EPISODE 19 – UP YOUR WAZOO REAL SIMPLE, THIS IS MY TIME!

 

Guilty pleasures are the topic of Episode 19 and Mike and Megan share the foods, booze, entertainment and rituals they enjoy partaking in when nobody else is looking or judging. Also included in this episode is another installment of “Megan’s Journal Kernels”, the time Mike wanted to set up Megan with a total psychopath and how Mike transformed from a handsome, smiling high school graduate into a cheese eatin’, port swillin’ goblin who scared girls. All that and much more are featured here on this episode. Use your “me time” anytime you want, maybe have a few bowls of Fruity Pebbles, and enjoy this episode BIG TIME!!!!

 

CLOSING SONG – “TONIGHT” NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

EPISODE WINE – 2014 LEESE-FITCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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EPISODE 34 – MOIST DELUXE

After a one week hiatus Mike and Megan are back and it doesn’t take long before they’re delving into such disparate topics like dirty talk, gross words and Megan’s superstitious sports viewing habits. The jar presents a topic about having dinner for breakfast which leads to an impromptu breakfast themed F, Marry, Kill. Time is seemingly only going quicker so stop, relax and enjoy Episode 34! It’s “shock”sukingly delicious!

EPISODE WINE – DARK HORSE PINOT NOIR

CLOSING SONG – “I WON’T BACK DOWN” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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NO NEW EPISODE THIS WEEK KIDS

For the first time in 8 months we are unable to provide an episode this week due to real life just getting in the way of us finding time to sit down and record. We may try to double up one week, or release a surprise bonus episode one week to make up for it, or maybe switch to a once every two week format, we don’t know. But what we do know is we appreciate our listeners and hope you’ll come back for the next episode when it’s available. In the meantime, send us your topics, your dreams for analysis, your F, Marry Kills and anything and everything else you deem worthy to 100thingsinajar@gmail.com.

In the Meantime here’s a link to Episode 4 recorded sometime back in March!

Thanks!

Mike and Megan

EPISODE 33: THE BLUNDER YEARS 

Breaking news: Twenty-one years after he met her, Mike still hasn’t figured Megan out. Is she really a hippie in suburban mom’s clothing? But then why has she never smoked pot? And why didn’t she tell him about those co-ed sleepovers she attended in high school? These burning questions are answered (sort of) in the latest episode of 100 Things, which also features the harrowing tale of that time Mike got asked to “go with” a girl for the first time. (Moral of the story: pizza > girls.) The jar offers a topic that made even the writer of it go “ugggggh.” Are mom dates really a thing, or are some of us just missing our high school cliques? Who knows, but one thing is certain: Megan and Mike wouldn’t relive THEIR awkward high school years for anything. But hey, for old time’s sake, spritz a little Drakkar Noir on your pulse points and get ready to cringe. This is episode 33.

EPISODE WINE: BOGLE MERLOT 2015

CLOSING SONG: “THIRTEEN” ELLIOTT SMITH (BIG STAR COVER)

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EPISODE 32 – LOVE BOO-BOO

A house fly does it’s best to derail the start of Episode 32 and that just sort of sets the tone. After Mike and Megan wax poetic about the wonder that was the video store, Mike realizes his body is showing affection for Megan in a way he never even knew was possible. Next, Dr. Mike analyzes Meg’s recent dream about a hairy situation and Mike opens up about his deep need for someone—anyone!—to sit next to him on the train. Finally, the jar offers the topic of ‘setting a good example,’ and Mike and Megan have a lot to say about it. Just don’t ask them where Pinky Poodle is. They don’t fucking know.

EPISODE WINE – 2013 PORTADA RED WINE

 

CLOSING SONG – “TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL” CROSBY,STILLS,NASH and YOUNG

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EPISODE 31 – THE INEQUIVALAXANCIES OF LIFE

Well, it’s back-to-school season and Megan’s brain is totally fried, which explains her struggle with language in this episode. A conversation about lingerie for men leads to her first lapse in linguistics, and it’s all downhill from there. After deconstructing the week’s chaos, and a discussion about their recent fateful date night, your hosts move on to their first-ever dream analysis* with client number one: Kerri. She’s lost her shoes and can’t move. What does it all mean? Listen and find out. (*Dream analysis is 1,000% inaccurate and unprofessional. Not meant to be taken seriously. At all.) The jar delivers a delicious topic that inspires a debate about the best kind of donut. And, hey, who exactly is getting up these days to make them? We may never know. Sink your teeth into a Boston Cream or a Jelly and devour the newest edition of of 100 Things in a Jar.

