Franchise #161 6/26/2018 - What are the perfect beers and IPAs that people should be drinking on 4th of July next week? Ferro and Chris break it down as well as pay tribute to Pantera drummer & co-founder Vinnie Paul.
Joining the show is Melissa 'Mad Mel' Potter to recap her experience at Scare-A-Con this past weekend over in Massachusetts as well as talk about the upcoming rebooted Halloween movie.
Then later on, guitarist Jeffrey Instasi joins the show to talk about his latest project.
The Franchise #159 4/30/18 - The boys welcome Carlo from White Dog Distilling, which just recently opened in Pawtucket RI, to find out what he has brewing, er distilling. They also welcome Kristofer, brand ambassador for Brewed Events, to talk about the Free the Whale beer festival in Miami. The guys try some Hill Farmstead Works of Love: Cigar City for the on air beer share. Beer news, tunes and more!!
The Rotunda #149 4/30/18 - Take a stroll through baseball nostalgia, while enjoying a conversation with noted RI author and baseball historian Rick Harris. Rick shares his passion for America’s Pastime and even shares some stories about Rhode Island’s unique connection to the game. When you hear his story about Hall of Famer (and native Rhode islander) Nap Lajoie, you may have a tear in your eye. And in a very special second segment, Scott has his daughter Hannah call in to talk about her journey with scoliosis and what she is doing to help raise awareness of the condition.
As if that’s not enough – peace breaks out in Korea! The whole political apple cart in Rhode Island gets toppled over as the most powerful politician in the state has to cover his flank! You won’t have any odd news stories this go-round – Scott does you one better and has Derelict Dummies co-host bob Giusti sit in, for a fitting bookend to the first segment with Scott and Chris Casci. What kind of beer does Scott like, and why? Check this out and find out!
The Franchise #158 4/17/18 - On this episode of The Franchise Ferro, Chris and Morgan talk with David Dadekian from EatDrinkRI.com about their upcoming events showcasing Rhode Island's best chefs, brewers and winemakers. They also talk 420 beers and the new trend of adding CBDs to beers and what the feds think of that. "Rhode Rage" DIPA from Newport Craft Brewing makes its debut on the "On Air Beer Share" and much more!
The Franchise #157 3/26/18 - Team Franchise talks to JR and Brendan from Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Company to talk about all the upcoming changes to the company and their beer and spirits releases coming soon. They also welcome Dave from BeerBrosBs.com, a beer podcast out of Florida, to talk FLA crazy beer releases and Sprung Spring Beer festival. The show closes dowwn with a brand new brew from Turning Point Brewery out of Texas for this week's featured "On Air Beer Share".
The Franchise #156 3/20/18 - Ferro and Chris welcome Ian Cory from InvisibleOranges.com on to talk some heavy metal and hardcore music. The "On Air Beer Share" spotlights Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Company's Rhode Trip Vic Secret. Also tunes and beer news!
Franchise #155 1/10-2018 - Even though it's cold outside, the Franchise crew are busy cracking a cold one in this episode. As they taste test the recent IPAs, ales, and beers that have been released, they are joined in studio by Michael J Daniels of Arise to talk about his hard/death core band.
They are then joined on the phone lines by John Kielty, lead brewer of Big aLICe Brewing out of Long Island City in Queens, New York. What was it like starting a brewery in Queens? How is the brewery scene like in New York City? What are some new IPAs and ales that Big aLICe Brewing have released or are currently working on? John discusses that and more with the Franchise crew.
The Franchise #153 10/10/17 - Franchise Ferro is back at it, joined by Chris and Morgan, to break down the latest in the world of what's fun.
With a beer tasting, you know the weekend has started early. What should you be trying? Scratch that. What do you NEED to try? There's only one way to find out.
Nick Garrison of Fool Proof Brewing Company joins to let us know about his upcoming Pints for Pups event. All of the proceeds will go to helping animals. There are a lot of reasons to go, and beer is only one of them.
Brian from Beervana has an event going on as well. What is beervana? What should you be ready for? Beervana is right around the corner, and you know Joe will be there. Will you?
Bill Southerland from the metal band Kilgore joins the party to let us know what's coming up next for his band. They have new songs, new concerts, and news on what is going on. They'll have a new release soon, and you need to know what's going on.
Every empire falls. But a franchise? That can live forever. The manager has called you into his office. Will you listen to what he has to say. Will you listen to the Franchise? (The answer better be yes).
The Franchise #152 9/27/17 - On this edition of the Franchise host Joe Ferro and co-host Chris Casci discuss recent beer releases. Musician Bryan Corderio calls in to talks his latest upcoming project and brewer Tony Barber rounds out the hour to discuss his charitable brews. Beer correspondent Morgan Snyder also weighs in with his take on all things golden and bubbly.
Franchise #151 9/13/2017 - After taking almost the entire summer off, The Franchise has returned for a special evening. Joe Ferro is joined in studio with Chris Casci as the two yak it up, catching up on what they've been up to, and you tube video holes they have fallen into lately.
They're joined by two special guests. First up is Mark McKellar of the RI local band The Resonate, giving a live status of what the band has been up to recently, shows they performed at, upcoming shows, new songs, and more.
Then you have Morgan Clark Synder Jr. of Buttonwoods Brewery talking all things beer and IPAs. Which beer is in season right now? What is the hottest tasting IPA that's in demand? Are there going to be any upcoming announcements from Buttonwoods Brewery that consumers should keep an ear open for? Joe and company discuss.
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