Sunday, November 15, 2009

About textual harassment

On the last show, we discussed how dating can have it's own forms of abuse. Demise from "First Time Caller" sent me the link for the ad about when caring becomes controlling. It's from the website and it deals with textual harassment , requests for pictures, constant IMs and texts. There is a whole new way for people to be controlled and harassed in relationships thanks to cell phones.

You can check out the video here and if you are a victim of this form of harassment, there is a whole lot of options that you have available to you when you decide to seek help.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Two Married Geeks Episode Seven

Hi everyone,

El and I know that this will not be an episode for everyone. We discuss some of the problems that people encounter that could result in an abusive relationship. This can be a touchy subject and a potentially dangerous one as well, but one that we felt should not be ignored.

We discuss what could constitute mental and psychical abuse and how to identify the signs. Since every relationship is different, we talk in broad strokes about identifying behaviors.

During the show, we list off some phone numbers and websites that could be helpful if you find yourself in an abusive situation. They are:

A non-profit resource

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

Call 1-800-547-1649

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

Anonymous & Confidential Help 24/7

Always keep in mind that you can talk to your Doctor, Clergy, or the Police among others if you need help. To our international listeners, I apologize for not listing sites to help you in your own country, but you could talk to the above mentioned people and they can point you in the right direction.

You don't need to stay in an abusive relationship. You deserve to be happy and safe. Leaving may very well be the most difficult and terrifying thing you ever do, but it will be worth it to put that part of your life behind you. No one should live in fear.

If you know of other places that should be added to our list, please e-mail them to:

you can also call us at:


the links will be posted on our blog:

If you think that this show could help someone, by all means burn it to a CD and have them listen to it.

Until next week, thanks for your support.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Two Married Geeks Episode Six

Two Married Geeks Episode Six: How Do You Know When It's Over?

Hello everyone, in this episode we have made some small changes. The first thing you may notice is that we have shortened the length of the show. We decide for now to focus on one topic per show. We think that this will keep the episodes a little more focused and a little less rambling.

In this episode, we discuss how you can tell if a relationship is over. We have some real life examples, but they are extremes of situations that you may encounter. Then we answer listener feedback, and call it a night.

Music in this episode is from:
The Smithereens - "Yesterday Girl"
Powerman 5000 - "The End is Over"
Lick the Tins - "Can't Help Falling in Love"

We hope you enjoy the new and (hopefully) improved Two Married Geeks!

You can contact us at
or cal us at 206-309-9178

We'll be back in two weeks!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Episode Five: You have to trust them and talk.

Hello, welcome to episode five of Two Married Geeks."

In this episode, we discuss how important trust is in a relationship as well as communication. Without either of these things, maintaining a relationship can be extremely difficult, if not impossible.

We also veer wildly off topic, talk about people we know without naming names, and make fun of each other a bit, then we answer voice mail.

Don't forget if you have questions or comments, you can write to us at:
or call us at:

Thanks for your support everyone, and if you like the show, you can always vote for it on podcast alley, or leave a review on iTunes, under the Are You Serious feed of course.

We'll talk again in two weeks!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Two Married Geeks Episode Four

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another episode of Two Married Geeks. In this show, we discuss possible scenarios that you could encounter on a first date and how to gracefully take the good and the bad.

Our second topic this week is one that both of us have experience in; cheating. Both of us have been the person that was cheated on and we will tell you how it felt, how to overcome it and how to try and avoid being the victim of it.

Also, we have a surprise third topic! We went from listener feedback right into another topic; prioritizing the relationship. What does that mean you ask? That means that it is possible to still see your friends and family even though you have met someone new. The last thing you want to create is a sense of resentment for your new partner.

Music this week is from:
Powerman 5000 - "When Worlds Collide"
Yoko Takahashi - "Fly Me to the Moon"
Lick the Tins - "Can't Help Falling in Love"

Call our voice mail - 206-309-9178
or write us at
If you want to stay anonymous, that's no problem, I will transcribe your voice mail if you ask and keep your identity a complete secret.

That's all, we'll talk to you in two weeks!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Two Married Geeks Episode Three:

Hello everyone, Chris and El are back for another episode of Two Married Geeks.

This time, in honor of the start of the new school year, they discuss back to school concerns and how to overcome them. Cliques can be a difficult thing to deal with, whether you are in one or are the target of one. Chris and El offer some advice on how to look at the situation and how much it really matters in the grand scheme of things. College and work environments play more into the high school clique pattern that you would have ever guessed.

The second topic they discuss is what to expect from a date and what you are looking for in a date. There is a certain point in the show where you can tell, even though the hosts have been mainlining coffee for the last three hours, nothing can stop the need for sleep. Sure it veers off into tangent country, but at least it's entertaining!

Music this week is from
Robert Palmer - "Addicted to Love"
Social Distortion - "Ring of Fire" (live at the Roxy)
Lick the Tins - "Can't Help Falling in Love 12" extended version"

Don't forget, you can call the show at
or write to us at

If you are concerned about people finding out who you are, don't worry...
To quote Janine from Ghostbusters, "Oh, they'll be totally discreet."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Episode Two

Here it is, the long awaited second episode of Two Married Geeks!

In this episode, we continue on the topic of self esteem and address the issue of body image. In the second segment, we offer tips for casual, no pressure conversation. In the third segment, we discuss some great stories from our listeners.

Of course, we try to stay on topic and we are mostly successful. Mostly.

Thanks to everyone who called in to offer their support of the show.

Don't forget, you can contact us at
or call us at

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Episode One: Introductions and Self Esteem

Hello and welcome to episode number one of “Two Married Geeks.” For the foreseeable future the show will be a bi-monthly self help series. (Available through the “Are You Serious?” feed.) We will be focusing on helping geeks and nerds, gain the know how and confidence to confidently enter the dating world and succeed.

In the first episode, we introduce ourselves and give some background on our geekdom and hint at some relationships that we will be drawing their advice from. We start with the basics, self esteem and how to make yourself feel better with a few small steps is the first issue addressed.

Also included in every show will be a segment for people already in a relationship. This time around, we discuss staying in a relationship because it is comfortable, even when it should have ended a long time ago.

Please keep in mind that we are not professionals in any way, shape or form. We are trying to entertain and hopefully help some people along the way.

Feel free to contact the show at
or e-mail us at
Of course we will keep you anonymous if you want.
We even have voice filters for your calls!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Our Intent

Hello everyone,

The intent of this blog and accompanying podcast will be to help geeks and nerds of the world gain the self esteem that they need so that they can feel confident enough to pursue whomever they are interested in.

I (Mr. Chris) and my wife El, are geeks through and through. We grew up on a steady diet of Star Wars, Doctor Who, Alex Murphy, Weis and Hickman books, Ghostbusters, John Hughes, Robotech, Buckaroo Banzai, Jack Burton, and all that geekdom growing up in the 80’s would entail.

People consider us lucky to have “found” each other. I disagree. It is possible to find someone that is perfectly suited to you. All you need is…

Well, we’ll cover that on the show.

The first episode will be up in about a week, in the Are You Serious? feed.
Hopefully it will be funny and informative.

If you want to be the first to e-mail the show, you can write us at
(Voice mail coming soon.)

We can’t wait to hear from you!