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piffle! is a live radio show hosted by brothers Josh & Noah Telson that brings together comedians, actors, musicians and other funny people for a wild and bizarre hour of improvised facts, sketch comedy, music and conversation.

piffle! is a live radio show hosted by brothers Josh & Noah Telson that brings together comedians, actors, musicians and other funny people for a wild and bizarre hour of improvised facts, sketch comedy, music and conversation.
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piffle! is a live radio show hosted by brothers Josh & Noah Telson that brings together comedians, actors, musicians and other funny people for a wild and bizarre hour of improvised facts, sketch comedy, music and conversation.

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@piffleradio

Language:

English


Episodes

piffle! episode twenty-four - Improv Special with August Offensive winners

8/10/2016
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Cats are people, too! In a special "Improv" episode of piffle, Josh & Noah are joined by Matilde Keizer of GRILL TALK, Antonia Bär of "the 'h' is silent", Michele Guido of Vegetable Product, and Janina Rook of CǓNT HÅMMɆR, representing the winning teams from the Group Stage of the August Offensive improv tournament. They do some improv about cats. But first, Noah updates us on his driving license, we talk about how Telson isn't really our last name, and Josh finds out his 3-year-old is a...

Duration:00:56:04

piffle! episode twenty-three - Live & Rebooted, with Katja Gerz!

6/29/2016
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We're baaaaack! It's our first live show in a long while, and we're doing things a bit different. Stripped down, raw, a mix between our previous live episodes and our weekly shorts, piffle will now be back monthly with our new live shows! In this episode, Noah reveals his burning desire to drive again, there's shit in Josh's new backyard, Josh's daughter only speaks German and it's weird, our guest, German/American comedian & actress Katja Gerz, talks about growing up German/American, how...

Duration:01:21:19

piffle! short - Napoleon Penis

3/6/2016
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"Well, that's in my search history now." We're back with a full length piffle! short. We talk the insanity of children's museums, losing your kids, some improv about historical ignorance, Nancy Reagan, Drumpf & Cruz, plus Josh's phone thinks he wants to know about Napoleon's penis. We're not doing live shows regularly anymore, but we're still on stage all the dang time. Our next show is Tatort auf englisch on March 13th! Come check it out: http://comedycafeberlin.com/shows Get your...

Duration:00:24:04

piffle! short - When Someone Takes a Human Dump

11/29/2015
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The perfect excuse to use poop emoji. This podcast was recorded live on stage before we recorded episode 22 at the Comedy Café Berlin, so it sounds like we recorded it in an empty theater because we did. Josh regales Noah with a horrific story about finding something in the stairway of his apartment building. If anyone knows of apartments for rent in Kreuzberg, let Josh know. See us live! "piffle!" is recorded live at the Comedy Café Berlin in Berlin, Germany (http://comedycafeberlin.com)....

Duration:00:08:44

piffle! short - The MSM

8/28/2015
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The Main Stream Media! After getting sidetracked by marriage, we play a sketch cut from Episode 20 - The Media (https://soundcloud.com/piffleradio/piffle-episode-twenty-the) about a group of robed men getting sidetracked by the MSM. We will be on break until the end of September! But you can tune in for updates on the Comedy Café Berlin (http://comedycafeberlin.com). Thanks for another great season of "piffle!" See us live! "piffle!" the radio show (not our short) is recorded live at...

Duration:00:52:38

piffle! episode twenty - The Media

8/1/2015
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We're as mad as hell, but we'll keep on taking it for a bit longer. It's the season finale of Season 2! And we dedicate an entire episode to the abyss that is The Media. What is The Media? Noah can't quite figure it out. Here to help us, we're joined by comedian Andrew Reid, news correspondent Peter Oliver and musician Teresa Bergman. We research magazines about Kevins, an old timey newspaperman interviewing at Upworthy, creating our own clickbait listicle, being rude to Greg Kinnear,...

Duration:01:21:30

piffle! short - Kool Aid Man is from Area 51

7/11/2015
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Hey, it's as plausible as anything else. In our first #piffleshort about AMERICA, we play a round of "Do You Know Who I Am?" cut from episode 19 (https://soundcloud.com/piffleradio/piffle-episode-nineteen), featuring a pretty disturbing fact about Kool-Aid. Enjoy! See us live! "piffle!" the radio show (not our short) is recorded live at Vagabund Brauerei in Berlin, Germany (http://vagabundbrauerei.com). Check out http://piffleradio.com/events for full show recording schedule! We have...

Duration:01:22:39

piffle! episode nineteen - America!

7/3/2015
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Happy 4th of July! In honor of Independence Day and the country of our youth, we dedicate an entire episode to America! For this super-sized, All-American show, we're joined by fellow patriots Dan Stern (Night Show Berlin), Zach Anner (YouTube & Oprah Winfrey Network), and musician Blake Worrell (Puppetmastaz). Fulfilling our manifest destiny, we explore turd floaters, American high school curriculum, electric toilet seats, drinkin' beers in floaty pools, revisiting the deepest well in the...

Duration:01:16:26

piffle! short - Piffle Pygmalion

6/28/2015
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Well, that happened. We do something completely different and play a quick improv game called "Pick a Play" where Noah can only read lines from the play "Pygmalion". It gets... weird. But it's all about theater! And it's our last piffleshort about theater - next week, our live episode with Zach Anner, Dan Stern and Blake Worrell will be online for your listening pleasure - stay tuned! See us live! "piffle!" the radio show (not our short) is recorded live at Vagabund Brauerei in Berlin,...

