Every week Bethany and Kathleen get together to chat about their lives and what's weird in the world, and they're inviting you to join them! Pull up a chair. Pour yourself something warm or strong or bubbly. There's room at the Tastebud Table for everyone.
323: History of the Umbrella & Ziryab, the Guy Who Changed Culture Forever
It’s time for history you probably didn’t learn in school! Kathleen goes way back in time to the invention of the umbrella. (Fun fact: the rain had nothing to do with it!) Then, Bethany talks about a genius who lived roughly 1,200 years ago and yet still affects how we live today (especially if you love a three-course meal…) Also, Bethany tells you why you can NEVER GO IN THE OCEAN AGAIN. Heck, you may even want to avoid puddles just to be safe.
322: The Sutherland Sisters, Old Timey Hair Tips & “The Unreliable Altos"
This week is all about strange hair… Thanks to Listener Kristen’s tip, Bethany reports on the seven sisters whose crazy long hair made them millionaires during the Victorian era. But with lots of money comes lots of drama, and these sisters were no exception. (They even seem to have forgotten to bury one of the sisters because who has the time??) Then, Kathleen digs into the newspaper archives to find bizarre hair tips for women from back in the day. As it turns out, if you have some extra eggs sitting around, you too can have luxurious strands! And smell like sulfur! And get rejected by your peers!
321: Earth Day: The Truth About Reusable Straws & “EcoHorror” Movies!
It’s Earth Day! To celebrate, Kathleen is BLOWING THE (metaphorical) LID off of the TRUTH about reusable straws and paper straws in America and explains how exactly we became a country obsessed with plastic straws. Then, Bethany is looking back at environmental events in history and the movies they influenced, and how our anxiety about the environment shows up in waaaay more films than you’d expect! Plus, Kathleen tests out a new impromptu segment, “Things I Hate About My Husband,” and the pair have a revealing conversation about that big slide at Atlantis…
320: Introducing In God We Lust
Wondery presents In God We Lust. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. Listen at http://wondery.fm/IGWL_AcquiredTaste
319: Vampires, Old Camera Phones & Phrases We’re Sick of Hearing - Bonus
Let’s circle back on some ideation and synergize, friends! It’s a loosey-goosey bonus episode and Kathleen and Bethany have THOUGHTS.
318: Examining Faith, God, and Banning Negative Self-Talk
This week Bethany and Kathleen are digging deep into the meaning of Faith. Kathleen discusses what it means, as a millennial in America, to believe in God or a higher power. Then she gets into what it is to be spiritual vs. religious. Bethany takes on faith with a closer look at faith in ourselves and how to identify, squash, and overcome the negative self-talk in our heads. Time to name your negative inner voice! If you wanna call that voice Bethany or Kathleen, we won't hold it against you!
Thanks for just GETTING me.
Kathleen and Bethany make each week’s episode a treasured chance to feel like I’m catching up with friends. They teach me so much too! I love their topics and their friendship!
I feel like they are my friends. So relatable and funny and real. They are simply the best. This is a podcast that I can’t just put on in the background and do other things. I don’t want to miss a word.
I love the pod
So nice to hear Bethany Watson