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The 10 Most Memorable Moments from the First 100 Episodes of Manufacturing Happy Hour
Episode 10019th July 2022 • Manufacturing Happy Hour • Chris Luecke
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We’ve just hit our milestone episode! The big 100, so it makes perfect sense to mark the occasion with a special episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour.

While Manufacturing Happy Hour has been around for over 5 years, over the course of 75+ videos and over 130 episodes, we’re choosing to label this one Episode 100 (even if it is closer to 200 episodes at this point).

In this episode, we’ll recount 10 of the most memorable moments from the past 5 years, but they might not be the moments you expect. From live events to a few surprise moments, get ready for a beer-fueled Top 10 list that should get you excited for the next 100 episodes to come.

Hear everything from hilarious beer-related moments to some of the great connections that Chris has made along the way. He also takes us back to the show’s early days and sheds a little light on how far he’s come alongside his community.

Chris ties things up by giving some insight behind why he created Manufacturing Happy Hour in the first place and why he intends to stick to that with future episodes.

Here’s to another 100 episodes, cheers!

In this episode:

  • Chris’ shoutout to the Manufacturing Happy Hour industry community
  • How Chris created the show
  • Chris talks about what he particularly appreciates from the show’s early days
  • A few funny moments featured on the show
  • The moment Chris realized the show’s reach went well beyond the Bay Area
  • The realities of filming at live events
  • How the show transitioned from Rockwell Automation-centric video series to a podcast
  • Chris talks about the inspiration behind his first virtual Happy Hour
  • How Manufacturing Happy Hour has helped Chris make new connections

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Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I love that I’ve been able to make connections on the show, but what I love more is the connections my listeners end up making.”
  • “It’s been great seeing the power of a platform that had once been a humble Bay Area video show expand its reach in areas I didn’t necessarily have a huge community in.”
  • “One major thing I’ve learned since I started recording live interviews and shows is that not everything goes according to plan, and you’ve got to roll with the punches.”

Links & mentions:

  • Pandemic episode
  • Pubcast Worldwide, Chris’ other podcast, focused on beer and beverages around the world
  • Haymarket Brewing, and the location of the 2019 Automation Fair Pre-Party

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