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Two Beards Please
We are mid-west guys who are picking a new topic each episode and getting together to shoot the breeze, tell stories, and try to make each other laugh, and hopefully you too!
Aug 13, 2022
Summer Fun - Featuring GamerHales
Join us for this episode where we attempt to class it up a bit by bringing in our friend Hales. We discuss some interesting things that have happened and some people we've met this summer, as well as talk about new food options available at the Wisconsin State fair.
1 hr 10 min
Jul 1, 2022
TBP - Best of Year 1
Join us for this episode where we take a walk down memory lane. We go back to the beginning for some of our funniest stories from our first year of the show. After this episode, go back and listen to all of the year 1 shows....we'll wait...
Jun 21, 2022
TBP - Fun Questions
Join us for this episode where we cover all the hard hitting questions you've come to expect from our show. We discuss how many chickens it would take to defeat an elephant in battle, what our Spice Girls name would be, which is the proper way to load the toilet roll holder, and many more!
May 16, 2022
TBP - Gen X vs Gen Z - The Play List
For this episode we are joined again by our friend B from Arbitrary Advice Podcast. Besides adding class and a level of charm to the show, she also brings us another Gen Z perspective on the world. This time we talk music. Listen in for new additions to your favorite play lists.
May 3, 2022
TBP - Why We Are Fat Part 2: Buffets
Join us for this episode where we talk about the fat guy's Shangri-La.....buffet restaurants. Pizza, Chinese, American classics, breakfast, we talk about them all.
Apr 7, 2022
TBP - Spring Break
Join us for this episode where we have a significant announcement about the show...oh, and we talk about spring break trips.
Mar 15, 2022
TBP - March Bracket Challenge
Our sports guy Drew is back! Join us while we joke and give each other a hard time while we fill out our NCAA men's bball tournament bracket and want you to join us for a chance to win prizes - no cost to you!!!
Mar 1, 2022
Reasons Why We Are Fat Part 1: Fast Food
Join us for this fattest of Tuesdays where we discuss some of our favorite fast food vices. We breakdown our favorites and land on a "super meal" that combines elements from multiple restaurants.
Feb 23, 2022
TBP - California Love
Join us for this episode where we talk about Nate's recent trip to California where he and his daughter toured a college, saw a retail theft as it happened, and Nate spent 5 minutes at the beach. We also bring in some stories from previous visits to the sunshine state.
Feb 1, 2022
TBP - Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Join us for this episode where we help you with several wonderful gift ideas to get for your significant other this Valentine's Day. Whether you're shopping for that special woman or man in your life, we've got you covered. Also, we announce an Amazon gift card giveaway that we have coming up.
Jan 15, 2022
TBP - Smarter than a 5 year old?
Join us for this episode where we have a very special guest! Nate's little buddy Makayla joins us in the studio for a "competition" with Andrew. Nate has a quiz that will determine if Andrew is smarter than a 5 year old.
Dec 15, 2021
TBP - YOU eat fudge!
We are joined for this episode by our friend Meg where we discuss our favorite holiday treats. From krumkake and stolen to the classic chocolate chip and sauerkraut cookies, we cover it all. Pretty strong opinions are shared along with copious amounts of laughter.
Dec 1, 2021
TBP- Bucket List
Join us for this episode where we cover the hot topics that make up our bucket lists. Out of our lists we've landed on a few items we want to do together for the show. What's on your bucket list?
Oct 31, 2021
TBP - Candy Man
Join us for this spooktacular Halloween episode where we break down the detailed rankings of the various kinds of candy and other fun and not so fun treats people give out for Trick or Treat.
Oct 15, 2021
TBP- The Beards Plan a Wedding
We are joined in our virtual studio this time by our good friend B from Arbitrary Advice Podcast. She is getting married soon so we thought we would help her plan her wedding. Listen in as we provide her with stellar ideas and advice to make her special day spectacular.
