Episodes

Very soon, we will be living together for the first time. We expect to be moved in by Christmas, which brought up this niche but interesting topic. We and our families are accustomed to us being at our respective parents’ houses on Christmas morning. That will be different this…
It doesn’t happen too often, but once in a while, one of us makes the other mad. In this instance, Mark was the wrongdoer and Amanda was not pleased. In this episode, we tell both sides of the story and discuss what could have been done differently. Follow our…
With the end of 2021 in sight, we thought it would be a good time to chat about our plans for the rest of the year and the holiday season. Our lives are more hectic right now than they have ever been, but we are very excited about the…
What a time to be alive, eh? In the last 18 months, the world has gone mad. People’s worldviews are more disconnected than ever before. Everyone has an opinion, yet only some have facts. An incredibly individualized and nuanced situation is being treated with a profitable “one size fits…
We’re filming in our new in-home studio! We’ve had the luxury of slowly moving some things into the new house, so we decided to give our new podcasting space a try this week. We have a ton of plans to make the whole house look amazing and we can’t…
5 YEARS?!?! What a ride it has been so far, and it’s about to get even more intense! We’ve been very fortunate to have spent the last 5 years growing together and falling more in love by the day. There have been good times and a few tough times,…
We’re about to take a big step! 🏠 Our number one goal for 2021 was to move out of our respective parents’ houses and into a place together. We started our apartment search a few months ago with little to no luck. Every place we contacted was either misrepresented…
In this episode, we chat with our friends Jenn & Alec! They share the story of how they met, what they do for fun, their future goals, and much more! ——————– Have a question? We’ll answer it on the show! ➞ Ask Us Anything Buy AM In The PM…
We went on a trip to Ohiopyle! After our time at Allegheny National Forest last summer, we were anxious to go on another hiking trip this year. We got some recommendations to check out Ohiopyle and it was a great decision! In this episode, we recap our entire trip,…
We love food (obviously). Generally, we prefer sit-down restaurants, but we have had our fair share of fast food as well. Because of that, we have some strong opinions of many different fast food restaurants that we want to share. Let us know if you agree or disagree with…
Who doesn’t enjoy going out to eat? When we first got together, we ate out at restaurants almost every time we saw each other. And even now, because we still live at our respective family’s homes, we still go out to eat at restaurants pretty often and sometimes get…
Amanda is turning 24! In this episode, we talk about all of the great progress Amanda has made during her 23rd year, some of her goals for this year, and much more! ——————– Have a question? We’ll answer it on the show! ➞ Ask Us Anything Buy AM In…
Even though we don’t intend on having children for a few years, we think it’s very important to talk about how we plan on parenting. Our goal is to take what we have learned from our solid upbringings and improve on it. We subscribe to the concept of making…
It’s almost time for us to really “grow up”. We’re not being kicked out of our family homes by any means, but after almost 5 years of being together and our mid-20s flying by, it’s time for us to take the next step. We’re very excited and have started…
We’re all human and pretty much everyone has some sort of health-related issue. Some are more significant than others, of course, but everyone has them. It’s an interesting topic that not many people talk about. In this episode, we chat about all the health quirks that we deal with…
Over the last couple of years, we’ve come to realize that life without a certain amount of “risk” is very unfulfilling. Now, we’re not saying to do anything super crazy, but we try to always be open to new opportunities. Risk is a very subjective thing. The level of…
Spring is so close in Pittsburgh, we can almost taste it! We’ve seen way too much snow this winter, so we’re anxious for some warm weather. In this episode, we discuss what we’re most excited about as the weather begins to break and we go through Mark’s secret list…
We made it to 50 episodes! And we’re just getting started! We are very proud of this milestone and have enjoyed working towards it. However, we also want to stress that it wasn’t an easy journey. Like many things in life, it’s taken hard work and consistency. Nothing worth…
We chat with our friends and happily-married couple, Ricky & Emily Vollberg! They share the story of how they met, their engagement, getting married, their honeymoon in Disney, buying their first house, their future goals, and much more! ——————– Have a question? We’ll answer it on the show! ➞…
Love is in the air! We have some interesting perspectives on Valentine’s Day. We enjoy the holiday because it focuses on couples and the idea of love, but we also think that every day should have a little bit of that mixed into it! Don’t wait until February 14th…
We recently heard about the concept of the 5 love languages. Basically, they are 5 different methods to show your partner that you love them. Each person is different, obviously. Therefore, they might have a certain love language that resonates more deeply with them. In this episode, Amanda and…
Mark turns 25 today! Amanda gets very excited about birthdays, while Mark just sees them as another day. We thought it would be a great time to talk about our perspectives on this topic and some birthday traditions we’ve had for a while. ——————– Have a question? We’ll answer…
