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Ep 23: I'll Drink to That

We invite you to lean back, relax, and indulge in a nice refreshing beverage with us! Quench your thirst with amazing facts about beloved beverages: milkshakes, sodas, hot chocolate, and more. Find out what "boba" really means and what is really the WORST DRINK ever. Dana tries to stump us with Snapple lid factoids, and Chris hosts the game "Pepsi or Coke?" 

ALSO: another 80's version Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!, and a *very* special round of New York City trivia

RUNTIME: 41 minutes 12 seconds



Featured interlude music:

"Soda Shop" by Jay Brannan Amazon | iTunes 

"New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra Amazon | iTunes 

"Istanbul" by They Might Be Giants Amazon | iTunes 


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Reader Comments (9)

Those vintage trivia battle cards need some editing!

I was LOOKING at my copy of Jane Eyre when I was listening to the trivia question about the book's author, and it is definitely Charlotte Bronte, not Emily. Chris was right!

Thanks for making this podcast! It's given me another reason to look forward to Tuesdays. :)

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Love you guys and your show!

Ohhh, but the Jane Eyre thing definitely got me a little riled up -- probably a sign of being really invested in the podcast. :)

Jane Eyre is of my favorites, and as I am one of four sisters, I know I would not be happy with my sister stealing my literary thunder!

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Fun fact. Dr. Pepper Snapple group also Makes Mott's applesauce

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew W

Fun fact: The correct word is Maya when talking about those people or their culture, not 'Mayan'. The only time you use 'Mayan' is when speaking about their architecture. Not sure why that little tidbit stuck in my head...

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJillSammich

"Istanbul, Not Constantinople," which you credited to They Might Be Giants, is actually a cover of a 1950s pop classic. It was famously performed by Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald though they were almost certainly covering it, too (everyone did back then).

Keep up the good work!

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Charles

First time listener, and very upset by the Jane Eyre question.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbucci

From Eastern Connecticut - Coffee syrup was a staple to be found in my memere's ( quebecois for gramma, pronounced memmay) fridge every time we grandkids were over for a visit. Many of her family ( she was youngest of 15 kids) lived in Rhode Island. for such a small state , there are a lot of unique foods associated with it. Del's Frozen lemonade, RI Clam Chowder ( clear broth, not red or creamy) cabinets! etc. and coffee syrup - yumm. ( Meme' also kept moxie in the fridge too) how did you guys miss on Moxie?

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpatrick

First of all, you guys are the best thing since Hugh Hefner ;) I BELIEVE in this episode you guys spoke about the various uses of the terms pop and soda etc and how those uses varied depending on geographic location... so I though you would find this interactive infographic incredibly interesting! (Created by a crafty colleague of mine)

Love love LOVE you all <3

July 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterspacecat_sarah

I realize this is quite old, but both Atlas and Prometheus are titans with statues outside 30 Rock.

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