Road trips to nowhere, absinthe by diving enthusiasts, strange and awesome bars in faraway places, and bartenders who still think absinthe is either illegal or "not the real thing." All this and more on this brand new episode recorded August 13, 2019. Music at the end is by Shpongle.
Recorded in August 2019 and broadcasting into the future, Dan and Jerry talk about lots of silly stuff but also manage some serious discussion about how poorly absinthe is portrayed in the media, and give kudos to some lesser-known journalists who actually do their research. Outro music is by the wonderful Lokumu, who's music you can find on Bandcamp.
More lap giraffes? What is Faux Tuesday? How can Jerry be in two places at once? Who in the heck would put ice cream in beer, and why? All these questions are asked and never really answered in Episode 28 of Slow Death in the Afternoon Podcast ... because we're talking about absinthe while drinking absinthe. That's why.
This one is a little bit Doctor Who -- we barrow a TARDIS and spy on ourselves as we come up with the idea for this podcast. Also covered is the question: Are crazy people really crazy, or are they just seeing things that we can't see? Dan tells about having actual real cougars in the office; having a "as seen on TV" 70's disco hot tub installed; Earthquakes and Hazmat Suites (we almost made this the title); HP Lovecraft, and old horror movies in Dan's collection. Also Dan tells us how to get a government job, and our good friend David in Australia tells us about Skippy the bush kangaroo.
Remember Buddy Hackett? Dan does. We also remember the Kentucky Fried Movie, or at least the nude scenes. Besides that, Jerry and Dan go over some absinthe brands to completely avoid (and a major shoutout to Brian at the Wormwood Society website who reviewed them), then drift off into talking about absinthe brands we like that are connected to artists. Other topics include Dan's all time favorite horror movie, some of Jerry's favorite music, and what if Woody Allen had been cast as Darth Vader? We also touch upon the possibility of having an actual ghost as a guest on the show. Remember to visit our webpage at AbsinthePodcast.com for full show notes with pictures.
Recorded July 17, 2019, in this episode we reveal why we like Lucid now way, way more than we used to (hint: Ted Breaux himself let us know why); we reveal what Jerry learned in his cocktail class given by the master mixologist Alex Ryser; and we discuss how exactly people storming Area 51 can interface their MacBooks with alien computers. Also: Absinthe drink of the month (thank you Mario!), the pros and cons of rebooting Spiderman, and finally how awesome a song can be when none of the musicians don't even know they're contributing to a song (hint: it's all in the editing). PLEASE NOTE: to Jerry's employer, he is not smoking marijuana. But please consider being lenient when it is finally legal in his state of residence? Thank you! (Also thank you to Ted Breaux and Mario, shout outs to you! Also thank you to Alex Ryser for being the master mixologist and teacher that he is.)
Remember lap giraffes? Dan thought they were real, and was greatly disappointed it was a hoax. He wanted one. He wanted to have a 3 foot giraffe that followed him around the house and begged for grapes. Meanwhile Jerry wanted either a pocket rhino (is that what you kids call it nowadays?) or a giant platypus you can ride. They also talk about the episode of How I Met Your Mother that had a scene about absinthe, a thing called "Kudu-lah Critters," and reminisce about the good days of Team America: World Police. They also release the findings from an online poll they conducted about which absinthe is the most popular, and Dan gives us another edition of Absinthe News.
Dear future listeners, the freshness of this episode is "high." Recorded on July 2, 2019, Dan and Jerry discuss why the Old Fashion cocktail is so dangerous, and Jerry professes his love for the Negroni (in all its various forms). Dan tells Jerry about The Wizard Academy in Texas -- we're talking bourbon, not Hogwarts. Jerry also professes his love for flute music, but we're talking Jethro Tull and Shpongle, not Yanni. Also discussed is the upcoming full legalization of marijuana in Illinois, the roots of the "420" reference, and ideas for turning absinthe bottles into lamps and maybe even fountains.
Dan and Jerry discuss the remaking of the movie "10," and also ponder what it would be like to reboot The Road Warrior by having it star Pee-wee Herman. Also: Absinthe Jello Shots (Dan thinks they should be called "The Wiggly Fairy); how good the original Twilight Zone was; how to survive a tornado by hiding in a bathtub; and Dan gives his first official Absinthe News Report.
Recorded during a major thunderstorm, this has bikers, drug lords, anarchy, and the importance of battery backup systems. Also absinthe becoming legalized in France, mini iPads (is that a feminine hygiene product?), and Doctor Hoodlum (is that a thing? If not, it should be!) Music is by Minus the Bear: Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse. Dig it. And remember, life is a story. Be the protagonist. Drive the story forward.
After Jerry lists off all the naughty girls that have been trying to get a hold of him via Skype, Dan and Jerry then create Facebook pages for their appliances so they can all like each other, then discuss the land-squid people who will take over Earth after humans are gone -- and what future land-squid archeologists will think when they discover Dan's collection of stuffed jackalopes. And that is still not all. No, no friends, it goes on and on, like a runaway train full of pineapple ranchers who only speak German.
Freshly recorded in early June 2019, Dan and Jerry explore the question of drinking in self-driving cars; why vinyl records are like absinthe; and which female pop stars they have fan-crushes on. Further plans are made for a Vegas meetup!
