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.
Veteran’s Day is this weekend, but what does it really mean? We hear some stories about those who serve to better understand the significance of honoring our service men and women.
In this surprise episode for Halloween we share your submitted scary stories and some of our own! A Hollywood radio personality possibly haunts our old apartment, Mike gets taken to a Curandera to return his soul, and a tales of a ghosts in bars and castles.
Continuing our Halloween fun, we talk about urban legends from the cities where we’ve lived! Hollywood starlets roaming through rooms, murdered teens on remote roads and… flying monkeys?! Listen to hear about some creepy and fun legends (some with surprisingly interesting histories!).