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Curio Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Curio PodcastWebsite

Two 40-something women, and various guests, mulling over the big and interesting questions of the day. Women's issues, racism, politics, society, humanity, and other fun things are discussed and sang about.

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Episode 122: Your Clever Gut

June 2nd, 2021


The Curios take on the gut/brain axis.

Episode 121: TicTacs in the Sky

May 19th, 2021


Doug joins us for a lively discussion about UFOs.

Episode 120: Keepin’ it Real

May 12th, 2021


Beck joins us as we try to keep it real. A social media persona is not necessarily real. Let’s be real (and gentle) with each other. We also sample a new drink called Viking Blod.

Episode 119: May the FourthFathers Be With You

May 5th, 2021


We talk about DC Statehood and all of the things the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned. With cocktails.

Episode 118: The Trip with no Plan

April 26th, 2021


For a couple of neurotic planners, we did a big, brave thing. We took off down the highway without a plan, a place to stay, or any expectations! Enjoy these clips from various scenic byways and kitschy motel rooms.

Episode 117: All This Science I Don’t Understand

April 14th, 2021


A discussion about Rocket Man and other songs about space.

Episode 115: Women’s History - Lee Miller

March 24th, 2021


Lee Miller was an important, fascinating, difficult, talented, beautiful woman. Her photography helped the world. We talk about Lee, her lovers, and …

Episode 114: Grief, a Love Story

March 10th, 2021


A memorial for those we’ve lost this year. We are joined by Beck and Abi as we tell stories, cry, and wonder about an afterlife.

Episode 113: Dig This!

March 6th, 2021


We’re joined by Paul for a groovy night of bongos and poetry.

Episode 112: Ew Ted, EWW.

February 24th, 2021


Game night at Ted Cruz’s expense. With wine.

Episode 110: Wacky and Obsolete Laws

January 27th, 2021


We have some fun learning about old, silly, wacky and obsolete laws. A good reminder that nothing is permanent. Change is constant!

Episode 109: We Have a Podcast Named CURIO, Bitches!

January 20th, 2021


A genuine conversation about curiosity and humanity. How do we find common ground in these trying times? How do we find compassion with those we may not agree with?

Episode 108: Episode 108, Democracy is Great

January 14th, 2021


We are back after a covid-related hiatus. We discuss the recent insurrection, and Trump’s followers. Will democracy survive?

I’ll Take Fun for $100, Alex

November 18th, 2020


A tribute Jeopardy game in honor of the Canadian who became everybody’s professor dad. Doug joins us as the host of our Curio Jeopardy game. Ep107

Presidenting is a Verb

November 12th, 2020


Nanny joins us for a post-election roundup. With wine, and Buddhism. Ep106

Emoluments Clause, Screw You!

October 28th, 2020


A sort of list of Trump Atrocities. With wine. And anger.

The Chipmunk Handmaid

October 21st, 2020


We did not NOT use a voice modulator for tonight’s episode. We discuss how we’re feeling about Amy Coney Barrett. With drinks. …

69 Nanoseconds

October 7th, 2020


We’re joined by our friends Beck and Abi to play some Bad Libs. And Abi sings for us!! (She’s really good, guys!) ep103

Debate Hell

September 30th, 2020


Some clips of the first Presidential Debate with a post-show roundup. The Curios play debate bingo with Doug, with wine.

Nothing’s Shocking

September 17th, 2020


We drive around town placing thoughtful protest art and paraphernalia.

Optical Delusions

September 2nd, 2020


This week we talk about Optics and how that relates to fascism. RNC, DNC, soup cans and ninjas (Trump is not well.) ep100

Field Trip: Good Trouble

August 19th, 2020


Join the Curios for a car ride around town whilst they laugh and leave protest art in their wake. Ep99

Game Night: Balls!

August 12th, 2020


Our friend Beck joins us (safely, masks etc.) as we play games, laugh, and drink wine. Ep98


August 5th, 2020


An imagining of life without the Postal Service and the internet. With wine. Ep 97

You Better Vote MotherF*ckers

July 29th, 2020


A Curio tribute to John Lewis. Ep96

Nothing is Normal

July 22nd, 2020


Episode 95!
We get together after several weeks (due to lockdown) to squeeze our brains into a thimble of thorns. This week has been one of illegal authoritarian kidnappings, complete disregard for the Constitution, and …

Game Night: Whose Shit is This?

