Film & Whiskey

Film & Whiskey

By Bob Book
Lifelong friends Brad and Bob are not experts--they're just two guys who really enjoy movies and whiskey. Each week, they give an in-depth review of a classic film and a new glass of whiskey.
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Jefferson's Pritchard Hill Cask Finish
Bob and Brad continue their seasons-long journey into the world of Harry Potter with 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. After last week's love fest over director Alfonso Cuaron, this week takes a turn into...much more lukewarm opinions. Meanwhile, they try another whiskey from the Jefferson's line of bourbons: the Jefferson's Reserve Pritchard Hill Cask FInish. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter         Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!     Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: In Real Time by Martin $ky
55:21
August 3, 2020
How to Cocktail: The Rob Roy
Bob and Brad continue their "How to Cocktail" bonus series by highlighting Bob's favorite whiskey drink, the Rob Roy. This scotch variant of the ever-popular Manhattan couldn't be easier to mix, and it's all the better for it. After making themselves a cocktail, the guys sit down with Andrea Latimer of Bitters Lab in Salt Lake City, UT, the show's new provider of bitters, to talk about what makes that ingredient so important to your cocktails. Also, did you know you could use bitters in your baked goods? 15% off your Bitters Lab order: use code FILMWHISKEY at checkout. 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter     Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!   Transition music: "Forget Me Not" and "Nighttime Stroll" by E's Jammy Jams Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday
33:37
July 30, 2020
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / Jefferson's Small Batch
Bob and Brad continue their seasons-long journey into the world of Harry Potter with 2004's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Spoiler alert: this one essentially turns into our two hosts fawning over director Alfonso Cuaron. In every conceivable way, this entry takes the franchise to new heights: the performances, the sets, and especially the cinematography. Meanwhile, they try their first offering from the Jefferson's line of bourbons. Both hosts have tried the expensive Jefferson's Ocean before, but how will Jefferson's Small Batch compare? Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter       Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!   Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: In Real Time by Martin $ky
59:30
July 27, 2020
The Departed / The Sexton Irish Whiskey
Bob and Brad watch Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning 2006 film The Departed, and comparisons to GoodFellas abound. They discuss who really is the "lead" performance between Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, and whether Jack Nicholson deserved the criticism he received for his rather hammy performance. Meanwhile, they try another Irish whiskey, this time from The Sexton, a single malt with some beautiful packaging. Will what's inside the bottle be as impressive?  Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter           Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!       Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: In Real Time by Martin $ky
56:25
July 20, 2020
Bonus Blind Tasting, Ep. 2
The guys revisit a tried-and-true tradition: blind-tasting samples from their Instagram friend @crabcakesandbourbon, who sent along four samples for a new round of reviews. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter           Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!       Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: In Real Time by Martin $ky
35:32
July 16, 2020
The African Queen / Bogart's Irish Whiskey
Bob and Brad watch the 1951 Humphrey Bogart classic The African Queen. This is the third Bogart film on the podcast, and the second from director John Huston. The hosts break down the script, which featured both Huston and James Agee as writers, as well as Huston's quasi-nature-documentary directing style. They also discuss the buoyant lead performances from Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Meanwhile, they try Bogart's Irish Whiskey, a blended product produced in collaboration with the Bogart estate. Will it live up to the reputation of the man himself? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 24:15 - Bogart's Irish Whiskey Review 37:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter     Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!   Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: In Real Time by Martin $ky
47:18
July 13, 2020
Hamilton (2020) Review
Bob and Brad give their full review of the new DIsney+ release of Hamilton, the smash Broadway show. They discuss Lin-Manuel Miranda's incredible wordplay, his underrated acting, and the uniformly excellent cast before deciding whether or not this filmed production works as a movie. Meanwhile, they try three whiskeys from BC Merchants: Resilient 6-year Rye, Resilient 14-year Bourbon, and Further Straight Rye Whisky. One of these whiskeys gets Brad to a point where he declares it "maybe the best whiskey we've ever had on this podcast." Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter             Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!         Wall Street Journal article Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: "Not Too Cray" by Huma-Huma, "Cali Buzz" by Yung Logos, "I Don't Wanna Wait" by Nana Kwabena
47:29
July 9, 2020
Double Indemnity / Old Grand-Dad 114
Bob and Brad throw it back to 1944 for the Billy Wilder classic Double Indemnity. This is their second Wilder film and their first true film noir. Aside from breaking down the excellent performances by Feed MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson, they spend some time on Wilder as both director and screenwriter, before diving into a discussion of what exactly constitutes "film noir."  Meanwhile, they finish out the extraordinarily underwhelming Old Grand-Dad line with the 114-proof expression.  0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 34:00 - Old Grand-Dad 114 Review 46:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter   Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!   Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: In Real Time by Martin $ky
55:53
July 6, 2020
How to Cocktail: The Old Fashioned
For their 100th episode, Bob and Brad mix up what's probably the world's most famous whiskey cocktail: the Old Fashioned. This drink's simplicity lends itself to a ton of variations, and today your fearless hosts break down all the different ways you can subtly change your Old Fashioned recipe. First, they start with Blue Note Bourbon and Riverset Rye whiskeys, and then they introduce and review simple syrups from Root 23, bitters from The Bitter Bottle, and finally, a "just add whiskey" syrup mix from Proof syrups.  15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter   Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel!   Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday
35:42
July 2, 2020
Life of Pi / Old Grand-Dad Bottled-in-Bond
Bob and Brad watch the 2012 film Life of Pi, the winningest film at the 2013 Oscars, including Best Director for Ang Lee. They discuss the framing device of "older Pi" telling "younger Pi's" story, as well as the performances of stars Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan. Meanwhile, they try the 100-proof version of Old Grand-Dad and review what it means for a whiskey to be called "bottled in bond." 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:00- Old Grand-Dad Bottled-in-Bond Review 38:40- Analysis and Final Thoughts 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: In Real Time by Martin $ky
51:23
June 30, 2020
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory / Four Roses Single Barrel
Bob and Brad revisit a childhood classic in 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This movie is constantly on cable TV, but neither host has seen it in years. And they certainly have thoughts on how well it holds up into adulthood. Among the topic of conversation are Gene Wilder's title role, the crippling depression of Charlie Bucket's home life, and how to fix some of the film's glaring flaws. Meanwhile, they finish out a flight of Four Roses samples from their friend Austin Dupree with Four Roses Single Barrel. So far, they've been hit-or-miss with Four Roses products. How will this last one stack up? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 26:00- Four Roses Single Barrel Review 37:00- Analysis and Final Thoughts 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: Solace by Johto
54:42
June 22, 2020
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / Old Forester 1920
Bob and Brad kick off Season 3 with the 2001 classic The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RIng, and let their nerd flags fly high on this one. They break down why they think it's definitely not the best of the trilogy, as well as how Peter Jackson grew as a director throughout the course of the three Rings movies.  Meanwhile, they drink one of Bob's favorite whiskeys, Old Forester 1920. At a $60 price point, how will this one hold up, especially in their value scores?  0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 26:00- Jack Daniel's Review  37:00- Analysis and Final Thoughts 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: Solace by Johto
