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Posted: February 11, 2010

Going to the DMV can be an agonizing experience consisting of long waits, snippy customer service, and capped off with a horrible driver’s liscence photo. Rob talks with NPR’s Tamara Keith about how to maximize your DMV experience and shares tips from Jason King, Director of Communications and Public Relations for the American Association of [...]

 
Posted: January 21, 2010

Bumper stickers are a great way to promote a cause, support a political philosophy or just give fellow drivers a chuckle. But choosing the wrong one can lead to frowns, honks, and even the occassional middle finger. Rob talks to NPR’s Mike Pesca about how to choose the right sticker. He also shares advice from [...]

 
Posted: January 12, 2010

Throwing a great party can be tough, especially when most of the guests have limited motor skills, require frequent diaper changes, and are prone to temper tantrums. Rob talks to author and journalist Helaine Olen about how to maximize the fun and minimize the drama for his daughter’s upcoming 2nd birthday party.

 
Posted: December 24, 2009

Holiday cards can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and relatives, but there are some people in your life that honestly shouldn’t make the list. Rob talks to his friend mommylite blogger Sarah Maizes about how she came to the decision to leave one former friend off her card list this [...]

 
Posted: December 15, 2009

These days websites like Facebook and Google allow you to easily find others with the same name as you. Rob calls up another Rob Sachs to find out what he’s all about. He then talks about his experiences with Tamara Keith.

 
Posted: November 19, 2009

This weekend the blockbuster The Twilight Saga: New Moon hits theaters and Rob and his wife will be going. Rob talks with writer Mark Jordan Legan on how to best navigate a packed movie house. Mark tells Rob how to find best a seat, quiet down other guests, and other theater etiquette.

 
Posted: November 7, 2009

In this episode Rob talks to GQ’s Style Guy Glenn O’Brien about how to handle pants rips, popped buttons, and snags in your clothes. O’Brien says it’s all about knowing a great re-weaver to rescue you from your wardrobe malfunction.

 
Posted: October 30, 2009

Making a Jack-O-Lantern is an almost sacred Halloween tradition. Unfortunately Rob’s skills have not progressed past that of a 2nd grader. He calls up professional pumpkin carver Tom Nardone for advice on how to make a funky pumpkin.

 
Posted: October 15, 2009

Rob interviews Jim Johnston, the executive producer of MTV’s Real World on how to deal with having a less than ideal roommate or housemate

Rob talks to Jesse Thorn from “The Sound of Young America” about comments he’s heard from listeners on bad roommates. He also shares his own personal stories and advice he’s received from [...]

 
Posted: September 25, 2009

Ever since his daughter started blowing into a toy harmonica, Rob has been thinking about finally learning how to properly play the instrument. In this episode he gets some tips from legendary Piedmont bluesman Phil Wiggins and a lesson from NPR’s own Peter Breslow.