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Hasan Minhaj & Margaret Wappler

Hasan Minhaj
Margaret Wappler

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Hasan Minhaj talks Homecoming King, “The American Dream” Tax, and Air Jordans

Hasan Minhaj is a Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is currently touring with his one man show Homecoming King. A native of the Sacramento area, his comedy is characterized by a mix of political and satirical comedy.
This week, he and Jesse sit down to discuss his one man show, stand up comedy in other countries, and the current political climate in the United States. Plus, Hasan knows a lot about sneakers.
Hasan is currently on tour with his show Homecoming King.

Margaret Wappler on Neon Green, Taking care of Her Father, and Sci-Fi Cliches

Margaret Wappler is journalist, columnist, pop culture critic, short story writer, podcast host , teacher, and now a novelist.
Margaret and Jesse talk about her new novel Neon Green, how she took care of her ill father as a teenager, the writing process, and the 1990’s.
You can find Margaret’s book here.

The Outshot: Randy Moss’ Face as Trent Dilfer Criticizes Kaepernick’s NFL Protest

This week, Jesse talks about non-people of color still not getting the plight of people of color’s everyday reality.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 444 - Charlie Demers

Charlie Demers

Comedian and writer Charlie Demers returns to talk cartoon voice acting, sleepy intruders, and beard conventions.

Download episode 444 here. (right-click)

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Barbara Gray Headlines the Punchline in San Francisco

09/20/2016 - 08:00 - 10:00
San Francisco
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Barbara Gray headlines the Avengers of Comedy at the San Francisco Punchline! Come out to see Babs do a long set and enjoy some of the best comedy SF has to offer.

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Ep 68: Magazine in the Woods (S3E21)


When a problematic engineer takes out his frustrations on the holodeck, everyone questions the protocol of recreating real crew members there. But after the ship's glassware is threatened, the fragility of the rest of the Enterprise systems are exposed. Why can't you just transfer your problems to the USS Hood? How do you responsibly dispose of your old pornography? Is Geordi not the creepiest guy on the ship anymore? It's the episode where "trouble always follows."

Mike Pence Satire, Harambe Memes, Heroin Prescription, DAPL


Hello, and welcome to Mondays Cool Kids! We hope the weekend treated you well, we made this epodes to start your work week off right! First, a satirical story about Mike Pence came out this week but it's really hard to tell that it's satirical! Have Harambe memes finally gone to far? Canada is prescribing Heroin to Heroin users... it's way more complicated than it sounds. Finally, a pipeline project has been fast tracked, protested and halted, all with very little media coverage. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz / Zach Sims

Baby Geniuses
Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz
Zach Sims

Hello babies!

Our babies are growing up! Our very own Lisa got papped! A paparazzo pops Lisa and Adam a peculiar question that, frankly, outs the photog as being bad at sex. Tune in to find out what I’m talking about! On Chunch Chat, there is no new Chunch news. On Wiki of the Week, we discuss the Wikipedia page for Lisa Nowak. You may remember Lisa Nowak as the diaper wearing, revenge seeking, cross country driving astronaut. Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz joins us to talk about how nuns are real people with real careers who get horny sometimes. On Expert Hour, Darrell Maxwell joins us to remind us about the lost art of letter writing.

FYI: Emily has a Comedy Central special airing this Friday, Sept 23!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz
Zach Sims

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 446: Under the Sea with Solomon Georgio and Ricky Carmona

Solomon Georgio
Ricky Carmona

Comedian Solomon Georgio joins Jesse and guest host Ricky Carmona for a discussion of baseball players with surprising athleticism, reasons they can't enjoy camping, and Solomon and Ricky's love of DJing.

The Flop House: Episode #213 - Christian Mingle

The Flop House

Smalltember/vember continues! On this episode we discuss the feature length ad for a dating website and for God, Christian Mingle. and Stuart explains how to find cartoon porn, Dan checks his website privilege, and Elliott "Weekend at Bernies"es someone very close to him.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Duke of Burgundy
Hard Target 2

Minority Korner 47: Ehhh Bra, Let's Get A Tan w/ Special Guest Carla Lee (Dolly Parton, Black Lady Physicist, Lady Gaga, Racist Castings, Beach Blanket Babylon)

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Minority Korner
Carla Lee

The reviews are in, Nnekay saw James' summer show 'Champagne is Disastrous', and did you know Black folks LOVE Dolly Parton, Nnekay explains why. Lady Gaga has a new song out and JamKay is into it. Cancer sucks but there's a Black Lady Physicist who may have found a new pioneering technology that could change everything! Longtime running San Francisco institution Beach Blanket Babylon posted a racist casting notice, but is it any different than what theater companies around the country are already doing without posting? We also have some ideas on how to diversify your theater company. Also writer/comedian Carla Lee from Killing My Lobster stops by the Minority Korner and man oh man is she busy with web series, stand up, and a new comedy series "Nice Tan".


Magic Lessons Ep. 208: “Leap Into the Fire” featuring Martha Beck

Martha Beck

This week on Magic Lessons, Elizabeth Gilbert advises Hope, a spoken-word poet in Ohio. A self-described introvert, Hope wants to take her poetry to the next level, but she's scared to submit her work to journals and enter poetry slams. She's paralyzed by a deep fear of rejection. Liz calls up her friend, the writer and life coach Martha Beck, for more guidance on Hope’s case.

Special Guest: Martha Beck is a speaker, writer, and life coach. Her bestselling books include Expecting Adam, Finding Your Own North Star, and Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening. Beck is also a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. Find out more about her at

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