Episode 109: Shrimp Cocktails


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!

Episode 107: Cocktail Wieners and “Runaway Train”


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!

Episode 106: Mudslides and “The Believers”


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.