We drink vodka! All the hacky Russian jokes you expect, you’re gonna get in this episode. Kate discovers Russian demolition derby. Josh goes on a crusade with the Livonian Knights. Join us!
Yo-ho-ho! Rum is the by-product of sugar, but it’s the whole subject of this week’s show. Josh pitches Kate on Laurence Olivier in an eyepatch (not a hard sell). Kate laments the awkwardness of dads. Join us!
Kate and Josh begin a look at the base liquors that make up your favorite cocktails with a dive into the history and vibrant present of gin, the juniper-est sauce in the Navy. Kate explains chaps to Josh. Josh explains why he’d never be able to AirBnB. Join us!
Our shallow dive into party food reaches its briny depths with this week’s discussion of the humble shrimp cocktail. Kate teaches us about Fanny Cradock and the Major. Josh ponders the theology of the Blue Oyster Cult. Join us!
Classy fish eggs lead to a discussion of why air doesn’t have more fans, followed my memories of Exhaust Pointe, Kate’s favorite childhood amusement park. Join us, won’t you?
Lil Smokeys. Vienna sausages. Cocktail wieners. Call them what you like, tiny sausages are our entryway into the wide world of finger food. Kate and Josh explore the differences between canapés, hors dóeuvres and crudités before watching “Runaway Train,” the 1985 action movie that features enough scenery to sustain the appetites of both Eric Roberts and Jon Voight. Join us!
The Mudslide mixes three sweet things into something impossibly sweet and yet still pretends to be a cocktail and not a dessert. After discussing the history of phone books and the gender politics of buying the wonder drug Domicil, Kate and Josh watch “The Believers,” a forgettable thriller from 1987.