47: Cheers to the Circus | P.T. Barnum, Drunk Elephants, Hartford Circus Fire

47: Cheers to the Circus | P.T. Barnum, Drunk Elephants, Hartford Circus Fire

We're celebrating P.T. Barnum's birthday this week in an episode featuring the history (and name) of the infamous circus theme music, a history of P.T. Barnum, the Hartford Circus Fire, stories of elephants in the circus, and circus lingo.

This episode's wine: Michael David Winery 2013 Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon
This episode's cheese: Jalapeño Havarti & Basil and Herb Cheese
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45: Cheers to Ice Cream | History of Frozen Desserts, Carvel Secrets, Pun Quiz

45: Cheers to Ice Cream | History of Frozen Desserts, Carvel Secrets, Pun Quiz

It's summer, and we don't know about you, but we feel there's nothing like a nice, cold ice cream on a hot summer day! We raise our glasses (and spoons) to this amazing treat. We even had to pause recording to eat the decadent delicacy!

This episode's wine: Fleur de Nina Brut Rose
This episode's cheese: Double Cream Brie
This episode's ice cream: Graeter's Cheese Crown Ice Cream
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44: Cheers to Insects | Awesome Ants, Busy Bees, Bugs of Nightmares

44: Cheers to Insects | Awesome Ants, Busy Bees, Bugs of Nightmares

Stop right there if you have a delicate stomach. We're talking about creepy, crawly insects this week. And, despite looking for the positive traits of them, we can say with certainty -- nope, some of them can be downright jerks!

This episode's wine: Tremo 2014 Rioja Tempranillo
This episode's cheese: Smoked Gouda
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43: Cheers to Architecture | Frank Lloyd Wright, The Brooklyn Bridge, Building FAILS

43: Cheers to Architecture | Frank Lloyd Wright, The Brooklyn Bridge, Building FAILS

Build your knowledge with this episode celebrating architecture in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday! Learn why blueprints used to be blue, why "Star-chitechs" are divas, and prepare to have some favorite sitcoms ruined by nitpicking the structural flaws of TV houses.

This episode's wine: Blue Vin Riesling from Mosel, Germany
This episode's cheese: Sartori MontAmore
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42: Cheers to Numbers | Unlucky 13, Rule of Three, Numbers Music Quiz

42: Cheers to Numbers | Unlucky 13, Rule of Three, Numbers Music Quiz

For episode 42, we had to do something related to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," but since neither of us had read the book, we decided to raise our glasses to numbers, instead! Aside from 42 being the ultimate answer, we also look at the number 3 in religions, how 30 percent of data begins with the number 1, and why 13 is really just the Jan Brady of numbers.

This episode's wine: Bell'Agio Rosso Dolce
This episode's cheese: Trader Joe's Cheddar with Caramelized Onions
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41: Cheers to Scraps | Cats on Ships, Farkle, Sinead O'Connor

41: Cheers to Scraps | Cats on Ships, Farkle, Sinead O'Connor

We celebrate James' birthday by raising our glasses to James' favorite meal: scraps! But, instead of leftover food, we decided to go back and use some of our research from past episodes we never got to talk about.

This episode's wine: Longitude 2015 White Wine
This episode's cheese: Trader Joe's Red Leicester with Chili and Red Bell Pepper
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40: Cheers to Gadgets | Crazy Patents, Inspector Gadget, Planned Obsolescence

40: Cheers to Gadgets | Crazy Patents, Inspector Gadget, Planned Obsolescence

In honor of our appearance on Home Gadget Geeks on Thursday, we're raising out glasses to gadgets. We learn about patent trolls; some fun facts about everyone's favorite syndicated cartoon, "Inspector Gadget;" and Emily finds out that Planned Obsolescence isn't just a conspiracy theory.

This episode's wine: Da Vinci Chianti, 2014
This episode's cheese: Colby Jack
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39: Cheers to Guilty Pleasures | The Jerry Springer Show, Psychology of Guilt and Pleasure, Astrology

39: Cheers to Guilty Pleasures | The Jerry Springer Show, Psychology of Guilt and Pleasure, Astrology

Don't be ashamed you tuned in this week to hear about our adventure on The Jerry Springer Show (as audience members, not guests), the reason guilt-free foods don't taste as good, or how awful Japanese television can be. And, go ahead, you can do the Jerry chant right along with us!

This episode's wine: 19 Crimes 2015 Red Wine, South Eastern Australia
This episode's cheese: Cheddar with Sauteed Onions from Trader Joe's
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37: Cheers to Tabletop Games | Monopoly in World War II, History of the Ouija Board, Scrimish Giveaway

37: Cheers to Tabletop Games | Monopoly in World War II, History of the Ouija Board, Scrimish Giveaway

Game on! Blow on those dice, spend 30 minutes setting up that elaborate game board, and get ready to raise your glasses to Tabletop games -- either a great way to socialize, or the way to end friendships, as we discover in this episode. All in honor of International Tabletop Day, which is April 30th.

