Handbag Marinara: A FRIENDS Podcast
By Elizabeth Brunetti & Heather Deyrieux
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The One Where They Talk About FRIENDS! Lifelong besties Elizabeth Brunetti and Heather Deyrieux discuss their favorite show: FRIENDS. Grab this week's signature cocktail and join them at Monica and Rachel's as they discuss the food, fashion, and fun of the best show ever!
||ExplicitS02 E19: TOW Eddie Gets Gaslit||It's TOW Eddie Won't Go, and it's official: Eddie's cray-cray and no matter how hard Chandler tries, he can't get Eddie to move out. We're drinking Fishbowls to commemorate there being a REAL fish in Eddie's fishtank! Fishbowl Cocktail:...||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E18: TOW Joey Gets the Shaft||It's TOW Dr. Ramoray dies, and Joey is not having a good day at work! Chandler's also got himself into a bit of a pickle (and a questionable pecan sandie), with new roomie Eddie showing some of his ... quirks. The only one really having a good day...||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E17: TOW Smelly Cat: The Video!||It's TOW Eddie Moves In! We're drinking Apple Pie Martinis because Rachel dropped a slice of pie into a guy's hood at Central Perk. Apple Pie Martini: http://handbagmarinara.com/blog/apple-pie-martini And we're talking about Joey's terrible (albeit...||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E16: TOW Tattoos and Twinkies||It's TOW Joey Moves Out! We're drinking Twinkie martinis because everyone's talking about how "Richard's dating some 20-year-old Twinkie in the city." Of course, we all know that Twinkie is Monica! Phoebe and Rachel get tattoos -- sort of -- and Joey...||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E15: TOW Planetarium Sex||It's TOW Ross and Rachel ... You Know! We've got a lot of "firsts" this week: It's Ross and Rachel's first date, Richard's (Tom Selleck's) first appearance, and Chandler and Joey get their first barcaloungers! This week, we're sipping on Cran-Apple...||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E14: TOW Lobsters and Goodfellas||It's TOW the Prom Video, and we're drinking Blingy Best Budtinis in honor of the gaudy gold bracelet Joey buys Chandler and engraves with "Best Buds"! Blingy Best Budtinis: http://handbagmarinara.com/blog/blingy-best-budtini Monica endures a creepy...||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E13: TOW Julia Roberts and Jean-Claude Van Damme||It's Part 2 of The One After the Super Bowl! Heather made another round of the Handbag Marinara cocktail, Elizabeth went straight-up champagne. In this episode, we discuss ideal public bathroom sex setups, semi-smarmy action star pickup lines, and the..||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E12: TOW Brooke Shields and Chris Isaak||"Give me back my sweater, or it's handbag marinara." It's TO After the Super Bowl, Pt 1! The second half of this two-parter features that line that launched a podcast -- THIS podcast! And we actually found a cocktail recipe that features tomato (for...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E11: TOW Marlo Thomas, an Old Lady Ghost, and Lots of Lesbians||It's TOW the Lesbian Wedding! Carol and Susan are getting married, Rachel's mom wants to get high (and get divorced), and Phoebe's possessed by the spirit of Mrs. Adelman, her newly-former elderly massage client. We're drinking butterscotch old...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E10: TOW Ridiculously Dull Bobby||It's TOW Russ! We've got a three plot lines happening in this week's episode. Monica's dating Fun Bobby, but before too long the gang discovers he's been having a bit too much fun. Joey unfortunately joins the "Me Too" movement when he has to decide...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E09: TOW a Tropical Christmas Party||"Ho, ho, ho-ly crap is it hot in here!" It's TOW Phoebe's Dad! Phoebe finds out her dad isn't a famous tree surgeon, Ross forces Rachel to list all the annoying things about him, Monica and Rachel host a very hot Christmas party, and Chandler and Joey..||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E08: TOW Mockolate, Mallomars, and Chubby Ankles||OMG it's Thanksgiving in real life AND the FRIENDS universe! We're celebrating this happy coincidence with some Mockolate Martinis -- they taste just like chocolate cake, but there isn't a bit of chocolate in them! Mockolate Martini:...||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E07: TOW No One Actually Has Closure||It's TOW Ross Finds Out and Rachel doesn't get any Closure, but we drink some! Closure cocktail: http://handbagmarinara.com/blog/closure Ross and Rachel finally kiss in this episode, and the writers were clearly focused more on that than any of the...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E06: TOW All the Unexpected Guest Stars||A rogue kiwi sends Ross to the ER and lands baby Ben alone on a bus. Ross needs a shot to stop the allergic reaction, so we're drinking kiwi lime pie shots as we discuss obscure 80s space adventure movies, reading shampoo bottles on the toilet, and...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E05: TOW Cucumber Mush and Sucking Blowfish||It's TOW Five Steaks and an Eggplant! Monica's been promoted and wants to celebrate with a nice dinner, and Ross's birthday is coming up and there's all kinds of hooplah planned. Unfortunately Rachel, Phoebe, and Joey's wallets are burning because of...