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20 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
Day with your Daddy
Season 4, Episode 14 – “Day with your Daddy.” In this episode, Emin (@mrhajiyev) sounds hungover, but Shaikh has been hanging on to his balance by a thread. Shaikh has invested Sunday in watching Paternity Court, while Emin is invested in images of Instanbul. They converse on books and make the most of the day by doing nothing at all which is too much for Shaikh because it’s no human day.
21 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
So-far or Sofa
Season 4, Episode 13. "So-far or Sofa" In this episode, Emin's (@mrhajiyev) travel plans were canceled so he took a note from Shaikh's favorite pastime - sofa and Netflix. While they spent the weekend vertically challenged, the conversation had no direction whatsoever. Emin starts drinking and continues like a frat boy while Shaikh slightly sips to end the night like he's five again.
18 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Boosters & Banter
Season 4, Episode 12: "Boosters & Banter." In this episode, Shaikh and Emin (@mrhajiyev) are back to the weekly podcast regimen. While the conversation starts on a painful note, Emin finds angst in listening to Shaikh refer to himself in the third person. Shaikh relives the after-effects of Moderna and the healing power of Madea. Emin continues with watching relevant and quality content on Netflix.
22 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
2022:even better U
Season 4, Episode 11 - "2022:even better U." In this Episode, Shaikh and Emin (@mrhajiyev) catch up for the first time this new year. While Emin is joining the mile-high club, Shaikh had been grounded after running too many miles in a BDSM style fat-burning craze. They both discuss the art of wearing a mask to cover your mouth and a Joe Rogan, who most believe should shut his mouth. Stay tuned for a somewhat regular routine of episodes.
24 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Tis the Season
Season 4, Episode 10: "Tis the Season." In this episode, Shaikh is finding any excuse included Xmas to lose part of this liver while vacationing in Chiangmai. Emin (@mrhajiyev) is on a more sober note planning to finally start his holiday. It leads to a discussion about tradition and not-so-tasteful drinking.
22 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
Drinking at a Distance
Season 4, Episode 09: “Drinking at a Distance” In this episode, Shaikh ventures out into Khao San, breaking COVID-19 rules like he's in Florida. Emin's (@mrhajiyev) commemorates his birthday with a lot less drinking than Shaikh. They discuss drunk memories and making the most of your adopted home.
22 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
Bringing Sex-Pat Back
Season 4, Episode 08: "Bringing Sex-Pat Back." In this episode, Shaikh recalls his experience at one of Emin's (@mrhajiyev) favorite bars and how your glass is the only thing that needs to be full in bars these days. They move on to building parks and bridging relationships as Emin reminisces about three weeks of living with his mom.
22 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
Under the Laser
Season 4, Episode 07: "Under the Laser." In this episode, Emin (@mrhajiyev) and Shaikh meet up after two weeks. While Shaikh went for optional skin beautification, Emin's kind of necessary surgery was postponed. Health might not be consistent, but moms definitely are. With Emin's mom over for three weeks, they discuss how it's impossible and not possible living without these saintly 'you will always be a child' guardians.
29 minutes | Nov 7, 2021
Flying vs Frayed
Season 4, Episode 6: "Flying vs. Frayed." In this episode, Emin (@mrhajiyev) is reenergized from spending quality time with friends and family. While Shaikh is also attempting to be more social, the new park that is constructed on his road is leaving him sleep-deprived. Emin feels like he's going to lose sleep soon as his mom visits for three weeks for his post-surgery recovery, and Shaikh is spending the next three months thinking of ways to have a sound night's sleep.
22 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Pole In One
Season 4, Episode 05: "Pole In One" In this episode, Shaikh is motivated to work out after investing in specific apparel that costs way too much. He takes a pole-dancing tutorial because shaming is the foundation for motivation is in his warped mind. While Shaikh is in class, Emin (@mrhajiyev) has been on his ass, vacationing in Georgia. He talks about the scenic views, dining and wine-ing with a vino that's mostly likely aged as long as he has. The talk continues with places they want to visit and how Shaikh is investing in becoming more active which is easy as he has set the bar below the drain in the showers of the paid gyms he'll never enter.
23 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Dine Away from Me
Season 4. Episode 4: "Dine Away From Me." Shaikh decided to try a go out to dinner with more guests and realized the Rona still affects his ability to breathe easily at these events. Emin (@mrhajiyev) is still painting the town red and made a valiant effort to get Shaikh to joke around about it. The absolute joke happened to be Shaikh's impromptu social media stories, which resulted from alcohol bringing out his inner ratchet. Although these videos have disappeared from Shaikh's post, Emin managed to bring out his inner creep and record them while they still lasted.
