By recounting his experience at a traditional Jewish ceremony called the brit - ritual circumcision of baby boys - Sam draws a surprising admission from Clint about his own experience of circumcision and his ongoing concern about another flappy bit of skin located in an entirely different region of the body. From there the conversation turns towards body image issues, relationship issues, the importance of locking in a 'leave pass' just in case you run into that certain celebrity who is also willing to have sex with you, and the need for both men to seek out some professional help.
Interviews with experts are on the horizon so Clint and Sam attempt to get to know each other better in this very first episode. They discover that they have both worked as youth support workers, are both stay at home parents (Clint with four boys under 11, Sam with a ten month old girl) and both have a passion for writing. Sam's just moved house and had a tough day with young Mave and suggests a 'Master and Apprentice' segment for the podcast but finds out that Clint had a bad day as well, despite eleven years in the 'parenting trenches'. Being as honest as they can leads to admissions of clothes horse abuse, wind phobia, childhood animal torture, insta-rages that filled their imaginations with revenge fantasies, and the moments they've had as parents where they were left reeling, and really questioning their suitability to the job.