TalkTales: "Cheaper Than Therapy" Bartender Advice Line

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TalkTales is a comedy podcast that explores stories from behind the bar and beyond. Every week your hosts, Shana and Adhel will interview a guest bartender and special characters. Tune in to hear all the crazy, amazing, and magical stories from the world of bartending!

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Welcome to the third episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions. Shana and Adhel are joined by the Beer Ghost himself, Max Reis. We get down to the real nitty gritty of this episode of Cheaper Than Therapy. Max is the beverage director of Gracias Madre, he is a mezcal guru and the mother mary of metal! He is a expert barman with bartender advice like nobodies business! Thanks to everyone who called in and all the great questions. Now go ahead, grab yourselves something to drink, sit back and let's go on a journey into the magical world of bartending. Shana, Adhel and anyone affiliated with TalkTales the Podcast and TalkTales Entertainment LLC are not licensed therapists or mental health experts. All callers call at their own will and TalkTales Entertainment llc holds no liability to any person who calls into TalkTales the Podcast. If your or anyone you know is having an emergency or need mental medical attention, call 911. National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving. talktalesthepodcast.com/classes

Sep 14

76 min

Welcome to the second episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions. Shana and Adhel are thrilled to bring on the infamous Chad Ellis, a veteran bartender and bar owner from Baltimore MD. Chad and Shana have been friends for many years. They hit it off right off that bat and Shana started working for Chad at his previous bar Spirits Tavern. Chad's spirit, passion and love for people is contagious and his experience in the hospitality industry makes him a bartender advice expert. Thanks to everyone who called in and all the great questions. Now go ahead, grab yourselves something to drink, sit back and let's go on a journey into the magical world of bartending. Shana, Adhel and anyone affiliated with TalkTales the Podcast and TalkTales Entertainment LLC are not licensed therapists or mental health experts. All callers call at their own will and TalkTales Entertainment llc holds no liability to any person who calls into TalkTales the Podcast. If your or anyone you know is having an emergency or need mental medical attention, call 911. National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Aug 28

66 min

Welcome to the first episode of cheaper than therapy! The free bartender call in advice show. Call (213) 465-0837‬ and leave us your questions. Shana and Adhel are very excited to launch the new TalkTales the podcast format. We had some audio technical difficulties due to our new virtual recording platform and we apologize for some wonky audio. It will never happen again! In celebration of this new launch, Team Tales invited the one and only Leandro Para Dimonriva on the show. Leandro is one of the master minds behind and in front of the camera of the popular YouTube series, The Educated Barfly. Leandro is also a Los Angeles veteran bartender and expert on pretty much all things cocktail. You can tune in and subscribe to The Educated Barfly by following this link. https://www.youtube.com/c/TheEducatedBarfly/featured Now go ahead, grab yourselves something to drink, sit back and let's go on a journey into the magical world of bartending. Shana and Adhel and any guests on TalkTales the podcast are not licensed therapist or psychologists. All callers call at their own will and TalkTales Entertainment llc holds no liability to any person who calls in to our show. If you or anyone you know is having an emergency or needs mental/medical attention, please call 911. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Aug 11

77 min

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many things in our daily lives, including our little DIY podcast. The TalkTales team refocused the podcast format. Since lock down our glorious bartenders can't join us in our studio anymore. Welcome to "Cheaper Than Therapy!" a bartender advice line. Do you miss your free bartender advice? Not anymore! Call in your questions to our hotline at 213-465-0837 and your voicemail will be featured on our weekly show!! Do it! What else are you doing? Call in today!

Aug 10

29 min

Shana has the honor to sit down and virtually interview one of LA's favorites, Daniel Djang. Daniel is the founder of the award-winning cocktail and spirits blog, Thirsty in LA. Daniel is also the co-founder of Art Beyond the Glass, the acclaimed series of festivals that showcases bartender artistry while raising funds for arts-based nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, ABTG has donated more than $210,000 to vital nonprofits across the country. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, ABTG recently launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support Los Angeles bartenders in need. Grab yourselves something to sip on and tune in to hear all about how ABTG came to be during this great interview with Daniel Djang. Contact and Follow Daniel at: Website: http://www.artbeyondtheglass.com/ thirstyinla.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/abtghq/ https://www.instagram.com/thirstyinla/ Twitter: @ThirstyInLA FB: facebook.com/thirstyinla TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jul 2

