110 episodes

The Pairs With Life Podcast is a weekly podcast on love, life, parenting, adulting, sex, relationships and all the wine that pairs with it. Hosted by John Taylor, author of the aptly-titled novel Pairs With Life, the Pairs With Life Podcast is a brutally honest, hilarious, insightful, and sometimes-inebriated conversation about why we drink what we drink.

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    • 5.0 • 104 Ratings

The Pairs With Life Podcast is a weekly podcast on love, life, parenting, adulting, sex, relationships and all the wine that pairs with it. Hosted by John Taylor, author of the aptly-titled novel Pairs With Life, the Pairs With Life Podcast is a brutally honest, hilarious, insightful, and sometimes-inebriated conversation about why we drink what we drink.

    Thanksgiving Wines and The Family Dysfunctions That Pair With Them

    Thanksgiving Wines and The Family Dysfunctions That Pair With Them

    Guest co-host Carrie Flaspohler joins the podcast to discuss our Top 3 Wines for Thanksgiving and the family dysfunctions that pair with them.

    • 45 min
    The Top Scary Movies and The Wines That Pairs With Them

    The Top Scary Movies and The Wines That Pairs With Them

    JT and guest co-host Ellen Clifford of The Wine Situation count down six of their all-time favorite scary movies and the wines that pair with them.

    • 33 min
    The Rules of Ghosts, Part 2

    The Rules of Ghosts, Part 2

    As I conclude my investigation into how ghosts are supposed to behave, I speak with writer and medium Kristen Nedopak, who shares some surprising insights.

    • 37 min
    The Rules of Ghosts, Part 1

    The Rules of Ghosts, Part 1

    Something strange happened to me not long ago. Something that kind of freaked me out. A bizarre incident that reinforced my growing suspicion that perhaps not all is as it seems here in the material world. I've long been a skeptic about ghosts, or spirits, or lost souls, or whatever you want to call them. I'm an empirical guy. Show me data, show me proof, give me the evidence. But my mind is changing, because of this recent incident and another one that occurred almost ten years ago.



    But even as my mind opens to the possibility of ghosts and the spirit world, I have questions. Are there laws that govern what spirits can do? As corporeal beings, the laws of nature and physics determine what we can and cannot do. I can't make an object levitate. I can't walk through a wall. Do ghosts have a similar set of rules? How come a ghost has never come up to me and said, "Hi JT, I'm a ghost?" Is it because they just can't do that.



    In the first part of this two-part series, I discuss this strange incident that occurred recently, then take a deep dive into why it may have happened. It's a twisty road, stretching from a haunted castle to Facebook corporate headquarters. The rules of ghosts are not easy to determine. But if we're to solve this mystery, we need to know the rules.



    It's no mystery that my new wine brand, Tous Les Jours, brings you fantastic wines at amazing prices (see what I did there?). This week, I feature the 2018 Tous Les Jours Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast. It's only $19, and shipping is free with 6 or more bottles, or only $9.95 if you're cheap AF and get less than 6. Get you some!

    • 32 min
    The Greatest Rock Band You Never Heard

    The Greatest Rock Band You Never Heard

    In 1998, Steve Taylor reached up and touched the golden underbelly of rock stardom as leader of the greatest rock band you never heard, The Uninvited. Following ten years of struggle in Los Angeles—the epicenter of the dream/reality splatter zone—his band inked a major label deal with Atlantic Records, pulling back the velvet rope on the most exclusive club in the world.



    (I was there the whole time, BTW. Steve's my brother, and we formed the band together).



    For two incredible, sweat-drenched and mind-altering years, Steve had fame by the tender bits and squeezed hard. And when it looked like it couldn't get any better, it did: Mia, the achingly-unattainable woman of his dreams, landed in The Attainable Zone. But sometimes, dreams collide in a rush to come true, and what Steve thought he held in the palm of his hands started slipping through his fingers...



    Steve Taylor joins me on the podcast to discuss the memoir that chronicles it all: The Uninvited - On The Road With The Greatest Rock Band You Never Heard. And it's not just sex, drugs, and rock & roll (well, it sorta is). It's the story of how life should be a story, and how dreams don't die, though they might change a bit along the way.



    The Greatest Rock Band You Never Heard probably pairs best with Jack Daniels, but since they don't pay me, I think you should check out the Tous Les Jours 2019 Pinot Grigio from Lodi instead. Crisp, refreshing, light in alcohol, and only $15 with free shipping. Now THAT's rockin'...

    • 32 min
    Pairs With Tous Les Jours Pinot Noir and Our Favorite things

    Pairs With Tous Les Jours Pinot Noir and Our Favorite things

    What brings joy to your life (besides OBVIOUSLY this podcast...and wine)? Is it things & stuff? People & places? A big bank account and an even bigger wine store? What are your favorite things? This week, Wine Goddess Carrie Flaspohler joins me to talk about three of our very favorite things - things that make our lives just a little bit better during the Epic Early '20s Shitstorm (which is. the official title of the new decade, by the way). And no, we're not getting paid to pimp our favorite things: these are all brought to you sponsor-free & brimmin' with old-fashioned objectivity.



    That said, I'm not above full-on pimping my own wines, including the new Tous Les Jours 2019 California Pinot Noir. At only $15 a bottle, it's the everyday wine your life has been missing, so get you some - in fact, get a lot, because shipping is free with 6 bottles or more. To learn more about Tous Les Jours wines, check it out here.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

banjovie ,

My Favorite Podcast

Wine, wisdom, humor, sex, insight - what’s not to love? Imagine if NPR was fun. Or a TED talk, only everyone is naked and drinking wine. Pour your favorite glass and give a listen.

berrinmichelle ,

Hilarious, insightful, and entertaining

I'm not much of a wine person (but I do love a crisp pinot grigio!) but this podcast was a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be. Funny stories, great interviews and a really unique perspective from the host. I hear the wine is good, too! I should get some LOL.

Tranquil girl ,

This guy is good company

He makes me want to open bottles of wine and drink a lot : ) Luckily he knows which ones to open!

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