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 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
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iTunes: Ada Pasternak
Website: adasmusic.com
FB: @adasmusic
Twitter: @AdaPasternak
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Patreon: @adasmusic

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

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Guests: 
Jae Deal
Guests: 
Yvette Holzwarth
Guests: 
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?

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
Yvette Holzwarth, violin
Website: yvetteholzwarth.com

Gina Luciani, flute
Website: ginaluciani.com
Insta: @ginalucianiflute
FB: @ginalucianiflute
Twitter: @ginaflute

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 60: Party Time!

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Guests: 
Elaine Swann
Guests: 
William Nakamura

Paula’s throwing yet another ping-pong-party, but is she doing it right? Etiquette authority Elaine Swann comes by to offer support. We check in with a few new theme songs and show descriptions. And we serve notice to Frontier Communications. We want that money. Can you hear us now!?

Guest
Elaine Swann
Lifestyle & Etiquette Expert
Founder of Swann School of Protocol
Website: ElaineSwann.com
Facebook: @elaineswannofficial
Instagram: @elaineswann
Twitter: @elaineswann

House band
William Nakamura, Tuba

Website: westwoodbrass.com

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 59: The Unlovely Bones

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Guests: 
Dr. Amro Elbalkhi
Guests: 
Steve Solomon

Is Paula’s skeleton falling apart, and is Diet Pepsi to blame? Rheumatologist Dr. Amro Elbalkhi is on hand to help determine if Paula’s about to get her big break. And Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns made good on her threat to whip up some homemade Butterfingers! How do they measure up to the original? Also, Dame Maggie Smith almost guest stars on our show!

Guest
Amro Elbalkhi, M.D.
Board Certified Rheumatologist
Website: Dr. Elbalkhi

House band
Steve Solomon, keytar & melodica
Websites:
www.pianobysteven.com
www.stevesolomonx.com
IG: @stevesolomn

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 58: Indiana Poundstone and the Lost Butterfinger

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Guests: 
Daniel Grimsland

Our summer movie review episode poses the question: Should you see “Dora and the Lost City of Gold?” We answer by examining another adventurer looking for a city of gold — “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!” Also - Paula’s in a book... that can help you use technology to get more Paula Poundstone! And “Ken Lazebnik’s America” takes an introspective turn.

House band
Daniel Grimsland, Electric Bass
Spotify: The Little Miss
The Grape And The Grain
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Instagram: @danielgrimsland
@thelittlemiss_
Facebook: @danielgrimslandmusic

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 57: The Birds and the B’s

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Guests: 
Dan Cooper
Guests: 
Daniel Grimsland

We explore all the important B’s: Birds, Butterfingers, Bryan Cranston, and Brownfield, Maine. Ecologist Dan Cooper visits to help Paula identify and communicate with the birds in her from and back yards. We explore the ongoing tragedy that is the new Butterfinger recipe. And the formerly bucolic “Ken Lezebnik’s America” takes another unexpectedly dark turn...

Guest
Dan Cooper
Local Ecologist
www.cooperecological.com

House band
Daniel Grimsland
Electric Bass
Spotify: The Little Miss
The Grape And The Grain
3
Instagram: @danielgrimsland
@thelittlemiss_
Facebook: @danielgrimslandmusic

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 56: Parking with Sharks

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Guests: 
Lenny Tim
Guests: 
Ryan Whyman

Paula has two big questions: Will sharks kill her on her vacation, and could she make it as a valet parker? The first question remains open, but we have Lenny Tim from Vantage Parking to guide Paula... on our Career Corner. Also - fan art! And the preliminary results of Paula’s application to represent Frontier Communications in their “no smartphone” challenge!

Guest
Lenny Tim
Valet, Vantage Parking
IG: @lennytim
@vantage_parking

House band
Ryan Whyman, keyboard
IG: @whymaniac
Website: www.ryanwhyman.com
Spotify: Ryan Whyman

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 55: Calling all Foodies

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Guests: 
Aly Moore
Guests: 
David Bragger

On our first cuisine special, we explore two special food groups: Corn-based specialties... and bugs! First, we conduct a thorough taste test of our Moldovan audience’s favorite, mamaliga: Does it taste like grits, polenta, or Froot Loops? Then, Aly Moore, founder of “Bugible” and “Eat Bugs Events,” brings actual insects to our table. Is this the eco-friendly future of cuisine? And how does it taste? Paula tries it all for you. [Adam tries some of it.]

Guest:
Aly Moore
Founder, Bugible and Eat Bugs Events
Website: www.eatbugsevents.com
FB: @Bugible
IG: @bugible
Twitter: @bugible
YouTube: @bugible

House band
David Bragger, banjo
Website: www.davidbragger.com
FB: @david.bragger.7
IG: @davidbragger
YoutTube: @davidbragger
Twitter: @TikiParlour

Sponsor
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 54: Writer's...Um...Um...

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Guests: 
Francesca Gacho
Guests: 
Omar Leyva

It took Paula nine years to write her first book. It took her seven years to write her second book. Can Paula overcome her writer's block to get the third book done in let's say five years? Francesca Gacho, Graduate Writing Coach at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication, is here to help get Paula's brain unclogged. Then, if you can believe it, sometimes, we're wrong! So get ready for another installment of "We've Made a Terrible Mistake!". Also, Ken LeZebnik's America takes us to home of Thousand Island dressing, Clayton, NY. And we'll find out if Paula authored an article on hematology!

Guest
Francesca Gacho, PhD (ABD)
Graduate Writing Coach
School of Communication, USC Annenberg
Twitter: @hellowfrancesca

House Band
Omar Leyva, Percussion
Instagram: @omar5ive

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