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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  • Episode 159: Twist Some Knobs

    March 1st, 2022  |  45 mins 25 secs

    Our upcoming Paddy's Week shows, more songs we'd like to erase, Bruce Dickinson's Spoken Word tour, and Paddy's review of GHOST live in concert

  • Episode 158: High Home Silver

    February 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins

    More songs, repertoires, musicians, careers & decades we wish we could erase from history.

  • Episode 157: Marauding the Midwest

    February 15th, 2022  |  45 mins 7 secs

    This week we recap this month's tour through the Midwest. Discussed: absinthe, Thin Lizzy, traveling rocks, and weed.

  • SlapperCast Supplemental

    February 8th, 2022  |  6 mins 28 secs

    A quick road update recorded en route to Omaha from Weston, Missouri.

  • Episode 156: The Key of Kick

    February 1st, 2022  |  38 mins 14 secs

    This week we recap our recent recording session at Edgewater Studios in Sugarland, TX.

  • Episode 155: Lord Luthier Liam Leach

    January 25th, 2022  |  51 mins 7 secs

    This week on SlapperCast we're thrilled to introduce you to our friend Liam Leach, brilliant luthier and the creator of our two newest instruments.

  • Episode 154: "Fiddler's Full Circle" with Heide Riggs

    January 18th, 2022  |  25 mins 59 secs

    We're joined this week by fiddler Heide Riggs, who played with us at OK ScotsFest last year, and will joining us again for two weeks this March.

  • Episode 153: The Naughty List, Pt. 2 (Bands & Booking Agents Behaving Badly)

    January 11th, 2022  |  59 mins 9 secs

    This week: a road update from Beaumont, plus more Naughty List stories with Elvrius of the Outsiders PBR.

  • Episode 152: The Naughty List

    January 4th, 2022  |  55 mins 59 secs

    We share a few stories about music venues we've played that, shall we say, did not make the best decisions.

  • Episode 151: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (The End)

    December 28th, 2021  |  25 mins 49 secs

    Last-minute Christmas shopping, New Year's Resolutions (weight loss & songwriting), coffee, and the amp-modeling gear we've been using on stage for guitar and bass.

  • Episode 150: Glory Hole Wrap-Up

    December 21st, 2021  |  46 mins 41 secs

    ROCK THE SHELTER, childhood memories of record stores & computers, and other random stuff.

  • Episode 149: Shipping & Receiving

    December 14th, 2021  |  44 mins 11 secs

    Patrick and Chad tell the TRUE story behind two of the more enigmatic numbers on BLAGMATIC: "Wagon Wheel" (a.k.a. "Segway") and "Sweet 16".