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

Episode 6: Hold on to your potatoes, it’s child actors!

In this episode, Fernando and Jamie talk about child actors – which ones we want to hug to death, and which ones need a time-out. Then keeping with the child actor theme, we face off in another “Who Would Win” debate – the Battle of the Karate Kids. And before we signed off, we sampled a hot chili potato snack from Japan called “Karamucho.” Cold beer would have been perfect with it!

Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense - the only kid we agree is a fave

Mason Reece – 1970’s Post Raisin Bran commercial

Jonathan Ke Quan in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – “Hold on to your potatoes!”

“Oscar” the baby in Ghostbusters II – cute or not cute?

Key & Peele sketch about Jaden Smith

Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid  (1984)

Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid (2010)

Episode 5: Public restrooms (need we say more?)

Smear your nostrils with Vicks, because our podcasters ponder the joys of public restrooms in this episode. Then, in the “Prime Picks” segment, they share their current TV faves – it may be something new, or a never-watched oldie. The snacky snack they chose for this taste test was sweet Jalapeno beef jerky. Perfect after a traumatic experience in a public bathroom!

Mens room ettiquette

Austin Powers bathroom scene

What kind of poop do I have? – A helpful chart

Comedian Nick Swardson about urinals and other topics

Watch episodes of The Tale of Kitto Katto

Country Archer brand Sweet Jalapeno Beef Jerky


Episode 4: Zoiks! It’s cartoons!

Fernando and Jamie talk about the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons and afterschool kids’ shows. Then they single out a goateed cartoon character for another rousing debate of Talent or No Talent. Rounding out the episode is a sampling of an exotic snack from the Philippines.


Checkers and Pogo show – hippo charging cameraman at the 4:15 mark


Professor Fun


Snarf being annoying


Shaggy from Scooby Doo


Goldilocks Polvoron cookies from the Philippines