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A New York Mets Podcast
31: The Captain Says Goodbye
Sep 30 • 49 min
Just before David Wright played his last game for the Mets Jay and Will sat down to talk about his career and his future. Then it's time to say goodbye to the 2018 Mets and to look forward to next year. It's a long winter. We'll see you on the other side…
30: We Love You John Starks
Sep 8 • 58 min
Why tune in to watch the Mets when they're 14 games out in September? Because it beats no Mets at all. We've loved other teams and left them behind, but will we ever leave the Mets behind?
29: Give and Take or Hello, Dom Must be Going
Aug 26 • 57 min
Just when we had given up, the Mets started playing decent baseball again. Dom Smith gives and Dom Smith takes but it's not his fault: it's just the Mets. Will stands corrected about Zach Wheeler. It's fun to talk about the Mets again.
28: Finding Hope In A Hopeless Season
Aug 12 • 40 min
After a brief delay Jay and Will return to talk about new stops of the Flushing Transit Authority line. The dissapearance of Dom Smith is briefly considered before the guys embark on a psychological experiment to try and salvage the season. This one gets…
27: We’re Doing It For Jake Now
Jul 22 • 56 min
The All Star Break is over. It's Subway Series time and The Mets are inexplicably still playing baseball games. That doesn't mean we can't have some fun speculation about who will be the next Met to pack his bags and what the heck is going through Mickey…
26: Last and Ten
Jul 8 • 54 min
It's July and the Mets season has gone off of the rails. The team is near the basement of the NL East, the GM is on leave and we're thinking about the golden age of HBO original programming.
25: Original Sin
Jun 15 • 43 min
This episode digs deep and covers a lot of history. This one owes a big debt of graditude to the teriffic Good Fundies podcast. Over at Good Fundies they presented a historical look at the many missteps of the Wilpon regime, which serves as the jmping off…
24: Things Are Going ….Not Great
Jun 3 • 55 min
Holy heck it's June already! Time to check in on the Mets and….oh man. Joey Bats is starting in left, this can't be good. In non Mets news, Jay has an exciting project connected to a show you may be watching on Netflix. Find out more at Talk To The…
23: Family Ties
May 21 • 54 min
Jay has been on assignment in New York so Will does the intro on his own and then hands it off to Jay who welcomes two very special guests: HIS MOM AND HIS DAD! Mr. & Mrs. Bushman are longtime Mets fans and this is a delightful conversation that covers…
22: Emergency Matt Harvey Episode
May 5 • 52 min
The Mets did it and the Matt Harvey era comes to a weird and unsatisfying end. Jay and Will are here to take you through what happened and what it all means. There's also some singing.
21: For Good Luck, Head East
Apr 22 • 61 min
Oh boy, this is a daddy sized episode. The Mets have come back down to Earth but is it time to worry? We say no! But there is cause for concern and that concern goes by two names: Matt and Harvey. Is there a catcher in the house? Please report to Sandy…
20: The Mets….are GOOD?
Apr 8 • 53 min
One week into the 2018 season and the podcasting action is as hot as the Mets have been. Jay and Will gush about the Mets hot start. They discuss superstitions and the things we do to keep the amazin' magic alive. Scooter is back sooner than expected. The…
18: We Can Meet Heroes
Mar 25 • 39 min
We're super excited about the season. Jay tries to talk Will out of making another ridiculous prediction and they both talk about Mickey Callaway's impact on the team. Listen to find out who we think the keys victory are for the 2018 Mets. Jay shares a…
17: A New Hope (For The Mets)
Mar 11 • 41 min
The 2018 Mets season is almost here so Jay and Will are back. This is Spring Training, Flushing Transit Authority style. In this episode they talk about what happened last year and what they hope happens this year. Will tells a story and Jay talks about…
16: Don’t Look Back
Sep 30, 2017 • 67 min
Mercifully, the 2017 season comes to an end for the Mets. And the organization returns to traditional form - with backbiting, press leaks and embarrassment. Links:GRILLO-MARXUACH DESIGN BUREAU — Some ways to help your fellow american citizens in…The…
15: Commiserating (with special guest Nicholas Brandt)
Sep 19, 2017 • 26 min
We sent Will out to uncover some more of the AA relief pitchers Sandy Alderson is so fond of. So Nicholas Brandt stops by to talk about how being a Mets fan in Buffalo is not that different from being one in New York City, the importance of grandmothers,…
