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What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? What trends are we following right now? The Manual is a website dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion on what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. While booze tends to dominate the conversation, we touch on all of our categories, from travel to grooming to food to fashion. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.

Beards, Booze, and Bacon is hosted by our in-house podcast maestro, Greg Nibler, and supported by Managing Editor Nicole Raney and Food and Drink Editor Sam Slaughter. Shout out to Portland-based No Kind of Rider for our intro/exit music.

Expect a new episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon every Thursday.

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25 Years of Dogfish Head Beer with Sam Caligione

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Talking Kerchiefs, COVID, and More with Colin Hanks

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Metallica, Whiskey, and More with Master Distiller Rob Dietrich

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Vodka, Iceland, and More With Reyka Vodka Ambassador Trevor Schneider

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Looking Fly With Christian Gollayan and the 2020 Grooming Awards Winners

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Soccer, Food, and More with Celebrity Foodie Adam Richman

Soccer, Food, and More with Celebrity Foodie Adam Richman

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg and Sam sit down with the former host of Man Vs. Food (as well as many other shows), Adam Richman.
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Serving Up a Slice of Pizza Knowledge with Upside Pizza’s Noam Grossman

Serving Up a Slice of Pizza Knowledge with Upside Pizza’s Noam Grossman

Serving Up a Slice of Pizza Knowledge with Upside Pizza's Noam Grossman.
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Talking About The State of the Country With Jackie Summers

Talking About The State of the Country With Jackie Summers

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, the whole gang is here to sit down with writer, public speaker, and business owner Jackie Summers to talk about the state of the world.
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The Manual Podcast’s Quarantine Chronicles, Episode 3

The Manual Podcast’s Quarantine Chronicles, Episode 3

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, the whole gang is here --one last time -- to talk about one of our own, Nicole Raney.
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Talking Television, French Cuisine, and More with David Burke

Talking Television, French Cuisine, and More with David Burke

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg, Nicole, and Sam sit down with celebrity chef, author, and restauranteur David Burke.
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The Manual Podcast’s Latest Edition of the Quarantine Chronicles

The Manual Podcast’s Latest Edition of the Quarantine Chronicles

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, the whole gang is here to talk, once again, quarantine living (and, unlike Sublime, the livin' ain't easy).
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Finding Out What Ready-To-Drink Cocktails Are with Cutwater Spirits’ Yuseff Cherney

Finding Out What Ready-To-Drink Cocktails Are with Cutwater Spirits’ Yuseff Cherney

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg, Nicole, and Sam sit down with founder of Cutwater Spirits Yuseff Cherney.
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Discussing Moderation and Sobriety During Quarantine with Gabriel Rucker

Discussing Moderation and Sobriety During Quarantine with Gabriel Rucker

For this week’s special extra episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg and Sam sit down with chef Gabriel Rucker to discuss sobriety, especially during quarantine.
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Talking Lobster, Lobster Rolls, and More with the Founders of Luke’s Lobster

Talking Lobster, Lobster Rolls, and More with the Founders of Luke’s Lobster

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg and Sam sit down with co-founders of Luke's Lobster, Luke Holden and Ben Conniff.
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Zoom Grooming with Celebrity Barber Kenny Duncan

Zoom Grooming with Celebrity Barber Kenny Duncan

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Serving Up True Italian Cuisine with John DeLucie

Serving Up True Italian Cuisine with John DeLucie

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg and Sam sit down with chef and author John DeLucie to talk about Italian cuisine.
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Talking Australian Whisky With Starward Whisky’s Dave Vitale

Talking Australian Whisky With Starward Whisky’s Dave Vitale

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg and Sam sit down with the founder of Starward Whisky, Dave Vitale.
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Much-Needed Quarantine Grooming Tips from Kyle Bardouche, Founder of Jack Henry

Much-Needed Quarantine Grooming Tips from Kyle Bardouche, Founder of Jack Henry

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, we sit down with Kyle Bardouche, founder of men's grooming brand Jack Henry.
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The Manual Podcast’s Quarantine Chronicles, Volume 3

The Manual Podcast’s Quarantine Chronicles, Volume 3

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, we once again dial in from their respective quarantines to discuss health and wellness during the pandemic.
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The Manual Podcast’s Efforts to Work From Home

The Manual Podcast’s Efforts to Work From Home

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The Manual Podcast Discusses Coronavirus, Working From Home, and More

The Manual Podcast Discusses Coronavirus, Working From Home, and More

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg, Nicole, and Sam sit down to talk about what everyone is talking about right now, the coronavirus.
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Brandon League Chats Baseball, Hawaii, and the Freedom of Designing Clothes

Brandon League Chats Baseball, Hawaii, and the Freedom of Designing Clothes

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, we chat with Brandon League, former MLB pitcher and founder of Parallel x League.
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The Awesome Story Behind Duke Cannon

The Awesome Story Behind Duke Cannon

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast,  Nicole, Greg, and Sam sit down with the co-founder of men's grooming brand Duke Cannon, Sam Swartz.
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Chef Chung Chow of Noreetuh Breaks Down Hawaiian Cuisine

