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: February, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
The Bedells are in the Cumia studio, and get the low-down on Joe's recent vacation with Carol. Things didn't go as planned, and a hospital may have been in order. They discuss recent stories in the news, Trump vs the Pope, electoral vs popular votes, and the current candidates. The topic of appropriate punishment comes up again, as one court got it right, and others got karma justice. Season premieres of great TV has returned, and Joe discovered a new comedy. Don't forget that you can listen to all episodes at, and also get the links to products that Skip talks about.
Feb 19, 2016
Skip and Alison are back from Milwaukee, and talk about the weekend at the home show. The saw a "little house", and discuss what it's like to be in one of them, and a creative idea that Ali came up with for the demo house she saw. Try to avoid LaGuardia airport, because there's a slew of problems taking a flight out of there. Delta flight attendants also posed a challenge on this trip, as well. They discuss carpool karaoke, and recent news stories. Skip gives some tips about a garage floor, drafty windows, load bearing beams and replacing shower pans. Finally, Alison has some random thoughts about armpits, Celino and Barnes, voting and slow moving large vehicles.
Feb 16, 2016
The Bedells are in Wisconsin for a home show and are reunited with Kayleen McCabe, host of the DIY network's "Rescue Renovation". They reminisce about when they all met while shooting a magazine cover last year, and discover a strange link between Kayleen and Skip from years prior that they were unaware of. Kayleen discusses how she became a licensed contractor (a trade with very few women) and her passion for educating kids on the construction trades as a career. Alison asks Kayleen about the marijuana in Denver, as it is legal to use recreationally there. Don't forget to check out to see pictures of the gang from their green-screen photoshoot and day at the racetrack.
Feb 9, 2016
The Bedells record after the Super Bowl, and review the halftime show. Demo has finally begun at the Bedell house, what a mess. Alison wonders why they get so many likes on Facebook for some things, and almost no comments on others that she thinks are really good posts. Skip talks about some products that people have been asking him about for home security, including things to keep intruders out of your home. Check our their episode summary on to get links! Did you ever try to recline on a plane, and it didn't work? There may be a reason... Alison brings up some news stories that made her nuts... some of which include the justice system that continues to disappoint. Skip gives some tips about insulation, drilling into masonry, and primer. Finally, Alison has some Random Thoughts.
Feb 5, 2016

The Bedells are in the studio with Joe today, and talk about Gina Grad's interview on her crappy cell connection earlier in the week. More interviews are forthcoming... on a land line!!! Bill Cosby is finally getting prosecuted, was Michael Jackson a child molester? Skip had some comments about inconsiderate people on his recent redeye. The Bedells advise that there will be some podcast server changes, so if you have trouble in the next couple of weeks finding the podcast, you can always hear it at

Feb 2, 2016
The Bedells are really excited to have special guest Gina Grad on today's episode! They get really in depth with Gina, asking her about her personal history and how she rose on the ladder of success. Much is revealed in this first-time Hammer and Nails interview, and then they close out with a Skip's Tip about mortaring a shower floor.