Fireside Chats - Weekly podcast covering the Boston Red Sox
By Tim Daloisio & Paul Testa
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Fireside Chats is a weekly podcast covering the Boston Red Sox published alongside ESPN.com's SweetSpot Network blog the Fire Brand of the American League.
||Episode #165: Where we #freeorsillo…||Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: Chad Finn, Boston.com & The Boston Globe - As Red Sox fans around the world rise up in support of recently fired NESN play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo, we couldn't help but turn to the expert on all t...||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #164: Where we welcome regime change…||Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none - Larry out, Cherrington out, Dave Dombrowski in. The Baseball Operations department upheaval on Yawkey Way has begun. Regime change is in the air. While it's a little too late to hope for much tan...||8/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #163: Where we have so many problems…||Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none - The wheels are totally off the Red Sox wagon. Tim used the following words to describe each and every Red Sox player (manager or general manager) - "below average" and "inconsistent".||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #162: Where we put everyone on notice…||Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none - Instead of our expected #6-3homestand, the Red Sox went inverse on us and moped through a 3-6 homestand that saw the beginnings of some much needed roster maneuvering.||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #161: Where we overeact or do we…||Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none - In the first podcast of the 2015 season -- yes, we are slackers -- Paul and Tim are sent reeling by the current state of the 10-9 Red Sox. Paul goes so far as to call them "the ugliest 10-9 team ...||4/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #160: Where we take questions from the masses…||Episode #160 - Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none - Thanks to the old social media machine -- have we mentioned our Facebook page or our Twitter handles -> Paul (@ptesta9) and Tim (@tdaloisio) -- like, follow, like, follow,||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #159: Where we have many assets…||Episode #159 - Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none - Sure it's -15 degrees and Boston is still buried under a "Dustin Pedroia" of snow, but I have some good news for you...it's spring -- training -- in Florida. -||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #158: Where we celebrate Festivus…||Episode #158 - Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none - Join Paul and Tim as we air our Red Sox grievances and celebrate feats of strength on our annual Festivus celebration episode of the Fireside Chats podcast.||12/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #157: Where we wonder if 3 is better than 1?||Episode #157 - Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none - After a long second half of the 2014 season induced coma, Paul and Tim emerge from their slumbers to discuss the Boston Red Sox offseason moves and start to look forward to a new ...||12/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #156: Where we say good bye to Jon Lester…(possibly)||It's the Fireside Chats Pre-Trade-Deadline Spectacular!||7/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Hey guys! I loved it! Clearly you two are very schooled in the way of the Red Sox and I enjoyed listening to you both. How about the female perspective???? I'm available any time...hint, hint. Jackie (Paul's sister)
One of the better Red Sox podcasts available. I'm looking forward to your weekly updates. Keep up the good work.
A Breath of Fresh Air
I'm not exaggerating when I say that this podcast is my favorite source of Sox analysis out there. Excepting Peter Gammons, nobody at NESN, the Globe, WEEI, or any of the other regional or national media outlets gives the team such prolonged, serious, and engaging attention. The hosts have qualities that are rare if not altogether absent from contemporary sports journalism: humility, curiosity, imagination. They are opinionated without being grating, statistically minded without being esoteric or drifting off into inaccessible jargon, and able to consider off the field matters without repeating tired clichés and platitudes. I'm often embarrassed by how often I check for a new episode when I know full well not enough time has past since the last.