Can you top “inside my pillowcase”? Thank you to everyone who came out for Ask a Clean Person Live! My guest was Molly McAleer, host of the podcast Plz Advise, who joined me to help dole out cleaning and life advice to our audience. Things got super weird! Here’s what I covered in my 101st episode:Because this was a live show, the episode is a double-length one featuring lots of stories about messes I’ve made or been party to.
Illustration credit Sam Woolley/GMGWhat do you do if you’ve destroyed a set of clothes while working on your vehicle? You Ask a Clean Person to reach into her bag of laundry tricks and tell you about all the grease-stain removal products she’s got listed in her mental rolodex.Back in November, our very own Stef Schrader took to Twitter to lament the state of the clothes she’d been wearing while working on her Volkswagen race car.
Back in November, Tina Horn, the host of the show Why Are People Into That? !, joined me on the Cleancast to answer some questions about, well, how people who pee on other people pee on each other without getting pee everywhere. Our conversation didn’t end there, as we recorded a second episode in which Tina talked with me about what’s it’s like to be a Clean Person with a very dirty mind. Here’s what I covered in this special Ask a Clean Person/Why Are People Into That?!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".