A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica podcast

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica

Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and thoughtful discussions of important, and often otherwise ignored, things,' and we're very much on board with that take.

Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and thoughtful discussions of important, and often otherwise ignored, things,' and we're very much on board with that take.

 

#333

Emily Sundberg’s Oh-So-Charming Thingies, Coming at You Loony Twonies

Before we get to Thingies with [Emily Sundberg] (https://emilysundberg.substack.com/) , we have an order of business to attend to: ) Our semi-finalists for listener names are here! Thingiemabobs, Loony Twonies, Thingles, and, a late entry, Two Timers. We’ll need you to cast your vote on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) , clearly. If you don’t already know Emily Sundberg’s work, please subscribe to the “hottest business newsletter” [Feed Me] (https://emilysundberg.substack.com/) and read her iconic stories like [“Welcome to the Shoppy Shop”] (https://www.grubstreet.com/2023/01/why-every-shoppy-shop-looks-exactly-the-same.html) and [the “hot girl drink whole milk” piece] (https://www.grubstreet.com/2021/08/whole-milk-is-back.html#_ga=2.7828474.911634228.1629727359-468923047.1621275062) for New York mag. “You may also like” newsletters: [Casey Lewis’s After School] (https://afterschool.substack.com/) , [Lauren Sherman’s Puck Line Sheet] (https://puck.news/author/lauren-sherman) , and [Chris Black and James Ellis’s Public Announcement] (https://publicannouncement.org/) . Emily’s Thingies include [FIT Center for Continuing Education classes] (https://www.fitnyc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/ccps/index.php) , [The New York Times] (https://help.nytimes.com/hc/en-us/articles/115014772767-New-York-Times-Archived-Articles-and-TimesMachine) and [New York magazine] (https://nymag.com/tags/digital-archive/) archives, making hot sauce, pickles (some of note include [Hot Girl Pickles ] (https://goodgirlsnacks.com/collections/all) and [Grillo’s] (https://www.grillospickles.com/) ) neighborhood field trips, poker, and treating your shower like a room. Other loves: [Fara Homidi’s lip compact] (https://farahomidi.com/products/essential-lip-compact) and [Soft Services Theraplush] (https://softservices.com/products/theraplush-set) . Share your Thingies with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) , or [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) . Treat yourself to the good chocolate with [Charles Chocolates] (http://charleschocolates.com/) —15% off your first purchase with the code ATHING15. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

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40 MINS

40:27

14 hrs Ago


#332

Miniatures, What Colors to Wear, and Reading and Listening at the Very Same Time

We’re thinking big and talking miniatures, reading and listening to a book simultaneously, right-size restaurant empires, the comeback of color analysis, and a stellar Father’s Day gift for all the planners out there. A new-favorite mini restaurant empire: Mason Hereford’s New Orleans spots [Turkey and the Wolf] (https://www.turkeyandthewolf.com/) , [Molly’s Rise and Shine] (https://mollysriseandshine.com/) , and [Hungry Eyes] (https://www.hungryeyesnola.com/) (see also: [his wonderful cookbook] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781984858993) , written with JJ Goode). Some other faves: [Ann Kim] (https://www.youngjoni.com/team-member/ann-kim/) ’s in Minneapolis, [Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne] (https://www.thelucquesgroup.com/about) ’s in L.A., [Nancy Silverton] (https://www.instagram.com/nancysilverton/?hl=en) ’s (also) in L.A., [Marc Vetri] (https://vetricucina.com/about/#awards) ’s in Philly, and the [Hart’s] (https://www.hartsbrooklyn.com/) / [Cervo’s] (https://cervosnyc.com/) / [The Fly] (https://www.hartsbrooklyn.com/) trifecta in NYC. More on color analysis via [Calin Van Paris’s story for Vogue] (https://www.vogue.com/article/how-seasonal-color-analysis-became-a-tiktok-craze#:~:text=This%20age%2Dold%20question%20forms,season%2Dinspired%20categories%20based%20on) . Related: Kibbe types, c/o [The Concept Wardrobe] (https://theconceptwardrobe.com/kibbe-body-types/an-introduction-to-the-kibbe-body-types) and [Vox] (https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22950721/david-kibbe-body-typing-explainer) . So much on miniatures! [The Guardian article “‘A place where millennials can own a home’: why doll’s houses are having a big moment” by Nicole Cooley] (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/08/dollhouses-miniatures-popularity) , [Shrunk] (https://www.shrunkmagazine.com/) magazine, DWR’s [Vitra miniatures collection] (https://rstyle.me/+jQK0l_TGaHvvxzE7Y_4D9g) and [Champagne Chair Contest] (https://www.dwr.com/champagnechair.html?lang=en_US) , [Yuta Segawa’s vases] (https://www.saranyc.com/collections/yuta-segawa) , [Tatsuya Tanaka] (https://www.instagram.com/tanaka_tatsuya/?hl=en) , and [the (40th anniversary!) Marc Jacobs show] (https://fashionista.com/2024/02/marc-jacobs-2024-40th-anniversary-collection#gid=ci02d50548100025fb&pid=marc_jacobs_40th_anniversary_-collection_2024__look8) . We’re seeing bitsy charms on all sorts of things, including [Susan Alexandra Tiny Joys Lucky Charms] (https://www.susanalexandra.com/products/lucky-charms) , [Haricot Vert “Dear Diary” Charming Bag] (https://www.haricotvert.shop/products/dear-diary-handbag) , [Mother Denim Lucky Charms Beanie] (https://www.motherdenim.com/products/the-lucky-charms-beanie-blue) , and [Hello Adrienne Bite Size Dangles] (https://helloadrianne.com/products/bite-size-dangles) . And let’s pleeease not forget [Mini Brand magnets] (https://rstyle.me/+JbnnONOZAOonLYy5byysDg) . Share your favorite small restaurant empires, color analysis thoughts, fave minis, and more via 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) , or [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) . Get your chocolate fix with [Charles Chocolates] (http://charleschocolates.com/) —15% off your first purchase with the code ATHING15. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

