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Michael Holley of NBC Sports Boston is launching his Lifestyle Podcast with a wide variety of guests from athletes, musicians, coaches, politicians, chefs, business leaders, and other cultural contributors. Topics include pop-culture, music, food, fashion, health trends and much more.

Michael Holley of NBC Sports Boston is launching his Lifestyle Podcast with a wide variety of guests from athletes, musicians, coaches, politicians, chefs, business leaders, and other cultural contributors. Topics include pop-culture, music, food, fashion, health trends and much more.
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Michael Holley of NBC Sports Boston is launching his Lifestyle Podcast with a wide variety of guests from athletes, musicians, coaches, politicians, chefs, business leaders, and other cultural contributors. Topics include pop-culture, music, food, fashion, health trends and much more.






An inside look at running the Celtics with Wyc Grousbeck, Danny Ainge and Steve Pagliuca

0:47 - Wyc Grousbeck, Danny Ainge and Steve Pagliuca talk about the forming of the current ownership group and how having the same group since 2003 has allowed them to have success. 5:32 - The ownership group talks about the way they communicate with each other and how they deal with making the big decisions like the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett trade 9:26 - Danny Ainge discusses how he has grown over the years individually and how ownership as a group has grown 13:05 - What lessons did...


A conversation with Jackie MacMullan

In this episode, Michael talks all things basketball with NBA columnist Jackie MacMullan. They get into NBA player empowerment and movement across the league as well as the impact that Gordon Hayward's struggles had on the Celtics last season. They also take a deeper look at what really went wrong with Kyrie Irving and the Celtics as well as just how untouchable the Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum duo was during trade talks. 1:14 - NBA player empowerment and Steve Kerr's comments on player...


Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band. Why he loves music, and how Super Bowl LI was as a Falcons fan

(3:00) Clay explains why he chose to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and how him and good friend John Mayer began their music careers together. (4:30) Clay talks about which instruments he can play, tells the story about how he fell in love with the guitar and how he decided to turn his musical talents into a career. (9:00) Clay discusses his relationship with John Mayer. (13:00) Clay talks about being a Atlanta Falcons fan, his experience being at the Patriots’ comeback win in...


State of the Los Angeles Lakers with Brad Turner

The NBA hot-stove season is in full swing so over the next few episodes Michael checks in with some of his NBA insider friends across the country to find out what's really going on! In this episode, Michael caught up with Brad Turner of the LA times to discuss all the moves that the Lakers have made so far. They talked about the Anthony Davis trade and who actually won the deal? The also spoke about what other players the Lakers should target like Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard and is there...


A conversation with NHL analyst Pierre McGuire

In this episode, Michael sits down with NBC Sport's NHL 'Inside-the-Glass' analyst Pierre McGuire. He gave his thoughts on the 2019 Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. They also discussed the intricacies of coaching in the NHL and his transition into the media. Pierre also shared what he learned from his controversial "mansplaining" controversy with Kendall Coyne. Lastly, he shared a few of his favorite Jaromir Jagr stories with Michael. 1:11 Thoughts on...


A conversation with Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy

In this episode, Micheal checks in with Pro Football Hall of fame coach and NBC broadcaster Tony Dungy. They covered a wide variety of topics from his reactions to the 2019 NFL draft, his thoughts on the Tyreek Hill battery allegations and how the Chiefs should handle it, the relationship between football and faith, and last but certainly not least the musical genius of Earth, Wind & Fire. Enjoy the episode. :55 10 years in Broadcasting 1:19- 2006 AFC championship comeback vs Pats 2:30...


Draft Kings CEO - Jason Robins

In this episode, Michael is joined by Draft Kings CEO Jason Robins. They discussed many topics including the future of legalized sports gambling, how he got his start in the business, dealing with obstacles and controversy and the time he went to a special concert with Robert Kraft. Enjoy the episode. 2:20 -Being in almost 200 Fantasy Leagues in college 3:31 - Why drafting players is the best part of Fantasy 5:01 - What he wanted to be when he was younger 6:13 College experiences and how...


Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn

In this episode, Michael sits down with Celtics' playing, coaching, and broadcasting legend Tommy Heinsohn. They discussed multiple topics, including the time he fought Wilt Chamberlain, being one of the initial Presidents of the Players Association and how he thinks Bill Russell would fare in today's NBA. Tommy also gave his thoughts on the current Celtics team and coach Brad Stevens. Sit back and take a trip down memory lane with Tommy Heinsohn, you'll enjoy this episode. 1:47 – His...


SB Champion Malcolm Mitchell: "Gronk the best football player I've ever seen"

In this episode, former Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell joined us to reflect on his NFL career and what it was like to play with Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and to be coached by Bill Belichick. He talked about his role in the SB 51 comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. Malcolm also discussed his decision to retire from the NFL and how hard that was for him. Lastly, he spoke about the importance of his literacy foundation "Read with Malcolm" and how reading has inspired him for his next...


