34 episodes

Welcome to The Flask At Hand, the podcast that starts with whiskey and ends with knowledge. Listen as your hilarious hosts take you on a fantastically unprofessional whiskey tasting and reviewing journey followed by true, interesting sometimes strange and useless facts about persons, places and things in the world we know today. So, if you love history and science and you're part of the same simulation we are, sit back, pus[h play, sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Enjoy the show! cheers.

The Flask At Hand Podcast TF@H

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to The Flask At Hand, the podcast that starts with whiskey and ends with knowledge. Listen as your hilarious hosts take you on a fantastically unprofessional whiskey tasting and reviewing journey followed by true, interesting sometimes strange and useless facts about persons, places and things in the world we know today. So, if you love history and science and you're part of the same simulation we are, sit back, pus[h play, sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Enjoy the show! cheers.

    Ep 28: The Mysterious Origin Of The Fortune Cookie, Seattle: A Buried City and Beasts, Phenoms and Lore from the great Pacific North west

    Ep 28: The Mysterious Origin Of The Fortune Cookie, Seattle: A Buried City and Beasts, Phenoms and Lore from the great Pacific North west

    On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we once again return to our random facts, things and stuffs episode platform. Our whiskey tonight is Benjamin's Bourbon from local distillery Valley Shine in Mount Vernon, WA just a few miles down the road from us! The glasses we're pouring this tasty bourbon in come from another local company called Whiskey Whisdom and the verdict on their American Whiskey Glass is.... it's the best thing since sliced bread. We are literally retiring our glen Cairn glasses. Go to https://www.whiskeywhisdom.com/ to get your American whiskey Glasses and start really enjoying your whisk[e]y. 
    After the whiskey we jump straight into some very interesting topics. We'll travel to 13th century China to try and find out who, what, where and when gave us the virtually tasteless yet fun cookie, the fortune cookie. Could it have really been invented in America? Next we travel beck to our home State and find out what lies beneath the streets of Seattle... Turns out, it's still Seattle just an older version that was buried and rebuilt upon thanks to the great Seattle fire of 1889. You can still tour the underground ruins of the forgotten city. Finally, the fantastic beasts, phenomenon and Lore surrounding the Pacific North West. From the Native American Thunder Bird, jellyfish rain to a bottomless pit of paranormal activity you'll be sure to want to stick around for the whole show.
    As always, Thank you dear listeners for all of your support. Enjoy the show. CHEERS!      
    The Whiskey:
    https://www.valleyshinedistillery.com/
    The American Whiskey Glass
    https://www.whiskeywhisdom.com/
     
    Where We Got Our Info:
    https://www.fancyfortunecookies.com/Articles.asp?ID=148#:~:text=The%20Chinese%20immigrant%2C%20David%20Jung,out%20free%20on%20the%20streets.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_cookie
    https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/washington/articles/this-washington-town-believes-that-jellyfish-rained-on-them/
    https://www.stophavingaboringlife.com/mels-hole/
    https://pnsn.org/outreach/native-american-stories/thunderbird-and-whale/thunderbird-and-whale-stories/the-thunder-bird-a-tillamook-legend
    https://www.viator.com/tours/Seattle/Beneath-The-Streets/d704-36129P1
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Seattle_Fire
    Take The Tour:
    http://www.undergroundtour.com/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    BONUS EPISODE: The Origin Story

    BONUS EPISODE: The Origin Story

    How did hosts Aaron, Lindsey and Jake meet? Our guest and friend Laura inquires on this question. From best friends to Bumble adventures. Enjoy this hilarious Bonus episode!

    • 15 min
    Ep 27: The Uncanny Valley & Neurons VS Neurites Can Your Heart Store Memories?

    Ep 27: The Uncanny Valley & Neurons VS Neurites Can Your Heart Store Memories?

