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BIS with Special Guest and Fellow Super-Geek, Jake Duell

The Buddies gently sip Carthusian Sazeracs (yup, they’re a thing) and are joined by Mike’s co-worker and friend, fellow super-geek Jake Duell!

Laugh at Jake’s sparkling wit! Marvel at his D&D knowledge! And be wowed by his political science-informed explanation of the history of America’s love of guns!

Carthusian Sazerac Recipe:

Ingredients

2 1⁄2 oz. rye whiskey

1⁄4 oz. green Chartreuse

1⁄2 tsp. simple syrup

Absinthe rinse

2 dashes lemon bitters

Lemon twist, for garnish

Instructions

Stir rye, Chartreuse, and syrup over ice in a cocktail mixing glass. Add a splash of absinthe into a coupe glass, and swirl to coat the inside of the glass before discarding the absinthe. Strain rye mixture into glass; top with bitters and garnish with a lemon twist.
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The Buddies Tackle Stranger Things 2

Things start out heavy as the Buddies sip delicious “Bushwhacked By the Holidaze” cocktails and Mike relays some of his own personal tales of being sexually harassed in his younger, actor/waiter years.

Then things take a turn for the… strange (get it?!) as the Buddies spend the latter half breaking down all the (loads of) good and (the little) bad of Netflix’s  Stranger Things 2.

Plus: Secret Hitler! Redecorating disappointment! All the laughs!

“Bushwhacked By the Holidaze” Drink Recipe:

1oz light rum

1oz dark rum

1oz Kahlua

6oz Egg Nog

1 can cream of coconut (just the cream!)

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BIS With Special Guest Paul Craffey, Veteran Model, Actor and Dealer of Antiques

The Buddies are joined by an old friend of Mike’s, Paul Craffey, who in his almost 80 years on earth has lived numerous lives, working in the fashion world, acting in film, television and stage and running a hugely successful antiques business.

Marvel at his wit and wisdom! Soak in his humor! And be awed by his many, many celebrity stories!

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With Special Guest Jefferson Svengsouk, Literally the Most Interesting Man In the World

The Buddies drink Mike’s original cocktail, the “Medica Libre,” as they are joined by special guest Jefferson Svengsouk, a fellow sake enthusiast and, quite literally, the single most interesting person either of them has ever met!

Don’t believe us? Listen to the podcast and learn a ton about brewing sake at home, playing the Native American flute in Emergency Rooms as music therapy, keeping bees, exercising with maces and much, much more!

See? We weren’t exaggerating!

“Medica Libre” recipe: 2oz white rum, splash Apple Pie moonshine, 3/4 bottle Fentimans Dandelion and Burdock soda,  1 lime wedge.

 

Smike genes

The Genetic Breakdown of S Michael Smith

The Buddies sip a “Gin-etic” cocktail as they dissect S’mike’s ancestry and genetic traits, courtesy of 23andme.com. And what they discover is truly unbelievable!

No, seriously this time.

If you’re curious about what 23andme is all about, this is your best chance to hear an unbiased take on all of the many insights they offer.*

Plus: S’mike’s muscle type in relation to power athletes! Back-hair-offs! And how to get fellatio from white supremacists!

*This episode was NOT sponsored in any way by 23andme. Buttttt… if they’d like to throw us a lil’ sumpin’ for devoting a whole episode to their service, we wouldn’t say nooooooooo…

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The Buddies Take Toronto

The Buddies drink Mike’s delicious, even boozier reinvention of the Nutty Irishman while they relive their thrilling couples’ trip to Toronto. Stories include Japanese cheescake shop wars, charcoal ice cream-related suicide and harrowing border-crossing pro tips.

Also: Songs too annoying to be used in Hell! Meat sweats! And drunken, excitable behavior!

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The Buddies Shamelessly Sell Out

In this episode, the Buddies drink dangerously tasty gingered apple pie moonshine cocktails and mistakenly believe that they are sponsored by a number of businesses, whom they then shamelessly promote.

For no reason.

Also: A three-year-old’s “Castle In the Sky” viewing experience! Gushing over “Get Out!” Wearing weird shoes that simulate walking barefoot in the Masai Desert!

Oh, annnnd comedy…

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Riding the Shark

The Buddies sip Perfect Gingers and discuss Game of Thrones’ “shark-riding” tendencies, Charlottesville and the fact that No Man’s Sky is finally, a year later… an actual video game.

Also: Demon steeds! Legend of Zelda snooze fests! And recreating Valerian’s lack of romance in Skyrim!

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The Buddies Flick the Web with Special Guest Andrea Rizzo

The Buddies go non-alcoholic as they welcome special guest and budding voice actress Andrea Rizzo, an old friend of S’mike’s and a part of his mysterious, illusive past!

Catchphrases are coined, copy is read and shocking things are revealed about S’mike*

Hear Dre’s voice reels at www.arizzovoice.com!

 

*Being completely boring technically counts as shocking nowadays. We’re just saying.

Logans in Space

The Telltale Hole

The Buddies drink an Ouzon soda-based cocktail while recounting To-Do list adventures, the ignorance of neighborhood kids and how to properly punch someone’s face off if you are Wolverine.

Plus: Miyazaki’s films vs Disney films! The rise and fall of Ben Stiller! And inordinate fears of subscribing to HBO!

Not to mention commmmmmmedy!