Oct 1, 2021
TBP - Back to School
Join us for our back to school episode where Andrew talks about skipping school for half of his sixth grade year, and Nate gets in trouble for not doing his homework as a kid. These and many more school stories to help start the school year with a bang.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 8, 2021
TBP - The Missing Episode
September is National Suicide Prevention awareness month. Please join us for this special episode where we talk about what happened with Nate’s family that caused us to miss our April episode. Trigger warnings: This episode contains discussions around suicide ideation, suicide attempt, and the healing journey. By the grace of God our story doesn’t end in tragedy. We are extremely thankful for all of the prayers and support from friends and family over the last several months. - Nate
Sep 1, 2021
TBP - 2021 NFL Preview
It's football season again!!! We've dusted off our playbooks and brought back our sports guy Drew for another NFL Preview. Join us as we cover how Drew faired last season with his prognostications and listen in on who he thinks has what it takes for this season.
Aug 27, 2021
TBP - Sunburn Stories
Sunburns are funny??? On this show they are! Join us for this episode where we tell some stories about some not so fun sunburns and other heat related issues.
Aug 3, 2021
TBP - More Parenting Advice
Our friend Charlie is back for this episode with some exciting news. They're having a daughter!!!! Since being fathers to daughters is something we are a bit of an expert on, we thought we would help Charlie prepare for this life altering event.
Jul 15, 2021
TBP - Sibling Rivalry
Join us where we reminisce about how from our perspectives we mentored and guided our younger siblings into the fine folks they are today. Ask them directly and they might have called it something else.
Jul 1, 2021
TBP - Desert Island
Join us for this episode where Nate talks about his family road trip to Florida, we are joined by our friend Josh who teams up with Andrew to harass Nate as we discuss items we would want with us if we were stranded on a desert island, and a bonus! We have a story from college days where Nate and Josh almost get arrested.
Jun 15, 2021
TBP - More Fun With "Put Your Hose Away Steve"
Join us for this episode where we have our firefighter friend Steve back with us. The first half is dedicated to humorous stories that pop up in his line of work, and then he sticks around and plays 2 Truths and a Lie with us.
1 hr 2 min
Jun 1, 2021
TBP - Fat Guy Behaviors
Join us for this episode where we take our flagship episode a level deeper. We discuss things we do as men of size that people who aren't big may not fully understand. From road burgers to gun belts, we cover the gambit.
May 15, 2021
TBP - Book Club
Join us for this episode where Nate tells the story of the latest chair casualty, and we discuss books - our favorite reads, genres, we even get into poetry a little bit.
May 1, 2021
TBP - Tattoos
Join us for this episode where we talk about ink and what compelled us to get permanent art on our bodies. We talk about our personal histories with tattoos, what we have currently, and what we want to get eventually.
Apr 3, 2021
TBP - Would You Rather - Retail Version
Join us for this episode where we have the women from Confessions of Retail podcast on to provide us REAL retail situations they or their listeners have been in for us to react to. We are playing a game of would you rather...and most of them we'd rather not.
1 hr 3 min
Mar 15, 2021
TBP - Beards Behind the Bar
Join us for this episode where we reminisce about the times we both worked as bartenders. Neither of us worked at Roadhouse or Cocktail, but we did have some fun and share some funny stories. We also have a bit of listener feedback as well as a promo for one of our TitanCast Network family shows.
Mar 2, 2021
TBP - Man Bites Beard & Guilty Pleasures
For this episode we are joined by our friend Mike from Man Bites Dog podcast. He brings his weird news headlines quiz show format for the first half and then we get into our topic of guilty pleasures. Do you have something you enjoy that you would be mortified if someone found out? Listen now to learn ours. We also draw the 3 winners of our 50th episode merch package giveaway!
Feb 15, 2021
TBP - Embarrassing Moments
Join us for what is arguably one of our funniest episodes yet. We field a few listener questions and then regale you with our most embarrassing moments. No holds barred for this episode!
Feb 1, 2021
TBP - Fisticuffs and Donnybrooks
Join us for this episode where we put a humorous spin on physical altercations we've been in and around over the years. From fisticuffs to donnybrooks, and hijinks in between, we cover a pretty wide range of entertaining stories of the pugilistic sort. Get the rest of the story about "punching a pastor".
