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Maurice LaMarche is a legendary voiceover artist who has voiced The Brain in "Animaniacs" as well as its spin-off "Pinky and the Brain," Big Bob in "Hey Arnold!" and numerous characters in "Futurama." He also voiced Egon Spengler in "The Real Ghostbusters" and Alec Baldwin in "Team America: World Police." Maurice busts out all the greatest hits for…
 
For the first show of the brand spanking new year that is 2023, Dan journeys back east for a sold-out gig at The Stand Comedy Club in New York City. He's joined on stage by a dynamite panel of comedic all-stars that includes Krystyna Hutchinson, Colum Tyrell, Tim Butterly and Joe Derosa. Special appearance by the inimitable Whisky Pete, brand god f…
 
In this "we'll do it live!" episode, Dan is joined by his old pal Dave Neal, host of the hit YouTube channel "The Dave Neal Show" and the daily podcast "Bachelor Rush Hour," one of the nation's most downloaded entertainment news podcasts. Topics include Bachelor Nation (duh!), Dan's ex-girlfriend, Dan wanting to move on from said ex with Dave's wif…
 
They say never meet your heroes for they'll inevitably let you down. Well this episode — in which Dan's heart fills with joy as he chats up Rick Nielsen of the legendary rock band Cheap Trick — belies that ol' bromide. Not only did Rick not disappoint with tales of rock n' roll fantasies, he brought along some delicious ROCK'N Vodka too. Also on th…
 
Named after an iconic Los Angeles eatery, the Brown Derby is a light and refreshing combination of bourbon, grapefruit and honey. In the time it takes to sing "Hooray for Hollywood!" Dan reveals all about the drink's origin, proper preparation and historical significance. And there's a joke. There's always a joke. Learn more about your ad choices. …
 
On this, the 199th episode of WWD, Dan is joined by the legendary Randy Ullom, head winemaker at the iconic American winery Kendall-Jackson. KJ is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and Randy is celebrating his 29th harvest with the team. The winery’s flagship wine, the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, has been America’s favorite Chardonnay s…
 
Dan chats up Alberto Navarro, Maestro Tequilero for Loco Tequila, the first Terruño tequila from the El Arenal region of Jalisco. Alberto is also the author of the Larousse del Tequila book, called “the Tequila Bible” by industry media, and awarded “Best Spirits Book in the World” at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2017. Also on the show, Bra…
 
Dan and special guest co-host Una Green chat up legendary comedian Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling, best known for his 17-year run on "The Howard Stern Show." Topics of discussion include smoking pot, making records, the Stern Show (duh!), Meghan McCain, Jackie's love of swimming naked in Long Island Sound, the Cannes Film Festival, Joey Reynolds an…
 
Dan chats with Dustin Poirier, pound for pound one of the toughest UFC fighters to ever step into the ring. Dustin is also a brand ambassador and part owner of one of Dan's go-to non-alcoholic liquids, HOP WTR. Also on the show, Dan takes issue with Applebee's using an ACDC classic in a commercial for chicken wings, debuts a new segment called "Dri…
 
Dan went to Denver to host The WhiskyX, and while a mile high chatted with country music star Paul Cauthen. Hear it here. Also on the show, author Brian Freedman, whose just-released book "Crushed: How a Changing Climate Is Altering the Way We Drink" is for anyone who is interested in the ways in which our dramatically shifting natural environment …
 
Dan chats up Piers Adam and Gordon Smart, co-founders of Copper Dog whiskey. Not only do they make great Scotch, the Copper Dog folks go above and beyond to help dogs in shelters worldwide find forever homes. Also on the show are Neal Bodenheimer and Emily Timberlake, authors of the forthcoming book, "Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em." O…
 
Dan is joined by Luke Barr of Austria's NEFT Vodka. Luke is a bar star who's worked for a variety of notable establishments across the country including the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beso and Taste on Melrose in Los Angeles, along with the Four Seasons in Aspen and San Francisco, and Katy Trail Ice House and the Adolphus in Dallas, Texas. They talk a…
 
Dan is joined by Bruce Russell, scion of one of the world's great whiskey-making dynasties. In addition to being the heart and soul of Wild Turkey and Russell's Reserve, Bruce's dad Eddie and his grandad Jimmy are members of the Bourbon Hall of Fame, and it's likely Bruce will wind up being similarly lauded someday as well. Also on the show, we rev…
 
We're thrilled to welcome fashion icon, NYT best-selling author and queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese. In what may well be the most sprawling and delightfully random conversation in the show's history, Dan and Dita discuss, among other things, her new gin brand, Sweet Gwendoline, dating apps, strip clubs, crank phone calls, Dita's love of beer bre…
 
South of the border, where the sun burns with legit fury, the cold crisp easy-to-make Paloma is the perfect balm against the oppressive heat. The word paloma is Spanish for “dove,” and nobody seems to know for sure why this particular drink got this particular name. Dan's got an idea though. Tune in to hear that, and most everything else you ought …
 
