60 pippa.io Could Be Better http://www.couldbebetterpodcast.com en Jason Dewey gay, LGBTQ, magazines, cocktails, interior design, gardening, shelter, home, decor, gay, queer, banter Rob Conlon & J. Dewey Two gay men, a few cocktails, and a popular house and garden magazine. yes Jason Dewey info+5a95ca1550c4ff961620cb60@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a95ca1550c4ff961620cb60/1519766334536-9fde4966fcc80bd38aa6aac29440bee8.jpeg http://www.couldbebetterpodcast.com Could Be Better The January 2019 Episode The January 2019 Episode Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:05:30 GMT 1:19:55 5c45e4b8654a7ad2228a00fa yes https://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/the-january-2019-episodel-live Live! full 2 1 The Citrus Surprise Holiday Bonus Episode The Citrus Surprise Holiday Bonus Episode Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:05:36 GMT 16:59 5c17c61900d4cd87216cf582 yes https://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/12/17/citrus-surprise-a-holiday-bonus-episode/ bonus 1 16 Happy holidays, party people! Here’s our gift to you, a special bonus episode to tide you over while we take a little Christmas break (there’s a lot of eggnog and pom-ginger shandies to drink). We’re also putting this out there because we won’t have a new episode later this month since we’re talking about the January issue (which already arrived in our mailboxes) during our LIVE episode taping on January 18th. And boy, do we have a LOT to say about January!


In this bonus ep, we un-sidebar the Editor’s Letter sidebar from the December issue, which we also sidebarred from our main monthly episode too. Then we discuss two big ways to make your Christmas decorations more personal and #moremeaningful. Both involve a little crafting, so be warned!


We'll be back in 2019 with more snark, more tags for love (and hate), more cocktail ideas and...more everything. Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or wherever you get your favorite podcasts--that's all we really want for Christmas. Thank you for listening! Say hi on Facebook and Instagram; we promise to be nice (until we get to know you or unless you make it into the magazine before we do). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Happy holidays, party people! Here’s our gift to you, a special bonus episode to tide you over while we take a little Christmas break (there’s a lot of eggnog and pom-ginger shandies to drink). We’re also putting this out there because we won’t have a new episode later this month since we’re talking about the January issue (which already arrived in our mailboxes) during our LIVE episode taping on January 18th. And boy, do we have a LOT to say about January!


In this bonus ep, we un-sidebar the Editor’s Letter sidebar from the December issue, which we also sidebarred from our main monthly episode too. Then we discuss two big ways to make your Christmas decorations more personal and #moremeaningful. Both involve a little crafting, so be warned!


We'll be back in 2019 with more snark, more tags for love (and hate), more cocktail ideas and...more everything. Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or wherever you get your favorite podcasts--that's all we really want for Christmas. Thank you for listening! Say hi on Facebook and Instagram; we promise to be nice (until we get to know you or unless you make it into the magazine before we do). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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The December 2018 Episode The December 2018 Episode Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:30:07 GMT 1:07:56 5c08983897561d604020af46 yes https://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/12/06/the-december-2018-episode/ Season of Giving full 1 15 not using red and green. Stuff your stockings with thumbprint cookies, pom-poms, pom-ginger cocktails, water bottles (sooo romantic!) and clothespin dolls--if you're lucky to get them at the craft swap party. J. shares another childhood trauma (it involves glitter) and Rob gets a little tearful (with laughter). Yet in the end, the guys make peace with this season of giving--10,000 spoons and butt butter for everyone! Look for this month's recipe tastings on YouTube! Signature cocktail: Pom-Ginger Shandy. Recipe tasting prep and end credits: Tim Lawton. Theme music: Bensound.com. End credits music by Lenny B and Madison Park. Visit us at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com and on Facebook and Instagram. Merry Christmas, y'all!]]> not using red and green. Stuff your stockings with thumbprint cookies, pom-poms, pom-ginger cocktails, water bottles (sooo romantic!) and clothespin dolls--if you're lucky to get them at the craft swap party. J. shares another childhood trauma (it involves glitter) and Rob gets a little tearful (with laughter). Yet in the end, the guys make peace with this season of giving--10,000 spoons and butt butter for everyone! Look for this month's recipe tastings on YouTube! Signature cocktail: Pom-Ginger Shandy. Recipe tasting prep and end credits: Tim Lawton. Theme music: Bensound.com. End credits music by Lenny B and Madison Park. Visit us at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com and on Facebook and Instagram. Merry Christmas, y'all!]]