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The First Michael is a podcast full of hilarious and touching stories about the past, but it will also take you on a wild personal journey where the stories are being created in real time. Join Michael Buonocore and his partner in crime Lanie Hoyo each week for fast-paced episodes that will make you laugh hard, weep gently and keep you guessing about what will happen next. Curious? Hit play on Episode 1 – we bet we can hook you in 20 minutes!

Jul 6, 2021

Is it possible for the Season One finale to be both a great cliffhanger AND the most satisfying resolution to our story you could imagine?  Listen all the way to the very end and then write us at and tell us if we nailed it. To be honest, we know we did, but we want to hear you say it. At length, please.  

Lanie and Michael are on the cusp of their fateful trip to find… you know who, and it’s time to start working through some scenarios of how this might play out. We’ll walk you through them in a choose-your-own-adventure style segment, where you’ll learn there’s really only one perfect way for this to go down. It involves a half-gallon of Fireball, a national chain restaurant, a double-barrel shotgun and Lanie in a kaftan. We shouldn’t say any more.  

Stick around for bonus content! You’ll hear interviews with my family answering the question, “what do you think about me going on this quest?” In addition to insightful, funny answers from them, you’ll hear what a proper Brooklyn accent sounds like. (Hint: not like mine. Apologies again to the entire State of New York.)

Thank you for your beautiful support of our show through Season One!! Stay tuned – we won’t be gone for long!