Coffeehouse Blunders

Coffeehouse Blunders

www.blunders.fm
A weekly chat with Chess International Master Danny and Coffee Snob Motz on all things coffee, chess, tech, & the lives of these two adorable besties.
74: Danny’s First Bad Coffee
Sep 20 • 36 min
After nearly a year and a half Danny has finally gone through his own coffee revolution. He has gone through the upgrade process of grinding and brewing, and now he has finally reached a new level of appreciation for good and bad coffee alike. It is not…
73: En Passant with Friends
Sep 13 • 29 min
Danny makes an epic voyage to Jamaica and Motz learns an important lesson with his first ever en passant. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Ouija by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr…
72: Partner WODs with Jed
Sep 6 • 28 min
Danny steps back into the box with Jed and crushes it while Magnus is fending off Caruana. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Ouija by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr ⭐⭐ Review Us ⭐⭐…
71: Champions of Computer Chess
Aug 30 • 40 min
We have become YouTube famous! We talk nick names, parenting blunders, and what the heck is this new Computer Chess Championship from Chess.com. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Ouija by…
70: Free Parking for Storage
Aug 23 • 40 min
Danny is off saving the world and helping shape chess.com's future out in Park City, while Motz is in the middle of packing up his life into tiny boxes. We ponder why we horde so much stuff, why Motz's smart car is so awesome, and corporate sponsorship in…
69: Smog City Sickness
Aug 16 • 33 min
Danny is under the weather, but is a champ to pull through this week's podcast to discuss chess memes, parenting, being sick, and America's Got Talent. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Ouija…
68: Bulls, Bears, Ditka
Aug 9 • 42 min
Motz is off working in Ireland and Danny comes in strong with a wide range of amazing accents. Speed Chess Championship is in full swing and Danny breaks down the action while snacking on some barkTHINS. Oh, and we also talk 6 player chess and non-stop…
67: Make Your Dreams Come True
Aug 2 • 33 min
Shia drops by the studio to re-confirm that nothing is impossible that we really should be making our dreams come true. Danny has been crushing the speed chess championship and Motz attends Ant-Man vs the Wasp all by himself and it was lovely. Follow Us…
66: Ant-Man vs Wasp vs Caruana vs Aronian
Jul 26 • 38 min
The Speed Chess Championship is underway and we have a full breakdown of the Caruana vs Aronian match. Motz and Danny start to read a book together and you can join in, and Motz finally goes to see Ant-Man! Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com…
65: Playing the Protein Powder Field
Jul 19 • 33 min
The war between the meal replacement and protein powder has began! We put the past in the past as Motz slowly starts to lose each and every chess game, but Danny assists in telling him how he has been doing everything wrong. Danny is also teaching the…
64: Bacon and Butter, Danny’s Best Friends
Jul 12 • 39 min
Summer is in full effect and Danny is sweating it out in 110+ degree weather. We dive deep on Ant-Man vs Wasp (as Motz calls it), the epic Reddit Thanos banning of 2018, and actually diagnose real chess matches that Motz is getting destroyed in. Follow Us…
63: Not Sure If We Will Have Time
Jul 5 • 41 min
It is 4th of July again! Before we set off on firework adventures we take a look at the crazy world of FIDE and the madness surrounding the next president. Motz also adventures to Costco in his tiny smart car and Danny recaps his crazy weekend at John's…
62: Our Rhymes Are Tight
Jun 28 • 28 min
It was someone's birthday this weekend and what a story does he have in store for our listeners! Danny heads off to the amazing wedding of our friend John and for the first time he has no role in a wedding except to just be himself… Follow Us Danny:…
61: Pump That Bass & Throw That Iron
Jun 21 • 32 min
We take a look back at Motz and Danny's childhood and the interesting paths they both took to get here today. Then we break down all the crazy that is happening in the chess world including accounts getting hacked, Nakamura adopting Komodo, and two factor…
60: Danny Is On A Boat!!!
