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56 minutes | a day ago
30-Day Challenges: Where Were You Syd with Aminah Imani
Aminah, the 30-day challenge expert, joins Syd to walk us through the six challenges she has accomplished this year. Starting with a gut cleanse, followed by running 100 miles, then intermittent fasting, a financial fast, a natural hair challenge, and most recently, a 30-day intentional living challenge. Listen and learn how these challenges build discipline and help put things into perspective. And for the biggest news of all, follow @aminahimani to learn about her soon-to-be-released 30-day challenge! Write to Syd at email@example.com. Thanks to Audible and Bright Cellars for sponsoring this episode. Advertise on Hobby Hunter via Gumball.fm.
44 minutes | 8 days ago
Watching TV: Survivor and Cadbury Eggs with Liza Treyger
Liza Treyger joins Sydnee to reflect on her favorite and most relatable hobby, watching TV. From BoJack to Drag Race and everything in between, Liza is a true TV scholar. She rejects the concept that TV is just a numbing tool and embraces the fact that TV is her friend, a very good friend. Tune in and hear Liza share hilarious tv-related childhood stories with Syd, like when she once broke her family’s backdoor just to make sure she didn’t miss the Backstreet Boys performance on TRL. But also, who hasn't done that?
57 minutes | 15 days ago
Comic Books and The Knicks: Bad Dad with Jason Concepcion
Jason Concepcion, Emmy winner, dedicated hobbyist, and ultimate sports fan, chats with Sydnee about his love for comic books and the Knicks. Jason explains why the Knicks are just like your bad dad and gives us our new favorite definition of a hobby, “something that takes up a lot of time and no one understands.” A friendship is born, and someday soon you’ll see Jason and Syd courtside at the Knicks, slurping ramen!Follow Jason @netw3rk and tune into his new Crooked podcast, Takeline. Tweet at Syd @justsydnyc at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your favorite hobby! Thanks to Best Fiends and The Great Courses Plus for sponsoring this episode. Advertise on Hobby Hunter via Gumball.fm.
54 minutes | 22 days ago
Pottery: Squirrel It Away with Mitra Jouhari
Mitra Jouhari joins Sydnee to talk about the art of pottery, patience, and perfectionism. Mitra is a ceramics-enthusiast who feels at home on the wheel and can make almost anything — mugs, cups, vases, even odd-shaped ashtrays. This girl is so good at pottery, she even knows how to fire up a kiln! Plus, her pottery is Seth Rogan approved. Follow @mitrajouhari to sneak a peek at her latest creations and support Mitra’s home pottery studio @pot_LA by donating to their GoFundMe! Also, it’s Stitcher comedy week! Check our Hobby Hunter and other hilarious pods featured on Stitcher’s first-ever Comedy week! In-app or at stitcherapp.com/comedy Thanks to The Great Courses Plus, Munk Pack, and SKYN for sponsoring this episode. Advertise on Hobby Hunter via Gumball.fm.
60 minutes | a month ago
Video Games: Capital G Gamer with Bowen Yang
Bowen Yang chats with Sydnee about his love for video games. From early 2000’s computer games on the family computer (shoutout to Habbo Hotel) to MMO (massively multi-player online games), Bowen is a lifelong gamer. He's got a soft spot for JRPG (Japanese Role Play Games) just like Syd has a soft spot for feeding apples to that horse from Zelda. Tune in and unleash the gamer in you!
47 minutes | a month ago
Meditation: Pigeons Cooing with Greta Titelman
Greta Titelman brings her zenergy to the pod as she shares her hobby, meditation. Greta reminds Syd that feelings are not facts and that meditation goes quite nicely with medication. Greta explains that meditation can be just about anything -- sitting in silence, going for a long walk, riding your bike, but not sleeping, unfortunately. Syd is down for a little peace and quiet, but she’s anti-spa music, and is all about those pigeons coooooing!
44 minutes | a month ago
Skincare: Acting Like a True Derm with Benito Skinner
The hilarious Benito Skinner dives into his skincare hobby with Sydnee. From starting as a secret hobby during his teenage acne days to becoming a loud and proud hobby that allows him to maintain his gorgeous glowing skin, Benito has been through it all. He’s now so confident in his skincare skills that he acts like a derm, making recommendations left and right, as he should. Syd, the skincare queen, is obviously all about this hobby and can't wait for her next spa day with Benito. Follow Benito @bennydrama7, you won't be disappointed. Thanks for The Great Courses for sponsoring this episode. Advertise on Hobby Hunter via Gumball.fm.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Interior Design: The Art of Buying Shit with Dewayne Perkins
Dewayne Perkins, jack of all trades, walks us through his interior design hobby, from Potbelly to townhomes. According to Dewayne, it’s all about setting the right vibe — work vibe, high vibe, sexy vibe, all the vibes! He teaches us how to make the most out of any space and reveals the key to curating a gorgeous home, money! Really though, if you need advice on anything, who ya gonna call? Dewayne Perkins. Thanks to The Great Courses Plus for sponsoring the show. Advertise on Hobby Hunter via Gumball.fm.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Books and Fake Shopping: Relegated with Caleb Hearon and Shelby Wolstein
Sydnee welcomes Caleb Hearon and Shelby Wolstein, the co-hosts of Keeping Records podcast, to chat about their favorite quarantine hobbies. Day after day, Caleb has been busy trying to read books, while night after night, Shelby has been filling up her online carts and never checking out. It’s Online Window Shopping vs. Reading Books, who will prevail? Listen to hear Caleb, Shelby, and Syd discuss their hatred for books over 300 pages and how they each learned the word relegated.Advertise on Hobby Hunter via Gumball.fm.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
UV Resin: Arts & Craft Management with Dulcé Sloan
Dulcé Sloan takes us into her crafting corner and unpacks her cutting-edge hobby, UV Resin. What’s UV resin? It’s science + art, but cooler! Dulcé unpacks her work-hobby balance and shows off her stunning creations -- earrings, rings, trays. You name it, she makes it, but if you want Dulcé to make you something, you’ll have to go through Sydnee first!
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Drag: The Art of Drag and Wigatry with Monique Heart
Monique Heart shares her hobby, the art of drag, and answers Sydnee's burning question, can your hobby also be your profession? If you're lucky, yesssss! Monique explains how she got started in drag and gives Sydnee tips on how to bring more drag into her life. Here's hoping that you’ll join Sydnee, and her cats, as they start experimenting with drag. If you do, post and tag Syd!
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Collecting Basketball Cards: Mint Condition with Amir Blumenfeld
Dad of the pod, Amir Blumenfeld, talks to Sydnee about his childhood hobby turned adult hobby, collecting basketball cards! Currently 4 cards deep, Amir is in it to win it. Tweet at Amir and he might just ship you a case of basketball cards from 1991. Fingers crossed for an MJ!
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Dating: The Story, The Dick, The Dinner
Welcome to Hobby Hunter you gorgeous human! This week, Sydnee chats with her BFF and Twix twin, Marie Faustin. Listen to Marie spill the tea on her favorite hobby, dating. She’s a seasoned dater and, you guessed it, the woman who famously Eat, Pray, Hoe’d her way through Europe.
2 minutes | 3 months ago
Hobby Hunter - Trailer
What’s in a hobby? Sydnee Washington’s about to find out. She’s interviewing friends and comedians about their hobbies every week, in hopes that she can get herself a new one. Because collecting lights, cooking, and starting fights on the internet just isn’t enough. Or maybe it is?
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