Kissing Lips & Breaking Hearts: A U2-ish Podcast with the Garden Tarts

Kissing Lips & Breaking Hearts: A U2-ish Podcast with the Garden Tarts

By Hillary & Jenny
You can call us the Garden Tarts. Adventures in pop stars, rock ‘n’ roll and U2. Lots of U2. We are Hillary & Jenny and we’ve been bestest friends for over 25 years. Our favorite thing to do is talk U2... so we thought we’d do it with you! Hang out with us as we talk about albums, tours and our various U2-related adventures with a whole lot of opinion peppered with dashes of facts. Also, we might be drinking whiskey... you’ll have to listen to find out! Kissing lips 💋 and breaking hearts ♥️. www.thegardentarts.com twitter/instagram: @the_gardentarts email: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
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COVID Check-In: Deer, Coyotes & Zombies, Oh My!
Guess who's back... back again... it's us! Your friendly Garden Tarts! We've got stories from the week (what is it with animals nowadays?), a tiny bit of U2 news and a check-in from Lorraine of Cleveland, by way of Limerick. And watch out for those zombies!
42:32
May 27, 2020
Bono’s Birthday, Part 4: Dedicated Followers of Fashion
Welcome to part 4 of Bono’s birthday celebration.  This week we are looking at some of Bono’s fashion choices and hairstyles from over the years. Will it be a misstep or will it be a compliment? There’s only one way to find out...  To see the pictures as we talk about them, visit www.thegardentarts.com. twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts
1:01:47
May 23, 2020
COVID Check-In: Stories that Define Quarantine... and Fan Letters
What has your week been like? Hear about ours (we hope you laugh!) and also check-ins from Rob in Houston, Texas, and Anwen from New Zealand. We cover Bono's Full Irish playlist as well as chat about his 60 songs and accompanying fan letters. What is your favorite? We collect more romantic duet examples for Bono and Edge to perform and so many more shenanigans. Come along for the ride! twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts
50:09
May 20, 2020
Bono's Birthday, Part 3: Bono Stories!
All month we are celebrating Bono's 60th Birthday! You've been asking and we've been promising... November 1997 puts us on the PopMart tour in San Antonio, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. We talked a lot about these shows in S1:E10 so, if you want to hear about the music, go back to that. Otherwise, this ep has 0% music and 100% Bono stories. We have some silly and sweet ones and we're ready to share. Jenny found the keys to the time machine and the bus is leaving the station so, grab a seat and buckle up for the ride! #bono60 SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
29:46
May 16, 2020
COVID Check-In: The Post-Bono-Birthday Hangover
Here we are... checking in AGAIN. (I say that as if a) it’s a surprise and b) it won’t be happening for a while.) We recap our Bono Birthday festivities, chat (ok, laugh) about a little U2 news and stories about our days. Oh! And hear from our check-in guests, Jo and Heshan. Social: @the_gardentarts / email: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com / Leave is a message: anchor.fm/thegardentarts/message
26:07
May 13, 2020
Bono’s Birthday Party, Part 2: Bono's Work Outside of U2
Bono's Birthday Extravaganza! Part 2  We are celebrating Bono's birthday all month long!  In this episode, we talked about some of Bono’s work outside of U2. Grab a drink and a slice of cake and come party with us!   SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts  WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com  EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
31:10
May 9, 2020
COVID Check-In: This is Our House, We Make the Rules
It's Cinco de Mayo and we are still here... in quarantine. We wish an old friend a happy birthday, listen to Jenny's family try to destroy the audio of this episode and tell stories about termite vans and booty shorts. (WHAT?!) Grab a drink, tune in and come hang out with us and our two check-in guests, Becky and Sid.  Do you want to be featured in a check-in? Go to anchor.fm/thegardentarts/message SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
18:02
May 5, 2020
60 Fun Facts as Bono Turns the Big 6-0!
Bono's Birthday Extravaganza! Part 1 We are celebrating Bono's birthday all month long! And what better way to kick off the celebration with 60 fun facts in honor of the big 6-0. Grab a drink and a slice of cake and come party with us!  SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
16:13
May 2, 2020
COVID Check-In: Stories for Boys (and Girls)
It is April 28, 2020. Not much going in our U2 worlds.... except getting ready for the big Bono celebration in May 2020! Otherwise, we remind you to NEVER drink bleach and, a special guest listener check-in from Dublin! (Do you want to be featured in a check-in? Go to anchor.fm/thegardentarts/message!) SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
19:05
April 29, 2020
What's Coming Up? (Psst... it's for Bono's birthday!)
There just might be something big happening next month in the U2 world.... a major milestone for a certain someone, maybe? You'll have to tune in to find out and hear what we have planned. SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
05:09
April 25, 2020
COVID Check-In: What U2 Moments Are You Having?
