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
Happy Heavy Falcon Landing Day
Episode | February 15th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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!
Sports Ball Solo Bowl
Episode | February 8th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
I'm Sore Right Now: Old Man Stories
Episode | February 1st, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
You Were The Chosen One
Episode | January 25th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
Ballistic Missile Dodgeball
Episode | January 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
Ready Player AlphaZero
Episode | January 11th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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.
The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Bag
Episode | January 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 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 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.
We're Going to Disneyland
Episode | December 21st, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.
AlphaZero Meets Laser Dome
Episode | December 14th, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.
AlphaZero Takes Over The World
Episode | December 7th, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.
Working for Danny
Episode | November 30th, 2017 | Season 1 | 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 week's episode.
Being Thankful for Carl
Episode | November 23rd, 2017 | Season 1 | 34 mins 15 secs
carl, chess, coffee, magnus, tech, thanksgiving london
It is our very first holiday spectacular! Danny and Motz spend Thanksgiving together, talking life, Carl, chess, and how to properly attend an OTB chess game!
Ambidextrous Coffee Grinding
Episode | November 16th, 2017 | Season 1 | 41 mins 23 secs
ai, chess, coffee, engines, machine learning, parenting, presenting, travel
This episode almost didn't happen! Motz is off presenting around the globe and Danny has been crushing Chess and Twitch, but that didn't stop these two from more coffee, tech, and chess!
Title Tuesday Madness
Episode | November 9th, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.
Bidet Best Practices
Episode | November 2nd, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.
My One Friend Cuba Gooding Jr.
Episode | October 26th, 2017 | Season 1 | 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.