The Manual Podcast

Introducing The Manual Podcast: 'Beards, Booze, and Bacon'

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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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Party Planning Episode

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Craft Beer Trends Episode

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Southeast Alaska Episode

"North to Alaska! Go North, the rush is on!"
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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Leather-Working Episode

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: Interview with Mario Andretti

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

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Four Loko Episode

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

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

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Mongolian Cashmere Episode

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Oktoberfest Episode

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

The challenge is simple: spend only $100 on your backpacking gear and see what happens.
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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.
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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Travel Portland Episode

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Food Foraging Episode

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