Flutter: Jim & Ben – An Airing of Grievances

It is a Festivus for the rest of us in July! Our beloved superfan Jim (a.k.a Tamu’s gusband) and his boyfriend Ben (a.k.a., Tamu’s gusband-in-law) stop by for a visit. Jim has been a supporter and silent (but not really) show adviser since our Trashy Book Nook days. Since he sends Tamu opinion texts while listening to each episode, it was decided to give him the mic to air his grievances. ENJOY!

Moral to the Story: Love your friends, even if they think Molly Ringwald’s Pretty in Pink  dress was a fashion sensation.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

Mallory’s dad made a good camouflage dress.

The time Prince gave Jim his guitar at a concert.

Molly Ringwald is NOT a fashion designer.

An exploration into all of the reality TV Tamu watches.

Staircase Prep 101: Write a journal with all of your secrets just in case an owl attacks.

 

Episode 7: Heartaches and Dusty Diaphragms

In this week’s episode, Mallory and Tamu explore ways to get over a relationship by watching 2001’s  Someone Like You and discussing local Minnesota rapper Dessa’s experiment with neuroscience to pinpoint the parts of her brain where emotions of love were triggered by her former lover with whom she was broken up with (but he was still in her life) for 12 years. She then used neurofeedback to train her brain to work differently.

Moral to the Story: With practice, we can find our very own Hugh Jackman.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu is still butt hurt about not getting listener emails at badatlovepodcast@gmail.com
  • Dessa’s new album Chime and her older songs.
  • Dessa would have had her songs added to Tamu’s Banned@Love playlist.
  • It was cute to see life pre-internet in Someone Like You
  • New Cow Theory
  • Hugh Jackman reaffirms that we should have fun.
  • Protect your holes.
  • Back in the 2000s no one believed in padding.
  • It is easier to run than to be vulnerable.
  • Beyoncé don’t play.
  • Plan to internet date around the world.

Read about Dessa’s brain scan

Listen to Dessa’a new album Chime

 

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Flutter: The Bullets We’ve Dodged

In this week’s episode, Tamu & Mallory brave the heat to share their stories of the one that got away.

For Tamu, it is Idris Elba but, it is his fault. For Mallory, it is Neil Patrick Harris (which is not going to work for obvious reasons).

Moral to the Story: Have more fun, take some chances, give some handies, get some handies..safely.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Being scared to ruin things.
  • Missed vibes.
  • Summer goals for hookups – not really gonna happen because someone is gonna catch feelings.
  • Release the fear.
  • Korean dramas = Pride and Prejudice + Motorcycle Deaths
  • Veronica Mars has too many blonde dudes.
  • Mallory does not trust emotions.
  • Mallory scared she will fall in love with a Trump supporter.
  • Jurassic Chomp from DQ is how Mallory learned that there was a Jurassic Park movie coming out.
  • It would be awesome to friends with Idris.
  • What would Idris’ music playlist be? 
  • Tamu’s love of Bollywood.
  • Tamu has not listened to Hamilton’s soundtrack.
  • Celebrity crush playlists.
  • Tamu is still butthurt that no one is emailing: badatlovepodcast@gmail.com.

Check out our playlist; What Would Idris Listen To: A Playlist on Spotify

P.S.: There a ghost that likes to visit during recordings. If you hear some interference, it is ”Frank”.

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Episode 6.2: Mallory, The Bachelorette Cynic

In the exciting second part of this thrilling episode, Mallory continues to watch the contesticles get out of cars and drink, and dunk basketballs, and critique each other’s clothes in the name of “love”.

Moral to the Story: Be honest because telling people in advance you have warrants, are a homophobe, a racist, a virgin, or, a persistent gentleman will surely still get you on a romance reality competition show.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Mallory had REAL issues with Jake from Minneapolis.
  • What is your patronus? The new pick up line for the zillennials? Perennials? Whatever the new millennials are called.
  • Shout out to Shoulda Swiped Left Podcast for keeping it real about the dating world.

 

Episode 6.1: Mallory The Cynical Bachelorette

Welcome to Bad at Love’s version of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This time, Tamu introduces Mallory to The Bachelorette, or as she calls it, “I like you. Don’t like you. Go away. You can stay.” We are sort of timely because the show is actually still on, however, this is episode one and the show is seven weeks in!

