The latest advice and insights from Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit member organization that tests products and services, rigorously reports on issues that impact consumers, and shapes policies to keep you safe.
The Consumer Reports Podcast is a series of news and investigative audio programs from the independent, nonprofit member organization Consumer Reports. Each episode will dive deep into important issues facing consumers, who CR works side by side with for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. Together we are creating a fairer, safer, and healthier world.
Monica Brady, Mommy to 3 year old Identical Twin Girls, and owner of Mommy Brain Reports will be bringing you product reviews live on the air! Check out some of the coolest things on the market today! Learn more about some of the bigger consumer issues! When possible, I'll be bringing product representatives live on the air to answer your questions! I'll also bring you a lot of great information about being a parent of twins, and parenting in general! Stay tuned! Join me LIVE via phone or ch ...
A few tell-tale signs.
Improve your strength and avoid bone loss.
How to read that nutrition label.
How to find the best water filter for you. Plus, how to know when it needs to be replaced.
Start by bringing your own reusable bag.
Go, fight, win!
Product shortages and price spikes can be frustrating. Here are easy ways to find what you need for the right price.
Take a stand by reducing this kind of waste and its environmental impact right now.
Don't let this clutter-prone space devolve into chaos.
Bike helmet testing needs a lot of space
How to tell if you have too many credit cards
Simple ways to keep your home smelling fresh and clean.
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Keep these factors in mind when you're making your pick.
Here's what makes the company’s rotisserie chicken so controversial.
Your ex doesn’t need excess access.
How to find a mat that will enhance your practice.
How to decide when it’s time to outfit your vehicle with a fresh set.
Percussive massagers are becoming increasingly popular.
An environmental monitoring test detected risk of salmonella and listeria.
Fresh is best, but what about frozen or thawed?
CR’s test engineers check it out.
Tips for navigating the social network’s latest redesign.
Vehicles are in short supply right now.
A host of new digital resale platforms have emerged.
A continued vehicle shortage can make it difficult to find your dream car.
Tips for dealing with delays, cancellations, and the unexpected.
It's all about food safety.
The microchip shortage is making it tricky.
Ease your way into organizing.
Avoid going nuclear right away.
CR investigates why some front-loaders become a breeding ground for mold and whether the appliance industry can find a solution.
The popularity of CBD, or cannabidiol, has skyrocketed as people hope it'll solve a wide variety of ailments. But whether it actually will remains uncertain. Consumer Reports' Lisa Gill and Elliot Weiler discuss the compound's potential benefits, and potential problems, too.
Squeaks, hums, rattles, beeps, chirps, chimes, whines, thumps, bangs—all sorts of noises come from the devices and machines in our homes, and they are more than merely annoying. Hear how Consumer Reports testers work to find the quietest products for you, and how one engineer works with companies to fine tune product noises.…
The great road trip is a seminal part of American life, whether it's with your family or people you just met. Hear three people tell their stories, along with expert advice from Consumer Reports that'll make your road trip even better.
The CR Podcast “A Hazard In Plain Sight” looks at the devastating issue of unstable furniture and its life-threatening danger to small children. CR releases its latest test results proving safer dressers are possible now. But is the furniture industry willing to adapt?Av Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports investigates the issue of “Exploding Sunroofs” in which sunroofs on cars of all makes and models explode with little or no warning, putting the driver at great risk. In this narrative audio documentary, a first from CR, hear from drivers whose sunroofs exploded as they drove along familiar roads in pristine conditions. Learn how th…
If you live in an area that has the potential for hurricanes, you won't want to miss this show. I'll be talking to Kerry Sanders, NBC correspondent who's reported on many hurricanes, from Katrina to Hugo and more! We'll discuss what you need to do to get ready to weather the storms. What should you do before, during and after the storms? Should you…
Join me as I talk with Tracy Mooney, McAfee's Chief Cyber Security Mom about how parents can protect their children while they surf the "Wild Wild Web" this summer!Av Archive
June is Child Internet Safety Month, and I'm interviewing John Walsh to find out more! Children's Advocate John Walsh to Lead Teens in Discussion of Cyberbullying, Sexting and Other Cyber-Safety Risks at Cox’s Annual National Teen Summit on Internet Safety . Find out about Social Networking, Safety Conflicts, Cyberbullying, Sexting, and other thing…
Join me as I talk to Beth Greer, author of the book The Super Natural Home. We'll talk about all of the hidden dangers you just don't even think about in the house. From Dust Mites to Teflon.. How you can make your home safer for you and your family!Av Archive
Today, I'll be talking to actress Kathy Kinney who played Mimi Bobeck on the Drew Carey show. She's starting a new venture called Mrs. P. at http://www.mrsp.com. It's a wonderful, interactive site that is geared towards helping children love to read! She has a Magic Library full of scary books, crymabies, books about girls, books about boys and muc…
I've been on Twitter asking for anyone who'd like to talk about their products on my show, and the response was amazing. Today, I'd like to feature a mom owned business: Dittany Baby (http://www.dittanybaby.com).. and Breathe Again (http://www.breatheagain.us).. a product that's supposed to really help with those seasonal allergies.. something I ha…
So you've had your EA SPORTS Active for a week now. How do you feel? What do you think? It's a little early to notice any major changes, but do you notice any little ones??? If you don't have one, do you want one? I'll give you a little more information about my experience and talk about the next 30 Day Challenge that YOU Can participate in too! Ho…
Special guest Jenna McCarthy (@JennaWrites) is joining me today! It's just mom to mom chat about before motherhood, pregnancy and beyond. We'll talk about her latest book, and what she has in the works! Join us live via chat, or telephone! Call in and talk with us!Av Archive
Yes, Mother's Day was just the other day... but you know what? It's never too early to start looking for that special gift for the father of your child(ren). From geeky fun to practical. Join me in chat, or via phone! Would love to hear your ideas as well!~Av Archive
Join me and special Guest Lyss Stern, Author of the book "If You Give Mom a Martini" and creator of Divalysscious Moms. We'll be talking about some great Mother's Day Ideas to pamper your mom, or yourself! LYSS STERN is the mother of two young boys and the creator of Divalysscious Moms, New York City’s premier luxury lifestyle company for fabulous …