Show 119 starts with Stig verifying Bill’s Instagram account and a little talk about the recording environment. The two reveal their beverage selections and preview what’s coming up on the show.
At 3:57, Stig poses the question, “How do you deal with the 24/7 news cycle?”. Bill and Stig discuss how to cope.
Music Break – William Hong “Rocket Man”
At 15:48, Stig mentions the Swamplot photo essay of the silt deposits around Buffalo Bayou. Stig then talks about the UH/Texas Tech game and contrasts that with the Dash game. A bit of news regarding the Texans and Astros is also covered.
At 24:49, Bill and Stig talk about the rain finally returning for the first time since the hurricane and resulting stress.
At 29:20, Bill and Stig wrap up the episode with what’s new for them, Stig highlights a color, Bill mentions some television.
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
Add a mezcal tasting, and the trip is complete.
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.