Our guest this week, New York magazine’s Maureen O’Connor, watches all her dudes pee. And she asks them questions while she’s watching, which is why she’s the world’s greatest podcast guest. Man, the enthusiasm with which Maureen declared, “Every day I discover a new terrible thing about men!” thrilled me to my core. So yeah, this episode is all about pee. More specifically, pee dribbles. Do you know that there’s a formal term for pee dribbles?!
It started, gloriously and ridiculously enough, with Footballers’ Wives. The prime time soap opera, which aired on the UK’s ITV from 2002 to 2006, popped up on my American television set, thanks to Netflix, right around the time the final season was airing across the Atlantic. The show, if you aren’t familiar with it, is one of the most staggeringly trashy and addictive programs I’ve come across in my life.
It doesn’t have to be this way. On this episode of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast, Dave and I are talking all about gym gear. We had so much to say! We still have lots more to say! To that end, please let me know either in the comments, via email, or Twitter, what other gym gear topics you want me to address. No problem too big or too small!
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".