Conversation on Tap
Episode 60: We Answer Deep Questions

Episode 60: We Answer Deep Questions

April 29, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose and Joel answered. 

But, first, Jose talked about drinking the delicious Fig Mountain Lizard's Mouth, while Joel talked about an Imperial Stout by Dustbowl.

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about the world's second oldest woman who survived COVID, and Joel talked about a TED Talk by Tali Sharot on positivity.

In the main segment, Jose and Joel went though 10 questions from The Book of Questions, by Gregory Stock. These were some deep questions that forced us to confront our mistakes, our dreams, and memories. It was an interesting discussion, especially when the two talked about the super powers they would love to possess. They even had a hilarious discussion about a time they killed and ate an animal-- sorry, PETA. The two learned a little more from one another, and, hopefully, the listeners learned a little more about the two co-hosts.

In the final segment, Jose and Joel talked about what they have been watching: Jose talked about The Chicago Seven on Netflix, while Joel talked the new Clap and Your Hands Say Yeah album and the Apple TV show Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis.

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 59: We Go Into the Storm

Episode 59: We Go Into the Storm

February 14, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose and Joel interviewed David Lafferty to discuss the state of QAnon since the 2020 election. 

But, first, Jose talked about his guilty pleasure: White Claw. Joel talked about a delicious peanut butter beer that he made at home.

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about Gwen Stefani receiving an annulment, while Joel talked about an MIT study that showed fake news traveled faster than factual news.

In the main segment, Jose, Joel, and David Lafferty talked about QAnon. They started their conversation by looking at the quasi-religious and cult-like qualities of QAnon. They also discussed how utterly bizarre it was to see how this online conspiracy, found in the dark corners of the web, became such a beast that they were able to storm the Capitol. Many of QAnon's followers, they noted, had left the conspiracy theory altogether, while others looked to explain away inconsistencies by synthesizing QAnon with other conspiracy theories. Before they wrapped up, they discussed all of the ways that QAnon has been proven wrong over the years. A fascinating discussion!

In the final segment, Jose and Joel talked about what they have been watching: Jose talked about Ford V Ferrari, while Joel talked about Finding "Ohana."

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 58: We are Up Too Late with Theresa Zoe Williams

Episode 58: We are Up Too Late with Theresa Zoe Williams

February 5, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose interviewed Theresa Zoe Williams, the host of the new Podcast Up Too Late. For the intro and outro, Jose is joined by his lovely wife Christina! 

But, first, Jose and Christina enjoyed some delicious White Claw, which has 5% alcohol by volume.  

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about the Catholic origins of McDonald's Filet-O-Fish, while Christina talked about Killer Cells and her infertility journey.

In the main segment, Jose was joined by Theresa Zoe Williams to discuss her new Podcast. They start by talking about how they both met their spouses at the same Santa Maria Starbucks, just off the 101. They then talked about their mutual love for Punk Rock. Jose and Theresa also dished on her new Podcast, which was inspired by late-night talk shows. They also get into the topic of funny women and the hilarious Coffin Tweet that brought Theresa's Twitter fame. The two also spent some time talking about Theresa's writing, both fiction and non-fiction. Finally, the two of them talked about how wonderful it is to see God throughout the culture, even in the unlikeliest of places.

In the final segment, Jose and Christina talked about what they have been watching: Jose talked about One Night in Miami, while Christina talked about Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 57: We Talk Politics with Joe Payne

Episode 57: We Talk Politics with Joe Payne

January 30, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose interviewed Joe Payne, an independent journalist in Santa Maria. For the intro and outro, Jose is joined by his lovely wife Christina! 

But, first, Jose and Christina enjoyed some delicious White Claw, which has 5% alcohol by volume.  

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about Joe Biden's Catholicism, while Christina reflected on Jesus calming the seas and wind.

