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
We start our show off with a special segment from our #PodernFamily friends Paul and Wayne from The Countdown: Movies and TV Reviews podcast giving us a list of the biggest mistakes in movies. And, if you're into talking about movies and television, old and new, and sexy Australian accents, these are the guys to listen to, so check them out! You can also follow them on Twitter.)
James talks about some great inventions that were created accidentally. Alexander Fleming, thanks for seeing that mold in a petri dish and deciding not to throw it out or put it in the fridge for someone else to worry about. Emily also points out a mistake made in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" about the origins of Post-Its.
Ever wonder just what erasers are and how they work? Emily goes through the history of these fantastic life-savers, including the fun fact that having them on top of pencils is common in America, as opposed to Europe where they never make any mistakes. (We'll confirm with Rick and Paul from Rick and Paul Heal the World about that one.) Find out the origin or correction fluid and Control-Z, as well!
And, Emily predicts the future, in a way, but here's the story she refers to she never ended up telling James after the show.
James gives us some of the biggest blunders made in history, some of which led to events that have changed the world as we know it. Despite this, we discuss how mistakes are actually necessary tools for humans to learn and grow from.
James and Emily were featured on a recent episode of Faces and Aces: Las Vegas with a mini-segment called, "Cheers to Chinese New Year"!
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Special thanks to Adam Centamore for his book, "Tasting Wine & Cheese: An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing," which inspires us to try new wine and cheese pairings in every episode!
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