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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 3.3K Ratings

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.

    How to Be Neat (if You’re Messy) & Obscure Shows That Deserve a Second Look

    How to Be Neat (if You’re Messy) & Obscure Shows That Deserve a Second Look

    Calling all clutter bugs! If you’re struggling to be neater when your natural state is “pig pen,” Kathleen is right there with you. She’s going through ways to start living a neater, less cluttered life one step at a time. Then, since Bethany is obsessed with a 1970’s soap opera, she’s going through other obscure shows that were canceled too soon. Justice for Conan O’Brien’s “Lookwell!” 

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    What We Talked About:

    16:53 - How to Be Neat (if You’re Messy)
    42:12 - Obscure Shows That Deserve a Second Look
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    PATREON Dates in September + October:

    October 2nd - Book Club @ 10:30 AM ET
    October 3rd - Live Show  @ 7:30 PM ET
    October 5th - Study Buds @ 1:00 PM ET
    October 24th - Live Show @ 7:30 PM ET
    October 30th - Halloween Book Club!

    Sign up at www.patreon.com/acquiredtaste


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    Kathleen’s Sources: 

    https://www.bustle.com/articles/159643-11-ways-to-become-neat-if-youre-super-messy

    Bethany's Sources:
    https://smellslikeinfinitesadness.com/40-most-underrated-tv-shows-of-all-time-part-1/

    https://smellslikeinfinitesadness.com/40-most-underrated-tv-shows-of-all-time-part-2/

    https://smellslikeinfinitesadness.com/40-most-underrated-television-shows-of-all-time-part-3/

    “Lookwell” pilot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBQ3HbB0c8Y

    “Not Necessarily the News” segment, “Sniglets”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TixwF_ywN4A

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Necessarily_the_News

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space:_1999#Main_cast_list

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gothic_(1995_TV_series)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_a_Life_(American_TV_series)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League_of_Gentlemen

    “Space: 1999” episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BXaGEuqxo

    “American Gothic” episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DldGDR44qhY

    “Night Gallery” Episode 01x01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRRYIe6hXTQ&list=PLklyfwlKNjxD52EQbChCopHxWdAXBX0cg

    “Spaced” Episode 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T8AERZfYQs

    “Get a Life” ‘Handsome Boy Modeling School’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWRtixSDFbA

    • 1 hr 22 min
    My Neck, My Back, My TV Has a Crack

    My Neck, My Back, My TV Has a Crack

    Kathleen's riding a high from standing up for herself at the doctor! Take THAT, Doctor Stupid! Also, can TV techs stop making our broken TVs worse?? And what would you do if you had a sudden intruder: freeze or fight?


    Enjoy this early release, Bonus Buds! We love you!

    • 25 min
    The Check-In: The Spider Fight, "Am I High Maintenance?" & a Letter from You!

    The Check-In: The Spider Fight, "Am I High Maintenance?" & a Letter from You!

    This week, Bethany and Dennis discuss a TOUGH conversation they had. (Who knew spiders could cause so much angst?) Then, Bethany is concerned that she might be.......high maintenance?? She gives Dennis a quiz to find out the truth. Plus, an awesome listener email about working out together and how to make that work when one of you just CAN'T with food.

    • 56 min
    How to Say “No” & A Game of “Disturbing Children’s Movie or Pagan Festival?"

    How to Say “No” & A Game of “Disturbing Children’s Movie or Pagan Festival?"

    If you find yourself having a hard time saying “no” to requests, obligations, or another coffee with another friend who needs another round of relationship advice, Kathleen is here for you! She’s armed herself with a list of ways to turn people down (professionally) so you can regain control over your schedule. But are some of them rude or simply direct? Then, Bethany has a new game where she’s describing scenarios and asking you to decide: is it the plot of a disturbing children’s movie or rituals from a pagan festival? (You may be surprised what characters make an appearance.) Then, Engineer Blair comes in to try an artisanal dog biscuit because why the hell not?

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    What We Talked About:

    14:11 - Saying ‘No’ to an invitation
    37:23 - “Disturbing Children’s Movie or Pagan Festival?
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    PATREON Dates in September + October:

    October 2nd - Book Club @ 10:30 AM ET
    October 3rd - Live Show  @ 7:30 PM ET
    October 5th - Study Buds @ 1:00 PM ET
    October 24th - Live Show @ 7:30 PM ET
    October 30th - Halloween Book Club!

    Sign up at www.patreon.com/acquiredtaste


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    Rothy’s - Find your new favorite shoes and get ready to be asked “Are those Rothy’s?” Plus, get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/TASTE 

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    Kathleen’s Sources: 
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch4xWojOJGf/?hl=en

    Bethany’s Sources:
    “How the West Was Fun”: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110068/?ref_=ttls_li_tt
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_West_Was_Fun
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_NeverEnding_Story_(film)
    https://bigthink.com/the-past/pagan-holidays/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturnalia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturnalia#Influence
    https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/obscure-pagan-festivals-around-the-world
    TRAILER: “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgpfMxYFSmE
    https://screencrush.com/strangest-kids-movies/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Watcher_in_the_Woods_(1980_film)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_to_Oz

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Help! My Husband Blows Off My Birthday! & Things You Won’t Miss About Your Ex

    Help! My Husband Blows Off My Birthday! & Things You Won’t Miss About Your Ex

    “Allegra” needs some advice, stat. Her otherwise fabulous husband always fails to celebrate her birthday. This year, he failed in a hurtful way. What do you do when your partner doesn’t celebrate your big day, even when they know it’s important to you? Then, two different Tastebuds are suddenly single so to mark the occasion, Kathleen is crowdsourcing reasons why people won’t miss their exes. (Who knew that chess was such a big deal??) 
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    What We Talked About:

    13:54 - Help! My husband doesn’t celebrate my birthday!
    28:39 - Thank God You Broke Up!
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    PATREON Dates in September + October:

    September 19th - Live Show @ 7:30 PM ET
    October 2nd - Book Club @ 10:30 AM ET
    October 3rd - Live Show  @ 7:30 PM ET
    October 5th - Study Buds @ 1:00 PM ET
    October 24th - Live Show @ 7:30 PM ET
    October 30th - Halloween Book Club!

    Sign up at www.patreon.com/acquiredtaste


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    Chime Financial - Chime. No monthly fees. No vibe-killing fees. Signing up for a Chime Checking Account only takes 2 minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/taste 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dollywood, Dyin' & Dog Treats - Bonus

    Dollywood, Dyin' & Dog Treats - Bonus

    It's a loosey-goosey bonus, Buds! What's the one rule Kathleen has about amusement park rides? (Make your will beforehand!) And Bethany ate WHAT out of spite?

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

RavenWillow_ChaosPixie ,

Love them

Love the girls and Dennis is also equally funny. Love them all! I feel like I'm with my best friends every day!

lisa_s_94 ,

Toxic negativity

I get that Bethany’s an actor, but she could not be more obnoxiously dramatic about certain things. Her negativity has also become difficult to listen to. I hope she can get some help & find some happiness.

TatiTZ21 ,

LOVE the girls

Favorite podcast hands down. Have listened since the very first episode🤍

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