Episode 115 – I don’t want your floppy bacon around my chicken

The amazingly awesome Julie Ann Emery joins Mel, Kelly, and Mike for recommendations and a wide ranging discussion that covers coloring, baked potatoes, rock and roll, Da Bears, falconry, and the evils of floppy bacon.

We didn’t make that description up, that is the actual show.

Julie Ann has appeared in Dexter, NCIS, CSI Miami, Fargo, Masters of Sex, and many many more.. but since Mike, Kelly, and Mel are all card carrying “Kettleheads”, our favorite role is the remarkable Betsy Kettleman from Better Call Saul.  She is also wonderfully engaging on Twitter and Instagram – and we are so happy she joined us for a show!

BTW, click on the image below for a nice animated GIF of Julie Ann’s “Kettleman coffee scene” from “Better Call Saul” that was mentioned in the podcast.


Mel’s Recommendation:

App: Pigment

  • The PREMIER adult coloring app
  • Pigment is available on iOS only
  • It is a free app with the ability to add in paid goodies
  • Works amazingly with Apple Pencil and iPad Pro (but not required)

Mel’s artwork, as promised…


Julie Ann’s Recommendation:

Food: Baked potato awesomeness

  • Clean russet baking potatoes thoroughly
  • Coat in olive oil and sea salt
  • Do NOT wrap them up
  • Pop them in the oven around 425 for an hour to an hour and a half
  • Cut them open, top liberally (Julie Ann likes butter.. lots and lots and lots of butter) and enjoy… but save the skins
  • Cover the skins with cheese and pop them in the toaster oven for bonus baked potato skins!

Additional bacon cooking tip: Cook bacon in a cast iron skillet until you can pick it up like a stick.

Mike’s Recommendation:


Music: Guns N Roses

  • Mike provided a completely unbiased recommendation
  • He is a big fan of their super talented guitarist Richard Fortus
  • Also recommends their 2D/3D concert film “Appetite for Democracy
  • Mike thinks these guys might be going places

Julie Ann and Mel’s Snuck in Second Recommendation:

Movie: Lady Hawk (1985) 

  • Stars Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Julie Ann disappointingly would throw no love to the vastly superior Sword and Sorcerer  (editorial opinion from Kelly)

Kelly’s Recommendation:


Documentary: The 85 Bears – 30 for 30

  • Part of the ESPN 30 for 30 series, this covers the 1985 Superbowl champs – Da Bears
  • If you are a Bears fan, you’ll LOVE it, if you aren’t, you’ll still really enjoy it
  • The documentary spends a lot of time on Buddy Ryan and the bonds he developed with the defensive players on the Bears
  • Plenty of time is spent with the wide cast of truly unique characters that made up this team.  Mad Mac, The Fridge, Mongo, Sweetness… what is not to love??

Social Media Recommendations:

Julie Ann: Nathan Fillion aka : @nathanfillion

Mike: Julie Ann Emery aka: @julieannemery

Kelly: @floppybacon


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