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









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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
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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
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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
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Coffee shops are one of the last public places in America where folks can lay back and lounge around in a family friendly environment.  But that doesn't mean we should forget our manners.   In this episode, Rob visits Suburban Trading Co. in Kensington, MD to speak with co-owner Andre Cavallaro about what NOT to do when hanging out at a coffee shop.

Direct download: Coffee_Podcast_EDITED.mp3
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Would You Kill & Eat Your Own Chicken?  What Would Rob Do to be a "Conscious Eater"

Some people consider themselves vegetarian or vegan, Rob likes to think of himself as a "conscious eater,"someone who thinks about the meaning and origin of every morsel he puts into his mouth.   To further his understanding of the food chain, Rob visits Jesse Straight's pasture poultry farm in Warrenton, VA to try his hand at slaughtering, processing, and eventually eating his own chicken.   It's an experience he'll never forget.

Direct download: Chicken_Podcast.mp3
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How Not To Be A Loser Beach Tourist

On a recent family vacation to the beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island Rob had the chance to ask locals Donna Celico and Sarabeth Dower how not to be a lame tourist.   Their suggestions: follow traffic laws, don't litter, and try your best not to be cheesy. 

Direct download: Beach_Podcast_Mixdown.mp3
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Why Your Kid Shouldn't Call Me Mr. Rob

While taking his 2 year old daughter to playdates Rob's noticed that it's rare for kids to address him formally as Mr. Sachs.   Instead it's Rob, Mr. Rob, or Rachel's Dad.  Rob talks about the breakdown of formality between parents and kids with Sarah Maizes, a mother of three and the blogger behind the parenting website Mommy Lite.

Direct download: Kids_Formality_Final.mp3
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Conquering Bad Breath...What Would Rob Do?

Rob Sachs along with Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison of the podcast the Sporkful, explore the many ways of conquering bad breath from things like onions, garlic, and chewing tobacco in front of a live audience from The Strand bookstore in New York City.

Direct download: Bad_Breath_Final.mp3
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