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An Acquired Taste Podcast

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Rank #71 in Personal Journals category

Comedy
Society & Culture
Personal Journals
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Every week Bethany and Kathleen get together to chat about their lives and what's weird in the world, and they're inviting you to join them! Pull up a chair. Pour yourself something warm or strong or bubbly. There's room at the Tastebud Table for everyone.

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Every week Bethany and Kathleen get together to chat about their lives and what's weird in the world, and they're inviting you to join them! Pull up a chair. Pour yourself something warm or strong or bubbly. There's room at the Tastebud Table for everyone.

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Love this!

By babyshine - Mar 14 2019
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These women are incredible! I love this podcast and look forward to it every week.

For all the misfits

By 3697 - Feb 25 2019
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Love this qwerty podcast. Can’t wait for Wednesday’s Thanks ladies

iTunes Ratings

2386 Ratings
Average Ratings
2321
29
16
5
15

Love this!

By babyshine - Mar 14 2019
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These women are incredible! I love this podcast and look forward to it every week.

For all the misfits

By 3697 - Feb 25 2019
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Love this qwerty podcast. Can’t wait for Wednesday’s Thanks ladies

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An Acquired Taste Podcast

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Every week Bethany and Kathleen get together to chat about their lives and what's weird in the world, and they're inviting you to join them! Pull up a chair. Pour yourself something warm or strong or bubbly. There's room at the Tastebud Table for everyone.

116: Truck Nuts & Enya

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Listener Jess has an impossible neighbor and needs advice on how to deal with him. What do you do when you have a conflict with someone who’s completely unreasonable? Plus, we need your help for next week’s topic!

Apr 26 2018

25mins

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And This is Where the Footprints Ended - REPLAY

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To make sure you’re properly in the Halloween mood, we’ve collected our favorite scary stories from the past two years that you, our beloved TasteBuds, have sent us! Settle in for some scary fun and if anyone knocks on your door, don’t look out the peephole…..

Oct 24 2018

36mins

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100: Episode One-Hundo (100 In Layman's Terms)

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The women celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast! Bethany gives you a Mad Lib resolution to play at home + screw resolutions anyway! Also: planner porn.

Jan 03 2018

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150: Never Fight with a Woman Who Doesn’t Have Her Anxiety Medication

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HAPPY SEASON 2! It’s 2019 and it’s all about the fresh starts and those C H O N K Y old-school Kelly Clarkson highlights! Bethany tells you how to use !science! to nail your New Year’s resolution, and then the women talk to “A,” a therapist in NYC who tells them what therapists are REALLY thinking as you pour your heart out. Plus a special message from podcast sister Sam and everyone’s new favorite TasteBud checks back in!  

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Jan 03 2019

1hr 5mins

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130: Bachelorette Party Hijinks & Murder for the Whole Family

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We have so many feelings! Kathleen, Sam and Bethany all brought in things they wanted to talk about so it’s a mixed bag episode! Grab your headlamp and buckle up, kids.

Aug 01 2018

55mins

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154: Your Semen Will Cure Your Ailments!

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Put away your mason jars, kids. Some natural remedies go too far. Kathleen teaches the class how NOT to cure back pain, Bethany watched the most boring fascinating documentary about aliens that she NEEDS you to see, and not-Mickey Rooney goes off script!

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Jan 24 2019

1hr 1min

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141: Amanda’s Floor Plan-Based Ghost Story

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You asked for it! We’re back with a fresh new batch of scary stories! Grab a bucket of wine, throw on that Snuggie, and settle in for the creepiest ghost stories from your fellow TasteBuds, including one that made Bethany truly concerned... We’re having thoughts! (And remember to sage your wedges!)

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Oct 31 2018

54mins

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108: When Friendships Get Complicated

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Sam and Kathleen get a mysterious letter from their old pal Buffy Witherspoon and a listener writes in with a friendship issue that has everyone puzzled.

Feb 22 2018

42mins

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115: The Plate

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Sam wants everyone to tell their “best” story, the one that always gets a great response. Because of this, you’re going to see Kathleen in a whole new light…..

Apr 18 2018

33mins

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31: Vacation Fails and Pornographic Tangents

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The ladies discuss vacation mishaps and then it's all about the HOT GUYS from the LL Bean catalog. #FlannelPorn

Sep 07 2016

26mins

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35: Scary Stories to Tell on Your Podcast

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The women share their scary stories and read some of yours!

