Rein It In Matt and Rachel

Rein It In Matt and Rachel
This is a conversational and hopefully informative podcast created by two married nerds in an attempt to document our trip to Japan; the areas around Atlanta, GA, USA; and where ever else we end. This is not a podcast about horses or the TV show (sorry). 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 photos out on Instagram at as well. Hope you enjoy and please leave a comment!

17: Top 10 Work Travel Trips & Tips
Oct 20 • 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…
16: Two Weeks to Dragon Con 2019!
Aug 18 • 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…
15: Japan Top 10 Wrap Up
Jul 4 • 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…
14: 22 Days of Food in Japan
Jun 6 • 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,…
13: Hokkaido, Hell Valley, and Hakodate
Jun 1 • 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.
12: Sapporo Japan - Food and Magical Sake Nights
May 25 • 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…
11: Finally in Hokkaido, Japan!
May 23 • 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…
10: Japan - Halfway; Food and Reflections
May 19 • 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.
9: Losing a Passport & A Shinkansen to a Ryokan in the Mountains
May 15 • 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.
8: Tokyo - Costs, Toilets, Beers, and Surprises
May 14 • 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…
7: Day 2 & 3 in Tokyo - Shinjuku, Harajuku, Roppongi, & Shimokitazawa
May 11 • 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
6: First Day in Japan! Flights, Tips, First Food and Views!
May 10 • 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.
5: One Street, One Day - Tour De Ponce, Atlanta
Mar 10 • 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.
4: Yayoi Kusama and Japan Planning
Feb 16 • 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.
3: North Georgia Mountains
Jan 19 • 23 min
Where we talk about the North Georgia mountains and local travel vacations.
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!
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.