Stop everything and listen to this charming, hilarious and fascinating discussion between This American Life's Sarah Koenig and her mother MRS. Matthiessen (and don't you dare call her Maria). Mrs. Matthiesen has seven hard and fast rules regarding topics that should never be brought up in conversation, not because they are taboo but because they are just downright boring. These topics include how you slept, your period, your dreams, route talk (how you got from point A to B), your health, your diet, and money. I'm definitely guilty of bringing up all of these topics on a weekly basis! During the show, Sarah sets out to prove her mother wrong by finding a fascinating story on each subject. It's well worth listening too.