The Complete Guide to Everything

385 EpisodesProduced by Tim Daniels and Tom Reynolds

A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedi… read more

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April 21st, 2019


Brother can you share… a ride? This week we’re talking all about Lyft, Uber and all the other companies that offer ways to share rides in exchange for money. We’ll tell you how to use these services while only feeling …


April 14th, 2019


Mayonnaise, nature's wettest condiment, can be a pretty divisive topic. People either love it or they hate it. Or they think it's okay. Anyway, this week we're talking all about that white goo you put on your …


April 7th, 2019


What is this, amateur hour? It is when you’re singing karaoke! This week we’re talking all about the thing that people either really love or really hate: singing on-stage to a weird MIDI backing track while a bunch of …


March 31st, 2019


Everyone wants to write a book, but nobody knows how! Well, some people do and one of them happens to be Tom, one of the hosts of this very podcast. In this episode, we talk about the writing process, give some tips …

Smartphone Etiquette

March 24th, 2019


Hey! Get off your damn phone! It’s rude! Oh, you’re using it to listen to this podcast? Ahhh, that’s fine then. Actually, pop out those headphones, …


March 18th, 2019


Have you heard about the hot new craze? Grown-ups riding scooters! The next billion-dollar tech industry tomfoolery involves motorized city scooters …


March 3rd, 2019


Look, we're not drugs people but this week we're talking about something drugs-adjacent, so be cool. CBD, which is derived from dirty filthy drugs, …


February 17th, 2019


Hey listen up, libraries aren't just for bookworms anymore! They have VHS tapes, CDs and sometimes video games. Sure, the librarians will shush you …


February 11th, 2019


In today’s mixed-up, topsy-turvy, herky-jerky world sometimes it’s important to take a minute and give your gosh dang brain a break. That’s where meditation comes in. This week we’re talking about all of it. …

BONUS - Books: The Podcast Episode 1

February 7th, 2019


In the premiere episode of Books: The Podcast, we kick things off with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Tim teaches Tom all about the bond market, the Great War and how during the Roarin' Twenties it was …

Keeping Warm

February 3rd, 2019


It's cold outside and everyone is losing their dang minds. Well, great news! We have the perfect solution to the cold weather: warmth. This week …

The Sopranos

January 28th, 2019


What in the gabagool!?! That’s right, this week we’re talking all about the show that turns 20 years old this week and changed television forever: …

Instant Pot

January 20th, 2019


The Instant Pot is the hottest new kitchen gadget for lazy people, which is right in our wheelhouse. This week we're talking about cooking your own food in weird new ways, and reveal too much about our horrible diets.

Sully (Episode 500)

January 14th, 2019


It’s our 500th episode and what better way to celebrate than having two heroes (Tim and Tom) pay tribute to another hero, Captain Chesley Burnett …

Getting Organized

January 6th, 2019


It's a new year, so it's a perfect opportunity to get organized! Look, I don't want to talk out of school here, but a lot of us have been talking, …

2018 Year in Review

December 31st, 2018


Another year, another installment of The Completies, an annual awards show that we have done many, many times before. This year we give out some awards for TV shows and movies we liked and complain about news anchors …

Wrapping Gifts

December 24th, 2018


It's the holiday season and that means we have to give people gifts, which kinda stinks. But we all know the worst part is wrapping those gifts. This …

Christmas Movies

December 17th, 2018


Christmastime is here. Time to watch some Christmas movies. This week we go over Rotten Tomatoes incredibly suspect list of the top 50 Christmas movies of all time. We talk Home Alone, we talk Muppets, we talk Batman, …

Gift Giving Etiquette

December 9th, 2018


It's the holiday season, so that means giving and receiving gifts, which sounds pretty easy but can sometimes be complex because nobody actually …


December 3rd, 2018


Dogs! Everyone’s favorite four-legged friends. But what do we really know about them? It turns out that we know a lot and we discuss that this week. From the depressing origin of the phrase “raining like cats and dogs” …

King Kong The Musical

November 25th, 2018


We took a field trip to Broadway this week, to visit the biggest ape in the world: King Kong. There was singing, dancing and a big puppet, so needless to say we were intrigued. Also, they were selling very expensive …

Stan Lee

November 19th, 2018


This week, a tribute to Stan “The Man” Lee. Co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, …

Las Vegas

November 11th, 2018


As the swingers in the famous movie The Swingers said, "Las Vegas, baby!" That's what we're talking about this week because Tom went to Vegas and has bravely decided to break the law and disclose what happened there. …

Red Dead Redemption 2

November 5th, 2018


Red Dead Redemption 2. The third Red Dead game, and the prequel to Red Dead Redemption 1. Confusing? Yes. That’s why you need to listen to this …


October 29th, 2018


As we conclude Halloween Month, we take a look at the original scary dude, Dracula. And even though you think doing research on Dracula would be fun …

Fright Fest

October 21st, 2018


Halloween Month continues to bring thrills and chills, and this week we’re leaning heavily on the thrills part. Tim and Tom go to Six Flags: Great …


October 14th, 2018


Halloween Month continues this week with a look at one of history's greatest monsters, Frankenstein. "But Frankenstein is the doctor, not the monster," you say, trying to be clever. Well guess what, pal? We were talking …

Trick or Treating

October 7th, 2018


Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good… to listen to? Well, you’re in luck because this week’s episode is a humdinger all about trick …


October 1st, 2018


The two of us can't get enough meats, cheeses and prepared salads. And that's why we spend most of our times in delis. This week we're talking about what makes delis so dang delicious.

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September 23rd, 2018


Tipping. Gratuity. A means to show “gratitude” through the universal language of cold, hard cash. This week we’re talking all about tipping. How to …

The Predator

September 17th, 2018


The Predator is a vicious alien that hunts people for sport and that Tom loves talking about. This week we discuss the Predator franchise, but mostly …


September 9th, 2018


Macrowaves? NO! Microwaves! They’re a type of wave that can kinda cook food or make it hot at least and they’re what we’re talking about this week. Like most episodes, this is another one where we just can’t stop …

Netflix 2: More Netflix

September 3rd, 2018


If you thought we covered everything there was to know about Netflix on last week's episode, you're dead wrong. (Mostly because we just talked about Blockbuster Video for the most part.) This week we're talking more …


August 26th, 2018


We’re talking Netflix baby! Actually we talk a lot about Blockbuster video too, but Blockbuster can’t compete with the newest idea: DVDs in the mail! They’ve also got this crazy idea about streaming video that might …


August 19th, 2018


We bet you think salads are just boring bowls of lettuce and other stuff you'd never want to eat under normal circumstances. And guess what? You're wrong. Well, half wrong. This week we're talking about all the …


August 12th, 2018


This week we’re talking all about walking… FAST that is. That’s right: running. You’ve heard about it, you’ve thought about it, you’ve maybe even seen other people doing it and thought: hey, that looks like fun but …

Tom Cruise

August 5th, 2018


Is Tom Cruise the world's greatest movie star? You bet your butt he is, and this week we're talking about his movies, his magnetic personality and …

Bar Trivia (Pub Quizzes)

July 29th, 2018


Imagine going to a place to drink and instead being bombarded with questions. Welcome to the world of Bar Trivia, aka Pub Quizzes.

The Current Political Climate

July 22nd, 2018


Look, we're not gonna sugarcoat it: considering the state of affairs in the world today, we need to talk about some serious stuff. This week we delve …


July 15th, 2018


Security breach! Security breach! Haha, just kidding! This week we're talking all about how to keep things secure. Look, we both had different ideas …

Heat Waves

July 8th, 2018


It's hot outside! We're talking about all the things: how to beat the heat, what kind of fans exist and stuff that happens in pools. Also, Tom tells …


July 2nd, 2018


Bing! Pow! Kabloey! You guessed it, this week we’re talking about fireworks. With the Fourth of July right around the corner, you need to know how to …

Movie Theaters

June 24th, 2018


There are lots of different types of movie theaters, and in this episode we discuss some of 'em! We also talk about MoviePass, the perils of popcorn and brushing your teeth at work. (That last thing doesn't have much to …


June 17th, 2018


Roll the dice! Spin the wheel! Pull the lever! That’s right, it’s casino time. The most depressing places on earth can sometimes also be the most …

Jurassic Park

June 11th, 2018


In anticipation of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we're looking back at the movie that started it all (well, if you ask Tom he claims the book is better): 1993's Jurassic Park.

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June 3rd, 2018


Grifts! Confidence Tricks! Long cons! Short cons! It’s all covered to varying degrees this week and Tim reveals the titles of the 11 movies he’s seen.

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May 28th, 2018


It's that time of year again, when we welcome a new crop of grads to the world. This week, Tim and Tom talk graduation ceremonies, the graduation …

Royal Wedding: Prince Hank Edition

May 20th, 2018


This week we’re talking all about the royals. Kings, queens, princes, princesses, all of that nonsense because guess what: one of them is getting …

Life Problems

May 14th, 2018


It's another week of Tim & Tom Solve Your Problems! Listeners sent in their problems and we're gonna solve 'em!

This episode is sponsored by …

Romantic Problems

May 6th, 2018


This week we’re concentrating 100% on solving the romance problems of our listeners, because we’re good listeners. And answerers.

