Category Archives: Books

Back to School & Slaughterhouse-Five



Boy oh boy are Matt and Emily back with yet another episode of TeaBD. Emily talks about the topic ‘Back to School’ while Matt talks about a book some people read in school, Slaughterhouse-Five. During the conversation your favorite hosts drink Smooth Sailing Mango Black Tea by our friends at Plum Deluxe. Get this tea for yourself by using the VIP code TEABD at plumdeluxe.com and listen to find out if it was their cup of tea.


Goodreads & Flashlights



Matt and Emily are back and talking topics! Emily finds yet another way to talk about reading by discussing the website Goodreads. Matt shares his (mostly negative) thoughts on flashlights. During this illuminating conversation, Matt and Emily drinks Candlelight White Tea from their friends at Plum Deluxe (use the VIP code “teabd” at checkout on their website for 10% off). This tea has notes of grape but is it their cup of tea? As always, listen to find out.


Dobby & Rock Climbing with Julie Kann



Matt & Emily welcome Julie Kann to the podcast where they drink the Paisley Label Organic Earl Grey tea by the Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company—what a mouthful! Emily is back with another character from Harry Potter for her mini-topic, Dobby the house-elf. Julie’s guest topic of the week is an old hobby of hers that’s she’s getting back into, rock climbing.


Andromeda Black & Earliest Childhood Memories with Jenny Klupka



Matt & Emily welcome Jenny Klupka to the show and drink some of Kroger’s Private Selection Cranberry Blood Orange tea. For Emily’s mini-topic this week, she talks about one of her favorite characters from the Harry Potter series, Andromeda Black, aka Andromeda Tonks (née Black). For the guest topic, Jenny came to the show wondering what everyone’s earliest childhood memories were.


Haircuts & R.L. Stine with Zubi Ahmed



Matt & Emily welcome comedian Zubi Ahmed to the podcast and they drink T2’s Gorgeous Geisha tea during an extended tea talk. Matt’s mini-topic, to split up “Gotham” and “hockey” on the topics list, is: haircuts. Zubi brought for her guest topic, R.L. Stine and, more generally, the books people read as kids.


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.