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Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play a joke of their's and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play a joke of their's and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.
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Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play a joke of their's and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.

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Episodes

Aparna Nancherla’s Anxiety

8/5/2018
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In the season finale of Good One, Jesse and Aparna Nancherla (Just Putting It Out There, Comedy Central's Corporate, Netflix's The Standups) discuss how depression and anxiety came to be a part of her act, how her jokes about mental health have been received over time, and the inherent stress of interacting with babies.

Duration:00:55:10

Will Forte's The Last Man on Earth Ending

7/30/2018
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Jesse talks to Will about the Last Man on Earth’s final scene, the show’s journey, and what would have come next if the show hadn't been cancelled. Recorded live in Montreal at the 2018 Just for Laughs Festival.

Duration:00:56:11

Naomi Ekperigin's Old Navy Jeans

7/23/2018
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New York based Naomi Ekperigin is quickly becoming an influential voice in modern comedy. She’s worked as a staff writer for Broad City and Great News, and was listed as one of the “8 Black Comediennes Who are Ready for SNL” by Essence Magazine. Jesse talks to Naomi about a joke from her most recent set on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Learn how Naomi crafted her tight 5 for late night, how she writes comedy conversationally, and the application process behind booking a spot on Seth Meyers.

Duration:01:06:32

Reggie Watts's Improv Musical Comedy

7/16/2018
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Reggie Watts doesn't write jokes. With nothing but a microphone and some looping pedals, he crafts one-of-a-kind musical improv comedy. So on this special episode of Good One, Reggie improvises a song in the studio and we break down his process. He explains his love for improv over scripted comedy, his passion for science and technology, and shares his experiences making music on different drugs and psychedelics.

Duration:00:58:24

Vanessa Bayer's Jacob the Bat Mitzvah Boy

7/9/2018
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Vanessa Bayer stops in to discuss the creation of her character Jacob the Bat Mitzvah Boy. She talks about her formative years of comedy, Judaism, and how the process of writing a subtle and specific character evolved each time Jacob returned.

Duration:01:09:57

Bo Burnham's 'Make Happy' Rant

7/2/2018
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This week Bo Burnham, writer and director of the feature Eight Grade, was interviewed live at Vulturefest. Vulture senior editor Jesse David Fox and Bo discuss his auto-tuned rant that closed out Burnham's Netflix special titled 'Make Happy.' They dissect Bo's relationship to audience, comedy, authenticity and performance- and how that informed his vision as he makes his directorial debut. This week's episode is brought to you by Spotify!

Duration:01:01:49

Jimmy Fallon's Do Not Play

6/25/2018
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Jimmy Fallon drops by to talk about his bit 'Do Not Play,' sharing songs so bad that you just have to listen to them. Fallon discusses finding his calling with the Tonight Show, a variety show and an institution, with the mission of putting a smile on your face before bed. He delves into the value of a silly bit inside of a show like his and reflects on his career, now and for the next twenty years. This episode is brought to you by Spotify!

Duration:01:05:59

Patton Oswalt's Polish Woman of Doom

6/18/2018
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Patton Oswalt talks about the process of writing comedy in the face of real and personal tragedy. Oswalt's passion for crafting jokes, turns of phrase, and the way in which he talks about the world were thrown into intense perspective as he dealt with the loss of his wife, and the responsibility to care for his also grieving daughter.

Duration:00:53:44

Trevor Noah’s Daily Show

6/11/2018
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In a special edition of Good One recorded live at Clusterfest, host Jesse David Fox discusses the process of creating the Daily Show with a panel of writers including Trevor Noah, Dulce Sloan, Michael Costa, Desi Lydic, Ronny Chang, Roy Wood Jr. This week's episode is sponsored by Spotify!

Duration:01:06:19

David Cross's Squagels

6/4/2018
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Duration:01:02:24

Cameron Esposito's Rape Joke

5/28/2018
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Cameron Esposito discusses a joke about the misrepresentation of sexual assault in popular culture. In this interview with Jesse David Fox, Cameron speaks to the challenge of sharing her own experience, drawing the audience in, and creating a space to perform the kind of material that confronts through humor.

Duration:01:14:04

John Mulaney's One Hundred Million Dollars

5/21/2018
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Welcome to season 3 of Good One! Kid Gorgeous a.k.a. John Mulaney stops by to break down a joke in defense of financiers. John shares how he found his stride in an 'old timey' voice, expands on his fascination with OJ Simpson, and talks about how working on Oh Hello influenced his writing style.

Duration:00:55:43

Pete Holmes’s Green Eggs and Ham

1/22/2018
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Jesse David Fox talks to Pete Holmes about a joke from his 2016 special Faces & Sounds. They talk about Pete's "spidey sense" as a comedian, why anger can be a great cue, and more.

Duration:00:59:02

Wyatt Cenac's Black History Month

1/15/2018
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In this live taped episode of Good One, Jesse talks to Wyatt Cenac about his Black History Month joke, which appears on his last album, Furry Dumb Fighter. Hear about Wyatt's writing process, why he often uses comic books as a source of material, and how he feels about including the n-word in his work.

Duration:00:44:12

Natasha Leggero’s Burning Man

1/8/2018
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In this episode, Jesse David Fox and Natasha Leggero deconstruct a joke from her 2015 Comedy Central special. They talk about Burning Man, her process of trial and error, and how her persona has evolved over time.

Duration:00:42:01

Bill Burr's Definition of Bravery

1/1/2018
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In this live taped episode of Good One, Jesse talks to Bill Burr about a joke from his most recent special Walk Your Way Out. Hear how a trip to India helped shape that joke, what Bill thinks about doing characters, and how he manages his relationship with offended audience members.

Duration:00:42:54

Eugene Mirman's Portsmouth, New Hampshire Complaint Letter

12/18/2017
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In this live taped episode of Good One from the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Jesse speaks with Eugene Mirman about his joke -- which is a real letter published in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire summer guide.

Duration:00:57:45

Paul Feig's Spy Knife Fight

12/11/2017
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In this live episode of Good One from Vulture Festival LA, Jesse speaks with Paul Feig about a fight scene from his movie Spy, why he works best with women and the trials of editing a film.

Duration:00:58:50

Saturday Night Live's "Wells for Boys"

12/4/2017
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Jesse David Fox talks to Julio Torres and Jeremy Beiler, the writers behind the Saturday Night Live sketch “Wells for Boys.” In this episode, you'll hear how it came together, how it was received in the studio, and whether political art is the only art that matters.

Duration:00:46:51

Jeff Garlin Refuses to Pick a Joke

11/27/2017
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Jesse sits with Jeff Garlin for a somewhat flipped version of Good One. Jeff didn’t feel he’d be a right fit for the show as he's not one for dissecting his process. Hear why that is, why he thinks Eddie Murphy is the Babe Ruth of standup, and about making the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Duration:00:51:39