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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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 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.
Jan 29, 2016
The Bedells are back in the studio with Joe Cumia, who discusses a recent disagreement he had with his girlfriend, Carol, about smoking. Adam Carolla's mission to not shower comes up, and then Alison uncovered the raw, intoxicated iTunes intro that they recorded after Carol served Skip tequila shots before recording. Skip has some tips about sliding door installation, exterior door weather sealing, water sealing a wooden deck and spackling holes. Alison has random thoughts about traffic, teeth, yarmulkes in the winter, and ripe pimples. The gang closes singing a new tune together.
Jan 26, 2016
The Bedells are back at the ranch, and talk about the first big East coast blizzard of 2016, and her second conversation with the pet communicator. The had close encounters with seals on the San Diego shore right before they left California, too. Current events come up, including escaped prisoners, Planned Parenthood, the Oscars, and race-related issues. Skip gives some tips about wallpaper removal, sealing basements, wheelchair ramps, winter repairs and tree root removal. Alison then has some random thoughts and a new jingle to go with it.
Jan 22, 2016
The Bedells are recording at Carolla Digital studios again in California. Producer Caelan and Brandon are in the booth, and they question him about his famous relative. The Bedells talk about their California meetings and how they are a great team in so many ways, with some takeaways for listeners looking for the same kind of relationship. They discuss some hollywood news, and then they question lackey Caelan about his experience working for Carolla, and end with getting schooled about marijuana.
Jan 19, 2016
The Bedells are in the Carolla Digital Studios today for a very special California episode of Hammer & Nails. The show opens with a somber update on a member of the Bedell Family and how the trip to California impacted the situation. The conversation then turns to Alison's advice for a young impressionable daughter of a friend of theirs. As the show wraps up The Bedells interview Gary who produces their show and The Adam Carolla Show to get some inside scoop on the behind the scenes action at Carolla Digital.
Jan 12, 2016
The Bedells talk about some events coming up, including the Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center on February 13th and 14th, and the Nassau County, New York, Home Show at Hofstra University on April 9th. Come out and say hello to the Bedells and listen to Skip's seminar! Alison gives an update on Kilo's health. She discusses the inhumane way pet ER's don't let owners be with their pets while getting examined. The Bedells have been binge watching Game of Thrones, and the Making of a Murderer that everyone seems to be obsessed with. Skip gives a tip about basement humidity and dehumidifiers. Alison has Random Thoughts. Finally, Alison digs up some Florida news, which is sure to be wacky.
Jan 8, 2016
The Bedells are still recovering from the holidays and haven't put anything away yet. They talk about bad breath, and if that's a dating deal breaker. They discuss continuing to improve sexual skills. Alison had a couple of interviews today with criminals who "didn't do it". There's a medical condition that is getting DWI's dismissed, and it's pretty weird. Skip answers some listener questions, and gives a tip, including questions about water stains on a window sill, and when do you need help. Bill Cosby was FINALLY arrested, will justice be served? Sea World sucks, and Steve O wants the world to know. A new segment is introduced, called Random Thoughts, which is kind of like speed dating for different topics.
Jan 5, 2016
The Bedells return to the new year and talk about the stressors of holiday shopping. Skip talks about unreliable workers and getting rid of intruders on his job site. New years resolutions come up, which leads to Alison's boobies getting exposed. Alison mentions another dumbass who writes a mean-spirited review, and once again she easily ID's this loser and discovers why he's such a pussy. They take listener questions about New Years resolutions, attractive vs. non attractive women breast feeding in public, dryer time, and Skip gives a good tip, no shaft.
Jan 1, 2016
This compilation has a huge variety of funny stories from 8 different episodes, including the one about the sushi nazi, Joe's hemmorhoid, Joe's hidden shart evidence, Alison dating Aunt Jemima, fitting room sex and Joe's birdbath.
Dec 29, 2015
This compilation has the "listener's choice" stories from episodes 006, 013 and 015. Alison rants about public bathroom design and the toilet paper reserved for County employees. Then, the Bedells talk about Adam Carolla's Mangria, and what happens to them after they drink it together. The Bedells also visited the NYC Sex Museum, and recount the education they received. Then they talk about their drive through the desert to Las Vegas, and the long night club hopping with Tito Ortiz.
Dec 25, 2015
This compilation has the "listener's choice" stories from episodes 018 and 022. The Bedells reminisce about their first experience at the Spike Guy's Choice awards in 2014. They discuss the red carpet and the various celebrities they got to mingle with, one of whom was a dick, as well as the after-party. Then, Alison talks about a problem that arose after her surgery, and the hilarious solution she discovered to resolve it.
Dec 22, 2015
This compilation has the "listener's choice" stories from episodes 003 and 004. Skip and Alison recount their trip to Mohegan Sun to watch a Bellator fight, and their first night hanging out with new friends, MMA champ Tito Ortiz and his girlfriend, Amber. Alison discovered she is able to communicate with chickens, and then Skip talks about his WTF moment from his youth when he had his first experience with a sexy older woman.
Dec 18, 2015
The Bedells recorded this episode over the spring of 2015, but it got lost amongst the others and never aired... They talked about Alison's car shopping experience, and then her birthday weekend while she was in California with Skip. They had a ridiculously delicious birthday dinner, and then went horseback riding the next day in the canyon. Another birthday dinner ensued after riding, and they experienced discrimination at the restaurant. Kilo left his mommy and daddy a nice present upon their return. Alison has a WTF moment about her flight to LA, and then Skip gives a great garage floor tip.
Dec 15, 2015
Alison updates listeners about Kilo. They discuss their weekend at the NYC Motorcycle show, and seeing friends and fans. Skip's back pain is still being a "pain in the ass". The Bedell's ride with the top down in the warm weather on the way to Christmas dinner, and there must be birds around. Alison brings up the office collection for a gift for a member of the staff. Should people give a gift to others just for doing the job they are paid to do? Alison reads an article regarding profanity, and it's surprising conclusion. Bill Cosby has come up with a new way to try to prevent victims from coming forward. Skip gives a tip about emergency gas and water shut-off and also securing posts in the ground without cement.
Dec 4, 2015
Skip and Alison open talking about preplanning death arrangements. Alison has a great tip for giving pills to a pet. Skip talks about his current remodeling job for a Hurricane Sandy victim. Alison talks about planning a vacation with Skip and then she talks about the many all-girl cruises she has been on. They take some listener comments about cheaters, and answer questions about sex in the bed with pets, dogs at the table, and Skip's favorite tools.
Dec 1, 2015

The Bedells talk about things people do to get revenge on each other. They discuss the assholes shooting up Planned Parenthood facilities, and they mention extremists blowing things up. A woman put duct tape around her dog's snout and they talk about appropriate punishment for the people who hurt kids and animals. Alison is trying to use more natural products, and the results are questionable. Listeners ask the Bedells if Adam Carolla smells bad... and they answer. Alison talks about her run-in with the law when she was 18, and the "buff" cop that pulled her over. Finally, Skip thinks he needs to tell Alison how to do things for him... and she gets him back for it.

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!