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



Episode 1: The podcast awakens