No Free Refills is a pop culture podcast hosted by Ezra Baker (Stumptown Coffee) and Tymika Lawrence (Atlas Coffee), produced by Sprudge collaborator Jeremy Hernandez. This is a totally new and different kind of coffee show: pop culture obsessives Ezra Baker and Tymika Lawrence are offering guided deep dives into the world of reality TV, internet culture, and modern life. Fueled by a delicious pot of coffee at the start of each episode, our hosts tackle the big issues, revel in the mess, and offer plenty of laughs along the way.
It's officially wedding season—and it's a busy wedding season. To celebrate, No Free Refills hosts Tymika Lawrence and Ezra Baker sip coffee while discussing their favorite wedding reality shows, catered food served cold, venues, dresses that look good for her, and so much more.
No Free Refills is sponsored by Pacific Barista Series and Seattle Coffee Gear.
Harry & Meghan
The focus of episode eight is the explosive Oprah Winfrey interview with American-born Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry.
No holds are barred, no punches pulled—Baker and Lawrence go deep in this conversation, exploring centuries of colonial hierarchies and racist societal structures that impact how we think, act, and yes, even drink (it's no accident they're sipping tea on this episode). This is a fearless no-F's-given broadcast and it makes for an incredible show.
Sex and the City
The focus of episode seven is the hit HBO romantic-comedy series Sex and the City based on Candace Bushnell's 1997 book. Why focus on a decades-old series? Several reasons! Quarantine streamers are rediscovering the series on the new streaming platform HBO Max, and there's much buzz about the soon-to-be-released reboot And Just Like That.
The Vow NXIVM Documentary Series
In this week's episode, hosts Tymika Lawrence and Ezra Baker dive into the HBO documentary series The Vow. Each episode of No Free Refills kicks off with a drink, and in this week's show, Lawrence drinks a Pét-Nat while Baker sip Go Get Em Tiger Nano Challa from Ethiopia. This episode is sponsored by Seattle Coffee Gear and Pacific Foods.
In this week's episode, hosts Tymika Lawrence and Ezra Baker drink wine and nitro flash brew coffee and continue to socially distance, speaking to each other from their respective homes in New York City.
The focus of Episode Five is the comedy series PEN15 now streaming on Hulu.
This episode is sponsored by Seattle Coffee Gear and Pacific Foods Barista Series.
Black Is King
In this week's episode, hosts Tymika Lawrence and Ezra Baker drink wine (we love wine) and continue to socially distance, speaking to each other from their respective homes in New York City. Each episode of No Free Refills kicks off with a drink, and in this week's show, Lawrence drinks a Pét-Nat from South Africa while Baker sips Glou Glou 2019 Las Jaras. The focus of Episode Four is Beyoncé's visual album Black Is King streaming now on Disney+. Full transcript: https://bit.ly/32tjIdW
when’s the live show
Because I no longer have a commute to listen to podcasts, I take walks around my neighborhood every time a new episode drops. This podcast is so smart and so funny, and you don’t have to be a coffee person to learn something from these two. I’ll watch anything they tell me to. Snatch your grandma’s passwords so you can, too. Can’t wait for the live show one day?! Five stars! Ezra and Tymika are the best and brightest.
The coffee podcast we needed
Coffee is so insular and it’s refreshing to hear coffee pros cover something other than extraction or roast theory. And who doesn’t love trash tv!?
I just hope they discuss Love Island soon
When someone makes you actually want to watch reality TV, and THEN follows it up with A Different World. What’s next?? Can’t wait whatever it may be! Keep these hits coming!