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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  • Episode 51: Christmas Movies

    December 24th, 2019  |  39 mins 33 secs

    Episode 51 is here and we're feeling festive with for the holidays and diving into Christmas Movies!

    We are still dealing with residual losses from previous episodes. Is our podcast over after 51 episodes? (no). Lindsey vetoes the research. Lisa makes a characteristically odd choice. Both of the hosts take a serious hit at your nostalgia with their garbage choices. Poll results are in for Movie Theater Snacks! Listener shoutouts to @dicesarah @ionetrunner @deign_t and emmelinetaylor13 on IG.

  • Episode 50: Movie Theater Snacks

    December 17th, 2019  |  40 mins 53 secs
    movie theater snacks

    Episode 50 is here and we're going to the movies! FOR THE SNACKS.

    No one chooses popcorn because we all know it's the best, okay? Lindsey is somehow surprised her podcast partner is an old woman with her candy choices. Lisa is (almost) speechless at Lindsey's gold choice this week. Potentially regional snack choices and for wahtever reason we can't stop poking and prodding our deep rooted childhood traumas and past G&G losses.

    Poll results are in for Childhood Toys! Listener shoutouts to @emmelinetaylor14 and all the peeps who blasted us for leaving out Legos and Transformers.

  • Episode 49: Childhood Toys

    December 10th, 2019  |  38 mins 49 secs
    childhood, childhood toys, toys

    Episode 49 is here and we are deliberating the Garbage and Gold of Childhood Toys!

    Lindsey and Lisa dig into those nostalgia feels this week by exploring the best and the worst of the toys from our childhoods (80s-90s). Lisa is in shock at Lindsey's unfamiliarity with a rad commercial about a bad game. Lindsey feels bullied by some of these toys and we take a surprisngly deep dive into Lisa's psyche and the existential wonderings of childhood toys. There's a lot going on in this one, y'all!

    Poll results are in for Tom Cruise Movies! Listener shoutouts to @theallbros @bliesmer and @mikeohlsondrummer AS WELL AS our reasons for leaving out some of the stuff from last episode.

  • Episode 48: Tom Cruise Movies

    December 3rd, 2019  |  37 mins 8 secs
    movies, tom cruise

    Episode 48 is here and we are deliberating the Garbage and less Garbage of Tom Cruise movies!

    Thomas Cruise Mopather IV is known for bad Irish accents, a million action movies that all feel the same, and being a Scientology wackadoo. But, we are professionals and select a garbage and gold from his movies we shall. Lindsey can't forgive a cliche and Lisa is not here for any attempts to dethrone Brendan Fraser. Also, please stop making remakes - unless they are the dope Mission Impossible crossover ideas Lindsey has up her sleeve.

  • Episode 47: Thanksgiving

    November 26th, 2019  |  36 mins 18 secs

    Episode 47 is here and just in time for Thanksgiving!

    Lisa flexes her history nerd muscles with the research on this one! Lindsey laments a fall palette but celebrates a delicious pie. Lisa hates waiting for food, has some hot takes on garbage presidents and is all in on Lindsey's new invention (another Garbage and Gold TM added to the empire). We go on many tangents as we talk about our favorite holiday so buckle up, y'all.

    Poll results are in for Wearable Technology! Listener shoutouts: @dantes_belmont, @emmelinetaylor13 and @lemondahlias.

  • Episode 46: Wearable Technology

    November 19th, 2019  |  33 mins 45 secs
    wearable technology

    Episode 46 is here and its Wearable Technology time!

    Lisa's research takes us deep into the history of wearable technology (hello, 1286!) and the ladies admit missing a technological advancement from the early 2000's. Lindsey shares her Christmas list and goes deep PSA-y in her garbage. Lisa keeps it light and shares her first hand experience of her favorite wearable technologies. Also, does anyone have their cell phone ringer on anymore?

    Poll results are in for sleepovers! Listener shoutouts: @lemondahlias, @richdickmanshow and @emmelinetaylor13.

  • Episode 45: Sleepovers

    November 12th, 2019  |  35 mins 38 secs

    Garbage and Gold Episode 045: Sleepovers

    Episode 045 is here and it is all things Sleepover!

    The ladies get judge-y about preferred sleepover snacks. Lindsey gets vulnerable and worries about non-feminine listeners. Lisa proves once again her maintenance level and preferred state of being. They also answer the very important sleepover question: To poop or not to poop?

    Results are in from the Ballpark Foods and listener comments from @ecolbs18 @theallbros. Plus, a Smug Report update.

    And new this week, if you vote for this episode, you are automatically entered to win some swag! So, head over to Instagram and/or Twitter and VOTE!

  • Episode 44: Ballpark Foods

    November 5th, 2019  |  37 mins 17 secs
    ballpark food, food

    Garbage and Gold Episode 044: Ballpark Foods

    This week the ladies slide into home with the best and worst parts of Ballpark Foods. The ladies wonder about a romantic opportunity with ballpark foods. Lindsey has a "It's not you, it's me" moment with her garbage and plans another t-shirt slogan, much to Lisa's chagrin. Lisa gets adventurous with her gold choice.

