Podcast

Turning This Car Around

America's number one best and favorite podcast about fatherhood hosted by Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong.Turning This Car Around is a podcast about parenthood from three dads, Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong. You can follow us collectively on Twitter as @ttcashowFollow us on Tumblr!Lex Friedman is the Chief Revenue Officer at ART19. He is a pretty important guy in the world of podcasting. He's also a writer; he authored humor books like The Snuggie Sutra and The Kid in the...more

Episodes

  • I love my kids... but...

    May 11 2020

    America's favorite dads are back to help get you through quarantine without killing your children.Paul Kafasis shows us how busy the Boston freeway is now.Jon has been relying on Skribbl.io.Lex likes the show Upload on Amazon Prime.Moltz and Hank both loved the last season of Clone Wars, just sadly not at the same time.

  • Quarantine!

    Mar 16 2020

    Lots of school closures going on. Utah has also closed its schools now.The head of the NY/NJ port authority has tested positive for coronavirus.Professional baskeball player Rudy Gobert will be taking the virus a little more seriously from now on.A man who was waiting for his test results and boarded a flight anyway has been banned by Jet Blue.Lex is enjoying Love is Blind. Moltz says he can have it.

  • Coins

    Mar 12 2020

    When talking about driver's ed, you have to think of the Naked Gun driver’s ed scene.There is some nerding out over this keyboard on this episode.Moltz's Xbox died but he's holding out for the Xbox Series X.He and Hank have been playing Crossy Road Castle.The car with the swivel seats is the Monte Carlo.

  • Comatoast

    Feb 07 2020

    Get your own emergency bathroom kit.Mark Hamill does a great Harrison Ford impression.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Doctors and Disney

    Jan 19 2020

    Lex is goin' to Disney World! and is using the DisneyWorld Lines app.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Nipples and Cars

    Jan 10 2020

    Moltz's dad had a Ford Capri, similar to this one.The Watch was not fond of The Rise of Skywalker.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Socks

    Dec 19 2019

    Moltz likes Kane11 socks (his nephew works for them).Armstrong like Southern Scholar socks.Ryan Reynolds' Aviator gin gets the actress from the Peleton ad to follow up.Moltz used to have this Discman.The Xbox Series X isn't coming until next year.Jon says PlayStation Remote Play works pretty well.Hank has had some fun working with Pcalc.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Everybody dies

    Dec 17 2019

    Keurig is making a cocktail pod machine.Don't tell Hank but he's getting Luigi’s mansion for Christmas.Don't tell Liam but he's getting Duo for Hanukkah.The Rise of Skywalker soundtrack reveals some spoilers about the movie.Please enjoy these Banksy gifts that you can't actually buy.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Birthday Lex

    Dec 09 2019

    When at a Disney park, consider using the rider switch service.B&H is an electronics retailer in the New York area.Jon references "Best of Both Worlds" by Van Halen.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Frozen Lip Syncing

    Nov 24 2019

    How to talk to your kids about Cybertruck.Lex reminisces about his Laserwriter.We discuss how best to use the Donald Trump font.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Maisel Tov

    Nov 19 2019

    We reference Mr. Mom. As you do.Lex is a fan of Kahoot.He also likes the Judge John Hodgman podcast.We're watching some Disney+.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Seven up?

    Nov 10 2019

    We talk about vomiting in this episode so we take a look at the history of 7 Up.Would you be surprised to learn it used to contain lithium?Not this lithium.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Internet Fridge

    Nov 03 2019

    Amazon's NFL streams feature an alternate commentary by two women.Does your fridge even connect, bro?Jon loves his AirPods Pro.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Never Kill The Dog

    Oct 27 2019

    Lex is away so, yeah, we're going to spend some time talking about the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.Moltz uses youtube-dl.The Ringer also took a long look at this trailer.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • I got hair in my eye!

    Oct 21 2019

    Moltz briefly considers buying a Flowbee but then thinks better of it.Lex aspires to Sayid hair.Jon aspires to Steve Brule hair.Moltz just aspires to hair.Stave Puzzles are pretty cool.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Robot butler

    Oct 12 2019

    This week we talk about driving lessons.Jon speaks highly of the 1972 Buick LeSabre.Moltz owes his life to the Chevy Malibu Classic wagon.If he'd have had this one, he wouldn't have gotten in at least one accident.The Thomas Guide is no more.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Yellow Watch band parenting

    Oct 06 2019

    We talk about homework and Jon recommends Staedtler for all your protractor and compass set needs.PCalc is a terrific calculator app made by James Thompson.James also did a presentation on Easter eggs.The TI graphic calculator is pretty cool,Soulver is a great app, too.If you like superhero shows and movies, you might like Biff!, Moltz's other podcast.Jon's parenting is going to go through the roof when he gets his Meyer Lemon Leather Loop Watch band.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be fou...more

  • A heavy moving day

    Sep 27 2019

    Untitled Goose Game is great fun.Jon has made himself the Greg Universe van in Forza.Check it out!Looking for ways to entertain your kids during car-time, bath-time, mealtime, or family-time? Check out Pinna! It’s the only audio subscription service for kids ages 3-12 with original podcasts, music and audiobooks — all without ads or videos! Visit Pinna.FM to start your free trial today!Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is...more

  • Russian watches

    Sep 21 2019

    Jon loves the trailer for Ad Astra.We all love Apple Arcade.Jon likes the game Psych.Here's a list of Arcade games with the age level of each.Looking for ways to entertain your kids during car-time, bath-time, mealtime, or family-time? Check out Pinna! It’s the only audio subscription service for kids ages 3-12 with original podcasts, music and audiobooks — all without ads or videos! Visit Pinna.FM to start your free trial today!Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz...more

  • The Munchiverse

    Sep 14 2019

    Jon and Moltz discuss the difference between The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart.We haven't found the connection to St. Elsewhere's Tommy Westphall universe yet.Detective John Munch sure got around, though, and is tied to that universe, meaning The Wire is a dream.Spock's appearance on The Carol Burnett Show was just weird.Looking for ways to entertain your kids during car-time, bath-time, mealtime, or family-time? Check out Pinna! It’s the only audio subscription service for kids ages 3-12 with or...more

  • Back back back to school

    Sep 06 2019

    The kids are back in school in NY and NJ!Lex is missing the "chillaxation" of summer already.Armstrong's kids attended their first Bat Mitzvah and Shabbat service! Looking for ways to entertain your kids during car-time, bath-time, mealtime, or family-time? Check out Pinna! It’s the only audio subscription service for kids ages 3-12 with original podcasts, music and audiobooks — all without ads or videos! Visit Pinna.fm to start your free trial today!MyBookie.ag is THE place to bet on football e...more

  • Wreckfest

    Aug 30 2019

    Portlandia can pickle that.You and possibly your kid will love Wreckfest.Jon loves the companion Need For Speed Heat Studio app for iOS.Looking for ways to entertain your kids during car-time, bath-time, mealtime, or family-time? Check out Pinna! It’s the only audio subscription service for kids ages 3-12 with original podcasts, music and audiobooks — all without ads or videos! Visit Pinna.fm to start your free trial today!MyBookie is THE place to bet on football every weekend! Join now and get ...more

  • Dad It Yourself

    Aug 18 2019

    It's not too late to get yourself an e-Holster.Jon and Moltz spend some time thinking about all the great home improvement projects they could do.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Butt Photography

    Aug 11 2019

    Lex and his daughter watched My Cousin Vinnie and The Sixth Sense.This Is 40 has a scene where a guy tries to take a picture of his ass.Moltz recalls when he burned his fingertips off.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Camp Killer

    Aug 04 2019

    Lex's son did Poi at camp which, it turns out, is a performance art.Lex helped crowd fund Camp Killer, which was made by people he went to camp with.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Moltz's Urologist

    Jul 19 2019

    This episode was recorded a couple of weeks ago. So don't freakout about the timeline. It's all good.New York City's fireworks were pretty impressive.Bona Fide Potents are great mixers for cocktails.Moltz give a positive review for Spider-Man: Far From Home (no spoilers).Thank you to this week's sponsor, Visit Milwaukee. Milwaukee, it’s sometimes random, but always wonderful. Go to visitmilwaukee.org/plan to get your trip started.Follow us on Twitter @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be foun...more

  • Summer Camp!

    Jul 13 2019

    Armstrong brings up Call of the Wild by Jack London.Lex mentions Exit Glacier and how shocking the temperature was in Alaska.Be sure to visit podsurvey.com/car and take a survey so we can make sure that we’re bringing on advertisers who are relevant and we’re only saying yes to advertisers you’ll care about. Once you’ve completed the quick survey, you can even choose to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card (terms and conditions apply).Follow us on Twitter @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can...more

  • The Most Dangerous Game

    Jun 29 2019

    Sex Bob-omb in Scott Pilgrim is a Mario reference.It bombed at the box office, but it's a great movie.If you play Forza, check out the LEGO add-on.Lex's other podcast, Not Playing, is now covering the Fast and Furious movies.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Snuggy Sutra

    Jun 22 2019

    Moltz once peed next to Sleepy LaBeef.Please buy more copies of The Snuggy Sutra so Lex doesn't have to work so much.These Pitch Meeting videos have those anime eyes Armstrong talks about.Our thanks to the beautiful city of Milwaukee for sponsoring this episode. Have you ever had a craft beer while doing yoga in an art museum? That’s the kind of stuff that happens in Milwaukee, named The Midwest’s Coolest and Most Underrated City by Vogue. Go to visitmilwaukee.org/plan to get your trip started.F...more

  • Colon blow and Cameo

    Jun 18 2019

    For you kids out there, this is the seminal SNL skit about Colon Blow.Jon has many premium suggestions for Moltz to get his dad from Father's Day and they're all crazy expensive and from Uncrate.Like this ranch.Liam rocks out.Bobby McFerrin plays the audience.You, too, can get a B or C-list celebrity to record a message to someone as a gift.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • The Island of Doctor Moreau

    Jun 10 2019

    Lex is off but instead of talking movies, Jon and Moltz talk Macs. And kids.How many Mac Pros are you getting?Still, the starting price is less than that of the IIfx.Jon has been enjoying the Mad Max game for the Mac.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Thorok's Glasses

    Jun 02 2019

    Check out these crazy glasses that are supposed to cure motion sickness.When in Tacoma, try Ice Cream Social.Boba Lust is the boba tea place that Moltz couldn't remember the name of.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Cocaine Coat

    May 26 2019

    Moltz uses StopTheNews to force Apple News links to open in Safari instead.Entertainment Weekly asks "Why do we love to judge bad parents?"Lex's daughter is a professional boss.For some reason we really want you to have these links to Junior Achievement of New Jersey, Utah, Washington and the parent organization.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Immune To The Lava

    May 19 2019

    Moltz introduces Jon to the amazing capybara.Moltz and his wife might just have a date night at a petting zoo.Jon recommends Shirosuki if you love adorable pets.John Wick 3 looks like fun but maybe not for the whole family.Watch Halle Barry go through gun training for the movie.Detective Pikachu is a maybe.Apple Arcade looks like it will have some cool games.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Lunch shaming

    May 11 2019

    Oh, good, we're shaming people who aren't all paid up on their school lunch tabs. (Post show update: the owner of Chobani has apparently agreed to pay off the tabs and the school has agreed.)The Jewish faith has something to say about how you should treat people who don't have enough to eat.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • Nobody Wants To Know That

    May 04 2019

    One study shows only children are more creative and less flexible.The dictionary loves Lex.Moltz and Hank are enjoying Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.Apple has booted a number of parental controls apps from the App Store.Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE continues the story of three geometric friends who like to play sneaky tricks on one another. CIRCLE is available w...more

  • Infinity Bucket

    Apr 27 2019

    Jon and Moltz are all excited about some indie movie called Avengers: Endgame.Moltz again recounts the story of his father-in-law beating Bobby Fisher. At chess.You can no longer buy the Fuck Mike Monteiro t-shirt. Sorry.Hank likes Penn & Teller Fool Us.Lex has seen Penn & Teller 16 times and has taken a selfie with Penn at least once.Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Kla...more

  • A Town Called Hancock

    Apr 21 2019

    Get yer Mueller report here.Lex and his family use a reformed Haggadah for seder.Moltz and his son have been trying historical recipes.Lex's family plays a variation on the salad bowl game during Passover.Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at @moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • 500 Grand

    Apr 12 2019

    Lori Loughlin maybe shouldn't be signing autographs at her hearings.Rolling Stone on Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the college admission scandal.BREAKING NEWS: there's a new trailer for Avengers: Endgame.Stanford's marching band is wacky.Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE continues the story of three geometric friends who like to play sneaky tricks on one anot...more

  • 260: Circumnavigation

    Apr 06 2019

    The Atlantic has a piece that explains the crazy behind the college tuition scandal.Jon likes Forza Horizon 4.Lex likes Super Mario Party for the Switch.MoviePass is back, believe it or not.The Mormon Church has made some much needed changes.The Mountain Meadows Massacre was an atrocity committed by members of the Church in the 1800s.Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIR...more

  • 259: Dumbo's Mom

    Mar 31 2019

    When Sigourney Weaver praises your high school production of *Alien*, it was probably pretty good.No, Marissa Tomei was not erroneously given an Academy Award.We talk about first kisses and Stranger Things.Catastrophe is a good show, if not for the kids.Apple News+, on the other hand, might be good for kids.Can Dumbo's good cast save it?Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. ...more

  • 258: Doomsday Canning

    Mar 23 2019

    Jon is reminded of the movie When Marnie Was There.Apple has a new iPad mini.Hank would like a Casio keyboard.Jon says the iRig devices are cool.Our thanks to Sweeping Up The Heart, the perfect book for readers aged eight to twelve. From New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of more than fifty kids’ books Kevin Henkes, Sweeping Up The Heart is the story of Amelia and the new friend she meets on spring break... who says she can see her dead mother. Kirkus Reviews calls it “spare, lumi...more

  • 257: Crime Pays

    Mar 16 2019

    This week we talk about the college admissions scandal. We get a little confused about pizza CEOs. Turns out the Little Caesar's guy was not a racist, anyway. At least this college admissions scandal has spawned some humorous tweets. Lex leaves early and, no surprise, Jon and Moltz talk about the latest Avengers: Endgame trailer. Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE cont...more

  • 256: Marvelous

    Mar 07 2019

    Lex is off this week but Jon and Moltz talk about what happens when kids Google their names. The first link on Amazon for Moltz is for Moltz's brother's book. The Spanish language version of his Minecraft book is 12th. Heather Armstrong had two articles on Slate about blogging about their kids. Needless to say, both of these nerds are excited about Captain Marvel. Disney is doing some cool animatronics in their new Star Wars - Galaxy's Edge world. Hank is a fan of seasons 3 and 4 of Legends of T...more

  • 255: Stinging Pee

    Feb 28 2019

    Jon is a long-time fan of lapidary. Peeing on a jellyfish sting isn't the way to go. Our thanks to Amaze jr., providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCAR. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or...more

  • 254: Saving My Life With My Butt

    Feb 22 2019

    The story of Jody Roberts who disappeared from Tacoma in 1985 and turned up 12 years later in Alaska. Lex is watching (and reading) The Martian with his daughter and also watching Cast Away. Our thanks to Amaze jr., providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCA...more

  • 253: TMI Inside Baseball

    Feb 16 2019

    Lex has a personal story to tell about the podcast Over My Dead Body. Some smart teens are getting vaccinated against their parents' wishes. Some others are striking to protest inaction on climate change. Other kids are writing obituaries for the Parkland victims to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. Our thanks to Postmates, your personal food delivery, grocery delivery, whatever-you-can-think-of delivery service. Get the Postmates app on iOS or Android and use the code TURNING...more

  • 252: Snow Days

    Feb 10 2019

    Valentine's Day cards The Office. If you haven't seen Patton Oswalt's filibuster from Parks & Recreation, you should. Brandon Bird also has some very nice Valentine's Day cards. Moltz's son has this great pasta-making set of attachments for the KitchenAid. Everyone's buzzing about air fryers these days although Lex has never used his. Tacoma Monkey Shines is an annual event. Dale Chihuly's float boats are pretty cool. Lex has to leave early which gives Jon and Moltz time to talk about the Super ...more

