Most Useful Podcast Ever

Most Useful Podcast Ever

A podcast for getting things done. Popular Mechanics Editor Jacqueline Detwiler hosts a rotating cast of characters who answer tough questions and provide tips for being smart about life.

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45 Min

Dec 6, 2018

Popular Mechanics Thanksgiving!

Most Useful Podcast Ever

In which we discuss best saws for carving a turkey, DIY boxing, and Black Friday deals.

45 Min

Nov 21, 2018

Would You Go to Mars?

Most Useful Podcast Ever

Andy Weir and Ramen Krispie Treats

43 Min

Nov 9, 2018

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47 min
Nov 1, 2018
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tips, gear and gadgets for endurance races

45 min
Oct 12, 2018
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Author Ryan North, firewood, and gravity blankets

40 min
Sep 28, 2018
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Rental properties, stuck bolts and the new Mac OS

44 min
Sep 18, 2018
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Homes and tablets and safety gear, oh my!

36 min
Aug 30, 2018
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Sci-Fi flick Kin, plus water damage and gaming computers

47 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Gardening, cocktails and babies, oh my!

47 min
Jul 20, 2018
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MUPE talks to a tech and autos editor, a guy who's logged hours in a rock band tour van, and Kevin's mom to bring you the best tips for hitting the road.

46 min
Jul 11, 2018
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Cryotherapy, intermittent fasting and the keto diet!

35 min
Jun 22, 2018
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We used a mini-rototiller!

40 min
May 25, 2018
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How to get your Zzzzs after watching the latest Blumhouse flick

38 min
May 14, 2018
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Sort out your spine and crack open a cold one!

40 min
Apr 27, 2018
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Plus blocking exes, cocktail mixing, and stubby screwdrivers!

39 min
Apr 13, 2018
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Face it, your place is looking kinda gross.

40 min
Mar 19, 2018
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Two special foodie guests, plus a South by Southwest recap

40 min
Mar 1, 2018
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Tips from not one, but TWO former spies, plus a spy museum

34 min
Feb 5, 2018
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Donuts, boots and road salt—just not all at the same time.

35 min
Jan 22, 2018
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A post-Consumer Electronics Show Recap, plus how to fix a demon hinge

34 min
Jan 5, 2018
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Warm up your home, put away your holiday decorations, and prep for the apocalypse!

32 min
Dec 22, 2017
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We tell you about this year's best gifts, and for those in gift exchanges with non-MUPE-listeners, how to pretend you're elated when you get a bad one.

34 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Coats and mice and personal massagers, oh my!

38 min
Nov 10, 2017
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CNET's Dan Ackerman stops by to have it out with Alex George

34 min
Oct 27, 2017
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Last minute costume tips, marathon training, and pumpkin preserving

37 min
Oct 13, 2017
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Special Friday the 13th Episode

35 min
Sep 29, 2017
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J. Kenji López-Alt guest stars on this week's episode

34 min
Sep 15, 2017
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Special guest Eric Rochow of Gardenfork.tv stops by Popular Mechanics

34 min
Aug 18, 2017
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How to defeat mosquitoes, plus E-bike riding and a game of Frisbee.

36 min
Aug 4, 2017
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Diagnosing car problems with the help of YouTuber ChrisFix

35 min
Jul 21, 2017
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Guest Steve Ramsey recommends the tools you need to go from couch to building a bookshelf

33 min
Jul 7, 2017
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There are a lot of scary things in the world right now, and these tiny creatures are probably the worst of them.

33 min
Jun 23, 2017
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Tips on tent-cleaning, lawn-keeping, beer-drinking, and shoes

31 min
Jun 9, 2017
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An action packed episode with gift tips and summer sports

38 min
May 30, 2017
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Peter Martin isn't very good at flying drones. We bring in an expert to help.

34 min
May 13, 2017
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The staff tells their most harrowing life stories to a safety psychologist

30 min
May 1, 2017
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Get ready for spring with Brendan Leonard

26 min
Apr 15, 2017
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Actor Scott Eastwood stops by to talk about racing cars

31 min
Mar 31, 2017
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The staff of the Most Useful Podcast Ever must be watching a lot of TV lately, because that's where we seem to be getting our tips.

33 min
Mar 17, 2017
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We take on other concerns you may have this month, from gardening to spotting unmarked cop cars. And, of course, St. Paddy's.

36 min
Mar 3, 2017
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All the advice you need to win this year's office pool and keep the winnings safe.

35 min
Feb 17, 2017
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FEMA tells us what we need to know before a flood, and Katie Macdonald tries to tell us what we need to know before Mardi Gras.