45 MINS

45:50

19 Feb 2024


#331

Cowboy Love Stories, Actually Easy Crafts, and the Squashissance

Giddyup! This week we’re talking about an essential Thingie, being forthcoming with one’s universe, the squashissance, cowboy love stories (real and fictional), and, as usual, a whole lot more. Big Thingie Energy: a good vet, specifically cat ‘n bunny caretakers at [Catnip & Carrots] (https://www.catnipandcarrots.com/) . Having a moment? Squash. Some recipes we love include [Aacorn Squash with Coconut Custard] (https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/acorn-squash-coconut-custard) from Kristen Kish for Food & Wine, [Soy Glazed Kabocha Squash with Japanese Sesame Seasoning] (http://blog.seasonwithspice.com/2014/11/roasted-japanese-kabocha-squash-recipe.html) from Season with Spice, [Delicata Squash Agrodolce] (https://www.purewow.com/recipes/delicata-squash-agrodolce) from Athena Calderone for PureWow, and [Roasted Honey Nut Squash and Chickpeas With Hot Honey] (https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1023687-roasted-honey-nut-squash-and-chickpeas-with-hot-honey?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=athingortwo&utm_content=052322) from Melissa Clark for NYT. GRWM audiobooks we’re into include [Tom Lake by Ann Patchett] (https://open.spotify.com/show/5lIS5YQRT0ipgZt6CgGmx1) and [You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith] (https://open.spotify.com/show/5BooRE9bGbmRYoHlTXiNdT) (< who you probably know from [her poem “Good Bones”] (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/89897/good-bones) and/or [her essay “My Marriage Was Never the Same After That.”] (https://www.thecut.com/article/book-excerpt-you-could-make-this-place-beautiful-maggie-smith.html) ). We love cowboy love! Get into Lyla Sage’s Rebel Blue Ranch series, starting with [Done and Dusted] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/done-and-dusted-lyla-sage/20316360?ean=9780593732427) and the upcoming [Swift and Saddled] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/swift-and-saddled-lyla-sage/20316365?ean=9780593732434) . Related: [the rodeo] (https://www.curbed.com/article/pbr-rodeo-msg-nyc-photos.html) , [Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780060885618) , and [Bella Hadid’s cowboyfriend] (https://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/bella-hadid-spotted-making-out-with-a-cowboy-in-fort-worth-what-do-we-do-17724155#:~:text=Bella%20Hadid%20Is%20Dating%20a,Hide%20your%20cowboys%2C%20ladies.&text=Supermodel%20and%20sneaker%20enthusiast%20Bella,and%20canoodling%20with%20a%20cowboy.) . We love easy crafts! Including decorating [these 99¢ frames] (https://rstyle.me/+rZTw8-r5Wz9trad6emEILg) , [rolling beeswax candles] (https://www.hearthsong.com/products/diy-natural-beeswax-candle-making-kit) , doing fruit and veggie prints (maybe at [RecCreate Collective] (https://bio.site/reccreatecollective?fbclid=PAAaYPIWuEaxBtCR_tkzPK4MIlop597pI0MSxIpXrk2Hce_yL9GbYyt2hI6IY_aem_AQR_2cFlkhbMJ5l7YeTiTxCAZ97bpigKzeLbIkEqagM3_gYZeTt7Z4luKp8Jc0XmxNs) in BK?), and collage journaling like [Martina Calvi] (https://www.instagram.com/martinamartian/) . Also, we endorse Target’s [Spritz] (https://rstyle.me/+IdYrRXSkWKmfrPrRmWVG3Q) line of party decorations ( [balloon arch + gold fringe] (https://rstyle.me/+VAlznseQ3Z6XSv7dubH-1A) , hello). We are deep in the [Grossy Universe] (https://danpelosi.com/about/) . Do you want any context on the people in our ‘verse? Ask away at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) , or even [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) . Do your nails so well you impress yourself with [Olive & June] (https://oliveandjune.com/athingortwo) —20% off your first Mani System when you use our link. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

