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It’s an unintentional true crime episode! Who’s ready for some sultry Kathleen “sexy voice?” Our girl has strep throat but she’s showing up like a champ to discuss the cheerleading scandal that introduced a lot of people to the world of “deep fake videos” - taking a video of one person and editing a different person over them! But was this really a…
 
Kathleen and Bethany are both sick as hell, but don’t fear! Bethany found a Farmer’s Almanac on the train so it’s time for some wholesome pumpkin tips and advice on what NOT to give your dogge from the Thanksgiving table. Then, Kathleen raises the age old question: if someone steals your stupidly expensive shoes at a party, does the host owe you a …
 
Do you only unfollow someone on social media when they do something annoying? Or do you unfollow people just because you haven’t seen them in a while? Bethany recently had two people she still considered friends suddenly unfollow her on Instagram, and she has no idea why! So she's getting to the bottom of how different people use social media, incl…
 
It’s September and we’re heading into spooky season, so you’re getting a double dose of creep this week! First, who wouldn’t love a three-level Brownstone in a gorgeous Brooklyn neighborhood? The only problem is that the Brownstone comes with reported sightings of a little boy on fire and a woman wandering through doorways. Would you still pay the …
 
Bethany took too much melatonin and dreamt that her family was planning on murdering the beloved film star of 'Coyote Ugly,' John Goodman! Then, Kathleen is all up in arms about people who eat meals off of black plates. Pushing people out of windows comes up as well in this loosey-goosey bonus. Finally, Bethany admits that she needs the help of a p…
 
So much milk! Kathleen is talking about a new company that has figured out how to make milk WITHOUT cows. And it’s chemically identical to actual milk! Fermented milk! But does it count as vegan? And can we even call it “milk?” Then, Bethany shares info about the “Gentleman’s Martial Art” and how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used it to justify Sherlock H…
 
Bethany finally did it: she watched Kathleen’s number-one favorite movie and goes through her whiskey-fueled thoughts on the Nora Ephron classic. Then, Kathleen found the card game “Bad People” (*cough* on Google Images *cough*) and they go head-to-head to see who the worst person on the show is. ------ What We Talked About: Beckett on Netflix The …
 
It’s 8 am and Kathleen and Bethany are waking up to delightful conversations about whether those “vintage” carpets on Etsy are really vintage or just old Anthropologie, why you should double-check your hospital bills to make sure you didn’t get a circumcision, and what kind of funeral looks to order from your loved ones. ------ Check out our merch!…
 
Have you ever thought you were watching a rom-com, only to find out that it’s incredibly sad? Or a movie was advertised as horror but was actually a superslow coming-of-age story? Bethany just had that happen with the movie “Adoration,” so she’s sharing other films that bait-and-switched the audience. (Who saw THAT coming in “Snow Dogs?”) Then, Kat…
 
Need a little pick-me-up? How about a tip on easily working out? Bethany’s insecure about how many rants she went on last week, so she’s making amends by talking about a few of the things that she loves right now! From spooky Instagram accounts to simple ways to get an ab workout, Bethany’s (mostly) a happy flower this week and is passing the savin…
 
Stop trying to get your money’s worth at an open bar! Kathleen has had it up to HERE with worrying about certain things and she’s sharing that list with you! There’s only so much time in a day to launch your puka shell necklace empire, right? Then, is that a fridge on the ceiling? Did you just take a plane ride without remembering it? Bethany is ta…
 
Happy Loosey Goosey Monday, friends! Bethany is coming clean about a huge (literally) purchase she made that’s taking up her entire living room. Kathleen has a “Plan Canceling Excuse” generator to help you cope with the world opening up again. (Pro Tip: don’t claim that your family gave you syphilis.) The Pope did WHAAAT in Kathleen's bed? Bethany'…
 