 

EPISODE WINE – 2015 MIRASSOU CABERNET SAUVIGNON

 

CLOSING SONG – “SUGAR, SUGAR” THE ARCHIES

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EPISODE 30 – THE ONLY NUMBER I KNEW BY HEART

Mike is in a “flowy” mood this week, perhaps because he is manstruating. Can you hear Megan rolling her eyes? After a brief lesson about life with a uterus, the conversation zips from who is more like Oprah to Megan’s recent job interview and how a pair of tube socks has apparently kept Mike employed for the last 20 years. There’s a particularly vile F, Marry, Kill (how does Darth Vader poop?) and a brief debate about which Mike has shown up to record the podcast before the jar deals a topic that’s not easy to untangle. A snippet of cryptic song lyrics takes your hosts on yet another journey into the past, this time to an ill-fated date that actually sealed their future. Does this all add up to an episode that’s compelling, or not? You tell us.

EPISODE WINE – DARK HORSE BIG RED BLEND

CLOSING SONG – “YOU AND I” WILCO W/FEIST

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EPISODE 29 – I CALL MYSELF A FARTIST

Mike breaks with tradition and drinks beer instead of wine during episode 29 – and that’s just the first scandal this week. From the girl in short shorts who caught Mike’s eye that afternoon to the Valentine’s Day 18 years earlier when he crashed Meg’s pity party for one, there is no shortage of controversies this week. But your hosts eventually put aside their sparring to tackle a serious subject from the jar: farts. Specifically, euphemisms for farts. Whatever you call them – toots, cheek squeaks, stinkers, et cetera – we’re pretty sure you’ll agree that this week’s installment of 100 Things doesn’t stink. 

EPISODE WINE – REX GOLIATH PINOT GRIGIO

EPISODE BEER – BALLAST POINT MANTA RAY DOUBLE IPA

CLOSING SONG – “THAT SMELL” LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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EPISODE 28 – TIME TO TAKE OFF THE TRAINING WHEELS

Warning: Megan had a stubborn cough when this episode was recorded. We’re pretty sure germs don’t permeate podcasts, but if you’re a hypochondriac, have the Purell handy. AHEM. Number 28 starts off with a whoosh (or is it a wish?) because Meg and Mike still don’t have central air. But they persevere through the heat to discuss things like the “fit mom” phenomenon, double dating with parents and—courtesy of a journal kernel—the particular loneliness of a Sunday night in one’s twenties. After a 90210 F, Marry, Kill, your hosts pluck a topic from the jar that’s initially tough to decipher and requires a call to Michael’s mom for clarity. The conversation soon turns to fear of the unknown, and how hard it is to take your own advice. But it’s easy to take this advice: grab a few Halls and settle in for the latest episode of 100 Things in a Jar.

EPISODE WINE – 2014 STERLING VINTNER’S COLLECTION MERLOT

CLOSING SONG – “DARLING DO NOT FEAR” BRETT DENNEN

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EPISODE 27 – THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO OMMMMMMMM

Michael doesn’t bring Megan flowers anymore—but thankfully there’s someone who does. That guy, and Megan’s other “suitors” are among the things discussed at the top of this episode. Also included: the unfortunate end of Megan’s last job, what’s going on with Mike’s nose, and a journal kernel from the vault that inspires Mike and Megan to revisit some of their more…complicated times. The jar saves Mike from further douche chills (just Google it) with a very calming topic. Not that your hosts can stay focused on it for very long. Maybe you’ll do better—so get comfortable, close your eyes, picture a cascading ocean wave and relax with the latest installment of 100 Things in a Jar.

EPISODE WINE – PRIMATERRA PINOT NERO

CLOSING SONG – “WHO YOU ARE” PEARL JAM

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EPISODE 26 – TRAPEZOIDAL IN NATURE

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s a podcast! Before the jar poses a question about the geometrical incongruities of pizza, Mike and Megan touch on some very deep philosophical questions, like why certain sounds are more pleasing than others, why a work week is 40 hours and which Spice Girl or New Kid they would they sleep with first if given the chance. There’s a Lost-centric F, Marry Kill and a very cringe worthy tale from Mike and Megan’s past. So call your favorite delivery place, grab your favorite toppings and enjoy this episode of 100 Things In A Jar because even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good!

