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Meddling Adults

Join host Mike Schubert as guests compete to solve children’s mysteries from Encyclopedia Brown, Scooby Doo, and more for charity! The winning contestant chooses the charity, and the prize pool is made up of the proceeds from the show’s Patreon account. Feel free to play along at home and put the pedal to the meddle!

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The Case of the Baby Shoes, Never Worn w/ Amanda McLoughlin & Eric Silver

Multitude's own Amanda McLoughlin, playing for City Harvest, and Eric Silver, playing for North Brooklyn Angels, go toe-to-toe against each other as well as Encyclopedia Brown to solve Idaville's toughest mysteries! Just a heads up, if you don't like hearing the word "teeth" said repeatedly, go ahead and just throw this episode in a fire, run away, and never look back. Cases: The Case of the Forgetful Sheriff, The Case of the Two-Fisted Poet, The Case of the Wounded Toe, The Case of the Stomach Puncher, The Case of Excalibur Clues and Evidence: The Gold Standard, empty coffee cups, a swirl of skirts, Mindhunter, Steven Google, bicycle dressage, Super Smash Bros., Mumblety Peg, Lady Barbers, Family Feud Euphemisms — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Editor/Producer: Mike Schubert Co-producer: Multitude Music: Bettina Campomanes Art: Maayan Atias Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

53mins

27 May 2020

Rank #1

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The Mystery of Criss Angel: Mindfreak's Manhole w/ Chris Rankin & Ness Beecroft

Chris Rankin, playing for Transfiguring Adoption, and Ness Beecroft, playing for The Albert Kennedy Trust, duke it out over some cases from "What's New Scooby Doo?"! There's many things to say about this episode, but none are more important than alerting you that SMASH MOUTH IS FEATURED IN ONE OF THE MYSTERIES. Cases: Recipe For Disaster, Ready to Scare, Reef Grief! Clues and Evidence: Florida positivity, "Munchville, OH", The Bailey’s Dynasty, Breaking Bad, Willy Wonka Impresario, La Machine Mystère , grotesques, The Producers, upside-down surfers, Clamalot — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Producer: Mike Schubert Editor: Brandon Grugle Music: Bettina Campomanes, Brandon Grugle Art: Maayan Atias, Kelly Schubert Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

1hr

10 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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BALLOOOOON. w/ Jason Concepcion & Melissa Anelli

Jason Concepcion (@netw3rk), playing for the LA Downtown Women’s Shelter, and Melissa Anelli (@melissaanelli), playing for Camp Kiwanis, kick off Season 3 of Meddling Adults by facing off to solve the most mysteries from Encyclopedia Brown! This is our most educational episode yet, as Jason shares the tale of Ming the Tiger, and both guests share the keys to good fish photography. Cases: The Case of the Prized Pig, The Case of the Hard Luck Boy, The Case of the Albatross, The Case of the Painting Contest  Clues and Evidence: pig naming etiquette, barrels of money, Ming the Tiger, nuclear bubble gum, Encyclopedia Brown’s Oeuvre, Fish Photo 101, The West Wing, Modern Art teardown, 

54mins

3 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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The Crimes of the Al Capone of Florida w/ Dr. Hannah McGregor & Vanessa Zoltan

Dr. Hannah K. McGregor, playing for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center, and Vanessa Zoltan, playing for the Okra Project, talk LOADS of trash as they compete to solve mysteries from the pride of Idaville (the Pridaville?), Encyclopedia Brown! Come for the mysteries, stay for the stories about Mike’s grandpa. Cases: The Case of the Hypnotism Lesson, The Case of the Parking Meters, The Case of the Broken Window Clues & Evidence: Hannah School, how to play the game, birds are spies, chivalry, The Pop Pop Mantle, Ginny Weasley, Lorenna Bobbitt, making muscles, cosplay, bread is softer than meat, GEICO Cavemen — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Producer: Mike Schubert Editor:Brandon Grugle Music: Bettina Campomanes, Brandon Grugle Art: Maayan Atias, Kelly Schubert Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

43mins

14 Oct 2020

Rank #4

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The Case of the Gilded Era of Content w/ Jordan Ligons & Bobby Wagner

Jordan Ligons, playing for Black Women for Wellness, and Bobby Wagner, playing for The Okra Project, take on the Trenchcoat Twins: Mary Kate & Ashley! Many listeners have requested we do these Mary Kate & Ashley Detective Adventures and though I've had all the songs stuck in my head for the past few weeks, it was all worth it for this banger of an episode. Cases: The Case of the Sea World Adventure, The Case of the Hotel Whodunnit, The Case of the Mystery Cruise Clues & Evidence: Bubble Buddy, The Gilded Era of Content, Kevin Hart, Mission Impossible Rules, The Treehouse Industry, Mapquest, bird conspiracy theories, Suite Life on Deck — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Producer/Editor: Mike Schubert Music: Bettina Campomanes, Brandon Grugle Art: Maayan Atias, Kelly Schubert Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

