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The Complete Guide to Everything

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A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedia, consider yourselves on warning.

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A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedia, consider yourselves on warning.

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Best podcast going. Tom and Tim’s banter is somehow always delightfully funny without ever being annoying. Listening to TCGTE is like having friends without having actual obligations.

Tim and Tom are delightful

By Somelikeitscarlet - Dec 05 2019
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I have listened to this podcast for years! I fall asleep listening to this podcast every night, and while that may not sound like a compliment, it is! They are entertaining and engaging which keeps my mind from running 100 miles/hr AND since the podcast is more comedy than it is educational, it allows me to comfortably drift off to sleep. Love the podcast! Highly recommend.

iTunes Ratings

1340 Ratings
Average Ratings
1043
57
33
53
154

Best podcast

By evilJSA - Dec 08 2019
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Best podcast going. Tom and Tim’s banter is somehow always delightfully funny without ever being annoying. Listening to TCGTE is like having friends without having actual obligations.

Tim and Tom are delightful

By Somelikeitscarlet - Dec 05 2019
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I have listened to this podcast for years! I fall asleep listening to this podcast every night, and while that may not sound like a compliment, it is! They are entertaining and engaging which keeps my mind from running 100 miles/hr AND since the podcast is more comedy than it is educational, it allows me to comfortably drift off to sleep. Love the podcast! Highly recommend.

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The Complete Guide to Everything

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A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedia, consider yourselves on warning.

Charles Manson

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This week we talk about Charles Manson, a man famous for horrible things. Please be warned: Tim and Tom share what may be a somewhat controversial opinion: we don't like him. We make no apologies for this fact.
Also we talk about old department stores and giving gum to the animals at the zoo! We also introduce our brand new segment "The Complete Guide Mailbag." Get in on the fun by sending us mail! Here's our address:
The Complete Guide to Everything
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Greenpoint
Brooklyn, New York 11222-0395
This episode is brought to you by Audible. For a free 30 day trial and an audiobook download of your choice, sign up at tcgte.com/audible.

Jul 06 2014

1hr 8mins

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Minecraft

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This week we discuss Minecraft, the worldwide phenomenon that somehow Tim was completely unaware of. Luckily Tom is there to explain it all. Then we hatch schemes to live inside our Minecraft creations when the technology is finally available. We also talk about Bill Gates' magical video walls and what we would do with the giant letters from Yankee Stadium.
This week's episode is brought to you by Loot Crate - go to lootcrate.com/everything and enter code "EVERYTHING" to save $3 on any new subscription!
We're also sponsored by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial and audiobook of your choice at audiblepodcast.com/everything.

Mar 14 2015

1hr 6mins

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Stand - Up Comedy

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This week we talk about that thing people in suits do with a microphone in front of a brick wall: stand-up comedy. Things get a little heated when we go through a strange list of best-ever comedians from 2005. Also, Tom tries to start a feud with an actor that nobody has ever heard of.

Dec 05 2015

1hr 13mins

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Running

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This week we’re talking all about walking… FAST that is. That’s right: running. You’ve heard about it, you’ve thought about it, you’ve maybe even seen other people doing it and thought: hey, that looks like fun but where would I even start? Here. Here is where you would start. Along with running, we also talk about the Lockhorns, Tim never having had the wind knocked out of him and we answer a question about Chipotle in France.

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A second TCGTE show has been added to the London Podcast Festival! Tickets on sale now for Friday, Sept. 14 at 7pm @ tcgte.com/live 

Aug 12 2018

1hr 9mins

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Meditation

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In today’s mixed-up, topsy-turvy, herky-jerky world sometimes it’s important to take a minute and give your gosh dang brain a break. That’s where meditation comes in. This week we’re talking about all of it. Mindfulness? Yes. Guided? You bet. Transcendental? You know it! Also this week Tom asks Tim a very important question.

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Feb 11 2019

1hr 11mins

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Snapchat

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Want to know more about the hottest app all the kids are using? You've come to the right place! Listen to two men in their 30s try to explain Snapchat. Also: Tom has a soup-related announcement, we have questions about McDonaldland and we solve a problem from a listener who had her package stolen from a post office.

Feb 06 2017

1hr 14mins

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Paul Rudd

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He’s America’s favorite immortal boy: Paul Rudd. This week we’re going over his entire filmography as well as solving a listener problem concerning their carbon footprint.

