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We Don't Suck, Irish Girls Do! (ep 33)

Fusco is in Albany, NY visiting family so the guys do a show via the internet and it goes about how you'd expect. 'tis the season to be changing bands so the guys talk about what they look for in a band to go through the trouble for a new year. Is it really just about the sesh? Tune in to find out! Video referenced in the episode: Go to 1:31:45 to get the full experience! ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions...


Rabbie the Pooh (ep 32)

Pooh Bear returns! On this episode our good friend Big Rab joins our heroes as they discuss the backlash from the judging episode of the Big Rab Show, solo gig fails, and sexual gestures. The recorder breaks 20 minutes in but luckily the boys were live streaming the episode, so The Six jump in to save the day! Will our heroes be able to put out a show next week with Fooko in New York? Is this episode out late because Josh had to edit it? Will Rab get a word in this time? Listen and find out!...


And the award for bagpipe performance of the year goes to... (ep 31)

The podcast gods smile down on Chanter Rant as the Great McCain Piper Debacle explodes the morning of the recording. They read some emails and play some voicemails, including a special retort to his critiques from Andrew Douglas himself. Then they get into the bagpipe topic of the year, the McCain funeral piper. They talk about how this sort of thing happens and go in circles about how to fix it in the future. The guys solve nothing but sure do get drunk trying. Special guests: Bupkis...


It's Crazy How Often I Black Out Now (ep 30)

Josh attempts to set Andy up by bringing in an ex band mate to rip him a new ahole, but in true Chanter Rant fashion, the guest backs out. So without a back up plan, they go on with the show anyway and talk about the dating life as a pipe bander. With Josh newly entering the dating pool, he asks Fooko for advice on Tinder and they discuss whether using a picture of playing pipes in your profile helps or hinders. Nothing gets solved but isn't it about the journey and not the destination...


It's the End of the Worlds As We Know It(ep 29)

Well it happened again... the Worlds Pipe Band Championships, and as it turns out... Josh was wrong again. American pipe bands did really well at the Worlds this year, winning grade 2 and 3b. We get into a big discussion on how Trump made American Pipe Bands great again. What a great year for pipe banding! Special guest: Cahill ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions expressed here are not representative of any organization of which we belong*** Follow us on social media at:...


The Big Gracenote Rant (ep 28)

Who will we have to apologize to after this weeks episode? Everyone who listens! A sh*t show of epic proportions. You've been warned. Special guests: Stephen, Stu and Scott from Gracenote Vortex and Big Rab himself, well he wasn't himself... the drink got to him. ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions expressed here are not representative of any organization of which we belong*** Follow us on social media at:


How to Lose Friends and Influence No One (ep 27)

In the latest installment of Chanter Rant, Fooko has many surprises in store for MaGerkin. After the Debacle at Flagstaff, many people are upset with #twodrunkijeets. Andy knows all the deets but Josh, who has been traveling, does not so Andy surprises him with all the complaints to rile him up "live". In a fantastic sh*t show, everything goes down in flames. Is this the end for our drunk crusaders?! Has Josh really quit the band that shall not be named? Has Fooko's sick d*ck finally cleared...


Accidental Association (ep 26)

We hope you enjoyed the last episode of the Chanter Rant podcast and especially the cliff hanger ending... suckers! In Part 2 to that discussion, Andrew Douglas in back. They accidentally fall into the discussion everyone has been waiting for about associations and if they are necessary and how they can provide value to their customers. They look up the mission statements of Euspba, Wusbpa and RSPBA and try to figure out what the hell they intend to do. Should you be afraid of your...


A Boy Named Clair (ep 23)

This week, the guys review long overdue voicemails and commentary from weeks past. Fast Eddie sends in the first Chanter Rant rap song and Pipe Major McPaddy from the east coast calls in to take umbrage with our critiques of service bands. Local piper Clair, newest member of "the band that shall not be named", joins us for our topic about student pipers and joining an established band while still learning to play this god forsaken instrument. Enjoy! ***Adult language and situations*** ***...


America, F*ck Yeah! (ep 22)

In a special 4th of July episode, the guys take it upon themselves to speak for all American pipe bands and declare their independence from the tyranny of the Brits and their archaic way of pipe band life... well sort of. In true Chanter Rant fashion, they get drunk and abandon the revolution and any sense of reality. They then bullshit with special guest Colin Armstrong, Pipe Major of the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band about god knows what. There is something about the European Championships...


