The Green Hour with Dan and Jerry

The Green Hour with Dan and Jerry

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Formally known as “Slow Death in the Afternoon Podcast,” this is a podcast for absinthe enthusiasts, creative people, or anyone who likes to have fun. Join Dan and Jerry as they follow the Green Fairy into places where they probably shouldn’t go.


Revisiting Nerd Outpost 209 with Mike McShane
Sep 30 • 64 min
Our old friend Mike McShane (IMDb Link) returns to regale us of backstage tales and sordid details of the times before the glitz and the glory (in other words, back when we were all in college together, hanging out in the back rooms at restaurants and…
You Are Absinthelutely Correct
Sep 23 • 71 min
If Jack from The Shining were drinking absinthe at that bar, he would have written a wonderful novel instead of turning psycho murderer. Just sayin’. That is one of many important discussions we have here at this terribly important and so very serious…
Dan and Jerry’s Excellent Adventure
Sep 15 • 55 min
Sadly, Keanu Reeves couldn’t join us on this episode as he’s busy in Germany filming the new Matrix movie, but we do talk a bit about Bill and Ted, as well as some timely absinthe news, and … oddly … UFO sightings in New Jersey which according to the news…
Absinthe and Ammo
Sep 9 • 70 min
Remember that old Warren Zevon song, “Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money”? Well, this is not it. This is more, “Send Fairy Dust, Zombies, Bob Newhart, The IT Crowd, Travel Man, What We Do in the Shadows, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Rick Wakeman, Jeff…
Drinking Absinthia Absinthe with Absinthia!
Sep 2 • 60 min
Dan and Jerry — after over 9 years of procrastinating — finally have the one and only Absinthia as our guest! She tells the boys about the trials and tribulations of being a woman bringing a genuine organic absinthe to market. Dan does most of the…
Burning Plane Crash full of Spiders
Aug 17 • 55 min
This one has hookah pipes, book discussions ranging from The Hardy Boys through Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Dan’s connection to the late, great Philip K. Dick, and some glowing notes about an absinthe called “Meadow of Love.” Plus, of course, all the…
Dan Bought a Chinese Atomic Bomb Lamp
Aug 10 • 60 min
The title says Atomic “Bomb” Lamp, not Atomic “Bong” Lamp. Meanwhile, Jerry suffers from some credit card fraud but was saved, apparently, by Netflix, Dan gives his recommendation on what he puts on his “music to sip absinthe by” playlist, and Jerry tells…
It’s a Rootin’ Tootin’ Ride Through Absinthe Mountain!
Aug 2 • 67 min
Learning history via cartoons New York absinthe bars Remembering Occupy Wall Street Shakespearian Insults and the Insultamatic Camera System Why are end of the world stories always so popular? Jerry has a mind boggling physics question for all you…
Beep Beep Make Room for My Little Jeep
Jul 27 • 71 min
Trust us, if you don’t know what the title is referring to, then you don’t want to know. Other than that, this episode basically talks about box monkeys who are obsessed with those with bigger boxes, and the boys talking about Occupy Wall Street (remember…
Getting Arrested while Holding Twinkies
Jul 19 • 67 min
Dan and Jerry talk about stuff. And things. And jail. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slowdeath/message
We’re Just a Bunch of Box Monkeys
Jul 13 • 77 min
Back in 2011, Jerry found out that, contrary to his expectations, it kind of sucked to live in a high-rise corner penthouse. Also, this is a COVID-19-free episode, though we do talk a lot about the zombie apocalypse … so it’s about the same thing. Just…
Be Excellent To Each Other
Jul 6 • 92 min
To wear a mask, or not wear a mask … that is a question. To go on an outing or stay home. To decide if you are an introvert, or an extrovert … is it one or the other, or is there a spectrum? Also: spider-eating vacuums, pinball games and slot machines,…
Think Different
Jun 29 • 54 min
Sick of hearing about the 2020 pandemic? This is a pandemic-free episode! How?! Because it was originally recorded in 2011, and in it Jerry talks about the email he once received from Steve Jobs, Dan questions how Saint Peter ended up being Heaven’s…
And the Pod Gods Frowned
Jun 17 • 78 min
The pod gods smited us during this episode, forcing us to regroup and pick up the pieces. Among the cursed subjects are Romper Room memories, the horrors of finishing a bottle of Le Tourment Vert, and experimenting with the ROOT OF ALL EVIL (it’s not…
Love And Chatbots
Jun 7 • 62 min
Even back in 2011 Dan and Jerry were talking about the ominous aspect of not knowing if you’re talking to a real person, or a bot, on the Internet. In this episode, Jerry is drinking Esprit Edouard, and Dan gives a review of Père Francois. What are you…
Death From the Ankles Down
May 31 • 73 min
Topics covered in this silly train wreck: How not to break your absinthe fountain Why you should rent movies instead of buy them Dan and Jerry pitch a seriously low budget movie to either Neflix or Syfy Other assorted Green Hour shenanigans Grab your…
Day Drinking on a Sunday Morning
May 17 • 63 min
It’s 10 AM for Dan and 12 Noon for Jerry, but hey, it’s a Sunday, and so who cares? Get your drink ready and join us for The Green Hour, where Jerry is enjoying his La Clandestine (now that he’s figure out to not dilute it so much) and Dan gives advice to…
Art is Anything You Can Get Away With
May 12 • 77 min
Important lessons to learn: How not to be roofied (Jerry’s girlfriend had a very close call); buying glasses on the Internet is a total crapshoot; don’t try to treat an eye infection with flaming absinthe; and how to make a absinthe Mojito. Special guest…
Alcoholic Beverage Slap-downs and Antisocial Networks
May 9 • 81 min
In this retro episode the boys discuss the movies Sucker Punch, Tank Girl, and 300; about charging back businesses which waste your time; about getting Australian Spiders via the mail; about Dan going to the Absinthe show in Las Vegas; and about watching…
Squandering In Ignorance
Apr 29 • 69 min
So the United States Government finally makes an official admission that, in effect, UFO’s are real, and in this day and age we pretty much yawn and say, “Whatever.” Has it really come to this? Yes, dear friends, it has. But there is one positive note:…
Should the Absinthe Festival Be Online?
Apr 23 • 62 min
If Burning Man is going to be online this year instead of out on the Playa, why can’t the various absinthe festivals be online? And if they’re not, should we create our own? Let’s discuss. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slowdeath/message
Easter is a good time for a Green Hour
Apr 14 • 70 min
In this special episode, recorded mostly on Easter Sunday 2020, we’re joined by special guest Kim Haasarud, a James Beard-honored mixologist, author, beverage consultant, and Vice President of the United States Bartenders Guild, where she tells us how we…
Quarantine’s Got Talent!
Apr 4 • 64 min
Between Dan posting quarantine memes and Jerry posting pictures of birds and squirrels, the boys are keeping themselves occupied during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. The US Bartender’s Guild is collecting money to help those laid off during the crisis,…
The Hunt for Green October
Mar 31 • 49 min
If a bee is like a sharp stick, a wasp is like an automatic handgun. Why would you ever put a wasp in your absinthe? Why? And why should anyone even have to ask that question? Like why should you not put plutonium in your 3-Mile Island Root Beer Schnapps?…
The Mummy Speaks!
