How Did We Get Weird with Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer

How Did We Get Weird with Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer

Before sibling duo Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer took the comedy, music and general world by storm, they were just some lil weirdo kids. Joined by exciting guests who also started out this way, they reminisce about everything from toys to trends on How Did We Get Weird? Unless you’re a monster, you’ll want to listen to this nostalgia-filled, hilarious and surprisingly sweet podcast where they discuss how those formative years that shaped them into who they are today.

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April 15, 2024 74 mins

This week on the podcast, Vanessa and Jonah are joined by hilarious comedian and new friend, Kyle Kinane. Jonah tests out some of his pun-centric stand-up material, Kyle talks about his love of horror movies and is there anything scarier than running into a sweaty guy in a mosh pit? We also get into Kyle's topic, the PBS educational show Cover to Cover and how it informed his own forays into creative expression the same way that "K...

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On today's episode we're sharing Part 2 of our epic conversation with actor and musician Jason Schwartzman! We're talking about nostalgic record and prank stores, digging through our parents' basements and all the "Over the Hill" merch the Bayers' mom got for her 40th birthday. Plus, is Jason's mom the most intuitive gift giver ever? Or is he the most creative and artistic castmate ever? We also all workshop our Muppets impressions...

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You know actor and musician Jason Schwartzman from his iconic roles in classic films like "Rushmore," "The Darjeeling Limited" and "Asteroid City," but did you also know he's one of the chillest and nicest people on the planet? On this episode of HOW DID WE GET WEIRD?, Vanessa and Jason reminisce about working together on the film "Polka King" and Vanessa's show "I Love That For You," Jason's relationships with his siblings and wha...

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On today's new episode the Bayer siblings are thrilled to welcome Bad Religion guitarist, founding member of Minor Threat and self-professed chocoholic, Brian Baker! We're talking about sending out your own trading card as a holiday card, hanging out in junkyards (and playing in Junkyard) and of course, Stouffer's Frozen Dinners. From Mac and Cheese to French Bread Pizza so hard it will bread your teeth we defrost crucial frozen fo...

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This week the Bayer siblings are thrilled to welcome their friend, writer, actress and comedian Jessica St. Clair! They're talking about all of their favorite shows from growing up, from the simple yet enviable lifestyle portrayed on "The Flintstones" to the more exclusive one we'd watch on "Beverly Hills 90210" (obvi we relate more to the former.) Plus, we talk about how much Vanessa loved having The Rock host her last episode of ...

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This week we are thrilled to sit down with Wolfgang Van Halen, who you probably know from playing bass in a little band called Van Halen as well as fronting his own band, Mammoth WVH. We discuss what it was like growing up with Eddie Van Halen as your father (and why he didn't want Wolfgang skateboarding), formative musical experiences and weigh the odds of a Jonah Bayer signature guitar. We also get into Wolfgang's other obsession...

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This week on the HDWGW, we are so psyched to be joined by actress, writer, comedian and co-host of Vanessa's other favorite podcast, "Bitch Sesh," Danielle Schneider! Vanessa and Danielle recount their formative experiences in school drama programs, Jonah talks about being cast as Sandy the dog in his childhood production of Annie and our listeners all learn a valuable lesson about why early rejection can be the best possible exper...

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February 29, 2024 52 mins

Hello! This February, we will be airing #TBT bonus material and re-releases of past episodes. Think of it as an exclusive walk down memory lane and very very cool. Be sure to subscribe and rate the podcast (how's that for rizz?!) 

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This week on the pod, Jonah and Vanessa are thrilled to welcome their friend Bill Hader!! They reminisce on the time they all went to Amsterdam for the Trainwreck publicity tour and having the fanciest, and at times scariest, time of their lives. Plus, Bill reminds Vanessa about how he used to lovingly bully her at the read through table at SNL and the time that Jonah did one of Bill's first magazine interviews for "Superbad" all t...

