№ 110 Candy Bars

After some grueling research, Melissa and Brian are joined again by Tim Binzel to discuss their favorite candy bars.

Museum of Websites

Museum of Websites: A hand-curated gallery of how famous internet companies have changed over time.

№ 109 Movies Pre-1960

Teaching Facebook a lesson! The ethics of whistling at work! The moon landing! Oh, and our favorite movies released before 1960. Just some of the topics Brian and Melissa discuss with Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono, hosts of The Sci-Fi Christian podcast.

The Definitive Guide to Children’s Nutrition

Foods we started eating from this article: sardines (still need to find bone-in), seaweed, chicken liver (the paté recipe is great). Also love:

Make a household rule that you have to take at least 7 bites before deeming a food “yucky.”


Matt Koser:

An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze.

№ 108 Animated Shows

Melissa and Brian are joined by their first returning guest, Zach Koser, to talk about their favorite animated TV shows. Yay cartoons!

№ 107 Rapsters

Brian and Melissa recently got into rapster music. They each list their ten favorite rapsters.

It's a problem if you have more Goodreads friends than books marked "read" on Goodreads


A Celebration of Language


“Friends” Poem

№ 106 Studio C Videos

Melissa and Brian list their favorite videos from the sketch comedy group Studio C.

Every scene was a post credits scene until the 1960s

№ 105 Board Games Addendum 2019

Brian and Melissa wrap up the board game talk by running through the games they played on the cruise and explaining why certain games fell off their top 10 lists.

№ 104 Board Games 2018

Special guests Joe and Heather Wiggins join to discuss their favorite board games of all time. That's forty board games, plus honorable mentions, crammed into our longest episode yet!

№ 103 Books 2018

Brian and Melissa discuss the books they read in 2018 in this super-size episode: the best, the worst, and plenty of stats. Plus feedback from Megan and Joshua!

№ 102 Movies 2018

Melissa and Brian run through all the movies they saw in 2018. Hear about the best and the worst!

Christmas Letter 2018

Brian, Melissa, Lydia, Amber
№ 100 Ten to One Episodes

Melissa and Brian celebrate themselves! For the 100th episode they take a look back at all the episodes that came before, covering the best and worst of the past two and a half years.

Project name idea: Brianstorm

№ 98 Christmas Songs

Melissa and Brian share their favorite Christmas songs, just in time for the holidays.

Oh the huge manatee!


Manatee of manatees, all is manatee.

№ 96 TV Show Intros

Brian and Melissa list their ten favorite TV show intros. Both theme songs and visuals are considered.

№ 90 Guilty Pleasures

Melissa and Brian list the low-quality movies, TV shows, songs, comics, games, websites, and foods that they enjoy.

№ 89 Brand Names

Melissa and Brian give the brand name products they prefer over other brands or generic.

№ 87 Fantasy Football 2018

On the day the Eagles start off the 2018 NFL season, Brian talks up 10 players that excite him for fantasy football.

№ 86 Earworms

Brian and Melissa try to get as many songs stuck in your head as possible!

If I'm ever on the run in Mexico, I'll use the alias "Jorge Curioso"

№ 84 Skills

Brian and Melissa finish the trilogy they started with Accomplishments and Experiences by listing the skills they want to download to their brains.

№ 83 Frozen Pizzas

Melissa and Brian ate a lot of frozen pizzas in order to tell you which are the tastiest and best-priced.

№ 82 Reasons to Read Books

Brian and Melissa list reasons why you should read books and end with a challenge to the listeners!

№ 81 Frugal Month 2018

Melissa and Brian decide to be super frugal for the month of July. Listen to them brainstorm on how, then stick around for some listener feedback!

Mike Moore:

Because he's a cool dude with great taste and he loves lamb.


The are two hard things in computer science: originality and profundity.


The library is a gym for the mind.


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