49mins

7 Oct 2020

Rank #5

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The Mystery of the Co-Ed Bowling Dynasty w/ Dottie James & Mischa Stanton

Dottie James, playing for the OCD-UK Foundation, and Mischa Stanton, playing for Sunrise Movement, square off (in an incredibly sportsmanlike manner) to solve Clue Jr. mysteries as well as THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED LIGHTNING ROUND RIDDLES. OOOOOOOH. WHAT EVER COULD THEY BE?! Cases: The Case of the Missing Mittens, The Case of the Birthday Bang, The Case of the Wild Goose Chase Clues & Evidence: a terrible cat, very specific childhoods, alien eggs, cake & stuff, Mean Girls, defeating geese, Beanie Babies, whittling — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Producer: Mike Schubert Editor:Brandon Grugle Music: Bettina Campomanes, Brandon Grugle Art: Maayan Atias, Kelly Schubert Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

45mins

30 Sep 2020

Rank #6

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VENICE CRIME. w/ Briggon Snow & Jordan Adika

Briggon Snow, playing for The Trevor Project, and Jordan Adika, playing for Mermaids, tackle some wildly entertaining mysteries from Scooby Doo. The gang gets INTERNATIONAL, as one mystery takes place in Turkey and another in Italy! Cases: The Tar Monster, The Menace in Venice, The Creepy Creature of Vulture's Claw Clues and Evidence: The Snowflake Duo, female anatomy experts, Richard Nixon: voice actor, Uncharted, Applebee’s, Italian stereotypes, Professor Salami, molotov cocktails — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Producer: Mike Schubert Editor:Brandon Grugle Music: Bettina Campomanes, Brandon Grugle Art: Maayan Atias, Kelly Schubert Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

53mins

16 Sep 2020

Rank #7

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The Case of the Ghost's Dry Cleaning Bill w/ Bayana Davis & Robyn Jordan

Bayana Davis, playing for People's Breakfast Oakland, and Robyn Jordan, playing for Hopalong Animal Rescue, kick off Season 2 by competing to solve mysteries from Encyclopedia Brown! Will these two co-workers/co-hosts/family members play nicely? No. Will teeth be mentioned in this episode? OBVIOUSLY. THIS *IS* AN ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN EPISODE OF MEDDLING ADULTS AFTER ALL! Cases: The Case of the Two-Timer, The Case of the False Teeth, The Case of the Dog Paddle Derby, The Case of the Lady Ghost Clues and Evidence: Bobby Flay, JC Chasez, grifting the tooth fairy, faulty pens, That Thing, crab bites, Canada, kicking down doors, spooky aesthetics, Florida Money — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Producer: Mike Schubert Editor:Brandon Grugle Music: Bettina Campomanes, Brandon Grugle Art: Maayan Atias, Kelly Schubert Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

43mins

9 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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The Mystery of How to Pronounce "Museum" w/ Barb & Joel Schubert

Mike's parents, Barb (playing for The Jeremy Fund) and Joel Schubert (playing for The Houston Food Bank), face-off in a contest of solving mysteries from new kid detectives, the Clue Crew from Clue Jr.! Come for the Schubert family stories, stay for Barbara sharing the heartwarming tale of how she convinced Mike to get more into reading as a kid. Cases: The Case of the Missing Cake, The Case of the Movie Madness, The Case of the Missing Cat, The Case of the Dinosaur Disaster Clues & Evidence: assorted baked goods, peanut butter and jelly platters, Beta Max, suspicious neighbors, almond biscottis, Got You Last, The US Open, Captain Underpants — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Editor/Producer: Mike Schubert Co-producer: Multitude Music: Bettina Campomanes Art: Maayan Atias Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

39mins

8 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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The Case of the Pangea Summer Home w/ Jeffrey Cranor & Kristen DiMercurio

Jeffrey Cranor, playing for Never Again Action, and Kristen DiMercurio, playing for The Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund,  take us back to Idaville to solve more mysteries from Encyclopedia Brown! This episode is filled with powerful statements such as “If we eradicated all thoughts about what distance is, every home is a beachfront home,” and “Soup does take a while to make.” Cases: The Case of the Ginger Ale, The Case of the Frightened Playboy, The Case of the Mysterious Mugging, The Case of the Boy Bullfighter Clues and Evidence: podcasting from home, ginger ale vs. ginger beer vs. root beer, Stradivarius violins, Black Market Musicians, NES Playboy, Pedey, supper sandwiches, Car Twitter, looking at your friend's butt, dogs with steak knives — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Editor/Producer: Mike Schubert Co-producer: Multitude Music: Bettina Campomanes Art: Maayan Atias Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

