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Significant Mother

Author Robert Landon, ex-stepmother/roomie Beth Zetlin and bestie Renato Pinto explore Beth's dire finances, Renato's beeraholism, and Robert's judgy double standards.

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Introducing our daughter-sister-niece, Michele

Beth gets stuck on the tragedy channel for a minute, we discuss our emotional age and Michele talks about our role in her life.


6 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Aunt Holly

Beth's sister Holly entertains us with a virtual visit from her home in Maryland.  She has a few opinions to share about things.

1hr 33mins

19 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Our daughter-sister-niece does not have a drug problem!

In this episode we discuss Bobby’s inability to understand how a phone call works, Beth’s clutter and Michele’s non-existent addiction.


26 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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When in Rome, don't do as Bobby does!

We discuss our definition of hooker talk, how to get travel dates right, and where Bobby’s high horse comes from.

1hr 7mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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The Socially Distant Episode

In our first socially distant episode:  Bobby is still stuck in Spain (but does not seem to care), and our friend Ingrid reveals how to stay in the Hamptons for free. 


22 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Is it Siri or Alexa?

Renato is spending time in Brazil  while Bobby has trouble with his digital assistant and Beth reveals a bit about her personal care routine.


13 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Significant Mother On the Couch

In the first episode of Significant Mother On the Couch, Beth and Bobby discuss deeper topics like free will, a trip to Havana and the law of attraction.

1hr 10mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Should Bobby become a therapist?

Bobby and Renato drive our friend Dave crazy because of their obsession with yentes, and recording remotely turns out to be more challenging than expected. Plus a few reasons why Bobby should probably not become a therapist.


20 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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How to live in Spain, for free

Bobby decides to live in Spain and buy an amazing piece of property there. Interestingly, his plan does not include paying for it.  Plus: how to ruin an art exhibit and why we almost got rid of "the woman".

1hr 2mins

10 May 2020

Rank #9

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Another Socially Distant Episode

Our friend Paul joins us from lockdown in Washington, DC to discuss multiple aspects of our cray. Miraculously the safe word was never used.

1hr 24mins

12 Apr 2020

Rank #10