SlapperCast is a weekly podcast by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist) and Chad Richard Smalley (bassist). Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope. Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.


November 28, 2023 31 mins
Blaggards regroup afterThanksgiving and prepare for a tour through Arizona... featuring footage from Paddy's visit to the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Show dates ( Facebook ( Bandsintown ( Follow us on social media YouTube ( Facebook (
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This one was recorded en route to College Station, with Patrick's daughter Tara running camera once again. We talk about Patrick giving up sugar, our upcoming Arizona tour dates, ROCK THE SHELTER benefit at the Continental Club Houston, the disturbing prevalence of autotune in popular music, and why Turbo hates killing songs. SHINE-A-LIGHTS: HARRY NILSSON - Spaceman RV · Faith No More htt...
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November 14, 2023 47 mins
Episode 248 was recorded en route to Sherwood Forest Faire for a show during their "Hynafol" role-playing event. Our special guest this week is Patrick's daughter Tara, who runs camera and joins in the discussion. Discussed: The weird trend of doing slow, depressing covers of upbeat songs Tracy Chapman, Oasis, Strung Out, The Beatles, Danzig The power of live music to bring people together Why does Turbo look like a drummer? Funny...
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November 7, 2023 33 mins
SlapperCast Episode 247: "Skyscrapers of Dublin" Watch this episode on YouTube: Instead of getting some rest upon returning home from Ireland this past Thursday, Patrick, Turbo and Chad dove straight into another three days of gigs. Episode 247 was recorded on the way to Saturday's gig in Galveston at AXECADE during the Lone Star Rally (the largest motorcycle rally in Texas). We recap the Ireland tour,...
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October 31, 2023 14 mins
This one was recorded in the lobby of the Killarney Plaza Hotel on the fourth night of our 2023 Ireland Tour, with footage from the tour interspersed throughout. We give you an update on the trip so far, with an eye on next year. This tour, our ninth one so far, has been going wonderfully and I think we can say without hesitation that it's the best one yet. Watch this episode on YouTube:
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October 24, 2023 38 mins
Watch this episode on YouTube: Episode 245 was recorded over a week in advance, as we knew we'd be busy getting ready for Ireland. This was on the way to our first gig at the Southeast Texas Renaissance Faire in Kirbyville, the morning after our gig at the Pub McDonough in Granbury. Lots of music discussion in this episode, and also some talk about music biopics. This morning (Tuesday Oct 24, 2023), w...
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October 17, 2023 31 mins
SlapperCast Episode 244: "Interc★nty" Recorded on the road en route to Granbury, TX, this episode is mostly about songs we're sick of vs. songs we still love. Chris Isaak, Jonathan Richman, the Vapors, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Venomous Pinks, etc. Also, Patrick and Chad try to articulate why they detest most mainstream rock from the 1990s. 00:00:00 — Intro / Show Updates 00:03:29 — Turbo and Chad's close call 00:04:28 — More Show Upd...
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October 10, 2023 28 mins
SlapperCast Episode 243: "Manscaping Accident" Structurally this is our weirdest episode yet, recorded in three separate bits and stitched together like Frankenstein's monster. Because of time constraints with Turbo flying back into town Saturday afternoon (a flight he nearly missed by hair, as you'll hear), Paddy drove himself to and from our gig in Brenham while Turbo and Chad carpooled from Turbo's house. So we filmed two separa...
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October 3, 2023 85 mins
SlapperCast Episode 242: "National Coffee Day" Episode 242, recorded yesterday on the road to our gig in Lewisville, TX, and again on the way home. Kelli's Song Kill Playlist: Watch this episode on YouTube: ONE MORE TIME - BLINK 182 DON'T CHANGE - INXS LOVE AIN'T NO STRANGE...
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September 26, 2023 23 mins
SlapperCast Episode 241: "The Low-Hanging Fruit Edition" Recorded en route to Round Rock, Patrick and Chad talk about recent exploits and wonder which songs of their own should be killed. Discussed: Greg Kihn, Thin Lizzy, Grand Slam, Barry Manilow and Squeeze. (Additional video footage courtesy of Ellen Reeves) 00:00:00 — Show updates 00:04:08 — What Blaggards songs should be "killed"? 00:11:43 — Songs kills / resurrections Show da...
