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The GoBeercats Podcast

The GoBeercats Podcast

By Brandon
A podcast covering Cincinnati Bearcats Athletics and craft beer in and around the Queen City.
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Ep 44 - Officially on the Bubble
This week we bring back Ashleigh Pierce to talk the recent success of the Bearcats basketball team after wins at Wichita State and against Tulsa. Saturday was a big day for Bearcats fans as a ton of new gear dropped along with the 70’s throwback uniforms, we discuss that and Penny's meltdown in Memphis. Beer of the Podcast: Shorts - Soft Parade 7.5% ABV Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
47:43
January 22, 2022
Ep 43 - American Basketball with ESPN's Mark Adams
This week I talk to UC Alum and ESPN college basketball commentator Mark Adams (@EnthusiAdams ). He gives us great insight into the basketball season so far in the American Athletic Conference. He absolutely crushed it! After the interview I give some brief thoughts on the first 3 games of conference play for the Bearcats. Beer of the Podcast: Rhinegeist – Truth IPA Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
36:43
January 13, 2022
Ep 42 - The Cotton Bowl Conundrum w/ Ashleigh Pierce
This week I talk to Ashleigh (@ashleighnp_) Bearcats super fan, and an OG Follower of GoBeercats. We talk about her experience as she attended the Cotton Bowl to watch the Bearcats take on Alabama live and in person. Beer of the Podcast: Single Barrel Demogorgon – Streetside Brewing 12.6% Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
40:21
January 05, 2022
Ep 41 - Justin Williams live from Dallas
As the Cotton Bowl approaches I catch up with Justin Williams (@Williams_Justin) from the Athletic to discuss all the happenings going on in the week leading up to the big game. As always, Justin delivers.  Beer of the Podcast: Madtree Treesearch IPA 08. 6.5%  Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
24:28
December 29, 2021
Ep 40 - The Cotton Bowl Preview w/ the Alabama Football Podcast
This week I talk to Dave Ozment from the Alabama Football Podcast (@BamaFootballPod). He gives us insight on on this version of the football Crimson Tide. We break down strengths, weaknesses, and the key to slaying this giant.  Beer of the Podcast: No Where in Particular - Skating on the Uppers Triple IPA. 11.7% abv.  Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
38:57
December 21, 2021
Ep 39 - Basketball Thoughts w/ Lenny Stokes
This week I talk to former UC hooper Lenny Stokes about his thoughts on this year’s basketball team so far, conference realignment, and so much more! Beer of the Podcast: Weird & Gilly from Singlecut Brewing 6.6% Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
34:60
December 16, 2021
Ep 38 - 13-0 with The Athletics' Chris Vannini
The Bearcats are headed to the Cotton Bowl to Play Alabama as they shatter the glass celling and make it into the CFP. I talk to the Athletics' Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) about his recent coverage of the Bearcats and Cincinnati. I give you my thoughts on the AAC Championship game experience and of course talk the Skyline Chili Crosstown shootout. Beer of the Podcast: Brink Brewing Night Cap Holiday Ale Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
42:47
December 10, 2021
Ep 37 - Chaos ft. Brian Fox
Chaos is all around us. I bring on Brian Fox (@BearcatsRadio) to talk about the CFP rankings. We also try to read the tea leaves on Fickell staying at UC during the post season and beyond. After the interview I briefly recap the ECU game and quickly preview the AAC Championship with Houston.  Beer of the Podcast: R. Shea Brewing – Cosmic Matters fruited D NE IPA with peaches and cream 8.5% Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
54:11
December 01, 2021
Ep 36 – The Cincy Special ft the Boneyard Podcast
Another busy week on the podcast. Episode 36 features a short recap of the 48-14 blowout of SMU. After that I talk to the guys from the Boneyard Podcast (@BoneyardPodcast) and preview the ECU game on Black Friday. After that I talk a little basketball and give some thoughts on the Hall of Fame Classic. Beer of the Podcast: Esoteric Kallima Coffee Cream Ale 4.9% Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
51:15
November 25, 2021
Ep 35 - Still Undefeated ft. CJ from Fifth Quarter SMU and Max and Knodle.
Busy episode this week as I talk with CJ from Fifth Quarter SMU (@FQ_SMU) he gives you everything you need to know about SMU as the Bearcats take on the Mustangs this Saturday at 3:30 live from Historic Nippert Stadium. After that I talk with my good friends Max and Knodle to get their reactions to the basketball Bearcats and their 2-0 start so far. Beer of the Podcast: Laguintas Waldos Special Ale Triple IPA 11.7% Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
01:25:43
November 15, 2021
Ep34 - What is happiness?
