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How To Do Everything

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We're half advice show, half survival guide. We answer all your questions, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert.
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22:37 | Nov 18th, 2016

In our last episode, we learn how to drink tea, build human towers, watch the sunset forever and find the Ian inside all of us.

20:43 | Nov 11th, 2016

We learn what happened to a two-thousand year-old toe, and what to do when our voices make you sick.
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17:08 | Nov 4th, 2016

Devil In The White City author Erik Larson helps us write gooder, and we tell you how to snack silently at the movies.

20:36 | Oct 28th, 2016

Mark Bittman helps us answer a very creepy question, and we learn who's helping the Obamas move.

10:53 | Oct 21st, 2016

How to talk to fish and protect your yard signs.

16:53 | Oct 13th, 2016

We help you brush that dirt off your shoulder and get the most out of your Reese's.

16:03 | Oct 7th, 2016

We tell you how to get deep and how to fake childhood memories.

11:15 | Sep 30th, 2016

A listener needs help opening his Velcro bag quietly, so we call in the military.

22:44 | Sep 23rd, 2016

How to get people to remember your name and find thousands of worms. Note: this episode talks about curse words but bleeps them out. It's educational, but there's a lot of cursing.

23:59 | Sep 16th, 2016

We tell you how to keep your fries crispy and make your friends cry.

15:32 | Sep 9th, 2016

How to lose to Usain Bolt by a slightly smaller margin, and another use for your bowling shoes.

17:02 | Sep 2nd, 2016

How to endure hearing someone describe their dream.

18:02 | Aug 26th, 2016

How to bathe discreetly and get close to a panda.

22:02 | Aug 19th, 2016

How to pick a winner in a bear v. tiger fight, find an endangered species, and eat spicy food.

21:55 | Aug 12th, 2016

How to train your pet jellyfish and plan a wedding no one will forget.

27:37 | Aug 5th, 2016

With how-to advice from a bunch of Olympians and Patrick Stewart.

11:46 | Jul 29th, 2016

How to protect your cow and pull a loose tooth.

16:52 | Jul 21st, 2016

How to celebrate your new favorite holiday and enjoy the Summer Olympics.

21:02 | Jul 15th, 2016

How to talk to a dinosaur and survive a public bathroom.

25:11 | Jul 8th, 2016

How to have less fun at the beach, and how to enjoy graham crackers.

22:51 | Jul 1st, 2016

How to defend against the dark arts, call someone a jerk, and look cool around dads.

18:33 | Jun 24th, 2016

We help Ryan and Ryan, and learn what bees are thinking.

21:33 | Jun 17th, 2016

How to blend into the background, and harness the secret power of watermelon.

17:59 | Jun 11th, 2016

Why you do what you do when you've really gotta go.

14:09 | Jun 3rd, 2016

How to keep score at a Cubs game and find the best seat on your next flight.

27:04 | May 27th, 2016

This week we save a marriage and improve the most awkward minute of your day.

17:04 | May 13th, 2016

How AC/DC could save your life, and we defend weasels.

17:52 | May 6th, 2016

How to keep a secret, and how to say goodbye bye bye.

18:11 | Apr 29th, 2016

A 21st Century mom gets a visit from the 24th Century.

24:36 | Apr 22nd, 2016

How to avoid a bad bee sting, get back at bad Facebook posters, and look cool when you're carrying a Trapper Keeper.

23:25 | Apr 15th, 2016

How to shake hands like a politician, free up space on your iPhone, and talk about golf.

15:20 | Apr 8th, 2016

The fun way to monitor air pollution and deal with an annoying co-worker.

18:40 | Mar 31st, 2016

How to defeat the Nazis and wind the Great Clock.

15:35 | Mar 25th, 2016

We talk to astronauts on the International Space Station, and help name a burrito restaurant here on earth.

21:07 | Mar 11th, 2016

How to tell the presidential candidates apart and count seconds effectively.

19:37 | Mar 5th, 2016

How to actually enjoy yourself at the symphony, and sneak your name into your favorite TV show.

