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News & Brews is a current events comedy podcast. Each week, long time best friends Rachael and Lisa review delicious beverages and cover a handful of current events and top news stories. Both natives of the Pacific Northwest, but raised in vastly different families, Rachael and Lisa offer commentary from each of their unique perspectives with humility and humor.

Latest Episodes

Episode 18: November 3rd “Distracting Skin“

Goodbye October! The ladies took a break from recording for most of last month but they’re back and talk rouge drones, accountants who can’t talk to women face-to-face, why hiring a hitman on Instagram is a bad idea, and the case of missing American, Billy Reilly. Plus, Bears in the News!News:Droneshttps://weather.com/news/news/2019-11-02-drones-grounded-firefighting-aircraft-maria-firehttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/02/775705225/most-california-fires-over-70-contained-as-ventura-firefighters-contend-with-droErnst & Young Traininghttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/women-ernst-young-how-to-dress-act-around-men_n_5da721eee4b002e33e78606aTeen Hitmanhttps://www.iheart.com/content/2019-11-02-florida-teen-arrested-after-allegedly-trying-to-hire-hitman/https://nypost.com/2019/11/01/florida-teen-charged-with-trying-to-hire-hitman-to-kill-high-school-staffer/Billy Rielly Missinghttps://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fbi-lost-our-son-11570806358?emailToken=df962148843adbb6b597b03e09d7ed84RMlzL6UglxLxIh0FVUHnZLZo45DUybcRdF6vvm3uurPbC+I/eVv4ESvnCxqw4X/GOlrrNlqUHvjIGHAJw9hsaw%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_shareBears in the News!https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sure-the-video-is-adorable-but-there-s-nothing-funny-about-bears-in-cars-1.5341833Brews:Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beerhttps://www.sodapoponline.com/products/flying-cauldron-butterscotch?variant=31361936833&currency=USD&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2ITuBRDkARIsAMK9Q7PxIWjE8-9LoRV9SRSNYD1bbLp4zcjl7iSwI7ytFqvj-9pkhCNg81UaAtJoEALw_wcBPolar Seltzers “Selterade”https://polarseltzerade.com/

115 MINNOV 8
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Episode 18: November 3rd “Distracting Skin“

Episode 17: October 6th “Fat Bear Week”

This week the ladies have updates on the vaping illness story and R. Kelly’s jail woes. Plus, Lisa fills us in on the White House Whistle-blower drama and Rachael recounts the tragic death of Harry Dunn, killed by an American Diplomat’s wife in the UK. Plus an exciting “Bears in the News!”NewsVaping Illness Updatehttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/03/766997708/cdc-intensifies-warnings-about-vaping-illness-as-cases-top-1-000R. Kelly Updatehttps://www.iheart.com/content/2019-10-01-r-kelly-complains-that-only-one-girlfriend-at-a-time-can-visit-him-in-jail/https://popculture.com/music/2019/10/03/r-kelly-denied-bail-sexual-assault-trial/US Diplomat Hit & Runhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/harry-dunn-crash-us-diplomat-wife-flees-uk-fatal-car-collision-diplomatic-immunity-2019-10-06/https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-49945461Whistle-blowerhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/09/29/trump-whistleblower-winter-storm-maddon-weekends-biggest-news/3775553002/Bears in the news!https://www.npr.org/2019/10/06/767384374/its-fat-bear-week-in-alaska-s-katmai-national-park-time-to-fill-out-your-bracketBrewCawston Press Rhubarb and Applehttps://cawstonpress.com/us/

98 MINOCT 8
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Episode 17: October 6th “Fat Bear Week”

Episode 15: September 2nd “Technical Difficulties“

Summer Break is over! After nearly a month off from recording, the ladies return with a traumatizing personal experience for Lisa, scary health news concerning vaping, and talk about race issues. PLUS many, many technical difficulties on the part of Rachael who failed to record TWO of our FOUR news stories. Dammit Rachael! Welcome back.Newshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/31/health/vaping-marijuana-ecigarettes-sickness.htmlhttps://nypost.com/2019/08/30/utah-teen-left-in-coma-after-developing-lung-disease-from-vaping/https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/patients-death-may-be-first-in-us-tied-to-vaping.htmlhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/police-invasion-wrong-home_n_5d56be2fe4b0eb875f22f9f6?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAE7CB8GzY7xaT0AQuJToxVha-kTVkF_Mle1hhTjT0B5fI-3GuSODjfixS4tqtY7vnCgdiY81WTvIb9CwfN8asUR30wSlimIZ-fzUCCrxkbQ7c1vGQpQH_msH-PwunptsQ_sRI0ZkOZiIY5B8N1LVvj2VonDiib1GwXpdVcchtSUFhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/mississippi-venue-apparently-denied-interracial-couples-wedding-christian/story?id=65356377Unrecorded Stories--https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/17/sex-offender-evaded-law-years-they-found-him-homemade-solar-powered-bunker/https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/trump-pushes-to-allow-new-logging-in-alaskas-tongass-national-forest/2019/08/27/b4ca78d6-c832-11e9-be05-f76ac4ec618c_story.htmlBrewBottle Green “Aromatic Ginger & Lemongrass Pressé” & “Tropical Mango & Coconut Pressé”https://www.bottlegreendrinks.com/us/

