SlapperCast is a weekly podcast by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist) and Chad Richard Smalley (bassist). Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope.
Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.
June 25th, 2019 | 48 mins 3 secs
Patrick, Mike and Chad tell the story of our dear friend Jeff Quinn, the subject of our song "The Man From Omaha", who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in February 2015.
June 18th, 2019 | 54 mins 33 secs
Patrick and Chad of Blaggards recount the band's tour through Las Vegas, San Diego, Bullhead City and Phoenix.
June 11th, 2019 | 58 mins 28 secs
Mike and Wes share a bit about their musical histories. Also: stories of our experiences in Las Vegas and memorable incidents with drunk people at our shows.
June 4th, 2019 | 40 mins 46 secs
band history, personal histories
How Blaggards got booked in Vegas by the legendary Derek Warfield, the band's longtime connection with Celtic FC Supporters, their unique arrangement of Fields of Athenry, the perils of people-pleasing in the arts, and the remarkable bravery of stand-up comedians.
May 28th, 2019 | 21 mins 23 secs
Chad waxes nostalgic about Fitzgerald's, one of Houston's oldest music venues that closed in December 18 and was torn down last week.
May 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
Interests outside of music, how we "wind down" between shows, how the band has held together for so long, favorite foods, and the joys of Houston humidity.
May 14th, 2019 | 50 mins 8 secs
What would we be doing now if Blaggards had never happened? A very good question with a very long answer.
May 7th, 2019 | 32 mins 53 secs
Wireless guitar systems, stage set-ups, mandolin, fifth members, favorite movie soundtracks, Patrick's hair
April 30th, 2019 | 45 mins 6 secs
Slow songs, set lists, sound checks, stolen gear, etc.
April 23rd, 2019 | 56 mins 5 secs
Ridiculous song requests, favorite venues, closed venues that we miss, Patrick's guitars, Blaggards on vinyl.
April 16th, 2019 | 58 mins 23 secs
Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in the recording studio.
April 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
How long does it take two Blaggards to list their top five desert island discs? The world may never know.