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The Manual Podcast

Jun 27, 2019

Brandy sounds both classic and classy at the same time, but how much do you really know about it? Today we're joined by American Brandy distiller Ilias Mastrogiannis. Ilias distills Brandy and Grappa in the tradition of his Greek roots, but with very American ingredients. He gives us some of the definitions of what the...


Jun 20, 2019

The co-founder and CEO of Grovemade, Ken Tomita join us today to talk about designing products. The story of Grovemade is unique, starting from making bamboo iPhone cases, all the way up to their incredible hand-made suite of products today. Along the way, they created incredible brand loyalty, with a completely...


Jun 13, 2019

Our own Sam Slaughter is officially a published author with his new book "Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? and other cocktails for '90s kids"! It's full of incredible puns and original cocktails that Sam himself created. On this episode we talk about the draw of the '90s, what it's like creating a book, how he chose...


Jun 6, 2019

Whether you're a beginning Baker, or a seasoned pro, there is something to learn about on today's episode. Our guest, Jon Davis, has been with the world famous La Brea Bakery since 1991! His title is SVP of R&D and he has baked it all. We'll discuss how he got into it, provide some tips and tricks, talk about baking...