The Kirk Minihane Show is a daily podcast from America's most talented on-air personality, featuring Minihane's raw, uncensored commentary on sports, politics, culture, and things that matter. A former prisoner of corporate America, Minihane has been unleashed on an unsuspecting world. No one is safe. The PC culture has silenced many, but Minihane is ready to fight back. There is no other show like this one.
Shocking footage of a so-called "comfort zone" in downtown Boston (brought to you exclusively by the Kirk Minihane Show) reveals the sordid conditions that political leaders in Massachusetts have created for the most vulnerable members of society. Will any one ask Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh how this fits with their coronavirus strategies? Blind Mike has led the Gearheads to war against radio host Thom Hartmann, an old rival of S.E. Robinson (0:29:00). A new shake up in the wacky world of Boston radio doesn't inspire (0:59:00). Saturday night is trivia night and Minihane will be pitted against a Minifan who kind of looks like Matt Damon from Team America.
A comedian Blind Mike interviewed dumped all over him on another show, but Mike is in denial. Former Vice President Joe Biden sharted during a news interview -- the evidence is incontrovertible (0:20:00). The Jeffrey Katzenberg / Meg Whitman content project -- Quibi -- is a billion dollar experiment in offering shitty content (0:39:30). MA Gov. Charlie Baker is squirming as more questions are asked about his failures to protect veterans in care facilities susceptible to coronavirus (1:01:00). Exclusive Minifan footage from a so-called "Comfort Center" in downtown Boston shows vividly that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's anti-pandemic policies are failing those experiencing homelessness. Minihane addresses last night's Minifan drama.
On the final show before debuting on the Barstool Radio SiriusXM network, the men find themselves without Internet but with plenty to talk about. Mass. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito embarrasses herself with a lie-strewn explanation of the Memorial Weekend party she attended over the weekend; meantime Gov. Charlie Baker has his hands full with a major coronavirus scandal (0:17:21). President Trump's tweets about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough have led to pleas for Twitter to ban the Commander in Chief from the social media platform (0:33:42). Activist Shaun King's latest media foray hasn't turned out well. Jimmy Fallon apologizes for performing in black face for SNL many years ago. Mike Francesa's wildly unsuccessful online only show is no more (0:45:45). Kirk addresses the latest viral controversy from New York, a.k.a. KarenGate.
The Kirk Minihane Show is coming to Barstool Sports' Sirius XM channel one day per week starting Wednesday at 11am EST. The First Annual Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k was a thrilling success with zero fatalities and huge sport from Erika Nardini, Big Cat, and even Tucker Carlson. Kirk actually enjoyed 'Champions for Charity', the golf event featuring Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Phil Mickelson (0:28:30). Larry King inked a $5 million podcasting deal, but we don't buy it. Kirk reacts to Call Her Daddy host Alexandra Cooper telling her side of the story. Joe Biden says black people who don't vote for him aren't actually black. MA Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito reportedly had a Memorial Day weekend party despite being a member of the Lock It Down gang. New evidence has emerged in SnapperGate (0:48:38).
The final show before the Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k on Saturday, May 23. (If you're not running, you can watch the broadcast live on the Kirk Minihane Show Youtube channel and the KMS Twitter feed.) In a loose Thursday night show, the crew talks pizza and Ben Volin's shitty attempt at journalism. Blind Mike bombs an interview with a comedian who totally wasn't big-timing him -- a contribution to the show only outdone by a strange 40-second audio clip submitted by DEC. Callers inform, annoy, and amuse.
Sirius host Howard Stern has declared war on President Trump and his supporters, including his son Donald Trump, Jr. Don joins the show to talk about Stern, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Dave Portnoy's investment in Chinese companies (0:57:00). "Mike Francesa" calls in to preview the New York Giants upcoming schedule, but oddly never mentions the radio host's dismissal of sexual assault allegations made by two NFL players (1:45:40). Big Cat drops by for some reading recommendations and a little Peter Nelson talk (2:04:10).
The Call Her Daddy situation has escalated with a co-host posting a bizarre Instagram video. Peter Nelson's douchiness soars to yet greater heights. Matt Lauer has emerged from hiding to pile on Ronan Farrow after New York Times columnist Ben Smith started asking questions about his journalism. New England's favorite stand up comedian has done it again (0:43:55). Tom Brady is hocking "immunity" supplements, but he's totally not taking advantage of the pandemic to make a buck for Alex Guerrero. Speaking of which: The Kirk Minihane Show is excited to announce our new line of products that will cure coronavirus and bestow immortality (0:58:12). Kevin Cullen's "hair cut" column in the Boston Globe now carries an editor's note, but not the one it deserves (1:13:00). A young caller has escaped from DEC basement.
Erika Nardini and Dave Portnoy both dropped podcasts sharing their side of the Call Her Daddy dispute and one thing is clear: Peter Nelson is a gigantic douche -- the douchiest douche to ever douche. Kirk had a phone call with Boston Globe managing director Linda Pizzuti about the latest suspect Kevin Cullen column (0:26:00). The much-ballyhooed final episodes of The Last Dance did not live up to the hype (0:48:28). Ben Smith's New York Times column questioning the work of #MeToo journalist Ronan Farrow was unsatisfying, but still raised serious questions about Farrow's sloppiness (1:06:48). Kenny Bania really wants you to follow him on Twitter.
Blind Mike's 5k test-run with Brittle Bones Ted raises questions about his weight. Kirk is ready to put some of the Youtube shows on the chopping block. The Call Her Daddy girls are feuding, according to the NY Post. MA Gov. Charlie Baker is set to make an announcement today about the future of business in the Commonwealth. New England's least funny stand-up comedian takes on quarantine life (0:42:00). The callers join in the Mike fat-shaming -- some better than others. (You've still got time to sign up for the Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k on Saturday: KirkMinihaneShow.com)
As the country struggles on through coronavirus and economic depression, Kirk asks whether MA Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have taken pay cuts? Have any government employees seen reduced salaries or furloughs while the rest of America suffers? Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is the tribune of the working people, but Minifans will always remember that Kirk was predicting his political career well before Elon Musk. Joe Buck backtracks his comments about how the NFL will handle the coming season, Joe Biden senility is on display again, and Kirk responds to negativity from Minifans.
The billionaires and multimillionaires who collectively own the Red Sox minor league baseball team have applied for and received bailout money from the federal government, a.k.a. the taxpayers. Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy joins the show to talk about his stock market prowess, Blind Mike's predicament, Call Her Daddy, coronavirus, and the Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k (0:30:50). NBC's Chuck Todd offered up an apology for playing misleading footage during Meet the Press (1:02:00). The phone lines light up with D-List celebrity after D-List celebrity.
It's Mindependence Day -- the anniversary of the beginning of the journey that led Kirk Minihane from his own personal hell at Entercom to Barstool Sports. The Minifan fundraising effort for the Manock family is well underway and now Kirk is joining Cameo. Massachusetts is poised to enter Phase One of the return to normalcy -- whatever the fuck that means (0:37:50). President Trump is under fire once again for clashing with reporters during his daily coronavirus briefing (0:46:00). The Texas salon owner who became a conservative hero after reopening in the face of government restrictions answered some tough questions on The View (1:02:38).
