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August 22, 2023

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WTS Presents:

All The Feelings

Tommy and Pete embrace a bigger canvas in season eight of the emotional podcast no one asked for.

The Episodes of Season Eight

The Season 8 Break Check Number Three

Feb 13, 2024

Stuck on finding the perfect birthday present for your loved ones? We’re here to help! Plus VR, vocabulary and a fizzy teaser!

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Bonus: Consumables: An Exploration of the Deeper Meaning of Shelf-Stable

Jan 12, 2024

This year’s consumable episode focuses on the tiny shelf right below the chips in your grocer’s snack aisle with special guest, the carb-avoidant Mandy Kaplan.

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Trancendence

Nov 7, 2023

Tommy and Pete are wrapping up Season 8 with a banger and heading straight to the mountain top… then, on brand, heading straight back down again.

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Fear

Oct 31, 2023

Fear not, dear listener! This spooky episode of All the Feelings will have you shaking in your boots with harrowing tales of terror!

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Optimism

Oct 24, 2023

Pete and Tom are on the up and up this week, apart from a weird digression on the dangers of dance on carpet, and bring you tales to help you wrap your heart around optimism.

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Envy • Jealousy

Oct 17, 2023

Pete and Tommy are dancing with the green-eyed monster as they take a walk down memory lane with their experiences with Jealousy.

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Stress

Oct 10, 2023

You don’t need an application… you’re in the club already, right? It’s CLUB STRESS! And this week, your club counselors, Tommy and Pete, will share in disturbing detail just how much your annual club dues are costing you.

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Belonging

Oct 3, 2023

What does it mean to belong? When’s the last time you asked yourself that question? Turns out, ol’ Tommy and Pete have been taking an awful lot forgranted in the belonging camp and this week marks a real reckoning on the research front. It’s Cults, Race, and Fandoms all the way down!

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Doubt

Sep 23, 2023

Pete and Tommy dig deep into doubt, the feelings that come with it, and the feelings that drive us to test the world when it just feels fishy.

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Pride

Sep 19, 2023

Welcome to another episode of the global sensation All The Feelings, where we dive into the wacky world of emotions, and today, we’re talking about pride. Not the fabulous, rainbow-colored kind (though we love that too), but the emotion of pride.

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Regression

Sep 12, 2023

So far, we’ve felt the feelings of the now. This week, Pete and Tommy head for the feelings of yesteryear.

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Joy

Sep 5, 2023

Joy is way more than just being happy – it’s an ongoing state of deep delight in the stuff you care about most. Researchers say joy comes from living your values, connecting with others, and being your best self. We say those researchers aren’t thinking creatively enough about how to use joy as a weapon. Are we learning the wrong lessons this season? Oh well.

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Embarrassment

Aug 29, 2023

Pete and Tommy truck in some meticulously well-charted waters this week, and in so doing, Pete gets flummoxed and Tommy finds Biblical levels of embarrassment.

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Change

Aug 22, 2023

Welcome to the rollercoaster ride that is the inaugural episode of WTS Presents: All the Feelings, where we’re tackling the big, scary, exhilarating, and occasionally refrigerator-filled world of change. Today we’re serving up a cocktail of emotion, with a dash of humor, a sprinkle of sarcasm, and a generous dose of poetry.

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The WTS Massive and Earth-Shattering News Release Season 8 Trailer Experience

Aug 7, 2023

Oh. The Humanity.

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WTS: Season 7

Tommy and Pete cement themselves in the role of weird staring guy in an island paradise.

The Episodes of Season Seven

The Hunt for the Simpering Simpleton

Dec 15, 2022

Tommy stamps out elitism everywhere all the time and Pete is in search of authentic happiness for a listener.

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The Hunt for the Fisticuff Heave-Ho

Dec 8, 2022

Pete’s lamenting the layoffs while Tommy is poking at pugilism.

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The Hunt for the Sexist Souvenir

Dec 1, 2022

Tommy, as a man, does some fashion explanation while Pete probes the not-to-deep depths of his own memory.

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The Hunt for the Otherworldly Disquisition

Nov 24, 2022

Tommy finds fear from above while Pete helps a listener defeat dreams of academic dread.

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The Hunt for the Mechanoid Memoir

Nov 17, 2022

Tommy remembers just how much he wants to forget while Pete brings a reminder that we are all fungible resources.

