Happy Hour with Dennis and Erik

Happy Hour with Dennis and Erik

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A candid and open weekly discussion between Dennis and Erik over drinks


59 – The Mission Zone
May 7
The hosts discuss Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” documentary, Zach Galifianakis’s “Between Two Ferns” movie, Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” movie, the Election Profit Makers podcast, the miniseries “Chernobyl”, and Sleepy Joe’s VP potential picks.
58 – The Depravity of Youth
Apr 30
The hosts discuss walking with our ancestors, Joni Mitchell’s repertoire, with a special guest appearance by North Carolina Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti to tell an old story of a rowdy bachelor party in the 1970s, and how romance languages struggle with…
57 – Stoking Chaos
Apr 23
The hosts discuss Erik’s son’s memory abilities, Dennis’ unemployment journey, how Trump is an escape artist, Joe Biden’s best VP pick, how insane all the COVID protesting is, and we finish with another rendition of the COVID musical classic, Six Feet…
56 – Seven Out Of Seven
Apr 16
The hosts discuss the smell of dogwood flowers, how the Christian Right loves Trump, the Seven Deadly Sins, Atheism, the movie Gremlins, Erik’s new mohawk quarantine haircut, Sudoku, and Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, and Charles Barkley commercials.
55 – Psycho-phant
Apr 9
The hosts discuss Trump’s handling of the COVID19 crisis, how data can be used to track COVID, what it’s like to die from COVID, and why you should say goodbye in the hospital parking lot, Joe Biden’s humanity, laugh tracks, and Denzel Washington movies.
54 – If They Boxcar You…
Apr 2
The hosts discuss COVID19 nightmares, J.B. Smoove, the finale of The Outsider, the TV show True Blood, The Leftovers, and the fantastic 1998 Denzel Washington film, Fallen.
53 – Think Inside The Box!
Mar 26
The hosts discuss the national leaders’ response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the need to consider The Denominator, Dennis has an idea for a Coronavirus laser walking stick, Dennis bought a new toaster, Dolly Parton, Gerry Rafferty, Robin Williams…
52 – My Better Three Quarters
Mar 19
The hosts discuss the impending COVID-19 pandemic, Trump’s assumption that Google was building a site, the Spanish virus lockdown, the 1918 Spanish flu, 1996 John Travolta movies, the final Sanders v. Biden debate, flip-flopping, and the movie Cast Away.
51 – Spidermonkeys Swinging In The Tree Of Doubt
Mar 12
The hosts discuss Forrest Gump, bizarre John Cage music, how trees and pigeons see the world, the Oscar winning movie, Green Book, how Bloomberg did NOT give every American a million dollars, and Joe Biden’s inevitable yawn-tastic nomination for 2020.
50 – There’s no bear there
Mar 5
The hosts discuss jet lag from the antipode, how Americans are afraid of Corona Beer, Dennis’s gumbo/jumbalaya skills, Erik bought a boomerang and got to see a koala, Ford vs. Ferrari, Lucy in the Sky, Burn After Reading, Hunters, and Joe Biden’s rise in…
49 – Reality as Seen Through The Lens of Time
Feb 27
The hosts record from different days on opposite sides of the Earth, discussing antipodes, the physics of traveling through the center of the Earth, Dennis’ house got shot, cars in Europe and Australia, US Democratic Primaries, fashion industry faux pas,…
48 – Bleeding in Paris
Feb 20
Erik’s shin was bleeding when going through immigration in Paris, Dennis gets yelled at for being helpful on an airplane, Erik chose poorly for in-flight entertainment, Dennis wore women’s underwear, the hosts discuss Dexter, IT, and the awesomeness that…
47 – A Web of Deception and Ruin [LIVE]
Feb 13
The hosts discuss their golf vacation, Apple live photos, compiling photos into a movie, either with iMovie, Google Photos, or morphing software, a recently Google Maps hack, the Democratic primary race, absentee voting from abroad, and Texas Hold ‘Em…
46 – Look at the road, Jack!
Feb 6
The hosts discuss Mel Brooks’ legacy, a Monty Python documentary series on Netflix, the clusterfuck that was the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucus.
45 – Infinite Entanglement With Other Souls
Jan 30
The hosts mourn the death of Terry Jones, the new HBO show, The Outsider, Russian dashcam footage of the 2013 meteor, how the universe connects us all, Mexican puppets, India Pale Ale, and Kurt Vonnegut.
44 – Lift and Squirt
Jan 23
The hosts discuss weather-prohibiting funeral attendance, personally embarrassing mud and scatological experiences, Netflix viewer measuring tactics, and high tech car windshield replacement.
43 – Oak Notes Are Like Velvet, Soft and Chic
Jan 16
The hosts discuss Scandinavian Christmas beers, Geico ads involving Pinocchio and woodchucks, the Dead Parrot Sketch, expensive Macallan whisky, a Spanish liqueur, and the British Royal Family.
