Episode 26: Car talk

In this episode, our podcasters settled down into some nice Corinthian leather bucket seats for some car talk. Like, if you were rich, what would your car collection look like? What was your favorite car from movies or TV? From tailgating idiots to four-way stops, we brought up some of our car pet peeves and even listed some from our listeners. Then it was time for a Prime Picks session – what cool TV shows are Fern and Jamie watching these days? The snacky snack they sampled was an intriguing tiramisu twist cookie from Japan.

Song that made Jamie rush to the dance floor – “Beds are Burning” by Midnight Oil

Read Jamie’s blog about her car brain fart in front of a large crowd

“Christine” movie trailer (1983)

“Cobra” (1986) movie scene with 1950 Mercury Monterey coupe

James Bond’s Aston Martin car

Best driving song (Jamie) – “American Boy” by Estelle w/ Kanye West

Best driving song (Fern) – “Into the Great Wide Open” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Episode 25: So fart, so good

Turn on the fan, because Fern and Jamie are letting loose about farts! From their wild personal experiences to hypothetical situations to fart tips, it’s gonna be a blast. Then it’s time for Opposite News – weird and wacky info bits that caught our interest. Jamie’s just back from the motherland and she brought another cool Japanese snack to taste – pistachio/raspberry flavored Kit Kat!

Blazing Saddles fart scene

Rainman fart scene

Nutty Professor fart scene

Sing – fart scene

Pee Wee Herman – balloon sounds

Article: New Star Wars Coke bottles at Disney

Article: Bees found in woman’s eye

Article: Men’s beards have more germs than dogs


Episode 24: Hurricanes, earthquakes, oh my! (aka the natural disaster episode)

Our podcasters were on shaky ground in this episode, but it was all good, because the topic of the moment was natural disasters. Living in Hawaii exposes you to practically everything except tornadoes, so Fern and Jamie shared their personal experiences with hurricanes and the like. Then they chose their fave natural disaster movies and TV shows. In a windy session of Who Would Win, iconic weatherman Al Roker was pitted against Mr. Kite of Pee-wee’s Playhouse fame. (It was vicious, folks.) And the tasty snack this time was smoky sriracha jerky.

The Cay – by Theodore Taylor

Pee-wee’s Playhouse intro, including Mr. Kite

Al Roker blown over by Hurricane Wilma

Episode 23: Do podcasters dream of electric sheep?

Join Fern and Jamie in a deep dive into the world of dreams. They share their personal dream experiences (PG-13 only, shucks), put a spotlight on dream-influenced movies and TV, and pick music they’d like as a soundtrack to their dreams. Then it’s another session of Opposite News where they share wacky news bits that spark their interest. An unlikely pairing was the snack this time – dill pickle sunflower seeds.

“Newhart” dream finale

Bob Newhart – “Abe Lincoln vs Madison Avenue” (from 1960 Grammy-winning album)

Dallas – Bobby’s return – It was all a dream

Article: What is the correct number of towels to own?

Article: The Smurf invasion


Episode 22: Our favorite badass weapons

Our intrepid podcasters sit down for a session of weapons talk – personal background, their favorites in pop entertainment, and more. Then it’s a new addition to the podcast, called Opposite News, where Fern and Jamie share with each other some funny or just plain kooky news stories from around the world. The snacky snack they popped into their maws were honey sriracha mac nuts. Mmm!

The book Jamie would take on a desert island - Kavik, the Wolf Dog

See Jamie’s ninja stars – The Opposite Tastes Facebook page

Diagram of weaponized baby cart in Lone Wolf and Cub

Crocodile Dundee knife scene

Clash of the Titans (1981) – weapons of divine temper

How to make a paper ninja star

Episode 21:  Nerds rule!

 Welcome to season three! These days, practically everyone admits to having a little nerd in them, but that wasn’t always the case. In this episode, Fern and Jamie examine all things nerdy – how it has evolved, their own personal thoughts and nerdy interests, and of course, nerds in TV, movies, and music. Then they pulled no punches in a round of Who Would Win and threw two nerd icons into the ring. Their first taste test of the new season was another intriguing Kit Kat from Japan.

