Tom Brady returned to Foxboro and left with a win, but the New England Patriots and Mac Jones played well. Do you feel better about the Pats despite their 1-3 record? How 'bout those Boston Red Sox? They beat the Yankees in the wild card game, but do they stand a chance against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS? Finally, should Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer be fired for his "dancing" indiscretion? Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC Well drilling. Well service. Water treatment. Geothermal. Everything water.
Lobel, Lynchie and Hank were thrilled to welcome best selling author, Jeff Benedict, back to the podcast for his second visit. Jeff wrote the definitive tome on the New England Patriots, "The Dynasty", giving readers an inside look at the inner workings of the six time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Jeff interviewed Tom Brady, Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick, and offers never before heard inside stories of the greatest professional sports team since the year 2000. In today's podcast, the guys talk to Jeff about what to expect this week in the lead up to Tom Brady's return to Gillette Stadium for the first time as a member of the Tampa Buccaneers. They talked about Brady's relationship with Bob Kraft, how Kraft handled Brady's departure and what this week means for Bill Belichick's legacy. This is a riveting show with one of the most insightful authors in sports. @OurBestFoods #OurBestBurgers @Skilllingsandsons Well drilling. Well service. Water treatment. Geothermal. Everything water.
So, Mac Jones got his first win! How much does it mean since it is against the Jets? The Red Sox are on fire heading into their weekend series with the Yankees and the Sox are wearing their "City Connect" yellow and blue jerseys because of their seven game winning streak? What do you think? The US faces Europe in the Ryder Cup this weekend. Will you be watching? The Bruins kick off training camp in their quest for Lord Stanley's Cup. Can they win?Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC Well drilling. Well Service. Water treatment. Geothermal. Everything water.
I have something a little different here for Episode 56. In September of 1996, WBZ was celebrating their 75th Anniversary. The following are two segments from David Brudnoy’s show on September 19th, 1996. After a retrospective open, David (who I will refer to here as ‘Bruds’ so as to keep the Dave/David name count manageable) joins us with his special guest, Dave Maynard. There’s talk of Dave’s career with Bruds making all sorts of jokes about his age. Bruds shares a story about listening to WBZ on a drive down to Texas. Together they take many calls from listeners that share all sorts of memories. Larry who recalls a very tense call Dave took when he was on the overnights. Andy from Lynn asking about some former ‘BZ personalities Barbara with a quick memory Frank calling back due to a threat Brian with a heartwarming story Wolfie being Wolfie Pat from Waltham with some early recollections of Dave Mayor Tom Menino – will he get in the dunk tank at the Farm Stand? Mark who’s a new listener Claire in RI who asks about a mysterious caller George who has a bone to pick Marie who simply believes Dave Maynard is perfect The tape then jumps to the next segment. David’s guest former WBZ producer and host, Kenny ‘Muck’ Meyer. We learn of his wide-ranging career at the station. From working with Larry Glick to having his own show. Ken also gives his thought on the state of radio at the time. Bruds gives Norm some props! They take some calls starting with Mark who asks how Ken got his nickname ‘Muck.’ Leon from NY talks about a local radio poll Paul in Milton asking about a special broadcast Louise in Framingham who’s not happy about all the sports on WBZ at the time. Bruds tells us the reason why. A ‘why’ that wouldn’t happen for another 13 years. It was excellent to hear the two Dave’s in great voice once again. Email the show email@example.com
