Rank #1: Rhode Island Stereotypes
This week we talk to Eric from Villains On Vacation all about Rhode Island Stereotypes. This may be the ultimate #letcourtneyeat episode because we get in depth with Rhode Island foods like clam chowder and it's proper color, coffee milk, pizza strips, Del's Lemonade, and lots of other funny sounding foods that made us almost mark this episode as 'explicit' because even though they are names of foods our favorite hater likes to report us for stupid things. We talk about Lizzy Borden, the conjuring, and the craigslist killer (who was actually in Boston). Courtney learns about Polo matches, bubblers, and the big blue bug. So for everyone living in the 401 have a listen and laugh at your states stereotype and for everyone else learn something about this little state. Be sure to keep your eye out for when we start voting in June when Rhode Island is up against Pennsylvania.
Jan 19 2021
Rank #2: Hawaii Stereotypes
Season 2 starts off with one of the states with the more well known stereotypes. Join Courtney and Jay while they talk to Taryn, a life long Hawaii resident and Courtneys good friend, about Hawaii and why it should win the state with the coolest stereotype in America. Spoiler Alert * It's not because of pineapple pizza and Jay talking about wearing a coconut bra comes up more than once.
To find out more see our extended show notes at coiesquestions.com and click on Hawaii. Make sure to check out the blog on Thursday to see Amandas food recommendations for the week. Join the search for the state with the coolest stereotype in America here.
How awesome is our new podcast artwork? Keep an eye out to see how it changes throughout the week. We are so glad we found Lopez Lab Designs to work with to make this season better than ever.
Jan 12 2021
Rank #3: Eating Through The Holidays and Amanda Donahue
Jay wants to make sure there is a **WARNING** at the beginning of the show notes letting everyone know we are talking about food for an hour so if you are hungry you should get something to eat.
This week we bring back the official dietitian of Coie's Questions to talk all about eating healthy during the holidays and how to go about getting back on track if you don't eat quite so healthily. Any conversation about food would not be complete with out mentioning Courtneys new bff Eric and how he taught us about the Oreo Challenge. Listen to that episode here. We are still waiting on Jay to post him doing the challenge and something tells us we are going to be waiting for quite awhile. Amanda is back to talk with us all about mindful eating, holiday foods and smells, and how food is a social thing more than we realize. Don't worry y'all, she isn't going to make you give up all the good things in the name of being healthy. Amanda wants everyone to know there is always room for everyones favorite food. Spoiler Alert she is going to remind y'all to focus on those veggies, healthy carbs, lean protein, and portion sizes. Jay wants everyone to know he wants plates full of steak. What else is new?
Amanda talks again about how there isn't really "bad foods" there are energy dense foods and slowing down while eating helps a lot. Jay struggles with that concept while Courtney shares about how she doesn't like her food to touch. Yes really, and she totally would be down to use a divider plate so if you know where to get one let us know! We talk about mindful eating, how to outsmart the buffet, and a dietitians super sneaky tip for all meals. If you take one thing away from this episode Amanda wants you to know not to skip meals. That isn't going to help anything.
We have a discussion about dark chocolate and Jay says no men keep that in the house it's for girls only so if you're a man that keeps dark chocolate in the house please let us know, and if you don't want to be like jay you can get some dark chocolate here and we will be giving some away in our ultimate Christmas guest giveaway.
Jay says he feels like he is having 'food confession' and even starts it with forgive me dietitian. We talk about substituting in holiday baking and Jay points out a banana will never taste like a steak. For anyone who thought it might. Amanda tells us about a 5 ingredient banana pancake we need to try and that leads us to finding out Jay has no idea who Jack Johnson is and really needs to listen to Banana Pancakes.
Dec 01 2020
Rank #4: Halloween and Other Scary Things
Join us this week as "Producer Jay" makes another appearance. We talk the best ways to eat candy or not... We talk Halloween safety and trunk or treats. Courtney talks candy and how she ended up in an Instagram argument. Jay struggles to produce and defends haunted houses. This episode is a wild ride you will want see through, even if it spooky.
