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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.

Location:

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

Pushing (Belly) Buttons (with Mj Rodriguez)

6/15/2021
A lost donkey, an alligator hotline and celebrating Father's Day by diving deep into Matt's weirdest childhood memories. After that, we have actor Mj Rodriguez (@mjrodriguez7) on the pod to talk about berry picking, comic books and the last season of the TV show Pose! For DBWP, Matt is highlighting the Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860). It is a "grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the...

Duration:01:08:01

Hetero? Hell No! (with Jana Schmieding)

6/8/2021
Cheesy drug busts, dongs on drones, and diving deep into straight culture. After that, we have writer, comedian, and actor Jana Schmieding (@janaunplgd) on the pod to talk about wellness, romcoms, and her TV show Rutherford Falls on Peacock. For DBWP, Bari is highlighting Ali Forney Center, the largest & most comprehensive nonprofit org dedicated to helping needs of homeless LGBT youth. Bari has been finishing up Shrilll and Matt is flip flopping between Mare of Easttown and Hacks. You can...

Duration:01:04:41

Small Talk? Too Awk (with Chris Gethard)

5/25/2021
Birdwatch 2021 continues, polar bears are switched at birth, and diving deep into the return of small talk! After that, we have comedian Chris Gethard on the pod to talk about olives, the New Jersey Suburbs, and his new comedy special, Half of My Life. For DBWP, we're talking about the 1619 Project, by the New York Times and Nikole Hannah-Jones. The ongoing initiatives "aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at...

Duration:01:07:01

Permission RANTED (with Punam Patel)

5/18/2021
A lonely Macaw, Chicago rats, and diving deep into the Rant Hotline! After that, we have actor Punam Patel (@bigpunam) on the pod to talk about American cuisine, her food quilt, and the second season of Special on Netflix! For DBWP, we're talking about the NYC mayoral race. Gothamist has an extensive guide for undecided voters, so check that out here. Bari finished Rutherford Falls, is still watching Mare of Easttown, and is excited to start the new season of Shrill! Matt caught a glimpse at...

Duration:01:06:05

NO-tifications (with Rachel Handler)

5/11/2021
Birds in the chimney, $3000 of Spongebob Popsicles, and diving deep into all those dang notifications on your phone. After that, we have journalist Rachel Handler on the pod to talk about everything from High School Musical 2 conspiracy theories to literal pasta investigations. For DBWP, we're following @runaapi on Instagram and taking the AAPI Visibility Pledge, we hope you do too! Bari has been watching Mare of Eastown and Rutherford Falls, and Matt has been watching The Office (when is he...

Duration:01:09:39

Mother's Day GRIFTS (with Robbie Couch)

5/4/2021
Prancer the Man-Hating Chihuaua, Bavarian creme and deep diving into Mother's Day gifts. After that, we have author Robbie Couch on the podcast to talk about his book Sky Blues, roller coasters, and birds. For DBWP, we're celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Bari suggests you follow Lunar: The Asian-Jewish Film Project; they highlight the racial and cultural diversity of the Jewish community by celebrating the intersection of Jewish and Asian Americans. Bari has been...

Duration:01:02:17

My Body Is A Wasteland (with R. Eric Thomas)

4/27/2021
Flying turtles, the ultimate wedding venue hack, and diving deep into how our bodies are USELESS! After that, we've got writer R. Eric Thomas on the pod! We talk greeting cards, and Matt's Instagram. For DBWP, we're talking about dontcallthepolice.com, which highlights community based alternatives to calling the police in different cities. Bari finished The Mandalorian and Matt watched This Is a Robbery on Netflix. Follow the team on social media! @finkelbaripie, @mattbellassai,...

Duration:01:05:21

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