Mike plays a song from his upcoming hit musical "Nutty Smile," about the life and times of the great 39th President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter, and speaks with comedy writer Megan Amram about Twitter, TV and her (and Mike's) dream of one day working in the shoe section of a Nordstrom's.
An interview with writer Neal Pollack about Hollywood, hustling, and his relationship with Dave Eggers. Also, Mike apologizes to all of his listeners for his many transgressions, including once calling Sarah Vowell an "insufferable, unfunny, pretentious cracker."
Mike gets in touch with his second girlfriend (this one from 10th grade) and it does not go well. Also, in our “Babbling Segment,” M. Night Shyamalan gets all twisty! This guy is a scamp!
Mike interviews his literary agent Byrd Leavell of Waxman/Leavell about the best (and worst) ways for you to acquire an agent and get your book published. Byrd shoots the facts straight and true.
Mike interviews the irascible Gus Blankman, the 70-year-old comedy writer responsible for all the best rap sketches from the 1990s. Gus physically threatens Mike, and Mike is still confused.
Interview with Arthur Meyer of The Tonight Show Worst Club DJ In the World! Interview with Eric Spitznagel, Author of Old Records Never Die, about Comedy and LPs and Being Stephen Colbert's "Secret Santa" FRAT PARTY BLUES: A Short Story Written to Appeal to Teenagers and 20-Somethings! Excerpts from a 1980s Japanese Cleaning-Cassette! Babbling Segment: Young Executive Tight Sphincter Syndrome!
0:13:29 | Interview With Beth Newell Of Reductress, NPR Fan Fiction, Babbling Elvis, Interview with Bill Hader and finally a special true crime story.
The very first episode! Mike talks with Emma Allen of The New Yorker, we hear Colonel Sanders and Larry King Babble, and we end with a long talk with writer David Sedaris.