John Leahy- Podcaster, Musician, Broadcaster, Audiobook Narrator, Storyteller

Episodes

Jan. 25, 2023

Lowell Spinners Memories with Shawn Smith

For nearly a decade I was the radio voice of the Lowell Spinners, the short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. During that time I had the great opportunity to work with general manager Shawn Smith. In this episode, …

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Jan. 18, 2023

Talking broadcasting with Bridgette Proulx

This episode features NESN and ESPN+ broadcaster Bridgette Proulx. She is a rising star in the industry, and I hope you enjoy this informative conversation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to m...

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Jan. 11, 2023

A Conversation with Joe Pott

In this episode, I caught up with friend and colleague Joe Pott, who I worked with in the Frontier League. Joe is now the director of broadcasting and communications at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Joe and I ...

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Jan. 4, 2023

A Visit with Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

In this very special episode, I visit with good friend and colleague Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, a broadcaster, author, and baseball historian. We relived Jesse”s experience of being called up to the major leagues for the first...

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Dec. 29, 2022

Podcast Replay- A Tribute to Dad

To finish off 2022, here is the replay of my episode which paid tribute to my Dad. Originally published back in May, I shared my thoughts and paid tribute to my mentor, hero, and role model. Wishing all a happy, …

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Dec. 28, 2022

2022 Year In Review

A look back at my personal year in review. The highs and lows of 2022. This is the first of two episodes this week, as I will also replay my “”Tribute to Dad” episode tomorrow. Happy New Year everyone, may …

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Dec. 21, 2022

Sounds of the Season- Merry Christmas 2022

Merry Christmas! In this episode, I break out the guitar, banjo and uke to play some Christmas music for you. It’s my annual Christmas episode. Always great fun, and I hope you like what you hear. Please share and subscribe …

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Dec. 14, 2022

Talking with Nate Bridges

In the broadcast booth this week I welcome in good friend and colleague Nate Bridges. Nate is a broadcaster who has done extensive work for UNH and is an avid golf enthusiast. He is a welcome guest to the podcast! …

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Dec. 7, 2022

A Conversation with Hall of Fame High School Football Coach Greg Burke

I go back to my hometown for this episode-my hometown of Stoughton, MA. Featured this week is Massachusetts High School Hall of Fame coach Greg Burke, who just finished his final year in Stoughton after 32 years on the sideli...

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Dec. 1, 2022

The Music of Nicole Knox Murphy

This week I travelled up to Candia NH to visit with singer and songwriter Nicole Knox Murphy. She performed several of her original songs and we finished it off with a Christmas song together. I hope you enjoy her great …

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Nov. 23, 2022

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Ken Cail

Happy Thanksgiving! This week we celebrate this special holiday by visiting with good friend Ken Cail. A longtime New Hampshire sportscaster and former voice of the New Hampshire Monarchs as well as multiple time New Hampshir...

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Nov. 16, 2022

PODCAST REPLAY With Hall of Fame NHL Broadcaster Chuck Kaiton

This episode is one of my most popular ones- and this week I am airing a replay of it. My guest was Chuck Kaiton, the longtime voice of the Hartford Whalers and the Carolina Hurricanes. We reminisced about Chuck’s time …

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Nov. 9, 2022

Catching Up with Coach Scott Borek

In this episode I caught up with Merrimack men’s head hockey coach Scott Borek. We discussed the team and it’s play thus far as well as touching on the untimely passing of assistant coach Josh Ciocco. --- This episode is …

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Nov. 2, 2022

A Conversation with Andy Powers

In this episode, I caught up with Andy Powers, the radio color commentator of Boston College hockey. Listen as Andy shares his colorful background and career, thoughts on Boston College hockey and thoughts about the upcoming ...

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Oct. 26, 2022

Hockey Talk with Paul Stewart

Former NHL referee and player Paul Stewart joins me in this week’s episode as we discuss a wide range of topics, including classic arenas, fisticuffs from his playing days, fisticuffs from an official’s perspective, a special...

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Oct. 20, 2022

Hello ESPN (Plus)

Catching up with my new work with ESPN, my crazy schedule, and an update on our crazy house adventure. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a v...

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Oct. 12, 2022

Teaching Today’s Youth- with Digicator Ed McDonough

This episode features Canton (MA) high school educator Ed McDonough, who teaches visual production at Canton (MA) High School. For two decades, Ed has had a passion for teaching the youth of today about the fine art of visual...

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Oct. 5, 2022

Podcast Replay- Our Most Downloaded Episode- with Mike McMahon

This week I take time and share my most downloaded episode of the podcast to date- a chat with College Hockey News and Mack Report reporter Mike McMahon. Nearing the end of our first season, I thought I’d take some …

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Sept. 28, 2022

2022-23 NHL Preview with Pete Sewcyk

In this episode, I invite in my longtime childhood friend and hockey expert Peter Sewcyk to preview the 2022-23 NHL season. Pete is a physical therapist based out of Randolph, MA. who is fully capable of working in the hockey...

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Sept. 21, 2022

Talking Broadcasting with Jerry Trupiano

Stopping by this week is former Boston Red Sox radio play by play voice Jerry Trupiano, a veteran play by play voice who has worked for multiple teams over the course of his brilliant career. Jerry was a wonderful guest …

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Sept. 14, 2022

2022-23 Hockey East Men’s Preview

This episode takes an in depth look at the upcoming 2022-23 Hockey East men’s season. Along with Merrimack color analyst and CHN reporter Mike Machnik, as well as college hockey podcaster Ian Beauchesne, we preview all 11 tea...

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Sept. 7, 2022

2022-23 College Hockey Preview with Dave Starman

With college hockey season just around the corner, this week’s episode features CBS Sports Network analyst Dave Starman, who breaks down the upcoming season. We take a look at all six conferences as well as the independent te...

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Aug. 31, 2022

Talking Sports Information with Pete Divito

This episode features long time sports information professional Pete Divito, a former colleague of mine at Merrimack. Listen as Pete shares his time in the industry and what goes into the job of being a sports information dir...

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Aug. 24, 2022

Vin Scully and a few Baseball stories

In this episode, I reflect back on some memories of the legendary Vin Scully and top it off with a few of my favorite baseball stories from my vast library of baseball archived notes. --- This episode is sponsored by …

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