Duration:00:10:46

piffle! short - Piffle On Ice

6/18/2015
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or maybe "Can You Take Me Higher? - The Creed Musical" We redo a lightning round we cut from episode 18, all about bad and random Broadway adaptations. And then Josh reads some more entries from his 2nd grade journal. Quick plug! Josh and Noah were guests on the Berlin Comedy Podcast where we reveal all sorts of personal and embarrassing stories. Check it out here: http://berlincomedypodcast.libsyn.com/episode-23-to-everyone-else-who-knew-me See us live! "piffle!" the radio show (not our...

Duration:00:18:30

piffle! bonus - Berlin Police Department Tweets

6/17/2015
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24 Hour Police! We've got a sneak peak into Episode 19 - AMERICA!, due out on the 4th of July (naturally). The Berlin Police Department recently decided to tweet all response calls for 24 hours. Due to the large number of expats in the city, we guess, they also decided to create a parallel English-language version of the feed. It is amazing. "piffle!" proudly presents a live reading of Berlin Police Department tweets in this bonus clip from Episode 19 - AMERICA! with guests Zach Anner...

Duration:00:03:11

piffle! short - Cher | The Theater of Politics

6/12/2015
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Do You Believe? After getting sidetracked by a lengthy discussion of the 2016 Republican candidates for president (basically anyone who's ever registered as a Republican at this point, right?), we play a round of Social Media Guru we had to cut from our episode about Theater (https://soundcloud.com/piffleradio/piffle-episode-eighteen). Our panelists had to make up a tweet from Cher. We're Moonstruck at the results and wish we could Turn Back Time to experience it all over again. Enjoy! See...

Duration:00:19:19

piffle! short - Stuperstitions

6/7/2015
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Break a leg, everyone! In this week's piffleshort, we play a sketch cut from episode 18 - Theater (https://soundcloud.com/piffleradio/piffle-episode-eighteen) all about some silly superstitions in the theater. Enjoy! See us live! The next live episode of "piffle!" will be recorded this Sunday, June 14th at the Vagabund Brauerei! Check out http://piffleradio.com/events for full details. We have "piffle!" merch! Get a snazzy t-shirt or tote bag with our faces on it and support the show with...

Duration:00:10:03

piffle! episode eighteen - Theater

5/30/2015
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Friends, Romans, piffleheads, lend me your ears... With all the silly sketches we do, we thought it was about time we dedicate an entire episode to theater (or is it theatre?). Appearing in the role of our guests, we're joined by comedian Stephanie Tucci, journalist Rebecca Jacobson and music from VOLK (Eleot Reich and Chris Lowe). This month's playbill includes a discussion of theatrical animal cruelty, far too many references to cats (the animal and the musical), Shakespeare's Hollywood...

Duration:01:11:37

piffle! short - Tech-No

5/23/2015
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Say No to Techno. In this week's piffle! short, Noah uses our theme of the month (tech) to talk about techno music, and Josh easily takes the bait to talk about how much he hates it. Let the hate mail begin! Sorry Berlin... See us live! "piffle!" the radio show (not our short) is recorded live at Vagabund Brauerei in Berlin, Germany (http://vagabundbrauerei.com). Check out http://piffleradio.com/events for full show recording schedule! We have "piffle!" merch! Get a snazzy t-shirt or tote...

Duration:00:19:16

piffle! short - There's An App For That

5/17/2015
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Even an app so you don't use apps anymore. Josh and Noah scour TechCrunch for absurd tech stories and hit gold when they discover a startup trying to use technology to get kids to stop using computers and go outside. Coincidentally, Josh's toddler (once again) joins in on the podcast. Sorry for the sound of apple-eating. See us live! "piffle!" the radio show (not our short) is recorded live at Vagabund Brauerei in Berlin, Germany (http://vagabundbrauerei.com). Check out...

Duration:00:11:40

piffle! short - Tidal Wave of Rich Assholes

5/10/2015
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More dangerous than actual tidal waves. We're talking about Tech this month, which leads us to a (very opinionated) discussion of music streaming services, and in particular Jay Z's Tidal, which is a bigger joke than anything we've ever written. We try to help them out with some helpful new marketing slogans. See us live! "piffle!" the radio show (not our short) is recorded live at Vagabund Brauerei in Berlin, Germany (http://vagabundbrauerei.com). Check out http://piffleradio.com/events for...

Duration:01:35:10

piffle! episode seventeen - Technology - Live at SoundCloud!

5/3/2015
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Skype interviews, smartwatches, startups & more! We're live at SoundCloud headquarters for a special episode all about technology. Helping us 'pivot' into this theme we're joined by stand up comedian (and web developer) Caroline Clifford, Head of New Markets at Soundcloud Thom Cummings, and musical guest Gillian Grassie. We bite the hand that feeds us by making fun of Berlin-based start ups, take apart some lame crowdfunding projects, re-enact Noah's job interview at SoundCloud, discuss...

Duration:01:09:04

piffle! short - My Body Hates Me

4/19/2015
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Embarrassing scars, hit-and-run drivers, bloody kisses & more. All in this week's #piffleshort. Noah challenges Josh to another round of ranting about mundane things, including suntanning and beards. This leads to a collection of horrible surgery-related stories and the general thesis that Josh's body hates him. Also, Noah gives someone a bloody kiss. We now have merch! You can get a snazzy t-shirt or tote bag with our faces on it and support the show with your purchase!...

Duration:00:27:13

piffle! short - Guinness Bodies

4/12/2015
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There are some strange body-based world records. And we talk about a few of them (and one made up record) in this week's #piffleshort (yeah, it's just a hashtag now). One of them is for largest natural breasts and the record holder is named Norma Stitz. True story. And apparently Josh has a tell when he's trying to sell the fake answer in piffle lightning rounds. Oh well. We now have merch! You can get a snazzy t-shirt or tote bag with our faces on it and support the show with your purchase!...

Duration:01:05:13