Potato Salad Marmalade
By Cartmaker Studios
Have you ever wanted to ask your kid silly questions and see where their imagination takes them? Ever hoped that your Dad would take you on a fantastic adventure into the heart of your favorite video game console? That's what Potato Salad Marmalade is all about. This father and son duo, Shawn and Carter (8), take weekly jaunts into the magnificent, the imaginative, and the just-plain-funny. So where can Dad and Bubba take you this week?
Episode 32: Bad Haircuts and Family Pics, Vacations on the Beach Part 3
Where DID Dad's hair go? Prior to last week, Shawn was big on communicating well with his hairdressers. Never once did a professional mess up his hair so badly that he wanted to cry. Well, he finally found the barber to take his good haircut streak and throw it all out the window. He's bald. (Actually, he has a buzzcut, which Carter finds hilarious.) Also, they've gone to the beach a bunch this month, so we're going to talk about Carter's favorite (if he has one). Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Official Site: potatosaladmarmalade.com Facebook: facebook.com/potatosaladmarmalade Twitter: twitter.com/marmaladesalad Instagram: instagram.com/potatosaladmarmalade
June 29, 2021
Episode 31: A Change of Scenery and Either/Or
On this week's show, Shawn and Carter get a break from the ordinary and take the Smith family down to Florida via Dad's car. Everyone's packed in for the trip and it makes for a lot of fun. Car games were played on the way down from Maryland and, of course, Carter crushed it at I, Spy. In the spirit of competition or debate, the guys decided that they should carry this spirited conversation over to the show, talking about what they'd choose among several top options. Having spent more time in a pool, will floats finally get some love, or are they "not his thing?" Where does each state that the family drove through rank on a scale of 1-5? Let's hear it on this week's show! Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Official Site: potatosaladmarmalade.com Facebook: facebook.com/potatosaladmarmalade Twitter: twitter.com/marmaladesalad Instagram: instagram.com/potatosaladmarmalade
June 22, 2021
Episode 30: Oceans vs. Pools, Who Wins this Aquatic War?
All it takes is one trip, just ONE trip, to the ocean and Carter seems hooked. Hours were spent trying to body surf the waves and it was great to watch. Will this boy be forever hooked on saltwater or is the fresh water of a nice pool still something he loves? Does he even have to choose which is best? (Actually, that was his idea.) Now that he's been in the water that long, what will he say is his favorite kind of body of water: oceans or pools? Also, the school year is ending today. What nice things does Carterman have to say about the year and to his friends and teachers? This kid is a well of kindness. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Official Site: potatosaladmarmalade.com Facebook: facebook.com/potatosaladmarmalade Twitter: twitter.com/marmaladesalad Instagram: instagram.com/potatosaladmarmalade
June 15, 2021
Episode 29: The Hottest Dogs and Freezy, Rockety Pops
Carter wanted to go. Dad didn't want to go at all, but he's never one to say no to the kid...or to a challenge. This week, Shawn and the little guy go head-to-head at the Howard County-Patapsco Valley Hot Dog Eating Contest and someone is going to be filled with regret. No spoilers. Also, the boys talk about their favorite non-ice cream Summer treats. Yummy to the max! Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a Proud Member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Patreon: https://patreon.com/potatosaladmarmalade Facebook: https://facebook.com/potatosaladmarmalade Twitter: https://twitter.com/marmaladesalad
May 25, 2021
Episode 28: Carter Goes to the Moon
With Dad away at the accountant, Carter needed something fun to do. Leave it to S.Hawn and Jeffrey the Astronaut to make the child's afternoon with sandwiches on the moon! There's nothing better than good conversation and food on a large celestial body -- the moon is a great place to get to the bottom of some of the biggest mysteries in our universe. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network.
