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InfoQuench

85 EpisodesProduced by Jeff and Amy McLennanWebsite

A podcast about anything and everything... all the stuff that makes life interesting. Hosted by Jeff and Amy McLennan (Saint John, NB).Intro/outro music for episodes released in 2020 by:Get Your Groove On by Ron Gelinas Chillout Lounge | https://soundcloud.com/atmospheric-music-portalMusic promoted… read more

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The Four Agreements - Episode #85

November 1st, 2020

30:24

In this episode, Amy and Jeff discuss Miguel Ruiz's 'The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom'. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, …

16 Habits of Highly Productive People - Episode #84

October 24th, 2020

30:28

Jeff and Amy are talking about how to be more productive at work and in everyday life, with lots of tips to make the most of your time. Thanks for listening, friends!

David Attenborough's 'A Life On Our Planet' - Episode #83

October 18th, 2020

30:29

This episode is a discussion of David Attenborough's newly released Netflix documentary, 'A Life On Our Planet'.  Jeff and Amy cover some of the key ideas from this film, talk about climate change, and chat about how …

Need-To-Know Facts about Masks - Episode #82

October 14th, 2020

30:47

Jeff and Amy are chatting about all things mask related. From surprising information to practical tips, this episode covers all the need-to-know …

Secrets to a Happier Life - Episode #81

October 6th, 2020

30:50

Jeff and Amy talk about things you can do to make your everyday a little happier. Lots of laughter in this episode - especially when Jeff's 'Art …

14 Ways to Travel during a Pandemic - Episode #80

October 4th, 2020

30:46

Having travel withdrawal during this pandemic? This episode is full of ways you can see the world from the comfort and safety of your own home. …

Social Media Insanity - Episode #79

September 30th, 2020

30:22

Reeling from the unexpected loss of the 'infoquenchpodcast' Instagram account, Jeff and Amy dedicate this episode to the insanity of social media. With a smattering of interesting facts, a few rants along the way, and …

The Social Dilemma - Episode #78

September 14th, 2020

30:38

Netflix's documentary-drama is the topic of conversation for this episode, as Amy and Jeff discuss how our lives are impacted by social media - love it or hate it, there's no denying the significance it plays in today's …

Man's Search for Meaning - Part 3 - Episode #77

September 4th, 2020

30:43

Jeff and Amy go deep with a philosophical discussion as they wrap up this 3-part series on Viktor Frankl's book, Man's Search for Meaning.  Thanks for listening, friends!

Man's Search for Meaning - Part 2 - Episode #76

August 29th, 2020

30:17

Jeff and Amy continue their discussion of Viktor Frankl’s book, 'Man's Search for Meaning'.  (Side note... The experiment Jeff references is called the 'Milgram Shock Experiment').  Thanks for listening, friends! 

Man's Search for Meaning - Part 1 - Episode #75

August 26th, 2020

30:28

This episode explores deep questions, as Amy and Jeff discuss Viktor Frankl's book, 'Man's Search for Meaning'. Whether you've read the book, plan to …

Ways To Simplify Your Life - Episode #74

August 17th, 2020

30:25

Jeff and Amy chat about ways you can simplify your life, sort of... tangent warning in full effect for this episode, including a 'hobby' …

Catching up with Jeff and Amy - Volume 2 - Episode #73

July 27th, 2020

30:33

Amy and Jeff chat about what they've been watching on Netflix and elsewhere AND how they tackled their post-quarantine house clutter in one day - good times!  Thanks for listening, friends!!

Wine 101 - Part 2 - Episode #72

July 13th, 2020

30:56

The wining continues, as Jeff and Amy dive into tips about wine and other pearls of wisdom to take your wine drinking to the next level.  Cheers, friends!

Wine 101 - Part 1 - Episode #71

June 29th, 2020

30:41

Amy and Jeff are not only drinking wine for this episode, they're talking wine as well!  In part 1, they cover the basics of wine names and styles, …

How to Tell a Great Story - Episode #70

June 22nd, 2020

30:30

Amy and Jeff cover tips to help you become a better storyteller, maybe even a GREAT storyteller.  Did we hook you in yet?  Thanks for listening, friends!

