Thu July 23, 2009 at 3:53 PM
Dogs will be dogs, but that doesn't mean they can't learn to behave properly. Rob gets clued in on how to handle everything from wayward pooping, to crotch sniffing to leg humping from Victoria Stilwell host of Animal Planet's, "It's Me or the Dog." He then discusses his findings with NPR's Mike Pesca.
Thu June 18, 2009 at 12:16 PM
Rob tries to find the secret singing a great lullabye by consulting one of his all-time favorite rockers Rick Springfield. Springfield has just released "My Precious Little One" an album of lullabyes written back in 1985 for his sons Liam and Josh.
Wed June 10, 2009 at 4:14 PM
We've long been told never to talk to strangers — but what about when you're alone at a cocktail party or bored in line at the bank? Rob chats with Gretchen Rubin, the blogger behind The Happiness Project, for tips on how to strike up a conversation with strangers without freaking them out.
Thu May 28, 2009 at 4:37 PM
Getting a massage should be relaxing and hopefully spiritually uplifting, that is if you're willing to let yourself go. In this episode Rob talks about getting a professional massage from Jennifer Robinson of Relax & Rejuvenate with NPR's Alison Bryce who herself is a former massage therapist.
Wed May 13, 2009 at 4:43 PM
Rob talks with "Parenting On the Edge" blogger and podcaster Madeleine Brand about his recent experience looking after 15 month old daughter for a weekend when his wife was away. Madeleine says dads should trust their parenting instincts and moms need to give them a break.
Thu April 30, 2009 at 3:52 PM
Picking the right restaurant could mean the difference between having a night of culinary amazement and wonder or being stuck eating dog food served by a disgruntled waiter named Biff. Rob talks to Todd Mundt about tips he got from restaurant surveyor Tim Zagat on how to pick the best places to eat. Zagat says it's all about having the right resources to able to size a place up before chowing down.
Tue March 31, 2009 at 4:24 PM
People who live in apartments and condos know that nothing can be more annoying that living near a noisy neighbor. Rob talks with NPR's Felix Contreras about how to deal with the issue without being confrontational. He also adds in advice from landlord and blogger Rick Morrisson.
Tue March 17, 2009 at 4:03 PM
In Part II of Rob's exploration of homebrewing he searches out the proper techniques for making a homebrew with local brewers James Warner and Hugh Blodget and then buys some ingredients to try it out himself.
Sat February 28, 2009 at 2:35 PM
With St. Patrick's Day less than three weeks away Rob decides to take a different approach to celebrating the holiday by deciding to try out homebrewing. To get started he speaks with homebrewing expert Charlie Papazian, author of the book "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing." Rob discusses his finding with Linda Holmes, editor NPR's "Monkey See" blog.
Thu February 26, 2009 at 7:58 AM
While Valentine's Day can fill your heart with love and romance it can also empty your wallet causing grief and sorrow. Rob discusses ways to save on Valentine's Day with Michele Beschen, host and creator of the B. Original Series on DIY Network and HGTV. She says the perfect gift may be one you make yourself.