Congratulations, You’re Pregnant! But …You’re Not. – 11.8.19

Congratulations, You’re Pregnant! But … You’re Not.

So Mercury is in retrograde and your communication with everyone is going to be shot straight to H-E-double hockey sticks. Case in point: getting a letter congratulating you on your pregnancy. And you’re not. There were some deeply alarmed Tweets this week, including one from a woman who said, “Thanks! I’m not pregnant, but you can come explain this to my mother!” It’s all coming from a Pleasant Grove company.


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Did you get a weird text or two on Thursday? You’re not alone. A server that shut down on February 14 was started up again on November 7, but unfortunately, all the stored text messages flew far and wide. To ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, to alarmed family members, to confused friends who got messages like, “I’m picking you up in an Uber in 15 minutes, be ready to go to the airport.” I told you! Mercury in retrograde!


Plus! Super tasty Maple Bacon Pancake bites. Easy enough that Erin can make them, so you know we’re talking REALLY simple.

Btw: want more tasty little bites of things? There’s our Teeny-Tiny Pumpkin Pies with one net carb per serving here. Still trying to rid yourself of the last of the zucchini? Our Zucchini Cream Cheese Muffins are here to save you!


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Low-Stakes Halloween Crafting – the Medallion Wreath! 10.22.19

Low-Stakes Halloween crafting – the medallion wreath. It’s a pretty Halloween wreath with almost zero effort. The low-stakes crafting we’ve all been looking for!

BTW: are you looking for more easy Halloween crafts? Try out our adorable Corn Critters here, make your own custom Harry Potter-esque wand here, and create your own Halloween Tree here.


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Do you realize we’re in the Turkey Zone? If you don’t eat it now, you really can’t have it until Thanksgiving. Here’s Todd’s No-Fail Turkey video. BTW: if you haven’t checked out Todd’s classic cooking a turkey on a Weber grill – more room in the oven for side dishes! – it’s one of our most popular YouTube videos here.


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When did Pennywise the Clown become Halloween’s most popular costume? I have clown “issues” as it is! We’ve got the complete list of the most-Googled Halloween costumes for 2019. Sexy unicorns? Really?

Erin’s in a Bathtub with Six Kittens. It Just Gets Weirder. 10.18.19

So Erin’s sitting in a bathtub with six kittens and the director of the Utah Humane Society, and it just gets weirder from there. It seems every animal shelter along the Wasatch Front is bursting at the seams with lonely cats and dogs and goats and rabbits and all manner of creatures. Can you adopt a new pet? If not, can you foster a pet or two? Let’s talk.


Also, congratulations, Utah! We were just named number one in the nation for something! And The Todd has created an instructional video about it.


As we’re drawing closer to the Women of Worth Gala on November 9th, I want you to know more about this incredible program and the women it benefits. Have a look…

Best (and Heaviest) Mountain Rescue EVER – 10.15.19

Do you ever take a look at something growing in your garden and have no idea what it is? We’re in this dilemma and the internet is not helping. So, we’re cutting the thing open on the podcast today and find out what spliced with what and then grafted with who. Enjoy our unintentional genetic experiment!


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There’s 200 birds at the West Valley Animal Shelter who need you. Like, right now. An animal hoarder was busted in West Valley City, and the poor city shelter’s been turned into an emergency aviary. Ever wanted an exotic bird? Here’s your chance! This is a great time to consider fostering a pet as well. Find more information here.


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The Salt Lake County Search and Rescue saves the life of a very heavy victim and gets him down the mountain. I am not body-shaming. You’ll see what I mean at 14:45 into the podcast.

The “Pumpkin Spice Everything” Taste Test! 10.10.19

The “Pumpkin Spice Everything” Taste Test!

1. The Pumpkin Spice taste test! What’s not so bad? What was truly horrifying? We’ll tell you.

BTW: in the mood for some toasty fall foods? Try the Todd’s Tasty Chili, recipe here.

2. There’s one thing that 80% of Americans who say they’re “really happy” do. And it’s so easy!

3. So your dad’s King of Sweden, you figure you’re getting a pretty excellent inheritance, right? Yeah, no.

Fortnite is “Deliberately Addicting” Your Kids. And There’s a Lawsuit. Of Course. – 10.8.19

Fortnite is “Deliberately Addicting” Your Kids. And There’s a Lawsuit. Of Course. There’s a $100 million dollar lawsuit against Fortnite developers, who the attorney claimes “worked closely” with psychologists to make the game “as addictive as possible. Given that this game is gigantic and sponsors a $30 million dollar “World Cup” style tournament every year, maybe that $100 million is pocket change?

There’s fall camping spots along the Wasatch Front that are spectacular! And Wilderness Todd will show you where they are on the podcast today.


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For all of us who’ve waited tables or worked in a restaurant or a bar, you know how hard you work for those tips! Given that the IRS is taxing you 15% on those tips, you have to really hope that you get tipped well. But now there’s new legislation that would allow restaurant owners to take all of your tips, then “redistribute” them to everyone else in the restaurant as well. We have 50 furious emails from servers today!

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Given the devastation in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian tore through, lots of little groups in Florida are raising money to help the recovery. There’s a little place called the Siesta Key Oyster Bar where the tradition has been to staple a dollar to the wall or the ceiling when you order a drink. This has apparently been going on for a long time. A really long time, because the staff’s been carefully taking down all the dollar bills to donate to hurricane relief. So far, they’ve carefully pried over fifteen thousand dollars from the bar.  An amazing Tell Me Something Good!


