Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The New Year Episode

manual podcast beards booze bacon 11 new year years workout
manual podcast beards booze bacon japan travel bbb the itunes button v2What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming. Shout out to Portland-based No Kind of Rider for our intro/exit music.

For the first episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast of 2018, our round-table touches on topics related to the New Year.

First up, Chase McPeak gives a run down of the best reasons to forego a gym membership and buy your own workout gear instead. He then follows up with a great list of basic home equipment that you need to get your fitness resolutions for 2018 off to the right foot.

He then goes on to discuss the ins and outs of being on the keto diet, a high-fat, low-carb, moderate-protein diet that has seen skyrocketing popularity among the Silicon Valley crowd along with everyday Americans, many of whom have seen great success.

Next up, Sam Slaughter discusses his hatred of Dry January, its potential dangers (including being much worse at processing alcohol when you finally go back to drinking), and offers up a few “healthy” cocktail options to make your booze a little better for you in the coming year. The secret? Keep it fresh.

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The New Year Episode

Further Reading

Work Out Gear for the New YearFrom medicine balls to foam rollers, we break down all the gear you need for getting back in shape for the New Year.

Healthy Cocktail Recipes to Ease You into 2018Three delicious and relaxing healthy cocktail recipes and a rehydrating mocktail for the day-after.

18 Best Podcasts to Listen to in 2018Obviously Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast tops our picks for 2018, but there are 17 other great podcasts keeping us in good company. From the political to the entertaining, there’s something for every interest on this list.

Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: Interview with Mario Andretti

The Manual's podcast host got a chance to interview Mario Andretti. And ride in a race car. No big deal.
Culture

11 Buzzworthy Podcasts Being Adapted Into TV Shows

Here are the latest and greatest podcasts to feature on the small screen, along with some rumored up-and-comers.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Whole Animal Cooking Episode

What is the 'Lord of the Flies' experience at The Cannibal? You'll have to tune in to find out.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Hawaii Episode

First, we give everyone a rundown of the volcano situation (it's totally not a big deal).
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Food Foraging Episode

On this week's episode of The Manual podcast, we asked a chef how to forage for food and turn our finds into gourmet meals.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Travel Portland Episode

The Rose City is The Manual's headquarters, and in honor of our 50th episode, it was only fitting to talk about all things Portland.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The James Bond Episode

Who is the best Bond? What's the most ridiculous gadget ever wielded by 007? Shaken or stirred? We answer all these questions and more.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The $100 Backpacking Challenge Episode

The challenge is simple: spend only $100 on your backpacking gear and see what happens.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Spirit Awards 2018 Episode

For this week's episode of The Manual podcast, we discuss our brand-new series: the Spirit Awards. Cheers!
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Oktoberfest Episode

Why do we celebrate Oktoberfest in September with March beers? What the hell is a Reinheitsgebot? All your questions are answered by Sam and horrible mispronounced by the others in our latest podcast episode.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Mongolian Cashmere Episode

How did a trip to Mongolia turn into a failed non-profit that eventually became a direct-to-consumer cashmere brand? Listen in.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Fantasy Formula One Episode

If fantasy sports are your thing, or you just really like to go fast, then this episode is for you
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Cocktail Party Etiquette Episode

Ever wanted to know what true cocktail party etiquette was? What about going to a cocktail bar?