Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inroducing a Brand New Podcast

I know I’ve been deep-teasing this for a while, but I wanted to make sure that all of our ducks were in a row, so to speak, before popping off about it, so here goes:

A couple of my buddies and I finally have our podcast up-and-running.

It’s called “Bottle and Cans.” The idea is that myself and my buddies Gunner and Dave sit around, crack a bottle of wine, spirits, or a few beers, talk about the wine, beer, or spirits a bit, and move on to a (hopefully entertaining) topic of the day. My goal is to cut all of the snobby bullshit out of the wine segment, and try to teach you a little about wine for that next business dinner where some asshole is really being a difficult wine snob, or where everyone turns to you for some reason on wine-related matters and you have no idea what to do. For the beer and liquor, it's more to have a good time and expose people to new possibilities for their drinking enjoyment.

It’s been a blast so far, as we banked a lot of episodes before rolling it out, and the technical side of things took us a little longer to figure out than initially anticipated, but I think we finally have a consistently funny, entertaining product to put out there every week. We were experimenting with the format a little bit the first few episodes, but by episode 3 or so, we found a format that seems to work for us, so if you bear with us for those first two, there will certainly be a payoff down the road. Heck, now we even have the unequaled Ronald Jenkees (of YouTube and B.S. Report fame) playing us in and out of segments (super chill guy, good people), so listen for the music if nothing else.

I think we’re planning on releasing new episodes weekly (usually on Wednesdays) over at our site: www.bottleandcanspodcast.com. We won’t be able to get on iTunes until we’ve released seven episodes, so it’ll be a couple more weeks. Until then, there are two ways to enjoy the podcast on your mp3 player:

  1. If your mp3 player has a web browser, go to www.bottleandcanspodcast.com and you can stream it live. If you don't have an unlimited data plan, you'll probably want to stream it at a free wireless spot, as the episodes can come in at over 10 MB.
  2. Download it to your computer and put it on your mp3 player that way.

Be warned, as Bill Simmons might say, Bottle and Cans is an adult conversation that may at times touch on mature subjects (translation: we say “fuck” a good amount and make some “off-color” references at times). But it’s all in the spirit of good fun and comedy.

We’ve also set up a facebook page and twitter feed, as well as a gmail address (bottleandcans@gmail.com). If you like what you hear, let us know any of the three ways, and tell your friends.

So if you have some time and want to learn a little bit about booze or just hear some funny, bullshitting-type stuff, head on over, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy.

D.J. Gelner is a writer, entrepreneur, and recovering attorney in St. Louis, Missouri. You can e-mail him at djssuperblog@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @djgelner. Friend him on facebook here.

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