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Sep 18, 2017

This week, the neighbors break down the week in continuing misogyny (still??? didn't everyone listen to Ep. #47?); Erin talks Netflix's AMERICAN VANDAL (#whodrewthedicks); Margo recommends a new podcast and Amber Tamblyn; and what's the worst thing to tell a woman....all this and we didn't even get to the Emmys! (Never fear--we'll do a roundup next week); and why they won't be seeing MOTHER! Enjoy, everybody! 

Sep 11, 2017

Halloooo, Neighbors! We are back from our respective vacations with pop culture talk to spare! Margo went to Skywalker Ranch! And got a behind-the-scenes tour! Erin went to the beach and ate funnel cake! Each has recommendations to spare--some  good, some not great. Margo saw the IT remake twice and gives her detailed review and has some podcast recs; Erin recommends a comedy special on Netflix and a true-crime book that is harrowing as hell. From the ridiculous to the sublime, the neighbors discuss it all this week. 

Aug 27, 2017

Hey there, Neighbors! How's your week going? In this episode, the neighbors discuss Real Housewives (Auckland's where it's at, peeps!); ashes and what to do with them; the indie flick, PATTICAKES; and Erin & Margo review this week in toxic masculinity in a segment entitled, "This Week in Misogyny!" Enjoy this neighborly morsel because we're off on vacation until the 2nd week in September! Bon Vacances! 

Aug 20, 2017

Hallo there, Neighbors! How are you keeping in this heat & humidity? We are taking comfort in pop culture, such as the Real Housewives of Dallas and Auckland (well, Erin's trying to convince Margo they're both worth a watch); Real Housewives of NY reunion Part I was a snore. Margo takes issue with sheet-caking & what it means to be a "1-take Osmond"; and Erin recommends the nonfiction book, "What Made Maddy Run?" by Kate Fagan. A sure way to beat the summer heat--hunker down in the AC and listen to your Best Neighbors! 

Aug 14, 2017

Welcome, Neighbors! We have consumed a fair amount of pop culture this week so let's not waste any more time and get to the main course. Margo's sister got married! She tells us the deets of her San Fran wedding; good times with family, and the several movies she watched on the plane. Oh, and she had a celeb sighting on her flight back to NYC! Erin finally saw LION; finished GLOW; finally listened to MOGUL; and watched TO THE BONE (Way to go, Keanu!) on Netflix. And both neighbors agree that the Real Housewives of NYC finale went out with a whimper instead of a bang. Enjoy and here's to the upcoming week!  

Aug 7, 2017

Have you heard the news? Where were you when you heard Countess Luann and Tommy's Cookies were no more? It seems like Countess Luann from Real Housewives of New York City and her husband of 8 months, Tom Gristedes, are filing for divorce. If those crazy kids in love can't make it, what hope do the rest of us have? But as saddened and heavy-hearted we may be, we must soldier on. They'd want us to. So, in that spirit, Erin talks about the Rhett Miller show at City Winery (with special guest, Dave Hill!); Margo explains why there's no such thing as "off the record," (Farewell to you, too, Mooch! Good riddance!) and how just how many people in show business are actually bat-sh*t crazy (spoiler alert---A LOT!!). 

Jul 30, 2017

Welcome one and all to our latest episode, where we discuss RH of New York, Auckland, The "Mooch," narcissists, Tim Burton & Miss Peregrine, with a couple of documentary & podcast recs. Enjoy the dog days of summer, neighbors!

Jul 23, 2017

Oh, welcome, neighbors! You came on a good day--wait 'til you hear what the neighbors are talking about this week! Got a couple of music doc recommendations; 2 podcast recs; Erin's review of Dunkirk; but most importantly, they break down Countess Luann's fall in Mexico (it happened TWICE!). But also, we are treated to a dramatic poetry reading by Margo, as she reads the work of one Suzanne Somers, and if you aren't crying by then, Erin follows with a one-two punch of reading fro Marlon Brando's memoir. Can you take this much culture? Enjoy, neighbors!