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Nov 03 2019

1hr 9mins

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CBD

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Look, we're not drugs people but this week we're talking about something drugs-adjacent, so be cool. CBD, which is derived from dirty filthy drugs, is legal in the US and has somehow become the hottest new trend. Since we're essentially investigative journalists, we had to try it for ourselves and report back. Also, Tom talks way too much about how scared he is by Tim's fast driving.

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Mar 03 2019

1hr 7mins

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Fortnite

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Tom loves this video game Fortnite Battle Royale so much that he insisted on talking about it for an hour. So that's what we're doing this week.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Check out squarespace.com/guide for a free trial and use offer code GUIDE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or a domain.

Apr 16 2018

1hr 5mins

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Taylor Swift

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This week we talk about the polarizing pop star Taylor Swift in a manner befitting two men in their 30s who have a tenuous grasp on what young people enjoy. We trace her career from her roots in country music to her current role as Global Welcome Ambassador for New York City, a place she has lived for 6 months. Oh well. Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.
On this episode we also announce our Patreon campaign, which includes a new mini-podcast called Amazing Facts. If that sentence doesn't make any sense to you, check out tcgte.com/pledge for more info.
And Tom has a new book out! You can get it at tcgte.com/tom.

Oct 31 2014

1hr 21mins

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Personal Finance

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This week we’re talking about personal finance, and to kick it off we decide to talk about a bunch of things we don’t understand, such as the iPhone app Bitstrips, the NSA, running robots, soldiers’ personal assistants, Second Life destroying relationships, addicting iPhone games and Snapchat.
Later Tom rants about the new fancy pants “Coin” credit credit bluetooth do-hicky for your phone while simultaneously defending his nerd watch, leading to Tim demanding to go through Tom’s wallet card by card live on air. Tim also talks about the time his identity was stolen and resulted in fraudulent adult website charges on his credit card as Tom explains how he uses American Express as his own personal small business bully before explaining his plans to sell his PS4 to a spoiled child.
We also solve a listener problem from a college guy who’s girlfriend doesn’t want anyone to know she’s his girlfriend.
This week's episode is brought to you by Audible. Get a free audiobook download and 30-day trial by signing up at tcgte.com/audible.

Nov 18 2013

1hr 11mins

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Area 51

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Do you want to know more about aliens hidden at secret government facilities?
Do you want to see Donald Trump kiss a bunch of people on television?
Do commercials for toilet paper make you irrationally angry?
If you answered yes to these questions, this is the podcast episode for you!
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Apr 12 2015

1hr 6mins

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Golf

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This week we talk about the sport that all the gentleman go wild for: golf. From putting to sand traps, we cover it all. Plus, Tom sees some ridiculous fashion choices on a train and Tim shares a horrible story involving a horse.
This week's episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. To get your first three meals free (with free shipping), head to blueapron.com/everything.

Jun 25 2016

1hr 8mins

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Prince

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We heard the news that Prince passed away shortly before we recorded this week's episode, so this week we talked about Prince and how cool he was. Also, in a followup to last week's Oculus Rift episode, Tom explains how he is transitioning to living in cyberspace full-time.

Apr 24 2016

1hr 10mins

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Gardening

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This week we're talking plants, and not the kind that the government puts in place to keep an eye on you. We also solve a problem from an accidental dog caregiver who doesn't like the attention his dog gets.

Jun 18 2017

1hr 10mins

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Dogs

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Dogs! Everyone’s favorite four-legged friends. But what do we really know about them? It turns out that we know a lot and we discuss that this week. From the depressing origin of the phrase “raining like cats and dogs” to Tom’s story of meeting his dog in human form inside of a dream, we cover it all.

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Dec 03 2018

1hr 13mins

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Tim and Tom's True Tales of Terror

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For the thrilling conclusion of Halloween Month, we get personal and share our own terrifying tales from our lives. You wouldn't think that two guys who grew up in a middle class Long Island suburb would have encountered so much paranormal phenomena growing up, but the things we've seen will make your skin crawl. From UFOs to Mothmen, grisly murders to g-g-g-ghosts, we've seen it all. This week we finally break our silence and tell all.

