The Complete Guide to Everything

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The Complete Guide to Everything, sometimes abbreviated to TCGTE, is a free weekly podcast featuring Tom Reynolds and Tim Daniels of Brooklyn, New York City. It is typically 60–90 minutes long and released every Sunday. The show has been described as "the next Wikipedia, in podcast form." Most episodes cover one overarching topic, which serves as a jumping off point for off-topic conversations about cultural observations. This is often preceded and/or followed by recurring segments, such as "Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems."

History[edit]

24cast[edit]

24cast[1] began in January 2006 and lasted 23 episodes. It featured Tom and Tim, who later went on to create The Complete Guide to Everything. The podcast was primarily about the Fox Television show 24 but frequently covered many other topics and issues. Episodes were released in a somewhat sporadic manner. The show also gathered a reputation within the 24 podcast community, where it frequently billed itself as the "only explicit podcast about 24."[2]

It was also featured as one of the Top 100 Most Subscribed to Podcasts of 2006 by iTunes.

The Drudge Report Report Report[edit]

This follow up to "24cast" was not well received by most podcast critics; however, many "The Complete Guide to Everything" fans and former 24cast fans enjoyed this short-lived podcast, which has gained a cult following. This four-episode series consists of hosts Tom, Tim, and Chris reading articles printed off Drudgereport.com[3] and making humorous comments about them. This style resembles the eventual "The Complete Guide to Everything" podcast.

Pop Everything[edit]

In the Complete Guide to Everything episode "Electronic Dance Music" Tim and Tom announced they would be producing a new podcast coming out on Thursdays that would focus more on Popular Culture topics like movies, books, comics, and TV.[4] On October 17, 2013 the first episode of Pop Everything was released on iTunes and Soundcloud, the episodes are generally 45 to 60 minutes long and tend have more spoilers than an average podcast of The Complete Guide to Everything.

Publicity[edit]

UK[edit]

The podcast was featured prominently on the UK iTunes podcast directory in August 2009 and has remained in the Staff Favourites section ever since. This has led to an overwhelmingly British audience for this US-based show, which is frequently referred to and acknowledged in the show itself. The podcast has been consistently in the UK iTunes Top 100 podcasts for the past two years.

US[edit]

The podcast was featured on the homepage of the US iTunes podcast directory in March 2012 which may lead to a more transatlantic following in future months.[5]

General[edit]

In 2010, the podcast was a shortlisted nominee in the 'Entertainment' category at the Podcast Awards.

Show segments[edit]

Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems[edit]

Introduced in the episode 'Life on the Road' the hosts answer emails sent to thecompleteguidetoeverything@gmail.com asking for advice. The topics typically pertain to advice relating to social behavior or relationships. Of all of the show segments listed, 'Tim & Tom Solve Your Problems' (sometimes referred to as "TandTSYP") is the most regular and longest running.

Fifty Shades of Tim[edit]

Introduced in the episode Fears: Elevators. After many weeks of Tom attempting to get Tim to read the book Fifty Shades of Grey in order to do a Fifty Shades episode, Tom finally gives up and begins the arduous but hilarious process of summarising the book to Tim chapter by chapter over the course of many episodes. The segment was discontinued due to the excessively graphic nature of the novel.[6]

The Mundane Bucket List[edit]

Introduced in the episode 'Underwear', the Mundane Bucket List is a tongue-in-cheek take on the popular motion picture "The Bucket List". Each week, Tim and Tom take turns to propose something that they would really like to do before they die but (unlike the extreme activities featured in the movie) would be considered by most people to be mundane. Entries to the mundane bucket list are below.

Tom's Entries Tim's Entries
  • To bang on a car hood and declare "Hey, I'm walking here!"
  • Travel on a train and at least put his suitcase in the sleeper car
  • Eat a Kosher Meal on an airplane
  • Learn the Phonetic Alphabet
  • Give up his seat on a bus to someone who needs it, but without it being awkward

The Gauntlet[edit]

Introduced in the episode 'Colon Health and Final Destination' the hosts run through a range of topic suggestions gathered primarily via their Facebook Fan Page[7] but also occasionally via email, Twitter[8] and their forums.[9] The hosts read through suggestions for future topics, often giving a quick opinion about the topic suggested. It was implied that topics that passed The Gauntlet would go on to become future full length episodes, however the hosts have since announced this was never their true intention. The segment has now been discontinued.

