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Turi Ryder's "She Said What?" Podcast

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Turi Ryder, author of “She Said What? (A Life on the Air)” has hosted her own radio shows in LA, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Portland. She gives advice, which you probably should not take, and tells stories, which you probably should not believe. Marci Persky spent years reporting and editing for UPI … read more

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Fun With Air Conditioning

July 1st, 2022


Domestic repression, and a housewife’s revenge. Marci puts an old radio huckster’s “money prayer” to use. How to grow into a little old lady who …

A Monkey Cannot Do That

June 28th, 2022


The graphic feminist podcast, which we are not. Porn-watching failure. Packing too light, again. The cute mascot. Turi loves them. Marci fears them. That summer job?? A monkey CAN’T do it.

Green Lingerie

June 24th, 2022


Behind the scenes at the thrift store. Showing off in your lingerie—now a family business. When not to take your clothes off. Furniture disasters: a …

Pigeon Wars

June 21st, 2022


Marci has another furniture mishap. How will she be remembered, after her furniture eventually does her in? Pigeons have decided to nest in a bad spot, and the battle is on. Bad choices and forest fires. There’s a new …

Make A Bigger Effort

June 17th, 2022


The guy who asks for your number…more than once. Why goats smell bad. Why some people smell like goats. The seasonal home repair list, and how to …

You Forgot How It Ends

June 14th, 2022


Marci’s healthcare plan for 27 kittens goes awry (again). Conversations in the rental van parking lot. Europe has found a way to clean your kitchen junk drawer. The challenge: you realize you may have seen the movie …

Too-Honest Parenting (Part 2)

June 10th, 2022


The dance clubs and the soccer clubs and the kids who don’t quite get it. Turi is glad you cannot heckle at a violin recital. Marci marvels at how …

Too-Honest Parenting (Part 1)

June 7th, 2022


Marci has trouble with the basics of boiling, or, how to ruin a meal at 7,000 feet. Turi takes the low road, even when she would like to be a better …

Small Accomplishments

June 4th, 2022


Why can’t Turi get more than one thing done in a day? We examine the obstacles. Marci has a lot to say about poop. Complaining will shorten your life. For some people, that’s just fine. Simple costs more, until it's …

That's Not Your Friend

June 1st, 2022


A loss to the family menagerie. Turi learns a hard lesson about friendship. Marci’s anti-gravity chair lands like an earthbound meteor. Sitting down …

Reporting in the Nude

May 27th, 2022


Marci is abandoning her post as the savior of kittens, for ONE weekend. She will be at a music festival where the clothing makes her cringe. But …

The Picking Gene

May 25th, 2022


Marci gets a frightening letter. The mystery of the transgender pregnant frog continues. What learned from "Breaking Bad". The picking gene. Don't hug us there. 


May 20th, 2022


Marci and I consider what goes into making guests, and visiting doctors, comfortable, and decide we may have done a little too much. The pregnant frog update.

What Not To Pack

May 17th, 2022


Marci’s shelter volunteer is attacked by a vicious cat. Turi’s spouse is packing light for a business trip, and she will not be there to control his …

No, YOU Break It

May 13th, 2022


Marci finds a sucker to drive kittens over the mountains. Turi’s vintage car encounters a tow truck. Things that go boom when you move. Security theater continued. What not to tell the post office about your package. 

Spring Cleaning With Goats

May 11th, 2022


Marci is waiting for a special housecleaning tool. City goats vs. Country goats. Trapping wildlife using common household items. The food allergy you …

The Non-Binary Pet

May 6th, 2022


Marci’s menagerie has an unexpected pregnancy. Household ammunition—aka “you’ll be sorry you said that.” A home health visit with a bonus. “The …

Hitler's Earrings

May 4th, 2022


Turi receives a weird phone call from a witness to a crime. Marci is wearing the wrong earrings to the Met Ball. Marci experiences a dramatic success …

Two Wrong Moms

April 29th, 2022


Turi’s kid wants to start a podcast, and do standup. She’s not laughing. The quirks that make a man ineligible (hint: puka shell necklace). What we did wrong, from maternity logs to first teeth.

