1. Episode 22: Taxes & Dogs

    It's seldom but regularly tax time, and it's always dog time; somewhere in between, it's TAMF time. Topics discussed by the regulars, now including Ed Hawkins, include Leona Helmsley, cannons, and children. The sound may have a certain quality. Enjoy.

  2. Episode 21: Electricity & Cake

    There are no easy references in this episode of TAMF, by which I mean there are no references to Easy Bake Ovens. We make our first use of foley, unless it isn't foley anymore when the sound you hear is actually made by what it purports to be made by …

  3. Episode 20: Plots

    Wouldn't it be nice to take a break from one thing happening after another? What better way than with the continuity error of a podcast that we call TAMF? The regulars discuss basics, George Lucas, cemeteries, secret history, the Berenstain Bears amidst other conspiracies, and Max Headroom.

    Thanks for being …

  4. Episode 19: Gods

    With the regulars, plus friend of the show Kat for added hilarity and subtracted audio quality (we still don't handle more than four players very well; working on it). Many of the things we discussed must not be named. It's possible that they shouldn't be discussed either, in which case …

  5. Episode 17: Peanuts

    With the regulars, one of whom is heroically Skyping in over public WiFi in New York City, but that wasn't enough of a hero's journey for Tom, oh no. Topics include: nitrogen.

    We apologize for missing National Peanut Day by two days. It just hit me that I'm eating walnuts …

  6. Episode 16: Netflix and Refrigeration

    In which we discuss premium cable, noxious gases, William Hurt, and guns. It's a bit of a long one, but after ten minutes in, you won't be worrying about it.

    We've got our audio problems a little more under control; thank you for sticking with us!

  7. Episode 15: Nostalgias & Reenactments

    It's like a self-fulfilling prophecy: and ever since then, we've been reenacted, with Mike, Brendan, Christen, and Tom sharing the evidence about Mormon journeys, farbs, and Disneyland with whoever cares to listen or has forgotten to remove us from their RSS readers yet magically discovered our new domain name. It's …

  8. S2E2: Fraternal Organizations

    From the Freemasons to bronies, people everywhere seem to want to get together, lord their membership over others, and be secretive about ridiculous things. We're no exception, although the secrecy is mostly because we keep forgetting to tell anyone. The regular panelists throw down on some of America's favorite habitual …

  9. Season 2, Episode 1: TEETH

    Welcome to the second season of America's definable-as-successful quiz show podcast! We kick off our new period of delivering shows regularly with all the regulars, talking about the things they most like to use to mash food up into digestible bits. Also discussed are corporate conspiracies, old people, dogs, dead …

  10. Episode 12: Family Restaurants

    We embrace, now, meaning by "we" the regular cast plus Tom "mathpunk" Henderson, a phenomenon which is dual in nature: that of the restaurants attended by families, and of the restaurants owned and operated by "families." So that's kind of a giveaway for one of the things we discuss. Actually …

  11. Episode 11: Civil Servants

    TAMF returns triumphantly with our best-sounding episode yet. These are the employees in your governments. By which we mean not our regular panelists, but subjects like long-dead pledges to obscure British organizations, stamps, Albert Einstein's sexual history, and a game of This-or-That that cannot be told... you must simply experience …

  12. Episode 10: Pastry

    A live studio audience augments this show featuring Christen McCurdy and guests Tom Henderson, Bryan Bingold and Doruk Özaydın. Discussed are Chinese dissidents, nationalist rivalries in or near the seat of civilization, and more serious topics, like obscure manga. Nobody involved seems to be 100% clear on what pastries are …

  13. Episode 9: TEEN HYSTERIA

    This episode, featuring the regulars as well as Pat Rafferty of Raffertyesque, has finally stumbled in the door, several weeks late, with a torn jacket and no pants. Discussed are the Salem witch trials, LSD, the Comics Code Authority, and various secrets and codes. Not discussed whatsoever are rainbow parties …

  14. Episode 8: Gold

    The show that asks "Can I get an over/under?" returns with an episode that takes the most influential mineral in human history and renders it pretty darned inessential. With the regulars. Think Again, My Friend is legally defined as an alloy containing not less than 6% Hitler, 4% superheroes …

  15. Episode 7: Chemical Dependency

    From the heart of caffeine, beer, and meth country comes a podcast that discusses none of these. We have more serious chemicals to discuss, such as paint fumes, Portland tap water, and meth. Okay, we do talk about meth. A little. Join us, and you'll see that as the regular …

  16. Episode 6: Hair

    Where there is hair, there is culture and disgust, therefore there are the regular TAMF panelists plus special guest Jess Rude. Discussed (see what I did there) are topics including bezoars, the Han Dynasty, variants on Rule 34, and made-for-TV movies that might have been fever dreams.

    There is a …

  17. Episode 4: Fictional Detectives

    With extra assistance, we are capable of addressing literature. The regulars, with Mark Bergo whom we would start counting as a regular by now if he had a web page we could link to, winnow the vast field of detective fiction down to an expertly editorial selection of random things …

  18. Episode 3: Coal

    The regulars plus guest Mark Bergo discuss one of Western civilization's hottest topics while scarcely even mentioning China, thereby making things less depressing than they could have been. We do touch on children's books, German romantics, and sticking your head in the oven.

    Be warned that the explicit-content warning is …

  19. Episode 2: Meat Preservation

    Regular panelists Xen and Brendan have a proud, majestic and fully-plumaged discussion with host Mike about the preservation of animal flesh and its many relevant implications for our culture. Also, Mike is tacitly implicated in alien conspiracy, and the sound quality is a little better maybe.

  20. Episode 1: Animals in Space

    The panelists plus guest Ed Hawkins (Roninspoon Theater) discuss the various threats, opportunities and curiosities that are comprised of our theme, Animals in Space. There is a bit of a weird sound issue on Mike's channel that doesn't ruin things unless you're quite distractible, and a lengthy digression on movie …