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27 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
BRP #129: Week of 3/16/20 - Let the Quarantine Begin (aka No Trivia Games Until Further Notice)
It's strange times that we're living in today, and no one can really wrap their heads around how everything will pan out for the next few weeks (or even months). As of today (3/16/20), all trivia games have been postponed until further notice. It's crazy to think that this could even be a possibility, but it's unfortunately the reality that we're all dealing with. We at BRE wish the best to all of our hosts (most of whom rely on working for us as a major part of their income) and to our locations who are even more affected by not being able to be open. Please know though that once the ban on social gathering has been lifted that we'll be back to training brains as soon as possible!!! But listen in to this week's show as Goldberg & Wadsy try and wrap their heads around the situation. Also, make sure you listen next week as we hope to have a great way for you to stay in the game by joining in on the podcast!!! And to end things off, some positive music to lift your spirits: The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music with their tune "Better"! Be well out there and looking forward to being back at it with you all ASAP.....
74 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
BRP #128: Week of 3/9/20 - 3rd Annual Hartbeat Music Festival Announcement & Band Feature Show!!!
IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER LOCAL MUSIC SHOWCASE EPISODE!!! In honor of the upcoming 3rd Annual Hartbeat Music Festival happinging on September 12th we have a podcast for you featuring 9 (yes, NINE) amazing artists from the Hartford area who will be participating in this years festivities down at Riverfront Plaza in downtown Hartford!!! Listen in as Goldberg, Wadsy and special guest Earl Henrichon of The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music (#POSSM) chat about last year's festival, fill you in on what to expect this year and play some amazing local tracks from the bands. We don't know how to time-stamp the shows, but here are the bands and songs in order of them being played: Among the Acres with "Falling", Joon with "Don't Hesitate", Self Suffice with "Aware: Chapter 12", Nikita with "Don't Make Her Wait", The Alpaca Gnomes with "Honey", Greenhouse with "Mallory", Jeff Przech with "Maribelle", Charmagne Tripp with "Lately" & The Penniless Wild with "Closer". Make sure you listen in at the beginning of the show for the #QuestionOfTheWeek which could win you a pair of tickets to the March 20th #ScienceStraightUp event at the CT Science Center and for the #5PointPhrase at the end of the podcast!!! And sorry in advance for this being so long, we just couldn't cut out any of this great music!!!! And if you want to get involved in the 2020 Hartbeat Music Festival, or want to hear your music on future BaR Rated Radio podcasts, email an MP3 and info over to Goldberg at BarRatedTrivia@gmail.com Enjoy the show and we'll see you out there this week at our games........
53 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
BRP #127: Week of 3/2/20 - Celebrating BaR Rated Trivia'a 10th Anniversary!!!
Has is really been 10 years since we started training brains?!?!?! It sure has, and we're celebrating this momentous accomplishment all month long!!! Listen in as Goldberg, Wadsy & BRT host "Super K" recap all all the phun we've had the past 10 years and where our game even came from! We also have a brand new #BeerStyleSimple segment from Em Sauter of PintsAndPanels.com, the #QuestionOfTheWeek (send your answer as a direct message to the BaR Rated Radio Facebook page), the #5PointPhrase of the week & a brand new cover song in our N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) local music segment: Joon with the song "Leather and Lace" (by Stevie Nicks & Don Henley). Enjoy and here's to another great 10 years of trivia!!!!!!!!!!!!
36 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
BRP #126: Week of 2/24/20 - Pardi Gras, Baby!!!
Get out your beads and get ready to PARTY!!! This Tuesday is #MardiGras and we're celebrating here at BaR Rated Trivia by giving you some #FatTuesday facts and catching you up on all the things happening here at BRE! Listen in as Goldberg & Wadsy chat about this week's holiday, update you on "What the Hell is Going On" in the world of BaR Rated Entertainment & so much more!!! Plus, the pair pick the grand prize winners from out Parks & Recreation themed games that went down on 2/23, plus have another #QuestionOfTheWeek for you which can win you a pair of passes to the March 20th #ScienceStraightUp event happening at the CT Science Center. Also, Em Sauter is back with another edition of #BeerStyleSimple, and this week she's teaching us all about American Lagers. As always, there's the #5PointPhrase and we end the show with a great song from out favorite CT band in our N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) segment: The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music with their song "Better". So enjoy the show, have phun this week at our games and Happy Mardi Gras to you all......
