An Earful of Convoy/Cocktail The world's most popular Cocktail podcast http://earfulofcocktail.com en-us The world's most popular Cocktail podcast Alan Joyce and Hervey Okkles The world's most popular Cocktail podcast. The gang breaks Cocktail down, five minutes at a time, complete with painfully detailed analysis of every sip. We'll have special segments, special guests, and special effects. Join us for some Happy Hour Hijinx. clean http://earfulofconvoy.com/static/earful_album.png An Earful of Cocktail http://earfulofcocktail.com Copyright 2015-2017, An Earful of Cocktail Family Earful of Convoy: Episode 1 (0:00:00 - 0:05:00) Earful fans rejoice! Rubber Duck sees everything (and we mean EVERYTHING), and we see everything... of the first five minutes of Sam Peckinpah's Convoy. What is a Convoy? What is a Truck? Webster's has some answers. Ins-and-outs of Rubber Duck's cross-country travels are discussed. IT ALL STARTS HERE Earful fans rejoice! Rubber Duck sees everything (and we mean EVERYTHING), and we see everything... of the first five minutes of Sam Peckinpah's Convoy. What is a Convoy? What is a Truck? Webster's has some answers. Ins-and-outs of Rubber Duck's cross-country travels are discussed. IT ALL STARTS HERE http://earfulofcocktail.com ep1 Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:30:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 2 (0:05:00 - 0:10:00) We do our first live show, and what else is there to discuss than the second five minutes! Rubber Duck gets himself in a bit of a jam, and there may be a Cottonmouth to blame (!) Alan and Hervey check in with the goof squad and give practical advice on dealing with rattlesnakes. We do our first live show, and what else is there to discuss than the second five minutes! Rubber Duck gets himself in a bit of a jam, and there may be a Cottonmouth to blame (!) Alan and Hervey check in with the goof squad and give practical advice on dealing with rattlesnakes. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep2 Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 3 (0:10:00 - 0:15:00) We continue on to the third five minutes, and Convoy happenings abound! Join us as we run into a Bear in the Air, and discuss the cost of repairing a Jaguar XKE. Rubber Duck and gang are holed up at a diner, but that doesn't mean that you need to be! We continue on to the third five minutes, and Convoy happenings abound! Join us as we run into a Bear in the Air, and discuss the cost of repairing a Jaguar XKE. Rubber Duck and gang are holed up at a diner, but that doesn't mean that you need to be! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep3 Sat, 12 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 4 (0:15:00 - 0:20:00) Alan and Hervey hit a disagreement: Alan thinks these five minutes are really boring, and Hervey thinks its #totallyonfleek. Birthday boy Rubber Duck has a certain Violet in the back of his cab, and Dirty Lyle is being called bad names over a CB radio (for some reason). We discuss the logic of Love Machine/Pigpen and Spider Mike's decision, and more. Hashtag spoiler alert! Alan and Hervey hit a disagreement: Alan thinks these five minutes are really boring, and Hervey thinks its #totallyonfleek. Birthday boy Rubber Duck has a certain Violet in the back of his cab, and Dirty Lyle is being called bad names over a CB radio (for some reason). We discuss the logic of Love Machine/Pigpen and Spider Mike's decision, and more. Hashtag spoiler alert! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep4 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:30:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 5 (0:20:00 - 0:25:00) Calling all brawlers! We dive into the fist-scraping underworld of truckstop dust-ups. Rubber Duck and gang don't like to fight, but will do it if a certain Dirty Lyle baits them! And we don't like to fight about discussing the movie Convoy, but we will if disagreements arise in our movie analysis and we can't agree to disagree! Get ready for the most INVIGORATING five minutes you'll spend this side of Gatorade! Calling all brawlers! We dive into the fist-scraping underworld of truckstop dust-ups. Rubber Duck and gang don't like to fight, but will do it if a certain Dirty Lyle baits them! And we don't like to fight about discussing the movie Convoy, but we will if disagreements arise in our movie analysis and we can't agree to disagree! Get ready for the most INVIGORATING five minutes you'll spend this side of Gatorade! