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Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany

The gang sits down to talk with Digital Trends' Senior Features Editor Drew Prindle about Germany, beer, and much more.
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The Business of Delivering Booze to Your Door, According to Drizly’s Founders

Did you know you can order alcohol online? You can, thanks to Drizly. We sit down with the co-founders to learn all about the business of online liquor stores.
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The Manual Podcast Throwbacks: Revisiting our 50th Episode and Portland, Oregon

This week, The Manual podcast crew reflects on the 90+ episodes we've recorded with a throwback to an earlier episode talking about our hometown: Portland, Oregon.
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Olympia Provisions’ Elias Cairo on Making Charcuterie and More

Time to meat the man behind Olympia Provisions, Elias Cairo.
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The Ultimate Road Trip Prep Guide from The Manual Podcast Crew

The Manual podcast crew breaks down the essentials for a good road trip. From accessories to great routes, here is everything you need to hit the road.
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Learning to Sea Salt in a Whole New Light with Jacobsen Salt Company

Don't sel this episode short. You'll be surprised at how much you didn't know about one of Earth's greatest creations: Salt.
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Talking American Brandy with Washington’s Mastrogiannis Distillery

This episode of The Manual Podcast (aka Beards, Booze, and Bacon) should be titled "Beards, Bacon, and Brandy."
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Grovemade Co-Founder Ken Tomita Talks About Doing Things the Hard Way

Tomita joins The Manual podcast to talk about woodworking, innovation, and why doing things the hard way is the way to go.
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Our Food and Drink Editor Wants to Know If You’re Afraid of the Dark Rum

On the latest episode of The Manual podcast, we chat with our very own Sam Slaughter about his brand-new cocktail book: Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? and Other Cocktails for '90s Kids.
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La Brea Bakery’s Jon Davis Teaches Us Baking Basics

On this episode of The Manual podcast, we sit down with Jon Davis of La Brea Bakery to discover the baking basics every first-timer needs to know — like cookies are an important learning tool.
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Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the Oregon Zoo

For many, the image of a khaki-clad zookeeper feeding animals and going on television shows may be the only idea of a zookeeper they have.
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Zane Lamprey on What it’s Like to Get Paid to Travel the World and Drink

Host of Four Sheets (among other shows) Zane Lamprey sits down with the BBB crew to talk about hosting a show about drinking and more.
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The Craft, Art, and Journey of Woodworking, According to a Master Craftsman

On this episode of The Manual podcast, we talk with Gary Rogowski, director of The Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Oregon.
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Westland Distillery’s Matt Hoffman on the Rise of American Single Malt Whiskey

While most people probably think of single malt whiskey as a purely Scottish (or perhaps Irish) thing, the fact is that American producers have been quietly pumping out single malt whiskey of their own.
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Chef Justin Cucci on Why We Should Be Eating More Bugs

Ever thought about the alternative proteins we know better as bugs? The Manual podcast gang sits down with Cucci to get the 4-1-1 on eating some 4(+)-legged friends.
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Murray Carter Tells Us What It Takes to be a Master Bladesmith in the Modern Era

On this episode of The Manual podcast, we engage in some razor-sharp conversation with a modern bladesmith and the history of forging knives.
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Going Beyond City Limits: A Beginner’s Guide to Austin, Texas

If you've been considering a vacation to Austin and need a little more convincing, then this episode of The Manual podcast is for you.
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Learning to Cook with Cannabis and Chef Brandon Parsons

Want to learn how to take your cooking to a higher level? On this episode of The Manual podcast, we talk culinary cannabis infusions.