United States of Dramerica

United States of Dramerica

There is nothing like a dram of whisky to inspire an important conversation.Each week we sit down with a guest from the worlds of entertainment, sport or business and they tell their story over a glass of whisky.

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Recent Episodes

Episode 95 - Jason Myers, award winning trailer editor

Sept. 18, 2023

I talk to Jason Myers, trailer editor (and my karate partner). We talk about the world of editing trailers, salvaging bad films and working with Michael Bay on Transformers. He tells us how to make a trailer, his trailer gee…

Episode 94 - Personal stylists Jordan LaValle and Meg Chapman

June 20, 2023

Over a gold rush and a whiskey sour, I talk to the Closet Files - a pair of high-flying personal stylists. We talk fashion, dressing men and styling women for work and leisure. They explain why clients need a stylist, going …

Episode 93 - Jason Franklin, sports fanatic and co-founder of Sportiqe

April 5, 2023

We talk to Sportiqe co-founder Jason Franklin. He tells us about catching a Hulk Hogan shirt at WrestleMania, how being a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls changed his life and wearing personalized hoodies. He cracks open a Jap…

Episode 92 - Benjamin Percy, comic book writer

March 13, 2023

The whisky podcast is back and we have the excellently-voices Benjamin Percy aboard. The comic book writer tells us, over a Lagavulin 16, which super heroes would drink, how comics helped him as a kid moving cities and why M…

Episode 91 - Patrick Macmanus, writer, producer, showrunner, Dr Death, The Girl from Plainville

Aug. 29, 2022

American in Paris, Hollywood writer and whisky lover Patrick Macmanus is the latest guest on the podcast. We explore learning languages, Americans abroad and what makes a good leader. Over a Dalmore 12 and a Glenfiddich Gran…

Episode 90 - Alan Miller, hat fanatic and founder of Official League

June 13, 2022

We talk to hat-preneur and marketeer Alan Miller. We talk fashion hats, washing hats, hat designs and basically all things hat. Over an Alexander Murray, he talks about owning 100s of hats, all-mesh hats, corduroy hats, wool…

About the Host

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Dan Rutstein

Dan is a former British diplomat and whisky enthusiast.
He started the podcast because he wanted to be able to have important conversations with interesting people over an enjoyable drink.