> The November 2018 Episode The November 2018 Episode Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:55:31 GMT 1:05:30 5bd4a1d68886d39f63f0a846 yes http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/10/27/the-november-2018-episode Flippping The Table full 1 14 for once, and dramatic facelifts (the furniture kind, not ours). But how will Rob, aka Mr. Tablescape, react to the big tablescaping how-to feature? Make sure to listen all the way through for a special announcement about our first-ever LIVE event! Signature cocktail: a bourbon orange-cran smash. Recipe prep by Chef Tim Lawton and J. Dewey. Music by Bensound.com. Visit our website at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook at Could Be Better Podcast. Cheers!]]> for once, and dramatic facelifts (the furniture kind, not ours). But how will Rob, aka Mr. Tablescape, react to the big tablescaping how-to feature? Make sure to listen all the way through for a special announcement about our first-ever LIVE event! Signature cocktail: a bourbon orange-cran smash. Recipe prep by Chef Tim Lawton and J. Dewey. Music by Bensound.com. Visit our website at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook at Could Be Better Podcast. Cheers!]]> The October 2018 Episode The October 2018 Episode Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:55:29 GMT 1:09:47 5bbeb1d0de994ee13f2f29b6 yes http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/10/11/the-october-2018-episode The Weirder, The Wartier, The Better full 1 14 Better Homes and Gardens mag has us hopeful for autumn color--and the Halloween features are on point--our time machine has us trapped in the horrors of 1970's design. Dark colors, spider-thin staircase railings, and ghostly-white walls play up the witchy vibes, but Rob never gets any trick-or-treaters so it's all lost on him. J. admires another big wallpaper pattern (shocker) but can't get past all the pom-poms. But hey, it's just decor. Why not embrace imperfection, warts and all? Signature cocktail: The Pum-mosa, made with cava and pumpkin liqueur. Food prep by Tim Lawton. Check out videos of our recipe tastings on our YouTube channel. Camerawork by Michael Hall. Music by Bensound.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at Could Be Better Podcast and visit us at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com.]]> Better Homes and Gardens mag has us hopeful for autumn color--and the Halloween features are on point--our time machine has us trapped in the horrors of 1970's design. Dark colors, spider-thin staircase railings, and ghostly-white walls play up the witchy vibes, but Rob never gets any trick-or-treaters so it's all lost on him. J. admires another big wallpaper pattern (shocker) but can't get past all the pom-poms. But hey, it's just decor. Why not embrace imperfection, warts and all? Signature cocktail: The Pum-mosa, made with cava and pumpkin liqueur. Food prep by Tim Lawton. Check out videos of our recipe tastings on our YouTube channel. Camerawork by Michael Hall. Music by Bensound.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at Could Be Better Podcast and visit us at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com.]]> The September 2018 Episode The September 2018 Episode Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:00:02 GMT 1:11:33 5b91dc0e70e6696729af6209 yes http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/09/07/the-september-2018-episode Kitchens With Girth full 1 13 The August 2018 Episode The August 2018 Episode Fri, 03 Aug 2018 11:55:32 GMT 1:13:02 5b63bc15db8271b4277c178b yes https://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/08/03/the-august-2018-episode/ J. Forgets His Magazine full 1 12 In our August 2018 episode, the magazine leaves us thirsty (only one beverage recipe, and it’s plain ole iced tea) so Rob creates his own signature cocktail–the Salty Be-otch–inspired by this month’s paint can lid hues. After sampling another array of excellent foods from Chef Tim, J. confesses that he forgot his magazine…and it’s all downhill from there. Before the pitchers of peach-flavored cocktails run out, we discuss hazardous ottomans, outdoor showers, the #partyboard trend that just won’t die, and monstrous ice cream. Plus, J. has a surprise crush on a featured chef. Say goodbye to your summer of regret! Join us for a salty rimmed drink on our podcast feed and look for us on Instagram and Facebook, or at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com. Music by Bensound.com. Recipe preparation and end credits by Tim Lawton. In our August 2018 episode, the magazine leaves us thirsty (only one beverage recipe, and it’s plain ole iced tea) so Rob creates his own signature cocktail–the Salty Be-otch–inspired by this month’s paint can lid hues. After sampling another array of excellent foods from Chef Tim, J. confesses that he forgot his magazine…and it’s all downhill from there. Before the pitchers of peach-flavored cocktails run out, we discuss hazardous ottomans, outdoor showers, the #partyboard trend that just won’t die, and monstrous ice cream. Plus, J. has a surprise crush on a featured chef. Say goodbye to your summer of regret! Join us for a salty rimmed drink on our podcast feed and look for us on Instagram