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The Hunt for the Viscous Simulation

Nov 10, 2022

If you STICK around, you might just find we show you a future you can’t turn off.

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The Hunt for the Torpid Headshrinker

Nov 3, 2022

Don’t worry, we’re sure your therapist thinks you’re funny. Just make sure you’re not unconscious during your sessions.

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The Hunt for Aspiration Promenade

Oct 27, 2022

Have you found your one thing? Probably not, but let’s not feel too bad about it. Besides, you’re too busy climbing sidewalk curbs with a step ladder.

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The Hunt for the Disconnected Soirée

Oct 20, 2022

What if you threw a party and no one showed, AND you didn’t have your phone?

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The Hunt for the Treacly Technology

Oct 13, 2022

We’re aging and that’s not making us better with our tech. Plus, a listener doesn’t do the sticky.

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The Hunt for the Runagate Hallucination

Oct 6, 2022

We’re not having dreams to aspire to. Plus, we have problem over-talking about stowaways.

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The Hunt for the Critter Liberation

Sep 29, 2022

We open our seventh season with critters and a global pandemic. On brand.

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Welcome to WTS Island! • The What’s That Smell? Season 7 Trailer Experience

Sep 15, 2022

Life is hard. That’s why it’s time to let go! Come on down to WTS Island: The Hottest Haven on Earth… While Earth Still Exists!

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WTS: Season 6

Tommy and Pete anchor another season of anxieties, fears, and phobias in a case of canned mixed coolers.

In season 6, Pete and Tommy face fandom, bugs, drones, and swelling.

The Episodes of Season Six

The WTS Mixed-Drink-off Member Drinky-Drink Spectacular with Guest Mandy Kaplan

May 22, 2022

Pete and Tommy are joined by the Mandcave podcast’s Mandy Kaplan for a tour of bad mixed drinks which they are objectively bad at drinking.

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The NTFs & Me Season Six Bonus #2 Anxiety Parade

Feb 17, 2022

Tommy & Pete report on their travels, Joe Rogan, short filmmaking, and a feature on the largest truckstop in the land.

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The WTS Plane People Season Six Bonus #1 Holiday Anxiety Review

Dec 21, 2021

Pete and Tom check-in after weeks off their regular recording schedule and talk about travel habits, young medical professionals, and the Colbert Questionert.

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Once Upon a Delicate Dissolution

Nov 23, 2021

In the final episode of season six, Pete comes clean about Prince and Tommy comes clean about a fandom much, much darker.

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Once Upon a Mingle Lesion

Nov 16, 2021

Drones are off the leash, did you bring your card? and don’t worry, we won’t tell your mom you watch porn… tell us what’s really going on…

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Once Upon a Coupling Reconsideration

Nov 9, 2021

The drones are dogs. They all have online dating profiles. And this week, it’s time for your performance review.

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Once Upon a Comatose Bifurcation

Nov 2, 2021

‘Heavy’ listener follow-up, trouble going under, and [GESTURES BROADLY], the state of the world highlight today’s anxiety menu!

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Once Upon a Heartache Hovel

Oct 26, 2021

We’ve found the sequel to Saucy-Sauce, and it is boozy. We take a trip down grief ally by way of Liceville. Plus, a guided meditation dedicated to the sewer workers of London.

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Once Upon an Unprecedented Collective

Oct 19, 2021

Performance anxiety for all! This week, hosts of the MandCave podcast on TruStory FM, Mandy Kaplan and Mandy Fabian, join us to talk about nerves, shakes, and gastrointestinal distress that comes with being a professional performer.

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Once Upon a Framework Inflammation

Oct 12, 2021

The smell of fear, addressing meat on bones, the underground town down under, and the brand new What’s That Smell? Patent-pending IN-FLAMMO-XIETY this week on the show!

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Once Upon a Heavy Gullet

Oct 5, 2021

Nicknames. Please use responsibly. Also, Tom talks swallowing and Pete helps a listener with a special kind of heaviness.

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Bonus Episode! Once Upon a REDACTEDSauce Rebroadcast

Sep 28, 2021

No one asked for it… except the sauces. This week on the show, Pete and Tom deign to dip.

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Once Upon a Doodle Crash

Sep 21, 2021

This week on the show, we finally have our playlist act together, we share Tommy’s childhood nickname in public, swallowing, and slipping into the firey center of the earth. So… big show!