Oct 27 2019

1hr 8mins

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Lucid Dreaming

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This week we're talking all about lucid dreaming. What's lucid dreaming? It's when you know you're in a dream! You'll be thinking, "Am I HAVING a dream? If so, I never want to wake up!" when you listen to this amazing episode!
Also we solve a listener problem about Jeopardy! that makes Tim jealous.

Jul 24 2016

1hr 9mins

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Pokémon Go

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This week two men in their 30s will infuriate a bunch of you by trying to make sense of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. We also solve a problem from a listener who can't get rid of an annoying friend.
This episode is brought to you by Loot Crate. Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box service for epic geek and gamer items and pop culture gear. For less than $20 a month you get 4-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel, collectibles, unique one of a kind items and more! Make sure to head to lootcrate.com/everything and enter code EVERYTHING to save $3 on any new subscription!

Jul 16 2016

1hr 19mins

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Wrestling

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This week's episode begins with the disappointment that Tim and Tom were unable to attend this year's Wrestlemania and the full intention of doing the episode about a different subject entirely before the power of Wrestlemania flat-out demands that they instead indeed talk almost exclusively about wrestling. Of course this means talking about the recent Hulk Hogan Uncensored at the Beacon Theatre that neither attended, a nearly screenplay accurate recounting of the Wrestling Buddies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XllxxslzkGU) commercial and Tim's close encounter with a Murphy bed.
Also discussed in depth this week: Tom's legacy as a two-term class president in high school and his attempts at recreating a wrestling fundraiser he and Tim both attended as young children where Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka screamed at him.
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Apr 19 2013

1hr 3mins

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The Best Movies of the 2010s

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It's the end of the decade, so it's time for two guys who love watchin' flicks weigh in on which movies captured our hearts over the last 10 years. Noted flicksmen Tim and Tom go through their top 10 movies of the decade (well, Tom only has a top 9 list due to a miscalculation) and only fight a little bit.

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Dec 08 2019

1hr 23mins

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Papa John

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In this special episode of TCGTE, we order a Papa John’s pizza and eat it (off-mic at Tim’s insistence) to see if the quality really has dropped as much as noted racist Papa John claims. Also Tim is menaced by a squirrel and we solve a problem about snooping on your neighbors using LinkedIn.

Dec 02 2019

1hr 12mins

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Disney+

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The House of Mouse has entered the Streaming Wars! This week we're talking about Disney+, which includes the Mandalorian, Marvel, all the films that have been released from the Disney Vault and even the boring stuff like National Geographic.

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Nov 24 2019

1hr 9mins

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Role Playing Games

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Some say we all have a role to play in this life, others say I’d rather be playing role playing games! Well we’re with the latter this week as we discuss role playing games. Also Tim gets an important and potentially life changing text message during the show, we see a dog play Jenga, talk about poop pills and Murphy beds. Also we solve a listener problem concerning running out of things to say in Spanish.

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This episode is sponsored by Peloton. Go to onepeloton.com and use the code GUIDE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread.

Nov 18 2019

1hr 11mins

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Coworking Spaces

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We all gotta do work, right? But where should we go to do that work? Increasingly, people are choosing coworking spaces because of the flexibility, affordability and free alcohol. Also, did you know that autocorrect will sometimes change the word "coworking" too "cowering"?

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Nov 10 2019

1hr 7mins

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Paul Rudd

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He’s America’s favorite immortal boy: Paul Rudd. This week we’re going over his entire filmography as well as solving a listener problem concerning their carbon footprint.

Head over to Squarespace.com/GUIDE for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code GUIDE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

Nov 03 2019

1hr 9mins

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Tim and Tom's True Tales of Terror

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For the thrilling conclusion of Halloween Month, we get personal and share our own terrifying tales from our lives. You wouldn't think that two guys who grew up in a middle class Long Island suburb would have encountered so much paranormal phenomena growing up, but the things we've seen will make your skin crawl. From UFOs to Mothmen, grisly murders to g-g-g-ghosts, we've seen it all. This week we finally break our silence and tell all.

Oct 27 2019

1hr 8mins

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Halloween Month continues this week as Tom reads the novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson and explains it to Tim. Also the boys spend a weekend away in the woods and Tim reads some personal insults Tom has sent him over the years.

This episode is sponsored by Peloton. Go to onepeloton.com and use the code GUIDE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread.

