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Is milk juice? At the movie theater, which armrest is yours? What makes a face punchable? We answer these questions after Matt's dream actions cause him problems and before we get to a circle-back/follow-up on his secret Elf on the Shelf exploits. Submit your least pressing questions, local legends, definitive rankings, neighborhood group drama, an…
 
A simple question submission may have led to a new YDAFT tradition. This week the boys figure out what is on their 2023 Bingo Cards...and invite you to play along! You can fill out a 2023 YDAFT Bingo Card here. Submit your least pressing questions, local legends, definitive rankings, neighborhood group drama, and whatever else you want us to cover …
 
How big is personal space? How does one win 'The Game' (which, sorry: you just lost)? Plus: we invent new circles of Hell and Eric completes his half of Google Gripes Season 2, Round 1! Submit your least pressing questions, local legends, definitive rankings, neighborhood group drama, and whatever else you want us to cover at youdidntaskforthis@gma…
 
Happy holidays, everyone! Since you've all been so good, this year we got you a brand new Definitive Ranking: the 12 days of Christmas! Just what does one do with all these damn birds? Plus: love him or hate him, we're tackling all your questions about the Elf on the Shelf. Submit your least pressing questions, local legends, definitive rankings, n…
 
What is the best and worst way to spend spoons? Eric finally gets to teach Matt about Spoon Theory before the boys tackle a delicate question: in this era of Toxic Masculinity, "what is the modern day "Test of Manhood"? Plus: the first YDAFT job reference and the season two premiere of Google Gripes. Submit your least pressing questions, local lege…
 
What are the ingredients of Humble Pie? What's the oldest trick in the book? Why do millennials hate phone calls? This Thanksgiving, we're grateful to be tackling these questions as we search for a new Turkey Day tradition and wrestle with a challenge from the Thoughtline. Play out music for this episode: "Don't Take It Out on Me" by PEG and the Re…
 
What is the appropriate punishment for coworkers that eat your lunch? How did Pigpen get so dirty and why can't he get clean? We answer these existential dilemmas before heading to the Thoughtline, where two spouses have called on us for counseling. Plus: a brand-new segment of Fun Facts that you certainly didn't ask for. Submit your least pressing…
 
Spooky season is upon us and we've got an episode full of Halloween treats! Namely: what's the worst Halloween candy? What does your Trick or Treat bag of choice say about you? What (fictional) serial killer would you want to be your roommate? Plus: the boys ask each other some personal questions. Submit your least pressing questions, local legends…
 
To celebrate the 50th episode of YDAFT, we're welcoming back all of our past guests! These YDAFT Giants return as guest gripers in the much-anticipated season one finale of Google Gripes. But first: we finally cover the burning question from our show's description. Submit your least pressing questions, local legends, definitive rankings, neighborho…
 
In a themed episode, we go through your least-pressing questions about Sci Fi classic (and Matt's favorite movie) Back to the Future. From so called "plot holes" to speculation on what the characters are up to in 2022, we clean-up the BTTF Continuum for you. Plus: a check-in with Fauntleroy. Submit your least pressing questions, local legends, defi…
 
In YDAFT's first-ever live episode, the boys welcome back Andy "Cookie" Rawlings as they fulfill a request from across the pond: to definitively re-rank Dave Channel's bullshit list of Britain's Best-Loved Biscuits. Click here to see Dave's original list. To see images of each biscuit, visit our Instagram! The episode was recorded live on the YDAFT…
 
Does Jolene know that Dolly’s man says her name in his sleep, or did she have to find out through song like everyone else? In a world where dogs play poker, what breed would be dealer? The players? Why don't birds poop on the roofs of houses? This episode provides those answers, but only after Matt determines if Eric is a member of The Back to the …
 
Road trips are full of questions and this episode, we're answering them all. Well, okay...some. Such as: are Swedish Fish gummies? What are the roles and responsibilities of each passenger in the car? Do other states besides New Jersey prohibit you from pumping your own gas...and what happens to you if you do? Plus: new neighborly nonsense in a fre…
 
Is the Pillsbury Doughboy a cannibal? If it's neither here nor there...where is it? What's the creepiest thing you can say when passing someone on the street? This is the eclectic group of conundrums facing us on episode 45, along with a fresh batch of Local Legends, and Matt's new special journal. Submit your least pressing questions, local legend…
 
Our July has been a bit hectic so you'll have to wait a little longer for episode 45, but in the meantime please take enjoy reliving the very best of episodes 31-40! While you wait... Submit your least pressing questions, local legends, definitive rankings, neighborhood drama, and whatever else you want us to cover at youdidntaskforthis@gmail.com o…
 
