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Ep. 24: Lauren Lewis

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By Mark Barrett
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EP. 26: Mary Jo Machnica
Mary Jo came by to tell Jim about her love of photography, She has been a student of photography since high school and is turning this hobby into her profession. We learn that she is taking it to a new level chasing tornadoes across the midwest. We want to thank Mary for being cool and hanging with us for our final episode of a long year. Thank you to the listeners for pushing us to keep going, Not everyone is willing to put themselves out there but we feel that this milestone will open up more people to coming and sharing their stories. We have HUMAN PERSON for the music this week and they are in studio now so we hope to her more from them in the future thanks dudes! And as always our faithful sponsor FIRST IN BUFFALO. Stay tuned the best is yet to come!
July 13, 2019
Ep. 25: Mike O'Neill
Mike is a legendary Buffalo bartender and a damn good storyteller. These stories are for entertainment purposes only you can take them as fact or fiction. Mike and Jim are old friends and they went down memory lane. We had so much fun and we think Mike did too. We had another Mike on the 4th mic, Mike Honan, who stopped by just to hear the folklore first hand. A Licensed To Talk first to have the pleasure to debut some tunes from some local musicians Ryan McCracken and Gary Coughlin. We want to thank Mike, Ryan,Gary and also our sponsors Reddington Funeral Home 657 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY. (716)822-1260 and FIRST IN BUFFALO find them on Facebook or stop in 391 Abbott RD. Get Your custom gear at FIRST IN BUFFALO
June 28, 2019
Ep. 24: Lauren Lewis
Episode 24: We tried to stay as professional as we could. We even deflected GOT finale questions- we were very proud of ourselves. This was easy  because Lauren was eager to show off her hard work: her company, STAFF BUFFALO, and her talk show, WNY AT WORK, on AM 1520. L2T sees big things from this Fordham grad. You can find their services at Thanks Lauren, for taking your time to chat. We hope you succeed at whatever you try your hand at. We would also like to thank Johnny Hart and The Mess for lending some tunes. This episode is sponsored by FIRST IN BUFFALO. Get your custom gear at FIRST IN BUFFALO.
June 13, 2019
Ep.23: P.A. Kane
The boys sit down with author P.A Kane in this episode. You will hear how he lives his life through song and how his religion is music. Anytime Licensed To Talk can sit down with a hustler, we don't pass up the opportunity. PA discusses his writing process and how he stays hip in current music. Don't forget our sponsor, First In Buffalo located at 391 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, NY. You can find PA's books at Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, also in God's country.
May 31, 2019
Ep.22: Patrick Hammer
Pat Hammer is the Chief Meteorologist at WGRZ. Hammer invited us to the weather center to tell us how his career got him Buffalo. We were a little intimidated in the big studio with the Golgi Apparatus, but we find out Hammer is just one of us . We want to thank Hammer for taking his time and we hope you stick around. This episode is brought to you by FIRST IN EMBROIDERY 391 ABBOTT RD. We also want to thank THE BARKSDALES for lending us music for this episode. You can check them out on SPOTIFY.
May 16, 2019
Ep.21: Lt. Phil Ryan
Phil Ryan is a retired Lieutenant of the Buffalo Fire Department,a Corporal in the Marine corps,and a Vietnam Vet. He stopped by to tell Jim a few stories about growing up on Seneca street and fighting for his country. We here at Licensed to talk want to thank Phil and all of those who serve our country here and abroad. This episode is brought to you by FIRST IN BUFFALO 391 Abbott Rd.
April 29, 2019
Ep.20 : Pat Malacaro
The 4th voice of the Buffalo Bisons Pat Malacaro took some time out before opening day to tell us his  journey to the press box. Jim and his new best friend Pat nerd out on wrestling, baseball, and their favorite broadcasting moments. Pat is a great South Buffalonian we want to thank him for taking his time for the guys in the neighborhood. Welcoming the Herd back for a brand new season Look for them local on 1520 am and if your no in the area tunein app. or app. We want to thank our sponsor FIRST IN BUFFALO and WOODEN WAVES for lending a song for the end.    
April 1, 2019
Ep. 19: Leroi Callwell Johnson
Leroi is a Buffalo born lawyer, artist, and manager of Buffalo's most famous musician, Rick James. Leroi and Rick are brothers  and he shares a few stories for our listeners about growing up with the mega star. But ultimately this is Leroi's stage and he can rock the mic. We called Leroi's office and he agreed over the phone to meet with us. We were shocked,  excited and nervous.. We didn't think it was going to be that easy. But when we met we soon realized he is the professional and we had to keep up. We had a great time. We learned a lot about their connection to the city and how Leroi has been a part of Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Programs for over 35 years. He mentioned his gripe about the Freedom Wall and how the only monument to his brother is in Forest Lawn Cemetery. We want to thank you, Leroi, for taking your time to add your stories to our catalog. And as Long as Buffalo is Too Damn Cold And Funky, our door is always open.
March 22, 2019
Ep.18 Michael Ersing
The crew took a trip to the far East to catch up with Buffalo native Michael Ersing. He is a true artist and is very passionate about his craft of song writing. We want to thank Mike for sharing his experiences, stories, and beautiful original music. You can listen to his songs on soundcloud Mike "YES YES" Ersing. 
