The Math of You


Episode 081 - Middle-Grade Novels and Vivaldi’s Carpet Grass, feat. Jay Edidin

Ep. 81

Writer and co-host of the exceptional podcast Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men Jay Edidin is here to talk about middle-grade novels. Along the way, we discuss the High Culture capital of central west Florida, being raised by Cable with Carlos Castaneda bedtime stories, and of course, because it’s Jay, we talk about Speed Racer. (it comes up naturally, I swear).

Signature Cocktail: La Lancia Fiocina

Stop steering, start driving… and get that weak shit off my track.

3/4oz gin

3/4oz Strega

3/4oz Lillet Blanc

3/4oz lemon juice

1 dash peychaud’s bitters

1 dash hot sauce

pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Combine all ingredients (except cayenne pepper if you’re using it) in a shaker with ice, shake vigourously and strain into a cocktail glass. Dust the cayenne pepper on top if you need an extra jumpstart.

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