A podcast about the most important people in our lives. With jokes. Hosted by Tom Cowell.
info_outline Ep. #22: Doug Smith 11/03/2015
Ep. #22: Doug Smith Doug Smith (@whodougsmith) is a comedian and a new father. Two months ago, his son Mason entered the world. The kid's journey - from conception to EXTREMELY difficult birth - is a wild one. Doug tells it brilliantly. It's a hairy ride with a happy ending. Enjoy.
info_outline Ep. #17: Mike Sacks 07/21/2015
Ep. #17: Mike Sacks Mike Sacks (@michaelbsacks) has written for precisely EVERYONE: Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Radar, Funny or Die, MAD, New York Observer, Premiere, Believer, Vice, Maxim, Women’s Health, and Salon. He's most celebrated for his books. His first, And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Humor Writers About Their Craft (2009) featured conversations with George Meyer, Harold Ramis, Al Jaffee, Buck Henry, Bob Odenkirk, Stephen Merchant, David Sedaris, Jack Handey, Robert Smigel, and Daniel Clowes. The sequel, Poking a Dead Frog (2014) contains interviews and advice from Mel Brooks, Jim Downey, Adam McKay, Amy Poehler, Terry Jones, Diablo Cody, James L. Brooks, Kay Cannon, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, George Saunders, and many more.
info_outline Ep. #15: Jenn Welch 06/16/2015
Ep. #15: Jenn Welch Haitian therapists. Yoga ball sex. Nicholas Cage's birthday party. This episode has everything. Jenn Welch (@jennwelchnow) stops by to talk sobriety, sexual awakenings, and why watching grown men play Tony Hawk on Playstation is not strictly considered foreplay.
info_outline Ep. #14: Ronnie Fleming 06/09/2015
Ep. #14: Ronnie Fleming This was f**king fun. Ronnie Fleming (@ron_flem) is about to start a podcast. He wrote me a message asking for advice. I said "yes, if we can record it". So we did. Think of this as a "meta"-episode, commenting on its own creation as we make it. Like the movie Barton Fink. Or any episode of Animaniacs.
info_outline Ep. #13: J.R.Havlan 05/19/2015
Ep. #13: J.R.Havlan J.R. Havlan (@jrhavlan) is an eight-time Emmy Award winner and an 16-year writing vet for The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He also hosts The Writer's Bloc Podcast where he interviews the finest TV writers in the business. We talk about Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef, and the high school guidance counselor who's off-hand remark put his life on track to success.
info_outline Ep. #12: Jonathan Van Tulleken 05/12/2015
Ep. #12: Jonathan Van Tulleken Jonathan Van Tulleken (J, to his friends) is a filmmaker. We have been friends for 25 years. He talks about his teacher at Columbia Film School, Eric Mendelsohn. We also discuss the merit of small talk, and the peerless joy of paintball.
info_outline Ep. #11: Anthony DeVito 05/05/2015
Ep. #11: Anthony DeVito Comedian @AnthonyDeVito_ is one of the Rad Dudes of the RadDudeCast. He stopped by, very early in the life of this podcast. What resulted was an insane conversation. It went everywhere, and was enormous fun. This was an early "sketch" of Special People, which due to my tecnhical incompetence didn't sound quite as good as later shows. If you're a new fan of this show, don't judge us ENTIRELY on this episode. But if you're a longtime fan, don't skip it: it's great.
info_outline Ep. #09: David Ebert 04/21/2015
Ep. #09: David Ebert David Ebert (@horsedivorce) is a writer, actor, comic and TV star. He's a regular on both MTV2's Guy Code and their newest show, Joking Off. He grew up in a Christian cult in Western New York. One man made him hate it. Another man helped him understand what life could be like outside it.