November 4, 2020
It's a #GruesomeTwosome on Halloween as Big K and Elrico Kalimotxo go head to head on the big issues of the week, and with Kieran recently returned to the thriving metropolis of Melbourne conversation soon turns to plotting chaos in the warmer months.
Is the #BarryBullockHour a pro-melon podcast? A second round of #NewBrewNewsYouCanUse sees a resounding consensus on the subject of the large round fruit.
And with the podcast turning 40 and becoming uncomfortably sensible in the process Kieran and Eric engage in a tried-and-true round of wistful nostalgia, reminiscing on emo nights of the early 2000s, and some of the cheapest beverages on this side of the Mississippi!
October 9, 2020
#BarryBullockHour 39 is up and racing, just in time for summer!
The conversation starts with early twists and turns, delving into McDonalds mascots and the species thereof. And what type of bird is Sesame Street's biggest bird? And the jaunt down memory lane continues with a rediscovery of nursery rhymes. Are they are wholesome as we remember?
Eric drives the ship home with #NewBrewNewsYouCanUse, casting an eye over some delicious new releases in the beer world. But his hot tip for the drink of summer isn't beer??
September 6, 2020
Episode 38 is here and it is a fearsome kaleidoscope of bold ideas and silliness! Big brews and big issues, the #BarryBullockHour way! And while it's hard to hear about anything else than covid, the Big Dog unearths a little nugget you may have missed - a cure, no less! And one you are going to want to try (at least, some elements of it)...
Eric (while wandering within his 5km bubble) stumbles upon a Richmond local that may well lead to some BBH sponsorship down the track - but it turns out he's not the first one to have eaten there!
Cal puts tough football questions to the panel in the latest impromptu round of the #DavidMitchellChallenge, and Kieran has a very short bone to pick with open sandwiches - namely that they're not sandwiches.
August 2, 2020
It's another Trans-Tasman Zoom-fuelled hour of chat at the #BarryBullockHour. With a tantalising beer menu of Garage Project and Trillium, Stomping Ground, Pabst, and whatever it is that Big Dog has in his mug we get on with talking about the bigger issues. And the biggest of dogs breaks the Barry Bullock Hour promise of not talking about covid-19 to unleash one of the more bizarre #BigDogBones in recent memory!
And then we propose a brand new and exciting Melbourne attraction! Yarra Trams, we hope you're listening...
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!