The McElroys, Organic Food, Harley Quinn

Love: The McElroys

It’s a podcast partly about podcasters this episode as Andy explains to Alex all about the McElroy brothers, best known for their shows My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, and a plethora of additional projects. They discuss the brothers’ heartwarming beginnings, the podcast boom which they arguably helped usher in, and how genuinely awesome they all seem to be as people, and their seemingly superhuman ability to generate a prodigious amount of content.

Hate: Organic Food

Alex once again addresses the audience from the bottom of his stomach as he takes on Organic Food, and all of the reasons why it’s an over-hyped, market-manipulated scam. Andy learns about organic-approved pesticides, Alex screams at the USDA, and everyone generally gets reminded to be madder at corporate marketers than at super crunchy moms shopping at Whole Foods.

Citations: Forbes: Why I Don’t Buy Organic, And Why You Might Not Want To Either; The Telegraph: Think organic food is better for you, animals, and the planet? Think again

Relationship: Harley Quinn

A listener writes in asking about how to deal with an awful boss when the straight-up president of their company seems to sweep the matter under the rug. Andy takes the opportunity to recommend olive branches and peaceful, empathetic reaching out to a potentially troubled soul, while Alex basically suggests armoring up (with documentation) and going in gun a-blazin’ (with a presentation on workplace efficiency).