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We capture and share stories of inspiring people and highlight amazing businesses and experiences for our Scotch Parlor community.

Scotch Parlor with Rick Scotch

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

We capture and share stories of inspiring people and highlight amazing businesses and experiences for our Scotch Parlor community.

    Intro Episode - Rick Scotch: A Creator

    Intro Episode - Rick Scotch: A Creator

    Rick spent more than a decade in the financial investment world as a market strategist and financial advisor. As he moved forward in life, he felt like something was missing and began searching for his "creative calling." So in 2016, Rick decided to leave the finance industry, start his creative entrepreneurial journey, and develop his skills in becoming a Multimedia Designer specializing in UX Design and Visual Media.



    In 2018, Rick launched Scotch Parlor as a media project, with the idea to interview and profile the journeys of inspiring people throughout the Bay Area. It was built as a media platform where he produced a podcast, created short documentaries, and took editorial-type photos of the people he interviewed.



    With the 2020 Pandemic limiting his podcast projects, he decided he would have to do his podcast interviews remotely for the future. The tremendous benefit of doing these remote podcasts was he could now bring the journeys and stories of inspiring creators from all across the nation to his Scotch Parlor audience. Scotch Parlor, today, continues to build upon its original concept of capturing and sharing the stories of inspiring creators through podcasting, short documentaries, and cool photos.



    Rick is a big believer in self-teaching, learning, adapting, and being fearless when trying new things. All his ventures, jobs, and personal experiences have led him to what he genuinely loves doing. That's designing, creating content, and sharing stories with a camera.



    Rick says, "Scotch Parlor will always be a project and platform that evolves and gets better and better over time. For now, this is where you will get to hear inspiring creators, be introduced to uniquely cool goods, recommended great books, and perhaps lured into pouring yourself a cocktail."



    Cheers, and Go Create.

    • 8 min
    The Dirt, the Wild & Jono - Photographer, Artist & Designer Jono Melamed

    The Dirt, the Wild & Jono - Photographer, Artist & Designer Jono Melamed

    When you first look at Jono Melamed’s photography, you’re quite literally stunned. The detail is exquisite, and you feel like, for the first time in the day, that you’re alone and at peace. His incredible skill and talent for capturing the wild comes from how he lives his life and finds inspiration in the most isolating parts of the world.

    Jono doesn’t consider himself a landscape photographer. He’s a photographer who shoots the wild. He’s someone who usually forgoes location scouting in favor of living in the moment and shooting his authentic day-to-day life, which is why most of his work is landscape. You’ll find Jono on the road for many weeks or months in the year, and he’s happy living out his days on the road among the wildlife. Jono describes himself as a simple man who loves the world we live in and strives to keep his carbon footprint at a minimum.



    Learn more and see his images at www.ScotchParlor.com

    Cheers, and go create.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Drawing His Life Path - Illustrator & Graphic Designer Brett Wilbanks

    Drawing His Life Path - Illustrator & Graphic Designer Brett Wilbanks

    Most successful artists today were in some way creatives when they were younger. They drew inspiration from family members or friends and found ways to entertain the creative bug they had early on in life. This rings true for Brett Wilbanks, who found himself most days drawing and building Legos and train tracks over any other activity as a child. He was inspired by his grandmother to start drawing anything that came to mind, and soon he knew this is what he found the most joy in. He confessed that if it wasn’t for his grandmother, who encouraged him to start drawing, he probably wouldn’t be an artist today.



    Cheers, and go create.

    www.ScotchParlor.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Scotch Parlor Season 3 Recap

    Scotch Parlor Season 3 Recap

    This episode is a recap of Scotch Parlor Podcast Season 3. I had the opportunity to interview seven Creators out in the world doing what they love - that's creating. 

    Take a listen to this episode for some sound bites from each of the episodes.



    Cheers, and go create.

    www.ScotchParlor.com

    • 27 min
    Bespoke Automotive - Sean Smith Designs with Sean Smith

    Bespoke Automotive - Sean Smith Designs with Sean Smith

    If you ask any car enthusiast you know what their dream job would be, it would probably be to design and create the most luxurious and classic cars out there. For Sean Smith, he gets to live this dream job every day. Sean specializes in the bespoke automotive industry and founded Sean Smith Designs. He has designed the most spectacular cars for celebrities like Kevin Hart and Robert Downey Jr. and works with brands like Saleen Automotive, Ringbrothers, and Speedkore.



    In this episode, we talked about Sean's design journey from being a student in high school to working at Honda to establishing Sean Smith Designs, his automotive design process, where he gets his inspiration from, tips and advice for future designers and we even talked about Chili; plus a whole lot more.



    Enjoy getting to know Sean smith and his journey as a creator.



    Cheers, and go create.

    www.ScotchParlor.com

    • 49 min
    The One Stop Cocktail Shop - Spirit and Spoon with Karl Steuck

    The One Stop Cocktail Shop - Spirit and Spoon with Karl Steuck

    Many people don’t think about what all it takes to create a bar menu and a cocktail experience that’ll leave you wanting more. As consumers and patrons, we glance the menu, and we choose what we’d like to enjoy for the night. It doesn’t enter our mind what all goes into creating the menu, visuals, and social media content for the drinks we order. Karl Steuck understands the industry best; as the founder of Spirit & Spoon, a creative media business that combines photography and content development with cocktail and social media consulting, he can attest to all the hard work it takes to create a business that brings color to the menu and helps other businesses thrive along the way.



    In this episode, we talk about how Karl's life changed when he moved from Michigan to L.A., how Spirit & Spoon was born, his photography process, his mindset when it comes to making his videos, what's the best booze strategy when hosting a gathering, his cocktail of choice, social media tips, how he balance his creative passion with his work plus a whole lot more.



    Enjoy getting to know Karl Steuck the founder of Spirit and Spoon and his journey as a creator.



    Cheers, and go create.

    www.ScotchParlor.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Matthew Wyne ,

Rick’s Passion is Infectious

As a maker, hearing stories by other makers who have worked hard to forge their own path is more than inspiring, sometimes it’s necessary. Rick finds people who love what they do and follow their heart, and the passion he has for his guests shines through. Love the Scotch Parlor.

MriveiraPT ,

Capturing real entrepreneurs and lifestyle

Rick captures authentic stories of true entrepreneurs. After listening to each podcast I truly get inspired to continue my own path as an entrepreneur. You will not only be inspired by each story but will also learn new techniques from people that have made it within their market. Within each story there is something to learn from that you can apply to your own business. Cheers! 🥃

storidrygoodsco ,

Podcast for Doers

Amazing stories from true entrepreneurs that are still grinding, duct taping and boot strapping it to make their dreams turn into reality.

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