What Would Rob Do?
An Irreverent Guide to Life's Daily Indignities









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In this epsiode Rob and Anna revisits  advice from foul ball master Zach Hample who has thousands of souvenir baseballs in his home collection.  Anna and Rob also discuss the perils of taking their kids to baseball games.


Direct download: WWRD_Redo_Foul_Ball.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

Being a Bar/Bat Mitzvah DJ involves a lot more than just throwing a mix CD on. “It’s all about being an entertainer,” says Brian Bergman, a DC area DJ with decades of experience.  So how does that advice hold up today? Rob and his wife Anna listen back to the original WWRD podcast he did with David Kestenbaum and then talk about their own experiences attending a bar mitzvah with their kids.

Direct download: Bar_Mitzvah_DJ_Redo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

This past Halloween Rob had a dilemma, how could he enjoy chocolate knowing that some of it is tainted by abusive child labor?  The quest to answer that question lead him to Hershey's, a human rights organization, a fair trade chocolate company, and many others.  This is an extended version of a story that first aired on KUOW.

Direct download: pod_top_and_tail.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

Knowing how to drive a manual transmission vehicle is one of the more manlier things to do, the problem is it's often hard to find a stick shift car to practice on let alone someone who is willing to teach you.  In this episode Rob takes out his friend Sam Greenspan for a lesson in a middle school parking lot.

Direct download: Stick_Shift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

Surviving A Move...What Would Rob Do?

Whether your a moving cross country or down the street packing up your life, putting it into boxes, moving, and then unpacking is ALWAYS a big headache.  Rob talks about how to decrease the stress and pain of moving with Rigel Celeste, she's a freelance writer who offers moving tips for the website move.com.

Direct download: Moving_Story.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Having A Vegan Thanksgiving...WWRD

Thanksgiving is a time for coming together, for saying thanks, and enjoying a tremendous feast, cranberries, yams, and of course the tofurky....well that's if you're celebrating a vegan Thanksgiving.   Rob talks about how to enjoy Thanksgiving sans animal products with Lindsay S. Nixon, author of the bestselling cookbook, The Happy Herbivore Cookbook and Regan Maher, she's project coordinator for Nature's Express a vegan restaurant based in Berkeley, California.

Direct download: WWRD_Vegan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Mastering the Garage Sale...WWRD

Garage sales can be a great way to make a few bucks from the junk laying around your house.  Rob speaks with Rhonda Franz from the website parenting squad.com about how to maximize profits and minimize headaches.

Direct download: WWRD_Garage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

Avoiding Being a Wedding Jerk....What Would Rob Do?

Attending a wedding seems like it should be easy; show up, throw rice, eat food.  But being there for your friend and relative means adhering to some guidelines so you don't spoil their big day.  Rob Sachs speaks with wedding expert Susan Schneider, a former editor of wedding magazines  author of the book "The Wedding Writer" for insight on how to have fun without being a jerk.

Direct download: weddingetiquette_pd.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

Attending an outdoor concert can be tons of fun except when you get stuck behind the most annoying concert goers in the world.  Rob talks to Ben Kessler of the website SeatGeek.com about how to enjoy the outdoor concert experience and shares his tips with Jessica Jordan.

Direct download: wwrd_CONCERT_WITH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

Avoiding Beach Traffic...WWRD

Heading out for a weekend at the beach is always a fun roadtrip unless of course you get snarled in horrible traffic.   Rob talks with Jessica Jordan about how to avoid the worst traffic coming out of DC and throws in some tips from Adam Tuss, the sprawl and crawl reporter for WTOP News Radio.

Direct download: Beach_Traffic_Mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04am EDT