Category Archives: Lifestyle

Taking Notes & New Year’s Resolutions



Matt & Emily are alone this week and happy to be podcasting! Matt’s mini topic is taking notes. He talks about why he likes taking notes and encourages people to do so! Matt & Emily also look at each other’s notebooks and judge each other’s handwriting. Emily’s big topic for the first Matt & Emily alone episode of the New Year is New Year’s Resolutions. Emily shares her resolutions and Matt talks about some resolutions he has made throughout the year. During this conversation, Matt & Emily start a revolution and Drink Hyson Green tea, the tea that was thrown into the Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party. This tea might have set up American independence but was it their cup of tea? Listen to find out!


Taking the First Step with Rich Inman



On this week’s episode, Matt & Emily talk to Rich Inman. Rich’s topic is taking the first step and focuses on taking that first step into a thing you want to do but are too nervous to do, be it in comedy or just in life. They discuss their first steps into sketch and improv. During this conversation, Matt, Emily, and Rich drink T2’s Gingernut Chai tea. This tea advises its drinker to use milk and honey, so they did, but was it their 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.


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.