What's That Smell?

What's That Smell?

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Welcome to What’s That Smell? — A sometimes funny podcast about humans and their anxieties. Every week hosts Tommy Metz and Pete Wright each drag one of their deepest, darkest anxieties into the light to share it, learn about it, and hopefully laugh about it with all of you.


The Galactic Adhesive Report
Dec 2 • 39 min
Pete finally moves aside and frees a new generation to experience out of this world anxiety while Tommy picks, and picks, and picks.
The Depository Examination Report
Nov 25 • 46 min
Tommy has prepared a list of places in which it is appropriate to ‘oil oneself up’ while Pete helps a listener to stand face-to-face with their inner Scarecrow.
The Guzzling Endowment Report
Nov 18 • 47 min
Pete devours an anxiety that should be a test for itself while Tommy helps a listener to see that the grass, sometimes, isn’t always greener.
The Curly Chamber Report
Nov 11 • 41 min
Tommy is on a hunt for fear and isolation and finds it in northern California while Pete helps a listener to maybe not see so much after all.
The Forsaken Dumbwaiter Report
Nov 4 • 44 min
Pete tries to hug the darkness while Tommy helps a listener find peace in verticality.
The Disrespectful Reconciliation Report
Oct 28 • 44 min
Tommy yells at people who yell at clouds while Pete helps a listener who has already helped herself. It’s a real gas. Welcome to season four, everybody.
The WTS Season 4 Trailer Report
Oct 17 • 3 min
It’s time for the season 4 trailer, soldier.
The Legend of the Hat Tap
Jun 3 • 45 min
This week, Pete and Tommy bring you the round-robin, rapid fire anxiety draft you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for all your life.
The Legend of the Claptrap Capitulation
May 27 • 45 min
Tommy faces the challenge of words falling from his face while Pete stares gently into the fog of the unknown.
The Legend of the Obfuscated Riposte
May 20 • 46 min
Pete is here to remind you that if you’re not feeling good about the world, you’re feeling bad about it, while Tommy has plans to strip silence from your future conversations.
The Legend of the Modulated Anticipation
May 13 • 56 min
Tommy attempts peace with his future overlords while Pete helps a listener see peace in ghosting the e-anxiety.
The Legend of the Precision Fixation
May 6 • 49 min
Pete is stuck in the meta-cognitive gap while Tommy saves a listener from sweet, sweet perfection.
The What’s That Smell? Escape Room Anxiety Bonus!
May 2 • 16 min
Remember that time Pete did the escape room? Tommy did one, and his was a horror-filled nightmarescape. This is his report.
The Legend of the Analytical Crater
Apr 29 • 42 min
Tommy takes to the couch while Pete helps a listener to stay aloft.
The Legend of the Mealtime Ticker
Apr 22 • 70 min
Pete goes deep into the anxiety diorama while Tommy helps a listener find a mealtime tribe.
The Legend of the Shadow Trance
Apr 15 • 37 min
Tommy avoids swinging clocks while Pete helps a young listener own the night.
The Legend of the Infraction Trap
Apr 8 • 41 min
Pete’s stuck in the stocks while Tommy hits the city of Los Angeles straight in the selfie.
The Legend of the Zesty Shebang
Apr 1 • 48 min
Tommy is really in the mood to frolic with no outlet and Pete brings a listener submission that celebrates flamboyance with a cherry on top.
The Legend of the Invoice Incursion
Mar 25 • 39 min
Pete explores options for general home protection while Tommy brings lessons in restaurant etiquette on behalf of those cursed as recipients of grand gestures.
The Legend of the Whispering Goaltender
Mar 18 • 41 min
Tommy explores what his life might have looked like had he fully exercized his mad skillz while Pete hits the dark web and gets blitzed on slime.
The Legend of Season 3
Mar 8 • 2 min
All right class… let’s take turns sharing what we all learned over the summer. Aiden? You go first …
The Case of the Inedible Venetian
Nov 19, 2018 • 42 min
In this final episode of season 2, Pete seeks safety in the arms of the FDA while Tommy struggles for freedom from the mighty grasp of a waterlogged Italian city.
The Case of Calamity U.
Nov 12, 2018 • 55 min