27 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Can Put My Finger On It
Season 4, Episode 03-"Can Put My Finger On It" In this episode, Shaikh believes in educating viewers. He teaches them about 'mangiamaccheroni' - a practice of eating pasta with your hands. Shaikh expresses his passion for eating anything from some creamy mash to pasta. Emin (@mrhajiyev) is also extending his limbs to the nearby gym, walking around his neighborhood in what can only be explained as Richard Simmon's circa 1980's exercise wear. Now that Shaikh is vaccinated, he has become more open to cautious socializing and breaking out of his COVID-19 hermit crab state. Emin is also making social rounds in his new home and meeting with old friends during the Simmon's exercise craze era.
23 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Franklin and Moving Forward
Season 4. Episode 2: "Franklin and Moving Forward." In this episode, for the next stage of his life journey, Emin (@mrhajiyev) has landed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. While he's making a move, Shaikh's fridge is here to stay! Excited that Franklin the fridge is still in life, Shaikh inquires about Emin's new house and whether or not the furniture has been given a name. It leads Emin to talk about how he loves city life because the food tastes like home cooking for him, which prompts endless stomach conversations. Shaikh points out that Emin never really liked Thai food, which is obvious because he hasn't experienced scrumptious street food in the land of smiles. Emin has been enjoying going to restaurants while Shaikh continues to living the lockdown life.
25 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Ashfaque starts the new season on a somber yet endearing note as he may have to bid farewell to his lockdown BFF, his fridge. While Emin is selfish enough to think this is about him, he soon realizes that distance is not the same as a farewell. They start discussing how Emin is catching up with old friends and living out a late youth. At the same time, Ashfaque goes into full grandpa mode and realizes he needs to snap out of this isolation mode. Ashfaque has INVESTED his mental stability in watching Thai dramas and request Emin to be dramatic at the DMV. Tune in next week to see how the institute has responded to Emin's claims!
20 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
The Next Step
Season 3, Episode 21: "The Next Step" In this episode, Emin (@mrhajiyev) and Shaikh conclude season three on a bitter-sweet note as Emin is about to post this episode before his next adventure. They speak about their time in Thailand and what makes things a home. While Emin is bound for the sky, Shaikh feels bound for doom because he can't buy any more containers. They reminisce about starting the podcast and how it has grown and will continue to grow as it takes on an international twist. Stay tuned to see where Emin lands from inside his shipping container and if Shaikh is able to buy some more for god knows what!
20 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
You Can Contain'er
Season 3, Episode 21: "You Can Contain'er." In this episode, Shaikh and Emin (@mrhajiyev) have gone on 'spiritual journies' to find themselves. While Shaikh's expedition, took him to Muji sale and container organizations all over his house, Emin did some actual traveling around Thailand. Emin reflects on the weight of the bucket list when you're venturing to the next step of your life. It inspired Shaikh to compartmentalize life much like he's done with his fridge, kitchen, pantry, and bathroom. With Bangkok's experience of cool and cloudy days, they conclude with some cocoa from Tim Horton's and whatever leftover whip cream the confectionary had left.
21 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Gabbing like the Gilmores
Season 3, Episode 20: In this episode, Shaikh has taken note from Emin (@mrhajiyev) and cited the wise words of Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi in their book 'The Courage to be Disliked.' While Shaikh is feeling as zen as the infinity pool upstairs, Emin goes on a conspiracy theory that leads Shaikh to understand why these episodes are being recorded in his crib. Emin and Shaikh have a war of words as they look at both sides of being an 'expat' in Thailand. While Emin isn't so sold on smiles, Shaikh believes that perspective is as broad as the chapters that have newly enlightened him.
20 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Not Going Bananas
Season 3, Episode 18: In this episode, Shaikh is having a grand old time in apartment lockdown solitude until Emin (@mrhajiyev) mentioned a dessert that includes bananas. This prompts Shaikh to go on a rant about the beloved fruit because he’d rather slip on a peel and fall on his ass. Emin recalls missing the gym where he can lecture people about running while Shaikh’s new workout is walking on the roof and eventually sitting in a concert to read.
21 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
I Won't Be There for You
Season 3, Episode 18: Emin (@mrhajiyev) starts the episode on a real creep-like note, recording without telling Shaikh that he's started. During this, Shaikh goes on a rant about making fun of matters and how anything can be made funny based on the intention of its delivery. Emin decides he wants to go back in time to when we went to high school on a horse-drawn carriage and how he still stays connected with his friends. Shaikh believes that the longevity of a relationship happens should be as organic as the avo on his millennial toast. They finally relate to having different phases of their lives in different parts of the world and how that's shaped them.
21 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Ode to my Abode
Season 3, Episode 17: In this episode, Emin (@mrhajiyev) records for a second time at Shaikh's new digs because of an ironic dystopian series of events, Shaikh is the one with the hangover. They discuss Shaikh's housewarming party and how the warmest feeling is having an apartment to yourself. While Shaikh's ready for a no-human Sunday after braving it to an open market before the show, Emin trekking island tracks outside the city to close off the weekend. Stay tuned for new episodes and collabs with Josh De La Rosa from Scale Of It All.
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