Chef Chung Chow of Noreetuh Breaks Down Hawaiian Cuisine

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Nicole and Greg chat with chef Chung Chow of Noreetuh, a restaurant in New York City serving up modern Hawaiian cuisine.
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Answering Burning Questions About Candles with Jeremy Fury

Answering Burning Questions About Candles with Jeremy Fury

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Nicole, Greg, and Sam sit down with co-founder of Fury Bros, Jeremy Fury, to talk about candlemaking, solid colognes, and more.
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What It Takes to Design a Restaurant, According to Shoo Shoo’s Albert Bitton

What It Takes to Design a Restaurant, According to Shoo Shoo’s Albert Bitton

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg, Nicole, and Sam sit down with Albert Bitton, Co-Owner of Shoo Shoo, a Tel Aviv-inspired restaurant in New York City.
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Yeah That Podcast Episode: Exploring Greenville, South Carolina with Jamarcus Gaston

Yeah That Podcast Episode: Exploring Greenville, South Carolina with Jamarcus Gaston

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg, Nicole, and Sam sit down with Jamarcus Gaston, TV Host with WSPA TV to talk all things Greenville, South Carolina!
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Opening A Bottle of Sake Knowledge with Brooklyn Kura’s Brandon Doughan

Opening A Bottle of Sake Knowledge with Brooklyn Kura’s Brandon Doughan

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg and Sam sit down with co-founder and head brewer of Brooklyn Kura sake brewery, Brandon Doughan.
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Slurping Up Ramen-y Goodness With Jay Weinstein

Slurping Up Ramen-y Goodness With Jay Weinstein

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg and Sam sit down with the chef-educator at the Institute for Culinary Education, Jay Weinstein, to talk about ramen.
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Digital Trends on Why the Latest Tech from CES 2020 Actually Matters to You

Digital Trends on Why the Latest Tech from CES 2020 Actually Matters to You

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg, Nicole, and Sam sit down to talk about the largest tech expo in the world, CES.
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Our Favorite Creepy Christmas Legends and Lore

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, it's just Greg, Sam, and Nicole get into the holiday spirit by learning about a few prominent holiday-related legends and lore. Like a poop log.
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Roasting Coffee Knowledge with Award-Winning Mostra Coffee

Roasting Coffee Knowledge with Award-Winning Mostra Coffee

This week, The Manual Podcast crew sits down with Jelynn Malone and Mike Arquines, both co-founders of the 2020 Micro Roaster of the Year, Mostra Coffee to talk all things coffee.
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Learning Everything We Can About Oysters and Drink Pairings

Learning Everything We Can About Oysters and Drink Pairings

What's on the menu for this week's episode of The Manual Podcast? Oysters. Greg and Nicole are joined by Bryan Rackley, owner of Watchman's in Atlanta and Kimball House in Decatur, Georgia.
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A Beginner’s Guide to CBD with Mirth Provisions’ Adam Stites

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD with Mirth Provisions’ Adam Stites

On this week's episode of The Manual Podcast, the gang (minus Greg) sits down with Mirth Provisions' Adam Stites to talk about CBD: what it is, what it does, and common misconceptions about the compound.
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Naming Cocktails, Unusual Ingredients, and the South with Kingfisher’s Sean Umstead

This week, The Manual Podcast crew sits down with Sean Umstead, owner of Durham, North Carolina cocktail bar Kingfisher to talk about owning a cocktail bar, how he goes about making locally sourced drinks, and more.
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Talking Hemp Spirits with SoNo 1420’s Ted Dumbauld

This week on The Manuak Podcast, the gang sits down with Ted Dumbauld, the founder of SoNo 1420, an artisan distillery that produces hemp spirits. Dumbauld discusses how the company came to be, their product line, and more.
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Talking Folk Art, Death, and Mortuary School with Mike Egan

Talking Folk Art, Death, and Mortuary School with Mike Egan

The Manual Podcast crew sits down with artist Mike Egan to discuss his process, how he became an artist, where he find his inspiration, and much, much more.
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Barbecue Sides, Grilling, and More with Southern Smoke’s Matthew Register

The Manual Podcast crew sits down with pitmaster Matthew Register of Southern Smoke to talk about barbecue side dishes, grilling, and more.
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The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux

The Manual Podcast crew sits down to talk about The Manual SpiritAwards 2019, an exploration of the best craft spirits made in the United States. From bourbon and rye to vodka and liqueur, the crew breaks down their picks and why they won.
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Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells

This week, The Manual Podcast crew sits down with registered dietician Shawn Wells to talk about what a diet is, how dieting works, and the different kinds of diets out there these days. They also discuss how to make healthy changes in one's life.
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An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist

An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist

The Manual Podcast crew sits down with Vidon Vineyard founder Don Hagge to talk about his former career as a physicist with NASA lead him to a future in winemaking.
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Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer

Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer

On this episode of The Manual Podcast, we chat with Parker Hall, homebrewer and self-confessed brew nerd, who claims that fresh hops are the magic sauce of beer.
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Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team

Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team

The Manual podcast team sits down with Portland Timbers' mascot Timber Joey to talk about the team, the growth of the MLS in America, what a mascot does on and off the field and much, much more.
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