The Setlist of Life

Leslie, Kirsten, Christine, & Aaron

Four former members of the band “Dolly4Sue” reunite to give a witty personal account their cool, and not so cool, adventures over the last decade as musicians in a “Mom band”. Listen in as they lean on each other while balancing life, family, and music. You just might find yourself finding yourself along the way.

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077 Welcome to the Jungle
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077 Welcome to the Jungle
In this conversation, the hosts discuss various topics including Mercury in retrograde, the recent eclipse, and a new segment called 'Aaron vs. Greg' where Aaron gives advice on plant care. They examine several dead plants and Aaron provides suggestions on how to revive them. The conversation is light-hearted and humorous, with the hosts sharing personal anecdotes and observations. In this conversation, the hosts discuss various topics including hunting dogs, the death of O.J. Simpson, Mercury retrograde, and pickleball tournaments. They also touch on the idea of making a Christmas tree out of pickleball medals and the effects of the full moon. The conversation is light-hearted and filled with humor.TakeawaysMercury in retrograde can cause electronic malfunctions and communication issuesThe recent eclipse was not as dark as expected, but still produced a significant amount of lightAaron is knowledgeable about plant care and provides helpful advicePlants purchased from grocery stores are often tropical and may not survive in typical indoor conditionsOverwatering can lead to root rot in certain plantsTalking to plants and giving them love can help them thrive The hosts share stories and anecdotes about hunting dogs and their experiences with themThey discuss the death of O.J. Simpson and the impact it has on their perception of the infamous murder caseThe hosts talk about the concept of Mercury retrograde and its effects on communication and technologyThey reflect on their experiences in pickleball tournaments and the emotions that come with competitive sportsThe conversation touches on the idea of creating a Christmas tree out of pickleball medals and the effects of the full moonSound Bites"When it's Mercury in retrograde, that's when all of your electronics mess up and you have problems with communication.""Even in the path of the eclipse, you are left with so little of the sun, a sliver of it, and yet it produces so much light.""Aaron vs. Greg: The ultimate plant care showdown!""One of my dogs is a hunting dog. She's a Brittany Spaniel.""I was wrong. It's not just vaces. It is not.""I tried to order groceries online last night and it wouldn't order."Chapters00:00 Introduction and Missing Bandmate07:25 Observations of the Recent Eclipse14:26 Reviving Dead Basil Plant29:05 Different Roles in Plant Care39:24 The Effects of Mercury Retrograde45:53 Ordering Groceries Online56:22 The Influence of the Full Moonthesetlistoflife@gmail.com
076 That's What Friends Are For
09-04-2024
076 That's What Friends Are For
In this episode, the bandmates of Dolly For Sue discuss their recent adventures and share some April Fool's Day pranks. They talk about Kirsten's trip to Dublin and Portugal, including a mishap with train tickets. They also share tidbits about Irish dancing, ghost tours in Dublin, and April Fool's Day jokes. In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss various topics including Whopper flavored toothpaste, taste testing different foods, glass blowing, the Barkley Marathon, band names, and pronunciation differences. They also mention their upcoming activities and share some funny anecdotes.TakeawaysThe bandmates share their recent adventures and mishapsThey discuss the fun and hospitality of IrelandThey reminisce about past April Fool's Day pranksThey talk about the cultural significance of Irish dancing Whopper flavored toothpaste and other unique food flavors can be interesting marketing gimmicksTaste testing different foods and products can be a fun and entertaining activityGlass blowing is a challenging and impressive art formThe Berkeley Marathon is a grueling race with unique rules and challengesComing up with band names can be a creative and entertaining processPronunciation differences can vary regionally and lead to humorous misunderstandingsSound Bites"We were super excited because we upgraded to first class for like six euros a person""Billy in the bowl was born with no legs and this is where they had wheelchairs""My dad loves April Fool's Day. He used to just torture the crap out of us""Smells like a Whopper in here. Did you brush your teeth?""If I can get my hands on a bag, I'll bring it for taste testing.""I think it sounds like the most boring show in the world."Chapters00:00 Introduction and Song Choice00:55 April Fool's Day Pranks10:52 Spring Break Stories16:25 Ghost Tours and Tidbits26:05 April Fool's Day Pranks: Past and Present30:34 The Cultural Significance of Irish Dancing31:57 Whopper Flavored Toothpaste and Other Unique Food Flavors32:57 The Fun of Taste Testing and Product Testing36:23 The Art and Challenges of Glass Blowing39:45 The Grueling Berkeley Marathon44:21 Creative Band Name Ideas55:08 Pronunciation Differences and Humorous Misunderstandingsthesetlistoflife@gmail.com
075 Take Me Home Tonight
