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47 minutes | Mar 8, 2017
Auchentoshan Rob Roys & The 7 Trappist I Planets
A classic old man drink, the Rob Roy, and a fascinating new discovery by NASA - 7 potentially life sustaining, Earth like planets orbiting a cool dwarf star just 40 light years away from Earth, have hosts Josh & Christine in fits. There is a lot to taste in these two cocktails, each made with a different vermouth and Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt scotch, rather than bourbon or rye, as a traditional Manhattan is. How do Scientists know these planets are Earth like? What kind of life could exist on worlds always sunny on one side, and dark on the other? What a fascinating world it would be - to look up in the sky and see six sister planets, each with a viable ecosystem for liquid water, and for carbon based life as we know it on Earth.
48 minutes | Mar 1, 2017
Bastille French Whiskey & Are Humans Special?
Are humans special in the greater scheme of things, or just another animal that will have its heyday on Earth and eventually be heard from no more? After a few glasses of Bastille French Whiskey, hosts Josh & Christine dive in, with thoughts galvanized by Yuval Noah Harari's book 'Sapiens,' which discusses the rise of our species. Our cognitive abilities certainly make us unique in the animal kingdom, but does that make us any more special than a Cheetah, who runs far faster, or an Elephant, who exhibits complex emotions and memory? Find out what we think in another episode of Whiskey Talk.
41 minutes | Feb 22, 2017
The Defiant American Single Malt & The Worst Drinks Ever
Whiskey Talk Podcast Episode 18, wherein hosts try Blue Ridge Distilling Co's Defiant American Single Malt and discuss the worst drinks they've ever had. A unique craft distillery with some bold new techniques in the ageing process, Blue Ridge Distilling makes no apologies for their fast ageing process and bold product. Does it hold up next to the Scottish Single Malts? The Japanese? The hosts aim to find out, while taking a discussing their ghosts of terrible drinks past.
54 minutes | Feb 8, 2017
Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky & Do You Believe in Ghosts?
Episode 17 of Whiskey Talk, in which hosts share the mic with special guest Joe Gates of Philadelphia improv fame and ask the question "Do Ghosts Exist?" A lively discussion and review of Suntory's Toki Japanese Whisky, a sweet, but less rare spirit that won't break the bank and is a good example of the Japanese whisky character, follows - and more than a few hair, and glass, raising tales are had. Christine contends that ghosts may just be a manifestation of something we have yet to understand about energy and the world, while Joe and Josh insist the human imagination is to blame. What are ghosts - figments conjured by an over active imagination? Or something more? Have a whiskey and find out.
50 minutes | Feb 1, 2017
Thistlefinch Small Batch White Rye & Can Money Buy Happiness?
Hosts return after a hiatus from the holidays to have a dram from Lancaster local distillery, The Thistlefinch, sipping their Small Batch White Rye while asking the age old question, can money buy happiness? This question that hits close to home for a pair of performers, whose dream will likely never yield a ton of income. What is white whiskey? What makes a whiskey small batch? What makes it rye? Josh & Christine answer these questions and more while delving into some surprising statistics on money and happiness in their return episode.
57 minutes | Dec 7, 2016
Glenfiddich 12 & Politics w/Guest Jake Arnold
Hosts Josh & Christine get the lowdown on, and question, Trump support from special guest, Josh's brother Jake, a milk truck driver from rural Pennsylvania. Having grown up in the same small town, the two are in a unique position to get into the urban rural divide that seemed so stark this past election. Breaking the no politics and drinking rule with a vengeance, Whiskey Talk aims to prove all that was missing this past election was human contact, and some good old fashioned, respectful conversation.
52 minutes | Nov 30, 2016
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon & Nerdom w/Guest Dylan Michael Collins
Hosts Josh and Christine geek out with special guest, actor & musician, Dylan Michael Collins, while drinking small batch bourbon, Four Roses. When was the moment you first realized YOU were a nerd? Discussions on comics, being a nerd hipster, and Bill Nye the Science Guy abound, along with far too many puns, in this winding, entertaining conversation. Learn what makes a small batch bourbon different from a regular bourbon, and just how geeky your hosts are.
49 minutes | Nov 23, 2016
2 Gingers Irish Whiskey & Fears & Hopes on Up & Coming Technology
What scares you most about Technology? What excites you? Hosts Josh & Christine share some 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey - marketed towards the ladies, and deliciously dangerous - and discuss some of the latest developments, and their implications, in various fields of technology. What happens when google glass becomes an implant? Who will self driving cars save, the driver, or pedestrians, during an accident? Will virtual reality increase the couch potato factor, or create new opportunities from your home? Only time, and whiskey, may tell.
50 minutes | Nov 16, 2016
The Warmth Episode, with Hot Toddies & World Travel
The warmth episode, wherein host Christine has the sniffles, so Whiskey Talk resident bartender, Josh, whips her up the most warming whiskey cocktail out there - The Hot Toddy. Renowned in the winter time, but misunderstood, this medicinal cocktail chases away the cold of autumn, along with a fireside chat about the warmer, more exciting places to see in the world. Josh, having traveled quite a bit, shares his experiences, while Christine outlines the beautiful places she has seen, and those she has yet to visit. This is Whiskey Talk, the podcast on Whiskey and Staying Warm.