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep5 Sat, 9 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 6 (0:25:00 - 0:30:00) Time to hit the reset button! The masters of the "Sync", Hervey and Alan, do the ol' time warp again, and remap the very boundaries of time itself! That is to say, they upgrade a poor-quality DVD to a high-quality Blu-Ray, and the time-stamp discrepancies are illuminating! We talk commentary tracks, what Sam would have wanted, and do a blow-by-blow for last week's fight that is boring beyond words! Time to hit the reset button! The masters of the "Sync", Hervey and Alan, do the ol' time warp again, and remap the very boundaries of time itself! That is to say, they upgrade a poor-quality DVD to a high-quality Blu-Ray, and the time-stamp discrepancies are illuminating! We talk commentary tracks, what Sam would have wanted, and do a blow-by-blow for last week's fight that is boring beyond words! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep6 Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 7 (0:30:00 - 0:35:00) Time to break out your reading glasses! The paperback for Convoy ("the biggest book ever") has arrived, and you know what that means... Pageful of Convoy time! Duck is offering coffee to Melissa, as Dirty Lyle drives angrily for quite a while. This super-sized ep features cameos from Pizza Hut, Kate Middleton, Old Iguana, and a great deal on 22 liters of shells, and we have screenwriter B.W.L. Norton (in book form) to help us decode it all! And speaking of shells, Hervey has a bombshell that may change the way you view birthday boy Rubber Duck forever. Also featuring hit gameshow Guess the Pagecount! Time to break out your reading glasses! The paperback for Convoy ("the biggest book ever") has arrived, and you know what that means... Pageful of Convoy time! Duck is offering coffee to Melissa, as Dirty Lyle drives angrily for quite a while. This super-sized ep features cameos from Pizza Hut, Kate Middleton, Old Iguana, and a great deal on 22 liters of shells, and we have screenwriter B.W.L. Norton (in book form) to help us decode it all! And speaking of shells, Hervey has a bombshell that may change the way you view birthday boy Rubber Duck forever. Also featuring hit gameshow Guess the Pagecount! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep7 Sat, 20 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 8 (0:35:00 - 0:40:00) A few teeth less, but five minutes more! The Krafty Konvoy Krew put down their book, man, and meet Bob Bookman, a certain police officer who Hates Truckers. Siding against him, the radio crew recaps the thrills and spills, and Holy Jumpers!, there are plenty. Billboards, bears, and Bookmen, what more kould Konvoy (k)fans (k)want? A few teeth less, but five minutes more! The Krafty Konvoy Krew put down their book, man, and meet Bob Bookman, a certain police officer who Hates Truckers. Siding against him, the radio crew recaps the thrills and spills, and Holy Jumpers!, there are plenty. Billboards, bears, and Bookmen, what more kould Konvoy (k)fans (k)want? http://earfulofcocktail.com ep8 Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 9 (0:40:00 - 0:45:00) For those who found our podcast by checking the top search results for "convoy podcast" on DuckDuckGo, welcome to this happy place! Sad news today about the Princess, but we power on as Duck and the rest of the convoy powers on through a veritable dust bowl. Hosts Hervey and Alan are possibly caked up as they struggle to distinguish Pomp and Circumstance from La Marseillaise. Slightly more coherent dialogue about Convoy's role as an exploration of masculinity in the late '70s; Radcliffe girls will find much to like. For those who found our podcast by checking the top search results for "convoy podcast" on DuckDuckGo, welcome to this happy place! Sad news today about the Princess, but we power on as Duck and the rest of the convoy powers on through a veritable dust bowl. Hosts Hervey and Alan are possibly caked up as they struggle to distinguish Pomp and Circumstance from La Marseillaise. Slightly more coherent dialogue about Convoy's role as an exploration of masculinity in the late '70s; Radcliffe girls will find much to like. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep9 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 10 (0:45:00 - 0:50:00) Some Vengaboys analysis leads this very special episode of Earful of Convoy; as Lyle gets the perfect squeeze, we talk physics, analyze figs, and pick apart IMDB-alleged 'gay references'. But that's not all-- McDonalds slogans galore, and we employ email to answer the Fish Costumes questions you all want to know. And taking the Dog Brothers to task-- yes! A podcoy about nothing? I think not! Some Vengaboys analysis leads this very special episode of Earful of Convoy; as Lyle gets the perfect squeeze, we talk physics, analyze figs, and pick apart IMDB-alleged 'gay references'. But that's not all-- McDonalds slogans galore, and we employ email to answer the Fish Costumes questions you all want to know. And taking the Dog Brothers to task-- yes! A podcoy about nothing? I think not! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep10 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:20:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 11 (0:50:00 - 0:55:00) An embarrassment of riches in this jam-packed episode: a bonus Kristofferson movie (Semi-Tough), real-life audio clips of our arch-nemeses (the Dog Brothers), and of course two solid hours of Alan and Hervey's patented "Convoy-Analysis". Shall thou put the pedal to the metal? Is the Duck keeping the Sabbath holy? We consult the bible for clues! But more importantly, a new verse from C.W. McCall emerges, and His Words are parsed with care. The weight of pedals, applicability of federal law, fish costume updates from RD himself, titular bears in the air, and a special guest. It's feuding time! An embarrassment of riches in this jam-packed episode: a bonus Kristofferson movie (Semi-Tough), real-life audio clips of our arch-nemeses (the Dog Brothers), and of course two solid hours of Alan and Hervey's patented "Convoy-Analysis". Shall thou put the pedal to the metal? Is the Duck keeping the Sabbath holy? We consult the bible for clues! But more importantly, a new verse from C.W. McCall emerges, and His Words are parsed with care. The weight of pedals, applicability of federal law, fish costume updates from RD himself, titular bears in the air, and a special guest. It's feuding time! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep11 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 12 (0:55:00 - 1:00:00) Wellcome Beecham Beckham! In this episode of Earful of Convoy, feuds become final, Rubber Duck becomes explosive, and we answer some of the tough questions: What is the difference between binary and binary-encoded decimal? What is the difference between a majority, a super-majority, and a plurality? Can we read the phase diagram for nitromannite? Did we manage to snag a ticket for the last performance of the marvelous "Hamilton" by that magnificent bard, Lin-Manuel Miranda? And just how much IS that doggie in the window? Featuring the famous new segment "With Fresh Eyes". Wellcome Beecham Beckham! In this episode of Earful of Convoy, feuds become final, Rubber Duck becomes explosive, and we answer some of the tough questions: What is the difference between binary and binary-encoded decimal? What is the difference between a majority, a super-majority, and a plurality? Can we read the phase diagram for nitromannite? Did we manage to snag a ticket for the last performance of the marvelous "Hamilton" by that magnificent bard, Lin-Manuel Miranda? And just how much IS that doggie in the window? Featuring the famous new segment "With Fresh Eyes". http://earfulofcocktail.com ep12 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 20:15:00 +0000 BONUS CONTENT: Earful of Convoy air tests We check the audio fidelity so you don't have to. We check the audio fidelity so you don't have to. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep13 Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 13 (1:00:00 - 1:05:00) Much in the manner of Kvothe's search for blue fire, the Earful gang rolls up into the second hour of Convoy in search of truth in this exciting Monday episode. And much in the manner of Kvothe enacting justice againsts schoolmate Ambrose by summoning the wind (after first learning its name), the Earful gang summons the Dog Brothers by writing an email to the Dog Brothers in the hit segment "We Write an Email to the Dog Brothers." And much in the manner of Kvothe's dogged research questioning all that humanity knows about the nature of the Chandrian, the Earful gang questions everything about Convoy in this veritable "Episode of Questions". Tune in, drop out, and Pull a Kvothe yourself! (ding) Much in the manner of Kvothe's search for blue fire, the Earful gang rolls up into the second hour of Convoy in search of truth in this exciting Monday episode. And much in the manner of Kvothe enacting justice againsts schoolmate Ambrose by summoning the wind (after first learning its name), the Earful gang summons the Dog Brothers by writing an email to the Dog Brothers in the hit segment "We Write an Email to the Dog Brothers." And much in the manner of Kvothe's dogged research questioning all that humanity knows about the nature of the Chandrian, the Earful gang questions everything about Convoy in this veritable "Episode of Questions". Tune in, drop out, and Pull a Kvothe yourself! (ding) http://earfulofcocktail.com ep14 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 14 (1:05:00 - 1:10:00) In this episode, subtitled "The Education of Chuck Arnoldi", we bring you the latest in celebrity net worth, hypothesize what Convoy would be like without Melissa (not much difference), and even find time for our favorite segment, "Looking Up Things on Wikipedia." The real treasure here is Exhibit A, the interview with the Dog Brothers, which is roaring up your podcast feed right now. So listen in: we won't talk to you like a child. In this episode, subtitled "The Education of Chuck Arnoldi", we bring you the latest in celebrity net worth, hypothesize what Convoy would be like without Melissa (not much difference), and even find time for our favorite segment, "Looking Up Things on Wikipedia." The real treasure here is Exhibit A, the interview with the Dog Brothers, which is roaring up your podcast feed right now. So listen in: we won't talk to you like a child. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep15 Sat, 6 Aug 2016 17:00:00 +0000 EXHIBIT A: The Dog Brothers Interview We interview the Dog Brothers. We interview the Dog Brothers. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep16 Sat, 6 Aug 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 15 (1:10:00 - 1:15:00) We enter the episode 1 AD (after Dog Brothers) by journeying through Truckers' Heaven and Truckers' Hell in order to bring you these lacklustre five minutes. Kris Kristofferson performs lazy improv (????), Dirty Lyle navigates a harried timeline off-screen, and the governor's staff stands around looking evil. We elide 60 pages of terrible Pageful, discuss a deleted scene in "Darlene2Darlene", and experiment by performing some fun new music, live on air. We enter the episode 1 AD (after Dog Brothers) by journeying through Truckers' Heaven and Truckers' Hell in order to bring you these lacklustre five minutes. Kris Kristofferson performs lazy improv (????), Dirty Lyle navigates a harried timeline off-screen, and the governor's staff stands around looking evil. We elide 60 pages of terrible Pageful, discuss a deleted scene in "Darlene2Darlene", and experiment by performing some fun new music, live on air. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep17 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 16 (1:15:00 - 1:20:00) Haskins, Haskins! Here comes Haskins! And here comes Earful of Convoy: ep 16! As Duck and Melissa finally consummate their relationship, the Earful crew disambiguates Carousels from Merry-Go-Rounds, picks apart anniversary gifts, and empathizes with the political mobs of Trucker Heaven. Comes complete with our long-awaited analysis of "Around the World with the Rubber Duck"! Haskins, Haskins! Here comes Haskins! And here comes Earful of Convoy: ep 16! As Duck and Melissa finally consummate their relationship, the Earful crew disambiguates Carousels from Merry-Go-Rounds, picks apart anniversary gifts, and empathizes with the political mobs of Trucker Heaven. Comes complete with our long-awaited analysis of "Around the World with the Rubber Duck"! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep18 Sat, 10 Sep 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 17 (1:20:00 - 1:25:00) The way podcasts were meant to be recorded: with a majority of its fans in the studio with them. The Earful gang is joined by F'guest #1 and Amy as they dive into the seedy world of politics. Will Duck be a good People's Leader? What will that even mean? Will it make a good sitcom? Featuring fan-favorite games "Have You Shaken Hands with Your Dad?" and "Must One Sacrifice the Individual for the Cause of the Common Purpose?" #FinishStrong The way podcasts were meant to be recorded: with a majority of its fans in the studio with them. The Earful gang is joined by F'guest #1 and Amy as they dive into the seedy world of politics. Will Duck be a good People's Leader? What will that even mean? Will it make a good sitcom? Featuring fan-favorite games "Have You Shaken Hands with Your Dad?" and "Must One Sacrifice the Individual for the Cause of the Common Purpose?" #FinishStrong http://earfulofcocktail.com ep19 Sat, 1 Oct 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 18 (1:25:00 - 1:30:00) In an episode that critics are calling "overlong", the Earful gang picks apart the 18th five minutes of Convoy in very much the same way that Rubber Duck and pals pick apart Alvarez, Texas. Updates on a new feud with Chip Davis's publicists, comparisons with the Wild Bunch, C.W. McCall's surprising net worth, and the holidays. We get expert insight into the rules of Crazy Eights with Shiney (Don't Call Me Spider) Mike, and give you evergreen updates on the battle between the American League and National League. If you don't listen to the last half hour, we won't hold it against you! In an episode that critics are calling "overlong", the Earful gang picks apart the 18th five minutes of Convoy in very much the same way that Rubber Duck and pals pick apart Alvarez, Texas. Updates on a new feud with Chip Davis's publicists, comparisons with the Wild Bunch, C.W. McCall's surprising net worth, and the holidays. We get expert insight into the rules of Crazy Eights with Shiney (Don't Call Me Spider) Mike, and give you evergreen updates on the battle between the American League and National League. If you don't listen to the last half hour, we won't hold it against you! http://earfulofcocktail.com ep20 Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 19 (1:30:00 - 1:35:00) A meaty chunk of Convoy analysis for all the Convoyheads out there! Alan and Hervey really expore the social and political implications of the 19th five minutes, finding a surprisingly coherent anarcho-syndicalist message. (Maybe Old Sam was a good Union Man after all!) Meanwhile, we discuss the hypothetical sequel (Convoy 2: Mr Duck Goes to Washington), get our hands dirty with "Cannon Fodder", eat some matzoh, and apply the appropriate amount of hand-wringing for our part in normalizing President-Elect Trump. But ultimately, we must never forget, it's *Melissa's Five Minutes*. A meaty chunk of Convoy analysis for all the Convoyheads out there! Alan and Hervey really expore the social and political implications of the 19th five minutes, finding a surprisingly coherent anarcho-syndicalist message. (Maybe Old Sam was a good Union Man after all!) Meanwhile, we discuss the hypothetical sequel (Convoy 2: Mr Duck Goes to Washington), get our hands dirty with "Cannon Fodder", eat some matzoh, and apply the appropriate amount of hand-wringing for our part in normalizing President-Elect Trump. But ultimately, we must never forget, it's *Melissa's Five Minutes*. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep21 Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 20 (1:35:00 - 1:40:00) #GetWoke with the Convoy gang as we adjudicate canon in an action-packed episode: Duck gets separated, Pigpen crashes/mumbles, and the Bear gets into the Hardware. But importantly, we follow the money and see how deep it goes. Go Blue Pillin' with the Convoy gang and see how careless trucking causes wrecks. Go Red Pillin' with the Convoy gang and see how Steve Chasey Love coerced crowds of schoolchildren to their almost certain death. How many schoolchildren? We count! So sit back, buy a drinko, and try not to get too hot-blooded When Melissa Shrugs. Not featuring the famous segment "The Convoy Gang Writes An Email". #GetWoke with the Convoy gang as we adjudicate canon in an action-packed episode: Duck gets separated, Pigpen crashes/mumbles, and the Bear gets into the Hardware. But importantly, we follow the money and see how deep it