42 – Missouri Loves Company
Jan 9
The hosts discuss Spanish Christmas and New Year’s traditions, international time, the meaning of life, the universe and everything, the statehood of Missouri, YouTube Copyright AI, Elon Musk, Misery, David Bowie, Ricky Gervais, young Jon Voight, and…
41 – I once had a wife named Ginger…
Jan 2
The hosts discuss hanging guitars on the wall, Dennis’ basement quads, a new style of “lowest spade” poker, Better Call Saul, The Patriarchy, The Addams Family, jumping ramps on bicycles as kids, and the logistics of fly fishing.
40 – Yes We Leprechaun!
Dec 26, 2019
The hosts discuss the finale of Watchmen, the movie Bombshell, how great and flaky Bill Murray is, and the end of the Star Wars Nonology.
39 – It should’ve gone without saying
Dec 19, 2019
The hosts discuss how memories are used in sci-fi, the tv show Servant, Dennis’ snowman pooper, the bizarre Catalonian tradition of the *caganer*, Jack White and Jack Black, and the Mandela Effect.
38 – Sicilians, you’re breaking my heart
Dec 12, 2019
The hosts discuss suspenders, dressing up as Santa, the Irishman, Watchmen, HD motion interpolation (a.k.a. the “soap opera effect”), and flying cars.
37 – Curly Fried Tubers
Dec 5, 2019
The hosts review Biden’s finger biting personality, Kurt Russell’s Santa, sports mashups, how to make the perfect french fry, and how Zach Galifianakis differs from Tom Green and Ali G.
36 – Turducken of Unknown Knowledge
Nov 28, 2019
The hosts discuss Facebook creepiness, how Twitter works, Erik received a prank plumbing call, Dennis likes The Circus on Showtime, Erik likes The Morning Show on Apple TV+, and Erik bought a Fender Telecaster.
35 – Copper Cooper Cobbler Co-op
Nov 21, 2019
The hosts invent the Beercicle™, Erik showed his kids the movie Grease, which is raunchy as hell, Dennis doesn’t know baby animal names, Erik’s going Down Under, and there are many Clown Phenomena.
34 – Brooklyn Platonic Association of Podcasters
Nov 14, 2019
The hosts discuss Watchmen, Red and Blue shows, Zeno’s Impeachment Paradox, Buttigieg’s dance craze, and Trump’s impeachment hearings and huge handwritten notes.
33 – There may be a chuckle in here somewhere
Nov 7, 2019
The hosts discuss the transience of the human self, the impeachment hearings, shopping with their wives, Dennis’ temporary garage, and political movies: Vice, W, Game Change, and All the President’s Men.
32 – Pinball Machine of Common Sense
Oct 31, 2019
The hosts discuss Joker, Watchmen, Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman, Penn & Teller, Success Documentaries, Correlation vs. Causation, traffic accidents, and billionaire politics.
31 – Jovian Ring Cave
Oct 24, 2019
The hosts discuss Dana Carvey’s old tv show, how the future of video media will largely be fake, the meaning of the Universe, what’s up with Modern Art, and how great Rowan Atkinson is, and how to pronounce Buttigieg.
30 – I put a spell on you
Oct 17, 2019
Erik traveled to the faraway land of Taiwan and ate some disgusting food, Dennis sang “I put a spell on you”, thinks you can kill a deer with just a knife, and both appreciate Robin Hood and John Candy.
29 - Spooktacular: Authenticate Your Potential to be a Mannequin
Oct 10, 2019
Dennis was terrified in a haunted house, tells stories about working at haunted houses, and Erik reads a fantastically scathing description of Trump.
28 - What is your Clown King doing now?
Oct 3, 2019
The hosts saw some movies, discuss pig latin, how annoyed bats are with each other, the New Orleans live music scene, the ouvre of Mike Judge, and how awesome Phoebe Waller-Bridge is.
27 - Cowboy Caught The Same Fish Twice
Oct 3, 2019
Dennis went fly fishing with his brothers and friends, and Erik went to France, and now appreciates scotch whisky, and French airport security.
26 - What do you want to be plumb with?
Sep 26, 2019
Dennis can’t get anything perfect, Erik went to the beach and saw Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Tarantino’s latest Oscar-bound flick.
25 - The Defenestrated Fire Engine
Sep 19, 2019
Erik doesn’t like missing mind-reading spiders, Dennis has a bleachy bathroom, Mr. Wizard is a dick, Dennis did experiments with frogs and snakes as a kid, Erik reveals where he met his wife, how his son defenestrated a fire engine, and Dennis discusses…
24 - Shoeing a Bald Nun
Sep 12, 2019
Dennis assaulted a nun with a wingtip in high school, autodefenestration, Trump fat-shames a supporter, Dennis the Chick meets a gruesome end, follow-up on the death of Erik the Chipmunk, \#MeToo, and the Joker movies.
23 - Master of Creative Darkness
Sep 5, 2019
Dennis composes a country ballad, the hosts discuss some great 2019 movies, The Irishman, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Dennis is still terrified of bats, as is Erik of mosquitos and spiders, and quicksand is the worst!