This episode is …


April 30th, 2018


Lunch: the ol' second meal of the day that people can't seem to get enough of. This week, we're digging in on lunch. Also, Tom receives a birthday …

A Primer to Avengers: Infinity War

April 22nd, 2018


The end of an era is almost upon us as Marvel’s Phase 3 comes to the beginning of the end with Avengers: Infinity War. This week we’re offering a valuable primer to anyone who does know their Spider-Man from their …


April 16th, 2018


Tom loves this video game Fortnite Battle Royale so much that he insisted on talking about it for an hour. So that's what we're doing this week.

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French Fries

April 8th, 2018


Whether you call them French Fries, Freedom Fries, chips or just potatoes, this week they’re what we’re talking about. Tim gives his top 11 tops of French Fries, we discuss the various toppings available and Tom issues …

Steven Spielberg

April 2nd, 2018


We devote an episode to celebrating the work of Steven Spielberg, a dreamer of dreams, on the eve of the most anticipated film of his career. So sit back, relax and prepare to learn all about Jaws and the rest from two …

Toys R Us: RIP

March 26th, 2018


Et tu, Geoffrey? This week we’re talking about everyone’s favorite toy store being shut down, as well as a discussion of liquidating vs. liquifying. …

March Madness

March 19th, 2018


Helloooooo basketball fans! This week, a couple of basketballers will tell you the best way to fill out your March Madness brackets, and explain the …


March 11th, 2018


This week we're talking all about the 50th state: Hawaii. It's a place Tim recently went to without inviting Tom where he almost died numerous times. In this episode we forget to talk about Don Ho, a mistake that will …

Universal Studios

March 5th, 2018


Hooray for Hollywood! That's kind of our unofficial motto around here, and this week we finally make good on it.

Tim recounts his recent trip to …

Oscars 2018

February 26th, 2018


It's time once again for the stars to come out in Hollywood! This week we're talking about The Oscars themselves, who will win and who will go home …


February 19th, 2018


Learn about hotels from two jet setters who have stayed at their share of swanky places, believe me. From Motel 6 to the Ritz Carlton, we cover it all and even offer a free continental breakfast (ha ha, just kidding). …


February 12th, 2018


Valentines Day is right around the corner, so we’re here just in time to tell you all about how to be very romantic. Also, an update on the plan to start sending all of our garbage into outer space.


February 5th, 2018


We all love tea, right? A little bit of the ol' leaves in water? Well, steep yourself a cup, strap in and listen to two tea fans talk tea. From green …


January 29th, 2018


Wanna get rich? Then sit back and let us tell you the fastest, easiest way to get richer than you ever imagined: CRYPTOCURRENCY. This week we blab about bitcoin and blockchain, and Tom details how the crypto boom is …

Driving Etiquette

January 22nd, 2018


Learn all about the rules of the road from two ol’ road warriors who themselves are Master Drivers.. There’s also a discussion of the plot of the hot …

Fad Diets

January 15th, 2018


Looking to lose a bunch of weight without doing any work? Great news! It's totally possible. There are these things called "fad diets" that work like a charm. You can tell because we've tried a few and we're in great …


January 8th, 2018


He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! This week we’re talking about Tom’s favorite muscular hunk from when he was a child. Also, Tim gives his …


December 31st, 2017


PRO TIP: Start listening to this episode on December 31st at 11:46:08 to ring in the New Year with us!

Join us as we say goodbye to 2017, and welcome 2018 which is sure to be much better. We'll give you some things to …

UFOs and The Pentagon: A Christmas Spectacular

December 25th, 2017


This week our colleagues at the New York Times blow the lid off of a secret Pentagon program investigating Unidentified Flying Objects and we’re here …


December 18th, 2017


Snakes! Some people love 'em, some people hate 'em, but we can all agree on one thing: those things sure can slither! This week we discuss all things …

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

December 11th, 2017


Looking for something for everyone on your list? Well you've come to the right place, as long as what you're looking for is one of the handful of …


December 4th, 2017


These boys are bonkers for Broadway! This week Tim and Tom discuss all the Broadway shows they've seen, including Tim's recent trip to Hamilton, the …

Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems Whether You Want Them To or Not

November 27th, 2017


Tom has a crappy week this week where he breaks bones, has the mailman ring his doorbell close to the Witching Hour itself, and gets ripped off on a Bigfoot documentary. Then the guys decide to spend an hour of their …

Justice League

November 20th, 2017


Apparently, some of the most popular superheroes–including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman–have gotten together and made a movie! This week we'll …


November 13th, 2017


This week we’re Talkin’ Tacos with Tim and Tom. You’ll hear all about the saddest meal Tom’s ever made, the Top Ten Tacos Tips and Toppings, and Tom’s off-brand Pac-Man sheets.

Super Mario

November 6th, 2017


Nintendo's main dude Mario has a new game out, and we're talkin' about it. But if you think we're just gonna cover Super Mario Odyssey, you're so wrong it's pathetic. From Donkey Kong to the Super Mario Brothers Super …


October 30th, 2017


The final terrifying week of Oct-BOO-SCARE, the scariest month of the year. Before we talk scary though, bring your kids in the room to hear Tim’s tale of seeing the gang from Sesame Street out in the real world. Then …

Halloween Costumes

October 23rd, 2017


Every year people dress up in costumes for Halloween, but nobody knows why. That mystery goes unsolved in this episode, but we do talk about costumes …

Men in Black (Myths & Legends)

October 16th, 2017


This week, another installment of Myths & Legends: Men in Black. Tim has trouble differentiating fantasy (the Men in Black movies) with reality (the men in black who visit people after UFO sightings and are aliens, …

Robbing A Bank

October 8th, 2017


Nobody should ever rob a bank. Let's get that out of the way. That includes you, dear listener. But the sad truth is that there are some sickos out …

Whole Foods

October 1st, 2017


Hey, HOLD the foods? I don’t think so! That’s right, you’ve guessed it, this week we’re talking about Whole Foods. The latest acquisition from …

Sunday Roast

September 25th, 2017


This week we’re back from the United Kingdom having conquered one of Tim’s biggest fears: Sunday Roast. We’ve finally been to one and have a lot of thoughts about them, which we talked about into microphones and …

2017 Fall TV Preview

September 18th, 2017


“Hey, what’s on the boob tube?” That’s the question on everybody’s mind this time of year, and luckily you have Tim and Tom to guide you through the new fall TV offerings. With the help of a little website called TV …

Potato Chips

September 10th, 2017


Whether you call them chips or crisps, these things are delicious. This week we're talking about it all: different flavors of chips, history of chips and those weird low-fat chips that made oil seep out of your butt. 

Van Life (aka #vanlife)

September 4th, 2017


Living in a van is no longer considered hitting absolute rock bottom and we're gonna talk about it. This is also Tim's last episode as a single man …

Saved By The Bell

August 27th, 2017


Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jesse, Lisa and Screech (and to a lesser extent, Tori) are the teens who inspired a generation to go to school, eat hamburgers …

Sonic The Hedgehog

August 20th, 2017


This week we're talking about one of the fastest hedgehogs around, Sonic. He's everybody's favorite little ring-collecting blue guy to draw …

The Sun

August 14th, 2017


Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. That’s right, we’re talking about The Sun. That big ol’ ball o’ fire way up there in the sky. How high up …


August 7th, 2017


We all love food, but what about all that stuff we put on our food that isn't quite food, but makes the food we love even better? Yes, that's right, clearly we're talking about condiments. What are condiments? Which …

Road Trips

July 30th, 2017


This week we’re talking all about the road! More specifically, taking trips on it. What makes a trip a road trip as opposed to just a regular trip? …

Christopher Nolan

July 24th, 2017


This week we talk about our good friend Chris Nolan and the movies he's made, in a rare insider's look at Hollywood (Tinseltown). Also, Tom discusses …

How To Disappear

July 16th, 2017


Interested in leaving your old life behind for a life on the run, like friends of the show D.B. Cooper and Whitey Bulger? We'll tell you how. But …

Teen Fads 2017

July 10th, 2017


Wanna learn about today's hottest new teen fads? Great news! Two men in their mid-30s are here to explain everything you need to know about fidget …

iPhone 10th Anniversary

July 3rd, 2017


The iPhone came out 10 years ago, and boy oh boy, what a long strange trip it's been. This week we discuss the origins of the iPhone, our memories of its announcement and the way it changed the world around us. We also …

Ron Howard

June 25th, 2017


This week we’re talking about the name on everyone’s lips in Tinseltown: Little Ronnie Howard. He’s not Opie anymore, he’s a big time Hollywood …


June 18th, 2017


This week we're talking plants, and not the kind that the government puts in place to keep an eye on you. We also solve a problem from an accidental …


June 12th, 2017


Tim has returned from a trip to Europe, and boy does he want to talk about the airports he flew into and out of. But first we discuss bringing suits to dry cleaners and try to make sense of the novelty t-shirts of the …

Personal Hygiene

June 4th, 2017


Toothbrushing, showering, deodorant, when will it end? This week we're talking about the stuff you have to do to participate in polite society, …