50 min

Guess who's back, who's back again! Boom our mixtress Adhel is back on the mic baby!!! Shana and Adhel get at it again 6ft apart but together!!!! We catch up on lost time and for the first time in TalkTales history, Shana interviews TalkTales very own Adhel Martinez! Adhel tells her story of how she started behind the bar at a beer and wine bar next to a full nude strip club! By listening, watching and help from friends Adhel moved into learning through all of the different paths of bartending. From high volume to craft cocktails Adhel has experienced it all. Dirtbags, strippers and bikinis... Tune in this week to hear her story!!! Go ahead and grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jun 24

75 min

Black Lives Matter! Shana finally gets back of the mic for this time traveling episode with Chris Menning the host of the podcast On The Back Bar and founder of Gastronomer Lifestyle. Shana and Chris in this collaborative episode had a blast talking about each others podcasts and creative projects. Chris lives in Bangkok, Thailand and he is the master of finding where to eat and drink all over the city. His website https://gastronomerlifestyle.com is a guide for anyone who wants to explore food, drink and travel in Thailand. After hearing about Chris and his projects, no doubt will you get the travel bug! Not only is Chris a Gastronomer guru, he is a world class bartender and shares his stories from behind the bar and beyond! Now grab yourselves something to sip on and lets go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. Tune into this TalkTales and On The Back Bar super group episode. On the Back Bar Listen Here! https://open.spotify.com/show/0v0QhMTAoAI6bGXxuiqJ3R https://podcasts.apple.com/th/podcast/on-the-back-bar-interviews-with-the-drink-experts/id1489429968?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9vbnRoZWJhY2tiYXIubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M= Watch Here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqxTKDdgmvEsiuqBG7ysTvQ?view_as=subscriber TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jun 13

56 min

Shana and Adhel in quarantine spirit interview the host of You're 86 Justyn Myers. You're 86 is a casual interview-style podcast focusing on how professional bartenders handle challenges and bad situations at their bars and in their careers. We cover topics such as: cutting off guests, handling violence or date rape situations, personal injury and more. The goal of the show is to help the bartender community learn and grow by bringing issues that are not often discussed to the forefront and sharing stories of how others have handled these challenges. We had such a blast chatting with Justyn make sure you check out his podcast find it here: Website: ​https://youre86.com iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/youre-86/id1454689 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=378354 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7DJDjYysVyFKGkT8pR8h4Z If you have the means please support the go fund me of Justyns bar during these tough times. https://www.gofundme.com/f/high-treason-employee-relief-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 Contact Justyn at: Justyn@youre86.com and follow him on social media https://www.instagram.com/youre86/ https://twitter.com/youre86 https://www.facebook.com/youre86/ Now sit back, relax and grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a journey into the magical and sometime crazy world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

May 11

40 min

This episode is brought to you by Scout & Cellar, Clean Crafted wines with no pesticides and chemical additives. Order great organic biodynamic wines at https://scoutandcellar.com/deannahaase. Shana and Adhel is spirit interview Brooks Frost, bartender extraordinaire from the garden district, New Orleans. We talk on this special remote recording about what it is like for a bartender in New Orleans. We hear stories about real expensive shots, some ding dong questions, Mardi Gras, and of course "the granny voice!" It was so great being able to chat with Brooks during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Having access to video chats and remote recording systems have brought us closer together with bartenders quite far away. Thank you Brooks for taking time to talk with us on TalkTales. Full apologies about the fuzzy audio. We are still working out some bugs recording remotely using zencastr. Everyone stay safe and.. go ahead, sit back, relax and grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Apr 29

58 min

This is the first episode recorded using Zencastr. Due to the covid-19 pandemic our team tales couldn't get together to record in studio. Marcos who lives in Jalisco joined Shana who lives in Los Angeles via the internet to record this awesome episode. We talk about all things La Dama tequila as well as the amazing Cantina Experimento. Marcos and his team has built an amazing foundation and learning space where young people who otherwise never had opportunity and schooling can come and learn in a fully functioning learning space to build the skills of hospitality, bars and restaurant. Tune in for his story of inspiration, passion and yes, Tequila! Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a journey into the magical world of La Dama Tequila! TalkTales is intended for a audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Apr 19

