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Season 2 Episode 12 – I Finally Went to the Doctor

Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds. This week I talk about how easy health insurance actually can be, the upcoming show “Holey Moley” on ABC that I will be on, and other exciting things coming up this summer.


Season 2 Episode 11 – How to Fix the NBA

This week is just one long tip. With Memorial Day Weekend behind us, and the NBA Finals in front, it’s time to address something that’s bothered me for years: how do you make the NBA entertaining? Also, in show-related news, this show will now be released on a bi-weekly schedule. So expect to receive your … Continue reading Season 2 Episode 11 – How to Fix the NBA →


Season 2 Episode 10 – Graduation Advice

This week I am joined for the first time by my good friend Harold Kast. With graduation for other USC students having just passed this Friday, we take time to sit down and reflect on our own journeys through the university, how our paths have led us to our current moments, and where we plan … Continue reading Season 2 Episode 10 – Graduation Advice →


Season 2 Episode 9 – Middle School Trauma

This week, I’m joined again by Danny and Keeley as we discuss traumatic PE exercises in middle school, how to apply them to real life today, and the joy of going to a Renaissance Faire. Also, we try to guess what measles are like and end up completely wrong, so do not quote us on … Continue reading Season 2 Episode 9 – Middle School Trauma →


Season 2 Episode 8 – Stand Up For No Audience

This week, Michael goes it alone to discuss his own process for when he’s feeling unproductive, how to analyze what the next step should be, and performs a stand-up routine he’s written, with no audience present to react. Enjoy the advice, enjoy the comedy, and enjoy the show.


Season 2 Episode 7 – This City is Infuriating

This week Bennett and I discussing other frustrating topics like the unwritten rules and games of dating apps and texting, the lack of professionalism in the entertainment industry, and how we make fun of social media. Get ready for a passionate tirade by the both of us this time.


Season 2 Episode 6 – Workshopping Things

After a week hiatus due to Michael leaving his laptop behind and going out of town (whoops!), we are back with another episode. This time, Michael and returning guest Bennett Saltzman play the newest game of the show Wine About It, and discuss topics like supporting your friends and student productions, who should pay on … Continue reading Season 2 Episode 6 – Workshopping Things →


Season 2 Episode 5 – Michael’s Oscars Conspiracy Theory

This week we jump right back into the conversation with Danny and Keeley. Talking about more Hollywood blunders, how the La La Land/Moonlight gaffe was actually intentionally done, and learning who Keeley would rather live with besides Danny.


Season 2 Episode 4 – Nothing is Original

This week, Danny and Keeley return to do what theater graduates do best: critique everything wrong with current film and media, yet acknowledge there’s nothing we can do about stopping it. Listen along as we discuss how Hollywood is obsessed with remakes and reboots, why the Kardashian/Jenner family will be a memorable chapter in fashion … Continue reading Season 2 Episode 4 – Nothing is Original →


Season 2 Episode 3 – Undeadly Tidbits

With Valentine’s Day this past week, we hope you all got to spend time with your loved one(s). Here at Tips and Tidbits, we decided to pair up with our good friends at Undeadly Serious for a conversation this week. Listen to our discussions on moving, starting your own projects, and the impact the Twilight … Continue reading Season 2 Episode 3 – Undeadly Tidbits →


Season 2 Episode 2 – The Kitchen Sink

We’re back again with Danny and Keeley, talking about theater (our educations and our critiques), along with breaking down the fake front people put on social media, and introducing a new recurring segment on the show called “My Favorite Things.”


Season 2 Episode 1 – Blood Everywhere

We’re baaaack! And to kick off season 2, I am joined by Danny and his roommate and best friend Keeley. Together, we discuss balancing work life and personal life, along with antics of high school theater groups, and a story of a work trip that had a very interesting customer.


Episode 25: Season One Finale (Part 1)

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at all of this season’s guest discussions and gather all the best actual TIPS from a show titled to provide just that. Enjoy this compilation from episodes 1-8, and a huge thank you to all of the guests of those episodes: Pallavi Srinivasan Bennett … Continue reading Episode 25: Season One Finale (Part 1) →


Episode 24: Times are Changing

With Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas coming up quickly, I take a brief moment to update everyone on new things in my life as well as changes to be coming for this show in 2019. From self-promotion to statewide chaos, and everything in between, this episode highlights the key topics for me these past two … Continue reading Episode 24: Times are Changing →


Episode 23: Life is Not a Marathon

In what could be considered the most emotional episode to date, I reflect on my life, recent career trajectory, and future expectations. While I reveal and vent about many current and past frustrations, I also share some hope and optimism for the upcoming years.


Episode 22: B-Roll

A couple weeks ago, Pallavi and I tried to stay on topic about tips for adulting. Every now and then we went off topic, so here is all the salvageable audio from our recording when we couldn’t stay focused, including a nice diatribe from Pallavi’s roommate Cindy.


Episode 21: We Are Busy Adulting

This week, Pallavi returns to the podcast as we stay on topic (as much as we can) about “adulting”, and transitioning from college to the real world, and strategies to help with that. Listen in to perhaps our most thought out episode and see what pieces of advice you can take away for yourself.


Episode 20: Our Patronuses

This week, I am joined by my friend Danny as we discuss the perils of drunk driving, he gives the listeners an audio tour of my room, and we discover what our patronuses would be if they were to exist.


Episode 19: So Serious

This week, Brenda returns to the show and we discuss comedians, politics in entertainment, how to not take yourself so seriously, and how to reach out to friends we haven’t talked to in a while.


Episode 18: Age of Technology

This week I reunite with Brenda as we catch up on our lives, discuss technology and people’s dependency on it, as well as promoting all of our own stuff.