A biweekly podcast about all things cozy. Light a scented candle, curl up with mug of coffee, and join us every other Sunday for a new episode.
101 - Apple-solutely Cozy
Gillian and Matt take a trip to Julian, CA to sample cider, visit an orchard, and grab a slice of apple pie.
Cozy in the News: Aldi Canned Fried Apples / Apple Pie Smoothie Apple Activites: Apple Picking Julian Farm and Orchard / Apple Head Dolls / Make an Apple Candle / Fall Centerpiece / Apple Place Cards / Calico Cidery Soothing Sounds: Glider by Japanese Breakfast / Christmas Isn't Canceled (Just You) by Kelly Clarkson Candle Review: Julian Apple Orchard by Mountain Made
100 - Celebrating 100 Cozy Episodes
Matt and Gillian mark the milestone of making 100 episodes of All Things Cozy by answering listener questions and recalling favorite cozy moments. A huge thanks to all our listeners whose support helped ATC create 100 episodes and counting! If you like what you hear, consider joining our Patreon: patreon.com/allthingscozy
99 - Fall Finds & Flavors
Matt and Gillian rake up all fall trends they can find and dive into them like a big pile of leaves.
Bath and Body Works Finds: Marshmallow Pumpkin Fragrance Mist, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Foaming Handsoap, White Pumpkin Hand Gel (not online) Fall Beverages: Starbucks Fall Menu, Dunkin' Donuts Fall Menu Fall Decor: Hello Fall Sign, Pumpkin Moons Tea Light Holder Fall Bites: Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Remake, Doubles Hopped Cider Soothing Sounds: "Blue Banisters" by Lana Del Rey / "Halloween" by A Great Big Pile of Leaves Candle Review: Bath and Body Works' Pumpkin Pecan Waffles & Pumpkin Bonfire
98 - Cozy by the Water
Gillian and Matt dive into water and all the ways it keeps us cool and cozy in the summer. All Things Cozy will be going on a summer break, but will be back with new episodes in September 2021!
Cozy in the News: Fudge From Beyond the Grave / Rain Music Cozy by the Water: Float Trips / Underwater Photography / Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Foot Soak Cozy Library: The Wreckage of My Presence by Casey Wilson Soothing Sounds: "Like I Used To" by Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen / "Cover Me in Sunshine" by P!nk and Willow Sage Hart Candle Review: No. 20 Water by Trapp Fragrances
97 - Garden Party Bites & Beverages
Matt and Gillian get ready for summer with appetizers, salads, and drinks that are perfect for a cozy garden party.
Cozy in the News: Too Many Spongebob Popsicles / Mug Fever / Denise’s Meatballs / Hocus Pocus 2 Recipes Appetizers: Zesty Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad / Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs Salads: Cherry Tomato Couscous Salad / Avocado Toast Salad Cocktails: Garden Gimlet / Spirited Summer Breeze Soothing Sounds: Lost Woods by Helynt / Something Beautiful by Bel Candle Review: I Am Purifying by House of Intuition
96 - Senior Cinema
Gillian and Matt honor their elders with a deep dive into The Mole Agent, a new cozy documentary about a mystery at a nursing home. They also share their favorite films starring seniors and rave about the new kid on the block: the Pumpkin Toadlet.
Cozy in the News: Pumpkin Toadlet / D&D Plushies Soothing Sounds: New Bikini by Cassandra Jenkins / Sunny Day by Child Lion Cozy Library: The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart Candle Review: Boom Chakra Laka by JaxKelly
I am a quasi stay-at-home mom—I work two 13-hour shifts as a hospital weekend option registered nurse on Saturdays and Sundays, and am home with my three kids Mondays-Fridays. During the first year that all three of my kids were in school and I was at home alone until 2 in the afternoon, I felt a bit lonely and isolated. I was doing housework alone, walking my local arboretum and park alone, going to the grocery with no one sitting in the cart or begging for checkout candy bars, and going to the gym without dropping my kids off to child watch and talking with other moms. To counter this new sense of isolation I felt (pre covid), I bought a Jabra Bluetooth to start listening to NPR, podcasts, and audiobooks. Cozy mystery series have been a guilty pleasure for years, so after completing a binge audiobook reread/listen of (my absolute favorite) the Lucy Stone series, I did a random podcast search on said cozy mystery series, and happened upon this podcast, still in its early days at the time. As a former pop cult fanatic (no time for that nowadays with kids), and current reader (listener), comfort and ambiance seeker, and hygge and cozy aesthetics lover, I immediately connected to Matt and Gillian, in all areas beyond my initial search topic. Even though they are a decade and generation behind me, I found a pair of gentle kindred spirits, and a POV and lifestyle that reminded me of my younger self living in New York City in my twenties and early thirties in the early aughts working from my first degree in English journalism. I love that they appreciate the classics from my youth, but I look to their podcasts for new book, tv and movie recommendations and have found new favorites based on their recommendations—the kids and I all watched and loved Over the Garden Wall, I have discovered and read (listened to) all of the Mrs. Morris and Cajun Country mysteries, and I now will buy the overpriced Pumpkin Soufflé candle from Anthropologie every fall thanks to Gillian, and the classic Ralph Lauren Christmas candle every Christmas, thanks to Alonzo. (I am almost convinced I may also have to venture into BBW this fall to check out the White Pumpkin candle). This stage of life for me, in the thick of child-rearing (and now Covid), there is not much room for socialization beyond subjects revolving around parenting and children, and when I listen to ATC, whether week-by-week, or catching up with a binge-listen, I always feel like I am catching up with good friends. In this time of extreme flux in the world, I also like to visit the Facebook group where I find comfort and camaraderie among friends—from old familiar faces like Gretchen, Kate, Bill, Bryce et al—to likeminded newcomers who are also looking for refuge and a balm to soothe the often harsh reality of this current world.
Oh so comfy!
Matt and Gillian have really helped me in this awful “unprecedented” year(s). I had my baby in October and he had to be in the hospital for several months following his birth before being able to go home, so to pass the time and distract from the medical sounds, I started to listen while I rocked and fed him. Due to COVID restrictions, my husband couldn’t be with us. The hospital is far from cozy, but All Things Cozy made me feel better about being there with my son for such a long time and the group helped me feel more connected to others. Now that we are home, I try the recipes and candles they discuss and it’s even more fun.
Know that your work matters and I’m so grateful to you both for helping me and baby Sam get through a hard time!
Absolutely love this show!! I’m a nighttime custodian and I love listening to this soothing podcast while vacuuming, so glad I found them.