When unfrozen caveman Klingons are about to thaw out in a nice suburban neighborhood, Starfleet sends their sexiest emissary to try to talk Picard into a murder-based solution to the problem. Tensions rise when Worf can’t keep his cool around his lab partner, but Troi has some zit popping videos on her iPad that help everyone calm down. Is Data the ship’s best cock-blocker? Is K’Ehleyr going to get picked in The Bachelor? Is Worf a cigar store Indian? It’s the episode in which we try to get CBS to jerk our udders.
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Mangia! Tuck your napkin into your collar to keep the sauce off your shirt and have your fork and spoon at the ready, because it's time to talk pasta. Mark and Hal explore the entire world of pasta to find the One Shape to Rule Them All.
PLUS a special field report from Chef Correspondent Gabe Gagliardi!
Hey there friends! The heat may have gotten to us in this episode. We start by telling stories of our heat-induced road rage. In Dogs We Met This Week, it's a Wilbur Watch 2016 update! Mutt Minute is all about the Whippet! We're joined this week by the hilarious Jenna Kim Jones! She tells us all about her childhood and family dogs! It's a real fun time and we're so glad to share it with you! Be sure to share it with someone you love!
Our RSS news feed is an absolute garbage pile right now, so we spent most of this episode talking about the one shining, brilliant light in the darkness: Ray Donovan. Welcome back, Ray: You're here right when we needed you most.
Suggested talking points: RAY DONOVAN'S BACK, Dick's Purge Cafe, Old Timey Hacking, Stolen Stories, HERE COMES RAY, Land Ownership, Old Old Water
The sisters are joined this week by very special guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda to reminisce about the agony and the ecstasy that is the world of high school theatre. Also, just a head's up, the A word is said in this episode. But only like twice.
Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
Lisa Hanawalt enjoys exploring the strange ins and outs of her world using words and illustrations. Her penchant for drawing anthropomorphized animals to represent characters, including herself, reveals a childlike playfulness, even while exploring adult themes.
Her illustrations and writing have appeared in numerous print and online publications including McSweeney’s, Vanity Fair and the New York Times. In 2010, she earned the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic for her work on her first comic series, I Want You.
Her work can also be seen on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, where Hanawalt serves as production designer and producer. She can also be heard on the Maximum Fun podcast, Baby Geniuses, which she co-hosts with Emily Heller.
Lisa Hanawalt sat down with Jesse to talk about her work on BoJack Horseman, her latest book of stories and illustrations and her fascination with Martha Stewart’s horse.
Lisa Hanawalt’s latest book is Hot Dog Taste Test
Wyatt Cenac is a stand-up comedian and writer who is best known as a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. On the program, Cenac’s segments often explored issues of politics and society from a black perspective and with a sharp satirical bite.
Cenac served as a writer and voice actor on King of the Hill as well as making appearances on other television shows including Inside Amy Schumer, BoJack Horseman and Maron.
Wyatt Cenac joined Jesse to talk about his new stand-up show, Night Train and the importance of providing a space for alternative voices in comedy.
Night Train is available now on Seeso.com.
Jesse talk about the mystique and the power of baseball’s knuckleball.
Comedian Jane Stanton returns to talk high school parties, old teachers, and wooden limbs.
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Comedic songstress Bridgid Ryan joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Bridgid's email correspondence with Bridget Ryan, Jordan's story about his carbon monoxide detector going off early one morning, and which Bazooka Joe character names are perfect names for a pet hamster.
Hello babies! On this episode, we tackle the big questions. At what point is it acceptable to drag a rando on Twitter? How smug does said rando have to be before you ruin their shit publicly? On Chunch Chat, we discuss some possible new name variations for the fluidly named horse. On Wiki of the Week we talk Lloyd’s of London and the unexpectedly interesting world of the insurance industry. Maybe it’s time you got your butt insured? Adam Cayton-Holland joins us to squawk about the gentle hobby of birdwatching. Today’s expert Kyle Forbahgsuhfcheesz teaches us about the world of sound effects!
When the Enterprise goes on Uber-duty for a couple of fish people, Lwaxana Troi drops by for a visit. Then, things somehow get even worse when Captain Picard bails on the show and hides in the holodeck. Is Troi's mom more destructive than Q? Is Pacifica the galaxy's Howard Johnson hotel? Why don't more guest stars get "The Tesh Treatment"? Plus, we announce a t-shirt contest! It's the episode that's an embodiment of an HR violation.