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Buffalocentric interviews with people you know and dont who have a great story to tell

Rich Gaenzler

    • Jul 9, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Rising country music superstar and WNY native Eric Van Houten joins me in the Basement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 35:06

    West Seneca's Eric Van Houten is now a Nashville resident pursuing his dream of country music superstardom. His 2022 full length album "Dreamers" (available everywhere music can be found) is gaining national recognition. His talent has been so recognized that country songwriter Chris Destefano, who's written #1 hits for Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and MIranda Lambert, has started writing for Eric. He'll be back in WNY performing live at the Howl in the Hills concert August 6th at Holland Speedway. The show also features Gary Levox from Rascal Flatts. I'm admittedly rock n roll to the core but this interview impressed me enough to dip my toe into the country world and I was moved for sure. Enjoy it! Subscribe, like, laugh, share with every country music fan you know and spread the Bull in the Basement love! Thank you as always!

    My friend, ex Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, beard and all, in his first WNY interview post retirement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 21:55

    One day after his retirement Ryan Fitzpatrick joined me to talk about why now, when he'll unretire, being a sports/music dad, his shirtless fan experience at the Bills playoff game, playing golf with his former teammates, Josh Allen, having more TDs than Namath, Bradshaw, and Warner, and a zubaz banana hammock! 9 teams but only one for more than two years...our beloved Bills! Laugh, learn, love! Subscribe, share with Bills Mafia globally, and enjoy my convo with the Amish Rifle!!!

    Bull in the Basement celebrates 40 years of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 34:55

    Goo Goo Dolls, Rick James, Brian Mcknight, Ani Difranco, Billy Sheehan, ETID, Snapcase, Willie Nile..globally successful Buffalo musicians. What do we say about this podcast..in every one you will laugh and learn. In this episode, about the epic achievements of Buffalo musicmakers from the Chair of the BMHOF board Anthony Casuccio and BMHOF inductee and board member Tom Lorentz. You wont believe whats come out of Buffalo musically. If you want to brush up on your Buffalo music history and be the smartest person in the room on topic, watch this! Please share, like, subscribe, and enjoy!!!

    Find out the inspiration which helped a Buffalo woman overcome raceday physical challenges to both start and finish her first Boston Marathon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 39:53

    What's the toughest physical challenge you've ever taken up? How hard did you train? What was the reason for attempting it? How difficult was it day of? Well in this episode of Bull in the Basement meet Jackey Deschamps. Wife, mother of 3, airline employee, and yes marathon hobbyist. She's raced in Buffalo, Disney, and now one of the crown jewels, Boston. Her first climb of Heartbreak Hill and the challenges she faced pre-race are great stories. The fact she finished the race and why is more incredible. Runners and non-runners come learn a few things and laugh along the way while hopefully being inspired as well. Please share, like, subscribe, and feel free to feedback. Enjoy and thx for your time in the basement!

    The Great Dhane Smith from the Buffalo Bandits joins this episode of Bull in the Basement

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 37:32

    Buffalo Bandit Dhane Smith on NLL records being broken, his sports life growing up (Packers fan), what he does before every game (weird), fave pregame meal, and what he loves about being a Bandit and a Buffalonian.

    Bull in the Basement with 2022 NFL Draft predix from Buff News Bills beat reporter Jay Skurski whos married to famous TV anchor and who's son is winning nat'l golf tournaments at 7 yrs old

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 53:16

    Jay Skurski Buffalo News Buffalo Bills beat reporter on Bills 2022 NFL Draft and his famous wife WGRZ channel 2 Melissa Holmes and prodigy son Elliott's golf prowess winning tournaments at 7 years old...enjoy and please share

    FC Buffalo and NBC Soccer talk contributor Nick Mendola joins BITB

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 53:31

    Nick Mendola is a one time radio guy who took a flyer on buying a soccer team. It became FC Buffalo which has a spirited local following and I'm told, has some big things in the works. He also writes about soccer on the international stage for NBC Soccer Talk. The new Bills stadium will have a soccer size field. What does that mean for WNY soccer. And we have an interesting love for Pearl Jam the two of us. Its a great chat. Please share with your soccer sisters and brothers and of course PJ fans, and laugh and learn right along with me. Check out the entire catalog of Bull in the Basement Buffcentric episodes. TY

