Beef, Wine & Shenanigans

Hosts Marc Abbott, Kirk Johnson, Denise Tapscott, Steven Van Patten, and the occasional special guest chop it up over all things nerd but also present serious commentary on the divisive politics of the current day.

Latest Episodes

April 21, 2022 00:58:41
Making Sense of Moon Knight

Making Sense of Moon Knight

After a brief tribute to Gilbert Gottfried Marc Abbott Denise Tapscott Kirk A Johnson and Steven Van Patten begin to tear into Moon Knight and a few other tidbits of nerd-dom! You don't want to miss this under any circumstances, especially if you are looking for a laugh and maybe a tear or two. ...

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April 06, 2022 00:59:40
A Slaptastic Reaction

A Slaptastic Reaction

Kirk A Johnson wasn't feeling good (pray for a brother) so it was just Marc Abbott Denise Tapscott and Steven Van Patten trying to figure out what the hell happened at the Oscars AND why all of a sudden New York's mayor seems more concerned with the Brooklyn Net's scoreboard than COVID. Of course, without Kirk present and with the team having mistakenly fallen for the fake Chris Rock letter, we may very well have to circle back to the 'Slap Heard Around The World'. In the meantime, please enjoy! ...

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March 09, 2022 01:02:03
What do you mean they’re out of COVID?!

What do you mean they’re out of COVID?!

his week, Denise Tapscott, Marc Abbott, Kirk A Johnson, and Steven Van Patten put the nerd stuff aside and talk about the current wishy-washy way local and federal politicians are rolling back COVID restrictions and our reservations about it. We also discuss how even though we are dead set against Russia’s attack on Ukraine, we are also pretty appalled at the racism at the Ukraine border. Also, along with www.speculativefictionacademy.com, we figured tonight would be a great night to remind you of the following websites and maybe help support this podcast since it is your favorite and all! ...

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March 03, 2022 01:05:52
It’s A Girl

It’s A Girl

Denise Tapscott joins the team to announce that she is officially ON THE TEAM! Expect to see Denise with Marc Abbott Kirk A Johnson and Steven Van Patten in every episode moving forward. (Pending work and family emergencies of course.) Discussions Include: Why is there an armored racist in ‘The Peacemaker’ during Black History Month, props to President Zelensky, (recorded before we found out Black people aren’t being allowed to evacuate safely from the war zone or that would have been handled), and a great game to send of Black History Month 2022. And no, it’s not Name That Racist, but you might learn something anyway. We’re having fun dammit! Join us! ...

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February 24, 2022 01:05:01
The Remake Massacre Group Therapy

The Remake Massacre Group Therapy

Marc Abbott takes the floor to give us an in-depth look at the sequel to ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Then we talk about a movie one of us is actually in. After that, the usual speculative conversation you’d expect from the team. Get a notepad out, the recommendations are coming. Brought to you by Speculative Fiction Academy. They’ll teach you how to write! ...

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February 16, 2022 00:59:17
Pre Super Bowl Blowout

Pre Super Bowl Blowout

The team tapes early so we can catch you all before you are too Super Bowl drunk to understand! Denise Tapscott joins once again to keep us Black History fresh! It’s the pregame you didn’t know you wanted but know you need! Hit ‘PLAY’ motherscratcher! ...

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