10 Questions We Always Ask
The greatest conversation you never thought about listening to. A show where we ask ordinary people 10 or so questions, some of which are almost always asked of most of our guests. A podcast with Joel Paque and Rebecca Goodstein.
info_outline Ep 044: Sexy Crossing Guard 10/28/2015
Ep 044: Sexy Crossing Guard Rebecca and Producer Robert talk with Fraser Brown about genetics, the law, patent trolls, the lack of peanut butter in Brazil/Brasil, X-Men super powers, Glaswegians vs Brits, feeling at home, living your best day and attending all the college the law will allow.
info_outline Ep 043: Meat Map 09/16/2015
Ep 043: Meat Map Rebecca and Producer Robert (filling in as co-host in Joel's absence) talk to Ron Southwick. He fills us in on the cliffhanger of The Great Texas Meat Journey story set up by his wife Alison on episode 36, plus conversation about the Cup-O-Pork, building architectural models, the best and worst ways to spend eternity, homemade bacon ice cream and the drunken meet-cute that started it all.
info_outline Ep 042: The Best Goddamn Garbage Collector That Ever Existed 05/27/2015
Ep 042: The Best Goddamn Garbage Collector That Ever Existed Rebecca and guest co-host Emily Pearl Goodstein talk with Watt Hamlett (a man of many talents) about nicknames (wanted and unwanted), things that we judge (or don't judge), personal style (or lack thereof), how it seems like we all have mentors (and/or mentees), whether ladies should be required to shave their legs (or not), and whether one should admit to ever having told a lie (or lie and claim to have always told the truth).
info_outline Ep 041: It's Nine O'Clock Somewhere 05/06/2015
Ep 041: It's Nine O'Clock Somewhere Rebecca and guest co-host Emily Pearl Goodstein talk to personal finance guru and fellow podcaster Robert Brokamp of the Motley Fool (who expresses only his own views and opinions here...ugh, why does that need to be said?) about giving shoulder rubs in VERY inappropriate places, personal finance, found and lost religion, dirty jokes, bad grammar, font choices, 7-11 cuisine, and teaching sex education with nuns...all over breakfast pie and mimosas.
info_outline Ep 040: Less Salad, More Wu-Tang 04/22/2015
Ep 040: Less Salad, More Wu-Tang Rebecca and Joel talk with Matt Laslo of Bills and Brews about getting drunk with congressmen, the legacy of Marion Barry, chuckle-heads, Leonard Kravitz, voting advice from the Wu-Tang Clan, and we act out Eat, Pray, Love with a Reese's egg, a beer and a glass of whiskey.
info_outline Ep 039: Tofu That Tastes Like People 03/25/2015
Ep 039: Tofu That Tastes Like People Joel and Rebecca talk with musician Derek Evry about all manor of vegan business, stoner recipes, the various levels of Joel's beard aspirations, pop-cultural 180s, viewing all websites through the lens of Geocities, books of the bible that are solely about smiting, the fact that music still happens in DC, controlling a famous person for a day, how best to destroy the seven wonders of the ancient world and who's the best at the internet.
info_outline Ep 038: Feed Two Birds With One Cracker 03/11/2015
Ep 038: Feed Two Birds With One Cracker Rebecca and guest host Dave Connell talk to Misty Herrin about how to #SaveElephants, cultural time capsules, paper dolls, things you can make with your hands, being Neil Young's private busboy, the joy of crayons, giving the perfect gift, the dinner rants of David Cross, various things of which one can make molds, ignoring famous graves and the lost Snap Chats of Jonathan Franzen.
info_outline Ep 037: Bird Murder on Flores Island 02/11/2015
Ep 037: Bird Murder on Flores Island Rebecca and guest co-host Dave Connell talk with river scientist Jeff Opperman about traveling down the Mekong, the power of the hyper-fecund floodplain, the motels of Compton, why everyone should hate chewing gum, cynics who are pleasantly surprised by Disney World, how to make a memorable impact on the children of the third world and whether or not Steve Jobs is the patron saint of hand-held technology rectangles.
info_outline Ep 036: The Great Gatsby 2: The Secret of the Ooze 01/28/2015
Ep 036: The Great Gatsby 2: The Secret of the Ooze Rebecca and Joel talk with Alison Southwick about curling, young adult mysteries in the style of Encyclopedia Brown, the sex appeal (or lack thereof) of Olympic curling teams, writing the sequel to the great American novel, Korean costume dramas, the meats of Austin, minor European separatist movements, best TV show theme songs and the very frustrating white people problems of addiction to Costco brand drugs and pistachios that are closed all the way.
info_outline Ep 035: In with the Love, Out with the Jive 01/14/2015
Ep 035: In with the Love, Out with the Jive Rebecca and Joel talk with musician/teacher/speaker/songwriter/performer Daniel Magnolia about companies who admit that their products need improvement, crowd sourcing baby names, preferred means of death, why and how all pop songs are the same but different, neuroscience, the Kansas of Long Island and embracing the talk show format for funerals.
info_outline Ep 034: The Warm Heart Of Virginia 12/10/2014
Ep 034: The Warm Heart Of Virginia Rebecca and guest host Paxton Ramsdell talk with John Kerkering about interning at The Onion, keeping up with the DuPonts, dancing the 6:30, making homemade board games, writing ridiculous postcards to children and picking the perfect funeral song.
info_outline Ep 33 - Mitochondria Are The Powerhouses Of The Cell 11/12/2014
Ep 33 - Mitochondria Are The Powerhouses Of The Cell Rebecca and Joel talk to Gabe Rottman about Canadianism, pop culture artifacts one passes on to their progeny, first class jerks on the Amtrak Acela, JJ Abrams (again), hypothetical eating contests, the ACLU-niverse, net neutrality, Generation Catalano and the basic components of eukaryotic cells.
info_outline Ep 032: I Hate Not Having Boobs 09/17/2014
Ep 032: I Hate Not Having Boobs Rebecca and Joel and Producer Robert sit down without a guest to catch up on what's been happening since Joel left for paternity leave and Rebecca left to be an author's assistant. They grade the guest hosts that filled in for Joel, make pop culture recommendations, talk about state symbols, rate new desserts that taste like other desserts and complain about their doppelgangers.
info_outline Ep 031: Flotilla the Hun 09/03/2014
Ep 031: Flotilla the Hun Rebecca and Producer Robert are joined by guest-host (and former guest-guest) Sam Brannen to talk with Baris Ornarli about Turkey (the country), turkey (the bird), sailing (and naming your sailboat), personal strengths (that are also personal weaknesses), cacti (vs octopi vs spatuli), skippering a duck tour (but only on your birthday) and the fact that cats and human babies are both mammals (and should therefor be held in the same manner).
info_outline Ep 030: I'm Aware of Virginia as a Concept 08/20/2014
Ep 030: I'm Aware of Virginia as a Concept Rebecca and Producer Robert are joined by guest-host (and former guest-guest) Paxton Ramsdell to talk with WAMU reporter and former DCist.com Editor-in-Chief Martin Austermuhle about the antics of Marion Barry, the gentle voices of NPR, hashtag problems and solutions, Argentinian beef, favorite podcasts and the beautifully re-branded neighborhoods of Washington, DC. Co-host Joel is out on paternity leave.
info_outline Ep 029: Merchants Of Cake 08/06/2014
Ep 029: Merchants Of Cake Joel and Rebecca talk to Cakelove owner Warren Brown about cake in a jar, dips that can be made tableside, picking up litter, desserts that taste like other desserts, legal briefs, kitchen sink meals and speaking in the hushed tones of a golf announcer.
info_outline Ep 028: The Tuxedo Sits Next To The Hoodie 07/23/2014
Ep 028: The Tuxedo Sits Next To The Hoodie Joel and Rebecca visit the excellent DC restaurant Ris to talk to chef extraordinaire (and Iron Chef America alum!) Ris Lacoste about fine dining, visiting a familiar place at an unfamiliar time, the perfect chicken pot pie, cooking for Julia Child and Oprah, spicy chicken fingers, corner stores, eating Totino's Pizza Rolls from a gas station, hot air balloons and the alter careers of our alter egos.
info_outline Ep 027: The Spicy Flavors Of Dr. Bronner 07/09/2014
Ep 027: The Spicy Flavors Of Dr. Bronner Rebecca and Joel talk with fellow podcaster Alex Vidales (of The Pilot Waves Podcast) about drunken impersonators, how to sustain a local art scene, making out with a racist, using the shower as a mental fortress of solitude, art vs commerce, the luxuriousness of free time and the Hebrew Hammer's war on Christmas.
info_outline Ep 026: Tiny Big Time 06/25/2014
Ep 026: Tiny Big Time Joel and Rebecca talk with Jay Austin of Boneyard Studios about the tiny house movement, filler junk, traveling across the country on a scooter, huntering and gathering, Mormons at the dry cleaners, traveling to Mars, living on a deserted island and finding out the maximum extent to which one can reasonably live a minimalist lifestyle.
