Are you tired of stupid critics telling what you should and shouldn't watch? Listen to two regular guys named CraigMakk & Serious Jest ramble about their favorite movies, TV shows, and Hollywood life, all while they have a few beers and maybe even make you laugh! Grab a drink, strap in and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!
Aug. 27, 2016
Welcome back to "Night After the Night Of!!!" See, they told they'd be back for part two, didn't they? Time to see what's inside the Box.
In this episode, CraigMakk continues to demonstrate his extraordinary level of comprehension regarding Law for Dummies; Serious Jest feigns ignorance and drunkenness in order to stave off an Epic Rap Battle; and the guys both dig deep into the psyche of Detective Box while switching up the beer of the show. Except Jest goes off the reservation with his "(Blank) of the Show suggestions. Trust me, it definitely gets a little weird. So grab a beer, strap in, and welcome back to "Night After The Night Of!!!"
(Official) Beer of the Show: Iron Hill Bedotter Belgian-Style Tripel, the actual world's best tripel (and they have the gold medal to prove it).
Aug. 23, 2016
Welcome back to "Night After The Night Of!!!" At this point, the guys will pretty much talk about anything if it gives them a chance to drink a few beers via the Internet, so feel free to join them.
In this "The Night Of" recap of Episode Seven, CraigMakk explains why he agrees with Tom Hanks that there's no kissing in jail cells; Serious Jest describes in excruciating and disturbing detail how he listens to his own podcast; and the guys spend an inordinate amount of time name-dropping who "likes" their tweets. Plus they somehow find time to actually discuss the episode while drinking some kick-ass beers. So grab yourself a beer, strap in, and welcome back to "Night After The Night Of!!!"
Beer(s) of the Show: Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, a strong yet enjoyable drink to spend time with (or pretty much the opposite of your co-hosts).
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin IPA, a fruity alternative take on a successful and well-known beer (or pretty much exactly like your co-hosts).
Aug. 19, 2016
Welcome back to "Night After The Night Of!!!" Get ready for more talk about murder and mayhem, people, because the inaugural episode continues.
In this episode, CraigMakk introduces you to the concept of "The Little Sister Experience" (which isn't what you think, so stop); Serious Jest pontificates on the whether this show is all part of "The Usual Suspects" cinematic universe; and both guys focus on the hotness that is Amara Karan while continuing to enjoy their quality beers of the show. If you're not watching "The Night Of," you're seriously missing out on one hot lawyer. So sit back, grab a beer, and welcome back to "Night After The Night Of!!!"
Aug. 16, 2016
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" and another brand new special edition episode! You loved the inaugural "The Night Of" recap so much, it's now another semi-weekly podcast. Also another reason to drink on a weeknight, but who's counting?
In this very special "Night After The Night Of", Serious Jest reminds you that, YES, he is a lawyer and YES, he has tried actual cases before, in case you forgot somehow; CraigMakk reminds you that NO, he's never been convicted of any violent crime, and YES, he thinks tattooing your knuckles with the words "Sin" and "Bad" while on trial for murder might be a really stupid idea. All the while, the guys break down episodes four through six of the newest HBO phenomenon, mostly while trying to kill time until "Game of Thrones" returns...hence, all the beer. Plus, CraigMakk provides his spoiler-free review of DC's newest in their slate of superhero movies, "Suicide Squad!" So strap in, grab a beer of your own, and welcome to "The Night After The Night Of!!!"
Beer of the Show: Jest returns to an old favorite, Ommegang Brewery's "Iron Throne Blonde Ale"...they really like Game of Thrones. CraigMakk dives back into Allagash Confluence Ale because...well, wordplay.
Aug. 1, 2016
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" Somehow, he did it again. Jest convinced Makk to upload this episode with almost no editing. Makk really needs to see someone about that OCD.
In this very special episode, the guys get deadly serious about a bunch of important topics, so prepare for a little change of pace. They touch on some of the insanity happening in the world today, and how people are sharing news faster than the news can keep up. But the also talk about a lot of childish stuff, like Loot Crate, Funko Pops, movie theaters vs ManCaves, and OJ Simpson. But they close it out with a breakdown of the first three episodes of HBO's "The Night Of" in preparation for the impending fourth episode.
You'll also hear CraigMakk tries to sell someone on bringing back drive-in theater even though they are terrible movie experiences; Serious Jest explains precisely how one should go about molesting a keg; and the guys still find a way to get pretty drunk. So grab a beer, strap in, and welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
July 8, 2016
Welcome back to "Cave of Thrones!!!" The epic finale of the Season Six Finale has finally come to it's epic finale...finally.
