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Episode 20 – Candle in the End

Show Notes

The world’s worst word-association podcast is back! The theme is “pirates”, so of course Nick brings in a story about a mentally ill woman and Cait shows up with a story of a bogus Turkish sultan. Vague hand-waving connections are only one of our specialties, though, so Cait creates a fig liqueur based cocktail with a Mediterranean flair!

Get the recipe for The Sultan of Swig here!

Amanda Large interview on This Morning

Amethyst Realm interview on This Morning

A Life You Will Remember by Amanda Sparrow Large Teague on Amazon

A New Attitude by Amanda Sparrow Large on Amazon

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Theme music is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio.

Featured image photo by N. on Unsplash

Remember to drink responsibly and in accordance with your local laws. Don’t end up our next ghost!

RECIPE: Reduced Lunch

Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice.  Shake until cold and combined (and a wee bit frothy) and strain into a martini glass or milk bottle.


For Mexican chocolate syrup, we used The Spruce Eats recipe.

Episode 19 – El Paso or Fail Class

Show Notes

We’re back with a full episode! The topic is ‘haunted schools’, and we ruffled something’s feathers with this one. Nick tells of the many hauntings of Alabama’s University of Montevallo, and Cait breaks down one of El Paso’s many haunted public schools. As if that wasn’t enough haunted happenings, Nick and Cait experienced a handful of ghostly activities while recording the episode itself! Take a break from all this mayhem with a cocktail suitable for any school cold lunch!

Get the recipe for the Reduced Lunch here.

University of Montevallo

Some photos of El Paso High’s ghost girl

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RECIPE: Electric Mayhem

Rim glass with Electric Dust powder.  Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.  Garnish with butterfly pea blossom tea ice cube(s).

Don’t have access to ginger vodka? Sub in your favorite unflavored vodka and ginger simple syrup (you can use our simple syrup recipe, just simmer chunks of ginger in the water until it reaches the desired strength of taste, remove ginger chunks, then add sugar and complete recipe).

Episode 17 – Bugle Boy Genes

Show Notes

Finally, our poor noise-to-signal ratio finally works in our favor! We’re talking about (and making) noise, and we start with a look at a bowling ghost that was exposed by the quiet of the pandemic. Next, an Indianapolis poltergeist that disturbed the whole neighborhood, and we finish with a phantom bugle whose tone reverberates throughout history. And all this shifting of the volume has inspired a drink that keeps cranking the favor up and down on you to stay electric with every sip!

Get the recipe for Electric Mayhem here!

The YouTube video about the Forest Grove Phantom Noise and other mysterious noises can be found here.

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Featured image photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels

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Episode 14 – Secret Origins

Show Notes

It’s almost Mother’s Day, so we decided to bring in the woman who made it all happen, our own mother Shanna McDonald! She helps us explore the secret origins of the McDonalds’ obsession with the paranormal and help clarify some of the sketchier details. We share family paranormal encounters from three generations, including the haunted house in which Nick and Cait grew up, strange alien-like encounters in the Applegate region, and all manner of Southern Oregon weirdness! Top it off with a spicy sazerac straight from Momma’s heart, and you’ve got an episode you won’t find anywhere else!

Get the recipe for Spanky’s Szechuan Sazerac here!

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RECIPE: Macomb Smokeshow

  • 3 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz smoked rosemary trash cordial (see below)

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  (For a smokier flavor, smoke your glass – instructions below)

Smoked Rosemary Trash Cordial

  • 1 cup leftover white wine
  • 2 limes (juice, pulp, and peel) or equivalent citrus fruit
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large dried Rosemary sprig

Bring wine and citrus juice and pieces to boil over low heat.  Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.  Strain fruit from syrup, return to low heat.  Add sugar and stir until dissolved.  Hold dry rosemary over pot, and light on fire with a barbecue lighter. Allow to smolder briefly then add to pot and turn off heat.  Allow syrup to cool then strain again.

Smoking a Cocktail Glass

Ignite 1 rosemary sprig on top of a heatproof plate, carefully allow it to burn slightly then extinguish flames. Immediately invert a glass on the plate covering the rosemary and allow it to smolder. (via puremixology.com)