Mar 25 • 60 min
Our special guest on this episode is a 3000 year old mummy. Little did he know his afterlife would be so “Meh.” —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slowdeath/message
If Beer Grew On Trees
Mar 17 • 36 min
Remember way back in 2011 when the CDC released information about how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slowdeath/message
Injecting Testosterone Into Your … Area
Mar 13 • 65 min
Change is in the wind. Our podcast’s name is going to gently morph into “The Green Hour with Dan and Jerry” mainly because it would probably be easier to get guests to join us for that, than for a “Slow Death in the Afternoon.” In this episode Jerry is…
If You Louche It, They Will Drink
Mar 7 • 70 min
Mephisto Absinthe Review. Tattoo ideas. Old fat Elvis paintings on black velvet. Earthquake stories. Giraffe curling. And, how good are zombies at washing cars? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slowdeath/message
The Green Hour with Dan and Jerry
Feb 29 • 62 min
Dan tells a tale of phantasmagoria while Jerry sips Jade 1901 and listens in fascination about demons, murders, and what old-timey people used to do before there were horror movies. There is also a tale of murder that was blamed on absinthe, and which…
Song about Absinthe written by Artificial Intelligence, and Tenth Ward Absinthe Review
Feb 19 • 55 min
Season two premier episode, featuring a song about absinthe written by an artificial intelligence, Dan giving his initial taste test and review of Tenth Ward Absinthe, and Jerry takes us through a bizarre history of alcoholic beverages used as medicine…
Searching for Absinthe and Roasting Dan at His Own Funeral
Dec 31, 2019 • 34 min
It’s Dan’s birthday! So what does he want? A funeral?!? Yes, that’s what he wanted, so that’s what we gave him. A comedy funeral “roast” hosted by none other than the one and only Mike McShane. That, and a bunch of bottles of absinthe. So a huge shoutout…
Psycho X Lovers and Glasses with Fricken’ Lasers
Dec 24, 2019 • 49 min
Greetings to all future peoples from us here in the distant past! This mostly retro episode of the podcast features glasses with fricken’ lasers, holiday shopping woes, and discussions about how you know when a Hollywood franchise is on its last leg when…
Probably Our Holiday 2019 Episode!
Dec 16, 2019 • 71 min
Why probably? Because we don’t really know. Dan is super busy with local shows for his day job for the rest of December 2019, and while Jerry may have a substitute guest host lined up, that also is not a for sure thing. Other than that, what can you…
Absinthe Tourettes
Dec 10, 2019 • 79 min
In this retro episode, Dan reviews three different absinthes: NV, Mephisto, and Vieux Carré. The boys also discuss scorpions inside bottles of liquor (why?!) and Arizona dust storms. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slowdeath/message
Losing Your Absinthe Virginity
Dec 3, 2019 • 72 min
In this episode Dan teaches Jerry how to professionally negotiate just about anything. Jerry tells Dan how to get people to leave when it’s time for them to go home. Also in this episode: Mashing up Watership Down with A Clockwork Orange. A robot which…
Thanksgiving 2019 Special
Nov 28, 2019 • 106 min
That’s right, future listeners, this episode was recorded waaaay back in November, 2019! Inside it contains: Cinnamon night sweats. Absinthe eggnog. Chocolate absinthe cigars. Absinthe, kittens, and anti-depressant hallucinogenics. Time-traveling…
Bartles and Hemingway
Nov 26, 2019 • 78 min
IN THIS EPISODE Dan and Jerry suggest you go to Meetup.com and start a local absinthe meetup group. Also, Dan urges Jerry to “practice what you’ve been drinking” tells him about how much he hates paying retail prices. No, seriously, he hates it. Also…
If you “Reimagine” Absinthe it’s probably not Absinthe anymore…
Nov 18, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode we touch upon recently announced Henrick’s “Absinthe Reimagined,” and while we’re not bashing it — because we haven’t actually tasted it — we’re skeptical about calling it “absinthe.” Also covered is the upcoming legalization of marijuana…
Absinthe Dot Awesome
Nov 12, 2019 • 76 min
In this episode we talk about Le Tourment Vert, and Jerry tells the tale of getting his very first bottle of Jade Nouvelle Orleans. Dan answers the question: is there anything special about absinthe sugar cubes. Jerry then tells Dan about the connection…
