The Unwritable Rant

Author, bourbon drinker, and occasional misanthrope Juliette Miranda hosts a weekly podcast to talk about all the stories she can't put in print.
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Feb 19, 2017

On this episode, Juliette confronts a curmudgeon, wonders if there are worse things she could do, declines an invitation, fails the test of friendship, partners with Crazytown, loses underage cargo, and gives in to paramedics… all while eschewing Beer Barrel Bourbon in favor of 1792 small batch bourbon.

Feb 12, 2017

On this special interview episode, Juliette is joined by TV host and trade activist Mike Rowe. Often referred to as “the dirtiest man on TV,” Mike has travelled the country as host of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” on CNN. He is the narrator for shows like “Deadliest Catch” and “American Chopper.” Juliette and Mike discuss the lessons he learned on television, the country’s relationship with work, and the scholarships available through the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Mike also shares an “unwritable” story about his podcast and explains his case of mistaken identity with Metallica.

Feb 5, 2017

On this episode, Juliette celebrates her birthday, slugs it out, scores the one interview, dashes her own dreams, gets a second chance, violates the inner sanctum, dismisses chocolate wisdom, and sends an e-card with not-so-nice intentions... all while drinking Sazerac Rye whiskey.

Jan 29, 2017

On this episode, Juliette ventures to the Illinois-Wisconsin border, checks off cover band mistakes, appreciates a good dive, discovers the holy grail of bar entertainment, parts a crowd, hits a Nashville karaoke bar, meets her nemesis, channels Dolly Parton, and finds herself in a roast … All while drinking Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon.

Jan 22, 2017

On this interview episode, Juliette talks with Richard Young, guitarist and vocalist of The Kentucky Headhunters. This Grammy- and CMA-winning band is known for their blend of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock, and have just released their 12th album, On Safari. Richard and Juliette talk candidly about the band’s roots and the importance of family, and how both play an important role in creating music. Plus, don’t miss Richard’s secret recipe for Mexican hamburgers! Juliette’s drink of choice is Backbone bourbon.

Jan 15, 2017

On this episode, Juliette employs household survival skills, confronts a Yeti, finds what she’s been missing, introduces Crazytown, crashes backstage, and hitches a rocking ride to her own demise … All while drinking Blood Oath Pact 2 bourbon.


Jan 8, 2017

On this episode, Juliette admits to a fetish, finds transportation to Oz, channels Zelda Fitzgerald, underestimates dimension, has security issues, ignores a call for help, and discovers the impact of five hours… All while drinking Rough Rider bourbon whiskey.

Dec 31, 2016

On this best-of interview episode, Juliette revisits her conversations with Eric Roberts, Steve McGrew, TG Sheppard, Charlie Daniels, Bob Levy, Chuck Negron, Ed Begley Jr., and Don McLean. This episode includes unheard and extended clips! Juliette's drink of choice is Segura Viudas Spanish sparkling wine.

Dec 25, 2016

On this very merry episode, Juliette digs through her podcast archives to share two best-of holiday stories. From episode 19, you’ll hear a heart-throbbing experience, awkward pencils, and a not-so serial killer response. From episode 17, you’ll hear how holiday legends are made with the tale of the Christmas Shrew. Juliette’s bourbon of choice for this Christmas episode is Yellowstone Select bourbon whiskey.

Dec 18, 2016

On this episode, Juliette combats hibernation with delusion, gets cozy with fire, is mocked by shrimp, explores the boundaries of good taste, and escapes The Warden … all while drinking Barrell Bourbon Batch 009.

Dec 11, 2016

On this episode, Juliette ponders bathroom etiquette, hunts down errant high heels, questions the weight of revenge, is visited by a dubious elf, sits on a new throne and explores unconventional holiday traditions … All while drinking Breckenridge bourbon.


