Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong

Turning This Car Around

America's number one best and favorite podcast ab…
Turning This Car Around

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America's number one best and favorite podcast about fatherhood hosted by Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong.

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Comedy

Episodes

500 Grand

Apr 12, 2019 00:27:48

Description:

Lori Loughlin maybe shouldn't be signing autographs at her hearings.


Rolling Stone on Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the college admission scandal.


BREAKING NEWS: there's a new trailer for Avengers: Endgame.


Stanford's marching band is wacky.


Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE continues the story of three geometric friends who like to play sneaky tricks on one another. CIRCLE is available wherever books are sold. Go to candlewick.com for 25% off your order.


Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

260: Circumnavigation

Apr 6, 2019 00:42:02

Description:

The Atlantic has a piece that explains the crazy behind the college tuition scandal.


Jon likes Forza Horizon 4.


Lex likes Super Mario Party for the Switch.


MoviePass is back, believe it or not.


The Mormon Church has made some much needed changes.


The Mountain Meadows Massacre was an atrocity committed by members of the Church in the 1800s.


Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE continues the story of three geometric friends who like to play sneaky tricks on one another. CIRCLE is available wherever books are sold. Go to candlewick.com for 25% off your order.


Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

259: Dumbo's Mom

Mar 31, 2019 00:46:03

Description:

When Sigourney Weaver praises your high school production of *Alien*, it was probably pretty good.

No, Marissa Tomei was not erroneously given an Academy Award.

We talk about first kisses and Stranger Things.

Catastrophe is a good show, if not for the kids.

Apple News+, on the other hand, might be good for kids.

Can Dumbo's good cast save it?

Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE continues the story of three geometric friends who like to play sneaky tricks on one another. CIRCLE is available wherever books are sold. Go to candlewick.com for 25% off your order.

And our thanks to Amaze jr., providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCAR.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

258: Doomsday Canning

Mar 23, 2019 00:47:23

Description:

Jon is reminded of the movie When Marnie Was There.

Apple has a new iPad mini.

Hank would like a Casio keyboard.

Jon says the iRig devices are cool.

Our thanks to Sweeping Up The Heart, the perfect book for readers aged eight to twelve. From New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of more than fifty kids’ books Kevin Henkes, Sweeping Up The Heart is the story of Amelia and the new friend she meets on spring break... who says she can see her dead mother. Kirkus Reviews calls it “spare, luminous, lovely.” You can get it wherever books are sold. Visit HarperCollins.com for more information.

And our thanks to Amaze jr., providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCAR.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

257: Crime Pays

Mar 16, 2019 00:52:36

Description:

This week we talk about the college admissions scandal.

We get a little confused about pizza CEOs. Turns out the Little Caesar's guy was not a racist, anyway.

At least this college admissions scandal has spawned some humorous tweets.

Lex leaves early and, no surprise, Jon and Moltz talk about the latest Avengers: Endgame trailer.

Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE continues the story of three geometric friends who like to play sneaky tricks on one another. CIRCLE is available wherever books are sold. Go to candlewick.com for 25% off your order.

And our thanks to Amaze jr., providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCAR.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

256: Marvelous

Mar 7, 2019 00:35:16

Description:

Lex is off this week but Jon and Moltz talk about what happens when kids Google their names.

The first link on Amazon for Moltz is for Moltz's brother's book. The Spanish language version of his Minecraft book is 12th.

Heather Armstrong had two articles on Slate about blogging about their kids.

Needless to say, both of these nerds are excited about Captain Marvel.

Disney is doing some cool animatronics in their new Star Wars - Galaxy's Edge world.

Hank is a fan of seasons 3 and 4 of Legends of Tomorrow when it actually gets good.

Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE continues the story of three geometric friends who like to play sneaky tricks on one another. CIRCLE is available wherever books are sold. Go to candlewick.com for 25% off your order.

And our thanks to Amaze jr., providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCAR.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

255: Stinging Pee

Feb 28, 2019 00:28:11

Description:

Jon is a long-time fan of lapidary.

Peeing on a jellyfish sting isn't the way to go.

Our thanks to Amaze jr., providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCAR.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

254: Saving My Life With My Butt

Feb 22, 2019 00:41:06

Description:

The story of Jody Roberts who disappeared from Tacoma in 1985 and turned up 12 years later in Alaska.

Lex is watching (and reading) The Martian with his daughter and also watching Cast Away.

Our thanks to Amaze jr., providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCAR.

And our thanks to Care/of, the monthly subscription vitamin service. Get your personal, scientifically-backed vitamin and supplement recommendations in only 5 minutes at TakeCareOf.com. For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code TTCA50!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

253: TMI Inside Baseball

Feb 16, 2019 00:39:23

Description:

Lex has a personal story to tell about the podcast Over My Dead Body.

Some smart teens are getting vaccinated against their parents' wishes.

Some others are striking to protest inaction on climate change.

Other kids are writing obituaries for the Parkland victims to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the tragedy.

Our thanks to Postmates, your personal food delivery, grocery delivery, whatever-you-can-think-of delivery service. Get the Postmates app on iOS or Android and use the code TURNING100 for one hundred dollars of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

252: Snow Days

Feb 10, 2019 00:51:32

Description:

Valentine's Day cards The Office.

If you haven't seen Patton Oswalt's filibuster from Parks & Recreation, you should.

Brandon Bird also has some very nice Valentine's Day cards.

Moltz's son has this great pasta-making set of attachments for the KitchenAid.

Everyone's buzzing about air fryers these days although Lex has never used his.

Tacoma Monkey Shines is an annual event.

Dale Chihuly's float boats are pretty cool.

Lex has to leave early which gives Jon and Moltz time to talk about the Super Bowl spots for Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

251: The Marble Cinematic Universe

Jan 26, 2019 00:47:16

Description:

The First Citywide Change Bank SNL skit is a classic.

Moltz reminisces about Old MacDonald's Farm which was around from 1955 to 1979.

Would you take your kids to Bonefish Grill?

Moltz would not let his son play with his original Fisher Price farm.

Jon had the Fisher Price TV.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

250: Cookies

Jan 21, 2019 00:31:51

Description:

You, yes YOU!!!, can buy Girl Scout cookies from Lex's daughters just by clicking here!

Not a sponsor, but we approve of Gillette's The Best Men Can Be ad.

Your homework, should you choose to accept it, is to watch Eighth Grade.

Black Mirror's Bandersnatch episode is also a thing you can watch. Lex recommends Hang the DJ and Armstrong recommends San Junipero.

Moltz has been watching Legends of Tomorrow with Hank since it's good now.

Moltz also likes Detectorists.

Jon likes Forza Horizon 4.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

249: Pets eat the strangest things

Jan 13, 2019 00:52:24

Description:

Moltz likes and uses Paprika for keeping recipes.

Jon used to have African cichlids which are a fish not a disease.

It seems that ferrets are still illegal in New York City.

The animation in Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is great.

Boyhood, which is an amazing movie, was directed by Richard Linklater.

There's a trailer for season 2 of The Punisher.

Our thanks to Postmates, your personal food delivery, grocery delivery, whatever-you-can-think-of delivery service. Get the Postmates app on iOS or Android and use the code TURNING100 for one hundred dollars of free delivery credit for your first SEVEN days!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

248: Death Grip on the Dead Sea

Jan 5, 2019 00:30:37

Description:

Doc Martens envy is real.

Jon and Lex recommend Three Identical Strangers.

Sandra Bullock is a bad person to take a trip with, as evidenced yet again in Bird Box.

Jon discusses Molly's Game.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

247: A Christmas Chat

Dec 28, 2018 00:51:18

Description:

Jon did take his kids to Gulliver's Gate.

Conan O'Brien plays Mortal Combat X on Clueless Gamer.

The Polsen HPC-A30s are good podcasting headphones on a budget.

Jon's daughter got a Nikon D3500.

This tiny Space Invaders game is actually pretty cool.

Our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

246: Holiday Endgame

Dec 22, 2018 01:08:29

Description:

Good shrubs by a good guy over at Bonafide Potents.

Also check out The Phluid Project.

If you're in the Seattle area, Lawless Forge is a great group activity. Moltz knows from experience.

Moltz and Lex (even though he's not on this episode) recommends the show Travelers.

Jon recommends Barry.

Jon and Moltz also discuss the Avengers: Endgame trailer as is their wont.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

245: Moltz's Connecticut Christmas

Dec 15, 2018 00:42:55

Description:

Jon bought his daughter an alpaca head hat.

Mary Poppins is back, god help us all.

Dick Van Dyke is still alive and in the movie.

Angela Lansbury is also in the movie and was also in Gaslight.

Lin Manuel Miranda was on drunk history.

The Ren and Stimpy show's I Was A Teenage Stimpy.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

Our thanks as well to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel. The Carry-On is able to charge anything that’s powered by a USB cord – a single charge will power your iPhone five times. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/ttca and use promo code TTCA during checkout!

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

244: ShrineFinder Rehearsal

Dec 9, 2018 00:47:28

Description:

Jon talks about watching Jaws with the kids.

Back when Hank took a spill in his "I love Dad" t-shirt.

Jon recommends Moltz make Harissa tri-tip for Christmas dinner.

Jon got a new TV.

Tom Cruise tells you to turn off motion smoothing.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

243: No Video Games for Old Men

Dec 2, 2018 00:51:14

Description:

Jon and Moltz both like TVs from TCL.

Jon recommends A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix.

He also recommends Little Big Planet on the Playstation.

John Siracusa is not on this podcast but if he were he might recommend Journey for the Playstation 4.

If you like racing, maybe try Trials Fusion.

Jon is also a fan of Need For Speed: Payback.

Moltz's family plays Cooking Mama but Moltz doesn't.

Jon is thinking of taking his kids to Gulliver's Gate.

To prepare kids for the work world, have them play Euro Truck Driver.

Or Farming Simulator 19.

Moltz wishes someone would make a new version of Myth.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

Your smile says a lot about you. Your ADA dentist is your best ally in keeping your smile healthy. The American Dental Association’s Find-a-Dentist tool helps you find a dentist in your area who fits your needs and has the expertise your smile deserves. Go to ADA.org/ttca today to find the right dentist for you.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

242: Thanksgivingish

Nov 23, 2018 00:38:01

Description:

Lex mentions This American Life episode 661: "But That's What Happened".

Armstrong brings up a campaign by LDS members former LDS members to stop Bishops from asking kids about their sexual activities.

If somebody you know and/or love is getting a Nintendo Switch, Armstrong recommends buying a second set of controllers.

Your smile says a lot about you. Your ADA dentist is your best ally in keeping your smile healthy. The American Dental Association’s Find-a-Dentist tool helps you find a dentist in your area who fits your needs and has the expertise your smile deserves. Go to ADA.org/ttca today to find the right dentist for you.

Our thanks also to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and elder care. Go to Care.com/TTCA and you'll get 30 percent off a premium membership.

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

241: One Percent Kids

Nov 17, 2018 00:45:27

Description:

Jon likes GRID Autosport for iOS.

He also likes GRID 2 on the Mac.

Facebook hired a firm to do opposition research on its critics.

Screen Time is a nice addition to iOS, but it needs some work.

Your smile says a lot about you. Your ADA dentist is your best ally in keeping your smile healthy. The American Dental Association’s Find-a-Dentist tool helps you find a dentist in your area who fits your needs and has the expertise your smile deserves. Go to ADA.org/ttca today to find the right dentist for you.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

240: Eye Possession

Nov 9, 2018 00:46:21

Description:

Jon and Moltz both enjoyed Ant-Man and the Wasp.

They're also looking forward to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.

They're pretty high on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Your smile says a lot about you. Your ADA dentist is your best ally in keeping your smile healthy. The American Dental Association’s Find-a-Dentist tool helps you find a dentist in your area who fits your needs and has the expertise your smile deserves. Go to ADA.org/ttca today to find the right dentist for you.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

239: Unpack My Away Luggage

Nov 3, 2018 00:43:57

Description:

Jon ran into this guy while Trick-or-Treating.

Enjoy some fake products.

Check out Lex's kids' costumes.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

Our thanks as well to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel. The Carry-On is able to charge anything that’s powered by a USB cord – a single charge will power your iPhone five times. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/ttca and use promo code TTCA during checkout!

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

238: Halloween?

Oct 26, 2018 00:46:17

Description:

Jon and his daughters had a great time in Zion National Park.

Jon says Tootsie holds up. Moltz and Lex are skeptical.

We take a look at the movies of Mel Brooks.

Here are some great Halloween costumes.

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

237: Do Not Touch The Driver

Oct 20, 2018 00:37:56

Description:

Lex and Moltz reminisce about forgetting passwords for devices: https://www.instagram.com/p/Yl0lN/?taken-by=moltz If you need more control over a kid's device, you can always use Apple's Configurator tool: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-configurator-2/id1037126344?mt=12 Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time. And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus. Follow us: @ttcashow on Twitter. Or Google us. Jiminy.

236: Potato Magic

Oct 12, 2018 00:47:48

Description:

Should every dad have a volt/ohm meter?

How about a contour gauge duplicator?

If you need old house stuff and are in L.A., go to Liz's Antique Hardware.

Van Dyke's Restorers is also good.

Jon is going to try to use a potato to cure car sickness. Moltz wishes him good luck.

Our thanks to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel. The Carry-On is able to charge anything that’s powered by a USB cord – a single charge will power your iPhone five times. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/ttca and use promo code TTCA during checkout!

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

235: A Lot of DIY

Oct 5, 2018 00:52:55

Description:

Conan O'Brien is doing a podcast on Earwolf.

Jon lives in a co-op.

Ouef is a children's furniture place in Brooklyn.

Jon is a fan of using sash brushes.

This isn't the Aquaman trailer we were talking about but it's longer and it's still bad.

So is the trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse.

We think the Captain Marvel trailer is great.

Moltz's pick this week is Holedown.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

Our thanks also to RXBAR, making snack bars from real, whole ingredients. RXBAR has plenty of flavors for adults, but they also have a Kid Line with the same whole food ingredients as RXBAR, just smaller, softer, and more kid-friendly! For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/ttca and enter promo code TTCA at checkout.

And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness and teach us how to combat them. To learn more about the financial challenges facing America, visit prudential.com/stateofus.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

234: Struwwelpeter

Sep 28, 2018 00:36:49

Description:

We recorded this episode on the day Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford gave her testimony to the Senate committee.

The terrible story of the woman who disappeared from a Disney cruise ship.

Children's books in 19th century Germany were terrifying.

Richard Scarry's books are fun if you like cannibalistic animals.

Our thanks to Care/of, a monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door. Just take Care/of’s fun, online quiz, and find out in 5 minutes what vitamins and supplements you specifically need. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter TTCA.

Our thanks also to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and elder care. Go to Care.com/TTCA and you'll get 30 percent off a premium membership.

Our thanks as well to Backblaze, offering unlimited, cloud backup for Macs and PCs for just $5 a month. Back up all your data and access it from anywhere in the world. Receive a fully featured 15-day free trial at Backblaze.com/ttca.

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233: Neck Dongle

Sep 21, 2018 00:37:31

Description:

No show links this week. We still love you.

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232: C Pickle

Sep 14, 2018 00:41:29

Description:

Apple announced some new phones this week.

Moltz recalls Sleepwalking Through History which is about the Reagan years.

Jon brings up Bob Woodward's new book about Trump, Fear.

Lex recommends Bankaroo for kids allowances.

Our thanks to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel. The Carry-On is able to charge anything that’s powered by a USB cord – a single charge will power your iPhone five times. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/ttca and use promo code TTCA during checkout!

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231: Cross-Knobbling

Sep 8, 2018 00:36:02

Description:

Lex got to meet Jonathan Van Ness.

Jonathan lost 70 lbs and is now completely shredded.

The law clerk of Trump's Supreme Court pick flashed a white power sign at his confirmation hearing.

Kavanaugh also declined to shake the hand of the parent of a Parkland shooting victim.

I was gonna link to the picture of Robert Plant shirtless that Jon sent us but just Google it yourself.

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230: Rent the Rendway

Aug 31, 2018 00:39:01

Description:

Jon has finally seen Book of Mormon.

Jon recalls 30 Rock's Werewolf Bar Mitzvah bit.

Jon also saw Be More Chill which is huge with the kids these days.

Also popular with the kids is Dear Evan Hansen.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

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229: Love Children of Rock

Aug 23, 2018 00:41:07

Description:

We discuss the movie Three Identical Strangers.

Moltz recommends the audiobook of Year of Wonders.

Lex recommends Lily and the Octopus.

Liam rocks it.

Is there a School of Rock near you.?

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228: Maaaaaaanscaping

Aug 17, 2018 00:36:25

Description:

Lex saw Ben Folds. And, well, Cake. Visual proof.

Jon has some concert experience as well.

Jon suggests Life, Animated if you want a good cry.

Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time.

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227: Testacular

Aug 11, 2018 00:39:10

Description:

So, you're having a vasectomy?

Do vasectomies increase the risk of alzheimer's? Probably not.

Jon is playing Need For Speed Payback.

Hank enjoys videos from The King of Random.

Jon's not necessarily a fan of YouTube videos that show Sims trying to get pregnant by every dude in town.

Also, we're including the video of the Gummi rat dissection for completeness only. You probably don't want to watch it.

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226: Command Key

Aug 3, 2018 00:37:24

Description:

Lex is trying to kill MoviePass and it seems to be working.

It's too late to see the Spider-Man musical.

The movie Eighth Grade should probably only be viewed by those at least in eighth grade or up since it's rated R.

Jon recommends the iArk.

Moltz correctly remembers the movie Lake Placid.

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225: Monster Buffet

Jul 27, 2018 00:51:22

Description:

What the heck is going on with Henry Cavill's beard?

Jon discusses the book Checkpoint.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse looks great.

Here's how to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order.

We also devote some time to the MacBook Pro thermal problem which appears to have been fixed now.

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224: Things You Can Throttle

Jul 21, 2018 00:46:13

Description:

Moltz like Toji-kan sake.

Please stop calling gadgets "sexy".

Liam is going to miss his sisters.

Jon recommends Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer videos.

Or you could watch some classic Saturday Night Live Jeopardy skits.

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223: Products for Winners

Jul 15, 2018 00:43:11

Description:

Jon still recommends Rocket League for playing with the kids.

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222: My people are big into money

Jul 8, 2018 00:40:03

Description:

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221: Passive Aggressive Revenge Strategies

Jun 29, 2018 00:34:49

Description:

Renting a Jaguar F-Type seems like it would be pretty cool.