Unsolicited Advice - Part 3 - Episode #69

June 11th, 2020

29:49

This is the final part of Jeff and Amy's discussion of a random list of unsolicited life advice.  Lots of tangents, lots of laughs, and Charlie …

Unsolicited Advice - Part 2 - Episode #68

May 28th, 2020

30:42

In part 2 of this topic, Jeff and Amy continue their discussion of Kevin Kelly's interesting list of life advice. (Bonus: Count the vehicles racing up and down our street during this episode. Didn't they get the memo we …

Unsolicited Advice - Part 1 - Episode #67

May 26th, 2020

30:08

Do you remember the 'Wear Sunscreen' classic from the 90s? This episode focuses on that type of unsolicited life advice. Jeff and Amy discuss a list …

Pandemic Bucket List - Episode #66

May 14th, 2020

30:40

Because this pandemic thing ain't going away anytime soon, Jeff and Amy keep the theme going.  This episode covers 16 things you can jot down to do during the pandemic, or maybe just count how many of these you've …

Post-Pandemic Predictions - Episode #65

May 5th, 2020

30:35

As promised, Amy and Jeff brainstormed on what changes they thought may come about as a result of the ongoing pandemic and spend this episode …

12 Pandemic Mental Health Tips - Episode #64

April 30th, 2020

30:22

Jeff and Amy talk about steps you can take to help support your mental health in general, but especially in the context of the ongoing pandemic. It's okay to not be okay. Thanks for listening, friends!

36 Questions to Fall in Love - Part 3 - Episode #63

April 20th, 2020

30:07

This episode is the final installment of questions to fall in love (or more in love). This covers the last set of 12 questions, which get progressively deeper and more personal in nature. Hope you found this 3-part …

36 Questions to Fall in Love - Part 2 - Episode #62

April 14th, 2020

30:31

In part 2, Jeff is in the driver's seat as he and Amy cover the second set of questions you can ask to fall in love (or more in love). There was a lot of cursing in preparation for this episode, related to challenges …

36 Questions to Fall in Love - Part 1 - Episode #61

April 9th, 2020

30:25

In this episode, Jeff and Amy walk you through various questions you can ask to fall in love (or more in love).  Spend some quality quarantine time getting to know each other a little better.  Have fun, friends!

12 Things We Didn't Think About Pre-Pandemic - Episode #60

March 31st, 2020

30:57

Jeff and Amy continue to chat about the ongoing pandemic, but this time with a focus on the stuff they never really thought much about before COVID-19. Trying to keep things a bit lighter in this episode - complete with …

Pandemic - Volume 3 - Episode #59

March 24th, 2020

30:20

In this latest volume of discussing the ongoing pandemic, Jeff and Amy chat about what they've learned so far from this experience and contemplate …

Pandemic - Volume 2 - Episode #58

March 20th, 2020

30:24

In this episode, Jeff and Amy continue the discussion around the ongoing pandemic and the recent state of emergency called for their province. They …

Pandemic - Volume 1 - Episode #57

March 17th, 2020

30:21

Jeff and Amy talk about what is consuming all of our lives - the ongoing pandemic.  This will likely be the first of many episodes on this topic.  Stay well, be kind, and thanks for listening, friends!      

Biology Facts, with a side of Coronavirus - Episode #56

March 10th, 2020

30:46

Jeff and Amy intended to cover a TON of cool facts about human biology, but got a bit sidetracked with discussing COVID-19 (including tips for …

Tips for a Great Morning - Episode #55

March 3rd, 2020

30:11

Jeff and Amy cover tips on how to get your butt out of bed, have yourself a 'Miracle Morning', and dab your toe in the '5 AM Club'.  Rise and shine!

25 Rapid-Fire Airbnb Tips - Episode #54

February 25th, 2020

30:31

Don't blink or you'll miss a tip! This episode is jam-packed with all you need to know before you book your next Airbnb. Happy travels!

Origin of Common Cocktail Names - Episode #53

February 18th, 2020

30:42

From Moscow Mules to Bloody Caesars, this episode is all about how the names of common cocktails came to be.  So, pour a drink, have a listen, and …

26 Rapid-Fire Facts About The Office - Episode #52

February 11th, 2020

30:26

This episode is all about that amazing show known as, 'The Office'.  If you love the show as much as Jeff and Amy do, you'll be sure to love this episode, which includes some trivia to test your own knowledge.  Enjoy!

