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Blame Your Brother is a podcast featuring David Brewington and John Tortorello, who are long-time friends. The guys cover current events, pop culture, and their lives while trying to make it entertaining. Life advice and best of lists are frequently featured as well. Recorded weekly from Nashville.
 
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Doug Collins is kind. He is funny. He is present. He is one helluva songwriter. He's from Iowa, but has lived here for 30 plus years. He's a passionate fan of music. He was our guest today. His last two CD's were voted "Best of the Year '' by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and his most recent, Good Sad News, was voted #3 best American release in Spai…
 
The show is back for the first time in 2022! The two hosts talk about how the snow delayed the show last week. John had to stay at his job for a few days during the snowfall! COVID-19 is back in the news! The guys read a few stories about anti-vax deaths and John shares a story about someone staying at the hotel, which is a bit crazy. 2022 is here …
 
'One of our all time favorites returns this episode. Jared Brewington. Entrepreneur, Activist and just about the best Human Being you've ever met. He's got big plans for 2022, and an amazing new mustache to match! Youthliinkmn.org to donate and help end youth homelessness in the Twin Cities. Jared is on the board. Support this podcast at — https://…
 
Minnesota music legend Cindy Lawson (The Clams, Whoops Kitty) stops by to talk about the halcyon days of the Minneapolis music scene and her brand new EP 'New Tricks'. She's back, baby! Enjoy. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redc…
 
Local singer-songwriter and award-winning author Katy Tessman stops by to talk about her recent burst of creativity, her journey with breast cancer and her big new gig tomorrow night. She even plays one of her brand new songs live in the Smart Start MN studio. Enjoy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertis…
 
In this episode we look back at 2021 and say goodbye, while looking forward to 2022. Some of the big stories of 2021 United States Capitol Attack Joe Biden became President Kyle Rittenhouse Bernie became a meme Kim and Kanye broke up Britney was freed! Gamestop Stocks Rise of NFTs Tokyo Olympics Space X Dave Chappelle's Stand Up Special We also loo…
 
He's back! Internationally acclaimed drummer David Anania (Greazy Meal, Blue Man Group) is back to Minneapolis after spending the better part of two decades in Berlin. His is a fascinating journey. Listen and enjoy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy …
 
The show starts off with a recap of David's journey to the Dancing Lights in Lebanon. It goes into rants about pony abuse and a horrible trip to a Shoney's Restaurant! John's birthday is tomorrow, so make sure to wish him a happy birthday. The guys talk about the Omicron Variant of COVID, which is spreading across America and the Globe! The two als…
 
Local actor Josh Carson swings by to FINALLY settle the debate of whether or not Die Hard is actually a Christmas movie. Trust me, he would know. Cheers! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy…
 
We start off the show with a recap of last week's Buddy Film Mt. Rushmore and reveal a listener list by Kris Gregory. John then talks about going shopping with his children and this leads into what Christmas means in the modern world. Time has released it's Person of the Year for 2021 and it's Elon Musk. We give our thoughts, on the eccentric billi…
 
This time, it's Chris and Johnny aka Storyhill. They have a beautiful Christmas released entitled Bethlehem and are in town for a special holiday concert to promote it. They are both lovely, thoughtful gentlemen and I enjoyed this conversation very much. I hope you do, too. Cheers! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/don…
 
The episode starts off with a listener list for last week's Mt. Rushmore. After that, John talks about his trip to the Dancing Lights in Nashville and getting his children vaccinated. The two then discuss the death of Bob Dole, the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue, Jussie Smollett's and Josh Duggar's conviction. The hosts then talk abou…
 
The incomparable Lissie makes her first ever visit to the Smart Start MN studio for a wide-ranging chat about life on the farm, the tenuous nature of mental health and being the next Orville Redenbacher. I also go totally fanboy. I loved this one! Enjoy!! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquirie…
 
Local singer-songwriter Ben Cook-Feltz helps us get even deeper into the holiday spirit. He's got a great Xmas EP and a big release show this coming weekend to celebrate! Happy Holidays, everybody!! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https:…
 
Yay! Sarah Morris returns to the podcast to bring her bright disposition and a whole slew of holiday songs. She even plays a couple live in the Smart Start MN Studio! Let's get into the spirit of the season, shall we? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privac…
 
