Show Notes for Thursday, December 29, 2022


Dear John,

We invited friends over for New Years Eve, but my wife and I are now splitting up. Do we still host the party? Do we both host the party or just one of us? We were married for three years. We don't have children and we are actually still going to live together for a few more months. My wife is moving to take a job in a different city and I was not invited. She said she knows that my current company takes very good care of me and she wants whats best for me, but this was an opportunity of a lifetime for her and her career, so she's going to move. I'm going to try to stay married. I think we can do this for a bit. Who knows what tomorrow brings. Maybe I'll find a job there too and move. As for now, I think it would be awkward to cancel the party at the last minute. We are still getting along fine, it's just awkward. What do you think?

Thank you,

Sad Hubby

We'll answer THIS Dear John Letter on Thursday's show.... and we can answer YOUR letter NEXT week! Simply send a message to our facebook page at (your comments are welcome & wanted) or email it through our web form at Whether we use it on the air or not, EVERY Dear John Letter is answered. We offer advice and promise to keep your identity 100% anonymous. #DearJohnLetters #JohnAndHeidiShow #FreeAdvice

TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thanks to

December 29

National Pepper Pot Day

Tick Tock Day

SURVEYS, STUDIES & SUCH: Brought to you by

If your child is throwing a temper tantrum, it turns out that giving them a smart phone to play with might not be the best thing to do. A study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests frequently using smartphones or other forms of “screen time” to calm a child during difficult moments may lead to emotional “regulation issues” – or bratty behavior — down the road. The study analyzed how frequently 422 parents used devices to pacify their children aged 3-5, and how it affected their behavior over a 6-month period. The lead author said that using devices to quiet difficult emotions is a lost opportunity for the child to learn how to cope with them, and could encourage them to misbehave to get what they want. A better idea might be to teach kids how to respond to a situation like this by taking them somewhere quiet to process their behavior and thoughts, and remind them: “You’re not being bad for having big emotions, you just need to reset. We all need to reset sometimes.”

DID YA KNOW!? Brought to you by

Scientists have created a gel made of human cells that they say can stop bullets, and other supersonic objects. Researchers at the University of Kent say it could ensure the safety of military and police personnel, and could also be used to guard airplanes and spacecraft against flying debris. The protective biogel contains a protein found in human cells. Known as ‘talin’, it “reforms” in response to external forces. The science is waaay to complicated for me to understand, so we’ll skip that part, but I do know that in tests, shrapnel fired at supersonic speeds of a mile a second (twice as fast as firearm bullets), the gel stopped it in its tracks. The breakthrough opens the door to a whole new generation bulletproof armor.


The Film Academy has unveiled its 15-track shortlist for the Best Original Song Oscar in 2023. First-time entrants to the overall Oscars field include chart-toppers Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift, for their respective musical contributions to the films “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” and “Where the Crawdads Sing”. Also on the list are Diane Warren, a 13-time Oscar nominee, Lady Gaga, for ‘Hold My Hand’ from “Top Gun: Maverick”, and The Weeknd, who performs the theme song from “Avatar: The Way of Water”.

SCOOP OF THE DAY: Brought to you by

Condiment producer Hellmann’s has teamed up with hospitality experience company Muddling Memories to create the most controversial cocktail of the holiday season… “Mayo-Nog”. Eggnog already sparks passionate debate among cocktail fans, with some hailing at is Christmas in a glass and others wondering why anyone would consider it drinkable. As far as Mayo-Nog goes, eggs are replaced by Hellmann’s mayo, and a concoction of other ingredients, including maple syrup, are thrown into a blender with ice until smooth, and garnished with a dusting of cinnamon. You can taste the creative creation at New York restaurant Amy Fontaine’s ($16), but Hellmann’s has also provided a recipe to mix it up at home. LINK:

Share this with your friends... they'll think you're really smart!

Diet Pepsi was originally called “Patio Diet Cola”.

90% of all restaurants fail during their first year of operation.

The yo-yo was originally a weapon used in the Philippine jungle.

The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.

If you’re over 100 years old, there’s an 80% chance you’re a woman.

White-faced capuchin monkeys greet each other by sticking their fingers up each others’ noses.


Question: When asked to describe their perfect Christmas morning, nearly 60% of kids said it included THIS. What is it?

Answer: Pancakes

WEIRD NEWS: Brought to you by

A man accused of plotting to steal discarded laptops from a Manitoba dump called police on himself — because he got cold waiting for his getaway driver. Friends dropped the man off at the Brandon Landfill with a plan to break in and steal laptop computers from the electronics pile, Brandon police said. But the plan went into the dumper when his friends failed to come back to pick him up. They say the man broke into the recycling depot office and called police to turn himself in, because “he was getting cold.” The 39-year-old was charged with break and enter.

THE LIST: Brought to you by

Childhood Lottery Dream Home Achieved from Zillow Gone Wild

  1. You never know what’s going on inside a home, part 240923, Fort Worth edition. This home is what every kid dreams of having if they are rich when they are older. $745,000. Fort Worth, TX. 4 bed, 5 ba. 7,159 sq ft.

  1. Don't worry about going hungry when you have 78 acres of oyster beds on your private island. Question: Does Amazon deliver here? They better! Currently under contract at $3,750,000. Branford, CT. 4 bd, 2 ba. 2,308 sqft.

  1. How funny would it be to dream that you didn't study for a test, only to wake up and discover that you're at school! Well your house that used to be a school. This converted school house in Latah, WA is listed at $699,000 with 5 bd, 6ba and 15,880 sqft.

  1. Every home needs one thing and that’s a urinal in the kitchen. Surprise though because this one has two! Currently listed for $165,000 in Ferndale, MI. 3 bd, 1 ba. 972 sq ft.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Brought to you by

If you have a favorite quote.... you can send it to us at the bottom of the page at

I did not climb to the top of the food chain to eat carrots. - Ron White

DeBeers should change it’s motto to ‘Diamonds – that’ll shut her up… for a minute!’ - Ron White

I wouldn’t camp out for five days if I was… camping. - Ron White
(when talking about someone who spent 5 days in line to buy tickets)

GOOD NEWS: Brought to you by

Hundreds Of Pizzas Delivered To The Homeless In Warming Centers Across Vancouver