Fish, Chips and Punany | Episode 49

This week the guys talk about daddy duties, raising children in the 21st century, existential ski trip hookups, religious vaginas, random hand jobs on Greyhound buses, the alumnae of Mary Louis and Bishop Lochland in the 80s, and slaying social media trolls.

This Week’s Libation is Blackened whiskey.

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Are You Really Going to Fap to That? | Episode 48

The guys cover a crazy range of topics including the Blackest Black History month EVER, computer viruses with audio warnings, our own mortality, the future of funeral services, parental porn histories, preferred porn search terms and our favorite “editing” rooms.

This Week’s Libation is Buffalo Trace and the crew gives it’s mixed review of this crafted bourbon.

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Bum Stiggedy Bum Stiggedy Bum | Episode 47

This episode covers a number of random topics: subway stories, homeless people, Amazon Go stores and the Bodega vending machine (now Stockwell), the death of the actual bodega? We also talk about some of the highlights of Black History Month including the documentary “They Gotta Have Us” now playing on Netflix. Alaric shares some insight on his experience while working on the documentary. 

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Anyone But Her | Episode 46

We start this episode with the weekly check in and talk about the disparity between media coverage for missing victims based on race. The guys discuss the Netflix Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez documentary and the several factors that attributed to his downfall including CTE and past sexual abuse and confusion.

We also discuss a hot button issue amongst friends and the bro code.  Is it okay for your friends to date your ex? The guys quickly drew lines in the sand. Are there strict limits on dating rules within your circle of friends.  And, does the quality of relationships change the variables of engagement.

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The Unstraightening | Episode 45

The guys start off acknowledging the amazingly mild winter that New York has been experiencing thanks to climate change.  And, L.O thinks that he may have something to do with the temperate weather. The guys also talk about the “Gay Slave” skit in Ep. 41 “Heeeeyyyy Massa!!!!” and wonder if they went too far and how some of their friends have responded.

Is there really a gay agenda that is threatening the image of straight Black men in Hollywood? Or, are we just seeing a more inclusive representation of characters in storytelling? The guys also discuss the influence of the media and the normalization of alternative lifestyles. The talk then turns personal as Vin shares his personal experience as a father of a young girl exploring her identity.

This Week’s Libation is Pinhook and the crew gives its review of this Kentucky rye.

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Mask On Mask Off

It’s 10am on a Monday in the studio and the guys are breaking open a bottle of some brown sauce. The guys are on the check in talking about drinking in moderation, hearing issues, noise-cancelling headphones, memory foam mattresses, CPAP machines and Vin’s battle with sleep apnea.

The crew starts the show discussing the tragic news of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter GiGi, the pilot and all of the other passengers. Our hearts go out to all of the families, friends and fans affected by this accident as we all still try to reconcile our emotions regarding this loss.

We also talk about some of the scariest situations we’ve found ourselves in while driving on the road. Do you take naps on the side of the road? Or, at rest stops?

This Week’s Libation is Uncle Nearest 1836 and the crew is excited to finally sample this historic whiskey.

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Mask On Mask Off | Episode 44

It’s 10am on a Monday in the studio and the guys are breaking open a bottle of some brown sauce. The guys are on the check in talking about drinking in moderation, hearing issues, noise-cancelling headphones, memory foam mattresses, CPAP machines and Vin’s battle with sleep apnea.

The crew starts the show discussing the tragic news of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter GiGi, the pilot and all of the other passengers. Our hearts go out to all of the families, friends and fans affected by this accident as we all still try to reconcile our emotions regarding this loss.

We also talk about some of the scariest situations we’ve found ourselves in while driving on the road. Do you take naps on the side of the road? Or, at rest stops?

This Week’s Libation is Uncle Nearest 1836 and the crew is excited to finally sample this historic whiskey.

You’ll hear all this and more in this week’s episode of Decoding 40. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook Instagram and  Patreon.

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From the BX to Budapest | Episode 43

We’re talking about hip hop y’all! But first, this starts of with the round the table check in and particularly Rick’s mission to quit cigarettes and and stay smoke free.  

So what are you giving up for the New Year?  The crew runs down some of the priorities they’ve put forward in order to live more abundant and fearless lives in 2020 and beyond.

When was the first time you fell in love with Hip Hop?  From Rappers Delight to Eric B for President, we all can remember the first time Hip Hop touched are spirits. This brings us to a heated discussion on whether or not we should separate the art from the artist.  Does a person’s body of work outweigh the trauma they may inflict on others in their personal life? And, why does it seem like black artist always seem to be scrutinized worse than their white counterparts?

This Week’s Libation is Uncle Nearest 1856 and you definitely want to check out our review.

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Three's Company Too | Episode 42

The guys start off the show catching up with one another and talking about the latest happenings in their lives. It’s a mixed bag of expensive deli sandwiches, trainers, viral kids, potty training, working seven days a week, and a commitment to self care.

This week’s topics include threesomes, Trick Daddy’s recent skirmish with the law, the reformation of the bail system in New York and the potential unintended consequences. The crew also talks about the dramatic swell of homeless people who now populate the streets and trains of New York City, jail food versus public school trip lunch, government block cheese, life in the Reagan era, food stamps in undergrad, and a few other laughable moments.

This Week’s Libation is Tin Cup Whiskey and has an amazing effect on the crew.

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Heeeeyyyy Massa!!!! | Episode 41

The guys continue to catch up on what they’ve been up to bringing in the new year.  Predictably, the guys have been catching up on movies and shows that they normally wouldn’t have time to watch. We mention two Netflix projects, Eddie Murphy’s My Name Is Dolemite Kevin Hart’s Don’t Fuck This Up.

We start the show discussing if we have evolved into a culture of oversensitive people? Where are the The Jetsons? And, why haven’t we achieved that level of technology in 2020? We then start to discuss Tesla’s newly designed Cybertruck and some of the technological advances that we have been able to witness.

Then the great debate of the show has us discussing the cost of integrity.  How much would it take for you to sell out to star in a Popeye’s chicken sandwich commercial? 

We also managed to possibly cross the line on Lizzo, Stevie Wonder, Kenan Thompson or maybe Keenan Ivory Wayans, Quavo, Eddie Griffin, Katt Williams and heaven help us, even our enslaved ancestors.

This Week’s Libation is El Tesoro Tequila Resposado and has an amazing effect on the crew.

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