Category Archives: Leisure

Baking Cookies & Sketch Comedy

Matt & Emily are alone this week and talking tea and topics. Emily’s mini topic this week is Baking Cookies. Emily doesn’t do this as often as she would like but she does love to bake and, more importantly, loves to get compliments on her baking. Matt’s big topic is sketch comedy. He talks about getting into sketch comedy and his writing process. The tea this week is Fava Tea Company’s Cinnamon Plum herbal tea. Was this Matt & Emily’s cup of tea? Listen to find out.

Bar Arcades & Airports

Matt & Emily are alone this week but still talking tea and topics. Matt’s topic this week is bar arcades. Matt talks about why he enjoys these bars and the best games to play. Emily talks about the best places in the world, airports. Emily shares her go to spots in airports and her experiences with being delayed. She spends a lot of time discussing Hudson News and the annoyance of dragging a bag all around these book stores. For this discussion, they are drinking Spice Professor’s Ginger Lemon Thai Rooibos Tea. This tea from Emily’s apartment has huge chunks of lemon but it is Matt & Emily’s cup of tea? Listen to find out.

Pumpkin Beers & Friends Who Visit

Matt & Emily are back and they are drinking Whittard’s English Rose Black Tea. This floral tea smells like roses and tastes like roses, which is surprising. Matt’s topic is pumpkin beers and why people love them. He has mixed feelings about them. Matt has some pumpkin beers that he really likes and others that he thinks are only okay. He talks about why this is and Emily share a little bit about pumpkin cider, which is not as good as she wished it was. Emily’s big topic is friends who visit. Emily recently had a friend stay with her for a whole week. She talks about the activities she takes her friends to and how friends make her do things that she doesn’t normally do.

Dungeons & Dragons with Stephen Buckley

Matt & Emily are drinking tea and talking to their friend Stephen Buckley this week. They are also joined by cops, lawyers and one lonely EMT. Stephen talks about one of his passions, the game Dungeons & Dragons. He talks about the history of the game and how different groups of people play with different focuses as well as his love of the game and his journey to becoming a Dungeon Master. Matt, Emily, and Stephen drink Argo Tea’s Maté Laté Tea. Matt laments the closing of his favorite Argo Teas and Emily is sad about the caffeine level. This Maté Laté is a yerba mate tea but was it their cup of tea? Listen to the episode to find out!

Drinking Games & Pixar with Brandon Dzirko

Matt & Emily are not alone this week but there are still two topics! Matt & Emily talk to Brandon Dzirko and he was so excited about his TBD topic that he picked TWO topics, drinking games and Pixar movies. Don’t worry, he never mixes the two together! Brandon talks about his favorite drinking games and why he enjoys these activities so much. Matt, Emily & Brandon also talk about their love of Pixar. They share about the moments in these movies that are meaningful to them and rank their top three films. During the conversation, they drink Japanese Green Tea. This tea is from Japan and was purchased at the airport. Is it tea their cup of tea? Listen to the episode the find out!

Star Fox & Binge Mode

Matt & Emily are friends who are all alone this week. They are drinking Snooze, a tea from Tea Pigs. Don’t worry, Matt & Emily don’t fall asleep! Matt’s mini topic this week is the video game Star Fox. He discusses visiting the shrine the game was based on while in Japan and talks about this underrated video game. Emily talks about her favorite podcast, Binge Mode. Emily loves this podcast because it’s about her favorite thing, Harry Potter. She talks about the hosts of the podcast and their shared love of fantasy stories. Listen to the episode to find out even more about this week’s topics!

Doodling & Yards

Matt & Emily are all alone this week and are only allowed to talk to each other. Emily had the mini topic this week and she talks about her favorite pastime, doodling. She talks about getting bored and writing her name in different fonts and drawing spirals everywhere. Matt’s big topic this week is yards, even though he is a city boy. He shares his thoughts, good and bad, on yards. Matt & Emily describe their childhood yards and it turns out, they both had pools! This episode, they are drinking Portland Rose City Chai by Plum Deluxe. Matt & Emily are tea ambassadors for Plum Deluxe. If you follow this link: and use the VIP code ‘TeaBD’ at checkout, you will save 10% on your order and support the show!

The Beach with Simon Johnston

Matt & Emily are talking to their friend Simon Johnston this week. Simon’s topic this week is the beach! He shares about what he likes to do at the beach and his favorite beaches. Matt agrees with Simon about loving the beach but Emily maintains her anti-beach stand. During their entire conversation, Matt, Emily and Simon drink Che Chong Oolong Tea. This tea was a gift to Matt and is from the Taiwanese fashion week! Do they become more fashionable with while drinking this tea? Listen to find out!

Popsicles & Summer Break

Matt & Emily are alone this week but they still have so much to talk about. Matt’s mini topic is popsicles. Matt & Emily talk about their favorite popsicles and going to the ice cream truck. Emily’s big topic is summer break! Emily loves her summer breaks as an adult and Matt shares stories about his summer breaks as a child. These topics fit so well together, it feels planned, except it wasn’t! During their conversation, Matt & Emily drink Bigelow’s Green Tea with Wild Blueberry and Açaí. Was this green tea their cup of tea? Listen to find out!

The Punisher & Free Time

Hello! This week Matt & Emily are drinking the very interesting and very different Native American beverage, Yaupon Tea! Matt’s mini-topic is the Netflix/Marvel television series, The Punisher while Emily’s main topic of the week is the concept of free time!