NBC News looks at an adventure playground in New York full of hammers and saws.

Here's the official site for it.

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220: Always Play as Thanos

Jun 24, 2018 00:37:18

Description:

Jon and Moltz discuss Solo before they are joined by one Lex Friedman.

Moltz is excited about Mario Tennis Aces.

Neven Mrgan makes some great signs at the request of his son.

The definition of "bershon".

Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom doesn't look all that great so Jon and Moltz have their sights set on Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Jon recommends Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.

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219: Our Kids Are Already Ruined

Jun 16, 2018 00:38:41

Description:

We talk about an NPR article on how to get your kids to do chores without hating it and realize it's too late for our kids.

Jon recommends The Staircase: An American Murder Mystery on Netflix for your summer viewing (not for the kids).

Lex does not recommend watching American Vandal with your parents, depending on how serious your parents are.

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218: Eat It

Jun 9, 2018 00:40:46

Description:

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217: Moltz IS the Boilermaker

May 31, 2018 00:49:29

Description:

Jon references Cars That Go Boom.

Moltz likes The Expanse.

Lex is high on Forto.

That da Vinci drawing of a man with his arms outstretched is called Vitruvian Man.

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216: 18

May 25, 2018 00:36:11

Description:

How do you keep a yarmulke on? Kippon.

Turns out "Dan In Real Life" is the name of a movie as well as being a good name for a podcast with Dan Moren.

An amazing thread about Utah children's names.

You can find more Utah names at Utah Baby Namer.

Lex recommends the Amaze.

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215: Kleptosexual

May 12, 2018 00:42:44

Description:

Jon and Lex discuss Ready Player One.

Two girls who were FaceTime friends meet in real life.

Jon's Pick Of The Week is Steam Link for iOS.

Finally he can play Dream Date Daddy on his phone.

Moltz likes Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories.

Jon recommends Chef.

RBG looks good for the whole family.

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214: Cocaine Thursday

May 5, 2018 00:40:06

Description:

George Clooney used to have a pet pig.

Are the owners of Coors brewing Nazis? Well, not Nazi Nazis, anyway.

Some more on free-range parenting.

A strange and unfortunate incident from Tacoma.

This superintendent is somewhat less than super.

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213: Summer is Coming. With Thanos.

Apr 28, 2018 00:46:22

Description:

Moltz reads the poem Good Bones by Maggie Smith (not the actress).

Mission To Mars is not a great movie.

Moltz was a budding Art Bell back in the day.

Our thanks to March of Dimes. For every parent who’s ever done a frantic online search at 2:00 AM. For the first days home from the hospital, and every long night after that. For every family who’s ever lost a child. For every healthy mom and strong baby. March of Dimes is there... Join us at MarchOfDimes.org/TTCA.

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212: Promo Code: Butts

Apr 21, 2018 00:40:54

Description:

Kids in Utah are now free-range.

Lex's kids were watching An American Tail.

Our thanks to March of Dimes. For every parent who’s ever done a frantic online search at 2:00 AM. For the first days home from the hospital, and every long night after that. For every family who’s ever lost a child. For every healthy mom and strong baby. March of Dimes is there... Join us at MarchOfDimes.org/TTCA.

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211: Car Terrors

Apr 13, 2018 00:46:05

Description:

Jon talks about the Black Mirror episode Arkangel.

Jon reminisces about his dad's Volkswagen Rabbit and Moltz about his parents Chevy Malibu Classic wagon.

Moltz still likes the looks of the Saab 900 Turbo.

Jon and kids liked Ready Player One.

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210: Spring Break, Dad Edition

Apr 6, 2018 00:37:36

Description:

Lex would like to talk about his Swagger Wagon.

The guy you might recognize is Brian Huskey.

Armstrong recommends the game Werewolf.

Our thanks to March of Dimes. For every parent who’s ever done a frantic online search at 2:00 AM. For the first days home from the hospital, and every long night after that. For every family who’s ever lost a child. For every healthy mom and strong baby. March of Dimes is there... Join us at MarchOfDimes.org/TTCA.

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209: Professional Dad Opinions

Mar 29, 2018 00:28:52

Description:

Do not click on this link to Share My Shit, it is only being included for completeness.

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208: I don't need that

Mar 24, 2018 00:46:26

Description:

Here's how to delete your Facebook account or just lie to them.

Looks like it's time to regulate companies like this.

Jon says the kids like VSCO.

99 texting acronyms your kids might be using.

Hank ready to do Easter battle.

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207: It's Been Awhile

Mar 17, 2018 00:38:00

Description:

Jon and kids liked Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

Please enjoy The Wolverine podcast.

Or the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.

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206: Old Men Talking

Mar 9, 2018 00:49:42

Description:

A terrific and sad read about Ichiro Suzuki.

Jon suggests the Star Wars Force Bands for the Sphero.

The OP-1 keyboard from Teenage Engineering looks pretty cool, but expensive.

Their Pocket Operators are pretty cool, too, at $50.

This thread that started with a girl who likes Star Wars is terrific.

Back in the day, we had to rely on toys like The StarBird.

Jon had the Magnavox Odyssey and Moltz had the Fairchild Channel F.

The Big Trak is probably the closest '70s analog to the Sphero.

What toys will kids today remember fondly? Squishies?

Old-timey game cartridge covers are rather hilariously bad.

Panic made a retro set for their products back in 2009.

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205: Not In An Armstrong Way

Mar 4, 2018 00:37:07

Description:

Hank used to play tetherball in all kinds of weather.

Lex speaks of the movie The Tall Guy.

Lex and his daughter are reading The Ocean At The End Of The Lane.

Lex plugs a podcast from his DEAR FRIENDS Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott called R U Talkin' R.E.M. RE: ME?

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204: The Kids Are Alright

Feb 23, 2018 00:39:54

Description:

This week: Liam is turning seven, we don't want our kids buying guns and we think maybe young kids shouldn't walk out of schools when high schoolers protest. Meanwhile, Kathy Lee Gifford thinks "the F word" maybe is "fart."

Lex likes HotelTonight for $80 hotels in New York City.

Queer Eye on Netflix is wonderful.

Lex's wife Lauren was once made over on Queer Eye For the Straight Girl.

Armstrong loves the Triple Jump.

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And our thanks to the new podcast, Life on the Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. Download and subscribe to Life on the Fast Track wherever you get your podcasts.

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203: Kool Aid House on a River of Guns

Feb 18, 2018 00:46:07

Description:

Jon speaks highly of Black Panther.

What type of flu do you have?

Should a kid with rumpled hair and pants too small for him raise red flags?

The Olympics feature the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Leslie Jones's Olympics twitter coverage is the thrill of victory.

McSweeney's asks that you please not get murdered at school today.

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202: Work Emergency Possibly Involving Wolverine

Feb 10, 2018 00:46:52

Description:

If you haven't heard, Lex's favorite team won the Super Bowl.

He might have gotten a little emotional.

Jon wonders if the iPad is computer enough.

Moltz's family used to have this wicked boss Betamax.

Check out some of Jon's pics.

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201: Steam Cleaning and Salad Questions

Feb 2, 2018 00:41:26

Description:

Do you know the history of the Caesar salad?

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200: Self-Waterboarding

Jan 25, 2018 00:51:20

Description:

This year's flu is pretty gnarly.

If you get it, what should you do? Look beautiful, of course.

Jon suggests NeilMed, presumably made by guys named Neil.

Does your baby have snot? Just suck it out.

But, please, not like this.

The 2018 Women's March did pretty well.

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199: Best Fathering ProTips: Top 300 ways to embarass your kids

Jan 19, 2018 00:43:44

Description:

Please enjoy this Reddit thread on how to embarrass your kids.

Kids, dont eat Tide pods. What is the matter with you?

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198: Doing It Wrong. Again.

Jan 12, 2018 00:43:24

Description:

Science proves Moltz right about smoke detector batteries.

If, like Moltz, you haven't been on Radiator Springs Racers at Disney, you can see a taste of it here (the actual racing part starts about five minutes in).

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197: Snownado 2018

Jan 5, 2018 00:36:32

Description:

No Armstrong this week but Lex and Moltz talk about snow, skiing and air travel.

Moltz blew his buffer and couldn't remember the name of Whistler.

Despite Moltz's belief that they're falling out of the sky left and right, air travel was extraordinarily safe in 2017.

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196: Not Good With Babies

Dec 29, 2017 00:28:21

Description:

Lex made a candy bar and was forced to dress up (https://www.instagram.com/p/BdDpbBqHsu7/?taken-by=lexfri) ridiculously for the privilege. He then tortured one of his children on this ride: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGKVuEnFFH/?taken-by=lexfri As if that wasn't enough, he got handsy with Reeses Peanut Butter Cup (https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGOgZGHOmu/?taken-by=lexfri) and a jar of chocolate syrup (https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGYF1fH13T/?taken-by=lexfri). We also recommend not killing your children: https://medium.com/@IjeomaOluo/parenting-advice-don-t-kill-them-177b00122ca8 Support for this episode comes from Health IQ. Health IQ gets you lower rates on life insurance for living a health-conscious lifestyle. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at http://HealthIQ.com/TTCA or mention the promo code TTCA when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

195: Have a Nice Xmas

Dec 23, 2017 00:40:55

Description:

Jon and Moltz have enjoyed a little move called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Moltz recommends the holiday song Fairytale of New York even though it has a slur in it.

Lex is partial to Wonderful Christmastime.

One of Jon's favorites is Darlene Love's version of Christmas (Baby Please Come).

Liam makes a plea for a podcast explaining Christian holidays.

The Santa Clause trilogy (yes, it's apparently a trilogy) is actually pretty dark.

Someone is going to be enjoying the Sphero R2-D2 this Christmas we're just not sure if it's Hank or his father.

Jon is a fan of Emo Kyle Ren on Twitter, Lex not so much. Moltz stays out of it.

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194: Video Mad Libs

Dec 9, 2017 00:42:32

Description:

Moltz recalls the old ads for Raceway Park.

Please pick up some fine Fireball products at Target.

Lots of people suffer from stage fright. Only one has thrown up in Moltz's driveway.

If you wanted to buy any of us a Mac Pro as a holiday gift we probably wouldn't say no.

Lex's kids play Prodigy which is not this Prodigy.

James Bridle details some real problems with kid videos on YouTube.

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193: Probable Hershey Trip

Dec 8, 2017 00:43:01

Description:

Here is the Game of Thrones character known as Buffalo Wildlings.

Al Franken is resigning.

Moltz makes a reference to Steve Jobs unveiling the original iPhone that no one thinks is funny other than himself.

Lex's Disneyland plan is discussed.

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192: Men Really Really Really Really Suck

Dec 2, 2017 00:41:43

Description:

Moltz is hoping to get a Tacoma Rainiers hat for Christmas.

Talking to your kids about Matt Lauer.

We discuss Slater-Kinney and Carrie Brownstein.

The Day After was not exactly the feel-good hit of the summer back in 1983.

Zombieland is also apocalyptic but decidedly more fun.

We hear good things about Coco.

Sad to hear that John Lasseter is also a predator.

Things in the world a pretty bad but the Avengers: Infinity War trailer is great.

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191: Who Needs Oral Hygiene When You’re Dead

Nov 26, 2017 00:45:12

Description:

Jon makes a reference to the seminal movie Conan the Barbarian.

Secret Hitler could be a good game for your kids.

Or, perhaps, the great taste of Prongles if you can find some.

Lex's daughter is reading some Judy Blume books.

Jon's kids wanted to watch Annie but couldn't.

Lex recommends Wonder if you want to bawl your eyes out.

The Logan doll does not come with retractable claws.

Moltz never finished his story about watching Nurse Betty on a plane but his point was there's a grizzly murder in it and he was afraid others on the flight wouldn't want to accidentally see that.

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190: Caramel Earwax Swirl

Nov 19, 2017 00:50:53

Description:

We talk about clogged ears in this episode but do yourself a favor and don't click on any of these links that Jon was texting us while recording.

If you do, you might need to guzzle a bottle of Aftershock.

Ed. note: Important Data from Lex

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189: Divorce doesn't have to suck

Nov 12, 2017 00:40:46

Description:

Moltz is sadly not on this episode.

Jon saw Thor and says kids 8 and will love it. There is some hilarious talk about Thor's relationship to his hammer, Mjölnir. The younger kids will not get the reference, but their parents will.

Lex voted. His wife and children supported his right to vote.

Lex and Jon talk a bit about iPhone X's camera and Lex shares a scary selfie. Lex's resemblance to Jeff Goldblum is discussed.

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188: Headless Horseman Situation

Nov 3, 2017 00:42:46

Description:

Liam is adorable and somehow Lex still manages to not eat his face.

Here's part of Jon's Halloween costume.

Here's Lex as the Spartan cheerleader.

How did Moltz not know that Heathers was made into a musical?

Please join the Resistance: bring back Reeses Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups.

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187: Butt Puns

Oct 28, 2017 00:46:22

Description:

Deathwatch may not sound like a book for kids but it won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

The movie Race With The Devil is probably not for the kids.

Also not for the kids is Conan playing Grand Theft Auto.

Cabel Sasser's Buggy Saint's Row.

Good luck getting the image of Lex and his wife as the Spartan Cheerleaders out of your head.

Jon's going to be a mod for Halloween, a la Quadrophenia.

Moltz recalls Mischief Night.

Lex wrote about Hurricane Sandy for The Magazine.

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186: Respect the Dead

Oct 20, 2017 00:39:44

Description:

Want to see something scary this month? Watch The Haunted Mansion. It's scary bad.

People has supposedly been known to scatter ashes of their loved ones on the Disney Haunted Mansion ride.

As always, be sure to check Common Sense Media to find out which bad movies are right for you children to watch.

Peter Falk had a glass eye. True story.

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185: This week's show is cancelled due to Harvey

Oct 15, 2017 00:41:21

Description:

There's a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer out.

Hocus Pocus is another movie. Yes, it is.

Emma Thompson has some words to say about Harvey Weinstein.

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184: Favorite Teachers

Oct 7, 2017 00:36:58

Description:

Is this coach kidding?

Ryan Gosling's Papyrus skit on SNL was pretty good.

Farewell Mr. Bunting is really good, too, but it's not for the kids.

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183: Lightning Fast Hunter and Pecker

Sep 30, 2017 00:35:50

Description:

Jon references Agile because this is a tech podcast.

He's also playing Rocket League.

Is the C64 Mini real? Alas, probably not.

If you haven't yet, please enjoy Computer Show.

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182: Lex and Moltz Learn About Mormon Stuff

Sep 24, 2017 00:44:24

Description:

This week we delve into Mormonism. You might want to brush up on the Salamander letter.

Mormon leaks is a site that tries to increase transparency within the church.

Birdy isn't a great movie for kids but Bye, Bye Birdy is fine.

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181: Mazel Tov To You, Jon

Sep 17, 2017 00:36:06

Description:

Jon is sick. Moltz is travelling, so Lex goes solo. Until the TTCA Slack sent enough messages to wake Jon. Lex talks back-to-school wins. Jon mentions the accidental discovery of Dream Daddy, a gay dad dating sim. The Steam reviews are priceless: https://kotaku.com/dream-daddy-as-told-by-steam-reviews-1797199049 Our thanks to ProFlowers.com for sponsoring this week's episode. Get 20% off Rainbow Roses or any other bouquet of $29 or more by visiting ProFlowers.com and using the promo code "TTCA" at checkout. A big thanks as well to for their support of this week's episode. To get 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/ttca and subscribe.

180: I'd love an option where I can throttle him

Sep 8, 2017 00:39:47

Description:

Sending good vibes to Florida. Stay safe during the coming storm.

In Moltz's neck of the woods, it's fire that's the problem.

Probably a good time to learn how to plan for a disaster.

Jon saw Dunkirk and The Big Sick and liked both.

Moltz recommends The Museum of Flight if you're in the Seattle area.

Do you want your child to get into the best colleges and universities, have the best schooling, whether it's public, private, charter or homeschool? Read "Education a la Carte" by parenting expert and educator Dr. Kevin Leman. Go to Revellbooks.com to learn more.

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179: Dog-Like Object

Sep 1, 2017 00:31:43

Description:

Lex has now seen all the Star Warses, thanks to Not Playing with Lex and Dan.

Long Lake Camp for the Arts is pretty amazing.

Here's the camp Lex went to, see if you can find the places he made out.

Moltz can't believe it but Urinetown is a real musical.

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178: Disney, No Kids!

Aug 26, 2017 00:38:25

Description:

Lex recently visited Disneyland and his question: "Why is there any amount of Chip 'n' Dale?

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177: MaxPunCon

Aug 20, 2017 00:41:29

Description:

Who needs a Dew bucket?

Have you read The Butter Battle Book?

We struggle to remember which Daily Show correspondent was in Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World.

Blast From The Past was kind of cute.

So was Enchanted.

Arrival isn't cute, but it's good.

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176: Hamilton Slash Fiction

Aug 12, 2017 00:39:13

Description:

Jon is the best of us at Alto's Adventure.

He recommends Zombie Gunship.

Liam solved a problem with Nabbit.

Dunno if you've heard but the kids love Minecraft.

Moltz reminisces about Red vs Blue.

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175: Kids in Cars Not Having Coffee

Aug 6, 2017 00:40:42

Description:

No Armstrong this week so Lex and Moltz talk cars again a bit.

Lex has a Tesla Model S.

Moltz's wife got a Subaru Crosstrek.

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174: New Cars!

Jul 29, 2017 00:41:39

Description:

Jon and his kids play Steven Universe Monopoly.

Lex uses the Plugshare app to... do electrical car stuff.

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173: Horrible Bike Puns

Jul 23, 2017 00:43:11

Description:

Here's Jessie Char's passenger feet horror with Anderson Cooper.

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172: Lex is a Hero

Jul 15, 2017 00:47:15

Description:

James Thompsons is the author of PCalc and also Lex's personal travel agent.

Moltz got a Switch but didn't get the ARMS game.

Conan O'Brien battled Will Arnett in a game of ARMS.

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171: Food & Fireworks

Jul 8, 2017 00:54:31

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Jon discusses his dinner at Yakiniku West.

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170: Home Improvement

Jul 1, 2017 00:42:55

Description:

Lex is away but Jon and Moltz discuss summer plans, fatherly repairs and power tools and such. Jon is a fan of heat-shrink tubing. Don't make it weird.

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169: The One Where the Boy Dies

Jun 23, 2017 00:44:54

Description:

Lex will be dragging his tired children around an 11th century castle as a sign of his power.

