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It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!).
 
Join host Scott Aukerman ("Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC, "Mr. Show") for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today's funniest comedians. While Scott begins by traditionally interviewing the celebrities, the open-door policy means an assortment of eccentric oddballs can pop by at any moment to chat, compete in games, and engage in comic revelry. With all that, and regular bonus episodes, we bet your favorite part will still be the plugs!
 
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Go Fact Yourself
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Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
 
Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show Asssscat, Matt has brought his talents to Earwolf with a fully improvised weekly podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF f ...
 
Eavesdrop on freewheeling conversations between comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo and his sometimes famous, always funny friends. Unscripted. Unedited. Unstoppable. It's Never Not Funny.
 
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Go Fact Yourself
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Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
 
Comedians compete writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestion. It’s really stupid.
 
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Switched on Pop
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What makes pop songs so catchy? Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work their magic on our ears & our culture. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.
 
The hottest topics in Mormonism, from a Post Mormon perspective
 
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Unbelievable?
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'Unbelievable?' engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers. http://unbelievable.podbean.com/feed/
 
With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus: where the guest is the host. Take a seat with Lauren as she passes off her hosting duties to a new funny friend every week. Lauren is always the guest, as an original character--or one her host holds secret until they've announced her. You never know who will show up. It's the host's show, Lauren's just along for the ride. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/prem ...
 
What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.
 
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Working Birth
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Working Birth is a podcast by photographer Jillian Camisasca-Lopina exploring the work and stories of midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, and other birth professionals. Each episode features an interview with a different birth worker as well as an accompanying photographic portrait.
 
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Musical guest Jake Troth joins improvisers Joe Wengert, Will Hines, Toni Charline, and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Jake performs an acoustic set of songs that inspire scenes about an ice hotel, an optimistic ship captain, navigating the friend zone, couples’ songs, and more. Check out Jake’s new album IT IS AS IF here. This episo ...…
 
Pumping up the volume with Cristela Alonzo.
 
Pumping up the volume with Cristela Alonzo.
 
Pumping up the volume with Cristela Alonzo.
 
Pumping up the volume with Cristela Alonzo.
 
Pumping up the volume with Cristela Alonzo.
 
Men singing high is so ubiquitous in modern pop that we might take it granted, never pausing to ask: has it always been this way? Estelle Caswell, who makes the Emmy-winning Earworm series for Vox, decided to find out, and she stops by to share results from her painstaking study of male falsetto in pop music from 1958 to today. Some of her find ...…
 
Paul Sabourin (Paul and Storm) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with family secrets, corn mazes, vampires, and more! With songs like “Can’t Get Enough of Screaming at the Scary Stuff”, “Keep That Secret Close To Your Heart”, “How Many People in this Town Have Bones?”, it’s a bone chilling fright of a good time!…
 
Paul Sabourin (Paul and Storm) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with family secrets, corn mazes, vampires, and more! With songs like “Can’t Get Enough of Screaming at the Scary Stuff”, “Keep That Secret Close To Your Heart”, “How Many People in this Town Have Bones?”, it’s a bone chilling fright of a good time!…
 
Actress and comedian Sarah Baker (The Kominsky Method, The Death of Dick Long), Matt Gourley (In Myers We Trust with Gyers and Rust), and Paul F. Tompkins (The Neighborhood Listen) join Scott to talk about doing bits with Alan Arkin, “Halloween” franchise weaponry, and junior high scandals. Plus, brothers Ned and Ted Kemper drop by to discuss t ...…
 
Church leader Steve Chalke isn’t afraid of causing controversy in the evangelical circles he once moved in. His new book ‘The Lost Message of Paul’ claims that the church has misunderstood the theology of St Paul when it comes to faith, hell and Christian universalism. In a feisty exchange, pastor Phil Moore says that it’s Steve who has misinte ...…
 
Pete Hulne and Tim Meadows join Matt Besser for a special improv3humans! Pete, Tim and Matt perform an extended set tracing the misadventures of a renowned bartender through high-level mixology class, glory hole bars, a high school reunion, and the aftermath of a terrible fire.By Earwolf and Matt Besser.
 
Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) returns to join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with an adult party at a roller-skating rink, Red Robin corporate, and more. With songs like “Can Other Things Be Unlimited”, “No Accounting For How You Lift Me Up”, and “Slow (Couple’s Skate)”, it’ll make you want to put on your skating shoes and get on th ...…
 
Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) returns to join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with an adult party at a roller-skating rink, Red Robin corporate, and more. With songs like “Can Other Things Be Unlimited”, “No Accounting For How You Lift Me Up”, and “Slow (Couple’s Skate)”, it’ll make you want to put on your skating shoes and get on th ...…
 
NPR's Sam Sanders stops by to break down the tracks that Switched On listeners have been loving. Swedish dancefloor confessionals, songs that stop time, the specificity of Lana Del Rey, and the awkwardness of descending fourths: it's all on the table in this freewheeling conversation of deep musical nerdiness. Songs DiscussedTove Lo ft Kylie Mi ...…
 
Jason Mantzoukas aka The Dink Dink Man joins Scott to talk about filming the upcoming movie Infinite with Mark Wahlberg, his special pillow, and NCIS. Then, Rudi North returns from hell in order to find a new job. Later, journalist Virginia Patricia stops by to talk about recent theater productions she’s attended. Plus, historian Darren Matiche ...…
 
