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Every week Bethany and Kathleen get together to chat about their lives and what's weird in the world, and they're inviting you to join them! Pull up a chair. Pour yourself something warm or strong or bubbly. There's room at the Tastebud Table for everyone.
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Pining after your best friend? Wondering if you should confess your feelings? Bethany has a great way to tell if you should go for it or not, and good ways to bare your soul if you decide to confess your feelings! Then, Kathleen fills us in on the crazy case of Natalia Barnett, the Ukrainian orphan who is either a kid or an adult...Please support the companies that support us!Figs - Whether you work in healthcare or just love being comfy, you’re going to love Figs! Get ready to love your scrubs. Head to wearFIGS.com (http://wearfigs.com/) and enter our code TASTE at checkout to get 15% off your first purchase!Warby Parker - Head to http://warbyparker.com/TASTE to order your free Home Try-On kit. Take the quiz to find a pair of glasses thatis perfect for you today!Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit http://awaytravel.com/TASTE and use promo code TASTE during checkout!OpenFit - OPENFIT will change the way you work out! Right now, during the OPENFIT 30-day challenge, you'll get a special extended 30-day free trial membership to OPENFIT when you text “Taste" to 303030. You will get full access to OPENFIT – all the workouts and nutrition information – TOTALLY FREE! STANDARD MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.Bethany’s Sources:-https://www.elitedaily.com/dating/save-friendship-crush-bestie/1343594-https://www.wikihow.com/Tell-Your-Best-Friend-You-%22Like-Like%22-Them-https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jul/02/how-to-tell-your-best-friend-youre-in-love-with-them-by-those-who-have-taken-the-plunge-https://m.wikihow.com/Fall-Out-of-Love-with-Your-Best-Friend-https://www.elitedaily.com/dating/tell-your-bff-you-love-them/1551463Kathleen's Sources:-https://www.thecut.com/2019/10/kristina-barnett-adopted-child-real-life-orphan.html-https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7479061/Mom-claims-Ukrainian-daughter-9-adopted-really-22-year-old-dwarfism.html-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1t-cNJ8YGQ-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjaI_N7ejM-https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-50319910-https://www.drphil.com/shows/ukrainian-orphan-child-or-adult-sociopath-the-exclusive-interview/-https://www.insider.com/ukraine-orphan-natalia-grace-took-adult-education-courses-lives-with-pastor
Not every problem is earth-shattering. Bethany and Kathleen tackle a bunch of your questions in this rapid-fire advice-giving bonanza! Which is better: a Pegasus or a Unicorn? How can you save your shoes from overly sweaty feet? Is Christmas the best time to announce a surprise baby? (Hint: YES.) Please support the companies that support us!Instacart - Try Instacart and get $10 off and free delivery on your first order! To get this limited time offer, download the mobile app or go to Instacart.com (http://instacart.com/) and enter our promo code TASTE at checkout!
Do you look to other people to make you happy? Kathleen has a friend whose marriage is on the rocks because her friend relies on her husband to keep her happy. You may be doing this without even realizing it! Then Bethany talks about a haunted military base in Okinawa, and Kathleen lets us know where the sharks are gathering to party…..Please support the companies that support us!KiwiCo - This holiday, give the gift of hands-on learning for tomorrow’s makers. For Acquired Taste listeners, go to http://kiwico.com/TASTE to get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE!Rothy’s - You’ve heard Bethany and Kathleen talking about their crazy comfortable flats made from recycled water bottles. Now try them for yourself! Visit http://rothys.com/TASTE to get your new favorite flats! Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for!Lola - Lola feminine care products are made by women, for women! For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com (http://mylola.com/) and enter TASTE30 when you subscribe!Noom - Noom is a habit changing solution that helps users learn to develop a new relationship with food through personalized courses.You don’t have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress. Sign up for your trial today at http://noom.com/taste!----Bethany’s Sources:-https://www.military.com/undertheradar/2019/04/01/why-okinawa-most-haunted-place-military.html-https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/02/a-haunted-air-base-in-okinawa/Kathleen's Source:-https://medium.com/darius-foroux/self-reliance-is-the-secret-sauce-to-consistent-happiness-51b2a2288a2e-https://slate.com/technology/2016/07/why-do-great-white-sharks-converge-on-a-mysterious-point-in-the-pacific-every-year-video.html-https://nypost.com/2019/11/04/girl-in-zimbabwe-gouges-crocodiles-eyes-out-to-save-friend-report/