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E04: TOW Toxic Rachel and a Pot Pigeon||Phoebe's married (GASP), and her not-so-gay ice dancer husband is wearing a sparkly matador costume, so we're drinking sangria! Rachel's still trying to sabotage Ross and Julie's relationship and tries to convince Ross that NOT having sex is sexy....||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E03: TOW Death and Donuts||It's TOW Heckles Dies, and donuts sneak in quite a bit in the background, so we're drinking chocolate donut martinis! (Well, Heather is ... Elizabeth is on painkillers so she's having a different kind of fun.) We talk evolution, Neil Degrasse Tyson,...||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E02: TOW the Breast Puns Ever||It's TOW the Breast Milk, and we're drinking cocktails inspired by Susan's comparison of it to cantaloupe juice. Heather made The Breast Martini, and Elizabeth made the Frozen Cantaloupe Rack-uiri! Ross is having a breast-istential crisis (Oreos save..||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E01: TOW Everyone's Suddenly Glamorous!||Grab a Blood Orange-o Tutti (our bubbly ode to Paulo's unfortunate return) and welcome to Season 2! We have an exciting announcement: We're fundraising for No Kid Hungry this season! Donate here to help end childhood hunger in America:...||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E23: TOW All the Fruit Baskets||SB: Birthday Cake Martini: https://inspiredbycharm.com/birthday-cake-martini/ Yippee! We made it through Season 1! Give us feedback: The good, the bad, and the squirtlenecky. You can either write to us at email@example.com, or visit this...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E22: TOW One Costume Change and a Chunky||Carol's in labor, Rachel's flirting with doctors, Monica's panicking about babies, and Ross and Susan are at each other's throats. It's TOW the Birth! Baby Ben is finally on his way. Carol and Susan stopped for a Chunky in the hospital gift shop -- so..||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E21: TOW A Beeper and a Walkman||It's TOW the Ick Factor! Monica's panicking that she's just slept with someone who wasn't alive during the bicentennial, so we made cocktails inspired by the 200th anniversary of the word "cocktail" coming into print! The "Improved Gin Sling" it is! ...||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E20: TOW Marcel Does Curious George||Marcel's humping everything, Monica's credit card's been stolen, and Joey thinks "Joseph Stalin" would be a great stage name. It's TOW the Fake Monica, and we're drinking chocolatey, tropical Banana Monanas in honor of both Marcel and Monica's fake...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E19: TOW Nobody Puts Rachel in the Corner||It's TOW the Evil Orthodontist! SB: Cocktails from the Russian Tea Room! FOOD: Is it breakfast? Is it brunch? Is it lunch? Butter-squirting chicken. Testosteroney. Cooking naked. FASHION: Brown wraps. Blue velvet. Unseen green dresses. Outerwear woes...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E18: TOW Rachel's Schoolgirl Outfit||Signature Beverage: Banana Daiquiri FOOD: Tea. Cheesy pizza. Russian dressing (with pickles on the side). Mysterious cereal bowls. LOTS of bananas. FASHION: THE SCHOOLGIRL OUTFIT. Monica is back in black (and white). Ross is a Professional...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E17: TOW Chips, Dip, and Pretz||SB: Salted Caramel Pretzel Martini http://fabulousfoods.com/articles/957587/salted-caramel-pretzel-martini It’s TOW All the Poker! The gang helps Rachel as she begins her search for a career in fashion, and the girls insist on joining the guys for...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E16: TOW George Clooney and Chandler, the Sexual Predator||SB: The Cocktail with Two Parts: Create your own cocktail featuring equal parts of two liquors! In this mega-review, we review both parts of TOW Two Parts. George Clooney makes a memorable guest appearance, we get our first glimpse of Ursula (gee, she..||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E15: TOW Whipped Fish and a Dirty (Talk) Moo-tini||SB: Gummy Bear Martini https://www.thespruceeats.com/gummy-bear-martini-recipe-759120 Steve the Restaurant Guy gets high and tries to rescue drowning gummy bears with some of Monica’s Sugar-O’s, so we figured a gummy bear martini was called for....||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E14: TOW Chalky Heart-Shaped Antacids and a Grappa Fire||SB: Flight of the Concord https://www.rhinehall.com/grappa/ Seeing that the girls' bad-boyfriend cleansing ritual really heats up when Rachel pours the rest of Paulo's grappa onto it, we figured that this episode called for a grappa-based concoction....||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E13: TOW Angry Sauce, Deep Thoughts, and Tit (not Tat)||SB: Buttery Nubbin 1.5 ounces vodka 1.5 ounces amarula cream liqueur 1.5 ounces butterscotch schnapps 1.5 ounces kahlua (coffee liqueur) Who knew that an episode all about boobies and know-it-all boyfriends would cause us to dive so deep? In this...