Introducing Locked On Boston Bruins

As I’ve been pounding home ad nauseam on Twitter, I’m incredibly excited to soon be hosting a new daily Boston Bruins podcast.

I recently recorded a trailer, which you can listen to by clicking here:

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For the readers among us, here’s the transcript to help get you acquainted with what you can expect.

Hello and welcome to the Locked on Boston Bruins Podcast, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. My name is Ian McLaren and I am excited and honoured to be the host of this new daily podcast about all things Spoked B. You can follow me on Twitter @iancmclaren and the podcast @LO_BostonBruins.

Listen and follow for free on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts, and you can play Locked on Boston Bruins on your smart speakers by saying play podcast Locked on Boston Bruins.

So what are we doing here?

Your favorite hockey team. Every Day. That’s the simple but powerful premise Locked On was founded on. Going forward, you can expect around 25-30 minutes on the latest in Bruins news,  and insights. And don’t worry – I won’t be going it alone every day. I’ll be connecting with talented folks who cover the team in person on a daily basis for their unique perspectives.

Why me?

I feel very fortunate to be able to host this show.n I have been following this team for 30 years or so, and the Bruins are without question my No. 1 sports love. 

I started writing about them several years ago for The Hockey Writers and SB Nation. That experience – and some other independent hockey writing – helped me secure a position as an NHL News Editor for theScore, which I held for 5 seasons. Through theScore, I was able to cover the league from afar on a daily basis, and I also had the opportunity to cover Mark Recchi’s Hockey Hall of Fame inductions and Toronto Maple Leafs practice.

I also hosted my own podcast, through which I was able to interview the likes of Rich Peverley, Kelly McDavid, and Canadian celebrities Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens.

Speaking of which, this won’t be an exclusively hockey podcast. As an avid pop culture enthusiast, you can expect references to TV, movies, books and music, and the odd dad joke as well.

But first and foremost, this is a black and gold zone, a daily Boston Bruins podcast where will we answer questions like:

  • How much gas does Chara have left?
  • Why is Patrice Bergeron so perfect?
  • Is it Zach Senyshyn season?
  • What 2nd line winger will Sweeney acquire before the trade deadline this season?
  • How good can Charlie McAvoy be?

I’m very excited to get started, it’s going to be a blast and I hope you all enjoy this first season with me. Please subscribe, rate and review, and tell your Bruins-loving friends about this great new show Locked on Boston Bruins.

It all gets started on Sept. 30, a few days before the season opener.

Let’s. Go.

Stoop Time w/ Kelly McDavid

Kelly McDavid joins for me a chat about her son Connor, how to make hockey more accessible, why playing hockey is important in a child’s development,  and how to keep equipment from getting too stinky (spoiler alert: Febreze).

 

 

Please subscribe on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play, Pocket Casts (like me!) or wherever you listen to podcasts, and don’t forget to rate / review.

You can also visit the Patreon campaign and consider contributing.

Stoop Time w/ Rich Peverley!

It’s Episode 36 of Stoop Time and this week I’m joined by a very special guest: 2011 Stanley Cup champion Rich Peverley!

Topics include:

  • His current role with the Dallas Stars
  • Playing in Atlanta
  • Being traded to and from Boston
  • The Cup run
  • What Rich is watching
  • Pevs Protects
  • And more!

Please subscribe on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play, Pocket Casts (like me!) or wherever you listen to podcasts, and don’t forget to rate / review.

You can also visit the Patreon campaign and consider contributing.

 

Stoop Time w/ Nathan Shurr

It’s Episode 35 of the podcast and this week I’m talking with my good friend Nathan Shurr all the way from Vancouver.

Topics include:

  • Blue Jays
  • Maple Leafs
  • What we’re watching on TV
  • Our love for Pete Holmes
  • Anxiety
  • More Maple Leafs

 

Please subscribe on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play, Pocket Casts (like me!) or wherever you listen to podcasts, and don’t forget to rate / review.

You can also visit the Patreon campaign and consider contributing.

Quick ‘Stoop Time’ Update

Slowly but surely, my little podcast is making a comeback.

I recently put out a call for some help with this venture in the form of a Patreon campaign boost, and lo and behold, it was successful enough to reach my base goal. As a result, I was able to fire up the SoundCloud account, making all past episodes available once again. You can listen there, or – better yet! –  subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

Here’s a few of my favorite episodes, if you’re looking for a place to start:

Jeremy Taggart!

https://soundcloud.com/ian-cameron-mclaren/stoop-time-episode-4

Jonathan Torrens!

https://soundcloud.com/ian-cameron-mclaren/episode-26

Garrett McFadden!

https://soundcloud.com/ian-cameron-mclaren/episode-32

Those are the three biggest guests, but also be sure to check out Mike, Katie, Teresa, Chris and my wife Lauren, and the solo episodes (if you dare).

More coming soon, I promise.

I Want to Podcast Again, But Need Some Help

I sent that tweet out yesterday, and it’s true. I do want to podcast again, but in order to do so, I need some help.

Working from home has afforded me exponentially more time at with the family, and I also basically have every evening and weekend free for the first time in 5 years! With that extra time on hand, I’d really like to bring Stoop Time back, and am putting my Patreon campaign back out in the world to try and at least get the cost of Soundcloud fees covered.

I do this because as a husband and father of 3 busy young boys, it’s difficult to commit to something extra that will end up costing us; in other words, as fun as it is to record, I need to at least break even financially to make it worth doing at this point in my life.

Anything beyond that would be a huge bonus and put to good use.

As a reference for what I’d like to keep doing, I last recorded an episode of Stoop Time in February, when I sat down with Guelph Storm captain Garret McFadden inside the Sleeman Center.

https://soundcloud.com/ian-cameron-mclaren/episode-32

There’s no pressure, obviously, but a positive response and a few pledges would kickstart this asap.

Thanks for reading and considering, friends.