EPISODE WINES – 2016 CAVIT PINOT GRIGIO AND 2015 LITTLE BLACK DRESS MERLOT

CLOSING SONG – “LISA” DON’T STOP OR WE’LL DIE

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EPISODE 25 – CAN I KICK IT? WITH MY THUNDER THIGHS?

Bette Midler was right: Ya gotta have frieeeennnnds. Especially the kind who send in quizzical topics like the one Michael and Megan pull out of the jar this week. But before that little piece of paper inspires a wide-ranging conversation about everything from erotic wedding dance lessons to the pleasure of impromptu dinner parties, Megan shares a Very Special Journal Kernel that prompts Mike to call for a drunken fight with a villain from her past. Whether you’re a Janet Jackson on the dance floor, or more of an Elaine Benes, you’re plenty cool enough to join your hapless hosts out on the rhythm rug for another episode of 100 Things in a Jar.

EPISODE WINE: 2014 NOBLE VINES 667 PINOT NOIR (again)

CLOSING SONG: “CAN I KICK IT”  A Tribe Called Quest

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EPISODE 24 – CATHOLICS DON’T CARE ABOUT CHEMISTRY

The jar offers a compelling question about music, but episode 25 quickly delves into the murkier waters of first loves, teenage dreams and the advice Mike should have given Britney Spears but never did. For good measure there’s also a listener-submitted F, Marry, Kill (plus a bonus “Walking Dead” edition), a sad-but-promising Journal Kernel, and the horribly awkward line Megan uttered when she finally met the object of her prepubescent obsession (hint: he was in a 90s boy band). Quick, someone call Sarah from Honda. We need help!

 EPISODE WINE:  2014 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir

 CLOSING SONG: “The Soundtrack of Your Life” A Girl Called Eddy

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EPISODE 23 – COME A LITTLE CLOSER, LET US WHISPER IN YOUR EAR

The moment Mike and Megan always feared finally happens on Episode 23 as the jar gives them a topic related to the current political landscape. The timing couldn’t be any worse as Megan starts the episode by announcing she has given up reading any and all news having to do with the state of the world, in an attempt to stay positive. That leads Mike to put his minor in psychology to work as he plays armchair therapist while being sure not to interrupt and just listen, so as not to be punched by Antoinette. Look, they don’t have all the answers and they sure as hell don’t know what Trump whispered to Michelle Obama, but they do have lots of other things to say about surviving a zombie apocalypse, possible part-time jobs in the sex industry and gross hotel stays, so perk up your ears and listen closely to this latest installment of 100 Things In A Jar.

EPISODE WINE – 2015 GNARLY HEAD 1924 LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE BLACK RED WINE BLEND

CLOSING SONG – “CRY ALL DAY” WILCO

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EPISODE 22 – BE MINDFUL DAD, DON’T LISTEN TO THIS ONE

Let’s talk about sex, bay-bee. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things—like doing it when your kids are in the room. Wait, WHAT!? After discussing Mike’s new professional ventures, the subject of mindfulness, and a Journal Kernel from Megan’s first day of college, the jar deals a legit R-rated topic…one Mike and Meg are all too happy to delve into. That is, assuming Meg’s dad skips this one and goes right to episode 23. (SERIOUSLY DAD.) The rest of you should dim the lights, slip into something more comfortable and enjoy this installment of 100 Things—which is possibly sexier than Real Sex on HBO. Possibly.
EPISODE WINE – 2015 RAVENS WOOD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL
CLOSING SONG – “I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW” TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS
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EPISODE 21 – SARAH GIVETH AND SARAH TAKETH AWAY

The podcast is 21 episodes old, but there’s a case of arrested development as all of Mike and Megan’s technology has failed forcing them to record with limited resources. After recapping what was a wonderful vacation spent together at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, a round of F, Marry, Kill and another stellar installment of Megan’s Journal Kernels, the jar gives a crappy joke. Mike suffers a mini panic attack, but Megan calms things down as the conversation goes into weightier topics like trying new things, dreamers dreaming and how much time they have to become as successful as Megan Mullally and Vinny Pastore. Whether in the jungle or at a bruhrerry, coloring with crans, or hanging with the mare, fire up the grill (but don’t burn the house down) and enjoy this grown up installment of 100 Things In A Jar.

