“We Has Risen.” Premium Extrasode: JCS HWYWLive

How Was Your Week presents…a very special Easter-time-ish musical fun Premium thing! Sorry for all the vagueries, we just would prefer Andrew Lloyd You Know Who doesn’t sue us.

Enjoy this recording of How Was Your Week Live at The Bell House from 10/30/13 starring:

Ted Leo
Jean Grae
AC Newman
Leslie Kritzer
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
A chorus of professional showbiz children
VIDS

and JK as your savior.

Photos of the blessed event live here:

http://withreservation.photoshelter.com/gallery/Julie-Klausners-How-Was-Your-Week-Live-October-30-2013/G00003SXt2Hmx9Bk

Directed by Dickie DiBella
Musical Directed by Jon Spurney.

Hosanna! Enjoy.

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Merrill Markoe, Brian Stack, Andy Kindler: HWYW Gem Vol. 6

Happy Pride!

This week’s show is a HIDDEN GEMS medley of delights, featuring never-before-heard tidbit/morsels of chats with MERRILL MARKOE, ANDY KINDLER and BRIAN STACK!

Enjoy those gems, pals! And also, relish some brand new observations about why leather harnesses are the best possible things for society, the luxury of being an aging person over irony who just wants to listen to terrible music, a story about a wonderful insane older gal who screamed things about Bush and Cheney at my show, Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie’s insane sex, and why David Bryne’s hair just screams to have red wine spilled on it.

Enjoy everything!

Max Silvestri “Pellet of Pleasure” Ep. 172

Hola, comrades. This week’s show features a talk with comedian and lover of food, MAX SILVESTRI. Max has a new album out called King Piglet, and he’s going to be the co-host of a new television show called THE FEED. Enjoy Julie & Max talking about baked goods, Bed & Breakfast murder mysteries, patty melts and Hitler. Actually, I don’t think we talk about Hitler at all. My bad!

Also: Thoughts on the new Shep Gordon documentary! The best part of sweet death! (Not promoting live shows) The gross weirdos who click on links that show you what famous babies look like growing up! Roberta at a party! And a lot of thoughts on TAXICAB CONFESSIONS.

Feed my Frankenstein!

“How Was Your Kathleen Hanna?” Premium Extrasode

Happy almost Thanksgiving! Today you are thankful for this exclusive premium extra-sode, featuring an incredible interview with the great KATHLEEN HANNA. Kathleen is the subject of a new doc called THE PUNK SINGER, and she is also a legend and perfect.

Join Julie and Kathleen as they chat about how weird it is to promote a film you didn’t make, the feminism of taking care of yourself, what she thought when she first saw Ad-Rock, and precisely how hard Lyme disease can go fuck itself.

A heart warming episode for you and your brain.

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“How Was Your Manson?” Premium Extrasode

Welcome to our first Premium Extrasode! This wonderful couple of hours or so shines a spotlight on Jeff Guinn’s incredible book, MANSON: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. Join Guinn, Julie, Jake Fogelnest and Chris “Spoony” Spooner as we delve into the cultural history of the 1960s and who gets to write it, the context that gave Manson his opportunity, and a lot of stories about Dennis Wilson.

Plus: what our Manson nicknames would be, which (maybe only) part of the book Charles Manson himself probably would have liked, the racism of public transportation, just how bad Manson’s music was, the John Waters/Manson connection, and so much more.

Even if you’re not a teenager in your “serial Killer phase,” I swear, this is essential and fascinating listening. Enjoy it.

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The NY Times

Julie spoke to The NY Times about the show:

There’s only so much jokey riffing one can take. Still, the comedy podcast has become a major new medium, and not just because some performers have leveraged it into television shows and corporate deals. It’s because podcasts give comics the freedom — limitless time, no interference — to make new forms of comedy for an international audience. And that’s why “How Was Your Week?” has become one of the few essential podcasts.

NPR

NPR sat down with Julie to discuss the show and the nature of podcasting:

She says there are a lot of advantages to podcasting for people who work in and around comedy and comedy writing, one of which is how appealingly amenable it is to a do-it-yourself approach. “It’s free and easy,” she says, “and the nice thing about it is you can have a show without anybody giving you notes. So you can really do, in my case, The Julie Klausner Show.” Furthermore, the format tends to be relaxed and personal, and just as Marc Maron finds on WTF, perhaps the current big dog of podcasts featuring comedians, Klausner says that talking to people in the context of comedy can allow conversations more free-ranging than those that might take place otherwise. “If you do have a sense of humor,” she says, “you’re permitted more leeway, because if you go too far — hey, we’re only goofin’ around!”