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The Manual Podcast
27 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Rye Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka with Robin Carnes
Robin Carnes found her dream job by enjoying Bourbon, which is kind of the dream for all of us. She is the Market Manager for Rossville Union Rye Whiskey, George Remus Bourbon, Till Vodka, and Eight & Sand Whiskey for MPG, out of Cincinnati. Each of those brands have a great story, but how it all gets handled is just as interesting. You'll want a cocktail after listening to this one.
26 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Tory Pratt from Pratt Standard Cocktail Company
For a cocktail to be great, you need a good mixer, with the right ingredients, to go with the right spirit. Tory Pratt knows all about that, which is why she created Pratt Standard Cocktail Company. Basing her syrups on pre-prohibition recipes, they are part history lesson, and part artisanal master pieces, that can give you the option of 1000s of different outcomes.
28 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head Brewery
From the legendary Dogfish Head Brewery, we are joined by founder and President, Sam Calagione. Sam will tell us about how he got started, the changes he has seen in the craft brewing industry and why they choose such unique ingredients for their beers. He is truly a legend himself and such a great interview!
24 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Jon Staff founder of Getaway
While the pandemic is on, most of us are not traveling, but it doesn’t mean we don’t need to ‘get away’ both mentally and physically. With his new book Getting Away: 75 Everyday Practices for Finding Balance in Our Always-On World, Jon Staff will help you figure out a way to find balance in the crazy world we’re all living in.
27 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop
Michael Chernow has been an entrepreneur his whole life, but he struck it big with meatballs. The Meatball Shop was started in 2010 and quickly became a New York favorite, and Michael started appearing on Jimmy Fallon and TV shows making meatballs for everyone. He's got a really interesting story and wait until he tells you about the chimp... It's a great interview, now order some meatballs!
25 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky
Nicole Austin started down the path of becoming a distiller after drinking a glass of whisky in a Brooklyn bar and hearing the calling. Since then she quickly turned into an award winning spirits maker, and is now the General Manager and Distiller at the venerated Cascade Hollow, who just happens to be the maker of George Dickel. We'll discuss her rise, the brand and history of George himself and the important aspects of Tennessee Whisky!
25 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Lucas Gilman with Nikon
If you've been trying to figure out how to take the perfect shot for your Instagram account, you'll want to hear this episode. Our guest is Lucas Gilman who is a Nikon US Ambassador. Lucas talks about his upcoming in the photography world and also walks through some of the challenges he will lay down for himself. He's also got great advice on how to make your pictures, not take your pictures. Plus, we'll discuss the gear options you need to get started.
24 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Colin Hanks and Hanks Kerchiefs
Colin Hanks is our guest today, yes the Colin Hanks! Colin is on today, to discuss his company Hanks Kerchiefs and what led him down the path of becoming a business owner and a designer. We'll also cover his love of bandanas and the great charities they partner with, like the Parks Project. Along the way, we cover a little it of acting, a little bit of hockey, and a few other things, just because. Colin was a great guest and you won't want to miss this episode!
24 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Collagen with Jenn from Vital Proteins
Collagen is increasingly becoming an important part of daily routines. No, we're not talking about injections, we're talking about a supplement that is helping out a lot of people in myriad ways. Joining us today, we have Jenn Randazzo, MS, RD, CLT, and Director of Education for Vital Proteins. Jenn is not only a pleasure to talk to, she is truly an expert on collagen. Whether it's to help with your hair, to help with your joints, or just to provide a better and healthy feeling, we learn a lot about it in this episode.
20 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Farm to Table with Sarah Bradley
Sarah Bradley joins us today to talk about farm to table food. Along the way, we discuss her second place finish on Top Chef, her Kentucky/Jewish culinary roots, and what its like to run her restaurant, freight house, and some original cocktails. There may be some good 90's puns in this one as well....
21 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Bourbon Tasting with Peggy Noe Stevens
Peggy Noe Stevens is not only a Master Bourbon Taster, she's also an author, a trail blazers, and an all around fun person to talk to. She walked us through her career and how she go onto this path. We also discussed how to set up your own bourbon tasting party, what some bourbon trends are, and so much more. Her book is titled 'Which fork do I use with my bourbon?' and you can pick it up where books are sold.
24 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
The Grooming Awards - 2020
The Grooming Awards are an annual event here at The Manual and this year is bigger than all others. Our own Christian Gollayan joins the show today to talk about what it's like to test 100s of products using his own body as the guinea pig. After weeks of tests and hours of writing, the team whittled down the winners in 19 different categories. Christian walks us through what it's like and what it takes. Check it all out at The Manual.com!
30 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Metallica Blackened Whiskey - Rob Dietrich
Rob Dietrich is not only an incredibly talented distiller of whiskey, he's also the man behind the latest batches of Metallica's Blackened Whiskey. On today's episode we talk about his journey from working on motorcycles, to getting into the whiskey business. What's the audition like to work for Metallica? We'll cover that too, also how he made it onto the cover of an album. Rob's awesome, you'll love this episode!
32 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Trevor Schneider of Reyka Vodka joins us today to talk all things Iceland! From how it's made with Icelandic glacier water, filtered through volcanoes and distilled with a unique style, you may feel like you are part Viking by the end of this episode. Trevor is a great guest and he also walks through some perfect cocktail ideas....and some not-so-perfect.
48 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Adam Richman is awesome. Beyond that, he's also a great guy and we got to have a long conversation with him about a myriad of topics. From his really interesting beginning in entertainment, to soccer (futbol) fandom, to interesting food and even more. You do not want to miss this episode.
23 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Noam Grossman of Upside Pizza
Noam Grossman may have randomly found his way into the pizza business, but it turns out to have been the right move. Upside Pizza has not only unique flavors and dough, bringing a different kind of pizza to New York City, but it has a unique style, too. With a 90's theme that seems to already match Sam's book, we cover the inspiration for it and the nostalgia for those old time pizza parties.
26 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Jackie Summers is a saint. He's also a distiller, an educator, an entrepreneur and so much more. Our conversation with him today was one of the most fun and enlightening interviews we've had. His Happy Hours for bartenders during the pandemic have supplied thousands of dollars to those who need it. He also has frank and honest advice regarding the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd and racism in general. Thanks Jackie!
39 minutes | May 28, 2020
Quarantine Chronicles 3: The Nicole Episode
Today is bittersweet in the land of The Manual Podcast. The four of us gather, but one shall be moving on. Just to another company, not anything else. Nicole Raney, our fearless leader is taking another job opportunity, so today Greg, Sam, and Christian, give her a final 'exit interview' and she finally lets loose with her thoughts on all of them....:) Seriously we love Nicole and while it will suck not having her here, we wish her all the luck. As she tells Sam repeatedly, "I'm not dead!"
16 minutes | May 21, 2020
David Burke is not only a world-renowned French Chef, he's also a bonafide television star. Whether you've seen him on Top Chef Masters, Rachel Ray, NBC's TODAY Show or any number of other media outlets, he clearly has the chops to back up what he's talking about. He's also won the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Diplome d’Honneur (yes Greg attempts to pronounce this) among his many awards.
14 minutes | May 19, 2020
Quarantine Chronicles 2
For this one, we once again have The Manual staff of Nicole, Sam, Christian and Greg, give an update on where they are at in this new world. What is Sam's new hobby? How many bottles of wine have been consumed? What kind of grooming should we be doing? We cover it all here. Thanks for listening!
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