goes. Go Blue Pillin' with the Convoy gang and see how careless trucking causes wrecks. Go Red Pillin' with the Convoy gang and see how Steve Chasey Love coerced crowds of schoolchildren to their almost certain death. How many schoolchildren? We count! So sit back, buy a drinko, and try not to get too hot-blooded When Melissa Shrugs. Not featuring the famous segment "The Convoy Gang Writes An Email". http://earfulofcocktail.com ep22 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 21 (1:40:00 - 1:45:00) As it happens to all Peckinpah protagonists, death comes to Rubber Duck. But the Konvoy Krew are alive and well; smashing, crashing, and analyzing the death of Duck at the hands of Lyle, the Texas governor, greenies, and purploids. Some fun on-air forum registration, some misplaced CDs, but mostly an embarrassment of analysis―was it correct for the Texas National Guard soldiers to run directly at their own machine gun? Would sand have been better? Let us be the judge! Steady progress towards finishing a Chip Davis email, challenging non-linear literature is explored in a plus-sized Pageful of Convoy segment, and special notes by "St Louis Dump Trucks". He lets us know what ol' Ernie Borgnine had to say about Fish Costumes, and tells about the director's cut of Convoy THE ESTABLISHMENT doesn't want you to know about. As it happens to all Peckinpah protagonists, death comes to Rubber Duck. But the Konvoy Krew are alive and well; smashing, crashing, and analyzing the death of Duck at the hands of Lyle, the Texas governor, greenies, and purploids. Some fun on-air forum registration, some misplaced CDs, but mostly an embarrassment of analysis―was it correct for the Texas National Guard soldiers to run directly at their own machine gun? Would sand have been better? Let us be the judge! Steady progress towards finishing a Chip Davis email, challenging non-linear literature is explored in a plus-sized Pageful of Convoy segment, and special notes by "St Louis Dump Trucks". He lets us know what ol' Ernie Borgnine had to say about Fish Costumes, and tells about the director's cut of Convoy THE ESTABLISHMENT doesn't want you to know about. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep23 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 22 (1:45:00 - 1:50:00) In the FFF (final full five), Earful is cut short by ten minutes due to baseball, but the Convoy crew perseveres with their unique style of controlled individualism―through asking the tough questions ("Why does Dirty Lyle Laugh?" "How did Duck grow a beard?"), and substantial research into Jonty Rhodes. For the second-to-last-time, we wish you a thumbs-up goodbye. (This episode brought to you by our new sponsor, vipfaq.) In the FFF (final full five), Earful is cut short by ten minutes due to baseball, but the Convoy crew perseveres with their unique style of controlled individualism―through asking the tough questions ("Why does Dirty Lyle Laugh?" "How did Duck grow a beard?"), and substantial research into Jonty Rhodes. For the second-to-last-time, we wish you a thumbs-up goodbye. (This episode brought to you by our new sponsor, vipfaq.) http://earfulofcocktail.com ep24 Sat, 8 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Convoy: Episode 23 (1:50:00 - 1:51:02) PARTY EP PARTY EP http://earfulofcocktail.com ep25 Sat, 15 Jul 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Cocktail: Episode 1 (0:00:00 - 0:05:00) The Cocktail Gang gets "Wild Again" as we set off on a new podtail... or should we say "pod tale"! After all, we have a Whale of a Story to share with you: the story of brash, young, scared military man Brian Flanagan and his dreams of owning the city of New York, one spinning bottle of liquor at a time. New features are debuted: "Drink of the Ep", "Flair in the Air", and "Who Let the Spoilers Out?". We pick apart the film’s depiction of masculinity in the 1980s, fill you in on the latest news and gossip about Gilles Gothic, examine the roots of George W. Bush’s imperialist aims, and check up on your favorite Long Island City subway stops. As we’ve always said, there has to be a crossroad, a place to draw the line. And as always, we attempt to answer the question, "what is theirs and what is mine?" The answer may surprise you. The Cocktail Gang gets "Wild Again" as we set off on a new podtail... or should we say "pod