  • 251: The Marble Cinematic Universe

    Jan 26 2019

    The First Citywide Change Bank SNL skit is a classic. Moltz reminisces about Old MacDonald's Farm which was around from 1955 to 1979. Would you take your kids to Bonefish Grill? Moltz would not let his son play with his original Fisher Price farm. Jon had the Fisher Price TV. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • 250: Cookies

    Jan 21 2019

    You, yes YOU!!!, can buy Girl Scout cookies from Lex's daughters just by clicking here! Not a sponsor, but we approve of Gillette's The Best Men Can Be ad. Your homework, should you choose to accept it, is to watch Eighth Grade. Black Mirror's Bandersnatch episode is also a thing you can watch. Lex recommends Hang the DJ and Armstrong recommends San Junipero. Moltz has been watching Legends of Tomorrow with Hank since it's good now. Moltz also likes Detectorists. Jon likes Forza Horizon 4. Follo...more

  • 249: Pets eat the strangest things

    Jan 13 2019

    Moltz likes and uses Paprika for keeping recipes. Jon used to have African cichlids which are a fish not a disease. It seems that ferrets are still illegal in New York City. The animation in Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is great. Boyhood, which is an amazing movie, was directed by Richard Linklater. There's a trailer for season 2 of The Punisher. Our thanks to Postmates, your personal food delivery, grocery delivery, whatever-you-can-think-of delivery service. Get the Postmates app on iOS or...more

  • 248: Death Grip on the Dead Sea

    Jan 05 2019

    Doc Martens envy is real. Jon and Lex recommend Three Identical Strangers. Sandra Bullock is a bad person to take a trip with, as evidenced yet again in Bird Box. Jon discusses Molly's Game. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • 247: A Christmas Chat

    Dec 28 2018

    Jon did take his kids to Gulliver's Gate. Conan O'Brien plays Mortal Combat X on Clueless Gamer. The Polsen HPC-A30s are good podcasting headphones on a budget. Jon's daughter got a Nikon D3500. This tiny Space Invaders game is actually pretty cool. Our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challen...more

  • 246: Holiday Endgame

    Dec 22 2018

    Good shrubs by a good guy over at Bonafide Potents. Also check out The Phluid Project. If you're in the Seattle area, Lawless Forge is a great group activity. Moltz knows from experience. Moltz and Lex (even though he's not on this episode) recommends the show Travelers. Jon recommends Barry. Jon and Moltz also discuss the Avengers: Endgame trailer as is their wont. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s pre...more

  • 245: Moltz's Connecticut Christmas

    Dec 15 2018

    Jon bought his daughter an alpaca head hat. Mary Poppins is back, god help us all. Dick Van Dyke is still alive and in the movie. Angela Lansbury is also in the movie and was also in Gaslight. Lin Manuel Miranda was on drunk history. The Ren and Stimpy show's I Was A Teenage Stimpy. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of t...more

  • 244: ShrineFinder Rehearsal

    Dec 09 2018

    Jon talks about watching Jaws with the kids. Back when Hank took a spill in his "I love Dad" t-shirt. Jon recommends Moltz make Harissa tri-tip for Christmas dinner. Jon got a new TV. Tom Cruise tells you to turn off motion smoothing. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule ...more

  • 243: No Video Games for Old Men

    Dec 02 2018

    Jon and Moltz both like TVs from TCL. Jon recommends A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix. He also recommends Little Big Planet on the Playstation. John Siracusa is not on this podcast but if he were he might recommend Journey for the Playstation 4. If you like racing, maybe try Trials Fusion. Jon is also a fan of Need For Speed: Payback. Moltz's family plays Cooking Mama but Moltz doesn't. Jon is thinking of taking his kids to Gulliver's Gate. To prepare kids for the work world, have them ...more

  • 242: Thanksgivingish

    Nov 23 2018

    Lex mentions This American Life episode 661: "But That's What Happened". Armstrong brings up a campaign by LDS members former LDS members to stop Bishops from asking kids about their sexual activities. If somebody you know and/or love is getting a Nintendo Switch, Armstrong recommends buying a second set of controllers. Your smile says a lot about you. Your ADA dentist is your best ally in keeping your smile healthy. The American Dental Association’s Find-a-Dentist tool helps you find a dentist ...more

  • 241: One Percent Kids

    Nov 17 2018

    Jon likes GRID Autosport for iOS. He also likes GRID 2 on the Mac. Facebook hired a firm to do opposition research on its critics. Screen Time is a nice addition to iOS, but it needs some work. Your smile says a lot about you. Your ADA dentist is your best ally in keeping your smile healthy. The American Dental Association’s Find-a-Dentist tool helps you find a dentist in your area who fits your needs and has the expertise your smile deserves. Go to ADA.org/ttca today to find the right dentist f...more

  • 240: Eye Possession

    Nov 09 2018

    Jon and Moltz both enjoyed Ant-Man and the Wasp. They're also looking forward to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. They're pretty high on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Your smile says a lot about you. Your ADA dentist is your best ally in keeping your smile healthy. The American Dental Association’s Find-a-Dentist tool helps you find a dentist in your area who fits your needs and has the expertise your smile deserves. Go to ADA.org/ttca today to find the right dentist for you. Our thanks to Jo...more

  • 239: Unpack My Away Luggage

    Nov 03 2018

    Jon ran into this guy while Trick-or-Treating. Enjoy some fake products. Check out Lex's kids' costumes. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time. Our thanks as well to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resil...more

  • 238: Halloween?

    Oct 26 2018

    Jon and his daughters had a great time in Zion National Park. Jon says Tootsie holds up. Moltz and Lex are skeptical. We take a look at the movies of Mel Brooks. Here are some great Halloween costumes. And our thanks to Prudential. Prudential and financial wellness expert Alexandra Drane are traveling across America to learn more about the changing financial landscape in a new project called The State of Us. The State of Us works to uncover the challenges getting in the way of financial wellness...more

  • 237: Do Not Touch The Driver

    Oct 20 2018

    Lex and Moltz reminisce about forgetting passwords for devices: https://www.instagram.com/p/Yl0lN/?taken-by=moltz If you need more control over a kid's device, you can always use Apple's Configurator tool: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-configurator-2/id1037126344?mt=12 Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the wee...more

  • 236: Potato Magic

    Oct 12 2018

    Should every dad have a volt/ohm meter? How about a contour gauge duplicator? If you need old house stuff and are in L.A., go to Liz's Antique Hardware. Van Dyke's Restorers is also good. Jon is going to try to use a potato to cure car sickness. Moltz wishes him good luck. Our thanks to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel. The Carry-On is able to charge anything that’s powered by a USB cord – a single charge will power you...more

  • 235: A Lot of DIY

    Oct 05 2018

    Conan O'Brien is doing a podcast on Earwolf. Jon lives in a co-op. Ouef is a children's furniture place in Brooklyn. Jon is a fan of using sash brushes. This isn't the Aquaman trailer we were talking about but it's longer and it's still bad. So is the trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse. We think the Captain Marvel trailer is great. Moltz's pick this week is Holedown. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to ...more

  • 234: Struwwelpeter

    Sep 28 2018

    We recorded this episode on the day Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford gave her testimony to the Senate committee. The terrible story of the woman who disappeared from a Disney cruise ship. Children's books in 19th century Germany were terrifying. Richard Scarry's books are fun if you like cannibalistic animals. Our thanks to Care/of, a monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door. Just take Care/of’s fun, online quiz, and find...more

  • 233: Neck Dongle

    Sep 21 2018

    No show links this week. We still love you. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found at micro.blog/moltz or @Moltz on Mastodon and Jon Armstro...more

  • 232: C Pickle

    Sep 14 2018

    Apple announced some new phones this week. Moltz recalls Sleepwalking Through History which is about the Reagan years. Jon brings up Bob Woodward's new book about Trump, Fear. Lex recommends Bankaroo for kids allowances. Our thanks to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel. The Carry-On is able to charge anything that’s powered by a USB cord – a single charge will power your iPhone five times. For $20 off a suitcase, visit aw...more

  • 231: Cross-Knobbling

    Sep 08 2018

    Lex got to meet Jonathan Van Ness. Jonathan lost 70 lbs and is now completely shredded. The law clerk of Trump's Supreme Court pick flashed a white power sign at his confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh also declined to shake the hand of the parent of a Parkland shooting victim. I was gonna link to the picture of Robert Plant shirtless that Jon sent us but just Google it yourself. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to J...more

  • 230: Rent the Rendway

    Aug 31 2018

    Jon has finally seen Book of Mormon. Jon recalls 30 Rock's Werewolf Bar Mitzvah bit. Jon also saw Be More Chill which is huge with the kids these days. Also popular with the kids is Dear Evan Hansen. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off fo...more

  • 229: Love Children of Rock

    Aug 23 2018

    We discuss the movie Three Identical Strangers. Moltz recommends the audiobook of Year of Wonders. Lex recommends Lily and the Octopus. Liam rocks it. Is there a School of Rock near you.? Our thanks to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel. The Carry-On is able to charge anything that’s powered by a USB cord – a single charge will power your iPhone five times. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/ttca and use promo c...more

  • 228: Maaaaaaanscaping

    Aug 17 2018

    Lex saw Ben Folds. And, well, Cake. Visual proof. Jon has some concert experience as well. Jon suggests Life, Animated if you want a good cry. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can ...more

  • 227: Testacular

    Aug 11 2018

    So, you're having a vasectomy? Do vasectomies increase the risk of alzheimer's? Probably not. Jon is playing Need For Speed Payback. Hank enjoys videos from The King of Random. Jon's not necessarily a fan of YouTube videos that show Sims trying to get pregnant by every dude in town. Also, we're including the video of the Gummi rat dissection for completeness only. You probably don't want to watch it. Our thanks to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way the...more

  • 226: Command Key

    Aug 03 2018

    Lex is trying to kill MoviePass and it seems to be working. It's too late to see the Spider-Man musical. The movie Eighth Grade should probably only be viewed by those at least in eighth grade or up since it's rated R. Jon recommends the iArk. Moltz correctly remembers the movie Lake Placid. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any n...more

  • 225: Monster Buffet

    Jul 27 2018

    What the heck is going on with Henry Cavill's beard? Jon discusses the book Checkpoint. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse looks great. Here's how to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order. We also devote some time to the MacBook Pro thermal problem which appears to have been fixed now. Our thanks to Sixt, a whole new car rental experience. Rent top quality cars, like a 2018 Jaguar F-Type, at affordable prices in cities like Miami, LA, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia,...more

  • 224: Things You Can Throttle

    Jul 21 2018

    Moltz like Toji-kan sake. Please stop calling gadgets "sexy". Liam is going to miss his sisters. Jon recommends Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer videos. Or you could watch some classic Saturday Night Live Jeopardy skits. Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTC...more

  • 223: Products for Winners

    Jul 14 2018

    Jon still recommends Rocket League for playing with the kids. Our thanks to Sixt, a whole new car rental experience. Rent top quality cars, like a 2018 Jaguar F-Type, at affordable prices in cities like Miami, LA, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Seattle, AND in over 105 countries internationally. Go to Sixt.com to find a branch. Our thanks also to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and elde...more

  • 222: My people are big into money

    Jul 07 2018

    Our thanks to Joule Sous Vide, the easiest way to get an amazing dinner on the table that everyone will love. Thanks to Joule’s precise temperature control, you can make restaurant-quality food at home any night of the week. To get yours, visit chefsteps.com/Joule and use code TTCA to get $15 off for a limited time. Our thanks also to Simple Contacts. Renew your prescription and re-order your brand of lenses from anywhere, in minutes, through an online, self-guided vision test. Get $30 off your ...more

  • 221: Passive Aggressive Revenge Strategies

    Jun 29 2018

    Renting a Jaguar F-Type seems like it would be pretty cool. NBC News looks at an adventure playground in New York full of hammers and saws. Here's the official site for it. Our thanks to Sixt, a whole new car rental experience. Rent top quality cars, like a 2018 Jaguar F-Type, at affordable prices in cities like Miami, LA, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Seattle, AND in over 105 countries internationally. Go to Sixt.com to find a branch. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be fo...more

  • 220: Always Play as Thanos

    Jun 23 2018

    Jon and Moltz discuss Solo before they are joined by one Lex Friedman. Moltz is excited about Mario Tennis Aces. Neven Mrgan makes some great signs at the request of his son. The definition of "bershon". Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom doesn't look all that great so Jon and Moltz have their sights set on Ant-Man and the Wasp. Jon recommends Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. Our thanks to Control GX, the first grey-reducing shampoo, from Just For Men. Reducing your grey is as easy as washing your ha...more

  • 219: Our Kids Are Already Ruined

    Jun 16 2018

    We talk about an NPR article on how to get your kids to do chores without hating it and realize it's too late for our kids. Jon recommends The Staircase: An American Murder Mystery on Netflix for your summer viewing (not for the kids). Lex does not recommend watching American Vandal with your parents, depending on how serious your parents are. Our thanks to Sixt, a whole new car rental experience. Rent top quality cars, like a 2018 Jaguar F-Type, at affordable prices in cities like Miami, LA, La...more

  • 218: Eat It

    Jun 09 2018

    Our thanks to Simple Contacts. Renew your prescription and re-order your brand of lenses from anywhere, in minutes, through an online, self-guided vision test. Get $30 off your first Simple Contacts order by going to simplecontacts.com/ttca or enter the code TTCA at checkout. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • 217: Moltz IS the Boilermaker

    May 31 2018

    Jon references Cars That Go Boom. Moltz likes The Expanse. Lex is high on Forto. That da Vinci drawing of a man with his arms outstretched is called Vitruvian Man. Our thanks to Sixt, a whole new car rental experience. Rent top quality cars, like a 2018 Jaguar F-Type, at affordable prices in cities like Miami, LA, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Seattle, AND in over 105 countries internationally. Go to Sixt.com to find a branch. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexf...more

  • 216: 18

    May 25 2018

    How do you keep a yarmulke on? Kippon. Turns out "Dan In Real Life" is the name of a movie as well as being a good name for a podcast with Dan Moren. An amazing thread about Utah children's names. You can find more Utah names at Utah Baby Namer. Lex recommends the Amaze. Our thanks to Control GX, the first grey-reducing shampoo, from Just For Men. Reducing your grey is as easy as washing your hair with Control GX. Get 25% off Control GX using code Regrowth25 at ControlGX.com! Follow us: @ttcasho...more

  • 215: Kleptosexual

    May 12 2018

    Jon and Lex discuss Ready Player One. Two girls who were FaceTime friends meet in real life. Jon's Pick Of The Week is Steam Link for iOS. Finally he can play Dream Date Daddy on his phone. Moltz likes Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. Jon recommends Chef. RBG looks good for the whole family. Our thanks to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and elder care. Go to Care.com/TTCA and you'll get 30 percent off a...more

  • 214: Cocaine Thursday

    May 05 2018

    George Clooney used to have a pet pig. Are the owners of Coors brewing Nazis? Well, not Nazi Nazis, anyway. Some more on free-range parenting. A strange and unfortunate incident from Tacoma. This superintendent is somewhat less than super. Our thanks to CanvasPeople.com, a really easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service that takes your favorite photo memories and turns them into beautiful artwork for you to enjoy every day. Now, as a special, very limited Mother’s Day offer, CanvasPeople.com is offer...more

  • 213: Summer is Coming. With Thanos.

