The Math of You


Episode 087 - 70s AM Radio and Big Dumb Ideas, feat. Paul Melancon

Ep. 87

Musician and songwriter Paul Melancon is here to discuss 70s AM radio and other wonders of the decade. Along the way, we discuss the fascination of a creator taking a big swing, the beloved idiocy of 8-track tapes, and we absolutely positively do not promote a rock opera of Capek’s War with the Newts.

Signature Cocktail: Super Rocket X-1

Guaranteed to fuel your next big dumb wonderful idea.

  • 1 1/2oz botanical gin
  • 1/2oz limoncello
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/3oz maraschino liqueur, such as Luxardo
  • 2oz sparkling water or club soda
  • Sprig of thyme for garnish 

Combine gin, limoncello, Luxardo, and lemon juice with ice in tall glass, and top up with soda, and garnish with thyme.

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