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Gin and Cake

Gin and Cake is a live-watch exploration of one of the most weirdly popular reality shows on television: The Great British Bake-Off or, as it's known to us here in the US, The Great British Baking Show. In it, generally polite people compete to bake cookies and cake while wandering around a tent on a bucolic English estate, all in pursuit of the most fabulous prize imaginable — a cake plate. Absurd? Yes! Which is probably why we, like so many millions of other people, love it. In this biweekly podcast, we will comment, question, wax rhapsodic, and speculate wildly about things we could probably know if only we weren’t too lazy to look them up on the Internet. There's also a bunch of baking trivia. And a few Star Trek references, because that's never wrong. And we’re going to do it all while sipping delicious adult beverages, and we hope you’ll join us in that, as well. So mix that drink and have a listen. It's Gin and Cake time!
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Hello and welcome to Gin and Cake, our biweekly podcast about the cultural wonder that is The Great British Baking Show!

Apr 16, 2018

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we wander between the buttery layers of pastry in Season Three, Episode Six, of the Great British Baking Show.

We'll take the Wayback Machine to the Eighties AND the Seventies, talk Terror, shudder at squid ink, fear The Jungle, and consider the tyranny of musical chairs. We'll also rank sandwiches, and wonder why anyone wants to eat Pine Sol.

Also, our Patreon tee contest has re-opened, but on the down-low, for naughty reasons. Shhhh!

So, grab a delicious beverage, poach your eggs properly, and enjoy Episode 29. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Mar 28, 2018

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, things get weird as we explore "alternative" ingredients in Season Three, Episode Five, of the Great British Baking Show.

We'll consider the value of simplicity, why you can't beat the real thing, and our desperate need for Time Turners. Unfortunately, we'll also spend more than a little time on the subject of mucus, for which we apologize in advance.

So, grab a delicious beverage, ponder the wonder of the stars, and enjoy Episode 28. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Mar 14, 2018

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we dig delish desserts and say hello to an old friend as we discuss Season Three, Episode Four, of the Great British Baking Show.

We'll spend a LONG time catching up on geekery with Special Guest Joel, and chat about Discovery, Downton, Panthers, Popeye, Battlestars, and something called a Cuphead.

And we still talk about the show! That starts about 11 minutes in if you want to skip ahead, but why would you? Be honest. If you've read this far, you probably have nothing better to do.

So, grab a delicious beverage, crack open a caramel topping, and enjoy Episode 27. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Feb 28, 2018

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we carb load with the bread bonanza of Episode Three, Season Three, of the Great British Baking Show.

We'll channel our inner chemists, do a bit of Disco, ponder poppies, and salute skeletons and snowboards. What is art? Why is that bread bed unmade? And can't alkalis and acids just get along? You'll have to put up with some crackly audio to find out.

So, grab a delicious beverage, mount up on your bread bike, and enjoy Episode 26. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

PS Yep, still having audio issues, but they're completely different this time, so we'll call that progress. We promise we're working on it.

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Feb 7, 2018

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we stare into the terrifying but tasty abyss between biscuits and pastries in Episode Two, Season Three of the Great British Baking Show.

We'll also consider furry forecasters, Russian roses, SPAM as a status symbol, a guy named Macbeth, and the curse of stars, along with a shoutout to a lost sci-fi/fantasy master, and a squee for a certain upcoming Marvel movie.

So, grab a delicious beverage, join us in The Good Place, and enjoy Episode 25. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

PS: We're having a few audio issues, so if you hear some odd echoes, you're not insane. Or you might be, but not because of this podcast. Probably. Possibly. We admit nothing.

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Nov 15, 2017

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we kick off our review of Season Three of the Great British Baking Show. We'll discuss Betty and bakers, consider starfish arms and slightly stranger things, and ponder the unknowable enigma of nuts. And we'll say hello to a brand new host, who got through an entire episode without walking out, which was quite decent of her really.

So, grab a delicious beverage, put on your shiniest Seventies jumpsuit, and enjoy Episode 24. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Nov 1, 2017

On today's special episode of Gin and Cake, we take a wee break from the show, ramble with Sharon to the shores of Caledonia, and chat about the cruelties of social media, the deliciousness of gin, and the elusive unicorns of Scotland. And then end up talking about the show anyway. Rather a lot, actually!

So, grab a delicious beverage, pile up a plate of McVitie's, and enjoy Episode 23. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Oct 18, 2017

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we take a slightly befuddled look back at Season Two of the Great British Baking Show. Along the way, we'll consider shenanigans and swallows' tongues, pay-per-view and poverty cuisine, bookies and the bowels of Hoover Dam. We'll answer the profound question, "Sorry, who were you again?" And we'll bid a fond farewell to more than a season as we peer into the future.

So, grab a delicious beverage, get a box of comfort biscuits, and enjoy Episode 22. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Oct 4, 2017

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we find out who takes the cake plate in the Season Two Finals! We'll also take a few side trips into Harry Potter, pirate pinatas, flaming cheese, and R versus K reproductive strategies. Yeah, dunno, but when Joel says it, it sounds cool.

So, grab a delicious beverage, buckle up for finals drama, and enjoy Episode 21. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

Sep 20, 2017

On today's episode of Gin and Cake, four contestants bake it out to see who goes to the Season Two Finals! We also ramble at length about Dragon Con, HurriCon '17, Captain Kangaroo, Madonna muzak, rarebit rabbits, Hashtag, kerning, "Good Morning, Multiverse", and ectoplasm. Plus the show. Eventually. Promise!

So, grab a delicious beverage, hop on into The Chucklepatch, and enjoy Episode 20. It's Gin and Cake time!

 

SUPPORT US!
Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake
If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you!

CONNECT WITH US!
On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/

And SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!

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