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BEFORE THE POUR SEASON 2, PART 1 - BONUS EPISODE!

Season 3, Ep. 43

Who would Audrey Frick most like to drink a bottle of wine with and what did MJ learn from her answer? What turns John Kapon on - besides his wife? Pascaline Lepeltier’s favorite cartoon? Lyle Railsback’s least favorite word? (hint, there are two of them and yup, we totally feel him!)  Bruno Almeida curses in Portuguese and Eric Asimov’s work out routine makes him a triple threat. 

 

This is Before the Pour, Season 2, Part 1 - a super fun BONUS EP that is a mixed tape of candid moments with guests from the first half of Season Two. A perfect anecdote to a stressful day - kick back, relax and listen to MJ and your favorite guests warm up and cut loose before each show. Cheers! 

 

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Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers and wine drinkers! 


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