Raise Your Glass

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

10 episodes of Raise Your Glass since the first episode, which aired on July 30th, 2018.

  • Episode 10: All About Composting with Lydia Gibson

    May 24th, 2019  |  25 mins 27 secs
    compost, curbside compost, drink, farm, food, kansas city, kc

    Michelle and Sarah are joined by Lydia Gibson to talk about composting. Lydia happens to be Ripple’s Sourcing Manager but has a background and passion for all things composting. If you are an avid composter or just looking to get started, Lydia has a wealth of knowledge to share. She shares steps you can take to start composting, tips on how to be successful with your at-home compost pile, and information on why composting is important to our planet.

  • Episode 9: Our Daily Nada, a Boozy Bookstore

    April 26th, 2019  |  44 mins 23 secs
    book, book lovers, books, bookstore, boozy bookstore, kansas city, kc, our daily nada, raise your glass, ripple glass

    Michelle and Sarah are joined by Amy Covitz and Andrea Baca, founders of the boozy bookstore Our Daily Nada. You'll hear what Amy and Andrea are reading right now, what it takes to start a women-owned business, and what fun events are coming up at Our Daily Nada.

  • Episode 8: Boulevard Brewing's Wingman: Jeremy Danner

    March 20th, 2019  |  42 mins 30 secs
    beer, blvd, boulevard, boulevard brewing company, craft beer, culture, food, glass recycling, kansas city, kansas city beer, kansas city drink, kansas city food, recycling, ripple, ripple glass, rippleglass, rippleglasskc

    Michelle and Sarah are joined by Boulevard Brewing Company's Ambassador Brewer, Jeremy Danner. You'll hear what exactly an Ambassador Brewer does, what other cities Danner thinks have a great beer scene, and what he loves about Kansas City. You'll even get a few tips on how to score the best seat on Southwest Airlines, known to most as #Dannering.

  • Episode 7: It's Good, We Promise!

    February 22nd, 2019  |  25 mins 31 secs
    beer, boulevard brewery, glass recycling, kansas city, raise your glass, ripple, ripple glass

    Hear from members of the Ripple Glass team as we review 2018, share some fun stories and discuss what's in store for Kansas City's hometown glass recycler in 2019.

  • Episode 6: Happiest Place in KC: Bar K Dog Bar

    January 25th, 2019  |  34 mins 27 secs
    bar, bar k dog bar, beer, coffee, craft beer, dog, dog lovers, dogs, kansas city

    Sarah and Michelle sit down with Dave Hensley, one of the founders of Bar K Dog Bar to learn about a perfectly crafted place for you and your best friend. If you’re tired of the same old dog park, imagine drinking a beer on a large outdoor patio while your dog plays in a fully-staffed doggy recreation area or grabbing a bite to eat from the fresh and locally sourced menu. Learn about what went into creating this place for pups and humans, alike.

  • Episode 5: The People Are Thirsty for Tom's Town Distilling

    December 19th, 2018  |  40 mins 1 sec
    beer, distilling, gin, history, kansas city, prohibition, spirits, whiskey, wine

    This time around, Michelle and Sarah paid a visit to Tom's Town Distilling Company and shared a drink with co-founder Steve Revare, to talk about gin, speakeasies, prohibition, and how political corruption went hand-in-hand with some of the most celebrated times in Kansas City's history. We're referring to infamous political boss Tom Pendergast, who was the most powerful man in KC in the 20s and 30s. Along the way, hear the inside story of an operation that's keeping the spirit of Paris on the Plains alive...fortunately without having to commit any crimes.

  • Episode 4: Wine in the Crossroads - KC Wineworks

    November 20th, 2018  |  45 mins 29 secs
    beer, business, environment, grapes, kansas city, recycling, spirits, travel, vineyard, wine, winery

    Michelle and Sarah sit down with James and Lindsay Lowery, the husband and wife team of the first full scale production winery to establish in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. We learn how winemaking runs in James’ family and what it takes to grow grapes native to Missouri. You’ll also hear why they ended up in Kansas City to start KC Wineworks and why it’s becoming a new destination for wine.


  • Episode 3: From Boulevard to Ripple: Entrepreneur John McDonald

    October 30th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    beer, boulevard, brewery, food, founder, glass, recycling, ripple, spirits, startup, sustainability, wine

    Michelle and Sarah sit down with John McDonald, founder of Boulevard Brewing Co and Ripple Glass. We learn about John’s past and how it led him to start a craft brewery. John shares stories about his first job, his time living in the brewery and even tells us his favorite Boulevard beer. In addition to beer, John has a passion for sustainability and you’ll also hear how Boulevard moved to be waste free and why people thought he was crazy for starting a glass recycling company.

  • Episode 2: How to Start a Distillery (with Benay Shannon of Restless Spirits)

    August 27th, 2018  |  29 mins 55 secs

    We're joined by Benay Shannon of Restless Spirits Distilling Company - one of the only female master distillers in America. She shares her journey from teaching high school science to starting Kansas City's top craft distillery with her husband. They're changing the local cocktail scene with gin, vodka, and whisky that combine the best of traditional styles with new approaches.

  • Episode 1: Our Favorite Dive Bars

    July 30th, 2018  |  16 mins 16 secs

    Meet Sarah and Michelle, learn why a recycling company is starting a podcast, and learn about some of our favorite spots in Kansas City.