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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Mar 29, 2016

Alison tells Skip that she has her former partner at work coming onto the next episode to talk about their work stories from back in the day.  Emily Morse, of the Sex With Emily podcast sent Alison a present that she reviews.  The Bedells ordered an amazing range hood from, that is like a huge piece of art in the kitchen.  They have also started getting the kitchen and bathroom pieces from Moen.  There’s been a lot of interest in getting Alison onto other shows, which she is entertaining.  The Bedells then talk about their experience working on a show for the first time, being treated special after being just regular people.  It’s Tip Tuesday and Skip answers questions about cutting moulding, moldy bathrooms, low basement ceilings, old wiring with no ground, wobbly toilet, flashing on the roof, and glue vs epoxy.  Alison gives a preview to her next interview.  Skip recommends a couple of cool products, and then Alison has a Random Thought.

Mar 26, 2016

Skip and Alison talk about a garbage television gossip website that makes sensationalized videos that are based upon no factual information or research, and one included Skip and Adam and Catch a Contractor, and lawsuit that had been filed against the show years ago.  The Bedells go into detail to refute the slanderous lies that this crappy website made in their video, and how these sites try to get viewers by being no better than a grocery store rag like the Enquirer.  Alison schools Skip about Mr. Skin, and the shocking emails she has gotten.  A former tv host hit on Alison on Facebook, and a wannabe celebrity hit on Skip, find out who!  The Bedells discuss the latest anti-Trump commercial.  Rosie O’Donnell’s assemblyman brother made a huge fool of himself when voting to legalize MMA in New York.  The Bedells answer listener questions about dead grass, tension poles and Alison’s famous oatmeal recipe.

Mar 22, 2016

The Bedells remind everyone to check out to listen to new and older episodes.  They discuss Home Advisor and Angie’s List, and Skip talks about a former contractor friend who is now working with Home Advisor.  They discuss their opinions about those sites from a consumer and a service provider point of view.   Alison recounts her experience with an unlicensed contractor, before she met Skip.  Its Tip Tuesday, and Skip has a lot of questions from listeners.  He talks about sticking doors, hanging things with metal studs in the wall, pouring long driveways, rebuilding the entrance to a standing shower, cleaning concrete, torn window screens, removing weeds with Round Up, cutting in a pet door hole, and quieting noisy upstairs showers.  Skip gives insulation installation tips, as well as screw tips.  Alison has a Random Thought about a corpse and old, fancy furniture. They finish discussing things you can find with a UV light.

Mar 18, 2016

Skip and Alison are trying to get rid of stuff during their renovation, and selling on Craig’s list has been quite an annoying experience.  Alison found a VERY sexual zoning law in Georgia, and recited every last crazy word, some of which she had to Google.  They answer listener questions about Catch A Contractor, cheating, and who would be their “free pass”. Skip’s Tips cover hanging heavy pictures, gravel driveway and sealing a driveway. Alison goes over recent news topics, and the recent election developments.

Mar 15, 2016

Skip and Ali discuss clammy fan encounters, resting bitch face, tattoos and related experiences on the set of Catch A Contractor, and the hypocrisy of expectations.  It's Tip Tuesday, and Skip answers listener questions about weather stripping destroyed by pets, building furniture, leaky vent pipes, installing laminated counter tops, cracks in drywall, concrete flooring, drippy bathroom fans, lawyering floors, and he offers a bunch of really useful, unique painting tips.  Alison has an ice cream tip, and a WTF about a new feature in restaurant chains.  Don't forget to check out for all the episodes as well as summaries, links, recipes and the Amazon banner!

Mar 11, 2016

With the weather warming up, they Bedells have been enjoying the convertible and motorcycle, Skip reminds the bikers to take care of certain things to ensure the safest ride, and they recount the time they went down on the bike when going around a slippery corner.  Alison reminds the listeners to subscribe to the podcast so they can ensure they will get every episode, since iTunes has been very unreliable in putting newer episodes into the iTunes store.  Ali also suggests a “Tip Tuesday” to feature Skip’s Tips and more of a DIY segment on those days.  Alison noticed some gross videos on Twitter, with some freaks of nature.  Skip found some cool tech apps for your renovations.  Presidential candidates come up, and their different campaign styles.  Alison makes the best meatloaf ever, check out the recipe on the website  Skip gives some DIY tip follow up, and Alison recalls some funny stories from urine testing at work.

Mar 8, 2016

Skip has been making progress in the home renovation, and their new kitchen theme has gotten Skip a new addiction.  A granite mishap turned into a granite blessing.  Alison wants Skip to play a much larger part in the podcast, and wants to expand on the listener questions and Skip’s Tips.  They also invite listeners to ask questions about Catch A Contractor, since that segment never got launched.  Skip answers a lot of listener questions including flooring, bathrooms, walls, and more, and Alison answers a pet and gardening question.  Finally, Alison has Random Thoughts, and they remind everyone to see the episode summary on their website for the links to the products Skip talked about.  Please leave a good iTunes rating too, if you like what you hear!

Mar 4, 2016

Skip is making good progress in the renovation… he’s got the door back in the house and they can finally let the pets roam, which leads to a conversation about pet revenge.  Have you ever lived in a moldy apartment?  Alison watched 50 Shades of Grey, and gives a brief review, and how it coincides with their relationship.  They talk about some current events, including a cat torturer, the NYC Captain who abandoned shot officers, Ashley Graham, the current Sports Illustrated cover model and tiny houses given to the homeless.  Speaking of homeless, Alison tried to give away clothes to the homeless… find out why it was impossible.  Skip answers listener questions from contractors, and talks about bad customers.  Don’t forget Skip will be at the Nassau County Home show on April 9th at Hofstra University. Check out to listen to the podcast and also see the summaries and links!

Mar 1, 2016

Skip & Ali are back at the ranch, and talk about all the changes going on in their home, while Skip is making progress in the construction. Skip reminds everyone that they will be at the Hofstra Home Show on April 9th. They talk about the new Facebook features, and how Twitter can’t be relied upon anymore for verifications or followers. Alison has been having a very difficult time getting over Kilo, and she discusses her depression and her difficulty mourning. Skip offers some wisdom about grief. Skip has a great screwing tip, and Alison has a special tip for the ladies that’ll improve their every day look 100%. Don’t forget to check out to see the episode summary with all the links to the products they spoke about!

Mar 1, 2016

Skip and Alison talk with Joe about living in a construction zone, and Skip trying to unwind from all-day construction in their house, but not quite getting the result he was hoping for. Alison brings up the down side to only having one bathroom.  Skip gives tips about caulk and burying drainage pipes. Alison talks about the latest injustices she's dealt with in the criminal justice system.