Rein It In Matt and Rachel

Ep 4: Yayoi Kusama and Japan Planning

An episode of Rein It In Matt and Rachel

By Matt and Rachel
This is a conversational and hopefully informative podcast created by two married nerds in an attempt to document our trip to Japan; the areas around Atlanta, GA, USA; and where ever else we end. This is not a podcast about horses or the TV show (sorry).

We generally eat and drink our way through life with stops for art, books, music, and (too often) work - but we sometimes need to remind ourselves to rein it in.

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Ep 17: Top 10 Work Travel Trips & Tips
Where we pass over our Dragon Con wrap up because we took too long and instead discuss opportunities we've had to maximize work travel and our upcoming extended trip to London, Wales, and other points in the UK. Maybe a couple of tips and podcast recommendations in there as well.
October 20, 2019
Ep 16: Two Weeks to Dragon Con 2019!
Where we discuss Dragon Con, with a few asides about our cat Laszlo, as well as what we've been up to the last few weeks and our growing audience. We cover a bit of what Dragon Con is, our costumes past and present, prep, planning, and tips for maximum enjoyment. Let is know on Instagram or Facebook if you'll be at the con this year!
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Ep 15: Japan Top 10 Wrap Up
Our final Japan episode where we discuss out top 10 experiences and tips, plus discuss what's on the agenda next. This one's a little longer, but we think it's well worth the time. We had fun reflecting on our favorites and shout out to previous episodes if you want to hear more on specific topics. We also tweaked the transition music a bit, let us know if it still needs work. Thanks for listening!
July 4, 2019
Ep 14: 22 Days of Food in Japan
22 days gives one a lot of time to try a variety of food and food experiences in Japan. In part one of our two part Japan trip wrap-up we focus on food and eating in Japan - variations on ramen, tsukemen, tantanmen, soba, and noodles galore; breakfasts, both traditional and our own, including natto, random fish, and finishing with miss soup; soup curry, cheese tarts and other favorites, surprises, advice; plus what we missed and what we'll miss. Join us to hear there is more than sushi in Japan and way more to try still! Note: Apologies that we're still sorting out our recording levels and the transition music may be much louder than expected if listening on headphones - we're working on it!
June 7, 2019
Ep 13: Hokkaido, Hell Valley, and Hakodate
Where we wrap up our six days in Hokkaido; discuss comparisons of onsen towns, ryokans, and kaiseki meals from Echigo-Yuzawa and Noboribetsu; and talk about food, the first concrete electricity pole in Japan, the view, and tourists in Hakodate.
June 1, 2019
Ep 12: Sapporo Japan - Food and Magical Sake Nights
We recap the various foods and drinks we had in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan - Including a comparison of ramen so far on our trip, more chicken than chicken, fun tiny bars, and a magical night of sake and folks who were friendlier to us than we deserved. Go visit Sapporo and Hokkaido! (Also subscribe and listen to our podcast ;) )
May 25, 2019
Ep 11: Finally in Hokkaido, Japan!
Where we discuss observations on Aomori, amazing sushi, more Joyful Trains, internal flight discounts, and most of all finally making it to wonderful Hokkaido, Japan, including our day trip to Daisetsuzan National Park, Kurodake, Sounkyo Gorge, and walking an abandoned highway that has been reclaimed by nature! It takes us a few minutes to get our stride, but we think this is a good one! Subscribe for more and follow us on Instagram at @reinitin_podcast
May 23, 2019
Ep 10: Japan - Halfway; Food and Reflections
We're half way through our 21 day Japan trip so we take a few minutes to catch up on where we've been, some reflections on Japan so far, and talk about food and being adventurous.
May 19, 2019
Ep 9: Losing a Passport & A Shinkansen to a Ryokan in the Mountains
Where we recover from a lost passport (and wallet (and JR Pass)), take a shinkansen to Echigo-Yuzawa, drink sake from a room full of vending machines, relax in a Ryokan, bathe in an onsen, and nearly suffer defeat at the hands of a kaiseki.
May 15, 2019
Ep 8: Tokyo - Costs, Toilets, Beers, and Surprises
Where we discuss various surprises and realities of from the first part of our stay in Tokyo. We cover cost expectations, toilets, beers, booze, lack of sake, and other observations before we head north and leave the big city. check out our photos on Instagram at @reinitin_podcast
May 14, 2019
Ep 7: Day 2 & 3 in Tokyo - Shinjuku, Harajuku, Roppongi, & Shimokitazawa
Where we discuss the Gyoen National Gardens, Harajuku Cat Street, Izakaya Tours, the Mori Art Museum, Shimokitazawa, and eating Spanish food in Japan
May 12, 2019
Ep 6: First Day in Japan! Flights, Tips, First Food and Views!
First episode from our 22 day Japanese adventure. Tips for day one of travel, ramen and tsukemen for dinner, free art (#fafatl) drops, and views from above. Follow us at @reinitin_podcast on Instagram for photos.
May 10, 2019
Ep 5: One Street, One Day - Tour De Ponce, Atlanta
Where we take a journey along Atlanta's Ponce De Leon Avenue from start to finish, stopping at some favorites and trying some places we've been wanting to check out during our eight years living in the city.
March 10, 2019
Ep 4: Yayoi Kusama and Japan Planning
Where we talk about our recent visit to Kusama's Infinity Mirrors, art over hyped experience, and the beginnings of our Japan trip planning.
February 17, 2019
Ep 3: North Georgia Mountains
Where we talk about the North Georgia mountains and local travel vacations.
January 20, 2019
Ep 2: PB&J, The Met, and Broadway
Part 2 of NYC our NYC trip. Peter, Bjorn, and John; The Met, Broadway Show, and visiting our special podcast guest, Jon!
December 3, 2018
Ep 1: New Podcast and NYC MOMA
Hey, we started a podcast! We're in New York City and we visited the MOMA after talking about why we are podcasting.
November 30, 2018
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