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This Week with Larry Miller Podcast

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Larry Miller is best known for his stand-up comedy and unforgettable roles in films such as Waiting For Guffman, Best in Show and 10 Things I Hate About You. Now he brings his sharp wit and genteel manner to his very own podcast, This Week With Larry Miller! Each week, Larry tells stories from his own life, in the tradition of great American radio raconteurs like Jean Shepherd and Garrison Keilor. Miller’s tales are smart without being stuffy or hostile, and uplifting without being naive.




Cacti, Wild Pigs & Earthquakes

Don't be a boar! Tune in and hear how Larry returns from Tucson with a fear of cacti and wild pigs. That leads to a discussion of Larry's newest volcano, volcano #3! And Larry does an inspired recitation of the poem Gunga Din, then talks about the movie of the same name. Quote of the week: "They make the Javelina pigs look like tea time."

Duration: 00:34:00

Where's My Car?

Larry loses his car at Ralph's and then hits the road with Seinfeld. Then find out which Juan one is wanted -- on the phone. And Larry talks about the classic movie Miss Miniver and recites "Prouder Man Than You" by the great Australian bush poet Henry Lawson. Quote of the week: "He's three years old. I don't know where he gets it."

Duration: 00:41:16

Prisoners Of Our Coffee Machines

Larry switches to a percolator coffee pot and enjoys life in the slow lane. Plus a history lesson on Labor Day. Then Larry talks about the great movie Witness and recites Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. Quote of the week: "Hey, somebody go move that ox."

Duration: 00:38:42

Do Not Rub The Bald Man's Head!

Larry returns from dropping his son off at college with a stern warning for all mascots -- do not rub the bald man's head! And Larry recites the epic Emerson poem Alphonso of Castille and talks about the classic college football movie Rudy. Quote of the week: "I think I had too much sriracha on that burger."

Duration: 00:33:30

Real Housewives Of Milleronia

Larry explains his absence for the last two weeks and gets ready to send his youngest son off to college. Plus a tribute to the late Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory. Quote of the week: "Charles Manson would be hired today. Someone from Jupiter would be hired."

Duration: 00:31:00

Key Larr-go (Rebroadcast)

Larry's morning routine is messed up by mainland politics, which are unlike the easy election machinations on Milleronia! Larry talks about boozy molls, Key Largo, phony phone calls and why you're not allowed to swear on a walkie talkie. And finally, Larry recites an amazing poem, "The House With Nobody In It" by Joyce Kilmer. Quote of the Week: "Is Bob Gaelic there?" Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Duration: 00:41:57

Oh, The Zoomanity! (Rebroadcast)

Larry ponders the magic of dogs. They are sweet and cuddly one minute, then scrapping brawlers the next. Also, the cuteness and lack of durability of dog toys is lost on Larry. Ever wonder what happens when a blonde speeder is pulled over by a blonde cop? And when is it too soon to think about going back to school? And congrats to Ollie Dungmeister, foreman of Volcano #2! He's retiring after 50 years of happy service! Quote of the week: "People like that run...

Duration: 00:41:45

Larry Sasses A State Trooper!

A young Larry is roughed up by some state troopers just for politely asking for one little cigarette. OK, so he didn't ask politely and it happened while he was under arrest, but still! And Larry talks about an upcoming part in a movie. Then we hear about the movie "Inherit The Wind" and Larry recites "A Very Short Song" by Dorothy Parker. Quote of the week: "Give me a cigarette, you BLANKING BLANK."

Duration: 00:47:30

What Did We Do Before A/C?

The dog days of summer get Larry wondering how we got by before air conditioning. Then Larry recalls an interesting conversation he had with Val Kilmer on the set of "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang." Then he discusses the movie "Tombstone" and recites the poem "On Dreaming" by John Newton. Quote of the week: "This joke is one year younger than God."

