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March 11, 2013 / Cheri

Bar Rag – Best of 2012 Award!

header1.jpgThat’s right! Andy got tired of Cocktail Hour being the only damn entity not giving away an award so we came up with one. We want you to pick the best Cocktail Hour episode posted during 2012. The award is open to all shows – Cocktail Hour, Flicks & Swizzle Sticks, Bar Rag, Last Call, and Conversations at the Bar.

Just post a comment with your favorite and a short reason why you like it. We’ll pick two voters to win their choice of Cocktail Hour t-shirts. We’ll even send one to the author guest, if there is one on the selected show.

Get your vote in no later than May 17th and we’ll announce the winners on the show we record on the 18th.

Andy and I want to thank you, our wonderful listeners, for making Cocktail Hour just so much damn fun to do! Now get to voting!

***You spoke and we listened! You can now place your vote for one episode in each of the three categories: Cocktail Hour Episode, Flicks and Swizzle Sticks, and Bar Rag/Conversations at the Bar/Last Call with Colette Moody***

Oh! Only one vote per category. You can change your vote but only one per category, per person.

Cocktail Hour Episodes

•Episode 33 – Susan X. Meagher
•Episode 34 – Meghan O’Brien
•Episode 35 – Melissa Good
•Episode 36 – Carsen Taite
•Episode 37 – Yasmine Galenorn
•Episode 38 – Alex Tryst
•Episode 39 – Anne Laughlin
•Episode 40 – Ali Vali
•Episode 41 – Radclyffe
•Episode 42 – Rebekah Weatherspoon
•Episode 43 – Sceptre of Fate and My Lord
•Episode 44 – Kim Baldwin
•Episode 45 – B. L. Newport
•Episode 46 – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
•Episode 47 – Cari Hunter
•Episode 48 – Winter Pennington
•Episode 49 – Catherine Lundoff
•Episode 50 – D. Jordan Redhawk
•Episode 51 – Rachel Spangler
•Episode 52 – Ann McMan
•Episode 53 – Melissa Brayden
•Episode 54 – The Aftermaths
•Episode 55 – Gray Line
•Episode 56 – Listener’s Choice!

Flicks and Swizzle Sticks

•Flicks and Swizzle Sticks Now Playing – Moonrise Kingdom
•Flicks and Swizzle Sticks – Women in Action
•Flicks and Swizzle Sticks – The Evil Dead Trilogy
•Flicks and Swizzle Sticks – Christopher Guest
•Flicks and Swizzle Sticks – Halloween
•Flicks and Swizzle Sticks – The Greatest Movies I’ve Never Seen

Bar Rag, Conversations at the Bar, and Last Call with Colette Moody

•Bar Rag – Susan X. Meagher
•Bar Rag – Singer/Songwriter Kate Charnock
•Bar Rag – Political Chat with Colette Moody #1
•Bar Rag – Laurie Salzler
•Bar Rag – Q. Kelly #1
•Bar Rag – Q. Kelly #2
•Conversations at the Bar – JL Nicky
•Bar Rag – 80’s Music Discussion with Colette Moody
•Bar Rag – Roselle Graskey & Caring for Kara
•Bar Rag – New Segment Announcement
•Bar Rag – Bev Prescott on Food
•Last Call with Colette Moody #1
•Bar Rag – Bev Prescott on Exercise
•Last Call with Colette Moody #2
•Conversations at the Bar – Liz & Jove Belle
•Bar Rag – Happy Birthday Andy!!
•Bar Rag – Bev Prescott on Stress
•Bar Rag – Karen Wolfer & Dog Ear Audio
•Bar Rag – Maggie Morton


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  1. Pixiey / Mar 11 2013 10:51 pm

    How can I pick just one?!!

  2. Pixiey / Mar 11 2013 11:15 pm

    I have to say the Conqueror’s Episode. I am holding my hand over my mouth from adding more though….there are SEVERAL!! I am particularly fond of your first episode also, because you guys were so cute!!

  3. Rev / Mar 12 2013 12:30 pm

    There were some great episodes in 2011, too. But we decided to go this route so we could do it annually.

  4. Rev / Mar 12 2013 12:54 pm

    Sorry Pix – No Conqueror show in 2012. I added a list off all eligible podcasts into the post. I think that will help everyone.

  5. Nikki / Mar 12 2013 1:29 pm

    I VOTE FOR KATE CHARNOCK. I know it doesn’t count, but I don’t care!

    • Rev / Mar 12 2013 1:35 pm

      I had forgotten she did that! Too bad you don’t count. 🙁

  6. Pat Bane / Mar 12 2013 2:26 pm

    Can I pick 2- the Bar Rag were you all helped raise money for Caring For Kara. Deserves a Community Response award.