1:04:03
June 15, 2020
Season Two Bracket Challenge, Part 2
Bob and Brad put all 32 movies from Season Two into a March Madness-style bracket and crown one film the champ. Today, they take the final eight films and determine the winner. Meanwhile, they sample three different types of whiskey from their favorite American distillery, Bardstown Bourbon Company. 15% off Loot Crate click: https://t.co/MijU1kFrP8?amp=1 and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Special music: "Choose Your Path" by Jingle Punks Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
54:05
June 11, 2020
Season Two Bracket Challenge, Part 1
Bob and Brad put all 32 movies from Season Two into a March Madness-style bracket and crown one film the champ. Meanwhile, they sample three different types of whiskey from Big Escambia Spirits. 15% off Loot Crate click here and use the code ROBOTSRADIO. Be sure to use the link AND the code--No zeros, all letters.  Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923  Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday  Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
58:05
June 8, 2020
Back to the Future / Jack Daniel's
Bob and Brad wrap up Season 2 with the 1985 Robert Zemeckis classic Back to the Future, and let's just say they saved their hottest takes for the end of the season. The guys go in-depth on 80s movies, Lea Thompson's character, and the claim that this film has a perfect script. Meanwhile, they drink America's most popular whiskey, Jack Daniel's. The "Old No. 7" classic Tennessee whiskey is being compared to last week's similar black-label bourbon, Evan Williams, but this one costs twice as much. How will it fare in the eyes of our hosts? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 28:55 - Jack Daniel's Review  43:40 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923  Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday  Transition music: Solace by Johto
1:01:36
June 1, 2020
Saving Private Ryan / Evan Williams
Bob and Brad spend their Memorial Day holiday revisiting Steven Spielberg's 1998 masterpiece, Saving Private Ryan. This film has garnered a surprisingly negative reputation from critics over the years, so the guys want to know how it holds up, and whether it's been misinterpreted by its detractors. Meanwhile, the guys wrap up the Springtime of Swill with a bottle of Evan Williams, the flagship bourbon from one of America's most popular brands. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 31:20 - Evan Williams Review 41:40 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition Music: Shades of Blue by Kazam
1:01:13
May 25, 2020
Bonus: Favorite Local Distilleries
Bob and Brad sample some whiskey from Five and 20 Distilling and Cart Horse Distilling and talk about their favorite local distilleries. They also take listener calls from around the country highlighting local craft whiskey-makers. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday  Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
20:29
May 21, 2020
The Sound of Music / Very Old Barton 100
Bob and Brad revisit the world of the musical with the 1965 Best Picture winner The Sound of Music. This is the second musical by director Robert Wise that the guys have reviewed, but how will it stack up to West Side Story?  Meanwhile, they continue their Springtime of Swill series by finishing out the offerings from a familiar budget brand: Very Old Barton. They've appreciated every iteration so far, all the way up to the 90-proof variety. Will this 100-proof version top them all, or will it truly be labeled "swill?" 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 31:15- Very Old Barton 100 Review 44:20 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: Shades of Blue by Kazam
55:30
May 18, 2020
The Revenant / Mellow Corn
Bob and Brad look back on 2015's The Revenant, known in kinder parts of the internet as the film that finally netted star Leonardo DiCaprio his Oscar. The guys are in the unique position of being able to compare it to the recently-viewed Birdman, and they discuss the recurring tendencies of both director Alexandro G. Inarritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Meanwhile, they continue the Springtime of Swill with Mellow Corn, the first corn whiskey they've tried on the show. This is a brand with a dedicated cult following, but how will it stack up to the other budget whiskeys they've tried this spring? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 29:20 - Mellow Corn Review 41:30 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition Music: Orion by NK Music
1:00:10
May 11, 2020
Good Will Hunting / J.T.S. Brown Bottled-in-Bond
Bob and Brad finish up their mini-series on the films of Robin Williams with a look back at his Oscar-winning turn in 1997's Good Will Hunting. How well has this movie held up more than twenty years after its int ital release? The guys discuss then-twenty-somethings Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, both as actors and as screenwriters, and whether notorious Oscar campaigner Harvey Weinstein got the movie over-hyped with his patented hype machine. Meanwhile, the guys continue the Springtime of Swill with a bottle of JTS Brown Bottled-in-Bond, a low-budget bourbon that folks in the know swear by. Will it live up to its lofty expectations, or will it truly earn the label of "swill?" 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 30:10 - JTS Brown Review 42:45 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition Music: Orion by NK Music
1:05:33
May 4, 2020
Bad Movie Bonus: The Velocipastor
Bob and Brad continue their Bad Movie Bonus series with the unfairly entertaining 2018 flick The Velocipastor. They're joined by good friend and fellow podcaster Austin, host of Bourboneering. Meanwhile, they sip on and review California Cowboy Bourbon. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday  Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
26:15
April 30, 2020
Awakenings / Ezra Brooks
Bob and Brad continue their series of Robin Williams films with the little-seen 1990 film Awakenings. Despite its several Oscar nominations, including one for Best Actor for Robert De Niro, this film seems to have been somewhat forgotten in the 30 years since its release. Our hosts discuss the ethics of the film's central medical drama, the highs and (very) lows of the script, and whether director Penny Marshall is able to stick the landing. Meanwhile, the guys plow ahead with the Springtime of Swill, this time trying Ezra Brooks, a popular brand, especially due t it pricier, more well-received cousin, Old Ezra 7-Year. Does the 90-proof variety stack up? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 24 :55 - Ezra Brooks Proof Review 33:00- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition Music: Andromeda by NK Music
47:05
April 27, 2020
Aladdin / J.P. Wiser's Rye
Fresh off the heels of Mrs. Doubtfire, Bob and Brad relive their childhoods with 1992's Aladdin, featuring perhaps the best-known performance of Robin Williams. Naturally, the guys draw parallels to last week's film, but most of their debate focuses on where this movie falls in the hierarchy of the Disney Renaissance. Does it stack up against, say Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King? Meanwhile, the guys continue the Springtime of Swill with a low-cost Canadian whiskey: J.P. Wiser's Rye. They invested $1 each into their 50mL bottles. Did they overspend? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 24:00 - J.P. Wiser's Rye Review 35:25 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition Music: Aquila by NK Music
49:03
April 20, 2020
Bad Movie Bonus: Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Bob and Brad continue their Bad Movie Bonus series, and subjected their listeners to a watch party of the 2015 travesty Paul Blart Mall Cop 2. They're joined by a lucky listener guest host to go over the best and worst elements of this dreadful experience. Meanwhile, they sip on and review FEW Cold Cut, a whiskey that Brad describes as "one of the most memorable whiskeys we've ever had." Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
33:31
April 16, 2020
Mrs. Doubtfire / Very Old Barton 90
Bob and Brad kick off four weeks honoring the work of the late Robin Williams with his best-known live-action character, Mrs. Doubtfire. This is Brad's first time watching the film in one sitting, and both hosts find the movie flawed despite Williams' brilliance. Of particular note is that this is the third film this season by director Chris Columbus. How will it stack up against the first two Harry Potter movies? Meanwhile, they continue their Springtime of Swill series with a familiar budget brand: Very Old Barton. They've tried the 80- and 86-proof varieties, and are now upping the alcohol content to the 90-proof variety. Is it noticeably different from the 86? Is it worth the money? Or will it truly be labeled "swill?" 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:30 - Very Old Barton 90 Review 37:30 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: 25 by Homage
51:05
April 13, 2020
Casino Royale / Ancient Age
