Rachel Bloom is a comedian whose humor often involves her bursting into song. She embraces the classic tropes of the Hollywood musical comedy adding her own contemporary twist on her CW show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The show has already earned her a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award.
A veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Bloom has also worked on television shows Allen Gregory and Robot Chicken. But it was her absurdist and hilarious musical videos that first brought her to the industry's attention. The video for her song, Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury went viral and earned Bloom a Hugo Award nomination. She has released two albums including Please Love Me and Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album).
Rachel Bloom sat down with Jesse to talk about her love for musical theater, gaining self-confidence in Hollywood and the logistics involved in being lifted in the air in a giant pretzel.
Singer, songwriter, bassist and cellist Esperanza Spalding explains how Petrouchka by Igor Stravinsky introduced her to a world of sound that she hadn’t known existed.
The Grammy Award winning artist’s latest album is Emily’s D+Evolution.
Find Esperanza Spalding online at EsperanzaSpalding.com.
Jesse explains why he loves a movie that aspires to be nothing more than silly, goofy and funny.
Popstar is in theaters now.
Ever wondered how a cool teen would decorate their room nowadays? No worries, the sisters have you covered! Join the trio on their journey through their past rooms filled with black lights, inflatable furniture, and fake plants.
Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
Comedian Kevin Banner joins us to talk about wrestle fights, the Cure, and reality show applications.
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We're back after our post-live show recording hiatus, which explains why we spend the first, oh, six minutes of this podcast just saying the word "Daddies" over and over again. Celebrate some dads with us! All those good daddies.
Suggested talking points: Daddy Chat, Getting Sketched, TommyChong.com, Two Rolls a Day, The Dick, Doctor Munch, Baby Geniuses
Writer Brian Heater joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of virtual reality porno, Brian's visit to a murder hotel, and Jordan's new update to the Summer Boi protocol. Plus, the guys make a new dank meme and cater to the ASMR community.
When the Enterprise answers a distress call from a ship full of Lennies, the crew's instincts are to offer assistance. Unfortunately, the Pakleds pet Geordi a little too hard as he's tending to their problems. Meanwhile, the captain and Wesley (the BOY?) go on a road trip in the Previa so Picard can have a "little procedure." Could Toto have improved this episode? Who are the rank pips really for? Can we do this show in a hot tub? It's an episode that's like a Sci-Fi version of "Of Mice and Men"!
Tom Crowley joins in this month as we hear about how Timothy Van Lindqvist lost his cow. We also premiere a new track from Paul Paul to celebrate the announcement of his first major tour of the USA.
By Benjamin Partridge and Tom Crowley with thanks to Rhodri Viney.
Music: “Butter Making” Lyrics by Benjamin Partridge, music written and performed by Rhodri Viney.
"Eventide: Nocturne", "Eventide: Reverie" and "Eventide: Remembrance" by Roman Benedict.
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James is back from his epic journey to Niagara Falls and Fire Island, Nnekay is... well stuck in her car again, this time she's a little less hot... and not alone. We also take a moment to gather our thoughts in the horror of Orlando. We'll be diving in deep on the topic in future episodes. For now enjoy our previously recorded episode on Political Correctness, what white people can do to stop promoting subtle racism (which can be applied to straight allies and homophobia during this current time) and a follow up on the Kids For Cash scandal.
Hello Internet! Whoa whoa whoa! You can't wave like that! Don't you know what that means in Uruguay? You see, the same hand gesture can mean different things in different cultures. Where did these gestures come from? What are some of their meanings? Has mooning someone ever saved lives? All these answers plus the story of the hardest Travis has ever been flipped off. Thanks to Amy W. for the topic suggestion! Enjoy and don't forget to share with your friends!
Biz and Theresa discuss our love for our kids' artistic creations and our simultaneous exasperation at the sheer volume of it. We explore ways to throw stuff out without traumatizing anyone! Plus, Biz has a Shopkins update and Theresa has a kindergarten breakdown. And we talk to the genius behind Theresa's all-time favorite children's book, Who Needs Donuts?, Mark Alan Stamaty!
Who Needs Donuts?, by Mark Alan Stamaty
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans