Skip and Alison talk about their home refinance, and returning underwear. Alison gives some hair tips from listener questions and then has a What the Fuck moment at McDonalds today. They discuss the Rousey - Holm rematch news. Skip gives tips on hanging towel bars, making your dryer more efficient and changing your washing machine hoses. Alison talks about Kilo not doing so well, and how ridiculous the cost of some diagnostic procedures are.
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.
The Bedells open with a discussion about Skip's annoying habit of turning down the radio when they talk, while Alison is listening to something. The Bedells are getting ready for another trip to LA, and contemplate the difficulties of joining the mile high club. They reminisce about strange places they've been intimate, and Alison recalls a funny story about when she rented a porn video. More porn videos get discussed, and Skip recalls his story about when he got hit on by a trans guy. Alison schools Joe on Domestic Partner benefits, and Skip mentions new IRS scam phone calls, and Alison tells the guys about Nigerian dating scams. Alison talks about meeting people on dating websites, and some stories about the ladies she met. Please remember to tell your friends about HammerAndNailsPodcast.com!
Skip opens talking about his FOX and Friends DIY segment he did the day prior, giving money saving winterizing tips. Alison talks about all of the preparation involved in doing a segment and the anxiety Skip gets over trying to fit everything in. The Bedells then went to lunch with a friend, and the bill was wrong, and Alison gets uncomfortable. Alison discovers an internet troll who wrote mean-spirited comments online, and reveals what she discovered about him through a simple Google search. It soon becomes obvious why he is such an angry person. Kilo had a medical emergency that required surgery, and Alison was a wreck. Joe had a similar story, that really grosses the Bedells out. Alison talks about her obsession with the FoodSaver vacuum sealing bags. Holiday leftovers can now live in your fridge for years and stay fresh! The Bedells answer listener questions, including moist basements, satisfying your partner without getting it in return, and faking it.
The Bedells are at the ranch today, and talk about the 80's themed Halloween party they went to, and how they felt like they'd gone through a time machine. And then they went back to feeling old again. They talk about dealbreakers, and things people do to instantly turn you off at the moment they should be impressing you. The way they dress, the things they say, the things they feel... Skip & Alison then answer listener questions about resurfacing floors, repainting shelves, romex wiring and wet dishes in the dishwasher.
This episode opens with Skip & Joe, who have been consuming Mangria for the last hour. Skip has nothing to talk about because it turned out all of the stories he brought to the studio turned out to be debunked on Snopes. Alison asks Joe to explain how to use a bidet, after he mentioned his brother has one in his bathroom. Skip and Joe recall times they needed a bathroom, but didn't have one available. Smoking and vaping comes up, and they close the show with listener questions, including toilet porcelain stains, old crappy bicycles and a reminder about Alison's oatmeal cookie recipe and sweet potato method being found on their website, too.
Alison & Joe bond over toilet multi-tasking. Alison has a solution to his medical problem that can save him a lot of pain. Skip talks about the roofing videos he's making to help homeowners know what to look for when getting a job done. With Halloween around the corner, its a good time for the ladies to be a whore! Skip has a bunch of crazy news stories, which you won't believe when you hear them!! Skip answers a listener question about heating recommendations, and the gang closes sharing Mangria. Ding!
Alison & Skip discuss their weekend in scenic upstate New York spending time with family, including cousin Matt, who left Skip a flatulent text message last month. Alison felt uncomfortable not sharing her appetizer and explains why she stresses at parties. They answer listener questions, including baking the perfect sweet potato, wallpaper removal, gutter questions, gift giving for girlfriends and tile floor advice. And wtf with these water conserving toilets?
Skip and Ali open talking about her experience at the dentist, and somehow the conversation takes a turn to watching other drivers on the road doing things that you shouldn't see. Mean kids came up, high school reunions, and how karma kicks in in life. Masturbation, puberty and adolescence and all the awkward things that come with learning about these things. Why is the expression "making love" so weird??
Alison talks about the make-up tutorial videos she recorded over the weekend, and she's not happy with the results. Skip finally hosted another DIY segment on FOX and Friends, and talks about what it's like when you prepare, but nothing goes as planned. After the show, the Bedells went to New York ComicCon at the Javits center and met lots of gamer stars and CAC fans, as well. The Bedells recount the time they went to see Adam Carolla perform live with the friends they made season 1 filming Catch A Contractor. The night ended up to be quite a mess. Alison finds an article on CNN's website that causes some concern for Skip's health. Finally, they answer listener questions.