Bob and Brad prepare for Bond 25, the upcoming No Time to Die, by going back to where it all started for the Daniel Craig era: 2006's Casino Royale. They discuss director Martin Campbell and how he stacks up against the golden boy of the series, Skyfall director Sam Mendes. They also go on a lengthy discussion of Craig as 007, and how much you can change about a character before he's an entirely different character altogether. They both, however, sing the praises of Eva Green, a counterpart to Bond who absolutely holds her own in every scene. Meanwhile, the guys continue the Springtime of Swill with Ancient Age, a bottom-shelf bourbon whose name might seem familiar--last season they reviewed its cousin, Ancient Ancient Age. How will this one stack up to that bargain favorite? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:10 - Ancient Age Review 32:50 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: Savour by Coubo
43:41
April 6, 2020
Bad Movie Bonus: Cats
Bob and Brad launch a new bonus episode series, Bad Movie Bonus, and decided to join a watch party with their listeners to screen the 2019 Tom Hooper travesty, Cats. They're joined by a lucky listener guest host to go over the best and worst elements of this Golden Raspberry winner for Worst Picture. Meanwhile, they sip on and review Blue Note Bourbon, a whiskey that's much better than the film it's paired with, and helps our hosts cope with what they can't unsee. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
35:10
April 2, 2020
Warrior / Very Old Barton 86
Bob and Brad return to the wide world of sports movies, this time to check out the 2011 UFC-themed drama Warrior. In particular, they focus on the outstanding performances from the three male leads, particularly Nick Nolte's Oscar-nominated turn as a recovering alcoholic. Meanwhile, they continue the Springtime of Swill with Very Old Barton 86-Proof, a cousin to the 80-proof variety they tried--and enjoyed--last season. How will this $11 whiskey stack up? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:15 - Very Old Barton 86 Review 36:50 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Transition music: Public Access Radio by Sweeps
54:22
March 30, 2020
The Iron Giant / Canadian Mist
Bob and Brad are joined by frequent guest host Jordan McCain to look back on director Brad Bird's The Iron Giant, a non-Disney animated classic of the laste 90s. They discuss the dynamite lead vocal performance of Eli Marienthal, as well as the merits of a Jennifer Aniston vocal. They also wonder if the voice of the Giant, Vin Diesel, gets paid on a per-word basis. Meanwhile, they kick off the start of spring with a series they're calling the Springtime of Swill, where they'll be drinking legitimately bottom-shelf whiskeys. Today, they're trying Canadian Mist, only the second Canadian whisky to be featured on the show. How will they react to a whisky that only cost each of them one dollar? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 24:05 - Canadian Mist Review 37:15 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Transition music: Homewards by Coubo
52:57
March 23, 2020
My Favorite Movie with Marko Karakasevic, Charbay Distillery
Bob and Brad continue their "My Favorite Movie" series with Marko Karakasevic, master distiller at California's Charbay Distillery. They work their way through a flight of whiskeys that includes an unreleased white whiskey, and discuss the brand's unique beer-based distillation approach. Meanwhile, Marko tells the story of the first time he watched The Shining at the way-too-young age of seven. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday
27:44
March 19, 2020
Interstellar / Evan Williams Single Barrel
MUUUUUURRRRRRPH! Bob and Brad check out their second film from director Christopher Nolan, 2014's Interstellar. This is a film they're highly divided on, and they have no shame in asking the audience to settle the debate. Is this another great entry in Nolan's catalogue, or a ridiculous misfire that stems from a shoddy script? Meanwhile they try the third whiskey in the Evan Williams line, the Single Barrel. Having sampled both the Bottled-in-Bond and 1783 expressions, how will this slightly-higher-priced bottle go over? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:55 - Evan Williams Single Barrel Review 36:05 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music:Terminal 14 by Sweeps
52:32
March 16, 2020
The Breakfast Club / Jameson Caskmates Stout
In honor of its 35th anniversary, Bob and Brad look back on writer-director John Hughes' seminal high school classic, The Breakfast Club. This is a movie that bot of our hosts have seen before, though it's much more important to Bob than to Brad. How will it hold up for each of them as adults? The hosts praise the perfromances of (most of) the young actors, especially Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall, and don't shy away from a discussion of the terribly problematic ways the female characters are treated by Hughes' script. Meanwhile, they finish off their sampler of Jameson with the Caskmates Stout expression. After disliking the IPA version, how will this one hold up in their estimation? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 33:15 - Jameson Caskmates Stout Review 43:30 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: Winter Chill by Johto Beats
1:02:11
March 9, 2020
Whiskey Talk with Peggy Noe Stevens
Bob and Brad speak with bourbon industry legend Peggy Noe Stevens, a member of both the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame and Whisky Magazine's Hall of Fame. Peggy is the author of the new book Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?: Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinners, and Cocktail Parties, which brings her expertise to the everyday reader. Peggy has taken the hospitality aspect of the bourbon industry to a new level, from helping to launch the Woodford Reserve vistor experience to her work with Peggy Noe Stevens and Associates, where she helps new distilleries with their visitor centers. Most importantly, they talk about the advocacy group Peggy founded, Bourbon Women. Through events, lobbying, and celerating women in the industry, Bourbon Women is making sure that America's spirit is accessible to everyone. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday
34:18
March 5, 2020
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / Knob Creek Single Barrel
Bob and Brad look back on one of the few films to win the "Big Five" Oscars, 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This is the second film on the podcast by director Milos Forman, but how does it compare to Amadeus? The guys discuss the almost universally great cast (with one glaring exception) and how the mixed messages of the film's ending may hurt its overall appreciation. Meanwhile, they continue the recent trend of barrel-proof whiskeys as they venture into a bottle of Knob Creek Single Barrel that was picked by their friends at Justins' House of Bourbon in Lexington, KY. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 32:00 - Knob Creek Single Barrel Review 45:30 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: Transit by FloFilz
1:04:39
March 2, 2020
Django Unchained / Rebel Yell
For their 50th episode, Bob and Brad look back on Quentin Tarantino's 2012 masterpiece Django Unchained. Bob has not hidden the fact that he loves this film, but Brad joins him in offering high praise, and they both wonder about where it might rank among Tarantino's  catalog. Meanwhile, they try the 80-proof version of Rebel Yell, a popular budget whiskey from Lux Row Distillery. WHile there are other variants under this name, the guys start with ths standard low-proof iteration. Will they enjoy its mild flavors, or will it be found lacking? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 33:55 - Rebel Yell Review 43:25- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition music: 90s Kids by Homage Beats
1:00:56
February 24, 2020
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Barrel Proof
Bob and Brad watch the 2004 indie classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and they have wildly different takes on this one. In fact, this may be the most divided the duo has ever been in their opinions. Meanwhile, they make good use of a barrel-proof Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select, which was sent to them by an Instagram friend. It only helps to fuel the debate and provides a steady stream of hot takes from Brad. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 21:55 - Jack Daniel's SIngle Barrel Select Barrel Proof Review 34:20- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition Music: Andromeda by NK Music
45:51
February 17, 2020
Whiskey Talk with Amy Hollingsworth, "The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers"
As the Tom Hanks film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is released on home video, Bob and Brad interview Amy Hollingsworth, author of the bestselling book The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers, about her friendship with the legendary TV host. They also discuss both the Hanks film and the 2018 documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? and Amy's involvement in their production. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday
33:13
February 13, 2020
The Sixth Sense / Evan Williams 1783
Bob and Brad look back on a film that just celebrated its 20th anniversary, 1999's The Sixth Sense. They talk about both the good and bad elements of writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's script, and sing the praises of young Haley Joel Osment in what may be one of the best screen performances ever. Meanwhile, they both try Evan Williams 1783, a budget bourbon that its maker touts as being "small batch"--a description that draws laughs from the guys. Will this 86-proof whiskey win them over like its cousin, Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 21:45 - Evan Williams 1783 Review 30:40 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Transition Music: Aquila by NK Music
