Halloween season is kicking off with a bang thanks to the brave women and men who submitted their awkward date stories.
There were so many responses to requests for tales from dating that Tamu & Mallory ended up breaking them into three separate categories; Awkward, Creepy, and Scary. Enjoy these awkward dating moments.
Moral to the Story: Yes, people can be awkward when it comes to dating and finding love; but, let’s treat one another with respect so we can all laugh about it later.
Special Thanks To These Amazing Podcasts for Sharing Their Stories:
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.
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!
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!
In this week’s episode, Tamu & Mallory explore how music has shaped and will continue to shape their lives.
Tamu digs through the crates of her music collection to reveal the love songs that she banned from her ears and mind after the end of her tumultuous relationships with Sven and Bjorn. The first song on the list, Prince’s Adore, was released the same year Mallory was born, which made Tamu feel so young and vibrant!
The 7-year ban has been lifted and these songs are joyfully part of her playlist rotation once again.
Check out the Banned@Love playlist below:
Mallory shares the fact the she has incredible disdain for Owl City’s Fireflies, and had a weird fondness for Jewel. As a youth, she also played hours upon hours of video games whilst listening to Christina Aguilera’s 2002 album, Stripped.
Moral to the Story: You learn so much about a person from looking at their playlists.
Other Fun Topics Discussed:
Share the Love Wednesdays origins.
Tamu’s love for Sade is equal to her love of Prince.
Mallory REALLY liked The Proclaimers, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).
Tamu’s ex-men’s Nordic replacement names have her flummoxed.
Skryim, Dragon Age, and Zelda game music are great inspirations for fantasy writing and jewelry making.
Mallory has a future career as a video game DJ.
Alternative name for the podcast: Practically Oversharing.
Sorry Not Sorry: There is a lot of singing that is tremendously off key. Tamu knows she is not destined for Idol or The Voice, but it is her show, so deal!