BaR Rated Radio
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Welcome to BaR Rated Radio!!! Home of our weekly podcast, the N.E.R.D Music Show and other great programming from your favorite BaR Rated Trivia hosts!!!

On "THE BaR RATED PODCAST", you can train your brain with Rob Goldberg (formally of "The Rock 106.9 WCCC-FM"), Sarah Wads (BRE Marketing Dir.) and a revolving cast of other hosts and industry friends as they fill you in on all things BaR Rated, play games and update you on our ever-growing weekly live trivia game location list!!!

Win great weekly prizes from our sponsors along with FREE POINTS at your next BaR Rated Trivia game by listening for the "#5PointPhrase" near the end of every show!!!!! Plus, we close out each podcast with a great song from a different amazing local New England musical artist each week.

Shows are posted every Monday to support that week's game schedule.

And email us at for sponsorship information and to win great weekly weekly prizes!!!!

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    BRP #128: Week of 3/9/20 - 3rd Annual Hartbeat Music Festival Announcement & Band Feature Show!!!

    IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER LOCAL MUSIC SHOWCASE EPISODE!!! In honor of the upcoming 3rd Annual Hartbeat Music Festival happinging on September 12th we have a podcast for you featuring 9 (yes, NINE) amazing artists from the Hartford area who will be participating in this years festivities down at Riverfront Plaza in downtown Hartford!!! Listen in as Goldberg, Wadsy and special guest Earl Henrichon of The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music (#POSSM) chat about last year's festival, fill you in on what to expect this year and play some amazing local tracks from the bands.

    We don't know how to time-stamp the shows, but here are the bands and songs in order of them being played: Among the Acres with "Falling", Joon with "Don't Hesitate", Self Suffice with "Aware: Chapter 12", Nikita with "Don't Make Her Wait", The Alpaca Gnomes with "Honey", Greenhouse with "Mallory", Jeff Przech with "Maribelle", Charmagne Tripp with "Lately" & The Penniless Wild with "Closer".

    Make sure you listen in at the beginning of the show for the #QuestionOfTheWeek which could win you a pair of tickets to the March 20th #ScienceStraightUp event at the CT Science Center and for the #5PointPhrase at the end of the podcast!!! And sorry in advance for this being so long, we just couldn't cut out any of this great music!!!!

    And if you want to get involved in the 2020 Hartbeat Music Festival, or want to hear your music on future BaR Rated Radio podcasts, email an MP3 and info over to Goldberg at

    Enjoy the show and we'll see you out there this week at our games........

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    BRP #127: Week of 3/2/20 - Celebrating BaR Rated Trivia'a 10th Anniversary!!!

    Has is really been 10 years since we started training brains?!?!?! It sure has, and we're celebrating this momentous accomplishment all month long!!! Listen in as Goldberg, Wadsy & BRT host "Super K" recap all all the phun we've had the past 10 years and where our game even came from! We also have a brand new #BeerStyleSimple segment from Em Sauter of, the #QuestionOfTheWeek (send your answer as a direct message to the BaR Rated Radio Facebook page), the #5PointPhrase of the week & a brand new cover song in our N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) local music segment: Joon with the song "Leather and Lace" (by Stevie Nicks & Don Henley). Enjoy and here's to another great 10 years of trivia!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    BRP #126: Week of 2/24/20 - Pardi Gras, Baby!!!

    Get out your beads and get ready to PARTY!!! This Tuesday is #MardiGras and we're celebrating here at BaR Rated Trivia by giving you some #FatTuesday facts and catching you up on all the things happening here at BRE! Listen in as Goldberg & Wadsy chat about this week's holiday, update you on "What the Hell is Going On" in the world of BaR Rated Entertainment & so much more!!! Plus, the pair pick the grand prize winners from out Parks & Recreation themed games that went down on 2/23, plus have another #QuestionOfTheWeek for you which can win you a pair of passes to the March 20th #ScienceStraightUp event happening at the CT Science Center. As always, there's the #5PointPhrase and we end the show with a great song from out favorite CT band in our N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) segment: The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music with their song "Better". So enjoy the show, have phun this week at our games and Happy Mardi Gras to you all......

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    BRP #125: Week of 2/17/20 - Nothing Wrong with Random Acts of Kindness

    It's "National Random Acts of Kindness Week"!!! So to celebrate, BaR Rated Trivia is treating everyone to Parks & Recreation themed trivia games at 7 great locations this Sunday afternoon at 4 pm!!!!! On this week's show, Goldberg & Wadsy are back to give you some ideas of ways to show some love to your fellow humans AND to fill you in on all the cool stuff happening in the world of Bar Rated Entertainment (like the 4 new locations we have starting up this week). There's also the return of the "Question of the Week" where one lucky person will win a $25 gift card to one of our long-time running Thursday night locations: the Tap & Vine in Wallingford!!! We also have another brand new segment for you called "Location Look-In" where we get to know our bars a little better, and this week we have trivia host Dave chatting with Alan & Jay from Problem Solved Brewery in East Windsor, CT. And as always, your #5PointPhrase is at the end of the show followed by this week's N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) featured local artists: Atlas Gray with their original song "I'll Understand". So thanks for listening and we can't wait to see you at our games so we can train your brains.....

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    BRR #124: Week of 2/10/20 - For the LOVE of Pizza!!!!!!

