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.

How to Fight Trump with Katt Hoban & Cynthia Sanchez

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Katt Hoban
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Cynthia Sanchez

Hello babies!

This is our first episode recorded post-election. Welcome to the new world! We unpack some of our feelings regarding this hellscape. On Chunch Chat, we’re experience a Chunch news drought. We talk Martha’s new show, in which she offers some wisdom about prison and being struck by lightning. On Wiki of the Week, we discover the page for Candle Salad. It’s a really funny looking salad - Look up a picture. We forgo our traditional Expert Hour segment for an interview with non fictional experts. Cynthia Sanchez is an organizer who works for PICO, who organizes around immigration, homelessness, youth, district elections and voter engagement. Katt Hoban is a former youth worker, community organizer, and occupier who studies social movements in the sociology PhD program at UC Irvine.

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Katt Hoban

Cynthia Sanchez

Jenny Zigrino / Zach Broussard

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Jenny Zigrino
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Zach Broussard

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Got your emergency go bags ready? We recorded this before the election and hope that this still brings you some joy in these uncertain times. On Chunch Chat, we’re hopefully so close to getting a Chunch update! We skewer take on the bots who hang out in Martha’s blog comments section. On Wiki of the Week, we cover a condition called Penis Captivus, which doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. Jenny Zigrino joins us to talk about the various religious camps she attended as a child. We thought we booked Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame, but we made a simple mistake. Shoelean Assange joins us to talk about his website Wikifeet.com.

NOTE: If you need a safe place to share/vent/scream through your keyboard, feel free to email us at babygeniusespodcast@gmail.com or reach out on our Facebook group.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Jenny Zigrino
Zach Broussard

Kulap Vilaysock / Erin Whitehead

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Kulap Vilaysock
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Erin Whitehead

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On this VERY SPOOKTACULAR episode, we tackle the important questions. What dat mouse? Listen and find out the answer! The spookiness continues as we tackle that crazy election! If you’re not voting for Hillary, what is actually wrong with you? On Chunch chat, there is no new Chunch news. In general horse news, Lisa has graduated to the fast horse in her riding class! On Wiki of the Week, we talk about a retro 90’s Clinton scandal that was really not a big deal. Kulap Vilaysock joins us to talk about crystals, astrology, and general witch stuff. On Expert Hour, Patty Pecker joins us to talk about her career as a mortuary make up artist. Some of the babies she works with are so cute!!

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Kulap Vilaysock

Erin Whitehead

Nate Fernald / Brad Morris

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Nate Fernald
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Brad Morris

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Spoiler alert: people are often using the term “spoiler alert” incorrectly! Even brands like Starbucks are getting in on the action! We look into The Great British Bakeoff’s winning recipe, and the main ingredient is humility. Related: anyone else think Paul Hollywood is kinda hot? On Chunch Chat, Lisa goes horse shopping. One of these horses does a fun fast food related trick that helps you aquire hamburgers. On Wiki of the Week, we learn how the phrase “hair of the dog” originated. It’s less about booze and more about actually putting dog hair on your bites. Nate Fernald joins us to talk about his secret love of G.I. Joe and it’s wacky, under appreciated storyline. Did you know that Cobra Commander is a Libertarian? On Expert Hour, breakup expert Mel Birnbaum teaches us how to cut ties with our partners.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Nate Fernald
Brad Morris

Erin Judge / John Milhiser

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Erin Judge
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John Milhiser

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Shake the playa dust out of your angel wings and find some decent WIFI, because it’s Burning Man Craigslist Missed Connection season! Did you fail to swap contact info with that sexy steampunk? There’s still hope - make a really desperate Craigslist missed connection post! We read our favorites. On Chunch Chat, we melt over an Instagram post featuring Banchunch. He’s getting up close and personal with Martha’s pups Ghengis Khan the chow chow and Bete Noir the frenchie! On Wiki of the Week, we’re covering the Tilberi, a shudder inspiring creature of Icelandic folklore. Erin Judge joins us to discuss how to improve cooking stoves in the developing world. Her novel Vow of Celibacy is out now! Go get it! On Expert Hour, Wedding/party toast expert Jacob Mackenzie stops by to teach us how to improve our toast technique. Spoiler alert: Your toast is probably too short!

Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz / Zach Sims

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Zach Sims

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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

Travis McElroy / Josh Androsky

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Travis McElroy
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Josh Androsky

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Happy back to school season! We hope you have brand new school supplies! Didn’t you love the feeling of sharpening a brand new pencil for the first time? Although Fall will be upon us soon, we’re still holding onto Summer by discussing Personal Water Crafts. This week on Chunch Chat we discuss Martha Stewart’s pea fowl and their new home next to Ben Chunch! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia entry for “Accidental Damage of Art.” Our very special friend and ex producer Travis McElroy joins in to talk about his impending fatherhood. On Expert Hour, Rick “The Hambone” Hammond stops in to teach us about the messages our Hawaiian shirts are broadcasting to the world!

Jessica Gao / Nicole Byer

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Jessica Gao
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Nicole Byer

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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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Kate Micucci
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Jared Logan

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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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Nico Santos
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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!