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Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

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From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt, his co-host Bari, and their special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good complaining. Leave us a voicemail on our rant hotline at: (601) 600-RANT (7268). Support this pod and wear your unhappiness LOUD and PROUD by buying our merch at unhappyhourshop.com.

From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt, his co-host Bari, and their special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good complaining. Leave us a voicemail on our rant hotline at: (601) 600-RANT (7268). Support this pod and wear your unhappiness LOUD and PROUD by buying our merch at unhappyhourshop.com.

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United States

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From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt, his co-host Bari, and their special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good complaining. Leave us a voicemail on our rant hotline at: (601) 600-RANT (7268). Support this pod and wear your unhappiness LOUD and PROUD by buying our merch at unhappyhourshop.com.

Language:

English


Episodes

Weed All About It (with Dino-Ray Ramos)

4/20/2021
A missing giant rabbit, ghost monkeys, and diving deep into Matt's stoner thoughts. It's 420 babyyyy and weed is legal in New York and on this podcast! After that, we have journalist Dino-Ray Ramos on the pod to talk awards season, Marvel, and why red carpets are the worst. For DBWP, Bari recommends the book We Do This Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba. Bari has been rewatching Broad City and Matt has been watching Spongebob whilst stoney...

Duration:01:02:41

Just Say No To Doing Stuff (with Arturo Castro)

4/13/2021
Cats stuck in trees, lizards raiding the 7/11, and diving deep into the horrible fact that we must do things. After all that, comedian and actor Arturo Castro (Broad City, Narcos) joins us on the pod to talk about coffee, New Zealand, and the new Netflix movie Yes Day! This week on DBWP we're highlighting the organization Norml, which advocates to end marijuana criminalization, which disproportionately impacts black and brown people. Bari's been watching Made For Love on HBO Max and Matt is...

Duration:01:06:26

WE HAVE MERCH!

4/9/2021
ICYMI– we dropped our very first line of OFFICIAL UNHAPPY HOUR MERCH! We've got dad caps, socks, t-shirts, and sweatshirts in a wide variety of colors for you to adorn yourself in. Go ahead and get one of each so you can Winnie the Pooh all over the place like Matt intended. So what are you waiting for? Head to unhappyhourshop.com to show your disdain for the world all while showing your support for this pod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:00

Post-Pandemmy Pains (with Brandon Kyle Goodman)

4/6/2021
BEST THINGS FIRST, WE HAVE MERCH! Head to unhappyhourshop.com to get Official Unhappy Hour hats, shirts, sweatshirts, and socks! Okay, now the show... Tree thieving frat boys, grocery thieving ravens, and diving deep into what we are not looking forward to when the world opens up. After that, we have actor and writer Brandon Kyle Goodman on the pod to talk early mornings, Real Housewives and his podcast Black Folx. For DBWP, Bari wants you to listen to the podcast Undistracted, a newsy...

Duration:01:02:18

Rantin' With The Stars (with Chani Nicholas)

3/30/2021
Greasy pennies, snakes in a dryer, and diving deep into your rants! After that, we have New York Times bestselling author and astrologist Chani Nicholas on the pod. She came to read Matt's chart and wound up reading his whole life to filth. FOR DBWP, Matt wants you to follow @RaquelWillis and @ChaseStrangio for their Trans Week of Visibility and Action! Follow them for more action items #ProtectTransKids #DefendTransRights. Bari is still on the Riverdale train, while Matt has been watching...

Duration:01:05:00

F*ck Porcupines (with Danny Jolles)

3/23/2021
Ancient bowls, homecoming queen hacks, and diving deep into the worst animals. After that, we have comedian Danny Jolles on the pod to talk about his latest stand-up special Six Parts (Free! On Youtube!), his love of sports drama, and more. For DBWP, we're talking about the horrific shooting in Atlanta last week. Please donate to Red Canary Song, and Asians Americans Advancing Justice, or work with bystander intervention training with Hollaback to stop the spread of hate against Asian...

