Category Archives: Hobbies

The New York Times Crossword with Chloe Effron



On this week’s episode, Matt and Emily are talking with their friend Chloe Effron. Chloe’s topic is the New York Times Crossword. She tells us about why she loves this crossword puzzle specifically and teaches Matt & Emily about the language of the NYT crossword. Emily is astounded by all this information and everyone learns about why Thursday is so cool in crossword world. During the conversation, they drink Lebrang Tea Traders Cascade Meadow. This tea looked like a meadow but was it their cup of tea? Find out by listening to this episode!


Lego Star Wars & The Good Place



It’s Matt & Emily Alone and they are drinking Willamette Sunset tea by Labrang Tea Traders. Matt’s mini-topic is something he’s collected a lot of, Lego Star Wars, while Emily’s main-topic for the week is her favorite TV show, The Good Place!


Becoming Better & Board Games with Connor Dunlap



Matt & Emily welcome Connor Dunlap to the podcast and they are drinking Tante T’s Earl Grey Blue Lady tea! Emily is talking about how to become better (notably, not “self-improvement”) and Connor’s topic is board games (and you can listen to him throw shade at chess)!


Arts and Crafts



It’s Matt & Emily alone and they’re drinking Misstea’s Activitea, a hibiscus lemongrass tea! Emily’s topic of the week is arts and crafts, leading them to talk about cross-stitch, knitting, drawing, basket-weaving, crafts they did as children, and more!


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.


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).