May 18, 2021
Episode 27: The New National Holidays and Mom Hugs
Listeners, friends, lend us your ears! In this week's episode, Carter and I talk about the great holiday of Mother's Day and why we love our Moms so much. Also, we get into a discussion of what other kinds of holidays we think that the world could use and how it would improve things dramatically. Would we want something more fun? More adventurous? You'll have to tune in to find out! Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network
May 11, 2021
Episode 26: Our Cartoon World and Its Secret Pets
We didn't even make it through the opening of the show before things were thrown into disarray. Carter had no interest in what we had to offer. No salamander talk for him! Instead...he offered better. What if we had our own cartoon show? What would it be and what would it look like? Also, what if we had a secret pet? Our French bulldog, Savanah, is stubborn in her love, and won't share her humans, so we'd need to hide a new pet from her. What would we get? Where would we keep them? (During this segment, Shawn incorrectly identifies the capuchin monkey as the rhesus monkey. There's a big difference. Sorry for the error.) Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network
May 04, 2021
Episode 25: It's Mortal Kombat with Vegetables!
It started at dinner. Carter was pushing vegetables around his plate and I got to thinking, "What if we saw our own Mortal Kombat right now on the plate, like, what if Super Smash Bros. broke out right now, but involving the veggies?" It's street-fighting food...STREET FOODER! Let's see what vegetable we feel would be the baddest veggie on the planet! Also, eat your veggies! Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network.
April 27, 2021
Episode 24: Enter the Temple of Boom
This week, Carter needs headphones for school and we get a tip from Nice Guy Guy that the best place to get them is a place called The Temple of Boom. Sure, the name sounds a little ominous, but it won't be TOO scary, will it? Let's dive into the Three Trials of the Headless Tiger and earn a new pair! Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network
April 20, 2021
Episode 23: If I Had a Band
What a great show this week. It's rare that we have a moment that gives us chills, but this week, we had them! Why? Well, Carter introduces us to a super rad new band this week...and he's going to sing a new song as well! This talented 7-year-old makes up a tune on the spot, illustrating another way in which he's multi-talented. He's a triple threat! Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network.
April 13, 2021
Episode 22: En-chilly-ladas Are America's Favorite Meaty Snack
Like the title says, we figured out the coolest new snack to hit the market, the EN-CHILLY-LADA! It's frozen meat and who doesn't want frozen meat snacks? Yum! This episode, man, this one is random. And it's beautiful. And it's hilarious. Come check it out and see what we mean. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network.
April 06, 2021
Episode 21: It's a Super Sonic Kinda Life
"Hey Carter! You wanna play a game?" Like that, a love for videogames was born. Who wouldn't want to hang out with Dad and play some fun old games? But in doing so, had Shawn created a monster? Now, he has to work with Bubba on the podcast to decide the greatest videogame hero, Mario or Sonic? What might the repercussions of this decision be? Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network.
March 30, 2021
Episode 20: The Either or The Or and The Re-do
Ever wondered if Carter would choose "up" or "down" when pressed? Us too. That's why we were so happy when Producer Mommy suggested the Either/Or segment for this week's show. The boys had a blast getting to know the little dude a little better while creating a safe area for discussion. Also, on this week's episode, Dad seeks to redeem himself with the Jumping Jack Challenge. He couldn't hit 50 last time (and he was supposed to hit 200!), so can he get to 50 this time? We'll find out. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network.
March 23, 2021
Episode 19: The Superstore and Stupendous Secret Skills
If you're looking for a great Carter podcast episode, this is the one. First, we tackle the concept of "superstores" and what he'd put in his. Where would it be and what would it sell? By this point, if you've listened to Potato Salad Marmalade long enough, you get what he's all about and one guess might put you smack dab on the right answer. He has a certain set of skills as well, but to find out what they are, you're going to have to listen to this week's episode of the show. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network
March 16, 2021
Episode 18: Let's Talk Robots to Save Humanity and Jell-O Too!
