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SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins

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SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to long-form sketch. Join Paul, his special guests, and his incredibly talented friends from the world of improv for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming.

SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to long-form sketch. Join Paul, his special guests, and his incredibly talented friends from the world of improv for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming.
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United States

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Earwolf

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SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to long-form sketch. Join Paul, his special guests, and his incredibly talented friends from the world of improv for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming.

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@pftompkins

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English


Episodes

147 Wisconsin Dells Water Park (w/ Maribeth Monroe, Nancy Hayden, Jaime Moyer)

1/15/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone including riddle lovers back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress and comedian Maribeth Monroe of Workaholics and The Good Place! Maribeth chats about her most embarrassing superstition, being tormented by her older brothers growing up, and purgatory. Then, they are joined by improvisers Nancy Hayden and Jaime Moyer, to improvise a story set in Wisconsin Dells Water Park. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it...

Duration: 01:03:30


146 A Corn Maze (w/ Kristian Bruun, Matt Gourley, Chris Grace, Tawny Newsome)

1/8/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends both far and near to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! Kristian chats about what movie universe would he most want to live in, thinking a practical joke was being played on him while watching the original Twin Peaks, and whether he will turn his back on Canada to become an American citizen. Then, they are joined by improvisers Matt Gourley, Chris Grace, and Tawny Newsome, to improvise a story set...

Duration: 01:06:58


145 Church Camp (w/ Joel Kim Booster, Matt Gourley, Colleen Smith, Rebecca Delgado Smith)

1/1/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins wishes all a Happy New Year on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Joel Kim Booster! Joel chats about losing his virginity to a French man, the four bases of dating, and believing he was going to be a youth pastor. Then, they are joined by improvisers Matt Gourley, Colleen Smith, and Rebecca Delgado Smith, to improvise a story set at Church Camp. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is...

Duration: 01:15:39


144 Airport (w/ Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Little Janet Varney)

12/25/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins wishes listeners a very Merry Christmas on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are The WorkJuice Players aka Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, and Little Janet Varney. Everyone then shares which exotic pet they would choose between a Macaw, Tortoise, Boa, and Alpaca. Then, they all improvise a story set in an Airport. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to...

Duration: 01:14:54


143 Perry's Nut House in Belfast, Maine (w/ John Hodgman, Ego Nwodim, Jaime Moyer)

12/18/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes sweater weather loving listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest/author/humorist is John Hodgman! John chats about whether he knows his neighbors or if he tries to avoid them, humor stories set in Maine “Bert & I”, and his new book Vacationland. Then, they are joined by improvisers Ego Nwodim and Jaime Moyer, to improvise a story set in Perry’s Nut House in Belfast, Maine. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it...

Duration: 01:05:11


142 A Dance Club In Reykjavik (w/ Negin Farsad, Mark McConville, Nancy Hayden, Donna Brookbanks)

12/11/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes time traveling listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian and fellow Earwolf podcaster Negin Farsad of Fake the Nation! Negin chats about whether she’s ever had a religious experience, a moment in which she was hysterically laughing with friends in Paris, and having car blindness. Then, they are joined by improvisers Mark McConville, Nancy Hayden, and Donna Brookbanks, to improvise a story set in A Dance Club In Reykjavik. And...

Duration: 01:12:36


141 The Belly of a Whale (w/ Beth Newell, Sarah Pappalardo, Ryan Gaul, Amanda Lund, Jordan Black)

12/4/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, editors and co-founders of Reductress! Beth and Sarah chat about whether or not they’ve ever stolen anything, being propositioned by an older man while bagging groceries as a teenager, and the one time babysitting for a mother who got accusatory when she asked how they knew her child was constipated. Then, they are joined by improvisers Ryan Gaul, Amanda Lund, and...

Duration: 01:05:14


140 Family Owned Bike Shop (w/ Matt Besser, Craig Cackowski, Little Janet Varney, Maya Deshmukh)

11/27/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins uses the sound of his voice to welcome listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Matt Besser of improv4humans! Matt chats about what his favorite ancient civilization is and why, the thrill of looking for shards in Santa Fe as a child, and the abandoned theme park Dogpatch USA. Then, they are joined by improvisers Craig Cackowski, Little Janet Varney, and Maya Deshmukh, to improvise a story set in a Family Owned Bike Shop. And as...

Duration: 01:11:26


138 A Haunted Hotel (w/ Hrishikesh Hirway, Shaun Diston, Carl Tart, Ego Nwodim)

11/13/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins takes a pause to listen to the music before welcoming listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is musician and composer Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly podcasts! Hrishikesh chats about who was his favorite author as a teen and why, recently letting go of all his childhood possessions, and what were his Lego masterpieces as a kid. Then, they are joined by improvisers Shaun Diston, Carl Tart, and Ego Nwodim, to...

