Ep. 60: Feeling the Feelings, Volunteering, Condoms, with Xchel Hernandez and Alex Stein

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We are joined by comedian, improviser, writer and director Xchel Hernandez! Xchel opens up about his mental health and we talk about our feelings and ways we mask our sadness. We talk about caring for the homeless and our desires to do more to help others in our communities and in the world.

We dive into a science article called “Please Stop Doing This To Condoms.” https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/please-stop-doing-this-to-condoms-warn-us-health-officials-/

Next we head to ask Reddit and discuss the thread: “What did your parents let you do as a kid that you would never let your kids do.”

THE CHECK-IN: On this episode, we check in with the husbands! Alex and Xchel share what they’re dealing with. They talk feelings, time management, skin fungus and family.


“Let’s all just be sad for ten seconds.”

“You shouldn’t have to deal with everything alone.”

“No one else feels like me. I’m original.”

“You have to allow yourself to be human.”

“It feels good to hear that other people are going through stuff.”

“But birthday cakes are moist but they’re delicious.”

“Moist moist moist moist moist. Let’s destigmatize moist.”

“Joe and Paul would get along!”

“Reusing condoms is good for the environment I guess.”

“I’m not googling that.”

“My parents never made me floss!”


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