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How To Do Everything


Science, Social Sciences

4.21.5K Ratings


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.

210 Episodes

Beefily Ever After

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.

Transcribed - Published: 18 November 2016

Freedom, Justice, or Peter Sagal

We learn what happened to a two-thousand year-old toe, and what to do when our voices make you sick.

Transcribed - Published: 11 November 2016


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

Transcribed - Published: 4 November 2016

We Accidentally Made A Halloween Episode

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

Transcribed - Published: 28 October 2016

Romancing The Cod

How to talk to fish and protect your yard signs.

Transcribed - Published: 21 October 2016

Trust Him On The Frustum

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

Transcribed - Published: 13 October 2016

The Never-Ending Cave

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

Transcribed - Published: 7 October 2016

The Sound of Silence

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

Transcribed - Published: 30 September 2016

Fiddlin', Gruntin', Snorin' and Carlin'

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.

Transcribed - Published: 23 September 2016

The Champ

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

Transcribed - Published: 16 September 2016


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

Transcribed - Published: 9 September 2016

Bonny's Dream

How to endure hearing someone describe their dream.

Transcribed - Published: 2 September 2016

Bears and Bubbles

How to bathe discreetly and get close to a panda.

Transcribed - Published: 26 August 2016

Bears, Tigers, Leeches, and Spicy Food

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

Transcribed - Published: 19 August 2016

Best Man O' War

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

Transcribed - Published: 12 August 2016

The Only Olympics Guide You'll Ever Need

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

Transcribed - Published: 5 August 2016

Lyin' Eyes

How to protect your cow and pull a loose tooth.

Transcribed - Published: 29 July 2016

Merry Chrismas!

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

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2016


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

Transcribed - Published: 15 July 2016

Human Feet and Graham Crackers

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

Transcribed - Published: 8 July 2016

A Bulge in the Ol' Onion Bag

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

Transcribed - Published: 1 July 2016

The Birds & the Bees

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

Transcribed - Published: 24 June 2016

Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs

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

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2016

The Pee Dance

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

Transcribed - Published: 11 June 2016

Scoreboards, Scanners and Southwest

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

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2016

The Stink Tree

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

Transcribed - Published: 27 May 2016

You're The Man Now, Dog II

This week we find out why EJ sings.

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2016

You're The Man Now, Dog

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

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2016

Nsyncs and Faucets

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

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2016

The Next Generation

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

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2016

Yes, No, and Present

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

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2016

The Interminator

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

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2016

The Office Spitter

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

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2016


How to defeat the Nazis and wind the Great Clock.

Transcribed - Published: 31 March 2016

Long Distance

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

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2016

Headphones Recommended For This Episode

How to start your day and clean the ceiling.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2016

Crooked Letter Humpback

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

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2016

Bum Bum Bum Bummmmmm

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

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2016

Love & Basketball

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

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2016

Science Hotline Bling

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

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2016

The Axe Effect

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

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2016

Leave a Message at the Beep

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

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2016

NASCAR & Donald Trump

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

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2016

Henry & Robbie

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

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2016


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

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2016

Bulls, Bears, Elks and Peters

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

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2016

Goodnight Goose

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

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2015

All I Want For Christmas Is Poo

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

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2015

The Pants-Splitting Index

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

Transcribed - Published: 3 December 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner

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

Transcribed - Published: 25 November 2015

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