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Our Kid's Asleep

37 EpisodesProduced by J. Alejandro & MaddieWebsite

Once the kid's in bed and parent duty is complete, J. and Maddie finally sit down over a glass of wine on a mission to toast in favor of three topics including current events, entertainment reviews of new stuff and old stuff, as well as pop culture debacles! This is what happens when tired parents t… read more

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OKA 36 - Mrs. Maisel, Circe, and The Invention of Lying

February 20th, 2020

54:07

It's go time:

OKA35 - Date Nights, Clustercaucused in Iowa, The Mandalorian

February 11th, 2020

1:06:18

Behold, the following stuff!

  • The healing properties of date nights for married people. Real grown-ass person stuff.

  • You've been Caucused: The …

OKA34 - Sam and Austin Came to Visit! Movies, Tech, and Friendship!

January 17th, 2020

1:17:43

Hi folks!

Special Episode Time! We were fortunate to see our friends Sam and Austin on their Wyoming break from life in Iowa! We got to hear what …

OKA33 - The Butchering Art, Christmas Movies, New Years Resolutions

January 1st, 2020

1:04:00

Happy New Year folks!

On this go round, we discuss The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris. An insanely savage book about Joseph lister and the …

Happy Holidays!

December 26th, 2019

1:55

Just a quick message for you on this Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

Find out more at https://oka.pinecast.co

OKA31 - Disney Plus is Here! Schitt's Creek Withdrawal and Gratitude

November 27th, 2019

33:44

Hi Folks!

On this Thanksgiving week, we cover the glorious arrival of Disney Plus and all of its entertainment bounty, including first episodes of …

OKA30 - Ocean's Eleven, Uplifting News Recap, Concert Plans

November 13th, 2019

41:37

Hi all!

Here's a weekday talk about all kinds of stuff:

How about a throwback to the early 2000s chatting about Steven Soderbergh's superior remake of Ocean's Eleven. We spoil the hell out of this one, so if you …

OKA29 - The Little Mermaid, Politickin', This Darn Halloween Candy

November 6th, 2019

56:59

Hey folks,

We begin a celebration of Disney's The Little Mermaid with a slight prologue about Bullet Journaling.

This joyful profane segment was …

OKA28 - Stephen King's The Institute, This Ukraine Debacle, The Nightmare Before Xmas! (Movie Blurb)

October 23rd, 2019

50:23

Hi folks!

Just in the nick of time, we got our podcast episode in! Very proud of ourselves, much wow:

Madd could not wait to share some thoughts on …

OKA27 - Casper Spotlight, The Omen Blurb, Uplifting News, Finally!

October 16th, 2019

51:00

Wow, hi folks!

Happy to be back as we celebrated Madd's birthday this weekend!

In honor of the little adventures we had this weekend, we thought to …

OKA 26 - Tom Segura Show, Headlines Recap, Kubrick vs King (The Shining Blurb)

October 10th, 2019

1:02:02

Hi there, Here's what we have going on in this episode:

Tom Segura: We had the pleasure of watching the water champ/comedian Tommy Bunz at the Buell in Denver and we laughed, cried, and cringed.

We looked at top news …

OKA25 - Bill Burr's Paper Tiger, Headlines Rundown, Spooky IT Chapter One

September 18th, 2019

44:26

Okay here we go!

On this episode, we'd like to share our first reaction to Bill Burr's hilarious new comedy special, Paper Tiger.

We try the Reddit News Headlines Recap under a time crunch, and Maddie gives us some …

OKA24 - Thoughts on Two Towers (LOTR), The News Recap, An Email Exchange

September 11th, 2019

49:52

Here we go, let's talk about three things:

On this one, we go back to the beginning of the millennium when the Lord of the Rings trilogy came out and everything changed. We share some thoughts on Two Towers, because as …

OKA23 - Mrs. Maisel, Reddit Headlines, Habits, Disney's Old Aladdin

September 5th, 2019

57:26

Hello folks!

Here we have an interesting episode where we talk about two things and then some:

First off, we discuss Amazon's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

OKA22 - Oyster Ridge Music Fest, Andrew Yang, Queer Eye Best Show Ever

August 14th, 2019

49:19

Happy Wednesday! OKA brings you today:

The marvel and wonder that is Wyoming's musical gem and best kept secret, The Oyster Ridge Music Festival. Great fun, outstanding talent from across the country, and the kindest …

OKA21 - Profanity, Crazy Rich Asians & Always Be My Maybe, Trump vs The Squad, The Sandlot

August 10th, 2019

48:35

Episode 21 coming at ya!

On this one, we get a profanity prologue because J has a crisis about swears and whether they are a weapon of language or a …

OKA20 - Milestone Episode feat. Steve, Teresa, & B-Rad

July 24th, 2019

1:12:08

We made it to Episode 20!

Here's what it sounds like when friends come over! We're lucky to have had Steve, Teresa, and Brad come over and celebrate the 20th episode with us in this low-key conversation about Steve's …

OKA19 - The Great Social Media Blackout, HBO's Chernobyl, Tenacious D

June 30th, 2019

1:15:28

Hi folks, it's been a while! We want to talk about three things:

It's FOMO time! J goes on an intermittent social media blackout and we discuss the …

OKA18 - Brenda in the Big City - A Special Interview

June 14th, 2019

37:38

On this episode, we catch up with J's sister, Brenda Zamora Check out her latest updates on IG!. We discuss the horrible traffic, what it's like for a Wyoming transplant trying to thrive in the big city, and her latest …

OKA17 - Ramy, Effing Seatbelts, Foo Fighters Throwback

June 5th, 2019

55:00

For crying out loud, we're back!

