Meet our Partner “A Drink With”

If you could have a drink with anyone, who would it be? A Drink With is a one-of-a-kind series that sits down with the most interesting and influential people over a drink and shares their inspiring success stories. Hillary Sawchuk from A Drink With captures true personalities. Whether it’s a coffee or beer, she creates a relaxed atmosphere that allows her interview subjects to get comfortable and open up in thoughtful and unexpected ways. A Drink With – The Podcast is recorded in the Foundation Studio located in the Detroit Foundation Hotel.

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Whether it’s art, business, sports, music or entertainment, let this be your place for storytelling and conversation. Please inquire at the link email below to book your studio time with us today.

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A home for storytelling, our podcast studio is all about bringing people together. From the Shinola Runwell Turntable to the wall-mounted Wallace Detroit Guitar—made with reclaimed wood from the old Detroit Fire Department—it’s decorated with inspiration in mind. Easily observed from the street, the studio has hosted prominent voices such as Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal and Hillary Sawchuk, host of A Drink With. Whether it’s hosting a local, a hotel guest that’s renting out the room or a celebrity that’s just dropping by, the studio is a place where culture and conversation can flourish.

The views, opinions, and positions expressed by individuals using the studio do not reflect those of the Detroit Foundation Hotel or its affiliates.

Live on Air

  • Episode 6 – Ed Welburn

    In Episode 6, Hillary Sawchuk sits down with Ed Welburn at Foundation Studio. Ed Welburn of Detroit is one of the most influential designers of our time. He was the VP of Global Design at General Motors for 13 years of his 44 years at GM. It’s only fitting to have this chat in the Motor City at Detroit Foundation Hotel. Pour yourself a martini and listen in as we talk about his conversation with Barack Obama, how to manage creatives, what makes a good design, how a clear vision is needed to be successful and what the the bankruptcy was really like at GM.

    Listen to "Episode 6 – Ed Welburn" on Spreaker.


  • Episode 5 – Kelli Coleman

    In the 5th Episode of A Drink With – The Podcast, entrepreneur Kelli Coleman of The TEN Nail Bar, gets real about the ups and downs of starting your own business. She talks about why Detroit is an entrepreneurial wonderland and drops so much insight and words of wisdom that will keep you going on your journey. She reminds us to banish self-doubt, lean into conflict and how if you have a problem sometimes you just have to get in there and figure out how to fix it your damn self.

    Listen to "Episode 5 – Kelli Coleman" on Spreaker.


  • Episode 4 – Kelly Rizzo

    In Episode 4, Hillary Sawchuk sits down with TV host Kelly Rizzo of Eat Travel Rock to discuss her first visit to Detroit. We talk first impressions of the city and what she is going to report back to her Chicago and L.A. friends. We’ll also dig into what it’s like to turn your passions into a brand, monetizing your Instagram account, how to handle rejection and what advice her boyfriend (Bob Saget) has given her about the entertainment industry.

    Listen to "Episode 4 – Kelly Rizzo" on Spreaker.


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