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 Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 53: The Lyin' King

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Guests: 
Dmitri Yevstifeev

Are you ready for Disney’s “live action” remake of “The Lion King?” Paula and Adam prepare you by reviewing another King: Elvis. Does “Viva Las Vegas” hold the key to this summer’s would-be blockbuster? Also, we reminisce about our summer vacations and get an update on Paula’s soon-to-drop Butterfinger rap single.

House Band
Dmitri Yevstifeev
SoundCloud @dmitri-yevstifeev

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 52: I'll Arbitrate Your A** Off!

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Guests: 
Thomas Lenz
Guests: 
Dmitri Yevstifeev

Okay, turns out Paula didn't have a brain tumor. But if she had, and she'd signed that form agreeing to arbitration... wtf? Was she signing away her rights? Or her brain? Attorney Thomas Lenz clues us in on arbitration, mediation, and why it might be easier to just have a tumor. Also, Ken LeZebnik's America takes us to scenic Cape Cod. And we send out an APB for listeners who might have access to the Paula Poundstone reference in the Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases. Oh, and also: Theme songs!

Guest
Thomas Lenz
Attorney, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Twitter:
@AALRR
@USCGouldLaw
@TALlaborlaw

House band
Dmitri Yevstifeev
SoundCloud @dmitri-yevstifeev"

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 51: Skin in the Game

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Guests: 
Dr. Ilya Reyter
Guests: 
Stephen Billington

What’s this thing? Is this thing a thing? And will sunblock help? Or am I better off getting a chemical peel and looking GREAT to the end? Dr. Ilya Reyter of the American Skin Institute answers all our epidermal questions. Also, Paula and Adam see if they can “cheese their hunger away.” And we take our maiden voyage into Ken LeZebnik’s America.

Guest:
Dr. Ilya Reyter
Founder and Medical Director of the American Skin Institute
Website: americanskininstitute.com
Twitter: @americanskinins
IG: @americanskininstitute
FB: @AmericanSkinInstitute

House Band:
Stephen Billington, trumpet
Twitter: @snbillington
IG: @sbillington14
FB: @stephen.billington.drb

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 50: Coupling with Penn Jillette!

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Guests: 
Penn Jillette
Guests: 
Aaron Shaw

On our 50th (yes, 50th!) episode, we welcome Penn Jillette to help us figure out if Paula & Adam can have the same longevity as Penn & Teller. How have they made that relationship last for 40 years? Does it help that only one of them talks? Because that does NOT seem to be an option in our case. Also— Paula makes it into a medical journal, we’re hot in Panama, and we reveal the results of the Toni Anita Hull/Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns Laugh-Off!

Guest
Penn Jillette
Magician, relationship expert
Twitter: @pennjillette
Instagram@pennandtellerlive
Facebook: @PennAndTeller

House band
Aaron Shaw, Bagpipes
Website: PiperAaronShaw.com
Facebook: @AaronShaw921

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 49: Men in Black&Blue

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Guests: 
Sean Hughes

Vacation show! Paula and Adam enjoy their week off by getting you ready for "Men in Black: International." How? By reviewing the Men in Blue: 2011's "The Smurfs." Get it? Not sure we do either. But also we explore our Moldovan fan base and our newfound respect for silverback gorillas.

House band
Sean Hughes, guitar

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 48: To Pimp a Butterfinger

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Guests: 
Jae Deal
Guests: 
Sean Hughes

Paula's righteous rage at the allegedly "improved" Butterfinger recipe has boiled over, and renowned composer, producer and professor Jae Deal is on hand to help her channel that rage through rap. Also, we provide a visual guide to facial cues for our listeners, all while contending with an unexpected Komodo dragon.

Guest:
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:
Sean Hughes, guitar
Website: seanhughes.net

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 47: Lily Tomlin and Sweden- Our Show's BFFs!

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Guests: 
Lily Tomlin
Guests: 
Jamie Chamberlin

Paula breaks out the big guns in her quest to improve her auditioning skills: Lily Tomlin joins us for a very special "Outside the Actor's Studio!" Also, our popularity around the world grows with an ESL class in Sweden. What do they think of us in Scandinavia, and can Paula slow down enough for them to understand her at all?

Guest:
Lily Tomlin
IMDB: Lily Tomlin

House Band:
Jamie Chamberlin, Opera Singer
Website: jamiechamberlin.com
IG: @darlingdivajmc
Facebook: @jamiechamberlinsoprano

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 46: To the Moon Paula, To The Moon!

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Guests: 
James Kelly
Guests: 
Rachel Van Amburgh

Look, we’ve investigated possible jobs for Paula on our “Career Corner,” but have we ever appraised her abilities as an astronaut!? No, not until now. Actual astronaut James Kelly lets us know if Paula has the right (Double) Stuf for the job. Also - we delve into graduation season, DNA tests for pets, and we test Paula to see how many of her own vocabulary words she’s retained. One small lexicon for Paula... one giant leap—oh, you get the picture!

Guest:
James Kelly, astronaut

House band:
Rachel Van Amburgh, English Horn
Website: achelvanamburgh.com
Instagram: @rvamburgh
YouTube: Rachel Van Amburgh

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 45: Animals Are Just Like Us!

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Guests: 
Gary Wilson
Guests: 
Omar Leyva

Can Paula make it as a zookeeper? Join us for a very special Career Corner as genuine zoo manager Gary Wilson helps us discover just how far Paula can go with the animal kingdom. Also, we test the limits of compression socks. Recommended last week. Tried this week. Do they work!?

Guest:
Gary Wilson
Professor, Exotic Animal Training and Management Program
Moorpark College
Website: America's Teaching Zoo

House band:
Omar Leyva, Percussion

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 44: The Green New Deal Finds its Footing

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Guests: 
Dr. Patrick Levine
Guests: 
Dr. Christian Grose
Guests: 
Longo Chu

Paula and Adam seek help on the one thing they agree on: Their feet hurt. Fortunately, we have podiatrist Dr. Patrick Levine on hand (or "on foot?") to offer advice. Then we welcome public policy expert Dr. Christian Grose to help us understand the Green New Deal and let us know if our planet is doomed (SPOILER ALERT: Yes. It probably is.). Also, we listen to a hot new batch of potential theme songs, and take a look at how our podcast is charting around the world!

Guests
Dr. Patrick Levine
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Website: levinefootandankle.com

Dr. Christian Grose
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Southern California
Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
Website: Dr. Christian Grose
Twitter: @christiangrose
You can find his book on Amazon

House band:
Longo Chu, fiddler
Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
Website: ScottishFiddlers.org/
FB: @longochu
IG: @longochu