Interesting Facts About Valentine's Day - Episode #51

February 4th, 2020

30:05

Jeff and Amy talk about the interesting and somewhat surprising history behind Valentine's Day, including how the heart came to symbolize love and …

Celebrating 50 Episodes - Episode #50

January 28th, 2020

30:06

Join Jeff and Amy as they celebrate recording the 50th episode of InfoQuench! They talk about the experience of podcasting and the highlights along the way. Thanks so much for listening.

20 Ways to Simplify Your Home - Episode #49

January 21st, 2020

30:08

Jeff and Amy chat about little things you can do to simplify your home, because... "Your home should be the antidote to stress, not the cause of it." …

Talking About Etiquette - Part 2 - Episode #48

January 14th, 2020

30:10

In part 2 of this two-parter, Jeff and Amy continue to chat about all things etiquette, including a few odd-ball things those crazy Royals do.  Plus, more fun trivia will be coming your way, courtesy of Jeff.  Enjoy!

Talking About Etiquette - Part 1 - Episode #47

January 7th, 2020

30:12

In this episode, Jeff and Amy chat about all things etiquette - from the dining table to the grocery store.  Plus, check out the brand spankin' new intro and outro for 2020!  Oh, and stay tuned for Part 2 in the next …

Atomic Habits for New Year's Resolutions - Episode #46

December 28th, 2019

30:34

In preparation for your New Year's resolutions, Jeff and Amy chat about changing behaviour using tips from James Clear's book, 'Atomic Habits'.  …

Stuff We're Watching - Episode #45

December 17th, 2019

30:24

Winter is the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch something great on TV.  Jeff and Amy spend this episode chatting about some interesting shows/series/movies they've watched recently.  Happy binge watching!!

15 Ways to Stress Less This Holiday Season - Episode #44

December 10th, 2019

30:13

This episode is full of tips to keep your stress in check, so you can get the most out of the season.
Happy Holidays, Friends!!
Jeff and Amy.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Episode #43

December 3rd, 2019

31:09

Jeff and Amy discuss interesting facts about everyone's favourite Christmas classic, 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'.  Finish out the episode by testing your own knowledge of the movie with some fun trivia!

16 Ways to Disconnect from Work - Episode #42

November 12th, 2019

29:59

This episode is full of ways to help you get disconnected from work at the end of the day, so you can focus on friends and family - you know, the …

15 Things NOT To Do When Travelling - Episode #41

November 5th, 2019

29:55

Jeff and Amy chat about what NOT to do while you're travelling, to stay safe and get the most out of your vacation.  Happy Travels!!

13 Tips to Get a Good Night's Sleep - Episode #40

October 22nd, 2019

30:15

Having trouble getting a decent night's sleep? This episode is for you! Amy and Jeff chat about ways to help you get those important ZZZs to wake up rested and ready to face the day. Sleep tight, friends!

'80s-'90s Flashback - Episode #39

October 15th, 2019

29:53

Join Jeff and Amy on a trip down memory lane as they flashback to the '80s/'90s era. From 'Louie the Lightning Bug' to Popeye Cigarettes, there's sure to be something to trigger feelings of nostalgia. Party on, Wayne!!

23 Must-Dos for Your Fall Bucket List - Episode #38

October 1st, 2019

29:47

This episode is packed with fun, must-do activities to tackle this fall.  Listen, laugh, and make some awesome plans to make this fall the best one yet!

Misheard Song Lyrics - Episode #37

September 24th, 2019

30:01

This episode is all about song lyrics that are commonly misheard, sometimes with hilarious interpretations of the originals.  Laugh along with Jeff and Amy as they go through the list of classics.  Bonus: Countless …

Commonly Mispronounced Words - Episode #36

September 17th, 2019

30:33

Martha Stewart says you eat a "puh-KHAN" and "pee in a can".  Jeff and Amy won't judge what you decide to do with your pecans, but hope you enjoy this chat about commonly mispronounced words.  Things edge on obscene at …

11 Interesting Facts About Hurricanes - Episode #35

September 10th, 2019

30:07

In this episode, Jeff and Amy discuss interesting information about hurricanes in the aftermath of Dorian hitting the region.  Amy also butchers the …

Unique Birthday Traditions - Episode #34

September 3rd, 2019

30:11

In this episode, Amy and Jeff chat about unique traditions to try on your next birthday and also discuss other traditions from around the globe. Make a wish!

