57: Kumail Nanjiani with Valerie June (Part Two)08/15/14
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.
Episode 52: John Hodgman with Jean Grae
On this week's show, comedian, actor, and author John Hodgman talks about growing up as an only child and embodying every subgenre of nerd at the same time. Also, rapper, writer, and director Jean Grae tells us what it's like to punch a superhero, and...
Episode 51: Bobcat Goldthwait with Matt Nathanson
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.
Episode 50: Margaret Cho and Paul F. Tompkins with Superchunk and Will...
Hear comedian and actor Paul F. Tompkins read one-star reviews from Amazon.com and comedian and actor Margaret Cho talk about how her experience All American Girl has shaped her career. Also, punk rockers Superchunk and Will Sheff of Okkervil River.
Episode 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.
Episode 33: Aisha Tyler, with Loudon Wainwright III
This week's show features comedian, actor, author, TV host and podcaster Aisha Tyler and Grammy Award-winner Loudon Wainwright III. Plus, an alien slumber party, Tom Waits meditation tapes and a Pop Song Correspondence from Radiohead's therapist.
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