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Ask a Clean Person

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In this 45-minute show, cleaning expert and advice columnist Jolie Kerr shares cleaning tips, answers reader questions and gets really real with a rotating cast of guests about the messes life throws our way. If you're plagued by 'pit stains, not entirely clear on how to clean a toilet, or just morb… read more

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Programming note!

September 3rd, 2019

1:07

"Programming note! Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast is on hiatus, and will return in January 2020. Bonus episodes will be available on Patreon during the break; to subscribe, go to patreon.com/askacleanperson.

For …

Ep181 — BRAUGUST: The Grab Bag Ep

August 27th, 2019

46:30

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In the final …

Ep180 — BRAUGUST: The Fancy Bra Ep

August 20th, 2019

45:11

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this …

Ep179 — BRAUGUST: The Sports Bra Ep

August 13th, 2019

38:10

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this …

Ep178 — BRAUGUST RETURNS

August 6th, 2019

49:18

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this kickoff …

Ep177 — The Astrology of Love & Cleaning

July 30th, 2019

43:38

Ever wonder how best to communicate with your Scorpio about keeping his whips & chains clean, or how to soothe your Virgo when the laundry piles up, or the best ways to manage your Leo's hair? Annabel Gat, author of …

Ep176 — Car Wash

July 23rd, 2019

46:46

It's summer road trip season! On this episode, Jolie is joined by Friends of the Cleancast, Jalopnik's Kristen Lee, to talk all things car care. In …

Ep175 — Bathing Beloved Stuffed Animals

July 16th, 2019

46:07

Blankies and Teddys and Velveteen Rabbits unfortunately aren't self-cleaning. On this episode, Jolie is joined by Mike Toole, who has questions about …

Ep174 — Working Your Nerves

July 9th, 2019

43:05

Having to go to work is already a bummer for most people, but when work involves colleagues who clip their nails at their desk, pee on the bathroom …

Ep173 — Bathing Costumes

July 2nd, 2019

53:25

You know what nobody likes? Swimsuit shopping! In this episode, Jolie tells you everything you need to know about caring for bathing suits, so you …

Ep172 — Hot Wheels

June 25th, 2019

50:38

It's summer road trip season! On this episode, Jolie is joined by Friends of the Cleancast, Jalopnik's Kristen Lee and Justin Westbrook, to talk all …

Ep171 — Hat Trick

June 18th, 2019

41:09

Your baseball caps are filthy! Sweat, hair grease, makeup stains, and oh God, the smell … it's time to wash those things. On this episode, Jolie is …

Ep170 — We're Here, We're Queer, We're Covered in Glitter

June 17th, 2019

47:20

It's Pride Month, and on this very queer episode, Jolie is joined by Michael Gold and Tim Herrera to discuss all the glorious messes from your Pride …

Ep169 — Michael, It's Shoe Time

June 4th, 2019

45:50

Well! We talked about your feet, and how to keep them looking good all summer long (and beyond) so now it's time to talk about your summer shoes — your birkenstocks, your flip flops, your athletic slides, your fancy …

Ep168 — Get Rid of Your Feet, Seriously, They Are Revolting

May 28th, 2019

1:00:02

FEET! ARE!! GROSS!!! But they don't have to be that way, and on this episode, Jolie is joined by Friend of the Cleancast, Lizzie O'Leary, to talk all …

Ep167 — The Bag of Bags

May 21st, 2019

54:52

Are you a tote bag hanger-on-er? Do you have a bag of bags? Have you ever washed that tote bag you, well, tote around every single day? If you …

Ep166 — Suits & Sneaks with Your StyleGF

May 14th, 2019

1:01:56

Your style girlfriend Megan Collins is BACK to help you decode all those inscrutable wedding dress codes, (what does "festive dress" mean, anyway?!?) …

Ep165 — Do Not Dry Clean!

May 7th, 2019

32:47

Ever wonder the best way to clean a suit? Do you dread going to the dry cleaner? In this episode, Jolie breaks down the four steps you need to clean …

Ep164 — April Fools: Cats Stink

April 30th, 2019

54:51

It's April and Jolie is rolling out a new theme month: April Fools! In this monthlong arc, Jolie will be hosting freewheeling roundtable discussions …

FLASHBACK - Ep1 — A Hairy Situation

April 23rd, 2019

33:07

Welcome to Ask A Clean Person, The Podcast! Host Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist whose weekly column, Ask a Clean Person, …

FLASHBACK - Ep114 — Wash What Happens: Big Appliance

April 16th, 2019

1:20:01

It's time to wrap up Wash What Happens, the annual Spring Cleaning arc of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast! On this final episode, Jolie and …

Ep163 — April Fools: S**t Happens

April 9th, 2019

43:13

It's April and Jolie is rolling out a new theme month: April Fools! In this monthlong arc, Jolie will be hosting freewheeling roundtable discussions …

Ep162 — April Fools: The Jizzie Ep

April 1st, 2019

39:03

It's April and Jolie is rolling out a new theme month: April Fools! In this monthlong arc, Jolie will be hosting freewheeling roundtable discussions …