Wonder Woman

May 28th, 2017


This week we're talking about Wonder Woman, the star of the brand new movie called "Wonder Woman." Tom explains the origins of the character and Tim asks a bunch of dumb questions. But first, they talk about Broadway …

Fake Meat

May 22nd, 2017


In the interest of equal time, this week we’re talking about fake meat. Not just your grandpa’s veggie patties either. To hell with your grandpa’s veggie burgers actually. We’re talking veggie burgers that bleed baby! …


May 14th, 2017


Listen to two beefy dudes chew the fat about meat. From Tim's tales of his time working at a butcher shop to Tom's list of the best meats, we cover …


May 7th, 2017


This week Tom discusses the problems he’s having with his home life and Tim talks about his desire to sleep outside.Also we talk about laundromats, …


May 1st, 2017


LET'S TALK TOILETS! This week Tom is very excited to talk about toilets for some reason, and Tim graciously lets him do so, for a very long time. We …

Board Games

April 24th, 2017


Board games, sometimes known as “bored games” are games you play when you are bored. But what qualifies as a board game? Are cards a board game? What are the best board games? All of these questions and more are …


April 17th, 2017


This week we're talking about Elon Musk's electric car company Tesla, which we think is really great despite the fact that neither of us can afford …

Fast Casual Dining

April 10th, 2017


This week we talk about Elon Musk sending two knuckleheads to the moon before getting to the heart of the matter: the difference between quick serve restaurants, fast casual dining, and fine dining. Along the way we …


April 2nd, 2017


This week we're talking about the teen TV show sensation, Riverdale. It's a show about cool teens based on a comic about lame teens, and resident …

Yet Another Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems

March 27th, 2017


This week we decide to give back. That’s right, it’s yet another episode where all we do is solve your dang problems. We solve problems relating but …

Scams with Dan Deacon (LIVE)

March 20th, 2017


We did a live episode in Austin, Texas during SXSW with our good friend Dan Deacon! It was ostensibly about "scams" but things went off the rails and got weird very quickly. Among other things, we talk about gross …

Logan / Wolverine

March 12th, 2017


This week we’re talking about a man so famous they made an entire movie about him. The movie and man in question? Logan, aka Wolverine. Also this …


March 6th, 2017


Hats. We all wear 'em but what do we REALLY know about them? This week we're talkin' all things hats, including unveiling our official, scientific list of Top Ten Hats.


February 27th, 2017


This week we're talking all about the latest discovery from NASA and it ain't that girls go to Jupiter to get more stupider. It's that there's a bunch of planets nearby that we totally didn't even notice until just now. …


February 20th, 2017


This week, because it's Presidents' Day, we're talking about American presidents. There's no way this could go off the rails, right? Also, we talk …

Looney Tunes

February 13th, 2017


Looney Tunes! Merry Melodies! They're two different things! That's just one of the many thing you'll learn in this episode. Granted, we don't discuss what the differences are but it's been a long week, what do you want …


February 6th, 2017


Want to know more about the hottest app all the kids are using? You've come to the right place! Listen to two men in their 30s try to explain Snapchat. Also: Tom has a soup-related announcement, we have questions about …


January 30th, 2017


The episode that everyone has been asking for: Soup. Nature's wettest food. Is it really just food mixed with water, or something more? You'll find out all about that and MORE in this week's episode.

The Circus

January 23rd, 2017


This week we talk about the most important thing in the news right now: the end of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. But that's not all: we talk about clowns, we talk about elephants, we talk about …

Food Network

January 16th, 2017


This week we're talking about everyone's favorite TV channel to put on when they can't find anything to watch that isn't HGTV, that's right the Food Network. Tim tries to understand what the plot of Cooks vs. Cons is …

Becoming A Vegetarian

January 8th, 2017


In this episode, Tim talks about his recent decision to stop eating meat and Tom talks about how much he hates animals. We go through the top 10 reasons to become a vegetarian and have a frank discussion about the …


January 2nd, 2017


Winter is coming! Ha ha, just like that famous book and television show. Just kidding though, because winter is already here! This week we're talking …

Being An Adult (LIVE!)

December 26th, 2016


Earlier this year we went to London, England and recorded a live show called "Being An Adult" and as a special holiday treat we're releasing it to …


December 18th, 2016


It's the holiday season, and you know what that means... TOYS! Toys for everyone! This week we discuss all the toys that are worth spending all your …

Going on Tour with Jeff Rosenstock

December 12th, 2016


This week we have special guest star Jeff Rosenstock in the studio to tell us all about his glamourous rock n' rock lifestyle. Also we solve a …


December 5th, 2016


What's the deal with cowboys? I mean, most of them appear to be full-grown men, not boys, and they certainly aren't cows. Come on, people!
This week …

David Blaine

November 28th, 2016


Magic, magic, magic! This week we’re talking about David Blaine, a real magician’s magician. Also one of the few magicians that Tim and Tom have waved at IN PERSON. Hear all about that as well as all of his amazing …

Nintendo Entertainment System

November 20th, 2016


Just in time for the release of the new NES Classic Edition, we talk about the beloved NES game system. Which games were the best? Which games were just for the scummy kids? How the heck did the gun for Duck Hunt work? …

Tom Hanks

November 14th, 2016


Boy, what a week. That's why we've decided to try our best to keep our minds off it for at least an hour and talk about the one thing everyone in this world can agree on: Tom Hanks. Starting with movies that aren't even …


November 7th, 2016


This week we do some clowning around, and discuss a topic thats sometimes funny but usually scary: clowns. We also talk about our potential new hotel …


October 31st, 2016


This week we're talking all about things that go bump in the night. Well, not all things. We're mostly just talking about poltergeists, which Tim …

Myths and Legends - Werewolves

October 24th, 2016


It's a spooktacular Halloween-ish episode, we discuss werewolves, the hairiest of all the mythical monsters. How do you avoid becoming a werewolf? …


October 17th, 2016


This week Tim and Tom go hiking in the nation's largest national park: Yosemite. Learn all about hiking, nature and almost dying alone in the woods!

Left Handedness

October 10th, 2016


This week we discuss the sinister implications of using the devil's dominant hand: the left hand. A lot of solid scientific research went into …


October 3rd, 2016


This week we're talking apps and NOT the kind you might find on a modern smartphone! No, we're talking about the original apps: appetizers. The things you eat to appetize before a big meal. You know, like chicken …

Fall TV Preview 2016 - Part 2

September 25th, 2016


This week brings the thrilling conclusion to Tim and Tom's discussion of the new fall TV schedule. We talk Empire, South Park, Lethal Weapon and …

Fall TV Preview 2016

September 18th, 2016


This week, Tim and Tom scheme to become hulking muscle men. They also discuss some of the new and returning TV shows coming this fall. What shows? …

iPhone 7

September 11th, 2016


Apple announced the iPhone 7 this week (and some other stuff) and we talk about it as we are wont to do. We also discuss the latest Taylor Swift news …

MTV VMA 2016

September 4th, 2016


Welcome to this week's episode of Teen Talk, the only show where two men in their mid-thirties talk about all the cool stuff teens are into.
This week …

Burger King

August 26th, 2016


This week we talk about Burger King, an episode we were shocked we haven't done before. Obviously there's a lot of Whopper talk, but we also discuss some lesser-known menu items for all you fast food hipsters. Also, Tim …

Alien Superstructure

August 21st, 2016


Have we possibly found an alien civilization almost 1,500 light years away? That’s what some scientists are saying, and if you can’t trust scientists who can you trust? This week we’re talking about the famous vacuum …

Buffalo Wings

August 13th, 2016


Hoo boy, this is a hot one! This week we talk about everybody's favorite spicy treat that covers your face with sauce and makes you work for every last bit of meat on the bone: Buffalo Wings. Also, Tim is bummed out and …

Jared Leto

August 5th, 2016


From My So-Called Life to Suicide Squad we’ve watch Jared Leto grow from a handsome boy to a handsome man who still looks like a boy. Whether he’s gaining a lot of weight or losing a lot of weight he sure can act. This …


July 31st, 2016


Shoes. Everybody wears 'em, but what do we really know about them? This week, we discuss all different kinds of shoes and share some very important opinions about that famous footwear everybody's talking about: shoes!

Lucid Dreaming

July 24th, 2016


This week we're talking all about lucid dreaming. What's lucid dreaming? It's when you know you're in a dream! You'll be thinking, "Am I HAVING a dream? If so, I never want to wake up!" when you listen to this amazing …

Pokémon Go

July 16th, 2016


This week two men in their 30s will infuriate a bunch of you by trying to make sense of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. We also solve a problem from a …


July 9th, 2016


Waterparks! Slides, tubes, pools, waterparks have them all. This week Tim and Tom went to a waterpark for the first time in probably at least a …

Fourth Of July

July 2nd, 2016


On this episode, we celebrate our country's independence from that lousy king and talk about hot dogs and fireworks and all that stuff. Also, Tom has an idea for a new kind of credit card scam.
This week's episode is …


June 25th, 2016


This week we talk about the sport that all the gentleman go wild for: golf. From putting to sand traps, we cover it all. Plus, Tom sees some …


June 19th, 2016


This week we’re talking turkey, turkey SANDWICHES that is. One of our favorite topics, but one that has never been explored at length, until now. We aren’t afraid to tackle the big issues either. Mustard or mayonnaise? …

Simulation Hypothesis

June 12th, 2016


This week we learn that the world around us might not be what it seems, as Tom explains to Tim what the Simulation Hypothesis is all about. Is life …

Summer Vacation

June 5th, 2016


School’s. Out. For. Summer. That’s right kids, this week we’re talking about what you’ve been waiting for all school year: summer vacation! We …


May 29th, 2016


This week, a jet lagged Tim talks about what he learned on his fact-finding trip to Stockholm while an allergy-ridden Tom struggles to understand …


May 21st, 2016


This week we drink whiskey and discuss Hollywood's obsession with reboots, but we wind up just arguing about the new Ghostbusters movie for a while. …


May 14th, 2016


This week Tim and Tom are talking about acupuncture. Does it really help or is it really just sticking a bunch of pins in yourself and hoping for the best? Also, a frank discussion about moisturizing habits.

