Best-named Rosie Moan turned our focus to a distant star in a distant sky. From there we learned about Erin's favorite stellar object, Rosie's ability to handle infinity, and Tyler's love of the movie Evolution. Also, the big question: do January Jones's friends call her January, or does she have a nickname?
Like a can of soda in a chair, the effervescent Allison Ringhand popped by to talk with us about a small town in a small province. From there we learn about the graveyard of the Atlantic, Appalachian stereotypes, and the first female president in Africa. This one we prepped a good brain meal for y'all, hope you enjoy!
Good-hearted delight Audrey Schiffhauer joined us to talk about yet another soccer article. From there we found a new nickname for Erin that she liked too much, Audrey couldn't escape Europe, and Tyler wondered after the fact how well he demonstrated "guest-friendship".
Whole woman Lauren Walker joined us to talk about one of the dumbest fairy tales we've never heard of. From there we learned about hyena genitals, another awful fairy tale (though well-told in-studio), and that there IS such a thing as a free lunch!
The TOTALLY CRAZY Jeff Murdoch goes WILD with us on INSANE DELUSION, which is not an awesome band and is instead a legal term. From there, we learned that Jeff was almost an archaeologist, Erin loves Susan Sarandon, and Tyler got lost in the Russian Wikipedia.
Mayor of Podcastburg Sammy Tamimi sat down with us to discuss a wee church in a Welsh land. From there we learned about Pope Innocent III and his big bungle, cyber-punks and all the other -punks, and castrati. Yup, castrati.
Check out Sammy's great podcast at http://popfurypodcast.com/
Our hands down favorite marine had US join HIM! We visited Cam Dupre and his adorable kitten to discuss an A-grade rat fink. From there we learned a surprising amount about kangaroos, serum and what it is, and the dangerous life of a game warden.
Bobby Richards, the podcast's best-door neighbor, came over for some sugar and discussion. Erin was waylaid with a voice-stripping cold, so Bobby and Tyler got to have some boy time talky talks all about the Death Daisy (TM 2016). From there we learn about the biggest controversy you've ever heard of, and a very grow-y tree.
Rabbit Hole's hardest get Molly Miller tuned up with us to start a new year with culture and class as we discussed a classic opus for refined bros. From there we pursued our own delicate tastes, hitting such heights as requiems, bowdlerization, and the Muppets.
We did it! We traveled through space and time to a point similar to, and yet very different from, the one where we started out. A temporal rabbit hole, if you will. Just a quick thank you to all of our wonderful guests, and also to you, our fabulous and brainy listeners. Without you we would be creepy people doing a creepy thing.
Here's to another year!
Classic dame Maddie Byrne joined us for the last episode of our first year of recording!* We started with a small monastic institution in Washington. From there we learned about the man who made the mutts, air hunger, and more of the wacky wacky Slavoj Zizek.
*Tyler realized after recording this episode that the 52nd episode is not equivalent to the anniversary of the 1st episode. That would actually be the 53rd episode. But whatever, we're still taking it.
The doctor returns! Ron Harvey is headed to Bulgaria, but not before we sit down and talk about a South Korean educator. From there we learned about Shakers, Cossacks and Post-Modernity. NO BIG DEAL.
Babushka's dream Rose Boyle joined us to talk about a majestic temple with an unexplainably great name. From there we discussed the mystic cores of the world, ourselves, and the saints. Plus Rose said something at the end in Russian and we legitimately don't know what it was.
Cheerful every-friend Cat Abood came aboard the podcast to talk about Her Majesty's Ship Gleaner. From there we learned about the Big Apple, horrible horrible exploitation, and pirates! PIRATES!
Mahalo mahero Zach Dimond joined us for discoveries of a lot of great band names, all inspired by a small town in Kenya. From there we learned about the African Great Lakes, life in high places, and amazing women in history.