Tom and Molly are back for some new things! Today, they’re talking about 90s nostalgia via discovery TV (RIP Luke Perry), the phenomenon of fauxtography, olive drab jackets, Weezer, plus the sub-thing of The Three-Body Problem.
Producer’s note: We had some audio quality issues on this episodes. Perfectly listenable but Tom’s volume is a little low at times.
The It’s A Thing Crew is taking a week off, but we wanted to make sure there was some Tom and Molly in your podcast feed. We’re flashing back to a simpler time, a more civilized age… May 17, 2013. Back then kale, cafe con leche, and doorknobs were the new hotness.
This week, Tom kicks off the show by discussing overhearing about Tiger Moms over dinner. Then Molly reveals that escape rooms are such a thing, they’re even in Fortnite. All this plus what’s the latest hotness in waiting room music, and the joys of watching TV from before your time.
Tom and Molly recorded this episode on a Saturday morning, and it’s crackling with freshly caffeinated energy. Molly starts off by making the case that bidet’s are becoming a thing in the US, then Tom highlights the thing that is Begpacking. Then the two discuss social media accounts for rental homes, Western boots, and a few things from our listeners in the Discord channel.
Tom and Molly wax on the ever present force that is the Jeep Wrangler in Hawaii. Then they wonder if you can have JOMO if you haven’t heard of intermittent fasting yet. Molly also gives a thing update with Lady Jordans. Plus a lot of things from our patrons in Discord!
It’s A Thing has been around for nigh on a decade, starting with a Twitter account and evolving into a podcast. In all that time, Molly and Tom have identified a lot of things that are…things. In this episode, they dig back through the Twitter feed and find their most prescient selections and the misses that now seem baffling. Whiskey? Nailed it. Rainbow Looms? Not so much.
Before Tom and Molly head off for their respective vacations, they’re pouring some drinks and talking about some things. Tom enjoys an upgraded gin and tonic while he talks about the decline of the NFL and adding cereal to ice cream. Meanwhile Molly is drinking a selection from her school’s wine club and talking about Maximalism and waxing at home.
In this week’s episode, Tom discovers that he’s made of hustle and Molly is obsessed with the mathematical near certainty of alien life. Plus the Bronx, Cardi B’s Instagram, and what is dead may never rye.
Tom and Molly are back from CES and ready to talk about some things! Tom’s been watching college basketball and seeing neon, while Molly’s been rocking a distinctive new pair of shoes and spotting Man Buns at CES.
Plus, Molly may have found the cure for the CES cold, and Tom doesn’t do a Seinfeld bit.
What better way to start 2019 than with Things! Tom’s talking about The Last Empress, and the overall genre of Makjang as a thing. Meanwhile, Molly started the first It’s A Thing cooking challenge with the simply delicious cacio e pepe.