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#266 – My Wife’s Psyche

Randy and Jason compare isolation successes and fails, which mean Randy tells how how things are going well and Jason explains how the system is failing. Broken bones, obstinate kids and cabin fever make for a volatile mix. Does the answer to refused writing assignments lie in skipping through movies about Vegas Tycoons? #ShelterInPlace #Covid19 […]

1hr 5mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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#233 – Hey Daddy

New Name Break him down Super Selfish Bus Pass Talk Walkies You guys Suck


15 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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#253 – Money Talks

Jason discusses his latest injury while Randy tries to console him. Bear with the office, sideline and planning board talk which is all extremely boring, but somehow … it works.


11 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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#262 – Sparkly Vampires

Randy and Jason have a length debate about appropriate books for 14 year old girls, something neither of them have any experience with at all…. yet. This somehow pivots into the worth of drivers ed. They do good with some corporate sponsored volunteering, or do they?


31 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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#252 – Four More Feet

Jason grouses about the kids disregard for their footwear, while Randy provides his kids pro-tips for maximizing laziness. Car crash data from https://gis.massdot.state.ma.us/topcrashlocations/ is analyzed while Jason channels Randy’s inner traffic hate. Randy closes it out asking Jason to explain recent wedding events.

1hr 4mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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#237 – Doing Hair

Option A Competition in Practice Hand Cannon Gears or No There’s a Chance Microbit If I push this it goes

1hr 1min

22 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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#264 – Psychosomatic Illness

Jason channels his inner Clark Gryzwald on a trip to Wally World, er the ski mountain, which causes some serious introspection. Randy gaslights his daughter into eating extra vegetables but rewards her with extra jelly beans all the way to trail number 5! Pro Tip: Have your kid put the fresh veggies on the plate […]

1hr 6mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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#263 – Written in Snow

Randy and Jason get into some heavy issues, tangentially related to parenting, and not so much fun: Race and Cancer. We touch on endless background checks, taxes and phones for kids, who’s the lucky recipient? And what’s their etiquette like?

1hr 5mins

16 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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#250 – Everything’s Free

NA Whisky Contrived Endurance Haiti Conflict Sewing Stereotypes Car Buying China Vaping Hand Wringing

1hr 3mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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#231 – Let Them Fail

Prepare for the Waiting You’re pretty Dumb Sometimes Plug it in Self Preservation 20 leg Lifts Make those Mistakes Self Worth is Key

1hr 6mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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#223 – Coca Cola and Pixie Sticks

Tackling and Tickling Dey gonna use you Charter School One Week Fad Stupid Ess Disney Daylight Stupid Phone

1hr 2mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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#236 – Not My Problem

Waft the Whisky Route the Parents You’re all getting Paperwhites National News Cyberdine Give it to me, it’s mine Ditch Diggers

1hr 5mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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#228 – Cull the Herd

Fancy Furniture Indoor …. Soccer Give ‘em a warning Motivation Go Practice Coin in the Slot


12 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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#251 – Life Porridge

Fall Activities Doce Vacas Pencil Box Flubbing his chance Speed Reading Guns, No Way School days

1hr 5mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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#229 – Unicorn Poop

Dryuary Rust Remover Soccer Every Goal Broken Bodies Commercials

1hr 5mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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#258 – Chore Story

We got snow! so Randy and Jason are a little punchy being trapped inside with all these kids for two days … after Thanksgiving break. Or are they? Hierarchy of Needs is mentioned and Rock Buckets and Christmas Trees are discussed in the same sentence. Are Pupsocks the right gift idea for Julie? Can the […]

1hr 7mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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#230 – Do It Well

PodRide Myopic Scenario Walk to School Day Snowblower Crossroad Road Trip

1hr 2mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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#226 – Keep the Count Going

Wassail Pet Passing Turtle Bill Cat Barf TV Commercials Gifts! No Internet Game

1hr 2mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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#244 – Seven Ate Nine

Whipped Stuff The name is weird Watch me break its neck Mabel the Cat Seven Ate Nine Play and Win Always Top Down


17 May 2019

Rank #19

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#256 – Rake the Rail Trail

Randy and Jason discuss how to pay for school activities, and who is cheap and who isn’t. Randy provides pointers on how to rake the local bike thoroughfare and gives us all the updates on his recent stint as Florida Man.


22 Nov 2019

Rank #20