34. The Comeback – West Ham vs Chelsea

EPISODE 34: What an incredible match! We are all happy and even more so now that Adam is back in the saddle on Billy the Horse!  We give you our take on the match in What Was That and predict our next against the Jordies.  Social Shenanigans has a discussion about the commemorative shirt and we highlight @Jack Gambardella’s “Going Full West Ham.  Next up we have a Pie Mashup with a new twist that will make you laugh.  All this wrapped in bacon and washed down with whiskey… what more could you ask for?

33. What Was That? Spuds vs West Ham

EPISODE 33: Our special guest co-host Sarah educates us on club soda and then we winge a bit about the match on What Was That? Just who was our top shelf and dreggs of the barrel for this match? It was a West Ham kind of Tuesday! We have a rest until next Wesdesday when we meet Chelsea and the crew gives you their predictions. Next up we tackle some Social Shenanigans and the topic is managers for the most part. We hope you enjoy our bitch fest against the Brazillian Nut and lift your glasses in hope of a better result next week!

32. What Was That? West Ham vs Wolves

EPISODE 32: We have moved our “What Was That?” segment to its own post match show to keep your podcast hunger satisfied.  Adam is back, and for that we are utterly thankful!  The lads talk the non-game loss to Wolves naming their top shelf and dregs of the barrel and then go on to make some predictions about Spurs on Tuesday.  We hope you enjoy this new style and keep the faith… or keep a bottle of whiskey at the ready!

31. Wilshere’s Protruding Tongue Says We are Ready!

EPISODE 31: First, you probably know by now that Adam went into cardiac arrest last week. We are extremely happy to report, after tests and surgery, he is on the road to a full recovery! The outpouring of well wishes has been incredible and we love you all for it. So we have a special guest co-host who is a bit saucy on this show! Today’s line-up we review the friendlies and preview the upcoming games on What Was That, Social Shenanigans will include a new theme and sponsor, then we test our co-host on Bag Heads. We plan on laughing a lot and bringing some smiles to your faces and look forward to delivering you new more frequent content, plus a few changes to make your listening more fun! #Cheers #WestHam #COYI


We are so happy that our Adam is now out of hospital and home after going into cardiac arrest last week. Only around 17% of people survive what he has been through, but thanks to well wishes and the prayers of family and so many friends he has had surgery and is well on the way back to being the Adam we all know and love! We have set up a GoFundMe to cover his medical expenses so please click and donate if you can. Stick to that new diet my friend with a new healthy lifestyle and you will be torturing me for years to come on the podcast. Love ya mate!! – Wayne


A big thank you to Specky Becky for volunteering to step in while Adam is out. Becky has been a West Ham fan her whole life, thanks to her Granddad, and Wayne has a blast with her in this episode. If you get a chance check Becky out on American Hammers TV where she hosts “Hammer it Out” with Katie K. every other Thursday!



Those of you who follow the podcast have probably seen that our Adam suffered cardiac arrest last week at the age of 36. So we are raising money to help offset medical expenses for our beloved friend and your podcast co-host.

He was taken to the ER after a major cardiac event Wednesday 6/10 and is currently in the ICU being treated for ventricular fibrillation. His condition is serious but he is showing improvement! As you can imagine even deductables and out of pocket expenses are quite high, so if you can see to make a contribution to help out, I am sure Adam would greatly appreciate it.


Follow his medical journey here https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/adamfrankel

We hope to bless Adam with financial support through this tough time. 

Thank you in advance for your love, prayers and generosity for Adam! 



With the league starting up in just a few weeks we are hard at work with lots of new episodes and new segments for you. Stay tuned and follow us on social media for the next exciting news!!


We are looking for West Ham fans from around the World to be a guest on our podcast. Come chat about anything West Ham that you like: How you started following West Ham, your favorite players, tell us about your West Ham Fan Group, a book you have written about West Ham, a funny story, a drunken story, your best away game… the choice is yours.


We all want to wish Adam a very Happy 36th Birthday!! Adam is a great friend and we wish that his wildest dreams all come true! Reffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!


We have uploaded a few new videos on YouTube. If you have anything you find funny and West Ham related on YouTube please email us the link or message us through social media. Also we are starting a segment called #DrunkDancing so why not have a few drinks and video yourself or have someone video you dancing while under the influence… bonus is you are wearing West Ham gear!!

30. Best of the Lads with ‘Lil Hammer

EPISODE 30: EPISODE 30: with all the talk about the Prem returning Wayne’s daughter Lily suggested it was time for a new episode and she co-hosts with some attitude.  This fun show starts off with a Drunken Story and then leads into two of the most controversial subjects explored on the West Ham is Why We Drink Podcast! Pie and Mashup heralds the debate on “Bubbles” that got quite controversial. Then we finish of this compilation “Best of” episode with a Penalty ShotOut between Adam and James, with Wayne as dubious Quiz Master.  It is sure to stir up old emotions for some and make you laugh!

poor Adam hahahahaha

29. West Ham Fan-Dabi-Dozi

EPISODE 29: We couldn’t hold out any longer, so we got a little drunk and here we are with a new episode! The lads are in fine form and tell you all about their drinking, dating, and how often they change their underwear during this “fun” and “trying” time.  Wayne hopes his dating story and an appropriately named song for what we are all going through will put a smile on your face.  We have a Bag Head and want you to guess along with Adam! Next we honor some West Ham Greats in our Pie and Mash Up and we finish off with some Poll Dancing… cos we are all going round the pole right now! Stay Safe and know that we love you! Mostly, a big thank you to the NHS, Nurses, Doctors, Emergency Services, Shop Workers and all who are helping us in our time of need!

Always a legend!!!!

YOUTUBE WATCH PARTY: 1975 FA CUP – West Ham v Fulham

VIEW HERE… https://youtu.be/G38VRO7VX8w

We at WESTHAMISWHYWEDRINK Podcast and the American Hammers Network really hope you enjoy this watch party! We are all missing watching West Ham so what better way to get together, under the strange circumstances we all find ourselves in, than to watch a great historic West Ham match together and chat online at the same time!!!! Halftime we have some fun 1970s commercials for about 5 minutes so you can have a laugh, go fix yourself a drink, or just hang and chat some more!!

We hope you enjoy this presentation and decide to check out more of our videos and subscribe and listen to our fun podcast!!!

Like hanging in the pub with your West Ham mates. Banter, news, history, pub humour & games #CheersIrons #WestHam #COYI

28. West Ham Pigs in a Blanket

EPISODE 28: West Ham are playing with some passion and did you hear the strange noise coming from the P.A. at the Emirates Stadium?  Well Wayne had something to say about it and in What Was That we get the views of Fat Sam and the Vampire Slav from a pub somewhere up north.  Social Shenanigans has some feel good moments as we congratulate Gonzo from Hammers Chat and we go Full West Ham with Jack Gambardella.  Adam’s Bag Head is a good one and you are bound to learn about, or rediscover a West Ham player who was brilliant.  Hammers Polls presents some Poll Dancing and Adam talks the 3-1-1!