Jul 16, 2017

Hey there, Neighbors, how are the dog-days of summer treating you? Our Best Neighbors are beating the heat with tons of great pop culture, TV & live shows. Margo  recommends HBO's The Defiant Ones, mostly because of Jimmy Iovine's bad-assery; Erin doubles-up on live shows, with Reductress Live at the UCB/NY & Bitch Sesh Live in fabulous Philly. Margo takes the leap into Broadchurch (finally!), with rave reviews so far; Rooney Mara eats pie and Erin is aghast; Marg has some exciting Dr. Who News (Who Jackie?) and Erin needs clarity on Beyonce's twins' names---anyone? Is it Sir Carter or Sir Sir Carter? Asking for a friend.....Stay cool, neighbors! 

Jul 9, 2017

Hi ya, Neighbors! What's up with you guys? Post-Fourth of July, the neighbors are plowing through series like GLOW and BLACK SAILS; & Margo talks Lena Dunham and the Lamby controversy; Erin tries to break down Donal Logue's missing daughter saga; we have a new podcast recommendation and we want to hear what you're listening to/reading/watching & loving. Also, how the neighbors will NEVER get on a tiny private plane, especially one piloted by Capt. Snorty McCokehead-guy. Listen to our 40th episode and this will all make sense! 

Jul 2, 2017

Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 39

"They Call Me Baby Driver!"

Welcome & Happy 4th, Neighbors! What's on your agenda for the week? In this episode Margo reveals the secrets of Greenwood Cemetery, and Erin is all about the three Bs--BABY DRIVER; BLACK SAILS; & BROADCHURCH--loved, loving, loving all three.

There's also talk of the most American anthem that can be lovd unironically, some favorite concert memories, including a call-out at a Neil Diamond show, and those great story-songs of the 1970s. (Yes, we're 100 years old!) So go eat some potato salad, have a hot dog, & careful of those fireworks! 

Jun 28, 2017

Hey there, Neighbors! This week has been jam-packed with things for our eyes & ears, and even mouths! Erin finally saw WONDER WOMAN and LOVED it; Margo was a guest on a Facebook Live show as well as a Fancy Food Exhibition (more about that next week!). We also break down the FARGO finale. Until (hopefully) next time, Mr. Wrench! And we dip in to the new Netflix show, GLOW; and the neighbors share their lists of the Top 25 Movies of the Century (so far). All this, and a story about a rabid raccoon baby--what more could you ask for?  

Jun 17, 2017

Hello & welcome, one and all to our latest episode where the neighbors discuss Fargo;  The Handmaid's Tale; how 21 Jump Street, the show, might not hold up; how Margo is disappointed in the Van Halen book, as well as in Van Halen's behavior; two fun Netflix docs to check out; some Facebook live events coming up; and painful dental surgery, ya jealous? Enjoy and have a lovely week, Neighbors!

Jun 14, 2017

The neighbors get right in to it in this morning episode, where Margo recommends the new Grateful Dead doc on Amazon & Mystic Aquarium; Erin talks a little about the new season of Orange is the New Black; a bullying/text case from Massachusetts; Margo talks about a new Van Halen biography, and both decide the Dutch are the nicest people to kid, they can take it!  Go out there and have great week, neighbors! 

Jun 7, 2017

Good Morning, Neighbors! This week, we recorded in the morning to switch things up. This week, we get political-adjacent, talking about Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, and a little Bill Cosby. Margo saw WONDER WOMAN and LOVED it! A rave review --we all need to go see it. (support strong women at the Box office!) We also talk a little FARGO, a little Real Housewives of NYC (spoiler alert: they're all monsters!) and the Sarah Silverman Netflix comedy special, "A Speck of Dust" (funny but not for the easily offended), & Erin has a couple of book recommendations.  Have a wonderful week, everyone! 

May 27, 2017

Hey there, Neighbors! This week, we settle in on the couch to talk about Jordan Peele's GET OUT, Netflix's The Keepers, Margo dares to disagree with Erin on MOMMY DEAD & DEAREST, the HBO doc, this week's Fargo (features spoilers), Young Frankenstein; and a bunch of new podcast recommendations for your Memorial Day Weekend. Thank you for your service!

