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

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January 20, 2022 61 min

How much should you reveal about yourself to your co-workers? Which superhero would make the best therapist? Matt and Eric provide these answers in addition to a series of questions from a dog. Plus: Matt challenges Eric with a brand-new game.

Announcing the YDAFT Hotline! Call us at (410) 929-5329 and leave a message. We might just play it in a future episode!

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We're taking a short break this week, so you get to relive some of the best moments from the back half of 2021. From Bugles to Poo-Pourri, please enjoy this shot of pure, distilled YDAFT.

Got a question for the show? Submit your least-pressing questions at youdidntaskforthis@gmail.com or @udidntaskpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also call the hotline at (410) 929-5329 and leave a message. We might just p...

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December 23, 2021 71 min

For our second Christmas episode, we bring to you our latest Definitive Ranking: Santa's Reindeer. Who is the best of the bunch and who is just dead weight? Plus: the answer to the question every workplace faces: White Elephant or Secret Santa? The boys also go through the options for the best Christmas song and crown a champion.

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December 9, 2021 70 min

As far as least-pressing questions go, this week the boys cover a heavy hitter: how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? They also dive into microwave etiquette in the break room, find out just how one "out pizzas The Hut," and share some new Local Legends from Germany and Seattle.



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November 25, 2021 65 min

My friends, my friends, I need to know: is The Cat in the Hat a villain...or hero? The answer to this conundrum plus: why squirrels jump in front of cars, the return of Fast Five, and a Circle-back/Follow-up to the boys free bread Definitive Ranking.


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November 11, 2021 67 min

There's fashionably late and then there's being rude. The boys tackle a question on group dining etiquette before moving on to a question directed at Eagle Scout Matt Shea...one that spawns Eric's long-awaited line of Boy Scout-related inquiries for Matt. That's right folks...the Boy Scout episode has arrived.

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October 28, 2021 73 min

Just in time for spooky season, the boys welcome author, retired scare actor, and oft-mentioned listener from London, Andy "Cookie" Rawlings! The three gents get to the bottom of Bobby Pickett's eternal hit "The Monster Mash." Specifically: what is it? The song? A song within the song? Or something...darker? Plus, the three share tales from their time working at haunted attractions and Andy brings in a question ...

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October 14, 2021 71 min

They may be the very definition of "finger foods" but real question is: are Bugles chips? Matt and Eric debate what the horn-shaped corn snack really is while also defining the acceptable toppings for toast and solving a parking lot conundrum. In celebration of YDAFT's one-year anniversary, the boys close by responding to some Personal Questions.

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September 30, 2021 80 min

Joining Matt and Eric for episode 25 is actor and podcaster Meghan Stanton! Meghan asks the boys about what makes "the perfect crime" and the three may or may not form a crime syndicate. The three interview each other on their dumb domestic disputes and the boys present the latest in dumb crime.

Stay tuned after the episode for a preview of Beneath the Headlines, a new parody  true crime podcast co-created by Meghan, Matt, a...

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September 16, 2021 67 min

This week Matt and Eric answer a duo of questions regarding the greatest actor of our generation: Wishbone. How did he spend retirement? And why was he never featured on Inside the Actor's Studio? The boys also tackle a head-scratcher from a new Hyundai commercial, ponder technological troubles of elderly millennials, and round up a few new Local Legends.

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September 2, 2021 80 min

In their first themed episode, Matt and Eric dive into the vicious, cut-throat world of the board game everybody loves or loves to hate: Monopoly. Why do we still play this cautionary tale of capitalism? What or where is the 'Go' in real life? Why does everybody hate on Baltic? What are the differences between St. James' Place and Atlantic Avenues? Not to mention the adaptations: the boys break down the good, the bad, a...

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August 19, 2021 69 min
This week Matt and Eric are joined by the oft-mentioned Lindsey R, Barr: Dramaturg, Director, Ph.D Candidate, and Educator who just so happens to be married to Matt. Lindsey brings a question that Ed Helms has been asking ever since the 2009 classic The Hangover: "What DO tigers dream of when they take a little tiger snooze?" Plus: "What makes a bar a dive bar?" 

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August 5, 2021 65 min

Matt and Eric are back with a full on investigation: what criminal violations does Willy Wonka face? You think OSHA has a lot to say about that factory? Wait until the gambling commission weighs in. The boys also provide the top 5 events that aren't in the olympics, but should be. Plus: shopping cart theft and a new round of Dumb Crime.

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July 22, 2021 45 min

On this special edition of You Didn't Ask For This, revisit some of the highlights from the first twenty episodes. So grab a yerba mate, rip off those gift stickers, and sit back and enjoy the very best of the pod (so far.) 

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July 8, 2021 59 min

What is The Hokey Pokey all about? In Bootylicious, what flavor is The Jelly? What is the most-useless superpower? In the 20th episode you didn't ask for, Matt and Eric dig in to these mysteries, finding the hidden metaphor we participate in while "shaking it all about," and Beyoncé's prophecy in Bootylicious. Plus, the boys share their origin story in a special Personal Questions. 

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June 24, 2021 73 min

What chain restaurant has the best free bread? If life gives you lemons, what does death give you? Matt and Eric tackle these important questions and rank your favorite (and least-favorite) free bread offerings from chain restaurants. Where do Olive Garden's breadsticks land? What about Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits? Find out in the second installment of Definitive Ranking. Plus: a new batch of (listener submitted!) Lo...

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June 10, 2021 64 min

If Garfield doesn't work, why does he hate Mondays? What's your meeting 'walk-up' music? How would you replace the 'popcorn' button on microwaves? These are just three of the eleven questions that special guest Sara Feldman brings to Matt and Eric for today's episode. Matt and Eric also discuss the hierarchy of Ikea products and debut a full length segment of Dumb Crime.

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First on the agenda this week is a question that has plagued America for years: just how did the Geico camel lie his way into corporate middle management? Matt and Eric review his resume before debating the tough decisions that face time travelers. Plus: a new spin-off of Weird News: Dumb Crime.

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May 13, 2021 65 min

What are the consequences of immortality? In Aladdin, did The Genie invent an entire sovereign state so his master could impress the girl? This week, Matt and Eric answer these mysteries, plus some personal ones as they mix up philosophers, juggle time periods, create terrible Anthony Fauci impressions, and uncover whether or not The Genie is a fraud.

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May 6, 2021 67 min
Matt and Eric welcome their first guest this week: Baltimore-based actor, director, and educator Paul Diem! The trio weigh-in on what does and does not belong in your home's most eclectic storage space: The Junk Drawer. Paul asks questions on dirty-sounding, but ultimately clean words, while Matt and Eric ask Paul about the state of high school theatre.

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