Jan 15, 2021
TBP - Back to the Future
Join us for this episode where we are joined by a very special guest - a man of many voices, Noah Pekari. He brings some of his favorite characters along for the episode while we discuss our predictions for 2021.
Jan 1, 2021
TBP - 2020 - A Year In Regret
Join us for this episode where we discuss what we missed most out of all of the things impacted by the events of 2020, and what we are looking forward to in 2021.
Dec 16, 2020
TBP - The Beards' 2020 Buyer's Guide
Join us for this episode where we discuss some of our favorite and impactful purchases over the last year. Just in time for last minute Christmas shopping ideas. We also have some listener feedback!
Dec 1, 2020
TBP - Holiday Movie Fest
Nate and Andrew are joined by Nate and Ryan from Can We Still Be Friends podcast to discuss holiday movie classics. Join us as we walk through our top 10 holiday movies, suitable for binging this holiday season!
Nov 15, 2020
TBP - Nate Won a House
Join us for this episode where Nate tells the most epic story of his lifetime so far - the full details of how he won a house. Yes, you read that correctly. He won a house, and the boys joke through the re-telling of the story.
Nov 1, 2020
TBP - Daughters Know Best? Bring on the Youngers!
In this episode we are joined by our two youngest daughters as we find out just how well they know their fathers. Listen in and see just how close to the tree these apples have fallen.
Oct 15, 2020
TBP - Beardstock Music Festival
Join us for this special episode where we welcome three talented singer/songwriters to the show - Zach Pietrini, Ben Harold, and Paige Hargrove. Get a behind the scenes peek at the life of a musician, and hear three spectacular performances "live" on the show.
1 hr 9 min
Oct 1, 2020
TBP - Financial Instability
Join us as we expand on some financial advice given on a previous episode. We include lots of personal stories of things that should really be avoided on the road to financial health. NOTE: We are NOT financial advisors, nor do we play one on our podcast, however we have both made some mistakes that while amusing now, we both wish we would have done differently.
Sep 15, 2020
TBP - Dear Senior Class
Join Nate and Andrew for this episode where they provide an early commencement address for the Senior Class. Andrew's oldest graduates in the spring and Nate's oldest next year, so the boys wanted to make sure they and their classmates are able to walk away with a bit of Beardly wisdom and advice.
Sep 1, 2020
TBP - 2020 NFL Preview
Join us for this episode where we test drive our new sports guy, Drew. We talk through each division and make Drew pick who he thinks will be the Division, League, and "Big Game" winners. Listen in and see what the boys think of YOUR team.
1 hr 5 min
Aug 15, 2020
TBP - Personal Idiosyncracies
In this episode, the boys announce the winner of the signed, numbered, limited release book of Andrew's poetry. We also discuss some of the little weird quirks we have - see if they line up with any of yours!
Aug 1, 2020
TBP - Ode to Door County
Join us for this episode where we talk about one of our favorite Midwest vacation destinations: Door County. We discuss places to stay, our favorite topic - food, and the multitude of things to do in Door County. Andrew continues to bring up hot tubs, and Nate tells a story about a biking trip that did not end well.
Jul 15, 2020
TBP - The Great TV Showdown - Featuring Von Mychael
Join us this episode where we welcome stand up comic Von Mychael onto the show. We talk about life as a comic, his experience at The Apollo, and his new special. He also joins us for the inaugural TBP TV Showdown. Nate picked 32 classic (70's and 80's) TV shows and made a random bracket. Listen in to find out which show wins the grand prize.
Jul 1, 2020
TBP - Somewhat Sus - No Cap
It's a generational battle of epic proportions! Well, not really...but join us for this episode where we (2 Gen X-ers) take a quiz about modern slang, prepared by our Gen Z podcast friend B. How many do YOU know????
