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June 30, 2015 / Nikki

Flicks and Swizzle Sticks – Chittles Grab Bag

I have been waiting two years for this podcast! I (Nikki) was joined by Kate (the wife) and Mike (the brother) for this extra special hour-long extravaganza. The rules for this show were as follows:

  1. Each pick one movie with a back-up option
  2. The movies had to be significant to us as a family
  3. No research allowed!
  4. Add alcohol

I cheated and chose two, but I would have been remiss (that’s the word!) if I hadn’t included Moulin Rouge, as we have watched that movie an obscene number of times as a family. The others we discuss are Into The Woods, The Others, and The Goonies. Quite a wide range of options in this bunch (with 50% Nicole Kidman representation!), so there should be something for everyone in this show. I very much apologize that it’s been so long since our last podcast, but I promise to have another one in the hopper for next month. I’m back on the scene, I swear!

For this show, we “enjoyed” some Bud Light Rita Fiestas, which we learned later are much better on ice!

June 13, 2015 / Rev

Episode 101: Merry Shannon and Prayer of the Handmaiden

We’re very excited to have award winning author Merry Shannon as our guest. Sit back and enjoy the show and be sure to get entered to win a copy of her new release, Prayer of the Handmaiden. If you can’t wait, you can follow the link and buy yourself a copy or download a sample.

Be sure to watch and answer the question to be eligible to win a copy of Prayer of the Handmaiden!

May 13, 2015 / Rev

Episode 100 – The Winter People

Our favorite guest co-host Colette Moody joined in on the SPOILER FILLED discussion of Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People. If you plan to read the book and don’t want to have the ending completely revealed, stop listening before the second half of the show. I think you’re safe before that. I repeat: This show is chock full of spoilers. Filled to the brim. You’ve been warned.

In celebration of our 100th episode, we’re giving away either a coffee mug or a pint glass from our Cafe Press store ( so be sure to leave a comment no later than June 12th. You can let us know what your favorite line from this show was or if you have a favorite episode that you’d like to mention or you can just say hello. Whatever you like. We’re easy. Well, Andy is anyway…

A big thanks to everyone who has helped us and supported us over the past 100 Cocktail Hour episodes. We couldn’t have done it without all of the wonderful supporters, co-hosts, listeners, and authors who have been a part of Cocktail Hour Productions. Thank you!

April 17, 2015 / Rev

Conversations at the Bar – Renee MacKenzie

Hello listeners! She’s baaaack. That’s right, author Renee MacKenzie is back, again, to wow us with her newest book, 23 Miles.

In the course of the discussion we side-lined off to other things, you know how we are, but ultimately, Renee seduced us with her smooth talking wily ways and piqued our interest in her newest novel. Don’t be shy, show Renee some love and buy her book.

You can download a sample or purchase a copy of 23 Miles by clicking here.

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