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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.
 
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Single Malt Scotch is tremendously popular right now and for good, delicious, reasons. On today's episode we're joined by Holly Seidewand and Drew Record of Bacardi to discuss all things Scotch. From what it requires to actually be considered Scotch, to some of the interesting ways they became involved, you'll probably be wanting a Single Malt ...…
 
With St. Patrick's Day almost upon us, we figured it was a great time to talk about Irish Whiskey. Today's guest is Tim Herlihy, who is a former egg farmer, turned US Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W. Tim recounts his own incredible journey to becoming a whiskey expert and along the way discusses the fascinating history of Irish Whiskey. You'll c ...…
 
The fascination with True Crime tales seems to have reached a new audience and height with the advent of story-telling podcasts. We interview Matthew Shaer, host of Over My Dead Body now available from Wondery. Matthew is a veteran reporter for such outlets as the New York Times. He discusses the particular case that his podcast is about, what ...…
 
The title of this show may seem to be at odds with itself, but we assure, it's not. With the current fascination of Marie Kondo-style cleaning, we take a look at another trend called Swedish Death Cleaning. It turns out, it doesn't involve death really, but could definitely make your life better. Also Chase lets us know what some of the great t ...…
 
Cachaça has been being distilled for over 500 years in Brazil, but is still just now becoming widely known in the United States. On today's episode we are joined by Avua owner Pete Nevenglosky, as he walks us through the fascinating history of this spirit. He'll also provide a guide for beginners when it comes to drinking Cachaça and some insig ...…
 
Tyson Ho of Arrogant Swine from NY is our special guest today and we talk about all things BBQ! In particular, we discuss their specialty of Carolina Whole Hog BBQ and what the differences are comparatively around the country. The process is fascinating, the sauces vary and there is a little bit of a dispute with our resident Texan, Nicole, ove ...…
 
Christian Hansen and Charles Laprade of Blue Ridge Creamery in South Carolina join us today to discuss all things cheese! Christian and Charles are knowledgeable in all things cheese related and today you'll learn how the tiniest changes can completely change their outcome, even down to the time of year the milk is harvested. We'll also walk th ...…
 
In addition to being an award-winning New York chef and author, known for incredible Spanish cuisine, Seamus Mullen happens to also be a really cool person. His back story regarding the eating changes he needed to make to essentially save his own life, is bot fascinating and inspiring. In this episode he also shares some great advice on how to ...…
 
Over the last few years, Sour Beer has become tremendously popular. We're joined by Kevin Martin to discuss his interesting route to becoming the Director of Brewery Operations at Cascade Brewing. We'll also uncover what exactly it takes to create a Sour Beer, how to tell the difference between a good one and a bad one, and what kind ingredient ...…
 
Tequila is a passion for many people, but Jose 'Pepe' Hermsollo's entire life has been shaped by it. On today's episode, the founder of Casa Noble Tequila talks about his family's storied history in farming agave, the formation of his world famous brand, the different styles of tequila and expressions, and much more. It's an enlightening conver ...…
 
Sam and Greg were joined by David Savona, the Executive Editor of Cigar Aficionado to talk about all things, you guessed it, Cigars! We cover some terminology, what to look for when buying cigars, and what the traits are of fine craftsmanship. David is a wealth of knowledge and we think that no matter what level you are at in enjoying cigars, y ...…
 
Let's face it, a lot of us need help when it comes to designing and decorating our living spaces. We brought in some expert help with Kelsey Machado to walk us through some easy ways to make our places more stylish! From simple use of plants, to a splash of color, to something more in depth like an indoor patio, she has great advice for everyone.…
 
Parker Hall of The Manual's brother company Digital Trends, is not only a great writer, but also a big time home brewer. From his humble origins of starting with his own brother in the kitchen, to winning awards at competitions, he's a wealth of information. We'll cover what you'll need to get started, what kind of malt you should use, extract ...…
 
The long awaited day has arrived, this is our live recording from the 2018 Portland Podcast Festival! Jake, Sam, Nicole, and Greg were all at the Landmark Saloon on chilly November night in front of a live audience. It was rowdy, it was loud, and many boilermakers were consumed. Thanks to everyone who showed up to support us and thanks to the P ...…
 
