Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?"Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality.Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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May 11, 2021 77 min
Can you spot a scam? If so, you should enter our scam-spotting contest and a chance to win one million dollars! Just send us your email address, Social Security number, and... No, seriously, scams are everywhere now, and cyber security expert Joe Neumann is here to tall us all about the latest in phishing and vishing and what you can do to protect yourself. Plus, get out your granny glasses - it’s the triumphant return of our Depar...
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Of al the jobs in the world, could Paula cut it as... a bosun? Yes, Eddie Lucas, the bosun from Toni Anita Hull’s favorite show,?Below Deck,?is here to instruct Paula in the ways of... bosuning. Or bosunology. Whatever, Eddie’s here for our Career Corner, and Toni is... flabbergasted. Also -?break out you favorite factoids, it’s time for another Potluck Info Party! GUEST Eddie Lucas Everyone’s Favorite?Below Deck?Bosun? HOUSE BAN...
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Sure, Paula’s job relies on using her mouth, but how would she do working on somebody else’s ....as a dental hygienist? Temple University’s Dr. Susan Chialastri joins us for a perfectly?al dente?edition of Career Corner. Plus - everyone makes mistakes, and man, do you guys love it when WE do! So it’s time to pay another visit to our Department of Corrections. GUEST Dr. Susan Chialastri Chair and Predoctoral Director, Periodontolog...
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April 20, 2021 72 min
Sure, we’re all going to die, but does that mean we can’t still be?useful??Like, afterwards? We tackle the sensitive issue of human composting with the CEO of a company that does just that — Katrina Spade of “Recompose.” Plus, we’re somehow soaring up the comedy charts in Thailand! No, really. Our crack research staff (Captain Crinkle)?gives us a full report on our new fans’ homeland. GUEST Katrina Spade Founder & CEO, Recompo...
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April 13, 2021 83 min
How important is sleep? Why does Paula love it so much, and why can’t Adam get any? Dr. Christina McCrae from the University of Missouri’s Sleep Research Center comes by to put all our questions... to rest. Also, we’re lunching a brand new contest. Enter to win a Zoom party with Paula and Adam! And — “Mailbag! Insider Edition,” featuring a very special guest. GUEST Dr. Christina McCrae Professor, University of Missouri Director,?M...
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April 6, 2021 92 min
What exactly is composting? Okay, how ‘bout vermicomposting - what’s that, and what kind of wine should you pair it with? North Carolina State University’s Rhonda Sherman, um,?breaks it all down?for us! Plus, Toni and Bonnie find themselves censured by our Book Club - we must have order! And get out you bifocals and squint at that bag of Funyuns - it’s our brand new Department of Fine Print. GUEST Rhonda Sherman Extension Speciali...
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March 30, 2021 89 min
What’s the deal with Paula’s chronic cough, and can it be cured? More importantly, can it be be cured without giving up Double Stuf Oreos? Well, due to unforeseen circumstances, we lost our guest Cough Expert for this one, so Dr. Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns* and Dr. Toni Anita Hull* step in to school the rest of us! Also - more Aunt Stories! GUESTS Drs. Bonnie Burns* and Toni Anita Hull* on the chronic cough HOUSE BAND Nobody ...
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March 23, 2021 100 min
Now that restaurants have returned... can Paula find gainful employment as a hostess in a high-end establishment? Former NYC top-drawer hostess Tracy Willet breaks it down on our “Career Corner.” Plus another, um, cosmopolitan take on “Moby Dick“ and a guided tour of Ireland with Toni and Cap’n Crinkle! GUEST Tracy Willet Former NYC Restaurant Hostess HOUSE BAND Zack Ford Musical Theatre Accompanist on Piano https://twitter.com/Z...
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Headaches can be a real headache. But what causes them, and why? Dr. Stephanie Nahas is on hand to help us get our heads examined. Also, the Book Club takes an unexpectedly cosmopolitan turn, and... Mailbag! ?Thanks to Paula's best friend in the whole world, french horn virtuoso, maestro Jim Ross as this week's house band!? GUEST Dr. Stephanie?Nahas? Associate Professor, Jefferson University Director, Headache Medicine Fe...
