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Remeasured Life Begins In Two Weeks

We’re counting down to November 6th! As we recently unveiled during episode #300 of the Charlie Tonic Hour, that is the date when Season 1 of Ginny Tonic’s new podcast launches. The Remeasured Life is a weekly podcast (airing each Monday over 9 weeks) for those who know that changing your life...

Syndicated Radio Tonic

We are very excited to announce that earlier this evening, the Charlie Tonic Hour made its DEBUT as a radio syndicated show! Radio Artifact is the new independent radio station created by Urban Artifact and we’re thrilled to join their growing cast of shows each week and be a part of this new source...

Finding My Tribe

I cannot understate the need for “tribe” in life. Here the word tribe symbolizes an emotion kinship for me that just fits the word. It represents people coming together in mix of friendship and family banding together side-by-side. These people are not just seeking a goal but looking out for...

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...

Let’s Talk Privacy (Revisited)

Yesterday’s Charlie Tonic Hour was a particularly fun episode and if you listen, I think you will see how that rings through. During the hour, Ginny Tonic and I get into a discussion of Google Glass that led to a further exploration of privacy in the modern (and quickly technologically evolving) world. Back...

Dutch’s Bar, Bottle Shop, & Larder

  After hearing many good things about Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop from both our beer friends and from our foodie friends, Charlie and I decided to finally stop by for dinner and a beer last Friday night. It was quite an experience and took some getting used to but in the end I was so impressed...

Azur Restaurant & Patio

On Episode 63 of The Charlie Tonic Hour, Charlie and I spent a good deal of time raving about a hamburger that is just possibly the best one we’ve ever had. In fact it led to a discussion of flavors, social class, and life experiences that led us far beyond a quick review of a restaurant and it was...

Why I Hate Hating Hipsters

If you listened to Episode 62 you would hear Charlie and I discussing the currently oh so common pastime of hating hipsters and how annoying I find it. Blogs, books, t-shirts, and even Che Guevara all proclaim their deep and abiding hatred of hipsters. But what exactly is a hipster? Hipsters seem to be the...

Worst Sex Advice Ever?

This week on Episode 59 Charlie and I laugh over a collection of the worst sex advice from Cosmo magazine. The discussion goes from silly to gross to serious and back to silly again while we wonder who on earth gets paid to come up with this stuff. Of course we are not the first team of journalists to have...

Know Your Whiskey

  From The Bearings Guide comes this handy and aesthetically pleasing  graphic to help you better understand the different branches of that wonderful tree known as whiskey. The Bearings Guide describes itself as a guide to help the modern gentleman navigate life. I had not heard of this site until this...

Exercise and Humor in the Jazz Age

For those of you who have not yet given up on your New Year’s Resolution to get in shape, today I offer a little inspiration and advice. The Antics of Arabella was brought my attention by Rebecca Onion’s blog on Slate: The Vault. This blog offers up some delightful memento of history, such as a...

Equal Education Unequal Pay

    This week on Episode 55 of the The Charlie Tonic Hour, Charlie and I discuss fact that women still tend to make less money than men for working similar jobs with similar education. And this despite the fact women are increasingly out numbering men in higher education, as well as getting higher GPAs...

Secret Pop Culture Crushes

Since so many of its articles involve random scientific facts, pop culture references, and immature sexual innuendo it’s no surprise that the writers of Cracked are a frequent source of inspiration to Charlie and me. This week I read an article called 6 Pop Culture Icons Nobody Admits They Were...

What Was Your Favorite TV Show Growing Up?

There is a fun little website called Proust that helps you build your own autobiography by asking interesting questions and letting you answer, add pictures and share with friends. I thought it would be a fun thing to take some of those questions and answer them with you here from time to time. This is the...

Changing What You Eat: Food Rules

I have a long history of tinkering with myself. I became a vegetarian and animal rights activist around the age of 11 and then around 16 I gave up trying to change the world and had a cheeseburger. Since then I’ve gone through periods of eating meat and not, eating organic and not, eating local and...
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