89 MINOCT 8
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Episode 15: September 2nd “Technical Difficulties“

Episode 16: September 8th “Meth Santa”

Despite Rachael claiming it is March 8th, this episode was actually recorded on September 8th. The ladies discuss the recent devastation due to Hurricane Dorian, Trump’s “Sharpie-gate”, the Stanford Rape Victim coming forward, child marriage in the US, and the recent cases of wrongful deaths in private mental health hospitals. Also, a vaping illness update, why Idaho is like North Florida, and Lisa is scared of a beverage label.NewsHurricane Newshttps://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/757139724/satellite-imagery-shows-extent-of-devastating-flooding-on-grand-bahama-islandhttps://www.npr.org/2019/09/06/758532041/noaa-contradicts-weather-service-backs-trump-on-hurricane-threat-in-alabamahttps://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/757586936/trump-displays-altered-map-of-hurricane-dorians-path-to-include-alabamahttps://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/759209532/noaa-chief-scientist-says-move-to-contradict-agency-and-back-trump-was-politicalStanford Rape Victimhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49583310?ocidChild Marriagehttps://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/end-child-marriage-u-s-you-might-be-surprised-who-n1050471Vaping Illness Updatehttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-07/can-vape-pens-cause-lung-disease-symptoms-deaths-reportedhttps://q13fox.com/2019/09/11/king-county-teen-hospitalized-for-vaping-related-severe-lung-disease/https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/videos/642055999652272/?v=642055999652272Mental Health Hospital Deathshttp://projects.seattletimes.com/2019/public-crisis-private-toll-part1/?fbclid=IwAR2vbGvPx2izLO1mMfgxV4K2BDNB-AuKm3RC6Hbv4qTCb5419KfwnqYl_HIBrewFrostie Root Beer & Cherry Limeadehttps://orcabeverage.com/?s=frostie

81 MINOCT 8
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Episode 16: September 8th “Meth Santa”

Episode 14: August 5th “Coaster Money"

After another brief summer break, the ladies are back with an Al-Can Highway murder update, more charges for R Kelly, and a super creep prison escape attempt. Plus, some pretty controversial thoughts on Drake and also the recent gun violence...and more bears in the news (Stop feeding the Bears! Reviewed this week, Live Soda Ginger & Lemon LimeBrews:https://livesoda.com/News:https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/08/john-oliver-mass-shootings-donald-trumphttps://www.outsideonline.com/2400292/alaska-highway-missing-people-murder-suspectshttps://www.npr.org/2019/08/02/746684479/r-kelly-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-charges-in-new-yorkhttps://www.npr.org/2019/08/05/748263576/brazilian-drug-trafficker-tries-to-escape-prison-disguised-as-his-daughterhttps://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/08/yellowstone-grizzly-bears-are-again-listed-threatened

108 MINAUG 11
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Episode 14: August 5th “Coaster Money"

Episode 13: July 21st: “Travels With His Dad”

EThis week the ladies have an R.Kelly update, a public safety announcement, and some great news for the environment and endangered species conservation. Plus, Lisa exposes the tip of the iceberg of a massive problem in Northern BC and Rachael recounts one of her more embarrassing stories.

107 MINJUL 25
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Episode 13: July 21st: “Travels With His Dad”

News Brief: Nation Ice Cream Day 2019

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

7 MINJUL 22
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News Brief: Nation Ice Cream Day 2019

Episode 12: July 6th: “Murder Swan”

EThis week, the ladies review - and - kombucha. Plus, despite a raging chest cold, Lisa talks killer birds and Rachael has a #KimOhNo update. Also, another enraging rape in the news and Rachael starts freaking out about earthquakes.

82 MINJUL 10
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Episode 12: July 6th: “Murder Swan”

Episode 11: June 29th "KimOhNo Dragon"

EFreshly showered and jacked up on veggie juice, Rachael rages about the recent exposure of the illicit culture found in the club scene of the Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea; Lisa gives us a NXIVM Trial update; and details into how Kim Kardashian West has now offended an entire culture and not just Rachael's brain.

84 MINJUL 3
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Episode 11: June 29th "KimOhNo Dragon"

Episode 10: June 23rd “Island Hopping Bear”

EAfter a long week of End of Year school stuff, the ladies relax with a homemade cola, thanks to Tippleman’s Barrel Aged Cola Syrup, while Lisa talks politics and Rachael gets stressed out and talks bears.

