Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?"

Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality.

Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Nobody Listen to Paula Poundstone Ep 71 - CSI: Chocolate

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Guests: 
Valerie Gordon
Guests: 
Dave Lewis

How do we replace Paula’s beloved, lost Butterfinger recipe? And how badly did Paula’s manager Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns mess it up? Valerie Gordon, chef and owner of the legendary Valerie Confections, helps us examine the crime scene and reconstruct the chocolatiering atrocity. Also, we have contest winners on hand as our first official studio audience! New show descriptions from listeners! And a brand new caller - it’s “Mike.”

Guest
Valerie Gordon
Chef Owner, Valerie Confections
Website: valerieconfections.com

House band
Dave Lewis, percussion

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 70 - Put a Bird On It!

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Guests: 
Kelly Rutkowski
Guests: 
Jamie Chamberlin

Should Paula keep chickens? Okay, what if she wants them less than 25 feet from her house? Kelly Rutkowski, founder of PoultryDVM and Adopt a Bird Network comes by to let some facts into the henhouse. Also - we test the Utz snack food company’s claim that they’re the “crunch that connects us all.” Plus, theme songs and a nipple update - who could ask for anything more?

Guest
Kelly Rutkowski
Founder of Poultry DVM and Adopt A Bird Network
Instagram: @chickendvm
@adoptabirdnetwork
Facebook: @PoultryDVM/
@adoptabirdnetwork
Twitter: @poultryDVM
@_adoptabird
Websites: www.poultrydvm.com/
www.adoptabirdnetwork.com/

House band
Jamie Chamberlin, opera singer
Website: jamiechamberlin.com
IG: @darlingdivajmc
Facebook: @jamiechamberlinsoprano

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 69: Where No Poundstone Has Gone Before

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Guests: 
Andre Bormanis
Guests: 
Eric Kalver

How fictional is the science in science fiction? “The Orville” writer and former Star Trek Science Consultant Andre Bormanis drops by to drop science on us. Also, Paula’s got a new can’t miss business idea involving her garagefull of catnip. And we check our mailbag and find fan-made Mrs. Culpeppers, fan-made Butterfingers, and fan-made complaints.

Guest
Andre Bormanis
Writer and Co-Executive Producer of “The Orville”
Star Trek Science Consultant

House band
Eric Kalver, percussion
Website: erickalver.com
Facebook: @erickalvermusic
Twitter: @Ewic
Instagram: @ewicdwums

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 68: Or Should That Be “No ONE Listens?”

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Guests: 
Julia Callahan
Guests: 
Dalton Day

On this show we ask, “How do you punctuate a statement sentence about a question?”. Also, how should we punctuate a question sentence that ends with a statement like, “This is a statement.”? We’re still not sure, but grammarian Julia Callahan comes by to try to set us straight. Meanwhile, we test Dr. Scholl’s claims about their insoles, examine our newfound popularity in Ecuador, and prepare for Halloween. Is your “Sexy Paula Poundstone” costume ready yet?

Guest
Julia Callahan
Director of Sales and Marketing, Rare Bird Books
Twitter: @pesty1079
@rarebirdlit
Instagram: @pesty1079
@rarebirdlit
Facebook: @Julia Callahan
@RareBird
Website: rarebirdbooks.com

House band
Dalton Day, guitar
Website: daltondaymusic.com/

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 67: Podcasting Like a Boss!

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Guests: 
Dr. Eric Anicich
Guests: 
Christin Webb

The Poundstone media empire is of course a mighty business machine, but could Paula be managing it better? Dr. Eric Anicich of the USC Marshall School of Business teaches Paula how to be a boss like a boss. And - is Paula losing her shirt selling shirts? Also - we explore our connection to Washington’s whistleblower, update the Thomas Coyne Affair, and meet our weirdest new character - French Trump!

