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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Now displaying: November, 2015
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.