How to Talk to Kids about Difficult Topics - Episode #33

August 27th, 2019

29:37

Because the world is full of difficult topics and because kids ask a million questions about everything (a good thing), Amy and Jeff talk about how …

18 Tips for Hotel Stays - Episode #32

August 20th, 2019

30:09

This episode focuses on tips for when your travel plans include a stay in a hotel. From chillin' to freebies, Jeff and Amy cover the full spectrum. …

Mind-Blowing Mnemonics - Episode #31

August 13th, 2019

28:46

Jeff and Amy discuss memory devices and aids to help remember tricky items, some more well known than others. If only there were a mnemonic to remember how to spell mnemonic...

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Part 2 - Episode #30

August 6th, 2019

28:39

In the second part of this episode about Dale Carnegie’s classic book, the focus is on 'Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking'. Amy and …

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Part 1 - Episode #29

July 30th, 2019

28:19

In this episode, Jeff and Amy talk about Dale Carnegie’s classic book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’, with a focus on how to get people …

Origin of Common Sayings - Volume 1 - Episode #28

July 23rd, 2019

29:33

Ever wonder why we say that?  In this episode, Jeff and Amy chat about the origin of everyday sayings (aka idioms), some more surprising than others. Bonuses include carny impersonations and an update on Lyme disease, …

Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Lyme Disease - Episode #27

July 16th, 2019

29:39

Covering everything from symptoms to prevention, Amy and Jeff discuss lots of need-to-know information about Lyme disease. Scary stuff, but knowledge is power, right? Stay safe friends! 

Correction around origin of …

Catching up with Jeff and Amy - Volume 1 - Episode #26

July 9th, 2019

28:47

The title is not misleading... This episode is about Jeff and Amy, including an announcement about a recent change in their lives. You'll have to listen to find out! 

A Canadian Invented That - Episode #25

July 2nd, 2019

30:28

In honour of Canada Day, Jeff and Amy celebrate Canadian innovation in this episode by highlighting the many awesome inventions that originated in …

Tipping Tidbits - Episode #24

June 25th, 2019

30:10

Amy and Jeff chat about various practices and philosophies around the sometimes controversial topic of tipping. From restaurants and spas, to who and how much, the conversation covers a lot of ground, including a …

Test Your Knowledge of Acronyms - Episode #23

June 18th, 2019

30:19

See how your knowledge of acronyms stacks up against Jeff's, from backronyms to words you may not have even realized were acronyms.  Bonuses include Amy's struggle with pronouncing "laconic" (whatever that means), …

Every Wonder Why? Volume One - Episode #22

June 11th, 2019

29:58

Jeff and Amy discuss everyday things you may have wondered about. From snooze alarms to Teddy Bears, this episode is chock-full of useless …

25 Must-Dos for Your Summer Bucket List - Episode #21

June 4th, 2019

30:01

This episode is full of awesome must-do activities to tackle this summer.  Bonus content from Jeff is too plentiful to list, so just have a listen, …

Drop the Guilt of Reality TV, Part Two - Episode #20

May 28th, 2019

29:57

Amy and Jeff continue their discussion of reality TV with a focus on the secrets of this popular genre. They cover the origins of reality television, …

16 Ways to Get Unstuck - Episode #19

May 21st, 2019

29:46

Feeling like you're in a bit of a rut? Jeff and Amy give tips on things to try to keep life fresh or at the very least make it a little less boring. Give one of these tips a go and break out of your usual routine - you …

Stuff Our Moms Taught Us - Episode #18

May 14th, 2019

29:20

In celebration of Mother's Day, Jeff and Amy dedicated this episode to discussing all of the great stuff their moms have taught them and the …