Guest
Dr. Eric Anicich
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business
Website: Eric Anicich

House band
Christin Webb, contrabassoon
Instagram: @christinla

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 66: Taking a Constitutional

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Guests: 
Sam Erman
Guests: 
Ben Cassil

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 66: Taking a Constitutional

Are we in a constitutional crisis? How would we know unless we understand the founding document? USC Law Professor Sam Erman is here to explain how the Constitution works, and how it might be feeling at this moment. Also: Et tu, Moldova? And Paula reads from her "No Smartphone Diary."

Guest
Sam Erman
Law Professor, USC Gould
Author, Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution and Empire
Website: Sam Erman

House band
Ben Cassil, guitar & harmonica
Instagram: @bencassil
Twitter: @BenCassil

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 65: Toppermost of the Poppermost!

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Guests: 
Andrae Alexander

Now that Paula’s smash hit rap single, “Not My Butterfinger” has dropped, how do we make sure it becomes an actual smash hit? Songwriter, producer, and author Andrae Alexander is here to guide us through our next steps. Plus, he’s the house band! Also, Paula’s been cheating on us with other podcasts. And we open the Frontier Communications “swag bag” to see if it makes up for all the Miscommunications.

Guest/House Band
Andrae Alexander

Website: andraealexander.com/
Facebook: @iamandraealexander
Twitter: @andraealexander
iTunes: Andrae Alexander
YouTube: @AndraeAlexander
SoundCloud@andraealexander

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 64: Ballroom Dance and The Crinkle Affair

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Guests: 
Tom Antonellis
Guests: 
Hayley Johnson

On this very special episode we get the beautiful order of social dancing... followed by the complete chaos brought on by our own Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns. First, could Paula become a ballroom dance instructor? And would that require she learn how to dance? Tom Antonellis from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio visits our “Career Corner” to give us the lowdown. And then... Bonnie Burns explains why Paula’s new hit record, “Not My Butterfinger” failed to appear on iTunes on the promised date. Well, she tries to explain. It’s... trust us, you gotta hear this one for yourself.

Guest
Tom Antonellis
Ballroom Dance Instructor, Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Instagram: @amsodancing
@tomantonellis
Facebook: @arthurmurrayshermanoaks
@TomAntonellisVoiceoverActor
@tomantonellisgeekreference
Twitter: @tom_antonellis

House band
Hayley Johnson, guitarist and whistler
Website: thelittlemiss.com
Facebook: @thelittlemissmusic
Instagram: @thelittlemiss_
Spotify: The Little Miss
SoundCloud: The Little Miss
YouTube: @thelittlemisshayley

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 63: Paula Digs

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Guests: 
Dr. Nate Smith
Guests: 
Kevin Kelso

Could Paula drop comedy and and pick up a pick axe? We welcome Dr. Nate Smith to our “Career Corner” segment to unearth Paula’s paleontological potential. We test Lay’s Poppables’ claim that the new snack “brightens our world.” And we hit the end of the road with the final installment of “Ken Lezebnik’s America.”

Guest
Dr. Nate Smith, Paleontologist
Associate Curator in the Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County
Website nhm.org/
Twitter: @NHMLA
IG: @nhmla
Facebook: @nhmla

House band
Kevin Kelso, Keyboard
Twitter: @kevtunes
IG: @kevtunes11

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 62: The Ed-man Cometh

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Guests: 
Ed Begley, Jr.
Guests: 
Ada Pasternak

Paula breaks out the big guns in her quest to ace one measly audition: Award-winning actor (and environmental hero) Ed Begley, Jr. comes by to coach Paula through a new installment of “Outside the Actor’s Studio.” Also, we get updates about our feud with Frontier Communications, Paula’s ping-pong party, and Paula’s increasingly compromised nipples. And to help sort it all out, Mrs. Culpepper returns...

Guest
Ed Begley, Jr.

House band
Ada Pasternak,Singer, Songwriter, Violinist
IG: @adapasternak
Spotify: Ada Pasternak
iTunes: Ada Pasternak
Website: adasmusic.com
FB: @adasmusic
Twitter: @AdaPasternak
YouTubeAda Pasternak
Patreon: @adasmusic

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