One of the stars of Top Chef, the talented and charismatic Isaac Toups joined us today, to discuss Cajun Cuisine! You'll find out about his upbringing in New Orleans and where his influences came from. We'll discuss everything from the differences between Cajun and Creole, his great restaurants, what it was like on Top Chef, working with Emeril ...…
 
Mike Richard is a contributor to The Manual and an expert on all things travel. On this episode he walks us through how he discovered his love of traveling and started his site, Vagabondish. Just as important he let's us know about the things you should/shouldn't do. Want to know the secrets to finding the best price on a plane ticket, or how t ...…
 
How do you throw an amazing party? We have one of the world's foremost experts on today, in Bronson Van Wyck! Having his first real event written up in Vogue magazine, helped launch his incredible career. Bronson will talk about some of the best tips and tricks that he has learned and dispenses some wonderful advice that you can take advantage ...…
 
We live in a magical time, when it comes to beers! Today we're joined by Lee Heidel of Brew, Drink, Run, and a frequent contributor to The Manual, to talk about beer trends. We'll revisit 2018 and talk about the New England IPAs, Hazy IPAs, Sour beers and the trends of localized breweries. Then we'll turn to 2019 for some well-educated predicti ...…
 
Southeast Alaska is one of the most beautiful parts of North America, yet it remains relatively unknown, compared the rest of the state. We'll give you two different ways to see this magical land, one via Chase and Waterfall Resort. This remote hotel isn't a traditional 'resort', but the location, scenery, and fishing are unmatched. Greg took a ...…
 
Levi Martinez is a 4th generation leather worker, and one of the owners of Orox Leather, out of Portland, Oregon. He joins the show to discuss the origins of their company, the different types of leather that are available, how it gets to them and what they make with it. You'll also learn how to spot fake leather and what item everyone should o ...…
 
Greg Nibler went out to the Portland International Speedway, to interview Mario Andretti! Mario discusses the origins of his love of racing, returning to the Grand Prix of Portland, some of the obstacles he's overcome, and what it's like building a successful IndyCar team with his family.
 
Whole animal cooking is a fascinating process, that few of us know the details about. It is by far one of the best ways to make sure nothing goes to waste on an animal and our guest today is the Executive Chef at The Cannibal, Ryan Skeen. Ryan walks us through the cuisine they serve, where they source their animals and some of the ways they pre ...…
 
We get a little weird today, in honor of Halloween, discussing ghosts, hauntings and traveling to historic places. Greg begrudgingly admits that he has experienced something strange and that a Ghost Investigation has occurred at his house. Sam unsurprisingly states that he is a skeptic, yet still plans to join a paranormal organization. Nicole ...…
 
When Jaisen Freeman helped invent Four Loko, he had no idea it would turn into the phenomenon that it became. It has truly become one of the most famous alcoholic beverages in the world and the story of how it happened is fascinating. Jaisen has now helped other brands become successes in their own right. Plus, we have a super fan in our co-wor ...…
 
Do you know what a Gin Ambassador does? Apparently it's everything amazing in the world! We are joined by Mattias Horseman of Hendrick's Gin to discuss his incredible job, that takes him all over the world. Hendrick's itself is a big part of the conversation and how they distill their great product. Then we discuss cocktail parties. From how to ...…
 
F1 Racing is experiencing a bit of a surge in popularity in the United States, but worldwide, it is HUGE. We're joined by Ross Fruin, the founder of the fantasy sports racing site, Grid Rival, to talk all about it. Discussions range from why F1 is the elite level in the racing world, to where some of the races take place. His platform is origin ...…
 
The CEO and co-founder of Naadam, Matt Scanlan joins us today, to discuss his incredible story. From being stranded in the desert of Mongolia for a month, to discovering how to disrupt the supply chain of high end cashmere, his story is truly unique. We'll also discuss how to care for cashmere and why you shouldn't pay an astronomical amount fo ...…
 
Oktoberfest is upon us and today we take a look at several aspects of one of the greatest celebrations of beer ever! We'll cover it's origins as what must have been one hell of a party, to it's global reach, including the biggest cities outside of Munich to celebrate. There are some attempts at speaking German, a definition of Marzen beers and ...…
 
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 huge endeavor. Sam Slaughter expla ...…
 
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 you get? What about a back ...…
 
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 Aston Martin is covered, as ...…
 
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 craft brewing industry an ...…
 
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 foraging groups wherever you ar ...…
 
