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December, 2016


Pun-demic! Gersh, Vince, and Donny Levit discuss the use (or overuse) of plays on words!

Podcast: It’s the most pun-derful time of the year! Comments (2)

Sal Albanese: Our mayor is corrupt

Podcast: The just-announced mayoral candidate from Bay Ridge says our present mayor has to go — and he’s the one to replace him. That plus Lenore Skenazy, whose last name rhymes with “crazy,” and Daily News investigative reporter Greg B. Smith on today’s edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio! Comments (7)

Learn why you should never date a comedian on this week’s Brooklyn Paper Radio!

Podcast: Plus: a scintillating story about garbage! Comment

A very special Brooklyn Paper Radio: Gersh breaks up — and breaks down

Podcast: On this week’s edition, a revolving door of “experts” coach Gersh on how to love — and be loved. Comments (1)

November, 2016


Tony Danza talks Trump, scorced earth, and living the single life in the city!

Podcast: The telelvision star came on to promote his show at Brooklyn College this weekend, but he talked about so much more! Comments (1)

Crooner Patrizio Buanne talks to Gersh and Vince about Trump and God

Podcast: Oh, he also mentioned orgasms! Comments (5)

Pot roast! Weed evangelist Joe Dolce laughs it up with Gersh and Vince on BPR!

Podcast: Also on the show is Frederick Douglass evangelist Ted Hamm — who once edited the Brooklyn Rail! Comment

Legendary NY1 anchorman Pat Kiernan and poet Sharon Mesmer join Gersh and Vince on Brooklyn Paper Radio

Podcast: From “In the Papers” to on our radio show! Comments (2)

October, 2016


Dildo on the field! Gersh and Vince talk sex toys with Babeland’s Claire Cavanah

Podcast: We’re guessing this will be our most-listened-to podcast ever! Comments (3)

Alamo Drafthouse’s screen queen: ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ stinks!

Podcast: Learn everything you need to know about the new Alamo Drafthouse as Cristina Cacioppo, the programmer at the soon-to-open dinner-and-a-movie house in America’s Downtown, breaks down her favorite movies of all time — including “Babe: Pig in the City” and “Ishtar,” but nixes one of the most important Stephen King novella-turned-movies of our generation! Comment

Brooklyn Paper Radio interviews a cyclist who was run over by a truck!

Podcast: Katie McKenna, author of the memoir “How to Get Run Over by a Truck,” joins Gersh and Vince to talk about, well, getting run over by an 18-wheeler. All the while, Adam Goodstein and Andrew Lurie of the Brooklyn Wine Company serve up some Brookyn-Island made vintages. Comments (5)

Haven’t heard Brooklyn Paper Radio? Now’s your chance.

Podcast: Look, it’s Saturday morning, and that’s the perfect time to listen to Brookyn Paper Radio for the first time. Enjoy! Comment

September, 2016


Gridlock Sam on Brooklyn Paper Radio: Driverless cars are our terrifying future!

Podcast: This week on Brooklyn Paper Radio, the transit guru predicts the future of transportation — and it doesn’t look good. Or does it? (No). Comments (6)

It’s an Oktoberfest on Brooklyn Paper Radio!

Podcast: Do the owners of two of Brooklyn’s most renowned breweries drink Budweiser? Find out on this week’s Brooklyn Paper Radio! Comments (2)

Cyclones skipper Gamboa: ‘Tim Tebow doesn’t have a shot — and I’m writing a book!’

Podcast: From friendly confines of MCU Park to a bookstore near you! Comments (5)

Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa talks Tebow today on Brooklyn Paper Radio!

Podcast: Find out what the out-going skipper, who never minces words, thinks about the former NFL quaterback’s chances of making the Cyclones — and the Mets! Comment

Park Slope Parents’ Susan Fox talks schools on Brooklyn Paper Radio

Podcast: Listen today as Susan Fox from Park Slope Parents talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the first day of school! Comment

Editor’s son to Editor: Your Brooklyn Paper Logo stinks!

Podcast: It was son vs. father on Brooklyn Paper Radio in this clip, in which Editor Vince DiMiceli’s progeny demanded The Brooklyn Paper go back to its old, unfunny logo, Comment

Community Board 6 district manager Craig Hammerman joins Gersh and Vince on Brooklyn Paper Radio!