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Oct 20 2019

1hr 11mins

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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A man with no head riding a horse. What could be scarier than that?? Nothing, that's what. This week we talk about one of the scariest stories ever published: Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It's got the Headless Horseman, a goofball named Ichabod Crane, a surprising amount of long passages describing food and, because it was written in the 1800s, some inexcusable racism.

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Oct 13 2019

1hr 14mins

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Pumpkins

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The gourd that we all adored, the savory treat that we like to eat, that’s right we’re talking all about the orange guys: pumpkins. Picking ‘em, carving ‘em, eating ‘em, heck even smashing them. It’s the triumphant return of the spookiest time of year: Halloween Month and we’re kicking it off talking all about these rotund rascals. Also Tim and Tom finally went to a Billy Joel concert together.

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Oct 06 2019

1hr 6mins

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Spas

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Does your body hurt all day every day? Does the simple act of living your life put you in near constant physical pain? Well if so, you should head to a spa. This week, Tom recounts his recent trip to a spa including tales about how he almost got cooked alive and how he saw all types of different naked people.

Sep 29 2019

1hr 7mins

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Murder (Live in London)

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This week we’re live in London talking about everyone’s favorite podcast topic: Murder! We talk about famous murderers, murdering each other, etc. It’s really a lot of lighthearted fun.

Also we solve TWO listener problems live: a 19 year-old who is afraid she won’t be able to relate to 18 year-olds and a man trying to get a recruitment bounty.

Sep 22 2019

1hr 9mins

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Seltzer

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The fizzy stuff! This week, we're talking about water with carbonation in it, or as we know it, seltzer. We cover it all, from the boring plain stuff, to the flavored versions and even the kind that will get you drunk.

This episode is sponsored by Peloton. Go to onepeloton.com and use the code GUIDE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread.

Sep 15 2019

1hr 7mins

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Packing

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Time to pack your bags and hit the road, because this week that’s what we’re talking about: packing your bags and hitting road. Tim has an 11 day trip coming up, and Tom has a 3 day one so it’s time to start thinking about what to bring. How much is too much? How little is too little? Also we solve a listener problem concerning how to start getting people to call you a new, fake name.

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Sep 08 2019

1hr 9mins

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Naps

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What do you do when you want to sleep, but not spend your whole day or night unconscious? Take a nap! This week, we discuss all things naps, but first Tom makes an apology (and then retracts that apology). We also solve a problem from a listener with a bad co-worker.

Sep 01 2019

1hr 11mins

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Generation X

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The slackers that everyone loves to hate. That’s right, this week we’re talking all about the Baby Boomers’ second favorite target of ire, Generation X. Slackers, flannel shirts, grunge, working in a coffee shop, it’s all here as well as a frank discussion about pooping your pants.

Aug 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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Frozen Treats

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According to the internet, we're smack dab in the middle of a "hot girl summer." How do you cool down during such a thing? Well, with some frozen treats. Listen as Tom goes off the rails trying to come up with a standard definition of frozen treats and constantly lashes out at Tim for trying to help. We also solve a problem from a listener who is headed to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Aug 18 2019

1hr 12mins

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Inbox Zero

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Go from being an Email Zero to an Email Hero this week as we discuss the idea of Inbox Zero: aka keeping your email inbox completely empty all the time. Productivity and Lifestyle Guru Tim tells Tom all of his tips about a thing he’s been doing for less than a week.

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Aug 11 2019

1hr 12mins

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Babysitting

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People everywhere are giving birth to children and committing to feeding and raising them but everyone keeps running into the same problem: what do you do when you have a baby or a small child and you want to go see a movie or hang out at a fancy cocktail bar? Well, it turns out you can hire babysitters. This week, two childless men in their thirties discuss how babysitting works. We also solve a problem from a listener who keeps becoming friends with his clients at work.

LONDON! We're doing shows at the London Podcast Festival September 13 and 14. Get tickets at tcgte.com/live.

Aug 04 2019

1hr 12mins

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Dips

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When I dip, you dip, we dip. And baby, this week we’re ALL dipping into dips, God’s favorite food. We count down the best dips, the worst dips, hell even the best stuff to dip IN dips. Also we solve a problem with a co-worker blocking a listener on Instagram so he can flirt with another co-worker. It’s less complicated than it sounds.

Jul 28 2019

1hr 15mins

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