This is To Be Honest, a podcast where we take a pop culture trend we know very little about, and research the crap out of it. From holidays to awards shows to random memes, we learn it, you hear it, and we all drink to it. #ToBeHonest #TBH
EPISODE 9: Bunnies, Chocolate, and Eggs…Oh My!
Some of you may be cleansing after a weekend full of chocolate eggs and jelly beans. How did a giant bunny become the mascot of Easter? We look at how some of the traditions of Passover and Easter started.
EPISODE 8: Spring Broken
UW-Madison students and college kids across the country are on spring break this week. We look at the history and detriments of letting a little too loose during the break from classes.
EPISODE 7: Stop Ordering Irish Car Bombs, Ya Eejit
Ever wonder why we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and pretend to be Irish one day every year? Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke discuss the origin and share some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, why you should stop ordering “Irish Car Bombs” at the bar.
EPISODE 6: Day Light Saving Time
The country woke up to a rude awakening Monday morning after Sunday’s spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. In this week’s edition of “To Be Honest,” hosts Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke sit down and unwind the mysteries and reasons for the time-shift.
EPISODE 5: Honey, We Need to Talk About Oscar
Hollywood celebrated its biggest night of the year on Sunday with the Oscars. Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke give their hot take on the glitz and glam of the 90th Academy Awards ceremony.
EPISODE 4: You Win Some, You Luge Some
The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea came to a close on Sunday night. To Be Honest wraps up their coverage of the games with some stats and highlights.
EPISODE 3: An Event For the Ages: An Olympic History
As the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, pass their midpoint, you might be wondering about what’s the deal with the Olympic flame and why do the Games have a torch? We look at the history of the Olympics and explain some of it’s grander, and stranger, traditions.
EPISODE 2: Valentine’s Day Blues
With just a few hours left until Valentine’s Day, tensions are running high and reservations are running out. Tonight, Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke look at some less-successful stories from the big, romantic day and share their thoughts on the holiday.
EPISODE 1: Super Bowl Halftime Hot Take
Super Bowl LII was Sunday night, with Justin Timberlake taking the stage during the halftime show in Minneapolis. In this Hopefl Hot Take, our host Sarah Hopefl shares her thoughts about the performance.