The Brain Candy Podcast

The Brain Candy Podcast

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We make you laugh, and we make you learn.


EP365: Jigsaw Puzzles, State Fairs, & Mental Metaphors
Oct 17 • 59 min
Today we analyze Sarah’s frequent rage at retailers. We find out about a man who is making a fortune (?) off of jigsaw puzzles. Susie reveals a shocking way people are getting sick thanks to state fairs and hot tubs. Sarah shares a fascinating fact about…
EP364: Stevie Wonder Truthers, Clown Registry, & Ms. Monopoly
Oct 14 • 55 min
We discuss a hilarious conspiracy theory about Stevie Wonder. We learn a shocking statistic about veterinarians and dentists. Susie talks about a woman who quit her job to “spoil” her husband. We discuss a crazy story of a young girl who was adopted, who…
EP363: Sexy Ladies, Laughter on Call, & Knuckle Sandwiches
Oct 10 • 61 min
Today we hear about Sarah’s spooky October plans. We debunk the period syncing myth, & Sarah is not happy. Hear why you are probably not going to get arthritis no matter what your mom says. Susie describes why women might be hornier that we thought (or…
EP362: Roller Coaster Woes, Crime Manuals, & Techno Parents
Oct 7 • 92 min
Today we learn a clever parent who figured out how to get his kids to text him back. We debate how amusement parks could innovate to keep our phones safe. We discuss why sexism is bad for men’s mental health. Susie shares how washing machines help fight…
EP361: Dating Life, Wombat Poop, & Bystander Effect
Oct 3 • 58 min
Today we find out the latest on Sarah’s dating life, we find out why she’s pissed at a Kinko’s manager, & she shares TMI about wombat poop. We find out why scientists are celebrating weird discoveries. Susie grosses us out w/ the scoop on airline water.…
EP360: Semen Explosion, Whale Songs, & Kink Quiz
Sep 30 • 55 min
Find out about an accident at a cow insemination plant that got sticky. Learn why Sarah is into “safe danger” & Susie is kinkier than she thought. Hear what animals in space teach us about morality. Susie reveals why whales are singing in a lower pitch…
EP359: Moving Corpses, Chess Diet, & Imaginary Friends
Sep 26 • 81 min
Today we get into a chilling discovery scientists made about corpses. Sarah talks about how climate change has revealed a dead body problem. Susie reveals why chess can causes weight loss, & how chess champs are adapting. Sarah’s mind is blown about, get…
EP358: Wife Swap, Dirty Dancing, & Freezer Burn
Sep 23 • 57 min
Today we delve deeper into the baseball players who switched lives, & we think we’ve figured out why it happened. We discuss people who get married even though they’re already cheating. Susie finally watched Dirty Dancing, & she has a movie review 30…
EP357: Rape Whistle, Happy Valley, & Library Love
Sep 19 • 56 min
Today we find out why Sarah cannot be trusted with a rape whistle, but it’s more hilarious than it sounds. We debate whether people should wear leggings to the gym or if we should be more casual. We find out a crazy story about two people who switched…
EP356: Work Wives, Millionaire Matchmaker, & Predator’s Glossary
Sep 16 • 59 min
Today we hear phrases men use to describe women, & what they really mean. We debate the use of “work wife,” & Sarah has very strong feelings about it. Hear about the “trolley problem,” & learn why ethics are complicated. Susie discusses a man arrested for…
EP355: Nude Pics, Tinder Dating, & Designing Women
Sep 12 • 57 min
Today we debate whether a teacher should be fired for nude pics that were leaked. We find out what Sarah thinks of Tinder, & whether people recognize her from the show. Hear about a female ultramarathoner who won, & why the organizers weren’t prepared for…
EP354: Mystery Farting, Taxidermy, & Awkwardness
Sep 9 • 79 min
Today we discuss how a mystery fart can reveal your darkest prejudices (& it’s hilarious). Hear about a crazy true crime tale from India’s Most Wanted. Find out why advertisements can be brilliant, but also remind us why we should be discerning about…
EP353: Space Crime, Broken Hearts, & Wisdom Teeth
Sep 5 • 82 min
Learn about the first crime committed in space, & how love makes fools of us all. Sarah discusses I Love You, Now Die, about a girl who encouraged her friend to commit suicide. Susie claims there is a wisdom tooth conspiracy. We hear how “broken heart…
EP352: Rotten Bananas, Stop Being Polite, & Charisma Tips
Sep 2 • 57 min
Today Sarah reacts to Johnny Bananas’ tweet about her divorce. We celebrate a Heinz ketchup thief, who made good. Hear about a man who was living in the woods by sourcing a trash heap, & why it taught us to trust our guts. We had a major Stop Being Polite…
EP351: Rascals, Leisure World, & Expecting Triplets
Aug 29 • 56 min
Today we share more of our Nashville adventures including a litterbug that has Sarah worked up. Susie talks about a waterpark tragedy, & we mad about record chasers who sacrifice safety. Hear about a woman who didn’t know she was pregnant w/ triplets. We…
EP350: Balloon ASMR, Fake Outrage, & Albert Einstein Scandal
Aug 26 • 78 min
Today we discuss an artist who went viral w/ his balloon popping videos. We talk about the helium shortage, & we have questions. We discuss outrage over fake problems on college campuses, & our theories about why students support questionable causes.…
EP349: Food Tattoos, Empty Meditation, & Chock Full o’ Nuts
Aug 22 • 54 min
Today we discuss Ed Sheeran’s strange food tattoo, & Sarah reveals why her ex got a similar one. We hear about a woman whose in-laws might be trying to kill her. We discuss a study on unsolicited dick pics. Find out why meditating on “emptiness” is better…
EP348: Sex Cult, Catholic Cigarettes, & How Not To Be a Dick
Aug 19 • 55 min
Today we do a recap of our Nashville adventure, & the crazy bachelorettes we saw. Find out how Willie Nelson predicted Sarah’s future. Hear about a strange criminal who might be a good Samaritan. We discuss what makes someone join a sex cult, we learn…
EP347: Divorce,Graffiti, & Anxiety
Aug 15 • 63 min
Today we start with a discussion about Sarah’s divorce & the response she’s received from our Brainiac community. We find out how she’s adapting to her new life. We talk about street artists & how they’re angry w/ influencers & businesses who profit from…
EP346: Sarah’s Angel, Dr. Ruth, & Patriarchy Purses
Aug 12 • 58 min
Today we laugh about some stereotypical names on a sports team. Sarah claims she met an “angel” on a recent trip. We discuss the Aziz Ansari comedy special in the wake of the “Me Too” accusations against him. Susie talks about the Dr. Ruth documentary &…
EP345: Sarah’s News, Swedish Fish, & Dream Burglars
Aug 8 • 79 min
Today we learn some big news in Sarah’s world, & discuss how her life is changing. We find out why Swedish people have the right idea with their candy consumption. And we find out about the best break-in of all time. Plus, we talk to Jessica Wragg about…
EP344: Butt Snorkels, Bloodsicles, & Bathing
Aug 5 • 63 min
Today Sarah discusses a sticker she saw on a vehicle about the driver’s love for eating butt. We have several questions for him. We learn about the bloody treats they give to animals at the zoo to cool them off. We talk about why no one—even rich…
EP343: Eating Contests, Baby Hitler, & Turtle Bras
Aug 1 • 58 min
Today we learn about a serial toilet clogger (or is it a cereal toilet clogger?) who is stinking up the joint. We debate whether women can be good at competitive eating, & realize maybe Sarah missed her calling. We discuss the dilemma of killing baby…
EP342: Midlife Crisis, Boys Will Be Boys, & Sushi Fires
Jul 29 • 81 min
Today we find out whether Susie is excited to turn 40. She discusses the concept of “boys will be boys,” & why it’s toxic. Hear what Sarah thinks is in Area 51. We learn why history books are perpetuating patriarchy, kids are better at learning languages…
EP341: Relationship Power, Citizenship Test, & Bob Ross
Jul 25 • 58 min
Today we find out why one man decided to dress everyday for a party. We talk about presents, & why we won’t open them when they’re special. Hear about Susie’s experience at the Paul McCartney concert & a scary experience she had w/ a child. Find out how…
EP340: Fake Freckles, Bird Uber, & Unhinged Women
Jul 22 • 59 min
Today we find out why Sarah is still unemployed, & kind of ok with it. Hear why young people don’t like influencer culture, & why Sarah is mad about freckle appropriation. Hear about a woman who loves the Flintstones so much she built a house to honor…
EP339: Earthquake Scare, Ball Pits, & Hot Chocolate
Jul 18 • 53 min
Susie & Sarah talk about the earthquake they experienced together & why Sarah was making fun of Susie’s pajamas. We learn the history of the ball pitt, & why its origins are scarier than you’d think. We find out why reading really does make you happier.…
EP338: Jesus’s Poop, Bear Mace, & Honesty Test
Jul 15 • 61 min
Today we debate whether Jesus pooped, & learn why scholars think this is an important question. We find out about a hands-free restaurant, & discuss whether we’d enjoy it. We talk about Amazon fulfillment centers, & why some workers wear diapers. Sarah…
EP337: Reality TV Sex, Beach Reads, & Sarah’s Stalker
Jul 11 • 65 min
Today we talk about a disturbing purchase Susie’s husband made. We find out which subgroup is the happiest in America. Sarah reveals why someone made her uncomfortable & she couldn’t “stop being polite.” We find out what animal is most similar to humans,…
EP336: Sarah’s Grave, Emotional Support Animals, & Sex Study
Jul 8 • 76 min
Today we hear why Susie was spooked by a tombstone that was eerily similar to Sarah. Sarah rants about people who annoy her, & we wonder if she is at fault for their behavior. We discuss the need for reality TV aftercare, & why so many slip through the…
EP335: Cute Aggression, Sea Cucumbers, & Jazzercise
Jul 1 • 63 min
Today we recap Sarah’s eventful week staying at Susie’s house including a locksmith caper, a wet cat, and a naked escapade.We find out why dogs evolved to please humans, and why we think humans are like food. Find out why some cultures don’t use baby…
EP334: Virgin Birth, Mediocre Men, & Chernobyl
Jun 27 • 80 min
Today we discuss a controversy over Sarah’s Instagram post, & why mediocre men can can it. We talk about technology that millennials don’t understand. We learn why Sarah is obsessed w/ Chernobyl & influencers are visiting the site. Plus, we find out why…
EP333: Park Rangers, Penis Jar, & Poop Stroke
Jun 24 • 61 min
On today’s show, we find out some of the stories from Sarah’s national park adventure, & we realize our ultimate man is a park ranger. Susie talks about a famous penis that is currently preserved in a jar. Sarah reveals why one woman should be very…
EP332: Flat Earthers, Cow Blowouts, & Tsunami Warning
Jun 20 • 63 min
Today we talk about flat earthers again because Sarah thinks we should be more forgiving about them being total idiots. We find out what year was the best year, & whether we’d want to go back to a time before cell phones. Hear why the animal kingdom is…
EP331: Kink Shaming, Avoiding Plastic, & Library Duty
Jun 17 • 80 min
Hear why Susie thinks Sarah was trying to accuse her of “kink shaming” gay people. We find out what it’s like to live without plastic. Susie talks about the people who clean up feces & needles off the streets. Plus, we discuss a woman documenting the…
EP330: Bedbugs, Cooking w/ Millennials, & Dog Murder
Jun 13 • 60 min
n today’s show, we hear about an item out of pickup that Susie saw in her neighborhood. We discuss the importance of aftercare for reality tv cast members. Hear why millennials aren’t as good in the kitchen as other generations. We discuss what happens to…
EP329: Love Languages, Jeopardy, & Holding Grudges
Jun 10 • 57 min
Today Sarah is discussing Love Languages, & why she thinks they’re important. Susie talks about a documentary about The Price is Right, & how passionate people are magic. We discuss the new Jeopardy phenom, the tragedy of being an aging clown, & what the…
EP328: Blurred Lines, Battleaxes, & Free Britney
Jun 6 • 68 min
Today we talk about how mess & success are sometimes strange bedfellows. Sarah updates us about who is called a “genius” & who isn’t. Susie updates us about the gendered concept of the phrase “battle axe”. We discuss vocal fry, & why it’s unfairly…
EP327: Pregnancy Scandal, Brain Malfunctions, & Grindr Pics
Jun 3 • 64 min
Today we talk about how boredom can be good for you. We celebrate a “wedding” ceremony in India of a man w/ special needs. Susie found out that some people send butthole pics, & she has some questions. We discuss low vagina confidence. We find out why…
EP326: Price of Gold, Mama Drama, & Race Reveal
May 30 • 65 min
Today we talk about the Olympic gymnastics scandal and how the sexual abuse was perpetuated. We discuss Beyonce’s Homecoming, & Sarah’s obsession w/ it. Find out the history of the word mama, & why Susie doesn’t like it. Hear some good news about LEGOs…
EP325: Invisible Labor, UFO Sightings, & Horseplay
May 27 • 64 min
Today we find out about a hobby that seems a bit odd at first, but is actually pretty frickin amazing. We talk about how financial advice is often sexist. We’re enraged about a woman who was denied a world record because she didn’t wear a dress. Sarah…
EP324: Pooperintendent, Glitter Bombs, & Beesexual Porn
May 23 • 90 min
Today we get an update on Susie’s Instagram troll. Turns out, he’s still a troll. We find out why the Pooperintendent is pissed, & Sarah was right about why he’s pooping in public. Sarah talks about an ingenious invention to thwart thieves. We debate the…
EP323: Baby Names, Definition of Beauty, & Vaginal Aging
May 20 • 58 min
Today we discuss makeup routines, & how we realized we were elderly. We hear the insane story of how Sarah was conceived, & inadvertently find out one of her sexual turn-ons. We celebrate the new band-aids that provide coverage for more skin tones. We…
EP322: Sarah’s Self-Love, Marine Life Scandal, & Butts
May 16 • 62 min
