Episode 38: Nate and Joe Go Live on the Internet

Nate and Joe do their first live stream! We had so much fun doing this and we'll definitely do it again, probably somewhat regularly. We really appreciate all of you Pillowtalkians who participated. Y'all are the best.

If you're listening for the first time (welcome!) and are not yet part of the Pillowtalkians Facebook group, join us! This is where we talk about anything and everything that is happening in our lives, and sometimes there is a fun poll.

In this episode, Nate dips his toe into his newfound fanboy obsession with Jacob Collier. If you're not yet familiar, check out his song Hideaway. It's epic.


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Episode 37: Nate and Joe Don't Do Resolutions

It's a new year and an all new Pillow Talk with Nate and Joe. We've changed everything! 

JK, that much change would give Joe heart palpitations. It is a new year, but, to the surprise of no one, Nate and Joe barely noticed. Instead, they spent their time like they always do, trying to take over the world! With #SacredConversation, of course.

In this jam packed episode, Nate can't sneeze. Joe wears too many layers. Nate and Joe grunt in the sauna. Mara earns an unfortunate nickname. Joe schools Nate on the proper way to eat Kiwi fruit, and then Nate suggestively eats said Kiwi fruit. And much, much more!

If you're reading this and you haven't seen/heard Oprah's acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille award, stop what you're doing an watch it now!


Episode 36: Nate and Joe's EPIC Year End Round Up

2017 is over. Whew! What a year, right!? We did a ton and, to quote Joe, are a lot better for it.In some ways, the last 12 months have been super tough. In other ways, new depths of understanding and compassion have opened up. And there has been laughs. A lot of laughs. And food. 

From the bottoms of our hearts, we want to say thank you for coming on this ride with us. To celebrate our first end-of-the-year, here is an episode full of our favorite things, and a few of our least favorite things, from 2017. Cheers!

SPOILER WARNING! We talk pretty extensively about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you want to avoid major spoilers, go ahead and skip from 1:03:00 to 1:25:45.


Episode 35: James Semmelroth Darnell Doesn't Do Spicy

Nate and Joe are joined by the delightful James Semmelroth Darnell! James shares his journey as a minister and what he sees as the role of the Progressive Church. We also learn that Joe doesn't have time to cut potatoes, Nate says you should be watching American Gods, and James is full of surprises. And the return of Pillow Fights!

You should definitely listen to Alexander Shaia talk about the mythical dimension of Christmas.


Episode 34: Nate and Joe Think About Their Right Hands

In this episode, you should judge a book by it's cover, especially if it's one of those fancy textured ones that just feels nice to the touch. 

Nate and Joe have so much juicy goodness for you in this truly yuge episode. Joe emanates bougieness. Nate gets real. DJ Joby Todd drops a beat. Joe #agitates. Nate talks about The Chris Gerhard Show. And so much more!

Check out Rolling Stone's profile of TCGS!

Stop everything and listen to Tom Waits right now!

Chickpea Socca will make your life better!

This episode of the Robcast with Kristin Hanggi and Natalie Roy is well worth you time!

And always #agitate!

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Episode 33: Nate and Joe Get Jacked

Nate and Joe are not rappers, though they secretly want to be. None-the-less, hip-hop lyrics play a large role in this music heavy episode. Though rappers they are not, Nate and Joe do write protest songs, including one for Christmas. #Agitate! Apparently Cameron, infamous lead singer of none other than Vegan Mouthful, shops at Bougie Kroger. Nate and Joe try the best soda in the country, and then have a tiff about politics. And Joe cracks himself up, again.

Watch I'm Not Racist by Joyner Lucas, and Eminem's Freestyle and tell us what you think on the Pillowtalkians page!

For some more protest songs, check out Neil Young's newest album, The Visitor!

For something lighter, check out this video from podcast guest Double XL!

And for something truly silly, watch James Adomian become a gay villain!

#Agitate #Agitate #Agitate #Agitate #Agitate #Agitate #Agitate #Agitate #Agitate 


Episode 32: Let Them Eat Penis Cookies

WARNING: The audio quality of this episode is not up to the usual Pillow Talk standards.

This week, Nate and Joe are at their first live event! So many great conversations with some very well dressed people. Plus, a bonus conversation about Climate Change and what we can do about it.

Eric Goplerud is trying to get Fairfax to carbon zero. Check out Faith for Climate and get involved!