45:08
February 10, 2020
Special Occasion Whiskeys / Penelope Bourbon
As Bob and his wife welcome a new baby, the guys take calls from listeners describing the whiskeys they drink for life's big moments. Plus, a review of two whiskeys from Penelope Bourbon. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday
31:32
February 6, 2020
Finding Nemo / Four Roses Small Batch Select
Bob and Brad look back on Pixar's 2003 classic Finding Nemo, which was the studio's first non-Toy Story film to garner "masterpiece" acclaim from critics. In fact, Time magazine listed it as one of the 100 greatest films of all time. But the guys want to know: does it hold up? They talk performances and nitpicks with the script, while wondering how different some of the material would be written if the film were being made in 2020. Meanwhile, they continue through a flight of four Four Roses samples sent to them by their Instagram friend @bourboneering. This time around, the guys sip on Four Roses Small Batch Select, a whiskey that's only available in a limited number of states. Having not been huge fans of the Four Roses line so far, what will they think of this one? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 28:45 - Four Roses Small Batch Select Review 38:50 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: 25 by Homage
57:02
February 3, 2020
Lost in Translation / Nikka Gold and Gold
Bob and Brad look back at a critical darling, the 2003 indie hit "Lost in Translation." They both rave about the lead performances by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, but have quite a few grievances with writer-director Sofia Coppola's script.  The guys break down whether Murray's character is even sympathetic, and how some of the jokes veer into  actual racism. Meanwhile, they take the opportunity to try their first Japanese whisky, Nikka Gold and Gold. This is a spirit that's usually only sold in Japanese duty-free stores, and is known for the metallic samurai armor that the bottle comes sheathed in. The question is whether the liquor inside is any good, or if this is just a gimmicky bottle for display only. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 23:35 - Nikka Gold and Gold Review 34:50 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: Savour by Coubo
50:46
January 27, 2020
2001: A Space Odyssey / Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14
Bob and Brad are joined by frequent guest host Jordan McCain to review their first Stanley Kubrick film, his seminal 1968 classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. This film legitimized the science fiction genre in contemporary American cinema and is considered by many one of the five best films ever made. Bob, however, is significantly cooler on it in his review. Meanwhile, Brad has procured a bottle of  Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14-Year. Last season, the 12-year Quinta Ruban was the highest-rated whiskey on the show, and now the distiller has replaced it with this additionally-aged version. Will they enjoy it as much this time around? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 26:55 - Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Review 36:55 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: Public Access Radio by Sweeps
58:32
January 20, 2020
Oscars Special 2020
Bob and Brad break down the 2020 Oscars, including a discussion of how films get nominated, the politics behind which films win, and why the Academy always seems to nominate movies that regular people have never heard of. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
36:30
January 16, 2020
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Buffalo Trace
Bob and Brad complete their Harry Potter double-header with the second film in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The big question facing them this time around is whether it lives up to the standard set by the first film. They also go in-depth on the performances, especially by the three child actors. Meanwhile, they sip on a flagship bourbon, Buffalo Trace, an affordable whiskey that for some reason is highly sought-after, to the extent that many stores implement a one-per-customer policy. Is it as good as other bourbons at the same price point? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:20 - Buffalo Trace Review 34:45- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: Homewards by Coubo
59:56
January 13, 2020
Top Fives: Movies We Want Remade
Bob and Brad continue their Top Fives series by breaking down their top five lists of films they think deserve a remake. Meanwhile, they sip on Three Chord Bourbon,  a craft whiskey that prizes musicianship. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Special music: "Choose Your Path" by Jingle Punks Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
39:57
January 9, 2020
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
Bob and Brad begin a seasons-long journey into the world of Harry Potter with the 2001 fantasy classic Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss how well everything seems to hold up after nearly 20 years: the performances (well, we give the kids a pass), the sets, the cinematography, even Chris Columbus' direction. The movie may be about 25 minutes too long, but it's still a blast. Meanwhile, they try another barrel-proof whiskey, this time a bourbon from Elijah Craig. Brad didn't like the standard version of Elijah Craig, and he's not really a fan of cask strength in general. Are we setting him up to hate this? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 21:30 - Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Review 30:50- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: Terminal 14 by Sweeps
51:52
January 6, 2020
The Empire Strikes Back / High West Campfire
With the release of the new Star Wars film, Bob and Brad look back at 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. This is the best-loved of all Star Wars films, but how well does it hold up nearly 40 years later? Meanwhile, they try a popular blend of bourbon, rye, and scotch, the extra-smoky Campfire by High West Distillery. There is a lot going on in this whiskey, and both hosts acknowledge its ambition, but the real question is whether it's any good, or if it justifies its $70 price tag. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:00- High West Campfire Review 36:45 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: Winter Chill by Johto Beats
57:31
December 30, 2019
Christmas Movie Fight: The Grinch vs. Charlie Brown
For the week of Christmas, Bob and Brad drink TX Whiskey while arguing between the TV Christmas specials How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
36:36
December 23, 2019
Top Fives: Biggest Letdowns of the 2010s
As 2019 winds down, and the decade with it, Bob and Brad look back on the biggest cinematic letdowns of the 2010s. While these movies may not be bad, per se, they certainly didn't live up to expectations or hype. Meanwhile, they sample some experimental offerings from Doc Swinson's Whiskey: a rye finished in rum casks, and a 12-year cabernet sauvignon-finished bourbon. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Join our Discord channel! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Special music: "Choose Your Path" by Jingle Punks Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
44:29
December 19, 2019
Birdman / Jameson Caskmates IPA
On its fifth anniversary, Bob and Brad are rejoined by guest host Jordan McCain for a look back at 2014's Best Picture winner, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). They try their hardest to answer the question: is this movie pretentious, or is it a crowd-pleaser? They also touch on its depiction of actors, theatergoers, critics, and audiences alike, and the role of satire in a dark comedy like this. Meanwhile, they try a popular beer-barrel finished whiskey, Jameson Caskmates IPA, even though none of them enjoy IPAs. Will their love of whiskey redeem their dislike of bitter, hoppy flavor? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:35 - Coopers' Craft and Coopers' Craft 100 Review 38:15 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: Transit by FloFilz
1:02:06
December 16, 2019
Do the Right Thing / Coopers' Craft Flight
Bob and Brad are joined by new guest host James Talbert to discuss 1989's controversial classic, Do the Right Thing, while sampling two bourbons from the Coopers' Craft line. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 42:00 - Coopers' Craft and Coopers' Craft 100 Review 54:45- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Transition music: 90s Kids by Homage Beats
1:18:27
December 9, 2019
Bourbon Charity Blind Tasting
Bourbon Charity, a really incredible force for good in the world (and in the world of spirits), sent along a box of five bottled-in-bond bourbons to sample in the blind. Bob and Brad know which five whiskeys are in the box, but have no idea what's in each numbered bottle. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Check out Bourbon Charity's site for more info. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
29:06
December 5, 2019
Gone With the Wind / Bulleit Barrel Strength
