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Two Outs is a WEEI podcast hosted by veteran Boston Herald columnist Steve Buckley and WEEI opinion maker Alex Reimer. The duo, who have both publicly revealed that they are gay, will produce a bi-monthly podcast that will tackle the intersection of society and sports from the perspective of two very different generations.

Two Outs is a WEEI podcast hosted by veteran Boston Herald columnist Steve Buckley and WEEI opinion maker Alex Reimer. The duo, who have both publicly revealed that they are gay, will produce a bi-monthly podcast that will tackle the intersection of society and sports from the perspective of two very different generations.
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Two Outs is a WEEI podcast hosted by veteran Boston Herald columnist Steve Buckley and WEEI opinion maker Alex Reimer. The duo, who have both publicly revealed that they are gay, will produce a bi-monthly podcast that will tackle the intersection of society and sports from the perspective of two very different generations.

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Two Outs Ep. 25: Gay conservative columnist Brad Polumbo on why he's boycotting Pride

6/21/2018
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Steve Buckley makes his long-awaited return to "Two Outs" this week, where the boys interview Brad Polumbo, a young gay conservative columnist who says he's boycotting Pride.

Duration:00:24:19

Two Outs Ep. 24: Sam Kennedy talks Fenway Pride Night and buzz around Red Sox

6/7/2018
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Alex is joined by Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy onthis week's edition of "Two Outs." Alex and Sam discuss the Red Sox' sixth annual Pride Night and MLB's LGBT inclusion efforts. In addition, Alex asks Sam about several Red Sox topics, including NESN ratings and whether there's a lack of buzz surrounding the team despite its incredible start.

Duration:00:31:08

Two Outs Ep. 23: Britt McHenry defends tweet blasting Redskins cheerleaders for complaining about sleazy work environment

5/3/2018
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It's a meeting of the infamous on "Two Outs" this week, as Reimer welcomes ex-ESPN reporter Britt McHenry to the show. McHenry and Reimer argue over the New York Times story outlining the sleazy atmosphere around the Redskins cheerleading squad, including a trip to Costa Rica in which they were forced to pose topless for an audience. McHenry says the cheerleaders put themselves in the situation, whereas Reimer says they were professionally pressured.

Duration:00:23:04

Two Outs Ep. 22: Transgender marathoner Amelia Gapin interview

4/12/2018
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"Two Outs" is back and Reimer is flying solo this week. He speaks with Amelia Gapin, one of at least five transgender women runners who will compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Alex and Amelia talk about whether transgender women have an athletic advantage over their competitors, and the proper way to handle those concerns. Amelia also talks about why she felt apprehension about being the first transgender woman to appear on the cover of "Women's Running Magazine."

Duration:00:31:25

Two Outs Ep. 21: Steve Buckley prepares Reimer for his first Super Bowl

1/24/2018
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Alex Reimer is coming out of the basement and covering his first Super Bowl next week. Steve Buckley prepares Reimer for this momentous moment. The guys also catch up with former Bryant basketball coach Chris Burns, who was the first openly gay coach in Divison 1 men's basketball.

Duration:00:26:21

Ep. 20: Donte Stallworth explains his transformation from homophobe to LGBT activist

1/10/2018
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In this episode of "Two Outs," Reimer and Buck speak with former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth. Stallworth is one of the most socially progressive voices in sports, and frequently lends his support for LGBT causes. But it wasn't always that way. By his own admission, Stallworth used to be homophobic. He discusses his transformation and the role his background as an African-American played in his change of view. Stallworth also briefly talks about his history with the Patriots, and...

Duration:00:31:05

Ep. 19: Kirk Minihane explains why Boston Herald deserves to go bankrupt

12/13/2017
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Kirk Minihane joins Buck and Reimer on this episode of "Two Outs," where he proceeds to tell Buck why the Boston Herald deserves to go bankrupt. Kirk also reviews Alex's performance since he returned to K&C in October.

Duration:01:06:46

Ep. 18: Christian Fauria recounts his wild times in Provincetown and West Hollywood

11/30/2017
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In this episode of "Two Outs," Alex presses Christian Fauria on his claim that he was sexually harassed in West Hollywood and saw two men having sex on the street in Provincetown. Alex and Buck also speak with the Washington Post's Chuck Culpepper, who talks about his coming out story and covering sports as a gay man in the Middle East. Culpepper also discusses his most recent column on Tennessee's ousting of Greg Schiano, and why he finds it both charming and chilling.

Duration:00:28:20

Ep. 17: "Gay Pat" from Barstool Sports Interview

11/15/2017
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In this episode of "Two Outs," Reimer and Buck chat with "Gay Pat" from Barstool Sports. They discuss the reception he's received at Barstool and whether the company's brand of humor is homophobic. Reimer also goes after Buck's Herald colleague, Michael Silverman, for putting down bloggers on Twitter.

