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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...
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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 #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...

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...