The Minifans are rallying to help a Minifan in need. For more information on how you can help, follow @kirkminshow on Twitter. Today, Kirk reacts to deceptively edited video of Attorney General William Barr shown on Chuck Todd's NBC show (0:18:40). The crew sorts through the latest Minifan drama, including a bloody three-on-one assault from Friday night (0:32:10). Tara Reade's interview with Megyn Kelly didn't cause the splash some had hoped for; WGBH's Greater Boston show typifies the reaction from the mainstream press (0:57:50). Jerry Stiller has passed away following unconfirmed reports that he was seen dining this weekend at Mamma Mia's (1:14:15).
The Internet, clearly and unambiguously, has declared Kirk Minihane more popular and talented than Mariah Carey; he was won a striking victory in the Lambily-Minifan War of 2020. Kirk reacts to Megyn Kelly's new interview with Tara Reade, the woman who has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993 (0:24:24). Claims of censorship roil the Kirk Minihane Show Youtube as we debate whether any of the shows should be placed on the chopping block (0:36:00). Nathan, a member of Mariah's Lambily, joins the show to defend her honor (0:54:00). Big Cat, following his help in the war, joins the show to talk about football and conspiracy theories (1:06:44).
The Minifans are locked in a heated and vitriolic war with the Lambily. What is the Lambily? Why are we at war? Those questions will likely haunt Matt Carano until he has dinner at Mamma Mia's. Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey is likening his plight to that of the tens of millions of low-income workers who are now jobless and desperate across the planet thanks to the coronavirus pandemic (0:34:00). Kirk reacts to the some KMS Youtube shit-stirrers -- the good, the bad, and the ugly (0:42:00). A shooting in Georgia raises questions about race and justice in America (1:24:30). A stellar day on the phone lines featuring crying Blind Mike, Blind Mike's MeeMaw, the owner of Mama Geary's Fuck Shack, and Blind Mike's Dad.
Kirk is officially done with the coronavirus lockdown. He gives the American people an A- for the effort, but it's time to reopen restaurants, movie theaters, and golf courses. Kirk reacts to his forthcoming appearance on the KMS Youtube page with DJK and the rising star's new feud with Latino Kirk (0:18:10). Ruth Bader Ginsburg has, sadly, been hospitalized (0:40:30). The KMS crew stumbles onto a bizarre and troubling pattern of death and misery associated from a local pizza chain.
Kirk is sick and fucking tired of The Last Dance, the Netflix "documentary" about Michael Jordan... produced by Michael Jordan. The crew reacts to Barstool Sports EIC Kmarko's clash with the Barstool Chicago office yesterday on Sirius Radio (0:19:00). A Boston Globe columnist wishes violence upon peaceful protesters at the State House in Boston yesterday (0:24:59). A Boston Magazine reporter got tricked into printing some fake news by a dastardly Minifan (0:39:00). Kirk establishes the Mount Rushmore of Minifans (1:15:00). Star-studded day on the phone lines.
The coronavirus plague lingers on, but the lockdown has now ended for all intents and purposes, as people across the country have slipped outside to enjoy the warm weather. Kirk isn't pleased with the public health efforts of Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k is only days away, and Steve is lining up an all-star team for the broadcast (0:26:00). After a dirtbag activist targets Minihane's family, he's decided to make war against Apple. (0:36:15) Sign up now for the 5k at KirkMinihaneShow.com.
Kirk basks in the glory of having birthed the greatest podcast episode in the history of man. Will movie theaters as we know them survive the coronavirus epidemic? (0:24:40) The parody song writing is picking back up (0:56:40). A WEEI host melts down during a sponsored IG post thanks to the Minifans (1:08:41). Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden finally speaks publicly about the sexual assault allegations leveled against him by Tara Reade, a former staffer. John "Dino" Dennis makes his first appearance on the show. (You can follow him on Twitter @DinoDennis6)
Season 4, Episode 18: IRA sniper Connie McGinty has been released from prison and he's got murder on his mind. Cullen's back home in western Massachusetts to honor retiring columnist Irving Thomaston when he learns something about his old mentor that changes everything he thought he new about the newspaper business. Meantime, he and his assistant Eddie are about to blow the lid off the biggest political scandal Boston's ever seen.
It's happened again: The Minifans have become complacent. But Podcast Jesus always holds out the potential for human redemption. Steve didn't fire intern Nick, and Kirk suspects it has something to do with his boyish good looks (0:33:30). Kirk's old radio network is growing more desperate than ever in the sportless coronavirus era. Exhibit A is yesterday's "mystery guest" on OMF (0:53:00). President Trump, NYC Mayor DeBlasio, and Moss Dudley all join the show by phone (1:32:25).
Two police officers paid Kirk Minihane a visit at his home yesterday, and he blames an intern. The fallout over Pats kicker Justin Rohrwasser's tattoo continues (0:22:57). Chad Finn of the Boston Globe smears Barstool Sports and refuses to come on the show (0:40:12). ESPN's Sarah Spain famously complained about some nasty tweets she received, but she's decidedly less concerned with Dennis Rodman's treatment of women (0:57:00). New witnesses have come forward to corroborate the allegations of sexual assault leveled against presidential candidate Joe Biden by Tara Reade. An all-star day from the callers, featuring Greg and Pamela Smart, Kim Jong Un, and several members of the KMS crew's families.
The New England Patriots drafted kicker Justin Rohrwasser -- an otherwise inconsequential event until the Boston media discovered the Marshall University graduate has a tattoo associated with the Three Percenters. Black Sports Online Editor-in-Chief Robert Littal joins the show to defend the media reaction to Rohrwasser's ink and his apparent sympathies with right-wing causes (0:30:50). President Trump is growing restless in the White house during the coronavirus lockdown, as evidenced by a series of Sunday night tweets about the Noble Prize (0:52:55). Kirk's tour of the Youtube channel is complete, and he's got some reflections. But the one inescapable conclusion we've reached is that KMS Youtube phenom Aleister Black needs to be an intern. We open the phone lines on a Sunday evening.
A bad day for Entercom and Mike Francesa as they are brought to their knees by an anonymous Twitter account after trying to play hardball (0:10:37). President Trump is taking heat for brainstorming out loud about the anti-viral properties of Lysol injections. Deadspin writer DeArbea Walker joins the show to talk about what would have happened if a black man, and not just Tom Brady, had stumbled into the wrong house in Florida (0:53:20). Blind Mike cracks an epic Home Alone joke only to be outdone by a caller's wisecrack about mass murder. (Don't forget to sign up for the Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k at KirkMinihaneShow.com)
Kirk was assaulted on his morning run. That's his story and he's sticking to it... The Warden of the North has found new audio from S.E. Robinson's old battles with Thom Hartmann (0:31:40). The MLB investigation into the Red Sox cheating scandal has, predictably, thrown some unknown underling under the bus, while exonerating Alex Cora and the front office. There are plenty of questions worth asking, but you won't get that from the Boston media. (0:45:10). NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh both find ways to sound like buffoons in the middle of the coronavirus crisis. Erika K. Nardini joins the show for a heated fight with Kirk.
