Category Archives: Society

Christmas



It’s Matt & Emily Alone and they’re drinking Saga of Sweden’s Vilda Hjärtan tea. This week, they’re letting in the holiday cheer by talking about Christmas (except when they both start complaining about Christmas music)!


Daredevil (TV show) & Women in Improv with Shannon Krowicki



Matt & Emily welcome improvisor and actor Shannon Krowicki to the podcast where they drink Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA! Matt’s mini-topic is the recently cancelled, Netflix exclusive, superhero television show Daredevil! Shannon’s main-topic is an honest discussion about women in the improv community, including what it means to be a woman doing improv, how people precieve women performing comedy, and ultimately opening up to how gender is used in improv comedy!


Hot Toddy Fall Spectacular



It’s the Hot Toddy Fall Spectacular! In the second ever special episode of TeaBD, Matt & Emily have three guests: Alex Simmons, Kim Tyner, and Laura Miner! In a fall-themed change of pace, they are drinking hot toddy’s—hot water, whiskey, lemon, honey, cinnamon, and cloves—in lieu of tea. The theme of the episode is the season of the hour, fall! What makes fall great? What makes fall bad? How does fall stack up against the other seasons? These questions (and more) are answered.


Improv



Matt & Emily are drinking the Pumpkin Chai tea by DAVIDsTEA (with little candy pumpkins in it)! Emily’s topic this week is something they both know a thing or two about: improv! Listen to them talk about how they got into improv comedy and how much they love performing it!


Manatees & Secret Santa with Sean Holloway



Matt & Emily welcome comedian Sean Holloway to the podcast where they drink Tante Te’s Rooibos Havtorn tea. Emily’s mini-topic is her all-time favorite animal, the manatee! Sean Holloway’s guest topic is something he has many good memories of, the Christmastime tradition of Secret Santa!


Traveling & Drag Queens with Katie Abate



Matt & Emily invite Katie Abate to the podcast where they enjoy some Liselejeblanding tea by Tante T from…Denmark! Emily has just come back from a trip to Scandinavia and is talking about traveling for her mini-topic this week. Katie’s topic is drag queens and get’s into the origins of drag, seeing live drag, RuPaul’s Drag Race, DragCon, and more!


The Royal Wedding & First Jobs with Michael Brantl



Matt and Emily welcome Michael Brantl to the podcast and drink DavidsTea’s Organic Cream of Earl Grey tea. They first talk about one of Emily’s most favorite topics, a throwback to episode 1 of the podcast, The Royal Wedding. Michael’s guest topic is to talk about first jobs. Both Michael and Emily started off in the food industry while Matt’s first job was a summer camp counselor.


Target & Queueing with Alex Royston



Matt and Emily welcome Alex Royston to the podcast as they enjoy Harry & David’s Bing Cherry tea by The Republic of Tea! For her mini-topic this week, Emily brings up her favorite place to shop: Target! They talk about how all Targets have the same layout, what happens when they don’t follow that layout, and Bullseye the dog’s possible drinking habits. For this week’s guest topic, Alex shares her feelings about queueing (AKA getting in line) from living in Australia, England, and now America. They talk personal space, driving, the stars, and the some of the different ways people use English to say the same thing. (Are you used to people saying “step up,” “step down,” “this way,” or just shouting “next”?)