41 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
BRP #125: Week of 2/17/20 - Nothing Wrong with Random Acts of Kindness
It's "National Random Acts of Kindness Week"!!! So to celebrate, BaR Rated Trivia is treating everyone to Parks & Recreation themed trivia games at 7 great locations this Sunday afternoon at 4 pm!!!!! On this week's show, Goldberg & Wadsy are back to give you some ideas of ways to show some love to your fellow humans AND to fill you in on all the cool stuff happening in the world of Bar Rated Entertainment (like the 4 new locations we have starting up this week). There's also the return of the "Question of the Week" where one lucky person will win a $25 gift card to one of our long-time running Thursday night locations: the Tap & Vine in Wallingford!!! We also have another brand new segment for you called "Location Look-In" where we get to know our bars a little better, and this week we have trivia host Dave chatting with Alan & Jay from Problem Solved Brewery in East Windsor, CT. And as always, your #5PointPhrase is at the end of the show followed by this week's N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) featured local artists: Atlas Gray with their original song "I'll Understand". So thanks for listening and we can't wait to see you at our games so we can train your brains.....
49 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
BRR #124: Week of 2/10/20 - For the LOVE of Pizza!!!!!!
"Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza!" - Unknown This past Sunday (2/9) was #NationalPizzaDay, so we decided to dedicate this week's show to everyone's favorite delivery meal and out locations that make the best pies around!!! Listen in as Goldberg & Wadsy talk about all things PIZZA, as well as fill you in on all the cool stuff and new locations that BaR Rated Entertainment has in-store for you. We have a fun event this Friday (Valentine's Day) at the CT Science Center and our "Parks & Rec" Themed Games coming up too, so listen in to the #WhatTheHellIsGoingOn report to find out what's happening & about our new locations (Olives & Oil in Seymour, Great Falls Brewing in Canaan, Rebel Dog Tavern in Plainville, Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, Dave & Busters in Manchester and MORE)!!! Also, we debut a new segment this week called "Team Testimonials" where we interview a team from one of our 60 plus weekly locations, and to kick it off Dave chatted with the team called "The Assholes" who train their brains weekly at Problem Solved Brewery in East Windsor. Plus, as always we have your #5PointPhrase for you along with this week's N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) for you: The Penniless Wild from Hartford, CT with their track "Closer". Enjoy, happy Valentine's day and eat all the pizza..........
37 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
BRP #123: Week of 2/3/20 - Super Bowl LIV Game & Commercial Recap!!!
Are you as hungover from Super Bowl weekend as we are????? Ugggggg, well at least it was a good game!!! Listen in as Goldberg & Wadsy get you caught up with all things "Bar Rated" on this weeks podcast! The 2 recap the #BigGame and the commercials that aired during it, talk about "What the Hell is Going On?" & have a brand new #5PointPhrase for you to use for bonus points at this week's BRT games!!! Plus, a brand new "Beer Style Simple" segment with Em Sauter and the return of Brett Berry's "BRE Sports Report"! And to cap it all off, a musical track from local artist Jeff Przech with his song "Maribelle". Enjoy......
39 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
BRR #122: Week of 1/27/20 - R.I.P. Kobe & Dave from Pigs Eye Pub
Words can not describe the sadness here today at BRE Headquarters. The news of the passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna (as well as the other 7 people aboard the helicopter) is devastating and hard for anyone to comprehend. As a former helicopter pilot, Wadsy sheds some light on what may have happened with the craft, buy obviously we'll be finding out more info as it comes into the news. However, we also received the news today that long time Pigs Eye Pub head of security David Graves passed away this weekend as well. Dave was the friendly face at the door for 15 years at Pigs Eye, and was there every single weekend joking it up with Goldberg by the DJ booth helping the nights go faster. Our condolences to all the affected families, but definitely not a fun way to start out the week. We do have for you in this episode another "Beer Style Simple" segment from Em Sauter (of www.PintsAndPanels.com) as well as your #5PointPhrase and a musical track from an amazing Hartford area musician: Grammy award-winning Charmagne Trip with her song "Lately". In the words of Jay Williams of ESPN: "I hope that everybody at home, you give that person next to you -- whatever thing you have wrong in your life with them, it might be small or big -- let that shit go. It doesn't matter. None of that stuff matters, man. This is about life and being precious with every damn second we have here." Peace & Love #RIPDave
36 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
BRP #121: Week of 1/20/20 - Introducing: "Beer Style Simple" with Em Sauter!!!
Do you like beer??? We sure do!!! And starting this week, BaR Rated Radio welcome a new weekly segment from cicerone Em Sauter (from www.PintsAndPanels.com) called "BEER STYLE SIMPLE"! Each week, tune in to learn a little something extra about beers that you may never have heard of. Also on this show, Goldberg returns from a week away sailing in Grenada to catch up with Wadsy and y'all about #WhatTheHellIsGoingOn in the world of BaR Rated Trivia. There's also the #QuestionOfTheWeek where you can win a pair of gift cards to the World of Beer in West Hartford, talk about the apparent reuniting of Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston, the #5PointPhrase of the week & this week's N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) musical featured song: "Ego Trippin' (ft. Oktober Brown & Dan Di Lion)" by local artist Tang Sauce. Enjoy.......
