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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 25: We Catch Up On Comics

10/28/2018
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Welcome to another episode of Conversation on Tap! In this episode of Conversation on Tap, Jose is joined once again by his brother Jesse in order to talk about upcoming comic book movies. Before they get started, Jose drank some delicious Hoppy Poppy by Figueroa Mountain Brew, while Jesse drank a New York Seltzer. As we moved into the FRED Talks, Jesse talked about his preference for DVDs and Blu-Rays over streaming devices, while Jose talked about how the Vatican is the world's smallest...

Episode 24: We Support Abraham Melendrez for School Board

10/7/2018
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In this episode of Conversation on Tap, Joel and Jose interview Abraham Melendrez, a candidate for the Santa Maria-Bonita School Board. Abraham has been endorsed by local teachers, and, as teachers, Joel and Jose are very honored to have him on the show. Before the show got underway, Joel and Jose talked about their drink: Rincon, which is Spanish for "corner" or "the spot." In their FRED Talks, Joel talked about the true meaning of some celebrations, such as Cinco de Mayo; Jose talked about...

Duration:01:11:42

Episode 23: We Boycott Boycotts

9/29/2018
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In this week's episode of Conversation on Tap, Joel and Jose explore the topic of boycotts. Before we do, however, Joel and Jose pour themselves some delicious Samuel Adams Boston Lager. For their FRED Talks, Joel talked about the Keto diet, which emphasizes fatty foods over carbs and sugars; Jose talked about the release of a letter by the former Vatican nuncio to the US, which called on Pope Francis to resign. As we moved into the main topic of the show, Jose's wife joined them for their...

Episode 22: We Get Serious About Comedy

9/10/2018
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Welcome to another episode of Conversation on Tap! In this week's episode, Joel and Jose are joined by their good friend Andy to discuss comedy. But, first, they opened up some delicous Anchor Steam beer, which Andy was kind enough to bring for us. For the FRED Talk, Joel and Andy talked a little bit about being "preacher's kids," as well as the particulars of their fathers' respective denominations: Lutheranism and Church of Christ/Methodist. Jose, on the other hand, took a break from his...

Duration:01:19:48

Episode 21: We Say Whatever We Want

8/25/2018
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Welcome to another episode of Conversation on Tap! In this week's episode, Joel and Jose are joined by John, who is Joel's neighbor, to discuss free speech. But before the conversation began, Joel and Jose talked about the delicious Quadruple Boulevard Brew. It was a delicious and sweet beer! For their FRED Talk, Joel talked about a TED Talk by Lera Boroditsky that he watched, which was about the power of words to shape our thoughts; Jose continued his talks on the pope by discussing the...

Duration:01:15:43

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? (2)...

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 issues are perpetuated by Hollywood, media, and by the constant drive to...

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 Janus decision by the Supreme...

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 be...

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 Pusha T and Drake. Once...

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...

Duration:01:17:11

Episode 10: We Look Back

4/22/2018
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In this week's episode-- Episode 10!-- Joel and Jose look back on the last nine episodes. Both of these amature Podcasters were blown away by how long the show has carried on, as well as grateful for one another's company. Afterall, even without the Podcast, Joel and Jose would talk about these issues over drinks, but they greatly appreciate all their listeners, especially those who come back week after week. The two of them begin by going through Joel's refridgerator and revisiting some of...

Duration:01:12:29

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 music. We...

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 after Kevin Smith's heart attack and all the empty...

Duration:01:01:58