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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

English, Comedy, 1 season, 359 episodes, 5 days, 11 hours, 58 minutes
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?"Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality.Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
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Ep 315 - Andrew Weissmann Breaks Us Down

Want the breakdown on our judicial breakdown? None other than Prosecutor/Analyst/Broadcaster Andrew Weissmann is here to break it - and us - down! Plus, let’s air out those grievances in the traditional manner - it’s Mailbag! Family Dinner Edition. GUEST Andrew Weissmann msnbc.com/prosecuting-donald-trump HOUSE BAND Steve Solomon pianobysteven.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 314 - Summer Movie Extravaganza: Twisters!

Should you spend your hard-earned cash on “Twisters?” Paula and Adam spend their hard-earned time on the 1996 original, “Twister” to help you tame the whirlwind of summer movie choices. HOUSE BAND Nate Bickford Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 313 - Living the Constitution with A.J. Jacobs

We’ve got Ben Franklin’s ghost on the show, sure, but do we really know what it’s like to walk a mile in his (tiny, shiny) shoes? A.J. Jacobs does, and he even wrote a book about it, “The Year of Living Constitutionally!” And if that isn’t your bag, you can make a new one - it’s T-shirt bag time in “Toni’s Craft Corner!”  GUEST AJ Jacobs The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs @ajjacobs on twitter ajjacobs on facebook Experimental Living with A.J. Jacobs - Substack HOUSE BAND Justin Berkobien SPONSORS Get 15% off OneSkin with the code [PAULA] at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20241 hour, 34 minutes
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Ep 312 - Campaign Finance with Saurav Ghosh

When Paula runs for president, will she have to rely on her own billions to fund the campaign? She’s currently a few billion short, so… now what? We delve into the details with expert Saurav Ghosh. And speaking of tending to details… it’s time for another “Garden Time with Captain Crinkle!” GUEST Saurav Ghosh DIRECTOR, FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM campaignlegal.org HOUSE BAND Chris Erickson folas.org SPONSORS Go to Helixsleep.com/Paula for up to 30% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows! Get up to 60% off at Babbel.com/NOBODY.  Go to Quince.com/nobody for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 311 - Who Are We, Napoleon?

A couple of wholesome family activities, as we all (attempt to) play the party game “Who Am I?” and then Paula and Adam receive a new “Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report” all about li'l Napoleon Bonaparte! HOUSE BAND JP Stohrer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 310 - Fritz Coleman visits our Career Corner

Could Paula parlay her comedy experience into an exciting career as a TV weather forecaster? Fritz Coleman did it, and he’s here to shower us with knowledge! And then - let’s get YOUR ducks in a row as well: It’s time for “Life Hacks with Captain Crinkle!” GUEST Fritz Coleman fritzcolemancomedy.com realfritzcoleman on facebook @realfritzcoleman on instagram @thefritzcoleman on x @fritzcolemancomedy on tiktok  HOUSE BAND JAB heardmusic.com SPONSORS Get 20% OFF @honeylove by going to https://www.honeylove.com/PAULA! #honeylovepod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 309 - Respecting the Process(ed Food) with Dr. Ashley Gearhardt

Our food is delicious, plentiful… and addictive and possibly killing us! We’ve got Dr. Ashley Gearhardt here to walk us through the process of ultra-processed food. And then get ready to exercise your moral authority - it’s the return of the Paula Poundstone Ethicspalooza! GUEST Dr. Ashley Gearhardt @um_psychology HOUSE BAND Chris Ketcham Campbell @chrisketcham SPONSORS Get 15% off OneSkin with the code PAULA at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod. Go to Quince.com/nobody to get free shipping and 365-day returns on your next order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 308 - Family Game Night

No three words in the English invoke such a sense of anticipation and dread as “Family Game Night.” And we’ve got one a-cookin’, with a round of “Password” and then a new edition of “Land Ho! with Toni Anita Hull.” HOUSE BAND Lynnea Eckhoff  @lynneaeckhoff SPONSORS Go to HelixSleep.com/Paula for up to 20% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 307 - Decoding Your Pets with Eleanor Spicer-Rice

What’s your dog trying to tell you? Besides “feed me!” What’s your cat trying to say, besides “I outrank you?”. Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice is back to translate petspeak! And then - What’s black and white and largely nonsensical? Answer: The transcript of a new round of The Poundstone Riddle Invitational! GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice @espicerrice on instagram Your Pets Secret Lives: The Truth Behind Your Pets' Wildest Behaviors HOUSE BAND Earl Levine bandlab.com  SPONSORS ASPCA Pet Insurance To explore coverage, visit ASPCApetinsurance.com/PAULA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 306 - Fighting the AI Takeover with Kelly Carlin

Virtual people are starting to pop up everywhere, but this year the pushback was led by George Carlin’s daughter Kelly, who had her “dad’s”new comedy special” removed from circulation. And now she’s here to tell us about it. Plus - brace yourself for a fresh-baked batch of your feedback from our Mailbag!   GUEST Kelly Carlin thekellycarlinsite.com HOUSE BAND Andra Bohnet www.andrabohnet.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 305 - Learning About Learning with David Steiner

Ep 305 - Learning About Learning with David Steiner It’s been 2 decades since President George W Bush had the courage to ask the question, “Is our children learning?” So now, all the years later, we must have the courage to ask the followup: Well, has they? Is our children learned? We’ve got the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy David Steiner here to help us understand why they is or has not. And speaking of learning, it’s time to explore Lithuania, on Toni and Bonnie’s Oral Report. GUEST David Steiner, PhD Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy education.jhu.edu/directory/david-steiner-phd/ HOUSE BAND Maria Caswell - Baroque Violin SPONSORS ASPCA Pet Insurance To explore coverage, visit ASPCApetinsurance.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 304 - The Wealth Gap with Matthew Desmond

It turns out the wealth gap in this country isn’t just between us and Joe Rogan. It’s everywhere, and we’ve got author Matthew Desmond here to discuss the dynamics between the haves, the have-nots, and the have-a-podcasts. And then, get set for a crafty Mother’s Day - it’s a very special Toni’s Craft Corner! GUEST Matthew Desmond matthewdesmondbooks.com matthewdesmond.scholar.princeton.edu HOUSE BAND Logan Moss SPONSORS Go to HelixSleep.com/Paula for up to 30% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/20242 hours, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Ep. 303 - We Get Unreal with Jonathan Taplin

Author Jonathan Taplin is here to talk about his book, “The End of Reality” and the four billionaires who are trying to bring on that end. And speaking of ends, we’re on the receiving end of your thoughts, and they go straight to our head. It’s “Mailbag! Concussion Edition.” GUEST Jonathan Taplin jontaplin.com HOUSE BAND Casey Bozell @keepclassicalweird SPONSORS Go to Quince.com/nobody for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns! Go to HelixSleep.com/Paula for up to 30% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/20241 hour, 49 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 302 - Disinformation with Barbara McQuade!

We’ve got former US attorney and author of “Attack from Within,” Barb McQuade here to give us all the info on disinfo! And once you’ve gotten the word, how about 10 more? It’s Password: Part Deux! GUEST Barbara McQuade barbaramcquade.com HOUSE BAND Lisa Ford Hirayama Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/20242 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 301 - Out Of The Blue (Voter Guide)

Voting should be less complicated, right? Well, now it IS, thanks to our guests Wayne Liebman and Sharon Lord Greenspan of BlueVoterGuide.org! And once you’ve fixed your ballot, fix everything else - it's a new round of Life Hacks With Captain Crinkle (and YOU)! GUESTS Wayne Liebman & Sharon Lord Greenspan bluevoterguide.org Request for Volunteers  Blue VoterGuide Link Tree Blue Voter Guide Facebook Page  BLUE VOTER GUIDE YOUTUBE https://bit.ly/BVGPharma  DONATE HERE  HOUSE BAND Jodi Rose Crump jodiarts.com Facebook  TikTok Instagram Or you can find her on all social media platforms by searching for #TheTravelingViolinist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/20242 hours, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 300 - Could Paula Be A Sous Chef?

It’s the return of our Career Corner, wherein Paula explores her exciting possible future job with sous chef Mary Cranberry! And then get ready to vent about that commercial you loathe - or at least the ones that WE loathe - it’s our very first Bad Ad Confab! GUEST Mary Cranberry Howley www.smuggs.com www.hearthandcandle.com @hearthandcandle @onlycannoli HOUSE BAND Steve Solomon PianoBySteven.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/20242 hours, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 299 - Blessed Are The Cheesemakers

We separate the curds from the whey, Miss Muffet-style, with Galen Jones, the proprietor of Crowley Cheese, the oldest cheese factory in the US! And then - stay parked right there on that tuffet as our listeners hit us with a brand new round of Show Descriptions! GUESTS Galen Jones crowleycheese.com HOUSE BAND Eric Wolff fusetheatrect.org SPONSORS Get 15% off OneSkin with the code [PAULA] at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/20241 hour, 57 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 298 - Land of the (Very) Bad

Ep 298 - Land of the (Very) Bad Should you hit the theaters to see “Land of the Bad?” Not before you hit this special movie review podcast and hear Paula and Adam’s review of the 1967 classic (?) “Valley of the Dolls!” And once you’re hooked on dolls, we’ll guide you safely to shore - it’s “Land Ho! With Toni Anita Hull.” HOUSE BAND Raymond Horton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 297 - It’s All Fun and Games…

On an (intentionally!) guest-free episode, Paula and Adam lead their mighty teams (comprised of Toni and Bonnie, respectively) in a cutthroat round of “Password.” And then, you pass the words (of wisdom) to us - it’s “Quote Party: Audience Edition!” HOUSE BAND Tim Crump https://m.soundcloud.com/tim-c-832653476 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 296 - Shark Week! with Dr. Nick Whitney

What’s friendly, cuddly, and surprisingly like us? Just about anything, compared to sharks. And we’ve got an expert here to help us understand everyone’s favorite ancient predator (no, not our former president!). And then it’s time for another deep dive… into our Mailbag! GUESTS Dr. Nick Whitney neaq.org drnickwhitney.com HOUSE BAND Pamela Stohrer SPONSORS Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/NOBODY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 295 - Finding the Votes

We know we can win this coming election— we just need to find a few extra votes. Like… two or three million of them. Luckily, we’ve got Field Team 6 with us tonight to do just that! And then, prepare your primate brains for primary education - it’s “Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report: Jane Goodall!” GUESTS Jason Berlin and Dale Roy Robinson of Field Team 6  fieldteam6.org HOUSE BAND Justin Berkobien Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/20242 hours, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 294 - Jon Lovett Rings Our Bell!

We’ve got Jon Lovett from “Lovett or Leave It” at our door, and he won’t leave it until he teaches Paula how to go door-to-door as a political activist. And then we set ourselves down on the front stoop to pluck the mini-banjos we just made - it’s the return of “Toni’s Craft Corner!” GUEST Jon Lovett lovett-or-leave-it votesaveamerica.com HOUSE BAND Dave Santino SPONSOR Get 50% off a ONE-TIME PAYMENT FOR A LIFETIME Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/NOBODY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 293 - The Surgeon General’s Challenge!

Dr. Vivek Murthy advised us to check out his “5 for 5 Challenge” to improve our connection to other humans. Today… we launch upon it! Plus, we tackle the big questions in “Paula Poundstone’s Ethicspalooza!” HOUSE BAND Kristen LeJeune kristenviolin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 292 - The Road to Wellness with Rina Raphael

Ep 292 - The Road to Wellness with Rina Raphael We’re feeling well, thanks. What we’re not feeling, though, is wellness, and journalist Rina Raphael joins us to help separate the fads from the scams from the cults. And then, feeling healthy yet? Well, prepare to help your plants do the same - it’s another “Garden Time with Captain Crinkle!” GUEST Rina Raphael rinaraphael.com The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care Substack - Well To Do HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso kelsotunes.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 291 - Love Gone Bad

With yet another guest leaving us at the altar, Paula and the crew recount their own sordid tales of romantic failure - it’s “Love Gone Bad.” And just in case WE were the problem all along, YOU have ideas on how we can be better, in “Mailbag! Fixer-Upper Edition.” GUEST … HOUSE BAND Emily Verschoor-Kirss emilyannevk.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 290 - Constructing Crosswords with Andrea Carla Michaels

What’s an eight letter word for “Poundstone podcast fans?” We find out with legendary New York Times puzzle constructor Andrea Michaels! And then we discover all the peaceful applications for high explosive, as we receive Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report on Alfred Nobel! GUEST Andrea Carla Michaels andrea-carlamichaels.squarespace.com HOUSE BAND Aaron Baker vgstorm.com  SPONSORS Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/NOBODY. Head to factormeals.com/paula50 and use code paula50 to get 50% off. Helix is offering 20% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to Helix Sleep.com/Paula and use code HELIXPARTNER20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20242 hours, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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Ep 289 - the Return of Social (Media) Anxiety!

Last month Toni and Bonnie filled in for our missing guest, expert Sunny Hunt, and explained social media to Paula, and what could be better than that? How about actually having Sunny Hunt on the show? Yes! That would be better. And then - tales of our former athletic triumphs. It’s “We Got Game…?”  GUEST Sunny Hunt convinceandconvert.com SocialPros Podcast HOUSE BAND Eric Wolff fusetheatrect.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 288 - Heather Cox Richardson Explains It All For You!

Sure the events of the past few years are unprecedented. Except for all the precedents. Historian and world’s greatest contextualizer Heather Cox Richardson is here to put today’s events in perspective! Plus, improve your world in the New Year with a new round of Life Hacks With Captain Crinkle… and YOU! GUEST Heather Cox Richardson Letters from an American Instagram: @heathercoxrichardson Twitter: @HC_Richardson  facebook.com/heathercoxrichardson HOUSE BAND Ben Harris www.soundcloud.com/ben-harris-music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20242 hours, 31 seconds
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Ep 287 - Career Corner with Talent Manager Bonnie Burns

If comedy doesn’t work out, does Paula have what it takes to make it as a talent manager? Does Bonnie have what it takes to help Paula answer that question? Find out on Career Corner! Plus, what do YOU need from us in 2024? It’s Mailbag! New Years Edition. GUEST Bonnie Burns Burns & Burns | a personal management company HOUSE BAND Jean Mann jeanmann.net Sponsors Go to PrizePicks.com/nobody and use code nobody for a first deposit match up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/20241 hour, 57 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 286 - Aquaman and The Poseidon Adventure!

Should you shell out your hard-earned clams for “Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom?” The only sure way to keep your powder dry is to decide based on our review of 1972’s blockbuster “The Poseidon Adventure.” Why? It’s not clear. But trust us as we conclude our Holiday Movie Spectacular! HOUSE BAND Ashley Walchli twitter.com/squonkywalchli Sponsors Go to PrizePicks.com/nobody and use code nobody for a first deposit match up to $100! Helix is offering 20% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to Helix Sleep.com/Paula.  Get someone who gets you. Try eharmony and get started today for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 285 - Pouncing on “Cats”

Should you go see the new feature “The Iron Claw?” The only way to tell is to hear our review of the mammoth 2019 flop, “Cats.” Yes, our Holiday Movie Review Season has returned!  HOUSE BAND Tim Sway NewPerspectivesMusic.com  youtube.com/TimSway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 284 - Alone Together with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy!

We’ve got our actual Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, here to discuss a vastly under-discussed health hazard: Loneliness! And then it’s time to take back what is rightfully ours… it’s Mailbag! Vengeance Edition. GUEST Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA  U.S. Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services  For all of Dr. Murthy’s priority issue areas, please visit https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/priorities/index.html For information on the 5-for-5 challenge, please visit https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/priorities/connection/challenge/index.html Dr. Murthy also hosts his own podcast called House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy, you can find it here and anywhere you listen to podcasts at https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/priorities/house-calls/index.html HOUSE BAND Tim Crump https://m.soundcloud.com/tim-c-832653476 Sponsors Head to factormeals.com/paula50 and use code paula50 to get 50% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 283 - Going Viral with Kyle Harper

Last week we talked about going viral, but this week… what about actual viruses? Can we beat infectious diseases, or are they destined to beat us? Professor Kyle Harper is here to inoculate us with the needle of knowledge! Plus, more Auntie Stories! GUEST Kyle Harper kyleharper.net HOUSE BAND Ron Bellamy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 282 - Social (Media) Anxiety

Okay, the plan is to discuss the next three chapters in our Book Club, then talk to an expert about improving our social media stuff, and then do the Poundstone Riddle Invitational. That’s the plan, anyway. What could possibly go wrong? GUEST Sunny Hunt convinceandconvert.com HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso Sponsors Helix is offering 20% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to Helix Sleep.com/Paula.  To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 281 - Fiona Hill Returns!

