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Whiskey Business is a podcast not so much about whiskey, as it is one WITH whiskey. Comedian and influencer, Dino Tripodis, discusses topics from A to Z while sharing a pour of whiskey with his guests. Join the Whiskey Business team for enlightening and entertaining conversations over a “good pour".


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Whiskey Business is a podcast not so much about whiskey, as it is one WITH whiskey. Comedian and influencer, Dino Tripodis, discusses topics from A to Z while sharing a pour of whiskey with his guests. Join the Whiskey Business team for enlightening and entertaining conversations over a “good pour".




The Premise: Dan Sebree vs Ian Miller

Whiskey Business is thrilled to bring back THE PREMISE! Our live comedy/game show/podcast, where two comedic talents are handed a “premise“ the night of the show and then have 20 minutes to write 5 minutes of material which they will then perform. Also included in the evening is a guest comic, conversation and lots of unpredictable fun! At the end of the evening the audience will determine who “Nailed The Premise.” On this episode it’s Dan Sebree going up against Ian Miller in the Premise Competition and our guest comic is Mike Larsen. Enjoy and we’ll see you next time on THE PREMISE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Magnolia Spirits: “I Do So Love Magnolia In The Spring”

While that may sound like something you would say while sitting on the front porch in the South, it was instead a tasting of some mighty fine whiskey from Ed Carey and Magnolia Spirits. The former real estate developer, Ed took his love of the sweet, brown liquor and made it his own with currently three blended products which are smooth, rich in flavor and sure to please the most discriminate whiskey drinker. We sampled a wheated bourbon, a rye and a barrel proof whiskey. Each seemingly as good as the other, though we all had a favorite. Ed’s philosophy is simple. Bottle some good whiskey and share it with good friends. Mission accomplished on this week’s Whiskey Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Hard to believe it’s been a year already, but Whiskey Business had its Annual Oscar Podcast with George Wolf and Hope Madden from The Screening Room Podcast to determine who will Oscar gold. While it seems that Everything, Everywhere looks like a slam dunk and may carry the night, the conversation did drift to some potential upsets and dug even deeper into what makes an Oscar nominated picture or performance a “winner.” No matter which way it goes on Oscar night THIS years annual podcast is definitely a lock, so check it out before you fill out those ballots for your Oscar party. “And the winner is…Whiskey Business!” Eh…we can dream. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


James Hagerty: Yeah, I’m Dead, But Read How I Lived

James Hagerty, author of the new book, YOURS TRULY, A Guide To Writing Life Stories, joined Whiskey Business and left us with a lesson: you don’t have to be famous to leave your story behind. Having written 900 plus obituaries for the Wall Street Journal, James takes his gift and shares the stories of how people lived rather than dwell on the loss of their departure from this world. It made for an introspective night of questions, self awareness and the reminder that we only die once, but we “live” for much longer and how we lived is what people should remember. YOURS TRULY was selected by the Washington Post as one of ten noteworthy books published last December and is available on Amazon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Senator Bill Demora: Don’t Call Me Senator…I’m Still Bill

Like the plot of a classic Frank Capra movie, a frequent guest on Whiskey Business returned to the podcast with for a different reason. Our friend, Bill Demora, aka The World’s Most Superstitious Buckeye Fan sat down with us this time as the now Honorable William P. Demora, Ohio Senator. Find out how this all happened and while honored to have the elected position why our friend wants everyone to know “he’s still, Bill.” Referring to himself as “the accidental Senator” it’s a position he’s humbled to have and does not take lightly. His passion for the job is evident and the commitment is real. Don’t worry, he’s not leaving his beloved Buckeyes behind. But now Ohio State has a #1 fan in the Ohio Senate, and that passion for what happens on the field may now be channeled to the Senate floor as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


James Canepa: OH!…LQ!

Jim Canepa, the Superintendent of Ohio Liquor Control, once again joined Whiskey Business for an overdue visit to talk about where things are at with liquor in Ohio and I’m pleased to say our glass remains full and then some. A job that was supposed to last 6 weeks for Jim when initially asked to “fix” a few things for the state, has fortunately become a permanent position and Ohio is better for it. Ranking 4th behind much larger states like California, Texas, and Florida, Ohio continues to step up its game. The visit with Jim is always informative but always fun as he also brought some whiskeys that were NOT bourbons that bourbon lovers would most likely embrace in a big way. (I could drink a water glass full of one of them. That’s how smooth and tasty one of them was.) So enjoy this latest podcast with The Boss of Ohio Booze. Learn, laugh, and look forward to Ohio continuing to be a player in libations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


