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Dive Bar Mitzvah

Ian Rans

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Dive Bar Mitzvah

Dive Bar Mitzvah

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Join Ian Rans and a guest in a different dive bar every week while they talk about something or another. New episodes every Monday. Theoretically.

Latest Episodes

VFW Post 230 with Nate Abshire

We're in one of my favorite dives with one of my favorite guys: Nate Abshire! In preparation for his shows this week at Acme Comedy Company with Bryan Miller, he and I chat about eating alligator, "Strokin'" and how an appreciation of Randy Newman isn't a crime. Grab a cold one, share, comment and listen along!

45 MIN2016 DEC 19
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VFW Post 230 with Nate Abshire

Cuzzy's with Bill & Ernie Batson

Baby it's cold outside and thankfully, it's nice and toasty inside Cuzzy's. In this episode I chat with Minneapolis' titans of garage rock, the Batson brothers! From their start as kids in the early 70s to today, they can be counted on to k.o. any other band on the bill. Listen as we chat about how to get an audiences attention with blood, how Sha Na Na was the best band at Woodstock and getting pelted with bottles by Husker Dü while opening for the Ramones. It's got all that and more! Listen now, comment, like, share and follow us on twitter @divebarmitzvah!

47 MIN2016 DEC 12
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Cuzzy's with Bill & Ernie Batson

Schuller's Tavern with Kjell Bjorgen

Warning: this episode is 40% laughter. I let the guest pick the bar this week, and he did a great job. We're at Schuller's Tavern in Golden Valley, MN with comedian Kjell Bjorgen! We talk about being a carny, my brief career with Girls Gone Wild, his brief career in horror movies, and the wonder of Cyndi Lauper and other 'strong female vocalists.'

40 MIN2016 DEC 5
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Schuller's Tavern with Kjell Bjorgen

Matt's Bar with Bob Alberti

You can hear the sizzle in this episode of Dive Bar Mitzvah-- we're at Matt's Bar, 'the home of the Juicy Lucy!' There's a nearly unspoken history of Minnesota's role in modern computing and in this episode I chat with one of the trailblazers: Bob Alberti! From helping to develop multiplayer online role-playing games to working on the revolutionizing the internet with Gopher, he was there in the trenches. Today he's still working with computers but he splits his time with the insult comedy troupe Vilification Tennis! He's a well rounded guy.

48 MIN2016 NOV 28
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Matt's Bar with Bob Alberti

Adrian's Tavern with Bryan Miller

I took a week off and regrouped as only we could.. at Adrian's Tavern! I meet up with comedian, writer and friend Bryan Miller after drinking our way through a horrible election. We chat with him about plagues of frogs, trying to hit a heckler with a car and opening for Dave Chappelle! It's the salve that heals. Listen now and follow us on Twitter at @divebarmitzvah!

48 MIN2016 NOV 21
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Adrian's Tavern with Bryan Miller

Schooners Tavern with Rich Gill

Fall brings many bounties but one of the best is the Sound Unseen film festival! This is our second year chatting about SU and organizer Rich Gill is here to tell us about all of the great films this years fest, working with Mitch Hedberg and the joys of Men At Work. Listen along to this and people playing pool in this soon to be award winning episode of Dive Bar Mitzvah! Also, follow us on Twitter at @divebarmitzvah!

46 MIN2016 NOV 7
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Schooners Tavern with Rich Gill

Driftwood Char Bar with Mike Brody

It's our first Halloween episode and it's genuinely a spooky one. We couldn't have a better guest than Mike Brody! He is the official event comedian for the SyFy Channel’s TV show “Ghost Hunters” and to quote Winston Zeddemore, he's 'seen shit that'd turn you white.' We chat about spending the night in Alcatraz, favorite Twilight Zone episodes and I share a heartwarming story about being taken over by a spirit. It happened! All this and ghost tech glitches are in this one.

55 MIN2016 OCT 31
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Driftwood Char Bar with Mike Brody

Scotch & Sofa with David Anania

Dive Bar Mitzvah goes global? YES WE DO! Our first intercontinental episode is coming to you all the way from Berlin! We chat with drummer extraordinaire David Anania! We chat about his present gig in the Blue Man Group, the problems of getting arrested on the train, hanging with Phil Collins and about his actor father who appeared in the Godfather (!) This all went down at the lovely Scotch & Sofa in the Prenzlauer Berg area of Berlin. Ranked one of the 'world's best bars.' Yeah!

44 MIN2016 OCT 24
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Scotch & Sofa with David Anania

Elsie's with Dan Corrigan & Danny Sigelman

It's our gala 30th episode and to mark the occasion, we're goin' bowling! Listen along as i chat with Dan Corrigan and Danny Sigelman about their new book "Heyday" with chronicles Dan's illustrious career as a rock photographer. We discuss the book, the upcoming release party at the Entry, Danny's former career as an disc jockey in China and Dan's side gig giving tours at First Avenue. And we bowl surprisingly well.

52 MIN2016 OCT 17
Comments
Elsie's with Dan Corrigan & Danny Sigelman

Frenchman's Pub with Wayne Burfeind

It's fall and we're back from our hiatus with a humdinger of an episode! I chat with comedian, host and traveling husband Wayne Burfeind at the historic (?) Frenchman's Pub in Richfield, MN. We discuss what I've been up to, how to cook with weed and I apologize a lot. I also forget Vincent D'Onofrio's name. Listen now!

