Welcome to the Retrospectical podcast, the home of drinkfive.com’s more ambitious podcasts. This episode is about the history of TV and how we interact with it on a regular basis. We also touched on how it changed us as a society in general. Be sure to check out the companion article, Evolution of TV: How Television has Changed America.
As usual, we also enjoyed a few beverages while doing the show. This week was special as it’s the first episode of the new season, so we decided to bust out a special beer, Bell’s Hopslam. Hopslam is a double IPA that is a very limited seasonal, so get out to the store now and hope they haven’t already sold out of it!
Sometimes it's nice to sit down and chat about a common interest. Jason and I hope to continue to bring you these sorts of topics that we are both passionate about and we think this episode is a good example of just that. It's truly amazing what you can learn about a person by digging a little beneath the surface, and Douglas Adams has so much more to him than just being the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (which is not to belittle that particular accomplishment, certainly).
From his involvement in Monty Python's Flying Circus, to penning episodes of Doctor Who, to going on a crusade to help save several endangered species all across the world Douglas Adams has left a deep and lasting impression in the hearts and minds of many. His footprints across literature, television, radio and science & technology in general will last for years to come.
On this week's Retrospectical, we return to a very familiar topic. The NFL is something that is very near and dear to both of us, as indicated by our ability to endlessly jabber about fantasy football. This show, however, has no fantasy football!
We go over some current and long standing NFL topics, including the Combine, teams relocating to LA, concussions, punishments and the commissioner and finally, rules changes. We'll continue to track all kinds of topics within the NFL, and expect some more fantasy football talk by the time the draft comes around.
This week's retrospectical episode is all about bacon. We start all the way back to the beginning and talk about how bacon was first 'discovered' and used before it became a widespread global phenomenon. We also go in-depth about the different kinds of bacon out there, and how asking for some 'bacon' may net you different results depending on where you are in the world! Check out the full article here: http://www.drinkfive.com/general/item/221-the-history-passion-pursuit-of-bacon
(Retrospectical Podcast Episode 06: The History, Passion & Pursuit of Bacon)
Seth Zurer, co-founder of Baconfest Chicago joins us for a quick interview about the festivities at Baconfest this year - if you're in the Chicago area be sure not to miss it! We're crazy for bacon but everyone we introduce to Baconfest falls in love at first bite.
We're joined by fantasy football veteran and former drinkfive.com contributor Vince Foss as we discuss the very best plays moving forward into championship week. We'll analyze the matchups and go over recent NFL news and updates that can impact the production of your players.
For Fantasy Football team managers, playing in week 15 is all about making the right starts to get to the championship. Whether you fought hard to get into the playoffs from the bottom of the league or coasted into a bye spot early on, everyone is on an even playing field and (in most cases) only has one shot.
We'll be paying special attention to the players that you should and shouldn't start in week 15 and what matchups to keep in mind should you make the championship game in Week 16. We're joined by regular guest and drinkfive.com contributor Mike Mocerino.
Welcome back! We're joined this week by fantasy football veteran Matt Ellis to discuss the best starts moving forward into Week 13. This is the last week of the regular season of most fantasy football leagues, so put your best foot forward!