The boys are back after taking off last week for Thanksgiving. The two talked about their Thanksgiving plans and how they spent the Turkey Day with family and friends. David watched Get Back, the new Beatles Documentary directed by Peter Jackson. He gives his thoughts on the film and the Beatles history in general. There was another school shooting…
 
One of our favorite MN musicians joins us this time, Lydia Liza. Whe have a frank talk about mental health issues, her quitting day jobs for good, and we hear some great songs of hers. She's always inspiring and just a great conversation. Enjoy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https:/…
 
This episode marks the return of one of my vey favorite MN musicians, the inimitable Mark Mallman. We talk about the return of his annual Peace On Earth holiday show, slowly emerging from a long COVID nightmare and what it's like to have over 1 MILLION LIKES on TikTok!! Cheers, all. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/do…
 
This time, it's just me and Sean and a whole bunch of little known British 80s Alt gems. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Happy Thanksgiving, all! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy…
 
Thanksgiving is a week away and the guys announce there will be no show next week. The two talk about the Holiday and where it ranks on the list of major ones. John's son got his first COVID-19 Vaccination shot and John got his booster. The two discuss some of the big news stories this week which involve Taylor Swift vs Jake Gyllenhaal, The Free Br…
 
This one was great! Mike, the drummer from legendary Chicago power pop band Material Issue, and Balin, the director of the new MI documentary Out Of Time, came by to chat. Both will be at the Parkway Theater tonight for the screening of this amazing doc as part of Sound Unseen. Damn. This one was really great. Cheers! Support this podcast at — http…
 
This time we continue to explore the amazing lineup from this year's Sound Unseen Music Film Festival. Here, we talk with a couple of this years featured directors about the intersection of Music and Film. Enjoy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & O…
 
T.J. Parsell joins us to discuss his film "Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music" which is featured at the Sound Unseen Movie Festival in the Twin Cities this week. (SoundUnseen.com) T.J. is fascinating. He has spent most of his adult life advocating for prison reform and social justice. We discuss the gay women in country music and how they've su…
 
Episode 256 features the following topics: How early should you put up your Christmas Tree? Why are we still doing Daylight Savings Time? Paul Rudd was named People's Sexiest Man and we have thoughts Aaron Rodgers is a liar and we don't like it Travis Scott's Concert ends in Tragedy Big Bird is called a Communist by Conservatives after tweeting he …
 
This time, we welcome back Annie Enneking (Annie and The Bang Bang). She has a such a clear vision, and one of the most articulate guests we've ever had. She's powerful and real. Plus, she's got a killer new record called Walkie Talkie. Enjoy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://r…
 
I can't quite believe we actually hit EPISODE 200!!! We have had some genuinely amazing guests over these many missives, but none than I would rather spend an hour with than the incomparable Colleen Kruse. Once again, we cover a crazy amount of emotional and intellectual ground. She also makes me end the show with my most hated song of all time. Oo…
 
The show starts off with a recap of last week's "One Gotta Go" Question and it's full of spicy takes! Listen and enjoy. The guys give a recap of their Halloween Experience and then jump into the news about Biden's plan for a Federal Vaccine Mandate. It has conservatives going crazy and the guys try to look at it objectively. David was upset by Trav…
 
Jessica Paxton is a decades-long veteran of public television and independent radio. These days, she is the Talent Buyer and Marketing Director of one of the coolest independent venues in town, The Parkway Theater. She has loads of great stories INCLUDING the one were she spent most of this past weekend with John Waters. Blammo! Support this podcas…
 
The truly incredible Tina Schlieske (Tina and The B-Sides, Genital Panic) joins us for the latest episode. Lively, very talented and a laugh that lights up the whole room. We talk about the early days, gracefully entering middle age as a musician and she plays a brand new song live in studio. Awesome :) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.c…
 
The episode starts off with talk about David's grandmother memorial which occurred this past weekend. John was there and the two hosts talk about meeting a character named Mad Mel. Mad Mel was someone who knew David's grandmother and she was quite a character. They talk about that entire experience, which was a trip. The guys talk about the Alec Ba…
 
Jim Brunzell III is not only the son of "Jumping Jim Brunzell of World Wrestling fame, but is the Festival Director and Co-Programmer for Sound Unseen. He's a Saint Paul native. Movie Maker Magazine called Sound Unseen "One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World". We had a great conversation with Jim and he picked fantastic songs that tie-in…
 