We tried to stay away from the Alabama abortion bill but we could not help it.

Our reaction to the most excellent …

OKA16 - Tiny Houses on Amazon, Knock Down the House

May 22nd, 2019

37:26

Hello folks!

Life got in the way for us last week and we just weren't able to share our podcast until today, so this week gets two episodes!

On …

OKA15 - Teresa's Top 5 Films, Drinks and Disarray with Special Guests

May 8th, 2019

51:14

A milestone episode!

On this one, we are joined by not one, but three guests! Friends of the pod Teresa and Brad came over for dinner and discuss Teresa's Top 5 Films! Catty G joins us from the living room couch and a …

OKA14 - Get Smart, Civility in Iowa, Throwback to Coachella

May 1st, 2019

1:07:41

On this one, we wanted to toast to something lighthearted in light of recent tragedies around the world: Let's have a laugh with Get Smart, with the great Steve Carell doing what he does best.

Then we cover a little …

OKA13 - Ryan's Toy Review, It's Mueller Time II, Beyonce on Netflix

April 24th, 2019

54:59

Let's see if we're gonna tink glasses to these topics:

Ryan's Toy Review: a celebration of consumerism. Does everyone want to become a youtuber?

The Mueller Report Released! First reactions about the madness of Barr's …

OKA12 - Capturing the Unicorn, Schitt's Creek, That Acoustic 90s Playlist on Spotify

April 17th, 2019

45:25

Welcome to Our Kid's Asleep! 3 Things to possibly toast to:

  • Capturing the Unicorn. Richard Preston's account of "The Unicorn Tapestries" and the …

OKA11 - Mad About Bridges, Touchy Biden, Great Book Finds and PEN15

April 10th, 2019

43:00

Here we go!

Maddie and I find ourselves enraged at the complete lack of investment in our country's infrastructure. Specifically, neglected bridges are the cause of our ire on this one.

Shortly thereafter, we grapple …

OKA10 - Billie Eilish Album, Single Men Troubles, Into the Spiderverse

April 3rd, 2019

59:20

Welcome to the show where we talk about three things and decide on toasting our wine glasses to it or not. "Tinks" all around!

On this go round we chat about the new Billie Eilish Album, and the feeling you get when …

OKA9 - Positive Stories vs Nonstop Breaking News, Mueller Time, Asteroid Fever of 98

March 27th, 2019

39:04

This week, on our way to talk about some FBI report, Maddie and J wonder why the hell we don't get enough positive stories to counter the alarmist news reporting these days.

Finding Positive Stories vs Nonstop …

OKA8 - Documentary Now!, My Favorite Murder, Beto Runs, The Day After Tomorrow

March 20th, 2019

46:40

How did we go without Documentary Now!??

Maddie discovers My Favorite Murder podcast.

Beto decides to run right into a congested landscape of …

OKA7 - Go find your Baklava, Old Man signs Bibles, MI2 Action Movie Extravaganza!

March 13th, 2019

44:19

On Episode 7, J & Maddie remind themselves to leave the house, get out of their comfort zones and try new things. We also cover President Orange …

OKA6 - The Flu, Black Panther, Dental Care

March 6th, 2019

20:16

We're still recovering from the flu, so this will be a fairly quick one. We discuss The Flu, the Marvel film Black Panther, and the perks of dental hygiene. Also WE FINALLT HAVE A THEME SHOW!

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OKA5 - Ted Bundy, Toxic Men, Balto, Bernie Runs Again!

February 25th, 2019

1:13:14

Thanks to sparkling wine, we get talking about the Netflix doc "The Ted Bundy Tapes" as well as toxic men in the spotlight, the animated masterpiece Balto, and the great news that Bernie Sanders is running again! Lots …

OKA4 - Catty G Talks Tik Tok / Tidying Up on Netflix

February 21st, 2019

1:00:57

This time around, we welcome to the living room friend of the show and expert on internet things, Catty G: Twitch Streamer extraordinaire. We discuss an app we didn't know existed called Tik Tok, and Tidying Up with …

OKA3 - Christina P and standup comedy, stupidity at gas stations, The Great British Baking Show

February 13th, 2019

45:36

This time around, we talk about our quick trip to Denver to see Christina P at Comedy Works, as well as the balancing act of being a standup comedian in this day and age. We also cover the insanity of gassing up one's …

OKA2 - Madd's 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Andy King Memes, New shout-out line for your messages!

February 7th, 2019

41:41

The cats were jerks and ruined the opening of the show, but here we are! On today's episode, we chat about Maddie's 30 Day Yoga Challenge coming to a …

OKA1 - Naming the podcast, Fyre Fest Docs & Oscar Reactions

February 7th, 2019

42:59

This is J. and Maddie. Welcome to our living room as we get our act together and settle on a podcast name, we try to make sense of the beautiful …

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