June 17th, 2020


With whiskey lemonades in hand we play a few games and have a few laughs.

Ice Cube Was Right All Along

June 10th, 2020


We’re back! An overview of recent events and protests.

No one to Guard Your Potatoes

May 20th, 2020


After President Obama addresses the class of 2020, we pine for a time when our leader could lead with grace and humility. We compare and contrast …

Drink up Trump

May 6th, 2020


An episode about cults. With drinks.

Gigantiske Eggstokker!

April 30th, 2020


(Giant Ovaries) Women who are honeybadgering their way through this pandemic.

Give Me Liberty and Give Me Death?

April 23rd, 2020


We grapple with these protests against the stay-at-home order. With drinks and masks.


April 15th, 2020


We’re back in the studio, safely 6ft apart, wearing masks. We talk about Trump’s claim to total authority, saving the United States Postal Service, and LA without any smog. With drinks. Ep88

One Dimensional on Many Planes

April 8th, 2020


An expression of grievance against Trump’s son-in-law. With cocktails. In quarantine. Over Skype.

Staying Home

April 2nd, 2020


Kim and Cass have a quick catch up over Skype, while they’re both sheltering in place.

Fun in the Time of the Coronapocalypse

March 18th, 2020


It’s St. Patrick’s Day and the bars are closed. Kim and Cass get together (safely, washed hands) to play Bad Libs, drink Guinness, and list off fun things to do while you’re social distancing yourselves. Ep85 …

She Had a Plan for That

March 11th, 2020


Requiem for a campaign. We grieve the loss of Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy and talk about Covid-19. With drinks.

The Curios in DC

March 4th, 2020


Various clips from around our nation’s capital from your favorite middle-aged ladies, who probably shouldn’t have stayed in a hostel with a bunch of …

Super Waffle Pond Scum Collins

February 26th, 2020


Susan Collins. She’s smashed bananas and mashed potato pond scum, floating around the swamp; sometimes to the right, sometimes to the left, sometimes …

Department of Injustice (Smelly Cheese Knees)

February 19th, 2020


Billy Cheesy-Knees Barr. His official title is United States Attorney General but he’s not acting like it, he’s acting like Trump’s personal lawyer. Tonight we muck our way though the latest attacks on our justice …

Game Night - Melange of Torment

February 12th, 2020


The Obamas won an Oscar and we imagine how Trump would react with a Curio-Style Bad Libs. We also play Who Said It - Joey Tribbiani from Friends or …

Do the Next Right Thing

February 5th, 2020


A Curio state of the union, with wine. ep79

Do you have a satanic womb?

January 29th, 2020


So, if you’ve been impregnated with satan’s baby recently, you’re probably pretty pissed at Paula White. She’s called on god to expel your fetus! …

Presidente In Peach Mint

January 24th, 2020


A chat about day one of Trump’s impeachment trial. With drinks.

Hunting a Woozle

January 15th, 2020


Have you ever wondered how trends, ideas, behaviors spread through society? We talk about The Hundredth Monkey, The Woozle Effect, The Tipping Point and more. Ep76

The Lou Episode

January 1st, 2020


A sort of year end review with wine. Our friend Lou joins us as we throw a uterus around and learn that Kim’s cousin is a world famous photographer …

Impeach and Remove Rally LA

December 19th, 2019


Kim and Cass attend the Los Angeles rally the night before the impeachment vote. Clips from speakers include Katie Hill, Alyssa Milano, Rob Reiner, and Rev. James Lawson.


December 11th, 2019


We talk about successful protests through history, current activist movements, and things we all can do to make the world a better place. Know your …

There’s No Kentucky Fried Chicken in Afghanistan

December 4th, 2019


Game night! Tonight we play Who Said It and Bad Libs with some despicable republican personalities. It’s funny and sad. But what are we supposed to do, revel in the angst or laugh a bit? In this episode we choose …


November 27th, 2019


In episode 71 we get grateful. The how and why, health benefits, societal benefits, and some personal stories. Blog at

Impeachment 2020

November 20th, 2019


Salvaging American Democracy From the Dimwitted Narcissists at the Edge of the Earth.

We invent a new drink called a Masha, in honor of the amazing Marie Yovanovitch and talk thru the week that was...


