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
Danny Reads YouTube Comments
Episode | January 24th, 2019 | Season 1 | 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.
Super Dad & International Master Daniel Rensch
Episode | January 17th, 2019 | Season 1 | 20 mins 58 secs
What is there to say. Danny is amazing.
Danny... The Neural Network Expert
Episode | January 10th, 2019 | Season 1 | 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.
Just Call Me Ninja
Episode | January 3rd, 2019 | Season 1 | 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.
Poppa Cheese Is In The Mood For A Shrimp Burrito
Episode | December 27th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
Face, Google, Snap Time
Episode | December 20th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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 :)
Hess & Rensch Snap Heard Around The World
Episode | December 13th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
Chess Grandmaster Robert Hess Takeover
Episode | November 29th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
Urban Hiking with Carlsen
Episode | November 22nd, 2018 | Season 1 | 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!
OOF - Watching Chess
Episode | November 15th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
Car vs Car: Sponsored by Starburst
Episode | November 8th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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!
Trick or Treat
Episode | November 1st, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
The Isle of not-only-Man
Episode | October 25th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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....
All About Those Bits, Give Me Subs
Episode | October 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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 | Season 1 | 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.
Stalking Ourselves On The Internet
Episode | October 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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!