What’s up with our buddy Vladdy P, the guy who runs Russia, Russia, Russia these days? Returning champion Fiona Hill is here to explain it all! Plus, remember how we didn’t know anything about Suriname? Prepare to be enlightened by “Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report!” GUEST Fiona Hill brookings.edu/people/fiona-hill HOUSE BAND Casey Bozell caseybozell.com Sponsors To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/PAULA Go to PrizePicks.com/nobody and use code nobody for a first deposit match up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 280 - Auditing the Collection Plate with Cathleen Falsani

They take in millions, don’t pay taxes, and they answer to no one about their finances. No, not the Trumps - we’re talking about the entirely legal business of running a church. Cathleen Falsani helps us account for the unaccountable. And then - well, why don’t we let YOU describe what comes next? Yes, with a fresh round of your finest show descriptions! GUEST Cathleen Falsani falsani.com  facebook.com/cathleenfalsani @godgrrl on instagram and twitter HOUSE BAND Joshua Raoul Brody Sponsors To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/PAULA Take eharmony’s Compatibility Quiz today and Get Someone Who Gets You  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 279 -The Critter in Winter with Dr. Elenor Spicer Rice

Summer is long gone, and so are all the bugs and other creatures we’ve been sharing our yards with. But… where did they go? Not everybody can migrate, especially with today’s airfares. Superguest Dr Eleanor Spicer Rice returns to let us know who’s wintering where. And then - get ready to illuminate your holiday season, because we’re making paper lanterns on a brand new Toni’s Craft Corner! GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice verdantword.com HOUSE BAND JP Stohrer Sponsors Head to factormeals.com/paula50 and use code paula50 to get 50% off. To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/PAULA Go to HelixSleep.com/PAULA and use code HELIXPARTNER25 for 25% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners in honor of Black Friday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 278 - Pleasing the Court with Dahlia Lithwick

How supreme is our wobbly Supreme Court these days? The amazing Dahlia Lithwick joins us to explore the scandals and history that has taken the shine off those once-regal black robes. Plus, it’s time to run for the border - ALL the borders - with the return of “Land Ho! with Toni Anita Hull.” GUEST Dahlia Lithwick dahlialithwick.com HOUSE BAND Ashley Walchli twitter.com/squonkywalchli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 41 seconds
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Listen Now: ‘Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show

Cuddly as a cactus and charming as an eel, he’s your new favorite snarky talk show host. Join The Grinch (and his faithful dog Max) each week as he rants against Christmas cheer and roasts celebrity guests like chestnuts on an open fire. Starring Saturday Night Live’s James Austin Johnson as the notorious curmudgeon and broadcasting straight from Who-Ville, will The Grinch send these famous folks back down Mt. Crumpit, or will they soften his stance against Christmas and grow his heart three sizes? Grab your hot cocoa and cozy slippers and listen along to find out! Listen to ‘Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show: http:Wondery.fm/Grinch_NL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20235 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 277 - Hey hey, it’s Micky Dolenz!

People say we’re monkeying around. Because usually we are. And the only thing that makes this show different, is actual Monkee Micky Dolenz! Oh, and also “Mailbag! Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stickle Edition.” GUEST Micky Dolenz mickydolenz.com HOUSE BAND Nate Bickford Sponsors Take eharmony’s Compatibility Quiz today and Get Someone Who Gets You  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 276 - Blinded by Scientology with Andrew Gold

Scientology. Is it a science? A religion? A cult? A non-dairy dessert topping? Probably not that last one, but we’ve got Andrew Gold here to break it down before it breaks us down. And then, a big welcome to our new listeners from… (checks map) …Mongolia! It’s Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report. GUEST Andrew Gold www.andrewgoldpodcast.com Andrew's Reel  PREORDER his book: Take It to the Grave: Adventures with secrets, cults and influencers... Out in April 2024  HOUSE BAND Jay Clanin roadrunnerproductions.net Sponsors Visit carawayhome.com/PAULA or use code PAULA at checkout for 10% off your next purchase.  Go to PrizePicks.com/nobody and use code nobody for a first deposit match up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 275 - Ponzi Scheming with Steve Weisman

In our continuing quest to learn more about scams so that we can either a) help you protect yourselves, or b) get you in on the ground floor of an Amazing Investment Opportunity, we’ve got actual white collar crime Professor Steve Weisman here to discuss all things Ponzi! Plus, we’re being tasty facts, and so are you listeners - it’s the return of Potluck Info Party! GUEST Steve Weisman scamicide.com HOUSE BAND Lindsay Everly lindsayeverly.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 274 - The (Spooky) Return of Paula Poundstone

Paula is back! And so is Halloween. And to celebrate both, we have Brandon Schexnayder from the Southern Gothic podcast to terrify us with some real-life ghost stories! And then, get ready to (probably not) learn (anything) about plants with another installment of “Garden Time with Captain Crinkle.” GUEST Brandon Schexnayder https://www.southerngothicmedia.com/ HOUSE BAND Josh Honrud and the Vera Vocal Band [email protected] barbershop.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 273 - The Fall of Rome (and Paula!) with Michael Kulikowski!

Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report on Rome was great, of course, but just to be sure, we’ve brought on a genuine expert, author and Professor Michael Kulikowski… and we’re revisiting a seminal NLTPP moment - Bonnie’s iTunes Adventure! GUEST Michael Edward Kulikowski Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Classics Author HOUSE BAND Andra Bohnet Professor of Flute - University of South Alabama Mobile Symphony, Liminal Duo 2nd Breakfast Celtic Band www.andrabohnet.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 272 - Bible Studies with Ian Mills

Ep 272 - Bible Studies with Ian Mills What’s the book on the Good Book? And is it any good? Bible historian Ian Mills joins us to dish on who dished what - and when - in the writing of Western civilization’s biggest bestseller. And then, when the cat’s away, the mice will… pay homage to the cat. It’s our crinkle-filled tribute to Bonnie Burns! GUEST Ian Mills, Ph.D https://hamilton.academia.edu/IanNMills NEW TESTAMENT REVIEW HOUSE BAND Ellis Montes @MontesCreations on TikTok www.tiktok.com/@montescreations @ellis.montes on Instagram instagram.com/ellis.montes/ @EllisMontes on YouTube youtube.com/ellismontes Go to PrizePicks.com/nobody and use code nobody for a first deposit match up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 271 - Money Love with Shannah Game

We talk about the most complicated relationship in Paula’s life - her on-again, off-again affair with money. Shannah Game from the “Everybody’s Talkin’ Money” podcast is here for some couple’s counseling. And then - we know you’re talking behind our backs - and we’ve got proof. We read from your Facebook fan club as though it’s our own Mailbag! GUEST Shannah Game, CFP®, MBA Host of Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast Named a NY Times Top 4 Money podcast www.everyonestalkinmoney.com 10 Money Questions to ask Yourself  instagram.com/shannahgame  Get 50% off up to $20 and zero delivery fees on your first order when you download the DoorDash app and enter code PAULA. HOUSE BAND Chris Erickson Warp Whistles Music Spotify Apple Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 270 - They’re All In On It! with Julian Walker

Does meditation make you vulnerable to QAnon? Are anti-vaxxers into yoga? We explore the link between spiritual thinking and conspiracy thinking with Conspirituality host Julian Walker. And then… put on your Geography hat (if you can remember where it is!) - its “Land Ho with Toni Anita Hull!” GUEST Julian Walker conspirituality.net HOUSE BAND Tim Sway newperspectivesmusic.com  YouTube.com/timsway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 269 - TV is History! With Michael Kackman

Though this might be news to Paula, TV didn’t begin with Perry Mason and end with Saul Goodman. There’s more to it, and Dr. Michael Kackman is here to tell us all about it. And then, prepare to be deceived - it’s the return of “Two Truths and a Lie.” Or IS it!? GUEST Michael Kackman Television Historian and University of Notre Dame Professor  @mkackman https://ftt.nd.edu/ HOUSE BAND Gabe Terracciano gabeterracciano.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 268 - Talking (to) Depression with Dr. Sheila Dowd

Talking about depression is hard enough - how do you talk TO a depressed person? Dr. Sheila Dowd has some handy pointers. And then - when in Rome… talk about the fall of Rome. It’s Toni and Bonnie’s Oral Report! GUEST Dr. Sheila Dowd Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Associate Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences  Executive Director TMS Center Senior Advisor, Center for Clinical Wellness RUSH HOUSE BAND Ashley Walchli twitter.com/squonkywalchli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 267 - Covering the Bases with Ty Seidule

Who’s to say why and how a military base gets named? Well, author, professor and Brigadier General (ret.) Ty Seidule for one! He’s been helping us to stop honoring seditionists nationwide, and he’s here to tell us about it. Also: do you have a cell phone and a roll of toilet paper? Of course you do! Bring ‘em to Toni’s Craft Corner. GUEST Ty Seidule Robert E. Lee and Me tyseidule.com hamilton.edu HOUSE BAND Matt K Evans youtube.com/@mattevans3203/videos https://soundcloud.com/mattkevans/tracks [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 266 - The Account of a Carbon Accountant

We all want companies to limit their carbon output, but how do you measure how they’re doing? Well, YOU don’t. You need a carbon accountant like Ian Lipton to tally up those pesky molecules, and he’s here to tell us all about it. And as long as we’re saving the Earth, let’s DO something with it. It’s “Garden Time with Captain Crinkle.” GUEST Ian Lipton President and CEO of The Carbon Accounting Company thecarbonaccountingcompany.com HOUSE BAND Jacob Miller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 265 - Killer Whales and Killer Theme Songs

What’s black and white and deadly all over? Yes, we’re exploring the mighty orca with the Research Director for the Center for Whale Research, Michael Weiss! And then - you Nobodies have offered us some theme song assistance, and - with all due respect to Captain Crinkle’s musical abilities - MAN, did you nail it! GUEST Michael Weiss whaleresearch.com HOUSE BAND Mark Towns Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 264 - Barbie and Barbarella!

It’s our Big Summer Movie Review episode! Should you shell out your hard-earned dough to see the massive megahit “Barbie?” Listen to Paula and Adam’s review of the 1968 microhit “Barbarella” to find out (for some reason!). HOUSE BAND Justin Berkobien Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 263 - We Got a (Golden Gate) Bridge to Sell You!

The Golden Gate Bridge. How much do you know about one of this world’s most iconic landmarks? Well, you’re about to know a lot more, thanks to one of the bridge’s principle spokesperson, Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz! And then it’s time to get out your reading glasses for the return of our Department of Fine Print! GUEST Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz www.goldengate.org HOUSE BAND Colin Miller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 262 - Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Valerie Young

Dr. Valerie Young is the world’s leading expert on Imposter Syndrome… or so she SAYS! But whoever she is, she’s here to walk us through that crisis of confidence that strikes so many of us. And speaking of confidence, you guys seem pretty sure you know what we’re all about… it’s time for a new round of Show Descriptions! GUEST Dr. Valerie Young impostorsyndrome.com HOUSE BAND Tim Crump www.saccomedyspot.com/calendar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 261 - Casting Call with Joel Thurm

Legendary casting director Joel Thurm holds absolutely nothing back as he tells us tales from his days casting some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the 70s and 80s, including “Grease,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and “Taxi.” And then we do some high-level one-on-one market research for our podcast with a “lucky” listener - it’s our “Focus Group of One.” GUEST Joel Thurm Sex, Drugs & Pilot Season: Confessions of a Casting Director HOUSE BAND David Traugh SPONSORS NUTRAFOL: For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our US listeners ten dollars off your first scalp care order when you go to nutrafol.com/scalp and enter promo code PAULA. LOMI: Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code PAULA to save $50 at lomi.com/PAULA HELIX: Helix is offering 20% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to helixsleep.com/PAULA. This is their best offer yet and it won’t last long! With Helix, better sleep starts now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 260 - Shoot-around with a WNBA Superfan

The WNBA’s season is underway, so what’s happening in the league right now? Nobody knows better than New York-based superfan Alan Barcoff, who dishes up some memorable insights. And, speaking of memorable insights, it’s the return of our “Quote Party”, now enhanced with YOUR favorite famous quotations! GUEST Alan Barcoff facebook.com/WnbaKingpin HOUSE BAND JP Stohrer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 259 - This Old Brain with Art Markman

Why do some people’s brains age like fine wine, while others age like… guacamole? Returning champion Art Markman is here to give us the latest word on how to keep all your marbles. Plus, it’s the much-anticipated return of Life Hacks with Captain Crinkle! GUEST Professor Art Markman Podcast: two-guys-on-your-head HOUSE BAND Lindsey Goodman lindseygoodman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 258 - You Better WORK!

What’s funnier than child labor? Just about everything. But we’ve got Eastman Museum curator Jamie Allen here to talk about the photographer who blew the visual whistle on child labor, Lewis Hine. And then…you like to dive into the details of this here podcast, so we dive into our Mailbag! Nuts n’ Bolts Edition. GUEST Jamie Allen Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Curator and Interim Head Department of Photography George Eastman Museum eastman.org HOUSE BAND Jay Clanin https://roadrunnerproductions.net/ SPONSOR For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our US listeners ten dollars off your first scalp care order when you go to nutrafol.com/scalp and enter promo code PAULA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 257 - Hail to the Chiefs with Chris Whipple

Our Commander in Chiefs need their own chiefs, and the chief authority on Chiefs of Staff is none other than our guest, Chris Whipple, author of “The Gatekeepers.” And then, how much do you know about Ty Cobb? “Which one,” you ask? Yes! It’s Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report on BOTH Ty Cobbs! GUEST Chris Whipple Chriswhipple.net The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency The Fight of His Life Inside Joe Biden's White House HOUSE BAND Devon Lougheed @devonlougheed @devonlougheed www.devonlougheed.com Sponsored by: Lomi:  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code PAULA to save $50 at lomi.com/PAULA HELIX:  Helix is offering 20% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to helixsleep.com/PAULA. This is their best offer yet and it won’t last long! With Helix, better sleep starts now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 256: Keeping Journalism - and Journalists - Alive with Elisa Lees Muñoz

For journalists, it’s a jungle out there - both in the actual jungle and, increasingly, in Anytown USA. So we’ve got Elisa Lees Muñoz of the International Women’s Media Foundation here to tell us how to train journalists to serve (all of us) and protect (themselves!). And then it’s time to wrap your brains around a fresh new set of conundrums - it’s the return of the Poundstone Riddle Invitational! GUEST Elisa Lees Munoz https://www.iwmf.org HOUSE BAND Tim Sway newperspectivesmusic.com  www.guineapigtanks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 255 - Michelangelo: The Naked Truth

Lately we’ve been partying like it’s 1499 - in that certain works of art are STILL too hot to handle. But was Michelangelo’s “David” always scandalous? And what was our favorite ninja turtle’s namesake really like? Professor and Michelangelo scholar William Wallace is here to enlighten us. Or, um, renaissance us. And then - you loved our chaotic maiden voyage, and now it’s time for the return of Paula’s Fact-Finding Fiesta! GUEST Professor William Wallace Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece HOUSE BAND David Keevil makesuwanna.com/home Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 254 - Hitting the Debt Ceiling with Kathleen Day

As our nation strolls towards financial catastrophe with the debt ceiling negotiations, we ask Professor Kathleen Day the hard questions: What is the debt ceiling? And should we be negotiating it at all? And then: we’ve got a new website, and you’re using it not just to buy our incredible swag, but also to share your feelings. Which we will now share with everybody. It’s Mailbag! NobodyListensToPaulaPoundstone.com Edition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 253 - Truth in Advertising with the FTC’s Serena Viswanathan

On this 100% guaranteed best-ever podcast, which can also cure scurvy, we talk to the Federal Trade Commission’s Serena Viswanathan to find out just how much advertisers are allowed to bend the truth. And then, the new segment that is 200% guaranteed to mend your lifestyle - it’s “Life Hacks with Captain Crinkle!” GUEST Serena Viswanathan Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Advertising Practices HOUSE BAND Gregory Anderson pianogregor.com Sponsors BackBlaze: Receive a fully-featured 15-day no credit card required free trial at: backblaze.com/paula  ... Go there, play with it, start protecting yourself from potential bad times! Lomi: Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code PAULA to save $50 at lomi.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 252 - TV Violence with Dr. Cynthia Vinney

Violence on television. The big question of course, is: Is there enough of it? And also - what effect does it have on us and our kids? Should we make Paula stop watching “Breaking Bad?” Dr. Cynthia Vinney is here to lay down the law (non-violently). And then - it’s time to welcome a new member to NATO, and to our audience! It’s Toni and Bonnie’s Oral Report: Finland!  GUEST Dr. Cynthia Vinney cynthiavinney.com HOUSE BAND David Bragger oldtimetikiparlour.com Sponsors HELIX: Helix is offering 20% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to helixsleep.com/PAULA.  This is their best offer yet and it won’t last long! With Helix, better sleep starts now. ATHENA CLUB: Go to athenaclub.com and use promo code PAULA today and you’ll get 25% off your first order!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 251 - Opening the Suggestion Box

Your call is important to us. So is your email. Please stand by, because it’s time for a very special episode wherein we entertain all your entertaining ideas for our beloved podcast. It’s time for Mailbag! Suggestion Box Edition. HOUSE BAND Cory Springhorn http://www.coryspringhorn.com/why-the-trumpet Sponsor: CARAWAY: Good looking, clean cooking.  Visit Carawayhome.com/PAULA to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. This deal is exclusive for our listeners, so visit Carawayhome.com/PAULA or use code PAULA at checkout. Caraway. Non-Toxic cookware made modern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 250 - Our Microbial Overlords with Eleanor Spicer Rice!