16:19 | Feb 26th, 2016

This episode has nothing to do with the movie "Love & Basketball."

15:53 | Feb 19th, 2016

Special guest Nick Offerman solves your biggest problem, and who to call when a killer asteroid is on its way.

17:05 | Feb 12th, 2016

How to make your food taste sweeter, and valentines that say Be Someone Else's.

24:39 | Feb 5th, 2016

How to leave a message, send a message, and destroy drones.

15:20 | Jan 29th, 2016

Boy, that title makes it seem like a different show this week. Note: this podcast contains no actual Donald Trump.

17:57 | Jan 22nd, 2016

How to make s'mores in the most dangerous way possible, and how to make s'peace with your rooster.

21:41 | Jan 16th, 2016

How to sleep with the fishes and live like El Chapo.

21:27 | Jan 8th, 2016

How to talk about the stock market, get an elk out of your basement, and spoil SpaghettiOs.

27:55 | Dec 18th, 2015

How to deter thieves, tell a bedtime story, hum a song, and find sunken treasure.

18:29 | Dec 11th, 2015

How to celebrate Christmas in Catalonia, ruin French toast, and get a seat on the subway.

17:23 | Dec 3rd, 2015

How to find giant insects, serve eggnog, and welcome extraterrestrials.

16:58 | Nov 25th, 2015

How to always win the wishbone pull, dodge awkward dinner conversations, and eat as much as possible.

15:10 | Nov 19th, 2015

How to distract someone you love, and a surprising discovery in Queen Elizabeth's art collection.

24:08 | Nov 13th, 2015

How to smuggle a live chicken, frighten your dentist, and hitchhike offensively.

23:32 | Nov 6th, 2015

How to stay awake during meetings, look sexy in a safety vest, and really smell something.

12:01 | Oct 29th, 2015

How to escape when you've been buried alive, and more. If you've been buried alive, though, just call 911 and listen to the episode later.

20:14 | Oct 23rd, 2015

How to throw a really unsettling punch, scare someone, and delight children around the world.

16:38 | Oct 14th, 2015

How to survive a breakup, keep your bike from getting stolen, and count Davids.

16:48 | Oct 7th, 2015

How to defend yourself against monsters, lend money properly, and play a game of Crud. Also: a correction.

20:26 | Sep 30th, 2015

This week, we provide assistance to the Russian Government, and to two small children.

21:32 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Pope Francis is visiting the US this week. We help him act like a local.

24:56 | Sep 17th, 2015

How to take a photograph of your cat, talk to your dog, talk to a British person, and talk to a British dog.

08:17 | Sep 3rd, 2015

How much money is there on the planet? We investigate.

09:05 | Aug 30th, 2015

Ian visits a corpse flower, a stinky jungle plant which has been waiting 12 years to bloom.

12:54 | Aug 20th, 2015

We talk about the weather, but not in a boring way. We hope.

18:36 | Aug 14th, 2015

How to send secret messages, heal your wounds, and more.

14:38 | Aug 7th, 2015

How to stay cool in the summertime, and salt your food without salt.

23:06 | Jul 31st, 2015

This week we tell you how to choose the best name ever for your baby and investigate an old outhouse mystery.

10:43 | Jul 15th, 2015

A listener wants to know how not to get startled. Ian and Mike either help or make it worse.

16:01 | Jul 9th, 2015

This week we tell you how to get a fancy free hat and freak out your entire town.

23:39 | Jul 1st, 2015

We listen back to our interview with Sonia Sotomayor, we cure brain freeze, and the Fonz himself helps you look cool.

26:45 | Jun 26th, 2015

Ian and Mike are out of the office. They talk about it, then they change the world, then they play some old segments.

16:42 | Jun 19th, 2015

How to defeat your winged enemies and prove how good you are at the bongos.

15:50 | Jun 10th, 2015

How to take beautiful photographs of your cat, and how to digest your food. Plus, we say goodbye to a beloved colleague. Not Gillian. We already said goodbye to Gillian.