This episode's wine: 2014 Jigsaw Pinot Noir, Oregon
This episode's cheese: Aged Reserve White Cheddar
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36: Cheers to Marijuana | The History of 420, CBD-Rich Hemp Oil, Reefer Madness

36: Cheers to Marijuana | The History of 420, CBD-Rich Hemp Oil, Reefer Madness

Even though we aren't getting high in this episode, we're still celebrating 420! Sit back, toke up, and let us be your spirit guide through the origins of 420, the science behind marijuana, CBD-rich hemp oil, some famous potheads, and the propaganda surrounding "Reefer Madness."

This episode's wine: Dansk Mjod Viking Blod Hibiscus and Honey Mead, Denmark
This episode's cheese: Garden Vegetable andSweet Basil
We also tried Brown Ale made with hemp from Humbold Brewing Company
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35: Cheers to Records | Record Store Day, Recording History, Unskippable Podcast

35: Cheers to Records | Record Store Day, Recording History, Unskippable Podcast

In honor of Record Store Day (and a belated Rex Manning Day), we're talking about vinyl in this episode! You know, those things your parents had in milk crates that now you see hipsters walking around with. Emily also talks to James and her husband about their new podcast, Unskippable!

This episode's wine: The Art of the Vintage Rotation 2011 Merlot, Napa, California
This episode's cheese: Havarti
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34: Cheers to Water | ULLA Giveaway, Health Benefits of Water, Bottled Water Controversy

34: Cheers to Water | ULLA Giveaway, Health Benefits of Water, Bottled Water Controversy

We love our wine and all, but we can't always bring it with us everywhere we go (although, we've tried). This week, we're looking at that other popular beverage of choice, water! Plus, we have a special giveaway for the ULLA - Smart Hydration Reminder!

This episode's wine: 90+ Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 53
This episode's cheese: Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar
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33: Cheers to Comedy | with Everyone Has a Podcast

33: Cheers to Comedy | with Everyone Has a Podcast

No, your podcast-listening device isn't broken. Our cold opening clip will make sense later in the episode. We're joined by Adam and Bryon from Everyone Has a Podcast this week, helping us talk all about comedy.

This week's wine: Poggionotte Nero d'Avola from Sicily
This week's cheese: Colby Jack
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Special Announcement: James and Mark have a podcast!

James couldn't get enough podcasting, and it was only a matter of time before the podcasting bug got to Emily's husband, Mark.

They took their knowledge of music and started their own music album review podcast: Unskippable.

James and Mark review one new album being released each week and make the other listen to one of their old favorites, which they can't skip, love it or hate it.

If you liked our Cheers to Guys Night episode, you'll love their podcast!

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32: Cheers to March Madness | Bracket Building, March Hares, NCAA Controversy

32: Cheers to March Madness | Bracket Building, March Hares, NCAA Controversy

This isn't just about basketball, although if you've made a bracket, you'll be happy to know you're probably doing better than Emily, who picked her winning team based on a comfy T-shirt.

This episode's wine: Hess Select 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa County, California
This episode's cheese: Farmhouse English cheddar with Italian truffles (not chocolate truffles) and Wensleydale English Cheese
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31: Cheers to Mistakes | Movie Mistakes, Accidental Inventions, Bloopers

31: Cheers to Mistakes | Movie Mistakes, Accidental Inventions, Bloopers

Humans are prone to mistakes, but as Bob Ross says, "There are no mistakes, just happy accidents!" Well, unless you count some of the biggest mistakes in history, which we talk about. But we also talk about why making mistakes is actually a good thing, plus we throw in some of our many bloopers you've never heard before. And, thanks to special guests Paul and Wayne from The Countdown: Movies and TV Reviews podcast for giving us the top mistakes made in movies!

This episode's wine: 90+ Cellars Big Red Blend, Lot 113 from California, 2014
This episode's cheese: Goat Cheese: Plain, Herb and 4-Pepper
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30: Cheers to the Sun | Eclipses, Myths & Legends, The Woman Who Owns the Sun

30: Cheers to the Sun | Eclipses, Myths & Legends, The Woman Who Owns the Sun

Excited about the total solar eclipse this week? We are. In fact, we're turning this #WineWednesday into SUN-day, if you get our drift. This episode is all about that big ball of gas we know and love: The Sun!

This episode's wine: La Maialina 2014 Chianti, Italy
This episode's cheese: Port Wine Cheddar
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