Oct 05 2016

32mins

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132: Camel-Style

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Sam is stepping out of the panicked fog of planning a surprise engagement and has some questions. Then, Listener Agatha had a drunken night with her BFF - and upcoming roommate - and is wondering what to do! Should the two still move in together? Should they tell Agatha’s ex? Should they outlaw pools from their hangout repertoire? And Bethany has your new favorite Wikipedia page! 

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Aug 15 2018

1hr 2mins

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121: Past Due Bill

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Now that the women are an official small business, it’s time for some learnin’! Who’s the navigator? Who’s the jackhammer? Who’s the anchor forcing this whole thing down? Plus, Kathleen needs to come clean about a big issue. A big, old, see-through issue. 

May 30 2018

44mins

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92: My Favorite Thing is Calling People Microaggressions

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Everyone is crabby today, so let’s clear the air! Sam confronts Kathleen about not wanting to hang out. Then, Bethany explains why she refuses to do one very important thing in life. 

Nov 08 2017

39mins

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78: Slidin' Into Your DMs with His Pants Off

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Bad stuff happens, and you learn. The women discuss the unforeseen good things that came out of big mistakes. Then, are we in an alternate universe?

Aug 02 2017

45mins

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22: Embarrassing Parents, Sex Tapes and Embracing the Weird

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The ladies reminisce about all the ways their parents used to / still embarrass them and admiring people who beat to their own drum.

Jul 06 2016

28mins

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71: Hablo Your Ass Some F*cking Spanish

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It's almost Father's Day, so let's talk about why our dads are weird AF! Then, things get awkward when Kathleen and Bethany decide who they'd choose if Sam and her BF broke up.

Jun 14 2017

39mins

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62: I'm Just Laughing So I Won't Feel Left Out

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Bethany screwed up in a group text and needs help ASAP! Plus, Sam comes clean about her "Bridesmaids" moment.

Apr 12 2017

45mins

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120: ...Do I Have To?

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Listener “Tammy” has one of those friends who needs all the attention, all the time, and is looking for advice. Plus, the fun of text message fights!

May 23 2018

49mins

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137: A Dollop...of Extreme Awkwardness

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Bethany and Sam are going to see one of their favorite podcasts live and it’s causing some unforeseen anxiety… Plus, surprisingly awesome obituaries and what NOT to put in your Vitamix. 

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Sep 19 2018

1hr 4mins

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218: Spy Skills You Can Learn & Google Searches We All Make

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Kathleen is fresh off of a visit to the Spyscape Museum and she’s ready to teach you how to hone your spy skills. Then, in the spirit of making you feel not so alone, Bethany reveals the most common Google suggestions based on embarrassing prompts like “bumps on my…..” And take a second look at your jeans because Bethany learned a tough lesson the hard way. 
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Kathleen’s Sources:

- https://lifehacker.com/how-to-boost-your-observation-skills-and-learn-to-pay-a-1678229721
- https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-train-myself-to-observe-more-details-about-people-with-the-purpose-of-knowing-a-little-bit-more-about-them-like-House-or-Sherlock-Holmes-do?awc=15748_1575306002_9263a0e24e692d0159ee7fb4d355f6a3&campaign=uad_mkt_en_acq_us_awin&medium=ad&pub_id=78888&set=awin&source=awin&txtv=8&uiv=6
https://lifehacker.com/improve-your-powers-of-observation-by-taking-field-note-5907620 - http://ideas.time.com/2012/05/02/how-to-incease-your-powers-of-observation/
https://www.glamour.com/story/why-is-the-cats-trailer-so-upsetting-an-investigation
https://www.vulture.com/2019/11/cats-movie-trailer-why-do-the-cats-have-human-breasts.html

Dec 04 2019

1hr 20mins

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217: Thanksgiving Clapbacks & A Boot In A Vitamix

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It’s Thanksgiving! Whether you’re basting a turkey or hiding from your family, you’re among friends. First, Bethany and Kathleen help you figure out how to respond to rude relatives who can’t seem to STFU about your personal life or politics. Then they share their favorite Thanksgiving memories, ideal Thanksgiving menus, and an idea for the newest Acquired Taste podcast Vitamix segment, “Will It Blend?” 

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Our Sources:
-https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/stop-microwaving-your-sponges-immediately-248830
-https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/thanksgiving-list-of-foods/
-https://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/news/g3394/houseguest-tips/
-https://www.thespruce.com/ways-to-annoy-your-host-1216909

Nov 27 2019

1hr 13mins

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216: Your Questions, Answered! - Bonus

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The ladies asked if you had any nagging questions about anything, and you responded! Kathleen and Bethany answer your questions about how to calm down a panic attack, who would win in a fight of ninjas vs. pirates, how to know what salary to ask for, and so much more! 