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Once Upon a Buoyant Voyager

Sep 14, 2021

Pete gives the crypto-creep update, Tom plays the pilot in Catch Him If You Can, and we take on a listener submission that might just have us bouncing around the waves for days.

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Once Upon an Integer Bequethal

Sep 7, 2021

Nose spray for social anxiety? Get ready for it. Also, we’re taking on the anxieties we leave for our descendants and the number 13.

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Once Upon a Proficient Assistance

Aug 31, 2021

Pete asks how YOU funny, Tom fears his lost handiness, and a dear listener has a lesson for us on trauma and restaurant service.

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WTS: Season 5

Tommy and Pete lean into the delicious metaphorical anxiety sauce that drenches their lives, and some literal sauces, too.

In season 5, Pete and Tommy face bugs, eat stuff, and are generally sorry about all of it, even the stuff you send in to the show.

The Episodes of Season Five

The What’s That Smell? Special Episode #3: The Shakey’s Solution

Jun 5, 2021

Most of this episode is about restaurants that have damaged us in some way. Some of the episode is about Broadway, high school, and cave panic.

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The What’s That Smell? Special Episode #2: We’re Still Doing This?

May 11, 2021

Tommy revels in our upcycled food future … especially the bugs! Plus, masks make you invisible (no, they don’t), injection panic, and big doors.

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The Riddle of the What’s That Smell? Saucetacular! • Member Episode

Apr 6, 2021

No one asked for it… except the sauces. This week on the show, Pete and Tom deign to dip.

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The Riddle of the Chronic Gnasher

Mar 2, 2021

AI lookin’ out for us. Pete helps a listener feel free in the chair while Tommy is on the hunt for Dr. Puff-n-stuff.

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The Riddle of the Microbial Seizure

Feb 23, 2021

Clean your glasses. Watch out for the ghouls under your bed. Stay out of the metropolitan water delivery business

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The Riddle of the Lookalike Disposition

Feb 16, 2021

Kickstart your back-ups, Sheriff Woody is loose. Tommy’s terrified of Little Tommy 2 while Pete should just give up and stop wearing pants to meetings.

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The Riddle of the Jilted Rejoinder

Feb 9, 2021

Don’t drive while listening to this episode. Also, Tommy helps a listener get back … at everyone … at once. And Pete just hopes this will never, ever, ever end.

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The Riddle of the Scanned Encumberance

Feb 2, 2021

Introducing Shocktato. Also, Tommy struggles with tube time overload and Pete finds solace in escape.

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The Riddle of the Earmark Fixation

Jan 26, 2021

Pete uses his big brain to think again… and again and again while Tommy fights for the right to recline.

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The Riddle of the Rueful Stratagem

Jan 19, 2021

Pete helps a listener find a friend in time while Tommy is generally sorry.

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The Riddle of the House-trained Gambol

Jan 12, 2021

Pete expounds on the long-running perils of railroad tie tag while Tommy and Foster come to a pandemic impasse.

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The Riddle of the Fellowship Mainframe

Jan 5, 2021

Pete chronicles the perils of feeling anything at all while Tommy exercises his inner Lawnmower Man daemons.

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The Riddle of the Magpie Dissertation

Dec 29, 2020

Bumble snoozes, the pen leads to the darkest nights of the soul, and exercises in poor storage.

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The Riddle of the Acceleration Gig

Dec 21, 2020

Are there are more villainous creepies than hornets? Pete fights the purge while Tom winces at the wheel.

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The Riddle of the Volition Faux Pas

Dec 15, 2020

Surprising no one, we have pandemic body issues. Plus, social anxiety… and a little dose of a listener’s struggles to choose… or do we?

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Welcome to Anxiemart • The What’s That Smell? Season 5 Trailer

Nov 23, 2020

Pandemic. Politics. WAP. Just when we thought we were out of anxieties to unpack, 2020 happened.

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WTS: Season 4

Tommy and Pete dive into the bureaucracy that underpins the anxiety industrial complex.

In season 4, Pete and Tommy invent new words, ditch dining out, and once again face the down-there fears that plague them ... and their listeners.

The Episodes of Season Four

The Dilly-Dally Podcast Report

Jan 13, 2020

Pete and Tom help a listener approach the long, dark path of apathy, and then cut open their inner podcaster.