In this episode I recap the Bearcats 28-20 victory over Tulsa, the defensive struggles, Gameday, and the CFP rankings.  Beer of the Podcast: Fugee from Fretboard in Blue Ash, OH Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
24:15
November 09, 2021
Ep 33 - A Game Day Homecoming ft. the Golden Hurricast
In this episode I recap the Bearcats 31-12 victory over Tulane, what it means to have College Gameday in Clifton, and then talk to Ryan and Matt of the Golden Hurricast to preview the Bearcats game against Tulsa this Saturday. Finally, you’ll get my live reaction to the initial CFP rankings. Beer of the Podcast: Fugee from Fretboard in Blue Ash, OH Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
01:04:12
November 02, 2021
Ep 32 - The 21-22 Basketball Season Preview with Dan Hoard
In this episode I preview the upcoming basketball season with the voice of the Bearcats, yes the legend himself, Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard). I couldn’t help but ask him about the #2 Cincinnati football Bearcats too. As usual, Dan gives great insight to all things Bearcats.  Beer of the Podcast: S’mores Stout from Untitled Art. 8% ABV. Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
37:16
October 22, 2021
Ep 31 - Number 2 in the Nation with Mike James of the Mid Report
In this episode get my reaction to the Bearcats 56-21 victory over UCF and the Bearcats being ranked #2 in the latest AP Poll. I also talk with special guest Mike James (@navybirddog) of the Mid Report (@TheMidReport). He gives us some keys to the game and what to watch out for as the Bearcats take on Navy this Saturday in Annapolis, MD. Beer of the Podcast: Flesh of the Pumpkin from Alexandria Brewing Co. Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
47:50
October 18, 2021
Ep 30 - Owl-ch with Keith Jenkins
In this episode I talk with Keith Jenkins about all of the attention the Bearcats football team is getting, their performance on the field, and energy surrounding the team. Keith covers the Cincinnati Bearcats for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He's a Cincinnati native and University of Cincinnati graduate. He returned home after stints with The Associated Press and ESPN and is a former football player for the University of Toledo. You can find Keith on Twitter @MrKeithJenkins, at the Enquirer here,  and keithjenkins.com. Beer of the Podcast: Blood of the Unicorn Hoppy Red Ale by PipeWorks Brewing 6.7% and 69 IBUs. 3.75/5.  Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
54:19
October 12, 2021
Ep 29 - A Beat Down in South Bend w/ Brandon from the Den
I talk with Brandon from The Den (@TheDenUC) about his experience at Notre Dame Stadium as the Bearcats defeated the Irish 24-13. The whole experience, what it means, and what Nip at Night will look like this Friday against Temple.  Beer of the Podcast: Spaten Oktoberfest from Munich, Germany. 5.9% ABV. Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
55:14
October 05, 2021
Ep 28 - Busting up Bloomington w/ Jim Kelly
LIVE FROM FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY IN BLUE ASH, OH!  Beer of the Podcast: Zombie Zoo IPA from Fretboard Brewing.  Jim Kelly and I discuss the Bearcats big win over Indiana in Bloomington, what the team needs to focus on, and a top 10 showdown coming up against Notre Dame on 10/2.  Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
01:09:50
September 21, 2021
Ep 27 - This is Big w/ Phillip from the Ten12 Network and former UC player Zach Edwards
In Ep 27 I talk to Phillip from the Ten12 Network. We talk Big 12 expansion and the reactions to it. For the second half of the podcast I talk to former player Zach Edwards about the first 2 weeks of Bearcats football! Twitter: @Ten12Network Instagram: ten12pod Twitter @ZachEdwards_ Beer of the Podcast: Space Metal Dinosaur from Lone Pine Brewing Co in Portland, ME Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
01:34:49
September 13, 2021
Ep 26 - Back in Black
Just your host Brandon on this one recapping tailgating on the Grid, Nippert experience, and the Bearcats dominate performance of Miami(OH). Beer of the Podcast: Taft’s OkTUBerfest 5.7% Intro highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Intro background music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
23:26
September 06, 2021
Ep 25 - The One with Brandon from the Den
