Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jay Leno

Jay Leno

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Jay Leno on the late night wars, and spending decades on The Tonight Show, and Jay Leno's Garage

We're joined by one of the biggest TV hosts in the history of TV hosts: Jay Leno! He'll chat about his career that spans almost 45 years.

He's been spending his time in what could be his retirement working on his TV show for CNBC called Jay Leno's Garage. The show is in its fifth season. It's a lot of fun, especially if you're really into weird , old-school cars. He's still a disarming interview, still charming and still quick on his feet.

By his own admission, Jay says he never got much love from critics. He got cast, more or less, as the villain in the late night battles with Letterman and Conan. He'll open up about those late night wars in this in-depth interview.

Jay also reflects on his childhood and how that's influenced his comedy. From sleeping in alleys on the streets of New York, to hosting The Tonight Show for decades. It's truly a remarkable story, and we hope you'll join us.

CIPYD 204: Misty Stinnett and Lisa Linke

Misty Stinnett
Lisa Linke

Sometimes you're the dog and sometimes you're the hydrant! This week we experience both! Renee and Alexis had their first field trip fail trying to get their pups to the pool! To make up for it, they are joined by the wonderful hosts of Go Help Yourself, Misty Stinnett and Lisa Linke. We also have the first ever My Mod Minute, a My Mutt Minute, and last but not least IT'S RENEE'S BIRTHDAY! STOP READING THIS AND GO TELL HER HOW GREAT SHE IS!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 599 - Caitlin Howden

Caitlin Howden

Improviser Caitlin Howden returns to talk 5-star reviews, going to the fair, and country music.

Download episode 599 here. (right-click)

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Ep. 16 - Open Mike Eagle “What if Somebody Knocked Down the Pyramids?”

Open Mike Eagle

Ep. 16 - Open Mike Eagle “What if Somebody Knocked Down the Pyramids?”

Hello, hello! This week, we sat with the great Open Mike Eagle, to talk rap, comedy, architecture, and mental health for touring musicians! I first met Mike a few years ago, when Aimee and I, along with Mike, were guests on a PAUL F. TOMPKINS show in Los Angeles, and we had such an amazing time hanging and talking with him at the show, that we stayed in touch. Now, I assumed that Mike knew Paul in the way that we comedy-adjacent musicians ALL know our comedian friends - the exact context in which we were meeting that day - guests on someone’s show - that’s how it works! Hell, that’s how AIMEE and I really got to know each other. HOWEVER, Mike has a little bit of a different story of how he came into Paul’s orbit, and I thought it was pretty hilarious. I’ll say no more here, but it gets revealed in the course of this interview.
I’ve loved his music for a long time - he’s an incredible lyricist, a much better singer than he thinks he is, and wildly creative in about fifteen other ways as well. One little Easter Egg that I’m proud of, is that he and Aimee were tied at 60 in the Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop poll for 2017, and I was just below them at 61. That was a nice cluster to see.

*A CAVEAT* - there was a slight buzz on some of the tracks that I could NOT get rid of. I hope it’s not too distracting.

For music, merch, and news: MikeEagle.Net

Mike’s recent Tiny Desk set. I include these often because I, personally, think it’s cool to see how people handle the constraints of the space - it really brings out people’s strengths.. *I* think; and I love this one by Mike. (Also peep our mutual friend, Jordan Katz, on trumpet, etc. in this!)

One of the tracks off Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, “Hymnal.” I just like this one a lot, and IT features an exquisite verse by Sammus, who I also love.

And here’s an example of what Mike does for every episode of The New Negroes” - Mike & MF Doom, “Police Myself.”


MBMBaM 476: Face 2 Face: Super-Snake Begins


We’re returning from a big, wild family vacation, and so we present to you our big, wild live show from Atlanta! We performed it last weekend, back when we were SO jacked up on Coca-Cola that a beam of brown, carbonated energy shot out of our chest and blew a hole in the ceiling. You probably read about it in the newspapers.

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 61: “Butterfinger” Drops!

Jae Deal
Yvette Holzwarth
Gina Luciani

The entertainment world is abuzz as Paula’s debut hip-hop single drops. Producer/songwriter/professor Jae Deal is on hand for the premiere. And we grill Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns about what went wrong with HER homemade Butterfinger. Also - we talk to a friend in Moldova while dodging a walrus - what could possibly go wrong?

Jae Deal
Award-winning composer, music producer and orchestrator. Professor, USC’s Thornton School of Music
Website: jaedeal.net
IG: @jaedeal
Twitter: @jaedeal
Facebook: @jaedeal100

House band
Yvette Holzwarth, violin
Website: yvetteholzwarth.com

Gina Luciani, flute
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Insta: @ginalucianiflute
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Twitter: @ginaflute

The Jackie and Laurie Show #193: Nobody Like Dick Like I Do


This week on the Jackie and Laurie Show, Driving and podcasting again, you can sunburn on a cloudy day, tax extensions and vibrating, and not unless I get an aneurysm.

Comic of the Week: Patti Harrison @party_harderson

We have a website! Laurie made it!


Buy Laurie's new book Dead People Suck


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The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 278: Emergency Field Urine (DS9 S5E4)


When Jake makes Dr. Bashir the subject of a writing assignment it feels like he’s shot himself in the foot, creatively. But when they’re dropped into a war zone and days away from rescue, he’ll find out if the pen is mightier than the bat’leth. Do all ships in Starfleet get their own workout shirts? Where’s the ideal place to park a runabout? You do believe me, don’t you dad? It’s the episode where we lost the belt.

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Sawbones: Hydrotherapy


Water: There's plenty of it, it's not obviously poisonous and it's cheap as all get out. Maybe THAT'S the answer to all our species' medical woes? ... It's not, but if you've ever listened to Sawbones before you see where this episode (recorded live in beautiful Atlanta) is going.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Transcript available here

Still Buffering: How to Teachers/Professors

Still Buffering

As Rileigh begins her second year of college, she's realized that professors in college are a lot different than the teachers she got used to in high school, and Sydnee and Teylor know that transition all too well, so let's talk about our "profs" and "teaches," shall we?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

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