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What's That Smell? The Sometimes-Funny Anxiety Podcast

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Welcome to What’s That Smell? — A sometimes funny podcast about humans and their anxieties. Every week hosts Tommy Metz and Pete Wright each drag one of their deepest, darkest anxieties into the light to share it, learn about it, and hopefully laugh about it with all of you.

49 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

The Skittering Deuce Report

December 9th, 2019


Tommy comes face to face with a new nemesis and responds appropriately, while Pete helps a listener feel better about feeling dirty.

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The Galactic Adhesive Report

December 2nd, 2019


Pete finally moves aside and frees a new generation to experience out of this world anxiety while Tommy picks, and picks, and picks.

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The Depository Examination Report

November 25th, 2019


Tommy has prepared a list of places in which it is appropriate to 'oil oneself up' while Pete helps a listener to stand face-to-face with their inner …

The Guzzling Endowment Report

November 18th, 2019


Pete devours an anxiety that should be a test for itself while Tommy helps a listener to see that the grass, sometimes, isn't always greener.

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The Curly Chamber Report

November 11th, 2019


Tommy is on a hunt for fear and isolation and finds it in northern California while Pete helps a listener to maybe not see so much after all.

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The Forsaken Dumbwaiter Report

November 4th, 2019


Pete tries to hug the darkness while Tommy helps a listener find peace in verticality.

The Disrespectful Reconciliation Report

October 28th, 2019


Tommy yells at people who yell at clouds while Pete helps a listener who has already helped herself. It’s a real gas. Welcome to season four, …

The WTS Season 4 Trailer Report

October 17th, 2019


You’ve never let us down before.

And today’s not a good day for firsts.

The Legend of the Hat Tap

June 3rd, 2019


This week, Pete and Tommy bring you the round-robin, rapid fire anxiety draft you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for all your life.

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The Legend of the Claptrap Capitulation

May 27th, 2019


Tommy faces the challenge of words falling from his face while Pete stares gently into the fog of the unknown.

The Legend of the Obfuscated Riposte

May 20th, 2019


Pete is here to remind you that if you’re not feeling good about the world, you’re feeling bad about it, while Tommy has plans to strip silence from …

The Legend of the Modulated Anticipation

May 13th, 2019


Tommy attempts peace with his future overlords while Pete helps a listener see peace in ghosting the e-anxiety.

The Legend of the Precision Fixation

May 6th, 2019


Pete is stuck in the meta-cognitive gap while Tommy saves a listener from sweet, sweet perfection.

The What’s That Smell? Escape Room Anxiety Bonus!

May 2nd, 2019


Remember that time Pete did the escape room? Tommy did one, and his was a horror-filled nightmarescape. This is his report.

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The Legend of the Analytical Crater

April 29th, 2019


Tommy takes to the couch while Pete helps a listener to stay aloft.

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The Legend of the Mealtime Ticker

April 22nd, 2019


Pete goes deep into the anxiety diorama while Tommy helps a listener find a mealtime tribe.

The Legend of the Shadow Trance

April 15th, 2019


Tommy avoids swinging clocks while Pete helps a young listener own the night.

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The Legend of the Infraction Trap

April 8th, 2019


Pete’s stuck in the stocks while Tommy hits the city of Los Angeles straight in the selfie.

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The Legend of the Zesty Shebang

April 1st, 2019


Tommy is really in the mood to frolic with no outlet and Pete brings a listener submission that celebrates flamboyance with a cherry on top.

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The Legend of the Invoice Incursion

March 25th, 2019


Pete explores options for general home protection while Tommy brings lessons in restaurant etiquette on behalf of those cursed as recipients of grand …

The Legend of the Whispering Goaltender

March 18th, 2019


Tommy explores what his life might have looked like had he fully exercized his mad skillz while Pete hits the dark web and gets blitzed on slime.

The Legend of Season 3

March 9th, 2019


After a long summer hiatus, Tommy and Pete are coming back with another season of (allegedly) humorous anxiety. Make sure to clean up your feeds and share with the class everything you learned over the summer!

The Case of the Inedible Venetian

November 19th, 2018


In this final episode of season 2, Pete seeks safety in the arms of the FDA while Tommy struggles for freedom from the mighty grasp of a waterlogged …

The Case of Calamity U.

November 12th, 2018


Tommy helps a listener through a disturbing case of Neesonitis while Pete struggles to hide from academics bearing heavy books.

• This week's tune: So Clear by Eyal Raz

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The Case of the Apocalyptic Valise

November 5th, 2018


Pete helps a listener tilt into the winds of change while Tommy faces the black depths of his toiletry kit.

