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Gather with Jeremy Fuksa, Pat Piper and Joy Moeller over cocktails to discuss poopy pants times, pop references so obscure that they function on a wave only dogs hear, and of course all things creative.
||Explicit46: Veep||Do two letters in front of your job title change that much about you? Happy Cog's VP of Design, Chris Cashdollar, discusses that transition from working creative director to VP ...||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit45: It's Like flickr For Peeping Toms||Nearly all people have a tendency to benchmark the things they do. How did this compare to the last time we did this? How does this idea compare to the ...||4/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit44: Designated Underwear Containment Area||The gang talk about Jeremy's SXSW experience as he finds comfort in his Fisherman's Friend. Pat also offers Green solutions from his college roommate for making underwear last eight days.||4/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit43: Moustalker||Let's just get right into Joy's favorite subject: the Kansas City Royals and her, um, love for Mike Moustakas. She can go on for hours. And she did, so you're ...||3/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit42: NutriBullet Full Of Pee||Introducing Joy Moeller, our newest co-host! She's sassy. She's classy. And she drinks her wine from a NutriBullet. As you do. Pat, Jeremy and Joy feel out their chemistry by ...||3/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit41: The Encyclopedia Brown of Crap||Darrin Ross returns to the show, thereby setting his sights on becoming the Alec Baldwin of The Shakes. The gang discuss the culture of creative jealousy/hate among nerds, doing what ...||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit40: How To Rock A Fanny Pack||Steps to successfully rocking a fanny pack: Get a fanny pack. Pat and Jeremy wrap up their "old man" series with discussions about pink eye and why Super Bowl commercials ...||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit39: Not Fired Up||Pat and Jeremy are joined by front-end developer and aspiring NPR host Grady Noonen. We collectively wonder where the passion went and why we're so afraid to be adults.||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit38: Old Man's Problems||Pat and Jeremy had a collective low energy day. Pat's knee hurt. Jeremy's car was overheating. The mixture of all three equals a whole lot of GET OFF MY LAWN.||2/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit37: Fertility Clinic Procurement Officer||Jeremy is having an off day, and guest John Kreicbergs steps in to perform an intervention and get the show back on the right course. Random acts of podcasting, indeed.||2/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit36: Bucky Fellini on the Back of the Bus||Dean "Clean" Sabatino calls Pat and Jeremy to discuss DIY audience-building, life with The Dead Milkmen, Pat's addiction to ABBA and THUNDERSHEET. Incidentally, our new theme song is composed and ...||1/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit35: Swarm Night||Pat and Jeremy have old friend and American Copywriter co-host Tug McTighe on the couch. We talk about the sweet freedom of being young and single, video games, nerddom, video ...||1/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit34: Plugged Into the Ol' Dirty Bastard Port||We're joined by Leah Reich to discuss research, cars, communication and teen boy advice. If you've ever wondered about that data port in your car and what it's good for, ...||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit33: Specimen Under Glass||Pat and Jeremy are fascinated by guest Tim Smith. How can a guy become a successful freelance web designer, developer and podcaster at 21? Why are Pat and Jeremy still ...||12/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit32: Precious Moments on the Crying Stump||There are few things we love more than absurdity, things that are double black, farts, and chores. Somehow, Paul Armstrong has figured out a way to weave all of those ...||12/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit31: Keeping The Dickhats||Let’s tackle some feel-good topics in quick succession, shall we? Layoffs and loyalty, how The Crazy Ones is too much Robin Williams even for Robin Williams and how the Killing ...||12/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit30: White Hot Cat Lady||Friend of the show Celeste Lindell drops by Mom's Basement to talk about bands, Aqua Net, cats and keeping your company's social media from sucking as bad as it probably ...||11/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit29: Mastering Meetings and Corpse Makeup||We visit with digital strategist Kevin Hoffman about better ideas, better meetings, and Viking Death Metal. Don't take Quinn's overall silence as a sign of disinterest. She was actually late ...||11/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit28: Meat Sweats For Everybody||What a great turnout we had for our party. In this episode, we reconnect with Quinn on a wall, get the scoop on Boston Poopy Pants Times and then discuss ...||10/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit27: End of Chapter 1||We gathered to bid farewell to Quinn’s physical presence on the couch. The fact that she had been eating $60.00 steaks and drinking with her old boss for the four ...||10/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit26: Drunken Nerd Fights||This is a weird episode. We'll just be up front with that. We originally wanted to release this live show as a video but the lighting was horrible. So, we've ...||9/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit25: Quinn's Wood Spice Couch Exodus||Quinn is moving to Boston. Even though she'll still host via Skype, we'll miss her on the basement couch. In this episode: We discuss the smell of anxiety, answer an ...||9/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit24: Caloric Fuelbandery||How many creative calories are you burning? Does that sound like the stupidest thing you've ever heard? If so, thank Pat. Let's translate: When you don't have the time or ...||9/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit23: Scratching Posts of Constraint||We're joined by friend, colleague, boss and all-around nice guy Paul Corrigan to discuss pressing against things creatively while playing a mean banjo. We promise it'll all make sense once ...||8/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit22: Starlight, Superfight, Afternoon Delight||We're joined on the dingus by Darrin Ross, or Mr. Lucky Shirt to you. We discuss his prolific output while Pat has issues with creative energy levels. It's the feel-good ...||8/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit21: Throat Nut and the Long Chocolate||Merlin Mann joins us as a live beta test of having guests on the show. We think it went pretty well. Except for Quinn's throat peanut that kept her choking ...