You Didn't Ask For This

You Didn't Ask For This

Is cereal just soup? When, specifically, is Miller Time? How many times can one "circle back?" Join Matt and Eric every other Thursday as they provide you with deep dives, thorough debates, and unnecessary answers to life's least-pressing questions.Submit yours at youdidntaskforthis@gmail.com

Episodes

February 2, 2023 87 min

Is milk juice? At the movie theater, which armrest is yours? What makes a face punchable? We answer these questions after Matt's dream actions cause him problems and before we get to a circle-back/follow-up on his secret Elf on the Shelf exploits.

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A simple question submission may have led to a new YDAFT tradition. This week the boys figure out what is on their 2023 Bingo Cards...and invite you to play along!

You can fill out a 2023 YDAFT Bingo Card here.

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January 5, 2023 73 min

How big is personal space? How does one win 'The Game' (which, sorry: you just lost)? Plus: we invent new circles of Hell and Eric completes his half of Google Gripes Season 2, Round 1!

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December 22, 2022 78 min

Happy holidays, everyone! Since you've all been so good, this year we got you a brand new Definitive Ranking: the 12 days of Christmas! Just what does one do with all these damn birds? Plus: love him or hate him, we're tackling all your questions about the Elf on the Shelf.

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December 8, 2022 78 min

What is the best and worst way to spend spoons? Eric finally gets to teach Matt about Spoon Theory before the boys tackle a delicate question: in this era of Toxic Masculinity, "what is the modern day "Test of Manhood"? Plus: the first YDAFT job reference and the season two premiere of Google Gripes.

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November 24, 2022 75 min

What are the ingredients of Humble Pie? What's the oldest trick in the book? Why do millennials hate phone calls? This Thanksgiving, we're grateful to be tackling these questions as we search for a new Turkey Day tradition and wrestle with a challenge from the Thoughtline. 

Play out music for this episode: "Don't Take It Out on Me" by PEG and the Rejected.

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November 10, 2022 93 min

What is the appropriate punishment for coworkers that eat your lunch? How did Pigpen get so dirty and why can't he get clean? We answer these existential dilemmas before heading to the Thoughtline, where two spouses have called on us for counseling. Plus: a brand-new segment of Fun Facts that you certainly didn't ask for.


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October 27, 2022 87 min

Spooky season is upon us and we've got an episode full of Halloween treats! Namely: what's the worst Halloween candy? What does your Trick or Treat bag of choice say about you? What (fictional) serial killer would you want to be your roommate? Plus: the boys ask each other some personal questions.

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October 13, 2022 81 min

To celebrate the 50th episode of YDAFT, we're welcoming back all of our past guests! These YDAFT Giants return as guest gripers in the much-anticipated season one finale of Google Gripes. But first: we finally cover the burning question from our show's description.  

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September 29, 2022 73 min

In a themed episode, we go through your least-pressing questions about Sci Fi classic (and Matt's favorite movie) Back to the Future. From so called "plot holes" to speculation on what the characters are up to in 2022, we clean-up the BTTF Continuum for you. Plus: a check-in with Fauntleroy.  


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September 15, 2022 97 min

In YDAFT's first-ever live episode, the boys welcome back Andy "Cookie" Rawlings as they fulfill a request from across the pond: to definitively re-rank Dave Channel's bullshit list of Britain's Best-Loved Biscuits.

Click here to see Dave's original list.

To see images of each biscuit, visit our Instagram!

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September 1, 2022 80 min

Does Jolene know that Dolly’s man says her name in his sleep, or did she have to find out through song like everyone else? In a world where dogs play poker, what breed would be dealer? The players? Why don't birds poop on the roofs of houses? This episode provides those answers, but only after Matt determines if Eric is a member of The Back to the Future Community. Plus: a dramatic reading of Matt’s fabled ‘Oregon Trail Live Tw...

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August 18, 2022 83 min

Road trips are full of questions and this episode, we're answering them all. Well, okay...some. Such as: are Swedish Fish gummies? What are the roles and responsibilities  of each passenger in the car? Do other states besides New Jersey prohibit you from pumping your own gas...and what happens to you if you do? Plus: new neighborly nonsense in a fresh Neighborhood Watch.

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August 4, 2022 70 min

Is the Pillsbury Doughboy a cannibal? If it's neither here nor there...where is it? What's the creepiest thing you can say when passing someone on the street? This is the eclectic group of conundrums facing us on episode 45, along with a fresh batch of Local Legends, and Matt's new special journal.


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July 21, 2022 46 min

Our July has been a bit hectic so you'll have to wait a little longer for episode 45, but in the meantime please take enjoy reliving the very best of episodes 31-40! While you wait...

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July 7, 2022 75 min

What kind of cheese is the best cheese? And in what form? And how many slices of American Cheese is too many? We answer all of these questions from a cheesy Twitter thread plus: does farting make you heavier? Why does nature pre-slice oranges and grapefruits? Then: the thrilling conclusion to round three of Google Gripes.

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Round One
32 | Pouch Me, Mama
34 | Unregistered Method Acting

Round Two
36 | Truecuterie
38 |...

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June 23, 2022 60 min

What happened to Fuzzy Wuzzy's hair? When does sooner end and later begin? Is breakfast for dinner...still just breakfast? We dissect these conundrums, dig into Ben and Jerry's recommendations,  and start a brand new round of Google Gripes.

Want to catch up on the first two rounds of Google Gripes? Here's your guide:

Round One
32 | Pouch Me, Mama
34 | Unregistered Method Acting

Round Two
36 | Truecuterie
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June 9, 2022 67 min

We are thrilled to be joined by psychedelic folk artist and former YDAFT Local Legend...Lewis Mallard! If you missed our previous report on Lewis (episode 37), Lewis travels the streets of Hamilton, Ontario as a giant duck. We interview Lewis about his experiences as an avian artist while Lewis asks questions about powdered milk and D&D characters. We also work together to formulate a fair trade of states and provinces between ...

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May 26, 2022 74 min

What is the correct way to make a PB&J? It's a question everyone has an answer to...and we are no exception. We duke it out over this culinary staple before examining what the Tooth Fairy does with all those teeth, what you see when life "flashes before your eyes" and spend a great deal of time on Reese and his various peanut butter products. Plus: a brand-new closing segment brought to us by two YDAFT Giants: Neigh...

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May 12, 2022 63 min

Are there more windows or wheels? This week we take the viral TikTok question a little bit deeper before tackling what the world would look like if Cephalapods had become the dominant creature on Earth. Plus: the return of Fast Five and we celebrate 40 episodes by answering some personal questions.

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