Podcast For Your Life

Podcast For Your Life

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Two non-experts share personal stories and unsolicited but much-needed analyses of life, topic by topic, in 15 minutes or less.


Endings for your life
Sep 25 • 27 min
You’ll have to listen to find out.
Spam for your life
Sep 18 • 14 min
Spam. Yep, it’s not just a pretty first name anymore. It’s in a can, it’s in our emails. Let’s taste it and see what all the fuss is about.
Money for your life
Sep 9 • 14 min
Money, potentially the most complicated topic we’ve ever tried to tackle on PFYL. Have we bitten off more than we can chew? Hard to say. But I’ll tell you it’s definitely hard to chew on money. Especially coins.
Hats for your life
Jun 19 • 14 min
Hats, lids, cans, pots, wearables, tops: all names for the things we put on our heads.
Electricity for your life
Jun 12 • 14 min
The electricity puns may be endless, but our thoughts on electricity are not. You’re welcome?
Doing the dishes for your life
May 22 • 14 min
Don’t feel sorry us, but it may be worthwhile to be a little concerned. In our spare time, in our brief little weekly escape from this crumbling world, we talked about doing the dishes. Send help.
Delivery for your life
May 15 • 14 min
Walking for your life
Apr 22 • 14 min
Walking: it’s the forever mode of transportation
Books for your life (with Melissa)
Apr 15 • 14 min
Books: The Crossover. This latest nugget bridges 2 podcasts from the same “for your life” universe. We’re honored to have Melissa Collini, host of Chemistry For Your Life, join us this episode for a page-turning episode about books. The plot thickens and…
Fans for your life
Apr 8 • 14 min
Fans. What are they and why hasn’t AC replaced them? Probably because they’re more than a device that pushes air. So much more…
New Milks for your life
Apr 1 • 14 min
New Milk! Brand new milks. Now available. If you’re having a little deja who, it’s because we’ve talked about milk before. A while ago, we did a sort of overview of milk. This time, we’re exclusively talking about the new milks. Lot’s of folks don’t like…
Flags for your life
Mar 11 • 14 min
Flags. What’s going on there? This week we dive into this topic with no caution. It’s not that controversial right? Where’d flags come from? Why do we still have them around? Why are some of them so terrible? Definitely can’t answer that one. Maybe flags…
Gardens for your life (with Chauncey, part 2)
Feb 26 • 13 min
Part 2! We’re continuing our talk about gardens with Chauncey Allmond, a friend of Jason’s. What are gardens? What isn’t a garden? Are there accidental gardens? This is a first for us, but our conversation with Chauncey went longer than expected, if you…
Gardens for your life (with Chauncey, part 1)
Feb 19 • 14 min
We have a guest again! We’re talking about gardens with Chauncey Allmond, a friend of Jason’s. What are gardens? What isn’t a garden? Are there accidental gardens? This is a first for us, but our conversation with Chauncey went longer than expected,…
Surprises for your life
Feb 11 • 14 min
Surprise! This week Jam and Jason talk about surprises. Why do we like them? Are they always good? Why does everything have to be a surprise now? Surprise! You have a terminal illness.
Long-distance relationships for your life
Feb 4 • 14 min
Distance between people. Like what’s up with that? Friends, family, significant others? We don’t really know but we’ve certainly experienced it. Is it a good thing? Can it really sustain friendships? Is it more common now that we have many connecting…
Underwear for your life
Jan 28 • 14 min
Well, no spoilers here in the notes. You’ll have to listen to hear how we tip-toe through this landmine field of a topic. What’s underwear? Why do we still wear it? Is it just an evolutionary loin cloth holdover? We’re no anthropologists, but we are…
Waiting for your life
Jan 21 • 14 min
Waiting. Waiting for your life. Waiting for your life to happen? To be over? Waiting for your food? Waiting on your wife to finish getting ready so you can go visit your friend Stephanie? Waiting for the right time to throw away your husband’s tie-dye…
Parades for your life
Dec 3, 2019 • 14 min
So ya like, I guess parades are still a thing people do and they must have really good reasons for continuing to do them? What are parades? How’d they start? Why do we keep doing them? Will we ever be free?
