Nationally recognized battle rapper Real Deal stops by the studio to chat with Ed and Day about how he came to be one of Pittsburgh’s most notorious battle rappers. A natural ambassador for the battle rap scene, Real Deal matches wits with the Drinking Partners as he teaches them the history (and secret language) behind the genre. For those who might be unfamiliar with battle rap, which is rapidly growing in popularity, the interview will be an enjoyable lesson, peppered with amusing anecdotes and interesting stories, perhaps most notably Real Deal’s appearance on BET. A thought-provoking hour with a rising star.
On a quaint (according to Day Bracey) street in Carnegie, the Drinking Partners join Apis Meadery owner Dave Cerminara and art director Joe Deck for a large sampling of their honey-sweetened mead. With a large, live crowd in attendance, the group discusses the process behind brewing mead, the amusing art that makes the space unique, and how Apis is currently the only meadery in the Pittsburgh area. Flavored with ingredients like passion fruit and rose petals, Apis’s mead might seem heavenly, but Ed and Day soon discover the devilish effects of its high alcohol content. The conversation is explanatory and enjoyable, and never dull, especially once Ed begins sipping from an “elephant tusk” goblet.
Emmy-nominated Rick Sebak, a folksy, beloved, documentary filmmaker, and perhaps the voice of Pittsburgh, joins Ed and Day live at Black Forge Coffee House, as the trio enjoys a keg from Hitchhiker Brewing. Pittsburgh-raised, Mr. Sebak returned to work for WQED and has spent years exploring the city extensively. Listeners will laugh and learn as they listen to Ed and Day alternate between the irreverent and appropriate during the interview. All bets are off once Mr. Sebak pulls a bottle of French cognac from his satchel. The drinks flow, laughter ensues, and the result is an extremely entertaining hour with one of Pittsburgh’s finest.
The women of Cak Dessert Lounge, Brianna Jackson and Shanon Williams, join Ed and Day, and the conversation swiftly showcases a unique male/female dynamic. Much of the interview focuses on the connection between food and relationships, and the importance of integrating business with community. In typical Drinking Partners fashion, the talk turns from informative to amusing as the foursome debates the difference between men and women.
We talk women in hip-hop, parenting, & keys to local success with the Mom of Pittsburgh hip-hop, Dr. Dr.HollyHood!!
This week, the crew heads to Reclamation Brewing in Butler, Pa for an evening full of beer and conversation. Reclamation is all about the community, serving Butler with delicious brew and food. Ed and Day drink their first nitro beer on the podcast, learn how some hops sound like stripper names, and get into the history of the IPA.
Renaissance man, photographer, and home brewer, Chris Rolinson joins Drinking Partners to talk about human responses and influences of fermentation and bee
This week, we're live from Spirit w/ romance novelist Chloe Barlow and bar manager Ryam Firkle.
T-Robe & Sereny hang out at the Epicast studios for a special Super Bowl episode. Talks of modern day racism, stand up comedy, and a how much of an idiot Donald Trump is are fueled by bottles of Victory Brewing Beer, oh and Terrelle Pryor checks in to give us a super bowl prediction.
This week, Ya Jagoff (Yajagoff.com) joins the crew to drinking Otter Creek, talk about terrible parking, and attempt to define the word "Jagoff".
Jake Bier and Zach Ingoldsby plan to open the War Streets Brewery early 2016 on the first floor of the historic Firehouse at 1416 Arch Street. Jake sits with Ed and Day to talk about brewing at 19 years old, cornering the hop market, and
LIVE from Hitchhiker Brewing. Head brewer and co-owner Andy Kwiatkowski join Ed and Day along with stand up comedian Alex Stypula for a round of drinks and laughs.
Bek Hlavach a mother, chef, and owner of Sweet Peaches in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. This week, Bek joins the crew to share her spiked eggnog and to talk about what it takes to run a business.
The crew heads to Full Pint Brewing in North Versailles to check out the brewery and sip brew as fresh as it gets. This time we bring a special guest, Ray Zawodni along for the ride. This week, Partners dive deep into beer, make fun of Day for having a VHS player with "Training Day" on constant rotation, and touch how Ed was able to talk himself out of arrest over the weekend.
Ed and Day take a trip to the Mayor's Office to sit down with Bill Peduto for a very special 50th episode celebration.
This week, Mayor John Fetterman joins The Drinking Partners with Asa Foster live from Brew Gentlemen to talk about the hustle to create youth-oriented programs, revitalize his town, and attract artists and other "creatives" to the community.
Update: Fetterman entered the race for Senate in mid-September.
Support his grassroots campaign here: https://johnfetterman.com/
Pittsburgh rockers Wine & Spirit join the crew at Black Forge Coffee House. This week, we get into Ed's hangover, how to feel out crowds while performing, and sip on an imperial pale ale from Crooked Current, RI
Drinking Partners are live from Hop Farm Brewing Company for Jimmy Johnson's episode 48.Matt Gouwens joins the partners to talk local beer, free hugs, and a whole ton about deviled eggs.
We head to Pittsburgh's Strip District to talk with Tim russel, owner and head distiller of Maggie's Farm Rum. Maggie's Farm Rum is a independent distillery with a focus on creating high quality rum. The partners sat down at the beautiful bar and discussed small business, liquor law, and why the focus on rum.
Cafe Con Leche connects Latinos and builds community, a social innovator that provides consulting services, plans events and produces Latino media. This week, we trade coquito and conversation.
Baron Batch is a Pittsburgh-based American artist, entrepreneur and former American football running back who retired from the NFL in 2013. The Partners stopped by Studio A.M. to talk inspiration, drink some craft beer and sample some of the amazing food they are doing for brunch.
We stopped by Voodoo Brewing in Homestead, Pa to talk with Jake Voelker about his amazing Voodoo beer, getting a food truck off the ground, the craft beer entrepreneur scene in Pittsburgh, and the repurposing and remodeling of a historical fire house into the amazing trippy brew pub it is now.
Lee Terbosic, Magician/Comic/Entertainer, and 2015 Magician of the Year sits down with Mike Watters from Troegs and The Drinking Partners to sip the fresh stuff with the crew's most go-to brewery.
We talk craft brew stories, being entertainers, and get into a bit of "Bitch Gettin Advice"
This is a full crossover episode with Does This Hold Up and Drinking Partners! We talk about Above The Law, Beer, and how to get your wife in the mood. These guys are amazing. Follow @Partnerspod and @doesthisholdup on everything. Epicastnetwork.com