Table Talk

Movies, music, beer, pop culture, comedy and all things nerdtastic. Hosted by Aaron Kesller and J. Chris Mueller.
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Dec 29, 2017

Chris Lay and Adam Smith join Aaron and Mueller to run down the best movies, games and comedy of 2017. Feel free to tell us we're wrong on Twitter @tabletalkpod

Dec 14, 2017

JC Brady and Tyson Purcell take Table Talk off the rails while telling stories about the holidays. Also somehow NSFW knitting talk.

Nov 29, 2017

Catching up with Aaron and Chris.

Oct 31, 2017

The guys talk with comedians Stevie Leigh Crutcher, Patrick Henry Dollah and Mike Jonjak about their top five favorite scary movies for Halloween.

Agree with the picks? Think we're full of shit? Let us know on Twitter @TableTalkPod

In the meantime, watch this:

Oct 11, 2017

Writer and video game professional Peter Rambo comes to the table to talk games, television and his new web series, "Staydream."

Sep 27, 2017

Mueller helps a crowd bully an infant while Aaron sees two movies he actually liked (and one he didn't, of course).

Thanks to @Krunnky_Twitch for the music at the beginning!

Sep 13, 2017

We talk with director Jeff Lyon and actor Stacey Pepper Weber about their new horror movie, "Main Street Meats."

See the movie at the Chicago Horror Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 22 and on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Northeast Wisconsin Horror Festival.


(Sound is a little wonky... sorry about that.)

Aug 30, 2017

On this episode we welcome the fantastic John Dick Winters for a rollicking and wide-ranging conversation. We talk comedy advice ("Be nice and be funny"), sports ("If you support the NFL you hate women") and a Louis CK's alleged misconduct.

Check out Race to the Coffin Comedy here.

Aug 17, 2017

We get a little more serious as we talk with comedian Rich D'Amore about his struggle with addiction and his journey through rehab and recovery. It's a hell of a story.

Go see Rich open for Ron Funches at the Comedy Club on State Sept. 15-16!

Rich performing at the Comedy Club on State:

Aug 2, 2017

Chris Drosner, a.k.a. The Beer Baron, joins us to talk about the weird stuff brewers decided to put in beer, from fish bladders to whale testicles. We also touch on proposed legislation to hamstring taprooms in Wisconsin and the horrible price we pay for overindulging in Guinness.

Jul 19, 2017

Life on the road is romantic, adventurous, exciting and sometimes involves a windshield falling in your lap at 65 miles an hour. Charles Walker and Porsche Carmon join us to talk about what life is like as a touring band.

Jul 5, 2017

If you're of a certain vintage, you remember when it was shameful and secretive to be a nerd. Today that's all changed. What happened? When did this happen? We sure as hell don't know, but we talked about it anyway. We're joined by comedian and fellow podcaster Patrick Henry to lament and celebrate unabashed nerdery.

Outro music: Old '97s, "Good with God"

Jun 21, 2017

We're joined by comedians Cynthia Marie and Mike Jonjak. Aaron has a complicated relationship with "A Song of Ice and Fire." We learn the difference between a kestrel and a thestral. Nobody likes Joffrey.

Probably goes without saying, but spoilers abound. New season of "Game of Thrones" debuts Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Intro music: "Rage of Thrones" by The Axis of Awesome

Jun 7, 2017

How does a discussion range from upcoming horror remakes ("The Mummy," "Suspiria") to "The Bachelorette"? Adult ADD, it turns out. Join us as we welcome back Tone Madison contributor and all around fun guy Chris Lay to discuss horror movies, TV and other sundries, and marvel at Mueller stumbling through half-baked questions. This episode brought to you by fidget spinners and Adderall.

Outro music: "Scoundrel" by Carsie Blanton

May 16, 2017

Sorry for the long absence. We're getting back at it. In this episode we learn that Aaron, a movie enthusiast, doesn't much care for David Lynch. Mueller, a movie idiot, doesn't much care for old movies but watched one anyway.

Apr 3, 2017

Screech stabs someone. Dave Matthews Band rocks. We hear heckling stories from a road warrior comic.

Check out Madison's own Big Diss Roast Battle April 4 at The Rigby. Try not to be offended.

Mar 16, 2017

"Movie Hell" wants to wine and dine Clint Howard, and teen alt-righters are ruining first person shooters.

We had some unfortunate technical problems with this one and the sound is a bit wonky. The intern has been flogged.

Feb 23, 2017

Movie buffs Jason Adrians and Matt Coffell join us to talk Oscars. Who will win? Who should win? Is this a "correction year"?

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Feb 1, 2017

Dan Higgs shares his NFL conspiracy. Cody Lemke takes us into the terrifying world of "Roar." Aaron Kesller works out some family issues and Chris Mueller learns the difference between Michelle Pfeiffer and Meg Ryan.

Jan 16, 2017

Table Talk tries out a new format. Chris Lay (@TotesChris) gets scared straight. JC Brady (@HaHaJCBrady) advocates for "more tasteful peen in cinema." Aaron laments the explosion of superhero movies and Mueller learns the true meaning of Kazaa. 

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Jan 4, 2017

Adam Smith confesses a spendy habit. Spencer Graham (@Spenarama) talks about some kind of monkey balloon game. Host Aaron Kesller quizzes guests on their favorite games and J. Chris Mueller learns the true meaning of Christmas.