Baby Geniuses

Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.

Jessica Gao / Nicole Byer

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Hello babies!

Happy fourth birthday to our show! 2012 feels like forever ago. Just think of how naive we were to worry about the threat of Mitt Romney being elected president! On this episode, Lisa addresses a hater. Emily gives us the deets on her grandma’s 100th birthday party. On Wiki of the Week, we talk BonBon-Land’s Hundeprutterutchebane rollercoaster (Translation: The Farting Dog Switchback). Jessica Gao joins us to tell the tale of her teratoma. On Expert Hour, Laura stops by to talk about love and how to find it.
Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Jessica Gao
Nicole Byer

Kate Micucci / Jared Logan

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Jared Logan

Hello babies!

By now you must have heard the news about Garry Marshall’s passing - Just want to say that although we were just talking about him, we had nothing to do with his death! We are huge fans of his work and are now are afraid to mention any of our heroes on the show. This week, Emily bought a doormat on Amazon, with hilarious results. On Wiki of the Week, we discuss the totally 90’s trend of Anti-Barney Humor. On that note, how hot were dinosaurs back then? They really had their time in the sun! Kate Micucci joins us to talk about some early points on her very interesting pre showbiz resumé. Did you know that she was a clown for a week? How about professional sand castle building instructor? On Expert Hour, Robert De Niro’s personal assistant Martin Phelps stops by to give us a peek into the A-lister’s life.

Nico Santos / Betsy Sodaro

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More specifically, hello adults! Do you have difficulty making and keeping friendships in your advanced age? We have some tips to take your platonic relationships to the next level. In Chunch Chat, we take it all the way to the patent office to discuss if Martha Stewart legally has the rights to her horse’s name. Let us know if you see any unlicensed Chunch products at Zara this summer! In Wiki of the Week, we talk about a touchy subject. All horses are winners in our eyes, but today we’re talking about one that’s a complete loser. That is to say, a horse who has never won a race. Nico Santos joins us to teach us about his history as a high end fashion salesperson and fancy food eater. Ghost expert Focaccia Wallace stops by with a grim warning: apparitions are everywhere!

Baron Vaughn / Eric Dadourian

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Hello babies!

First things first: please donate to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castle if you can spare it. Links provided below:

We have a lot of fun on this episode regardless of how insanely sad this week has been. I promise! Lisa is back from her book tour (Go buy her new book Hot Dog Taste Test!) and she has some kooky tales from her adventures. On Chunch Chat, we talk about how difficult it is keeping up with celeb horse news. There has to be a better way! Will somebody please create a site that aggregates all the horsey hearsay on the web? In Wiki of the Week, we dive into the German children’s book/collection of cautionary tales Struwwelpeter. Baron Vaughn joins us to teach us how to properly use ayahuasca. Timeless style icon Gary Saint Garie stops by to educate us on his involvement in the creation of fashion.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Baron Vaughn
Eric Dadourian

Philando Castle
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Alton Sterling
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Adam Cayton-Holland / Nate Fernald

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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!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Adam Cayton-Holland
Nate Fernald

Gonzalo Cordova / James Austin Johnson

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How great does food in cartoons look? What animated cuisine looks the most appetizing to you? Lisa tries shower belly, and it’s as hard as it sounds. We talk Emily’s favorite new tv show, which stars the polar opposite of Anthony Bourdain. In this very special edition of Chunch Chat, we talk Frederick the Great. He is considered to be the world’s most handsome horse. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed (unless this were some sort of Godfather horse head situation)! In Wiki of the Week, we talk about the analgesic effects of swearing. Gonzalo Cordova joins us to teach us about his favorite actress, Barbara Stanwyck. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne graces us with his presence to discuss the art of acting.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Gonzalo Cordova
James Austin Johnson

Brittani Nichols / Kristen Studard

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Hello babies! Are you ready to chase greatness? We are, no thanks to the buggy Duane “The Rock” Johnson iPhone alarm clock app! On today’s episode we give advice to a 29 year old virgin who is probably overthinking everything. If you listen to today’s Chunch Chat segment, you’ll learn that Martha Stewart still has three friendly miniature Sicilian donkeys. On Wiki of the Week, we touch on Sun Showers, which are an interesting meteorological phenomenon with remarkably similar folkloric names around the world. Most names involve references to tricky animals giving birth or the devil. Brittani Nichols joins us to talk about her Hamilton podcast, the appropriately titled Hamilton The Podcast. Kelly Kellerman preps us on the unbreakable rules of brunch. Maybe pour a mimosa before you start listening to this episode?

Craig Rowin / Jake Regal

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Hello babies! You’re now tuned into our favorite podcast! This week we’re discussing our favorite theoretical fecal transplant techniques. Some are more intimate than others! Emily got to see Hamilton and showed restraint about her social media sharing of the event. In an extra spooky Wiki of the Week we touch on The Hairy Hands, an English legend. Craig Rowin stops by with some disarmingly earnest public access TV comedy clips. He has a really cool and very soft t shirt collection. In Expert Hour, Thierry Henry (not the football star) delights us with his incredibly graceful movements. As Artistic Director of Cirque Du Soleil, he’s able to give us an insider look at their future productions.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Craig Rowin
Jake Regal

Shadi Petosky / Paul Danke

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Hello babies! Guess what? We saw some movies with anthropomorphic animals! Beyoncé is working on a few projects, and none of which are a multicam sitcom. Have you ever drawn on your bellies in suds while showering? Send us pics of your masterpiece! In Chunch Chat, we discuss a listener proposed Ben Chunch origin story. We’re joined by Shadi Petosky (Danger & Eggs) to talk about some really spooky twins. Ooh I just got chills! Boat Naming expert Dennis Camp sails into the studio to save us from clichés and to tell us who his dad is.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Shadi Petosky
Paul Danke

Christine Nangle / Zach Sims

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We dish out on who shouldn't listen to our show! They probably aren't listening to our show anyways. We're horrified by Microsoft's teenage girl chatbot that learns how to communicate from humans. SPOILER ALERT: It's totally racist! Somebody had a very elegant three piece tweed suit tailored for their horse, and about a million people sent it in. We're joined by writer Christine Nangle who lives really close to us. It’s never too early to get ready for the holidays, so we’ve started feeding our Tió de Nadal early to maximize the number of gifts it will shit out. On Expert Hour, Chuck Daniels teaches us how to speak with authority, especially when you don't know what you're talking about. Confidence is key, babies!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Christine Nangle
Zach Sims