Maybe that's why they got him a character that gets left in a hole.

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168: Lex's Father's Day

Jun 16, 2017 00:34:47

Description:

Turns out there's another Lex Friedman.

Lex isn't getting a Father's Day present other than the one he's buying himself.

We again discuss Randy Pausch's last lecture.

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167: I Was Literally In That Movie

Jun 9, 2017 00:50:27

Description:

Lex attended the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Lex recommends Impractical Jokers for Hank.

We also discuss Twitter personality Darth who is a national treasure.

We discuss children and their online presence, such as the kid who does makeup tutorials online.

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166: The Perviest Episode Ever

Jun 2, 2017 00:53:48

Description:

The kids in Jon's house watched Hook.

Moltz will not hear any criticism of Rufio and is looking forward to his upcoming origin story.

Jon and Moltz both like Four Roses bourbon.

Looking for a prom dress? Try not-an-advertiser PromGirl.

We regret to inform you that Mary Kay Letourneau and her former student and then husband have separated.

So have Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor.

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165: LARP Disaster

May 26, 2017 00:38:36

Description:

Jon has some things to say about Pat Metheny.

Also Nyle Steiner.

This New York Times piece on German outdoor preschools is interesting but I'm not sure it'll work in Alaska.

We prep for our upcoming podcast about Jeff Goldblum (probably not a real thing) by talking about The Tall Guy.

Moltz had never heard of Stella, the comedy group.

Jason Alexander has long said he was inspired by William Shatner.

They probably wouldn't make a movie like Crazy People anymore.

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164: Sleepunder v Sleepfauxver

May 18, 2017 00:42:32

Description:

Lex makes many a Slack Call.

Moltz fondly remembers Ho-Hos.

Fidget spinners are causing injuries?

You drive a stair car, you're gonna get hop-ons.

Everyone loves Otter Pops.

The Chief Crunchy ice cream bar character is just as racist as Moltz remembers it.

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163: Furiously Awkward

May 12, 2017 00:41:06

Description:

Jon likes the Johnny Drum.

As well as Booker's.

He is fresh from a production of Godspell.

Lex just watched Little Shop of Horrors with his daughter.

This guy really hates Portland.

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162: Albert Brooks Hair was Fantastic in Taxi Driver

May 5, 2017 00:56:16

Description:

Lex discusses traditional hamentashen cookies but check out these hamentashen cookies.

Common Sense Media can help you figure out what entertainment is good for your kids.

The movie Caligula? NOPE.

Even though it does have Helen Mirren in it.

Lex's wife got some Wonder Woman pajamas.

Jon reminisces about Albert Brooks skit on Saturday Night Live.

Albert Brooks was also Frank Scorpio.

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161: This Ends Before I'm Born

Apr 29, 2017 00:28:31

Description:

You missed Bring Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day. Kids seem to like FaceApp (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faceapp-neural-face-transformations/id1180884341?mt=8). Even if it is racist (https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/25/faceapp-apologises-for-building-a-racist-ai/). Our thanks toWest County Gardener for sponsoring this episode. West County Gardener makes heavy-duty garden gloves out of recycled materials. Use the promo code "TTCA" to save 20% off your order from now until Mother's Day at http://westcountygardener.com Also our thanks to Butcher Box, which delivers healthy, humanely-raised 100% grass-fed beef, organic free-range chicken and heritage-breed pork to your doorstep. Order now and get free bacon in your box AND 15% off! Go to https://www.butcherbox.com/ttca/

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160: So Much Wrong With Everything

Apr 21, 2017 00:43:08

Description:

Lex likes Someday much better than that book Jon likes.

The character John Munch has been on many shows.

Jon recommends the movie Swimming With Sharks for Lex.

Several of us like the game series Just Dance and it even has a Wiki.

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159: YouTube Rathole

Apr 14, 2017 00:41:40

Description:

Moltz fell down a rathole by watching the Space: 1999 intro credits.

Then he watched the Six Million Dollar Man intro credits and so on and so on.

Watching Julie Louise-Dreyfus crack up repeatedly is pretty fun.

Get the real scoop on the 8-year-old who drove himself and his sister to McDonald's here.

One of Hank's hobbies is installing old operating systems on Virtual Box.

Jon suggests he try Vagrant.

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158: Gone to the Dog

Apr 7, 2017 00:43:26

Description:

No Lex this week but we have a special guest.

Moltz talks about seeing Mike Monteiro's talk on fighting fascism.

Jon talks about Umberto Eco's essay on Ur-Fascism which is available in PDF form.

Jon speaks fondly of playing Need For Speed.

His favorite character is Magnus Walker.

The kids, they love Goat Simulator.

Moltz's son finally beat his grandfather at chess. Pretty cool considering he once beat Bobby Fischer. You can see the game moves on Chessgame.com.

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157: Horror Show. For Kids!

Mar 31, 2017 00:39:49

Description:

We reflect on The Revenge of the Nerds.

The new interpretation of It looks appropriately scary.

The Moltzes don't own the Is It Tea You're Looking For teapot. Yet.

John C. Reilly makes some weird videos.

The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! was pretty weird, too.

Alec Baldwin taught a kid how to do his Trump impersonation.

Miranda Sings is a YouTuber the kids like.

Lex and his kids like Super Mario Brothers U.

Jon likes the books of Robert Munsch like The Paper Bag Princess.

Lex's son likes The Notebook of Doom series.

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156: Missing Bidet

Mar 23, 2017 00:37:53

Description:

We talk about school experiences and Jon brings up some research showing boys and girls learn differently.

More importantly, however, why isn't Tushy a sponsor on this show? I mean, really.

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155: Kids are Like Dogs

Mar 17, 2017 00:42:00

Description:

Lex recommends a podcast called Brains On.

And we all like Hello From The Magic Tavern if it’s not always kid-friendly.

And, since this a podcast about pet ownership, we talk about whether or not dogs have emotions.

Is a dog's mouth cleaner than a human's?

Is Moltz's mouth cleaner than an original iPad box?

Lex wrote about his wait for the UPS deliverer way back when.

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154: Not Real Frustrated, Just Game Frustrated

Mar 7, 2017 00:32:22

Description:

Lex says a big thank you to Jared at Earwolf for helping him with studio time for this week's show.

Jon's daughter wanted to go see Doctor Strange.

They went to The Red Turtle instead and he recommends it.

If you feel like it, why not introduce your friends and/or social media followers to a podcast you like. It doesn't have to be this one, just suggest a podcast you like and use the hashtag #trypod.

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153: Kids R Weird

Mar 1, 2017 00:49:32

Description:

We talk about a bunch of parenting stuff before we get to entertainment, I swear.

Moltz love The Great Escape but there are a few goofs in the movie (he's gonna have to go back and check the one he mentioned because it doesn't seem to be listed on IMDB).

Lex can'd even start watching Back to the Future III without anticipating the creepy crotch kid.

Turns out Lex actually watches television shows. One that he's enjoyed 15 minutes of is one Moltz suggested: Travelers.

Lex had a suggestion for Moltz: Santa Clarita Diet.

Moltz's own suggestion is The Crown.

We all suggest A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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152: Just for the Halibut

Feb 24, 2017 00:41:54

Description:

Note: Mr. Armstrong apologizes for his crap audio. Time for a new mic.

The San Diego Zoo is a great place to spend the day or a few hours if you're 13.

Pizza Port and The Belly Up Tavern are two of Lex's favorite San Diego places.

Jon brings up mercury levels in fish which are a concern for kids and everyone, really. If you're looking for a chart, check out the FDA guidelines.

No one was more surprised to read this information than the bigeye tuna.

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151: Valentimes & Crafts

Feb 16, 2017 00:35:33

Description:

We talk about Valentine's Day for a bit and then crafts.

Jon recommends a fancy paper cutter.

He also suggests a color laser printer. This is the one The Wirecutter recommends.

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150: Wildo the Schmildo

Feb 11, 2017 00:43:10

Description:

Having trouble getting going in the morning? Jon recommends HappyLights, there's a big one and a smaller one.

Here's an awkward letter to have you kid sent home with.

And a child's awkward drawing to go with it.

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149: All Games, No Politics

Feb 2, 2017 00:47:56

Description:

Jon recommends the game Telestrations.

Jon speaks fondly of the Black Knight pinball game.

Lex's dad had the Dolly Parton pinball.

Moltz waxes poetice about Tempest again. He also like Star Castle.

Jon remembers Indy 500, a pretty stone-aged racer game.

Moltz's family has Pie Face but hasn't played it yet.

Jon and Moltz both had the VertiBird.

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148: An Inconvenient Reality

Jan 27, 2017 00:39:55

Description:

Moltz and Jon went to Women's Marches last Saturday. Jon has some pictures from DC.

Lex is certifiably, 100% apolitical but his children are dangerous subversives who inexplicably hate Dear Leader.

Here's a map of the Washington DC Mall if you'd like to follow along with Jon's description.

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147: The Podcast Party

Jan 20, 2017 00:46:18

Description:

Jon and Moltz are fans of the Netflix show Travelers.

Jon will be attending the Women's March in DC this weekend, Moltz the one in Olympia. You can find one near you here.

Jon points out some nice anti-Trump posters.

Lex can't talk politics so he talks about his Raspberry Pi game emulator.

Jon suggests Marvel vs Capcom Infinite.

Discussing old games, Lex remember a Simpsons game which is not Tapped Out but Road Rage.

Moltz and his son like the weird and simple and barely translated Game Hidden By Mom and Game Hidden By Mom 2.

Lex is a fan of the new version of Match Game and a show called Big Fan.

Neither features Brett Somers, who passed away in 2007.

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146: Stay Hydrated

Jan 13, 2017 00:42:09

Description:

How about president-elect, huh?

Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes was better viewing than Trump's press conference.

A six-year-old ordered a $160 doll house from an Amazon Echo.

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145: You Can Sext if You Want To

Jan 5, 2017 00:45:09

Description:

Moltz's mom got them a puzzle from Wentworth Puzzles and they're not as expensive as he thought.

Jon's kids were wowed by the Wright brothers exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum.

Bullet Bill sends kids a bad message about gun safety.

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144: The End of 2016

Dec 28, 2016 00:34:38

Description:

Lex took his kids to see Sing.

Liam is learning to play Nintendo Land (which Lex mistakenly calls "Nintendo Party" in the episode).

Liam gave Lex this plate which is awesome and he loves and is not copyright-violating.

Moltz made Cioppino for Christmas day dinner and it was really good.

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143: Rouge One

Dec 23, 2016 00:37:43

Description:

BEHOLD, THE MENORASAURUS!

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142: Manspread Like Keanu

Dec 16, 2016 00:39:14

Description:

John Wick is a violent but fun movie and definitely not for the kids.

Super Mario Run is out!

The name of Neven Mrgan's upcoming game that Moltz couldn't remember in the show is Stagehand.

Moltz and son still like the new Plants vs Zombies card game.

Lex's daughter still refers to Moltz's Minecraft book as well as some other, lesser Minecraft books.

Bitmoji is a god damn horror show if you ask me.

Please refer to the list of films that most frequently use the word "fuck".

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141: Fake News

Dec 7, 2016 00:39:13

Description:

In this episode we talk about kids and fake news.

Snopes is a good place to start.

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Our thanks also to Toca Boca, makers of Toca TV. Toca TV is hand-curated videos for kids with no ads. Everything from Minecraft let's play to silly songs. Download it today from the App Store and enter code TTCA to get your first month free.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

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140: Avalon (Lex Needs to See This Movie)

Dec 2, 2016 00:45:41

Description:

Moltz talks a bit about his new MacBook Pro.

Lex has a pretty sweet PAC-MAN clock.

Lex likes NES Remix.

Jon made some neat videos of the Parrot Mini Drone.

Lex's son is getting some cool LEGO physics toys.

Moltz's family is getting an Xbox One Minecraft edition.

Avalon is a good movie.

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Our thanks to Toca Boca, makers of Toca TV. Toca TV is hand-curated videos for kids with no ads. Everything from Minecraft let's play to silly songs. Download it today from the App Store and enter code TTCA to get your first month free.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

139: Number Two

Nov 25, 2016 00:46:13

Description:

Contrary to rumors spread by us, Lex is not digging the Cards Against Humanity hole.

Moltz watched A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this week.

The Mayo Clinic has some recommendations on potty training.

As does WebMD.

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Our thanks as well to Girls Can!, the monthly crate that introduces your child to fearless women. Go to GirlsCanCrate.com and use code "TTCA" to get 20% off your first month!

Our thanks to Toca Boca, makers of Toca TV. Toca TV is hand-curated videos for kids with no ads. Everything from Minecraft let's play to silly songs. Download it today from the App Store.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

138: Make America Dads Great Again

Nov 17, 2016 00:40:40

Description:

Hey, to divert you from the unpleasantness of the U.S. presidential election, we talk about... uh, well, the election again. Sorry. We talk about some other stuff, too, though.

Moltz was unaware of Evan McMullin's candidacy in Utah.

Worried about talking to your Trump-supporting relatives on Thanksgiving? You're not alone.

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Our as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

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137: Election Hangover

Nov 9, 2016 01:03:28

Description:

Lex is away so Moltz and Jon commiserate over the U.S. election results.

One good note, we elected our first Somali-American legislator.

And, to ease the pain, Moltz bought himself a new MacBook Pro.

Maybe consider a donation to the ACLU.

Our thanks to Omaha Steaks. Go to OmahaSteaks.com and type "TURNING" in the search bar, add the Family Gift Pack to your cart and get a whole mess o' meat for just $49.99, a 77% savings! Great meat at a great price.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

136: Electile Dysfunction

Nov 3, 2016 00:47:30

Description:

Hey, did you hear that the Cubs won the World Series?

Just don't discuss the current trend of the presidential race with Moltz.

Armstrong is happy with the results of his bulk Halloween candy purchase.

Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Our thanks as well to Girls Can!, the monthly crate that introduces your child to fearless women. Go to GirlsCanCrate.com and use code "TTCA" to get 20% off your first month!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

135: Big

Oct 26, 2016 00:47:11

Description:

Jon is back from his trip with his girls to Arches National Park. They all surved the Delicate Arch hike. It was beautiful.

Jon and his girls visited Zion National Park in 2014.

All of the hosts can recommend Hello From the Magic Tavern, a hilarious podcast.

Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

Our thanks as well to Girls Can!, the monthly crate that introduces your child to fearless women. Go to GirlsCanCrate.com and use code "TTCA" to get 20% off your first month!

Our thanks also this week to Tweed Wolf, where it takes just three simple steps to produce a beautiful hardcover photo album. Nothing to design, download or install. Go to TweedWolf.com/TTCA and get a $50 coupon toward your photo album!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

134: Moltzytasking

Oct 20, 2016 00:49:47

Description:

Who doesn't like a nice story about a girl raised by monkeys.

Penny Dreadful is a good show. Not so much for the kids.

The Saturday Night Live skit "Farewell, Mr. Bunting" is hysterical and also not for the kids.

You'll be happy to know Moltzytasking.com redirects to Turning This Car Around.

Our thanks this week to Tweed Wolf, where it takes just three simple steps to produce a beautiful hardcover photo album. Nothing to design, download or install. Go to TweedWolf.com/TTCA and get a $50 coupon toward your photo album!

Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

Thanks also to FanDuel, now with even more options for contests including one-week and beginner leagues. FanDuel offeres thousands of contests each week for any budget, starting at just $1. Go to FanDuel.com and get started today.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

133: Halloween at Costco

Oct 13, 2016 00:49:09

Description:

A new movie takes a look at genital mutilation.

Moltz's son might go as Jigsaw from the Saw movies on Halloween, even though he hasn't seen the movies.

Lex's son is going to be Mario.

One of Jon's girls is going to be a Ghostbuster.

Another a character from Undertale after being a character from Five Nights At Freddy's last year.

Our thanks to Bark, a common sense solution that helps keep children safe online. Bark monitors your child's activity for messages containing cyberbullying and sexting. Use code "TTCA" to get three months free.

Our as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Thanks also to FanDuel, now with even more options for contests including one-week and beginner leagues. FanDuel offeres thousands of contests each week for any budget, starting at just $1. Go to FanDuel.com and get started today.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

132: The Rebound, Jr.

Oct 7, 2016 00:51:56

Description:

This week we talk tech and Lex tells us about his arcade game machine.

You may remember Super Pac-Man as the confusing and hard-to-play Pac-Man.

Sorry, Windows and Linux users, we spend a bunch of time on macOS Sierra.

Lex's Instagram account includes some great shots taken with his iPhone 7 Plus in portrait mode.

Lex is rewatching Gilmore Girls in preparation for the sequel.

Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Our thanks as well to Lost My Name, where you can get a charming personalized children's book for your child featuring a unique adventure customized to their name and address. Use the code "CAR" to get 10% off your order.

Thanks also to FanDuel, now with even more options for contests including one-week and beginner leagues. FanDuel offeres thousands of contests each week for any budget, starting at just $1. Go to FanDuel.com and get started today.

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131: Lick the Third Rail

Sep 29, 2016 00:43:02

Description:

Have you shown your kids the SNL more cowbell skit?

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Our thanks as well to Lost My Name, where you can get a charming personalized children's book for your child featuring a unique adventure customized to their name and address. Use the code "CAR" to get 10% off your order.

And our thanks to Harry's. Harry's sells premium shaving products for much less than those crappy blades that you have to get someone to unlock from a cabinet. Get a free post-shave balm with coupon code "TURNING". Don't wait, get the shave you deserve.

Thanks also to FanDuel, now with even more options for contests. FanDuel offeres thousands of contests each week starting at just $1. Go to FanDuel.com and use code "TURNING" to get your first five entries for free.

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130: Pictures Not Exhibited

Sep 22, 2016 00:45:35

Description:

Lex is away this week so Jon and Moltz discuss some iOS 10 Photos features.

Jon also uses Google Photos.

Moltz probably needs to upgrade his iCloud storage.

Tacoma's Stadium High School is pretty cool looking.

Our thanks this week to Tweed Wolf, where it takes just three simple steps to produce a beautiful hardcover photo album. Nothing to design, download or install. Go to TweedWolf.com/TTCA and get a $50 coupon toward your photo album!

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

And our thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this episode. Close5 is an eBay Classifieds Group app that makes it easy to buy and sell in your neighborhood. Download the Close5 app from the App Store or Google Play and start listing today.

