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Rebecca and guest co-host Emily Pearl Goodstein talk with Watt Hamlett (a man of many talents) about nicknames (wanted and unwanted), things that we judge (or don't judge), personal style (or lack thereof), how it seems like we all have mentors (and/or mentees), whether ladies should be required to shave their legs (or not), and whether one should admit to ever having told a lie (or lie and claim to have always told the truth). 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_042_-_Watt_Hamlett_-_FIX.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and guest co-host Emily Pearl Goodstein talk to personal finance guru and fellow podcaster Robert Brokamp of the Motley Fool (who expresses only his own views and opinions here...ugh, why does that need to be said?) about giving shoulder rubs in VERY inappropriate places, personal finance, found and lost religion, dirty jokes, bad grammar, font choices, 7-11 cuisine, and teaching sex education with nuns...all over breakfast pie and mimosas. 

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Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_041_-_Robert_Brokamp.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Matt Laslo of Bills and Brews about getting drunk with congressmen, the legacy of Marion Barry, chuckle-heads, Leonard Kravitz, voting advice from the Wu-Tang Clan, and we act out Eat, Pray, Love with a Reese's egg, a beer and a glass of whiskey.

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_040_-_Matt_Laslo.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Joel and Rebecca talk with musician Derek Evry about all manor of vegan business, stoner recipes, the various levels of Joel's beard aspirations, pop-cultural 180s, viewing all websites through the lens of Geocities, books of the bible that are solely about smiting, the fact that music still happens in DC, controlling a famous person for a day, how best to destroy the seven wonders of the ancient world and who's the best at the internet. 

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Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_039_-_Derek_Evry.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and guest host Dave Connell talk to Misty Herrin about how to #SaveElephants, cultural time capsules, paper dolls, things you can make with your hands, being Neil Young's private busboy, the joy of crayons, giving the perfect gift, the dinner rants of David Cross, various things of which one can make molds, ignoring famous graves and the lost Snap Chats of Jonathan Franzen. 

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Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_038_-_Misty_Herrin.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and guest co-host Dave Connell talk with river scientist Jeff Opperman about traveling down the Mekong, the power of the hyper-fecund floodplain, the motels of Compton, why everyone should hate chewing gum, cynics who are pleasantly surprised by Disney World, how to make a memorable impact on the children of the third world and whether or not Steve Jobs is the patron saint of hand-held technology rectangles. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_037_-_Jeff_Opperman.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:32am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with Alison Southwick about curling, young adult mysteries in the style of Encyclopedia Brown, the sex appeal (or lack thereof) of Olympic curling teams, writing the sequel to the great American novel, Korean costume dramas, the meats of Austin, minor European separatist movements, best TV show theme songs and the very frustrating white people problems of addiction to Costco brand drugs and pistachios that are closed all the way. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_036_-_Alison_Southwick.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Rebecca and Joel talk with musician/teacher/speaker/songwriter/performer Daniel Magnolia about companies who admit that their products need improvement, crowd sourcing baby names, preferred means of death, why and how all pop songs are the same but different, neuroscience, the Kansas of Long Island and embracing the talk show format for funerals. 

Direct download: 10_Questions_Ep_035_-_Dan_Magnolia.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:41am EST

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

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