Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The New Year Episode

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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.

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