This show’s topics are delightfully unsettling! First, you know that weird feeling you used to get when you went into your school at night? Or what about the feeling of walking through an empty mall? There’s a name for the locations that elicit that creepy feeling: Liminal Spaces. And Bethany is sharing some pretty bizarre examples, plus talking ab…
 
There's so much celebrity gossip that it's impossible to keep up. From the twists and turns of #FreeBritney to the latest Royal family dust-up, there’s a new podcast that has you covered. From Wondery, RICH AND DAILY delivers laughs and all the latest celebrity gossip. Hosts Brooke and Aricia are comedians, besties and the perfect guides to give yo…
 
Have you ever owned a mountain bike? Would you hang this as a trophy? Bethany is feeling inspired by the ‘90s show “Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction” and those ridiculous questions host Jonathan Frakes started the stories with, so she’s making Kathleen answer some of them with her! This leads to a delightful discovery about bibles and purses. Then, K…
 
On this loosey-goosey episode, we're addressing a paging turning revelation an anonymous Tastebud has about a mysterious bookstore phenomenon! Then Bethany spooks up everyone's favorite dance song: The Macarena! We're feeling frisky, so enter at your own risk. Check out our merch! —> https://store.dftba.com/collections/an-acquired-taste-podcast ---…
 
Kathleen has been hearing the term “death doula” quite a bit lately, so she’s looking into the world of death doulas. She’ll peel back the layers on what they do, why they’re incredibly valuable, and why we should all be talking about this now! Then, does looking at a strawberry up close make your skin crawl? Did you have a hard time watching shirt…
 
Going through a breakup? Bethany lets you know why this may be the best thing that has ever happened to you, with examples of people whose entire lives turned around because of a relationship ending! It’s all in how you decide to move forward, friend. Then, Kathleen fills the class in on some rude nude dudes who got scared by a deer, a lady whose c…
 
Roll out of that low couch and get ready, because there’s a lot going on in this bonus episode. Bethany gives Kathleen a “Who is this Page Six celebrity?” quiz, Kathleen schools Bethany on the rules regarding pedal pushers while Bethany has a meltdown, and Kathleen works through some deep feelings she has about regifting things from old colleagues.…
 
Bethany firmly believes that true psychics exist. She also firmly believes that there are a ton of scammers out there. So how can you make sure you’re not being taken advantage of? Bethany’s giving you the dirt on “psychic” tricks of the trade so you know what to look out for. (And maybe you’ll have a new party trick!) Then, Kathleen’s caught herse…
 
Looking for a good, old-fashioned mystery that you can’t Google your way out of? Bethany is bringing the tale of “The Most Mysterious Song on the Internet,” a post-punk song from 1984 that someone in Germany taped off the radio and has been trying to ID since. Have you heard it before? Can you solve this mystery once and for all? Then, since we’re …
 
On this loosey-goosey bonus, Bethany and Kathleen decide whether or not someone should be told about their boyfriend’s not-so-flattering nickname. Kathleen’s new Dyson Supersonic Futuristic Vacuum arrived: what’s her verdict? Was it worth the $700? Then, do you know how you come across to strangers? ------ Check out our *NEW* merch, including our n…
 
Kathleen is serving up a cheerful listicle about 10 insanely cheap things that make her insanely happy! You know that feeling when you finally pee after having to pee forever? IT'S THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD. Then, Bethany falls down the magical, robotically punny rabbit-hole of clickbait articles. Why do serious websites have crap click-bait co…
 
How do you escape an ostrich attack? How do you pretend to be possessed so you can really *sell* that Regan Halloween costume? How do you alienate the number one target demo of your soda brand with a campaign so confusing, everyone just gives up? Bethany and Kathleen are answering all of those questions and more on this week’s episode! Check out ou…
 
Is your home feeling “ugh” after everything we’ve been through in the last year? Are you someone who can feel negativity in a space? Kathleen has some tips and/or tricks on both literally and figuratively cleansing your space! Then, Bethany went online to see if anyone else was obsessed with Giles from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and she found WAAAA…
 
