Episode 48: Lake Lanier Wants You Dead / The Book Women of Kentucky

Episode 48: Lake Lanier Wants You Dead // The Book Women of Kentucky

Patrice and Marleah destroy some festive Cranberry St. Germain cocktails and talk mysterious car crashes, ghostly underwater hands, lopsided horses, and literacy! Hooray!

Lake Lanier Wants You Dead //

Lake Lanier, just north of Atlanta, is the deadliest lake in Georgia. Is it haunted? Is it cursed? Is it full of drunk dumbasses with no boating sense? Let’s discuss.

Here’s How Many People Have Died or Gone Missing at ‘Haunted’ Georgia Lake Lanier in 2019

Secrets and Legend All a Part of the Lake Lanier Folklore

The Book Women of Kentucky //

During the Great Depression, the Pack Horse Librarian Project put Kentucky women to work delivering books to rural mountain families. They ran their routes even when they were knee-deep in mud and their feet froze to the stirrups. Because books=badass.

The Kitchen Sisters: The Pack Horse Librarians of Eastern Kentucky

Dusty Old Thing: The Fierce Female Librarians Who Delivered Books on Horseback

Smithsonian: Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles

Blue Ridge Country: The Pack Horse Librarians of Eastern Kentucky


Cranberry St. Germain Cocktail

By Wellplated
  • 1 lime
  •  1 tablespoon sugar
  •  Ice cubes
  •  2 ounces vodka
  •  1 ounce St. Germain
  •  1 ounce cranberry juice
  •  Frozen cranberries


  • Sprinkle sugar onto a small plate.
  • Cut the lime into wedges, then use one to wet the edge of the serving glass. Gently tap the edge of the glass into the sugar, coating well.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add vodka, elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, and 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • Shake vigorously to combine and strain into the prepared glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and frozen cranberries and serve.


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