It's 2019, do you know where you absinthe is? For Jerry, it's in his basement man-cave waiting for a party. Meanwhile Dan tells of giant marijuana shopping centers in Vegas and we spontaneously make a plan to go there. You're invited, too! Also, Jerry warns against beer with truffles in it, and then he and Dan discuss the size of their heads.
Writer, songwriter, musician, and former member of the band Wall of Voodoo talks about the creative process; about pitching shows to Hollywood; about writing books vs. writing music; and about riding in an ancient steam-powered car with Jay Leno. He also gives us the background of how he became involved with Wall of Voodoo (great story, by the way!) and asks us what the deal is about absinthe. Because, you know, we had to tie this in with absinthe somehow. More about Andy and his latest EP can be found at AndyPrieboy.com
We are drinking absinthe during every episode and this one is no exception. Some of the alcohol-inspired confessions included here: neither Dan or Jerry feel like they're adults. In day-to-day dealings with "adults" both of us have to put on our "adult masks" so that others don't realize they're dealing with young teenagers trapped in aging bodies. Also: we have specific messages for Ted Breaux and Alan Moss ;-)
We couldn't decide whether to call this episode "We see drunk people," or "Hairy Man Cleavage." We went with the one that wasn't quite as disgusting. Featured in this episode is music by Jim's Big Ego (check them out at bigego.com) (and also check out the fact that Jim has a great science fiction book out called The Wakeful Wanderer‘s Guide to New New England & Beyond). We also talk about absinthe, while we're drinking absinthe. Of course. Which is why we keep getting our wrong in the words order.
As the evil girl scout says, "Next time just buy the damn cookies." Music featured in this episode is the awesome song, "We Are Hearty Drinking Men" by Andy Prieboy who (spoiler alert) will end up being a guest on a future episode.
Drinks covered in this episode are Absinthe Dew'd, Redeye, and Mean Leprechaun. Also featured is the Molly Lewis song "Peep Fight," and the burning question: what is more romantic, a Winnebago or a mule? Speaking of burning ... what if there was a Disney Hell theme park? And also we discuss the idea of replacing "Political Correctness" with "Political Kindness." And, just for good measure, we talk about panning for gold in a river of Goldschlager. Thank you to Molly for letting us feature her song!
Hello listeners in the future! Dan makes a prediction from 2011 about 2020 ... tune in to see how accurate it is (or isn't) turning out to be. Also we talk a lot about absinthe and creativity, automated razor blades for your head, Dita Von Teese pouring liquids on herself, Jennifer Anniston's (now ancient) fake sex tape, and how men and/or women can use the techniques from the old movie The Tau of Steve to seduce each other. Santé!
Hello future people! We're broadcasting this episode from the not-so-distant past of March 12, 2019, and discussions range from the band "Ghost," to Wake Brewing in Rock Island, Illinois, to doom metal, to Jerry's new puppy who looks like it should be a Klingon dog but actually has the personality of an Ewok. There's also a lot of talk about Dungeons and Dragons, and also some reveals of family secrets. Also we reveal how much Dan's parents paid to adopt him, versus how much Jerry just paid for a puppy. You may be a bit shocked.
Hello people in the future! This is Jerry and Dan in the past broadcasting to you through time and space, and probably through some snow and ice as well. We talk about the wonders of caffeinated beer; about how the women in Finland are especially beautiful; and lament on how our buddy Mike McShane isn't the blockbuster superstar he really deserves to be. We also touch upon online dating; microwaving CDs for some exciting instant artwork; and also how awesome it would be if the Muppets made their own version of Lord of the Rings. Oh, and yes, we also talk about absinthe.
This brand new episode was recorded on March 5th, 2019, celebrating both Fat Tuesday and National Absinthe Day. We're still in the past broadcasting into your future, but at least now every other episode with be in the less distant past. For detailed show notes, make sure to check out our newfangled website at AbsinthePodcast.com 🥳
This episode was recorded during a blizzard. Jerry actually has snow on his bed because he'd left his window open. Things discussed and explored (besides absinthe) is the wonderful dish that we're calling "spagaleto" [spa-gah-leto]; adventures in sleep apnea; and what it would be like to date Snow White.
This is the episode where Jerry discovers the perfect mixer for absinthe that isn't champagne nor water with a sugar cube. Also we cover Santa Clause flash mobs, zombie car washes, bowling with skulls, and why the mafia is awesome ... because we don't want them to kill us.
In this episode we discuss Dan's run-ins with Data Von Teese, famous for doing a burlesque routine in a giant glass of [simulated] absinthe; searching for and collecting absinthe paraphernalia; and the rare vodka named Zubrowka. We also tell tales of being chased by a buffalo, being attacked by a zebra, and for some reason speculate on just how much money God really does have. Music featured is by Lokumu off his album "A Beautiful Night."
Hello future people! In this episode we debunk the top 5 myths about absinthe, we propose a drinking game based on how many times Jerry mispronounces things, and Dan reveals he is coming down with a case of germaphobia. We also touch upon the sometimes shocking sexual nature of old cartoons, and Jerry wishes he had an electronic chinchilla.
Broadcasting from the past into the future, we regale you with tales of absinthe discovery, of close encounters with Hugh Hefner, of guilty pleasures and the long road leading to Ernest Hemingway's favorite drink: Slow Death in the Afternoon.