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Episode #174 – Comic Shop Reflections

Ginny and Charlie are back to normal this week, which of course means lots of stories about food, drinking, and adventure in Cincinnati. They stop by Django Taco, Littlefields, Lookout Joe, Cloud 9 Sushi, Igby’s, Palm Court and Taft’s Ale House then take a break to listen to Charlie talk about what it was really like owning and working in comic books stores. They end...

Episode #173 – WhiskyFest Chicago

This week it is a tale of drinking ecstasy in the Windy City. Ginny and Charlie share all the stories of their recent trip to Chicago, including WhiskyFest, the best beer Charlie’s ever had, and cocktails that are a work of art. All that and they manage to go to a museum also. — Run Time: 1 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds Download the episode: charlietonichour173.mp3...

Episode #172 – Not My Fault

It my be half a show and all the stories are shared! What led up to this week’s Wednesday night recording? Who’s to blame? You’ll just have to listen as learn as the Reds are involved, Breaking Bad intercedes, Kristen shares a pour and Jacob and Katie prove amazing hosts once again. A more casual Charlie Tonic Hour can only spell more fun so join us! —...

Episode #171 – Talking To Aliens About Gem City and Punch

It’s all about the aliens this week as Ginny and Charlie debate whether or not society should reach out to the stars to make first contact. In addition, Charlie has some wild stories to tell from Gem City Comic Con, we learn what Ginny has been up to, a victorian punch is shared and some NPR approved music is sampled. All in a Tonic days work and we invite you to sit...

Episode #170 – Trust Issues

This week on The Charlie Tonic Hour: Ginny is feeling much better so she mixes up two martinis and sits down with Charlie to talk about their week. They debate a recent article asserting that men don’t trust women, try Southern Tier’s Rum Barrel Aged Pumking, and venture down innumerable side paths of thought along the way. — Run Time: 1 hour, 1 minutes, 58 seconds...

Episode #169 – The Surgery Episode

This week we present a different kind of episode as the alcohol segment is replaced with painkillers, Ginny Tonic undergoes the first of two unexpected surgeries and many stories are told. It may be half an hour, but it’s packed with eventfulness to say the least. — Run Time: 25 minutes, 47 seconds Download the episode: charlietonichour169.mp3 Subscribe to the...

Episode #168 – CompleteSet, Bourbon and Video Games

This week Ginny and Charlie return from the Louisville Arcade Expo with tales of virtual pinball, free tequila, and Doom. They top the weekend off chatting with Gary Darna, CEO and Co-Founder of CompleteSet the share a bourbon with Todd Carnes of the Bourbon Society of Greater Cincinnati. Interviews, drinks and interesting conversation a plenty this week on the Tonic Hour!...

Episode #167 – One Google To Rule Us All

Will Google take over the world? What was with all those sex themed cocktail names? What is the meaning of “eat the heat”? Does truth exist on the internet? All these questions and more are answered with a wink, a tease or two and a sugary shot along the way. Join us for a new week of this ongoing podcast of wonderment, the Charlie Tonic Hour! — Run Time: 1 hour, 9...

Episode #166 – Bourbon Classic 2015

Ginny and Charlie are back from the 3rd annual Bourbon Classic and have they got a show for you! Get the inside scoop on all of it as Ginny runs amok with the bourbon media camp, visiting five distilleries, two bourbon receptions, one cooperage and countless inside jokes take shape. She was joined by Charlie for the main events of the cocktail classic; including a cocktail...

Episode #165 – Better Call Charlie Tonic

This week Ginny and Charlie celebrate a romantic valentine’s weekend all within two blocks of their home. Those festivities come complete with exotic international cuisine, repeated trips to a beloved corner bar, and two wine tastings. Then they get into an in-depth look at Better Call Saul and try out Reyka Vodka from Iceland. Don’t forget Saul, but you better call...

Episode #164 – Driving to Valentines Day

After announcing their engagement on last week’s show, love is still in the air on The Charlie Tonic Hour. Ginny meets her tattoo from the Cincy Ink Project while Charlie enjoys a new video game. They discuss the latest news in driverless cars and debate the merits of Valentine’s Day. They end the show with bourbon you can eat and a mash-up song that makes Charlie smile. All...

Episode #163 – The Biggest Announcement In Tonic History

It’s time for the biggest announcement in Charlie Tonic history on this week’s episode. Ginny and Charlie finally share their news with the world and along the way they stop by Salazar OTR, the Cincinnati Symphony, and a very special spot in the woods. They also discuss the “To Fall in Love With Anyone Do This” article in the New York Times, as well as...

Episode #162 – Next Week Is Going To Be Huge

This week we’re calling in a “short” as we catch you up on everything that’s been happening in the world of Tonic, try a comfortable Irish Whiskey and tease HUGE news coming your way in just seven days. Seriously, next week will put an end to a season of vaguecasting in one fell swoop… stay tuned! — Run Time: 23 minutes, 12 seconds Download...