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The Savvy Observer
35 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
Two Gentlemen of Patronius
The Savvy Observer went dark a while back but we're dropping one more short episode to tell anyone who may still have the feed active that we're working on a couple of new projects that we'd love to have you subscribe to: The Context - Kate's new podcast about dramaturgy, world-building, and meaning-making. She's already interviewed a burlesque performer and a tiki expert! California Accent - We both host this one! We'll talk about the history, landmarks, culture, and quirks that makes California both the butt of many jokes on the East Coast *and* the place everyone of the East Coast wants to move to. There's even more on the way! Thank you for listening to The Savvy Observer and we hope you give these new endeavors a listen.
53 minutes | Feb 17, 2015
Ikea Snow Day
Lordy, lordy, lordy! Look what we've got here! After an extended baby-having/raising hiatus, Kate and Andy return to the podcast arena and come to terms with the myriad ways in which the podcasting game has changed in their absence (lookin' at you, "Serial"). In this episode, we discuss what has happened in the last year & a half and whether peopel will really not buy a couch if the Ikea closes due ot inclement weather.
97 minutes | Jun 16, 2013
Back after an extended hiatus, Kate and Andy talk about what's been going on in the world of childbirth education courses (online edition), the truest difference between a hobo and a homeless person, why some people can't help themselves but to correct others on the internet, and the fatal flaws in three recent alcohol commecials, two of which are for honey-flavored whiskeys (one of which is scotch. I know, gross.).
93 minutes | Apr 9, 2013
Hobo Button with Alicia Brooks
The returning Alicia Brooks has a bone to pick with Andrew Johnson, making a case for placing him at the top of the bizzaro Mount Rushmore (I know Mount Rushmore is in landscape layout but the analogy stands.). We also discuss the proper methods for preventing hobo infestations in one's attic and the Washington Post's Senate Madness tournament.
91 minutes | Mar 17, 2013
You Have Died of Dysentery
We celebrate St. Paddy's day by learning the true story of corned beef and cabbage, discussing when it became "cool" to be of Irish descent (to the point where one would embrace every little thread of Irishness, no matter how thin) rather than a source of malignment, and prep our very own corned beef and by Andy drinking whiskey. We also talk about Kate's anxousness "tell" and give you all the fatus pal updates you could ever want (and then some).
80 minutes | Mar 10, 2013
Choking Hazard Explosion
We talk about the great whooping cough epidemic going on in Katie's parent's house, what factors will eventually drive your hosts apart . . . mostly the relative merits of Billy Joel (hint: there are none), and how Kate wore herself out at the Library of Congress and wasn't able to enjoy the reenactment of Mosby's Rangers raid on Fairfax Court House. #sadnerd
69 minutes | Mar 3, 2013
Avoid the Abdomen
We discuss doing our taxes the old fashioned way, the prospect of using technology to avoid dealing with supermarket cashiers, and the unresolved domsetic issues that seem to be hinted at in some of the most popular pregnancy and child-care books. Also, this podcast may be about pregnancy and parenting now. Hope that's okay.
58 minutes | Feb 24, 2013
The Committee to Re-Elect the Podcast
Kate talks about how she handles questions about her cane. Andy reveals his (not so secret) secret method for picking the Oscars. We both talk about which bodily fluids we are least excited about cleaning up after they come out of an infant.
78 minutes | Feb 17, 2013
Advanced Nerd with Alicia Brooks
We welcome Alicia Brooks (of our championship E-lympics team. Go Panama!) to the parlour to discuss Richard Nixon, the indignity of presidential paper doll books, our respective secret Ska radio show pasts, and the greatest political book of all time.
80 minutes | Jan 26, 2013
Baby's First Burlesque
The first trimester may have slowed us down but it hasn't stopped us. We discuss divining an unborn child's gender and the appropriateness of certain pieces of attire that we have already been gifted for our child of yet-to-be-determined gender. For those that don't love all the baby talk, we also break down the various innaugural activites that took place recently in our fair city. Vases, unicycles, and poet flop sweat are all on the agenda.
69 minutes | Dec 30, 2012
PODCASTER ANNOUNCEMENT! We'll not spoil it in the notes, though. You've got to listen.
79 minutes | Nov 25, 2012
Kate Langsdorf Hat Trick
The Gordie Howe hat trick* is when a hockey player scores a goal, has an assist, and gets into a fight all in one game. Three self-inflicted injuries during one podcast is a Kate Langsdorf hat trick. We talk about the demographics of the ancestry.com crowd, the planning of patter for physical therapists, and what the appropriate main dish for your various holidays. *I may have referred to it as a "Bobby Orr hat trick" during taping. That was wrong.
69 minutes | Nov 18, 2012
Tanned, Rested, and Ready
Being from Orange County, we sped a lot of time thinking and talking about Richard Nixon and havign worked at Disneyland. Such is the way of the world, dear listener. We also kick off a new regular segment where we (as seasoned professionals in the relationship game) offer advice to the lovelorn. Mark well our words, kids! Finally, we let even more out of David Petraeus than has been done in the national media all week.
73 minutes | Nov 10, 2012
Back for a 5th consecutive week! Our longest streak since time immemorial! Do you want to hear about the time Katie yelled at some trick-or-treaters? Or how our election day was? Then you should probably listen to this show, eh?
75 minutes | Nov 3, 2012
In Front of God and the Metro
Katie makes friends with a gregarious woman on the Metro. We stand in line for early voting. And who doesn't have stress dreams about menial jobs they left nearly ten years ago? Besides Andy. And almost everyone who didn't work Jungle Cruise at Disneyland back in the early day of the 21st century. Anyway . . . podcast.
79 minutes | Oct 28, 2012
Vats of Poison
Sandy storm! Frankencane! Rain and stuff! Some folks do sandbags and plywood their windows when a hurricane is coming through. We record a podcast before we lose power. It's that joie de vivre that makes this must-listen-to podcasting.
84 minutes | Oct 21, 2012
October xx, 2012
If you were a spy, would you blow your own cover to get a dollar off on admission to the Spy Museum? We say "yes." You should also spend some time thinking about your personal brand. Like, if it's Friday, maybe wear a Hawaiian shirt if you want to. Also, we reminisce about the crazy crap we learned in elementary school . . . Well, mostly Kate reminisces while Andy is amazed that any of this took place in a public school.
83 minutes | Oct 13, 2012
Chai After Dark
Finally, Katie and Andy are both in the wood paneled basement at the same time and ready to BS with you for an hour and a half. We discuss our recent trips out of town (some business, some pleasure), awkward gender-based segregation within organizations that also frown on homosexuality and (not coincidentally) church retreats, the most wonderful time of year (which is right now), and living in the post-pre-digital age. We missed you, too.
89 minutes | Sep 16, 2012
Mixing metaphors like a bull in a haystack, we discuss imaginary friends, say "heyo, maggots!," and press the flesh on the campaign trail. We also continue to toy with the idea of spinoff podcasts (spinoffcasts?), and get a little inside baseball on social media.
94 minutes | Sep 9, 2012
Dolphins, Unicorns, and Rainbows
Despite Kate's continued black lung, we return from sick leave for an episode almost entirely about how life has been kicking us in the collective nad proverbial dick. Repeatedly. We still squeeze in some talk about matching tattoos and when you want to shout at morons but can't due to social norms.
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