Boston sports media are upset that Rob Gronkowski, a guy who was never going to play another down of football for the New England Patriots, is now headed to Tampa Bay to play with Tom Brady. A new Youtube show is ruffling some feathers in the Minifan community. ESPN's Mina Kimes and Katie Nolan area struggling to work from home (0:38:10). Boston Mayor Marty Walsh proves he can read (0:43:40). The Predator Poachers catch another deviant (0:59:00). We analyze another excellent column from the Boston Globe's Shirley Leung and Steve's private call-in line for the OG Minifans is exposed.
The May 4th deadline to reopen schools in Massachusetts is looking less and less plausible as Kirk comes to grips with a quarantined life that may linger on into the fall. We open the phone lines to start the show before digging into the headlines: CNN's Chris Cuomo has emerged from his basement in a staged coronavirus recovery video, but did he even have the virus?; North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly ill, but that might be fake news; President Trump has halted all immigration in to the U.S., but is it too late? (1:05:05) A Boston Public Radio segment on poetry spawns a brawl between Kirk, who condemns all poetry, and Steve, who defends poetry without being able to cite any poetry he actually likes (1:39:49). The Massachusetts Predatory Poachers have ensnared some high profile citizens of the Commonwealth, but Blind Mike isn't sure he likes their tactics (02:08:36).
ESPN's "The Last Dance" - a documentary about the Bulls and Michael Jordan, has everyone on the Internet raving, but Kirk's not overly impressed (0:11:40). NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio is turning New York City into a city of snitches (0:23:50). Blind Mike finally scored his interview with Shane Gillis. A superfan lost his mind on Friday (0:49:40). The coronavirus quarantine is wearing us all down, but how long cant the shutdown last? Joe Rogan angers the whole internet by bragging about having taken several coronavirus tests. Kirk's tour of the KMS Youtube channel continues. Don't forget to sign up for the Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k on May 23: KirkMinihaneShow.com
Kirk Minihane is enraged to discover that someone in his operation posted a promotion for an Entercom show on KMS social media property. We investigate who in the KMS world is playing digital footsies with mortal enemies. Speaking of Entercom, the vaunted Digital Sports Network has become yet another casualty of the coronavirus economy. Did the Boston Globe's Shirley Leung use the newspaper she works for as a tool in her NIMBY fight? (0:42:30) We open to the phone lines to talk with Shirley the Magnificent and Ted, the gentleman whom Mike will be pushing around for the Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k (Sign up here: KirkMinihaneShow.com). Fireworks near the end of the show as Blind Mike walks out, leaving Steve and Kirk to pick up the pieces.
Today marks the anniversary of Kevin Cullen's downfall. Kirk Minihane revisits the time he exposed the Boston Globe columnist as a serial plagiarist who, on multiple occasions, led his readers and viewers to believe that he was present at the Boston Marathon bombing carried out by the Tsarnaev Brothers (0:34:00). Dan from Brooklyn joins the show to tell us how he's holding up during the quarantine. He agrees that he will participate in the Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k, which you can sign up for at KirkMinihaneShow.com (1:49:00). Matt from Providence exposes Steve's hatred for Canada geese, the callers wonder why Kirk takes it easy on Blind Mike, and Michael Buble is under fire.
The Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k is open! Go to KirkMinihaneShow.com right now to sign up and get your t-shirt. The more Minifans who sign up, the better the prizes get. Kirk's favorite Canadian music podcaster is ready to join the world (0:43:30). Turns out two of Kirk's enemies have something else in common, which leads us to the location of a potential live show (0:48:30). We remember the Boston Marathon Bombing as Kirk prepares to revisit his campaign to expose the shameful lies of Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen. The movies of Denzel Washington plus phone calls from Steve and Kirk's doggos.
Kirk Minihane is pissed about the tribal warfare taking place in the Miniverse and he's here to lay down the law. The Boston Globe followed up on its horrendous Pats mask story during MA Gov. Charlie Baker's coronavirus press conference (0:37:26). Also in the Globe: Joan Vennochi has an amazing column defending former Vice President Joe Biden against the accusation that he sexually assaulted a young staffer in 1993 (0:57:20). And continuing on that theme: The former Obama staffers who host Crooked Media's Pod Save America give Tara Reade's story their own unique treatment (1:11:40). Barstool Sports has put out the call for unique talents and Kirk is answering with Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft generously lent his private aircraft to help deliver 1 million masks from China to Boston, and John Henry just couldn't handle the good PR. Enter Dugan Arnett with his front page story in today's Boston Globe (0:11:00). Also in terrible journalism: The New York Times finally got around to reviewing Tara Reade's accusations of sexual assault against former Vice President and current Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (0:46:43). A staple of bad radio on the Kirk Minihane Show is moving on to the next stage of his career amidst controversy. Kane, host of The Kane Show, has exited his syndicated show, and his former colleagues are saying all kinds of wild things about NDAs.
Kirk looks to settle some family business between the warring clans of the Minifan World (0:10:00). A local radio station still hasn't figured out how to adjust canned radio bits to the coronavirus era (0:22:00). Saturday Night Live is coming out with a remotely produced episode tomorrow night (0:39:00). Kirk recaps his successful debut with the Lights, Camera, Pod crew at Barstool Sports. A star is born on the phone lines as Justin, whose girl friend is supposedly a porn star, befuddles and amuses (1:26:20). Suddenly, out of nowhere, one of the wildest arguments in the history of the Kirk Minihane Show carries us into Easter Weekend.
Kirk's not exactly pleased with a certainly height-challenged Minifan who hosts a show on the Youtube channel, but that doesn't mean he's going to censor is crappy show. After listening to Howard Stern's full interview with Tom Brady, Kirk revises his initial review (0:27:00). Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the presidential race (but not before letting all his Wisconsin voters catch coronavirus while voting), meaning Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee (0:37:40). Steve offers a rare movie recommendation and this one might not be awful (0:51:40). Linda Tripp has passed away, Bill O'Reilly is still getting booked on radio shows, and Kirk blesses a young child's testicles. Plus: Some Wilbur show news.
A new tradition is born! Kirk Minihane today announces the First Annual Kirk Minihane Dave Portnoy Memorial 5k, scheduled for May 23. All Minifans are invited to partake in a celebration of the life of El Pres. Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joins former entertainer Howard Stern on Sirius XM for a thrilling interview about Derek Jeter, sports psychology and more (0:32:00). Kirk clears up some confusion regarding the Alyssa Milano talk from yesterday, and we take a listen to Milano's new podcast, Sorry Not Sorry (0:43:32). Comedian Tracy Morgan caught NBC's Today Show off guard with an interview yesterday morning (1:15:30). The canned radio bits have finally caught up to the coronavirus era (1:20:21).