In this very special episode I talk to Brandon from The Den tailgate group on location at the Growler House in Walnut Hills. We sit on their street side patio to discuss how you can get involved and tailgate with them, our thoughts on the miniseries Let it Fly, and the preseason Coaches’ Poll. Finally, we get around to talking some beer. Beer of the Podcast: Quit your fussin on me from Hoof Hearted. It’s a 9% Sour DIPA! Highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Background Music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
37:45
August 13, 2021
Ep 24 - Draft Stock with Ian Cummings
In this episode I talk to Ian Cummings (twitter @ian_cummings_9) of Pro Football Network 360 and Fansided to discuss the NFL draft profiles of Myjai Sanders, Sauce Gardner and others!  You can find the draft profiles Ian wrote here: Sanders and Sauce  Beer of the Podcast: Southern Grist Brewing – Southern Crisp Pilsner 4.4% Crispyyyyyyyyyy Highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr. Background Music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com
52:08
July 30, 2021
Ep 23 - Realignment
Beer of the Podcast: Triple Hi Pitch IPA from Hi Wire Brewing in Ashville, NC – 12.5%. It’s hoppy. It’s tropical. It’s way to smooth for 12% and brewed with a whole mess of hops. It was brewed for their 8th anniversary. Highlights feature: Dan Hoard, Terry Nelson, and Jim Kelley Jr.  Background Music: Cal Scruby – Fux with Me  Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Untappd: @GoBeercats  Email: GoBeercats@outlook.com 
16:55
July 24, 2021
Ep 22 - A Midsummer Night's Check In
New intro who dis?  Remember the GoBeercats podcast? It's back, sort of. The podcast will be back in full swing in a couple of weeks but I wanted to check in and an update you on the podcast and blog. Look out for all of the Football Frenzy 2021 articles on gobeercats.com! 
14:43
July 16, 2021
Ep 21 - Wes Miller with Joe Sirera
Episode 21! GoBeercats is now legal! This episode I talk about my reaction to UC hiring Wes Miller from UNC-Greensboro as their new head coach and then talk with Joe Sirera from the News and Record who has covered UNCG for a while now and get great insight on Wes Miller. Joe does a great job of telling Bearcats fans what to expect with our new head coach. 
54:30
April 16, 2021
Ep 20 - F*** Tom Mars
This week I welcome in a new guest, my good friend Max, to the show to talk about the recent develops and firing of UC head coach John Brannen. I give you my top 5 choices to replace his as well.  Beer of the podcast - Madtree PsycHOPathy 
01:16:16
April 12, 2021
Ep 19 - State of Emergency
*Explicit content in this one*  Knodle and I take a deep dive into the state of the UC basketball program after 6 players announce they are transferring. We come up with more questions than answers but they're questions everyone else seems to be glossing over. It's the longest episode yet but stay with it. Maybe it will be as therapeutic for you as it was for us. 
01:34:31
March 23, 2021
Ep 18 - No More March Magic w/ Dermarr Johnson
What a week. What a day.  The first half of the episode I talk about the AAC tournament and my reactions to it. For the second half I am joined by former UC player who wore #3, was the #6 overall pick in the 200 NBA draft, who played for the Hawks, Knicks, Nuggets, and Spurs, the one and only Dermarr Johnson. DJ gives us his thoughts on the season and his reaction to the the crazy Tuesday that saw 5 players enter the transfer portal. 
53:45
March 17, 2021
Ep 17 - Shocked with Erik from Shockers Nation
On this week's bonus episode I talk to Eric who runs @Shocks_Nation on twitter. He gives us insight to the crazy season WSU had and how they managed to win the AAC regular season title! 
45:24
March 10, 2021
Ep 16 - On to Texas
Episode 1 of 2 this week!  I'm flying solo in this one. I review the Vandy game (puke) and the ECU win as well as my thoughts on JB's recruits vs Transfers.  (couldn't find the interview link that I mentioned where JB is dazed and confused.  Beer of the Podcast: Twitchy aged on Molten Chocolate coffee beans from R Shea Brewing out of Akron. 
24:40
March 09, 2021
Ep 15 - Ups and Downs
This week Knodle and I discuss the past 4 games where the Bearcats went 2-2.  Beers of the Podcast - Rhinegeist Cloud Harvest 04 and Dark Berry Jam Wow! from Hi Wire  We also discuss the upcoming AAC Tourney and recruitment. 
54:38
March 02, 2021
Ep 14 - Back in Action with Brian Knodle
Knodle and I discuss the return of Bearcats hoops and the 4 game winning streak as well as some other recent news surrounding the program. Beer of the podcast: MadTree's Luna Lux White IPA. 