Ep161 — LAMOB 2019: The Mental Health Ep (Part 2)

March 26th, 2019

47:03

Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In this two-part episode, Jolie is joined …

Ep160 — LAMOB 2019: The Mental Health Ep

March 19th, 2019

1:00:47

Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In this two-part episode, Jolie is joined …

Ep159 — LAMOB 2019: There's No One Way to Make a Bed

March 12th, 2019

55:55

Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In this episode, Jolie is joined by Friend …

Ep158 — LAMOB 2019

March 5th, 2019

52:10

Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In the 2019 kickoff episode, Jolie …

Ep157 — FebLOOary: Workplace Bathroom Horror Stories

February 26th, 2019

48:19

It's FebLOOary, a monthlong arc of Cleancast episodes devoted to your bathrooms! In the final episode, Jolie is joined by Alison Green, a.k.a. Ask a …

Ep156 — FebLOOary: Careless Whisker

February 19th, 2019

38:01

It's FebLOOary, a monthlong arc of Cleancast episodes devoted to your bathrooms! In this episode, Jolie is joined by Maris Kreizman, who has Some …

Ep155 — FebLOOary: Bathroom Malodor

February 12th, 2019

39:12

It's FebLOOary, a monthlong arc of Cleancast episodes devoted to your bathrooms! In this episode, Jolie is joined by supersmeller Lizzie O'Leary, who …

Ep154 — FebLOOary: Mold-Free Shower Curtains Are a LIE

February 5th, 2019

36:55

It's FebLOOary, a monthlong arc of Cleancast episodes devoted to your bathrooms! In this kickoff episode, Jolie is joined by David Covucci, who is …

Ep153 — Gym Clothes Management, pt. 2

January 29th, 2019

1:02:35

It's a new year, and lots of you will have fitness goals on your list of New Year's Resolutions. Jolie is here to help you out! Because with fitness …

Ep152 — Shoe Year's Resolutions

January 22nd, 2019

49:52

It's a new year, and Friend of the Cleancast Michael Gold has a great and unique New Year's Resolution: He's decided that this will be the year when …

Ep151 — Gym Clothes Management

January 15th, 2019

44:14

It's a new year, and lots of you will have fitness goals on your list of New Year's Resolutions. Jolie is here to help you out! Because with fitness …

Ep150 — Live Smarter in 2019!

January 4th, 2019

41:35

It's a new year, and to help you kick things off Jolie is joined by Alan Henry and Tim Herrera of the New York Times, and they've got some ideas of …

Ep149 — Let's Play Stump Jolie, pt 3

December 25th, 2018

50:39

This holiday season, Jolie is giving back! In this 3-episode year-end arc, Jolie is joined by the 2018 Co-Hosts-In-Residence, who have been invited …

Ep148 — Let's Play Stump Jolie, pt 2

December 18th, 2018

31:58

This holiday season, Jolie is giving back! In this 3-episode year-end arc, Jolie is joined by the 2018 Co-Hosts-In-Residence, who have been invited …

Ep147 — Let's Play Stump Jolie, pt 1

December 11th, 2018

1:02:54

This holiday season, Jolie is giving back! In this 3-episode year-end arc, Jolie is joined by the 2018 Co-Hosts-In-Residence, who have been invited …

Ep146 — The 2018 Hanukkah Ep!

December 4th, 2018

45:21

Wax and oil, oil and wax! When the wax and oil questions start rolling in, it can only mean one thing: It's Hanukkah! In this episode, Jolie answers …

Cleancast Live at Barnard College

November 27th, 2018

1:10:00

In this special episode, Jolie visits her alma mater, Barnard College, for a live show. She answers questions from students about laundry, cutting …

Ep144 — Pots & Pans: To Soak, Or Not To Soak

November 20th, 2018

46:22

To soak or not to soak: That is the question … that Jolie get asked all the time! When it comes to washing pots, pans and baking dishes that are …

Ep143 — Power Cleaning

November 13th, 2018

41:55

Do you clean with power tools? Well why not?!? Cleaning with power tools — from orbital buffers to drills with special attachments — is crazy fun, …

Ep142 — Cat Messes

November 6th, 2018

41:18

Cats! You love them, even though they do terrible things to your home. What kinds of terrible things? Well, in this episode, Jolie answers listener …

Ep141 — Hallowe'en 2018, pt.2

October 30th, 2018

37:20

It's Hallowe'en, and in this spirited episode of Ask a Clean Person, Jolie talks about what to do when a pumpkin or some other kind of decorative …

Ep140 — Hallowe'en 2018, pt.1

October 23rd, 2018

39:29

It's Hallowe'en, and in this spirited episode of Ask a Clean Person, Jolie explains how to wash delicate costumes — from corsets, to tulle, to those …

Ep139 — The Hockey Gear Ep

October 16th, 2018

57:43

It's Jolie's favorite cleaning topic: Hockey gear! On this episode, Jolie talks about how to wash, dry and deodorize pads so that they don't smell …