Vacations for your life
Nov 18, 2019 • 14 min
Vacations. Why do we want to get away? Are we just stressing ourselves out in the first place? Go live somewhere else for a little bit and all your problems will be solved. Topic suggested by David in TX.
Journaling for your life
Nov 11, 2019 • 14 min
Journaling. Is it different than writing in a diary? Is it cool? Is it girly? Is it manly? Does it matter?
Shorts for your life
Nov 4, 2019 • 14 min
What’s up with shorts? Where’d they come from? Are they the next evolution in legwear? Or do they represent the past? Also are we that lazy that the only word we could come up with was shorts?
Candles for your life
Oct 28, 2019 • 13 min
They used to light up our dark farmhouses and castles, and now we use them to decorate birthday cakes? Candles have fallen so far.
Silence for your life
Oct 21, 2019 • 14 min
This week Jam and Jason dig into silence, the very unsung hero. What is silence, is it golden? Do you love it, do you hate it? Is it rarer now than it used to be? Where is it? Can I hold it? Topic suggested by Lauren in Texas. She wanted us to just fill…
Handwriting for your life
Oct 7, 2019 • 14 min
This week Jam and Jason talk about handwriting, or “writing with your hand” as they say in Britain. Is handwriting going away? Is it responsible for the independence of the U.S.? What makes bad and good handwriting? Where does cursive play into all this?…
Kissing for your life
Sep 30, 2019 • 14 min
This week we’re talking about kissing, the most hyped-up, least logical act of affection. Does it need to be logical? Maybe not. But why do we want to put our mouths places? Why do we want to put our mouths on other mouths? Why is there a chocolate named…
Breakfast for your life
Sep 23, 2019 • 14 min
This week we’re talking about breakfast, at the same time, we’re breaking our fast from food related topics, we haven’t done one in quite a while. Also Jam talks about this incredible omelet Jason made for him once. It was life changing.
Natural Disasters for your life
Sep 16, 2019 • 14 min
What’s so natural about a disaster? In this episode Jam and Jason try to get to the bottom of these pesky disasters, and swap stories of the limited experiences they’ve each had with natural disasters.
Ellipses for your life
Sep 9, 2019 • 12 min
The three dots that surround us every day. In our books, quotes, movie posters, and the text messages we don’t want to reply to. Where’d they come from? Were they always so evil or passive aggressive? How did they go from potentially functional literary…
Society for your life
Aug 26, 2019 • 14 min
YOU KNOW WE’RE LIVING IN A SOCIETY! What’s a society and why? Why do we group together into families, tribes, villages, towns, cities, states, countries? Is it just to guard each other from wild animals while we go to the bathroom?
Playgrounds for your life
Aug 19, 2019 • 14 min
Playgrounds. Or as they used to say it back on the old frontier, playin’ in the ground. Back in the old west, all you could do to pass the time was roll around in the dirt and hope tomorrow would come. For many people, tomorrow didn’t come. It was a dark…
Slang for your life
Aug 12, 2019 • 14 min
#069 Slang What’s up my yolo? Don’t forget to bae. When it’s been a minute, you have to groovy righteous radical grub. Ok?
Trees for your life
Aug 2, 2019 • 14 min
#068 Trees Trees are really cool and if you don’t believe us then listen to this and if you still don’t believe us then go climb one and don’t ever come back.
Dreams for your life
Jul 25, 2019 • 14 min
#067 Dreams Delve into the horror, weirdness, and frequent mundanity of dreams. Why do we think them? Why don’t our brains go to sleep when our bodies do? Why aren’t we in control? We don’t know and we won’t ever know. And there’s nothing we can do about…
Laugh Trax for your life
Jul 16, 2019 • 14 min
#066 Jam and Jason discuss laugh trax/tracks and the impact they have had on our fragile, crumbling world.
Mail for your life
Jul 9, 2019 • 13 min
#065 Mail Well I guess we’re trying to figure out mail. The biggest, most tightly-held government secret of all time. Nbd ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Emojis for your life
Jul 1, 2019 • 14 min
#064 Emojis The biggest new language on earth, not that there’s much competition except for whatever thing they’ve got going on in Game of Thrones. There’s some kind of fictional language in there right?