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Hello! This February, we will be airing #TBT bonus material and re-releases of past episodes. Think of it as an exclusive walk down memory lane and very very cool. Be sure to subscribe and rate the podcast (how's that for rizz?!) 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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This week the Bayer siblings are thrilled to welcome their friend, musician Simon O'Connor! You may know Simon as the lead guitarist for Modest Mouse, touring bassist of MGMT and bassist/vocalist of Spiral Heads, but do you know if he's a total herb? Or if you are? Don't be so sure you can answer this question until the three of us define the personality characteristics of a herb and do our best herb impressions. Plus, we reminisce...

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February 15, 2024 67 mins

Hello! This February, we will be airing #TBT bonus material and re-releases of past episodes. Think of it as an exclusive walk down memory lane and very very cool. Be sure to subscribe and rate the podcast (how's that for rizz?!) 

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On today's new episode of HDWGW, the Bayer siblings are thrilled to welcome their friend Mike Wiebe! Not only is Mike the lead singer for awesome bands such as Drakulas, High Tension Wires and The Riverboat Gamblers, but he also grew up loving Saturday Morning Cartoons! We get into our fave cartoons, plus all the weird ones that featured celebrities and mostly totally bombed? And, how the "Say No To Drugs" ads that aired during the...

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Hello! This February, we will be airing #TBT bonus material and re-releases of past episodes. Think of it as an exclusive walk down memory lane and very very cool. Be sure to subscribe and rate the podcast (how's that for rizz?!) 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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February 5, 2024 78 mins

This week the Bayer siblings are thrilled to welcome their hilarious friend Jon Glaser to the podcast! They talk about living in NYC, visiting NYC after having lived there, and Vanessa has a great idea for free hotel-stays for former residents. Plus, we reminisce on our childhood days of discovering U2 and Jon shares how it influenced him in many areas including fashion. And Jon gives us an insider's view of being on the Cameo app ...

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On today's new episode, the Bayer siblings welcome their delightful friend, writer and actor Zora Bikangaga! They ask whether their childhood selves would have found their adult selves cool? (Spoiler alert: They can stay up as late as they want and eat candy whenever they want, so...) Plus, they get into the ways they tried to act cool as kids i.e. one overall strap down, enormous pants that made it hard to walk, etc. Along those l...

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January 22, 2024 70 mins

On this week's episode of HOW DID WE GET WEIRD?, the Bayer siblings are thrilled to welcome Danny Tamberelli, who you may know as "Little" Pete Wrigley from the nostalgic Nickelodeon show "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," but did you know that he is in a punk band and also knows all this punk stuff that Jonah knows but Vanessa definitely does not? And speaking of, we talk about all the actors from nineties Nick shows that are no...

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We could not be more excited to be joined this week by Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney! We talk about Portland, including our memorable brunch with Carrie, fantastic dinner with Corin, indie rock tour with Corin's husband Lance Bangs and the current state of the food scene in the country's hippest city. Vanessa also bonds with Carrie over their shared love of "basic" fashions, we discuss record collecting on to...

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January 8, 2024 56 mins

On this week's new episode, the Bayer siblings are thrilled to welcome actress, comedian and host of the hit podcast "Scam Goddess" Laci Mosley! They're talking all about MySpace, from Jonah and Vanessa's hit songs that the website lost forever, to the coding pranks that Laci would pull on various classmates. And we touch down on what MySpace Tom is up to these days. Spoiler Alert: you're not gonna wanna mess with him. Plus, Jonah ...

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HDWGW will be back next week with new episodes. Until then, enjoy this episode of Amber and Lacey, Lacey and Amber Show featuring special guest, Vanessa and Jonah Bayer.

Be sure to rate and review How Did We Get Weird here!

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It's a sibling soiree! Amber and Lacey are joined by sister and brother duo Vanessa and Jonah Bayer. Vanessa and Jonah host a very cute podcast called How Did We Get Weird?. They love a good Bar & Bat...

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