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I Have a Question with Rachel and Walls

College friends and NYC actors Rachel and Walls do a weekly check in, ask each other a question about anything and everything, and leave their listeners with a recommendation for something to read, watch, eat, listen to, or do. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

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Ep. 63: Detective Walls is on the Case

Happy Pride Month, everyone! Always good to remember that Pride was a riot started by trans women of color! It's hot in NYC, and Rachel has an update on the doorman situation. Would you read his tome? Did Rachel? Find out this week! Rachel picks up another yarn and requests that Walls spill the deets on her former career (?) as a detective. Get those juicy deets! There might be roller coasters in store this summer, and there will certainly be lots of lists. Where does a line fall between resident and doorman? What's on your summer bucket list? Have YOU ever solved a mystery? Tell us on Instagram or say hi on Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Music by Royer Bockus Some resources: Additional music from John Bartmann Enjoy this ad for Walls' 2001 toothpaste Grab a copy of It's Even Worse Than It Looks --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

28mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Ep. 62: We're Just Fixin' Feet, Not the World

Rachel adds another chapter (or short story?) to her ongoing doorman saga. Walls weighs wether she should have responded differently to someone she disagrees with. Rachel relishes an uncharacteristic snack, while Walls has a giggle fit. The recommendations this week have an unexpected comedic/Irish theme. Is your instinct to be an interviewer or a debater? What did little-kid-you think you would encounter more of as an adult? Tell us on Instagram or say hi on Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Music by Royer Bockus Some resources: Check out Anna Sale's new book Let's Talk About Hard Things Laugh along to the Celtic Woman sketch on SNL Or giggle at the Brawr Barn sketch from SNL Rent the comedic movie Waking Ned Devine for $3.99 on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, or Google Play--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

27mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Ep. 61: The Pace is Different

If you've been feeling the toll of the pandemic, you're not alone. Walls needs a self-care refresh and Rachel is gathering up the beauty of Cleveland. The hosts talk about sacred spaces and experiencing art with new eyes. There's a rec for something out-and-about, and a new TV show to make you laugh. Huge thanks to everyone who has left a rating and review. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, we'd love one from you! Just scroll down, down, down on the episodes page to give us 5 Stars!  What's keeping you sane right now? Share your sacred space on Instagram or say hi on Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Music by Royer Bockus Some resources: Check out a virtual museum experience Witness the comic magic that is Megan Stalter Watch Hacks on HBO Max--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

24mins

26 May 2021

Rank #3

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Ep. 60: B*tch, It's In the Sauce!

Both hosts are grateful for their various experiences of home. Walls goes on a discount DIY spree, while Rachel flees to the Cleve. The hosts discuss the complicated situation in Israel and Palestine. After the break, Rachel reveals which two March sisters from Little Women she most identifies with (and vigorously defends an oft maligned character). Walls plans a perfect lake house vacation. Rachel recommends a yummy tea alternative with a forgotten history, and Walls indulges in some juicy reality TV. Which two March sisters are you? What is your go-to reality TV show? Tell us all about it on Instagram or say hi Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Music by Royer Bockus LINKS! Indulge in a new duvet set Learn about some ways to help victims in Israel and Palestine Contact your Representatives and encourage them to condemn illegal settlements and excessive Israeli military action in Palestine Read a Palestinian perspective on the situation in Israel and Israeli colonial violence Listen to the Role Calling Podcast episode about Little Women Check out some delicious recipes from Fat Choy Vegan Restaurant Stream Below Deck for free on Peacock Try Yaupon (American tea) from Catspring Yaupon Or try some Yaupon from Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company Or, or try some Black Yaupon tea from Harney & Sons Or, or, or try some try some Green Yaupon tea from Harney & Sons Listen to a relevant episode of the Call Your Girlfriend Podcast Enjoy some thought-provoking virtual theatre--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

31mins

19 May 2021

Rank #4

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Ep. 59: I Will Deal With You (Very Gently + Kindly)

Both hosts are vaccinated, and one of them had a wild ride with side effects. To the rescue? Dozens of hours of The Office. On the discussion board this week is what one ought to do with an inebriated seaman and a truly terrifying Would You Rather... Rachel's got a mockumentary rec to make you cringe and guffaw in equal measure, and Walls wants everyone to get luxurious linens for bargain prices. Passive or Passive-Aggressive? Sticky or Itchy? Take the poll on Instagram or say hi Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com.  SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Music by Royer Bockus Watch The Comeback on HBO Max How to Use Facebook Marketplace--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

25mins

12 May 2021

Rank #5

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Ep. 58: A Massive Haircut

Thank you so much for leaving a rating and review! Every single download and subscribe makes a huge difference for the show. Have you SEEN the tulips in NYC this spring? A bit about why you might be paying more attention to them in this week's episode! You'll also find out why Walls was charmed by a film about teenagers spontaneously combusting, what's giving Rachel rage and hope all at once, where Walls would land if plopped into The Hunger Games, and exactly how many times Rachel must rehearse an audition side. There's an especially mouth-watering snack rec waiting for you, and a delightful new podcast for movie fans. Any haircut surprises? Are you a Peeta or a Gale? Tell us about it on Instagram + Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Music by Royer Bockus LINKS FOR YOU! More on NYC Tulips Watch Spontaneous on Prime Husavik for the Oscars Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm on Prime Listen to Role Calling with Ned and Caroline Check out Milkflower in Astoria--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

32mins

5 May 2021

Rank #6

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Ep. 57: He's Sort of Jesus' Dad, But That's Confusing...?