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Your Complete Guide to Every Single Haunted House & Pumpkin Patch in Utah – 10.4.19

Your Complete Guide to Every Single Haunted House & Pumpkin Patch in Utah.

1. Our complete list of every single haunted house, corn maze and pumpkin patch is out for Halloween! Plus, how to make your own Halloween Tree. BTW: looking for some kid’s crafts to make for the season? Try our DIY magic wands here, and the ever-darling Corn Critters video here.

2. We’ll tell you how you can win a personal meet and greet with “America’s Got Talent” Kechi Okwuchi.

3. It’s National Taco Day, we’ll tell you where to find the best taco in Salt Lake City.

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What’s Your State’s Favorite Halloween Candy? Who Picked Jolly Ranchers? Really? – 9.27.19

What’s Your State’s Favorite Halloween Candy? Who Picked Jolly Ranchers? Really? And who on earth would pick Necco Wafers as a favorite?  I know I’m getting all judgey here, but really? Neeco Wafers are dusty little discs of death. I’m not sure they’re even edible. And yes, if you were expecting saltwater taffy to get an award of distinction here in Utah, you would be correct. In fact, there was some weird love for that particular sweet in the landlocked states.


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Where are you most likely to get a parking ticket in Salt Lake City. Given that the cheapest ticket is now $38, this is something worth knowing, eh? We’ve got your hotspots, right down to the street and the time of day. Also, the sinister newcomer that everyone’s getting nailed for downtown- the infamous “backing in” parking space.


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There’s a wonderful little photo making the rounds on Facebook this week- of a homeless gentleman changing a woman’s tire for her. But the story behind it is even sweeter. Anna Davidson owns Jessie Jean’s along with her husband, Ron. She posted this photo with the following:

“looked out the window to see this happening. This is Chuck .. he’s homeless and works his ass off helping every day in the cafe . This is “one of those people” that get labeled. Ya know the ones everyone wants outta sight, outta mind.. I didn’t see anyone else out helping this young lady, just Chuck .. the homeless guy.. thank you Chuck #findthekind #kindnessmatters

This amazing little place often offers meals to the homeless in Ogden, and you’ll often find regular customers chipping in an additional $6.25- the cost of a meal that then pays for a hungry and homeless soul, who’s treated with kindness and respect. You can find out more about their philosophy on their Facebook page.


Now that’s finally getting chilly, you know, that kind of chilly where the kids need a jacket when you drop them off at school and you’re blasting their air conditioner when you pick them up? It’s time for the Todd’s Bacon-Lobster Chowder recipe on the podcast today. You’re welcome.

BTW: Are you in the mood for more fall-style recipes? Todd’s Tasty Chili recipe is here. And his Tender Braised Beef Shanks recipe is here.

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Drunk Grocery Shopping. It’s a Thing. – 9.26.19

Drunk Grocery Shopping. It’s a Thing. Would you like a beer garden in your local grocery store? It’s an idea that Smith’s is proposing. (What would you call that? SUI? Shopping under the influence?)


Our Pinterest-worthy magic wand DYI video. Wingardium Leviosa! BTW: Getting all Halloween-y? Check out our 5 Minute Corn Critters hereLooking to build some new Halloween season traditions with your kids? We’ve got some fun ones here.


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You’ll never guess who’s the new celebrity voice for Alexa and Echo. I want the uncensored version. “Alexa, please make big celebrity guy sing me Happy Birthday?”


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Jennifer Lawrence is getting married! And someone put up her wedding registry. Well, actually, Jennifer put up her wedding registry on like, she’s wanting you to buy her that cheese slicer. And while she’s always struck me as the kind of girl who’d be fun to go out and have a beer with, here, she sounds reeeally different.

“Planning a wedding is sooo exciting, but it can be hectic. For anyone needing a little inspiration, I thought it would be fun to collaborate with Amazon to share some of my favorite wish-list items…”

Does this seem creepy to anyone else? Amazon is calling Jennifer an “actress and a philanthropist.” For posting $80 martini glasses? I don’t know, do you see it differently?


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Things you wouldn’t think you would have to specifically forbid your police force to do- like sexting while on duty. Seriously. The agency that certifies and disciplines police officers in Utah actually had to write a specific clause to ban police officers from sexting or… uh… “entertaining” themselves while on duty. Now that I know this, the next time I’m signing a speeding ticket (it’s an annual thing) I’m using my own pen, thank you, officer.


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For something much happier in Tell Me Something Good: the amazing billionaire who spoke at Morehouse College’s graduation last year told the all African-American graduates that he was paying off their student loans. Can you imagine? Now, he’s telling all the parents and extended family who scrimped and saved to help their kids through college that he’s paying off the loans they took out for their kid’s education as well. The bar has been set, my friends.

Congratulations! You can go Topless Here in Utah! We Think… 9.25.19

Congratulations! You can go Topless Here in Utah! We Think… So if you’re a big fan of going topless, there’s a new ruling from the Tenth Circuit Court that should make you happy, we’ll explain. This jumps into the realm of what happens when a higher court makes a ruling, and then the local government tries to interpret it.


And we’ve got a 5-minute Halloween craft that’s so freaking adorable that you’ll never throw away another corn husk again. BTW: Are you in the mood for more Halloween crafting? Check out our Pinterest-worthy Harry Potter wands here. Or, I create a pretty paper medallion wreath here.


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There can’t be anything more heartbreaking than losing your father- especially in the line of duty as a police officer. But when the son of a fallen officer in Mission, Texas played his first football game, the stands were packed for him. I dare you not to tear up over this Tell Me Something Good.


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