Classy Little Podcast

Classy Little Podcast
Every #WineWednesday, the Classy Little Podcast brings you a different topic in a fun show filled with history, fun facts, games, off-beat trivia and anecdotes, all while enjoying wine and cheese. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and neither should you.

Endings and New Beginnings
Nov 2, 2016 • 10 min
Hi everyone, This is Emily from the Classy Little Podcast. I wanted to apologize for ending the podcast so abruptly after a very long hiatus. Thank you to all our listeners and supporters — it was really an amazing year of podcasting we’ll never…
Swimming | Evolution of Swimwear, Sharks, Diana Nyad (CLP - Ep. 48)
Jul 12, 2016 • 50 min
For wine deals through our affiliate,, visit . Listen and subscribe on or , and find out more at . Find us on | | This episode’s wine: Gazela Vinho Verde from Portugal This episode’s cheese: Marco Polo Peppercorn Cheese For…
the Circus | P.T. Barnum, Drunk Elephants, Hartford Circus Fire (CLP - Ep. 47)
Jul 6, 2016 • 64 min
We’re celebrating P.T. Barnum’s birthday this week in an episode featuring the history (and name) of the infamous circus theme music, a history of P.T. Barnum, the Hartford Circus Fire, stories of elephants in the circus, and circus lingo. For…
Paper | Attracting Cats, The Office, Toilet Paper History (CLP - Ep. 46)
Jun 29, 2016 • 41 min
Happy one-year anniversary to us! If you’ve been there since the beginning — when we were using Rock Band mics and didn’t know what we were doing, or if you’re new to the show, cheers to YOU! Thank you, dear listeners, for a fantastic year! We’re…
Ice Cream | History of Frozen Desserts, Carvel Secrets, Pun Quiz (CLP-Ep. 45)
Jun 22, 2016 • 39 min
It’s summer, and we don’t know about you, but we feel there’s nothing like a nice, cold ice cream on a hot summer day! We raise our glasses (and spoons) to this amazing treat. We even had to pause recording to eat the decadent delicacy! For wine deals…
Insects | Awesome Ants, Busy Bees, Bugs of Nightmares (CLP-Ep. 44)
Jun 15, 2016 • 49 min
Stop right there if you have a delicate stomach. We’re talking about creepy, crawly insects this week. And, despite looking for the positive traits of them, we can say with certainty — nope, some of them can be downright jerks! For wine deals through…
Architecture | Frank Lloyd Wright, The Brooklyn Bridge, Building FAILS (CLP-Ep. 43)
Jun 8, 2016 • 53 min
Build your knowledge with this episode celebrating architecture in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday! Learn why blueprints used to be blue, why “Star-chitechs” are divas, and prepare to have some favorite sitcoms ruined by nitpicking the structural f
Numbers | Unlucky 13, Rule of Three, Numbers Music Quiz (CLP-Ep. 42)
Jun 1, 2016 • 47 min
For episode 42, we had to do something related to “,” but since neither of us had read the book, we decided to raise our glasses to numbers, instead! Aside from 42 being the ultimate answer, we also look at the number 3 in religions, how 30 percent of…
Scraps | Cats on Ships, Farkle, Sinead O’Connor (CLP-Ep. 41)
May 25, 2016 • 58 min
We celebrate James’ birthday by raising our glasses to James’ favorite meal: scraps! But, instead of leftover food, we decided to go back and use some of our research from past episodes we never got to talk about. This episode’s wine: Longitude 2015…
Gadgets | Crazy Patents, Inspector Gadget, Planned Obsolescence (CLP-Ep. 40)
May 18, 2016 • 44 min
In honor of our appearance on on Thursday, we’re raising out glasses to gadgets. We learn about patent trolls; some fun facts about everyone’s favorite syndicated cartoon, “Inspector Gadget;” and Emily finds out that Planned Obsolescence isn’t…
