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 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.

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.
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.
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