Alyssa Milano, the de facto leader of the #MeToo Twitter brigade, has discovered due process now that her longtime friend Joe Biden has been credibly accused by Tara Reade of sexual assault. The actress went on Andy Cohen's Sirius XM show to defend her #MeToo inconsistencies. Kevin. F. Clancy joins the show to defend Mike Francesa in his battle against Fun House, the anonymous Twitter account that used to post videos of Mike farting and ripping President Trump (0:37:41). Speaking of the Commander-in-Chief, he was the first person to call into the show this morning (1:28:35).
Kirk Minihane is officially done with coronavirus, quarantines and social distancing. Billionaire John Henry, owner of both the Red Sox and the Boston Globe, has laid off British employees for his soccer team, which means U.K. taxpayers will now be picking up the tab. What a guy. (0:28:40) Boston Mayor Marty Walsh defends his decision to impose a curfew on Boston residents in a very tough interview with WEEI's Greg Hill. (0:57:30). The callers weigh in on Soprano's, whether Blind Mike is good on the show, and The Hammer (1:18:29). Plus: Will sunning your asshole help prevent coronavirus?
Some of Kirk Minihane's long-standing enemies have fallen victim to the sour economy and are now jobless. But surely Kirk is too magnanimous of a man to take joy in the suffering of others? Mike Francesca is going to war with the parody Twitter account that has kept him relevant. (0:15:00). Jemele Hill is down on Robert Kraft for single-handedly delivering 1 million masks to healthcare workers in Massachusetts (0:37:00). A Globe columnist wants to shutdown the liquor stores (0:58:00). The callers weigh in on The Sopranos, Mike's performance on the show, and Steve's character. Plus, bloopers.
Kirk Minihane, Mikey B, & Simply Steve are taking you through the morning with the billboard's hottest hits. On today's show, Joseph and Elizabeth sort things out on an all new Time's Up, Mikey B. gets your gears turned with a hot chocolate controversy, and a brand new Bro Brain Buster. And of course, it's Thursday, so the boys do a little Shammer or Hammer before things get really lit with the Pizza Topping Draft.
Controversy has erupted on the Kirk Minihane Show Youtube channel. Steve Robinson made the unilateral decision to censor a conspiracy theory show, and Kirk ain't happy. Menners, the shortest and second most likable Minifan in Australia, engages in some censorship of his own when callers suggest he's not taking good care of his employees. Mike Francesa continues to make waves in the broader media, now with his comments about President Trump's response to coronavirus (0:49:00). The ghost of Ronald Reagan joins the show (1:11:28).
Take that, Coronavirus! The Minifans have come together to produce a stirring rendition of We Are the World. Pandemic averted. A keyboard cowboy who was critical of Robbie Fox's Dane White interview blows us off. Dave Portnoy, KFC, and Big Cat cover Blind Mike's prank call on The Rundown (0:29:00). Former Vice President Joe Biden is the newest competitor in the podcasting space (0:37:40). Kirk opens up the phone lines and a few familiar names from NYC call into the show (1:24:20). The infamous Zonker breaks his silence on the Mincel Intel and Fitzy has another instant classic comedy sketch.
Blind Mike's prank call to Mike Francesa's radio program backfires big time, bringing Dave Portnoy within inches of firing him; Kirk Minihane performs heroically and honorably throughout. Elsewhere in the sports radio world, other prank phone calls do not almost lead to someone getting fired amid a global pandemic (0:57:40). The callers weigh in on Mike's situation, Van Halen, Animal House and more. Joe Biden is starting a podcast, but has yet to respond to credible accusations of sexual assault leveled against him by a former employee.
Kirk Minihane recaps an epic movie night with the Minifans, but not everyone has positive reviews of Bicentennial Man. Steve is sorry. Kirk provides an update on the status of the Wilbur Theater show (0:30:23). Ryan Minihane joins the show to talk about his brief hiphop phase (0:41:46). WGBH's Jim Braude reaches out to Steve in the middle of the show (0:56:26) and two old friends of the show get together for some radio magic. Kirk finishes off the weekend, almost, with phone calls from Minifans across the country. Plus: A special Coronavirus Era version of War of Roses.
Today's the big day: All the Minifans are coming together tonight at 8pm EST to watch Robin Williams in "Bicentennial Man". (Check out the KMS Youtube page if you're interested in following along.) As we hear story after story of generosity in the Coronavirus Era, Harvard College and Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs have decided to layoff some employees (0:31:40). The mysterious character Zonker, who owns Barstool.com and has refused to sell it to Dave Portnoy, has struck up a curious new relationship with the Mincels (0:55:09). Callers from Florida to North Dakota weigh in on movies, music, and whether Kirk would have made a good Jeopardy contestant.
The coronavirus era lingers on and we're at the point where famous people are starting to contract it and die. The crew is all healthy -- so far. The Bicentennial Man watch party is tomorrow night at 8pm, and Kirk can barely contain his excitement (0:20:31). Sadly, attempts to reach director Chris Columbus have so far proved unsuccessful. Kirk doesn't feel too bad about never having seen one of Brandi Love's classic political movies (0:34:10). A Madawaska veteran somehow gets through on the phone lines for some frank conversation about coronavirus and autism (1:03:20). A few prank calls, including a special guest from WGBH (1:21:12).
Woody Allen has finally, after great controversy, found a publisher for his memoir, and the details are salacious. Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is pushing his TB12 products as immune system boosters during the coronavirus pandemic (0:18:13). Brandi Love joins the program to talk about how the porn industry is doing and even takes a few calls (0:53:31). Sports radio giant Mike Francesa is having some technical difficulties, but his analysis of the pandemic crisis is spot on (1:57:25). The crew lays down some tracks for a special KMS rendition of "We Are the World" -- a project that is sure to stop the virus in its tracks.
The final report on Viewgate is in and Kirk doesn't give a shit. Steve failed to get a dog this weekend, but that didn't stop the talented singer-sing writers in the audience from capturing the occasion in music (0:46:40). Rob Gronkowski made his WWE debut on Friday night and Kirk was not impressed. Kirk opens up the phone lines to the Minifans and is joined by none other than Jared Carrabis and Kevin F. Clancy (1:20:40). Near the end of the show, the crew learns that Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker has just announced a stay-at-home order, but it's not really a stay-at-home order, just a confusing new policy. Regardless, Kirk has decided that the podcast is an essential business.
Week one of the coronavirus pandemic is over, and the Kirk Minihane Show is still going strong. Sadly, Blind Mike's foray into the stock market hasn't been as profitable as the investments made by certain elected officials, leading Mike to wonder why insider trading is even illegal. Hmm (0:13:37). Kirk and Steve continue to disagree over the severity of the virus (0:22:57). The prank calls continue to pour in as more and more Minifans spread good, accurate information about surviving the plague. We open up the phone lines and get a surprise call from NYC (1:39:21).
