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Seltzer Death Match

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Seltzer Death Match is the quest to find the best seltzer in America. Hosts Rachel Ward and Travis Larchuk meet up with a guest judge for a head-to-head taste test of two seltzers and/or carbonated-water-based beverages. Our intro & exit music is Dubstep Drift 007 by Cleric. (CC non-commercial attri… read more

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2.18: Pokéseltzer with Josh Fjelstad

April 20th, 2021


Which Pokémon is the official Pokémon of seltzer? Josh Fjelstad, co-host of the podcast "EXP. Share," joins us to try a hemp club soda... just in …

2.17: Nonlinear with Mike Katzif

April 20th, 2021


It’s a battle of grapefruit seltzers! Podcast producer Mike Katzif joins us for today’s matchup: Waterloo vs. Alta Palla.*

*Mike’s original plug was edited out of the show because this episode was recorded in 2019 and he …

2.16: Encased Meats with Sam Lee

July 2nd, 2020


We're back, just in time for that Independence Day cookout you definitely shouldn't be going to because social distancing is still a thing. Hot dog …

2.15: A-A-T-M with Meredith Heil

May 18th, 2020


Get out of the way, Aesthetics, Bub and Flava… there’s a new rubric in town. Food and beverage writer Meredith Heil joins us, and the brunch ambience outside the shipping container is VERY LOUD. Today’s matchup: Ever …

2.14: Bubs with Drugs with Elizabeth Donnelly and Stu Sherman

April 28th, 2020


For $125,000: Does Meredith Vieira like seltzer?

A: Yes
B: No
C: She's more of a Spindrift fan
D: Richard Nixon

It's booze vs. hemp black cherry seltzers. Today's matchup: White Claw vs. Weller.

2.13: Crime Seltzer with Abbey Kos

April 20th, 2020


We begin with an actual news update from our carbonation correspondent about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the seltzer industry. Then, another new episode from 2019: Writer/editor/strategist Abbey Kos joins us to …

2.12: Water with Glitter in It with Caitlin Dickerson

April 12th, 2020


Club soda vs. mineral water? The world's gone to hell, so who cares! In late 2019, New York Times reporter Caitlin Dickerson joined us in a shipping container in the backyard of a Bushwick pizza restaurant to compare …

2.11: I'm Every Seltzer with Wendy Zukerman

April 6th, 2020


Seltzer Death Match is back with new episodes recorded in the past. Wendy Zukerman of Gimlet's "Science Vs." brought us two Polish seltzers she found …

2.10: They Rip, They Dunk, They Chew, They Swallow with Peter Bresnan

April 25th, 2018


Peter Bresnan is the producer of Gimlet's "The Habitat," about six fake astronauts trapped in a fake Mars habitat for a year. What happens when he's trapped in a seltzer podcast for an hour, edited down to 13 minutes? …

2.09: The Devon Sawa of Seltzer with Theo Balcomb

April 18th, 2018


Does Michael Barbaro like seltzer? Our guest judge Theo Balcomb has the answer. Theo produces The New York Times news podcast, "The Daily," and she …

2.08: Seltzer Feelings with Tim Manley

April 11th, 2018


Joy. Sadness. Anger. Fear. Disgust. These are the five human emotions, as depicted by Pixar's "Inside Out." Which do you experience upon drinking seltzer? We explore this question with Tim Manley, storyteller and …

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