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).


Melodrama (Lorde album)



Matt and Emily enjoy some rose petal black tea by The Tao of Tea as they talk music! Emily’s topic of the week is Lorde’s 2017 album, Melodrama. They also find time to talk about seeing Lorde in concert and her debut album, Pure Heroine.


Gotham & Hockey with Andrew Adams



For episode 008, Matt and Emily welcome Andrew Adams to the podcast to share a pot of masala chai tea! The mini-topic of the week is the TV show Gotham and becomes a discussion about Batman more generally. The guest topic of the week—just in time for the playoffs—is professional hockey! Soccer, baseball, basketball, and football all get roped into the discussion as well. As always, the topics can go anywhere!


Reading & Binge-Watching Television with Sasha Taran



Matt and Emily welcome Sasha Taran as their guest this week as they enjoy Sasha’s Sweet Tangerine Positive Energy tea by Yogi. They talk about reading and binge-watching television; could they get any two more different topics to discuss? Emily reminds everyone that reading is great! They talk about their favorite books from childhood, Ready Player One, Dr. Seuss, Animorphs, and more. Moving on to Sasha’s guest topic of the week, binge-watching television, they talk (without spoilers) about Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Office, and many, many, more TV shows.


2000’s Emo Music



It’s Matt and Emily all by themselves! They talk about the state of the podcast and enjoy T2’s Madagascan Vanilla black tea. Matt talks about his love of emo music from the 2000’s. They talk about bands like Thursday, Piebald, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Coheed and Cambria, The Early November, Death Cab for Cutie and more. They even talk Taylor Swift and Korn, but that’s not what this episode is about.


Subscription Boxes & Sleep with Shannon Kelly



Matt and Emily welcome Shannon Kelly to the podcast! They drink key lime tea and, after some listener feedback, make sure to talk about the tea in detail. After tea talk, they get into the tea topic: subscription boxes (and this podcast doesn’t even have any sponsors yet). The conversation then shifts over to the guest topic of the week: sleep. They talk sleeping behavior, lucid dreaming, setting alarms in the morning, and more! Finally, Carley’s Corner is introduced as Matt and Emily set the record straight from episode one in regards to what happened to Napoleon.


The Legend of Zelda & Nintendo with Alex Simmons



Matt and Emily welcome their first guest to the podcast, Alex Simmons! This is also the first two-topic episode and, incidentally, they are related. Matt brings a Legend of Zelda-inspired tea and Alex expresses his love for Nintendo. We talk Mario, Pokémon, Harry Potter, Mickey Mouse, and more in this very sprawling episode!