Today we discuss sex dreams, self-love, & masturbation myths. We celebrate a badass bitch who killed a bobcat with her bare hands. Susie shares the history of aquariums, which is crazier than you’d think. We find out why shrimp are testing positive for…
EP321: Morbid Curiosity, Superpowers, & Flat Earthers
May 13 • 60 min
Today we find out a woman has a superpower that could help save lives. We discuss a brawl Susie had on Instagram, & how it turned into a mansplain situation. Sarah reveals the science behind why we have morbid curiosity, & why it’s not a bad thing. Hear…
EP320: Epidurals, Memory Lane, & Coma Awakening
May 9 • 67 min
Today we take a trip down memory lane, & relive a vacation we took to Brazil. We talk about a woman who woke up from a 27 year coma. We find out why women were forced to smile in mental hospitals, & why Sarah is kind of into it. We discuss epidurals, &…
EP319: Royal Drama, Tattoo Anxiety, & Exclamations
May 6 • 64 min
On today’s show we get juicy about the royal family. Sarah explains how tattoos can reveal what anxieties you’re struggling with. We talk about feminine & masculine energy, & why you might be communicating in a way that surprises people. We talk about our…
EP318: The Jinx, Sex in Cars, & Instagram Authenticity
May 2 • 85 min
On today’s show Susie shares a story about a celebrity sighting with an interesting fashion twist. We talk about a new trend amongst teens to get Instagram content without the phony baloney stuff. We find out why Robert Durst might get out of jail due to…
EP317: Mommy Bloggers, Food Quirks, & Meghan Markle
Apr 29 • 61 min
Today Susie freaks us out w/ a story from World War II of a woman who collected creepy memorabilia. We debate Meghan Markle’s decision to have privacy for her childbirth. We talk about “imperfectly perfect” mommy bloggers, & why we’re skeptical about…
EP316: Superstitions, Sesame Street, & Sarah’s Plumbing
Apr 25 • 61 min
Today we find out why Sarah is having one heckuva day, & why she’s a plumber’s dream woman. She talks about her new television obsession, & why it’s making her a hypochondriac. We discuss The Act, & the reason Gypsy killed her mom DeeDee. Find out the…
EP315: Reality Convention, Death Predictions, & Murder Mystery
Apr 22 • 60 min
Today we find out why Sarah attended a reality convention, & how much she got paid to do it. We hear about their most embarrassing reality tv related moments. Susie & Sarah predict how they’re going to die, & let’s just say Sarah’s sounds way better than…
EP314: Blackhole, Beatles, & Bee Bonanza
Apr 18 • 59 min
Today we talk about the magic of the islands, & why we’re getting all hippie dippy. We discuss the blackhold picture, & why it sparked sexism & controversy. We talk about the woman who had bees stuck in her eye, & it’s hilarious. Hear about the comedian…
EP313: High Fives, Shen Yun Cult, & Snowplow Parenting
Apr 15 • 60 min
Today Sarah reveals the history of the high-five, & it’s so cool it blows Susie’s mind. We find out whether the Shen Yun dance troupe is a cult. We debate snowplow parenting, & why it’s hard to hold our kids accountable. We crack the case on a wite out…
EP312: Dad Jokes, Gay Conversion Therapy, & Procrastination
Apr 11 • 56 min
Aloha everybody, Susie is back from Hawaii & we are talking about her surf lesson, ukuleles, & risk-taking. We discuss the film Boy Erased, & why gay conversion therapy is so corrosive. We find out the “truth” behind wasabi. We talk about our theory on…
EP311: Jagged Little Pill, Pet Deaths, & Accidental Racism
Apr 8 • 77 min
Today we are outraged by the Jezebel article claiming Jagged Little Pill isn’t a great album. We find out why all of Sarah’s pets mysteriously die. We talk about whether we’d ever become cannibals. We are furious (again) about NASA cancelling the female…
EP310: Heartburn, Creeps on a Plane & Getting to Know Us
Apr 4 • 62 min
Today we celebrate a woman who fought her rapist so vigorously that he looks like he was attacked by a tiger. Hear what Susie has learned from her letters with criminals. Sarah discovers heartburn, & it’s a whole scene. We talk about the scary trend of…
EP309: Sarah & Susie’s Tips, Tricks, & Hacks
Apr 1 • 64 min
Today we start w/ a very weird debate about people w/ disabilities and their caregivers. It’s a lot. We find out why a man was breaking into houses & tickling people’s buttholes. We discuss a very creepy bridge where dogs are supposedly committing…
EP308: Suing Parents, Gifted Kids, & Sarah’s Lifesaver
Mar 28 • 54 min
Today we celebrate a Brain Candy author who completed the Iditarod & discuss horses dying at a racetrack. We debate the merits of gifted programs, & why some see these programs differently. We discuss how female animators are often victims of harassment,…
EP307: Karate Kid, Dad Shaming, & Hedonic Treadmill
Mar 25 • 76 min
Today we are talking about all the pop culture Susie missed out on in the 80s due to her family’s religion. Hear what classic films she hasn’t seen yet. We debate whether Maya Angelou was right to require a younger person call her Ms. Maya. We find out…
EP306: Surveillance State, Creepy Mentors, & Brits in America
Mar 21 • 57 min
Today we find out why kids in the United States are starting to speak in Brit accents & using British sayings. Sarah reveals why she should do a cover of Baby Shark. We talk about Albert Einstein’s wife, & why she doesn’t get enough credit. We find out…
EP305: Superpowers, Haunted House, & Deadly Selfies
Mar 18 • 78 min
Today we find out about a man that haunted the house of two young girls, & we are shooketh. We debate artificial intelligence & influencers, & why some people of color are mad. We find out what superpowers we would choose if we could have one. We talk…
EP304: Sarah’s Outrage, American Meme, & Intersex Animals
Mar 14 • 61 min
Today we find out why someone yelled at Sarah, & how it ended up benefitting Susie. We talk about a female cyclist who was stopped so the men could get ahead. Susie talks about American Meme, & how influencer culture can be destructive. We find out why…
EP303: Leaving Neverland, Studio 54, & Taco Bell Saves the Day
Mar 11 • 84 min
Today we talk about the documentaries we’ve been watching. We discuss the Leaving Neverland, & Sarah describes what happens in the brain during abuse. We discuss why Studio 54 was such a popular place, & why historical context matters. We talk about a…
EP302: Girl Scout Cookies, Psychopath Cats, & Lorena Bobbitt
Mar 7 • 61 min
Today we debate the virtues of Girl Scout Cookies, & Sarah makes an argument for why you shouldn’t buy them. We talk about the psychopathy of cats. Sarah talks about a teacher who encouraged his students to get Katy Perry’s attention. We talk about…
EP301: It’s a Man’s World, Libraries, & Charles Dickens
Mar 4 • 84 min
Today Susie is fired up about the dangerous reality of being a woman in a world designed for men. We discuss the age old bag-of-dicks question. We give marriage advice to a listener. Susie shares the history of the public library. We discuss letters that…
EP300: Survivor’s Sexism, Reality TV Sounds, & Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club
Feb 28 • 58 min
Today we discuss why we changed our hair after being on TV, & why we didn’t like being recognized. We talk about a study on Survivor, & why some think the show is sexist. We find out what the most annoying sound in reality tv is & how it came to be. We…
EP299: Sarah’s Birthday, Topless Laws, & Getting High
Feb 25 • 59 min
Today we find out why Sarah has a good feeling about her birthday. We discuss a strange statue of a US President w/o his shirt. Susie talks about a law that forbids women from showing their nipples. We talk about how water bottles have become a strange…
EP298: Inside the Challenge: Your Questions Answered Part 2
Feb 21 • 66 min
We are continuing our discussion about the Challenge, & answering your questions about the show. We discuss how religion is handled on set, & whether any cast members have openly practiced their faith during filming. We talk about the inspiration behind…
EP297: Racist Fashion, Rebel Love, & Digital Parenting
Feb 18 • 82 min
Today we explore the latest trend in fashion that has everyone from Katy Perry to Prada accused of racism. Find out Sarah’s theory about why it’s happening. We discuss a popular video game in China where you have to raise a child from cradle to college.…
EP296: Ted Bundy, Wine Shenanigans, & Dorm Room Ghost
Feb 14 • 64 min
Today we talk about how you tell someone something awkward. We learn about some mysterious situations. Susie explains why women wait so long at public restrooms & shares a story about winery craziness. Sarah tells a hilarious Challenge story involving,…
EP295: Stuff We Got Wrong, Regrets, & Trigger Warnings
Feb 11 • 62 min
Today we start w/ a recap of shit we got wrong. We find out why some penguins are getting tummy massages, oysters have ears, & a beetle w/ a loud penis. We discuss our biggest regrets, & what most people regret in their lives. We debate the limits of…
EP294: Inside the Challenge—Your Questions Answered
Feb 7 • 65 min
Every so often we like to take your questions about reality tv. Today we hear what really goes on in the “confessionals,” whether TJ is in charge of the rules, whether bullying is good gameplay or bad behavior, & what we think of all the new shows being…
EP293: Sarah’s Growing Up, Tattoo Mistakes, & Fear of Bears
Feb 4 • 91 min
We talk about Sarah’s birthday, & why she thinks it’s going to be a good year. We discuss parent/child relationships, & getting stuck in a rut. Find out what Sarah thinks of Ariana Grande’s tattoo. We debate whether getting foreign language tattoos is…
EP292: Gas Station Fear, Razor Scandal, & Compassionate Deception
Jan 31 • 61 min
Today we talk about a thread Susie read about why women hate to stop for gas. We talk about the Fyre fest Netflix doc, & why people fall for things. We talk about why millennials are drawn to minimalism, why people are mad about razors, & find out what…
EP291: Tidying Up, Nude Dining, & Lefties Unite
Jan 28 • 59 min
Today we’re talking about Marie Kondo, & find out what part of Tidying Up Susie is not into. Plus, we debate whether books should be purged or hoarded. We talk about a crazy documentary Susie saw that she told Sarah not to see because it will be…
EP290: Porn Data, Why Diets Don’t Work, & Tech Bros
Jan 24 • 56 min
Today we find out why porn data is skewed to highlight preferences of the few. We discuss a trend where parents are going to school to each lunch w/ their kids. Sarah explains the history of manuals and Susie talks about a crazy fact about peacocks. We…
EP289: Risky Women, Instagram Scam, & Sarah’s Snail
Jan 21 • 63 min
Sarah talks about a crow who gives gifts to a girl, & they’re better than gifts actual humans give. We talk about the schadenfreude of the Fyre Festival, & the joy of people getting what they deserve. Sarah revealed an Instagram scam, & how these…
EP288: Millennial Burnout, Mistaken Identity, & Male Trivial Pursuit
Jan 17 • 62 min
Today we talk about an article on Buzzfeed about alleged millennial burnout & why leisure is gendered. We hear from a brainiac about a case of mistaken identity in Canada. Find out about a 90-year-old cyclist accused of doping, women who eat placenta, & a…
EP287: Temper Tantrums, Sweet Revenge, & Doorbell Licking
Jan 14 • 62 min
Today we talk about why kids throw tantrums, & how it applies to all of us (but especially if you’ve ever done a Challenge). We are outraged about a woman who was assaulted while in a vegetative state. We talk about the essence of evil, we discuss the man…
EP286: Sarah’s Rant, Glitter Bomb, & High Drama
Jan 10 • 63 min
Today Sarah is worked up about a man who did work at her house, & she had to “stop being polite.” Susie gives the scoop on glitter, & we find out there’s more to it than you’d think. We debate DNA kits for dogs & we find out why cane toads are the worst.…
EP285: Kissing, Boobs, & Worst Movie Ever
Jan 7 • 62 min
Today we discuss a device that lets you kiss through your phone (& why it’s disgusting). We find out why we have boobs. Susie talks about a scandal involving Hershey’s kisses. We learn about the “testicle festival,” & find out why Sarah is a fan of balls.…
EP284: Year of Babies, Viral Hoax, & Perfect Inventions
Jan 3 • 58 min
Find out why Sarah thinks this year is going to bring her a baby girl. We discuss our plans for 2019. Sarah vents about a new parenting trend she’s observed, & why she had to get involved recently. Susie reveals the truth behind some heartwarming viral…
EP283: Sarah Predicts the Future, Auto-Tune, & Millennial Pictures
Dec 27, 2018 • 60 min
Today we talk about Christmas again even though Christmas is over. Hear how Sarah found out she was getting undies from her husband. Susie is watching a true crime documentary called The Innocent Man, & we discuss why people confess to crimes they didn’t…
EP282: Bear Repellent, Amish Phones, & Twerking Soccer Player
Dec 20, 2018 • 51 min
Susie shares how she got lucky w/ an online order, & why she’s conflicted about keeping the freebie. We find out why a robot sprayed bear repellent in a factory. We learn why geo-tagging is ruining national parks. Susie calls out Amish people for using…
EP281: Personality Types, Out of Body Experience, & Skeleton Boots
Dec 17, 2018 • 58 min
Today we discuss Sarah’s experience in Disneyland’s Club 33 (& why she needs a cushion for her purse). We learn about Frankie Muniz’s amnesia situation, & why he can’t remember being on Malcolm in the Middle. We find out why there are new personality…
EP280: Shark Tank Therapy, Cannibal Couple, & Sarah’s BDE
Dec 13, 2018 • 79 min
Today we find out what 4 things Kate Middleton keeps in her handbag. We hear why some people think millennials don’t eat tuna—and it makes no sense. Susie talks about Russian cannibals, & why we all might have a little bit of cannibalistic tendencies in…
EP279: Sarah’s Guilt, Cyber Flashing, & Mandatory Hugs
Dec 10, 2018 • 62 min
Today Sarah reveals why she has a guilty conscience. Susie explains how people can “flash” you through your phone, & what’s being done about it. We discuss people who watch porn at Starbucks, how to catch a tiger, & why some people light a match after…
