SPLITTING HAIRS

SPLITTING HAIRS with Max & Nicky, a new podcast in which the twins pick apart, deconstruct, and overthink topics that interest them.


EPISODES

EPISODES VI-X  EPISODES XI-XV  EPISODES XVI-XX  EPISODES XXI-XXV  EPISODES XXVI-XXX   EPISODES XXXI-XXXII

EPISODE I: Scarves

Max and Nicky bicker about their personal approaches to “correctly” tying and wearing a scarf.

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EPISODE II: Ties

Max and Nicky discuss their personal preferences and dislikes for tie width and length.

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EPISODE III: Musicals

Max & Nicky talk about their passion for musicals and attempt to dissect the reason why certain people say they don’t like musicals.

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EPISODE IV: TV Show Theme Songs

Max & Nicky talk about the evolution of TV show theme songs and attempt to understand why classic show songs are no longer produced.

Note: While recording the episode, we couldn’t think of the correct title for the Taxi theme song; it’s called “Angela” and written and performed by Bob James.

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EPISODE V: Poo v. Poop

Max & Nicky analyze why they prefer the word “poo” to the word “poop”.

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EPISODE VI: Syntax/Grammar

Max & Nicky discuss their biggest syntax and grammar pet peeves.

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EPISODE VII: Art Critics

Max & Nicky discuss the pros and cons of art criticism.

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EPISODE VIII: The Restaurant Industry

Max & Nicky discuss their biggest problems with working in the food and beverage industry.

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EPISODE IX: Episodic TV vs. Serialized TV

Max & Nicky discuss the differences between episodic and serialized television and why, in general, they prefer episodic.

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EPISODE X: Video Game Music

Max & Nicky discuss the evolution of video game music and why they prefer 8-bit and 16-bit video game music to most modern day vgm scores. With special guest Brent Weinbach.

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EPISODE XI: Alcohol and the Media

Max & Nicky and special guest Jon Lavranos attempt to offer a bilateral analysis of alcohol and alcoholism in and outside of the media.

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EPISODE XII: Overuse of Music in Film and TV

Max & Nicky discuss their distaste for overuse of scores in film, TV, and other entertainment media and their preferences for how the music should be utilized.

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EPISODE XIII: Animation

Max & Nicky and special guest Richard Toomer discuss why they think advancements in computer technology have ultimately led to the degradation of 2-D animation.

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EPISODE XIV: Social Media

Max & Nicky and special guest Jon Lavranos dissect positive and negative aspects of social media.

DISCLAIMER: This episode occasionally contains some explicit language and may be perceived as controversial. We sincerely hope no one is offended.

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EPISODE XV: Laugh Tracks

Max & Nicky discuss the pros and cons of laugh track usage in TV shows.

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EPISODE XVI: College Athletes

Max & Nicky discuss their concerns with accepting athletes into reputable higher learning institutions, based almost solely on their athletic abilities.

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EPISODE XVII: Dancing

Max & Nicky discuss what they think are they coolest and most appropriate approaches to dancing at parties.

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EPISODE XVIII: Binge Watching

Max & Nicky discuss the pros and cons of binge watching TV shows.

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EPISODE XIX: Marriage

Max & Nicky analyze and discuss their opinions on marriage.

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EPISODE XX: Farting vs. Burping – Which Is Worse?

Which is worse: farting or burping? Max & Nicky contemplate the burning question on everyone’s mind.

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EPISODE XXI: NY vs. LA (vs. SF) – Which Do We Prefer?

This past week marks a year since Max and Nicky moved to New York City, so the twins decided to celebrate by discussing how they feel about the Big Apple in contrast to their hometown of Los Angeles. They include San Francisco in the mix as well.

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EPISODE XXII: Gun Control, Game of Thrones, Candy, and Steak

Max & Nicky welcome special guests Laura Weinbach and Anton Patzner (from Oakland-based band Foxtails Brigade) to help them dissect some hard-hitting issues, including gun control, Game of Thrones, candy, and steak.

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EPISODE XXIII: Singing

Max & Nicky offer a mostly subjective outlook on what they think is bad and good singing and why they think it.

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EPISODE XXIV: Awards Shows

Max & Nicky discuss the (very few) pros and (many) cons of awards shows in the arts.

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EPISODE XXV: The Music Business

Max & Nicky invite special guest and music marketing pro Mike Mehalick to discuss the ins and outs of the music business.

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EPISODE XXVI: Cologne, Perfume, and Other Odors

Max & Nicky discuss how much they dislike the smell of cologne and most perfumes and examine alternative and natural odors they do enjoy. PLUS, more Game of Thrones talk.

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EPISODE XXVII: Online Dating

Max & Nicky bicker about their differing views on dating sites and apps. PLUS, even more Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks talk.

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EPISODE XXVIII: Boxers vs. Briefs vs. Boxer Briefs

Max & Nicky tackle the age-old question: boxers or briefs…or boxer briefs? AND, as usual, more Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks talk.

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EPISODE XXIX: Toilet Paper

Max & Nicky discuss toilet paper preferences, from texture to color to amount of ply. AND, as usual, more Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks talk.

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EPISODE XXX: PDA

Max & Nicky are joined by special guest Dominic Mercurio (Foxtails Brigade and Totally Tell Me podcast) to discuss their issues with PDA, public displays of affection. Informative listen, especially for those who commit the crime too often. AND, as usual, more Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks talk.

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EPISODE XXXI: Twin Peaks: The Return

To honor the recent series end of Twin Peaks: The Return, Max & Nicky devote a whole episode to exploring and dissecting the strange, surreal dream world of Twin Peaks and the rather curious conceit of its co-creator, David Lynch. *SPOILERS INCLUDED*

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EPISODE XXXII: Cell Phones

Max & Nicky are joined by special guest Nickon Hemati to discuss their mobile phone preferences.

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