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Taxes and Tater Tots
45 minutes | Jan 28, 2018
Episode #32: Jobs
Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a podcast! Well, not really, but everyone has to start somewhere and in this episode we discuss some of our first jobs—the good, the bad, and the sometimes just downright unbelievable. By the end, things go a bit off the rails and we make jokes about Paul Rudd for about 15 minutes. So, you know, a standard work day. Highlights Include: Impromptu 'Mambo #5', Matt's Daughter is the Grinch of Pony Christmas, Floor Food is Good Food, King Midas' Golden Showers, Toys 'R Us Horror Stories, Court-Ordered Jobs, Way to Go Hawkman and much more!
41 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Episode #31: Monsters
We're not exactly sure what "going bump" is, but monsters seem to do it. Why do they only do it in the night? Who knows! But the only thing scarier than monsters is missing out on our new Halloween episode! Highlights Include: Cory's big announcement, wolffriends, is Matt's very tall brother a monster?, monster love, probing, we design the monster of the future and much more!
35 minutes | Oct 7, 2017
Episode #30: Back to School
We're back with a fall episode all about Back to School, and it's got everything you need for the school year (number #2 pencils, a 3 ring binder, college-ruled notebooks sold separately). Highlights Include: Potty Conditioning, Jeremy the Homeless Lion, the Pencil Top Eraser Debate, the Moral Compass, Don't Worry About the First Month and much much more!
34 minutes | Aug 19, 2017
Episode #29: Amusement Parks
Keep your arms and legs inside the episode, becasue today we're continuing our Summer Fun mini-series by talking about amusement parks. Highlights Include: Mr. Toppum Hat Causes Subway Delays, Buttpads, Jeremy in the Hall of Mirrors, Kiddy Coasters, Rides vs. Ambiance, Do It For Photo, Tinder for Rides, The Inevitable Discussion of Objectum Sexuality and much much more!
36 minutes | Jul 4, 2017
Episode #28: Beaches
It's summer and that means people are going to want to go to the beach. Why? Who knows. It's a sandy mess, but in this episode we share what used to make the beach special, how we deal with it now, and share ideas to make the beach fun again. Highlights Include: Cory's Recycling; Jeremy Gets a Blade at His Throat; Wearing Your Child for Popularity; Life's a Beach; 1950's Bullies; Digging Holes, Mandalas and Other Dumb Arts; Seamonsters and Seasharks and much more!
34 minutes | Jun 8, 2017
Episode #27: Phones
Collect call from hilarious banter, will you accept the charges? In this episode we're talking about telephones. from our rotary horror stories to the apps we've decided the future demands. Highlights Include: Filling the Iron Man Hole, the Circle Nightmare Machine, Inverse Child Tracking, Texting & Driving Is Cool, John Krasinski Lies About Blackberry, Depthphone and much more!
38 minutes | May 6, 2017
Episode #26: Sleepovers and Slumber Parties
Grab the soda, the scary movies and the bowl of warm water for after we fall asleep because we're talking about sleepovers and slumber parties! From the sleepovers of uncomfortable children to the overnight sessions of gross teens to the drunken markerfests of uncomfortable, gross college students we touch on all the sleep-based festivities there are. We're also pleased to announce that from now on we're letting YOU vote on the musical style Matt sings the This Week In Adulthood theme in. Reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter and vote for what you want to hear! Highlights Include: Jeremy Jumps at Thunder, Play Place Grease Applicators, Matt Cycles Through Cousins, Cory: Sleepover Fight Broker, Matt "Crackerhands" Adams, MST3K is a Sleepover Classic, The Queen of Walking, Marker Artistry, Hanglider Sleepovers and much much more!
46 minutes | Apr 17, 2017
Episode #25: Soda w/ Joel Torres
Shake up your phone and spray this new episode into your earholes because we're talking about soda. It's sweet, it's sticky, and being the disgusting manchildren we are it's our only source of hydration. Joining is this week is Joel Torres of the podcast Please Don't Send Me into Outer Space. Highlights Include: A Mouthful of Hockey Crunch, Cave Man Soda, Root Beer is Sinful and Tastes Different After You Kill a Man, the Problem With Fruit Flavors, Suicide (the Drink, Not the Action), Soda for Cats, Japan: Innovating the Weirdest Things, A Mouthful of Ants and much more!
34 minutes | Mar 20, 2017
Episode #24: Irrational Fears
Shh! Quiet down or you'll attract the Podcast Goblin! You've heard of the Podcast Goblin, right? No? Well it makes about as much sense as the other stuff we've been afraid of. In this episode, we discuss all the crazy things we were irrationally afraid of as children, what we're still shamefully afraid of, and we explore the brave new world of silly things to be afraid of in the future. Highlights Include: Sweet Sashes, Backyard Land Sharks, Why Did Everyone Assume Kids Wanted to See The Crypt Keeper?, Escalators: Nature's Killing Machines, Muppet Baby Nightmare Nanny, Chokeshack, Matt Joins the KKK and much more! Show Notes:
35 minutes | Feb 27, 2017
Episode #23: Making Music
Get ready to tickle the ivories, release your spit valves, and do all the other gross-sounding things that are apparently related to instruments because we are talking about making music. Highlights Include: Matt: Heartless Dog Murderer, Getting Serious About Medieval Times, We Bleep All of Matt's Foul Scat, Make Choir Great Again, An Important PSA About Not Playing Your Acoustic Guitar at Parties, Mambo #5 To-Do List and much more!