    Andrew Kulyk is a longtime Buffalo journalist. Most famously he wrote for Artvoice. In this episode we talk Ukrainian support and his incredible bucketlist sports travel story

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 52:46

    Andrew Kulyk joins me in this episode. He has written for a number of different publications including Buffalo's Artvoice. He is of Ukrainian descent and supplies us with a number of different ways to support the citizens of Ukraine from right here in WNY. He also is a huge sports fan and has traveled to over 550 sports venues worldwide including all 128 in the 4 major North American sports. He share stories of some of them. Great stuff as always in this episode. So, laugh and learn along with us. Please like, share, subscribe and most of all THANK YOU for watching and listening. Much Buffalove

    Bull in the Basement featuring 42North brewery founder John Cimperman, his unique connection to Ukraine, and how beer will promote giving to the folks in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 39:00

    John Cimperman is a fascinating guy. The Ohio native is a marketer extraordinaire. He's worked for the Sabres, the LA Kings, the Cleveland Cavaliers and has consulted many other sports teams. He also owns his own marketing company currently and came back to Buffalo (East Aurora) to raise his family and startup a dream he always had. A brewery. 42 North was born in 2015. Its head brewer at the time was a gentleman of Ukrainian decent. Naz Drebot got the beer ball rolling and soon thereafter went back home to Lviv Ukraine to open his own brewery. He still resides there amongst this terrible conflict and to help his countrymen and women, came up with a beer recipe, that through its sales will benefit the Ukrainian people in every way possible. "Resolve" is being brewed around the world and in Buffalo fittingly at 42North. This unique fundraiser kicks off the first week in April. Here, you'll find out how you can help by doing what you love, enjoying craft beer!!! Thanks for watching and listening. Laugh and learn lots! Please share, like, subscribe for such a great cause. Enjoy!!!

    Principal trumpeter Alex Jokipii from the Buffalo Philharmonic in this episode of Bull in the Basement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 34:58

    How many of us have played an instrument at one time or another? As a school kid, as a high schooler, cover band, original band? Most of us have had some sort of experience musically good or bad. So all of you should be able to relate to this episode's guest who has been classically trained around the world and found, pound for pound, one of the best orchestras in the US right here in Buffalo. That's why he's worked with the Grammy award winning and one of the most recorded philharmonics in the world, the BPO, since 1998. He's been in every kind of band including yes, marching. Walking and chewing gum are hard for some. How about marching in a choreographed maneuver while playing a difficult song. we discuss it. His stories are awesome as we explore the inside workings of a professional orchestra. We even talk about band camp. :) He played at my wedding as my bride walked down the aisle and is one of the most accomplished musicians in Buffalo. So, parents of kids who play, listen. He's got suggestions for you. Laugh and learn lots! Thanks for watching, enjoy, like, subscribe, and share. As always thank you!

    "Buffalo Blue Jays" play by play man Ben Wagner talks MLB lockout, Jays in Buffalo, Jays 2022, and the Buffalo baseball scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 43:54

    This is an awesome convo with Ben who spent 11 years as the Bisons play by play man and made it to the bigs just in time for Covid and then the lockout, darn the luck!! We recorded this just before the lockout ended and he talked about the differences between the two sides and what needed to be resolved. Thankfully it is and there will be baseball! He also talked about how important Buffalo was for the Jays during Covid and the benefits for the Bisons from it. He also talks about what to expect from Vladdy and the rest of the Jays in 2022. Enjoy! 3 L's! Learn, Laugh, Lots!!! Please subscribe, share, like, and spread the Bull in the Basement word as we spotlight Buffcentric guests on every episode. TY!!!

    Bills Center Mitch Morse saddles up to the bar on this episode of Bull in the Basement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 48:38

    Whats Mitch giving up for Lent? What's his opinion on fish frys? How'd he end up playing o-line? How'd he meet his awesome twitter-friendly wife? Fatherhood. Coach McDermott. The combine. The coin toss. And his advice on baldness. Enjoy it! Please subscribe to my channel. Please share with everyone. And with all the episodes, it goes without saying, laugh and learn lots!!

