Boston Behind the Scenes

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Boston Behind the Scenes is a critically-acclaimed podcast that looks at the people and places that make Boston the unique city that it is. Through interviews with prominent (and not-so-prominent) Bostonians, this show will bring you inside the lives of the people who make this city tick. Whether you're a tourist, have just moved to Boston, or are a life-long resident, Boston Behind the Scenes has a story for you!

Volvo Ocean Race May 14, 2009

Today I want to bring you down to Fan Pier to talk to the man in charge of Boston's Volvo Ocean Race stopover. You've probably seen ads for the Volvo Ocean Race -- or at least for the Puma boat or Puma City. Boston is the sixth stop of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, known as [...]

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Volvo Ocean Race May 14, 2009
Today I want to bring you down to Fan Pier to talk to the man in charge of Boston’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover. You’ve probably seen ads for the Volvo Ocean Race — or at least for the Puma boat or Puma City. Boston is the sixth stop of the …
Sidewalk Sam April 16, 2009
This episode's guest is a man who brings a lot of happiness to Boston: the artist known to everyone around here as Sidewalk Sam. "Sidewalk" -- ...
Sidewalk Sam April 16, 2009
This episode’s guest is a man who brings a lot of happiness to Boston: the artist known to everyone around here as Sidewalk Sam. “Sidewalk” — “Sam” seems to be his alter-ego’s last name — was trained as a fine artist at Boston College and Boston University. He then went …
MIT Museum Dec. 29, 2008
Recently, I talked to a person whose job has him hanging out with robots, looking at holograms, and sifting through the "attic" of one of ...
MIT Museum Dec. 29, 2008
Recently, I talked to a person whose job has him hanging out with robots, looking at holograms, and sifting through the “attic” of one of the most prestigious universities in the world. John Durrant is the director of the MIT Museum, a place tasked with taking all of MIT’s history …
On this show I'll take you to what may be the most respected newspaper in Boston. And no, it probably isn't the one you just ...
On this show I’ll take you to what may be the most respected newspaper in Boston. And no, it probably isn’t the one you just thought of. If someone asks you “Did you see the front page of the paper today?”, if you’re in Boston, your mind immediately goes to …
Waterfire Aug. 19, 2008
This time, I'm going to introduce you to the creator of an art installation, a street festival, a musical event, a tourist attraction, and a ...
Waterfire Aug. 19, 2008
This time, I’m going to introduce you to the creator of an art installation, a street festival, a musical event, a tourist attraction, and a giant party that all happen at the same time throughout the summer and fall in Providence, Rhode Island: Waterfire. Waterfire started as a one-time event …
Boston Pedicab Oct. 9, 2007
On today's show I'll talk to a driver -- or I guess I should say rider -- for Boston's most unusual taxicab company, Boston Pedicab. ...
Boston Pedicab Oct. 9, 2007
On today’s show I’ll talk to a driver — or I guess I should say rider — for Boston’s most unusual taxicab company, Boston Pedicab. I found my guest at the AltWheels Festival last weekend, where he sat among million-dollar hydrogen-powered cars and hi-tech hybrids on the simplest (and probably …
Spare Change News Sept. 25, 2007
For this episode, I took a good look at something many of us find ourselves pointedly avoiding: Spare Change News, a newspaper sold - and ...
Spare Change News Sept. 25, 2007
For this episode, I took a good look at something many of us find ourselves pointedly avoiding: Spare Change News, a newspaper sold - and written - by Boston’s homeless. Of course, Spare Change News doesn’t just help the homeless; the vendors may have a place to live (and even …
T.J. Scallywaggle’s Sept. 11, 2007
For this week's show I went out for pizza -- and came back with a meat-less, cheese-less pie that's pretty close to the real thing. T.J. ...
T.J. Scallywaggle’s Sept. 11, 2007
For this week’s show I went out for pizza — and came back with a meat-less, cheese-less pie that’s pretty close to the real thing. T.J. Scallywaggle’s Vegan House of Pizza & Subs sells all of the standard pizza-place “comfort foods” without many of the standard ingredients. I found the …
Swan Boats Aug. 14, 2007
For this episode, I took a stroll in the Public Garden ndash; and a ride on the Swan Boats. The Swan Boats have been around almost ...
Swan Boats Aug. 14, 2007
For this episode, I took a stroll in the Public Garden – and a ride on the Swan Boats. The Swan Boats have been around almost as long as the Public Garden has, and through four generations, the Paget family and their crews have paddled around the lagoon pushing people …
Street Performer July 31, 2007
I'm back after a bout of laryngitis with a look at the life of a modern-day nomad: a Faneuil Hall street performer. Most of us have ...
Street Performer July 31, 2007
I’m back after a bout of laryngitis with a look at the life of a modern-day nomad: a Faneuil Hall street performer. Most of us have tried our hand at juggling, magic, or other such tricks at some point in our lives, but I bet very few of us have …