Vacationing 101 - Where to go? - Episode #17

May 7th, 2019

30:05

This is the first in a series of 'Vacationing 101' episodes that will provide tips for planning an amazing vacation from start to finish. In this episode, Amy and Jeff cover how to decide where to go in this big, …

Drop the Guilt of Reality TV, Part One - Episode #16

April 30th, 2019

29:39

This episode focuses on one of Jeff and Amy's guilty pleasures - Reality TV.  From Survivor to the Bachelor, they discuss why they're drawn to the genre, opinions from critics, and surprising benefits of watching other …

17 Rapid-Fire Tips for Dining Out with Kids - Episode #15

April 23rd, 2019

29:00

Amy and Jeff provide a ton of tips (actually, exactly 17 tips) that will change the way you dine out with your kids. Or, you could just re-enact the …

Tips for Planning Weddings and Other Events - Episode #14

April 16th, 2019

28:44

Amy draws from her experience in event management to provide tips for planning a wedding or any other event you have in the works. Bonus: See if you can figure out what Jeff was trying to say about picking an event …

Latest Netflix Finds - April 2019 - Episode #13

April 9th, 2019

27:23

Jeff and Amy chat about a few of their latest finds on Netflix from multiple genres and attempt to avoid spoilers in the process.

Tips for Helping Those in Hospital - Episode #12

April 2nd, 2019

28:14

Ever struggle with how to help when someone is in the hospital? Whether you or someone you know has a loved one in the hospital, or if you're just planning to visit a friend, Jeff and Amy offer ideas for practical, …

Random Everyday Tips - Episode #11

March 26th, 2019

30:03

From bananas to baby wipes and countless tangents in between, the only thing all of the tips discussed have in common is that they work! Plus, a special treat as Jeff’s rum & coke provides the musical score for this …

Wrapping Up Tidying Up - Episode #10

March 19th, 2019

29:51

Komono (misc. stuff) and sentimental items are the last two categories we're tackling to finish up Marie Kondo's Tidying Up process with the KonMari method. Bonus: Storage tips for organizing all that remains.

 

10 Tips for Raising Polite Kids - Episode #9

March 12th, 2019

27:41

Beyond “please” and “thank you”, in this episode Jeff and Amy talk about manners and raising polite kids... or at least their attempt to do so. 

Tidying Up Paper - Episode #8

March 5th, 2019

20:46

All the paper! In this episode, Jeff and Amy discuss how to purge this category of clutter from your home once and for all using Marie Kondo’s tips from her book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’.

24 Rapid-Fire Tips for All-Inclusive Resorts - Episode #7

February 26th, 2019

31:30

It’s the land of ice and snow in Atlantic Canada and many are fleeing the scene for warmer temps down South. Jeff and Amy offer quick tips for your all-inclusive vacation.

Tidying Up Books - Episode #6

February 20th, 2019

20:13

Time to tackle the book category with the KonMari method. Jeff and Amy talk about how they pared down their collection and offer tips on how to deal …

Records 101 - Episode #5

February 12th, 2019

28:23

Jeff gets an episode focused on his number one passion, RECORDS, with tips for the beginner vinyl collector. Bonus: Find out which word Jeff misuses …

Tidying Up Clothing - Episode #4

February 6th, 2019

33:57

This episode focuses on tackling clothing clutter using the KonMari method of tidying up. Jeff and Amy discuss the steps they used in the process and level up in the art of podcasting tangents.

8 Travel Tips to Stay Organized and Safe - Episode #3

February 1st, 2019

25:19

(Note: Audio quality improves significantly by episode 4) In this episode, we'll talk about how to pack, what to pack, easy ways to stay organized, and tips to help keep you and your family safe while travelling abroad. …

7 Things We Learned from Marie Kondo - Episode #2

January 31st, 2019

19:09

(Note: Audio quality improves significantly by episode 4) Tidying Up is the new binge favourite on Netflix! We KonMaried our home after reading Marie Kondo's book a few years back and in this episode we'll talk about …

Between the Sheets with Jeff and Amy - Episode #1

January 31st, 2019

20:06

(Note: Audio quality improves significantly by episode 4) In this inaugural episode... Why you shouldn't make your bed, the rules of sheets, …

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