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EP165: The Downside of Reality TV Fame & The Best Catfish Story Ever

10/23/2017
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Sarah found out a surprising downside to being on reality TV, and we're all worked up about it. She's also worked up about a trip to the dentist where she got into a knock-down-drag-out fight over x-rays. We learn about the best catfishing story ever, why loving the song "No Diggity" might mean you're a psychopath, and why your fish is probably depressed. Today's show is brought to you by LeTote, for a $25 purchase credit towards their new Select service where they style a box of awesome...

Duration: 00:44:39


EP164: Ghost Stories, Elvira, & Confessions of a Funeral Director

10/19/2017
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Today's show is suuuuuuper spoooooky! We asked our listeners for ghost stories, and you guys really delivered. You people are creepy. Hear about a ghost who rubs a woman's butt, a heavy breather, and a pissed off grandma. We debate whether fun size candies are in fact fun (or a lie). We talk about the badass bitch, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, and why we think she's super cool. Plus, we interview the amazing author, Caleb Wilde who is a funeral director. He talks about how dealing with...

Duration: 01:14:19


EP163: Greatest Show on Earth, Home Depot Mansplainer, & Jewish Cheaters

10/16/2017
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Sarah begins with a story about a recent trip to Home Depot where she had to choose between a male and female employee. And it didn't go well. We find out the origin of Tater-Tots and why Millennails can't get enough of them. We discuss the Will & Grace revival, and why Sarah is obsessed. We debate whether using caffeine suppositories during Yom Kippur is bending the rules or a genius loophole. We talk about moms who held a miniature wedding for their kids, and whether we think this is...

Duration: 00:51:57


EP162: The Truth About Bloody Mary, Millennials Save the World, & Badass Bitches

10/12/2017
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Sarah kicks off the show telling why millennials love houseplants, and why some people think this means there is hope for our society. Then Susie describes a powerful video she saw of a Holocaust survivor who endured torturous experiments, and why she chose to forgive her captors, but some Holocaust survivors are not happy with her. We kick off a new series where we'll be highlighting badass bitches in history. Then we discuss some idiot who made a list of things women could do instead of...

Duration: 00:58:58


EP161: Sexy Halloween Costumes, the Mad Pooper, & Our First Fight

10/9/2017
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Today we do not honor Hugh Hefner, but we do discuss his death, legacy, and complicated life. We converse about the "sexy" Halloween costume boon, and where we think it came from. We learn about the woman who tattooed her eyeballs, and not surprisingly something went wrong. We speculate about a woman who is apparently pooping in people's yards in the suburbs. And we get the facts straight on common misconceptions. Plus, Sarah reveals why she still snuggles her childhood stuffed animal, and...

Duration: 00:56:11


EP160: Murderers We Met, The Art of Sucking Up, & The Gender Pay Gap

10/5/2017
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We kick off the show with a discussion about the history of sucking up, and how there is a long literary tradition of writing characters who kiss butt. We find out why some people think flattery is more evil than murder, and what it has to do with the phrase "full of shit." We hear about why Katharine Hepburn's brownies ended up causing a couple to get divorced. We learn about a plague that cause people to dance uncontrollably, the scandal behind the COEXIST bumper sticker, and why we hate...

Duration: 01:09:50


EP159: Rivals 3 Regret, Magic of Tidying Up, & the Neurosis of Inspiration

10/2/2017
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Today we discuss the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and why Susie was a skeptic who converted. We hear about Sarah's regrets from the Rivals 3 finale, and why she replays the moment in her head. Sarah reveals why her doctor told her she was literally turning orange. Susie talks about the Whitney Houston documentary, and the allegations that she was a secret lesbian. Plus, we discuss why some people must plead guilty in order to be freed from prison when they've been falsely accused,...

Duration: 00:57:47


EP158: Sham Marriages, Robots Who Rape, & Joining a Harem

9/28/2017
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This episode is as silly as it gets, but is still packed full of information. We cover a recent study revealing the best way to teach babies persistence. We find out the secret reason boys are better at certain kinds of science (spoiler: it involves pee). We talk about how artificial intelligence can be scary especially when men make robots with a rape feature. We laugh till it hurts about the allure of tiny things especially the itty bitty Tiny Kitchen series. And we debate whether Lady...

Duration: 01:19:35


EP157: The Stripper Who Killed Nazis, Sarah's Secret, & Cake in Alaska

9/25/2017
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Today is packed full of fun facts, hot topics, and even a revelation about Sarah's dirty habit. We start with a lot of dumb jokes from Sarah who found out it was National Speak Like a Pirate Day. We debate an item spotted at Hobby Lobby that some people say is racist. We find out the mystery of the Wiffle Ball, which has us scratching our heads. We discuss the Kevin Durant "scandal," where he was caught tweeting from a private Twitter account. Susie tells the story about a badass dancer...

Duration: 00:43:51


EP156: Dogs are People Too, Visiting an Asylum, & Being Fat in France

9/21/2017
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Today's show starts with a conversation about how a decimal point might cost Susie $14,000. Then they talk about a new movie coming out called Toilet, which deals with the issue of toilets in India, and why it affects public health, relationships, and women's rights. They then learn about a recent study that revealed that dogs have feelings (duh!). Susie talks about a journalist from the early twentieth century who was checked into a women's asylum so she could investigate the horrific...