November 13th, 2019


So. Many. Superstitions. From black cats to sneeze salutations, we are steeped in them for good or bad - or maybe just for fun. Most of the superstitions we share are bits of ancient lore passed down to us from our …

The Venn Diagram of Fear in Politics and Religion, a Love letter..

November 6th, 2019


Awe, sounds so romantic, huh? A ménage a trois of evil functionality. It works for the greedy and depraved but everyone else gets screwed.


October 23rd, 2019


Nanny joins us as we try to figure out the biology and psychology of fear. Show notes at

Episode: Cheers

October 16th, 2019


We’re baaaaaaaack!

Cass and Kim share stories about their traveling adventures. It was a nice break from the political poop storm in America but we …

The Impeachment of an American Turd Blossom

September 18th, 2019


Ep65 is a dive into the history and mechanism of impeachment. And name calling. Show summary at

Curdles of Narcissism

September 11th, 2019


How to be a Narcissist by Donald J. Trump.

We explore narcissism personality disorder, and then play Bad Libs to soothe the pain. Kim writes a brilliant, really the best, Yuge mad libs in the voice Trump. Nobody's ever …

Fun With Catastrophizing

September 4th, 2019


Ep63 - We are joined by our friend Beck and her daughter Abi to play a little game of real life Worst Case Scenario.

Cultural Observations with Digger Part Two

August 28th, 2019


We had such a great time talking to Digger that we made two episodes! Continuing from part one, #metoo, vegetarianism, the bus ride from hell, and boobs in bikinis.

Cultural Observations with Digger, Part One

August 28th, 2019


Our old friend Mike joins us to talk travel, culture, food, hitchhiking and more. Also, Kim coins the term Snowglobe Feces Festivals. Wine.

The Giving Trees ep61

August 17th, 2019


The forest is essential to life on earth, and as it turns out, really important for human health and happiness. Join us as we declare our love for trees (backed by SCIENCE!) Blog at

Hope is a 4-Letter Word

August 10th, 2019


A Journey With Wine and Cake; we discuss the recent mass shootings and how it is intertwined with white nationalism and Trump's racist rhetoric. It's also Kim's birthday, and she encourages us to keep hope during this …

Everything is Stupid (a rant)

July 31st, 2019


Ep59 Beck joins us in studio to talk about what was stupid last week. With Vodka. Please see for show notes. Music courtesy of Altadena Hotel (Quinn)

Art Women

July 24th, 2019


Ep58 - Women, depictions of women in art, and artists who are women. Hubbity bubbity. Please see for show notes and prose.

Moscow Donkeys

July 17th, 2019


Ep57 - Children are still being separated from their families. Kim and Cass employ Uti Patootie to help us sort through all of the news making up …

Between the Songs - Woody Guthrie

July 3rd, 2019


“One day we’ll find out that all of our songs are just notes of one big song!” – Woody Guthrie

We set out to learn more about ol’ Woody but as it …

Kraft Singles and Wine go through me like Sh*t through a Christmas Elk

June 26th, 2019


A Bad Libs adventure. Tom Collinses are served and nouns are proclaimed. Join us as we laugh, cry, and plan a revolution.

Don't Kill My Neurogenesis!

June 19th, 2019


Learning new things, good food, friends are all important things AND they can help you grow new brain cells! We also look at psychedelics and their place in the neurogenic process. Music courtesy of Quinn. …

Manliness is a Warm Gun ep53

June 15th, 2019


Flag Day inspired us to take a dive into the gun rights issue. Nanny joins us; it's Cass's birthday, and wine is flowing. We discuss the history of …

Postcard Parlor (for middle-aged rebels)

June 8th, 2019


A Curio All-Stars situation, replete with wine, postcards, and political discussion. Cat, Katy, and Mary join us to flex our civics muscles! Music …

And Now Back To Your Regularly-Scheduled Programming

May 29th, 2019


A day without screens. Beck joins Kim and Cass to recount our day without devices. No youtube, no TV, no Candy Crush.

Cannabis Bitchfest

May 22nd, 2019


Our 50th episode! Kathy joins us to partake and bitch about the issues of the day. Please subscribe! We love you all!

Sister Suffragette ep49

May 15th, 2019


The Curios take a drunken look back at the 19th amendment, women's suffrage, Alice Paul, Jeanette Rankin, and what we still have to do to obtain …

The Emperor Has No Corn

May 8th, 2019


A discussion about Magical Thinking!