    "Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza!" - Unknown

    This past Sunday (2/9) was #NationalPizzaDay, so we decided to dedicate this week's show to everyone's favorite delivery meal and out locations that make the best pies around!!! Listen in as Goldberg & Wadsy talk about all things PIZZA, as well as fill you in on all the cool stuff and new locations that BaR Rated Entertainment has in-store for you. We have a fun event this Friday (Valentine's Day) at the CT Science Center and our "Parks & Rec" Themed Games coming up too, so listen in to the #WhatTheHellIsGoingOn report to find out what's happening & about our new locations (Olives & Oil in Seymour, Great Falls Brewing in Canaan, Rebel Dog Tavern in Plainville, Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, Dave & Busters in Manchester and MORE)!!! Also, we debut a new segment this week called "Team Testimonials" where we interview a team from one of our 60 plus weekly locations, and to kick it off Dave chatted with the team called "The Assholes" who #TrainTheirBrains weekly at Problem Solved Brewery in East Windsor. Plus, as always we have your #5PointPhrase for you along with this week's N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) for you: The Penniless Wild from HArtford, CT with their track "Closer". Enjoy, happy Valentine's day and eat all the pizza..........

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    BRP #123: Week of 2/3/20 - Super Bowl LIV Game & Commercial Recap!!!

    Are you as hungover from Super Bowl weekend as we are????? Ugggggg, well at least it was a good game!!! Listen in as Goldberg & Wadsy get you caught up with all things "Bar Rated" on this weeks podcast! The 2 recap the #BigGame and the commercials that aired during it, talk about "What the Hell is Going On?" & have a brand new #5PointPhrase for you to use for bonus points at this week's BRT games!!! Plus, a brand new "Beer Style Simple" segment with Em Sauter and the return of Brett Berry's "BRE Sports Report"! And to cap it all off, a musical track from local artist Jeff Przech with his song "Maribelle". Enjoy......

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    BRR #122: Week of 1/27/20 - R.I.P. Kobe & Dave from Pigs Eye Pub

    Words can not describe the sadness here today at BRE Headquarters. The news of the passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna (as well as the other 7 people aboard the helicopter) is devastating and hard for anyone to comprehend. As a former helicopter pilot, Wadsy sheds some light on what may have happened with the craft, buy obviously we'll be finding out more info as it comes into the news. However, we also received the news today that long time Pigs Eye Pub head of security David Graves passed away this weekend as well. Dave was the friendly face at the door for 15 years at Pigs Eye, and was there every single weekend joking it up with Goldberg by the DJ booth helping the nights go faster. Our condolences to all the affected families, but definitely not a fun way to start out the week. We do have for you in this episode another "Beer Style Simple" segment from Em Sauter (of as well as your #5PointPhrase and a musical track from an amazing Hartford area musician: Grammy award-winning Charmagne Trip with her song "Lately".

    In the words of Jay Williams of ESPN: "I hope that everybody at home, you give that person next to you -- whatever thing you have wrong in your life with them, it might be small or big -- let that shit go. It doesn't matter. None of that stuff matters, man. This is about life and being precious with every damn second we have here."

    Peace & Love


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    BRP #121: Week of 1/20/20 - Introducing: "Beer Style Simple" with Em Sauter!!!

    Do you like beer??? We sure do!!! And starting this week, BaR Rated Radio welcome a new weekly segment from cicerone Em Sauter (from called "BEER STYLE SIMPLE"! Each week, tune in to learn a little something extra about beers that you may never have heard of. Also on this show, Goldberg returns from a week away sailing in Grenada to catch up with Wadsy and y'all about #WhatTheHellIsGoingOn in the world of BaR Rated Trivia. There's also the #QuestionOfTheWeek where you can win a pair of gift cards to the World of Beer in West Hartford, talk about the apparent reuniting of Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston, the #5PointPhrase of the week & this week's N.E.R.D. (New England Rock Discovery) musical featured song: "Ego Trippin' (ft. Oktober Brown & Dan Di Lion)" by local artist Tang Sauce. Enjoy.......

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    BRP #120: Week of 1/13/20 - Zach Yost: The host with the most!!!

    You play our games all the time, and now it's time to find out more about the people who are training your brains!!! Listen in as Goldberg and Wadsy introduce a brand new segment to the BaR Rated Podcast: THE HOST HIGHLIGHT!!! And for this first crack at it, New Haven area quizmaster Zach Yost (Tuesdays @ Bear's BBQ & Thursdays @ Elm City Social) joins us in-studio to talk about what it's like to work for BRE & how he came to be with us in the first place. Later in the show, Sarah runs down the list of the top 10 TV shows around the world from the year of 2019 (and what to look forward to in 2020)! And to finish it all off, we have a track from Zach's New Haven based punk rock band 'Zombii' with their song "PBR" from their 2018 EP 'Come Out Swinging'!!! Oh, and don't forget to listen in for the #5PointPhrase of the week........ENJOY!!!

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    BRP #119: Week of 1/6/20 - Star Wars Themed Trivia Game Announcement!

    Not to long from now at a cantina near you.........IT'S STAR WARS THEMED TRIVIA! That's right, on January 25th & 26th BaR Rated Entertainment will be hosting themed games about everyone's space time odyssey!!! On this week's show, Goldberg & Wadsy fill you in all all the info you need to know about this month's specialty quiz games. Are you an expert on all things happening in a galaxy far, far away??? Then we hope to see you out at one of the 11 great locations where we'll be!!! Also on this episode, you have another chance to win a pair of World of Beer West Hartford gift cards as well as get updated on our new locations starting in 2020. Plus, listen in for the #5PointPhrase of the week to have BONUS POINTS added onto your scores at this week's games! And to cap it all off, we end the show with another great song from one of our favorite local bands: Joon with their song "Sunshine Trippin'"!!! Enjoy the show, and may the force be with you..........

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