PUNCH is coming to radio waves near you. Each month, editor-in-chief Talia Baiocchi and deputy editor Leslie Pariseau will host PUNCH Radio—an hour-long narrative show about wine, cocktails and spirits—on Brooklyn’s own Heritage Radio Network. Think of PUNCH Radio as a handy extension of PUNCH magazine.
Like the magazine, PUNCH radio is, first and foremost, about seeing people, a place or a time through the lens of drinking. The show expands upon PUNCH magazine’s existing narratives taking the theme and subject of a story several steps further with an in-depth discussion between hosts and guest—whether it be the writer, an agave farmer, a band member, a distiller or a designer.
Tune in this week, Friday, September 26th at 12 p.m. EST to hear our second episode “Zeitgeist,” in which we’ll get behind those drink trends that have experienced runaway success inside their industries (the Negroni in cocktails, rosé in wine) and out (flavored vodka, moscato). Expect to hear from Michael Madrigale, chef sommelier at Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud, writer Zachary Sussman and Matt Duckor, the restaurant editor at Epicurious. If you have any burning questions for us or them, please do comment below or tweet at us @punch_drink. We’ll answer them on Friday.
PUNCH Radio’s first show “Tiki,” invited guests from Jeff “Beachbum” Berry to writer Regan Hofmann to discuss what’s behind the tiki psyche, the venerable tiki fern and how tiki manifests in bars both public and private. Hear the full episode. [Photo: Flickr/C.P. Storm]