Thanks also to FanDuel, now with even more options for contests. FanDuel offeres thousands of contests each week starting at just $1. Go to FanDuel.com and use code "TURNING" to get your first five entries for free.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

129: Back to School Follow-up

Sep 15, 2016 00:47:14

Description:

We geek out for a bit about iOS 10.

Moltz has some questions about iOS Family Sharing.

Kids should not be subjected to Teen Wolf Too.

We reference a classic episode of Turning This Car Around: Weights On The Unit.

Our thanks to Harry's. Harry's sells premium shaving products for much less than those crappy blades that you have to get someone to unlock from a cabinet. Get $5 off your first order with coupon code "TURNING". Don't wait, get the shave you deserve.

And our thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this episode. Close5 is an eBay Classifieds Group app that makes it easy to buy and sell in your neighborhood. Download the Close5 app from the App Store or Google Play and start listing today.

Thanks also to FanDuel, now with even more options for contests. FanDuel offeres thousands of contests each week starting at just $1. Go to FanDuel.com and use code "TURNING" to get your first five entries for free.

As well our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

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128: iPhone 7! For Kids!

Sep 9, 2016 00:53:49

Description:

Jon heard the most recent episode of The Rebound and needs to talk some Apple stuff. And kids.

The jet black iPhone 7 probably scuffs but is apparently the grippiest of the iPhones.

Moltz is excited for the AirPods although they might be easy to some people to lose.

Our thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this episode. Close5 is an eBay Classifieds Group app that makes it easy to buy and sell in your neighborhood. Download the Close5 app from the App Store or Google Play and start listing today.

And thanks also to FanDuel, now with even more options for contests. FanDuel offeres thousands of contests each week starting at just $1. Go to FanDuel.com and use code "TURNING" to get your first five entries for free.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

And our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

127: Navigational & Marital Aids

Sep 2, 2016 00:46:50

Description:

This week, it's dads and directions.

Jon uses Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze, just to be on the safe side.

Lex's family paid another visit to Diggerland.

Lex has some praise for the Make-A-Wish organization.

Taking the Tappan Zee Bridge is almost always a good idea. Almost always.

Jon recalls the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.

Our thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this episode. Close5 is an eBay Classifieds Group app that makes it easy to buy and sell in your neighborhood. Download the Close5 app from the App Store or Google Play and start listing today.

And thanks also to FanDuel, now with even more options for contests. FanDuel offeres thousands of contests each week starting at just $1. Go to FanDuel.com and use code "TURNING" to get your first five entries for free.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

And our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

126: Hershey Highway

Aug 25, 2016 00:50:22

Description:

The Moltzes visited Hershey Park last week but not Lex or Jon.

An encounter with an old iMac prompts Jon to give some backup advice.

Walgreens is not a sponsor, but Jon says it's a good, cheap place to print your pictures.

Our thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this episode. Close5 is an eBay Classifieds Group app that makes it easy to buy and sell in your neighborhood. Download the Close5 app from the App Store or Google Play and start listing today.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

And our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

125: Dad Guilt

Aug 19, 2016 00:49:57

Description:

Moltz is on a well deserved vacation and Lex joins Armstrong from the magical and storied Earwolf studio in Los Angeles. The only guest on this episode is massive amounts of guilt.

Armstrong has seen the new Pete's Dragon. Lex talks about forcing his children to watch the original Pete’s Dragon (on Amazon).

Pete's Dragon, 2016: BluRay + DVD + digital HD) digital version (when available).

The boy who plays Pete in Pete's Dragon is Oakes Fegley, just in case you needed to know.

Lex recommends This Is Where I Leave You (IMDB, Video on Amazon, Book on Amazon).

Lex also recommends massive storage bins for kid art projects. Armstrong imagines they look something like this. However, Armstrong uses something more sane.

Thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this week's episode. Close5 lets you buy and sell with others nearby. Download Close5 for free in the App Store or Google Play Store.

And our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

Our thanks also to Hooked On Phonics for sponsoring this week's episode. Hooked On Phonics has over 200 songs, games and ebooks designed to help your child learn to read. Their app is available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon app stores and you can go to HookedOnPhonics.com/CAR for a time limited free trial.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb. Show notes are at http://turningthiscararound.com

124: Binge Dranking

Aug 11, 2016 00:46:28

Description:

Jon's daughter lost a tooth.

Writing for The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan suggests How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking.

Jon is trying out Google Photos and has some privacy concerns.

Our thanks to Hooked On Phonics for sponsoring this week's episode. Hooked On Phonics has over 200 songs, games and ebooks designed to help your child learn to read. Their app is available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon app stores and you can go to HookedOnPhonics.com/CAR for a limited free trial.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

And our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

123: Bidet Curious

Aug 5, 2016 00:49:22

Description:

Psychologists recommend children be bored during the summer.

Moltz and son are playing Super Mario 3D World.

Please meet Lex's bidet.

The Xbox One S is a 4K Xbox for your viewing pleasure.

Here are some age-appropriate chores for your frontier child.

What is up with this kid in Back To The Future III?

Our thanks to Hooked On Phonics for sponsoring this week's episode. Hooked On Phonics has over 200 songs, games and ebooks designed to help your child learn to read. Their app is available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon app stores and you can go to HookedOnPhonics.com/CAR for a limited free trial.

Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

And our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

122: Summer Corn Circle

Jul 27, 2016 00:47:52

Description:

Lex kinda sorta suggests the Norpro 5405 Grip Ez Corn Cutter. Jon's discovery of the "Amazon Corn Page".

Moltz talks a bit about his Circle.

Jon explains ARP spoofing.

Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping.

And our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

121: Whipped Cream (Vodka) & Other Delights

Jul 22, 2016 00:56:59

Description:

Lex is enjoying himself some delicious vodka.

Jon's daughter likes the Junie B. Jones books.

Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping.

Our thanks as well to Eleanor Amplified, an adventure podcast for your little do-gooder. Follow the adventures of journalist Eleanor Amplified on iTunes, Stitch or your favorite podcast listening thingy or go to WHYY.org/Eleanor.

And our thanks to Horizon Organic. Horizon Organic doesn’t put artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in their foods–because kids eat food. Look for the Horizon red snack boxes in the snack aisle, and visit HorizonDairy.com to see what else Horizon has to offer families.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

120: Nerds

Jul 13, 2016 00:52:03

Description:

Jon saw The Secret Life of Pets and gives it a thumbs up.

Have you heard of this Pokémon Go thing? Kinda huge.

Moltz liked Pee-wee's Big Holiday, which is on Netflix streaming.

Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping.

Our thanks also to Rhone, makers of very fine athletic wear. Their silvertech technology fights odor and provides maximum comfort. Visit Rhone.com/TTCA and use the promo code "TTCA" for 15% off your first order.

Our thanks as well to Eleanor Amplified, an adventure podcast for your little do-gooder. Follow the adventures of journalist Eleanor Amplified on iTunes, Stitch or your favorite podcast listening thingy or go to WHYY.org/Eleanor.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

119: Everything is Awful

Jul 8, 2016 00:43:54

Description:

We offer some thoughts on recent horrible events, including what happened in Dallas.

It has us thinking about 1968.

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Our thanks also to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" for 20% off on a memory game or choose one of their many other picture options from puzzles to frames to magnets.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

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118: OITNB LARP Camp

Jun 30, 2016 00:48:45

Description:

Jon Dickerson writes an elegant ode to camp.

Jon is not that many degrees separated from Sting (that's Sting's daughter).

Moltz recommends Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens which features new dialog from the original cast of the movie.

Jon recommends Trials Fusion for unicorn racing action.

Snap Circuits might replace your broken circuits for free, but you didn't hear it from us.

They say that pain is just weakness leaving the body.

Our thanks to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" for 20% off on a memory game or choose one of their many other picture options from puzzles to frames to magnets.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

117: Don't Touch My Kid

Jun 24, 2016 00:42:24

Description:

A Medium article suggests we stop trying to make everything perfect for our kids.

Can it be there was a Saturday Night Live parody Apple ad that Moltz hasn't seen?

Our thanks to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" for 20% off on a memory game or choose one of their many other picture options from puzzles to frames to magnets.

Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

And our thanks to ABCMouse.com, the early learning academy for kids 2-7 that has more than 7,000 reading, math and science learning activities for your child. Visit ABCMouse.com/TurnThisCar to get your first month free!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

116: My Connection is Better Than Yours

Jun 17, 2016 00:42:42

Description:

Airplane is a good movie.

Swift Playgrounds should be a good way for kids to spend the summer.

Human Resource Machine is more of a game but also teaches programming.

MIT's Scratch is a third way for kids to learn programming.

Our thanks to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" for 20% off on a memory game or choose one of their many other picture options from puzzles to frames to magnets.

And our thanks to ABCMouse.com, the early learning academy for kids 2-7 that has more than 7,000 reading, math and science learning activities for your child. Visit ABCMouse.com/TurnThisCar to get your first month free!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

115: Lex Pool Party

Jun 9, 2016 00:43:18

Description:

None of us is crazy about Amelia Bedelia.

Lex is OK with Frog and Toad but thinks one of them is a jerk.

Our thanks to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" for 20% off on a memory game or choose one of their many other picture options from puzzles to frames to magnets.

Our thanks also go out to Audible. Audible has books you can download and listen to on your iPhone, Kindle or Android device. Visit Audible.com/TTCA to get a free 30-day trial.

Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

And our thanks to ABCMouse.com, the early learning academy for kids 2-7 that has more than 7,000 reading, math and science learning activities for your child. Visit ABCMouse.com/TurnThisCar to get your first month free!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

114: Covered in Gorilla @#$%

Jun 3, 2016 00:36:37

Description:

Lex loved this year's Spelling Bee.

Sleep++ is an Apple Watch app Jon uses for sleep tracking.

Are you the last person on the Earth to hear about Chewbacca mom?

What about the Cincinnati gorilla?

Moltz and Jon are concerned the only Star Wars movie Lex has seen might be The Holiday Special.

Our thanks to the Amazon Kindle e-reader, a co-sponsor of the Scripts National Spelling Bee. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect no-strings-attached device for kids. Go to Amazon.com/KindleForKids to check out a great bundle deal.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save $500 on the Memorial Day bed! Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

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113: There's A Weird Switch Inside Me

May 25, 2016 00:58:57

Description:

Moltz was taught a messed up alphabet as a kid.

Jon is having quite the situation with his refrigerator.

Our thanks to the Amazon Kindle e-reader, a co-sponsor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect no-strings-attached device for kids. Go to Amazon.com/KindleForKids to check out a great bundle deal.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save 50% on limited edition beds and all mattresses are on sale! Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

112: Strategic Conquest

May 20, 2016 00:48:43

Description:

Jon's last name is Armstrong if you hadn't heard.

Lex still likes to play Excitebike.

Moltz wants to get the Midway Arcade figure for Lego Dimensions. I mean his kid does. His kid.

Super Mario Maker is a pretty cool game, too.

Moltz fondly remembers making levels for Marathon.

His favorite game of all time, though, is Myth.

A game the kids love is Track Mania Turbo.

Shufflepuck Cantina is an iOS game based on the classic game Shufflepuck Café.

In graduate school (yes, really), Moltz played many hours of Strategic Conquest.

Our thanks also to the

111: Harmonica Convergence

May 10, 2016 00:46:50

Description:

Lex waxes nostalgic about his 1990s wacky sound device.

Remember the Big Mouth Musical Singers? We do.

Polaroid has a new instant-print camera.

They also have a printer you can send pictures to right from your phone.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "CAR" to get 20 percent off your order.

Our thanks also to the Amazon Kindle e-reader, a co-sponsor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect no-strings-attached device for kids. Go to Amazon.com/KindleForKids to check out a great bundle deal.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

110: Littler Hitler

May 5, 2016 00:46:06

Description:

We make mention of Room, both the book and the movie.

Jon thinks the song The Mighty Rio Grande from the movie is pretty amazing.

We also mention the movie 127 Hours which somehow leads us to talking about cannibalism.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "CAR" to get 20 percent off your order.

Our thanks also to Enclosed, gorgeous and enticing panties for women. Visit Enclosed.com/car and get $25 off any of their subscription plans.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

109: Live on Tape from the TTCA Tower

Apr 27, 2016 01:17:54

Description:

Jon mentions the movie Tapeheads.

Lex's kids are getting into Minecraft, which Moltz wrote part of a book about.

Lex is considering getting a MAME cabinet for his basement.

People have some thoughts on how to make scrambled eggs appropriately.

Moltz's college roommate was on Malcolm in the Middle.

In the post show, Moltz and Jon geek out about Captain America: Civil War clips.

Our thanks to Universal Yums for sponsoring this episode. Universal Yums is a monthly box full of snacks from a new country every month. Go to UniversalYums.com/turning and sign up for as little as $13 a month. Use the code "TURNING" to get 15 percent off your first box!

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save 50% on limited edition beds and all mattresses are on sale! Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

108: Netflix and Dryl

Apr 22, 2016 00:44:13

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Moltz and Armstrong advise Lex to invest in a drone to track his children. They stand behind that solid parenting advice.

Leslie Blanchard's Huffington Post piece about what happened when she was afraid her daughter was being the bully.

Moltz's son used to play Roblox which Moltz isn't a fan of particularly.

Our thanks to Enclosed, gorgeous and enticing panties for women. Visit Enclosed.com/car and get $25 off any of their subscription plans.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

107: Sprained and Steampunk Dog

Apr 15, 2016 00:45:26

Description:

Lex's presence prevents Jon and Moltz from geeking out over the Doctor Strange trailer.

Moltz talks about his vacation in Long Beach, WA.

Tampopo is the best movie about ramen. Probably not for the kids.

Lex's son is doing some ads which causes us to bring up Jackie Coogan.

Lex and Jon both recommend Catastrophe.

Our thanks to Connected Camps for sponsoring this episode. Connected Camps offers online Minecraft camps that teach kids gameplay, construction, coding and how to good Internet citizens. Sign your child up for their Summer of Minecraft before the end of April to get the early bird price of just $95 AND get an additional 25 percent off with the code CAR25.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save 50% on limited edition beds and all mattresses are on sale! Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

106: How To Crush It At Disneyland

Apr 5, 2016 00:54:37

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Lex shares his family's schedule for their recent Disneyland trip. Spoiler alert: They crushed it. Here's the epic breakdown of schedule and some insights about FastPass usage. Day 1: 21 rides!! https://twitter.com/lexfri/status/714644838516264960 See the rest of this week's show notes here: http://turningthiscararound.com/post/142427314619/106-lex-kills-it-at-disneyland

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Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

105: Don't Insert Your Junk

Mar 31, 2016 00:51:00

Description:

Lex is at Disneyland this week so we are talking with very special guest Merlin Mann!

Author Peggy Orenstein has thoughts on how we talk to girls and sex.

Moltz has a complaint about iOS provisioning profiles.

Merlin recommends Cloak and 1Blocker.

What is it with kids' fascination with the closet of mystery?

Our thanks to Acronis for sponsoring this episode. Your stuff is invaluable and you should back it up. Really. And Acronis can get you there. Got to TrueImage.com/CAR and you'll get 30% off PLUS a bonus license for an additional computer.

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Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

104: Disney Cheese Dog

Mar 26, 2016 00:28:22

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Lex is on his way to Disneyland.

Moltz has questions about California Adventure.

Alaska flies Disney-themed planes. Lex is not riding one of those.

Lex is a fan of his keypad door locks.

Our thanks to Acronis for sponsoring this episode. Your stuff is invaluable and you should back it up. Really. And Acronis can get you there. Got to TrueImage.com/CAR and you'll get 30% off PLUS a bonus license for an additional computer.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save 50% on limited edition beds and all mattresses are on sale! Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Our thanks also to Wela, the place to get your financial life in order. Visit Wela.com/turning to take advantage of their tools to get financial advice and better manage your finances. Wela is free to use and has no minimums.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

103: Baby Tampy

Mar 15, 2016 00:44:41

Description:

Lin-Manuel Miranda worked on the music in Maz's bar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

If you have a daughter, consider making a first period kit.

California has raised the age for buying tobacco to 21.

Moltz and Jon like Firewatch.

Our thanks to Acronis for sponsoring this episode. Your stuff is invaluable and you should back it up. Really. And Acronis can get you there. Got to TrueImage.com/CAR and you'll get 30% off PLUS a bonus license for an additional computer.

Our thanks also to Wela, the place to get your financial life in order. Visit Wela.com/turning to take advantage of their tools to get financial advice and better manage your finances. Wela is free to use and has no minimums.

Our thanks also go to Harry's. Harry's sells premium shaving products for much less than those crappy blades that you have to get someone to unlock from a cabinet. Get $5 off your first order with coupon code "TTCA". Don't wait, get the shave you deserve.

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102: Zombies Inside Out

Mar 10, 2016 00:50:19

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You all know that Airborne is B.S., right?

Firewatch is a great game.

Lost Highway is a good movie. Neither of these are probably for the kids.

But Inside Out is.

There's a new trailer for Captain America: Civil War.

Jon's favorite non-Pixar animated film is Boxtrolls.

Of course, we all like Airplane! and The Naked Gun, but probably not for the kids.

Our thanks to Acronis for sponsoring this episode. Your stuff is invaluable and you should back it up. Really. And Acronis can get you there. Got to TrueImage.com/CAR and you'll get 30% off PLUS a bonus license for an additional computer.

Our thanks also to Wela, the place to get your financial life in order. Visit Wela.com/turning to take advantage of their tools to get financial advice and better manage your finances. Wela is free to use and has no minimums.

Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save 50% on limited edition beds and all mattresses are on sale! Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

101: Civics

Mar 4, 2016 00:48:04

Description:

Lex is away this week so Jon and Moltz start by talking about movie trailers. Surprise.

The trailer for the new Ghostbusters looks pretty good but has one problem that bugs us.

Jon is looking forward to Batman vs. Superman, Moltz is skeptical.

Jon has seen and recommends Deadpool, but it's clearly not for kids.

That taken care of, we move on to civics, like how to talk to your kids about Donald Trump.

Maybe someone should have had that conversation with Chris Christie.

Jon recommends The Whistlestop, a podcast on politics by John Dickerson.

Our thanks to Audible for sponsoring this episode. Go to Audible.com/ttca to get a 30-day trail absolutely free.

Our thanks also to Wela, the place to get your financial life in order. Visit Wela.com/turning to take advantage of their tools to get financial advice and better manage your finances. Wela is free to use and has no minimums.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

100: The Granny Situation

Feb 26, 2016 00:49:39

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It's the 100th episode and we have a cast of 1,000s lined up for, nah, it's just us.

