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Required Radio is Hofstra's Podcast Network, with show on a number of topics such as sports, video games, and music. To book interviews or request topics, send us an email at requiredradio@gmail.com.

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    • Sep 10, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 107

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 69:45

    Ryan is rejoined by Tottenham correspondent Eddie Fitz as they discuss all things Spurs, a look at the other top Premier League teams (and Arsenal), a look at potential plans for a World Cup every two years and a quick recap of the USMNT World Cup qualifying so far.

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 106

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 61:44

    Ryan recaps this past weekend's Premier League action, including controversial red cards for Arsenal and Chelsea. There will also be a review of the transfer window and Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United, the final predictions and awards for the Premier League, and a look at the international break and the USMNT's first World Cup qualifying game. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports

    Birds And The Bills Episode 49: The Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 64:25

    On this emotional final episode of The Birds and The Bills, Griffin and Eric discuss the Eagles and Bills off-seasons and give season predictions, as they say goodbye for hopefully just the near future. Thank you to all who listened and supported the podcast!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 105

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 66:46

    Ryan recaps the second weekend of Premier League action, including Romelu Lukaku's return to Chelsea, and gives his reaction to the Champions League group stage draw. There will also be discussions on Mbappe and Ronaldo possibly being on the move and previews/predictions for this weekend's Premier League fixtures. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 69

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 34:56

    Josh and Kayla discuss Henrik Lundqvist's retirement from pro hockey, where the Coyotes will end up next season, and more!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 104

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 60:36

    Ryan recaps the opening weekend of the 2021/22 Premier League season, including Tottenham's impressive victory over Manchester City and Brentford winning their first top-flight game in 74 years. There will also be an update on the transfer window and previews/predictions for this weekend's Premier League action. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 103

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 104:44

    The 2021/22 Premier League season is upon us! Ryan breaks down all 20 teams, their transfer windows so far, and any new managerial changes. Before that, Lionel Messi is no longer a Barcelona player, as Ryan discusses his shock move to Paris Saint-Germain. Plus, previews and predictions are back for the first weekend of Premier League action!

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 68

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 55:51

    Josh and Kayla recap NHL Free Agency and the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft.

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 102

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 65:22

    EURO 2020 comes to a thrilling end, as Ryan recaps Italy's triumph over England on penalties, dishes out awards for the tournament, and discusses Lionel Messi winning his first international trophy and his new contract with Barcelona.

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 67

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 41:31

    Josh and Kayla are back and recap the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, preview the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft, and more!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 55:27

    Ryan recaps the EURO 2020 quarterfinal and semifinal matchups, including Spain's triumph and heartbreak on penalties and England's controversial win over Denmark. There will also be a preview of the final between England and Italy as well as an update on the transfer window.

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 100

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 73:11

    As the show reaches a significant milestone, Ryan looks back at the EURO 2020 group stage and compares his predictions to how it actually turned out. He'll also share his thoughts on the round of 16, Jadon Sancho FINALLY moving to Manchester United, Tottenham FINALLY finding their new manager, and so much more!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 99

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 72:37

    EURO 2020 is officially underway! Ryan recaps the first half of group stage matchups, including hot starts for Italy and Belgium, the "dark horses" Turkey disappointing, and an update on Christian Eriksen. Plus, Sergio Ramos is now leaving Real Madrid while Tottenham struggle to find their new manager.

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 98 - EURO 2020 Preview Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 118:40

    After being delayed for a year, the European Championship is back with a bang! Ryan breaks down all 24 teams to get you ready for the month-long tournament playing in 11 different cities. There will also be a big prediction at the end to to see how the group stages will finish and who wins it all.

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 97

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 53:09

    Ryan recaps the Europa League and Champions League finals, with Villarreal and Chelsea coming out on top, respectively. We'll also have an update on the U.S. men's national team returning to action, the managerial carousel for some of the biggest clubs in European soccer, and a significant change to knockout games in UEFA competitions. All sound used courtesy of CBS Sports Golazo

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 96

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 117:15

    Manchester City correspondent Griffin Schmoyer joins the show to talk about City's upcoming Champions League final showdown with Chelsea, Sergio Aguero's departure, the Premier League season wrapping up, and... Gyasi Zardes?! Tune in to find out why he's mentioned along with our Premier League awards and our team of the season!

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 66

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 44:40

    Josh and Kayla break down all the latest drama of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs and more!