    Tonight on The Flask At Hand Podcast we welcome friends Chance and Laura to the show as we we discuss the Uncanny Valley and the science of being creeped out by near human objects and then move into neurites or heart neurons. Yes, that's right, the heart contains neurons that can possibly hold memories as studies show from heart transplant receivers. Some people who have undergone a heart transplant surgery often have memories or dreams they cannot explain, even sometimes food cravings associated with the heart donors lives. Even remembering the last visions of a murdered child from which the heart was donated. The whiskey this F-RYE-day night is Rossville rye whiskey and will be our main tasting and review although more whiskies may come up along the way. As usual, sit back and relax. enjoy this episode as you sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. A big thank you to all who listen! CHEERS! 
    The Whiskey:
    https://www.rossvilleunion.com/
    Where we got our info:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYuBDkto2Vk
    https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-uncanny-valley-4846247
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley
    https://www.medicaldaily.com/can-organ-transplant-change-recipients-personality-cell-memory-theory-affirms-yes-247498#:~:text=The%20heart%20ultimately%20stores%20memories,according%20to%20cellular%20memory%20theory.
    https://sites.bu.edu/ombs/2014/11/11/is-the-brain-the-only-place-that-stores-our-memories/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-TAq4tAn6Y

    • 59 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Mezcal Madness! with Ben Reece from ANW Distributors

    BONUS EPISODE: Mezcal Madness! with Ben Reece from ANW Distributors

    On this BONUS EPISODE of The Flask At Hand Podcast we get a little crazy and leave whisk(e)y behind for the evening. Tonight we have a very special guest Ben Reece from American Northwest Distributors and he has brought with him some very special Mezcal, 8 varieties to be exact. From small batch producer Mal De Amor in Oaxaca, Mexico we taste and review some of their best Mezcal as Ben tells us all about the clear spirit from history to production. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode! sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening. Cheers!!
    Check out the links below and go visit Fred the Bearded Dragon on Instagram!
    https://impexbev.com/mezcal-mal-de-amor/
    https://www.maldeamor.com/
    https://www.anwdistributors.com/
    https://www.theflaskathandpodcast.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/theflaskathandpodcast/?hl=en
     
     

    • 46 min
    Ep 26: Serial Killers For Science, Animals On Trial and Re-animating the Woolly Mammoth

    Ep 26: Serial Killers For Science, Animals On Trial and Re-animating the Woolly Mammoth

    On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review one of our all time favorite bourbons distilled right here in beautiful Bellingham Washington by Chuckanut Bay Distillery. This local distillery creates some amazing whiskey and other spirits as well. After the whiskey we bring back the ancient ways and give you the random, amazing, awesome and interesting facts format. Tonight we tell you the sinister story of Burke and Hare. In the 1800s in Scotland when body snatchers ran rampant these two profited from the bodies of the recently dead.... and the recently murdered. Their story is one of intrigue and menace, a dark look into real medical history. Next, Animals on trial! yes you read that right. There was a time when people tried animals in a court of law. This weird and creepy practice will surely make you question the sanity of the human race. Finally make sure you stick around for the best part of the show. Re-animation. Scientists are currently in the works to bring back the mighty Woolly Mammoth. That's right, a real life Jurassic Park is literally 15 million dollars and 4 years away. Using a gene editing technology called CRISPR we'll tell you how they plan to bring back a real dinosaur. Now, all you have to do is pop your cork, pour a glass and enjoy the show. Cheers! Thanks for listening, we couldn't do it without you!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The Whiskey:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      https://chuckanutbaydistillery.com/
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Where we got our info:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Hare_murders
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Burke-Hare-infamous-murderers-graverobbers/
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/black-footed-ferret-clone-conservation-milestone#:~:text=Scientists%20have%20successfully%20cloned%20an,a%20long%2Ddead%20wild%20animal.&text=This%20new%20clone%20is%20a,and%20has%20no%20living%20descendants.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/13/science/colossal-woolly-mammoth-DNA.html
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Lost Episode: Baby It's Cult Outside

    The Lost Episode: Baby It's Cult Outside

    On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we attempt to re-record a long lost episode from this time last year that was completely erased at the time of recording due to a computer program crash. So, with special guests Alex and Lacey we successfully create this awesome episode about the infamous warren Jeffs and the Cult of the Fundamentalist Latter day Saints. This off shoot "religion" from the general Mormon belief is shrouded in polygamy, money, rape, deceit and human atrocity. Through all of the wonderful information brought to us by Lacey humor still abounds as we also de-rail a few times and argue about video games and more. Join us on the informative yet hilarious rollercoaster ride of a show. Sip, listen and laugh with us. As always, thanks for listening and enjoy the show. Cheers!  

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

somegirlinNY ,

Smart, funny and simply a good listen

New listener here and just wanted to say thanks for the laughs. I’m not a whiskey person but you don’t have to be to enjoy this podcast. Your topics in the second half of every show are super interesting and fun and the dynamic between the hosts keep me listening.

bronek1234 ,

Hilarious

Such a fun show!

JenneCogen ,

Awesome show!

This podcast is a good time!

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