22 - Purple Chipmunk Proboscis
Aug 29, 2019
Dennis has bats, tells a gruesome story of a chipmunk’s purple death, Erik likes a good scurry in the morning, and they talk about movies with Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and the directorial genius of Wes Anderson and David Fincher.
21 - Quixotic Amber Camel
Aug 22, 2019
The hosts talk about singing with perfect pitch, stumble into misremembering some classic artists, tilt at the pronunciation of Don Quixote, discuss how language evolves and the similarities between Deadwood and Dawson’s Creek.
20 - We’re Big in Uruguay
Aug 15, 2019
The hosts talk about ant karma, Bohemian Rhapsody, Abbey Road, the video for Penny Lane, what a dick Trump is, how scary DeepFake videos are, and our huge success in Uruguay.
19 - My Spooky Little Skull
Aug 8, 2019
The hosts talk about hairy nipples, flying ants, the TV show, Barry, Dennis confesses to Frank Sinatra Jr.’s kidnapping and builds a door, discovering Lizzo, and Irish pubs and craic.
18 - Irish Warrior Whispers
Aug 1, 2019
The hosts review the unsettling cinematic masterpiece, Biutiful, Erik discusses his deepest fears and why his family abandoned him, and Dennis reveals the true story of his past lives.
17 - Pesto Chango!
Jul 18, 2019
Erik hopped back over the pond, albeit with delays, both hosts are big fans of Javier Bardem and Michael Douglas, and the Mueller Testimony felt like Idiocracy.
16 - 10 Quintillion White Horned Devils
Jul 18, 2019
Dennis has termites and bad customer service at Lowe’s, Erik threw his kids out of a tree and probably killed a beautiful bluebird, a plan for solving World Hunger is hatched, Erik is livid about a McDonalds ad, and hilarious statues of the Trumps.
15 - Maximus Maverick Bovinus
Jul 11, 2019
Erik’s cat brought him a snake, Dennis is getting stucco work done, Erik doesn’t run with the bulls, but was born semi-bovine, the history of England is discussed, and go US Women’s Soccer Team!
14 - I wanna spit on you and eat your face
Jul 4, 2019
Dennis gets bad customer service, both buying beer and paint, money-making schemes involving inflatable house flies, a review of Big Little Lies, when Forrest Gump met Nixon, and the phenomenon of Bad Lip Reading.
13 - Can you ship a sedated wolverine?
Jun 28, 2019
Both hosts play golf, only one with a frog, shipping live animals is considered, Dennis made some special-sand concrete, Erik’s wife dissected a mole, and do zombies poop?
12 - The Most Appealing Part of Your Impediment
Jun 20, 2019
Guest appearance by mutual friend, Dr. Pud, Dennis played golf (and well!), Erik’s daughter took First Communion, JFK was inspiring, the Wild West was wild, and Erik’s washing machine broke
11 - Work the Body, Grow the Mind
Jun 13, 2019
Dennis was a naughty Catholic schoolboy, Monkeys are polytheists, Homework sucks, Jimmy Carter and bowler hats were awesome, and we should all play children’s games
10 - Blessed with the oil of a thousand Popes
Jun 6, 2019
Dennis moved houses, Erik watched The Karate Kid with his kids, Dennis lost his phone, Erik got passports for his family, and Trump is still a fool.
9 - Enough With The Monkey Stories!
May 23, 2019
Erik doesn’t know how to book a vacation, Trump cheats at golf, Dennis went to a convict rodeo, and Erik played golf on the beach.
8 - Hokey, Pokey, Spooky
May 16, 2019
Erik goes to a Basque cider house, Dennis’ brother had a farm – ee i ee i o, international animal sounds, and what it’s really all about, the hokey pokey, but then things devolve into making percussive sounds with their bodies.
7 - Harvesting French monkey tears
May 9, 2019
Erik goes to Disneyland Paris, selling children’s tears is the Next Big Thing™, French bathrooms are weird, as are black holes.
6 - A hundred percent salmon all of the way
May 2, 2019
Our hosts contemplate the meaningless of our existence, space travel cognitive shifts, festivals in New Orleans, what it means to be rich, Game of Thrones, and gangly monkeys.
5 - I am Lamp Man
Apr 25, 2019
Dennis plays live music in New Orleans in this Halloween-themed podcast in April discussing mermaids and the New Orleans night life.
4 - The days are long and the years are short
Apr 18, 2019
On this musical episode, our hosts discuss Sex Ed, anal robots, twin studies, parenting time, NCAA prognostication, and the cure for the common cold.
3 - My job is to get a man on the moon
Apr 10, 2019
Erik takes his kids to a Warner Bros theme park, Erik has a classmate in space, and of course the Beatles and Monty Python enter the discussion.
2 - That’s not my arm!
Apr 3, 2019
Dennis nearly loses a hand, while Erik went to IKEA and watched the Tom Hanks classic “Big”.
1 - A Room Full of Spider Monkeys
Mar 28, 2019
Our hosts discuss religious art, Monty Python, Jesus’ comedian twin brother, and mothers-in-law.