Baby Geniuses

Jackie Kashian / Paul Welsh

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Baby Geniuses
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Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Paul Welsh

Hello babies!

It’s MaxFunDrive 2017- go to Maximumfun.org and help support the Babies and all your other favorite shows! Check out the Baby Geniuses themed gifts! I want a Baby Geniuses butt pin really badly!!

We’re traveling a lot this month which has us wondering - how do you pronounce this dang place? Do you make an effort to do as the locals do? When in Rome, say Roma? Or does “Paris” rhyme with “heiress” to you? Emily finally got around to seeing A Dog’s Purpose. On the subject of gut wrenchingly bad movies, we respond to feedback we received about our La La Land opinions. On Chunch Chat, Martha adds some colorfully named fowl to the coop. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Concealed Shoes,” or shoes that are hidden inside buildings while they are being constructed. We welcome Jackie Kashian, who is not ashamed to tell us about her love of Romance Novels. On Expert Hour, dessert medium Roy Lips joins us to share how he uses sweets to connect us with the deceased.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Jackie Kashian
Paul Welsh

Laurie Kilmartin / Jake Regal

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Baby Geniuses
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Laurie Kilmartin
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Jake Regal

Hello babies!

We have a local election tomorrow! Get educated and make a difference at the local level (LA listeners - vote NO on S)! What is Gunther from “Friends” up to? Is he loaded or did he get a raw deal? Fill us in if you know! How much should you give to charity? (Boy) Friend of the show Adam says you should give as much as makes you a little uncomfortable. Maybe get a little uncomfy with us? Speaking of uncomfy, we touch on a very personal topic. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Shrek (Sheep),” a sheep who evaded being shorn for six years. Please do an image search and check this guy out. We welcome Laurie Kilmartin, who joins us to teach about the magic of FasciaBlasting. On Expert Hour, we’re joined by Lunk Dunkleman, who is an expert in navigating the workplace, or in his words, “making boss happy.”

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Laurie Kilmartin
Jake Regal

David Gborie / Nick Vatterott

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Baby Geniuses
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David Gborie
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Nick Vatterott

Today, we’re doing one of my favorite segments. We answer your questions via Twitter! Tune in to find out what Lisa considers a “gastric burden!” On Chunch Chat, we learn about Martha’s twenty new pigeons. They have really fun names and might taste good. Don’t @ me. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Kappa (Folklore),” a legendary Japanese creature. Stay out of the water if you don’t want to get impregnated with a monster child! Or, don’t worry so much because they’re easily fooled. We welcome David Gborie, who waxes poetic about his favorite album, Madonna’s 1990 greatest hits album The Immaculate Collection. On Expert Hour, trend expert Ned Svending joins us to discuss how 2017 is going to be the trendiest year yet.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
David Gborie
Nick Vatterott

Jack Moore / Matt McCarthy

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Baby Geniuses
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Jack Moore
Guests: 
Matt McCarthy

Hello babies!

How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Still staying off social media? We hope so! Feeling like you need to do something? We have some tips for people in blue states/districts who don’t feel like they can do anything. On Chunch Chat, WE HAVE NEW BANCHUNCH NEWS! We have a new Banchunch pic! Martha has blessed us with a sighting of our favorite Fell pony. On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for “Telling the Bees,” a traditional European custom in which bees would be told of important events in their keepers’ lives. Bees get really mad when they’re not updated. We welcome Jack Moore, who tells us an INSANE story about his time spent as an Uber/Lyft driver. On Expert Hour, fake news expert Duane Reade joins us to discuss a very contentious and confusing topic.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Jack Moore
Matt McCarthy

Matt Braunger / Paul Danke

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Baby Geniuses
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Matt Braunger
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Paul Danke

Hello babies!

Welcome to the other side of the looking glass! We’re discussing how our lives have changed post-inauguration. We’re not on social media a lot, so if you’ve tried to slide into our mentions we might have missed you. We’re wasting less time on Twitter, but that time is well spent thinking about how La La Land is so terrible. On Chunch Chat, Martha Stewart has been quite withholding of Chunch news. Alternatively, Lady Gaga was recently spotted riding her Arabian mare Bailey Ann. On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for “Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands,” or The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea. I want to go to there! We welcome Matt Braunger, who we talk with about his cousin’s book The Disaster Artist. Required reading for fans of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. On Expert Hour, millennial funeral curator Hunter Barry joins us to talk about the business of being remembered.