and Facebook, or at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com. Music by Bensound.com. Recipe preparation and end credits by Tim Lawton. <![CDATA[Mini Episode: YouTube House/Before & After]]> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 21:00:05 GMT 15:00 5b523dad0079d0cf79d1a263 yes http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/07/20/mini-episode-youtube-house-before-after Crazy Feet bonus 1 11 The July 2018 Episode The July 2018 Episode Sat, 07 Jul 2018 00:53:02 GMT 1:05:16 5b400eeecd25e7f66fffc430 yes http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/07/07/the-july-2018-episode-kinky-hoses Kinky Hoses full 1 10 June). We hit record on a 100-degree afternoon as Rob pours us a berry lemonade martini inspired by the "Burger Bash" feature. Tim serves lighter-than-they-look snacks by the pool before we escape the heat to the cool confines of our recording spot. The lemonade has us in high gear before we even get past the Editor's Letter and we wind up with our naughtiest episode ever! Listener discretion is advised. We get kinky (with garden hoses and duct tape), go gaga for gardeners, do a few dramatic readings (#phrasing), and wind up on ice with the Throwback feature. (We needed to cool down after the tool section gets us all hot and bothered...or maybe it's the weather.) Along the way, J. reveals a childhood decor trauma and Rob makes a stand for power bottoms everywhere. Don't keep yourself on edge (or maybe do, if that's your thing)--listen and subscribe today where you get your podcasts, or visit www.couldbebetterpodcast.com. Happy summer for realz!]]> June). We hit record on a 100-degree afternoon as Rob pours us a berry lemonade martini inspired by the "Burger Bash" feature. Tim serves lighter-than-they-look snacks by the pool before we escape the heat to the cool confines of our recording spot. The lemonade has us in high gear before we even get past the Editor's Letter and we wind up with our naughtiest episode ever! Listener discretion is advised. We get kinky (with garden hoses and duct tape), go gaga for gardeners, do a few dramatic readings (#phrasing), and wind up on ice with the Throwback feature. (We needed to cool down after the tool section gets us all hot and bothered...or maybe it's the weather.) Along the way, J. reveals a childhood decor trauma and Rob makes a stand for power bottoms everywhere. Don't keep yourself on edge (or maybe do, if that's your thing)--listen and subscribe today where you get your podcasts, or visit www.couldbebetterpodcast.com. Happy summer for realz!]]> Mini Episode: The New Victorihemians Mini Episode: The New Victorihemians Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:55:38 GMT 14:21 5b29b726be241de61aa76b4c yes http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/06/20/newvictorihemians Cracking the Gay Pride Code bonus 1 9 The June 2018 Issue The June 2018 Issue Thu, 31 May 2018 12:05:39 GMT 1:05:06 5b0e04d97b67904376d52035 yes http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/05/30/the-june-2018-issue-the-gay-pride-episode The Gay Pride Episode full 1 8 new lifestyle brand show at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com. And of course, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and listen to any episodes you missed. Music by Bensound. Credits and baking by Tim Lawton. Welcome to your better life and Happy Gay Pride Month!]]> new lifestyle brand show at www.couldbebetterpodcast.com. And of course, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and listen to any episodes you missed. Music by Bensound. Credits and baking by Tim Lawton. Welcome to your better life and Happy Gay Pride Month!]]> Mini Episode: Untucked Mini Episode: Untucked Thu, 17 May 2018 12:55:31 GMT 12:49 5afb4a6196c35e7b354482b4 no http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/05/15/mini-episode-untucked From the May 2018 Episode bonus 1 7 The May 2018 Issue The May 2018 Issue Thu, 03 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT 1:15:45 5aea6f23066512202d2ea311 yes http://couldbebetterpodcast.blog/2018/05/03/episode-4-the-may-2018-issue Making A Real Difference full 1 4 Extra Episode (3a): Pink and Blue Extra Episode (3a): Pink and Blue Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:55:00 GMT 8:42 5ad54b463d30956d441e7bfd yes https://shows.pippa.io/couldbebetter/pink-and-blue bonus 1 4 The April 2018 Issue The April 2018 Issue Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:09:31 GMT 1:08:38 5abd803b6bc941f84cd625df yes https://shows.pippa.io/couldbebetter/the-april-2018-issue We Agree To Disagree full 1 3 The March 2018 Issue The March 2018 Issue Wed, 28 Feb 2018 03:46:18 GMT 1:06:40 5a96260ab46bb9f90abe2652 yes https://shows.pippa.io/couldbebetter/the-march-2018-issue full 1 3 Could Be Better, Part 2 (Thirty Thousand Things Episode 9b) Could Be Better, Part 2 (Thirty Thousand Things Episode 9b) Wed, 28 Feb 2018 03:39:59 GMT 1:24:16 5a96248fbe224a5f5ae6372e yes https://shows.pippa.io/couldbebetter/january_2018 Part 2 of 2 full 1 2 Could Be Better, Part 1 (Thirty Thousand Things Episode 9a) Could Be Better, Part 1 (Thirty Thousand Things Episode 9a) Wed, 28 Feb 2018 03:34:02 GMT 21:47 5a96232abe224a5f5ae6372d no https://shows.pippa.io/couldbebetter/intro Part 1 of 2 full 1 1