The conspiracy theorists were right - there ARE shadowy forces controlling us… but they’re microscopic. We explore the bizarre world of microbes with our superguest, Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice! And once we’ve got all the info, we get more - along with some disinfo. It’s time for Paula’s Fact Finding Fiesta! GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice, Ph.D. Unseen Jungle: The Microbes That Secretly Control Our World on Insta @espicerrice HOUSE BAND Andra Bohnet andrabohnet.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 249 - Pursuing Happiness with Dr. Laurie Santos

Can money buy happiness, and if not, can we at least rent it? We’ve got Yale professor and the host of “The Happiness Lab”, Dr. Laurie Santos, here to drop some breadcrumbs along the trail to Happytown! And now that we’ve made you happy, prepare to be slightly annoyed, as we plumb the depths of corporate minutiae again in our Department of Fine Print! GUEST Dr. Laurie Santos Yale professor. Scientist. Podcast host. drlauriesantos.com YouTube Channel twitter instagram happinesslab - facebook  HOUSE BAND Ashley Walchli twitter.com/squonkywalchli facebook.com/ashley.walchli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 248 - Will Sommer Takes us to Planet QAnon

QAnon - is it a conspiracy theory, or a cult, or are we saying that because we’re in on it!? Will Sommer, who literally wrote the book on Q, is here to explain this fundamentally inexplicable new belief system! And then, speaking of disinformation - your reviews of our podcast are fantastic. But can Paula manufacture convincing fakes? Take our review test! GUEST Will Sommer, Author of Trust the Plan: The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America thedailybeast.com @willsommer HOUSE BAND Ron Bellamy https://www.etowncob.org/ron-bellamy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 247 - Banning the Banners with a School Librarian!

This weird political climate has highlighted a class of superheroes that have been there all along. School librarians: Holding the line for truth, intellectual freedom, and a reasonably quiet working environment! Amy Hermon of School Librarians United is here to talk about the new climate of censorship and how to fight it. Plus, we finally give in to Toni’s insane demands - it’s time for another Toni’s Craft Corner! GUEST Amy Hermon https://schoollibrariansunited.libsyn.com @LMS_United HOUSE BAND Chris Ketcham Campbell @chrisketcham on Instagram https://grouphardesty.com SHOW NOTES: Go to athenaclub.com and use promo code PAULA today and you’ll get 25% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 246 - Your Brain In Love… with Dr. Philip Stieg

Love is a many-splendored thing, love is a drug, love is all you need… but what is it, really? What does love look like in your brain and body? Dr Philip Stieg is here to explain the physiological effects of Cupid’s arrow. Also, you had some strong reactions to Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report on bras, so it’s time for “Mailbag! Boobs, Bras, and Bonnie Edition.” Or… is it? Get tickets to Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone LIVE at moment.co/poundstone GUEST Dr. Philip Stieg drphilstieg.com @DrPhilipStieg HOUSE BAND Ellis Montes @ellis.montes @montescreations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 245 - Elaine Swann on Post-Pandemic Etiquette!

Of all the things Covid took from us, what we tend to ignore is our manners. How do we behave now that we haven’t HAD to behave for a couple of years? Returning champion Elaine Swann is here to school us on the niceties of niceties. Plus, for your information… it’s information! The long-awaited return of our Potluck Info Party.  GUEST Elaine Swann elaineswann.com HOUSE BAND Emily Verschoor-Kirss emilyannevk.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 244 - How to Vegan with Alyssa Fontaine

The endless dilemma for diet- and planet-conscious omnivores is this: “Okay, but I love _____! How do I replace that and still enjoy life?” Vegan nutritionist Alyssa Fontaine is here to walk us down the Garden Path. And speaking of garden paths, our own Bonnie Burns tries to green up the place with the return of “Garden Time with Captain Crinkle.” Or so she says… GUEST Alyssa Fontaine alyssafontaine.com @alyssafontainerd facebook.com/alyssafontainerd HOUSE BAND Josh Honrud and the Vera Vocal Band www.vera-vr.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 243 - Congressional Ethics? with Paul Solis

“Congressional Ethics” sounds like an oxymoron, which is why Former Deputy Chief Counsel for the Office of Congressional Ethics Paul Solis’ old job is so important. And why some congressmen are trying eliminate it, naturally. He’s here to talk all about it. And after we unravel that riddle, it’s time for another round of the Poundstone Riddle Invitational - now with YOUR riddles! GUEST Paul Solis Former Deputy Chief Counsel for the Office of Congressional Ethics HOUSE BAND Lindsay Everly @lindsayeverly  lindsayeverly.com Lindsay Everly - Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 242 - We’d Like to Thank the Academy - No, Really!

The history of film is too long and deep to be captured by any one source… — plot twist! — OR IS IT!? We’ve got Randy Haberkamp, the EVP of the library and archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to talk about all the classic movies Adam won’t let Paula review. Plus, speaking of history, Toni and Bonnie buoy us all up when they lend their support to a particularly uplifting topic. It’s Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report: The History of the Bra! GUEST Randy Haberkamp Executive Vice President, Library, Archive and SciTech - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library @TheAcademy - Twitter @theacademy - instagram academymuseum.org HOUSE BAND Matt K Evans [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/@mattevans3203/videos https://soundcloud.com/mattkevans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 241 - It’s Exactly Rocket Science

Actual rocket scientist Julie Zingerman is here to tell us all about how to make a graceful exit from the Earth’s atmosphere and go bang, zoom, to the moon! And then we go somewhere arguably more dangerous, as Toni Anita Hull finally hits that local watering hole - it’s Toni’s Big Bar Adventure! GUEST Julie Zingerman @juliezingman HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso kelsotunes.com @kevtunes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 240 - (Cross) Checking In with a Flight Attendant

What’s it like on the front lines of in-flight passenger interaction? How do you deal with the angry guy in seat 17D? Why don’t they bring on ice that’s pre-chopped? Former flight attendant/instructor David Johnson flies in to answer our questions. Plus… dim the lights, slip on something comfortable, and think of that special someone in your life… and how much he/she loves bookmarks! It’s Toni’s Craft Corner: Valentine’s Edition. GUEST David Johnson Former Flight Attendant www.drjdigitalmedia.com HOUSE BAND Justin Berkobien Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 239 - How to Become a MacArthur Genius

First, we don’t officially use the term “MacArthur Genius.” Second, there’s a lot more to know about the MacArthur fellows Program, and it’s director, Marlies Carruth is here to tell us all about it! And then, speaking of genius, you, our lovable and perceptive listeners have some expert advice on how to improve our show. It’s “Mailbag! Constructive Criticism Edition.” GUEST Marlies Carruth Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program at the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, recognizing exceptionally creative and inspiring individuals for more than 40 years. Learn more about the MacArthur Fellowship Program at macfound.org/fellows HOUSE BAND Tim Crump www.saccomedyspot.com/calendar SHOW NOTES:  To save 20% off plus free shipping go to moshlife.com/PAULA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 238 - Changing It Up with Jill Schlesinger

We talk about career changes a lot, but how do you really make it happen? How do you manage your life and your money? We have no idea, but returning champion (and author of the new book “The GreatMoney Reset”) Jill Schlesinger does! Plus - we’ve thrown Quote Parties, but what about all those famous quotations that were neversaid? It’s our first Misquote Party! GUEST Jill Schlesinger, CFP® CBS News Business Analyst Author of The Great Money Reset jillonmoney.com HOUSE BAND Andra Bohnet andrabohnet.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 237 - Michael McKean takes Paula “Outside the Actors Studio”

The amazing Michael McKean has to draw on all his experience - from “Laverne and Shirley” to “This is Spinal Tap,” all the way to “ Better Call Saul” - in order to help Paula in her quest to finally nail an audition. Will Paula finally find that thin line between clever and stupid? Fingers crossed! GUEST Michael McKean michaelmckean.com @MJMcKean (twitter) thisismichaelmckean (facebook) HOUSE BAND Casey Bozell caseybozell.com @caseybozell (instagram) @caseybozell (twitter) keepclassicalweird.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 236 - Could Paula be a Park Ranger?

Could Paula find a home on the range, ranging around as a ranger? We arrange to speak to real-life Grand Canyon park ranger Della Yurcik to find out if Paula has what it takes to rescue wanderers and protect pic-a-nic baskets! Plus, we’ve got facts for you - but a few of them are fictions. It’s “Potluck Info Party: George Santos Edition.” GUEST Della Yurcik Grand Canyon National Park Ranger www.nps.gov HOUSE BAND Wesley David https://instagram.com/wesleydavidmusic https://youtube.com/wesleydavidmusic https://wesleydavidmusic.com Wesley David on Spotify Thom Flowers Producer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 235 - Securing Social Security with John Waggoner

How secure is our Social Security? Is it being squandered or is it being kept safe in some kind of lock box? Is it a Ponzi scheme, and if so, how do we use it to get rich quick? The AARP’s John Waggoner explains it all for us. Plus, Bonnie and Toni explore the amazing and troubled life of a man who never made it to retirement age… it’s time for “Al Capone: The B&T Biography.” GUEST John Waggoner Senior Writer/Editor/Producer, aarp.org HOUSE BAND Gregory Anderson pianogregor.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 234 - Spreading the Love at the National Mustard Museum

We love mustard, but what IS it? Where does it come from? Why is it always on shirts and chins? Barry Levenson, curator of the National Mustard Museum, is here to demystify our most mystifying common condiment. And then - we have a show, you have… helpful hints. It’s Mailbag! Listener Notes Edition. GUEST Barry Levenson Curator of the National Mustard Museum mustardmuseum.com HOUSE BAND Donnie Scally combat.musicology on Instagram auralcombat on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 233 - Return to “Xanadu”

Should you see the new movie musical “Matilda?” To help you decide, we screen the 1980 musical mess “Xanadu,” starring Olivia’s Newton John, Gene Kelly, the music of ELO, and more roller skates than you’ll ever want to see on one screen. They call it “Xanadu.” Paula calls it… something else entirely! HOUSE BAND Pam Stohrer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/20221 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Ep 232 - Falling for “Falling for Christmas?”

It’s our annual Holiday Movie Review, and this time we have a special one - the unexpected Netflix smash hit, Lindsay Lohan’s “Falling for Christmas!” She fell off a mountain and lost her memory, and - SPOILER ALERT - you’ll wish you had too! The happiest of holidays to all our Nobodies! HOUSE BAND Jacob Miller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202247 minutes
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Ep 231 - Surviving Disaster with Dr. Caroline Hackerott

When it all hits the fan, how do we turn off the fan? Dr. Caroline Hackerott, professor of Emergency Management and Disaster Science is here to ride out the storm with us. And then… they said it, and now we’re saying they said it. It’s the return of Quote Party! GUEST Dr. Caroline Hackerott, North Dakota State University https://www.ndsu.edu/emgt/faculty_and_staff/caroline_hackerott/ Book Recommendations: Disasterology, Dr. Samantha Montano  Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe HOUSE BAND Matt K. Evans https://www.youtube.com/@mattevans3203/videos https://soundcloud.com/mattkevans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 230 - Wheelchair Basketball: Wheeling and Dealing w/Alvin Malave

We love basketball, but how does the pick and roll work when you are actually rolling? Wheelchair athlete and coach Alvin Malave stops by to give us the Xs and Os on how the game is played on wheels. And then we keep on a-rolling, right into the Simi Valley for Mailbag! Captain Crinkle Edition. GUEST Alvin Malave: Angel City Sports http://angelcitysports.org HOUSE BAND JP Stohrer This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/paula and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 229 - Do the Gerrymander with Ben Sheehan!

Everybody’s doing it - the hot ol’ dance they call The Gerrymander. But how do we get states to STOP doing it and redistrict fairly? Returning champion Ben Sheehan is here to explain it all. Plus, how can we woo new listeners in Portugal? Maybe with a brand new Toni and Bonnie’s Oral Report! GUEST Ben Sheehan blackdogandleventhal.com/contributor/ben-sheehan/ @bensheehan on instagram @thatbensheehan - TikTok HOUSE BAND Kristen LeJeune kristenviolin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 228 - The Butler Did It - Could You?

Paula serves her fans beautifully, but could she serve… as a butler? Star butler Andrew Lowrey puts her through her paces. And then, what does every stately home also need? Peacock puppets, of course, and you’ll learn to make them, courtesy of Toni’s Craft Corner. GUEST Andrew Lowrey precisehome.com HOUSE BAND Andra Bohnet www.andrabohnet.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 227 - Can Bugs Save the Planet?

Remember Aly Moore, who came on our show and fed us bugs? We’ll, she’s back with her new venture, Chapul Farms, working to create a farming ecosystem where bugs turn waste into soil and chicken feed! And if that all seems like a complicated conundrum, wait until we stump you with our first ever Poundstone Riddle Invitational! GUEST Aly Moore: CCO of Chapul Farms Website: www.chapulfarms.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/chapulfarms Instagram: www.instagram.com/chapulfarms/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chapul-farms/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chapulfarms Email: [email protected] HOUSE BAND Doug Peck dougpeckmusic.com  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code PAULA to save $50 at lomi.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 226 - Winning the Climate War with Michael Mann

What’s happening with our climate, and exactly how screwed are we at this point? Author and scientist Michael Mann comes by with the bad news and some surprisingly hopeful predictions. Then, prepare yourself to seek the truth. And the other truth. That’s right, it’s the return of Two Truths and Lie! GUEST Dr. Michael E. Mann Author of THE NEW CLIMATE WAR michaelmann.net HOUSE BAND David Bragger www.OldTimeTikiParlour.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/OldTimeTikiParlour Instagram: davidbragger Instagram: tiki.parlour.recordings Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code PAULA to save $50 at lomi.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 225 - Kicking Asteroid: Are We Ready to Defend the Planet?

Ep 225 - Kicking Asteroid: Are We Ready to Defend the Planet?  Invaders from space are touching down on Earth all the time, but how are we going to deal with The Big One? Planetary Defense expert Ralph Harvey breaks down how we can break down dangerous meteors - with or without Bruce Willis. And speaking of burning questions - you want to know more about us, and we’re finally ready to talk. It’s Mailbag! Insider Edition. GUEST Professor Ralph Harvey Professor of Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio HOUSE BAND Ellis Montes https://www.youtube.com/c/EllisMontes @ellis.montes on instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/20222 hours, 16 seconds
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Ep 224 - Career Window

Paula has investigated a bunch of other jobs, but how do the pros approach career transitions? We’ve got Aurora Meneghello from “Repurpose Your Purpose” to lay it out for us. And then - we’re finally getting to Bonnie and Toni’s report on Ben Franklin! Is it worth the wait? Find out in the new B&T Biography! GUEST Aurora Meneghello https://repurposeyourpurpose.com/ Aurora Meneghello Linked In RYP Instagram RYP Facebook Clients: https://www.marisaescolar.com/ https://lyonideas.com/ HOUSE BAND Tim Sway New Perspectives Music www.newperspectivesmusic.com (A division of Tim Sway Perspectives, LLC) Happy Birthday, Gwen!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20222 hours, 24 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 223 - Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan Schools Us

What is the Department of Education? What does it do? And why do so many Republicans run on the idea of getting rid of it? Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan drops by to drop some knowledge on us. GUEST Arne Duncan www.chicagocred.org HOUSE BAND Zip Dagger @zipdagger on instagram Zip Dagger’s experimental short films Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 222 - Bugapalooza!

You listeners have questions about bugs - and our friend Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice is back to answer them all! And speaking of the natural world, Bonnie Burns and her green(ish) thumb are here to offer handy horticultural tips in another installment of “Garden Time with Captain Crinkle!” GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice verdantword.com The University of Chicago Press HOUSE BAND John Stohrer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 221 - Oil You Can Eat

How can anything be extra virgin? Although that’s definitely how some of us felt in high school. But olive oil is different, and olive oil sommelier Marisa Bloch Gaytan is here to tell us all about its tasty and nutritious world. Plus - brace yourselves - Bonnie and Toni explore the life of beloved entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. in our very first “B & T Biography.” GUEST Marisa Bloch Gaytan www.pasolivo.com marisa_bloch HOUSE BAND Sylvia D’Avanzo www.playbill.com Connect with your partner everyday using Paired. Download the app at https://www.paired.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 220 - Truth or Share

Studies show that when you share an article that you haven’t read, it actually makes you think you know more than you do. Don’t bother reading any further - you’re already an expert on this podcast! Share it! But if you’re still reading, know that we’ve got returning champion Dr. Art Markman on the show to discuss this phenomenon. And then it’s time for some real nitty-gritty knowledge - with our Department of Fine Print! GUEST Author and Psychologist, Dr. Art Markman Podcast:two-guys-on-your-head HOUSE BAND Darcy Hamlin Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 3rd Horn https://www.mso.org/about/orchestra/musician_detail/darcy-hamlin/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 219 - See How They Run

We all know that this year’s campaigns are heating up, but what’s it like from the inside? What are the rules nowadays, and more importantly, are there rules nowadays? Author, political consultant, and recovering Republican TIm Miller drops in to drop some knowledge. And then… how would you describe our show? Well, you tell us - it’s a fresh round of Show Descriptions! GUEST Tim Miller Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell - A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER https://www.thebulwark.com/author/tim-miller/ NOT MY PARTY - Snapchat HOUSE BAND Pamela Stohrer on the Celtic Harp Music for Healing & Transition Program Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 218 - Eyes on the Prizefighter

At a time when athletes are using their platform to advance real causes, we take a moment to talk about the man who basically built that platform: Muhammad Ali. Professor and author Randy Roberts steps into the ring to tell us all about Ali’s amazing life. And speaking of amazing - Toni has convinced us to do another crafting segment! This time it’s pinwheels, only on Toni’s Craft Corner! GUEST Professor Randy Roberts Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Randy Roberts: Life and legacy of Muhammad Ali HOUSE BAND Five-time returning champion, Raymond Horton rayhortonmusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 217 - Frame That Tune!

