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The Green Hour with Dan and Jerry

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Formally known as "Slow Death in the Afternoon Podcast," this is a podcast for absinthe enthusiasts, creative people, or anyone who likes to have fun. Join Dan and Jerry as they follow the Green Fairy into places where they probably shouldn't go.

81 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Revisiting Nerd Outpost 209 with Mike McShane

September 30th, 2020


Our old friend Mike McShane (IMDb Link) returns to regale us of backstage tales and sordid details of the times before the glitz and the glory (in …

You Are Absinthelutely Correct

September 24th, 2020


If Jack from The Shining were drinking absinthe at that bar, he would have written a wonderful novel instead of turning psycho murderer. Just sayin'.

Dan and Jerry's Excellent Adventure

September 16th, 2020


Sadly, Keanu Reeves couldn't join us on this episode as he's busy in Germany filming the new Matrix movie, but we do talk a bit about Bill and Ted, …

Absinthe and Ammo

September 10th, 2020


Remember that old Warren Zevon song, "Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money"? Well, this is not it. This is more, "Send Fairy Dust, Zombies, Bob Newhart, The …

Drinking Absinthia Absinthe with Absinthia!

September 2nd, 2020


Dan and Jerry -- after over 9 years of procrastinating -- finally have the one and only Absinthia as our guest! She tells the boys about the trials …

Burning Plane Crash full of Spiders

August 18th, 2020


This one has hookah pipes, book discussions ranging from The Hardy Boys through Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Dan's connection to the late, great …

Dan Bought a Chinese Atomic Bomb Lamp

August 10th, 2020


The title says Atomic "Bomb" Lamp, not Atomic "Bong" Lamp. Meanwhile, Jerry suffers from some credit card fraud but was saved, apparently, by Netflix, Dan gives his recommendation on what he puts on his "music to sip …

It's a Rootin' Tootin' Ride Through Absinthe Mountain!

August 2nd, 2020


  • Learning history via cartoons

  • New York absinthe bars

  • Remembering Occupy Wall Street

  • Shakespearian Insults and the Insultamatic Camera System

  • Why …

Beep Beep Make Room for My Little Jeep

July 27th, 2020


Trust us, if you don't know what the title is referring to, then you don't want to know. Other than that, this episode basically talks about box monkeys who are obsessed with those with bigger boxes, and the boys …

Getting Arrested while Holding Twinkies

July 19th, 2020


Dan and Jerry talk about stuff. And things. And jail. 

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We're Just a Bunch of Box Monkeys

July 13th, 2020


Back in 2011, Jerry found out that, contrary to his expectations, it kind of sucked to live in a high-rise corner penthouse. Also, this is a COVID-19-free episode, though we do talk a lot about the zombie apocalypse ... …

Be Excellent To Each Other

July 7th, 2020


To wear a mask, or not wear a mask ... that is a question. To go on an outing or stay home. To decide if you are an introvert, or an extrovert ... is it one or the other, or is there a spectrum? Also: spider-eating …

Think Different

June 29th, 2020


Sick of hearing about the 2020 pandemic? This is a pandemic-free episode! How?! Because it was originally recorded in 2011, and in it Jerry talks about the email he once received from Steve Jobs, Dan questions how Saint …

And the Pod Gods Frowned

June 17th, 2020


The pod gods smited us during this episode, forcing us to regroup and pick up the pieces. Among the cursed subjects are Romper Room memories, the horrors of finishing a bottle of Le Tourment Vert, and experimenting with …

Love And Chatbots

June 8th, 2020


Even back in 2011 Dan and Jerry were talking about the ominous aspect of not knowing if you're talking to a real person, or a bot, on the Internet. In this episode, Jerry is drinking Esprit Edouard, and Dan gives a …

Death From the Ankles Down

May 31st, 2020


Topics covered in this silly train wreck:

  • How not to break your absinthe fountain 
  • Why you should rent movies instead of buy them
  • Dan and Jerry …

Day Drinking on a Sunday Morning

May 17th, 2020


It's 10 AM for Dan and 12 Noon for Jerry, but hey, it's a Sunday, and so who cares? Get your drink ready and join us for The Green Hour, where Jerry is enjoying his La Clandestine (now that he's figure out to not dilute …

Art is Anything You Can Get Away With

May 13th, 2020


Important lessons to learn: How not to be roofied (Jerry's girlfriend had a very close call); buying glasses on the Internet is a total crapshoot; don't try to treat an eye infection with flaming absinthe; and how to …

Alcoholic Beverage Slap-downs and Antisocial Networks

May 9th, 2020


In this retro episode the boys discuss the movies Sucker Punch, Tank Girl, and 300; about charging back businesses which waste your time; about getting Australian Spiders via the mail; about Dan going to the Absinthe …

Squandering In Ignorance

April 29th, 2020


So the United States Government finally makes an official admission that, in effect, UFO's are real, and in this day and age we pretty much yawn and say, "Whatever." Has it really come to this? Yes, dear friends, it has

Should the Absinthe Festival Be Online?