2016 Summer Movies Part 2

May 7th, 2016


This week Tom's back from Ireland and ready to talk about even more summer movies!

Tim And Tom Solve Even More of Your Problems Again

April 29th, 2016


Experienced problem solvers Tim and Tom are at it again this week, guiding you through your most serious quandaries. We help people with their …


April 24th, 2016


We heard the news that Prince passed away shortly before we recorded this week's episode, so this week we talked about Prince and how cool he was. …

Oculus Rift

April 16th, 2016


This week, Tom explains everything about the Oculus Rift, the newly-released virtual reality headset that he recently purchased, in what will likely …

Tiny Houses

April 9th, 2016


Spread the word: tiny houses aren’t just for people who can’t afford big houses anymore! This week we’re talking about the minimalist movement sweeping the nation. Want to build your own tiny house and then go live in …

The Internet Of Things

April 3rd, 2016


Pretty soon every item in your home will be connected to the internet and everything you need will happen automatically. At least, that's what all the nerds who are buying internet-connected refrigerators are saying. …

2016 Summer Movies Part 1

March 26th, 2016


Movies Movies Movies! Like we always say: hooray for Hollywood!
This week, Tim and Tom take Tinseltown as we preview this summer's hottest …

Spring Break

March 19th, 2016


This week we're taking a break... a SPRING BREAK that is! We're talking about all the hot spot destinations for spring break like Florida! Also this …

Civilian Space Travel

March 12th, 2016


Blast off with your best buds Tim and Tom as we talk about civilian space travel. That's right, some billionaires are trying to make it possible for schlubs like us to go to space, which seems like a really bad idea. We …


March 7th, 2016


Popcorn, get your fresh popcorn! This week we're talking all about the treat that's a treat to eat: popcorn. How does corn turn into popcorn? What are the different ways to make popcorn? Why doesn't Tim like popcorn? …

The Chupacabra

February 27th, 2016


This week, we have a brand new installment in our TCGTE Myths and Legends series. We talk about the infamous goat sucker, the chupacabra and uncover …


February 21st, 2016


Bagels, bagels, bagels. This week we’re talking about the ol’ bready treat known as bagels. Toasted, untested, cream cheese, butter, New York-style, …

Childhood Ambitions

February 14th, 2016


Ever wonder what the tiny, child-versions of Tim & Tom wanted to be when they grew up? What were our hopes and our dreams? The answers may shock you.
Also, Burger King announces it'll serve hot dogs, Tom has a …


February 7th, 2016


This week Tim and Tom are talking Groceries, something that neither of them thought to shop for until very recently. We're talking fruits, we're talking vegetables, are we talking meats? You're damn right we're talking …


January 30th, 2016


Questions about branding? You've come to the right place. This week we're talking about rebranding efforts: Radio Shack, Pizza Hut, Dr. Pepper and a bunch of other brands have switched things up in a misguided attempt …


January 23rd, 2016


There's a blizzard a-comin'! As we prepare for the biggest snow storm to hit NYC in decades, we're talking all things snow: childhood memories, panicked rushes on the supermarkets for bread and milk, and building …


January 17th, 2016


This week we’re talkin’ glasses. It turns out they’re not just for nerds anymore because now Tom needs them too. Mostly this is just an episode where Tom complains, first about the Post Office, then about the process of …

Sensory Deprivation

January 9th, 2016


This week we're hittin' the tanks! We took a field trip to a new age-y place to get into sensory deprivation tanks. Was it fun? Did Tim lose his mind forever? Did Tom travel through the cosmos and discover the meaning …

Ska With Dan Deacon

January 2nd, 2016


Our old buddy and acclaimed music guy Dan Deacon stops by to ring in 2016 and talk about ska music, Santa Claus and a bunch of weird stuff with us. …


December 26th, 2015


For the last episode of 2015, we talk about chocolate, the only food that Tom eats without complaining. We discuss the Mast Brothers controversy in …


December 19th, 2015


We've had to skip solving problems for the past few weeks so this week we're doing nothing but (solving problems that is.)

US Mail

December 12th, 2015


The Mail's here! Ha ha, just kidding, but we are talking about it this week. Soon you'll be able to look at pictures of your mail before you get it and maybe even do your banking at the post office. Plus Tim has some …

Stand - Up Comedy

December 5th, 2015


This week we talk about that thing people in suits do with a microphone in front of a brick wall: stand-up comedy. Things get a little heated when we go through a strange list of best-ever comedians from 2005. Also, Tom …


November 28th, 2015


Another thrilling installment of Tom Explaining Something Nerdy to Tim! This week we’re talking about Role Playing Games, or RPGs, something Tom …

Public Relations

November 22nd, 2015


Public Relations is a hard job. This week we talk about the PR efforts behind a new TV show (Tom was invited to a fancy premiere party), Adele’s new …


November 15th, 2015


Can you believe we've never done an episode about Pizza? I mean, we probably have, but we couldn't find it listed anywhere so here it is. You'll find …

The Moon

November 7th, 2015


This week we talk about the moon and whether or not it is actually made of cheese. Also, Tom gets a flu shot, Tim becomes a skeptic and we solve a …


November 1st, 2015


The future is here, but not the future we were promised. This week we're talking about hoverboards, from Back to the Future 2, to real experimental hoverboards, to these weird self-balancing scooters that people are …

Halloween Candy

October 24th, 2015


This week two candy enthusiasts talk about candy for a while. We also discuss the spookiest Halloween songs, Tom considers what his life would be …

Back to the Future

October 17th, 2015


This week Tim gets scared by a scarecrow and we're talking about Tom's favorite movies of all time: the Back to the Future trilogy. Also, we solve a …

NYC Comic Con 2015

October 10th, 2015


Well, the comic book convention rolled into town, so we put on our journalist hats and hit the floor of NYC Comic Con 2015. In this episode we talk …

Pretty Woman

October 4th, 2015


Look, sometimes in the podcast game you pick the topics and sometimes they pick you. And then sometimes you pick the topic but instead wind up talking about Pretty Woman for an hour instead. This week is one of those …


September 26th, 2015


This week we talk about podcasts, a topic that we theoretically know a lot about. We also talk about the Pope's visit to New York (will a certain …

Burning Man

September 20th, 2015


Burning Man. Is it a free-wheeling, anything goes festival where people go to find themselves through art and expression, or is it just baloney. The Complete Guide to Everything investigates (by reading things on the …

Apple TV

September 12th, 2015


This week we talk about the new Apple products, as we do at least twice a year. Will Tim wake up at 3 a.m. to buy the new iPhone? Will Tom buy a new Apple TV despite already owning many devices that do the same thing? …

TV Show Tapings

September 6th, 2015


This week Tim and Tom went to a test show of the new Late Show with Stephen Colbert but they're not really allowed to talk about it. So instead they …


August 29th, 2015


This is it. The episode topic this show was made for. This week we discuss Burger King's proposal to team up with McDonald's in the name of world peace (or something) and create a hybrid Big Mac and Whopper. We talk …

Bad Luck

August 22nd, 2015


This week we're talkin' 'bout the idea of bad luck. Specifically, how Tom managed to lock himself out of his home, break his computer, and more all …

Berenstain Bears And The Mandela Effect

August 14th, 2015


This week we talk about the internet's obsession with the spelling of the children's book series The Berenstain Bears and delve into the weird world of the Mandela Effect. It turns out, if you misremembered something, …

City Etiquette

August 9th, 2015


Tom pitches Tim a billion dollar bathroom business. We also discuss the many, many rules of etiquette in the big city, from subways to walkways. A …

Celebrity Encounters

August 1st, 2015


This week we have stars in our eyes! We discuss the various celebs we've met throughout the years and the stupid things we've said to them. We also talk about a bunch of other random stuff because NYC is in the middle …

Foo Fighters

July 25th, 2015


It's Foo Fighters week on The Complete Guide to Everything. That's because Tim and Tom saw the Foo Fighters last week at Citi Field. This week we talk all about Foo Fighters, the basis for Tim and Tom's original …

Taco Bell

July 16th, 2015


This week we're heading for the border and thinking outside the bun, cause we're talkin' Taco Bell. We go in-depth about the most bizarre of the major fast food chains and deconstruct their current and former menu items.