EP278: Sex Recession, Creepy Motel, & Dead Body Cookies
Dec 6, 2018 • 65 min
Today we start by hearing what gives life meaning according to Americans. We hear why Sarah thinks there’s a conspiracy with This Is Us commercials. Sarah watched a creepy documentary about a motel owner who watched his customers. We learn about a girl…
EP277: Smash Cakes, Male Nudity, & Giving Birth Around the World
Dec 3, 2018 • 64 min
Hear about a bakery that makes a cake especially for divorces, & find out why Susie is pissed (again) about baby showers. We learn about a bizarre trend of adult smash cake photo shoots, & we are not impressed. Susie talks about why men are not expected…
EP276: Sarah’s Spaceship, Living Underground, & Love Languages
Nov 29, 2018 • 61 min
Today we find out why Christmas music is literally making you crazy. We discuss love languages, & express our love for the hot duck swimming in Central Park. We find out the science of the placebo effect, & why it’s understudied. Sarah reveals a strange…
EP275: Stolen Penises, Lady Luck, & Birth in Space
Nov 26, 2018 • 68 min
Today we discuss a cornucopia of topics. We begin with a discussion on insomnia & underwear. Find out why scientists argue that siblings are the most important relationship in your life. We discuss a new trend of grandparents watching their grandkids on…
EP274: Fire Alarms, Yoga Pants, & Bookworm Assault
Nov 22, 2018 • 64 min
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American listeners! Today we talk about gratitude—& we’re thankful for you. We learn about a study on fire alarms, & we can’t believe how long it’s taken for the results to be realized. We talk about a clock art installment…
EP273: Measuring Body Parts, Couples Code, & Instagram Saved Poetry
Nov 19, 2018 • 66 min
We learn what to not say when you’re talking to someone who’s suffered loss. Susie talks about the importance of street names. We debate whether dogs hate our phones. Sarah provides life hacks on measuring body parts we never knew we needed & reveals…
EP272: Pet Peeves, Marrying for Love, & Humanization of Dogs
Nov 15, 2018 • 65 min
Today we talk about the huge list of pet peeves our listeners submitted. Susie talks about why women’s shoes are uncomfortable (patriarchy). Sarah shares tales from her friend’s game night. We learn about a princess who abdicated her throne for love. We…
EP271: Sarah’s Insane Story, Death at Disney, & Chastity Belts
Nov 12, 2018 • 77 min
Sarah kicks off the show with insane story where she had to fight crime. Susie talks about what happens when people choose to have their ashes scattered at Disney parks. We find out 40 terms you shouldn’t use after you turn 40. We learn the importance of…
EP270: Something’s Fishy, Horror Movies, & Kendall Jenner
Nov 8, 2018 • 64 min
Today we talk about the “final girl” movie trope, & why it’s so common in horror films. We discuss Netflix & how it tracks your viewing (by race?). We debate the recent Kendall Jenner cultural appropriation scandal & learn about how sculptures have been…
EP269: Catchphrases, Pizza Everyday, & October Babies
Nov 5, 2018 • 59 min
We heard from listeners & found out what our “catchphrases” are that you enjoy. Sarah shares what reading does to your brain. Susie talks about Steve Jobs, “do-over dads,” & how strange dads can be. We celebrate a man who has eaten pizza for dinner since…
EP268: Man-Sized Kleenex, Family Dysfunction, & 20 Questions
Nov 1, 2018 • 63 min
Today we talk about how the birthday cake candle tradition is absurd, & we have a solution. We discuss a horrifying story of a shackled woman who rang a doorbell, & the madness that ensued. Sarah talks about a man who shot a boy at his door. Susie opens…
EP267: Fake Cheerleader, Fat Bear Week, & Fear of Snakes
Oct 29, 2018 • 82 min
Sarah starts the show w/ a correction to her previous bee story, & it involves a booty dance. We debate whether we’d rather get bit by a snake or get squeezed to death. We learn of a middle-aged woman who pretended to be a teenager so she could be a high…
EP266: Selfie Dangers, History of Brand Logos, & Scandalous Pregnancy
Oct 25, 2018 • 67 min
Today we’re talking about a physicist who had to sell his Nobel Prize to pay his medical bills. Susie reveals the disturbing story of the world’s youngest mom. We debate the Banksy art prank and what makes art valuable. Susie shares the history of brand…
EP265: Twins, Buried Treasure, & That’s What She Said
Oct 22, 2018 • 62 min
Today Sarah delivers on the goat pics she’s been promising for weeks. We discuss why Susie might be on the Homeland Security watch list. Hear about the things that make twins special. We follow up on the 3 Identical Strangers documentary. Sarah talks…
EP264: Disney’s Hero Dads, Free the Nipple & Living Mas
Oct 18, 2018 • 55 min
Today we find out what petty hill Sarah is willing to die on & Susie shares shocking football info about her life. We learn the woman behind crossword puzzles & why adjectives are more complicated than you might think. Susie shares the shocking way women…
EP263: Cat Grooming, Weed 101, & Service w/ a Smile
Oct 15, 2018 • 54 min
Today is one of those episodes you can’t miss. Sarah talks about grooming cat butts & why she’s afraid of car washs. Hear why movie theaters are getting super fancy. Susie talks about a woman who found pot in her Graze box, & Sarah tries to teach Susie…
EP262: Identical Strangers, Most Shocking Story Ever, & Smog Rings
Oct 11, 2018 • 59 min
Today we discuss the documentary Three Identical Strangers (& try not to spoil anything), & why it’s a must-see. We hear about a boy raised as a girl after a botched circumcision. We talk about the new emojis, a fire caused by a gender reveal, & a loft…
EP261: Psychopath Test, DIY Halloween, & Scandals
Oct 8, 2018 • 69 min
Today begins with Sarah venting about Halloween stores, & how they’re ruining the fun of the holiday. Susie rants about football anthems being sexist. Sarah shares a crazy story about goats being airlifted out of national parks. We talk about how the…
EP260: Spicy Nightmare, Dumpster Professor, & Global Hygiene
Oct 4, 2018 • 62 min
Today we celebrate the fact that millennials are lowering the divorce rate. Sarah discusses an intriguing show that got her thinking about reality TV. Susie talks about showering around the world. We learn why it might be good for you to throw away your…
EP259: Hip Hop Shakespeare, Female Anatomy, & Survival Tips
Oct 1, 2018 • 71 min
Today we celebrate the Fall season & get basic w/ a discussion on Pumpkin Spice Lattes. We find out that college students aren’t absentee voting for the craziest reason ever. We learn why city life is making animals smarter. Sarah blows our mind w/…
EP258: Dolphin Erotica, Breakfast Buffets, & Wine Diet
Sep 27, 2018 • 65 min
Today we find out why some people of color don’t wear sunscreen & why the industry needs to do better. We discuss the viral video of the man shaving on the subway. We learn about a woman who had a sexual relationship w/ a dolphin & why it’s not as rare as…
EP257: Dr. Death, Drag Queens, & Double Standards
Sep 24, 2018 • 64 min
Today we’re talking about people on phone calls in public, & why it annoys us so bad. Sarah describes her latest podcast obsession, Dr. Death, & we’re reminded that you gotta be smarter than your doctor. We debate whether it’s cultural appropriation to…
EP256: Hangman, Love on an Airplane, & Brad Pitt Psychoanalysis
Sep 20, 2018 • 60 min
Today we celebrate the comeback of Michael Jackson’s white Thriller suit, we find out about a stupid burglar, and we learn how to teach kids sharing (& it’s not how you might think). We find out about the case of the missing insects, hear about how Brad…
EP255: Kindergarten Pole-Dancer, Mystery Flavors, & Witchy Women
Sep 17, 2018 • 65 min
Today we discuss the latest fashion trends, & why Balenciega has Sarah all worked up. She describes a fire-related premonition she had, & why she was mad at the man at her “new moon party.” We hear about a McDonald’s poster prank, a pole-dancer at a…
EP254: Don’t Call It A Comeback, Bee Cops, & Feminist Barbie
Sep 13, 2018 • 57 min
Today’s episode includes an awesome story about an Etsy seller who is changing her products to inspire girls. We find out that Barbie is now a woke women with a vlog inspiring girls to stop saying sorry. We find out about the bee cops in NYC. We find out…
EP253: Dine & Dash Justice, Science of Fear, & Sarah’s Bungee Ban
Sep 10, 2018 • 57 min
Today we hear about squirrel population being solved w/ birth control. Susie is psyched about Olive Garden’s Pasta Pass. We discuss patriarchy of the thermostat. Susie explains the science of fear, & why we like scary stuff. Sarah explains why she’ll…
EP252: Love Island, Hometown Discrimination, & Close-up Magic
Sep 6, 2018 • 56 min
Today we find out why where you were born affects how much you’ll earn—even if you don’t live there anymore. We hear about a Swedish preschool that reverses how boys & girls are treated, & how it affects the students. We debate whether trans people should…
EP251: Love Masters & Disasters, Alpaca Doritos, & Farting Security Guard
Sep 3, 2018 • 56 min
Today we hear about a “catastrophic failure” at a fertility clinic, which gets us down, but then we hear a white wine emoji might be on the horizon. Susie describes the 2 kind of relationships there are. We learn that psychics might actually be psychic.…
EP250: Trivial Pursuit, Tinder Scam, & Tupperware
Aug 30, 2018 • 56 min
Today we discuss the change to the animal cracker packaging ,& why people were outraged. We discuss a Tinder scam, & debate whether it was empowering for women or just gross. Hear about a toy made for “girls & some boys,” & we’re obviously outraged. Susie…
EP249: Celebrity Urban Legends, Promiscuous Penguins, & Tantric Sex
Aug 27, 2018 • 63 min
Today we realize we’re old, and would rather be in bed early than go to the VMAs. We debate the virtues of Cardi B, learn about penguins at the zoo who need paternity testing, & talk about how women are excluded from video game fame. Susie reveals why she…
EP248: Four Loco, Cheerleader Effect, & Disney Princess Science
Aug 23, 2018 • 72 min
Today we discuss the science of why Disney Princesses started looking more like babies over time, & why other cartoon characters have adopted the same look. Sarah rants about her latest emoji problem, & offers theories on why emojis look the way they do.…
EP247: Sarah’s Scare, Dating Trends, & Airport Outlets
Aug 20, 2018 • 77 min
Today Sarah is finally back from Italy and shares some stories from her journey. One story involves a very scary incident in a bad neighborhood, & why she has regrets about how she handled it. We discuss a prank being played in airports, Sarah’s lobster…
EP246: Leopard Print, Bad Dads, & Headlight Theory
Aug 16, 2018 • 80 min
Today we learn about P. Diddy living w/ an Amish family. We discuss how J.Lo keeps getting better w/ age. We hear about the biology teacher who rowed across the Atlantic, & why his technique is a good lesson for life. Hear about a bush that keeps getting…
EP 245: Big Dick Energy, Breastfeeding, & the Pink Tax
Aug 13, 2018 • 54 min
Today we find out about a group of American who are replicating K-Pop, & why some people think it’s racist. Susie talks about the mom of a Columbine shooter, & her advice for people w/ kids. We discuss the allure of abandoned malls, a Burger King ad that…
EP244: Body Modification, Tickled Kink, & Duct Tape Bathing Suits
Aug 9, 2018 • 72 min
Today we learn about people who modify their bodies & we debate whether it is healthy behavior. We discuss the documentary Tickled, which blew Susie’s mind. Sarah reveals how the Hasidic Jewish community is flocking to BDSM. We learn about duct tape…
EP243: Millennial Nuns, Pay Gap, & Japanese Friendship
Aug 6, 2018 • 59 min
Today we find out what it’s like to be a millennial nun, and Susie talks about her theory on why the Catholic Church is having trouble recruiting clergy. We find out why women are better surgeons, why income inequality isn’t improving, & why people are…
EP242: Mr. Rogers, Terrible Turtle Scientist, & Clean Jeans
Aug 2, 2018 • 61 min
Sarah saw the Mr. Rogers documentary, and is getting all emotional about it. Susie talks about an award-winning scientist who would present his findings on turtles w/ scantily clad women in the pics. We learn why some people refuse to wash their jeans and…
EP241: Hollywood Sex Dungeon, Upskirting Karma, & Would You Rather
Jul 30, 2018 • 51 min
We find out about a mystery pooper VERY close to home, and we are disturbed. We play a women-specific version of Would You Rather. Susie talks about a Hollywood Sex Dungeon gone terribly wrong. Sarah reveals the hidden danger of drinking margaritas. We…
EP240: The Wizard of Oz, Spider Bites, & Dangerous Neckties
Jul 26, 2018 • 74 min
Find out what the latest is in Sarah’s medical mystery tour (plus, the theme song she created for her ailment). Susie tells the history of the Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz. Sarah reveals startling science on the dangers of wearing neckties. Susie talks…
EP239: Beauty Pageants, Buffalo, & Bubonic Plague
Jul 23, 2018 • 57 min
Today we discuss beauty pageants, and whether we agree with them (and the elimination of the bathing suit competition). We discuss why women should brag about their accomplishments. Sarah claims the Bubonic plague is back. Susie reveals the history of the…
EP238: Whispers, Hot for Teacher, & Mystery Smell
Jul 18, 2018 • 56 min
Today we talk about Sarah’s ASMR, & why she needs certain sounds to fall asleep. We discuss the legacy of Bob Ross, & learn things we never knew. Susie reveals what that smell is in thrift stores. We debate about the name of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Sarah…
EP237: Backstreet’s Back, Buried Alive, & Las Vegas Time Warp
Jul 16, 2018 • 58 min
Hear why Sarah hates a parade and Susie didn’t practice her mantra of “stop being polite,” and she has regrets. We follow-up on our highly unscientific asparagus pee study. We learn theres a literal time warp near Las Vegas. Hear about a woman who was…