51 MINS

51:05

12 Feb 2024


#330

Tongs, the Rivian and Sleeping-in-Socks Discourses, and Hot Hands

Di-hards, Clairericas, ATOTs, Thingles, actual listener name TBA: It's time to dive even deeper into Rivians lore, share the case for sleeping in socks, and add a new one for hand warmers. Also, it’s feeling like the tong discussion on this podcast is just beginning… Listen to [the How I Built This ep] (https://podcasts.apple.com/kn/podcast/rivian-rj-scaringe/id1150510297?i=1000578203598) with the founder of Rivian; read the WSJ story [“‘If You Sleep in Socks You’re a Psychopath.’ Health Tip Kicks Up Controversy.”] (https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/sleep-tips-wear-socks-to-bed-benefits-5d99a2c3?reflink=article_copyURL_share&st=v9s39zsc2ibt14v&utm_source=pocket_saves) [Ocoopa hand-warmers] (https://www.ocoopa.com/) —have we tried? Or [Zippo’s] (https://www.zippo.com/collections/hand-warmers) ? What should we call ATOT fans? Now’s your chance to let us know at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) —and bring the debate to [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) (either the app or the browser version!). Hire for that role with [Indeed] (https://indeed.com/athingortwo) and get a $75 sponsored job credit when you use our link. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

33 MINS

33:51

05 Feb 2024


#329

Your Framing Woes and Susan Tynan’s Thingies (Brought to Us by Framebridge!)

May we ask a question? Are you a [Framebridge] (https://framebridge.com/) groupie yet? We’re partnering with the fantastic company on this glorious ep—and an event at their Park Slope store from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, with 15% off! Which is all to say: If you’re not already hooked, you’re about to be. Behold, CEO Susan Tynan’s Thingies, your family-photo anxieties, and how what we’re hanging on our walls offers a lens into ~the culture~. Susan’s Thingies include [egg rolls in a bowl] (https://broccyourbody.com/one-pot-egg-roll-bowls/) , [Athletic Brewing Run Wild IPA] (https://athleticbrewing.com/products/run-wild) , [Pomela Casa mugs] (https://pomelocasa.com/collections/mug/products/copia-de-mug-with-hand-painted-designs-1) , [the Marrakesh frame from Framebridge] (https://www.framebridge.com/products/marrakesh-rounded-burlwood-frame) , [Caroline’s Cakes 7-Layer Cakes] (https://carolinescakes.com/collections/7-layer-cakes) , and [the Spoonful of Comfort Thinking of You Package] (https://www.spoonfulofcomfort.com/products/thinking-of-you-package) . [The Framebridge gallery wall sets] (https://www.framebridge.com/collections/new-gallery-walls) = a stroke of genius. If you’re commissioning illustrations for future framing, we love the work of [Julie Houts] (https://www.juliehouts.com/commissions) and [Olivia de Recat] (https://www.oliviaderecat.com/shop) . What are your framing conundrums? How have you taken ownership over your own bday happiness? Share with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) —and chat it up about anything at all in [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) ! Come join us for the easiest, most stylish framing at [Framebridge Park Slope] (https://www.framebridge.com/pages/park-slope) this Sat., 2/3, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. and get 15% off (a very rare discount!). See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

