Episode #2 of THE IDK CAST! Unglued, Idiot Abroad, Identity Theft, Carpenter Bees ,Interesting Facts, & more!

April 29, 2017


The IDK Cast Show Notes



  • Welcome to The IDK Cast # 2  !
  • Recording live from
  • The podcast that shares what we know, what we don’t know, and asks our listeners did you know?
  • I am your Host Esme and this is my Cohost Joy!
  • Today is:  April 28th 2017
  • In this show we are going to be talking about what we know, what we dont know and ask our listeners did you know?



What we know!

This is where we can : ( Here are some ideas)

  • Share something we know:
  • Recipes
  • Advice
  • Something we are:
    • Reading, Watching, Listening too.
  • Something we have been working on or dealing with etc.
  • Share a pet peeve
  • Share a favorite quote
  • Share a favorite uplifting news story we have come across during the week?


Pet peeve.

Babies giving the middle finger.

Book i'm reading

Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
by Lysa TerKeurst
Favorite this month Un glued..

 “God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of

against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way”




Huge ugly eyebrow trend. The drawn on crazy brows that make me shake my head in wonder.



Show I'm watching: Idiot abroad show on Netflix.


What we didn’t know!

This is the segment where we ask “Did you know?” and share something cool our listeners might not have known! Something we have learned this week etc.

We can:

Share a news story about a new discovery or an interesting fact about something past or present

Joy:That some Insurance ‘companies will cover up to 25,000.00 in case of Identity

identity theft is the act of taking someone’s personal information and using it to impersonate a victim, steal from bank accounts, establish phony insurance policies, open unauthorized credit cards or obtain unauthorized bank loans. In some more elaborate schemes, criminals use the stolen personal information to get a job, rent a home or take out a mortgage in the victim’s name.

Victims of identity theft are often left with lower credit scores and spend months or even years getting credit records corrected. They frequently have difficulty getting credit, obtaining loans and even finding employment. Victims of identity theft fraud often travel a long and frustrating road to recovery; depending on the severity of the identity theft fraud damage, the recovery process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years.


Most homeowners and renters policies provide coverage for theft of money or credit cards; however, the amount of coverage is limited (usually $200 in cash and $50 on credit cards). Once you have reported the loss or theft of your credit card to the issuing company, you are responsible for only $50 of unauthorized use.

Some companies now include coverage for identity theft as part of their homeowners insurance policy. Check your policy to find out. Others sell it as either a stand-alone policy or as an endorsement to a homeowners or renters insurance policy which can run about $25-$50 annually. Identity theft insurance provides reimbursement to crime victims for the cost of restoring their identity and repairing credit reports.

Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft

  • Keep the amount of personal information in your purse or wallet to the bare minimum. Avoid carrying additional credit cards, your social security card or passport unless absolutely necessary.
  • Shield your hand when using ATM machines or making long distance phone calls with phone cards. Don’t fall prey to “shoulder surfers” who may be nearby.
  • Always take credit card or ATM receipts. Don’t throw them into public trash containers, leave them on the counter or put them in your shopping bag where they can easily fall out or get stolen.
  • Do not give out personal information. Whether on the phone, through the mail or over the Internet, don’t give out any personal information.




Carpenter bees

These bees have powerful mandibles (jaws) that can dig tunnels in wood. Xylocopa violacea (above), a huge (20-23 mm long), black bee found in central and southern Europe nests in dead wood and digs a tunnel up to 30 cm long containing 10-15 cells. This bee holds the record for laying the largest egg of any insect.

Carpenters are found in many parts of the world, and there is a bee almost identical to this commonly found in the USA. Naturally a large number of carpenter nests in the structural support of a building will cause some damage, but this is unusual.

One behaviour can be alarming though. The males compete with other males to mate with females. This involves them chasing males away and chasing females to mate. During these chases they zoom about crashing into windows, people and anything else in their path. Humans in the way of all this may think they are under attack, they are not, they are just in the way. Males may also hang around waiting for adult females to emerge, and again they behave in what might seem to us as an aggressive way, by chasing other males away and investigating anything that gets near the exit hole. This something may be your head, you will be buzzed around and checked out to see if you are a rival that needs chasing away or a female that needs mating. However there is no danger as males cannot sting, so like much male mating behaviour it's all bluster and show.



What we didn’t know!

This is where we pull 2 interesting facts out of our jar o facts and share it with our listeners!

Joy: Picks one


Esme: Esme Picks one.




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