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Second Harvest Food Bank and Patriotic Service Dog Foundation (Enhanced)
Nov 20 • 48 min
Today in our continued celebration of the spirit of gratitude for November, we highlight two very important foundations: The Second Harvest Food Bank and Patriotic Service Dog Foundation. If your provider supports enhanced podcasts, keep an eye out for…
30 Days Of Thankfulness
Nov 12 • 49 min
It’s November, so discussion turns to gratitude, obviously. Today we cover 30 days of thankfulness topics in under an hour. The prompts range from people, places, aromas, and experiences to shoes, restaurants, and clothes. As usual, we found it pretty…
Leveling Up
Nov 5 • 50 min
We needed to take a recording hiatus for the month of October, but we’re back with lots of talk about what it’s like to go through a spiritual awakening. Think it’s all butterflies and rainbows? Nah, it’s more like chaos and insanity – like Mario Brothers…
Yorba Historic Cemetery (Enhanced)
Oct 8 • 64 min
Welcome to an EXTRA special episode of The Mugly Truth. Not only is this episode packed full of Orange County, CA history and great cemetery creepiness…this is the first time we’ve provided an enhanced show so as you listen you can also see photos about…
San Juan Capistrano: History & Hauntings
Oct 1 • 52 min
This week we cover another AMAZING ghost walk tour from hauntedoc.com! We were lucky enough to get Charles, our tour guide from last year’s “Haunted Orange” episode. Charles knocks it out of the park again, this time teaching us the eerie history of one…
All Things Fall
Sep 24 • 41 min
As true as “all things fall” may be in terms of gravity, let us be very clear: we aren’t talking about science but EVERYTHING AUTUMNAL! Today we tackle fun Fall facts, pumpkin trivia, and even how to make your own pumpkin spice coffee syrup for those…
Do You Feel Lucky?
Sep 10 • 47 min
Today we dive into the (rather questionable) history of how Friday the 13th became a thing, stumble over yet another set of official words, and were actually surprised by the fun facts we dug up! So this coming Friday you have to ask yourself: do I feel…
Labor Door Pains
Sep 3 • 48 min
Today we discuss the American national holiday Labor Day, including facts, the true meaning behind its origins, and some fun events you shouldn’t miss in 2020. We originally called this Labor Day Pains as a way to poke fun at everyone waking up Tuesday…
Summertime Clues
Aug 27 • 48 min
There’s a lot going on in today’s episode. We started off with a great topic (the end of summer) but what we ended up with was a LOT of unanswered questions! We are baffled by the status of watermelon (fruit or vegetable?) and the meaning of crepuscular,…
Getting to Know You
Aug 20 • 45 min
Well, we aren’t getting to know YOU, but we are getting to know each other and in turn you get to know a bit more about us because it’s 30 questions time!! Or 20? 18? We lost count – and truth be told the original list was a whopping 100 questions, so…
The Good, the Strange, and the Unusual
Aug 13 • 54 min
It’s been a week, so Kris and Kym take to the internet for feel-good stories and stories that make you think twice about the times we live in. Tune in as we discuss solar-powered cars, rescue puppies, lottery winners, spiders, kind of stupid people, and…
It’s Movie Time
Aug 6 • 90 min
Kris and Kym join Paul Wilborn and Doug Clair of the “Having Beers With” podcast to talk about movies! We talk about guilty pleasures, the top grossing movies of all time, the most popular candies, and even bathroom etiquette. It’s all good fun with the…
Queen Mary Ship Revisited
Jul 30 • 55 min
Kris took her daughters for an overnight stay on The Queen Mary ship hotel in Long Beach, California. Listen in while Kris and Kym compare notes from their separate experiences staying on the ship, some tips if you’re going to stay, oh, yeah and Kris had…
BONUS EPISODE: Mike Morford Interview Recap
Jul 27 • 50 min
We couldn’t help it. There was so much involved in the Mike Morford interview that we had to record a bonus episode…mostly to expound on things we touched on in the original interview (the GSK and Night Stalker cases, Janelle Cruz, DNA) but as always we…
Mike Morford
Jul 23 • 58 min
Today we are so happy to have Criminology and 3 Men and a Mystery co-host, and The Murder in my Family host Mike Morford joining us to talk about podcasting, DNA technology, CrimeCon, preparedness vs. paranoia, and generally what it’s like being involved…
Who’s the Fairest Food of All?
Jul 16 • 68 min
Certain things just come to mind when summer hits: pool parties, camping trips, barbecuing, and going to the fair! Fairs are usually known for rides and livestock and blue-ribbon contests, but you have to admit, “fair food” is also a big draw. They…
Ep55_TMT_Happy_Campers
Jul 9 • 80 min
Today we celebrate summer (shocking, we know) by talking about one of our favorite things about this time of year: Camping! Of course, we also talk about Fourth of July, Earthquakes, Stranger Things, Jo Koy and other favorite binge-worthy shows on Netflix…
Happy Anniversary To US!
Jul 2 • 51 min
WOW! On July 3rd, 2018, we went live with our very first episode of The Mugly Truth Podcast on our website www.themuglytruth.com. Since then it’s been quite a fun ride because we love nothing more than making our listeners laugh out loud (and sometimes…
Our True Crime Stores
Jun 25 • 61 min
One podcast – My Favorite Murder – is what inspired us to start podcasting so today we go back to our obsession with true crime to share two “hometown murders,” a la MFM. In this episode we talk about the 2003 murder of Diego Armando Gonzalez-Sanchez, a…
Toe News is Good News
Jun 18 • 49 min
Today we discuss weird and fun stories we found on the internet…because we all know the world is an endless supply of laughs, eyebrow raises, and spiders. Yes, spiders are back. So are zombie snakes, mega-queues, good humans, strange humans, money for the…
When SHTF: A Study in Chaos
Jun 11 • 41 min
Today’s episode continues a trend in our recordings lately, which is nothing ever seems to go as planned. Our main topic is about the good ways people are using social media, we can’t help but talk about all the s*** that hit the fan the day we recorded…
Effects of Social Media
Jun 4 • 64 min
How amazing it is to look something up as soon as a question is asked? To keep in touch with loved ones hundreds or thousands of miles away? To post creative works for the world to see? That’s the beauty of the internet. The downside? Addiction to…
Good News
May 28 • 53 min
Today’s episode starts off where last week’s left off…meaning, we’re on the tail-end of the gardener’s diligent work with the leaf blower…but (ironically) GOOD NEWS!! There are only a few minutes of that whirring beast and then POOF it’s gone and we get…
The Expectation Trap
May 21 • 53 min
Nothing speaks to the topic of a show as perfectly as today’s episode…we talk about falling into the trap of expectations. The difference between unrealistic versus realistic expectations and most importantly how people react when expectations aren’t met.…
Mugly MayAhem
May 14 • 57 min
When we say MayAhem, we mean it. We’ve been busy, busy, busy and it is barely mid-May! So we decided to catch up. The day this was recorded was just a weird day, technical difficulties, symbols of evil (or not?) and possible car thieves notwithstanding.…
Miles and Piles of Philes
May 7 • 48 min
We pay homage to one of our earliest episodes (Disturbia and Disturbia Short Shot) by going over a list of really hard to pronounce words but this time it’s allll about the good stuff…things people enjoy! Join us as we stumble and laugh over all the big…
That’s What SHE Saw!
Apr 30 • 60 min
Today Kris and Kym discuss the mysterious, yet familiar. Cosmic puzzle pieces fall into place in today’s Excellent Psychic Adventure! Join us as we explore the realm of spirit guides, third eyes, misaligned chakras, soulmates, karmic contracts and the…
Treehuggers Unite!
Apr 23 • 59 min
Anyone who has listened to The Mugly Truth knows our go-to holiday shout-out is Arbor Day. So, why not devote a whole episode to it? We talk about how Arbor Day came to be, the importance of trees, how much we (and by we, we mean Kris) love trees, and…
Let It Go
Apr 16 • 68 min
Today we riff off our That’s Purgetastic! episode talking a bit more about shedding material baggage, and then going beyond the physical purge by exploring how to let go of past hurts, unhealthy belief systems, love relationships, and expectations of what…
Ahoy There Queen Mary!
