Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast
By Nathanael Cole - NPC at Breakfast Puppies
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Coming to you straight from the inebriated wildlands of Portland, Oregon (USA), Bikers, Dice, and Bars takes you out to the road with discussions on the many intersecting themes of bike life, geek culture, and dive-bar appreciation. Join NPC, Just Jacob, and Dr. Xander Gerrymander every two weeks as they talk about their experiences with these topics both in Portland and beyond, and stick around afterward for special downtime content such as Ride Reports, Game Sessions, Dive Bar Reviews, Industry Interviews, and more!
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 09: The Umerican Survival Guide||Time for another Character Jam! We haven’t done one of these in a while, so we’re excited to be back on the jam. This time around, following up on our previous Fallout-themed episode, we’re taking a drunken crack at making characters for the new-||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #022: Wasteland Riding, Fallout Fandom, Prost Bar Review||Welcome back to the show, good friends! For our 22nd episode, we're taking you on a trip through the WASTELAND! All the while, we're drinking what we felt like were "last minute appropriate" wasteland drinks, the kind of which you might find in your jou||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #021: 2019 Plans, and the Portland Burlesque Scene||Kicking off the new year right, we're back for episode 21 of the podcast! We invited our good friend The Mad Marquis to join us as a special guest as we look ahead to all the biker-y, gamer-y, and drink-y plans we have for the coming year. Afterword, th||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #020: Ghost Bikes, Keeping the Game Alive, Bar Fights||Hot damn, we made it twenty episodes! This time we're celebrating with what is probably the beer most commonly brought to every house party in Portland, Full Sail Brewing Company's "Session" lager! In our Bike Talk segment, we talk about the "ghost bike||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #019: Chervona! (and also Cats)||This time we have two special guests in the studio, Andre and Alma of the local klesmer-gypsy-punk band Chervona! Our drink of the evening is Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka (aka Żubrówka), a new experience that I (NPC) quite enjoyed - this may even become||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Bonus: Irish Whiskey Special (w/ Matt Buckley)||It’s the long awaited “Whiskey with Matt Buckley” bonus episode! Back in September, NPC, Poppy, Dr. Gerrymander, and Just Jacob sat down at 4K Ranch for a special curated tour of Matt’s stunning Irish Whiskey collection (after a fun day of eatin||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #018: All About Accessibility||Welcome back to the show, folks. This episode is all about promoting Accessibility in our favorite hobbies! Poppy (your favorite local Wannabe Wine Snob) brings our drinks of the evening, which are both the White and Red Winemaker's Cut wines from Copa||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #017: Halloweeen Biking Tips, Scary Video Games, Halloween Drinking||It's spoooOOOoOoOoOOOooky time on Bikers, Dice, and Bars! We decided to be cliche and do our first ever Halloween-themed episode, accompanying our talk with a variety of pumpkin beers from the great Pacific Northwest. In our Bike Talk segment, we talk a||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #016: Rain Riding, VTTs, Oktoberfest||For our sixteenth main-program episode, we're jamming on a fairly massive variety of Oktoberfest-styled beers, about half of which are from the Oregon area and the other half from Germany. In our first segment, Just Jacob guides us through a discussion||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 08: The Nightmares Underneath||We're back with another Character Jam episode! In each of these episodes, we record ourselves drunkenly attempting to make characters for a new role-playing game. This time we're tackling one of my all-time favorite games, "The Nightmares Underneath" by Johnstone Metzger. It's yet another "retro" style of game - we apparently do a lot of these because they're pretty simple to go through as a bunch of drunks. Enjoy! Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us as either NPC, Justjacob, or DrXanderGerrymander at Breakfastpuppies dot com! We have a Discord Channel, Facebook Page, and Google Plus Community, too! And let us know your thoughts by leaving a review on iTunes! As always: Rubber Side Down, May your Dice ever roll Crits, Always Drink Responsibly, and Remember to Tip your Bartender! Links of Note: The Nightmares Underneath, by Johnstone Metzger The Nameless Grimoire Dungeon Full of Monsters Mom & Pop Wine Shop TNU Character Generator Credits: Hosts: NPC, Just Jacob, Linsel Greene, Poppy Beaujolais Theme Song: "Bikers, Dice, and Bars" by Skip VonKuske Drink of the Evening: So Much Beer Running Time: 01:02:05 (We support chapters!) Final Thoughts: Evil has the best drugs and the best women. Support Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bikers-dice-and-bars-podcast Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/bikers-dice-and-bars-podcast/23fbabba-25dc-447b-8e40-747ad28d16dd This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #015: Last Mile, Last Turn, Last Call||Yes, in this episode, we finally complain about E-Scooters, hooray! Once again we've brought Linsel along, more or less upgrading his prestige class to "Regular Host" on our show. Our drinks of the evening are a couple of delicious varieties of Linsel's||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #014: Don't be "That Guy"||This episode is all about "That Guy" we all know and hate (and have likely been at one point ourselves), and how not to be That Guy. Be it riding like an a*****e, being a crappy sport at the gaming table, or failing to compose yourself properly at a bar||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 07: Pugmire||We're once again joined by both Linsel and Poppy, this time to take a delightful romp through the character creation process of a charming new RPG called Pugmire. We drink a continuing variety of dog-themed beers and such, as we make a new pack of Good||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #013: Dogs!||We're back from a schedule break with a new episode, and this time we're talking about nothing but Dogs! Returning guest Linsel Greene is back with us again, and we expect to see more of him in the coming weeks, too! This time around, we also have an EX||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #012: Bike Music, Retro Gaming, The Sandy Hut||Welcome back fellow geeky road ramblers! This time around we are joined by Skip vonKuske, creator of many wonderful tunes and projects - one of which is our own theme song. In our first segment, we talk about our favorite bike-themed songs over the year||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #011: Summer Riding, NINJA TURTLES, Eulogy for the Boiler Room||Hello again, fellow biker nerds! We're releasing a few days late this time around, thanks to a half-dozen-plus conflicts of scheduling and other life events. This episode was recorded right after the 4th of July celebrations here in the Pacific Northwes||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 06: HoL PART 2! - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||Listen to us break Xander's will to live with the second part (and conclusion!) to our Human Occupied Landfill (HoL) RPG Character jam!