Baby Geniuses

Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.

Nate Fernald / Brad Morris

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Nate Fernald
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Brad Morris

Hello babies!

Spoiler alert: people are often using the term “spoiler alert” incorrectly! Even brands like Starbucks are getting in on the action! We look into The Great British Bakeoff’s winning recipe, and the main ingredient is humility. Related: anyone else think Paul Hollywood is kinda hot? On Chunch Chat, Lisa goes horse shopping. One of these horses does a fun fast food related trick that helps you aquire hamburgers. On Wiki of the Week, we learn how the phrase “hair of the dog” originated. It’s less about booze and more about actually putting dog hair on your bites. Nate Fernald joins us to talk about his secret love of G.I. Joe and it’s wacky, under appreciated storyline. Did you know that Cobra Commander is a Libertarian? On Expert Hour, breakup expert Mel Birnbaum teaches us how to cut ties with our partners.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Nate Fernald
Brad Morris

Erin Judge / John Milhiser

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Erin Judge
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John Milhiser

Hello babies!

Shake the playa dust out of your angel wings and find some decent WIFI, because it’s Burning Man Craigslist Missed Connection season! Did you fail to swap contact info with that sexy steampunk? There’s still hope - make a really desperate Craigslist missed connection post! We read our favorites. On Chunch Chat, we melt over an Instagram post featuring Banchunch. He’s getting up close and personal with Martha’s pups Ghengis Khan the chow chow and Bete Noir the frenchie! On Wiki of the Week, we’re covering the Tilberi, a shudder inspiring creature of Icelandic folklore. Erin Judge joins us to discuss how to improve cooking stoves in the developing world. Her novel Vow of Celibacy is out now! Go get it! On Expert Hour, Wedding/party toast expert Jacob Mackenzie stops by to teach us how to improve our toast technique. Spoiler alert: Your toast is probably too short!

Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz / Zach Sims

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Zach Sims

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Our babies are growing up! Our very own Lisa got papped! A paparazzo pops Lisa and Adam a peculiar question that, frankly, outs the photog as being bad at sex. Tune in to find out what I’m talking about! On Chunch Chat, there is no new Chunch news. On Wiki of the Week, we discuss the Wikipedia page for Lisa Nowak. You may remember Lisa Nowak as the diaper wearing, revenge seeking, cross country driving astronaut. Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz joins us to talk about how nuns are real people with real careers who get horny sometimes. On Expert Hour, Darrell Maxwell joins us to remind us about the lost art of letter writing.

FYI: Emily has a Comedy Central special airing this Friday, Sept 23!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz
Zach Sims

Travis McElroy / Josh Androsky

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Travis McElroy
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Josh Androsky

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Happy back to school season! We hope you have brand new school supplies! Didn’t you love the feeling of sharpening a brand new pencil for the first time? Although Fall will be upon us soon, we’re still holding onto Summer by discussing Personal Water Crafts. This week on Chunch Chat we discuss Martha Stewart’s pea fowl and their new home next to Ben Chunch! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia entry for “Accidental Damage of Art.” Our very special friend and ex producer Travis McElroy joins in to talk about his impending fatherhood. On Expert Hour, Rick “The Hambone” Hammond stops in to teach us about the messages our Hawaiian shirts are broadcasting to the world!

Jessica Gao / Nicole Byer

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Nicole Byer

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Happy fourth birthday to our show! 2012 feels like forever ago. Just think of how naive we were to worry about the threat of Mitt Romney being elected president! On this episode, Lisa addresses a hater. Emily gives us the deets on her grandma’s 100th birthday party. On Wiki of the Week, we talk BonBon-Land’s Hundeprutterutchebane rollercoaster (Translation: The Farting Dog Switchback). Jessica Gao joins us to tell the tale of her teratoma. On Expert Hour, Laura stops by to talk about love and how to find it.
Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Jessica Gao
Nicole Byer