Revenge of the Nerds movie (1984) – talent show scene

Kraftwerk – “Autobahn” song (1974)

Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls” song (1984)


Episode 20: The Opposite Tastes’ Holiday Special

It’s a holiday special for a special holiday! In the last episode of season two, Fern and Jamie unwrap their love for all things Christmas. Personal holiday traditions, and favorite and not-so-favorite movies, TV specials, and music. Then on to their own Christmas lists – cool gift ideas and what they’d like from Santa this year. Thanks to a devoted listener, the last snacky snack of the year was Hawaii-made cookies. So delicious, or as they say in the islands, so “ono”! 

See Jamie’s new Christmas cat shirt – go to our Facebook page

NASA shoes by Vans

Fred Claus movie – siblings anonymous scene

Big Island Candies commercial

Episode 19: Just roadtripping

Our intrepid podcasters were on the road for this episode, so naturally they chatted about roadtrips. In the lush, green city of Hilo on the island of Hawaii (aka The Big Island), Fernando and Jamie shared their roadtrip experiences, tips, and celebrities we’d want along for the ride.  Then, they put actor Chevy Chase on the stand for a thoughtful round of Talent or No Talent. When on the road, you have to sample something from the region, so they sampled organic walnut date rolls from a local health food store. 

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert movie clip

Dave Grohl as Satan in the Tenacious D movie

Chevy Chase talk show

Episode 18: The Dating Game

This episode is all about the precarious world of dating. In this episode, our podcasters dredged up their personal dating stories and shared dating don’ts, and of course, dating movies and music. Then, it was time for Prime Picks, where they share and recommend what they’re watching these days. The snacky snack they tried was matcha (green tea) flavored Oreos.


“Friend Zone” song by Thundercat


“The Men All Pause” song by Klymaxx


“Sachie’s Kitchen” tv show on Amazon Prime


“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” docuseries – Washington Post review

Episode 17: Oh, Canada!

In tribute to their podcast’s second home, Fern and Jamie donned their parkas to talk about the Great White North – their personal stories about Canada, plus favorite entertainers and movies. Then, they put the spotlight on actor Ryan Reynolds for a round of Talent or No Talent. The snacky snack they tasted reminded them of a frozen tundra – chocolate mint Kit Kat.


Double-jointed (hypermobility)


What is “poutine”?


Song “Just Between You and Me” by April Wine


Lorraine Muller (The Fabulous LoLo)


Ryan Reynolds - King of Masked Singer


Episode 16: We all scream for Halloween!

It was a dark and stormy episode with Fern and Jamie, in which our podcasters shared their own Halloween traditions, fave costumes, candy, movies, and more. Then it was a hair-raising Who Would Win match between Dracula and Pennywise the clown. In a fitting end, the snacky snack this time was Kit Kat Dark. Muwahahahaha! 

See Jamie’s socks – go to our Facebook page

How kids judge the candy you give out – Halloween candy chart

Zombie Jamboree song by Rockapella

Excerpt from The Halloween that Almost Wasn’t (starring Judd Hirsch)

Trailer from The Witches movie (starring Anjelica Huston)

Mr Boogedy movie intro

Ave Satani (Oscar-winning best song) from The Omen movie

Feed My Frankenstein song by Alice Cooper

Episode 15:  Hello, ladies and germs!

With alcohol wipes in hand, Fern and Jamie get into it about germs, including personal germ stories, germ myths, and of course, germy movies! Then they pick one of the most famous germophobes, Howie Mandel, and determine if he has Talent or No Talent. After that, the gloves are off for a taste test of kyo matcha flavored Oreo chocolate. 

Understanding Mononucleosis

What is ringworm?

Music video: Divinyls “I Touch Myself”

Music video:  Disturbed “Down with the Sickness”

Howie Mandel stand up – rubber glove trick at the end

Episode 14: Time Travel

In the immortal words of Doc Brown: “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” In this episode, Fern and Jamie leap into the world of time travel. Is time travel possible? Who would you want to meet from the past or future? And of course, fave time travel movies and TV. Then our podcasters easily answer the question of Talent or No Talent in an homage to actor Christopher Lloyd. This time, they sample Kyoho Grape Kit Kat from Japan.