26-03-2024
075 Take Me Home Tonight
In this episode, we celebrate our 75th episode and discuss artists who are 75 years old. We also provide updates on personal events and follow-up on previous topics. The conversation covers topics such as feedback on a performance, travel plans, OCD tendencies, toilet paper orientation, and favorite weekly TV shows. We also recommend music and discuss our preferences for streaming services and series. In this episode, we discuss the Barkley Marathons, a grueling and secretive ultramarathon race. We also share our recent achievements in pickleball and play a game called the Worst Case Scenario. The conversation touches on movies that we've never seen and upcoming college visits. We also discuss the reality TV show Blown Away, a glass blowing competition.TakeawaysCelebrate milestones and achievementsStay updated on personal events and provide follow-up on previous topicsEngage in lighthearted discussions about everyday topicsShare recommendations for music, TV shows, and streaming servicesChapters00:00 Introduction and Celebration of 75th Episode01:00 Artists Who Are 75 Years Old01:31 Personal Updates and Follow-Up06:13 Discussion on Buttons and Memory Games06:40 Upcoming Concerts and Music Recommendations09:18 Discussion on Travel Plans11:28 Conversation about Snacktives and Sponsorship12:33 Discussion on OCD Tendencies19:32 Conversation about Sticky Messes23:56 Favorite Weekly TV Shows27:56 Discussion on Streaming Services and Series Recommendations38:07 The Barkley Marathons41:19 Pickleball Achievements46:21 The Worst Case Scenario Game56:30 Movies Not Seen01:06:22 College Visits01:10:37 Blown Away: The Glass Blowing Competitionthesetlistoflife@gmail.com
074 Wake Me Up
19-03-2024
074 Wake Me Up
In this episode, the bandmates of Dolly 4 Sue discuss various topics, including glass blowing, woodturning, and a hypothetical battle royale scenario. They also engage in a lighthearted conversation about Disney princesses and take a quiz to determine which princess they are most like. The episode is filled with humor and playful banter as the bandmates share their opinions and make decisions on various topics. The conversation covers a range of topics, including Disney princesses, the seed vault in Antarctica, music recommendations, and misunderstood terms. The hosts also discuss planning for their Christmas episode and celebrate an upcoming milestone in their podcast journey. They end the conversation by sharing hidden gems from Corey Hart's discography.TakeawaysGlass blowing is a fascinating and challenging art form that requires skill and precision.Woodturning can produce intricate and beautiful creations, such as Christmas ornaments.In a battle royale scenario, the choice of defenses can greatly impact the outcome.Gorillas are considered a formidable defense option due to their strength and intelligence.Disney princesses continue to captivate people's imaginations and spark discussions. Disney princesses have been a popular topic of discussion, with each host sharing their favorite princesses and movies.The seed vault in Antarctica is a facility that stores a wide variety of seeds in case of future emergencies.The hosts recommend checking out the Lemon Twigs and their unique blend of musical styles.It's important to be aware of the meanings of certain terms to avoid misunderstandings.The hosts are excited about reaching a milestone in their podcast journey and are already planning for their Christmas episode.Corey Hart has hidden gems in his discography, such as the song 'Fields of Fire.'Chapters00:00 Introduction and Song Choice00:33 Discussion about Colors and Ducks01:12 Glass Blowing and Personal Experiences04:15 Opinions on Glass Blowing05:04 Unusual Glass Blowing Creations05:31 Discussion about Woodturning06:28 Woodturning and Christmas Ornaments07:53 Topic Introduction: Battle Royale09:20 Game: Choosing Defenses10:48 Discussion and Decision Making13:44 Debate on the Hunter Option19:35 Discussion on Gorillas and Their Strength22:30 Conversation Shift to Disney Princesses23:26 Quiz: Which Disney Princess Are You?27:02 Guessing Favorite Disney Princesses30:00 Disney Princesses36:24 The Seed Vault38:21 The Vault Under the Ice40:10 Plant Talk41:05 Music Recommendations46:37 The Lemon Twigs49:40 Misunderstood Terms52:01 Christmas Episode Planning56:04 Upcoming Milestone57:22 Corey Hart's Hidden Gems
073 Blurred Lines
12-03-2024
073 Blurred Lines
In this episode, the hosts discuss their seating arrangement and share their happy setlists. They talk about switching from dark to light entertainment and the phenomenon of TV shows and bands jumping the shark. They reminisce about nostalgic TV shows like Alice and Laverne & Shirley. The conversation also touches on the Australian children's group The Wiggles and their wealth. The hosts then engage in a quiz about fun facts about the Netherlands. Finally, they discuss an upcoming elementary school talent show and share their thoughts on Casey's video about running and failing. The conversation covers various topics including the marathon runner's obsession, snack sticks and Target pants, Aaron's hiking experience on Camelback Mountain, movies and puzzles, Eric and nice boys, exploration of the button panel and clothing choices.TakeawaysSwitching to a happy setlist or engaging in light