    The poll results are in for the Trick or Treating episode (causing Lindsey to question her involvement in the G and G community). Listener shoutouts to @colebehrends and @fortofnerd.

  • Episode 43: Trick or Treating

    October 29th, 2019  |  37 mins 45 secs
    trick or treating

    Garbage and Gold Episode 043: Trick or Treating

    Lindsey comes in with a hot take on a certain subset of licensed practitioners. Lisa, unsurprisingly, wants to be left alone. There's a "fun" pop quiz in which the hosts know little to nothing about each other's Halloween preferences. Lindsey brings a candy personality test with varying results and Lisa has a breach in her armor and lets herself be vulnerable for a hot minute.

    We dive into the Celebrity Couples poll results and have some worries about what that might mean for Lindsey's celebrity couple curse. Listener shoutouts to @sourcematpod from both hosts this week!

  • Episode 42: Celebrity Couples

    October 22nd, 2019  |  39 mins 53 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 042: Celebrity Couples

    Before we can even tackle Celebrity Couples, we have a brand new feature to unveil: THE SMUG REPORT! Which is exactly what it sounds like. Only after we bask in our rightness can Lindsey present a detailed history on celebrity couplels, jointly discuss why PDA is the worst and what makes celebrity couples unbearable.

    The Weekend poll results are in! Lindsey learns to mask her emotion before giving the results! Listener shoutouts to @jasonarreola, @epasche18 and @mattnisbet.

  • Episode 41: The Weekend

    October 15th, 2019  |  39 mins 17 secs
    the weekend

    Garbage and Gold Episode 041: The Weekend

    Another episode, another stark contrast between the personalities of the hosts. The ladies contemplate a freaky friday situation, but decide to steer clear of Lindsay Lohan. Lisa is an unabashed hermit and Lindsey is crushed to discover the (now extinct) Jeremy Renner app.

    Salad Bar poll results are in! Listener shoutouts to @colebehrends as well as our Patreon Patron shoutouts! Want even more Garbage and Gold? We're on Patreon! Head on over to and subscribe for $2 or $5 a month for more content!

  • Episode 40: Salad Bars

    October 8th, 2019  |  35 mins 33 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 040: Salad Bars

    This week we explore the best and worst things about Salad Bars! The ladies explore terrible restaraunt names. Lisa has an impromptu therapy session. Lindsey owns her laziness and makes plans for a folk punk band.

    The Masked Singer poll results are in! Listener shoutout to @dicesarah as well as our Patreon Patron shoutouts! Want even more Garbage and Gold? We're on Patreon! Head on over to and subscribe for $2 or $5 a month for more content!

  • Episode 39: Masked Singer

    October 1st, 2019  |  35 mins 21 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 039: Masked Singer

    Lindsey and Lisa take a deep dive into the overly dramatic world of The Masked Singer. This one is a morning recording so the caffeine levels are VERY HIGH which means the feelings are VERY EXTRA. Lisa gets a little too smug. Lindsey hosts some fantastic segments and both ladies have a lot of questions.

    Recaps and poll results from Hotels are in and the listener comments are divisive, as always. Shoutouts to @remdickman and @dantes_belmont. Plus some exciting announcements!

  • Episode 38: Hotels

    September 24th, 2019  |  36 mins 11 secs

    Garbage and Gold Episode 038: Hotels

    It's another episode about life, this time about the hotel room experience!

    Lindsey fails a pop quiz. Lisa shares probably too much about her hotel room habits. And the ladies wish that hotels would be a bit more like Taco Bell. We copyrighted the idea, y'all. Don't even try to take it.

    Results from the pizza toppings are in. Listener shoutout to @colebehrends on insta for some AMAZING artwork. And Lindsey refuses to share the names of the people who she argued with on Twitter. #theywhoshallnotbenamed

  • Episode 37: Pizza Toppings

    September 17th, 2019  |  37 mins 14 secs
    pizza, pizza toppings

    Garbage and Gold Episode 037: Pizza Toppings

    Lindsey and Lisa are divided on yet ANOTHER vegetable, one of them rejects unusual pizza toppings outright, and we explore the Jeremy Renner of pizza toppings. There's a fair amount of conjecture on dominating and assertive flavor profiles and personalities of the hosts. Also, is ketchup spicy?

    The poll results are in for Men's Haircuts! Listener shoutouts to @dantes_belmont, @jason_arreola, and all the members of the anti-quiff vocabulary society. Special thanks to Dylan aka @pktwvlf for the new transition music too. Keeping it fresh for y'all. Ya welcome.

  • Episode 36: Men's Haircuts

    September 10th, 2019  |  39 mins 44 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 036: Men's Haircuts

    Lindsey and Lisa have eyes to see and opinions to share about men's haircuts. Lisa calls out men who are too soft to grow a mullet and Lindsey gets very serious about her gold choice, including the pronounciation.

    The recap features our most on-brand selves EVER in terms of what we rewatch and some "positive" internet interactions. Listener shoutouts to @lemondahlias, @ptg_pete, @mattnisbet and @whitney_kuhn