About the show

SlapperCast is a podcast produced weekly by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. We share our experiences of what it's like doing this for a living, talk about music we love (and hate), and frequently welcome guests on the show. Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope.

Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist), Chad Richard Smalley (bassist), and Eric C. Hughes (drummer).

Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.

"The official podcast of all things Blaggards. Found on all major pod platforms and delivered weekly, it’s a behind-the-music view of the band, with tidbits for new fans (it’s just Blaggards, not The Blaggards, newbs) and cool stuff for longtime followers. Its engaging hosts are smart and funny." — Jesse Sendejas, Houston Press

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Episodes

  • Episode 40: No Sticks, No Drum Kit, No Clue

    November 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Eleven years ago, Blaggards embarked on a nine-date tour with no drummer... and yet somehow wound up with three drummers.

  • Episode 39: Green Eggs & Spam

    November 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Patrick, Chad and Mike recount last week's IRELAND tour through Dublin, Bundoran, Sligo, and many the place between.

  • Episode 38: Next Stop: IRELAND

    October 22nd, 2019  |  51 mins 37 secs

    Patrick and Chad recount a great weekend of pirate-themed shows, and look ahead to next week's Ireland tour. Also: Chad revives his nearly 50 year-old Sherwood stereo receiver.

  • Episode 37: Napping at Ninety Miles Per Hour

    October 15th, 2019  |  32 mins 24 secs

    The whole band and 'Merch Maiden' Laurie recount a fantastic weekend on the road through Cape Girardeau and Weston, MO. Recorded at the Java Break in Lawrence, KS.

  • Episode 36: The Manscaping Manual (Vol. 1)

    October 8th, 2019  |  57 mins 9 secs

    How baseball games can peacefully co-exist with live music at pubs, how we're endeavoring to free ourselves from our smart phones. Also: kudos to poet/novelist Paul Auster and Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.

  • Episode 35: Speedo Sherwood

    October 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Patrick talks about his favorite home recording device and Chad complains about how the digital age has rotted his brain.

  • Episode 34: Mister Moist or Doctor Hurricane

    September 24th, 2019  |  48 mins 4 secs

    Patrick and Chad talk about the many catastrophic flooding events that have hit Houston, including the very recent Tropical Storm Imelda.

  • Episode 33: All Over the Map with Allen Hill

    September 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Houston music legend Allen Hill joins us for a wonderfully wide-ranging discussion of live music, Houston, playing bass for Chuck Berry, and Allen's new solo record "All Over the Map".

  • Episode 32: Burn Your Guitars

    September 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Patrick and Chad rhapsodize about the Mark Knopfler concert they saw this past Friday in Houston.

  • Episode 31: R. Kelly Memorial Fountains

    September 3rd, 2019  |  55 mins 21 secs

    House concerts, our upcoming Ireland tour, and the importance of recording and listening back to our live shows

  • Episode 30: Paul Beebe of Beebe Gunn Studio

    August 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 34 mins

    At long last, we're joined by our longtime friend, the massively talented Paul Beebe, musician, vocalist, songwriter, producer, arranger and audio engineer at Beebe Gunn Studio.

  • Episode 29: Randy Hill of Little Outfit

    August 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins

    An epic conversation with our good friend Randy Hill of local Houston band Little Outfit.