Duration:01:10:08

Hot Guy March Madness 2021 (with Matt and Bari)

3/16/2021
Chainsaws, Costco Cheese, and diving deep into our annual HOT GUY MARCH MADNESS!!! Who will make you the best house with their bare hands? Who's calming presence will lull you to sleep? Matt and Bari go through the bracket to come up with our 2021 winner. We tweeted out the bracket so you can follow along! For DBWP, Matt wants you educate yourself on racism in the music industry. Support the Black Independent Music Accelerator, which amplifies independent Black-owned music businesses. Bari...

Duration:01:16:45

Stupid Lil Tasks (with Luvvie Ajayi Jones)

3/9/2021
A seagull gets a snack, cornflakes come in a new flavor, and we dive deep into the menial tasks that we all hate. After that, we have author, and podcast host Luvvie Ajayi Jones on the pod! We talk about her Beyonce box, kombucha, and her latest book Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual. On DBWP, Bari suggests subscribing to the newsletter Oh God Sorry, and connecting with local food pantries. Bari is catching up on Riverdale and Matt binged all the Marvel Movies. ALL OF THEM....

Duration:01:07:07

Circle Back and Eat Me (with Margaret Cho)

3/2/2021
Toilet surprises, kidnapping your way out of work, and diving deep into emails. Because you know what? They're actually finding us all UN-WELL! After that we have the LEGENDARY Margaret Cho on the podcast. She is an icon of standup comedy, and she's done everything from podcasting, to TV, to music, to film. Matt and Margaret get into everything from their quarantine hobbies, to bidets, to skincare, to standup. For DBWP, we're highlighting the important work of the Trans Justice Funding...

Duration:01:08:16

Rant Grab Bag (with Nick Viall)

2/23/2021
A venomous snake on the loose, a Civil War chicken, and diving deep into a Rant Grab Bag! After that, we have Nick Viall on the pod as our guest complainer. Nick is the host of The Viall Files podcast, he's a Bachelor alumni, and self proclaimed Diva. Nick gives Matt dating advice and Matt reveals his quarantine recording outfit. For DBWP, we're focusing on the crisis in Texas. Twitter user @hey_melly has a created a Mutual Aid Directory that you can find here so you can donate and support...

Duration:01:08:32

Literally Screaming: Rant Hotline Edition

2/16/2021
A lost Airpod, stampeding cows, and diving deep into YOUR VOICEMAILS for our first Rant Hotline of 2021! For DBWP, Matt wants you to stand up against the rise in hate crimes that have been targeting Asian Americans, specifically against the elderly. Follow @AAPIWomenLead for more guidance and you can donate to the I'm Ready Movement. Bari binged all of Bridgerton and Ted Lasso and Matt is starting Riverdale! You can follow Matt @MattBellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie, and the podcast...

Duration:00:54:45

Coupled Up with Nowhere To Go (with Jade and XD)

2/9/2021
A sexy French warehouse party, a Los Angeles icon, and diving deep it what Matt assumes it's like to be in quarantining as a couple. After that, we have podcast hosts Jade and XD on the pod to let their negativity flag fly! They hate everything from scallops to dating to voicemails. For DBWP, Bari recommends subscribing to Rachel Ricketts's newsletter, which you can do on her website. Rachel (@iamrachelricketts) is a multi-hyphenate queer Black woman who is a racial justice educator, author,...

Duration:01:08:00

Middle Finger Foods (with Jake Cohen)

2/2/2021
Hunting Big Foot, hot pink comfort food, and diving deep into the worst Super Bowl Sunday finger foods. After that, we have recipe developer and cookbook author Jake Cohen on the pod to talk about brunch, babkas, and his cookbook, Jew-ish. For DBWP, Matt wants to highlight Black poetry, specifically Amanda Gorman's inauguration poem, and the organizations Youth Speaks and First Exposures. Bari has been watching Riverdale, duh, and Matt is watching The West Wing. Follow the team on social...

