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Lather Talk - A Wet Shaving Podcast

Lather Talk - A Wet Shaving Podcast

By Lather Talk
Shaving doesn't need to be an inconvenience anymore, it can actually be enjoyable, meditative or even a hobby! Take a deep dive into the world of wet shaving with hosts Jon Hsieh and Gerard Gustillo, where we'll be discussing razors, shaving brushes, artisan shave soaps, aftershaves and more.
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Lather Talk S02E18 - The Thirsty Badger
Hey everyone, thanks for tuning into the Lather Talk podcast. Our guest this week is Jared Francais of The Thirsty Badger, a wet shaving blog and artisan of shaveware such as bowls, mugs and soakers. We have a chat with Jared and get to pick his brain as both an artisan and as a fellow wet shaving enthusiast. The Thirsty Badger Website: https://www.thirstybadger.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thirstybadgerca/ Shaving Fragrance Homages: https://www.thirstybadger.ca/shaving-fragrance-homage/ ------------------------------------- LATHER TALK Website: http://www.lathertalk.com Discord: https://discord.gg/3TSsChVhT6 FOLLOW JON  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
39:07
June 4, 2021
Lather Talk S02E17 - Matt Pisarcik | Razor Emporium | Rex Supply Co
Hey everyone, thanks for tuning into the Lather Talk podcast. You might know our guest this week from his work in restoring vintage razors, or from his YouTube channel. Our guest for this week is none other than Matt Pisarcik of the Razor Emporium and Rex Supply Company! We’ll talk about the beginning of his journey into wet shaving, what razors are set to be released from Rex Supply, and much more! Also just a head’s up that Matt was joining us from a local pub, so you may hear some additional background noise in the audio this week. We do apologize for that but are certain you’re going to be interested in our conversation with Matt! 18:04 What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the wet shaving space you've seen? 23:24 How has the pandemic affected business this past year? 35:09 How many razors do you have in your personal collection? 45:54 Can you speak to the delays and communications issues as far razor services go with Razor Emporium? 1:04:47 What are some things we have to look forward to this year from Rex Supply Co? 1:12:23 How did your YouTube show “I’d Lather Be Shaving” with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements' Douglas Smyth come about? Razor Emporium Website: https://www.razoremporium.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RazorEmporium Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/razoremporium/ Rex Supply Co. Website: https://www.rexsupplyco.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rexsupply/ I'd Lather Be Shaving https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv3quWHkQ2hPGpYRUp7gpng Join the conversation on the Lather Talk Discord server: https://discord.gg/3TSsChVhT6 ------------------------------------- FOLLOW JON  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:23:04
April 29, 2021
Lather Talk S02E16 - Blackland Razors Era
Hey guys, thanks for tuning into the Lather Talk podcast. We have a really exciting episode for you today as Gerard and I once again talk to Shane from Blackland razors, and he’s giving us the scoop on his newest razor, the Era! The kicker here though is how this razor is made, which is a brilliant bit of innovation. Keep on listening to find out more! Blackland Razors https://www.blacklandrazors.com/ 3DEO https://www.3deo.co/ Lather Talk Website http://www.lathertalk.com Join the conversation on the Lather Talk Discord server: https://discord.gg/3TSsChVhT6 ------------------------------------- FOLLOW JON https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ FOLLOW GERARD https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves
01:09:06
April 15, 2021
Lather Talk S02E15 - Declaration Grooming
Our guest for this episode is Scott Stewart of Declaration Grooming. We had a fun and very candid conversation and got to chat about his tenuous relationship with email, our mutual love of video games, and even some hot topics like flipping and the copying of shapes amongst brush makers. Declaration Grooming https://www.declarationgrooming.com/ Lather Talk Website http://www.lathertalk.com Join the conversation on the Lather Talk Discord server: https://discord.gg/3TSsChVhT6 ------------------------------------- FOLLOW JON https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ FOLLOW GERARD https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves
01:15:46
March 25, 2021
Lather Talk S02E14 - A Chat with the Boys
In this episode, Gerard and I have a casual chat with our good friend Ross aka nova_shaves. We talk about our mutual love of the Blackland Blackbird Ti razor, whether this past year was the year of the post shave and touch upon the overall state of the wet shaving hobby. Ross https://www.instagram.com/nova_shaves/ Lather Talk Website http://www.lathertalk.com Join the conversation on the Lather Talk Discord server: https://discord.gg/3TSsChVhT6 ------------------------------------- FOLLOW JON https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ FOLLOW GERARD https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves
01:04:54
March 9, 2021
Lather Talk S02E13 - House of Mammoth
In this episode of Lather Talk, we talk to Ben Esposito of House of Mammoth! We’ll talk about how Ben got started as an artisan, dealing with drama from scarcity of his product, and how he came to partner with Chicago Grooming Company to help with production and fulfillment. House of Mammoth Website: https://houseofmammoth.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/house.of.mammoth/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! Join the conversation on the Lather Talk Discord server: https://discord.gg/EwwhGe3B ------------------------------------- FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:07:18
February 23, 2021
Lather Talk S02E12 - Jack from The Virtual Groom Room
Our guest for this episode is wet shaving content creator Jack Martin Daniels of the Virtual Groom Room! We talk about how Jack got started on YouTube, how he came to work at Karve and much more! Jack from The Virtual Groom Room YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuYIewxljuq_1GsKQ8Hpg0w Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevirtualgroomroom/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk​ for a full list of available platforms! FOLLOW JON  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog​ FOLLOW GERARD  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:06:20
February 9, 2021
Lather Talk S02E11 - Blackland
In this episode of Lather Talk, we talk to Shane Swartzlander of Blackland Razors. We’ll talk about how Shane got into razor making, some of the challenges he’s faced since starting the company, as well as what’s coming out from Blackland in the year ahead. Also, we were recently ranked #1 on Feedspot's "Top 10 Shaving Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" - https://blog.feedspot.com/shaving_podcasts/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! BLACKLAND Website: https://www.blacklandrazors.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blacklandrazors/ FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:18:41
January 26, 2021
Lather Talk S02E10 - All About Razors
Happy New Year from the hosts of Lather Talk! Jon and Gerard do some catch up and a lot of this episode revolves around the topic of RAZORS. We also answer a slew of listener questions that were so kindly submitted back in December.  Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms!  FOLLOW JON  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:24:01
January 12, 2021
Lather Talk S02E09 - BBS Live
Lather Talk S02E09 - BBS Live In this episode of Lather Talk, Jon chats up Nate and Mel from BBS Live, a bi-weekly live show on Instagram! We'll talk about how Nate and Mel first met as well as their recent collaboration with Zingari Man for their very own soap named "The Duo." BBS Live https://www.instagram.com/bbs.live/ Melly Mel Shaves https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFMkE9PQZTcKrD5TTb3uxhw Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
43:57
December 1, 2020
Lather Talk S02E08 - What Happened to the Shave Soap Tier List?
Lather Talk S02E08 - What Happened to the Shave Soap Tier List? In this episode of Lather Talk, Jon and Gerard discuss some recent releases including the launch of Seaforth from previous guest Spearhead Shaving! Also, in lieu of a full on shaving soap tier list, we are starting a regular segment where we share three artisan shave soaps we are enjoying at the moment that might be flying under your radar. Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
41:34
October 27, 2020
Lather Talk S02E07 - mantic59 of Sharpologist.com
In this episode of Lather Talk, we talk to Mark Herro aka mantic59, founder and creator of Sharpologist.com! Mark shares some insight in where he thinks the industry is going, upcoming plans for Sharpologist, and share some of his favorite pieces of gear as well. mantic59 Web: https://sharpologist.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mantic59 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mantic59 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mantic59/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
51:52
September 15, 2020
Lather Talk S02E06 - Moon Soaps
Lather Talk S02E06 - Moon Soaps In this episode we talk to Melody and Zach of Moon Soaps! MOON SOAPS Web: https://www.moonsoaps.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moonsoaps831/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
44:25
September 1, 2020
Lather Talk S02E05 - Stirling Soap Company
Lather Talk S02E05 - Stirling Soap Company 00:42 - Congratulations on the new baby! 10:32 - How are things coming along with the coffee roastery? 25:17 - What are your thoughts on Stirling being considered a “value brand”? 31:14 - Have there been any products you’ve developed that you decided NOT to release? 34:42 - Fragheads are the worst 36:49 - Developing a stainless steel razor 44:24 - The importance of quality control In this episode we talk to Rod Lovan of Stirling Soap Company! Tune in to hear about the addition of a new baby to the family, how things are going with their new coffee roastery, and the twists and turns of bringing a new razor to market. STIRLING SOAP COMPANY Web: https://www.stirlingsoap.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stirlingsoap/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