Fallen Heroes

July 11th, 2015


This week we’re talking about famous people everyone loves who turned out to be (alleged) monsters. Mostly we’re talking about Jared from Subway, Bill Cosby and Tom Selleck. We also talk about current hero and …

Apple Music

July 4th, 2015


This week we're talking about the hot new entrant into the streaming music game: scrappy young upstart Apple. We also discuss Donald Trump's PR strategy, Tom Hanks' recent career choices, cracking wise on a lifeboat …

Mobile Games

June 29th, 2015


This week we're talkin' mobile gaming and some Arkham Knight, even though it's not a mobile game whatsoever.
We also solve a problem involving some …

Fan Theories

June 21st, 2015


This week, we talk about a thing that everyone on the internet is required to talk about at some point: fan theories. You know that movie or TV show you like? Well, you're never going to believe what's REALLY happening …

Escaping From Prison

June 14th, 2015


This week we’re talking all about the recent prison break in upstate New York which hopefully hasn’t come to a horribly tragic end by the time you …

Tim And Tom Solve Your Problems Yet Again

June 7th, 2015


You all have been sending us your problems and dang it, we always try our hardest to solve 'em. This week we devote the entire episode to helping out …

Treating Yourself

May 30th, 2015


This week Tom decides that he deserves a look into how the other half lives and treats himself to a luxuriously long massage.
We also discuss friend of the show Ben Affleck’s problems with his wife and neighbors as well …

2015 Summer Movies

May 22nd, 2015


This week is our annual summer movie preview, recorded after several of the year's biggest blockbusters have been released and already forgotten. Since loud, dumb summer movies are basically created for people like Tom, …

Mattresses (Part One Of The Bed Series)

May 17th, 2015


What conversation about mattresses would be complete if it didn’t start with 20 minutes of Tim complaining about Tom’s new Apple Watch and ignoring …


May 8th, 2015


This week we kinda talk about the great state of California, a place where we have each been a couple times and have some vague opinions about. Also, …


May 2nd, 2015


This week we're talking Home and Garden Television, or HGTV to the layperson. Flip or Flop, House Hunters, House Hunters International, Property Brothers, you name it. (Mostly just those though.)


April 25th, 2015


It's Tom's birthday, so he gets to talk about whatever he wants this week. Oddly, he chooses to talk about the subject of birthdays.
Also: Tom doesn't get his Apple Watch in time for his birthday, Tim has a bus …

Bruce Willis

April 19th, 2015


It’s the return of Bruno. Not really, but we talk a lot about Bruce Willis, his musical alter-ego Bruno, and his sci-fi film career.

Area 51

April 12th, 2015


Do you want to know more about aliens hidden at secret government facilities?
Do you want to see Donald Trump kiss a bunch of people on television?
Do commercials for toilet paper make you irrationally angry?
If you …

Cars Of The Future!

April 4th, 2015


This week we’re talking cars of the future, like Tesla, Google’s Self-Driving Car, Hyperloop, Apple’s Car and more. Also this week we hear about how Tom fell down in the street along with the riveting tale of how Timmy …


March 28th, 2015


This week's episode is about a chain of coffee shops that also sells easy listening music and always has a bathroom for you to use when you need one.
Also this week: Tim has some ideas for spoons, we salute the hard work …

Buying A Car

March 21st, 2015


Tom’s had an interesting week in regards to popcorn and being a tough guy. Also, Tim and Tom argue about the logistics of stretch limo hot tub maintenance before getting to the topic at hand: buying a car. Neither is …


March 14th, 2015


This week we discuss Minecraft, the worldwide phenomenon that somehow Tim was completely unaware of. Luckily Tom is there to explain it all. Then we hatch schemes to live inside our Minecraft creations when the …

Harrison Ford

March 8th, 2015


A heated debate concerning TGI Friday’s Endless Apps takes up about half of this episode, but we do eventually get to talking about Harrison Ford. Who is Harrison Ford you ask? Why, he was in Star Wars, Indiana Jones, …


February 28th, 2015


This week it's all about the shoes. Ya see, we're talking about sneakers, and we don't mean the 1992 film starring Robert Redford and Dan Aykroyd. We're talking about actual sneakers that you wear on your feet and Tom …

Toy Fair

February 21st, 2015


This week Tim and Tom go to Toy Fair! But first, a frank discussion about how the subway tracks are cleaned, then it's on to Toy Fair! A place where they apparently don't give out free toys but will let you hurt …

Kanye West

February 13th, 2015


This week we talk about polarizing musician Kanye West because the world needs to hear more opinions about him. This episode contains the most …


February 7th, 2015


Hot topic alert! This week we’re talking about vaccines. Who’s getting them, who’s not getting them, you name it. Also we talk about the logistics of …


January 31st, 2015


This week's episode is about Microsoft, a company that makes software and computer stuff. We talk about the majesty that is Windows 95, as well as …


January 25th, 2015


Basketball. B-ball. Tim and Tom went to a Brooklyn Nets game this week and now they've both got a bad case of basketball fever. They also talk about how terrible both of them are at basketball and the various levels of …

Joining A Gym

January 16th, 2015


This week Tom joins a gym and has some very big plans for how the rest of his life will play out. Also, Tim is afraid of teens he sees on the bus. …


January 10th, 2015


It’s the topic that the entire podcasting world is talking about: Cereal. This week we’re talking all about that stuff you eat in the morning that is …

Secret Menu Items

January 2nd, 2015


From "animal style burgers" to burritos wrapped in quesadillas to unofficial McDonald's sandwiches with really disgusting names, we're talking about secret menu items this week. Ya know, for people who like to go into a …

2014 Year In Review

December 27th, 2014


2014 kinda stunk but it is our solemn duty to still recap it. This week we're talking all things 2014, along with bureaucracies, fingerprinting, …

Stephen King

December 19th, 2014


It's Christmastime, so this week we're doing an episode about noted horror novelist Stephen King. This guy does it all: writes books, has movies made based on his books, produces miniseries based on the same books …


December 13th, 2014


Mars. The Red Planet. We've all heard of it, but how many of us have actually been there? The answer may surprise you. The answer is none. None of us have actually been there. But that's not going to stop us from …

Christmas Trees

December 5th, 2014


This week we get in the holiday spirit and talk about Christmas trees. Tim helps Tom decide whether he should get a real tree that will make his dog …


November 29th, 2014


This week we're talking the fizzy stuff. Ya know, soda. All kinds of soda, but mostly just the mainstream stuff from Pepsi and Coke. Also this week we answer a listener problem concerning a boyfriend who might have a …


November 22nd, 2014


This week we talk about the recent controversies surrounding Uber, the car service run by bros. This somehow leads to heated conversation about the …

Toys R Us

November 14th, 2014


The toy-giving season is coming up, and this week we're talking about the mother of all toy stores: Toys R Us. We talk about how difficult it was to …


November 8th, 2014


This week Tim just can’t stop talking about Florida, where he just got back from tour and where he did not go to Disney World. Also Tim’s body can’t …

Taylor Swift

October 31st, 2014


This week we talk about the polarizing pop star Taylor Swift in a manner befitting two men in their 30s who have a tenuous grasp on what young people …

Halloween Parties

October 27th, 2014


This week we're talking Halloween parties. What to eat at 'em, what games to play, costumes to wear, you name it. If it's something you can or should …

Comic Con

October 20th, 2014


This week we discuss a topic near and dear to Tom's heart: comic book conventions. We somehow obtained press passes to New York Comic Con, and we …


October 13th, 2014


Arcades are back, and now you can drink alcohol there even if you aren’t a juvenile delinquent! This week we’re talking about the rise of “barcades” …

NYC Subway Vs London Tube

October 6th, 2014


This week, we discuss a recent article in The Guardian in which a British journalist trashed the New York City subway system for being needlessly confusing and extremely disgusting. In the interest of fairness, we, as …

Derek Jeter

September 28th, 2014


This week we discuss the retirement of one of baseball's brightest stars, Derek Jeter. If you don't know anything about Derek Jeter, don't worry -- we bring you up to speed very quickly. We also talk about a few of the …

Comic Book TV Shows (Fall 2014)

September 22nd, 2014


This week Tim’s on vacation so A.J. joins Tom to talk about something Tim would never want to: all the new comic book superhero TV shows coming to TV …

Apple Watch

September 15th, 2014


This week we’re talking about the latest gizmo to completely change the world and allow you to finally forget about all of your problems: Apple …

NYC Trendy Food

September 8th, 2014


Cronuts, ramen burgers, gourmet chicken nuggets, who can keep track of all of these new trendy foods that you have to wait in line for hours and hours to acquire? We can, despite not having eaten many of the items. This …


August 31st, 2014


If you're a person that uses the internet (and we suspect that you are), then one thing is for certain: you can't get enough MEMES!!!! In an episode we can't believe we haven't done in the past, Tom explains some of the …

Emergency Preparedness

August 24th, 2014


If there’s an emergency, are you prepared? You are if you have THIS episode. Tim and Tom discuss all the things you need to have in case of an emergency, like a hand crank radio, dehydrated food and constant …

Ice Cream

August 17th, 2014


We're smack dab in the middle of summertime, so this week we're talkin' ice cream. And boy oh boy, do we have a lot of opinions about ice cream. If you enjoy listening to two grown men talking about desserts very …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