41 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
BRP #120: Week of 1/13/20 - Zach Yost: The host with the most!!!
You play our games all the time, and now it's time to find out more about the people who are training your brains!!! Listen in as Goldberg and Wadsy introduce a brand new segment to the BaR Rated Podcast: THE HOST HIGHLIGHT!!! And for this first crack at it, New Haven area quizmaster Zach Yost (Tuesdays @ Bear's BBQ & Thursdays @ Elm City Social) joins us in-studio to talk about what it's like to work for BRE & how he came to be with us in the first place. Later in the show, Sarah runs down the list of the top 10 TV shows around the world from the year of 2019 (and what to look forward to in 2020)! And to finish it all off, we have a track from Zach's New Haven based punk rock band 'Zombii' with their song "PBR" from their 2018 EP 'Come Out Swinging'!!! Oh, and don't forget to listen in for the #5PointPhrase of the week........ENJOY!!!
37 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
BRP #119: Week of 1/6/20 - Star Wars Themed Trivia Game Announcement!
Not to long from now at a cantina near you.........IT'S STAR WARS THEMED TRIVIA! That's right, on January 25th & 26th BaR Rated Entertainment will be hosting themed games about everyone's space time odyssey!!! On this week's show, Goldberg & Wadsy fill you in all all the info you need to know about this month's specialty quiz games. Are you an expert on all things happening in a galaxy far, far away??? Then we hope to see you out at one of the 11 great locations where we'll be!!! Also on this episode, you have another chance to win a pair of World of Beer West Hartford gift cards as well as get updated on our new locations starting in 2020. Plus, listen in for the #5PointPhrase of the week to have BONUS POINTS added onto your scores at this week's games! And to cap it all off, we end the show with another great song from one of our favorite local bands: Joon with their song "Sunshine Trippin'"!!! Enjoy the show, and may the force be with you..........
57 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
BRP #118: Week of 12/30/19 - 2010s Decade in Review Show!!!
How was your past 10 years??? Good time, bad times & weird shit like the rest of us??? Well listen in as Goldberg & Wadsy recap the top events & trends that graced us in the decade that was the #2010s!!! There's also this week's #QuestionOfTheWeek for a great prize from our friends at World of Beer in West Hartford, plus your #5PointPhrase & the crews #NewYearsResolutions for 2020! Plus, chill til the end to hear the #1 requested N.E.RE.D. (New England Rock Discovery) song of the decade: "Tidal Wave (feat. Tangsauce)" by The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music from HArtford, CT!!!! Enjoy & #HappyNewYear........
32 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
BRP #117: Week of 12/23/19 - Harry Potter Themed Game Recap & Holiday Show
Happy holidays from your friends here at BaR Rated Entertainment!!!!! On this week's show, Goldberg & Wadsy recap our CRAZY Harry Potter themed games that happened this past Sunday and pick a winner to win this month's grand prize: a 8-disk DVD set of the entire Harry Potter movie series!!! There are also no games this Tuesday or Wednesday due to the Christmas holiday, but listen in to hear a cool announcement about our New Year's Eve/Day games that will be happening next week! The pair also share their plans for the holidaze, as well as fill you in on the cool new locations that will be bringing in BRT games this season! Plus, listen in for the #5PointPhrase of the week, the #QuestionOfTheWeek and our N.E.R.D (New England Rock Discovery) band: Marc Amendola (of Fear the State) with his holiday track "I Almost Met Santa Clause"!!! Enjoy.....
42 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
BRP #116: Week of 12/16/19 - Massage Therapy Demo by Brei from Del Sol Spa
"I'd rather get a massage and get the problem rubbed out than taking a pill and just feel drugged out." - Unknown Ahhhhhhhh, what a relaxing start of the week for us here at Bar Rated Entertainment!!! Brei Mascola LMT from Del Sol Spa in Newington joins Goldberg, Wadsy & Colt in-studio to chat about the world of physical therapy and show off some techniques! Can Goldberg take the pain of a deep tissue massage, of will he cry like a baby while the rest laugh at him?!? You also have an opportunity to win a $50 gift card to the #DelSolSpa by answering this week's #QuestionOfTheWeek, so listen in for Wadsy's question. Plus, get all the info you need on our "Harry Potter and his Wizarding World" themed trivia games happening this Sunday (12/22) at 8 great locations!!! There's also this week's #5PointPhrase and the N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) local music feature: 'Nikita' with their song "Don't Make Her Wait". Namaste and enjoy.....
40 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
BRP #115: Week of 12/9/19 - 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Trailer Breakdown & Easter Eggs!!!