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E12: TOW the Time-Traveling Lasagnas||SIGNATURE BEVERAGE: Oatmeal Cookie Martini: https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/1526165032/oatmeal-cookie-martini/ In our first face-to-face recording session (but actually our second, because it’s not just lasagnas that are time-traveling),...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E11: TOW Hand-Lickers, Freudian Nightmares, and Ungrateful Coma Guys||It's TOW Mrs. Bing, so we figured we'd capture the romance of roses, the kick of kung pao chicken, and the tongue-loosening power of tequila in this week's cocktail! SIGNATURE BEVERAGE: Rosa Picante Margarita - ...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E10: TOW Sweaters, Vests, and Really Old Eggnog||SIGNATURE BEVERAGE: Dirty Monkey - http://barnotes.co/recipes/dirty-monkey It’s TOW the Monkey, and our first time seeing Marcel - so we’re enjoying a banana-based frozen cocktail! FOOD: Repetitive muffins, artichoke dip, chips that become...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E09: TOW Grilled Cheese and Onesies||In this special LIVE episode, we celebrate the first FRIENDS Thanksgiving by having a Friendsgiving of our own -- getting together in the same room, live streaming on Facebook, wearing onesies, eating grown-up grilled cheese, and giving Chardonnay a...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E08: TOW a Denim Bib, Zombie Nana, and Chopstick-Fork-Knife Thingees||It’s “TOW Nana Dies Twice” and Ross is on muscle relaxants, so we’re drinking Painkillers! FOOD: Nutmeg nuggets are the way to go. Oh, the trials of trying to cook ramen in the microwave (dehydrated carrots), Elizabeth won’t settle for...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E07: TOW Vestibules, Crap Weasels, and Klondike Soup||TOW twice the recording sessions equals twice the fun! We’re discussing “TOW the Blackout,” so we’re drinking Blackout Cocktails: a delightful blend of gin, blackberry brandy, and lime juice. FOOD: Mummy mugs. Butter wine. The worldwide...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E06: TOW Joey the Butt Double, Monica the Kook, and Aurora the Feminist||It’s “TOW the Butt”! Chandler cooks breakfast for Aurora, so we’re drinking Salvatore Calabrese’s famous Breakfast Martini! FOOD: Ross drinks S...apple, Chandler makes a speedy breakfast for Aurora (or does he?), and the gang enjoys some...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E05: TOW One Million Espressos, Pink Jammie-Clothes, and All of the Tangents||It’s “TOW the East German Laundry Detergent,” so Heather has found us a black forest martini that’s stronger than the Iron Curtain! http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/black-forest-martini-39817 FOOD: Chicken wings -- who knew they were so...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E04: TOW Tiki Death Punch, Potentially Deadly Cookie Dough, and the Onesie Pajama Plan||It’s “TOW George Stephanopolous”! No one has a “pl,” but we’ve got plenty of tiki death punch! FOOD:We contemplate what constitutes a “blobbie,” which crew member they borrowed a candy bar wrapper from, why Europeans don’t wash (or...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E03: TOW Rachel’s Denim, Ross’s Plaid, and a Football Phone||We’re discussing “The One With the Thumb” this week, so naturally we froze cranberry juice in latex gloves to make thumb-shaped ice cubes for the vodka cranberries we sipped on. That’s normal, right? FOOD: We discuss proper knife technique,...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E02: TOW The Other Carol, the Flat Lasagna, and the Launch of Nubbin Watch||If Carol gets a juice box at the end of “TOW the Sonogram,” then we get to sip on (adult) juice (wine) boxes while we talk about the episode, right? FOOD: We discuss our chosen wines (including bougie wine descriptions), lackluster lasagna, a...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E01: TOW Oddly Grungy Phoebe, “Momica,” and the Magically Self-Healing Oreo||It’s “The One With the Pilot,” so of course we’re sipping aviation cocktails. FOOD: We talk decorative chili peppers, spoon-grabbing as a metaphor for life, spit takes, the evils of aspartame, and how if you fix a cookie, you can fix anything...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTOW the Welcome Show||Who the heck are these chicks and why are they talking about FRIENDS? Well, these chicks are Elizabeth Brunetti (lifelong foodie) and Heather Deyrieux (lifelong fashionista) and together, they are lifelong BFFs who happen to share a love of all things..||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and Upbeat
The co-hosts have a fun and upbeat review of the show. It's light in nature - but it's also insightful. It's interesting to dive into the culture and subtext of a sitcom.
Love listening to these two!
Such a fun take on my fave show...a great look at the food and fashion of Friends, but also just a lot of fun. Smiling as I listen now!
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I love that this is a unique take on Friends: Food, Fashion, and Fun! I am a HUGE Friends fanatic and I have always loved the fashion (I would copy Rachel’s wardrobe in a second!) but I never thought to make a cocktail for each episode. I am so excited to try this! Elizabeth and Heather are true fans of Friends and have put a lot of thought and thoughtfulness into this podcast. I cannot wait to listen to more episodes! Keep up the great work!