Garbage and Gold

Deliberated by friends. Decided by listeners.

About the show

Garbage and Gold is a weekly podcast where we cover the best and the worst parts of all sorts of topics and allow you, dear listener, to decide who's right. Sometimes there’s fights, sometimes there’s agreement and always there’s plenty of snark! Your hosts are the passionate, silly, and unabashedly absurd decade long friends Lindsey and Lisa. Come hang with us as we deliberate the Garbage and Gold in all areas of pop culture, history, and life in general. Let's go! 

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  • Hot Takes #1

    March 22nd, 2020  |  17 mins 10 secs
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    Are we recording mini episodes because we are both a little stir crazy from social distancing? Yes. Are we publishing that content for you because we love you? ALSO YES.

    Enjoy this bonus content where we draw a random topic that doesn't have quite what it takes to be a full episode and we deliberate on the fly. Minimal edits. Maximum ridiculousness. Love you guys!

  • Episode 63: Social Distancing Activities

    March 17th, 2020  |  36 mins 22 secs
    social distancing

    Sorry for the late release on this one! We explain it further in the episode, but this COVID-19 situation is making us all sorts of weird!

    BUT WE ARE HERE with Episode 63 and we are bringing you the best and the worst of what we are doing with our Social Distancing struggles!

    Lindsey is struggling with her need for face to face interaction and Lisa is surprisingly anxious about being cooped up and it manifests by doing her own sound effects. Lindsey is feverish, but not infected, and neither of us are here for anti-nappers. We both get a little ranty and eventually go on a bit too much about Chris Evans (can you even blame us) and drop some last minute recommendations for you!

    We're in this together, y'all. <3

  • Episode 62: St. Patrick's Day

    March 10th, 2020  |  37 mins 57 secs
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    Episode 62 is here and Lindsey brings her a-game with research!

    After a brief dabble in media recommendations, we're off to tell you all the things about St. Patrick's Day! Lindsey brings some solid research and Lisa doesn't want to be touched. Lindsey shares some "don't get pinched" hacks that worked in 5th grade as well as her experience with a questionably cleaned Blarney Stone.

    Poll results are in for our Batman Villains episode and listener shoutouts to our beloved show illustrator Cole and @Lhodnefield on twitter who fulfilled dreams we didn't know we had by comparing us to the Green brothers.

  • Episode 61: Batman Villains

    March 3rd, 2020  |  39 mins 31 secs
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    Episode 61 is here and Lisa has abandoned all chill and fangirls real hard for Batman Villains!

    Lindsey puts in more work than she has for some of her final exams with her reasoning behind her choices. We continue to love Queen Uma Thurman and will forever. Lisa's garbage is based on a cigarette advertisement and yet more band names are introduced.

    Lindsey is excited enough for next week's topic that she VOLUNTEERS to do the research! Poll results are in for our Women's Fashion Trends and shoutouts to @TrevorGisMe and a friend who used us for an escape from dentistry procedures.

  • Episode 60: Women's Fashion Trends

    February 25th, 2020  |  37 mins 11 secs
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    Episode 60 has arrived! Lindsey tells us the three words you never want to use to describe your butt and Lisa (again) has some trauma - this time around pocket placement. Lindsey defends the quintessential crafting ability across generations and our future live show outfits are SET. Also, did we become influencers by doing this?

    Poll results from Appetizers are in and we give shoutouts to @dicesarah (gold star commenter status) and @heartoftanks.

    If you think Lisa lacks chill now, wait until you hear what's coming next week...

  • Episode 59: Appetizers

    February 18th, 2020  |  39 mins 30 secs

    Episode 59 is here!! After a week off, the ladies are back talking appetizers and hoping you like two slightly congested podcast hosts!

    The ladies have very similar feelings about their garbages. Lindsey struggles with all the counting and objects to some very specific food descriptors. Lisa’s theory about bootleg mayo is disproved and shares her love for her gold in all its different versions.

    Plus poll results from the Super Bowl AND 90’s Music Re-Release episodes. (If you are Team Lindsey on 90’s Music, you don’t want to miss these results!)

    Listener shout outs to @dicesarah and @B1gch1ef on Twitter.

  • Episode 58: 90's Music Re-Release

    February 11th, 2020  |  36 mins 47 secs
    90s music

    Episode 58 is here and BREAKING NEWS! Lindsey takes advantage of Lisa's compromised immune system and gets her long awaited revenge by having a rerelease, relisten, and revote of the hotly contested 90's music episode!

