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Beards, Booze, and Bacon

Sep 20, 2018

How does someone narrow down the greatest American distilleries to 27 different spirits, in 9 categories? Through a lot of hard work! The Manual team has taken this effort upon themselves and today we discuss how they did it, what the categories were, and what the team looked for. It's pretty complicated and a...


Sep 13, 2018

Can you go on a backpacking trip without spending over $100? That was the challenge laid forth by Drew Prindle from Digital Trends and Nicole Raney from own The Manual. They spent a night in the woods of Oregon, placing their priorities on different items, learning a lot along the way. What kind of sleeping bag should...


Sep 6, 2018

James Bond is a fascination with all of us at The Manual and we start the show off discussing our favorite actors in the role. We came up with a consensus favorite, but a lot of debate ensued for number 2. For the gear, we are joined by Prindle, Drew Prindle, from Digital Trends to discuss his favorites. The classic...


Aug 30, 2018

What is the city of Portland, really like? We're joined by Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Travel Oregon. We discuss the changes that have happened, but more importantly what has stayed the same and gives Portland it's unique culture. We'll also cover where you should visit, what is a must see, the nationally leading...


Aug 23, 2018

Chef Drew Adams of Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C. joins us today! We start off by learning about the art of urban foraging, what it entails, how to stay safe, and what some of the odd things are that you can find in a city environment. There are incredible resources available right in front of us, and probably...