Jun 15, 2020
TBP - Alive Poet's Association
Join us for this episode where Andrew gets to use his degree for the third time in a row, Nate has a brain freeze, and we welcome a very special guest! Poet, author, public speaker, and self described class clown Tanner Olson joins us for a humorous take on life as a traveling writer/entertainer, his project Written To Speak, and his dog Pancake. We also talk him into performing a couple of his poems.
Jun 1, 2020
TBP - Collections of Deliberacy
Join us for this episode where Nate makes up another word, Andrew actually uses his college degree AGAIN, and we talk a little bit about the things we collect, and why. We also have listener feedback! We love hearing from you!
May 15, 2020
TBP - Midwest Uniquities
Join us for this episode where Nate makes up a word, Andrew finally uses his college degree, and we define the Midwest (US) and talk about what makes it special to us. We get into the people, language, culture and food.
1 hr 2 min
May 1, 2020
TBP - Sunny Side Up
Is cabin fever getting you down? Join us for a dose of heart warming positive stories. There are good things happening in this world, all we have to do is look for them. In this episode we cover several encouraging stories that will soften the hardest of hearts.
Apr 15, 2020
TBP - Superheroes Are Real
Join us on this episode where we are privileged to have one of our heroes (who is also a long time listener) join us on the show. Listen in as we delve into the life of a nurse, learn some tips on staying healthy, and discover how you can show your support to our healthcare workers and all other essential service providers.
Apr 1, 2020
TBP - Week 4 Of No Pants
Join us as we discuss both the humorous aspects of the quarantine, what we've learned about ourselves, and also some serious waxing poetic about making time for the important stuff in our lives.
Mar 23, 2020
TBP - Our COVID-19 Response
We got together to test remote recording, and decided we needed to add our commentary around the current events in the world. We hope this brings folks some stress relief and a bit of a smile in the midst of uncertain times. Stay healthy and love each other!
Mar 21, 2020
TBP - Valentine Station - Route 66
Join the boys as they read through some listener feedback, and then the main attraction. They are joined by Ruben from Valentine Station, located on Route 66 in Valentine, Arizona. Listen to find out what would compel a grown man to quit his day job and buy a defunct gas station on the Mother Road.
Mar 1, 2020
TBP - New Father Followup - Charlie 2.0
Join us as we check in with our friend Charlie who you met in the June 2019 episode: TBP - Father's Day. We update with Charlie on how life is going as a new father. We cover the advice we gave him originally to see what worked and what didn't. He also has some funny stories to share with us all.
Feb 15, 2020
TBP - Beers With Ben
Join us for this episode where Andrew and his friend, Beer Snob Ben, attempt to expand Nate's horizons when it comes to beer. They set up a blind taste test that includes Nate's favorite beer - Pabst Blue Ribbon. Can he pick it out of a line up? Listen now to find out!
Feb 1, 2020
TBP - Fatlanta - The Band Tour
Nate and Andrew are joined in this episode by an old friend while they discuss stories of shenanigans that occurred on a college band trip. If you have ever been on a road trip with a large number of people, you will want to join them while they reminisce and laugh with and at each other.
Jan 15, 2020
TBP - Road Trip Mix Tape
Join us as we talk music! In this episode we discuss our choices of songs for our TBP "mix tape" (playlist) for a road trip.
Jan 1, 2020
TBP - Holiday Stories & Traditions
Join Nate and Andrew as they reminisce about their favorite (and not so favorite) holiday traditions and stories that include Thanksgiving fist fights (almost), favorite childhood gifts, getting sick over the holidays, growing up in split families, and more!
Dec 15, 2019
TBP - The Daughters Respond
In the last episode, Nate and Andrew discussed what it's like to have a teenage daughter at the age to start dating. Join them this time as their oldest daughters join them in the studio and react to their dads talking about their dating life.
1 hr 4 min
Dec 1, 2019
TBP - Dads with Daughters Dating
In this episode, Nate and Andrew discuss what it's like to have a teenage daughter at the age to start dating. Join them while they try to find a bit of humor in a situation that can make grown men weep.