EP236: Pixar’s Problem, Cross-Dressing Confusion, & Gratitude
Jul 12, 2018 • 87 min
Today we discuss how an award named for Laura Ingalls Wilder was renamed because of racist elements in her writing. we discuss the misogynist culture at Pixar. We discuss cross-dressing, & Susie admits to not really understanding it. Sarah learns about…
EP235: Get Smarter, Radium Girls, & Grievances
Jul 9, 2018 • 57 min
Today we find out how you can get smarter everyday according to experts. We hear a story about a man who almost died because of 55 pounds of poop in his body. Susie talks about women who were poisoned w/ radium during WWII because of factory conditions.…
EP234: Masculine Energy, Musical Sabotage, & Fatherhood
Jul 2, 2018 • 67 min
Today we discuss our Great Debate episode w/ the woman who didn’t support feminism. We learn the science of why people faint at the sight of blood. Sarah discusses her first bra, and why her boobs are still a source of consternation. Susie talks about a…
EP233: Love & Reality TV, Mr. Rogers, & Queer Eye
Jun 28, 2018 • 79 min
Today we find out why you should eat popcorn with chopsticks, & why novelty is the secret to happiness. Sarah tells us the history of “new car” smell. We learn about a fish that carries weapons (what?). We find out why women are often forgotten in the…
EP232: Marilyn Monroe, Grandma Susie, & Mysterious Wetness
Jun 25, 2018 • 56 min
We find out about the crazy Cannes Festival shoe policy, and why Kristen Steward bucked the system. We talk about late night talk show hosts, and debate who the best is. We hear how a Marilyn Monroe statue is causing controversy at a local church. Sarah…
EP231: Phone Scams, Armchair Experts, & Fear of Failure
Jun 21, 2018 • 57 min
We debate the virtues of audio books, and announce a Brain Candy event coming up. Susie shares the history of counting and numbers. We celebrate the recent success of Ocean’s 8. We learn about a man who planted flowers to cheer up his blind wife. We talk…
EP230: Inside the Real World, Psychology of Karaoke, & Tiki Bars
Jun 18, 2018 • 69 min
This is one of our favorite episodes because it includes so many cool topics. Hear behind-the-scenes of the Truman Show. Sarah describes the set of Real World Brooklyn. Hear how scientists discovered a new color. We learn about bees. Susie shares the…
EP229: Kissing, Orgasm Equality, & Allison Mack’s Sex Cult
Jun 13, 2018 • 75 min
Today begins w/ info on a strange side effect of getting bit by a tick, but quickly moves into a saucy conversation. We debate whether kissing is hot or gross. We learn what personality traits predict whether a person has been kissed by college. Susie…
EP228: Evil Genius, Hecklers, & Miscarriage Closure
Jun 11, 2018 • 60 min
Today we discuss Sarah’s vacation, which was supposed to be a Babymoon, & how she handled the reminders of her pregnancy. We find out a strange side effect of going to high altitudes if you have breast implants. They discuss the Evil Genius documentary,…
EP227: Dollar Store Tips, Moms Night Out, & Wine Tasting
Jun 7, 2018 • 58 min
Today we discuss Carrie Underwood’s recent accident & how it was a mystery for a while. We debate Instagram sponsors, & whether it’s annoying or helpful. Sarah reveals her childhood career as an actress, & why it made her hate mayonnaise. We talk about…
EP226: Sarah’s Acting Job, Mythbusting, & Mommy & Me Fashion
Jun 4, 2018 • 70 min
Sarah busts out a food fun fact that blows our mind. We learn about a company that will rent a family to you if you’ve lost a loved one or are estranged from your family. Sarah talks about how an airline keeps a dead body closet in case somebody dies…
EP225: Gay Culture, Medical Myths, & Gender Bias
May 30, 2018 • 71 min
Today we learn why women don’t get as many transplants as men, and we’re pissed. Hear the history of the escalator. Sarah talks about a strange sex cat chateau. Find out why some people believe gay culture is dying because of the internet. Plus, we talk…
EP224: Aging Out of Porn Fantasies, Ikea Plants, & Right to Die
May 28, 2018 • 49 min
Today we learn about a slurp-cancelling fork that silences your noodle noises. We discuss Sarah’s sense of humor, & why she doesn’t realize how funny she is. She reveals why porn has changed for her because she aged out of her own fantasies. Hear why Ikea…
EP223: Cash Me Outside, Letters to the Editor, & Lobster Immortality
May 24, 2018 • 46 min
Today Susie gets a tutorial about the history & burgeoning rap career of the Cash Me Outside girl. We learn about how scientists trained a spider to jump on command. We find out why prisons have sexist policies. Susie reveals why women don’t write letters…
EP222: Miscarriage Reaction, Magical Bodies, & Megan Markle Madness
May 21, 2018 • 47 min
Today we discuss the reaction to Sarah’s miscarriage announcement. Sarah talks about a kid flying to Bali because he was mad at his parents. Susie reveals how a tribe of people can stay under water for 5 hours/day. We discuss why the Olympics are obsolete…
EP221: MySpace Memories, Barbie’s Feminism, & Rachel Dolezal
May 16, 2018 • 55 min
Today we start by laughing about the #pooperintendent, a superintendent who was caught pooping at the school. Sarah talks about a man who gets women he meets online to buy him dinner because he dines-and-dashes. We talk about the recent Correspondents’…
EP220: Sarah’s Reality Show, Happiest Baby on the Block, & the Opposite of Hate
May 14, 2018 • 75 min
Today we discuss Sarah’s latest reality tv obsession. Susie discusses why Happiest Baby on the Block techniques used to be for everyone & shifted towards the rich. We discuss the history of noise (yes, there is a history to noise). We talk about a…
EP219: Golden State Killer, Women Don’t Quit, & Comedy Writing w/ Nell Scovell
May 9, 2018 • 69 min
We begin with the do’s & don’ts of Sarah’s work attire, and why she’s turning into a witchy woman. We pontificate about the capture of the Golden State Killer, & why we think we are responsible. We celebrate the conviction of Cosby & the women who fought…
EP218: Mix Tapes, Sarah’s Backup Career, & Building Ikea Furniture
May 6, 2018 • 62 min
Today begins with a rowdy discussion about mix(ed) tapes, and Sarah talks about the rules of making playlists. We then talk about how growing up poor makes you always have a plan b for what job you’d do in an emergency. Susie discusses a cherry factory…
EP217: Sarah Almost Won (Again), Cardi B, & Feminine Puzzles?
May 2, 2018 • 52 min
Today we find out how long it takes to become friends (& why it’s different for Susie & Sarah). Hear about Sarah’s cancelled birthday, why she loves Tim McGraw, & what she thinks about Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer. We discuss Cardi B’s pregnancy & career.…
EP216: Van Gogh, Wild Wild Country, & Trouble at the DMV,
Apr 30, 2018 • 54 min
Sarah had to make a trip to the DMV (for a hilarious reason), and it did not go well. We discuss the problem with the Simpsons’ character, Apu. We talk about the new cult docu-series, Wild, Wild Country. We explore the unintended consequences of genealogy…
EP215: A Very Special Brain Candy—Sarah’s Story
Apr 26, 2018 • 51 min
We thought today’s show was going to bring a joyful surprise, but instead it is a difficult one. Hear what’s been going on with Sarah, and why she hasn’t been herself lately. We also discuss crazy news stories like the woman who was embalmed alive, Katy…
EP214: Girls Incarcerated, Jewish Mysticism, & Fish Plastic Surgery
Apr 23, 2018 • 52 min
Today we discuss Jewish mysticism (and Jewish people who eat bacon), and why Susie is taking a class on it. They talk about the Netflix docuseries, Girls Incarcerated, and why Sarah should work at a jail. We learn about a Mummy who might be a mommy, and…
EP213: Failure, Snorting Condoms, & Reality Face Plastic Surgery
Apr 18, 2018 • 48 min
We discuss the new Cristiano Ronaldo bust, and why the man who sculpted the original terrible bust dealt with a lot of pain after his failure went viral. Sarah talks about the new “reality face” trend in plastic surgery. We debate whether parents should…
EP212: Panties, Dirty Bath Toys, & the Roseanne Reboot
Apr 16, 2018 • 49 min
Today we talk about a strange new product designed to make women more confident, but we have our doubts. We talk about circumcision, and whether we agree with the practice. We discuss the Roseanne reboot, and whether the political stuff ruins it. Sarah…
EP211: Cheerleaders, Promposals, & Polygraphs
Apr 12, 2018 • 47 min
Today we talk about our mutual anxiety about taking polygraph tests even though we aren’t lying (or are we???). We talk about professional cheerleaders, and why the cheerleaders are claiming their contracts are sexist and discriminatory. We debate the new…
EP210: History of BBQ, Hillbillies, & Trump Country
Apr 9, 2018 • 68 min
Today we learn the history of BBQ, and why it is steeped in racism. We talk about the creepy way Amazon’s Alexa keeps laughing at people. We discuss the self-driving car who killed a pedestrian, and why we’re freaked out by it. We also talk about the…
EP209: Sarah’s Ferrari & Other Mortifying Moments
Apr 5, 2018 • 74 min
Today we hear about Sarah’s ride in a Ferrari, and why she hated it. We find out that wine is good for your teeth (despite those pesky stains). Susie shares a controversy with the Joy of Cooking, and why faulty science is to blame. We debate a restaurant…
EP208: The Case Against Education, Women in Hollywood, & What’s in the Bible
Apr 2, 2018 • 73 min
Today we debate the virtues of weighted blankets, we find out how much Dolly Parton insured her boobs for.. We hear about the astronaut twins who now have different DNA because of their work. Hear what the most popular perfume of all time is. We learn…
EP207: Sarah’s Sorry, Superstitions, & STEMinist Dr. Kate Biberdorf
Mar 29, 2018 • 50 min
Today Sarah talks about how she enraged some Brainiacs, and apologize for her “happy ending” story. We read some of your superstitions, and reveal our own. We talk about International Women’s Day, tattoo parlors for women, and the science of tattoos. And…
EP206: Gender Reveal Parties, Badass Barbies, & Realistic Strippers
Mar 25, 2018 • 41 min
Today begins with a discussion on something called the Family Cloth that replaces toilet paper. Then we learn about the new Barbies featuring historically significant women. We debate a new trend of history books “outing” gay people. We talk about gender…
EP205: The Challenge Behind the Challenge
Mar 21, 2018 • 60 min
Hear some of our favorite (and not-so-favorite) moments from our Challenge days, but more importantly we talk about some of the most inspiring, cringe-worthy, scandalous, and silly moments on the show that you guys sent to us. Danny’s mom dying, Diem…
EP204: Sarah’s Sexuality, Strippers, & the Streisand Effect
Mar 18, 2018 • 49 min
Today we analyze Sarah’s sexuality, and why she can’t find the perfect label under which to identify. Susie talks about a strange Chinese funeral custom. We discuss the future of depression treatment. Sarah tells about the time she went to Coachella, and…
EP203: Bachelor Nation, Royal Gifts, & Regional Slang
Mar 14, 2018 • 70 min
Sarah shares some of the country’s most bizarre regional slang, and Susie thinks this means it time for her to demonstrate her Pittsburgh yinzer accent. We hear about royal gag gifts, and what the Megan Markle bought the Queen for Christmas. Plus, we talk…
EP202: Island of Dolls, Olympic Ambition & the History of Dice
Mar 12, 2018 • 56 min
Sarah creeps us out with the story of the Island of the Dolls. We debate the legitimacy of doll hospitals. We are loving the mediocre skier who made the Olympics by using loopholes in the qualifications. Sarah talks about a documentary she watched about…
EP201: The Color of Tennis Balls & Doritos for Women
Mar 8, 2018 • 65 min
We discuss Doritos for women (and get hungry just thinking about snacks). We hear about the science of eyesight, and why some people think tennis balls are green and others don’t. We get confirmation that laughter really is the best medicine. Sarah gets…
EP200: Naked Mice, Allergy Uproar, & Waterbeds
Mar 5, 2018 • 54 min
Sarah claims McDonalds french fries can help bald people. We debate whether the epipen scene in Peter Rabbit was inappropriate or not (and we do not agree). Susie shares the history of waterbeds, and it’s not as sexy as you might think. Plus, we hear from…
EP199: Exorcisms, Right to Die, & Performance Anxiety
Mar 1, 2018 • 69 min
Today we discuss teens consuming porn, and the effects it has on their expectations of sex. We discuss the way podcasting can create an intimacy with the audience, and what that says about society. We debate when life ends, and whether leaving people in a…
EP198: Swimsuits, Sewers, & Secret Talents
Feb 26, 2018 • 67 min
Sarah kicks off today’s show with a situation going on in New Orleans where Mardi Gras beads are causing a huge problem. Susie shares the history of the paper jam. We hear about celebrities with secret talents. We debate the virtue of the Sports…
EP197: Essential Oils, Breathing Competitions, & Celebrity Therapy
Feb 22, 2018 • 64 min
We discuss the naming of the next generation (& why it relates to capitalism). We find out why breath-holding competitions tell us a lot about our bodies’ limits (how David Blaine was able to hold his breath for over 17 min). We discuss essential oils’…
EP196: Emotional Support Animals, Racist Cartoons, & Interview w/ Legend Jane Elliott
Feb 19, 2018 • 85 min
Today we talk about the recent scandal involving an emotional support peacock on a plane, and whether people should be allowed to bring animals on flights. Hear about the woman who married a 300-year-old pirate ghost. Sarah reveals why cartoon characters…
EP195: Real World Furniture, Flame-Throwers, & Clown Murder
Feb 15, 2018 • 61 min
Hear about the fault line discovered under Rodeo Drive and why billionaires are becoming doomsday preppers. We talk about Elon Musk and his weird flame-throwing invention. Sarah talks about a murder committed by a clown, and it turns weirdly hilarious…
EP194: Gay-Dar, Binge-Watching, & Animal Botox?
