Episode #19 – Making A Documentary

This week we’re talking about the making of a documentary that has been consuming all of Johnny’s brain space lately, especially since it’s about a dear friend who passed away. We get into the doc-making process and give some behind the scenes insight into the feature length film that Carly thinks will win awards one day. Carly also shares her latest keto dessert discovery, and together we realize what no one ever talks about when discussing the possibility of life on other planets.

Deets on stuff we talked about in the podcast:

Carly’s Easy Keto Coconut Cream Dessert

1 can coconut milk, refrigerated at least overnight
1-2tsp sugar-free sweetener, or more to taste (we used Krisda Monk Fruit sweetener)
Handful of frozen blueberries
Handful of fresh strawberries

Scoop out the thickened coconut cream from the can, leaving the thinner, more watery liquid behind for use in a smoothie or something later. Beat the cream on high for three minutes or until thickened, adding the sweetener as you go. Divide the whipped coconut cream into two bowls and give each dish a healthy portion of berries on top. Eat right away or refrigerate until you’re ready to devour. Enjoy!

The podcast with the astronomer Johnny talked about

Episode #18 – When The Cookie Crumbles, Make An Ice Cream Sundae

The vibe is, hmm, kinda low key this week as we solve last week’s mystery of the true meaning behind “that’s how the cookie crumbles”, we ponder man kegels and peeing the bed, dive into the ‘why’ behind Johnny’s love for Tim Heidecker and reveal Carly’s failsafe way to scare a fly out of your house.

Links to stuff we reference this episode:

Too Many Cooks (Adult Swim)

On Cinema with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington

Johnny Quit the Band 2

Episode #17 – Imposter Pasta

We are back from a week in the wilderness and riding the good vibes with a stream of consciousness that starts with unpacking the Goldilocks tale and ends with a revelation about cocky roosters. Somewhere in between we pull out some trivia on the origin of everyday sayings, like where “a chip on your shoulder” historically began and why we we would ever beat around a bush.

Links to cool stuff we talk about:

The Serotonin booster – 5-HTP

$20 off your first house cleaning with our Mopify referral link

Ep #16 – How To Look A Breastfeeding Mom In The Eye

We aren’t taking this week lying down — we’re only reclining slightly as we try a new way to get relaxed for the podcast. A game of Would You Rather makes Carly wonder whether she dislikes the game or just the player, we discuss the ethics of breastfeeding—like whether to look a mom in the eye while she breastfeeds and how long moms should breastfeed their kids for—and review a meal delivery service that was supposed to make life easy (and–spoiler–didn’t).

Episode #15 – Love To Your Mothers

Mother’s Day is upon us, and for some strange reason our perspective on this has shifted over the past 15 months or so… (hmm, I wonder what changed? *cough*wehadababy*cough*)

We’re chatting about our new appreciation for our own moms, dissecting how well we divide the work between mom and dad in the household, and speculate on how prominent gender roles still are in the general modern household.

We share a song that Carly wrote for her own mom several Mother’s Days ago, and the story of how it gave her a profound experience on her first day of being a mom.

Also, Johnny talks about the social media move that got him in big trouble as Business Moose when he worked at Club Penguin, and we discuss the contradictions of our social media philosophies and practices.

Here’s the song featured in the podcast:

Episode #14 – Carly Can’t Say ‘Infinity War’ Right (NO SPOILERS)

Tensions are running high as Johnny is coming out of the busiest few weeks of his life and I can’t seem to say Infinity War right.

We recorded this podcast right after seeing Avengers: Infinity War, and I decided to try structuring the podcast a little more by postponing talking about the movie (with ZERO SPOILERS, btw) until later in the podcast. It evoked the rebel in Johnny, who wanted to talk about it right away.

Other topics include:
-being “that dad” from movies, the one who works too much (ie. Peter Banning in Hook)
-how directors become dicks
-finding a balance in parental roles when fitting into gender stereotypes
-Forest’s music video debut
-our new favourite comedian (see links below for trailer!)
-bad comedy crutches
-what NOT to do before seeing Avengers: Infinity War in theatres
-why plastic is so hard to kick

None! We  totally nailed it this episode… unless I’m wrong.

Links mentioned this episode:
-James Acaster Netflix special trailer


Episode #13 – What A Bible Thump Sounds Like

This week we’re going from talking about what kind of Halloween candy the show Riverdale has become to pulling up random Proverbs on Google and applying them to our lives out of context, then arguing about what bible-thumping literally means.

We also introduce a Merriment drinking game, then talk about the developmental leaps that babies go through and swap confessions of accidentally losing our cool when our one year old son can’t sleep. (drink!!)


Bible-thumping definition, a la Wikipedia:

“The term derives from preachers thumping their hands down on the Bible, or thumping the Bible itself, to emphasize a point during a sermon.”

Links to stuff mentioned this episode:

The Wonder Weeks App
-on iTunes
-on Google Play

That podcast where Johnny heard that thing about dreams
Duncan Trussell Family Hour with Anthony Jeselnik

Episode #12 – The Hot Girls Farting Prank

Johnny pulled his favourite prank ever on Carly’s brother, Carly realizes she’s been protecting Forest from discomfort too much, Johnny thinks Carly’s hair might turn into a volcano with her new baking soda shampoo and they’ve figured out possibly the best way to maximize date night.

Corrections and fact-checking:
-umm, so it’s a mortar and pestle apparently
-baking soda comes from the minerals nahcolite and trona
-we meant that laughing releases endorphins… not pheremones, or hormones

Links to stuff mentioned this episode:

Mango Muffins (aka Suzi’s Mango Bread)
-Friggin delish. I used coconut sugar instead of white sugar, making a dozen muffins instead of two loaves. Baked for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Homemade Baking Soda Shampoo
-1 part baking soda with 3 to 4 parts water

Homemade Vinegar Conditioner
-1 part of vinegar (apple or white) with 3 to 4 parts water.

Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant

  • *1/4 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup of Arrowroot Powder
  • 4 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, Soft (room temperature)
  • 1/4 tsp essential oils

*I use 1 Tbsp less baking soda and add 1 extra Tbsp of arrowroot powder for my sensitive skin

Jillian Michaels – Yoga Meltdown
-At 18:20 – “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable”

The Liturgists Podcast – Embodiment

The Disaster House video I showed Johnny

Episode #10 – Two Frozen Apples Hitting Each Other

We’re off on separate adventures this week, so instead of our weekly chat in our living room we’ve dug into the vaults and found something a little different. It’s a call that was recorded just two months into our romance, when Johnny frequently called me at work. You’ll hear me go on the air a few times while returning to some ridiculously enthusiastic or wacky conversation with Johnny. It is definitely obvious we’re still new and shiny! We hope you enjoy.