Bob and Brad round out their month of films from 1939 with the Best Picture winner of that year, Gone With the Wind, while sipping on the highest-proof whiskey they've ever featured on the show, Bulleit Barrel Strength. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 35:03 - Bulleit Barrel Strength Review 47:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
1:17:28
December 2, 2019
The Wizard of Oz / Redbreast 15
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Bob and Brad continue their block of films from 1939 with the enduring classic The Wizard of Oz. Spoiler alert: Brad might not be a huge fan of this movie. Between criticisms of the script and (for Brad) at least one main character, they find room to praise the music and a lot of the technical achievements of the movie. Still, Dorothy kills two people--KILLS THEM--with no consequences. Meanwhile, they finish off their sampler of Redbreast Irish Whiskey with the Redbreast 15-year, a whiskey they are definitely split on with their scores. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 19:45 - Redbreast 15 Review 33:- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
56:05
November 25, 2019
Stagecoach / Jameson
In honor of the 80th anniversary of Hollywood's Golden Year, Bob and Brad continue their block of films from 1939 with the John Ford classic Stagecoach. This is a movie that even Orson Welles praised for its technical brilliance. But does it hold up, even against other Westerns? The guys disagree. They discuss the breakout performance of The Duke himself, John Wayne, and comment on an Oscar-winning turn from character actor Thomas Mitchell. Meanwhile, they finally get around to trying a whiskey that's in every liquor store the world over, Jameson Irish Whiskey. They both comment on its surprising depth and complexity, and on how nice it is to sample a whiskey that's available to every one of their listeners. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:55 - Jameson Review 36:00- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
51:21
November 18, 2019
My Favorite Movie with Tim Piersant, Chattanooga Whiskey
Bob and Brad sit down with Tim Piersant, CEO and co-founder of Chattanooga Whiskey, to drink two varieties of their Tennessee High Malt and discuss Tim's favorite film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
21:42
November 14, 2019
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington / Bulleit Bourbon
Bob and Brad start their four-week series on the films of 1939 by looking at Frank Capra's government classic "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and trying one of America's favorite bourbons. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 30:35 - Bulleit Bourbon Review 40:40 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
1:04:46
November 11, 2019
My Favorite Movie with Paul Hletko, FEW Spirits
Bob and Brad sit down with Paul Hletko, founder of FEW Spirits, to drink some delicious rye and discuss Paul's favorite film, 1984 mockumentary classic This is Spinal Tap. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
27:54
November 7, 2019
When Harry Met Sally... / Redbreast Lustau
Bob and Brad finally watch a movie that neither of them had seen before, 1989's "When Harry Met Sally..." and move on to the next in their Redbreast lineup. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:23 - Redbreast Lustau Review 36:42- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
48:34
November 4, 2019
Big Escambia Blind Tasting
Bob and Brad make their way through a blind flight sent to them by Sean Dettling of Big Escambia Distilling. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
26:19
October 31, 2019
Alien / EH Taylor Small Batch
For Halloween, Bob and Brad are joined by guest Jen Lowers to look back on the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's classic, Alien. Jen shares that this is one of her all-time favorite films, and she helps the guys break down the deeper meaning of Scott's terror-fest. Meanwhile, the guys sip on some EH Taylor Small Batch, a mid-shelf bourbon that disappears from stores at top-shelf speed. Is it worth the hype? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:30 - EH Taylor Small Batch Review 36:40- Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
58:51
October 28, 2019
Whiskey Talk with Josh Larsen, "Filmspotting"
The guys start a new interview series, "Whiskey Talk," and their first guest is Josh Larsen, a Chicago-based movie critic who hosts the incredibly popular podcast Filmspotting. He is also the editor at Think Christian and author of Movies are Prayers. The guys talk with Josh about the nature of film criticism, how the average film-goer can start watching with a more keen eye, and how movies can be like prayers. Meanwhile, they sip on a local Illinois whiskey, FEW Bourbon. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
52:52
October 24, 2019
The Dark Knight / Sazerac Rye
Bob and Brad kick off season 2 with one of the most popular American films of all-time, Christopher Nolan's Bat-sequel The Dark Knight, and drink an affordable but hard-to-find rye. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 32:50 - Sazerac Rye Review 39:35 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
1:06:27
October 21, 2019
Season One Bracket Challenge, Part 2
Bob and Brad finish out their championship bracket and try two more varieties of Sonoma whiskey. Visit Sonoma Distilling Company's site! Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
42:14
October 17, 2019
Season One Bracket Challenge, Part 1
Bob and Brad put all 32 movies from Season One into a March Madness-style bracket and crown one film the champ. Meanwhile, they sample four different types of whiskey from Sonoma Distilling Company. Visit Sonoma Distilling Company's site! Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
44:24
October 14, 2019
Rear Window / Four Roses Small Batch
For the season one finale, Bob and Brad check out the absolute classic suspense thriller Rear Window. After weeks of contentious opinions, will this finally be the film both of our hosts rally around? Both of the guys are impressed with James Stewart's versatility, but they're more impressed by the females in the cast: Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter. They also go pretty in-depth on what the film says about each person's role in making a community better. Meanwhile, they try the second of four samples of the Four Roses brand sent to them by their Instagram friend, @bourbon_in_college. Will the Small Batch be a step up from Yellow Label? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:00 - Four Roses Small Batch Review 37:55 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
54:11
October 7, 2019
Forrest Gump / Glenmorangie Nectar D'or
Bob and Brad review their fourth film from 1994, Best Picture winner Forrest Gump, and finish off their Glenmorangie sampler.
1:01:11
September 30, 2019
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial / Laphroaig 10
For their 30th episode, Bob and Brad check out the absolute classic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Bob is convinced this is among director Steven Spielberg's best films. Brad has never seen it before. Yes, you read that correctly. What will he think of E.T., especially as an adult? The guys discuss the excellent turns by all the child actors, as well as John Williams' timeless score. Bob decided to go really deep with his analysis of the film, discussing Spielberg's childhood traumas and the effects of divorce. Meanwhile, they continue their September of Scotch with Laphroaig 10, their first peated scotch on the podcast and the first from Islay. Bob goes on record stating that he generally doesn't like peaty scotch. Brad says he wantes to breathe like a dragon. How will this whisky satisfy either of them? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:20 - Laphroaig 10 Review 36:55 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
57:04
September 23, 2019
Top Fives: Football Movies
With American football in full swing, Bob and Brad look back on their favorite football movies. Spoiler alert: the pool of good football movies is pretty small. Meanwhile, they go back to one of their favorite bourbon experiences by giving full reviews of Bardstown Bourbon Company's Fusion and Discovery offerings. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
35:00
September 19, 2019
The Shawshank Redemption / Chivas Regal 12
Bob and Brad review director Frank Darabont's 1994 classic, The Shawshank Redemption. This movie is ranked #1 on IMDb's Top 250--above even The Godfather. But how does it hold up, and does it deserve that crown? The guys break down how its near-constant presence on TV has helped shape the film's reception and public image. They also try to dig into whether there's a deeper meaning here, or if the movie wears its message on its sleeve. Meanwhile, they move into Week 3 of the September of Scotch! This week they take a look at the world's second best-selling brand of scotch whisky, Chivas Regal, and sample the 12-year expression. How will it stack up against last week's mass-produced blended scotch, Johnnie Walker Black? The guys are split in their opinions 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:15 - Johnnie Walker Black review 36:25 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
58:32
September 16, 2019
Fight Club / Johnnie Walker Black
