Is This A Boy Scout Badge? Build A Canoe. Immediately Sink It. – 7.11.19

Is This A Boy Scout Badge? Build A Canoe. Immediately Sink It.  Who thinks this is a good idea? Two Utah Scout groups who made their own canoes from PVC pipe and tarp – you heard me – launched them on the Green River for a rapids river trip. The first one sank 100 feet from the launch site. It just gets better… or worse, depending on your point of view.


Today’s summer salad? Warm German Potato Salad with stone ground mustard and bacon. Freaking amazing. Have you missed any of our other tasty summer salads? Like watermelon and balsamic vinegar? How about corn and cotija cheese? Strawberry and spinach?


Think Salt Lake City is hot now? There’s a scary new global study out that says we’ll be hotter than Las Vegas by 2050. The last time I was there, it was 115 in May. This is bad news.

Instant Karma: Busting The Hit And Run Driver – 5.30.19

Instant Karma: Busting The Hit And Run Driver. There’s nothing worse than walking out to your car and realizing someone’s smashed into it and just… left. Here’s the most epic outing of a hit and run driver by a 6th grader who even created a flow chart for the whole thing.

The Pickle Challenge continues at Chez Collard- today, we’re making Deep-Fried Buttermilk Pickles. BTW: if you haven’t tried out our “pickle sandwiches,” find the recipe here. They’re surprisingly tasty.


Finally! A state is actually penalizing those people who get in the passing lane and just park themselves there- grrr! It’s a huge fine, too. (If you’d like your very own windshield decal that politely tells selfish drivers to GET OUT OF THE PASSING LANE, check out

Tooele’s Kodi Lee just crushed it on America’s Got Talent- but it gets so much cooler, we’ll explain. For parents with special needs kiddos, this is the best Tell Me Something Good story ever.

Tasty No Carb Sandwiches – Hope You Like Pickles – 5.28.19

Tasty No Carb Sandwiches – Hope You Like Pickles. I’ve been trying to convince the Todd it’s time for him to try a low-carb diet. The man is not impressed, he loves his sandwiches. So I have a tasty alternative.

BTW: if you’re looking for more low-carb recipes, may I suggest our super-tasty one-net carb Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Tarts? You will thank me later.


(image credit: Alex Proimos)

Hiking in Zion National Park over the weekend is a lot like scaling Mount Everest… The Angel’s Landing hike was so popular over the weekend that the park had to close it down. There was a 4-hour line to climb it. Like Disneyland. Something similar is happening on Mount Everest right now- but this line is deadlier. We’ll explain.


The guy who built the multi-million dollar “Noah’s Ark” amusement park down in Tennessee is suing… for flood damage. Seems ironic, but there you go. For $75 per person, you don’t want to have to swim to the Ark. (Editor’s note: which contains – along with all of the animals ‘two by two’ – two baby dinosaurs. Dinosaurs. I’ll let that sink in.)


If you’re a diabetic and you’ve watched your insulin skyrocket from $100 a month to $1,200, there’s good news. More states are demanding answers about the mysterious price increases, and one state has already done something about it. We’ll tell you about it on the show today.

Wait. What do you mean I’m not Native American? – 5.14.19

Wait. What do you mean I’m not Native American? My grandmother always insisted that her mother was Native American- Pawnee, in fact. Grandma also liked to screw with us, so when The Todd and I got our DNA test results, it turns out I have absolutely zero Native American blood. However, I am something else. Which I TOTALLY did not expect.

Ben Lomond High’s student body is protesting a move to keep them from recognizing two deceased students in their graduation ceremony. The Ogden School District does not seem enthusiastic.


Did you know the University of Utah has an eSports Department? And scholarships? And a team? Which is competing on ESPN? (Probably the Ocho.) Also, Lt. Gov Spencer Cox is running for Governor and why calling in dead to work is a bad idea.

I Gave My Mother A Liver Transplant For Mother’s Day – 5.10.19

I Gave My Mother A Liver Transplant For Mother’s Day. So, when it comes to epic Mother’s Day gifts, Utahn Brandon Finlayson wins. You can never top what this kid gave his mother. We’ll explain.

Now, THIS is the kind of break-in I’d totally support: a woman who broke into a stranger’s house to wash their dishes and tidy the kitchen. The police found her brushing the family dog.


Plus, we are forced to visit a hot new food trend that combines two beloved snacks. And it is vile.

Today’s Tasty Camping Hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls – 5.8.19

Today’s Tasty Camping Hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls. Today’s tasty camping hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls- you will love me for this one.