Deanndre Fulton and Abstrak Global want to help you make your art!

Let Styles By Imani make you look fabulous!

Newport News City Council member Marcellus Harris wants you to know how many awesome things are happening all over the city. Follow the City of Newport News on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date!

DJ Fingatipps takes amazing photos and makes amazing videos.

Ceasonings Magazine highlights all things art in Hampton Roads!

Go right now and buy Q5's EP, 5x5 Vol. 1, right now! Right Now!! It's that good.


Episode 31: Nate and Joe Are Thankful

It's a very Pillow Talk Thanksgiving! Nate and Joe sit down to give thanks, say Dick, and enjoy Joe's Celebration Meat. It's vegan! Also, Nate pauses. Joe is SuperBernieSandersMan. Sue doesn't want to be on the podcast. Joe learns how to cook, almost. Nate and Joe share their experience at United Christian Parish in Reston VA and talk about what it really means to be Progressive.  Shout out to Bobby Jo Valentine!

Check out GreenFare Organic Cafe!

Listen to Paramore behind the Tiny Desk!

Check out this article, and this article for more info on how meat is impacting us and our world!

You really want to hear Sufjan sing Christmas Unicorn!


Episode 30: Nate and Joe ARE Tasty Grace

In this fun filled episode, full of all the feels, Nate and Joe get real. At least for part of the time. We also learn that Nate doesn't have time for Jehovah's Witnesses. Joe wants to look distinguished. Nate dresses Joe so he looks distinguished. Nate makes a BAD joke. Joe has other superhero crushes besides Nightwing. Brian Michael Bendis definitely listens to the podcast. Nate always feels guilty, and Joe has problems with Alexander Hamilton.

Call your representatives today and make your voice heard! Go here to find you rep in the House, and go here to find your Senators.

Tasty Grace 1.0!

Tasty Grace 1.0!

Episode 29: Nate and Joe and Steve Do Poker Night

Poker Night is not what it sounds like, it's actually more fun! In this fabulously fun episode, Nate and Joe are at Steve's house trying, and failing, to show him the way. Joe makes BLT's. Nate has post-production fatigue. Steve isn't very adventurous. Nate and Joe fight about vegan mayo. Steve does some research. Joe takes back control. Nate monologizes. Nate lays some pipe. Nate goes on for a bit. Nate has some extra wind. Oh, you get the idea.

Episode 28: Nate and Joe Pick Paint Colors and Other Vignettes

Nate and Joe like to experiment. More accurately, Joe comes up with crazy ideas and Nate has to figure out make it work. This experiment is a super exciting one. The Pillow Talk Two have been collecting little minisodes for some time, just waiting for the right time to unleash them on the world. Well, now is that time. Nate and Joe give you the longest intro in the history of recorded media, Mike Bartley and Doctor Emerson offer a sermonette, Nate feeds people cheese from his nuts while Joe hates on Paul, and Pillow Talk births it's first podcast baby!

Join us for our first big Pillow Talk Day Trip on November 11!


BONUS: Dick and Jason DO Halloween

It's Halloween, and Dick and Jason get together to celebrate in that time-honored way: horror flicks. But will they get to enjoy their night off, or will they get more Tricks than Treats? Find out in this, the first episode of See Dick and Jason! SPOOOOOOOOOKY!!

All Sound Effects used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, a Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license, or are Public Domain. All were obtained from soundbible.com

"Thunder Strike", "Kitten Meow", "Glass Breaking", and "Cave Bats" courtesy of Mike Koenig.

"Evil Laugh" courtesy of Timothy.

"Cat Meow 2" courtesy of Cat Stevens.

"Angry Cat" courtesy of secondbody.

"Two Tone Doorbell" courtesy of akanimbus.

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Episode 27: Joe Regrets Being Triple Teamed

WARNING! Pillow Talk with Nate and Joe is not responsible for any motor vehicle accidents caused by listening to this episode.

Welcome back Pond and 51! In this jam packed episode, we learn that Joe would be a very attentive partner. 51 asks "why is it called Poker Night!?" Nate and Joe high-five. Joe gives everyone class work. Pond says "Oh my!" 51 is really into Penis...Cookies. Nate and Pond high-five. And there is much discussion of bulges and underwear choices. And and 51's true identity remains a mystery. Or is 51 his true identity!? PLOT TWIST!!