It’s our last spooky episode of the season and your scary stories didn’t disappoint! One of you is being haunted - literally - by a very angry ex, and Bethany reads a real-life “the call is coming from inside the house” story! Then, Kathleen tells us how to tell if your Air Bnb is secretly recording you…...Please support the companies that support us! ThredUp - For a limited time, thredUP is offering An Acquired Taste listeners a special deal for an extra 30% off your first order when you go to http://thredup.com/TASTE! That’s on top of the already low prices so hurry and take advantage! Terms apply.Cirkul - Right now, you can get your own Cirkul bottle plus two flavor cartridges for just $5 by going to DrinkCirkul.com/TASTE (http://drinkcirkul.com/TASTE) and using code TASTE at checkout!BioClarity - Get healthier, more radiant skin AND 15% off EVERYTHING on their website by going to BioClarity.com (http://bioclarity.com/) and using our code ACQUIRED at checkout!Purple - You’re going to love Purple! And right now our listeners will get a FREE Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress! That’s in addition to the great free gifts they’re offering sitewide. Just text “TASTE” to 84-888. Message and data rates may apply.------Kathleen's Sources:-https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/25/movies/netflix-horror.html-https://www.senteltechsecurity.com/blog/post/how-to-find-hidden-cameras/
It’s a true crime bonanza on this week’s bonus episode! Two of our TasteBuds write in with strangely similar true-crime close encounters, and Kathleen tells us how some killers couldn’t help but confess… on Facebook! Please support the companies that support us!Noom - Want to change your relationship with food? Small steps make big progress! Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/Taste (http://noom.com/Taste) ! BioClarity - Get healthier, more radiant skin by using BioClarity! And right now, save 15% off EVERYTHING on their website! Just visit BioClarity.com (http://bioclarity.com/) and use the code ACQUIRED at checkout!Kathleen's Sources:-https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/police-davis-county-man-killed-his-mom-saturday-night-then-streamed-her-death-on-facebook/-https://www.ranker.com/list/people-who-confessed-on-facebook/erin-wisti
’Tis the season to be SPOOOKYMWAHAHAHAHA! Mama Watson’s cooking in Kitchen Studio NYC while Bethany and Kathleen read your scary stories! Then, it’s time to figure out which kind of Miranda YOU are!Please support the companies that support us!LegacyBox - There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Plus, for a limited time, they’re offering our listeners an exclusive discount! Go to Legacybox.com/ (http://legacybox.com/) TASTE to get 40% off your first order!FabFitFun - FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box with full-size beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle products. It retails for $49.99 but always has a value over $200. Visit www.fabfitfun.com (http://www.fabfitfun.com/) and use the coupon code TASTE for $10 off your first box!ThirdLove - ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they're offering our listeners 15% off your first order! Go to THIRDLOVE.com/ (http://thirdlove.com/) TASTE now to find your perfect-fitting bra!Joybird - Create furniture that matches your own fearless style! Visit http://joybird.com/TASTE and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code TASTE! FLOWCHART: Which Kind of Miranda Are You? (via ManRepeller)https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/10/we-should-all-be-mirandas.html
Kathleen has discovered a new lifestyle and she’s going all-in: Doomsday Prepping. Listen in as she teaches the class what to hoard, how to turn a gum wrapper into fire, and why you should always choose a hatchet over a boring knife. Then Bethany goes through the type of emotional vampires out there, how to protect yourself from these exhausting people, and how to tell if YOU’RE the emotional vampire! *hisssssssss*Please support the companies that support us!OpenFit - Right now, during the OPENFIT 30-day challenge, our listeners get a special extended 30-day free trial membership to OPENFIT when you text TASTE to 303030. You will get full access to OPENFIT – all the workouts and nutrition information – TOTALLY FREE.  STANDARD MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.  Lola - For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com (http://mylola.com/) and enter TASTE30 when you subscribe!Brooklinen - Our Brooklinen sheets are the most comfortable sheets we've slept on! Treat yourself to the upgrade you deserve. Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code TASTE at Brooklinen.com (http://brooklinen.com/)Instacart - Try Instacart and get $10 off and free delivery on your first order! To get this limited time offer, download the mobile app or go to Instacart.com (http://instacart.com/) and enter our promo code TASTE at checkout! Bethany’s Sources:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-freedom/201101/the-5-types-emotional-vampires-in-your-lifeQUIZ: Are YOU An Emotional Vampire?https://drjudithorloff.com/are-you-an-emotional-vampire-dont-worry-we-all-can-be-sometimes/Kathleen's Sources:-https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dutch-family-of-7-waiting-for-the-end-of-time-discovered-living-in-farmhouse-basement/-https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50054044-https://people.com/crime/dutch-family-found-in-basement-preparing-for-end-of-world/- https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/outdoors/a14440/7-survival-skills-youll-need-at-the-end-of-the-world/- https://www.outdoorrevival.com/kit-and-equipment/more-valuable.html