It is April 269, 2020. Yes, the longest April in the history of Aprils. We are going to continue checking in with each other, the U2ness in our lives and with you. Pop in for a moment, take a listen and then come say hi! We're out of Skrewball, so you'll have to BYOW(hiskey). And we are soooo very ready to get to May and celebrate Bono's birthday! Are you onboard? The (Zoo) train is leaving the station! SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
22:05
April 22, 2020
Four Fun (U2) Facts with the Garden Tarts
Check out this ep as we chat about some fun U2 facts. Maybe it is stuff you know... or maybe it's not! There is only one way to find out. You will have to listen!  SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
40:08
April 18, 2020
COVID Check-In: U2 News Round-Up
We are on day 269 of quarantine... isolation, dislocation, separation... you get the point. We're here to check in with each other and with you. Plus, there is some U2 news to report! So, grab a drink and join us for this super quick mini ep. Then reach out to let us know how you are doing.  SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
20:29
April 16, 2020
A Garden Tart Reunion
It's not often all three Garden Tarts are together but when we are, bring on the fun and the laughter! Come hang out with us as we clutch our pearls, Hillary saves us from a wasp and we wonder what's to come with the pandemic. DISCLAIMER: This audio was recorder before businesses were closed and stay-in-place orders were made.  SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
23:07
April 11, 2020
COVID Check-In: We Get to Carry Each Other
U2 fans are a global community and we can't help but think about all of you during these uncertain times. Take a quick listen as we check in with each other and ask you to check in with us. Sending our love to the entire U2 Family....  SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
08:04
April 8, 2020
Q&A From Listeners Like You!
We've been asking and you've been answering! Thanks to @Milow1992, @madfl3a, @sidowski, @KevinS2U, @humans.of.u2 (IG), @wyse2point7, @AdamsKimono and @AchtungCasey for submitting questions for us to answer. Want to know what they asked us and how we answered? You'll have to tune in to find out! SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
30:21
April 4, 2020
Playlists!
We each put together a playlist consisting of two songs only from each album we have discussed so far in our #u2podcast. That would be Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree and Rattle & Hum... you can find them on Apple Music and Spotify by searching playlists for Garden Tart Jenny and Garden Tart Hillary. Take a quick listen here to learn more!  SPOTIFY:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0pu7WLVL5p1LrTq3UEJHiZ?si=Fr7pDfunR0SZp2L1nZ8ahg   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5C5LO6rg1ivM8Am2hUc3tL?si=kU0OtS-YS_anSMj5DvawOA APPLE: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/garden-tart-hillary/pl.u-b3b889NcKYxMe  https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/garden-tart-jenny/pl.u-6mo44JmF8Ya73 SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
04:25
March 31, 2020
Let Your Love Be Known: A Lockdown Check-in
COVID-19 is a full-on global pandemic and we are mostly ordered to stay-in-place at home. So, we wanted to check in with each other and with YOU to make sure everyone is healthy and safe. Come relish in the new song from Bono on St. Patrick's Day, a Hewson family photo and the local community coming together online, including #U2getherAtHome. So, grab a drink, take a deep breath and escape from the news for just a bit with us.  SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
43:54
March 28, 2020
St. Patrick's Day Special: Come to Dublin With Us! (+ Silly Bono Stories!)
Come with us down memory lane in Dublin for this special St. Patrick's Day episode. We'll talk about run-ins with Bono and Edge, Ali's shoes, the best Irish coffee, getting accosted by very young children and oh, so much more. You don't want to miss this fun! ☘️💕 SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
1:03:11
March 17, 2020
Adam Turns 60!: Happy Birthday to the Jazzman
Our favorite boys from the northside of Dublin have some milestone birthdays coming up and the first to turn 60 is yer man Adam Clayton! Come join the celebration with the Garden Tarts as we recount 60 fun facts about our favorite bass player. SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts  WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com  EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
13:18
March 13, 2020
Rattle & Hum Part 2 - Take: 269 (The End of Nostalgia)
Welcome to part 2 of Rattle & Hum.  Join the rest of this musical journey as Bono hoodwinks a southern tour guide, Adam and Bono drive a Jeep through America, debauchery in L.A., Bono the sexy beast, and what the heck is Edge wearing? Also, we finally get to talk about this live performance of Sunday Bloody Sunday and we listen as nostalgia gets kicked out the door. What a journey is has been. Thanks for coming along with us! SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com EMAIL: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com
1:26:10
February 29, 2020
Garden Tarts Adventures: MusiCares & the Grammys 2003
February 21, 2020, is the 17th anniversary of the MusiCares event when Bono received the 2003 Person of the Year Award... and we were there! Come down memory lane with us as we reminisce about the pre-party, performances, our dresses and attending the 45th Annual Grammy Awards two nights later. We'll talk about everything from the weather and cracking up Jay-Z to Bono's Tribute Journal and Hillary getting hit by a bear in the middle of Manhattan. Also, we wonder, what hostess gift would *you* bring for whiskey and cake at the Hewson's? Come on the ride with us! SOCIAL MEDIA: @the_gardentarts WEBSITE: www.thegardentarts.com
59:39
February 22, 2020
Rattle & Hum, Part 1: Rock and Roll Stops the Traffic
Join us for part 1 of the musical journey that is U2's Rattle & Hum. We discuss the album vs. the film (is film expensive?), bolo ties, cummerbunds, and of course, the music that makes up these releases that we (mostly) love but critics love to hate. We travel down the Liffey, Save the Yuppies, visit Sun Studios, go "down to Harlem" and wonder, "is that really the blues?". And of course, our ever-present questions to ask Bono over whiskey and cake. 