We started recording an episode about how important it is to put yourself first. Amanda was telling a story and Mark had to stop it because she was saying “like” much more than she normally does. It’s a sensitive and relevant topic, so we decided to talk about that…
We have made some great progress over the last few years and in 2020 especially. We believe that it is very important to keep the future in mind as we move forward. We always want to have an idea of what we want to achieve and what we are…
Way back in episode 16, we talked about minimalism. Mark talked about how it has positively impacted his life over the past 3 years and Amanda couldn’t fully wrap her head around the concept. Fast forward to today and a ton has changed. Recently, Amanda wanted to watch “Minimalism:…
Happy New Year! We probably don’t have to say it, but 2020 has been one hell of a year. There’s been a lot of craziness and some challenges along the way. That being said, we made a decision early on to not give in and call the entire year…
Ho, Ho, Ho!! This is our first-ever Christmas Special! 2020 has been one hell of a weird year and we are so excited to celebrate Christmas with our families! We talk about some of our Christmas traditions, favorite holiday foods, future plans, and much more! Merry Christmas, everyone!! ——————–…
We often talk about relationships on this podcast, but we recently had a great conversation about friends and wanted to expand on it in this episode. It’s an important topic because it’s relevant to everyone. Understanding friendship at a deeper level and working to build stronger, longer-lasting bonds is…
We both have complicated relationships with food. While our current living situations don’t lend themselves to healthy eating, that’s not a good excuse. Like everything else in life, progress in health is a process. We’re documenting our journey and hope our experiences can help others! Mark has been through…
Gobble, gobble!! This is our first-ever Thanksgiving Special! Even though this year might be different than years past, we are still excited to celebrate Turkey Day with our families (less than 10 people with a strict social distancing policy, OF COURSE 😉😉). We talk about some of our Thanksgiving…
As a couple, we have grown a great deal over the past 4+ years, but as individuals, we have grown even more. When in a relationship, it’s crucial to not forget about the most important person in your life: YOU. You each have to lead happy and fulfilled lives…
Hey, all you cool cats and kittens! This is our first-ever Halloween Special! This year, we’re dressing up as Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic from the world-famous Tiger King documentary! We talk about some of our favorite Halloween memories, scary movies, haunted houses, and much more! Have a safe…
We talk with our friends, Brandi & Jordan! They describe how they met, what living together is like, how to preserve your individuality in a relationship, their biggest pet peeves, future goals, thoughts on religion, and much more! ——————– Thank you for listening! Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social…
We started this podcast to discuss real topics about relationships, even the ones that make some people feel uncomfortable. We believe that more communication and openness is always the answer, no matter what subject. In this episode, we share our thoughts on masturbation and pornography. Most people have experience…
Mark resigned from his full-time job and went all-in on entrepreneurship in February 2020. Since then, he has been working hard to build and grow his business empire. Amanda recently asked Mark, “How do you plan to make money?”. In this episode, Mark explains his vision for each business…
We talk with our friends and engaged couple, Elysa & Tanner! They describe how they met, their proposal story, their home-buying experience, what they do for fun, future goals, thoughts on religion, and much more! Follow Wholesome & Fit on Instagram! ——————– Thank you for listening! Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com…
Amanda thinks that Mark is a picky eater. She recently came across a “Picky Eater Test” on Facebook and thought it would be a good idea to play a game. We go through the list of foods and say which ones we would never eat. Who really is the…
We talk with our friends and recently-engaged couple Rachel & Michael! They share their story of how they met, what they do for fun, future goals, thoughts on religion, and much more! They even brought some foreign foods for us all to taste! You don’t want to miss that!…
As of September 9, 2020, we have been together for 4 years! Not only have we grown as a couple, but also as individuals. We started out as immature kids and have evolved into young adults chasing big dreams and achieving our goals. Our relationship is exceptional precisely because…
We talk with our friends and recently-engaged couple Lindsay & Ryan! They share their story of being high school friends turned lovebirds, living together vs separately, Ryan’s proposal, Lindsay’s interest in foster parenting, and much more! ——————– Thank you for listening! Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social @aminthepmpodcast —…
We each have some very important people that have impacted our lives without them even knowing it. In this episode, we list the people that have influenced us the most and explain how our lives have gotten better because of them. Check out Amanda’s influences: – MadFit (Fitness) –…
We chat with our close friends and happily-married couple Dylan & Lindsay Dew! They share their story of being high school sweethearts, getting married, buying their first house, their future goals, and much more! Follow Dylan Dew: Facebook  –  Instagram  –  YouTube Follow Lindsay Dew: Facebook  –  Instagram Follow…
