Season Ticket

Your Monday-Friday stop for the deepest dive into Boston sports, the issues of the day, and beyond.

By Globe Sports and WBUR  

The Season Ticket podcast is hosted by Globe sports columnist Chris Gasper and produced in collaboration with WBUR. The daily podcast features insightful commentary, insider information, and unfiltered conversations with those who make news on the local sports scene and those who report on it. “Season Ticket” is your Monday-Friday stop for the deepest dive into Boston sports, the issues of the day, and beyond.

Subscribe to Season Ticket: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Friday, Jan. 19


Chris Gasper sits down with Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., for an exclusive interview. Bradley Jr. talks about hearing his name in trade rumors, what he’s been working on improving this offseason, and his reaction to the Yankees’ big offseason.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Chris Gasper goes behind enemy lines and talks to Jaguars reporter Gene Frenette ahead of the AFC Championship game. The two break down what the Jags need to do to win in Foxboro, their formidable defense, and how Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick’s history might impact this game.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Chris Gasper welcomes Sports Illustrated’s Peter King to preview both the AFC and NFC championship games, discuss the reported turmoil within the Patriots organization, and take a look at the many Bill Belichick understudies involved in this year’s coaching carousel.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

“This just happens to be the easiest path to a Super Bowl that I’ve ever seen." That’s how Dan Shaughnessy described the Patriots’ road to Super Bowl LII in a discussion with Chad Finn that also touched on the Red Sox and their quiet offseason.

Monday, Jan. 15

Ben Volin and Chris Gasper review the divisional round of the NFL playoffs and look ahead to the conference championshiop games.

Friday, Jan. 12


Voice of the Patriots Bob Socci joins Chris Gasper to share his insights on Saturday’s playoff game vs. Tennessee and what it’s like working with Scott Zolak.

Thursday, Jan. 11

Host Chris Gasper welcomes Tennessee Titans reporter Joe Rexrode to defend his controversial column calling the Patriots “confirmed cheaters.” Then, they discuss whether the Titans can outperform expectations in their divisional round matchup against the Patriots.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Host Chris Gasper talks to legendary sportscaster Lesley Visser about her career and her new book. She discusses getting her start during the glory days of the Boston Globe, facing sexism early in her career, and her international experience.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Guest host Chad Finn welcomes Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy for a spirited debate about their recently submitted 2018 Baseball Hall Of Fame ballots. They discuss players on the bubble, the real reason Curt Schilling can’t get in, and what to do about those suspected of steroid use.

Monday, Jan. 8

Guest host Joe Sullivan and Ben Volin survey the NFL playoff scene on the heels of Wild Card Weekend and evaluate the Patriots’ upcoming opponent, the Tennessee Titans.

Friday, Jan. 5

Ben Volin and Chris Gasper discuss ESPN’s report detailing turmoil among the Patriots’ three most powerful figures – coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady, and owner Robert Kraft.

Thursday, Jan. 4

Chris Gasper and Gary Washburn break down the storylines from the Celtics-Cavaliers game Thursday night. They also talk about the conciliatory return of Isaiah Thomas.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Chris Gasper and Dan Shaughnessy discuss Isaiah Thomas’s place in Celtics history and what reaction he’ll get ahead of his first return to the Garden as a member of the Cavaliers. Then, they lament the mediocre AFC playoff field and react to a quiet Red Sox offseason.

About Our Host

Christopher L. Gasper joined the Globe as a full-time employee at in 2001. He has been in the Globe sports department since 2006, and was the Patriots beat writer from 2006 to 2009, chronicling the only 16-0 perfect regular season in NFL history. He has been a columnist for the Globe since 2009, covering the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final, the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four, the College Football Playoff, the horse racing Triple Crown, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was named an APSE Top 10 columnist in 2014 and tabbed 2016 favorite sportswriter in the 2016 New England Sports Survey conducted by Channel Media and Market Research. He also proposed the modified sudden-death overtime format that the NFL adopted in 2010. In addition to his Globe role, Gasper is the co-host of the “Gasper & Murray” radio show on 98.5 the Sports Hub and has appeared on ESPN, BBC Radio, WCVB-TV, and Comcast SportsNet New England.

How to listen to “Season Ticket”

You may listen to “Season Ticket” on this page by clicking the play button above or via the audio player on the homepage. To listen on your mobile device, tap the following links to hear the latest episode and subscribe for future editions. Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or RSS.