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Matt Braunger

Paul Danke

Kurt Braunohler / Kristen Studard

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Baby Geniuses
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Kurt Braunohler
Guests: 
Kristen Studard

Hello babies!

We did it. We actually did it. We lived through 2016. I know it is hard to believe but you are stronger and better for it. You deserve to pamper yourself. Maybe treat yourself to one of the many wonderful products dedicated to making your bathroom experience (read: pooping) better? You could also consider making or buying a really great sandwich. On Chunch Chat, Martha gives us an update on her Sicilian donkeys Rufus, Clive, and Billy. On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for “Melon heads,” the name given to legendary beings and urban legends in parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut generally described as small humanoids with bulbous heads, theorized in the 1970s, who occasionally emerge from hiding places to attack people. We welcome Kurt Braunohler, who tells us about Neural Nets, which are networked computers that are now talking to each other and we don’t know what they’re saying. SCARY! Family photographer Violet Beechman joins us to give us an appreciation for the many different types of non traditional families she works with.

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Kurt Braunohler

Kristen Studard

Aparna Nancherla / Alana Johnston

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Baby Geniuses
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Aparna Nancherla
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Alana Johnston

Hello babies!

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Did you sleep well on your old twin bed at your parents’ house? Or maybe they turned your old room into some sort of multi use office situation and now you’re sleeping on a pull out couch bed? Either way, you’re sleeping in your own bed tonight and that always feels great. On Chunch Chat, Martha must have learned a trick from her friend Snoop Dogg because she’s doing a lot of wrapping! On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for Gef, also known as the Talking Mongoose or Dalby Spook. Nothing I respect more than the integrity required to take a lifelong hoax to the grave with you! We welcome Aparna Nancherla to the show to discuss her history selling Cutco knives. They’re actually great knives! Parenting expert Chandelyne Jean joins us to teach us how to be better parents to however many children we may or may not have.

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Aparna Nancherla

Alana Johnston

Casey Ley / Craig Rowin

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Baby Geniuses
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Casey Ley
Guests: 
Craig Rowin

Hello babies!

Its almost Christmas! We got the ultimate gift this year - Lisa’s dog Indy survived cancer! There is still good in this crazy world! Turning to bad news, the final episode of Great British Bakeoff with the classic cast is airing soon. We’re coping by literally sticking our feet in bags of acid. We’re doing everything we can to boost our Wikifeet.com ratings. On Wiki of the Week, we tackle the wikipedia page for “Responses to Sneezing.” Bless you! Our guest Casey Ley has HIV and he’s doing just fine. Expert baby namer Vivaldi Earnst Deveraux stops by to show us how to subvert child naming traditions.

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Casey Ley

Craig Rowin

How to Fight Trump with Katt Hoban & Cynthia Sanchez

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Baby Geniuses
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Katt Hoban
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Cynthia Sanchez

Hello babies!

This is our first episode recorded post-election. Welcome to the new world! We unpack some of our feelings regarding this hellscape. On Chunch Chat, we’re experience a Chunch news drought. We talk Martha’s new show, in which she offers some wisdom about prison and being struck by lightning. On Wiki of the Week, we discover the page for Candle Salad. It’s a really funny looking salad - Look up a picture. We forgo our traditional Expert Hour segment for an interview with non fictional experts. Cynthia Sanchez is an organizer who works for PICO, who organizes around immigration, homelessness, youth, district elections and voter engagement. Katt Hoban is a former youth worker, community organizer, and occupier who studies social movements in the sociology PhD program at UC Irvine.

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Katt Hoban

Cynthia Sanchez

Jenny Zigrino / Zach Broussard

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Baby Geniuses
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Jenny Zigrino
Guests: 
Zach Broussard

Hello babies!

Got your emergency go bags ready? We recorded this before the election and hope that this still brings you some joy in these uncertain times. On Chunch Chat, we’re hopefully so close to getting a Chunch update! We skewer take on the bots who hang out in Martha’s blog comments section. On Wiki of the Week, we cover a condition called Penis Captivus, which doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. Jenny Zigrino joins us to talk about the various religious camps she attended as a child. We thought we booked Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame, but we made a simple mistake. Shoelean Assange joins us to talk about his website Wikifeet.com.

NOTE: If you need a safe place to share/vent/scream through your keyboard, feel free to email us at babygeniusespodcast@gmail.com or reach out on our Facebook group.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Jenny Zigrino
Zach Broussard

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