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The Foodies Never Say Die Podcast

The Foodies Never Say Die Podcast

By Travis Yuen
An Elite squad of craft beer enthusiasts, home brewers, chefs and foodies come together and discuss the world of food and craft beer and as always shenanigans. All the while cracking open a few cold ones and seeing where the night takes us.
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Season 3 Epi 1- The Boys are Back!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls drunkards of all ages. The Boys are Back and we are looking for trouble. Season 3 is finally here and the crew of Wackadoos are once again are back at the house that texture built. Were off again drinking Junkyard as we recap our summers, our new brand ambassadorship with Papas Peppers, Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Taco Bell chicken taco sandwiches and so much more!!!   We even have a surprise guest! Thats right King Tilapia from the Brewsic and Boozies podcast drops in and crashes the party!!! Grab some beers and get ready for an epic beginning to Season 3
September 18, 2021
Season 2 Finale - Junkyard Day Part 1
IT'S JUNKYARD DAY!!! For the first time in a very long time the crew of wackadoos has finally gotten together. We sit down and go over our brew year in review. We talk the highs, the lows, favorite breweries to watch, aspirations and excitement for the season 3. We also talk a bit in depth about that culinary delight known as PIzza. We are excited to finally crack into our hoard of beers from Junkyard Brewing. Many beers were had  before, in the middle and after the taping of this episode. Thank you to all of our followers that listen and help us to grow!
July 16, 2021
Talks with Brewster - Epi 4 - Jessica Jones/ Westhampton Beach Brewing Co
The Brewster is back for another great episode If you recall in my prior episode with Mr. Wayne, we discussed board games a bit. Well, now here I am being challenged to some by the rough, the tough, the elegant, and oh so lovely Jessica Jones. We do some beer talk, some work talk, some travel talk, and go head to head in a couple of board games. Remember... there is no mercy in this dojo! Cheers!
July 13, 2021
Brews, Booze and BBQ's- S2Ep19
Ladies and Gentlemen we are for a 4th of July Special, celebrating all things Brews, Booze and BBQ's. As I sit down with the Crew of Wackadoos we discuss our holiday drinking plans and dive into the sacred place called The Grill. Thats right were talking hot dogs, hamburgers, sides, chicken, ribs and steaks. Find out whats our favorite toppings and what truly belongs on these tasty meats.  All this and more on Foodies Never Say Die 4th of July Special
July 4, 2021
They Put What In My Beer?- S2Ep18
Ladies and Gentleman the crew of Wackadoos are back for another exciting episode. We discuss the rise of NA Beer, Finland's new experimental beer ingredient, John Olivers Cereal comments as well as our favorite cereal past and present. Grab a pint if you can, sit back and relax ad get ready for Foodies Never Say Die
June 18, 2021
Season 2- Ep 17- Foosball is for The Devil
Welcome back for another fun episode of Foodies Never Say Die. I sit down with Jimmy Bags and The Drunken Thumb as we discuss the NFL Draft as well as the schedule release of the upcoming NFL Season. Drunken insights await for those who listen as Jimmy talks about his Jets, DrunkenThumb talks about the Giants and I discuss the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So if you love football as much as we do, throw on our favorite jersey crack open a beer and have a listen
May 15, 2021
Season 2- Ep 16- Spaceballs the POdcast
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome back for another exciting episode of Foodies Never Say Die! Your one and only Drunkleberry sits down with Jimmy Bag O'Doughnuts and Maximus Texturous as we discuss last weeks events. By that I mean we are talking about all things Star Wars. May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th has come and gone once again so we finally got the chance to share our thoughts on this epic Franchise...for better and worse. We also talk about the greatest parody movie ever created Spaceballs! These topics and more on Spaceballs the Podcast... I mean Foodies Never Say Die
May 11, 2021
Season 2- Ep15- Surf N Turf
Ladies and Gentlemen we are back once again for your listening pleasure. We are excited to introduce new ScallyWags to the Crew of Wackadoos our good friends Becky and Chris from the Brewsic and Boozies podcast. They come on board and sail the airwaves hoisting up the Jolly roger in a great episode. Get to know our newest members and what their show is all about. We discuss a couple of their episodes and our takes, Back to the Future, Terminator 2, Overlord and more. We learn Becky's real reason for liking Falcon and the Winter soldier better than Wandavision, the backstory behind the title of our show and a rabbot hole that is really bad horror movies which I'm sure we will get into again. This and a whole lot more on this episode of Foodies Never Say Die!