Bob and Brad revisit director David Fincher's 1999 testosterone-fest, Fight Club. Bob comes out pretty early on his dislike for the movie, even in the face of overwhelming public support for it. The guys break down most of the interpretations of the film in light of our current cultural climate, and they both disagree with all of them. Bob says his major gripe with the movie is that it tries to be too many things at once and doesn't succeed fully at any of them. Meanwhile, they move into Week 2 of the September of Scotch! This week they take a look at the world's best-selling  brand of scotch whisky, Johnnie Walker, and in particular they try the Black Label. Will Johnnie's mass production take something away from the quality of the juice? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:20 - Johnnie Walker Black review 36:20 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
1:07:41
September 9, 2019
West Side Story / Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12
Bob and Brad revisit the 1961 classic, West Side Story, a movie that Brad's never seen, but both are blown away by how well it holds up. From director Robert Wise's insane filmography to co-director Jerome Robbins' tyrannical style, the behind-the-scenes on this one are pretty great.. Meanwhile, they start a new whiskey-related series: the September of Scotch! For five weeks, they'll be sampling different drams of no-"e" whisky, starting today with Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. This 12-year finished whisky is just about the best thing they've tried yet. The review is nothing but raves. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 30:15 -Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban review 41:40 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
1:03:07
September 2, 2019
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre / Four Roses
Bob and Brad revisit the absolutely beloved, and yet still somehow underseen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This is a movie that casts a long shadow: it might be the quintessential American "adventure" movie. And it also features some freaking insane performances from Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston. The guys discuss those performances, as well as that of Tim Holt, who, in his own quiet way, might be the best performer in the whole thing. Meanwhile, thanks to their Instagram friend @bourbon_in_college, they try out a flagship bourbon from one of America's favorite lines: Four Roses Yellow Label. For $20, it's hard to beat the value on this one, but does it stand up to other, more expensive bourbons? Also, this week's intro is all about some exciting updates to the podcast, including that we've been picked up by a network: Robots Radio! 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 29:05 - Four Roses Review 40:28 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
58:25
August 26, 2019
Top Fives: Animated Vocal Performances
In this special bonus series, Bob and Brad sit down to debate their personal top five films on a given topic. Today, they argue over vocal performances in animated movies. The guys are upfront about saying these are their favorites, not necessarily the best all-time performances. So James Earl Jones? You're otta here, Mufasa! But make way for Ralph Fiennes in The Prince of Egypt. What do you think? Who had the better Top 5 list? help settle the debate at our social links below! Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
27:42
August 22, 2019
Catch Me If You Can / Bulleit Rye
For their 25th episode, Bob and Brad watch the criminally underrated 2002 caper Catch Me If You Can. Critics are finally reevaluating this gem and arguing that it might be one of director Steven Spielberg's best films. The guys discuss how well the movie holds up, while still admitting that there are a few flaws. Topics of discussion include Tom Hanks in a true supporting role, what's going on witht hat weird Boston accent, the always underappreciated Amy Adams, and that weird hooker sequence with Jennifer Garner. Meanwhile, they take a stab at rye whiskey again, this time opting for the very affordable Bulleit Rye. For two guys who don't go in on the stuff, how will this rye hold up in their reviews? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 24:55 - Bulleit Rye Review 32:50 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
57:00
August 19, 2019
My Favorite Movie with Corky Taylor, Kentucky Peerless Distilling
Bob and Brad travel to Louisville, KY to sit down with Corky Taylor, CEO of Kentucky Peerless Distilling, a brand that's being resurrected after nearly a century lying dormant. They discuss Peerless Rye and the newly-launched Bourbon and sample both, all while discussing Bloodworth, a film directed by Corky's son and on which Corky served as a producer. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
16:02
August 15, 2019
On the Waterfront / Gentleman Jack
65 years on, Bob and Brad look at 1954's best Picture winner, On the Waterfront. Still held up as a prime example of method acting, Marlon Brando's performance is a a large reason the movie is remembered today. The guys discuss whether it holds up, and particularly take issue with the script and the development (and overall lack) of female characters. They also split over who turns in the best supporting role. Is it Karl Malden's priest, Lee J Cobb's union boss, or Rod Steiger as Bando's conflicted brother? Meanwhile, they return to the wolrd of Tennessee whiskey with Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels' slightly-more-upscale offering. How does it compare to standard Jack Daniels? Is it worth a relatively inexpensive $30 price tag? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 28:56 - Gentleman Jack Review 38:25 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
48:31
August 12, 2019
My Favorite Movie with David Mandell, Bardstown Bourbon Company
Bob and Brad are on-location in Bardstown, KY, interviewing Bardstown Bourbon Company CEO David Mandell. David had to join via webcam, but he still gives us an incredible overview of what bardstown is up to. David walks us through their goal to create a Napa-like atmosphere around Kentucky bourbon, the heart behind his company's collaborative and experiemental nature, and the exact formulas and recipes in each of their bourbons. Then, David changes gears and the guys discuss the Coen Brothers classic The Big Lebowski, including which character David most aligns with. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral KEYWORDS
22:24
August 8, 2019
Amadeus / Redbreast 12 (with Bonus Interview)
As it celebrates the big 3-5, Bob and Brad look at 1984's best Picture winner, Amadeus. This is a film that's still extremely well-regarded, even though it seems a lot of people haven't heard of it. The guys discuss whether it holds up, whether it's as stuffy as the subject matter suggests, and just what on earth is going on with those american accents. Along the way, they dissect director Milos Forman's decision to create a director's cut of the film and yank the original cut completely from home video circulation. Should directors be allowed to limit the public's access to theatrical versions of their films? Also, who gives the better performance: F. Murray Abraham as Salieri or Tom Hulce as Mozart? Meanwhile, they return to Ireland to try Redbreast 12, an absolute classic of Irish whiskey. But at a steep price and at only 80-proof, is it worth it? Finally, enjoy a bonus interview with Justin Sloan, founder and owner of Justins' House of Bourbon, the coolest liquor store in Lexington, KY. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 23:30 - Redbreast 12 Review 31:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts 41:35 - Interview with Justin Sloan, Justins' House of Bourbon Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
53:32
August 5, 2019
My Favorite Movie with Jay Erisman, New Riff Distilling
Bob travels to Newport, KY to sit down with Jay Erisman, co-founder of New Riff Distilling, a major player in the world of bourbon after just a few years. They discuss New Riff's line of whiskeys, which Jay was kind enought to pour, and they get to watch Seven Samurai on a giant digital screen. Yeah, this was a pretty great interview. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
23:44
August 1, 2019
(500) Days of Summer / Heaven Hill White Label
In honor of its 10th anniversary, Bob and Brad return to 2009 with a look at (500) Days of Summer. On one of their previous Top Fives episodes, they debated whether this was a comedy or a drama. Now, they debate whether it's even a good movie. One thing's for sure, though: this film is so honest it hurts. Along the way, they talk about the chemistry between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, as Brad roots for Gordon-Levitt's character, Tom, while Bob is #TeamSummer. Meanwhile, they wrap up the six-week Summer of Bourbon series by sampling a controversial bargain bourbon: Heaven Hill White Label. This stuff used to be an in-the-know bourbon lover's dream: aged six years, bottled-in-bond, under $15. Until last year, that is. Now, Heaven Hill still releases a bourbon with a white label, but it has no age statement and is only 80 proof. Does it stack up in any way to the Green Label the guys tried earlier this season? 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 32:30 - Heaven Hill WHite Label Review 39:25 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
48:03
July 29, 2019
Bonus Blind Tasting, Ep. 1
