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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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By Mi-marie - Feb 20 2020
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The tangents Tim & Tom go off on are crack me up. Every episode tickles me immensely.

I LOVE THIS POD!!!

By overlordrunt777 - Jan 26 2020
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This is my #1 pod!! I really like listining and enjoy laughing at your jokes!

iTunes Ratings

1404 Ratings
Average Ratings
1086
63
37
53
165

Entertaining

By Mi-marie - Feb 20 2020
Read more
The tangents Tim & Tom go off on are crack me up. Every episode tickles me immensely.

I LOVE THIS POD!!!

By overlordrunt777 - Jan 26 2020
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This is my #1 pod!! I really like listining and enjoy laughing at your jokes!
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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.

Rank #1: 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
P.O. Box 395
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

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Aug 12 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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.

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Apr 16 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: Stephen King

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It's Christmastime, so this week we're doing an episode about noted horror novelist Stephen King. This guy does it all: writes books, has movies made based on his books, produces miniseries based on the same books successful movies have already been based on, and predicts the future in the books written by his pseudonym.
Also, Tom gets a weird contraption for his back and we solve a problem from a listener who expects us to figure out his whole life for him.

Dec 19 2014

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: Martial Arts

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This week we talk about Martial Arts, because we've both been endlessly fascinated by people punching and kicking each other. First, we recap our NYC live show and our experience at an open mic comedy night in which the comedian is a horrible racist. Then Tim talks about a Judo championship match he is attending because of the prospect of free beer, and Tom reminisces about being a teenager and studying the art of karate in a strip mall dojo alongside a sad man in his 30s. Then, we solve a problem from a listener who is dating a man considerably older than her.
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Apr 19 2013

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: Apple Watch

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This week we’re talking about the latest gizmo to completely change the world and allow you to finally forget about all of your problems: Apple Watch. Also, Tom explains to Tim the video game Destiny and we solve a listener problem concerning not liking seafood.
This week's episode is brought to you by Amazon. Did you know that they now sell more than just books? It’s true! They started selling other stuff about 10 years ago. You can find out all about it at tcgte.com/amazon.

Sep 15 2014

1hr 7mins

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: Cereal

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It’s the topic that the entire podcasting world is talking about: Cereal. This week we’re talking all about that stuff you eat in the morning that is mostly sugar. From Cap’n Crunch variants to the multitude of monster cereals on the market, we cover it all this week.

Jan 10 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: Supermarket Shopping

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This week we take on the thrilling subject of purchasing your food at the supermarket, a process that often confounds Tim and Tom despite that they are grown men in their 30s.
 In this episode we talk about getting into altercations with experienced shoppers in supermarkets, the merits of leaving milk in the refrigerator until it solidifies for easier disposal, tricking your children into thinking your favorite cereal is health food, the many infurating new flavors of mayonnaise and the strange cases of Miracle Whip and Cool Whip.
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Apr 19 2013

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: Writing

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Everyone wants to write a book, but nobody knows how! Well, some people do and one of them happens to be Tom, one of the hosts of this very podcast. In this episode, we talk about the writing process, give some tips & tricks, and somehow wind up in a conversation about alarm clocks.

Oh, and head to Amazon and check out Tom's new book, Omni's Fall!

Mar 31 2019

1hr 3mins

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HBO Max

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We overcome tremendous technical difficulties to bring to you and episode you probably don’t want: HBO Max. Come hear all of our thoughts about the newest streaming service that Tim and Tom share using Tom’s mom’s cable login.

Also be sure to check out this week’s Patreon episode “The Great American Book Quiz” at patreon.com/completeguide

May 31 2020

1hr 9mins

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The Prom

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Are you a teen that's bummed that you can't have your prom this year? Don't be! We'll explain why proms stink and share our own personal stories to prove it. Also, in this episode we talk a lot about waterbeds and hot tubs: two very cool things.

May 25 2020

1hr 4mins

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Video Conferencing Etiquette

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The future is here and it’s called “video conferencing.” While it may seem like a sci-fi fantasy, the technology to speak face-to-face across a “video screen” has actually been a reality for years now. But the rules of normal polite society are often thrown out the window by people too blown away by the mechanical marvel that is “video conferencing.” This week we’ll be going over the do’s and don’ts of this brave new world. Also we solve a listener’s problems with flies.

May 18 2020

1hr 6mins

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80s Candy

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The 1980s were a seminal decade for delicious candy that was also pretty disgusting. It was also a pretty good decade for kids being just unsupervised enough to buy and eat whatever candy they wanted without their parents or guardians really caring. This week we discuss the candy we ate in the 80s, and we also decide to get really into Korean baseball.

May 11 2020

1hr 7mins

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Cutting Your Own Hair

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Desperate times call for desperate measures. This week we talk about how to cut your own hair, from using the ol’ scissors to fancy new fangled gadgets like the Flowbee. Also Tom talks about his new ice cream machine.

May 03 2020

1hr 7mins

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Sleeping

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Love it or hate it, it's time to face facts -- we all gotta sleep! Every day, if possible. This week we're discussing all the things that happen when we turn out the lights and go unconscious for several hours each night. Also, Tom explains a harrowing bathroom mishap.

