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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...
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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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  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 #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,...

Episode #148 – Bringing Sexy Back

This week Ginny and Charlie are bringing sexy back! It has been too long since they tackled a sexy topic on the show so on this episode they discuss the fantasy of sex vs the reality and dig into a recent article that claims that many people in Japan have just given up on it all together. In addition to the pillow talk they make a Park Avenue cocktail, give the highlights of...

Episode #147 – New York After Dark

This week Ginny and Charlie are all New York. After starting out with a Manhattan-themed drink from Banks Rum they launch into the stories of their epic weekend in the Big Apple. Although they were there for New York Comic Con it is the stories about what happened after the show that dominate this podcast. An underground ping-pong parlor, Chinatown, LeVar Burton, and a...

Episode #146 – Catching A Film and Facebook

This week on the The Charlie Tonic Hour, Ginny and Charlie keep it PG with a discussion of using social media for your small business and the list of essential movies to watch with your kids before they turn 13. The drink this week is a the budget friendly bourbon Elijah Craig 12 Year. They the show with excitement building for New York City Comic Con. — Run Time: 41...

Episode #145 – Going To The Dogs

This week Ginny and Charlie are going to the dogs. First they shake things up with a bulldog cocktail to start the show. After that comes a whirlwind birthday weekend and a discussion of the Xbox One. Finally they walk you through the Barks Bourbon and Brews fundraiser for Circle Tail and a quick lesson on why you should always buy your tickets in advance — Run Time: 41...

Episode #144 – Adulthood’s Dead and Everything Must Go

This week Ginny and Charlie explored Cincinnati separately. Ginny headed north to the Cozy Cottage while Charlie had a fantasy football meet up complete with shots and dancing. They discuss the end of adulthood and getting rid of clutter before trying the new Tin Cup Whiskey out of Colorado. A look at Leonard Cohen’s new album closes the show. — Run Time: 52 Minutes, 50...