Special guest Michael Ratty helps Maureen and Heather break down and analyze the changing world of television and movie consumption and the enticing shows on your summer binge-list. Plus a nostalgic look at the most memorable summer blockbusters.
Yes, we’ve reached podcast number 50. And we’re celebrating the half century mark with fireworks, a parade, and a beauty contest! Topics include true crime, going commando and other naked truths.
News Flash: Southie’s got the cleanest beaches and Maureen and Heather are saving you a parking spot. So what’s stopping you from enjoying this summer themed program? Add two tablespoons each of Floatzilla flotillas and party crashers with an ounce of nostalgia for the Spice Girls and classic shark movies and you’ve got a Caught Up summer sensation.
Maureen and Heather return to the scene of the crime – your ears – after a long hiatus. Lifestyle updates include college graduations, games of “ding dong ditch,” and investigating a mysterious mom and baby gang. Plus, how to launch a TV career in Southie, attract birds to Sully’s and eat crab cakes.
In this episode, emergency first responders from the ‘70’s wear cabernet-colored velour track suits while eating rice cakes and watching a docuseries about Oregonian alternative religionists. Maureen and Heather, dynamic meditation and true crime spoiler alerts…
Maureen and Heather are quick learners: Irish Step dancing, check; comedy club stars, check; responsible drinkers, check; good Catholics, check. It is after all, the season for all you Jesus Christ Superstar fans… Plus recommendations for which TV documentaries and other favorites to watch… And who bit Beyonce?
Podcast Storm Alert! Heather and Maureen are talking about the weather! And Spanx... And menstrual cramps... And late-night menus... And magazine spreads... Plus: will Heather find a soul mate or be eligible indefinitely?
Reminder: come to the Caught Up live show at Laugh Boston on Wednesday March 14, 2018 FREE! (but get tickets ahead of time)
"A Boston-based public relations professional with more than nine years of high pressure, director-level media relations experience," today's guest, Michael Ratty, has never had to face the type of pressure leveled by Maureen and Heather! Seriously, it's an ear-popping conversation about ordering at Sully's; the light at the end of the winter tunnel; scoring the Olympics; and what to wear while watching the Oscars.
Plus: can anyone learn how to curl? Listen to this episode of Caught Up to find out!
The ‘city of champions’ takes one on the chin. Maureen and Heather regret not eating enough during the big game. But the fun continues at Heather’s birthday, Uber rides, and movie theaters. Plus a review of the halftime show, the selfie kid, and Tom Brady’s hair. And the gals announce the date for ‘take 2’ of Caught Up LIVE at Laugh Boston.
So the Patriots are playing in the Superbowl. Of course, Maureen and Heather predicted they would. Are they sports experts? Do they know the difference between X’s and O’s and Cheerios? Well yes; but who they really love, is Tom Brady! Especially all his self-improvement, mind-body karma, drink a gallon of water a day, play ‘til you’re 100 years old Oprahnicity.
Topics include: salt lamps; aunt’s weekend and the end of “no alcohol January;” foods designed to tempt us off our diets; and watching the Patriots while partying in Fort Lauderdale. Plus “six degrees of Southie separation” and another live Caught Up Podcast show at Laugh Boston!
Holidays, health and old habits get the twice over from Maureen and Heather. Their advice: goals for the new year must be “real” and don’t leave your dog freezing on the porch! Plus the gals float trial balloons about test brunches, skin creams, salt lamps and surprise genetic ancestries. And remember: “no one parties like Maura McDonough…”
Heather and Maureen dissect their recent live show at Laugh Boston. Plus adventures at the mall, bathrobe culture, hockey ringers, the wonders of Chinese / Polynesian food, and a Robert Kraft sighting. And as the calendar turns, memories erupt of New Year’s Eve, shrimp fra diavolo and a giant fire.
Tis the season for high school football championships (go Catholic Memorial!), hiding booze in your pocketbook (“a neat trick”) and launching a new enterprise (“Caught in Dorchester”). Plus Maureen and Heather discuss the vagaries of being in gift mode for Christmas…while staying sane the whole time. And of course, no holiday season would be complete without a conversation on teenagers, sex education, and cadavers.
And please don’t forget about “Caught Up’s” FREE live show at Laugh Boston on Thursday December 7th at 8pm!
Maureen and Heather are BACK! In the interim, there was an election, new TV shows, and some “sexy” announcements. Plus new businesses opening in Southie, a Will Noonan sighting, and a huge new turn in the life of “Caught Up!” Happy holidays everyone!
Maureen and Heather examine misogyny and sexual harassment in Hollywood, social media, politics and general civic life. Plus a few personal memories of “mansplaining” and the nerve of people who park their cars facing the “wrong” way.
(Editor’s note: several of George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television” – but apparently, you can say on a podcast – are uttered during this program…)
This week it’s a mixed bag of chicken waffles, tequila bombs, and favorite Southie eateries. Plus closet cleaning, cat cafes and the perils of POOP. Potty training was never this much fun.
The products hawked on those funny late-night commercials get the once, twice, and thrice over on this week’s episode of “Caught Up.” Or as your favorite infomercial pitchman or woman says: “As seen on TV.”
Spurred on by a bouncer who looked at their ID's and called them “ma’am,” Heather and Maureen offer their fledgling selves advice on how to stay healthy and be successful while growing older. Plus, a review of the new Lady Gaga doc and the beauty of voting.
Wedding traditions: pro or con? Talk amongst yourselves… oh wait, that’s what Maureen and Heather do.
A mega-gigantic episode this week folks. Heather and Maureen are joined by Barstool Sports writer and Spittin’ Chiclets Podcast co-host “Rear Admiral” Brian McGonagle. Topics range from gentrification and rules of behavior for neighborhood newcomers to a crazy day in Southie featuring chickens, poop, and a mad biter. Plus how to cope with your life using wine and hot fudge sundaes and a dash of dish on TV and movies.
Gift giving season (aka “Move In Day”) arrives in the neighborhood as the new school year begins and Maureen and Heather can’t wait to unwrap their consternation over the crap that gets left on the street.
A woman from Chicopee just won more than $750 Million in the lottery. What would Maureen and Heather do with all that money? (Maybe a house in Southie with off-street parking…) On this episode of Caught Up, Maureen and Heather day dream out loud about their hopes and desires. Plus baby names, goats, and height matters!
In the news: nuclear threats, white supremacists and Tiki torches vie for your attention. Meanwhile, it’s August and local stores are selling Halloween candy! Plus Maureen’s genetic ancestry revealed, Heather throws shade on people who share the “Chewbacca Mom” video, and “Insecure” is one of their favorite TV programs. (Editor’s note: maybe, someday, the famous Maura McDonough will make an appearance on the podcast...)
Social media provides a platform for people to bare their souls… and at times, their butts. Meanwhile, many people use the ‘Net to throw dirt on others. What gives? On this episode of “Caught Up” Maureen and Heather discuss body image, glass houses, and the compulsion to share online. Plus, they really like this little Taqueria in Dorchester’s Lower Mills…