In the 26th and final episode of season one of the Japan Distilled podcast, your hosts Christopher Pellegrini and Stephen Lyman reflect on the the year in review and muse about what might happen in season two.
Theme Song: Begin Anywhere by Tomoko Miyata (http://tomokomiyata.net/)
Mixing and Editing: Rich Pav (https://www.uncannyjapan.com/)
CHRISTOPHER PELLEGRINI Vermont born and bred, long-time Tokyo resident and author of The Shochu Handbook, Christopher learned about delicious fermentations as a beer brewer at Otter Creek (Middlebury, VT). He now spends most of his waking hours convincing strangers that shochu and awamori are unlike anything they’ve ever tried before.
STEPHEN LYMAN discovered Japan’s indigenous spirits at an izakaya in New York City. He was so enthralled that he now lives in Japan and works in a tiny craft shochu distillery every autumn. His first book, The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks, was nominated for a 2020 James Beard Award.
Stephen and Christopher are very glad to have the first season finished and are happy to bring you this year in review.
If you have any comments or questions about this episode of Japan Distilled, please reach out to Stephen or Christopher via Twitter. We would love to hear from you.
As we reflect on season one and the journey from our 1st pronunciation guide to our unexpectedly fun 25th episode on chuhai, our primary realization is how much we appreciate you, the listeners. Your feedback and encouragement over the past year has been fantastic.
As you know if you listened to the episode, our editor Rich Pav appeared as our first guest on the show. This was to get his feedback on how the show has been, let folks get to know him a bit, and to practice interviewing. His own reflections on our year in review are enlightening and encouraging. Have a listen.
For those of you who would like to reach out to him for assistance with your own podcasts or other audio projects, you can reach him at rich dot pav at gmail dot com or through Twitter at HelloFrmJapan (his DMs are open).
Much More to Explore
We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting back to work with new episodes coming to you in January 2022. Next season will include deeper dives into some topics we have already covered as well as a series of interviews with industry professionals from across the globe.
Tavis Allen says
This was an excellent close to an already very well done first season! The pulling back the curtains that Rich did was both informative and interesting.
Very glad you enjoyed it. We enjoyed recording it and it gave us invaluable experience in interviewing someone for the show. We are now lining up several interviews for season two! Cheers.
I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard at an episode as when the replay of the “drinking mixing sound effect” segment was played. It was good the first time around, and even better now.
Thank you for the feedback! Hopefully this encourages Rich to take more audio editing risks in adding humor to our show!