Hawaiian Chicken

April 26th, 2022


Marci recaps her vacation: tattoos, wild roosters, gale force winds, and cultural appropriation. But she still has not convinced her husband to adopt …

Wrong Time, Wrong Place

April 19th, 2022


Marci is losing track of her vacation—and it’s getting worse. A new training module hits the big box store, and someone wants to check Turi’s eggs. …

Not In Kansas Anymore

April 15th, 2022


Marci nearly loses her hair in a rude awakening. Turi amazes herself by remembering some important agricultural facts. Kansas finally drinks and goes …

No Getting Rid of It

April 12th, 2022


Marci and Turi are both having trouble removing things from their electronic devices. It’s time for the microwave solution—as seen on TV. How Google, …

That's Someone Else's Horse

April 8th, 2022


The continuing saga of “Marci Persky Road.” The dangerous thing between two houses that nobody wants to admit they own. Planning what will be your kids’ problem. The rat discotheque. Creative new use for those …

Be Less Honest

April 5th, 2022


Marci rejoices (not really) in the coming of “kitten season”, and a new windshield. Turi would like honest people to be a little less forthright—or …

Your Neighborhood Poisonous Snake

April 1st, 2022


“On Time” arrival schedules are designed to make you crazy. Up in the mountains of Arizona, Marci is in the middle of Rattle Snake Season…which gives …

The YouTube Pet Lady

March 29th, 2022


Marci violates her doctor's orders. Do pregnant cats curse while they’re in labor? You’re old so don’t complain. The adult kids who show up…and put …

Small Town Criminals

March 25th, 2022


Turi finds out about a movie genre she’s never heard of. We go down the “True Crime” podcast and TV re-enactment rabbit hole, and solve nothing. …

Frogs and Spiders

March 22nd, 2022


Turi is WRONG about Marci’s African frog. Your snake is not your best friend. Vermin from the sky, and towers full of roaches. What your insect dream …

The Avocado Cartel

March 20th, 2022


The humiliation of the constantly misplaced cell phone. Dangerous magnets, delicious dirt. How can you really be sure that movie was awful. The new …

Can't Complain

March 15th, 2022


Marci’s recovery from surgery is going not-so-well, but at least she’s not in Ukraine. Turi enters the “most frivolous quibble” competition, using …

Not Invited

March 11th, 2022


Turi gets a wedding invitation, and a taste of her own “no kids” policy. What can you say with your dress? The adult child as house-sitter. The smell …

A Truck Full of Burros

March 9th, 2022


Marci is still waiting for her eye surgery to heal, but Siri won’t step in to help. Turi is having the opposite problem: typing in instructions, “Security theater” means Turi’s lentils got confiscated at the airport. …

Hands off my Handprint, Amazon

March 5th, 2022


Marci’s eye surgery doesn’t go as planned. Amazon wants to scan your palm. What we used to scan with early Xerox machines (remember?) If you’re a tech reporter, do you give up your data for a good story? When you say …

Hair and Hormones (Men, beware)

March 2nd, 2022


Marci gets a haircut, and demands a review from her husband. What would it take for Turi’s spouse to notice that their house had burned down? A visit …

No Animals Were Harmed

February 25th, 2022


Marci plots her Hawaiian trip, along with an escape from backward-flying storm-tossed ospreys. A trip to the dump. When to let your kid flunk out.

Self Rewarding Behavior

February 22nd, 2022


Marci defends herself against a rugged mountain storm by means of a pile of underwear. A grudge against the “Swiffer”. Marci’s homemade tiara, her recycled toilet planter, and the Mountain Man she’d like to show it to. …

Bad Heir Day

February 18th, 2022


Turi’s spouse is still covered in public transit muck for his end-of-vacation decision. Marci deals with a flood, and the responsible party. Things …

The Long Way Home

February 16th, 2022


Back from vacation, Turi Learns who rides the all night subway. Taking the subway, to teach the spouse a lesson. Marci has also spent the night on Chicago’s CTA Red Line, but not on purpose

