Best Pollak podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Rationally Speaking
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Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor!We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding pl ...
 
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Alchemy This
Weekly
 
Award-winning actor and comedian Kevin Pollak has gathered five extraordinarily-talented improvisors to capture lightning in a bottle in the way that only great improv can. In each episode, he presents uniquely bizarre scenarios for he and them to hilariously bring to life.
 
Featuring interviews and music from the bands performing at the annual Cold Waves Music Festival. Cold Waves' goal is to showcase Chicago's relationship with industrial music featuring rare and classic fore bearers along with innovative newcomers.
 
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Doughboys
Weekly
 
The podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything.
 
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Fitzdog Radio
Rare
 
Fitzdog Radio! A place where Greg can continue his Sirius / XM Show on Howard 101, and give you more interview time with the guest, and more funny.
 
A hard-hitting, factual podcast that seeks to undermine modern narratives with the use of evidence, facts and statistics.
 
The Edge, hosted by Mark Thompson
 
The Loose Threads Podcast explores the new consumer economy. Hosted by Richie Siegel, the founder of Loose Threads, each episode features an in-depth conversation with one guest that spans a range of topics, lasting about an hour. The unifying thread is always the rapid change facing the consumer, retail and commerce industry and how entrepreneurs are responding. You can listen to the podcast on any player of your choice: iTunes, Soundcloud, Overcast, Google Play. If you'd like to recommend ...
 
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Magpie Talk Show
Monthly
 
A podcast all about technology, where Sam Newman interviews interesting people from the world of software.
 
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Mark In The Morning
Weekly+
 
Join Mark Thompson weekday mornings from 6a-10a on 100.3 The Sound, Southern California’s Classic Rock.
 
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Tim Jeffreys Podcast
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Tim Jeffreys Podcast
 
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Writer, Blair Bess, grew up in a family of old-school "pitchmen" (term used generically). They went from the Boardwalks to county fairs with elaborate and unrelenting pitches for products as varied as knives and movie cameras. Blair shares some of that world with us before he talks with Mark about the political realities facing Democrats in the ...…
 
When a Health Inspector surprises a restaurant, the staff does their damnedest to keep the customers happy while explaining a multitude of infractions; A couple of ghosts show the newbie around. They haunt some teenagers playing with a Ouija Board; A plug for the members of Alchemy This performing LIVE on March 13th at Westside Comedy Theater. ...…
 
The 'boys are joined in snowy Saskatoon by Alana "The Knife" Johnston (The Birthday Boys, UCB) to review a chain set on spreading one of Canada's quintessential foods to the world: Smoke's Poutinerie. Plus, a live edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.…
 
Kevin Nealon is on the show this week to talk about good parties, bad neighbors and how may cameras are in a multi-camera tv show (hint: it's 300).
 
CliffCentral.com — This week on the podcast the Renegades discuss why they weren’t bothered to watch #SONA2019 and were proven right. Roman explains how the massive oil discovery off the coast of the Western Cape may spell the end of democracy in SA, and Jonathan wanders into American politics - including Trump’s SOTU and the Democrats’ reactio ...…
 
Tom Arnold is fun, funny and on fire. Tom tells us stories from his early days in Iowa and then relates how his move to Hollywood almost didn't happen...Coming out to work getting Roseanne's show on the air. Mark asks about a story in which, supposedly, Tom goes to Beverly Hills to buy jewelry for Roseanne with a million dollars in cash in a sh ...…
 
When the Gods from all known (and some not-so-much) history get together, all hell breaks loose… Ripped from the day’s headlines, Passengers on Empress of the Sea cruise ship spot a small boat in their path. Attempts are made in earnest to offer assistance, and fail most uniquely… Also ripped from news, A Law Passed In Canada to stop prosecutin ...…
 
The 'boys are joined by Eliza Skinner (Cool Playlist, The Late Late Show with James Corden) and Jordan Morris (Bubble, Jordan, Jesse, Go!) in San Fransisco to review a chain touting a bold title for its menu items: Super Duper Burgers. Plus, the first ever edition of The Yusong Challenge. Recorded live in SF at Cobb's Comedy Club as part of SF ...…
 
Award winning actor and comedian Kevin Pollak is on the show to talk about making it comedy, making it in Hollywood and how to fold shirts.
 
CliffCentral.com — The President of the Cape Party, Jack Miller, is this week’s guest. Jack explains what his party stands for, why they believe secession is an answer for the Western Cape, and how they would govern if they came to power. Jonathan questions the notion of secession from a philosophical, geographical and practical perspective, an ...…
 
If you want to do as much good as possible with your career, what problems should you work on, and what jobs should you consider? This episode features Rob Wiblin, director of research for effective altruist organization 80,000 Hours, and the host of the 80,000 Hours podcast. Julia and Rob discuss how the career advice 80,000 Hours gives has ch ...…
 
Our political analyst, Michael Shure, correctly anticipated the way the government shutdown would end and now he's back with his take on the politics of the shutdown and what may follow. Michael also talks about the Roger Stone indictment. Then, Director Stan Zimmerman on his new show and new take on a classic play, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. J. ...…
 
We had some wonderful scene suggestions from fans this week: The alchemists are part of a cult, a cult that ends in a mass suicide pact. Once the deed is done, they get stuck in limbo and have to try and work out what unfinished business they have to take care of. In the meantime Satan & God try to persuade each of them to choose heaven or hell ...…
 
Jon Gabrus (Raised By TV, High and Mighty) returns to the show to review a chain specializing in toasted subs and "curing munchies", Cheeba Hut. Plus, a local Arizona edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded at Stand Up Live in Phoenix, AZ.
 
