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Posted by on Nov 16, 2013

SVU Fancast #1

SVU Fancast #1

The first episode!

Welcome to SVU Cast, where we celebrate everything about the Heavy Meta community. In this episode we talk beer with Steve (@slickjagger). Steve gives us the run down on what it’s like to be a beer cicerone. We talk craft beer and get some recommendations. After that, we talk with Michael (@gingeritalian) about his love of the SVU, his tattoo and a new addition to his family. Josh (@theproxyguy) also gives us an update on how his proxy community is going, and there is some important homework for the SVU that everyone is going to enjoy!

Rough Draught blog –

Don’t forget to listen to Heavy Meta and check out all the great stuff at ManaDeprived!

Your homework:

  • 1 bottle of Strongbow cider
  • 2 shots of Kraken rum

Mix the two together in a pint glass and enjoy!

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Special thanks to @offensivemtg for working his audio editing magic and to @kytmagic for being awesome.

  • Heya gang, so excited to hear the first official SVU cast! You guys are making my Saturday night #OldBoringLady ๐Ÿ™‚

    • RobotLarge

      Thanks Nina. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nick Elnutz

    Good first (or second) episode guys. Can’t wait for more stories from the SVU.

    • RobotLarge

      Thanks Nick. Stay tuned and you’ll get to know more and more about everyone in our community.

  • RobotLarge

    Don’t forget to keep an eye on our various media feeds for future episodes: My twitter at @robotlarge, or the heavy meta google+ page.

  • Great start! It was wonderful hearing @slickjagger talk about beer, because he mentioned all my favorites (though I personally love the Warhead-esque feeling of Tart of Darkness).

    Once I actually wake up(mentally), I plan on heading to the grocery store to complete my “homework”. Booze in less strong booze? Sounds like something I can get behind.

    • Hehe yeah I’m tempted primarily because the ONLY thing I still like to drink is Strongbow. It’s like apple jolly ranchers turned into…booze. Addictive lol.

      • RobotLarge

        We would never steer you wrong Nina. You should give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • RobotLarge

      Yeah Steve was an amazing guest. His passion for beer really came through, although from talking with him it seems that he is passionate about life in general. I can’t wait to meet him face to face one day.

  • Pearsall

    If the Eh Team is team A, and Heavy Meta is team B, what is this?

    • RobotLarge

      This is a new addition to the ManaDeprived family, and we’re proud to be a part of it.

  • Well I just finished listening to the cast, well done lads! It was great to hear about Steve and Michael and also the hosts, Mike and Josh!

    I had no idea that the US had such a diverse beer culture, no disrespect at all. Its great to hear a member of the SVU is so knowledgeable.

    I finally want to say how cool it was to hear from Michael listening about his family and what influence HM had on his life.

    Thanks for the cast boys and cant wait for the next one.

    • I hope you’re not discounting the New Zealand craft beer scene, Les! Renaissance Brewing out of Blenheim makes some really delicious brews (had a bottle of their Enlightenment Great Punkin imperial pumpkin ale last month), and 8 Wired Brewing Co (also of Blenheim) has one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had (Hopwired).

      • RobotLarge

        So many people knowledgeable about beer in the SVU!

      • You are so right Kyle, I went to school with the founder of Croucher brewing and made sure to support him (by drinking as much of his nectar of the gods as humanly possible) also as a summer drop I’m a sucker of Steinlager pure. (It’s easy to get in Oz and it reminds me of home)

        But one brew I love is Speights Dark Ale, it’s made for the man that’s wants to drink and feel like they have just finished a hard days work in the South Island high country.

        But I will look to see if they sell Kraken in Oz and do some homework. #SVUpride

    • RobotLarge

      Thanks Les! One day we’re going to get you on the cast to tell us all about yourself too.

      • Oh I hope your ready brother! It will be a wild ride! Make it a Gongwana Land episode and Mildy and I will wreck it!

        • RobotLarge

          I wouldn’t do it any other way. Stay tuned for a future episode, folks!

  • BTW thanks for the mention and a special shout out to Josh who remembered I’m and Kiwi and NOT and Aussie!

  • Great job Roboto & Proxy Guy. Thanks for the shout out Steve, I appreciate it. It was great to hear more details from Slick & Gingertalian. Glad Michael’s wife & children are doing well. Hopefully we get to drink & booze cube & drink again sooner rather than later, and hopefully more of the SVU can join in.

    • RobotLarge

      Thanks Tommy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sweet Ep guys, cant wait for the nxt one to come out

    • RobotLarge

      You’re the best, Mildy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great 1st show gentlemen. Can’t wait to hear more. Also good call on the magic hat #9 slick jagger.

    • RobotLarge

      Thanks Peter!

  • Nimuro a.k.a. Niek van Buuren

    Just finished listening to the first SVU cast, and I have to say it is awesome that you guys have created this community based on the love for Heavy Meta. Can’t wait to delve deeper and see (or hear) what is next.

    • RobotLarge

      Niek, don’t forget that you’re a part of this community too. We want to make sure we get to know everyone as best we can

    • RobotLarge

      Awesome Rico.. much appreciated

  • krakenjacked

    good show, guys. keep it up and stuff. i guess. whatever. like bleh.

  • Great job guys I really appreciate the shout out. My work was completed in no small part with help from the SVU. Thank you SVU for helping me look good. If anyone on the picture wants them selfs done solo for their profil pic let me know and I’ll make it happen.

    • RobotLarge

      Great offer Chad. Keep up the good work and thanks for being out there, flying around. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RobotLarge

    Um.. thanks Rob. I guess.. and

  • I have to say that you guys put out a killer show. I love the format of picking 1-3 members of the SVU for each ep and getting to know them more. Keep it up boys!

    • RobotLarge

      Thanks Matty. I really appreciate the feedback. SVU fo life!

  • HELL YEA !!! Good job guys, makes me proud to be part of this community.

    As for homework……I tried it…..a few times can’t remember how good it was……I do remember 7 empty strongbow cans…and a bottle of kraken….

    Keep it up, this was sweet


    • RobotLarge

      I still haven’t managed to try it myself. Life has just been to busy. This weekend though. Told my wife I have homework to do. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Great job… for a bunch of chumps! <3

  • Robot!! Z!! You guys continue to amaze me. I love the cast. Not only cause you talk about me… Lol but because I love getting to know all of the SVU members and hearing their stories. Best of luck and let us know if you need anything!!
    P.S. The SVU cocktail has my seal of approval ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • RobotLarge

      Thanks Kevy. One day soon we’ll get YOU on the cast. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nicholas

    In the face of mevy meta closing up shop I’ve pivoted to listening to you all as my go to podcast. I started it up yesterday while counting invintory for the store. Made time fly just like the boys. Thanks for the content and a way for me to member fun times and hear about new ones. Thanks.