Jun 14 • 17 min
That's right, for this special edition of Blunders, Danny is recording live from the top of a boat! We look back at the glorious wedding we recently attended and discuss proposals. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub…
59: #NotMyHansSolo
Jun 7 • 45 min
It is all chess all the time on Blunders this week! Norway chess just wrapped up and we have the full breakdown of all the awesome that occurred. Additionally, we break down our actual thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story even though we haven't seen it…
58: He Who Dances at Weddings
May 31 • 30 min
Motz is off traveling again, but it leads to some interesting discussion about Danny's Russian past, wanting to speak new languages, and how Motz is slowly falling in love with Spain. We also discuss the "International Chess Language" and how chess…
57: Story Telling with Danny and Motz
May 24 • 37 min
We did it!!! Finally a spoiler free #Blunders, but with plenty of Deadpool 2! Then it is our own story telling time as Motz has hurt his back yet again and Danny remembers his adventures in Russia from time passed. Danny also talks about his new corn free…
56: Tiny Hands with Ryan Reynolds
May 17 • 47 min
Danny plans a date night for his wife and Ryan Reynolds while staying completely off the grid. Motz is on the hunt for the ultimate blender to make the perfect smoothie and worlds collide on Ninja madness. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz:…
55: Beam Me Up FIDE
May 10 • 42 min
It is time for some whiskey and some inter-galactic FIDE discussion as the election for the next FIDE president heats up. Danny and Motz give their thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story's record breaking pre-sale numbers. In addition to this they also share…
54: Danny Lives Inside the Soul Stone
May 3 • 40 min
It is a new week, which means there is a new Marvel movie out. We try to not talk too many spoilers while still giving our full impressions. Motz talks about his biggest movie blunders and Danny tries to convince himself he isn't in a real estate pyramid…
53: Solving Office Coffee and Tough Product Decisions
Apr 26 • 52 min
Motz is back from his adventures in Spain and re-unites with Danny to talk about his latest coffee gadgets that hopefully solve Danny's problems he is having while at work. At the same time Danny missed Motzy so much that he can't hold back his…
52: Amateur Hour with John Urschel (The Best Podcast Episode Ever)
Apr 19 • 45 min
While Motz is away, Danny chats coffee, blunders, and tech with… John Urschel. That is correct, the legendary mathematician and former NFL player John Urschel fills in for Motz on this amazing Blunders episode to talk the U.S. Chess Championships, Amateur…
51: The New eSports: Chess & Zuckerberg
Apr 12 • 46 min
Danny is back from hosting the epic conclusion to this year's Pro Chess League and dishes out all the details. Motz has plenty of input on chess, coffee, but also Zuckerberg's 4.5 hour long senate hearing! We discuss all this and more. Follow Us Danny:…
50: 50 Shades of Nonsense
Apr 5 • 42 min
That is right 50 episodes! We did it!!!! We reflect on the last year, what brought us to this point, and why we love each other so much. Motz breaks down Ready Player One with his full review, Danny is heading off to the Pro Chess League, and family stuff…
49: The Struggle Is Real
Mar 29 • 52 min
Motz and Danny chat about Apple's new initiative to get the iPad into more schools, we break down the Pro Chess League and praise the hometown hero Caruana as he heads to take on our boy Carl! Danny also describes the state of premium chess learning that…
48: Nothing is Impossible
Mar 22 • 30 min
It has been a week and Motz has watched Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf about 100 times, the Candidates tournament is in full swing, and the Pro Chess League is getting ready to enter the finals. We break down all of this and more. Follow Us Danny: Twitter,…
47: #BulletJournal with Shia LaBeouf
Mar 15 • 42 min
The candidates tournament has officially kicked off and Danny gives his full impressions. We sidetrack to talk about Ikea trips, Hamilton, coffee drinking, and our love for Shia LaBeouf. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog,…
46: The 2018 Candidates Predictions
Mar 8 • 38 min
This week we go the deepest into chess than on any other episode as we sit down and give our predictions for the 2018 Candidates! As a bonus Motz and Danny give their full break-down (spoiler-free) of Black Panther. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch,…
45: Impress Your Partner Or Get Out
Mar 1 • 32 min
That is right! Motz finally sat down and watched Get Out! Danny is heading off to Costa Rica and we sip our buttery smooth cups of coffee. We also try to comprehend things we do not understand such as the Olympics, while Motz skips the Olympics and goes…
