Bourbon and Birds

Bourbon & Birds Ep. 8 – Special Session and Elections

Former Republican Party of Kentucky spokesperson Tres Watson stops by the Kentucky Fried Politics to sip Fighting Cock Bourbon and discuss the special legislative session and upcoming special elections. Over the course of the interview, Watson and Kentucky Fried Politics host Nick Storm discuss the state of journalism, Kentucky media and their recent stories on...

Bourbon & Birds Ep. 7 – Amy McGrath

After her 2018 campaign for Congress in Kentucky, retired U.S. Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath decided to sit down and explore her race, her time in the military, and share her full story. McGrath, who challenged U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, in 2018, and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, in 2020, published ‘Honor Bound’ as...

Bourbon & Birds Ep. 6 – Jim Higdon talks CBD and Cannabis Reform

Cornbread Hemp Founder Jim Higdon, the author of the Cornbread Mafia, joins Nick Storm to talk about CBD, comparing the product to orange juice. The two talk over a stout 116 proof single barrel Nulu bourbon, and things get interesting. Higdon, a former journalist also discusses the move to deschedule marijuana in Congress and what...

Bourbon & Birds Ep. 5 – Rep. Koenig on Bourbon and Pari-Mutuel Wagering Tax

House Licensing & Occupations Chairman Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, talks with Nick Storm at the Kentucky Distillers Association in Frankfort. The two talk about Koenig’s background in politics, recent bourbon laws, and the direction of the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Taxation Task Force.  The episode is also available on Apple Podcasts at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bourbon-birds-kentucky-fried-politics/id1571161691 Special thanks to Darkstar TV...

Chris Williams Shares Favorite KY Politics Story

After a career in broadcast television and nearly 6 years with WHAS-TV in Louisville as Political Editor, Chris Williams joined the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) in April of this year. Williams brings his expertise in communications to KLC as their legislative and visual communications manager working with cities around the state in an effort...

Bourbon & Birds Ep. 3 – Matt Daley on “Woke” Culture & Democratic Politics

The third episode of Bourbon & Birds by Kentucky Fried Politics takes us to Lexington, the home of Democratic political advisor Matt Daley. Daley, who currently hosts the podcast “Undivided” by Kentucky Bluecast, weighed in on woke culture and why political campaign guru James Carville says wokeness is a problem and Democrats know it. Here’s...

Thayer Discusses Kentucky Senator Bourbon Brand

Kentucky state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, revived the bourbon brand Kentucky Senator. Thayer talked with Kentucky Fried Politics about the brand and their upcoming second release.

Bourbon & Birds Ep. 2 – Redistricting w/ Damon Thayer

The 2nd episode of Bourbon & Birds has me sitting down at Jeptha Creed with Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown. We take a deep dive into redistricting the state House, Senate, and Congressional districts in Kentucky, and the Senate Majority Flood Leader says Gov. Andy Beshear should call lawmakers into a special session to deal with...

Bourbon & Birds Ep. 1 – Bob Babbage

In the first episode of Kentucky Fried Politics Bourbon & Birds, lobbyist, Bob Babbage, the upcoming emcee of Fancy Farm, joins Nick Storm for a Larceny bourbon barrel pick, and the two talk about Fancy Farm and upcoming elections in Kentucky.