Traveling & Drag Queens with Katie Abate



Matt & Emily invite Katie Abate to the podcast where they enjoy some Liselejeblanding tea by Tante T from…Denmark! Emily has just come back from a trip to Scandinavia and is talking about traveling for her mini-topic this week. Katie’s topic is drag queens and get’s into the origins of drag, seeing live drag, RuPaul’s Drag Race, DragCon, and more!


Mega Man & The Adventures of Pete & Pete with Laura Miner



Matt & Emily welcome artist Laura Miner to the podcast and enjoy some strawberry daiquiri tea from Teavana. The mini-topic this week goes back to videogames with Matt gushing about his love for the long running franchise, Mega Man. Laura’s guest topic is Nickelodeon’s live-action kids show from the 90’s, The Adventures of Pete & Pete. They dive into what made the show a classic and one that people are still obsessed with today. The podcast ends with a quick rundown of all the old Nickelodeon TV shows from the era.


The Summer Spectacular



It’s summertime and Matt & Emily want to know one thing: What’s your favorite fruit? In their first ever special episode, The Summer Spectacular, they asked several past and future guests to rank their top five fruits while they enjoy a variety of iced teas in Brooklyn’s beautiful Prospect Park. Special thanks to Alexis Lamper, Connor Dunlap, Shannon Kelly, Laura Miner, Andrew Bond, Alex Royston, and Sasha Taran.


Ice Planet 2002 & Remote Places with Andrew Bond



Matt and Emily welcome Andrew Bond to the podcast as they drink Teavana’s mint majesty tea. This week’s mini-topic, courtesy of Matt, is Ice Planet 2002, his all-time favorite Lego theme from the early 90’s. Andrew’s guest topic is remote places: sandy deserts, frozen tundra, islands, space, anywhere lightly or un-populated.


The Royal Wedding & First Jobs with Michael Brantl



Matt and Emily welcome Michael Brantl to the podcast and drink DavidsTea’s Organic Cream of Earl Grey tea. They first talk about one of Emily’s most favorite topics, a throwback to episode 1 of the podcast, The Royal Wedding. Michael’s guest topic is to talk about first jobs. Both Michael and Emily started off in the food industry while Matt’s first job was a summer camp counselor.


The Shining



Matt and Emily enjoy Adagio’s gemini tea, representing both the zodiac sign of when this episode was released and symbolic of the “twins” in this week’s topic, The Shining. They talk about Matt’s theories, the unsettling and disorienting nature of the film, pop culture touchstones, whether the moon landing was faked, ghosts, if the movie can be spoiled, the documentary Room 237, and more! They also briefly discuss Fortnite, how they listen to podcasts, mobile games, The Simpsons, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and introduce their new rating system: “cup of tea or not cup of tea.”


Target & Queueing with Alex Royston



Matt and Emily welcome Alex Royston to the podcast as they enjoy Harry & David’s Bing Cherry tea by The Republic of Tea! For her mini-topic this week, Emily brings up her favorite place to shop: Target! They talk about how all Targets have the same layout, what happens when they don’t follow that layout, and Bullseye the dog’s possible drinking habits. For this week’s guest topic, Alex shares her feelings about queueing (AKA getting in line) from living in Australia, England, and now America. They talk personal space, driving, the stars, and the some of the different ways people use English to say the same thing. (Are you used to people saying “step up,” “step down,” “this way,” or just shouting “next”?)


Making Campfires & Serial Killers with Alexis Lamper



Matt and Emily sit down with Alexis Lamper to enjoy some of DavidsTea’s Kenyan Tinderet black tea. They discuss Matt’s infamous AIM Running Man, conspiracy theories, and favorite teas. The mini-topic of the week is campfires, where we learn that Matt is really, really good at making them. Alexis’ guest topic is serial killers where they talk about true crime including Michelle McNamara’s book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, DNA tests, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and more (including some movie-talk inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Charles Manson movie).