Kathleen is moving and has been listening to some snobby home decor podcasts (and she’s passing the advice on to you)! ALSO, her cable bill saga is equal parts infuriating and satisfying. Bethany is inspired to host another round of “They Sure Know What They Want for That” (hundreds of dollars for a dumb clock, anyone?). Then the ladies wrap it up …
 
It’s almost summer! That means beaches, oceans, nature, and THE HORRORS OF BATHING SUITS AND OCEAN CREATURES. Bethany is telling you about a handful of the nightmarish goblin monsters that live at the bottom of the ocean and could grab you while you least expect it. Then, Kathleen comes up to the surface to give some great advice on how to feel muc…
 
Stop! Don’t touch that non-porous surface! Tastebud Jen is a forensic scientist specializing in fingerprints (and other kinds of prints too, you barefoot murderous weirdo….). Have you ever wanted to know if there’s actually a program that takes a print and matches it with a nationwide database? How about burning off your fingerprints before you com…
 
Uh oh… Kathleen got into a fight with her brother over the weekend, but just wait until you hear how she upped the “creep” factor! Bethany is practicing her social skills with a sweet old man at Penn Station, and where are YOUR rhinestone bell bottoms? ------ Check out our *NEW* merch! —> https://store.dftba.com/collections/an-acquired-taste-podcas…
 
It’s time for history you probably didn’t learn in school! Kathleen goes way back in time to the invention of the umbrella. (Fun fact: the rain had nothing to do with it!) Then, Bethany talks about a genius who lived roughly 1,200 years ago and yet still affects how we live today (especially if you love a three-course meal…) Also, Bethany tells you…
 
This week is all about strange hair… Thanks to Listener Kristen’s tip, Bethany reports on the seven sisters whose crazy long hair made them millionaires during the Victorian era. But with lots of money comes lots of drama, and these sisters were no exception. (They even seem to have forgotten to bury one of the sisters because who has the time??) T…
 
It’s Earth Day! To celebrate, Kathleen is BLOWING THE (metaphorical) LID off of the TRUTH about reusable straws and paper straws in America and explains how exactly we became a country obsessed with plastic straws. Then, Bethany is looking back at environmental events in history and the movies they influenced, and how our anxiety about the environm…
 
A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his…
 
Let’s circle back on some ideation and synergize, friends! It’s a loosey-goosey bonus episode and Kathleen and Bethany have THOUGHTS. ------ Check out our *NEW* merch! —> https://store.dftba.com/collections/an-acquired-taste-podcast ------ Please support the companies that support us! Liquid I.V. - Get your Liquid I.V.’s Hydration Multiplier PLUS I…
 
This week Bethany and Kathleen are digging deep into the meaning of Faith. Kathleen discusses what it means, as a millennial in America, to believe in God or a higher power. Then she gets into what it is to be spiritual vs. religious. Bethany takes on faith with a closer look at faith in ourselves and how to identify, squash, and overcome the negat…
 
Why are people forbidden to travel to an island off the coast of Brazil? What could possibly live there that’sssssss sssssso sssssinissssster? Bethany gives the ssssssskinny on Ilha da Queimada Grande. Then, did you know that 1971 was a huge year for food? A ton of the things you know and use today were created in 1971. Kathleen gives the full rund…
 
In which Kathleen and Bethany discuss the biggest argument they’ve ever had, their deep feelings on accent walls, that one time Kathleen got into a fight with a Subway Sandwich Artist, and the one specific thing restaurant servers do that makes Bethany not trust them. Oh, and soup! ------ Check out our *NEW* merch (including THAT coven shirt)! —> h…
 
Friend of the pod (and friend IRL), Miran Kim, joins Bethany and Kathleen to share her thoughts, struggles, and life-shifting realizations about being an Asian American woman in the aftermath of the March 16th murders in Atlanta. Then, Kathleen puts a worm in her pocket, Bethany has some octopus anger-management insight, and we hear from AAPI Taste…
 