Duration:01:11:12

COVIDIOTS (with Bob the Drag Queen)

1/26/2021
Coronavirus flavored ice cream, lassoing snakes, and diving deep into COVIDIOTS, aka those fools who are messing around during the 10th month of the pandemmy. After that, we have RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen on the pod to talk about moving to LA, his comedy divas and the HBO Max show, We're Here. For DBWP, Bari wants you to get on the mailing list of former guest complainer, Fran Tirado. "Fran's Joy Digest" features weekly actions, like calling your senators to speak out...

Duration:01:06:45

A Bunch of Flakes (with Claire Saffitz)

1/19/2021
MMA squirrels, literal bandit raccoons, and diving deep into our ashy, flaky, dry winter skin. Sorry! But also not sorry. Then we've got pastry chef, recipe developer, video host, and expert complainer Claire Saffitz on the pod! We vent about everything from dairy creamers to the unholy mixing of chocolate and fruit. Plus, we talk about her New York Times bestselling cookbook Dessert Person, which is available anywhere books are sold. For DBWP, Matt suggests reading Alex Vitole's The End of...

Duration:01:03:20

Life is a SIGH-way (with Peppermint)

1/12/2021
A fugitive in a mangrove, a Kohl's COVID mix-up, and diving deep into road tripping. After that, we have drag superstar Peppermint (@Peppermint247) on the pod to talk about her hatred of animation, gender reveal parties, and her new album and music video. For DBWP, Bari wants you to read Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's book How To Be Anti-Racist. Bari is watching Northern Exposure and Dickinson and Matt is watching Bridgerton. And you can find everyone on social media: @mattbellassai, @finkelbaripie,...

Duration:01:06:38

The 2020 Grumpy Awards (with Miz Cracker)

12/22/2020
Python-sniffing dogs, fast food closures, and the best award show of all, The Grumpy Awards! After that, we have drag superstar Miz Cracker on the pod to talk about Quick Books, bathroom decor, her new podcast "She's A Woman!" For DBWP, we're asking you to be Santa! Trans Santa (@transanta) was started by actor/activist Indya Moore as a way to supports trans/nonbinary youth during the holidays. Bari has been watching Rate The Cookie (with Jo Firestone) and Matt watched Emily in Paris. And if...

Duration:01:12:00

Santa's Little Monsters (with Mary Holland)

12/15/2020
Wallaroos, vulture attacks, and diving deep into those lil bitch elves. Then we've got writer and actor Mary Holland (Happiest Season) on the pod! Matt and Mary go in on mid-waist jeans, clocks, and more. For DBWP, in light of the rise of anti-Semitic acts and in the spirit of overcoming destruction during Hanukkah, Bari's highlighting some of her favorite Jewish advocates and talking about ashkenormativity. She mentioned following @adameli @yasmine.dreamz @rootsmetals and @jakecohen on...

Duration:01:05:15

Jingle Bell, Go To Hell (with Midori Francis)

12/8/2020
Pigeon auctions, shillelagh attacks, and diving deep into holiday songs NOT written by Mariah Carey (aka the worst ones). After that, we have actress Midori Francis on the pod to talk about her new Netflix series Dash and Lily, her dislike of dogs, and her favorite drinks. For a holiday edition of Do Better White People, we're highlighting Black owned bookstores! Here's a great list to get your holiday shopping started off right. Bari finished watching How To With John Wilson and Fargo, and...

Duration:01:08:22

F*ck Mac n Cheese (with Aida Osman)

11/17/2020
Tall alligators (#talligators?), horny angry mongeese, and diving deep into the biggest Thanksgiving meal letdowns. Then we've got Aida Osman on the pod as our guest complainer. Aida is a comedian, writer, and cohost of the podcast Keep It! They also broke open a bottle of wine at noon just for this interview, so you know it's gonna be good. For DBWP this week, we're highlighting the amazing work of Universe City NYC. You can check out their site to find out how to donate or volunteer....

Duration:01:04:59