Duration: 00:35:06

Martin Landau and A Trip To NYC

Larry gives a tip of the hat to Martin Landau and talks about his recent trip to NYC and making sure you give yourself a break and make yourself feel great every not and again. We hear about Martin Landau in "North By Northwest." Of Poetry Corner, Larry recites "Ultima Thule" by Wordsworth. Quote of the week: "A guest, wink wink."

Duration: 00:47:25

Daniel Boone Sat Here (Rebroadcast)

Larry returns from a road trip to NYC and Kentucky, one of which was Daniel Boone country. Tune in to find out which! And hear the tale of Colonel Jeff's long, long, long day, which included breaking into a guest's car after recording with Alison Rosen and a Peter Gunn marathon. Larry talks about the movie "Big Jake" and recites the moving poem, "A City's Death."

Duration: 00:45:50

Toasting The Old Toaster

Larry is pretty excited about his boss new toaster, tells some lesser-known facts about the Fourth of July and explains why he can't resist writing his name in wet cement. For The Poetry Corner, Larry recites "Dirge For A Soldier," then talks about the Sam Peckinpah classic western "Ride The High Country." Quote of the week: "I'm telling everybody!"

Duration: 00:40:37

Fuller Brush Man Calling!

Why hasn't street sweeping changed in 80 years? And are Fuller Brush men extinct now? On Poetry Corner, Larry recites the great poem "Hard Luck" by Edgar Albert Guest. And we hear about the movie "How The West Was Won." Quote of the week: "Lots of love and action. Like your house, and mine."

Duration: 00:39:17

Excuse Me, There's A Marine Here

Larry takes his Marine son to the airport for his latest deployment. And Larry tells stories from the set of The Princess Diaries. For Poetry Corner, Larry recites, "Waltzing Matilda." For Magic Movie Moment, we hear about the classic movie, "The Best Years Of Our Lives." Quote of the week: "That may mean something in actual Italian."

Duration: 00:49:15

How Cranky Is Too Cranky?

Larry explores grouchiness and the empty nest phenomenon as his youngest son gets ready to graduate from high school. For Poetry Corner, Larry recites "Andy's Gone With Cattle" by the great Australian poem Henry Lawson. On Magic Movie Moment, we hear about the new Wonder Woman. Quote of the week: "I'll call the Amazons. That's a meeting I can get."

Duration: 00:52:51

Wonder Woman & D-Day

Hear Larry's review of Wonder Woman and a nod to the anniversary of D-Day. Then Larry recites George Henry Boker's "Sonnet XXX" (which is not a dirty poem, by the way). And we hear about the Scarlette Johansen movie "Lucy." Quote of the week: "Downtown? That's not good news for anybody."

Duration: 00:41:20

High Hopes For Wonder Woman

Larry has high expectations for the new Wonder Woman movie and talks about his love of Wonder Woman. Plus Larry recites another Ogden Nash poem and waxes nostalgic for the stop-motion ancient monsters in Clash Of The Titans. Quote Of The Week: "This rooster is in it for business."

Duration: 00:29:38

The Late Great Roger Moore

Larry gives a tip of the hat to the late great Roger Moore. Plus a remembrance of the anniversary of The Brooklyn Bridge and Grauman's Chinese Theater and his time spent at both. And Larry recites the moving poem "Before Vicksburg" by George Henry Boker. Then he talks about the classic movie "The Fighting Sullivans." Quote Of The Week: "I need a limo, but also one for my elephant."

Duration: 00:51:56

The Stupid Husbands Line

Larry gets in line with all of the dumb husbands for Mother's Day. And Larry recites the moving Melville poem "Gettysburg." Then Larry does a loving tribute the classic musical movie "Showboat." Quote of the Week: "Every Father was a chubby comedy writer."

Duration: 00:52:42

Doing More With Less (Rebroadcast)

We have our first guest ever -- Larry's son who is about to be deployed overseas! But before that, hear about if Mr. Doorman stole the couch, the movie "Jaws," Larry's extremely broken toilet seat and what "Marine tough" is. (Hint: It has something to do with the broken toilet seat and hot sauce.) Quote of the week: "I wasn't looking for it for free. Well, I was." Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Duration: 01:02:31

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