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Nov 26 2019

41mins

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215: Holiday Life Hacks & Things People Found Hidden in Their Houses

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We’re fast approaching the season of entertainin' and preparin’ stuff for other people with limited time and space. Thankfully, Kathleen has collected some of her favorite - and most useful - life hacks for this time of year! Then, Bethany is inspired by her friend’s true story and shares all of the dark, exciting, and RICH things people have found hidden in their homes! Plus, who did Kathleen and Neil deGrasse Husband sit next to on their dinner date?!
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Bethany’s Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_passage

https://www.engelvoelkers.com/en-cl/chile/blog/keep-secret-homes-still-hidden-rooms/

https://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-weird-home-finds/amandasedlakhevener

https://www.buzzfeed.com/chuphanginichandrakanthan/goodnight-sleep-tight

https://www.insider.com/people-found-things-hidden-in-their-homes-walls-2018-4

https://www.insider.com/hidden-treasure-in-peoples-homes-2018-4https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12358/9-crazy-things-people-found-inside-their-walls

Nov 21 2019

1hr 21mins

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214: How to Tell Your BFF You’re in Love with Them & The Mysterious Ukrainian Orphan

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Pining after your best friend? Wondering if you should confess your feelings? Bethany has a great way to tell if you should go for it or not, and good ways to bare your soul if you decide to confess your feelings! Then, Kathleen fills us in on the crazy case of Natalia Barnett, the Ukrainian orphan who is either a kid or an adult...
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Bethany’s Sources:-https://www.elitedaily.com/dating/save-friendship-crush-bestie/1343594 -https://www.wikihow.com/Tell-Your-Best-Friend-You-%22Like-Like%22-Them -https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jul/02/how-to-tell-your-best-friend-youre-in-love-with-them-by-those-who-have-taken-the-plunge -https://m.wikihow.com/Fall-Out-of-Love-with-Your-Best-Friend -https://www.elitedaily.com/dating/tell-your-bff-you-love-them/1551463
Kathleen's Sources:
-https://www.thecut.com/2019/10/kristina-barnett-adopted-child-real-life-orphan.html -https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7479061/Mom-claims-Ukrainian-daughter-9-adopted-really-22-year-old-dwarfism.html -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1t-cNJ8YGQ -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjaI_N7ejM -https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-50319910 -https://www.drphil.com/shows/ukrainian-orphan-child-or-adult-sociopath-the-exclusive-interview/ -https://www.insider.com/ukraine-orphan-natalia-grace-took-adult-education-courses-lives-with-pastor

Nov 14 2019

1hr 25mins

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213: Rapid Fire Advice On Stinky Feet And Unicorn Powers - Bonus

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Not every problem is earth-shattering. Bethany and Kathleen tackle a bunch of your questions in this rapid-fire advice-giving bonanza! Which is better: a Pegasus or a Unicorn? How can you save your shoes from overly sweaty feet? Is Christmas the best time to announce a surprise baby? (Hint: YES.) 
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Nov 12 2019

35mins

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212: Looking Inward for Happiness & the Most Haunted Military Base in the World

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Do you look to other people to make you happy? Kathleen has a friend whose marriage is on the rocks because her friend relies on her husband to keep her happy. You may be doing this without even realizing it! Then Bethany talks about a haunted military base in Okinawa, and Kathleen lets us know where the sharks are gathering to party…..
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Bethany’s Sources:-https://www.military.com/undertheradar/2019/04/01/why-okinawa-most-haunted-place-military.html -https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/02/a-haunted-air-base-in-okinawa/

Kathleen's Source:
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https://medium.com/darius-foroux/self-reliance-is-the-secret-sauce-to-consistent-happiness-51b2a2288a2e
-https://slate.com/technology/2016/07/why-do-great-white-sharks-converge-on-a-mysterious-point-in-the-pacific-every-year-video.html
-https://nypost.com/2019/11/04/girl-in-zimbabwe-gouges-crocodiles-eyes-out-to-save-friend-report/

Nov 07 2019

1hr 13mins

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211: Spooky Stories & How to Find Hidden Cameras