May 4, 2021
Season 2- Ep14- Did you miss us?
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, the scallywag crew of wackadoos are back! Its been a long time since we were able to get the band back together but here we are ready to provide you with some insight and intrigue. In this episode we discuss Craft Beer Kings and their new disclaimer when it comes to their service, Times Square Taco Bell Cantina, Falcon and the Winter Soldier vs Wanadavison, Mighty Ducks Game changers and a whole lot more. Sit back, grab a pint and enjoy
April 29, 2021
Talks With Brewster- Epi 3- Barry Allen and Noble Savage Brewing
Brewster is Back!! Hey all, join me as I chit chat with Barry Allen and get the ball rolling on a very nice, very solid beer discussion. We talk typical shop: beer, beer world, beer industry and share some personal beer stories. So kick back, crack one open and enjoy! Cheers!
April 10, 2021
Musical Mayhem
What do you get when  3 guys on a Saturday night with plenty of beer to drink and live mics? The answer the latest episode of Foodies Never Say Die! Jimmy Bags and the Drunken Thumb sit down with yours truly as we dive into one of our favorite subjects METAL! The glorious guitar rifts, the earth shattering drum solos and those crazy vocal just get the body pumping! In this epic episode we discuss: Pirate Metal, 311, Metallica, Pantera, Dropkick Murphy's, Greatest Performances, Worst Performances, the Stigma of Metal, Amy Lee vs Cristina Scabbia, Motorhead and so much more!! We even get into a debate over Disney Princesses and Back to the Future Conspiracy Theories- Why? Who can remember? This is an episode not to be missed if you love music and especially Metal
March 17, 2021
You're Drunk! We're Open!- Taco Bell
Season 2 Episode 12- Its time once again for another episode of Foodies Never Say Die. The BrewsterDamus has once again hit the ground running. Our prediction about Taco Bell has happened. They are creating a chicken sandwich thats half taco/half sandwich? They have an all purpose seasoning? I sit down with the crew of Wackadoos to try to understand people's love affair with Taco Bell. Is its all the Baja Blast? and what;s with Jimmy Bags' hatred for the Mexican Pizza? This and so much more on Foodies Never Say Die
March 5, 2021
Talks with Brewster - Epi - Blind Bat Brewery/Bruce Wayne
Ladies and Gentlemen Brewster is at it again and this time he heads to Blind Bat Brewery to meet up with Mr. Bruce Wayne. Now a word from The Cogburn Himself: Hullabaloo and howdy doo. Take a listen as I dive into some tasty beers and mighty tasty foods alongside Mr. Bruce Wayne. As I try to not get distracted or talk with my mouth full, we dive into some different topics. Starts with beer, food and we work our way into the gaming world - but it may not be exactly what you're thinking! Cheers all 🤙 Hoppy & healthy! -Brewster
February 24, 2021
Cookies N Cream
Ladies and Gentlemen the boys of Wackadoo are back in action. In this episode we discuss Dreyers ( Edys) new ice cream lineup inspired by the OG Rocky Road. We dive into more delicious flavors from Ben and Jerry as well as give our ranking on Girl Scout Cookies. We have a brief discussion on Oreo cookies and as always side tangents and rants about shenanigans. So grab a pint and a pint of ice cream and sit back and relax to the soothing sounds of our voices. Cheers
February 12, 2021
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back for the first episode of 2021. Brewster predicted at the end of the year that 2021 was going to suck and so far he is correct. Did he jinx us all? only time will tell. So in the meantime grab a pint and something to eat as we dive into bad customer reviews, Yelp and their Elite, Guy Fieri and Kodiak pancake/waffle mix. This and a whole lot more on this episode of Foodies Never Say Die
January 13, 2021
Talks With Brewster - Pilot: Six Harbors Brewing Co/ Dr. Jean Grey
Introducing Talks with Brewster- The pilot episode. Our very own Brewster Cogburnembarks on his first of many adventures seeking breweries and great conversations.  In the first episode- Brewster heads to Six Harbors Brewing Co-  While enjoying some small bites and of course some pints he is joined by Dr Jean Grey. They discuss beer and brewery life as Dr Grey slowly gets accustomed to the world of craft beer.
