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
Back from a week away on separate trips, we’re talking about the hellish last 100km of C & F’s roadtrip, how different fresh shrimp from the organic Vietnamese mangrove tastes, new hairy patches and the subtle gender oppression felt when falling into mom cliches.
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.
As we prepare to head off in separate directions for the next week after one crazy busy month, we share some merry musings about baby geniuses, psychedelics influencing science (and also Johnny’s work), the best and easiest April Fools reveal and how to handle a moody partner when the honeymoon phase ends.
Mercury is retrograde you guys (IS retrograde, ditch the “in”—you heard it from us) and it’s affecting your mail.
We went into this week’s Merriment podcast feeling a little lacklustre and sure it would be a low key night, but somehow we got all jazzed about Mercury retrograde and how we can blame things on it. We also have a rousing discussion about where ideas come from, and when exactly baby feet get stinky.
This video we posted of Forest dancing to MGMT has gone viral since the last time we spoke. Apparently our kid is making people cry laughing all over the world. How great is that?!
So in this conversation we’re talking about the video, what was actually going on in the room, we talk about some of the comments, as well as the parental concerns and licensing logistics that came along with Forest’s popular dance moves.
In this episode we go fully authentic, letting the stream of consciousness flow and ending up confronting some less-than-savory behaviours, like scaring friends away and being mean to each other since becoming parents. All while laughing over glasses of ‘tingy’ wine and musing about the word ‘refreshments’.
We’re focusing on a specific theme for this episode: the human need for a “village”, not just to raise a child but to live a happy and healthy life as well. We talk about a famous little village in Pennsylvania in the 1960s, and brainstorm how to channel that village in a modern world.
In this episode, we open up about the news that rocked our world and put the podcast on hold for a while, candidly discussing our beautiful friend Kyle and the grieving process we’ve each been navigating over the past few weeks.