60 min

Shana and Adhel interview Luis Del Pozo, the bar director of Gracias Madre in Newport Beach. We talk about what it is to be a good manager and how to build an unbeatable bar team that turns into a bar family. We also hear stories about a large non tipper and what happens when the wife and mistress meet. Ever wanted to know what bartenders were thinking? Tune into our new segment "Bartender Thoughts" TalkTales Cocktail of the episode: A few pours of Mestiza Mezcal in a glass. It's that time, settle down, grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Apr 8

70 min

Shana and Adhel interview the founder of Maguey Spirits, Alejandro. What a treat it was to talk with Alejandro about these special mezcals from Durango, Mexico. We talk about the uncharted territory of Durango, we taste and talk through each special bottle and of course the donkey! Ohh, and there's Joel! He joins us on the mic! Thank you Alejandro and Maguey Spirits for coming on and supporting TalkTales the podcast! Go ahead and grab yourself some Maguey Spirits to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of Durango mezcals. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older, we promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Apr 1

58 min

Shana and Adhel interview the bourbon cowboy, Terry Bohlinger. Terry tells us everything about the new launch of the awesome bourbon Fistfull of Bourbon. A blend of five straight bourbons created with over 100 years of whiskey blending experience. Check out this new bourbon, launched in March 2020. Terry tells stories of his first experience bartending of learning by embarrassment, menu blunders, and a fear of hotdogs. Go ahead, settle in and grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a journey into the magical world of bartending. TalkTales Episode Cocktail: "Best on the Prairie" 2 oz Fistfull of Bourbon 2 oz Barley Water 3/4 oz wheat grass syrup .5 oz lemon juice Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice, strain over fresh ice, garnish with fresh strands of wheat grass. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older, we promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Mar 23

47 min

Shana and Adhel invite you to join us on this St. Paddy's Day episode!!! A 3 stories extravaganza.. a love display, a frequent flyer, and a lack of love that turned for the best. It ain't a St Paddy's special without our old friend the mischievous St Patty and "Pat." (played by Billy McCartney) Go ahead grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales Episode Cocktail Irish whiskey Green beer Green Jello Shots TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Mar 16

75 min

Shana and Adhel interview Dee Ann Quinones, Bruxo Mezcal's LA Brand Ambassador. We go on a storytelling trip learning about mezcal, tasting mezcal and sure enough we got Bruxo'd. Dee Ann share her stories about an snoozy situation and the team read a story about a air guitar submitted by a awesome fan over in New Orleans, Brooks! Thanks Brooks for emailing us and sharing your story on TalkTales! See you in NOLA! TalkTales Cocktail of the Episode: Bruxo 1 Bruxo 2 Bruxo 3 Bruxo 4 Bruxo 5 Bruxo X Yup... Go ahead, grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a journey into the magical and sometimes insane world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Mar 8

75 min

In this educational episode Shana, Matt and Adhel interview owner of Koch Mezcal, Carlos Moreno. We learn so much about Koch and deep dive into myths vs. the truths of mezcal. Tune into this amazing Mezcalisode!!!

Feb 28

49 min

Shana and Adhel say good bye and good luck to our amazing host and friend Matt as he moves on to pursue future endeavors. The girls are joined and honored to interview the amazing Tony Gonzales from District DTLA. We talk gadgets, we talk beginings, we talk BUBBLES, and we here stories about a purse thief that had a real bad day. We were so excited to be joined by our friend "Bloody Mary" (played by Billy McCartney) and "Salty Caesar" (also played by Billy McCartney) Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Feb 22

79 min

Shana, Matt and Adhel dive deep into the ocean of Gray Whale Gin, interviewing co-owner and distiller, Marsh Mokhtari. We learn the inspiration behind this unique gin and go on a VW van road trip exploring the gray whale migration path of the coast of California. https://www.graywhalegin.com/ TalkTales Cocktails 2oz Gray Whale Gin 1 oz Blanco Vermouth 4 dashes orange bitters Stir till cold, strain into coup or martini glass and garnish with an orange peel. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Feb 12