Ep138 — Sweatah Weathah

October 9th, 2018

38:42

It's fall, and Jolie is celebrating the advent of Sweater Weather with an episode all about your woolens! In this episode, Jolie explains how to wash …

Ep137 — The Tailgate Ep

October 2nd, 2018

48:38

It's football season, and football season means tailgate parties! In this episode, Jolie talks about how to clean a cooler that's gone foul, caring …

Ep136 — LAUNDRY SCHOOL: The 'Yup, That Can Be Washed' Ep

September 25th, 2018

34:26

It's time to go back to school, Ask a Clean Person-style! In this episode, Jolie talks about all the stuff you can wash in a washing machine — from …

Ep135 — LAUNDRY SCHOOL: The Machines Ep

September 18th, 2018

54:36

It's time to go back to school, Ask a Clean Person-style! In this episode, Jolie explains everything you could want to know about how washers and …

Ep134 — LAUNDRY SCHOOL: The Pit Stain Ep

September 11th, 2018

43:03

It's time to go back to school, Ask a Clean Person-style! In this episode, Jolie tackles the dreaded pit stains — why they happen, how to keep them …

Ep133 — LAUNDRY SCHOOL: The Vintage Clothing Ep

September 4th, 2018

35:28

It's time to go back to school, Ask a Clean Person-style! In this episode, Jolie kicks off her annual month-long Laundry School series, with an …

Ep132 — BRAUGUST: The Strapless and Sticky Bra Ep

August 28th, 2018

45:55

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this …

Ep131 — BRAUGUST: The Nursing Bra Ep

August 21st, 2018

39:00

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this …

Ep130 — BRAUGUST: The Sports Bra Ep

August 14th, 2018

34:12

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this …

Ep129 — BRAUGUST: The "Does It Fit?" Ep

August 7th, 2018

38:37

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this …

Ep128 — BRAUGUST BEGINS

July 31st, 2018

44:48

Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this …

Ep127 — The Great Bra Washing Extravaganza

July 24th, 2018

50:43

Yes you need to wash your bra! In this episode, Jolie talks about how, and how often, to launder bras and what to do when stains and dinginess happen …

Ep126 — Binding Options

July 17th, 2018

40:26

In this episode, Jolie addresses two cleaning issues that non-binary and trans people face: How to wash a chest binder, and how to keep shirts …

Ep125 — White Lines

July 10th, 2018

36:39

White deodorant streaks on clothes! They happen, and they're maddening. In this episode, Jolie talks about all kinds of ways to quickly remove those …

Ep124 — Drill-Dos and Don'ts

July 3rd, 2018

37:44

Wedding season is in full swing — which means bachelor party disasters, and the stress of cleaning up rental homes. But not to worry! Jolie is here …

Ep123 — Here Comes Summer 2018: Summer Stains pt. 2

June 26th, 2018

41:40

Jolie is kicking off summer in style, as she's joined by co-host-in-residency Tim Herrera, of the New York Times. In the last of this four-episode …

Ep122 — Here Comes Summer 2018: Summer Bodies

June 19th, 2018

40:52

Jolie is kicking off summer in style, as she's  joined by co-host-in-residency Tim Herrera, of the New York Times. In this four-episode arc, they're …

Ep121 — Here Comes Summer 2018: Grilling & Chilling

June 12th, 2018

41:07

Jolie is kicking off summer in style, as she's  joined by co-host-in-residency Tim Herrera, of the New York Times. In this four-episode arc, they're …

Ep120 — Here Comes Summer 2018: Summer Stains pt. 1

June 5th, 2018

35:40

Jolie is kicking off summer in style, as she's  joined by co-host-in-residency Tim Herrera, of the New York Times. In this four-episode arc, they're …

Ep119 — Sex With Emily

May 29th, 2018

47:28

In this episode, Jolie is joined by Emily Morse, a sex and relationship expert, Doctor of Human Sexuality, and creator and host of the podcast Sex …

Ep118 — Wine Down

May 22nd, 2018

46:50

In this episode, the founder of Vulture's Real Housewives Institute, Brian Moylan, joins Jolie to talk about wine, and the messes it makes of our …

Ep117 — Dog Days

May 15th, 2018

54:48

In this episode, Jolie is joined by brother and sister team — and dog owners — Lizzie O'Leary and Jake Jeppson. They're talking dog messes, from …

Ep116 — Tempest in a T-Top

May 8th, 2018

50:14

In this episode, Jolie is joined by David Obuchowski, host of Jalopnik's new podcast, Tempest. They're talking cars — from used cars that smell like …

Ep115 — Ask a Manager

May 1st, 2018

48:17

What do you do when a colleague dries her socks in the office microwave? In this episode, Jolie is joined by Ask a Manager's Alison Green as they …

Ep114 — Wash What Happens: Big Appliance

April 24th, 2018

1:17:08

It's time to wrap up Wash What Happens, the annual Spring Cleaning arc of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast! On this final episode, Jolie and …

Ep113 — Wash What Happens: Throw The Bathroom Out With The Bathwater

April 17th, 2018

1:01:50

It's time for Wash What Happens, the annual Spring Cleaning arc of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast! On this episode, Jolie and co-host-in-residency …

Ep112 — Wash What Happens: Suck It

April 10th, 2018

1:03:44

It's time for Wash What Happens, the annual Spring Cleaning arc of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast! On this episode, Jolie and co-host-in-residency …

Ep111 — Wash What Happens 2018!