In this episode, CraigMakk explains why time travel would probably just lead to his murder-suicide by stoning if an iPhone is involved; Serious Jest explains why he's not really all that into incest; and the guys make the wackest examples of House Motto's you've ever heard thanks to the shitty Internet. Oh, and they also have some of their biggest Thrones-related disagreements yet all while enjoying some high-quality craft beers at 3am. This one you just GOTTA listen to. So grab a beer, strap in, and welcome back to "Cave of Thrones" for the last time until next season!
July 1, 2016
Welcome back to "Cave of Thrones!!!" Obviously, there was a shitload to talk about in this episode, since the guys have already gone on twice as long as the episode actually was, and they're not done yet. It's not hyperbole that you should probably strap in for this episode.
In this episode, CraigMakk digs deep into the psyche of one of his TV show heroes, a man who also threw a child from a window to protect his incestuous relationship with his sister (way to pick 'em, Makk); Jest explains why it's completely normal not to question your sister about why she conveniently forgot to mention that she called the cavalry (weren't you in the Marines, Jest??); and both guys discuss at length why GRRM is pretty much like Alec Baldwin telling a story during a camping trip. Oh, and the beer flows pretty openly in this one, so try to keep up. So strap in, grab a beer, and welcome back to "Cave of Thrones!!!"
Beers of the Show: Ommegang Take the Black Stout, because it's like an old friend who comforts you while getting you drunk again; and Lagunitas CitruSinensis Blood Orange Pale Ale, because the hoppy burst will help you handle all the blood that will inevitably flow during this episode.
June 28, 2016
Welcome back to "Cave of Thrones!!!" Just know that the ManCave is here to help you deal with the inevitable depression that settles in until next year when GoT returns. SPOILER ALERT: It'll require lots of alcohol.
With the finale of Season 6 now in the rear view mirror, the guys are here to help you express your feelings about all the death, destruction, and sometimes even some kickass murdering going on. In this part one of the full recap, CraigMakk shares some of his fears of working with an absolute murderous lunatic; Serious Jest introduces you to his brand new family sigil and catchphrase; and they both think that getting one pretty simple prediction correct means that they are always right. But we know better, don't we? Oh, and they'll drink a lot of alcohol as well...but of COURSE they do. So strap in, grab yourself a beer, and get ready for the big season finale of "Cave of Thrones!"
Drinks of the Show: some kind of Puerto Rican rum (because why not?), and Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To, a strong-ass Belgian-style tripel that will have you enjoying the GoT theme song even more than you thought you would.
June 22, 2016
Welcome back to "Cave of Thrones!!!" I'm sure you've heard the old joke before, "Two Bastards walk into the North, and one gets eaten by his pack of wild dogs." Oh, my bad, should we have said SPOILER ALERT? What can we say, we're a couple of bastards.
In this semi-regular edition of "Cave of Thrones!!!", the guys break down the magnificent BastardBowl episode to give you the very best analysis they possibly can in a timely fashion while drinking. CraigMakk will blow your mind with his deep understanding of advanced battle tactics such as how to poke people to death with pointy sticks; Serious Jest gets an opportunity to explain why GoT is basically just shamelessly ripping off Tyler Durden; and you'll even get to hear a little LeBron bashing for your troubles. Oh, and of course they have some alcohol to make the conversation fly by with maximum cursing, So strap in, grab a beer, and get ready to listen to two real bastard talk about your favorite show in "Cave of Thrones!!!"
Beer of the Show: Broken Goblet Brewery's Nori, a belgian tripel brewed with lavender so sweet, you'll want to take a bath in it,
June 17, 2016
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" You're probably thinking, "Oh My God, does this episode EVER end?!" Yes....yes it does. You don't have to be rude about it.
In the moment you've all been waiting for, the boys finally complete their epic battle of Superhero Madness, but not before going full-on nerd and discussing who would win in a battle of elves versus werewolves. Oh, and they also get cursed to die horrible deaths by a vengeful. horrible witch spirit...you should probably just listen.
In this episode, CraigMakk explains why penis is WAY scarier than spiders; Jest uncovers why he feels compelled to shout horrible things at children over the Internet; and they both drink quite a bit while interviewing a much smarter and more well-spoken guest than the two of them put together. So sit back, grab a beer, and welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
Beer of the Show: Eventually they'll finally run out of that Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale....but today is not that day.