Straight out of Brooklyn, Chris Distefano hops in the studio to talk about his new special, podcasting and how bodies change over time.
 
CliffCentral.com — Magnus Heystek is the well-known former journalist and business editor, author, and prominent investment commentator who features on the podcast this week. Magnus gives a no-nonsense rundown of just how much economic trouble South Africa is in, the policies and decisions which have led to this situation, and some of the ways ...…
 
Two or these three storylines were inspired by listener mail: An odd, yet familiar family of five driving on a cross-country, summer vacation pick up a hitchhiker, Scott, and he makes the trip a tad more memorable... Competitive cooking TV shows are taken to a weird and wonderful low point, thankfully, and then we go hilariously meta in the pod ...…
 
Betsy Sodaro and Mano Agapion, hosts of the podcast Horny 4 Horror, join the 'boys to review The Hat, a chain specializing in its pastrami-dipped sandwiches. Plus, a live edition of The Wiger Challenge. Recorded live at the Brea Improv.
 
Writer and pop culture library Mike Lawrence swings by the show to chat about going from struggling comedian to all-powerful comic book nerd. Also we find out what part of Avengers Infinity War made Mike cry three times.
 
CliffCentral.com — Democratic Alliance Chief Whip and MP, John Steenhuisen, is in the hot seat this week. John explains his view of where South Africa will end up should the ANC remain in charge, why the EFF cannot be trusted, and how the DA hopes to make inroads at the next election. The hosts challenge the messaging and leadership of the part ...…
 
Oceanographer and expert on climate change, Jim Massa, joins us from his research center in Alaska. First, Michael Shure checks in from the road on politics, the government shutdown and the death of an Animal House cast member. Then, TYT contributor and frequent Steve Harvey Show guest, Brooke Thomas, shares her personal story of coming to Holl ...…
 
This episode features Neerav Kingsland, who helped rebuild New Orleans' public school system after Hurricane Katrina, converting it into the country's first nearly-100% charter school system. Neerav and Julia discuss: why Neerav believes the evidence shows charter schools work better than regular public schools, his responses to the main argume ...…
 
From Your Listener Mail: If the superhero names Captain Critique, Soup-er Man, Keeper of the Rules, Pits & Palms or Daylights Savings Man don’t ring a bell, you’re not alone… The time to get to know them is now, and you’re welcome. The office of the Registrar fills up quickly with over-worked yet under-informed teachers, coaches without borders ...…
 
The 'boys are joined by author and actor John Hodgman (Vacationland, Judge John Hodgman) as they journey to LAX to review Delta Sky Club, an airport lounge reserved for high-paying customers. Plus, an airport-based edition of Snack or Wack.
 
Gentleman and scholar Judd Apatow is on this week to talk about HBO's Crashing, celebrity autographs and how the internet is in the ocean.
 
CliffCentral.com — This week’s guest is comedian and co-host of the Triggernometry podcast, Konstantin Kisin. Konstantin explains why he refused to sign a contract designed to make a university comedy evening a ‘safe space’, how important he considers free speech to be, and what his podcast aims to achieve by talking with individuals who hold d ...…
 
In the first of three scenes, as a runaway train screams along the tracks, the crew do all they can to figure out how to save the passengers from harm’s way. Yeah, no, they don’t do all that well with the task at hand. Next up in scene two, we enter a courtroom, where a case is being argued to determine if, indeed, the famed author of “How to M ...…
 
For the first review of 2019, the 'boys are joined by writer and producer Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation) to review Poquito Más and to discuss the extravagant process of ordering lunch in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine writers' room. Plus, another edition of Chips Inhale: Reschew Rangers.…
 
The new voice of Donald Trump on Family Guy is Josh Robert Thompson. Josh joins J.Elvis Weinstein and Mark Thompson. Mark talks about his just-completed trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The two Joshes give Mark a hard time about his social media posting from there. Writer/Director, Carl Gottlieb (JAWS, THE JERK) joins by phone with reflectio ...…
 
The 8th Annual New Year's Predictions w/ Mike Gibbons episode is here! He is still wrong about all of his predictions.
 
CliffCentral.com — South Africa’s most downloaded weekly podcast returns in 2019. Start up the rotors, no commie is safe.
 
