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The commercial with the soldier returning home just in time for the holidays, the story of the star-crossed lovers, the song about moving on from a bad relationship: these things always manage to make Sarah Thyre (“Strangers with Candy”) and Susan Orlean (The New Yorker) cry. Listen in as they discuss with a weekly guest the things that tickle your tear ducts.

The commercial with the soldier returning home just in time for the holidays, the story of the star-crossed lovers, the song about moving on from a bad relationship: these things always manage to make Sarah Thyre (“Strangers with Candy”) and Susan Orlean (The New Yorker) cry. Listen in as they discuss with a weekly guest the things that tickle your tear ducts.
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The commercial with the soldier returning home just in time for the holidays, the story of the star-crossed lovers, the song about moving on from a bad relationship: these things always manage to make Sarah Thyre (“Strangers with Candy”) and Susan Orlean (The New Yorker) cry. Listen in as they discuss with a weekly guest the things that tickle your tear ducts.

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Episodes

94 Malcolm Gladwell and Theda Hammel

5/10/2018
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Esteemed writer Malcolm Gladwell (Revisionist History Podcast, The New Yorker) joins Sarah and Susan for Crybabies live from the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. They talk about the opening stanza from Billy Bragg’s “Levi Stubbs’ Tears,” the Google Chrome commercial “Jess Time,” W.H. Auden's "Funeral Blues" from Four Weddings and a Funeral, and “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” Plus, a special performance of the Crybabies theme and an original song by Theda Hammel!

Duration:01:12:45

93 Emily Nussbaum

4/26/2018
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Emily Nussbaum, the Pulitzer prize winning television critic for The New Yorker joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Kathy Mattea’s “Where’ve You Been?”, the 1982 “Just because I love you Mom” Bell Telephone ad, “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2, and the final scene in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Becoming, Part Two.” This episode is brought to you by Front Porch People (www.thefrontporchpeople.com) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: CRYBABIES).

Duration:01:04:07

92 Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

4/12/2018
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Oscar nominated married couple/writers/actors/comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick) join Sarah and Susan to talk about their thought process behind the sex scenes in their film The Big Sick, Danny & Annie, Peter Bjorn & John’s “Objects Of My Affection,” Fred Rogers testifying before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications for PBS funding, the ending scene of Harry and the Hendersons and the “My Friends, You Bow to No One” scene from The Lord of the Rings: The...

Duration:00:42:29

91 Scott Thompson

3/29/2018
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Comedian Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall, Hannibal) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” by Al Green, the death of Nancy in Oliver Twist, “The Killing of Georgie” by Rod Stewart, the I Got The Bullets! scene from Rebel Without a Cause, Sam’s speech to Frodo in The Return of the King, and “Love is Stronger Than Pride” by Sade. This episode is brought to you by Juice Beauty (www.juicebeauty.com/CRYBABIES code: CRYBABIES20) and Leesa...

Duration:00:48:25

90 John Early

3/15/2018
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Actor, comedian, all around talent John Early (TBS’ Search Party) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about “Softly and Tenderly” from Junebug, Hamm Samwich’s “Bicycle,” the Tomorrow scene from Serial Mom, and Molly Shannon in Year of the Dog. This episode is brought to you by Juice Beauty (www.juicebeauty.com/CRYBABIES code: CRYBABIES20), Leesa (www.leesa.com/CRYBABIES), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES).

Duration:00:43:24

89 Joely Fisher

3/1/2018
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Actress, singer, Broadway hoofer, and author Joely Fisher (Ellen, ’Til Death) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about her book Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures, her family Eddie Fisher, Connie Stevens, and Carrie Fisher, Aimee Mann’s “Wise Up” from the Magnolia soundtrack, the young girl who gave birth to Joely’s adopted daughter, and Debra Winger’s deathbed speech to her son from Terms of Endearment. This episode is brought to you by Of a Kind (www.ofakind.com code:...

Duration:00:43:47