51: Bobcat Goldthwait with Matt Nathanson09/18/14
On this week's episode, comedian and movie director Bobcat Goldthwait talks Bigfoot, singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson explains his love for KISS, and the feud between Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd takes an unexpected turn in Pop Song Correspondences.
49: Kristen Schaal with Typhoon
On this week's show, comedian and actor Kristen Schaal is a mom with a powerful fanny pack, and we finally find out the name of America's horse in the desert. Plus, music from the Portland-based band Typhoon.
58: Audience Choice Show 2014
We asked listeners to tell us the segments they loved. Their favorites: Amazon Review Theater with Paul F. Tompkins and Keegan-Michael Key, Pop Song Correspondences, angels in our appliances, Linus losing it. Plus, Har Mar Superstar with a full horn...
48: Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Mirman and Paget Brewster with Nellie...
This week's episode comes to you from San Francisco's Sketchfest comedy festival. Hear comedian Paul F. Tompkins as Ice-T in an episode of Cop Squadron: Spoiler Alert Unit and actor Paget Brewster on Eleanor Roosevelt's exercise cassettes.
43: Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Anna Kendrick with Sara Watkins and...
Zach Galifianakis reveals his secret ambitions, Ed Helms plays an original song, Anna Kendrick co-owns of a very different kind of casino, and Sara Watkins and Dan Wilson knock out the crowd with beautiful harmonies.
57: Kumail Nanjiani with Valerie June (Part Two)
Comedian Kumail Nanjiani talks about his first time in America, his HBO show Silicon Valley, and his love for video games. And we hear music from singer/songwriter Valerie June, who tells us how sometimes songs come to her in different voices.
42: Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins, Keegan-Michael Key and Ellie...
From Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, Keegan-Michael Key performs a one-star Amazon review of Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils, Ellie Kemper learns Spanish from a Tom Waits cassette, and more.
46: Steven Yeun with Motion City Soundtrack
Actor Steven Yeun talks about how his character Glenn from The Walking Dead keeps his spirits up amid a zombie apocalypse. Plus, rock band Motion City Soundtrack debuts a song written specifically for Glenn and tells us where Motion City is actually...
56: Peter Sagal and Paul F. Tompkins with Open Mike Eagle (Part Two)
Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal sings, comedian Paul F. Tompkins reads one-star Amazon reviews (and also sings), and art-rapper Open Mike Eagle offers chilling insight on the Happy Birthday song. He sings as well.
Episode 45: Marc Maron with Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
On this week's show, podcast icon Marc Maron tells us about a very memorable encounter with Iggy Pop, singer/songwriters Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires make beautiful music together, and we come face to face with Murder Cat! Plus, in our Pop Song...
Episode 44: Andy Richter with Neko Case
On this week's show, Tom Waits, Abraham Lincoln and Morrissey tell us about their snack foods for kids, Neko Case sings from her latest album and tells us about her love for heavy metal, and TV's Andy Richter is a prom king forever.
Episode 41: Maria Bamford with Thao Nguyen
On this week's show, comedian Maria Bamford is a pro wrestler who becomes a substitute English teacher. Plus, singer/songwriter Thao Nguyen rocks songs from her latest album.
Episode 55: Kumail Nanjiani with Valerie June
Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani tells us what happens when you Google a smell, singer/songwriter Valerie June explains how she's able to smile when she sings the blues, and the premiere installment of Wikihow Theater.
Episode 54: Jen Kirkman with Bob Mould
Comedian Jen Kirkman tells us what it's like to make an episode of Drunk History, punk rock godfather Bob Mould performs tracks from his latest album, and we hear why dead author Franz Kafka is so upset with Pharrell Williams.
Episode 40: Jason Ritter with Dessa
Actor Jason Ritter explains his fascination with puns and gives handsome people advice on how to be handsomer. Singer/rapper/writer Dessa confesses her love for the elderly and warns against serpents with bad circulation.
Episode 53: Peter Sagal and Paul F. Tompkins with Open Mike Eagle
On this week's episode, Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal plays a Wits game show, comedian Paul F. Tompkins performs Amazon.com one-star reviews of great literature, and Open Mike Eagle performs from his album Dark Comedy.
Episode 39: David Cross with Har Mar Superstar
Comedian, actor, director David Cross talks about Arrested Development's Tobias Funke and Alvin and the Chipmunks, Har Mar Superstar lays down his sweet soul sounds, and the two compete in the Wits Game Show: The R&B singer vs. the Slam Poet.
Episode 38: Tim Heidecker with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo
Comedian Tim Heidecker becomes an unconventional aerobics instructor, the Wits Game Show goes delightfully off the rails, and we hear new songs from Aimee Mann and Ted Leo's super-duo, The Both.
Episode 37: Paul F. Tompkins with Rhett Miller
Comedian Paul F. Tompkins tries to overcome a lifetime of servile conditioning as Mark, a newly liberated denizen of Oz. Hip-swiveling Rhett Miller of the Old 97's educates us all about random dandelion surgery.
Episode 36: Jim Gaffigan with Busdriver
Comedian Jim Gaffigan plays the moon from Goodnight Moon. Rap artist Busdriver tells of the first time he met LL Cool J. And we hear a Pop Song Correspondence from Simon and Garfunkel's put-upon friends Alan and Doug.
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