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Rebecca and guest host Paxton Ramsdell talk with John Kerkering about interning at The Onion, keeping up with the DuPonts, dancing the 6:30, making homemade board games, writing ridiculous postcards to children and picking the perfect funeral song.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_034_-_John_Kerkering.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk to Gabe Rottman about Canadianism, pop culture artifacts one passes on to their progeny, first class jerks on the Amtrak Acela, JJ Abrams (again), hypothetical eating contests, the ACLU-niverse, net neutrality, Generation Catalano and the basic components of eukaryotic cells. 

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Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_033_-_Gabe_Rottman.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel and Producer Robert sit down without a guest to catch up on what's been happening since Joel left for paternity leave and Rebecca left to be an author's assistant. They grade the guest hosts that filled in for Joel, make pop culture recommendations, talk about state symbols, rate new desserts that taste like other desserts and complain about their doppelgangers.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_032_-_Host_Episode.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

Rebecca and Producer Robert are joined by guest-host (and former guest-guest) Sam Brannen to talk with Baris Ornarli about Turkey (the country), turkey (the bird), sailing (and naming your sailboat), personal strengths (that are also personal weaknesses), cacti (vs octopi vs spatuli), skippering a duck tour (but only on your birthday) and the fact that cats and human babies are both mammals (and should therefor be held in the same manner).

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_031_-_Baris_Ornarli_-_ROUGH.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Producer Robert are joined by guest-host (and former guest-guest) Paxton Ramsdell to talk with WAMU reporter and former DCist.com Editor-in-Chief Martin Austermuhle about the antics of Marion Barry, the gentle voices of NPR, hashtag problems and solutions, Argentinian beef, favorite podcasts and the beautifully re-branded neighborhoods of Washington, DC. Co-host Joel is out on paternity leave. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_030_-_Martin_Austermuhle.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Joel and Rebecca talk to Cakelove owner Warren Brown about cake in a jar, dips that can be made tableside, picking up litter, desserts that taste like other desserts, legal briefs, kitchen sink meals and speaking in the hushed tones of a golf announcer. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_029_-_Warren_Brown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Joel and Rebecca visit the excellent DC restaurant Ris to talk to chef extraordinaire (and Iron Chef America alum!) Ris Lacoste about fine dining, visiting a familiar place at an unfamiliar time, the perfect chicken pot pie, cooking for Julia Child and Oprah, spicy chicken fingers, corner stores, eating Totino's Pizza Rolls from a gas station, hot air balloons and the alter careers of our alter egos. 

 
Note: Totino's Pizza Rolls, though easily the finest pizza roll product on the market, did not sponsor this episode. 
Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_028_-_Ris_Lacoste.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with fellow podcaster Alex Vidales (of The Pilot Waves Podcast) about drunken impersonators, how to sustain a local art scene, making out with a racist, using the shower as a mental fortress of solitude, art vs commerce, the luxuriousness of free time and the Hebrew Hammer's war on Christmas.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_027_-_Alex_Vidales.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Joel and Rebecca talk with Jay Austin of Boneyard Studios about the tiny house movement, filler junk, traveling across the country on a scooter, huntering and gathering, Mormons at the dry cleaners, traveling to Mars, living on a deserted island and finding out the maximum extent to which one can reasonably live a minimalist lifestyle. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_026.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Joel and Rebecca talk with Avi Glandon about social tragedies caused by terrible middle names, retroactive embarrassment, drunken encounters on airplanes, the ideal reality show for one's particular skill set, growing up Jewish in Alabama, the beer mile and mail order neckties and bras. Plus: Joel becomes the first person to actually refer to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as "TMNT" and Rebecca tells a horrible lie in order to eat suckling pig in Portugal. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_025_128.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Nick Lund (AKA The Birdist) about birders and bird stuff (best and worst state birds, sports teams named after birds, bird-related mistakes in movies, white whale birds, bridges that look like birds, colorful birds vs brown birds, etc), make fun of Atlanta, praise Portland (ME), debate whether or not we should hide our nerdiest pursuits, and try to figure out which concerts we would go to if we had access to a time machine. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_024.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Joel And Rebecca talk with fellow podcaster and singer-songwriter Justin Trawick about being a bon vivant, pursuing creative projects that don't make money, nibbling on bullion cubes, getting virtually expelled from a virtual warehouse and listening to Beck in an Italian monastery.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_023_EDIT.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Laura Brannen about hiring a limousine to take you to dive bars and a roller skating rink, the most important part of the sandwich, illogical brand loyalties, division of labor and the state fish of Pennsylvania. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_022.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Speakeasy DC's Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman about storytelling (duh) and the power of narrative, who to thank in your Oscar acceptance speech, the dangers of trekking through Rat Alley, elevator nudity, OkCupid incidents, our shared love of Eleanor Roosevelt and Leslie Knope, meat dances (you read that right) and sticking with a bad experience because you know it will make for a good story.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_021.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Joel and Rebecca talk with food journalist and culinary conquistador Yigal Schleifer about the best way to cook a sheep's head, incomprehensible food traditions, food porn, travel tips, smuggling harmless items through customs and the controversy of artisanal toast (which is totally a real thing). 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Nkosi Sharpe about things that were great in college but don't hold up, donating one's body to science to pay for dates, sweet karaoke jams, the forced removal of a Michael Jackson poster, the handsomeness of Bruno Mars, and deciphering Voyager's instructions for how to build a record player.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_019.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Thor Cheston of Right Proper Brewing Company about beer, beer quests, the 4 stages of being a beer dork, owning a beer bar, brewing beer, drinking beer, drinking beer when you've really earned it and other beer-related things.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_018.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Joel and Rebecca sit down at Poste Brasserie in DC to talk with Executive Chef Dennis Marron about his transcendental truffle fries, the Jersey Shore, end of the world feasts, ordering the wrong thing at a restaurant, secret ingredients, and doughnut sundaes. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_017.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Jonathan Daniels (you might know him as Jack) about karaoke mishaps, the narcissism of Ohio, graduation songs, the silk pajamas and intimate candlelight of Boyz II Men, Amy Grant's Rumspringa and the fact that Unionville is just a long drive and then a short train ride away from the big(-ish) city. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_016.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel sit down at Pork Barrel BBQ to talk with David Goodzit about DC Meat Week, making your own sausage, the brisket continuum, a meal that could save the planet from alien attack, and the untapped potential for kosher BBQ joints.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_015_Porkcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Trevor Martin about courtship over burritos, growing up to play for the Denver Broncos, vanity license plates and prank calling the most famous person in your contact list. Plus the usual talk of beard-o's, ranch dressing and roofies.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_014.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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