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An Acquired Taste Podcast

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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116: Truck Nuts & Enya

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!


26 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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And This is Where the Footprints Ended - REPLAY

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…..


24 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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

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.


3 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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

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!   Please support the companies that support us! LegacyBox - There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories! For a limited time they’re offering you all an exclusive discount. Go to Legacybox.com/TASTE to get 40% off your first order! Get started preserving your past! Noom - What do you have to lose? Sign up today to start your trial, at noom.com/taste and start losing weight for good!

1hr 4mins

3 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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130: Bachelorette Party Hijinks & Murder for the Whole Family

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.


1 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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154: Your Semen Will Cure Your Ailments!

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! Please support the companies that support us! It’s the circle of life! Joybird - Joybird is revolutionizing online furniture shopping! Create the furniture that brings you Joy today at joybird.com/TASTE and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code TASTE! Audible - Go to Audible.com/TASTE or text TASTE to 500500 and listen for a change! Outdoor Voices - For 20% off your first order of $100 or more, visit OutdoorVoices.com/TASTE and enter the code TASTE!


24 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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141: Amanda’s Floor Plan-Based Ghost Story

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!) Please support the companies that support us! We love them and we know you will, too! Beachbody On Demand: Get a special free trial membership including their new 14-day results plan, where you can lose up to 9 pounds in the first 2 weeks, when you text TASTE to 303030! You'll get full access to the entire platform for FREE – all the workouts, the nutrition information, the results plan to get you super-fast results, and support - totally free! Test TASTE to 303030!


31 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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108: When Friendships Get Complicated

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.


22 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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115: The Plate

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…..


18 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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31: Vacation Fails and Pornographic Tangents

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


7 Sep 2016

Rank #10

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35: Scary Stories to Tell on Your Podcast

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


5 Oct 2016

Rank #11

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132: Camel-Style

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!  Visit our sponsors! Stamps.com: Click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter the code TASTE to get a 4-week trial plus postage and a digital scale! MaxiClimber: Enter the code TASTE at checkout to get 15% off plus bonus accessories worth over $50! Care.com: Visit care.com/TASTE to save 30% on a Premium membership when you subscribe!

1hr 1min

15 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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121: Past Due Bill

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. 


30 May 2018

Rank #13

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92: My Favorite Thing is Calling People Microaggressions

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. 


8 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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78: Slidin' Into Your DMs with His Pants Off

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?


2 Aug 2017

Rank #15

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22: Embarrassing Parents, Sex Tapes and Embracing the Weird

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


6 Jul 2016

Rank #16

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71: Hablo Your Ass Some F*cking Spanish

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.


14 Jun 2017

Rank #17

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

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


12 Apr 2017

Rank #18

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120: ...Do I Have To?

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!


23 May 2018

Rank #19

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137: A Dollop...of Extreme Awkwardness

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.  Please support our partners! We love them and we think you will, too! Care/Of: Visit TakeCareOf.com and enter the code TASTE to get 25% off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins! ModCloth: Go to ModCloth.com and enter the code TASTE at checkout to get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more! (This offer is good for one use and expires 12/5/18) RxBar: Visit RxBar.com/Taste and enter the promo code TASTE at checkout to get 25% off your first order!

1hr 3mins

19 Sep 2018

Rank #20