Tommy helps a listener through a disturbing case of Neesonitis while Pete struggles to hide from academics bearing heavy books.
The Case of the Apocalyptic Valise
Nov 5, 2018 • 49 min
Pete helps a listener tilt into the winds of change while Tommy faces the black depths of his toiletry kit.
The Case of the Elder Contri-BOO-tions!!!
Oct 29, 2018 • 56 min
Tommy digs deep to help a listener distressed with specter-spook while Pete seeks the solution to the generation gap.
The Case of the Audited Moniker
Oct 22, 2018 • 48 min
Pete helps a listener with the find peace under the giant thumb of a byzantine system while Tommy struggles to gift the long arm of history with anything more than a list of nouns.
The Case of the Manchurian Mathematician
Oct 15, 2018 • 46 min
Tommy helps a listener find the secrets in plain sight while Pete struggles at the blackboard.
The Case of the Fangspace
Oct 8, 2018 • 46 min
Pete helps a listener (in no way whatsoever) to overcome a personal pestilence while Tommy mourns (in no way whatsoever) the loss of an esteem-maker.
The Case of the Jester’s Chops
Oct 1, 2018 • 43 min
Tommy helps a listener navigate pavement in clever new ways while Pete confronts a dark confusion in face of tools for joy.
The Case of the Derma-Trolley
Sep 24, 2018 • 37 min
Pete’s looking for grime in the dark places while Tommy is in a most perilous race against his own cheeks.
The Case of the Cardiac Doodler
Sep 17, 2018 • 36 min
Tommy helps a listener through pesky pen pessimism while Pete builds a strong case for the end of all medical science.
The Case of the Out-of-Work Virus
Sep 10, 2018 • 37 min
Tommy takes to the trolls while Pete brings a listener challenge and advice for the espionage-minded.
The Case of the 😜 💳 💵
Sep 3, 2018 • 47 min
Tommy looks inside himself and finds his inner 😻 while Pete reminisces about false hope at the bottom of an empty 💰.
The Case of the What’s That Smell Season Two Trailer
Aug 20, 2018 • 2 min
What’s That Smell is coming back in September! But will you be a part of it?
Just in case you forgot us
Aug 1, 2018 • 20 min
The dynamic shifts when robots take over the show.
Your mother says we’re her favorite: A What’s That Smell? Retrospective
May 28, 2018 • 37 min
It’s the last show of our first season. To celebrate, we decided to do a little self-indulgent navel-gazing because we heard podcast audiences adore it when podcasts do that kind of thing.
Eat Prey Run
May 21, 2018 • 55 min
At long last, Tommy unleashes the swarm while Pete fights to flaunt his … ummm … outer strength?
High Jump, No Landing
May 14, 2018 • 44 min
Pete laments the sad shortage of railings in the world, and Tommy’s just sitting there watching the clock… and waiting…
Paula Ticks as Usual
May 7, 2018 • 37 min
Pete pokes the dragon of our own making while Tommy feels the pangs of embarrassment decades in the making.
Ruff Procedures
Apr 30, 2018 • 39 min
Pete sees someone else’s life flash before his eyes, and Tommy dodges daggers doggedly.
Whompf! (There Eat Is)
Apr 23, 2018 • 45 min
Tommy visits the darkness and in the process finds Shyamalan while Pete beats his inner child to the Twinkies.
They, Robot
Apr 16, 2018 • 44 min
Pete strives to relate to a brave new world. Tommy worries that in that world, we’re all just meat targets.
Pam and the Fashion Police
Apr 9, 2018 • 39 min
Tommy conjures demons of the deep and Pete goes all-in on hemp.
Imposter, #2
Apr 2, 2018 • 37 min
Pete battles his urge to hide everything he creates. Ironically, so does Tommy.
Deafening Silence, Buried Deep
Mar 26, 2018 • 38 min
Tommy talks to hush the sound of judgment and Pete prepares for the long rest, prematurely.
Unwarranted Distress & Administrophobia
Mar 19, 2018 • 37 min
Pete takes an uncomfortable journey inward and Tommy faces the paper monster while on the injured list.
Nasal Waffles & Death See-Saws
Mar 12, 2018 • 35 min
Pete takes on an odiferous demon and Tommy confronts the limits of physics and aerospace engineering.
The Big What’s That Smell? Podcast Trailer!
Feb 23, 2018 • 4 min
Get to know Tom and Pete with a little taste of their anxieties leading up to the March 12 launch of the What’s That Smell? podcast!