April 23rd, 2020


If Burning Man is going to be online this year instead of out on the Playa, why can't the various absinthe festivals be online? And if they're not, …

Easter is a good time for a Green Hour

April 14th, 2020


In this special episode, recorded mostly on Easter Sunday 2020, we're joined by special guest Kim Haasarud, a James Beard-honored mixologist,  author

The Hunt for Green October

April 1st, 2020


If a bee is like a sharp stick, a wasp is like an automatic handgun. Why would you ever put a wasp in your absinthe? Why? And why should anyone even …

The Mummy Speaks!

March 25th, 2020


Our special guest on this episode is a 3000 year old mummy. Little did he know his afterlife would be so "Meh."

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If Beer Grew On Trees

March 18th, 2020


Remember way back in 2011 when the CDC released information about how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse?

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Injecting Testosterone Into Your … Area

March 13th, 2020


Change is in the wind. Our podcast’s name is going to gently morph into “The Green Hour with Dan and Jerry” mainly because it would probably be …

If You Louche It, They Will Drink

March 7th, 2020


Mephisto Absinthe Review. Tattoo ideas. Old fat Elvis paintings on black velvet. Earthquake stories. Giraffe curling. And, how good are zombies at washing cars?

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The Green Hour with Dan and Jerry

February 29th, 2020


Dan tells a tale of phantasmagoria while Jerry sips Jade 1901 and listens in fascination about demons, murders, and what old-timey people used to do …

Song about Absinthe written by Artificial Intelligence, and Tenth Ward Absinthe Review

February 20th, 2020


Season two premier episode, featuring a song about absinthe written by an artificial intelligence, Dan giving his initial taste test and review of Tenth Ward Absinthe, and Jerry takes us through a bizarre history of …

Searching for Absinthe and Roasting Dan at His Own Funeral

December 31st, 2019


It's Dan's birthday! So what does he want? A funeral?!? Yes, that's what he wanted, so that's what we gave him. A comedy funeral "roast" hosted by none other than the one and only Mike McShane. That, and a bunch of …

Psycho X Lovers and Glasses with Fricken' Lasers

December 24th, 2019


Greetings to all future peoples from us here in the distant past! This mostly retro episode of the podcast features glasses with fricken' lasers, …

Probably Our Holiday 2019 Episode!

December 17th, 2019


Why probably? Because we don't really know. Dan is super busy with local shows for his day job for the rest of December 2019, and while Jerry may have a substitute guest host lined up, that also is not a for sure thing. …

Absinthe Tourettes

December 10th, 2019


In this retro episode, Dan reviews three different absinthes: NV, Mephisto, and Vieux Carré. The boys also discuss scorpions inside bottles of liquor (why?!) and Arizona dust storms.

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Losing Your Absinthe Virginity

December 3rd, 2019


In this episode Dan teaches Jerry how to professionally negotiate just about anything. Jerry tells Dan how to get people to leave when it's time for them to go home. Also in this episode: Mashing up Watership Down with …

Thanksgiving 2019 Special

November 28th, 2019


That's right, future listeners, this episode was recorded waaaay back in November, 2019! Inside it contains: Cinnamon night sweats. Absinthe eggnog. …

Bartles and Hemingway

November 27th, 2019


IN THIS EPISODE Dan and Jerry suggest you go to and start a local absinthe meetup group. Also, Dan urges Jerry to "practice what you've been drinking" tells him about how much he hates paying retail prices. …

If you "Reimagine" Absinthe it's probably not Absinthe anymore...

November 18th, 2019


In this episode we touch upon recently announced Henrick's "Absinthe Reimagined," and while we're not bashing it -- because we haven't actually tasted it -- we're skeptical about calling it "absinthe." Also covered is …

Absinthe Dot Awesome

November 12th, 2019


In this episode we talk about Le Tourment Vert, and Jerry tells the tale of getting his very first bottle of Jade Nouvelle Orleans. Dan answers the question: is there anything special about absinthe sugar cubes. Jerry …

Louche Offs and Neutron Bombs

November 4th, 2019


This episode was actually recorded right before Halloween 2019, and where Jerry lives there's already snow on the ground. He is not happy about that. But besides that, the boys do a "louche off" taste test between

It Came From the Living Horror of Zombie Beach

October 31st, 2019


Featured here for the very last time, this is a remastered version of our Halloween Special with a brand new intro recorded in 2019. True ghost …

