The following articles were authored by Jessica

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The good news is that subscribing to Why Would You Do That? is now easier than ever! The bad news is that subscribing to Why Would You Do That? is now easier than ever. The repercussions of this development are difficult to predict, but expect mild itchiness and a lingering, non-specific sense of panic.


You may now subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (unfortunately, the image of a man’s bare butt is no longer the only search return for “why would you do that” on iTunes)!



Additionally, if you want to really stick it to Big iTunes, we are available via Stitcher Radio. Stitcher allows you to easily stream podcasts on your phone, computer, cat (maybe?) or whatever. I personally prefer this because I don’t advocate keeping actual mp3s with my voice anywhere on your devices for I am fairly certain this could allow you to perform some form of “black magic” on me.



And, of course, Why Would You Do That? will always be available by request via personal email, parcel post, or homing pigeon.

Apoopalypse Playlist

Was anyone else as excited as I was about the prospect of the world conveniently coming to an end? I don’t know anything about prophesies, and I never actually bothered researching this or any other apocalypse theory, but whenever I hear that the world might end I can’t help but get caught up in the spirit of end of times. I don’t actually change my routine in any way, but a part of me becomes giddy in anticipation of the validation of my meaningless existence that would come from a meaningless end to everything, simultaneously, in what I hope would be at least a colorful display.


While I am not as adept at playlist making as Tricia — who I recall recounting a story of successfully turning in mix-CDs for at least one high school assignment — I do have a Spotify Premium account and a job that allows me the freedom to listen to “grave wave” as much as I like.  Therefore, to celebrate the idea of the end of everything we know as reality, I decided to attempt to make a playlist to listen to while feeling screwed by yet another unfruitful destruction prophesy. You can listen to it here:


The Apoopalypse Playlist


Since Tricia showed off her rightfully abandoned ukelele, I will additionally include a SNEAK PEEK of the future cover of my upcoming album of cat pop songs.



In truth, my cats play all the instruments and the vocals are just auto-tuned and rearranged conversations I surreptitiously record from strangers at Starbucks; HOWEVER, you can expect the album to be the best thing released in 2016.

Episode Four

Episode Three

Why Would You Vote That

Episode 3 should be up sometime soon but, in the meantime, since I know our listeners are soooo political and stuff I thought I’d provide a civil service on this our Election Day in the US. I have seen a lot of discussion in my Twitter feed about the lack of “I VOTED” stickers at some polling places. I personally don’t understand this concern, as I don’t particularly find those stickers to be incredibly attractive or interesting; however, I LOVE irrational complaints and so therefore I totally identify with this outrage regarding stickerlessness!


Don’t let THE MAN get you down this term. Print YOUR OWN “I Voted” sticker when your government inevitably fails you.



There, I fixed two potential problems for you today: 1) Having to wear a boring “I Voted” sticker, 2) Possibly not having an “I Voted” sticker at all.




You’re welcome, America!

Episode One: Eat a Surprising Food, Do a Cool Braid, Make a Friend

In the very first episode, Jessica and Tricia teach you that the way to get directions to a fast food establishments is by bothering your friends on Twitter, chat about cyclical hair texture, and (plot twist!) defend oversharing on the internet.




We also hope everyone enjoys all the FUN that comes with people just deciding that they’re going to do podcasts and not anticipating things like needing to turn on microphones, talking over each other, a nasty cough, and the sound of ice cubes swirling in Gin & Gatorade.  These problems will hopefully be fixed next time to make way for a whole new set!




Many photos were taken of this braid but only one survived. Verdict: this braid is not cool.


 When you think about it, not brushing your hair is just nature’s braid!


Wouldn’t you want to be friends with the person who uploaded this photo of goat cheese to the Craigslist personals?

Episode 2

Episode One