What kind of cheese is the best cheese? And in what form? And how many slices of American Cheese is too many? We answer all of these questions from a cheesy Twitter thread plus: does farting make you heavier? Why does nature pre-slice oranges and grapefruits? Then: the thrilling conclusion to round three of Google Gripes. Want more Google Gripes? R…
 
What happened to Fuzzy Wuzzy's hair? When does sooner end and later begin? Is breakfast for dinner...still just breakfast? We dissect these conundrums, dig into Ben and Jerry's recommendations, and start a brand new round of Google Gripes. Want to catch up on the first two rounds of Google Gripes? Here's your guide: Round One 32 | Pouch Me, Mama 34…
 
We are thrilled to be joined by psychedelic folk artist and former YDAFT Local Legend...Lewis Mallard! If you missed our previous report on Lewis (episode 37), Lewis travels the streets of Hamilton, Ontario as a giant duck. We interview Lewis about his experiences as an avian artist while Lewis asks questions about powdered milk and D&D characters.…
 
What is the correct way to make a PB&J? It's a question everyone has an answer to...and we are no exception. We duke it out over this culinary staple before examining what the Tooth Fairy does with all those teeth, what you see when life "flashes before your eyes" and spend a great deal of time on Reese and his various peanut butter products. Plus:…
 
Are there more windows or wheels? This week we take the viral TikTok question a little bit deeper before tackling what the world would look like if Cephalapods had become the dominant creature on Earth. Plus: the return of Fast Five and we celebrate 40 episodes by answering some personal questions. Got a question for the show? Submit your least pre…
 
This episode is all about etiquette and protocols: how do you get a guest to leave your house? What's the most unethical use of PowerPoint? Is ending a sentence in a text without punctuation passive aggressive? Plus: we debut a long-requested closing segment and respond to the beef the boys at Effin' Cultured started with us. Got a question for the…
 
Joining us this week is special guest and patron saint of podcasting Zack Deuce! Together we solve the pressing issues facing the world today: what happens if you're scared half to death twice? Why do we say something is "out of whack" and what IS "a whack?" How many chickens does it take to kill an elephant? Then: Matt and Eric interview Zack abou…
 
This week we dive into a YDAFT investigation to find out: Is anything in The Princess Bride truly "inconceivable?" Plus: what's the difference between a sketch and a skit? We close things out with two new Local Legends...after Matt starts things off with an injury. Got a question for the show? Submit your least pressing questions at youdidntaskfort…
 
What is Dr. Pepper's doctorate in? Is St. Patrick's Day overrated, underrated, or perfectly rated? How do you create the perfect charcuterie board using only items found at 7-11? This episode we're building that board and answering these questions plus bringing you more 1-star Google reviews. Got a question for the show? Submit your least pressing …
 
This week we welcome attorney and YDAFT Giant Carisa Hatfield to the show! Carisa brings an existential question about one's strength before we dive into picking a non-DeLorean vehicular time machine and getting a lawyer's advice on the legality Ariel's contract in The Little Mermaid. Got a question for the show? Submit your least pressing question…
 
Exactly how long is a moment? What cartoon weapon worries you the most? Why do beavers biologically hate running water? These are the burning questions Matt and Eric tackle this episode, plus Matt shares why AARP is already targeting him and the boys Zoom-bomb a call with some surprise (and distinguished) guests. Got a question for the show? Submit…
 
DJ Snake and Lil Jon have been asking the question for nine years and in this episode we finally provide the answer: what can can turn down for? We also weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each of the Ninja Turtles' weapons and decode exactly what kind of dog is The Downward Dog. Plus: the end of an era on Weird News. Got a question for the s…
 
How much should you reveal about yourself to your co-workers? Which superhero would make the best therapist? Matt and Eric provide these answers in addition to a series of questions from a dog. Plus: Matt challenges Eric with a brand-new game. Announcing the YDAFT Hotline! Call us at (410) 929-5329 and leave a message. We might just play it in a fu…
 
We're taking a short break this week, so you get to relive some of the best moments from the back half of 2021. From Bugles to Poo-Pourri, please enjoy this shot of pure, distilled YDAFT. Got a question for the show? Submit your least-pressing questions at youdidntaskforthis@gmail.com or @udidntaskpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can al…
 
For our second Christmas episode, we bring to you our latest Definitive Ranking: Santa's Reindeer. Who is the best of the bunch and who is just dead weight? Plus: the answer to the question every workplace faces: White Elephant or Secret Santa? The boys also go through the options for the best Christmas song and crown a champion. Got a question for…
 
As far as least-pressing questions go, this week the boys cover a heavy hitter: how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? They also dive into microwave etiquette in the break room, find out just how one "out pizzas The Hut," and share some new Local Legends from Germany and Seattle. Got a question for the show? Submit y…
 
