Episode 77: Fevered Pitches

37 minutes

4/10/2019--Movie madness abounds this week on The Horse Race as Steve and Jenn collect responses from their Twitter question: "What's one essential Massachusetts movie?" This naturally spurred (pun intended) a conversation about the infamous 2004 romantic comedy Fever Pitch starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. Sides were taken. Impassioned arguments were put forth. Eye rolls and groans were emitted (mainly by Steve). MassINC Polling Group Research Director (and baseball-romantic-comedy-niche expert)Maeve Duggan makes her case for the film.

With all that aside, this episode of The Horse Race did in fact include conversation around Massachusetts politics and policy. POLITICO reporter Stephanie Murray took time out of her busy schedule covering all eight thousand presidential candidates to talk about them and their interactions with voters.

Boston Globe reporter Maddie Kilgannon updated Jenn and Steve to the most recent installments of the saga unfolding between District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Governor Charlie Baker, and Public Safety and Security Secretary Thomas Turco.

And Boston Magazine writer Spencer Buell stops in to explain what's going on with Boston beer gardens, why they receive so much backlash, and whether they're under threat of virtually disappearing.

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