Cole Escola “Australian Mars” Ep. 189

This week’s show featuring a delightful chat with the hilarious COLE ESCOLA! Enjoy as Julie & Cole discuss the tension the two of them got past due to them both being Bossy Bottoms, the different kind of moms represented on commercials these days, the origin of one of Cole’s characters, Lorraine, and what she has to do with one of the daughters of an author being interviewed on NPR, and what Patti LuPone said to him while getting out of an elevator one time.

Plus: On The Town and the dread of having to go to a second location whilst you are intoxicated! Twisty the Clown and why he is better than Michael Chiklis! Jay Leno’s stupid and obnoxious decision to not have Joan Rivers on The Tonight Show, and why it is based in insanity. Gamergate’s humiliating concession that someone who does a webseries is actually, not-sarcastically brave! And why it’s fun to do an accent when you are running errands.

Enjoy, enjoy!

Jake Fogelnest, Danielle Henderson, Nellie McKay “HWYW Live” Episode 184

A treat! Enjoy this recording of the live show we did at The Bell House on June 1 of this very year. Featuring guests Jake Fogelnest, Danielle Henderson and Nellie McKay? Yes Please!

Plus: Spoony sings “Garbage Dump,” Danielle is inducted -and KNIGHTED!- into the Guest Hall of Fame, a story about weasels, and Ted & Julie duet on “If I Were a Carpenter.” You’ll love this show so much, you’ll leave saying “Boy Am I Glued.”

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Advanced Style “Her Own Carol” Ep. 188

This week’s show features the stars of the new documentary, ADVANCED STYLE, a film about the movement of women over 50 looking fucking fabulous and loving life and having incredible taste in style and fashion. Enjoy this chat about: how to never be boring, where you can wear something you were afraid you wouldn’t be able to wear, why hats are important, and how come enough with the t-shirts and jeans.

Plus: Julie went to see the Chuck Jones exhibit and The Jerk at the Museum of the Moving Image, and she has things to say about Bernadette Peters’s hair and Coyote & Roadrunner’s questionable appeal, Aaron Spelling’s unique “Fuck You” approach to creativity, how Mickey and Minnie Mouse would, as a human couple, be the worst people to ever have to endure a dinner with, and a dramatic reading of the most misguided and self-centered passages of Ann Rule’s book about Ted Bundy.

Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin!

Charles Graeber “Sucking In” Ep. 185

HWYW Book Club! HWYW Book Club! Welcome back to HWYW Book Club. CHARLES GRAEBER is this week’s guest. He wrote the fabulous True Crime book THE GOOD NURSE, and he’s here to tell Julie about the banality of evil, and how bureaucratic failure is scarier than a lone psychopath, how sex stuff can make murderers confess, why his book was originally called THE PRESSURE SUIT, and how, to the man who killed around 400 people, the story could be best described as a “dark comedy.”

Plus: Finally appreciating PIPPIN, and how it’s about choosing disappointment over death; a nosy dog named Ringo; Bridget Everett as Iggy Pop; and the return of Spoony’s BORED-walk Empirezzzzz recaps!

Steven Hammel “Starship Truthers” Ep. 183

This week’s episode features artist STEVEN HAMMEL! Enjoy this chat about design influences, the 1940s, tiered cakes, the bicentennial, and FARM WIFE magazine.

Also! A disturbing thing to hear mid-massage, what Joan Rivers’s funeral was like, a theory about audience participation and dancing at parties, The Big Chill, and how it is the most horrible movie, and a tie between Nev Schulman and the employees of AREA 51 TATTOOS for worst living humans. Plus- why French women don’t get fat. Hint: It’s because they’re the opposite of Jewish!

Enjoy, enjoy.

Joan Rivers “A Cup and Saucer Made Out of a Daffodil” Ep. 182

On April 7, 2011, JOAN RIVERS was kind enough to appear on episode 5 of this podcast. Here is that interview in full.

In addition to being a small tribute to the enormous legacy of this phenomenal woman, it also features the following exchange: Julie: “What DO dogs know?’ Joan: “Oh, the usual crap.”

In addition to a remembrance of Joan, this week’s podcast also features a story about a candy store in Montauk, a lesson about baths versus showers from Reverend John Waters, a meditation on the rhythm of The Simpsons, some Glenn Hetrick news about his cats and Halloween, a sock-eating Great Dane whose privacy doesn’t matter, and extensive rumination about Kevin Spacey’s upcoming concert in our nation’s capital, which is surely a great idea.

RIP Joan. We miss you already.

Natasha Lyonne “STANLEY” Ep. 181

Natasha Lyonne! Natasha Lyonne! Everybody screams for Natasha Lyonne! What a treat, America. NATASHA LYONNE, goddamn movie and television star and wonderful human, is here to chat with us right before the Emmys, kiddos. Enjoy as Natasha explains to us why everything is Hitler’s fault, why she hasn’t watched OITNB yet in full, how bonobo monkeys are totally passé, the veracity of @UberFacts, whether Diane Keaton could attend an orthodox shul wearing what she usually wears, and that time some girls in sleepaway camp thought she was the devil.

Also- more meditations on disappointment! How you are trapped in the moment when fantastizing just depresses you! The Bourdain-Lite rock ‘n’ roll anthem that is the HOTEL HELL theme song! What “Soulless” is a synonym for (Unhaunted)! Michelle Williams doing something very weird during CABARET! Ice Water as social media! How the residents of Sweethaven from the film “Popeye” are just big weirdos! And how, if you show your ugly stuff as well as your glittering gold, nobody can “getcha” for being miserable.

Hooray for this show.