April 3rd, 2018

1:02:57

It's time for Wash What Happens, the annual Spring Cleaning arc of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast! This year, Jolie is joined by …

Ep110 — LAMOB 2018: We All Made Our Beds!

March 27th, 2018

52:04

It's LAMOB, Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, and in this episode, Jolie is joined by Jaya Saxena to wrap up a month of bed-making fun, and to …

Ep109 — LAMOB 2018: The Stain Of My Existence

March 20th, 2018

54:13

It's LAMOB, Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, and in this episode, Jolie is joined by Hillary Getty as they get really real about the stains that …

Ep108 — LAMOB 2018: The Duvet Ballet

March 13th, 2018

59:35

It's LAMOB, Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, and in this episode, Jolie is joined by Tim Herrera of the New York Times as they take on the …

Ep107 — LAMOB 2018

March 6th, 2018

56:41

It's March, which means it's time for LAMOB, Jolie's annual bed-making challenge!! Jolie is joined by friend of the show, Last Week Tonight's Josh …

Ep106 — Wash Water Wednesday

February 27th, 2018

1:10:04

Your winter hats, scarves and gloves need to be washed … but how? In this episode, Jolie is joined by Tim Herrera of the New York Times as they talk …

Ep105 — Furry Warrior

February 20th, 2018

50:55

Baby it's cold outside! It's a bit of a fraught topic, but in this episode Jolie is taking on the care, cleaning and storage of fur coats and …

Ep104 — I Love You, But Your Hair is EVERYWHERE

February 13th, 2018

59:21

It's Valentine's Day and what could be a more romantic gift to give your partner than cleaning up your own darned hair!?!? In this episode, Jolie is …

FLASHBACK - Ep83: Clean & Swole

February 6th, 2018

40:26

Casey Johnston, the jacked lady behind the Hairpin's popular column Ask a Swole Woman, joins Jolie to talk all about workout accessories. They start …

Ep103 — Chore Charts

January 30th, 2018

49:19

Ever wondered how your astrological sign affects the way you clean and keep house? Wonder no more, because on this episode, Jolie is joined by …

Ep102 — A Salty Sitch

January 23rd, 2018

51:23

Winter has come. And with has come it a whole heap of winter shoe problems. On this episode, Jolie is joined by John Jannuzzi, the Editorial Director …

Ep101 — Ask a Clean Person Live

January 16th, 2018

1:27:00

It's the first ever Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast live show! Jolie is joined by Molly McAleer, the host of Plz Advise, as they tackle listener and …

BONUS EPISODE - The Jalopnik Gang

January 9th, 2018

45:16

The gang from Jalopnik stops by and shares behind the scenes stories from their TV show, Car vs America in this bonus episode from the Ask A Clean Person Patreon archives.

For information regarding your data privacy, …

Ep100 — New Year's Cleaning Resolutions!

January 2nd, 2018

1:13:14

It's a new year, and Jolie is joined by Friend of the Show Josh Gondelman as they tackle listener cleaning resolutions! From setting up a cleaning …

FLASHBACK - Ep1: A Hairy Situation

December 30th, 2017

32:09

A flashback to the very first episode of Ask A Clean Person! Jolie shares cleaning tips, answers reader questions and gets really real with a …

FLASHBACK - Ep25: The Worst Stain in the World

December 26th, 2017

44:48

Are you ready for it? This week Ask a Clean Person is taking on the worst stain in the world! Along with guest Jaya Saxena, staff writer at The Toast, co-author of the forthcoming Dad Magazine, the book, and the author …

Ep99 — Christmas Concerns

December 19th, 2017

48:04

It's Christmastime, and in this episode, Jolie is joined by Deadspin's Dom Cosentino as they talk all about the messes that Santa Claus brings down …

Ep98 — Chanukkah Concerns

December 12th, 2017

1:00:26

Menorahs, and dreidels, and latkes, oh my! It's Chanukkah, and in this episode, Jolie is joined by Last Week Tonight's Josh Gondelman as they talk …

Ep97 — The Dishes Are Done, Man

December 5th, 2017

1:02:06

Holiday season means good food, fancy parties, breaking out the good wine glasses … and dishes. So many dishes. In this episode, Jolie is joined by …

Ep96 — Car vs. America's Holiday

November 21st, 2017

1:19:35

Thanksgiving is coming, which means that many people will be driving their delicious gravy and famous cranberry sauce to the holiday meal … and that …

Ep95 — Here Come the Holidays!

