Bubkes - Ubk Studios



Chicago based filmmakers, Brian Ernst and Mitch Brinkman, introduce the world to BUBKES, a show about just that; nothing. Every week our hosts bring you tales of the past along with conversation that we can guarantee will end up being about movies, TV, and pop culture.


  • BUBKES #27 Version 2.0, Hiding Pickles and Mice Mischief

    27/04/2014 Duração: 32min

    Oh, man, it has been a long time but the boys are back in town, Thick Lizzy style.  Get ready to fill your earholes with BUBKES 2.0, a new format, shorter run time, but all the thickness you can handle. Mitch and Brian take the time to get you up to date with Headlines, share their newly found roommate-ism with notes in a a segment they call Handwritten, and are later joined by Logan Garner and Patrick Beals to discuss roommate horror stories. 

  • BUBKES #26 Bruckheimer, GTA, and Fear of Backyard Grills

    11/11/2013 Duração: 44min

    BUBKES returns with a recap of Jerry Bruckheimer's split from Disney, Mitch's realistic Grand Theft Auto V scenario, and Brian's apparent fear of barbecue grills.

  • BUBKES #25 The Crazies Hit Mitch Up

    01/10/2013 Duração: 01h18min

    After a long hiatus BUBKES returns with Mitch tales in the form of Facebook messages and emails from girlfriends past. The guys are honored to be joined by guest Nick Drew. He's cool.

  • BUBKES #24 Emmy Noms and X-Files

    22/07/2013 Duração: 48min

    Emmy nominations are out and our bombastic duo discusses the highs and lows of this years picks. And the X-Files reunion at Comic-Con, which episodes terrified us the most, tune in to find out. 

  • BUBKES #23 Bear Drunk on July 4th

    04/07/2013 Duração: 59min

    And we're back with Moscow vagrants, gay pride parades, and getting Bear Drunk. All that not to be outdone with our plans for the 3rd and 4th of July. That and more on BUBKES! 

  • BUBKES #22 Tennis Ball Catch in the City of Angels

    24/06/2013 Duração: 54min

    And we're back!  Mitchell returns with tales from Los Angeles and how his sexuality was questioned on a beach. Also, reviews of Star Trek: Into Darkness and This Is The End. Ladies and gentlemen, sit back and relax because this one's a doozy.

  • BUBKES #21 Father's Day and Doughnuts

    14/06/2013 Duração: 01h44s

    This week it's all about Dads as Mitch offers up some activities you can do on Father's Day that won't break the bank.  Also, Mitch needs some help with his Father's Day gift and Brian helps him out with ideas for a book entitled "Porn For Dads," a compilation of nice stained wood, fresh cut grass, and a sweating beer on a warm summer's evening.  That and more on BUBKES.

  • BUBKES #20 Dung Knocking, A Term Coming to a Mouth Near You

    04/06/2013 Duração: 54min

    The bombastic duo returns with a mouthful of goodness!  We solve life's crices by listing better uses of the Chicago Police Department's time as well as provide our answers to Yahoo Answers' questions about love.

  • BUBKES #19 SModcasted Belated Mother's Day Part 1

    21/05/2013 Duração: 53min

    The bombastic duo returns from a jam packed weekend in which Brian meets the real life Jay and Silent Bob, Mr. Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, and Mitch's mom visits Chicago.

  • BUBKES #18 Bull Heat, Jesus, and Garry Marshall

    13/05/2013 Duração: 49min

    The boobtastic loving duo returns this week to discuss playoff season; the Heat and the Bulls throw down at the United Center. Also, Wrigleyville is nothing without the Cubs, bars and drunk fans. Last but not least the Movie Title Game makes a triumphant return with the soon to be released Garry Marshall comedy, "Overload" and what's the film "What Would Jesus and I Do?" all about? That and more on BUBKES!

