Episode 15: Human Behavior with Peter Bissell

Episode 15: Human Behavior with Peter Bissell

In the fifteenth episode of The Food Coma Podcast, I host Peter Bissell, co-founder of Bissell Brothers Brewing. I had a sneaking suspicion that most interviews he does tend to revolve around beer, and involve many of the same questions over and over. I knew that Pete was really into the phenomenon of Human Nature, as he had turned me on to author Robert Greene (The 48 Laws of Power). I also know he is quite adept when it comes to applying these concepts through very creative and colorful marketing campaigns. In this episode, I really wanted to focus on the “Why” of things – while still finding the time to wax nostalgic about “Can’t Hardly Wait” and, of course, McDonalds. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.

Episode 14: Relationships with Nellie Edwards

Episode 14: Relationships with Nellie Edwards

In the fourteenth episode of The Food Coma Podcast, I host Nellie Edwards, comedian, and co-creator of the Happily DeMarried Podcast. The conversation veers towards relationships of ALL kinds, including a few tips on how to end them amicably. It doesn’t always have to be someone tossing all of your personal belongings out of a second-story window, apparently. That only happens in movies. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.

Episode 13: Network TV, Motorcycles, and Vulcans with Rob Caldwell

Episode 13: Network TV, Motorcycles, and Vulcans with Rob Caldwell

In the thirteenth episode of The Food Coma Podcast I turn the tables on the host of 207 and anchorman Rob Caldwell. We hear about his harrowing two-month career in restaurants, his multiple trips cross-country by motorcycle, and his diehard adoration of the (original) Star Trek. I even make a startling confession, but you’ll have to listen to find out what it is.. Plus there’s probably a few of my stories you’ve already heard but that’s just par for the course. 

Rob is always a delight to work with, and it’s not surprising that he is one of the most recognizable faces on TV in the state. Plus he hangs out with some pretty hardcore folks, like this one guy who insists on bringing his own real maple syrup to Denny’s for his pancakes.. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.

Episode 12: Intelligent Brandsmithery, Track & Field, and a Blood Bath at McDonald's with Sean Wilkinson

Episode 12: Intelligent Brandsmithery, Track & Field, and a Blood Bath at McDonald’s with Sean Wilkinson

In the twelfth episode of The Food Coma Podcast, we welcome Sean Wilkinson, co-owner of Might & Main. If you’ve dined out in Portland, Maine (or several other cities) recently, you’ve probably seen some of the branding work that he has become so well-known for creating. We discuss the concept of branding, if it’s necessary for a restaurant, and also our mutual talent for throwing the shot put. 

Just a couple of guys, enjoying a few Larceny bourbons. Like Gentlemen. Obviously. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.Like

Episode 11: Better Living Through Ayahuasca with Joel Beauchamp

Episode 11: Better Living Through Ayahuasca with Joel Beauchamp

The eleventh episode of The Food Coma Podcast is a special one for me.For many of us, it’s a long, hard road out of Hell. It is not a place, Hell is a state of mind. It embodies darkness in its purest form and can continue to torture some people for their whole lives. I speak with my dear friend Joel Beauchamp about his personal journey out. We also discuss Trick or Treating and Ativan (but not the combination of the two).

I have known Joel since 2007 when we met during the highly debaucherous “Deathmatch Era,” and both of our life views have continued to evolve in a parallel fashion ever since. He was the co-host of Food Coma TV, and has been pretty much involved in every one of my projects since then (he was even a permanent fixture on the blog, back in the day. When asked to define his “Title” in life, his answer is “Professional Enjoyer.”

Please enjoy. You can also find the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play!, and Stitcher. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.Like

Episode 10: Water, Milk, and Zoroastrianism with Shahin Khojastehzad

Episode 10: Water, Milk, and Zoroastrianism with Shahin Khojastehzad

In the tenth episode of The Food Coma Podcast we entertain local legend Shahin Khojastehzad to find out what really makes a man want to spend an entire day consuming alcoholic milk beverages. Shahin is part-owner of one of the world’s foremost beer bars – Novare Res, in Portland, ME – so naturally, the conversation drifts that way occasionally as well. Just to be sure, we confirm that the only way to ever know that beer is cold enough to drink is to make sure those mountains on the can are sapphire blue. Anyone looking for any last-minute gift ideas will be delighted by the “12 Wines of Christmas.”

Shahin, like myself, is a discerning water drinker, and we talk about his experience with renowned Water Sommelier Martin Riese. Also, Prime Rib, the OJ Simpson game of Pogs and my father’s reaction to my eating prowess a The Sizzler. Lastly, for the Maine OG’s, we “Take it to the Showroom” to get this car FIXED for good. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.

Episode 9: Fake Meat, Sobriety, and Beyond with Brian Kevin

Episode 9: Fake Meat, Sobriety, and Beyond with Brian Kevin

In the ninth episode of The Food Coma Podcast, I interview Down East Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Brian Kevin. Discussion ranges from sobriety to the many reasons to be sober, such as wine coolers, pumpkin beer, and PBR Coffee Beverages. We also tackle the issues that are shaping our crazy world like fake meat, health insurance in restaurants, and the assholes who want to ban foie gras.

Also I compare “Designing a menu that is meant to pair with cannabis” to, “Designing a menu that is meant to pair with salt.” It’s all right here. Enjoy.