November 14th, 2017

1:24:53

The holidays are approaching, and Jolie is kicking off a spate of festively-themed episodes! To get things started, she's joined by The Wirecutter's …

Ep94 — Why Are People Into That?

November 7th, 2017

1:13:27

In this episode, Jolie is joined by Tina Horn, the host of the podcast Why Are People Into That? which explores sex, kink, gender, and love. …

Ep93 — Hallowe'en Concerns

October 31st, 2017

59:42

It's Hallowe'en, and once again, Jolie is joined by friend of the Cleancast and fellow spooOOoky person, Jaya Saxena. And this time, she's brought …

Ep92 — Party Foul Redux

October 24th, 2017

1:03:10

In this episode, Jolie is joined by James Del, her old friend and guest from way back on Episode 8: Party Foul! This time, they're tackling all kinds …

Ep91 — Boot and Rally

October 17th, 2017

51:07

In this episode, Jolie is joined by Jezebel's Madeleine Davies, and they're getting into the Fall spirit with a rousing discussion of boot care! From …

Ep90 — Stick to Sports

October 10th, 2017

47:03

In this episode, Jolie is joined by Deadspin's resident artist Sam Woolley, and they're paying tribute to Deadspin by sticking to sports. They cover …

Ep89 — Dogs Are Delightful Disasters

October 3rd, 2017

46:28

Man's best friend sure can make a huge mess of things, and on this episode, Jolie is joined by author Jami Attenberg to discuss cleaning up after …

Ep88 — Laundry For Goths

September 26th, 2017

39:51

It's time to go back to school, Ask a Clean Person-style! In the final episode of Laundry School Class of '17, Jolie is joined by The Outline's Leah …

Ep87 — Laundry School Does Denim

September 19th, 2017

52:53

It's time to go back to school, Ask a Clean Person-style! Jolie is joined by Deadspin's Dvora Myers to talk all about caring for your jeans. They're …

Ep86 — Laundry School: Surviving the Laundromat

September 12th, 2017

1:04:05

It's time to go back to school, Ask a Clean Person-style! Jolie is joined by Deadspin's Giri Nathan, as Laundry School continues. On this episode, …

Episode 85: Laundry School Kick-off

September 5th, 2017

39:19

It's time to go back to school, Ask a Clean Person-style! In this episode, Jolie kicks off her annual month-long Laundry School series, with …

Episode 84: Cats Are Magic (The Dark Kind)

August 29th, 2017

39:03

Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman, authors of the new book Basic Witches, join Jolie in the studio to talk all about cats, and other witch-y subjects. …

Episode 83: Clean & Swole

August 22nd, 2017

39:20

Casey Johnston, the jacked lady behind the Hairpin's popular column Ask a Swole Woman, joins Jolie to talk all about workout accessories. They start …

Episode 82: The Jalopisode

August 15th, 2017

44:05

The gang from Jalopnik joins Jolie for a spirited episode all about cars!!! In the first segment, Patrick George and Kristen Lee of Jalopnik talk …

Episode 81: A Very Clean Birthday

August 8th, 2017

24:15

It's Jolie's birthday, and she's celebrating! In the first segment, she's talking about cleaning up after a new tattoo (she's getting a new one as a …

Episode 80: Sneakerheads

August 1st, 2017

53:20

People love their sneakers, and on today's episode, Jolie is joined by David Cho, founding publisher of The Hairpin and noted sneaker aficionado, to …

Episode 79: Beer & Hot Dogs

July 25th, 2017

24:02

It's summertime, and Jolie and Dave have beer and hot dogs on the mind. So, in this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, that's what they're …

Episode 78 — Ask an Adequate Woman

July 17th, 2017

46:31

Ladyspin is in the house! Jolie is joined by Hannah Keyser, Laura Wagner and Lindsey Adler of Deadspin, who lend their wisdom to questions about …

Episode 77: Pee Dribbles

July 11th, 2017

45:10

Pee dribbles down the front of pants are an unfortunate fact of life. In this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie & Dave are joined …

Episode 76: Do You Have "Gym Underwear"?

July 4th, 2017

57:19

Do you have dedicated gym underwear? On this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are talking about having a category of …

Episode 75: It's Time to Talk About Your Butts

June 27th, 2017

1:09:32

What's your criteria for getting rid of underpants? Will you hang onto unders that are stained? Holey? Falling down because the elastic is shot? On …

Episode 74: Here Comes Summer!

