Lean Whiskey Podcast

Lean Whiskey Episode 36

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-09-22

Episode 36: “Guest Chris Kauzmann, and Design Thinking’s Relationship to Lean Thinking”  In Episode 36, Jamie Flinchbaugh is joined by Chris Kauzmann, Adjunct Faculty, and Innovator in Residence at Lehigh University. Chris, a self-described “bottom shelf” whiskey drinker, joins Jamie to sample some Nikka Coffee Malt Whiskey and Blue Run

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Lean Whiskey Episode 35

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-14-22

Episode 35: “We’re tired, but not tired of whiskey. A Gemba walk will pick us up.”    In Episode 35, Mark is recently back from his Scotland Gemba visit. He isn’t tired from jet lag, or from whiskey, but nevertheless, Mark and Jamie both end up complaining about being tired.

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Lean Whiskey Episode 34

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-29-22

Episode 34: “Crazy Ideas, From Shipping Flowers to Crab Whiskey” In Episode 34, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh begin by belatedly celebrating the 3rd birthday of Lean Whiskey. No, this wasn’t a pandemic-launched podcast, although if we hadn’t started it yet it probably would have become one. We also learn

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Lean Whiskey Episode 33

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-20-22

Episode 33: “Back to Normal, and New Firsts”  In Episode 33, we recognize some of the back to normal which includes Mark heading out on the road to do consulting again. That brings Mark close enough to Jamie for a new first: an in-person recording of Lean Whiskey. Mark Graban

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Lean Whiskey Episode #32

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-04-22

Episode 32: “Employee Engagement Beyond Buying Them Pizza, or Bourbon”  In Episode 32, Jamie Flinchbaugh and Mark Graban have a first…comparing two similar whiskeys from the same distiller. In this case, family-owned Willett and their Willett Pot Still Reserve bourbon and the Johnny Drum bourbon. We definitely both have our

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Lean Whiskey Episode #31

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-10-21

Episode 31: “End a Year, End a Bottle; Start a Year, Start a Bottle”  In Episode 31, Mark and Jamie discuss the routines and practices of wrapping up a year and kicking off a new year. In that spirit, we either finish a bottle of whiskey or start a new

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Lean Whiskey Episode #30

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-22-21

Episode 30: “Celebrating 30 Episodes, Writing Books, and Great Whiskey” In Episode 30, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh find things to celebrate, starting with the fact that we have hit 30 episodes. In that time, we’ve had 14 guests or co-hosts and tasted 56 different whiskeys (not counting the gin

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Lean Whiskey Episode #29

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-20-21

Episode 29: “Yellow Cards, Coffee Cocktails, and a Barrel Down the Drain”  In Episode 29, it’s been a little while since Mark and Jamie got together for Lean Whiskey. We catch up on what’s new, which includes Mark’s new certification with distinction with the WSET Level 2 Spirits certification, and

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Lean Whiskey Episode #28

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-18-21

Episode 28: “Mistakes make us better, and make whiskey necessary”  In Episode 28, Mark and Jamie begin by having our spouses pour mystery whiskeys for us. We don’t know what they are when we start drinking them. Mark’s wife at least joins him occasionally in a dram, but Jamie’s wife

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Lean Whiskey Episode #27

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-21-21

Episode 27: “Lean Coffee: Pour Over Edition”  In Episode 27, Mark and Jamie switch things up a bit with a morning recording of the show. While we could have just started our whiskey early, instead we decided to switch to a beverage that shares much of the same culture, craft,

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