    Apr 28 2018

    Moltz reads the poem Good Bones by Maggie Smith (not the actress). Mission To Mars is not a great movie. Moltz was a budding Art Bell back in the day. Our thanks to March of Dimes. For every parent who’s ever done a frantic online search at 2:00 AM. For the first days home from the hospital, and every long night after that. For every family who’s ever lost a child. For every healthy mom and strong baby. March of Dimes is there... Join us at MarchOfDimes.org/TTCA. Our thanks to CanvasPeople.com, ...more

  • 212: Promo Code: Butts

    Apr 21 2018

    Kids in Utah are now free-range. Lex's kids were watching An American Tail. Our thanks to March of Dimes. For every parent who’s ever done a frantic online search at 2:00 AM. For the first days home from the hospital, and every long night after that. For every family who’s ever lost a child. For every healthy mom and strong baby. March of Dimes is there... Join us at MarchOfDimes.org/TTCA. Our thanks to Control GX, the first grey-reducing shampoo, from Just For Men. Reducing your grey is as easy...more

  • 211: Car Terrors

    Apr 13 2018

    Jon talks about the Black Mirror episode Arkangel. Jon reminisces about his dad's Volkswagen Rabbit and Moltz about his parents Chevy Malibu Classic wagon. Moltz still likes the looks of the Saab 900 Turbo. Jon and kids liked Ready Player One. Our thanks to March of Dimes. For every parent who’s ever done a frantic online search at 2:00 AM. For the first days home from the hospital, and every long night after that. For every family who’s ever lost a child. For every healthy mom and strong baby. ...more

  • 210: Spring Break, Dad Edition

    Apr 06 2018

    Lex would like to talk about his Swagger Wagon. The guy you might recognize is Brian Huskey. Armstrong recommends the game Werewolf. Our thanks to March of Dimes. For every parent who’s ever done a frantic online search at 2:00 AM. For the first days home from the hospital, and every long night after that. For every family who’s ever lost a child. For every healthy mom and strong baby. March of Dimes is there... Join us at MarchOfDimes.org/TTCA. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @l...more

  • 209: Professional Dad Opinions

    Mar 29 2018

    Do not click on this link to Share My Shit, it is only being included for completeness. Our thanks to CanvasPeople.com, a really easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service that takes your favorite photo memories and turns them into beautiful artwork for you to enjoy every day. Use promo code "TTCA" to get a FREE 11x14 canvas, you just pay shipping! Our thanks as well to Perfume.com for sponsoring this episode. With more than 7,000 women’s and men’s fragrances, it's the perfect place to get a Valentine'...more

  • 208: I don't need that

    Mar 24 2018

    Here's how to delete your Facebook account or just lie to them. Looks like it's time to regulate companies like this. Jon says the kids like VSCO. 99 texting acronyms your kids might be using. Hank ready to do Easter battle. Our thanks to Away, high-quality luggage that is designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel. The Carry-On is able to charge anything that’s powered by a USB cord – a single charge will power your iPhone five times. For $20 off a suitcase, visi...more

  • 207: It's Been Awhile

    Mar 17 2018

    Jon and kids liked Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Please enjoy The Wolverine podcast. Or the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Our thanks to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and elder care. Go to Care.com/TTCA and you'll get 30 percent off a premium membership. Our thanks as well to Perfume.com for sponsoring this episode. With more than 7,000 women’s and men’s fragrances, it's the perfect place to ...more

  • 206: Old Men Talking

    Mar 09 2018

    A terrific and sad read about Ichiro Suzuki. Jon suggests the Star Wars Force Bands for the Sphero. The OP-1 keyboard from Teenage Engineering looks pretty cool, but expensive. Their Pocket Operators are pretty cool, too, at $50. This thread that started with a girl who likes Star Wars is terrific. Back in the day, we had to rely on toys like The StarBird. Jon had the Magnavox Odyssey and Moltz had the Fairchild Channel F. The Big Trak is probably the closest '70s analog to the Sphero. What toys...more

  • 205: Not In An Armstrong Way

    Mar 03 2018

    Hank used to play tetherball in all kinds of weather. Lex speaks of the movie The Tall Guy. Lex and his daughter are reading The Ocean At The End Of The Lane. Lex plugs a podcast from his DEAR FRIENDS Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott called R U Talkin' R.E.M. RE: ME? Our thanks as well to Perfume.com for sponsoring this episode. With more than 7,000 women’s and men’s fragrances, it's the perfect place to get a Valentine's gift. Get free shipping, free returns AND an extra 25% OFF with the code TTCA...more

  • 204: The Kids Are Alright

    Feb 23 2018

    This week: Liam is turning seven, we don't want our kids buying guns and we think maybe young kids shouldn't walk out of schools when high schoolers protest. Meanwhile, Kathy Lee Gifford thinks "the F word" maybe is "fart." Lex likes HotelTonight for $80 hotels in New York City. Queer Eye on Netflix is wonderful. Lex's wife Lauren was once made over on Queer Eye For the Straight Girl. Armstrong loves the Triple Jump. Our thanks to CanvasPeople.com, a really easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service th...more

  • 203: Kool Aid House on a River of Guns

    Feb 17 2018

    Jon speaks highly of Black Panther. What type of flu do you have? Should a kid with rumpled hair and pants too small for him raise red flags? The Olympics feature the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Leslie Jones's Olympics twitter coverage is the thrill of victory. McSweeney's asks that you please not get murdered at school today. Our thanks to Perfume.com for sponsoring this episode. Get free shipping, free returns AND an extra 25% OFF with the code TTCA25 at Perfume.com! Our thanks ...more

  • 202: Work Emergency Possibly Involving Wolverine

    Feb 09 2018

    If you haven't heard, Lex's favorite team won the Super Bowl. He might have gotten a little emotional. Jon wonders if the iPad is computer enough. Moltz's family used to have this wicked boss Betamax. Check out some of Jon's pics. Our thanks to Perfume.com for sponsoring this episode. With more than 7,000 women’s and men’s fragrances, it's the perfect place to get a Valentine's gift. Get free shipping, free returns AND an extra 25% OFF with the code TTCA25 at Perfume.com! Our thanks also to Cont...more

  • 201: Steam Cleaning and Salad Questions

    Feb 02 2018

    Do you know the history of the Caesar salad? Our thanks also to the new podcast, Life on the Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. Download and subscribe to Life on the Fast Track wherever you get your podcasts. Our thanks also to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. In honor of 52 years of football’s favorite Sunday, take $52 off any item over $100 from Sleep Number. Find a Sleep Number store near you at Sleep...more

  • 200: Self-Waterboarding

    Jan 25 2018

    This year's flu is pretty gnarly. If you get it, what should you do? Look beautiful, of course. Jon suggests NeilMed, presumably made by guys named Neil. Does your baby have snot? Just suck it out. But, please, not like this. The 2018 Women's March did pretty well. Support for this episode comes from Health IQ. Health IQ gets you lower rates on life insurance for living a health-conscious lifestyle. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at HealthIQ.com/TTCA or mention the promo code T...more

  • 199: Best Fathering ProTips: Top 300 ways to embarass your kids

    Jan 19 2018

    Please enjoy this Reddit thread on how to embarrass your kids. Kids, dont eat Tide pods. What is the matter with you? Support for this episode comes from Health IQ. Health IQ gets you lower rates on life insurance for living a health-conscious lifestyle. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at HealthIQ.com/TTCA or mention the promo code TTCA when you talk to a Health IQ agent. Our thanks also to the new podcast, Life on the Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build...more

  • 198: Doing It Wrong. Again.

    Jan 12 2018

    Science proves Moltz right about smoke detector batteries. If, like Moltz, you haven't been on Radiator Springs Racers at Disney, you can see a taste of it here (the actual racing part starts about five minutes in). Our thanks to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and elder care. Go to Care.com/TTCA and you'll get 30 percent off a premium membership. Our thanks also to Sleep Number, the best sleep of you...more

  • 197: Snownado 2018

    Jan 05 2018

    No Armstrong this week but Lex and Moltz talk about snow, skiing and air travel. Moltz blew his buffer and couldn't remember the name of Whistler. Despite Moltz's belief that they're falling out of the sky left and right, air travel was extraordinarily safe in 2017. Support for this episode comes from Health IQ. Health IQ gets you lower rates on life insurance for living a health-conscious lifestyle. To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at HealthIQ.com/TTCA or mention the promo code ...more

  • 196: Not Good With Babies

    Dec 29 2017

    Lex made a candy bar and was forced to dress up (https://www.instagram.com/p/BdDpbBqHsu7/?taken-by=lexfri) ridiculously for the privilege. He then tortured one of his children on this ride: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGKVuEnFFH/?taken-by=lexfri As if that wasn't enough, he got handsy with Reeses Peanut Butter Cup (https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGOgZGHOmu/?taken-by=lexfri) and a jar of chocolate syrup (https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGYF1fH13T/?taken-by=lexfri). We also recommend not killing your ...more

  • 195: Have a Nice Xmas

    Dec 23 2017

    Jon and Moltz have enjoyed a little move called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Moltz recommends the holiday song Fairytale of New York even though it has a slur in it. Lex is partial to Wonderful Christmastime. One of Jon's favorites is Darlene Love's version of Christmas (Baby Please Come). Liam makes a plea for a podcast explaining Christian holidays. The Santa Clause trilogy (yes, it's apparently a trilogy) is actually pretty dark. Someone is going to be enjoying the Sphero R2-D2 this Christmas we...more

  • 194: Video Mad Libs

    Dec 09 2017

    Moltz recalls the old ads for Raceway Park. Please pick up some fine Fireball products at Target. Lots of people suffer from stage fright. Only one has thrown up in Moltz's driveway. If you wanted to buy any of us a Mac Pro as a holiday gift we probably wouldn't say no. Lex's kids play Prodigy which is not this Prodigy. James Bridle details some real problems with kid videos on YouTube. Our thanks to CanvasPeople.com, a really easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service that takes your favorite photo me...more

  • 193: Probable Hershey Trip

    Dec 08 2017

    Here is the Game of Thrones character known as Buffalo Wildlings. Al Franken is resigning. Moltz makes a reference to Steve Jobs unveiling the original iPhone that no one thinks is funny other than himself. Lex's Disneyland plan is discussed. Our thanks to Omaha Steaks. Go to OmahaSteaks.com and type "TURNING" in the search bar, add the Family Gift Pack to your cart and get a whole mess o' meat for an 75% savings! Great meat at a great price, just $49.99! Our thanks to Fathead, makers of durable...more

  • 192: Men Really Really Really Really Suck

    Dec 02 2017

    Moltz is hoping to get a Tacoma Rainiers hat for Christmas. Talking to your kids about Matt Lauer. We discuss Slater-Kinney and Carrie Brownstein. The Day After was not exactly the feel-good hit of the summer back in 1983. Zombieland is also apocalyptic but decidedly more fun. We hear good things about Coco. Sad to hear that John Lasseter is also a predator. Things in the world a pretty bad but the Avengers: Infinity War trailer is great. Our thanks to Fathead, makers of durable vinyl wall decal...more

  • 191: Who Needs Oral Hygiene When You’re Dead

    Nov 25 2017

    Jon makes a reference to the seminal movie Conan the Barbarian. Secret Hitler could be a good game for your kids. Or, perhaps, the great taste of Prongles if you can find some. Lex's daughter is reading some Judy Blume books. Jon's kids wanted to watch Annie but couldn't. Lex recommends Wonder if you want to bawl your eyes out. The Logan doll does not come with retractable claws. Moltz never finished his story about watching Nurse Betty on a plane but his point was there's a grizzly murder in it...more

  • 190: Caramel Earwax Swirl

    Nov 18 2017

    We talk about clogged ears in this episode but do yourself a favor and don't click on any of these links that Jon was texting us while recording. If you do, you might need to guzzle a bottle of Aftershock. Ed. note: Important Data from Lex Our thanks to BeFrugal for sponsoring this episode. BeFrugal lets you earn up to 40% cash back on your purchase from over 5,000 stores, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy's, and more. Visit BeFrugal.com/TTCA and get a $10 bonus when you join for free. Our...more

  • 189: Divorce doesn't have to suck

    Nov 12 2017

    Moltz is sadly not on this episode. Jon saw Thor and says kids 8 and will love it. There is some hilarious talk about Thor's relationship to his hammer, Mjölnir. The younger kids will not get the reference, but their parents will. Lex voted. His wife and children supported his right to vote. Lex and Jon talk a bit about iPhone X's camera and Lex shares a scary selfie. Lex's resemblance to Jeff Goldblum is discussed. Our thanks also to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep num...more

  • 188: Headless Horseman Situation

    Nov 03 2017

    Liam is adorable and somehow Lex still manages to not eat his face. Here's part of Jon's Halloween costume. Here's Lex as the Spartan cheerleader. How did Moltz not know that Heathers was made into a musical? Please join the Resistance: bring back Reeses Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups. Our thanks to Pro Flowers, fresh flowers delivered straight to your door, guaranteed fresh for seven days. It's a no-brainer gift for any occasion. Go to ProFlowers.com, click on the microphone and enter the code "...more

  • 187: Butt Puns

    Oct 27 2017

    Deathwatch may not sound like a book for kids but it won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. The movie Race With The Devil is probably not for the kids. Also not for the kids is Conan playing Grand Theft Auto. Cabel Sasser's Buggy Saint's Row. Good luck getting the image of Lex and his wife as the Spartan Cheerleaders out of your head. Jon's going to be a mod for Halloween, a la Quadrophenia. Moltz recalls Mischief Night. Lex wrote about Hurricane Sandy for The Magazine. Our thanks to Off...more

  • 186: Respect the Dead

    Oct 20 2017

    Want to see something scary this month? Watch The Haunted Mansion. It's scary bad. People has supposedly been known to scatter ashes of their loved ones on the Disney Haunted Mansion ride. As always, be sure to check Common Sense Media to find out which bad movies are right for you children to watch. Peter Falk had a glass eye. True story. Our thanks to Lily and Grey, makers of curated gift boxes. Make gifting simple with tailor-made boxes filled with handmade items and goodies from small busine...more

  • 185: This week's show is cancelled due to Harvey

    Oct 14 2017

    There's a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer out. Hocus Pocus is another movie. Yes, it is. Emma Thompson has some words to say about Harvey Weinstein. Our thanks to Lily and Grey, makers of curated gift boxes. Make gifting simple with tailor-made boxes filled with handmade items and goodies from small businesses and artisans. Visit LilyAndGrey.com and use promo code "TTCA" to get 10% off! Our thanks also to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adju...more

  • 184: Favorite Teachers

    Oct 07 2017

    Is this coach kidding? Ryan Gosling's Papyrus skit on SNL was pretty good. Farewell Mr. Bunting is really good, too, but it's not for the kids. Our thanks to Pro Flowers, fresh flowers delivered straight to your door, guaranteed fresh for seven days. It's a no-brainer gift for any occasion. Go to ProFlowers.com, click on the microphone and enter the code "TTCA" at checkout and get $10 off your purchase of $29 or more.

  • 183: Lightning Fast Hunter and Pecker

    Sep 29 2017

    Jon references Agile because this is a tech podcast. He's also playing Rocket League. Is the C64 Mini real? Alas, probably not. If you haven't yet, please enjoy Computer Show. Our thanks to Lily and Grey, makers of curated gift boxes. Make gifting simple with tailor-made boxes filled with handmade items and goodies from small businesses and artisans. Visit LilyAndGrey.com and use promo code "TTCA" to get 10% off! Our thanks as well to Blue Apron. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing reci...more

  • 182: Lex and Moltz Learn About Mormon Stuff

    Sep 23 2017

    This week we delve into Mormonism. You might want to brush up on the Salamander letter. Mormon leaks is a site that tries to increase transparency within the church. Birdy isn't a great movie for kids but Bye, Bye Birdy is fine. Do you want your child to get into the best colleges and universities, have the best schooling, whether it's public, private, charter or homeschool? Read "Education a la Carte" by parenting expert and educator Dr. Kevin Leman. Go to Revellbooks.com to learn more. Our tha...more

  • 181: Mazel Tov To You, Jon

    Sep 17 2017

    Jon is sick. Moltz is travelling, so Lex goes solo. Until the TTCA Slack sent enough messages to wake Jon. Lex talks back-to-school wins. Jon mentions the accidental discovery of Dream Daddy, a gay dad dating sim. The Steam reviews are priceless: https://kotaku.com/dream-daddy-as-told-by-steam-reviews-1797199049 Our thanks to ProFlowers.com for sponsoring this week's episode. Get 20% off Rainbow Roses or any other bouquet of $29 or more by visiting ProFlowers.com and using the promo code "TTCA"...more

  • 180: I'd love an option where I can throttle him

    Sep 08 2017

    Sending good vibes to Florida. Stay safe during the coming storm. In Moltz's neck of the woods, it's fire that's the problem. Probably a good time to learn how to plan for a disaster. Jon saw Dunkirk and The Big Sick and liked both. Moltz recommends The Museum of Flight if you're in the Seattle area. Do you want your child to get into the best colleges and universities, have the best schooling, whether it's public, private, charter or homeschool? Read "Education a la Carte" by parenting expert a...more

  • 179: Dog-Like Object

    Sep 01 2017

    Lex has now seen all the Star Warses, thanks to Not Playing with Lex and Dan. Long Lake Camp for the Arts is pretty amazing. Here's the camp Lex went to, see if you can find the places he made out. Moltz can't believe it but Urinetown is a real musical. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • 178: Disney, No Kids!