47mins

10 Jun 2020

Rank #10

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The Stare of the Stoner Dog w/ Paul Bae & Kelly Schubert

Paul Bae, playing for Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, and Kelly Schubert, playing for UNICEF: Love Myself, join to tackle mysteries from the pride of River Heights: Nancy Drew! Most importantly, they raise suspicions as to whether or not Nancy's boyfriend can be trusted, or if he is in fact THE Meddling Adult! Cases: The Case of the Midnight Rider, The Sabotage at Willow Woods, Mystery on Maui Clues and Evidence: PEDs, Theobromine, disappointing Peytons, threatening notes, Miami Vice, The Stinger, The Titular Meddling Adult — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Editor/Producer: Mike Schubert Co-producer: Multitude Music: Bettina Campomanes Art: Maayan Atias Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

36mins

3 Jun 2020

Rank #11

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The Mystery of Florida's Inevitability w/ Emma Sherr-Ziarko & Zach Libresco

Emma Sherr-Ziarko, playing for Power On, and Zach Libresco, playing for Buddy System, tackle mysteries from A NEW DETECTIVE TO MEDDLING ADULTS, Shelby Woo! We’ve got three action-packed mysteries to unravel, and these guests' determination to solve them is only met by their dedication towards showering each other in compliments. ​ Cases: The Itchy Shorts Mystery, The Big Cheese Mystery, The Haunted House Mystery Clues & Evidence: Thanos, pole-vaulting, state names, Nickelodeon slime, The Hamburglar, The Masked Singer, Yo-Yo Gurti, New Girl, He Be G.B.

57mins

24 Mar 2021

Rank #12

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Deus Ex Encyclopedia w/ Ian Chillag & Mike Danforth

Ian Chillag, playing for Water Drop LA, and Mike Danforth, playing for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, put the pedal to the meddle to solve some Encyclopedia Brown mysteries! It’s a How To Do Everything reunion, so let’s see if “solve children’s mysteries” was one of the everything Mike and Ian taught us all how to do.  Cases: The Case of the Disgusting Sneakers, The Case of the Smugglers’ Secret, The Case of the Fireflies, The Case of the Violinist’s Chair,  Clues & Evidence: The Odelios, wonderful wordsmithery, embarrassing initials, Owl City, mousepads, Pamphlet Brown, German gumdröps, Field of Dreams, alternate tree names, anti-prodigies — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Producer: Mike Schubert Editor: Brandon Grugle Music: Bettina Campomanes, Brandon Grugle Art: Maayan Atias, Kelly Schubert Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

57mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #13

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Scooby Doo and the B-52s w/ Brandon Grugle & Lauren Shippen

Brandon Grugle, playing for The Trevor Project, and Lauren Shippen, playing for the ACLU, go head-to-head to see who can solve more mysteries from Scooby Doo! This one is littered with trash talk and involves one contestant referring to themselves as “The Mystery Machine.” It’s a wild ride. Cases: Scooby Doo and the Mummy Too, Nowhere to Hyde, Scooby’s Night with a Frozen Fright Clues and Evidence: Basil of Baker St., MALT SHOP, Fred Schneider, basilisks, torpedo dogs, the many uses of ice, evil dolphins, Brandon’s fun fact corner — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Editor/Producer: Mike Schubert Co-producer: Multitude Music: Bettina Campomanes Art: Maayan Atias Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert

45mins

20 May 2020

Rank #14

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The Case of the Reverse Engineer w/ Julia Schifini & Eric Hamilton Schneider

Julia Schifini, playing for RAICES, and Eric Schneider, playing for the LGBTQ Center of Cleveland, battle it out in a contest to see who can solve more mysteries from Encyclopedia Brown! Spoiler alert: they are both terrible at it. Cases -  The Case of the Civil War Sword, The Case of Merko’s Grandson, The Case of the Secret Pitch, The Case of the Balloon Man, The Case of the Ambushed Cowboy Clues and Evidence - Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Kirk Fogg, Antiques Roadshow, The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, reverse engineering, Sally Kimball, 15 cent sandwiches, Regular Merko, Frieda Kahlo, itching powder, lick and a promise, people with 2 first names — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Editor/Producer: Mike Schubert Co-producer: Multitude Music: Bettina Campomanes Art: Maayan Atias Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert — About Meddling Adults: Meddling Adults is a whodunnit game show for charity created by Mike Schubert. Each week, two guests go head-to-head in a contest of solving children’s mysteries from classics like Encyclopedia Brown, Scooby Doo, and Nancy Drew. The winning contestant earns money for a charity of their choice, and this prize pool grows with the help of the show’s Patreon account. The Patreon will cover expenses of creating the show, and all proceeds will go directly into the prize pool for charity.

45mins

13 May 2020

Rank #15