You're Awful[edit]

Introduced in the episode 'Public Services (Or An Excuse To Talk About Poop)' the hosts drew on reports from listeners of instances where they had pointed out to a member of the public that the behaviour they had seen that person exhibit was unacceptable by saying "You're Awful"; as clarified in later episodes, the aim of the segment was to encourage listeners to point out to those people who should, and in fact do, know that the behaviour is unacceptable in a social setting but have developed (often without realising) a sense of being 'above the rules', with businessmen and old ladies being specific examples cited.

Over the course of several episodes, the segment morphed into its current form, where the hosts draw on articles from The New York Times for further examples of "awful" behaviour. The segment is also referred to as "A Particular Kind of Asshole You Didn't Know Existed Until The New York Times Pointed It Out To You." The segment recurs on an irregular basis.

Episodes[edit]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Release date
412 "Fake Meat" May 21, 2017 (2017-05-21)
411 "Meat" May 14, 2017 (2017-05-14)
410 "Laundry" May 7, 2017 (2017-05-07)
409 "Toilets" April 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)
408 "Board Games" April 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)
407 "Tesla" April 16, 2017 (2017-04-16)
406 "Fast Casual Dining" April 9, 2017 (2017-04-09)
405 "Riverdale" April 2, 2017 (2017-04-02)
404 "Yet Another Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems" March 26, 2017 (2017-03-26)
403 "Scams with Dan Deacon (LIVE)" March 19, 2017 (2017-03-19)
402 "Logan/Wolverine" March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12)
401 "Hats" March 5, 2017 (2017-03-05)
400 "Exoplanets" February 26, 2017 (2017-02-26)
399 "Presidents" February 19, 2017 (2017-02-19)
398 "Looney Tunes" February 12, 2017 (2017-02-12)
397 "Snapchat" February 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)
396 "Soup" January 29, 2017 (2017-01-29)
395 "The Circus" January 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
394 "Food Network" January 15, 2017 (2017-01-15)
393 "Becoming A Vegetarian" January 8, 2017 (2017-01-08)
392 "Winter" January 1, 2017 (2017-01-01)
391 "Being An Adult (LIVE!)" December 25, 2016 (2016-12-25)
390 "Toys" December 18, 2016 (2016-12-18)
389 "Going on Tour with Jeff Rosenstock" December 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)
388 "Cowboys" December 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)
387 "David Blaine" November 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)
386 "Nintendo Entertainment System" November 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)
385 "Tom Hanks" November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)
384 "Clowns" November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)
383 "Poltergeists" October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)
382 "Myths and Legends - Werewolves" October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)
381 "Yosemite" October 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)
380 "Left Handedness" October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)
379 "Appetizers" October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)
378 "Fall TV Preview 2016 - Part 2" September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)
377 "Fall TV Preview 2016" September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17)
376 "iPhone 7" September 10, 2016 (2016-09-10)
375 "MTV VMA 2016" September 3, 2016 (2016-09-03)
374 "Burger King" August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
373 "Alien Superstructure" August 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
372 "Buffalo Wings" August 12, 2016 (2016-08-12)
371 "Jared Leto" August 5, 2016 (2016-08-05)
370 "Shoes" July 30, 2016 (2016-07-30)
369 "Lucid Dreaming" July 23, 2016 (2016-07-23)
368 "Pokemon Go" July 16, 2016 (2016-07-16)
366 "Fourth Of July" July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02)
365 "Golf" June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25)
364 "Sandwiches" June 18, 2016 (2016-06-18)
363 "Simulation Hypothesis" June 11, 2016 (2016-06-11)
362 "Summer Vacation" June 4, 2016 (2016-06-04)
361 "Sweden" May 28, 2016 (2016-05-28)
360 "Reboots" May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21)
359 "Acupuncture" May 14, 2016 (2016-05-14)
358 "2016 Summer Movies Part 2" May 7, 2016 (2016-05-07)