    Aug 26 2017

    Lex recently visited Disneyland and his question: "Why is there any amount of Chip 'n' Dale? Our thanks to That's It Fruit for sponsoring this week's episode. That's It Fruit bars are great grab-n-go snacks for kids made of real fruit with no added sugar. Go to ThatsItFruit.com and enter the code "TURNING" to get 10% off your order. Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep ...more

  • 177: MaxPunCon

    Aug 20 2017

    Who needs a Dew bucket? Have you read The Butter Battle Book? We struggle to remember which Daily Show correspondent was in Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World. Blast From The Past was kind of cute. So was Enchanted. Arrival isn't cute, but it's good. Our thanks to Care.com for sponsoring this episode. Care.com helps you find any kind of care help you need: babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and elder care. Go to Care.com/TTCA and you'll get 30 percent off a premium membership. Our thanks a...more

  • 176: Hamilton Slash Fiction

    Aug 12 2017

    Jon is the best of us at Alto's Adventure. He recommends Zombie Gunship. Liam solved a problem with Nabbit. Dunno if you've heard but the kids love Minecraft. Moltz reminisces about Red vs Blue. Our thanks to Pro Flowers, fresh flowers delivered straight to your door, guaranteed fresh for seven days. It's a no-brainer gift for any occasion. Go to ProFlowers.com, click on the microphone and enter the code "TTCA" at checkout and get $10 off your purchase of $29 or more. Our thanks as well to Revan...more

  • 175: Kids in Cars Not Having Coffee

    Aug 05 2017

    No Armstrong this week so Lex and Moltz talk cars again a bit. Lex has a Tesla Model S. Moltz's wife got a Subaru Crosstrek. Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really). Our thanks as well to Revant Optics. Revant Optics makes replacement sunglass lenses for any brand star...more

  • 174: New Cars!

    Jul 29 2017

    Jon and his kids play Steven Universe Monopoly. Lex uses the Plugshare app to... do electrical car stuff. Our thanks to That's It Fruit for sponsoring this week's episode. That's It Fruit bars are great grab-n-go snacks for kids made of real fruit with no added sugar. Go to ThatsItFruit.com and enter the code "TURNING" to get 10% off your order. Our thanks as well to Revant Optics. Revant Optics makes replacement sunglass lenses for any brand starting at just $24 a pair. Don't suffer with scratc...more

  • 173: Horrible Bike Puns

    Jul 23 2017

    Here's Jessie Char's passenger feet horror with Anderson Cooper. Our thanks as well to Blue Apron. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping. Our thanks as well to Revant Optics. Revant Optics makes replacement sunglass lenses for any brand starting at just $24 a pair. Don't suffer with scratched lenses, go to RevantOptics.com/TTCA and use the code "TTCA" to get 20...more

  • 172: Lex is a Hero

    Jul 15 2017

    James Thompsons is the author of PCalc and also Lex's personal travel agent. Moltz got a Switch but didn't get the ARMS game. Conan O'Brien battled Will Arnett in a game of ARMS. Our thanks to Pro Flowers, fresh flowers delivered straight to your door, guaranteed fresh for seven days. It's a no-brainer gift for any occasion. Go to ProFlowers.com, click on the microphone and enter the code "TTCA" at checkout and get $10 off your purchase of $29 or more. Our thanks as well to Revant Optics. Revant...more

  • 171: Food & Fireworks

    Jul 08 2017

    Jon discusses his dinner at Yakiniku West. Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really). Our thanks as well to Revant Optics. Revant Optics makes replacement sunglass lenses for any brand starting at just $24 a pair. Don't suffer with scratched lenses, go to RevantOptics.co...more

  • 170: Home Improvement

    Jul 01 2017

    Lex is away but Jon and Moltz discuss summer plans, fatherly repairs and power tools and such. Jon is a fan of heat-shrink tubing. Don't make it weird. Our thanks to CozyPhones for sponsoring this episode. CozyPhones are comfortable headphones in adorable headbands that your kids will love to wear. Visit CozyPhones.com/TTCA and get 20% off your order! Our thanks as well to Revant Optics. Revant Optics makes replacement sunglass lenses for any brand starting at just $24 a pair. Don't suffer with ...more

  • 169: The One Where the Boy Dies

    Jun 23 2017

    Lex will be dragging his tired children around an 11th century castle as a sign of his power. Maybe that's why they got him a character that gets left in a hole. Our thanks to Redbox for sponsoring this week's episode. School is out so it's time to get some movies and games. Go to Redbox.com and use the code "TTCA" to get your first 1-night game rental for free! Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you wan...more

  • 168: Lex's Father's Day

    Jun 16 2017

    Turns out there's another Lex Friedman. Lex isn't getting a Father's Day present other than the one he's buying himself. We again discuss Randy Pausch's last lecture. Our thanks to Redbox for sponsoring this week's episode. School is out so it's time to get some movies and games. Go to Redbox.com and use the code "TTCA" to get your first 1-night game rental for free! And our thanks to Happy Socks for sponsoring this episode. Everyone needs sock, why not have them be fun? Go to HappySocks.com/TTC...more

  • 167: I Was Literally In That Movie

    Jun 09 2017

    Lex attended the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Lex recommends Impractical Jokers for Hank. We also discuss Twitter personality Darth who is a national treasure. We discuss children and their online presence, such as the kid who does makeup tutorials online. Our thanks to the Amazon Kindle e-reader, a co-sponsor of the Scripts National Spelling Bee. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect no-strings-attached device for kids. Go to Amazon.com/KindleForKids to check out a great bundle deal. Our thanks ...more

  • 166: The Perviest Episode Ever

    Jun 02 2017

    The kids in Jon's house watched Hook. Moltz will not hear any criticism of Rufio and is looking forward to his upcoming origin story. Jon and Moltz both like Four Roses bourbon. Looking for a prom dress? Try not-an-advertiser PromGirl. We regret to inform you that Mary Kay Letourneau and her former student and then husband have separated. So have Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor. Our thanks to the Amazon Kindle e-reader, a co-sponsor of the Scripts National Spelling Bee. The Kindle e-reader is t...more

  • 165: LARP Disaster

    May 26 2017

    Jon has some things to say about Pat Metheny. Also Nyle Steiner. This New York Times piece on German outdoor preschools is interesting but I'm not sure it'll work in Alaska. We prep for our upcoming podcast about Jeff Goldblum (probably not a real thing) by talking about The Tall Guy. Moltz had never heard of Stella, the comedy group. Jason Alexander has long said he was inspired by William Shatner. They probably wouldn't make a movie like Crazy People anymore. Our thanks to the Amazon Kindle e-...more

  • 164: Sleepunder v Sleepfauxver

    May 18 2017

    Lex makes many a Slack Call. Moltz fondly remembers Ho-Hos. Fidget spinners are causing injuries? You drive a stair car, you're gonna get hop-ons. Everyone loves Otter Pops. The Chief Crunchy ice cream bar character is just as racist as Moltz remembers it. Our thanks to Happy Socks for sponsoring this episode. Everyone needs sock, why not have them be fun? Go to HappySocks.com/TTCA and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 30% off your order. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your...more

  • 163: Furiously Awkward

    May 12 2017

    Jon likes the Johnny Drum. As well as Booker's. He is fresh from a production of Godspell. Lex just watched Little Shop of Horrors with his daughter. This guy really hates Portland. Our thanks to Protect America, award-winning home security with locked in rates starting at just $19.99 per month. Go to ProtectAmerica.com/Car to get $5 off your monthly monitoring! Our thanks also to Movement Watches, makers of beautifully designed watches that won't break your budget. Go to MVMTWatches.com/TTCA an...more

  • 162: Albert Brooks Hair was Fantastic in Taxi Driver

    May 05 2017

    Lex discusses traditional hamentashen cookies but check out these hamentashen cookies. Common Sense Media can help you figure out what entertainment is good for your kids. The movie Caligula? NOPE. Even though it does have Helen Mirren in it. Lex's wife got some Wonder Woman pajamas. Jon reminisces about Albert Brooks skit on Saturday Night Live. Albert Brooks was also Frank Scorpio. Our thanks to West County Gardener for sponsoring this episode. West County Gardener makes heavy-duty garden glov...more

  • 161: This Ends Before I'm Born

    Apr 29 2017

    You missed Bring Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day. Kids seem to like FaceApp (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faceapp-neural-face-transformations/id1180884341?mt=8). Even if it is racist (https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/25/faceapp-apologises-for-building-a-racist-ai/). Our thanks toWest County Gardener for sponsoring this episode. West County Gardener makes heavy-duty garden gloves out of recycled materials. Use the promo code "TTCA" to save 20% off your order from now until Mother's Day at htt...more

  • 160: So Much Wrong With Everything

    Apr 21 2017

    Lex likes Someday much better than that book Jon likes. The character John Munch has been on many shows. Jon recommends the movie Swimming With Sharks for Lex. Several of us like the game series Just Dance and it even has a Wiki. Our thanks to West County Gardener for sponsoring this episode. West County Gardener makes heavy-duty garden gloves out of recycled materials. Use the promo code "TTCA" to save 20% off your order from now until Mother's Day. Our thanks also to Keepsake an app that lets ...more

  • 159: YouTube Rathole

    Apr 14 2017

    Moltz fell down a rathole by watching the Space: 1999 intro credits. Then he watched the Six Million Dollar Man intro credits and so on and so on. Watching Julie Louise-Dreyfus crack up repeatedly is pretty fun. Get the real scoop on the 8-year-old who drove himself and his sister to McDonald's here. One of Hank's hobbies is installing old operating systems on Virtual Box. Jon suggests he try Vagrant. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amaz...more

  • 158: Gone to the Dog

    Apr 07 2017

    No Lex this week but we have a special guest. Moltz talks about seeing Mike Monteiro's talk on fighting fascism. Jon talks about Umberto Eco's essay on Ur-Fascism which is available in PDF form. Jon speaks fondly of playing Need For Speed. His favorite character is Magnus Walker. The kids, they love Goat Simulator. Moltz's son finally beat his grandfather at chess. Pretty cool considering he once beat Bobby Fischer. You can see the game moves on Chessgame.com. Our thanks to Pro Flowers, fresh fl...more

  • 157: Horror Show. For Kids!

    Mar 31 2017

    We reflect on The Revenge of the Nerds. The new interpretation of It looks appropriately scary. The Moltzes don't own the Is It Tea You're Looking For teapot. Yet. John C. Reilly makes some weird videos. The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! was pretty weird, too. Alec Baldwin taught a kid how to do his Trump impersonation. Miranda Sings is a YouTuber the kids like. Lex and his kids like Super Mario Brothers U. Jon likes the books of Robert Munsch like The Paper Bag Princess. Lex's son likes...more

  • 156: Missing Bidet

    Mar 23 2017

    We talk about school experiences and Jon brings up some research showing boys and girls learn differently. More importantly, however, why isn't Tushy a sponsor on this show? I mean, really. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep ...more

  • 155: Kids are Like Dogs

    Mar 17 2017

    Lex recommends a podcast called Brains On. And we all like Hello From The Magic Tavern if it’s not always kid-friendly. And, since this a podcast about pet ownership, we talk about whether or not dogs have emotions. Is a dog's mouth cleaner than a human's? Is Moltz's mouth cleaner than an original iPad box? Lex wrote about his wait for the UPS deliverer way back when. Our thanks to Movement Watches, makers of beautifully designed watches that won't break your budget. Go to MVMTWatches.com/TTCA a...more

  • 154: Not Real Frustrated, Just Game Frustrated

    Mar 07 2017

    Lex says a big thank you to Jared at Earwolf for helping him with studio time for this week's show. Jon's daughter wanted to go see Doctor Strange. They went to The Red Turtle instead and he recommends it. If you feel like it, why not introduce your friends and/or social media followers to a podcast you like. It doesn't have to be this one, just suggest a podcast you like and use the hashtag #trypod. Our thanks to Pro Flowers, fresh flowers delivered straight to your door, guaranteed fresh for s...more

  • 153: Kids R Weird

    Mar 01 2017

    We talk about a bunch of parenting stuff before we get to entertainment, I swear. Moltz love The Great Escape but there are a few goofs in the movie (he's gonna have to go back and check the one he mentioned because it doesn't seem to be listed on IMDB). Lex can'd even start watching Back to the Future III without anticipating the creepy crotch kid. Turns out Lex actually watches television shows. One that he's enjoyed 15 minutes of is one Moltz suggested: Travelers. Lex had a suggestion for Mol...more

  • 152: Just for the Halibut

    Feb 24 2017

    Note: Mr. Armstrong apologizes for his crap audio. Time for a new mic. The San Diego Zoo is a great place to spend the day or a few hours if you're 13. Pizza Port and The Belly Up Tavern are two of Lex's favorite San Diego places. Jon brings up mercury levels in fish which are a concern for kids and everyone, really. If you're looking for a chart, check out the FDA guidelines. No one was more surprised to read this information than the bigeye tuna. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this ep...more

  • 151: Valentimes & Crafts

    Feb 16 2017

    We talk about Valentine's Day for a bit and then crafts. Jon recommends a fancy paper cutter. He also suggests a color laser printer. This is the one The Wirecutter recommends. Our thanks as well to Movement Watches, makers of beautifully designed watches that won't break your budget. Go to MVMTWatches.com/TTCA and you'll get 15% off your order with free returns. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and c...more

  • 150: Wildo the Schmildo

    Feb 10 2017

    Having trouble getting going in the morning? Jon recommends HappyLights, there's a big one and a smaller one. Here's an awkward letter to have you kid sent home with. And a child's awkward drawing to go with it. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your...more

  • 149: All Games, No Politics

    Feb 02 2017

    Jon recommends the game Telestrations. Jon speaks fondly of the Black Knight pinball game. Lex's dad had the Dolly Parton pinball. Moltz waxes poetice about Tempest again. He also like Star Castle. Jon remembers Indy 500, a pretty stone-aged racer game. Moltz's family has Pie Face but hasn't played it yet. Jon and Moltz both had the VertiBird. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll lov...more

  • 148: An Inconvenient Reality

    Jan 27 2017

    Moltz and Jon went to Women's Marches last Saturday. Jon has some pictures from DC. Lex is certifiably, 100% apolitical but his children are dangerous subversives who inexplicably hate Dear Leader. Here's a map of the Washington DC Mall if you'd like to follow along with Jon's description. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE...more

  • 147: The Podcast Party

    Jan 20 2017

    Jon and Moltz are fans of the Netflix show Travelers. Jon will be attending the Women's March in DC this weekend, Moltz the one in Olympia. You can find one near you here. Jon points out some nice anti-Trump posters. Lex can't talk politics so he talks about his Raspberry Pi game emulator. Jon suggests Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Discussing old games, Lex remember a Simpsons game which is not Tapped Out but Road Rage. Moltz and his son like the weird and simple and barely translated Game Hidden B...more

  • 146: Stay Hydrated

    Jan 13 2017

    How about president-elect, huh? Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes was better viewing than Trump's press conference. A six-year-old ordered a $160 doll house from an Amazon Echo. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep num...more

  • 145: You Can Sext if You Want To

    Jan 05 2017

    Moltz's mom got them a puzzle from Wentworth Puzzles and they're not as expensive as he thought. Jon's kids were wowed by the Wright brothers exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum. Bullet Bill sends kids a bad message about gun safety. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping. Our thanks as well to Sleep...more

