Coffeehouse Blunders

A weekly chat with Chess International Master Danny and Coffee Snob Motz on all things coffee, chess, tech, & the lives of these two adorable besties.

About the show

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.

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 91: Danny Reads YouTube Comments

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2019  |  19 mins 54 secs
    chess, comments, negativity, positivity, pro chess league, troll, youtube

    It is a wonderful day on the internet as Danny takes in some listener/watcher comments and has his own comments on the situation.

  • Episode 90: Super Dad & International Master Daniel Rensch

    Episode  |  January 17th, 2019  |  20 mins 58 secs
    chess, danny

    What is there to say. Danny is amazing.

  • Episode 89: Danny... The Neural Network Expert

    Episode  |  January 10th, 2019  |  38 mins 51 secs
    chess, chess.com, coffee, email, neural networks, pop, tech

    Did you know you used to be able to get your very own chess.com email address?!?! It is completely true! Danny breaks down the full history and also how Neural Networks and machine learning are going to take over the world.

  • Episode 88: Just Call Me Ninja

    Episode  |  January 3rd, 2019  |  33 mins 2 secs
    chess, coffee, fortnite, games, movies, ninja, tech

    It's a new year and Danny is in his new "recording" studio with a make shift audio setup. We apologize for Danny's audio, but make up for it with some great holiday advice & Fornite family fun.

  • Episode 87: Poppa Cheese Is In The Mood For A Shrimp Burrito

    Episode  |  December 27th, 2018  |  35 mins 33 secs
    aquaman, chess, dc, holidays, lazy sunday, marvel, review, youtube

    It is the holidays, which means there must be a super hero movie in the theater. In this completely spoiler-free podcast we break down our thoughts on Aquaman, why there is no Christmas chess tournament, and so much more.

  • Episode 86: Face, Google, Snap Time

    Episode  |  December 20th, 2018  |  36 mins 21 secs
    aquaman, chess, coffee, dc, planet earth, tech

    One week until Christmas and all Danny and Motz can talk about is Aquaman, technology blunders, and Planet Earth 2. We also throw a little chess awesomeness in there :)

  • Episode 85: Hess & Rensch Snap Heard Around The World

    Episode  |  December 13th, 2018  |  27 mins 14 secs
    avengers, godzilla, hess, movies, world chess championship

    It has been a few weeks, but we are back together forever with a full breakdown on our absence. We also chat about the new Avengers & Godzilla trailers and our holiday plans.

  • Episode 84: Chess Grandmaster Robert Hess Takeover

    Episode  |  November 29th, 2018  |  32 mins 7 secs
    carlsen, caruana, chess, coffee, life, tech, wcc

    Chess Grandmaster Robert Hess joins Danny (while James is off traveling the world) to review everything that was the 2018 World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana.

  • Episode 83: Urban Hiking with Carlsen

    Episode  |  November 22nd, 2018  |  41 mins 15 secs
    carlsen, chess, coffee, family, gym, moving, tech, wcc

    We are back from a break and the WCC is in full swing! Before that though we have lots of life happening for the greater awesome. Motz does some urban hiking and joined a Gym and Danny just moved! We also break down all the WCC!

  • Episode 82: OOF - Watching Chess

    Episode  |  November 15th, 2018  |  53 secs
    chess, coffee, ooff, tech, world chess championship

    We are out of office this week, but don't worry we will be back next week with more Blunders goodness.

  • Episode 81: Car vs Car: Sponsored by Starburst

    Episode  |  November 8th, 2018  |  22 mins 41 secs
    caps, carlsen, caruana, chess, coffee, starburst, world chess championship

    It is go time! Carlsen vs Caruana in the 2018 World Chess Championship and we have full unofficial coverage! Also lots of silly talk about corn and Starburst!

  • Episode 80: Trick or Treat

    Episode  |  November 1st, 2018  |  20 mins 37 secs
    chess, coffee, tech

    Danny is on the move... literally, while Motz is trying to play catch up from a week in the Dominican Republic.

  • Episode 79: The Isle of not-only-Man

    Episode  |  October 25th, 2018  |  13 mins 20 secs
    chess, the isle of man

    The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man....

  • Episode 78: All About Those Bits, Give Me Subs

    Episode  |  October 18th, 2018  |  32 mins 32 secs
    bits, chess, coffee, en passant, hand and brain, subs, twitch, winks

    This week we talk about Twitch streaming culture and community for Bits and Subs, Motz is blown away by the recent Hand & Brain chess battle, and get to some listener feedback.

  • Episode 77: Social Blundering

    Episode  |  October 11th, 2018  |  41 mins 50 secs
    awkward, chess, coffee, life, poker, tech, thanksgiving, trolls

    Motz attends his second Canadian Thanksgiving and completely makes it awkward by accident. Danny is joining the poker game and discusses trolls of the internet.

  • Episode 76: Stalking Ourselves On The Internet

    Episode  |  October 4th, 2018  |  36 mins 55 secs
    chess, drake, hip-hop, merch, parenting, privacy, tech

    No topic is off limits this week as Motz and Danny get into data privacy, chess.com merch, fatherhood, and hip-hop!