It’s finally 2017, Rocketeers! Guy, Wynter, and Karen sit down to discuss their new year resolutions for pop culture. Should we be watching less Housewives and more musicals? Who is reupping their subscription to THR this year? What kind of books should we try to read this year? Plus, the gang remember George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds.
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Hal Lublin, Josh Briggs, Richard Herring and Iszi Lawrence join host, Dave Holmes to argue about weird British slang, mannequin robberies, and haggis smuggling.
Hal Lublin wants to plug Tights And Fights and We Got This LIVE at SF Sketchfest and recommends Red Oaks on Amazon.
And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend The Sun is Also A Star.
Joe Starr, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Carrie Quinlan and Nick Doody join host, Dave Holmes to talk about catchy Christmas tunes, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s secret second verse, and (terrible) Christmas cracker jokes.
And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Drew Droege’s pocast, Minor Revelations.
Homelessness is a chronic problem we see everyday, and we might feel hopeless in our efforts to fix it. But today's guests actually have a solution that has been proven to curb homelessness. And it's been right in front of the whole time -- literally give people homes! Rudy Salinas and Dorothy Edwards, who appeared on Adam Ruins Housing, work for Housing Works LA, an organization which creates accessible housing and service options by actually giving people homes and ensuring they can stay in those homes.
Rudy is Housing Works' Program Director, and Dorothy is a Homeless Advocate who was homeless herself for 15 years. On the podcast, Dorothy shares her inspiring personal story from being homeless to now working for Housing Works, how Housing Works targets at the most vulnerable homeless people, how giving people homes is economically the best option for all of us.
Bridgid Ryan, Hayes Davenport, Pippa Evans and Marc Haynes join host, Dave Holmes to learn about the differences between Autumn and Fall, inappropriate Halloween costumes and childhood penis incidents.
Marc Haynes wants anyone in New York to keep an eye out for him next week when he's visiting and to help out if he looks to be in difficulty. He recommends Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley's new (to America) Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups.
And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave's new book Party of One is out now.
Dave would like to recommend the band Beach Slang.
If it weren't for the Innocence Project's Chris Fabricant, we might not even have an Adam Ruins Everything Podcast! After he and Adam met of the set of Adam Ruins Forensic Science, Adam found his work so fascinating that he felt he had to talk to Chris in a longer format, and thus the original idea for the podcast was born.
As the Innocence Project's Director of Strategic Litigation, Chris develops and executes strategies to address the leading causes of wrongful conviction, including eyewitness misidentification, the misapplication of forensic sciences and false confessions. His cases take him all across the country to help exonerate the wrongfully accused.
On the podcast, Adam and Chris discuss outdated forensic science techniques such as bite mark analysis, why DNA analysis works, and Chris' bizarre deposition with bite mark "expert" Michael West, which was recently profiled in The Washington Post.
You've seen it from rom-coms to Hallmark cards - our society is obsessed with everyone finding their soulmate. But did you know the idea of 'the one' is a relatively new concept in our culture? In fact, marriage and love were completely separate entities for centuries, and this week's podcast guest, Professor Stephanie Coontz, tells us all about it.
Stephanie Coontz, who appeared on Adam Ruins Weddings teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College.
Her book, Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage traces the history of marriage from a union based on alliances and financial gain to today's notion of finding our 'other half'. On the podcast Adam and Stephanie discuss how the Enlightenment altered our idea of marriage, how the media covers love, and how equality is erotic.
Sara Shaefer, Will Weldon, Nat Luurtsema and David Reed join host, Dave Holmes for post-Olympic pop culture quizzing, back to school records from either side of the Atlantic and re-boot pitches for Mad Max and Call the Midwife.
Sara Shaefer wants to plug her comedy album Chrysalis and says you can hear about her upcoming projects via Twitter – she's @SaraShaefer1. Sara recommends Rory Scovel's special on Seeso and Lindy West's latest book, Shrill.
And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA's Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave's new book Party of One is available for pre-sale now.
Dave would like to recommend Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's novel The Nest.