United States Space Force Pipe Band (ep 21)

On this episode of the Chanter Rant, the guys try their first live stream podcast and go back to the old way of doing things... drunk! Some of the six send in voicemails and the guys respond. Then they get a visit from Tin Foil Hat guy to discuss the idea that the Grade 1 pipe band contests are rigged. We finish off by predicting the San Diego Highland Games as only two ijeets can do. Enjoy! ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions expressed here are not representative of any...


The Return of the Cahill(ep 20)

On this episode, Cahill returns from his long journey through the Orient, and has plenty of HPV to show for it. #oneofthesix, Honey Bourbon, sends in a pic of boobs so the boys have to drink in response. Then they go back in time and try to remember what it was like to start this journey to the promised land of piping. Mostly, we sh*it on Angel and Cahill in a veiled attempt to figure out how to motivate people. ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions expressed here are not...


South Central Caledonia Chicken and Waffles Pipe Band (ep 19)

In this weeks episode, we answer some listener mail about our most hated tunes, open a time capsule regarding the UK Championships and respond to some other podcasters in the pipe band world. We then get into our main topic, diversity in the pipe band world. Our token guest this week is Angel, who speaks for all other minorities on the planet. ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions expressed here are not representative of any organization of which we belong*** Follow us on social...


Have you SEEN our groupies?(ep 18)

In this weeks show, Meatloaf Kelly rants back at Fast Eddie with a great voicemail about penis size. The boys then discuss the ups and downs of pipe bands starting their competition seasons and go over some news stories. They finish up with a fun interview with Brad Green, piper from Seven Nations and Pipe Major of Rosie O'Grady's Highlanders Pipes and Drums. We talk about life on the road with a touring act, the differences between rock life and the pipe band life, and of course get into...


Dirtbag Olympics Part 2 (ep 17)

In this long awaited follow up to the Dirtbag Olympics, the boys wait three and a half hours to track down Adele and get drunk on Old Smuggles Scotch in the process. They play a couple voicemails from listeners and discuss the pros and cons of putting the word Chanter in the title of the show. Then, Adele is found and they exchange stories both personal and public of horrible pipe band shenanigans. This one is not for the faint of heart! ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions...


Big Whiny Bitches (ep16)

We have a Saturday morning hangover show thanks to the crew going out the night before to celebrate Fooko's birthday. Kelly, local musician and booking agent, joins the show and takes issue with the Rant's suggestions for her industry. She brings a gift for Andy to open on the air and things quickly descend into why he shouldn't use the social media when drinking. If you are patient, a special Guest arrives to weigh in on the nonsense. ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions...


Product of Bad Parenting (ep 15)

In a very special Mother's Day edition of the podcast, Fooko is off visiting family, so he calls in and they get drunk with their mothers. They review the history of these two ijeets, discuss the lyrics to Beastie Boys songs, and get in to the pros and cons of growing up in the internet era as it pertains to waxing doorknobs. There might be something in there about music but who knows. Special guests Sue and Tori! ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions expressed here are not...


The Sh*t Hits the Fan (ep 14)

This week, we interview Buggie, the piping and drumming chair of the LV Highland Games. He rips us a new one for ripping a judge a new one a couple episodes ago. We issue apologies and try to figure out how we got into this mess. Then we go back to a ball-busting comedy show making outlandish announcements. ***Adult language and situations*** *** Opinions expressed here are not representative of any organization of which we belong*** Follow us on social media at:...


Will the Real Joe Brady Please Stand Up (ep 13)

This week, we show some true man love for Joe Brady, as we do a special brunch episode of the Chanter Rant. Joe Brady joins us for the first time as well as the true podcast legend, Big Rab! We get into various subjects like the Jordanian Military Pipe Band, putting your time in at the Worlds and finding out why Joe hates Facebook. Cahill's Corner returns and we play a game of "How Big is Joe's Penis". 5/6/18 - Cahill's Corner - is edited out for his safety's sake. The sh*t has hit the fan....


They Were Good, Minus the Yellow Flashes (ep 12)

The gents start off talking about what it takes to make the weekly show, then get into discussions of pipe band ex drama and finish up with the story of a questionable judging at the Vegas Games. On a positive note, Fooko admits he was wrong... well about one service band anyway. No special guests this week and even Cahill was too hungover to get his Corner done in a timely manner. Could this be the end for our dip loving anti-hero?! ***Adult language and situations*** Note: This episode is...