56:12
August 18, 2020
Lather Talk S02E04 - IAMCDB
Lather Talk Podcast S02E04 - IAMCDB 00:48 - Why did you first start a YouTube channel on traditional shaving? 07:10 - What advice would you have a for a new or aspiring person who wants to start a shaving-related YouTube channel? 09:49 - How would you describe your journey thus far since you've started your YouTube channel? 24:34 - Do you have any "Holy Grail" shaving items you're looking to add to your collection? 30:47 - Would you say that technique is everything? 41:20 - As content creators, are we too close to artisans these days? On today's episode of Lather Talk, we have special guest Christopher David Bailey, aka IAMCDB, traditional shaving personality and YouTuber!  IAMCDB - http://www.iamcdb.com Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
50:58
August 4, 2020
Lather Talk S02E03 - Oaken Lab
Lather Talk Podcast S02E03 - Oaken Lab 01:49 - What other artisan products did you try on your recent visit to the US? 12:23 - Soap making and ingredient sourcing 18:06 - Art background I recently had the chance to speak with Chris Kerrigan, owner and artisan behind Oaken Lab recently on behalf of West Coast Shaving. Chris was up for chatting with me for the podcast as well, so here we are! We talk about his recent trip home to the US, how he develops scents and soaps, and how is background in art all contribute to the Oaken Lab brand! OAKEN LAB Web: https://oakenlab.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oakenlab/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider!  Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
24:48
July 28, 2020
Lather Talk S02E02 - Spearhead Shaving Company
Lather Talk S02E02 - Spearhead Shaving Company TIME CODES 00:37 - What is your "desert island shave" set up? 02:28 - How did you get started into wet shaving? 06:09 - How did the vision for the Spearhead Shaving soap come about? 10:00 - Announcing the return of the Seaforth brand! 15:51 - How has Covid impacted business plans? 17:42 - What is the significance of the Seaforth name to you? In this episode we talk to Dennis, the owner and artisan behind Spearhead Shaving Company. Tune in to learn more about how he started wet shaving, why he started his company and how he will be bringing the classic "Seaforth!" brand back to life! SPEARHEAD SHAVING COMPANY Web: https://spearheadshaving.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spearheadshaving/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardsh... Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
27:07
July 14, 2020
Lather Talk S02E01 - We're Back!
Lather Talk S02E01 - We're Back! TIME CODES 00:00 - Intro 06:14 - Going Forward 09:35 - Wet Shaving & Perfume Collaborations, Zarahoff Signature 16:06 - Getting into Fragrances, Decants 18:42 - Noble Otter Rawr, How do we share our love of wet shaving with our kids? Time to shake off the dust and talk about some wet shaving! We talk about what we’ve been into in between seasons, talk about a few new and upcoming releases, the rise of artisan soap and perfume collaborations, and round it out with how we share our love of wet shaving with our kids. Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Check our website https://anchor.fm/lathertalk for a full list of available platforms! CONTACT Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
24:24
June 30, 2020
Lather Talk BONUS EPISODE - Interview w. Peter Charkalis (Ariana & Evans, Shaving Shop & The Club)
Today we are bringing you a BONUS episode before Season 2 kicks into action. This episode is taken from an interview Jon did with Peter Charkalis of Ariana & Evans, The Shaving Shop and The Club for his Latherhog YouTube channel. Peter is making some of the most talked about wet shaving products on the market today, we hope you'll enjoy the conversation and get to know this artisan and vendor a little better. You can find Peter's products here: Ariana & Evans  https://aegrooming.com/    The Shaving Shop & The Club  https://shavingshopclub.com/ CONTACT LATHER TALK Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms) Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk  FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog  FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves  Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
46:21
May 19, 2020
Lather Talk #018 – Great Expectations
In today’s episode, we are closing out our first season by taking a quick look back at previous episodes, place our first soaps on the Lather Talk Shave Soap Tier List, and talk about what’s coming up in the future for season two.   Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider!  Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms)  CONTACT LATHER TALK  Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk  FOLLOW JON  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog  FOLLOW GERARD  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves  Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard  
51:27
March 31, 2020
Lather Talk #017 – All In (w. Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements)
