Firsts! - Remember Your First Time?
Firsts! - November 2, 2018 - First Experience With Death; First Internet Memory

Firsts! - November 2, 2018 - First Experience With Death; First Internet Memory

December 16, 2018

For our November edition we welcome Becky, a commercial furniture salesperson!  After she pulls two topics at once from the always interesting "Machine of Firsts" we discuss our first experiences with death. We learn how Becky, a self described "cat lady" learned the finer points of cat care when she was young. Mike freaks us out with a Pink Floyd backed death memory, and Chad relates a touching story of a neighbor.  We move on to happier topics, that seem to center around chat rooms.  Becky tells us some of her siblings challenges with "more sophisticated" internet sites, and we end on another touching chat room memory from AOL.  

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"  Vist our new location at 365 Main Ave.

Note that this episode contains a little adult language. And discusses death. And the internet. You've been warned! 

Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the bumper music

Firsts! - October 6, 2018 - First Time Disobeying Parents, First Drink

Firsts! - October 6, 2018 - First Time Disobeying Parents, First Drink

October 26, 2018

For our October edition we record during the Green Bay Improv Festival, and are joined by two veteran improv comedians, Tim Stoltenberg & Linda Taylor-Williams!  Tim pulls "First Time Disobeying Parents" and we learn about why yo-yos don't fit in VCR's.  Mike flips the bird to his mom, Linda gets caught in a lie about margaritas, and tells us why white velcro pants are the coolest!  Linda draws "First Drink" and we all share tales of our first time with "The Demon Rum"...Chad celebrates a wedding with Southern Comfort...and a smoke detector; Tim explains what pull tabs are, and yes, Boone's Farm makes an appearance! 

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"  Vist our new location at 365 Main Ave.

Note that this episode contains adult language.

Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the bumper music

Firsts! - August 4, 2018 - First Live Sports Event; First Time Drinking Legally

Firsts! - August 4, 2018 - First Live Sports Event; First Time Drinking Legally

August 25, 2018

For our August edition, we are joined by Frances, who drove 500 miles just to take in our podcast (well, so she says). She draws "First Live Sports Event" and "First Time Drinking Legally"  We get into tales of our first sports event, which for Chad & Frances involve drunk people. We learn about inflation on Packer ticket prices, Frances hangs around a tough crowd at her game, and Mike gets sent out to "deeeeep left field".   Frances draws "First One Night Stand" and immediatey defers, along with Mike.  Begrudgingly, Chad agrees and Frances then draws "First Time Drinking Legally".  We learn how Frances hung out with "Hip Young Nuns" at her school; Mikes tales of loves lost in France; and Chad tells us what a police stakeout really is!   

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"  Vist our new location at 365 Main Ave.

Note that this episode contains adult language.

Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the bumper music

Firsts ! - July 7, 2018 - First Computer; First Rejection

Firsts ! - July 7, 2018 - First Computer; First Rejection

July 7, 2018

We're back!  For July's Firsts!, we're joined by Josh, who's a hard working millwright, right?  He draws "First Computer" and exposes the hardship of living with dial-up internet. Chad relates tales of the Apple II, and how Choplifter was ahead of its time.  Josh draws again and audibles at "First Time Holding A Baby" as being, well, not exciting enough.  We move to "First Rejection" and learn how Mike is "Gonna Make You Sweat", why middle school is a trying time for everyone, no means no, and that fleeing a scene doesn't necessarily mean you're rejected.  Josh takes the advice and flees the stage before the show is even over.  

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"  Vist our new location at 365 Main Ave.

Note that this episode contains adult language.

Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the bumper music, and Eric Hasenjager for being the most excelllent of MC's.  

Firsts! - May 5, 2018 - First Concert; First Vacation Experience

Firsts! - May 5, 2018 - First Concert; First Vacation Experience

May 13, 2018

For May's edition of Firsts!, we're joined by Jennifer, who works with data!  Jennifer draws "First Concert Experience" and shares her near brush with death at a Guns N Roses concert. Mike relives his Madonna concert, and Chad recalls why being accompanied by your parents to a concert isn't always fun, Yaz?  Jennifer then draws "First Vacation Experience", Chad wets his pants on the way to New Mexico; Jennifer shares her "Dog Whispering" story; and Mike gets injured by a possilby rabid squirrel, which is immediately dispatched by his father and a softball bat. 

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"  Vist our new location at 365 Main Ave, open 7 days a week at 11AM ! 

Note that this episode contains adult language.

You can buy Mike Eserkaln's new book, The Continuing Adventures of Byron & Bing: Sunset Gold, on Amazon

Special Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the theme music, and Conrad Kamschulte for running the booth! 