Chris Carpenter is the head winemaker for several world-class Napa Valley wineries including Cardinale, Lakoya, Mt. Brave and La Jota. And during NorCal's "off-season" he plies his trade on the other side of the world at Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard in South Australia's Mclaren Vale. In short (cue "Karate Kid" soundtrack) he's the best around...…
 
When is a martini not a martini? When it’s garnished with an onion. Then it’s a Gibson, one of the rare times in the cocktail kingdom where the garnish calls the shots. In the time it takes to stream "Lost in Your Eyes" — the greatest song ever recorded by a Gibson — Dan gives ya the goods on this beloved cocktail classic... along with some bonus i…
 
JT Van Zandt is a renowned fishing guide from South Texas, son of the legendary singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, host of Yeti's "Drifting" podcast, musician, boat builder and owner of Epic Western Cocktails, a brand of premium RTD Ranch Water made with 100% blue agave tequila sourced from a small distillery in the highlands of Jalisco. JT and Da…
 
You know him from the long-running FX series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and the didn't-run-long-enough series "AP Bio," but what you might not know is that Glenn Howerton made a brief but memorable cameo in one of Dan's favorite scary movies, "The Strangers." This gets discussed herein. As does Glenn's wildly popular podcast, his deliciou…
 
The dog days of summer are upon us, all the more reason to take a deep dive into the coolest of the cool drinks. And that's exactly what Dan does on this episode, with the help of world renowned bar-stars Ivy Mix, Bad Birdy, Simon Ford and H. Joseph Ehrmann. One of the drinks on the list is the Mai Tai. Tune in to find out what other libations made…
 
After a 4-year layoff, Dan recently made a triumphant return to America's highest profile drinks festival, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. On this jam-packed episode, he and WWD's Official Roving Correspondent Brad Japhe recount the highlights from their wild week in the Big Easy, including meeting up and slurping Dos Hombres mezcal with acti…
 
Dan is joined by his old pal Camper English, a sensational drinks writer who's covered the craft cocktail renaissance for more than fifteen years, contributing to publications around the world, including Popular Science, Saveur, Details, Whisky Advocate, and Drinks International. Camper's new book, "DOCTORS AND DISTILLERS: The Remarkable Medicinal …
 
Recorded live at Townhouse, the oldest of the old school bars, located on Windward Avenue beneath the beaming bulbs of the famed Venice sign in sunny SoCal. Joining Dan for a lively roundtable discussion (and some Rabbit Hole bourbon) are comedians Jeff Dye and Kim Congdon, along with former "Three Sheets" and "Drinking Made Easy" host Zane Lamprey…
 
Two great recurring guests that go great together! Dan welcomes back celebrated actor/WWD's Official East Coast Cohost, Colin Donnell, along with Joe Beatrice, founder of Barrell Craft Spirits. They drink a lot of whiskey. They talk a lot of whiskey. And by the end of the show, it becomes apparent that Dan drinking whiskey at the tail end of a week…
 
Longtime UFC announcer Bruce Buffer recently launched a knockout bourbon called Puncher's Chance. On this episode, Bruce and Dan share some whiskey and exchange some fightin' words... in the friendliest way, of course. Also on the program, Dan's guide to 48 hours of eating and drinking in San Diego, and we check in with our roving correspondent Bra…
 
Kentucky's New Riff is one of Dan's favorite "mom & pop shop" distillers, and on this episode he gets into the weeds of whiskey and gin-making with New Riff co-founder Jay Erisman, who's one of the most knowledgable chaps in the booze biz. So if you've ever wondered what chill filtration is, or how sour mash works in the production of bourbon and r…
 
He's starred in films and TV shows such as "Fargo," "Boogie Nights" and "Shameless," and he's also a partner in one of the best damn craft distilleries in America, Woody Creek. Ya, that's William H. Macy, and he's THE MAN. Check out Bill and Dan as they kick it in the Hollywood Hills with some delicious Woody Creek bourbon and gin. This one's an in…
 
In the time it takes to rock out to the classic Beatles hit "Revolution," Dan reveals all about the most revolutionary of classic cocktails, the Cuba Libre, which also goes by the less mellifluous name “rum and Coke.” It is one of the most popular drinks in the world, thanks to the relentless marketing efforts of the Bacardi company and wide availa…
 
We welcome back our returning champions, "Somebody Feed Phil" host Phil Rosenthal and Emmy-winning writer-comedian Tom Caltabiano. What we're drinking is three fabulous expressions from Michter's — Sour Mash Whiskey, Unblended American Whiskey and Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Dan is joined by the leader of brand advocacy at Bacardi USA and former star of “The Cocktail Kings” on DISCOVERY Channel, Colin Asare-Appiah. Colin is the co-author (along with Tamika Hall) of a new book called "Black Mixcellence: A Comprehensive Guide to Black Mixology" (Kingston Imperial), which takes the reader on a deep dive into the significa…
 