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The Toppling Trainwreck Report

Jan 6, 2020

Tommy finds joy hidden in the joy disguised as joy masquerading as trauma while Pete helps a listener with gravity … again.

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The Transcendental Tip Report

Dec 30, 2019

Pete embraces the long-cut while Tommy helps a listener keep the silver cord tight.

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The Staggering Stockade Report

Dec 23, 2019

Tommy channels an otter prison while Pete helps a listener with gravity.

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The Schooner Tycoon Report

Dec 16, 2019

Pete faces an industrialist nightmare while Tommy helps a listener move beyond buoyant butterflies.

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The Skittering Deuce Report

Dec 9, 2019

Tommy comes face to face with a new nemesis and responds appropriately, while Pete helps a listener feel better about feeling dirty.

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The Galactic Adhesive Report

Dec 2, 2019

Pete finally moves aside and frees a new generation to experience out of this world anxiety while Tommy picks, and picks, and picks.

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The Depository Examination Report

Nov 25, 2019

Tommy has prepared a list of places in which it is appropriate to ‘oil oneself up’ while Pete helps a listener to stand face-to-face with their inner Scarecrow.

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The Guzzling Endowment Report

Nov 18, 2019

Pete devours an anxiety that should be a test for itself while Tommy helps a listener to see that the grass, sometimes, isn’t always greener.

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The Curly Chamber Report

Nov 11, 2019

Tommy is on a hunt for fear and isolation and finds it in northern California while Pete helps a listener to maybe not see so much after all.

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The Forsaken Dumbwaiter Report

Nov 4, 2019

Pete tries to hug the darkness while Tommy helps a listener find peace in verticality.

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The Disrespectful Reconciliation Report

Oct 28, 2019

Tommy yells at people who yell at clouds while Pete helps a listener who has already helped herself. It’s a real gas. Welcome to season four, everybody.

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WTS: Season 3

Tommy and Pete face down the legends of their darkest anxieties... and yours, too.

In season 3, Pete and Tommy unveil the dark truth about their podcasting endeavor, and answer the question of what goes pee in the night.

The Episodes of Season Three

The Legend of the Whispering Goaltender

Mar 18, 2019

Tommy explores what his life might have looked like had he fully exercized his mad skillz while Pete hits the dark web and gets blitzed on slime.

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The Legend of the Invoice Incursion

Mar 25, 2019

Pete explores options for general home protection while Tommy brings lessons in restaurant etiquette on behalf of those cursed as recipients of grand gestures.

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The Legend of the Zesty Shebang

Apr 1, 2019

Tommy is really in the mood to frolic with no outlet and Pete brings a listener submission that celebrates flamboyance with a cherry on top.

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The Legend of the Infraction Trap

Apr 8, 2019

Pete’s stuck in the stocks while Tommy hits the city of Los Angeles straight in the selfie.

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The Legend of the Shadow Trance

Apr 15, 2019

Tommy avoids swinging clocks while Pete helps a young listener own the night.

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The Legend of the Mealtime Ticker

Apr 22, 2019

Pete goes deep into the anxiety diorama while Tommy helps a listener find a mealtime tribe.

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The Legend of the Analytical Crater

Apr 29, 2019

Tommy takes to the couch while Pete helps a listener to stay aloft.

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The What’s That Smell? Escape Room Anxiety Bonus!

May 2, 2019

Remember that time Pete did the escape room? Tommy did one, and his was a horror-filled nightmarescape. This is his report.

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The Legend of the Precision Fixation

May 7, 2019

Pete is stuck in the meta-cognitive gap while Tommy saves a listener from sweet, sweet perfection.

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The Legend of the Modulated Anticipation

May 14, 2019

Tommy attempts peace with his future overlords while Pete helps a listener see peace in ghosting the e-anxiety.

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The Legend of the Obfuscated Riposte

May 21, 2019

Pete is here to remind you that if you’re not feeling good about the world, you’re feeling bad about it, while Tommy has plans to strip silence from your future conversations.

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The Legend of the Claptrap Capitulation

May 28, 2019

Tommy faces the challenge of words falling from his face while Pete stares gently into the fog of the unknown.

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The Legend of the Hat Tap

Jun 4, 2019

This week, Pete and Tommy bring you the round-robin, rapid fire anxiety draft you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for all your life.