43 min

Shana and Adhel had the pleasure of interviewing the talented Inga Tantisalidchai from Oleo restaurant in Newport Beach. We talk about Inga's experience in the bar competition circuit, her advice with 19 years experience from behind the bar and what it's like having students belly up to your bar. The team is joined Stanley Pluto of Stanley Pluto's School For Ace Bar Champs. Mr. Pluto shares his coaching plan to get bartenders into a path of success in bartending competitions. This episode is brought to you by Licor 43 https://www.licor43.com/ Follow https://www.instagram.com/licor43usa/ on Instagram to find out about this years Licor 43 2020 Tiki Masters Competition, Monday May 18th at Lono Hollywood. Licor 43 Cocktail of the Episode: "Carajillo" 50 ml Licor 43 Original (1 part / 1¾oz) 1 hot espresso coffee Ice cubes Half fill your glass with ice cubes and pour Licor 43 over the top. Serve alongside the cup of hot espresso and, before drinking, pour the coffee over the liqueur and stir. Adhel's Cocktail of the Episode: "La Bronceada" 1 oz Fords Gin 1 oz Licor 43 .75 oz Fino Sherry .75 Lemon juice 3 slices grilled pineapple nutmeg Muddle pinapple, combine ingredients into shaker, shake the shit out of it. Dump into licor 43 glass or rocks glass. garnish grated nutmeg. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Feb 2

70 min

Shana and Adhel interview Steven Flores from Dama. We talk about industry dreams, the hustle of a lady and her daughter, some bathroom love affairs. Never a dull moment in the bar industry and we talk all the tales! We are joined by international barback himself, Jack Strong! Tune in to hear from the a world class barback! If you want to be a guest on TalkTales or have a story you want our team to share on TalkTales, visit our website at talktalesthepodcast.com/contact Its that time, settle it, grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jan 29

77 min

Team Tales talk tales with Author of "Estranged Behaviour: The Underbelly of Society" Tanita Ross-Cady. Tune in to hear her experiences with the strange from behind the bar and the infamous "Puppy Tongue." We meet with Will a master cocktail taster. He graces his pallet upon us and analyses Adhel's cocktail of the show. Boom Our Mixtress Cocktail Of the Show 1 oz brandy 1 oz tequila .5Lemon Olio saacrum .5clarified passion fruit juice Rinse of apple infused absinthe Combine ingredients, stir, serve over ice. Rinse glass with absinthe. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey in the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jan 10

79 min

Shana and Matt interview the creator of "The Bitter Life" Eliott Montero. He tells us all out his project about bringing people together by sharing bartender must do lists. We hear stories about being the brand ambassador of Montenegro and how the bartending community knows the real in's and out's of their cities. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Dec 2019

63 min

Shana and Matt finally get the chance to sit down with John "Duke" Mccaffrey. In this episode the team has a great time drinking some choice beverages, telling stories about bad customers and "Baby Jesus." The team is abruptly joined by their pal "Rip Weatherby" (played by Hunter Canedy)and his new friend "Ollie" (played by Nick Jimenez)and they share about their newest adventures! We sip on a delicious clarified Pina Colada made by our very own mixtress Adhel! Tune in to find out how she made it! It's that time, settle in, grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Dec 2019

73 min

In this Metal themed episode, Shana and Adhel interview Max Reis from Gracias Madre. We talk about Max's love and influence Metal has on his bartending career. We talk about his cocktail ideas and executions. A man who was on one with his bloody hands and we taste a sacrificial mezcal. The team is joined by the one and only "DJ Super Paranoid." and we try to cure his paranoia. Go ahead grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical and sometimes insane world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Nov 2019

104 min

Shana and Matt do a deep drive into the company Barmetrix. They interview owner, Arno Stemmer and "Sake Bomb" to learn more about how Barmetrix works for the world of hospitality. Tune in to learn more about Barmetrix and how it can help your company. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Oct 2019

59 min

Shana and Matt interview Ramsey Musk from the bar Ma'am Sir. The Team takes a deep dive conversation into a serious incident that happened at a local LA bar and Ramsey shares his stories from a customer with a rude-tude! Go ahead, grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending! TalkTales is intended for a audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Oct 2019