entertainment can help improve mood and motivation.TV shows and bands often decline in quality after a certain point, known as jumping the shark.Nostalgic TV shows like Alice and Laverne & Shirley evoke memories and discussions about childhood experiences.The Wiggles, an Australian children's group, achieved significant success and wealth.Fun facts about the Netherlands include the origin of tulips, the use of wooden shoes by farmers, and the colors of houses in the Dutch countryside.Preparing for a talent show requires careful planning and coordination, especially when setting up equipment.Casey's video about running and failing raises questions about the balance between pursuing goals and reassessing priorities. Obsession can be unhealthy and affect one's prioritiesFinding a balance between personal goals and relationships is importantTrying new activities and setting healthier goals can lead to personal growthEngaging in puzzles and games can be a fun way to challenge the mindChapters00:00 Introduction and Seating Arrangement00:34 Creating a Happy Setlist04:09 TV Shows and Bands Jumping the Shark05:03 Nostalgic TV Shows06:00 Watching Alice and Laverne & Shirley06:45 Discussing the TV Show Ed08:37 The Wiggles and Other Children's Shows10:05 Anthony from The Wiggles11:24 Quiz: Fun Facts about the Netherlands14:36 Seed Vault in the Antarctic28:20 Discussion on Casey's Video29:44 Discussion on the marathon runner's obsession32:38 Conversation about snack sticks and Target pants36:18 Aaron's hiking experience on Camelback Mountain41:40 Conversation about movies and puzzles50:18 Discussion about Eric and nice boys56:43 Exploration of the button panel and clothing choices58:03 Conclusion and farewellthesetlistoflife@gmail.com
072 Missing You
05-03-2024
072 Missing You
In this episode, Kirsten discusses her recent trip to Amsterdam and London, sharing her experiences and highlights. We also talk about the orientation of their seating arrangement and the feng shui of their basement studio. The conversation then shifts to the topic of adventures, with us sharing our favorite adventure experiences. We also discuss the importance of helmets while biking and the challenges of navigating public transportation in foreign cities. The episode concludes with a discussion about maps and family projects. In this episode, we reminisce about childhood parties and games, reflecting on the fun and creativity involved. We discuss the timing of having children and the pros and cons of having them close in age. We also share our thoughts on becoming grandparents and the different experiences of parenting at different ages. We share small world stories and discuss the off-leash dog culture in London. The episode concludes with some closing remarks and reflections on the podcast.TakeawaysAmsterdam and London offer unique travel experiences with beautiful sights and historical landmarks.The orientation of seating arrangements can impact the energy and flow of a space.Adventure experiences can vary greatly and create lasting memories.Wearing helmets while biking is important for safety, but cultural norms may differ in different countries.Maps and family projects can be fun and educational ways to engage with geography and creativity. Childhood parties and games can create lasting memories and foster creativity.The timing of having children can impact the experience of parenting.Having children close in age can have both advantages and challenges.Becoming grandparents can be an exciting new chapter in life.Small world connections can be surprising and bring people closer together.Off-leash dog culture varies in different parts of the world.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Missing Leslie03:20 Discussion about Amsterdam and London06:13 Traveling in Europe and Challenges08:07 Biking and Helmets in Amsterdam11:04 Discussion about Belgium and Language13:05 Discussion about Winston Churchill and London16:03 Discussion about Adventure and Travel Experiences26:35 Discussion about Maps and Family Projects32:50 Childhood Parties and Games36:15 Reflections on Parenting and Age38:08 Becoming Grandparents39:08 Timing of Having Children40:08 Pros and Cons of Having Children Close in Age41:05 Age of Parents When Having Children44:49 The Small World Phenomenon45:43 Leap Year and Special Occasions48:01 Reflecting on the Podcast49:56 Linguistics and Small World Connections53:20 Small World Stories56:07 Dogs and Connections to Iowa58:08 Off-Leash Dogs in London01:02:45 Closing Remarks
071 Red Solo Cup
20-02-2024
071 Red Solo Cup