Feb 12, 2018 • 43 min
Today we find out about a study that claims computers can tell if you’re gay based on a picture of your face, and we debate the ethics of that. Find out why binge-watching is bad for your memory, why Plato was right again, & why people are giving camels…
EP193: Everything Happens For a Reason, Tide Pod Challenge, & Swearing
Feb 8, 2018 • 66 min
Today Susie shares a hilarious story about a knife, that reveals a lot about our families. This led to another story about Sarah’s friend who dropped her phone in the toilet (and the story somehow gets more disgusting). We discuss the Tide Pod Challenge,…
EP192: Bratz Dolls, Dino Hunting, & Skittles Conspiracy
Feb 5, 2018 • 70 min
Today we talk about our art doppelgängers and why some states won’t allow the Google Arts & Culture app. Hear about the Bratz dolls war with Barbie, and why it reveals a lot about intellectual property, race, culture, and even the #metoo movement. We…
EP191: Smart People, Toast of the Town, & Silent Women
Feb 1, 2018 • 56 min
We start the show with some shocking info we found about how often women are interrupted, and why a quiet woman is seen as more competent. Sarah brings some amazing trivia (that blows Susie’s mind), and we find out the origin of things like making a toast…
EP190: Elderly Sharks, Gross Viral Videos, & Dolphin Modeling
Jan 29, 2018 • 68 min
Hear about a shark who is either old or not really old at all. We find out that dolphins recognize themselves in mirrors way earlier than we thought (and earlier than humans). We discuss the psychology of poverty, and why the lottery is considered a tax…
EP189: Sex Education, Baby Names, & Beauty Routines
Jan 25, 2018 • 63 min
Sarah and Susie are talking about the birds and the bees, and how sex ed in schools leaves something to be desired. Hear about Sarah’s waxing and tanning routine, and why she lets it all hang out. We talk about the way names spread throughout the country,…
EP188: Sarah’s Psychic Test, Workplace Drama, & Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Jan 22, 2018 • 50 min
Today we test Sarah’s psychic ability with a listener who called in for a reading. We discuss whether Sarah inherited her mother’s gift or whether it’s all baloney. Plus, we talk about why men tend to hug their female colleagues, but shake their male…
EP187: Dangerous Dad, Penis Whitening, & Best Buns
Jan 18, 2018 • 45 min
Today we talk about the trend of men whitening their penises. We discuss why they’re doing it, and whether this will catch on. We also discuss how body hair has a history with race that informs why women choose to remove it. We learn about a dad who…
EP186: Food Swamps, Yogurtland Boycott, & The Jewish Woman Who Tried Bacon
Jan 15, 2018 • 66 min
Susie talks about a 90-year-old Jewish lady who tried bacon for the first time, and how her experience revealed how the Internet affects people’s religious faith. Find out why Sarah is boycotting Yogurtland. We learn what a “food swamp” is. We discuss a…
EP185: Villains, Subway, & The Science of Gratitude
Jan 11, 2018 • 50 min
We start the show with a discussion on the Golden Globes. They discuss the “blackout” with the women wearing black, Oprah’s speech, and This Is Us’ disappointing loss. They learn why children’s show/movie villains tend to have foreign accents, and the…
EP184: Prison Food, Burping Astronauts, & InstaPot Madness
Jan 8, 2018 • 47 min
We kick things off with terrible info on women CEOs and women in comedy. We learn about the food in space and why it’s not just the freeze-dried ice cream anymore. Sarah claims there are tapeworms in Top Ramen and Susie talks about the InstaPot crazy that…
EP183: Susie’s Accident, Death of a Thrill-Seeker, & Deadly Animals
Jan 4, 2018 • 57 min
Susie had a car crash recently, so she talks about how it happened, and why her reaction to it was a little weird. They talk about Sarah’s trip to New York, how she showed off her art knowledge, and why some Jewish people were trying to convert her. Susie…
EP182: Sarah’s Ghost, Our Biggest Fears, & Invisible Nannies
Dec 28, 2017 • 63 min
Today we discuss why nannies are invisible on Instagram, and whether we should share more or less on social media. Sarah reveals why she thinks her grandmother is haunting her. We learn about a service that allows you to record messages for your loved…
EP181: The Magic of Guacamole, Science of Gift Giving, & a Fast Food Funeral
Dec 18, 2017 • 50 min
Sarah begins the show with a discussion about her passion for Christmas decorations. They discuss tricks on how to buy better Christmas presents according to science. Sarah says she almost bought Susie’s kid a hamster. Sarah describes an informercial for…
EP180: Lifestyles of the Weird & Wacky—Murder, Marriage, & Death
Dec 14, 2017 • 47 min
Today we revitalize our Weird & Wacky series, and we discuss Hunt-A-Killer mystery boxes, a woman marrying her chandelier, and a Coffin Club. Hear about people who have “spite houses” just to get revenge on someone and the reason Sarah is super into this…
EP179: Stop Being Polite, Tonya Harding, & Penis Transplants
Dec 11, 2017 • 57 min
Sarah got a new dog and Susie thinks it’s like the Duggars having another kid. Hear about the craziness that is penis transplants, the man with the Do Not Resuscitate tattoo, and the man with socks so stinky he got arrested. Plus, we talk about the…
EP178: The Butterfly Effect, Shoes in the House, & Irish Accents
Dec 7, 2017 • 46 min
Susie is sick today, so she sounds extra sultry. We debate whether people should wear shoes in the house, why people in Canada don’t do it, and Susie’s theory about how relates to wealth. Sarah reveals why millennials hate napkins. They talk about…
EP177: The Combover Mystery, Cheesecake “Factor”, & Sarah’s Real World Audition
Dec 4, 2017 • 57 min
We begin with an earnest discussion about whether men with combovers are mentally ill, and why bald is beautiful. We debate the value of Roman numerals. We talk about the hilarity of Sarah’s Real World audition video, why babies seek meaning through…
EP176: Royal Engagement, The Business of Sex, & The Headless Chicken
Nov 30, 2017 • 55 min
We start the show with a conversation on the royal engagement of Harry and Meghan Markle. Susie discusses an article she read about a family who makes sex toys, and how the industry changed over the years. Sarah can’t believe the tale of Miracle Mike, a…
EP175: Welcome to the Real World (& The Challenge)
Nov 27, 2017 • 62 min
Every once in a while we like to satisfy your craving for some behind-the-scenes insight into your favorite guilty pleasure. In this episode, we answer questions you submitted via Facebook and email. Find out who failed the show’s psych test (and why we…
EP174: Child Prodigies, Modest Fashion, & Mobile Homes
Nov 23, 2017 • 49 min
Tiffany’s came out with a line of “everyday objects” including a tin can that they’re charging thousands of dollars for, and we can’t get over it. We discuss how modesty is in fashion, and why women are seeing it as a way to feel liberated. We hear about…
EP173: Silent Twins, Stylish Old People, & Sarah’s Injury
Nov 20, 2017 • 78 min
Ever wonder why older folks refuse to wear hearing aids? We take a fascinating look into the lives of the elderly, and find out why businesses don’t know how to deal with their needs/wants. We learn the crazy reasons why Japan has so many vending…
EP172: Haunted Dolls, Jeopardy, & Predicting the Future
Nov 16, 2017 • 49 min
Halloween might be over, but we’re still getting spooky talking about haunted dolls for sale on eBay, and why humans kind of like to be scared. We find out about a fascinating study done that shows why people are terrible at predicting the future. Hear…
EP171: Death in the Air, Diamond Deals, & Doping Dogs
Nov 13, 2017 • 66 min
Today we discuss aging and whether we see the truth when we look in the mirror. Susie reveals the truth about diamond shopping, and why when you shop at the fancy places you’re paying tons more just for the box. Southwest is now letting bands play music…
EP 170: The Tragedy of Winnie the Pooh, Millennial Spirituality, & Burger King Bullying
Nov 9, 2017 • 48 min
Today we find out about the dark story behind Winnie the Pooh, and how something that brought joy to so many tore apart the author’s family. We discuss Burger King’s attempt to stamp out bullying with a hidden camera ad. We are outraged over a ridiculous…
EP169: The Importance of Emojis, Shakespeare, & Sarah’s Theory
Nov 6, 2017 • 49 min
Today Susie shares how emojis came to be, how new ones gets added, and why one woman is fighting for a blue ballet flat. They then discuss Shakespeare, and the curiosities of his life. Sarah reveals what the T-Rex is a loser, and they speculate that he…
EP168: Confessions of Ronald McDonald, Sexist Scrabble, & Girls in the Boy Scouts
Nov 2, 2017 • 43 min
Today we dive into the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and agree with Howard Stern that no one wants to see penis. We talk about some recent scholarship about food that was redacted, and why academia is a bitchy business. We discuss the Boy Scouts’ decision to…
EP167: 90s Kids for Life, Naughty Animals, & the Fajita Bandit
Oct 30, 2017 • 43 min
It is hot as a mojo in our studio, but Sarah came prancing in with knee-high suede boots. It led to a discussion about 90s fashion, rompers, and debating whether Sarah could pull off a mini-backpack. Our minds are blown by a crazy optical illusion. Sarah…
EP166: Happiest Places on Earth, Christian Reggae, & Slut-Shaming Regrets
Oct 26, 2017 • 52 min
Today Sarah reveals the happiest places on Earth including a few surprises in the mix. Susie plays a Christian reggae viral hit. We discuss a recent article about whether doctors should be allowed to “fat-shame” their patients. We discuss companies that…
EP165: The Downside of Reality TV Fame & The Best Catfish Story Ever
Oct 23, 2017 • 44 min
Sarah found out a surprising downside to being on reality TV, we’re all worked up about it. She’s also worked up about a trip to the dentist where she got into a knock-down-drag-out fight. We learn about the best catfishing story ever, why loving the song…
EP164: Ghost Stories, Elvira, & Confessions of a Funeral Director
Oct 19, 2017 • 74 min
Today’s show is suuuuuuper spoooooky! We asked our listeners for ghost stories, and you guys really delivered. You people are creepy. Hear about a ghost who rubs a woman’s butt, a heavy breather, and a pissed off grandma. We debate whether fun size…
EP163: Greatest Show on Earth, Home Depot Mansplainer, & Jewish Cheaters
Oct 16, 2017 • 51 min
Sarah begins with a story about a trip to Home Depot where she had to choose between a male and female employee. We find out the origin of Tater-Tots and why Millennails love em. We discuss the Will & Grace revival. We debate whether using caffeine…
EP162: The Truth About Bloody Mary, Millennials Save the World, & Badass Bitches
Oct 12, 2017 • 58 min
Sarah tells us why millennials love houseplants, and why some people think this means there is hope for society. Then Susie describes a video of a Holocaust survivor who endured experiments, why she chose to forgive, but some survivors are not happy with…
EP161: Sexy Halloween Costumes, the Mad Pooper, & Our First Fight
Oct 9, 2017 • 56 min
Today we (don’t) honor Hugh Hefner by discussing his death, legacy, and complicated life. We converse about the “sexy” Halloween costume boon, and where we think it came from. We learn about the woman who tattooed her eyeballs. We speculate about a woman…
EP160: Murderers We Met, The Art of Sucking Up, & The Gender Pay Gap
Oct 5, 2017 • 69 min
We begin with a talk about the history of sucking up, and the long literary tradition of writing characters who kiss butt. We find out why some think flattery is more evil than murder. We hear about why Katharine Hepburn’s brownies caused a couple to get…
EP159: Rivals 3 Regret, Magic of Tidying Up, & the Neurosis of Inspiration
Oct 2, 2017 • 57 min
Today we discuss the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and why Susie was a skeptic who converted. We hear about Sarah’s regrets from Rivals 3, and why she replays the moment. Sarah reveals her doctor told her she was turning orange. Susie talks about the…
EP158: Sham Marriages, Robots Who Rape, & Joining a Harem
Sep 28, 2017 • 79 min
This episode is silly, but packed with information. We cover a study revealing the best way to teach persistence. We find out the reason boys are better at certain kinds of science (spoiler: it involves pee). We talk about how artificial intelligence is…
EP157: The Stripper Who Killed Nazis, Sarah’s Secret, & Cake in Alaska
Sep 25, 2017 • 43 min
Today is full of fun facts. We debate whether an item spotted at Hobby Lobby is racist. We find out the mystery of the Wiffle Ball. We discuss the Kevin Durant “scandal,” where he was caught tweeting from a private Twitter account. Susie tells the story…
EP156: Dogs are People Too, Visiting an Asylum, & Being Fat in France
Sep 21, 2017 • 48 min
Today’s show starts with a conversation about how a decimal point might cost Susie $14,000. Then they talk about a new movie called Toilet, which deals with the issue of toilets in India, and how it affects public health and women’s rights. They learn…
EP155: Celebrity Conspiracy Theories: Beyonce, Avril, & the Kardashians
Sep 18, 2017 • 51 min
Today we discuss celebrity conspiracy theories including whether Beyonce faked her pregnancy and whether she’s Solange’s mom. We debate whether Khloe Kardashian is OJ Simpson’s biological daughter. We hear about how some people think Avril Lavinge commit…