357 "Tim And Tom Solve Even More Of Your Problems" April 29, 2016 (2016-04-29)
356 "Prince" April 23, 2016 (2016-04-23)
355 "Oculus Rift" April 16, 2016 (2016-04-16)
354 "Tiny Houses" April 9, 2016 (2016-04-09)
353 "The Internet of Things" April 2, 2016 (2016-04-02)
352 "2016 Summer Movies Part 1" March 26, 2016 (2016-03-26)
351 "Spring Break" March 19, 2016 (2016-03-19)
350 "Civilian Space Travel" March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12)
349 "Popcorn" March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06)
348 "The Chupacabra" February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27)
347 "Bagels" February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21)
346 "Childhood Ambitions" February 12, 2016 (2016-02-12)
345 "Groceries" February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06)
344 "Rebranding" January 30, 2016 (2016-01-30)
343 "Snow" January 23, 2016 (2016-01-23)
342 "Glasses" January 17, 2016 (2016-01-17)
341 "Sensory Deprivation" January 9, 2016 (2016-01-09)
340 "Ska with Dan Deacon" January 2, 2016 (2016-01-02)
339 "Chocolate" December 26, 2015 (2015-12-26)
338 "T&TSYP" December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)
337 "US Mail" December 12, 2015 (2015-12-12)
336 "Stand-UP Comedy" December 5, 2015 (2015-12-05)
335 "RPGs" November 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)
334 "Public Relations" November 22, 2015 (2015-11-22)
333 "Pizza" November 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)
332 "The Moon" November 7, 2015 (2015-11-07)
331 "Hoverboards" October 31, 2015 (2015-10-31)
330 "Halloween Candy" October 23, 2015 (2015-10-23)
329 "Back to the Future" October 16, 2015 (2015-10-16)
328 "NYC Comic Con 2015" October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
327 "Pretty Woman" October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)
326 "Podcasts" September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)
325 "Burning Man" September 19, 2015 (2015-09-19)
324 "Apple TV" September 11, 2015 (2015-09-11)
323 "TV Show Tapings" September 5, 2015 (2015-09-05)
322 "McWhopper" August 28, 2015 (2015-08-28)
321 "Bad Luck" August 21, 2015 (2015-08-21)
320 "Berenstain Bears and the Mandela Effect" August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)
319 "City Etiquette" August 8, 2015 (2015-08-08)
318 "Celebrity Encounters" July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
317 "Foo Fighters" July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24)
316 "Taco Bell" July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15)
315 "Fallen Heroes" July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10)
314 "Apple Music" July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03)
313 "Mobile Games" June 28, 2015 (2015-06-28)
312 "Fan Theories" June 20, 2015 (2015-06-20)
311 "Escaping From Prison" June 13, 2015 (2015-06-13)
310 "Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems Yet Again" June 6, 2015 (2015-06-06)
309 "Treating Yourself" May 29, 2015 (2015-05-29)
308 "2015 Summer Movies" May 21, 2015 (2015-05-21)
307 "Mattresses (Part One of the Bed Series)" May 16, 2015 (2015-05-16)
306 "California" May 7, 2015 (2015-05-07)
305 "HGTV" May 1, 2015 (2015-05-01)
304 "Birthdays" April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)
303 "Bruce Willis" April 18, 2015 (2015-04-18)
302 "Area 51" April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
301 "Cars of the Future!" April 3, 2015 (2015-04-03)
300 "Starbucks" March 27, 2015 (2015-03-27)
299 "Buying a Car" March 20, 2015 (2015-03-20)
298 "Minecraft" March 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)
297 "Harrison Ford" March 8, 2015 (2015-03-08)
296 "Sneakers" February 28, 2015 (2015-02-28)
295 "Toy Fair" February 21, 2015 (2015-02-21)
294 "Kanye West" February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)
293 "Vaccines" February 7, 2015 (2015-02-07)
292 "Microsoft" January 31, 2015 (2015-01-31)
291 "Basketball" January 25, 2015 (2015-01-25)
290 "Joining a Gym" January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
289 "Cereal" January 10, 2015 (2015-01-10)
288 "Secret Menu Items" January 2, 2015 (2015-01-02)
287 "2014 Year in Review" December 27, 2014 (2014-12-27)
286 "Stephen King" December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)
285 "Mars" December 13, 2014 (2014-12-13)
284 "Christmas Trees" December 5, 2014 (2014-12-05)
283 "Soda" November 29, 2014 (2014-11-29)