Moral to the Story: Sage your vag for a fresh start.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • The introduction of the “Pensive Gentleman” who will forever be known as “Persistent Gentleman”.
  • One of these dudes is a life collector of accoutrements.
  • Man buns…pass
  • Mallory loves the Harlem Globetrotters.
  • There is new job title called “Social Media Participant” which we can all add to our resumes!

Flutter: Dream Knight – Segments of a Lifetime Movie

In this week’s Flutter, Mallory & Tamu explore Mallory’s love of Korean dramas by watching Dream Knight.

First off,  apologies for not knowing who GOT7  were. Also, it was difficult to decipher which member was which because they change their hair color for every photo shoot.

Moral to the Story: Fall down, expect saving, dance badly after months of practice, and, be aware that your dolls came to life.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu just doesn’t understand.
  • Dangerous motorcycle dance sequences.
  • Infinite montages…one at Popeye’s Chicken!
  • Tamu cannot remember Stomp the Yard.
  • The perils of walking with one crutch.
  • Early onset paralysis with muscle stiffness.
  • The origins of Twilight lip biting.
  • Dance festival = bad dancing.
  • Mallory cannot explain her love of K-dramas.
  • K-Pop Idol fans are hardcore devoted.
  • The music of GOT7.
  • Eye smiling.

 

Episode 5: Love is a Complicated Everything

In this week’s episode (the final in the get-to-know us series), Tamu & Mallory discuss their relationship red flags. Some examples are: don’t be a bad kisser, don’t send dicktures (dictures? you get it), and don’t tell Tamu you took an epic dump in a local supermarket after eating cheese curds. They also turn the tables on themselves and talk about what their own red flags are.

Moral to the Story: We can’t be your everything, find a hobby.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu learns what a Coco Roo is.
  • Mallory explains what pull tabs are.
  • The pitbull on the NYC subway.
  • Beauty standards are impossible.
  • Neil Patrick Harris could never be a Trump supporter.
  • Dating a taxidermist ticks off a box on Mallory’s bucket list.
  • If Bad at Love Pod ruled the world, Tamu would be napping.
  • Mallory got killed in the video game, Democracy for giving free lunch to kids…thanks Democracy.
  • The Minnesota locked bathroom door policy.

New Potential Band Names: Fondling Assholes (could be a classical music orchestra, no?)

Flutter: America, the Human Centipede

It started out like any other recording session, but it quickly turned into something else… Mallory and Tamu typically do not get too deep into politics on this podcast, but both women have very strong opinions about what is happening at the border and could not remain silent. There isn’t a mistake in the editing; there is no music per usual on purpose.

Moral to the Story: Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. There is a long history in this country of family separation/internment/general othering of groups of people; the difference now is we can break the cycle.

Flutter: Bad at Love @ The Movies – “I Feel Pretty”

In this week’s Flutter, Mallory and Tamu discuss a movie they saw back in April; Amy Schumer’s, I Feel Pretty.

Moral to the Story: Do whatever you think makes you feel pretty, and see Avengers: Infinity War.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Northern Spark
  • Winter because its Minnesota
  • The importance of telling your friends when you’ve suffered a head injury.

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Episode 4, Part 2: Mallory’s Poor, Dark Closet

In this week’s episode, Tamu & Mallory dig deep into Mallory’s school-aged treasures and talk about her teenage crushes.

We learn about her love of Heath Ledger, David Bowie, Jeff Goldblum (of course), and Orlando Bloom, a.k.a., Legolas. Turns out, Mr. Bloom held a special place in her heart for a number of years as we discover from all of the assorted Lord of the Rings posters, trading cards, and assorted memorabilia she collected.

Mallory shares her drawings from art high school and, much like Tamu’s journals and poetry, they provide amazing insights about a young lady, who really wanted to be a warrior, who loves dragons, and yearned for the heart of one hot, blonde elf; Legolas.

Moral to the Story: Crushes are fun!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Anime character development.
  • Mallory’s high-school Spanish project.
  • Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop.
  • Mallory has a hand-signed note from JK Rowling!
  • Lawyer braids
  • Mallory’s ocean wedding to Orlando Bloom, complete with dolphin.

Apologies: We used to record at the library and every time we did, we would get interrupted. This was our last recording session there and we thought we made it unscathed…we were wrong! Enjoy that announcement at the end!