Episode 027: Palomas, Sex Wizards, and Handlebar Chest-staches

Palomas are wonderful. Tequila! That is all you need to know. After a history of this mysteriously delicious draught, Kate and Josh move on to talk about how Gene Hackman once was like the Gorton’s Fisherman, how Robin Williams was a creepy stalker, and how Frank Langella got laid six ways from Sunday. Join us, eh?

Movies: “The Poseidon Adventure” and “Good Morning, Vietnam
Recommendations: “True Detective,” “Rubber,” “The Splendid Things We Planned” and “The Joyners in 3D.”

Show Notes:
1. “La Paloma,” sung by Julio Iglesias, best listened to whilst wasting your life away in southern Mexico.
2. Alternatively, you can listen to this and experience what Kate was waiting for the entire podcast.
3. Does there necessarily have to be a morning after? Check out the song set to clips from the movie here. Honestly, Kate may have confused “The Morning After” with “Angel of the Morning.”
4. Hellllllooo ladies. Warning: Authentic 70s man meat incoming!
5. Speaking of dating around, check out “Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage” by Stephanie Coontz. It’s a wonderful survey of marital traditions and expectations throughout human history. Turns out love and marriage do not, in fact, go together like a horse and carriage. Sorry, Frank.

Episode 026: Whiskey Sour, Scheherezade and Laughing Gas

It’s sweet! It’s tart! It’s like a Smartie made of whiskey and it’s our companion for the next hour. In movies, we grin and bear it through yet another Robin Williams movie and, surprise, find a movie neither Josh nor Kate has seen that we both end up liking. Also, a dentist urges you not to avoid nitrous oxide. Join us!

Movies: “Aladdin,” “Cloverfield
Recommendations: “Justified” and “Synecdoche, New York

Show Notes:
1. Aha! The Ward Eight got its name from a heavily democratic district in Boston, Massachusetts that supported state legislator/political boss Martin M. Lomasney. As with all drink origin stories, please take this information with a grain of salt. Or an egg white. Whatever suits your fancy.