052 — New Game+ (w/ Rachel Millman)

For the show’s big, blooming second anniversary, we’re getting super-seductive with Harris O’Malley’s most book-like object yet, New Game+: The Geek’s Guide to Love, Sex, & Dating, with special guest Rachel Millman! Once again we confront a self-help book that falls on the wrong side of the Ice-T Twitter Account Quality Line (ICTTAQL, for short). Seriously: save a couple bucks and just follow Ice: he’s got ‘way better insights than any guy calling himself “Doctor” “Nerdlove”.

In this episode, we — and you — have to deal with advice like “spray vodka on your couch to kill the smells” and “send texts like this to ratchet up the sexual tension: ‘Hold on, you just gave me an interesting mental image… Okay, back now.'” That will definitely help your couch and suggest to someone that you’re not a fifteen-year-old virgin. This is an episode that is guaranteed to thrill and delight in equal measure, or anyway to teach you what the saddest of our nation’s dweebs are trying to do to get laid. Enjoy!


  • Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Carrie Brownstein
  • I Love Dick, Chris Kraus
  • Great & Secret Show, Clive Barker


  • “Sour Grapes” by The Descendents
  • “L.G.B.N.A.F.” by Ice-T