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September 19, 2023 56 mins
SlapperCast Episode 240 was recorded on the way to College Station and back. We recap some recent shows, and talk about Renaissance festivals and the amazing dedication that rennies have to that whole experience. Heide joins us for the second segment on the ride home, where we kill some songs and talk about what famous musicians we might be afraid to piss off. Show dates ( Facebook (http...
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September 12, 2023 31 mins
SlapperCast Episode 239: Shepherd's Pie This one was recorded en route to and from Sherwood Forest Faire for their annual Celtic Music Festival. Special guest stars this time: Stacie "The1Moxie" Newton and Jackie, who together did a terrific job filling in for Merch Maiden during the festival. The whole experience was wonderful as always, and the new Greenwoode stage is a HUGE improvement over the original one. Also MASSIVE thanks ...
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SlapperCast Episode 238: The Years That Should Have Killed Me This episode was recorded on Saturday, August 26, on our way to College Station. 00:00:00 — Intro and tour updates 00:00:22 — O'Bannon's 18th Birthday 00:09:20 — More gig updates 00:10:18 — Guinness in plastic cups? 00:12:38 — Why are ceramic cups best for coffee? 00:15:32 — Live music or sex? 00:17:02 — Song kills / resurrections 00:22:02 — The Years That Should Have ...
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August 29, 2023 39 mins
SlapperCast 237: "Song & Cymbals" This is a fun one, recorded in the van shortly after leaving the Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering in Hamilton, Montana. 00:00:00 — Intro / Bitterroot Celtic Gathering & Games recap 00:09:07 — The food we ate at the festival 00:10:59 — Our van snacks 00:13:24 — Turbo serenaded at grocery store 00:15:53 — The story of Heide's misplaced boots 00:19:01 — Song kills & resurrections 00:30:19 — If you...
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August 22, 2023 63 mins
This week we give you an update from the road, recorded during a day off while staying with our friends Jay, Jill, Kate & Kyle Hoellen in Yutan, NE. In this episode we talk about music production styles and— most importantly–COFFEE. We also have PART TWO of our conversation with our friends brothers Matt and John Werner of SASSANACHS (, wherein we talk about recording, what makes a great band and a great...
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August 15, 2023 72 mins
This week, we give you an update from the road AND introduce you to brothers Matt and John Werner of the band SASSANACHS ( We shared the stage with them twice this summer, most recently this past Saturday at Emma Creek Barn in Hesston KS. We LOVE these guys and can't wait to see them again… we know you'll dig them, too. This is part one of a two-part conversation... tune in next week for part two. ALSO...
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All four band members are on deck as we prepare to hit the road later this week! Also discussed: Turbo's new endorsement deal with SJC Custom Drums, Heide's ear-training class, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel, Living Colour and Spacehog. Show dates ( Facebook ( Bandsintown ( Follow us on social media YouTube (...
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August 1, 2023 42 mins
This week, Turbo breaks the news about his new endorsement deal with SJC Custom Drums! Also: the Police, Robyn Hitchcock and Propagandhi. 00:00:00 — Intro and gig updates 00:14:09 — Turbo's Endorsement Deal with SJC Custom Drums 00:20:37 — More gig updates 00:22:00 — TRILOGY BREW 00:27:19 — Song kills / resurrections 00:37:23 — Ireland Tour updates 00:39:50 — Upcoming tour dates Show dates (
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July 25, 2023 44 mins
Blaggards report from the road, recorded en route from Weston, MO, to Little Rock, AR. 00:00:00 — Intro / Rocky Road to Dublin call-and-response 00:00:47 — Report from the road 00:05:52 — More "Rocky Road to Dublin" LIVE 00:17:51 — Song kills / resurrections 00:25:44 — Thoughts on TOM PETTY 00:31:22 — Tuning instruments on stage at the worst possible time 00:36:59 — Upcoming shows 00:42:19 — Wrap up and THANK YOU 00:43:02 — Heide ...
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July 18, 2023 32 mins
Heide joins us from Phoenix to talk about upcoming tour dates. Show dates ( Facebook ( Bandsintown ( Follow us on social media YouTube ( Facebook ( Twitter ( Instagram ( Bec...
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