Seltzer Death Match is the quest to find the best seltzer in America. Hosts Rachel Ward and Travis Larchuk meet up with a guest judge for a head-to-head taste test of two seltzers and/or carbonated-water-based beverages.
Our intro & exit music is Dubstep Drift 007 by Cleric. (CC non-commercial attribution license)
2.18: Pokéseltzer with Josh Fjelstad
Which Pokémon is the official Pokémon of seltzer? Josh Fjelstad, co-host of the podcast "EXP. Share," joins us to try a hemp club soda... just in time for 4/20. Today’s matchup: Q Spectacular Club Soda vs. Endo Water Sparkling Hemp Club Soda.
2.17: Nonlinear with Mike Katzif
It’s a battle of grapefruit seltzers! Podcast producer Mike Katzif joins us for today’s matchup: Waterloo vs. Alta Palla.*
*Mike’s original plug was edited out of the show because this episode was recorded in 2019 and he was plugging the concept of attending live concerts. But he suggests, “In the meantime, maybe watching musicians performing awkwardly and wholesomely in their own homes on IG Live and such.”
2.16: Encased Meats with Sam Lee
We're back, just in time for that Independence Day cookout you definitely shouldn't be going to because social distancing is still a thing. Hot dog aficionado Sam Lee joins us to taste two more trendy hemp seltzers. Today's matchup: Sweet Reason strawberry lavender vs. Dram gingergrass.
Black lives matter; this seltzer podcast does not... so enjoy this little break and then get back to being actively anti-racist.
2.15: A-A-T-M with Meredith Heil
Get out of the way, Aesthetics, Bub and Flava… there’s a new rubric in town. Food and beverage writer Meredith Heil joins us, and the brunch ambience outside the shipping container is VERY LOUD. Today’s matchup: Ever and Ever vs. Market Basket.
2.14: Bubs with Drugs with Elizabeth Donnelly and Stu Sherman
For $125,000: Does Meredith Vieira like seltzer?
C: She's more of a Spindrift fan
D: Richard Nixon
It's booze vs. hemp black cherry seltzers. Today's matchup: White Claw vs. Weller.
2.13: Crime Seltzer with Abbey Kos
We begin with an actual news update from our carbonation correspondent about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the seltzer industry. Then, another new episode from 2019: Writer/editor/strategist Abbey Kos joins us to make a confession. Today’s matchup: An artisanal local Brooklyn seltzer vs. FOUND unflavored.
Today’s episode uses the song “She Thinks Herself Immortal” by Jim Rooster, CC Attribution license.
The most worthwhile reason I’ve ever been ridiculed
I can’t get enough.
Never have I enjoyed a podcast about seltzer more than this podcast. 🥰