Hammer and Nails Podcast

Hammer and Nails is a twice-weekly collaboration with husband & wife team, Skip & Alison Bedell, who co-host Spike TV's Catch A Contractor with Adam Carolla. Skip, a licensed contractor, and Alison, a Probation Officer, are known for making everyone sick with how in love they are, and they love to offer relationship advice, and routinely discuss several topics like current events, DIY segment "Skip's Tips", Alison's "Random Thoughts", things that make them shout "What the F*ck?!", viewer/listener questions, and hysterical banter about what's happening in their lives. This is a raw, mostly unedited podcast with the Bedells while they record at home and on the road in the entertainment industry, and they will be sure to make you feel like you're sitting right there hanging out with them.
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Dec 29, 2015
This compilation has the "listener's choice" stories from episodes 006, 013 and 015. Alison rants about public bathroom design and the toilet paper reserved for County employees. Then, the Bedells talk about Adam Carolla's Mangria, and what happens to them after they drink it together. The Bedells also visited the NYC Sex Museum, and recount the education they received. Then they talk about their drive through the desert to Las Vegas, and the long night club hopping with Tito Ortiz.
Dec 25, 2015
This compilation has the "listener's choice" stories from episodes 018 and 022. The Bedells reminisce about their first experience at the Spike Guy's Choice awards in 2014. They discuss the red carpet and the various celebrities they got to mingle with, one of whom was a dick, as well as the after-party. Then, Alison talks about a problem that arose after her surgery, and the hilarious solution she discovered to resolve it.
Dec 22, 2015
This compilation has the "listener's choice" stories from episodes 003 and 004. Skip and Alison recount their trip to Mohegan Sun to watch a Bellator fight, and their first night hanging out with new friends, MMA champ Tito Ortiz and his girlfriend, Amber. Alison discovered she is able to communicate with chickens, and then Skip talks about his WTF moment from his youth when he had his first experience with a sexy older woman.
Dec 18, 2015
The Bedells recorded this episode over the spring of 2015, but it got lost amongst the others and never aired... They talked about Alison's car shopping experience, and then her birthday weekend while she was in California with Skip. They had a ridiculously delicious birthday dinner, and then went horseback riding the next day in the canyon. Another birthday dinner ensued after riding, and they experienced discrimination at the restaurant. Kilo left his mommy and daddy a nice present upon their return. Alison has a WTF moment about her flight to LA, and then Skip gives a great garage floor tip.
Dec 15, 2015
Alison updates listeners about Kilo. They discuss their weekend at the NYC Motorcycle show, and seeing friends and fans. Skip's back pain is still being a "pain in the ass". The Bedell's ride with the top down in the warm weather on the way to Christmas dinner, and there must be birds around. Alison brings up the office collection for a gift for a member of the staff. Should people give a gift to others just for doing the job they are paid to do? Alison reads an article regarding profanity, and it's surprising conclusion. Bill Cosby has come up with a new way to try to prevent victims from coming forward. Skip gives a tip about emergency gas and water shut-off and also securing posts in the ground without cement.
Dec 8, 2015

Skip and Alison talk about their home refinance, and returning underwear. Alison gives some hair tips from listener questions and then has a What the Fuck moment at McDonalds today. They discuss the Rousey - Holm rematch news. Skip gives tips on hanging towel bars, making your dryer more efficient and changing your washing machine hoses. Alison talks about Kilo not doing so well, and how ridiculous the cost of some diagnostic procedures are.

Dec 4, 2015
Skip and Alison open talking about preplanning death arrangements. Alison has a great tip for giving pills to a pet. Skip talks about his current remodeling job for a Hurricane Sandy victim. Alison talks about planning a vacation with Skip and then she talks about the many all-girl cruises she has been on. They take some listener comments about cheaters, and answer questions about sex in the bed with pets, dogs at the table, and Skip's favorite tools.
Dec 1, 2015

The Bedells talk about things people do to get revenge on each other. They discuss the assholes shooting up Planned Parenthood facilities, and they mention extremists blowing things up. A woman put duct tape around her dog's snout and they talk about appropriate punishment for the people who hurt kids and animals. Alison is trying to use more natural products, and the results are questionable. Listeners ask the Bedells if Adam Carolla smells bad... and they answer. Alison talks about her run-in with the law when she was 18, and the "buff" cop that pulled her over. Finally, Skip thinks he needs to tell Alison how to do things for him... and she gets him back for it.