Nostalgia for your life (LIVE episode)
Jun 24, 2019 • 14 min
#063 Nostalgia A VERY special, potentially one-time, LIVE episode. Recorded live in a random Texas conference room with a real studio audience made up of actual human beings. We promise. Let’s get nostalgic.
Instincts for your life
Jun 17, 2019 • 14 min
#062 Instincts Babies have instincts. Animals have instincts. Are they cool? Do we learn them or have them from the beginning? Well we don’t know but we certainly ask those questions in circles for about 15 minutes and it’s pure entertainment.
Milk for your life
Jun 6, 2019 • 14 min
#061 Milk We’re back! No one knows what milk is or where it comes from, but that’s why we’re here, to get to the bottom of this elusive, taboo topic.
Goodbyes for your life (with Emily)
May 7, 2019 • 14 min
#060 Goodbyes Goodbyes, badbyes, let’s talk about it. Let’s shed a few tears.
Pets for your life
Apr 26, 2019 • 14 min
#059 Pets Ok listen, this is as political as we will EVER get on this podcast so deal with it. Also sorry we were gone it’s not Jason’s fault.
Toys for your life
Mar 11, 2019 • 14 min
#058 Toys This is one of the more fun topics we’ve explored on the podcast. Fun as in we remember how much fun toys were growing up and how much we wish we could go back in time and play with LEGOs again for hours. Jason is thinking about working with HR…
Pet Names for your life
Feb 28, 2019 • 14 min
#057 Pet Names Hey Darlin’, be a sweetheart and tell your baby that Honey and I are comin’ to see Puddin’.
Calendars for your life
Feb 22, 2019 • 13 min
#056 Calendars What are Calendars and why? How the heck did we arrive at such a system with so many imperfections? We don’t know really and refused to do research, so here are some wild guesses.
Alarms for your life (with Brittany)
Feb 14, 2019 • 14 min
#055 Alarms How do you wake up? How have people woken up for centuries, millennia? Is it possible to be free from the technologic confines of our modern-day wake-up norms? Let’s find out, with our special guest Brittany.
Crying for your life (with Tim)
Feb 7, 2019 • 14 min
#054 Crying Let’s have a good cry. With Special Guest Tim Pyatt.
Relaxation for your life
Jan 28, 2019 • 14 min
#053 Relaxation As humans, it is beneficial to our continued survival to set aside time to “relax,” or as some humans say now “netflix and chill.” For centuries, humans have spent time relaxing so that they can recuperate and get back to killing animals…
Accents for your life
Jan 22, 2019 • 14 min
#052 Accents G’day. What accent did you read that in?
Diets for your life
Jan 10, 2019 • 14 min
#051 Diets That’s right. We’re bringing back the Atkins diet. It’s making a serious 2019 comeback.
Celebrations for your life
Dec 19, 2018 • 14 min
#050 Celebrations What is a celebration and why? How does one celebrate? Why is the word so close to the word celibate?
Podcasts for your life
Nov 29, 2018 • 14 min
#049 Podcasts What’s a pod, and how does one cast it?
Fonts for your life
Oct 25, 2018 • 14 min
#048 Fonts The things we think, put into words we say, translated into lines we write, formed into shapes we type. And that’s much easier, simpler, and more enjoyable than this long rambling episode about fonts. Enjoy or endure!
Strangers for your life
Oct 19, 2018 • 14 min
#047 Strangers People we don’t know. People who are strange? “Don’t talk to strangers.” “Don’t take candy from them.” “Don’t look at them.” “Don’t think about them.” Etcetera. Things we’ve all been told since we were children. But who are strangers really?