March 8, 2019
Ep.17 Chris Groves
Do you like music? Do you like beer? We thought so. So we sat down with our old friend Chris Groves who has a unique look at local buffalo music and the craft brewing boom. A member of Lazlo Hollyfeld, TVMTN, and is the creative/brand manager for Community Beer Works an award winning brewery located in Buffalo's West Side. We would like to thank Chris and Community Beer Works for all they do for WNY. This episode is brought to you by FIRST IN BUFFALO give them a like on facebook. Go to FIRST IN BUFFALO for all of you custom apparel needs. 
February 22, 2019
Episode 16: CRIKWATER
The boys traveled to Seneca street to sit down with Buffalo's Premier Irish folk band CRIKWATER. Liam, Pete, Billy, and Charlie talked about their love of all music and being  a part of passing traditional folk songs to other generations of musicians. We would like to thank them for their time with us and sharing their unique knowledge and awesome tunes! This episode is brought to you by Blake Realty Group 880 abbott rd 716 825 5000 or visit them at 
February 9, 2019
Ep. 15 Liam McHugh
NBC sports and UB alumni Liam McHugh called the boys to talk a little puck and reminisce about his days in Buffalo. Liam was nice enough to lend us his time and insight as a now National television sports analyst. We are truly grateful for him to do this for us just out of his love of broadcasting. This episode is brought to you by South Buffalo WheelHouse 1872 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY 14220. Stick around at the end of the episode for a song from Buffalo's own Sonny Baker.
January 26, 2019
Ep. 14 Kevin Cox
L2T is on a mission to bring you interesting people from WNY. In our search Kevin Cox's name kept coming up, so in L2T fashion we gave the people what they wanted. And of course you were right Kevin was a writer for the New York Times, creator of the Italian food guide in New York Times magazine , and was once the promotional voice of HBO boxing. We would like to thank Kevin for sharing his stories and thank you for listening in!
January 10, 2019
L2T New Years Recap.
 Take a Listen to a few stories that 2018 brought us and have a Safe and Happy 2019!
December 31, 2018
Episode: 13 Bob Whalen
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! You asked for him and he's here! The boys sit down with BOBBYfromBUF, TK71600 , Lindy Ref, or Coach. Wherever you know Bob Whalen from, you probably know him as a genuinely nice guy and an interesting CHARACTER. Thank you for sharing your stories, Bob, and may the force be with you. Happy Holidays and enjoy a song from the future award winning pianist Logan Dublino.
December 21, 2018
Ep.12 Billy Brown
The boys sit down with a recent inductee in to the Bartenders Hall Of Fame Billy Brown. South Buffalo's favorite Uncle Whiskey takes some shots at the boys and a couple with the boys. Subscribe on YouTube Licensed to Talk Instagram Licensed2TALK and Twitter @JCisL2T. Stick around at the end of the episode for a christmas song from Mark Stack and Tim Ruof
December 14, 2018
Ep. 11 Kevin Rybczynski
The boys sat down with kevin Rybczynski, a proud buffalonian behind the award winning instagram account @buffalony to discuss his love for his hometown and how he became so enamored with buffalo ny. And we close the episode with a holiday themed song from our music director Ryan MCcracken.
December 1, 2018
Ep. 10 Erica Diehl
South Buffalo native Erica Diehl talks to Jim about fulfilling her dream of moving to NYC. How she came to share her record collection with the world as The Queen Majesty. And how her competitive side turned her hobby into an award winning hot sauce business. 20% off when using promo code: BUFFALO
November 20, 2018
Ep.9 Dick Degroat
Jim dialed up the newest Bills phenomenon "BILLS DAD" Dick Degroat. Dick told the boys how it all started and how much fun he is having making the Mafia smile every week. Remember to follow us on Twitter @JCisL2T and Instagram Licensed2TALK.
November 8, 2018
Ep.8 Michael J. Brand
Mike tells Jim how the game of lacrosse has shown him the world, made him life long friends and met his better half. We cant thank Mike enough for taking his time and sharing some stories with us. If you like what you hear leave a comment or follow us on Twitter @JCisL2T and instagram Licensed2Talk.
October 18, 2018
BONUS: Pat Faliero - Noah Kane
THE SHOW MUST GO ON! We planned on Licensing Erica Diehl this week, but she is busy this week with the Food and Wine magazines hot sauce expo. Jim in the face of adversary thought he should check in on a couple of his ex-players (Pat Faliero and Noah Kane) to see how they are doing hustling and grinding in the real world.
October 11, 2018
Ep.7 Lissa Marie Redmond
Lissa gives Jim a look into her life in law enforcement,and her transition to becoming an author. She tells Jim about the teamwork it takes to accomplish some of her very big successes,and the self discipline it takes to hone the craft of writing. This episode wouldn't be here without our Jim,Mark,Kevin,(Kinger). We need to thank Dog ears bookstore our sponsor Mr. Submarine 716 826 0540 and Ray Earl Fulton for lending us some music for your pleasure at the end of the episode. Enjoy.
September 27, 2018
Ep.6 Louis Mustillo
Louis dropped by the OFW to give Jim an unfiltered look into how he went from Edgewood to Hollywood. He is joined by his longtime friend Raymond K. (we know what the K stands for) Mcgurn. We permitted our friends on social media to ask Louis a few questions and also introduced our first sponsor Mend Botanics
September 12, 2018
Ep.5 John Kennedy Kane
John Kennedy Kane tells Jim about life under the BIG TOP.
August 29, 2018
Ep.4 Greg Sterlace
Greg and Paula talk to us about their new movie: Catcher In The Rye With Diamonds. Also featuring members from his band BAD RONALD.
August 16, 2018
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