June 20th, 2017

45:32

Summer is here, so in this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are talking all about hot weather problems! From mildew-y …

Episode 73: Enrobed

June 13th, 2017

51:44

Have you ever washed your bathrobe? And seriously, what is up with the people who put their robes on right out of the shower, without toweling off …

Episode 72: Solemates

June 6th, 2017

45:18

Summer is here, and with summer comes summer shoe woes. In this episode, Jolie and Dave are joined by Becca Brown and Monica Ferguson, the founder of …

Episode 71: Preppy Cleaning Problems

May 30th, 2017

40:35

How do you clean an L.L. Bean Boat and Tote? In this episode, Jolie and Dave are joined by Town & Country's Sam Dangremond to tackle the care and …

Episode 70: No Scrubs

May 23rd, 2017

1:35:05

In this very special episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are joined by Ronnie Karam, one half of Watch What Crappens, a …

Episode 69 — A Clean Person Mystery with Maureen O'Connor

May 16th, 2017

54:45

There's a mystery that's been keeping Jolie up at night, and on this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are joined by New …

Episode 68: Wash What Happens, pt. 6

May 9th, 2017

45:00

Spring is in the air, which means that it's time to throw the windows open, beat the mattresses and detail the baseboards! Yup, Spring Cleaning season has come back 'round the mountain once again. Throughout April and …

Episode 67: Wash What Happens, pt. 5

May 2nd, 2017

57:40

Spring is in the air, which means that it's time to throw the windows open, beat the mattresses and detail the baseboards! Yup, Spring Cleaning season has come back 'round the mountain once again. Throughout April and …

Episode 66: Wash What Happens, pt. 4

April 25th, 2017

46:05

Spring is in the air, which means that it's time to throw the windows open, beat the mattresses and detail the baseboards! Yup, Spring Cleaning season has come back 'round the mountain once again. Throughout April and …

Episode 65: Wash What Happens, pt. 3

April 18th, 2017

48:00

Spring is in the air, which means that it's time to throw the windows open, beat the mattresses and detail the baseboards! Yup, Spring Cleaning season has come back 'round the mountain once again. Throughout April and …

Episode 64: Wash What Happens, pt. 2

April 11th, 2017

59:21

Spring is in the air, which means that it's time to throw the windows open, beat the mattresses and detail the baseboards! Yup, Spring Cleaning …

Episode 63: Wash What Happens, pt. 1

April 4th, 2017

53:35

Spring is in the air, which means that it's time to throw the windows open, beat the mattresses and detail the baseboards! Yup, Spring Cleaning season has come back 'round the mountain once again. In this episode, and …

Episode 62: LAMOB 6 Wrap-up

March 28th, 2017

54:46

It's the end of March, which means that LAMOB is drawing to a close, and in this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are …

Episode 61: Grab Bag 4: LAMOB Strikes Back

March 21st, 2017

46:55

It's another solo-Jolie episode! While Dave is away, Jolie reaches into her grabbag of questions and pulls out queries about removing ink and tea …

Episode 60: Parents of Clean Person

March 14th, 2017

51:40

Believe it or not, Jolie did not spring fully formed from an exceedingly tidy cabbage patch, and on this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, …

Episode 59: LAMOB, Take 6

March 7th, 2017

55:34

Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In this episode, Jolie gives her spiel …

Episode 58: Hair, There, Everywhere

February 28th, 2017

52:41

Hair! We love it so much when it's attached to our heads, or to the heads of those we love or merely lust after. But we hate it when it's all over our floors, covering our furniture, and making our clothing look like we …

Episode 57: The Sexiest Mess, Part II

February 21st, 2017

54:51

In this super sexy two-part episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are joined by New York Magazine's sex columnist and host of …

Episode 56: The Sexiest Mess, Part I

February 14th, 2017

58:09

In this super sexy two-part episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are joined by New York Magazine's sex columnist and host of …

Episode 55: Grab Bag 3: Grab Harder

February 7th, 2017

37:51

In this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie reaches into her folder full of queries and pulls out a whole bunch of listener questions. …

Episode 54: A Slippery Subject

January 31st, 2017

37:05

There comes a time when we all must admit something to ourselves: Our slippers are disgusting, and we have no idea how to salvage them. Whether it's …

Episode 53: Hats Off

January 24th, 2017

50:12

Baby it's cold outside, and in this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are talking hats. Yes, you should clean your head …

Episode 52: Grab Bag 2: The Grabbening

January 17th, 2017

46:58

It's another potpourri of cleaning conundrums! In this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave reach into Jolie's folder full of …

Episode 51: Floor It

January 10th, 2017

46:33

It's not the sexiest topic in the world, but it's one that people ask about all the time: Seriously, what's the best way to get the floors cleaned? …

Episode 50: A Fresh New Year

January 3rd, 2017

54:54

It's a new year (and thank God for that!), which means a fresh start for many people. In this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie is …

Episode 49: Party Disasters

December 27th, 2016

32:29

New Year's Eve is upon us, and all its attendant messes! In this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave take on listener stories …

Episode 48: Get Rid of Your Holidays, Seriously, They Are Revolting

December 20th, 2016

41:11

The holidays are a total wreck, even if you don't hit the eggnog a little too hard this year. On this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, …

Episode 47: Tidy Bowl

December 13th, 2016

42:36

Are you cleaning your toilet the right way? Did you even know that there was a 'right way' to clean a toilet? There for sure is, and on this episode …

Episode 46: Grab Bag!

