Toys R Us

The toy-giving season is coming up, and this week we're talking about the mother of all toy stores: Toys R Us. We talk about how difficult it was to get there as a child, the horrible idea of letting kids "test" toys while making their wish lists, the logistics of buying a video game as a child and FAO Shwarz, the high end toy store recently bought by Toys R Us.

Also Tim has a foul smelling misadventure on the bus, Tom has some internet problems and we solve a problem about smoking cigarettes.

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Florida

This week Tim just can’t stop talking about Florida, where he just got back from tour and where he did not go to Disney World. Also Tim’s body can’t process alcohol, there are now Cronuts at Dunkin Donuts, the return of a classic segment Mundane Bucket List and the guys solve a problem about what to do when adults want to be your friend.

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Taylor Swift

This week we talk about the polarizing pop star Taylor Swift in a manner befitting two men in their 30s who have a tenuous grasp on what young people enjoy. We trace her career from her roots in country music to her current role as Global Welcome Ambassador for New York City, a place she has lived for 6 months. Oh well. Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.

On this episode we also announce our Patreon campaign, which includes a new mini-podcast called Amazing Facts. If that sentence doesn't make any sense to you, check out tcgte.com/pledge for more info.

And Tom has a new book out! You can get it at tcgte.com/tom.

NY Comic Con

This week we discuss a topic near and dear to Tom's heart: comic book conventions. We somehow obtained press passes to New York Comic Con, and we pulled out all the stops! (Actually, we just brought a tiny recorder with us and we kinda screwed it all up.)

Listen as Tom gets excited about Batman stamps and Tim gets frightened by large crowds. Hear stories of Tom getting mad at everyone he encounters and Tim leaving and never coming back. 

Also, Tim gets very tired because he watches too many late night talk shows and Tom has issues with people wearing Google Glass.

Arcades

Arcades are back, and now you can drink alcohol there even if you aren’t a juvenile delinquent! This week we’re talking about the rise of “barcades” as well as remembering back to the arcades of our youth and Tom’s obsession with Sega’s Time Traveler holographic video game. Also, Tim and Tom discuss the upcoming New York Comic Con and solve a listener problem about what to do when an annoying co-worker wants to be your real life friend.

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NYC Subway vs London Tube

This week, we discuss a recent article in The Guardian in which a British journalist trashed the New York City subway system for being needlessly confusing and extremely disgusting. In the interest of fairness, we, as New Yorkers, discuss our impressions of the London Tube and rationally compare the two public transportation systems in a calm and reasonable manner.

Also this week, Tom shows off his new iPhone that he bought after doing some ridiculous research, and we solve a listener's problem that causes Tim to reevaluate the way he lives his life.

Read the original article about the NYC subway at the Guardian's website: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/23/new-york-subway-homesick-london-underground-mta-map

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Derek Jeter

This week we discuss the retirement of one of baseball's brightest stars, Derek Jeter. If you don't know anything about Derek Jeter, don't worry -- we bring you up to speed very quickly. We also talk about a few of the more surprising aspects of his life, some of which are pretty shocking.

But first, we discuss Tim's recent trip to Iceland, Tom's casting decisions for the Captain Marvel movie and the acclaimed film Rounders 2. And in a new installment of Tim & Tom Solve Your Problems, we tackle a question about a baby that says swear words.

Comic Book TV Shows (Fall 2014)

This week Tim’s on vacation so A.J. joins Tom to talk about something Tim would never want to: all the new comic book superhero TV shows coming to TV this fall. Tim and A.J. talk Tom’s trip to the NYC premiere of Gotham, the new season of Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more.

The guys also help an engineering intern try to figure out how to make his office stop smelling like fish in order to get him a job.

Apple Watch

This week we’re talking about the latest gizmo to completely change the world and allow you to finally forget about all of your problems: Apple Watch. Also, Tom explains to Tim the video game Destiny and we solve a listener problem concerning not liking seafood.

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NYC Trendy Food

Cronuts, ramen burgers, gourmet chicken nuggets, who can keep track of all of these new trendy foods that you have to wait in line for hours and hours to acquire? We can, despite not having eaten many of the items. This week we run down the list of the hottest food trends in New York City and tell you why they’re stupid.

Also, Tim and Tom solve a problem regarding a marriage proposal at a concert.

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Memes

If you're a person that uses the internet (and we suspect that you are), then one thing is for certain: you can't get enough MEMES!!!! In an episode we can't believe we haven't done in the past, Tom explains some of the most popular internet memes to a skeptical Tim. Naturally, this is followed by a fair amount of confusion, as well as a discussion of presidential hamburger-eating habits.

But first, we talk about how we're celebrating Labor Day 2014 and give a definitive answer to a classic airplane etiquette question. And in a new installment of Tim & Tom Solve Your Problems, we help out a guy who needs to choose between romancing a bunch of girls over the internet or staying with one girl in real life. 

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Emergency Preparedness

If there’s an emergency, are you prepared? You are if you have THIS episode. Tim and Tom discuss all the things you need to have in case of an emergency, like a hand crank radio, dehydrated food and constant entertainment.

This week we also introduce a new segment called “Taking Care of Business” and solve a listener problem relating to Facebook birthday blues.

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Ice Cream

We're smack dab in the middle of summertime, so this week we're talkin' ice cream. And boy oh boy, do we have a lot of opinions about ice cream. If you enjoy listening to two grown men talking about desserts very passionately, this is the episode for you. We also coin a new phrase that is sure to take the world by storm, and solve a listener's problem about when to shake hands and when to hug.

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Personal Hygiene

This week we cover it all, folks: from baths to showers to brushing your teeth. Everything you need to know about proper personal hygiene is covered. Plus we explore a minor plot point in Back to the Future which may not make any sense, Tom refuses to explain why a cab hailing app has deemed him "influential," and Tim says something gross that needs to be bleeped out. Also we solve a problem from a listener that may or may not be made up. 

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Fitness Trackers

This week, Tim tries to rebrand the podcast as a resource for consumers to compare products, beginning with fitness trackers in this episode. Tom doesn't seem all that interested in this plan and spends more time thinking about they lyrics of Stevie Wonder songs. Also, Tim is ready to leave New York City for good because his car was towed.

In a new installment of Tim & Tom Solve Your Problems, we give advice to a girl whose boyfriend turns into a monster whenever he plays video games.

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Haunted Houses

This week we’re talking all about haunted houses! Ohhhhhhhhh! Scary! All kinds of haunted houses, from the dinky ones at small-time amusement parks like Adventureland, where Tim shut down an entire ride, to haunted walking tours all about horrific deaths. Also we solve a listener’s problem having to do with some inappropriate photos on a work computer.

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