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Posted: June 10, 2010

So one thing I’m learning about doing video – it takes a lot more effort to produce than a podcast. This one involved a trip up to New York, securing the help of my buddies Win Rosenfeld and Dan Pashman, a trip to a novelty shop, a few trips to the grocery store, [...]

Posted: May 27, 2010

Podcast Courtesy of NPR 8/21/08

So it’s nearly summer but already the carnival and fair season is in full swing. I’d like to think all the fun and nostalgia is what keeps me coming back, but let’s be honest, it’s really the abundance of funnel cake.

Inevitably my manhood is put to the test [...]

Posted: May 10, 2010

Not Annoyingy Your Wife NPR Podcast

For my last podcast under the NPR banner, I decided it was good to finally have my wife Anna have a shot on air. We talked over what a good topic might be and though something about pregnancy would be apt since she is in her last trimester. [...]

Posted: April 30, 2010

Anna snapped this the other day as we were shopping. I was excited to see how it was displayed but came back to Earth when I heard not all bookstores are as generous with their shelf space.

Here’s another pic my brother took in NYC.
Is it too devious to reshuffle my book? [...]


So this week just may be one of the biggest of my life; After two years of proposing, writing, editing, and re-editing, my book, What Would Rob Do?: An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life’s Daily Indignities finally hits the market. To be sure, just having the opportunity to write a book has [...]

Posted: April 7, 2010

Tomorrow I head to watch the Phillies take on the lowly Nats, I say lowly even though we’re only two games into the season (but let’s be honest the Nats stink). As a lifelong Phillies fan, I’m always excited to see my team, especially when they’re coming off two of the best seasons [...]

Posted: April 5, 2010

Every April Fool’s Day some wise guy pulls a prank that makes you feel like a doofus. This year I want to be that guy. So I travelled all the way up to New York just to try play a joke on a friend, Dan Pashman of the food podcast The Sporkful..

I’ve divided this [...]

Posted: March 24, 2010

It’s pretty hard to screw up the name Rob, three letters, one syllable, pretty straight forward. But if you have a name of Nigerian origin like Rob’s NPR, colleague Sonari Glinton, that’s a different story. Rob and Sonari talk about techniques for both learning how to pronounce uncommon names, and the etiquette for teaching others [...]

Posted: March 15, 2010

Each year Rob meticulously fills out his bracket for the men’s college basketball tournament and each year he gets crushed by some newbie who made their picks based on team colors. To improve his standings, Rob talks over his selection strategy with NPR’s Mike Pesca, who has graciously allowed Rob to join his pool this [...]

Posted: March 11, 2010

Thinking about having a great party this St. Patrick’s Day? Well don’t forget to craft the perfect playlist. Famed “mashup” master DJ Z-Trip says that preparation is key whether he’s spinnig records for a Vegas nightclub or setting up his I-tunes playlist for a BBQ with friends. Here are Z-Trip’s [...]