  • 144: The End of 2016

    Dec 28 2016

    Lex took his kids to see Sing. Liam is learning to play Nintendo Land (which Lex mistakenly calls "Nintendo Party" in the episode). Liam gave Lex this plate which is awesome and he loves and is not copyright-violating. Moltz made Cioppino for Christmas day dinner and it was really good. Our thanks also to Toca Boca, makers of Toca TV. Toca TV is hand-curated videos for kids with no ads. Everything from Minecraft let's play to silly songs. Download it today from the App Store and enter code TTCA ...more

  • 143: Rouge One

    Dec 23 2016

    BEHOLD, THE MENORASAURUS! Our thanks also to Toca Boca, makers of Toca TV. Toca TV is hand-curated videos for kids with no ads. Everything from Minecraft let's play to silly songs. Download it today from the App Store and enter code TTCA to get your first month free. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex ...more

  • 142: Manspread Like Keanu

    Dec 16 2016

    John Wick is a violent but fun movie and definitely not for the kids. Super Mario Run is out! The name of Neven Mrgan's upcoming game that Moltz couldn't remember in the show is Stagehand. Moltz and son still like the new Plants vs Zombies card game. Lex's daughter still refers to Moltz's Minecraft book as well as some other, lesser Minecraft books. Bitmoji is a god damn horror show if you ask me. Please refer to the list of films that most frequently use the word "fuck". Our thanks also to Toca...more

  • 141: Fake News

    Dec 07 2016

    In this episode we talk about kids and fake news. Snopes is a good place to start. Our thanks to Enclosed, gorgeous and enticing panties for women. Visit Enclosed.com/car and get $25 off any of their subscription plans. Our thanks also to Toca Boca, makers of Toca TV. Toca TV is hand-curated videos for kids with no ads. Everything from Minecraft let's play to silly songs. Download it today from the App Store and enter code TTCA to get your first month free. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, th...more

  • 140: Avalon (Lex Needs to See This Movie)

    Dec 02 2016

    Moltz talks a bit about his new MacBook Pro. Lex has a pretty sweet PAC-MAN clock. Lex likes NES Remix. Jon made some neat videos of the Parrot Mini Drone. Lex's son is getting some cool LEGO physics toys. Moltz's family is getting an Xbox One Minecraft edition. Avalon is a good movie. Our thanks to Enclosed, gorgeous and enticing panties for women. Visit Enclosed.com/car and get $25 off any of their subscription plans. Our thanks to Toca Boca, makers of Toca TV. Toca TV is hand-curated videos f...more

  • 139: Number Two

    Nov 25 2016

    Contrary to rumors spread by us, Lex is not digging the Cards Against Humanity hole. Moltz watched A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this week. The Mayo Clinic has some recommendations on potty training. As does WebMD. Our thanks to Enclosed, gorgeous and enticing panties for women. Visit Enclosed.com/car and get $25 off any of their subscription plans. Our thanks as well to Girls Can!, the monthly crate that introduces your child to fearless women. Go to GirlsCanCrate.com and use code "TTCA" to get ...more

  • 138: Make America Dads Great Again

    Nov 17 2016

    Hey, to divert you from the unpleasantness of the U.S. presidential election, we talk about... uh, well, the election again. Sorry. We talk about some other stuff, too, though. Moltz was unaware of Evan McMullin's candidacy in Utah. Worried about talking to your Trump-supporting relatives on Thanksgiving? You're not alone. Our thanks also to Enclosed, gorgeous and enticing panties for women. Visit Enclosed.com/car and get $25 off any of their subscription plans. Our thanks to Omaha Steaks. Go to...more

  • 137: Election Hangover

    Nov 09 2016

    Lex is away so Moltz and Jon commiserate over the U.S. election results. One good note, we elected our first Somali-American legislator. And, to ease the pain, Moltz bought himself a new MacBook Pro. Maybe consider a donation to the ACLU. Our thanks to Omaha Steaks. Go to OmahaSteaks.com and type "TURNING" in the search bar, add the Family Gift Pack to your cart and get a whole mess o' meat for just $49.99, a 77% savings! Great meat at a great price. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best ...more

  • 136: Electile Dysfunction

    Nov 03 2016

    Hey, did you hear that the Cubs won the World Series? Just don't discuss the current trend of the presidential race with Moltz. Armstrong is happy with the results of his bulk Halloween candy purchase. Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (really). Our thanks as well to Girl...more

  • 135: Big

    Oct 26 2016

    Jon is back from his trip with his girls to Arches National Park. They all surved the Delicate Arch hike. It was beautiful. Jon and his girls visited Zion National Park in 2014. All of the hosts can recommend Hello From the Magic Tavern, a hilarious podcast. Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo...more

  • 134: Moltzytasking

    Oct 20 2016

    Who doesn't like a nice story about a girl raised by monkeys. Penny Dreadful is a good show. Not so much for the kids. The Saturday Night Live skit "Farewell, Mr. Bunting" is hysterical and also not for the kids. You'll be happy to know Moltzytasking.com redirects to Turning This Car Around. Our thanks this week to Tweed Wolf, where it takes just three simple steps to produce a beautiful hardcover photo album. Nothing to design, download or install. Go to TweedWolf.com/TTCA and get a $50 coupon ...more

  • 133: Halloween at Costco

    Oct 13 2016

    A new movie takes a look at genital mutilation. Moltz's son might go as Jigsaw from the Saw movies on Halloween, even though he hasn't seen the movies. Lex's son is going to be Mario. One of Jon's girls is going to be a Ghostbuster. Another a character from Undertale after being a character from Five Nights At Freddy's last year. Our thanks to Bark, a common sense solution that helps keep children safe online. Bark monitors your child's activity for messages containing cyberbullying and sexting....more

  • 132: The Rebound, Jr.

    Oct 07 2016

    This week we talk tech and Lex tells us about his arcade game machine. You may remember Super Pac-Man as the confusing and hard-to-play Pac-Man. Sorry, Windows and Linux users, we spend a bunch of time on macOS Sierra. Lex's Instagram account includes some great shots taken with his iPhone 7 Plus in portrait mode. Lex is rewatching Gilmore Girls in preparation for the sequel. Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft y...more

  • 131: Lick the Third Rail

    Sep 29 2016

    Have you shown your kids the SNL more cowbell skit? Our thanks this week to Tweed Wolf, where it takes just three simple steps to produce a beautiful hardcover photo album. Nothing to design, download or install. Go to TweedWolf.com/TTCA and get a $50 coupon toward your photo album! Our thanks as well to Lost My Name, where you can get a charming personalized children's book for your child featuring a unique adventure customized to their name and address. Use the code "CAR" to get 10% off your o...more

  • 130: Pictures Not Exhibited

    Sep 22 2016

    Lex is away this week so Jon and Moltz discuss some iOS 10 Photos features. Jon also uses Google Photos. Moltz probably needs to upgrade his iCloud storage. Tacoma's Stadium High School is pretty cool looking. Our thanks this week to Tweed Wolf, where it takes just three simple steps to produce a beautiful hardcover photo album. Nothing to design, download or install. Go to TweedWolf.com/TTCA and get a $50 coupon toward your photo album! Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your...more

  • 129: Back to School Follow-up

    Sep 15 2016

    We geek out for a bit about iOS 10. Moltz has some questions about iOS Family Sharing. Kids should not be subjected to Teen Wolf Too. We reference a classic episode of Turning This Car Around: Weights On The Unit. Our thanks to Harry's. Harry's sells premium shaving products for much less than those crappy blades that you have to get someone to unlock from a cabinet. Get $5 off your first order with coupon code "TURNING". Don't wait, get the shave you deserve. And our thanks to Close5 for sponso...more

  • 128: iPhone 7! For Kids!

    Sep 09 2016

    Jon heard the most recent episode of The Rebound and needs to talk some Apple stuff. And kids. The jet black iPhone 7 probably scuffs but is apparently the grippiest of the iPhones. Moltz is excited for the AirPods although they might be easy to some people to lose. Our thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this episode. Close5 is an eBay Classifieds Group app that makes it easy to buy and sell in your neighborhood. Download the Close5 app from the App Store or Google Play and start listing today. And...more

  • 127: Navigational & Marital Aids

    Sep 02 2016

    This week, it's dads and directions. Jon uses Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze, just to be on the safe side. Lex's family paid another visit to Diggerland. Lex has some praise for the Make-A-Wish organization. Taking the Tappan Zee Bridge is almost always a good idea. Almost always. Jon recalls the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. Our thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this episode. Close5 is an eBay Classifieds Group app that makes it easy to buy and sell in your neighborhood. Download the Close5 a...more

  • 126: Hershey Highway

    Aug 25 2016

    The Moltzes visited Hershey Park last week but not Lex or Jon. An encounter with an old iMac prompts Jon to give some backup advice. Walgreens is not a sponsor, but Jon says it's a good, cheap place to print your pictures. Our thanks to Close5 for sponsoring this episode. Close5 is an eBay Classifieds Group app that makes it easy to buy and sell in your neighborhood. Download the Close5 app from the App Store or Google Play and start listing today. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sl...more

  • 125: Dad Guilt

    Aug 19 2016

    Moltz is on a well deserved vacation and Lex joins Armstrong from the magical and storied Earwolf studio in Los Angeles. The only guest on this episode is massive amounts of guilt. Armstrong has seen the new Pete's Dragon. Lex talks about forcing his children to watch the original Pete’s Dragon (on Amazon). Pete's Dragon, 2016: BluRay + DVD + digital HD) digital version (when available). The boy who plays Pete in Pete's Dragon is Oakes Fegley, just in case you needed to know. Lex recommends This...more

  • 124: Binge Dranking

    Aug 11 2016

    Jon's daughter lost a tooth. Writing for The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan suggests How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking. Jon is trying out Google Photos and has some privacy concerns. Our thanks to Hooked On Phonics for sponsoring this week's episode. Hooked On Phonics has over 200 songs, games and ebooks designed to help your child learn to read. Their app is available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon app stores and you can go to HookedOnPhonics.com/CAR for a limited free trial. Our...more

  • 123: Bidet Curious

    Aug 05 2016

    Psychologists recommend children be bored during the summer. Moltz and son are playing Super Mario 3D World. Please meet Lex's bidet. The Xbox One S is a 4K Xbox for your viewing pleasure. Here are some age-appropriate chores for your frontier child. What is up with this kid in Back To The Future III? Our thanks to Hooked On Phonics for sponsoring this week's episode. Hooked On Phonics has over 200 songs, games and ebooks designed to help your child learn to read. Their app is available on iTune...more

  • 122: Summer Corn Circle

    Jul 27 2016

    Lex kinda sorta suggests the Norpro 5405 Grip Ez Corn Cutter. Jon's discovery of the "Amazon Corn Page". Moltz talks a bit about his Circle. Jon explains ARP spoofing. Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this...more

  • 121: Whipped Cream (Vodka) & Other Delights

    Jul 22 2016

    Lex is enjoying himself some delicious vodka. Jon's daughter likes the Junie B. Jones books. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping. Our thanks as well to Eleanor Amplified, an adventure podcast for your little do-gooder. Follow the adventures of journalist Eleanor Amplified on iTunes, Stitch or your favorite...more

  • 120: Nerds

    Jul 13 2016

    Jon saw The Secret Life of Pets and gives it a thumbs up. Have you heard of this Pokémon Go thing? Kinda huge. Moltz liked Pee-wee's Big Holiday, which is on Netflix streaming. Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping. Our thanks also to Rhone, makers of very fine athletic wear. Their silvertech technology figh...more

  • 119: Everything is Awful

    Jul 08 2016

    We offer some thoughts on recent horrible events, including what happened in Dallas. It has us thinking about 1968. Our thanks to Rhone, makers of very fine athletic wear. Their silvertech technology fights odor and provides maximum comfort. Visit Rhone.com/TTCA and use the promo code "TTCA" for 15% off your first order. Our thanks also to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter cod...more

  • 118: OITNB LARP Camp

    Jun 30 2016

    Jon Dickerson writes an elegant ode to camp. Jon is not that many degrees separated from Sting (that's Sting's daughter). Moltz recommends Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens which features new dialog from the original cast of the movie. Jon recommends Trials Fusion for unicorn racing action. Snap Circuits might replace your broken circuits for free, but you didn't hear it from us. They say that pain is just weakness leaving the body. Our thanks to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload...more

  • 117: Don't Touch My Kid

    Jun 24 2016

    A Medium article suggests we stop trying to make everything perfect for our kids. Can it be there was a Saturday Night Live parody Apple ad that Moltz hasn't seen? Our thanks to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" for 20% off on a memory game or choose one of their many other picture options from puzzles to frames to magnets. Our thanks as well to Mack Weldon. Mack W...more

  • 116: My Connection is Better Than Yours

    Jun 17 2016

    Airplane is a good movie. Swift Playgrounds should be a good way for kids to spend the summer. Human Resource Machine is more of a game but also teaches programming. MIT's Scratch is a third way for kids to learn programming. Our thanks to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" for 20% off on a memory game or choose one of their many other picture options from puzzles t...more

  • 115: Lex Pool Party

    Jun 09 2016

    None of us is crazy about Amelia Bedelia. Lex is OK with Frog and Toad but thinks one of them is a jerk. Our thanks to Pinhole Press for sponsoring this episode. Upload your photos and make a simple and smart memory game for your kids. Visit PinholePress.com/TTCA and enter code "TTCA" for 20% off on a memory game or choose one of their many other picture options from puzzles to frames to magnets. Our thanks also go out to Audible. Audible has books you can download and listen to on your iPhone, ...more

  • 114: Covered in Gorilla @#$%

    Jun 03 2016

    Lex loved this year's Spelling Bee. Sleep++ is an Apple Watch app Jon uses for sleep tracking. Are you the last person on the Earth to hear about Chewbacca mom? What about the Cincinnati gorilla? Moltz and Jon are concerned the only Star Wars movie Lex has seen might be The Holiday Special. Our thanks to the Amazon Kindle e-reader, a co-sponsor of the Scripts National Spelling Bee. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect no-strings-attached device for kids. Go to Amazon.com/KindleForKids to check out...more

  • 113: There's A Weird Switch Inside Me

    May 25 2016

    Moltz was taught a messed up alphabet as a kid. Jon is having quite the situation with his refrigerator. Our thanks to the Amazon Kindle e-reader, a co-sponsor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect no-strings-attached device for kids. Go to Amazon.com/KindleForKids to check out a great bundle deal. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right...more

  • 112: Strategic Conquest

    May 20 2016

    Jon's last name is Armstrong if you hadn't heard. Lex still likes to play Excitebike. Moltz wants to get the Midway Arcade figure for Lego Dimensions. I mean his kid does. His kid. Super Mario Maker is a pretty cool game, too. Moltz fondly remembers making levels for Marathon. His favorite game of all time, though, is Myth. A game the kids love is Track Mania Turbo. Shufflepuck Cantina is an iOS game based on the classic game Shufflepuck Café. In graduate school (yes, really), Moltz played many ...more

  • 111: Harmonica Convergence

    May 10 2016

    Lex waxes nostalgic about his 1990s wacky sound device. Remember the Big Mouth Musical Singers? We do. Polaroid has a new instant-print camera. They also have a printer you can send pictures to right from your phone. Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "CAR" to get 20 percent off your o...more

  • 110: Littler Hitler

    May 05 2016

    We make mention of Room, both the book and the book/?tag=turningthiscararound-20" rel="nofollow">the movie. Jon thinks the song The Mighty Rio Grande from the movie is pretty amazing. We also mention the movie 127 Hours which somehow leads us to talking about cannibalism. Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site a...more

  • 109: Live on Tape from the TTCA Tower

    Apr 27 2016

    Jon mentions the movie Tapeheads. Lex's kids are getting into Minecraft, which Moltz wrote part of a book about. Lex is considering getting a MAME cabinet for his basement. People have some thoughts on how to make scrambled eggs appropriately. Moltz's college roommate was on Malcolm in the Middle. In the post show, Moltz and Jon geek out about Captain America: Civil War clips. Our thanks to Universal Yums for sponsoring this episode. Universal Yums is a monthly box full of snacks from a new coun...more