Nov 27, 2015
The Bedells are recovering from turkey coma after Thanksgiving dinner. They talk about their day and the Black Friday that is forthcoming. They discuss the worst jobs they've had, and then answer listener questions about level floors, doors that won't shut properly, plaster walls and carpet stains.
Nov 24, 2015
The Bedells are at the ranch, where Alison has a newfound energy for cooking and cleaning because of her new supplements, and Skip has been out of commission the last couple of days because of heavy lifting at work. They both have a history of back pain and talk about what you can do to relieve some pain. Alison interviewed a robber who had a number of mishaps while trying to learn what works. Alison was mortified that her friend listened to an episode that she spoke about her in. This leads to a hygiene conversation that offers some really good tips for new relationships. Alison has a new obsession for making the house smell good and gives a recommendation for an amazing product that is affordable and that works! They discuss the worst gifts they have ever received, and read some listener input on that topic as well. The Bedells also remind everyone that they have a Holiday wish list with links to products on their website,, under the "Alison" tab. Finally, Skip give a crown moulding tip.
Nov 17, 2015
The Bedells prepare to go to California again, and are unprepared because they spent too much time at a friend's house. Alison has a bunch of WTF moments, including fancy bathroom towels, piss drips and fast food drive thru. The holidays are coming up, and paper or real plates is up for debate. Skip recalls a Thanksgiving story from when he was little, and Alison falls asleep. They take listener questions, including getting rid of cat pee on wood floors and sheetrock, wet linoleum floors, weight loss, & then Alison gives a few hair styling product tips. Remember to visit for the links to products they talk about and pics!
Nov 13, 2015

The Bedells open with a discussion about Skip's annoying habit of turning down the radio when they talk, while Alison is listening to something. The Bedells are getting ready for another trip to LA, and contemplate the difficulties of joining the mile high club. They reminisce about strange places they've been intimate, and Alison recalls a funny story about when she rented a porn video. More porn videos get discussed, and Skip recalls his story about when he got hit on by a trans guy. Alison schools Joe on Domestic Partner benefits, and Skip mentions new IRS scam phone calls, and Alison tells the guys about Nigerian dating scams. Alison talks about meeting people on dating websites, and some stories about the ladies she met. Please remember to tell your friends about!

Nov 10, 2015

Skip opens talking about his FOX and Friends DIY segment he did the day prior, giving money saving winterizing tips. Alison talks about all of the preparation involved in doing a segment and the anxiety Skip gets over trying to fit everything in. The Bedells then went to lunch with a friend, and the bill was wrong, and Alison gets uncomfortable. Alison discovers an internet troll who wrote mean-spirited comments online, and reveals what she discovered about him through a simple Google search. It soon becomes obvious why he is such an angry person. Kilo had a medical emergency that required surgery, and Alison was a wreck. Joe had a similar story, that really grosses the Bedells out. Alison talks about her obsession with the FoodSaver vacuum sealing bags. Holiday leftovers can now live in your fridge for years and stay fresh! The Bedells answer listener questions, including moist basements, satisfying your partner without getting it in return, and faking it.

Nov 6, 2015

The Bedells are at the ranch today, and talk about the 80's themed Halloween party they went to, and how they felt like they'd gone through a time machine. And then they went back to feeling old again. They talk about dealbreakers, and things people do to instantly turn you off at the moment they should be impressing you. The way they dress, the things they say, the things they feel... Skip & Alison then answer listener questions about resurfacing floors, repainting shelves, romex wiring and wet dishes in the dishwasher.

Nov 3, 2015

This episode opens with Skip & Joe, who have been consuming Mangria for the last hour. Skip has nothing to talk about because it turned out all of the stories he brought to the studio turned out to be debunked on Snopes. Alison asks Joe to explain how to use a bidet, after he mentioned his brother has one in his bathroom. Skip and Joe recall times they needed a bathroom, but didn't have one available. Smoking and vaping comes up, and they close the show with listener questions, including toilet porcelain stains, old crappy bicycles and a reminder about Alison's oatmeal cookie recipe and sweet potato method being found on their website, too.

Oct 30, 2015

Alison & Joe bond over toilet multi-tasking. Alison has a solution to his medical problem that can save him a lot of pain. Skip talks about the roofing videos he's making to help homeowners know what to look for when getting a job done. With Halloween around the corner, its a good time for the ladies to be a whore! Skip has a bunch of crazy news stories, which you won't believe when you hear them!! Skip answers a listener question about heating recommendations, and the gang closes sharing Mangria. Ding!