||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #010: Ride Report 1, Point-Buy vs Random Chargen, Smoking in Bars||For our tenth episode, our drinks of the evening are a pairing of George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey and the "Local Logger" Lager from Everybody's Brewing. In our bike segment, Just Jacob gives a post-ride report on a recent trip he took through||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #009: Recumbents and Electrics, Co-Op Board Games, and Eulogy for the Tugboat||We're thrilled to have a very special guest with us this week: Linsel Greene, the former bartender of the legendary Tugboat Brewery, Portland's oldest independent nano-brewery, which unfortunately closed down for good last year.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 05: Adventure Maximus! - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||We're back with another Character Jam! This time we pulled NPC's copy of Adventure Maximus off the shelf for a run through its initial character creation process.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Bonus: Wagoncon 2018 Post-Con Report - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||With Xander out due to illness, NPC, Just Jacob, and Poppy spend an evening drinking Kalimotxo and talking about their experiences at the recent Wagoncon event in The Dalles, OR. This episode goes pretty off the reails so we decided to keep it shorter a||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #008: Touring, Gaming as Social Therapy, and Karaoke Bars||Xander’s back, hooray! Our drink of the evening is one of NPC’s old time favorites, the Royal Crown Royal, which is nothing more than Crown Royal whiskey mixed with Royal Crown Cola, over ice. We kick off our topics with a discussion about the joys||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 04: Dungeons and Dragons Rules Cyclopedia - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||With Xander absent due to illness, the rest of us post-Wagoncon-exhausted folks decided to get drunk on Kalimotxo and break out the ol' D&D Rules Cyclopedia for another Character Jam! We're using my old original print copy for this session,||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #007: Wagoncon 2018 Live Crossover Special! - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||It's our first ever "show on the road" - live from Wagoncon 2018 in The Dalles, we've brought the crew from all of our shows together for a multi-show celebration!||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #006: Bike Lanes, Loot Crates, and Dead Dive Bars - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||We open with our drink of the evening: Xander's personal recipe for "The Desert Storm" cocktail, featuring Arak, orange juice, and grenadine. We then fire off our discussions with a pretty passionate conversation about greenways, bike lanes,||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 03: Tales from the Loop - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||For our third bonus Character Jam episode, Poppy joins us again as we make characters for the recently-kickstarted "Tales from the Loop" RPG. Listen along as we make a new group of kids to play through a fantastical 1980s America that never was.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #005: Bike Clubs, MMOs, and Back of the House (w/ Guests) - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||Welcome back! This week Dr. Xander Gerrymander was unable to join us, but we're also joined by two guests from our Monday night gaming group, Christina and Mike. They brought delicious whiskey sours with them,||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 02: Human Occupied Landfill (HoL) RPG - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||We're back with another awesome Character Jam bonus episode! This time we attempt to make characters for the complete exercise in hilarious frustration that is everyone's favorite hand-written RPG, Human Occupied Landfill (HoL).||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #004: Helmets, Gamer Noobs, and the Wannabe Wine Snob (w/ Poppy Beaujolais) - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||Today we are again joined by Poppy as we talk about some rather passionate subjects! We open by uncorking a fine bottle of Tears of Vulcan wine, and discussing our experiences with wine in general. For our Talk of the Road,||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB Character Jam 01: Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) RPG - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||Welcome to our first episode of BDaB Character Jam! This is the first of a planned series of bonus content for the Bikers, Dice, and Bars podcast! In these episodes we break out various tabletop role-playing game and get hands-on with their character c.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #003: The Wave, the Funnel, and the Frugal Drinker - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||Our third episode of our brand new show is live! In this episode we start with a pretty passionate discussion about the "Motorcycle Wave" and what it means to us. Following that we discuss our experiences with the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG,||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #002: Cyclists, Conventions, and Classified Dives - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||Hello friends, we're back for an exciting second episode, hooray! This time around our new drink of the evening is the "uncertain enjoyment" of the Crownberry. After managing to somehow stomach this bizarre concoction,||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBDaB #001: Bikes & Beginnings - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast||It's our first episode and we're thrilled to be here! We open with our first drink of the series, the solid dive bar classic of a Jack and Beer Back. After that we move to talking about the bikes we ride and the bikes we've lost, how we met,||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I charged up my iPad to write this
I have been a fan of this podcast since day one. I don’t live anywhere near Portland, but this show is still fun to listen to, and I look forward to every episode.
That said, the podcast doesn’t focus exclusively on Portland. The discuss a range of topics that revolve around bikes, gaming...and something I can’t really recall...rods?
Some of my favorite episodes are the Character Jams, where they pick a tabletop RPG with an interesting character creation system, and roll up characters for the game. I recommend the HOL episode for a glimpse into that madness.
A delightful Portland podcast
I’m not saying this podcast is a deeply profound look into the human condition on par with Hemingway or Kerouac, but I’m not saying it isn’t? Interesting topics, very funny and enjoyable. I am a big fan of the old Portland bar talk, it feels a bit like time travel to hear about favorite old haunts that I forgot existed.