There is nothing like a dram of whisky to inspire an important conversation. Each week we sit down with a guest from the worlds of entertainment, sport or business and they tell their story over a glass of whisky.
Episode 96 - Marc McNulty, Scottish Footballer
We chat to Scottish striker Marc McNulty.
He talks about finding out about his Scotland debut from the TV, his adventures playing in Orange County and the pride of playing at Wembley.
We also cover the excitement of playing in front of large crowds, fitting kitchens and getting kicked in the nuts against San Antonio.
In a fun romp through his career, we talk highlights and lowlights, the travel, weather and pitch conditions in the US and the anxiety of transfer deadlines.
And he tells us why he wants to drink an Irish whiskey, with a fighter in a special location.
Episode 95 - Jason Myers, award winning trailer editor
I talk to Jason Myers, trailer editor (and my karate partner).
We talk about the world of editing trailers, salvaging bad films and working with Michael Bay on Transformers.
He tells us how to make a trailer, his trailer geekiness and the Golden Trailer Awards.
We talk editing sport, using music so good in trailers that they put it in the film and the worst films.
Jason, over a Japanese whisky, tells us how Tom Cruise took away his Super Bowl spot, getting to the cinema early to watch his work and the thrills - and frustrations - of how they select trailers after months of work.
Episode 94 - Personal stylists Jordan LaValle and Meg Chapman
Over a gold rush and a whiskey sour, I talk to the Closet Files - a pair of high-flying personal stylists.
We talk fashion, dressing men and styling women for work and leisure.
They explain why clients need a stylist, going through people’s wardrobes and working with celebrities.
We talk about authentic style, telling clients the truth and working with Mariska Hargitay and Alyssa Milano.
And how to dress for divorce court…
Episode 93 - Jason Franklin, sports fanatic and co-founder of Sportiqe
We talk to Sportiqe co-founder Jason Franklin.
He tells us about catching a Hulk Hogan shirt at WrestleMania, how being a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls changed his life and wearing personalized hoodies.
He cracks open a Japanese whisky and explains why he founded Sportiqe, his children stopping strangers in the street to talk about their clothing and his dream of working with Taylor Swift.
Jason talks about the importance of music to his life, why fans want premium merchandise and Christmas presents for the extended family.
A great chat about sports, apparel and going on a first date chauffeured by one of the world’s most famous basketball players.
Episode 92 - Benjamin Percy, comic book writer
The whisky podcast is back and we have the excellently-voices Benjamin Percy aboard.
The comic book writer tells us, over a Lagavulin 16, which super heroes would drink, how comics helped him as a kid moving cities and why Marvel is so good.
We talk nerds, Batman and how hard it is to write novels.
While I drink Wolfburn, we cover the growth of comics, his career ambitions and how Endgame changes the industry.
And his next novel, Sky Vault, releases in September of this year - https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Vault-Comet-Cycle/dp/1328544419/ref=asc_df_1328544419_nodl?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=564672456204&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7047733570246280255&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031175&hvtargid=pla-1593102743027&psc=1&dplnkId=245b7130-fdb4-452e-9462-c9c1eb922885
Episode 91 - Patrick Macmanus, writer, producer, showrunner, Dr Death, The Girl from Plainville
American in Paris, Hollywood writer and whisky lover Patrick Macmanus is the latest guest on the podcast.
We explore learning languages, Americans abroad and what makes a good leader.
Over a Dalmore 12 and a Glenfiddich Grand Cru, we swap whisky stories, what makes a good Hollywood writer and diplomatic life.
And he tells us why he wants to drink a Japanese whisky with LBJ and in a Washington cemetery.
Enjoy this cosy chat as an eclectic group of guests share their experience of whisky - you’ll learn, laugh and it’s entirely possible you will get a bit teary. So pour a dram, sit back, enjoy Chris’ mellifluous tones and Dan’s probing questions.
I don’t drink whisky, but I love this podcast!
Dan and Chris do an AMAZING job of shining a light on the wild & wonderful world of whisky. Every episode is a delight, you finish listening and feel like you’ve just been sat around a cosy fireplace drinking a warming dram. I particularly enjoyed Jennifer Wren’s episode, she’s a passionate advocate of all things whisky and spoke movingly about the roots of her love for the spirit. I was in bits!