January 7, 2021
F*CK 2020
Ladies and Gentlemen its time for another episode of Foodies Never Say Die. The boys are together to talk about the year in review. From the Pandemic, quarantine, life as it stands now. We go over our favorite beers and breweries as well as our favorite meal, recipe, restaurant that we experienced. We pick out contest winner from our 1000 follower giveaway. Finally our hopes for 2021. Sit back grab a beer and join us we say F*CK YOU 2020
December 31, 2020
Merry Brewmas!
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to an exciting Christmas Special of Foodies Never Say Die. The Boys and I discuss all things Christmas. From favorite movie, to favorite and hates Christmas song, Whats it like for you on Christmas, Christmas cookies. We start the feud Tim Allen vs Kurt Russell. We seek Redemption and Revenge for Rudolph! Plus so much more Grab your beer, Get your HO HO HO's ready sit back and have a listen Merry Christmas Everyone!! #SantaFeud #TimAllenVsKurtRussell #RudolphRedemption
December 22, 2020
Noodling for Untapprs
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back for another exciting episode of Foodies Never Say Die. The Untapprs crew is back to talk all things Catfish. No no were not talking about that kind of Catfish, the boys and I discuss what it is like to buy a beer based on the beer name, label or style and the getting catfished because it turned out not to be what you thought it would be. Troubling Indeed.  We also dive into garage beers, homebrewing with the DrunkenThumb and much much more. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and welcome back!!!
December 3, 2020
Have you heard of the Stuffing Man
Once again Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. I hope you enjoyed part 1 of our Thanksgiving Special. As the conversation rages on and Jimmy Bags falls deeper into the rabbit hole of Lex Luthor we try our best to wrangle him out and get him talking about Stuffing. Sides, Tomahawk Steaks, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Dessert and more. Thank you very much from the crew here at Foodies Never Say Die. Enjoy the Holiday and stay stuffed my friends.
November 25, 2020
ThanksKilling Special
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! On this special episode Gregorio Pedroza sits down the the food crew to discuss all things GOBBLE GOBBLE. Thats right folks we do a deep dive into turkey, side dishes, meals of thanksgiving past, cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving themed movies and as always rants that have nothing to do with Thanksgiving all together. This  extravaganza could not be held down in one episode. So get your first serving of this Thanksgiving feast and make room for dessert on Wednesday as we drop the the second half of our episode.
November 22, 2020
Life Is Short - Ice Cream is Sweet
Holy Chipwich BATMAN!!! The Great Ice Cream Debate Charlie Brown has hot the airwaves. The newly established Food Crew of the Pork Chop Express breaks down and debates the culinary wonder that is Ice Cream. We discuss childhood favorites, cone or cup, soft or hard ice creams, Brand loyalties,  if any, the cornetto trilogy as well many rants about shenanigans including a 4 loko rant. Crack open oprn your favorite beer, pop open the pint of ice cream and sit back and relax as we indulge your sweet tooth.