It’s a double dose of listener emails on this here bonus episode! Lucia has gone through a traumatic loss and is using a big lesson she learned to help the rest of us deal with body insecurities. And then we hear from a TasteBud who can’t seem to stop Insta-stalking ex-friends. How should she stop? SHOULD she stop? Are you doing it right now? (You’re not alone ;) Please support the companies that support us!Purple - The Purple mattress will probably feel different than anything you’ve ever experienced because it uses this brand new material that was developed by an actual rocket scientist! And now, get a FREE Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress! That’s in addition to the great free gifts they’re offering sitewide. Just text “TASTE” to 84-888. Message and data rates may apply.
Someone rescue Bethany; she’s in full-on Spooky Mode. This week she’s talking about the (almost) ghost town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, and the not-so-spooky reason that you shouldn’t visit it. Then Kathleen gets personal with some advice for everyone on bringing intimacy back into your relationship. And the women stop down to remember a TasteBud who passed away last month and whose obituary touched people around the world. <3 Please support the companies that support us!Rothy’s - Discover for yourself why Kathleen and Bethany are in love with these shoes made from recycled water bottles! Go to Rothhttp://ys.com/taste to get your new favorite flats!Care/of - Get vitamin packs personalized just for you! For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com (http://takecareof.com/) and enter our code TASTE!FIGS - Love your scrubs, whether you’re a medical professional or just someone who loves being comfortable! Head to wearFIGS.com (http://wearfigs.com/) and enter our code TASTE at checkout!Noom - Noom is a habit changing solution that helps users learn to develop a new relationship with food through personalized courses. You don’t have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress. Sign up for your trial today at http://noom.com/taste!Bethany’s Sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvaniahttps://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2537-i-live-in-centralia-pa-its-americas-creepiest-ghost-town.htmlhttps://www.atlasobscura.com/places/church-of-centralia-ghost-townhttps://www.atlasobscura.com/places/centraliahttps://silenthill.fandom.com/wiki/Silent_Hill,_West_Virginia Kathleen's Source: https://www.verywellmind.com/men-growing-intimacy-in-marriage-1270945
Did you know Freddy Krueger is a based on a true story?! Wes Craven created the series after reading about a very real medical mystery! Bethany fills you in on the bewildering Freddy Krueger nightmare details. And since anxiety is skyrocketing right now, Kathleen teaches the class how simple breathing techniques can change your body and your brain! Plus, the final verdict on whether or not you need to take your shoes off inside the house. Please support the companies that support us!BruMate - Don’t settle for warm alcohol. Chill out with your favorite drinks all day long—with BrüMate! Visit BruMate.com (http://brumate.com/) and add the code TASTE to get 15% off your first order!Bombas - These are Bethany and Kathleen’s favorite socks! Buy your Bombas at http://bombas.com/TASTE and get 20% off your first purchase!ThredUp - For a limited time, thredUP is offering An Acquired Taste listeners a special deal! Get an extra 30% off your first order when you go to http://thredup.com/taste! That’s on top of the already low prices, so hurry and take advantage! Terms apply.BioClarity - Get healthier, more radiant skin! Visit BioClarity.com (http://bioclarity.com/) and enter the code ACQUIRED at checkout to save 40% on skincare routines PLUS an additional 15% off EVERYTHING on their website! ------Bethany’s Sources:https://medium.com/@arifakhtar/some-nightmares-are-real-the-mysterious-deaths-that-inspired-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1cafb7450c78 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_arrhythmic_death_syndrome PODCAST: Guide to the Unknown - http://www.talkbomb.com/gttupod Kathleen's Sources: https://www.verywellmind.com/abdominal-breathing-2584115https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/how-to-get-more-energy/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QTJOAI0UoUhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/science/shoes-in-house-germs.html
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Comments (9)

KayceeErinn

hey what happened? it just cuts off in the middle....

Oct 3rd
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Frederick Kemball

You bring joy and excitement with every Podcast thank you for sharing your feelings And insights into your life. Sincerely Fred

Sep 16th
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Nicole Stephan

Really didn't sound like Kathleen was going to say the only thing she likes to put in her mouth when she's drunk was Pizza...🤣

Feb 26th
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Christina Lease

I love this podcast!!! By far my most favorite podcast I have ever listened to!! These ladies fricken rock!

Jan 9th
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Yasmine Bidzilya-Harmon

By far my favorite podcast!

Dec 12th
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melvin garcia

Bethany sounded like skeery interviewing Wierd Al 😂😂

Sep 19th
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Mac Phillips

I love these girls!!!

Sep 13th
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