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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.

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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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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@filmwhiskey

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English

Contact:

(216) 800-5923


Episodes

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial / Laphroaig 10

9/23/2019
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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...

Duration:00:57:04

Top Fives: Football Movies

9/19/2019
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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...

Duration:00:35:06

The Shawshank Redemption / Chivas Regal 12

9/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:53

Fight Club / Johnnie Walker Black

9/9/2019
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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...

Duration:01:08:03

West Side Story / Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12

9/2/2019
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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...

Duration:01:03:06

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre / Four Roses

8/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:25

Top Fives: Animated Vocal Performances

8/22/2019
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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 &...

Duration:00:27:48

Catch Me If You Can / Bulleit Rye

8/19/2019
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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...

Duration:00:57:00

My Favorite Movie with Corky Taylor, Kentucky Peerless Distilling

8/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:16:02

On the Waterfront / Gentleman Jack

8/12/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:56

My Favorite Movie with David Mandell, Bardstown Bourbon Company

8/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:23:45

Amadeus / Redbreast 12 (with Bonus Interview)

8/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:53:52

My Favorite Movie with Jay Erisman, New Riff Distilling

8/1/2019
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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

Duration:00:23:44

(500) Days of Summer / Heaven Hill White Label

7/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:28

Bonus Blind Tasting, Ep. 1

7/25/2019
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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"...

Duration:00:22:16

Pulp Fiction / Weller Antique

7/22/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:16

The Lion King / Henry McKenna Single Barrel

7/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:55:15

Singin' in the Rain / Weller Special Reserve

7/8/2019
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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]***(https://radiopublic.com/film-whiskey-G7Vgjk/ep/s1!879b7), 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...

Duration:00:49:42

Top Fives: Best Comedies of the 21st Century

7/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:29:14

Cinderella Man / Ancient Ancient Age

7/1/2019
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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...

Duration:00:49:19