Welcome to The Flask At Hand, the podcast that starts with whiskey and ends with knowledge. Listen as your slightly funny hosts take you on a fantastically unprofessional whiskey tasting and reviewing journey in the beginning of each episode 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, push play, sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Enjoy the show! cheers.
Diamonds, Breakfast, White Jesus and other lies
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we talk about lies. Historical lies we.... or some of us anyway continue to believe. Starting out with an interesting true/false quiz which Aaron and Jake fail horribly. We then learn why Jesus is portrayed as a white guy with blue eyes and light hair even to this day in almost every church, Christian or Catholic household, paintings and statues despite being born in the middle east. We then move into diamond territory and talk about the De Beers Corporation and their ingenious marketing ploys that allowed them to mine, sell and control the world's diamond industry based on one of the biggest and most lucrative lies of all time. Oh, and by the way... that one is still happening. Next we find out that whoever told us breakfast is the most important meal of the day lied to us, even if they didn't know it. From John Harvey Kellogg, the Eugenicist that invented Corn flakes to feed his mental patients to keep them from masturbating to C.W. Post, the inventor of Grape Nuts and former Mental patient of Kellogg's. We'll touch on some nutrition lies as well and get into short term fasting. Our whisky review this evening is none other than Sheep Dip blended scotch. Sheep dip is blended using up to 16 single malts from Speyside, the Highlands and Islay ranging from 8 to 20 years old. A delicious and interesting dram. So sit back and press play, sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!!
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Ep.16: VIKINGS! Oh.... and scotch, lovely, tasty, delicious scotch.
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we dive right into the the House Targaryen single malt scotch from the Cardhu distillery. Originally started by mother and daughter in a time when women didn't do what they did, they created a dynasty of delicious scotch whisky. Of course after the tasty amber liquid we get waste deep in a topic that is both epic and interesting.... the Vikings! From Eric the red and his illegitimate scary daughter Freydis to magical swords and crazy Norse mythology and the fortification of Asgard. Join us on a journey of history, jokes and debauchery. With special guest Andrew Southwick we skim the history and taste the nectar of the gods in this riveting, edge of your seat episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening and Cheers!
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A Voyage Long And Strange: On The Trail Of Vikings, Conquistadors, Colonists and Other Adventures In Early America
by Tony Horwitz
BONUS EPISODE: Karl Jung personality test!
On this BONUS episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we all play a little game and take the personality test created by Karl Jung. Karl Gustav Jung born in 1875 was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist whos works heavily influence todays modern psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature and philosophy. We try very hard to take his four question test seriously.... ok maybe not too seriously but the results end up being very interesting. Play along with us and see how accurate it is for you! Thanks for listening. Cheers!!
Ep.15: Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve, Time dilation, Psychedelic injection, Antarctic Pyramids and 5000 year old tattoos.
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we review The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve single malt scotch aged in rum barrels. After the whisky we have for you another random facts, things and stuff episode where we cover the crazy effects of time dilation... Does absolute time exist? Is it moving forward? A man injects himself with psychedelic mushrooms and finds out that's not such a good idea, we talk about the potential for Pyramids under the ice in Antarctica and ask the question... was there an ancient civilization there before it froze? Finally, Tattoos and a 5000 year old mummy sporting 61 of them. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!
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Ep.14: Of Mushrooms And Men- The Eerie Similarities Between Nature and Human Anatomy
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review the popular Monkey Shoulder blended scotch whisky. After the whisky we talk about the strange and wild ways so many things in nature are similar to the human body and it's biology. from brains and veins in leaves and plants to how mushrooms may share the same DNA as us. We touch on how we're made of stardust and share almost all of our matter with both living and non living things, then to the Fibonacci sequence and creating artificial human tissue. Join us on another wild ride of information infused with ridiculous humor, grab a glass pour a dram. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!
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Ep.13: SPACE STUFF!
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review Bushmills Irish Whiskey 10 years old. After the whiskey we fly straight up through the Earth's atmosphere and out into the emptiness of outer space only to find it's not so empty after all. Super novas, neutron stars, megnetars and strange radio transmissions from light years away are getting closer to Earth. We'll talk about the Moon's origin and what a nuclear explosion here on earth can tell us about how the moon was formed, and finally mining the Moon! How close are we to mining resources for future space travel from the Moon? We're closer than you think. With some nerdy Star Wars talk and the usual roasting of each other with the same crappy joke making you've come to love.... we give you Space Stuff! Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!
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