Podcast: Together, they talk dirt on Halleck Street! Comments (2)

August, 2016


Gersh, Vince, and state Sen. Daniel Squadron jump into a discussion about the soon-to-go-away Brooklyn Bridge Park pop-up pool

Podcast: It’s another exciting edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio! Comments (1)

Bike psych! Transportation Alternatives’ Paul Steely White: NYPD must treat traffic crimes as seriously as rape

Podcast: It’s time for the police to do its job, says the pro-bike activist. Comments (53)

Today! Listen to Brooklyn Paper Radio with or without Gersh!

Podcast: It’s up to you, and we’ll check the numbers to see if we should bring him back. Comment

July, 2016


Radio edit! Gersh Kuntzman demands funds for ‘Murder at the Food Coop’

Podcast: Vacationing co-host Gersh Kuntzman again burst into the studio and implored listeners invest in his fledgling comedy. Comment

Sarsour on Radio: An Arab American will run for open Bay Ridge Council seat!

Bay Ridge: The self-proclaimed controversial head of the Arab American Association of New York told hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli that 2017 is going to be an exciting year. Comments (31)

Here’s our interview with Linda Sarsour

Podcast: Here’s our interview with Linda Sarsour. Comment

Vince and Gersh talk Cyclones baseball!

Podcast: Hear the call of the triple play on July 10. Comment

Dice’s sound advice: Don’t take a 9-year-old to my Coney Island show

Podcast: The legendary Brooklyn-born comedian and self-proclaimed “great dad” gave parenting advice to hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli — and promoted his show in Coney Island July 30 — on the latest edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comments (5)

June, 2016


Cyclones skipper: We will right this ship

Podcast: Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Tom “The Gamboa Constrictor” Gamboa said new blood is going to energize his slumping team. That and much more on Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comment

Zigun: ‘I’d let Budweiser sponsor Mermaid Parade’

Podcast: The sideshow impresario told Brooklyn Paper Radio he would gladly abide if the the vanilla beer giant sponsored his annual carnival of weird, because it has gotten too big for arts group Coney Island USA to back. Comment

What’s the greatest song Counting Crows has ever written?

Podcast: Here’s a hint: It’s not “Mr Jones.” Not according to lead singer Adam Durwitz, anyway. Comments (2)

Here’s our interview with Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

Podcast: Don’t have time to listen to the whole show? Here’s a clip of Gersh and Vince talking with Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. Comment

Here’s our interview with Joshua Fischer, author of ‘Meet the Regulars’

Podcast: Take a listen to our interview with Joshua Fischer! Comment

Verrazzano vs. Verrazano: Brookyn Paper Radio hashes it out!

Podcast: This week, the boys look into why it has taken so long for residents to demand the Metropolitan Transportation Authority correctly spell the word named of a famed Italian explorer. Comments (4)

Ophira Eisenberg talks radio, sex, and Women of Distinction

Podcast: The host of NPR’s “Ask Me Another” joined Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli on Brooklyn Paper Radio on Thursday. Comment

May, 2016


Downtown pol supports plan for safer Jay Street — and ‘Murder at the Food Coop’!

Podcast: Councilman Steve Levin told Gersh and Vince on Brooklyn Paper Radio that Jay Street is in dire need of an overhaul that will make it more bikable for Brooklynites. And he also said he looks forward to Gersh’s new play, “Murder at the Food Coop.” Comments (8)

Brad Lander has strong words for MTA’s F Express plan

Podcast: The Park Slope councilman joined Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli on Brooklyn Paper Radio to talk about his hatred of a new plan to speed up communtes for subway riders down south. Comments (12)

Election shocker: Weiner to vote for Hillary

Podcast: The former congressman spoke about that and other things with Gersh and Vince on Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comments (5)

Brooklyn Paper Radio moving to a new day and time!

Podcast: Want to hear Brooklyn Paper Radio live? You need to tune in on Thursday at 4:45! Comment

April, 2016

Brooklyn Paper Radio taking its show on the road!

Podcast: Monday’s podcast to be delivered live from Atlas Steakhouse in Ditmas Park, and you’re invited! Comments (1)

Brooklyn literally secedes in new webcomic series by Comic artist Dean Haspiel

Podcast: Finally, the boys talk about fixing the Mistake of ’98! Comments (6)

This year’s winner at CitiField? Papa Rossa pizza!

