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032 - I Don't Mind (w/ Eliza Skinner)

7/19/2018
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Eliza Skinner (Drop the Mic) joins Miel and Demi to figure out where Usher and Juicy J went wrong with their 2011 stripper love song, "I Don't Mind". Though the song may rife with fake claps and misguided male feminism, it does give Demi cause to try to teach the girls how to twerk and to discuss armpit merkins. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Nice for What" by Drake, "County Line" by Cass Mccombs, "Free Your Mind" by En Vogue.

Duration:01:11:34

031 - Somebody's Watching Me (w/ Mary Kobayashi)

7/12/2018
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Did Rockwell invent 2018 Sad Girl Twitter? Mary Kobayashi (John Levenstein's Retirement Party) joins to unpack the not-so-secret Michael Jackson collab "Somebody's Watching Me" by wannabe British man, Rockwell. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News, "Rent" by Big Freedia, "Where Is My Mind" (Pixies Cover) by Maxence Cyrin

Duration:01:08:08

030 - Teenage Dirtbag (w/ Dylan Gelula)

7/5/2018
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Listening to Iron Maiden does a dirtbag make? Dylan Gelula (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) helps Miel and Demi try to make sense of the incel fantasy rock anthem, "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Like A Surgeon" by Weird Al, "Short Court Style" by Natalie Prass, "Zebra" by Beach House

Duration:01:01:11

029 - The Star-Spangled Banner

6/28/2018
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Today on Punch Up The Jam, we talk about dog dicks, mountains, Miel's alternate ideas for money, updating the Statue of Liberty, fireworks vs. rockets, and eventually, Francis Scott Key's 19th-century ode to a wavy legend, "The Star-Spangled Banner!" This episode is brought to you by Quip! http://getquip.com/JAM UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: Kacey Musgraves - "High Horse," Al Green - "Love and Happiness"

Duration:01:12:29

028 - Summer Girls (w/ Hannah Pilkes)

6/21/2018
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For the first day of summer, Hannah Pilkes (Groundlings) joins to tackle one of the most requested songs, LFO's "Summer Girls", as well as the true meaning Hip Hop Marmalade. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Dance Magic Dance" by David Bowie, "Will2k" by Will Smith, "Jesus Etc." by Wilco

Duration:01:25:23

027 - What A Fool Believes (w/ Miel's Dad)

6/14/2018
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On a special Father's day edition of the show, Miel's dad (composer behind the original Space Jam commercials, co-producer of Miel) stops by to share his musical expertise and help us dissect the most Dad song of all time – The Doobie Brothers' "What A Fool Believes!" UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - Yes, "Four Out Of Five" - Arctic Monkeys, "Helplessly Hoping" - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. This episode is brought to you by Storyworth! http://storyworth.com/JAM

Duration:01:18:21

026 - It Wasn't Me (w/ Ify Nwadiwe)

6/7/2018
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Ify Nwadiwe (comedian, co-host of Nerdificient & Candy Dinner) drops by to break down the logistics (and sitcom potential) of Rik Rok's cheating, as shown in Shaggy's 2000 song "It Wasn't Me!" UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Call Your Girlfriend” - Robyn, “What Would Meek Do?” - Pusha T, “B.O.B” - OutKast This episode is brought to you by Quip (getquip.com/JAM) & Audible! (audible.com/PUNCHUP)

Duration:01:09:34

025 - One Week (w/ Anthony Troli)

5/31/2018
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The most requested song with the most requested guest! Miel and Demi are joined by friend and Gilmore Guys fav Anthony Troli to get to the bottom of the Barenaked Ladies banger "One Week", uncovering the mystery of Chalet Swiss along the way. A HUGE thank you to @IanEdgerly for producing the absolute hell out of the punch-up. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Fluorescent Adolescent" by Arctic Monkeys, "My Favourite Game" by the Cardigans, "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon

Duration:01:14:18

024 - Pour Some Sugar on Me (w/ Erin Whitehead)

5/24/2018
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Is "sugar" heroin or sex or quarters for the peep show window? Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) joins to help Miel and Demi figure it out and leaves with a new a capella improv duo. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan, "Alone" by Heart, "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips

Duration:01:15:24

023 - Short People

5/17/2018
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On an all-new episode of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi dive into Toy Story, Steve Harvey, feet, eagle screeches, and eventually, Randy Newman's 1977 song about them– "Short People!" UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Losing You" - Randy Newman, "Mr. Blue Sky" - Electric Light Orchestra

Duration:00:58:06

022 - Hey Ma (w/ David Gborie)

5/10/2018
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David Gborie (All Fantasy Everything, Shinin) joins to dissect the Cam'Ron ft. Juelz Santana classic "Hey Ma" just in time for Mother's Day. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "High Power" by Kendrick Lamar, "Do You Realize" by The Flaming Lips, "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen

Duration:01:19:07

021 - Fat Lip (w/ Whitmer Thomas)

5/3/2018
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Demi and Miel are joined by comedian Whitmer Thomas (@whitmerthomas) to talk about skateboarding, 2000s pop punk culture, old people, conformity, and eventually, Sum 41's 2001 anthem to rudeness "Fat Lip!" UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: Blink-182 - "Wendy Clear", Sharon Van Etten - "One Day", The Strokes - "Someday"

Duration:01:43:25

020 - Mr. Brightside (w/ Biniam Bizuneh)

4/26/2018
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Does Mr. Brightside live in a cage? Miel and Demi are joined by comic/actor Biniam Bizuneh to try to figure it out, while Miel learns that 'Maybach' and 'Maytag' are not the same thing and no one knows if cigarettes can hotbox (probably not right? What's google.) UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "The General" by Dispatch, "Jesus of Suburbia" by Green Day, "Creature Comfort" by Arcade Fire

Duration:01:06:48

019 - The Look

4/19/2018
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Demi and Miel dive into voice training, Herbal Essences, writing music in foreign languages, the misguided concept of 'sex on the beach,' and eventually, Roxette's metaphor-laden 1988 hit "The Look!" #SwedishTinyMouth UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: Tallest Man On Earth - “The Wild Hunt”, The Beach Boys - “God Only Knows”

Duration:01:13:26

018 - In the Air Tonight

4/12/2018
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In a particularly chill and riffy episode, Demi and Miel dare to punch up the near perfect Phil Collins classic "In the Air Tonight," discussing deleted scenes from Tarzan, steroids for fun and blimp operators along the way. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac, "Foreplay / Long Time" by Boston

Duration:01:11:04

017 - Semi-Charmed Life (w/ Mara Wilson)

4/5/2018
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Miel and Demi review and rewrite the sex and crystal meth anthem of the 90's, Third Eye Blind's "Semi-Charmed Life" with writer Mara Wilson. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "No Diggity" by Blackstreet, "The Green Room" by The Tins, "Light of the Seven" by Ramin Djawadi

Duration:01:09:53

016 - Escape (The Piña Colada Song) (w/ Ian Karmel and Sean Jordan)

3/29/2018
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On a new episode of Punch Up The Jam, we're joined by All Fantasy Everything's Ian Karmel & Sean Jordan to discuss Rupert Holmes's sunny 70s ode to cheating and coincidence, "Escape (The Piña Colada Song!)"

Duration:01:41:05

015 - Mambo No. 5 (Live in Austin, TX)

3/22/2018
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For their first ever live episode, Demi and Miel take to Austin, TX to discuss the hierarchy of women in Lou Bega's "cult" classic, "Mambo No. 5!" UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Controversy" - Prince, "Peg" - Steely Dan

Duration:00:51:50

014 - Friday I'm In Love

3/15/2018
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We've all swayed to The Cure's "Friday I'm In Love" but who among us has understood it? Demi and Miel try to get to the bottom of it, somehow possibly murdering Morrissey along the way. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Walking On Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox and "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by the S.O.S. Band

Duration:01:10:53

013 - Party In The USA

3/8/2018
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Miel and Demi take a long walk around the Miley Cyrus classic "Party In the USA," stopping to explore Shawshank Redemption, what actually happens to butterflies in cocoons, and the 'shoe pile' which may or may not be a thing.

Duration:01:03:39