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Baby Geniuses
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Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.
 
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Pop Rocket
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Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
 
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Hello you spooky lil' babies! We are still working on our Haloween costumes over here, so please be patient. Nature has started decorating our houses for us. Please take note of the seasonably large spider web. On this episode, Lisa and Emily attend a television awards ceremony. In big Baby Geniuses news, we have a new segment! Please enjoy End ...…
 
Hello babies! On today's episode, Lisa and Emily respond to an email from a listener who wanted some life advice. Emily gives more tips on how to get rebates from the city for removing your lawn! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Serge Voronoff," a French surgeon of Russian extraction who, while working in France in the 1920s ...…
 
Hello babies! Have Emily and Lisa influenced you to adopt a dog? Let us know! Hi, Baby Geniuses producer Rob Pera here. I just adopted a lil' doggie and you should too. Feel love in your life for once! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Cassie Chadwick, the infamous name used by a Canadian woman who defrauded several U.S. banks ...…
 
Hello, babies! We are coming out on this episode as fudge truthers - When was the last time you had fudge? Does anyone other than tourists buy it? Are there people making new batches of fudge, or was all fudge made in the 80s? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Dancing Baby. No, it's not a page about when our listeners dance wi ...…
 
Hello babies! Congratulations on sniffing out our show. Lisa's dog Annie is practicing her nose work, and Emily just got a camera to spy on her dog Alan and devised a plan to make sure he never knows she has left the house. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Curse Tablet," one of the many ways our ancestors gave themselves lea ...…
 
Hello babies! And a special hello all you Raybies out there (a fan of Everybody Loves Raymond and Baby Geniuses)! Emily is neck deep in Raymond DVDs and powering through them a season at a time. On a much sadder note, Tuca & Bertie wasn't renewed for a second season by Netflix - go out there and let them know how disappointed you are! On Wiki o ...…
 
Hello babies! What permits are needed to start a backyard farm? How many bees do you need to buy? Is a rooster really necessary? This is the first episode recorded in a post "Cats" film trailer world and we need to work out our feelings. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia pages for "Trash Talk" and "Flyting." Get ready for some hyperbol ...…
 
Hello babies! Thank you for sending in your #babybikes! We asked you to draw a bike from memory- no peeking- and you did it! Lisa just got back from Alaska, and she enjoyed ALL of the sights. Emily's dad is winning 2019 by taking up a new hobby - designing and making clothes! Emily is sporting a smart printed romper made by her pop. On Wiki of ...…
 
Hello babies! On this very special episode of Baby Geniuses, we read multiple Wikipedia pages for our world famous Wiki of the Week segment. We will start by reading the Wikipedia page for "Acoustic Kitty," a CIA project that was a uniquely bad idea. We shift gears and dive into the Wikipedia page for "JD & The Straight Shot," a blues band back ...…
 
Troubled Waters is a reboot of our long-running pop culture quiz show International Waters, hosted by Dave Holmes. We've endeavored to keep the spirit and tone of the original IW, though there are a couple key differences between the formats of both shows. On Troubled Waters, we no longer have British comics and American comics facing off again ...…
 
Troubled Waters is a reboot of our long-running pop culture quiz show International Waters, hosted by Dave Holmes. We've endeavored to keep the spirit and tone of the original IW, though there are a couple key differences between the formats of both shows. On Troubled Waters, we no longer have British comics and American comics facing off again ...…
 
Troubled Waters is a reboot of our long-running pop culture quiz show International Waters, hosted by Dave Holmes. We've endeavored to keep the spirit and tone of the original IW, though there are a couple key differences between the formats of both shows. On Troubled Waters, we no longer have British comics and American comics facing off again ...…
 
Hello babies! What have you been putting off in order to get your life in order? What is one quick thing you can do to organize your living space? When was the last time you thought of the film Magic Mike? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Roar (1981 film)." You'll laugh your head off (or at least part of it!)…
 