Carter is going to be a scientist. That's a fact, the kid is too bright and he's always inventing stuff. Take his personal mini-fridge for example. This kid has "it." What he really wants to do is make sure that the future cartoon wars are fought in a fair way, so he is engineering a way to make that happen. Also, we talk Jell-O. It's all over the place. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network.
March 09, 2021
Episode 17: You Can Take The Pickle Out of Hicksville
If you woke up tomorrow morning and had transformed, what would you be? Well, Carter and Christopher Pickles had one heck of a time this week. The two buddies were all about the questions this week and chatted like there was no tomorrow. We're surprised that no one said butter. Also, what landmark do we want to rename -- the show is just silly and great this week. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network
March 02, 2021
Episode 16: Our Embarrassing Tales and Random Marmaloo
Everyone has moments that they'd love to live down. The PSM boys, Shawn and Carter, are no different, regardless of their ages. This week, Sticky Jimmy joins them to discuss his biggest snafu as well. We get a really special listener question and it involves acronyms! OMG! Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher
February 23, 2021
Episode 15: The Ballad of the Wii Dweller
Carter needed to get to the bottom of the mystery: how DOES S.Hawn get into the Wii at night? I mean, he's a full-grown man and he even entertains guests inside the new/old VCR that Dad got. So what did we find out? Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth podcast network.
February 16, 2021
Episode 14: If You're Snowy and You Know It
It was a snow day here at PSM HQ, and Shawn and Carter headed out for some time amongst the flakes. Or powder. Whatever you want to call it. Carter wasn't sure what he liked best (he was born in Florida, so snow is still kinda "new" to him) so we talk about the best wintertime activities for out in the snow. Also, what job would Bubba have if he worked out at sea? His answer came quickly and it surprised Dad! Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network.
February 09, 2021
Episode 13: Zombie Madness in the House of Smith
How does a child learn about zombies? Well, sometimes it's movies or books, maybe even from friends. In this case, Dad takes will have to take the fault. Good thing Carter is fascinated...and knows waaaaay too much already.
February 02, 2021
Episode 12: Disgusting Meals Served to the Silliest Dudes
On this week's show, Carter and Shawn get back into the groove by talking gross meals. Who really wants to relive a terrible meal that they remember? These guys do. Also, the youngest among us will be answering thought-provoking questions about animal presidents and, get this, if they could be in the circus. Holy cabooses! Potato Salad Marmalade is a proud member of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Melcher
January 26, 2021
Episode 11: Stuck in a Video Game with You
After Carter tries to help Shawn clean his office, both of the guys are mysteriously sucked into the video game world of the Sega Genesis that Dad received for his birthday last year. Can they escape the clutches of this scary, but awesome, adventure? What perils await? Does NBA Jam make an appearance? Will there be "boomshakalaka?" Also, can YOU think of three uses for butter that aren't culinary? Carter can! Fascinated yet? You should be. All this and more on this week's show!
November 12, 2020
Episode 10: The Quest for the Olive Loaf
We knew it was bound to happen, but the bad dream FINALLY came for the guys. The Quest for the Olive Loaf begins in an unexpected way. It also ends unexpectedly too. Unexpected can be good, which is why we just wrote that three times. Also, Carter talks about his ideal party for his elementary school and we talk about Dad's favorite condiment, mayo.
November 06, 2020
Episode 9: Earth to Jeffrey the Astronaut, Questions from Parents Together and Big Laughs
When you get a chance to speak with a world-famous astronaut (and the creator of chickens) you have to jump at the opportunity. We were able to get Jeffrey the Astronaut in a studio (read: Dad's office) for a 2-on-1 interview that really touched on a variety of topics from poultry to moon cheese to Neptune's pools. It's pretty comprehensive if we do say so ourselves. Let's see what Danny Bonaduce has to do with the show this week as well!
October 28, 2020
Episode 8: The Joke Book Joke Off, Dad's 200 Jumping Jacks and Silly Life Lessons Learned
Daddy's bit off a bit more than he can chew. Carter says he's just not that funny and that his "Dad bod" just isn't up to snuff anymore. Can Shawn outwit the Bubba at a game called "Make Me Laugh Joke-off" or will his "200 Jumping Jack Challenge" be where his redemption lies? All this and a question from outer space on this week's episode of Potato Salad Marmalade.
October 21, 2020
Episode 7: Wacky Libs and Challenging Listener Questions
This week was Dad's birthday and he got everything he wanted: a nice time with his family. (Cue the "awwwws" now!) After the cake has been cut and the presents were handed out, how else could Shawn connect with his "main man?" With two things that help him connect with his childhood: Mad Libs and silly rhetorical questions! Imagination is the best. Lovable Nintendo Wii-living Frenchman S.Hawn S.Mith makes an appearance (don't let Dad know about the "Bro Court" thing - he still isn't aware!) Thanks to our friends at @parentstogether (https://www.instagram.com/parentstogether/) for the great conversation prompts (they're the best) and, as always, check us out all over the web: Facebook @potatosaladmarmalade Instagram @potatosaladmarmalade Twitter @marmaladesalad Support the show for as little as $1 a month at https://anchor.fm/potatosaladmarmalade/support
October 14, 2020
Episode 6: The Sixth - Carter Conquers Skeletons, Ghosts and Invents a Card Game
On this week's show, Shawn and Carter discuss the best season of all: Halloween. After decorating the family home, the boys chat about two spooky entities to see which they find scarier, ghosts or skeletons. Which would you pick? Also, Carter casually invents a new battle card game that all the kids will be playing this time next year before reviewing the new Disney+ show "Earth to Ned."
October 07, 2020
Episode 5: The Fifth - Carter Goes to "Bro Court"
Whatever can he do? Carter has been called into "Bro Court" by Vicious Andy Licious as the result of his banana bake choices from several weeks back. Now we will know which type of banana baked good will prevail as best in the eyes of the magistrate of Bro Court, the honorable S.Hawn S.Mith. Can Carter put up a convincing argument? Will Vicious Andy win out? Also, Carter reviews "Girl vs. Monster," a cute little Disney flick that he watched. Hear him break down what he did or didn't like. Spoiler: Shawn thinks all of these kids are the type of teenagers Carter needs to befriend one day. All this and more on this week's Potato Salad Marmalade.
September 30, 2020
Episode 4: The Fourth - What Makes Us Happy, Christopher Pickles Arrives
The boys (Shawn and Carter) talk happiness and what they love the most (some sweet answers!) and we'll introduce you to the man, the myth, the legend: Christopher Pickles.
September 23, 2020
Episode 3: The Third - Which Ice Cream is Best? What Is The Best Baked Good With Bananas? Oh, Chickens and Lasers too!
Carter wanted to talk about ice cream. At least, we think that's what "can we talk about ice cream after dinner?" means. We took it up a notch and discuss the best flavors of all: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Also, Shawn and Carter set out to talk about summertime memories, but that gets derailed by chickens and lasers. Want to be on an upcoming episode of the show? Leave us a message with your questions for Carter here: https://anchor.fm/potatosaladmarmalade/message
September 16, 2020
Episode 2: The Second - Cute Baby Animal Championships, Fe@rless Movie Review and Bad Jokes
On this week's show, Dad and Bubba (Shawn and Carter) settle an ancient debate: which is the cutest baby animal? After this episode, you will either agree or need more debates between these buddies. Also, Carterman talks about the 2020 animated flick, Fe@rless and we tackle the sensitive subject of Dad Jokes...by telling a few.
September 09, 2020
Episode 1: The First
One day, the six-year-old looked up at his Dad and said, "Father, why can't we have a podcast?" It was right around that time that I looked down at Carter and was coming out of a really great nap, but that's how I remember it. Now we have one: Potato Salad Marmalade. Let's test the waters and see what the little guy thinks about condiments and how he answers questions from listeners.
September 02, 2020