Duration:00:30:29

Ep. 16: Mailbag: Kevin Spacey, Alex's relationship with K&C post-Curtis incident

11/1/2017
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In this episode of "Two Outs," Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley chide Kevin Spacey for using his sexuality as a way to cover up sexual assault claims. They also answer several mailbag questions from listeners, including whether athletes should be pressured to come out and the state of Alex's relationship with Kirk Minihane since returning to "Kirk & Callahan."

Duration:00:40:13

Ep. 15: Jason Collins interview

10/18/2017
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In this edition of "Two Outs," Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley speak with Jason Collins. They talk about his coming out experience and whether he's disappointed more male athletes haven't followed in his footsteps. Jason also reveals his old weekend routine of driving by Club Cafe and wistfully looking inside, which prompts Alex to invite him out.

Duration:00:34:51

Ep. 14: James Harbaugh Jr. Interview

10/3/2017
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In this edition of "Two Outs," Reimer and Buck speak with Jim Harbaugh's son, James, who's currently studying theatre at the University of Michigan. They ask James how he got into the performance arts, given his family's football background, and also delve into his coming out story. Later, Alex chats with the commissioner of Boston's FLAG Flag Football, Danny Tyrrell, about the Gay Bowl, which is coming to Boston this weekend.

Duration:00:42:35

Ep. 13: "Gays for Trump" Interview

9/20/2017
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In this edition of "Two Outs," Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley spar with Peter Boykin, the head of "Gays for Trump." Reimer and Buck argue with Pete about the rationalization of Donald Trump's transgender military ban and debate whether Trump's cabinet is filled with homophobes.

Duration:00:33:10

Ep. 12: Are police too sensitive when they take issue with anthem protests?

9/5/2017
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In this episode of "Two Outs," Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley spar over the Cleveland Police's station to pull out of the Browns' Week 1 flag demonstration. Alex says the police are being sensitive snowflakes, whereas Buck argues it's hypocrtical to support players who make statements during the national anthem and not the police. As gay men, Alex and Buck also talk about whether they've ever considered protesting the national anthem.

Duration:00:22:46

Two Outs Ep. 11: Thank God for Trump's generals

8/30/2017
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Defense secretary James Mattis made an honorable decision this week, opting to halt President Donald Trump's transgender military ban until a study is completed by experts. Alex and Buck --- hardly two warhawks --- praise Trump's generals for representing the last bastion of rationality in the White House. They also talk about how Trump's unnecessary cruely towards trasngender people has conjured up an incredible amount of support for the community. Later in the show, Buck reviews his trip...

Duration:00:30:18

Ep. 10: Do the Red Sox need drama and turmoil to capture fans' attention?

8/10/2017
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The Red Sox have won eight straight games and opened up a four-game lead in the AL East. But yet, it seems like the fervor around the team has cooled since the David Price-Dennis Eckersley drama died down. Reimer and Buck debate about whether Red Sox fans need drama and turmoil to find the team interesting these days. Buck also reads the worst column Alex has ever written: a meandering, cliche-ridden piece about how Peyton Manning is better than Tom Brady. Huh?

Duration:00:31:15

Ep. 9: Gerry Callahan defends Donald Trump's transgender troop ban

7/28/2017
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Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley spar with Gerry Callahan, who agrees with President Donald Trump's snap decision to ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces. Alex and Buck both say it isn't a distraction, given that thousands of transgender troops are serving openly together. Gerry, meanwhile, argues that the military shouldn't be a place for social experimentation.

Duration:00:25:03

Ep. 8: Reimer Parole Hearing Preview

7/21/2017
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This episode was recorded on Thursday before Alex met his fate on the morning show. Also on the show, Steve Buckley was the first person to denounce Mike Barnicle's erroneous report earlier this month about Pete Frates' death. Alex Reimer asks Buck what his first reaction was when he saw the fake news, and why he immediately doubted its veracity. Buck and Reimer also discuss comments from an Australian Olympian, who says gay athletes could ruin their careers by coming out.

Duration:00:32:57

Ep. 7: Ryan O'Callaghan Interview

6/23/2017
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Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley speak with former Patriots offensive tackle Ryan O'Callaghan, who came out as gay in an Outsports profile this week. They talk about the reaction to Ryan's story, and whether he's changed hearts and minds in the process. Ryan also explains why he's surprised there isn't an active openly gay player in the NFL.

Duration:00:24:02

Ep. 6: Pride Month has become corporatized. Is that bad?

6/14/2017
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Alex Reimer did not enjoy himself at Boston Pride Weekend. He says the cover charges were too high and the lines were too long. Steve Buckley takes issue with Alex's idea of Pride, saying it's more than a giant block party. Alex and Buck also delve into Charlotte Pride's decision to ban a pro-Trump group from marching. While they both disagree with the decision, Alex contests that gay Trump voters are not friends of the LGBT cause.

Duration:00:30:07