recent from 19 Episode #143 – Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic
What makes an amazing weekend? How about Cincinnati’s first annual Food and Wine Classic? Our answer was a resounding “yes” and we invite you to join us as we tell the stories and share the adventures from this year’s festivities. Along the way we’ll also serve up a new flavor...
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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 #143 – Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic

What makes an amazing weekend? How about Cincinnati’s first annual Food and Wine Classic? Our answer was a resounding “yes” and we invite you to join us as we tell the stories and share the adventures from this year’s festivities. Along the way we’ll also serve up a new flavor of Crabbie’s and give you some life lessons on financial...

Episode #142 – Bill Murray Gives A Hoot

This week on The Charlie Tonic Hour you get a recap of Cincy Comicon and hear the tale of a wild and wonderful night with an alcohol spirit animal at a Tiki Bar in Florence KY. Along the way you’ll find tips for living the Billy Murray lifestyle, using social media efficiently plus we’ll even serve up a drinks segment and song from that same tiki adventure. Yes, here you will...

Episode #141 – Meandering Tech Goodness

It is a long and winding road that leads to very interesting technology discussion on this week’s Charlie Tonic. After a recap of Labor Day plans that involve Tecumseh, a pig roast, and firework Ginny and Charlie get into tech. In a conversations that ranges from Lyft to Drones and from Instagram to a friendly robot, the meandering goes all over. They end with a...

Episode #140 – New Games, Dining Nirvana and the Doctor

It is a week of big changes and short segments. After a busy, boozy weekend Ginny and Charlie break out a list of new games, top tips for restaurant dining, and some thoughts on the new Doctor Who. An unusual celery cocktail and a classic song close the show. Download the show today, you won’t regret it. — Run Time: 58 Minutes, 12 seconds Download the...

Episode #139 – Documentaries as Potter Changes The World

It is an episode of rethinking society on Charlie Tonic this week. In Episode 139 we cover a selection of exceedingly interesting documentaries available on Netflix, discuss how Harry Potter affects the political views of the kids who read the series, and try out a smoking good beer from Left Hand Brewery. It’s time to tune in, turn on, and drop out with Charlie Tonic....

Episode #138 – Women in Comics and Robin Remembered

This week Ginny and Charlie discuss the merits of Guardians of the Galaxy, challenge the establishment when it comes to women’s representation in comics and bid a very sad farewell to Robin Williams. Add to it the second of our two part look at Few Spirits and you have a packed full episode of the Charlie Tonic Hour! — Run Time: 53 Minutes, 57 seconds Download the...

Episode #137 – Brain Modification and Secret Societies

It’s a high energy show for Episode 137 this week. Charlie is in rare form as he and Ginny race through their thoughts on trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), starting their own secret society and how to keep it secret, and a review of three exciting gins from Few Spirits. They end with a song that has been extremely popular in their house this week and a...

Episode #136 – Comic Con, Makers 46 and New Apps

On this week’s show Ginny and Charlie recap their epic San Diego Comic Con coverage and then discuss the problem of sexual harassment at comic cons. Next they run down a few new apps, including a guilty pleasure and the redesigned Foursquare/Swarm app. They close the show with a little Maker’s 46 before signing off once again for this week’s Charlie Tonic...

Episode #135 – Just A Quickie

We’re in-between summer celebrations this week and grabbing a spot of audio on the fly. It may be a quickie, but sometimes quickie’s are quite fun so share with us 15 minutes and we’ll serve you a cocktail, tell you a few stories and send you on your way with a smile. Cheers! — Run Time: 15 Minutes, 5 Seconds Download the...

Episode #134 – Things Get Weird As We Look To The Moon

It’s summer time and the topics are wonderfully meandering. This week we follow the Russians to the moon and dance a bit with Weird Al. Add to that the return of a classic cocktail and some storytelling then you have an episode as fresh as the weather in which it was recorded. Welcome back… it’s Tonic time! — Run Time: 48 Minutes, 53 Seconds Download...

Episode #133 – Security, Privacy and Pride

It’s a new episode of the Charlie Tonic Hour and we’re loading up with topics this week. After a fun Discourse Intercourse catching you up on the events of the week, Charlie takes you to school, just a bit, for a reminder about protecting yourself on the internet following a Lifehacker article. From there Ginny discusses the changing landscape of gay rights,...

Episode #132 – Derby City Comic Con 2014

It is a Derby City Comic Con recap episode on the Charlie Tonic Hour this week. Listen as Charlie and Ginny recount all of the thrills, chills, and spills of Derby City Comic Con. Get the scoop on all the parties, music, fights, and personalities behind the scenes of running a comic convention and join us with Calamity Labs as they walk Ginny through the two custom cocktails...

Episode #131 – Pulp Fiction and Gorilla Cinema

This week it is a short shot of Ginny and Charlie before they kick off Derby City Comic Con. But a sweet shot it is as they enjoy a Watermelon Cooler cocktail and discuss Gorilla Cinema’s recent premier with a coursed dinner screening of Pulp Fiction. Join us on the podcast and then join us this weekend for Derby City Comic Con in Louisville! — Run Time: 19...