Bert Kreischer's podcast question about dogs
'Brotherly Love' podcast: Sorta-sober Bert asks about 'five things you wish you could incorporate in your life that dogs come by seamlessly'
I have stopped and started many podcasts, but there are five I’m loyal to. I tune in to “This American Life” every Sunday; love Will Smith’s “Class of ‘88”; “Brown Vegan” made me a better cook and convinced me to try veganism a second time; and I am excited about Trevor Noah’s new “What Now?” podcast. Then, there’s my love-semi-hate relationship with the “Brotherly Love” podcast. I get annoyed at how the oldest two interrupt Andrew Lawrence, and I grit my teeth when politics or race comes up. (My opinions are drastically different than [at least] one of the three.)
Still, what draws me back in are ‘80s baby childhood memories and cool moments on the show. They have twice made me a fan of somebody I didn’t think much of before this podcast aired: Tom Arnold and Bert Kreischer. I liked those two so much I even listened to a 2.5-hour podcast episode between them without the Lawrence brothers.
I don’t know why this trio has Bert Kreischer around so much. I didn’t have a clue who the comedian was until the Lawrence brothers interviewed him, but I tuned in to watch him cook on “Something’s Burning” and their episode together on “Bertcast.”
In their third appearance together, Bert’s take on dogs caught my attention. I’ve liked dogs since I was 9 years old when my mother got a Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd crossbreed after a home burglary. Post-college and after our second dog (a German Shepherd) died, I was hell bent on getting my own dog. And when my condo association wouldn’t initially allow dogs, I was going to be a dog walking, dog sitting and dog boarding fanatic. From March 2019 and onward, I did just that.
I’m not quite sure why drinking alcohol affected Bert’s mood when it came to dogs, but there was a fascinating conversation at the 54:15-mark about how he didn’t used to acknowledge dogs or be as positive around them when he was drinking. (Whiskey sour or iced tea, my love for dogs is the same.) Almost three months sober from liquor, Bert now oddly has a different appreciation for dogs. Mid-discussion, he asked the brothers the following question:
“Five things you wish you could incorporate in your life that dogs come by seamlessly?”
Before you read my five answers below, pause for a second and think about what your answers would be.