Red Sox, Hot Stove, ConcertCasts and Ike

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The Red Sox Episode
January 27th from 6-9PM

Join us for a LIVE podcast where we will talk with Red Sox Historian Gordon Edes, Presidential Historian and best selling author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Red Sox Poet Laureate Dick Flavin and Red Sox Organist Josh Kantor and more!  

The 2018 World Series Trophy will also be in attendance!

There will be a silent auction for some great prizes, including Red Sox game tickets and a personal tour of Fenway Park by Gordon Edes, an on-field batting practice experience, and a weekend stay at the Farm at Woods Hill, to name just a few.

Each ticket includes baseball style food buffet, one drink in a keepsake Above The Basement glass, pictures with the players (TBA) and an amazing night of music and conversation.

Proceeds from the ticket sales and auction will go to fight ALS.


A Far Cry ConcertCast at City Winery 
February 28th at 7:30-pm

We will be recording our first ConcertCast of 2019 at City Winery Boston with a few of the fine musicians from A Far Cry
This three-time Grammy-nominated string orchestra has developed a distinct approach to music-making, with playing and programming that encourage risk-taking and exploration for both player and audience. They were selected as Boston’s 2018 best classical ensemble by The Improper Bostonian, with one of its albums ranking at the top of Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart. 

A Far Cry’s omnivorous approach has led to collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Simone Dinnerstein, Roomful of Teeth, the Silk Road Ensemble, Vijay Iyer, and David Krakauer. A Far Cry’s twelfth season in 2018-19 includes nine Boston-area concerts as part of the group’s own series, and three pairs of concerts as part of A Far Cry’s long-standing residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 


Episode 125 - a conversation with Peter Gammons

We sat with the great sportswriter, commentator and musician Peter Gammons for our first episode of 2019

We attended the Peter Gammons College Scholarship Dinner in Boston and also talked with CEO and Executive Director of The Foundation to Be Named Later Allyce Najimy, Scholar Program Manager Lesly Suriel, the Foundation’s founder Paul Epstein and Boston musician Will Dailey.

Hot Stove, Cool Music

Join us February 2nd at The Paradise for Hot Stove Cool Music!

featuring Buffalo Tom w/ Tom Polce, Len Kasper, Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Will Dailey, Chris Cote, Bernie Williams, Barrence Whitfield, Kay Hanley (Letter To Cleo), Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood (Belly), and Jen Trynin!

The Foundation To Be Named Later was founded by Paul and Theo Epstein and its mission is to help improve lives through education, leadership and the healthy development of youth and families.

We will be there as well, so get your tickets and be sure to say hello!

I k e ' s  L i k e s

recommendations from our most avid listener: Mr. Ike Walker...

Welcome to the first edition of Ike’s Likes! 

I’m not a Boston native, so I love it when the podcast gets deep into Boston. One of my favorite “Boston” episodes is Joyce Kulhawik (Episode 95). Joyce was the arts

and entertainment reporter at WBZ for almost 30 years. She had so many great stories, and a wonderful sense of the history of Boston, particularly the arts. One of my favorite moments was learning about Boston’s history as a tryout city for shows before they go to Broadway.

Fast forward to Kara Elliot-Ortega (Episode 117), the Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, where we learned even more about the present and future of the Boston art scene.

This episode is a great complement to the conversation with Joyce Kulhawik. Both guests had real talk about affordability and inclusion in the Boston music scene, which resonates with what we’ve been hearing from many artists on the podcast.

I really enjoyed hearing this topic approached from both the journalist perspective and the public policy perspective. Listening to Kara has me optimistic about art in Boston in the 21st century.

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