Episode #171 – Talking To Aliens About Gem City and Punch

Episode #171 – Talking To Aliens About Gem City and Punch


It’s all about the aliens this week as Ginny and Charlie debate whether or not society should reach out to the stars to make first contact. In addition, Charlie has some wild stories to tell from Gem City Comic Con, we learn what Ginny has been up to, a victorian punch is shared and some NPR approved music is sampled. All in a Tonic days work and we invite you to sit back, toast yourselves and enjoy!

Run Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
Download the episode: charlietonichour171.mp3

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Segment 1 – Discourse Intercourse
(Segment Begins 16 Seconds Into The Show)

A Killer Marini
Gem City Comic Con
Super Fly Podcasting Fun
The Podcast Chuck Discusses
Segment 2 – Talking To Aliens
(Segment Begins 18 Minutes and 21 Seconds Into The Show)
The Article We Discuss
It Could Be A Really Bad Idea For Us to Contact Aliens

Segment 3 – Bottoms Up
Victorian Gin Punch
(Segment Begins 48 Minutes and 33 Seconds Into The Show)
3 lemons
¾ cup sugar
1 750-milliliter bottle gin
½ cup orange liqueur
1 liter seltzer, chilled.

  1. Use a vegetable peeler to peel long strips of pith-free skin from the lemons. Place peels in a bowl, add sugar, muddle vigorously and allow to steep 2 to 3 hours. Juice lemons to obtain 3/4 cup. Pour lemon juice over peels and stir to dissolve sugar. Transfer to a 3-quart pitcher half-filled with ice.
  2. Add gin, liqueur and seltzer. Stir and pour into punch cups or short-stemmed glasses, and serve.

Source: Cooking NY Times

Segment 4 – Closing Out The Show
Stuff You Should Know
(Segment Begins 55 Minutes and 39 Seconds Into The Show)
Charlie’s Featured Music This Week
Whitehorse – Sweet Disaster

Referenced Article
Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing

The Music You Hear Throughout the Episode
Ford Theatre Reunion
All Music Featured Comes From FTR’s
Famous Monsters Album
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