    My second choice is Episode 52 with Ann McMan. It’s hard to pick one show. I know it’s a lot of hard work but you both make it sound like a bunch of fun times. It sounds like your guest appreciate your efforts.

  7. cheyenne / Mar 12 2013 6:11 pm

    I am going to pick ep 46 Gone Girl. My first comment was on the buddy read thread for Gillian Flynn. That lead me to find Cocktail Hour.

    • cheyenne / Mar 14 2013 6:26 pm

      For Flicks & Swizzle Sticks I am going with Christopher Guest. It was a tough choice between that and The Greatest Movies I’ve Never Seen, but since I purchased “Best in Show” it got my vote.

      Bar Rag is hard because I loved all three with Bev and both of Colette’s Last call. My vote will go to Bev Prescott on exercise.

      • Nikki / Mar 14 2013 6:37 pm

        Oooooh good choices!

        Loved doing Christopher Guest show!!! Thanks Cheyenne!

  8. Alena / Mar 13 2013 10:17 am

    I pick Episode 35 with Melissa Good. One of my favorite authors with a lot of interesting discussion.

  9. Rev / Mar 14 2013 12:33 pm

    Pat – you can now pick two. Actually three, but only one in each category. Check out the post above, again. I’ve changed it to reflect this and also grouped the episodes for easy browsing.

  10. Jalee Jay Tuma / Mar 14 2013 12:47 pm

    UGH! I can’t pick just one! That makes me indecisive doesn’t it? Oh, hell, I vote for the “Overall One Hell Of A Show” award…I know, it only exists in my world, but I’m happy in that world damn it! Love you ladies, keep up the good work!

    • Rev / Mar 14 2013 12:58 pm

      You can vote for one in each category. Does that help?

      I know it’s tough to pick just one but it really makes me feel great that it IS so hard to choose!

  11. Alex Tryst / Mar 15 2013 12:53 am

    I vote for myself, because I came on the show. If you listened to it, you know what I’m talking about. Grin

    • nikkismalls28 / Mar 15 2013 7:09 am


      • Alex Tryst / Mar 15 2013 1:28 pm


      • Andy / Mar 19 2013 10:10 pm


    • Liz / Apr 19 2013 6:03 pm


  12. Nikki / Mar 20 2013 9:21 am

    I know my opinion doesn’t actually count at all, but my favorite Cocktail Hour from last year was Melissa Brayden. I thought that show was hilarious. For the other, I might have to pick the 80’s music discussion with Moody.

    If I had to pick my favorite Flicks show I’ve done, I’d have to go with The Greatest Movies I’ve never seen. I’m not sure whether it was the booze, movie choices or the company (maybe a combo of the three?), but that one was just particularly fun.

    • Rev / Mar 20 2013 9:31 am

      My vote doesn’t count either but that’s what I would vote, too! I agonized over the episode choice and there were a few that were really close but Melissa was just so damn funny and I didn’t expect that at all. It was just genuinely so much fun.

      All I can say about the F&SS is thank goodness for Citizen Kane!

      • Nikki / Mar 20 2013 9:34 am

        Me too! I went back and forth a few times, but the Melissa show was just so much fun to listen to. It always helps when you can tell that you guys are having so much fun as well.

        ACK CITIZEN KANE. Every one of my show movie rankings will have Citizen Kane at the bottom.

  13. Rio / Mar 20 2013 9:22 am

    My vote goes to Episode 33 – Susan X. Meagher

    • Rev / Mar 20 2013 9:32 am

      That was a great show! I’m going to listen to it again soon. AND she’s coming back on April 6th!

  14. Rev / Mar 20 2013 9:36 am

    I loved that you and Mike did that with the latest episode.

    “my rankings would be Citizen Kane at 10…”

    • Nikki / Mar 20 2013 9:38 am

      Citizen Kane will ALWAYS BE 10

  15. Pixiey / Mar 23 2013 7:33 pm

    80’s music with Colette is my fave….it was tough to choose though!

    • Rev / Mar 24 2013 9:00 am

      Sweet! That was a good one. You still get to pick a regular episode and an Flicks & Swizzle Sticks, if you want.

  16. nancyjean / Mar 30 2013 2:32 pm

    Cocktail Hour Episodes: TBA. I am still deciding by re-listening to many of them. I just heard Andy purr for Patsy on the Meghan O’Brien episode!

    Flicks and Swizzle Sticks: The Greatest Movies I’ve Never Seen

    Bar Rag: 80’s Music Discussion with Colette Moody

  17. Alena / Apr 7 2013 10:00 am

    In addition to my favorite CH episode, here is my favorite Bar Rag and my favorite Flicks and Swizzle Sticks:
    Bar Rag – Roselle Graskey & Caring for Kara
    Flicks and Swizzle Sticks – Women in Action

    • Rev / Apr 7 2013 10:24 am

      Great choices! Thanks Alena!

