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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.
214 Episodes
Bethany is currently in Minneapolis covering for a colleague on maternity leave, so she has babies (or the lack of desire for them) on the brain! Kathleen tumbled down a particularly unique Reddit rabbit hole that’s leaving her tasting soap. And the women get into a tense discussion (fight) over….droplets? Please support the companies that support us!OpenFit - During the OpenFit 30 Day Challenge, Acquired Taste listeners get a special extended 30 day free trial membership to OpenFit when you text TASTE to 303030! (Standard message and data rates may apply.)HelloFresh - HelloFresh makes cooking delicious meals at home a reality, regardless of your comfort in the kitchen! For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to and enterTASTE80.Joybird - Quality hand-crafted furniture and a 365 day home trial! Make furniture your own at ( /TASTEPurple - Right now our Tastebuds will get a FREE Purple pillow withthe 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.)
Our TasteBud “Ms. Anonymous” asked for your help on Facebook, and you responded! Her husband has a hard time making friends, but he finally made one: a woman he works with. Who he messages on FB. All the time. A family visit to go get ice cream was the nail in the coffin, so Bethany and Kathleen dig through the situation to get to the truth. Plus, Kathleen teaches us the international symbol for…..foreskin?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 ( and enter our promo code TASTE at checkout!
Are you waking up at 3 AM? Bethany has personal experience with the so-called “Witching Hour” and she’s sharing what may be going on! Then, Kathleen talks about Imposter Syndrome and how it’s been hitting her lately. Plus, get an Ear Infection Update - we know that’s what you’re here for - and more voicemails from you!Please support the companies that support us!Rothy’s - These are your new favorite flats! Visit Bombas - Buy your Bombas at ( today and get 20% off your first purchase!Noom - You don’t have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress! Sign up for your trial today at Warby Parker - Order 5 pairs of glasses and try them on for 5 days — there's no obligation to buy! Ships free and includes a pre-paid return shipping label. Head to to order your free Home Try-On. Take the quiz to find a pair that is perfect for you today!Bethany’s Sources:'s Sources: (
Bethany and Kathleen take you on a one-way trip to Spookytown this episode! Kathleen is fresh off her trip to Alaska, and she brought some crazy facts and creepy stories back with her. And Bethany is giving you the rundown on a bunch of unsettling and downright gross things that have happened on cruises over the years. (Takeaway? Always travel with plenty of flashlights and plastic bags.) Grab a chair, friend. There’s room for you at our table!Please support the companies that support us!Figs - Whether you are one of the awesome humans that works in healthcare or someone that wants to say thanks to these deserving folks, FIGS is going to make that easy by providing you with 15% OFF your first purchase! Head to ( and enter our code TASTE at checkout.Lola - For 40% off your first month’s subscription, visit ( and enter TASTE when you subscribe!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 That’s on top of the already low prices so hurry and take advantage!BioClarity - Get healthier, more radiant skin by going to ( And right now, save 40% on skincare routines PLUS an additional 15% off EVERYTHING on their website! But you need to enter our code ACQUIRED at checkout!Bethany’s Story Sources:CheatSheet ( CNN ( CNN ( NY Daily News ( CBS News ( Wikipedia ( Wikipedia ( Google Books ('s Sources:-
Put down your phone! Wait, do it after the podcast! Kathleen is realizing how badly she’s addicted to her phone, and she hopes she’s not the only one. Are you a screen addict, too? And after a Pennywise doll (allegedly) floated into a New Jersey woman’s backyard, Bethany is going through some of Hollywood’s best – and worst – attempts at viral marketing. Please support the companies that support us! 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! Use our coupon code TASTE for $10 off your first box at 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 now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase! Instacart – Try Instacart and get $10 off your first order! To get this limited-time offer, visit or download the mobile app and enter our promo code TASTE at checkout! LegacyBox – There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. For a limited time, they’re offering our listeners an exclusive discount. Go to to get 40% off your first order! Get started preserving your past!
