Friday, May 18, 2018

#363 - Cook and Dagger and the Sum 41 "Does This Look Infected?" Anniversary Tour

We start out the show by plugging a bunch of stuff about ourselves - upcoming shows, our social media (@bradrohrer and @discountchuck), then talk about this weekend's forthcoming "Punk In Drublic" show in Brockton, MA. Once that's out of the way, Chuck tells me all about Cook and Dagger's new menu and it sounds pretty amazing. If you weren't hungry when you started listening this week, you will be. We go from there to Chuck describing the Naked Comedy Show at Improv Boston, then we discuss naked mole rats for a long time (the segue is obvious). I talk about my affection and enthusiasm for the new Frank Turner album, then talk about the new improv theater - Ad-Lib Comedy Theater - opening in Cranston, RI. Once that is through, we talk at length about Sum 41's set on Tuesday night at the Boston date of their "Does This Look Infected?" 15th anniversary tour. Spoiler alert: they were amazing. And once we finish gushing over that, Chuck and I tell the story of his band's experience playing the pre-show party for Sum 41 and how our night went - parking, the rain, the sound, and the controversy.
Finally, we cut to backstage at the Senior Discount / Diablogato / Tsunami Bomb show, where Senior Discount bassist Abe Correia tells us his experience at the Sum 41 show. The rest of the band joins us as we joke and cackle well-past the two-hour mark.
- Brad

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

#362 - The Story of Tsunami Bomb

An interview episode this week! We are joined by two members of Tsunami Bomb! Dominic Davi and Andy Pohl skype in and chat with us about their musical influences, their journey, and what sets Tsunami Bomb apart from other bands and communities. Listen, then check out Chuck's band playing with Tsunami Bomb at "Once" in Somerville on Thursday, May 17th, 2018!
- Brad

Thursday, May 3, 2018

#361 - Cupcake Championship, The Grand Tasting, and Avengers: Infinity War

We are joined this week by our friends Michayla Currie and Gina Mastrostefano. The four of us talk some music driplets - there's a new song out (and album forthcoming) from The Interrupters, and friend of the podcast Casey Jost has a new single AND album out! Wow! We then talk about the RI Food Fights Cupcake Championship and share our thoughts on the delicious cupcakes we ate there. Michayla tells us about going to the birthday brunch for the Instagram account "Buns and Bites" and we make many jokes. From there, Chuck and Gina talk about their experience with the new menu at Xaco Taco, then tell me about Eat Drink RI's Grand Tasting and tell me about the fancy food they ate. Once all the food talk is done, we break into a SPOILER-FREE review of Avengers: Infinity War. And once we've finished that, we have a clear separation, then launch into a SPOILER-FULL review of Avengers: Infinity War. It's a fun conversation!
- Brad

PS I have typed it as "Infinity Way" four times in a row now. That is not correct.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#360 - Our Weekend At Big Apple Comic-Con

After last week's amazing interview episode (seriously, Casey Jost is such a good dude!), we reconvene in Chuck's kitchen to record a recap episode. We talk about the birth of our "Avengers" bit and how it went over at the Comedy Connection in Rhode Island. We then took the show on the road to NYC to perform it at the Big Apple Comic-Con. What colorful characters did we interact with there? How did the show go over? And man oh man, where did we EAT in New York? For the first time in podcast history, I was more excited about a meal than Chuck was. I can't believe it either. Hear how we befriended Jennifer Cihi and Johnathon Schaech and listen to two comedians navigate the unfamiliar, unmarked path of pop-culture-multimedia-comedy!
- Brad

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

#359 - The Story of Casey Jost

We are joined this work by writer/comedian/musician/producer of Impractical Jokers Casey Jost! We talk about his background in comedy and music and what shaped his voice as a performer. We get his entire story from child to grown-up child! We also talk about Limp Bizkit. We learn the story of how he got involved with Impractical Jokers, talk about improv team names, and riff on a billion different topics. It's a very engaging conversation with a genuinely good, funny dude.
- Brad

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#358 - The Meg, TJ Miler, and An Evening Uncorked

Somehow we keep things relatively short this week! Granted, our discussion about the trailer for the upcoming movie 'The Meg' is derailed by some of our classic tangents, but we finish the discussion eventually! After that, we talk about TJ Miller's recent arrest and our thoughts on that. We finish with a discussion about Chuck's night at RI PBS's fundraiser "An Evening Uncorked." He tells me about the fancy food he and Gina ate and some of the cool silent auction stuff they had there. Sounds like a great event!
- Brad

Thursday, April 5, 2018

#357 - John Poveromo, Android Auto, and Ready Player One

Wow! A fun one! We kick things off with a Skype interview with our new friend, stand-up comedian John Poveromo. John's performing in Newport, RI this weekend and we talk with him about his career in stand-up, his book, and Chuck provides him restaurant recommendations for the area. After that, we talk with our pal Lou Perella (in-studio) about the resolution of Chuck's Best Buy problems from last month. Chuck enlightens us on the glory and wonder that is "Android Auto" (in his new car stereo system). We talk about the documentary 'A Fat Wreck' (available on Amazon) and 'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling' documentary (available on HBO). After that, we offer our spoiler-free thoughts on Ready Player One (the movie and the book), then make it very clear that we're switching to our spoiler-full thoughts about both (we spoil more of the movie than the book, though).
- Brad