    • nikkismalls28 / Apr 10 2013 8:13 am

      Figured you’d go for the chicks kicking ass episode!

  18. jenny / Apr 8 2013 6:07 pm

    Episode 38 w/ Alex Tryst. Political chat w/ Colette. Flicks and swizzle sticks- Women in Action

    • nikkismalls28 / Apr 10 2013 8:12 am

      Aww my very firstest show. Such good movies! Thanks Jenny!

  19. Incognito / Apr 8 2013 8:44 pm

    Episode 52 with Ann McMann.

    • Rev / Apr 8 2013 9:02 pm

      Great episode!

  20. Barrett / Apr 9 2013 6:15 pm

    Has to be #52 Ann McMan

  21. solargrrl / Apr 9 2013 7:24 pm

    Episode 52 with Ann McMan, because she is a talented and funny writer and radio guest. Love her quick wit.

  22. Leigh / Apr 11 2013 6:59 am

    You guys sure don’t make this easy:

    •Episode 48 – Winter Pennington

    •Flicks and Swizzle Sticks – Halloween

    •Bar Rag – Roselle Graskey & Caring for Kara

    • Nikki / Apr 11 2013 8:27 am

      I loved watching the Halloween movies! Good choices, Leigh!

  23. Carrie / Apr 14 2013 8:11 am

    Episode 33 – Susan X Meagher. The best

  24. Pat Bane / Apr 14 2013 11:53 am

    Ok Bar Rag- Caring for Kara
    Episode 52- Ann McMan
    F & SS- Movies I never watched. I still can’t believe Nikki never saw those movies.

    • nikkismalls28 / Apr 19 2013 7:41 am

      I know, isn’t it preposterous??? You’ll be even more disgusted by me next show by me never having seen Sunset Boulevard…

  25. Ann McMan / Apr 19 2013 7:27 am

    Am I allowed to vote for my episode? Number 52? Does that make me a bad person????

  26. Salem West / Apr 19 2013 7:37 am

    I’m tossing my vote in for Episode #52 with the devine Miss M., Ann McMan. Mostly because I was in the background making faces and taunting her by having a second Cosmo while she tried to sound “authorish.” Call it ‘quid pro quo.”

  27. Rev / Apr 19 2013 7:42 am

    You can absolutely vote for your own episode. You’re not the only one and that’s just fine. It was a great, great episode!

    • Ann McMan / Apr 19 2013 7:45 am

      It’s the cosmos and Benadryl…you should consider having a bowl of those out on the bar as snacks…they’ll loosen anyone’s tongue.

  28. Carrie Stephanie Joan Gooch / Apr 19 2013 1:21 pm

    I have my votes, it was really tough to choose! but I’m going with:
    Episode 41- Radclyffe because she is my all time favourite author
    Flicks and swizzle sticks- the evil dead, even though i have not seen these films yet but im about to check them out soon 🙂 i chose it because I love Bruce Campbell he was great in xena! 😀
    Bar rag- Laurie Salzler because I loved the reading she did, which made me buy her book I keep meaning to read. 🙂 can’t wait to see who wins!

    • Rev / Apr 19 2013 6:06 pm

      Thanks for your votes, Carrie!

  29. Liz / Apr 19 2013 6:01 pm

    My favorite review episode: Episode 34: Meghan O’Brien
    Favorite Bar Rag – Political Chat with Colette Moody #1

  30. kfemme / May 8 2013 5:34 am

    Well, my obvious one for Bar Rag is Roselle and Caring for Kara (considering that’s me) I didn’t know you guys did an episode on it. I have to go back and listen to it but I know I love Roselle to death and anyone and everyone connected to the auction was fabulous! It meant so much to me! So much more than I can say!

    My choice for episode is D Jordan Redhawk One of my favorite authors!

    thanks for this and good luck to all,

  31. Cheri The Rev / May 8 2013 7:47 am

    Thanks for your votes, Kara! You’re fabulous, too, and I’m very proud to have been able to be a part of the auction. I’m very much looking forward to meeting you in person soon.

    • kfemme / May 8 2013 12:40 pm

      Thanks so much Cheri! I’m really looking forward to that too! I can’t wait to be able to say thanks in person and give hugs to some of the people who made such a difference in my life! I’m so excited!
      very big hugs, kara

      and yeah, love Jordan among many others also!

  32. Cheri The Rev / May 8 2013 7:49 am

    Oh, and yeah, Redhawk is alright… :-p

  33. Nancyjean / May 16 2013 5:52 am

    Episode 33 – SXM

    • Rev / May 16 2013 8:21 am

      Thanks NJ!

  34. Rev / May 17 2013 12:59 pm

    I was wrong about that Pix! The Sceptre of Fate and My Lord are Conqueror stories!!


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