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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Oct 7, 2016

The Bedells are back after a hiatus and they are with Joe Cumia again.  They’ve been incredibly busy with new show creation and home renovation, and have finally gotten a much needed break from the stress.  The gang is sipping Jameson, but Alison needs an interesting chaser.  Ali is growing sweet potatoes, and gives a tip to get em started.  This leads to memories of Joe’s childhood… growing things.  Milo is becoming a seasoned biker, and Skip thinks he’s British.  They catch up on free tv, and cool shows they’ve discovered.  Alison has a good tip to hide toilet evidence, but Joe out does it.  Grampa Joe has invented another puppetry of his body parts.  There’s some odd toilets the world, that Alison found while toilet shopping online.  Skip answers some listener questions, and Alison has some Random Thoughts.

Sep 10, 2016

The Bedells have begun binge watching tv again, and they share their new favs.  Alison made a new reality tv acquaintance with a star of a new fav show, who was a fan already.  There’s new breast fashion, and it isn’t for everyone.  They had a really tough steak tonight, and it reminded them of many other unpleasant experiences involving sensitive body parts.  Alison has some Random Thoughts.  What does an eggplant have to do with a body part?  Do you know the difference between regular, big, giant, mega and huge?

Sep 7, 2016

The Bedells talk about the listeners and how they came to be acquainted with some of the fans, & give props to the loyal followers.  They answer some really good questions for Tip Tuesday, for both the dudes and the ladies, about cosmetics, bathrooms, cabinets, wood, floors bugs and more!

Sep 3, 2016

Skip talks about his first weekend appearance tomorrow on FOX & Friends.  Hammer And Nails Podcast is now on iHeartRadio!!  Do your clothes still stink after dry cleaning??  Comedy Central roasted Rob Lowe.  Although it has’t aired yet, the best part has already been in the media.  DeEvolution of human thumbs and legs has begun.  Have you taken your dog on a trip?  What do you do when you can’t bring him to some places on that trip?  Do you go without him, or not go?  Alison started watching some cool new tv shows that she fills Skip in on.

Aug 31, 2016

The kitchen is coming along, and Skip talks about what's behind the brick wall he put up.  Alison addresses the online comments on the wall.  They received some more cool battery stuff from Milwaukee and DeWalt, and some of it the ladies could like, too!  Weiner’s weiner is in the news again.  Britney Spears pissed Alison off. Some good gardening advice for your squash and cucumbers comes up.  Alison has some Random Thoughts.

Aug 27, 2016

Alison finally got approved for life insurance, and Skip better be careful because his big mouth is holding up his policy!  Skip talks about his abbreviated FOX appearance, and Alison gave him a reality check.  Skip’s getting a sty, and they recall a story when filming Catch A Contractor and Skip’s face was all messed up.  Alison had to be the bad guy again.  They discuss the difficulty of rejection in the entertainment industry.  Skip got a really scary call from the IRS!  They try to resolve the issue on the air.  Alison found the greatest shopping secret while shopping with Skip’s pregnant sister. Skip let something slip that Alison didn’t want to know about.  He just couldn’t keep it to himself. Finally, Alison found her idol on a NY subway train and Skip develops a new psychology therapy.

Aug 23, 2016

Alison updates Skip on the big changes she’s experiencing from her pellets, and then tells him how she caused the evacuation of a building.  They discuss the Ryan Lochte incident in Rio, and Matt Lauer’s interview.  Season 2 of 60 Days In has begun, and it’s looking pretty good, despite misleading representations of the first season participants.  Finally, they have a debate over the recent pledge of allegiance changes in schools.

Aug 20, 2016

A flashback episode from when the Bedells were really happy to hear that ACE was on the Howard Stern Show, but… some intervention was needed. The Bedells answer lots of listener questions, which includes a lot of home tips and a valuable pet tip.

Aug 16, 2016

The Bedells are happy to welcome radio show host and Good Day Oregon tv DIY specialist Eric Goranson!  The gang talk about tools, live tv broadcasting and crazy customers.  They take some questions from listeners and give some great tips.

