Episode 48: Neil Gaiman (with Anthony Pinggera)

Emma is joined by her good friend and fellow nerd to discuss the works of one of their favorite living authors, Neil Gaiman. They focus on American Gods, Good Omens, and Neverwhere, and express their unequivocal love for all his novels, but some mixed feelings for some of his film work. Listen to hear which wines pair well with the macabre and the whimsical, and which ones have wolves on the label. Plus: sexy Scottish accents, hard to pronounce names, Metallica, Alice in Wonderland meets the Matrix, and Dark Fae Energy. 

Follow Anthony on Instagram @anthohno and make sure to watch his episode of Jeopardy coming out on October 14th!

Episode 47: The Land of Two Thousand Grapes (Part One: The White Wines of Italy)

While most people think of red wine when they think of Italy, in this episode Emma tells you all about the lesser-known and highly underrated white wines of Italy, while Winston shares his knowledge of Italian and European History. Listen to hear what Garganega, Cortese, and Friulano are, and which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle would drink which wine. Featuring: Tina Fey, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Orange Wines, Dante, Frasier, Machiavelli, and the wines of truth. 

Episode 46: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (with Mike Schubert)

Mr. Potterless himself, Mike Schubert, returns to Pairing to talk HP with Emma. Schubes talks about why this is his favorite book of the series, and also makes some pretty stellar pairings of his own as we discuss his experiences with the wines of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring: The Half-Blood Ziarko, pinball bars, novelty pens, "glew up", "upping and coming," and Professor Sprout's ladies' wine night. 

Mike is the host of Potterless, as well as the co-host of HORSE, on Multitude Productions. Follow him on Twitter @Schubes17. 

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Episode 45: The Sound of Music and Austrian Wine (with Arie Levine)

Emma is joined by one of her best friends, Arie Levine, to discuss the timeless classic, The Sound of Music. Arie regales us with tales of her Austrian honeymoon, Emma tells the very weird history of Austrian wine, and they both express their love for Julie Andrews. Plus: our favorite Von Trapp child, the Sound of Music drinking game, the movie versus the stage production, the Tour de Franzia, Christoph Waltz, glühwein, standing up to nazis, Kirschwasser & cake, and the Fred and George of the Von Trapp family.

Episode 44: The Music of John Williams Part Two (with Christopher Dole)

Christopher Dole of Arden returns to finish our discussion of the movie music of John Williams, this time discussing JFK, Catch Me if You Can, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Listen to hear more about music theory, "Johnny" Williams, and how music and wine go hand in hand. Plus: Spielberg's daddy issues, the Peter Pan complex, calling J.J. Abrams "baby," our favorite Leonardo DiCaprio performances, and 40 years of Star Wars music and 40-year old wine.

Christopher is a co-creator and co-writer of Arden, a mystery-comedy Audio Drama. Follow him on Twitter @chrisdole86.

All musical excerpts in this episode were composed by John Williams and performed by Christopher Dole.

Special thanks to Mischa Stanton and Wil Williams for their help with this episode.

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Episode 43: The Music of John Williams (with Christopher Dole)

Emma is joined by Christopher Dole of Arden for a unique Pairing conversation: the music of film composer John Williams! Listen to hear us discuss 4 of Williams' scores: The Reivers, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1941, and E.T. We chat about music theory and how Williams invokes the divine, American music and American wine, and Emma makes an accidental perfect pairing. Plus: Fiddler on the Roof, aliens, and Steven Spielberg on the Clarinet.

Christopher is a co-creator and co-writer of Arden, a mystery-comedy Audio Drama. Follow him on Twitter @chrisdole86.

All musical excerpts in this episode were composed by John Williams and performed by Christopher Dole.

Special thanks to Mischa Stanton and Wil Williams for their help with this episode.

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Episode 42: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (with Julia Schifini)

Emma is joined again by Julia Schifini (now one of our editors!) to discuss the fifth and divisive book in the Harry Potter series, The Order of the Phoenix, as well as the wine region of Argentina! We discuss mental health, corruption, and Emma's tumultuous relationship to Malbec. Plus: the Luna Lovegood and Hermione Granger of the Wine World, goats, espionage, fighting fascism and going to therapy.

Content Warning: discussion of trauma, abuse, alzheimer's, and dementia. 

Julia is a co-host of Spirits, a boozy dive into myths and legends, and star of Tides Podcast, as well as a bunch of other Audio Projects! Follow her on Twitter @JuliaSchifini to see all the amazing things she's working on!

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