The vibe is clear from the opening questions as the Drinking Partners interview Bill Oates from Three Rivers Underground Brewers. An exploration into brewing intently focuses on developing new recipes and experimenting with new flavors as Mr. Oates explains how ingredients are chosen and used. The always sharp-tongued Drinking Partners intermix genuine curiosity with beer-fueled antics midway through; forgotten is the brewing process as they muse on seemingly unrelated topics. After a detour into a discussion on Little Bow Wow – who Ed begs to visit the podcast, the Drinking Partners swoon over Mr. Oates’s cognac-infused pour. The beer is such a hit that Ed claims it has Day climbing walls and curling his toes. A fun listen with a great combination of knowledge and humor, often making the two indistinguishable.
Alex Stypula, co-host of the Give Me Murder or Give Me Death true crime podcast, brings out the dark side of the Drinking Partners in this hilarious and satirical release. From interpreting Game of Thrones characters to analyzing Cardi B’s rise, the opening minutes will have listeners questioning what is real. From there, the conversation turns even stranger when a lengthy exchange revolves around cannibalism in a NSFW segment. Midway through, the men examine their comedy careers, from how their jokes develop to how they are received. Of course the trio discusses punching Nazis (they approve) and other current topics with sarcastic flair and ungodly humor. To hear more of Alex’s podcast, visit http://givememurderpodcast.libsyn.com.
Fellow podcaster and comic Mike Sasson chats with the Drinking Partners in their latest release. An early discussion about football leads Ed to consider starting a “Pimp the Program” before the trio transitions to talking comedy as only those who do stand up can do – with an emphasis on the inner workings of the profession. Midway through, the group tests the censors by reflecting on the freedoms that come with podcasting. An observation on politics concludes the show, with all three comedians offering their perspectives on the latest events. An important listen with a comedic tint. To listen to the Mike Sasson Show, visit http://www.riversedgepgh.com.
In the opening moments, Brandon and Pat from Helltown Brewing, whose moniker reflects their Mount Pleasant 15666 zip code, gift the Drinking Partners with a special, cherry-infused stout that was aged in sherry casks for years. Next up, the men sample a hazy IPA, so new that the name has not been finalized, which leads the conversation into a more frenzied place. A discussion on the best footwear to brew in leads Ed to proclaim that he needs to learn how to rap, which he soon attempts. As with many Drinking Partners podcasts, the closing minutes offer confessions and stories, jokes and laughter. A fun listen that begins with information about brewing and concludes with foolery. To learn more about Helltown Brewing, visit: http://www.helltownbrewing.com.