Lather Talk #017: On today’s show, we have special guests Douglas Smythe and Fran Towle, the faces behind Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements! We’ll discuss how the couple transitioned Phoenix Shaving from a part-time project to full-time and the challenges associated with running your own business. We’ll also get some insight from the couple, who have been in the wet shaving game since 2012, about how to get more people into traditional wet shaving.  Douglas Smythe is known for his larger-than-life personality and has largely been the face of PAA, whether on YouTube, podcasts, or marketing materials, however in this interview, we had the pleasure of getting to know his partner Fran Towle, who has only done a handful of interviews and has largely worked behind the scenes.  One thing to note is that news of the Coronavirus was just starting to emerge at the time of this interview, so while we do talk a little bit about the Big Shave S’West event, the meet-up was postponed shortly just days after the interview. I hope you enjoy the episode!  Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Website: https://phoenixartisanaccoutrements.com/ |Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phoenix_shaving/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HTGAM/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms) CONTACT LATHER TALK Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk  FOLLOW JON Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog  FOLLOW GERARD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:06:27
March 24, 2020
Lather Talk #016 – The Secret Ingredient is Cheese (w. Wholly Kaw)
Lather Talk #016: Welcome to Lather Talk, a wet shaving podcast. In today’s episode, we have special guest Sri Ram, the man behind Wholly Kaw, maker of shaving goods, skincare products and more. Sri and I talk about how his interest in cooking lead to some interesting developments in soap making and touch upon the topic of skincare and how it plays a role in the future of the company. Unfortunately, my regular co-host Gerard couldn’t make it this episode due to scheduling conflicts. I hope you enjoy the episode! NOTE: Take a look at the donkey milk and buffalo milk cheeses Sri creates which in turn provides the whey protein he needs for each soap base: https://imgur.com/a/dKrpnUP Wholly Kaw https://whollykaw.com/ Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider!  Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms)  Join the conversation: Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk  Find Jon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog  Find Gerard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:05:32
March 17, 2020
Lather Talk #015 - So You Want to Start a Soap Company? (w. Highland Springs Soap Co.)
Lather Talk #015: Hey guys, welcome back to another episode of the Lather Talk Podcast. This episode, Gerard and I are bringing you an interview with Mary and Chris Troniak of Highland Springs Soap Company who are based in Cranbrook, British Columbia in Canada. We’ll talk about some of the challenges that they’ve faced since starting their artisan soap and skincare journey, soap base formulations, fragrance, and what we can expect to see in the future. Highland Springs Soap Co. Website: https://highlandspringssoap.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highlandspringssoap/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highlandspringssoap Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms) Join the conversation: Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk Find Jon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog Find Gerard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
50:21
March 10, 2020
Lather Talk #014 - The Ethics of Flipping
Lather Talk #014: It’s been awhile since Jon and Gerard had an episode to tackle a topic so this week we’ll be discussing the ethics of flipping or the reselling of an item at a considerable mark up. What are the effects of flipping on the wet shaving community? How does it affect the artisans? Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider!  Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms)  Join the conversation: Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: fb.me/lathertalkpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk  Find Jon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog  Find Gerard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
32:22
March 3, 2020
Lather Talk #013 – The Olfactory Experience (w. Will Carius of Barrister and Mann & Berceuse Parfum)
Lather Talk #013: This week our guest is Will Carius of Barrister and Mann and the recently launched Berceuse Parfum. We’ll take a deep dive into how Berceuse Parfum and the first scent in the line, Allegretto 7.2 (designed by Antonio Gardoni) came to be, as well as explore the artistry of perfumery and how it intersects with other artforms. We wrap up the interview with some discussion of highlights from 2019 for Barrister and Mann and what we can look forward to in 2020. The musical piece that inspired Berceuse Parfum’s Allegretto 7.2 is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, 2nd movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgHxmAsINDk Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider! Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms) Reach us at: Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk Barrister and Mann Website: https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Berceuse Parfum Website: https://berceuseparfum.com/ Find Jon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog Find Gerard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:19:01
