№ 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.


Case-by-case sensitive

№ 80 Sci-Fi News

Melissa and Brian check an item off their bucket lists by appearing on The Sci-Fi Christian Episode 657! Check their podcast out at

№ 79 Midwest Road Trip 2018

Brian and Melissa took an epic road trip through the Midwest, and they brought their microphone! They recorded at ten different locations (shoehorn!) and then endured the editing process to celebrate their most ambitious trip yet.

№ 78 Cartoon Theme Songs

Melissa and Brian play their favorite cartoon theme songs. How much of a role will nostalgia play?

№ 77 Root Beers

Brian and Melissa hosted a root beer party. Now they've made a list of their favorite root beers.

№ 76 Doctor Who Series

Brian and Melissa wrap up Doctor Who Month with a discussion of their favorite series (seasons!) ...series from the show.

№ 75 Doctor Who Moments

Melissa and Brian continue Doctor Who month by discussing their favorite moments from Doctor Who.

№ 70 Comedians

Brian and Melissa rank their favorite stand-up comedians, and share a joke or two from each.

I googled "clown names" and was disappointed in humanity

№ 66 Proverbs

Melissa and Brian list their ten favorite proberbs from the biblical book of Proverbs.

№ 64 Great Songs

Brian and Melissa choose their favorite songs from The Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

№ 63 Board Games 2017

Brian, Melissa, and special guest Clint Patterson discuss their favorite board games as of the end of 2017.

№ 62 Books 2017

Melissa and Brian list their favorite (and least favorite) books that they read for the first time in 2017.

№ 61 Movies 2017

Brian and Melissa list their favorite (and least favorite) movies that they saw for the first time in 2017.

Christmas Letter 2017

Brian, Melissa, Lydia, Amber

Still disappointed we never got my imagined sequels to Super Smash Bros Melee and Brawl:

  • Super Smash Bros Fracas
  • Super Smash Bros Donnybrook
  • Super Smash Bros Brouhaha

And Google spoils another movie. Thanks Google

№ 59 Sodas

Brian and Melissa discuss their favorite brands of soda.

№ 58 Crazy Baby Names

Melissa and Brian list some crazy baby names they found on, then reveal the name of their second child!

That time all the Pocket trending articles were about AI

№ 57 Jokes

Brian and Melissa are joined by special guests Justin and Charity Tolbert to share their favorite jokes.

№ 56 Pet Peeves

Melissa and Brian complain about the things that annoy them the most.

№ 55 Time Periods

Brian and Melissa discuss their favorite historical time periods.

If we could choose any superpower, I'd pick 'slowing time' and Melissa would pick 'telekinesis'. So my power would let me do more work, and hers would let her do less ☺️

№ 54 Disney Songs

Melissa and Brian are joined by Melissa’s brother Tim Binzel to discuss their favorite animated Disney movie songs. Melissa says at the beginning, “I’m probably going to get flak for my list.” Tune in to find out how much she gets!

A penny saved is a second wasted.


Tim: “There's some cuff links hanging from his rear view mirror.”

Brian: “That's weird to see in Alabama.”

Tim: “I meant to say 'handcuffs'.”

Brian: “Oh. Never mind then.”