44: Black Panther and Digestible Pleasures
Feb 22 • 41 min
Motz makes the world's most expensive key lime pie, Danny recalls a thanksgiving to remember, we reflect on the new Mario movie, and Danny breaks down his thoughts on Black Panther. We also talk a lot of family talk to see if James is the worst uncle of…
43: Happy Heavy Falcon Landing Day
Feb 15 • 38 min
Love is in the air and boosters are landing themselves back on earth! This week we discuss what we have done and will be doing for our loved ones, how amazing the SpaceX landing was, and how Danny is the happiest man on earth with his new coffee…
42: Sports Ball Solo Bowl
Feb 8 • 44 min
That is right! There is a new Star Wars movie and we absolutely have to talk about it. Solo: A Star Wars Story we are coming for you. We don't stop there as we break down big upcoming chess tournaments, drinking local coffee, and review our super bowl…
41: I’m Sore Right Now: Old Man Stories
Feb 1 • 32 min
Motz pulled all of his lower back muscles and could barely move, Danny looks back at when he fumbled and got schooled by a pre-teen, and we discuss proper at the office coffee. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music…
40: You Were The Chosen One
Jan 25 • 45 min
It took us a month, but we are finally ready to discuss all things The Last Jedi! In this spoiler cast we discuss the ups and downs of the latest Star Wars epic. On top of that Danny finally started watching Stranger Things! We get his first impressions.…
39: Ballistic Missile Dodgeball
Jan 18 • 43 min
That is right! Motz took a 48 hour surprise trip to Hawaii only to be surprised by a ballistic missile crisis! Danny talks Werewolf and the Pro Chess League and a whole lot more. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub…
38: Ready Player AlphaZero
Jan 11 • 36 min
Motz is still getting into the swing of things in 2018 & Danny tries to tackle his first cold of the year. We discuss what it would be like if Danny became a pro football player, how Motz is tackling the gray of Seattle, and thoughts on Ready Player One.…
37: The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Bag
Jan 4 • 48 min
Both Danny and Motz snuggle up at home playing board games while they wait for the New Year ball to drop. Motz has a grand adventure attempting to find his long lost checked bag all while Danny tries to figure out how to interview chess players. Follow Us…
36: We’re Going to Disneyland
Dec 21, 2017 • 36 min
Surprise! We are going to Disneyland! Well Danny is literally at Disneyland for this special holiday episode! We discuss Disney magic, roller coasters, how Motz still hasn't seen Star Wars, and the delicious taste of hotel coffee. Follow Us Danny:…
35: AlphaZero Meets Laser Dome
Dec 14, 2017 • 39 min
That is right, we are back at it again with more AlphaZero machine learning madness. That isn't all though as Motz hits up the local laser dome, Danny has to make hard cuts, and Star Wars is coming to town. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com…
34: AlphaZero Takes Over The World
Dec 7, 2017 • 44 min
No more underscores in your username chess.com says! AlphaZero is destroying the world of chess and Motz is meowing with wolves out in New Mexico. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Ouija by…
33: Working for Danny
Nov 30, 2017 • 45 min
What would a day in the life of Danny's executive assistant be like? How would one hold such an honor and get this exclusive job? Danny breaks it all down on this week's episode. We also review the brand new Avengers… we mean Justice League movie and chat…
32: Being Thankful for Carl
Nov 23, 2017 • 34 min
It is our very first holiday spectacular! Danny and Motz spend Thanksgiving together, talking life, Carl, chess, and how to properly attend an OTB chess game! Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer -…
31: Ambidextrous Coffee Grinding
Nov 16, 2017 • 41 min
This episode almost didn't happen! Motz is off presenting around the globe and Danny has been crushing Chess and Twitch, but that didn't stop these two from more coffee, tech, and chess! Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog,…
30: Title Tuesday Madness
Nov 9, 2017 • 45 min
Danny puts out fires with his good friend Magnus as Title Tuesday's biggest event gets off to a bumpy start, while Motz is back from his long voyage from Latin America and has plenty of stories to be told. A quick follow up on the December coffee dripper…
29: Bidet Best Practices
Nov 2, 2017 • 35 min
This week Danny and Motz go a bit off the deep end and off topic on all things bidets, Halloween, cross-fit, and the intricacies of the Marvel universe. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Ouija…
28: My One Friend Cuba Gooding Jr.