EPISODE WINE – 2014 TOASTED HEAD CABERNET SAUVIGNON

CLOSING SONG – “RUSH” BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE

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EPISODE 20 – CALL ME AN OLD FOGEY, BUT A LITTLE THANK YOU GOES A LONG WAY

Episode 20 starts with an embarrassing admission from Megan and quickly spirals into Mike singing a variety of songs and testing out some lyrics for a new musical. After an impromptu  game of F, Marry, Kill the jar brings up the issue of thank you notes and cursive, topics Megan the writer are very passionate about. Mike attempts to refute her, but is so blown away by the strength of her argument he winds up wanting to become a hippy who writes random thank you notes to people he doesn’t even know. There’s that and much more, so put down your newfangled technologies, grab a meatball sandwich with your favorite UPS delivery man and hey, don’t worry about your lawn FFS.  You’re doing the best you can, so thank you!

EPISODE WINE – OLD TRUE ZIN

CLOSING SONG – “THANK YOU FRIENDS” BIG STAR

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EPISODE 19 – UP YOUR WAZOO REAL SIMPLE, THIS IS MY TIME!

Guilty pleasures are the topic of Episode 19 and Mike and Megan share the foods, booze, entertainment and rituals they enjoy partaking in when nobody else is looking or judging. Also included in this episode is another installment of “Megan’s Journal Kernels”, the time Mike wanted to set up Megan with a total psychopath and how Mike transformed from a handsome, smiling high school graduate into a cheese eatin’, port swillin’ goblin who scared girls. All that and much more are featured here on this episode. Use your “me time” anytime you want, maybe have a few bowls of Fruity Pebbles, and enjoy this episode BIG TIME!!!!

CLOSING SONG – “TONIGHT” NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

EPISODE WINE – 2014 LEESE-FITCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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EPISODE 18 – AMOUR FOU-RTY

In this episode Mike and Megan tackle the subject of turning 40 and all it entails, such as realizing your mortality (or not), becoming more sure of yourself, feeling a greater need to connect and the simple joy of  watching kids singing. Aging isn’t all bad as Megan and Mike look back on younger days when Mike looked like a lesbian woman and Megan appeared to be a gay man. The hosts also get to play their first listener generated F, MARRY, KILL game! It’s all part of life’s rich pageant. Oh by the way, hey John, give Mike a call!

CLOSING SONG – “I NEED NEVER GET OLD” NATHANIEL RATLIFFE & THE NIGHT SWEATS

EPISODE WINE – 2014 FAMIGLIA BIANCHI MALBEC

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EPISODE 17 – TIME AND TIME AGAIN

Nostalgia, the evanescence of childhood, and sex with celebrities—this episode is a mixed bag if there ever was one. After a meaningful discussion on the passage of time, Mike and Megan revisit Episode 14, and finally name who is on their free pass list. While Mike is quite interested in the bare tush of a gal on “Fargo,” Megan recounts the time she bought John Krasinski a Guinness. Finally, the jar brings them on a trip down memory lane, to summers spent at the beach and a bittersweet reminder that those days are gone forever.
CLOSING SONG: “BOYS OF SUMMER” Don Henley
EPISODE WINE: CAMPO  VIEJO RIOJA
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EPISODE 16 – LIFE AND TAXES

It’s down to the wire for Michael and Megan, who recorded this episode a mere 12 hours before its release. Adulthood and all its trappings – exhaustion, depression, lawn maintenance, beach getaways – have gotten in the way of recording. But nothing would prevent them from episode 16. And thank goodness, because the topics that come up are nothing to sneeze at: the meaning of life and the point of paying taxes – with a little covfefe thrown in for good measure. 

EPISODE WINE – CANOE RIDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON “THE EXPEDITION” 

CLOSING SONG – “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” TALKING HEADS

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EPISODE 15 – IT’S A DRAMEDY

Our “hero” Mike is tired after doing some manly chores, but he soon perks up as the the conversation turns to table manners, some off key Frank Sinatra tunes and Megan’s latest writing. The topic is comedy or drama which leads to tales of Megan’s acting days, the lullabye of Broadway and our favorite movies in each genre. Just like life, there are laughs, there are almost tears and a little singing. Whether you’re alone or where everybody knows your name, we hope you enjoy it.

