95 episodes

Two Brothers drink beer and talk about the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Universally Speaking: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Podcast Ben / Sam Townsend

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Two Brothers drink beer and talk about the Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Episode 91 - Frusciante Special #8: The Empyrean Part 2

    Episode 91 - Frusciante Special #8: The Empyrean Part 2

    The Brothers conclude the epic journey that is John Frusciantes 2009 album, The Empyrean.

    We are part of the Deep Dive Podcast Network: https://twitter.com/DeepDivePodNet

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    Ben: https://twitter.com/universallyrhcp

    Sam: https://twitter.com/stacktownsend

    Instagram:

    Ben: https://www.instagram.com/universallyspeakingrhcp_pod/

    Read ‘Me and My Friends’ - The World’s #1 RHCP Newsletter - Subscribe here: https://buttondown.email/rhcpsessions.

    Check out our Drum Ambassadors (Jack Johnson) projects here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdy0pbWSOg6f8vcYnngIQ0A

    Check out our Bass Ambassadors (Aidan Hampson) projects here: http://aidanhampson.co.uk/

    Check out friend of the pod, Dan Boyd's Pop Shock Podcast - for all your pop culture needs! Audio: https://anchor.fm/popshockpod / Video: https://youtube.com/channel/UCHY5pXX_x7Kv4e8wJmHoK5A

    For your vinyl needs please shop at Black Star Records: https://www.blackstarrecords.co.uk and Black Wax Coffee and Records: https://blackwaxcoffee.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 90 - Live at Austin City Limits Commentary with Bass Ambassador Aidan Hampson (Re-Upload)

    Episode 90 - Live at Austin City Limits Commentary with Bass Ambassador Aidan Hampson (Re-Upload)

    The Brothers are at it again, and this time they are ably supported by the podcast Bass Ambassador, Aidan Hampson. The boys settle in to watch the band play live at Austin City Limits whilst doing a little dance and drinking a little water.

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    Ben: https://twitter.com/universallyrhcp

    Sam: https://twitter.com/stacktownsend

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    Ben: https://www.instagram.com/universallyspeakingrhcp_pod/

    Read ‘Me and My Friends’ - The World’s #1 RHCP Newsletter - Subscribe here: https://buttondown.email/rhcpsessions.

    Check out our Drum Ambassadors (Jack Johnson) projects here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdy0pbWSOg6f8vcYnngIQ0A

    Check out our Bass Ambassadors (Aidan Hampson) projects here: http://aidanhampson.co.uk/

    Check out friend of the pod, Dan Boyd's Pop Shock Podcast - for all your pop culture needs! Audio: https://anchor.fm/popshockpod / Video: https://youtube.com/channel/UCHY5pXX_x7Kv4e8wJmHoK5A

    For your vinyl needs please shop at Black Star Records: https://www.blackstarrecords.co.uk and Black Wax Coffee and Records: https://blackwaxcoffee.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 89 - ROTDC First Listen

    Episode 89 - ROTDC First Listen

    The Brothers enjoy a long, glorious day dressing up in fancy dress and listening to Return of the Dream Canteen for the first time. Beer was drunk and a good time was had.

    We are part of the Deep Dive Podcast Network: https://twitter.com/DeepDivePodNet

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    Ben: https://www.instagram.com/universallyspeakingrhcp_pod/

    Read ‘Me and My Friends’ - The World’s #1 RHCP Newsletter - Subscribe here: https://buttondown.email/rhcpsessions.

    Check out our Drum Ambassadors (Jack Johnson) projects here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdy0pbWSOg6f8vcYnngIQ0A

    Check out our Bass Ambassadors (Aidan Hampson) projects here: http://aidanhampson.co.uk/

    Check out friend of the pod, Dan Boyd's Pop Shock Podcast - for all your pop culture needs! Audio: https://anchor.fm/popshockpod / Video: https://youtube.com/channel/UCHY5pXX_x7Kv4e8wJmHoK5A

    For your vinyl needs please shop at Black Star Records: https://www.blackstarrecords.co.uk and Black Wax Coffee and Records: https://blackwaxcoffee.co.uk/

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    Episode 88 - Frusciante Special #7: The Empyrean Part 1

    Episode 88 - Frusciante Special #7: The Empyrean Part 1

    The Brothers take the first part of the epic journey that is John Frusciantes 2009 album, The Empyrean.

    We are part of the Deep Dive Podcast Network: https://twitter.com/DeepDivePodNet

    Follow us on the good old socials:

    Twitter:

    Ben: https://twitter.com/universallyrhcp

    Sam: https://twitter.com/stacktownsend

    Instagram:

    Ben: https://www.instagram.com/universallyspeakingrhcp_pod/

    Read ‘Me and My Friends’ - The World’s #1 RHCP Newsletter - Subscribe here: https://buttondown.email/rhcpsessions.

