Did your parents . . . or your friends’ parents . . . have any weird rules when you were growing up?  Someone online asked people to name the weirdest rules they had as kids.  Here are the highlights . . . 1.  A mom told her kids NOT to cover their mouth when they […]

Do you get nervous when a cashier turn a monitor around? Well, join the club. The fear is real and people are feeling more tip anxious. Turns out it’s a phenomenon called “tipcreep” as many businesses have removed traditional tip jars and now credit card kiosks demand that consumers cough up a few extra bucks […]

There’s no shortage of things to do or places to go in Charlotte nightlife-wise but it turns out, it can be costly. Charlotte is among the most expensive cities for a night out. A new study from PriceListo, a price monitoring website, found that Charlotte is the second-most expensive city in the U.S. for a […]

With Easter coming up, it may be time for those hosting dinner to make sure they don’t commit any faux pas. Matt found a list of thoughtful things hosts can do that includes being on time and ready for your guests, introducing your guests to each other, what to do with your pets and when […]

We as a show do not blend. As in we do not use blenders. We want to be the kind of people that blend homemade smoothies but we are not. Alas, the convenience of immersion blenders is lost on us. This is important because on the Off Air Podcast we go over the small enhancements […]

Last week Matt brought us the survey of smells that bother people the most so the podcast did the only thing it could do: Talk about the weird smells some people love. The latest episode involves a lively discussion about training your cats to use a human toilet, manure smelling like money and Matt’s daughter […]

Time to slather your favorite flatbread with some hummus and go to your favorite Greek restaurant. It’s March 29th which is recognized as National Pita Day. Need a place to find some pita? Liz’s favorite is The Mad Greek. Not only do they have amazing pita slices and a tremendous amount of dips and spreads […]


“Popular Science” looked at Google Trends to figure out the five smells around that house that Americans hate the most. Here they are . . . 1.  When a skunk sprayed outside and you can smell it in your house. 2.  Mildew on your clothes. 3.  Cigarette smoke on your clothes. 4.  Gasoline on your […]

Lifestyle recently ranked 11 fast food places on the best ice cubes . . . and it’s just as strange as you’d imagine. Sonic is #1, with “perfect” ice.  They aren’t cubes, they’re “nuggets” that are “crunchable,” but are still hard enough that they don’t melt too quickly. Chick-fil-A is second, because their ice chills […]

Do you have a favorite kind of pizza? What about a least favorite? Ramona recently spoke at Johnson C. Smith University, wandered around and found a place serving Detroit-style pizza. Until this chance encounter, it was a pizza type with which she was unfamiliar. This led to a discussion of who likes what – Deep […]