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Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast, where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement
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Dec 22, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Ali, Erin and Mike talk all things Spacial Olympics and Massachusetts sports. They also talk about the holidays and spending time with family.  Of course, we also have the always entertaining Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the Week! Don't miss it!

Dec 9, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Ali, Erin, Charles and Mike talk all things Spacial Olympics and Massachusetts sports. Everyone recaps their Thanksgivings and Erin discusses her experience at the World Cup. Be sure to stick around for the always entertaining Lightning Round and Question of the Week! 

Nov 22, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Ali, Charles and Mike talk all things Spacial Olympics and Massachusetts sports. We have two atheltes heading to Special Olympics USA training camp, we'll discuss last week's state Flag Football Tournament at Gillette Stadium - and find out how Mike's Seven Hills team fared. Be sure to stick around for a Thanksgiving-themed Lightning Round and Question of the Week! 

Nov 11, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles and Mike welcome a newcomer, Ali Phaneuf to the podcast. Erin is off for a couple of weeks covering the USMNT at the World Cup in Qatar. We discuss a ton of upcoming events with Special Olympics, talk sports - including a Special Olympics response to the Boston Bruins' controversial signing and release from last week. We get particularly passionate during the Lightning Round talking Thanksgiving sides, and bite sized chicken! The show wraps up with the Quote and Question of the Week. 

Oct 28, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike put a halloween spin on all aspects of the show - find out what their costume theme is! They talk sports per usual and everything else happening in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round featuring Lumene in a Bear costume, Quote and Question of the week. Don't miss it! Happy Halloween Everyone! 

Oct 14, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike talk about sports per usual and everything else happening in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week. Don't miss it!

Sep 30, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike welcome New England Revolution Unified Player, Radley Theolien to discuss his experience with the Revs. They also talk about sports & more happenings in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week. Don't miss it!

Sep 16, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike welcome PLAN of MA and RI CEO, Joan McGrath to the show to discuss what PLAN offers for the special needs community. They also talk struggling Boston sports teams & more happenings in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Sep 1, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike celebrate Mike's Birthday. Coach Tyrone Hicks Sr. joins the show to discuss his USA Games experience. They discuss being Boston sports fans right now & more happenings in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Aug 19, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike celebrate the 40th episode as well as Erin's one-year milestone. Anne Deforge joins the show to discuss her USA Games experience. They discuss the upcoming Tournament of Champions & more happenings in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Aug 5, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike discuss what the month of August has in store for Special Olympics and Boston sports teams. And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Jul 21, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike discuss their past few weeks, Big Papi in the HOF and more! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Jul 1, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Erin is officially added to the intro of the podcast, Charles and Mike are a hard "No" on KD to the C's, Mike admits he's never had a burrito! We discuss the upcoming months of Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Boston Sports Scene. And the always entertaining Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Jun 27, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Erin is back from the USA Games, Charles is back after a crazy month of Summer Games and Hall of Fame, Mike continues to hold down the fort. We discuss the budy month of June for Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Boston Sports Scene. The Lightning Round is back with double gold medalist, Lumene "Lightning" Montissol. What was each hosts proudest accomplishment? 

Jun 10, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike Kelley host the show on his own while Charles and Erin are on the road at State an USA Games events. Mike shares some updates on Pro sports, Special Olympics events. 

May 27, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, USA Games golfer, Tyler Lagasse joins the podcast and we have a special USA Games themed Lightning Round! Don't miss the always great Quote of the Week and Question of the Week as well!

May 16, 2022
Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike and Charles talk Sports, the upcoming Special Olympics schedule, including Summer Games, USA Games, and a ton of Unified track & Field for our High School partners. Don't miss the Lightning Round, Quote of the Week and Question of the Week.

May 2, 2022
Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike, Charles and Erin speak with Rachel Barcelon, an Autisn self-advocate who is brekaing barriers in the pageant world as the first contestant with Autism in Miss Florida's history. We'll also discuss the Bruins and Celtics playoff prospects, the red sox early season strugles, and the NFL Draft. Don't miss the Lightning Round with Lumene 'Lightning' Montissol.

Apr 15, 2022
Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement. This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss the exciting weekend ahead with it being the weekend of the Boston Marathon. With the Red Sox home opener, the Bruins at home on Saturday, the Celtics playoff games starting Sunday and B.A.A events all weekend, it is a great weekend to be in Boston!
Apr 1, 2022
Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement. This week, Mike, Charles and Erin swap voices, talk Special Olympics Winter Games, March Madness, and bring on very special guest, Zach Smith! Zach is a former classmate of Mike's at Worcester State who now works for the NFL tracking statistics. 
Mar 18, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss their busted brackets, NFL free agency & the MLB lockout ending. We also dive into what's happening in Special Olympics, the Celtics hosting a Special Olympics Night and as always our super entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

Mar 4, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Nick Savarese, who worked 10+ years with Special Olympics Massachusetts and started this podcast, joins Mike, Charles and Erin. He discusses his current position with the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and his experiences working for Special Olympics. We also dive into what's happening in Special Olympics, C's & B's hot-streaks and as always our super entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

Feb 18, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss what's happening in SOMA, our thoughts on the Super Bowl all around, the best advice we've all received, as well as our always entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

Feb 7, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss what's happening in SOMA, the GOAT retiring, David Ortiz first ballot HOFer, as well as our always entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

Jan 21, 2022

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss what's happening in SOMA, Boston Sports, JR Jackson from JR Sports Brief joins us for a great conversation as well as our always entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

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