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 35: Movie Sequels

    September 3rd, 2019  |  34 mins 18 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 035: Movie Sequels

    Sequels can be risky business. Sometimes a sequel builds on what has come before. And sometimes sequels ruin franchises and lives.

    Lisa rants about cliches and Lindsey dares to critique one of Lisa's very favorite movies. Don't worry, they are still friends. And votes for State Fair food are in and listener shout out to @soraemmeline and @ecolbs18 from Twitter!

  • Episode 34: State Fair Food

    August 27th, 2019  |  37 mins 40 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 034: State Fair Food

    Come one, come all to the state fair! Unless you're like Lindsey and hate that sort of thing. There's a lengthy discussion on the cons of puking in a port-o-potty, the weirdness that attracts Lisa to the state fair, and all the glorious butter sculptures.

  • Episode 33: School Supplies

    August 20th, 2019  |  37 mins 34 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 033: School Supplies

    Remember when we had books, pencils, and an irrational fear of lead poisoning? It's school supplies time, friends!

    Poll results from Songs of Summer 2019 are in and Lisa and Lindsey do the recap TOGETHER. IN PERSON. It's surprisingly awkward! Listener shout-outs to @dicesarah and @b1gch1ef

  • Episode 32: Songs of Summer 2019

    August 13th, 2019  |  37 mins 22 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 031: Songs of Summer 2019

    We agree on our love for Florence, her machine, and her general aesthetic. Lisa failed to do any dill pickle research, just like our listeners. Lindsey's anxiety flares because it's a music episode. Both of us are way too old to know how to pronounce rappers names anymore.

    Poll results from Chips are tallied and ready to share! Listener shout-outs to @remdickman @mfeyen @emmalinetaylor @dicesarah and @farmamerica!

  • Episode 31: Chips

    August 6th, 2019  |  37 mins 42 secs

    Garbage and Gold Episode 031: Chips

    Things start of hot and get spicier from there. The ladies decide they might need a referee on staff, strongly encourage everyone to stop buying food out of trunks and garages, and agree that potato chips are magical.

    Lindsey's garbage kills her mouth on the inside. Lisa refuses to add whimsy to the world. Listener comments from @dantes_belmont, @jakeperusich and @SStapleton79.

  • Episode 30: Yard Games

    July 30th, 2019  |  38 mins 32 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 030: Yard Games

    Episode 30 is here and the ladies are talking about Yard Games! With their shared indifference about the great outdoors and athletic activity, they are obviously Yard Game experts!

    Lindsey gets picky about pronunciation. Lisa teaches Lindsey a new phrase and goes after college students. And both contemplate a life of yard game crime.

    Also, the poll results for Breakfast foods are in and it is the closest poll results yet. Listener comments from @lemondahlias and @theallbros.

  • Episode 29: Breakfast Foods

    July 23rd, 2019  |  39 mins 44 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 029: Breakfast Foods

    Episode 29 is here and it is all about one of the best sub genres of food: Breakfast foods.

    Lisa attempts to debunk the belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Lindsey questions the research and then goes international for one of her picks. And in a shocking turn of events, Lisa goes after our childhoods in this episode.

    And, out of love for you listeners, this might not be the episode to listen to while you are eating. The gag warning on this episode is high. We can only apologize.

    Also, the poll results are in for summer vacations and a listener shoutout goes out to The All Bros (@theallbros).

  • Episode 28: Summer Vacations

    July 16th, 2019  |  32 mins 27 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 028: Summer Vacations

    Lindsey and Lisa have some very different feelings about air travel. Wombs are mentioned more than once. And friends, we hate to break it to you, but no one cares about your summer vacation photos. Listen to what we think is the best and worst part about summer vacations! The poll results from our Zoo Animals episode are in, as well as some snarky and sassy listener comments. Let's go!