What makes that song you like… a song that you like? Nolan Gasser, the brains behind Pandora’s Music Genome Project, is here to tell us how he broke music down its core components. And then he helps Paula continue her quest to write a hot Christmas song that’ll knock Mariah Carey off her perch! And speaking of music - or “music” - it’s time for Mailbag! Glockenspiel Edition. GUEST Nolan Gasser http://www.nolangasser.com http://www.whyyoulikeit.com HOUSE BAND Justin Berkobien @jbmale on instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 216 - Unpacking the Court 2

In the wake of recent decisions, we revisit the great-granddaddy of Supreme Court injustices - Plessy vs. Ferguson. Dr. Peter Irons returns to break down this historic moral breakdown. GUEST Dr. Peter Irons WHITE MEN'S LAW: The Roots of Systemic Racism HOUSE BAND Jay Clanin roadrunnerproductions.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 215 - Weight Weight… Tell Me!

Putting fads aside, what’s the real science behind weight loss? Is Paula’s Dorito and Oreo diet medically sound? Professor Clare Collins is here to weigh in on weight loss. Plus, get ready to know slightly more about the Red Sea - it’s Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report. But without Toni. Which should be… interesting! GUEST Professor Clare Collins https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/clare-collins HOUSE BAND Lindsey Goodman lindseygoodman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 214 - Appraise the “Titanic!”

Should you go see the #1 movie in America, “Bullet Train?” Paula and Adam are here to help you decide by reviewing that other gigantic vehicle-based movie, 1997’s “Titanic!”  HOUSE BAND Ben Cassil https://redcircle.com/shows/totallyrad https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/totally-rad/id1527946974 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202259 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 213 - Jill Schlesinger Returns (But At What Price?)

Inflation is rampaging through the land, raising prices and taking names. But what is it? What caused it? Who do we blame? One of our favorite guests, Jill Schlesinger is back to explain this whole economic kerfuffle. (Yes, we said it - kerfuffle!) Also, for your information, we’re throwing another Potluck Info Party! GUEST Jill Schlesinger https://www.jillonmoney.com HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso http://kelsotunes.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 212 - So Long, Long Covid!

Ep 212 - So Long, Long Covid! Now that seemingly everyone’s getting COVID-19, the question we’re all thinking about is “How do you STOP having it?” Dr. John Barrata from UNC’s Covid Recovery Clinic is here to talk about “long Covid” and how we’re learning to beat it. Plus, our listeners throw off their crutches and testify to the healing powers of our podcast. It’s Mailbag! Miracles Edition! GUEST Dr. John Baratta med.unc.edu/covid-recovery-clinic med.unc.edu/phyrehab/ HOUSE BAND Cory Springhorn http://www.coryspringhorn.com/why-the-trumpet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 211 - Jaws 4: Snark Attack!

It’s summer movie season, and Paula and Adam are here to help you decide whether to see “Where the Crawdads Sing.” How? By screening 1987’s “Jaws 4: The Revenge,” of course! Hear all about the fine film about which Michael Caine raved, “It paid for my house!” HOUSE BAND James Ross on the French Horn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 210 - Funny Changes Everything

Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. But those who don’t know comedy history are doomed to repeat it wrong, and completely screw up the punchline! Journey Gunderson, who runs the National Comedy Center, comes by to spread the word about her amazing new institution. Plus - looking for some simple gardening tips? Okay, well, how about some really complicated and confusing ones? It’s the premiere of “Garden Time with Captain Crinkle!” GUEST Journey Gunderson Executive Director of the National Comedy Center  https://comedycenter.org HOUSE BAND Kristen LeJeune www.kristenviolin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 209 - And Then There’s Fraud

How can you protect yourself from being scammed? Well, you could send us $49.95 for our exclusive NLTPP Anti-Scam Beads. Or… you could listen to fraud expert John Breyault, who’s seen ‘em all. We recommend both; John AND the beads! And then… which lucky Hollywood stars will get the honor of playing us in “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: The Motion Picture?” You help us decide! GUEST John Breyault National Consumers League Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications, and Fraud fraud.org HOUSE BAND Doug Peck www.dougpeckmusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 208 - The Land (WAY) Down Under

When Toni and Bonnie offered their oral report on Antarctica to attract fans from there, we had no idea that we already had an Antarctic fan! Nobody and Antarctic researcher Ralph Harvey is here to set us straight about the bottom of the world! Also, you asked for it - and SHE asked for it relentlessly - get out your scissors and paper, it’s the return of Toni’s Craft Corner! GUEST Ralph Harvey Scientist, Antarctican, Nobody HOUSE BAND William Nakamura, Tuba https://www.williamnakamura.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 207 - Paula’s Summer Christmas Spectacular!

Sure it’s summertime, but Christmas IS coming, and if Paula wants to dethrone Mariah Carey with her own blockbuster holiday hit, she has get started! Musical guru Niall Ferguson is here to launch Paula on her Yuletide song-crafting adventure. Plus - you guys sure have a lot to say about that part of the show we don’t do anymore. It’s Mailbag! Cold Open Edition. GUEST Niall Ferguson nialltaro.com HOUSE BAND Mark Towns marktowns.com/essence  --  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 206 - The Coup, Part Deux

Lt. Col. Amy McGrath took on the role of fighter pilot, then she took on Mitch McConnell, and now she’s taking on the job of saving Democracy itself. She’s here to discuss her “American SOS Project.” And speaking of SOS, it’s time to Salute Our Show with another round of your Show Descriptions! GUEST Lt. Col. Amy McGrath The American SOS Project https://americansos.org HOUSE BAND Colin Miller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 205 - Fast Times: The Return of Carl Lewis! - V2

Well, we all trained hard (more or less) and ran the 100 meters again (or didn’t), and now Coach Carl Lewis is back to find out: Who is the fastest human on Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone? How well did we apply his lessons? Did Bonnie ever actually run? All is revealed! Plus: get ready to be showered - in facts. It’s the return of our Potluck Info Party! GUEST Carl Lewis www.carllewis.com HOUSE BAND Aedan MacDonnell HarpMuse.com   HarpMeditation.com Celtic-Rhythms.com - Celtic Halloween Show  BanCaraBand.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 204 - Emo’ Letter Blues

How can we communicate effectively and emotionally in this cold digital age? And can it be done without smiley faces and lewd fruits and vegetables? Because Paula hates emojis!  Our friend Jonathan Bowman returns to communicate communication skills. Plus, you Nobodies have been reviewing us… now it’s our turn to review those reviews! GUEST Jonathan Bowman www.sandiego.edu Jonathan Bowman: Amazon Author Page HOUSE BAND Chris Ketcham Campbell @chrisketcham on Instagram https://grouphardesty.com thehardestygroup on instagram (Serving Middle Tennessee) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 203 - If I Had a (Reasonably Priced) Hammer…

Comedy is a shaky business, so could Paula shore up her career with some metaphorical 2x4s and some good carpenter nails? We mean: Could she run a hardware store? Aaron Lutz from Lutz Hardware joins us to measure Paula’s mettle for our Career Corner. Plus, in Toni’s absence, is it a good idea to have Bonnie go it solo and give us an Oral Report on our potential new listener base in New Zealand? You’re about to find out! GUEST Aaron Lutz https://lutzhardware.doitbest.com @lutz_hardware_store on Instagram HOUSE BAND Gabe Terracciano https://gabeterracciano.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 202 - I Read Fake News Today, Oh Boy…

If you can’t tell fantasy from reality, you’re either a)psychotic, or b)a typically confused modern media consumer. What’s real and what’s not out there? How can we tell? Peter Adams from the News Literacy Project is here to help us sort the facts from the merely fact-flavored. Plus: Aw, gosh, stop it, we’re blushing… it’s Mailbag! Flattery Edition. GUEST Peter Adams https://newslit.org HOUSE BAND Darcy Hamlin Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 3rd Horn https://www.mso.org/about/orchestra/musician_detail/darcy-hamlin/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 201- Al Franken and the Very Dysfunctional Senate

How broken is the Senate? How can it be fixed? Is Ted Cruz something you can spray for, or do we have to tent the place? Al Franken is here to discuss! Plus, as a great man (probably) once said, “It’s time for another round of Quote Party!” GUEST Al Franken alfranken.com The Al Franken Podcast HOUSE BAND Justin Berkobien instagram.com/jbmale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 200 - Right Here, Right Meow

Last week we explored the incredible talents of dogs. This week we give equal time to explore the question: Do cats HAVE any talents? And if so, can they be persuaded to, you know, use them? For good? Can Paula’s cats be taught to think INSIDE the box? Mikel Delgado helps us get inside the feline mind! Also, in our quest to find new listeners, we’re heading to Antarctica. For some reason. It’s Toni and Bonnie’s Oral Report. GUEST Mikel Delgado https://mikeldelgado.com http://www.felineminds.com HOUSE BAND Jay Clanin https://roadrunnerproductions.net/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 199 - Scents and Scent Abilities

Are dog’s noses really that great, or do they just have a great PR team? What can and can’t they help us sniff out? Author and cadaver dog expert Cat Warren knows where all the bodies are buried, and she’s here to help us track down the truth. And speaking of tracking, our worldwide manhunt continues - we”ve got an update on your efforts to find missing survivalist Thomas Coyne! GUEST Cat Warren https://catwarren.com https://www.nytimes.com/ HOUSE BAND Rajnar Vajra rajnarvajra.com    Newly published book, Dr. Alien, is now available Click Here To Purchase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 198 - 100 Meters with Coach Carl Lewis

Paula, Adam, and the gang have run their 100 meter dashes. Who won? And how can we all improve? The legendary Carl Lewis is here to cool us down… and warm us up for our next race! Plus, Bonnie’s Dave Grohl Pillow Giveaway has selected a winner - but it’s not that simple. Why? Because Bonnie, that’s why. GUEST Carl Lewis www.carllewis.com HOUSE BAND Casey Bozell www.keepclassicalweird.com www.caseybozell.com -- Start your 100 day trial and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials, including their best selling suitcases, at AWAYTRAVEL.com/paula20. With kids meals under $5 and baby food + smoothie snacks under $3, it makes trying Little Spoon easy. Start the New Year fresh with Little Spoon. Go to https://www.littlespoon.com and get 50% OFF your first order with the code PAULA at check out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 197 - Crypto 2: The Return of Jill Schlesinger!

Remember when we booked our friend Jill Schlesinger to explain cryptocurrency, but she canceled, so we had Bonnie and Toni do it instead? Well, all due respect to their fine work, but now we’ve got Jill back to make sense of it all! Plus, we choose a new book for our booky-booky-Book Club! GUEST Jill Schlesinger, CFP® CBS News Business Analyst The Dumb Things Smart People Do withTheir Money www.jillonmoney.com HOUSE BAND Jeffrey Hoffman 3 Feet Away Studios Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 196 - Unpacking the Court

What’s so supreme about the Supreme Court? What was it supposed to be, what has it become, and where can we get those chic robes? Author, expert, and activist Dr. Peter Irons is here to explain it all. Plus, if you don’t have anything nice to say… you’re not our listeners. You guys have plenty of nice. It’s Mailbag! Sweet Love Edition. GUEST Dr. Peter Irons A People's History of the Supreme Court HOUSE BAND Tim Crump https://www.saccomedyspot.com/you/ -- With kids meals under $5 and baby food + smoothie snacks under $3, it makes trying Little Spoon easy. Start the New Year fresh with Little Spoon. Go to https://www.littlespoon.com and get 50% OFF your first order with the code PAULA at check out. BetterHelp is online therapy that offers video, phone and even live chat sessions with your therapist, so you don’t have to see anyone on camera if you don’t want to. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/PAULA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 195 - Every Buggy Wants to Rule the World

When you do the numbers, it’s the insects’ world and we’re just living in it. So we’d might as well get to know ‘em. Fortunately we’ve got our returning champion, the delightful Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice here to answer all our (and your) questions! Plus, it’s the return of our favorite party game - “Two Truths and a Lie!” GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice HOUSE BAND Mark Towns from Los Angeles, CA. https://marktowns.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 194 - The Plastic (Oh No!) Land

Our world is swimming in plastic - and so are our fish. That stuff covers our land, too. How bad is it? And is there any good news? Answers: It’s bad, and yes. Dianna Cohen founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition is here to help sort all that plastic out. Plus, get out your magnifiers - it’s The Department of Fine Print! GUEST Dianna Cohen Artist and Activist Founder and CEO of the Plastic Pollution Coalition HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso http://kelsotunes.com/ -- This is your chance to never have to shop for ground beef again. That’s right ButcherBox is giving new members free ground beef FOR LIFE! Plus get a $10 off coupon. Sign up at ButcherBox.com/PAULA and get 2 lbs of ground beef free in every order for the life of your membership, plus a $10 off coupon. Log on to ButcherBox.com/PAULA to claim this deal. Whether you’re hiring for your coffee shop or your engineering team, Workable is exactly what you need to hire the right people, fast. Just go to workable.com to start hiring. Workable is hiring made easy! Start your 100 day trial and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials, including their best selling suitcases, at AWAYTRAVEL.com/paula20. Find Lumineux on Amazon.com and get seven dollars off today! Remember! It’s spelled with an “X” so you can “X” out the harm! Lumineux. Dedicated to illuminating better ideas in oral care. I'm officially inviting you to explore all the self-care goodness L’Occitane has to offer. Choose one or more of their products, review it for me, and let me know which are your favs, okay? Go to LOccitane.com and take care of your skin.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 193 - Everything Compares 2 U

How are we doing? How do we measure up to the competition? Or is the better question - should we measure up to the competition? Psychologist Dr. Art Markman is here to discuss our need to compare ourselves to others, but are we really the best podcast he’s been on? We’re worried! Plus - she’s been wrong before, but she’s also been wronged! Bonnie Burns is vindicated in…“Captain Crinkle’s Revenge!” GUEST Author and Psychologist, Dr. Art Markman Podcast:two-guys-on-your-head HOUSE BAND Four-time returning champion, Raymond Horton rayhortonmusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 192 - The Electoral College Dropout

What is the Electoral College, how does it work, and how can we make it stop working like that? Professor Kermit Roosevelt is here to help us unravel US democracy’s oldest, knottiest problem. And then it’s time to share our - and your - worst employee experiences in “Tales From The Service Industry!” SHOW NOTES How May I Help You!?! GUEST Author and Constitutional Law Professor, Kermit Roosevelt  New Book... The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America's Story Click to Pre-Order HOUSE BAND Pamela Stohrer from Francestown, NH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 191 - Oy, the Vault!