Guilty Pleasures | The Jerry Springer Show, Psychology of Guilt and Pleasure, Astrology (CLP-Ep. 39)
May 11, 2016 • 57 min
Don’t be ashamed you tuned in this week to hear about our adventure on The Jerry Springer Show (as audience members, not guests), the reason guilt-free foods don’t taste as good, or how awful Japanese television can be. And, go ahead, you can do the Jerry
Friendship | Bromances, Famous Frenemies, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (CLP-Ep.38)
May 4, 2016 • 56 min
Even if you consider yourself anti-social, you can get all the socializing you need in this episode all about the magic of friendship — and, yes, we talk about MLP:FIM. This episode’s wine: This episode’s cheese: Cotswold This episode was…
Tabletop Games | Monopoly in World War II, History of the Ouija Board, Scrimish Giveaway (CLP-Ep. 37)
Apr 28, 2016 • 55 min
Game on! Blow on those dice, spend 30 minutes setting up that elaborate game board, and get ready to raise your glasses to Tabletop games — either a great way to socialize, or the way to end friendships, as we discover in this episode. All in honor of In
Marijuana | The History of 420, CBD-Rich Hemp Oil, Reefer Madness (CLP-Ep. 36)
Apr 20, 2016 • 63 min
Even though we aren’t getting high in this episode, we’re still celebrating 420! Sit back, toke up, and let us be your spirit guide through the origins of 420, the science behind marijuana, CBD-rich hemp oil, some famous potheads, and the propaganda surro
Records | Record Store Day, Recording History, Unskippable Podcast (CLP-Ep. 35)
Apr 13, 2016 • 60 min
In honor of Record Store Day (and a belated Rex Manning Day), we’re talking about vinyl in this episode! You know, those things your parents had in milk crates that now you see hipsters walking around with. Emily also talks to James and her husband about
Water | ULLA Giveaway, Health Benefits of Water, Bottled Water Controversy (CLP-Ep. 34)
Apr 6, 2016 • 47 min
We love our wine and all, but we can’t always bring it with us everywhere we go (although, we’ve tried). This week, we’re looking at that other popular beverage of choice, water! Plus, we have a special giveaway for the ULLA - Smart Hydration Reminder!
Comedy | with Everyone Has a Podcast (CLP-Ep. 33)
Mar 30, 2016 • 67 min
No, your podcast-listening device isn’t broken. Our cold opening clip will make sense later in the episode. We’re joined by Adam and Bryon from Everyone Has a Podcast this week, helping us talk all about comedy.
March Madness | Bracket Building, March Hares, NCAA Controversy (CLP-Ep. 32)
Mar 23, 2016 • 61 min
This isn’t just about basketball, although if you’ve made a bracket, you’ll be happy to know you’re probably doing better than Emily, who picked her winning team based on a comfy T-shirt.
Mistakes | Movie Mistakes, Accidental Inventions, Bloopers (CLP-Ep. 31)
Mar 16, 2016 • 50 min
Humans are prone to mistakes, but as Bob Ross says, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents!” Well, unless you count some of the biggest mistakes in history, which we talk about. But we also talk about why making mistakes is actually a good thing, pl
the Sun | Eclipses, Myths & Legends, The Woman Who Owns the Sun (CLP-Ep. 30)
Mar 9, 2016 • 47 min
Excited about the total solar eclipse this week? We are. In fact, we’re turning this #WineWednesday into SUN-day, if you get our drift. This episode is all about that big ball of gas we know and love: The Sun!
Collections | Hoarders, Weird Collections, Celebrity Collections (CLP-Ep. 29)
Mar 2, 2016 • 51 min
Even though Emily and James can’t seem to keep a collection of wine before drinking it all, they decided to talk about people who can collect things! Plus, we hear about some of our listeners’ collections!