Shake off the attic dust and start taking notes! Bethany is letting you know what junk is NOT going to fund your retirement on eBay. (She finally digs into the hot topic of Kathleen’s Princess Diana Beanie Baby, too!) And Kathleen has big news! As a result, she needs to save money and she’s sharing some tips on how to do it. Plus, Kathleen blows Be…
 
Do you love horror movies? (Or do you hate them?) Kathleen and Bethany are sitting down with the hosts of their favorite podcast, Ruined! Halle Kiefer and Alison Leiby join the pod to discuss bad candy, Jennifer Aniston’s timeless (ahem) charm, and that one time Halle’s mom saw a real-life leprechaun in Cleveland. ------ Check out our *NEW* merch! …
 
Did you know Thomas Edison created a talking doll that was so upsetting, it even creeped people out back then? Bethany goes into the reason behind Baby Creeps-You-Out (not its real name but it shoulda been). Then, Kathleen pulls the veil back on what those strange nursery rhymes are really about. Because who can make a garden grow with silver bells…
 
Leonardo DiCaprio could probably get himself out of duct tape handcuffs, but could YOU? Kathleen is teaching the class fun facts about the world’s most prolific model-dater, Mr. Leo Di. Then, Bethany is pulling out her trusty “100 Deadly Skills” book and giving important tips on how to evade pursuers, how to get out of various handcuffs, and the be…
 
Happy Monday! On this loosey-goosey bonus episode, Kathleen and Bethany discuss an Instagram preacher who looks just like both of them combined. It’s crazy! Also, Bethany gave Minerva a very particular hair-cut. Then, it’s time for a team-building exercise because Bethany has a quiz: what “normal jobs” are these former Hollywood celebs doing now? H…
 
Why have people throughout human history drawn penises everywhere? What compels (usually) dudes to mark dirty cars, classroom desks, and their sleeping friend’s forehead with penis art? Much to Kathleen’s delight, Bethany goes through examples of dick-scriptions, from ancient archeological finds to current day. Plus, she goes into the psychology be…
 
Did you know that some butterflies are straight-up a**holes? Yup! They’re not just fluttery angel bugs, some of them are total backstabbers! Kathleen just got a subscription to a science website so she’s about to melt your face with some blazing Butterfly Facts! Then, Bethany discusses the creepy sleep disorder that you may have experienced without…
 
On this loosey-goosey bonus episode, Kathleen and Bethany discuss the $6,000(!!!) desk chair that several people are telling her to get. Plus, a listener just found some massive holes in her walls and wants to put something creepy inside before she covers them up. What would YOU hide in your walls for the next tenant to find? ------ Check out our m…
 
Remember last week when Kathleen made a joke about sex escape rooms? Well, she did some research and is back to spill all the tea and whip all the subs (with their consent, of course) about sexy escape rooms and BDSM Dungeons! Then, Bethany goes through all of the stupidly expensive, bizarre, and just plain “funky” Valentine’s Day gifts you COULD h…
 
You know where the President lives, but how much do you know about where the Vice President lives? (Turns out, they don’t live in a carriage house behind the White House.) Bethany has some surprisingly interesting stories about Number One Observatory Circle, including the time that then-VP Joe Biden *maaaaaaybe* spilled the beans on a super-secret …
 
Listener “Cathryn” is craving female friendship, but she hates the things her current female friends like. Can she learn to like her current friends the way she learned to like this podcast? Bethany and Kathleen dig into the toxic “I’m not like other girls” mindset, and they confront some judgmental assumptions that may be keeping Cathryn from forg…
 
It’s safe to say that more people than usual are having a hard time right now, and that makes it difficult to be productive. If you’re feeling this way, Bethany is right there with you! She’s opening up about her struggles and offers tips that have helped her get things done during the day (even if it’s just getting out of bed)! Then, Kathleen take…
 
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