Friends don't let friends burn absinthe

October 28th, 2019


In this episode, recorded October 24, 2019, Dan and Jerry explore where exactly the idea of burning absinthe came from, then dive even deeper to touch upon the origins of absinthe itself. Spoiler alert: it goes back way …

You're only immortal for a limited time

October 22nd, 2019


Fake IDs, podcasting during tornados, hamster powered podcasting, Nice Peter Picture Songs, using a pen as a weapon, and flapper terms from the 1920's. Also, what if it's your first time going to Burning Man and the …

If you have a great idea, run with it NOW

October 15th, 2019


We titled this from a very small portion of the episode, but if you take nothing else away from listening (or don't listen to this episode at all) just remember that bit. Both Dan and Jerry touch upon ideas they had but …

Get Down Funky Like a Furry Gibbous Monkey

October 8th, 2019


We know it should probably be "Gibbon" monkey but that's not the way it came out, all those years ago. What the heck are we talking about? You'll …

Zombies on Rainbows

September 30th, 2019


This episode features La Sorcière Absinthe Supèrieure Verte and Grande Absente reviews from 2011. This is news to Jerry as he has no memory of ever trying Grande Absente, let along liking it. Side note: apparently in …

Yes, you can make absinthe at home, but...

September 24th, 2019


"If you cross-breed a cow with a buffalo ... you really have to convince that cow, you know." That's a line from a song used in this episode. Does it have anything to do with absinthe? Not really. Does it have something …

Coffee and Absinthe ... oh my!

September 16th, 2019


It's like coffee and absinthe were made for each other ... but will it go with Jade absinthe? And will Jade go with champagne? Jerry finds out. Also, Jade gets back to Jerry about a cork issue, and Dan talks about an …

I Don't Know ... THIRD BASE!

September 9th, 2019


Jerry learned something important from his recent absinthe emergency: how to NOT open a bottle of Jade. Meanwhile Dan is laughing because Jerry has a blood test in the morning and so can't have anything to eat or drink …

Soylent Absinthe Green

September 3rd, 2019


Jerry doesn't know what or how he screwed up but apparently this episode was supposed to be named "Smells Like Teen Absinthe," not the last one. That's not the only thing he screws up -- he can't cook chicken without …

Smells Like Teen Absinthe

August 27th, 2019


Beer butts and torch lighters. Lip floss. Absinthe News. Zombies. This episode has it all! Also, for any horror fans out there, check out because not only is Ems a friend of Jerry's, but their …

Psychedelic Jellyfish and Mister Jaws

August 20th, 2019


Road trips to nowhere, absinthe by diving enthusiasts, strange and awesome bars in faraway places, and bartenders who still think absinthe is either illegal or "not the real thing." All this and more on this brand new …

If You Really Want to Hallucinate...

August 13th, 2019


Recorded in August 2019 and broadcasting into the future, Dan and Jerry talk about lots of silly stuff but also manage some serious discussion about how poorly absinthe is portrayed in the media, and give kudos to some …

Quantum Weirdness with Random Giraffe Sounds

August 6th, 2019


More lap giraffes? What is Faux Tuesday? How can Jerry be in two places at once? Who in the heck would put ice cream in beer, and why? All these …

Johnny Quest in Margaritaville

July 30th, 2019


This one is a little bit Doctor Who -- we barrow a TARDIS and spy on ourselves as we come up with the idea for this podcast. Also covered is the question: Are crazy people really crazy, or are they just seeing things …

Absinthe Brands to Avoid, and Good Absinthe connected to Famous Artists

July 23rd, 2019


Remember Buddy Hackett? Dan does. We also remember the Kentucky Fried Movie, or at least the nude scenes. Besides that, Jerry and Dan go over some absinthe brands to completely avoid (and a major shoutout to Brian at …

Plug it into the UFO Port

July 18th, 2019


Recorded July 17, 2019, in this episode we reveal why we like Lucid now way, way more than we used to (hint: Ted Breaux himself let us know why); we …

Lap Giraffes and Pocket Rhinos

July 16th, 2019


Remember lap giraffes? Dan thought they were real, and was greatly disappointed it was a hoax. He wanted one. He wanted to have a 3 foot giraffe that …

The Philanthropist and the Philanderer

July 7th, 2019


Dear future listeners, the freshness of this episode is "high." Recorded on July 2, 2019, Dan and Jerry discuss why the Old Fashion cocktail is so …

Waiter, there's a Scarab Beetle in my Absinthe

July 2nd, 2019


Dan and Jerry discuss the remaking of the movie "10," and also ponder what it would be like to reboot The Road Warrior by having it star Pee-wee …