282 "Uber" November 22, 2014 (2014-11-22)
281 "Toys “R” Us" November 14, 2014 (2014-11-14)
280 "Florida" November 8, 2014 (2014-11-08)
279 "Taylor Swift" October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)
278 "Halloween Parties" October 26, 2014 (2014-10-26)
277 "NY Comic Con" October 19, 2014 (2014-10-19)
276 "Arcades" October 12, 2014 (2014-10-12)
275 "NYC Subway Vs London Tube" October 5, 2014 (2014-10-05)
274 "Derek Jeter" September 27, 2014 (2014-09-27)
273 "Comic Book TV Shows (Fall 2014)" September 21, 2014 (2014-09-21)
272 "Apple Watch" September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)
271 "NYC Trendy Food" September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07)
270 "Memes" August 30, 2014 (2014-08-30)
269 "Emergency Preparedness" August 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
268 "Ice Cream" August 16, 2014 (2014-08-16)
267 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" August 10, 2014 (2014-08-10)
266 "Personal Hygiene" August 2, 2014 (2014-08-02)
265 "Summer Concert Series" July 27, 2014 (2014-07-27)
264 "Fitness Trackers" July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20)
263 "Haunted Houses" July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)
262 "Charles Manson" July 5, 2014 (2014-07-05)
261 "Horse Racing" June 28, 2014 (2014-06-28)
260 "World Cup 2014 Brazil" June 22, 2014 (2014-06-22)
259 "Going off the Grid" June 7, 2014 (2014-06-07)
258 "Soylent" May 31, 2014 (2014-05-31)
257 "Conspiracy Theories (Night 2 in Manchester 2013" May 24, 2014 (2014-05-24)
256 "Twitter" May 18, 2014 (2014-05-18)
255 "Summer Movie Preview 2014 – Part 2" May 11, 2014 (2014-05-11)
254 "Summer Movie Preview 2014" May 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)
253 "Mac and Cheese" April 26, 2014 (2014-04-26)
252 "Billy Joel" April 20, 2014 (2014-04-20)
251 "Novelty Items" April 12, 2014 (2014-04-12)
250 "Elementary School with Dan Deacon" April 6, 2014 (2014-04-06)
249 "Virtual Reality" March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)
248 "Guitar Center" March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23)
247 "Nuclear Power" March 15, 2014 (2014-03-15)
246 "Hot Dogs" March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09)
245 "Bitcoins" March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02)
244 "The Oscars 2014" February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)
243 "Cable TV" February 17, 2014 (2014-02-17)
242 "Traveling into the Future with Anna Kendrick" February 10, 2014 (2014-02-10)
241 "Super Bowl Commercials" February 2, 2014 (2014-02-02)
240 "Raising Children" January 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)
239 "Fancy Suits" January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19)
238 "Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding Scandal" January 13, 2014 (2014-01-13)
237 "Hangover Cures" January 6, 2014 (2014-01-06)
236 "2013 Year in Review" December 30, 2013 (2013-12-30)
235 "Christmas Shopping" December 23, 2013 (2013-12-23)
234 "Home Alone 2" December 16, 2013 (2013-12-16)
233 "Drones" December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)
232 "Open Letters" December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02)
231 "Thanksgiving" November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25)
230 "Personal Finance" November 18, 2013 (2013-11-18)
229 "Coffee Shop Etiquette" November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11)
228 "Writing A Novel" November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)
227 "Jury Duty" October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26)
226 "Home Invasion" October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)
225 "Electronic Dance Music" October 12, 2013 (2013-10-12)
224 "Modern Art" October 6, 2013 (2013-10-06)
223 "Claire Danes" September 28, 2013 (2013-09-28)
222 "GTA V" September 22, 2013 (2013-09-22)
221 "Veterinarians" September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14)
220 "Fall TV Preview 2013" September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07)
219 "French Fry Burgers and Secret Ingredients" August 31, 2013 (2013-08-31)
218 "Magicians" August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25)
217 "Another Episode About Video Games" August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)
216 "Trains" August 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)
215 "Tim and Tom Solve Even More of Your Problems" August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)
