Daniel (Danny) Rensch is an International Chess Master, the Vice President of Chess.com (LLC) and ChessKid.com, one of the world's most well-known chess broadcasters, and an accomplished chess trainer/coach. Danny is married with 4 kids, so when he's not providing 'edutainment' (his own, ridiculous made-up word for what he does) to global chess audiences, he's likely playing ball, shooting hoops, or losing to one of his children at a random video game of their choice.
Challenge Danny on chess.com, watch him on Chess.com's YouTube and Twitch, and geek out on his Wikipedia page.
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 | January 17th, 2019 | 20 mins 58 secs
What is there to say. Danny is amazing.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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!