46 MINS

46:09

29 Jan 2024


#328

Verbal Leashes, Repeating Outfits, and Alt Electric Vehicles

We’ve got some hot topics like celebrity activism and when to share pregnancy news—and even hotter topics like verbal leashes, sleeping with socks on, and weird terminology for just wearing your damn clothes. New nym alert!!! [Good Inside by Becky Kennedy] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/good-inside-a-guide-to-becoming-the-parent-you-want-to-be-becky-kennedy/17818852?ean=9780063159488) brings us MGI: most generous interpretation. Claire’s IG exchange with Nancy Meyers [in this Instagram post] (https://www.instagram.com/p/C1UsPaBJx0U/?img_index=1) confirms that there are, in fact, Vicente Foods bags in The Holiday (and that N.M. is the greatest). The thing having a moment this week: [Rivians] (https://rivian.com/) and their mascot, [Gary the Gear Guard] (https://rivian.com/gear-shop/p/gear-guard-plush) . Two things we’re happy about being “in” in 2024 include outfit-repeating and going to the movies. Shoutout to [this @flwrchldtweets tweet ] (https://twitter.com/flwrchldtweets/status/1744508231781695708) and [Dwight Garner’s Grub Street Diet] (https://www.grubstreet.com/2023/09/dwight-garner-grub-street-diet.html) . Dog people: Is a verbal leash (not the yet-to-be-written spinoff to Best in Show) a thing? Please let us know at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) —and chat it up about anything at all in [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) ! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

44 MINS

44:33

22 Jan 2024


#327

Thingies with Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Embracing Junior Varsity

Let’s talk Thingies with [Samhita Mukhopadhyay] (https://www.instagram.com/thesamhita/?hl=en) , a writer and editor who covers feminism, politics, culture, fashion, racial justice, and existential dating dilemmas—in short, so much we want to read. She’s the editorial director of [The Meteor] (https://wearethemeteor.com/) , the co-editor of the best-selling anthology [Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781250155504) , and the author of [Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781580053327) and (forthcoming!!) [The Myth of Making It: A Workplace Reckoning] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593448090) . Yes, consider this the you-hear-it-here-first pre-order nudge. Samhita’s Thingies include [Ranavat hair oil] (https://www.ranavat.com/products/mighty-majesty-fortifying-hair-serum?_pos=1&_sid=0701de2a8&_ss=r) , wearing her partner’s class ring, [Care Touch lens wipes] (https://rstyle.me/+gOsRDL6VZGMig-TTYL66lA) , [Jolly Rancher Chews] (https://rstyle.me/+zlQAJpAKLhwp6Z3uhsJNQw) , [a poem by Hala Alyan] (https://www.instagram.com/p/C0fCpszuWkZ/?hl=en) , and [Megan Thee Stallion’s bodyodyody] (https://www.instagram.com/theestallion/?hl=en) . The phrase “Oh, I’m JV” is brought to us by [Sara Petersen’s Substack In Pursuit of Clean Countertops] (https://sarapetersen.substack.com/p/if-intentional-mediocrity-is-a-sin?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email) , and we have a bonus Thingie: [the memoir installments of Kim France’s Substack] (https://kimfrance.substack.com/) ! What areas are you happily JV in? Share with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) —and chat it up about anything at all in [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) ! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