214 "Batman Vs. Superman The Movie" July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27)
213 "Being Lazy" July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)
212 "Amazing Facts!" July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)
211 "The Beach" July 7, 2013 (2013-07-07)
210 "Board Games" June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30)
209 "Dog Fostering" June 22, 2013 (2013-06-22)
208 "Superman" June 16, 2013 (2013-06-16)
207 "Conspiracy Theories (Reptilians, JFK and Dinosaurs) - Live in Manchester on March 18, 2013" June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)
206 "NYC Tourism (Part 1) (Recording of live YouTube broadcast 30 May 2013)" June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
205 "Binge Watching" May 25, 2013 (2013-05-25)
204 "The Complete Guide to Nothing In Particular: The Squeakquel" May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)
203 "Biking" May 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)
202 "Fancy Restaurants" May 5, 2013 (2013-05-05)
201 "Summer Movies 2013" April 21, 2013 (2013-04-21)
200 "The Complete Guide to The Complete Guide to Everything" April 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)
199 "Wrestling" April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)
198 "Easter" March 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)
197 "Urban Legends: Disney Theme Parks" March 24, 2013 (2013-03-24)
196 "Subway Etiquette" March 17, 2013 (2013-03-17)
195 "Supermarket Shopping" March 10, 2013 (2013-03-10)
194 "Martial Arts" March 3, 2013 (2013-03-03)
193 "Tim & Tom Solve Your Friend-Making, Friend-Ending and DVD Lending Problems" February 24, 2013 (2013-02-24)
192 "Meteors" February 17, 2013 (2013-02-17)
191 "McDonald's Part 2: The Return of the Arch Deluxe" February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)
190 "McDonald’s" February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)
189 "Super Bowl 2013" January 27, 2013 (2013-01-27)
188 "CES Wrapup 2013" January 20, 2013 (2013-01-20)
187 "The Flu" January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13)
186 "College Urban Legends" January 6, 2013 (2013-01-06)
185 "The Movies of 2012" December 30, 2012 (2012-12-30)
184 "2012 - The Year in Entertainment" December 23, 2012 (2012-12-23)
183 "Richard Marx" December 16, 2012 (2012-12-16)
182 "Christmas Specials Christmas Special (Part Two: More Christmas Specials)" December 9, 2012 (2012-12-09)
181 "Christmas Specials Christmas Special (Part One: Christmas Specials)" December 2, 2012 (2012-12-02)
180 "Moving (Part 2)" November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25)
179 "Moving (Part 1)" November 19, 2012 (2012-11-19)
178 "Star Wars" November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11)
177 "Hurricane Sandy Aftermath" November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)
176 "Frankenstorm (YouTube Live Edition)" October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29)
175 "Extreme Stunts" October 21, 2012 (2012-10-21)
174 "The 2012 Presidential Election" October 14, 2012 (2012-10-14)
173 "Chicago" October 7, 2012 (2012-10-07)
172 "Concerts" September 30, 2012 (2012-09-30)
171 "The Future of Technology (iPhone 5, MakerBot and Google Glasses)" September 24, 2012 (2012-09-24)
170 "Dating Part 4 - Wooing" September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18)
169 "Richard Dawson and Glasses" September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)
168 "Doctor Who" September 2, 2012 (2012-09-02)
167 "Celebrity Gossip Roundup" August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)
165 "Fears: Elevators" August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)
164 "Internships" August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12)
163 "Vampires" August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05)
162 "The 2012 Olympics" July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)
161 "The New York Times' Williamsburg" July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22)
160 "The Dark Knight Rises" July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)
159 "Los Angeles" July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08)
158 "Summer Music" July 1, 2012 (2012-07-01)
157 "Tim and Tom and Dave Solve Your Problems" June 24, 2012 (2012-06-24)
156 "Summer Movies 2012: Part 2" June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)
