The Barry Bullock Hour
Episode 036 - An Audio Culinary Tour of New Zealand, Australia, and the USA

Episode 036 - An Audio Culinary Tour of New Zealand, Australia, and the USA

July 2, 2020

Foodies unite! Episode 36 is the one you've been waiting for, an episode almost entirely taken up by discussions over some of the finer things in life: food and drink. 

It's a duet, a two-hander, with the Bullock and the Cox taking hot seats on both sides of the Tasman Sea, with a VB and Lakeman Brewing Hopadelic IPA in hand. 

The hot topic of the day is pies. And with no Australian voices on the air the hard questions are soon asked:

Is the classic Four and Twenty Meat Pie the world's worst pie?

 

When the Aussies are away, the Kiwi and the American will play!

 

#Episode36

#KillTheFourAndTwentyMeatPie

#PieTime

 

Episode 035 - “You Can Lead A Horse To Water But You Can’t Teach It To Waterski”

Episode 035 - “You Can Lead A Horse To Water But You Can’t Teach It To Waterski”

June 4, 2020

It's a special #BarryBullockHour, as we're all recording FROM HOME. That's right, from our three home studios we take this podcast ONLINE. Well, it's always been online. You get the picture...

Despite being remote, it's a cracking episode. We cover the return of sports, and the subject quickly turns to how to fix the most contentious day on the sporting calendar: the Melbourne Cup. And boy, do we fix it! 

#Episode35 for your listening pleasure!

#SayYesToTheCup

#MelbourneCup2080

Episode 034 - #LockdownListening part II, #SpicyBedChat, DVDs, and the Super Rugby away strip debacle

Episode 034 - #LockdownListening part II, #SpicyBedChat, DVDs, and the Super Rugby away strip debacle

April 30, 2020

Recorded on March 22, 2020 as part of a big boozy double-header, Episode 34 starts with many brews already under the belt as the gang look ahead to the impending covid-19 crisis.

Callum predicts the end of the internet as we know it, and a return to more old-fashioned forms of media. Kieran jumps in in agreement, albeit with a curious twist set years into the future.  

Clem turns up the spice-o-meter, as things turn R18 with a little bit of #SpicyBedChat. 

Eric rightly turns the conversation back to beer, with a frightening hypothetical around the supply of beer in the midst of the virus crisis.

And Kieran rounds out the episode with a blistering #BigDogBone - if you happen to be employed in the Adidas uniform design department then you may want to switch off, or prepare to be properly blasted! *the game is incorrectly mentioned by Kieran as Blues v Bulls, when it was actually Highlanders v Bulls*

An absolute belter in the shadow of the pending apocalyse!

#34

 

Episode 033 - “What Happens in Self-Isolation Stays in Self-Isolation”

Episode 033 - “What Happens in Self-Isolation Stays in Self-Isolation”

March 31, 2020

It's part one of a big #BarryBullockHour double-header as we gather around the microphone for one last blast before the world goes into lockdown. Recorded on March 22nd, 2020.

We kick it off with Eric "Big Time Foreigner" Cox chowing down on some delicious (?) lamington chips, and Cal comes to the party with the perfect beer pairing - the Quiet Deeds Lamington Brown Ale. Things then get absurdly patriotic. Little Bang's outstanding Undercover Fashion Police NEIPA is then drunk, freshly smuggled over from the brewery in Adelaide. 

We've got the latest results and tips for the #DavidMitchellChallenge, but with the postponement/cancellation of all global sport, what can there be left to watch? Kieran scours Youtube and comes up with a bold offering. 

Big Dog comes to the party with some of the silver linings of the Covid-19 outbreak, such as FREE ENTERTAINMENT! Stuck on a disease-riddled cruise ship? Don't worry, there are companies out there that have got your back. 

The Cox rounds out the episode with a controversial #BigDogBone.

All this and more for your #LockdownListening!

#BarryBullockHour #33

#WhatHappensInSelfIsolationStaysInSelfIsolation

 

Episode 032 - “Any Bin’s a Win” in the #TwinkieChallenge, Munters on Electric Skateboards

Episode 032 - “Any Bin’s a Win” in the #TwinkieChallenge, Munters on Electric Skateboards

March 1, 2020

Episode 32 is an absolute cracker, a Friday-night fanfare fuelled by jagerbombs, strawberry Fanta, the Burnley Brewing Pale Ale and the Beatnik XPA. Callum returns fire after his failed Fruit Salad Challenge and sets Kieran another food-based challenge. We get an update on the David Mitchell standings. Kieran has a bone to pick with people on electric scooters. And Eric rounds out the episode with a bizarre but enticing proposition about flying fruit.

#32

#TwinkieChallenge

#SkateboardMunters

#AnyBinsAWin

Episode 031 - Eric Cox the Big Time Foreigner presents “Tennis player or Serial Killer?”