It’s another helping of Go Fact Yourself in Chicago, now more delicious and savory than ever! Peter Sagal is the host of the NPR program "Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" But his experience with trivia shows goes all the way back to when he was a contestant on "Jeopardy"… and quickly found himself in the negative dollars. That doesn’t mean he’s bad ...…
 
It’s another helping of Go Fact Yourself in Chicago, now more delicious and savory than ever! Peter Sagal is the host of the NPR program "Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" But his experience with trivia shows goes all the way back to when he was a contestant on "Jeopardy"… and quickly found himself in the negative dollars. That doesn’t mean he’s bad ...…
 
It’s another helping of Go Fact Yourself in Chicago, now more delicious and savory than ever! Peter Sagal is the host of the NPR program "Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" But his experience with trivia shows goes all the way back to when he was a contestant on "Jeopardy"… and quickly found himself in the negative dollars. That doesn’t mean he’s bad ...…
 
The Universe: How did it get here and why are we part of it? Celebrated cosmologist Sir Roger Penrose talks to renowned Christian philosopher William Lane Craig about God and the Universe in the 2nd episode of the 2019 season of The Big Conversation. They discuss Penrose's '3 realms' view of reality and his Conformal Cyclical Cosmology. Could t ...…
 
All over the world, the name 'Disney' means warmth and light and cuteness. Families save all year to visit Disney theme parks and eat 8 dollar churros while screaming at each other. But some people say there's a dark underbelly to Disney. That the company has a history of choosing profits over people. People like... writer and comedian and extr ...…
 
Matt Besser is joined by legendary Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Kenny Stevenson) to answer listener questions about personal hygiene, throat ripping, celebrity crushes, Halloween costume plans, politics, intermittent fasting, and much more. Plus, Matt throws out danger scenarios for Rambo to expertly assess. This episode is sponsored by Squaresp ...…
 
Up next in my series all about leaving Mormonism AND ExMormonism, I chat with my childhood friend Valerie all about her experiences growing up Mormon, Ricks College (yes, before it was BYU-I), converting and marrying her husband, and falling down the rabbit hole and leaving Mormonism. It’s a crash course, with some great wisdom at the end of th ...…
 
Dallas Taylor, host of the stellar sound design series Twenty Thousand Hertz, stops by to fill Nate in on the science and style of mastering: the subtle art that explains why Metallica had to re-release a controversial album, Kanye sounds so crisp, and why the best pop really pops. Songs Discussed Lizzo - Juice Kanye West - Heartless Led Zeppel ...…
 
Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker (The Neighborhood Listen) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with comedian babies, jealous fathers, and more! With songs like “Your Baby Might Not Be Cute”, “I am Your Baby Look Who’s Talking To You”, “Buy A Stupid Little Sack For Your Baby”, it’s the only talking baby musical you need in your li ...…
 
Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker (The Neighborhood Listen) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with comedian babies, jealous fathers, and more! With songs like “Your Baby Might Not Be Cute”, “I am Your Baby Look Who’s Talking To You”, “Buy A Stupid Little Sack For Your Baby”, it’s the only talking baby musical you need in your li ...…
 
Author (and Harris Wittels’ sister) Stephanie Wittels Wachs joins Scott to talk about her new podcast Last Day, launching the podcast network Lemonada, and naming her new born baby. After taking some calls, aspiring athletes Shemp A. and Corey A. stop by to promote that they are trying to play basketball. Later, Tater drops by to talk about bea ...…
 
In this podcast special Justin sits down with atheist Alex O’Connor who runs the popular YouTube channel Cosmic Skeptic. They debate the nature of faith, the moral argument for God and whether Alex’s belief in determinism undercuts his reasons for being an atheist. For the original Cosmic Skeptic video podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI ...…
 
Jake Ewald of Slaughter Beach, Dog joins improvisers Mano Agapion, James Mannion, and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Jake plays tunes that inspire scenes about describing a song without hitting any of the notes, digging up bones in order to be cool, and napping in a dollar bin. Later, they’ll order candy from a restaurant and go on ...…
 
Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) joins Zach and Jess live from the Bell House in Brooklyn for an all new musical packed with space travel, gay rocks, and more! With songs like “The First Gay Rock (That We Know Of)”, “A Physical Description”, and “Stewing Over Soup”, it’s the only space love story you need to listen to!…
 
Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) joins Zach and Jess live from the Bell House in Brooklyn for an all new musical packed with space travel, gay rocks, and more! With songs like “The First Gay Rock (That We Know Of)”, “A Physical Description”, and “Stewing Over Soup”, it’s the only space love story you need to listen to!…
 
Charlie's out on parental leave, which means no one is here to stop Nate from going off the rails. And you know what means... JAZZ! As soon as dad left the room, Nate enlisted his favorite journalist, jazz and sports writer Natalie Weiner, to come on the show and discuss her incredible 1959 Project — a day-by-day chronicle of jazz during one of ...…
 
D’Arcy Carden of The Good Place joins Scott to talk about the fourth and final season of The Good Place, You’ve Got Mail, and the Janet costume. Then, the mayor of Burbank Phil Wiggins stops by to spread the word of all things Burbank. Plus, wiping expert Robert Whistler drops by to discuss various wiping techniques. This episode is brought to ...…
 
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