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Small Town Scuttlebutt
60 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
E130: When Equity isn't Equitable
There is a high school that believes withholding scholarships from high-achieving students is equitable. We believe that is the most asinine thing we've heard all week! Also, another weight loss product that's sure to disappoint, positive human experiences, and Turkish coffee is the new Adderall.
63 minutes | Jan 24, 2023
E129: How to Agree to Disagree
You have better things to do than argue on the internet. Yet, for some, it's a tough urge to fight. Don't be that guy. You're better than he/him/his! Also, breaking up with your gym, breakdancing is coming back, and things that "spark outrage!"
58 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
E128: The Differences Between Raising Sons and Daughters
Boys and girls are different and so often is the approach to raising them. Why? We discuss this parental conundrum while citing our own double standards and biases. Also, the worst would-be bride in human history, our live show at the Zullo Gallery and Center for the Arts is sold out, and perfect pants for the effortlessly cool mom.
56 minutes | Jan 10, 2023
E127: How to Sound Smarter by Omitting Obnoxious Jargon and Cliches
Have you ever heard someone refer to something as a "nothingburger" and thought, Damn! This guy is brilliant!? Neither have we. Leave the popular buzzwords, cliches, and office jargon for the marginally intelligent. You're better than them! Also, listener emails and perhaps the most asinine product of the week in human history.
56 minutes | Jan 3, 2023
E126: Top Ten Lists!
Nobody delivers Top Ten lists like David Letterman, but we'll try anyway. Top Ten Things About People That Annoy Liz, Top Ten Scented Candles We Don't Need, and Top Ten Things Rick Loves About Small-Town Moms. Also, listener emails and a new Product of the Week.
49 minutes | Dec 27, 2022
E125: Critical Ignoring
Have you taken an online quiz to find out which character on Friends you are? So many time-wasting wormholes that trap us, but there's a new life skill that can save us all. It's called critical ignoring! Also, husband-wife laundry wars and frivolously designated parking spots.
60 minutes | Dec 20, 2022
E124: Return of The Wiz
Investing can be overwhelming for some of us, especially now, so we pulled in The Volatility Wiz! Scott Murray returns to the show to share his observations and predictions on the market as a derivatives trader. Also, we have two Bungholes of the Week; one involves questionable wardrobe choices, while the other has no interest in spreading goodwill.
32 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
E123: Special Offers
This podcast is getting hit up with offers all over the WTF spectrum and decisions must be made! Also, teaching your teen how to get over their first crush, the enigma of the fax machine today, and a book that might help improve this show.
33 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
E122: Rick Picks
Rick picks all the topics to talk about. What a dick! We're talking about drama surrounding a community pizza party, The city of Concord, NH having the world's worst Christmas tree ever, and what to do when someone else's dog keeps shitting in your house. Also, we got a kick ass new website that you need to check out! Smalltownscuttlebutt.com.
45 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
E121: Sponsor Feedback
We judge people to help maintain expectations in society. We take this responsibility so seriously that we asked to be judged too. How else are we going to get better if we don't get some feedback? Also, mini mom jeans, trad wives, and kids' birthday parties at Hooters!
55 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
E120: Mike O'Brien
He's a stand-up, Boston Duck Tours narrator, and the guy who always manages to get on the evening news. Welcome to the show, Mike O'Brien. We dial him up for a conversation about his experiences growing up in a small town in Western Mass. Also, trendy turkey prep, talk-to-text trauma, and how to piss people off without trying.
40 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
E119: The Truth Behind Dad Tropes
Dads. They are a unique species capable of burning dinner, fumbling with power tools, and misunderstanding their kids. Fortunately, we have sitcoms to set the record straight. Wait, whoah? We're talking about buffoon dads on sitcoms and movies! Also, mom cliques, how to crush your kid's dreams, and what it takes to be "fall cute".
41 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
E118: Satire isn't Dead!
Satire is important. It's supposed to make people think critically about society. Unfortunately, too many people are more concerned with protecting their feelings than questioning their perspectives. And to that, we say, "tough shit!" Also, political yard signs, Halloween candy addiction, and Australia isn't real.
68 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
E117: Mitzzy Anne Picardo
Mitzzy Anne Picardo returns to the Scuttlebutt Studio to talk about her stand up comedy and speaker engagements for SpeakOUT Boston, the nation's oldest LGBTQ+ speakers bureau. Dave Chappelle's Netflix specials, pronouns, breast exams, it's all up for discussion and more!
39 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
E116: Brand Activism
Brand activism is just like listening to your virtue signaling neighbor except now it's coming from a corporation with a multi-million dollar marketing budget. How genuine is this? We're suspicious. Also, Kardashian crypto, carpooling, and breast milk jewelry.
40 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
E115: Women are Crazy (About True Crime)
What kind of decent and sensible human watches shows about murder? Women! The true crime genre is wildly popular with the ladies and we are here to investigate. Also, bad optics, hitchhiking, and Jeffrey Dahmer.
36 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
E114 - Celebrity Seance
How about a seance to get into the Halloween spirit? We actually conjure a few ghosts and Liz totally freaks out! Of course we couldn't have done it without the spirit boards that Mike made. Also, Jesus and sex toys.
31 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
E113: "Banned" Books
Banned books are important. They push controversial or uncomfortable issues. But what happens when these books come to your small town and people don't think they are age-appropriate in the middle school? Everyone fights! Grab your body armour because this ain't Reading Rainbow.
38 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
E112: Vanity Check
We are experts on vanity, which is pretty obvious considering we have our own podcast. Perhaps we're all a little vain so let's look in the mirror and self-assess. Join us as we critically examine ourselves and challenge you to do the same.
39 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
E111: Take a Tech Timeout
If you can read this, you're using tech. It's everywhere! Is that a good thing? Absolutely, when you're listening to us! Also, traffic cops with attitude, never give up the right of way, and finding fun facts about yourself.
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