That’s right, friends. This is Dave. Jason is too busy training for his triathlon this weekend, so I’m doing the show notes in his place (for those of you who don’t know, he and his wife are doing a triathlon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so please donate here). As with last month, we didn’t have an actual topic, so we just yapped on about all kinds of crap, with one difference. You’ve heard us talking about how much of a drunk Jeff is, but today you get to hear it for yourselves, because Jeff and I were both having a touch of the good stuff while recording the show.

The Popdose Podcast, Episode 11: Drinking (55:49, 64.0 MB), featuring Jeff Giles, Jason Hare, and Dave Lifton.
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Show Notes

0:00 We barely get as far as the introduction before Jason decides to start stirring the pot, teasing Dave with his vuvuzela app on his iPhone as a tribute to all the work Dave did in covering the World Cup on this site. Dave starts to mention the “corpse flower” housed in the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, but before he could finish, Jason makes the obligatory joke about Dave’s grandmother, then pivots into a joke about Jeff’s mom. Dave discusses the differences between covering the tournament now and in 2006.

7:42 We talk about our beverages of choice for the podcast. Jeff chose some John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey, and gives a plug to his buddies at Drink Up NY. Dave went with a light, refreshing gin and tonic. Jason stuck with water. We learn that Jason will be in the NY Daily News because of his triathlon, and that Jeff’s plans to mess up his brother’s wedding are going well. Dave gives a life lesson learned from Curb Your Enthusiasm.

14:40 For the first time in Popdose Podcast history, Jeff comes up with something to talk about, Mel Gibson. We discuss the newly released second tape and whether or not he will ever work in Hollywood again, comparing his plight to that of other Hollywood A-listers who have turned into tabloid fodder.

23:10 Dave needs a refill.

24:11 We talk about what music we’ve been grooving to. Jeff is listening to J. Period’s recent mixtapes. Dave discovered, posthumously, the work of Will Owsley. Somehow, we don’t get around to what Jason has been listening to, but it was probably something by Indigo Girls.

30:01 Jeff discloses that he’s been watching the Rambo series for the first time, which neither Dave nor Jason had seen. They talk about the Rambo phenomenon in the mid-80s and why Jeff and Dave aren’t as drunk as they should be.


34:21 Jason and Jeff decide to re-enact the famous Life cereal commercial, with Dave as Mikey. So Dave recommends Songs From Northern Britain by Teenage Fanclub (Song: “I Don’t Want Control Of You”)

37:55 Jason likes Louie, the new F/X sitcom starring comedian Louis C.K., which Jeff also loves (Audio: Clip featuring Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais – NSFW)

46:20 Jeff recommends the as-yet unreleased children’s music benefit compilation Many Hands: Family Music For Haiti (Song: “Sing About The Sun” by Dog On Fleas)

Wrappin’ It Up

That’s it for us. On the way out, we tease that August’s show will be a unlike anything we’ve done before. Don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes, and to visit our Facebook fan page as well as the Popdose Twitter feed. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next month!

About the Author

Dave Lifton

The perpetually cranky Dave Lifton produces and co-hosts the Popdose Podcast and contributes an occasional column when he darn well feels like it. But mostly he eats Cheetos and yells at kids to get off his lawn, which is strange because he lives in an apartment. The guiding force behind LifStrong, he can be found on Twitter at @dslifton.

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