My friends, my friends, I need to know: is The Cat in the Hat a villain...or hero? The answer to this conundrum plus: why squirrels jump in front of cars, the return of Fast Five, and a Circle-back/Follow-up to the boys free bread Definitive Ranking. Got a question for the show? Submit your least-pressing questions at youdidntaskforthis@gmail.com o…
 
There's fashionably late and then there's being rude. The boys tackle a question on group dining etiquette before moving on to a question directed at Eagle Scout Matt Shea...one that spawns Eric's long-awaited line of Boy Scout-related inquiries for Matt. That's right folks...the Boy Scout episode has arrived. Got a question for the show? Submit yo…
 
Just in time for spooky season, the boys welcome author, retired scare actor, and oft-mentioned listener from London, Andy "Cookie" Rawlings! The three gents get to the bottom of Bobby Pickett's eternal hit "The Monster Mash." Specifically: what is it? The song? A song within the song? Or something...darker? Plus, the three share tales from their t…
 
They may be the very definition of "finger foods" but real question is: are Bugles chips? Matt and Eric debate what the horn-shaped corn snack really is while also defining the acceptable toppings for toast and solving a parking lot conundrum. In celebration of YDAFT's one-year anniversary, the boys close by responding to some Personal Questions.…
 
Joining Matt and Eric for episode 25 is actor and podcaster Meghan Stanton! Meghan asks the boys about what makes "the perfect crime" and the three may or may not form a crime syndicate. The three interview each other on their dumb domestic disputes and the boys present the latest in dumb crime. Stay tuned after the episode for a preview of Beneath…
 
This week Matt and Eric answer a duo of questions regarding the greatest actor of our generation: Wishbone. How did he spend retirement? And why was he never featured on Inside the Actor's Studio? The boys also tackle a head-scratcher from a new Hyundai commercial, ponder technological troubles of elderly millennials, and round up a few new Local L…
 
In their first themed episode, Matt and Eric dive into the vicious, cut-throat world of the board game everybody loves or loves to hate: Monopoly. Why do we still play this cautionary tale of capitalism? What or where is the 'Go' in real life? Why does everybody hate on Baltic? What are the differences between St. James' Place and Atlantic Avenues?…
 
This week Matt and Eric are joined by the oft-mentioned Lindsey R, Barr: Dramaturg, Director, Ph.D Candidate, and Educator who just so happens to be married to Matt. Lindsey brings a question that Ed Helms has been asking ever since the 2009 classic The Hangover: "What DO tigers dream of when they take a little tiger snooze?" Plus: "What makes a ba…
 
Matt and Eric are back with a full on investigation: what criminal violations does Willy Wonka face? You think OSHA has a lot to say about that factory? Wait until the gambling commission weighs in. The boys also provide the top 5 events that aren't in the olympics, but should be. Plus: shopping cart theft and a new round of Dumb Crime.…
 
What is The Hokey Pokey all about? In Bootylicious, what flavor is The Jelly? What is the most-useless superpower? In the 20th episode you didn't ask for, Matt and Eric dig in to these mysteries, finding the hidden metaphor we participate in while "shaking it all about," and Beyoncé's prophecy in Bootylicious. Plus, the boys share their origin stor…
 
What chain restaurant has the best free bread? If life gives you lemons, what does death give you? Matt and Eric tackle these important questions and rank your favorite (and least-favorite) free bread offerings from chain restaurants. Where do Olive Garden's breadsticks land? What about Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits? Find out in the second ins…
 
If Garfield doesn't work, why does he hate Mondays? What's your meeting 'walk-up' music? How would you replace the 'popcorn' button on microwaves? These are just three of the eleven questions that special guest Sara Feldman brings to Matt and Eric for today's episode. Matt and Eric also discuss the hierarchy of Ikea products and debut a full length…
 
First on the agenda this week is a question that has plagued America for years: just how did the Geico camel lie his way into corporate middle management? Matt and Eric review his resume before debating the tough decisions that face time travelers. Plus: a new spin-off of Weird News: Dumb Crime.By Matt Shea and Eric Poch
 
What are the consequences of immortality? In Aladdin, did The Genie invent an entire sovereign state so his master could impress the girl? This week, Matt and Eric answer these mysteries, plus some personal ones as they mix up philosophers, juggle time periods, create terrible Anthony Fauci impressions, and uncover whether or not The Genie is a fra…
 
Matt and Eric welcome their first guest this week: Baltimore-based actor, director, and educator Paul Diem! The trio weigh-in on what does and does not belong in your home's most eclectic storage space: The Junk Drawer. Paul asks questions on dirty-sounding, but ultimately clean words, while Matt and Eric ask Paul about the state of high school the…
 
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