Hello, Austria! Thank you for joining us here in leaving the world a little sillier. Today’s episode hails from September 17th, 1995. I have titled it: The Night of Tertiary Talk! We begin with a Jack Harte traffic report. Then Norm talks about his rather busy day. He got off the air and went over to the WBZ Farm Stand. Later that day, before he came back to work the overnight, he attended an event at the Hatch Shell: A Swing Celebration in honor of Ballroom Dancing Week! And later we learn that the next day he and I were going to be doing a show. Norm used to go around to senior centers, private meetings and other places and talk about Old Time Radio. Arthur Levine booked the gigs. Ed Mullen, of Swell Music Quiz fame and fortune, used to do the set up and produce them. When he moved on, Norm asked me, and we worked together on that until his passing. It consisted of playing cuts from classic radio broadcasts and commercials, plus a world renown demonstration by Norm and I on sound effects…and talking about all of it with the audiences. The procession of callers are as follows: BILLY CLYDE! I was so thrilled to find this tape with Billy on it. He was a popular caller on the Larry Glick Show and famous for, among other thing, a story he told about an orangutan. He and Larry were laughing uncontrollably. It was so popular that other callers would request to hear it again. I have not come across it here as of yet but I’m sure SOME body has a copy and if I get the chance I will definitely share it! He loved Norm too and they talk about jazz. The tape cuts out and returns with Billy again. He starts the ‘tertiary roads’ discussion that dominates the episode! The bonus is we get to hear that great Billy Clyde laugh! They move on to talking about some radio personalities and Norm gives us some fun insight. Just an all-around super moment from Norm’s Show. We hear from Mel who references Billy Clyde and talks more jazz with Norm. Then we have a brief call from Diane who will be attending the Old Time Radio show we would be doing later that day. There’s a bizarre call from someone going by the name of Carmine. Tertiary Talk carries on with Jane from Woodstock, CT. She also discusses the Brimfield Antique Show. She happens to be a dealer in antique electrical goods! Providence, RI chimes in with their ‘tertiary sewage treatment.’ Then we cut to the close of a Dumb Birthday Game. Players were Reed, Marge, Margaret, Ken in traffic and Patrick Murray who was producing and in studio. Before Norm lets Patrick go we discover that someone has parked a moped IN the mailroom at WBZ! We return to calls: A listener talks all about their love affair with the Corvette. Pam from Saugus asks Norm about the Lynn Item newspaper and Norm tells of his losing battle with a vending machine. We close with Irene from Dayton, OH looking for the answer to trivia question she heard on Bob Raleigh’s show. Stick around because Norm leafs through his leather-bound tombs of useless info to help her out.
A bit of a controversial show this week as Bob Lobel Mike Lynch WCVB and Hank Morse grade New England Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones' NFL debut in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Dolphins. ONE of the three is a pretty harsh critic. Who do you think it was? The gentleman from Apple Creek, OH? The Harvard grad? Or the chubby guy from Medford?Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC Well drilling. Well service. Water treatment. Geothermal. Everything water.
GBH News reporter Adam Reilly welcomes local political experts who are closely watching Boston's mayoral race to see which of the five candidates will face each other in the race to the November elections, in a live event taped on the eve of the election. GBH News City Hall reporter Saraya Wintersmith and WBZ political commentator Jon Keller lead the way with their reporting and historical context. Pollster Steve Koczela points out interesting data points in the race, and finally UMass political scientist Erin O'Brien meets up with Jax Van Zandt, host of the show Politics and Prosecco, to talk about the significance of the race to women and particularly women of color.
