Even though our ceremonies were back in the day before enormous wedding parties were a thing, we don't all have happy stories to tell.
Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed (and cooking-themed, it turns out) podcast:
00:31 Master of None: Allora, Catherine loved the first episode of season 2 of this Netflix original series created by Aziz Ansari (in which our hero, Dev, travels to Italy to learn how to make pasta). Terri thinks the series falls into the category of "Good, but Not for Me," but she'll keep watching.
09:58 The West Wing: We watched the season 3 episode "Indians in the Lobby," which is better known as "the one where Bartlet calls the Butterball turkey hotline" (and bores more than one loyal staffer with lectures on the Thanksgiving menu). Mentioned: The Extra Hot Great Canon.
18:04 Challenge Round: Chef: We were already hungry from the first two shows, and then along came Jon Favreau's Chef Carl Casper cooking up a delectable-looking grilled cheese in this charming movie. For next time, Terri challenged Catherine to watch three episodes of Cougar Town, all from season 3: "Ain't Love Strange," "One Story Town," and "Down South."
A cartoon from Hedger Humor for Babble (go look at it now, we'll wait) got us thinking about the sweet simple things that make us happy now, in our grown-up years.
00:32 Desk Excavation: Next week, Terri may be podcasting from her new/old office. Stay tuned!
06:19 Stop the Calendar, We Want to Get Off: It's late May, and you know what that means: Parents nationwide are frantically attending graduations, assemblies, concerts, and who knows what else.
24:45 Friday Speed Round: Clothing Injustices: Inspired by the viral "I Swimsuit So Hard" video, we gripe about all the uncomfortable and impractical clothes women are expected to wear.
35:01 Roundabout Roundup: Terri likes a site that motivates you to focus on writing, Catherine provides a new way to procrastinate with funny animal pictures, and Nicole will send you a lovely e-card on your next birthday.
39:52 Interview of the Week: Terri chats with Greer Gurland, author of How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law, about summer possibilities for kids with special needs.
52:04 Shameless Self-Promotion: Your Baby's Amazing Brain, How to Prepare Your Special Needs Child for a New School Year, and some surprising places to do your special-needs shopping.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music. If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.
Along with more obvious essentials like wallets, keys, and phones, we speak out for the need to have constant access to things like bandaids, lip balm, and hand sanitizer. You never know when you'll need 'em!
Some prefer the fresh air; some prefer to never ever be hot; and some can't quite figure out where the line between pleasant and sweltering falls.
Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed podcast:
00:37 Dancing with the Stars Finale: One of our favorites, Rashad Jennings (and Emma), won the Mirror Ball, but only after the show tossed in one last shocking! elimination!
23:49 Book Report - The Goldfinch: Catherine's book club read this 2013 title from Donna Tartt.
30:22 The West Wing Reprise: Hey, we remembered what Josh and Donna were doing! Also, the First Lady.
31:42 Challenge Round Fail: We were stymied in our plans to watch The Martian, so for next week we're going much more down to Earth with the movie Chef instead. We'll also start watching season 2 of Aziz Ansari's Netflix series, Master of None, in place of Dancing with the Stars.
We checked out a Good Housekeeping list of 50 (Big and Little) Things It's Finally Time to Get Rid of and found ourselves guilty of having most of them hanging around.
We chat about things that have completely fallen out of our everyday routine, and hatch a plot to fool today's kids about what that ancient relic the phone booth was really used for.
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