EPISODE WINE – 2015 ALAMOS MALBEC

CLOSING SONG – “WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME” GARY PORTNOY

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EPISODE 14 – FEELING HAWT, HAWT, HAWT!

It’s suddenly sweltering in this neck of the woods—but this episode ain’t about the weather. Michael and Megan are talking about celebrities: meeting them, shouting the C-word with them, and maybe, who knows, someday getting a free pass with a few. Meg’s friend Sarah provided this week’s topic and though no consensus is reached about Julian Edelman, plenty of other famous names are bandied about. But here’s the real question: who’s on YOUR get out of jail free list?

EPISODE WINE: GHOST PINES MERLOT 2014

CLOSING SONG- “I’M THE MAN WHO LOVES YOU ” WILCO

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EPISODE 13 – CEASE THE DAY!

After a long and tiring month, Mike and Megan could use a little luck to get through this week’s episode. Untimely Costco trips, turning 40 and losing their bed and breakfast virginity are all discussed before the jar steers the conversation to tales of getting fired by a mouse, obsessive compulsive list making and some random singing until Mike and Megan attempt to finally escape this episode and say goodnight.

EPISODE WINE – BLACKSTONE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

CLOSING SONG – “JUST ONCE” JAMES INGRAM

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EPISODE 12 – WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO TODAY???

After a false start that was scrapped 10 minutes in Michael and Megan rebound with a jam-packed episode all about travel. Where have your hosts been? Where do they want to go? And has anyone else heard of something called Airbnb? Michael is intrigued! Also this week: Megan reads aloud from her old journals, and Michael weighs the perks and perils of becoming a firefighter.

 

EPISODE WINE: SMOKING LOON PINOT NOIR

CLOSING SONG: “ROAM” B-52s

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EPISODE 11 – NEVER GONNA KEEP ME DOWN

A late 90s one-hit wonder is the inspiration behind this week’s episode – and some inspired a capella from your happy hosts. After a little topic-hopping (destructive children, fitness goals and a small ode to Deep Blue Something), Michael and Megan delve into some of their not-so-great life moments, and how they bounced back. So grab your whiskey drink, or your vodka drink, or your cider drink or whatever the hell you drink, and enjoy this week’s reach into the jar.

EPISODE WINE – CASA CAPRIOLO GOVERNO TOSCANA

CLOSING SONG – “TUBTHUMPING” CHUMBAWAMBA

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EPISODE 10 – WHY ARE WE HERE?

Grammar lessons, tales of untimely farts, a call-in from Michael’s mother and an attempt to answer a question even the smartest, most insightful minds in history have failed to—all this and more is included in our TENTH EPISODE. That’s right, we’ve made it into the double-digits, thanks to you, our loyal listeners. Come to think of it, we are here because of YOU.

WINE: WOODBRIDGE SAUVIGNON BLANC

CLOSING SONG : “YOU AND ME SONG” – WANNADIES

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EPISODE 9 – WHAT’S YOUR DREAM? EVERYBODY’S GOT A DREAM!

After a hiatus from recording due to some everyday life roadblocks like vomiting kids, general testiness and a bad case of “pepper hands”, Mike and Megan settle down for another bottle of red and deliver lucky episode 9. After the usual back and forth banter, the jar offers the topic of dream careers. While Mike doesn’t quite seem sure what his dream career may be, Megan’s dream has the possibility of one day becoming a reality.

EPISODE WINE – MONTEFALCO SAGRANTINO

CLOSING SONG – “YOUR WILDEST DREAMS”  MOODY BLUES

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EPISODE 8 – YOU GIVE US 22 MINUTES, WE’LL GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT TOPIC

After 7 episodes Mike and Megan feel comfortable enough to have some guests join them in the kitchen, and as usual the friends they have invited do not disappoint. John and Antoinette stop by and sit in for what is by far our most random topic to date. Luckily a tale as old as time known as the 2014 Beerfest Debacle provides a welcome departure from the confounding topic the jar provides and results in one of the funniest and most fun shows to date.

