Baby Geniuses

Amy Aniobi / Allen Strickland Williams

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Amy Aniobi
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Allen Strickland Williams

Hello babies!

Emily is on tour, if you live somewhere in the US check if she’s coming to your town soon! Maybe she’ll even autograph a zine for you? Lisa is on hiatus from work so she has taken up weaving. On Chunch Chat, there is still no new Chunch news. We are suffering from the throes of Chunch withdrawal and no basket house or peafowl will feed our need. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Office Assistant,” better known as the infamous Clippy from Microsoft Office. We welcome Amy Aniobi, who shares the beautiful story of her parents’ semi-arranged marriage. I promise it is very sweet and will remind you how love is something you have to work at. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Dirke Foote, a resident of Florida.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Amy Aniobi
Allen Strickland Williams

Jen Statsky / D'Arcy Carden

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Jen Statsky
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D'Arcy Carden

G’day, babies!

Emily is back from Australia, and she is very disappointed by a missed connection with a koala. Lisa teaches us about “the danger triangle,” which is an area on your face and not a large part of the Atlantic ocean, as I’d assumed. On Chunch Chat, we are itching for a Chunch fix, as Martha has been fowl-focused as of late. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Dirty Blues,” which “encompasses forms of blues music that deal with socially taboo subjects, including sexual acts and/or references to drug use of some kind.” If you thought Lil Wayne’s music was vulgar, you should check out what Lil Johnson was singing in the 1930’s. We welcome Jen Statsky to discuss trypophobia, the fear of small holes. Don’t Google it if you think you might suffer from it. Pretty creepy images await if you do. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Bey Stevens, an early childhood educator who happens to be in her late childhood.

Siobhan Thompson / Josh Fadem

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Siobhan Thompson
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Josh Fadem

Hello babies!

Special greetings to our babies down under! Emily is performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this week. She will be telling jokes with that American accent she is known for.

This is the first episode we’ve recorded since having our conversation about ADHD recently, and we touch on how our feelings have and haven’t changed since. On Chunch Chat, there is no new Ban Chunch news, but we do learn about Martha Stewart’s new pussy willow grove. We are amused by Martha’s silvery gray catkins. We also learn about her “basket house,” a house that was built to store her basket collection. On WIki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Highgate Vampire,” a media sensation surrounding reports of supposed supernatural activity at Highgate Cemetery in London in the 1970’s. We welcome Siobhan Thompson, who joins us to teach us about Boudica, queen of a first century AD Celtic tribe who defended against the occupying forces of the Romans. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Werner Herzog, who has recently become an expert in 90’s alternative rock lyrics.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Siobhan Thompson
Josh Fadem

Jackie Kashian / Paul Welsh

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Jackie Kashian
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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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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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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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Jack Moore
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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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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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Kurt Braunohler
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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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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

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