In the main segment, Jose was joined by Joe Payne to discuss local and national politics. They discussed how Santa Maria's reputation as a bastion of conservatism is coming into conflict with the progressive organizers on the ground, especially during the Black Lives Matter protests. We also discuss the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, which was attended by a local man named Doug Dougherty. Of course, we had to mention Andy Caldwell, who lost his challenge against incumbent Rep. Salud Carbajal. We also looked at the state of the Republican Party and the reign of Trump. But we end on a positive note by looking at the beginning of the Biden administration and our hope for the country in the coming years.

In the final segment, Jose and Christina talked about what they have been watching: Jose talked about Wandavision on Disney+, while Christina talked about Rob Lowe's Podcast Literally and Matthew McConaughey's book Green Lights.

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 56: We are Back!

Episode 56: We are Back!

January 19, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose and Joel return from their hibernation to discuss what they have been up to these last few months. Unfortunately, this episode was recorded just before Thanksgiving-- and we are now posting in mid-January. We are hoping to get back into the swing of posting every week!

But, first, Jose and Joel pour themselves some delicious brew. Jose kicked back some delicious Belching Beaver, while Joel drank some mysterious German brew that we could not pronounce. 

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about the McCarrick Report, while Joel talked about the issue of a shrinking populationhttps://www.bbc.com/news/health-53409521.

In the main segment, Jose and Joel talked about their lives over the last few months. Jose has had a few disastrous events, while Joel has completed the remodel of his home and visited his sons in college. They also shared some of their experiences with Distance Learning and how teachers are not a fan of it-- but they're also not a fan of contracting COVID and bringing it home to their families. The second half of the episode was dedicated to dissecting the 2020 election results and sighing in relief about Joe Biden's victory. They also discussed the decline of Fox News and predicted that Trump would not attend the Inauguration of Joe Biden.

In the final segment, Jose and Joel talked about what they have been watching and listening to: Big Thief, South Park, The Queen's Gambit, The Mandalorian, Christmas music, season 4 of The Crown, and more!

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 55: We Smile With Pope Francis

Episode 55: We Smile With Pope Francis

July 26, 2020

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose interviewed Paul Fahey, a contributor to Where Peter Is. For the intro and outro, Jose is joined by his lovely wife Christina! 

But, first, Jose and Christina celebrate the joyous return of Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company's Lizard's Mouth, which has 9% alcohol by volume.  

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about predestination, while Christina talked about the Glee curse.

In the main segment, Jose was joined by Paul Fahey to discuss Pope Francis, particularly his book The Name of God is MercyThey spend the bulk of their time talking about what Pope Francis means by mercy, as well as the misconceptions his critics have about mercy in general. They refer to parables, such as the lost sheep and the prodigal son, to drive the point home. It's an engaging conversation between two people who have a lot of admiration for Pope Francis.

In the final segment, Jose and Christina talked about what they have been watching: Jose talked about Down to Earth, a docu-series on Netflix, while Christina gushed about the new Iration album .

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 54: We Redpill QAnon

Episode 54: We Redpill QAnon

July 17, 2020

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose interviewed David Lafferty, a contributor to Where Peter Is. For the intro and outro, Jose is joined by his tocayo Jose Segura, who has been on the show many times! 

But, first, Jose and Jose chat about conspiracy theories, such as the moon landing, Covid-19, and the JFK assassination. Afterward, they chat about what they have on tap. 

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about freedom, while Jose talked about the movement to canonize Carlos Acutis, the first would-be patron saint of the internet.

In the main segment, Jose was joined by David Lafferty to discuss QAnon. They talked about the origin of QAnon and how their first major conspiracy-- Pizzagate-- went disastrously wrong. David also spoke about the disgraced and discredited archbishop Vigano, who wrote a QAnon inspired letter to Trump. The discussion also looks forward to the future of QAnon and their waning influence with each failed prediction. It's an engaging and fun discussion!

In the final segment, Jose and Ramon talked about what they have been watching: Jose watched Eurovision on Netflix, while Jose watched The Expanse on Amazon Prime. 

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 53: We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!

Episode 53: We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!

