Listen to The Backstory: Our new podcast with Jason Bentley
We’ve teamed up with the award-winning radio host and Little Beach House Malibu member Jason Bentley to bring you our new podcast The Backstory, a series of insightful discussions that breaks down the alchemy of the creative process.
The Backstory pairs creative innovators – thinkers, artists, and tastemakers – together to share ideas and make connections. Join Bentley every week to hear never-before-told stories about his guests’ personal stories and the projects that shaped their careers.
Brought to you in partnership with D'USSE Cognac.
Episode 3: director Paul Feig and comedian Margaret Cho discuss women’s influence in comedy, cancel culture, and the importance of supporting marginalised communities
Sweet Talk, inspired by Bentley’s conversation with Paul Feig and Margaret Cho, mixes D’USSÉ VSOP with Martini Fiero, St-Germain and simple syrup to create a savoury balance between bitterness and sweetness.
1.5 parts D’USSÉ VSOP
¾ part Martini Fiero
1 part St-Germain
1 barspoon simple syrup
Grapefruit peel for garnish
1. Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass and stir for 10 seconds.
2. Strain and serve in a glass of your choice.
Episode 7: director Darius Marder and composer Ludwig Göransson
Episode 6: actor Casey Affleck and Kathryn Scanlan
Episode 5: director Bryan Fogel
Episode 4: playwright Kemp Powers and composer Terence Blanchard
Episode 2: actors Rosalind Chao and Justin H Min
Episode 1: actor Kristen Bell and organisational psychologist Adam Grant
House tip: how to make a Sweet Talk cocktail
Inspired by this week’s episode of The Backstory, Sullivan Doh, D'USSÉ Cognac’s global brand ambassador and mixologist, has created a brand-new cocktail. Watch Doh and Jason Bentley as they prepare a Sweet Talk cocktail