14:01 | Jun 3rd, 2015

How to conduct yourself around pie, and how to name your bird.

17:19 | May 20th, 2015

We help you relax, and help you become a fossil. Plus, some words of encouragement as you enter the final days of the exclamation point fast.

21:20 | May 13th, 2015

How to make sense of what your computer is saying, make an uneasy pengiun comfortable, and use up old newspapers. Plus we have a tip to get you through the last week of our Exclamation Point Fast.

16:45 | May 5th, 2015

We help endangered penguins carry on their species, and we help you make small talk with kids. Plus: our Exclamation Point Fast continues, with catastrophic results.

20:41 | Apr 28th, 2015

How to make a mountain shorter and a new use for bacon. Plus, we check in on our exclamation point fast.

18:47 | Apr 21st, 2015

How to find alternatives for the f-word, cook your chicken in the most spectacular way possible, and stop using exclamation points! That was our last one.

21:09 | Apr 14th, 2015

How to celebrate without getting everyone else sick and the fastest way to get published in the New York Times.

23:21 | Apr 7th, 2015

How to make your pregnancy more exciting and the Olympics more competitive.

16:27 | Apr 2nd, 2015

How to wake up, celebrate your birthday properly, and shoot a free throw. This is not an April Fool's Day episode. Were we supposed to do an April Fool's Day episode?

19:47 | Mar 25th, 2015

How to become Cheetah Boy, and a warning about lipstick.

22:14 | Mar 17th, 2015

How to get the milk you want and deserve, and the truth about asparagus.

15:18 | Mar 10th, 2015

A cow is rescued, and a nose is picked.

26:02 | Mar 4th, 2015

How to beat the winter, find love, and make the Olympic team.

14:34 | Feb 24th, 2015

We help you get unstuck and survive your walk to work.

08:20 | Feb 17th, 2015

This week we help you find your seat without bothering the people around you.

22:51 | Feb 10th, 2015

How to drive a rally car, bluff convincingly, and look pretty when you get your picture taken.

20:46 | Feb 4th, 2015

This week, how to never miss a meeting, decide if your shark needs pants, and more.

13:52 | Jan 27th, 2015

How to keep your cereal from getting soggy, and we make a very interesting dip for the big sporting event with the misshapen ball that will be played on Sunday and shall not be named.

20:09 | Jan 21st, 2015

How to stop that email you shouldn't have sent, and how to swim a lap. Plus: a friend in need is a friend indeed.

25:23 | Jan 14th, 2015

This week we solve an age-old spinach mystery and help out the FBI. Plus football predictions from Gillian!

17:30 | Jan 6th, 2015

How to crack a case, and how to build a really, really, really big Lego model.

0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2014

This episode is only for cows. Humans are advised to skip this and listen to one of our many human-focused episodes instead.

0:00 | Dec 22nd, 2014

Cows, it turns out, hate the sound of cowbells. We try and help out our bovine friends.

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2014

This week a Ninja Master gives Santa some tips on sneaking around and how to make 2015 the best year ever.

0:00 | Dec 13th, 2014

A listener is getting laser hair removal, and it hurts. A lot. Mike and Ian help her deal with the pain, with some help from the toughest people they could find.

0:00 | Dec 5th, 2014

This week we tell you how to punch someone in the face without hurting anyone and get solar power the Jackie Chan way.

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2014

We're out of the office this week, but we've put together a few Thanksgiving-ish howtos from past shows.

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2014

How to survive family time this Thanksgiving. Plus, the moving walkway is coming to an end.

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2014

How to find all those typoos you made, and how they test out those wicking t-shirts.

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2014

We do our best to help out Josiah, who needs to beat a much stronger guy in arm wrestling. Also: nocturnal sneezing.

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2014

A special Halloween episode with lots of zombies and scary things.

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2014

How to get service at a restaurant and a man learns to ride a bike without training wheels.

0:00 | Oct 17th, 2014

How to correct someone gracefully, and how to mow your lawn without a lawnmower.