Thunderstorms, Shakespeare, and Anarchy

June 25th, 2019


Recorded during a major thunderstorm, this has bikers, drug lords, anarchy, and the importance of battery backup systems. Also absinthe becoming legalized in France, mini iPads (is that a feminine hygiene product?), and …

A Hunka Hunka Burning Toast

June 18th, 2019


After Jerry lists off all the naughty girls that have been trying to get a hold of him via Skype, Dan and Jerry then create Facebook pages for their …

Why Vinyl is like Absinthe

June 11th, 2019


Freshly recorded in early June 2019, Dan and Jerry explore the question of drinking in self-driving cars; why vinyl records are like absinthe; and which female pop stars they have fan-crushes on. Further plans are made …

Absinthe Party!

June 5th, 2019


It was an absinthe party, recorded live. We got pretty damn drunk. What more can we say?

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Secret bars, absinthe runs, and beer reviews gone bad

April 26th, 2019


It's 2019, do you know where you absinthe is? For Jerry, it's in his basement man-cave waiting for a party. Meanwhile Dan tells of giant marijuana shopping centers in Vegas and we spontaneously make a plan to go there. …

Our Interview with Andy Prieboy

April 21st, 2019


Writer, songwriter, musician, and former member of the band Wall of Voodoo talks about the creative process; about pitching shows to Hollywood; about …

Behind The Green Curtain

April 10th, 2019


We are drinking absinthe during every episode and this one is no exception. Some of the alcohol-inspired confessions included here: neither Dan or …

We see drunk people ... they don't even know that they're drunk

April 3rd, 2019


We couldn't decide whether to call this episode "We see drunk people," or "Hairy Man Cleavage." We went with the one that wasn't quite as disgusting. …

Lawyers, Guns, and Plutonium

March 26th, 2019


As the evil girl scout says, "Next time just buy the damn cookies." Music featured in this episode is the awesome song, "We Are Hearty Drinking Men" by Andy Prieboy who (spoiler alert) will end up being a guest on a …

Mr. Satan's Wild Ride

March 22nd, 2019


Drinks covered in this episode are Absinthe Dew'd, Redeye, and Mean Leprechaun. Also featured is the Molly Lewis song "Peep Fight," and the burning …

More about Absinthe and Creativity

March 19th, 2019


Hello listeners in the future! Dan makes a prediction from 2011 about 2020 ... tune in to see how accurate it is (or isn't) turning out to be. Also we talk a lot about absinthe and creativity, automated razor blades for …

Chaotic Evil and Lawful Good

March 15th, 2019


Hello future people! We're broadcasting this episode from the not-so-distant past of March 12, 2019, and discussions range from the band "Ghost," to Wake Brewing in Rock Island, Illinois, to doom metal, to Jerry's new …

Caffeinated Beer and Microwaving CDs

March 12th, 2019


Hello people in the future! This is Jerry and Dan in the past broadcasting to you through time and space, and probably through some snow and ice as well. We talk about the wonders of caffeinated beer; about how the …

100 Cigars and Alcohol in Pringles Cans

March 7th, 2019


This brand new episode was recorded on March 5th, 2019, celebrating both Fat Tuesday and National Absinthe Day. We're still in the past broadcasting into your future, but at least now every other episode with be in the …

Here, have a box of spiders

March 5th, 2019


This episode is dark, has eight legs, and there's a nice touch of absinthe in the middle. Basically, Dan and Jerry discuss their raging arachnophobia, and hilarity ensues.

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How and Why Absinthe can Boost Creativity

March 1st, 2019


Included in this episode: how and why absinthe boosts creativity in some people; vicious attack bunnies; Marilyn Manson's art. Also included are things probably not appropriate for gentle ears.

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What would it be like to date Snow White?

February 26th, 2019


This episode was recorded during a blizzard. Jerry actually has snow on his bed because he'd left his window open. Things discussed and explored …

Santa Clause Flash Mobs and Zombie Car Washes

February 22nd, 2019


This is the episode where Jerry discovers the perfect mixer for absinthe that isn't champagne nor water with a sugar cube. Also we cover Santa Clause …

Top 5 Myths about Absinthe

February 15th, 2019


Hello future people! In this episode we debunk the top 5 myths about absinthe, we propose a drinking game based on how many times Jerry mispronounces things, and Dan reveals he is coming down with a case of germaphobia. …

Ernest Hemingway's Favorite Drink

February 13th, 2019


Broadcasting from the past into the future, we regale you with tales of absinthe discovery, of close encounters with Hugh Hefner, of guilty pleasures and the long road leading to Ernest Hemingway's favorite drink: Slow …

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