Before eating Tide Pods was a thing, people were acting like mannequins, dumping buckets of ice water over their heads to raise money for charity and seeing who could eat the most marshmallows. Why do these online challenges go viral and why do we find them so compelling (at least for a while)?
Meeting the parents of your significant other can be nerve-wracking and awkward… but it can also become a funny story. We share the stories of how we met each other’s parents, our friend Jeremy tells a funny about meeting his partner’s parents and we share some tips for not messing it up!
Gold, frankincense, myrrh and… baby Jesus baked inside a cake?! We explore the history, traditions and food of Día de Los Reyes or 3 Kings Day – the official end to the holiday season in Latin countries and other parts of the world!
We don’t know how to wrap up the year, so we’re re-capping some our favorite movies, TV shows and podcasts from 2017. This special end of year double episode has death in Monterey, return of America’s favorite white trash family and math is hard for Mike!
We’re picking up our chat about old family holiday traditions – and who better to talk to about it than our Moms?! Our Moms take over the storytelling this week as they give us a rundown on what we were like as kids, what we wanted for Christmas and the lengths they went to to make our holidays special. A warning for parents: while there’s nothing explicit in this episode, it’s not one you’ll want to listen to with your kids (if you know what we mean)!
The season of festive cheer is upon us, but it’s not always easy (for us anyway) to break the ice at the many holiday parties. This week we explore some advice to have better conversations at parties with friends or co-workers. TL;DR don’t drink too much like Susan in accounting and wind up drunk on the balcony with your puppy.
We’ve spent all weekend trying to revive our screen printing skills, but as it turns out we don’t have any of those. We explore the science and a bit of history around the technique of serigraphy (and why we’re so terrible at it). Find out why we are covered in metallic gold ink, listener reactions to The Tree Whisperer and why Mike doesn’t know what a rhododendron is.
We take a quick trip down memory lane as we talk about some of the traditions our families had during the holiday season and the history behind some of the places we visited. True stories of planes crashing into churches, fires destroying buildings where you now shop and Mike teases us about “The Tree Whisperer.”
We talk the ins and outs of Black Friday – the good, the bad and the deceptive deals. We learn a bit about the ways retailers target us with sales, how we fall for them and if they’re actually worth it. We also learn about the top shopping day of the year that blows Black Friday out of the water.
This week, we take a look at some of the lesser-known inventions from here in Silicon Valley from frozen breakfast and food in a cup to big hunks of steel and animatronic rats.