Remember banks? Those places where you used to store your cash and fantasize about robbing? Well, they still exist, even though they’re no longer especially good for storing your cash OR robbing! Banker David Patrone is here to tell us all about it. Then we go from billions to Brazilians - as we head to South America to find new listeners in a brand new Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report! GUEST Banker, Dave Patrone HOUSE BAND Guitarist, Harry Orlove from Los Angeles, CA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 190 - The Oyster is Your World

Is it possible to love someone or something that you know almost nothing about? It’s VERY possible if we’re talking about oysters. But today we’re going to fix that. International oyster expert Julie Qiu is here to set us all straight about everyone’s favorite (or second favorite) bivalve mollusk. Plus, you’re all up in our business for a round of Mailbag! Busybody Edition. GUEST Julie Qiu www.inahalfshell.com HOUSE BAND Sylvia D'Avanzo It’s never too late or too early to start taking iwi. Go to iwilife.com/paula and use code PAULA to save 30% on your first purchase of any iwi product. This is your chance to never have to shop for ground beef again. That’s right ButcherBox is giving new members free ground beef FOR LIFE! Plus get a $10 off coupon. Sign up at ButcherBox.com/PAULA and get 2 lbs of ground beef free in every order for the life of your membership, plus a $10 off coupon. Log on to ButcherBox.com/PAULA to claim this deal. BetterHelp is online therapy that offers video, phone and even live chat sessions with your therapist, so you don’t have to see anyone on camera if you don’t want to. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/PAULA. Discover your inner Tom Boy. And let me get you started with my special discount. Go to TomBoyX.com and enter code PAULA to get an extra 20% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 189 - The Climes They Are a-Changin’

Ep 189 - The Climes They Are a-Changin’ What’s driving climate change, and is the answer literally “Driving?” Paula and Adam welcome climate scientist Peter Kalmus to give us the latest on the ongoing disaster. But don’t worry - there are also jokes! Also, there’s “Who’s Miss Quotey-Pants Now?” - a week late but worth the wait! GUEST Peter Kalmus Climate Scientist https://peterkalmus.net/  HOUSE BAND Ellis Montes Crumhorn/Baroque Bassoon https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztQkedkbWFNOMhu_VZeOcg Start your 100 day trial and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials, including their best selling suitcases, at AWAYTRAVEL.com/paula20. If you head to REELPAPER.com/PAULA and sign up for a subscription using my code PAULA at checkout, you’ll automatically get 30% off your first order plus FREE SHIPPING. Find Lumineux on Amazon.com and get seven dollars off today! Remember! It’s spelled with an “X” so you can “X” out the harm! Lumineux. Dedicated to illuminating better ideas in oral care. Whether you’re hiring for your coffee shop or your engineering team, Workable is exactly what you need to hire the right people, fast. Just go to workable.com to start hiring. Workable is hiring made easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 188 - Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger go Outside the Actors Studio

What? You read the title. Shouldn’t that be enough? Meredith and Patton, who now have a podcast of their own (“Did You Get My Text”) are here, and they’re ready to help take Paula’s acting game to the next level. Plus - spoiler alert - there’s another segment that we won’t get to because hanging with those two lovely people was too much fun! GUESTS Meredith Salenger and Patton Oswalt https://starburns.audio/podcasts/did-you-get-my-text/  HOUSE BAND Colin Miller Guitar It’s never too late –or too early! –to start taking iwi.Go to iwiLife.com/paula and use code PAULA to save 30% on your first purchase of any iwi product. This episode is sponsored by BioTrust’s Ageless Multi-Collagen supplements. Who doesn’t want to look and feel younger? Collagen is the KEY! Go to BioTrust.com/PAULA to get your special offer of up to 51% Off Today! Helix is offering up to 200 dollars off ALL mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at helixsleep.com/paula. Whether you’re hiring for your coffee shop or your engineering team, Workable is exactly what you need to hire the right people, fast. Start hiring today with a 15 day risk free trial at workable.com. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Nobody's get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/paula. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 187 - Decrypting Crypto

Are you as confused about cryptocurrency as we are? Well, we’ve booked returning champion Jill Schlesinger to explain it all for us! At least, that’s the plan. What happens is… Well, best that you hear it for yourself. Also, as Jimi Hendrix sang, “Scuse me, while I kiss this guy!” It’s time for Misheard Song Lyrics! GUEST “Jill Schlesinger” MUSICIAN Kristin LeJeune Violin kristenviolin.com Hit the new year in stride with a fresh pair of Rothy's. New customers get $20 off their first purchase at rothys.com/nobody. Get your next delicious bowl of guilt-free cereal at magicspoon.com/paula use the code PAULA to save five dollars off.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 186 - Project Funway

You what’s totally in right now? Well, we don’t. We don’t have a clue. Fortunately, we DO have fashion designer Hogan McLaughlin on hand to school Paula and Adam in all things Fashion-related! Plus, it’s the return of your favorite game that is 33% BS - it’s “Two Truths and a Lie!” GUEST Hogan McLaughlin http://hogan-mclaughlin.com/ HOUSE BAND David Bragger oldtimetikiparlour.com It's never too late -- or too early to start taking iwi. Go to iwilife.com/paula and use code PAULA to save 30% on your first purchase of any iwi product. Discover your inner-Tom Boy and let me get you started with my special discount. Go to TomBoyX.com and enter code PAULA to get an extra 20% off. BioTrust's Ageless Multi-Collagen proteins provides you with the five types of collagen need to support the entire anti-aging process. Go to BioTrust.com/PAULA to get your special offer of up to 51% off today! See why over 2 million people have used BetterHelp online therapy. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/Paula. I love how my smile looks and I know you'll love Lumineuxs as much as I do, too! Get 15% off your first order today by going to GetLumineux.com/paula and use code paula. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 185 - Paula’s Podcast of Horror!

Sure, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. But fear itself can be pretty damned scary! What is fear? What’s it good for (besides Stephen King’s bank account!)? Michelle Massi from Anxiety Therapy LA is back… AND SHE’S A WEREWOLF!! Just kidding - she’s here to talk about fear. Also, if fear is caused by ignorance, you’ll have less to be afraid of once we enlighten you with another Potluck Info Party! GUEST Michelle Massi, LMFT Director, Anxiety Therapy L.A. anxietytherapyla.com HOUSE BAND Kevin Burke Guitar Podcast:  https://link.chtbl.com/DadBandLand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 184 - This Is The Story Of The Hurricane

You know what really blows? Hurricanes! And we’ve got the Hurricane Man himself, Josh Morgerman, to tell us all about the most destructive of all storm systems - and the coolest (at least to Josh!). Plus, Poppa’s got a brand new… Mailbag! Returning Champions Edition. GUEST Josh Morgerman Host of Hurricane Man (BBC) HOUSE BAND Carey Frank Ukulele www.careyfrank.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 183 - Henry Winkler Goes Outside the Actor’s Studio

He might play an acting teacher on “Barry,” but tonight Henry Winkler actually gets to teach the craft to Paula. Yes, you read that right - we’ve got The Fonz on board for sparkling conversation and another installment of Outside the Actor’s Studio! Plus, the first rule of Fight Club Book Club is that we continue to talk about “Fight Club.” In our Book Club. Guest Henry Winkler House Band Zack Ford, piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 182 - The Money of Colors

The thing about priceless art is that there is always a price. But who decides what that price is? And how do the deciders decide what they decide? For what it’s worth, art appraiser Kevin Zweyer Anderson is here to tell us what it’s worth. Also it’s time for another Mailbag! Captain Crinkle Edition. Guest Kevin Zweyer Anderson Anderson Fine Art Appraisals http://www.art-appraisals.net/ House Band Adam McDonough Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 181 - Between The Rock and “Love Hard” Place

Our holiday movie festival continues with a review of another Netflix Original, “Red Notice.” Are The Rock and Ryan Reynolds worth all that money? Is the movie at least better than last week’s “Love Hard?” Paula and Adam help you ring in the New Year with cinematic recommendations and good will towards all (except the people who made “Love Hard”). HOUSE BAND Andy Cohen Whistler andywhistles.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 180 - The Fall of the RomCom Empire

On a Very Special Holiday Episode, Paula and Adam review a brand new movie so you can decide whether to brighten your holiday with it or not. The movie? The romantic comedy “Love Hard,” which is streaming on Netflix right now. Alternatively, you could watch it first and then enjoy our review, but we are not responsible for how THAT’ll work out for you! HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso Piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202155 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 179 - We Serve You Billie Jean King!

Yes, you read it right. Billie Jean King - tennis legend, women’s sports pioneer, activist and social icon… she’s on the show! Also, if there’s time, we’ll get to another iconic woman in history: It’s Mailbag! Captain Crinkle Edition GUEST Billie Jean King https://www.billiejeanking.com/  HOUSE BAND Rajnar Vajra http://rajnarvajra.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 178 - Lit Crit - Hit It or Quit It?

Our beloved Book Club has already featured one Great Novel that was kind of a snooze, and one International Bestseller that completely sucked. But who’s to say? What makes a book great, and what makes it “a classic,” and - most importantly - how can we sound smart at parties when literature comes up? The University of Chicago’s Dr. Timothy Campbell is here to sort it all out. Plus, open wide - it’s time for another tasty round of Potluck Info Party! GUEST Dr. Timothy Campbell Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies Department of English Language & Literature and the College University of Chicago HOUSE BAND Chris Mogni Piano. trydeco.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 177 - It’s Our 177th Episode!!

Wow! Episode 177 - what a milestone! We kick off the celebration with some big birds - crows, to be precise. Ornithologist Dr. Brian O’Shea drops by to fill us in on those ubiquitous, clever creatures. Then - sure we’ve done 177 episodes together, and that’s a special thing, but how well do we really know each other? We play “Two Truths and a Lie” to find out! Guest Dr. Brian O’Shea Collections Manager for Ornithology & Bird Curator North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences https://naturalsciences.org/ House Band Ellis Montes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztQkedkbWFNOMhu_VZeOcg @Ellis.Montes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 176 - Stacks and Stones

If this “comedy” thing doesn’t work out for her, could Paula make it as a librarian? Adam may think he already has that answer, but the only opinion that matters is that of our guest - Librarian Emily Aaronson joins us for “Career Corner!” Plus, you’ve got some constructive criticism, and we’re going to take it in the spirit that it was intended. No, really. It’s Mailbag! Helpful Hints Edition. Guest: Emily Aaronson Adult Librarian, Studio City Branch Library of the Los Angeles Public Library System House band: Katie Triplett  Toy Piano For bookings and online music lessons in voice, piano and ukulele, you can contact me at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 175 - Fiona Hill Told You So

Remember the impeachment? No, the first one. The one where the former president told Ukraine, “Nice country. Shame if anything should happen to it…” Yes, that one. Fiona Hill remembers, and she’s here to tell us about her White House memories. Also… what? Do you need more? Push “Play!” GUEST Fiona Hill Former National Security Council official and author of the New York Times bestseller THERE IS NOTHING FOR YOU HERE House Band Cory Springhorn Trumpet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 174 - Our Ethics Investigation

Yes, your favorite podcast is caught up in an ethics investigation… in that we are investigating ethics! UCLA Philosophy Professor Pamela Hieronymi is here to discuss where our ideas of Right and Wrong come from, and what to do with those ideas once we have ‘em. Also - at long last, we’re done with “Eat, Pray, Love” - join us for the thrilling conclusion! Plus, Bonnie and Toni offer an oral report on Eritrea. Why? Well, we have to find new listeners somewhere, right? GUEST Dr. Pamela Hieronymi Professor in the Department of Philosophy, UCLA HOUSE BAND Matt Evans from Santa Barbara, CA Marimba & Electric Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 173 - How Doesn’t Your Garden Grow?

When it comes to tending our gardens, Paula and Adam have two left thumbs. Each. So, a total of four non-green thumbs. But MSU’s Dr. Nate Walton is here to help us weed out all our bad gardening ideas. And get out your magnifying glass - it’s time for another visit to our Department of Fine Print. GUEST Dr. Nate Walton Consumer Horticulture Instructor Michigan State University’s Extension Program https://www.canr.msu.edu/people/nathaniel_walton  HOUSE BAND Tim Crump from Sacramento, CA Piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 172 - I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen…

Paula’s been sounding the alarm about screen addiction for years, but nobody listened, because, well, nobody listens to Paula Poundstone. Also we were too busy staring at our phones. But we’ve got Dr. Hillarie Cash from the reSTART Center on hand to help us navigate this now-undeniable problem. Also, after a tragic and unforeseen one week delay… it’s Mailbag! Positivity Edition. GUEST Dr. Hilarie Cash Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer reSTART Center for Digital Technology Sustainability https://www.restartlife.com/ HOUSE BAND Kathleen Strahm Violin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 171: The One with Jon Lovett

Jon Lovett, from the wonderful “Pod Save America” and “Lovett or Leave It” podcasts takes a break from podcasting to be on our podcast! And what do we talk about? Podcasting! But also other stuff, like government and politics and the possibility of an inter-show basketball league. But remember, OUR podcast is still the only one where you can hear four people grouse their way through “Eat, Pray, Love!” GUEST Jon Lovett Host Lovett or Leave It and Pod Save America https://crooked.com/events/ HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso Piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 170 - John Cleese is On This Show!

The legendary John Cleese joins us for In— Wait, why are you even reading this? John Cleese is on this show! Go listen to it! It’s John Cleese, fer godsakes! John. Cleese. Go! GUEST Corey Feldman (just kidding it’s JOHN CLEESE!) uniquelives.com/john-cleese-america HOUSE BAND Lindsey Goodman (who can be heard when JOHN CLEESE isn’t talking!) Flute www.lindseygoodman.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 169 - Difficult People (not us!)

We’re going back into the world after a long pandemic. And it’s great. Except… how do we deal with… you know… people? Dr. Jonathan Bowman returns to the show to help us deal with people now that we have to. Also, what have other people said about stuff? Find out on our Quote Party! GUEST Jonathan Bowman, PhD Professor, Communication Studies University of San Diego HOUSE BAND Aedan MacDonnell Harp https://harpmuse.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 168 - Filling Our Tank

We all think, but only some of us are paid to do so in a tank. What IS a think tank? Are their good tanks and bad tanks? Do they come with cute miniatures of divers, or is that just fish tanks? Brett Theodos from the Urban Institute is here to answer all our questions. And then we answer all YOUR questions - it’s the first NLTPP Q&A! GUEST Brett Theodos Senior Fellow and Director of the Community Economic Development Hub The Urban Institute https://www.urban.org/ HOUSE BAND Raymond Horton Euphonium http://www.rayhortonmusic.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 167 - A Money Thing Happened on the Way to the Podcast

Should Paula try to pick up that hard-to-get-at dime? Okay, and should she audit the Fed? Emmy and Gracie Award-winning Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger is here to answer all our economic questions, both macro and, well, SUPER micro. And, if that’s not enough learnin’ for ya, it’s also time for our Potluck Info Party! GUEST Jill Schlesinger Emmy Award Winning and Gracie Award Winning Business Analyst CBS News https://www.jillonmoney.com/  HOUSE BAND Jay Clanin Flugelhorn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 166 - Feelin’ Groomy

Paula loves her pets, of course, and you can’t put a price tag on love — or can you!? Can she turn her pet fancy into a fancy career as a dog groomer? Pro groomer Leila Parks joins our “Career Corner” to instruct us on her trade; the good, the bad, and the incredibly gross! Also, you have problems with us, and we’re going to do our best to really hear you this time - we return to our Department of Complaints. GUEST Leila Parks Maverick's Mobile Grooming, Santa Clarita, CA https://www.facebook.com/people/Mavericks-Mobile-Grooming/100070191739548/?fref=nf  HOUSE BAND William Nakamura, Tuba Quintet Musica   Concerts on the September 25th and 26th - details at https://www.facebook.com/QuintetMusica/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 165 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Poundstone

As much as Paula and Adam might like to, they can’t actually go to school at Hogwarts. But they can go to school about Hogwarts - Dr. Adriane Ivey teaches a Harry Potter course at Emory University, and she’s here to tell us all about it. And then we let you tell us all about… us! It’s time for your latest Show Descriptions! GUEST Dr. Adriane Ivey Associate Professor Emory University HOUSE BAND Casey Bozell Violin  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 164 - Secrets of the Master Debaters

Everyone knows we’re “more divided than ever,” and everyone’s arguing these days, but nobody seems to be GOOD at it. We all seem to suck at convincing people that we’re right. Well, except for Neal Katyal, former acting Solicitor General, who’s here to instruct us on the lost art of persuasion. And speaking of persuasion, “Eat, Pray, Love” tries to win us over — does it succeed? And then it’s our turn to go a-wooing, as we attempt to win back the love of the Czech Republic. GUEST Neal Katyal Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown University Law Center Former Acting Solicitor General of the United States Partner at Hogan Lovells HOUSE BAND Michael Kelly Fiddle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 163 - I Must Tell The Birds…

Pigeons! Are they dirty, filthy, disgusting rats with wings? Or are they our clever, feathery friends whom we created to be our urban pals? Our dear friend Dr. Emily Spicer Rice is here to set us straight! Plus, it’s time to choose a new book for our Book Club! And speaking of ongoing problems, it’s also time for True Confessions: Pet Peeve Edition. GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice Researcher https://verdantword.com/ HOUSE BAND Marjorie Cooperman, Piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 162: Suddenly, Last Summer

Paula and Adam are heading out on vacation, but they wanted to leave you all with Something Old and Something New. First, as “Jeopardy” finally chooses its new host, we wanted to remind you of The Man himself, with our May, 2020 conversation with the great Alex Trebek… which was followed by a surprise cameo by Carol Burnett! Plus, we say a fond goodbye to our friend and producer Tyler Burke… if he’ll just let us get a word in! GUEST Alex Trebek, legendary game show host special appearance by Carol Burnett HOUSE BAND Jackson Keith on the Cello Plano, TX Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/20211 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Ep 161 - Lonely? You’re Not Alone!

A lot of us are lonely these days. Hm. We wonder why. Is there some kind of profoundly isolating world event going on? But whether you’re lonely in a crowd or happily alone, Dr. Jeremy Nobel, founder of the Unlonely Project, has some insights. Also, we’re a lot less lonely, because Toni has returned! Plus, it’s a grab bag of listener feedback when we dip into our Mailbag! Gallimaufry Edition! GUEST Dr. Jeremy Nobel Founder Unlonely Project https://www.artandhealing.org/ HOUSE BAND Hannah Judd from Chicago, IL Cello Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 160 - In the Land of Dicks, See?

