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Syndication

This week, the ladies start off by introducing the first company brave enough to sponsor You Had To Be There: Audible.com!  Audible hosts a virtually limitless selection of audio books and they currently have a sweet deal going on: if you start a no-fee risk-free month-long trial via audiblepodcast.com/BeThere, you get a no-questions-asked audiobook fer keeps and (as long as you follow that link) YHTBT'll get some coin tossed its way.  So please do that!


Then, after passing judgement on sexy cell phones, celebrity commentators, and TV doctors, Nikki and Sara take you further behind-the-scenes of their in-the-works series by welcoming writers Emmy Blotnick and Gabe Gronli to the podcast.  Their conversation is peppered with embarrassing tales that are hilarious in hindsight, but what it really zeroes in on are infections, everything from your deadly staph to your pesky urinary tract.  The gang eventually talk some figurative pee about good ol' Radiolab, a newfound favorite fruit, a sleek design blog, and former guest Joe DeRosa's Nikki-starring web series We Should Break Up.


And FYI: Sara and Nikki will be taking next week off due to holidays and travel and things, but to help fill the silence you should explore the podcast's back-catalog, check out their new show's MTV and FB pages, and get cracking on that free audiobook we discussed earlier.

Direct download: YHTBT_91_EmmyBlotnickGabeGronli.mp3
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This week the ladies may seem hostile up top, but that’s only because of their air travel woes and rebelling brains.  Sara’s actually been pretty happy lately, having just spent the weekend joyriding around Richmond on a Christmas-house hunt, a family tradition.  Nikki’s known her guest, the comic and writer H. Alan Scott (Twitter, HuffPo), since high school, where they both had their first forays into performance thanks to theater.  After addressing the universal confusion of dick pics and dental dams, H.A.S. reveals what he’s been up to for much of 2012: battling cancer.  He’s had enough time over the months of treatment to rack up some fascinating thoughts on the tedium of the disease and the humanity around him.  However harrowing Scott’s stories get, he always includes something weirdly relatable, like Target's calming therapy or proven strategies for puking.  Talking pee includes shout-outs to an empowering Ted Talk, a tight glasses-maker, and the utterly addicting The John Friedman Internet Program.  This hour's sobering and hilarious, but above all it's great.

Direct download: YHTBT_90_HAlanScott.mp3
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This week, Sara and Nikki implicate the friends, family, and bullies to blame for all their neuroses and therapy, but the brilliant Brian McCann (Conan) soothes their stress through the Hawaiian healing of ho Ľoponopono.  You may recall from last week's ep that Nikki and Sara landed Brian as the head writer for their little late-night show over at MTV.  As a guest, Brian largely avoids shop talk and instead leads a hilarious discussion on protecting one's castle from every imaginable threat, including intruders, hellhounds, and make-believe fires.  After exploring the board games that drive families apart, Nikki and Sara salvage what starts as a train-wreck of a talking pee segment.  Listen, laugh, and meet the minds behind your future favorite TV show.

Direct download: YHTBT_89_BrianMcCann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27 PM
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