The Hemingways
Episode 9: This Is Also 40

Mark and Mollie Hemingway
Jan 16, 2013
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The Hemingways, America’s favorite podcasting paramours, return for another fun-filled marital audio romp. This week, Mark and Mollie wrestle with a fox, discuss the difficulties in dealing with a Presidential inauguration in the neighborhood, the new blacklist, Judd Apatow’s This Is 40, and the slipper habits of the rich and famous.

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  1. CitizenOfTheRepublic
    Great episode: as always! Molly’s pronunciation of Judd Apatow’s name is correct based on my listening to The Adam Carolla Show podcast.  Adam is friends with Judd and did a full-episode interview with him when the movie came out. 

    My next wife (if one should exist!) will be screened by listening to you two talking about the realities of marriage…the last wouldn’t accept that it is what it is and judged it from a fictional standard since she lacked any personal experience with long-term married couples in her family. 

  2. Matt Travis

    This combo doesn’t work for me, cute couple I’m sure, but I find Jim Geraghty paired w/Mark much more interesting.

  3. Mollie Hemingway
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    Jimmy Carter: Question, then comment:

    Do Y’all listen to Yerselves? The actual podcasts? · 9 hours ago

    Probably about half of the time … or to about half of them. But I haven’t listened to this. What did we do now?

  4. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Matt Travis: This combo doesn’t work for me, cute couple I’m sure, but I find Jim Geraghty paired w/Mark much more interesting. · 49 minutes ago

    I love that you remember that from like five years ago or whenever it was that they worked together.

  5. David Knights

    Mollie, Mark was right.  What if he had announced he was turning on the light and you were almost asleep.  Then you’d have been mad that he woke you to tell you somehting stupid that you might have slept thru. Like nearly every situation for a man in marriage when faced with a decision that in some way involves his wife, what ever he chooses to do, it was the wrong choice.

    Contra the comment above, I enjoy the podcast.  As a married man, it is nice to hear other couples having the same issues that my wife and I encounter, especially regarding the kids.

  6. Jimmy Carter

    Question, then comment:

    Do Y’all listen to Yerselves? The actual podcasts?

  7. Matt Travis
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    Matt Travis: This combo doesn’t work for me, cute couple I’m sure, but I find Jim Geraghty paired w/Mark much more interesting. · 49 minutes ago

    I love that you remember that from like five years ago or whenever it was that they worked together. · 4 hours ago

    Nothing personal, I just think the ‘marriage dynamics’ tend to restrict boundaries somewhat… 

  8. Augustine

    If you told Judd Apatow he would have to writea movie without crude humor, he’d have no idea what to do. That’s a sign that he is a bad writer. His humor is basically on the level of when I was seven and looked up “vagina” in the dictionary and then giggled with my brothers.   Funny how Groucho Marx could be just as risque and ten times as funny without having to utter the “f-word” or speak of genitalia. 

  9. Pugshot

    As much as I enjoy listening to Mollie, I’m with Mark on this one. Fortunately for me, my wife falls asleep with the lights and the television on, and can sleep through a nuclear attack (although not through a bat invading the bedroom), so my turning on the light would probably not cause her to stir. [And, perhaps because I'm married, I love this podcast sharing the on-going dialogue between a happily married couple.]

  10. Grendel

    Good point that there is no Gossip Support movement, complete with ribbon.

    For the record, Catholics distinguish between homosexual orientation and homosexual activity.  The former is a serious disorder of the sexual powers but not sinful; the latter, like all non-marital sex, is sinful.

    I am always tickled that people who don’t believe in sin get bent out of shape when something they approve of is called sinful.  Like telling W. F. Buckley, Jr. he’s a “reactionary”.  Huh?

  11. Duane Oyen

    It is absolutely true that, as Mollie said, Evangelicals (and most Lutherans I know, as a matter of fact) handle the topic of sex very badly, generally de facto categorizing sexual sins as being worse than others, as though God notices the difference and agrees with us.

    If you listen to Giglio’s sermon from almost 20 years ago, there is nothing wrong with what he says; it is to his credit that he pulled out rather than recant- as he was being pressured to do.   He points out the difference between who you are and what you do- and notes that what we do leads all of us into sin in some way, yet we are still loved by God and to be loved by His church.  I have theological, and some political, disagreements with my gay friends, including some here.  But we are friends nonetheless, because accept one another as we are, not upbraiding.  Just as in a marriage, you generally don’t blab everything you may think.

    May I lead the fund-raising quest to save one marriage by buying Mark a small LED flashlight for his nightstand?  If only all problems were so easily solved.

  12. Matt Travis
    Miffed White Male

    Matt Travis: This combo doesn’t work for me, cute couple I’m sure, but I find Jim Geraghty paired w/Mark much more interesting. · January 16, 2013 at 5:02am

    Is that legal in Virginia yet? · 11 hours ago

    Well played sir.  lol

  13. Miffed White Male
    Matt Travis: This combo doesn’t work for me, cute couple I’m sure, but I find Jim Geraghty paired w/Mark much more interesting. · January 16, 2013 at 5:02am

    Is that legal in Virginia yet?

  14. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Miffed White Male

    Matt Travis: This combo doesn’t work for me, cute couple I’m sure, but I find Jim Geraghty paired w/Mark much more interesting. · January 16, 2013 at 5:02am

    Is that legal in Virginia yet? · 13 minutes ago

    Seriously. I almost called Mrs. Geraghty to tell her that there was a threat to our respective marriages here.

  15. Mollie Hemingway
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    wrong thread — edited

  16. outstripp

    May I make a suggestion?  How about renaming the podcast “The Earnest Hemingways”?

  17. Frank Soto
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    Matt Travis

    Nothing personal, I just think the ‘marriage dynamics’ tend to restrict boundaries somewhat…  · January 16, 2013 at 9:58am

    The marriage dynamic is the whole reason I listen to this podcast.  

    As for the fight of the week, I don’t think anyone is right here.  People aren’t people in the middle of the night.  They can’t be held to the same expectations of decency because their brains aren’t functioning anywhere near peak.  We can blame drunk drivers because they had a choice not to get drunk.  We’ve all need to sleep.

    Side note: I love that there is another human being who despises politifact as much as I do.  I have a friend who SWEARS by them.  He gets nearly all of his political information from them.  Good to have Mark around to counter this garbage.

  18. Benjamin Glaser

    If want to hear an excellent talk on how “evangelicals” should talk about sexual issues watch this video with a former lesbian that was brought to faith primarily by reading the Bible while doing research while writing a book on the religious right. 

    Get her book here.

  19. M. Brandon Godbey
    Does anyone know the name of the song used as an intro to “The Hemingways”?  You know, that cool little techno diddy.  I must have it!  Totally addicted!
  20. It’s Midnight City by M83. Handpicked by Mark Hemingway himself.

    M. Brandon Godbey: Does anyone know the name of the song used as an intro to “The Hemingways”?  You know, that cool little techno diddy.  I must have it!  Totally addicted! · 14 minutes ago

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