Griddlesode #S2-023: Tara

In this Griddlesode, Ron tells the story of meeting the love of his life, Tara.

On this Griddlesode, we featured the following artists:

Due to the demise of The Podsafe Music Network/Mevio, we’ve removed all of the broken links and have attempted to replace them with direct links to the artist’s properties. If you are the artist and would like us to update these links, please contact us at griddlecakes*at*


  1. So does Tara STILL not listen to the podcast?! Great story, have a wonderful vacation!
    I know this is off topic, but room mates can do really strange things to you. Mine managed to stain stainless steel!

  2. Hi JTM,
    Nope, she still doesn’t listen, but I have told her that the story is about her. Perhaps she’ll sneak a listen.
    As for room mates, trust me when I say I have plenty of THOSE stories!

  3. Chris (Amateur Traveler podcast) |

    Great episode and congrats on 20 years! We celebrated 25 last November.

  4. cyberjazzdaddy |

    What a great story. I love all your stories but this one had me standing up and cheering. I was also not the smoothest (you say you weren’t but that photo thing was pretty smooth), and had my first kiss miss too (didn’t even hit her face–wound up in her hair!), so I was right there rooting for you all the way.
    But dude! Pics! This post totally needs photos! Of the ones you took, of the one you framed, of you guys then and now. Feed the need man!
    Great way to end the season–enjoy your break.

  5. Da Griddlemaster |

    Chris—Congrats on 25 years. A silver anniversary. Wow!
    cyberjazzdaddy—Lemme see if I can dig up some of those pictures. That would be fun to post!

  6. Joaquin Torres 3rd |

    Hi, Ron and the other Ron! I can’t wait until the next season. I always listen to your podcast and it made my commute to work enjoyable. I love the season ender!

  7. How is you break going?

  8. Thanks for the comment, Joaquin. And Joe, the break is going well. Actually,I just got back from a 10 day European vacation and am trying to shake the jetlag!

  9. Generally love the program and the Tara story BUT, thought the reference to the roommate’s naked girlfriend was not quite family entertainment. Unfortunately, I now feel like I need to preview each show before letting my kids listens. What’s up with that?

  10. Hi Dad,
    I didn’t say exactly that…because she wasn’t. I was trying to describe an embarrassing situation without getting graphic. Evidently in your case, I didn’t do a good job.
    Please hang with me! And if you want to have more of a one-on-one conversation with me about this, please feel free to drop me an email: griddlecakes(at)

  11. Are we going to get a new Griddlesode this week?

  12. Hi Joe,
    The first Griddlesode of Season #3 will be released next weekend. Suffering from Griddle-withdrawal are we?

  13. Hello Ron and of course the other Ron, I came across your pod on Itunes. We all LOVE them. We just listen to the cake in your face one. We couldn’t stop laughing. Keep up the great work. We also loved Tara’s story. Hope you have many,many more happy years. I just wanted to know does she ever get upset by all the time you put into the pod or does she get involed too?

  14. A little one.

  15. Hi Annette,
    I’ve heard Tara explain her thoughts on this subject. She has told people that I have always needed a creative outlet—a way to express myself. Podcasting has filled that role and she supports it.
    I’m a pretty lucky guy, aren’t I?