86 MINJUN 26
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Episode 10: June 23rd “Island Hopping Bear”

Latest Episodes

Episode 18: November 3rd “Distracting Skin“

Goodbye October! The ladies took a break from recording for most of last month but they’re back and talk rouge drones, accountants who can’t talk to women face-to-face, why hiring a hitman on Instagram is a bad idea, and the case of missing American, Billy Reilly. Plus, Bears in the News!News:Droneshttps://weather.com/news/news/2019-11-02-drones-grounded-firefighting-aircraft-maria-firehttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/02/775705225/most-california-fires-over-70-contained-as-ventura-firefighters-contend-with-droErnst & Young Traininghttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/women-ernst-young-how-to-dress-act-around-men_n_5da721eee4b002e33e78606aTeen Hitmanhttps://www.iheart.com/content/2019-11-02-florida-teen-arrested-after-allegedly-trying-to-hire-hitman/https://nypost.com/2019/11/01/florida-teen-charged-with-trying-to-hire-hitman-to-kill-high-school-staffer/Billy Rielly Missinghttps://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fbi-lost-our-son-11570806358?emailToken=df962148843adbb6b597b03e09d7ed84RMlzL6UglxLxIh0FVUHnZLZo45DUybcRdF6vvm3uurPbC+I/eVv4ESvnCxqw4X/GOlrrNlqUHvjIGHAJw9hsaw%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_shareBears in the News!https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sure-the-video-is-adorable-but-there-s-nothing-funny-about-bears-in-cars-1.5341833Brews:Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beerhttps://www.sodapoponline.com/products/flying-cauldron-butterscotch?variant=31361936833&currency=USD&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2ITuBRDkARIsAMK9Q7PxIWjE8-9LoRV9SRSNYD1bbLp4zcjl7iSwI7ytFqvj-9pkhCNg81UaAtJoEALw_wcBPolar Seltzers “Selterade”https://polarseltzerade.com/

115 MINNOV 8
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Episode 18: November 3rd “Distracting Skin“

Episode 17: October 6th “Fat Bear Week”

This week the ladies have updates on the vaping illness story and R. Kelly’s jail woes. Plus, Lisa fills us in on the White House Whistle-blower drama and Rachael recounts the tragic death of Harry Dunn, killed by an American Diplomat’s wife in the UK. Plus an exciting “Bears in the News!”NewsVaping Illness Updatehttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/03/766997708/cdc-intensifies-warnings-about-vaping-illness-as-cases-top-1-000R. Kelly Updatehttps://www.iheart.com/content/2019-10-01-r-kelly-complains-that-only-one-girlfriend-at-a-time-can-visit-him-in-jail/https://popculture.com/music/2019/10/03/r-kelly-denied-bail-sexual-assault-trial/US Diplomat Hit & Runhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/harry-dunn-crash-us-diplomat-wife-flees-uk-fatal-car-collision-diplomatic-immunity-2019-10-06/https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-49945461Whistle-blowerhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/09/29/trump-whistleblower-winter-storm-maddon-weekends-biggest-news/3775553002/Bears in the news!https://www.npr.org/2019/10/06/767384374/its-fat-bear-week-in-alaska-s-katmai-national-park-time-to-fill-out-your-bracketBrewCawston Press Rhubarb and Applehttps://cawstonpress.com/us/

98 MINOCT 8
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Episode 17: October 6th “Fat Bear Week”

Episode 15: September 2nd “Technical Difficulties“

Summer Break is over! After nearly a month off from recording, the ladies return with a traumatizing personal experience for Lisa, scary health news concerning vaping, and talk about race issues. PLUS many, many technical difficulties on the part of Rachael who failed to record TWO of our FOUR news stories. Dammit Rachael! Welcome back.Newshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/31/health/vaping-marijuana-ecigarettes-sickness.htmlhttps://nypost.com/2019/08/30/utah-teen-left-in-coma-after-developing-lung-disease-from-vaping/https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/patients-death-may-be-first-in-us-tied-to-vaping.htmlhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/police-invasion-wrong-home_n_5d56be2fe4b0eb875f22f9f6?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAE7CB8GzY7xaT0AQuJToxVha-kTVkF_Mle1hhTjT0B5fI-3GuSODjfixS4tqtY7vnCgdiY81WTvIb9CwfN8asUR30wSlimIZ-fzUCCrxkbQ7c1vGQpQH_msH-PwunptsQ_sRI0ZkOZiIY5B8N1LVvj2VonDiib1GwXpdVcchtSUFhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/mississippi-venue-apparently-denied-interracial-couples-wedding-christian/story?id=65356377Unrecorded Stories--https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/17/sex-offender-evaded-law-years-they-found-him-homemade-solar-powered-bunker/https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/trump-pushes-to-allow-new-logging-in-alaskas-tongass-national-forest/2019/08/27/b4ca78d6-c832-11e9-be05-f76ac4ec618c_story.htmlBrewBottle Green “Aromatic Ginger & Lemongrass Pressé” & “Tropical Mango & Coconut Pressé”https://www.bottlegreendrinks.com/us/