Rachel and Walls pay tribute to Ma'Khia Bryant after she was murdered by Columbus police officers. The hosts continue to urge everyone to learn more about abolition, and to vocally oppose police brutality against BIPOC (but particularly Black people). Walls reflects on what it means to slow down and smell the flowers during Taurus season, while Rachel is kept awake by an industrious neighborhood woodpecker. Rachel insists that YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T BUY HELIUM BALLOONS ANYMORE, NO, BUT SERIOUSLY THOUGH, PLEASE DON'T, while Walls grapples with God. Walls recommends a three-part podcast deconstruction of toxic Girlboss self-improvement scams, and Rachel recommends getting yourself a bouquet of flowers. Are you better at compartmentalizing than Rachel and Walls? Which flowers do you want in your self-celebration bouquet? Tell us about it on Instagram + Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Thank you so much for leaving a rating and review! Every single download and subscribe makes a huge difference for the show. Music by Royer Bockus Some resources: Learn more about the uses of Helium, and why its shortage is so globally devastating across tons of fields Learn about what Rachel Hollis did to deserve being the subject of a deep dive by the "Be There in Five" podcast Listen to Part 1 of the "Be There in Five" podcast exploration of Rachel Hollis, Girlbosses, and Self-Help Pyramid Schemes Listen to Part 2 of the "Be There in Five" podcast exploration of Rachel Hollis, Girlbosses, and Self-Help Pyramid Schemes Listen to Part 3 of the "Be There in Five" podcast exploration of Rachel Hollis, Girlbosses, and Self-Help Pyramid Schemes --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

28mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Ep. 56: Hop on the Abolition Train

Rachel and Walls react to the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial, mull over how even this relieving outcome doesn't provide true justice to George Floyd's family, and discuss the murder of Daunte Wright by police. Walls makes some additional convincing arguments for police and prison abolition. After regrouping from the heavy topic of police violence against unarmed Black people, the hosts shift tone and lighten the mood a little. Rachel ponders ice cream flavors, while Walls celebrates an underutilized emoji. Walls recommends a graphic novel that could help you examine your feelings. Rachel recommends following a sweet little bot on Twitter that will help you remember to take care of yourself.  Are you ready to hop on board the Abolition Train with us?!? What are you doing to tend to your feelings and do self-care right now? Let us know on Instagram + Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Thank you so much for leaving a rating and review! Every single download and subscribe makes a huge difference for the show. Music by Royer Bockus Some resources: Get introduced to Abolition with Amber Ashley James on Instagram Listen to Trevor Noah unpack the fallacy behind "bad apples" Watch Amber Ruffin break down the racism behind criminalizing and policing poverty Watch 13th on Netflix to learn more about the direct line from slavery to the prison industrial complex Check out the graphic novel Feelings: A Story in Seasons, by Manjit Thapp Follow Tiny Care Bot on Twitter for sweet lil' reminders about self-care Follow Jonny Sun on Twitter for kind thoughts and interesting observations Donate to help out George Floyd's daughter, Gianna Floyd Donate to Daunte Wright's family to help cover funeral costs--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

33mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Ep. 55: A Country Club Karen

Both hosts have received their first Fauci Ouchies! A big thank you to the scientists and trial volunteers who made this possible!  Walls is thinking about the act of grieving, and Rachel has some updates from previous episodes. She's got a question that sends Walls deep undercover before she herself must revisit her youth. Pinwheel boobs get a shout-out, as does the magic that is Discovery Plus. Take good care, listeners; we've got heists ahead! SUPPORTERS! THANK YOU! To join them, click the "Support" button here. Thank you so much for leaving a rating and review! Every single download and subscribe makes a huge difference for the show. Have a question you want to hear on the pod? Let us know on Instagram + Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. Music by Royer Bockus Some resources: The Science that Led to the Vaccine Stephen Colbert reads AI- Generated Pickup Lines Check out the True Spies Podcast This is a Robbery (not The Art of the Heist, oops!) on Netflix Made You Look on Netflix Watch Katy Perry: Part of Me Meet the sweetest couple in Mississippi on Home Town See the contestants for Design Star: Next Gen (watch out for spoilers) Safe Neck Stretches --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

29mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Ep. 54: AI-Generated Pickup Lines

Time for a little spring cleaning: specifically, of Walls' teeth! After Rachel and Walls both express satisfaction with their dentists, Walls gives an update on her answer from last week, and also shares her great experience taking Bystander Intervention training. Rachel figures out what kind of exercise gets her motivated (Circus/aerial skills), and Walls speculates about the existence of aliens (she wants to believe...at least in extraterrestrial bacteria). Walls recommends a podcast episode to help you add some new tools to your conflict resolution and communication toolbox. Rachel recommends a list of outrageous AI-generated pickup lines to give you a much needed laugh. SUPPORTERS! You're the best, and we love you!! To join them, click the "Support" button here. What would you try to communicate to an alien if you encountered one? Would you fall for any of the AI pickup lines? Let us know on Instagram + Twitter. Send an email or voice memo to withrachelandwalls@gmail.com. Music by Royer Bockus Some resources: If you're in Cleveland and need a dentist, check out Westpark Dental Take FREE Bystander Intervention and De-escalation training from Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Check out The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston, IL, where Rachel and Walls took Circus in undergrad! Take lessons at the Trapeze School New York, which Walls attended  Watch Rachel & Walls' low-key film obsession, Arrival, starring Amy Adams Learn some effective tools for communicating through conflict from Episode 317 of "Happier" with Gretchen Rubin Laugh until you cry at these terrible AI-generated pickup lines--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/withrachelandwalls/support

24mins

7 Apr 2021

Rank #10