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!!
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!
Five years after the Boston Marathon bombings, security expert and Stratfor contributor Austin Duckworth joins Tyler Salk and Kevin Aherne to elaborate on the precautions taken in this year’s running.
Candidate for Governor, Luis Daniel Muñoz stops by prior to his open forum event to further discuss his platform for Rhode Island. What does he think the state needs to do about education? Should the Paw Sox stay in Rhode Island? And why did he skip the first gubernatorial debate?
Plus, WBOB favorites Joe Ferro, Scott Rotondo, and the one and only David Clyde also sit in to discuss the latest rumblings surrounding Syria.
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!
Well Played #4 1/30/18 - It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Mike and Pete back for another episode of Well Played. This time around, it's time to break out the capes as the duo are all about superhero movies with none other than Joe Ferro of the Franchise. The trio of nerds discuss the upcoming movies such as Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity Warfare, and even a small review of Thor: Ragnorak by Ferro, which everybody can agree on that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is giving what the fans want.
Of course, it's not a Well Played without some video game talk. Between Dragonball FighterZ, Monster Hunter, and Rocket League, the duo have a lot to talk about as well as a couple of games that you should definitely avoid.
Psycho Sports #249 1/23/18 - There are people who are passionate about sports, and then there are people who are so psycho about them that they need to be locked up. Join Tyler Salk as he and co-host Ryan Fox break down the latest going around in local sports.
The University of Rhode Island Rams, for the first time this season, have found themselves ranked in the top-25 -- cross-state rival PC Friars have also looked strong. WPRI Sports Director Yianni Kourakis stops by to discuss the latest on Rhode Island college hoops with Salk. Who is the more talented team? How far will each team go come tournament time?
Then later in the show...
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.
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