How To Do Everything

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

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

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

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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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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. 

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

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

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

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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. 

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

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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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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."

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

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

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

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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.

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Dinosaur Baths and Hot Enchiladas

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

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

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

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

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Frozen, Floods and Chips

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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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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. 

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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

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

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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. 

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

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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.

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

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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. 

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

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