Duration: 00:48:15


EP155: Celebrity Conspiracy Theories: Beyonce, Avril, & the Kardashians

9/18/2017
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Today we discuss celebrity conspiracy theories including whether Beyonce faked her pregnancy and whether she's Solange's mom. We debate whether Khloe Kardashian is OJ Simpson's biological daughter. We hear about how some people think Avril Lavinge commit suicide and a body double has replaced her. Plus, find out who the hell Poot Lovato is, and more.

Duration: 00:51:14


EP154: Reality TV's Wildest Disaster

9/14/2017
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We start the showing talking about Dirty 30, and how there was a controversial issue with two female cast members. We then learn about some crazy reality shows around the world, like one in Japan where they smell each other's buttholes. And we're not ok with it. Sarah tells us about a new trend in dating called pheromone parties where you choose a partner based upon their scent. We also reminisce about some all reality shows that we loved to watch like Kid Nation. Susie describes a show in...

Duration: 00:56:10


EP153: Revenge Porn, Stalkers, & the Law w/ Guest Marcia Clark

9/11/2017
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Today we talk about some of the big issues women are facing today including revenge porn, date rape, and stalking, and how social media has made it all much worse. We discuss the documentary Audrey & Daisy, and the effects social media and online bullying can have on women who have been assaulted. Plus, we interview OJ Simpson prosecutor and best-selling author, Marcia Clark. We hear about how her life has changed over the last twenty years, and why she went from being labelled a "bitch"...

Duration: 00:56:51


EP152: Trivia, Technology, & TMI

9/7/2017
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Today began with a discussion about an awesome house that was put on the market and went viral for all the wrong reasons (let's just say it looked like Save By The Bell's set designer lived there). Miami Vice came back to life in this house. Then Sarah talks about a crazy Hoarders episode about a woman who owned a $2.5M mansion and filled the entire thing (dozens and dozens of rooms) with stuff. We also talk about anxiety disorders, and how Sarah and some of our listeners use trivia and...

Duration: 00:50:32


EP151: VMAs Recap, Pink's Speech, & the MMMbop Beatles Connection

9/4/2017
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We discuss our hilarious adventure to the MTV VMAs, and how we got tickets despite MTV desperately trying to prevent us from coming. We describe our feelings about being there knowing we could bump into cast members at any moment. And how strange it is that the cast has such a weird love/hate relationship with us. Then we move on to a recent video that shows the way we treat babies differently based upon whether we think they are male or female, and how it has long-term effects on how men...

Duration: 00:44:19


EP150: Protests, Trigger Warnings, & Victoria's Secret Tragedy

8/31/2017
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Today we discuss some of the recent events with white supremacists, pulling down Confederate statues, and protests, and we talk about whether we think these protests are helpful or necessary. Sarah tells a bizarre story about what the original use of a chainsaw was (spoiler: it involves gynecology). We learn about the sad tale of the Victoria's Secret founder, and how beautiful undies have a tragic backstory. Plus, we debate whether trigger warnings are important or extraneous, and where...

Duration: 00:44:58


EP149: Sheetcaking, Trolls, & The Magic of Tidying Up

8/28/2017
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Today's show focuses on some issues we've had lately with trolls--and one incident where Susie thought she had a troll and it turned out to be a big misunderstanding. We talk about an incident Sarah experience recently where she was at a party with someone with a white pride tattoo. We talk about how to handle people who have views like that, and whether you should intervene or ignore. We also talk about some cool articles we've read recently like the one in the New York Times about the...

Duration: 00:52:47


EP148: Celebrity Worship, Paparazzi, & The Price of Fame

8/24/2017
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Today's show is all about celebrity, and why we all have stars in our eyes. We explore the sometimes excessive tactics of the paparazzi, and how it ultimately cost Princess Diana her life. We talk about the way cellphones and the ubiquity of cameras changed the nature of celebrity forever. Plus, we discuss cyber mourning when celebrities die, and why it can feel so personal to lose someone we've never even met. We also talk with book club author, Julie Klam, who wrote The Stars in Our...

Duration: 00:53:13


EP147: Reality TV Casting, Fidget Spinners, & Childhood Sexism

8/21/2017
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This episode has us talking about the casting of reality shows, how they decide which people to put on the show, and what is in a "casting Bible." We then discuss fads and trends, and why Beanie Babies were such a huge cultural phenomenon. We compare that type of trend to more short-lived viral hits like fidget spinners. We discuss a recent online post by a clown who was asked by a boy to paint a butterfly on his face, but his mom said no. She made the clown paint a skull and crossbones...

Duration: 00:49:37


EP146: Fantasies, Body Positivity, & Gender in Sports

8/17/2017
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Today we are exploring the mysterious world of asexuality, and learning about excites people who claim no attraction to men or women. We also delve into the complicated issue of gender and competition. We discuss how the Olympics and other competitive organizations are dealing with gender ambiguity, fluidity, and intersex individuals. We also look at the example of Ammo on the Challenge, and how Dirty 30 handled his gender fluid identity. Plus, we talk about the curious case of Weight...

Duration: 00:50:19

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