In this episode, Leslie discusses her recent mixology class and makes a Valentine's Day-themed drink called Cupid's Punch. We also try out a new snack accessory called the Snackstick. The conversation covers topics such as morning routines, car issues, and unusual food products. We also discuss the idea of participating in adventure races and scavenger hunts. The episode concludes with a follow-up on previous conversations. In this episode, we discuss various topics including cookie college, the cookie table at weddings, an upcoming trip to London and Amsterdam, the idea of Weird Al performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, and a review of the Super Bowl commercials. We also mention the importance of father-daughter bonding and Taylor Swift's impact on their relationship. Overall, the episode covers a range of lighthearted and entertaining subjects.TakeawaysMixology classes can be a fun and educational way to learn how to make new drinks.The Snacktiv is a useful accessory for keeping your fingers clean while snacking.Morning routines and habits can vary among individuals.Car issues and recalls can sometimes lead to unexpected changes or problems.Adventure races and scavenger hunts can be exciting and challenging activities to participate in. Cookie tables are a significant tradition at weddings in the Pittsburgh area, featuring a wide variety of homemade cookies.Attending specialized culinary events, such as cookie college, can be a fun and educational experience.The Super Bowl halftime show has become a highly anticipated and commercialized event, often featuring throwback artists.Super Bowl commercials can be hit or miss, with some viewers finding them underwhelming or lacking creativity.Taylor Swift's music has the power to bring people together and create meaningful connections, such as father-daughter bonding.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Mixology Class03:09 Making Cupid's Punch07:28 Trying Cupid's Punch08:13 Discussion of Other Drinks from Mixology Class10:31 Snacktiv 16:46 Making Beds and Morning Routines19:18 Follow Up on Previous Conversations20:49 Discussion of Car Issues24:48 Discussion of Unusual Food Products28:31 Discussion of Adventure Races and Scavenger Hunts42:56 Follow Up and Conclusion43:59 Closing Remarks and Questions45:22 Cookie College46:50 The Cookie Table at Weddings49:08 Upcoming Adventures50:35 London and Amsterdam Trip52:01 Snack Div in London53:19 Weird Al for Halftime Show55:11 Super Bowl Commercials57:05 Review of Halftime Show58:04 Super Bowl Halftime Show History01:01:00 Review of Super Bowl Commercials01:04:07 Taylor Swift and Father-Daughter Bonding01:05:23 Closing Remarks and Future Reports
070 On The Road Again
13-02-2024
070 On The Road Again
Hello there! Today we discuss recent trips, band names, permanent jewelry, historical accuracy, and endurance. We also share personal stories and fears. The conversation covers various topics including the documentary 'Chowchilla', psychologists' beliefs about mental trauma for children, personal preferences for dark and light entertainment, watching the series 'Marcella', jokes and humor, keeping old cars and sentimental items, college transcripts, Swedish death cleaning and letting go of the past, Valentine's Day plans and mixology class, watching 'The Bachelor', and the concept of love and value for everyone.TakeawaysTrips and experiences can provide inspiration for band names and creative projects.History is not always accurate, and even historical records can be manipulated.Endurance and perseverance are key to achieving goals and breaking records.Personal fears and preferences vary, and it's important to respect individual boundaries. The documentary 'Chowchilla' explores the traumatic experience of a group of kidnapped children and the psychological effects it had on them.Psychologists used to believe that children would simply get over traumatic experiences, but the Chowchilla incident was one of the first cases that showed the long-lasting effects of trauma on children.Personal preferences for entertainment can vary, with some individuals enjoying dark and intense shows while others prefer lighter and more uplifting content.Keeping sentimental items and old cars can hold personal value, but it's important to consider decluttering and finding a balance between holding onto memories and letting go of unnecessary items.Valentine's Day can be celebrated in various ways, from watching 'The Bachelor' to attending mixology classes or simply showing love and appreciation for everyone in your life.thesetlistoflife@gmail.comChapters00:00 Introduction and Setting02:21 Band Names and Basement Jams06:26 Recent Trips and Travel Plans13:14 Review of a Broadway Show18:14 The Bayeux Tapestry and Historical Accuracy23:25 Permanent Jewelry and Wearing Rings29:22 Casey Neistat's Marathon Journey35:58 New York Trip and Lego Store40:03 Endurance and Free Diving41:50 Fear of Suffocation and Burial42:19 Discussion about the documentary 'Chowchilla'43:18 Psychologists' beliefs about mental trauma for children44:36 Resilience of the children in the Chowchilla incident45:30 Personal preferences for dark and light entertainment46:00 Watching the series 'Marcella'47:16 Jokes and humor48:33 Discussion about car voices and experiences49:30 Word of the day and vocabulary50:56 Keeping old cars and sentimental items52:46 Discussion about keeping old items and decluttering54:18 Discussion about college transcripts57:13 Personal experiences with college transcripts58:22 Swedish death cleaning and letting go of the past59:49 Discussion about boxes of past memories01:00:46 Valentine's Day plans and mixology class01:08:01 Discussion about watching 'The Bachelor'01:13:16 Discussion about watching dark shows and 'The Bachelor'01:14:38 Discussion about love and Valentine's Day01:16:58 Discussion about love and relationships on 'The Bachelor'01:17:26 Discussion about love and value for everyone
069 Come Sail Away
23-01-2024
069 Come Sail Away