The guys have been making friends on Instagram, and one of the most generous is @crabcakesandbourbon, who sent along three samples and challenged them to do a blind tasting. Things worked out so that Bob knows the three samples, but Brad is still guessing about type of whiskey and proof in the blind. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Special music: "Choose Your Path" by Jingle Punks
22:11
July 25, 2019
Pulp Fiction / Weller Antique
In anticipation of Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Bob and Brad throw it all the way back to 1994 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Despite being one of their favorite films, the guys are shocked at how difficult it is to discuss this non-linear story. Along the way, they talk about the film's central theme of redemption, the beauty of watching Christopher Walken craft a gross story, and Tarantino's underrated ability to get un-subtle actors to play subtle scenes. Meanwhile, they continue the Summer of Bourbon by pouring what may be Bob's favorite all-around whiskey, Weller Antique 107. This bourbon is similar to Pappy Van Winkle in its mash bill, and because of that similarity, is getting harder to find at retail prices. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 28:20 - Weller Antique 107 Review 38:10 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
59:17
July 22, 2019
The Lion King / Henry McKenna Single Barrel
Bob and Brad revisit their childhoods in honor of the 25th anniversary of Disney's The Lion King. They discuss the philosophy of the Circle of Life, the importance of Jeremy Irons to the cast, and question the role of genetics in lion prides. Seriously, is Nala Simba's half-sister, or what? They break to try out a whiskey that won Best in Show at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bottled-in-Bond. How real is the hype on this one? Is it worth it at secondary prices now that it's hard to find on store shelves? Most importantly, does it live up to the gold medal standard? The guys break down their thoughts. After the break, they analyze what it means to take ownership and responsibility, and whether the Circle of Life mentality promotes inherent class and race problems. Bob also compares the structure and themes to Black Panther. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 28:50 - Henry McKenna Review 39:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
55:09
July 15, 2019
Singin' in the Rain / Weller Special Reserve
The guys sit down to watch their second musical, and this one just so happens to be the most universally-beloved film musical of all time: 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain. They’re in the unique position of being able to compare it to An American in Paris, and do they ever. First, they wonder about director Stanley Donen and his decisions throughout the film, especially having characters break the fourth wall. Still, the camera work is impressive, and you’ve got the always-great Gene Kelly in the lead role. Bob wonders how Debbie Reynolds, great as she is, ever landed this role. But both hosts agree that Donald O’Connor is a national treasure and by far the most underrated part of the movie. For their whiskey selection, the guys continue the Summer of Bourbon series with Weller Special Reserve, discussing the “wheated” bourbon name, its relation to Pappy Van Winkle, and how every tier of the Weller vertical lineup is benefiting from the Pappy boom. After the break, they discuss Kelly’s performance and debate whether he was better here or in American in Paris. They also share their thoughts on the famous Hollywood story of Kelly’s cruelty to Reynolds, and how she found guidance from one Fred Astaire. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 26:30 - Weller Special Reserve Review 37:45 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
49:36
July 8, 2019
Top Fives: Best Comedies of the 21st Century
In this special bonus series, Bob and Brad sit down to debate their personal top five films on a given topic. Today, they argue over the best comedies since the year 2000. Meanwhile, they decide to showcase some craft distilleries from around the country. Today, they're sipping Cedar Ridge bourbon, and the notes Bob picks up on the nose are a throwback to childhood. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
29:08
July 4, 2019
Cinderella Man / Ancient Ancient Age
Bob and Brad check out director Ron Howard's 2005 effort Cinderella Man. They discuss how criminally underrated it's turned out to be since its release, and focus on the performance of the two leads, Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger. Also, they dedicate a whole segment to everyone's favorite character actor, Paul Giamatti. Meanwhile, they open the screw-top plastic cap on a 1.75-liter bottle of Ancient Ancient Age 10-Star. This stuff is dirt cheap but famous among bourbon drinkers for transcending its bottom-shelf trappings. Will the guys enjoy it more than current bottom-shelf champ Heaven Hill Green Label? After the whiskey review, Bob makes a case for why Ron Howard should be taken more seriously as a director and the guys offer their final verdict. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 26:20 - Ancient Ancient Age Review 34:35 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
49:13
July 1, 2019
Vertigo / Larceny
Bob and Brad look back at Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, 1958's Vertigo, now called the best film of all time by the BFI's Sight and Sound Poll. How does it hold up? Can it possibly live up to the hype? In short, yes. yes it can. But why does it still work so well at making us feel gross? Why's it so unsettling? Here to help them sort out the psychological trauma this movie both explores and causes is friend of the show Jen Lowers. Jen brought along a bottle of Larceny bourbon, and the guys try to decide if it also lives up to its extensive hype. Meanwhile, they use this opportunity to launch into the Summer of Bourbon, where they'll taste Kentucky's sweet nectar for six straight weeks. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 26:30 - Larceny Review 35:35 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Giveaway Music: "Sour Tennessee Red (Sting)" by John Deley and the 41 Players
54:30
June 24, 2019
Star Wars / Old Grand-Dad
Bob and Brad take on one of Brad's favorite movies, the original 1977 Star Wars. And no, this movie is not called "Episode IV: A New Hope." Because that's dumb. Bob is unconvinced that this movie holds up, particularly when compared to The Empire Strikes Back, and our hosts proceed to fight like children over its quality. Meanwhile, they sip on a bargain bourbon that the Internet said was good, but they are in agreement that it is very bad indeed: Old Grand-Dad. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:25 - Old Grand-Dad Review 31:12 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
49:04
June 17, 2019
My Favorite Movie with Joshua Gandee, Watershed Distillery
Brad travels to Columbus, OH to sit down with Joshua Gandee, beverage director at Watershed Distilling, Ohio's largest distillery. They discuss Watershed's lines of spirits, including a pretty famous gin, an Old Fashioned mix, and some high-quality bourbon. In the meantime, Josh walks Brad through his all-time favorite film, Good Will Hunting. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
13:47
June 13, 2019
American Beauty / Crown Royal
After 20 years in release, Bob and Brad look at 1999's serio-comic satire American Beauty and discuss how to watch it in a post-Spacey culture. Does his most problematic character become even more troubling when coupled with his real-life issues? Does the film even hold up? Meanwhile, they sip on Crown Royal, the most popular Canadian whisky worldwide. Bob is a little concerned by the cheap plastic pint bottle and twist-cap, but Brad doesn't think there's anything to worry about. Whose opinion will prove true? Also, listen in for our first giveaway! You'll need the code word included in the episode. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:30 - Crown Royal Review 36:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral Giveaway Music: "Sour Tennessee Red (Sting)" by John Deley and the 41 Players
53:27
June 10, 2019
Casablanca / Elijah Craig Small Batch
Brad and Bob decide to watch what is probably Bob's all-time favorite movie. He loves this movie like a child. Will Brad feel the same way? Along the way, they discuss star Humphrey Bogart's nuanced and layered performance and how he doesn't get enough credit for his range. In other news, Ingrid Bergman is incredible, and director Michael Curtiz's decision to let the camera just sit on her face for long periods of time pays off, and then some. They round out their discussion of the cast talking about Peter Lorre and Claude Rains, one of Hollywood's unsung acting heroes. Then, they open a bottle of Elijah Craig Small Batch, a bourbon Brad has been especially psyched to try. Will it live up to his expectations? Could it possibly live up to Casablanca? After the whiskey review, the guys discuss whether the film punishes Bergman's character, the very much married Ilsa, for her desire for Bogart, while the reverse isn't true. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 30:50 - Elijah Craig Review 40:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
56:29
June 3, 2019
The Great Escape / Glenmorangie Lasanta