July 10, 2020

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose interviewed Robin Shelby, the wonderful actress behind the iconic Slimer character from Ghostbusters 2. For the intro and outro, Jose is joined by Ramon Campoamor, the host of Dad's Podcast Project

But, first, Jose and Ramon chat about what they have on tap. Jose is once again enjoying some delicious Guinness Extra Stout, while Ramon was getting tipsy on H20-- known more commonly as water.

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about ghosts, while Ramon talked about the "Right to Repair." 

In the main segment, Jose was joined by Robin Shelby to discuss her experience as Slimer and reflect on her life as part of the iconic Ghostbusters franchise. We begin by talking about her life before Slimer, including her work on the movie WillowWe also talk about what it was like to be inside of the Slimer suit, as well as the team effort required to bring Slimer to life. Robin also talked about meeting Bill Murray on one of the days of filming. We talked about some of her other films and theater work, including her role as Lady Slimer in the all-female cast of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. It's an engaging and fun discussion!

In the final segment, Jose and Ramon talked about what they have been watching: Jose watched Hamilton on Disney+, while Ramon watched Upload on Amazon Prime. 

And be sure to check out Ramon's Podcast!

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 52: We Consider Socialism: Part 2

Episode 52: We Consider Socialism: Part 2

July 3, 2020

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose continues his discussion with Sam Rocha, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss socialism and his recent debate against Trent Horn on Catholic Answers. For the intro and outro, Jose is joined by his wife Christina. 

But, first, Jose and Christina chat about the delicious Guinness Extra Stout that they yummily swallowed.

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about the hideous Abby Johnson video entitled "My Biracial Boy," and Christina talked about how she has learned so much from Emmanuel Acho's YouTube series "Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man."

In the main segment, Jose is joined by Sam Rocha to discuss socialism. The conversation begins with a discussion about capitalism; Sam is quite charitable with his capitalist interlocutors. We then move into a discussion about how the Affordable Care Act-- also known as ObamaCare-- isn't actually socialism at all, despite critics' claims. This moves into a discussion about Black Lives Matter and racism in our country. We also take some time to discuss how socialism actually plays out in capitalist countries around the world through welfare programs and social safety nets. Jose then asks Sam if the term "socialist" is even worth using in our time due to the negative connotations Americans reflexively hold. As we began to wind down the conversation, Sam reflected on the Magnificat, Mary's radical prayer of confronting power in this world. The episode ended with a beautiful and deeply personal connection for Sam to a previous debate he participated in at Wabash College. This was definitely an awesome discussion, in its truest sense.

We are also grateful that Sam gave us permission to use his music in this episode and in the previous episode, too. Check out his YouTube Channel for more of his great music!

In the final segment, Jose and Christina talked about how they have been watching the Netflix show The Floor is Lava. It is a fun, family show!

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

Episode 51: We Consider Socialism: Part 1

Episode 51: We Consider Socialism: Part 1

June 26, 2020

In this episode, Jose is joined by Sam Rocha, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss socialism and his recent debate against Trent Horn on Catholic Answers. For the intro and outro, Jose is joined by his wife Christina. 

But, first, Jose and Christina chat about what they are drinking: Christina was drinking the delicious chai tea from Trader Joe's, while Jose had a Cabernet Sauvignon from JLohr.

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about the Americanism heresy, and Christina talked about the firing of several cast members on Bravo's Vanderpump Rules for racist behavior.

In the main segment, Jose is joined by Sam Rocha to discuss socialism. The conversation begins with a discussion about how Sam made his way from Texas to Vancouver, as well as his love of music. As they moved into their topic, Sam took some time to rebut critics who claimed that he never defined the word "socialism," which he clearly did throughout his arguments, to the point of offering three tangible examples. The two then discuss the actual application of socialism through a discussion of orthopraxy, as well as looking at how socialism has played out in world history, rather than being confined to a pithy definition. As they begin to wrap up part one, Sam juxtaposes socialism against capitalism, particularly from a biblical perspective.

In the final segment, Jose and Christina talked about how they have been watching the Netflix show The Politician

That's all for this week, but keep up with the Podcast by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Cheers!

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