Bad Place for the Cat Box

February 11th, 2022


That time you ran out of batteries. Marci and the plausible deniability of reminder memos. There are some places you should NOT put the litter box. …

Your Stunt Double

February 8th, 2022


Marci takes a vacation, not to be confused with a trip. She took one of those, too. The wrong cat at the rescue center gets the perfect name. What ever happened to that guy in your address book? Changing the names of …

Your Tinfoil Hat

February 4th, 2022


Aluminum foil, plastic bags, and what you should never send out with the dog. Marci spots a UFO. Urban legends and a wave of nausea. Rush Limbaugh …

Posthumous Revenge

February 1st, 2022


Marci is anxious (to put it mildly) about her upcoming vacation travel. Turi tries to be helpful, then does a 180. Other mysteries of travel …

The Trophy Wife Next Door

January 28th, 2022


The couple with the new baby bought the house of Turi’s least favorite neighbor. Marci rejoices in the purchase of a tiny, life-improving enhancement. Turi sees the potential for a theft ring. The thing that made Turi’s …

What Sleeps in Your Bed, Stays in Your Bed

January 25th, 2022


Bed Turi’s neighbors have a new baby. Guess where she’s going to sleep? Marci had a kid in her bed…for a very very long time. Yurts, tents, and the mothers of Berkeley, California. The vegans next door

Dining Out at the Hospital

January 21st, 2022


The Betty White Challenge has worn Marci out, and volunteers do not make her life easier. Turi’s car is sending her a message. How not to get rid of …

Friends Do Not Tell You You're Fat

January 18th, 2022


Marci continues to battle the forces of Google and YouTube. Turi’s friend suggests she might need help losing a few pounds. Marci has another …

A Danger to Your Fans

January 14th, 2022


Turi wants to know why a certain celebrity gets to (allegedly) punch his fans in the face. Marci thinks fan-punching may be a route to stardom. World religions take a beating—or give them. Avoiding conversations at the …


January 11th, 2022


Turi wants to protect the government from fleecing—an odd position for her to be in. The bodily functions and mishaps that make us laugh. The Air Fryer has landed….and we are confused. Other appliances and devices we …

In Bed

January 7th, 2022


It’s not with whom you sleep, it’s where you sleep. The old sitcom bed arrangement may be the best thing for your marriage. Death in the nude. Tuned …

When You Can't Reach the Top Shelf

January 4th, 2022


Watching graphic movies with the wrong people. Talking about sex with your adult children. Marci’s mom gives her a wedding night talk. Where did that …

Read the Instructions

December 31st, 2021


Marci uses a product that has no instructions. On her head. When your event is cancelled due to Covid. Marci notices there's a Christmas movie you may never see again, and Turi tries to stop you from ever seeing the …

Adventures in Candyland

December 29th, 2021


Marci accidentally rats herself out. Holiday candy, and the weeks after the red and green foil wrappers have disappeared. Hoarding your favorite …

No Bonus for You

December 24th, 2021


You Marci and Turi have a history of NOT getting Holiday/Christmas bonuses. For once, something is not our fault. No, we will not hang up and dial …

It's Your Brakes

December 21st, 2021


Why you shouldn’t pick a fight with your mechanic, but how to do it anyway. Turi’s spouse doesn’t deal with the car, Marci’s spouse will only deal …

It's Just Work

December 17th, 2021


What you can do with a really big box. Turi helped her kid, or was that cheating? Marci’s husband considers the bill for her housework. Your employer is NOT your family—but only certain people will say so.

Your Neighborhood Reputation

December 14th, 2021


Wearing your pajamas in public—both sober and drunk. Turi’s FOCM: “Fear of Changing Mechanics”. Turi has finally conquered her inertia, fixed on a …

You Are Your Own IT Department

December 12th, 2021


Turi has figured out the worst part of working from home. As a consequence, she has her kid’s anxiety dream. Learning how to save you’re a—from google and YouTube. Marci is happy she can work in her underwear. Her kids …

Lighting Fires

December 7th, 2021


Marci “The Cougar’s” husband is about to age her out of the category. The fire hazard that is Chanukah. Dads-- Marci’s and Turi’s. What parents notice about you when you’re a teenager, and what they say. Marci mourns a …

Did You Make That Yourself?