November 13, 2020
We ate too much.. and it was bad! Part 2
Welcome back for the final conclusion of We ate too much and it was bad. As the shameless plugging continues the crew and I discuss the nuances of buffalo wings from flavor profiles, personal preferences and more. Whiteclaw once again makes an appearance as we get another ranking of flavors. This and more on Foodies Never Say Die
October 29, 2020
We ate too much.. and it was bad!
Welcome back for another exciting episode of Foodies Never Say Die. I sit down with Jimmy Bags and the Brewster to welcome a newcomer to the FNSD family. Nick a food lover has an IG account called ItsAllaboutTheTexture, this account brings to the group another insight and experience in the food world. Join Nick as he eats his way through every tasty dish that he can find. Our first two part episode: As the conversation kept flowing, the beer kept coming and the recording never stopped. On part 1 of this episode we discuss what is "Its all about texture," who Nick is? As we shameless plus every product at our disposal. We learn about the Nesquick Challenge as well as the Roy Rogers Challenge. Grab a beer, have a listen and enjoy the shenanigans.
October 22, 2020
Season 2 Premiere - The Cicerone of Peroni
Welcome back lades and gentleman on the Season 2 premiere the Untapprs crew and discuss pumpkin beers, Oktoberfest celebrations and I go off on a comic book tangent. With special guest Justin the Cicerone of Peroni we sit down and try to understand his love affair with this Italian beer. As well as a mindless plug for Pizza Bagels
September 24, 2020
Season 1 Finale
Ladies and Gentlemen on the Season 1 Finale episode I sit down with the one and only Jimmy Bag of Dougnuts as we catch up on beer news of days past such as Yellow Belly Beer, Black is Beautiful and the Aluminum can shortage that is making it hard for breweries to stay a float. We all discuss our experience with the white Lightning challenge, the worlds hottest gummy bear and future spicy food challenges. We discuss our expectations and what is in store for season 2
August 13, 2020
Eating out Racism 2.0
Travis sits down with Gregorio Pedroza to catch up on all things food and beer related since there last outing. If you missed that conversation please have a listen to Eating out Racism where we discussed the early onset of Covid-19 and the fear and racism that asian communities were facing. This time around with the pandemic is still raging on, re-openings are slowly happening, civil-right movements are stronger than ever and the food and beverage industry are still struggling to get by. We recap Cinco de Fallo, Black lives Matter and the Bronx Brewery Defund the Police Beer and the rebranding of Aunt Jemima. Please have a listen and if you would like further discussion please follow:  Foodies Never Say Die on Facebook Im_Your_Drunkleberry on Instagram Gregorio: @GregorioEats on Twitter and Instagram
June 27, 2020
Episode 15 : The UnTappers
Ladies and Gentlemen, Beer Drinkers from all across the land- On this episode of Foodies Never Say Die featuring The Brewster Cogburn, Jimmy Bag of Doughnuts and the one and only DrunkenThumb we sit down and discuss Beer Styles, Oktoberfest, Cans vs Bottles and whether to cellar or not cellar beers. As always shenanigans ensues and whiteclaw makes another appearnce. SO sit back crack open that beer and enjoy
April 30, 2020
Episode 14 - Replay Little Giants vs Whiteclaw
All you sports fans out there welcome to an exciting episode of FNSD Podcast where we dive into Giants Football! On this episode im m joined by 3 die hard giants fans as we discuss superbowl 42, eli manning, the nfl draft, various flavors of white claws and of course a heavy dose of shenanigans. Sit back relax and crack open the Claw and enjoy
April 20, 2020
BEERster Weekend
On this wild and crazy episode of Foodies Never Say Die, I invited along two connoisseurs of the beer world. You know his as the Drunken Thumb on Instagram and the one and only Jimmy Bag of Doughnuts. Amongst the beer talk and styles, flavors and profiles of said beer we dive into favorite breweries and and up and comers people should be looking out for. Not to mention we start off with a little movie debate as well as find out what really grinds Jimmy gears...strangely enough Italians? Have a listen to fully understand and comprehend the madness.