We’ve never been the type of couple to go camping and hiking. However, we decided to ease our way into it by staying at a hotel and hiking a few trails. Here’s a full recap of our recent weekend trip to Allegheny National Forest. ——————– Thank you for listening!…
Our relationship has gotten very strong over the past (almost) 4 years because of some key things. Communication, honesty, and self-love are just a few. We give our thoughts on each and a bunch more in this episode! Also, we mentioned Fueled By Progress. Check it out here: fueledbyprogress.com ——————–…
We sit down with the couple that introduced us almost 4 years ago: Jenn & B! Our conversation covers our history as friends, moving in together, marriage, religion, sex, and more! ——————– Thank you for listening! Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social @aminthepmpodcast — This episode is sponsored by…
We sit down with our first guests: Ben, Sav, and their dog, Scout! Our conversation covers vegetarianism, marriage, religion, the great outdoors, and more! ——————– Thank you for listening! Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social @aminthepmpodcast — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
Approaching our mid-20s and still not living together has a lot of downsides. There are some benefits, of course, but we feel the drawbacks are becoming more significant by the day.  In this episode, we talk about the problems that being regularly apart from each other causes and some…
For the past 3 or so years, Mark has started to take a minimalistic, purpose-driven approach to the items he brings into his environment. The idea of excessive clutter is very overwhelming to him. He believes that if your environment is well-kept, your mind will be free to focus…
Back during much more normal times, we would go out to eat at our favorite restaurants far more frequently. We’re fans of good food and we’ve eaten at many different establishments over the past 4 years. In this episode, we give our thoughts on local and national chain restaurants…
Amanda has had some tough family experiences in her life that have molded her into a very strong woman. Mark hasn’t been faced with as many challenges, but things like grieving the death of a loved one will surely arise one day. We think it’s important to be open…
We want to ensure that the quality of this podcast continues to improve. That being said, we are excited to be recording this episode using our brand new equipment! We hope it makes for an even better listening experience. We truly appreciate our current listeners and want to continue…
Mark decided to shave his legs. He explains his rationale while Amanda gives her initial response and tries to understand why. We also discuss other personal hygiene topics and talk about some interesting body quirks we have. Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social @aminthepmpodcast — This episode is sponsored…
Amanda works as a toddler teacher and has always had a passion for kids. Mark shares that same feeling and wants to give his kids a wonderful life. We answer some questions on how we would react to certain parenting situations and give our overall thoughts on what we…
Amanda has started doing daily workouts and focusing on leading a healthy life. Mark is on a similar journey and is looking to get back into a consistent routine. We talk about what our goals are for health and some steps to get there. Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on…
Amanda cares deeply about animals and has always had pets. Mark, on the other hand, has never had any pets. As the time to move in together looms on the horizon, we discuss our thoughts on whether or not our future home should include pets. Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow…
We value happiness more than anything in life. We talk about what makes us feel fulfilled all the time and think more people should focus on finding what makes them happy. Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social @aminthepmpodcast — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
Our experiences with and perspectives on alcohol are very different. We each give our thoughts on the topic and describe how it has affected our relationship. Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social @aminthepmpodcast — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
We love to reminisce on how we first met back in 2016. We each tell our version of the story, as well as some advice we think will help couples just starting out. Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social @aminthepmpodcast — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Amanda brought up the idea to go on the trails at a state park during the “pandemic” that is COVID-19. Mark thinks that it would be a fun time, but thinks Amanda’s acting a bit hypocritical based on previous events. We give our perspectives on the situation and talk…
Mark told Amanda that he was going on a 48-hour fast. Amanda’s initial reaction was not positive. We talk through it in this episode. We go deeper by touching on how food relates to health, children, and parenting. Our Website: aminthepmpodcast.com Follow on social @aminthepmpodcast — Send in a…
Having confidence in oneself is something that is very difficult for a lot of us. When topics like this arise, we always try to discuss our feelings in a very clear and objective manner. We feel it’s the most effective way to better our thought process and emotional response…
Thanks for listening to our very first episode of AM In The PM! We’ll be sitting down and talking to other couples in our lives to talk about topics and how they relate to relationships. We’re super excited to share our experiences and hear yours, as well! Our Website:…