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.
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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.
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!
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.
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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?
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.
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.
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!
Hello babies! Damn Daniel, we're back at it again with the month old memes! In Chunch Chat, Martha looks sensational as she trolls us from her hoverboard. Sabrina Jalees (Comedian, Writer) stops by Wiki Of the Week to celebrate everyone’s favorite Polish holiday, Śmigus-dyngus, commonly known to us Americans as Dyngus Day! Hope you have your pussy willows ready! Sabrina reminds us of Drake’s raw sexual magic and takes us on a journey to the home of Whitney Houston. Joining us for Expert Hour is Goorin Kirkland, who offers us a taste of the wide world of food television!
Hello Babies! It's MaxFunDrive time again! Support the show at www.maximumfun.org/donate! Thank you for joining us chew lovers! First let's talk about Unreal/The Bachelor! Hear the tale of our lost episode! We're joined for Wiki of the Week by the amazing Aisling Bea to discuss the Pam Reynolds Case! She also tells us about tit cream for cows and horse therapy! Aisling is full of fun info about Prohibition and how horse Stud mating works! And we, in turn, are able to shed a little light for her on "monkey nuts". In Expert Hour, expert Nadine Woodman joins us to tell us all about World War II! Enjoy and don't forget to support Baby Geniuses during MaxFunDrive!
Hello Babies! Let's start off by checking in with our listeners bathroom habits! Now let's talk about how awesome it is to be adults! So far so good! Does Lisa have a story about a rude person at the movies? She does! In Wiki of the Week we discus Walter Lingo, dog breeder/NFL team owner/showman! We are so excited to talk to Ryan Sands about his teenage years padding his resume! He worked at a radiology lab and the cable company and saw some pretty weird stuff! Expert Rick Crasker joins us to teach us the proper way to deal with customer service reps! Join us!