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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
July 31, 2019
Not one short month since the last #BarryBullockHour episode, #26 arrives in alarming proximity. Has the new four-pronged pace attack of Cal, Kieran, Big Dog, and the Minnesota Thunder Eric Cox finally fixed the Barry Bullock Hour frequency issues? Sure seems like it!
Join Cal, Kieran and Eric as they get stuck into beers and burritos at Foreigner Brewing in Brunswick, as suggested by Cal in episode 25.
With Big Dog absent at the football the boys discuss the pros and cons of taking babies to sporting events, and on holidays. Arguments of spatial dynamics ensue. Who owns the arm-rests on planes? Are modern-day economy seats a cloth-clad prison for today's broad backsides?
Cal takes his rage from the air to the trains, picking a strong and altogether deserved bone with Melbourne's much-maligned train operator. Kieran goes after the buildings that house the trains. Eric blames Cal and Kieran for his lingering hangover in equal measure, as bowls celebrations (#BOWLSCHAT) and a late night with the Tour de France turned in a long Saturday for The Cox.
And what exactly is #SugarySunday?
All this and more in Episode 26 of The Barry Bullock Hour!
July 1, 2019
After yet another lengthy hiatus the #BarryBullockHour boys are back again! And with more big brews and big NEWS?
Big Dog had a baby. C-Mac got engaged. Life bloody well happened. So to alleviate the matter of life constantly interfering with podcast frequency Kieran resorted to adding a NEW MEMBER to the #BarryBullockHour team! And no, we don't mean Big Dog's young child, despite his early suggestion of a maternity ward episode.
Big Dog rages at up some eytomologial curiosities. What is it about the Cricket World Cup that's got Kieran hot under the collar (despite the New Zealand team's indifferent form)? And what local discoveries entice Callum to not only propose the location for the next podcast, but also to create a brand new segment on the fly?!
All this and more, while drinking Parrotdog's Rifleman XPA, Philter Brewing's Carribean Stout, and Edge Brewing Project's Block O'Choc nitro imperial stout. Get those brews in your mouth, and this freshly-brewed podcast in your ears!
June 7, 2018
After an almost year-long (!!) and entirely unintentional hiatus, the #BarryBullockHour is back with a boozy, ramshackle hour of pure un-edited nonsense! The team descend on Richmond's Moondog craft brewery after loading up at a boozy birthday brunch. The result is the Barry Bullock Hour at its loud, unfiltered, controversial best!
Big Dog delves into his medical journals to chronicle the mysteries of gout. Kieran proposes a radical plan to eradicate slow walkers on city footpaths. Callum arrives late despite a twenty-minute headstart from the boozy brunch.
Why is Callum's choice of pant such a hot-button topic? Would a Kieran Bullock-led dictatorship be a humanitarian disaster, or are smooth-moving footpaths worth the (literal) sacrifice?
And which piece of Moondog toilet wall graffiti has everyone talking??
September 3, 2017
#23 is here, to usher in the change of season! Spring is upon us, and so too another #BarryBullockHour hoon. This time coming to you from the lovely brewery bar at Three Ravens in Thornbury.
Callum introduces us to the musical intricacies of the "noodle". Kieran inspires heated debate with perhaps the most controversial #GoldenSpatula yet - are Nickelback really THAT bad?
And Big Dog faces the music (not Nickelback) and officially receives his punishment for taking the bronze medal in our long-lost #SocialMediaCenturion.
Get it in your earholes!