Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast
01.05.13 (MP3): Nissan Delta VS LeMans & .45 Phil VS Iraqi Tanks, Cigarette Smuggling in Cigarette Boats, Efficient VS Electric Cars & Fisker VS DeLorean, Piers Morgan VS Detroit, High Beams VS Speed Traps & Other Stupid Laws, + Ozzy's Perry Mason

With everyone in the studio either dying or trying, this Garage Hour was doomed to be awesome from the start.  Who doesn't love reminding the English that the nation which brought us Churchill and Thatcher and Clarkson and Ozzy is now known for Piers Morgan?  The Garage Hour goons figure they'll just drop his silly 2A-hating limey butt in Detroit for a night or three and he'll change his limo-liberal tune or die trying.  Of course, they're going to outlaw kitchen knives in England now, so everything will be fine.  Besides, Ozzy is here in America writing songs about lawyers.  Perfect.

Following that, it's all about whiskey and Chargers versus the Raiders (and La Mesa legend and former Raider Ben "I Kicked Conan's Ass" Davidson) and a revisitation of the unending efficient-versus-electric car argument spurred by the San Diego Auto Show.  What about comparing Fisker cars with good old John DeLorean?  Who's the bigger crook?  Speaking of crooks, the boys also dissect the failed Cash for Clunkers program, and how it damaged the used car market, parts yards, made no improvements in efficiency, and set the "succeeding at failure" Obama administration on its unending course of Santa Clausing the hordes into a low-information apocalypse.

Don't fear: this episode's as goontastic as any Garage Hour.  Bad behavior on LA freeways, barfing in cabs, the best way to smuggle smokes into Australia, ammunition prices, and why most guys might wish there was never a song written called "My Ghoulfriend."  Hostus Coughemus Justin Fort is met at the bend by .45 "Huggy Bear" Phil, Crag "Where's the Floor?" Maxwell, and Dirty "Medical Science" Dave.

If you'd prefer the hi-fi tea-drinkin' fancy new software version of this episode, look for the same date without an "MP3" tag in the header.

Direct download: HWGH010513mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

01.05.13: Nissan Delta VS LeMans & .45 Phil VS Iraqi Tanks, Cigarette Smuggling in Cigarette Boats, Efficient VS Electric Cars & Fisker VS DeLorean, Piers Morgan VS Detroit, High Beams VS Speed Traps & Other Stupid Laws, + Ozzy's Perry Mason

With everyone in the studio either dying or trying, this Garage Hour was doomed to be awesome from the start.  Who doesn't love reminding the English that the nation which brought us Churchill and Thatcher and Clarkson and Ozzy is now known for Piers Morgan?  The Garage Hour goons figure they'll just drop his silly 2A-hating limey butt in Detroit for a night or three and he'll change his limo-liberal tune or die trying.  Of course, they're going to outlaw kitchen knives in England now, so everything will be fine.  Besides, Ozzy is here in America writing songs about lawyers.  Perfect.

Following that, it's all about whiskey and Chargers versus the Raiders (and La Mesa legend and former Raider Ben "I Kicked Conan's Ass" Davidson) and a revisitation of the unending efficient-versus-electric car argument spurred by the San Diego Auto Show.  What about comparing Fisker cars with good old John DeLorean?  Who's the bigger crook?  Speaking of crooks, the boys also dissect the failed Cash for Clunkers program, and how it damaged the used car market, parts yards, made no improvements in efficiency, and set the "succeeding at failure" Obama administration on its unending course of Santa Clausing the hordes into a low-information apocalypse.

Don't fear: this episode's as goontastic as any Garage Hour.  Bad behavior on LA freeways, barfing in cabs, the best way to smuggle smokes into Australia, ammunition prices, and why most guys might wish there was never a song written called "My Ghoulfriend."  Hostus Coughemus Justin Fort is met at the bend by .45 "Huggy Bear" Phil, Crag "Where's the Floor?" Maxwell, and Dirty "Medical Science" Dave.

If you'd prefer the low-res cromag mouth-breathin' version of this episode, look for the same date with an "MP3" tag in the header.

Direct download: HWGH010513.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

05.12.16 (MP3): Sipping Beer w/ Burning Beard (Because Garage Beer!), AR Builds & Cohost Breakdowns, Skateboards & Orwell, East County Industrial Charm VS German Fairy Chairs, Nitrates VS Less Filling, + Canlers & Crowlers & Stouts & Lagering

Our live-from-the-brewhouse episodes are some of the best talk radio ever to grace the airwaves.  So much personality, so much information, and a pure drill-down on what really makes a brewery tick.

The Garage Hour goons - .45 Phil, Chef Jeff, Kurtis Who Shall Be Named, and Troy from Powder1 - join Hostus Maximus Justin Fort in his chat with Mike and Jeff, the East County originals behind Burning Beard Brewing.  They talk beer recipes, the great beer-drinkin' neighbors in Burning Beard's vicinity, smoking meat and the best beers for cooking, and FNG Kurtis does a great job acting like a professional broadcaster, conversating with Mike and Jeff about some details of San Diego's beer-sipping universe.  Special thanks to Helix Brewing in La Mesa, which has become an official sponsor of the show, and is kind enough to back our adventures in the endless brewing scene in San Diego..