Episode 26: Nate and Joe's Big Adventure

New snigglets abound in this extra special episode of Pillow Talk! Nate and Joe get there exercise, and need to take a second shower, after they tour the CNU campus. Luckily for Joe, Nate knows how to hike and packed a bag with water and space to carry unwanted layers. Joe is so comforted by this that is inner rant monster makes an epic appearance. Then Nate and Joe enter a wormhole and find themselves at Hampton Roads VegFest. New friends are made. Good food is devoured. Nate finds a delicious juice. Sadly, Joe wants to hate it, and actually does!

Check out Vegan Action. They're doing God's work.

Check out Speciesism, The Movie. Mark is doing God's work.

Protest with us at the statue of Christopher Newport. We'll be doing God's work.

Join me at WHRO's Classical Open Mic on October 20!

And don't forget about Hampton Comicon on October 21!


Episode 25: Let Them Eat Cake

Nate and Joe celebrate Joe turning 51! Nate pulls out all of the stops for Joe's birthday and bakes a delicious NF cake. Joe just wants to talk about good stuff, GOOD STUFF, BABY! Nate challenges Joe to some intentional rejection, all while revealing his unfortunate history with sappy love poetry. High school girls do not like sappy love poetry. Also, Nate opens a bottle, Joe gushes about Russel Tovey, and Nate and Joe play "What The Hell Were They Thinking!?"

If you can, support Bobby Jo and his partner John after the loss of their house to wild fire. 

Learn more about the invention of the sports bra, from 99% Invisible!

Join me at WHRO's Classical Open Mic on October 20!

And don't forget about Hampton Comicon on October 21!


Episode 24: Nate and Joe Get Steamy

When it feels like the world is falling apart, the best thing you can do is buy a waffle maker. In this weeks delicious episode, Joe levels up his cooking ability. Nate levels up his fact checking ability. Sallye's office levels up it's fire resistance ability. In a twist that no one saw coming, Nate wants to hate something, but can't. And in a twist everyone saw coming, Joe is still into Nightwing!

Stop everything and listen to Tank And The Bangs perform their song Rollercoasters!

Check out Nick Wright's response to NFL protests!

Watch Trevor Noah become Dr. Suess!


Episode 23: Dalezak Eats Cookies

In this epic edition of Pillow Talk, Nate and Joe are joined by the charming, and long-winded, Dalezak. Our hosts and their guest leave no stone unturned, no possibility unconsidered, no cookie uneaten, in their quest to entertain and inform. In this episode, we discover Joe's favorite band. Nate is a Whole Foods apologist. Dalezak always feels special. Nate wins the first battle in Cookie Wars. SPOILERS for Game of Thrones season 7, you have been warned. 

Go right now and listen to Frank Ocean!


Episode 22: Nate and Joe Munch Seeds and Nuts

In this delightful episode of Pillow Talk, Joe rants with the best of them. Nate practices delayed gratification, joke style. Joe's doppelgänger is parking lot attendant. Nate has trouble sitting. Joe is still into Nightwing. Nate gets caught in a hurricane in Mexico. And the legend of the Penis Cookie deepens!

Sign on to the Liturgists Statement.

Read the Nashville Statement.

Nate, Amanda, and Mon in Cancun after Irma.

Nate, Amanda, and Mon in Cancun after Irma.

Episode 21: Nate Fiddles with Joe's Knobs

In their first episode recorded at Joe's house, Nate and Joe try and prove that they aren't a couple by sharing all of the things that make it seem like they are. Nate doesn't know very much about Nightwing, and he knows even less about the Wildstorm universe. Joe hates a faceless corporation, but loves a good after school special. And what's the deal with nutritional yeast!?

We have been advised to inform you that listening to Pillow Talk with Nate and Joe while driving could be quite dangerous. 

Check out Hot Ones!

Have you heard Jump In yet?

Have you read Donald's Cross yet?


Episode 20: Nate and Joe, Pond, and Bougie Kroger

Just how bougie is Bougie Kroger? What would render Joe speechless? Was Nate ever good with the ladies? What (or who) is a Pond? Has the Revolution started yet? IS Superman actually Jewish? In this weeks episode, we tackle these important topics, and so much more!

Are you prepped for Hurricane Irma? Check the Red Cross Hurricane Readiness Checklist.

This episode of Reply All is very worth checking out.