  • 108: Netflix and Dryl

    Apr 22 2016

    Moltz and Armstrong advise Lex to invest in a drone to track his children. They stand behind that solid parenting advice. Leslie Blanchard's Huffington Post piece about what happened when she was afraid her daughter was being the bully. Moltz's son used to play Roblox which Moltz isn't a fan of particularly. Our thanks to Enclosed, gorgeous and enticing panties for women. Visit Enclosed.com/car and get $25 off any of their subscription plans. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexf...more

  • 107: Sprained and Steampunk Dog

    Apr 15 2016

    Lex's presence prevents Jon and Moltz from geeking out over the Doctor Strange trailer. Moltz talks about his vacation in Long Beach, WA. Tampopo is the best movie about ramen. Probably not for the kids. Lex's son is doing some ads which causes us to bring up Jackie Coogan. Lex and Jon both recommend Catastrophe. Our thanks to Connected Camps for sponsoring this episode. Connected Camps offers online Minecraft camps that teach kids gameplay, construction, coding and how to good Internet citizens...more

  • 106: How To Crush It At Disneyland

    Apr 05 2016

    Lex shares his family's schedule for their recent Disneyland trip. Spoiler alert: They crushed it. Here's the epic breakdown of schedule and some insights about FastPass usage. Day 1: 21 rides!! https://twitter.com/lexfri/status/714644838516264960 See the rest of this week's show notes here: http://turningthiscararound.com/post/142427314619/106-lex-kills-it-at-disneyland Our thanks to Enclosed, gorgeous and enticing panties for women. Visit Enclosed.com/car and get $25 off any of their subscrip...more

  • 105: Don't Insert Your Junk

    Mar 31 2016

    Lex is at Disneyland this week so we are talking with very special guest Merlin Mann! Author Peggy Orenstein has thoughts on how we talk to girls and sex. Moltz has a complaint about iOS provisioning profiles. Merlin recommends Cloak and 1Blocker. What is it with kids' fascination with the closet of mystery? Our thanks to Acronis for sponsoring this episode. Your stuff is invaluable and you should back it up. Really. And Acronis can get you there. Got to TrueImage.com/CAR and you'll get 30% off ...more

  • 104: Disney Cheese Dog

    Mar 26 2016

    Lex is on his way to Disneyland. Moltz has questions about California Adventure. Alaska flies Disney-themed planes. Lex is not riding one of those. Lex is a fan of his keypad door locks. Our thanks to Acronis for sponsoring this episode. Your stuff is invaluable and you should back it up. Really. And Acronis can get you there. Got to TrueImage.com/CAR and you'll get 30% off PLUS a bonus license for an additional computer. Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your ...more

  • 103: Baby Tampy

    Mar 15 2016

    Lin-Manuel Miranda worked on the music in Maz's bar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you have a daughter, consider making a first period kit. California has raised the age for buying tobacco to 21. Moltz and Jon like Firewatch. Our thanks to Acronis for sponsoring this episode. Your stuff is invaluable and you should back it up. Really. And Acronis can get you there. Got to TrueImage.com/CAR and you'll get 30% off PLUS a bonus license for an additional computer. Our thanks also to Wela, the p...more

  • 102: Zombies Inside Out

    Mar 10 2016

    You all know that Airborne is B.S., right? Firewatch is a great game. Lost Highway is a good movie. Neither of these are probably for the kids. But Inside Out is. There's a new trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Jon's favorite non-Pixar animated film is Boxtrolls. Of course, we all like Airplane! and The Naked Gun, but probably not for the kids. Our thanks to Acronis for sponsoring this episode. Your stuff is invaluable and you should back it up. Really. And Acronis can get you there. Got t...more

  • 101: Civics

    Mar 04 2016

    Lex is away this week so Jon and Moltz start by talking about movie trailers. Surprise. The trailer for the new Ghostbusters looks pretty good but has one problem that bugs us. Jon is looking forward to Batman vs. Superman, Moltz is skeptical. Jon has seen and recommends Deadpool, but it's clearly not for kids. That taken care of, we move on to civics, like how to talk to your kids about Donald Trump. Maybe someone should have had that conversation with Chris Christie. Jon recommends The Whistle...more

  • 100: The Granny Situation

    Feb 26 2016

    It's the 100th episode and we have a cast of 1,000s lined up for, nah, it's just us. Always remember to get off in Crackton. What else would we talk about on our 100th episode than Anita Hill. That Liam sure likes Uptown Funk. Mouth.com may sound like a porn site but it's not. Well, liquor and bacon porn, maybe. And now, some jazz. Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you ...more

  • 99: Designated Lunch Packer

    Feb 18 2016

    Please enjoy the Jurassic Park theme song done on the melodica. Lex's son is getting a karaoke machine for his birthday, perhaps one like this. We talk about school lunches and food allergy rules (links are not necessarily endorsements, we support keeping kids with allergies safe unlike those OTHER dadcasts). Our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Right now you can save 50% on limited...more

  • 98: Frothy

    Feb 12 2016

    This week we talk about timeouts and breakfasts. As mentioned on previous episodes, Moltz's son is fond of omurice. Lex may be reigniting an open relationship with Brian. Our thanks this week to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience. Check out Sleep Number's temperature-balancing pillow. Find a Sleep Number store near you at SleepNumber.com and tell them Lex from Turning This Car Around sent you (r...more

  • 97: Lapsitter Thingmaker

    Feb 04 2016

    Here's your overblown parenting article of the week, this one about child prodigies. Here's a funny video that involves quantum mechanics, chess, Ant-Man, Stephen Hawking and Bill and Ted. Seriously. Little Bits looks pretty cool. Snap Circuits are also cool. When we were coming up, though, it was all Elencos. When we weren't huffing fumes from our Creepy Crawler Thing Maker, that is. Behold! The dark secret of Brian REVEALED! Not creepy at all. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @l...more

  • 96: Four Holes for Your Butts

    Jan 29 2016

    Here's a story sort of about a dad getting arrested for taking away his daughter's iPhone but there's more going on. Some smart kids have a plan on how the oceans can clean themselves. Finally, Brian, beloved by all some, returns to the show in a surprise turn of events that terrifies Moltz and Armstrong. Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is aw...more

  • 95: FIreplaces are B.S.

    Jan 23 2016

    Here's an article on parenting. We don't really talk about it very much in this episode. Here's how to build an upside down fire. The Chimney Safety Institute of America says Duraflame logs are safe but Moltz doesn't buy it. Make sure your chimney doesn't get critters like raccoons. Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to t...more

  • 94: Enema Time

    Jan 15 2016

    Lex is enjoying him some Slimfast and they're not even a sponsor. Jon and Moltz are more into Bulleit. We wonder about the safety of kids drinking caffeine but the big problems seem to be soda and energy drinks, not necessarily coffee or tea. Adele's carpool karaoke is pretty good. Ladies and gentlemen, the poop stuck in my butt song. And, to follow that up, here's Emily Mandelbaum singing Let Me Poop to the tune of Let It Go. Camelback Resort has some serious water slides. The Moltzes, however,...more

  • 93: Lex's Last Dance

    Jan 08 2016

    Moltz quotes the movie Top Secret. Some of our kids are going through changes. Jon's daughters plays Tapple and Telestrations. Moltz's family is currently playing Ticket To Ride. Second Step is a bullying prevention program which is probably better than giving your kid a flame thrower. Moltz's family enjoys their Shakespearean insult bandages. And our thanks to Sleep Number, the best sleep of your life. Set your sleep number from 0 to 100 to adjust how firm or soft you want your sleep experience...more

  • 92: The Lex Awakens

    Dec 24 2015

    NOTE: There is a special, holiday Star Wars aftershow, where spoilers to Star Wars, Episode 7, The Force Awakens, are shared. After the end theme plays, you should not listen if you want to remain pure. Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA". Our thanks as well to H...more

  • 91: Snowball(ing)

    Dec 17 2015

    Patton Oswalt's Star Wars filibuster is a must-see. The Chevy Malibu Classic Moltz grew up driving looked almost exactly like this one. The record store Moltz worked in during the '80s is still there You cannot buy pot there. Never could. Jon attended a dance called The Snowball. Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around liste...more

  • 90: A Very Chomsky Christmas

    Dec 11 2015

    No Lex this week, he's still on vacation. Jon's daughters are fans of Little Big Planet. Moltz's son is hoping to get Lego Dimensions this year. Moltz will, sadly, not be playing Star Wars Battlefront on a shiny new Playstation 4 this year. Moltz reminisces about March of the Wooden Soldiers which he feels is what a joke in this Simpsons episode is based on. There's yet another trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Carrie Fisher did a terrific interview on Good Morning America. This brings u...more

  • 89: Stereotypically Lex

    Dec 04 2015

    The Moltzes played Settlers of Catan on Thanksgiving. The Friedmans played Pop 5. Moltz misspoke in the episode. The game his wife and son played was Cover Your Assets, not Protect Your Assets. Jon suggests getting people underwear and other items. Moltz has still not seen Inside Out. Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around ...more

  • 88: Thankful for being born

    Nov 26 2015

    Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent if you use promo code "TTCA". Our thanks also to OurPact, the free and easy way to take control of your kids' screen time. Block, schedule and grant access from the OurPact app. Get it today and start guiding your kids' mobile device usage by going to OurP...more

  • 87: Record Breaking Prostate

    Nov 19 2015

    Lex and Jon are fans of Rocksmith, which is not an advertiser. Harrison Ford surprised some fans on Skype, unfortunately none of them were us. Hey, who likes purity balls? There's nothing weird about them. When talking to your kids about sex, you can go Focus on the Family or Planned Parenthood. At what age should you talk to your kids about The Snuggie Sutra? Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging it...more

  • 86: Guitar Shopping

    Nov 13 2015

    Moltz is away this week and we invite listeners to send some good energy and thoughts his way. Everybody should be fine. Unless they are not. The correct pronunciation of pedagogy. TL;DR: the long and short o sound are acceptable. Lex and Jon have a conversation about Math homework and the Common Core, both of which are the bane of parents throughout the known universe. Jon references this article on Medium about how a student showed the correct answer, but an incorrect methodology. Lex is havin...more

  • 85: Helloween

    Nov 07 2015

    For reference, here's Liam as a restricted motion pumpkin. Jon is not a fan of Five Nights At Freddy's. Children, however, seem to like it. Kids also like Disney's Descendants. Lex's Olaf pumpkin is a little messed up. The Minion is a little better. Lex is a fan of the Inside-Out Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Not everyone should look at Moltz's Halloween mustache. Here's Lex as Mr. Incredible. Our thanks to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate p...more

  • 84: Holy My Goodness

    Oct 30 2015

    This week we start by talking about how you talk to your kids about an uncertain future. Moltz is the only one who took his kid to The Martian, which has swearing and is suspenseful but not terrifying. Unfortunately, the trailers before it for Crimson Peak and The Forest are terrifying. Lex approves of the trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, which is getting decent reviews. Lex recounts his kids watching The Princess Bride. The big take-away from Back to the Future is that a boy kisses his mom. We...more

  • 83: Star Wars Schtick

    Oct 22 2015

    We spend most of this episode talking about the new Star Wars trailer because kids. Lex doesn't like Star Wars that much but he super likes Spaceballs. Then we spend some time talking about Mel Brooks movies. LATE BREAKING NEWS: Our data team has this to report. Lex bought his daughter Clue but it wasn't this one. Lex's favorite movie is My Cousin Vinny. We discuss the biggest movies of all time. Our thanks to Tales Untold, an app featuring original episodic audio stories for young kids. Perfect...more

  • 83a: The Force is Calling

    Oct 22 2015

    Lex is absent on this very special episode of Turning This Car Around where Moltz and Armstrong let The Force in by talking about the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Moltz mentions the tweetfest of @drance about the Star Wars trailer which is conveniently archived on Storify. A lot of the feels are shared. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • 82: Dad Boner

    Oct 16 2015

    Jon starts off by talking about Magnolia. Lex talks about Neil Flynn and West Wing. Moltz talks about The Martian. Jon's vote for best 3D movie goes to The Edge of Tomorrow. This is a movie podcast, right? Jon took a trip down the Green River as a kid but it wasn't this Green River. Moltz's dad claims to have been one of the first people to drive on The New Jersey Turnpike. Lex talks about Randy Pausch's last lecture. Lex not actually so fondly remembers Guess Who. Moltz doesn't care if he sees ...more

  • 81: 17 Inches of Dangling Hell

    Oct 09 2015

    We start out by talking about names. Lex's kids all happen to have analogs in the Joss Whedon universe. Sierra was almost Sienna if not for Sienna Miller. One of Jon's daughters is kind of named after character in The Wire. Apropos of nothing, we're all fans of Daniel Craig. Lex recounts the premise of Grandfathered which, other than looking at John Stamos, is not great. Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve an...more

  • 80: Figurative Hole in the Ground

    Oct 03 2015

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  • 79: Lex's Sleep Patterns

    Sep 25 2015

    This week we kick it off by trying to figure out if our kids have any idea what it is we do. We also catch up on the school year to date. We also talk about homework. And we don't really have any links for this. Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're wearing it right fucking now. It is awesome stuff. So go to their site and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 20 percent off your order...more

  • 78: GWAR

    Sep 18 2015

    We start by talking about Ahmed Mohamed, the teen charged for bringing a clock to school. Moltz got several of the details wrong, but Florida teen Kiera Wilmot was not as fortunate. The mayor of the town where Ahmed Mohamed goes to school is very concerned about Sharia law. We then ask the important questions like "At what age should you teach your kids about Gwar?" Our thanks this week to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 i...more

  • 77: Back in Time

    Sep 11 2015

    Lex is away this week so first Jon and Moltz discuss the new iPad Pro, Apple TV and iPhones because they have apparently forgotten the theme of this podcast. Apple's new upgrade program looks pretty good. Then the trailer for a new documentary on "Back to the Future" causes them to... go back in time and reminisce about classic receivers and stereo equipment. Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know th...more

  • 76: Nobody Has Sex in Pennsylvania

    Sep 04 2015

    This week we tell our car stories. Sponsor Loot Crate is giving away THE MOST IMPORTANT OBJECT IN THE UNIVERSE. Is that The Glaive or The Infinity Guantlet? California is requiring self-driving vehicles have manual controls. Jon fondly remembers his VW Rabbit. Moltz loved his mom's Saab 900 and his dad's BMW 2002. His Acura Integra got stolen once. Lex will not drive the baby sitter home lest he go through what Homer Simpson did. In New Jersey you can't have an unrestricted driver's license unti...more

  • 75: Very Real, Very Estate

    Aug 27 2015

    Jonathan Mann and Lex did a duet. One of Jon's old places had vermiculite in it. Moltz's area has toxic soil! If anyone wants to join the show Slack room, here it is Our thanks also to Little Passports. Subscribe to Little Passports and your child will get an age-appropriate package with fun and engaging items that teach them about a new country every month. Turning This Car Around listeners can save 40 percent (!!!) on your first month if you use promo code "TTCA". Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Fr...more

  • 74: Scared Straight-ish

    Aug 25 2015

    Here's the reading for the day: Most Parenting Advice Is Worthless, So Here's Some Parenting Advice." Here's a good book on minimalist parenting called "Minimalist Parenting". So, take it easy and learn to play craps with your kid. Jon recently enjoyed some quality time with his daughter playing the Lego Movie game. The parents in this YouTube video are not spending quality time with their daughters. It's like Scared Straight but much more horrible. Lex's daughter is a fan of the Hopscotch app. ...more

  • 73: Illegalize It

    Aug 13 2015

    Hey, kids, who wants drugs?! Lex has apparently seen White Men Can't Jump which is weird. Lex took his kids to Diggerland and they did not do drugs there. Jon and Lex recommend Super High Me. Probably not for the kids, though. Set a good example for your kids by eating broccoli in front of them. But not cauliflower. Our thanks this week to James Patterson. A reluctant reader himself and the father of a reluctant reader, Patterson advocates getting kids into books by listening to them. Audible is...more

  • 72: Death and Underwear

    Aug 07 2015

    First we check our underwear before checking in on camp experiences. Here's the last ride you'll ever love, it's the rollercoaster of death. It's no DeathCoaster. The story of a retired nurse who decided to end her life while healthy in her 70s inspires us to talk about end-of-life planning. Speaking of camp, Wet, Hot American Summer is nuts. Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon makes fucking glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve and we know this because we're ...more

  • 71: Location, Location, Location

    Jul 30 2015

    This week we talk about REAL ESTATE. We hate to be the ones to deliver this news but Ann Rule has passed away. Moltz recommends this recipe for pork, onion and chili pepper stir fry. Big news: The Midroll has been acquired by Scripps and we aren't all rich because of this. One of us has more money, but probably isn't rich as far as we know. Somehow this is an excuse for us to discuss Shomer Shabbat. Lex's daughter enjoyed her first Weird Al Yankovic concert. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman ca...more

  • 70: Liam! Liam! Liam!