89 MINOCT 8
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Episode 15: September 2nd “Technical Difficulties“

Episode 16: September 8th “Meth Santa”

Despite Rachael claiming it is March 8th, this episode was actually recorded on September 8th. The ladies discuss the recent devastation due to Hurricane Dorian, Trump’s “Sharpie-gate”, the Stanford Rape Victim coming forward, child marriage in the US, and the recent cases of wrongful deaths in private mental health hospitals. Also, a vaping illness update, why Idaho is like North Florida, and Lisa is scared of a beverage label.NewsHurricane Newshttps://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/757139724/satellite-imagery-shows-extent-of-devastating-flooding-on-grand-bahama-islandhttps://www.npr.org/2019/09/06/758532041/noaa-contradicts-weather-service-backs-trump-on-hurricane-threat-in-alabamahttps://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/757586936/trump-displays-altered-map-of-hurricane-dorians-path-to-include-alabamahttps://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/759209532/noaa-chief-scientist-says-move-to-contradict-agency-and-back-trump-was-politicalStanford Rape Victimhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49583310?ocidChild Marriagehttps://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/end-child-marriage-u-s-you-might-be-surprised-who-n1050471Vaping Illness Updatehttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-07/can-vape-pens-cause-lung-disease-symptoms-deaths-reportedhttps://q13fox.com/2019/09/11/king-county-teen-hospitalized-for-vaping-related-severe-lung-disease/https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/videos/642055999652272/?v=642055999652272Mental Health Hospital Deathshttp://projects.seattletimes.com/2019/public-crisis-private-toll-part1/?fbclid=IwAR2vbGvPx2izLO1mMfgxV4K2BDNB-AuKm3RC6Hbv4qTCb5419KfwnqYl_HIBrewFrostie Root Beer & Cherry Limeadehttps://orcabeverage.com/?s=frostie

81 MINOCT 8
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Episode 16: September 8th “Meth Santa”

Episode 14: August 5th “Coaster Money"

After another brief summer break, the ladies are back with an Al-Can Highway murder update, more charges for R Kelly, and a super creep prison escape attempt. Plus, some pretty controversial thoughts on Drake and also the recent gun violence...and more bears in the news (Stop feeding the Bears! Reviewed this week, Live Soda Ginger & Lemon LimeBrews:https://livesoda.com/News:https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/08/john-oliver-mass-shootings-donald-trumphttps://www.outsideonline.com/2400292/alaska-highway-missing-people-murder-suspectshttps://www.npr.org/2019/08/02/746684479/r-kelly-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-charges-in-new-yorkhttps://www.npr.org/2019/08/05/748263576/brazilian-drug-trafficker-tries-to-escape-prison-disguised-as-his-daughterhttps://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/08/yellowstone-grizzly-bears-are-again-listed-threatened

108 MINAUG 11
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Episode 14: August 5th “Coaster Money"

Episode 13: July 21st: “Travels With His Dad”

EThis week the ladies have an R.Kelly update, a public safety announcement, and some great news for the environment and endangered species conservation. Plus, Lisa exposes the tip of the iceberg of a massive problem in Northern BC and Rachael recounts one of her more embarrassing stories.

107 MINJUL 25
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Episode 13: July 21st: “Travels With His Dad”

News Brief: Nation Ice Cream Day 2019

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

7 MINJUL 22
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News Brief: Nation Ice Cream Day 2019

Episode 12: July 6th: “Murder Swan”

EThis week, the ladies review - and - kombucha. Plus, despite a raging chest cold, Lisa talks killer birds and Rachael has a #KimOhNo update. Also, another enraging rape in the news and Rachael starts freaking out about earthquakes.

82 MINJUL 10
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Episode 12: July 6th: “Murder Swan”

Episode 11: June 29th "KimOhNo Dragon"

EFreshly showered and jacked up on veggie juice, Rachael rages about the recent exposure of the illicit culture found in the club scene of the Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea; Lisa gives us a NXIVM Trial update; and details into how Kim Kardashian West has now offended an entire culture and not just Rachael's brain.

84 MINJUL 3
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Episode 11: June 29th "KimOhNo Dragon"

Episode 10: June 23rd “Island Hopping Bear”

EAfter a long week of End of Year school stuff, the ladies relax with a homemade cola, thanks to Tippleman’s Barrel Aged Cola Syrup, while Lisa talks politics and Rachael gets stressed out and talks bears.

86 MINJUN 26
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Episode 10: June 23rd “Island Hopping Bear”
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