    Variety Club telethon edition of Bull in the Basement with their headline performer from the Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 12:01

    The Variety Club telethon celebrates 60 years this weekend. Ch 2 WGRZ Saturday night and WBBZ Cable channel 5 on Sunday benefiting the kids of WNY. The Goo Goo Dolls have a live exclusive that will be seen first and only in Saturday night. We discuss with Robby the bands involvement with Variety over the years. What super special we can expect Saturday night. We also talk his onw WNY endeavor Music Is Art and what to expect in 2022. We talk a nearly completed brand new Goos album, the tour coming up to promote it, and yes Robby's hair color. Please give this weekend. Please subscribe. Thanks for watching!!!

    Bull in the Basement with a great friend. Former broadcast partner and Bills QB and current Browns Offensive Coordinator Alex Van Pelt

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 40:00

    We talk about so many things. My memories of working with Alex on the Bills broadcast team. Why he was the Tony Romo before Tony Romo of analysts. Jim Kelly, Joe Montana, Drew Bledsoe, Rob Johnson, and Doug Flutie. The most underrated Bills player he played with. His relationship with Aaron Rodgers. New Bronco coach Nate Hackett. And what goes into a play call in the NFL. We give him down/distance, yard line, score, and time left in game. What play does he call and what's supposed to happen. The process. Watch. Share. Like. Subscribe. Laugh. Learn. One of my faves! Enjoy

    Bull in the Basement with 2x Olympic skiier and WNY native Tricia Mangan

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 33:07

    In this episode, the Bull in the Basement motto, the 3L's, listen, laugh, learn are in full effect. Tricia and I talk the other stuff of the Olympics. Travel, food, lodging, activities. We talk about how a 2 year old starting at Holimont in Ellicottville grew to become world class. She mentions Olympic sports she loves watching and could never do. We discuss the training and lifestyle needed to be on an elite level in her sport. Mikaela Shiffrin's trouble in Beijing. And of course her love for her native Buffalo and the Bills!!

    Episode 3 of Muki (Hawkins WUFO FM Buffalo) and the Bull in the Basement

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 71:47

    The handshake, the dunk contest, NBA ASG, Brian Flores, minority head coaches in NFL, NCAA coming to Buffalo, Sabres, Bandits and other silliness.

    Muki and the Bull (in the basement) episode 2 post SB56

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 64:29

    In this episode Muki Hawkins sports dir at WUFO and I chat everything post Super Bowl. The game, coaching/play calling/scheme/adjustments, officiating, OBJ, Kupp, Donald, Stafford, halftime, and more. We also discuss our QB1 and how he's become the darling of the league mixing ability and personality to be perhaps this most likeable in the NFL. A little NBA (who's my fave team and player may surprise you). A little MLB too with the crazy possibility of the Jays being back in Buffalo again this summer. Enjoy and please share, like, RT.

    Olympic episode with 3x Winter Olympian and gold medal boblsedder, WNY native Steve Mesler

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 37:05

    The Olympics are here and with it comes an interview with 3x Winter Olympian and Buffalo native Steve Mesler, a gold medal bobsledder. Our convo in this episode consists of Steve's odd road to bobsledding. What it takes and the experience of being a bobsledder. Olympic anecdotes from each of his 3 games. The villages, the competition, and more. Plus, we chat about his incredible endeavor which he's teamed up with the Buffalo Bills to promote, Classroom Champions. He explains exactly what the program is and how as teachers, students, parents, and mentors we can encourage our kids to be great. As always the 3 L's...LEARN something new, LAUGH, and please LIKE and share with everyone you know. Enjoy, subscribe and thanks for watching!