    Jul 23 2015

    It's summer and we all wish we had machines that spray on sunscreen. If you open your mouth in the machine you can be shiny and chrome. Jon and Lex speak fondly of Global Entry, if you know what I mean. Moltz saw Mad Max: Fury Road while his family was away. Good movie, not for kids, really. Lex talks about the Kidz Bop version of Honey, I'm Good. Lex and Jon obliquely discuss Inside Out because Moltz hasn't seen it. Moltz has canceled his beach trip but it's not because of tsunamis. Some inter...more

  • 69: Drinking Up to a New Level

    Jul 17 2015

    Moltz is recovering from his first night with the wife and son away so please be respectful and listen to this episode quietly. We spend a bit of time discussing whether or not college is worth it. Here is a link to a piece that discusses the same thing. Our advertiser sprays you in the face with a firehose of great magazine and one of them is an issue of Entrepreneur featuring Turning This Car Around's very own Alexander Freedmund. Lex discusses the intricate world of cruise ship liquor package...more

  • 68: Ball Pit Full of Bunnies

    Jul 08 2015

    This week we talk about Jon's family vacation and Moltz's week alone as Lex slides in and out of our space/time continuum. Jon is back from a week of driving the 2015 Ford Transit XL. And vacation. He also saw Circus Smirkus and recommends it. Jon and Lex both recommend Inside Out. Moltz may go see it on his own. His son isn't keen on animated movies these days but still wants to go to Legoland. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armst...more

  • 67: This Ain't SeaWorld, Grandma

    Jul 02 2015

    This episode was recorded a few weeks back but it's about summer plans so it's a good time for a gut check. Jon recommends sea-bands for car sickness. Aren't those car-bands? Lex's family is going to Dutch Wonderland and Hershey Park. The Dutch Wonderland dragon may be a ripoff of Figment. Later in the year, Lex's kids may go to an indoor water park like Great Wolf Lodge but not Great Wolf Lodge, Aquatopia. A large part of the episode is about sneaking booze onto cruises. And for that we recomme...more

  • 66: Bill O'Reilly Parts

    Jun 25 2015

    Before listening to the show, please take the time to fill out a 5-minute survey on podcast advertising. When you're finished you can enter a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card! This week we talk about Father's Day and so much more. We all agree that the guitar solo is a lost art. For Father's Day, Jon and Moltz were both planning on going to the movies, Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World, respectively. Lex expected to get an Eagles-related gift. For Father's Day, Moltz did get chain saw but...more

  • 65: Sacrificial Phil

    Jun 17 2015

    This week we talk about the sacrifices parents make. First, as some FU, Jon and Moltz's ideas for a reboot of The Rockford Files was favorited by Jim Garner's daughter. Moltz sacrificed being at the live episode of The Talk Show at WWDC. Jon discusses a study showing younger siblings are more likely to be gay which has probably been debunked since then. Lex bought his kids a refurbished iPad mini because he loves them. Jon's girls play Goat Simulator and Moltz is Goat Simulator-curious. We spend...more

  • 64: Middle School Means No Bare Shoulders

    Jun 11 2015

    Before listening to the show, please take the time to fill out a 5-minute survey on podcast advertising. When you're finished you can enter a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card! This week we talk about middle school. Sometimes a kid in middle school might have to spend a night in the box. Middle schools may have dress codes and sometimes they're ridiculous. Moltz's son had to learn that a school report should not be written in the style of E. E. Cummings Jon's middle school swimming pool experi...more

  • 63: Summer Family Movie Blockbuster Edition

    Jun 05 2015

    Lex is away so we talk about summer television and movie-watching. Or something like that. First we talk about illness and how Moltz can't see Felix the Cat or Heckle and Jeckle. Jon and Moltz both fondly remember General Hospital's heyday. Both of their moms were into As The World Turns. Jon and Moltz were both a little weirded out by Mr. Roger's Neighborhood even though the man was a saint. Have you seen the Thriller video? Talk about cultural touchstones. Which is what we're doing. Speaking o...more

  • 62: Blood Coaster

    May 27 2015

    This week we talk about going away. Also coming back. Jon talks about his trip to the Faroe Islands. Jon recommends the San Francisco Exploratorium when in "Frisco". It seems like every time we talk about travel we end up talking about theme parks and this time is no different. We all love The Tower of Terror because it's awesome. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is OK but less awesome. Lex is taking his kids to Diggerland USA. You read that right. Moltz once took his son to the Philadelphia Mint and he lo...more

  • 61: Learning and Some Hugging

    May 17 2015

    This week's episode is, sadly, Moltz-free. Jon and Lex do their best to talk about decisions parents face when a child performs well educationally. And then there is hugging. Lex's accelerated/special learning included a lot of Tangram work. Jon mentioned ELP, the Utah equivalent of New Jersey's Primary Enrichment Program (PEP). For the record, this is called "Extended Learning Program". Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is ...more

  • 60: Apple Watching Kids

    May 05 2015

    This week we talk about Apple Watches and kids. Also what you'll keep of your kids art. Moltz tells a story about a loose dog which makes him thing of The Incredible Journey. The book and the movie but not this version of the movie. Lex and Moltz tell Jon all about their Apple Watches. Jon makes a reference to a song by the Cure that Lex and Moltz don't get. Speaking of music, check out Innocence and Despair an album recorded at The Langley Schools back in the 1970s. It's kids singing adult song...more

  • 59: Let's Get Physical. Or not.

    Apr 23 2015

    Moltz is ridiculously mad about the Apple Watch ordering situation. He's pretty sure that two-thirds of listeners have ordered an Apple Watch. But the real subject of this week's episode is physical education and some about games. And camp. Anyhow. Lex's daughter plays Newcomb, a version of volleyball. Moltz's son recently earned his purple belt. Somehow we learn about whether or not Passover and Easter have to happen about the same time. Moltz and Jon are fans of Taco Time, which Moltz uses as ...more

  • 58: 5th Grade Camp

    Apr 17 2015

    This week Moltz relates his experience at camp. This camp, to be precise. Jon expresses his love for all things Wes Anderson like Grand Budapest Hotel and, pertinent to this conversation, Moonrise Kingdom. He's also a fan of Boyhood, although that's not Wes Anderson. Moltz keeps bringing up Daredevil. Moltz also reminisces about his childhood experience at camp. This camp, to be precise. Cody makes an appearance and Lex would like you to know there is some evidence that you shouldn't neuter your...more

  • 57: I'm Conflicted At This Moment

    Apr 10 2015

    Today's show features a Moltz-free zone where Jon and Lex talk about parenting and stuff. And we hope Moltz is surviving camp. Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • 56: Musical Camp

    Apr 03 2015

    This week we talk about the theater. Lex likes Little Shop of Horrors. But his favorite stage production is The Book of Mormon. Jon likes The Elephant Man. Moltz picks Camelot. Jon was in Dracula. Moltz was in Antigone. What this has to do with parenting is anyone's guess. Jon's daughters have seen Mary Poppins and Lex's daughter has seen Matilda. Moltz's son doesn't want to sit still that long. THIS JUST IN: Turning This Car Around stats. Lex's daughter has her own web site and it's awesome. Ou...more

  • #55: Lexless

    Mar 27 2015

    No Lex this week, so Jon and Moltz talk about learning how to drink, "Dad voice", collecting things and Jon's advice on how to scan old negatives using Legos. There's a brief diversion about our old Macs, including the Centris 660AV and the old Mac Pro and the 2007 iMac. Moltz and his son did their first Meerkat which was of them playing Beanboozled. Nerds that we are, we lean a little earlier on when to get kids a smartphone. We wish that Apple's Family Sharing worked well enough to use but it ...more

  • 54: Free Range Parenting

    Mar 20 2015

    It's an all-scare-tactics episode as we talk about THE DANGER THAT LURKS FOR CHILDREN EVERYWHERE. If Kimmy Schmidt can get abducted, it can happen to anyone, right? Except it turn out it's really rare and much rarer than people think. Still, parents are cited for letting their kids walk a mile alone. It's madness. Instead of investigating parents who let their kids walk home alone they should be investigating things like Motherboy. Our thanks this week to Bluum. Bluum sends a monthly box of five...more

  • 53: The Random Show

    Mar 13 2015

    We start by talking about the Apple Watch and new MacBooks because we're dads who are also nerds. Good news Minecraft fans! Mojang will soon be shipping its own Java with Minecraft so you don't need Oracle's tarted up version. If you want your kids to learn programming and other stuff through Minecraft, check out MinecraftEDU which provides support services from schools to use Minecraft and LearnToMod which is an introduction to programming mods for kids. Lex then explains Kidz Bop which is eith...more

  • 52: Performance Anxiety

    Mar 05 2015

    Let's talk about performances. Music, plays and kicking ass. First we talk about the weather. There's so much snow on the east coast planes are sliding off the runways but in Washington state there isn't enough snow on the volcano to play in. Jon's daughter just nailed a recital. Moltz's son doesn't like performing much anymore unless it's breaking boards. Certain faiths might help you get used to public speaking. The Parental Guilt Industrial Complex is run by Barbara Streisand. Speaking of per...more

  • 51: The Hard Questions

    Feb 28 2015

    This week we talk about explaining the hard things, like death. Jon knows some girls who are literalists like Amelia Bedelia or Drax the Destroyer. Sometimes explanations get hard. Lex uses Dead Man's Switch which will send out pre-written emails in the event of his untimely demise. This whole episode is a real downer. Our thanks this week to Bluum. Bluum sends a monthly box of five full-sized high-value products that are perfectly suited to your child's age, gender and stage of development. The...more

  • 50: Fears and Dogs

    Feb 20 2015

    This week we talk about fears. Eventually. Sometimes you just start a podcast and then you figure out what it's about during the podcast. Jon recounts a treatment he's heard of for OCD. Lex's daughter is considering donating her hair and if your or someone you know is doing that, go with Pantene Beautiful Lengths rather than Locks of Love. Moltz's son is not a fan of loud noises and he helpfully tried to pass that along to Scott Simpson's son. Our thanks to Fracture for sponsoring this week's ep...more

  • 49: And his name shall be Cody

    Feb 13 2015

    Dogs, dogs, dogs. Lex is getting a new dog. This dog, to be specific. Jon recommends The Art of Raising a Puppy. Lex and Moltz aren't so sure. Moltz recommends a squirt bottle for raising a dog. Uber for puppies is a thing. Jon offers a cautionary tale about Beverly Hills Chihuahua. If you don't want a dog, you might get away with getting your kid a Fur Real. Our thanks to Fracture for sponsoring this week's episode. Fracture prints your photographs directly on glass. It's like hanging your iPad...more

  • 48: Anal Vacuuming Technique

    Feb 06 2015

    This week we talk about chores. Jon rudely brings up the last five minutes of the Superbowl. This episode is not brought to you by Febreze, Swiffer or the shredding industry but it might as well have been because those are good chores for kids. Moltz doesn't recall having to clean up his Star Trek action figures when he was a kid. Jon used to vacuum every time a Senator Jake Garn came over. Moltz's kid likes to help cook, particularly if it's omurice. Our thanks to Fracture for sponsoring this w...more

  • 47: Rabbit Poop

    Jan 23 2015

    This week we talk about pets because we're so sick of talking about kids. Moltz recommends guinea pigs as small pets but his info on bedding is out of date and backwards. There's not conclusive evidence, but you probably shouldn't use either pine or cedar shavings but should use fleece or paper. It's important to learn the difference between rabbit poop and brown Sixlets. Guinea pigs and rabbits have to eat their own poop because... well, they just do. Jon has also owned dogs, the Internet-famou...more

  • 46: Vomit Jelly Beans

    Jan 15 2015

    We start with a discussion of hygiene and then move into more game talk. The Armstrong kids (and Jon) enjoy a nice game of Tripoley or Apples to Apples. The Friedmans like Blokus and Jishaku and the Moltzes like Risk and Sushi Go. We also reminisce about Green Stamps. Jon and Moltz do, anyway. Jon likes The Last of Us which is decidedly not for the kids. Pee-Wee's Playhouse on the other hand, is great for all ages. As is The Tick animated series. For some reason we also discuss Bertie Bott's Eve...more

  • 45: Happy Puberty

    Jan 07 2015

    First we review our respective holidays. Lex has seen and recommends Boyhood. Jon has some choice words for the people who took down the Playstation Network on Christmas. So instead of playing Minecraft, they played the LEGO Movie game. Lex talks about some troubles playing Minecraft on the Kano. The Friedmans also watched Home Alone. Moltz considered watching Die Hard with his son but then thought better of it. Our real subject today is how we play with our kids. Lex does projects with the kids...more

  • 44: "Jews Don't Drink Eggnog"

    Dec 20 2014

    In this episode we catch up with Lex and discuss our holiday plans. You know what? You've been great this year. You should buy yourself a Drobo 5D like Jon did. And you should totally use that affiliate link to do it. Win-win. Happy holidays to all our listeners! Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

  • 43: Holiday Johns

    Dec 12 2014

    Lex was traveling this week so we have a guest, one John Gruber. He's apparently some guy in the Internet. Not coincidentally, this is our longest episode ever. What was the deal with bearer bonds back in the 1980s movies? They were basically what every villain was after. In the upcoming SPECTRE, it's probably something else. Don't take the kids to see American Sniper for the holidays. We talk again about our Frozen experiences. A holiday trip to FAO Schwarz seems dicey but if you're in Manhatta...more

  • 42: Nearly Instantaneous Torque

    Dec 04 2014

    This week's episode runs the gamet. Buckle up. Jon's in the New York area which blew up this week over a grand jury failing to indict police officers over the death of Eric Garner. We share the New York Time's opinion. If you're not one, you can read what it's like to be a black man in the U.S. and watching Do The Right Thing. After that we spend some time on white privilege, particularly the car Moltz just bought, the Acura ILX. And Lex weighs with more on his Nissan Leaf. Our thanks to Brick B...more

  • 41: Some Families are Farting Families

    Nov 26 2014

    This week's discussion centers around gender. Which leads us to presents, comic book movies and farting. It all makes sense, trust us. We're professional podcasters. Moltz's son got a Little Tykes kitchen for his first Christmas. One year Jon's girls got a Barbie car. Lex and Jon are big fans of Big Hero 6. Moltz hasn't seen it yet because he's at home watching Guardians of the Galaxy over and over. Moltz discusses Marvel's recent moves with Captain Marvel, Captain America and Thor. Lex recommen...more

  • 40: LARPing the Manger

    Nov 20 2014

    [Note: There's a brief glitch in Lex's audio about half way through. Unfortunately, it was a problem in the source file. We regret the problem.] It seems like the holiday podcasts start earlier every year. In this episode, Jon and Moltz explain their Christmas traditions and Lex explains his family's Chanukah traditions. First, though, we talk about Lex's penis-shaped microphone. Don't buy anyone that. You're better off buying all your loved ones one of those instead of participating in the horr...more

  • 39: Minions Don't Have [redacted]

    Nov 13 2014

    Lex talks about his Disney cruise this week. They're apparently pretty cool. Slides and food and entertainment and characters. If you like that kind of thing. He did not end up in a Gilligan's Island situation, so even better. Speaking of characters, if you go to Universal you can meet the Minions. We speculate on who's inside those costumes. Some follow-up discussion involves Ferberizing, because parents will never stop talking about getting their kids to sleep. Then a shout-out to Moltz's mom,...more

