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From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt and his special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good complaining. Leave us a voicemail on our rant hotline at: (601) 600-RANT (7268).

Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai Pineapple Street Media

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From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt and his special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good complaining. Leave us a voicemail on our rant hotline at: (601) 600-RANT (7268).

    Don't Be A (Kitchen) Tool (with Sohla El-Waylly)

    Don't Be A (Kitchen) Tool (with Sohla El-Waylly)

    Loose emus, tiktok "pranks" and diving deep into many, many kitchen utensils. After that we have self-proclaimed food person Sohla El-Waylly on the pod! She's been making news as an advocate for fair pay for the Bon Appétit video staff. We rant about whole roast chickens, eating outdoors, and Matt learns how to boil an egg. For Do Better White People, we are focusing on the explosion in Beirut. In a matter of seconds, people have lost their homes, their friends, their family members, livelihoods, and more in a devastating explosion. You can donate here, here and here. And you can sign petitions to support people in Lebanon, to investigate the explosion, and to freeze assets to corrupt politicians. Bari has been watching Ramy and Search Party, and Matt catching up on Bob's Burgers. Follow Matt on social media @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie, and Unhappy Hour @UnhappyHourPod on Twitter only.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    30, Flirty and HATING IT (with Sasheer Zamata)

    30, Flirty and HATING IT (with Sasheer Zamata)

    Hitchhiking dogs, banned emus, and diving deep into a decade of Matt's top accomplishments. Because Matt's turning 30, B*TCH! After that, comedian Sasheer Zamata joins us on the pod to talk about pole dancing, ice cream, and her podcast Best Friends, which she cohosts with her IRL best friend Nicole Byer. For this week's Do Better White People, we're sending postcards to Colorado officials through Culture Greetings to demand justice for Elijah McClain. It’s been a year since Elijah was killed during a police encounter, and the Instagram account @justiceforelijahmcclain is doing a big campaign to advocate for justice from Aug 1 - 23rd. You can find more info on their IG. Bari's watching Ramy on Hulu, and Matt is watching classic love stories like Casablanca! Follow everyone on social media: Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @MattBellassai, and Unhappy Hour @UnhappyHourPod (on Twitter only).
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    • 1 hr
    Rain, Rain, F*ck Off (with Phillip Picardi)

    Rain, Rain, F*ck Off (with Phillip Picardi)

    A pee pee protest, UFOs are real?! and diving deep into stormy summer weather. After that, we have journalist, and media mogul Phillip Picardi (Teen Vogue, OUT Magazine) to talk about working with Anna Wintour, having dinner with Whoopi Goldberg, and finding religion in his new podcast "Unholier Than Thou." For Do Better White People, we're talking about the surge in hate crimes and harassment against Asian-Americans. There's a new campaign from Advertising Council and Alan Yang with the tagline "Fight The Virus, Fight The Bias," and you can read more about it in the New York Times. This week, Bari watched an episode of the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea on PBS and Matt watched HBO's I'll Be Gone In The Dark and Moonstruck (arguably one of the greatest movies of all time). You can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @MattBellassai, and Unhappy Hour @UnhappyHourPod.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dental DAMN (with Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow)

    Dental DAMN (with Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow)

    Pizza weapons, screaming peacocks, and diving deep into the dentist. After that, we have writers/journalists/podcast hosts Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow on the pod to talk about their book "Big Friendship." We also rant about dust jackets and (gasp!) Hamilton. For Do Better White People, we're highlighting the work of activist, writer, doula, and educator, ShiShi Rose. You can subscribe to her newsletter and support her work through her website, https://www.shihirose.com, You can also her @shishi.rose on IG. And this week, Bari watched an episode of the ridiculous Netflix gameshow, Awake, and Matt watched the Netflix revival of Unsolved Mysteries. You can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @MattBellassai, and Unhappy Hour @UnhappyHourPod.

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    • 1 hr
    Let's Rant (with Ashly Perez)

    Let's Rant (with Ashly Perez)

    Spiky death snakes, cat burglars, and deep diving into our very own RANT HOTLINE! That's right, it's time to go through some of the messages you've left in our voice-mailbox and rant right alongside you. After that, we have actor and writer Ashly Perez on the pod. We recorded this interview many months ago and are so excited to finally share it with you AND to let you know that Ashly has a book coming out! It's called "Read This for Inspiration." You can sign up for updates and get a free PDF excerpt of her book right here. For this week's Do Better White People, we're talking about the Netflix documentary Disclosure.
    And this week, Bari's watching I'll Be Gone In The Dark on HBO and Matt's rewatching Hamilton on Disney+. You can find Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @MattBellassai, and Unhappy Hour on Twitter @UnhappyHourPod.
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    • 1 hr
    Baby, You're A Plastic Bag (with Ian Lockwood)

    Baby, You're A Plastic Bag (with Ian Lockwood)

    Swimming at Bass Pro Shop, goat paternity tests, and deep diving into why fireworks are the worst. After that, we have comedian Ian Lockwood on the pod to talk about video games, Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat, and his new EP, Nasty. For this week's Do Better White People, we're talking about how COVID-19 is affecting farmworkers and highlighting Washmasks. Washmasks is a mutual aid initiative that's collecting and distributing masks for farmworkers in Washington. For more information on the subject, you can check out these articles:
    "Farmworkers are facing their own coronavirus crisis" on CNN and "Migrant Farmworkers Feed America – And They're At High Risk for A Coronavirus Outbreak" on Huffington Post.

    And this week, Bari's watching I May Destroy You on HBO and Matt's watching Hamilton on Disney+. You can find Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @MattBellassai, and Unhappy Hour on Twitter @UnhappyHourPod.
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    • 57 min

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