    Bull in the Basement with an awesome Buffalo success story..Adam Martin CEO of Dave and Adam's Card World, the biggest distributor in the country joins

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 28:37

    We love Buffalo success stories. Here's a great one that many of you can relate to in one way or another. if you are a collector of sports cards/memorabilia, comics, etc or no someone that is..this is a BITB for you. Adam Martin's story of entrepreneurship, business development, and success is incredible. Building a collectors empire. Dave and Adam's is the largest distributorship in the country and is now worldwide. Find out how the collectible industry is thriving today and how you can become a part of it. Find out how to determine what your collectible might be worth. Find out some of the most incredible collectibles DACardworld has come across and acquired. Find out about future investment opps in the collectible world (NFT's for instance). In addition to being hugely successful, they also are incredibly philanthropic. The scroll at the bottom will assist you if you need a donation for a charitable event. This is fun. This is Buffalo. So as always, laugh, learn, like, and of course share this with everyone. Thank you.

    One of my most emotional and hopefully impactful episodes of Bull in the Basement here with former Sabre Andrew Peters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 58:09

    This episode is a total roller coaster with lots of twists and turns..we start with Andrew's career and his "role" as an NHL'er. How he get there. How he dealt with his unique role (typically one per team). We learn about his idol and the anecdote about meeting him and the chance to play against him. And then we had a moment. One of which I am so appreciative for his confidence in me to share personal life events which deal with substance abuse and mental illness of which he suffered from. He then shares how he's been able to down many of his demons and from there, how he's helped others and continues to, through his podcast. Please watch. Please share family and friends, with anyone you know who's dealing with mental illness issues. Please share with hockey fans. And as always, laugh, learn, like, and please subscribe. Enjoy and thank you!!

    Bull in the Basement with pre Bills/Pats playoff talk with HOF RB Thurman Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 11:54

    Portions of this episode were used for the Shatkin First Down Bills PreGame Show Seen 1/15 at 5pm on WBBZ Ch5 Spectrum Verizon and Ch 67 Directv. Thurman chats about everything Bills/Patriots III...laugh, learn, like, share, with all of Bills Mafia and subscribe to my channel. Enjoy! Go Bills!

    Bull in the Basement featuring former Bills All Pro Center, podcaster, and Bills broadcaster Eric Wood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 19:49

    Portions of this episode will be used in our regular season finale of the Shatkin First Down PreGame Show airing 1/8 at 5pm and 1/9 at noon on WBBZ-TV Ch5 on Spectrum and Fios and 67 on DirectTV. We talk the Wall of Fame, the Bills v Jets, the Bills in the playoffs to break the drought, the Bills 2021/22 playoffs, and having a heater in the radio booth (a no no). Ha Ha. Enjoy, learn, laugh, like, subscribe, share with Bills fans everywhere, and thank you!!!

    This episode features Bills Spiderman Darryl Talley 1/1/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 10:40

    Portions of this q and are featured in the current Shatkin First Down Buffalo PreGame show which airs on WBBZ Ch 5 pre 2021 Bills-Falcons game. We talk what Darryl is up to now, his greatest football accomplishment, tips for Tremaine Edmunds, Josh Allen, and beating, yes, his other former team. Enjoy, share, laugh, learn, like, subscribe and happy new year!!!

    This Bull in the Basement features former Bill Marlon Kerner..a great story of overcoming adversity and oh yeah there's plenty of football talk too!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 58:49

    If you need some inspiration, watch this Bull in the Basement. Marlon Kerner was a 3rd round draft pick for the Bills with a long NFL future in front of him until he blew out not one but both of his knees. Those injuries ended that NFL career after less than 4 years. His story of ascension toward reaching his goal, getting it ripped away from him by no fault of his own, and weathering that life altering blow in this episode. From football star to Target manager and now helping small businesses achieve greatness, Marlon's persistence and refuse to give up are a great inspiration. Learn, laugh, like, share, subscribe, enjoy and most importantly spread holiday cheer to everyone. Tell anyone who's a Bills fan, Ohio State or Notre Dame fan, or who's gone through a major life-altering event, or is looking to grow their small business, to watch or listen to one of the most positive up beat people I know. Thanks and happy holidays!!