The Case of the Elder Contri-BOO-tions!!!

October 29th, 2018


Tommy digs deep to help a listener distressed with specter-spook while Pete seeks the solution to the generation gap.

• This week's tune: Love is …

The Case of the Audited Moniker

October 22nd, 2018


Pete helps a listener with the find peace under the giant thumb of a byzantine system while Tommy struggles to gift the long arm of history with anything more than a list of nouns.

• This week's tune: Talk of Calvary by …

The Case of the Manchurian Mathematician

October 15th, 2018


Tommy helps a listener find the secrets in plain sight while Pete struggles at the blackboard.

• This week's tune: Your Favorite Song by Katrina Stone

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The Case of the Fangspace

October 8th, 2018


Pete helps a listener (in no way whatsoever) to overcome a personal pestilence while Tommy mourns (in no way whatsoever) the loss of an esteem-maker.

• This week's tune: On My Own by Torelli and the Fuse

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The Case of the Jester's Chops

October 1st, 2018


Tommy helps a listener navigate pavement in clever new ways while Pete confronts a dark confusion in face of tools for joy.

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The Case of the Derma-Trolley

September 24th, 2018


Pete’s looking for grime in the dark places while Tommy is in a most perilous race against his own cheeks.

• This week's tune: Stairway to the Stars by Rex Banner

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The Case of the Cardiac Doodler

September 17th, 2018


Tommy helps a listener through pesky pen pessimism while Pete builds a strong case for the end of all medical science.

• This week's tune: Little Picture by Arthur Dove

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The Case of the Out-of-Work Virus

September 10th, 2018


Tommy takes to the trolls while Pete brings a listener challenge and advice for the espionage-minded.

• This week's tune: Never Wanna Grow Up by …

The Case of the 😜 💳 💵

September 3rd, 2018


Tommy looks inside himself and finds his inner 😻 while Pete reminisces about false hope at the bottom of an empty 💰.

The Case of the What's That Smell Season Two Trailer

August 20th, 2018


What's That Smell is coming back in September! But will you be a part of it?

Just in case you forgot us

August 1st, 2018


Pete and Tommy are diligently working on season 2 of the show. To get ready, they've asked some friends to help them put together a fond remembrance of anxieties gone by. If you haven't had a chance to binge season 1 of …

Your mother says we’re her favorite: A What’s That Smell? Retrospective

May 28th, 2018


It’s our last show of our first season. To celebrate, we decided to do a little self-indulgent navel gazing because we heard podcast audiences adore …

Eat Prey Run

May 21st, 2018


At long last, Tommy unleashes the swarm while Pete fights to flaunt his … ummm … outer strength?

High Jump, No Landing

May 14th, 2018


Pete laments the sad shortage of railings in the world, and Tommy's just sitting there watching the clock... and waiting...

Paula Ticks as Usual

May 7th, 2018


Pete pokes the dragon of our own making while Tommy feels the pangs of embarrassment decades in the making.

Ruff Procedures

April 30th, 2018


Pete sees someone else's life flash before his eyes, and Tommy dodges daggers doggedly. 

Links & Notes

• This week's tune: DuDa by Grand Torino

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Whompf! (There Eat Is)

April 23rd, 2018


Tommy visits the darkness and in the process finds Shyamalan while Pete beats his inner child to the Twinkies.

Links & Notes

• This week's tune: Feel Alive by Rex Banner

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They, Robot

April 16th, 2018


Pete strives to relate to a brave new world. Tommy worries that in that world, we're all just meat targets.

Links & Notes

Imposter, #2

April 2nd, 2018


Pete battles his urge to hide everything he creates. Ironically, so does Tommy.

Links & Notes

Deafening Silence, Buried Deep

March 26th, 2018


Tommy talks to hush the sound of judgment and Pete prepares for the long rest, prematurely.

Unwarranted Distress & Administrophobia

March 19th, 2018


Pete takes an uncomfortable journey inward and Tommy faces the paper monster while on the injured list.

This week's track: "Amped Adapter" by Marc Robillard

Nasal Waffles & Death See-Saws

March 12th, 2018


In our very first episode, Pete takes on an odiferous demon and Tommy confronts the limits of physics and aerospace engineering.

This week's track: "Hit the Ground Running" by Ryan Prewett

The Big What's That Smell? Podcast Trailer!

February 23rd, 2018


Get to know Tom and Pete with a little taste of their anxieties leading up to the March 12 launch of the What's That Smell? podcast!

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