33 MINS

33:31

15 Jan 2024


#326

One AirPod, Two Boyfriends, Even More Notes App, and a Mayo Mystery

Let’s dive into some Hellmann’s drama, TSwift x Wordsworth, and lots more re: the secret life of girls ( [thank you to Wired] (https://www.wired.com/story/iphone-notes-app-purest-reflection-of-our-humanity/) for the Notes App *respect*!!!). To know Prof. Stephanie Burt is to love Prof. Stephanie Burt— [this NYT interview] (https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/30/style/taylor-swift-harvard-course.html) about her Harvard Taylor Swift class will get you there. A fave on the syllabus: [Grace and the Fever by Zan Romanoff] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/grace-and-the-fever-zan-romanoff/10216380?ean=9781524720841) . It’s pintxo season (we say!). [Woldy Kusina] (https://www.instagram.com/p/Cz7TqIiOUfr/?hl=en&img_index=1) shows us how it’s done, and [Despaña] (https://despanabrandfoods.com/) is a great ingredient source. (Also: RIP [the Prune Chicago Matchbox Bloody Mary] (https://www.instagram.com/p/l2o3kqo7ZV/) .) Indoor/Outdoor Boyfriends brought to you buy [Ella Risbridger’s You Get In Love And Then newsletter] (https://ella.substack.com/) . (Have you read her book [Midnight Chicken] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781408867761) ?) Did you know [Hellmann’s mayonnaise is known as something else entirely in parts of the West] (https://www.kron4.com/news/national/hellmanns-mayonnaise-is-known-as-something-else-entirely-in-parts-of-the-west/#:~:text=Best%20Foods%20%E2%80%94%20a%20brand%20owned,1932%2C%20when%20Best%20Foods%20Inc) ? Share your thoughts on this revelation at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) , and chat it up about anything at all in [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) ! Get your nails in good shape with [Olive & June] (http://oliveandjune.com/athingortwo) —20% off your first Mani System with our link. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

32 MINS

32:49

08 Jan 2024


#325

Crowd Favorite: Aging and Longing (Um, the Wisdom Episode?)

We’re wise enough to know it’s about time to revisit this wisdom episode from the vault. We share our feelings about feeling our age and some excellent advice we caught about living with a little longing—and we very much would like to hear if this one hits differently the second time around. Some readings that impacted how we’ve been navigating aging include [Being Mortal by Atul Gawande] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781250076229) , [Casey Johnston’s Swole Woman program] (https://www.couchtobarbell.com/) , [Cheryl Wischover’s “What Changed When I Started Lifting Weights” in the Gloria newsletter] (https://www.hellogloria.com/essays/benefits-of-lifting-weights#weights) , and [Kayleen Schaefer’s “How 50 Pushups A Day Helped Me Cope In An Uncertain World” for Elle] (https://www.elle.com/culture/books/a35616822/how-50-pushups-a-day-helped-me-cope-in-an-uncertain-world/) . If you have thoughts on longing or musings about aging share them with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) . And try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) for more recommendations. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

01 Jan 2024

34 MINS

34:45

01 Jan 2024


#324

Crowd Favorite: Build-a-Bear After Dark, Dua Lip, and the Most Midwestern of Sayings

Today we present a very *us* episode from the archives: What does “After Dark” mean to you? How does one explain what consulting is? Are you signed up for Dua Lipa’s newsletter? What does it mean to actually *build* a bear? All this and more in your ears now! For some discomfitting Build-a-Bear products for adults, enter [The Bear Cave] (https://www.buildabear.com/the-bear-cave) . For other “but what does it MEAN?” After Dark content, check out [National Parks After Dark] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) and [this edition of Emily Henry’s Book Lovers] (https://www.instagram.com/p/CkbeNsnvt0V/?hl=en) . Check out [this YouTube video from Charlie Berens] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb_-taYLRfY) for on ope usage and [Midwest vs. Everybody] (https://www.instagram.com/midwestvseverybody/) ’s [great ope merch] (https://midwestvseverybody.com/search?q=ope) . Also: [on the rise] (https://www.grubstreet.com/2022/03/the-year-i-ate-new-york-haute-suburbia.html) of the Midwestern vibe. Takeaways re: ["A ‘Landmark’ as Women Will Coach Against Each Other in Men’s Soccer,"] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/26/sports/soccer/nyu-chicago-women-soccer-coaches.html) which also made us think about [this episode of Throwing Fits] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pumpin-butts-with-aaron-levine/id1494513478?i=1000489716655) . Join us in subscribing to Dua Lipa’s newsletter [Service95] (https://www.service95.com/) and listening to her podcast [At Your Service] (https://link.chtbl.com/Dua_Lipa_At_Your_Service) . Share your thoughts on all of this at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) —or join [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) ! And try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) for a whole lot more recommendations. Turn to [Shopify] (https://shopify.com/athingortwo) for all your ecomm needs and get a free 14-day trial with our link. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

25 Dec 2023

35 MINS

35:26

25 Dec 2023


#323

Crowd Favorite: Ellen Van Dusen’s Thingies and Creativity Updates from Elder Celebrity White Men

