The Math of You


Episode 009: My Chemical Romance and the Power of the Recommendation, feat. Megan Nielson

Ep. 9

Cohost of the Hard Times podcast and Local Aquaman Expert Megan Nielson is here to talk about how My Chemical Romance shaped the better part of her adult life. Along the way we’ll discuss emo high school uniforms, the unquestionable power of a celebrity recommendation, and how it feels to be the only person on the planet to have ever felt loneliness.   Signature Cocktail: Corpse Reviver #2  While this jetset life might kill you, this drink will bring you back to life. It’s not a fashion statement, it’s a tasty beverage.    • 1 oz botanical gin  • 1 oz Cointreau  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc* • 1 oz fresh lemon juice • 1 dash absinthe**   Rinse a cocktail glass with the absinthe before pouring out (or spritz on with an atomiser). In a shaker of ice, combine all other ingredients and shake vigorously until frost forms on outside of shaker. Strain into the rinsed cocktail glass.   *if Lillet Blanc can’t be found, substitute dry Italian vermouth **You can substitute Pernod, Jagermeister, or even aged rum, depending on your preference.   Follow Megan on Twitter at @abrissverlierer, follow the show at @TheMathOfYou, and my wacky adventures at @lokified. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, send an email to

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