EPISODE WINE – DARK HORSE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, JOSH CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MENAGE A TROIS PINOT GRIGIO                               

CLOSING SONG – “HEART OF GOLD”  NEIL YOUNG

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EPISODE 7 – FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION

Lucky episode seven opens with why we love “Naïve Melody” so much, then flashes back to our wedding day and Megan’s wardrobe malfunction—which Michael still hasn’t gotten over. We also discuss life goals, fear of failure, and why, in times of distress, it’s always wise to go to your happy place. Grab a sleeve of Thin Mints, your favorite latex partner and enjoy the show.

EPISODE WINE: FOLONARI MONTEPULCIANO D’ABBRUZZO

CLOSING SONG: “YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL” YO LA TENGO

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EPISODE 6 – MAY THE UNIVERSE BE WITH YOU

Low-budget wine and high-end philosophy are at the center of this episode, the first we recorded since taking the podcast public. Megan’s college roommate provides the topic, as well as a trip down memory lane. There are detours, too, of course—into Star Wars territory, the debacle that was this year’s Oscars, just how tall Mike is (or isn’t) and, hey, what ARE lady lumps anyway? But take heart: we explore some enlightening subjects, and in the end—all shall be well.

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EPISODE 5 – YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED

Kids, you may want to listen with a parent because this week’s episode deals with some serious topics such as God, religion, prayer and the many dangerous mishaps of the kids on Diff’rent Strokes. All this and more on a very special episode of 100 Things In A Jar!

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EPISODE 4 – TATTOO WHO?

The deck is stacked against Mike and Megan this week. A stubborn stomach bug, our first technical difficulty and toddlers falling out of bed are just some of the adversities making Episode 4 a challenge at times. But what begins as a conversation about tattoos, evolves into Megan getting to showcase a never before heard talent that amazes Michael and saves the day.

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EPISODE 3 – NOW AND FOREVER, YOUR HOLE IS BLUE

In case the title doesn’t hammer it home, this episode defies description. Let’s just say there’s no doubt who supplied the topic. Only one person we know would use permanent marker on both sides of the paper. Topics discussed include Megan’s first trip to the Captain’s quarters, does anyone really die anymore and what color is your hole? For your sake we hope it isn’t blue.

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EPISODE 2 – HOLY SH*T WHAT A RIDE!

We’re back for more. And we hope you are too. But beware: Mike is grumpy! (Who knew you actually had to pay to get your garbage hauled away?) Luckily Megan interrupts an epic rant and saves the ship from sinking entirely. In this episode, we cover Mike’s desire to be Ryan Gosling for a day, the perks of aging (there are a few), developing a sense of creative urgency, and why Megan married “that idiot.”

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EPISODE 1- WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS

Our first episode ever! Wherein we explain who we are and what in the world we’re doing with this big glass jar full of paper. Please listen! But before you listen, listen: we’re new to this. We’re winging it here. We go off topic frequently and use grown-up words. In this particular episode we cover booze, introverts versus extroverts, tips for handling adversity, and all the things you can do with a lemon.

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and away we go…

Before we begin, it’s important to note that we thought this up on the fly. It came to us one night while we were sitting on the couch drinking wine, and then stayed with us until we finally bought the microphone and (sort of) figured out how to actually record ourselves talking.

The concept is fairly simple: we have one hundred pieces of paper in a big glass jar on top of our fridge. Each piece has something on it—we’re not sure what. Could be a question, a comment, a word, a quotation, part of someone’s grocery list. We’re totally at the mercy of the friends and family who, at our request, sent us the pieces of paper over the last month.

Each week we set up our recording “studio” at our kitchen counter, take a piece of paper out of the jar, and let the magic unfold.

But back to the part about thinking this up on the fly. We wanted to do something creative together, and a screenplay felt too daunting. Besides, anyone who’s cool these days has a podcast, right? But we’ve never done a podcast before. So bear with us. Be kind. Enjoy the hilarity and randomness. And please come back each week for more! Because god knows we have a lot of crap to say.

Oh—and don’t forget to let us know what you think. We live for external validation. Er, constructive feedback. You can send us a message through this site, or via our Facebook page. We’re all about comments, questions, thoughts, critiques, and—most of all—topic suggestions for upcoming episodes.

Thanks so much for checking us out. Please, enjoy the show.

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