    Oncore golf co-founder joins me in this episode of Bull in the Basement

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 35:16

    If you are like me finding yourself in the wintry months here in Buffalo planning golf trips south, spending time at local golf domes and simulator bars, this interview is right up your alley. Yes its true, there is a golf ball company based right here in Buffalo, NY. The story of Oncore Golf is pretty amazing. And the fact that, in a very competitive market with time honored traditional brands donning caps, bags, and polos everywhere, Oncore has ten years competitive, is a huge accomplishment. Find out about their most famous investor. Find out about how their latest innovations are ranking. Find out about a huge 2022 ahead. And find out how the golf landscape of Buffalo will be changing dramatically in the next couple years. Pass this on to every golfer you know. Learn, laugh, like, share, subscribe, and enjoy!!

    Rick Jeanerette, Bill Polian, Marv Levy, Jim Kelly, Bills Mafia traveling..legendary sports broadcaster Pete Weber dishes on all of that and more here

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 39:43

    Pete Weber in Buffalo did radio with the Bills, Sabres, Bisons, Bandits, UB, St. Bona, and more. He's the current play by play voice of the Nashville Predators but has also worked with the LA Kings. And he worked the NBA too with yes, the Seattle Supersonics. He talks about his peer and friend Rick Jeanerette. He talks Marv Levy, Bill Polian, and Jim Kelly. And he also tells the unreal story about why he didnt take a job in the MLB. The stories are aplenty from this encyclopedia of sports knowledge. We scratch the surface here. Laugh, learn, like, share, subscribe, and most of all enjoy. Thx!!

    This edition features in advance of the huge game Monday night between the Bills and the Pats, a guy who played for both teams, Scott Chandler

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 10:58

    Scott Chandler played for the Bills for 5 years, yes during the drought but with some really fun teams. He averaged 45 catches a year and scored 17 TDs. His single season TE TD record was broken by Dawson Knox last week. He finished his career with the Goat, the Hoodie, and the Pats. In this outtake from my TV show he discusses playing here, there, and what he thinks will happen on Monday. Like, learn, laugh, subscribe and share the BITB word! Thank you!!

    Bull in the Basement with native Buffalo comic Josh Potter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 32:08

    He's a native Buffalonian who got his start in Buffalo radio as an intern then personality then got an offer he couldnt refuse. It was a huge risk, an all-in decision, that helped propel Josh Potter's career to an incredible place. He's got a huge following now on the 'gram, on twitch, and more. His podcasts and standup are getting great reviews and recognition and he got an incredible compliment from a guy who arguably is the kind of this medium. Enjoy, laugh, learn, like, subscribe, share and thank you!!!

    Perhaps my most compelling Bull in the Basement yet with the story of a 36 year old teacher by day and belt holding MMA fighter living in Buffalo on the weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 45:05

    This episode features the ultimate "weekend athlete". Corey Norman is a 36 year old Masters degree holder who by day teaches at risk children. On the weekend, he is a 3x weight class belt holder in the Cage Wars MMA league. He stands 6'2", is tatted head to toe, and depending on his upcoming fight ranges from 210 to 240 pounds. He is unbeaten and hopes to get a sniff from the UFC and soon. His training story. His nearly 15 years away from the sport and why he's excelling now story. His approach to his day job and his weekend job story. And you thought you had a pain threshold. Wait til you hear his. Probably my most compelling BITB yet. Watch, listen, learn, laugh, like, share, and subscribe. Thank you!!!

    Bull in the Basement featuring from the Buffalo News, NBC Buffalo, SiriusXMNFL and NYT best selling author Vic Carucci

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 61:31

    A must watch for every football fan especially ones in Bills Mafia. We discuss Vic's 11th book which is co-written by Bill Polian, how the Bills will do Colts game forward, new Bills Stadium where/why, and his relationship with Jon Gruden (Vic co-wrote a book with him after the Bucs SB win early 2000s)..if you're a Buffalo football consumer you know Vic's work. If not he's a former President of the Pro Football Writers of America. Nuff said. This is exceptional. Please learn, laugh, like, share, subscribe. Thank you for watching and listening!!

    Bull in the Basement with Tim O'Shei from the Buffalo News with the 411 on a potential new Bills stadium

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 61:52

    The lease is up in 2023. A refurb to Highmark will cost hundreds of millions. Pegulas arent interested. They want to build new..in Orchard Park. There are opponents who want the stadium downtown. The pros and cons for both. The monies attached. The politics involved. Its a raging debate. Get educated on it all right here. Listen, learn, laugh, and enjoy! Please subscribe and share with everyone especially Bills mafia. Thank you!!