53:43
February 18, 2021
Ep 13 - Sour Peaches with Brian Knodle
This week I talk about the what lost the Bearcats the Peach Bowl, players that have declared, and I talk with my very good friend Brian about the basketball team. We stay positive and try to predict when the losing streak stops. 
01:06:32
January 06, 2021
Ep 12 - The Peach Bowl w/ Radi Nabulsi
This week I welcome in Radi Nabulsi of UGASports.com to give you a look into the Bulldogs ahead of the Peach Bowl. http://akademiabc.com/ 
34:03
December 29, 2020
Ep 11 - Champions
This week I breakdown the Nippert experience for the AAC championship and fail to stay positive about where the basketball team is headed. 
40:26
December 22, 2020
Ep 10 - Dou Doh! and the AAC Championship with Jim Kelly Jr.
I made it to episode 10! This week I talk about the recent developments within the UC basketball team and talk all things UC football with the Hall of Fame Jim Kelly Jr ahead of the AAC championship game this Saturday. 
54:36
December 15, 2020
Ep 9 - Crosstown Woes and the Golden Hurricast
In this week's episode I talk about the Bearcats first two basketball games, yes including the loss in the Crosstown Shootout. I'm also joined by Ryan and Matt of the Golden Hurricast podcast. They preview the football game the Bearcats have coming up against Tulsa in back to back weeks. I'm also featured on their episode this week. Links below to check them out.  The Golden Hurricast Podcast  The Golden Hurricast on Twitter
52:46
December 08, 2020
Ep 8 - The Crosstown Shootout with Cashmere Wright & Mel Levett
This week I talk to former UC Bearcats players Cashmere Wright and Melvin Levett about their experiences playing in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout! 
01:18:47
December 01, 2020
Ep - Lucky 7's
In this episode I break down the UCF game and the calamity that was involved. I also look forward to the Temple game and give you an official prediction for it. http://gobeercats.com/the-case-for-cincy-over-byu/  
29:44
November 24, 2020
Ep 6 - Behind Enemy Lines with UCF Mike
In this week's episode I recap the ECU blow out and talk with Mike (@UCFMike1) he is co-host of the podcast Sons of UCF (@sonsofUCF on twitter). He lets Bearcats fans know what to look out for and what it'll take for for both teams to knock off the other one. We also talk CFP and even a little about basketball. 
01:12:26
November 18, 2020
Ep 5 - The Basketball Season Preview with Terry Nelson
Terry Nelson and I look ahead to the upcoming Bearcats basketball season and Tnel lets you know what to look out for this season!  https://twitter.com/tnel33 https://reginaldnelson.exprealty.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrynelson33 https://www.instagram.com/tnel33/
55:49
November 13, 2020
Ep 4 - Problems After Beating Houston
The Bearcats dominate again but to find themselves slipping in the polls. In this episode I talk about the highlights of the Houston game, tell you what to watch out for in the ECU game and complain about the AP Poll. 
18:50
November 10, 2020
Ep 3 - The Tiger King with Riley
In this episode my buddy Riley and I take a deep dive into what it will take for the Cincinnati Bearcats to make the CFP. 
01:00:31
November 05, 2020
Ep 2 - with Brandon from The Den UC
This week I welcome in my first guest, Brandon from The Den UC, a tailgating group that's finding new ways of engaging it's members thanks to Covid. We talk tailgating, the dominant performance of UC against SMU, and look toward the weekend when Memphis comes to town. Below are some links to stories that we referenced throughout the podcast as well as some places to find out more about The Den on social media.  SMU – Dallas Morning News - https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/smu-mustangs/2020/10/24/cincinnatis-desmond-ritter-ran-all-over-the-mustangs-in-smus-first-loss-of-2020/ http://gobeercats.com/exploration-brewery-asheville/ http://gobeercats.com/exploration-brewery-blue-ghost-brewing/ https://www.facebook.com/TheDenUC/ https://twitter.com/TheDenUC Intro Music – Cal Scruby Highlights – Dan Hoard, Chuck Machock, and Terry Nelson – IMG Studios
42:58
October 29, 2020
Ep 1 - The Intro
This is the first episode of the podcast. I introduce myself and what you can expect to hear on the podcast in coming shows! I also give you a little preview of the Bearcats upcoming game against #16 SMU. 
14:36
October 22, 2020