31 min
Feb 4, 2017
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Prop bets? Wings? Nachos that can tell if you're drunk? We've got em all.

28 min
Jan 23, 2017
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Senior Home Editor Roy Berendsohn answers pressing questions about winter

27 min
Jan 6, 2017
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The Most Useful Episode of the Most Useful Podcast Ever

32 min
Dec 24, 2016
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The staff of Popular Mechanics tells us what they want for Christmas

38 min
Dec 11, 2016
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ABC News Chief Meteorologist helps the crew understand winter weather

30 min
Nov 27, 2016
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MUPE tackles leftovers and Cyber Monday

35 min
Nov 12, 2016
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We did the Spartan Race! And you can too!

23 min
Oct 29, 2016
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Throwing hatchets and playing creepy smartphone games

32 min
Oct 17, 2016
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We talk to a food preservation expert about safe canning, and test short-throw projectors.

37 min
Oct 3, 2016
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A testing table-heavy episode in which we buy a TV, taste some beer, and brew coffee

35 min
Sep 19, 2016
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Early fall fun with the Most Useful crew

31 min
Sep 7, 2016
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The Most Useful Podcast Ever takes on some of the many tasks you may encounter over a long holiday weekend.

31 min
Sep 7, 2016
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The Most Useful Podcast Ever takes on some of the many tasks you may encounter over a long holiday weekend.

36 min
Aug 19, 2016
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The Most Useful Podcast Ever goes kayaking, and settles an important question about dogs.

31 min
Aug 5, 2016
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Sports of all sorts!

30 min
Jul 22, 2016
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Gardening, PokemonGo, and a Spotting Scope

26 min
Jul 11, 2016
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Curing meat, birdwatching, socket wrenches and more eggs, not necessarily in that order

33 min
Jun 24, 2016
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The most useful tips for a few of life's most frustrating experiences - and one of its best.

33 min
Jun 11, 2016
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The latest in travel tech can make this your best summer ever.

33 min
May 29, 2016
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Allergies, Oysters, Mushrooms, and Sweating

35 min
May 13, 2016
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Cars, Percussion, an Earbud Discussion

32 min
Apr 15, 2016
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Taxes are boring, but comedian and certified public accountant Greg Kyteisn’t. On today’s Most Useful Podcast Ever, he gives us tax tips thatwon’t make you fall asleep on your desk. After that, Alex George tells ushow to pimp your...

22 min
Apr 1, 2016
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April Fools Special 

24 min
Mar 21, 2016
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On this episode of the Most Useful Podcast Ever,  Austin Robey, founder of Brooklyn 3D-printing studio MakeMode, stops by to tell us who stands to benefit most from the 3D printing revolution. Then, associate editor Matt Goulet tries out four...

30 min
Mar 7, 2016
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Most people breathe into their shoulders instead of into their chests, causing a host of physical problems and increasing stress. Clinical psychologist and breathing expert to law enforcement Belisa Vranich stops by the Most Useful Podcast Ever to...

24 min
Feb 19, 2016
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Apple’s Battle Over Phone security, and Starting a Fire.

26 min
Feb 6, 2016
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Nachos, Beers, Television

31 min
Jan 23, 2016
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Which way is "into the skid"?

21 min
Jan 9, 2016
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Plus, the curious idiot learns to share photos in the cloud and we test some New Year’s Resolutions

24 min
Dec 24, 2015
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Remedies for the bad times that follow the good times.

22 min
Dec 12, 2015
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Holiday Gift Guide

23 min
Nov 24, 2015
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How to Carve a Turkey

23 min
Nov 13, 2015
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Telescopes, The iPad Pro, and Vibrating Balls

20 min
Oct 30, 2015
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Decorating, Pumpkin Carving and Candy

38 min
Oct 16, 2015
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The Final Girls director Todd Strauss-Schulson.

32 min
Oct 2, 2015
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We ride bikes, shoot hoops, and glide to victory

15 min
Sep 28, 2015
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VW's Emissions Were Full of Hot Air.

30 min
Sep 18, 2015
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An investigation into what keeps us awake at night. Plus, virtual reality, Audi's, and Paper Airplanes.

30 min
Sep 4, 2015
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Why you should bring softshell crabs to your Labor Day barbecue.

31 min
Aug 14, 2015
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We stand up for your right to have a standing desk, even if it makes you look weird.

26 min
Aug 7, 2015
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We make stand-up paddle board, and test a breathalyzer with a skill testing drinking game.

23 min
Jul 24, 2015
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We explore what the Inuits have to do with buying a freezer

0 min
Jul 23, 2015
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