EP154: Reality TV’s Wildest Disaster
Sep 14, 2017 • 56 min
Today we talk about a controversial issue with two female cast members on Dirty 30. We then learn about some crazy reality shows around the world. Sarah tells us about a new trend in dating called pheromone parties. Susie describes a show in the UK called…
EP153: Revenge Porn, Stalkers, & the Law w/ Guest Marcia Clark
Sep 11, 2017 • 56 min
Today we talk about some of the issues women are facing today including revenge porn, date rape, and stalking, and how social media has made it all much worse. We discuss the documentary Audrey & Daisy, and the effects social media and online bullying can…
EP152: Trivia, Technology, & TMI
Sep 7, 2017 • 50 min
Today we discuss a house that was put on the market and went viral for all the wrong reasons. Then Sarah talks about a Hoarders episode about a woman who owned a $2.5M mansion and filled it with stuff. We also talk about anxiety disorders, and how Sarah…
EP151: VMAs Recap, Pink’s Speech, & the MMMbop Beatles Connection
Sep 4, 2017 • 44 min
We discuss our hilarious adventure to the MTV VMAs, and how we got tickets despite MTV desperately trying to prevent us from coming. Then we move on to a recent video that shows the way we treat babies differently based upon whether we think they are male…
EP150: Protests, Trigger Warnings, & Victoria’s Secret Tragedy
Aug 31, 2017 • 44 min
Today we discuss the recent white supremacy marches and the counter-protests, and whether people should tear down the Confederate statues. Plus, we learn about the surprising origins of the chainsaw. We discuss the tragic story of Victoria’s Secret. Also,…
EP149: Sheetcaking, Trolls, & The Magic of Tidying Up
Aug 28, 2017 • 52 min
Today we talk about the “sheetcaking” debate, and how to handle racism when we are confronted with it. We discuss aging parents, and what to do with the stuff you inherit, but don’t really want. We learn about a new trend in rock-n-roll where bands are…
EP148: Celebrity Worship, Paparazzi, & The Price of Fame
Aug 24, 2017 • 53 min
Today’s show is all about celebrities, and why we all have stars in our eyes. We explore the sometimes excessive tactics of the paparazzi, and how it ultimately cost Princess Diana her life. We talk about the way cellphones and the ubiquity of cameras…
EP147: Reality TV Casting, Fidget Spinners, & Childhood Sexism
Aug 21, 2017 • 49 min
Todays’ show talks about the way reality shows are cast, and how they try to predict the stories. We talk about toy trends, and why fidget spinners won’t last as long as Beanie Babies. Plus, we learn how colors are seen in different cultures, and why…
EP146: Fantasies, Body Positivity, & Gender in Sports
Aug 17, 2017 • 50 min
Today we are exploring the mysterious world of asexuality, and learning about excites people who claim no attraction to men or women. We also delve into the complicated issue of gender and competition. Plus, we talk about the curious case of Weight…
EP145: Missing White Women, Catfights on the Challenge, & Curvy Wives
Aug 14, 2017 • 45 min
Today we start with a discussion about Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at knifepoint. We talk about why missing white women capture so much media attention. We also learn how our ovulation cycle affects everything in our life including when and why we…
EP144: Popular Porn, Astrology, & Ouija Board Science
Aug 10, 2017 • 49 min
Today we talk about the popular porn searches over the years, and why they change year-to-year. We also hear about the horrible tale of a woman who bleached her own hair. We learn about the science of ouija boards, and why they seem to actually work.…
EP143: Magical Scandal, Failed Romance, & World of Pigeons
Aug 7, 2017 • 59 min
We discuss a recent scandal in the world of magic, and how “tricky” it can be to be a magician. We debate a recent shutdown of a child’s lemonade stand for working without a license. We explore what it’s like to be an overweight flyer, and how the…
EP142: Gay Speak, Psychic Baby Predictions, & Money Buying Happiness
Aug 3, 2017 • 43 min
Today we discuss “gay speak” and where it comes from. We also discuss a recent emoji study about the way emojis act as language, and why linguistic scholars are debating their role. Plus, we talk about the English language and some funky things we never…
EP141: Donkey Sauce, Challenge List Debate, & Crazy News
Jul 31, 2017 • 50 min
On today’s show we talk about Susie’s obsession with Guy Fieri’s donkey sauce, and talk about if we were Chopped baskets what three ingredients we would be. They also discuss a recent ranking of Challenge players, and Susie explains why she thinks she got…
EP140: R.Kelly’s Sex Cult, Bachelor in Paradise Update, & Beyonce Outrage
Jul 27, 2017 • 52 min
Today’s show covers the R. Kelly sex cult, the recent Bachelor in Paradise scandal, and the Beyonce pic with her twins. Plus, Sarah’s friend saw a man taking a full-sized doll in a wheelchair on a date.
EP139: Adrenaline, Accusations, Advice, & Anatomically-Correct Dolls
Jul 24, 2017 • 55 min
Hear about our trapeze lesson, and why Sarah is the quintessential adrenaline junkie (and how annoying it is to Susie). We answer a query from a listener who was accused of being a racist. We offer our take on the subject of whether it’s racist to…
EP138: Celebrities & Reality Stars in Trouble w/ the Law
Jul 20, 2017 • 54 min
We noticed a few celebs and reality stars getting in trouble with the law. We discuss some of our favorite reality mugshots, arrests, and bad PR. Plus, we talk about some major celebs like Tiger Woods and Shia LaBeouf seem to be on a downward spiral….
EP137: Twitter Beefs, Bullying, & Reality TV
Jul 17, 2017 • 40 min
We’ve been noticing a lot of cast members beefing on social media, and a lot of bullying on reality TV. Perhaps this is nothing new, but we felt there was a trend happening. We talk about the idea of “girls supporting girls,” and whether we practice…
EP136: Teen Mom, Rob Kardashian, & Other Scandals
Jul 13, 2017 • 49 min
Hear our thoughts on the recent Teen Mom incident where a cast member was driving under the influence of Xanax. We talk about whether producers should have aired the footage of him driving in that state. We also talk about Amelia Earhart, and the…
EP135: Stripper Classes, Sexuality, & Seduction
Jul 10, 2017 • 63 min
Featuring Interview w/ Author Bernadette Murphy
EP134: High School Memories, Reunions, & Mascots
Jul 6, 2017 • 50 min
Today is a trip down memory lane to high school days. We talk about why Susie (Twitter @susie_meister) and Sarah (Twitter: @imsarahrice) had two totally different experiences, and what was going on in their lives at the time. They debate…
EP133:: Tattoos—Fails, Regrets, Trends, & Meaning
Jun 29, 2017 • 58 min
This episode is all about tattoos. Sarah talks about her extensive ink, the meaning behind some of her tats, and the ones she’d rather forget. We talk about tattoo fails, trends, and bad choices. Sarah offers advice on how to find a good tattoo…
EP132: We Answer Your Questions: Listener Call-in & Advice
Jun 26, 2017 • 50 min
You asked, we answered. We are giving advice to our listeners. We hear from one listener who wants to know how to meet new people since she moved to a new city. We hear from a mom who struggles with the challenges of parenting a boy with…
EP131: Bachelor in Paradise Update & Interview w/ Reality Steve
Jun 22, 2017 • 74 min
Bachelor expert and spoiler king, Reality Steve talks with us about #BIP
EP130: Bachelor in Paradise Scandal, Sexting, & Sextortion
Jun 19, 2017 • 49 min
Today we dive into the news about Bachelor in Paradise shutting down production, and our thoughts about the fallout. We also discuss other headlines that made our wheels turn. Sarah talks about sextortion and how some organizations are tackling the…
EP129: Fame, TMZ, & Life After Reality TV w/ Guest Robinne Lee
Jun 15, 2017 • 70 min
Today we look at the weird world of celebrity and fame. We explore the gossip industry and examine the history of TMZ (which is actually really fascinating!). We talk about how violating it can be to have cameras around you all of the time, the…
EP128: The Keepers, Catholic Church, & Interview w/ Filmmaker Ryan White
Jun 12, 2017 • 46 min
Today we discuss the hit Netflix docu-series, The Keepers, which details the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik and sexual abuse allegations at the school where she taught. Our conversation is inspired by the series, and the many themes it brings…
EP127: Hot Topics—Body Shaming, Cultural Appropriation, & Abortion
Jun 7, 2017 • 54 min
Sarah is back from Peru and ready for some hot topics. We discuss whether some Portland burrito-makers are guilty of cultural appropriation. Then we tackle the controversy about a high-schooler who is not allowed to walk at graduation because she is…
EP126: Fighting w/ Producers, Challenge Hook-Ups, & Real Housewives
Jun 4, 2017 • 54 min
Toady we delve into reality TV (AGAIN!). Susie is in a fight with a producer, and she can’t hold back about it any more. We discuss the most scandalous hookups on The Challenge (spoiler: Sarah makes the list several times). There’s a new…
EP125: Sarah’s Private Messages, Catcalls, & Mommy Dead & Dearest
Jun 1, 2017 • 54 min
Susie has a lot of things on her mind, and wants Sarah to weigh in. Find out the best way to get men to regret complimenting you. There’s a theory that the worst thing a woman can do is to agree with compliment that a man offers. Sarah examines her…
EP124: Nerds Unite w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson & Science Mike McHargue
May 25, 2017 • 67 min
We get totally nerdy after Susie attended a Neil DeGrasse Tyson talk and wanted to impart all my newfound wisdom and scientific musings with the Brainiacs. We discuss the magic of the Periodic Table, the beauty of being able to ask a good question,…
EP123: The Real Word Pt 5: After the Cameras Stop
May 22, 2017 • 52 min
Interview with Challenge Producer Scott Paskoff
EP122: True Crime, Murder, & Women Who Kill
May 18, 2017 • 55 min
Today we’re talking about true crime. Sarah describes some strange killers like the “Giggling Granny” and the Demon Midwife. Susie talks about the Oklahoma City documentary on Netflix. And we analyze the difference between why women kill and why men…
EP121: The Real World Pt 4—Cast Hook-Ups, Showmances & Sex
May 15, 2017 • 54 min
We really should call this episode “Kiss & Tell,” because that’s basically what this episode is all about. In our 4th episode on The Real World, we discuss hook-ups, showmances, and other shenanigans. Find out who we’ve smooched, who Sarah is…
EP120: Vagina Twins, Sexual Harassment, & Skechers Step-Ups
May 11, 2017 • 66 min
Today is all about women in the news. We discuss the first woman to officially complete the Boston Marathon and her triumphant return 50 years later. We discuss Chrissy Tiegen’s latest admission that she has armpit plastic surgery (and how Susie…
EP119: Morality of Sex, Business, & Politics (& Reality TV)
May 8, 2017 • 49 min
Today we’re exploring the concept of morality. What makes something good or bad? We discuss the Ashley Madison website, and the cheaters who use it. We debate whether reality shows and their participants need to be ethical when they’re playing the…
EP118: Celebrity Scoops—Caitlyn Jenner, Chris Soules, & Serena Williams
May 4, 2017 • 60 min
This episode is all about the candy and pretty much no brain. Look, we never said we’d have balance. Today we’re talking about Jesse Williams’ break-up and rumored relationship with Minka Kelly. We also discuss Serena Williams’ pregnant win and the…
EP117: The Real World Pt 3—What Really Happens in the House
May 1, 2017 • 76 min
This is our most informative installment in our The Real World series. We talk about what it’s really like living in a Real World house. We talk about the “bat phone,” how much interaction the cast can have with the crew, and why it’s more like living…
EP116: Bill Cosby, Bird Porn, & Eskimo Brothers
Apr 27, 2017 • 57 min
Today we discuss our recent outing to the Long Beach Aquarium, and how we got up close and personal with birds doing the nasty. This leads to a discussion about the literal birds and the the bees. We talk about the phrase “eskimo brothers,” and find…
EP115: Scandals: Survivor, United Airlines, & Fergie’s Baby
Apr 24, 2017 • 58 min
Today we explore some recent headlines including the outing of a transgender contestant on Survivor, and how CBS handled it. We discuss April the Giraffe and her new baby (and the webcam that broadcast it live). We talk about a recent nightmare Sarah…
Episode 114: S-Town Podcast, Suicide, & Storytelling
Apr 20, 2017 • 48 min
Today’s show is about the hit podcast, S-Town, and why it has our brains in a tizzy. S-Town explores themes of racism, sexuality, suicide, grief, greed, class, and intelligence, and it does so with an incredible knack for narrative. We discuss the…
EP113: The Real World Pt 2—Contracts, Microphones, & Sarah’s Dad
Apr 16, 2017 • 70 min
Contracts, rape allegations, & violence in the house
EP112: Welcome to The Real World Pt 1—Birth of Reality TV & Interview w/ Judd Winick
Apr 13, 2017 • 72 min
Featuring interview w/ Judd Winick of The Real World San Francisco
EP111: Flat Earth Society, Vaccines, & Climate Change Controversy
Apr 10, 2017 • 59 min
Who are the people who believe the earth is flat? Why are so many NBA players in denial about us having a round planet? Today we talk about these conspiracy theorists. We talk about vaccines and people who don’t believe in vaccinating their kids….