45 minutes | Feb 20, 2017
Episode #22: Arcades
Ready your sackful of quarters (no, not for hurling at us) because we're going to the local arcade. The arcades of childhood, the games we love/hate, the best butt spanking games out of Japan and more can be yours for only 30,000 tickets! Highlights Include: Erotic Poetry Jam, OK Potato, World Famous Arcade Cuisine, Practical Uses of Skeeball, The Last Buttwhisperer and much more!
27 minutes | Jan 24, 2017
Minisode #3: Winter
The weather outside is frightful, so we made this episode extra delightful. Curl up by a roaring fire and listen to this hearty minisode as you slowly succomb to carbon monoxide poisoning (you forgot to open the flue, you fool!) Highlights Include: Losing Your Right to Be Irresponsible in a Game of Pool, What Happens to Bugs In Winter?, Sledding: For Suckers, Bad Porridge Business, The American Hero Who Invented Snow Angels and much more!
41 minutes | Dec 25, 2016
Episode #21: Christmas Specials
Oh hi, we didn't see you there. We were just getting ready to have some special guests over for the Holidays. Also, Santa's gone missing? In this episode, we talk about all the great, awful, and awfully great Christmas specials we've seen. Highlights Include: Do Cats Know It's Christmas?, Jeremy's Pajama Jam, Down Home Musical Christmas Specials, Is John Denver Jesus?, Speed Buggy: Nature's Perfect Santa, We Create the World's Greatest Christmas Special and much much more!
46 minutes | Dec 5, 2016
Episode #20: Robots w/ Glen Tickle
Running C:newepisode.bat. Systems online. We're back with a brand new episode all about ROBOTS. We are joined by a special guest, comedian and comedy robot programmer Glen Tickle, to discuss the finer points of parenting both children and robots, the dumb robots from our childhoods and what parts of us we want chopped off and replaced with shiny robo-bits. You can check out Glen's new album Yes, Please on Bandcamp. Highlights Include: We're All the Worst at Raking Leaves, Jeremy Has a Board Game and No Friends, Robots: The Most Oppressed Group in Cinema History?, A Long Discussion of Zordon from The Power Rangers, A Quiz on Bad Robot Names, Cory Tries to Defend the Robot Maid From Rocky IV and much more!
38 minutes | Nov 10, 2016
Episode #19: Sleep
♫ Lullabye and goodnight / here's a new epi-sode / close your eyes, drift to sleep / 'less you listen and drive ♫ This episode is all about sleep, and it gets...kinda creepy. Man-sized doll creepy. Highlights Include: Jeremy Needs to Dream Bigger, Big Manly Hands, Sleeping With a Chucky Doll, Girlfriend Hibernation, The Critic and much more!
52 minutes | Oct 21, 2016
Episode #18: Action Figures w/ Asterios Kokkinos
This week's episode comes complete with real kung-fu grip! Podcast and Something Awful favorite Asterios Kokkinos dropped by to discuss action figures and wound up discussing just about everything you could imagine in our most wonderfully tangent-filled episode yet! Make sure you check out his new book, Toys "4" Cheap: The Magic of Toys Will Shut Up Your Child on Amazon. Highlights Include: Steamed Hams, Destroying Action Figures, The Second Coming of the Barber Messiah, Teenage Mutant Ninja Farmers, The X-Men/Ghostbusters Team Up You've Always Dreamed Of, An Incredibly In-Depth Look into the Terminator-Winslowverse, Solving the Homeless Problem with Teddy Ruxpin and much (much!) more.
17 minutes | Oct 8, 2016
Minisode #2: Beer and Circuses
While we never did manage to get Matt back from the kidnappers who kept him from recording, we did record a minisode in which we talk birthday presents, Billy Beer, and we fix circuses once and for all. Highlights Include: The Burden of Having Nice Things, Billy Beer Tours, Queen of the Beer Circus, Hologram Patrick Duffy Bloodsports and more!
52 minutes | Sep 11, 2016
Episode #17: Babysitting w/ Shannon Campe
We've got all the important contact numbers on the fridge, we've left money for you to order a pizza, and we've invited Shannon Campe of the Stage of Fools podcast to keep an eye on you while we have one night to ourselves. Don't be difficult, we deserve to be able to go out like people every once in a while! Highlights Include: Matt's murder garage, Cory invents baby battling, the different between babysitting and nannying, a quiz on the CRAZIEST Babysitter Club book plots and much more!
40 minutes | Aug 15, 2016
Episode #16: Saturday Morning Cartoons
Get your bowl of sugary cereal and turn your brain off because we're talking about Saturday Morning Cartoons: the good, the bad, and the bizarre. We also have a very special announcement: Taxes and Tater Tots has joined the Ear Trump Audio podcast network! Highlights Include: [Ear] Trump[et], Crank Driving, How to Tell Hemsworths Apart, Ecto-Cooler, Jeremy's Secret Histeria! Stash, We Play 'Which Of These Was a Real Cartoon?" and much more!
47 minutes | Aug 6, 2016
Episode #15: Board Games w/ Stephanie Stone-Robb
Do not pass 'go', do not collect $200 until you listen to this new episode with special guest, Stephanie Stone-Robb from the podcasts The Songs That Saved Your Life and Lifemark. Highlights Include: Rubber Duck Skills, Matt's Gettin' a House, an Incredibly Philosophical Look at Party Games, What Makes a Good Drinking Board Game, Kickstarter and more!
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