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  • Episode 110

    Paul and Steffen return for the mid-August episode and sample the Benriach 12yr and the Laphroaig Select. Just guess which one we like more.


  • Episode 102

    Aaron and Scott return to sample some single malts Perrin brought in from some duty-free stores: Laphroaig PX and Kininvie 17.

    Reminder–Scott has this to say about his upcoming show:

    On Friday, April 28th, the Cedar Cultural Center will host a very special event: Michael David Matheny, a well-known figure in the Twin Cities Irish Music community, is releasing his long-awaited solo album, “El Dorado.” Unfortunately, Michael won’t be performing at the show, because he died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 45.

    Over the course of a 25-year career, Michael David Matheny performed as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with bands including Gallowglass Irish Trio and The Long Straight Forever. When he was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, he began cataloging his original songs, “while undergoing chemotherapy and taking advantage of good days and nights as they came” as he wrote in a letter to his family. In late 2015, after more than two years of heartbreaking work combing through Michael’s music, his family brought in producer Scott Keever to complete the task of finishing Michael’s album.

    “El Dorado” features 16 tracks, some completed by Michael before he died, and the remainder finished by Scott, with additional performances by Michael’s friends and former bandmates. The songs showcase Michael’s ability as a songwriter, singer and performer in the Celtic tradition, on guitar, mandolin and mandola, and the album is both an emotional farewell to the man and a fitting tribute to his skills.

    In celebration of the release of the album, there will be a concert at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday, April 28th, This concert was made possible by contributors to an Indiegogo campaign launched in November 2016 which raised over $6,000. Although Michael himself won’t be there, the performers from the album will. The set list will include most of the songs from the album as well as songs from Michael’s back catalog. The performers will be Lojo Russo, Raymond Yates, Scott Keever, Dayna Jean Wolter, Ken Larson, Eric Pedrotty, Matt Ogden and Matt Miller. It promises to be an evening of tears, laughter and really great music.

    Doors will open at 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.


  • Episode 78

    The Stitelers return and we sample Ardbeg Perpetuum and Laphroaig 15yr Limited Edition.


  • Episode 43

    Porter from the Burn and Brew podcast joins us for this month’s recordings and graciously brought the Laphroaig Triple Wood to pair up with the Macallan 10yr Fine Oak. We talk about Fearless shows, as Porter’s a founding member, and joke around a bit.


  • Episode 38

    David Traylor returns and we drink Laphroaig Cairdeas Port and Glenfiddich Solera 15yr.

    Sorry this was a day late, but I’m still on vacation.


  • Episode 27

    We are pleased to be joined by Charles Hubbell–actor, puppeteer, and all-around great guy. He and I reminisce about how we met and the show we worked on together (two shows, if you count shouting callbacks during the Rocky Horror Show) and discuss a bunch of random things while we taste the Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin and Balblair 91. Charles also has a Kickstarter running for a new puppet-related comedy project that will be live for a couple days after this goes live; here’s the link.

    Also to note, I pimp a few shows in the post-script:
    Former guest of the show Jena Young’s “Memoirs of a Welfare Queen” will run March 7-8 at 7pm at the Bryant Lake Bowl.
    Fearless Comedy Productions “Big Fun Radio Funtime” will run March 7 at 10pm (after Jena’s show–I’m doing the double feature).
    Finally, I will be performing stand-up at Fearless Lab at Honey on March 11 at 7:30pm.


  • Episode 26

    Do atheists believe in alcohol? Well, that depends on the pour, as we find out in this, the second show with the crew of the Geeks Without God podcast. Perrin and I (Dave was still out due to injury) taste the Glenmorangie and Laphroaig cask strength pours with our guests and no one was thrilled with either one.


  • Special Edition 1

    OmegaCon 2013 was this last weekend and I was actually able to record a show with a number of new and returning guests. The show runs surprisingly fast considering the number of voices we have discussing the two bottles we tasted: the Laphroaig Quarter Cask and, in honor of Thor 2’s opening weekend, the Highland Park Loki. My thanks to returning guest Perrin Klumpp, who stepped in for Dave as he was unable to attend the convention, for reading the tasting notes so wonderfully.


  • Episode 10

    Bob and Dawn make their hilarious return and we taste the Tomatin 12yr and Laphroaig 18yr.