The Big Island of Hawaii is full of fantastic adventures and Chase lays out his favorite places and things to do. From volcano tours, to roadside stands, to snorkeling locations, and the best places to stay, he covers it all. Then Sam fills us in on the fascinating history of Sailor Jerry, plus he provides a cocktail from his upcoming book. You ...…
 
Brian Treacy, President of Sagamore Spirit joins us today to talk all about their distillery and rye whiskey. With a very unlikely path to distilling whiskey, Brian has some great insight into what it takes to make it in the tough business. We'll also go in depth with the intricacies of rye whiskey, what it takes to make it, what it means to ha ...…
 
Zach and Dalton are professional race car drivers on the IndyCar and IndyLights series, respectively! We sit down with them to talk about what it's like racing in the fastest cars on earth, how they got to this point and what Mario and Michael Andretti are like in person. Want to know what drivers say to each other on the track? We cover that t ...…
 
The craft brewing scene in the US seems like such a staple of our beer-drinking culture. However, not that long ago, golden macrobrew lagers were the standard of the day. Dan Kenary, CEO and co-founder of Harpoon Brewery helped lead the charge to diversify our options. Today we learn about the history of the brewery, the changes to craft brewin ...…
 
As we reel from the craziness of Amazon Prime Day, we take a look at some interesting statistics regarding the phenomenon of drinking and online shopping. More people than you probably imagined do it! We also examine our articles regarding some the weird things that can be found online. From strange grooming products like the Clip-In Man Bun to ...…
 
Our own Chase McPeak has spent weeks turning himself into a human guinea pig, to test out the latest and greatest in men's grooming products. Burgeoning on a $60 billion dollar industry, we cover beards, razors, oils, face creams and many other things. You'll know what products to start with and what the best of the best is. Meteorite cream? Ha ...…
 
Tyson Gillard, CEO of Outdoor Project is our guest today. We've probably all used Outdoor Project's wonderfully comprehensive site at some point and we discuss the history of the company, why it was started, and some of the incredible work that goes into keeping up with all of these adventures. From great Block Parties, to hiking tips, to "camp ...…
 
We are live on location in Portland, Oregon at Reverend Nat's Hard Cider this week! Reverend Nat himself, fills us in on the origin of his Cidery (we discuss the proper terminology, as well) and what he experimented with in the beginning. Ciders have also long ago branched out from just using apples, to a number of unique ingredients including. ...…
 
Our guest today is Top Chef veteran and author of The Chef and The Slow Cooker, Hugh Acheson! We discuss everything from Hugh's first restaurant, to his love of slowcooking, to what styles of cooking he is most interested in exploring currently. We also discuss Athens, GA, the subject of The Manual Awards 2018. Athens has a very interesting cul ...…
 
Katherine Cole is a renowned wine expert, radio host, and author of several books on the subject of wine. Her wonderful book How To Fake Your Way Through A Wine List provides the impetus for our questions today. What are some key terms you can use when asking about wine? Should you take a risk on that random bottle, or stick with a more establi ...…
 
Road Tripping season is upon us and The Manual has got you covered with articles on everything associated with it. We'll cover the essentials you have to bring along, what you should definitely plan for ahead of time, the best kind of road trips and even the best playlist for it. Rick Stella of Digital Trends joins us, to help review the Airstr ...…
 
Roulette is the game of choice for two members of BBB, but only one received a sweet nickname while playing. Chase McPeak's will detail his stay at the recently renovated Palms Casino (get the Russian Baller Caviar Tower). Then The Manual's Pat Evans gives us an inside scoop of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, for whom he is reporting for! Then Pa ...…
 
BBQ Season is upon us and we have a fantastic guest to provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to get ready. Chat Ward is a Pitmaster with Traeger Grills, who has competed in over 100 BBQ competitions. From which tools you need to get started, to common practices that are completely unnecessary, you'll learn a lot in this episode. Als ...…
 
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 fantastic content in this series of articles. The most legendary fashion pieces of the American man, some incredible hotels from around the world, the best food pairings of all t ...…
 
If you've forgotten to buy a gift for a 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 Manual. Then Sam provides some great brunch tips and a recipe you should try at home, followed by ...…
 
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 discusses swimsuits for the summer, in addition to a dire warning for those of you with children. ...…
 
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 facts and why it's a great place to visit, before wrapping up with the Kentucky Derby and a ...…
 
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