August 11th, 2014


It’s Tim and Tom Talkin’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Except neither of them has seen the new movie, so mostly it’s just talking about the old …

Personal Hygiene

August 3rd, 2014


This week we cover it all, folks: from baths to showers to brushing your teeth. Everything you need to know about proper personal hygiene is covered. …

Summer Concert Series

July 28th, 2014


Summertime. You know it, we know it. What does it bring? Concerts! Sometimes these concerts have not one, not two, but sometimes three or more bands! We call these "summer concert series" sometimes.
This week we talk …

Fitness Trackers

July 21st, 2014


This week, Tim tries to rebrand the podcast as a resource for consumers to compare products, beginning with fitness trackers in this episode. Tom doesn't seem all that interested in this plan and spends more time …

Haunted Houses

July 14th, 2014


This week we’re talking all about haunted houses! Ohhhhhhhhh! Scary! All kinds of haunted houses, from the dinky ones at small-time amusement parks like Adventureland, where Tim shut down an entire ride, to haunted …

Charles Manson

July 6th, 2014


This week we talk about Charles Manson, a man famous for horrible things. Please be warned: Tim and Tom share what may be a somewhat controversial …

Horse Racing

June 29th, 2014


This week we talk about Tim's trip to the horse track, which did not go well for him. Things go a little off the rails when we discuss the lineage of certain horses and what constitutes a "good horse." There's also a …

World Cup 2014 Brazil

June 23rd, 2014


World Cup Fever! This week we’re talking all about the world’s favorite sport: Non-American Football. Mostly though we talk about how Tom enjoys soccer, Tim is indifferent to it and they both agree that a lot of people …

Algernon After Dark

June 16th, 2014


This week, we offer you a taste of our other show, The Complete Guide to Everything: After Dark, mostly because we don't have an actual episode to …

Going Off The Grid

June 8th, 2014


Have you ever wanted to disappear completely and never be found? Are you afraid that sinister forces are watching your every move, and just wish you …


June 1st, 2014


This week we talk about the future of food, Soylent. If you don't know, Soylent is a goo that was created by tech industry folks that provides all …

Conspiracy Theories (Night 2 in Manchester 2013)

May 25th, 2014


The second night in Manchester as part of last year's UK/Ireland tour! Hear us talk all about crazy conspiracy theories from the internet, play games …


May 19th, 2014


This week we’re talking about the hot new website! We also spend an inordinate amount of time talking about a Morrissey Twitter account that turned out later in the week to be fake. From now on we’ll wait …

Summer Movie Preview 2014 Part 2

May 12th, 2014


Last week's episode was so wildly popular, we've extended the party for another hour! Because we only discussed a few of the blockbusters being …

Summer Movie Preview 2014

May 5th, 2014


This week Tim's sick for a change and we're talking about the summer movies of 2014. Which summer movies of 2014 you ask? Well I'm so glad you asked. How about a little movie called X-Men: Days of Future Past! Or what …

Mac And Cheese

April 27th, 2014


This week we're talking about everyone's favorite meal, macaroni and cheese. It's the easiest (not to mention the cheesiest) quick meal option when you want to eat a bowl of something that will do gross things to your …

Billy Joel

April 21st, 2014


This week Tom’s complaining about museums selling his information when all he wants to do is look at some mummies and we talk about one of the most famous Long Islanders of all time: Billy Joel. We play some of his …

Novelty Items

April 13th, 2014


This week we talk about one of our favorite topics: novelty items used to pull pranks on your friends. From fake dog poop to hilarious toilet paper, …

Elementary School With Dan Deacon

April 7th, 2014


This week we've got our old friend Dan Deacon on the show to talk about elementary school, a place where we all went together. Keep in mind, the …

Virtual Reality

March 31st, 2014


This week, things get technological as we discuss virtual reality. Among the questions we tackle: What is virtual reality? Why did Facebook buy …

Guitar Center

March 24th, 2014


This week we’re talking about Guitar Center, which if you can believe this is an entire CENTER which sells guitars. But not only that, they also sell drum sticks and podcasting mixing boards. That makes this sound like …

Nuclear Power

March 16th, 2014


This week, we discuss nuclear power, with Tom sounding like a corporate shill ever since watching a documentary about its benefits. Tim asks the …

Hot Dogs

March 10th, 2014


Live show announcement! Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester and London, we’re coming back! Find out more at!
This week we talk about union strike inflatable rats, Ellen’s Oscars bits, and the new NYC bathroom …


March 2nd, 2014


This week Tom schools Tim on his new favorite currency, bitcoins. Tom explains how bitcoins are mined, sold and spent, or at least how he THINKS it …

The Oscars 2014

February 24th, 2014


This week we’re talking about the 2014 Academy Awards. Who will win? Who do we think will win? Who do we think deserves to win? Find out all that and much more about Henry David Thoreau’s history with Street Fighters 2 …

Cable TV

February 17th, 2014


This week's episode is a ripped-from-the-headlines account of a big news story: the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Actually, it's more about how Tom got screwed by his local cable company and Tim's …

Traveling Into The Future With Anna Kendrick

February 10th, 2014


Look, this is a weird one. We were going to do an episode about the Winter Olympics, but Tom was sick and instead we spent an hour talking about a dream Tom had where he time traveled into the future with Anna Kendrick …

Super Bowl Commercials

February 2nd, 2014


It's the week of Super Bowl, folks, and everyone knows that the best part isn't the game itself, it's the commercials. In this episode we preview …

Raising Children

January 27th, 2014


This week we're talking about literally one of the easiest things anyone could ever do: raise children. Over the course of the hour we go through a …

Fancy Suits

January 19th, 2014


This week, hear about wearing fancy clothes from two guys who never wear fancy clothes. After being invited to serve as groomsmen (NOT broomsmen) in a friend's wedding, we have to a take a trip to get fitted for …

Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding Scandal

January 13th, 2014


This week we're talking about something that happened 20 years ago: the Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding Scandal! Learn all about the scandal that happened when Tim & Tom were barely young men and in no way …

Hangover Cures

January 6th, 2014


In case you're still hungover from New Year's Eve, we cover all the various remedies available to deal with your throbbing headache and nausea. From greasy food and energy drinks to Gatorade and the "hair of the dog …

2013 Year In Review

December 30th, 2013


This week Tim finds out he wasn’t invited to the annual Complete Guide to Everything corporate Christmas party due to his behavior last year and we discuss the year that was: 2013. No stone is left unturned as we talk …

Christmas Shopping

December 23rd, 2013


This week, while other podcasts are taking the week off, we are giving invaluable advice regarding last minute Christmas shopping. Tom in particular …

Home Alone 2

December 16th, 2013


This week we’re talking Home Alone 2, and nothing but Home Alone 2. Except of course for the first like 20 minutes or so where Tim recounts a harrowing tale of a hamburger delivery gone wrong. But then after that, it’s …


December 9th, 2013


This week we drone on about drones (HAHA just kidding, that's just a joke... a preview of some of the hilarity you'll hear in this episode), but not the controversial scary kind. Tom has become obsessed with Amazon's …

Open Letters

December 2nd, 2013


This week Tim discusses having to find a new chiropractor who isn’t a racist, and his extensive collection of swords and letter openers. The idea of …


November 25th, 2013


It's the time of year for Tim and Tom's favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. Apparently we haven't done an episode about this yet (we checked Wikipedia …

Personal Finance

November 18th, 2013


This week we’re talking about personal finance, and to kick it off we decide to talk about a bunch of things we don’t understand, such as the iPhone …

Coffee Shop Etiquette

November 11th, 2013


This week we talk about how people should act every morning when they get their cup of coffee. But first, we discuss why you probably shouldn't buy a …

Writing A Novel

November 4th, 2013


This week we’re talking about writing a novel because guess what? Tom wrote a novel.
We also discuss some other guy who uses the pseudonym of Tom …

Jury Duty

October 27th, 2013


This week we hear the epic tale of Tom's recent time spent at the local courthouse. No, he wasn't once again accused of a crime he didn't commit, he was there for jury duty. Who was there with him? Well, a famous movie …

Home Invasion

October 21st, 2013


This week’s episode starts off with the exciting announcement that Tom has used a whole container of milk for the first time in his adult life. Of …

Electronic Dance Music

October 13th, 2013


This week we discuss Electronic Dance Music (EDM), an entire genre of music that Tim just learned about by reading an article in the New Yorker, …

Modern Art

October 7th, 2013


This week we’re talking about something neither of us is qualified to talk about in anyway whatsoever: Modern Art! But before the conversation gets all hoity-toity we discuss Tom’s love of summertime and seasonal beers. …

Claire Danes

September 29th, 2013


This week, we have a bit of a miscommunication in the scheduling department, and an interview with a popular Hollywood starlet that Tim thinks was …


September 23rd, 2013


This week we're talking about the video game that has already made literally $1 billion dollars: Grand Theft Auto V! As you might expect, Tom has …


September 15th, 2013


This week, Tom takes the helm and is given free reign to talk about anything he wants. Naturally, he turns the conversation to dog-related matters, recounting a recent trip to a hipster veterinarian. We also talk about …