We’re so excited about this Guest Thingies ep with [Ellen Van Dusen] (https://www.instagram.com/dusendusen/?hl=en) of [Dusen Dusen] (https://www.dusendusen.com/) —a greatest hit if there ever was one! But first, some nuggets of wisdom from famously creative famous dudes. We’re definitely taking inspiration from [Rod Stewart’s model railway] (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50403561) side project and [Tom Hanks's advice to Austin Butler] (https://www.gq.com/story/gq-hype-austin-butler) . Ellen’s Thingies include being comfortable inside and outside the home (please see: [her delightful robes] (https://www.dusendusen.com/pages/shop#bathrobe) …and [brand-new slippers] (https://store.moma.org/accessories/apparel/dusen-dusen-for-moma-subu-slippers/17875-160523.html#q=dusen&lang=en_US&start=1) !!), [@Favetiktoks420] (https://www.instagram.com/favetiktoks420/) on Instagram, and cool silverware (especially [David Tisdale’s Picnic Flatware] (https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18621771/) , which makes us think of [Ahimsa dinnerware for kids] (https://ahimsahome.com/) ). She also loves tile right now—see: [Heath Ceramics] (https://www.heathceramics.com/pages/heath-tile?utm_campaign=%7Bcampaign%7D&adgroup=%7Badgroup%7D&utm_content=591167398047&utm_term=tiles&gclid=Cj0KCQjwmdGYBhDRARIsABmSEePJI2LQZl493sC7EAen8bmv0bBfaRBepywM5HiPrlPPRzJOCbW8bnoaAgZmEALw_wcB) , [her collab with Concrete Collaborative] (https://concretelove.com/products/cooler-gallery-flower-dusen-dusen-box-of-13?_pos=1&_sid=84382caf8&_ss=r) , [Fireclay] (https://www.fireclaytile.com/) , and [Oasis] (https://oasistile.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwmdGYBhDRARIsABmSEeMqgaXG-cFwX3jVFkkBRUajtv8L_c4zfSh4btg8-DFCAiSqZM0UnbEaAoAyEALw_wcB) —and you have to, have to check out [her backyard mosaic] (https://www.instagram.com/p/CUliB7ONIrE/) . Last but not least: Her love of bird-watching has us asking when she’s going to start selling [the birdhouse she designed] (https://www.bbg.org/feature/birdhouses/ellen_van_dusen) for [Brooklyn Botanic Garden] (https://www.bbg.org/) (in the meantime, [the MoMA one] (https://store.moma.org/for-the-home/home/indoor-outdoor-gardening/wildlife-garden-birdhouse-and-feeder/400274-400274.html#q=birdhouse&lang=en_US&start=1) we’re all into). Ooh, and as we told Ellen, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is [a great book] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780316204262) and [a much better movie] (https://www.hulu.com/movie/whered-you-go-bernadette-3ff159e6-e8b7-4f6a-b911-9218f4a6c22d?entity_id=3ff159e6-e8b7-4f6a-b911-9218f4a6c22d) than it gets credit for being. Share your dream Thingies guests with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [ @athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) . And for more recommendations, try out [ a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) . Treat your hair to [Nutrafol] (https://nutrafol.com/) . Take $10 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Dec 2023

