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Switchblade Sisters Episode 36: Birth with Kate Berlant

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Kate Berlant

Birth

We are joined by the wonderful comedian, writer, and actor Kate Berlant. She's on the show to talk about the underappreciated Jonathan Glazer film, Birth. April and Kate dive right into this truly unique movie about a woman who's dead husband may have come back as a 10 year old boy. They make the case for this being Nicole Kidman's best performance as the role is so perfectly catered to her. They discuss the inspired vision of Jonathan Glazer and how he was the only one who could make this film. The two talk about Kate's role in Sorry to Bother You and her short film series 555. Kate elaborates on what goes into writing comedy and the kinds of white people she makes fun of. Plus, she explains why she feels compelled to make silly faces as a form of protest.

You can watch 555 on Vimeo now.

Check out Kate in Sorry to Bother You

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Birth

With April Wolfe with Kate Berlant,

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Episode 20 - Jetpackula written by Rob Schrab

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Guests: 
Patton Oswalt as Ben
Guests: 
Tony Hale as Jetpackula
Guests: 
Constance Wu as Megan/Receptionist
Guests: 
Rob Schrab as Dr. Veratu
Guests: 
Mel Rodriguez as Luis/Defenestrator/Trent
Guests: 
John Owen Lowe as Jonah
Guests: 
Sujata Day as Future Moo Cow/Susan/Della
Guests: 
Joel Spence as Farmer/Living Scarecrow/Vampresident Martin/Announcer

In this episode, Andrew Reich and Ben Blacker interview Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program) regarding his dead pilot, Jetpackula. You'll also listen to a live table read of Jetpackula, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Episode 12 - Punching Out written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley

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Guests: 
Kyle Bornheimer as Kenny
Guests: 
Cedric Yarbrough as Hank
Guests: 
Thomas Lennon as Bob
Guests: 
Robert Ben Garant as Man’s Voice/Mr. Barnhill
Guests: 
Janet Varney as Old Lady/Janice/Jenny
Guests: 
Craig Cackowski as Anderton/Dane/Lonny
Guests: 
Alessandra Torresani as Shawna
Guests: 
Ben Schwartz as Jake/Byron
Guests: 
Carlos Alazraqui as Flam/Customer
Guests: 
Ana Ortiz as Stacy
Guests: 
Andrew Reich with Stage Directions

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Horrible Bosses) regarding their dead pilot, Punching Out. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Punching Out performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram , on Twitter, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com

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