We’re back, and our snifters are full of that most grape-y of base liquors, brandy. Josh learns how to test booze by exploding it, and Kate learns that Winston Churchill was getting free Turkish hooch long after he was dead. Join us!
Raylan Givens says bourbon tastes like a warm summer day, and who are we to argue? Our survey of base liquors alights on the patriotic choice of all Kentuckians. Josh discovers the forgotten states of Kentinia and Virgucky. Kate has trouble with the “ch” sound. 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?
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.