February 25, 2020
Lather Talk #012 – Replica Shaving Brushes (w. Heritage Collection Shaving)
Lather Talk #012: This week our guest is Neil Breed, founder of Heritage Collection Shaving. Specializing in providing replicas of vintage shaving brushes, we'll learn how Neil got into wet shaving and get a peak behind the curtain of going from a hobbyist to a business owner.  Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider!  Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms)  Reach us at:  Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk  Heritage Collection Shaving  Website: https://heritagecollectionshaving.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heritagecollectionshaving/  Find Jon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog  Find Gerard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves  Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
36:39
February 11, 2020
Lather Talk #011 - Acquisition Disorder (w. Try That Soap)
Lather Talk #011: This week we have a roundtable discussion on Acquisition Disorder, with special guests Alex, founder of TryThatSoap.com and returning guest and friend Ross from West Coast Shaving's The Daily Shave series.  It's a cycle you find in many hobbies: with great enthusiasm comes the desire to try as much as you can, whether it be soaps, brushes, razors, you name it. Alex, in part, created TryThatSoap.com to be a database that compiles artisan soaps and their scent profiles, and try to help wet shavers hone in on scents they are likely to enjoy, based upon their personal ratings.  Hopefully our discussion can help you, wherever you are on your own wet shaving journey!  Find Lather Talk on your favorite podcast provider!  Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk (Full list of available platforms)  Reach us at:  Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk  Find Alex:  Website: https://trythatsoap.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trythatsoap/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/trythatsoap  Find Ross:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nova_shaves/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/omCnaStYo  Find Jon: Email: latherhog@gmail.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog  Find Gerard:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves  Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
55:36
February 4, 2020
Lather Talk #010 - Brushception (w. Dogwood Handcrafts)
This week on Lather Talk, we’re bringing you PART 2 of our interview with Stephen Joiner of Dogwood Handcrafts. We’ll talk about how he got into brush making, made a video for YouTube that went viral, and he’ll tell us the origin of the inception brush. All of that and more! Making a "Jurassic Park" Style Mosquito Amber Egg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz1-y5C5vTw Making a Snowy Aurora Dragon Egg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w85WxoervL4 Inception Brush (Brushception) https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx54BSUnQXQ/ Find Lather Talk on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast provider!  Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk  Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk  Dogwood Handcrafts Email: stephen@dogwoodhandcrafts.com Website: https://dogwoodhandcrafts.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dogwoodhandcrafts YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/scjoiner Find Jon:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog  Find Gerard:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
31:50
January 28, 2020
Lather Talk #009 - I Want a Solid Gold Diamond-Studded Brush (w. Dogwood Handcrafts)
Lather Talk #009: Today we're talking with Stephen Joiner, brush maker and owner of Dogwood Handcrafts! In this first part (of 2) we are going in depth on a variety of materials used in brush making.   Examples of brush materials https://imgur.com/a/Gt23vT1  Find Lather Talk on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast provider!  Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk  Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk   Dogwood Handcrafts Email: stephen@dogwoodhandcrafts.com Website: https://dogwoodhandcrafts.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dogwoodhandcrafts/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/scjoiner  Find Jon:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog   Find Gerard:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves  Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
01:12:41
January 21, 2020
Lather Talk #008 - We'll do it LIVE
Lather Talk #008: Jon and Gerard went LIVE on Instagram last Thursday and things…didn’t go according to plan. However, we’re able to share some highlights from the session, which includes some Q&A as well as an amusing exchange of wetshaving HOT TAKES! Big thanks to everyone who was able to join us for the live video, we are definitely planning on doing this again and interacting with followers of the podcast. Find Lather Talk on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast provider! Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk Find Jon: Email: latherhog@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog Find Gerard: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