May 24, 2016
Welcome back to "Cave of Thrones!!!" We loved it so much the first time, we decided to do another special GoT episode. And this time, we convinced CraigMakk to let it out the door without any editing. So don't blame him if you hate it.
This episode was a total mindfuck, so CraigMakk & Serious Jest needed to talk it out. There may or may not have been tears involved...you'll just need to listen for yourself. After the revelation of Hodor's tragic backstory, the half-Navy Seal baller status and half-small town hall meeting status of the Kinsmoot, and the full (for now) extent of Bran's power, you'll probably need a drink too. So come for the recap, stay for the insight, and run from the insanity of Live from the ManCave's newest "Cave of Thrones" special edition!
Beer of the Show: Ellicottville Brewing's Chocolate Cherry Bomb Imperial Stout, because only a powerful beer can help you handle feelings.
May 4, 2016
Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!" In this very special edition, the boys celebrate the most amazing invention of all time: the Internet. And they don't even talk about porn....much.
For the very first time, CraigMakk & Serious Jest utilize the Internet to do a satellite LftMC to discuss and full-spoiler review Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 2 moments after it ended. And because they're never content with adding just ONE monkey wrench to their lives, they also bring on their first ever remote third mic, "Black" Pedro Hernandez from the world-famous podcast "Black & White with You and Me." And some shit goes down, and we're not just talking about the beer.
As usual, CraigMakk will explain why it's okay to enjoy watching a naked man lay on a table for the better part of an hour; Jest will compare the cast of GoT to our beloved president (Sorry, Obama! He's Peruvian, he can't help it!); and newcomer Black Pedro blows them all away with his discussion about White Walkers and climate change. Trust me...it's as epic as it is insane. So sit back, grab a beer, and welcome back to "Cave of Thrones!!!"
Beer of the Show: Since it was remote, we each chose our own:
CraigMakk: Broken Goblet's Carle the Great Russian Imperial Stout (aged in Glenfiddich Scotch Barrels), a strong and powerful stout fit only for a king...or a drunk.
Serious Jest: Sixpoint Brewery Resin, a powerful hoppy, citrusy, and piney brew, all channeled into one vessel, not unlike our favorite reanimated Westerosi.
Black Pedro: Golden Road Brewing Get Up Offa That Brown, a balanced and drinkable brown ale, one that will allow you to keep your head instead of losing it.
May 1, 2016
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" Just when you thought it was safe to jump back into your brackets...the ManCave will ruin your eardrums with bad jokes and nerdy conversation! Be afraid...be very afraid. There's still a lot more noise where this episode came from.
In this episode, CraigMakk will desperately try to make his irrational love of Batman seem totally normal and acceptable; Jest will do his very best to convince you that he feels bad about mocking death while doing it nonetheless; and the boys will argue about comic book characters as if they are actually real people waiting patiently by the phone to find out if they won instead of it all being a meaningless discussion between two nerds.
Get ready to enter into the cage match of Round Two in the Superhero/Villain Madness bracket, and not everyone will survive. Perhaps not even you. But the boys also dig deep into other topics such as the various forms of Walking Dead; money-grubbing NBA jerseys; the passing of both a musical icon/lover of all things purple and a terrifying wrestler/terrifying home video porn star; make uninformed and unwanted suggestions on who should play Young Han Solo; and much, much more. All while getting unnecessarily drunk in the middle of the night. And this is just part two. Imagine what the rest sounds like. Or better yet, don't, Trust me. So sit back, grab a drink, and welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
Beer of the Show: Still more Ommegang Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale, because why change now?
April 10, 2016
Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!": I hope you got a good night's sleep, because the boys sure didn't. Seriously, they were punchy before they even hit record. Good luck.
In a change of pace, the boys bring their knowledge of superheroes and movies/TV shows to the table, in a first ever ManCave Madness Bracket! Get ready to listen to them battle it out between the world's best superheros and supervillains. In this episode, Serious Jest explains why any superhero who used to be a Marine is automatically the best; CraigMakk digs deep into why he wants his heroes with a side of emotional trauma; and they both argue over whether they are drunk or just plain tired as shit. All the while, they vow never to start recording at 4am ever again. Goddamn you, technology. So sit back, grab a beer, and welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!"
Beer of the Show: Ommegang's Game of Thrones Seven Kingdom's Hoppy Wheat Beer, a citrusy and wheaty ale that will definitely end up with you losing your head.
March 5, 2016
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" In this fourth and FINAL installment (thank Zod) of the episode, we try something brand new, and we hope you like it. And no, it's not that we barely drink, although that is a new one for us also.