155 "Summer Movies" June 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)
154 "Stunts" June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)
153 "Tim's Birthday Celebration" May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28)
152 "The Great Googa Mooga" May 21, 2012 (2012-05-21)
151 "Creeps" May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)
150 "Live in London: Time Travel" May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)
149 "The Avengers" April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29)
148 "Ghosts" April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22)
147 "British Television" April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15)
146 "Friends" April 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)
145 "Mega Millions" April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)
144 "The Hunger Games" March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)
143 "SXSW" March 18, 2012 (2012-03-18)
142 "Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems" March 12, 2012 (2012-03-12)
141 "Beer" March 4, 2012 (2012-03-04)
140 "The Oscars 2012" February 26, 2012 (2012-02-26)
139 "Abe Lincoln" February 19, 2012 (2012-02-19)
138 "Valentine's Day" February 12, 2012 (2012-02-12)
137 "Stuffed Crust Pizza and Two Sad Men" February 5, 2012 (2012-02-05)
136 "Groundhog Day" January 29, 2012 (2012-01-29)
135 "Facebook" January 22, 2012 (2012-01-22)
134 "Underwear" January 15, 2012 (2012-01-15)
133 "Medicine" January 8, 2012 (2012-01-08)
132 "New Year's Resolutions" January 2, 2012 (2012-01-02)
131 "Kim Jong Il" December 25, 2011 (2011-12-25)
130 "Christmas Songs" December 18, 2011 (2011-12-18)
129 "Santa Claus" December 11, 2011 (2011-12-11)
128 "The SkyMall Holiday Gift Guide" December 4, 2011 (2011-12-04)
127 "The Muppets" November 27, 2011 (2011-11-27)
126 "Cranksgiving & Sleep No More" November 20, 2011 (2011-11-20)
125 "Zooey Deschanel" November 13, 2011 (2011-11-13)
124 "Marathons" November 6, 2011 (2011-11-06)
123 "Listener Mail" October 30, 2011 (2011-10-30)
122 "Halloween Spooktacular 2011" October 23, 2011 (2011-10-23)
121 "Zombies" October 16, 2011 (2011-10-16)
120 "Steve Jobs" October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
119 "Hamburgers" October 2, 2011 (2011-10-02)
118 "Ancient Aliens" September 25, 2011 (2011-09-25)
117 "Jeopardy" September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19)
116 "Back to School" September 11, 2011 (2011-09-11)
115 "Weddings" September 4, 2011 (2011-09-04)
114 "Hurricanes" August 28, 2011 (2011-08-28)
113 "The Kardashians" August 21, 2011 (2011-08-21)
112 "Last Minute Vacations" August 14, 2011 (2011-08-14)
111 "Museums" August 8, 2011 (2011-08-08)
110 "New York Yankees" July 31, 2011 (2011-07-31)
109 "Beating the Heat" July 24, 2011 (2011-07-24)
108 "Planking" July 17, 2011 (2011-07-17)
107 "Swimming Pools" July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11)
106 "Cults" July 3, 2011 (2011-07-03)
105 "Summertime Part 1" June 27, 2011 (2011-06-27)
104 "Canadian Travel" June 19, 2011 (2011-06-19)
103 "Father's Day" June 12, 2011 (2011-06-12)
102 "Zooey and the Berge" June 6, 2011 (2011-06-06)
101 "BBQs" May 29, 2011 (2011-05-29)
100 "The Rapture" May 22, 2011 (2011-05-22)
99 "International Travel" May 16, 2011 (2011-05-16)
98 "Bigfoot" May 8, 2011 (2011-05-08)
97 "The Royal Wedding" May 1, 2011 (2011-05-01)
96 "Breaking Up" April 25, 2011 (2011-04-25)
95 "Dating: The Art of Seduction" April 17, 2011 (2011-04-17)
94 "Loch Ness Monster" April 10, 2011 (2011-04-10)
93 "Candy" April 3, 2011 (2011-04-03)
92 "Kitchen Nightmares" March 27, 2011 (2011-03-27)
91 "HaircutCast Part 2" March 20, 2011 (2011-03-20)
90 "iPad 2" March 13, 2011 (2011-03-13)
89 "Daytime TV" March 7, 2011 (2011-03-07)
88 "1990s Rock" February 27, 2011 (2011-02-27)
87 "Gambling" February 20, 2011 (2011-02-20)
86 "News Roundup - February 2011" February 13, 2011 (2011-02-13)
85 "Valentine's Day" February 6, 2011 (2011-02-06)
84 "The Super Bowl" January 30, 2011 (2011-01-30)
83 "Game Shows (Present Day)" January 23, 2011 (2011-01-23)
82 "News Roundup - January 2011" January 16, 2011 (2011-01-16)
81 "Disney" January 9, 2011 (2011-01-09)
80 "2010 In Review and 2011 Predictions" January 2, 2011 (2011-01-02)
79 "Video Games: The Lost Version (8 minute episode via tcgte.com[10] and YouTube[11] only)" December 30, 2010 (2010-12-30)
78 "Video Games" December 26, 2010 (2010-12-26)
77 "Coffee" December 19, 2010 (2010-12-19)
76 "Holiday Movies" December 12, 2010 (2010-12-12)