||7/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit20: Bag of Beer Can Cocks||Quinn is on a location shoot so Pat shares his feelings about the episode when he was on vacation. Then Pat and Jeremy discuss unexpected career opportunities. Thanks for the ...||7/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit19: Impostors, Sycophants and Hacks||Pat, Quinn and Jeremy end Season 1 with a hard look at the core of what this show is all about: Impostor Syndrome.||6/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit18: Crybaby Dirtybottom||WARNING: Game of Thrones spoilers! But, really, you already had it spoiled by the rest of the Internet, so go ahead and listen. Pat is off to a prolonged rendezvous ...||6/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit17: Here Come The N00bs||It's that time of year again, when aspiring minds try to eke out a shred of what they think they might be worth. We try to make the eking a ...||5/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit16: You're Gerholding Again||Quinn is back, and we pick up the discussion about women in creativity after Jeremy writes an awkwardly unnecessary article of apology on Medium. Hilarity ensues. Also, there is now ...||5/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit15: Don't Snap At The Editor||While Quinn is on vacation, we’re joined by Kansas City’s top Avid editor, Joy Moeller. In this episode we discuss Bulletproof All-Stars, Harland Williams, shipping your pants, and the slimming ...||4/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit14: What Do We Want? Gylany!||The gang talks about stepping back and figuring out brand stories before designing a new company logo, and the challenges women face in the advertising and tech industries. Thanks for ...||4/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||13: Sneaking Around With Your Mistress||Why do designers, writers and other creative people feel the need to constantly be working on side projects even though they spend all day thinking and working creatively? We stick ...||4/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||12: Quinn Drops Science||The show starts innocently enough with talk of SXSW 2013 and how we’d bring a new beer to market. But when it comes to the topic of changing jobs to ...||3/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||11: Your Dad Is A Dirty Nut Eater||We're joined in studio by special guest, Gabe "Gaberaham Lincoln" Piper. He's every bit Pat's boy. In this episode, we discuss the reach-around of award shows, Walking Dead Live, Vine, ...||2/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||10: Ambulance Chasers of Advertising||During our pre-show breakdown, the calls started coming in. So we just went with it. In this episode, we discuss LinkedIn whoring, finding talent in unexpected places, the burglary curse ...||1/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||9: Look! A Caller!||Jeremy, Pat and Quinn discuss Argo, the Golden Globes, Weight Watchers and the Rachel Maddow Show with callers. Real and self-imposed barriers to good work also get discussed before Jeremy ...||1/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||8: Aunt Francis Dreams of Potato Chips||Alternate Title: "Let's Be Sad For Xmas." Thanks, Caleb. Hey! It's the holidays, so let's eat Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes, drink Shiner Holiday Cheer and get really, REALLY depressed ...||12/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||7: Follow Your Dentist on Instagram||While Quinn is away on a location shoot in Los Angeles, Pat and Jeremy invite innovator and chicken husband Chris Riebschlager to sit in and put the new recording location ...||11/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||6: Moving Out Of Your Mom's Basement||From baby beards to failed marriages to just sending that damn email you've been scared to send for so long, this episode is all about moving on to the next ...||10/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||5: Unicorn Farts and Puddin'||Drizzly days in Kansas City make for introspective discussions. We learn that fierce conversations make poopy pants and cause Jeremy to question his self-image, the creativity of work is more ...||9/20/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||4: Simple as Ball in a Cup||We revisit the heart of creative fear, we dissect the social ramifications of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child" and we feel obligated to discuss Todd Akin. Thanks for the ...||8/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||3: Rainbow Bunny To Nowhere||LIVE from miniBar Cocktail Lounge and Adventure Club in Kansas City, MO. Jeremy, Pat and Quinn talk about Twitter stand-up, define "hip", "edgy" and "organic", take questions from the audience ...||8/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||2: The Terminal Velocity of Cats||Sucking to get better, creative affectations, getting that first job without a portfolio and the vivisection of Aaron Sorkin are on the menu as we drink moonshine in Your Mom's ...||7/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||1: Albert Finney Ties It Together||On this pilot episode, a show about creativity appears to be about anything but. Origin stories are important though. YOUR HOMEWORK FOR NEXT TIME: call in with your origin story: ...||7/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
A giant, tasty sandwich of talking.
Sometimes I like to eat sandwiches, but if a sandwich is too large, I have to eat it in several sittings. The Shakes is my giant sandwich. I listen to bits and pieces of it in-between my mid-morning snacks and mid-afternoon space-outs. Jeremy and Pat are the bread (and depending on the episode, the bread goes from a hearty wheat, to rye, to beer bread and then back to wheat). Quinn is really the giggly, obscene heart of the sandwich. Her random thoughts are like fragrant notes of deli meat tickling the palette of a crazy person. Sure, there is cheese. It's smothered in cheese, but what's a sandwich without each part coming together to make a whole? Probably something other than a sandwich. The Earle of Sandwich would hate this review, but hopefully my giant, hero sandwich of Creative people will love it.
New good one
A good new show that has made it's way to my weekly playlist. Keep it up.
I really wanted to like this.
I am a BIG fan of The Cocktail Napkin, Jeremy's previous show, but have found it very difficult to like The Shakes. This is probably because I expected The Shakes to be more like The Cocktail Napkin Mark II, which it is not.
The first three episodes were more like listening to some friends talking in a bar. To me, the fourth episode was more focused and I look forward to listening to the next one as well. As with most new shows, it takes a while to come up to speed (IMNSHO, it took The Talk Show about a dozen shows before it hit its stride).