Beards, Booze, and Bacon
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What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is a website dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our Editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion on what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave and start streaming.
||CleanThe Legendary Guide to Everything||The incredible staff of The Manual has put together The Legendary Guide to Everything presented by Blue Apron. On this episode we'll give you a sampling of some of the incredible content in this series of articles. The most legendary fashion pieces of t||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMother's Day||If you've forgotten to buy a gift for any Mothers in your life, or you're just looking to pick up a few extra things, to go along with brunch and cocktails, this is the episode for you. Chase covers the very extensive Mother's Day gift guide from The Ma||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpring and Summer Fashion Trends, Swimsuits, Custom Clothing||Spring and Summer fashion trends are covered to begin today's episode. Cator relays his recent trip to Portland, Oregon, where he stopped by Brooks Brothers for suits, and the Lizard Lounge, in addition to espousing the virtues of seersucker. Chase disc||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOld Forester Whiskey, Louisville, and Kentucky Derby||Our special guest today is Jackie Zykan of Old Forester Whiskey. Jackie is a Master Taster (a job as cool as it sounds) and she let's us know all about the history of the brand, what bottled and bond means, and much more. We then turn to some Louisville||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCooking with Cannabis||Cooking with Cannabis is an adventure that is increasingly becoming incorporated into the cutting edge of the culinary arts. Chef Brandon Parsons joined us today to discuss how he is learned to cook with it and share some amazing recipes you can try at||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTender Belly Bacon||Founders of Tender Belly Bacon, Erik and Shannon Duffy join us today to talk all things bacon! Going from the fascinating history of their company, we discuss some if the intricacies and what they think is important in producing their product, from farm||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpring Camping Trips and Tips||Rick Stella, Outdoor Editor for Digital Trends, joins us today to talk about camping! He recently took a guided trip through the Smokey Mountains, that you can also join in on. We also discuss the strangest places we've camped, tips for getting ready fo||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInauthentic Indian Cuisine with Jessi Singh||Finding great Indian food can consume someone when traveling or investigating a new city, but our guest today has some great advice. Jessi Singh is the Chef and Founder behind Bibi Ji of Santa Barbara, Bubu Ji of NYC and Melbourne and a genius at creati||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAria Portland Dry Gin||We're on location at Aria Portland Dry Gin Distillery (expect a little extra noise as a result) in Portland, Oregon and you'll most likely want to acquire some Gin while, or immediately after, listening to this episode. Founders and Owners, Erik Martin||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Things Ireland||Today, we discuss the wonderful city of Dublin, Ireland. Chase and Cator will let you know where to stay and what to check out within the city itself, with amazing bars and museums all within walking distance. There are also some great day trips to be h||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnthony DiBernardo, Swig and Swine, BBQ techniques||What is your favorite region for BBQ? South Carolina, Texas, KC, or Memphis? It's a tough question that we start off with, as we welcome the Pitmaster of Swig and Swine himself, Anthony DiBernardo! We cover his history in BBQ, the kind of techniques he||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngie Mar, Dry-aged Beef, Charleston Wine + Food Festival||Angie Mar, owner of the Beatrice Inn in New York and world-renowned Chef is our special guest this week! She's in South Carolina for the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. We discuss her origins, how she purchased the iconic restaurant, how they select||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMorocco Travel Guide, Mahia Brandy, Korakia Pensione||If you've ever been interested in traveling to Morocco, this is the episode for you! Our Editor-in-chief, Cator Sparks recently spent some time there and discusses everything from how to get there, what to do, shopping in the souk, what tours to take, r||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Winter Olympics, Sports we'd like to see, Olympic drinks||The Winter Olympics are upon us in all their glory and we start off the show by discussing our favorite sports, leading to a discussion of the winners so far (the US rules at Snowboarding). There are also a number of weird sports both past and present f||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor The Love Of Food and Valentine's Day||We start off with an interview with Lauren Utvich, a food stylist, recipe maker, writer and more. She fills us in on her backstory and the importance of learning proper technique when cooking. For the Valentine's Day, there are some great recipes, gift||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic Festivals, Concert Drinks, No Kind Of Rider interview||Music is the theme this week, with our special guests Sam and Joe from No Kind Of Rider, the creators of our intro music! We'll discuss what it's like going on tour, where we find our favorite new music and what Festivals are on our ultimate wishlist. P||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoffee Talk||Coffee Talk; Katie Weinberger from King Bean; Coffee implementation tools; Irish Coffee||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBQ History; BBQ Sauce; What to drink with BBQ||BBQ is the topic of the day and we start off by giving a bit of a history of what we all love so much and some of our favorite places to find it! Cator gives us the details about the variations in BBQ Sauces regionally, including Alabama White Sauce. Fi||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Year Fitness and Diets; Healthy Cocktails||Happy New Year! We all make resolutions, but at The Manual, we're also realistic. Chase will cover some great ways to exercise at home and a unique Keto Diet that he is on. Sam dishes out his opinions on Dry January and why moderation with better cockta||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlcohol-infused Ice Cream; Las Vegas Dune Buggy Adventure; Drones||Alcohol-infused ice cream is now a thing and we can't wait to try it! Cator will let us know how it happens, what it's like, and where to get it. Chase recently went on a trip to Las Vegas and took a very off-the-strip Polaris RZR Desert Dune Buggy Ride||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Holiday Special||On this Holiday Special, we are joined by Chef Brandon Parsons. Various family traditions are discussed, such as old videos, Cookie rationing, and a Christmas Pickle. Brandon provides some great ideas and recipes for various Holiday Meals. In alcohol pa||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeard and Booze Gifts, Cuffing Season, Star Wars, The Anti-Gift Guide||The Holidays are here! Cator starts us off, by filling us in on what the term Cuffing means and why Cuffing Season is upon us. On today's episode we discuss several of the amazing gift guides on The Manual, including some great Beard Gifts, some fantast||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cuba Episode||Taking a trip to Cuba has been a dream vacation for many of us and it's more attainable than ever right now. Cator fills us in on his recent trip, including how to get there, what the people are like, where to eat and a little about the history of this||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMultnomah Whiskey Library||The crew from The Manual goes on location today, as we record live from the Tasting Room at the Multnomah Whiskey Library! We're joined by Colin Howard and Stephen Price, who walk us through everything from how the Multnomah Whiskey Library formed, whet||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMadison Rowley, World Beard Champion||We are joined by World Beard Champion, Madison Rowley! Madison discusses his road from merely being just someone with facial hair, to competing in and winning beard and mustache competitions. He also has some great advice on how to take care of your fac||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThanksgiving Special||For this very special Thanksgiving episode, we'll cover some of our favorite (and least favorite) dishes, including some unique ones from the Midwest. Chase will give you a guide on how to Deep Fry a Turkey, without burning yourself, or your property. S||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHistory of the Old Fashioned, Whiskey-infused Products||This history of cocktails is fascinating and today we discuss one of the most traditional of alcoholic drinks, the Old Fashioned. Sam walks us through the origin story, the many variations of the drink and how to make them. Cator also discusses some of||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest Ways To Cook Bacon, Bacon Boxes, Sustainable Farming, Fat-washed Spirits||Best Ways To Cook Bacon; Bacon Boxes; Sustainable Farming; Fat-washed Spirits||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMigration Brewing, Starting A Brewery, Naming Beers, Learning About Hunting||We love Breweries here at The Manual and today we were joined by McKean Banzer-Lausberg and Eric Banzer, two of the founders of Migration Brewing. Everything is discussed from how they started their Brewery, to how they named their company and name thei||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Japan Special: History of Japanese Whisky, Sake, Ryokans, Conbinis||Travel is something we all love to do at The Manual and today we'll cover some of the great articles from our piece on traveling to Japan. We discuss some tips on how to get around once you're there, the best places to stay (it's not always hotels), the||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStyles of Mustaches; Outdoor Retailer recap; 4 Spirits You've Seen But Don't Know||The Manual's Geoff Nudelman was in studio today, where we discussed the virtues and styles of mustaches to grow, Geoff detailed what Outdoor Retailer was like and some of the great things he saw and finally Sam Slaughter let's know about 4 spirits you'v||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove for Portland, OR, The Manual Awards recap, A Lesson in Absinthe||Traveling is an ever present love for The Manual staff and today we cover some of the great places to visit in Portland, Oregon. We then recap The Manual Awards, followed by a history lesson in Absinthe and how to drink this fancy liquor. On today's epi||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro To BBB, Solar Eclipse, Scotland, The Bourbon Trail||In our first ever episode, we discuss the history of The Manual, a recap of the Total Solar Eclipse, Cator's trip to Scotland and Sam's journeys along The Bourbon Trail. On today's episode: Cator Sparks, Chase McPeak, Jake Rossman, Sam Slaughter and Gre||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great work guys. Enjoying this in my weekly podcast rotation.
Stellar podcast with travel and booze tips.
The Three B's of Awesome
Really dig the topics and tone. Keep the good times going!