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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!).
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
The podcast that asks why YOU know SO MUCH about a VERY specific topic. Comedians Nadia Osman and Steve Szlaga invite guests to talk about a singular, limited point of interest they know more about than anyone (but that Nadia and Steve usually know next to nothing about). Topics range from pop culture, history, science, politics, and art, to anything and everything niche, kitsch, camp, weird, wild, wondrous, and beyond. Come join the party!
 
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 ...
 
Modern living is exhausting and quite frankly, toxic and emotional labor. You should really take a moment for yourself, but how? Join comedians Cait Raft and Drew Spears as they and their guests venture into the world of self care and report on the good, the bad and the bougie. Listen in, because otherwise they’ll just be talking to their houseplants.
 
Masterpiece Theatre meets Mystery Science Theater 3000 in a podcast of highbrow readings and lowbrow commentary. Comedians Kelly Nugent and Lindsay Katai come together to read aloud classic and not-so-classic literature from the public domain and provide real-time commentary with the help of special guests. Subscribe now to experience the best and worst from the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sherwood Anderson, Jack London, and many more... no one escapes ...
 
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This week, Nadia and Steve talk with actor and podcast host Zach Reino (@ZachReino) about the specific topic of Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the life sim video game where you become the mayor of a town populated by animal characters. Why do you have to build bridges AND run a museum? Is Tom Nook shady? What's up with K.K. Slider? And w ...…
 
Anil Dash is obsessed with Prince. Since he’s the host of the tech podcast Function, he has a unique perspective on the Purple One’s complicated relationship with technology. Anil joins the show to break down the many ways that Prince predicted the sound and science of modern pop, from drum machines to online distribution to internet culture. W ...…
 
Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with the Stop Family, a mirror world, and more! With songs like “We Had To Stop Stop Stop (For A Roll Call of the Family Stop)”, “In the Mirror World”, and “One Stop To Stop Them All”, it’s possibly the beginning of an epic trilogy!…
 
Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with the Stop Family, a mirror world, and more! With songs like “We Had To Stop Stop Stop (For A Roll Call of the Family Stop)”, “In the Mirror World”, and “One Stop To Stop Them All”, it’s possibly the beginning of an epic trilogy!…
 
Cait and Drew are joined by Jake Flores to discuss staying sane online, and whether it is truly possible when it's sort of your job to be logged on. Secret DMs, finding hobbies and Jake's comedy road dog life hacks! Stevie Nicks doesn't allow men inside of her house! https://www.patreon.com/thispodcastisselfcare Follow us on Twitter | @ThisPodS ...…
 
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 ...…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk with writer and podcast host Mark Rennie (@markrennie) about the specific topic of country singer/national treasure Dolly Parton and her story songs, a staple of country music. We break down country as a musical genre, and deep dive into five of Mark's favorite Dolly story songs. Does Dolly do voiceover work? Wha ...…
 
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!…
 
Cait and Drew are joined by comedy mastermind Scott Gairdner (Podcast: The Ride, Moonbeam City, Tiny Fuppets, Cuplicated) to learn about the self care of injecting vacation vibes into your nine to five by hanging at hotels for free. We discuss our favorite attributes of classic resorts and how to get all that goodness without being a guest, so ...…
 
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.
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk with writer and podcast host Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) about the specific topic of the concept of empathy throughout the 1999 prequel Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. We get into how this epic space opera movie written and directed by George Lucas promotes cognitive, emotional, and compassiona ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Cait and Drew are joined by podcaster and journalist Carrie Poppy (Oh No! Ross and Carrie, NPR's Ted Radio Hour) and her dog daughter Ella to go over the list of fifty-two self care rituals Carrie ordered on notecards from least important in her life to most. Also, Carrie and Drew talk about how their relationship has transformed over the years ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Fouette! FOUETTE! This week, Nadia and Steve talk with writer and podcast host Becky Feldman (@beckles212) about the specific topic of Jody Sawyer aka Amanda Schull and her dancing abilities in the cult classic film Center Stage. We get into Becky's love for this movie and her short-lived dance career, plus the making of this beloved teen drama ...…
 