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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.

Episode 8: Food Entertainment with Andy Gerry

Episode 8: Food Entertainment

In the eighth episode of The Food Coma Podcast my guest is Andy Gerry, co-owner and co-chef of the Highroller Lobster Co. in Portland, Maine. Together we go on a journey of discovery, the most significant of which is our apparent age difference and, by default, the actual shows we’ve watched religiously. Luckily, we quickly find common ground and can both agree on the fact that Hot Ones is awesome and that Gordon Ramsay couldn’t possibly throw up as much as he claims he does on Kitchen Nightmares. Also mentioned is Guy Fieri, The Shed at Dulwich, and the legendary Slap Chop. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.

Episode 7: Arguments About Food with Michael Boulerice AKA Kung Fu Mike

Episode 7: Arguments About Food with Michael Boulerice AKA Kung Fu Mike

In the seventh episode of The Food Coma Podcast, I welcome Portsmouth-Based Author Michael Boulerice, AKA Kung Fu Mike, to discuss what begins as controversial food opinions and soon devolves into everything from Twizzlers to Bull Ice 40’s. I am given an education on ice cream cakes, while I enlighten Mike about that time with the Turbo Ice Latte. 

I don’t really know what to tell you, outside of the fact that its coconut WATER, not coconut MILK, that is good for a hangover. Please enjoy. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O’Donnell of No End Media.

Episode 6: American Snack Food with Briana Holt

Episode 6: American Snack Food with Briana Holt

In the sixth episode of The Food Coma Podcast, I speak at GREAT length with Briana Holt, co-owner and baker at Tandem Bakery in Portland, about American snack food. I’m talking about the two aisles at the supermarket where they keep all of the cookies, crackers, and chips. We’re not talking healthy snacks, we aren’t even talking about Low-Fat Snackwell Cookies. No, we’re talking about the kind of feasting one would do after school in 3rd grade while watching the three-show lineup of the Disney Afternoon (Duck Tales, Rescue Rangers, Tail Spin). 

So break out the Port Wine Cheese and the Pepperidge Farm Distinctive Cracker Collection, no one is going to judge you today. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran of No End Media.

Episode 5: The ’90s with Rob Tod

Episode 5: The ’90s with Rob Tod

The fifth episode of The Food Coma Podcast welcomes the Founding Brewer of Allagash Brewing in Portland, ME, Rob Tod. He has been consistently one of the most prolific brewers in the country since he founded his business in 1995, and he received the 2019 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer, and Spirits Producer. Both Rob and I have fond memories of the ’90s, especially in regard to Portland, but quite varied experiences. 

This is the jumping-off point, and topics range from beer (obviously) to FroYo to my life as a teenager who looked like he was 35. Sometimes I get so damn excited to discuss the 90’s that I can barely complete a sentence. Sometimes we drink Allagash White. Sometimes it’s hard to believe how much Rob has accomplished thus far in his impressive career. 

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran of No End Media.

Episode 4: The Dining Experience with Andrew Knowlton

Episode 4: The Dining Experience with Andrew Knowlton

The fourth episode of The Food Coma Podcast welcomes Bon Appetit magazine’s Editor at Large and Host of The Final Table on Netflix, Andrew Knowlton. After moving to Austin, he became a partner in the Hotel Carpenter and Carpenter’s Hall restaurant, so I figured that a discussion of the overall dining experience from both perspectives was in order. 

Topics range from communal dining and what makes the perfect service experience to how I’m a terrible front of the house professional. Few people have dined in more restaurants across the globe than Knowlton, so the experience he brings to the table in this conversation makes me thrilled to have had him as a guest. 

The show is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran of No End Media.

Episode 3: Entertaining Guests featuring Jonathan Wyman

Episode 3: Entertaining Guests featuring Jonathan Wyman

The third episode of The Food Coma Podcast welcomes legendary Producer/Mixer/Sound Engineer Jonathan Wyman as our guest to discuss the ups and downs of ENTERTAINING GUESTS.

Topics range from BBQ to music to how the wrong guests will ruin any party. Sometimes it’s all about making a spectacle, and other times it’s just about gathering around a big pot of cassoulet and going after it. We talk about Almost Famous moments, Big Buck Hunter, and the value of Christmas lights to instantly upgrade the ambience of any room in your house.

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Also thanks to our sponsors at Head Games Salon for Body & Hair, as well as their superlative product line, Controlled Chaos

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Production and Editing by Chris Loughran of No End Media.

Episode 2: Sandwiches featuring Spose

Food Coma Podcast Episode 2: Sandwiches with Spose

The second episode of The Food Coma Podcast welcomes rapper Spose as our guest to talk SANDWICHES. Spose is not only a wildly popular hip-hop artist, but also has podcast, is a children’s book author, and has a thriving weed business.

Topics range from why Spose hates lobster rolls to what makes a perfect grilled cheese sandwich to some very spot-on recommendations in the Sanford/Wells area.

Thanks go to our sponsors: Tourmaline Spring WaterAmethyst Elixir Company CBD Drops, and Living Nutz.

Also thanks to our sponsors at Head Games Salon for Body & Hair, as well as their superlative product line, Controlled Chaos

If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, respond to Joe Ricchio at jsricchio@gmail.com

Production and Editing by Chris Loughran of No End Media.