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From Grunge to Go-Go

It may come as a surprise to many of you that despite my love of elaborate and revealing costumes, I am actually not very well versed in the womanly arts. If you had met me at aged 16 you would never have believed that the girl in the combat pants and baggy band shirt would one day be the Ginny Tonic you...

What You Can Learn from St Patrick’s Day

On Episode Eleven I told Charlie a little about the history of Saint Patrick’s Day. The holiday has evolved from a day where a persecuted minority celebrated their national heritage to a day where everyone is “Irish for the day” and every bar tries to sell you some green beer and Guinness. As a nation we...

Who Wants a Delicious Aloysius?

Normally on Tuesdays we post the recipe to the drink we are making for this week’s podcast so those of you who wish to can play along at home while you listen to us imbibe. But this week is different. While you will hear some of the ingredients of the lovely dueling drinks Delicious Aloysius and Sex...

Katniss Everdeen: Feminist Role Model or Not?

As I said in Episode Ten this week, after years of hearing the hype and listening to my bibliophile friends rave and recommend, I finally broke down and read The Hunger Games. I trusted my friends when they said I would not be able to put it down but I was also too repulsed by the concept, (in a dystopian...

A Video A Day

We may be stating the obvious but here at the Charlie Tonic Hour, we really like music. Also, we really like our readers. But most of all, we really like sharing the music we love with our dear readers. If you were paying close attention, you have already noticed a new area of the site that went live late...

Meet Stitcher

One of our goals here at the Charlie Tonic Hour is to make it easy for you to listen to our show and that has us looking for new avenues to deliver our hour to you. Recently, we learned of a great app which allows you to listen to the Charlie Tonic Hour on demand on your smart phone or iPad. We invite you...

You are Where You Eat: The Rookwood Bar and Restaurant

Sometimes it can be hard to show off Cincinnati to people who are visiting from out of town. There are so few nationally known landmarks or culturally important areas. When my British friends are visiting us, the people they meet here always seem mystified as to why on Earth anyone would choose to visit...

When Science and Science Fiction Collide

Dr Forge has a very interesting article over on the Pandoracon website that compares how antimatter is used in Star Trek versus how we are currently able to use it. There is more overlap between the use of physics on Star Trek the use of of physics in real world than you would initially assume. Penn State...

Valentine’s Day Advice

On Episode Seven Charlie and I give some of our thoughts and advice for Valentine’s Day but unfortunately that episode doesn’t go live until tomorrow and you need to get laid tonight. Therefore before all of our horny listeners head out for their Valentine’s Date let me pass on this little...

Weekend Wrap Up: Blogging, Beer and a Go-Go Emergency

I’ve been out in public in a corset and bustle. I’ve danced in public with my underwear showing. I have publicly declared myself a romance aficionado and re-named myself after a cocktail that I don’t even drink. But this weekend marked a new step for me. This weekend I publicly declared myself a blogger....

We Want Your Sex…y Songs

Loyal listeners to The Charlie Tonic Hour will remember that on Episode Six we requested that you send us suggestions for your favorite sexy song for a Valentine’s music segment to debut on Episode Seven. So here we are again, asking you to lay it on us. What music gets you in the mood? Do you like...

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

  On Episode Six of The Charlie Tonic Hour we discuss an upcoming TV show that has both of Charlie and I excited. I have been a huge fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender since I first saw it while visiting with a friend. Although this friend had kids who loved it, she herself couldn’t wait for us to...

Can a Book that Turns you on Still be Great Literature? In Defense of Trashy Books

On Episode Five, Charlie and I gave our review of the best romance novel ever written: Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. I also explain a little bit about why I have come to not only love the genre but also publicly defend it. It’s not easy for a woman who considers herself intelligent, well read, and...

Charlie Tonic Takes Cincinnati!

It’s been an amazing first month here at The Charlie Tonic Hour and new and exciting things just keep happening. Not since Shane, the Zoo’s new African pygmy hedgehog, has Cincinnati been so excited about a funny-looking new arrival. First of all, Charlie and I want to say thank you everyone who has...

Pandoracon: Leave Your Real World Far Behind!

On Episode Four this week Charlie talked about a website he was building for Pandora Promotions latest big venture, a weekend long science fiction convention in Cincinnati Ohio, Pandoracon. The website is great and I encourage you to check it out but I wanted to talk a little bit about why Pandoracon is...
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