  • 38: Judgment & Blow

    Nov 05 2014

    This week we get judgy. Other parents... we're judging you. Not just this week but every week. We're just talking about it this week. Really, there's a long list of things we disapprove of, ranging from giving your kids unlimited access to soda and behaving like a boor in front of your kids is one of them. Pot is now legal in Washington but smoking it with your kids is never a good idea. Even smoking in front of your kids bring out the judgement in us. We're just laying down judgements left and ...more

  • 37: Teens on the Corner

    Oct 30 2014

    Hey, it's Halloween! We talk about costume ideas. Here's Lex as a greaser. Which pretty much just looks like Lex. Then we spend some time workshopping a "Han Solaf" concept. Jon discusses the dangers of drinking and trick or treating and how it leads to a pumpkin-gate situation. We also ask the hard questions like, "Does it really count as being a steampunker if you only do it on Halloween?" Naturally, expect to see a lot of Frozen this year. So much Frozen. Our thanks to Automatic for sponsorin...more

  • 36: Pro-Naked-Butt-Farting Tag

    Oct 22 2014

    This week we're $&^$-ing talking about *$&#@ swearing. If you want to read about kids and swearing, you could read this but you already subscribed to the podcast, right? You're probably in your car. Why are you even reading these show notes while you're driving? LOOK AT THE ROAD AND LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. Somehow we end up talking about Dennis the Menace even though there's very little swearing in it. We also discuss whether Jon's youth was more Footloose or The Wonder Years. Moltz's kid liked G...more

  • 35: There Are Two Holes In The Basement Wall

    Oct 17 2014

    In this episode, we reminisce about how stupid we were before we had kids. And happy. Probably because we could get sleep whenever we wanted. There's a reason sleep deprivation is used as a torture technique. We take two brief breaks, one for a commercial and one to talk about Lex's manscaping. Basically, everything we thought about having kids was wrong. The Friedmans used the Moby wrap to carry their kids until they lost one in it. You're not going to be able to reason with kids so learn about...more

  • 34: You'll Never Love a Clown Again

    Oct 09 2014

    This time we're going to talk about the stories that get told. Some of them are lies, some of them are just fiction. Which is kind of like lying. Relevant films for some of Jon's kid's lies are The Sixth Sense and Poltergeist. Also, Shakes The Clown. Speaking of lying, we clear up what's not a lie but interesting nonetheless: when Lex has talked about riding a bike in past episodes, he's been talking about a TerraTrike. Just for the record. As for literature, Moltz's son likes joke books. Jon re...more

  • 33: Mucous Powers Activate!

    Oct 02 2014

    Let's get something straight before we get into notes: the fact that Jon Armstrong was able to filter out the DEAFENING SOUND OF GRINDING that was going on on his end is sheer wizardry and he should be feared for his magics. Now, notes. We're going to talk about school sickness because it's that time of year again, but first we discuss the classic late '70s film Breaking Away and the classic '80s film Pretty In Pink. That Amazon link there, by the way, has that movie for $4.63 which is a steal. ...more

  • 32: Stay Off-Property

    Sep 17 2014

    Just remember, no podcast starts weirder than this one. That's our promise to you, the listener. But on this episode we talk about theme park vacations. Which are crazy expensive. Let's just be clear about that. For California Disneyland, Jon recommends the Hyatt Regency. When visiting Universal Florida, stay at the Loews Protofino Bay Hotel because the Expresspass is included in the price. When going to Disneyworld, Moltz recommends the Magicpass wristband for convenience. Lex uses the AllEars....more

  • 31: Accidental Car Podcast

    Sep 10 2014

    This week we continue talking about going back to school. And, because "car" is in the name of this podcast, we finally get around to talking about cars. Turns out Jalopnik is a car site, according to Jon. While waiting for his school to start, Lex's son asked 10 times a day if he could play Just Dance. Not related to getting to school, Jon talks about his recent trip to Universal Orlando and gives some important tips. We'll be talking more about this next week. If you haven't gotten your kids a...more

  • 30: Back to School

    Aug 28 2014

    It's back to school time! Congratulations, parents, you made it! Aaaaaand, sorry, kids. So sorry. (Not really.) For the etymology of the name Ruth's Chris Steakhouse you can check the Wikipedia page. That has not much to do with going back to school. Like you're surprised about that. But we do talk about how much we're looking forward to helping our kids with homework (not at all). And then we get really judgmental about home schooling. Even though we're all thinking about it at least a little. ...more

  • 29: My Wife Would Not Say She's Been Lucky

    Aug 23 2014

    It's technically still summer over here in podcast land, so that means we will be continuing the lack of formal show notes and instead share potential episode titles: No Infringement Intended You Have Skipped The Astral Plane What Are Your Feelings About Shacks? Not Doing So Hot In The Marriage Area I Don't Think My Inlaws Have A Brian Experience They're Very Much Opposed To Brian Super Into the Grandkids The Faces in the Rock Thing Are You the Parent or the Grandparent? It Was All About My Momm...more

  • 28: I'm No Longer Fulfilled Taking Him to the Bathroom

    Aug 16 2014

    Again with the absent show notes writer? Yes, again. Please enjoy these alternative titles for this episode: There's Our Title Wasn't That Bad I Have Deep Feelings The Whole Thing Is So Stupid Guess What, Bitches?! Need-to-Know Basis of Excitement Bros Before... Line Keep It As Non-Real She's Dead Big Mistake Watergate Was Forced On Me Except The NSA Serious Trouble in the Station Wagon Hotspot of our Lives Don't Touch the Garbage Man You're the Weirdest One of Us Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? I Lived I'm N...more

  • 27: You Can't Handle This Train

    Aug 06 2014

    This week, our usual show notes writer is away on retreat. Please enjoy these alternative titles for this episode: I Punched Myself In the Scrotum Dialing the Gate There Might Be Some Crying Very Painful You Knew That Was Coming Cry Like a Moltzy Done with My Emotions I'm Not An Animal An Insult to Condos Semi-Attached I Am A Bad Son That Was Pretty Damn Small The Supplies, I Mean I Vowed Not to Bring Up Brian You've Always Been a Nerd The Nerd Is Strong Lots of Sex After That Wait Till You See ...more

  • 26: Not-Yet-Born Kirk Cameron

    Jul 25 2014

    To get things rolling, Lex talks about his lunch from GrubHub and then we all agree that our fathers were Nordicktrack users. Jon denies the rumors that his daughter is in a doom metal band. No, in fact she's into Taylor Swift. None of our kids have Bieber fever. Thank god. Jon has been getting his girls into Daft Punk while Lex is working the Weird Al angle. Moltz can't remember the name of the album his son liked as a kid but it was Dog Train. Now he's glad he's into Jonathan Coulton. Lex's da...more

  • 25: Brian's Pants Were Permanently Attached

    Jul 12 2014

    This week we talk about what you save for your kids. First, though, it's summer and Moltz's kid loves him some wave pool. Here's what Lex's pool looks like. You're welcome at his house any time. After a story Lex tells later, though, you might think twice about it. Jon's dad left him a Bicentennial train set. Lex's son plays with Brio, but he doesn't consider that something he would leave as a legacy. Although, they're pretty crazy about it, a legacy train set needs a dangerous transformer. Lex ...more

  • 24: A Dishwasher Is More Important Than Meat. Also Bourbon.

    Jun 25 2014

    This week we talk about Father's Day. Moltz got some nice glasses that look a bit like these. As far as things to go into fancy glasses, Jon recommends Maker's Mark or Bulleit for everyday bourbon drinking. For the good stuff, try Pappy Van Winkle or Widow Jane. Moltz likes Four Roses. This is a podcast about fatherhood, remember. If you're in Tacoma, get your meats at Dave's Meat & Produce. The dads then discuss an article in Esquire titled "Downsides of Being a Dad", just to bring it down a li...more

  • 23: There is a Beaver in the Nursery

    Jun 19 2014

    This week we talk about gear again, because there's a lot of territory to cover. We may do it again next week. If you haven't seen The Rockford Files, well, you should. That's not gear-related, though, unless answering machines count. If you love your child and want to prepare them for the police state, get yourself a video baby monitor. An in-window air conditioner is not a piece of parent gear per se, but an Amazon affiliate link is an Amazon affiliate link, you know what I'm saying? Jon's gir...more

  • 22: Useless Nipples

    Jun 11 2014

    This week we talk about gear. Eventually. We start by talking about underwear, which is not exactly gear but we'll get to it. ThinkGeek has some underwear for the child in every dad. Then we talk about Frozen which is also not gear but is very popular with the kids these days, as is the LEGO Movie. Jon recommends Bullfrog sunscreen spray for applying to wiggling children (we're getting closer to gear). Lex recommends stick sunscreen for their precious faces that are screaming at you because you'...more

  • #21: Swords and Guns and ...

    Jun 03 2014

    First, some follow up from last episode. The artist who did the covers of the Gor books was Boris Vallejo, not Frank Frazetta. We spend about half the episode talking about his art. And sort of how it relates to parenting. Kind of. A little. Here's the centaur picture, which is totally relevant to parenting, as is the hawkman picture. As it turns out, the author of the Gor series wrote a book about sex. Then we talk about Mario Kart. What is this episode about? Jon and Moltz continue to talk abo...more

  • #20: Don't Put Fireworks Up Your Butt

    May 28 2014

    We continue our discussion of summertime. Lex and Moltz do an impromptu review of the current summer blockbuster movie Godzilla (mild on the spoilers) which has the guy from Breaking Bad in it. There's a little confusion between Godzilla 2000 and the Matthew Broderick Godzilla. Jon and Moltz both recommend The Way, Way Back, a great summer movie appropriate for teens and up. Jon's summer travel growing up involved a styrofoam cooler while Moltz's involved Mad Libs. Lex's family trips were saved ...more

  • #19: The Pool Whisperer

    May 21 2014

    Once again we ask our listeners to complete a short survey that will help keep this podcast and other podcasts you might enjoy running. And you could win a $100 Amazon gift card. What other reason do you need than self interest? Not to disagree with Game of Thrones, but summer is coming. Do you have a plan? You could send your kids to YMCA camp. But swim camp is maybe a better option if you can find one. Lex, however, does not recommend owning a pool. When the dads were kids, during the summer J...more

  • #18: Tell Your Mom I Said Hi

    May 13 2014

    In honor of Mothers Day, this week we talk about moms. First we ask our listeners to complete a short survey that will help keep this podcast and other podcasts you might enjoy running. Moltz tells the story of how he met Lex's mom on Twitter. Jon speaks fondly of the Nikon D70 You should totally buy one using that link. Jon has mentioned that you should actually take a look at a DSLR that's not over 10 years old, like this Nikon D7100. And yes, you should totally buy one using that link. Mr. L...more

  • #17: Sex Talk 2: Army of [Redacted]

    May 02 2014

    Sex, Part Deux! For an episode about sex we talk a lot about movies for some reason. There's not much sex in The Avengers, Man Of Steel or Thor but Jon learned everything he knows about women's underwear from the original Superman. Lex gets his information about women's underwear from Shark Tank. Grease is a great movie for learning about sex. Lots of direct references to sex facts that your kid won't understand. "Any questions?" The Godfather is good for teaching your kids about violence. Ace V...more

  • #16: Why Do You Need the Rooster?

    Apr 30 2014

    Speaking of sex, which we are on this episode, check out these cringe-inducing ads for HBO Go. Jon recommends Where Did I Come From? which features adorable images of people doing it. As for parts, Lex and Moltz mostly use clinical names but Jon's kids use euphemisms. Many a young lad learned the term "naughty bits" thanks to Monty Python's reference to those of Prime Minister Edward Heath. If you're interested in learning more about Jon's vasectomy -- and, really, who isn't? -- here's everythin...more

  • #15: Mistakes Were Made

    Apr 16 2014

    The dads take a break from their usual sterling parenting advice (cough) to talk about things they screwed up. Getting your kids to take shots successfully should be like Scott Pilgrim, but there are no coins for winning. John has recently had to cut back on his son's screen time (good thing, too, because screens are DESTROYING OUR KIDS BRAINS). Gone are the days when you can just throw kids out the door a la Calvin and Hobbes. It's become a challenge to make sure your kids aren't overprotected....more

  • #14: You're in Second Grade and Your Ass is Still in First

    Apr 09 2014

    Other people's kids. The worst, right? It's not related to the topic, but John found his old mix tapes and expresses his fondness for Jim Carroll. Both Lex and Jon have the problem of their kids assimilating body issues. Lex seems to think he's on a different podcast. We finish with a discussion on swearing, which is all caused by other people's kids, of course, and the 4th grade urban myth that Justin Bieber has really eaten his own poop. Sponsor: Our thanks to Audible for sponsoring this episo...more

  • #13: I've Been Vetted

    Apr 02 2014

    On this episode, the dads talk about becoming a dad. Ch-ch-ch-changes! That's a David Bowie song, right? Once again the whole free-range kids thing comes up and it comes up early. Speaking of changes, since becoming a father, John cries while watching Finding Nemo. Jon and Lex recommend The Expectant Father. The dads recommend wills and starting to save for college five years before you were born. Not the kid, you. Lex laments no longer being able to binge-watch shows like House of Cards. Still,...more

  • #12: Elmo Ate Daddy

    Mar 26 2014

    Happy birthday! There are good birthday experiences and bad ones. And horrible ones. Lex is not a big fan of bouncy places like BounceU but Jon thinks Kangaroo Zoo isn't so bad and John doesn't mind Pump It Up. But as far as really good experiences, Jon is a fan of The wAirhouse and John likes The Little Gym for smaller kids. The benefit of the Little Gym is they have instructors, not sullen teen employees. Video game places like Odyssey are kind of a sensory overload experience. Lex has been to...more

  • #11: I Don't Have Time for That

    Mar 19 2014

    Let's talk about time management. Can someone help us with this? Because we need it. John tries to sing a Jim Croce favorite but can't. But time songs are a thing and many of them can make you cry is what you should know. The dads support schools efforts to keep kids with peanut allergies alive, even if it makes making meals a pain in the butt. Yes, the Moltz's still subscribe to their local dead-tree newspaper. This has nothing to do with time management but the mashed potatoes thing is a Close...more

  • #10: Stay in School

    Mar 13 2014

    Let's talk about education. Getting to school, staying in school, homework, tests and the PTA. Jon's use of the term "redshirt" is questioned, particularly since it doesn't match up with John's known definition of the term. Now you know why John's kid probably won't be participating in any organized sports. Here are some pros and cons of standardized testing but just know that the dads are not fans of them. We'll also talk about where to meet hot moms (may also work for hot dads). Sponsor: Our t...more

  • #9: Ron is the 7th Cylon

    Mar 05 2014

    Hey, kids! It's screen time! Experts say you shouldn't let your kids watch television until they're two. And then they should only watch test patterns for a year. As far as shows for little kids shows go, PBS's Curious George is pretty good. WonderPets, not so much. In the video game realm, the Lego series is good. And Jon should know, he's been playing console games since the Magnavox Odyssey. In the realm of crack games designed to keep you buying more and more, Jon's kids play Disney Infinity...more

  • #8: Rad Hair

    Feb 25 2014

    This week we talk about getting ready in the morning. There's dressing, there's brushing teeth, there's hair... oh, god, so much hair. John recommends California baby hair detangler. Lex used a Barbie head to practice hair do's and hair don'ts. Speaking of hair, here's the hair that John had to deal with up until last summer. Be forewarned, this image may disturb more sensitive listeners. We won't be providing a link for Tinker Bell cosplay pictures which, uh, somehow just came up organically. W...more

  • #7: Monsters Do Not Like Poodle Farts

    Feb 20 2014

    This week we talk about getting away from your damn kids because they're driving you crazy! Be forewarned: many states require that you have some kind of child care, though. (Dogs apparently don't count? Lame.) John and his wife used Annie's Nannies in Seattle to find their nanny and she was awesome. And Breedlove is a company that will do the tax calculations for employing a nanny or babysitter for you. John and his wife used them when employing their nanny and John was later confirmed to the U...more