Episode 031 - Eric Cox the Big Time Foreigner presents “Tennis player or Serial Killer?”

January 28, 2020

Big Dog kicks off episode #31 of the #BarryBullockHour with a #BigDogBone about Jetstar - surely not the first criticism levelled at the Australian budget airline, but by far the most entertaining! Kieran defends the consumption of traditional winter liquids stout and soup in the summer months. Why should deliciousness be seasonal? Cal unleashes a ferocious rant at the latest frankenfood to grace Australian supermarket shelves, and Eric, being American, is far less repulsed about the controversial combination of savoury and sweet. He then turns his attention to a quiz, in celebration of the upcoming #AustralianOpen, and presents "Is this person a tennis player or a serial killer?" Can a bloke whose first name is TENNYS actually play the game? Or is this surely a clever double-bluff by the Minnesotan quizmaster? 

 

All this, and much more!

#31

#SkyKennel

#Tennys

#SummerStouts

#BigTimeForeigner

Episode 030 - CHRISTMAS PARTY CABINET

Episode 030 - CHRISTMAS PARTY CABINET

December 22, 2019

It's #ChristmasTime, mistletoe and BEER! Episode 30 sees the newly-minted serious financial podcast return to its roots with the purchase of the Purvis Beer Advent Calendar box. The beers are unveiled, drafted, and then drunk as the usual chaotic chat follows.

Kieran has a bone to pick with fast food loyalty schemes. HOW MANY Subway sandwiches does he have to buy to get a freebie?

Cal unveils the results of the last David Mitchell challenge. Big Dog cops a Reschs. 

Eric asks for a ruler to "measure a body part" for a world record. Immediate suspicion ensues. 

It's festive good times!

#30

#InternetConnectedCheesegrater

#ZombieCake

 

Episode 029 - Triple Day of The Dead, #FruitSaladChallenge, Mouthfeel with Eric Cox

Episode 029 - Triple Day of The Dead, #FruitSaladChallenge, Mouthfeel with Eric Cox

December 1, 2019

Episode #29 kicks off in Kensington, and it's a big one! First, Resch's Challenge punishments are meted out, and new challenge are laid down. Can Callum successful determine the mystery ingredient in the fruit salad? Or is there a room-temperature April 2017 vintage Reschs Pilsner coming his way?

And speaking of aged beers, Kieran unveils an absolute treat: two vintages of Garage Project's Triple Day of Dead (or Día de Muertos which he definitely pronounces correctly) for a side-by-side tasting! How will the original 2014 vintage compare against its fresh 2019 counterpart?

Beers are tasted. Bones are given. Eric enlightens us on the magic of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. It's a big fifty minutes!

#BarryBullockHour

#MouthfeelWithEricCox
#FruitSaladChallenge

 

Episode 028 - “Are There Wild Chickens in Melbourne?”

Episode 028 - “Are There Wild Chickens in Melbourne?”

October 28, 2019

#BarryBullockHour #28 is a lazy Sunday affair coming to you LIVE (recorded LIVE) from Moon Dog's brand-spanking-new beer theme park Moon Dog World in Preston! 

After beating off hordes of plant-and-beer-loving people for a table Cal, Eric The Cox and Kieran sit down to enjoy some bloody tasty brews, bloody decent views, and talk about the ISSUES.

Sports results are mulled over, some talked about - the AFL Grand Final, and some NOT talked about - the All Blacks disappointing #RWC2019 exit. And the results of last episode's tipping contest are in. Did Russia pull of the greatest upset in the HISTORY OF SPORT? And gain a confident Eric he all-important point he needed? Only one way to find out!

We go west, with Perth on the radar, and conversation soon turning to the difficult and probably pretty boring issue of cricket's drop-in pitches. We grill Eric on America's obsession with pumpkin-flavoured things. And then Kieran rounds out the episode from some bizarre claims of cactuses (cacti??) and wild chickens roaming the Kensington area.

All this and more! Episode 28 is there for the taking. Go ahead - take it!

#28

#ChickensOfKensington

 

Episode 027 - The Resurgence of Reschs, the #AFLGF, and the #BigBigSound

Episode 027 - The Resurgence of Reschs, the #AFLGF, and the #BigBigSound

September 27, 2019

Episode 27 is a BIG ONE, full of BIG CHAT and the #BIGBIGSOUND from the west of the town!

On Grand Final eve the lads ponder the potential result of the big game, with Callum throwing in a tipping contest of epic proportions into the mix.

Now recording from the Kensington Palace Kieran sees fit to unleash the first #ReschsChallenge, only to reveal that on a certain news website the filthy brew deigned #AustraliasWorstBeer was actually voted to be the best?! 

And with the GWS Giants making their first grand final, their theme tune which was awarded a Golden Spatula back in July in suddenly going viral. Finally the rest of the AFL agrees that the #BigBigSound from the west of the town is criminally underrated.

 

EPISODE #27! It's a big sound for the big game!