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Listening to stories and discussing music over drinks with close friends brings the fondest of memories for many people. Each month, join Alex, James and Travis as they talk about a tale of the supernatural, recommend a hard drink and debate the meaning of a song...from a new location on each episode. If you love whiskey and bourbon, can’t get enough of hearing a good ghost story or have an appreciation for expositions of music then this podcast is for you!

Spirits & Lyric‪s‬ Alex Wood

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Listening to stories and discussing music over drinks with close friends brings the fondest of memories for many people. Each month, join Alex, James and Travis as they talk about a tale of the supernatural, recommend a hard drink and debate the meaning of a song...from a new location on each episode. If you love whiskey and bourbon, can’t get enough of hearing a good ghost story or have an appreciation for expositions of music then this podcast is for you!

    Infinity

    Infinity

    In the Season 1 finale, the guys cover different concepts of Infinity. First, we talk about creating Infinity Bottle from the collection of ending drops of spirits. Next, the discussion leads to an asteroid in the solar system that could change the face of the human race. Then, we talk about a mythological creature that symbolizes infinity. Finally, we go in-depth about a song from a Mississippi rapper that discusses how to handle infinity across generations.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Windsor, Ontario: Duality

    Windsor, Ontario: Duality

    Canada’s riverside city of Windsor and the concept of Duality is the center of the following episode.

    The Spirit Drink: Pike Creek Canadian Whisky
    The Supernatural Spirit: The Cemetery
    The Lyrics: “Lost” by Pat Robitaille

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Virginia Beach, USA: Paranoia

    Virginia Beach, USA: Paranoia

    From a distillery's conception by a paranoid president, an alleged witch dealing with the paranoia of her time, to a song about how systematic attempts to control what it fears can spawn its own paranoia for the communities at risk.

    Guest features by Wade Bloggs (@THEWadeBloggs) from the WordsWithWade (@WordsWithWade ) podcast and Dul from the 2 Guys Cigar Shop.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Hokkaido, Japan: Handling Transition (Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, Kamuy & Okikurmi and Oki Dub Ainu Band)

    Hokkaido, Japan: Handling Transition (Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, Kamuy & Okikurmi and Oki Dub Ainu Band)

    In this episode, Alex and Travis (we miss you James!) to the magical island of Hokkaido in Northern Japan. We talk about the indigenous people to the land called The Ainu (2:03). The forced assimilation of the Ainu into Japanese culture is also discussed (5:30). Then, we cover the representation of Ainu people in popular culture (8:24). The tunnel built to connect Hokkaido to mainland Japan is discussed (11:39). 
     
    We then get into the Spirit Drink and the creator of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru and his purpose of studying in Scotland (13:31). We talk about how he met his wife Rita (14:25) in Scotland and the married couple moving to Japan (15:11). We discuss the impact and change in the lives of the couple when World War II starts (17:06). We then talk about the presentation and aroma of the bottle (22:37) before giving it a taste and our thoughts.
     
    The conversation switches to the divine beings of the Ainu culture called The Kamuy (38:10). This switches to the tale of a demigod famous in Ainu mythology named, Okikurmi (44:09). We talk about his origins and his famous struggle with the wind goddess Pikatakamuy (48:45).
     
    We switch to the remix and the Japanese highball and give our thoughts (1:00:50).
     
    Finally, we get into the Lyrics portion of the episode in which we talk about Oki Kano and his group Oki Dub Ainu Band (1:06:27). We discuss his time in New York and how he finds out about his biological father (1:12:43). We then talk about when he is gifted the musical instrument of his ancestors, The Tonkori (1:17:40) and how it inspired Oki Kano to move to Hokkaido (1:21:54). Finally, we talk about his unique sense of style (1:27:32) and discuss a few musical selections off the album Utarhythm (1:30:07).

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Middle Tennessee, USA: Legacies of Choice

    Middle Tennessee, USA: Legacies of Choice

    The guys visit the Grand Division of Middle Tennessee and talk about Uncle Nearest, The Werewolf of Dickson County & Full Moon on Main Street by Freddie Waters

    • 1 hr 48 min

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