info_outline Ep 025: Do You Wanna Kiss Me Right Now? 06/11/2014
Ep 025: Do You Wanna Kiss Me Right Now? Joel and Rebecca talk with Avi Glandon about social tragedies caused by terrible middle names, retroactive embarrassment, drunken encounters on airplanes, the ideal reality show for one's particular skill set, growing up Jewish in Alabama, the beer mile and mail order neckties and bras. Plus: Joel becomes the first person to actually refer to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as "TMNT" and Rebecca tells a horrible lie in order to eat suckling pig in Portugal.
info_outline Ep 024: It Gets Birder 05/28/2014
Ep 024: It Gets Birder Rebecca and Joel talk with Nick Lund (AKA The Birdist) about birders and bird stuff (best and worst state birds, sports teams named after birds, bird-related mistakes in movies, white whale birds, bridges that look like birds, colorful birds vs brown birds, etc), make fun of Atlanta, praise Portland (ME), debate whether or not we should hide our nerdiest pursuits, and try to figure out which concerts we would go to if we had access to a time machine.
info_outline Ep 023: Taco Technology 05/14/2014
Ep 023: Taco Technology Joel And Rebecca talk with fellow podcaster and singer-songwriter Justin Trawick about being a bon vivant, pursuing creative projects that don't make money, nibbling on bullion cubes, getting virtually expelled from a virtual warehouse and listening to Beck in an Italian monastery.
info_outline Ep 022: A Horse And Another Horse 04/30/2014
Ep 022: A Horse And Another Horse Rebecca and Joel talk with Laura Brannen about hiring a limousine to take you to dive bars and a roller skating rink, the most important part of the sandwich, illogical brand loyalties, division of labor and the state fish of Pennsylvania.
info_outline Ep 021: Taller On Stage 04/16/2014
Ep 021: Taller On Stage Rebecca and Joel talk with Speakeasy DC's Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman about storytelling (duh) and the power of narrative, who to thank in your Oscar acceptance speech, the dangers of trekking through Rat Alley, elevator nudity, OkCupid incidents, our shared love of Eleanor Roosevelt and Leslie Knope, meat dances (you read that right) and sticking with a bad experience because you know it will make for a good story.
info_outline Ep 020: Are You Gonna Eat This Bad Boy, Or What? 04/02/2014
Ep 020: Are You Gonna Eat This Bad Boy, Or What? Joel and Rebecca talk with food journalist and culinary conquistador Yigal Schleifer about the best way to cook a sheep's head, incomprehensible food traditions, food porn, travel tips, smuggling harmless items through customs and the controversy of artisanal toast (which is totally a real thing).
info_outline Ep 019: 100% Of 'Kosi 03/19/2014
Ep 019: 100% Of 'Kosi Rebecca and Joel talk with Nkosi Sharpe about things that were great in college but don't hold up, donating one's body to science to pay for dates, sweet karaoke jams, the forced removal of a Michael Jackson poster, the handsomeness of Bruno Mars, and deciphering Voyager's instructions for how to build a record player.
info_outline Ep 018: The Hippocratic Oath Of Beer 03/05/2014
Ep 018: The Hippocratic Oath Of Beer Rebecca and Joel talk with Thor Cheston of Right Proper Brewing Company about beer, beer quests, the 4 stages of being a beer dork, owning a beer bar, brewing beer, drinking beer, drinking beer when you've really earned it and other beer-related things.
info_outline Ep 017: Keeper Of The Pig 02/19/2014
Ep 017: Keeper Of The Pig Joel and Rebecca sit down at Poste Brasserie in DC to talk with Executive Chef Dennis Marron about his transcendental truffle fries, the Jersey Shore, end of the world feasts, ordering the wrong thing at a restaurant, secret ingredients, and doughnut sundaes.
info_outline Ep 016: Wendy's! Am I Right? 02/05/2014
Ep 016: Wendy's! Am I Right? Rebecca and Joel talk with Jonathan Daniels (you might know him as Jack) about karaoke mishaps, the narcissism of Ohio, graduation songs, the silk pajamas and intimate candlelight of Boyz II Men, Amy Grant's Rumspringa and the fact that Unionville is just a long drive and then a short train ride away from the big(-ish) city.
info_outline Ep 015: Porkcast 01/22/2014
Ep 015: Porkcast Rebecca and Joel sit down at Pork Barrel BBQ to talk with David Goodzit about DC Meat Week, making your own sausage, the brisket continuum, a meal that could save the planet from alien attack, and the untapped potential for kosher BBQ joints.