Cait and Drew sit down with their longtime friend Leann Bowen (I Love You, America; Dear White People) to discuss her longtime practice of Transcendental Meditation. What is TM? What famous people practice it? Does it make you hot? The gang also does a wellness shot that tastes like Italian salad dressing and do not enjoy it!! https://www.patre ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Anger, fear, joy? Oh my! This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor Lilan Bowden (@yourfriendlilan) about the specific topic of the social scientists and studies behind facial expressions, including facial recognition disorders, the types of basic human emotions, micro expressions, and the development of the Facial Action Coding System. How do ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Drew and Cait sit down with comedian and Cait's fellow NYU alumni Teresa Lee to talk traveling alone. They get into the ins and outs of studying abroad, and whether you should adopt a cemetery cat while you are; whether you should hook up while traveling and more! Plus we talk VSCO girls and how Cait is and has always been a VSCO girl! https:// ...…
 
The pace of new music releases these days is dizzying. Sometimes it’s like watching someone do a magic trick--we *swear* those songs weren’t there a second ago! But then, there they are, popping up in batches right out of thin air. Of course, behind each individual release sits months of decision-making by the artist: who to collaborate with an ...…
 
Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins of Superego join Matt Besser for scenes about the origin of Jingle Bells, the phantom of a high school theater, and manipulating the YouTube algorithms. Plus, they’ll get turned on by hydration, a man steals everything from himself, and a reverend performs a wedding song. This episode is spons ...…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor and podcast host Mike Mitchell (@BDayBoysMitch) about the specific topic of rock group Dave Matthews Band. The Doughboys host fills us in on why this collegiate jam band is so important to him -- specifically their third album, Before These Crowded Streets. How did MTV's TRL play a role in DMB's succes ...…
 
For most parents, “Baby Shark” is the nightmare that will not end. Ever since the South Korean educational company Pinkfong released the song earlier this year, it’s almost impossible to avoid. The infectious children’s tune has more than 2.3 billion views on YouTube and made it onto the Billboard Top 40 list. So what makes this song so catchy ...…
 
Carl Tart (The Flagrant Ones, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Zach and Jess live from the 21st Del Close Marathon in Los Angeles for an all new musical packed with billionaires, future children, and more! With songs like “That’s Our Time”, “Pick Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps”, and “Are You a Liar Kalaya?”, it’s the only futuristic musical in which c ...…
 
Carl Tart (The Flagrant Ones, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Zach and Jess live from the 21st Del Close Marathon in Los Angeles for an all new musical packed with billionaires, future children, and more! With songs like “That’s Our Time”, “Pick Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps”, and “Are You a Liar Kalaya?”, it’s the only futuristic musical in which c ...…
 
Ross Golan is no stranger to Switched on Pop. This week, the songwriter and host of the hit podcast And The Writer Is… joins Charlie for a BONUS episode (cue siren) about the surprising lessons learned from a collective seven years behind the interview mic. Tune in as Ross and Charlie discuss the infinite shelf-life of classic songwriting techn ...…
 
Drew and Cait learn the self care of saying affirmations to yourself from Scam Goddess Laci Mosely. Laci tells us the greatest slash most psychotic instagram accounts to get affirmations from, her plan to get a boyfriend at upscale grocery stores, and we determine whether Bone Broth is a scam. (It is) https://www.patreon.com/thispodcastisselfca ...…
 
Drew and Cait unravel over Natalie Beach's The Cut piece on her friendship with Caroline Calloway. What starts as a fun stroll diverges into a frank discussion of lack of boundaries in your early twenties, friend breakups, and working for your bestie. It gets real. https://www.thecut.com/2019/09/the-story-of-caroline-calloway-and-her-ghostwrite ...…
 
Brandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, and Frank Garcia-Hejl join Matt Besser for scenes about visiting an IKEA cafeteria, family holiday traditions, and a grandma catcher. Later, fourth graders show off their questionable Halloween costumes and Paul McCartney performs at a middle school dance. This episode is sponsored by TodayTix (www ...…
 
All aboard the Titanic! This week, Steve and Nadia talk with writer, artist, and host Cait Raft (@caitraft) about the specific topic of the blockbuster film Titanic, and specifically about how the character Jack Dawson, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is actually a Manic Pixie Dream Boy. We get into how Jack's MPDB status makes him a necessary mat ...…
 
On this very special episode, we join forces with the hilarious podcast OFF BOOK. When our powers combine, Zach and Jess of Off Book, plus their killer backing band of Scott, Dana and Brett create an improvised musical, while Nate and Charlie break down the sound and structure of a Broadway show. Stay tuned for deep thoughts about what separate ...…
 
On this very special episode of OFF BOOK, we join forces with Nate and Charlie of SWITCHED ON POP for the ultimate podcast crossover! While Jess, Zach, Scott, Dana and Brett do their improvised musical thing, the guys break down the sound and structure of a musical and ask all the burning behind-the-scenes questions of how OFF BOOK really happe ...…
 
On this very special episode of OFF BOOK, we join forces with Nate and Charlie of SWITCHED ON POP for the ultimate podcast crossover! While Jess, Zach, Scott, Dana and Brett do their improvised musical thing, the guys break down the sound and structure of a musical and ask all the burning behind-the-scenes questions of how OFF BOOK really happe ...…
 
Sassy the Cat, Chance the Mutt, and Shadow the Collie are living the good life with their boy and his parents in Malibu. But when the boy gets taken to his grandmother’s house in Eagle Rock, the three animals promise to find him and protect him at any cost. Thus begins an inspiring, heartwarming, and sometimes disturbing adventure through Los A ...…
 
Cait and Drew dive through a self care potpourri with writer musician and Tarot expert Ariana Lenarsky. Ariana has to explain the difference between astrology and tarot to one of us, then we talk some shit about the Co-Star astrology app, different hiking trails, and starting your day off by saying Thank You. https://www.patreon.com/thispodcast ...…
 
Button downs, but make it fashion! This week, Nadia and Steve talk with writer and podcast host Joe Saunders (@saundersjoe) about the specific topic of J. Crew men's button up/down shirts. Yes, men's shirts, specifically from preppy fashion mall store J. Crew. We get into why Joe loves these shirts and being fashionable and current trends in me ...…
 
Enjoy volume 5 of improv4humans with Matt Besser’s best of music scenes, featuring music from Noah Gundersen, Colleen Green, Michael Dean Damron, St. Lenox, Ben Lee, Pedro The Lion, Sarah Shook, The Milk Carton Kids, Murder By Death, and Hop Along. Their music inspires scenes about inappropriate displays of grief, faking an adult epiphany, a ho ...…
 
Welcome to the improv4humans Best of Music Vol. 4! Listen to incredible musicians The Family Crest, Laura Stevenson, Cory Branan, Worriers, Austin Lucas, San Fermin, The Smith Street Band, and K.Flay play their best songs as inspiration for improvised scenes featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Will ...…
 
"Make Me Feel," is the first hit from Janelle Monáe's 2018 album Dirty Computer, and a sensual song about the fluidity of desire. In the pre-chorus, the singer proudly expresses that she is a "sexual bender." Fans have embraced the song for breaking free of normative sexual expectations. But these non-binary statements aren't limited to the lyr ...…
 
Creators of the award-winning critically acclaimed musical The Green Room (Stephen Foster, Rod Damer, and Chuck Pelletier) join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a hot dog feast, a Royal Court, jesters, and more! With songs like “The King Has Ordered a Hot Dog”, “Little People”, and “Who Would Have Ever Thought That a Bunch of Ma ...…
 
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