A while back I said we were approaching 10k views slash listens across all platforms. Well, we skipped right by that like an AM radio wave bouncing off the cloud cover and have now surpassed 12K! Thank you just so darn much. Keep liking and subscribing and sharing Norm Nathan’s Vault of Silliness so we can continue to spread the hilarity and leave this world a little sillier than we found it. We certainly need more of that these days! Second note on the agenda: I have occasionally put up two episodes in one week. The regular Friday and then an extra Saturday cast. I noticed that one of the two would never garner as many listens as if they got lost in the weekend shuffle of life. If you think you may have missed one, go on back and check them out. The last time was back in May. I will stick with the single episode a week so as not to have any of you lose out on the funny. Final item: Some of these, like today’s episode, are culled from multiple tapes. Various adjustments have to be made on the fly. Sometimes I have to listen multiple times for note taking and quality control. Though most are remarkably well kept, it’s not all plug and play when a tape is 30 years old. I’ve had to disassemble a cassette to splice a broken tape back together. Today’s episode is an excellent example of that. I have titled it: Quizzes, Advice, Fantasies and Bonus Content! And we begin with the Bonus Content! The cassette is dated September 1990. I was filling in for producer Bill Flaherty on Tom Bergeron’s show. Yep, the same Tom Bergeron who hosted 'People Are Talking' on WBZ-TV. He did some network TV later in his career, but I it didn’t amount to much. I believe it was Hollywood Stars and Dancing with the Squares. Yeah, that’s it! Anyway, the piece here is a brief conversation to kick off the early morning drive show. Much too early for me as you will learn. Then we move to this forgotten radio moment: My WBZ Radio soap opera debut in “One Star General Hospital.” It was a feature that was part of Dr. Howard Smith’s Show that also starred another WBZ producer at the time, Alicia Lancaster. It’s a silly script that was written around a wacky but true medical story. That segment closes with some brief medical talk regarding a caller’s condition. You’ll have a ball with that one. Now on to Norm! On Septempber 23, 1990, Norm and I gave sage advice to a caller, Meagan, regarding her young dog who’s chewing up everything. Dog owners…you won’t want to miss this. Next, we sail to sometime on Columbus Day Weekend 1990. Norm indulges us in one of his fantasies. We get a wild, rock n’ roll, Accuweather forecast from Uncle Norm as he and one of our ladies, Gusty Breeze, dance up a storm. Listen closely as, off mic, Norm is really laughing and trying to gain his composure. Then we hear an overall serious call from George in Quebec but he has some really nice things to say about Norm and I. And for our last chapter we get a firm date of October 7th, 1990. This is from the tape I performed surgery on. It was already in rough shape as the audio, at the start, is pitched up to helium sucking levels for just under 3 minutes. It then begins to moderate. I thought about trying to correct it but figured, what the heck! I give Norm a quiz on horses. And now for the big surprise…The Vault of Silliness bestowed upon us, what I believe could very well be, the Birth of the Dumb Birthday Game! Norm just mentions people who were born on October 7th and while in the control room, I just start guessing ages and give them to him over the
We are less than a week away from Mac Jones' first NFL start. Anyone else glad the Patriots didn't give Cam Newton that contract extension everyone was clamoring to give him after three games last year? HOW are the Red Sox still in the playoff hunt? Their wild card lead has GROWN this week with a bunch of guys we've never heard of in the lineup. WOW!The guys go out on a limb with their weekly NFL picks. Not very scientific and no graphics! Lynchie has a great story about how the Saints ended up scheduling their season opener in Jacksonville because of the after affects of Hurricane Ida. Bob Lobel gave Hank one of the funniest beat downs you'll ever see. Laugh out loud funny! Mike Lynch WCVB was more subtle in dismissing Hank's Patriots observations. Hank gets that treatment from his wife, so it's nothing new! (Pretty astute observation on Hank's part.) BTW....Hi, it's Hank. I write these blurbs! :):) Our Best Foods #ourbestburgers Skillings & Sons, LLC Well drilling. Well service. Water treatment. Geothermal. Everything water!
The Patriots shocked the sports world and the NFL by cutting QB Cam Newton and named rookie Mac Jones as their starter! Do you think it's the right move? Was the "Covid misunderstanding" last week the final straw? Mike Lynch WCVB has said all along he thought Mac was going to be the guy and Bob Lobel thought Mac would be the starter by week 4 against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers! Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC Well drilling. Well service. Water Treatment. Geothermal. Everything water!
Are the Patriots covering for Cam Newton? Do you really think he was going for a medical appointment outside of New England? Are you disappointed with the so called "misunderstanding"? Hard to believe that's the way it all went down. Now we know he is unvaccinated! What about the Celtics retiring Kevin Garnett's number 5? Is he deserving?Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC Well Drilling, Well Service, Water Treatment, Geothermal.
