89. Hoarders, IPAs, Backpacking (w/ Micah Mason)

Our old pal Micah helps rank the TV show Hoarders, the IPA beer style, and backpacking on the List of Every Damn Thing.
Phil & Jake are joined by friend-of-the-pod Micah to rank the reality TV show Hoarders, the craft beer style known as IPA, and the activity of backpacking on the List of Every Damn Thing.

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  • The Collyer Brothers were famous hoarders who died in the 1940s. There was a musical made about their lives.
  • Aida is a Verdi opera, first performed in Cairo in 1871. Of course Phil pronounced it wrong. What did you expect?!
  • During the episode Jake drinks a Picnic Lightning by Brouwerij West. It’s a top-notch Hazy IPA.
  • Shop ‘n’ Wash was a laundromat & convenience store in Ukiah, CA. It's name is pure description, zero wordplay. Phil feels that laundromats should have some wordplay in their names eg "Get the Funk Out" 
  • "Escamoles" or "Mexican caviar" are ant eggs eaten as food by adventurous eaters like Micah.
  • Phil referred to Shackleton’s Endurance as Sir Edmund Hillary going to the North Pole in the Perseverance. The wreck of Endurance was just discovered in March of 2022!
  • "The Ride" by David Allan Coe is a 1983 country song about an encounter with the ghost of Hank Williams while hitchhiking from Montgomery, AL to Nashville, TN.
  • Phil mentions Plagues and Pleasures on The Salton Sea, a documentary about the area. It's a very strange place both culturally and geologically.

Below are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here).

  1. Dolly Parton - person
  2. interspecies animal friends - idea
  3. sex - idea
  4. bicycles - tool
  5. coffee - beverage
  6. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
  7. Prince - person
  8. It’s-It - food
  9. Doctor Doom - fictional character
  10. Cher - person


274. Hank Williams, Jr - person
275. British Royal Family - institution
276. Steven Seagal - person
277. McRib - food
278. Hoarders - TV show
279. death - idea
280. war - idea
281. cigarettes - drug
282. QAnon - idea
283. transphobia - idea

Theme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was produced & edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.

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