tale"! After all, we have a Whale of a Story to share with you: the story of brash, young, scared military man Brian Flanagan and his dreams of owning the city of New York, one spinning bottle of liquor at a time. New features are debuted: "Drink of the Ep", "Flair in the Air", and "Who Let the Spoilers Out?". We pick apart the film’s depiction of masculinity in the 1980s, fill you in on the latest news and gossip about Gilles Gothic, examine the roots of George W. Bush’s imperialist aims, and check up on your favorite Long Island City subway stops. As we’ve always said, there has to be a crossroad, a place to draw the line. And as always, we attempt to answer the question, "what is theirs and what is mine?" The answer may surprise you. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep26 Sat, 2 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Cocktail: Episode 2 (0:05:00 - 0:10:00) Outwork, outthink, outscheme, and outmanoeuvre: that's the strategy for the Cocktail Gang as we address the second five, as Brian Flanagan pursues other avenues and wears many ties. We are introduced to the first of Coughlin’s Laws, and hear the chilling name of "McDougall" for the first time. A lot happens during this episode: the psychology of Uncle Pat is delved, logical positivism is assessed, and we even start a lawsuit! Along the way, we attempt to solve the mystery once and for all: did the Mets win the World Series in 1969 or 1965? The movie "Cocktail" offers clues. New feature: "Coughlin’s Laws." Outwork, outthink, outscheme, and outmanoeuvre: that's the strategy for the Cocktail Gang as we address the second five, as Brian Flanagan pursues other avenues and wears many ties. We are introduced to the first of Coughlin’s Laws, and hear the chilling name of "McDougall" for the first time. A lot happens during this episode: the psychology of Uncle Pat is delved, logical positivism is assessed, and we even start a lawsuit! Along the way, we attempt to solve the mystery once and for all: did the Mets win the World Series in 1969 or 1965? The movie "Cocktail" offers clues. New feature: "Coughlin’s Laws." http://earfulofcocktail.com ep27 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Cocktail: Episode 3 (0:10:00 - 0:15:00) An episode with all the excitement of the Keynesian revolution... but wait, there's more! Brian Flanagan goes full frogman, concurrent with matriculation to the University of Toronto. He's slipping and sliding behind the bar, scoring big tips from the waitstaff and BIGGER tips from Douglas Coughlin. The cocktail gang analyze the terrible, terrible drinks of the 1980s that are screamed in Brian's direction, as well as the vacant heart of 1980s greed. What does it mean? Nothing! Also featuring "With Fresh Eyes", with DJ scuttle_toes. An episode with all the excitement of the Keynesian revolution... but wait, there's more! Brian Flanagan goes full frogman, concurrent with matriculation to the University of Toronto. He's slipping and sliding behind the bar, scoring big tips from the waitstaff and BIGGER tips from Douglas Coughlin. The cocktail gang analyze the terrible, terrible drinks of the 1980s that are screamed in Brian's direction, as well as the vacant heart of 1980s greed. What does it mean? Nothing! Also featuring "With Fresh Eyes", with DJ scuttle_toes. http://earfulofcocktail.com ep28 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Earful of Cocktail: Episode 4 (0:15:00 - 0:20:00) In this week's episode of Earful of Cocktail, we celebrate the life of famed movie star and bartender Tom Cruise. As Brian Flanagan contemplates his own mortality, faces his addiction to love, and staves off hug-me eyes, light dawns on Marble Head. Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Marc Chambers, host of the podcast whose name we all know. #RIPTomCruise #NeverRecover #StickWithTheBrew In this week's episode of Earful of Cocktail, we celebrate the life of famed movie star and bartender Tom Cruise. As Brian Flanagan contemplates his own mortality, faces his addiction to love, and staves off hug-me eyes, light dawns on Marble Head. Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Marc Chambers, host of the podcast whose name we all know. #RIPTomCruise #NeverRecover #StickWithTheBrew http://earfulofcocktail.com ep29 Sat, 4 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000