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 65

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 24:21

    Josh and Kayla recap everything you need to know about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, discuss where John Tortorella should go next, John Tavares's injury, and more!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 95

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 83:54

    Ryan recaps Leicester City's first ever FA Cup final victory while also covering all the Premier League action from this past week, including a goalkeeper scoring a game-winner?! Plus, there's previews and predictions for Championship Sunday, the final matchday of Premier League fixtures with European spots on the line. All sound used courtesy of ESPN FC and NBC Sports

    Student Access Services - COVID 19 Special

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 10:01

    Sam Detweiler and Julia Berk sat down with Victoria Simon, a counselor at Hofstra University's Student Access Services. Together, they discuss how the various programs have been fairing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 94

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 73:53

    Ryan recaps another busy weekend in the Premier League, including Manchester City clinching the title, two other teams confirming relegation, and Liverpool getting back in the top 4 race. There will also be previews and predictions for this week's Premier League action and the FA Cup final. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports

    The Birds And The Bills Episode 48

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 76:08

    On this episode of The Birds and The Bills, Griffin and Eric discuss the Eagles and Bills draft hauls, and some of the best picks from across the NFL! Don't forget to follow The Birds and The Bills on Instagram and Twitter @birds_bills_pod and by searching "The Birds and The Bills" on Facebook!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 93

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 65:33

    Ryan recaps this week's biggest stories across European soccer, including Manchester United fans' protest causing their match against Liverpool to be postponed, an all-English Champions League final getting set, and more! All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports and Champions League on CBS Sports

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 64

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 45:52

    Josh and Kayla both attended their first NHL game since the pandemic started this week and reflect on their thoughts of going to an NHL game with limited capacity, dive into all the latest developments with Tom Wilson and the New York Rangers, and more!

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 63

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 27:02

    Josh and Kayla are back after a one-week break to discuss Ryan Miller's retirement announcement, Spencer Knight and Quinton Byfield making their NHL debuts, and more!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 92

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 67:39

    Ryan recaps a jam-packed week of European soccer, including Manchester City's League Cup triumph over Tottenham, Liverpool dropping more points in the Premier League, and the English clubs getting the upper hand in the Champions League semifinals. There will also be news updates from England and abroad as well as the usual previews and predictions for this weekend's Premier League action. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports and Champions League on CBS Sports

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 91

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 64:20

    Tottenham correspondent Eddie Fitz joins the show to talk about the craziest week ever in the world of soccer, including the birth (and quick death) of the European Super League, the new Champions League format, Jose Mourinho getting sacked, and a preview of Sunday's League Cup Final between Spurs and Manchester City.

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 90

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 80:10

    Ryan recaps another action-packed week of Premier League and Champions League soccer , including yet another comeback from Manchester United against Tottenham and Manchester City finally make the UCL semifinals under Pep Guardiola. There will also be previews and predictions for this weekend's Premier League fixtures and the FA Cup semifinals. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports and Champions League on CBS Sports

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast One Year Anniversary Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 83:08


    It's the Hockey Fanatic's 1-year birthday!! Josh and Kayla recap the best moments over the past year and also catch up with Hockey Fanatic guest alumni: Michael Smith, senior editor for the Carolina Hurricanes and Canes.com; Conor Ryan, Bruins beat reporter for the Boston Sports Journal; and Sammy Davis of the Boston Pride.


    The Birds And The Bills Episode 47

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 64:33

    On this episode of The Birds and The Bills, Griffin and Eric discuss the first wave of free agent moves in the NFC, as well as the MAJOR shakeup in the NFL Draft order! Don't forget to follow The Birds and The Bills on Instagram and Twitter @birds_bills_pod and by searching "The Birds and The Bills" on Facebook!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 89

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 63:05

    The Premier League and Champions League have returned after the international break! Ryan recaps all the action, including Manchester City's win over Leicester City and PSG taking down Bayern Munich in a rematch of last season's UCL final. There will also be previews and predictions for this weekend's Premier League fixtures. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports and Champions League on CBS Sports

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 88

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 64:35

    The March international break continues, as Ryan recaps the USMNT's second friendly against Northern Ireland, the under-23 U.S. team failing to qualify for the Olympics, more World Cup qualifying in Europe. There will also be previews and predictions for this week's Premier League and Champions League quarterfinal action.

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 62

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 17:33

    Josh and Kayla break down the latest Buffalo Sabres news, the Rangers continued success against the Flyers, The Eric Staal trade to Montreal, and more!

    The Birds And The Bills Episode 46

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 71:43

    On this episode of The Birds and The Bills, Griffin and Eric discuss the first wave of free agent moves in the AFC! Don't forget to follow The Birds and The Bills on Instagram and Twitter @birds_bills_pod and by searching "The Birds and The Bills" on Facebook!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 87

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 53:07

    Ryan recaps all the action in English soccer before the international break, including Arsenal's comeback against West Ham in the Premier League and Leicester City taking down Manchester United in the FA Cup quarterfinals. He'll also talk about the USMNT's first friendly of the break against Jamaica, World Cup qualifying getting underway in Europe, and more! All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports and The Emirates FA Cup

    Touchdown Talk Episode 55

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 55:28

    Tim and Max are joined by Patriots correspondent Jack McCarthy to discuss New England's flurry of free-agent signings as well as other signings across the NFL.

    Touchdown Talk Episode 54

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 40:13

    Tim and Max discuss the recent quarterback movement across the NFL.

