Episode 36: Featuring Nick Hirshon & Kevin Carney - Do "We Want Fishsticks?"
Nassaumen Hockey Podcast
James and Jon sit down with "We Want Fishsticks" author Nick Hirshon and long time Islanders fan Kevin Carney to discuss the on going debate & disconnect among Islander fans over the fisherman logo. Plus, James and Jon breakdown some news Around the NHL, the Reverse Retro Jersey's, news On the Island & more! Subscribe to Nassaumen Hockey Podcast wherever you find your podcasts, such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc. And be sure to follow them on Twitter and Instagram, @NassaumenHockey
Nick Hirshon is a journalism professor, media historian, author, and previously served as a reporter for the New York Daily News. Find Nick at http://nick-hirshon.com/ and read his book 'We Want Fish Sticks". Be sure to follow him on Twitter and to check out the Pioneer Times!
Hirshon completed his Ph.D. in 2016 and now teaches journalism at William Paterson University in New Jersey. In this podcast, he talks about coping with Covid-19 as a Queens, New York resident, as well as about losing a student to the coronavirus.
Shawn and Will talk with author Nick Hirshon about his recent book release “We Want Fish Sticks” and the recent success of the New York Islanders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/29/18 - Pajama Night at Offside Tavern - Guests : Brian Compton, Nick Hirshon
Hockey Night In New York
NHL - HOCKEY NIGHT IN NEW YORKHosted by Sean Cuthbert (@seanyhockey) and Tony Stabile (@tonystabile)Weekly Featured Interviews with NHL MediaGuests:Brian Compton - Deputy Managing Editor NHL.com&Nick Hirshon - Author of "We Want Fish Sticks"Follow @hockeynightny for show updates.
Mike is joined in studio by Nick Hirshon, author of "We Want Fish Sticks", about the rebranding of the Islanders in the mid 90s. Mike also talks about the Isles strong start to the road trip in Colorado and Arizona and the loss in Vegas.
Shane and Sean discuss their recent vacations, why the chest pass in these Dr. Pepper competitions needs to be banned, the new expansion team in Seattle and possible team names, Tom Wilson with another questionable hit, and give their picks for the weekend. Shane is then joined by Dr. Nick Hirshon, author of We Want Fishsticks: the Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders, to discuss how his love of hockey formed, his favorite moments as a fan, and how he turned a 300+ page dissertation into a book.
Episode 15: Talking With Nick Hirshon, Author of We Want Fish Sticks
The Isles Faithful Podcast
We are back with another episode, Episode 15 – and this time we sat down for a chat with the Author of the soon-to-be-released book “We Want Fishsticks”, Nick Hirshon. Before I get into the book talk, I offer a rundown of all the games over the Thanksgiving break and some hard hitting analysis as always. I got pretty amped up this week, as the Islanders powerplay is fair to middling – to say the least. Nick isn’t just an author, he’s a college professor who wrote his college thesis on – the Islanders, but he’s also obviously a huge New York Islanders fan. I reached out to Nick after seeing some promo work on his book via Twitter and we got to talking. Obviously, I invited him here and thankfully he obliged. Like all my guests, we talked about current and past Islanders related topics, the vintage Fisherman jersey we have all come to know and love (well, some of us anyway) and even about arenas and ownership. It was a conversation I thoroughly enjoyed and as it turned out, I learned quite a bit about a few things. Did you know that the fisherman on the crest is modeled after one of the Baymen out here in East Hampton? I didn’t know that. In fact, Nick and I talked about all that after recording, in an unfortunate twist of fate – because I am related to one of the oldest fishing families on the east end. Nick did a lot of the research for his book, and the fishermen – right here in my local library. He will be out here again in January for a book signing and we have plans to meet up in person. I’m looking forward to it. Another quick coincidence – the Islanders, today actually, posted that the fisherman jersey is available for purchase and customization RIGHT NOW via their online store. It’s something I will be jumping on as well. Fashion comes in 🌊 𝒘𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒔 🌊 The best part of ‘90s trends making a comeback… Made specially for fans, official #Isles fisherman jerseys are available now at the pro shop at @NHIceCenter & tomorrow at @NYCBLive! pic.twitter.com/JeaBP2dBNX — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) November 30, 2018 Nick’s book “We Want Fish Sticks – The Bizarre And Infamous Rebranding of The New York Islanders” is available tomorrow, December 1st everywhere books are sold – Amazon, Barnes and Noble. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @NickHirshon for all the latest! Here’s a list of signings as well, if you want to meet the author and get a book signed: Book Talk & Signing — Saturday, December 8, at 3 p.m. Queens Library, 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, Queens Details: https://bit.ly/2K7o1le Book Signing — Saturday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m.* Offside Tavern, 137 W. 14th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, Manhattan *Signing will continue throughout televised coverage of the Islanders’ away game against John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs Book Signing — Thursday, January 10, at 4 p.m.* Gerry Cosby & Co., 11 Pennsylvania Plaza (7th Avenue) between 31st and 32nd Streets, Manhattan *Signing will precede the Islanders-Rangers game at nearby Madison Square Garden, just one block away. Book Talk & Signing — Saturday, January 26, at 1 p.m. East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, Long Island Details: https://bit.ly/2DmbyJb Also, I spoke about my experience with the coffee sent over by Wayne from Kings Coast Coffee – it’s amazing! Go buy some and use the code ISLES for 10% off your entire order. Great for the Holiday season! That’s not the only DISCOUNT CODE we have for you either, head on over to my buddy Devin’s (@YesMenOutfitter) site Yes Men Outfitters for some sweet Isles swag and use the code FAITHFUL10 for 10% off your order as well. He’s got a lot of great new designs he’s pumping out – be sure to fill someone stocking, or even your own just like me!