Aug 13, 2016

The Bedells just got their long-awaited cabinet delivery, and Skip has been immersed in the kitchen, so they are bringing back an episode from last year that they think you'll enjoy.  The Bedells talk about Jared from Subway finally getting sentenced, and sex offenders.  Skip talks about a big renovation job he just started.  The Bedells also flew to LA this past weekend and Alison lost it on another passenger.  They discuss their appearance on the Adam Carolla Show this past week, and the internet response that followed.  They discuss the friends they stayed with, and Alison forgot one very important toiletry.  Skip answers questions and gives tips about mold detection and removal, detecting gas leaks, resurfacing decks, removing carpets for hard wood floors, and toilet water level.  Alison also asked the listeners a juicy question that got a lot of funny responses.

Aug 10, 2016

The Bedells are recovering from a long weekend wth family at the Jersey Shore.  They came home to evidence of rebellious vindictive cats.  Alison finally saw the uncensored version of Orlando’s bloom.  What’d she think of it?  Then some listener calls come in for Tip Tuesday!  Skip answers questions about lucite flooring, stick-on tile, male supplements, hanging full wall mirrors, quality paint and primers, smoking meat and weeds.  Alison found an alternative to a face lift.  Don’t forget to use the Bedells Amazon banner, which you can find at and!!

Aug 5, 2016

Skip is about to fall apart from all the tiling he’s been doing, and the Bedells are getting ready to go to the Jersey Shore this weekend for the family reunion.  Alison found some information about some Hollywood actors anatomy that was hugely surprising.  Ozzy has a sex addiction… really??  What classifies addiction and recovery?  The Bedells come up with a great idea to get revenge on Craigslist cheapskates.  The Bedells take live calls, and talk about solar power, stucco, and catch up with old CAC fans. Finally, they give an update on cutting the cable bill.

Aug 2, 2016

The Bedells are back at Joe Cumia’s studio again, and Joe served up some Jameson, and things got a bit cray cray all throughout.  The Bedells contemplate taking a cruise, after a suggestion by a Carolla fan, and Joe suggests they all go together.  The Bedells had a series of fails while trying to move forward on the renovation this past weekend.  Alison lost it on Skip in the grocery store… who was right and who was wrong?  Do you know some expressions that you don’t know the origin of?  Are they offensive?  Do you feel that you have an equal chance as anyone else to get a job that you are qualified for?  It’s Tip Tuesday and the Bedells answer question about AC ventilation, high end body products and natural vs chemical bug repellant.

Jul 30, 2016

It’s Skip’s Birthday!  Have you ever gotten calls from people you don’t know on Facebook Messenger?  Would you answer the call?  Skip just got some amazing tools from DeWalt and the video is posted on, as well as other videos that the Bedells have been promising of the kitchen renovation!  Alison got Skip a cool, historical-like birthday gift.  The Bedells found buried treasures in their yard when it was excavated… and they are also leaving some things behind.   What does Alison have stored in her voice recordings in her phone?  Get ready to melt, and then throw up.  Alison has a Random Thought.  Skip answers some questions about contractors, marital property, sushi and biting puppies.  They take a call from a listener too!

Jul 27, 2016

The Bedells are getting overwhelmed with so many things happening at once.  There’s so much to accomplish, how do you decide who does what in a relationship?  Have you had outsiders evaluate your relationship and make wrong conclusions, and judge you?  Have you ever wondered why some “nobodies” have so many followers on social media?  Today is Tip Tuesday, and there are a large variety of questions!  And for the first time, the Bedells took LIVE PHONE CALLS!!  Stay in touch with the Bedells on Facebook to see when they are recording and taking calls the next time!

Jul 22, 2016

The Bedells make an exciting announcement about a new step they’ve taken in the entertainment industry!  Alison updates the listeners on her quest to dump cable.  They discuss Direct TV and a WTF about their commercials.  The Bedells debate about Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech.  Dykstra was on the Adam Carolla Show, and it was quite a departure from the Stern interview.  How open can you be on a podcast when you know family members are listening?  The Bedells recall ant horror stories and remind everyone to check out the Amazon Banner and share the podcast with your friends!

