Santa's list of who's naughty and who's nice fails completely to provide a clear moral framework for children's behavior. We are going to fix that.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Have you ever overestimated your own competence? You ever told someone they were bad at something? What's with our impulse to soften criticism? Also, Jim's got a norm and a question about broadcasting "fuck" on TV. Something for everyone!
Thursday, November 26, 2020
The time has come to settle Best vs. Favorite: Thanksgiving Sides! Generally just a whole episode about gabbing about food. Hot meals or hot showers? Only cake or only pie? Don't listen on an empty stomach.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Halloween 2020 is upon us! If you had to be one of the classic Halloween monsters, which would it be? Is the move to go vampire? Werewolf? Juke into being an alien? Let's figure it out since we can't go to a Halloween party.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Bucket lists as a concept don't make much sense to us, so we attempt to unpack the idea and figure out what the point is with frequent digressions into: trading cards, going to outer space, and top dollar vs. bottom dollar.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Don't be fooled by the excellent episode title. This time around, we address a dense listener email! It's the email that's dense, not the listener. Includes follow-ups on littering and tough decisions about everyone's favorite topic: time travel.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
If you ever get the chance to zap a new skill into your brain, what's the right move? Do you go straight for the kung fu and gunplay, or do you become the most dominant Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon player in history? We get there after about 20 minutes of digression centered around the filmography of Keanu Reeves.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Why the hell do people litter? What's in it for them? What distinguishes litter from something you wouldn't care about throwing on the ground? We try to get to the bottom of that. Plus, we think it's time we had a little talk about the birds and the bees.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
If you had to be an animal for a day, what's the right choice? You don't want to mess up and be, like, an armadillo or something and wind up roadkill. You also don't want to go the draft horse route and wind up doing a bunch of work. Let's figure this thing out.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
What are your dream TV show spin-offs? We list several of our top picks and actually manage to stay on topic for almost the entire episode--a series first! Don't get used to it.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
What would you do if you met someone who could be your twin? Would you be the first to engage? Would you call your parents liars? Maybe take the safest route and instantly attack them? All this and watch talk since we have so much...time on our hands!
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Neither of us understands the appeal of camping. Why do people put themselves through it? We try to sort that one out with a lengthy sidebar about jalapeño poppers, then we talk at length about bidets. Something for everyone!
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
How do cars work? Don't bother DDGing it—just listen as we two ignoramuses try to enlighten you. By the end of this episode, you will be a true gearhead. Or maybe you won't. Probably you won't, but we go out on some hat etiquette, which Jim says is the best part.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
It's snowing, which means we couldn't record a full episode. But our commitment to delivering the quality you're accustomed to is so strong that we have managed to put together something for you in any case. Full episode sometime next week!
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020
What started as a well intended discussion of airplane etiquette dissolved almost immediately into Jonathan asking lots of questions about professional sports, but despite that derailing, we managed to get back to it. Enjoy a new Bathroom Break, a new idiom, and maybe even a couple of #lifehacks!
Thursday, January 9, 2020
A listener suggestion leads us to unavoidably discuss Star Wars at some length. But we don't start there! Enjoy some wallet talk first at the very least. There is plenty of Terminator talk as a consolation prize.