Flushing Transit Authority

A New York Mets Podcast

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.

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  • Episode 16: Don't Look Back

    September 30th, 2017  |  1 hr 7 mins
    baseball, endings, fandom, hot stove, mets

    On the season finale, Will and Jay try to make sense of what happened.

  • 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.