Our listener has a major dilemma: she’s in a happy relationship with a guy who’s putting in just as much effort as she is, and they’re about to move to a new state together! The problem? She can’t stop thinking about her first love. Is her ex really The One or is she idealizing the past?  Please support the companies that support us!  MVMT – Shop MVMT Everscroll blue light filtering glasses. Protect your eyes and look great doing it! To get 15% off today – with free shipping and free returns – visit!
We hope some story writing execs from the Hallmark Channel are listening to this gem! Bethany has a very serious theory about Ryan Gosling's fists. Is he -or- isn't he about to go HAM on someone during every single red carpet photo op? Also, Ryan Reynolds stops by to stay hi (sorta). Then, Kathleen is blowing our minds with her 'work backwards' idea about creating your ideal life. PLUS, she's sharing the top 6 signs you are giving too much of yourself to your job! Welcome to Wednesday, Buds... it's time to breakdance!Please support the companies that support us!thredUP – thredUP is the world’s largest online resale store where you can buy and sell secondhand clothing! For a limited time, they’re offering An Acquired Taste listeners up to 50% off your first order when you go to! That’s on top of the already low prices so hurry and take advantage! Terms apply. AUrate – Aurate is fine jewelry ethically made in New York City, founded by women for women! For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to and use promo code TASTE! OPENFIT – Change the way you work out with 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’ll get full access to OPENFIT – all the workouts and nutrition information – TOTALLY FREE! (Standard Message and Data Rates May Apply) Uqora - Try Uqora risk-free for 30 days and say goodbye to UTIs. Right now, Uqora isoffering 30% off when you text TASTE to 48-48-48. But hurry! This is a limitedtime offer!"Happy Dreams" Royalty free music from
HAPPY SEASON 3! This episode, Bethany and Kathleen share what this new season will focus on. Then, tearing up at work? At the bank? In front of your crush, Andrew Keegan? Bethany is giving tips on how to trick your body into stopping crying. And Kathleen shares a fascinating article from Cosmo on the woman who is working undercover to catch dangerous men before they hurt others. It’s a mixed-bag episode on this week’s Acquired Taste Podcast, and there’s a seat saved for you!Please support the companies that support us!Rothy’s - Go to ( taste to get your new favorite flats! Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for!Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit and use promo code TASTE during checkout!Zola - Build your free wedding website on Zola and get $50 toward your registry. Go to ( get started today!Noom - Noom is a habit-changing solution that helps users learn to develop a new relationship with food through personalized courses. Small steps make big progress. Sign up for your trial today at!
Welp, Bethany’s put on her witch hat and her buckle shoes, so you know what time it (almost) is! The ladies read two of your spooky emails leftover from last year. Then, Kathleen reads an email from a Tastebud who used 23&Me and had her entire world rocked.Please support the companies that support us!Brooklinen - Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use our promo code TASTE at ( ! “The Witch Are Going Magical” and “The graveyard” by Loyalty Freak Music ( are licensed by Creative Commons (
Kathleen’s had an eventful week, so she’s teaching you how to clear your mind. (The tips come from an “ultra-endurance athlete” so you know they’re legit because this dude ran for DAYS.) Plus, Bethany’s concerned that her reaction to Stranger Things is abnormal. The ladies also give advice to a shy listener who wants to put their best foot forward at a new job.Pre-order Bethany’s sister’s new book “Unscripted” here! (  Please support the companies that support us!Bombas - Send your kids back to school with the socks that keep them comfy, colorful, and ready to take on the school year. And since Bombas donates a pair of socks for every pair purchased, you should get yourself some, too! Visit ( and get 20% off your first purchase!Care/of - Care/of is a subscription service that delivers vitamins and supplements customized for your specific health needs. For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to ( and enter TASTE!Lola - LOLA is a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and all-natural cleansing wipes. For 40% off your first month’s subscription, visit ( and enter TASTE when you subscribe!BioClarity - Get healthier, more radiant skin by going to ( Save 40% on skincare routines PLUS an additional 15% off EVERYTHING on their website by entering our code ACQUIRED at checkout!
Comments (6)

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

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

Christina Lease

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

Jan 9th

Yasmine Bidzilya-Harmon

By far my favorite podcast!

Dec 12th

melvin garcia

Bethany sounded like skeery interviewing Wierd Al 😂😂

Sep 19th

Mac Phillips

I love these girls!!!

Sep 13th
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