Brothers for your life (part 3/3)
Oct 12, 2018 • 14 min
#046 Brothers (part 3) The third part of our first ever episode series. By the end, we’ll hopefully find an answer to the horribly disgusting, intangible question: What are brothers? We’re finishing the series featuring Jam’s younger brother Judah! Thanks…
Amusement Parks for your life
Sep 28, 2018 • 14 min
#045 Amusement Parks Let’s be honest, as humans, we are incredibly bored. Over time our demands for entertainment, or amusement if you will, have gotten higher and higher. It takes a lot to get us above our constantly increasing threshold of boredom.…
Pranks for your life
Sep 22, 2018 • 14 min
#044 Pranks The classic, harmless pastime. Coming from humble beginnings, the “Prank” really came into its own when it was embraced by our Founding Fathers. They pulled off the first ever large-scale prank: treason against Britain. It was a shock at the…
Exercise for your life
Sep 11, 2018 • 14 min
#043 Exercise Run faster, jump higher, eat more. Or whatever. Exercise. What makes it exercise and why do we do it. Jam and Jason certainly don’t know but they more than willing to spend 15 minutes guessing.
Packaging for your life
Aug 28, 2018 • 14 min
#042 Packaging What package does life come in? As humans, we like to put things inside or around other things. Sometimes it strictly serves a function. Other times it seems to serve no function. Packaging has long been part of our daily lives, but it…
Singing for your life
Aug 17, 2018 • 14 min
#041 Singing This week we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming, and we’re talking about singing. Don’t worry, this isn’t a musical episode. What makes singing singing? Why do we do it? How old is it? Am I any good at it? Would you could you in…
Brothers for your life (part 2/3)
Aug 10, 2018 • 14 min
#040 Brothers (part 2/3) The second part of our first ever episode series. By the end, we’ll hopefully find an answer to the horribly intimidating, ever-elusive question: What are brothers? We’re continuing the series featuring Jam’s older brother, whose…
Sour for your life
Aug 3, 2018 • 14 min
#039 Sour Arguably a followup to our spicy episode, but about sour. Things are sour, candies, fruits, sauces, you know how it is. But how are things sour, and also why? Sour: It’s for your life.
Salads for your life
Jul 26, 2018 • 14 min
#038 Salads What makes a salad a salad? Are there things we call salads that aren’t really salads? Are salads good? Are they for our bodies? #saladforlunch
Brothers for your life (part 1/3)
Jul 20, 2018 • 14 min
#037 Brothers (part 1/3) This is our first ever series of episodes. By the end, we’ll hopefully find an answer to the horribly intimidating, ever-elusive question: What are brothers? We’re starting off the series featuring Jason’s brother, Caleb. Thanks…
Lawn Care for your life
Jul 12, 2018 • 13 min
#036 Lawncare The thing we’ve been telling kids to get off of since the start of the cold war.
Personalities for your life
Jul 6, 2018 • 14 min
#035 Personalities Now that we’ve talked about expletives and survived, any other risky topic seems pretty safe now. So, personalities. Topic sort of but not really suggested by Gabe in Texas.
Spicy for your life
Jun 25, 2018 • 14 min
#034 Spicy It’s going to be a hot one.
Medley for your life (part 1)
Jun 15, 2018 • 14 min
#033 Medley (part 1) If you thought we couldn’t pack even more thoughts into a 15-minute piece of your life, then maybe we shouldn’t have tried. So here’s a medley of thoughts. Topics suggested by many people, including us.
Hugs for your life (with Katherine)
Jun 4, 2018 • 15 min
#032 Hugs Brace yourself to embrace yourself. Or someone else. Either way, this one is about hugs. Feat. special guest Katherine. Topic suggested by Katherine.
Backpacks for your life
May 15, 2018 • 14 min
#031 Backpacks Ya so we’re talking backpacks. Their supposed origins (without any research), their purpose, and their specific use in our lives. We might even talk about some backpacks of legend, so check it out. “Backpacks, bring everything everywhere.”…
Naps for your life
May 8, 2018 • 14 min
#030 Naps The first sport that humans ever invented. Also the easiest. And least competitive. There really are no downsides to it.
Egg for your life
Apr 20, 2018 • 13 min
#029 Egg “From egg we came, and to egg we return.” -Socrates Topic suggested by Cierra in Texas.
Infomercials for your life
Apr 13, 2018 • 14 min
#028 Infomercials The only way we could do this topic justice is by making the entire episode one long infomercial. Enjoy! Topic suggested by Christine in Texas. Thanks Christine!