Louche Offs and Neutron Bombs
Nov 4, 2019 • 45 min
This episode was actually recorded right before Halloween 2019, and where Jerry lives there’s already snow on the ground. He is not happy about that. But besides that, the boys do a “louche off” taste test between Letherbee and Kubler to see which they…
It Came From the Living Horror of Zombie Beach
Oct 31, 2019 • 92 min
Featured here for the very last time, this is a remastered version of our Halloween Special with a brand new intro recorded in 2019. True ghost stories, and contacting spirits with a Ouija Board, Dan and Jerry follow the green fairy into places they…
Friends don’t let friends burn absinthe
Oct 28, 2019 • 67 min
In this episode, recorded October 24, 2019, Dan and Jerry explore where exactly the idea of burning absinthe came from, then dive even deeper to touch upon the origins of absinthe itself. Spoiler alert: it goes back way further than either of them…
You’re only immortal for a limited time
Oct 22, 2019 • 64 min
Fake IDs, podcasting during tornados, hamster powered podcasting, Nice Peter Picture Songs, using a pen as a weapon, and flapper terms from the 1920’s. Also, what if it’s your first time going to Burning Man and the Zombie Apocalypse has happened? Would…
If you have a great idea, run with it NOW
Oct 15, 2019 • 67 min
We titled this from a very small portion of the episode, but if you take nothing else away from listening (or don’t listen to this episode at all) just remember that bit. Both Dan and Jerry touch upon ideas they had but DID NOT run with, and someone else…
Get Down Funky Like a Furry Gibbous Monkey
Oct 8, 2019 • 68 min
We know it should probably be “Gibbon” monkey but that’s not the way it came out, all those years ago. What the heck are we talking about? You’ll have to listen to find out. Besides that foolishness, Dan gives a barside review of Haint Absinthe, and Jerry…
Zombies on Rainbows
Sep 30, 2019 • 64 min
This episode features La Sorcière Absinthe Supèrieure Verte and Grande Absente reviews from 2011. This is news to Jerry as he has no memory of ever trying Grande Absente, let along liking it. Side note: apparently in Stockton California all absinthe is…
Yes, you can make absinthe at home, but…
Sep 24, 2019 • 64 min
“If you cross-breed a cow with a buffalo … you really have to convince that cow, you know.” That’s a line from a song used in this episode. Does it have anything to do with absinthe? Not really. Does it have something to do with Dan and Jerry. YES. Yes it…
Coffee and Absinthe … oh my!
Sep 16, 2019 • 76 min
It’s like coffee and absinthe were made for each other … but will it go with Jade absinthe? And will Jade go with champagne? Jerry finds out. Also, Jade gets back to Jerry about a cork issue, and Dan talks about an article filled with such misinformation…
I Don’t Know … THIRD BASE!
Sep 9, 2019 • 60 min
Jerry learned something important from his recent absinthe emergency: how to NOT open a bottle of Jade. Meanwhile Dan is laughing because Jerry has a blood test in the morning and so can’t have anything to eat or drink after a certain time, and that time…
Soylent Absinthe Green
Sep 3, 2019 • 78 min
Jerry doesn’t know what or how he screwed up but apparently this episode was supposed to be named “Smells Like Teen Absinthe,” not the last one. That’s not the only thing he screws up — he can’t cook chicken without making himself sick, and he experiments…
Smells Like Teen Absinthe
Aug 27, 2019 • 58 min
Beer butts and torch lighters. Lip floss. Absinthe News. Zombies. This episode has it all! Also, for any horror fans out there, check out www.horroraddicts.net because not only is Ems a friend of Jerry’s, but their latest anthology contains one of Jerry’s…
Psychedelic Jellyfish and Mister Jaws
Aug 20, 2019 • 71 min
Road trips to nowhere, absinthe by diving enthusiasts, strange and awesome bars in faraway places, and bartenders who still think absinthe is either illegal or “not the real thing.” All this and more on this brand new episode recorded August 13, 2019.…
If You Really Want to Hallucinate…
Aug 13, 2019 • 55 min
Recorded in August 2019 and broadcasting into the future, Dan and Jerry talk about lots of silly stuff but also manage some serious discussion about how poorly absinthe is portrayed in the media, and give kudos to some lesser-known journalists who…
