Podcast: How We Almost Had a TV Show

In honor of the premiere of Brew Masters on Discovery last night, Don and I dusted off the microphones and recounted our “near miss” with TV this past summer.  It should be a fun listen.  We also review a couple of nice beers and a whiskey named after a bearded musician who has a channel on XM Radio.

You can find it here on iTunes, or for you Apple-haters, here on PodcastDirectory.com. You can also stream it to your computer on either site if you’d like to listen right away.


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20 Comments on “Podcast: How We Almost Had a TV Show”

  1. November 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Yo Jimbo!

    Just downloaded it last night. Should be amusing to hear your tales of what almost was. 🙂

    Peace Yo!

    • November 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

      Yo, G-LO!

      Hope you enjoy it. And if you don’t, we’ll give a refund! 😉

  2. November 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Hey Guys,

    Just downloaded the podcast – look forward to listening to it on the train tomorrow. I just watched the first episode of the show, and it’s furthering my desire for a good craft beer (and at this point, that’s anything that is not a pilsner or hefeweizen). Maybe this will come up in the podcast, but I’ll ask anyway – did you guys try the Bitch’s Brew by Dogfish Head?

    • November 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

      It was one of the beers we reviewed during our “Bitch Session” podcast. The others were Flying Dog Raging Bitch and Bitch Creek ESB. We paired them with unrestrained complaining and Don’s detest for jazz music. Quite a bitch session indeed.

      The beer itself was nice. A lighter than ordinary stout with a strong thread of honey. Not mind blowing, but very drinkable.

  3. December 7, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    I’m listening to this podcast right now while drinking a Sand Creek Groovy Brew (meh… nothing special as a beer). The podcast is really good stuff. And I’m horrified by mustard-covered oreos.

    • December 8, 2010 at 5:46 am #

      Thanks, John.

      And you should be horrified, especially when you imagine them ground into your tightly closed lips. Good times being Don’s little brother, good times.

      • December 8, 2010 at 11:48 am #

        I’ve got two older brothers myself. For me, it was having peanut butter smeared on my face while one held me down and the other throwing raisins at the PB to see if they’d stick.

        • December 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

          But peanut butter and raisins go good together – it’s practically peanut butter and jelly!

          I hate to say this, but your brothers sound like amateurs!!

        • Don
          December 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

          Damn Straight! What would be better than Oreo’s and Mustard?…Oh, I know…Sliced Tomatoes! Jim hated them almost as much as the Oreo’s and Mustard. It really didn’t work though, he is remarkably adept at pursing his lips Tighter than a Virgin’s ######…OOPS Wrong blog! :s

        • December 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

          Don’t worry – I “fixed” it for you Don. Call me The Redactor!!

        • Don
          December 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

          That sounds like a RUSH song! The Redactor…like the Necromancer…

        • December 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

          Put us together and you have Sasquatch!!

          On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Jim Galligan wrote:

          > Nerd. > >

        • December 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm #


        • Don
          December 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

          If you’re interested John I did a write up of this very incident at the very early stages of the blog, here https://beerandwhiskeybros.com/2009/08/18/the-oreo-cookie-incident/

      • December 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

        Just to clarify, I didn’t get to eat it. Did I mention that I was being held upside down over a stairwell at the time?

        Also, when I was 3 (and they were 9 and 15), they’d hide Easter eggs in piles of the dog’s feces in the yard. Or they’d “hide” them in plain sight, but out of my reach. But enough about dog poop and raisins.. What’s the next step re: a TV show? Are you stuck playing the waiting game?

        • December 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

          I take it back – they sound like focused and creative professionals.

          It’s totally a waiting game with the TV thing at this point. We’re hoping Brew Masters finds it’s groove and it’s time slot – it’s had 3 so far. If it gets rolling, other networks will explore alcohol related shows and we’re in a good position to be on the short list.

          But mostly we’re just waiting, which sucks.

  4. December 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    You should re-film the show in gorilla suits and pitch it to Animal Planet.

    • December 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

      I don’t think we need the suits – you should see Don with his shirt off!

      • Don
        December 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

        Well, and you’ve seen Jim’s gross hair laden foot…nuf said.


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