Oct 26, 2017 • 44 min
This week Danny walks us through his legendary 30 seconds of directing a film staring My Friend CGJ, Motz breaks down a proper date night, and we can't shut up about foreign languages. We also break down some listener feedback on how to improve your chess…
27: Where In The World
Oct 19, 2017 • 49 min
Both Danny and Motz are off jet setting across the globe, but that doesn't stop them from playing amazing board games, drinking coffee, and playing tons of chess! Danny finally fills us in on his dispute and win over Microsoft and Motz runs frantically…
26: The Last Jedi
Oct 12, 2017 • 52 min
A new week, a new podcast format, a brand new Coffeehouse Blunders! We kick off episode 26 with a brand new format but with all the great coffee, tech, and chess that you know and love from Motz and Danny. This week Danny turns 32, Motz is back from his…
25: An Acquired Adorable
Oct 5, 2017 • 44 min
Motz travels to France to experience the finest food and drink, Danny tries to stay sane with his kids' fall break, and Magnus continues his world domination! Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer -…
24: Analyzing Wizard’s Chess
Sep 28, 2017 • 46 min
Four player chess goes viral, Motz tries to remember what he did last weekend in Chicago, and Danny attempts to find that perfect life/work balance. All this and more chess, tech, and coffee goodness on this week's show including an analysis of Wizard's…
23: Championship Championship
Sep 21, 2017 • 41 min
With the announcement of the Computer Chess Championship are chess engines set to take over the world?!?! How is Danny enjoying his new coffee setup, and will Motz be allowed to enter Brazil when he heads out there in a few weeks? Follow Us Danny:…
22: The King & Rook Swapperoo
Sep 14, 2017 • 49 min
Danny finally has the near perfect coffee setup with the help of Motz and his coffee obsession. Motz is getting ready to travel the entire world, while Danny couldn't be more excited about the Isle of Man and our main man Carl Magnuson getting ready to…
21: A Manventure with Banana Dan
Sep 7, 2017 • 45 min
What a week! It is the start of the Chess World Cup, aka the largest chess event of the year. Danny crushes it in some four player chess and now has access to some of the best coffee making tools thanks to Motz. That is right, Motz finally delivers on his…
20: Glamp It Up!
Aug 31, 2017 • 44 min
Summer is coming to a close, but chess is rocketing to all new heights just like Motz is on his first ever Frontier airlines flight. All this while Danny takes to glamping. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music :…
19: A Total Eclipse of the Heart
Aug 24, 2017 • 43 min
It is total eclipse week and both Motz and Danny survived without staring into the sun for too long. Danny locks in some speed chess championship while Motz reminds everyone to donate their solar eclipse glasses. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch,…
18: We’ll Take 3 Draws
Aug 17, 2017 • 49 min
The wait for Kasparov is over! This week he is back in full force at Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and we take a look at the early results. All of this is happening while Motz is zooming around on a new eBike, Danny steps up his computer game, and we take a…
17: Chess Is Like Mario Kart
Aug 10, 2017 • 44 min
This week Danny explores the wonderful world of at home ground coffee, playing blitz with giant chess pieces, and why his kids are awesome. Motz on the other hand is trying to beat the Seattle heat and explores the world of AI. Follow Us Danny: Twitter,…
16: Ergonomically Inappropriate
Aug 3, 2017 • 38 min
School is in full swing for Danny's kids and Motz has gone completely overboard on organizing his home office and it feels great. On top of that we discuss robots and trash talking chess players! Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter,…
15: Establishing the Norm
Jul 27, 2017 • 49 min
The speed chess championships are in full effect and Danny is all in, while Motz is aimlessly walking around trying to catch Pokémon in Pokémon Go! We tackle awesome listener feedback and chit chat about trying to find a home and the TI-83+ calculator…