On the 50th anniversary of the New England Patriots playing in Foxboro, former Patriots' General Manager, Upton Bell, joined Bob Lobel Mike Lynch WCVB and Hank Morse to talk about that first year at then Schaefer Stadium. From the traffic jams and the overflowing toilets, Upton tells great stories about the Patriots beginning in Foxboro! Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC
The Mac Jones vs. Cam Newton debate just got ratcheted up a few notches after the Patriots' win over Washington, 22-13, last night at Gillette Stadium. Do you think Mac is the front runner to start at QB or is Bill Belichick totally committed to Newton? Were you impressed with the new look Pats? What about the faltering Red Sox, who continue to wilt in the summer heat. Are they cooked? Can they still win a wild card berth? Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC
Morgan White Jr. Fills In On NightSide with Dan Rea:The countdown to 100 has begun as WBZ NewsRadio approaches its 100th Anniversary. On September 19, 2021, one of America's oldest radio stations will celebrate 100 years of serving the public. As one of the first radio stations to receive a commercial broadcasting license, WBZ remains one of Boston's most trusted sources for news and information. Former WBZ Radio Personality Tom Kennedy joins Morgan to chat about his days on the air and how WBZ continues to serve the community.
Happy Birthday to Tom Brady! Is TB12's return to Foxboro in October the toughest regular season ticket of all time? Congratulations to the Peabody West Little League All Stars who won the state championship! Lobel, Lynchie and Hank talk about their, so-called, baseball glory days! Watching the Olympics? No? Why? More college athletes are taking advantage of new "name and likeness" opportunities. Some stunning news about a high school quarterback from Texas! @Ourbestfoods #OurBestBurgers @SkillingsandSons #SkillingsandSons
Todd Mead grew up in Raynham and is starting a food truck in Colorado, so he got the ten best bar pizza places on the South Shore and ranked them. WBZ's Matt Shearer reports:
The Boston Red Sox have been an absolute surprise this summer and the guys say "We were wrong about the Sox!" Can the Red Sox keep it up? Happy Birthday to Robert Kraft, who turned 80! Was he as big part of the New England Patriots success as Brady and Belichick? Bob Lobel and Mike Lynch WCVB discuss what will happen to Belichick when Jonathan Kraft takes over the team! Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC
The mushrooms, which contain the psychoactive compound Psilocybin, have already been decriminalized in places like Cambridge, Somerville and Northampton. A local group says the mushrooms could help with depression.WBZ's Carl Stevens reports:
Those who are entered in the state's VaxMillions Giveaway vaccine lottery face far better odds than playing a traditional lottery, based on the amount of people who are entered.WBZ's Shari Small reports:
The Vault of Silliness has produced a tape labeled July 20th and 21st , 1996, though it was ‘Friday night,’ Norm was on at midnight so it’s Saturday morning the 21st. Now that I’ve bored you with that info let’s move on. I’ll call this episode, “Talk and Callers.” I found this a great example of a ‘regular’ Norm Show. No Dumb Birthday Game. Just talk and callers. Tom Howie is producing. We begin with Norm and I hanging out and talking about the 100th Anniversary of Revere Beach – The Nation’s First Public Beach. There are references to the first guest, Edward Maeder, who was the Director of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. The show comes full circle at the end when a caller talks about the guest as well. Unfortunately, the interview was not included here. Darn it! This is one of those times (and there’ll be many more) where I wish I had access to the WBZ logger tapes to comb through them and extract these interviews. Somehow, talk of Revere Beach and shoes leads to stand-up comedy and particularly a comedian whom Norm really enjoyed, the late Richard Jeni. Then we move on to water quality and back to Revere Beach where Norm recalls, with great detail, a life-changing experience he had there. You won’t want to miss that. Then we move on to Ruth (“Dave Maynard’s Ruth’). She and Norm discuss a variety of topics including the WBZ Farmstand, which was being held a week later than usual due to the party being planned for WBZ’s 75th Anniversary. And Norm discloses his secret energy booster he used in his boxing days that prepared him for 15 rounds of heavyweight battle. We also learn that for all the traveling Dave Maynard would do and advertise Norm Nathan, that’s right – Norm Nathan was heading up a cruise to Bermuda! Stay tuned to hear the commercial promo for that later in the program. Bob in Pennsylvania