50 minutes | Nov 2, 2016
The Whiskey Old Fashioned & Inventions w Guest, Shannon Maria
Hosts Josh & Christine drink their way through three different Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktails with special guest, the Beer Mistress, Shannon Maria, while discussing what took mankind way too long to invent. A joyful look at the history of one of the oldest cocktails on bar menus, and a wandering path through the history of some of mankinds most obvious inventions - why did it take us so long to figure out how to put wheels on luggage?? ...And what obvious thing have we yet to figure out...
52 minutes | Oct 26, 2016
Whiskey Test - Blind Tasting & Fantasy Worlds
Hosts Josh & Christine attempt to guess 5 different whiskies in a blind tasting & discuss which fantasy world they would want to live in and why. At only 10 episodes in, the hosts are surprised at how much their taste has improved as they taste Islay Single Malt, Lowland Single Malt, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, & Jim Beam Prohibition style Rye, even as they discuss how awful living in the loony tunes universe would be.
50 minutes | Oct 19, 2016
Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Scotch & Superpowers
Hosts Josh & Christine try Auchentoshan, a Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, & discuss which super power they would want to have and why. This episode's Whiskey has become Christine's very favorite, as she shares a few things she has learned about the flavor qualities of lowland scotch, meanwhile Josh imagines his superhero persona, Super Fly Guy, as a member of the beastie boys with a large metal gauntlet to fly punch bad guys with. A ridiculous, but as always, thought provoking episode. A lighter topic after last week's heavy chat on death.
47 minutes | Oct 12, 2016
Maker's Mark Manhattans & Psychology of Killing
Hosts Josh & Christine try Manhattans made with Maker's Mark Bourbon, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters and Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth, then discuss the implications & difficulties of taking another's life. Having just attended a choreography workshop on the psychology of killing, Josh asks whether either of them have what it takes, and shares the surprising facts he learned from Neil Massey's workshop, based on the book "On Killing," by Army Psychologist Dave Grossman.
49 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Jim Beam Prohibition Style Rye & Colonizing Mars
In the wake of Elon Musk & Space X's announcement that a working Mars transportation system could be possible in as few as 10 years, we bring you Episode 7 of Whiskey Talk, wherein the hosts try Jim Beam Rye & discuss whether or not they would be interested in going to Mars to colonize. A fascinating back & forth between the pros, cons, and possibilities - from what low gravity sports would arise to the political implications, to the undertone that moving the species to Mars may be humankind's only recourse sooner than we would like to believe.
54 minutes | Sep 28, 2016
Maker's 46 Bourbon & Evolutionary Links
Episode 6 of Whiskey Talk, the podcast on Whiskey and being alive, wherein guest Shoshanna Green joins hosts Josh & Christine in trying Maker's 46 Bourbon & discussing their favorite evolutionary links in the animal kingdom. From "Dinosaurs are birds" to "what the heck is a panda?" our most soundbiteable and entertaining episode yet.
46 minutes | Sep 21, 2016
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey & Alien Life
Episode 5 of Whiskey Talk, the podcast on Whiskey and being alive, wherein hosts Josh & Christine try The Dubliner Bourbon Cask Aged Irish whiskey & discuss the existence of alien life. Is sheer probability enough to assume aliens exist, or is Earth more special than we think? What can life on Earth tell us about the difficulty of understanding extraterrestrials? Even more unsettling... have they already been here? Grab a whiskey and get interstellar.
52 minutes | Sep 14, 2016
The Yamazaki 12 Japanese Single Malt & Changing Times w Guest Joel Gori
The fourth episode of Whiskey Talk, wherein the hosts invite Theater Professional & movement artist Joel Gori to try The Yamazaki 12 Japanese Single Malt, & discuss his experience with both how the world has changed, and how it has stayed the same since his upbringing in the 50s. From sexism to friendship, from the whiskey highball to Pennsylvania distillery Thistlefinch, episode 4 is a journey through many spirits, and through decades of changing times.
56 minutes | Sep 7, 2016
Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey & Immortality
The third episode of Whiskey Talk, wherein the hosts try Teeling Irish Whiskey & discuss the question "If you could choose to be immortal, would you? This third episode spirals from simple ideas, such as could you handle the loneliness of immortality, to if you could upload your consciousness, does that mean the internet will be heaven. Strap in and have one with us.
49 minutes | Aug 31, 2016
Mint Juleps & The Nature of Good & Evil
The second episode of Whiskey Talk, wherein the hosts try Woodford Reserve Bourbon, make Mint Juleps & share the recipe, & go on to discuss their first drinks, & the origin of good & evil. Is good a man made concept, or is it a constant in nature? This second episode is part personal, part philosophical, & as always, all whiskey.
59 minutes | Aug 3, 2016
On Whiskey & Being Alive
The first episode of Whiskey Talk, wherein the hosts introduce their goals, try the flagship brands of each major style of whiskey - including Irish, Blended Scotch, Bourbon, and Tennessee Whiskey - and discuss what it means to be alive. This first episode reveals how much hosts Josh & Christine have yet to learn - though they nonetheless have a rollicking good time trying Jameson, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Crown Royal, Jack Daniels and Jim Beam - doing their best to analyze and describe each.
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