81. A Fresh of Breath Air

Here, we talk about video games and Morgan Short and something truly American: Having Dinner With The Conservative Wing Of Your Own Family. Water of the week is Guava Rose, Pear Turmeric and Lemon Ginger from wildwonder. One word, all lowercase. wildwonder. By Rosa Li, Founder. wildwonder. Growing up, my Chinese grandmother would wildwonder. Cheers, wildwonder. Growing up, wildwonder. One word. All lowercase.

80. This Week in Doug Huntington

What does it mean to be a good manager? How do we meet people where they are? How tall is Jason Momoa? Water of the week is our second round of Elder Tree: Elderflower Tonic Water from Fever-Tree, Elderflower Rose Lemonade from Belvoir Fruit Farms, and Blackberry Elderflower Immunity Drink from Vive Organic. Here’s a lil factoid for you: After Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, he committed suicide by hanging himself from the branch of an Elder Tree. This is why the Jelly Ear tree fungus growing on Elder Tree used to be called Jew’s Ear.

78. Was Ukraine Always a Part of Europe?

Why is it so hard connect with the things we end up loving the most? Water of the week is a bunch of nonsense: Gokuri グレープフルーツ Grapefruit Pink&White, Yogurt Hoobaru Orange Flavor from Pokka Sapporo, and Clementine Flavored Italian Soda from O Organics. Hoobaru is kind of a nice word, though.

75. This Episode is 45% Boring-Free

We are not going to tell you which parts though, because there are giblets sprinkled through-out. Did you know that in New Zealand “sprinkles” are called Hundreds and Thousands? Isn’t that just the cutest thing you’ve ever heard? R.I.P. Dr. Sutherluke with the NZ factoids. Our weakly water is three flavors from Genki Forest: Lychee Fizzy, Yoghurt Refresh and Plum Passion.

72. Swedes Watch Too Much TV

In this episode, we talk about how my childhood was a lot like that movie My Octopus Teacher, but instead of an octopus, it was Bob Saget. Water of the weak is Triple Berry from Arrowhead Sparkling, Mixed Berry from Good & Gather, and Raspberry Lemon Sparkling Maple Water from Drink Simple.

70. This Weak in Sparkling Water

This is a throwaway episode where I repeat myself and fail to say anything new. In short, this episode is weak: This Weak in Sparkling Water. Hahahahhaha. Water of the weak is Lavender Chill from Limitless, Lavender Cucumber from Aura Bora, and Pomegranate Hibiscus from Recess.

69. Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Dr. Luke asked if the power outage helped with my sleep cycle. That should make sense, right? The sun goes down and we don’t have power and its dark and we fall asleep, right? So why am I recording this episode at 3AM? The water is White Strawberry & Coconut from Genki Forest, Strawberry Margarita from Polar Seltzer and Strawberry Créme from Signature Select.

67. Not a Christmas Special

Merry Christmas. This next sentence is total word soup: Water of the week is Signature Select Soleil Soleil Mango Passionfruit, Talking Rain + Caffeine Passionfruit, and Bubbl’r Antioxidant Sparkling Water Passion Fruit Wond’r. Not even an Oxford comma can save that one.

62. The Land Before Time with Julie Kennedy

She’s back by popular demand. Water of the week is melon: Aura Bora Peppermint Watermelon, Sprig 20mg CBD, and Ramlösa Funktionsvatten med extrakt av gröna kaffebönor och ginseng. There you go. Little bit of Swedish for you there at the end. Doesn’t that feel good?

60. As Empty as Those Who Are Full of Themselves

Does it matter what I write in the episode description? Give us this week our weekly water, as we give water to those who water against us: Strawberry from GreenWise, Strawberry Lemon from Revive Sparkling Probiotic, and Strawberry from Spindrift. Also, the sparkling community would like to thank Bri Lavergne (of the Igers Tampa Lavergnes) for bringing me GreenWise sparkling water all the way from Publix in Florida.

57. How to Welcome a Guest into your Home

In this episode, we drink blackberry-flavored sparkling water and talk about two important Americans: Kanye West and ICE BOY PLUMBING.

Blackberry from Drink Simple Sparkling Maple Water, Revive Sparkling Probiotic Water, and Signature Select Raspberry Blackberry-Flavored Sparkling Water Beverage (DISQUALIFIED).

An Open Letter to Signature Select: First of all, why call it a “Sparkling Water Beverage”? Do you offer sparkling waters which are not beverages? What are they then? Are they used for cleaning? Are they used to restore hair color? What are we doing here? I don’t think you are taking this very seriously. I would really like us to press the reset button and start over from the beginning.

Your Friend, Joakim

Episode also available on YouTube.