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Life Behind Bars with Noah Rothbaum & David Wondrich
Life Behind Bars, which is hosted by the Daily Beast’s Half Full editor Noah Rothbaum and its legendary columnist David Wondrich, allows listeners to be flies on the wall as two of the world’s foremost drinks experts talk about cocktails and spirits. It is a mix of engaging stories and historical facts about the greatest bartenders and drinks of all time. In 2018, it won the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for the world's best drinks podcast.Please drink responsibly. Hosted on Acast. See
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4.5 stars from 137 ratings
It’s always enjoyable to listen to the history of liquor in America and around the world. Prohibition brings many issues to the forefront- hopefully never again! The world of beverages is about tasting and the social memories those tastings create. Good episode... I try different ingredients all...Read full review »
Minnesoata44 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/21
Love / Hate
Love the content. Love Dave Wondrich. Love spirits and everything to do with them. HATE the audio quality. Jeez, guys, spend some money on proper microphones and learn to use them.
fassetthill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/20
Stories with life
Really fascinating conversations that bring the history of cocktails to life. Makes learning about the craft easier and more relatable.
knight.ep via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 09/03/19
Recent Episodes
Gin has been a bartending fixture for hundreds of years and stars in countless famous cocktail recipes.    On this special episode of Life Behind Bars, co-hosts David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum talk about gin’s roots and how the spirit has evolved and kept current for centuries—including during...
Published 12/31/21
The launch of Grand Marnier in the late 1800s helped to establish a new standard for luxury liquor brands. The Cognac-and-orange liqueur also inspired the creation of several delicious cocktails, including the original version of the Bijou.    On this special episode of Life Behind Bars, co-hosts...
Published 12/31/21
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