December 3rd, 2021


Turi plans her future agoraphobia. Old habits you can get rid of. Email you can also get rid of. Turi gets no Chanukah gifts…again. The trauma of sewing. A few post-Thanksgiving cooking memories.


People Who Don't Like You

December 1st, 2021


Turi’s preferred mental illness. Marci’s technique for dealing with people who don’t like her. Snack sized dogs, and why Turi won’t leave her house. Another internet scam….and this time guess who falls for it.


Gravy and Gifts

November 26th, 2021


Thanksgiving recipes from the storage closet off your guest room. Hint: DON'T EAT THEM
Also, neither Turi's or Marci's on line gift shopping has so …

Worse Than It Should Have Been

November 24th, 2021


Marci makes another cross country trip with a truck full of kittens. Yes, she has a good reason. No, it doesn't go so well. Turi also makes a trip, …

You Fell for THAT??

November 19th, 2021


Privileges of adulthood. Marci --an adult--falls for an internet scheme--the same one Turi's kid fell for (when he was twelve).

Rules Do Not Apply

November 17th, 2021


How old do you have to be to get away with simply ignoring the rules? Does a failure to acknowledge gym decorum have something to do with the former …

Small Rebellions

November 12th, 2021


At the doctor’s, Turi did not have what it takes to rip off her paper gown and run away. Marci does…and leaves her stuff behind. Possible conduits to the flea market. No more dramatic tear-soaked speeches about global …

The Spring-Loaded Underwear Drawer

November 10th, 2021


"Marci Persky Road" inches closer to reality. Liberating your inner filth. We’re back to bras and underwear again—but this time, we’re tossing them. Not literally. What ELSE do you keep in your underwear drawer? The …

It's Ruined Now

November 5th, 2021


The old electronic tools of our former trades. Someone else needs to care about our family photographs. Your cloud is too big. The auto body shop …

Do It By Yourself

November 3rd, 2021


Marci is still on the trail of getting permission from the State of Arizona to get to her house. Marci’s husband is going to become a cat rescue superstar, and the cat sanctuary is getting a boost from some bikers. Why …

That Should Scare Them

October 29th, 2021


Highways are a big feature today. Marci risks highway stranding for a good cup of coffee, then she and her club clean the side of a road…for spite. Marci’s daughter has a theory about tent revivals. Turi remembers …

The Refinancing Saga

October 27th, 2021


A random act of  kindness makes Turi wonder why people think she’s going to pitch fits. Marci explains WHEN and HOW she fit-pitches. An oak tree hits the lawn, the neighbors hit the roof. Marci’s home refinancing effort …

Eating In The Street

October 22nd, 2021


Where do you keep your passwords? Where do you keep the thing that reminds you of where you keep your passwords? Dining al fresco in Covid-safe New York….just you and the 18 wheelers. Defend yourself against foreign …

It's Never Just One

October 19th, 2021


Marci is recording while entirely covered in dog hair. Turi’s dog’s fur would ruin her dating prospects if she were single. Marci’s daughter has been …

Quest for a Well-Fitting Bra

October 15th, 2021


Turi goes in search of those little Eastern European ladies who used to fit women with bras. Unfortunately, times have changed. Marci is an expert at liberating her breasts while driving—it takes practice.


October 12th, 2021


Marci is going to take control and rule her Forest Service Road. A completely new sentence you have never heard before. Can you get a drone for that? …

Smokey Bear and Marci

October 8th, 2021


Marci is about to do the hardest thing she’s ever done: She’s going to ask Smokey the Bear for help. When your spouse says “of course you’re going to do what you want”, that means “yes,” right? How to clicker train a …

Prepare to Apologize

October 5th, 2021


What houseguests teach you. Marci’s phone is about to make trouble for her—Turi’s phone already has. Renewing your wedding vows, does it help? Yard sales, Marci is still going, Turi has quit. Recalls—can that thing …

Yummy Wires

October 1st, 2021


Marci accidentally feeds some rats her truck. The car that got Turi arrested. EXACTLY how to take Pepto Bismol, and a new off-label use for it.

