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May 29, 2024

Episode 97 - Kenny Stewart and Craig Evans, 126 Water for Whisky

Kenny and Craig join the show to discuss why you should put water in whisky and why that water should come from Loch Ness. The Scotsmen discuss the dangers to whisky of ice, tap water and mineral water, their love …

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Nov. 29, 2023

Episode 96 - Marc McNulty, Scottish Footballer

We chat to Scottish striker Marc McNulty. He talks about finding out about his Scotland debut from the TV, his adventures playing in Orange County and the pride of playing at Wembley. We also cover the excitement of playing ...

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Sept. 18, 2023

Episode 95 - Jason Myers, award winning trailer editor

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 geek...

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June 20, 2023

Episode 94 - Personal stylists Jordan LaValle and Meg Chapman

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, …

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April 5, 2023

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

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 Japa...

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March 13, 2023

Episode 92 - Benjamin Percy, comic book writer

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 Ma...

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Aug. 29, 2022

Episode 91 - Patrick Macmanus, writer, producer, showrunner, Dr Death…

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 Grand...

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June 13, 2022

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

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 ...

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June 6, 2022

Episode 89 - David Siegel, former LA Dodgers exec and President of LA…

We talk to sports exec (and sports fanatic) David Siegel. We discuss his love of sport, pitching to his heroes and how bad some of the national anthems were at Dodgers Stadium. David tells us about a career in a …

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May 30, 2022

Episode 88 - Bob Schukai, EVP Open Banking, Mastercard

We talk rock music, whisky, crypto and the future of banking with the extraordinary Bob Schukai. The EVP of Open Banking at Mastercard tells us his about love of Orange County rockers Social Distortion, his fascination with t...

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May 23, 2022

Episode 87 - Leigh Turner, former diplomat and novelist

We talk to former British diplomat-turned-novelist Leigh Turner. Leigh tells us about his new novel Palladium, getting clearance from the British Foreign Office to write these books and the motivation behind his new career. W...

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May 16, 2022

Episode 86 - Grant Lottering, endurance cyclist and philanthropist

We speak to endurance athlete and motivational speaker Grant Lottering. He talks us through his near-death experience on an Italian mountaintop after a horrific bike crash, his road to recovery and his journey to inspire othe...

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March 21, 2022

Episode 85 - Elliott Yamin, American Idol legend

Joining us for our first live interview in 2 years, it is American Idol favourite Elliott Yamin. He tells us his story of driving hours to a first audition for Season 5 of the show and his ascent to finishing …

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March 14, 2022

Episode 84 - Chris Uhde, co-owner ImpEx Beverages, Los Angeles Voice …

I speak to whisky impresario Chris Uhde. He tells his story of failed rock star to whisky expert, why he fell in love with scotch and learning about whiskies from around the world. We talk scotch, rice whisky, as well …

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Feb. 17, 2022

Episode 83 - Ross Campbell, General Manager Portland Pickles

An independent baseball team in Oregon have been going viral due to the exploits of their mascot - a giant pickle. Over a glass of Bulleit, we talk to Ross Campbell, General Manager of the Portland Pickles about Dillon T. …

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Feb. 14, 2022

Episode 82 - Emily Cloke, British Consul General Los Angeles

We talk to Emily Cloke, British Consul General for Southern California, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada. Over a glass of Balvenie, we talk diplomacy in a pandemic, remote working as a parent and diversity in the British Fore...

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Jan. 31, 2022

Episode 81 - Johnny, Whisky and Donuts

We talk to Johnny, who has built a substantial following pairing whisky and donuts. As we share a dream and a sugary cake, he explains how this bit of fun turned into a serious endeavor and a change of career, …

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Jan. 24, 2022

Episode 80 - Charley King, event and wedding designer

In the first episode of 2022, we talk to wedding and event designer Charley King. She tells us about the extraordinary world of events in Los Angeles, working with elephants and llamas (including one that fell in a swimming p...

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Oct. 11, 2021

Episode 79 - Michele Kajiwara, SVP Premium STAPLES Center

We talk to the passionate Michele Kajiwara, SVP Premium at the STAPLES Center. She talks about selling sports experiences in a Covid world, the impact of the social justice movement and how much she missed the thrill of live ...

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Aug. 30, 2021

Episode 78 - Shaun Robinson, manager of Hilton Anaheim

We talk to Shaun Robinson, manager of the Hilton Anaheim, California's third largest hotel. He tells stories from his 30+ years in the business including meeting Pele and Muhammed Ali, how we got his start as a waiter in Newp...

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July 19, 2021

Episode 77 - Big Jimmy Denning, singer

We talk to the only Scotsman to headline on the Las Vegas Strip, Jimmy Denning. He tells us about sharing limos with Wayne Newton, how Matt Goss mixes his whisky and being sick in one of the most expensive suites …

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June 28, 2021

Episode 76 - Clare Risman, Executive Director of the St George's Soci…

We talk to Clare Risman, former British diplomat and now Executive Director of the St George’s Society of New York. We talk about the historic charity, their role supporting everyone from Titanic survivors, to creating a 9/11...

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June 14, 2021

Episode 75 - Grant Arnow, rock star turned lawyer

We talk to entertainment lawyer Grant Arnow. He talks about his career as front man of Takota, touring Europe and some of the things he saw while touring with bands. He explains his transition to corporate lawyer then enterta...

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May 17, 2021

Episode 74 - Neil Strachan, The Balvenie Ambassador for West Coast USA

We talk to the lively Neil Strachan of Balvenie. We talk about corporate golf tournaments, the etiquette of drinking whisky and doing business in South East Asia and getting lost during a Manila whisky festival. He explains h...

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