Show 7 – Our First Thanksgiving Special!

Show 7 starts with Stig’s continuing quest to join the Big 50 club and the story of Bill’s television.

At 11:46, Bill describes the board game convention he attended in Dallas, and Stig and Bill consider what they are thankful for.

At 22:24, Stig tells about a Ship Channel exhibit at the public library and Bill gives us the lowdown on the newest art installation at Discovery Green.


Bruce Munro's "Field of Light" at Discovery Green

Bruce Munro’s “Field of Light” at Discovery Green

At 33:25, Stig joins the Big 50 and discusses a bit of the week’s sporting news.

At 42:18, Bill discusses “Madam Secretary”, Stig rails against American Airlines.

 Board Game Geek

Stories of a Workforce Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel

Bruce Munro’s Field of Light

Madam Secretary (iTunes)

Music featured in this episode:

  • “The Thanksgiving Song” – Adam Sandler (iTunes)
  • “Thank You World” – World Party (iTunes)
  • “Turkey in the Straw” – The Skillet-Lickers (iTunes)
  • “Cold Turkey” – Lenny Kravitz (iTunes)

Show 6 – The Death of Comcast Sports Net Houston

Show 6 is a special interest show about the evolution of sports broadcasting in Houston. We are joined by John Royal who covered the story of the demise of Comcast Sports Net Houston for a blog for the Houston Press.

With a new broadcast entity for the Rockets and Astros, we take a look at what happened over the last couple of years, reflect back on the history of broadcasting sports in Houston, and contemplate the future for viewers.

Show 6 starts with the announcement of

At 4:35, an interview with John Royal about the death of Comcast Sports Net Houston and sports broadcasting history in Houston.

At 16:19, Part 2 of our interview with John Royal.

At 26:36, Bill and Stig discuss “Too Many Cooks”

At 31:56, Bill tell us about his new home appliance and Stig considers the art of Nick Anderson

Follow John Royal on Twitter @John_Royal

You can find “Too Many Cooks” on YouTube

Nick Anderson

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Sports Fan” – The Tubes (iTunes)
  • “The Sporting Life” – The Decemberists (iTunes)
  • “Effington” – Ben Folds (iTunes)


Events for a Winter Weekend

Gumbo SmackdownIt should feel wintery by the weekend. The Houstonia Magazine is having its second Gumbo Smackdown (FB Event), which sounds fabulous to me. Saturday afternoon, advance tickets suggested ($25 for 4 hours of yum).

But they weren’t too busy to make you a list of other things to do this weekend: Film (the Houston Cinema Arts Festival), Classical Music (Bach and scions with Ars Lyrica, and Da Camera commemorating Galileo), Comedy (Lewis Black at BMC), and Opera (Hansel & Gretel at Opera in the Heights).

That sounds like a fabulous list if they don’t conflict will your Fall Football (Texas v Oklahoma State, 6:30 Sat; Houston Texans @ Cleveland, noon Sun – i’m pretty sure those are the only football games being played this weekend.)

Show 5 – The Pastry War

Finally a chance to do the thing we love the most, a bar review. After reading about the Pastry War in Bon Appetite magazine, a trip was needed to see why it’s listed as one of the Top 5 New Bars in the country.

The Pastry War Interior

The Pastry War Interior

Add a mezcal tasting, and the trip is complete.

The Mezcal Tasting

The Mezcal Tasting

Show 5 begins with a new segment, News and Notes, a brief comment on happenings that doesn’t necessarily require much discussion.

At 6:44, Bill and Stig discuss The Pastry War, a downtown Houston bar.

At 17:29, Stig and Bill discuss the Texas Tech “Politically Challenged” video.

At 24:30, Bill and Stig talk about the Dallas Cowboy’s hashtag and other sporting news.

At 27:34, Stig has concert listings, Bill gets a phone, and Stig dives into Game of Thrones on CD.

The Pastry War

Game of Thrones “A Clash of Kings” Audiobook (iTunes)

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Estoy Sentado Aqui” -Los Lobos (iTunes)
  • “Mambo Mexicano!” – Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta (iTunes)
  • “Baby Let Me Kiss You” – King Floyd (iTunes)
  • “New Frontier” – Counting Crows (iTunes)

Show 4 – Sunday Streets Houston

Show 4 was a blast to prepare because we got on our bikes and took part of Sunday Streets Houston. Although Bill had attended previous Sunday Streets, it was Stig’s first and a beautiful day and lots of fun.


Cafe 4212

Cafe 4212

Show 4 starts with a wrap up of Stig and Bill’s activities during the week of Halloween.

At 6:44, Bill and Stig discuss Sunday Streets Houston last event in the Third Ward.

At 16:44, Stig and Bill cover the week’s sporting news.

At 23:47, Stig talks about the Alice Cooper tour, Bill discusses a Hulu series, and they wrap up the show with Stig’s iPod.


Music featured in this episode:

  • “Ghost in a Bikini” – The Judys
  • “Dead Man’s Party” – Oingo Boingo (iTunes)
  • “Goblin Girl” – Frank Zappa (End Credits) (iTunes)