The 30 Minute Cocktail Hour

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Randy Gordon

Bio: 

After years in rock radio Randy moved to Chicago to study at the infamous Second City Improv theater. But film and television was always his passion. For the last couple decades he has been performing in and directing various films, television shows and commercials. After a five year hiatus he excited to bring back and be hosting The 30 Minute Cocktail Hour once again. Randy brings a common sense and humorous approach to today’s issues and topics. Nothing is off limits on this show.

Show Description: 
After years in rock radio Randy moved to Chicago to study at the infamous Second City Improv theater. But film and television was always his passion. For the last couple decades he has been performing in and directing various films, television shows and commercials. After a five year hiatus he excited to bring back and be hosting The 30 Minute Cocktail Hour once again. Randy brings a common sense and humorous approach to today’s issues and topics. Nothing is off limits on this show.

Show Archives

August 2018

08/28/2018
08/14/2018
08/07/2018

Ma Mama we're all crazy now!  A rock band once sang.  But it's true.  Come join us as we talk weird, strange, and crazy stories, plus one of the craziest rulers of all time. No not Donald Trump.  I review the appropriate wine for this show, Lunatic Red by Luna Vineyards.

July 2018

07/31/2018

Apparently we all get a little too tipsy and get the urge to see what's new at Amazon.  Who spends the most online while drunk?  Whiskey drinkers?  Gin?   And we explore why I seem to get every person in the world making unsolicited comments to him or questions.  Happened to you?   Plus how Napster changed the music industry 17 years ago today.  I also review Strand Brewing's Orange Wheat beer.

07/24/2018

Where has common sense gone? I have been asking that question for a long time, thus the reason for the podcast. But I am not alone, comedian Lou Santini addresses that very question and more in his latest book, "Amateur Nation: The decline of Common Sense, Manners & Social Skills." We discuss his very funny and poignant book and we do it all while indulging in some Jim Beam Double Oak.

07/17/2018

Welcome to the happiest episode on earth.  Not really.  But I do discuss the origin of Disneyland back on this day in 1955, along with the special VIP Club 33 inside Disney.  Also, one of Hitchcock's classic thrillers, North by Northwest.   And I talk about how people in this country seem to be getting more and more selfish.   "You owe me" seems to be the battle cry for many.   Maybe they all just need a drink.  Try San Fernando Brewing Co's "Grapefruits of Wrath"IPA.  I reviewed that one too.

07/10/2018

On the show, we review a bourbon that started in 1870 and kept going though prohibition and today. And we discuss the marketing blunder of the century when Coca-Cola came out with New Coke. Plus Randy rants on summer time rules for wearing flip flops and pool etiquette.

07/03/2018

It's our Independence Day show! What's the cost of Freedom? About $8.00 dollars a six pack. At least that's what Budweiser's special brew for the summer costs - Freedom Reserve Red Lager. We also talk LeBron to the Lakers. And the worst show on TV, "What would you do?" Plus how TV news struggles to keep up with the internet.

June 2018

06/26/2018

We sit down with friend and electrical engineer Erik Olsen to discuss his recent travels to Prague and Berlin and what beers he drank on the trip. Plus a little history of the Berlin wall and getting around in Europe. We also tap into the wonder of powering an entire city.  All while  we review 101 Vodka from Santa Ana California. 

06/19/2018

We pick out a tasty drink to celebrate Father’s Day, Not Your Father’s Root Beer by Small Town Brewery. We discuss how every pro golfer hated the course at the US Open at Shinnecock. And how that sounds like a good porn name. Plus, the brilliance of the Bad Lip Reading guys on Youtube. Then how people have gotten sort of selfish in the last few years it seems like. Thanks again and don’t forget to subscribe.

06/12/2018

On the show, we explore a little life hack that helps us all remember the simple joys in life. Plus review a great summer time beer, Cali Creamin, by Mother Earth Brewing of Vista California. And of course we talk about the big summit in Singapore.

06/05/2018

We talk with talent manager and producer Scott Vandiver of Spotlight Management.   How the working class actor has gone away and the divide has grown between the top earning actors and those struggling to make it.  I have a slightly heated disagreement with how ABC handled the Rosanne controversy, of which I am right, of course.  Plus with talk about the California primary system that may come back to hurt the Democrats in the end.  All this while sipping on Tanqueray Rangpur martinis. 

May 2018

05/22/2018

We talk about the debut of Pac-Man this day back in 1980.  Also, talk about Randy's teen years and the arcade.  We touch on the importance of a two party election in California for Governor.  And we drink Jim Beam Black Extra Aged.

 

05/15/2018

We talk about new airline restrictions for "Emotional Support" animals on planes, the Supreme Court giving states rights on sports wagering, and how those romantic Elizabethan movies are really gross when you think about it.

05/08/2018

We celebrate the debut of "Bond, James Bond" on this day back in 1963 with a Tito's vodka dirty martini, shaken not stirred. Also, we discuss all the remakes coming out of Hollywood this year.

05/01/2018

DJ G-Rock and Nate Doughty of “No Remorse Sports” podcast stop in to discuss the NFL Draft, New York, and More. We drink some Johnnie Walker Red Label on the anniversary of England & Scotland becoming Great Britain.

April 2018

04/24/2018

Ed from "Eds's Got My Money Podcast" and Facebook's "PotStock" page stops by to talk investing as an individual on your own and pot stocks. Plus we delve into his stint as a design show carpenter and Shark Tank experience.

04/17/2018

We taste the Ocean...vodka that is! And discuss the death of actual news. Living in a world of clicks and headlines.

04/10/2018

Randy's friend Bill J Hill stops by to tell stories of growing up in Vegas.  They discuss the experience of seeing the Men's Curling Championship LIVE there too.  Also, review and talk Flor de Cana Rum.

04/03/2018

Randy discusses the unwritten rules of the freeway, the REAL stories of Christmas & Easter, plus he reviews 10Barrel Brewing's Crush - Cucumber and Raspberry.

March 2018

03/27/2018

My friend Abbey stops by to discuss wine and what it takes to be a sommelier and much more!

03/20/2018

We discuss Uber's self driving accident, NCAA sweet 16, and Trump vs Clinton's affair women.  Plus review Prichard's flavored rums.

03/13/2018

We discuss President's Trump's trip to Socal, reveal the results of our drinking poll, talk drugs in America, and review the Guinness Nitro IPA.

03/06/2018

In this episode we discuss the Oscars and Hollywood’s love of a cause and letting you know you’re living life wrong. Also how Hooters restaurant haven’t aged well. Plus more info about the show and the things that leave us wondering where’s the common sense. And my review of Jameson’s Caskmate IPA