    Your votes count fresh this round. Make them good.

  • Episode 57: Super Bowl

    February 4th, 2020  |  37 mins 9 secs
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    Episode 057 is here and we're doing that sportsball thing by covering The Super Bowl! (or just The Big Game don't sue us plz NFL)

    Lindsey flexes her feminist rant muscles. Lisa tries her best to contain her rage. Together, they share a love of Prince, going meta, delicious food and that they'd definitely get boo-d on stage for the right amount of money.

    We discuss how we're going to cover The Masked Singer Season 3 on Patreon as well!

    Poll results (and spicy comments from listeners) are in from our Brat Pack episode. Shoutouts to @b1gch1ef, @jason_arreola , and @deign_t (and @ptg_pete!)

  • Episode 56: Brat Pack Movies

    January 28th, 2020  |  40 mins 38 secs
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    Episode 056 is here and we are still living that couch potato life with a healthy dollop of nostalgia and discussing Brat Pack Movies!

    Lindsey and Lisa discuss the inconsistency of John Hughes and discover their garbage movies might just be the exact same movies after all. Lindsey has some very quotable moments regarding feminism and empowerment. Lisa breaks the rules and Lindsey takes the reins by force.

    Once again, Lisa is reminded trash recognizes trash in the poll results from our Reality TV episode. Poll Results are in and they are VERY interesting. Listener shoutouts to @b1gch1ef, @trevorGisme, and @nwordjackson

  • Episode 55: Reality Shows

    January 21st, 2020  |  46 mins 38 secs
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    Episode 55 is here and we are watching some Reality Shows!

    The ladies go for specifically competitive reality shows (we love eliminations, y'all). Lindsey believes her garbage is everything that is wrong with reality shows. Lisa promises not to get political. When it comes to gold, Lindsey forgets all her actual favorite reality shows and Lisa surprises Lindsey and possibly everyone.

    Poll Results for the McDonald's Food episode and listener shoutouts to @colebehrends, @jakeperusich, @freddyrushIII and @theallbros

    Just a note, we are still committed to keeping our episodes in the 30-35 minute window. But even after cutting 30 minutes, we couldn't get this one in the window. We are chatty people this week.

  • Episode 54: McDonalds Food

    January 14th, 2020  |  37 mins
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    Episode 54 is here and we are leaving the Fad Diets behind!

    Lindsey assigns her garbage to a very specific section of the population. Lisa goes after our neighbors to the north and gives the scientific reasoning for why her gold is the the gold-est. Lindsey also ponders climate change and Lisa gets hit in the feels.

    Poll results from Fad Diets are in and listener shoutouts to @remdickman and @soraemmeline

  • Episode 53: Fad Diets

    January 7th, 2020  |  38 mins 9 secs
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    Episode 53 is here! New year, same us!

    A Garbage and Gold first rolls in our poll results for Karaoke and our G&G Music Festival line up is coming together really nicely. Potential Jeremy Renner spies are among us as we explore diets based on lunar phases and potentially the retrograded Mercury. We aren't dietitians, but we defintley could be. And please, for the love, don't eat cotton balls, okay?

  • BONUS! Childhood Toys Director's Cut!

    January 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 54 secs

    Happy New Year and thanks for being loyal listeners of the show! We adore you and wanted to say "thanks" with some of our Patreon exclusive content of our favorite episodes! Happy 2020, y'all!

  • BONUS! Trick or Treating Director's Cut!

    January 1st, 2020  |  42 mins 29 secs

    Happy New Year and thanks for being loyal listeners of the show! We adore you and wanted to say "thanks" with some of our Patreon exclusive content of our favorite episodes! Happy 2020, y'all!

  • BONUS! Tom Cruise Movies Director's Cut!

    January 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Happy New Year and thanks for being loyal listeners of the show! We adore you and wanted to say "thanks" with some of our Patreon exclusive content of our favorite episodes! Happy 2020, y'all!

  • Episode 52: Karaoke

    December 31st, 2019  |  39 mins 53 secs

    Episode 52 is here and just in time for your New Year Celebrations, we're digging into Karaoke.

    Lindsey makes a confession about the effects of karaoke. Lisa hates on competition. The ladies also take on soul patches and bowling. Bring it, Soul Patch Equality Society. Not surprisingly, the ladies have strong feelings about what karaoke is for and what it should and should not be.

    Poll Results are in for Christmas Movies and one of the wins surprises no one. Listener Shoutouts to @remdickman and @bliesmer.