14: Nakamura Live
Jul 20, 2017 • 37 min
Hikaru Nakamura takes center stage live streaming non-stop blitz for the world to see, all while our very own amazing Danny breaks 2500 for the first time and Motz reveals his new love of Oats Studios. Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz:…
13: Chess Camp
Jul 13, 2017 • 45 min
Prime Day has ruined Motz's week, while Danny records live from lovely hotel conference rooms in Tucson as he leads a chess camp. In addition to all this Chess Center is back and there is a big focus on Blitz! Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com…
12: The Return of Kasparov
Jul 6, 2017 • 39 min
Happy 4th of July! Excitement for fireworks aren't the only thing happening this week as Magnus is back in the meme light and Motz gets to the theater to fall deeply in love with Baby Driver. Danny gets pumped up about amazing upcoming events in the chess…
11: Doing Alright
Jun 29, 2017 • 49 min
Magnus crushes at the Paris Grand Chess Tour while Maurice crushes his spirits shortly after, just like Danny's spirits were crushed when someone stole his laptop this week. We get the full low down of the crazy situation that happened in the airport on…
10: When in Oslo Do As Magnus Does
Jun 22, 2017 • 45 min
Danny goes big downhill on a tricycle for Father's day all while Motz is still still attempting to recover from visiting the motherland of Magnus! We take a look at the upcoming Pro Chess League changes, how Chess.com broke the internet with big numbers,…
9: The Xbox Whaaattt???
Jun 15, 2017 • 43 min
This week we take a look at the life of Magnus, from the start to world champion as we watch his documentary. It is also E3 week with tons of technology and video game blunders that Motz and Danny investigate. We also answer listener feedback on what is…
8: Troubleshooting Chess Openings
Jun 8, 2017 • 50 min
Motz attempts to master the Ruy Lopez while sipping some pod based glorious espresso all while Danny experiences Amazon Prime Now for the first time ever! Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer -…
7: Who Took My Cookie?
Jun 1, 2017 • 45 min
This week Motz finds out exactly what a mating net is, learns how to fly in a seaplane without crashing, and how Danny is surviving the first week of summer vacation with his children. All of this while Motz stumbles upon his new crazy and addition,…
6: What Happened to Bobby Fischer?
May 25, 2017 • 44 min
Guillotine chess, roasting coffee at home, and understanding the craze and addition to spinners and fidget cubes, all while Danny preps for the Speed Chess Championship. Motz asks an IM: What Happened to Bobby Fischer? Follow Us Danny: Twitter, Twitch,…
5: The Rising Spanish
May 18, 2017 • 50 min
It is back to the basics with Danny explaining the classic Ruy Lopez opening that Motz has heard and seen so much of and why it is so popular. We get a robovac update, security patches, and find out why it is so important to teach new players chess.…
4: Carl Magnuson
May 11, 2017 • 49 min
This week we discuss Amazon's announcement of the Echo Show and all of the always listening devices around the house. Motz picks up a brand new robot vacuum that may or may not simplify and clean the house. We then discuss just how much you can make as a…
3: Learning Through Communicating
May 4, 2017 • 43 min
Everything doesn't always go right, but when it does you need to communicate. Danny and Motz reflect on a tough week on the job and how they stepped back, reflected, and apologized. Motz is back from Cuba with a full breakdown of the adventure had and…
2: If You See Something, Say Something
Apr 27, 2017 • 40 min
This week Danny breaks down Chess Country and the Speed Chess Qualifiers, while Motz attempts to rationalize his addiction to watching April the Giraffe. We take an odd turn and break down our favorite Star Wars movies and attempt to figure out if Motz…
1: The Perfect Coffee Stirrer
Apr 20, 2017 • 54 min
Motz is on the hunt for the perfect coffee stirrer for his Chemex, while Danny attempts to figure out how to handle his 12 year old Nash and his first "relationship" and takes a swim with the Sharks. Welcome everyone to Coffeehouse Blunders, your weekly…