Dan ventures to The WhiskyX festival at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY, and chats up a host of liquor-ified luminaries including Taylor Goldsmith, frontman of the band Dawes (and hubby to Mandy Moore). Also on the show, Robert Ferrara of Pernod Ricard talks whiskey aged on the open seas, Jonathan Wingo of West Virginia's own Smooth Ambler Distillery…
 
We're kickin' it live again at the Stand Comedy Club in Manhattan in front of a sold-out crowd. Our panel is an all-star comedy lineup — Maddy Smith, Lil Sasquatch, Francis Ellis and our ol' pal Justin Silver (and Dan, of course). What we're drinking is Rabbit Hole Bourbon, and what we're doing is bringing the ribald yukkity-yuks. Strap in... it's …
 
Dan's guest is one of the best basketball players of all time, NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen. The main topic of discussion is the recently launched bourbon, DIGITS, a partnership between Pippen and legendary winemaker turned whiskey master Dave Phinney. Oh, and Dan and Scottie talk plenty of hoops as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
Dan welcomes the founders of Nocking Point Wines, actor Stephen Amell ("Arrow," "Heels") and Andrew Harding. Based in Walla Walla, WA, Nocking Point offers an array of different wine varietals created by some of the biggest names in showbiz, like Jason Momoa, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. Also on the show, Lindsay Perry of Murphy-Goode Winery's "A…
 
You've likely seen him featured in the hit Netflix docu-series "Bad Vegan," but did you know Joey Repice is also the guy behind one of the finest hot sauce brands in America? Well, you know now, bubba! On this episode we talk Joey's Hot Sauce, we talk "Bad Vegan," we talk about taking care of our planet... and we talk about all that like two goomba…
 
This brief bonus episode’s featured cocktail has a name that strikes fear into the heart of the living. But the Zombie is actually made with lots of sweet and inviting ingredients such as fresh lime juice, Falernum, grenadine, rum, mint and more. Surprisingly, though, the recipe does not call for cranberries... or does it... Learn more about your a…
 
On the 6-year anniversary of the release of his award-winning tome "American Wino: A Tale of Reds, Whites and One Man's Blues," Dan takes a stroll down memory lane. In addition to offering up everything you could ever want or need to know about Muscadine wine, he reads an excerpt from the book, reveals its origin and drops a few hints about a poten…
 
After a spirited rant regarding the correct way to refer to one's pets AND another installment of our wildly popular new feature "What'll It Be" (this one featuring Bryan Cranston), Dan gives the skinny on some of the best booze and booze-related products on the market this Spring — from tequila to beer to whiskey-scented body wash, along with a te…
 
Among the many vintage gems found in “Professor” Jerry Thomas’s illustrated Bar-Tender’s Guide of 1862, is a drink that originated in New Orleans called a Brandy Crusta. The recipe called for cognac, lemon juice, orange liqueur, and several types of bitters, served in a glass with a sugar “crust” (hence the name). Somewhere down the line, the Brand…
 
Dan is joined by Albert Hammond Jr., guitarist for The Strokes, a band that spearheaded a revival of 1960s-style garage rock in the early 21st century and continues making amazing music today. Albert is also the founder of an ultra-premium wine seltzer brand called Jetway. Plus, the debut of a segment called "What'll it Be," this one featuring Mr. …
 
For the third time since the pandemic began (and feigned being over) we return to The Stand Comedy Club in Manhattan for a riotously funny live panel in front of a sold-out crowd. Hopefully the third time is a charm re: Covid finally leaving us alone. Guests include comedians Joe DeRosa, Justin Silver, Natalie Cuomo and Sean Patton. What we're drin…
 
All hail the Manhattan! This classic cocktail named for NY’s most celebrated borough is, like the place, full of complexity, and definitely not for the faint of heart. But once you’ve come around to it, no other libation will ever move you in quite the same way. In about the time it takes to get through the Holland Tunnel (non-rush hour), Dan tells…
 
Dan chats up one of his favorite actors, Scoot McNairy. Scoot is known for stealing scenes in such films as Argo, Killing Them Softly, 12 Years a Slave, Gone Girl, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. On TV, he’s starred in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, True Detective, Narcos: Mexico, and the Netflix western miniseries Godless... he’s also partnere…
 
In this, the 166th installment of America's favorite boozy podcast, Dan is joined by two of America's booze treasures — the former host of "Booze Traveler" Jack Maxwell, and Joe Beatrice, founder of Barrell Craft Spirits. And have we mentioned the word "booze" enough yet? Well, just in case... booze, booze, booze. Lively banter flows like rye whisk…
 
Comedian Brad Williams is back, with a big announcement about something no other comedian has ever done before... until now! Brad and Dan chatty-chat about all sorts of stuff, from the joys of Irish whiskey to the best comedians working today. Also on the show, the founders of Egan's Irish Whiskey, Jonny Egan and John Ralph, talk booze history, the…
 
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