Nothing says Christmas like a sappy, overly-sentimental made-for-TV movie on the Hallmark Channel. Maureen and Heather do a deep dive on all that is the Christmas season on the Hallmark Channel with a sprinkling of Lifetime too. A busy career woman forced to move home to help with her family’s struggling Christmas tree farm? The girls are tuning in.
This episode, Maureen and Heather take listeners through every online dating blunder they can think of. Later, Maureen breaks down Bad Ronald while Heather sends out a personal message to Clark Kent.
It’s an Early Halloween treat as Maureen finds hubby Peter’s stash of candies and discovers “faux baked beans.” Meanwhile, Heather visits a new brew pub in the Seaport District to find her inner “Nantucket.” Plus tales of encroaching nature in Southie and a big reveal involving a well-known local politician.
First, an update on the Southie supermarket situation, including a sausage scenario. Then, Maureen and Heather go 411 on new neighbor, Will Noonan. But their main topic on this episode revolves around friends and the reasons to stop being a BFF! Plus, juvenile delinquency, meatball contests and pepperoni capers.
Southie citizens Maureen and Heather welcome back Maureen’s husband and firefighter Peter Gailunas and former MA DOT and Boston Transportation Department Administrator (and Brain Aneurysm Foundation booster) Tommy Tinlin to discuss corporate responsibility and neighborhood services. From pot-holed and dirty parking lots to spoiled vegetables and a lack of community involvement, the gang of four enumerates the problems with local establishments run by absentee corporate owners.
Recently, the trailer of the new movie based on the musical CATS electrified the internet. Or is that exasperated, exculpated and exonerated? Definitely not those last two… Maureen and Heather explain why.
Today, if you’re seeking companionship, you can find a million people online. But in the 1950’s you only had two choices: bump into a nice guy or gal at an “I hate Sputnik” party or read an advice column in a magazine. On today’s episode, Heather and Maureen point a contemporary lens on some old tropes. Plus, finding a tailor in Southie and the diet dilemmas of a princess.
Your two inimitable hosts recently took in a performance by actor and musician Jeff Goldblum at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre. Very enjoyable show even if some “locals” in the audience didn’t know where Brookline is… plus lots of people-watching at the New Kids on the Block / Debbie Gibson concert and an awkward restaurant incident.
Cancel the APB. Maureen and Heather are aliiiiiive …and preparing for Hunk season. Guys, get ready to be judged! Plus Maureen turns 50, gets a hat and sees a toy story.
Rear Admiral of Barstool Sports and the Spittin’ Chiclets Podcast joins Madame Heather and Maureen for another costume-drama and dragon-filled episode of our show. Meanwhile, as the big bad Bruins inch closer to Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley, the gang gets “caught up” in the excitement.
Maureen and Heather take another “stab” (Episode19 “The Boston Boy Fiend”) at dissecting the story of a local historical true crime. Boston-born Honora Kelley, aka Jane Toppan, may have killed more than thirty people in one of the earliest known cases of “Angel of Death” compulsion.
Back in the day, you needed wigs and makeup to disguise your appearance. Today, digital Apps make it easy to mask defects or embellish looks. On this episode of “Caught Up,” Maureen and Heather consider Instagram “fake views.” Plus, Margherita urges; Vito’s toy; Easter bunnies; terrible turkeys; Mul’s Diner demise; and a succession of Southie non-sequiturs.
HBO’s Game of Thrones offers up its final season and the Caught Up gang plus special guest Michael Ratty dismember, disgorge and disseminate all their favorite details.
Or why would the “Hot Pockets Heiress” risk the wrath of Heather and Maureen (not to mention the legal consequences) to get her kid into college? And in other local news: wild turkeys on a rampage, two middle-aged women brawl on the highway and a young Celtics fan accused of using a racial slur. Plus, is it ok to sneak a 14 year old into an R-rated movie?
Blood and futz on this episode of “Caught Up,” as Maureen and Heather apply their unique analysis to HBO’s “The Inventor.” Plus peeps, hoarders, and a “Mommie Dearest” turn by Patricia Arquette.
Noticing that Southie is teeming with rabbits, Maureen and Heather take us on an urban safari through various species of birds and mammals. Plus, the opening of Sullivan’s means spring is around the corner; the “momo” challenge means the internet makes people crazy; and “limbo” means there’s a place for babies who aren’t baptized.
The story behind the true crime series on Netflix gets the full (monty) treatment from Heather and Maureen. Listen in as our heroines dissect this real life B-Grade “Mars Needs Women” horror-fest. After this episode, you may never trust the neighbors (or your parents) again…
Where did they go? Hiding in Hingham? Cocooning in Cohasset? Conniving at Capo’s? Maureen and Heather return for another episode of Caught Up. Talking points include a Countess, a Festival, a true crime, a Super Bowl commercial and an alcohol free month.
Join Merry Maureen and Happy Heather for this rapid fire episode of “Caught Up” and receive the gift of gab. I could list all the topics they cover, but where’s the surprise in that? Safe to say, your preference for naughty or nice won’t determine how much you enjoy this show!
The gals scrutinize shopping season, imbibe winter beverages, and dissect the new Bravo TV show “Dirty John.” Plus spoiler alert: Heather loves velvet…
Declaring 'Monday is the new Friday,' Maureen and Heather catch you up with their latest melodious musings. Topics include meatball cocktails, music by Memmolo, Marathon marriage proposals and the fate of Marian Manor. Happy holidaze everyone!
Eternal questions on the podcast this week: why do people hang Christmas decorations before Halloween? Do we really want fennel and apricots in our stuffing? And of course the great cranberry sauce debate: industrial jelly from the can or home-made? Plus – and this is a big deal – Maureen and Heather finally give us their rollicking review of “Book Club,” featuring four AARP-approved Hollywood goddesses…and Andy Garcia.
Maureen and Heather comment on their activities since the last show; including a scripted Halloween and celebrating the world champion Red Sox. Plus, finding contentment in comparisons, Heather recommends Disney World. And of course, there’s an election this week. Your fabulous hosts don’t want to hear any excuses: GET OUT and VOTE! It’s cool!
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)