Welcome to PUNCH Radio! PUNCH radio is, first and foremost, about seeing people, a place or a time through the lens of drinking. The show expands upon PUNCH magazine’s existing narratives taking the theme and subject of a story several steps further with an in-depth discussion between hosts and guestâ€”whether it be the writer, an agave farmer, a band member, a distiller or a designer. On the inaugural episode, hosts Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau explore the wonderful world of Tiki drinks with three incredible guests. Hear from the legendary Tiki Adam, Beachbum Berry and Joe Desmond. Learn about the origins of Tiki drink culture and it’s recent revival. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.
“The beauty of Tiki is the diversity of how you can express yourself within this subculture.” [05:00]
“The now is all social media, digital, etc. Tiki, to me, is an escape from that. The saddest thing I see at any given bar is the illuminated faces of people not interacting with each other. It breaks my heart to see a TV in a Tiki bar, it’s antithetical to the whole Tiki movement.” [17:00]
–Tiki Adam on PUNCH Radio
“When you’re a home bartender you have all the time in the world to make a drink to its full potential.” [42:00]
–Beachbum Berry on PUNCH Radio