This week, Stephen returns to discuss the oft-renamed Boston sports arena TD Garden with his friend Matt Jepsky. They also talk about what it was like to move back to Boston after living in the Netherlands, the importance of holding onto your receipts, and the art of everyday confrontation. Plus, Stephen tells stories from the Kanye West performances he’s seen!
This week, Stephen goes deep inside himself at the charmingly simple Twin Donuts with his friend Dan Goldberg. They talk about what it’s like to be in Allston in the daytime, give some advice to younger college students, and taste test some donuts live on air. Plus, Stephen reveals how many subscribers Banned in Boston actually has!
This week, Stephen tackles one of Boston’s most authentic neighborhoods, Chinatown, with his friend, fellow New York ex-pat and 21st century raconteur Zaji Zabalerio. They share their coping mechanisms for living in Boston, argue the merits of fish sauce on banh mi, and talk about the eventual gentrification of Chinatown. Plus, Zaji lists his top five favorite restaurants in the neighborhood!
This week, Stephen takes a drive out to Quincy, MA with his friend Andie Taft. They discuss the perils of driving in Boston, the plausibility of ghosts and the lack of Filipino restaurants in the greater Boston area. Then, they stop at the first-ever Dunkin Donuts location to determine whether the ‘retro renovated’ restaurant is worth the trek.
This week, Stephen invites his friend Robert Bruce to the show, and tries his best to find something to be negative about in the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. They also talk about Halloween, wintertime MBTA madness and Rob’s creative Tinder profiles. Plus, Stephen gets a haircut!
This week, Stephen prowls the hallowed halls of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with his friend Jack McElfresh. Along the way, they search for Jack’s fascist ex-crush, and eat some mediocre falafel at the Central Square Dumpling Festival. Then, Stephen calls his friend and former broadcasting partner Patrick Keenan to get a New York perspective on MIT, Big Papi and the weather.
In this inaugural episode, Stephen discusses the Boston Common, the world’s oldest urban park, with his friend Owen Kelley. They describe its best and worst attributes, and explain how an experience in the Common led to them working on an unfulfilling project for Red Bull. Check out Owen’s music on Bandcamp!