Dec 3, 2016

On this episode, Juliette speaks with actor Eric Roberts about his prolific career and iconic performances in The Pope of Greenwich Village, Star 80, and The Dark Knight. They also discuss his role in the independent film Eyes of the Roshi. Bonus interview: Juliette is joined by producer and actor Ethan Marten to discuss the making of Eyes of the Roshi. There are great stories told by both Eric and Ethan about Sylvester Stallone, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Moe Howard, and many more ... all while Juliette drinks Booker's bourbon.

Nov 27, 2016

On this episode, Juliette breaks out her favorite holiday recipe, realizes her social expiration date is up, makes an angry basket, and witnesses a real-life turkey drop... all while drinking Wathen’s Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon.


Nov 20, 2016

On this episode, Juliette finds her way to Colorado, experiences Denver the hard way, recalls a near mugging in San Francisco, and reveals three big lies that broke more than her dignity … All while drinking Stranahan's single malt Colorado whiskey.

Nov 13, 2016

On this episode, Juliette attempts to understand The Three Stooges, survives a great glue slick, watches her guy go up in flames, visits a Midwest casino, and settles an old score with The Jackass … All while drinking Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22-year bourbon whiskey.

Nov 6, 2016

On this episode, Juliette discusses the difficulties in making friends, losing a new friend to liquor, and reasons why old friends make the best cell mates... all while taking down the Pinball Wizard and drinking Filibuster bourbon

Oct 30, 2016

On this episode, Ed Begley Jr. discusses his career as an actor, from his role on St. Elsewhere to his parts in Christopher Guest movies like Best In Show, Spinal Tap, and the new Netflix release, Mascots. He also delves into his passion for environmentalism, offers simple tips for a more green life, and talks about his new sustainable home. BONUS interview: Juliette sits down with Scott Harris of Building Construction Group to get a full story on what went into building a net zero, LEED platinum certified home.

Oct 23, 2016

On this Halloween episode, Juliette experiences the real-life horror of Las Vegas flashing, severed limb clauses, an obstinate carny, sadistic skin punching, and a questionable blonde named Clarissa … All while drinking Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage bourbon.

Oct 16, 2016

Juliette is joined by singer-songwriter Don McLean on this interview episode. Don discusses the 45th anniversary of his iconic song, American Pie; recalls the turbulence of the 60s; and considers the changing landscape of music, society, and politics. Drink of choice: Jefferson’s Rye Whiskey.


Oct 9, 2016

On this episode, Juliette’s driveway drinking is interrupted by a four-legged intruder, people generally suck, the dickhead spectrum gets heavy, layers are shed, and a weekend getaway goes south thanks to dragon’s breath coffee and the Pinball Wizard. Drink of choice is Henry McKenna 10-year bourbon.

Oct 2, 2016

On this episode, Juliette combats bullying, shops for hillbilly treasures, locks eyes with a retail Nazi, throws out a few slugs, appreciates hedonism, evaluates her blood-alcohol content, and steps out with a whole new sweaty funk … All while drinking Belle Meade bourbon.

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Sep 25, 2016

On this episode, Juliette realizes when she is not at her best, falls victim to the rainbow connection, details the horrors of Hollywood, finds a funky sandwich, discovers her guy has super powers, and has a stingray incident ... all while drinking Town Branch rye whiskey.

Sep 18, 2016

Three legendary country artists come together for this interview episode: TG Sheppard, Janie Fricke, and Joey Canyon. From stories about Elvis to singing with George Jones and Lynn Anderson, this episode showcases the best of traditional country music and how Joey Canyon is bringing it back to the mainstream with his cable series The Joey Canyon Show. This episode is best enjoyed with a glass of whiskey. Juliette's "unconventional" choice is Clyde May's Alabama-stlyle whiskey.

Sep 11, 2016

On this episode, Juliette celebrates bourbon heritage month by telling the story of an unfortunate driveway drinking episode, dismisses a neighborhood imp, regrets giving away her phone number, and experiences a drug addled exorcism... all while drinking Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Sep 4, 2016

Juliette gets extra feisty on this episode and objects to a hipster bar, breaks out her emergency bourbon, gets sucked into a furry throng, respects the alligator, and calculates girl math in attempt to prevent a magical disaster ... All while drinking Old Weller Antique bourbon.

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