On the Bottom of the Pool

September 28th, 2021


Turi’s pool has reopened, with alarming Covid protocols. Marci has some ideas for the lifeguard, drawn from her extensive Parks and Rec background. …

It's Called Your Booty

September 24th, 2021


Fashion decisions of Turi’s neighbors have her puzzled. Marci makes an unfortunate footwear choice, and lands at the bottom of a mudslide—but her …

Low Tech Menu

September 21st, 2021


Turi and Marci have set limits on where in their brains they file new tech information. Pet sitting—what can possibly go wrong. What happened to “Playboy After Dark”? And Turi’s attempt to work at a …

Did You Forget Your Kid?

September 17th, 2021


That pink sundress does not go with your full beard. Free babysitting: bring your child to a Vegas casino. Marci brings her kid to an interview. “I’m …

The Transitioning of My Dentist

September 15th, 2021


Turi’s neighbor makes her realize she’s not as glib as she thought. Marci’s anniversary trip part 3—Vegas at 114 degrees disappoints. Turi’s long-time dentist tosses the medical garb, and comes to work in the costume of …

Did You Lose Something?

September 10th, 2021


The hospice gift store is full of criminals. But a mysterious neighbor has saved her from a loss. How can she repay them? With pot. In her youth, …

Canadians Are Not Better

September 3rd, 2021


Marci tries again to have a honeymoon/anniversary celebration. This time in Las Vegas.
Turi leaves the USA to bring her kid to University in Toronto. Her fantasy about Canada, and Canadians, is shattered. But everything …

The 48 Hour Honeymoon

September 1st, 2021


 A job that’s nothing but an “up yours” to the world. The “List of Things That Must Change”. Can you grow a sense of time? When kids are not invited. …

The Silent Treatement

August 27th, 2021


What would Marci’s husband do if she brought home two twenty pound cats? How to know when your partner has really hit the limit. The emptying of the …

The Sham Wow Problem

August 25th, 2021


Marci is planning a romantic getaway, on whichever side of Lake Havasu is higher. Marci and Turi have some pet spot challenges….and Marci is low on paper towels. Cleaning products are something you never expect to talk …

I Recognize That Smell

August 20th, 2021


Marci’s husband has come up with a novel way of saving water at their desert home. Predictably, Turi finds it disgusting, but filled with …

Death of a Fantasy

August 17th, 2021


Marci experiences a second horrifying farm incident—and calls for help. There is only one thing that makes Turi faint. The “Washington Post” ruins Turi’s fantasy car, and her firstborn wants a rain-check on his birthday.

Shoe Shaming

August 13th, 2021


Some things are returning to normal—live theater is back. Marci argues for her shoe habit. Marci plans a vacation. Turi throws a little shade at the planned getaway spot. Why Marci won’t drink the water.

Replacement Parts

August 10th, 2021


Turi was never told that some medical replacement parts wear out. Now she’s learning. And when you die, if you’re cremated, what happens to all our …

A Hole in the Desert

August 6th, 2021


The kids don’t want the good stuff. Turi’s fascination with the Sovereign Citizens extends to their Amazon habits. Marci was once asked to knock on their doors.

An Egg Timer for Your Covid Rant

August 4th, 2021


Marci’s neighbors are peeping tom Blackhawk Helicopter pilots, and she likes it that way. When kids know everything, stuff gets lost. When to inflict …

Did You Say Weed?

August 3rd, 2021


Marci’s brassiere on Instagram. Software malfunction. A conspiracy theory, featuring elves. Confusion at the dispensary, and Marci’s thrift store customers. Turi predicts Marci will end up a hoarder, and Marci admits …

Did You Learn That At School?

July 30th, 2021


Making stuff you don’t want look appealing. Marci and I are having trouble remembering things….just as we did in school. Teachers are real people—and …


July 29th, 2021


The spousal unit is proud that the Small Cutie is a softball casualty. Throwing up—a regular occurrence at Marci’s house. Strategic shopping: …

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