the Oscars | with The Epic Film Guys (CLP-Ep. 28)
Feb 24, 2016 • 60 min
The Academy Awards
Sleep | Analyzing Dreams, Gods of Sleep, Common Nightmares (CLP-Ep. 27)
Feb 17, 2016 • 49 min
Put on your jammies and turn out the lights because this week, we’re raising our glasses to the second best thing you can do in bed (the first being drinking wine, of course). We talk about the science of sleep, some historic sleepers, and those who dare
Dating | Valentine’s Day History, Tinder, Creepy Romantic Comedies (CLP-Ep. 26)
Feb 10, 2016 • 51 min
Looking for a date this Valentine’s Day? We’re here for you! We offer you wine, cheese, and no obligation to call us the next day. So, stick us in your earbuds and let us whisper sweet nothings into your ears as we serenade you with the history of…
Guys’ Night | Super Bowl Trivia, Madden NFL, FREY Review (CLP-Ep. 25)
Feb 3, 2016 • 59 min
James is joined by Emily’s husband, Mark, to celebrate Guys Night, and pump us all up for the Super Bowl this weekend. The guys talk about beer, football, video games, and a mysterious triangle. Plus, find out how the man who walked on the fucking moon al
Cats | History of Cat Memes, Cat Heroes, Cats: The Musical (CLP-Ep. 24)
Jan 27, 2016 • 39 min
If you can’t tell from the squeals of delight, Emily is super excited to finally focus an entire episode on her love for cats! Since we did an episode raising our glasses to dogs last year, we found it only appropriate to give our feline friends some equa
Glam Rock | David Bowie, Androgynous Fashion, Music History (CLP-Ep. 23)
Jan 20, 2016 • 48 min
James and Emily pay tribute to the passing of Glam Rock icon and innovator David Bowie in this episode. We find out about the fashion, the trends, the culture and society during the Glam Rock era. Plus, we talk to Jen Cunningham from magazine…
Soft Drinks | Coke vs. Pepsi, International Flavors, History of Root Beer (CLP-Ep. 22)
Jan 13, 2016 • 50 min
No matter what you call it, soda, pop or Coke is a favorite beverage with a fascinating history. From pharmacist “dudes” to Billy Joel, soft drinks have become ubiquitous in American culture and around the world.
Resolutions | Goal-Setting, Avoiding Temptation, Most Popular Resolutions (CLP-Ep. 21)
Jan 6, 2016 • 45 min
New year, new you? Or new year, new you … until mid-February? We take a look at the history of setting New Year’s Resolutions, most popular goals, why they don’t work and how to make them stick. We also celebrate the new year with a new and improved the
Gifts (CLP-Ep. 20)
Dec 9, 2015 • 81 min
We made this extra long, so grab a box of wine and a bulk-sized cheese plate and settle in for a long winter’s podcast, featuring gift recommendations, an interview with Adam Centamore, and our usual fun facts, history and etiquette, along with wine…
Mark Twain (CLP-Ep. 19)
Dec 2, 2015 • 33 min
We celebrate the belated birthday of Mark Twain, which was Nov. 30, in this episode all about one of the most beloved and controversial writers, who just happens to have connections to our home state of Connecticut. This episode’s wine: (Can…
Thanksgiving Food (CLP-Ep. 18)
Nov 25, 2015 • 41 min
Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Pie, Oh My!
Introverts (CLP-Ep. 17)
Nov 18, 2015 • 45 min
This week we put away our party hats and social butterfly personalities and tip our glasses to that often-misunderstood and maligned tribe who represents about one third of all people … introverts! This episode’s wine: Big House Pinot Evil…
Coffee (CLP-Ep. 16)
Nov 11, 2015 • 40 min
Get your controversial red Starbucks cups, dump out the PSL, and fill it up with wine as we delve into the history, science and fun facts about java, joe, dirt, mud, wakey juice, morning jolt or C8H10NN4O2! This episode’s wine: Veijo Feo 2012…
the Choo-Choo Train (CLP-Ep. 15)
Nov 4, 2015 • 36 min
All aboard for an episode of trainspotting, hobos and lamenting the loss of the bar car. James and Emily raise their glasses to one of the greatest marvels of transportation and, dare we say it, a highlight of our daily commute. This episode’s wine:…
Breakfast Cereal (CLP-Ep.14)
Oct 28, 2015 • 43 min
This episode stays crunchy in milk and is part of a balanced breakfast! Grab your spoons and dig in to our celebration of breakfast cereal! Included in this episode are fun facts about mascots, the history and original purpose of corn flakes, and much…
Back to the Future (CLP-Ep.13)
Oct 21, 2015 • 49 min
Long episode! But, then again, this epic trilogy deserves nothing less!
Video Games (CLP-Ep.12)
Oct 14, 2015 • 40 min
Cue the “Type-A” Tetris music! Get your controllers ready and join us in our adventure into wine, cheese and those addicting time-sucks known as video games! Plus, we start getting some real wine and cheese pairing ideas from Adam Centamore’s “Tasting…
Chocolate (CLP-Ep. 11)
Oct 7, 2015 • 38 min
This episode’s wine: Sangre de Toro 2013 GarnachaThis episode’s cheese: Tomato and Basil Cheddar This episode was a special request from on Twitter, who also sent us a great ! Check it out! In this episode, we learn about how chocolate is made; how…
Wine Tasting (CLP-Ep. 10)
Sep 30, 2015 • 14 min
For our 10th episode, James and Emily leave the Classy Little Basement to head out to the ‘s seventh annual Wine Trail, sponsored by Somehow, we fit more wines than usual into a shorter episode! We find out different terms regarding wine, like…
Ladies’ Night (CLP-Ep. 09)
Sep 23, 2015 • 32 min
This week, James is off doing James-Things, whatever that is. Kitty stepped up and is co-hosting with Emily on this very special episode dedicated to Ladies’ Night.Our wine for this episode: Gato Negro 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile (Boxed Wine!)Our…
Vaping (CLP-Ep. 08)
Sep 16, 2015 • 35 min
We get a little controversial with our topic for this week: Vaping. Both James and Emily have switched from those awful cancer sticks to e-cigarettes, and couldn’t be happier. Our wine for this episode: Gooseneck Wines 2013 Pinot Grigio (Pinot…
Polo (CLP-Ep. 07)
Sep 9, 2015 • 29 min
The gist of our polo experience: It’s a four-hour long tailgate that’s a few levels up from beer and grilling in a parking lot at a football game. There’s wine, cheese, dates, dresses, floppy hats, pastel shorts, Polo shirts and, oh yeah, horses! We…
Product Placement (CLP-Ep. 06)
Aug 26, 2015 • 33 min
From the Reese’s Pieces in “E.T.” to trying to determine if the music video you’re watching is entertainment or an infomercial, product placement rears its ugly, ubiquitous head in most forms of media consumed by the general public (including,…
Social Media (CLP-Ep. 05)
Aug 12, 2015 • 37 min
Stalking your ex has never been easier since the widespread use of social media makes it possible to easily connect with almost anyone in the world. In this episode, we focus on the pros and cons of our modern-day communications, including…
Special Episode: Cheers to Podcast Movement 2015
Aug 5, 2015 • 8 min
Thanks Spreaker!
Dogs (CLP-Ep. 04)
Jul 29, 2015 • 33 min
This episode has gone to the dogs, as we discuss man’s best friend. We’re unofficially celebrating National Hot Dog Month in July, and Emily has some exciting news about her whereabouts this coming weekend! Our wine for this episode: Robert Mondavi…
Weddings (CLP-Ep. 03)
Jul 15, 2015 • 30 min
We cordially invite you to listen to our episode all about weddings as we celebrate wedding season and the recent Supreme Court of the United States to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states! Our wine for this episode: Freixenet Sparkling Cordon…
Words & Phrases (CLP-Ep. 02)
Jul 1, 2015 • 36 min
Say what?! We delve into the past to uncover and, hopefully, bring back some forgotten words and phrases we love! Our wine for this episode: Humberto Canale Estate 2013 Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina, and Line 39 2013 Petite Sirah from…
Wine & Cheese (CLP-Ep. 01)
Jun 17, 2015 • 21 min
We kick off our adventure into the fancy and elite with two of our favorite things: wine and cheese! Our wine for this episode: Robert Mondavi 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (BIG Bottle!) Our cheese for this episode: New York Aged White Cheddar…