After a 3-week hiatus, Barry and LaToya are back. The New Year brought with it LaToya’s hypochondriac sickness issues, which aren’t so because they’re real. Barry is living his best life. After his lost week, he’s now in a relationship and not getting much sleep. Yeh, they still have the magic, although someone really should remove LaToya’s access to television and retail therapy.

It’s the day after Christmas, and the hosts are so dedicated that they recorded the 9th season’s finale. Barry has his first Christmas as a divorcee, and LaToya wished on Christmas Eve that she too was divorced. From High Tea to Popeye’s, Penny Dreadful to Bill Cosby and, Kardashians to Cats, their post-Christmas show is a gift.

Barry’s on Christmas break and LaToya’s counting down the days until her own. Barry talks about his new roommates, and LaToya shows how much of a hermit she is when she’s a day late in learning of Trump’s impeachment. Reality shows and Frozen 2 make the headlines as does LaToya’s recent home improvements. Plus, learn more than you know about The Simpsons and their 30 years on television.

December 12, 2019

Good As Hell: Love Actually

It’s yet another day where neither host wants to do the show. However, since it’s therapy for them both, they put on a brave face and bring their B-game. Barry’s reading a book that LaToya’s interested in and LaToya commits a cardinal sin when her Christmas movie list doesn’t include what Barry feels is a required Christmas classic. They both plan on seeing the same movie next week. Separately, of course. As usual, Barry proves that he’s blacker than LaToya.

Barry describes, “It was brilliant, moving and full of the joy and pathos of humanity. You’ll never hear it, but trust us, it was beautiful.” This show was almost dubbed “The Lost Episode.” The hosts start the show early with the hopes of finishing early. However, 90 minutes into the show, LaToya’s iMac crashes, and both are worried that the perfection of those 90 minutes would be lost forever. Breathing a sigh of relief, “That’s why I love my Mac,” says LaToya, “All is not lost.”

It's Thanksgiving, y'all, and what is there that's better than a brand new In the Stacks episode! It's all about entertainment and the gobble. Barry plans on having a low-key celebration while LaToya will be continuing her 15+ year tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving with some of her favorite family members. If you've somehow not yet seen Frozen II, you're in the minority, and Barry suggests a few other podcasts for your listening pleasure.

Barry’s sick, which means LaToya will be sick within days. Sure, they haven’t been in the same room since 2014, but LaToya gets sick at the mere mention of sickness. The show has its first guest in as many years, and he adds some real insight to Barry and LaToya’s musings. And if you want to hear about Angels, this is the show for you.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Jason Statham. Jerry O’Connell. Jeff Goldblum. Kevin Spacey. Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Jean-Claude Van Damme. Sylvester Stallone. Find out how all those names come up in one conversation. Barry, now 47, feels that he’s nearing death, and LaToya shows how much she doesn’t care about the impeachment hearings.

Barry wants to record early, and LaToya wants to try a different audio recorder for the show. Barry wins. LaToya loses because her plan to switch from Zoom to Skype didn’t work as she hoped. It’s been a busy past couple of days for the hosts. One host breaks up a fight while the other attended a wedding. And based on the title of this episode, it turns into a very interesting show.

Barry wants to record early so he can give out candy, but LaToya doesn’t care about the children. Who will think of the damned children??? Barry will, that’s who. Don’t hate, appreciate. LaToya’s taking up the helm of passing out candy for the first time in her adult life. If you’re hoping for a “clean” episode, this one isn’t it. After all, it’s our 100th!

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