85 min

Matt and Shana interview Jeremy Allen from Mini Bar in Hollywood, CA. Jeremy reads directly from two plea letters written by two separate customers who had been permanently 86'd from Mini Bar. Tune into to hear what these kooks had to say! Go ahead, settle in, grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales in intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Sep 2019

88 min

Team Tales join in the fun at The Ordinarie once again for the crazy fun Babes Behind The Bar charity event. Shana, Matt and Adhel travel to Long Beach, CA and interview multiple bartending babes and hear stories about women in the bar industry. Thanks to Catalin for putting on such a great fun event and for such a great cause supporting the Long Beach Women's Shelter. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving

Sep 2019

66 min

Shana and Matt interview, you may know him as "The Garnish Guy," the one and only Josue Romero! We talk about his inspirations, his travels, his methods, tales of the cocktail, and when the circus comes to town. With a unexpected and pleasing visit from one of our favorite visitors, Mr. Martini himself steamboats his way into the TalkTales studio. ****Mixtress' Cocktail Of The Week**** "Smokin' Fresh" 1.5 Chopin Vodka .5 Jamaican .75 Charred Pineapple syrup .75 Lime Juice Combine all ingredients in tin, shake and drain into a coup. Grab yourselves something to drink and let's go into the amazing and sometimes crazy world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Aug 2019

78 min

Shana and Matt interview bartender from Scopa, Max Kestenbaum. We talk tales of the different styles of bartending, how to achieve speed and multitasking and a story about faking it till you make it! Joined by the surprise questionable guests , "Kyle and Ted" (played by Sherwood Souzankari and Max Kestenbaum)an unforgettable pair with some very questionable values. Mixtress Cocktail Of The Episoede: Chet Baker 1 Sugar cube. 2 Dash(es) Angostura Bitters. 1/4 Ounce(s) Punt e Mes. 1/4 Ounce(s) Honey Syrup. Lemon twist. 2 Ounce(s) Dark rum. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jul 2019

66 min

Shana and Matt interview Rodrigo Fabian and Roland Sanchez from Maestro's in Pasadena! We talk stories inspiration drawn from life in Boyle Heights, family love and a big ol' naked run. Rip Weatherby (played by Hunter Canedy) joins us to discuss his travels and worldly adventures to find the best beer of the land that will not hurt his tummy. Mixtress Cocktail of the Week! "Starks Highball" 2 oz Stark Spirits Sunshine Orange Brandy .75 oz apricot liqueur .5 oz lemon .25 oz absinthe topa chico sparkling water Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jul 2019

65 min

Shana and Matt interview Nathan McCullough, bar director of Mezcalero DTLA. We talk about cocktail creativity, DTLA bar life and a unruly lady with a hell of a bite! Matt is joined by his special bar guest, "Patricia" played by Carina Martinez. Go ahead, grab yourselves something to sip on and lets go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jul 2019

83 min

Shana and Matt interview creator of Mr. Gold cocktail consulting, Pedro Barriga. We all talk about some situations in bar etiquette, Pedro's early beginnings in the bar industry, the bartender shake, and an epic celebrity encounter! http://www.callmrgold.com/ We are joined by "Cocktail Hating Jimmy" (played by Rob Noyola) who has beef with TalkTales Team and cocktail culture. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jun 2019

95 min

Shana hit the road to Pasadena to sit down with Karen and Greg Stark of Stark Spirits. This husband and wife team work together to create some fine crafted distilled spirits. We talk about their process and inspiration behind their small batch products. We sip on Dragon Spirit gin and taste through their impressive 9 label catalogue of spirits including, Single Malt, Aquavit, Rum and Valencia Orange Brandy. It was a true pleasure meeting Karen and Greg and to take a tour of their boutique distillery. Check them out at starkspirits.com and book a tour with them, you will not be disappointed. Thanks Karen, Greg and Ash for setting up this educational and entertaining TinyTales episode on TalkTales the Podcast. Now grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of distilling. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jun 2019

