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 | November 9th, 2017 | 45 mins 59 secs
chess, coffee, fellow, madness, servers, title tuesday, travel
Danny puts out fires with his good friend Magnus as Title Tuesday's biggest event gets off to a bumpy start, while Motz is back from his long voyage from Latin America and has plenty of stories to be told.
Episode | November 2nd, 2017 | 35 mins 9 secs
chess, coffee, cross-fit, halloween, marvel, off topic, tech, thor
This week Danny and Motz go a bit off the deep end and off topic on all things bidets, Halloween, cross-fit, and the intricacies of the Marvel universe.
Episode | October 26th, 2017 | 44 mins 43 secs
cgj, chess, coffee, cuba gooding jr., directing, movies, twitchcon
This week Danny walks us through his legendary 30 seconds of directing a film staring My Friend Cuba Gooding Jr., Motz breaks down a proper date night, and we can't shut up about foreign languages.
Episode | October 19th, 2017 | 49 mins 3 secs
airports, chess, coffee, escape zombie city, mafia, microsoft, running, tech, travel
Both Danny and Motz are off jet setting across the globe, but that doesn't stop them from playing amazing board games, drinking coffee, and playing tons of chess! Danny finally fills us in on his dispute and win over Microsoft and Motz runs frantically through airports!
Episode | October 12th, 2017 | 52 mins 57 secs
birthday, chess, coffee, nintendo, paris, snes classic, star wars, tech, travel
A new week, a new podcast format, a brand new Coffeehouse Blunders! We kick off episode 26 with a brand new format but with all the great coffee, tech, and chess that you know and love from Motz and Danny.
Episode | October 5th, 2017 | 44 mins 34 secs
carl, chess, coffee, food, france, magnus, travel
Motz travels to France to experience the finest food and drink, Danny tries to stay sane with his kids' fall break, and Magnus continues his world domination!
Episode | September 28th, 2017 | 46 mins 17 secs
chess, coffee, four player chess, hamilton, life work, stranger things, tech
Four player chess goes viral, Motz tries to remember what he did last weekend in Chicago, and Danny attempts to find that perfect life/work balance. All this and more chess, tech, and coffee goodness on this week's show including an analysis of Wizard's Chess in Harry Potter.
Episode | September 21st, 2017 | 41 mins 52 secs
apple, chess, coffee, computer chess, computer chess championship, four player chess, google, iphone x, pixel 2, world chess championship
With the announcement of the Computer Chess Championship are chess engines set to take over the world?!?! How is Danny enjoying his new coffee setup, and will Motz be allowed to enter Brazil when he heads out there in a few weeks?
Episode | September 14th, 2017 | 49 mins 8 secs
apple, chess, coffee, december coffee dripper, iphone, iphone x, isle of man, magnus, technology
Danny finally has the near perfect coffee setup with the help of Motz and his coffee obsession. Motz is getting ready to travel the entire world, while Danny couldn't be more excited about the Isle of Man and our main man Carl Magnuson getting ready to crush it.
Article | September 12th, 2017
By James Montemagno
coffee, december dripper, pour over, review
Motz reviews the December Coffee Dripper: The first pourover coffee dripper designed completely by specialty coffee experts. Let's see if it is true what they say, that now brewing perfect coffee is easier than ever!
Episode | September 7th, 2017 | 45 mins 20 secs
chess world cup, coffee, december dripper, fellow coffee, four player chess, nathan for you, pax, penny arcade expo, pour over, space, video games
What a week! It is the start of the Chess World Cup, aka the largest chess event of the year. Danny crushes it in some four player chess and now has access to some of the best coffee making tools thanks to Motz.
Episode | August 31st, 2017 | 44 mins 16 secs
alexa, camping, chess, coffee, echo, engine, flights, frontier, glamping, speed chess, travel, whole foods
Summer is coming to a close, but chess is rocketing to all new heights just like Motz is on his first ever Frontier airlines flight. All this while Danny takes to glamping.
Episode | August 24th, 2017 | 43 mins 27 secs
chess, coffee, pro chess, solar eclipse, speed chess
It is total eclipse week and both Motz and Danny survived without staring into the sun for too long. Danny locks in some speed chess championship while Motz reminds everyone to donate their solar eclipse glasses.
Episode | August 17th, 2017 | 49 mins 40 secs
blitz, chess, chess vision, computer, ebike, kasparov, mastering chess, net neutrality, saint louis rapid blitz
The wait for Kasparov is over! This week he is back in full force at Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and we take a look at the early results. All of this is happening while Motz is zooming around on a new eBike, Danny steps up his computer game, and we take a look into net neutrality and its impact on everyone.
Episode | August 10th, 2017 | 44 mins 50 secs
ai, chess, coffee, good coffee, hario, heat, kids, parenthood, seattle, seeing ai
This week Danny explores the wonderful world of at home ground coffee, playing blitz with giant chess pieces, and why his kids are awesome. Motz on the other hand is trying to beat the Seattle heat and explores the world of AI.
Episode | August 3rd, 2017 | 38 mins 37 secs
ai, chess, chrome, coffee, edge, hotel robots, pour over, robots, tesla, trash talk
School is in full swing for Danny's kids and Motz has gone completely overboard on organizing his home office and it feels great. On top of that we discuss robots and trash talking chess players!