Oct 27, 2015

Alison & Skip discuss their weekend in scenic upstate New York spending time with family, including cousin Matt, who left Skip a flatulent text message last month. Alison felt uncomfortable not sharing her appetizer and explains why she stresses at parties. They answer listener questions, including baking the perfect sweet potato, wallpaper removal, gutter questions, gift giving for girlfriends and tile floor advice. And wtf with these water conserving toilets?

Oct 23, 2015

Skip and Ali open talking about her experience at the dentist, and somehow the conversation takes a turn to watching other drivers on the road doing things that you shouldn't see. Mean kids came up, high school reunions, and how karma kicks in in life. Masturbation, puberty and adolescence and all the awkward things that come with learning about these things. Why is the expression "making love" so weird??

Oct 16, 2015

Alison talks about the make-up tutorial videos she recorded over the weekend, and she's not happy with the results. Skip finally hosted another DIY segment on FOX and Friends, and talks about what it's like when you prepare, but nothing goes as planned. After the show, the Bedells went to New York ComicCon at the Javits center and met lots of gamer stars and CAC fans, as well. The Bedells recount the time they went to see Adam Carolla perform live with the friends they made season 1 filming Catch A Contractor. The night ended up to be quite a mess. Alison finds an article on CNN's website that causes some concern for Skip's health. Finally, they answer listener questions.

Oct 2, 2015

The Bedells are recording from the home studio, "At The Ranch". They are starting to use Periscope more and invite the listeners to sign up so they can all connect. Skip goes into all of the behind the scenes prep that's involved in preparing for his upcoming appearance again on Fox And Friends morning show. They remind the listeners that their website, has a contact page to communicate with them, as well as episode summaries, pictures, Amazon links and a podcast player. Alison talks about listening to the Sex With Emily podcast, and how very explicit it gets, as well as great tips Emily gives for a healthy sex life. Alison's extended family doesn't watch Catch A Contractor, and she talks about how people don't behave the way she would expect them to. Would you buy dirty underwear on eBay? Skip gives a drippy faucet tip. Finally, they get really personal and Skip offers some really profound advice from his own life experiences, and the valuable wisdom his dad imparted on him.

Sep 25, 2015

The gang starts catching Joe up on the previous weekend. Alison went to the doctor and hopes to have results as good as Lynette's. She schools the guys on why they should consider the same treatment too. Skip was going to do another segment for Fox and Friends but the Pope got in his way. Alison reads a message board that has a lot of conclusions about her. Body jewelry in a painful place comes up. Skip reveals something very deep and personal.

Sep 22, 2015

The Bedells are on the road in San Jose for this podcast. They flew across the country to watch their friend Tito Ortiz fight for the championship belt in Bellator 142. They talk about the long weekend and then read listener questions and discuss a WTF when you leave something behind in a hotel room or plane.

Sep 15, 2015

Alison open reminding everyone to check out their new website They talk about their forthcoming trip to Atlanta, and the organization the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud, that is giving the Bedells the annual Protecting the People award. People who need information about how to hire people to work on their home can get loads of information from this organization for free. They describe their experience on an ancient American Airlines jet to Georgia, and the parking situations at Laguardia and Kennedy. Alison tells an iTunes reviewer about himself, and the guys make a song out of it. They take listener questions too!

Sep 11, 2015

Alison & Skip prepare to go to Georgia, and Alison has been catching up on neglected doctor appointments. She discusses hormone pellets and doctor office screw ups. Men who say "relax" are idiots. They complain about people who can't handle menial tasks, and then Skip explains how he met Joe a few years back, when he stole his equipment trailer. They discuss recently being interviewed by Bob Levy on his podcast, and conclude with Alison's obsession for making your outdoor seasonal furnishings last for many seasons and Skip's roof tips.

Sep 8, 2015

Skip and Alison finally talk about their new website,, and all of the various pages on it. They also have a separate link,, for listeners to find episode summaries, links to listen, as well as pictures related to what they spoke about and links to recommended products they spoke about. Skip discusses trying to balance new contracting jobs while juggling the entertainment industry. Then, set aside time to answer listener questions from Facebook. Skip offers some tips for around the home, and they tell a funny story about a water leak in their apartment in California.

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