14: Dog Days of September
Sep 3, 2017 • 46 min
Do we have to talk about the Mets? Will and Jay keep getting sidetracked, talking about the Knicks, the Olympics, and television shows they haven’t seen. But the Mets keep turning up, like the proverbial bad penny. Please donate to the Houston Food Bank:…
FTA Special Bonus Episode: Equal Time with Ally Eastland
Aug 27, 2017 • 25 min
Jay is no longer on assignment but this came up last minute so Will faces off with Ally Eastland, an angry Cards fan looking to defend her team. Will and Ally talk about why someone would like a team that is not the Mets and how to choose a team when…
13: Goodbye Curtis
Aug 21, 2017 • 47 min
Curtis Granderson is an angel sent from heaven and life is meaningless but we soldier on just like The Mets are in this hopeless season. In this episode Jay reveals the nature of his travels. We talk a lot about that other team in NY and a debate erupts…
12: Yells For Ourselves
Aug 13, 2017 • 44 min
To kick off 2017 Subway Series author Matt Callan joins Will to talk about choosing sides in New York. Matt also talks about his upcoming book, Yells For Ourselves which chronicles the dizzying highs and lows of the Mets around the turn of the 21st…
11: George Foster’s Side Hustle
Aug 6, 2017 • 50 min
Lucas Duda and Addison Reed have left while AJ Ramos and Amed Rosario has arrived, but the losing continues, along with a strange lack of corrections and an oddly inappropriate ad sponsor. Links:Why Do We Call Them the 'Dog Days' of Summer?10 Things You…
10: Not Without My Flores
Jul 25, 2017 • 52 min
After a ComiCon mandated delay Jay and Will are back with a post All Star Break Mets hangover and some big ideas about the trade deadline. Jay provides a scene report from San Diego and Will has a controversial plan. The Mets announce a shopper friendly…
9: Store-Bought Crab Cakes
Jul 9, 2017 • 40 min
Did we get fooled into thinking a few days of good play meant the Mets got back into the race? Of course not. But it was a more innocent time, a time when we thought Bartolo might actually come back to the Mets. Links:The Wire Trailer (HBO) - YouTubeThe…
8: Quiet Dignity And Grace
Jun 25, 2017 • 63 min
The truth is undeniable, and WIll and Jay try to pick up the pieces. A sad farewell to Pete Flynn and memories of Banner Day. And what does Han Solo's fate say about the direction of the team?Links:Young Frankenstein: "Quiet dignity and grace"Asked to…
7: Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Jun 10, 2017 • 44 min
Will wants to cut bait on the season, but Jay isn't giving up, especially with the return of Cespedes, Matz and Lugo. An outfielder joins the Clash on stage, Friedman units are discussed, and a new sponsor provides a unique Mets-themed dining experience.…
6: Keep Calm And Carry On
May 29, 2017 • 57 min
Contrary to popular opinion, the season is not over. Though some potential firings and trades are bandied about. There are revelations about old coverups and new educational opportunities. And we wrestle with our inner Randy Quaid.Links:Tweet the Mets:…
5: Hold The Bullpen Door
May 14, 2017 • 42 min
Mets players are falling left and right, and yet the team's been playing well. We speculate irresponsibly about Matt Harvey's psyche. A new woodwind supplier opens in Queens.Links:Mets’ Jay Bruce has developed an attitude that helps him cope | Newsday —…
4: Panic On The Streets Of Flushing
May 1, 2017 • 46 min
Mayday! Mayday! This episode was recorded on Saturday morning — the day before Thor's lat went kablooey. So while there's much discussion of the travesties of the previous weeks, in some ways this is a conversation between innocent lambs who have no idea…
3: Feelings Above Replacement
Apr 16, 2017 • 44 min
Will and Jay review the first two weeks of the season, and a new stat is proposed: Feelings Above Replacement (FAR) measures your emotional judgement of opposing players. Also, a method for turning money into more money is revealed.Links:MLB celebrates…
2: Opening Day
Apr 3, 2017 • 59 min
It's a supersized episode to celebrate the start of the baseball season, full of stories of opening day plots and shenanigans. The proper deployment of Laguardia Airport is discussed, as is the potential canonization of Curtis Granderson. A surprising bit…
1: All Aboard
Mar 18, 2017 • 13 min
In the first episode of Flushing Transit Authority, Jay and Will introduce the podcast and describe what it is — an exploration of the Mets, Mets fandom and the narratives that surrounds sports, and what it's not — a play-by-play of the upcoming season or…