Audio

Ep. 256: Nick Gossert Returns, Creator of Lucha Libre & Laughs

Disclaimer: This was recorded on June 24. As of July 1, the State of Colorado has shut down bars and venues. Any references to the event taking place on July 17 and 18 should be amended to August 21 and 22. Nick Gossert was my guest on Ep. 121 of the show three and a…

Read More

Ep. 254: The Murder of George Floyd, Protesting, Activism featuring R. Alan Brooks

As protests about the murder of George Floyd emerged and grew across the country, around the world, and in my hometown of Denver, Colorado, I hoped to use this platform, this privilege, and this communications channel to do my part in working to end white supremacy, amplify the message the Black Lives Matter, and in…

Read More

Ep. 253: Tom Breihan – Pop Culture Writer, Stereogum, AV Club, elsewhere

It was right about the third paragraph of his review of Total Recall in his superlative “A History of Violence” series on The A.V. Club, that Tom Breihan became my current favorite pop culture writer. Here’s that paragraph: Judged as a straight-up ’80s action movie, Total Recall is, quite simply, one of the best. It…

Read More

Ep. 252: Sam Tallent – Stand-Up Comic, Author, Fine Gent

I met Sam Tallent the first time several years ago when I was a judge at Open Screen Night. He and two other members of The Fine Gentleman’s Club were hosts, and I was the only one – judge or host – who wasn’t a professional comedian. I was but a lowly blogger at the…

Read More

Ep. 251: Ben Roy – The Grawlix, Musician, Comedian

Ben Roy is a founding member of The Grawlix, lead singer of the band SPELLS, a standup comedian, and co-creator of the TruTV show Those Who Can’t. He’s also an incredible intense dude, a complete chatterbox, and one of the nicest people I’ve ever interviewed on this show. He’s a force of nature onstage, and…

Read More

Ep. 250: Drew Magary Returns!

Drew Magary was nice enough to be on my show once already when he was promoting The Hike. That was Episode 139 in July of 2017. Kind of a lot has happened since then. Drew suffered an incredible brush with death when his brain hemorrhaged spontaneously after hosting The Deadspin Awards, went into a coma…

Read More

Ep. 249: Jonathan Shikes – Beer Writer, Author

Jonathan Shikes is a freelance writer for Denver Westword, author of Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing, and one of my favorite beer nerds in the city. I first met him while doing publicity for the rollout of Old 121 Brewhouse, and have wanted to have him on the show ever since. During…

Read More

Ep. 248: Scott Keith – Professional Wrestling Writer

What do I say about Scott Keith here? I’ve probably read more of this man’s words on the internet than anyone else. (For the record, second and third place probably belong to Drew Magary and Roger Ebert.) On one of his old websites, he had a feature called “The Rant Crew” that allowed pretty much…

Read More

Ep. 247: Ryan Spilborghs – Former MLB Outfielder, Current Colorado Rockies Broadcaster

Dude, it’s SPILLY! Ryan Spilborghs is one of my all-time Top 3 favorite Rockies (the other two, since you’re likely wondering, are Todd Helton and Nolan Arenado). The reason is that I loved his play, and more importantly, I loved his personality. He was a a big part of the huge beating heart of this…

Read More

Ep. 246: Eric Nusbaum – Author of Stealing Home

Eric Nusbaum is the author of Stealing Home: Los Angeles, he Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between. Here’s a brief description of the book from the website linked above to whet your appetite: Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The hills…

Read More