Hello babies! This is the first episode we've recorded since Tuca and Bertie dropped! We address a legitimate concern regarding the show. There's another new pup in the Baby Geniuses family - Lisa got a new dog! Her name is Annie and she is a very sweet heeler mix. I am personally quite excited for Annie to meet Emily's new dog, Alan. On Wiki o ...…
 
**Warning - this episode contains lots of tears** For the final episode of Pop Rocket, the panel convene to give listeners one last All About, one last Jam, and they look back at the past four and a half years, and all the various milestones they’ve shared with one another and their listeners while doing the show--marriages, deaths, birth, book ...…
 
**Warning - this episode contains lots of tears** For the final episode of Pop Rocket, the panel convene to give listeners one last All About, one last Jam, and they look back at the past four and a half years, and all the various milestones they’ve shared with one another and their listeners while doing the show--marriages, deaths, birth, book ...…
 
**Warning - this episode contains lots of tears** For the final episode of Pop Rocket, the panel convene to give listeners one last All About, one last Jam, and they look back at the past four and a half years, and all the various milestones they’ve shared with one another and their listeners while doing the show--marriages, deaths, birth, book ...…
 
**Angelenos: Tonight (May 17th) at 7pm Guy and Karen will have a conversation about Why Karen Carpenter Matters at Book Soup in West Hollywood.** In this penultimate episode, the Pop Rocket panel seeks guidance from The Oracle of LA, Amanda Yates Garcia. Each panelist pulls a card from the Oracle’s tarot deck, and gets an individual reading. Wh ...…
 
**Angelenos: Tonight (May 17th) at 7pm Guy and Karen will have a conversation about Why Karen Carpenter Matters at Book Soup in West Hollywood.** In this penultimate episode, the Pop Rocket panel seeks guidance from The Oracle of LA, Amanda Yates Garcia. Each panelist pulls a card from the Oracle’s tarot deck, and gets an individual reading. Wh ...…
 
**Angelenos: Tonight (May 17th) at 7pm Guy and Karen will have a conversation about Why Karen Carpenter Matters at Book Soup in West Hollywood.** In this penultimate episode, the Pop Rocket panel seeks guidance from The Oracle of LA, Amanda Yates Garcia. Each panelist pulls a card from the Oracle’s tarot deck, and gets an individual reading. Wh ...…
 
Hello babies! We hope you're enjoying Lisa's new show Tuca & Bertie, available now on Netflix! If you're a regular Baby Geniuses listener it would be foolish for you to not be at least six episodes in. Download the Netflix app and stream it at work and get caught up! On this week's episode, Lisa returns from a trip to Hong Kong and Emily does s ...…
 
This is the first of our three final episodes, and we’re joined by screenwriter Guinevere Turner (American Psycho,Go Fish) whose latest film Charlie Says just came out today, May 10th. As “budding cult-ologist” MagWaps notes, “if you think you’ve heard everything on the Mansons, trust me, this movie takes a different view.” Having grown up in a ...…
 
This is the first of our three final episodes, and we’re joined by screenwriter Guinevere Turner (American Psycho,Go Fish) whose latest film Charlie Says just came out today, May 10th. As “budding cult-ologist” MagWaps notes, “if you think you’ve heard everything on the Mansons, trust me, this movie takes a different view.” Having grown up in a ...…
 
This is the first of our three final episodes, and we’re joined by screenwriter Guinevere Turner (American Psycho,Go Fish) whose latest film Charlie Says just came out today, May 10th. As “budding cult-ologist” MagWaps notes, “if you think you’ve heard everything on the Mansons, trust me, this movie takes a different view.” Having grown up in a ...…
 
Hello babies! This is the last episode we will release before Lisa's new show Tuca & Bertie comes out on Netflix later this week! Hey, and when you watch it, don't tell us if you hate it! We don't want to know (not that there will be a chance you won't like it, as it is a perfect piece of entertainment). On today's episode, we plan a future seg ...…
 
