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Mike Safo with Adam Kownacki & Will Rosinsky

Joined today by the # 7th ranked heavyweight boxer in the world, Adam “Baby Face” Kownacki at Park Deli in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. My co-host for today’s show is, 4 Time Golden Gloves winner and former light heavyweight boxer Will “Power” Rosinsky. Will and I talk about his professional career, fighting Kelly Pavlik, and if he still has the itch to get back in the ring. 7 minutes into the show Adam comes onto the show and we talk about the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder fight from the previous...


Mike Safo with Mark Gubicza

Joined today by 14 year MLB veteran, 2-time all-star, 1985 World Series Champion and the current color analyst for the Anaheim Angels Mark “Goobie” Gubicza. We hear about Mark’s insanely impressive memorabilia collection which ranges from his own starting lineup figure to Yankee Stadium seats cufflinks. Mark and I talk some hot stove baseball rumors and where he thinks some of the big name free agents might end up. “Goobie” tells us about becoming the Angels color analyst, hanging out with...


Mike Safo with Austin Bush

Joined today by food blogger, Lonely Planet travel writer and photographer, Austin Bush. Austin stopped by the 42nd street studio to talk about his new book, “The Food of Northern Thailand”. He explains the difference between what Americans think Thai food is and what traditional Thai food is. We also talk about his friendship with the James Beard Award winning chef and friend of the show Andy Ricker, and his love affair with Thailand. Our frequent co-host, Simba joins us while Austin tells...


Mike Safo with Chris Barron

Joined today by the lead singer of the Spin Doctors, Chris Barron. Chris joins me from Jack Demsey’s bar and we talk about my mom possibly being a groupie, our love affair with our cats, and how he finally got back his hat from the iconic “Two Princes” video. We hear about Chris’ crazy life growing up, what “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” is really about and if he really came to NYC with $100 in his pocket and a guitar. Chris tells us about the NYC music scene in the 90’s, how the Spin Doctors...


Mike Safo with Ann Coulter

Joined today by political commentator, best-selling author and my pal: the queen Ann Hart Coulter. Ann and I talk about her new book “Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind”. We talk about what’s going on in Florida, Arizona and Georgia with all the post-election recounts and controversies. The always opinionated Ann Coulter gives us her opinion on sports teams changing their names that some find offensive. We hear what it’s like to be one of the 46 people...


Mike Safo with Ryan LaFlare , Dennis Bermudez, and MarshmallowMark

Joined today from Jack Demsey’s by UFC Legends Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez, Ryan Laflare and regular guy Mark... We talk the unbreakable Bro-mance of Ryan and Dennis, why strong island is a hub for UFC fightrers, and about Dennis’s lst visit to the show. Ryan announces his retirement from competitive fighting and we discuss why, what he’ll miss the most and what he is leaving behind. We compare the current state of the UFC to how it was just 10 years ago. We go really deep into the life of...


Mike Safo with Ryan LaFlare , Dennis Bermudez, and Marc

Joined today from Jack Demsey’s by UFC Legends Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez, Ryan Laflare and regular guy Mark... We talk the unbreakable Bro-mance of Ryan and Dennis, why strong island is a hub for UFC fightrers, and about Dennis’s lst visit to the show. Ryan announces his retirement from competitive fighting and we discuss why, what he’ll miss the most and what he is leaving behind. We compare the current state of the UFC to how it was just 10 years ago. We go really deep into the life of...


Mike Safo with Andy Ricker 2

Joined today by the 2 time James Beard award winning chef Andy Ricker. Andy and I talk about his time here in NYC, from his favorite hangouts to the best noodle places and of course I try and convince him to reopen Pok Pok here. We talk briefly about his newest venture in Las Vegas and what’s next for him. We talk about his years over in Thailand, some tips on visiting South East Asia, and what was it about the beautiful country that changed his life. We hear about how he left Chiang Mai and...


Mike Safo with Reinaldo Marcus Green

An episode 20 years in the making… joined today by my childhood friend turned uber talented movie director Reinaldo Marcus Green. Rei and I share some laughs about growing up on Staten Island, playing baseball together and arguing over the Yankees and Mets. Rei tells what inspired him to quit his job and get in the movie business. From his short film “STOP” to the newly released, critically acclaimed “Monsters and Men”, Reinaldo has been everywhere lately, schmoozing it up at Sundance and...


Mike Safo with Adam Hill

With UFC 229 just a day away there was one person I needed on my podcast, calling in from Sin City, UFC/MMA reporter for the Las Vegas Review Journal, the great Adam Hill. Adam and I talk about his new friendship, which he doesn’t condone, with O.J. Simpson and how he became part of his Sunday Funday crew. Then we get down to business as Adam breaks down UFC 229 between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. We hear his prediction, why the odds are listed the way they are, other bouts on...


Mike Safo with Bobby Seeger Jr. from Indian Larry

Joined today by the owner of Indian Larry Motorcycles, Bobby Seeger Jr. After a private tour of the shop in Brooklyn, Bobby and I sat down for an intimate conversation in the shadows of some of the world’s most desired bikes. We talked about Bobby being a foodie on Instagram and the gentrification of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Boss tells us where his love of motorcycles started, how meeting Indian Larry changed his life, to eventually becoming partners with the motorcycling legend. We hear...


Mike Safo with Doug Flynn

Joined today by 2-time World Series Champion and Gold Glove Winner, Kentucky’s own Doug Flynn. The Glue tells us about his adventures living in NYC while playing for the Mets; from his new Corvette getting stolen to how the New York media treated him. Doug takes us through his journey on how he walked on and played basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats and left early to go try out for the Cincinnati Reds. We talk about the current state of baseball and how analytics are ruining the game. Doug...


Mike Safo with Erik Larson

Joined today by my favorite author, the iconic Erik Larson. He’s authored amazing books, such as: “The Devil in the White City”, “In the Garden of Beasts”, “Isaac’s Storm”, and “Dead Wake”. We talk about the pros and cons of living in New York City, tennis and Erik’s thoughts about Donald Trump. Erik and I talk about the importance of the Chicago World’s Fair and how he came about writing “The Devil in the White City” and how he thought his career was over the day before the book was...


Mike Safo with Tony Delk

Joined today at Jack Demsey’s with Kentucky legend and NBA veteran Tony “Double Zero” Delk. Tony is in town to talk about his inspirational book “Shooter” and his new wine “Lorenz0”. Double Zero tells us about growing up in Brownsville, Tennessee, becoming a McDonald’s All American and how Coach Pitino and Billy Donovan recruited him down to Lexington. We talk about his time as a Wildcat, playing on the famous 1996 team and of course that memorable championship game against Syracuse. Tony...


Mike Safo with Adam Kownacki

Joined today by the “Pride of Poland and of Greenpoint, Brooklyn” heavyweight boxer Adam “Babyface” Kownacki. The Champ stops by and talks about his huge upcoming fight against Charles Martin at the Barclays Center. We hear about the excitement of fighting in front of the rabid Polish fans and what goes into a heavyweight training schedule. Babyface talks about growing up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and watching the neighborhood change right before his eyes and some of his favorite hangouts....


Mike Safo with Bruce Prichard

Joined today in studio by the legendary co-host of the podcast “Something To Wrestle With”, Bruce Prichard. Bruce tells us how he got together with his co-host Conrad Thompson and how stunned he was that the podcast blew up to a worldwide phenomenon. Bruce’s career in wrestling spans over 40 years and we hear how the 25-year-old Texan relentlessly called Vince McMahon and somehow became one of his most trusted soldiers involved in some of the most memorable angles in wrestling history. Bruce...


Mike Safo with James Murray "Mur"

Joined today by the comedic genius “Mur” from Impractical Jokers, also known as “author” James Murray. We pick up right where Opie’s podcast leaves off, James leaving his personal items in a bar and how I had to rescue him on his date. Mur and I talk about being raised on Staten Island, what we miss most about it and how we both tried to pick up girls the same way growing up. We discuss his new Sci-Fi Thriller book “Awakened”, how it took 14 years to get published, the idea of making the...


Mike Safo with Steve Hytner aka Kenny Bania

Joined today by Steve Hytner, name doesn’t ring a bell? Kenny Bania from Seinfeld but he’s way more than that. Steve stops by the Westwood One studios to talk about his new podcast “That’s Gold”. We talk about how his show is gonna focus on “guy talk”, gambling, tequila and more. Steve tells the greatest 5 team parlay story involving a murdering gypsy. Then we get down to business. Steve is in town because the Brooklyn Cyclones are honoring him with a bobblehead at Seinfeld night so we talk...


Mike Safo with Slade Heathcott

Joined today by former 1st round draft pick by the NY Yankees Slade Heathcott. Slade calls into the show from his team bus and tells us about his extremely difficult childhood, from dealing with his father being in and out of prison to eventually having to protect his mother by pulling a shotgun on his father. We hear how he found out he was selected by the Bronx Bombers and takes us through his journey getting called up to the big show and walking into the Yankees locker room for the first...


Mike Safo with JJ Devaney & Danny Roberts

On this special World Cup edition of the podcast I’m joined by one half of the ESPN Caught Offside podcast, JJ Devaney and also by soccer guru Danny Roberts. JJ and Danny talk about the previous month of the World Cup, talking about favorite players, best games and of course biggest disappointments. We discuss the nonstop coverage and comparison that the media makes with Messi and Ronaldo and what players became stars during this tournament. JJ goes deep as he thinks this could be the last...