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Episode 26: The Boston Globe's Michael Vega

Michael Vega from The Boston Globe joined Tom Leyden to talk about the impressive run put together by the 1994 Boston College Basketball team. Michael was on the Boston College beat at the time and shared stories of his time with Bill Curley, Howard Eisley, Malcolm Huckaby, Gerrod Abram and Danya Abrams.


Episode 21: Former NFL linebacker/NESN analyst Matt Chatham

Former NFL linebacker and current NESN analyst Matt Chatham joins the podcast to discuss his transition from the world on the field to the world behind the microphone. Chatham explains how he made the successful switch, and what made him want to pursue a second career in sports.


Episode 20: ESPN's Jackie MacMullan

Former Boston Globe columnist and current ESPN talent Jackie MacMullan joins the podcast to talk about the rise of women in sports and the impact of social media in the sports world. She discusses her experiences as a woman in the business, and how athletes are controlling their own messages as technologies evolve. She also looks into where the sports world is heading and provides advice for sports journalists getting into the field.


Episode 18: ESPN's Scott Van Pelt

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt talks about the state of sports journalism on the set of SportsCenter, discussing the past, present and future of the business. He evaluates the impact of social media and player-controlled messages, and ponders what's next for the field as a whole.


Episode 17: Jeff Pearlman, author of “Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL”

Tom Leyden chats with author Jeff Pearlman, who has written a new book called, “Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL” Pearlman, like Leyden, is a self-described USFL geek and remembers the life and death of the league as if it were yesterday.


Episode 16: NESN's Doug Kyed, Boston College running back AJ Dillon

NESN's Doug Kyed returns to the podcast to talk about the New England Patriots and their status through three weeks of the preseason. He also discusses the recent addition to the drama surrounding Tom Brady and Alex Guerrero, and talks about Eric Decker's retirement. Tom Leyden catches up with Boston College running back AJ Dillon before the Eagles open up the 2018 season.


Episode 15: Rich Brady, Executive Director of the Dell Technologies Championship

Rich Brady from the Dell Technologies Championship joins Austin Bumpus on Episode 15 of the podcast to talk about Tiger Woods and all of the action at the PGA Championship. Brady also previews the upcoming Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on Labor Day Weekend.


Episode 14: The Athletic's Jeff Howe, Dave Wedge

The Athletic's Jeff Howe joins Tom Leyden on the 14th episode of Expand On That to talk about the Patriots as training camp winds down and the team gets ready to start the preseason. Dave Wedge, who co-authored the book "12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady's Fight for Redemption" then joins Tom to discuss the topic that's like a gift that keeps on giving: Deflategate.


Episode 13: Jim Jackson, Brian Scalabrine from The BIG3

14-year NBA veteran and current FOX Sports analyst Jim Jackson joins the podcast as The BIG3 gets set to come to the TD Garden in Boston on August 3. Brian Scalabrine also joins Tom Leyden to talk about coming home to play in the tournament.


Episode 12: Boston 25 Sports In Depth Recap

After an incredible episode of Boston 25 Sports In Depth, we feature three of the four stories told throughout the night. First off, Boston 25 Sports photographer Walt McGraw tells the story of John Martin, a photographer who spent more than two decades shooting sports for NESN and is currently battling ALS. Next, Butch Stearns showcases the Boston Slammers, an all-girls baseball team from Jamaica Plain. Last but not least, Tom Leyden wraps things up with a story of an eighth-grader who...


Episode 11: Boston 25's Tom Leyden

Boston 25's own Tom Leyden joins Austin Bumpus ahead of this week's episode of Boston 25 Sports: In Depth. Leyden takes a break from his vacation to take a behind-the-scenes look at the process that goes into making the episode, and gives a preview for the four stories being featured.


Episode 10: MLB Network's Kevin Millar

MLB Network's Kevin Millar joins the tenth episode of the podcast to talk about his transition to sports media and his show, Intentional Talk, as well as the MLB All-Star Game and the first half of the season for the Red Sox.


Episode 9: The Boston Globe's Chris Gasper

The Boston Globe's Chris Gasper joins the ninth episode of the podcast to discuss the action-packed offseasons for the Celtics and Patriots. With the NBA Draft in the rearview mirror, Gasper evaluates the team's moves at the draft and where they're heading in free agency. He also gives his thoughts on a rollercoaster over the last three months for the Patriots.


Episode 8: New England Revolution's Teal Bunbury

New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury joins Austin Bumpus to talk about his team's season. He also talks about this year's World Cup and the announcement for the 2026 World Cup in North America. Tom Leyden talks to Charlie Davies about the first week of the 2018 World Cup.


Episode 7: The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey

The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey joins Austin Bumpus to evaluate the Red Sox after the first two months of the season. McCaffrey talks the team's performance at the plate and on the mound, and the craziness behind the scenes, Butch Stearns interviews Mitch Moreland to get his thoughts on the team and the season so far.


Episode 6: Boston 25's Gene Lavanchy

Boston 25's own Gene Lavanchy joins Austin Bumpus to talk about his switch from sports journalism to news, and gives his thoughts on a wild New England Patriots offseason. Butch Stearns talks to Matt Parziale, a Brockton firefighter preparing to golf in the U.S. Open.


Episode 5: Boston Sports Journal's Brian Robb

The Boston Sports Journal's Brian Robb helps Austin Bumpus take a look at the state of the Boston Celtics as they head into the offseason. They evaluate the team's improbable postseason run, and looks ahead to the future of the roster with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward's returns looming.


Episode 4: NESN's Tom Caron

NESN's Tom Caron dives in on the Red Sox with Austin Bumpus. He uses his grading skills to evaluate J.D. Martinez, Alex Cora and the team's pitching staff. Caron also compares the team to the 2004, 2007 and 2013 lineups, and gives his predictions for the rest of the 2018 season.


Episode 3: Boston 25's Butch Stearns

Butch Stearns joins Austin Bumpus to discuss the Celtics and their postseason run, and the team's chances against the Cavaliers. Tom Leyden tells the story of Boston sports photographer Steve Babineau. Butch gives a behind-the-scenes look into his Rugby in the Blue Hills story.


Episode 2: Boston 25's Tom Leyden

Boston 25's own Tom Leyden joins Austin Bumpus on the podcast to talk about his thumb injury, what went wrong for the Bruins and what's working for the Celtics during their playoff run. He also gives a behind-the-scenes look into the Sports In-Depth process, and previews Friday night's episode airing on Boston 25.