  • BUBKES #17 Today We Learned a Lot from Tony Stark

    07/05/2013 Duração: 51min

    The bombastic duo returns with an Iron Man 3 review from Brian and a whole lot of knowledge being thrown down from both sides. Brian and Mitch learn about hollow Earth expeditions, why Dubai doesn't use postal addresses, and should ladies' nights at bars be considered sexist? That and more on BUBKES!

  • BUBKES #16 R2D2 at C2E2; Nice to Meet You

    29/04/2013 Duração: 55min

    Fresh from the convention, Brian & Mitch recap their adventure to C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Covering an X-Men enthusiast, a perspiring Bane, and an interview with Jesus, the bombastic duo dives in to the "comic con-y" atmosphere head first.

  • BUBKES #15 Defenestrating Condom Snorters

    22/04/2013 Duração: 42min

    This week our bombastic duo tackle the new teen fad of condom snorting. Why is that a thing?  Also Disney's Mickey Mouse public domain problem, an English restaurant made out of an underground bathroom and bacon. That and more on BUBKES!

  • BUBKES #14 A Brief Gathering of Acquaintences

    15/04/2013 Duração: 51min

    UBK is joined by some key cast and crew of their latest production, "Second Wind." Guests include writer/director/actor, Nathan Hennenfent. Lead actor, Mitch Conti, and director of photography, Gerardo Guerra.The group discusses the fun and challenging times of making a TV pilot on a budget.

  • BUBKES #13 Ernst and Brinkman at the Movies

    08/04/2013 Duração: 49min

    Back after a hiatus, the bombastic duo catch up with tales from indie movie sets.  In honor of Roger Ebert's passing, Ernst and Brinkman head to the movies to discuss Ebert's 1995 one star review of 'Tommy Boy'. Also, Mitch's review of 'Spring Breakers', a dose of 'Cocktail', and 'Dirty Laundry'. That and more on BUBKES!

  • BUBKES #12 Office Chairs and Name Dropping

    26/03/2013 Duração: 49min

    Our bombastic duo talks contour specific office chairs and they both cannot remember a single actors' name. Mitch has never heard one of SNL's most quoted lines and a recap of new shows/seasons that are coming to HBO. That and more on this week's BUBKES.

  • BUBKES #11 Chubs McNASCAR Gets Caught Wearing Google Glass in a Bar

    18/03/2013 Duração: 54min

    This week verbiage continues to fall right out of our mouths as Brian utters his dislike of Tim and Eric, Mitch bring up chicken, and both talk public over indulgence. The sad excuse for entertainment known as American reality television comes up as well as Mitch's past experience at a Jerry Springer taping. That and more on BUBKES.

  • BUBKES #10 Brotherly Love from Paris of the Plains

    11/03/2013 Duração: 55min

    This week we welcome Mitch's brother, Andy, Skyped in from the BBQ capital of the world, Kansas City, MO. Are duo turned trio discuss some backstory on 2012 Best Picture Winner, Argo, as well as what film we'd take with us on a deserted island to watch for eternity.Andy Brinkman shares some of his illustrations but words don't do them justice. Jump on over to www.brnkillustration.com to see the goods.

  • BUBKES #9 Plot Holes in The Hills of Late Night

    04/03/2013 Duração: 49min

    Our bombastic duo welcomes back guest star, Nathan Hennenfent as we discuss his distaste for the ending of Inception as well as what the Dark Knight Rises could have been. The trio dives into their TV guilty pleasures from The Hills to Boy Meets World, Ms. Delaware's stint in pornography and how Johnny Carson was the best. That and more on BUBKES.

  • BUBKES #8 Barry Shackleford and R Kelly Go 88 MPH

    25/02/2013 Duração: 56min

    The fantastic duo recaps Mitch's visit to Kansas city and his encounter with Barry Shackelford, a regular at the Negro League Baseball Museum. Brian remembers almost being robbed outside a Parisian church. A long discussion into R. Kelly leads to Mitch finally viewing Back to the Future, Brian sees old men operating an iPad at Dunkin' Donuts and a recap of Valentine's Day.

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