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2014

How to get the most out of your root beer, insult people from ancient times and make peace with that sneezy guy on the train.

0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2014

How to predict the winter, describe the taste of bubblegum, and park your blimp safely.

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2014

How to make sense of the credits at the end of a movie, doodle old school, and how companies choose the names for people in their ads.

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2014

How to freshen up with gin and we solve a stinky mystery.

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2014

How to dress your Dreadnaughtus; avoid ATM fees and taste somebody's name.

0:00 | Sep 5th, 2014

Mike and Ian help you with a common pet problem. Also, they've missed you, by the way.

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2014

Ian takes a visit to the National Ice Core Lab in Colorado, where they store all those thousand-year-old ice cores they pull out of Antarctica.

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2014

How not to get lost in the wild. A quick tip from our summer break.

0:00 | Aug 2nd, 2014

We're on the road this week, so just a short show for you. But we will tell you the strange, tragic story of The Noid, the old Domino's Pizza mascot from the 80s.

0:00 | Jul 25th, 2014

This week we tell you how to turn beach trip into a treasure hunt and how to snack on crickets.

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2014

How to travel with your baby, and what to do when you've really, really got to go.

0:00 | Jul 11th, 2014

Life inside a scoreboard and how to find the best seat on your next flight.

0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2014

How to get your very own bottled water past a TSA checkpoint, defend your international tennis tournament from varmints, and protect the President.

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2014

How to make sense of a buffet, jump out of a plane, and swim like a manatee.

0:00 | Jun 20th, 2014

We tell you the worst way to clean your chimney, how to take moment and the one thing you should be scared of this week.

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2014

How to prepare for the World Cup, and how to tell your parents you're getting married. Plus: the moon, the tides, and a man who wasn't entirely happy with a recent episode of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me."

0:00 | May 31st, 2014

How to have less fun at the beach, and how to enjoy graham crackers.

0:00 | May 23rd, 2014

How to introduce yourself, get rid of that whale on the beach, plus the one thing you should be afraid of this week.

0:00 | May 16th, 2014

The inside story on the greatest burp ever burped, how wild animals celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and more.

0:00 | May 9th, 2014

Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan determines exactly how long people need to wait before talking about spoilers, Mary Roach helps a listener with a fart-related question, and more.

0:00 | May 2nd, 2014

This week we tell you how to bathe your T.rex and eat your lunch without burning yourself.

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2014

How to get rid of those leftover Marshmallow Peeps, make good use of your pet dolphin, and play video games forever.

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2014

This week we tell you how to make a rat laugh, throw a better breaking ball and start a fire with snacks.

0:00 | Apr 11th, 2014

How to avoid a bad bee sting, get back at bad Facebook posters, and look cool when you're carrying a Trapper Keeper.

0:00 | Apr 4th, 2014

How to open a bag of chips, save all the animals and go up to bat. Plus, Jeff Garlin tells us how to pick the perfect Christmas tree.

0:00 | Mar 28th, 2014

This week we tell you how to fool zombies, how to sneeze in the Daytona 500 and we find another reason to love fried shrimp.

0:00 | Mar 21st, 2014

How to save money on clothes without giving up anything but your dignity, minimize the number of fights during Monopoly, and get the excellent restaurant service you don't deserve.

0:00 | Mar 14th, 2014

How to get rid of that perfume you never wear, properly call someone a nimrod, and celebrate St.Patrick's Day Chicago style.

0:00 | Mar 9th, 2014

How to properly make use of your cat, and how to make it in the NHL. Plus special guest meteorologist Paula Poundstone gives us our first ever weather report.

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2014

We remember Harold Ramis by learning how the movie Groundhog Day was almost very different, John Lithgow tells us how to play it cool at the Oscars, and we help a listener find love at the gym

0:00 | Feb 25th, 2014

This week we learn how to beat a spelling bee, how to talk to bees and a new use for cement.

0:00 | Feb 14th, 2014

How to feel better about this freezing winter, and how to prevent a hijacking. Plus, something to think about when you're smashed between two people in puffy coats on the subway.  And if you're playing along at home: it's spelled Verkhoyansk.

