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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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.

Jun 17, 2016

It’s the 100th Hammer And Nails Podcast episode!!  The Bedells discuss the possibility of video podcasting, and recap some changes the podcast made since they first started recording, some of which pissed them off.  Skip talks about his rained-on appearance on FOX and Friends.  Alison made a couple of pages of links to great Father’s Day gifts on their website  Alison found herself being featured on a fetish website!  Skip got a mouthful of something bad at Walmart.  Alison reads some more funny Amazon reviews.  What do you do when you have to go to the bathroom while you’re driving?

Jun 14, 2016

The Bedells discuss the recent terror attack in Orlando at a gay nightclub.  Alison finds some stupid criminals in the news.  Would you date a woman with a beard?  Have you ever wondered about “squirters”?  There’s finally a medical explanation!!  Skip has some tips, including a remedy for bathroom mold, cool tools, missing brick mortar, warped deck boards, riding in super-hot weather, and Alison has a great curly hair technique.  Don’t forget to check out to see great Father’s day gift ideas!

Jun 10, 2016

The Bedells just returned from their trip to the Milwaukee Tool new product symposium, and they talk about all the cool stuff they saw.  Milo took his first trip with them and he’s like an old pro.  They talk about some interesting topics that listeners had brought up, including shoes vs bare feet at home, who should pick your restaurant leftovers, and dog allergy issues.  What do you do when your significant other wants to do the deed and you don’t?  Alison talks about her double-standard lesbian friend.  Get a cool tip for giving greeting cards.  Finally, Alison has some Random Thoughts.

Jun 7, 2016

The Bedells are preparing to leave for the Milwaukee Tool Symposium, and Skip couldn’t be more excited.  Alison talks about how they got Kilo, and how that relates to today.  They saw a few awesome movies they recommend you see too.  Updates on the presidential election.  Alison saved some animals.  The Bedells have had some Craig’s List problems lately.  Would you request Google remove unflattering pics of you like Axl Rose did?  Current events that’ll enrage you.

Jun 3, 2016

Did you ever look for old friends online and get shocked at how much they changed for the worse?  There’s a new Pakistan law that set women back centuries.  What's in the news lately, the man who killed his wife’s attempted rapist, and the topic of punishment.  Prince’s death and what that means for everyone else.  A shocking commercial airs in China and causes outrage around the world.  Alison discovered a very informative Wiki How page that will help everyone anywhere.  Skip answers a listener question about air conditioning. 

May 31, 2016

The Bedells honor Memorial Day and in that spirit, remember a number of funny segments from previous episodes.  And they didn't forget about Tip Tuesday!  They bring back a bunch of older tips that newer listeners may have missed!  Enjoy!

May 27, 2016

The Bedells give an update on their kitchen remodel, and talk about their Fasade ceiling tiles and copper range hood from  Alison reads reviews of some Amazon products that are just hysterical.  They recall the attire fiascos while filming, and the lengths Alison went to for the best aesthetic effect.  Skip has many special admirers online, and Alison read the accolades to him for the first time.  They discuss some cringeworthy current events, current man trends and then answer listener questions. 

May 24, 2016

Alison demonstrates a special talent she developed while in college, Skip brags about his talent, too.  Skip talks about Alison’s “blonde moment”.  It’s Tip Tuesday, and Skip offers some tips on BBQ cleaning, attic insulation and sprinkler parts.  Alison also has some tips on tomatoes.  The chick who went viral for putting her poop in her purse has a new job.  The Bedells plan releasing some more “best of” episodes compiled of some of their favorite conversations.  Who is responsible when your neighbor’s tree falls on your property?  Dinosaurs have a body part that was recently discovered, and Bill Cosby’s deposition is revealed.

May 20, 2016

The Bedells talk about Skip’s appearance today on FOX & Friends, and then revisit the miracle surgery they spoke of in the last episode.  What makes a food item “the best”?  They recall occasions and places where they haven’t fit in, and come with an idea to trick the haters.  Skip gives an update on the renovation and some of the products they are using.  They discuss fans who became friends, and Alison tries to figure out where to socialize with new friends. The Bedells answer some listener questions, and remind you to go to and see the episode summaries for links to the products they talk about and please use their Amazon banner.

May 17, 2016

Alison reminds listeners to ask questions of any kind on the Bedells social media, for them to talk about on the podcast!  A surgery was performed in the US for the first time that may make you rethink getting what you need.  Advertising online is now taylor made for you, but is it really?  Do men belong in Victoria’s Secret?  What word do you use to describe your undergarments?  A gynecologist made a scary revelation.  Skip answers DIY questions, and Alison answers some of the ladies questions.  Alison finally has some Random Thoughts.

May 13, 2016

The Bedells talk about outdoor entertaining, and how they’ve gotten their yard ready for the spring.  Skip will be on FOX & Friends next Friday, and they talk about his segment. Isn’t it weird how yawning and throwing up is contagious?  Have you dated anyone physically unattractive?  What’s the criteria for dating someone?  Alison finds a list of things to never ask on a first date, and things to be sure to ask.  The Bedells discuss some current events.

May 10, 2016

The Bedells wish everyone a belated Happy Mother’s day, and talk about their tropical dinner experience.  What’s behind those eye catching stories at the bottom of most websites?  Ozzy and Sharon split u p again.  What happens when you are friends with a couple who breaks up?  Have you seen the corn on the drill video?  Bad things can happen if you try that, and they explain why.  The transgender bathroom law is in the news, and the federal government has gotten involved.  Skip answers some listener questions, and Alison answers some as well, including weight training advice, handling coast to coast living, making posts steady in the ground, and some personal issues!!

May 6, 2016

Alison has some ideas for mother’s day gifts that she puts on the website, and she also got a new product that she can’t wait to share with the ladies, which would also make a great gift.  Alison & Skip both had the same toxic encounter in separate places on the same day.  Skip rants about buying things that are previous returns.  Caitlin Jenner is going to pose nude, Skip gets peed on, human anomalies in the news, using the “wrong” bathroom, and 50 cent screwed up big time.  Skip answers some listener questions to close out the show.

May 3, 2016

The Bedells talk about Skips recent appearance on FOX & Friends morning show, and the multiple celebs they ran into there.  They recorded their roof install this past weekend, and Alison was the director from hell.  They discuss current events including the new “gap year”, Starbucks lawsuit and Game of Thrones.  Skip gives a tip about powerwashing.  Alison gives advice about what to put in your garden to keep the pests away, and also gives her top 5 garden tips.  Finally, Alison talks about a new jewelry venture, and has a Random Thought… or does she?

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.

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.

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