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Join us weekly as we enjoy a pint of beer, while engaged in an intelligent conversation.

Join us weekly as we enjoy a pint of beer, while engaged in an intelligent conversation.
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Join us weekly as we enjoy a pint of beer, while engaged in an intelligent conversation.

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English


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Episode 20: We Get Organized

8/10/2018
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Welcome to another episode of Conversation on Tap! In this week’s episode, Joel and Jose are joined by a local community organizer named Hazel Davalos. But before we spoke with her, we poured ourselves a few pints of Stockyard Oatmeal Stout, Danish Red Lager, and some more of that tasty Mississippi Mud. For their FRED Talks, Joel talked about the Redwood trees of California, while Jose continued his talks on the papcy. Once the show was underway, they spoke with Hazel about her work with...

Duration:00:58:13

Episode 19: We Take Your Questions

8/2/2018
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In this week’s episode, we welcome Joel back from his vacation! As the episode got started, Joel and I poured ourselves a pint of Moose Drool, by the Big Sky Brewing Company, but we drank almost all of it before recording! For our FRED Talks segment, Joel talked about surfing ettiquette, while Jose talked about the fact that Pope Francis is the 266th pope, the first being St. Peter. In the main segment of the show, Joel and Jose took some listener questions: (1) what has Joel been up to?...

Episode 18: We Have a Therapy Session

7/20/2018
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In this week’s episode of Conversation on Tap, Jose continues the podcast without Joel. The guest this week is Tony The Beat, who hosts the Spread Hope Like Fire Podcast. Tony The Beat not only has a Podcast, but he is also a self-published author. He joined Jose to talk about mental health issues. They talk about the unfortunate stigma against mental health disorders, which leads many to refuse help. Many of these is [...]

Duration:00:56:55

Episode 17: We Dive Into the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes

7/15/2018
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In this episode of Conversation on Tap, Jose is joined by… Jose, who was a guest in a previous episode. We begin the episode by drinking the delicious Barrel House Mango IPA– a drink so good that Jose (the regular co-host) got slightly drunk and spilled his beer. For their FRED Talk, Jose (guest) talked about the cancellation of the Roseanne show after a series of racist Tweets; Jose talked about the exact date of Jesus’ crucifixion. They also discussed the

Duration:01:16:20

Bonus Episode: We Spoil Ant-Man and the Wasp

7/12/2018
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In this episode of Conversation on Tap, my brother Jesse joins me to discuss the latest Marvel film: Ant-Man and the Wasp. Caution: spoilers ahead! We break down the overall plot of the film, debate whether or not it is better than the first Ant-Man film, discuss the pros and cons, and speculate about how this film will impact Avengers 4. It’s a brief 30 minute chat, but we pack in quite a bit of nerdy talk, so be prepared! This is a bonus episode, so stay tuned for episode 17, which will...

Duration:00:32:06

Episode 16: We Don’t Scare Easily

7/7/2018
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In this episode of Conversation on Tap, Jose is joined by his little brother Jesse– Joel is away with his family in Hawaii. After a brief introduction, Jose and Jesse pour their drinks: Jesse, who is staight-edge, poured himself a Dr. Pepper, while Jose poured a glass of Dewar’s White Label whiskey. For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about the Janus v. AFSCME decision by the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church’s stance on unions; Jesse talked about the beef between

Duration:01:27:01

Episode 15: We Don’t Want Families Broken Up

6/30/2018
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In this week’s episode of Conversation on Tap, Joel and Jose got very upset about the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. But before we jumped into that controversial topic, we poured ourselves some delicious black and tan brew called Mississippi Mud. It’s a delicious and drinkable brew, but we were disappointed to see that it was made in New York and not Mississippi. For our FRED Talk, Joel got very excited about sharing a Hawaiian drink...

Duration:00:46:29

Episode 14: We Get Nerdy About Technology

6/25/2018
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In this week’s episode of Conversation on Tap, Joel and Jose are joined by their buddy Jerry to talk about technology. Before they began the discussion, they poured themselves some delcious Belgian quad ale, which fueled their conversation. For his FRED Talk, Jose talked about the recent suicide of Anthony Bourdain, walking through the Catholic Church’s teaching on suicide; Joel’s FRED Talk was on the most unlivable cities in the United States. Once the conversation began, they dived into...

Duration:01:25:08

Episode 13: We Get Real About Fake News: Part 2

6/21/2018
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Welcome back to another episode of Conversation on Tap! We had an unexpected hiatus due to the craziness of our work schedule– the end of the school year is always insane for teachers. But we are back with a vengeance! We will be posting another episode tonight or tomorrow, so be on the look out for that. In this week’s episode, Joel and Jose continued their discussion on fake news. Before they began their rich discsussion, the two cracked open a few beers: the Pablo Special Pale Ale by M....