Nov 15, 2019
TBP - What's in Our Pockets? Every Day Carry
Join the boys as they empty their pockets and compare the prepare. Get even more insight as to what makes Nate and Andrew tick as they discuss the items that they carry with them nearly every single day.
Nov 1, 2019
TBP - The Beards go to the Movies
Cue the music! Raise the curtain! It's time for the Beardy Awards show!!!! Join Nate and Andrew as they provide a list of their favorite movies in several different categories, with a highly coveted Beardy being awarded to each of their top picks.
Oct 15, 2019
TBP - Listener stories & Crummy Jobs 2
In this episode the boys breakdown a few listener provided stories as well as provide a healthy serving of some Crummy Jobs leftovers. Do you have a funny story tied to one of the episode themes? Send it over and you too, might be featured in a future show!
Oct 1, 2019
TBP - Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet
Join the boys for a spooky fun time talking about favorite and hated costumes, trick-or-treat shenanigans, and their opinions on other Halloween traditions.
Sep 15, 2019
TBP - Love and Marriage - Part 2
In part two of this month's two part episode, Nate and Andrew continue to brave some dangerous ground....talking about their wives. Join them as they talk about how they met their wives, how they started dating, and the engagement story.
Sep 1, 2019
TBP - Love and Marriage - Part 1
This month in a two part episode, Nate and Andrew brave some dangerous ground....talking about their wives. Join them as they talk about how they met their wives, how they started dating, and the engagement story.
Aug 1, 2019
TBP - Doctor Visits
This month Nate and Andrew regale each other with stories about visits to the doctor. Nothing is sacred in this discussion.....NOTHING! Laugh along with the boys as they talk candidly about some serious, and not so serious issues for which they needed medical care.
Jul 1, 2019
TBP - Irrational Fears
Join Nate and Andrew this month as they put a humorous spin on various irrational fears and phobias with which they each struggle. Nate also tangents off and talks a bit about his recent experiences with skin cancer, while Andrew gets real about his battle with anxiety. They both expose a bit of vulnerability, but as usual, don't take anything seriously.
Jun 14, 2019
TBP - Father’s Day - Part 2
Part 2 of this month's two part episode, Nate and Andrew have a special guest in the studio. Their much younger friend Charlie and his wife are about to have their first child. Listen in as the boys put Charlie through situations all new parents face at some point or another to see how he will handle them. They also tell funny and poignant stories about raising their daughters.
Jun 1, 2019
TBP - Father’s Day - Part 1
This month in a two part episode, Nate and Andrew have a special guest in the studio. Their much younger friend Charlie and his wife are about to have their first child. Listen in as the boys put Charlie through situations all new parents face at some point or another to see how he will handle them. They also tell funny and poignant stories about raising their daughters.
May 18, 2019
TBP - Nerdy Tendencies
Some people try to hide their nerdy tendencies. Not us! Join us while we discuss and rib each other about ours! For this riveting mid-month release, Nate and Andrew talk about their nerdy tendencies. Nate defends his interest in RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, and Pathfinder, while Andrew makes his point about his pencil club.
May 1, 2019
TBP - Crummy Jobs
Everyone has had at least one job they didn't enjoy for some reason or another. Here are a few of ours, and the stories of how we made them more interesting.
Apr 1, 2019
TBP - Pet Peeves
Everybody has them! Join us and laugh along while we talk about our most burning pet peeves.
Mar 15, 2019
TBP - Put your hose away Steve!
Join us while we talk to our friend and Nate's neighbor, Steve, about his chair breaking stories and how firefighters de-stress.
Mar 1, 2019
TBP - Road Trips
Join us while we tell some crazy stories about epic road trips.
Feb 1, 2019
TBP - Drivers Ed
Join us for our second episode where we discuss daughters in drivers ed and tell car stories that illustrate why that scares us.
Jan 21, 2019
TBP - Fat Guy Problems - Follow Up
Join us for a bonus episode as we discuss some questions we received about Episode 1: Fat Guy Problems.
Jan 8, 2019
TBP - Fat Guy Problems
Join us as we discuss some challenges and tell some funny stories about being king sized in a standard sized world.