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Episode 42 - David Laird, luxury whisky specialist

We talk to David Laird, newly appointed Luxury Portfolio Specialist for William Grant. He explains why people spend thousands on good whisky, why sales are up so much during the pandemic and why even the most expensive whisky...

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Episode 41 - Alastair Boase, co-owner of MacLeod Brewery

We talk to a Californian brewery owner about how pizza saved his business, running a bar during Covid and why a Scottish landscaper started selling English-style beer in Los Angeles. He tells us about how he protects his cust...

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Episode 40 - Brad Beyer, actor and co-star in 42 with Chadwick Boseman

We talk to actor Brad Beyer who pays tribute to his 42 co-star Chadwick Boseman. He talks about working with the Black Panther actor and his portrayal of Jackie Robinson, how the film handled race and his sadness at the loss ...

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Episode 39 - Marc Benardout, DUI campaigner

We talk to Marc Benardout, British producer and director turned DUI campaigner following the death of his son. We talk about the social complications of drinking and driving, how DUIs are up dramatically during Covid and he t...

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Episode 38 - Gavin Ramjaun, broadcaster

We talk to news and sports broadcaster Gavin Ramjaun. He tells us about reporting on sport during a pandemic, the importance of mental health for middle-aged men and buying the Saudi Arabian oil minister a Macallan. We also t...

Episode 37 - Natalie Morales

We have a very funny and very honest conversation with actor, writer and director Natalie Morales. She talks about her love for the entertainment industry, coping with her shows always being cancelled and how smashing her fac...

Episode 36 - Matt Long, travel writer

We speak to professional traveler Matt Long. He talks about the joys of visiting Disney World even in a pandemic, how his career was launched by a Jeopardy cruise and the moral complication of encouraging travel during Covid....

Episode 35 - Matthew Wiseman, BAFTA Los Angeles CEO

We talk to Matthew Wiseman, CEO of BAFTA Los Angeles. He talks about the struggles of his members in a world without tv and film production, moving BAFTA’s education programs online and the future of cinema. He also talks abo...

Episode 34 - Tom Hartley, British Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana

We talk to Tom about whisky and gin diplomacy, the work of diplomats in a post-covid world with no glitzy receptions and his love for Ghana. We also cover how Black Lives Matter is being handled in Ghana, the wonders of stre...

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Episode 33 - Master Kemmer, Tang Soo Do Master

We talk to Fifth Dan Black Belt and owner of Cutting Edge Karate, Master Brandon Kemmer. He tells us about the importance of martial arts in a well rounded education, teaching karate over Zoom and meeting Chuck Norris. He als...

Episode 32 - Rhino, Gladiator

We talk to Mark Smith - better known as Rhino from the Gladiators. He tells us his journey from food stamps to Hollywood and from body building to Batman. How he got his break on one of the most popular UK television shows of...

Episode 31 - Steve Valentine, actor and magician

We talk to veteran actor and musician Steve Valentine about his time in Hollywood and his global travels. He tells us about fighting Hulk Hogan, performing magic for Michael Jackson and even dealing cards at something resembl...

Episode 30 - Laura Schwab, Aston Martin

We talk to Aston Martin’s President for the Americas Laura Schwab. She tells us about her love for the iconic British brand, the power of James Bond and growing up in Kentucky. Laura has also worked for Jaguar Land Rover so t...

Episode 29 - Jason Trost, Smarkets

We talk to Jason Trost, founder of betting exchange Smarkets. We talk about the probability of a Biden win in November, why there was only a 20% chance Trump would win in 2016 and the $20bn sports betting market in America. W...

Episode 28 - Gerry Cottle Jr, Rooftop Cinema Club founder

We talk to Rooftop Cinema Club founder Gerry Cottle Jr. He talks about drive in cinemas in the time of Covid, his life growing up in the circus (including his sister’s pet monkey and performing penguins) and why he wants to d...

Episode 27 - Henok Negash, Magic Castle magician.

We speak to Magic Castle performer Henok Negash, the Bow Tie Magician. He talks about how much he misses performing due to the lockdown, his time in the Peace Corps and how a famous divorce lawyer helped him perfect his favor...

Episode 26 - David Haines, Chief Strategy Officer BakerRipley

We talk to former Marine and Obama advisor David Haines about his work serving Houston's communities during Covid and how he feels about racial divide in America.

Episode 25 - Mark Gillespie, host of Whiskycast

25th Episode Special. We’re honoured to have veteran whisky broadcaster Mark Gillespie as our guest. The Whiskycast host talks about drinking in bars after Covid, missing his whisky friends and his long and fascinating journe...

Social Distancing Special #7. Simon Leslie, co-founder of Ink Global

We talk to travel expert Simon Leslie about inspiring his isolated teams, the future of flying and hotels and why good Vegas buffets and cruise ships will survive.

Social Distancing Special #6. Andy Weir, whisky ambassador and Young Hamish from Braveheart

We talk to Andy Weir, brand manager for Aberlour. We talk about the future of drinking in bars, teaching Mel Gibson a Scottish accent and making the most of life’s opportunities.

Social Distancing Special #5. Mike Brewer, Wheeler Dealer.

Motor legend Mike Brewer tells us about sending messages of condolence to Coronavirus victims, social media trolling and buying his first electric car. While drinking Balvenie and worrying about being judged for the amount of...

Social Distancing Special #4. Rachel Rudwall, travel storyteller.

We talk to travel storyteller Rachel Rudwall about contracting and surviving Coronavirus, what she misses about life on the road and the future of travel.

Social Distancing Special #3. Cyrina Fiallo, actress and quarantine singer.

We talk to Cyrina Fiallo about appearing in Super Bowl ads, cheering people up with quarantine music and hula-hooping.

Social Distancing Special #2. Noah Evslin, Hollywood writer and producer.

We talk to non-whisky drinker and Hollywood writer Noah Evslin. He tells us whether Coronavirus would have made a believable story, how Grey's Anatomy would have treated this pandemic and how writing rooms may change in the f...