BTW: if you’re looking for more yummy camping hacks that are easy to cook over a campfire, take a look at our Banana S’more recipe here.

Imagine going to school where there is a milk and cookie bar. I would support this. Speaking of college, there’s a boatload of student debt forgiveness programs that no one seems to be taking advantage of- we’ll tell you where to look. The US Department of Education is a good start- go here. And then stop by The Insitute of Student Loan Advisors here.





Two wonderful Tell Me Something Goods on the show today- one about former inmates who now run a moving company called The Other Side Movers who helped the Pleasant Grove Police move to their new location. The other- about a group of farmers at auction that refused to bid on their neighbor’s property- so that farmer could buy it back. And finally, you have a THREE BILLION DOLLAR nuclear sub- the new pride of the Navy of India. What is the ONE THING you should remember

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson & The Most Beautiful Bucket List Ever – 4.30.19

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson & The Most Beautiful Bucket List Ever. Louis Tomlinson from the band One Direction has been in mourning since losing his mother and sister this year- until he met an elderly gentleman mourning his wife. You’ll melt when you see how they’ve healed each other. You can see the video sparked from One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson & The Most Beautiful Bucket List Ever here.


Camping! We’re heading out this weekend and the Todd is just full of camping hacks. For instance, ever seen those ridiculously expensive coolers that apparently can keep food frozen, even like, on the surface of the sun? What if you could hack one from a regular, $12 cooler?

The most epic graduation speech EVER at BYU this week- Political science valedictorian, Matt Easton said this: “I stand before my family, friends, and graduating class today to say I`m proud to be a gay son of God,” Easton said. “I’m not broken. I’m loved and important in the plan of our great creator. Each of us are.” And bravo to the school for approving his speech in advance. See the entire speech here.

(image credit: Burger King)

In Foodie news; the Impossible Whopper and the world’s slowest pizza delivery. Have a look.


(cover screen cap credit: Louis Tomlinson)

Taping Erin’s Mouth Shut: No “Avengers: Endgame” Spoilers! 4.29.19

Taping Erin’s Mouth Shut: No “Avengers: Endgame” Spoilers! Apparently, the only was the Todd think he can keep me from blurting out a spoiler from “Avengers: Endgame” is to tape my mouth shut on the show today. It just might work. We’re discussing an awkward issue- with “Endgame” running over three hours and no one wanting to miss a second, how do you avoid the inevitable potty break?


There’s a very vocal group of foodies who say we’re making our meatballs all wrong. Let’s put that to the test, shall we? Here’s the Todd’s Easy Italian Meatball recipe. BTW: are you looking for some new ways to make old favorites? Try the Todd’s Cajun Stuffed Turkey Wings- the recipe’s here.


Would you want your daughter to play high-school football? There’s a lawsuit underway here in Utah to allow it. What would you tell your daughter to do if a group of boys wouldn’t let her leave the room? One girl’s solution got her expelled. And there’s a clever new real estate enticement for millennials that is actually making them buy a home.

And if you win a multi-million dollar lottery and you used a stolen debit card to buy it, who gets the money?

Robo-Taxis – Would You Ride In a Driverless Car? 4.26.19

Robo-Taxis – Would You Ride In a Driverless Car? So your Taxi pulls up and there’s no one at the wheel. Would you still get in? Elon Musk from Tesla says he’ll have over a million “Robo-Taxis” on the road next year.


In our new segment “Stuff People Sent Us To Try,” we try out the new board game “5 Second Rule” with the additional challenge of being the “Uncensored” version. Like the regular game wasn’t hard enough… You can find both versions here.

Did you know there’s a legal percentage here in Utah for lawn covering your front yard? Who knew? And that you can be fined for not having said lawn percentage? Also, a cool new treasure hunt in your spare change, brain implants that turn thought into words and LeBron James – yes, the NBA player – is creating a whole new way to reach “unsaveable” kids.

Tacos In A Can – How Disgusting Can It Be? – 4.23.19

Tacos In A Can – How Disgusting Can It Be? Yeah, so The Todd is obsessed with the alluring new promise of “tacos in a can.” So, we’re trying it. Whether I want to or not.

BTW: interested in other taste-testing experiments? Try our new M&M Flavors here. And Avocado Toast with a “hip new ingredient” here.

Plus, just to make sure I feel guilty about excusing that extra baby weight, we have the story of an “Extreme Runner” mom who fits in nursing her newborn in the middle of her 250-mile run. Yeah. 250 miles