Episode 110: Sarah’s Moana Meltdown, Beauty & the Beast Remake, & Disney Feminism
Apr 5, 2017 • 52 min
This week we re-explore Disney, and its latest incarnations. We talk about the Beauty & the Beast live action remake with Emma Watson (and the outrage over the gay character). Sarah has a full-blown meltdown over her obsession with Moana. And we…
Episode 109: Wedding Disasters, DIYs, Do’s & Don’ts
Apr 3, 2017 • 67 min
We’re going to the chapel and talking about weddings. The horror stories, Bridezillas, and inspiring moments from our lives and from our listeners. We discuss how Sarah’s brothers almost got arrested at her wedding, we talk about how families make for…
Episode 108: Popularity, Going Viral, & Hit-Making
Mar 30, 2017 • 54 min
Interview w/ Hit-Maker Author, Derek Thompson
Episode 107: This Is Us & Interview w/ Executive Producer/Director Ken Olin
Mar 28, 2017 • 86 min
Today we talk about the hit show of the year, This is Us, and interview the show’s executive producer and director, Ken Olin. In addition to the This is Us bonanza, we have a very special co-host! Susie’s sister, Gretchen joins the show to take…
Episode 106: Harambe the Gorilla, Ringling Bros, & Animal Cloning
Mar 23, 2017 • 50 min
Lions, tigers, and bears! Today we’re talking animals. Sarah is obsessed with the Planet Earth documentary series (which she watches while she smokes doobies), and has now developed an affection for lemurs. We debate what animals we think we look like…
Episode 105: Body Anomalies, Butt Injections, & the Importance of Eyebrows
Mar 20, 2017 • 52 min
Today’s show is all about the human body—weird things that our human shells do and that we do to ourselves. We explore butt injections and talk about “man boobs.” We discuss babies that are born with full sets of teeth, why we can’t recognize faces…
Episode 104: The Birth of Reality TV, Stealing from PacSun & Childhood Memories
Mar 16, 2017 • 60 min
We recount stories from our youth including the time Sarah stole from Pacific Sunwear. We learn about the time Susie’s neighbor flashed his penis while she was selling candy door-to-door. We relive our favorite childhood memories, and discuss how Baby…
Episode 103: Television, Theme Songs, & Netflix
Mar 13, 2017 • 70 min
Talking about the boob tube w/ Emmy winner Ken Levine
Episode 102: Richard Simmons, Celebrity Drama, & Trap Music
Mar 9, 2017 • 60 min
Another edition of our Lifestyles of the Weird & Wacky Series
Episode 101: Fertility, Pregnancy, & Vagina Talk
Mar 2, 2017 • 61 min
Getting real about fertility & pregnancy w/ guest Kameelah Phillips
Episode 100: Celebrating 100 Episodes of Laughter & Learning
Feb 22, 2017 • 56 min
We look back at the last 100 episodes of Brain Candy
Episode 99: Bob Ross, Go-Kart Sexism, & Trivial Pursuit
Feb 20, 2017 • 46 min
Today we wanted to keep the silly stuff rolling, so this week we’re celebrating all things leisure. We wanted to take a breather. Movies, bars, books, pools. EVERYTHING that isn’t work is on the menu today. We laugh our asses off about how ridiculous…
Episode 98: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, & Siblings
Feb 16, 2017 • 46 min
Find out how you rank in your family!
Episode 97: Guilty Pleasures, Juicy Scoops, & Secrets
Feb 9, 2017 • 71 min
Gossip galore with guest comedian Heather McDonald
Episode 96: Galentine’s Day, Relationships, & Celebrating Love
Feb 6, 2017 • 63 min
Married, Dating, or Single—It’s all about love!
Episode 95: Activism—I Can’t Keep Quiet
Feb 2, 2017 • 51 min
How to be an activist
Episode 94: The Mandela Effect, Marijuana, & Memory Loss
Jan 30, 2017 • 62 min
This is a grab bag of everything we’re dying to talk about today!
Episode 93: Ask Us Anything
Jan 26, 2017 • 61 min
Susie & Sarah take questions from listeners
Episode 92: Scientology w/ Former Sea Org Member Mike Rinder
Jan 19, 2017 • 70 min
We talk about Scientology and interview former spokesperson, Mike Rinder
Episode 91: Invasion—Behind-the-Scenes of MTV’s The Challenge
Jan 11, 2017 • 65 min
Preview of the Challenge: Invasion and Behind-the-Scenes of Casting Reality TV
BONUS Episode: Death and the Afterlife
Jan 6, 2017 • 55 min
Celebrity deaths, the business of death, &
Episode 90: Reading is FUNdamental
Jan 5, 2017 • 68 min
Books that changed our lives (also a lot of talk about murderers)
Episode 89: You Say You Want a Resolution—Goals for the New Year
Dec 29, 2016 • 51 min
Tips, tricks, and advice on how to keep a New Year’s resolution!
Episode 88: Dating & Relationships
Dec 22, 2016 • 63 min
Horror stories from our dating adventures and our thoughts on love
Episode 87: Coping in Trump’s America: A How-To Guide
Dec 15, 2016 • 69 min
We offer tips on how to get through a Trump Presidency
Episode 86: Holiday Memories & Gift Guide
Dec 8, 2016 • 63 min
Today is all about gift ideas & Susie gives an impromptu Christmas sermon
Episode 85: Pop Psychology & Hypnosis
Dec 1, 2016 • 82 min
Hypnosis, Psychics, Tony Robbins, & Accupuncture
Episode 84: Cults, Mind Control, & Religion
Nov 24, 2016 • 60 min
Charles Manson, Scientology, Satanic Panic, & Witches
Episode 83: Post-Election Mourning
Nov 17, 2016 • 70 min
We discuss politics, religion, & race with the Tablesetters
Episode 82: A World of Difference: Susie & Sarah on the Road
Nov 10, 2016 • 48 min
How travel changes you & how you can do it on any budget
Episode 81: (Wo)Men at Work
Nov 3, 2016 • 66 min
Women’s Work, Pay Gaps, & Gender in the Workplace
Episode 80: Selifes: The Art of the Ideal?
Oct 27, 2016 • 43 min
Exploring selfies in the context of gender, sexuality, & art
Episode 79: Creepy Clowns, Ghost Stories, & Haunted Houses
Oct 20, 2016 • 50 min
We swap stories about clowns, ghosts, and all things spooky
Ep. 78: So We’ve Been Publicly Shamed w/ Jon Ronson
Oct 13, 2016 • 48 min
We spoke w/ Jon Ronson about public shamings & viral embarassment
Episode 77: Millennials Part 2
Oct 6, 2016 • 50 min
Religion, Politics, and Gender Among Millennials
Episode 76: Narcissism, Selfies, & Millennials
Sep 29, 2016 • 71 min
We started this episode with the intention of talking about millennials and the allegation that they are self-centered. It quickly turned into, well, us being self-centered. We took quizzes to see how narcissistic we are and how empathetic we are….
Episode 75: Fetishes & Sarah’s Sexy Secret
Sep 22, 2016 • 50 min
Quicksand Porn, Cosplay, & 2 Girls, 1 Cup
Episode 74: Conspiracy Theories 2
Sep 15, 2016 • 62 min
Holocaust Deniers, Crisis Actors, & Chemtrails
Episode 73: Camping Calamity, Q-Tips, & Colin Kaepernick
Sep 8, 2016 • 56 min
Kaepernick’s protest, Mother Teresa’s sainthood, & Urban Dictionary gone wrong
Episode 72: Ghostbusters, Burkinis, & Beyonce
Sep 1, 2016 • 58 min
Feminist issues, current events, & a little Weiner
Episode 71: Donald Trump & Election 2016
Aug 25, 2016 • 44 min
Brain Candy calls Susie’s mom who worships Donald Trump
Episode 70: Wes Bergmann of MTV’s The Challenge Interview
Aug 19, 2016 • 48 min
Wes talks Rivals 3, Johnny Bananas, & the Twist
Episode 69: Olympics, Doping, & Sexism
Aug 18, 2016 • 47 min
Olympics, Sexism, & Doping in Sports
Episode 68: Rivals 3 Reunion, Aftermath, & Adderall
Aug 11, 2016 • 49 min
Sarah talks about life after Rivals 3, her Twitter feuds, & Johnny Bananas
Ep. 67 Rivals 3 Finale Recap & Discussion
Aug 4, 2016 • 54 min
Sarah Rice talks Rivals 3 and Johnny Bananas
Episode 66: Part 2 80s & 90s Nostagia
Jul 27, 2016 • 56 min
Toys, TV, & Food from the 80s & 90s
Episode 65: 80s & 90s Pop Culture Nostalgia
Jul 21, 2016 • 50 min
80s & 90s Cartoons, Toys, & Theme Songs
Episode 64: Books
Jul 14, 2016 • 48 min
Books, reading, & our new Brain Candy Book Club
Episode 63: Abortion
Jul 11, 2016 • 49 min
Pro-choice discussion on this election and women’s reproductive health
Episode 62: Rivals 3 Halfway Point Recap
Jul 11, 2016 • 61 min
MTV’s The Challenge Rivals 3 Mid-Season Recap
Episode 61: Hair, There & Everywhere
Jun 23, 2016 • 34 min
Hair, culture, race, class, & beauty hacks
Episode 60: Serial Killers, Mental Illness, & Forever 21?
Jun 16, 2016 • 44 min
Murderers, mental illness, and psychology
Episode 59: Men We Love feat. TJ Lavin
Jun 9, 2016 • 83 min
TJ Lavin, Miles Kahn, and Adam Frank are guests
Episode 58: Body Positively Crazy
Jun 2, 2016 • 50 min
Body shaming, positivity, & depression are discussed
Episode 57: Reality TV BTS w/ Adam Butler
May 26, 2016 • 48 min
Behind-the-scenes of reality tv w/ production
Episode 56: Drunken Behavior
May 23, 2016 • 39 min
Alcohol, antics, and Challenge shenanigans are discussed
Episode 55: Lifestyles of the Weird & Wacky 3
May 19, 2016 • 47 min
Weeping Virgin Mary, John of God, and Zombies
Episode 54: Sarah’s OCD, The Death of Pizza Hut, & Listener Mail
May 16, 2016 • 37 min
Sarah talks about her anxiety about leaving her hot iron on and how she has OCD tendencies. Susie discusses why her childhood is dead after a recent visit to Pizza Hut. We dig into the listener mailbag and we talk about a recent email saying we were mean
Episode 53: She’s Got Personality!
May 12, 2016 • 54 min
Susie and Sarah take personality tests to determine exactly what kind of craziness we’re dealing with. They find out if they’re introverts, extroverts, or something stranger. They discuss the components of personality and how it changes over time. Most im
Episode 52: Transgender Bathroom Debate & Other Headlines
May 9, 2016 • 54 min
This episode is inspired by Sarah’s favorite Law & Order episodes that are ripped from the headlines. We discuss the transgender bathroom debate, Sarah sings a tribute to Prince, and we talk about the New York Times’ article about why Biggest Loser contes
Episode 51: Beauty Hacks
May 5, 2016 • 68 min
We’re dishing all of our beauty secrets on this episode! Everything from eyelash extensions and plastic surgery to major beauty fails and Kylie’s lip challenge will be discussed today. Sarah shares what it’s like to have eyebrow microblading and Susie dis
Episode 50: More Challenge Secrets
May 2, 2016 • 48 min
Did you ever wonder how much cast members get for going on reality shows? Who pays for groceries in the Real World house? What is the biggest secret in of the shows? This episode was supposed to just be us answering listener questions, but it turns out yo
Episode 49: Would You Rather…?