Theories abound as to how the Mincel Intel boys gathered so many Youtube views from foreign sources, but who's telling the truth? A 5'3" Australian guy has some suggestions... A WEEI producer is now contributing sad sack columns about Tom Brady to the Boston Globe (0:42:41). The coronavirus prank phone calls have really started rolling in (0:58:50). The open phone lines go a little bit better today, but the Minifans still haven't figured out how to call into a podcast taping (1:18:27). Gal Gadot and a cavalcade of stars are here to save us from the pandemic (1:35:02). Kirk thinks Steve is blowing this whole coronavirus thing way out of proportion (2:06:30).
The investigation has begun into who in the Minifan world conspired with foreign entities to fraudulently boost the Youtube views for Mincel Intel. Everyone is a suspect. Kirk has decided to appoint a special investigator (0:41:00). The Corona Era prank calling has begun, but so far Mike and Steve are carrying all the weight (0:55:38). The phone lines open yet again for listener calls and Men at Ten (1:30:50). Kevin F. Clancy and several other Mincels join the program to talk about scandal, intrigue, and living in a historic pandemic.
Kirk as finally accepted the reality that his producer is a coronavirus prophet. So what happens next? Kirk and Steve fight over President Trump's performance during the pandemic and the role of the media (0:15:00). Bad radio makes an impressive comeback with a Cupcake Call and a War of Roses that will have you questioning everything you thought you knew (0:37:00). For the first time in the show's history, Kirk opens the phone lines to your calls (1:23:30). Also, Tom Brady says he'll be throwing a football somewhere else next year if coronavirus doesn't cancel the NFL.
Kirk Minihane is back for a full week of the Kirk Minihane Show as the world gets used to the new reality of social distancing, self-quarantines, and national emergencies. Dale Bear is unfortunately the first member of the KMS to contract the virus (0:39:45). Kirk reacts to several Minifan fights, feuds, and blowouts (1:02:49). The boys react to some hilarious sound from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (1:32:24). Men At 10 is born (1:53:12).
The Kirk Minihane Show is back together and ready to tackle some hot topics Minihane missed during his mental health leave. Most importantly, why did the Mincels screw up the bracket rankings? The sports media are very concerned that coronavirus will prevent them from accessing locker rooms (0:15:00). A highly rated staple of Boston sports radio walks out on his own show after a heated debate about coronavirus (0:24:20). USA Today is running a "best podcast" bracket of their own, and Barstool somehow is absent from the list (1:03:25). Barstool CEO Erika Nardini shares high praise for Minihane -- and an alarming fact about an old enemy (1:26:32). Steve's a Liar guy returns to celebrate Blind Mike's social awkwardness in song (1:50:13).
After taking a break from the show to battle severe depression, Kirk Minihane returns to update the Minifans on his mental health and the fate of the show going forward. Kirk answers all the questions that the Minifans have been asking and responds to Chicago radio host's inane response to his mental health leave.
Kirk Minihane's producer is back from his three-day suspension and peace time has returned -- for now. Minihane offers his definitive ranking of all three KMS interns (0:12:30). The crew has some questions about a super star athlete's upcoming yard sale (0:24:03). Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung is now on Team Bloomberg, leading to some astounding rationalizations for his (alleged) past treatment of women (0:46:20). Hillary Clinton is starting her own podcast (1:01:20). Plus kidnapping billionaires, GOOP, and Joe Biden's gaffes.
Kirk Minihane responds to Matt’s convoluted pitch to be a permanent member of the show. Minifans beg to be on air, and then don’t answer their phones. The Extra Sauce podcast hits an all time low in production quality and content (0:25:00). Kirk reminisces about the malls of his youth (0:47:30). Then a caller wonders how to deposit and withdraw his parody account (0:50:20).
The protests over Steve’s suspension have started, as one angry fan confronts Mike outside the studio. Kirk Minihane speaks to a long time listener who is threatening to give up his Wilbur tickets (0:29:00), and then addresses yesterday’s doxxing (0:40:00). The Mincel Show debuted on YouTube last night (0:48:30). Old audio surfaces of Kirk lining up phantom callers on WEEI (0:58:00), which devolves into modern sports talk radio at its best (1:06:00).
Loyal Minifans close ranks around Big Steve, but the show must go on, and Kirk begins today discussing the aftermath of yesterday’s suspension. As is tradition, Steve’s actions inspire parody (0:58:00). Jim Florentine calls into 98.5 to talk about Tom Brady (0:40:40). Kirk responds to Kevin Cullen’s latest column in the Globe (01:02:00). Kanorado remains on all our minds (01:26:00).
Kirk Minihane doesn't share his producer's concern that the rapidly spreading coronavirus might put a damper on the Wilbur Theater show. A new parody writer puts a musical touch on Kirk's threat to dox a minor (0:32:37). The crew gets into the presidential race and President Trump's running commentary at a rally last night (1:00:00). But the main attraction today is the fabled city of Kanorado, the new entry into the 46 State Challenge. Controversy erupts during one of the most heated episodes of the Kirk Minihane Show after Kirk and Steve disagree over the viability of a live show in this mysterious community.
A young Minifan errs and we're all a little embarrassed. The Democratic debate last night in Nevada was a free-for-all with one clear winner and one clear loser, and they're both from NYC (0:39:40). We enjoy the best 80 seconds of radio WEEI will ever have thanks to Tim in Canton (1:01:58). Kirk's old partner thinks Steve is a piece of shit (1:21:23).
Steve tries his best to sell Kirk on Michael Buble (1:28:24). The 46 State Challenge is young, but there's already a clear favorite -- and a rising star.
Kirk Minihane is not the only talent in Boston whose live show tickets are selling like hotcakes. Another radio station in Boston has died (0:45:50). Speaking of poorly managed radio companies, Kirk got a look at Mike Francesa's streaming ratings (0:52:00). The Madawaska trip went well, but Kirk's got some gripes he wants addressed for next year (1:04:30). Wendy Williams bombs (1:50:30). If Kirk doesn't see some progress on the 46 state challenge, he's vowing to deliver 46 minute shows for who knows how long.
The Red Sox ownership group had yet another disastrous press conference yesterday with yet more prevarications over Alex Verdugo and due diligence. A Minifan tells us about his nearly violent confrontation with a WEEI personality this weekend at a charity event (0:44:00). Red Sox Chairman - and former Executive Producer of The Cosby Show - Tom Werner joins the show for a brief but electric interview (1:19:40). The first ever B. Michael Geary Life Loser challenge has begun (1:31:00).
Kirk Minihane is done with his old co-worker Gerry Callahan after his accusations of disloyalty. Dave Cullinane, who was suppose to produce today's show, got drunk on Periscope (0:19:10). Blind Mike pulled off Mike and the Minifans without getting himself deeper into trouble (0:28:00). Alex Verdugo, the newest Red Sox player, held a disastrous press conference regarding his role in the alleged assault of a 17-year-old girl. The Boston Globe coverage was utterly predictable (0:46:50). The newest foodie radio show in town lit the airwaves on fire with tough questions about sauce (1:42:00).
