Tag Archives: Entertaining

The Bloody History of the Barber

the history of the barberThere are not many different trades and skills that date back as far as the barber.  I absolutely love going to the barbershop for plenty of reasons ranging from the conversation to the way that I feel when I walk out of the door.  Take a moment to listen to the history and how they got their profession to where it is today.  There are a lot of reasons why I called this show the BLOODY history instead of just the history.  I personally had NO idea that the barber used to also be an amateur surgeon.  What about the pole?  Where did that come from?  Why is it a pole instead of a symbol?  What is with the colors?  Lastly I wanted to discuss how to tip your barber.  Tipping is a big part of keeping a great barber and also a great way to show your appreciation, but I also wanted to highlight the nature of the barber and how they feel about tipping.  If you have a barber, let them know about today’s podcast!


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What is the history of the barber and why is it so bloody?

  • The full history of the them
  • Why do they need license today
  • What is the history of the pole
  • What is a barber
  • Why were they surgons and dentists?
  • How to tip

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Modern Day Cooking for Gentlemen

Modern Day Cooking for GentlemenCooking is one of the basics needs for people.  It is not hard to cook something, however it takes a Gentleman to take food and turn it into a masterpiece.  There have been trends that have been moving around for years and now it has cycled again to what is considered by Skilled Gentlemen Podcast as Modern Day Cooking.  What is this modern day cooking and how can it be applied to your life without costing a lot of money and not taking up hours of your life.  Weather you are single or married, by listening to this episode, you are going to blow this skill out of the park by making food that is healthy and has amazing taste without spending hours inside the kitchen or massive amounts of money at the store.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

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How can Modern Day Cooking make a difference in my life?

  • The cycles of cooking
  • What is it
  • Why it matters to keep up with this trend
  • How to blow people out of the water with your food
  • 6 simple recipes to master
  • Wine basics
  • How to make your own spices
  • What food labels mean
  • How to save money with this
  • How to save time

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Starting A Bar With BarPrints

starting a bar with barprintsStarting a business is a little more than just waking up one morning and deciding that you want to be a business owner because you don’t want to go to work.  It takes planning, money, and a lot of decision making to go from zero to a hundred and making money.  Today I bring on a Gentleman that starts business for a living.  More specifically Sam starts Hotels.  During the conversation Sam said that he always loved the aspect of starting the bars in the hotels that he starts.  Sam joins us from Jamaica and talks about the entrepreneur mind and helps scratch that itch that you have had forever that constantly asked yourself “I wonder if I could start my own business?”  There are a few things that you have to do to be able to get a business started and Sam goes over that.  Sam also talks about the bar and how those the bar is ran.  Just like talking to an old friend, Sam is easy to listen to and has a lot of knowledge about the topic.

Where to find Sam from Bar prints

You can find Sam on Instagram where he posts pictures and videos under the name barprints.  You can find his page below by clicking on his logo.

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There were no resources used in the interview today other than Sams experiences.

Remember that on Wednesdays I am not doing new shows.  This time is reserved for writing the Skilled Gentlemen Podcast Book.

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Grilling Basics

grilling basicsSpring is in the air.  You can feel it during the heat of the day when you walk outside.  You can smell it as you walk through your grass and stir up the smell.  Your need for a jacket becomes less needed.  Your starting to think about the summer and what involves with it.  Pool parties, camping, holiday parties, and excuses to get outside all lead to one thing.  When you think about men cooking you immediately think of the grill.  The man standing beside the grill with smoke and steam coming out with some amazing food sitting over that glorious flame.  This is the essence of spring.  Grilling out.  But what stands between a normal guy and a grilling master?  Grilling basics.  Today I am going to attempt to teach you about grilling.  If you are new to the concept, which a lot are, you will learn a lot and even if you are a master there is always room to grow.  Don’t be that guy that has a reputation for crappy food.  Gentlemen have the reputation of being able to master the grill!

What are the grilling basics

  • Differences between Gas and Charcoal
  • Burgers
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Vegetables
  • General Tips
  • The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Bartending with Speaking Easy Podcast

guide to bartendingBartending is not just a fun thing that we can pick up doing at parties.  Bartending is not just something that you get stuck doing when everyone else knows that you know the difference between a martini glass and a margarita glass.  Bartending is an art that has been developed for many years.  Bartenders have played the unconventional role of the therapist in many occasions.  However, before you are a great bartender you have to be a great mixologist.  Alex and Jordan of Speaking Easy Podcast has been hosting parties and events for a long time.  Learning through listening to others, reading, studying, and trial and error they are able to come on today’s show and speak to us on and to add to another installment of the Gentleman’s Guide Series.

If you care to look back through the archives, or just at the bottom of the page, you will find the Gentleman’s Guide Series.  This is a series that is devoted to the best of the best podcasts and topics that men need and should know how to do.  If you are interested in being apart of this reserve of knowledge, please contact me and let me know what you have in mind!

A Gentleman’s Guide to Bartending with Speaking easy podcast

  • What is the role of the Bartender?
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes amateur mixologists make?
  • Mixed Drinks. Top shelf liquor or bottom shelf?
  • What is the hardest drink to make?
  • What is the basic setup for a home bar?
  • What are the top 5 drinks every man should know?

 

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