0:00 | Feb 7th, 2014

This week we tell you how to move like a glacier, write a cartoon musical and lose friends.

0:00 | Jan 31st, 2014

This week we tell you how to keep your beer from freezing, keep your hands warm at the South Pole and how to talk about the Super Bowl without saying Super Bowl.

0:00 | Jan 25th, 2014

How to deal with an embarrassing name, and how to spy like a lady. Plus, a revelation that may change breakfast forever.

0:00 | Jan 18th, 2014

This week we tell you how to pour pulled cod like a pad kid, put out a fire like a frat boy and we help A-Rod figure out what to do this summer.

0:00 | Jan 11th, 2014

How to take the spark out of your romance, survive the deep freeze, and growl like a radio bear.

0:00 | Dec 27th, 2013

The great Sir Patrick Stewart, in perhaps the role of his life, helps a listener answer a question about cows.

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2013

How to get the best possible tip when you're waiting tables, how to hug properly, and Peter Sagal joins us for an Egg Nog taste test.

0:00 | Dec 14th, 2013

How to get an autograph, how to have a baby (but not how to make a baby), and a visit from pro wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin. Plus: we talk to a couple winners of our Thanksgiving Travel Photo Contest!

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2013

This week we tell where Big Bird comes from, how new colors get their names, plus the Full Beaver Moon.

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2013

A game to make horrible holiday travel slightly less horrible, political strategist David Axelrod helps you dodge those awkward Thanksgiving dinner conversations, and more.

0:00 | Nov 25th, 2013

This week an astronaut tells you how to have a long distance relationship, how to press your pants when taking a nap and how to spoon.

0:00 | Nov 16th, 2013

How to ship a package in a way that will lessen the likelihood it gets destroyed, score an eight pointer when you’re playing basketball, and measure the wind. Plus: wordsearch winners!

0:00 | Nov 9th, 2013

How to get free coasters, curse across the world and avoid offending people with your word search. Plus, one last Toilet of the Week.

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2013

How to tell your rock formations apart, introduce yourself to the wonderful world of Star Trek, and do a body good. Plus: a portable Toilet of the Week!

0:00 | Oct 28th, 2013

Hal Needham, our favorite stuntman, died Friday at 82. He did stunts in more than 300 films, directed "Smokey and the Bandit" and "The Cannonball Run," won an Honorary Oscar last year, got a lot of speeding tickets, and broke a lot of bones. He was a...Show More

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2013

How to survive the food at a bar mitzvah, get out of jail and rack up billions in late fees. Plus, a spooky toilet of the week.

0:00 | Oct 12th, 2013

How to protect your valuables, discover a new species, and order water at a restaurant without looking like an idiot. Plus: an international Toilet of the Week!

0:00 | Oct 4th, 2013

How to keep your dog safe on roadtrips, fight off a lemur and a trip to the Yukon.

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2013

How to stop a swarm of bees from ruining your game and a totally legal way to make blue crystal meth.* *not actually crystal meth, but it is blue

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2013

Washington Post reporter Ian Shapira talks about covering the Navy Yard shooting. And: now that the new iPhone has a fingerprint scanner, you don't have to enter in your password anymore, which saves you almost half a second. We'll tell you a few way...Show More

0:00 | Sep 17th, 2013

How to avoid spoilers, pronounce a really, really, really long name, and get out of jury duty.

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2013

How to get ready for a tennis match, plan a flea circus, and take a compliment. You look nice today, by the way.

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2013

How to compliment your dog, get your bagel sandwich to work without making a mess and twerking.

0:00 | Aug 23rd, 2013

How to discover a new mammal, have the coolest name in baseball and make a robot laugh.

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2013

How to clean up after a rock star and make the call on a photo finish. Plus, a special warning to our listeners in Scandinavia.

0:00 | Aug 2nd, 2013

How to deal with your smelly roommate using hypnosis or a plant.

