Gin and Beer It Podcast

Episode 41: Talking Cocktails with Alex from @cocktailcreationuk

This week, Meg is joined by Alex who runs the @cocktailcreationuk account on Instagram, which has gained a strong following thanks to his inventive drinks and high quality photos. Topics include how to experiment with your own drinks, why to never order a cocktail at Wetherspoon’s, and the best cocktails we’ve had since lockdown was […]

Pimm’s: The Ultimate British Summer Staple

Whether the weather agrees or not, it is British summertime! What is synonymous with British summer? PIMM’S obviously! This week, Meg talks discusses the history of the world’s most delicious drink to have in the sun. Did you know there was once six different versions of Pimm’s? Listen to find out more!

Episode 39: Frozen Margaritas feat. Nadia

This week, Meg is joined once again by the lovely Nadia to discuss Nadia’s favorite drink: the frozen margarita! Topics include the history of the margarita, where to get the best one on the Kings Road, and why Meg and Nadia have fallen out with prosecco. Enjoy!

Episode 38: The Pina Colada feat. Harry

This week, Meg is joined by ‘three-peat’ guest, Harry, to discuss the beloved pina colada. We talk pirates, debate whether a ‘peanut colada’ is a real thing, and discuss some fun variations.

Episode 37: The Dry Martini feat. Michael

This week, Michael makes his three-peat appearance on Gin and Beer It to discuss the classic cocktail: the martini. We discuss the best martinis we’ve ever had, our perfect recipes, and the interesting history of James Bond’s favorite tipple.

Introducing The New and Improved Gin and Beer It!

I am so incredibly excited to announce the new and (hopefully!) improved Gin and Beer It podcast. In 2018, I started Gin and Beer It as a way of documenting my experiences of moving to London as an American and all of the people I have met, places I have traveled to, and experiences I […]

Episode 34: Celebrating 15 Years of From Under the Cork Tree

Can you believe it has been 15 years since Fall Out Boy released one of the greatest pop punk albums of all time, From Under the Cork Tree? Meg certainly can’t – so this week’s episode of Gin and Beer It is all about the nostalgia, history, and ranking each track of this groundbreaking record.

Episode 33: Legos, The Last Dance, and Mixology

Welcome to another week of ‘How I’m Staying Sane’ during quarantimes! This weeks topics cover The Last Dance and Afterlife on Netflix, doing Legos with your significant other, and the awesome courses available on Masterclass.

Pour Yourself a Quarantini

This week, Meg discusses how she is coping with social distancing and worldwide coronavirus madness. Topics include what to read/watch if you are into the hype and how to escape if you’re not. EVERYONE be sure to sign up for the Gin and Beer It Social Distancing Virtual Run/Walk at

Emotional Fight Club feat. Kristin and Angela

This week, Meg is joined by Kristin and Angela from Emotional Fight Club to discuss their experience with creating a podcast about their ’emotional fights,’ taking on major life changes, and what dating is like in California vs. London.

We’ll Always Have Paris

This week, Meg is joined once again by Harry to discuss their Valentine’s Day weekend in Paris. Topics include how to plan a trip to Paris, where to eat, and where to find authentic Eiffel Tower dildos.

Best Date Spots in London

This week, Meg covers some of her favorite spots for dates in London (ranging from good first Tinder date spots to places to go with your long-time love). Then, we dive into the pop culture hits of the week including fashion trends, 1917, Sex Education, and more!

You Review feat. Harry

This week, Meg is joined by returning guest Harry to discuss Series 1 and 2 of the Netflix hit, You. Topics include favorite characters in both seasons and predictions for Series 3.

Neighborhood Watch: Notting Hill

Happy New Year! This week, Meg starts a new series of London neighborhood reviews.. starting with Notting Hill! Topics include recommendations for restaurants, bars, and lots of vintage shopping. Stay tuned for the usual weekly segments including a review of Netflix’s You and the Knives Out!

Decade in Review: The 2010s

Happy Episode 25 and final episode of the DECADE! This week, Meg discusses her favorite films, albums, memes, and more of the 2010s. Tune in for a throwback to some of the hits of the past year… and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

This week, Meg discusses her top five favorite things to do in London at Christmastime, including ice skating at Somerset House and shopping at Harrod’s. She also discusses the things she loves about UK Christmas, and the things she misses about Christmas in America. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wedding Crashers feat. Elizabeth

This week, Meg is joined by one of her best friends, Elizabeth, who got married earlier this year to talk all things weddings! Topics include how to not get too drunk at your own wedding, awkward bridesmaid conversations, wedding budgets, and more!

Ghosted in October? How Festive!

Happy Halloween! This week, Meg talks about her favorite Halloween episodes of popular shows including The Office, Friends, and How I Met Your Mother! Don’t forget to enter the Social Media Contest before it closes on the 31st of October!

The Canterbury Tales

This week, Meg talks about the five best bits of her recent day trip to Canterbury and what she has been enjoying this week including a new podcast about The Office, BBC’s new Interior Design Masters, and the fact that Jennifer Aniston broke Instagram. Be sure to tune in for details on a new social […]

By the Order of the Peaky Blinders feat. Saskia

This week, Meg is joined by Saskia (previously on the Being a Millennial On the Property Ladder episode last year) to discuss Series 5 of Peaky Blinders. Topics include assessing the brummie accent, theories for future series, but mainly just how incredibly fit Cillian Murphy is.

2019 Berlin Marathon Review

This week, Meg discusses the 2019 Berlin Marathon, which she ran last weekend. Topics include how the race stacks up compared to London, the male vs. female ratio, frequency of port-a-loos, and more!

Don’t Call It a Comeback (What I’ve Learned at 25)

Meg is back! This week, Meg discusses the five things that she’s learned at the age of 25, as well as introduces new segments including films, tv shows, podcasts, and books of the week! Topics include Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Peaky Blinders, sensible footwear, and more.

Easter in Lake Garda

This week, Meg discusses her Easter trip to Lake Garda, including tips on Milan, Desenzano del Garda, and Verona! Highlights include a few car rental mishaps and lots of wine and cheese.

Cycling Patagonia feat. Milla and Chillo

This week, Meg is joined by two great friends (and former flatmates) Milla and Chillo who are about to set off on a 9 month adventure cycling Patagonia in South America! Topics include tent shopping, packing light, and all other aspects of packing for such an incredible journey.  

Long Distances Relationships feat. Nadia

This week, Meg is joined by resident dating expert, Nadia! They discuss the pro’s and con’s of long distance relationships based on their own experiences, tips for survival, and how to stay positive.

Weekend in Review: Bath

This week, Meg discusses her recent trip to Bath for the weekend! Highlights include the Roman baths, the modern thermal baths, the Jane Austen museum, restaurant suggestions, and more!

Meet Meg

In this inaugural episode of Gin and Beer It, Meg tells you all about herself and how she ended up in London, then dives into things no one tells you about moving abroad, including the in’s and out’s of grocery shopping in the U.K. There’s also some very good listener questions about coping with moving […]