31 min

Shana and Matt interview a world class bartender, Yanni Pediadtis, We talk a real roofie dirt bag, world-wide tipping, and a bottle of grenadine. We welcome our new reporter, "Al Coholic" and he shares his new field research "Booze In The News." Tune in to find out what big things are happening in the world of booze. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older and we promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Jun 2019

90 min

For our 50th episode! Shana and Matt interview Tiki expert Nathan Hazard! We hear stories about Tiki beginings, a television mishap, and a real hot Tiki seance. The team is joined by a tiny little worm named Winston (played by Liam Gallorgly) who shares his experience as a Tequila worm. www.thecoconutclubla.com Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

May 2019

80 min

Shana and Matt interview Coleen "Coco" Morton from Mulholland Distilling. They talk about water in LA, the wild west of DTLA and what else but the truth of the old joke, a horse in a bar. Shana and Matt get a rude awakening by the one and only "Shot Monster" played by Adhel Martines. Joined by her cousin "Party Animal" played by Shana Race. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

May 2019

65 min

Team Tales heads out to Long beach to pay a visit to The Ordinarie. Matt and Shana interview the owner of the Ordinarie, Christy Caldwell as well as the bar manager, Adam Stearns. We talk about the journey of building The Ordinarie, growing up in an Irish pub, creating a successful event, surfer boy and Mr. Magoo. Huge thanks to Christy and Adam for the amazing hospitality. Thank you for the drinks, lunch and the tour of the town. We truly had the best time in Long Beach. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a journey into the world of bartending at The Ordinarie. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

May 2019

66 min

Shana and Matt interview the amazing Genevieve Patterson, bartender at The Semi Tropic and Prado in Echo Park. In this wild and wacky episode we are graced with stories of life as a musician in the bar industry, unwanted full frontal and a full mooning guest experience. The Team is joined (interrupted?) by Fresca and Francesca, "The Ladies of Leisure" for a wild ride and lesson about some of LA's go to spots. Grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending... Edits by Raashid Zubair at www.podbearaudio.com Theme song by Josh Carro Ladies of Leisure written by Shana Race and Ray Little, performed by Ray Little. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Apr 2019

59 min

If you missed the first annual TalkTales ShakeOff, fear not! Grab yourselves something to sip on and join us for this episode where Shana and Matt sit down with our mixtress, Adhel Martinez and Cody Wheat, from our sponsor of the event, Sazerac. We recap about the ShakeOff about it's success and what we would do different next year. Thanks to everyone who helped or participated in the event and congratulations to Sir Richard Swan on his win! Thanks to our sponsor Sazerac! A special thanks to Allison Bryant for all her help and putting out fires when needed! Also, huge thanks Grayson Hittle for creating our amazing flyer and banner for the event! Shout out to everyone who participated! Competitors: Adam Coggins Andrew asper Benjamin Schwartz Brooke McKelvey Catalin Ayala Cody Wheat Daniel Zarate Jimmy jacobik Lane Compton Leandro para dimonriva Manny Nieves Matthew Schmuck Michael Worth Reed Cahill Rob Mcgee Sherwood Souzankari Sir Richard Swan Characters Played By: Billy McCarthey- Bloody Mary Bryce Pyper- Jack Arlington Donnla Hughes - Olive Eli Gonzalez - Newbie Daniel Hunter Canedy - Haunch the One Armed Bouncer Jarren Michele - Carla Cox Josh Carro - Persona Black Kyle Mcgrath - Bro Bro Lauren Little - Gertie West Nathan Howard - Satan Rachel Brunner - Tammy Miami Riley Chandler - Mr. Martini Enjoy! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Apr 2019

44 min

Shana and Matt interview Nathan Howard from Historic Cole's French Dip. We talk tales of OCD, an unfortunate bathroom mishap, and a pop to the nose. The team is joined by our good pal "Mr. Martini" (played by Riley Chandler) He steam boated all the way from Louisiana to join TalkTales for a good time! Thanks to our new editor Raashid Zubair with PodBear Audio for making us sound bomb! You Rule! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving. All rights reserved to TalkTales Entertainment LLC.