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It’s our last spooky episode of the season and your scary stories didn’t disappoint! One of you is being haunted - literally - by a very angry ex, and Bethany reads a real-life “the call is coming from inside the house” story! Then, Kathleen tells us how to tell if your Air Bnb is secretly recording you…...
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Kathleen's Sources:
-https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/25/movies/netflix-horror.html
-https://www.senteltechsecurity.com/blog/post/how-to-find-hidden-cameras/

Oct 31 2019

1hr 14mins

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210: Listeners’ Real Life True Crime Stories & Facebook Murder Confessions - Bonus

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It’s a true crime bonanza on this week’s bonus episode! Two of our TasteBuds write in with strangely similar true-crime close encounters, and Kathleen tells us how some killers couldn’t help but confess… on Facebook! 
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Kathleen's Sources:
-https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/police-davis-county-man-killed-his-mom-saturday-night-then-streamed-her-death-on-facebook/
-https://www.ranker.com/list/people-who-confessed-on-facebook/erin-wisti

Oct 29 2019

37mins

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209: Spooky Listener Stories, Mama Watson, & Kathleen’s Melting Down

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’Tis the season to be SPOOOKYMWAHAHAHAHA! Mama Watson’s cooking in Kitchen Studio NYC while Bethany and Kathleen read your scary stories! Then, it’s time to figure out which kind of Miranda YOU are!
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Oct 24 2019

1hr 13mins

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208: Fun with Doomsday Prepping & Handling Emotional Vampires

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Kathleen has discovered a new lifestyle and she’s going all-in: Doomsday Prepping. Listen in as she teaches the class what to hoard, how to turn a gum wrapper into fire, and why you should always choose a hatchet over a boring knife. Then Bethany goes through the type of emotional vampires out there, how to protect yourself from these exhausting people, and how to tell if YOU’RE the emotional vampire! *hisssssssss*

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Bethany’s Sources: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-freedom/201101/the-5-types-emotional-vampires-in-your-life

QUIZ: Are YOU An Emotional Vampire?
https://drjudithorloff.com/are-you-an-emotional-vampire-dont-worry-we-all-can-be-sometimes/

Kathleen's Sources:
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dutch-family-of-7-waiting-for-the-end-of-time-discovered-living-in-farmhouse-basement/ -https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50054044 -https://people.com/crime/dutch-family-found-in-basement-preparing-for-end-of-world/
- https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/outdoors/a14440/7-survival-skills-youll-need-at-the-end-of-the-world/ - https://www.outdoorrevival.com/kit-and-equipment/more-valuable.html

Oct 17 2019

1hr 12mins

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207: A New Way to Think About Your Body & Ex-BFF Stalking

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It’s a double dose of listener emails on this here bonus episode! Lucia has gone through a traumatic loss and is using a big lesson she learned to help the rest of us deal with body insecurities. And then we hear from a TasteBud who can’t seem to stop Insta-stalking ex-friends. How should she stop? SHOULD she stop? Are you doing it right now? (You’re not alone ;) 
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Oct 16 2019

33mins

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206: The Ghost Town Of Centralia & Having More Sex

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Someone rescue Bethany; she’s in full-on Spooky Mode. This week she’s talking about the (almost) ghost town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, and the not-so-spooky reason that you shouldn’t visit it. Then Kathleen gets personal with some advice for everyone on bringing intimacy back into your relationship. And the women stop down to remember a TasteBud who passed away last month and whose obituary touched people around the world. <3 

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Bethany’s Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania

https://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2537-i-live-in-centralia-pa-its-americas-creepiest-ghost-town.html

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/church-of-centralia-ghost-town

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/centralia

https://silenthill.fandom.com/wiki/Silent_Hill,_West_Virginia
Kathleen's Source: 
https://www.verywellmind.com/men-growing-intimacy-in-marriage-1270945

Oct 10 2019

1hr 16mins

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205: The True Story Behind Freddy Krueger & Breathing Techniques For Anxiety

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Did you know Freddy Krueger is a based on a true story?! Wes Craven created the series after reading about a very real medical mystery! Bethany fills you in on the bewildering Freddy Krueger nightmare details. And since anxiety is skyrocketing right now, Kathleen teaches the class how simple breathing techniques can change your body and your brain! Plus, the final verdict on whether or not you need to take your shoes off inside the house. 
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------Bethany’s Sources: https://medium.com/@arifakhtar/some-nightmares-are-real-the-mysterious-deaths-that-inspired-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1cafb7450c78https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_arrhythmic_death_syndrome PODCAST: Guide to the Unknown - http://www.talkbomb.com/gttupod
Kathleen's Sources: 
https://www.verywellmind.com/abdominal-breathing-2584115
https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/how-to-get-more-energy/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QTJOAI0UoU
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/science/shoes-in-house-germs.html