This episode features Rick Nevin, an economist who is known for his research suggesting that lead is one of the main causes of crime. Rick and Julia discuss: how do we know the correlation between lead and crime is a sign of a causal relationship? Has the lead-crime theory made any successful predictions? And is it possible that getting rid of ...…
 
The Loose Threads Podcast will be back soon with a whole new set of shows. Thanks for tuning in to our first 100 episodes featuring in-depth discussions with leaders across the rapidly changing consumer economy.By feeds@soundcloud.com (Richie Siegel: Founder of Loose Threads).
 
It may be late, but Earl’s Diner is full and the staff is in trouble… It’s a great turn out of characters, both on the floor and in the kitchen. Next up is a late night séance, led by renown psychic, Milton Chesequa. Not all present get the answers from the spirit world that they expected. There is an angel in heaven named Carl Swipeman, who’s ...…
 
Joe Hartzler (The Earliest Show, Acting Tips with Joe Hartzler) joins the ‘boys and tells the story of a past injury that led him into the world of soup. We then try Joe’s incredible homemade Beef Stroganoff and Red Pepper Vegan Corn Chowder.
 
Movie, TV and music critic, Michael Snyder takes us on a ride through his best-of list for the just concluded year, 2018 and serves up a couple of hidden gems you won't see on anyone else's lists. 00-1:45 Mark intro 1:45-40:00 Film Critic Michael Snyder Reach the show at : edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com…
 
All of the scenes this week were taken from listener's emails. First up is a series of Dating App Dates that simply could not have gone worse. The second scene offers up alternative outcomes to the Y2K scare of 1999 New Years Eve - One at the White House and the other in the Hollywood Hills at the party of a showbiz big shot. Last up is offers ...…
 
On Christmas Eve, three spirits visit Nick Wiger to reveal how his behavior has affected those around him... Written by Mike Mitchell. Narrated by Jesse Thorn. Featuring Lauren Lapkus, Paul Rust, Mookie Blaiklock, Evan Susser, Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport, Yusong Liu. Additional material by Wolly and Irma. Originally released December 2017.…
 
Comedian and friend Mary Lynn Rajskub joins me this week to talk about having children as a comedian and how comedy makes us act like children.
 
With his aggressive comedy style and political incorrectness, Bobby Slayton has been called his generation's Don Rickles. Bobby continues his tradition of stopping into the show at the holidays. He's joined by iHeart Radio's Lisa Foxx sitting in with Mark Thompson while J. Elvis shoots a movie. The show begins with political analyst, Michael Sh ...…
 
In our ever-changing, and gender-evolving world, it’s important to take another look at an otherwise classic, albeit clueless TV show like The Dating Game, so, we did. How much better would your life be if a real, honest-to-goodness fortune teller could lay it all out…? There’s the cutest little restaurant in SoHo, NY, and tonight we’re going t ...…
 
On a historic Doughboys milestone, the 'boys are joined by Sarah Silverman (Ralph Breaks the Internet, I Love You, America) to review a cornerstone of American chain restaurants: McDonald's. Plus, another segment of Pie In This Guy.
 
The Guest: Joya Studio Edited by George Drake, Jr. Music by Lucas Brahme — About Loose Threads — Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for the latest analysis and podcasts. http://eepurl.com/buLQY9 Twitter Full Transcript The Loose Threads Podcast explores the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce. Hosted by Richie Siegel, the founder of L ...…
 
Stand up legend Brian Regan steps into the studio this week to talk about his incredible career, his many Netflix specials and how he got in trouble for giving away a free truck.
 
Not enough people know about the Mohists, a strikingly modern group of Chinese philosophers active in 479-221 BCE. This episode features Chris Fraser, expert on Mohism and professor of philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. Chris and Julia discuss how the Mohists put their philosophy into practice and got Chinese leaders to hold off on star ...…
 
Jane Velez-Mitchell is a long time journalist and social media advocate for animals. Jane speaks openly about everything from kicking alcohol to embracing her sexuality. Michael Shure kicks the show off with talk of what's happening at the White House and the Nancy Pelosi/Chuck Schumer meeting with Donald Trump. 00-03:32 Mark welcomes and reads ...…
 
A couple happily strolls the convention floor in Las Vegas, hoping to discover cutting edge consumer electronics. Instead, they are harassed and hustled by the least prepared salesmen in history. We then head to a book signing of an author who’s best days may be in the rear view mirror… Next is a trip to the bank where things go a little sidewa ...…
 
Actor and comedian Lamar Woods (New Girl, It's a Party) returns to the show to review a pizza chain whose history has been stained by controversy, Papa John's. Plus, a fan-gifted Minions edition of Snack or Wack.
 
99. Proven Beauty customizes skincare by uniting customer reviews with machine learning. We talk with co-founder Ming Zhao about building a comprehensive database of clinical ingredients that ultimately grew into a vertically integrated company producing unique skincare regimens. The Loose Threads Podcast features in-depth discussions with lead ...…
 
Fahim Anwar drops by to talk about nightmare sets, his new comedy special and how he escaped engineering.
 
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