1:20:54
February 15, 2020
An Interview with... the Garden Tarts. Featuring Jeremy International
This isn't the first time Jeremy has joined us on an episode. The last time was the fated first recording of the Unforgettable Fire episode... but we are so glad to have him back! The world knows him as Jeremy International, but we know him as Hillary's little brother. In what we hope to be the first in a series of interview episodes, join us as Jeremy asks hard-hitting questions about our U2 origins, first concert experiences and other specific thoughts on the band. 
1:30:40
January 21, 2020
Last Call! for the Joshua Tree Tour 🥂
It’s our final episode for 2019 and Season 1! Grab a drink and take a listen as we chat about the last Joshua Tree 2019 Tour shows in Seoul, Manila and Mumbai. There were press conferences, photo shoots in a pool, the live debut of Ahimsa and so much more! Special shoutouts to our girls Phoebe Robinson and Chrissy Teigen. And don’t miss our reviews of both chocolate and peanut butter whiskey. (whaaaa?) We can’t wait to chat with you! ♥️
1:04:59
December 20, 2019
(I can't believe) The News Today in the U2verse
The news in the U2verse keeps on exploding! We have solved the mystery of the Sunday Bloody Sunday conundrum, U2 license plates and what's going on inside Bono's brain. Join us as we chat about the latest shows in Australia and Asia, the literal and figurative earthquake and a misfired announcement. Our ever important questions for Bono over whiskey and cake (which won't be Hillary's mom's bourbon cake) and some surprise questions for Edge and Larry. (If they'll have us.) So, grab a drink, take a listen and don't forget to shop (RED) this holiday season.  The Garden Tarts on twitter: twitter.com/the_gardentarts  The Garden Tarts on instagram: instagram.com/the_gardentarts  Full episodes available on most streaming platforms and www.thegardentarts.com #U2 #thejoshuatreetour2019 #u2thejoshuatree #u2ahimsa #u2xradio #shopred #shopathon #endaids
1:04:46
December 6, 2019
The Joshua Tree, Side B: The Siren that is America
Side B of U2's The Joshua Tree is here! Join us on this musical journey as we come to terms with the siren that is America, get clued into Bono's evil plan to trick The Edge, and call bullshit on Larry. All while riding through the Florida night with the convertible top down and cursing at U2 crew members. It is, after all, the stuff... the stuff of country songs. *cue harmonica* Oh, and we will talk about side B of U2's iconic album The Joshua Tree, too. So grab your favorite drink and join us! And what questions do  we add to the list to ask Bono over whiskey and cake? You will have to listen to find out!  #U2 #thejoshuatreetour2019 #u2thejoshuatree The Garden Tarts on twitter: twitter.com/the_gardentarts The Garden Tarts on instagram: instagram.com/the_gardentarts Full episodes available on most streaming platforms and www.thegardentarts.com
1:22:05
November 29, 2019
U2: The Gift that Keeps on Giving... "Ahimsa" is Here
The holidays have not yet arrived but that hasn't stopped U2 from giving us an early present... a new song! "Ahisma" was released on November 22, 2019 at midnight local time (that's a good cover band name... but for who? Listen to find out!) and we are in love. We recognize not everyone agrees and we talk about it alllll in this new mini episode. Plus, super important questions for Bono over whiskey and cake... but, what kind of cake? That's the biggest question of them all!  The Garden Tarts on twitter: @the_gardentarts  The Garden Tarts on instagram: @the_gardentarts  The Garden Tarts in email: wearethegardentarts@gmail.com  www.thegardentarts.com #u2 #u2ahimsa #thejoshuatreetour2019 
35:59
November 26, 2019
The Joshua Tree 2019 Tour in Sydney: November 23, 1997 vs. November 22, 2019
U2's The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 landed in Sydney, Australia for two nights, starting on November 22, 2019, the 22nd anniversary of Michael Hutchence's death. Michael Hutchence, who was the lead singer of INXS and a good friend of U2's, died in Sydney on November 22, 1997. We were at the U2 show on November 23, 1997 in San Antonio, Texas and have raw and emotional memories from that night and the proceeding concert in Atlanta, Georgia. Tune in as we reminisce about November 1997 on the PopMart tour and compare the similarities to November 2019 in Sydney, Australia. And of course, more questions over whiskey and cake for Bono! The Garden Tarts on Twitter: @the_gardentarts The Garden Tarts on Instagram: @the_gardentarts #U2 #U2JT19 #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019 #U2Sydney
28:55
November 26, 2019
The U2 Joshua Tree 2019 Tour Lands in Australia
U2's The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 has left New Zealand and landed in Australia. Grab a drink as we talk about the first two shows on the continent in Brisbane and Melbourne. Join us for this mini ep as we discuss sweet little piano notes, flavored potato crisps, Bono's pants, Barre Pilates for Beginners with Bono (#bootygains), and recaps of the shows (we didn't forget!). And, of course, more questions for Bono over whiskey and cake.  Episode notes:  It Might Get Loud official trailer  John Philip Holland, Inventor of the submarine  For Christchurch: U2’s ‘One’ And Why It Matters About The Word In The Song So Many Get Wrong  The Garden Tarts on Twitter: @the_gardentarts  The Garden Tarts on Instagram: @the_gardentarts  #U2 #U2JT19 #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019
29:31
November 19, 2019
The Joshua Tree, Side A: Taking on Goliath
Welcome to Side A of U2's the Joshua Tree, the album that took them to the top! Pour your favorite drink, take a seat and join us for this musical journey. We'll go through the desert, fist pump at Edge's house, be lit and late in Las Vegas, take Bono's hand - and a leap of faith - through Streets and straight back to Dublin. We can't wait to see you there.  #U2jt19 #thejoshuatreetour2019
1:49:08
November 17, 2019
The U2 Joshua Tree 2019 Tour Arrives New Zealand
The boys are back on tour and, even though they are on the other side of the world from us, we are staying tuned in! After seeing the Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour in the States, we are excited to see how it evolves while touring through Oceania and parts of Asia. Join us for this mini ep where we look at the setlist, recap some moments, discuss Larry's hair, and have more questions to ask Bono over whiskey and cake.   #U2JT19 #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019 #u2
34:03
November 11, 2019
Good Stuff, Baby! Part 1: U2 Learns to Use Their Rock ‘n’ Roll Powers for Good
Early on in their career - before they made it big - U2 knew they needed to use their rock and roll powers for good. In this ep we take a look at the beginning of their philanthropic work starting with Band Aid and then Live Aid, Self Aid for Ireland, Artists Against Apartheid, and Amnesty International’s Conspiracy of Hope tour. *phew!* That’s a lot! Luckily there is a lot of ironed hair and fringed coats to talk about, too. Join in on the conversation! twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts wearethegardentarts@gmail.com thegardentarts.com
1:10:13
October 28, 2019
The Unforgettable Fire: Dreaming It All Up Again, Part I
We get a tad bit serious on this one, discussing U2’s 4th full-length LP, The Unforgettable Fire. Mostly making our way through the maze of Eno-ness, relishing in the poetry and digging the bass lines. Dedicated in tribute to Jim Henke. Join in on the conversation! twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts wearethegardentarts@gmail.com thegardentarts.com
1:57:40
October 15, 2019
Live at Red Rocks: Under a Thundercloud and Rain
We couldn’t talk about War without touching on the live concert film Under a Blood Red Sky. Join us for this “mini” ep (quotes on purpose because it’s only kinda mini) as we finish talking about this pivotal part of U2’s history. (With a whole lot of laughing, too.) Join in on the conversation! twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts wearethegardentarts@gmail.com thegardentarts.com
1:06:19
September 18, 2019
War: What is it good for? EVERYTHING!
Join us as we dive into U2’s third album War. We talk about how this is make-it-or-break-it, the evolution of the hits, how backstage is fully of corky wine and pretzels, hearing ‘40’ for the first time live and, of course, questions for Bono over whiskey and cake. Join in on the conversation!  twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts wearethegardentarts@gmail.com thegardentarts.com
1:45:11
September 6, 2019
October (Is that all? Like, really?)
For our second episode, we dive deep into U2’s second album, October. With some sides of whiskey, Fluffy Ducks, time travel, our love of Sting, Bono’s car seat covers, and how *not* to steal Bono’s lyrics when they are in your possession. Join in on the conversation! twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts wearethegardentarts@gmail.com thegardentarts.com
1:16:18
June 12, 2019
It’s a BOY!
It’s our first episode so why not start with U2’s first album? Join the Garden Tarts as we talk about Boy, U2’s first full-length album. We want to hear want you have to say, too!  Join in on the conversation! twitter: @the_gardentarts instagram: @the_gardentarts wearethegardentarts@gmail.com thegardentarts.com
1:14:55
May 28, 2019