    Bull in the Basement with HOF drummer Carmine Appice

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 10:34

    He's played with Ozzy, Pink Floyd, Rod Stewart, Brian May, Richie Sambora, and Vanilla Fudge. He's in town this weekend. Find out why and where here. And about two WNY'ers he's played with regularly. Plus find out how many elite gods of drumming have stated Carmine as their primary influence. Soon to be 75, he looks great, and has incredible energy considering the era or rock he was at his peak in, its remarkable. Watch, learn, enjoy, and please subscribe. Thank you!

    Bull in the Basement with Buffalo musician/film producer Max Muscato

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 38:13

    The Muscato family's musical story is amazing. Max documents it in what he hopes to be a long running tv show called "Setlist". Its the epitome of tragedy/comedy. The pilot shot in Buffalo is complete and the pitch is on to the biggest platforms out there. Max also is a legacy Buffalo musician. You'll find out what legendary rock n roll hall of fame band his dad worked very closely with and how his experience influenced his two son's Max and Sonny. There's a turn to this story and it deals with autism. Sonny suffers from it. His incredibly sad young adulthood and how music has helped him triumph over it and his disease. Rockautism.org check it out. Enjoy! Listen, learn, laugh! Please subscribe and thank you!!

    Bull in the Basement with football writer and southern tier native from GoLongTD.com Tyler Dunne

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 47:42

    Tyler is a Southern Tier native who's worked in NFL media for 15 years..in Milwaukee covering the Packers, in Buffalo covering the Bills, and nationally for Bleacher Report. Currently he hosts a podcast with Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie on his website GoLongTD.com and also writes feature stories on players around the league. We talk his career, covering Aaron Rodgers, the Bills, the new stadium, and how he chooses the subjects for his super compelling stories. Enjoy! Laugh and learn. Please share and subscribe. Thank you!!

    Bull in the Basement with movie and tv actor, with credits like Heat, Armageddon, Black Hawk Down, A Perfect Storm, and Mom, Bill Fichtner

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 45:37

    Bill Fichtner is the guy whos face you absolutely know but name you may not. Guess what, he's totally cool with that. Heat, Armageddon, Black Hawk Down, A Perfect Storm amongst his credits, you'll see how Buffalo he is with regards to his humility and work ethic. He addresses so much with us including the tragic Alec Baldwin situation, how his wife got work (in his film), and his love for the Bills! Thx for watching please spread this around to everyone you know. Laugh, learn, and live in the basement with me. Please subscribe thx!!!

    Bull in the Basement with breast cancer survivor and co-founder of world record setting 11 Day Power Play, Amy Lesakowski

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 32:49

    It is Breast Cancer awareness month and no one better to talk about the fight against and research towards a cure than Amy Lesakowski. She worked at Roswell Park, was treated there and beat breast cancer twice. How was it detected, the treatment, survival after, and with her husband Mike, their creation of an annual on-ice Guiness Book of World record breaking tradition, the 11 Day Power Play. What will this year's look like, and how you can be involved. Plus, what monies in just 5 years its generated for 4 incredible WNY causes. Find out in this episode. Please extend an invite to all your family and friends to watch and urge them, like I am you, to subscribe. Learn, laugh, and love what this WNY group of fighters have accomplished. Enjoy and thanks!

    Bull in the Basement (not really) travels to Buffalo Distilling for drinks and discussion with head spiritmaker Frank Weber

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 55:00

    We first met Frank at the Borderland concert. I told him I had been to the distillery and that we had for the Bills opener made jello shots with his Mafia Sauce. We exchanged more pleasantries about Larkinville's continuing development and how his business was early entrenched. I also shared a story about starting a summer pub crawl there that ran west on Seneca with stops on the way and ended downtown. And I mentioned my radio experience and this podcast. He was like, lets do it, at the distillery. Well as youll see our Bull out of the Basement wasnt perfect visually but was very informative regarding the Distillery's story and the day to day operations of their distilling process. Gin, vodka, whiskey, 'shine drinkers, enjoy this and please tell all your spirit enjoying friends and of course subscribe. Thx!!

