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The Unloading – September 29, 2014


In the immortal words of Jim Anchower, it’s been a long time since we rapped at ya. But  The Unloading is back and we’re committed to at least trying to do the show more regularly. Halloween is coming up, which of course means intense planning from Stephanie, secretive planning from Pete and Jim trying to keep it a secret but eventually telling everyone anyway. Plus is Pete obsessed with Daveon? All that and more on this week/month/season’s The Unloading.






The Unloading – July 23, 2014


It’s episode 81 of The Unloading, and we apologize for really lagging lately. Stephanie really wants to go see Jay-Z, does anyone have a free, available ticket? Plus if you ask to see Pete’s underwear does he go from the bottom up or the top down? And getting to the bottom of Stephanie’s dating life. All that and more this week’s episode of The Unloading.

Presented without comment

Presented without comment


The Unloading – June 17, 2014


It’s episode 80 of The Unloading and our domain name seem to have lapsed. Don’t worry we’ll get it figured out and you can still listen to the show. It’s also been nearly two years to the day since we started The Unloading. Pete and Mollie are still holding on to Stephanie’s cake from the last episode of The Unloading. Plus what’s the deal with the World Cup? Travel tips for Stephanie’s trip to New York and a special appearance by Death of Samantha, Pete’s favorite band of all time (hyperbole?). All that and more on episode 80 of The Unloading.




The Unloading – May 27, 2014


It’s been a while but The Unloading is finally back for episode 79. Special guest Daveon has all the latest info about the closing of SPIN. Stephanie is in the middle of an epic week of birthday celebrations. Plus why is Pete wearing a 20-year-old polo shirt? All that and more on the latest Unloading.


The Unloading – April 29, 2014


Welcome to episode 78 of The Unloading, sub episode 1 of The brand new podcast where we only talk about the TV show Parenthood. Lots of TV talk tonight as Mollie joins us for the podcast. Also we have some fun checking in on occasional guest Tina, who is watching the first season of Game of Thrones. And obviously Jim is going to bring up Star Wars. Plus Stephanie learns to relax and not want to beat people down in public that annoy her. All that and more on The Unloading.


The Unloading – April 15, 2014


Mary’s back! MARY IS BACK! Seriously, she’s actually here for episode 77. Pete rains down threes on his “Little” even with his gimpy hand and he’s surprised that the kid really isn’t into playing basketball with him. Stephanie demonstrates the proper way to go handsfree while driving, if you don’t have Bluetooth. All that plus some Game of Thrones thoughts from Jim on this week’s Unloading.


The Unloading – March 3, 2014


It’s The Unloading’s 2nd Annual Oscar Spectacular. Joining us for episode 74 is the better half of Luf & Luf, Mollie. Plus Jim has a new and exciting job. And more Tales from The Locker with Pete. Also Stephanie almost gets mugged. All that and more on this week’s Unloading.

Pete's gammy hand

Pete’s gammy hand

Pub Cheese Recipe


Courtesy of my wife’s friend Joy here is the recipe English Pub Cheese. The Boddington’s, Kerrygold and Colman’s are very specific ingredients but I feel they are all key to the final product.

1 package (7 ounces) Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese

1 package cream cheese

1/4 cup Boddington’s beer

3 teaspoons Colman’s Mustard

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon Cayenne

Shred cheese finely or chop it up finely in food processor. Then add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and mix it until it is well combined. It should have a consistency similar to cookie dough. Awesome with pretzels, crackers and everything. Depending on your preferences you might like more or less mustard, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce.



The Unloading – July 31, 2012


Here’s your weekly chance to unload on life with The Unloading. This week the crew attempts to guess date-of-birth and other relevant back-of-baseball-card stats for Jim’s future son. Mary orders a giant tub of melons from a local street vendor, Pete discusses his future marriage plans and also tells a tale of woe about his job hunt. Stephanie once again attempts to sell Pete on McDonald’s coffee. All that plus Olympics and Dark Knight Rises spoilers on episode 6 of The Unloading.

Mary, why didn’t you get the big order of melons?