Leave out a mince pie and a glass of cider, as Gabe Cook, Grant Hutchison and Martyn Goodwin-Sharman slide down the chimney of the Neutral Cider Hotel!
After some time off, the boys felt that a one off was the only call to make for you, the listener! They’ve been counting down the seconds it seems, Gabe’s been on the tax filing, Martyn has been with friends of the show Little Pomona for harvest, and Grant has been running two businesses whilst chugging the oatnog! Producer Scott has been getting paid to produce an alternative reality version of the hotel, featuring a sport the guys are unsure of.
Gabe and Grant discuss ciders they’ve made and Martyn reveals a secret identity before moving on.
For this special Christmas episode, the guys head back to the world of music to talk with the singer and songwriter from Manchester Orchestra, Mr. Andy Hull. With a new album released this year (The Million Masks Of God) and fresh from a recent US tour, the guys have a great conversation covering evertyhing from the anxiety of touring during a pandemic, doubting music, collaborating with Scott from Frightened Rabbit on the song "Architect," cider in Atlanta, sight-seeing in Hull (and the famous Hull accent) to what Andy's music means to a certain hotelier!
Then the guys discuss Christmas traditions highlighting some of the ciders they plan to drink on Christmas including Burrow Hill, Little Pomona, Braanland, Eve’s Cidery, Oliver’s cider, Angry Orchard, Westcounty Cider and Sanford Orchards.
The guys then wrap up this show with a Christmas game from Martyn! The usual highs and lows are about, we won’t spoil it here, but let’s just say things get tense...
And with that, the guys say goodnight, kiss baby Jesus on his head, and check out of the Neutral Cider Hotel.
See you soon,
Gabe is a cider expert: The Ciderologist
Grant has two cider businesses: Re:Stalk and Aeble Cider Shop
Martyn loves to write about cider: CiderShit
The Rest of The Team:
Executive Producer/Editor: Scott Riggs
Music: Billy Kennedy
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