In this episode, the bandmates of Dolly For Sue discuss a variety of topics including Aaron's upcoming Caribbean cruise, pickleball tournaments, picky eaters, home improvement projects, and the use of beaver butt extract in food products. They also touch on the effectiveness of cold remedies and the practice of tasting body fluids for medical diagnosis. The conversation is filled with humor and personal anecdotes, providing an entertaining and informative listening experience. In this conversation, the hosts discuss various topics including beaver butt flavoring, beaver farming, woodworking, dry stack stone walls, and blowing glass.TakeawaysThe bandmates are excited about Aaron's upcoming Caribbean cruise and discuss his plans for activities and dining on the ship.They share their experiences with picky eaters and strategies for expanding their children's palates.The conversation turns to home improvement projects and the bandmates express their interest in construction and barbecue catering.They also discuss the use of beaver butt extract in food products and the practice of tasting body fluids for medical diagnosis. Beaver extract from the anal glands is used as a flavoring in some food products.Beaver farming is a profession where beavers' anal glands are expressed to extract the flavoring.Woodworking, such as woodturning and making dry stack stone walls, can be enjoyable and creative hobbies.Blowing glass is a craft that requires specialized training and can be pursued in certain locations.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Song Choice01:16 Recap of Previous Episode02:01 Follow-up on Christmas Episode03:22 Upcoming Caribbean Cruise04:10 Discussion on Snow Events06:02 Pickleball Tournament07:23 Discussion on Tournaments08:39 Review of Cornhole and Trivia11:45 Update on Woman Who Breached School13:27 Follow-up on Previous Conversations14:45 Discussion on Impressions and Voiceover Work16:36 Discussion on Sailing and Cruise Activities17:31 Favorite Foods on Cruise Ships18:27 Discussion on Picky Eaters19:36 Discussion on Parenting Strategies for Picky Eaters20:58 Discussion on Home Improvement Projects23:18 Discussion on Mucus and Cold Remedies26:18 Discussion on Hot Ones Show29:24 Discussion on Construction and Barbecue Catering31:03 Discussion on Beaver Butt Extract37:31 Discussion on Mucus and Phlegm40:38 Discussion on Tasting Body Fluids for Diagnosis44:31 Discussion on Castorium and Beaver Butt Extract46:50 Beaver Butt Flavoring51:26 Beaver Farming and Other Animal Glands58:16 Woodturning and Other Woodworking01:02:02 Dry Stack Stone Walls01:03:45 Blowing Glass and Other Craftsthesetlistoflife@gmail.comThanks for listening!!!
068 These Words
09-01-2024
068 These Words
The bandmates discuss Phil's dictionary book and explore interesting words and questions from the dictionary. They also delve into the future of education and the impact of AI on learning. The conversation touches on the importance of process and authenticity in education and the need for personalized learning experiences. They also share tidbits about famous personalities and discuss the changing landscape of technology and education. The conversation covers various topics, including the fascination and fear of change, the impact of technological advancements, the evolution of television and the internet, the transformation of AOL headquarters, memories and movies, the decline of traditional TV, switching to T-Mobile, home repairs and handyman stories, the value of being informed, real-life challenges and solutions, learning from YouTube, dealing with wall holes and repairs, accidents and broken windows.TakeawaysAI has the potential to revolutionize education by providing personalized learning experiences.While AI tools like chatbots can be helpful, it is important to maintain a balance and not rely solely on technology for learning.The process of learning and the development of critical thinking skills are crucial in education.Authenticity and personal connection are important in education, and teachers play a vital role in guiding and supporting students.The future of education will likely involve a combination of traditional teaching methods and innovative technologies. Change can be both fascinating and frightening, and it takes time to process and adapt to new technologies.Technological advancements, such as the internet and high-definition TV, have significantly changed our lives.The decline of traditional TV and the rise of streaming services have shifted how people consume media.Switching to alternative service providers, like T-Mobile, can offer cost-effective solutions for TV and internet.Being informed and asking the right questions can help avoid being taken advantage of in home repairs and other situations.YouTube can be a valuable resource for learning and DIY projects.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Song Choice00:38 Phil's Dictionary Book03:00 Exploring the Dictionary04:19 Questions about Time06:18 Utensils and Furniture07:06 Garden and Farm Animals08:05 Asking Directions and Jerry Seinfeld09:15 Interesting Facts about Famous Personalities10:21 Tidbits and War Games11:19 Tidbits and Chevy Chase13:42 The Future of Education and AI19:24 Snowstorm and Cabbage Night21:26 Cabbage Night and Cabbage Patch23:13 Interesting Facts about Famous Personalities25:26 The Impact of AI on Education30:15 The Role of Teachers and AI in Education34:06 The Changing Landscape of Technology and Education36:00 The Future of Education and Technology40:12 The Importance of Process and Authenticity46:41 Individual Learning Styles and Approaches47:40 The Fascination and Fear of Change48:26 The Impact of Technological Advancements49:22 The Evolution of Television and the Internet50:20 The Transformation of AOL Headquarters51:19 Memories and Movies52:35 The Decline of Traditional TV53:31 Switching to T-Mobile54:09 Home Repairs and Handyman Stories55:27 The Value of Being Informed57:13 Real-Life Challenges and Solutions58:03 Learning from YouTube58:38 Dealing with Wall Holes and Repairs59:03 Accidents and Broken Windows59:33 Closing Remarks
