January 8, 2021
All pretences that 2021 is going to be different to 2020 are dashed immediately, as a touch of the sniffles send the Minnesota Thunder and the Bullock once again to arena of Zoom to drink some big brews and talk about the big issues.
A broad recount of December's social activities are up first, with cycling escapades and some very dull, very exciting test cricket. Then, in the Big Dog's absence, a confession of sorts from the unlikeliest of sources. The very conversation that spurned the creation of the #BarryBullockHour makes a resurgence: but is the infamous story of the #DoubleDip built on a lie??
All this, plus another round-up of the freshest beers going around with #NewBrewNewsYouCanUse volume three!
December 7, 2020
After several years of joyous Christmas episodes sitting around the table with a bunch of good mates and drinking fine brews, we throw the most 2020 #BarryBullockHour Christmas party imaginable - one where everything goes wrong!
With Eric absconding to a last-minute bachelor party (who knew such a thing existed), Callum requiring a pre-show nap after a massive week in the classroom, and Big Dog fighting a brand new laptop that simply doesn't want to be involved, chaos is unleashed in true Barry Bullock Hour fashion. The once-vaunted in-house Kensington Palace reunion becomes a chaotic clusterflucken, but in the best way imaginable!
Happy holidays everyone, and get the heck off my lawn, 2020!
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!