An excellent week for Kirk Minihane and his legion of Minifans. Kirk reviews a Thursday evening packed full of KMS content, which included the debut of the Lady Minifans, a live concert on YouTube, and, unfortunately, the Intern Show. Kirk's old pals at WEEI are happy that he sold out two Wilbur shows -- and perhaps a little envious (0:22:30). Blind Mike takes it to the bank (0:49:10). We have a winner in the Smith's Country Cheese Wilbur Show drawing (0:59:00). Kirk reacts to one of the lesser known shows in the Minifan world (1:29:50). South Park comes under scrutiny for its role in coarsening our public conversations (1:59:24). Mike takes a little trip to the Winchester Public Library to meet an old enemy.
Kirk Minihane did it again: Sold out yet another packed show at Boston's Wilbur Theater. Is a third show in the offing? At the same time Minihane is drowning in success, his old station is begging psychics to tell them whether Tom Brady is going to be in New England next year (0:27:34). Intern Will gets revenge on Blind Mike through music (1:05:25). NHL Commentator Jeremy Roenick will not return to NBC (1:29:00). Dale Bear, the new viral sensation taking over the internet, makes his debut on the Kirk Minihane Show (1:38:05). Harry Minihane and Steve Robinson aren't huge fans of the Chasing Cosby podcast (2:04:00).
Everything's coming up Kirk Minihane. Yesterday, in less than 5 minutes, Kirk S. Minihane sold over 1,100 tickets to his June 20 live show at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. So of course we've added a second show. Tickets go on sale today at noon. After a well deserved victory lap, Minihane revisits the Red Sox's most recent trade (0:53:00). The parody song writers come out in force to rub Mike Geary's nose in his mistakes (1:19:00). Minihane gets a taste of a happening new foodie podcast, which of course leads to Tube Galore (1:33:24).
The First Annual Kirk Minihane Ice Fishing Expedition to Madawaska was an enormous success by any measure -- with one exception. Blind Mike disobeyed a direct order from Kirk not to consume too much alcohol before the show, and the result was what we all heard yesterday. On today's show, Kirk wrestles with how to handle Mike now and going forward. Plus: Two MAJOR announcements about the future of KMS live shows. (Wilbur tickets are on sale now: https://thewilbur.com/artist/kirk-minihane/)
The Kirk Minihane Show is live from Madawaska, Maine following our harrowing journey into the great white north. After adventuring through a perilous blizzard and conquering Long Lake during a deep freeze, we performed heroically at Lakeview Restaurant. Kirk got the key to the town of Madawaska, we had a live marriage proposal, and there was even a little bit of Springsteen in the house.
It’s all about Madawaska as Steve and Mike have already left the cozy confines of the Watertown studio for parts north. That leaves Kirk stranded with Matt and DEC, putting his talent to the test. But if anyone can make these two lightweights sound good, Kirk can. Madawaska Stacey celebrates her new found fame (0:35:09). Snoop Dogg threatens Gayle King with violence for daring to ask benign questions about Kobe’s legacy (0:55:38). Kirk gets a live travel update from weary traveler, Blind Mike (01:39:08). Daddy DEC, the song and the person are together at last (2:04:11).
While Steve is Madawaska bound, Kirk and Mike welcome Matt into the studio to produce the show. Needless to say, Kirk is not amused. Once again Boston media disappoints, and this time it's OMF underplaying the severity of newly acquired Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo’s actions regarding an assault (0:25:42). New Minifan and Madawaska resident, Stacey, checks in about the big event this weekend (0:49:47). The Ringer continues to victim-blame (1:26:09). Nick Francona joins Kirk to slam Gabe Kapler and MLB over how they handled the Verdugo situation (1:58:36).
President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address last night, so Kirk turns it over to S.E. Robinson for some political analysis. The weather reports from northern Maine are looking increasingly grim (0:42:20). As the Red Sox media wail and moan over the trade of Mookie Betts, Minihane points up the troubling history of a newly acquired player (0:58:42). Media mogul Dick Chandler continues to play hardball (2:31:40). A veteran pilot makes Michael Geary an offer Kirk can't refuse (2:33:00).
Michael Geary, the terror of Dave Portnoy's nightmares, descended upon the illustrious Red Sox event known as "truck day" to sow panic and discord. Sadly, the truck successfully departed Boston carrying 10 million sticks of bubble gum and a few Stephen Murphy defenders. Kirk has a request for the Minifans who are coming to Madawaska this weekend (0:31:22). The Iowa Caucus turned into a complete clusterfuck last night (0:37:48). Radio titan Rush Limbaugh announced he has advanced stage lung cancer yesterday (0:51:05). The Wilbur Show is coming into focus (1:19:34).
Kirk Minihane didn't watch the Super Bowl, so if you're looking for a half time show breakdown, you'll need to find another show. Fresh off his play-nice tour of Miami, Minihane is now at odds with the National Labor Relations Board over obviously sarcastic comments he made about unions (0:22:49). Barstool's Liz Gonzales had a hot take on the Good Morning America interview Aaron Hernandez's fiance did (0:36:13). The Ringer employees who do the Press Box podcast react to the news that Barstool Sports is now worth $450,000,000. The first annual Kirk Minihane ice fishing expedition is 5 days away.
The man some have called too dangerous for Barstool Sports is now a beloved figure following his whirlwind tour of Miami, crescendoing with a late-night reconciling with Willie Colon. Minihane's investigation into a Boston Globe article has led him to purchase the author's book, and it looks like we have a Cullenesque figure on our hands (0:37:28). Big Cat and Kayce Smith join the show (0:57:22). Kayce brought some great Gary Tanguay stories; Big Cat brought the coronavirus.
Everything about this Miami trip changed last night during a simple show dinner while Intern Justin was listing his top five celebs. Kirk Minihane has discovered another tall tale from his new favorite Boston Globe author (0:38:22). Complications have arisen with the show's plans to set the Guinness World Record for longest podcast ever (1:12:54). Brandon Walker joins the show to talk about sports, his weird collections, and 1980s nostalgia; Kirk has a new best friend (1:29:17).
Kirk Minihane reacts to Dave Portnoy's major announcement this morning: Barstool Sports has sold a minority stake of the company to Penn National. The crew reacts to one of the nuttiest stories ever published in the Boston Globe -- and perhaps any newspaper ever (0:35:40). Section 10 host Jared Carrabis joins the show to talk about Portnoy's announcement, the MGM situation, and Adolf Hitler's missteps (1:04:14). Minihane is all in on setting the world record for the longest podcast episode.
Roger Goodell is out, Blind Mike is in. Kirk Minihane's portly sidekick is now Dave Portnoy's enemy #1 (0:14:25). Big Cat barges into the studio to tell the KMS crew everything they are doing wrong (0:40:10). A triggered Kevin Francis Clancy wanders in to sort out his beef with Kirk his stuttering, rambling Shane Gillis interview (1:41:40). Minihane has decided his new goal in life is to set the Guinness World Record for the longest podcast ever.
How should we remember NBA superstar Kobe Bryant following his sudden death yesterday in a helicopter crash? Kirk Minihane reacts to the news, the hysteria from the sports media, and the strange code of silence that's being applied to Bryant's alleged sexual assault in 2003. An embarrassing verbal flub has one MSNBC anchor vowing that she's not actually a racist (1:03:12). Blind Mike didn't realize just how drunk he was during the final minutes of Mike and the Minifans (1:23:39). Plus, a major announcement: KMS plays Wilbur Theater on June 20th.
The DC Sleuth is on the trail of racial and gender inequality at one of New England's largest public media outlets. Comedian Shane Gillis blows of the KMS to join a tongue-tied KFC on KFC Radio. Joe Rogan and Bill Maher side with Blind Mike in the debate over Louis C.K. Mike invites his intern to a company dinner in Miami, whereupon we discover that Mike plans to share a hotel room -- and a bed -- with his intern next week (0:49:25). The great Harry Minihane makes his debut on the Kirk Minihane Show to break down the presidential election, women's athletics, and the upcoming Royal Rumble (1:10:30). Minihane revisits his criticism of an all-too-convenient Greg Bedard column about Aaron Hernandez pissing on a taxi. The Ringer's Bill Simmons has some very odd thoughts about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2:06:45).
The Barstool Sports all-hands Super Bowl meeting brings some unexpected bad news for Blind Mike. A former writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live wrote a hit-piece on SNL head writer Michael Che, and the guys are divided on whose side to take (0:25:30). Long shot presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has filed a defamation suit against Hillary Clinton (0:32:00). Following yesterday's episode, Kirk had an intense phone call with Gerry Callahan. The crew reacts to that call and Callahan's podcast with a Boston Globe columnist (0:36:24). Kevin from Bristol drops an epic parody song and the guys rank the greatest of all time (1:00:20). The simmering feud with Winchester High School gets a little more fuel thanks to a board meeting and Kevin Cullen (1:36:00).
Barstool Sports has settled its case with the National Labor Relations Board stemming from complaints about Dave Portnoy's anti-union (alleged) tweets. Now we have to hang a sign in the studio for 60 days letting Blind Mike know he has the right to organize. Kirk Minihane learns of a troubling update with his studio accommodations down in Miami next week (00:12:26). Some guy in California has a hilarious vanity license plate (00:25:45). Curt Schilling narrowly misses the Hall of Fame thanks to idiot baseball writers and their hurt feelings (00:59:45). The show is genuinely concerned over the mental state Boston Public Radio host Margery Eagan displayed on yesterday's broadcast (1:03:25). Minihane addresses an ethical matter after yesterday's decision to remove a few lines of a parody song from the podcast (1:30:21). An old story from Greg A. Bedard raises some Cullenesque questions (1:44:32).
Kirk Minihane welcomes Barstool Sports' latest podcaster to the company. Kevin Cullen drops an outrageous lie into the middle of an otherwise benign column (00:25:13). The producer of Pardon My Take took a shot at Kirk Minihane on Twitter over Barstool's reluctance to write about the Joe Curtatone lawsuit. Minihane doesn't take it well (00:42:00). Minihane and Steve Robinson reveal what happened on an important conference call with Barstool CEO Erika Nardini. TL;DR Everything's coming up Minihane (00:52:55). Aroostook County Radio Tycoon Richard Chandler throws Minihane the curveball of a lifetime, and now the entire Madawaska trip is in doubt (1:20:37). Bill Simmons reportedly wants $200 million to sell The Ringer (1:35:10). Blind Mike shares a troubling piece of news about Minihane's former cohost -- and former friend (2:33:40). Much, much more.
Kirk Minihane tells a story for the Mincels about the origins of his blood feud with the Boston Red Sox, John Henry, and Sam Kennedy. The crew gets a taste of Barstool's newest podcast hire (0:20:45). Blind Mike and Intern Will decided to take the fight to the enemy this weekend, attending the Red Sox Winter Weekend event with the goal of causing chaos and bringing accountability. Instead, disaster. Mike and Will are both banned for life from every MGM property in the country. Yes, that includes Vegas. Mike tells the entire hilarious saga today (00:34:33). Is Intern Will's conduct this weekend a fireable offense? (1:22:05) A semi-anonymous Barstool account is dumping on Barstool Breakfast, and we're on the case (1:43:18). Kirk and Steve prepare for a big meeting with the Barstool CEO (1:58:55). Plus: Will the Minifans get KMS tattoos?
After yesterday's bludgeoning, Steve Robinson admits that he's considered quitting the show. Is Minihane in the market for a new producer? The ghost of Ronald Reagan chimes in to let Robinson know he's a pussy who sucks at his job (0:45:00). The Call Her Daddy girls are in a war with the New York Post over an old photoshoot (1:10:00). Minihane and Barstool Sports have won a decisive legal victory of Mayor Joe Curtatone and the City of Somerville (1:20:00). For some reason Gerry Callahan's producer Dave Cullinane is hosting Minihane fan shows on YouTube with his children (1:34:00). As behind-the-scenes business comes to a head with Barstool Sports, Minihane contemplates huge changes to the podcast.
Yesterday was a triumphant day for Kirk Minihane. He stormed Fenway attempting to gain access to the Red Sox press conference and ask questions about cheating, cover-ups, and sex offenders in the clubhouse. His enemies were on the ropes. All of this he captured on an epic Periscope video which he was hoping to react to on today's show. There's just one problem. Steve Robinson, in some inexplicable and indescribable act of stupidity, did not cut up any of the sound from the Periscope videos. Today's show is Kirk's reaction to learning this.
Blind Mike puts in another all-star performance at a business lunch, while Steve Robinson is sorely disappointed, yet again, with a restaurant meal. The dream team of Jim Braude, Margerie Eagan, and Trenni Kusnierek reunited on WGBH for an orgasmic lovefest over Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy and Red Sox owner John Henry (00:24:32). Last week, Kirk Minihane questioned the reporting of Greg Bedard over a thinly sourced claim about Bill Belichick. Bedard's reaction to a 98.5 caller who called him out does not inspire much confidence (00:49:30). Minihane begins to wonder when all the outraged sports fans will start to wonder who is paying to advertise with the ethically challenged Red Sox? Section 10 host Jared Carrabis to talk about his Sox reporting philosophy, his relationship with Alex Cora, and how he's coping with the myriad scandals (01:34:20). An instant classic parody song today -- much to the chagrin of the Sox clubhouse.
Kirk Minihane is delighting in the cheating scandal surrounding Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox. The story has everything: media corruption, watching an old enemy flail, and frauds embarrassing themselves. April Reign, the creator of the #OscarSoWhite movement, joins the show to talk about the lack of racial and gender diversity among the Oscar nominees (00:54:30). Boston Mayor Marty Walsh did an interview yesterday on WBUR, but his safe space was interrupted by a couple of prank callers (01:16:26). No fanboys are more inconsolable over the Red Sox news than Jared Carrabis' crew on the Section 10 podcast. Near the end of the show, Kirk stumbles onto perhaps the greatest conspiracy in American history, and subsequently learns that Blind Mike doesn't know how geography and time zones work (01:50:00).
