Wild Side #375 11/27/2018 - Tyler is joined by Ben DeCastro, social media influencer, and Johnny K, the Truckin' White Boy, as all three talk about the immigrant caravan at the US/Mexico border and what the mainstream media is conveniently leaving out of what really is going on.
Also with sports betting now legal in Rhode Island, Tyler is joined by the Franchise's own Joe Ferro to discuss what effect will sports betting have on the Ocean State as well as pondering why the state has allowed sports betting but still will not legalize recreational marijuana.
House of Horrors #96 10/17/18 - An old favorite gets the "Franchise Treatment". Ferro, host of The Franchise teams up with Mad Mel from Shock Treatment to bring some metal and horror to the airwaves. They talk some of Rhode Island's most interesting, and spooky folklore and also touch on some of their own paranormal experiences along with what to watch for horror movies and series. Tunes by Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Birch Hill Dam and more.
Shock Treatment #6 10/17/2018 - Mad Mel and Joe Ferro of the Franchise are joined this time around by Nick Charles, CEO of Dungeon Films. What inspired Nick to start his own film-making company Dungeon Films? What were the trials and tribulations that he had to endure along the way? What are some current films and projects Nick is working on right now? The trio discuss those questions and more.
On this edition of The Franchise the team welcomes Edgar from BeerThugLife.com to talk about his collaboration with Blueprint Brewing and his clothing line.
JR from Newport Craft Brewing drops in to talk about current and upcoming releases along with the premier RI beer show Beervana.
Plus per usual an on air beer share with Cycle Brewing Smores.
The Franchise #163 9/25/18 - Another great night with The Franchise crew. This show we welcome Lauren Gray Demato on during our new segment "Brewery Blunders" during which we talk about some of the outrage around Garagiste Meadery's "Now Hiring" campaign which includes a infamous couch.
We also welcome friend of the show, David Dadekian, president of Eat Drink RI, who also won the primary for town council in Coventry, RI District 1.
We finish out with Bottle Logic's Fundamental Observation batch 4 for our "On Air Beer Share".
Derelict Dummies #264 9/10/18 - Dummies Kris left Bob so he could go on a sea cruise with his family, but Joe Ferro filled in as guest host and it became a Franchise Revival! First segment we had acknowledged WBOB political guru Scott Rotondo hold over from his show as we discussed the upcoming statewide primaries and what a major national election the midterms in November will be. We also got a call from new horror show host Lee Anne to talk about October programs that will feature some great guests from Hollywood’s spook factories of film. And we tested various flavored stouts to mark the Fall chilly preview of weather. Love this episode
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 #160 6/11/18 - Ferro and Morgan welcome Aaren Simoncini from Beer'd Brewing in Connecticut to talk about their beers and what's been going on at the brewery. They also welcome Edgar from Beerthuglife.com to talk about his recent east coast tour and going viral with his videos. The boys finish with one of Morgan's own brews from Buttonwoods Brewery for the "On Air Beer Share" named "Object Permanence."
Derelict Dummies #256 6/11/18 - Well there was a party of a show for sure. The guys did an old fashion Dummies’ segment show starting with some views on Robert De Niro’s "fuck Trump" on live TV at the Tony Awards and a tribute to Anthony Bourdain who tragically took his own life (and some of our dreams). Next up was an in depth view of sand (yes like in beach sand) and how it has become an economic commodity with both environmental and criminal implications. The North Korean summit was discussed briefly as well. Then it was a special Ain’t Got Time for This Shit segment where the derelict duo was joined by WBOB personalities Ferro and Scott Rotondo and Buttonwood’s brewery owner Morgan for a lively and brief roundtable on the day’s most pressing news stories.
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!!
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