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 61

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 17:03

    Josh and Kayla breakdown all the latest Buffalo Sabres drama, Robin Lehner, Dan Vladar making his NHL debut for the Bruins, the Rangers 9-0 win against Philly, and more!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 86

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 65:42

    Ryan recaps an exciting weekend of Premier League action, including Arsenal's 2-1 win over Tottenham in a thrilling North London Derby, and the rest of the Round of 16 action in the Champions League, as Chelsea stay unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel. We'll take a look at the USMNT roster for their upcoming friendlies, the UCL quarterfinal draw, and break down this weekend's Premier League and FA Cup quarterfinal matchups. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports and Champions League on CBS Sports

    Rx ADHD - 0101

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 14:48

    Welcome to the pilot episode of Rx ADHD. Come learn what this show is about and a little bit about Julia's beginning stages of ADHD self-discovery. She explains the varied meanings of ADHD and much more!

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 60

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2021 68:20

    Josh and Kayla are back with the rinkside reporter for the Carolina Hurricanes, Abby Labar. Plus Josh and Kayla recap all the latest headlines across the NHL!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 85

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 71:12

    Ryan recaps all the Premier League and Champions League action from this past week. This includes Manchester City's 21-game winning streak coming to an end against rivals Man United, Messi and Ronaldo being knocked out of the UCL, and Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe shining once again. There will also be some news from Germany, as well as previews and predictions for this week's Premier League and Champions League fixtures. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports and Champions League on CBS Sports

    The Birds And The Bills Episode 45

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 55:24

    On this episode of The Birds and The Bills, Griffin and Eric talk about the Eagles trade of Carson Wentz, JJ Watt signing with the Cardinals, and review their predictions from the beginning of the season! Don't forget to follow The Birds and The Bills on Instagram and Twitter @birds_bills_pod and by searching "The Birds and The Bills" on Facebook!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 84

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 67:33

    Ryan recaps a busy week in the Premier League, including tons of controversy regarding handball and offside calls through VAR, and the two Merseyside clubs trending in different directions. There will also be previews and predictions for this week's Premier League and Champions League action. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports

    Hard 90 Podcast Episode 56

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 61:11

    Tim and Will discuss the Red Sox through the first week of spring training games and discuss the starts of the Dodgers and the Yankees. Red Sox sideline reporter Jahmai Webster of NESN joins the show to discuss his career, his time at NESN, and the upcoming season.

    Getting To The Root - Girl Scouts of Nassau County

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 47:53

    Alexandra Whitbeck spoke with Rande Bynum, Chief Executive Officer at Girl Scouts of Nassau County about how local Girl Scout troops have adapted and persevered throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from a Girl Scout herself and her mother who volunteers as the troop’s leader on how their cookie sales have shifted due to virtual selling. After, Stephen Lewis, a recently retired dairy farmer, tells the tale of his generational farm. Alexandra speaks with a soy expert and a nutritionalist on this segment that was originally aired on GTTR last season.

    Touchdown Talk Episode 53

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 44:09

    Tim and Max discuss the Carson Wentz trade to Indianapolis and break down trade rumors surrounding Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson. Eagles beat reporter Zach Berman with The Athletic joins the show to analyze the Carson Wentz trade and outline the rest of the offseason for Philadelphia.

    The Hockey Fanatic Podcast Episode 59

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 20:23

    Josh and Kayla recap the NHL Outdoor games at Lake Tahoe, discuss the latest updates on Artemi Panarin, Claude Julien being fired from Montreal, and more!

    A Sucker For Soccer Episode 83

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 58:41

    Ryan recaps the second part of Leg One in the Champions League Round of 16, including Olivier Giroud's outrageous bicycle kick, and more Premier League action, including Everton's first Merseyside Derby win in 10 years. There will also be a discussion on how the UK's new lockdown roadmap impacts soccer fans in England and the previews/predictions for this week's Premier League fixtures. All sound used courtesy of NBC Sports and Champions League on CBS Sports

    Hard 90 Podcast Episode 55

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 45:35

    Tim and Will breakdown the Mariners front office saga, preview Albert Pujols' final season and discuss their favorite headlines from the first week of spring training.

    Getting To The Root - Latinx Journalism and Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 58:55

    On this edition, we introduce you to two creative innovators in their respective fields who released some incredible work last year, one in book form, the other as a musical recording. In the first half of the show, we hear from Veteran Public Radio journalist Maria Martin, the founding executive producer of the NPR show Latino USA, who’ll tell us about her new memoir Crossing Borders, Building Bridges: A Journalists Heart in Latin America. Then, in the second half, we speak to Colombian musician, pianist and arranger Pablo Mayor, whose latest album with the Folklore Urbano Orchestra pays tribute to the great sounds of the Nuyo-Rican Salsa scene that emerged in the 1960 and 70s. The album is called El Barrio Project Salsa, and we give you a taste of it right here…on Getting to the Root. Hosted by Mario A. Murillo.

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