Duration:01:00:06

Episode 12: We Get Real About Fake News: Part 1

5/26/2018
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In this week’s episode of Conversation on Tap, Joel and Jose brought on their mutual friend Marcus to get real about Fake News. Before they began their conversation, they poured themselves some bubbly pints of Firestone Lager. For this week’s FRED Talk, Joel discussed miscegenation, which was overwhelmingly opposed by the public half a century ago; Jose talked about the tradition in many Christian denominations to talk-down religion and stress the spirituality of an individualized...

Episode 11: We Embrace Trump Derangement Syndrome

5/9/2018
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In this week’s episode of Conversation on Tap, Joel and Jose embrace Trump derangement syndrome. But before they drunkenly stumbled into that topic, they poured themselves several– more than several– pints of M.Special American Lager, a tasty brew out of Goleta, California. For their FRED Talks, Joel talked about Mt Waialeale as one of the wettest places on earth, though the top spot belongs to Mawsynram– and talked about whether or not water is wet. Jose then talked about Pope Francis and...

Duration:01:17:11

Episode 9: We Groove to the Music

4/7/2018
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This week’s episode of Conversation On Tap began with Joel and Jose drinking some delicious Kona Longboard Lager. It was the perfect island drink for a rainy day! For our FRED Talks, Joel dived into the mysterious world of Fortnite, which provided us with the perfect chance to discuss this with his son. Jose talked about World Down Syndrome Day— and the Vatican’s condemnation of abortive procedures for fetuses determined to have Down Syndrome. The main topic of our episode was musi [...]

Duration:00:59:28

Episode 8: We Play the Race Card: Part 2

4/2/2018
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Unfortunately, Joel and I have been quite busy, so we skipped a week. Our episode this week began with us pouring some delicious Belching Beaver Brew, a peanut flavored beer that knocked our socks off. For our FRED talks, Jose discussed the passing of Stephen Hawking, the reknowned astrophysicist who persevered in his work despite suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). And Joel quizzed Jose regarding where the Christ’s followers were first called Christians– leading to a discussion...

Duration:01:00:12

Episode 7: We Play the Race Card: Part 1

3/18/2018
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In this week’s episode of Conversation On Tap, Joel and Jose pour themselves some delicious coffee, care of Keurig’s k-cups. We struggled to get our schedules aligned, so we ended up meeting early on a Saturday morning. For our FRED Talks, Joel dived into the similarity between the languages in Hawaii and Madagascar (with a shoutout to the Disney movie Moana), while Jose talked about the “Thoughts and Prayers” controversy, particularly afte [...]

Duration:01:01:58

Episode 6: We Talk About Death

3/9/2018
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In this week’s episode, Joel and Jose talked about one of the most taboo topics in our culture: death. We begin our episode by opening up a bottle of Syrah, by Cambria Estate Vineyard and Winery. Unfortunately, we ate a cookie beforehand and didn’t enjoy the first sip. But as you can tell throughout the epidose, we guzzled that delicious bottle down! For the FRED Talks segment, Joel talked a little bit about how marijuana might be related to hops; Jose talked about the Greek and historical...

Duration:01:03:15

We are Union Strong

2/17/2018
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Unfortunately, Joel was unable to be on the Podcast this week, due to a family emergency. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joel and his family, as they go through this period of grief. But our first guest was gracious enough to be our first substitute cohost, so this was the week of two Joses. This week, Jose and I drank his homebrewed beer, called Fire in the Hole, made with his PicoBrew kit. For our FRED Talks, Jose talked about his fascination with Climate Change Deniers: people who do...

Duration:01:33:13

Episode 3: We Shoot Off at the Mouth About Guns

2/9/2018
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In this week’s episode, Joel and I focus our conversation on guns and our need to sensibly regulate them. But we first start the show by drinking some delicious Figueroa Mountain Brewery beer, particularly Lizard’s Mouth, which has 9% alcohol content. Once we get a little loose in the lips, we each share our FRED Talk. Jose talks about the Janus V AFSCME case before the Supreme Court, a case that will only serve to undermine labor unions. Of course, Jose has to mention the Catholic thing...

Duration:01:09:21

Episode 1: We Mansplain #MeToo

1/24/2018
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In our premier episode, Jose and Joel pull up a stool, pour themselves a delicious lager, and dive into all the conversations your parents told you not to discuss in polite company. We begin with a FRED Talk, during which Jose talks about a Catholic Bishop in Arkansas skipping a pro-life rally, and Joel talks about the incredible ability of microbreweries to survive. The conversation takes an abrupt turn when we dive feet first into the #metoo issue. Both Jose and Joel are supportive of...

Duration:00:48:40