Thursday, May 2, 2019

An Interview with Hugh Howey, author of Wool

Hugh Howey
Author of Wool
Robyn and I were super thrilled to have the opportunity to interview bestselling author Hugh Howey for our May 2 episode of Tipsy Nerds Book Club. Hugh is the author of Wool, the 2011 self-published book that made Hugh a publishing sensation.

Hugh parlayed his publishing success into the life of his dreams. He is currently living aboard his boat, Wayfinder, and is sailing around the world. We had a chance to catch up with Hugh while he was docked in Brisbane, Australia.

This was a particularly tipsy episode! Check it out:

The drinks for this episode are both fun and delicious. Hugh's favorite cocktail is an Old Fashioned, so we created a new take on an old drink. You can check out the recipe for "Howey's Old Fashioned" on the Tipsy Nerds website. And inspired by the stratified existence of the dwellers of the silo, Robyn created the "Silo 17 Shooter", a super strong flaming cocktail! Drink at your own risk!

The "Howey Old Fashioned" in honor of Hugh Howey, author of Wool

The "Silo 17 Shooter", inspired by Wool by Hugh Howey

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Don't Panic! The Tipsy Nerds Guide to the Universe

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
featured in Episode 3 of Tipsy Nerds Book Club Podcast
I can’t believe we’ve already got Episode 3 of the Tipsy Nerds Book Club podcast out! It feels like just a few weeks ago that I had the idea for this podcast, and Robyn and I have spent over three months learning how to podcast and creating the first few episodes.

We are having a blast reading the books, experimenting with drink recipes to create the best one for the episode, and then, of course, nerding out together about these great Sci-Fi and Fantasy stories.

This episode was particularly fun. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has a recipe within the story for the Galaxy’s best cocktail: the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. The one we came up with is super tasty, but be warned—it will knock you on your backside if you drink too many or too fast! I think we achieved the "brain smashed in by a lemon peel wrapped around a gold brick."

You can subscribe on iTunes here, or listen on GooglePlay here.

And, we’re nerding out this week about Game of Thrones, Season 8, and preparing for the upcoming carnage we all fear is coming. Who lives? Who dies? Will there even be an Iron Throne left? Nerd out with us and hear my favorite fan theory for what happens to Cersei in our latest YouTube video (see below).

Thanks for checking it out :-)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

If you’re a fan of Science Fiction & Fantasy stories, and of tasty beverages, then this new podcast is for you!

My podcasting partner Robyn Dabney and I have created a fun podcast that combines the best of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, nerding out and combined it with tasty craft cocktails.

The result?

The Tipsy Nerds Book Club podcast.

Each week we read one of the books from the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy stories list (as voted by their listeners). We recreate a cocktail from the book—or, if the book doesn't mention alcohol—we invent a cocktail inspired by the story. Then we drink the cocktail while we podcast.

Our podcast will also feature fabulous authors as guest hosts or we’ll interview authors of the books we feature.

We’re so excited to announce that the amazing Hugh Howey, author of the international bestseller Wool, will join us as a guest for Episode 4. Can’t wait to hear what Hugh has been up to in the land down under—and what he’s working on now.

Hugh Howey, author of Wool
Wool, by Hugh Howey

Robyn loves styling the drinks. Here’s one of her amazing photos of our take on the White Walker drink:

White Walker cocktail, inspired by A Game of Thrones
by George RR Martin. Photo ©RS Dabney, 2019

The show officially premiers April 11, 2019, with Episode 1: Huzzah! Winter is Coming, but you can get a preview of what’s to come with our trailer episode here:

Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes so you never miss an episode: Tipsy Nerds on iTunes

Want to support this free content and ensure that we keep bringing you guest authors, fun conversation and cocktail recipes? Hop on over to Patreon and become a patron of the show. We appreciate the support of every patronage tier!

You can learn more about Tipsy Nerds Book Club, the show hosts, get recipes for the cocktails and more over on the Tipsy Nerds website. Check it out here.

And stay tuned for more to come!

“Two tipsy nerds, one great story.”

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