Mr. Neal: My favorite podcast right now is ‘Cocaine & Rhinestones,’ hosted by David Allan Coe’s son, Tyler Mahan Coe. It’s a very thorough history of not only country music but a lot of things surrounding it that I’m super into. The Merle Haggard episode is what got me hooked, but I devoured all of it. I love it.
Mr. McLaughlin I’m a super-light sleeper. I tried earplugs, then I upgraded to white-noise apps on my phone, but I still thought I could take this obsession even further. The octagonal LectroFan Fan Sound and White Noise Machine replicates 16 different fan sounds and white-noise frequencies and it projects the sound directly up so it reverberates around the room. I never anticipated it being such an important part of a good night’s sleep.
Mr. Neal: A whole wall of our office is covered in Merle Haggard album covers, because he’s our musical hero. But the records themselves are at my house, where I listen to them on my new record player, an Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable that my wife gave me. My collection is not just records, but Merle Haggard albums.
Mr. Neal: I carry a 40-ounce Hydro Flask water bottle everywhere I go. It’s like my lap dog. Of course, I’ve also got a lap dog. I put labels that say “Link” on every side so no matter your vantage point, you can see it’s mine. My urine is clearer than a mountain stream.
Mr. McLaughlin: I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. My wife typically doesn’t and I don’t want to be wasteful. The Coravin Wine Preservation System is a genius invention that pierces the cork so you can pour a glass, and then fills the empty space with argon gas so the wine stays completely fresh.
—Edited from an interview by Chris Kornelis