Apr 26 2020

1hr 2mins

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Moon Conspiracies

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Did we ever really land on the moon? Is the moon made out of green cheese? Does the moon even exist in the first place? Or is it a hologram or a hollow spaceship? All of these are perfectly valid ideas that we explore this week. Also, a discussion of how depressing network television is right now.

Apr 19 2020

1hr 4mins

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Quibi

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In an episode that's roughly 6-8 quibis long, we talk about the brand new streaming service that you have to watch on your phone. Enjoy this longbite in which we discuss the merits of a service that makes you pay for a bunch of short shows that aren't very good.

Apr 13 2020

1hr 6mins

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Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems Despite Everything Else Going On

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We’re taking our mind off our own problems by solving some other people’s problems this week. From co-workers covering the smell of poop with perfume to roommates not washing their hands we pretty much cover every type of problem there is currently facing the world.

Apr 05 2020

1hr 6mins

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Animal Crossing

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Join Timmy and Tommy as we guide you through the hottest Nintendo game of the moment, Animal Crossing. It takes us a while to get to the point, but just go with it and you'll hear a funny story about Tom being the star of a drugs competition along the way.

Mar 29 2020

1hr 5mins

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Self-Isolation

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We try to keep it light considering the circumstances, but this week we’re talking all about the newest fad that’s sweeping the globe: staying inside all the time. On this special remote edition we offer up our best tips as to how to keep from going stir crazy while staying safe.

Mar 23 2020

1hr 11mins

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Key West (Part Two)

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This week we bring you just what everyone needs right now: a guy recounting more of his recent vacation. That's right, Tom went to Key West and all his exciting tales couldn't be contained in just one hour. So sit back and enjoy hearing more about what Key West, Florida has to offer.

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Mar 15 2020

1hr 6mins

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Key West (Part One)

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This week Tom goes on vacation and you the listener gets to come along! Actually he went on vacation last week, but he’s back to tell you all about his week of fun in the sun in Key West, Florida. Mostly it’s about going on a ghost hunting tour. Okay, it’s entirely about going on a ghost hunting tour but that’s because Tom caught evidence of a REAL GHOST on camera. Next week we’ll he’ll discuss the rest.

Mar 08 2020

1hr 8mins

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Morning Routines

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Mornings. Literally everybody hates them, but they come every single g.d. day and there's nothing we can do about it. This week we share the morning routines we follow to try to make that time of day less terrible and talk about what successful people recommend. Plus, Tom becomes obsessed with a trashy reality TV show.

Mar 02 2020

1hr 1min

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Milk

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Milk, milk, milk, it's all anyone can talk about anymore. But between cow's milk, almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, and more how can you choose? I'll tell you how, by listening to this episode entitled simply "Milk." Also a frank and honestly overdue talk about Werther's Originals. Lastly we solve a problem involving mistaken identity in the workplace.

Feb 23 2020

1hr 7mins

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Playground Games

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Hey, we were all kids once, and what do kids love to do? That's right, play games. And where do they play these games? Duh, on the grounds literally named for all the playing that's done on them (playgrounds). 

This week we cover a bunch of games. Do we talk about every single playground game? Of course not. That would be ridiculous. But we do the big ones: hide and seek, tag, freeze tag, TV tag, capture the flag, cops and robbers, and pretty much all the other hits, as well as some cooler, underground games that you've probably never even heard of. We also talk about horses.


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Feb 16 2020

1hr 7mins

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Date Night

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Valentine’s Day is coming up and you’re probably wondering where to go on a date with your significant other. Have no fear, because romance experts Tim and Tom are here to tell you about all the different types of dates there are as well as some ideas for dates for cheapskates. Also we talk about pooping your pants but it’s unrelated.

Feb 10 2020

1hr 3mins

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Brad Pitt

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You know him as the handsome man from all the films, but you also know him as a guy who can look cool while eating an apple. That's right, this week we're talkin' Brad Pitt. From young hunk, to Hollywood elder statesman who is also a hunk, we cover his on and off screen life. We also discover a strange short film that cost $70 million to produce.

Feb 02 2020

1hr 8mins

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McDonaldland

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A place of fun, fantasy and french fries: McDonaldland! This week we’re talking about the magical place that a corporation invented to sell poison to children. Also Tom spends over 5 hours in a theatre to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway.

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Jan 27 2020

1hr 6mins

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Insomnia

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In these troubled times, sleeping can be hard. This week, we discuss all the ways you can shut your brain off for ten seconds so you can fall asleep and we also solve a problem from a lady whose housemate wants to steal her room. But first, some breaking news about Burt Ward.

Jan 20 2020

1hr 9mins

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iTunes Ratings

1404 Ratings
Average Ratings
1086
63
37
53
165

Entertaining

By Mi-marie - Feb 20 2020
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The tangents Tim & Tom go off on are crack me up. Every episode tickles me immensely.

I LOVE THIS POD!!!

By overlordrunt777 - Jan 26 2020
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This is my #1 pod!! I really like listining and enjoy laughing at your jokes!