First off, you're welcome Game of Thrones fans. This is a super-sized Pop Rocket loaded with theories, speculation, and yes, even love. While Wynter and Karen were away, Margaret and Guy tapped two die-hard fans for a full-on discussion of the series and their thoughts now that the first two of the last six episodes have aired. Assembled in the ...…
 
First off, you're welcome Game of Thrones fans. This is a super-sized Pop Rocket loaded with theories, speculation, and yes, even love. While Wynter and Karen were away, Margaret and Guy tapped two die-hard fans for a full-on discussion of the series and their thoughts now that the first two of the last six episodes have aired. Assembled in the ...…
 
First off, you're welcome Game of Thrones fans. This is a super-sized Pop Rocket loaded with theories, speculation, and yes, even love. While Wynter and Karen were away, Margaret and Guy tapped two die-hard fans for a full-on discussion of the series and their thoughts now that the first two of the last six episodes have aired. Assembled in the ...…
 
This week Wynter and Karen chat with Ellington Wells, a comedian and writer on Comedy Central’s brand new sketch show The New Negroes with Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn. The panel takes a look at how black sketch comedy has involved and Wells tell us what Robert Townsend TV special inspired Vaughn to create a show with a similar sensibility. ...…
 
This week Wynter and Karen chat with Ellington Wells, a comedian and writer on Comedy Central’s brand new sketch show The New Negroes with Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn. The panel takes a look at how black sketch comedy has involved and Wells tell us what Robert Townsend TV special inspired Vaughn to create a show with a similar sensibility. ...…
 
This week Wynter and Karen chat with Ellington Wells, a comedian and writer on Comedy Central’s brand new sketch show The New Negroes with Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn. The panel takes a look at how black sketch comedy has involved and Wells tell us what Robert Townsend TV special inspired Vaughn to create a show with a similar sensibility. ...…
 
Hello Babies! Emily got a dog! His name is Alan and looks like a grumpy old man found himself in a "The Fly" type teleporter mishap situation and was mixed with an otter and maybe also a dog. Hey grumpy old dude- I hope you like pooping outside! On Chunch Chat, Lisa's horse Juniper is testing her boundaries. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wik ...…
 
**ANNOUNCEMENT: The nomination process is now open for the next Pop Rocket Seal of Approval. This quarter we’re looking for veterans with a large body of work who have been underappreciated and haven’t received the acclaim that their body of work and stellar character deserve. If you want to submit a name, you must call and leave a message on G ...…
 
**ANNOUNCEMENT: The nomination process is now open for the next Pop Rocket Seal of Approval. This quarter we’re looking for veterans with a large body of work who have been underappreciated and haven’t received the acclaim that their body of work and stellar character deserve. If you want to submit a name, you must call and leave a message on G ...…
 
**ANNOUNCEMENT: The nomination process is now open for the next Pop Rocket Seal of Approval. This quarter we’re looking for veterans with a large body of work who have been underappreciated and haven’t received the acclaim that their body of work and stellar character deserve. If you want to submit a name, you must call and leave a message on G ...…
 
Take a trip down memory lane with Wynter, Karen and Margaret as they revisit 1991 in music. If you’ve ever been curious what song was playing when Karen experienced her first same sex kiss, tune in. If you grew up in the nineties, this episode will bring you back to that moment in time. If you spent your formative years in the aughts, and want ...…
 
Take a trip down memory lane with Wynter, Karen and Margaret as they revisit 1991 in music. If you’ve ever been curious what song was playing when Karen experienced her first same sex kiss, tune in. If you grew up in the nineties, this episode will bring you back to that moment in time. If you spent your formative years in the aughts, and want ...…
 
Take a trip down memory lane with Wynter, Karen and Margaret as they revisit 1991 in music. If you’ve ever been curious what song was playing when Karen experienced her first same sex kiss, tune in. If you grew up in the nineties, this episode will bring you back to that moment in time. If you spent your formative years in the aughts, and want ...…
 
