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Catching A Foul Ball at a Baseball Game

In this epsiode Rob and Anna revisits advice from foul ball master Zach Hample who has thousands of souvenir baseballs in his home collection. Anna and Rob also discuss the perils of taking their kids to baseball games.


Bar Mitzvah DJ Redo

Being a Bar/Bat Mitzvah DJ involves a lot more than just throwing a mix CD on. “It’s all about being an entertainer,” says Brian Bergman, a DC area DJ with decades of experience. So how does that advice hold up today? Rob and his wife Anna listen back to the original WWRD podcast he did with David Kestenbaum and then talk about their own experiences attending a bar mitzvah with their kids.


Finding Guilt-Free Chocolate...What Would Rob Do?

This past Halloween Rob had a dilemma, how could he enjoy chocolate knowing that some of it is tainted by abusive child labor? The quest to answer that question lead him to Hershey's, a human rights organization, a fair trade chocolate company, and many others. This is an extended version of a story that first aired on KUOW.


Driving A Stick Shift...What Would Rob Do?

Knowing how to drive a manual transmission vehicle is one of the more manlier things to do, the problem is it's often hard to find a stick shift car to practice on let alone someone who is willing to teach you. In this episode Rob takes out his friend Sam Greenspan for a lesson in a middle school parking lot.

Surviving A Move...What Would Rob Do?

Whether your a moving cross country or down the street packing up your life, putting it into boxes, moving, and then unpacking is ALWAYS a big headache. Rob talks about how to decrease the stress and pain of moving with Rigel Celeste, she's a freelance writer who offers moving tips for the website move.com.

Mastering the Garage Sale...WWRD

Garage sales can be a great way to make a few bucks from the junk laying around your house. Rob speaks with Rhonda Franz from the website parenting squad.com about how to maximize profits and minimize headaches.

Would You Kill & Eat Your Own Chicken? What Would Rob Do to be a "Conscious

Some people consider themselves vegetarian or vegan, Rob likes to think of himself as a "conscious eater,"someone who thinks about the meaning and origin of every morsel he puts into his mouth. To further his understanding of the food chain, Rob visits Jesse Straight's pasture poultry farm in Warrenton, VA to try his hand at slaughtering, processing, and eventually eating his own chicken. It's an experience he'll never forget.


How Not To Be A Loser Beach Tourist

On a recent family vacation to the beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island Rob had the chance to ask locals Donna Celico andSarabeth Dowerhow not to be a lame tourist. Their suggestions: follow traffic laws, don't litter, and try your best not to be cheesy.


Why Your Kid Shouldn't Call Me Mr. Rob

While taking his 2 year old daughter to playdates Rob's noticed that it's rare for kids to address him formally as Mr. Sachs. Instead it's Rob, Mr. Rob, or Rachel's Dad. Rob talks about the breakdown of formality between parents and kids with Sarah Maizes, a mother of three and the blogger behind the parenting website Mommy Lite.