Night Shift Brewing Founders: The Business of Beer

In this episode, Michael sits down with the founders of Night Shift Brewing Mike Oxton, Rob Burns, and Mike O’Mara. They each talked about their journey and how three buddies with a passion for brewing homemade beer out of their Somerville apartment emerged as a regional powerhouse in one of the hottest industries. Craft Beer lovers unite, you'll enjoy this conversation! 3:30-6:45 (how they met) 7:00-9:10 (house parties) 11:43-13:01 (debate on name) 13:05-14:55 (logo design) 15:40-17:54...


Three-time Grammy Award Winner Terri Lyne Carrington

In this episode, Micheal sits down with legendary Boston jazz drummer, composer, singer, educator and three-time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington. They talked about how she was offered a full scholarship to Berklee at 11-years old. They discussed some of her favorite memories working with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, and many others. They also talked about her stints as the house drummer on The Arsenio Hall Show. Lastly,...


Massachusetts Congressman Joseph Kennedy III

Massachusetts Congressman Joseph Kennedy III joined Michael at Night Shift Brewing in Everett, MA. They had a great conversation spanning from growing up a Kennedy, to the Congressman's political future and his candid thoughts on President Trump and his administration. Lastly, the two shared some laughs discussing favorite music and concerts they've attended. You'll enjoy this episode. 4:35 - Kennedy discusses what it was like growing up as a member of such a famous American family. 10:10...


Celebrity Chef Joanne Chang: Baking & Business

A great conversation with Chef Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery. Joanne talked about the irony of growing up not being allowed to eat sweets to owning multiple Bakeries in the city of Boston. She talked about what goes into running a successful restaurant business and how to manage a great staff. Lastly, she spoke about how she met her husband Christopher Myers and gave us a taste of what's it like to work with your spouse. Enjoy! (3:20) Her transition from studying applied math economics at...


The one and only Cedric Maxwell

In this episode, Michael sits down with the always entertaining Celtics legend and Radio analyst Cedric Maxwell. They discussed his time playing for the Celtics in the '80s and how he felt alienated by his teammates once he was traded. He talked about coming back to Boston and becoming a broadcaster for the Celtics. They also discussed how he comes up with his unique catchphrases about food. Lastly, Cedric gives his thoughts on race relations in Boston and the political climate of the...


Richard Seymour

Patriots great Richard Seymour sits down with Michael Holley on the eve of whether he finds out if he has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Seymour talks about how he’s feeling before learning his fate, (2:30) the first time he met Bill Belichick, (3:40) how more Patriots should be in the Hall of Fame, despite not having eye-popping stats and how Belichick wrote a letter to the Hall on his behalf. Also… (5:45) Why the Super Bowl against Carolina stands out as the most physical...


Willie McGinest: "Sports will never see a dynasty like the Patriots again"

Willie McGinest joins “The Michael Holley Podcast” at the Super Bowl in Atlanta to talk about the Patriots mentality, how to build a losing team into a winning one, and Tom Brady. (:45) McGinest on Brady’s mentality and intensity, and staying in the moment (2:20) The Hall of Fame conversation for Patriots players, and how championships isn’t considered as strongly as it should be (5:30) McGinest talks about the gameplan the Patriots had against the Rams in Super Bowl 36, and how the...


Jay Feely on his close friendship with Tom Brady; Phil Simms

In this episode of “The Michael Holley Podcast” presented by Night Shift Brewing, we talk with Tom Brady’s former teammate at Michigan and very close friend, CBS analyst and former NFL kicker Jay Feely. Jay talks about his friend’s rise to stardom, and whether he’s changed with his enormous success and fame. (3:30) Feely talks about working with Brady in college, and the competitions the two always seemed to get into. Feely talks about golf clubs being broken and backgammon boards being...


Troy Brown - Live from the Super Bowl

Michael Holley talks with Patriots Hall of Fame receiver Troy Brown during Super Bowl week in Atlanta to discuss his memories of the Patriots first championship over the Rams in 2002, (7:25) how he celebrated the win, (9:00) did he ever see the run Patriots dynasty coming? (14:31) Also, Troy talks about comments from a Rams player about Tom Brady, and his prediction for the game.


Former Patriot Damien Woody

In this episode, Micheal chats with former Patriot and current ESPN NFL analyst Damien Woody. He talked about his time playing for Bill Belichick on those championship Patriots teams and how ironically that prepared him for a career in media. He also spoke about overcoming a speech disorder growing up and how public speaking helped him gain confidence. Throw in a little politics and some 1990's R&B talk, and you have another entertaining episode, enjoy!


Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

In this episode, Michael sits down with City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. They talked about a variety of topics from growing up a Boston sports fan, to the current political climate and how we can change it. Lastly, Mayor Walsh opened up about his past struggles with alcohol and the lessons he's learned from being sober over the last 24 years.