A Difficult Year for Distilled Spirits

Americans in COVID-19 lockdown changed the modes and means of their drinking habits in 2020, resulting in many losers and some surprising winners in the alcohol sector. Homebound alcohol consumption spawned the “quarantini cocktail,” even as the market for liquor imploded and spirits companies saw net revenues plunge. Hundreds of thousands of bar and spirits … Continued

20 Predictions for ’21 and Beyond

Luckbox tries its hand at forecasting with 20 outlier predictions for the next two years. BUSINESS An unprecedented 5G-fueled increase in data breaches and cyber crime The spread of 5G will help malicious actors execute attacks and move data more quickly. Expect a new cyber insurance industry to emerge as a result. But be prepared … Continued

Luckbox Leans in With Jordan Harbinger

Harbinger was dubbed “the Larry King of podcasting” when his show was the first podcast ever carried on satellite radio. The Jordan Harbinger Show4.9 stars300+ episodesDebut: 2018The Jordan Harbinger Show provides a forum where the self-motivated can dig deep into the wisdom of the world’s sharpest minds. Harbinger explores the thinking of writers, creators, change-makers and intelligence operatives.  Luckbox … Continued

Luckbox leans in with Stephanie Kelton

Stephanie Kelton is a rarity among scholars of economics. Instead of confining her ideas to a college lecture hall, she’s moved onto the world stage. Documentary filmmakers trail her. She has the ear of serious presidential candidates. Fans pack European arenas to hear her speak. Kelton has emerged as the leading voice for Modern Monetary … Continued

News, Comedy & Gambling on Politics

Plus sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll—this podcast has it all! Get a FREE digital subscription to Luckbox magazine!And…Subscribe here to The Political Trade podcast! The guys at Barstool Sports’ Hard Factor podcast cover a lot of ground, and they’re avid prediction market traders who tie the markets into each of their daily shows. Luckbox … Continued

Pairing Dark Rums

Dark rums are taking their rightful place alongside whiskey in the brown spirits craze. Both rum and whiskey require fermentation, distillation and aging, but the ingredients differ. Rum is made from byproducts of molasses, honey and sugarcane, whereas whiskey is fermented from barley, rye and wheat. Just as whiskey drinkers have learned to appreciate the unique … Continued

Hate Inc.

Matt Taibbi—an author and Rolling Stone political writer who’s sometimes pegged as a spiritual heir to Hunter S. Thompson—has scored again with his latest book, Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another. Taibbi’s the kind of journalist who doesn’t allow his own political sensibilities to interfere with his passion for digging up … Continued

Patriot Act with Hassan Minhaj

When Jon Stewart took the reins of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show from Craig Kilborn in 1999, the program began outperforming Saturday Night Live as an incubator for rising comedy talent. The cavalcade of stars who have come to prominence on TDS has included Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Olivia Munn, Ed Helms, John Oliver, Trevor … Continued

Twenty-Six Words …

In his latest book, The Twenty-Six Words that Created the Internet, Jeff Kosseff, a professor of cybersecurity law in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Cyber Science Department, examines the implications of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the succinct law that has governed the dissemination of information, and disinformation, on the internet since 1996. It … Continued

High Times

In 1974, an underground journalist used drug money to launch High Times magazine in a basement office. It was supposed to be a single-issue spoof of Playboy, complete with lurid centerfold photography of obscenely big buds. But the magazine found an immediate audience and for more than four decades has remained true to its core … Continued