  • Episode 27: Zoo Animals

    July 9th, 2019  |  39 mins 54 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 027: Zoo Animals

    Garbage and Gold Episode 027: Zoo Animals

    A long distance recap of the results from our Cookouts episode launch Lindsey and Lisa into a surprisingly lively deliberation of zoo animals. Lisa makes up for her latin with an impressive French accent. Lindsey comes in with some seriously impressive research on animals from her childhood dreams of zoology. Spirit animals are proposed. T-shirt slogans drop. This one has extra silliness this week, you guys. Let's go!

  • Episode 26: Cookouts

    July 2nd, 2019  |  32 mins 1 sec

    Garbage and Gold Episode 026: Cookouts

    Oh how the tables have turned this week, friends. Lindsey comes in with some hot takes on the type of guests to have at your cookouts. Lisa makes Lindsey gag on the mic with her very apt description of a favorite food. A lot of laughing on this one, folks! PLUS the results from our Star Wars Movies episode with Spencer from Fortress of Nerditude ( and dope listener shoutouts. Let's go!

  • Episode 25: Star Wars Movies

    June 25th, 2019  |  55 mins 1 sec
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 025: Star Wars Movies

    Lisa gets to flex her geek muscles HARD this week with the best and the worst of what the Star Wars univese has to offer for films. Lindsey, being admittedly (and intentionally) uniformed on Star Wars means we have our FIRST EVER GUEST! There's some spirited debate, some hot takes, and lots and lots of nerding between the the ladies and Spencer from Fortress of Nertitude!

  • Episode 24: 80's Fashion Trends

    June 18th, 2019  |  39 mins 5 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 024: 80's Fashion Trends

    Hold on to your nostalgic hats! We're going back to the 80's with 80's Fashion Trends. Lindsey discusses evolutionary psychology. Lisa has a painful confession about a personal hero. Both wish some of the trends would come back. The choices also bring up a very serious debate: what is the difference between a fashion and a trend? Is there a difference?

    Plus, the poll results from the Summer Themed Movies and we discuss an enlightening yet disturbing trend in poll victories.

  • Episode 23: Summer Themed Movies

    June 11th, 2019  |  35 mins 29 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 023: Summer Themed Movies

    Summer movies are some of the most popular, nostalgic, and quintessential coming-of-age flicks out there and we have lots of feelings about them (per usual). There's some residual bitterness from a previous loss. Lindsey brings some cringey summer movie quotes and what she wasn't allowed to watch as a kid. Lisa slips in some murder talk because she just can't help herself and more of her childhood crushes. Poll results from Weddings and listener comments too! Let's go!

  • Episode 22: Weddings

    June 4th, 2019  |  36 mins 29 secs

    Garbage and Gold Episode 022: Weddings

    Lindsey and Lisa talk about all things matrimony. We hear how good Lindsey is at listing things, Lisa shares the song that gets her on the dance floor and a new offshoot of the Garbage and Gold empire is discussed. Lisa also shares a hot take on evil spirits and Lindsey gets salty about destination weddings.

    All that and we reveal the results of the camping episode voting and our favorite listener comments!

  • Episode 21: Camping

    May 28th, 2019  |  40 mins 15 secs

    Garbage and Gold Episode 021: Camping.

    As it turns out, Lindsey and Lisa are more the indoorsy type and have a lot to agree on this week when it comes to their dislike of being outdoors. They do their best to find the gold in camping, though! Lisa's research yields some questionable camping etiquette. Lindsey shares some international bathroom horror stories. The girls deliberate the most delicious way to eat a marshmallow. One of us is a lightning bug murderer. The results from our Disney Villain's episode are in and the listeners have lots to say! Let's go!

  • Episode 20: Disney Villains

    May 21st, 2019  |  42 mins 21 secs
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    Garbage and Gold Episode 020: Disney Villains

    Turns out the girls love a good villain and Disney has plenty from which to choose! Lindsey and Lisa bond over (more) animated crushes, disagree on what makes a villain garbage, and drop some historical knowledge. Lindsey has some clarifications to make from last week's episode and Lisa might have bitten off more than she can chew with an upcoming competition. Board Game episode results and dope listener comments! Let's go!