Kate Micucci / Jared Logan

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Kate Micucci
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Jared Logan

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By now you must have heard the news about Garry Marshall’s passing - Just want to say that although we were just talking about him, we had nothing to do with his death! We are huge fans of his work and are now are afraid to mention any of our heroes on the show. This week, Emily bought a doormat on Amazon, with hilarious results. On Wiki of the Week, we discuss the totally 90’s trend of Anti-Barney Humor. On that note, how hot were dinosaurs back then? They really had their time in the sun! Kate Micucci joins us to talk about some early points on her very interesting pre showbiz resumé. Did you know that she was a clown for a week? How about professional sand castle building instructor? On Expert Hour, Robert De Niro’s personal assistant Martin Phelps stops by to give us a peek into the A-lister’s life.

Nico Santos / Betsy Sodaro

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Betsy Sodaro

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More specifically, hello adults! Do you have difficulty making and keeping friendships in your advanced age? We have some tips to take your platonic relationships to the next level. In Chunch Chat, we take it all the way to the patent office to discuss if Martha Stewart legally has the rights to her horse’s name. Let us know if you see any unlicensed Chunch products at Zara this summer! In Wiki of the Week, we talk about a touchy subject. All horses are winners in our eyes, but today we’re talking about one that’s a complete loser. That is to say, a horse who has never won a race. Nico Santos joins us to teach us about his history as a high end fashion salesperson and fancy food eater. Ghost expert Focaccia Wallace stops by with a grim warning: apparitions are everywhere!

Baron Vaughn / Eric Dadourian

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Baron Vaughn
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Eric Dadourian

Hello babies!

First things first: please donate to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castle if you can spare it. Links provided below:

We have a lot of fun on this episode regardless of how insanely sad this week has been. I promise! Lisa is back from her book tour (Go buy her new book Hot Dog Taste Test!) and she has some kooky tales from her adventures. On Chunch Chat, we talk about how difficult it is keeping up with celeb horse news. There has to be a better way! Will somebody please create a site that aggregates all the horsey hearsay on the web? In Wiki of the Week, we dive into the German children’s book/collection of cautionary tales Struwwelpeter. Baron Vaughn joins us to teach us how to properly use ayahuasca. Timeless style icon Gary Saint Garie stops by to educate us on his involvement in the creation of fashion.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Baron Vaughn
Eric Dadourian

Philando Castle
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Alton Sterling
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Adam Cayton-Holland / Nate Fernald

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Adam Cayton-Holland
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Nate Fernald

Hello babies! On this episode, we tackle the big questions. At what point is it acceptable to drag a rando on Twitter? How smug does said rando have to be before you ruin their shit publicly? On Chunch Chat, we discuss some possible new name variations for the fluidly named horse. On Wiki of the Week we talk Lloyd’s of London and the unexpectedly interesting world of the insurance industry. Maybe it’s time you got your butt insured? Adam Cayton-Holland joins us to squawk about the gentle hobby of birdwatching. Today’s expert Kyle Forbahgsuhfcheesz teaches us about the world of sound effects!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Adam Cayton-Holland
Nate Fernald

Gonzalo Cordova / James Austin Johnson

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Gonzalo Cordova
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James Austin Johnson

Hello babies!

How great does food in cartoons look? What animated cuisine looks the most appetizing to you? Lisa tries shower belly, and it’s as hard as it sounds. We talk Emily’s favorite new tv show, which stars the polar opposite of Anthony Bourdain. In this very special edition of Chunch Chat, we talk Frederick the Great. He is considered to be the world’s most handsome horse. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed (unless this were some sort of Godfather horse head situation)! In Wiki of the Week, we talk about the analgesic effects of swearing. Gonzalo Cordova joins us to teach us about his favorite actress, Barbara Stanwyck. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne graces us with his presence to discuss the art of acting.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Gonzalo Cordova
James Austin Johnson