Apr 28, 2016 • 47 min
Susie and Sarah play the age-old favorite game, Would You Rather, in this episode. The game that offers impossible choices with your two silliest smart girls—what more could you ask for. This episode isn’t polite or lady-like or elegant, but it is funny.
Episode 48: Challenge Secrets
Apr 25, 2016 • 58 min
You unlocked this episode with your generous donations to our web series Kickstarter! It’s packed full of behind-the-scenes Challenge secrets just for you. We talk about secret hook-ups, people who got kicked off the show that you don’t know about, and we
Episode 47: Vaginas
Apr 21, 2016 • 56 min
We couldn’t have a penis episode without also having a vagina episode. Here is our episode devoted to our special lady private parts. We talk about the various shapes and sizes of vaginas, the debate about grooming down there, and scandalous stories from
Episode 46: Penis Talk
Apr 18, 2016 • 50 min
Johnsons. Members. Meatstick. Whatever you call penises (peni?), this episode is all about the silliest body part. We talk about whether size matters, circumcision, and we throw in some testicle talk (would you miss them if they weren’t there?).
Episode 45: Gone Bananas (Johnny Bananas)
Apr 14, 2016 • 45 min
Recently, we found out that our own Sarah Rice is going to be on another MTV Challenge: Rivals 3. The show will feature pairs of co-ed rivals, and Sarah was paired with none other than Challenge legend, Johnny Bananas. We discuss their rivalry, former fri
Episode 44: Race
Apr 11, 2016 • 52 min
This episode was inspired by a recent story about a news anchor who took to her Facebook page (which was connected to her company) and spouted off some prejudiced nonsense about a shooting in the Pittsburgh area. We discuss her post, my reaction to it on
Episode 43: Trolls
Apr 7, 2016 • 48 min
Today we are talking about trolls of the online variety. We talk about what it’s like to be trolled online about our appearances on MTV’s The Challenge. We analyze the psychology of trolls, and discuss what kind of people would engage in this behavior. Pl
Episode 42: Food & Wine w/ Sarah’s Husband Part 2
Apr 4, 2016 • 63 min
In Part 2 of the Food and Wine series, we’re moving into the world of vino. All the Brain Candy listeners know how much we love a good glass of wine, but now we’re learning about the wine industry, how things are changing, and how people drink around the
Episode 41: Food & Wine w/ Sarah’s Husband
Mar 31, 2016 • 46 min
This is the first in a two-part food and wine series with Sarah’s beloved husband Landon Patterson. He is the VP of Hundred Acre Wines and is giving us the low-down on our FAVORITE subject. In this episode we learn about the Landon’s struggle with food an
Episode 40: This Is Your Brain on Drugs
Mar 28, 2016 • 47 min
We start out this episode talking about lady stuff (motherhood, relationships, blah, blah, blah), but we move on quickly to drugs and the brain. We discuss my favorite show Intervention, what happens during drug-induced psychosis, and lots more. It’s a li
Episode 39: Cold Calling Cast Members
Mar 24, 2016 • 62 min
We’ve been known to get a little fast and loose with our contacts list, so today we’re taking our Cold Calling segment to a whole new level. We let our fingers do the talking when we call KellyAnne (Real World Sydney), Camila (The Challenge Spring Break),
Episode 38: Challenge Mania w/ Gauntlet Queen Sarah Greyson
Mar 21, 2016 • 42 min
The Challenge OG, Sarah Greyson stops by the studio for a walk down memory lane. She talks about her Road Rules experience, why she is known as the Gauntlet queen, and what she’s been up to since her time on reality TV. We also talk about how the show has
Episode 37: Secrets and Lies
Mar 17, 2016 • 51 min
This episode is all about Secrets and Lies. We talk about our deepest darkest secrets and why people lie. We discuss how people justify lying and what motivates lies.
Episode 36: Talkin’ Sh*t…
Mar 14, 2016 • 54 min
This episode was supposed to be about language and where words and phrases come from, but we got a little sidetracked and started talking a little sh*t. We discuss our beefs with Wes from MTV’s The Challenge and why Chet from The Real World Brooklyn is ge
Episode 35: Lifestyles of the Weird & Wacky 2
Mar 10, 2016 • 45 min
We cannot get enough of the crazy and interesting ways people live their lives. In this episode we return to one of our favorite podcast topics: lifestyles of the weird and wacky. We discuss a woman who lives every day like it’s pre-WWII 1939. We talk abo
Episode 34: Beauty & Sexual Attraction
Mar 7, 2016 • 56 min
The Brain Candy Girls are talking about what makes people attractive, the psychology of attraction, and beauty around the world. We learn about the various gay categories of attractive men. We find out why Sarah has a crush on Jeff Goldblum and why John S
Episode 33: Travel
Mar 3, 2016 • 39 min
We are taking a walk down memory lane and discussing our travel experiences through the years. We relive travel nightmares, our favorite travel destinations, and what locations are still on our bucket list. We give tips on how to travel safely and advice
Episode 32: Trivia and Fun Facts
Feb 29, 2016 • 42 min
Every so often we have to have a grab bag of fun facts—we can’t help ourselves. We are nerds, so today we are going into our little treasure trove of trivia and you will be all the smarter for it. Find out about urban legends, tale tells, psychology stu
Episode 31: Boobs
Feb 25, 2016 • 44 min
Susie and Sarah talk about everyone’s favorite body part: boobs. We discuss the history of boobs in culture, mastectomies, #freethenipple, and more. We’ve got fun facts about funbags. Whether yours are big or small, perky or saggy, real or fake, we want y
Episode 30: Friendship
Feb 22, 2016 • 52 min
Susie and Sarah are discussing friendship. They talk about how hard it is to make friends as an adult, what it’s like to be “ghosted,” and how to get rid of toxic relationships.
Episode 29: DIYs and Hacks
Feb 18, 2016 • 47 min
Sarah is teaching us her DIY ways. We talk about all the ways you can get beautiful, affordable art or even make it yourself. We learn about Sarah’s best #nailed it fails (there was broken glass involved), and why she hates the pre-made Pinterest wares pe
Episode 28: Sleep
Feb 15, 2016 • 36 min
You might think because this episode is about sleep that it would be a real snoozefest (get it???), but sleep is a fascinating phenomenon. We spend 1/3 of our life doing it, but we know very little about it and why it’s so essential. We discuss our sleepi
Episode 27: Sex
Feb 11, 2016 • 51 min
Now that we got the Love out of the way, this episode will get into the nitty gritty, the down and dirty, the hot and spicy, sexy stuff. We discuss what gets Sarah’s motor running (ahem erotic massages) and find out why Susie was up to naughty business at
Episode 26: Love
Feb 8, 2016 • 54 min
We’re getting all lovey-dovey over here on the Brain Candy Podcast. Valentine’s Day has us all in a tizzy. Find out about Sarah’s long stint as a lesbian and why she converted to the straight highway. We talk about our first loves, the science of what lov
Episode 25: MTV Challenge: Where Are They Now?
Feb 4, 2016 • 43 min
This episode begins with Susie talking about her Twitter/Instagram beef with another former MTV reality cast member. Susie and Sarah then discuss what happens after the show and how some people seem to go back to normal life while others hold onto their 1
Episode 24: Dance Mom’s Jill Vertes
Feb 1, 2016 • 45 min
Today’s episode features special guest, Jill Vertes, from the mega-hit reality show, Dance Moms. She has been on the hit reality show for over five years with her daughter, Kendall Vertes. She will talk to host Susie Meister about child stars, raising a c
Episode 23: Women We Love
Jan 29, 2016 • 48 min
We took a little break from our usual format to chat with two of our favorite ladies. Heather Storm is one of the hosts of Velocity TV’s Garage Squad, and even though she is normally with an all-male cast, she proves she can hang with the girls too. We fi
Episode 22: Comedy w/ Guest Bill Dixon
Jan 27, 2016 • 65 min
We’re getting scientific with comedian Bill Dixon. We talk about what makes something funny, the relationship between a comedian and the audience, and we reveal the joke that was found to be the funniest joke ever told. Other topics include random things
Episode 21: Animals
Jan 20, 2016 • 37 min
In what is probably our most random episode ever, we are discussing pets and animals today. We discuss Sarah’s new French Bulldog, Sigmund, and how she uses her psychology education to train her dog. We describe connections we’ve both had with animals and
Episode 20: Behind-the-Scenes of MTV’s The Challenge
Jan 13, 2016 • 45 min
You asked for it, so we did it! Here is a behind-the-scenes look at MTV’s The Challenge. We discuss all of our favorite and not-so-favorite things about America’s guilty pleasure. We talk about our various experiences over almost twenty years on MTV’s rea
Episode 19: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 8, 2016 • 56 min
The Brain Candy Podcast is looking back on 2015. What a year it was! Special guest, Dr. Oliver Bateman, is here to help us put the biggest events of the year into a historical perspective. Everything from Rachel Dolezal to Deflategate, we’re analyzing thi
Episode 18: Cults
Jan 6, 2016 • 68 min
This week we’re talking about cults. As a doctor or religion, Susie weighs in on the various new religious movements and how they began. As an expert in psychology, Sarah discusses who tends to join cults and why we are all susceptible to their allure. Fi
Episode 17: Conspiracy Theories
Dec 23, 2015 • 48 min
This week we are talking about conspiracy theories. Whether it’s the Grassy Knoll or the Denver Aiport. What’s going ON??? We discuss why people get so into conspiracy theories and what they say about the human desire for drama and mystery.
Episode 16: Disney
Dec 16, 2015 • 49 min
Things are getting magical at the Brain Candy Podcast. This episode is all about the magical world of Disney. Sarah is a super Disney fanatic while Susie is not as sold on the Disney lifestyle. They debate the various films and the ways women are represen
Episode 15: Body Image
Dec 9, 2015 • 61 min
Sarah and Susie talk about body image today. They describe what it’s like to be on an MTV Challenge and how it affected their self-esteem. They discuss how difficult it can be to be a woman in media (and any other job!). They analyze the complicated balan
Episode 14: Memory
Dec 2, 2015 • 40 min
This week we’re talking about memory. You know, your brain, and how it stores and recalls information. But we’re not going to be all boring, we’re giving you tips and tricks on how to remember everything (well, maybe not everything). Sarah will test Susie
Episode 13: Mindfulness
Nov 25, 2015 • 44 min
This week, Susie and Sarah are talking about mindfulness and how stay present in the moment. We talk about how hard it can be to remain focused on the present moment when we’re distracted with technology. We also talk about how even though it’s hard to ge
Episode 12: Online Dating
Nov 18, 2015 • 51 min
This week we discuss online dating. First we learn about Sarah’s adventures in online dating and how she met her husband. We reveal how eHarmony set Sarah up with a fellow MTV cast member, thus proving their algorithm is pretty spot on. We also go through
Episode 11: Supernatural
Nov 11, 2015 • 53 min
This week The Brain Candy ladies are talking about the supernatural. We tell personal “ghost” stories and how we reconcile these experiences with our scientific approach to reason. We also speak to psychic medium Cindy Kaza and find out what it’s like to
Episode 10: Music
Nov 4, 2015 • 43 min
Susie and Sarah believe Gloria Estefan was right, and the music’s gonna getcha. It got us! We can’t quit talking about music. Find out why Susie has perpertual earworms, and why it might mean she has OCD. We do a test to determine if Sarah is in fact tone
Episode 9: Sports
Oct 28, 2015 • 41 min
This week, Susie and Sarah are getting sporty. We discuss Sarah’s passion for sports, and why Susie gets a sitter’s high instead. We talk about David Epstein’s book, “The Sports Gene,” and why he says if you were a slow kid, you’ll be a slow adult. We als
Episode 8: Machines and the Mind
Oct 21, 2015 • 43 min
This week we’re discussing how phones, social media, and technology affect relationships. We talk about the New York Times’ article “Stop Googling, Let’s Talk,” and how our obsession with phones actually is changing the way humans interact with each other
Episode 7: Crime and Punishment
Oct 14, 2015 • 52 min
This week, we discuss all things crime-related. We’re discussing serial killers, pedophiles, and unsolved mysteries. Plus, we talk the rumors that the blood moon is the start of the end of the world (insert ominous music!). We explore the murky waters of
Episode 6: Lifestyles of the Weird and Wacky
Oct 7, 2015 • 63 min
Susie and Sarah discuss different lifestyles including a couple who chooses to live their life as if they were in the Victorian era (except for how they blog about it). They also discuss people who have attraction and/or fall in love with inanimate object
Episode 5: The Great Debate
Sep 30, 2015 • 51 min
Susie and Sarah talk about feminism and the recent debate Sarah got into on Twitter over equality. One of her fans took issue with Sarah’s passionate stance on feminism and the two fo them got into a war of words. We called Sarah’s nemesis and the two of
Episode 4: Food, Fat, and Fitness
Sep 23, 2015 • 41 min
Episode 4: Food, Fat, and Fitness
Episode 3: Back to the Future
Sep 16, 2015 • 48 min
Episode 3: Back to the Future
Episode 2: Ladies Night
Sep 9, 2015 • 48 min
Episode 2: Ladies Night
Episode 1: This is the true story…
Sep 8, 2015 • 51 min
Episode 1: This is the true story…