Quantum Weirdness with Random Giraffe Sounds
Aug 6, 2019 • 67 min
More lap giraffes? What is Faux Tuesday? How can Jerry be in two places at once? Who in the heck would put ice cream in beer, and why? All these questions are asked and never really answered in Episode 28 of Slow Death in the Afternoon Podcast … because…
Johnny Quest in Margaritaville
Jul 30, 2019 • 61 min
This one is a little bit Doctor Who — we barrow a TARDIS and spy on ourselves as we come up with the idea for this podcast. Also covered is the question: Are crazy people really crazy, or are they just seeing things that we can’t see? Dan tells about…
Absinthe Brands to Avoid, and Good Absinthe connected to Famous Artists
Jul 23, 2019 • 78 min
Remember Buddy Hackett? Dan does. We also remember the Kentucky Fried Movie, or at least the nude scenes. Besides that, Jerry and Dan go over some absinthe brands to completely avoid (and a major shoutout to Brian at the Wormwood Society website who…
Plug it into the UFO Port
Jul 18, 2019 • 61 min
Recorded July 17, 2019, in this episode we reveal why we like Lucid now way, way more than we used to (hint: Ted Breaux himself let us know why); we reveal what Jerry learned in his cocktail class given by the master mixologist Alex Ryser; and we discuss…
Lap Giraffes and Pocket Rhinos
Jul 16, 2019 • 54 min
Remember lap giraffes? Dan thought they were real, and was greatly disappointed it was a hoax. He wanted one. He wanted to have a 3 foot giraffe that followed him around the house and begged for grapes. Meanwhile Jerry wanted either a pocket rhino (is…
The Philanthropist and the Philanderer
Jul 7, 2019 • 77 min
Dear future listeners, the freshness of this episode is “high.” Recorded on July 2, 2019, Dan and Jerry discuss why the Old Fashion cocktail is so dangerous, and Jerry professes his love for the Negroni (in all its various forms). Dan tells Jerry about…
Waiter, there’s a Scarab Beetle in my Absinthe
Jul 2, 2019 • 55 min
Dan and Jerry discuss the remaking of the movie “10,” and also ponder what it would be like to reboot The Road Warrior by having it star Pee-wee Herman. Also: Absinthe Jello Shots (Dan thinks they should be called “The Wiggly Fairy); how good the original…
Thunderstorms, Shakespeare, and Anarchy
Jun 25, 2019 • 103 min
Recorded during a major thunderstorm, this has bikers, drug lords, anarchy, and the importance of battery backup systems. Also absinthe becoming legalized in France, mini iPads (is that a feminine hygiene product?), and Doctor Hoodlum (is that a thing? If…
A Hunka Hunka Burning Toast
Jun 18, 2019 • 103 min
After Jerry lists off all the naughty girls that have been trying to get a hold of him via Skype, Dan and Jerry then create Facebook pages for their appliances so they can all like each other, then discuss the land-squid people who will take over Earth…
Why Vinyl is like Absinthe
Jun 11, 2019 • 68 min
Freshly recorded in early June 2019, Dan and Jerry explore the question of drinking in self-driving cars; why vinyl records are like absinthe; and which female pop stars they have fan-crushes on. Further plans are made for a Vegas meetup! —- Send in a…
Absinthe Party!
Jun 5, 2019 • 69 min
It was an absinthe party, recorded live. We got pretty damn drunk. What more can we say? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slowdeath/message
Secret bars, absinthe runs, and beer reviews gone bad
Apr 26, 2019 • 60 min
It’s 2019, do you know where you absinthe is? For Jerry, it’s in his basement man-cave waiting for a party. Meanwhile Dan tells of giant marijuana shopping centers in Vegas and we spontaneously make a plan to go there. You’re invited, too! Also, Jerry…
Our Interview with Andy Prieboy
Apr 21, 2019 • 84 min
Writer, songwriter, musician, and former member of the band Wall of Voodoo talks about the creative process; about pitching shows to Hollywood; about writing books vs. writing music; and about riding in an ancient steam-powered car with Jay Leno. He also…
Behind The Green Curtain
Apr 9, 2019 • 61 min
We are drinking absinthe during every episode and this one is no exception. Some of the alcohol-inspired confessions included here: neither Dan or Jerry feel like they’re adults. In day-to-day dealings with “adults” both of us have to put on our “adult…
We see drunk people … they don’t even know that they’re drunk
Apr 2, 2019 • 78 min
We couldn’t decide whether to call this episode “We see drunk people,” or “Hairy Man Cleavage.” We went with the one that wasn’t quite as disgusting. Featured in this episode is music by Jim’s Big Ego (check them out at bigego.com) (and also check out the…
Lawyers, Guns, and Plutonium
Mar 25, 2019 • 61 min
As the evil girl scout says, “Next time just buy the damn cookies.” Music featured in this episode is the awesome song, “We Are Hearty Drinking Men” by Andy Prieboy who (spoiler alert) will end up being a guest on a future episode. —- Send in a voice…
Mr. Satan’s Wild Ride
Mar 22, 2019 • 320 min
Drinks covered in this episode are Absinthe Dew’d, Redeye, and Mean Leprechaun. Also featured is the Molly Lewis song “Peep Fight,” and the burning question: what is more romantic, a Winnebago or a mule? Speaking of burning … what if there was a Disney…
More about Absinthe and Creativity
Mar 19, 2019 • 71 min
Hello listeners in the future! Dan makes a prediction from 2011 about 2020 … tune in to see how accurate it is (or isn’t) turning out to be. Also we talk a lot about absinthe and creativity, automated razor blades for your head, Dita Von Teese pouring…
Chaotic Evil and Lawful Good
Mar 15, 2019 • 68 min
Hello future people! We’re broadcasting this episode from the not-so-distant past of March 12, 2019, and discussions range from the band “Ghost,” to Wake Brewing in Rock Island, Illinois, to doom metal, to Jerry’s new puppy who looks like it should be a…
Caffeinated Beer and Microwaving CDs
Mar 12, 2019 • 88 min
Hello people in the future! This is Jerry and Dan in the past broadcasting to you through time and space, and probably through some snow and ice as well. We talk about the wonders of caffeinated beer; about how the women in Finland are especially…
100 Cigars and Alcohol in Pringles Cans
Mar 7, 2019 • 63 min
This brand new episode was recorded on March 5th, 2019, celebrating both Fat Tuesday and National Absinthe Day. We’re still in the past broadcasting into your future, but at least now every other episode with be in the less distant past. For detailed show…
Here, have a box of spiders
Mar 5, 2019 • 56 min
This episode is dark, has eight legs, and there’s a nice touch of absinthe in the middle. Basically, Dan and Jerry discuss their raging arachnophobia, and hilarity ensues. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slowdeath/message
How and Why Absinthe can Boost Creativity
Mar 1, 2019 • 68 min
Included in this episode: how and why absinthe boosts creativity in some people; vicious attack bunnies; Marilyn Manson’s art. Also included are things probably not appropriate for gentle ears. —- Send in a voice message:…
What would it be like to date Snow White?
Feb 26, 2019 • 51 min
This episode was recorded during a blizzard. Jerry actually has snow on his bed because he’d left his window open. Things discussed and explored (besides absinthe) is the wonderful dish that we’re calling “spagaleto” [spa-gah-leto]; adventures in sleep…
Santa Clause Flash Mobs and Zombie Car Washes
Feb 22, 2019 • 66 min
This is the episode where Jerry discovers the perfect mixer for absinthe that isn’t champagne nor water with a sugar cube. Also we cover Santa Clause flash mobs, zombie car washes, bowling with skulls, and why the mafia is awesome … because we don’t want…
Chased by a Buffalo, being Attacked by a Zebra
Feb 19, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode we discuss Dan’s run-ins with Data Von Teese, famous for doing a burlesque routine in a giant glass of [simulated] absinthe; searching for and collecting absinthe paraphernalia; and the rare vodka named Zubrowka. We also tell tales of…
Top 5 Myths about Absinthe
Feb 15, 2019 • 78 min
Hello future people! In this episode we debunk the top 5 myths about absinthe, we propose a drinking game based on how many times Jerry mispronounces things, and Dan reveals he is coming down with a case of germaphobia. We also touch upon the sometimes…
Ernest Hemingway’s Favorite Drink
Feb 13, 2019 • 49 min
Broadcasting from the past into the future, we regale you with tales of absinthe discovery, of close encounters with Hugh Hefner, of guilty pleasures and the long road leading to Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drink: Slow Death in the Afternoon. —- Send in a…