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March 9, 2021 83 min
What’s a cult? How do you know if you’re in one? Is your Leader’s devotion to Butterfingers a warning sign? Therapist Rachel Bernstein is on hand to teach us how it all works and discuss some of the recent trends that seem to be Making Cults Great Again. Plus, we have more show descriptions and some surprise Senatorial guests at our Book Club! GUEST Rachel Bernstein Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Host of IndoctriNation ...
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Does Paula have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Actual polar explorer Ann Bancroft drops by to tell us what it’s like up there, and give us the skinny on all the fatty meals Paula will need to eat! Plus - we’re sorry, our bad... it’s time for your latest complaints in our Department of Corrections! GUEST Ann Bancroft Explorer https://www.annbancroftfoundation.org/?? HOUSE BAND Ansel Norris Trumpet https://www.anselnorris.c...
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February 23, 2021 89 min
If death and taxes are the two certainties, why are taxes so much more complicated to do? USC Professor Nicolas Duquette returns to walk us the the ins, outs, and interesting history of everyone’s least favorite pastime. Plus - Quote Party! The whole group brings favorite quotations to amuse, astound, and befuddle. Show Notes - Ms. Nancy does the vocab song - Quotes! GUEST Dr.?Nicolas?DuquetteProfessor,??Sol Price School of Pub...
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Paula’s extreme “Breaking Bad” jones is satisfied by an appearance from none other than Marie Schrader - actress Betsy Brandt comes by to serve as our acting coach! Also, our reading of “Moby Dick” might be progressing slowly, but our Book Club has some new officers. GUEST Betsy Brandt Actress Critics' Choice Award Nominee for her performance in the AMC series SOULMATES HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso on The Keys! Learn more about yo...
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February 9, 2021 84 min
What is biodiversity, why is it important, and does it have a beat you can dance to? Dr. Lauren Oakes comes by to tell us why diversity isn’t just for humans, and how maintaining it can help us all. Plus, our cast plumbs the depths of both Moby Dick and our ever-popular...?mailbag! GUEST Dr. Lauren Oakes Conservation Scientist and Adaptation Specialist, Wildlife Conservation Society Adjunct Professor, Stanford University HOUSE B...
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February 2, 2021 83 min
How can Paula make the best use of her time? How can Adam de-clutter his space? Efficiency expert Gwynnae Byrd helps us unravel the secrets of managing our worlds. Plus - we have new theme songs to play for you, new entries in one of our most popular — and longest running — contests. GUEST Gwynnae Byrd Business Efficiency Consultant & Home Organizer gbconsultingservices.com/about/ HOUSE BAND Sister Dorothy Electric Guitar sis...
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How do you report information in the disinformation age? Judy Woodruff tells us the truth about lies. Plus - Book Club! The first rule of Book Club is “Choose a Book for Book Club,” and we do just that. And believe it or not, we’re finally approaching the end of the 100th caller contest... will this be the week?? GUEST Judy Woodruff Anchor and Managing Editor,?PBS NewsHour HOUSE BAND Colin?Miller?of WWDTM!? Guitar Learn more abo...
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Today we are live in front of the Gator?Christian Church off the I-95 in Florida for Former President Trump's first press conference since leaving office. Thank you to our dedicated team of reporters, Guy Stevenson Jimmy?Tingle, Sharon?Barr, Ricky Garay, Judith Kargbo, Cathy Ladman, Bonnie Burns and Toni Anita Hull. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 19, 2021 89 min
Wait - so flies are deadly to soldiers, but maggots are good for them? And why is it so hard to find a donor for a genital transplant these days? Mary Roach, author of “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” comes by to reveal the weird scientific secrets of the battlefield. And speaking of troops, the aunts come marching in again - we’ve got more auntie stories! GUEST Mary Roach Author http://maryroach.net/ HOUSE BAND Ca...
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Join us?for this broadcast of French Trump's weekly press conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 12, 2021 93 min
We know that contact tracing is vital these days, but how does it work? Who’s doing it? Well, Dr. Marta Induni, for one! She’s the Principal Investigator of the PublIc Health Institute, and she’s here to tell us how she’s tracking us. Plus: Bring a warm plate of your best facts— it’s our first Potluck Info Party! GUEST Dr. Marta Induni Principal investigator, Public Health Institute Director, Tracing Health https://www.phi.org/exp...
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