Superman movie (1978) – turning back time to save Lois Lane

about Quantum Leap’s final episode

Voyagers! the TV series

The Addams Family movie – Mamushka scene (Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd)

Episode 13:  That’s So High School

The youngsters have all returned to school, which made our podcasters reminisce about their own angst-ridden years at the old HS. They shared their best and worst high school movie picks, and more. Then they pitted two high school movie nerds of different generations against each other in another rousing Who Would Win match. The snacky snack they sampled this time was strawberry milkshake creme Oreos!

Three O’Clock High – fight scene

Chet from Weird Science

Billy Zabka

Matt Dillon in My Bodyguard

Rose McGowan in Scream

Hot for Teacher (Van Halen) music video

Rock & Roll High School (Ramones) music video

Best of McLovin

Anthony Michael Hall in Sixteen Candles


Episode 12: Film Franchises - The best, the worst, and more

These days, you can’t swing an MGM lion without hitting a film franchise. Fernando and Jamie  reveal their favorites, and the ones that should never have gone beyond one. Then it’s a fun Who Would Win match between a beloved monster and the king of film franchises. For the taste test, our podcasters sampled banana Kit Kat.


Octopussy movie – stuffed goat brain photo


Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – monkey brains scene


Godzilla flying kick


Rambo in the mud

Season 2, Episode 1: Mug Life

Welcome to season two! Episode one’s topic is something everyone has in their kitchen: MUGS! Hate ‘em, love ‘em. Are they practical or just aesthetic? We then shared some “Prime Picks” - shows that have captured our attention during our break. Our highly anticipated snacky snack was Wasabi Doritos!

“The Spy Who Shagged Me” – coffee scene

shot glass and jigger – what’s the difference?

Cheers TV show – why drink beer?

Most Unusual Mugs You Can Actually Buy


Episode 10: Las Vegas (aka Hawaii’s 9th Island)

For our season one finale, what better way to celebrate than with a splash of glitz? For once, what happened in Vegas didn’t stay there, because our podcasters shared their LV memories, faves, and more. Then Fern and Jamie flipped through the cast of the Ocean’s Eleven (2001) movie in a session of Talent or No Talent. Their snacky snack to taste this time was (of course) Hershey’s Gold.

Elvis performing Viva Las Vegas in the movie

Clip from The Cooler

Luck Be a Lady – Frank Sinatra

How to avoid getting shocked by static electricity (in Las Vegas or anywhere)

Trailer: The original Ocean's 11 movie (1960)

Episode 9: The password is: game shows

Come on down! In this episode, our podcasters talked (actually, they argued a lot) about game shows – some history, the decades, faves, and more. Then in another Who Would Win session, they pitted two giants of game show host-dom against each other. The taste test this time was an expired (but still good) carton of matcha potato snacks from Japan.

Betty White at 86 – Million Dollar Password (2008)

Newlywed Game blooper

SNL skit – Mother Knows Best

SNL skit – Celebrity Jeopardy

$25,000 Pyramid theme song

Spanish Flea – Herb Alpert (Dating Game bachelor’s theme)

World Series of Pop Culture (VH1)

Remote Control (MTV)

Episode 8: The Opposite Tastes Hawaii Visitor’s Guide

We hope you packed your shades for this episode, because Fernando and Jamie give you the insider’s list of island attractions you shouldn’t miss when you visit Hawaii. Plus, some etiquette and tips to follow while you’re here. Then it’s the battle of the “Hawaii boys” in Who Would Win. Our taste test this time is an intriguing combo snack from Japan.

What is a “loco moco”?

How to throw the shaka sign properly

being808 video: Fernando doing the Koko Crater hike

The Habitat podcast

Na Pali Coast on the island of Kauai

Whale watch cruising in Hawaii

Episode 7: Sidekicks – the best, the worst, and more

They may be lesser characters, but are no less essential to our favorite TV shows or movies. They’re called sidekicks, and our podcasters trade jabs at faves and the ones that they’d rather kill off in the first five minutes of the storyline. Then they put one of the quintessential sidekicks - Batman’s Robin - on the stand for another round of “Talent or No Talent.” And for the taste test, they thought it was high time to bust out another boozy chocolate bar.

Schoolhouse Rock classic clip – “Conjunction Junction”

Ernie Reyes Jr and The Rock fight scene in “The Rundown”

Awesome duet by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Lotte brand “Rummy” chocolate bar