Always remember to get off in Crackton.

What else would we talk about on our 100th episode than Anita Hill.

That Liam sure likes Uptown Funk.

Mouth.com may sound like a porn site but it's not. Well, liquor and bacon porn, maybe.

And now, some jazz.

Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save 50% on limited edition beds and all mattresses are on sale! Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

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99: Designated Lunch Packer

Feb 18, 2016 00:48:28

Description:

Please enjoy the Jurassic Park theme song done on the melodica.

Lex's son is getting a karaoke machine for his birthday, perhaps one like this.

We talk about school lunches and food allergy rules (links are not necessarily endorsements, we support keeping kids with allergies safe unlike those OTHER dadcasts).

Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save 50% on limited edition beds and all mattresses are on sale! Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Our thanks also to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent (!!!) if you use promo code "TTCA".

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

98: Frothy

Feb 12, 2016 00:43:01

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This week we talk about timeouts and breakfasts.

As mentioned on previous episodes, Moltz's son is fond of omurice.

Lex may be reigniting an open relationship with Brian.

Our thanks this week to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Check out Sleep Number's temperature-balancing pillow. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Our thanks also to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent (!!!) if you use promo code "TTCA".

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

97: Lapsitter Thingmaker

Feb 4, 2016 00:40:33

Description:

Here's your overblown parenting article of the week, this one about child prodigies.

Here's a funny video that involves quantum mechanics, chess, Ant-Man, Stephen Hawking and Bill and Ted. Seriously.

Little Bits looks pretty cool.

Snap Circuits are also cool.

When we were coming up, though, it was all Elencos.

When we weren't huffing fumes from our Creepy Crawler Thing Maker, that is.

Behold! The dark secret of Brian REVEALED! Not creepy at all.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

96: Four Holes for Your Butts

Jan 29, 2016 00:46:15

Description:

Here's a story sort of about a dad getting arrested for taking away his daughter's iPhone but there's more going on.

Some smart kids have a plan on how the oceans can clean themselves.

Finally, Brian, beloved by all some, returns to the show in a surprise turn of events that terrifies Moltz and Armstrong.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "CAR" to get 20 percent off your order.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

95: FIreplaces are B.S.

Jan 23, 2016 00:45:11

Description:

Here's an article on parenting. We don't really talk about it very much in this episode.

Here's how to build an upside down fire.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America says Duraflame logs are safe but Moltz doesn't buy it.

Make sure your chimney doesn't get critters like raccoons.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Check out Sleep Number's temperature-balancing pillow. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

94: Enema Time

Jan 15, 2016 00:48:16

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Lex is enjoying him some Slimfast and they're not even a sponsor.

Jon and Moltz are more into Bulleit.

We wonder about the safety of kids drinking caffeine but the big problems seem to be soda and energy drinks, not necessarily coffee or tea.

Adele's carpool karaoke is pretty good.

Ladies and gentlemen, the poop stuck in my butt song.

And, to follow that up, here's Emily Mandelbaum singing Let Me Poop to the tune of Let It Go.

Camelback Resort has some serious water slides.

The Moltzes, however, are going to Great Wolf Lodge.

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Check out Sleep Number's temperature-balancing pillow. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

93: Lex's Last Dance

Jan 8, 2016 00:55:10

Description:

Moltz quotes the movie Top Secret.

Some of our kids are going through changes.

Jon's daughters plays Tapple and Telestrations.

Moltz's family is currently playing Ticket To Ride.

Second Step is a bullying prevention program which is probably better than giving your kid a flame thrower.

Moltz's family enjoys their Shakespearean insult bandages.

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Check out Sleep Number's temperature-balancing pillow. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

92: The Lex Awakens

Dec 24, 2015 01:15:48

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NOTE: There is a special, holiday Star Wars aftershow, where spoilers to Star Wars, Episode 7, The Force Awakens, are shared. After the end theme plays, you should not listen if you want to remain pure.

Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA".

Our thanks as well to Home Chef. Home Chef delivers fresh, high-quality and pre-portioned ingredients so you eliminate wasted groceries. Visit homechef.com and use code "TTCA" at checkout for a free dinner for two with your first purchase.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

91: Snowball(ing)

Dec 17, 2015 01:02:32

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Patton Oswalt's Star Wars filibuster is a must-see.

The Chevy Malibu Classic Moltz grew up driving looked almost exactly like this one.

The record store Moltz worked in during the '80s is still there You cannot buy pot there. Never could.

Jon attended a dance called The Snowball.

Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA".

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Check out Sleep Number's temperature-balancing pillow. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

90: A Very Chomsky Christmas

Dec 11, 2015 00:57:00

Description:

No Lex this week, he's still on vacation.

Jon's daughters are fans of Little Big Planet.

Moltz's son is hoping to get Lego Dimensions this year.

Moltz will, sadly, not be playing Star Wars Battlefront on a shiny new Playstation 4 this year.

Moltz reminisces about March of the Wooden Soldiers which he feels is what a joke in this Simpsons episode is based on.

There's yet another trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Carrie Fisher did a terrific interview on Good Morning America.

This brings us to an Ewok-themed t-shirt.

If you're looking for something indescribably for that special someone, try some art by Brandon Bird (not a sponsor, we're just fans). Check out Bad Day On The High Sea, for example. Or Winter Wonderland.

Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA".

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Check out Sleep Number's temperature-balancing pillow. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

89: Stereotypically Lex

Dec 4, 2015 00:39:35

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The Moltzes played Settlers of Catan on Thanksgiving. The Friedmans played Pop 5.

Moltz misspoke in the episode. The game his wife and son played was Cover Your Assets, not Protect Your Assets.

Jon suggests getting people underwear and other items.

Moltz has still not seen Inside Out.

Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA".

Our thanks also to OurPact, the free and easy way to take control of your kids' screen time. Block, schedule and grant access from the OurPact app. Get it today and start guiding your kids' mobile device usage by going to OurPact.com/CAR.

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Check out Sleep Number's temperature-balancing pillow. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

88: Thankful for being born

Nov 26, 2015 00:53:06

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Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA".

Our thanks also to OurPact, the free and easy way to take control of your kids' screen time. Block, schedule and grant access from the OurPact app. Get it today and start guiding your kids' mobile device usage by going to OurPact.com/CAR.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

87: Record Breaking Prostate

Nov 19, 2015 00:50:12

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Lex and Jon are fans of Rocksmith, which is not an advertiser.

Harrison Ford surprised some fans on Skype, unfortunately none of them were us.

Hey, who likes purity balls? There's nothing weird about them.

When talking to your kids about sex, you can go Focus on the Family or Planned Parenthood.

At what age should you talk to your kids about The Snuggie Sutra?

Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA".

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Sleep Number's dual air technology and sleep monitoring (there's an app!) give you the best sleep you've ever had. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Our thanks also to OurPact, the free and easy way to take control of your kids' screen time. Block, schedule and grant access from the OurPact app. Get it today and start guiding your kids' mobile device usage by going to OurPact.com/CAR.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

86: Guitar Shopping

Nov 13, 2015 00:51:39

Description:

Moltz is away this week and we invite listeners to send some good energy and thoughts his way. Everybody should be fine. Unless they are not.

The correct pronunciation of pedagogy. TL;DR: the long and short o sound are acceptable.

Lex and Jon have a conversation about Math homework and the Common Core, both of which are the bane of parents throughout the known universe. Jon references this article on Medium about how a student showed the correct answer, but an incorrect methodology.

Lex is having doubts about his sordid past, namely The Snuggie Sutra, posted here in a tacky, sad way. We aren't above sad and tacky.

Lex and Jon talk about piano lessons, benefits of staying with an instrument through high school. Horrible dad jokes are exchanged. Shopping ensues.

Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA".

Our thanks also to Our Pact, a free (yes!) app that allows parents to schedule screen time on iOS devices. No catches! No in app purchases!

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Sleep Number's dual air technology and sleep monitoring (there's an app!) give you the best sleep you've ever had. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

85: Helloween

Nov 7, 2015 00:50:44

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For reference, here's Liam as a restricted motion pumpkin.

Jon is not a fan of Five Nights At Freddy's. Children, however, seem to like it.

Kids also like Disney's Descendants.

Lex's Olaf pumpkin is a little messed up. The Minion is a little better.

Lex is a fan of the Inside-Out Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

Not everyone should look at Moltz's Halloween mustache.

Here's Lex as Mr. Incredible.

Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA".

Our thanks as well to Framebridge the best way to get your photos and artwork framed for less. Prices start at just $39 and are up to 70 percent cheaper than traditional framing stores. Listeners will get 15 percent off their first order AND free shipping when you use the code "KIDS". ONLY AVAILABLE THIS WEEK! RUN!

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Sleep Number's dual air technology and sleep monitoring (there's an app!) give you the best sleep you've ever had. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

84: Holy My Goodness

Oct 30, 2015 00:42:01

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This week we start by talking about how you talk to your kids about an uncertain future.

Moltz is the only one who took his kid to The Martian, which has swearing and is suspenseful but not terrifying. Unfortunately, the trailers before it for Crimson Peak and The Forest are terrifying.

Lex approves of the trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, which is getting decent reviews.

Lex recounts his kids watching The Princess Bride.

The big take-away from Back to the Future is that a boy kisses his mom.

We also talk about swearing!

Lex would like you to consider visiting Cheeburger Cheeburger.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "CAR" to get 20 percent off your order.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

83a: The Force is Calling

Oct 22, 2015 00:50:29

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Lex is absent on this very special episode of Turning This Car Around where Moltz and Armstrong let The Force in by talking about the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Moltz mentions the tweetfest of @drance about the Star Wars trailer which is conveniently archived on Storify. A lot of the feels are shared.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

83: Star Wars Schtick

Oct 22, 2015 00:55:09

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We spend most of this episode talking about the new Star Wars trailer because kids.

Lex doesn't like Star Wars that much but he super likes Spaceballs.

Then we spend some time talking about Mel Brooks movies.

LATE BREAKING NEWS: Our data team has this to report.

Lex bought his daughter Clue but it wasn't this one.

Lex's favorite movie is My Cousin Vinny.

We discuss the biggest movies of all time.

Our thanks to Tales Untold, an app featuring original episodic audio stories for young kids. Perfect for the car, bedtime, airtime, any time your kids need entertainment and you don't want them staring at a screen. Check 'em out at TalesUntold.com/ttca.

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Sleep Number's dual air technology and sleep monitoring (there's an app!) give you the best sleep you've ever had. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

And thanks as well to FanDuel, the leader in one-week fantasy football with more winners and more payouts than any other site. Go to FanDuel.com and click on the microphone in the upper right hand corner. Use the code "TURNING" and sign up now. Fanduel, where every day is a new season.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

82: Dad Boner

Oct 16, 2015 00:46:50

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Jon starts off by talking about Magnolia. Lex talks about Neil Flynn and West Wing. Moltz talks about The Martian.

Jon's vote for best 3D movie goes to The Edge of Tomorrow.

This is a movie podcast, right?

Jon took a trip down the Green River as a kid but it wasn't this Green River.

Moltz's dad claims to have been one of the first people to drive on The New Jersey Turnpike.

Lex talks about Randy Pausch's last lecture.

Lex not actually so fondly remembers Guess Who.

Moltz doesn't care if he sees Steve Jobs.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "CAR" to get 20 percent off your order.

Our thanks also to Tales Untold, an app featuring original episodic audio stories for young kids. Perfect for the car, bedtime, airtime, any time your kids need entertainment and you don't want them staring at a screen. Check 'em out at TalesUntold.com/ttca.

And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Sleep Number's dual air technology and sleep monitoring (there's an app!) give you the best sleep you've ever had. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

81: 17 Inches of Dangling Hell

Oct 9, 2015 00:49:04

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We start out by talking about names. Lex's kids all happen to have analogs in the Joss Whedon universe. Sierra was almost Sienna if not for Sienna Miller.

One of Jon's daughters is kind of named after character in The Wire.

Apropos of nothing, we're all fans of Daniel Craig.

Lex recounts the premise of Grandfathered which, other than looking at John Stamos, is not great.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

80: Figurative Hole in the Ground

Oct 3, 2015 00:46:34

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80: Figurative Hole in the Ground by Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong

79: Lex's Sleep Patterns

Sep 26, 2015 00:43:15

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This week we kick it off by trying to figure out if our kids have any idea what it is we do. We also catch up on the school year to date. We also talk about homework. And we don't really have any links for this.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

Our thanks also to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Sleep Number's dual air technology and sleep monitoring (there's an app!) give you the best sleep you've ever had. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really).

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

78: GWAR

Sep 19, 2015 00:42:25

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We start by talking about Ahmed Mohamed, the teen charged for bringing a clock to school.

Moltz got several of the details wrong, but Florida teen Kiera Wilmot was not as fortunate.

The mayor of the town where Ahmed Mohamed goes to school is very concerned about Sharia law.

We then ask the important questions like "At what age should you teach your kids about Gwar?"

Our thanks this week to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Subscribed at LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" to save $3.

And thanks as well to FanDuel, the leader in one-week fantasy football with more winners and more payouts than any other site. Go to FanDuel.com and click on the microphone in the upper right hand corner. Use the code "TURNING" and sign up now. For every dollar you deposit, FanDuel will match it with up to two hundred bucks that get earned as you play. (Offer good for the first 50 people.) Fanduel, where every day is a new season.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

77: Back in Time

Sep 12, 2015 00:59:35

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Lex is away this week so first Jon and Moltz discuss the new iPad Pro, Apple TV and iPhones because they have apparently forgotten the theme of this podcast.

Apple's new upgrade program looks pretty good.

Then the trailer for a new documentary on "Back to the Future" causes them to... go back in time and reminisce about classic receivers and stereo equipment.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "CAR" to get 20 percent off your order.

And thanks as well to FanDuel, the leader in one-week fantasy football with more winners and more payouts than any other site. Go to FanDuel.com and click on the microphone in the upper right hand corner. Use the code "TURNING" and sign up now. For every dollar you deposit, FanDuel will match it with up to two hundred bucks that get earned as you play. (Offer good for the first 50 people.) Fanduel, where every day is a new season.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

76: Nobody Has Sex in Pennsylvania

Sep 4, 2015 00:44:05

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This week we tell our car stories.

Sponsor Loot Crate is giving away THE MOST IMPORTANT OBJECT IN THE UNIVERSE. Is that The Glaive or The Infinity Guantlet?

California is requiring self-driving vehicles have manual controls.

Jon fondly remembers his VW Rabbit.

Moltz loved his mom's Saab 900 and his dad's BMW 2002. His Acura Integra got stolen once.

Lex will not drive the baby sitter home lest he go through what Homer Simpson did.

In New Jersey you can't have an unrestricted driver's license until age 18.

Lex talks about his trip to Dutch Wonderland and Turkey Hill.

Our thanks this week to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Subscribed at LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" to save $3.

And thanks as well to FanDuel, the leader in one-week fantasy football with more winners and more payouts than any other site. Go to FanDuel.com and click on the microphone in the upper right hand corner. Use the code "TURNING" and sign up now. For every dollar you deposit, FanDuel will match it with up to two hundred bucks that get earned as you play. (Offer good for the first 50 people.) Fanduel, where every day is a new season.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

75: Very Real, Very Estate

Aug 27, 2015 00:38:17

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Jonathan Mann and Lex did a duet.

One of Jon's old places had vermiculite in it.

Moltz's area has toxic soil!

If anyone wants to join the show Slack room, here it is

Our thanks also to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent (!!!) on your first month if you use promo code "TTCA".

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74: Scared Straight-ish

Aug 25, 2015 00:54:26

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Here's the reading for the day: Most Parenting Advice Is Worthless, So Here's Some Parenting Advice."

Here's a good book on minimalist parenting called "Minimalist Parenting".

So, take it easy and learn to play craps with your kid.

Jon recently enjoyed some quality time with his daughter playing the Lego Movie game.

The parents in this YouTube video are not spending quality time with their daughters.

It's like Scared Straight but much more horrible.

Lex's daughter is a fan of the Hopscotch app.

Jon reminisces about Parenthood and both he and Lex say "NO!" to Bratz.

Back to the Future has a surprising amount of swearing and sexual assault.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

Our thanks also to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent (!!!) on your first month if you use promo code "TTCA".

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

73: Illegalize It

Aug 14, 2015 00:47:15

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Hey, kids, who wants drugs?!

Lex has apparently seen White Men Can't Jump which is weird.

Lex took his kids to Diggerland and they did not do drugs there.

Jon and Lex recommend Super High Me. Probably not for the kids, though.

Set a good example for your kids by eating broccoli in front of them. But not cauliflower.

Our thanks this week to James Patterson. A reluctant reader himself and the father of a reluctant reader, Patterson advocates getting kids into books by listening to them. Audible is partnering with Patterson to recommend titles that parents and kids can listen to together. Go to Audible.com/Patterson and check it out.

Our thanks also to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent (!!!) if you use promo code "TTCA".

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

72: Death and Underwear

Aug 8, 2015 00:44:06

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First we check our underwear before checking in on camp experiences.

Here's the last ride you'll ever love, it's the rollercoaster of death. It's no DeathCoaster.

The story of a retired nurse who decided to end her life while healthy in her 70s inspires us to talk about end-of-life planning.

Speaking of camp, Wet, Hot American Summer is nuts.

Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

71: Location, Location, Location

Jul 31, 2015 00:52:52

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This week we talk about REAL ESTATE.

We hate to be the ones to deliver this news but Ann Rule has passed away.

Moltz recommends this recipe for pork, onion and chili pepper stir fry.

Big news: The Midroll has been acquired by Scripps and we aren't all rich because of this. One of us has more money, but probably isn't rich as far as we know.

Somehow this is an excuse for us to discuss Shomer Shabbat.

Lex's daughter enjoyed her first Weird Al Yankovic concert.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

70: Liam! Liam! Liam!

Jul 23, 2015 00:47:14

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It's summer and we all wish we had machines that spray on sunscreen.

If you open your mouth in the machine you can be shiny and chrome.

Jon and Lex speak fondly of Global Entry, if you know what I mean.

Moltz saw Mad Max: Fury Road while his family was away. Good movie, not for kids, really.

Lex talks about the Kidz Bop version of Honey, I'm Good.

Lex and Jon obliquely discuss Inside Out because Moltz hasn't seen it.

Moltz has canceled his beach trip but it's not because of tsunamis.

Some interesting thoughts on screen addiction here.