75 "The Mall" December 5, 2010 (2010-12-05)
74 "Airport Security" November 28, 2010 (2010-11-28)
73 "Harry Potter" November 21, 2010 (2010-11-21)
72 "Dating (Part 2)" November 14, 2010 (2010-11-14)
71 "Dating (Part 1)" November 7, 2010 (2010-11-07)
70 "Video Stores" October 31, 2010 (2010-10-31)
69 "Breakfast" October 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)
68 "Public Services (Or An Excuse to Talk About Poop)" October 17, 2010 (2010-10-17)
67 "Department of Motor Vehicles" October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)
66 "The Internet" October 3, 2010 (2010-10-03)
65 "Celebrity" September 26, 2010 (2010-09-26)
64 "Shopping" September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)
63 "IKEA" September 12, 2010 (2010-09-12)
62 "Sleuthing" September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06)
61 "Facial Hair" August 29, 2010 (2010-08-29)
60 "Juggalo Culture" August 22, 2010 (2010-08-22)
59 "Healthy Eating" August 15, 2010 (2010-08-15)
58 "Disney World" August 8, 2010 (2010-08-08)
57 "Air Travel" August 1, 2010 (2010-08-01)
56 "The UK with Dave Hill" July 25, 2010 (2010-07-25)
55 "UFOs and Aliens" July 18, 2010 (2010-07-18)
54 "Being a Man" July 11, 2010 (2010-07-11)
53 "An Unfortunate Encounter and More Michael Jackson" July 4, 2010 (2010-07-04)
52 "Summer" June 27, 2010 (2010-06-27)
51 "World Cup" June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20)
50 "Winning the Lottery" June 13, 2010 (2010-06-13)
49 "News Roundup" June 6, 2010 (2010-06-06)
48 "Marketing to Kids and Ripping Out Hearts" May 30, 2010 (2010-05-30)
47 "Lost - The End (TCGTE.com Exclusive)" May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)
46 "Camping" May 23, 2010 (2010-05-23)
45 "The Hobo Code" May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16)
44 "Tom Hanks Is My Bartender" May 9, 2010 (2010-05-09)
43 "Facebook, Death and Fast Food" May 2, 2010 (2010-05-02)
42 "Girl Problems" April 25, 2010 (2010-04-25)
41 "Bars" April 18, 2010 (2010-04-18)
40 "Nothing in Particular" April 11, 2010 (2010-04-11)
39 "Teen Idols (Biebermania Edition)" April 4, 2010 (2010-04-04)
38 "Chat Roulette" March 28, 2010 (2010-03-28)
37 "St. Patrick’s Day (HaircutCast Edition)" March 21, 2010 (2010-03-21)
36 "Tom’s Big Week or “The Monday Morning Grindcast”" March 14, 2010 (2010-03-14)
35 "The Bachelor" March 7, 2010 (2010-03-07)
34 "Cruises" February 28, 2010 (2010-02-28)
33 "Mass Transit (First Outside Broadcast Episode)" February 21, 2010 (2010-02-21)
32 "Winter Olympics (Super Late Update)" February 18, 2010 (2010-02-18)
31 "The Grammy Awards" February 7, 2010 (2010-02-07)
30 "Lost" January 31, 2010 (2010-01-31)
29 "Diets" January 24, 2010 (2010-01-24)
28 "Fast Food" January 17, 2010 (2010-01-17)
27 "Being Sick" January 10, 2010 (2010-01-10)
26 "2010 or Twenty-Ben: The year of the Milkternet" January 3, 2010 (2010-01-03)
25 "Christmas or How cute are these boots?" December 20, 2009 (2009-12-20)
24 "1990s Sitcoms: TGIF Edition" December 13, 2009 (2009-12-13)
23 "Hodge Podge" December 6, 2009 (2009-12-06)
22 "The Best of Everything" November 22, 2009 (2009-11-22)
21 "Arnold Schwarzenegger" November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15)
20 "College: Sophomore Year" November 7, 2009 (2009-11-07)
19 "Baseball" November 1, 2009 (2009-11-01)
18 "Halloween" October 25, 2009 (2009-10-25)
17 "Hip Hop" October 18, 2009 (2009-10-18)
16 "Bathroom Etiquette" October 11, 2009 (2009-10-11)
15 "Colon Health and Final Destination" October 4, 2009 (2009-10-04)
14 "Drunk Presidents and Nicolas Cage" September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27)
13 "Twilight" September 20, 2009 (2009-09-20)
12 "Fall TV" September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)
11 "The Beatles" September 7, 2009 (2009-09-07)
10 "Superheroes or: Why Isn’t There a Real Batman?" September 2, 2009 (2009-09-02)
9 "New York City and Yuppies vs. Ice Cream" August 24, 2009 (2009-08-24)
8 "College - Freshman Year and Wearing T-Shirts As Underwear" August 17, 2009 (2009-08-17)
7 "North Korea and Winning Porn Bingo" August 9, 2009 (2009-08-09)
6 "Letters to Famous Prisoners" August 2, 2009 (2009-08-02)
5 "Listener Suggestions" July 27, 2009 (2009-07-27)
4 "Weird Al" July 23, 2009 (2009-07-23)
3 "Police Academy and Bums vs. Hobos (Removed from iTunes due to poor audio quality)" July 16, 2009 (2009-07-16)
2 "Time travel" July 9, 2009 (2009-07-09)
1 "Michael Jackson" July 2, 2009 (2009-07-02)

