Earful of Cocktail: Episode 1 (0:00:00 - 0:05:00)
The Cocktail Gang gets "Wild Again" as we set off on a new podtail... or should we say "pod tale"! After all, we have a Whale of a Story to share with you: the story of brash, young, scared military man Brian Flanagan and his dreams of owning the city of New York, one spinning bottle of liquor at a time. New features are debuted: "Drink of the Ep", "Flair in the Air", and "Who Let the Spoilers Out?". We pick apart the film’s depiction of masculinity in the 1980s, fill you in on the latest news and gossip about Gilles Gothic, examine the roots of George W. Bush’s imperialist aims, and check up on your favorite Long Island City subway stops. As we’ve always said, there has to be a crossroad, a place to draw the line. And as always, we attempt to answer the question, "what is theirs and what is mine?" The answer may surprise you.
Drink of the Ep is the The Uncle Pat
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Earful of Cocktail: Episode 2 (0:05:00 - 0:10:00)
Outwork, outthink, outscheme, and outmanoeuvre: that's the strategy for the Cocktail Gang as we address the second five, as Brian Flanagan pursues other avenues and wears many ties. We are introduced to the first of Coughlin’s Laws, and hear the chilling name of "McDougall" for the first time. A lot happens during this episode: the psychology of Uncle Pat is delved, logical positivism is assessed, and we even start a lawsuit! Along the way, we attempt to solve the mystery once and for all: did the Mets win the World Series in 1969 or 1965? The movie "Cocktail" offers clues. New feature: "Coughlin’s Laws."
Drink of the Ep is the Big Apple Interview
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Earful of Cocktail: Episode 3 (0:10:00 - 0:15:00)
An episode with all the excitement of the Keynesian revolution... but wait, there's more! Brian Flanagan goes full frogman, concurrent with matriculation to the University of Toronto. He's slipping and sliding behind the bar, scoring big tips from the waitstaff and BIGGER tips from Douglas Coughlin. The cocktail gang analyze the terrible, terrible drinks of the 1980s that are screamed in Brian's direction, as well as the vacant heart of 1980s greed. What does it mean? Nothing! Also featuring "With Fresh Eyes", with DJ scuttle_toes.
Drink of the Ep is the Ding-A-Ling
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Earful of Cocktail: Episode 4 (0:15:00 - 0:20:00)
In this week's episode of Earful of Cocktail, we celebrate the life of famed movie star and bartender Tom Cruise. As Brian Flanagan contemplates his own mortality, faces his addiction to love, and staves off hug-me eyes, light dawns on Marble Head. Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Marc Chambers, host of the podcast whose name we all know. #RIPTomCruise #NeverRecover #StickWithTheBrew
Drink of the Ep is the Finnegan's Obit
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Earful of Cocktail: Episode 5 (0:20:00 - 0:25:00)
It's a Target Kids takeover this episode of Earful, as we lurk within internet-only radio signals under the cover of a volleyball game. We break down the fifth five minutes, from assessing business proposals, juggling pizza, to examining the forgotten B-side of the Big Bopper's biggest bop. Also featuring detailed economic analysis of the bartender game through a Georgist lens, andeven cameos from Trump AND Clinton! Guest for "With Fresh Eyes": Trevor Adamo, who has useful information on comics-related websites to visit.
Drink of the Ep is the Silicon Valley Dirty Lyle
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Earful of Cocktail: Episode 6 (0:25:00 - 0:30:00)
Prepare your epsom, calculate your epsom checksum, and relax with the sixth five minutes of Cocktail! Some powerful stuff this episode, as the Earful gang investigates Brian Flanagan's role in #pizzagate, makes wagers on the future of rice-washing AI, takes preliminary efforts to reach out to Heywood Gould (a nail-biting LIVE tweet!), and importantly, never, ever talks over the sound of a human voice. For what is a "podcast" if not a panopticon for us to watch and be watched? And really, what separates the prose of the Earful gang from the work of a yuppie poet? ...and THAT'S the bottom line!
Drink of the Ep is the Yuppie Behind Bars
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Earful of Cocktail: Episode 7 (0:30:00 - 0:35:00)
Pull out your HDCP stripper, organize your locally-administered FTP server, and get all shook up for another five minutes of Cocktail! When Brian's fling with Coral marks the start of a relationship, threatening a veritable bro paradise, it's up to the Earful Gang to analyze the gender-fluid spaces that emerge–and the results can only be described as "extratentacular"! Best listened to from the perch of a hot tub in front of your fireplace.
Drink of the Ep is the Angry Basketball
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