We reckon it’s a time for reckoning, and General (and Professor) Ty Seidule is here to help us reckon with America’s most dubious Confederate monuments. And if that’s not enough of rummaging through our sordid pasts, then buckle down… for True Confessions: Childhood Edition! GUEST Ty Seidule Author, ROBERT E. LEE AND ME: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause https://www.tyseidule.com/ MUSICIAN Nathan Serot, Trumpet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 159: CTRL + F9

Should you drive off your quarantine cliff and go to the movie theatre to see “F9”? Paula and Adam review not "Fate of the Furious", "Furious 7", or "Fast & Furious 6".... but Fast 5” to let you know if "F9" is worth the risk. In the words of Dom,"Let's get to work." House Band Harry Terrell from Los Angeles, California  Drums Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20211 hour, 54 seconds
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Ep 158 - Royal Pains

It’s time to say “Yaaas Queen… um… Elizabeth. Your Majesty.” Because we’re talking about the Royals with someone who should know, one of the reigning queens of journalism, Patt Morrison! And after we’ve dissected all the hidden messages in royal behavior, demeanor and attire, we share our own sartorial adventures in “True Confessions: Fashion Edition!” Does Captain Crinkle’s uniform have an actual crinkle? It’s time to confess. GUEST Patt Morrison, Emmy-winning, Pulitzer-sharing columnist and broadcaster HOUSE BAND Ryan Gabrinetti, Electric Organ  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 157 - The Witching Hour

What’s witchcraft? And which witchcraft? Wiccan witchcraft? Why? Well, because we have Dr. Tanya Luhrman from Stanford University here to tell us what’s what in witchery. Plus, buckle up, Nobodies, it’s time for Mailbag! Captain Crinkle Edition. You have stuff to say about Bonnie Burns! She’s listening. Kind of. Guest  Dr. Tanya Luhrmann (she/her) Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department House Band Jonah Glickman, Vibraphone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 156 - Don't Touch That Trial!

Paula finally finds good use for her “Perry Mason” addiction when she discusses law, both real and - well - Perry Mason-y with former US Attorney and host of the #SistersInLaw podcast, Barbara McQuade! Also, an update on Toni’s whereabouts, and get ready to hear who said what when… it’s the return of our Quote Party! GUEST Barbara McQuade  Professor at University of Michigan, former U.S. Attorney, co-host of #SistersInLaw podcast HOUSE BAND Max Bouvrie, Electric guitar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 155 - Pew Will Buy?

We’re featuring the results of some VERY big surveys. First, we’ve got Claudia Deane, VP of research at the Pew Research Center, here to tell us all about how the gold standard in public polling organizations gets its results. But just as impressively, OUR survey of listeners who played Oliver in “Oliver” and are willing to record themselves singing “Who Will Buy?”… is starting to yield some surprise results! Plus, Paula conducts the first-ever Poundstone Poll.  Guest: Claudia Deane, VP of Research at Pew Research Center House Band: Alex Young on Saxophone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 154 - Suffragette Succotash

Now that the US Mint is suddenly interested in putting “significant women” on coins, how much do we know about the first significant woman to be coined? Deborah L. Hughes from the National Susan B. Anthony House and Museum drops by to tell us about the iconic freedom fighter whose legacy is SO much bigger than a poorly-designed silver dollar. And speaking of valuable, tasty knowledge, it’s time for the return of our Potluck Info Party! Also… some unexpected late-breaking news about those of you who played Oliver in “Oliver!” Guest Deborah L. Hughes President and CEO of The National Susan B. Anthony House and Museum House Band Ben Cassil: Guitar, harmonica, and kazoo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 153 - Outside the Actor’s Studio with Jane Lynch

Who can put Paula through the rigorous acting coaching she needs? How about if the amazing Jane Lynch dons her trademark tracksuit and puts Paula through her paces? That’ll work for you, right? Plus - you sent us more show descriptions. We love ‘em! Thanks! GUEST Jane Lynch HOUSE BAND Jackson Keith Cello Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 152 - Mime is Money

Could Paula make it in the high-stakes world of professional pantomime? Peter Daniel Straus, AKA Pierre the Mime, walks through the wind to get to our Career Corner. Also, our Book Club finally finishes “Moby Dick!” And we add to last week’s foodsplorations with YOUR worst misdeeds - it’s “True Confessions: Food Edition: Listener Edition!”  GUEST Peter Daniel Straus Pierre the Mime https://pierrethemime.com/ Use code PAULA for 10% off Merchandise HOUSE BAND Zack Ford Piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 151 - The Meaning of Meaning

What do words mean and how do their meanings change over time and why is “might” one of the most complicated and interesting words out there? USC’s Deniz Rudin leads us through the best stoned dorm-room conversation ever, just without drugs and pizza and WITH a genuine linguistics professor! Plus... we let you know about our weirdest dining habits in “True Confessions: Food Edition!” GUEST Deniz Rudin Associate Professor of Linguistics University of Southern California https://denizrudin.github.io/ MUSICIAN Matt Butterfield from Rhode Island Oboe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 150 - Coming Soon to Your Aria

We’ve had a singing lesson, a harmony lesson, and Paula can play one song on the glockenspiel. Clearly she’s ready for the logical next step: Grand opera! The LA Opera’s Jeremy Frank returns to transform Paula into a diva. Also, “significant women” are being put on the US quarter. What about insignificant women? We have some suggestions for the mint... GUEST Jeremy Frank Associate Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor at LA Opera  Lecturer in the Vocal Arts and Opera Department at USC www.jeremymfrank.com HOUSE BAND Jan Van Gold Electric Guitar https://janvangold.wordpress.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 149 - OCD and U

What is OCD? More importantly, why is OCD? And what can you do to stop doing that thing you can’t stop doing? Michelle Massi, the director of Anxiety Therapy LA, is here to explain. Plus, a certain shadowy figure has allegedly been spotted... by at least one of you... on television. Is it really him? It’s Mailbag! The Thomas Coyne edition  GUEST Michelle Massi, LMFT Director, Anxiety Therapy L.A. anxietytherapyla.com HOUSE BAND Casey Frank from Los Angeles, California Ukulele careyfrank.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 148: Gone Vishin’

Can you spot a scam? If so, you should enter our scam-spotting contest and a chance to win one million dollars! Just send us your email address, Social Security number, and... No, seriously, scams are everywhere now, and cyber security expert Joe Neumann is here to tall us all about the latest in phishing and vishing and what you can do to protect yourself. Plus, get out your granny glasses - it’s the triumphant return of our Department of Fine Print. GUEST Joseph Neumann.   Cyber Executive Advisor, Threat Vulnerability and Management  Coalfire  https://www.coalfire.com/ HOUSE BAND Kathleen Strahm  Violin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 147 - Look Out Below (Decks)!

Of al the jobs in the world, could Paula cut it as... a bosun? Yes, Eddie Lucas, the bosun from Toni Anita Hull’s favorite show, Below Deck, is here to instruct Paula in the ways of... bosuning. Or bosunology. Whatever, Eddie’s here for our Career Corner, and Toni is... flabbergasted. Also - break out you favorite factoids, it’s time for another Potluck Info Party! GUEST Eddie Lucas Everyone’s Favorite Below Deck Bosun  HOUSE BAND Gabe Terracciano New York City.   Violin GabeTerracciano.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 146 - You Can’t Handle The Tooth!

Sure, Paula’s job relies on using her mouth, but how would she do working on somebody else’s ....as a dental hygienist? Temple University’s Dr. Susan Chialastri joins us for a perfectly al dente edition of Career Corner. Plus - everyone makes mistakes, and man, do you guys love it when WE do! So it’s time to pay another visit to our Department of Corrections. GUEST Dr. Susan Chialastri Chair and Predoctoral Director, Periodontology Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry https://dentistry.temple.edu/ HOUSE BAND Cory Springhorn Returning champ and Nobody Trumpet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 145 - Pushing Up (More) Daisies

Sure, we’re all going to die, but does that mean we can’t still be useful? Like, afterwards? We tackle the sensitive issue of human composting with the CEO of a company that does just that — Katrina Spade of “Recompose.” Plus, we’re somehow soaring up the comedy charts in Thailand! No, really. Our crack research staff (Captain Crinkle) gives us a full report on our new fans’ homeland. GUEST Katrina Spade Founder & CEO, Recompose recompose.life HOUSE BAND Harry Orlove Electric 12 string guitar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 144 - You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

How important is sleep? Why does Paula love it so much, and why can’t Adam get any? Dr. Christina McCrae from the University of Missouri’s Sleep Research Center comes by to put all our questions... to rest. Also, we’re lunching a brand new contest. Enter to win a Zoom party with Paula and Adam! And — “Mailbag! Insider Edition,” featuring a very special guest. GUEST Dr. Christina McCrae Professor, University of Missouri Director, MizZzou Sleep Research Lab https://medicine.missouri.edu/centers-institutes-labs/mizzou-sleep-research-lab HOUSE BAND Adam Fisher Cello http://t.co/ufPswID1?amp=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 143 - A Hot Pile of Garbage!

What exactly is composting? Okay, how ‘bout vermicomposting - what’s that, and what kind of wine should you pair it with? North Carolina State University’s Rhonda Sherman, um, breaks it all down for us! Plus, Toni and Bonnie find themselves censured by our Book Club - we must have order! And get out you bifocals and squint at that bag of Funyuns - it’s our brand new Department of Fine Print. GUEST Rhonda Sherman Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-worm-farmers-handbook/  HOUSE BAND Sylvia D’Avanzo Broadway Violinist https://www.lct.org/shows/flying-over-sunset/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 142 - Great Expectorations

What’s the deal with Paula’s chronic cough, and can it be cured? More importantly, can it be be cured without giving up Double Stuf Oreos? Well, due to unforeseen circumstances, we lost our guest Cough Expert for this one, so Dr. Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns* and Dr. Toni Anita Hull* step in to school the rest of us! Also - more Aunt Stories! GUESTS Drs. Bonnie Burns* and Toni Anita Hull* on the chronic cough HOUSE BAND Nobody Sophie Taft on the Seprewa, a West African Harp *they are not actually doctors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 141 - Is You Being Served?

Now that restaurants have returned... can Paula find gainful employment as a hostess in a high-end establishment? Former NYC top-drawer hostess Tracy Willet breaks it down on our “Career Corner.” Plus another, um, cosmopolitan take on “Moby Dick“ and a guided tour of Ireland with Toni and Cap’n Crinkle! GUEST Tracy Willet Former NYC Restaurant Hostess HOUSE BAND Zack Ford Musical Theatre Accompanist on Piano https://twitter.com/ZackFord Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 140 - It’s Migraine And I’ll Cry If I Want To

Headaches can be a real headache. But what causes them, and why? Dr. Stephanie Nahas is on hand to help us get our heads examined. Also, the Book Club takes an unexpectedly cosmopolitan turn, and... Mailbag!  Thanks to Paula's best friend in the whole world, french horn virtuoso, maestro Jim Ross as this week's house band!  GUEST Dr. Stephanie Nahas  Associate Professor, Jefferson University Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship Program HOUSE BAND Jim Ross Horn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 139 - Cult Classics

What’s a cult? How do you know if you’re in one? Is your Leader’s devotion to Butterfingers a warning sign? Therapist Rachel Bernstein is on hand to teach us how it all works and discuss some of the recent trends that seem to be Making Cults Great Again. Plus, we have more show descriptions and some surprise Senatorial guests at our Book Club! GUEST Rachel Bernstein Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Host of IndoctriNation Podcast rachelbernsteintherapy.com HOUSE BAND Madeleine Eaton bancaraband.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 138 - Nobody Listens to Polar Poundstone

Does Paula have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Actual polar explorer Ann Bancroft drops by to tell us what it’s like up there, and give us the skinny on all the fatty meals Paula will need to eat! Plus - we’re sorry, our bad... it’s time for your latest complaints in our Department of Corrections! GUEST Ann Bancroft Explorer https://www.annbancroftfoundation.org/   HOUSE BAND Ansel Norris Trumpet https://www.anselnorris.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 137 - Dying is Easy; Taxes are Hard

If death and taxes are the two certainties, why are taxes so much more complicated to do? USC Professor Nicolas Duquette returns to walk us the the ins, outs, and interesting history of everyone’s least favorite pastime. Plus - Quote Party! The whole group brings favorite quotations to amuse, astound, and befuddle. Show Notes - Ms. Nancy does the vocab song - Quotes! GUEST Dr. Nicolas DuquetteProfessor,  Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California http://www.nicolasduquette.com HOUSE BAND Christopher Still Trumpet Los Angeles Philharmonic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 136 - Outside the Actors Studio with Betsy Brandt

Paula’s extreme “Breaking Bad” jones is satisfied by an appearance from none other than Marie Schrader - actress Betsy Brandt comes by to serve as our acting coach! Also, our reading of “Moby Dick” might be progressing slowly, but our Book Club has some new officers. GUEST Betsy Brandt Actress Critics' Choice Award Nominee for her performance in the AMC series SOULMATES HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso on The Keys! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 135 - Species in Pieces

What is biodiversity, why is it important, and does it have a beat you can dance to? Dr. Lauren Oakes comes by to tell us why diversity isn’t just for humans, and how maintaining it can help us all. Plus, our cast plumbs the depths of both Moby Dick and our ever-popular... mailbag! GUEST Dr. Lauren Oakes Conservation Scientist and Adaptation Specialist, Wildlife Conservation Society Adjunct Professor, Stanford University HOUSE BAND David Bragger www.OldTimeTikiParlour.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/OldTimeTikiParlour Instagram: davidbragger Instagram: tiki.parlour.recordings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 134 - Paula Masters Space and Time

How can Paula make the best use of her time? How can Adam de-clutter his space? Efficiency expert Gwynnae Byrd helps us unravel the secrets of managing our worlds. Plus - we have new theme songs to play for you, new entries in one of our most popular — and longest running — contests. GUEST Gwynnae Byrd Business Efficiency Consultant & Home Organizer gbconsultingservices.com/about/ HOUSE BAND Sister Dorothy Electric Guitar sisterdorothy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 133 - Judy Woodruff and the 100th Caller

How do you report information in the disinformation age? Judy Woodruff tells us the truth about lies. Plus - Book Club! The first rule of Book Club is “Choose a Book for Book Club,” and we do just that. And believe it or not, we’re finally approaching the end of the 100th caller contest... will this be the week?  GUEST Judy Woodruff Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour HOUSE BAND Colin Miller of WWDTM!  Guitar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 1 second
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Former President Trump's Press Conference.

Today we are live in front of the Gator Christian Church off the I-95 in Florida for Former President Trump's first press conference since leaving office. Thank you to our dedicated team of reporters, Guy Stevenson Jimmy Tingle, Sharon Barr, Ricky Garay, Judith Kargbo, Cathy Ladman, Bonnie Burns and Toni Anita Hull. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202111 minutes
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Ep 132 — Drop Science, Not Bombs

Wait - so flies are deadly to soldiers, but maggots are good for them? And why is it so hard to find a donor for a genital transplant these days? Mary Roach, author of “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” comes by to reveal the weird scientific secrets of the battlefield. And speaking of troops, the aunts come marching in again - we’ve got more auntie stories! GUEST Mary Roach Author http://maryroach.net/ HOUSE BAND Casey Bozell Violinist keepclassicalweird.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference January 15, 2021

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1/15/202113 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 131 - Going Viral

We know that contact tracing is vital these days, but how does it work? Who’s doing it? Well, Dr. Marta Induni, for one! She’s the Principal Investigator of the PublIc Health Institute, and she’s here to tell us how she’s tracking us. Plus: Bring a warm plate of your best facts— it’s our first Potluck Info Party! GUEST Dr. Marta Induni Principal investigator, Public Health Institute Director, Tracing Health https://tracinghealth.org/our_leadership_team/dr-marta-induni-phd-ma/ HOUSE BAND Jay Clanin Bass Guitar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 24 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference January 8, 2021

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1/8/202112 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 130 - Hire Power

In a world where people can’t congregate, what’s a live performer supposed to do for a living? Tim Lo, founder of Your Next Jump, helps Paula and Adam polish up their resumes. Plus: Our 1st “Mailbag!” of the New Year. GUEST Tim Lo Founder & Managing Director, Your Next Jump https://www.yournextjump.com/ HOUSE BAND Cory Springhorn, Nobody from Shoreview, MN Trumpet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 129 - Wring Out the Old

Everybody is DONE with 2020, so Paula and the crew are here with stories of memorable New Year's Eve, from the before time, when we could remember stuff. Plus, the prize in the box: Our first-ever New Year’s Eve Pageant: “Toni’s Dream Cruise.” Thank you, Nobodies, for helping us through a monumentally awful year. Let’s CRUSH this next one! Thanks to house band Matt Butterfield on the oboe! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you listen to the podcast! HOUSE BAND Returning champion Matt Butterfield on oboe from Johnston, RI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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Paula and Adam are back LIVE on Stereo!

