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Two Outs

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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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Episodes

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


Ep. 5: Why isn't there an active openly gay player in the four major sports?

5/31/2017
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Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley chat with the founder of OutSports, Cyd Ziegler, about why there isn't an active openly gay player in the four major professional sports leagues. Three years ago, it seemed as if Jason Collins and Michael Sam were starting a trend. But there's been a lull since then. Alex and Buck also talk about whether Reimer reveals too much information about his love life on Kirk & Callahan.

Duration: 00:42:58


Ep. 4: Billy Bean talks Kevin Pillar homophobic slur

5/19/2017
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Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley chat with MLB Ambassador of Inclusion Billy Bean about the Kevin Pillar incident and casual homophobia in sports. Bean explains how difficult it is to stamp out anti-gay language, given how prevalent it is in our vernacular.

Duration: 00:40:17


Ep. 3: Red Sox president Sam Kennedy talks Fenway racial aftermath

5/10/2017
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Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley chat with Red Sox president Sam Kennedy, who explains why the team's zero tolerance policy towards offensive language at Fenway Park –– including homophobic slurs –– is not a slippery slope. Alex and Buck also talk about why they don't always get offended when they hear homophobic language at the ballpark.

Duration: 00:32:34


Ep. 2: Is it appropriate to speculate about Aaron Hernandez's sexuality?

4/26/2017
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Buck and Reimer debate over whether it’s appropriate to speculate about Aaron Hernandez’s sexuality. Buck says his sources don’t corroborate what Michele McPhee and the Daily Mail have reported about the disgraced ex-NFL star’s love life. Reimer disagrees with the Boston Globe's assertion that there's a homophobic element to the Hernandez story.

Duration: 00:28:39


Episode 1: Steve Buckley: Bill Simmons tried to out me.

4/26/2017
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Buck and Reimer share their coming out stories and discuss the different ways they decided to reveal their sexualities. Buck waited until more than 30 years into his career, whereas Reimer announced he was gay during his second appearance on WEEI. On that note, Buck presses Reimer on whether he's exploiting his sexuality to further his career.

Duration: 00:41:20