recent from Ginny's Articles Ginny Tonic Takes on Tequila
I got a very in depth education on tequila in the past week so I thought I would write up how it came to pass and give the listeners a better understanding of how I go about getting my spirits knowledge. It all started with a bottle that arrived in the mail. Tequila Corralejo had asked Bourbon & Banter...
recent from Charlie's Articles A Comic Origin For The Preacher On AMC
I have been a fan of the Preacher comic series since it debuted with the very promising cover (pictured right) back in 1995. Now that the series has debuted on AMC, we’ll be discussing the pilot on Episode #231 of the Charlie Tonic Hour. As a lead into that episode, I thought it would be an...
recent from Music Growing Up A Prince Kid
There are few artists whose passing has brought a tear to my eye, but I will confess that Prince is one. Just past midnight on the day we all learned he was gone, I found myself surfing social media trying to get to sleep. As I sat and read what everyone was saying, I was moved but the stories and feeling...
recent from Culture Sports Ball Anyone?
So I find myself considering opening day today as the Cincinnati Reds are preparing to take the field and Major League Baseball kicks off for 2015. In all honesty, it’s been years since this kind of thing even came close to my radar. During that time, I could barely tell you what season of sport we were in...

Episode #231 – Ginny Takes A Leap (Plus Preacher)

Episode #231: Ginny Takes A Leap (Plus Preacher) (Download | 1 hour, 2 minutes | iTunes | RSS) This week Ginny and Charlie both get a chance to talk about their passions. Ginny tells the story of the epic beer and bourbon tour she led with Tonic Tours before revealing a big life change that is finally happening. Then Charlie takes the lead in discussing the new AMC show...

A Comic Origin For The Preacher On AMC

I have been a fan of the Preacher comic series since it debuted with the very promising cover (pictured right) back in 1995. Now that the series has debuted on AMC, we’ll be discussing the pilot on Episode #231 of the Charlie Tonic Hour. As a lead into that episode, I thought it would be an interesting extra to share a past review I penned of issue #1 of the series....

Episode #230 – The Mommy Time Fallacy

Episode #230: The Mommy Time Fallacy (Download | 50 minutes | iTunes | RSS) We’re back with a full show containing all the expected segments! We have stories from the week that was filled with new pubs, humor and adventure. For the main segment, Ginny and Charlie discuss the myth of “mommy time”. For Bottoms Up, our old friend vodka makes a rare appearance...

Episode #229 – Now That Was A Tuesday

Episode #229: Now That Was A Tuesday (Download | 36 minutes | iTunes | RSS) This week the action (and adventures) build as the stories flow from good friends leaving us to a night of celebrations. Along the way, a bourbon is tasted and a classic 80s band is featured. We did so much this week, we almost didn’t make it to the show! Segment 1 (00:00:15) – Discourse...

Ginny Tonic Takes on Tequila

I got a very in depth education on tequila in the past week so I thought I would write up how it came to pass and give the listeners a better understanding of how I go about getting my spirits knowledge. It all started with a bottle that arrived in the mail. Tequila Corralejo had asked Bourbon & Banter to review their reposado tequila for Cinco de Mayo and I was only too...

Episode #228 – Overlook Lodge Geekery

Episode #228: Overlook Lodge Geekery (Download | 39 minutes | iTunes | RSS) This week’s episode may be a bit shorter but it’s still fully packed. We begin with old world fun, follow it up with a drag show and end in conversation at the Overlook Lodge. After a bit of storytelling, catch Charlie talking CompleteSet, comics, films and more in conversation with Jacob...

Episode #227 – In Celebration Of Prince

Episode #227: In Celebration Of Prince (Download | 1 hour, 18 minute | iTunes | RSS) Ginny and Charlie discuss a busy weekend that had not one but TWO trips to Dayton, and a foray into the mysterious lands of suburban Cincinnati. On Friday there was a trip to Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and Trinity Pub to see Tracy Walker perform. Saturday was Little Lebowski Fest in...

Growing Up A Prince Kid

There are few artists whose passing has brought a tear to my eye, but I will confess that Prince is one. Just past midnight on the day we all learned he was gone, I found myself surfing social media trying to get to sleep. As I sat and read what everyone was saying, I was moved but the stories and feeling of collective loss. His death had hit me hard through the day, but a...