067 Crazy Train
02-01-2024
067 Crazy Train
SummaryThe conversation begins with a discussion about New Year's plans and the stress of the holiday season. The main topic of the conversation revolves around a data breach and security incident at a school district. The hosts discuss the handling of the breach, the motivations of the person responsible, and the implications and consequences of the incident. They express frustration with the lack of information and the need for action from the school system. The conversation then shifts to a trip to Las Vegas and the favorite parts of the city. It concludes with a discussion on New Year's celebrations and crowd experiences. In this episode, the gang discusses various New Year's Eve traditions and celebrations. They talk about attending the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and New Year's Eve events, including the ball drop in Times Square. They also reminisce about past house parties and how their celebrations have changed since having children. The conversation then shifts to Pennsylvania traditions, such as banging pots and eating sauerkraut for good luck. They delve into the unique aspects of Amish communities in Pennsylvania and share their thoughts on a movie about an Amish community discovering the outside world. The episode concludes with recommendations for the movie War Games and the TV series Murder at the End of the World and The Office.TakeawaysData breaches can have serious consequences and impact the privacy and security of individuals.Proper handling and communication of a data breach is crucial to maintain trust and address concerns.Motivations behind harmful actions can vary, but it is important to consider the impact on others.Holiday season can be stressful, but finding joy in small moments and spending time with loved ones can make it special.New Year's celebrations can be enjoyable, but personal preferences and comfort levels should be considered when planning activities. New Year's Eve celebrations can vary widely, from attending large events like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the ball drop in Times Square to more intimate house parties.Traditions differ across regions, with Pennsylvania having its own unique customs like banging pots and eating sauerkraut for good luck.Amish communities in Pennsylvania live simple lives but may have different levels of interaction with the outside world, with Mennonites having more modern amenities.The movie discussed in the episode explores the conflict that arises when an isolated community discovers the existence of the outside world.The hosts recommend the movie War Games and the TV series Murder at the End of the World and The Office.Chapters00:00 Introduction and New Year's Discussion01:10 Crazy Train Story03:47 Data Breach and Security06:39 Handling of the Data Breach07:38 Implications and Consequences09:07 Desired Actions and Resolutions11:31 Motivations and Perspectives13:17 Lack of Information and Frustration15:02 Christmas and New Year's Plans23:42 Las Vegas Trip27:25 Favorite Part of Vegas29:59 Unique Bathroom Experience32:28 New Year's Plans37:02 Upcoming Bowl Game Trips39:58 Discussion on New Year's Celebrations42:30 Crowd Experiences and New Year's in New York43:28 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and New Year's Eve44:16 House Parties and New Year's Eve45:27 Personal New Year's Eve Celebrations46:54 Pennsylvania Traditions48:45 Amish Communities in Pennsylvania49:43 Amish and Mennonite Distinctions50:10 Movie Discussion: Amish Community and the Outside World51:33 Movie Discussion: Goat Baby Movie52:26 Movie Recommendation: War Games53:43 TV Series Recommendation: Murder at the End of the World54:12 TV Series Recommendation: The Office55:20 Closing Remarks and New Year's Wishes
066 Christmas Special #2
26-12-2023
066 Christmas Special #2
