Basic Brewing Radio is a brewing podcast produced by James Spencer. The podcast, released weekly on Thursdays, generally features Spencer talking to experts, brewing celebrities, or simply local homebrewers; past guests have included Charlie Papazian, John Palmer, Randy Mosher, Adam Avery, and technical representatives from companies like Wyeast, Briess, and Freshops.
There is a video version of the podcast, called Basic Brewing Video. It often features videos of brewing and also cooking demonstrations performed by Spencer's friend and frequent co-host Steve Wilkes.
While the focus of the podcast is beer, there have been several episodes of both the audio and video podcasts discussing mead, with meadmakers and meadery owners as guests, and at least one audio podcast focusing on cider as well. Other more unusual fermented beverages are sometimes discussed in the course of interviews or listener questions.