Episodes

George Saunders and Miles Kahn

Mike interviews author George Saunders about his latest, and first, novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," and talks with Miles Kahn of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." Mike discloses a pornographic past.

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Ben Glenn

Mike talks with TV historian and canned laughter expert Ben Glenn about the history of the Laff Machine and fake laughter! APPLAUSE!

Jon Ronson

Mike is back for 2017! He gets in touch with yet another girlfriend, his high school prom date who dumped him for another guy. And Mike talks with writer and investigative journalist Jon Ronson about the far right and their hold on American politics.

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Episode 19: Adam Resnick & Adia Victoria

Mike tells the ladies the rules they need to know when making love to him. Mike talks with his comedic hero Adam Resnick (Late Night with David Letterman, Get a Life, Cabin Boy, Will Not Attend) and also with the musician/songwriter behind his favorite album of 2016, the amazing Adia Victoria! 

Episode 18: Gaby Dunn

Writer and actress Gaby Dunn, of Just Between Us and Bad With Money, talks to Mike about doing her own damn thang and "Cooking with Susan and Roger"!

Episode 17: Paul Feig

Mike receives robocalls from his neighbors. Also, Mike talks with comedy legend Paul Feig! For more than an hour!

Bonus 4: Tim Barnes, Jo Firestone, and Daniel Kibblesmith

This very special bonus episode has three fantastic interviews. First, Mike interviews Tim Barnes of the It's All True! podcast. Next, our friend of the show Ian Goldstein talks with Jo Firestone of Punderdome 3000 and Dedications on WFMU, as well as Daniel Kibblesmith writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the comic book Doorman!

Episode 16: Michael Nesmith

Mike talks with Monkee great and early proponent of country rock, MICHAEL NESMITH, about music, comedy, and his involvement in the early years of MTV. Monkee fans rejoice!

Episode 10: Etan Cohen

Mike interviews writer/director Etan Cohen of "Idiocracy," "Tropic Thunder," and "Get Hard." Paul Lynde gets cheeky. Mike's friend commits suicide.

Episode 9: Jen Statsky

Mike talks comedy with Jen Statsky, writer for Parks and Recreation, Hello Ladies, Lady Dynamite, and the upcoming fall NBC sitcom, The Good Place, starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell! Producer Rob shares a babbling segment from his days in Kansas, at 33 1/3 speed.

Episode 8: Lisa Hanawalt

Interview with cartoonist, writer, and creator of Netflix's "Bojack Horseman," Lisa Hanawalt. Much is discussed, including a fear of public vomiting. Also . . . rare excerpts from the Tube Bar Tapes, the 1970s crank calls that later influenced the crank calls between Bart and Moe the Bartender on The Simpsons!

 

 

Episode 7: Adam Wade

Sweet Axl Rose talks dirty and an interview with storyteller extraordinaire Adam Wade, 20-time Moth Slam winner.

 

Episode 6: Dan Powell

Mike tells some hilarious jokes that don't end hilariously and a fascinating interview with comedy great Dan Powell, executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer.