Rein It In Matt and Rachel

Rein It In Matt and Rachel
This is a conversational podcast created by two married nerds in an attempt to document our travels and experiences. So far we’ve covered 1400 miles in Japan by train, a month working in the UK, NYC, plus life in and around Atlanta, GA, USA. We generally eat and drink our way through life with stops for art, books, music, and (too often) work - but we sometimes need to remind ourselves to rein it in. Check out our photos and updates on Instagram at or on Facebook at Hope you enjoy and please leave a comment!

S2E8:Minisode: Thailand Snack Unboxing
Aug 1 • 16 min
Where we attempt a minisode while opening another international snack box in an attempt to travel from home - this time to Thailand! Salty, sweet, sour, and savory with a touch of Rachel’s archnemesis - mayonnaise! —- Send in a voice message:…
S2E7: Collaborative Games
Jul 25 • 38 min
Where we talk about some of our recommened collaborative games and ramble on about our love of Arkham Horror Card Game. Most are good for 1 or 2 players since we’re all still stuck at home and unable to travel here in the states. —- Send in a voice…
S2E6: UK Snack Unboxing
Jul 4 • 28 min
Where we take a break and try to approximate a little travel in the times of COVID with an international snack unboxing from the UK - savory, sweet, trivia, and more. —- Send in a voice message:
S2E5: Let’s Go Camping!
May 24 • 35 min
Where we talk about a way we found to somewhat safely get away in the times of COVID and our reflections and tips from past camping experiences. We also capture a bird catching a bug in front of our faces and discuss how Matthew McConaughey was born with…
S2E4: Two Player Games - Favorites & Reviews
Apr 18 • 35 min
Where we talk about some of our favorite two player games. We touch on a few classics and spend more time reviewing lightly competitive board, dice, and card games - a couple that are particularly good for travel. —- Send in a voice message:…
S2E3: Nashville Top 10 - More Than Just Country Music
Mar 8 • 43 min
Where we discuss some of our favorite things to do and stories from our handful of visits to Nashville over the last 6 years. We cover food, lodging, music, culture, art quests, neighborhoods, and giant replicas of Greek architecture. —- Send in a voice…
S2E2: Hawaii, Travel Challenges, and Shave Ice with Guest Podcasters Animal, Vegetable, Marital
Feb 13 • 39 min
Where we chat with our good friends Sarah and Brian (the hosts of the Animal, Vegetable, Marital podcast) about their recent trip to Hawaii, veganism, learning to travel as a couple, hanger, and debate the virtues and disappointments of shave ice. Check…
S2E1: Our Top 10 Meals
Jan 18 • 43 min
Where we kick off season two and discuss our top list of meals, including some nostalgia and some recent trips. We cover Mexico, Italy, Japan, Atlanta, San Francisco, Fort Collins CO, London and finish with how the best meal ever can be in your hometown.…
Ep 20: London and Wales Top 10 Wrap-up
Dec 14, 2019 • 45 min
Where we wrap up our highlights from our recent extended stay in the United Kingdom, primarily in London, but also in Cardiff and Swansea, Wales. We talk about Shakespeare, theater, real cask ales, pubs, food, ruins, castles, rum bars, public transit,…
Ep 19: Inns and Cathedrals - Wales, UK
Nov 28, 2019 • 32 min
Where we talk about the amazing ruins of Tintern Abbey and Caerphilly around Cardiff and Rachel’s reminiscing about our walk from Swansea to Mumbles in southern Wales with stops along the way. —- Send in a voice message:
Ep 18: One Month in London
Nov 24, 2019 • 41 min
Where we talk about my one month stay in London for work, Rachel joining at week three, theater shows, walking tours, museums, real ale, food, and tips for saving some money and finding fun things to do. —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep 17: Top 10 Work Travel Trips & Tips
Oct 20, 2019 • 38 min
Where we pass over our Dragon Con wrap up because we took too long and instead discuss opportunities we’ve had to maximize work travel and our upcoming extended trip to London, Wales, and other points in the UK. Maybe a couple of tips and podcast…
Ep 16: Two Weeks to Dragon Con 2019!
Aug 18, 2019 • 40 min
Where we discuss Dragon Con, with a few asides about our cat Laszlo, as well as what we’ve been up to the last few weeks and our growing audience. We cover a bit of what Dragon Con is, our costumes past and present, prep, planning, and tips for maximum…
Ep 15: Japan Top 10 Wrap Up
Jul 4, 2019 • 58 min
Our final Japan episode where we discuss out top 10 experiences and tips, plus discuss what’s on the agenda next. This one’s a little longer, but we think it’s well worth the time. We had fun reflecting on our favorites and shout out to previous episodes…
Ep 14: 22 Days of Food in Japan
Jun 6, 2019 • 42 min
22 days gives one a lot of time to try a variety of food and food experiences in Japan. In part one of our two part Japan trip wrap-up we focus on food and eating in Japan - variations on ramen, tsukemen, tantanmen, soba, and noodles galore; breakfasts,…
Ep 13: Hokkaido, Hell Valley, and Hakodate
Jun 1, 2019 • 36 min
Where we wrap up our six days in Hokkaido; discuss comparisons of onsen towns, ryokans, and kaiseki meals from Echigo-Yuzawa and Noboribetsu; and talk about food, the first concrete electricity pole in Japan, the view, and tourists in Hakodate. —- Send in…
Ep 12: Sapporo Japan - Food and Magical Sake Nights
May 25, 2019 • 39 min
We recap the various foods and drinks we had in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan - Including a comparison of ramen so far on our trip, more chicken than chicken, fun tiny bars, and a magical night of sake and folks who were friendlier to us than we deserved. Go…
Ep 11: Finally in Hokkaido, Japan!
May 23, 2019 • 36 min
Where we discuss observations on Aomori, amazing sushi, more Joyful Trains, internal flight discounts, and most of all finally making it to wonderful Hokkaido, Japan, including our day trip to Daisetsuzan National Park, Kurodake, Sounkyo Gorge, and…
Ep 10: Japan - Halfway; Food and Reflections
May 19, 2019 • 34 min
We’re half way through our 21 day Japan trip so we take a few minutes to catch up on where we’ve been, some reflections on Japan so far, and talk about food and being adventurous. —- Send in a voice message:
Ep 9: Losing a Passport in Japan & A Shinkansen to a Ryokan in the Mountains
May 15, 2019 • 34 min
Where we recover from a lost passport (and wallet (and JR Pass)), take a shinkansen to Echigo-Yuzawa, drink sake from a room full of vending machines, relax in a Ryokan, bathe in an onsen, and nearly suffer defeat at the hands of a kaiseki. —- Send in a…
Ep 8: Tokyo - Costs, Toilets, Beers, and Surprises
May 14, 2019 • 32 min
Where we discuss various surprises and realities of from the first part of our stay in Tokyo. We cover cost expectations, toilets, beers, booze, lack of sake, and other observations before we head north and leave the big city. check out our photos on…
Ep 7: Day 2 & 3 in Tokyo - Shinjuku, Harajuku, Roppongi, & Shimokitazawa
May 11, 2019 • 31 min
Where we discuss the Gyoen National Gardens, Harajuku Cat Street, Izakaya Tours, the Mori Art Museum, Shimokitazawa, and eating Spanish food in Japan —- Send in a voice message:
Ep 6: First Day in Japan! Flights, Tips, First Food and Views!
May 10, 2019 • 30 min
First episode from our 22 day Japanese adventure. Tips for day one of travel, ramen and tsukemen for dinner, free art (#fafatl) drops, and views from above. Follow us at @reinitin_podcast on Instagram for photos. —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep 5: One Street, One Day - Tour De Ponce, Atlanta
Mar 10, 2019 • 35 min
Where we take a journey along Atlanta’s Ponce De Leon Avenue from start to finish, stopping at some favorites and trying some places we’ve been wanting to check out during our eight years living in the city. —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep 4: Yayoi Kusama and Japan Planning
Feb 16, 2019 • 24 min
Where we talk about our recent visit to Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, art over hyped experience, and the beginnings of our Japan trip planning. —- Send in a voice message:
Ep 3: North Georgia Mountains
Jan 19, 2019 • 23 min
Where we talk about the North Georgia mountains and local travel vacations. —- Send in a voice message:
Ep 2: PB&J, The Met, and Broadway
Dec 2, 2018 • 29 min
Part 2 of NYC our NYC trip. Peter, Bjorn, and John; The Met, Broadway Show, and visiting our special podcast guest, Jon! —- Send in a voice message:
Ep 1: New Podcast and NYC MOMA
Nov 30, 2018 • 23 min
Hey, we started a podcast! We’re in New York City and we visited the MOMA after talking about why we are podcasting. —- Send in a voice message: