25 episodes

Welcome to The Flask At Hand, the podcast that starts with whiskey and ends with knowledge. Listen as your our 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
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to The Flask At Hand, the podcast that starts with whiskey and ends with knowledge. Listen as your our 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 22: The Quietest Place On Earth

    Ep 22: The Quietest Place On Earth

    On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we deep dive into the quietest places on earth. What can these places do to the physical body, what can they do to your psyche? Can sound kill you? Can silence drive you mad? Tonight we answer these questions and much more. Our whisky tonight is Scotston 12 year old highland single malt scotch from the birth place of Alexander Murray. With special guest Aaron from AMH Custom Craft we reveal the winner of our raffle and just have a blast talking about this truly mind bending topic. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening. Cheers!
    The Whisky:
    Scotston 12 year old Highland scotch whisky
    Where we got our info:
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earths-quietest-place-will-drive-you-crazy-in-45-minutes-180948160/
    https://www.americanscientist.org/article/quietest-places-in-the-world
    https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/worlds-quietest-room-microsoft-anechoic-chamber/
    https://www.nspirement.com/2020/10/04/the-untold-story-behind-simon-and-garfunkel-song-the-sound-of-silence.html
    https://onesquareinch.org/about/
    https://www.cntraveler.com/story/olympic-national-park-is-home-to-the-quietest-spot-in-the-continental-us#:~:text=News%20%26%20Advice-,Olympic%20National%20Park%20Is%20Home%20to%20the%20Quietest%20Spot%20in,one%20square%20inch%20of%20silence.%22&text=The%20Hoh%20River%20valley%20in,a%20strange%20and%20beautiful%20place.

    • 56 min
    Ep 21: Clothing Optional

    Ep 21: Clothing Optional

    On this episode of the Flask At Hand Podcast... coffee infused bourbon! Stillhouse Distillery's Black Bourbon is a surprisingly delicious addition to the whiskey cabinet. After the whiskey review we head straight into our topic. Tonight we give you clothes, or lack there of. Starting off with the first nude pic ever sent in history, followed by a 120,000 year old clothing factory recently discovered  in Morocco, did they dress to impress? That's not all because we'll also tell you all about the clothes that kill, yes fashion trends that murdered those who adorned them.  What your clothes say about you and what your aura color? Find out tonight! Enjoy the show. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening. Cheers!
     
    The Whiskey:
    https://www.stillhouse.com/
    Where We Got Our Info:
    https://medium.com/the-collector/the-story-of-the-first-ever-nude-sent-in-the-world-242e3bb39ffb
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/evidence-of-fur-and-leather-clothing-among-worlds-oldest-found-in-moroccan-cave-180978689/
    https://historyofyesterday.com/fatal-fashion-21-historical-fashion-trends-that-led-to-the-death-of-many-d1d3e58207d6

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ep.20: The Bowie Knife, Outlaw Country and The Modern Day Robin Hood

    Ep.20: The Bowie Knife, Outlaw Country and The Modern Day Robin Hood

    On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast it is once again highland scotch time, only this time its a wonderfully affordable bottle from Trader Joe's. If you don't have a Trader Joe's store near you go online and order some of this whisky! It's simply called Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 years old but is has the Alexander Murray name on it. Delicious AND cheap, which are never used in the same sentence but in this case very much apply here. After the whisky review we mount our horses, swing by Jim Bowie's and learn about this crazy man and why the well known knife was named after him. Then Outlaw Country! whooo! Johnny Cash, Hank Williams JR, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and how they turned Nashville upside down with their new style of country music. Finally the modern day Robin Hood: Stephen Jackley and the bank heists and bookies robberies that gave this 20 something year old the famous nick name as he stole money from the "Man" and went around handing stacks of cash to homeless people. So get ready for another exciting episode and sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! As always, thanks for listening. Cheers!
    The Whisky:
    https://www.traderjoes.com/home
    Where we got our info:
    Jim Bowie song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fxFjABHOXA
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bowie
    https://www.biography.com/political-figure/jim-bowie
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_country
    https://www.wideopencountry.com/outlaw-country-10-artists/
    https://crimereads.com/the-british-student-turned-bank-robber-who-became-a-modern-day-robin-hood/
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep.19: Last Minute Decisions That Changed History

    Ep.19: Last Minute Decisions That Changed History

    On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review Frey Ranch Bourbon from the great state of Nevada. This show was an impromtu last minute recording with tons of cool facts about last minute decisions and poor timing that changed the course of history. With some info on why the bay of pigs invasion went so wrong, this day in history (the first deployment of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan) to the 1980's nuclear war that almost happened but thanks to a careful Russian military man didn't and the mistake that gave us the x-ray. So sit back and enjoy while we thrill you with interesting information and humor. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening as always. Cheers! 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep.18: Blanton's bourbon and Bob Lazar: Conspiracy Theorist or Secret Alien Technology Whistle Blower?

    Ep.18: Blanton's bourbon and Bob Lazar: Conspiracy Theorist or Secret Alien Technology Whistle Blower?

    On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we are excited to taste and review the rare and.... expensive Blanton's Kentucky Straight Bourbon for the first time. And what a whiskey it is, WOW. Tonight's topic is a fun one. Secret government programs, alien technology, other worldly space craft and the man that claims to have worked on and observed them. Tonight we talk about bob Lazar. In 1989 a man named "Dennis" went on national TV to tell the world about a project he worked on at a secret US government facility in the Nevada desert. Shortly after this his identity became known, Bob Lazar was the biggest name in the country in 1989, becoming a cornerstone for the UFO and conspiracy world. This was the beginning of the Area 51 craze. Was he for real or full of sh*t? We will go over some of the facts and some of the not so facts and try to figure out whether Bob Lazar is telling the truth or just another UFO nut looking for attention.
    P.S. We are UFO nuts
    The Whiskey:
    https://www.blantonsbourbon.com/
    Where We Got Our Info:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lazar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpqHk6ynA5E
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Gg4Qi578G5SXoEtaLVVpx
    https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/opinion/2020/07/24/evidence-suggests-ufo-whistleblower-bob-lazar-was-telling-the-truth-all-along.html
    https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/opinion/2020/07/24/evidence-suggests-ufo-whistleblower-bob-lazar-was-telling-the-truth-all-along.html
     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ep.17: Diamonds, Breakfast, White Jesus and other lies

    Ep.17: 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!!
     
    The Whisky:
    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/sheep-dip/sheep-dip-whisky/
    Where We Got Our Info:
    https://theconversation.com/the-long-history-of-how-jesus-came-to-resemble-a-white-european-142130
    https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/06/26/jesus-was-not-white-heres-why-we-should-stop-pretending-he-was
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_appearance_of_Jesus
    White Jesus Audio clip:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMu32sC2nM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvey_Kellogg
    https://www.telegram.com/zz/lifestyle/20160621/how-breakfast-became-known-as-the-most-important-meal-of-day
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/06/short-term-fasting-may-improve-health
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Beers
    https://www.businessinsider.com/history-of-de-beers-2011-12
     

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 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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