Turning This Car Around

America's number one best and favorite podcast about fatherhood hosted by Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong.

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    164: Sleepunder v Sleepfauxver


    Lex makes many a Slack Call.

    Moltz fondly remembers Ho-Hos.

    Fidget spinners are causing injuries?

    You drive a stair car, you're gonna get hop-ons.

    Everyone loves Otter Pops.

    The Chief Crunchy ice cream bar character is just as racist as Moltz remembers it.

    Our thanks to Happy Socks for sponsoring this episode. Everyone needs sock, why not have them be fun? Go to HappySocks.com/TTCA and use the promo code "TTCA" to get 30% off your order.

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    163: Furiously Awkward


    Jon likes the Johnny Drum.

    As well as Booker's.

    He is fresh from a production of Godspell.

    Lex just watched Little Shop of Horrors with his daughter.

    This guy really hates Portland.

    Our thanks to Protect America, award-winning home security with locked in rates starting at just $19.99 per month. Go to ProtectAmerica.com/Car to get $5 off your monthly monitoring!

    Our thanks also to Movement Watches, makers of beautifully designed watches that won't break...


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    162: Albert Brooks Hair was Fantastic in Taxi Driver


    Lex discusses traditional hamentashen cookies but check out these hamentashen cookies.

    Common Sense Media can help you figure out what entertainment is good for your kids.

    The movie Caligula? NOPE.

    Even though it does have Helen Mirren in it.

    Lex's wife got some Wonder Woman pajamas.

    Jon reminisces about Albert Brooks skit on Saturday Night Live.

    Albert Brooks was also Frank Scorpio.

    Our thanks to West County Gardener for sponsoring this episode....


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    161: This Ends Before I'm Born


    You missed Bring Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day. Kids seem to like FaceApp (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faceapp-neural-face-transformations/id1180884341?mt=8). Even if it is racist (https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/25/faceapp-apologises-for-building-a-racist-ai/). Our thanks toWest County Gardener for sponsoring this episode. West County Gardener makes heavy-duty garden gloves out of recycled materials. Use the promo code "TTCA" to save 20% off your order from now until Mother's Day...


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    160: So Much Wrong With Everything


    Lex likes Someday much better than that book Jon likes.

    The character John Munch has been on many shows.

    Jon recommends the movie Swimming With Sharks for Lex.

    Several of us like the game series Just Dance and it even has a Wiki.

    Our thanks to West County Gardener for sponsoring this episode. West County Gardener makes heavy-duty garden gloves out of recycled materials. Use the promo code "TTCA" to save 20% off your order from now until Mother's Day.

    Our...


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    43m
     2017-04-21

    159: YouTube Rathole


    Moltz fell down a rathole by watching the Space: 1999 intro credits.

    Then he watched the Six Million Dollar Man intro credits and so on and so on.

    Watching Julie Louise-Dreyfus crack up repeatedly is pretty fun.

    Get the real scoop on the 8-year-old who drove himself and his sister to McDonald's here.

    One of Hank's hobbies is installing old operating systems on Virtual Box.

    Jon suggests he try Vagrant.

    Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this...


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    41m
     2017-04-14

    158: Gone to the Dog


    No Lex this week but we have a special guest.

    Moltz talks about seeing Mike Monteiro's talk on fighting fascism.

    Jon talks about Umberto Eco's essay on Ur-Fascism which is available in PDF form.

    Jon speaks fondly of playing Need For Speed.

    His favorite character is Magnus Walker.

    The kids, they love Goat Simulator.

    Moltz's son finally beat his grandfather at chess. Pretty cool considering he once beat Bobby Fischer. You can see the game moves on...


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    43m
     2017-04-07

    157: Horror Show. For Kids!


    We reflect on The Revenge of the Nerds.

    The new interpretation of It looks appropriately scary.

    The Moltzes don't own the Is It Tea You're Looking For teapot. Yet.

    John C. Reilly makes some weird videos.

    The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! was pretty weird, too.

    Alec Baldwin taught a kid how to do his Trump impersonation.

    Miranda Sings is a YouTuber the kids like.

    Lex and his kids like Super Mario Brothers U.

    Jon likes the books of...


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    39m
     2017-03-31

    156: Missing Bidet


    We talk about school experiences and Jon brings up some research showing boys and girls learn differently.

    More importantly, however, why isn't Tushy a sponsor on this show? I mean, really.

    Our thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode. Blue Apron ships you ingredients and amazing recipes. Learn while you cook and cook meals you'll love. Go to BlueApron.com/TURNING and get three meals FREE with free shipping.

    Our thanks as well to Sleep Number, the best sleep of...


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    37m
     2017-03-23

    155: Kids are Like Dogs


    Lex recommends a podcast called Brains On.

    And we all like Hello From The Magic Tavern if it’s not always kid-friendly.

    And, since this a podcast about pet ownership, we talk about whether or not dogs have emotions.

    Is a dog's mouth cleaner than a human's?

    Is Moltz's mouth cleaner than an original iPad box?

    Lex wrote about his wait for the UPS deliverer way back when.

    Our thanks to Movement Watches, makers of beautifully designed watches that won't...


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    42m
     2017-03-17