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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