Podcast: On our baseball preview show, the boys tasted pizza! Comments (3)

The Morning Papers

Podcast: Here’s the last half hour of our April 5 show! Comment

John Karangis

Podcast: Here’s the first half hour of our April 5 show! Comment

March, 2016


Dire straits! Gridlock Sam tells Brooklyn Paper Radio the BQE is an accident waiting to happen!

Podcast: The traffic and transit specialist repeated his claim that the situation beneath the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a dire one. That plus Sarah Metz on this edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio! Comments (12)

Our interview with Sam Schwartz

Podcast: Here’s our interview with Gridlock Sam! Comment

Our interview with Sara Metz!

Podcast: Here’s our interview with Sara Metz! Comment

Hear our interview with Carlos Santana

Podcast: Yes, that Carlos Santana. Comment

Mike McLaughlin joins Vince and Gersh

Podcast: In this clip, the boys talk with former Brooklyn Paper reporter and columnist Mike McLaughlin, whose “Search” for a wife and a home has finally come to an end — in Los Angeles! Comment

Getting folky with Feral Foster

Podcast: Gersh and Vince talk Brooklyn Folk Festival with Feral Foster, who also sings a few tunes. Comment

Carlos Santana to Brooklyn Paper: Let your power flow!

Podcast: Legendary musician Carlos Santana joined the Brooklyn Paper Radio team and taught hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli valuable life lessons. Comments (5)

Gersh’s mouth roars — and now he owes a young Brooklyn filmmaker 300 bucks!

Podcast: It has it all! Newbie filmmakers! Lauren Gill! And solitaire! Comments (1)

CLIP: Lauren Gill and Danielle Furfaro talk about a new subway entrance Downtown

Podcast: Don’t have time to hear the whole show? Here’s a short clip you’ll love. Comment

CLIP: Adonis Williams considers us for a part in his movie — and earns $600!

Podcast: Don’t have time to hear the whole show? Here’s a short clip you’ll love. Comment

CLIP: Allegra Hobbs talks about allowing offices in business districts

Podcast: Don’t have time to hear the whole show? Here’s a short clip you’ll love. Comment

Lander: I never did LSD, and I have questions about the Mayor’s trolley

Podcast: Councilman Brad Lander joined Gersh and Vince to talk about the mayor’s controversial plan to bring a trolley to the Brooklyn waterfront, a plan to construct apartments on the site of Park Slope’s beloved Fifth Avenue Key Food, and, of course, LSD. Comments (6)

February, 2016


Borough President Adams on mayor’s trolley: ‘Devil’ is in the ‘details’

Podcast: The Beep isn’t ready to be a rubber stamp for Mayor DeBlasio’s $2.5 BILLION streetcar. Comments (8)

The Best of Brooklyn Paper Radio

Podcast: What kind or radio show has a “best of” broadcast after just two months on the air? Brooklyn Paper Radio, that’s who. Comment

Listen: Gersh rips into DeBlasio’s streetcar plan

Podcast: Who doesn’t love streetcars? Gersh Kuntzman, that’s who. Comments (6)

Listen: The five worst Brooklyn dates

Podcast: Brokelyn’s Margaret Bortner joined Gersh and Vince on this week’s podcast. Comment

January, 2016


Listen: Gersh rips into more dead stars

Podcast: How bad was Alan Rickman? Worst actor of his generation, says the most-hated man in America, Gersh Kuntzman. That plus a chat with Brooklyn Paper Radio’s one-man God Squad, Rev. Daniel Meeter and Dick Zigun, the mayor of Coney Island, on this week’s edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comments (4)

Listen: Union rep says Sweet’N Low closure a real estate boondoggle

Podcast: Take a listen to another exciting, MLK-Day edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio now! Comments (3)

Heights councilman: Bloomberg to blame for city’s homeless crisis

Podcast: It all came down on another edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio! Comments (22)

Listen: Hey Mel Brooks! We need your help!

Podcast: Our Brooklyn Paper Radio team wants something out of Mel Brooks before it is too late! Comments (1)

Dive in to Brooklyn Paper Radio!

Podcast: This week, Christopher Swain — the only man with enough guts to swim the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek — tells us what its like to be the only mammal to ever survive a dunk in both. Comments (1)

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