David starts off talking about his trip to the New England Area. He speaks about the experience and some strange things that happened along the way. The two hosts discuss Colin Powell's Death, Trump's statement about his death, and Trump's New Social Media Platform. Dave Chappelle's new Netflix series has caused a lot of conversation, specifically …
 
This time, a visit with another MN music legend Tommy Barbarella (New Power Generation, Greazy Meal, etc). We go deep on his past, playing with Prince, and what his musical journey has been like since. This one is fascinating. Enjoy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.c…
 
Dang! This time we check in with John 'Strawberry' Fields, one of the most prolific music producers to ever call Minnesota Home. He's worked with EVERYONE! From Semisonic to Miley Cyrus, Soul Asylum to The Jonas Brothers. So many fantastic stories! Enjoy :) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquir…
 
The show starts off with David talking about his appearance on The SoBros Network Podcast. It will be released on Friday and he thinks you should listen to it! John talks about the death of his pet cat, who unfortunately passed away. The two talk about how terrible it is when you lose a pet. The guys discuss Trump dropping off The Forbe's List, Sha…
 
This go 'round, we're joined by Karen Paurus, MN singer/songwriter extraordinaire. She has been at this a long time, bringing both a wealth of experience and some genuinely great stories. Listen and enjoy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out:…
 
Episode 251 starts off with talking about the death of his Grandmother, which happened last week. He talks about how her death has impacted him the tragedies of cancer. This leads into a talk about death in general and what is waiting for us after we pass from this world. David wanted to see Shang-Chi but couldn't! However both did see the latest e…
 
I am beyond excited to welcome Aaron Reynolds to the latest episode of the podcast. Aaron is a Canadian. He's also the main brain behind Effin' Birds, one of my favorite artistic endeavors of anything ever. Seriously. This one is years in the making. Enjoy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquir…
 
David and John attended a kid's birthday party (it was David's daughter's 3rd Birthday) and gave a recap of the event. David also had fun playing basketball, but almost tore his ACL in the process. David has thoughts and questions about the 5th Dimension, Time Travel, Ancient Civilization, and life in general. The two hosts try to figure it all out…
 
Retired NHL player and Minnesota Legend Mark Parrish joins us for a very lively conversation about his life as a professional hockey player, his journey through recovery and how here in Minnesota, Hockey really IS life. Cheers! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/brian-oake-show/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/bra…
 
This time, we are joined by Cory Cove, host of the top-rated Power Trip Morning Show on KFAN. As a lifelong radio guy myself, I have nothing but respect for this guy. We cover the arc of his interesting career, talk about a bunch of music, and get to pull back the curtain and learn some of the secrets of a proper morning zoo crew. Enjoy! Support th…
 
Martin Devaney, the 'unofficial Mayor Of St Paul', has been making music for a very long time. First with local hip hop collective Heiruspecs, then as a solo singer-songwriter. These days he's the main creative force behind the brand new project, Folios. Here, we talk about his creative process, his journey with sobriety and dive deep on the new Fo…
 
Peter Borne is not only an old radio pal of Brian and Sean's, but he also started Live Band Karaoke at Gluek's back in the day. He was in several bands. He worked for years at KQRS in production. His latest venture (adventure?!) is Unlocked Mission. It's a 70 foot long, three story (36 feet high) traveling recording studio and performance venue. it…
 
On Episode 249, we say farewell to comedic genius Norm MacDonald, who passed away this week from cancer. We look back at his career and share some of our favorite memories! Nicki Minaj told the world that she isn't vaccinated and then shares information about a cousin who is now impotent because of the COVID Vaccine. A wild and untruthful claim and…
 
Barb Brynstad is a wonderful person to have a conversation with. A talented musician with decades-long roots in the Twin Cities, she's played with Chastity Brown, Tina Schlieske, Willy Wisely, the late, great Willie Murphy and many others. She's a genuine student of music. She's also a big fan of funky ass basslines, as evidenced by her righteous m…
 
Episode 248 features the Mt. Rushmore of Leonardo DiCaprio movies! The show starts off with talk about news stories that involve Biden forcing Federal Employees to get vaccinated, the death of Michael K. Williams, the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, and a recap of Disney's What If? Series. The guys then get into the Mt. Rushmore of Leo movies. There are …
 
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