Maraschino cherries & half orange slice for garnish
*Tanya prefers measuring with her heart
Rebecca: Decaf Green Tea
Kelly: Trader Joe’s Simpler Wines Peach flavor
Jamie: Elysian Brewing Space Dust IPA
Tanya: Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel by Anthony Doerr (Find it at this link: https://bit.ly/3MQ27Cb); Pachinko: A Novel by Min Jin Lee (Find it at this link: https://bit.ly/38OekIQ)–now a show on Apple TV+; Dark (a German show on Netflix); Inventing Anna (also on Netflix)
Rebecca: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (Find it at this link: https://bit.ly/3vDQngw); How to be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment by Skye C. Cleary (Find it at this link: https://bit.ly/3vY2KmB); A Novel Obsession: A Novel by Caitlin Barasch (Find it at this link: https://bit.ly/3OSDPte); & Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book by Courtney Maum (Find it at this link: https://bit.ly/3kyvQDR)
Kelly: The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections: A Novel by Eva Jurczyk (Find it at this link: https://bit.ly/3MKDPcW)
Jamie: Poirot Investigates: A Hercule Poirot Collection by Agatha Christie (Find the free eBook version at this link: https://bit.ly/3FewfF6. But also check out the audiobook version, narrated by Richard Armitage on Audible at this link: https://adbl.co/3KGnp3T or David Suchet on Audible at this link: https://adbl.co/3LVwWpn); Our Flag Means Death (HBO max); the subreddit r/HollisUncensored
Disclaimer: No one said we were original when it comes to being an American on St. Patrick’s Day. Also, our views on the quality of The Boondock Saints film is thus:
If you are a fan of the film, we may or may not contest the film’s status as a so-called “cult classic,” and may or may not agree that yes, it is about as quotable as Pulp Fiction or Ghostbusters. Also, that cast?! I mean, Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly?
If you are not a fan of the film, we may or may not find the following descriptions to be fair assessments:
“A juvenile, ugly movie that represents the worst tendencies of directors channeling Tarantino.”–Rotten Tomatoes consensus
“The Boondock Saints has ended up a cheap looking B-movie that’s pretentious, derivative, and sorely lacking a sense of fun.”–Miles Fielder (Rotten Tomatoes)
“An embarrassing waste of time, and nothing even resembling the guiltiest of guilty pleasures…”–Felix Vasquez Jr. (Rotten Tomatoes)
“If I was stuck on a desert island with only this movie and nothing else to do, I would go drown myself!”–Fitznew (IMDB)
Kelly: An Italian wine called Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Jamie: ….also Guinness
Brian: Giolitti for gelato (Rome); All’Antico Vinaio for sandwiches (Florence)
Kelly: Mr. Mayor (Hulu); Go visit some museums or theaters, etc. before the next COVID variant hits!
Kelly: Get your Covid boosters; enjoy some Song Hill Wine (find it here: https://songhillwinery.com); and Rebecca Hall’s book Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (which you can find at this link: https://bit.ly/3pmP3LX). Be sure to check out Kelly’s other podcast Unsung History for an upcoming episode with Dr. Hall!
Jamie: An essay collection edited by Lynne Van Luven called Nobody’s Mother: A Life Without Kids (which you can find at this link: https://bit.ly/3qih8Du)
Southside Cocktail, to represent the area in which Kelly lives
2 ounces gin
1 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1 sprig mint
1 fresh mint leaf
Doc Oc (aka Release the Kraken), because Jamie was lazy
however many ounces of Kraken rum your day calls for
as much Dr. Pepper as will fit in the glass that’s already filled with rum
Paul: Courtney’s book An Organ of Murder: Crime, Violence, and Phrenology in 19th Century America, which you can find by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3p1YuQK and the 1974 Grateful Dead Summer Tour. Find Paul on Twitter where you can learn more about the history of FEW Spirits and their products: @fewspirits.
Courtney: the French 75, animal adoption (adopt, don’t shop), Taylor Swift’s Evermore and Folklore albums, and Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups (which are truly to die for). Find Courtney on Twitter and follow here immediately. It’ll be the best decision of your day: @Dr_C_Thompson.
Kelly: Heather Cox Richardson’s books To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (which you can find by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3q9vlT5) and How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America (which can be find via this link: https://bit.ly/3yADALN). You can find Heather Cox Richardson on Twitter for top notch historical and political contend: @HC_Richardson.
Jamie: Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry’s brand spankin’ new release The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe (which you can snag by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3e2pc5t). You can find the two of them on Twitter. Follow them. You won’t be disappointed: Matt (@prof_gabriele) and David (@lollardfish).
And, as always, you can find the show on Twitter (@UncorkedHistory), as well as Kelly (@FeministKelly) and Jamie (@L_Historienne)!