Episode 41 – Fish Eggs, Foie Gras, and the Finger Lakes

Elizabeth is in western New York visiting before Jolene heads off to Poland for a year. Caviar is consumed. We discuss our first few days. Elizabeth has poutine for the first time. An after-dark, adults-only event at the science museum. Saturn’s rings and Jupiters stripes.

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Theme Music: “Last Girl On The Moon” by Bass Kittens
Outro: “Food Glorious Food” from Oliver!

Episode 39 – Hotdogs & Haggis

Bookshop reflections. Stone Phillips and his chiseled jaw. Tornado footage. Gorillas. Regional hotdogs. Humidity and offensive odors. Bus smells. “Someone has peed on that seat.” P.S., Haggis is amazing.

Elizabeth’s dad’s tornado footage

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Theme Music: “Last Girl On The Moon” by Bass Kittens
Outro: “Perfect” by Fairground Attraction

Episode 38 – A Hot Pot Sat on a Lazy Susan Reflecting on Existence

Elizabeth flies out tomorrow. Running half marathons on accident. Scandinavian films on Netflix. Found diaries. Reading from a teenage journal.

Netflix list

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Theme Music: “Last Girl On The Moon” by Bass Kittens
Outro: “What Did You Do?” by Gabrielle Aplin

Episode 37 – Lady Macbeth Moment

A broken FitBit. THINX review. They don’t make jeans like they used to. Working in the mines of life. Bathroom privacy for everyone. Bookshop theme suggestions.

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Theme Music: “Last Girl On The Moon” by Bass Kittens
Outro: “Woman, Woman” by AWOLNATION

Episode 36 – Cave Ripened

“It smells like the inside of a camel.” More in moisture-wicking. A man showering in the woods. Springsteen concert. Couples skate, girl’s choice. First crushes and celebrity crushes. Aged like fine wines.

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Theme Music: “Last Girl On The Moon” by Bass Kittens
Outro: “David Duchovny, Why Won’t You Love Me? (The Reboot)” by Bree Sharp

Episode 34 – You’ve Been Warned

We start off with penguins and then things take a turn. A traumatizing encounter on a train in Madrid, boudoir photos, and a birthday gift. There’s a huge surprise revelation.

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Theme Music: “Last Girl On The Moon” by Bass Kittens
Outro: “Warsaw” by Dessa

Jolene’s gift
Elizabeth’s Phantom of the Opera fan fiction