April 11, 2020
On this episode of FNSD I have a chat and reminisce about the good old  days with Chef David Scott Walker. Sit back and open up a beer as we serenade you with stories past, beer dinners,  Colorado living, what the meaning of chili is? Listen in as DSW hits you with some knowledge... Don't worry folks he will return for more shenanigans
April 6, 2020
New York is under 100% non essential worker stay at home" protocol, so for this episode of FNSD I have special guest Tanya Weiman. Long time friend and food enthusiast. We discuss the Covid LIfe, her love for Marc Forgione, Restaurants to try out after we are released back into the wild as well as Shenanigans of days past and some for the future. Also pay close attention as Tanya lays down the gauntlet as to who she thinks makes the  best Chicken and which place has the best wings in the city.
March 23, 2020
in this episode I talk about the ever growing fear that is COVID-19, the impact it has on the toilet paper industry, stupidity of some people, corona beer, BYO Bidet, lasting impacting on the Restaurant and Hospitality industry and I casting call to anyone willing to be on the show.
March 15, 2020
Vegan For a Day
This episode of FNSD, I talk with Chef Dorothy Kuhrt. Owner, operator, pastry chef of Dee's Desserts. An increasingly popular and dynamic business in the pastry world. After going Vegan for the day i sacrificed my well being and indulged her life choice for going vegan. We sit down and discuss veganism, entrepreneurship, desserts, and shenanigans.Check her out on Facebook at Dees Desserts or go to her website
February 23, 2020
Eating Out Racism
This very special episode of FNSD I'm joined by Chef Gregorio Pedroza. Enter the realm that is Chinatown. As we Eat our way trough racism in America. The CoronaVirus has affected many establishments in Chinatown and the underlying racism that goes along with it. Gregorio and I take it upon ourselves to show there is nothing to be scared when it comes to chinese cuisine and culture. With a little NCR flare we dive into Trumps Food America Come and have a listen as we explore this together.
February 9, 2020
Fake Meat Fast Food
This episode Travis talks about the creation of the First 3d printed Steak, as well as fast food antibiotic grades,  Popeye's chicken sandwiches and more
November 6, 2019
Thirsty On Halloween 2019
Listen in to this Brew-tastic tale as Travis tries a new beer from Hamburg Brewing Company while he simultaneously tries to live instagram his tasting. Throw in a little rant on Halloween and nothingness and you get a little spooktacular treat this Halloween
November 1, 2019
Impossible Fast Food
On this episode of the Rant Travis discusses the over usage of plant eating humans describing their food as "bacon:,"sausage",Steak" etc.. as well as how fast food chains are getting in on the action.  THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!
October 17, 2019
Maryland My Maryland
On this episode of FNSD Travis talks about his recent trip to Annapolis and Baltimore Maryland. Listen in as he rambles on about crabs, beers, bloody mary's and shenanigans. Also get a sneak peak about whats to come on the FNSD airwaves
October 16, 2019
The Rant - Eff You Pumpkin Spice
Travis cracks open beer and rants about how its way to early for people to be drinking pumpkin beers. I talk about seasonality of pumpkin beers when to drink them, when to buy them and most importantly the appreciation of Oktoberfest. Come have a listen and enjoy! PROST
September 18, 2019
The Rant on Ranch Dressing and Buffalo Wings
After finding out the disturbing news that Ranch dressing invaded the National Buffalo Wing Festival this past Labor Day Weekend, he takes it upon himself fueled by some PBR to rant about his disdain for Ranch Dressing and what defines a buffalo wing.
September 4, 2019
Episode 1- Buffalove
Welcome to the first episode of the Foodie Never Say Die Podcast. Travis starts this crazy adventure talking about the great city of Buffalo. Listen in as he talks about Beerfest, Ramen, Burgers and other Shenanigans in his recent trip to Buffalo
August 12, 2019