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The Manual Podcast

Oct 17, 2019

Sam Slaughter and team meticulously labored for a year, to determine the best craft liquor made in America. With 8 different categories ranging from whiskeys, rums, gin, vodka, and liqueurs, this was a monumental task. On this episode we discuss what the process is like, who some of the winners are, and sample of...


Oct 10, 2019

Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is an expert in nutrition, longevity, fitness, supplementation, and the World's Greatest Formulator. He joined us today to discuss what the word diet actually means and walked us through some of the different ways you can change your nutritional lifestyle. Discussions of paleo,...


Oct 3, 2019

What do NASA and making wine have in common? Don Hagge! Don is a former NASA scientist who worked on the Apollo program, retired, and ended up starting a winery, VIDON Vineyard. You'll get to hear what some of the exciting things are about sending a spaceship around the moon, and how Don has used some of that know-how...


Sep 26, 2019

The time of year for Fresh Hop beer has arrived, but what does that really mean? Greg and Nicole are joined by Parker Hall, who walks us through the entire process. There are discussions of hop seasons, the differences between, dry, wet, and fresh hops, how to brew with them and so much more. The bottom line is you...


Sep 19, 2019

Rum is the focus of this episode, with our special guest Kevin Beary. Kevin is the Beverage Director of The Bamboo Room in the famous Dot Dot Dot Dash tiki bar in Chicago. We cover a beginner's guide to Rum cocktails, but also delve into the different types and styles that exist. Whether you're enjoying a Mai Tai, or...