In this episode, the hosts exchange Secret Santa gifts and then discuss the worst Christmas songs. They compare and evaluate various songs, including 'I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,' 'Christmas Shoes,' 'Don't Shoot Me Santa,' and more. The hosts share their opinions and vote on the worst songs in each matchup. In this episode, the hosts engage in a Christmas song showdown, pitting various holiday songs against each other to determine the worst of the worst. They discuss songs by artists such as John Denver, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Justin Bieber, and Tiny Tim. The conversation gets heated as they debate the merits of each song and ultimately crown the winner (or loser) of the worst Christmas song of all time: 'The Christmas Shoes' by New Song.Chapters00:00 Introduction02:30 Secret Santa Gifts09:20 Worst Christmas Songs: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas vs. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth19:36 Worst Christmas Songs: Dominic the Donkey vs. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer21:13 Worst Christmas Songs: Christmas Shoes vs. River25:05 Worst Christmas Songs: Don't Shoot Me Santa vs. Christmas Saves the Year28:23 Worst Christmas Songs: I Never Knew the Meaning of Christmas vs. Christmas Conga30:08 Worst Christmas Songs: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus vs. Santa Looked Like Daddy35:26 Worst Christmas Songs: White Christmas vs. Christmas Lights40:13 Worst Christmas Songs: Christmas Tree vs. Christmas Lights45:07 Worst Christmas Songs: Christmas Eve in Washington vs. Christmas in Los Angeles46:00 Worst Christmas Songs: Back Door Santa vs. Christmas All Over Again47:33 Christmas Song Showdown51:07 The 12 Days of Christmas53:21 Bob and Doug McKenzie55:12 Paul McCartney vs. Elton John57:44 Justin Bieber's Christmas Songs58:59 Tiny Tim's Controversial Song59:54 Wreck the Malls vs. Santa Claus Has Got the AIDS This Year01:02:02 Two Front Teeth vs. Dominic the Donkey01:02:30 The Christmas Shoes vs. Don't Shoot Me Santa01:02:57 Madonna's Santa Baby vs. Iggy Pop's White Christmas01:03:29 Backdoor Santa vs. The Chipmunks01:04:23 The 12 Days of Christmas vs. Wonderful Christmas Time01:04:53 Justin Bieber's Christmas Songs vs. Tiny Tim01:05:20 Christmas Shoes vs. Santa Look Like Daddy01:06:55 Underneath My Christmas Tree vs. Christmas in Washington01:07:15 Christmas in Washington vs. The Chipmunks01:08:04 12 Days of Christmas vs. Tiny Tim01:09:24 Christmas Shoes vs. Santa Look Like Daddy01:09:48 Christmas Shoes vs. Christmas in Washington#WorstXmasSongs, #XmasSongShowdown, #BahHumbug, #JingleHell, #MerryMess, #FaLaLaFail, #ChristmasCringe, #HoHoNoAs always, thank you for listening!thesetlistoflife@gmail.com
065 Secrets
19-12-2023
065 Secrets
SummaryIn this super secret episode, Aaron, Erin, Christine, and Leslie have a fun and lighthearted conversation about various topics. They discuss their worst Christmas songs, reminisce about crushes and bands from their childhood, and share stories about how Chris and Leslie met. They also talk about aging actors, DNA databases, and recommend movies for each other to watch. The conversation is filled with laughter and nostalgia, making it an enjoyable and entertaining episode. The conversation covers various topics, including childhood rules and protectiveness, double standards in parenting, the dangers and risks for girls, challenges of raising boys in the digital age, online dating and relationships, the comfort of knowing someone, alternative ways to meet people, movies and actors from the past, the lack of original ideas in entertainment, the affordability of celebrity actors, and reading college applications.TakeawaysNostalgia can bring back fond memories and spark interesting conversations.The music industry often relies on remakes and reboots instead of creating new material.DNA databases can be used to solve crimes and find relatives, but they also raise privacy concerns.Movies can be a great way to bond and share experiences with friends and family.Personal stories and anecdotes can make conversations more engaging and relatable. Parents often have different rules and levels of protectiveness for their children based on their gender.Raising boys in the digital age comes with challenges due to the accessibility of inappropriate content and the ease of online interactions.Girls face unique dangers and risks in today's world, and parents need to be vigilant in protecting them.Meeting people and forming relationships has changed with the rise of online dating and social media.There is a lack of original ideas in entertainment, with many movies and shows being remakes or adaptations.Reading college applications provides insight into the next generation and gives hope for the future.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Super Secret Episode03:52 Storytime with Leslie: How Chris and Leslie Met09:25 Discussion on Committing Murder and DNA Databases14:20 Nostalgic Talk about Crushes and Bands19:06 Childhood Memories and TV Shows25:36 Discussion on Aging Actors and Movies31:00 Movie Recommendations and Discussion38:01 Discussion on Classic Movies and Parental Influence42:45 Childhood Rules and Protectiveness44:11 Double Standards in Parenting45:07 Dangers and Risks for Girls46:06 Challenges of Raising Boys in the Digital Age46:53 Online Dating and Relationships47:43 The Comfort of Knowing Someone48:45 The Difficulty of Meeting People in Today's World50:11 Alternative Ways to Meet People51:26 The White Rocks and Swingers52:23 Movies and Actors from the Past53:54 Impressions and Comedians55:06 Christmas Gift Game58:16 Lack of Original Ideas in Entertainment59:42 Affordability of Celebrity Actors01:04:54 The Game Suggestion from Andrea01:08:33 Reading College Applications
064 Ragdoll
12-12-2023
064 Ragdoll
