Flushing Transit Authority
About the Show
Jay Bushman and Will Stegemann both grew up in New York and have been ardent Mets fans since childhood. Now they live on the other side of the country, but still retain a deep love of their team and the stories that surround it.
Every other week, Jay and Will explore what it means to be a Mets fan: the dizzying heights, the crushing depths, and the deeply weird middles.
Episode 15: Commiserating (with special guest Nicholas Brandt)
September 19th, 2017
26 mins 1 sec
baseball, buffalo, comic-con, fandom, mets, nicholas brandt
With Will off on assignment, Jay talks to -- and commiserates with -- fellow writer and Mets fan Nicholas Brandt.
Episode 14: Dog Days of September
September 2nd, 2017
46 mins 26 secs
baseball, fandom, houston, knicks, mets, olympics
It’s a scorching hot September in Los Angeles, and a cold, lifeless one in Queens.
FTA Special Bonus Episode: Equal Time with Ally Eastland
August 27th, 2017
25 mins 32 secs
ally eastland, cardinals, cards, flushing transit, iowa, mets, ny mets, st. louis cardinals
After Will takes one too many shots at the St. Louis Cardinals, Redbird super-fan Ally Eastland comes on to defend her team.
Episode 13: Goodbye Curtis
August 20th, 2017
47 mins 51 secs
curtis granderson, flushing transit authority, mets, new york mets
Jay is back and that makes Will happy but Curtis Granderson is gone so nothing matters anymore.
Episode 12: Yells For Ourselves
August 13th, 2017
44 mins 48 secs
flushing transit authority, matt callan, mets, new york mets
Jay is away on assignment and Will is joined by special guest Matt Callan to talk about The Mets and that other team in town.
Episode 11: George Foster's Side Hustle
August 6th, 2017
50 mins 28 secs
baseball, fandom, mets, underwear, waivers
The podcast gets put on the waiver wire, and who knows where we'll end up!
Episode 10: Not Without My Flores
July 25th, 2017
52 mins 9 secs
baseball, flushing transit authority, mets, mlb, new york mets
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.
Episode 9: Store-Bought Crab Cakes
July 9th, 2017
40 mins 55 secs
baseball, crab cakes, mets, pickles, the wire
Jay makes a bold declaration which causes Will to consider quitting the podcast
Episode 8: Quiet Dignity And Grace
June 25th, 2017
1 hr 3 mins
baseball, billy joel, groundskeeping, ignominious defeat, mets
The Mets' season ended for certain on Thursday night, when Jerry Blevins walked a relief pitcher with two career at-bats, on four pitches, with the bases loaded. Now what?
Episode 7: Should I Stay Or Should I Go
June 10th, 2017
44 mins 2 secs
baseball, fandom, mets, new york
The cavalry has arrived! But is it too late to save Will's waning faith in the season?
Episode 6: Keep Calm And Carry On
May 29th, 2017
57 mins 23 secs
baseball, bullpen management, discussion, hotfoot, mets, sports, watergate
Jay tries to talk Will off the ledge.
Episode 5: Hold The Bullpen Door
May 14th, 2017
42 mins 43 secs
baseball, discussion, mets, sports
So much is happening off the field that we tend to forget what's been happening on the field.
Episode 4: Panic On The Streets Of Flushing
April 30th, 2017
46 mins 39 secs
baseball, despair, discide ultra, fandom, mets
It's been a bad couple of weeks for the Metropolitans, so we do what comes natural: we panic.
Episode 3: Feelings Above Replacement
April 16th, 2017
44 mins 33 secs
baseball, discussion, far, mets, sports
We have real baseball games to talk about!
Episode 2: Opening Day
April 3rd, 2017
59 mins 47 secs
baseball, discussion, mets, sports
Will and Jay share opening day stories, predictions and worries for the 2017 season, and out themselves as Grander-stans. Nina Bargiel joins for a discussion of the Jeurys Familia domestic violence suspension.