Brian interviews Brian Havig, a brand writer/director at MTV and comedian who makes all sort of offbeat promos for his job and funny social experiments for himself. They include being a Comic-Con man on the really wrong street and seriously committing to a Thunderstruck dance routine around NYC while wearing a “Brian” shirt. Universal Brian questions at (25:45)
Brian interviews Bryan* Roth, the director of the North American Guild of Beer Writers and writer for publications like All About Beer, Beer Advocate, etc. and his own site, thisiswhyimdrunk.blog. Find out which beer would most represent a Brian in this episode from Fullsteam Brewery in Raleigh, NC. Universal Brian questions at (38:30)
Brian interviews Brian Spaeth, the owner of turtlecalls.com, a business where he gets paid to call people and pretend to be a turtle. Universal Brian questions at (44:00)
Brian interviews Brian Cohen, a Brooklyn public high school math teacher who’d give up pie before pi. He’s also an avid travel hacker so after he gives us a lesson on the New York public school system, he tells us how to beat the travel system. Universal Brian questions at (1:00:40)
Brian interviews Brian Olsen, an author of hard-to-label novels who details what you need to know about the business of self publishing, and how to stop naming every character “Brian” by using a random name generator. Universal Brian questions at (37:45)
Brian interviews Bryan* Sapan, a construction company project manager who knows all too well the changes on the ground in Brooklyn, plus the craziness of The Diamond District from a past working life. Universal Brian questions at (13:30)
Brian interviews all the Brians on Bedford Avenue who just happened to be walking by where he was set up with a microphone and a sign that read, “If your name is Brian, get interviewed for a podcast.” Over a couple hours, there were 8 Brians — 5 Brians and 3 Bryans. This is all those Brians edited together into one compilation interview with Brian-tastic results.
Brian interviews Brian Hutchinson, a Wushu practitioner and systems admin for Major League Baseball. What is Wushu? It’s why Jet Li and Cung Le would kick your ass, but in the fanciest way possible. Universal Brian questions at (57:30)
Brian interviews Bryan* Schneider, the beverage director for Quality Branded restaurant group in New York. He has created inventive cocktails on menus across the city since 2005, from Michelin-starred Daniel to Brooklyn’s Clover Club, including the maybe-way-too-inventive “California Chardonnay.” Universal Brian questions at (1:12:00)
Brian interviews Brian Snyder, a fine fragrance perfumer technician at one of the “big four” perfume companies who knows way more about smells than the average Brian. Universal Brian questions at (45:45)
Brian interviews Brian Ellingsen, a double bassist who somehow makes a living as a classical musician. He performs at festivals around the world and as a chamber musician of the Carnegie Hall affiliate ensemble, Decoda. Universal Brian questions at (39:50)
Brian interviews Brian Gartside, a typographer and graphic designer, and finds out the difference between a typeface and a font, and then forgets it the next day. Universal Brian questions at (31:10)
Brian interviews Brian Alexander, the host of the show, using dumb sound effects and gives you some history on the name Brian.
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