May 21, 2017

Hallo, Neighbors! You're in for a real treat with this new episode. Neighbors Erin & Margo welcome their first guest, published author, world traveler, and all-around wonderful gal, Shannon McKenna Schmidt! We talk about her books, the newly-revised book of literary travel, NOVEL DESTINATIONS, and her follow-up, WRITERS BETWEEN THE COVERS, to get the low-down on great literary-inspired trips and what  it's like to travel full-time. The Neighbors also breakdown their top-media picks for the week, including podcast recs like Twisted Philly (Margo's going to be on that one!); Audible's Bedtime Stories for Cynics, and much, much more.  Thanks for stopping by! 

May 13, 2017

Hey there, Neighbors, this week we touch on all things media-related---Margo meets with a producer of the popular podcast, CRIMETOWN, and Erin attends a preview screening of HBO's THE WIZARD OF LIES at the 92nd St. Y; both neighbors talk about  social media and its affect on popular culture, esp. lifestyle brands like Goop. There's a deep-dive into F/X's FARGO and its many Easter eggs from the Coen Bros. universe; Busy Phillips' Instagram honesty, and think about Bucket List. What are two items from your own Bucket List? Let us know at @bestneighborspodcast on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook, and at www.bestneighborspodcast.com .  We wanna know! 

Here's to a great week!

May 12, 2017

Welcome, Neighbors! It's Episode 31 and our 'Mystery Episode!' Ohhhhhhh---spoooooky! Well, it's only a mystery to me, because I can't remember what we talked about in this one! I bet it had some Real Housewives BS, some Handmaid's Tale mishugas (sp?); I think Margo was on another podcast and her mom was in China, ehhhhhh, I'm sure it's scintillating and amazing listening, so trust us & give us a listen! 

Apr 30, 2017

Hey there, Neighbors! Welcome to our 30th episode--who said it wouldn't last? This week, your best neighbors discuss FEUD's heart-wrenching finale; do dramatic readings from both Joan Crawford and Bette Davis; break down Real Housewives of NYC and what's wrong with them; & Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. Have a great week, everyone! 

Apr 24, 2017

Hey there, listeners! Hope you're all well and psyched to hear about Part II of the Real Housewives of Bev Hills reunion, and what a garbage person Kim R. is; the much-anticipated finale of F/X's FEUD; Margo's supermodel meet-up; and Erin attends her niece's fairytale wedding (a drone was involved!). Oh, and FARGO!! Watch out for falling air conditioners and have a great week, y'all! 

Apr 16, 2017

This week, the neighbors discuss the great and not-so-great TV offerings, among the top are FEUD, GIRLS, and the anticipation for which they are waiting for FARGO. But some of the recent comedy specials? Wha-whaaaaa. Not-so-great. Also, there's a deep-dive into the recent documentary-series on Casey Anthony, which is fascinating and horrible at the same time. Also, we have a couple of great new podcast recommendations. Yay that it's finally spring! 

Apr 11, 2017

Well, this week started off on a crap note, with Margo being felled by a stomach bug. But the good thing about being laid up is all the House Hunters International one can watch. Margo also tells Erin the harrowing tale of one United passenger who channeled Jennifer Holiday and said,"And I"m Telling you, I'm Not Going"--for real. Erin meanwhile has been rotting her brain with Real Housewives--there are 4 cities in play, people! Thank God Southern Charm is starting up again. Also, a few Netflix recommendations and a book suggestion to add to your week. Have a great one, everybody!

Apr 3, 2017

Welcome one and all to this week's episode of BNP, wherein the neighbors discuss Dave Chappelle's Netflix special; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Diamond.& Rose party; the S-Town podcast; the feature film, Jackie and how it relates to Roseanne Barr; memories of '80s/'90s Philly;  what it's like to Rent The Runway.  Spring forth and enjoy the week! 

Mar 26, 2017

Sorry for the week-long lag between eps, guys. Erin was out of town on business and then got a cold & Margo had a client in town taking her to the ends of Brooklyn, but we're back with this TV-heavy episode. It's TV & travel this time out. We breakdown the latest Real Housewives of Bev Hills, with that crazy fight on the junk boat and whether you're Team Erika Jayne or Team Dorit; also Feud: Bette and Joan and how much we're loving it. Special shout-outs to new listeners across the pond (thanks, guys!) and what's hot on the theater scene of London. Margo talks travel trends, the Freedom Tower, and channels Nelson Muntz in response to Trump's care act getting shot down. But of all these important topics, I think we can all agree on one---the fact that Lisa Rinna is bonkers. Enjoy!!

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