14:20
January 14, 2020
Lather Talk #007 - Feast With Our Eyes (w. Xicano Design)
Lather Talk #007: Happy New Year everyone! Today we are talking with Rafa from Xicano Design and how he got into wetshaving and graphic design. We’ll also discuss the role design plays in how we make wetshaving purchases. -Xicano Design’s first soap, Xocolatl: https://imgur.com/jcS7h6K -Xicano Design’s second soap, Dapper Man: https://imgur.com/YpKC8Ue -Group shot of various designs: https://imgur.com/gbky8Li Find Lather Talk on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast provider! Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk Xicano Design: https://www.instagram.com/xicano_design/ Find Jon: Email: latherhog@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog Find Gerard: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
56:13
January 7, 2020
Lather Talk #006 - Limited Editions, Small Batch & FOMO
Lather Talk #006: It's the last episode of 2019! Jon and Gerard discuss the their thoughts on Limited Edition and Small Batch soap releases, how FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) factors in, and make some wetshaving predictions for 2020! Episode Cover Credit: Blade and Lather Graphic Design (https://www.instagram.com/bladeandlather/) Find Lather Talk on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast provider! Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk Find Jon: Email: latherhog@gmail.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog Find Gerard: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
54:03
December 31, 2019
Lather Talk #005 - Declaration Grooming Brushes
Lather Talk #005: This is the second half of our conversation with friend and fellow WCS "The Daily Shave" host Ross on shaving brushes. In this episode we take a look at Declaration Grooming, which offers custom hand-tied badger brushes! We also talk a bit about the qualities of different badger brushes. Find Lather Talk on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast providers.  For a full list, check the link below: Website: https://anchor.fm/lathertalk Email: lathertalkpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathertalk Find Our Guest Ross: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nova_shaves/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/omCnaStYo Find Jon: Email: latherhog@gmail.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog Find Gerard: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
38:15
December 23, 2019
Lather Talk #004 - What Shave Brush Do You Use?
Lather Talk #004: We are joined by our friend and fellow WCS "The Daily Shave" host Ross to talk about shaving brushes. Time Codes: 1. 00:47 - Brush Journeys & Preferences 2. 15:52 - Face Lather or Bowl Lather? 3. 20:52 - Outro Find Our Guest Ross: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nova_shaves/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/omCnaStYo Find Jon: E-mail: latherhog@gmail.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog Find Gerard: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard
21:52
December 17, 2019
Lather Talk #003 - Premium vs. Budget Soaps
Lather Talk #003: Continuing the conversation from last episode, Jon and Gerard discuss premium versus budget shave soaps. Time Codes: 1. 00:39 - Premium vs. Budget Shave Soaps 2. 11:20 - The Role of Packaging & Design 3. 18:22 - Where is the Sweet Spot for Price Find Gerard: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard  Find Jon: E-mail: latherhog@gmail.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog
34:57
December 13, 2019
Lather Talk #002 - A Wealth of Soap Bases | The Shave Soap Tier List
Lather Talk Episode #002: Jon and Gerard talk about the wealth of premium soap bases currently available from artisan soap makers. They also discuss a different method to measure the performance of different shave soaps: The Shave Soap Tier List! Time Codes: 1. 00:00 - New Artisan Soap Bases 2. 10:05 - The Shave Soap Tier List 3. 16:52 - How Does Scent Factor Into the Success of a Soap? Find Gerard: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard  Find Jon: E-mail: latherhog@gmail.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog
27:19
December 12, 2019
Lather Talk #001 - Introduction | New Safety Razor From Gillette
Lather Talk #001: In the premiere episode of Lather Talk, Jon and Gerard share how they each got into wetshaving and discuss the recent release of the Gillette Heritage-Inspired Safety Razor on Amazon.com. Time Codes: 1. 00:00 - Intro & How We Got Into Wetshaving 2. 07:12 - Gillette Heritage-Inspired Safety Razor 3. 21:08 - Pricing Tiers for Razors | Budget vs. Premium Razors 4. 28:20 - Wrap Up Find Gerard on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heygerardshaves/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsgerard  Find Jon on:  E-mail: latherhog@gmail.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latherhog/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Latherhog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/latherhog
31:05
December 5, 2019