Lex took his kids to see some real fricking dinosaurs. They also got to see Danny Weinkauf who is a huge fan of Lex's son.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

69: Drinking Up to a New Level

Jul 17, 2015 00:37:08

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Moltz is recovering from his first night with the wife and son away so please be respectful and listen to this episode quietly.

We spend a bit of time discussing whether or not college is worth it. Here is a link to a piece that discusses the same thing.

Our advertiser sprays you in the face with a firehose of great magazine and one of them is an issue of Entrepreneur featuring Turning This Car Around's very own Alexander Freedmund.

Lex discusses the intricate world of cruise ship liquor packages.

Would you let your child eat the KFChizza?

Our thanks to Next Issue for sponsoring this episode. Next issue is the newstand for you mobile device. For a monthly fee, you get an all you can read subscription to all their magazines (think Netflix for magazines). Time, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Consumer Reports, everything you want to read, they have. Sign up today to get an extended free trial.

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68: Ball Pit Full of Bunnies

Jul 8, 2015 00:53:24

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This week we talk about Jon's family vacation and Moltz's week alone as Lex slides in and out of our space/time continuum.

Jon is back from a week of driving the 2015 Ford Transit XL. And vacation.

He also saw Circus Smirkus and recommends it.

Jon and Lex both recommend Inside Out. Moltz may go see it on his own. His son isn't keen on animated movies these days but still wants to go to Legoland.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

67: This Ain't SeaWorld, Grandma

Jul 2, 2015 00:47:17

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This episode was recorded a few weeks back but it's about summer plans so it's a good time for a gut check.

Jon recommends sea-bands for car sickness. Aren't those car-bands?

Lex's family is going to Dutch Wonderland and Hershey Park.

The Dutch Wonderland dragon may be a ripoff of Figment.

Later in the year, Lex's kids may go to an indoor water park like Great Wolf Lodge but not Great Wolf Lodge, Aquatopia.

A large part of the episode is about sneaking booze onto cruises. And for that we recommend Rum Runner flasks. You can get them on Amazon along with Shampbooze.

But don't drink Beer-Enriched Body on Tap, no matter what Kim Basinger says.

Then Jon and Moltz wax poetic about the lovely ladies of the 1970s like Lauren Tewes and Maren Jensen. And then the original Battlestar Galactica. And Lex talks about his love for Courtney Thorne-Smith. We're very sorry. Not really.

The kids in the cabin Moltz was chaperoning a few months back talked about their love of the women of Pokemon.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

66: Bill O'Reilly Parts

Jun 26, 2015 00:43:52

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This week we talk about Father's Day and so much more.

We all agree that the guitar solo is a lost art.

For Father's Day, Jon and Moltz were both planning on going to the movies, Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World, respectively. Lex expected to get an Eagles-related gift.

For Father's Day, Moltz did get chain saw but it didn't work out and is going back.

WTF had Barack Obama on but we've only ever had John Gruber.

The statistical-like people say that screen time is not so bad for kids. Yay, we're all winners!

If it makes it into the episode, here are some links for Dance Party USA and Club MTV.

Our thanks this week to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Go to LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" to save $3 off any subscription.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

65: Sacrificial Phil

Jun 18, 2015 00:52:28

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This week we talk about the sacrifices parents make.

First, as some FU, Jon and Moltz's ideas for a reboot of The Rockford Files was favorited by Jim Garner's daughter.

Moltz sacrificed being at the live episode of The Talk Show at WWDC.

Jon discusses a study showing younger siblings are more likely to be gay which has probably been debunked since then.

Lex bought his kids a refurbished iPad mini because he loves them.

Jon's girls play Goat Simulator and Moltz is Goat Simulator-curious.

We spend a few minutes talking about the various models of iPads.

Does Not Commute is also a great game.

Our thanks this week to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Go to LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" to save $3 off any subscription.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

64: Middle School Means No Bare Shoulders

Jun 12, 2015 00:50:45

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This week we talk about middle school.

Sometimes a kid in middle school might have to spend a night in the box.

Middle schools may have dress codes and sometimes they're ridiculous.

Moltz's son had to learn that a school report should not be written in the style of E. E. Cummings

Jon's middle school swimming pool experience explains so much. So very much.

Our thanks this week to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Go to LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" to save $3 off any subscription.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

63: Summer Family Movie Blockbuster Edition

Jun 6, 2015 00:58:02

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Lex is away so we talk about summer television and movie-watching. Or something like that.

First we talk about illness and how Moltz can't see Felix the Cat or Heckle and Jeckle.

Jon and Moltz both fondly remember General Hospital's heyday.

Both of their moms were into As The World Turns.

Jon and Moltz were both a little weirded out by Mr. Roger's Neighborhood even though the man was a saint.

Have you seen the Thriller video? Talk about cultural touchstones. Which is what we're doing.

Speaking of things with Vincent Price, Moltz fondly remember Dialing for Dollars to call.

Moltz talks about Age of Ultron.

Other summer movies for nerds and their middle-school kids are The Fantastic Four, Ant-Man and maybe Jurassic World. We had hopes for Tomorrowland but it didn't get reviewed all that well. The Poltergeist reboot is probably for older kids, if it passes muster.

If you're confused about who controls what Marvel properties, here's a good diagram.

Jon and Moltz envision a reboot of The Rockford Files starring Sam Rockwell.

Moltz doesn't praise Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but he does praise Kyle MacLachlan in it.

For younger kids, Inside Out looks good.

Moltz still hasn't seen Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Star Wars trailer brings up the subject of prequel fan edits.

Did you know Jonathan Frakes worked as Captain America back in the 1970s?

Captain America: Civil War hasn't been filmed yet but seems already like it's got too many characters in it.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

62: Blood Coaster

May 28, 2015 00:48:04

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This week we talk about going away. Also coming back.

Jon talks about his trip to the Faroe Islands.

Jon recommends the San Francisco Exploratorium when in "Frisco".

It seems like every time we talk about travel we end up talking about theme parks and this time is no different. We all love The Tower of Terror because it's awesome.

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is OK but less awesome.

Lex is taking his kids to Diggerland USA. You read that right.

Moltz once took his son to the Philadelphia Mint and he loved it.

Our thanks to Next Issue for sponsoring this episode. Next issue is the newstand for you mobile device. For a monthly fee, you get an all you can read subscription to all their magazines (think Netflix for magazines). Time, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Consumer Reports, everything you want to read, they have. Sign up today to get an extended free trial.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

61: Learning and Some Hugging

May 18, 2015 00:40:59

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This week's episode is, sadly, Moltz-free. Jon and Lex do their best to talk about decisions parents face when a child performs well educationally. And then there is hugging.

Lex's accelerated/special learning included a lot of Tangram work.

Jon mentioned ELP, the Utah equivalent of New Jersey's Primary Enrichment Program (PEP). For the record, this is called "Extended Learning Program".

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

60: Apple Watching Kids

May 6, 2015 00:40:14

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This week we talk about Apple Watches and kids. Also what you'll keep of your kids art.

Moltz tells a story about a loose dog which makes him thing of The Incredible Journey. The book and the movie but not this version of the movie.

Lex and Moltz tell Jon all about their Apple Watches.

Jon makes a reference to a song by the Cure that Lex and Moltz don't get.

Speaking of music, check out Innocence and Despair an album recorded at The Langley Schools back in the 1970s. It's kids singing adult songs. Try Desperado. Hearing a little girl sing "Your prison is walking through this world all alone" is pretty cool.

While talking about kid art, somehow the Starsky and Hutch car comes up.

Don't stick around for our discussion of men's leather underwear. But they make great Mothers Day gifts.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

59: Let's Get Physical. Or not.

Apr 23, 2015 00:50:51

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Moltz is ridiculously mad about the Apple Watch ordering situation. He's pretty sure that two-thirds of listeners have ordered an Apple Watch.

But the real subject of this week's episode is physical education and some about games. And camp. Anyhow.

Lex's daughter plays Newcomb, a version of volleyball.

Moltz's son recently earned his purple belt.

Somehow we learn about whether or not Passover and Easter have to happen about the same time.

Moltz and Jon are fans of Taco Time, which Moltz uses as a reward for karate time.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

58: 5th Grade Camp

Apr 18, 2015 00:50:34

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This week Moltz relates his experience at camp. This camp, to be precise.

Jon expresses his love for all things Wes Anderson like Grand Budapest Hotel and, pertinent to this conversation, Moonrise Kingdom. He's also a fan of Boyhood, although that's not Wes Anderson.

Moltz keeps bringing up Daredevil.

Moltz also reminisces about his childhood experience at camp. This camp, to be precise.

Cody makes an appearance and Lex would like you to know there is some evidence that you shouldn't neuter your pet too early.

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57: I'm Conflicted At This Moment

Apr 11, 2015 00:32:27

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Today's show features a Moltz-free zone where Jon and Lex talk about parenting and stuff. And we hope Moltz is surviving camp.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

56: Musical Camp

Apr 4, 2015 00:49:01

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This week we talk about the theater.

Lex likes Little Shop of Horrors. But his favorite stage production is The Book of Mormon. Jon likes The Elephant Man. Moltz picks Camelot.

Jon was in Dracula. Moltz was in Antigone.

What this has to do with parenting is anyone's guess.

Jon's daughters have seen Mary Poppins and Lex's daughter has seen Matilda. Moltz's son doesn't want to sit still that long.

THIS JUST IN: Turning This Car Around stats.

Lex's daughter has her own web site and it's awesome.

Our thanks to WealthFront, the automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. It automatically rebalances your portfolio and re-invests your dividends, all commission-free. Visit WealthFront.com/ttca to invest your first $10,000 for free.

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#55: Lexless

Mar 28, 2015 00:57:46

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No Lex this week, so Jon and Moltz talk about learning how to drink, "Dad voice", collecting things and Jon's advice on how to scan old negatives using Legos.

There's a brief diversion about our old Macs, including the Centris 660AV and the old Mac Pro and the 2007 iMac.

Moltz and his son did their first Meerkat which was of them playing Beanboozled.

Nerds that we are, we lean a little earlier on when to get kids a smartphone.

We wish that Apple's Family Sharing worked well enough to use but it doesn't yet.

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Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

54: Free Range Parenting

Mar 21, 2015 00:48:08

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It's an all-scare-tactics episode as we talk about THE DANGER THAT LURKS FOR CHILDREN EVERYWHERE.

If Kimmy Schmidt can get abducted, it can happen to anyone, right?

Except it turn out it's really rare and much rarer than people think.

Still, parents are cited for letting their kids walk a mile alone. It's madness.

Instead of investigating parents who let their kids walk home alone they should be investigating things like Motherboy.

Our thanks this week to Bluum. Bluum sends a monthly box of five full-sized high-value products that are perfectly suited to your child's age, gender and stage of development. The retail value of the products always exceeds the monthly subscription fee. They only send products that are relevant to your child right now because you can customize what you receive. A baby needs three things: Mom, dad and Bluum. Go to bluum.com/turning and use promo code "CAR40" for 40 percent off the first month of all plans.

Our thanks also to WealthFront, the automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. It automatically rebalances your portfolio and re-invests your dividends, all commission-free. Visit WealthFront.com/ttca to invest your first $10,000 for free.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

53: The Random Show

Mar 14, 2015 00:47:21

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We start by talking about the Apple Watch and new MacBooks because we're dads who are also nerds.

Good news Minecraft fans! Mojang will soon be shipping its own Java with Minecraft so you don't need Oracle's tarted up version.

If you want your kids to learn programming and other stuff through Minecraft, check out MinecraftEDU which provides support services from schools to use Minecraft and LearnToMod which is an introduction to programming mods for kids.

Lex then explains Kidz Bop which is either a great way to introduce kids to music they otherwise shouldn't listen to or a damn nightmare, depending on your point of view. Richard Cheese's covers are better but not kid-friendly. The Jonathan Coulton cover of Baby Got Back is not for kids, either. Can't Touch This is probably OK.

To continue the stream of consciousness of this episode, we mention the next season of Community and Daredevil on Netflix and a bunch of other stuff. But check out this Daredevil trailer. Looks good.

Hank is reading The Martian even though it has a lot of swear words in it and will probably go see the movie.

Somehow we get back to the Apple Watch but this time talk about Every Mother Counts and Jon's connection to it and Christy Turlington Burns who has an Apple Watch and you don't.

Our thanks this week to Bluum. Bluum sends a monthly box of five full-sized high-value products that are perfectly suited to your child's age, gender and stage of development. The retail value of the products always exceeds the monthly subscription fee. They only send products that are relevant to your child right now because you can customize what you receive. A baby needs three things: Mom, dad and Bluum. Go to bluum.com/turning and use promo code "CAR40" for 40 percent off the first month of all plans.

Our thanks also to WealthFront, the automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. It automatically rebalances your portfolio and re-invests your dividends, all commission-free. Visit WealthFront.com/ttca to invest your first $10,000 for free.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

52: Performance Anxiety

Mar 6, 2015 00:49:14

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Let's talk about performances. Music, plays and kicking ass.

First we talk about the weather. There's so much snow on the east coast planes are sliding off the runways but in Washington state there isn't enough snow on the volcano to play in.

Jon's daughter just nailed a recital.

Moltz's son doesn't like performing much anymore unless it's breaking boards.

Certain faiths might help you get used to public speaking.

The Parental Guilt Industrial Complex is run by Barbara Streisand.

Speaking of performances, Pee Wee Herman is coming back.

Our thanks this week to Bluum. Bluum sends a monthly box of five full-sized high-value products that are perfectly suited to your child's age, gender and stage of development. The retail value of the products always exceeds the monthly subscription fee. They only send products that are relevant to your child right now because you can customize what you receive. A baby needs three things: Mom, dad and Bluum. Go to bluum.com/turning and use promo code "CAR40" for 40 percent off the first month of all plans.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

51: The Hard Questions

Mar 1, 2015 00:41:20

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This week we talk about explaining the hard things, like death.

Jon knows some girls who are literalists like Amelia Bedelia or Drax the Destroyer. Sometimes explanations get hard.

Lex uses Dead Man's Switch which will send out pre-written emails in the event of his untimely demise.

This whole episode is a real downer.

Our thanks this week to Bluum. Bluum sends a monthly box of five full-sized high-value products that are perfectly suited to your child's age, gender and stage of development. The retail value of the products always exceeds the monthly subscription fee. They only send products that are relevant to your child right now because you can customize what you receive. A baby needs three things: Mom, dad and Bluum. Go to bluum.com/turning and use promo code "CAR40" for 40 percent off the first month of all plans.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

50: Fears and Dogs

Feb 21, 2015 00:45:24

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This week we talk about fears. Eventually. Sometimes you just start a podcast and then you figure out what it's about during the podcast.

Jon recounts a treatment he's heard of for OCD.

Lex's daughter is considering donating her hair and if your or someone you know is doing that, go with Pantene Beautiful Lengths rather than Locks of Love.

Moltz's son is not a fan of loud noises and he helpfully tried to pass that along to Scott Simpson's son.

Our thanks to Fracture for sponsoring this week's episode. Fracture prints your photographs directly on glass. It's like hanging your iPad on the wall. Colors pop and it comes ready to hang. We're Fracture customers and you should be too. Go to their web site and use the code "TTCA" for 15 percent off.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

49: And his name shall be Cody

Feb 14, 2015 00:53:07

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Dogs, dogs, dogs.

Lex is getting a new dog. This dog, to be specific.

Jon recommends The Art of Raising a Puppy. Lex and Moltz aren't so sure.

Moltz recommends a squirt bottle for raising a dog.

Uber for puppies is a thing.

Jon offers a cautionary tale about Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

If you don't want a dog, you might get away with getting your kid a Fur Real.

Our thanks to Fracture for sponsoring this week's episode. Fracture prints your photographs directly on glass. It's like hanging your iPad on the wall. Colors pop and it comes ready to hang. We're Fracture customers and you should be too. Go to their web site and use the code "TTCA" for 15 percent off.

Our thanks also to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Go to LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" to save $3 on any subscription.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

48: Anal Vacuuming Technique

Feb 7, 2015 00:46:13

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This week we talk about chores.

Jon rudely brings up the last five minutes of the Superbowl.

This episode is not brought to you by Febreze, Swiffer or the shredding industry but it might as well have been because those are good chores for kids.

Moltz doesn't recall having to clean up his Star Trek action figures when he was a kid.

Jon used to vacuum every time a Senator Jake Garn came over.

Moltz's kid likes to help cook, particularly if it's omurice.

Our thanks to Fracture for sponsoring this week's episode. Fracture prints your photographs directly on glass. It's like hanging your iPad on the wall. Colors pop and it comes ready to hang. We're Fracture customers and you should be too. Go to their web site and use the code "TTCA" for 15 percent off.

Our thanks also to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Go to LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" to save $3 on any subscription.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

47: Rabbit Poop

Jan 24, 2015 00:47:21

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This week we talk about pets because we're so sick of talking about kids.

Moltz recommends guinea pigs as small pets but his info on bedding is out of date and backwards. There's not conclusive evidence, but you probably shouldn't use either pine or cedar shavings but should use fleece or paper.

It's important to learn the difference between rabbit poop and brown Sixlets.

Guinea pigs and rabbits have to eat their own poop because... well, they just do.

Jon has also owned dogs, the Internet-famous Chuck and Coco.

If you're in LA, Jon recommends Animal Crackers.

This episode is not brought to you by Nature's Miracle but it should have been.

Lex wants to get a Morkie.

Here's a picture of Moltz's dog when they first met him. Moltz believes poodles look better with the puppy haircut which is to say no haircut. Here's Grant in action as a pup. That video also features Hank with a Salvador Dali mustache. (Some of these Flickr links weren't working in Safari for some reason, but do work in Chrome.)

If you have a poodle, sometimes you have to overcompensate in his dress.

Training is as much for the humans as it is for the dog.

Always agree with your spouse on what kind of haircut the dog will have before he goes to the groomer or you might end up with this.

If you do get a dog and you totally should because what else are you doing, get the dog this squirrel thing.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

46: Vomit Jelly Beans

Jan 16, 2015 00:54:02

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We start with a discussion of hygiene and then move into more game talk.

The Armstrong kids (and Jon) enjoy a nice game of Tripoley or Apples to Apples. The Friedmans like Blokus and Jishaku and the Moltzes like Risk and Sushi Go.

We also reminisce about Green Stamps. Jon and Moltz do, anyway.

Jon likes The Last of Us which is decidedly not for the kids.

Pee-Wee's Playhouse on the other hand, is great for all ages. As is The Tick animated series.

For some reason we also discuss Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans.

