Conversation on Tap
Episode 65: We Get Schooled in Critical Race Theory

Episode 65: We Get Schooled in Critical Race Theory

August 22, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose and Joel discussed Critical Race Theory, a recent controversial subject, with guest Sam Rocha.

But, first, Jose and Joel kicked back some beer crafted by Joel himself. This was a delicious an imperial ale with over 9% alcohol content. It was yummy!

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about the meaning and origin of the word "Catholic", while Joel talked about the psychological theory of imagining what you want-- and the consequences of not getting it.

In the main segment, Jose and Joel chatted with Sam Rocha about Critical Race Theory. We began the conversation by talking about Sam's new Podcast entitled Folk PhenomenologyThe conversation then moved into the Black experience in the United States and the emergence of Critical Race Theory following the assassination of Martin Luther King, JR. Sam then beautifully unpacked the history of education for Black and minority Americans in public schools. We ended the discussion about how much of what passes for conversation around race in the United States is centered around what is convenient and comfortable for white Americans. It's a great discussion for anyone looking to learn more about this 

In the final segment, Jose talked about the Loki series, which you can watch on Disney+, and Joel talked about some bands, such as the Wallows, the Beach Boys' song "Big Sur," Alexander Paak and Bruno Mars' new song called "Leave the Door Open," Mandolin Orange, and Milk Carton Kids.

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Episode 64: We Visit the Magic Kingdom

Episode 64: We Visit the Magic Kingdom

August 15, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose is joined by his wife Christina to discuss their shared love of Disneyland.

But, first, Jose and his wife Christina talked about what they were drinking. Christina was drinking a delicious mango White Claw, while Jose drank some Sierra Nevada Dankful

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about Walt Disney's support of St. Joseph's hospital, while Christina talked about Walt Disney's faith.

In the main segment, Jose and Christina talked about Disneyland. They shared their top three favorite non-ride things to do, their top three places to eat, and their top three rides. Be sure to hit them up on social media if you agree with their rankings-- or if you disagree!

In the final segment, Jose and Christina talked about the Podcast called Smartless, by Will Arnett, Sean Hayes, and Jason Bateman. Jose even introduced an ad for Sam Rocha's new Podcast entitled Folk Phenomenology

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

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Episode 63: We Chat with Jeannie Gaffigan: Part 2

Episode 63: We Chat with Jeannie Gaffigan: Part 2

June 18, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose is joined by the funny and faith-filled Jeannie Gaffigan to discuss her suffering from a brain tumor-- and how faith, family, and humor helped with her recovery. This is part two of our two-part conversation.

But, first, Jose and his wife Christina talked about what they were drinking. Christina was drinking a delicious Bubly, while Jose drank some Sierra Nevada Dankful, which is very hoppy. 

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about pain and suffering in the Book of Job, while Christina talked about her fears of spiders!  

In the main segment, Jose and Jeannie Gaffigan talked about her brain tumor and recovery. This was the stuff of Jim's stand-up, but it wasn't so funny at the moment. Jeannie's recovery was made possible by the love of her family, the development of her faith, and moments of humor. This led her to get more involved in philanthropic actions, such as the Imagine Society and Dinner with the Gaffigans. We also talked about her husband's Twitter tirade during Lou Holtz's speech at the RNC, during which he attacked Joe Biden's faith. The interview ended with Jeannie interviewing Jose about his life and teaching experience. This was definitely an awesome conversation and left an impact on Jose!

In the final segment, Jose and Christina talked about the Disney movie titled Cruellastarring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. 

If you missed part one of our discussion, then click on the following link: Part 1.

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

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Episode 62: We Chat with Jeannie Gaffigan: Part 1

Episode 62: We Chat with Jeannie Gaffigan: Part 1

June 11, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose is joined by the funny and faith-filled Jeannie Gaffigan to discuss her life, her faith, her career, and more. 

But, first, Jose and his wife Christina talked about what they were drinking. Christina was drinking Sierra Nevada's Wanderland, a delicious nectarine ale, while Jose drank some Sierra Nevada Torpedo, which is very hoppy. 

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about how readers of the Bible sometimes overlook Jesus' humor in his parables, while Christina talked about the history of roller derby.  

In the main segment, Jose and Jeannie Gaffigan talked about her life. This was a long discussion, so this will only be part one of two. We discuss her childhood in Milwaukee, how she came to enjoy working in the theater, teaching Shakespeare to teens, and her hilarious altercation with Jim Gaffigan that led to them eventually getting married and having five kids. We also talked about her book When Life Gives You Pears and their TV Land Show The Jim Gaffigan Show. This part of the interview ends with her taking her children to the doctor and learning that she herself needed immediate medical attention. Check out next week's episode for the rest of the story!

In the final segment, Jose talked about the Amazon Prime movie titled Without Remorse, and Christina talked about the Iration's latest album Coastin. 

Be sure to come back next week for part two of Jose's interview with Jeannie Gaffigan!

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

Cheers!

Episode 61: We are Anti-Racist

Episode 61: We are Anti-Racist

June 4, 2021

Welcome back to Conversation on Tap

In this episode, Jose has a conversation about racism against Asian Americans with Matt Kappadakunnel

But, first, Jose and his wife Christina talked about what they were drinking. Christina was drinking the delicious Fig Mountain Lizard's Mouth, while Jose kicked back a White Claw

For their FRED Talks, Jose talked about the sin of racism, and Christina talked about the sugar alternative Maltitol.  

In the main segment, Jose and his guest Matt Kappadakunnel discussed racism against Asian Americans, especially in light of a surge of attacks in recent months. The conversation began with going over some key moments of Matt's life before moving into how the murder of George Floyd and the book How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi, inspired him to be more outspoken against the sin of racism. They also talked about some of the stereotypes and societal pressures that Asian Americans face, especially the model minority pressure. Finally, the two of them talked about the documentary The Problem with Apu. It's a great discussion!

In the final segment, Jose and Christina talked about a SyFy show they have been watching called Resident Alien. Be sure to watch this hilarious show!

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

Cheers!

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!

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