Join Daniel "Danny" Rensch and James "Motz" Montemagno each week on Coffeehouse Blunders as they discuss the latest in chess, coffee, tech, and anything else happening in their wonderful lives and around the world. Danny's life as an International Chess Master collides with Motz's mobile development and public speaking background for absolutely adorable and astonishing conversation.
Episode 47: #BulletJournal with Shia LaBeouf
Episode | March 15th, 2018 | 42 mins 36 secs
bullet journal, candidates, chess, coffee, hamilton, ikea, shia labeouf, smart car
The candidates tournament has officially kicked off and Danny gives his full impressions. We sidetrack to talk about Ikea trips, Hamilton, coffee drinking, and our love for Shia LaBeouf.
Episode 46: The 2018 Candidates Predictions
Episode | March 8th, 2018 | 38 mins 36 secs
2018 candidates, black panther, candidates, chess, coffee, magnus carlsen, movie, review, tech
This week we go the deepest into chess then on any other episode as we sit down and give our predictions for the 2018 Candidates!
Episode 45: Impress Your Partner Or Get Out
Episode | March 1st, 2018 | 32 mins 26 secs
bachelor, bachelor winter games, chess, coffee, costa rica, crazyhouse, dad, get out, keanu, movie, olympics, soccer
That is right! Motz finally sat down and watched Get Out! Danny is heading off to Costa Rica and we sip our buttery smooth cups of coffee.
Episode 44: Black Panther and Digestible Pleasures
Episode | February 22nd, 2018 | 41 mins 29 secs
being an uncle, black panther, chess, coffee, family, fundraising, gifts, key lime pie, pie, pumpkin pie, thanksgiving
Motz makes the world's most expensive key lime pie, Danny recalls a thanksgiving to remember, we reflect on the new Mario movie, and Danny breaks down his thoughts on Black Panther.
Episode 43: Happy Heavy Falcon Landing Day
Episode | February 15th, 2018 | 38 mins 23 secs
blue bottle, booster landing, chess, coffee, dates, dinner, heavy falcon, spacex, tesla, v-day, valentines day
Love is in the air and boosters are landing themselves back on earth! This week we discuss what we have done and will be doing for our loved ones, how amazing the SpaceX landing was, and how Danny is the happiest man on earth with his new coffee subscription!
Episode 42: Sports Ball Solo Bowl
Episode | February 8th, 2018 | 44 mins 52 secs
a star wars story, amazon, chess, chess960, coffee, costco, crazyhouse, hawaii, magnus, nakamura, party, receipts, shop local, solo, star wars, super bowl
That is right! There is a new Star Wars movie and we absolutely have to talk about it. Solo: A Star Wars Story we are coming for you. We don't stop there as we break down big upcoming chess tournaments, drinking local coffee, and review our super bowl stories.
Episode 41: I'm Sore Right Now: Old Man Stories
Episode | February 1st, 2018 | 32 mins 24 secs
back pain, chess, coffee, cross fit, insanity, pulled muscles, working out
Motz pulled all of his lower back muscles and could barely move, Danny looks back at when he fumbled and got schooled by a pre-teen, and we discuss proper at the office coffee.
Episode 40: You Were The Chosen One
Episode | January 25th, 2018 | 45 mins 29 secs
chess, coffee, last jedi, movies, review, star wars, stranger things, tech, the last jedi
It took us a month, but we are finally ready to discuss all things The Last Jedi! In this spoiler cast we discuss the ups and downs of the latest Star Wars epic.
Episode 39: Ballistic Missile Dodgeball
Episode | January 18th, 2018 | 43 mins 13 secs
ballistic missiles, boggle, chess, coffee, hawaii, magnus carlson, nakamura, pro chess league, star wars, werewolf
That is right! Motz took a 48 hour surprise trip to Hawaii only to be surprised by a ballistic missile crisis! Danny talks werewolf and the Pro Chess League and a whole lot more.
Episode 38: Ready Player AlphaZero
Episode | January 11th, 2018 | 36 mins 20 secs
ar, baseball, ces, chess, coffee, football, ready player one, tech, virtual reality, vr
Motz is still getting into the swing of things in 2018 & Danny tries to tackle his first cold of the year.
Episode 37: The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Bag
Episode | January 4th, 2018 | 48 mins 24 secs
airplane, ball drop, boggle, chess, christmas, holidays, lost bag, magnus, new year, new years, scc, scramble, speed chess, speed chess championship
Both Danny and Motz snuggle up at home playing board games while they wait for the New Year ball ball to drop. Motz has a grand adventure attempting to find his long lost checked bag all while Danny tries to figure out how to interview chess players.
Episode 36: We're Going to Disneyland
Episode | December 21st, 2017 | 36 mins 50 secs
chess, coffee, disneyland, holiday, hotels, roller coasters, tech
Surprise! We are going to Disneyland! Well Danny is literally at Disneyland for this special holiday episode! We discuss Disney magic, roller coasters, how Motz still hasn't seen Star Wars, and the delicious taste of hotel coffee.
Episode 35: AlphaZero Meets Laser Dome
Episode | December 14th, 2017 | 39 mins 22 secs
ai, alphazero, chess, coffee, laser dome, last jedi, machine learning, sia, star wars, stockfish, tech
That is right, we are back at it again with more AlphaZero machine learning madness. That isn't all though as Motz hits up the local laser dome, Danny has to make hard cuts, and Star Wars is coming to town.
Episode 34: AlphaZero Takes Over The World
Episode | December 7th, 2017 | 44 mins 19 secs
alphazero, chess, coffee, machine learning, meow wolf, security, stockfish, tech, travel, usernames
No more underscores in your username chess.com says! AlphaZero is destroying the world of chess and Motz is meowing with wolves out in New Mexico.
Episode 33: Working for Danny
Episode | November 30th, 2017 | 45 mins 2 secs
chess, chess.com, coffee, dc, justice league, parenting, super heroes
What would a day in the life of Danny's executive assistant be like? How would one hold such an honor and get this exclusive job? Danny breaks it all down on this weeks episode.