Category Archives: Lifestyle

Waking Up Early & Arena Shows



Matt & Emily don’t have any friends this week but they still have tea. Emily has the mini-topic this week and she talks about one of her least favorite things, waking up early. She has had to wake up early a lot recently and she is unhappy about it. Matt’s big topic is also something he doesn’t love, arena shows. He talks about the good arena shows he has seen and why they worked. Emily, not shockingly, talks about Taylor Swift and Lorde. During this conversation, they drink Bigelow Tea’s Jasmine Green tea. Jasmine is one of Matt’s go to green teas but is it Matt & Emily’s cup of tea? Listen to find out!


Self Dates with Brendan Goggins [CORRECTED]



[Quick note: This episode was originally published incorrectly. Here is the corrected version.] Matt & Emily welcome comedian and actor Brendan Goggins to the podcast and drink McCarthy’s plum pear tea! Brendan’s topic of the week is self dates (or taking oneself on a date).


Nightmares and Dreams (But Mostly Nightmares) with Jen Albanese



Matt & Emily welcome the delightfully funny Jen Albanese to the podcast and drink some of T2’s monk pear black tea. Jen’s topic for the week is nightmares and dreams (but mostly nightmares)!


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)!


Bears & Migraines with Justin LoBasso



Matt & Emily welcome comedian, musician, writer, etc, Justin LoBasso to the podcast where they drink some of Justin’s Evening in Missoula tea. In Matt’s mini-topic this week, he is talking about bears (black, brown, polar, et al). Justin brings for his main topic, migraines. That’s two topics of things you’d be better off avoiding when possible!


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.


Souvenirs & Mulan with Jordan Sarili



Matt & Emily welcome Jordan Sarili to the podcast to enjoy some of Solberg & Hansen’s Nordiske Skogsbær (Nordic Forestry) tea from Norway. It’s a “sort te med smak” or, as Google would say, “black tea with taste.” The tea is another one from Emily’s recent trip to Scandinavia and inspiration for her topic this week: souvenirs. Jordan’s topic is the Disney animated film, Mulan. He talks about what makes it special to him, the songs, the acting, the humor, and offers some thoughts on the upcoming live-action remake.


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.