Apr 2019

78 min

Shana and Matt interview Holly Tripp in maybe our most controversial, true talk episode yet! Tune in to this juicy episode about the subject of ownership, management, loyalty and bar family. There's also a great story about some after hours shenannies! We are joined by "Hair Dog" real rascal! played by Allison Bryant. Let us know your thoughts on this episode! talktalesthepodcast.com TalkTales the Podcast is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving!

Mar 2019

94 min

Happy St. Patrick's Day from TalkTales the Podcast! This festive episode features Kyle Graham from The Mermaid and The Virgil. We tell stories about St Patricks Day, apologize to our moms and we drink Jeppson's Malört. We are joined by a magical, mythical and mischievous creature, St. Patty (played by Billy McCartney) Who explains why we behave and do the things we do on this shit show of a day. Grab yourselves an irish whiskey and lets go on a magical journey into the world of bartending on St Patricks Day. TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Mar 2019

89 min

Shana and Matt interview Saeed "Hawk" House from Everbar in hollywood. In this episode they discuss cocktail inspirations, steak and a fine wine, and of course, the age old question...Is a hotdog a sandwich? Team Tales is joined by a Hollywood treasure, "Minny McGee" (played by Donnla Hughes) She brings the sound effects and lets us in on how she creates all her sounds. A insiders look into the sound effects profession! Buckle up for this wild ride of an episode! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving!

Mar 2019

98 min

Shana and Matt interview Dave Whitton, owner of Prank Bar DTLA. They talk about what it looks like with over 20 years in the bar industry, we howl at the moon and what terpenes are. We have fun on this terpene enlightened episode and are joined by our pal "Honch, the One Armed Bouncer" played by Hunter Canedy. Tune in for this wild ride! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. TalkTales promotes responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving!

Mar 2019

65 min

Shana and Matt interview Cody Wheat from the hit bar podcast, "Shots of History." We have a blast talking about what its like to make a bar industry podcast as well as a day in the life as a sales rep for Sazerac. We are joined by a new guy in town, "Newbie Daniel" (played by Eli Gonzales) who gets to experience all things new in LA! Check out and subscribe to Cody's awesome podcast "Shots of History" by clicking this link! http://shotsofhistory.com/ Song credit: Manic Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license httpscreativecommons.orglicensesby4.0 TalkTales the Podcast is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Feb 2019

54 min

Shana and Matt interview Ben Molina and Blake Landis of Angelisco Tequila and bar Cinco. We hear stories of how a long time friendship can lead business and family, a glass shattering bar fight and a business meeting in the big house. The team is joined by a tequila loving first time bar goer, Tammy Miami, who joins us while celebrating her 21st birthday. What a wild ride we go on! Settle down, grab yourselves something to sip on and let's go on a magical journey into the world of bartending... TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Feb 2019

74 min

Happy Valentines Day TalkTales style! Join on on this lovely drinking journey with Ashley Erwin, brand ambassador of Angels Envy. The team hears learns and sips on some bomb ass whiskey, and hear a romantic tale about "Susie Lynn Who and Sammy Streetwise." It wouldn't be a Valentines Special without the love of our two favorite bumbling moonshiners. Tilda and Tumble join us to celebrate love and everything toasted. Sit back, relax, grab yourselves something to sip on, and snuggle up with your valentine for this Valentines Day Spectacular! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Feb 2019

72 min

Shana and Matt interview Dan O Reilly from The Prince as well as Winsome. They go into some true tales about a very forward offer, the "perks" of working at a hotel and why you should hit on your bartender. It's a raunchy sex-isode that happen in real life to real bartenders. The team is join by a magical little teapot named Brad who befriends a very sexy mustache, also named Brad. Coincidance? We think not! TalkTales is intened for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responcible drinking and absolutely no drinking and driving.

Feb 2019

76 min

This Super fun episode, Shana and Matt interview Mikki Kristola from The Streamliner in Union Station, DTLA. They TalkTales about what it takes to streamline a bar, a face slap and a shattering 2 am cutoff. The Team is joined by a surprising guest who is on her mission to let people know who the real Bloody Mary is. Bloody Mary is played by the talented Billy McCartney. Grab yourselves something to sip on and lets go on a magical journey into the world of bartending! TalkTales is intended for an audience 21 years and older. We promote responsible drinking and absolutely no drinking an driving.

Jan 2019

67 min

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