0:00 | Jul 26th, 2013

This week we join the crew from Fermi Lab on the final leg of their electromagnetic road trip.

0:00 | Jul 19th, 2013

How to sound intelligent at the race track and smuggle money across the border. Plus, Peter Sagal tries your ice cream.

0:00 | Jul 13th, 2013

How to survive on a desert island, name your baby, and pass the time while you're waiting for your baby. Also, we like poodles and noodles.

0:00 | Jul 2nd, 2013

How to move your really, really, really big magnet, survive when your flight get cancelled, and weigh your pet bee. Plus: your Toilet of the Week!

0:00 | Jun 28th, 2013

This week we tell you how to prepare your zookeepers to deal with a rogue panda.

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2013

How to look cool as a cucumber when it’s hot as a something hot outside, and how to make something NSFW into something SFW. Plus: a technologically advanced toilet of the week, and more.

0:00 | Jun 14th, 2013

How to win in hockey, create a new flavor of ice cream, and another reason to be suspicious of the UPS guy. #HTDE111

0:00 | Jun 7th, 2013

This week tell you how to intimadate jurors, pronounce the longest word in Germany and deal with your stinky clothes.

0:00 | Jun 3rd, 2013

How to improve your butter experience 1000%, perform an exorcism, and obtain cheese in the most dangerous way possible. Plus: your Toilet of the Week!

0:00 | May 24th, 2013

How to cook cicadas and how to be Darth Vader. Plus future NBA stars tell you how to be a basketball fan.

0:00 | May 17th, 2013

This week we tell you how to recruit a double agent, spruce up your uniform and keep your books dry.

0:00 | May 10th, 2013

How to enjoy popcorn, survive the Confidence Chamber, and get a good night's sleep - with help from Dr. Ruth.

0:00 | Apr 29th, 2013

How to talk beer, write an obituary and make the best of a badly timed one night stand.

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2013

This week we tell you how to play golf without wearing any pants, fit in with construction workers and deal with sinkholes.

0:00 | Apr 12th, 2013

How to keep that guy behind you from talking all the way through the movie, spy on your enemies, and get a job in modeling even if you’ve got a weird face. Plus: our March Madness winner, and a very remote Toilet of the Week!

0:00 | Mar 29th, 2013

How to fly a space age war plane, how to explain love to your dog and a very special toilet of the week. Plus, a March Madness update with Dick Vitale.

0:00 | Mar 22nd, 2013

How to win your elementary school talent show, keep your daughter from making fun of you, and drive as dangerously as possible. Two of these are a good idea.

0:00 | Mar 18th, 2013

How to make the perfect Chicken McNugget, celebrate the lifting of the NYC Soda Ban, and impress your three-year-old daughter. Plus the great comic book artist Chris Ware helps you learn to draw, and a very contemplative Toilet Of The Week!

0:00 | Mar 8th, 2013

How to rescue a deer friend or human friend stuck out on the ice, and name your new car. Plus we listen back to an Iditarod dispatch as the great sled dog race goes on in Alaska. Plus: your Toilet of the Week, and we give you nicknames.

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2013

How to clean your disgusting computer keyboard at work, sit comfortably at an awards show, and Barry Manilow helps a listener write a catchy jingle. Plus: our first ever Human Toilet of the Week!

0:00 | Feb 22nd, 2013

How to open your bag of chips easily, every time, how to keep from falling on the ice, and how to test out your new spy plane. And of course, your Toilet of the Week.

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2013

How to sit behind the president during the State of the Union Address and you'll never eat Chinese take-out the same again.

0:00 | Feb 7th, 2013

This week we learn how to create a presidential seal and how to give the official response to the State of the Union Address. Plus, a Toilet of the Week just in time for Mardi Gras.

0:00 | Feb 1st, 2013

How to cash in at the Super Bowl, camouflage your car, and a very, very special guest helps a listener learn to love baseball. Plus: your toilet of the week!