How To Get Out Of A DUI Part 2: Over the Limit

OVER THE LIMIT(what you should know about breathalyzer machines and getting pulled over for drunk driving) Whiskey Business kicked off the year with guest “Super Lawyer” Jon Saia and his vast knowledge of OVI laws and the technology of the breathalyzer machines that amazingly can work for AND against you. EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T had a drop of alcohol! Everyone metabolizes alcohol differently. Dino had 7 shots of Jack Daniel’s and blew under the limit. John Whitney nursed a drink and a half and almost blew OVER the limit. Greg Hansberry, who is doing a Dry January, ate 2 pieces of Wonder Bread and still registered on the machine. How? Why? What?!!!! The fascinating information is in this first podcast of the year with the big takeaway message being, DON’T DRIVE DRUNK. But..if you’re a “I’m fine, I got this” drinker then listen or watch this podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


God Rest Ye, Drunken Gentlemen. 2022 Whiskey Business Christmas Show.

The punch was spiked. The guests were spirited. The mood was festive and another Christmas Show on Whiskey Business “wrecked” the halls. With guests from Christmas’ past and present, the future of Whiskey Business looks bright. Ok. I think I’m out of puns. Enjoy this end of year podcast and we’ll see you with the “next bottle” in 2023! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Scott Morris: Take Me Down To Comic Town

Whiskey Business got their freak and geek on (proud card carrying members) and enjoyed a visit with Scott Morris from Comic Town. They got into what’s hot, what’s not and what might be hot in the future. And let’s not forget the Whiskey Business rabbit holes…We went down a few of those as well discussing how comics reflect American History and the impact of comics through the years, and why I identify with The Batman. Oh, and sadly we found out that Hansberry’s Crack’d comics are worth less than what he paid for them. Not every book can be HULK #181. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Henry Allen: There’s No Business Like Joke Business

Comedian Henry Allen joined Whiskey Business to talk about the current biz of comedy. Henry started doing standup when he was 17 years old and now being the wily veteran at 30, he had some interesting and funny views about where comedy was when he started and where it is now; what’s funny, what’s taboo and how the politically correct chains may be loosening a bit. As is always the case on Whiskey Business, we go down a few rabbit holes as well. All of it accompanied by a bottle of Bardstown Fusion #5. Enjoy and as always thanks for listening and watching on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Whiskey Business 2022 Halloween Special: Spooky Boozness

Whiskey Business got a jump on Halloween with a live audience at 451 SPIRITS and our first LIVE Halloween Special. Yes, we’ve had “spooky” guests in the past during the month of October, but this was the first time we’ve done it with a studio audience. Enjoy Hope Madden and George Wolf talking about their soon-to-be seen movie, OBSTACLE CORPSE. Stay riveted with E.R. Buckright, sharing tales of ghostly phenomenon from his new book, HAUNTED CEMETERIES OF OHIO. We wrap it up chatting with Jesse Hubbard, author and bartender extraordinary who made a special concoction for the evening and Chad Kessler of 451 Spirits as we enjoyed his BONE SHAKER whiskey throughout the night. The show was great, the audience was fantastic and the night exceeded expectations. Also…big thanks to GATTO’S PIZZA for supplying the all the pies! Scary good stuff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Bret Adams: Lawyers Are A**holes? (He said it. Not us.)

Attorney Bret Adams and host of the podcast, Lawyers Are A**holes, joined Whiskey Business for a “spirited” chat about the problems with the legal system, being a sports agent and actually “buying a town” in order to help south eastern Ohio become a bourbon trail of its own. A bottle of Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Rye loosened the chat up a little with hopefully nothing said that could be “used against us.” Bret will most likely return as we just scratched the surface this time out, but until that return occurs enjoy the “good pours and good conversations.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Jeff Gage: It Sounded Like A Good Idea At The Time

Whiskey Business went “dry” for only the second time in our history of podcasting, tossing a nod to those giving Sober September a shot and accommodating our guest, Jeff Gage who’s made a decision to stop drinking as well. Good, hot coffee was served and provided the opportunity to discuss those times when drinking didn’t turn out so well. We’ve all been there. There was humor in the stories but also lessons in the mix as well. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and see where you’ve been with booze and more importantly where you are. Hindsight CAN BE 20/20, but only if you able to see it. Enjoy a sobering Whiskey Business and take care of yourselves. We’ll be back with another good pour and conversation in the days to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Peter Jon Ross: Social Media Monster

