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What feels forbidden on Facebook? What can bourbon teach the oil industry? How well do Ginny and Charlie ski together? What does this all have to do with the Charlie Tonic Hour? Join us for the latest episode and learn all as we sprinkle in some great local music and Charlie admits he may now have a new...
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  After hearing many good things about Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop from both our beer friends and from our foodie friends, Charlie and I decided to finally stop by for dinner and a beer last Friday night. It was quite an experience and took some getting used to but in the end I was so impressed...
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  In honor of Episode 69, Charlie and I decided to do an all-sexy themed show. The bulk of the show will be a discourse intercourse featuring the naughty comics I found at S.P.A.C.E. followed by the panel I did at last year’s Steampunk Empire Symposium on Victorian Erotica (with readings by...
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  Here on the Charlie Tonic Hour, we’ve never been shy about our support and enthusiasm for the Lexington based band Ford Theater Reunion. I don’t know if it’s their unique sound, the passion they put into their music, or just because they are clearly cooler than us but still let us...

Episode #161 – Facebook Forbidden, Oil and Bourbon Plus Skiing

What feels forbidden on Facebook? What can bourbon teach the oil industry? How well do Ginny and Charlie ski together? What does this all have to do with the Charlie Tonic Hour? Join us for the latest episode and learn all as we sprinkle in some great local music and Charlie admits he may now have a new top loved libation. — Run Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds...

Episode #160 – Looking Ahead And At Each Other

Ginny and Charlie are playing catch up this week as they sit across the mic and realize they haven’t seen much of each other. They catch up on life, look ahead for a few upcoming topics and sample a comfortable little scotch. It’s half an episode plus a song, but a new Charlie Tonic Hour has arrived and is ready to cuddle. — Run Time: 33 minutes, 46 seconds...

Episode #159 – Punch Brothers, Rye and a Bit of Tech

For this week’s episode Ginny and Charlie make it to a wedding shower with adult telestrations and a fantasy football party that was all too real. They discuss sci-fi technologies that should exist (and a few that shouldn’t.) Next they drink, listen to, and live Rye Whiskey with Town Branch and Punch Brothers closing up the show. — Run Time: 52 minutes, 33...

Episode #158 – New Year’s Eve

Ginny and Charlie ring out 2014 and get ready for 2015 with a full length episode this week. They discuss their holiday activities including a rocking Boxing Day party and last minute bourbon hunt. Then Ginny and Charlie decide that the true meaning of Christmas is that we are all going to die soon and we might as well have a good time. They end with a drink of Linie Aquavit...

Episode #157 – All Through The House

It’s Christmas Eve at Casa De Charlie Tonic and all through the house we’re getting ready for the holidays as we stop off for a quick episode to say hello, share a few stories and move one step closer to the new year! — Run Time: 25 minutes, 22 seconds Download the episode: charlietonichour157.mp3 Subscribe to the show: iTunes | charlietonic.libsyn.com/rss...

Episode #156 – In Spite of Christmas

Have you ever had one of those weeks that is so full of yuletide chaos that you can barely stagger forward and pin the stocking on the mantle? Join us as we begin the race to the big ho ho ho and tell a few stories along the way. It’s a special little 30 minute Charlie Tonic Hour! — Run Time: 31 minutes, 42 seconds Download the episode: charlietonichour156.mp3...

Episode #155 – Pondering Pappy

It is a road show podcast as Ginny and Charlie recall the week’s events while traveling between Louisville and Cincinnati. A brush with Pappy & Co, amazing cocktails, and a great new movie are all there along with some exciting news for Ginny and Charlie. After that they discuss just what makes Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon so sought after and answer the question: Is it worth...

Episode #154 – Relationship Chat

This week Charlie is back and cheeky as ever. It’s couples counseling with bourbon this week as Ginny and Charlie sit down with their friends Greg and Cindy to discuss the much shared article “15 Signs You are in the Right Relationship.” This discussion of love, sex, and the importance of wine takes up most of the episode but they still make time to try Local...

Episode #153 – Ginny Flies Solo Once Again

This week on the Charlie Tonic Hour, “con crud” has taken its toll on the dynamic duo of power podcasting as Charlie has been sidelined (since he sounds like Yosemite Sam crossed with Tom Waits). Yes friends, it’s Ginny Tonic flying solo once again. Along the way she catches you up on life, tells a couple stories and discusses why Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday! —...

Episode #152 – Calamity Labs Is Back

On this Episode of The Charlie Tonic Hour, Ginny and Charlie are joined once again by Calamity Dawn and Dorian Bridges from Calamity Labs. The two of them talk about their experiences competing in the Bourbon Social’s cocktail contest and mix us up the two recipes they entered. Along the way we discuss the rewards and challenges of mixology, first experiences with sake, and...

Episode #151 – Bourbon, Tunes and a Distillery

We cover a massive amount of ground this week as we say hello from our home, pull you along to a bourbon society meeting, chat you up about a mix of music (from behind the wheel of a car in motion), drop you into a distillery, introduce you to the owners and take part in a cocktail competition. All this plus some great music, a wide array of playful banter and Charlie and...

Episode #150: Tasting Bourbon With Irvin

We sit a bit deeper onto the bar stool this week as we share a pretty wonderful little unplanned audio bit live from the Vogue Cafe. Our good friend Irvin Madson engages the ever wonderful bartender Julie to share a bit of bourbon and gets Ginny talking. What follows is a tidbit of what this marvel of bourbon magic might share during a more structured tasting. Even a touch...

Episode #149 – Superstitious Ways

Happy Halloween! Ginny and Charlie bring you an eerily good show this week, with a recap of en epic bourbon tasting and discussion of the new Constantine TV show. Then they explore the roots of our superstitions, make a candy corn flavored cocktail and end with a song by Gillian Welch that is perfect for walking through the autumn leaves. — Run Time: 1 hour, 5 Minutes,...