The Bedells are recording from the home studio, "At The Ranch". They are starting to use Periscope more and invite the listeners to sign up so they can all connect. Skip goes into all of the behind the scenes prep that's involved in preparing for his upcoming appearance again on Fox And Friends morning show. They remind the listeners that their website, HammerAndNailsPodcast.com has a contact page to communicate with them, as well as episode summaries, pictures, Amazon links and a podcast player. Alison talks about listening to the Sex With Emily podcast, and how very explicit it gets, as well as great tips Emily gives for a healthy sex life. Alison's extended family doesn't watch Catch A Contractor, and she talks about how people don't behave the way she would expect them to. Would you buy dirty underwear on eBay? Skip gives a drippy faucet tip. Finally, they get really personal and Skip offers some really profound advice from his own life experiences, and the valuable wisdom his dad imparted on him.
The gang starts catching Joe up on the previous weekend. Alison went to the doctor and hopes to have results as good as Lynette's. She schools the guys on why they should consider the same treatment too. Skip was going to do another segment for Fox and Friends but the Pope got in his way. Alison reads a message board that has a lot of conclusions about her. Body jewelry in a painful place comes up. Skip reveals something very deep and personal.
The Bedells are on the road in San Jose for this podcast. They flew across the country to watch their friend Tito Ortiz fight for the championship belt in Bellator 142. They talk about the long weekend and then read listener questions and discuss a WTF when you leave something behind in a hotel room or plane.
Alison open reminding everyone to check out their new website SkipAndAlisonBedell.com. They talk about their forthcoming trip to Atlanta, and the organization the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud, that is giving the Bedells the annual Protecting the People award. People who need information about how to hire people to work on their home can get loads of information from this organization for free. They describe their experience on an ancient American Airlines jet to Georgia, and the parking situations at Laguardia and Kennedy. Alison tells an iTunes reviewer about himself, and the guys make a song out of it. They take listener questions too!
Alison & Skip prepare to go to Georgia, and Alison has been catching up on neglected doctor appointments. She discusses hormone pellets and doctor office screw ups. Men who say "relax" are idiots. They complain about people who can't handle menial tasks, and then Skip explains how he met Joe a few years back, when he stole his equipment trailer. They discuss recently being interviewed by Bob Levy on his podcast, and conclude with Alison's obsession for making your outdoor seasonal furnishings last for many seasons and Skip's roof tips.
Skip and Alison finally talk about their new website, SkipAndAlisonBedell.com, and all of the various pages on it. They also have a separate link, HammerAndNailsPodcast.com, for listeners to find episode summaries, links to listen, as well as pictures related to what they spoke about and links to recommended products they spoke about. Skip discusses trying to balance new contracting jobs while juggling the entertainment industry. Then, set aside time to answer listener questions from Facebook. Skip offers some tips for around the home, and they tell a funny story about a water leak in their apartment in California.
Skip and Alison are recording from home this episode, "At The Ranch". They discuss their upcoming trip to Georgia for the "Protecting The People" award they are receiving next week in Georgia, and also their plans to attend Tito Ortiz' Bellator fight in San Jose. Alison describes just how close to the ring she wants to be. It could get messy. Alison finally gets around to her obsession over being comfortable on long flights, and shares her pillow research with the listeners. They go over the work involved in creating a website, and after looking at the pics they want to upload, reminisce over the Spike Guys Choice awards from the last two years. They sat at a really cool table this past show, although not quite as cool as Alison initially thought. Finally, They discuss the cool after party venues.
Skip & Ali give props to their fans, and people who have done nice things for them. They address listener questions, then they go over what they've been up to lately, including their appearance on the Anthony Cumia Show podcast, Fox and Friends Radio with Brian Kilmeade and then they invited him to come back for an appearance the week after on Fox and Friends on the Fox News channel. Alice Cooper was performing in concert on the show that day, too, and they got to meet him and talk for a while. Alice is a Catch A Contractor fan and kept making funny references to Skip about it every time they passed each other back stage and in the hallway. Later that morning, they shopped down 5th Avenue and looked at all the stores they couldn't shop in. They bring up the new website they are developing, and what people can look forward to seeing on it. Skip has a What the Fuck! situation with Pep Boys. Alison then rants (what a surprise!) about a car wash. Finally, they discuss a cool fan experience that someone had while up in Monterey with Adam Carolla while he was there for the annual races.
Skip & Alison start by giving the fans props and talk about the nice things they have been saying on the internet. They also address podcast listener critiques. They discuss fan email and the strange things people send them. Alison suggests starting a Skip Fan Club, and who will join and what she can send members. Later they talk about their 2nd trip to Mohegan Sun to see another Bellator MMA fight. Hilarity ensues when fans try to take pictures with Skip during the fight, and then later when they go out to eat at Michael Jordan's restaurant, and Alison's heels cause a problem. They met another MMA champ, Josh Koscheck, too. Ali and Skip went out for Sushi lunch with Adam, and the restaurant turns out to be the strangest joint ever, from the limited menu to the nasty waitress. Finally, Kilo gets diarrhea at the worst possible moment.