43 MINS

43:32

18 Dec 2023


#322

Alison Roman’s Thingies and One Last Kid Gifting Idea

This week, we’re talkin’ Thingies with Alison Roman, the woman behind a SLEW of recipes we cook all the dang time. We know you know her, but JIC, she’s the author of NYT bestselling—and gifty!—cookbooks [Sweet Enough,] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/sweet-enough-a-baking-book-alison-roman/18720214?ean=9781984826398) [Nothing Fancy] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/nothing-fancy-unfussy-food-for-having-people-over-alison-roman/11165547?ean=9780451497017) , and [Dining In] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/dining-in-highly-cookable-recipes-a-cookbook-alison-roman/11165505?ean=9780451496997) , she doles out the most delightful kitchen content in [A Newsletter] (https://www.alisoneroman.com/newsletter) and on her [Home Movies] (https://www.youtube.com/user/alisoneroman) YouTube channel, and she delivers guidance of all kinds on her [Solicited Advice] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/solicited-advice-with-alison-roman/id1709162489) podcast. In essence: She’s full of thoughts, and we want them all. First things first, what we would bring to a pilot kid-gift swap (thx, Leslie!): [Spirograph] (https://rstyle.me/+I6-4xbcREcyzZHs-z9_8eA) , [Yellow Owl Workshop DIY Pin & Flair Kit] (https://yellowowlworkshop.com/products/diy-pin-flair-kit) , [Bastien Contraire Stencil Kit] (https://mcachicagostore.org/products/stencil-art-kit?currency=USD&variant=42520073076979&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&stkn=9a5ce7d795dd&gclid=CjwKCAiAvJarBhA1EiwAGgZl0EHkWl_WWkJXcfnME_AX9sYxBeXuhSXwubf0W1tETYpFZbGTmDBM4hoCUUgQAvD_BwE) , [Majo Ideas Art Pack] (https://majoideas.com/) , and [Pop Tubes] (https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/pop-tubes) . Alison’s tabletop Thingies include beeswax candles (try [Greentree Home Candle] (https://www.greentreehomecandle.com/) —maybe in the sangria color?!), candle holders *in general* (e.g., [this Sophie Lou Jacobson one] (https://sophieloujacobsen.com/) ), and interesting serving platters including [Bordallo Pinheiro's] (https://us.bordallopinheiro.com/couve-concave-leaf-26-natural-prd-pt) . For the bod, she loves using [Laneige’s lip mask] (https://us.laneige.com/products/lip-sleeping-mask) as lip balm, and [Davines’s Vegetarian Miracle Mask] (https://us.davines.com/products/nourishing-vegetarian-miracle-mask?gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgqGrBhDtARIsAM5s0_kuHBdV5zPMDl-wT1Y-_alvO7eeEv-yMzmwRRjV6h2DCmYMGBxcA9kaAikmEALw_wcB) for her hair. On the food front, how about chopped fermented chilies—use them to make [her Brothy Chickpeas with Calabrian Chili] (https://www.alisoneroman.com/recipes/brothy-chickpeas-with-calabrian-chili) (and/or [these chickpeas] (https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jul/11/yotam-ottolenghi-chickpea-recipes-confit-tandoori-polenta-chips-parmesan-braise?page=with%3Aimg-3?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=athingortwo&utm_content=052322) )—and, for dessert, [Kolsvart gummies] (https://www.kolsvart.com/) . Share your Thingies with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, and [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) , or drop them in [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) ! Give yourself the gift of professional counseling with [BetterHelp] (http://betterhelp.com/athingortwo) and take 10% off your first month with our link. Trust us: It’s all about [Nutrafol] (https://nutrafol.com/) . Take $10 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

11 Dec 2023

43 MINS

43:28

11 Dec 2023


#321

Whoopers, Chicken Anxiety, and Weightlifting

Whoop! Whoop! This week we are discussing our marathon-cheering behaviors, chicken anxiety, iconic hot dogs, and weightlifting thanks—in part— to the Beckham doc. The term chicken anxiety was brought to us by [Rosie Seabrook on TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@rosie.seabrook?lang=en) . We can’t believe we haven’t talked about [The Wieners Circle] (https://www.wienerscirclechicago.com/) yet. [Their Instagram] (https://instagram.com/wienerscircle?igshid=NWY2dmU0OXA3MXIw) is one of the only safe places on IG. [This Vogue] (https://www.vogue.com/article/victoria-and-david-beckhams-personal-trainer-shares-vbs-workout-secrets) story about Victoria Beckham's weightlifting routine inspired us to ask you all how you are thinking about this, and you have answers: [@evlofitness programs] (https://www.instagram.com/evlofitness) , [CoPilot app] (https://mycopilot.com/) , [@kerimantie] (https://www.instagram.com/kerimantie) , [Ladder app] (https://www.joinladder.com/) , [Liftoff: Casey Johnston’s Couch to Barbell] (https://www.couchtobarbell.com/) , [Stronger by the Day] (https://www.strongstrongfriends.com/product/stronger-by-the-day/) , and [Peloton strength classes] (https://www.onepeloton.com/classes/strength) . A big sell on weightlifting comes from [Yasi Salek in the Perfectly Imperfect newsletter] (https://www.perfectlyimperfect.fyi/p/377-yasi-salek) . Send us your weightlifting thoughts at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, and [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) , or share in [our Geneva] (https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b) ! Learn from the best with [MasterClass] (https://masterclass.com/athingortwo) and get two memberships for the price of one with our link. Join [Book of the Month] (https://www.bookofthemonth.com/) and get your first book for just $5 with the code SWEATER. YAY. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

04 Dec 2023

45 MINS

45:10

04 Dec 2023