Ask a Clean Person

In this 45-minute show, cleaning expert and advice columnist Jolie Kerr shares cleaning tips, answers reader questions and gets really real with a rotating cast of guests about the messes life throws our way. If you're plagued by 'pit stains, not entirely clear on how often to wash your sheets, or just morbidly curious about how clean restaurant kitchens really are, this is the show for you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1:07 2019-09-03
"Programming note! Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast is on hiatus, and will return in January 2020. Bonus episodes will be available on Patreon during the break; to subscribe, go to patreon.com/askacleanperson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy fo...
46:35 2019-08-27
Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In the final episode of the series, they're sharing reader tips, offering help for keeping white bras white and talking a...
45:15 2019-08-20
Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this episode, they're talking about caring for fancy bras and other lingerie. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy f...
38:10 2019-08-13
Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this episode, they're talking about sports bras. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information....
49:18 2019-08-06
Let's All Wash Our Bras! Throughout the month of August, Jolie is joined by Meredith Haggerty for a monthlong series devoted to bras. In this kickoff episode, they're talking about the best products to use when machine washing bras, and the basics of how,...
43:38 2019-07-30
Ever wonder how best to communicate with your Scorpio about keeping his whips & chains clean, or how to soothe your Virgo when the laundry piles up, or the best ways to manage your Leo's hair? Annabel Gat, author of the book "The Astrology of Love &am...
46:46 2019-07-23
It's summer road trip season! On this episode, Jolie is joined by Friends of the Cleancast, Jalopnik's Kristen Lee, to talk all things car care. In this follow-up to Episode 172, Kristen returns to talk about cleaning a car's interior, covering the safe w...
46:07 2019-07-16
Blankies and Teddys and Velveteen Rabbits unfortunately aren't self-cleaning. On this episode, Jolie is joined by Mike Toole, who has questions about washing stuffed animals and other precious and drool-covered children's items. Hosted on Acast. See acast...
43:05 2019-07-09
Having to go to work is already a bummer for most people, but when work involves colleagues who clip their nails at their desk, pee on the bathroom floor or … pick their scabs and eat them?!? … work can become a nightmare. On this episode, Jolie is jo...
53:25 2019-07-02
You know what nobody likes? Swimsuit shopping! In this episode, Jolie tells you everything you need to know about caring for bathing suits, so you can make them last a long, long time. Because if you take good care of them, you won't have to buy new ones!...
50:38 2019-06-25
It's summer road trip season! On this episode, Jolie is joined by Friends of the Cleancast, Jalopnik's Kristen Lee and Justin Westbrook, to talk all things car care. From why you need to wash a car, to what to do when a professional car wash leaves your c...
41:09 2019-06-18
Your baseball caps are filthy! Sweat, hair grease, makeup stains, and oh God, the smell … it's time to wash those things. On this episode, Jolie is joined by Mike Toole, who has a truly vile and legendary Mets cap in need of cleaning. Together they tack...
47:20 2019-06-17
It's Pride Month, and on this very queer episode, Jolie is joined by Michael Gold and Tim Herrera to discuss all the glorious messes from your Pride celebrations! Glitter! Feathers! *whispers* silicone lube! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more...
45:50 2019-06-04
Well! We talked about your feet, and how to keep them looking good all summer long (and beyond) so now it's time to talk about your summer shoes — your birkenstocks, your flip flops, your athletic slides, your fancy sandals … all of them are gros...
22:00:02 2019-05-28
FEET! ARE!! GROSS!!! But they don't have to be that way, and on this episode, Jolie is joined by Friend of the Cleancast, Lizzie O'Leary, to talk all about proper foot hygiene — from just the literal washing of feet to dealing with common problems ...
54:52 2019-05-21
Are you a tote bag hanger-on-er? Do you have a bag of bags? Have you ever washed that tote bag you, well, tote around every single day? If you answered 'yes,' 'yes,' and 'ummm no comment' this episode is for you! Jolie is joined by Friend of the Cleancast...
22:02:02 2019-05-14
Your style girlfriend Megan Collins is BACK to help you decode all those inscrutable wedding dress codes, (what does "festive dress" mean, anyway?!?) and talk about when and how you can wear sneakers with your suit … and Jolie tells you how to keep your...
32:50 2019-05-07
Ever wonder the best way to clean a suit? Do you dread going to the dry cleaner? In this episode, Jolie breaks down the four steps you need to clean a suit at home, no dry cleaner required! She also explains why and when to take a garment of any sort to t...
54:56 2019-04-30
It's April and Jolie is rolling out a new theme month: April Fools! In this monthlong arc, Jolie will be hosting freewheeling roundtable discussions with some favorite Friends of the Cleancast! In this episode, she's joined by Caroline Moss and Dan Nosowi...
22:20:01 2019-04-16
It's time to wrap up Wash What Happens, the annual Spring Cleaning arc of Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast! On this final episode, Jolie and co-host-in-residency Jon Tayler are going deep on deep cleaning the kitchen, with a focus on the major appliances ...
43:16 2019-04-09
It's April and Jolie is rolling out a new theme month: April Fools! In this monthlong arc, Jolie will be hosting freewheeling roundtable discussions with some favorite Friends of the Cleancast! In this episode, Jen Doll, Maureen O'Connor and Lizzie O'Lear...
39:06 2019-04-01
It's April and Jolie is rolling out a new theme month: April Fools! In this monthlong arc, Jolie will be hosting freewheeling roundtable discussions with some favorite Friends of the Cleancast! To kick off the fun, she's joined by Jen Doll, Maureen O'Conn...
47:08 2019-03-26
Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In this two-part episode, Jolie is joined by Unfuck Your Habitat's Rachel Hoffman as they tackle issues relating to beds, cleaning and mental health...
22:00:47 2019-03-19
Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In this two-part episode, Jolie is joined by Unfuck Your Habitat's Rachel Hoffman as they tackle issues relating to beds, cleaning and mental health...
55:55 2019-03-12
Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In this episode, Jolie is joined by Friend of the Cleancast Maureen O'Connor — they're talking about the different ways to appoint and make a...
52:15 2019-03-05
Let's All Make Our Beds! It's March, which means it's time for Jolie's annual bed-making challenge, LAMOB. In the 2019 kickoff episode, Jolie explains why she thinks that making your bed is such a great thing to do, and answers listener questions about cl...
48:23 2019-02-26
It's FebLOOary, a monthlong arc of Cleancast episodes devoted to your bathrooms! In the final episode, Jolie is joined by Alison Green, a.k.a. Ask a Manager, who's brought along some of her weirdest reader questions about workplace bathrooms! Hosted on Ac...
38:01 2019-02-19
It's FebLOOary, a monthlong arc of Cleancast episodes devoted to your bathrooms! In this episode, Jolie is joined by Maris Kreizman, who has Some Things To Say about beard trimmings. They're also covering how to keep hair from taking over the bathroom, an...
39:16 2019-02-12
It's FebLOOary, a monthlong arc of Cleancast episodes devoted to your bathrooms! In this episode, Jolie is joined by supersmeller Lizzie O'Leary, who wants to talk all about, well, bathroom malodor — from mildew-y smelling towels to, well, poop — and ...
36:58 2019-02-05
It's FebLOOary, a monthlong arc of Cleancast episodes devoted to your bathrooms! In this kickoff episode, Jolie is joined by David Covucci, who is FURIOUS because "mold-free" shower curtains are a lie. They also cover strategies for handling mold, mildew ...
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