Following the quick learning curve for Mike and Jeff, the Garage Hour names their next two beers - "German Fairy Chair" and "Pleasure Trawler" - and then Troy from Powder 1 poured beer on our laptop.  Hey, it's a risky business.

Tune in for all about beer, Burning Beard's enemies list, putting NRA stickers on unsuspecting hybrids, the killer jukebox load at the 'Beard, and why Jeff loves the hipsters.

If you'd prefer the hi-fi version of this episode, look for the same date without an "MP3" tag in the title.

Direct download: HWGH051216BurningBeardmp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

05.12.16: Sipping Beer w/ Burning Beard (Because Garage Beer!), AR Builds & Cohost Breakdowns, Skateboards & Orwell, East County Industrial Charm VS German Fairy Chairs, Nitrates VS Less Filling, + Canlers & Crowlers & Stouts & Lagering

Our live-from-the-brewhouse episodes are some of the best talk radio ever to grace the airwaves.  So much personality, so much information, and a pure drill-down on what really makes a brewery tick.

The Garage Hour goons - .45 Phil, Chef Jeff, Kurtis Who Shall Be Named, and Troy from Powder1 - join Hostus Maximus Justin Fort in his chat with Mike and Jeff, the East County originals behind Burning Beard Brewing.  They talk beer recipes, the great beer-drinkin' neighbors in Burning Beard's vicinity, smoking meat and the best beers for cooking, and FNG Kurtis does a great job acting like a professional broadcaster, conversating with Mike and Jeff about some details of San Diego's beer-sipping universe.  Special thanks to Helix Brewing in La Mesa, which has become an official sponsor of the show, and is kind enough to back our adventures in the endless brewing scene in San Diego..

Following the quick learning curve for Mike and Jeff, the Garage Hour names their next two beers - "German Fairy Chair" and "Pleasure Trawler" - and then Troy from Powder 1 poured beer on our laptop.  Hey, it's a risky business.

Tune in for all about beer, Burning Beard's enemies list, putting NRA stickers on unsuspecting hybrids, the killer jukebox load at the 'Beard, and why Jeff loves the hipsters.

If you'd prefer the low-fi version of this episode, look for the same date with an "MP3" tag in the title.

Direct download: HWGH051216BurningBeard.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

02.02.13 (MP3): Armored! Tank of the Week &Armored Vacuums, Silver State Camaro, Galaxie, Chevelle, Ford PU, Feinstein VS Star Wars (Han Shot First), Pinko Placation &Potemkin Shooters, Operation Coin Slot & Dustin's Trip Up Puke Puke Hwy (+ Pearl Harbor)

From armored vacuums to Logan's Run, Star Wars on VHS and Operation Coin Slot, you can count on the Garage Hour to find your soft spot and stick it with something sharp.

So, does anyone believe Han didn't shoot first?  Sen. Feinstein was there, and now she wants to take away your blasters.  Then the unions blasted Obamacare (along with everything else), the Super Pooper blasted TDS, Bob "Catfish" Filner blasted red light cameras, and Mr. Dustin blasted up the Puke Puke Highway headed to Pearl Harbor (just after the Japs blasted that).

Crag Maxwell, Punxsutawney Phil, Dirty Dave and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort made this Garage Hour a great one.  Tanks, Israelis, how to trail-clearance your truck, President Kardashian's fraudulence (again) (and again), and Crag's latest episode of Birthdays that Matter.

Have no fear - gearheads here.  There's a whole segment on Silver State, including a host of high-RPM flybys and details on how to find 'em your own damn self.  Then Nick is fired.

If you'd like this episode in hi-fi wine-drinking I-Own-a-Porsche mode, you can find the M4A at the same date, without the "MP3" tag.

Direct download: HWGH020213mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

02.02.13: Armored! Tank of the Week & Armored Vacuums, Silver State Camaro, Galaxie, Chevelle, Ford PU, Feinstein VS Star Wars (Han Shot First), Pinko Placation & Potemkin Shooters, Operation Coin Slot & Mr. Dustin's Trip Up Puke Puke Hwy (+ Pearl Harbor)

From armored vacuums to Logan's Run, Star Wars on VHS and Operation Coin Slot, you can count on the Garage Hour to find your soft spot and stick it with something sharp.

So, does anyone believe Han didn't shoot first?  Sen. Feinstein was there, and now she wants to take away your blasters.  Then the unions blasted Obamacare (along with everything else), the Super Pooper blasted TDS, Bob "Catfish" Filner blasted red light cameras, and Mr. Dustin blasted up the Puke Puke Highway headed to Pearl Harbor (just after the Japs blasted that).

Crag Maxwell, Punxsutawney Phil, Dirty Dave and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort made this Garage Hour a great one.  Tanks, Israelis, how to trail-clearance your truck, President Kardashian's fraudulence (again) (and again), and Crag's latest episode of Birthdays that Matter.

Have no fear - gearheads here.  There's a whole segment on Silver State, including a host of high-RPM flybys and details on how to find 'em your own damn self.  Then Nick is fired.

If you'd like this episode in low-res cromag knuckledragging mode, you can find the MP3 at the same date, with the "MP3" tag.

Direct download: HWGH020213.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

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