In this episode, Jest explains his full knowledge of how to cause someone traumatic brain damage; CraigMakk delves deep into the best way to take out a zombie-Hollywood A-lister; and the boys spoil the shit out of Creed, the Walking Dead season six return, and Fear the Walking Dead's first season. All of this while thew Oscar's on in the background and discussing their thoughts live. So strap in, go grab a beer, and welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
Beer of the Show: Still Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA, no bonus shots for you.
March 3, 2016
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" Yes, this episode is long. And it's not over yet. You're not complaining, are you? Seriously, stop complaining or they'll go away for another year. Unless that's what you want, you bastard.
In Part Three of this Neverending Story (ATREYU!!!), CraigMakk will make sure you know how much he loves men in red spandex; Jest tries to explain his thoughts on incest; and neither of the two of them get all that drunk. Wait......whaaaaat? This must be a different show, right? Maybe you're just listening to StarTalk or some shit by mistake, because they're NEVER sober! I don't even know who they are anymore.
All the while, they review Deadpool and 'It Follows'. So sit back, grab a beer (because they sure didn't), and welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
Beer of the Show: The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA, a sweet yet hoppy walk on the wild side.
Feb. 19, 2016
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" Get ready for the pain to continue as our monstrously long episode continues with part two. And as the title so subtly implies, prepare to get fucked by a bear. Seriously, is there any easier path to an Oscar than to be mauled to shit by a goddamn bear? Leo sure doesn't think so.
In this episode, Jest will explain why grunting and groaning is acting at its finest in his eyes; Makk will pontificate on whether child-murder qualifies you as "the bad guy"; and both Artisanal Salt and Pepper continue to wonder what the hell kind of lunacy they've gotten themselves into. Plus the guys drink a lot more beer while they discuss The Revenant, The Big Short, and relentlessly make fun of one another. So sit back, grab a beer, and welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
Feb. 5, 2016
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
You may have heard of this little indie movie called "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." If not, probably turn back now, because we're going to spoil the SHIT out of that movie. Also, lightsabers. We just like talking about them, because they're AWESOME.
In this part one of an epic night of movie talk, CraigMakk and Serious Jest welcome a few new friends into the ManCave to really dig into what makes the Force click. In this episode, CraigMakk will explain how best to pull off Star Wars clothing (hint: it involves layering it on!); Jest confides to the guys that good parenting always comes from the Dark Side; and you'll meet Artisanal Salt & Artisanal Pepper for the first time, with one helluva twist there that you absolutely won't see coming!
Throughout it all, the guys will grab a few drinks and get really deep about how Star Wars has impacted their lives and those to come. So sit back, grab a beer, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
Beer of the Show: Southern Tier Krampus, an Imperial Helles Lager that will have you end the night making bad decisions just like the little bastard on the label.
Dec. 26, 2015
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" Merry Christmas! This is their favorite time of year...a holiday where everyone drinks, so you can hide your raging alcohol problem!
In this episode, CraigMakk reminds you that you're never too old to love a man in tights, Jest sexually fixates on Russian weightlifters (it'll get uncomfortable, just a warning), and they both offer some great gift opportunities if you happen to have thousands of dollars on hand and donating to charity ain't your thing.
Also, their holiday celebration just might bring about the implosion of the ManCave. At least according to CraigMakk, BOY, does he sound annoyed. So sit back, grab a winter warmer, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"
Beer of the Show: Port Brewing's "Santa's Little Helper", a Russian Imperial Stout with an emphasis on dark cocoa and roasted coffee aromatics....because Santa's going to need all the help he can get with these two.
Dec. 17, 2015
Welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!" In a brand new twist as we close out the year, the boys bring you a "bite-sized" episode focusing on the close of Walking Dead Season Six. See what I did there? I made a funny, and this is just the show description. Hope you brought your funny hats, kids!
In this episode, CraigMakk explains why a man can be his flower in a totally heterosexual way; Serious Jest explains why he would rather have the only Asian on the show die and that it's TOTALLY not racist; and they both give you their completely open and honest opinion of Walking Dead Season Six, all while drinking quite a bit without getting drunk. Perhaps these "bite-sized" episodes are on to something?
Jest will also tell you all about Walker Stalker Con, describe one of the coolest zombie interactive events of all time, and make CraigMakk pretty damn jealous in the interim. So strap in, grab a beer, and welcome back to "Live from the ManCave!!!"