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This month Taco Bell began giving away coupons for 10 million tacos as a way to reward customers who were perhaps scared away by a lawsuit which claims their beef mixture contains only 35% meat. But even if their product is 88% real “meat” as the chain advertises, shouldn’t that still be a wake-up [...]

So somehow despite my last gefilte fish experience with Dan Pashman, I successfully lured him back to doing another podcast with me, this time at the Strand Bookstore in NYC where he brought along his Sporkful cohost Mark Garrison for an exploration on how to conquer bad breath. We (ok [...]

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, [...]

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. [...]

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..

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Rob gets the low down on how to battle head lice from Abigail Rosenfeld, aka “The Head Lice Lady of Brookyln”. Rosenfeld has been doing battle for close to 30 decades and reveals her techniques for ridding yourself of these pesky bugs.

Rob delves deeper into indignity of head lice with Madeleine Brand. Brand shares some [...]

Rob interviews with Rabbi Chanan Feld, a mohel based in Berkeley on how to act a bris (Jewish circumcision ceremony).

In the Jewish faith a “bris” or circumcision is a family event that celebrates a baby boy’s entering into a life of Judaism. While the ceremony is joyous, it can also be an awkward experience for [...]

Everyday we catch people doing gross, disgusting acts like picking their nose, eating with their mouth open, or sneezing all over the place. In this episide, Rob discusses with NPR’s Ari Shapiro how to react when someone committs one of these crimes of civility. He also gets a tip from old pal Alex Auritt, a [...]

Clogging up the the toilet can often be messy business, clogging it up at a friend’s house is most certainly mortifying business. In this episode Rob talks with NPR’s Paul Brown about how to get out of this scenario with tips from Bob McHone, owner of Crown Plumbing and Heating in Frederick, Maryland.

With only a week to go until his baby’s due date, Rob talks over dad strategy for the delivery room with NPR’s Charlie Mayer. Rob also hears some expert tips from Scott MacTavish author of the book “The New Dad’s Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First Time Fathers.”