54 MIN2016 OCT 10
Comments
Frenchman's Pub with Wayne Burfeind

Latest Episodes

VFW Post 230 with Nate Abshire

We're in one of my favorite dives with one of my favorite guys: Nate Abshire! In preparation for his shows this week at Acme Comedy Company with Bryan Miller, he and I chat about eating alligator, "Strokin'" and how an appreciation of Randy Newman isn't a crime. Grab a cold one, share, comment and listen along!

45 MIN2016 DEC 19
Comments
VFW Post 230 with Nate Abshire

Cuzzy's with Bill & Ernie Batson

Baby it's cold outside and thankfully, it's nice and toasty inside Cuzzy's. In this episode I chat with Minneapolis' titans of garage rock, the Batson brothers! From their start as kids in the early 70s to today, they can be counted on to k.o. any other band on the bill. Listen as we chat about how to get an audiences attention with blood, how Sha Na Na was the best band at Woodstock and getting pelted with bottles by Husker Dü while opening for the Ramones. It's got all that and more! Listen now, comment, like, share and follow us on twitter @divebarmitzvah!

47 MIN2016 DEC 12
Comments
Cuzzy's with Bill & Ernie Batson

Schuller's Tavern with Kjell Bjorgen

Warning: this episode is 40% laughter. I let the guest pick the bar this week, and he did a great job. We're at Schuller's Tavern in Golden Valley, MN with comedian Kjell Bjorgen! We talk about being a carny, my brief career with Girls Gone Wild, his brief career in horror movies, and the wonder of Cyndi Lauper and other 'strong female vocalists.'

40 MIN2016 DEC 5
Comments
Schuller's Tavern with Kjell Bjorgen

Matt's Bar with Bob Alberti

You can hear the sizzle in this episode of Dive Bar Mitzvah-- we're at Matt's Bar, 'the home of the Juicy Lucy!' There's a nearly unspoken history of Minnesota's role in modern computing and in this episode I chat with one of the trailblazers: Bob Alberti! From helping to develop multiplayer online role-playing games to working on the revolutionizing the internet with Gopher, he was there in the trenches. Today he's still working with computers but he splits his time with the insult comedy troupe Vilification Tennis! He's a well rounded guy.

48 MIN2016 NOV 28
Comments
Matt's Bar with Bob Alberti

Adrian's Tavern with Bryan Miller

I took a week off and regrouped as only we could.. at Adrian's Tavern! I meet up with comedian, writer and friend Bryan Miller after drinking our way through a horrible election. We chat with him about plagues of frogs, trying to hit a heckler with a car and opening for Dave Chappelle! It's the salve that heals. Listen now and follow us on Twitter at @divebarmitzvah!

48 MIN2016 NOV 21
Comments
Adrian's Tavern with Bryan Miller

Schooners Tavern with Rich Gill

Fall brings many bounties but one of the best is the Sound Unseen film festival! This is our second year chatting about SU and organizer Rich Gill is here to tell us about all of the great films this years fest, working with Mitch Hedberg and the joys of Men At Work. Listen along to this and people playing pool in this soon to be award winning episode of Dive Bar Mitzvah! Also, follow us on Twitter at @divebarmitzvah!

46 MIN2016 NOV 7
Comments
Schooners Tavern with Rich Gill

Driftwood Char Bar with Mike Brody

It's our first Halloween episode and it's genuinely a spooky one. We couldn't have a better guest than Mike Brody! He is the official event comedian for the SyFy Channel’s TV show “Ghost Hunters” and to quote Winston Zeddemore, he's 'seen shit that'd turn you white.' We chat about spending the night in Alcatraz, favorite Twilight Zone episodes and I share a heartwarming story about being taken over by a spirit. It happened! All this and ghost tech glitches are in this one.

55 MIN2016 OCT 31
Comments
Driftwood Char Bar with Mike Brody

Scotch & Sofa with David Anania

Dive Bar Mitzvah goes global? YES WE DO! Our first intercontinental episode is coming to you all the way from Berlin! We chat with drummer extraordinaire David Anania! We chat about his present gig in the Blue Man Group, the problems of getting arrested on the train, hanging with Phil Collins and about his actor father who appeared in the Godfather (!) This all went down at the lovely Scotch & Sofa in the Prenzlauer Berg area of Berlin. Ranked one of the 'world's best bars.' Yeah!

44 MIN2016 OCT 24
Comments
Scotch & Sofa with David Anania

Elsie's with Dan Corrigan & Danny Sigelman

It's our gala 30th episode and to mark the occasion, we're goin' bowling! Listen along as i chat with Dan Corrigan and Danny Sigelman about their new book "Heyday" with chronicles Dan's illustrious career as a rock photographer. We discuss the book, the upcoming release party at the Entry, Danny's former career as an disc jockey in China and Dan's side gig giving tours at First Avenue. And we bowl surprisingly well.

52 MIN2016 OCT 17
Comments
Elsie's with Dan Corrigan & Danny Sigelman

Frenchman's Pub with Wayne Burfeind

It's fall and we're back from our hiatus with a humdinger of an episode! I chat with comedian, host and traveling husband Wayne Burfeind at the historic (?) Frenchman's Pub in Richfield, MN. We discuss what I've been up to, how to cook with weed and I apologize a lot. I also forget Vincent D'Onofrio's name. Listen now!

54 MIN2016 OCT 10
Comments
Frenchman's Pub with Wayne Burfeind
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