Up The Pucks
By Up The Pucks
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
A weekly discussion featuring writers, athletes and musicians at the intersection of punk rock and hockey.
||Explicit129: Give ‘Em The Booth||Brandon came out of the coma and Peter's back from the Peace Corp to actually put a show together. We talk about surprises so far ...||11/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 128: I’d Have My Cock Out If I Scored Four Goals||Brandon sits out this week asMr. Fancyjoins Peter to discuss Jonathan Quick's own goal and the stories surrounding Tomas Hertl.||10/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 127: #TeamGeno||Peter's out this week so Brandon was joined by the site's editorsShane BuaandCait Platt. They discuss preseason ultraviolence.-A FAQ of the Leafs-Sabres line brawl by ...||9/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 126: No One Is Listening||Brandon and Peter return from their summer vacation and discuss what they've been up to, the recent set of horrible jerseys that have been released ...||9/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit#125 The King Of Ilya’s Court||The NHL Draft and Free Agency have come and gone, so now's the time hockey fans start to go stir-crazy. Yelling at Bieber!?! You should ...||7/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 124: A 90 Second Parade||This week Brandon and Peter discuss the NHL draft, explore the concept of public funds going to private ventures through the Coyotes situation and sit ...||7/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit#123 Lift The Cup||Congrats to the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. We'll run down the finals as well as the rest of the season. Also, we run through ...||6/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 122: A Skacano||This week Brandon and Peter discuss the NHL Final, Seattle being the NHL's booty call and a possible ska revival.||6/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit#121: Asleep At The Bar||We're back from our ill-timed hiatus in time to talk about the Stanley Cup Final with the Bruins writer for Hockeybuzz, Ty Anderson. We break ...||6/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 120: Lame Jokes||In this episode, Brandon and Peter recap what's been going on in the playoffs, discuss why dudes in metal bands keep getting in trouble with ...||5/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit#119 Murray Bannerman Presents…||This week we're joined by writer Mark Black. His book, Nomeansno: Going Nowhere(there's a contest to win a copy at the link), on the ...||4/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 118: Tattoo Band||In this episode Peter discusses his love of Portlandia, playoff races are recapped and we talk about how the NHL is ruining a great thing.||4/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 116: The Deadline Special||This week Brandon and Peter go in-depth on all of the action at the NHL trade deadline. Also, Brandon's cat Mo gives its feelings regarding ...||4/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit#115 Rusty Gon’ Rust||On this show, we talk about the dearth of deadline-era trades(sans Iginla), Pete's hockey tourney, and even the Wrestlemania lineup. You're so lucky. -The ...||3/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 114: I Hope You Like College Hockey||It's tournament time and everyone is caught up in the fervor that is intercollegiate competition. However, we're talking hockey, not basketball. Ryan Lambert from Puck ...||3/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit#113 I Guess I’ll Drive To Columbus(Famous Last Words)||Mr. Fancy returns to show this week to talk about NHL realignment, the new playoff system, Seattle's NHL hopes(or lack thereof), Alkaline Trio ...||3/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 112: Punk Rock Is Allegedly B******t||In this episode, Peter and Brandon are joined by the UTP writing staff to discuss word choice and the policing the word usage of others, ...||3/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 111: A Sorkin Frenzy||This show we're joined again by Russian Machine Never Breaks' Peter Hassett. Also, his bulldog Georgia. In addition to discussing the struggles of the Caps, we ...||2/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 110: I Hate Hockey Fans||In this episode, Derek from Fear the Fin joins the guys to discuss the Sharks, the Cow Palace, why Peter hates hockey fans and much ...||1/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 109: #ATypeOfHockeyIsBack||The NHL is back, and so are we with an up to date episode. We talk about the upcoming season, Brian Burke's firing, the ...||1/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
I'm really digging this podcast. I'm relatively new to watching hockey, so it's cool to listen to a podcast from fans. Unlike some of the other hockey podcasts it doesn't get too technical or into the nuts and bolts. Keep it up!
I thought the title was optional, iTunes.
Peter and Brandon do a great job with this show. The segments are well done (enough), and they nicely walk to line between a show that is clearly done by a couple of dudes having cocktails and a professional sounding show. The puck talk is always solid and timely, which can be a problem with some casts that are stale by the time they are released. Although there is a bit of a Central slant (and that's okay with me, I'm a Hawks fan) they obviously give time to each team as that team's week comes, and they also talk about the league in general pretty solidly. I'm not much of a punk fan at this point in my life, but the discussions about punk scenes are interesting, and I actually have found a couple of bands from this show that are pretty cool. If you're not into hockey at all, the hockey aspect of the show is (obviously) going to be a bit much to justify listening to the show just for the music, but if you're a hockey fan who is at least the slightest bit open-minded, you will enjoy this show.
On the downside, you will be unable to cease picturing Brandon as Seth Rogen, and Peter does kind of sound like he's 15.
I kid, I kid. Well, I don't really, but I have to bust their balls a bit. This was getting to be a little bit too much of a lovefest.
Bottom line: this is a solid podcast that deserves some love. Give them an hour. It's worth it.
Up the Podcast
Puck + Punk = 5 Stars