    Bull in the Basement with my cousin (yes we're related) Jeopardy champion Jonathan Fisher

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 44:21

    I got texts from my family about my cousin Jonathan going on Jeopardy. My wife and I watch Jeopardy religiously and followed Matt's trek. Then we find out Jonathan would be taking him on. Well, he pulled off one of the biggest Jeopardy upsets and continues winning. Crazy thing is, this episode of Bull in the Basement is our first face to face meeting! Watch his journey to Jeopardy, finding out he made it, preparing, playing, winning, and of course I play Alex with my own form of Jeopardy! See how he does. Enjoy, thanks for watching. Please share and subscribe!!

    Bull in the Basement with 6x Pro Bowl Bill and my friend Kyle Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 35:14

    Its another edition of Bull in the Basement getting you #billsmafia #billsbackers #billsfans pumped for Monday night. I'm joined by recent Buffalo Sports Hall of Famer, future Bills Wall of Famer, and great team leader who languished for over a decade in the drought. He's a Southerner who built his family in Buffalo and built a forever fan base as well. We talk his time here, what hes doing with football now, and how he became such a damn good golfer! Enjoy, laugh, and learn with my guest Kyle Williams

    Bull in the Basement with Bills superfans the Chefs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 25:37

    They wear the big chef hats and sit in the corner of the tunnel end zone near Elvis. Whats Norm and Poo's story? Howd they become the Chef's and how did their tailgate become such a destination. We talk to them about their tailgate "digs" and who sleeps where and why, their weekly menu, and very decided roles for each of them while at the tailgate. Great family men who have served Buffalo in their weekday jobs incredibly well and we thank them. Please enjoy and if you havent yet please subscribe! And tell everyone you know about Bull in the Basement.

    Bull in the Basement with now Buffalo Sports Hall of Famer former Sabre player and broadcaster Mike Robitaille

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 46:48

    Roby is awesome! He talks about the Jack Eichel situation from his own neck injury experience, playing with and AGAINST the French Connection, he shares his most memorable broadcast moment, who the best hockey player who ever lived, and more. Enjoy, please spread the word about Bull in the Basement and of course subscribe. Thanks!!

    Bull in the Basement with Don Purdy author of "Thundersnow of Buffalo" the Oct surprise storm

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 37:50

    Don Purdy is a former long time Buffalo Bills exec who, like many of you watching this, survived the October surprise storm in October 2006. He and his co-writer took diligent notes 15 years ago and decided to expand that into a nearly 300 page account of that 36 hour storm that crippled WNY. Accounts from over 50 WNY residents at the time..Marv Levy and other Bills, local meteorologists, govt officials, police, and average Joes. What happened and how'd WNY recover? Enjoy, spread the word, and please subscribe. Thank you!! PS the book is available at Barnes & Noble, the Bills store, the BFLO store, Thin Ice Buffalo Shopcraft and at citymade.com and online as well.

    Bull in the Basement with Anna Scime and John Fink from the Buffalo International Film Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 26:27

    This weekend marks the 15th year for the Buffalo International Film Festival. What? Really? Yeah..a film festival here in Buffalo with world class films of all lengths and genres. 120 films in all from WNY filmmakers, US filmmakers, and filmmakers from 24 other countries. How and why did the festival start and exist here today? What can you see in person and virtually? Find out in this episode. Buffalofilm.org has all the info on the fest. Please subscribe to my channel and spread the word to filmphiles everywhere. Thank you!!! Enjoy!

    Bull in the Basement with Bills superfan Ken Johnson aka Pinto Ron

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 32:49

    He's been bringing his red Pinto to the tailgate for nearly 30 years. He's also been a human hot dog. And everyone knows him. From Lot 1 in the old days to the current Hammer Lot, Ken Johnson has become a tailgate icon. Over 400 consecutive games home AND road, here is his story. Please share with Bills Mafia everywhere and subscribe. Enjoy and thx for the support. We love bringing the Buffalo to you!

