Drinks On Monday with The Strike Team (general)

It's an election year and The Strike Team are never ones to stray away from pairing sex, religion, drinks and politics.

On this week's episode, the Ashleys sit in. Team bartender, Ashley Kawasauce mixes up Moscow Mules and Pink Elephants using vodka from the Copper Still CD Distillery. Along the way, Pat regales the team with a tale of ordering food from The Sea Captain.

The boys and girls also dive into the presidential primaries, discussing polices, favorite candidates, and how good looking Gavin Newsom is. Think of it as a drunker McLaughlin Group.

Direct download: Politics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am CST

Dan is back in the fold for this week's super-sized episode! This week, the boys discuss their Valentine's Day weekends and the geeky gatekeeping surrounding the release of DEADPOOL. The guys touch on which R-rated movies that they saw at the show when they were way too young.

On the menu this week are craft beers supplied by the Blue Island Beer Co. including their collaborations with Underground Communique Records and The Rock Island Public House.

The Strike Team also discuss THE X-FILES reboot as well as some of their favorite episodes as well as KOLCHACK: THE NIGHT STALKER, Chris Carter's inspiration for his '90s take on conspiracies and the paranormal. The guys also discuss some of their favorite conspiracy theories ranging from the Kennedy assassination to the "cold envelope" theory that changed the NBA. On the paranormal end, a caller east of the Rockies chimes in with an out of body experience.

Bust out your tin-foil hat, and listen at your own risk. The truth is in the kitchen.

Featuring music from Mark Snow, Mike Donnelly, Icicle Works, Swag, and Ke$ha.

Direct download: Its_A_Conspiracy.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am CST

Enjoying El Rey's RIP YOUR HEART OUT MARATHON? Take a trip back to the halcyon days of 2014. It's the early days of Drinks On Monday: the fomat is not quite there, the music is different, the audio quality is worse. The guys suck down Jameson and Chicago's very own, fully krausened, Old Style. The Strike Team discusses Nicolas Cage in LEFT BEHIND, post-season baseball, and the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series. There is also a brief digression into the aborted "Win A Date With Mike Vanderbilt" contest.

Direct download: Drinks_On_Monday_with_The_Strike_Team_Episode_5_Season_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm CST

Dan sits this week's episode out, but Ashley II and Niall Glass film in for him. The Strike Team is joined by Chicago Pro-Domme, Ms. Mara Mayhem in the kitchen. Prosecco is on the menu and Ashley II mixes up a few (Paul) Bellini's as the gang delves into Ms. Mayhem's college years, her time working in the sex industry and they even phone a friend.

Direct download: My_Sleazy_Valentine.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am CST

The Strike Team sits down to talk with Katie Rife of The A.V. Club, Mr. Skin, Everything Is Terrible and The Jerry Springer Show in this super sized edition of Drinks On Monday!

Katie is an Ohio native and brings with her some local beers from Rhingeist Brewing and Madtree Brewing. She also cooks up some Coney Dogs (with Skyline chili) as she regales the boys with tales from the front.

It's the Kentucky bourbon that sends the show off the rails for the last hour as Mike, Pat, and Katie talk about how awesome they are while enjoying Bulliet Bourbon. Thanks, Jon Taffer.

Direct download: DOM01182016.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

The Strike Team along with house bartender, Ashley K, dissect the most recent break up brought to us by Bigshot.

Direct download: Pats_Breakup.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm CST

The Strike Team along with house bartender Ashley discuss the upcoming year, movies they saw (yes, more FORCE AWAKENS talk) and tries to figure out what constitutes a dive bar.

Direct download: January_4_2016.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm CST

On this year's season finale, The Strike Team reveals their Christmas shopping secrets while discussing THE FORCE AWAKENS as well as their favorite movies of the year. Peppermint Schnapps from the Jewels and black coffee is on the menu.

Direct download: Schnaaps__Coffee.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

SPOILERS ABOUND! The Strike Team and friends discuss THE FORCE AWAKENS in glorious THX sound!

Direct download: Force_Awakens.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am CST

The electrifying conclusion! The Battle Of Yavin!

Direct download: Star_Wars_13.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm CST