December 6th, 2016

39:53

It's a potpourri of cleaning conundrums! In this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave are all over the place in the first ever …

Episode 45: Walking in a Winter Wonder Coat

November 29th, 2016

33:01

When was the last time you washed your favorite puffy vest? How about that fleece you practically live in? Did you even know you were supposed to …

Episode 44: Getting Sauced on Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2016

43:17

It's time to give thanks, and Clean Person Jolie Kerr is thankful for the messes you'll make this holiday season. In this festive episode, Jolie is …

Episode 43: Waxing Poetic

November 15th, 2016

40:31

Wax Season — the period from October 15 to February 15 when we tend to get all candle-y — is upon us! Beginning with the tea lights we use in …

Episode 42: Sweater Weather

November 8th, 2016

42:04

It's Fall in New York, and Jolie and Dave are welcoming the cooler weather with an episode dedicated to caring for your sweaters. Want to save on dry …

Episode 41: The Scariest Mess

November 1st, 2016

45:11

It's Hallowe'en, and your favorite Clean Person/Light Wiccan is L-I-V-I-N' for it! In this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie covers …

Episode 40: Foul Balls

October 25th, 2016

38:36

On this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Jolie and Dave go deep on a subject most of us don't talk about very often — how we're cleaning …

Episode 39: Athleisure & The New Rules of Laundry

October 18th, 2016

42:00

Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast is back! Jolie is joined by her newly minted co-host and partner-in-grime, Dave Lozo, as they catch up after a …

Episode 38: LAMOB pt. 2

March 30th, 2016

44:23

On this week’s episode of Ask a Clean Person, Jolie welcomes New York Magazine’s Maureen O’Connor back into the studio. As a somewhat avowed non-bed …

Episode 37: Happy Birthday to AaCP with Jessica Coen

March 23rd, 2016

50:05

On this week’s special episode, Jolie celebrates the fifth anniversary of Ask a Clean Person! Jessica Coen of Vocativ joins her for a walk down …

Episode 36: Red, Red Wine

March 16th, 2016

44:25

On this week's episode of Ask a Clean Person, Jolie is joined in the studio by Meredith Haggerty, Reports Editor of Racked National, and Britt …

Episode 35: A Bloody Mess

March 9th, 2016

47:34

On this week's episode of Ask a Clean Person, Jolie is joined in the studio by Caroline Kepnes, author of Hidden Bodies, the follow-up to her wildly …

Episode 34: LAMOB

March 2nd, 2016

50:08

On this week's episode of Ask a Clean Person, Jolie is joined in the studio by Maureen O'Connor, New York Magazine’s sex columnist and a contributor …

Episode 33: Sex Toy Cleaning

February 18th, 2016

42:23

On this very dirty episode of Ask a Clean Person, host Jolie Kerr chats with Meredith Haggerty, the reports editor at Racked National, about…cleaning …

Episode 32: Makeup Remover

February 10th, 2016

44:22

Ever wondered if makeup has an expiration date? What is the key to keeping pencil liners in tip top shape? Tune in for Ask a Clean Person as Jolie …

Episode 31: Something Winter This Way Comes

February 3rd, 2016

45:01

Winter shoe woes? Never fear! Ask a Clean Person has you covered as Jolie Kerr is in studio with Dave Lozo chatting all the ways to take care of your …

Episode 30: On the Chopping Block

January 27th, 2016

43:06

Ask a Clean Person is on the chopping block this week as Jolie Kerr is in studio with Daniel Gritzer and Lesley Stockton talking knife and cutting …

Episode 29: Unstink It!

January 20th, 2016

47:16

Dirty gym pants? Unstink it on this week's episode of Ask a Clean Person as Jolie Kerr is joined by friend and Racked columnist Carlye Wisel. Carlye …

Episode 28: Unshrink It!

January 13th, 2016

46:03

At some point, most everyone has accidentally shrunk a sweater, jacket, or a pair of jeans. And yet there is no pre-packaged, easy-to-use product on the market to help people salvage their clothes! Until now. Ask a …

Episode 27: Ring in the New Year

January 6th, 2016

40:37

Ask a Clean Person is back for another season answering your filthiest questions, this week focusing on the dreaded ring around the collar! …

Episode 26: New Year, New Messes

December 16th, 2015

49:52

Happy New Year! Well, maybe not yet, but on the season wrap-up of Ask a Clean Person Jolie preps for the glamorous stains one might incur on New …

Episode 25: The Worst Stain in the World

December 9th, 2015

46:06

Are you ready for it? This week Ask a Clean Person is taking on the worst stain in the world! Along with guest Jaya Saxena, staff writer at The Toast, co-author of the forthcoming Dad Magazine, the book, and the author …

Episode 24: Give the Gift of Clean

December 2nd, 2015

46:49

Having endured Thanksgiving, Ask a Clean Person host Jolie Kerr tackles the infamous holiday messes along with guests Meredith Haggerty and Julia …

Episode 23: Car Sick

November 20th, 2015

33:09

Ever puked in your friend’s brand new Honda CR-V? Today, Ask a Clean Person is talking all kinds of car messes with returning guest Freddy Hernandez. …