    Bull in the Basement with comedienne, reality tv star, and damn good tennis player Hannah Berner

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 25:48

    Full disclosure. I had no idea who Hannah Berner was. I knew she was playing Helium Buffalo and she had been offered up to me for an episode. I love big personalities and especially fun people. Did some research, come to find out she checks those boxes. Former for a time pro tennis player, then reality TV star on Bravo's Summer House, and now standup comedienne, she shares her story in our q and a here. We talk Buffalo, we talk reality tv, we talk her relationship with Jesse Pegula, and much more. I'm sold on her!! Enjoy, tell your comedy loving friends about this, and please everyone subscribe. Many thanks!

    Bull in the Basement with Strictly Hip frontman Jeremy Hoyle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 37:32

    On this episode of Bull in the Basement, its Strictly Hip front man Jeremy Hoyle who's band plays strictly Tragically Hip. Its been nearly a quarter century that they have "done their thing". Playing to thousands of Hip fans over the years, they have been visible everywhere. From festivals/lawn fetes to orchestral performances with the BPO, to backyard BBQs for charity, theyve done it all. How'd this love affair with one of the great Canadian bands start and grow eventually to what its become. What message did Gord Downie give Jeremy and how has it stuck with him and a whole lot more. Enjoy this Tragically Hip fans, tell your Hip fan friends about this, and if you havent yet please subscribe.

    Bull in the Basement with 26shirts and Billsmafia founder Del Reid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 40:03

    The Bills superfan series continues. You know about 26shirts. You probably own multiple shirts from them. But do you know how it all started and where the proceeds end up? You're part of the Bills Mafia community. How did that start and get to where its synonymous with everything Bills. National sportscasters and celebs mention Bills fans by it regularly now. Del Reid shares the incredible story of both in our q and a. Please subscribe and share over your socials. Enjoy and thank you!

    Bull in the Basement with Bills superfan Elvis (John Lang)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 21:54

    How did John Lang from Lockport become Elvis and one of Buffalo's superfans? He tells the story of its evolution and describes how many jumpsuits and guitars he's had over the last 30 years. He also shares stories about going to Wyoming to see a Cowboy game, if he's had a John Belushi Animal House moment with his guitar, and where he tailgates and whats essential. You'll also learn an interesting coincidence between he and folding tables. Enjoy and please subscribe!

    Bull in the Basement with NBC Buffalo meteorologist Patrick Hammer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 43:40

    In this episode, we find out the real truth about Patrick's name, how he likes his wings, his guilty musical pleasure, what he actually studied in college and how it is applicable in Buffalo, and of course he'll let you know what to expect for this winter. He is a weatherman so take it with a grain of salt. Thanks for watching! Please subscribe and tell everyone you know about this channel.

    Bull in the Basement with country music soon to be superstar Claudia Hoyser

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 39:53

    A very special Bull in the Basement with my first ever musical guest. She is a WNYer from Fairport, NY and a budding country superstar. She opens for #mirandalambert this Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Claudia Hoyser can sing, songwrite, and strum a guitar. She also hosts her own online shows and has a massive, loyal following. We find out about her music career to date, and I'm sure you'll agree after hearing her perform, she is a future giant in the country music world. She'll perform the title track from her debut album "Red Light's Turning Green". We'll also learn about her gourmet coffee line and her signature whiskey as well. Something for everybody!! Please share and like me, jump on her bandwagon. Enjoy! For audio only, search Bull in the Basement on Spotify. Thx ya'll!! #claudiahoyser

    Bull in the Basement with Bills at Borderland host former Bills kicker Steve Christie

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 38:49

    Its another Bull in the Basement as I'm joined by the guest of honor at Day 2 of Borderland Festival at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora this Sunday, former Bills kicker Steve Christie. Yeah the guy that booted the game winner in the comeback game! He's gonna be leading the charge for all you concert goers Sunday who might want to dabble in the Bills/Miami game too. Bills and Borderland I like the sound of that. In this episode we talk his music preferences, his journey from soccer to football, his non-Bills connection to Sean McDermott, and some of his memories of his 10 years as Buffalo kicker. Check it out. Please share with #billsmafia everywhere. You can subscribe to my Bull in the Basement Youtube channel as well!!

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