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What We're Drinking with Dan Dunn

Author: Starburns Audio, Dan Dunn

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A fantabulous conflation of history, culture, politics, famous people and booze, strained through the cognitive mesh of a best-selling author, polymath and inveterate reprobate.

96 Episodes
Comedians and podcast stars Krystyna Hutchinson ("Guys We F#@&ed") and Justin Silver ("The Language of Dogs") join Dan for a dramatic reading of a TV pilot based on Dan's book "American Wino." They do this while drinking really good, expensive wine. Also, reviews of new whiskey and tequila. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
To celebrate the launch of Rabbit Hole's Boxergrail Founder’s Collection Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Dan is joined by the brand's founder and whiskey maker Kaveh Zamanian. Also on the show (and drinking rye whiskey) is actor Colin Donnell of "Chicago Med," "Arrow" and Showtime's "The Affair." Colin's also an accomplished singer-songwriter, and he treats us to an acoustic performance of a track off his new album "Chaos + Cocktails." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan tips back a few glasses of California Central Coast wine with Charles Woodson, a vintner who also happens to be one of the greatest football players in NCAA and NFL history. Woodson won a national championship and the Heisman Trophy playing defensive back at Michigan, then, over an 18 year NFL career won a Super Bowl and was named to the Pro Bowl 9 times. His wine brand is called Intercept. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan slugs Jack Daniel's with Pili Montilla, the Emmy-winning host of "Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla." Also, a story of Tinder misadventures in Montana, and a delicious cocktail recipe from "The Nomad Cocktail Book." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Country superstar Jason Aldean drops by (via Zoom, of course) with some Wolf Moon Bourbon, his new collaboration with former WWD guests Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line. Also, Dan recounts a not-quite-deadly encounter with a hungry grizzly in Montana, plus a host of new adult beverage reviews, including two tequilas, a vodka and an expensive bottle of rye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
With "National Vodka Day" just around the corner (October 4th), Dan calls out liquor companies on their naked attempts to goose interest and sales for no reason other than to goose interest and sales. And... let's talk about salmon- and tobacco-flavored vodkas, shall we? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Tequila with Pitbull

Tequila with Pitbull


Dan is joined by Mr. Worldwide himself, Armando "Pitbull" Pérez, for an in-depth conversation about the international superstar's latest venture, Espanita Tequila. Also, Dan recounts the time he bought a dead, shellacked, conga-playing amphibian in a dusty Mexican border town... and reviews of some great new adult beverages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Over a glass of cognac, Dan chats with "Million Dollar Listing LA" star Tracy Tutor about how she got her start in real estate and Hollywood. We also kick it with the legendary host of Nickelodeon's "Double Dare," Marc Summers. Plus, the story of when Dan met George Thorogood in a bar in Montecito. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan is joined by NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and master sommelier Michael Jordan who, along with Hall of Famers Marcus Allen and Charles Haley, have partnered with Jackson Family Wines to host “Untold and Unforgettable,” a virtual “wine huddle” benefiting All Stars Helping Kids. Also, Dan rips a new bourbon a new one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feeling nostalgic, we open up the interview vault for a wine-soaked chat with superstar John Legend and rockstar vintner Jean-Charles Boisset. Also, Dan reviews Michael's Jordan's tequila, and gets real about he challenges of podcasting during a pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan chats with acclaimed National Geographic photojournalist Pete McBride about his fantastic new documentary, "Into the Grand Canyon." Also, tips on where to get Thai food in Los Angeles from celebrity chef Jet Tila, and Dan fields questions from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Six years ago this week, Dan set out on an oenophile's dream journey, visiting wineries all across America. He chronicled the journey in his 2016 book "American Wino: A Tale of Reds, Whites and One Man's Blues." In this episode, Dan catches up with one of the amazing winemakers he met along the way — Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington. They talk wine, of course. And Pearl Jam. Also, a reading from the book of "Wino," and a Dan-rant about the use of the word "shaming." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Tennis great Andy Roddick and celebrated whiskey maker Marianne Eaves join Dan via Zoom to taste and discuss Sweetens Cove Tennessee Bourbon, a tasty premium dram Roddick just launched along with pals Peyton and Eli Manning. Also, reviews of new tequila, wine and hard seltzer, and a reading from star bartender Eric Alperin's memoir, "Unvarnished." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The WWD crew journeys to Pioneertown, near the Joshua Tree National Forest in California's high desert, for the grand re-opening of the famed Red Dog Saloon. Dan sips mezcal and chats with Red Dog co-owner and bartending legend Eric Alperin, whose just-released memoir "UNVARNISHED: A Gimlet-Eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar" (co-written with Deborah Stoll) is a fly on the wall narrative that lets readers in on the joys, pains and peculiarities of life “behind the stick.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan is joined by actress Sasha Compere, whose impressive list of credits includes HBO's "Love Life," the hit Netflix film "Uncorked" and the TBS series "Miracle Workers." They drink wine from New Zealand... and talk politics, acting, life, the universe and everything... and drink more wine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan channels his inner Dr. Seuss (Dr. Souse?) with a hopeful poem about the post-COVID drinking world. Also, he offers the 411 on the stuff you need to make a great martini, from booze to to brine to barware. And he recounts a story about the trials and tribulations of trying to make it in Hollywood, gleaned from his first published book, Nobody Likes a Quitter (and other reasons to avoid rehab). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Vodka with Dan Aykroyd

Vodka with Dan Aykroyd


Dan is joined by comedy legend Dan Aykroyd, founder of the award-winning Crystal Head Vodka. Of course, they drink vodka. And talk vodka... and Belushi... and Trading Places... and Donald Trump... and mythology... and on and on. You don't wanna miss this one! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan drinks award-winning Barrell Bourbon with Ben Norris, star of the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. Also on the show, Barrell Craft Spirits founder Joe Beatrice on his company's unique approach to making and selling whiskey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan showcases some of the best adult beverage reportage from America's Finest News Source, The Onion. Highlights include tips on making a Bloody Mary, battling depression with TV and booze, and headlines... lots and lots of headlines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
To celebrate the news that Peacock has just ordered a full season of a "MacGruber" TV series, we revisit a chat Dan had with series creator and star Will Forte. Also, Dan ponders popular drinking-related idioms, some of which still do the trick, and others that are due for an update. Plus, the 5 best cocktails to drink on a boat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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