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WTS: Season 2

Tommy and Pete take on the greatest mysteries of the universe

In season 2, the crew takes on new anxieties and welcomes submissions from voices of the world in this follow-up to their "hit" first season.

The Episodes of Season Two

The Case of the 😜 💳 💵

Sep 4, 2018

Tommy looks inside himself and finds his inner 😻 while Pete reminisces about false hope at the bottom of an empty 💰.

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The Case of the Out-of-Work Virus

Sep 11, 2018

Tommy takes to the trolls while Pete brings a listener challenge and advice for the espionage-minded.

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The Case of the Cardiac Doodler

Sep 18, 2018

Tommy helps a listener through pesky pen pessimism while Pete builds a strong case for the end of all medical science.

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The Case of the Derma-Trolley

Sep 25, 2018

Pete’s looking for grime in the dark places while Tommy is in a most perilous race against his own cheeks.

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The Case of the Jester’s Chops

Oct 2, 2018

Tommy helps a listener navigate pavement in clever new ways while Pete confronts a dark confusion in face of tools for joy.

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The Case of the Fangspace

Oct 9, 2018

Pete helps a listener (in no way whatsoever) to overcome a personal pestilence while Tommy mourns (in no way whatsoever) the loss of an esteem-maker.

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The Case of the Manchurian Mathematician

Oct 16, 2018

Tommy helps a listener find the secrets in plain sight while Pete struggles at the blackboard.

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The Case of the Audited Moniker

Oct 23, 2018

Pete helps a listener with the find peace under the giant thumb of a byzantine system while Tommy struggles to gift the long arm of history with anything more than a list of nouns.

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The Case of the Elder Contri-BOO-tions!!!

Oct 30, 2018

Tommy digs deep to help a listener distressed with specter-spook while Pete seeks the solution to the generation gap.

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The Case of the Apocalyptic Valise

Nov 6, 2018

Pete helps a listener tilt into the winds of change while Tommy faces the black depths of his toiletry kit.

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The Case of Calamity U.

Nov 13, 2018

Tommy helps a listener through a disturbing case of Neesonitis while Pete struggles to hide from academics bearing heavy books.

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The Case of the Inedible Venetian

Nov 20, 2018

In this final episode of season 2, Pete seeks safety in the arms of the FDA while Tommy struggles for freedom from the mighty grasp of a waterlogged Italian city.

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What's That Smell?

A sometimes-funny podcast about humans and their anxieties

In our inaugural season, Pete and Tommy explore their anxieties and learn to laugh along the way.

The Episodes of Season One

Unwarranted Distress & Administrophobia

Mar 20, 2018

Pete takes an uncomfortable journey inward and Tommy faces the paper monster while on the injured list.

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Deafening Silence, Buried Deep

Mar 27, 2018

Tommy talks to hush the sound of judgment and Pete prepares for the long rest, prematurely.

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Imposter, #2

Apr 3, 2018

Pete battles his urge to hide everything he creates. Ironically, so does Tommy.

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Pam and the Fashion Police

Apr 10, 2018

Tommy conjures demons of the deep and Pete goes all-in on hemp.

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They, Robot

Apr 17, 2018

Pete strives to relate to a brave new world. Tommy worries that in that world, we’re all just meat targets.

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Whompf! (There Eat Is)

Apr 24, 2018

Tommy visits the darkness and in the process finds Shyamalan while Pete beats his inner child to the Twinkies.

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Ruff Procedures

May 1, 2018

Pete sees someone else’s life flash before his eyes, and Tommy dodges daggers doggedly.

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Paula Ticks as Usual

May 8, 2018

Pete pokes the dragon of our own making while Tommy feels the pangs of embarrassment decades in the making.

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High Jump, No Landing

May 15, 2018

Pete laments the sad shortage of railings in the world, and Tommy’s just sitting there watching the clock… and waiting…

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Eat Prey Run

May 22, 2018

At long last, Tommy unleashes the swarm while Pete fights to flaunt his … ummm … outer strength?

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Your mother says we’re her favorite: A What’s That Smell? Retrospective

May 29, 2018

It’s the last show of our first season. To celebrate, we decided to do a little self-indulgent navel-gazing because we heard podcast audiences adore it when podcasts do that kind of thing.

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Just in case you forgot us

Jul 31, 2018

The dynamic shifts when robots take over the show.

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