The Internet can be a helpful and wonderful place. But it can also serve as a platform for wicked and destructive deeds as well. Peter Jon Ross, independent filmmaker, joined Whiskey Business to talk about his festival award winning documentary, SOCIAL MEDIA MONSTER. A still in-play-as-we-speak journey of an ongoing battle with an Internet Troll who’s wreaked his own personal havoc on Peter and countless others and continues to do so. It’s a fascinating story that will make you think twice before you “click” on something and maybe give you pause before you “send” something in return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coyote Peterson: Brave Whiskiness

Ok. We’re taking some liberties with the title of this week’s podcast, but not with our guest, Coyote Peterson. The YouTube phenom and creator of Brave Wilderness graced us with an an amazing podcast that traced the roots of his success, the future of his wilderness enterprise and a few stops in between which include becoming crocodile snacks, Big Foot, the REAL dangers of his work and how what he does is so much more than just being bitten or stung by some bug, spider or creature. And if everything goes to plan, Coyote may actually be taking Dino down a path that will force the Whiskey Business host to face a huge fear and phobia. We’ll see. Enjoy. And stay tuned…This adventure is just beginning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Jesse Hubbard & Chad Kessler: The Do RUM RUM, The Do RUM RUM

Whiskey Business took a libation detour to focus on an upcoming “rum” release concocted by two gentlemen who know their spirits well: Chad Kessler of 451 Spirits and author and award winning bartender, Jesse Hubbard. Chad who we affectionately refer to as the “mad scientist of distillers” in Columbus, Ohio joined forces with Jesse to create a new coffee infused rum that will delight any and all rum enthusiasts. The story of how RAG & BONE came to its fruition and how two friends put it all together gives a whole new meaning to “demon rum.” Check out this entertaining and thought provoking podcast that’s all about following your “muse” be it written, played, or in this case, eventually bottled and poured. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Mat Franklin: You Never Forget Your First…

You Never Forget Your First…Your first tattoo, that is. This week Whiskey Business went to TAT FRANKLIN and Dino got his first tattoo at 63 years of age and the whole procedure and conversation is on this podcast in real time, accompanied by a bottle of Master Distiller #1 from Jack Daniel’s (after I signed the paperwork granting permission.) Granted, Dino’s first tattoo wasn’t too elaborate or too intricate but it was appropriate: the molecular formula for whiskey. Mat picked out a cool manual typewriter font as well and Dino collects manual typewriters, so there was a lot of serendipity going on with this procedure. Give a listen or better yet- a view on YouTube and watch the whole thing unfold. Get answers to questions you may have. Hear some outlandish tattoo stories, and watch Mat Franklin, a true master of his craft take you through it all. Many thanks to Mat and his wife, Liz and Tat Franklin. They say tattoos are like potato chips and you can’t have just one. That may be true. Dino is already thinking of the next one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Jeff Svoboda: The Blue Jackets Is My Beat.

Columbus Blue Jackets beat reporter, Jeff Svoboda joined Whiskey Business to talk hockey, hope and “here we go again”as the NHL Draft and Free Agency has commenced. The late breaking news before we started talking was the acquisition of Johnny Hockey! Johnny Gaudreau is now a Blue Jacket and we talked about the impact that could have on the franchise. And we talked…about the Browns, football in general, hot streaks, cold streaks and enjoyed some Evan Williams Small Batch in the process. Grab your stick. Hit the ice. (In this case I mean ice cubes) And enjoy this installment of Whiskey Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Whiskey Business: The OFFER We Could NOT Refuse

Whiskey Business consisting of Dino Tripodis, Greg Hansberry and John Whitney, voluntarily went down their own rabbit hole this week talking about the Paramount Plus limited series THE OFFER. It’s the 50th anniversary of the film The Godfather and The Offer tells the story about how one of the greatest films in history almost did not get made at all. The boys separated the fact from the fiction, indulged in their favorite performances, and even attempted some bad impressions of famed producer, Robert Evans. The Offer is Godfather candy and we ate it up. Enjoy what we enjoyed and check the series out for yourself if you haven’t done so already. “Do it, booby. Trust me. It’s Grade A,” said the bad Robert Evans impersonator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Pete Wagner: “Bonded. Jack Bonded.” (Insert Bond theme here)

Whiskey Business enjoyed another visit from Pete “Whiskey Pete” Wagner, Ambassador for Brown Forman, as we talked about and tasted the first two NEW expressions from Jack Daniel’s in 25 years. And they’re here to stay! Two great bottles: Jack Daniel’s Bonded and Jack Daniels Triple Mash are a couple of 100 proof future favorites for Jack fans and anybody who likes whiskey. Pete, of course was funny and informative and hinted (but could not confirm) some other future Jack news that we’ll just have to wait and see about. In the meantime, pick up these reasonably priced bottles and pour a glass or four while enjoying this latest installment of Whiskey Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices