The Drinking Partners celebrate the holidays live in the studio courtesy of a custom gift from Troeg’s Independent Brewing and welcome Pittsburgh-based author Cat Bruno. Bucket list ambitions dominate the early minutes, with several pauses, both literary and sexually suggestive, as listeners have come to expect. Ed and Day unite and vibe with a special synchronicity that leads to twice the amusement as the trio weaves the personal and professional throughout the interview. No discussion of fantasy and science fiction would be complete without Ed proclaiming that, “Space ain’t real,” before both Drinking Partners break off into a wild, wicked, and officially unendorsed segment. A brief reading from Ms. Bruno’s second book causes Ed to suffer an identity crisis, which makes for one of the most unforgettable Drinking Partners confessions since their dawning. Longtime fans of the show will not want to miss Ed’s blood-centric dilemma, which Day guesses is responsible for his co-host’s new facial hair growth. A jubilant listen filled with bits on books and writing, but true to Drinking Partners merry recklessness. For more about Cat Bruno, visit her website: www.catbruno.com or find her on Amazon.