Episode 22: Cast Away

November 11th, 2015

45:25

Ok cast iron crazies – this episode might make you mad. Jolie Kerr is joined by Daniel Gritzer to debunk some serious cast iron myths. Daniel is the …

Episode 21: Suck it Up

November 4th, 2015

48:20

Oh, suck it up! This week on Ask a Clean Person, Jolie Kerr is ranting and raving on Dyson vacuums with guest Liam McCabe, staff writer for The …

Episode 20: A Wicked Mess

October 28th, 2015

37:34

Trick or Treat! Jolie Kerr is talking Halloween messes with guest Haley Mlotek on this week’s episode of Ask a Clean Person. Haley is the editor of …

Episode 19: Staining Cats & Dogs

October 21st, 2015

36:59

Got cat puke on your carpet? Dog pee on your couch? No worries, Jolie Kerr has you covered. Tune in for a pet-themed episode of Ask a Clean Person as …

Episode 18: Smoke Out

October 14th, 2015

39:02

So you smell like smoke. Don’t worry, Jolie Kerr is here to help! This weeks episode of Ask a Clean Person is for you, smoker. Tune in as she gives …

Episode 17: Hockey Talk

October 7th, 2015

46:10

This week on Ask a Clean Person, host Jolie Kerr is suiting up and heading to the ice with guest Dave Lozo. Dave has covered hockey for NHL.com and …

Episode 16: Stop Swiffering!

September 30th, 2015

44:47

Jolie Kerr hates Swiffers. Adam Clark Estes of Gizmodo hates Swiffers. By the time you’re done listening to today’s episode of Ask a Clean Person, …

Episode 15: Lube & Laundry

September 23rd, 2015

44:54

Got a lube stain on your sheets? Wondering which laundry detergent is the most effective? This week’s episode of Ask a Clean Person is for you! Tune …

Episode 14: Cum on my Podcast

September 16th, 2015

47:58

Jolie Kerr kicks off the fall season of Ask a Clean Person with a doozy of a topic – sex stains. She’s joined by Maureen O’Connor, New York …

Episode 13: Someone’s In The Kitchn With Jolie

August 5th, 2015

36:58

Dirty dishes, sticky stovetops, messy microwaves… This week on Ask a Clean Person, host Jolie Kerr is taking on kitchen disasters with guest Kristin …

Episode 12: Speed Cleaning

July 29th, 2015

35:08

When is the last time you cleaned your car? Perhaps it’s been a while? Tune in to this week’s Ask a Clean Person as Jolie Kerr welcomes Freddy …

Episode 11: Clean It With Fire

July 22nd, 2015

45:53

Restaurant cleanliness: what do you want to know? What don’t you want to know? This week on Ask a Clean Person, host Jolie Kerr welcomes Daniel …

Episode 10: A Moldy, Mildewy Mess

July 15th, 2015

31:31

This week on Ask a Clean Person, host Jolie Kerr is tackling mold and mildew! With guest Julia Rubin, Features Editor at Racked National, in studio, …

Episode 9: It’s the Pits

July 8th, 2015

34:12

Summer: the word ushers in thoughts of sunshine, the beach, and… pit stains! This week on Ask A Clean Person, host Jolie Kerr welcomes Greg Howard to …

Episode 8: Party Foul

July 1st, 2015

36:04

Did you know that jello won’t set if you add pineapple to it? The fourth of July is right around the corner, so if you’re planning on making jello …

Episode 7: Order Out of Chaos

June 24th, 2015

48:14

Spring cleaning is a great time to get rid of the useless clutter in your apartment. This week’s episode of Ask a Clean Person will certainly put you …

Episode 6: Stinking Feet & Sinking Heels

June 17th, 2015

30:49

If you are looking for a podcast about solving your stinky feet problem, you’ve come to the right place. On this week’s episode of Ask a Clean …

Episode 5: Crafty Conundrums

June 10th, 2015

31:16

Moth infestation in your closet? Somebody glitterbomb you? Well, you’re in luck. This week on Ask a Clean Person, Jolie Kerr and guest Kate McKean …

Episode 4: Baby, You’re a Mess!

June 3rd, 2015

30:46

Did your baby make a mess? Need to clean poop stains!? Do you think Lego’s are Satan’s toy? This episode of Ask a Clean Person is for you! This week, …

Episode 3: Have Broom, Will Travel

May 27th, 2015

27:03

Stuck hand washing laundry in Africa for two weeks? Prone to yeast infections? Shampoo bottle breaks in your suitcase? Worse yet – cat pee in your …

Episode 2: Much To Do About Noting

May 20th, 2015

33:28

What does your calendar look like? Is it an app? Google Calendar? A moleskine? Tune in to Ask a Clean Person as host Jolie Kerr and guest Dayna Evans …

Episode 1: A Hairy Situation

May 13th, 2015

32:28

Welcome to Ask A Clean Person, The Podcast! Host Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist whose weekly column, Ask a Clean Person, …

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