How To Do Everything (general)

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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. 

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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!

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

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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.  

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

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

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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! 

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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How to prepare for a galactic journey.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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!

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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. 

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

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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

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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." 

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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! 

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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 everything. Plus: your toilet of the week! 

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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! 


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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. 


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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, helps us put a name on the Petraeus Scandal. 

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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. 


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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.


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

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


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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. 

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

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

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

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How to avoid mosquitoes, talk about hard cider and become a Mythbuster.

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How to talk to strangers, care for and feed your pet bedbugs, and save money on groceries. 

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Featuring the strangest listener question we’ve yet received. 

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How to know how much propane is left in your tank, read 50 Shades of Grey in public, and get backstage at a concert. Plus: we hear from a listener who tells us our show was actually useful for once! 

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How to get cheap cereal, pass the time on the moon, and make a great wedding toast. 

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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 Moore, and more. 

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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.

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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 act around celebrities, how to run for office, how to bring a stale bagel back to life, and more. See you next week with the regular new stuff. 

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