Grocery Shopping for your life
Apr 5, 2018 • 14 min
#027 Grocery Shopping If you’ve been putting off going to the grocery store, let us help you put it off a little longer by offering you this episode as an imperfect substitute. Neat! Topic suggested by Sarah in TX. Thanks Sarah!
Habits for your life
Mar 21, 2018 • 14 min
#026 Habits Do you have enough habits? You might need more. We have some great ideas for new, very cool habits for your life. Don’t miss out. Call now.
Talk Shows for your life (with Marlene)
Mar 13, 2018 • 14 min
#025 Talk Shows In order to talk about talk shows more effectively, we invited our very first guest on the show, Jason’s wife Marlene. Essentially we turned our podcast into a talk show so we could talk about talk shows.
Compliments for you life
Mar 7, 2018 • 14 min
#024 Compliments This could be the most positive episode we ever do. Not necessarily in a good way.
Expletives for your life
Feb 22, 2018 • 14 min
Don’t worry. This episode is pretty much clean. And despite your better judgment, you really do want to click play.
Zoos for your life
Feb 16, 2018 • 14 min
Zoos, what are they? And more importantly, why?
Oils for your life
Feb 1, 2018 • 14 min
Oil: You can’t win.
Pockets for your life
Jan 22, 2018 • 14 min
Another episode in the bag. Or I guess pocket.
Fast Food for your life
Jan 11, 2018 • 14 min
A fast episode coming at you fast about fast food. How fast is it?
Age for your life
Jan 4, 2018 • 14 min
It’s older than science. Don’t fall into the trap of hating and fearing age.
Gas for your life
Dec 29, 2017 • 14 min
#017 “Gas. It’s a gas.” -Pink Floyd.
Burials for your life
Dec 5, 2017 • 13 min
#016 Burials The Boy Scouts’ motto is “Be prepared.”
Soap for your life
Nov 22, 2017 • 14 min
#015 Soap Soap, still the most popular piece of technology if you ask me. Topic suggested by John P. in Texas.
Oral Hygiene for your life
Nov 8, 2017 • 14 min
#014 Oral Hygiene Let’s not forget that teeth are pretty much bones.
Ingredients for your life
Oct 20, 2017 • 14 min
#013 Ingredients What are the ingredients that make up the soup of life?
Nicknames for your life
Oct 13, 2017 • 14 min
#012 Nicknames Unravel the messy, mysterious knot of nicknames. For some, it’s a source of joy, for others, heartache. Never forget.
Movie Snax for your life
Oct 2, 2017 • 14 min
#011 Movie Snax Snackin, watching, scrapping, yelling, having a ball, mixing it all up.
Narration for your life
Sep 7, 2017 • 13 min
#010 Narration Little did he/she know that he/she was about to waste his/her time listening to this episode.
Synergy for your life
Sep 2, 2017 • 12 min
#009 Synergy Get energized. Get synchronized. Get productive. Be integrity. Have team. Become Synergy.
Claymation for your life
Aug 18, 2017 • 14 min
#008 Claymation We’re really sorry about this episode, we’ll try to be better from now on, ok?
Comedians for your life
Aug 9, 2017 • 14 min
#007 Comedians Eat. Pray. Laugh. Live. Love. Care. Invest wisely. Brush your teeth. Whatever.
Hash browns for your life
Aug 2, 2017 • 14 min
#006 Hash browns In this political climate, it can be therapeutic to talk about something delicious and timeless. Hash browns.
Fads for your life
Jun 29, 2017 • 14 min
#005 Fads Fads are very in right now, in general.
Selfies for your life
Jun 13, 2017 • 11 min
#004 Selfies Selfies, or should it be selvies if it’s plural?
Wine for your life
Jun 7, 2017 • 14 min
#003 Wine Wine: what is it?
Slow Motion for your life
May 25, 2017 • 13 min
#002 Slow Motion This week, Jason and Jam tackle the divisive topic of slow motion.
Theme Songs for your life
May 17, 2017 • 14 min
#001 Theme Songs Yes, Theme Songs, the very thing that makes the world go round.