2 Beers In- Austin

We stay away from politics and pop culture.
Brett Weaver and Monica Ballard enjoy libations and tell stories.
Friends and patrons chime in with their stories too!
Because all the best conversations start 2 Beers in!

This Stowaway has Crabs! – 404

Whimsical Street Art Catches Everyone Off Guard and Delights Downtown Boston at 16 LocationsUS Coast Guard Inspectors Rescue Stowaway Dog from Shipping ContainerSocial Media Goes Crazy for Customer Who Went Above and Beyond to Mail $20 TipSea Otters Returned to a Degraded Coastline Ate Enough Crabs to Restore Balance and Cut Erosion by 90%The World’s Highest…

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Many to none But in a good way! – 403

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cicadas-are-coming-rare-dual-emergence-could-awaken-a-trillion-bugs-of-2-species-first-time-in-221-yrs/Dozens of Strange 12-Sided Objects from Roman Times Have Been Found—No One Knows What They’re For (goodnewsnetwork.org)East Palo Alto goes from U.S. ‘murder capital’ to zero homicides – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)A Thrift Store Shopper Joked She’d Found a Famous Artist’s Work for $4 – and Actually She Really Had (goodnewsnetwork.org)Zero Jet Aircraft Crashes: 2023…

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Cicadas like Beards – 402

https://austin.eater.com/2024/1/24/24047080/james-beard-awards-semifinalists-2024-austin-texas-restaurants-chefs https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/a-new-drinking-game-is-sweeping-britain-sending-pints-to-strangers-across-the-nation/ https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/houston-elephants-do-yoga-7-days-a-week-to-stay-flexible-and-healthy/ https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cicadas-are-coming-rare-dual-emergence-could-awaken-a-trillion-bugs-of-2-species-first-time-in-221-yrs/ https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/nasa-turns-light-into-sound-frequency-creating-a-milky-way-symphony-listen/ Closing song by Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me”  

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Rebooting after the beforetimes – 401

We are back! Back at the Aristocrat, and now with more positive news!https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/89-year-old-had-to-speak-up-to-save-believed-extinct-indigenous-language-that-reveres-silence/https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/test-that-can-spot-18-early-stage-cancer-signals-shows-84-sensitivity-in-first-human-trial/https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/annual-hockey-charity-teddy-bear-toss-breaks-record/https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/oklahoma-13-year-old-believed-to-be-first-person-ever-to-beat-tetris/

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The Enchanted Adventuretime Episode

… As Brett preps for Japan, Monica recaps Seattle, and everyone at the table has a story about Enchanted Rock, involving torrid degrees, bees, and … “Probably sex.” Keep up with your tour guides, and enjoy responsibly.

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No Recording tonight. But….

With Monica being out of town, I will be at Austin Eastciders at 6pm to enjoy a drink or two before helping out at Penfold Theater’s “Crime and Punishment” at the Ground Floor Theatre. Come by and have a couple, and we might even grab dinner if you are still around after 8!

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Baretto near the Arboretum

We aren’t recording, but I thought we could branch out today. Come meet people and joke and drink and laugh! www.barettoatx.com

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Going on the road…. to be a Wizard.

We are finally going to record at one of our favorite places.Join us Thursday around 6:30 for 2 Beers In at the Fang and Feather over at the Wizards Academy in Driftwood, Tx (Over by the original Salt Lick BBQ)Here’s the address. 16221 Crystal Hills Drive Austin, Texas Get Directions Call (512) 850-9622 if you…

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Gonna do it again! Aristocrat Lounge – Burnet Rd.

Monica and I will be there around 6. Only one episode but come on out! The Aristocrat Lounge6507 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

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Back at the Legendary Aristocrat Lounge tonight!

We’ll be starting around 6:30. We have some fun stories to tell, and would also love to hear from you!

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How about next week?

Monica and I wont be at the Aristocrat this week, but we will be there a week from now, so join us! 6507 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 787576pm!

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The Lean Alternate Machine and Somebody Is Mean Episode

We went ahead and broke continuity to present these during the holidays! Brett and Monica are joined at The Brewtorium by Doug & Jessica. Jessica shares her dark suspicions about The Aristocrat Lounge and gives a blow by blow description of how someone at a church was mean to her. By the way, this whole…

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Holiday Visit to Hops and Grains

Tomorrow, December 18th at 6 pm, join us at Hops and Grains, (http://www.hopsandgrain.com/) In East Austin. Here’s the address. 507 Calles St, Ste 101, Austin, TX 78702.We had such a good time at the Brewtoreum last week, and we turned the technical difficulties into something funny. We’d love to see you here!We are also going to…

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Holiday Visit to the Brewtoreum.

Hey all! Just a quick reminder that a new episode of 2 Beers In is up.https://weightlesspod.com/the-getaway-episode I am also trying to hook up all my post centrally here so that it will go out everywhere else. I know this is short notice, but tonight at 6pm, meet us at The Brewtoreum! Afterwards, we are going…

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The Getaway Episode

Brett is about to leave for Japan, Monica returns from Seattle and every one of them has a story about nearby Enchanted Rock – even guest Andrew, whose encounter with bees is the stuff of horror films! Do enjoy the mayhem responsibly!

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The Introverted Extroverts Episode

Enjoy your favorite libation as Brett & Monica recall Giving tours at the opening of a whiskey distillery where it was too hot to drink, Both learn their tolerance for socializing. Monica experiences irony during a gig at The Thinkery where you work for s’mores and flan. The 6 Things Healthy People Do Every Morning…

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The Tomorrow-land Episode…

Brett and Monica are joined by podcast & Aristocrat regular Doug for Remembrances of our first exposure to wondrous inventions that are ordinary today. Stuff like sensor faucets, paper towel dispensers, clumping cat littler, HDTV – stuff like that! You won’t look at the commonplace in quite the same way, so come laugh with us!…

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The Ne’er Do Well” Sister Show

Simone, Eric, Val, and James join Brett & Monica on an episode where Marriage proposals abound: Valerie – from a Korean taxi driver AND Brett. (She was torn, let me tell ya!) We’re strapped trying to NOT talk about the weather because Val hates that, except for discussions of wildfires and sunscreen. (It’s summer, okay?)…

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The Marching Band Episode

Welcome to Season Two! We’ve Now Officially Run Longer Than “Firefly!” (Suck it, JJ Abrams!)Eric “DeKill” (who is off mic) and Valerie (who is ALSO off mic a lot) join Brett, Monica and Andrew joins the discussion. Marching band antics and routines. High school memories includes being “in the pit”, what “7 to 5” means,…

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