Our thanks this week to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Go to LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" to save 10 percent on any subscription.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

45: Happy Puberty

Jan 7, 2015 00:44:43

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First we review our respective holidays.

Lex has seen and recommends Boyhood.

Jon has some choice words for the people who took down the Playstation Network on Christmas. So instead of playing Minecraft, they played the LEGO Movie game.

Lex talks about some troubles playing Minecraft on the Kano. The Friedmans also watched Home Alone.

Moltz considered watching Die Hard with his son but then thought better of it.

Our real subject today is how we play with our kids. Lex does projects with the kids (Snap Circuits are pretty cool, by the way).

Moltz used to run obstacle courses with his son. There were not American Ninja Warrior caliber. Or even Wipeout caliber.

Jon's girl got the LEGO Rapunzel castle and Moltz's son got the LEGO Minecraft cave.

Moltz's family plays a lot of Monopoly and poker. Trouble can be a fun game to try to extract vengeance on someone.

And as you do on a parenting podcast, we talk about The Deer Hunter.

Lex likes to beat his daughter at Typeracer.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

44: "Jews Don't Drink Eggnog"

Dec 20, 2014 00:53:51

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In this episode we catch up with Lex and discuss our holiday plans. You know what? You've been great this year. You should buy yourself a Drobo 5D like Jon did. And you should totally use that affiliate link to do it. Win-win.

Happy holidays to all our listeners!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

43: Holiday Johns

Dec 13, 2014 01:05:46

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Lex was traveling this week so we have a guest, one John Gruber. He's apparently some guy in the Internet.

Not coincidentally, this is our longest episode ever.

What was the deal with bearer bonds back in the 1980s movies? They were basically what every villain was after. In the upcoming SPECTRE, it's probably something else.

Don't take the kids to see American Sniper for the holidays. We talk again about our Frozen experiences.

A holiday trip to FAO Schwarz seems dicey but if you're in Manhattan how can you not? Also, Dylan's Candy Bar. Oh, man.

Playmobil has some great robbery sets that Gruber and Moltz speak highly of. Their kids might, too. Not sure.

Moltz's kid is getting a PC laptop for Christmas and Moltz is already having trouble with it.

Moltz wants to know if Jon's and Gruber's kids are getting his Minecraft book for Christmas.

Gruber's kid might be getting a Playstation 4 with LEGO Batman 3 and FIFA Soccer.

Jon's kids might be getting Minecraft for Playstation. One wants an Easy-Bake oven.

If you don't follow the Grubers on Twitter, they had an interesting time setting up their Christmas tree this year.

Moltz's tree contribution is putting up his Star Trek ornaments. He doesn't have this one but it's on his wish list.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb. You can also follow John Gruber here: @gruber or @daringfireball

42: Nearly Instantaneous Torque

Dec 5, 2014 00:47:00

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This week's episode runs the gamet. Buckle up.

Jon's in the New York area which blew up this week over a grand jury failing to indict police officers over the death of Eric Garner. We share the New York Time's opinion. If you're not one, you can read what it's like to be a black man in the U.S. and watching Do The Right Thing.

After that we spend some time on white privilege, particularly the car Moltz just bought, the Acura ILX. And Lex weighs with more on his Nissan Leaf.

Our thanks to Brick Builders Club for sponsoring this week's episode. BrickSwag from the Brick Builders Club is the Ultimate Gift for LEGO Fans young and old. Each month a box of LEGO-themed merchandise is delivered right to your door, including shirts, parts packs and more. Go to BrickBuildersClub.com and use the discount dode "TTCA" for 20% off your membership!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

41: Some Families are Farting Families

Nov 26, 2014 00:42:11

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This week's discussion centers around gender. Which leads us to presents, comic book movies and farting. It all makes sense, trust us. We're professional podcasters.

Moltz's son got a Little Tykes kitchen for his first Christmas. One year Jon's girls got a Barbie car.

Lex and Jon are big fans of Big Hero 6. Moltz hasn't seen it yet because he's at home watching Guardians of the Galaxy over and over.

Moltz discusses Marvel's recent moves with Captain Marvel, Captain America and Thor.

Lex recommends the My Teacher Is an Alien, I Was a Sixth Grade Alien and Carl Hiaasen books.

Moltz recommends The Day My Butt Went Psycho. Really.

Our thanks to Brick Builders Club for sponsoring this week's episode. BrickSwag from the Brick Builders Club is the Ultimate Gift for LEGO Fans young and old. Each month a box of LEGO-themed merchandise is delivered right to your door, including shirts, parts packs and more. Go to BrickBuildersClub.com and use the discount dode "TTCA" for 20% off your membership!

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

40: LARPing the Manger

Nov 20, 2014 00:47:06

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[Note: There's a brief glitch in Lex's audio about half way through. Unfortunately, it was a problem in the source file. We regret the problem.]

It seems like the holiday podcasts start earlier every year. In this episode, Jon and Moltz explain their Christmas traditions and Lex explains his family's Chanukah traditions.

First, though, we talk about Lex's penis-shaped microphone. Don't buy anyone that. You're better off buying all your loved ones one of those instead of participating in the horror show of Black Friday.

Moltz grew up listening to White Christmas. Some of those songs were written by Jews.

Jewish kids might like an Adam Sandler CD. Kids love "CDs". They have nothing to put them in, but they love them. Or something about Jewish super hero, Ben Grimm.

Jon's girls like LEGO Friends and it's understandable because the dolphin cruiser looks awwwwwwwsooooooome. Or you can get the kids a Lexbox One.

Moltz is forced to explain the McConaughssance.

If you're looking for a present for Moltz's dad, he's the guy who actually still likes fruit cake. If you're looking for a present for Moltz, oh, god, get him this Star Trek ornament

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

39: Minions Don't Have [redacted]

Nov 14, 2014 00:42:33

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Lex talks about his Disney cruise this week. They're apparently pretty cool. Slides and food and entertainment and characters. If you like that kind of thing. He did not end up in a Gilligan's Island situation, so even better.

Speaking of characters, if you go to Universal you can meet the Minions. We speculate on who's inside those costumes.

Some follow-up discussion involves Ferberizing, because parents will never stop talking about getting their kids to sleep.

Then a shout-out to Moltz's mom, Mrs. Moltz, who may be folding laundry right now. The other Mrs. Moltz, John's wife, does not listen to the show on his advice.

Finally, Thanksgiving is coming up, turkeys! Get Lex something for his birthday which is on Black Friday.

This episode is sponsored by Cards Against Humanity's 10 Days of Holiday Bullshit. You give Cards Against Humanity $15 and they'll send you 10 mystery gifts for the 10 days. Space is limited so go to the web site and sign up.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

38: Judgment & Blow

Nov 6, 2014 00:40:32

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This week we get judgy. Other parents... we're judging you. Not just this week but every week. We're just talking about it this week.

Really, there's a long list of things we disapprove of, ranging from giving your kids unlimited access to soda and behaving like a boor in front of your kids is one of them.

Pot is now legal in Washington but smoking it with your kids is never a good idea. Even smoking in front of your kids bring out the judgement in us. We're just laying down judgements left and right. Don't feel bad. We judge ourselves, too.

Our thanks to Automatic for sponsoring this episode. Automatic is a car adapter that you plug into your vehicle to get data on your car like that engine light that goes on all the time or where it's parked. It can also track your driving and the driving of other people who use your car and it can even send alerts if you get into an accident. Automatic has no subscription fees and if you use the link automatic.com/ttca you'll get 20 percent off your purchase of Automatic. Do it for yourself and your family.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

37: Teens on the Corner

Oct 31, 2014 00:39:03

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Hey, it's Halloween! We talk about costume ideas. Here's Lex as a greaser. Which pretty much just looks like Lex. Then we spend some time workshopping a "Han Solaf" concept.

Jon discusses the dangers of drinking and trick or treating and how it leads to a pumpkin-gate situation.

We also ask the hard questions like, "Does it really count as being a steampunker if you only do it on Halloween?"

Naturally, expect to see a lot of Frozen this year. So much Frozen.

Our thanks to Automatic for sponsoring this episode. Automatic is a car adapter that you plug into your vehicle to get data on your car like that engine light that goes on all the time or where it's parked. It can also track your driving and the driving of other people who use your car and it can even send alerts if you get into an accident. Automatic has no subscription fees and if you use the link automatic.com/ttca you'll get 20 percent off your purchase of Automatic. Do it for yourself and your family.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

36: Pro-Naked-Butt-Farting Tag

Oct 23, 2014 00:42:55

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This week we're $&^$-ing talking about *$&#@ swearing.

If you want to read about kids and swearing, you could read this but you already subscribed to the podcast, right? You're probably in your car. Why are you even reading these show notes while you're driving? LOOK AT THE ROAD AND LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Somehow we end up talking about Dennis the Menace even though there's very little swearing in it.

We also discuss whether Jon's youth was more Footloose or The Wonder Years.

Moltz's kid liked Guardians of the Galaxy, mostly for the inappropriate-for-his-age language.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

35: There Are Two Holes In The Basement Wall

Oct 18, 2014 00:47:20

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In this episode, we reminisce about how stupid we were before we had kids. And happy. Probably because we could get sleep whenever we wanted. There's a reason sleep deprivation is used as a torture technique.

We take two brief breaks, one for a commercial and one to talk about Lex's manscaping.

Basically, everything we thought about having kids was wrong.

The Friedmans used the Moby wrap to carry their kids until they lost one in it.

You're not going to be able to reason with kids so learn about primal scream therapy.

When you have kids, you must talk about their poop. All the time. If your kid needs a probiotic, the Moltzes use this one which tastes great.

Moltz has Nanoblocks but he'd probably do better with Duplo.

In answer to Jon's question about what a banshee is a spirit usually seen as an omen of death. Or an X-Man.

Our thanks to Ubooly for sponsoring this episode. Ubooly is a free app in the App Store that features fun activities for you kids that features voice recognition and keeps kids from becoming screen zombies. Use the offer code "turningthiscararound" on Ubooly's web site to save 20 percent on the Ubooly accessories.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

34: You'll Never Love a Clown Again

Oct 10, 2014 00:45:44

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This time we're going to talk about the stories that get told. Some of them are lies, some of them are just fiction. Which is kind of like lying.

Relevant films for some of Jon's kid's lies are The Sixth Sense and Poltergeist. Also, Shakes The Clown.

Speaking of lying, we clear up what's not a lie but interesting nonetheless: when Lex has talked about riding a bike in past episodes, he's been talking about a TerraTrike. Just for the record.

As for literature, Moltz's son likes joke books. Jon recommends Captain Underpants which Moltz seconds. Moltz also recommends Timmy Failure. Harry Potter, of course, is good for kids who are maybe 8 and up.

We also talk about Minecraft. It's very popular. What's not popular is guys in Britain dressing up as clowns and standing around in the dark. Holy crap, no.

Our thanks to Ubooly for sponsoring this episode. Ubooly is a free app in the App Store that features fun activities for you kids that features voice recognition and keeps kids from becoming screen zombies. Like Moltz. Save your kids before it's too late. Don't let them end up like Moltz. Use the offer code "turningthiscararound" on Ubooly's web site to save 20 percent on the Ubooly accessories.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

33: Mucous Powers Activate!

Oct 3, 2014 00:50:17

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Let's get something straight before we get into notes: the fact that Jon Armstrong was able to filter out the DEAFENING SOUND OF GRINDING that was going on on his end is sheer wizardry and he should be feared for his magics. Now, notes.

We're going to talk about school sickness because it's that time of year again, but first we discuss the classic late '70s film Breaking Away and the classic '80s film Pretty In Pink. That Amazon link there, by the way, has that movie for $4.63 which is a steal.

A good thing to do when you're home sick is to play Minecraft. Maybe you've heard of it.

If you're not sick and you're in kindergarten, your biggest concern is when the hell you're going to get to play with the toy kitchen?

This episode also features a surprise guest who may or may not be Lex's son who adorable and should not have to put up with our crap.

Then Lex and Moltz announce their tech podcast -- The Rebound -- that doesn't include Jon and it's suuuper uncomfortable. You should tune in for at least that part.

We spend a little time talking about new smartphones because nerds.

When the kid is sick, the Moltzes will sometimes go to the Benadryl. And sometimes they'll even give it to the kid. Frankly, I don't even want to link to this but we talk about these horrors so I guess I have to: it's some disgusting syringe to suck snot out of a kid's head.

And somehow we close with the Swedish bikini team ad. I DON'T KNOW.

Sponsor: Once again, our thanks to DayOne for sponsoring this episode. DayOne is the place to record your daily events, feelings, pictures and more. Get it.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

32: Stay Off-Property

Sep 18, 2014 00:52:21

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Just remember, no podcast starts weirder than this one. That's our promise to you, the listener.

But on this episode we talk about theme park vacations. Which are crazy expensive. Let's just be clear about that.

For California Disneyland, Jon recommends the Hyatt Regency. When visiting Universal Florida, stay at the Loews Protofino Bay Hotel because the Expresspass is included in the price.

When going to Disneyworld, Moltz recommends the Magicpass wristband for convenience. Lex uses the AllEars.net web site for Disney tips.

If you're in marketing or advertising, you might even be able to deduct your trip. Talk to you accountant.

Sponsor: Once again, our thanks to DayOne for sponsoring this episode. DayOne is the place to record your daily events, feelings, pictures and more. Get it.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

31: Accidental Car Podcast

Sep 11, 2014 00:51:02

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This week we continue talking about going back to school.

And, because "car" is in the name of this podcast, we finally get around to talking about cars. Turns out Jalopnik is a car site, according to Jon.

While waiting for his school to start, Lex's son asked 10 times a day if he could play Just Dance.

Not related to getting to school, Jon talks about his recent trip to Universal Orlando and gives some important tips. We'll be talking more about this next week.

If you haven't gotten your kids a backpack for school yet, Lex has another suggestion: a briefcase.

Back to not on the subject, here's a horrible t-shirt that is not appropriately gender-neutral and you should not buy no matter how much you hate the New York Giants. It's out of stock anyway. And then we get back to cars and Jon tries to wave Lex off the Nissan Leaf.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

30: Back to School

Aug 29, 2014 00:47:30

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It's back to school time! Congratulations, parents, you made it!

Aaaaaand, sorry, kids. So sorry. (Not really.)

For the etymology of the name Ruth's Chris Steakhouse you can check the Wikipedia page. That has not much to do with going back to school.

Like you're surprised about that.

But we do talk about how much we're looking forward to helping our kids with homework (not at all). And then we get really judgmental about home schooling. Even though we're all thinking about it at least a little.

Sponsor: Our thanks to DayOne, a terrific journaling app for iOS and the Mac for sponsoring this episode. DayOne now has a new feature: publishing. Get. It.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

29: My Wife Would Not Say She's Been Lucky

Aug 24, 2014 00:43:02

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It's technically still summer over here in podcast land, so that means we will be continuing the lack of formal show notes and instead share potential episode titles:

No Infringement Intended

You Have Skipped The Astral Plane

What Are Your Feelings About Shacks?

Not Doing So Hot In The Marriage Area

I Don't Think My Inlaws Have A Brian Experience

They're Very Much Opposed To Brian

Super Into the Grandkids

The Faces in the Rock Thing

Are You the Parent or the Grandparent?

It Was All About My Mommy Issues

I Don't Like Being in the Middle

Sex, Like All the Time And On Everything

I Love the Image in My Mind Right Now

That Cannot Be the Episode Title

My Trunk is Top Notch

Truly a Sitcom Moment

Meanwhile, My Inlaws Admired Girls

Is Your Father-In-Law Willing To Teach Me?

Now I Had To Say "Vaginal" Twice

Sponsor: Day One

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

There is also a website: http://turningthiscararound.com

28: I'm No Longer Fulfilled Taking Him to the Bathroom

Aug 16, 2014 00:51:13

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Again with the absent show notes writer? Yes, again. Please enjoy these alternative titles for this episode:

There's Our Title

Wasn't That Bad

I Have Deep Feelings

The Whole Thing Is So Stupid

Guess What, Bitches?!

Need-to-Know Basis of Excitement

Bros Before... Line

Keep It As Non-Real

She's Dead

Big Mistake

Watergate Was Forced On Me

Except The NSA

Serious Trouble in the Station Wagon

Hotspot of our Lives

Don't Touch the Garbage Man

You're the Weirdest One of Us

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

I Lived

I'm Not Really The Best Teacher

A History of Bicycle Wreckage

For Sale: Baby Bike. Never Ridden.

Super Mom and Pop

Like In Alien

Chipped

She Surrenders It Every Night

Don't Go There

Keep Gettin' My Sit On

With the CEO Of Kodak

I Could Have Dinner With the CEO Of Morgan Stanley

At Most

Dinner Table Arm Farting

That Came Out Completely Wrong

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27: You Can't Handle This Train

Aug 7, 2014 00:50:31

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This week, our usual show notes writer is away on retreat. Please enjoy these alternative titles for this episode:

I Punched Myself In the Scrotum

Dialing the Gate

There Might Be Some Crying

Very Painful

You Knew That Was Coming

Cry Like a Moltzy

Done with My Emotions

I'm Not An Animal

An Insult to Condos

Semi-Attached

I Am A Bad Son

That Was Pretty Damn Small

The Supplies, I Mean

I Vowed Not to Bring Up Brian

You've Always Been a Nerd

The Nerd Is Strong

Lots of Sex After That

Wait Till You See How Bendy I Am Now

The Unloved Brother

Swimming in the Pool Naked

A Guy in the Gorilla Suit

Dead Parakeet

We Do Not Refer To Her As Mama Moltz

Barbara To You

She Hates Babs Too

Strangle You Like A Parakeet

My Dad Holding Me Up By My Hands

I'm All Drooly

I Got the Jammies On

Skinny Nerd Tie

Okay, Ed Harris, This Is What We Need From You

What Will You Choo Choo Choose To Do

It's An Emotional Albatross

Running The Train Over Them

I'm Gonna Swim Naked in That Pool

I'm The Sentimental One

Averting Her Gaze Kinda

Barry, There Is An Explanation For This

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26: Not-Yet-Born Kirk Cameron

Jul 25, 2014 00:52:44

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To get things rolling, Lex talks about his lunch from GrubHub and then we all agree that our fathers were Nordicktrack users.

Jon denies the rumors that his daughter is in a doom metal band. No, in fact she's into Taylor Swift. None of our kids have Bieber fever. Thank god. Jon has been getting his girls into Daft Punk while Lex is working the Weird Al angle.

