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Jeff Rubin (of CollegeHumor) presents interviews with creative people who have turned their obsessions into professions, as well as expert analysis on geeky things that they probably do.

Jeff Rubin (of CollegeHumor) presents interviews with creative people who have turned their obsessions into professions, as well as expert analysis on geeky things that they probably do.
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Jeff Rubin (of CollegeHumor) presents interviews with creative people who have turned their obsessions into professions, as well as expert analysis on geeky things that they probably do.

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English


Episodes

[rerun] Extreme Haunted Houses

10/9/2018
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Eric Striffler runs one of the country's best haunted houses - Nyctophobia in Long Island. Here, he explains how and why. A classic (classic!) episode from 2014.

Duration:01:07:23

World Records for World Records

9/25/2018
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Ashrita Furman has the Guinness World Record for most Guinness World Records. He did not get here by targeting easy records – he somersaulted the longest continuous distance (12 miles), ran the fastest mile with a milk bottle balanced on his head (7 minutes 47 seconds), and had the fastest time pogo sticking up the CN Tower (57 minutes, 51 sec). Here, he explains how and why.

Duration:00:49:03

Building Battlebots + Souped Up Power Wheels

9/11/2018
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Lindsay Oliver works at the EFF and Jordan Bunker constructs props. On any other Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show that's what we would be talking about, but today they are here in their capacity as friends who have constructed Battlebots and raced modded Power Wheels.

Duration:00:55:16

Jeff & Pat's Annual Summer Movie Review

8/28/2018
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Pat Cassels stops by for the eighth year of our annual summer movie extravaganza. We discuss Mission Impossible and more.

Duration:01:42:19

Godfather of Sign Spinning Tricks

8/7/2018
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This week, Justin Brown of Aarow Sign Spinners tells us what it takes to be a sign spinner. Watch footage from the 2018 World Sign Spinning Championship here.

Duration:00:47:09

Cleaning Disneyland

7/24/2018
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Lynn Barron was a custodian at Disneyland. He cowrote a book about the experience called Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless and currently cohosts Disney podcast The Sweep Spot. Here, he explains how and why.

Duration:00:43:13

[rerun] The Beanie Baby Bubble

7/17/2018
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Revisit this classic Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show about the Beanie Baby Bubble book.

Duration:00:50:29

Waterworld Stunt Spectacular (and also Power Rangers)

6/26/2018
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Yoshi Sudarso has played a Power Ranger and appears in the upcoming film Buffalo Boys, but all Jeff wants to discuss is his time in the Waterworld Stunt Spectacular.

Duration:00:57:54

Pasta Grannies

6/12/2018
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Vicky Bennison created Pasta Grannies, a video series that documents grandmothers in Italy making pasta. Here, she explains how and why.

Duration:00:40:18

Blue Man Group / The Tick Actor Scott Speiser

5/29/2018
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Scott Speiser is currently playing Overkill on Amazon's The Tick, and before that he has travelled the world performing with Blue Man Group. Here, he explains how all that happened.

Duration:00:59:32

Let's Play Pitch Deck

5/15/2018
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Pitch Deck is a game about creating and pitching new businesses. Today we try it out with Mike Karnell, Jeff Rosenberg, and Amanda Ferri.

Duration:00:56:02

Writer of Cartoon All-Stars to The Rescue

5/1/2018
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Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue is a 1990 animated special that brought together Bugs Bunny, Winnie the Pooh, the Smurfs, the Chipmunks, Slimer, ALF, and more to teach kids a lesson about drugs. Here we talk to Duane Pool about how he wrote the special, and why.

Duration:00:44:18

Wikipedia Editor w/ Over 1.8 Million Edits

4/17/2018
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Justin Knapp has edited Wikipedia over 1.8 million times, putting him at #2 on the all-time list. Here, he explains how and why. Here's a link to Justin's Wikipedia account, "koavf".

Duration:01:19:03

[rerun] Classic Simpsons Trivia

4/3/2018
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The hosts of Classic Simpsons Trivia Night in Brooklyn put together a quiz, and I gathered the three biggest Simpsons fans I know to see who could answer the most. Originally recorded in 2013, though the trivia only covers seasons 2 through 10 so nothing is out-of-date!

Duration:01:04:27

Lego Master Builder

3/20/2018
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Robbie McCarthy was a Lego Maser Builder at Legoland, where he designed and built large-scale Lego sculptures. Here, he explains how and why.

Duration:00:55:35

Videogame Collector Extraordinaire, Syd Bolton

3/6/2018
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Syd Bolton has one of the world's largest collections of videogames. He also collects computers, video discs, and runs the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario. Here, he explains how and why.

Duration:01:07:03

The Art & Science of Reboots

2/20/2018
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Dr. William Proctor is a Senior Lecturer in Media at Bournemouth University who has written extensively on the topic of reboots. Here, he explains how and why. Spoilers for The Last Jedi!

Duration:01:10:54

Warcraft, Hearthstone & LOTR Cookbooks w/ Chelsea Monroe-Cassel

2/6/2018
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Last time she was on the JRJR Show, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel had just written a Game of Thrones cookbook. Since then, she's written cookbooks that cover Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Lord of the Rings. Here, she explains how and why.

Duration:00:42:46

World's Greatest Pinball Player for 2017, Zach Sharpe

1/23/2018
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According to the International Flipper Pinball Association, Zach Sharpe is the World's Greatest Pinball Player of 2017. Here, he explains how and why. Click here for my first interview with Zach, from 2011, about the time he appeared in a Mortal Kombat ad.

Duration:00:55:08

207 - Let's Play Sherlock Holmes w/ Ronny Chieng & Owen Parsons

12/13/2017
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Ronny Chieng (correspondent on The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah) and Owen Parsons (head writer of The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper) stop by to help me review mystery boardgame Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective.

Duration:00:35:21