Oct 27 2020
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Rank #5: Jordan Lloyd and Visual History
This week Jordan Lloyd joins us to tell us all about being a visual historian and what exactly that is and how he ended up in this career field. Check out our extended show notes at coiesquestions.com/history to see more of what was talked about in this episode.
Oct 21 2020
Rank #6: Union The Book and Special Guests Jordan Blashek and Chris Hough
Join us this week while we talk to special guests Jordan Blashek and Chris Hough authors of Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground. We talk about what made them want to write a book, what the most impactful thing they learned during this journey was, and of course Courtney asks them the burning questions from the book like if they figured out what coolant is for, if they stoped and ate at the big Texan, and of course how they eat Oreos.
Oct 14 2020
Rank #7: Puppetry and special guest Eric Wright
This week Eric Wright, puppeteer and co-founder of The Puppet Kitchen joins Courtney and Jay to talk about all things puppetry and Meeting Monster, the coolest thing you never knew you needed for your next zoom call . We talk about what got Eric into puppetry and how the O'Neill National Puppetry Conference changed his life. Courtney shares a tidbit about the time she saw a ventriloquist on a cruise ship, and Jay nerds out talking about Dungeons and Dragons. We talk with Eric about living his dreams as a puppeteer in the cast of Little Shop of Horrors Off-Broadway and his dream as a puppet designer would be working with Disney to bring Fantasia to Broadway.
We learn all about the different kinds of puppets from finger puppets to toy theater and Courtney has a moment where she fan girls over Snuffleupagus. Yeah, we know. We talk about puppets in daily life and how they aren't just for kids. Courtney needs to know if the puppets are for adults or "for adults" and we talk about Baby Yoda and Howdy Doody. As always check out our extended show notes at coiesquestions.com/puppetry and stay tuned to our instagram for a giveaway brought to you by The Puppet Kitchen.
Sep 29 2020
Rank #8: 23 and Not Me
This week join Courtney and Jay as they discuss DNA testing and make sure you have your tin foil hat because yet again Courtney goes there. We discuss some more realistic fears with DNA sequencing companies and Jay gives a list of reasons companies like AncestryDNA and 23 & Me could be beneficial. As always check out our extended show notes at coiesquestions.com/dna
Sep 22 2020
Rank #9: Legalizing Marijuana and why we should just do it
This week tune to listen to Courtney and Jay debate if Marijuana should be recreationally legalized. Jay starts the episode against it while Courtney thinks we should just make weed legal already. Jay uses some of his very unique terms when it comes to talking about drugs and we both discuss how as friends in the same high school we had very different experiences with weed and what we associated it with. Spoiler Alert neither of us used any kind of drug in high school. Courtney does point out however, that her group of friends were the ones to sell weed to Jays group of friends and while Jay wasn't aware of that fact he does make it known that he isn't surprised. Through out Jays rambles and Courtneys laughter at some of his wording we do eventually get to a pretty agreeable outcome. Listen to find out which one of us convinces the other to change their mind. As always read our extended show notes at coiesquestions.com/legalizeit
Sep 08 2020
Rank #10: Aphantasia and special guest Izzy Levin
This week join us as we talk all about Aphantasia and Courtney wonders if she has this condition as well. While Izzy explains Aphantasia to Jay he starts to feel like something is wrong with his brain because he doesn't have any issues visualizing with his minds eye. He actually has a very vivid minds eye and can even smell and taste things he imagines. Courtney and Izzy bond over their love of Reddit, Jay tells his mom he has not forgotten about how much she hated it when he dug trenches in her rose bushes, and Courtney talks about her imaginary dog Purple that changed colors when wet. Courtney asks Izzy if she has ever had a paranormal experience, an invisible friend, or an ice cream headache and swears she really does have a point to these seemingly weird sounding questions. She also needs to know what y'all call it an ice cream headache or brain freeze. By the end of the episode Jay can finally pronounce Aphantasia. More information as always at our extended show notes at coiesquestions.com/aphantasia
Sep 01 2020