Duration: 01:12:34


137 Hardware Store (w/ Oscar Nunez, Shulie Cowen, Matt Gourley)

11/6/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners from around the world back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest return guest Oscar Nunez of The Office and People of Earth! Oscar chats about the best gift he received from his mom, falling off a bike while training for a triathlon, and his parents telling him all about the movies they would go out to see. Then, they are joined by improvisers Shulie Cowen and Matt Gourley, to improvise a story set at a Hardware Store. And as always,...

Duration: 01:07:56


136 High School Reunion (w/ Busy Philipps, Ryan Gaul, Tawny Newsome, Sarah Burns)

10/30/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners to a spoOoky edition of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest return guest and first 4-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Principals! Busy chats about the one kind of cuisine she would eat her entire life, her daughter Birdie’s admiration of cruises, and being overshadowed at her 10 year high school reunion by her high school rival. Then, they are joined by improvisers Ryan Gaul, Tawny Newsome, and Sarah Burns, to improvise a story...

Duration: 01:20:43


135 South Street Philadelphia (w/ Ana Ortiz, Carla Cackowski, Eugene Cordero, Ryan Gaul)

10/23/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins arrives a bit late but just on time to welcome everyone to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Ana Ortiz of Devious Maids! They chat about at what moment did Ana feel the most adult, hookers breaking into her apartment in Philadelphia, and her experiences being thrown out of bars. Then, they are joined by improvisers Carla Cackowski, Eugene Cordero, and Ryan Gaul, to improvise a story set at South Street Philadelphia. And as always, Eban (only the best)...

Duration: 01:04:15


134 A Cast Reunion for the film The Net (w/ Jensen Karp, Carl Tart, Colleen Smith, Mano Agapion)

10/16/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins says hi, hello, and what’s up to listeners on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Jensen Karp of Get Up On This and Drop the Mic! They chat about whether Jensen has ever gotten lost, the strange item he saved up for when he was 15 years old, and getting high to impress rappers. Then, they are joined by improvisers Carl Tart, Colleen Smith, and Mano Agapion, to improvise a story set at A Cast Reunion for the film The Net. And as always, Eban...

Duration: 01:09:34


133 Water Cooler Area At An Office (w/ Mary Holland, Colleen Smith, Mano Agapion, Carl Tart)

10/9/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes music lovers to this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Mary Holland of Wild Horses and Blunt Talk! They chat about what Mary believes is her finest and worst qualities, the moment she realized she should probably start doubting herself, and being a real cuddle bug. Then, they are joined by improvisers Colleen Smith, Mano Agapion, and Carl Tart, to improvise a story set at a Water Cooler Area At An Office. And as always, Eban...

Duration: 01:30:01


132 Splash Mountain at Disneyland (w/ Aimee Mann, Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, Gary Anthony Williams)

10/2/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies, gentleman, and cats walking across any keyboards to this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is singer-songwriter Aimee Mann! They chat about how many times Aimee googled herself this week, baby bangs, and phone etiquette at restaurants. Then, they are joined by improvisers Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, and Gary Anthony Williams, to improvise a story set at Splash Mountain at Disneyland. And as always, Eban (only the best)...

Duration: 01:08:06


131 Tommy Bahama Store (w/ Arden Myrin, Maria Blasucci, Little Janet Varney, Steve Agee)

9/25/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins slowly eases listeners into this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Arden Myrin of MADtv, Shameless, and Will You Accept This Rose! They chat about the last time Arden pretended to know something, just starting to tell the truth after realizing she was lying all the time, and learning some stuff way too soon from her sex-ed teacher. Then, they are joined by improvisers Maria Blasucci, Little Janet Varney, and Steve Agee to improvise a story set...

Duration: 01:16:31


130 A Bank Heist (w/ Clea DuVall, Nicole Parker, Eugene Cordero, Little Janet Varney)

9/18/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentleman back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Clea DuVall of HBO’s Veep! They chat about how Clea feels about her eye color, the worst haircut she had that she loved at the time, and a shirt she bought because it reminded her of PFT. Then, they are joined by improvisers Nicole Parker, Eugene Cordero, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set at A Bank Heist. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all...

Duration: 01:23:13


129 Whale Watching Boat (w/ Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Eugene Cordero, Chris Tallman, Nicole Parker)

9/11/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone with his real voice to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guests are Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Put Your Hands Together and Take My Wife! They chat about what movie they have lied about seeing, Rhea admitting that she has never seen Contact, and the levels of the video game GoldenEye 007. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Chris Tallman, and Nicole Parker, to improvise a story set in a Whale Watching Boat....

Duration: 01:16:38


128 A Mansion House (w/ Bryan Safi, Erin Gibson, Tim Baltz, Rebecca Delgado Smith, Amanda Lund)

9/4/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins parachutes his way toward Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade! They chat about what time period they belong in, the origins of high heels, and the 1970 film The Boys in the Band. Then they are joined by improvisers Tim Baltz, Rebecca Delgado Smith, and Amanda Lund, to improvise a story set in A Mansion House. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you...

Duration: 01:06:02

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