Firsts! Live Podcast - First Time Stealing Something; First Time Fired or Quit a Job

Firsts! Live Podcast - First Time Stealing Something; First Time Fired or Quit a Job

April 28, 2018

For April's Firsts!, we're joined by audience volunteer Cameron who markets all over the Green Bay area.  After Cameron quizes the guys on the history of "Firsts!" he draws "First Time Stealing Something".  Mike fulfills the cliche "Kid in a Candy Store" theft...and is the only one of the three that got caught.  Cameron maintained a crime free life until college, when everything went downhill, and we learned how Chad ripped off the Parent Teacher Organization, trying to win a Packer football. We move on to "First Time Fired From or Quit A Job".  Chad bores everyone with a farming story, but redeems himself with a story of locking an innocent guy in a semi trailer; Cameron changes to "should-a's" and tells us when he should have gotten fired, for crashing a lawn mower, and Mike reveals a story about being fired as a writer for a radio show. 

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"  Vist our new location at 365 Main Ave, open 7 days a week at 11AM ! 

Note that this episode contains adult language.

Special Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the theme music.

Firsts! - March 3, 2018 - First High School Memory; First Time Selling Something

Firsts! - March 3, 2018 - First High School Memory; First Time Selling Something

March 11, 2018

For March's Firsts!, it's our first time in our new location, 365 Main in DePere!  Joining us is audience volunteer Barbara.  We chat about our first high school memory, including Chad's mistaken purchase of an elevator pass, Barbara's muscle cars, and how Mike went to school "all swelled up."  We don our saleperson's hats, talking mostly about fundraising and how you gotta have people that wanna buy, if you wanna sell! 

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"  Vist our new location at 365 Main Ave, open 7 days a week at 11AM ! 

Note that this episode contains adult language.

Special Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the theme music, and Gary Radke for working the board!

Firsts! - February 3, 2018 - First Airplane Ride; First Job

Firsts! - February 3, 2018 - First Airplane Ride; First Job

February 10, 2018

In February's edition of Firsts!, we're joined by audience volunteer Patrick.  We discuss our first airplane ride, and why Patrick prefers to ride in the lavatory.  Chad's lifelong love of aviation started with a $5 ride, and we share our love of the Recombobulation Area in Milwaukee.  Moving on to our first jobs, we learn how Mike while caddying managed to still get a tip while making the player do some of the workl; and how an udder bath stimulates a cow to milk. 

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"  Come and see our new location, just a few doors down, 363 Main St, opening March 1st!   

Note that this episode contains adult language.

Special Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the theme music, and Sean Yahn for working the board!  

Firsts! January 12, 2018 - First Nude Scene Watched; First Theme Park Memory

Firsts! January 12, 2018 - First Nude Scene Watched; First Theme Park Memory

January 15, 2018

It's the start of Season Two of Firsts!  We're joined by Julia, who figures out 9 minutes in that yes, this is really a podcast!  We chat about teachers hiring kids for political campaigns, and why there's never any "guy parts".  Mike shares why "Sproing" is what he'll be remembered for.  Moving on to our next topic...Disney seems to be the theme of the theme park, although Chad was just lucky to get to Great America.  We learn why Julia loves the Lion King, and she's crestfallen when she realizes our "Free gifts" isn't a trip to Disney.  

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room Lounge in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room Lounge in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"

Note that this episode contains adult language.

Special Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the theme music, and MC Jim Lauer for working the board!  

Firsts! - December 1, 2017 - First Serious Regret; First Time Having Sex; First Credit Card

Firsts! - December 1, 2017 - First Serious Regret; First Time Having Sex; First Credit Card

December 7, 2017

It's the one year anniversary of Firsts!  We celebrate with a three-fer! In this months edition, we're joined by Steve, a marketing student.  Mike and Chad tussle briefly and then we learn about Chad's homesickness affliction, why hockey encourages violence, and Mike's funeral fail.  The original genesis of the idea for the podcast is drawn "First Time Having Sex" and we all chat about our first time, which takes longer to talk about than the "act" itself.  Steve has to "fess up" in front of his sister.  Mike especially impresses with a Christmas tale of love and warehouse parking lots.  Finally, we wrap up with First Credit Card, learning about Steve's love of Ireland, and why Chad is a spending addict.

Firsts! Co-Hosted by Mike Eserkaln and Chad Nehring, with a live audience and audience volunteer guest at the Green Room Lounge in DePere.  We draw from our "Machine of Random Firsts" and discuss the topics generated.  Join us (generally) the first Saturday of each month, 11PM (or so) at the Green Room Lounge in DePere, Wisconsin for our live broadcast of "Firsts!"

Note that this episode contains adult language, themes, and a discussion of having sex in cars. You decide which one is worse. 

Special Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the theme music, and Jacob Zeise for working the booth!