January 5, 2014
"The Drunken Peasants Podcast is satirical in nature, and while we do occasionally delve into serious issues and discussions, our primarily purpose is to entertain and amuse. In other words...don't take this SHIT too seriously."— The disclaimer read aloud by TJ at the start of every episode.
For a full timeline of of the podcast, scroll over for the good parts here."Coming to you live, from the frigid armpit of America. This is The Drunken Peasants Podcast with Ben and TJ, bringing you opinions of the news from an altered perspective!"
The Drunken Peasants (also known simply as ԀP) is a podcast focused on news, entertainment & politics airing from Bellevue, Washington. The hosts are Ben, TJ Kirk, Scotty Kirk, and Paul. The peasants like to pick apart current events in a fun and entertaining way, as well as bring on various guests, respond to other videos online, mock general stupidity going on in politics and popular culture, interact with their dedicated community, and set out to ԀP the internet from an altered perspective. The show has lasted for over three years, and has already garnered a large following and countless inside jokes.
The peasants have had arguments with many people, including: a Christian walrus and his posse, a black guy with a corduroy fetish, a crying little bitch who "exposes evil", a deplorable piece of shit with a math degree, an attention horse, a gobsmacking overcooked Hitler, a faithful Christian who sucks of guys behind the porn store, a fear-mongering preacher cashing in on stupidity, a doc-dropping kangaroo, a race card-throwing garage enthusiast, and a pro-slavery black person who denies the existence of starving children.
The YouTube channel managed to hit 140,000 subscribers and 50,000,000 views by June 2017. ԀP is so popular that there is even a wiki based on it.
Main article: Segments
Drunken Peasants is divided into many segments. As the show has gone on, the segments have contributed more and more to the show's structure. Originally the show only involved two segments at most per episode, though the show has evolved over time to a more segment-based format, as a result segments are important to understand how the show works. Segments rotate in and out throughout the history of the show. The intros are always made by the talented motherfuckers in ԀP's fanbase.
Main article: Mems
Mem is a collective term for inside jokes and slang words relating to Drunken Peasants. The podcast has been around for a few years, though a large collection of different mems have already been made throughout it's history and are fully embraced by the community. To truly enjoy the juicy, stoner humor of the podcast, understanding the show's inside jokes is key to an ideal DP experience. Many mems have come and gone, with some occasionally making a return. By far the most iconic and well known mem within the community is Smoke Pan Everyday. The most popular of mems are immortalized onto the peasants' merchandise.
The show was first aired on January 3rd, 2014 and has been going strong for nearly three years, having surpassed over three hundred episodes as of December 2016. As a result, the show has a long history of videos that have be comprised into a comprehensible episode guide by the wiki, updated with the fine details of each podcast and a link to each individual episode page. Highlights or major events in the show's history are all recorded onto the wiki's timeline for all to see throughout the remainder of human history. Any unorthodox episodes of the podcast are categorized under specials.
Main article: Fan Community
The Drunken Peasants, being a popular YouTube podcast with a dedicated fanbase, has a number of notable sub-communities run by fans of the show and sometimes co-operated by the peasants themselves. All of the communities listed here are officially recognized by the peasants or were at some point in the past. The peasants will occasionally bring up members of these communities during the podcast, being that they like to utilize fan-made material on their podcast where it fits appropriately. They are mysteriously all led by Fancy, who brought each of the official communities together under Drunken Peasants United. The sub-communities consist of the Discord, Wiki, Facebook, Patreon, Subreddit, Steam, and YouTube.
The Drunken Peasants have become entangled in numerous long-standing online feuds with other YouTubers who have taken massive umbrage with ԀP's ethics and viewpoints, which is probably why TJ has issued a disclaimer at the start of every video to remind people that ԀP's primary intent is to
abuse amuse. The ԀP fandom have taken these feuds and playfully fashioned them into sagas, comparable to the ones featured on Dragon Ball Z or in WWE Wrestling.
- The pre-cursor to the show was known as the No Bullshit Podcast.
- The main theme was composed by Canadian metal artist, Berserkyd with clips inserted from the podcast's early history.
- The peasants sell a wide array of merchandise. Their Teespring can be found here.
- The only way to send videos directly to ԀP is through a private message on the ԀP Facebook page. TJ explains this at the start of every episode dating back to 110.
- As of 04/19/17 there has been a #video-submissions channel on the ԀP Discord Server that the Peasants may also look through when looking for videos to play on the show.
- There is an IMDB page on the Drunken Peasants. The storyline section contains the summary of the show found on the wiki's frontpage in a previous revision.
- There is a TVTropes page for Drunken Peasants.
- The original logo was actually created by TJ.
- Episode 295 is the longest episode of the show, this usurps the previous longest episode (Episode 28) by over two hours.
- Scotty Cena once filled in the role of Scotty while his counterpart was in Canada. Scotty Cena was mysteriously assassinated around a year after his introduction, he was eventually revived, before being slaughtered again live on camera by Scotty during February of 2017's private show.