Apr 9 • 63 min
Getting back to our spooky roots, we revisit the topic of ghosts but this time focus on one of the most haunted places in California: The Queen Mary in Long Beach harbor. There’s something for every fan whether it’s nautical, World War II history,…
That’s Purgetastic!
Apr 2 • 67 min
Today Kym and Kris discuss concepts behind Netflix’s latest phenomenon Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up (along with some of our famous topic detours). Do you know how to properly fold and store clothes? Do you know the meaning of “spark joy”? Have you thanked…
Transgender Awareness
Mar 26 • 62 min
To honor International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, today’s episode is an important conversation with Terin, parent of a transgender daughter. We discuss how having a happy and healthy child is priority number one, and that having a child…
Waiter? Fact-Check Please!
Mar 19 • 47 min
Today we talk about fact-checking stories with a follow up to last week’s discussion about powerful women, add some details to the Coco Chanel and Jane Fonda discussion, and then rant and rave about last week’s college bribing scandal. We round it out…
#BalanceForBetter
Mar 12 • 77 min
Today Kris and Kym discuss the values which make up International Women’s Day, the history behind it, and some badass women who have made a huge difference in how we live our lives today because of their actions. Today’s episode title is the International…
Grande Upside-down Catch-up Frap, No Whip!
Mar 5 • 45 min
Today we play catch up: how successful we were at being randomly kind, our latest favorite podcasts (Root of Evil, Who the Hell is Hamish, Sweaty & Pissed, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, and Oprah’s SuperSoul…
Please Don’t Eat the Children
Feb 26 • 50 min
Today Kris and Kym celebrate National Tell a Fairytale Day discussing all things fairytale related (and some serious rant detours, but what else is new), including how the Grimm tales came to be, the oldest known fairytale, the “Disneyfication” of…
Random Acts of Kindness
Feb 19 • 52 min
This week Kym and Kris celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day, discussing all the wonderful ways people can add positivity to the lives of friends, family, coworkers and strangers. Kindness is free and takes very little effort: it could be an…
Saint Valentine’s Day
Feb 12 • 47 min
This is the week of lovely LOVE! Saint Valentine’s Day is here and yes Kris and Kym have stories of love and how to avoid Singleness Awareness, but there are also a ton of tidbits like the dark origins of the day, how Shakespeare incorporated it into some…
Disneyline
Feb 5 • 74 min
Today Kris and Kym reminisce about canoeing down a river, having a major panic attack on Main Street, or standing in a 2-hour line for a 3 minute ride. There is PAAAH-LENTY to discuss about their favorite theme-park they hate to love: Disneyland. Please…
What’s In a Name?
Jan 29 • 36 min
When William Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name?” he had no idea how important that question would become. Kris and Kym talk about unusual baby names, with famous offspring making up the bulk of the list. Think only celebrities have the market on weird…
Call Me Korgia
Jan 22 • 48 min
On January 11, 2019, Kris and Kym met Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark of the mega-popular podcast My Favorite Murder. Today they pay true tribute to the MFM ladies by recounting the meet and greet highlights and then telling stories of creep,…
Demento and the Lottery
Jan 15 • 56 min
Today’s episode is about winning the lottery but first let’s talk about Dr. Demento, and segue into legalized weed. Because why not? Anyway, do YOU know the preparations, pitfalls and priorities that come with being skyrocketed into a higher tax bracket?…
Are You Hungary?
Jan 8 • 43 min
The first week of 2019 is in the bag! Today Kris and Kym talk about Kym’s adventures in Hungary…with all the ups and downs (mostly ups!) of her first trip abroad. From cheeky bus riders to snooty waiters, hiking up hills to strolling along the Danube,…
New Year Resolutions
Jan 2 • 35 min
Today we talk about New Year resolutions. You either love them or hate them, you either keep them or break them. What are your resolutions for this year? Any money on the table on how fast you are going to wash your hands of them? Or do you have a…
Merry Christmas Happy Tuesday
Dec 25, 2018 • 41 min
It’s Christmas! Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and Happy Tuesday to those who don’t! Today Kym and Kris announce the winner of The Mugly Truth Christmas 2018 gift giveaway contest and talk about their holiday traditions that make Christmas the…
Worldwide Christmas Traditions
Dec 18, 2018 • 50 min
GREETINGS! Today Kris and Kym talk about some very interesting ways Christmas is celebrated all around the world. Kym also takes a stab at pronouncing how to say “Merry Christmas” and “Santa” in different languages. Kris is glad it’s not her turn to…
31 Days of Feastember
Dec 11, 2018 • 57 min
Not a fan of Merry Christmas and ol’ Saint Nick? Holidays not your jam? Well, there are 31 days of things you can throw a party for in December that have little or nothing to do with Christmas! You like socks? There’s a day for that. Red apple eater? Yep…
Worst Gift Ever?
Dec 4, 2018 • 43 min
Remember that one morning as you pulled ribbon and tore paper you were seconds away from the most epic gift in the whole entire world which turned out to be a box of collectible carved toothpicks from Weird Uncle Vern? Today’s episode covers all kinds of…
Black Friday Hangover
Nov 27, 2018 • 42 min
Kris and Kym talk about the lengths people will go to to save a buck buying stuff the day after being so grateful for all the stuff they already have. Yep, it’s the episode about the day after Thanksgiving in America - a strange retail phenomenon called…
Gratitude
Nov 20, 2018 • 50 min
This week Kym and Kris reflect on the symbolic nature behind the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Yeah. We know. Historical controversy, football, family drama, food comas and punching people in the face over electronics during Black Friday may seem like…
Wii Be 50
Nov 13, 2018 • 38 min
Kris and Kym talk about some of the headlines grabbing the nation’s attention; there’s a recounting of Kris’ “harrowing” trip to the ER; and Kym parries with her encounters with Xbox and Wii. Oh, and THEN they get to the point and talk about the benefits…
Riffing and Bingeing
Nov 6, 2018 • 47 min
Kym and Kris riff for awhile about stuff…you know, like spiders chomping on you while you sleep, the fact that it is now NOVEMBER and this year is almost done, it’s also (the most important ever) election day, hotflashes (we ARE women of a certain age you…
Grave Concerns
Oct 30, 2018 • 57 min
Happy All Hallows Eve Eve! This episode wraps up our whole-October-long discussion of all things creepy, eerie, and Halloweeny. Today Kris and Kym team up again with Paul Wilborn from the Having Beers With Podcast to discuss cemeteries all over the world,…
Cards Against Halloween
Oct 23, 2018 • 39 min
Kym and Kris start this episode with a “Not Safe For Work and Kids” warning because the podcast is on location (again) to play a Cards Against Humanity-inspired game with friends. Friends who are clearly demented and for whom we have many concerns about…
Halloween Goulash
Oct 16, 2018 • 43 min
Kris and Kym start off strong with the history of halloween and traditions in America and in our own homes. And then onnnnnnne little thing happens and all hell breaks loose. It’s all downhill from there, so to speak. But our intrepid opinionators manage…
Big Scare
Oct 9, 2018 • 40 min
Kym and Kris take the podcast to new heights when they hang out in Big Bear, CA, for the weekend, exploring the local cemetery and visiting various sites were the history of this beautiful mountain resort has taken a tragic turn; deadly bar fights, a…
Haunted Orange
Oct 2, 2018 • 70 min
Kym and Kris dish on their experiences while walking through haunted Old Town Orange with HauntedOrangeCounty.com tour guide Charles. This episode covers some of the more gruesome details of the rich history of Orange, CA, with morgues, undertakers,…
Cabana Spiders
Sep 25, 2018 • 49 min
