Autumn means colorful leaves, cooler nights, flannel pajamas, apple picking and allergies. And long lines at all the bars and restaurants in Southie. But that doesn’t stop our heroines from bouncing around town on a week night.
Plus, Maureen and Heather seek celebrity-list status and an inspirational story about a baseball dream and a service animal.
This week, Caught Up trains its eagle eye on the human brain and Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Guests Tommy Tinlin, an aneurysm survivor and lifelong Southie resident and Christine Buckley, Executive Director of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, join Maureen Dahill and guest co-host Peter Gailunas for a conversation about symptoms, prevention and treatment. Plus how to study for the Fire Department Captain’s test and finding the world’s biggest pile of dog droppings.
(Additional music by Dr. Doctor, “Semilanceata,” Fungi Compilation, Nenormalizm Records, 2018 - via freemusicarchive.org)
Bangs for the buck? Heather and Maureen talk hair, blackberry donuts, Nigerian princes, Bert & Ernie’s relationship, speeding in Southie, Red Sox banners and Emmy winning bosoms.
From humps to honeypots, this episode of Caught Up will sting you in all the right places…
A bevy of brilliant topics on Caught Up this week. Talking points include full moon yoga, service monkeys, and the temporal liberties taken by TV writers. Plus, is it safe to drink alcohol? A study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says no, not really. What will Heather and Maureen do now? Eat more? Wear a compression suit? Listen and find out.
Back from a brief summer hiatus, M & H reminisce about last year’s Oscar nominated films, “yacht rock,” and meeting other podcast stars. Plus, Grace graduates, restaurants rotate and millennials mourn the morbidity of mayonnaise.
To describe this week’s episode, we turn to an article in Vox.com: the writers explaining ‘Big Dick Energy’ as “…the self-confidence to know that a colossal endowment isn’t a measurement of one’s value. BDE might stem from having a literal BD, but it’s not dependent upon any sort of genitalia. And in fact, perhaps the epitome of BDE is the complete security of not needing other people’s benchmarks — wealth, intelligence, beauty, or a BD — to know one’s own worth.” Confused? Maureen and Heather will fill in the gaps…
Sharp objects catch our host’s attention on this episode…like axes used by rampaging women to destroy bottles of alcohol in 1856. Shocked as they are by “dry towns,” Maureen and Heather give due respect to members of the Rockport, MA temperance league and their hatchet wielding vigilantes. Were they Bible thumping, bored old biddies or unemployed suffragettes with unbearably tight corsets and drunken husbands? Plus the fascinating lives of drag queens and modern day attitudes towards drugs.
Aka the upside down pineapple episode. If you’re a married couple looking for some extra-curricular activity or just a balding man with a pony tail, this is the show for you! Spouse swapping? You bet. Pony play? Oh yeah. Plus unicorn floats, giant bird sculptures and pineapples. Did I mention pineapples? Send all your swinger stories to Maureen and Heather, care of Caught Up. (Please don’t send them to me; I just write the blurbs…)
Sports talk? The Men’s World Cup catches the attention of our hosts. Also, traffic calming in Southie… Plus Calamari at Capo, the cuteness of clogs, compassionate massages on Carson Beach, and Maureen’s dad’s casa (he’s selling his house). Note to residents: Pick Up After Your Dogs!
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…”