So…How Does This Podcast Thingy Work…?


Welcome to Podcast Tutorial 101, designed for those of you new to the world of podcasts! Even though I host a podcast, I was only introduced to this form of entertainment about two years ago. I was familiar with the term “Podcast” but didn’t quite understand what one was.

So…here are the SUPER easy steps ( yes, the caps were intentional – it’s that easy) to enjoy podcasts. Plus, just think how cool you’ll sound when you casually say to your friends, “So I was listening to this really great podcast the other day…” I”m telling you, this will be the expression on their faces,

but let’s be honest…probably not as cute. Anyway, on to making you the coolest person in your book club. Read on…

First of all, let’s clear up one thing. A podcast is NOT a blog. I know this because I also write a blog. Yes, I’m THAT amazing.  (Caps intentional) A blog is simply a platform to share written essays online. You READ a blog. A podcast, on the other hand, is a recorded program designed to be listened to in a couple different ways. How? Oh, I’m SO glad you asked. (Caps…well, you know) So, here’s how you can listen to a podcast:

  1. You can listen directly on your smartphone. Simply tap on the Podcast App icon
  2. and type in the name of the podcast in the search bar, like for example, oh I don’t know, something like: Where Are My Glasses. Yes, that would definitely be a good one to type in. Then you just tap on the picture that shows up:






and BOOM! you’re there! Tap on an episode and you can listen right on your phone! I often listen while I’m driving in the car, when I’m on the treadmill, I’ll carry it room to room as I do housework or just sit in a comfy chair and be lazy while I listen. The point is…it’s PORTABLE, which is the best part of podcast listening!

3. Now comes the REALLY  important part…click on Subscribe and Rate/Review  🙂 Subscribing simply means you will be notified when a new episode is posted. Nothing more.  And offering a review or rating helps us with our iTunes presence.

The other SUPER EASY way to listen is to click on the link that accompanies each post on this site and the episode will magically begin to play RIGHT ON YOUR COMPUTER!!! That’s right! I mean, seriously, it doesn’t get any easier.

With that, I will leave you to your podcast listening pleasure. Please share this valuable information with your friends. Better yet, just send them this link:

They will be forever grateful to you. Trust me on this. And bask in the glow of living the Ultimately Cool Podcast Life. Your kids won’t recognize you. And that’s a promise 😎

P.S. We also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE comments. So please leave a comment and let us know what’s on your mind. It doesn’t even have to be on topic! That’s how desperate we are to hear from you

Episode 38 – Public Bathrooms…Could My Mom Have Been WRONG?

On today’s episode, Marilyn is joined by her daughter, Mary Kate, and they talk about everyone’s favorite topic…public bathrooms! We’re talking about all the good stuff…stall locks, toilet paper, germs, and flushing the toilet with your foot.  Moral of the story…WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!  As always, don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes!

Episode 37 – Weird, Terrifying and Politically Incorrect Christmas Traditions

Today, Marilyn is joined by her daughter, Mary Kate.  Together they tell you about some of the craziest Christmas traditions from around the globe.  A few of the highlights…a pooping log, a pickle ornament, and having Christmas dinner at KFC.  Does your family have any weird Christmas traditions?  Let us know and don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes!

Episode 36 – Pointless Facts Sure To Impress Over The Holidays

Today Marilyn is going to wow you with all kinds of weird, wild, and pointless facts.  This episode is a must listen to make sure you have something to talk about at all of your holiday parties.  No more awkward silences!  You will have all kinds of fun facts to impress your family and friends.  If you like what you hear, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!

Episode 35 – Judge Marilyn

On today’s episode, Marilyn is joined by her friend Tami and they discuss some frivolous lawsuits.  Apparently, there are a lot of people out there looking to make a quick buck, and Marilyn is calling them out!  Have you ever thought about suing someone?  Tell us all about it.  Plead your case to Judge Marilyn and she will give you her ruling.  As always, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!!

Episode 34 – Are You Gonna Eat That? …And Other Stories of Growing Up in a Big Family

Did you grow up with a lot of brothers and sisters?  Did you and your siblings get along or were there sibling rivalries?  In today’s episode, Marilyn talks about her experience growing up in a big family.  She also discusses how her experience was different than her husband’s, who also grew up with a lot of brothers and sisters.  Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes!

Episode 33 – My Joints Need A Joint

What does the word “joint” conjure up in your mind.  Well, Marilyn thinks that might depend on your age.  In high school, it means one thing.  When you’re middle aged, it means another.  And in old age, maybe it means something else!  In this episode, Marilyn is joined by her good friend, Tami, as they discuss this important topic.

Episode 32 – My Relationship With Bugs…Or Why I Own A Lifetime Supply of Raid

Do you hate bugs?  Or maybe you’re a weirdo that considers yourself “bug person”?  Marilyn is absolutely not bug person and in today’s episode she tells you why.  Tell us your bug horror stories and we’ll talk about them on an upcoming episode.  As always, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!

Episode 31 – I Think I’ve Made A Huge Mistake…

On today’s episode, Marilyn asks a simple question… “What is WRONG with people?!?”  Specifically, what is wrong with people that have deadly pets?  Don’t they know about puppies?  Not only are puppies cute and cuddly, but they won’t kill you…which is a plus when picking out a pet!  Let us know what you think.  Are these people crazy?  Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!

Episode 30 – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s that time of the year again! The time of year when parents reluctantly send their kids off to college…crying the whole drive to and from campus.  As you might expect, Marilyn had a slightly different reaction to sending her kids off to college.  On today’s episode, our host is joined by her good friend, Tami, and they explain why sending your kids off to school is a time to celebrate!  Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!