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: April, 2016
Apr 29, 2016

Skip talks about his segment on FOX & Friends today, and what’s involved in preparing for it.  Alison talks about mistakes she made trying to grow seeds.  The Bedells are filming again this weekend when they have their new roof installed.  Alison bought an attachment for the toilet, and they are really excited about how intuitive it is!!  Alison talks about a new show that she started watching that she can’t wait to watch with Skip.  Alison gives an update about Minnie the cow.  Finally, Beyonce sings about Jay Z cheating on her, and Alison has a Random Thought.

Apr 26, 2016

The Bedells talk about the passing of legend, Prince.  They also attended the Design on a Dime benefit last week, and talk about red carpet photos.  Alison updates Skip on some current events, and then Tip Tuesday commences.  Finally, Alison closes with some Random Thoughts.

Apr 22, 2016

Skip & Alison are very happy to welcome their first musical guests to the show, Paul Mahos and Jeff Allegue from the band New Life Crisis!  The Bedells ask the guys about their history, their cool experiences, and their hit songs.  They also perform live.  This episode is peppered with funny stuff, don’t miss it!

Apr 19, 2016

The Bedells remind everyone they can listen to the podcast at  They got the outdoor ready for outdoor entertaining, and have some great tips for updating the decor.  Alison talks about cosmetic tattooing, tells her personal horror story, and a tip for the ladies.  It’s Tip Tuesday, and Skip answers listener questions about a leaky faucet, figuring out load bearing walls, putting up cedar shingles, chimney repair, removing a stuck shower head and painting vinyl siding and repairing laminate flooring scratches.  Alison answers some listener questions as well, and they close reminding listeners to please use their Amazon banner on their website, and to leave a positive iTunes review.

Apr 15, 2016

Spring has finally sprung, and all the prep that goes along with it can finally happen!  Alison has some seeding prep tips that she shares from having made some mistakes.  The Bedells discuss some current events, teachers having inappropriate relationships with students, corporal punishment, and changes that have evolved in schools over the last few decades.  Skip has some patio paver tips and answers listener questions.

Apr 12, 2016

The Bedells talk about the latest presidential candidate drama, and discuss the visitors to the home show this past weekend.  Alison found herself in an awkward position in a social situation, and needs listener advice.  The Bedells welcome a surprise guest before giving Tip Tuesday tips!  It’s Shawn Kathleen, who runs the famous “Passenger Shaming” Instagram and Facebook that is viewed by thousands and featured on so many tv shows.  She talks about how she came to start one of the most viewed accounts on Instagram, and talks about her experience as a flight attendant dealing with difficult passengers.  It was a real learning experience talking with Shawn, not to be missed.  Finally, the Bedells address Tip Tuesday questions, and Alison has Random Thoughts.

Apr 8, 2016

The Bedells remind everyone to listen to the podcast episodes at  They talk about what Alison’s been finding on Amazon.  Skip had a sheetrock mishap.  Alison recalls a funny story while filming Catch A Contractor, with a lot of potential for embarrassment.  Skip also had really funny story from when they filmed the pilot episode.  There’s an air freshener commercial that really irritates the Bedells.  Skip discovers new food labels.  There is a domesticated cow that Alison is trying to save from slaughter, please help convince the owner if you can!  Skip gives an electrical tip, and then they announce an interview they are planning with musical guests.  Have you ever had an experience when you had to hide? Ali shares and asks listeners to write in. 

Apr 5, 2016

The Bedells had DIY network host friend Kayleen McCabe over their house for the night, and Skip got to enjoy all the construction talk and new technology that she shared, which you’ll love.  There is a new gun on the market and you won’t believe what it looks like.  The Bedells discover false reviews online.  Alison may have some opportunities to help people.  It’s Tip Tuesday, and Skip has tips about a cracked granite counter, Catch A Contractor, a new floor in an RV, a leaky faucet, how to buy the Kitchenaid mixer at a discount, stray grass blades, making shelves, a range hood with no fan and a home with no foundation.