In this episode, the hosts catch up and discuss their recent experiences. They talk about musubi, Spotify Wrapped, upcoming plans, and movies. They also introduce their guest, Andrea, and reminisce about growing up together. The conversation covers topics such as bodybuilding shows, glass bottom boats, and the three-letter game. They also discuss their least favorite Thanksgiving foods and fast food preferences. In this conversation, the hosts discuss various topics related to food, dining out, cooking, and personal habits. They talk about fast food options, their preferences for certain restaurants, and the challenges of finding suitable meals for specific dietary restrictions. They also share their lunch habits, snacking preferences, and the impact of food on their weight. The hosts discuss their experiences with meal subscription services and the pros and cons of following recipes. They also touch on the benefits of yoga and meditation, particularly for runners. The conversation concludes with an announcement about an upcoming Christmas special.TakeawaysMusubi is a Hawaiian food made with spam, egg, soy sauce, and rice wrapped in seaweed.Spotify Wrapped provides users with a summary of their listening habits for the year.The hosts plan to watch the movie Spinal Tap and review it on a future podcast.The three-letter game is a gift exchange game where participants must find a gift that starts with the three letters of the recipient's name.The hosts discuss their least favorite Thanksgiving foods and fast food preferences. Fast food options have evolved over the years, with restaurants like Chipotle and Cava offering healthier alternatives.Personal food preferences and dietary restrictions can make it challenging to find suitable meals when dining out.Meal subscription services can be a convenient option for trying new recipes and expanding culinary skills.Yoga and meditation can have positive effects on physical and mental well-being, particularly for runners.The hosts announce an upcoming Christmas special, which promises to be an entertaining episode.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Catching Up03:09 Musubi and Spotify Wrapped04:03 Upcoming Plans and Movies08:25 Spinal Tap and Podcasting09:13 Introducing Guest Andrea10:09 Growing Up Together11:34 Andrea's Visit and Fun Activities12:55 Andrea's Bodybuilding Shows13:52 The Three-Letter Game15:38 Upcoming Cruise16:09 Aaron's Cruise Experience16:59 Motion Sickness on Boats20:19 Glass Bottom Boat Experience23:07 White Elephant Gift Ideas25:01 The Three-Letter Game29:10 Worst Christmas Songs30:59 New Listeners and Podcast Promotion33:44 Thanksgiving Timing36:45 Least Favorite Thanksgiving Foods38:31 Favorite Thanksgiving Foods42:04 Fast Food Preferences43:52 Fast Food and Dining Out44:18 Eating Habits and Preferences45:14 Restaurant Experiences45:44 Lunch Habits46:06 Snacking and Water Consumption46:25 Food and Weight46:54 Cruise Ship Food47:24 Dutch Tacos48:15 Cooking Skills and Recipes49:06 Meal Subscription Services49:59 Cooking Preferences50:29 Cooking for a Family51:56 Feeding Hungry Teenagers52:56 Yoga and Meditation53:26 The Ragdoll Pose54:18 Life-Changing Meditation56:12 Yoga for Runners57:29 Bringing It Back to Ragdoll57:39 Christmas Special Announcement58:08 Closing Remarks
059 100 Days 100 Nights
05-09-2023
059 100 Days 100 Nights
Hello all! Thank you once again for joining us! In today's episode we discuss the Mandela Effect and AI, Is Leslie making stuff up again?, Kirsten's Tids & Bits, we need to go on a cruise, Christine's race, Leslie's concerts, getting high, back to school, Leslie drive's some funiture to the fraternity, the old days of hanging out after practice, hiking, getting to know your streets, You know what I don't understand?, Paul, and we are NOT a family show Christine.The podcast began with Kirsten sharing about her new job walking dogs in her neighborhood. She told a funny story about one beagle named Gibson who jumped up onto the kitchen island counter when she went to get his food. Gibson's owners said he does this often, especially if the bar stools are not pushed in to block him.Kirsten discussed her upcoming 7-day Alaskan cruise that she planned with her cousin. None of the hosts had been on an Alaskan cruise before but others shared their overall positive opinions about cruises. They recommended Kirsten take motion sickness medicine and said cruises are very relaxing with lots to do on board and in port excursions. The ships also usually travel at night so you wake up in a new destination each morning.The group talked about recent concerts they attended and how prevalent marijuana smoking seems to be allowed now at most shows, even around kids. Leslie was surprised to see it at a Matchbox Twenty concert. She also attended Guns N' Roses where there was a lot of pot smoking in the crowd. Others saw bands like The Pretenders, an ABBA tribute group, and country singer Morgan Wallen coming up.On the topic of kids going back to school, they empathized with how tired students are adjusting to the new schedule and sensory overload of so many people back in one place. Leslie also helped move her college son into his fraternity by renting a large 20-foot truck and driving furniture from Pittsburgh down to Virginia.Towards the end, the conversation took an amusing turn when Kirsten made a comment about "taking bids on her tits" that the others poked fun at. After some joking around about keeping things classy, they wrapped up by announcing their new biweekly podcast schedule.As always, thank you!thesetlistoflife@gmail.com