    Check out our Drum Ambassadors (Jack Johnson) projects here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdy0pbWSOg6f8vcYnngIQ0A

    Check out our Bass Ambassadors (Aidan Hampson) projects here: http://aidanhampson.co.uk/

    Check out friend of the pod, Dan Boyd's Pop Shock Podcast - for all your pop culture needs! Audio: https://anchor.fm/popshockpod / Video: https://youtube.com/channel/UCHY5pXX_x7Kv4e8wJmHoK5A

    For your vinyl needs please shop at Black Star Records: https://www.blackstarrecords.co.uk and Black Wax Coffee and Records: https://blackwaxcoffee.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 87 - Eddie Reaction Podcast (Interim Episode)

    Episode 87 - Eddie Reaction Podcast (Interim Episode)

    The Brothers discuss their initial thoughts about the new single, Eddie.

    We are part of the Deep Dive Podcast Network: https://twitter.com/DeepDivePodNet

    Follow us on the good old socials:

    Twitter:

    Ben: https://twitter.com/universallyrhcp

    Sam: https://twitter.com/stacktownsend

    Instagram:

    Ben: https://www.instagram.com/universallyspeakingrhcp_pod/

    Read ‘Me and My Friends’ - The World’s #1 RHCP Newsletter - Subscribe here: https://buttondown.email/rhcpsessions.

    Check out our Drum Ambassadors (Jack Johnson) projects here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdy0pbWSOg6f8vcYnngIQ0A

    Check out our Bass Ambassadors (Aidan Hampson) projects here: http://aidanhampson.co.uk/

    Check out friend of the pod, Dan Boyd's Pop Shock Podcast - for all your pop culture needs! Audio: https://anchor.fm/popshockpod / Video: https://youtube.com/channel/UCHY5pXX_x7Kv4e8wJmHoK5A

    For your vinyl needs please shop at Black Star Records: https://www.blackstarrecords.co.uk and Black Wax Coffee and Records: https://blackwaxcoffee.co.uk/

    • 38 min
    Episode 86 - Mothers Milk Part 2

    Episode 86 - Mothers Milk Part 2

    The Brothers enjoy a lovely glass (can) of Milk (Beer) and talk about songs 4-6 on the classic album, Mothers Milk.
    We are part of the Deep Dive Podcast Network: https://twitter.com/DeepDivePodNet

    Follow us on the good old socials:

    Twitter:

    Ben: https://twitter.com/universallyrhcp

    Sam: https://twitter.com/stacktownsend

    Instagram:

    Ben: https://www.instagram.com/universallyspeakingrhcp_pod/

    Read ‘Me and My Friends’ - The World’s #1 RHCP Newsletter - Subscribe here: https://buttondown.email/rhcpsessions.

    Check out our Drum Ambassadors (Jack Johnson) projects here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdy0pbWSOg6f8vcYnngIQ0A

    Check out our Bass Ambassadors (Aidan Hampson) projects here: http://aidanhampson.co.uk/

    Check out friend of the pod, Dan Boyd's Pop Shock Podcast - for all your pop culture needs! Audio: https://anchor.fm/popshockpod / Video: https://youtube.com/channel/UCHY5pXX_x7Kv4e8wJmHoK5A

    For your vinyl needs please shop at Black Star Records: https://www.blackstarrecords.co.uk and Black Wax Coffee and Records: https://blackwaxcoffee.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Dom Salmon ,

RHCP: Real Hilarious Comic Podcast

This is such a joy to listen to. These guys know and love the Chili Peppers. The brothers (cup) have a healthily irreverent love for the band, so they’re not afraid to get critical when it’s warranted. Seems the same could be said of their love for each other 😂

I was just looking for a review of ‘Unlimited Love’, but what I got was so much better. This is an absolute goldmine for anyone craving some Chili Peppers chatter. Their scope is admirably ambitious, covering not just albums but b-sides and live shows too, as well as projects the band members have done outside of their work together. The way they break things down track-by-track means you can pause the pod and listen to a track or watch a clip as though you’re their experiencing it with them.

A brilliant blend of silly whimsy and geeky technical musical analysis, aided by their brilliant ambassadors, which suits the subject matter beautifully. I’ll be forever grateful to Jack, the drum ambassador, for pointing out the three blushters (? 🤷‍♂️ ?) Chad “the Myth” Smith pounds out to announce the guitar solo on ‘Watchu Thinkin’’ - I listen out for them every time now, and it’s become one of my favourite moments on the album.

Was lucky enough to meet the hosts and some fellow listeners before the London gig on Saturday 25th June, and they were a wonderful bunch of people. Long may the podcast continue and the community grow! 🌶

IrenaHalder ,

RHCP Insights and Much More

I’m a regular listener and I thoroughly enjoy this podcast about all things RHCP and some things Townsend Brothers. Not only are Ben & Sam knowledgable about their subject, they are also high spirited and hilariously funny, especially as the beer flows 😆They have a unique take on reviewing Chili tracks and albums and can talk endlessly about the minute details of their favourite band’s music. If you need a guaranteed cheer up, this is the place to be.

Tony Uncle Al ,

Golden Content

Great podcast from the 2 Townsend Brothers. Not only talking about the band formed in early 1980s, Red Hot Chili Peppers, but providing humour, ambassadorships and beer reviews along the way. I’ve also heard that their drum ambassador is SUPER handsome!

Jack 🦊

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