Hello adults! Welcome to a very special episode of Adult Idiots! Just kidding! We like to have a little April Fool's Day fun over here. Of course this is your favorite show Baby Geniuses. On this episode, we recap our favorite April Fool's pranks of yesteryear. Emily meets a hero of hers and Lisa tries to take a sexy selfie. On Wiki of the Week ...…
 
Pop Rocket’s come early this week! Alonso Duralde guest hosts for this, our second week of the MaxFunDrive. The deadline for supporting this show is fast upon us, so if you haven’t yet become a new or upgrading member, do it now! Go to our donation page. You can donate while listening to this special Thursday edition of the show. This episode h ...…
 
Pop Rocket’s come early this week! Alonso Duralde guest hosts for this, our second week of the MaxFunDrive. The deadline for supporting this show is fast upon us, so if you haven’t yet become a new or upgrading member, do it now! Go to our donation page. You can donate while listening to this special Thursday edition of the show. This episode h ...…
 
Pop Rocket’s come early this week! Alonso Duralde guest hosts for this, our second week of the MaxFunDrive. The deadline for supporting this show is fast upon us, so if you haven’t yet become a new or upgrading member, do it now! Go to our donation page. You can donate while listening to this special Thursday edition of the show. This episode h ...…
 
It’s the first live episode of Pop Rocket. Professor Karen Tongson invited the panel to give a lesson on why pop culture matters, with a focus on the past decade. You’ll learn what pop culture of the 2010s will last, and what culture won’t be remembered. Plus we’ll hear from some of Karen’s students, including a special jam brought to the show ...…
 
It’s the first live episode of Pop Rocket. Professor Karen Tongson invited the panel to give a lesson on why pop culture matters, with a focus on the past decade. You’ll learn what pop culture of the 2010s will last, and what culture won’t be remembered. Plus we’ll hear from some of Karen’s students, including a special jam brought to the show ...…
 
It’s the first live episode of Pop Rocket. Professor Karen Tongson invited the panel to give a lesson on why pop culture matters, with a focus on the past decade. You’ll learn what pop culture of the 2010s will last, and what culture won’t be remembered. Plus we’ll hear from some of Karen’s students, including a special jam brought to the show ...…
 
Hello babies! We hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and stayed home and watched Emily's comedy special Ice Thickeners, now on Comedy Central! Just look it up and watch it online! Also- it's the 2019 MaxFunDrive, go become a member and help support your favorite show creators! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Forty El ...…
 
In honor of Women’s History Month, the panel lives vicariously through women who sought revenge, from Lorena Gallo (formerly Bobbit), to Thelma & Louise. They touch on their favorite films centered around women seeking revenge...or, perhaps more accurately, justice. All Abouts Margaret: Uncover: Escaping NXIVM Karen: “Operation Varsity Blues”, ...…
 
In honor of Women’s History Month, the panel lives vicariously through women who sought revenge, from Lorena Gallo (formerly Bobbit), to Thelma & Louise. They touch on their favorite films centered around women seeking revenge...or, perhaps more accurately, justice. All Abouts Margaret: Uncover: Escaping NXIVM Karen: “Operation Varsity Blues”, ...…
 
In honor of Women’s History Month, the panel lives vicariously through women who sought revenge, from Lorena Gallo (formerly Bobbit), to Thelma & Louise. They touch on their favorite films centered around women seeking revenge...or, perhaps more accurately, justice. All Abouts Margaret: Uncover: Escaping NXIVM Karen: “Operation Varsity Blues”, ...…
 
When she was 17, Dame Angela Lansbury quit her job at a department store to take a part in a movie, as 17-year-olds are wont to do. She played a young maid to Ingrid Bergman’s character in Gaslight, a film that garnered seven Oscar nominations and two wins, including one for Best Actress for Bergman. It’s the typical tale of a young actress try ...…
 
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