Pre-audio, video podcasts (unavailable):

Episode
  • Hamburgers
  • Magic
  • Amusement Parks

Many of the earlier episodes are no longer available for downloading from iTunes.

Live shows[edit]

The first ever live versions of the show (hosted by regular hosts Tom Reynolds and Tim Daniels) took place in London, England on 7 & 8 May 2011 and were held at the Hen and Chickens Theatre[12] and Kings Place[13] respectively. Tickets for the event sold out within 4 hours of release. A short 5-minute video of the first live show[14] was released in lieu of the full recording of the show, which was lost during 'the London Incident' (see below).

Venue Date
  • Hen & Chickens Theatre, London
  • Kings Place, London
  • PIT, New York
  • PIT, New York
  • Kings Arms, Salford, Manchester
  • Kings Place, London
  • May 7, 2011
  • May 8, 2011
  • August 4, 2011
  • December 30, 2011
  • April 10, 2012
  • April 11 & 12, 2012

Additionally, the show has done one live after-show following the 1990s Sitcoms: TGIF (ABC) edition that appeared on UStream.tv.[15] The aftershow took place at a bar via the (at the time) newly released UStream.tv iPhone application.

After Dark Episode List[edit]

For a short period of time The Complete Guide to Everything had a premium subscription service, in which listeners would pay a small monthly fee to get an extra podcast throughout the month. The After Dark episodes consisted of interesting people that Tim and Tom knew, the conversations more focused on the person being interviewed similar to The Nerdist Podcast. After some time and changes made, Tim and Tom decided to discontinue to the premium subscription but all the episodes are still available to purchase at TCGTE online store. Occasionally in the Complete Guide to Everything Online Store there will be a USB with all the After Dark episodes and other bonus episodes.[16]

Episode Featuring
  • #9 Scamcast with Paul McKenna
  • #8 Roundtable with Erin Leigh
  • #7 Vegetarianism with Brendan Jordan
  • #6 Casinos with Christine
  • #5 Andrew Gregory v. Forrest Gump
  • #4 Jeff's Guide to Being Punk Rock
  • #3 Amy and the Unfortunately Wine Stains
  • #2 Nick and the Great Switcharoo
  • #1 Algernon, or Where Did All Those Birds Come From

Other episodes available by purchasing the TCGTE USB:

Episode
  • The Complete Guide to USB (26 minutes long)
  • Game Shows (Live in NYC, 11-16-2012)
  • Superheroes (Live in London, 4-11-2012)

Pop Everything Episode List[edit]

Episode Release Date
  • #17 Jennifer Garner Admiration Society
  • #16 Dolly Parton
  • #15 British Sitcoms
  • #14 Bruce Lee - Part 2
  • #13 Bruce Lee - Part 1
  • #12 A Randy Newman Adventure
  • #11 An Arnold Schwarzenegger Primer
  • #10 We Saw Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark
  • #9 Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark (Pre-Show)
  • #8 Top Two, Bottom Two
  • #7 Calvin and Hobbes Is NOT the Wire
  • #6 New Sudser Skein Does Boffo At B.O. Down Infopike
  • #5 Hey Old Idiot, It's Not For You
  • #4 Thank God It's Thorsday
  • #3 Weird, Obscure Batmen
  • #2 The Catcher In The Pies
  • #1 We Are Legally Obligated To Talk About Breaking Bad
  • March 19, 2016
  • October 25, 2015
  • July 1, 2015
  • May 16, 2015
  • May 8, 2015
  • March 24, 2015
  • February 8, 2015
  • December 19, 2013
  • December 12, 2013
  • December 6, 2013
  • November 28, 2013
  • November 21, 2013
  • November 14, 2013
  • November 7, 2013
  • October 31, 2013
  • October 24, 2013
  • October 17, 2013

London incident[edit]

In the "International Travel" episode (17 May 2011) Tim and Tom discussed the theft of Tim's property, a bag containing (but not limited to) an iPad, MacBook and speakers, causing Tim distress and affecting his night's sleep. While some speculation was made during the "International Travel" episode about the possible culprit, a lack of evidence has hindered any serious progress to identify and prosecute the offender. Tim's travel insurance status is at present unknown so measuring the lasting financial damage is difficult to calculate although Tim and Tom estimated the cost to be around $2000. However Tim made it clear that he was emotionally damaged by the incident and his view of London had been tarnished.

Episode artwork[edit]

On an ad-hoc basis some "official artwork" based on the content of an episode is produced by Natalie Al-Tahhan (flailingwithink.com) and this is displayed on tcgte.com along with the show notes. The artwork consists of brief cartoons depicting what the artist considers to be the most humorous aspects of the subject episode.

iPhone application[edit]

A free official iPhone application giving access to every episode, the TCGTE blog, the host's blogs, the host's Twitter accounts and a messaging facility is available on the Apple App Store.[17] On 24 June 2010 the app was downloaded 6,000 times following a feature by Apple[18] and was named as the 'Staff Pick' in the Entertainment Category in Volume 6 of the iPhone App Directory magazine.[19]

TCGTE conventions[edit]

The first gathering of TCGTE fans took place at Porterhouse Brewery in Covent Garden, London in October 2010 and host Tom attended. The official TCGTE website refers to the gathering as "the first international meet up" of TCGTE fans.[20]

References[edit]

External links[edit]