Paula and Adam are live on the Stereo app, taking listener questions and comments! Go to Stereo.com to download the app and follow Paula and Adam to join the for their next live broadcast. @adamfelber @paulapoundstone Intro song "Not My Butterfinger" by Paula Poundstone available on iTunes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 128 - Santa’s (Terrifying) Little Helpers

It’s Christmas, and you’re wondering whether to watch “Wonder Woman 1984.” Paula and Adam are here to help out by reviewing “Gremlins.” Plus, Bonnie and Toni are back with another group report. This one’s on the North Pole. Because of course it is. HOUSE BAND Kristen LeJeune Viola https://kristenviolin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference December 18, 2020

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12/18/202011 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 127 - Cranberries and Toni (and) Romo

Paula talks with cranberry farmer Leo Cakounes to find out why the business is bogged down. And with our beloved Toni Anita Hull on the injured list, can our producer Land Romo step in and save the day?  GUEST Leo Cakounes  Local Farmer Cranberry Bog Tours cranberrybogtours.com HOUSE BAND Raymond Horton, from Floyds Knobs, Indiana Euphonium, Bass Trombone and Tuba Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 51 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference December 11, 2020

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12/11/20209 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. 126 - The Aunts Go Marching

Spider expert Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice was so nice we wanted to have her twice. She’s back to talk about her other insect obsession: Ants! Paula indulges her fascination with the critters while Adam relives a childhood trauma. Also: Aunts! Our gang and our listeners share stories about their Mom’s or Dad’s sisters. GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice Researcher Author of Ants: Workers of the World HOUSE BAND  Lindsey Goodman Flute www.LindseyGoodman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 21 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference December 4, 2020

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12/4/202010 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 125 - Hosting the Host

We welcome Dulcé Sloan, Daily Show correspondent, host of “That Blackass Show,” to our whiteass show. Also, we explore the mystery of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Mystery Shapes. And... Mailbag! Thanks to house band Eric Kalver! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get your pods. GUEST Dulcé Sloan Actress/Comedian Host, That Black Ass Show on Starburns Correspondent, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah https://starburns.audio/podcasts/that-blackass-show/  HOUSE BAND Eric Kalver Percussion www.erickalver.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 25 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference November 26, 2020

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11/26/20207 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 124 - Sociable Distancing

The NLPP crew celebrates a potluck Thanksgiving, with some unforeseen problems. Our listeners share their best stories from the holiday. And we present our first-ever Thanksgiving Holiday Pageant, penned by noted playwright, Ms. P. Poundstone! HOUSE BAND Jan Van Gold Ukulele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWAa8iN5WO0&feature=youtu.be  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference November 20, 2020

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11/20/202011 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 123 - People, People Who Move People...

When Paula Wants to visit Adam, what’s her best option? The subway? The bus? The Los Angeles Monorail which doesn’t exist but maybe SHOULD? Public transit savant Jarrett Walker jet-packs in to school us on the fine art of moving people while keeping our cities livable. Plus, we finally get Toni and Bonnie’s Iceland report: What’s it like, and are they listening to us? GUEST Jarrett Walker President of Jarrett Walker + Associates   Author, HumanTransit.org HOUSE BAND Christin Phelps Webb Bassoon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 18 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference November 13, 2020

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11/13/202010 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 122 - Toy Story Story

When most people think of Pixar, they probably think about the small but crucial role that Paula Poundstone had in “Inside Out.” But it turns out there’s a lot more to it than that! Pete Docter, our favorite studio’s Chief Creative Officer is here to answer all our questions about Pixar’s movies and how they come together. Also — Toni and Bonnie are (supposedly) ready to present us with their report about the home of our (potential) new fan base: Iceland! GUEST Pete Docter Chief Creative Officer, Pixar MUSICIAN Kathleen Strahm Violin http://oddlynoted.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 41 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference November 6, 2020

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11/6/202010 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 121 - All the Presidents’ Menus

What did people used to eat, and why did they eat it, and how did humanity make it all the way to the 20th century without Doritos? Max Miller, host of the incredible “Tasting History” YouTube channel enlightens us about historical recipes. Also: Paula, Adam, Toni, and Captain Crinkle share their guilty pleasures. Sort of. That was the assignment, anyway. GUEST Max Miller Host of Tasting History  https://www.youtube.com/c/TastingHistory/about HOUSE BAND Casey Bozell Violin https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 26 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference October 30, 2020

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10/30/202011 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 120 - The Amazing Races

What’s race, and what’s ethnicity? And are they different? And do they matter? Teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson is on hand to sort it. And us. Plus our ghost stories with special guest Roz Drezfalez. And... a very special House Band: Mr. Nils Lofgren! GUESTs Avivia Alvarez-Zakson High School teacher in Los Angeles Roz Drezfalez MUSICIAN Nils Lofgren https://www.nilslofgren.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 16 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference October , 2020

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10/23/202011 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 119 - Your Favorite Godcast

Phillip Picardi, host of the “Unholier Than Thou” podcast from Crooked Media, drops by to talk God, religion, the difference between ‘em, the importance of allyship and Christina Aguilera, Teen Vogue, and a thousand other things. Plus... get ready... we have a winner in our Vocabulary Contest! GUEST Phillip Picardi Host of the Unholier Than Thou podcast from Crooked Media Journalist and Editor https://crooked.com/podcast-series/unholier-than-thou  HOUSE BAND Harry Orlove Jazz Guitar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 19 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference October 16, 2020

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10/16/202012 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 118: The Nitty Grit-ty

What is “true grit?” What’s false grit? What’s grit, and how do you help your kids get some (without Photoshopping them onto a horse)? Author Paul Tough (yes, real name!) comes by to grit us up. Also — your show descriptions! And an uncomfortable amount of talk about lubricants.  Guest Paul Tough Author paultough.com House Band Timm Freeman Guitar TimmFreeman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 36 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference October 9, 2020

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10/9/202010 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 117: O Say Can You Chi?

Is your luck running out? I mean, literally running out your door? Feng Shui expert and architect Anjie Cho comes by to instruct Paula and Adam how to better align their furniture and litter boxes and improve their lives. Also, listener Shannon Polly won the right to appear on our show in a charity auction - and we interview her to replace our poor, deceased intern Doug! And... NoseFridas. Are they even a thing? GUESTS Anjie Cho Feng Shui Educator and Architect www.anjiecho.com Shannon Polly Future NLTPP Intern https://www.shannonpolly.com/ HOUSE BAND Aedan MacDonnell www.HarpMuse.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 2 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference October 2, 2020

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10/2/20209 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 116: The Right Brain At The Wrong Time

That whole “right brain/left brain” thing — is that a thing? Neuroscientist Dr. Christof Koch is on hand to answer that and help us unravel other secrets of our brains. Plus, another Mailbag(!), and Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns reveals a previously unknown chapter of her life: “Walking With Cher.” GUEST Dr. Christof Koch Chief Scientist of the MindScope Program, Allen Institute alleninstitute.org House Band Kevin Kelso Piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 4 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference September 25, 2020

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9/25/202011 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 115: The Cannonball Fun

It’s easy to say we FEEL like we’ve been shot out of a cannon, but what does that actually feel like? Jon Weiss, former human cannonball for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus joins us for Career Corner to help us figure out if Paula has a future blasting her way through the Big Top. Plus, we reach into our Mailbag, and receive another visit from Detective Delano about our late intern, Doug. GUEST Jon Weiss Human cannonball, Clown, Balancer Extraordinaire HOUSE BAND Nobody Dustin Moburg from Caledonia, MN Euphonium Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 47 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference September 18, 2020

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9/18/202010 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 114: They Paved Paradise... and it’s Awesome!

A lot of architecture fans get caught up with shiny objects like office towers and flashy mansions, but what about parking garages? John Purinton of Watry Design comes by to share the art and science of making sure you can never, ever find your damn car. Also, we give you the latest on our ongoing Vocabulary Contest, and Captain Crinkle vehemently denies drinking a very loud milkshake. GUEST John Purinton  President/CEO, Watry Design https://watrydesign.com/ HOUSE BAND Tim Crump from Sacramento Piano www.saccomedyspot.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 2 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference September 11, 2020

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9/11/202010 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 113: Paula, Adam, Buzzie and the Bull

What is the so-called “General Manager” of a baseball team, and what, generally, does he manage? Peter Bavasi, former GM of the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays, comes by to explain it all to Paula and Adam. Bonus: His dad is the subject of the new book, “Buzzie and the Bull,” by our own Ken Lezebnik! Also: Duckgate! Our listeners weigh in. GUESTS  Peter Bavasi, MLB General Manager Ken LaZebnik, Author of Buzzie and the Bull: A GM, a Clubhouse Favorite, and the Dodgers’ 1965 Championship Season MUSICIAN David Bragger Banjo www.oldtimetikiparlour.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference September 9, 2020

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9/4/202010 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 112: The Pups of Wall Street

We have some hard-hitting questions about the stock market. Like, “What’s a stock?” And then we go deeper, guided by none other than CNBC’s “Fast Money’s” Guy Adami! Also, Paula innovates with the hit new phone-friendly party game, “Verbal Charades.” The results are... interesting. GUEST Guy Adami CNBC's Fast Money   Chief Market Strategist and Director of Advisor Advocacy, Private Advisor Group   HOUSE BAND Ben Cassil Guitar and Harmonica https://redcircle.com/shows/totallyrad Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference August 28, 2020

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8/28/202012 minutes, 27 seconds
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"Nobody Asked You" Starring Paula Poundstone!

Introducing Nobody Asked You Starring Paula Poundstone! It's a goofy little brown-bag lunch of a game show. So come sit at our table and let's have some laughs." Youtube Link: http://bit.ly/nobodyaskedyougame  Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/NobodyListenstoPaulaPoundstone/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/20202 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 111: Reach for the Skis

Not too long ago, Paula got into a kerfuffle wherein she dismissed the US Olympic Cross Country Skiing Team’s chances at the Olympics... only to motivate them to win their first-ever gold medal in Korea 2018! Medalist Jessie Diggins comes by to share her side of the saga. Plus - where’s Thomas Coyne? We haven’t found him, but we’re getting marginally closer. GUEST Jessie Diggins Olympic Gold Medalist, Cross Country Skiing Author, Brave Enough https://jessiediggins.com/ HOUSE BAND Travis Vance https://soundbetter.com/profiles/75228-travis-vance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 5 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference August 21, 2020

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8/21/202011 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 110: Zeal of Approval

Feeling rejected? Desperately seeking a level of approval and social acceptance that seems to be lacking? Well, Duke University’s Dr. Mark Leary can’t help you with that. But he CAN explain the human animal’s deep and evolutionarily-motivated need to be liked. Plus, hot off the electronic presses - your show descriptions! Also, there are ducks. Lots of ducks.  GUEST Dr. Mark Leary Researcher, writer Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University HOUSE BAND Mark DiFlorio  Drums www.markdiflorio.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 31 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference August 14, 2020

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8/14/202012 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 109: Rising on the Political Poles

The surest way to rise in political poles? Climb ‘em. Activist/filmmaker Bree Newsome Bass recounts her historic removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house, and what she’s been doing since she came back down. Also, find all the Vocabulary Song words buried in this show and win a prize! And put on your best travel peplos - at long last we visit the Minor Outlying Islands. GUEST Bree Newsome Bass HOUSE BAND Sophie Taft Lehman, electric viola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 35 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference August 7, 2020

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8/7/202010 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 108: The Worldwide Webs

Are you sitting down? Well, maybe consider getting up, because you’re right near a spider! Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice reveals the secrets of our omnipresent eight-legged friends. Plus, Paula and Adam dip into the MAILBAG and find a theme song for Captain Crinkle’s spin-off podcast. And from a certain NPR show we welcome a very special house band... GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice Researcher Author of "Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Spiders" HOUSE BAND Colin Miller of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!” Guitar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 7 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference July 31, 2020

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7/31/202012 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 107: Where in the World is Paula Poundstone?

Why is Paula always lost and Adam (“CompassHead”) always found? Neuroscientist Dr. Giuseppe Iaria is on hand to explain the ways our brains map the world. Or fail to do so. Plus, Poundstone’s pod puppy pulls pranks. And, yes, it’s time for another... Mailbag! Show Notes - Pod puppy's been pulling pranks - Paula got a Covid test - Mailbag GUEST Dr. Giuseppe Iaria Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary https://www.info.gettinglost.ca/ HOUSE BAND Nobody Matt Evans https://soundcloud.com/user-327050693 Goleta, California Electric Guitar    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 24 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference July 24, 2020

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7/24/202010 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 106: Blessed are the Cheesemongers

Could Paula make it as a cheesemonger, even though she’s basically a vegan? Carly Leisk, owner of Michigan’s “Culture Beer and Cheese” joins us for an unusually cheesy career corner. Plus, Kelly Houseman won an appearance on our show at a CharityBuzz auction - Paula and Adam interview her to get inside the mind of a Nobody. GUESTS Carly Leisk Owner of Culture Beer & Cheese in Brighton, Michigan www.cuturebeerandcheese.com CharityBuzz Winner (Get to Know Our Nobodies Better) Kelly Houseman MS, LLPC MUSICIAN Nobody Dustin Moburg  Euphonium from Caledonia, MN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 44 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference July 17th, 2020

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7/17/202010 minutes, 22 seconds
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Senator Maggie Hassan Goes Back to High School

Paula welcomes her ol’ high school pal, who also happens to be the former Governor of New Hampshire and current Senator, Maggie Hassan! And speaking of school, teacher-in-the-news Sheila Buck visits to explain how she got herself arrested at that Trump Rally in Tulsa. GUESTS Senator Maggie Hassan Sheila Buck HOUSE BAND Jay Clanin on flugelhorn from Longmont, Colorado Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 8 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference July 10, 2020

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7/10/202010 minutes
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Ep 104: Crinkle, Crinkle, Little Star

You asked for it. Or even if you didn’t, you got it anyway: Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns’ spin-off podcast is here! At least in preview form. Plus, Paula and Adam visit all the things we still haven’t gotten to during this quarantine. House Band Harry Orlove Electric Guitar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference July 3, 2020

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7/3/202010 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 103: Dancing For Our Lives

Paula and Adam are just a couple of steel town girls on a Saturday night... reviewing 1983’s “Flashdance.” You know, so you can decide if you wanna watch “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s smash hit Michael Jordan documentary. Which makes sense because we say so! Plus, if you can’t go to summer camp, we’ll bring summer camp to you - as everyone shares their marshmallow-scented memories. HOUSE BAND Linsey Goodman Flute www.LindseyGoodman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 52 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference June 26, 2020

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6/26/202010 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 102: The (Seth) Godin Rule

Are we marketing to our full potential? Author and business guru Seth Godin is on-hand to give us the answer. Which, by the way is “No!” Also, we start a Customer Service Department, and we learn of the tragic, not-at-all-a-cheap-gimmick passing of Doug the Intern. Guest Seth Godin  Author, Entrepreneur  https://www.sethgodin.com/    House Band Eli Wise Guitar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 37 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference June 19, 2020

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6/19/202012 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 101: The Bill of Wrongs

What does our Constitution actually say? And does it say it in a sarcastic tone of voice? At this crucial moment, author and OMG WTF founder Ben Sheehan explains what our founding documents do and don’t say. Also: Should Captain Crinkle have a spinoff podcast? And if so, what should it be called? Our listeners weigh in on this vital issue. GUEST Ben Sheehan Author and Activist “OMG WTF Does The Constitution Actually Say?” Bit.ly/omgwtfconstitution  HOUSE BAND Raymond Horton, from Floyds Knobs, Indiana Bass Trombone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 19 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference June 12, 2020

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6/12/202010 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 100: In Dog Years, this is Episode 700

What does your dog think of you? What does your dog think of in general? Author and animal psychology professor Alexandra Horowitz helps Paula and Adam understand the canine mind. Also: It’s our 100th show! We celebrate by asking our listeners what they want to hear in the next 100, and they reply with... stuff. GUEST Alexandra Horowitz https://alexandrahorowitz.net/ HOUSE BAND Lindsey Goodman Flute www.LindseyGoodman.com SPONSORS Molekule molekule.com HelloFresh Go to HelloFresh.com/60poundstone and use code 60poundstone to get $60 off your first three weeks, including free shipping on your first box. BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/paula Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 16 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference June 5, 2020

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6/5/202010 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode Ep 99: Tiffany Haddish is Outside the Actor’s Studio!

Who better than acclaimed comedian/actress Tiffany Haddish to give audition tips to acclaimed comedian/less-acclaimed actress Paula Poundstone? Tiffany joins us for Outside the Actor’s Studio, and then hangs around for Quarantine Corner, where we share everything we remember from 3rd Grade Science. You know, for the kids. GUEST Tiffany Haddish   HOUSE BAND Jan Van Gold on the Guitar https://janvangold.wordpress.com/ SPONSORS BeachBody on Demand: Nobodies get a special free trial membership when you text PAULA to 303030 (thirty, thirty, thirty). KiwiCo: Get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE on select crates at kiwico.com/PAULA. Rothy's: Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/NOBODY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 41 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference May 29, 2020

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5/29/20209 minutes
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Ep 98: And Here’s the Pitch...