Jul 19, 2016

The Bedells are excited to announce that not only can they be heard on Youtube now, but they are also on iHeartRadio!  Have you ever had dinner with another couple and get stressed out about the combined bill?  Racial relations and anti-police movement continues in the news.  Alison gives an MCT oil update, and updates on gang rape convictions in the headlines.  How much can you believe what you hear on the news?  How reliable are the “professional” sources?  How much reality is real?  The Bedells take a bunch of listener questions about Catch A Contractor, and then Tip Tuesday questions about mosquitos, tools, crappy customers and dog hot-spots.  They will get to the rest of the questions they couldn’t get to on the next episode!!

Jul 16, 2016

Once again, the evil clicking monster bears it's ugly head... but only for a little while... it eventually stops.  Alison began making her coffee bulletproof.  Skip was thisclose to a FOX show a few months ago, they explain the story.  Do you have a huge cable bill like the Bedells?  Alison researched alternatives.  A new name needs to be created for some toiletries.  Skip's sister is having a gender reveal party... the beginning of all the parties Alison "loves".  Pokemon Go is drawing out all of the small-minded.

Jul 13, 2016

The Bedells are back with a great Tip Tuesday!  Don’t forget the podcast is also available on YouTube now too!  Skip’s been working for three days on a custom light fixture that he has been creating.  They review a great movie they saw this past weekend.  Alison gives the ladies a great, and unusual, beach hair tip.  Have you ever had a bad haircut that got cut too short?  Listeners have questions about cooling products, men shaving in special places, home inspections, homes on noisy roads, concrete cracks, and rifles.

Jul 8, 2016

The Bedells catch up on the kitchen remodel.  They try to figure out the best way to post on social media, and also announce that the podcast can now be found on YouTube!!  More work for Larsen!  Skip & Alison recall some couples adventures they have been on that didn’t quite turn out the way they had planned, and lessons learned to not try again.  Bill Cosby is going to trial!  What’s the most disgusting thing you can make a dress out of?  Don’t forget about Prime Day!!

Jul 6, 2016

The Bedells talk about the 4th of July holiday weekend, and all the fireworks that everyone has had access to.  It’s bathing suit time of year… reverse mirrors are the enemy when shopping.  The Bedells then try to figure out mismatched couples.  There's a whole lot of new slang that doesn’t seem to make sense, and unless you learn it, it’s a foreign language in America.  It’s Tip Tuesday, and there was a great variety of questions about exercises, hot California roof problems, tomato problems, Catch A Contractor, stinky pits, painting over wallpaper, contractor estimates, lesbians and ass skin bleaching.

Jul 1, 2016

It’s the 4th of July weekend and also the one year anniversary of Hammer And Nails Podcast!!  Time for people to get stupid with fireworks!  Have you ever tortured bugs and then felt guilty about it?  The Bedells had a monster on their tomato plant.  Lenny Dykstra has a big aversion to bodily functions.  Milo almost got shaken baby syndrome.  Alison started a revolution at the McDonald’s drive thru.  They answer a couple of listener questions and offer some great tips about batteries and cats.  What do you do if you open a snack at a store and it tastes horrible?

Jun 29, 2016

Skip is making progress on the kitchen project, and Alison had a crappy experience cleaning up the outdoor gazebo.  A man sues his prison for forcing him to have surgery to remove something odd.  Alison found a video to follow up some information she gave on the last podcast.  She also found her yearbook, and the pictures were not as she remembered, and Skip was shocked.  Alison tells Skip about a guest on Howard Stern who she used to crush on, but he turned into a real loser. 

Jun 25, 2016

The Bedells just returned from Baltimore, where they got to see all of the new DeWalt innovations!  Then, they attended a high school graduation, and also went shooting really big guns.  How creative are you with baby names?  Would you name your kid after a tv character? What did a Swedish soccer player do to get him kicked out of the game?  Have you ever looked at your restaurant receipt and notice something mean on it?

Jun 21, 2016

Skip & Ali are flying to Baltimore for the DeWalt Tool Seminar.  They talk about a seating problem that caused Skip to have a problem that is usually reserved for women.  Alison found another strange topic online, and they discuss some odd news.

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