Welcome to the Pod'ems UP! podcast. Regular hosts Fred and Blotto with techy producer type, Knobs, discuss Politics and Culture all the while reviewing the finest craft beers that our home state of Michigan has to offer. Unpolished but honest is the best way to describe our style. Occasionally we up our game and invite our friends to join us. They may join us just for the Political or the Cultural topic, or both, but most certainly for the beer! Please give a listen and stay on board. Pod’ems UP!
Episode 88 – Trumpism trumps Trump
This week we dive uninvited into CPAC, virtually speaking. Will Trumpism out last Trump. Covid relief is coming, keep holding on America. Is Biden bombing? What about Bidens cabinet nominations – let’s get going and can we stop with the blatant hypocrisy already. Trumps tax woes are just heating up. I’m in Houston for the show so I picked up some local flavor. Buffalo Bayou Brewing 1836 Copper Ale. Little did I realize that Texas Independence Day is March 2, The day I recorded – how bout that pard’ner!
Episode 87 – Painted Into A Corner / Texas Snow Monkeys
This week is impeachment recap and the predictable outcome of the non-conviction. We won’t call it an acquittal because he’s still impeached. Big Texas sized lies about why the lights went out in Houston. Beer this week is Beard’s Brimley Stout. Finish with personal connection to the mess happening in Texas as Peanut moves to help the Snow Monkeys there.
Drink up, listen up and Pod’ems UP!
Episode 86 - Connecting the Impeachment Dots / Gambling on the Big Game
Going it alone, Blotto recaps the impeachment trial day 1&2. How is this not beyond impeachment and just downright criminal! He also takes a closer look at what the Trumpsters are saying about the evidence or how they are ignoring it altogether. Beer this week was The Mitten Peanuts and Crackerjacks (w/o the prize). I also tell you about my first entre in legal sports betting in Michigan.
Drink up, listen up and Pod’ems UP!
Episode 85 - Mission Accomplished! \ Busting Clays Round 2
Trump is officially out of the White House and President Biden has been sworn in. We talk about how we celebrated the inauguration. Politics is boring again. Trump is impeached for the 2nd time. Should the Senate convict this time? After a short break to discuss beer #2 we discuss the Pod’ems UP day at the range. Did Knobs manage to convert the rest of the cast? Find out!
Episode 84 - A Failed Coup
We very quickly established a recurring theme involving the number “84” this week. Semicolon returns to help us discuss the events of the last few days. It starts with both Democrats winning the Georgia Senate runoff late Tuesday night. Midday Wednesday Trump gives a speech to his cult saying they are going to walk down to the capitol and show their strength. Shortly after that the horde storms the capitol building and forces their way in. How was something that has been talked about for so long been allowed to happen? Trump, many hours later, condemns the riot but still says “I love you”. Trump makes one final speech where he finally commits to a peaceful transfer of power. Then gets banned for just about every major social media platform including Twitter. What a wild ride. All within the first week of 2021.
Episode 83 - Merry Pod’ems UP! \ Busting Clays
A lot to cover this week as Trump starts to pardon everyone who helped him break the laws of the country. Should the president’s pardon power be restricted? The House and Senate both agree to a new COVID stimulus package however it only includes $600 per person and a lot of pork. Trump, of left field, wants $2000 per person. Is he finally trying to help the American people or just putting the Republicans between a rock and a hard place? Knobs talks about going to the range and shooting clay pigeons. Is that a part of the 2nd Amendment?
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Good as a cold brew in July
I am a Trump (Dear Leader) supporter. Voted for him in ‘16 & will again in ‘20. With that being said I appreciate the opposite view point. This show has a great mix of their wrong opinions on politics & great insights on beer and I enjoy when they dive into current events not necessarily political.
Cliff notes to covefefe politics-these guys deliver
Great listen. I listen to NPR but Pod'ems Up will now be part of my regular news intake.
Super great conversational tone and they pick up on political nuances that are not covered everywhere else. I am going to share with my friends.
Blotto probably needs to up his taste in beer--but you don't need to acquire a taste for IPA's to enjoy this cool podcast!
I devoured the first three episodes of this podcast in two days and couldn’t wait for more! This combination of politics, beer, and culture are exactly what I want to listen to on my long commute! Check them out!