Bad Libs - Version Infinity

April 24th, 2019


A wine-fueled extravaganza of the Mad Libs variety. We pull also pull a tarot card for the soul of Donald Trump.. Spoiler alert, he's poor!

What Do You Expect?!

April 19th, 2019


Cat (@cayswann) joins the Curios to sing, spin, and talk about expectations. Realistic, unrealistic, internal, external, familial, societal - we cover it all. Music courtesy of Altadena Hotel.

Trump of La Mancha

April 10th, 2019


His two greatest foes - the truth and windmills. The quixotic journey of a man who lacks moral fiber and a clear grasp on sanity but makes up for it …

Ep44 The Uterus Chronicles

April 3rd, 2019


Some wine, some questions, some friends, and a cartoon uterus.

Happy April, Fools.

March 31st, 2019


A very special episode, Dr. G from the Fearless Freedom podcast takes over our feed! Please support her amazing project - subscribe, rate, review, and LISTEN!

You've Come A Long Way Baby?

March 27th, 2019


A discussion (read: rant) about gender stereotypes in advertising. Music courtesy of Altadena Hotel.

Ep42 Don't Panic!

March 20th, 2019


The Curios celebrate their 42nd episode with the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. So, grab your towel and don't panic!

Ep41 We've Got the Pink Tax Blues

March 13th, 2019


Join the Curios as we discuss gender inequality, economic disparity, the "Pink Tax" and more. Please subscribe, and tell your friends!

Battle of the Scandals

March 6th, 2019


Nanny joins the Curios to discuss Watergate and The Trump Scandals. We compare the lives, character flaws, and scandals of Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. We almost called this episode 'Tricky Dick vs Tiny Dick! Enjoy!

Ep39 Collectionizing

February 27th, 2019


We have special guests this week! Mary and Caitlin join us as we kind of talk about collecting and hoarding.

Ep38 Not Slightly Unexciting

February 20th, 2019


Join the Curios as they drink wine and talk politics. All music courtesy of Quinn.

Ep37 Threat Level Midnight

February 13th, 2019


A show about self concept and identity. Who are you, really??!

Ep36 Jungian Archetypes

February 6th, 2019


The Curios explore the ideas of archetypes, collective unconsciousness, and the beginnings of psychoanalysis.

Ep35 Let Them Eat Loans

January 30th, 2019


Wilbur Ross, Roger Stone, The Shutdown, and singing Curios

Ep34 The Blink of an Eye

January 22nd, 2019


Beck joins the Curios to discuss being parents to 18 year olds. What it means in our own personal development as well as the difficulty letting go. A …

Ep33 Drunken Mad Snowflakes

January 16th, 2019


Join the Curios and their friend Beck whilst they drink wine and play MadLibs!

Ep32 Who Said it, Trump or Hulk Hogan?

January 9th, 2019


We're back from a short break to laugh at the absurdity that is Donald Trump. In the process, we may be new fans of Hulk Hogan! Cass reads some …

Ep31 Year-End Extravaganza

December 28th, 2018

2018 has been a year, we can say that. A tiny review of the year.
Music courtesy of Jinkies Band, Lon Lon, and Altadena Hotel
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Ep30 Developing Healthy Empathy

December 18th, 2018


Part three of our Empathy series. Easy and concrete ideas to foster and practice empathy every day. Please subscribe!

Ep29 Empathy and Depression

December 12th, 2018


Part deux in the Empathy series, we delve into the correlation between empathy and depression, Curio Style. Is it possible to be overly empathetic? The difference between compassionate empathy and emotional empathy is …

Ep28 Empathy, part one

December 5th, 2018


Being able to put yourself in someone else's shoes is a uniquely human ability. It helps us stay connected to each other. It allows kindness. It encourages compassion. Join us as we begin our Empathy series with some …

Ep27 Fieldtrip - Jim Carrey Edition

November 28th, 2018


We take a field trip to Maccarone Gallery in Los Angeles to admire the political art of Jim Carrey. We drive on the freeway, sing, and talk politics …

Ep26 You Got Kicked Out of Catechism?!

November 21st, 2018


A show about moms and advice. Beck tells us about her mother's stint at the convent!

Ep25 A Conversation About Machiavelli

November 16th, 2018


The Curios talk about Machiavelli's The Prince and how it may relate or not to today.

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