If you're not excited for the new "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" trailer that dropped today, then you need to get on the bandwagon and go re-watch the original 2 films right now!!! Goldberg & Wadsy are in-studio to break down the entire 2:34 minute trailer of the upcoming film that will be a continuation of the original story, this time written and directed by Jason Reitman (son of Ivan Reitman, the director of the first 2 movies)!!!! Goldberg combed through all the things that you may have missed and has his own theories to share as well!!!! There's also the "Question of the Week" where you can win a gift card from the World of Beer in West Hartford, the #WhatTheHellIsGoingOn report, this week's #5PointPhrase and some loud local music from one of our trivia host's (Opus from Country Tavern in Guilford) band "Dead by Wednesday" with their track "You & Die" as our N.E.R.D. featured song of the week!!!! Enjoy.......
39 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
BRP #114: Week of 12/2/19 - Winter Has Come.......
Well, it's officially winter here in New England!!! But a little snow isn't keeping Goldberg & Wadsy from bringing you a fresh new podcast for this week of trivia games!!! Listen in as the 2 recap their Thanksgiving weekend, chat about the troubles for the New England Patriot's and even make up a brand new word! They also have another FREE 1-hour massage voucher for you to win if you answer this week's #QuestionOfTheWeek (sponsored by Brie Mascola LMT), plus your #5PointPhrase as well!! And at the end of the show, listen in for a great musical track from this week's featured local artist: Hannah's Field with their song "Warrior's of Love"!!! Stay warm out there and be safe getting out to #TrainYourBrains this week........
43 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
BRP #113: Week of 11/25/19 - What are you thankful for???
Seriously, what are you thankful for??? Goldberg and Wadsy are here for you to let you know what THEY are thankful for this holiday season, plus to update you on the canceled games this week & all the cool things going on here at Bar Rated Entertainment!!! Plus, the duo recap this past weekend's "The Office" themed games and chat about the history of "Black Friday". There's also the #QuestionOfTheWeek, with this week's prize being another FREE 1-hour long massage from our friend Brei Mascola LMT! Furthermore, listen in for your #5PointPhrase of the week and our N.E.R.D. featured local artist of the week: The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music (The POSSM) with their song "Tidal Wave (feat. Tangsauce)! Enjoy and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!
37 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
BRP #112: Week of 11/18/19 - Who doesn't love a good rubdown???
DO YOU WANT TO WIN A FREE HOUR-LONG MASSAGE??? Well if you could use a good rubdown, then listen in to this week's show!!! Goldberg and Wadsy are in-studio to fill you in on all the good things happening here at BaR Rated Entertainment headquarters, and also have a great prize to give away for answering our #QuestionOfTheWeek: an hour long massage from our friend Brei Mascola LMT of Plantsville, CT (an $80 value)! The duo also get you geared up for this weekend's "The Office" themed games happening at 11 locations all over CT & MA, talk about the upcoming Motley Crue/Poison/Def Leppard tour and Brett Berry has a brand new #BRESportsReport as well!!!!! Plus, your N.E.R.D. feature musical artist of the week: One Time Weekend with their song "Dr. Funk". Enjoy......
50 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
BRR #111: Week of 11/11/19 - Chatting about our new band performance space with Jay from Guitar Center in Manchester!!!
Come one, come all and listen in as we have a special guest in-studio!!! Jason Gordon from Guitar Center in Manchester joins Goldberg & Wadsy live to chat about the current nature of the music industry and to talk about what we need here at our studio to start using our space as a band practice area/recording studio!!! And he was nice enough to bring a $50 Guitar Center gift card too, so make sure you listen in for this week's "Question of the Week" to get your hands on some free gear!!!!! Also, there's the "What The Hell Is Goin On?" report, your #5PointPhrase of the week (sponsored by Keating Agency Insurance) and this week's N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) feature band: New Haven's own Dead by Wednesday with their cover of the Megadeth classic "Symphony of Destruction"!!!! Rock on and enjoy......
41 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
BRP #110: Week of 11/4/19 - "The Office" Themed Game Announcement!!!
“Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way......" - Michael Scott (The Office) And that really sums up this week's episode, lol!!! Listen in as Goldberg & Wadsy fill you in on all things #BarRated and get you ready for this week's offering of 53 FREE TRIVIA GAMES all across CT & MA!!! And to really get you excited, the pair have all the info that you need to get ready for our "The Office" themed trivia games happening the weekend of November 23rd, 2019! There's new locations for you to #TrainYourBrain at (such as White Dog Cafe in Portland, CT & Rocks 21 in Mystic, CT) and upcoming ones as well (like Elm City Social in New Haven, CT) so keep your ears peeled for that info as well! Oh, and Tom Brady is moving his family to Connecticut??? Plus, like every week, we have for you the "Question of the Week" (win a World of Beer West Hartford prize pack), the Keating Agency Insurance #5PointPhrase and your N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) song of the week: "Kitten in a Tiger Suit" by Hartford's own Mission Zero!!! So thanks for checking out our BaR Rated Trivia podcast, and have phun this week at our games.....
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