talks road construction history. We have a caller who’s owned a barbershop for 32 years in downtown Boston. The tape then moves to side B and later in the morning. The exuberant David from Weymouth with a great story. Lisa who’s interested and frustrated by computers. Norm tells a sweet story about visiting Italy. Anne from Lowell sings a song. Norm does some on-air editing of two news briefs. And Norm’s new best friend, Tom, wraps up the night with fun call. We close with a little news from Bill Lawrence on the ’96 Olympics. Commercials featured: WBZ Traffic on the 3’s Promo Lippincott Dental with a weird offer Majesty Cruise Lines and their Jazz and Blues Cruise to Bermuda with Norm! A TV Guide subscription spot with a bonus gift that may be too had to pass up! And speaking of passing…a commercial for the Cremation Society of Massachusetts. Did I make an ash of myself with that joke? Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that broadcasting is for casual, silly people and Norm is a very serious person who should not be in broadcasting. Thank you. Email the show firstname.lastname@example.org Castos https://norm-nathans-vault-of-silliness.castos.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/norm-nathans-vault-of-silliness/id1539251258 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/74Z2CAH
WBZ NewsRadio told you about how some Mass. gig workers were hit with surprise bills after collecting pandemic unemployment. Two unemployment lawyers say, there's a way out. WBZ's Karyn Regal reports:
The couple said they were targeted by Ebay employees, receiving things like a funeral wreath and a bloody pig's head mask in the mail, and being followed around by a black van. Now they're suing Ebay in federal court. WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe reports:
Massachusetts recently sent out red tide warnings that suspended shellfishing for huge portions of the state's coastline. Does that mean it's still safe to swim in the water? WBZ's Karyn Regal has the answer:
Bob Lobel, Mike Lynch WCVB and Hank Morse talk about big moments they covered, but actually missed seeing! Should the Olympic games be taking place? Do you think the Patriots will honor Tom Brady when he returns to Gillette Stadium with Tampa Bay on October 3rd? Our Best Foods #OurBestBurgers Skillings & Sons, LLC
300 pages of new documents released by the FBI detail a horserace-fixing case that notorious Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was involved in, among other things.WBZ's Shari Small reports:
Jennifer Curtis, the Executive Director of South Shore Stars, talks with Nichole about the work the organization has done for decades to provide children with educational and youth development opportunities. They support kids of all ages around the South Shore, from birth through high school! Deborah Re, the CEO/President of Big Sister of Greater Boston, joins the show with Melissa Steffy and Seeraj Fayez of Herb Chambers BMW and Mini of Boston to talk about their 33rd Annual Car Raffle. This is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for Big Sister, and Deb has details on how big of an impact it makes in their efforts to help connect girls with mentors and develop life-long relationships. WBZ's Drew Moholland speaks with Professor Juliet Schor at Boston College about the idea of a four-day work week taking root here in the United States.
What is the greatest Boston sports video highlight in memory? Bobby Orr flying through the air? Flutie's "Miracle in Miami?" Carlton Fisk waving the ball foul? Bob Lobel Mike Lynch WCVB and Hank Morse pick their favorites! Did you watch the MLB All Star game? Hank is still angry about the penalty kicks that decided the Italy-England soccer game for the Euro 2021 championship! Maybe he just needs some Our Best Foods #ourbestmeatballs!!! www.skillingsandsons.com
Paul Nesbit, who owns a retail apparel store in Provincetown, said stressed supply chains have made it a struggle to get enough of his products to customers. WBZ's Chris Fama reports:
Residents of a condo building in North Andover are shaken up after the hate letter - which contained swastikas and a death threat - was dropped inside their front door Monday morning. WBZ's James Rojas reports:
Bob Lobel Mike Lynch WCVB and Hank Morse talk to author, talent agent and former ESPN and Fox sports producer Mike Isenberg about his new book with Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell, "If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Celtics: Stories From The Boston Celtics Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box". Mike was also an intern for Lobel and Mike Lynch refereed his final high school basketball game!https://www.facebook.com/mike.isenberg.77Our Best Foods Skillings & Sons, LLC#ourbestmeatballs