Kym and Kris take it outside. There’s bird tweeting, dogs barking, spiders LURKING! **SHUDDER** But the ladies push through their fears and deliver their podcast like the caffeinated, mouthy chat-warriors they are. And they talk about everything under the…
Resting Bitchfest
Sep 18, 2018 • 40 min
Did YOU have a helluva week? It was a tough one! Kris and Kym let all the pretty steam out. Kris comes in hot, Kym is in all kinds of pain, they both have more traffic stories to rant about…but at some point the topic of dogs comes up and just like in…
The Mugly Mindset
Sep 11, 2018 • 50 min
Kris and Kym talk about The 2018 Mindset List out of Beloit College in Wisconsin. The list helps college professors wrap their heads around where their newest student’s heads are at as they first step into the halls of upper education. It’s an exercise in…
Marriage-Whys
Sep 4, 2018 • 61 min
Kris and Kym welcome Kim (not confusing at all, yeah?) about the whys and hows of long term relationships (and marriage). Amongst us there are two divorces, one pending divorce and one 31 year wedding anniversary. There are lots of “why?”, “how?” and…
Red Flags and Goals
Aug 28, 2018 • 33 min
Kym and Kris delve into conversations about relationship happily-ever-afters, red flags, why some couples don’t work out, how to smuggle hooch into a dry wedding, and the happy-fuzzy feelings we get when we see older couples walking hand-in-hand down the…
Revelationships
Aug 21, 2018 • 41 min
Kris and Kym welcome Stacy, who talks about successfully escaping an abusive marriage. But before you despair about things getting too dark and heavy, Kym is there to lighten the day with a few revelations that has everyone raising their eyebrows. It’s…
Catch-up Short Shot
Aug 17, 2018 • 30 min
Kris and Kym take a few minutes to catch up…there’s a LOT going on! California fires, ER visits, surgeries, playing the accordion, retirement and travel, travel, travel!
Social Picks
Aug 14, 2018 • 33 min
Kris and Kym share some of their favorite social media destinations; the Instagram pages, YouTube channels and podcasts that make the daily grind bearable! Check out what makes us laugh, sigh, go “aaaawwwww” and utter “whatdaheckfire?!?” Maybe you’ll find…
Only Brats
Aug 7, 2018 • 45 min
Both Kris and Kym are only brats. Today’s episode covers to great and not-so-great aspects of growing up as only children, both from rather dysfunctional households, and the choices that were made regarding having and raising daughters of their own. As…
Traff**k
Jul 31, 2018 • 42 min
Oh boy. When caffeine and the subject of traffic mix, well, let’s just say this episode is more NSFW than the others. Who DOESN’T let a few curses fly when you’re being tailgated, cut off, boxed in, almost hit, chased, and blocked every day in your…
Julyoween
Jul 24, 2018 • 45 min
Kris and Kym carry on with trying to manifest lovely, cool, comforting Autumn rather than face the fact that it’s California in Summer which is essentially hell on Earth. So to bring this manifestation about, the talk turns to spooky ghost stories, eerie…
Disturbia Short Shot
Jul 21, 2018 • 21 min
Kris and Kym forgot some things in the Disturbia episode, so here’s Disturbia Redux, a teacup episode – a kind of short shot if you will – of even more phobias, neuroses, and all around nonsense.
Disturbia
Jul 17, 2018 • 37 min
Kris and Kym talk about the weird and not-so-weird phobias they have had since childhood, and discover the many phobias out there and how NOT to pronounce any of them correctly. So if you’re afraid of cats, clowns, ducks, spiders, balloons, women,…
Sheet Pants and Shortalls
Jul 10, 2018 • 38 min
Growing up from our 20s to our 40s and how our perspectives and perceptions have changed. It seems like what others learned in kindergarten, we’re just now getting a grip on but the lessons from our exploits yielded some pretty good wisdom. We chat about…
Introducing The Mugly Truth Podcast!
Jul 3, 2018 • 12 min
We’re Kris and Kym, lifelong friends looking over our shoulders at the lives that shaped us, sharing the experiences that brought us to who we are at this very moment. We’re hard-working gals with day jobs and kids. We experienced totally different…
Ctrl+Alt+Wtf
Jul 3, 2018 • 28 min
Kris and Kym fuel up with coffee to talk about how technology has influenced their lives from the 70s (cassettes, mix tapes, recording tv and radio shows, Sony Walkman, disco, rabbit ear antennas, MTV, and changing channels the old fashioned way) through…