Does Paula have the tools to be a play-by-play announcer? Jason Benetti, voice of the Chicago White Sox joins our Career Corner for an intensive bullpen session. Also, we’ve got listener show descriptions! And Paula’s half the woman she used to be... GUEST Jason Benetti White Sox and ESPN Play-by-Play Announcer HOUSE BAND Cory Springhorn, Nobody from Shoreview, MN Trumpet Sponsors: BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/paula Ritual: Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 19 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference May 22, 2020

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5/22/20209 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 97: Eye of the Tiger King

Should you be spending your isolation time binge-watching “The Tiger King?” The only reasonable way to find out is to hear Paula and Adam’s review of “Rocky III.” No, really. Also, you can bid on a stone from Rosa Parks’ shoe, and if that’s not enough.... MAILBAG! House Band Matt Butterfield from Johnston, Rhode Island Oboe BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/paula Beach Body: A special free trial membership when you text PAULA to 303030  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 44 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference May 15, 2020

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5/15/20208 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 96: What podcast has Alex Trebek AND Carol Burnett?

No, really. Alex Trebek is our guest and Carol Burnett is our surprise caller. Alex gives Paula sage advice about her new project: Hosting a game show! Speaking of games, Carol is just hoping to win our 100th Caller Contest (which would be awesome as far as Adam is concerned!). Guest Alex Trebek House Band Jackson Keith Cello  Sponsors Beach Body: A special free trial membership forwhen you text PAULA to 303030  BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/paula Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 18 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference May, 8 2020

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5/8/202010 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 95: Hero on Aisle 7!

What’s it like to go from being a humble supermarket employee to suddenly being an essential hero of the pandemic? Raymond from New York calls in to give us “non-essentials” a report from the front lines. And Paula’s got a new infestation that is definitely worse than you think! Plus, it’s time for Quarantine Corner: 8th Grade Math Edition! Guest Raymond Grocery Store Employee House Band Adam Sartain Tuba https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2PvwNBqdKl4YsH4fjvfPir64dsRyireu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 27 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference May 1, 2020

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5/1/20209 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 94: Tom Hanks... The Musical!

Why is Adam yelling at Tom Hanks? Maybe because only Paula knows that he’s the surprise caller for our 100th Caller Contest! And... does Paula have a future conducting an orchestra? Well, now that Broadway’s dark, the great Rob Fisher has time to talk to us about what it takes to strike up the band. Guest Career Corner with Rob Fisher Conductor House Band Kristen LeJeune Violin https://kristenviolin.com/demos Sponsors* Better Help: 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/paula Ritual: 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/PAULA KiwiCo: First Month Free on select crates at kiwico.com/PAULA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 36 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference April 24, 2020

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4/24/202012 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 93 One Hundred Percent of Listeners Say This Is The Best Podcast Ever Made

We'll find out how faulty polling can be when we talk with Gallup poll Editor-In-Chief, Mohammed Younis. Plus, we're desperate for letter writing content during the "Stay at Home" order, but our listener mail bag is full of stimulating correspondence. Quarantine Corner is full of thanks, mumbled through masks, for our front line workers at the grocery store.  This week's house band is Paula's oldest friend in the world, French horn player, and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Conductor, James Ross. Surely you can hear her influence in his music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 27 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference April 17, 2020

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4/17/202012 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 92: Do Ya Think I’m Lexi?

Who gets the last word on words? Emily Brewster does! She’s the Senior Editor at Merriam-Webster, and she’s on hand to explain how a real lexicographer decides what’s what and what isn’t. Also, a new auction, and Paula and Adam adjust to quarantine by letting Toni do their Japanese Kit Kat taste test for them. Social distancing has never tasted so weird! Guest Emily Brewster Senior Editor and Editorial Ambassador at Merriam-Webster House Band Harry Orlove Banjo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 56 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference April 10, 2020

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4/10/202011 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 91: Lake Quarantine Days

Wait, really? Garrison Keillor? Yes, Garrison’s here to talk to instruct Paula and Adam in the fine art of writing. In a related story, everyone discusses what they remember from 6th grade English for our “Quarantine Corner” feature. And also... they say comedy is a high-wire act, but Paula makes that a LOT less metaphorical. GUEST Garrison Keillor http://www.garrisonkeillor.com/   HOUSE BAND Dennis Lichtman Clarinet www.dennislichtman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 49 seconds
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French Trump Weekly Press Conference April 3, 2020

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4/3/202012 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 90: Out of the Studio, Into Bankruptcy

On our first remotely-recorded quarantine episode, lawyer Sanaz Sarah Bereliani is on hand to discuss the ins and outs of bankruptcy - we SWEAR we booked her before all this went down! Plus: we’re auctioning off Shirley Chisholm’s Chisholm Trail Mix, and in our first “Quarantine Corner,” we teach 8th Grade Science (at least what we remember from it). Also, our house band... is Adam! Guest Sanaz Sarah Bereliani, Esq. Bereliani Law Firm www.berelianilaw.com House Band Adam Felber on the keys! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 89: The Not-So-Great Depression

A big question these days is, “Are we depressed, or is it just that things actually suck?” Therapist Marc Weiss returns to let us know how to tell the difference and what to do about it. Also, Paula and Adam set out to woo new listeners from around the world, starting with.... India! We’re looking at you, India. Whaddya say we get together sometime? Guest Marc Weiss Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pasadena and Toluca Lake Website: http://www.mwmftcounseling.com House Band Jaclyn Rainey French Horn Associate Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 88: A New Environment!

What’s more important to the environment: Paper straws or paper laws? USC’s Justin Ehresmann tells us what you and Paula and Adam can do to save the world. Also, our local environment has changed too, as we bid goodbye to Miranda Street and hello to Starburns Studios! What will Roger Federer do without us? Guest Justin Ehresmann Adjunct lecturer and teaches environmental law, USC Patent Attorney www.lrrc.com/justin-ehresmann House Band Daniel Grimsland Electric Bass www.thelittlemiss.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 87: Ship of Foods

Has your food gone bad? And short of it growling at you, how can you tell? Paula and Adam welcome USC’s Dr. Roger Clemens (no relation!) to set us on the path to Not Being Poisoned. Also, for some reason Paula has brought Lewis and Clark’s original keelboat to the studio, and we’re auctioning it off.  Guest Food Safety Dr. Roger Clemens Associate director, regulatory science program USC School of Pharmacy House Band Bob Mintzer Saxophone https://music.usc.edu/bob-mintzer/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 86: Catching On

Is laughter contagious? Are contagions funny? UCLA biologist Dr Oliver Fregosa comes by to spread the word about containing the spread. Also: We’ve got a fresh crate of weird Kit-Kat flavors from Japan. Like “bean sandwich.” And “wasabi.” Are they tasty? Or even edible? Let’s find out. Guest Dr. Oliver Fregoso Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics UCLA http://www.fregosolab.org/ House Band Timm Freeman timmfreeman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 85: Planting with Poundstone

Oddly enough, the kids today are getting really into houseplants, and we want in. Expert Danae Horst (founder of the boutique “Folia Collective”) comes by to instruct us in the fine art of “not killing plants.” Also, Toni Anita Hull takes a vacation, leaving Adam, Paula, and our “Mailbag” segment in the hands of Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns! GUEST Danae Horst (pronounced HURST) Founder of LA-Based Plant Boutique, Folia Collective https://foliacollective.com/ HOUSE BAND Omar Leyva Percussion https://www.instagram.com/omar5ive/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 84: Cute, Confident, and Impenetrable!

How’s your password game? Are they all your pet’s name followed by “1?” Thought so. Cyber Defense Group CEO Lou Rabon drops by to drop cyber security knowledge on us. Plus, Paula secretly tests Fabletics’ claim that they’ll make her “cute and confident.” GUEST Lou Rabon Founder and CEO, Cyber Defense Group https://www.cdg.io/   HOUSE BAND Andrae Alexander http://andraealexander.com/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 83: Love and Theft

Is Paula’s safe... safe? If not, why can’t she get it open? Southern California Safe Company’s Paul Gordon comes to help us get into Paula’s safe and - if possible - the vault at the Bellagio. Also, Paula and Adam (and some lovestruck callers) struggle with Valentine’s Day, and we give a shout-out to our listenership in the United Arab Emirates. No, really! Guest Paul Gordon Strategic Alliance Manager Southern California Safe Company https://www.socalsafe.com  House Band Ryan Gabrinetti Electric Guitar https://reflectivedetectives.bandcamp.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 82: “There was a podcast from Nantucket...”

Poetry is making a big comeback among young people - what’s behind the latest poetic revival? And what exactly IS poetry? Noted poet and UCLA professor Harryette Mullen breaks it down for us. And speaking of high art - we have some fantastic new theme songs!   Guest Harryette Mullen Professor of English, UCLA American poet, short story writer, and literary scholar House Band Aedan MacDonnell Celtic Harp https://harpmuse.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 81: The Late, Great, Early Man

What were our ancestors really like? What’s more accurate, “Clan of the Cave Bear” or “The Flintstones?” USC biological anthropologist Kris Carlson throws us a few bones of knowledge. Plus, the surprise (and not entirely welcome) launch of our 100th Caller Contest. GUEST Kris Carlson Professor of Clinical Integrative Anatomical Sciences Keck Medicine, USC  Website: www.paleosciences.usc.edu/events HOUSE BAND Ian Wurfl Percussion Website: www.ianwurfl.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 80: Another Fine Meth

One of our favorite guests, allergist Dr. Marc Meth makes his triumphant return, this time to explain the common cold and why there seems to be no cure. Also: Paula at the DMV, a fantastic vocabulary song from a listener, and we dip into our trusty mailbag. GUEST Dr. Marc Meth Board Certified Allergist Century City Allergy Website: http://www.centurycityallergy.com HOUSE BAND Steven Solomon Keytar and melodica http://www.SteveSolomonMusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 79: All Up in our Business

If the universe is constantly expanding, why isn’t Poundstone Industries? Michael Chasalow, founder of USC’s Small Business Clinic comes by to tell Paula how to grow her little shop. Also - we learn that apparently our business IS booming in Canada!  GUEST: Professor Michael Chasalow Director and Founder of the Small Business Clinic at USC Gould School of Law https://gould.usc.edu/faculty/?id=328 HOUSE BAND: Kelly Phelan, guitar  Sponsors Lola HelloFresh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 78: We’re Dying Up Here!

Paula and Adam explore their inevitable demises with mortician/activist Caitlin Doughty. Also we open our mailbag, and test Advantage Rubber Bands’ claim that they “hold our world together.” Guest Caitlin Doughty Mortician, Activist & Author Website: caitlindoughty.com Instagram: @thegooddeath Twitter: @thegooddeath YouTube: Order of the Good Death House band William Nakamura, tuba Email us! [email protected] Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NobodyListenstoPaulaPoundstone/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 77: Wringing Out 2019

Based on our highly scientific poll (okay, we asked people on social media) we’ve determined your absolute favorite moments from 2019! Will Captain Crinkle’s struggles with iTunes end before the ball drops? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 76: Die Hardest

Paula and Adam weigh in on the great debate of our time: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? House band William Nakamura tuba Website: westwoodbrass.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/201933 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 75: One Puppet, One Vote

You wanna rock the vote? Here in America, increasingly, the vote rocks YOU. USC Professor Franita Tolson stops by to discuss that increasingly endangered species, our right to vote. Plus, we’ve got songs! Both a vocabulary song and the brand new “Ballad of Captain Culpepper.” GUEST Franita Tolson Professor of Law Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs USC Gould School of Law Twitter: @ProfTolson HOUSE BAND Harry Orlove, jazz guitar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 74: Tree’s Company

What have trees done for us lately? And are palm trees imposters? To answer the deep foliage-related questions, we turn to Tree People’s director of operations, Jim Hardie. He’s basically part Lorax and part Ent. Also, it looks like another European c Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 73: Bad Language and Bad Llamas

Paula's been trying to expand her vocabulary for a year now. Why won't the new words take? And why do certain "bad words" linger? Linguist Dr. David Goldstein from UCLA is here to explain it all. And we unbox this Christmas' hot toy: The Blume Doll. Plus  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/20191 hour, 34 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 72: Rambo and Poundstone

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/201934 minutes, 46 seconds
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Nobody Listen to Paula Poundstone Ep 71 - CSI: Chocolate

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 70 - Put a Bird On It!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 69: Where No Poundstone Has Gone Before

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 59 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 68: Or Should That Be “No ONE Listens?”

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 50 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 67: Podcasting Like a Boss!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 66: Taking a Constitutional

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 21 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 65: Toppermost of the Poppermost!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 64: Ballroom Dance and The Crinkle Affair

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 53 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 63: Paula Digs

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 62: The Ed-man Cometh

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 61: “Butterfinger” Drops!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 51 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 60: Party Time!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 59: The Unlovely Bones

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 1 second
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 58: Indiana Poundstone and the Lost Butterfinger

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/201943 minutes, 9 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 57: The Birds and the B’s

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 52 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 56: Parking with Sharks

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 55: Calling all Foodies

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 54: Writer's...Um...Um...

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 53: The Lyin' King

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/201943 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 52: I'll Arbitrate Your A** Off!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 51: Skin in the Game

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20191 hour, 7 minutes
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 50: Coupling with Penn Jillette!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 49: Men in Black&Blue

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/201943 minutes, 23 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 48: To Pimp a Butterfinger

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 47: Lily Tomlin and Sweden- Our Show's BFFs!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 46: To the Moon Paula, To The Moon!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 45: Animals Are Just Like Us!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 44: The Green New Deal Finds its Footing

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 51 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 43: Pets, Landlords, and Where You Stand with Them

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 3 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 42 - The Meat Locker

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/201953 minutes, 30 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 41 - The Avengers (and How to Get a Job with Them)

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 40 - Fred Willard and Sirius Business

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 24 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 39 - In Harmony™®

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 40 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 38 - Total Non-Recall

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 59 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Episode 37 - Say Hello to our Little Friends

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 36 - Genes n’ Schemes

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 14 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 35 - Bill Irwin and Bear Attacks

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 58 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 34 - Magic Fingers, Butterfingers, and the Long Finger of the Law

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 28 seconds
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Nobody listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 33 - Surviving Paula’s Place - Ping Pong and Mold

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 32 - Ol’ Whatsername Has Never Looked Better!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 31 - Love for Sale. And for Rent.

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 30 - Jetspeed and Gumshoe

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 29 - The Marvelous Ms. Poundstone

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 28: O’er the Land of the Debt Free...

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 27: Putting Your Best Face Forward

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 26: (Burning) Hot Real Estate!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 59 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 25: Escape From 2018!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 24: Christmas with Paula - An Extremely Non-Silent Night

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 23: Pre-Holiday Spectacular!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 22: Careers Cornered

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 21: How to Get Great Art and Good Tables

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 20: The Boss Man Cometh

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 19: A Very Poundstone Thanksgiving

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 18: Heavy Data and Heavy Metals

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 17: Vote With Your Feet

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 16: Paula's Halloween Spooktacular

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/201859 minutes, 3 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 15: Behave! Correcting People and Teeth

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 14: Real Estate - Wanted, Dead or Alive

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/201856 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 13 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: Battling Shyness. And Monsters.

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/8/201846 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 12 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - Rock, and Rolling

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/201842 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 11: Chips and Chips

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20181 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 10: The Lying Game

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/17/201856 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 9 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: Neatness (and Body) Counts

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/201855 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 8 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: The Birdhouse and the Bees

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/201848 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep7 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - The Pipes!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/201853 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 6: In the House - Music and Mold

Paula explores two things that may raise the roof. First, USC music professor Dr. Ron McCurdyadvises us how to sound knowledgeable when talking about rap. Then, water damage expert Angela Valdez examines the dark spots on the kitchen ceiling to tell Pa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/20/201853 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 5 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - Infested!

Episode 5: Infested! Paula investigates two household pests that have been plaguing her: Houseflies and late-night TV ads. First, applied social psychologist Dr. Gina Pingatore helps unravel how advertisers make us buy things we don’t want, and why t Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/201853 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 4 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - The Survivalist!

Here's the plan - First, we talk to wilderness survival instructor Thomas Coyne, who will tell Paula what to do the NEXT time she encounters a bear in the woods. Then, estate planner and elder law attorney Sarah Polinsky teaches us how to prepare for th Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/201852 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 3 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

On this week’s show, Paula and Adam get you acquainted with our beautiful North Hollywood studio locale. We talk to audiologist Dr. Michele Sherman about vital issues like whether earbuds are safe and why wax belongs in our ears and Q-tips don’t - and Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/201848 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 2 - Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

Episode 2... in which we launch the search for a suitable Theme Song, and Paula finds the silver lining in the eternal struggle against sports bras. Intimacy expert Jonathan Bowman teaches us how to maintain friendships. And honest auto mechanic Darren Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/201850 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 1 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

Bonus episode: The ThomaHawk Show! Join former Browns legends Joe Thomas and Andrew "Hawk" Hawkins for your one-stop-shop of fun NFL stories, hilarious hot takes, and a touch of bromance. Joining them today, all-time backup QB and their former teammate, Josh McCown. Subscribe now using our link: podcasts.uninterrupted.com/CheapSeats Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/201851 minutes, 7 seconds