The Kirk Minihane Show travelled to Centerville, Mass., to record a podcast in the home of a complete stranger who was the highest bidder in last year's charity auction. Apart from Minihane's obvious revulsion at having to sit on a couch next to Steve Robinson, it was business as usual. Several whistleblowers at Winchester High School have stepped forward to share alarming details of Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung's assembly (00:05:35). If Shirley's blathering speech to these high school kids is a sign of what's going on in the public school system, then Harry Minihane may end up in private school after all. Minihane realizes he's burned just about every professional bridge he's ever crossed (00:16:30). Barstool Breakfast talked about the kerfuffle between fitness instructor Jillian Michaels and singer Lizzo, but Willie Colon wanted to take the most sensitive parts of that debate off-air (00:31:30). Minihane erupts over Blind Mike's plans to bring his own personal assistant down to Miami on the Minifans' dime (00:39:20). The King of KMS Parody Songs returns with two hits for the special living room show (00:59:00). The Madawaska area is on edge after discovering an alleged cult leader is recruiting followers to the region (01:09:45). Our generous host takes over the show (01:49:00).
Professional healthy person Jillian Michaels had the audacity to say being overweight is unhealthy -- even if you can sing really good -- and the social media rage mob is angry online. Whoopi Goldberg wants you to know she is celebrating every ounce of Lizzo, but Michaels isn't backing down (00:05:00). An inexplicable dip into the second episode of the Mintern Show prompts a discussion about Tom Cruise, Top Gun, and movies that will have Steve Robinson's critics scrambling all weekend (00:24:00). Gerry Callahan drops a surprise Friday episode with former Red Sox great Curt Schilling, and Minihane has the highlights (00:47:30). Minihane revisits regressive comments made by The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins following Megyn Kelly's release of a short video featuring three other women who were victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault at Fox News (01:09:20). Jared Carrabis and the Section 10 crew comes for Minihane -- but praises Blind Mike (01:51:50).
What do the Catholic Church, the British monarch, WEEI and Winchester High School all have in common? They're all the subject of Kirk Minihane's ire on today's episode of the show. Minihane reacts to yesterday's breaking news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are eschewing royal life in favor of a more common existence in Canada (0:15:00). Winchester High School is officially dead to Minihane after they invited Boston Globe hack Shirley Leung to talk with students about journalism (0:28:25). Mike Francesa has drifted off into the Radio.com ether where he now does a 90-minute show with few callers and virtually no listeners; Minihane tunes in for some thrilling Wichita State basketball talk (0:45:25). Blind Mike comes prepared for a heated discussion about the Babson College adjunct professor who said Iran should release a list of American cultural sites it intends to bomb (1:11:12). Minihane delves into the Catholic Church thanks to a problematic column for the Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen (1:35:29). The radio show that replaced K&C on WEEI spikes the football over Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (2:01:22).
The Boston Red Sox are mired in controversy and two major New England media outlets are MIA, owing in large part to serious conflicts of interest (00:14:30). Minihane does some housekeeping in the Minifan world (00:40:20). A covert operation by B. Michael Geary and his crack film crew doesn't go as planned (00:58:40). Gerry Callahan joins the show (01:01:35). Minihane dips his toe into the other Boston sports talk radio station and discovers that Steve Robinson is either deaf or a complete idiot (01:16:15). Rage tweets by Julie DiCaro prompt a philosophical discussion on the show (01:36:25). Bad radio returns with a cupcake call. Blind Mike breaks some major personal news (02:05:22).
From Ricky Gervais' much-ballyhooed opening monologue to Joaquin Phoenix's awkward post-show press conference and Michelle Williams' ridiculous abortion speech, Kirk Minihane reacts to the Golden Globes (0:11:30). Fox News' Tucker Carlson joins the podcast to talk about corporate censorship, free speech, Barstool Sports, and the devolution of modern political debates. Howard Stern is back from vacation and ready to weigh in on the death of Don Imus (1:24:30). Minihane's former radio partner Gerry Callahan has finally launched his podcast; Minihane could barely get through the introduction (1:42:00). Minihane is nearing completion of his novel.
Kirk Minihane hops into the studio for a late night taping. Because it's the Kirk Minihane Show, we're recording while not one but two churches in our building have loud charismatic worship sessions. Minihane and Blind Mike react to Friday's raucous episode of Barstool Radio where Mike's job was on the line. Fortunately, Mike agreed to kiss Portnoy's feet in NYC, so we're all still Barstool employees. The fallout from Trenni Kusnierek smearing West Point cadets continues, even as the Boston media complex ignores it (0:51:00). Matt from Providence forces the issue onto WGBH, and Jim Braude ain't happy. Ricky Gervais does his best anti-PC routine at the Golden Globes, but is anyone watching? (1:18:00). A film critic for the Hollywood Reporter has identified insidious racism in... Toy Story 4 (1:26:00). WBZ's Jon Keller tells us what he's looking for in a big time newspaper columnist (1:59:00).
The mysterious sounds of early morning worship coming from our studio neighbors has not lessened Kirk Minihane's desire for war. His new target: The Maine Red Claws. The affiliate of the Boston Celtics has been playing coy on social media and entertaining the possibility of honoring him at half time of a basketball game. But once Minihane learns that the Celtics will have veto power over the ceremony, things go down hill. Minihane explains the origins of his blood feud with the Celtics (0:19:00). The KMS interns responded to yesterday's demand that they do their own YouTube show; the results were spectacular (0:36:30). Steve Robinson did a deep dive into the seemingly inexplicable hatred Dave Portnoy has for Blind Mike and discovered, perhaps, an media moment that might explain everything (1:18:20). Barstool's Chief had a run in with a "free lance writer" at a pot dispensary who later refused to come on the show and blocked everyone (1:37:30). The crew makes their predictions for how the Patriots fare this weekend (1:45:00). Robinson provides an update on planning for the Kirk Minihane Show Ice Fishing Expedition.
The Kirk Minihane Show is back from the holiday break and the first order of business is to address the terrible best of Steve Robinson put together and, on a similar note, DEC's excellent year in review program. The New Year is young, but already trouble is brewing between the Team Minihane and Team Portnoy, starting with Portnoy and Kmarko letting us know that Blind Mike will not be writing for the Barstool blog (0:31:00). The episode culminates in Mike instructing the Barstool founder to "grow a set of balls and fire me." (0:53:40) An old friend of the show spent the holiday break digging up old tweets from WEEI's Greg Hill (1:07:00). One of the great parody song singer-songwriters starts 2020 with a bang (1:30:35). A hockey reporter gets himself suspended after comments on Barstool's Spittin Chiclets podcast, and Minihane thinks Portnoy might have the right take on NBC's reaction (2:07:31). Romance is in the air between Minihane and the Red Claws (02:55:40).