0:00 | Jan 26th, 2013

How to take a portrait of President Obama, how to play wide receiver in the NFL, and how to take on the role of Shrek in your high school musical. Plus: Producer Blythe goes out into the world to find our Toilet of the Week.

0:00 | Jan 19th, 2013

How to make the best ponytail possible, keep your milk from going bad, and use those old Livestrong bracelets you're not wearing anymore. Plus, Saturday Night Live & Portlandia's Fred Armisen comes back to help you with another problem.

0:00 | Jan 11th, 2013

How to remember which one's Bill Pullman and which one's Bill Paxton, how to act like a local in Russia, and an international Toilet of the Week. Also, for our Jurassic listeners, how to ride a dinosaur.

0:00 | Jan 5th, 2013

How to keep from crying when you chop onions, how to finish that joke from Dumb & Dumber, and a childhood fear gets investigated.

0:00 | Dec 21st, 2012

How to test out an airplane, look cool, and set up a classic joke. Plus: our toilet of the week, and the beginning and end of our new segment, "Nautical Notes."

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2012

How to smuggle drugs across the border (or stop a drug smuggler, if that's more your thing), become a standup comedian, and root for your favorite team. Plus: our toilet of the week!

0:00 | Dec 7th, 2012

Just a quick show this week as we're on the road, but we will tell you how to charge your phone when you forget your power adapter, and we talk to author Lee Child. He writes the Jack Reacher books, about a guy who pretty much knows how to do everyth...Show More

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2012

How to face down a heckler, make a movie with a cheetah, and get off the phone. Plus: our first international Toilet of the Week!

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2012

How to always win the wishbone pull, and navigate Thanksgiving family drama. Plus: Paula Deen on turkey, and we talk pumpkin pie with James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins. Seriously.

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2012

How to get a bumper sticker off your car, find a suitable substitute during a cockroach shortage (this is something that happens, apparently), and read a woman’s t-shirt without looking like a creep. Plus, Carl Bernstein, of Woodward and Bernstein, h...Show More

0:00 | Nov 2nd, 2012

How to stop a hurricane and win every single swing state. Plus the lovely Kristin Chenoweth helps you sing a showtune, with assistance from another very special guest.

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2012

A look inside the Apple Store Employee Manual, how to enjoy the World Series if you’re like Ian and you don’t know a thing about baseball, and how to make a good Halloween costume.

0:00 | Oct 18th, 2012

How to always remember your lunch, steal a million dollar painting, hang out with a farmer, and more. Plus: our Toilet of the Week.

0:00 | Oct 12th, 2012

How to eat a cupcake, make s’mores properly, and maybe, just maybe, help your plants grow. Plus, our Toilet Of The Week!

0:00 | Oct 5th, 2012

We tell you how to prepare for your presidential debate, fix your old Nintendo games and begin our most ambitious project ever.

0:00 | Sep 28th, 2012

How to dress for the office, keep coffee off your pants, and take over the mic at a volleyball game. Plus: why you always lose at crane games.

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2012

This week we learn how to care for a new mustache, pick a pocket square and recover from an embarrassing video.

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2012

How to lie about your secret mission and talk about strikes. Plus info about the How To meetup in Atlanta.

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2012

How to get your corn off the cob, ref an NFL game, name your modern Swedish furniture, and more!

0:00 | Jul 27th, 2012

With how to advice from: Sir Patrick Stewart, US Olympian Matt Tegenkamp, New Zealand Olympian Quentin Rew, Nigerian Olympian Koko Archibong, Australian Olympian Russel Mark, Senator and Olympic Gold Medalist Bill Bradley, Canadian Curler Kristie Moo...Show More

0:00 | Jul 19th, 2012

How to save money at an outdoor music festival, zombie-proof your car, and become a Blue Man. Plus, Governor Evan Bayh tells us how to survive the VP vetting process.

0:00 | Jul 11th, 2012

Mike and Ian are out of the office this week. But we went way back to the early episodes to find the old segments we’re actually not embarrassed of! If you’ve heard every episode, maybe skip this. But if you’re a new listener, we’ll tell you how to a...Show More