Brad and Bob take a look at a movie that your dad has probably fallen asleep watching on AMC, The Great Escape. The consensus is that it still holds up, the script is amazing, and the direction is underrated. It’s tense, claustrophobic, and fun. Also, Brad somehow didn’t know Richard Attenborough was in Jurassic Park. Then, they try the second bottle in their Glenmorangie sampler, the sherry-finished Glenmorangie Lasanta. You’re going to want to hear their scores on this one. PSA: we have a NEW SCORING SYSTEM for our whiskeys! We’ve added a fifth category, “value,” and it rounds out our potential points to a nice 50. After the whiskey review, Bob decides that if Hollywood is going to remake everything, he might as well jump the gun and recast the movie himself. Also, Brad somehow confuses Adam Driver and Adam Scott. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 28:00 - Glenmorangie Lasanta Dew Review 38:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Call-in Line: (216) 800-5923 Email us! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
52:18
May 27, 2019
My Favorite Movie with Zach Hollingsworth, Have a Shot of Freedom
Bob and Brad sit down with Zach Hollingsworth, founder of Have a Shot of Freedom, and sip on their delicious straight bourbon while talking about Zach's unexpected favorite movie, 1986's An American Tail. You can find Freedom Whiskey on a shelf near you by using the store locator on their website. Consider supporting this awesome veteran-owned-and-operated business while enjoying a great bourbon. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
13:19
May 23, 2019
To Kill a Mockingbird / Tullamore Dew
Bob and Brad take on To Kill a Mockingbird, discussing whether it holds up in 2019, as well as whether director Robert Mulligan was up to the task of adapting the Great American Novel. Also, child actors. SO MANY CHILD ACTORS. Meanwhile, they sip on Tullamore Dew, the world's second-most-popular Irish whiskey. Brad loves it. Like, LOVES it. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 29:40 - Tullamore Dew Review 37:08 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
49:53
May 20, 2019
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford / Old Overholt Rye
Bob and Brad have very different opinions on 2007's cult favorite The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Like, really, really different. They agree on the quality star Brad Pitt's performance, and that's about it. Luckily, they have Producer Eric in studio to help them sort out their thoughts on the podcast's first rye whiskey, the classic Old Overholt. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:30 - Old Overholt Review 35:31 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
51:11
May 13, 2019
Green Book / Heaven Hill Green Label
Bob and Brad take on the controversial Best Picture winner Green Book and discuss its entertainment value, the differences between Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali's acting approaches, and the accusations of it being a "Magical Negro" or "White Savior" film. In between all this, they sip on Heaven Hill 6-Year, a legitimate "value" bourbon that absolutely blows them away. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 27:45 - Heaven Hill Green Label Review 37:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
51:54
May 6, 2019
Iron Man / George Dickel No. 12
With the release of the 22nd MCU film, Bob and Brad decide to return to where it all started: 2008's Iron Man. They discuss whether it holds up eleven years removed from its release, as well as its problematic treatment of female characters, the messy second half, and Jeff Bridges as the Kool-Aid Man. Meanwhile, they sample their first Tennessee whiskey with the variety's second-leading brand, the popular George Dickel. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 23:32 - George Dickel 12 Review 30:45 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
48:31
April 29, 2019
My Favorite Movie with Mark Morrison, Minglewood Distilling
Bob and Brad continue their tour of local distilleries and their CEOs to talk about making whiskey and the joy of a favorite movie. Today's guest is Mark Morrison of Minglewood Distilling in Wooster, OH. Mark talks about what it means to make his company "local" in every sense of the word before introducing his favorite film, The Shawshank Redemption. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
17:06
April 25, 2019
The Tree of Life / Glenmorangie 10
Bob and Brad take on Terrence Malick's 2011 art-house epic The Tree of Life and debate what the heck is going on with the dinosaurs, among other things. They discuss the role of the biblical book of Job and the film's similarities to John Steinbeck's East of Eden. Meanwhile, they return to the world of scotch whisky with a true classic, the ever-popular Glenmorangie 10-year. Spoiler alert: the guys like Scotch now. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 26:40 - Glenmorangie 10-year Review 36:00 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
52:34
April 22, 2019
Some Like It Hot / Maker's 46
Bob and Brad take on Billy Wilder's 1959 farce "Some Like it Hot," including a long detour into its notoriously troubled shoot. They also discuss the merits of Marilyn Monroe's performance and the many people responsible for her downward spiral during production of this film. Then, they try Maker's 46, a high-price bourbon that may not be as worthy as its lower-price brother. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 22:32 - Maker's 46 Review 30:10 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
50:48
April 15, 2019
The Aviator / Canadian Club Classic 12
Bob and Brad are already onto their second Scorsese film, 2004's The Aviator. Both of the guys feel like it's Scorsese's unsung masterpiece, and both bemoan the fact that start Leonardo DiCaprio lost out on Best Actor in what may be his best performance. Meanwhile, they sip on a new type of whiskey for the show: Canadian. They've selected the $21 Canadian Club Classic 12 Year, a fan favorite and an easy drinker, to be sure. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 30:33 - Canadian Club Classic 12 Review 37:15 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
52:38
April 8, 2019
Million Dollar Baby / Monkey Shoulder
The guys are joined this week by Jen Lowers, a PhD student at Kent State University whose research deals with reading alternative texts, including film. She brings her expertise to bear on Clint Eastwood's 2004 opus Million Dollar Baby. The gang offers opinions on whether Paul Haggis' script is worthy or awful, the challenges of being the only female in a male-dominated film, and the muddiness of Eastwood's morals. All the while, your hosts are sipping on the very first Scotch to be reviewed on the show: Monkey Shoulder, a delicious blended bottle. 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 25:35 - Monkey Shoulder Review 36:45 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
58:05
April 1, 2019
My Favorite Movie with Tom Lix, Cleveland Whiskey
In this special bonus series, Bob and Brad sit down with local distilleries and their CEOs to talk the distilling process, the products each offers, and the pure joy of a favorite movie. Our first guest is Tom Lix, CEO of Cleveland Whiskey. Tom's company is famous in the industry for its technology, which allows it to produce a whiskey with the character of an aged spirit in a matter of days. Tom discusses the line of Cleveland Whiskey products before introducing his two favorite films: All is Lost and Quigley Down Under. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
17:29
March 28, 2019
Inglourious Basterds / Basil Hayden's
Bob and Brad are joined once again by Jordan McCain, this time to discuss their issues with 2009's "Inglourious Basterds." Meanwhile, they find an even more problematic whiskey to sip: Jim Beam's run of Basil Hayden's, which Brad describes as having "notes of 'meh.'". 0:00 - Intro and Initial Thoughts 26:30 - Basil Hayden's Review 32:50 - Analysis and Final Thoughts Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simion and espectral
47:16
March 25, 2019
An American in Paris / Evan Williams White Label
Bob and Brad take on their first musical , the 1951 MGM classic "An American in Paris." They discuss Gene Kelly as choreographer (but maybe not a great guy), Vincente Minelli as great director, and the themes of sadness and homoeroticism that may or may not be present. Meanwhile, they're drinking Evan Williams White Label, a bottled-in-bond bourbon sure to make you feel every bit of its 50% alcohol content. Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes begin in March. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simon and espectral
44:11
March 18, 2019
12 Angry Men / Very Old Barton 80 Proof
Bob and Brad are joined by guest host Jordan McCain to discuss 1957's 12 Angry Men, its impact on the American film landscape, and the questions it raises about democracy, objectivity and the criminal justice system. They'll drink an inexpensive bourbon--Very Old Barton 80-proof--and compare it to last week's entry, Benchmark No. 8. Leave us a voicemail at our new call-in line: (216) 800-5923. Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday Sound effects via Daniel Simon and espectral
50:45
March 11, 2019
Goodfellas / Benchmark No 8
Bob and Brad debate the 1990 film "Goodfellas," including director Martin Scorsese's intent in making the film and whether he was successful in communicating it. They also try to "set the bar" by sipping on low-cost whiskey Benchmark No. 8, which receives...middling reviews.
49:48
March 4, 2019
Film & Whiskey Spot
00:34
February 1, 2019