Oct 03 2019

1hr 17mins

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204: The Big Fire: A Hella Spooky Story - Bonus

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Put on your spooky pants and your creepy shirt! Our Tastebud Hauna has *THE* creepiest story you’re going to hear this fall! Plus, Kathleen has some awesome and not-so-awesome spells you can cast with a simple apple! Who knew?
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Kathleen's Sources:
Apple spell - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/667236501024989192/
New friend spell - https://www.calmmoment.com/living/magick-yourself-up-some-happiness-and-success-with-these-simple-spells/

Oct 01 2019

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203: Weird Victorian Etiquette & An Angry Millennial Mall Rat

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Quick! If your beau crosses a slippery plank before you, should you call off the engagement? If you see your BFF Charlotte in church, can you bow to her? And why is there sit-down service at the mall sushi place? Bethany and Kathleen are FULL of questions today. First, Bethany gives you a pop quiz on Victorian manners, then Kathleen ruminates on her recent shopping mall experience and why it’s causing her to spiral. Cover up those ankles, ladies! Take off your silk hats, gentlemen! It’s time for a new episode of An Acquired Taste!
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Bethany’s Source:Erbsen, Wayne. “Manners & Morals of Victorian America.” North Carolina: Native Ground Books & Music, 2009. Print.

Kathleen's Source:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/503966/8-fabulous-facts-about-shopping-malls

Sep 26 2019

1hr 14mins

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202: On Not Having Kids & Eating Oranges in the Shower

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Bethany is currently in Minneapolis covering for a colleague on maternity leave, so she has babies (or the lack of desire for them) on the brain! Kathleen tumbled down a particularly unique Reddit rabbit hole that’s leaving her tasting soap. And the women get into a tense discussion (fight) over….droplets? 
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Sep 19 2019

1hr 6mins

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201: A Facebook Call for Help - Bonus

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Our TasteBud “Ms. Anonymous” asked for your help on Facebook, and you responded! Her husband has a hard time making friends, but he finally made one: a woman he works with. Who he messages on FB. All the time. A family visit to go get ice cream was the nail in the coffin, so Bethany and Kathleen dig through the situation to get to the truth. Plus, Kathleen teaches us the international symbol for…..foreskin?
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Sep 17 2019

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200: The Witching Hour & Imposter Syndrome

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Are you waking up at 3 AM? Bethany has personal experience with the so-called “Witching Hour” and she’s sharing what may be going on! Then, Kathleen talks about Imposter Syndrome and how it’s been hitting her lately. Plus, get an Ear Infection Update - we know that’s what you’re here for - and more voicemails from you!
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Bethany’s Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witching_hour_(supernatural)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/the-devils-hour-this-is-why-you-might-feel-153152317.html

https://www.astonishinglegends.com/astonishing-legends/2017/11/11/the-witching-hour

https://paranormalschool.com/waking-up-at-3-am/

https://www.rd.com/culture/ghost-stories/

https://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-stranger-than-fiction/rosa-pasquarella

Kathleen's Sources:

https://www.empowerwork.org/blog/2018/12/21/work-issue-101-imposter-syndrome

Sep 11 2019

1hr 18mins

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199: The Alaska Triangle Murder Vortex & Cruise Ship Mishaps

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Bethany and Kathleen take you on a one-way trip to Spookytown this episode! Kathleen is fresh off her trip to Alaska, and she brought some crazy facts and creepy stories back with her. And Bethany is giving you the rundown on a bunch of unsettling and downright gross things that have happened on cruises over the years. (Takeaway? Always travel with plenty of flashlights and plastic bags.) Grab a chair, friend. There’s room for you at our table!
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thredUP - For a limited time, thredUP is offering An Acquired Taste listeners a special deal for an extra 30% off your first order when you go to thredup.com/taste. That’s on top of the already low prices so hurry and take advantage!
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Bethany’s Story Sources: CheatSheet CNN CNN NY Daily News CBS News Wikipedia Wikipedia Google Books

Kathleen's Sources:
-https://www.legendsofamerica.com/alaska-triangle/
-https://www.themanual.com/outdoors/alaska-triangle/
-https://medium.com/@robinbarefield76/missing-in-alaska-4251b8f27b73
-https://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hale-boggs-plane-vanishes-in-alaska-oct-16-1972-229692
-https://allthatsinteresting.com/robert-hansen

Sep 04 2019

1hr 17mins

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