Fall TV Preview 2013

September 8th, 2013


This week starts off with some confusion about Fleet Week and Fashion Week along with some good suggestions about where to go out on interesting …

French Fry Burgers And Secret Ingredients

September 1st, 2013


It's hot in the Complete Guide studio this week, causing all sorts of mayhem. Tom's selfish use of a portable fan causes a rift in a friendship, …


August 26th, 2013


This week we talk about how Tom's not going to the VMAs while Tim proposes a number of Robin Thicke / Alan Thicke Mash-ups. There's also discussion regarding the current lack of magic shops and spy shops getting muscled …

Another Episode About Video Games

August 19th, 2013


This week, we were all set to record a thrilling episode all about magic and magicians, with a bunch of super interesting anecdotes and jokes, but then Tom started talking about video games and when Tom starts talking …


August 12th, 2013


Tim finally crosses off an item on the ol' Mundane Bucket List by finally staying in a sleeper car on a train. This week we're talking about riding …

Tim And Tom Solve Even More Of Your Problems

August 5th, 2013


This week we put on our problem solving pants and dig into the ol' mailbag for an episode-length version of Tim & Tom Solve Your Problems. We …

Batman Vs. Superman The Movie

July 28th, 2013


This week we're of course talking about a movie that isn't coming out for two years, doesn't even have an official title, and very little information has been released about: Batman Vs. Superman. Also this week we …

Being Lazy

July 22nd, 2013


This week, on account of the obscenely high temperatures in New York, we discuss the best ways to be lazy. Ya know, to conserve energy and whatnot. From dropping off your laundry at a laundromat with a surly hipster …

Amazing Facts!

July 15th, 2013


This week, Tim and Tom vie for the coveted title of Factmaster General of TCGTE in an epic showdown of incredible proportions. We try to outdo each other with amazing facts, to see who has the number one most amazing …

The Beach

July 8th, 2013


This week we're talking about one of everyone's favorite summer destinations: the beach! Well, more specifically we're talking about Tim's trip to the beach this week that ended up with his arm in a sling. Also …

Board Games

July 1st, 2013


This week, Tim and Tom tackle the riveting topic of board games, which contrary to popular belief are not games you play when you're bored, but …

Dog Fostering

June 23rd, 2013


This week a discussion of the elaborate post-production process that each episode goes through and Tim gets taken to the cleaners at the local lube shop. Also, Tom fosters a dog which of course leads to a heated …


June 17th, 2013


It's a bird! It's a plane! It's two guys sitting around talking into microphones about Superman for a little while!
This week, Tim and Tom discuss the new, darker turn Superman has taken in the new Man of Steel movie, …

Conspiracy Theories (Retilians, JFK and Dinosaurs) - Live in Manchester on March 18, 2013

June 9th, 2013


This week we're putting out a live episode from our somewhat recent Europe tour. This is the first night in Manchester at The King's Arms. Included are some stories about us visiting an optical illusion museum in …

NYC Tourism Part 1

June 2nd, 2013


This week, due to popular demand, we talk about the things that people should do when they visit New York City. Ya know, The Big Apple. The City That …

Binge Watching

May 26th, 2013


This week, in honor of the premiere of the new season of Arrested Development, we discuss the new way of watching television (according to blogs): Binge Watching. We share our opinions on the wisdom of watching eight …

The Complete Guide to Nothing in Particular: The Squeakquel

May 20th, 2013


In this episode, a sequel (or "squeakquel") to an episode from 2010, we discuss an array of topics. We cover selling broken iPads on eBay, Michael …


May 13th, 2013


This week Tim discovers a fun new activity for Saturday night's if you're tired of going to the dog park week after week. Also the guys discuss biking! Well, mostly Tom discuses the arduous task of receiving a free …

Fancy Restaurants

May 6th, 2013


This week we're talking fancy restaurants, but what conversation about fancy restaurants would be complete without first looking back at Prince's …

Summer Movies 2013 Part 2

April 29th, 2013


This week we bring you the second part of our annual summer movie roundup, and almost make it through the films coming out in June. We cover After Earth (which apparently is some Will Smith movie that is coming out), …

Summer Movies 2013

April 22nd, 2013


Even though it's Spring, it's still time for this Summer's blockbuster movies to premiere and Tim and Tom are here with their preview. This week they look at Oblivion, Iron Man 3, Hangover Part 3, Fast and Furious 6, …

The Complete Guide to The Complete Guide to Everything

April 19th, 2013


It's our 200th episode, so Tim and Tom decide to celebrate by getting very self indulgent! This week we turn the focus of the show onto the show …


April 19th, 2013


This week's episode begins with the disappointment that Tim and Tom were unable to attend this year's Wrestlemania and the full intention of doing …


April 19th, 2013


This week, despite our stated policy of not discussing anything even vaguely religious, we talk about Easter, which apparently is a very important …

Urban Legends: Disney Theme Parks

April 19th, 2013


This week Tim and Tom deliver a pre-taped episode recorded before their European tour which of course leads with an extensive conversation about the possibility of the episode being automatically released after their …

Subway Etiquette

April 19th, 2013


This week, seasoned subway riders Tim and Tom discuss the most appropriate behavior when traveling on the NYC subway system. Answering questions like "When is it appropriate to shame someone on the internet for sitting …

Supermarket Shopping

April 19th, 2013


This week we take on the thrilling subject of purchasing your food at the supermarket, a process that often confounds Tim and Tom despite that they are grown men in their 30s.
 In this episode we talk about getting into …

Martial Arts

April 19th, 2013


This week we talk about Martial Arts, because we've both been endlessly fascinated by people punching and kicking each other. First, we recap our NYC live show and our experience at an open mic comedy night in which the …

Tim & Tom Solve Your Friend-Making, Friend-Ending and DVD Lending Problems

April 19th, 2013


Tim starts off by promising this will be an all karaoke episode but quickly loses interest and begins discussing the harmonies in Neil Young songs at detail instead. Instead the guys decide to do an all Tim and Tom …


April 19th, 2013


This week we talk about the latest terrifying meteor and asteroid events that made us all think that we might possibly die suddenly and without warning at any time. We also discuss NASA's starting lack of telescopes, …

McDonald's Part 2: The Return of the Arch Deluxe

April 19th, 2013


This week, we go further down the McDonald’s rabbit hole and discuss the strange case of the Arch Deluxe, a hamburger marketed towards adults, and …


April 19th, 2013


This week Tom receives more mail from the local cemetery and has a run-in with a conspiracy theorist on the subway, leading to a frank discussion about the Illuminati and immortality. Also Tim explains how he doesn't …

Super Bowl 2013

April 19th, 2013


The BIG GAME is next week, and we're spending every waking moment preparing for it. After some initial confusion regarding the Super Bowl vs. Big Game Hunting, we talk about various foods found at Superbowl parties, …

CES Wrapup 2013

April 19th, 2013


This week we recap the 2013 CES! Learn all about the latest gadgets and gizmos, as well as an old second rate Spencer's Gifts-style store in the …

The Flu

April 19th, 2013


Everyone's getting the flu. Don't leave your home. If you must go out into the world, don't shake any hands or talk to anyone who isn't wearing a surgical mask. And for Pete's sake, don't kiss anyone on the mouth until …

College Urban Legends

April 19th, 2013


This week's episode is the first installment of our new series of Urban Legends themed episodes (which will appear monthly, or until we forget about …

The Movies of 2012

April 19th, 2013


This week Tim has had enough of Christmas and would like you all to stop even though Christmas ended nearly a week ago. Also Tom becomes a member of …

2012 - The Year In Entertainment

April 19th, 2013


2012 was a crazy year in entertainment, what with all of those wacky celebrities getting into hilarious or tragic scrapes, that we decided to recap the year's biggest stories. We talk all about Jay-Z & Beyonce, …

Richard Marx

April 19th, 2013


This week Tim proposes all December holidays be boiled down into a 1 hour surprise celebration and Tom goes to a Richard Marx concert. We also …

Christmas Specials Christmas Special (Part Two: More Christmas Specials)

April 19th, 2013


On a very special episode, we discuss two beloved Christmas specials: Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas and Frosty the Snowman. Of course, these …

Christmas Specials Christmas Special (Part One: Christmas Specials)

April 18th, 2013


This week we cover the holiday TV specials: How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, A Charlie Brown Christmas, I Want a Dog for Christmas …

Moving (Part 2)

April 18th, 2013


In this thrilling conclusion to last week's episode, we talk more about the experience of moving. Instead of complaining about movers, we complain about the insane world of New York City brokers and give some tips on …

Moving (Part 1)

April 18th, 2013


Tom forgets the intro, we talk sweaters, cautious optimism for Girl Meets World, and an explanation of how terrible Tim and Tom were as teenagers before getting the main topic at hand: Moving. Tim and Tom discuss movers …

Star Wars

April 18th, 2013


Earlier this week, the world heard the news that a new installment of a little-seen art house film from the 70s called Star Wars is in the works. The internet exploded with excitement at the prospect of a new sequel in …

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

April 18th, 2013


It's been a week since our episode recorded right before Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. The good news is that this week we were able to be in the same physical space to record! The bad news is that Hurricane Sandy …

Frankenstorm (YouTube Live Edition)

April 18th, 2013


This week we get completely interrupted by a Frankenstorm hurricane named Sandy. While many lesser podcasts would say, "Sorry everyone, we can't …

Extreme Stunts

April 18th, 2013


This week we're talking extreme stunts. From Felix Baumgartner's extreme jumping out of a space capsule to David Blane's getting electrocuted by 1 …

The 2012 Presidential Election

April 18th, 2013


Hey, let's get down to business here. Week after week, Tim and Tom spend an hour talking about a bunch of nonsense that, frankly, isn't all that important. Well, all that is going to change this week. Finally, we sit …


April 18th, 2013


October's the time for outdoor autumnal activities. In Tom's case that means traveling to Long Island to tour wineries, go pumpkin picking, visiting …


April 18th, 2013


Tim and Tom are seasoned concert-goers, and this week they share some of their experiences, tips and gripes about going to see some of today's …

The Future of Technology (iPhone 5, MakerBot and Google Glasses)

April 18th, 2013


This week the guys decide to take a look at three products defining the future of technology: The iPhone 5, MakerBot and Google Glasses. Before …

Richard Dawson and Glasses

April 18th, 2013


Look, sometimes you want to do a podcast that will be informative and comprehensive, covering a topic in-depth and teaching the world a thing or two. And sometimes you'd rather discuss your feelings about former Family …

Doctor Who

April 18th, 2013


High concept experimental episode time! This week Tom bets Tim that if he watches 3 hand selected episodes of Doctor Who (Blink, The 11th Hour and Victory of the Daleks) he'd be bound to like it. Will he succumb? Well …

Celebrity Gossip Roundup

April 18th, 2013


Have you all been following the latest celebrity gossip? No? That's okay, because this week Tim and Tom get you all caught up on what you need to …

Fears: Elevators

April 18th, 2013


We can all agree that one of the biggest fears in the civilized world is falling from an elevator right? This week in one of their rare times Tim and Tom actually saw each other outside the podcast, they found …


April 18th, 2013


Look, if you have any chance of getting ahead in this world, you're probably going to have to work for free for some jerks for a year or two, getting their coffee, opening their mail and, more often than not, kissing …


April 18th, 2013


This week we talk: Splitsider Podcast Network! Then we talk about Vampires, Draculas, Greek mythology, peaking at bar trivia night, Romania, finding …

The 2012 Olympics

April 18th, 2013


Tom and a very sick Tim talk about the Olympics and naturally have a lot of questions about various events (mostly about the possibility of awarding medals to horses). Also, Tim talks chicken fingers and Tom reveals his …

The New York Times' Williamsburg

April 18th, 2013


A spoiler-free review of The Dark Knight Rises, how old is Alfred, a lesser IMAX, the problem with Baskin Robbins inside of Dunkin' Donuts, peeing …

The Dark Knight Rises

April 18th, 2013


This week, we discuss the ins and outs of upcoming art film The Dark Knight Rises. Tom defends his Batman obsession to a skeptical Tim, and gushes over the new movie even though he hasn't seen it. We also go through …

Los Angeles

April 18th, 2013


Old nerds, Tim's first podcast as a 7 year old, putting your seat back on an airplane, LA cab drivers, starting a cult, Disneyland and pronouncing …

Summer Music

April 18th, 2013


This week Tim and Tom learn a lot about singing sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, discuss the attractiveness of some of the characters on the Jetsons, and Tom talks about an experience at the ballpark. Then they break down …

Tim and Tom and Dave Solve Your Problems

April 18th, 2013


This week, our good friend comedian Dave Hill stops by to help us solve some listeners' problems, talk about Dave & Busters, get into …

Summer Movies 2012: Part 2

April 18th, 2013


Part two of our incredible Summer Movie Preview! This week we put out a call for interns to join our growing empire, Tom questions Tim about …

Summer Movies

April 18th, 2013


This week we talk about Tim's new duvet cover, share a few million dollar ideas like hologram hats and elementary school teachers dealing with …


April 18th, 2013


This week, Tim and Tom dress in casual clothes instead of their usual tuxedos to discuss Tom's exhilarating day at Stunt School. Marvel at the tales …

Tim's Birthday Celebration

April 18th, 2013


This week, Tim becomes a legitimate adult and reveals some facts about his life. Also, Tom eats some hamburgers as part of a ridiculous challenge and …

The Great Googa Mooga

April 18th, 2013


This week Tim & Tom go to the music and food festival "The Great Googa Mooga" in Brooklyn and report about their findings regarding food, foodies, Hall & Oates, wine in a can, etc.


April 18th, 2013


This week we talk about the kinds of creeps that give foot massages, Mother's Day, Tom's secret garden, tipping arguments, starting rival florists, Tom's heroics and irresponsibly spicy potato chips.

Live in London - Time Travel

April 18th, 2013


This week, for our 150th episode, we're presenting the audio from one of our live shows in London from early April. At the show we talk about our experiences traveling to England, including some bad experiences on an …

The Avengers

April 18th, 2013


This week we recount the career of TLC, a debate about how difficult it is or isn't to burn down a mansion, Snoop Dogg getting a pass on being a …


April 18th, 2013


This week we discuss g-g-g-g-ghosts!!!! From personal ghost experiences to scientific theories about ghosts, as well as more discussion about whether or not anyone's been murdered by a ghost. Also, Tom has a birthday …

British Television

April 18th, 2013


This week we make history by recording our first-ever episode in London. Topics include depressing Sunday nights, surviving on nothing but booze and coffee for a week and the myth of jet lag. We talk about the …


April 18th, 2013


Tim and Tom discuss the upcoming live UK shows next week and explain how their packing-related procrastination led to them watching hours of the TV show Friends instead. Obviously The Rembrants are discussed at length, …

Mega Millions

April 18th, 2013


This week Tom sets a motormouth world record and Tim doesn't know anything about boats despite venturing into international waters every week. The …

The Hunger Games

April 18th, 2013


A discussion of things teenagers are interested in, The Hardy Boys, ghost murders, Tim goes to the mall and is appalled by teens being "provocative" and confident, a brief overview of the plot of The Hunger Games, …


April 18th, 2013


This week we discuss Tom's trip to South by Southwest 2012, as well as Tim's experience at a past SXSW. Also: St. Patrick's Day all-nighters, bathroom shenanigans at a bar, aggressive jerks at bars, Tom goes on an …

Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems

April 18th, 2013


This week we spend most of the hour generously solving YOUR problems. Topics include sick day shenanigans, clowns looking for love, things to do on …


April 18th, 2013


Gatoraid is a scam, Tom Rennolds' performance on Gordon Ramsay's Masterchef UK and Tom Reynolds' subsequent Twitter explosion, Tom's home-brewed …

The Oscars 2012

April 18th, 2013


Tim has an important Sunday business, Tim comes down with Linsanity, a double dose of You're Awful's at Madison Square Garden,  falling down the …

Abe Lincoln

April 18th, 2013


In honor of Presidents Day we discuss the life and times of Honest Abe Lincoln, but get caught up in discussing how duels work, Lincoln's severe …

Valentine's Day

April 18th, 2013


Tim gets a massage, we debate the merits of Valentine's Day in general, marrying your dog, "Single's Awareness Day", we give a newly engaged couple the most memorable Valentine's Day gift of their lives, Lyrical …

Stuffed Crust Pizza and Two Sad Men

April 18th, 2013


This week, Tom's hungry and Tim is stricken with a mild case of Super Bowl Fever. We discuss the surprising difficulty of getting a stuffed crust …

Groundhog Day

April 18th, 2013


Tim goes to the Philharmonic, Groundhog's Day vs. Groundhog Day, equinoxes, learning facts through rhymes, Tom's S.A.D., Pennsylvanian dialects, disagreements about how interesting the Amish are, famous groundhogs, the …


April 18th, 2013


This week we discuss all things Facebook, including 4 types of annoying Facebook users, the long, emotional process of canceling your account and the inherent insincerity of the Facebook "Happy Birthday" message. The …


April 18th, 2013


Underwear shopping, replacing underwear, a frank discussion about boxers, briefs and box-briefs, 24 hour a day websites, and an exciting new segment: The Mundane Bucket List.


April 18th, 2013


This week we discuss getting pity when you're sick, picking regular cold medicine over "extra strength" medicine, Tom's back problems, Tim's quest …

New Year's Resolutions

April 18th, 2013


Inaccurate New Year's countdowns, Williamsburg turning into a war zone on New Year's Eve, literally running away from your problems, avoiding nursing homes, getting in shape for the new year and podcasting in a new …

Kim Jong Il

April 18th, 2013


This week, Tom is very enthusiastic about some good deeds he's performed and Tim is beaten down by a trip to the mall. Then we talk about Kim Jong …

Christmas Songs

April 18th, 2013


A frank discussion of what type of wine to bring to a holiday party, a genius idea for a make your own wine label store, plugs for live shows in New …

Santa Claus

April 18th, 2013


This week we talk about Santa Claus! We discuss not letting your kids listen to this show, the history of Santa Claus, the times we each discovered a little secret about Santa, sending mail by burning it in a fireplace, …

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