Moltz can't remember the name of the album his son liked as a kid but it was Dog Train. Now he's glad he's into Jonathan Coulton.

Lex's daughters also like Frozen, of course. Lex himself is super into illegally ripping Laurie Berkner.

Moltz recommends Just Dance for getting kids into popular music and getting them a good workout.

It's still possible your kids might get into Taio Cruz or Katy Perry. What are you going to do?

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25: Brian's Pants Were Permanently Attached

Jul 12, 2014 00:47:14

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This week we talk about what you save for your kids.

First, though, it's summer and Moltz's kid loves him some wave pool. Here's what Lex's pool looks like. You're welcome at his house any time. After a story Lex tells later, though, you might think twice about it.

Jon's dad left him a Bicentennial train set. Lex's son plays with Brio, but he doesn't consider that something he would leave as a legacy. Although, they're pretty crazy about it, a legacy train set needs a dangerous transformer.

Lex tells a story about his doll Brian that you are not going to want to miss. The Moltzes still have all three of their teddy bears, but they've not been quite the companions that Brian was for Lex.

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Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

24: A Dishwasher Is More Important Than Meat. Also Bourbon.

Jun 26, 2014 00:45:14

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This week we talk about Father's Day.

Moltz got some nice glasses that look a bit like these.

As far as things to go into fancy glasses, Jon recommends Maker's Mark or Bulleit for everyday bourbon drinking. For the good stuff, try Pappy Van Winkle or Widow Jane. Moltz likes Four Roses. This is a podcast about fatherhood, remember.

If you're in Tacoma, get your meats at Dave's Meat & Produce.

The dads then discuss an article in Esquire titled "Downsides of Being a Dad", just to bring it down a little bit.

To bring it down further, Moltz discusses a This American Life story about The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar (but gets the timeframe off by 20 years over and over again). He also mentions Stories We Tell, a documentary about a woman who investigates whether the man who raised her is her biological father.

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23: There is a Beaver in the Nursery

Jun 20, 2014 00:46:00

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This week we talk about gear again, because there's a lot of territory to cover. We may do it again next week.

If you haven't seen The Rockford Files, well, you should. That's not gear-related, though, unless answering machines count.

If you love your child and want to prepare them for the police state, get yourself a video baby monitor.

An in-window air conditioner is not a piece of parent gear per se, but an Amazon affiliate link is an Amazon affiliate link, you know what I'm saying?

Jon's girls have a lady bug light for going to sleep that turns itself off after a while. Lex's have a Pillow Pet that does much the same. Moltz's son simply welcomes the darkness that eventually swallows us all.

Of course, if you have kids each one is going to need an iPad. That should be obvious.

You're definitely going to need about 100 strollers, at least one full-featured and then about 99 umbrella strollers. Baby backpacks can be good if your kid isn't a hair puller. Lex's wife liked the Moby Wrap and Armstrong liked the Baby Bjorn.

For eating, if your kids like to eat, get the IKEA Kalas line of plates, cups, etc. Then lock 'em up with a baby gate. And if you want to know how to correctly load those Ikea plates and cups into your dishwasher, see here.

Sponsors: Our thanks to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers, house sitters and elder care. Care.com provides detailed references and reviews and takes the uncertainty out of the process. Click this special link and you'll get 25 percent off a premium membership. Jon is even a satisfied user.

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22: Useless Nipples

Jun 11, 2014 00:55:02

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This week we talk about gear. Eventually.

We start by talking about underwear, which is not exactly gear but we'll get to it. ThinkGeek has some underwear for the child in every dad.

Then we talk about Frozen which is also not gear but is very popular with the kids these days, as is the LEGO Movie.

Jon recommends Bullfrog sunscreen spray for applying to wiggling children (we're getting closer to gear). Lex recommends stick sunscreen for their precious faces that are screaming at you because you're trying to save them from skin cancer.

Finally, we start talking about gear.

Moltz and his wife had their car seats checked out by a local hospital so look around, there should be someone who can help you make sure you've got them in correctly.

Jon recommends the Nissan Xterra (sadly, there's no Amazon affiliate link for that), even though it's not great for carseats.

Dads with more than one kid recommend a membership to Sam's Club, BJ's or Costco. Parents of one kid are less enthusiastic but still supportive.

The dads, naturally, recommend a diaper genie, unless you're an animal.

You could also get a diaper vest. I guess. If that's not cool enough for you then check this out. Now we're talkin'.

The Moltzes got their diaper bag at REI.

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#21: Swords and Guns and ...

Jun 4, 2014 00:47:34

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First, some follow up from last episode. The artist who did the covers of the Gor books was Boris Vallejo, not Frank Frazetta. We spend about half the episode talking about his art. And sort of how it relates to parenting. Kind of. A little.

Here's the centaur picture, which is totally relevant to parenting, as is the hawkman picture.

As it turns out, the author of the Gor series wrote a book about sex.

Then we talk about Mario Kart. What is this episode about? Jon and Moltz continue to talk about Boris Vallejo until Lex tells the story of how he stole a Playboy.

Speaking of porn, Moltz uses OpenDNS to filter his son's devices.

Jon tells the story of how his daughter overcame her fear and touched White Snake. Oh, sorry, a white snake.

And we end still not knowing what this episode was about. Which is a metaphor for life.

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#20: Don't Put Fireworks Up Your Butt

May 28, 2014 00:51:22

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We continue our discussion of summertime.

Lex and Moltz do an impromptu review of the current summer blockbuster movie Godzilla (mild on the spoilers) which has the guy from Breaking Bad in it. There's a little confusion between Godzilla 2000 and the Matthew Broderick Godzilla.

Jon and Moltz both recommend The Way, Way Back, a great summer movie appropriate for teens and up.

Jon's summer travel growing up involved a styrofoam cooler while Moltz's involved Mad Libs. Lex's family trips were saved by the Walkman.

Jon's summer reading was the Gorean Saga which causes Jon and Moltz to school Lex in the magic of Frank Frazetta who sadly passed away in 2010.

We close with a discussion on how to use fireworks which Jon is very passionate about.

Sponsors: Our thanks to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and elder care. Care.com provides detailed references and reviews and takes the uncertainty out of the process. Click this special link and you'll get 25 percent off a premium membership. Jon is even a satisfied user.

Our thanks also go out to Audible. Audible has books you can download and listen to on your iPhone, Kindle or Android device. Lex recommends You Can Date Boys When You're Forty and Moltz recommends The Longest Day. Use this special link and you can get a free audio book of your choice and a free 30-day membership.

#19: The Pool Whisperer

May 22, 2014 00:40:14

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Once again we ask our listeners to complete a short survey that will help keep this podcast and other podcasts you might enjoy running. And you could win a $100 Amazon gift card. What other reason do you need than self interest?

Not to disagree with Game of Thrones, but summer is coming. Do you have a plan?

You could send your kids to YMCA camp. But swim camp is maybe a better option if you can find one. Lex, however, does not recommend owning a pool.

When the dads were kids, during the summer Jon did Boy Scouts, Moltz went to gymnastic camp and Lex went to "learning about sex and drugs" camp where he eventually worked as a counselor.

You can learn a lot at camp. For example, Moltz learned that you can light a fart on fire. Jon then explains the term "blue darting". Lex learned about blow jobs. Just about them. Jon learned about killing a rabbit which, sadly, is not a euphemism for blow jobs.

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#18: Tell Your Mom I Said Hi

May 14, 2014 00:38:18

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In honor of Mothers Day, this week we talk about moms.

First we ask our listeners to complete a short survey that will help keep this podcast and other podcasts you might enjoy running.

Moltz tells the story of how he met Lex's mom on Twitter.

Jon speaks fondly of the Nikon D70 You should totally buy one using that link. Jon has mentioned that you should actually take a look at a DSLR that's not over 10 years old, like this Nikon D7100. And yes, you should totally buy one using that link.

Mr. Lex tells us about his vanity plates.

Mr. Lex!

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#17: Sex Talk 2: Army of [Redacted]

May 3, 2014 00:37:29

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Sex, Part Deux!

For an episode about sex we talk a lot about movies for some reason.

There's not much sex in The Avengers, Man Of Steel or Thor but Jon learned everything he knows about women's underwear from the original Superman.

Lex gets his information about women's underwear from Shark Tank.

Grease is a great movie for learning about sex. Lots of direct references to sex facts that your kid won't understand. "Any questions?" The Godfather is good for teaching your kids about violence. Ace Ventura would be a good movie to teach kids about homophobia. Jacqueline Bissett in The Deep was Intro to Female Anatomy 101 for many a boy during the '70s. Although, Benny Hill is how Moltz learned about female anatomy.

If you don't believe that Lex took his kids to a mob-themed restaurant that showed The Godfather movies on repeat, here are some pictures.

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#16: Why Do You Need the Rooster?

May 1, 2014 00:43:33

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Speaking of sex, which we are on this episode, check out these cringe-inducing ads for HBO Go.

Jon recommends Where Did I Come From? which features adorable images of people doing it.

As for parts, Lex and Moltz mostly use clinical names but Jon's kids use euphemisms. Many a young lad learned the term "naughty bits" thanks to Monty Python's reference to those of Prime Minister Edward Heath.

If you're interested in learning more about Jon's vasectomy -- and, really, who isn't? -- here's everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

If you're curious about masturbation, please watch this informative video brought to you by the Mormon Church. It's apparently like flipping your boat over in the rapids. Get it? Boat? Rapids? (We have no idea.)

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#15: Mistakes Were Made

Apr 16, 2014 00:52:12

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The dads take a break from their usual sterling parenting advice (cough) to talk about things they screwed up.

Getting your kids to take shots successfully should be like Scott Pilgrim, but there are no coins for winning.

John has recently had to cut back on his son's screen time (good thing, too, because screens are DESTROYING OUR KIDS BRAINS).

Gone are the days when you can just throw kids out the door a la Calvin and Hobbes. It's become a challenge to make sure your kids aren't overprotected.

Jon tells of his time walking the lovely neighborhoods of Salford in the UK. Lex likens it to his experience in the neighborhood where the Groundlings school is.

Jon strongly advises you against watching Little Children, the mere mention of which is kind of a downer and ruins the whole podcast. Not the episode, the entire podcast.

Don't make the mistake John and Jon made. Don't help you kids with their homework. Although, it may or may not be an option if you actually want it to get done.

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#14: You're in Second Grade and Your Ass is Still in First

Apr 10, 2014 00:49:58

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Other people's kids. The worst, right?

It's not related to the topic, but John found his old mix tapes and expresses his fondness for Jim Carroll.

Both Lex and Jon have the problem of their kids assimilating body issues.

Lex seems to think he's on a different podcast.

We finish with a discussion on swearing, which is all caused by other people's kids, of course, and the 4th grade urban myth that Justin Bieber has really eaten his own poop.

Sponsor: Our thanks to Audible for sponsoring this episode. Go to Audible to download a free book today. John recommends The Martian, a terrific science fiction book about an astronaut strander on Mars. His wife recommends Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?, a book about helping declutter your house and your life.

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#13: I've Been Vetted

Apr 3, 2014 00:54:13

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On this episode, the dads talk about becoming a dad. Ch-ch-ch-changes!

That's a David Bowie song, right?

Once again the whole free-range kids thing comes up and it comes up early.

Speaking of changes, since becoming a father, John cries while watching Finding Nemo.

Jon and Lex recommend The Expectant Father.

The dads recommend wills and starting to save for college five years before you were born. Not the kid, you.

Lex laments no longer being able to binge-watch shows like House of Cards. Still, we can binge-watch shows like Clone Wars and Adventure Time.

All the dads recommend therapy. Like that wasn't obvious.

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#12: Elmo Ate Daddy

Mar 27, 2014 00:53:09

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Happy birthday!

There are good birthday experiences and bad ones. And horrible ones.

Lex is not a big fan of bouncy places like BounceU but Jon thinks Kangaroo Zoo isn't so bad and John doesn't mind Pump It Up.

But as far as really good experiences, Jon is a fan of The wAirhouse and John likes The Little Gym for smaller kids. The benefit of the Little Gym is they have instructors, not sullen teen employees.

Video game places like Odyssey are kind of a sensory overload experience. Lex has been to a dance party place and that's the nicest thing he can say about that.

If you have several kids, Lex says it's just more cost effective to buy your own Elmo costume. You weren't using that dignity anyway.

Here's Lex in full Elmo.

Jon bought his daughter a Playmobil veterinary clinic because Playmobil is awesome.

The dads argue over thank-you note etiquette and close with a Nixon reference. As you do when talking about kids birthday parties.

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#11: I Don't Have Time for That

Mar 19, 2014 00:56:12

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Let's talk about time management. Can someone help us with this? Because we need it.

John tries to sing a Jim Croce favorite but can't. But time songs are a thing and many of them can make you cry is what you should know.

The dads support schools efforts to keep kids with peanut allergies alive, even if it makes making meals a pain in the butt.

Yes, the Moltz's still subscribe to their local dead-tree newspaper.

This has nothing to do with time management but the mashed potatoes thing is a Close Encounters of the Third Kind reference, if you haven't seen it.

The dads do it judiciously but NEVER LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR WHAT KIND OF LOUSY PARENT ARE YOU?

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#10: Stay in School

Mar 13, 2014 00:53:16

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Let's talk about education. Getting to school, staying in school, homework, tests and the PTA.

Jon's use of the term "redshirt" is questioned, particularly since it doesn't match up with John's known definition of the term. Now you know why John's kid probably won't be participating in any organized sports.

Here are some pros and cons of standardized testing but just know that the dads are not fans of them.

We'll also talk about where to meet hot moms (may also work for hot dads).

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#9: Ron is the 7th Cylon

Mar 6, 2014 00:54:56

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Hey, kids! It's screen time!

Experts say you shouldn't let your kids watch television until they're two. And then they should only watch test patterns for a year.

As far as shows for little kids shows go, PBS's Curious George is pretty good. WonderPets, not so much.

In the video game realm, the Lego series is good. And Jon should know, he's been playing console games since the Magnavox Odyssey.

In the realm of crack games designed to keep you buying more and more, Jon's kids play Disney Infinity and John's plays Skylanders. Lex's kids play with iPads and you should just click that link and buy a few. Unless you want to get your kids the Retina model and then you should click this link.

Lex also recommends Truck Tunes for educational listening on trucks.

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#8: Rad Hair

Feb 25, 2014 00:59:04

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This week we talk about getting ready in the morning. There's dressing, there's brushing teeth, there's hair... oh, god, so much hair. John recommends California baby hair detangler. Lex used a Barbie head to practice hair do's and hair don'ts. Speaking of hair, here's the hair that John had to deal with up until last summer. Be forewarned, this image may disturb more sensitive listeners. We won't be providing a link for Tinker Bell cosplay pictures which, uh, somehow just came up organically. We're pretty sure you can find those all on your own. But behold the horror of... tween Dora. They're not quite as cool as light-up Boba Fett sneakers, but here are some light-up Jango Fett sneakers. Sponsor: Once again, our thanks to DayOne for sponsoring this episode. DayOne is the place to record your daily events, feelings, pictures and more. Get it. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

#7: Monsters Do Not Like Poodle Farts

Feb 20, 2014 00:55:18

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This week we talk about getting away from your damn kids because they're driving you crazy! Be forewarned: many states require that you have some kind of child care, though. (Dogs apparently don't count? Lame.)

John and his wife used Annie's Nannies in Seattle to find their nanny and she was awesome. And Breedlove is a company that will do the tax calculations for employing a nanny or babysitter for you. John and his wife used them when employing their nanny and John was later confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court without a problem. And he's not even a lawyer!

Is empty nest syndrome not really a thing? Could be.

How much should you pay a babysitter? No one knows.

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#6: Seat Backs and Tray Tables

Feb 13, 2014 00:51:34

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In this episode we talk about travel. Sometimes you have to take your kid on the plane or on a long car trip, because... you hate yourself? Not really sure why.

The FAA has a helpful site about child safety when flying, but in the end the most important thing to have with you is an iPad.

When looking for music to listen to in the car, you could do worse than Laurie Berkner but not much better than They Might Be Giants. Also, just consider a classic form of entertainment like MadLibs. Because inserting "fart" and "poop" into sentences never goes out of style.

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#5: Weights On The Unit

Feb 5, 2014 00:49:25

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This episode is sick. Because, yes, we talk about illness.

WebMD has a piece on vaccinations and autism as does the CDC. The Council on Foreign Relations tracks outbreaks of diseases that are preventable by vaccinations.

The flu shot versus the flu mist, which would win in a fight?

When Jon grew up during the Depression, his mom gave him Paregoric. Yeah, it's opium.

We get weepy about Batkid and then talk about testicular torsion and circumcision.

And, finally... NORM!

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#4: Food

Jan 29, 2014 00:44:54

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We talk food this week and how kids seem to have their own opinions about what they like to eat which is really annoying. We discuss some of our strategies and tactics and the outright lies we tell our kids in order to get them to eat something that's not the deboned finger of a mutated chicken-man or a wad of government cheese.

To that end we recommend Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld.

Contrary to what John Moltz says in the episode, peas are a vegetable, just not a very good one. Sort of a slacker vegetable.

Soybeans, however, which are what edamame are, are legumes, not vegetables. So Jon Armstrong can't claim to be feeding his kids vegetables if that's his only vector.

John Moltz recommends V8 V-Fusion Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade. (It has vegetables in it, but don't tell his son.)

And here's a recipe for Whopper pie. Because you earned your treat.

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#3 - Whizzpopper Maker

Jan 23, 2014 00:50:27

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In this episode we talk timeouts, helping kids make better choices and how to discipline while still letting your kids know you love them. Also, we discuss how we were raised and parenting tips from our parents, like hitting your kids with a paddle.

Lex suggests reading: Unconditional Parenting

John suggests reading: Honey, I Wrecked The Kids

Jon suggests reading: Raising Resilient Children

Link: Yelling Doesn’t Help, May Harm Adolescents, Pitt-Led Study Finds

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Planning Is Super Fun

Jan 14, 2014 01:00:57

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Turning This Car Around is hosted by Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong. Episode #2: Planning is Super Fun In this episode, we discuss family planning, adoption, vasectomies and Lex makes things uncomfortable. Show notes can be found at http://tt-ca.net

Turning This Car Around - EP01: Yeah. No. Bed. - Final

Jan 8, 2014 00:48:31

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A podcast about parenting featuring the internet's favorite parents, Jon Armstrong, Lex Friedman and John Moltz. In this episode: Sleep. Bedtimes. Pain.