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The Manual Podcast

Sep 18, 2020

For a cocktail to be great, you need a good mixer, with the right ingredients, to go with the right spirit. Tory Pratt knows all about that, which is why she created Pratt Standard Cocktail Company. Basing her syrups on pre-prohibition recipes, they are part history lesson, and part artisanal master pieces, that...


Sep 11, 2020

From the legendary Dogfish Head Brewery, we are joined by founder and President, Sam Calagione. Sam will tell us about how he got started, the changes he has seen in the craft brewing industry and why they choose such unique ingredients for their beers. He is truly a legend himself and such a great interview!


Sep 4, 2020

While the pandemic is on, most of us are not traveling, but it doesn’t mean we don’t need to ‘get away’ both mentally and physically. With his new book Getting Away: 75 Everyday Practices for Finding Balance in Our Always-On World, Jon Staff will help you figure out a way to find balance in the crazy world...


Aug 28, 2020

Michael Chernow has been an entrepreneur his whole life, but he struck it big with meatballs. The Meatball Shop was started in 2010 and quickly became a New York favorite, and Michael started appearing on Jimmy Fallon and TV shows making meatballs for everyone. He's got a really interesting story and wait until he tells...


Aug 21, 2020

Nicole Austin started down the path of becoming a distiller after drinking a glass of whisky in a Brooklyn bar and hearing the calling. Since then she quickly turned into an award winning spirits maker, and is now the General Manager and Distiller at the venerated Cascade Hollow, who just happens to be the maker...