Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?"

Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality.

Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 44: The Green New Deal Finds its Footing

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Guests: 
Dr. Patrick Levine
Guests: 
Dr. Christian Grose
Guests: 
Longo Chu

Paula and Adam seek help on the one thing they agree on: Their feet hurt. Fortunately, we have podiatrist Dr. Patrick Levine on hand (or "on foot?") to offer advice. Then we welcome public policy expert Dr. Christian Grose to help us understand the Green New Deal and let us know if our planet is doomed (SPOILER ALERT: Yes. It probably is.). Also, we listen to a hot new batch of potential theme songs, and take a look at how our podcast is charting around the world!

Guests
Dr. Patrick Levine
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Website: levinefootandankle.com

Dr. Christian Grose
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Southern California
Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
Website: Dr. Christian Grose
Twitter: @christiangrose
You can find his book on Amazon

House band:
Longo Chu, fiddler
Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
Website: ScottishFiddlers.org/
FB: @longochu
IG: @longochu

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 43: Pets, Landlords, and Where You Stand with Them

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Guests: 
Ignacio Walker
Guests: 
Chancela Al-Mansour
Guests: 
Aedan MacDonnell

Paula can’t get a decent video of her cats, so we take a very big stick to this very small problem: Wildlife cinematographer Ignacio Walker, fresh off a job with Netflix’ “Our Planet” drops by to offer his tips. Then: We’ve explored Paula’s house, from her bees to her mold, but we haven’t explored her rights..Chancela Al-Mansour from the Housing Rights Center lets us know where Paula stands. Also, do Hawaiian Chips really transport you to an island paradise, as they claim? We eat the chip to see if we get the trip.

Guests
Ignacio Walker
Cinematographer and Wildlife Cinematographer
Website: ignaciowalker.com
IG: @primowalker
FB: @primowalkercine
Twitter: @primowalker

Chancela Al-Mansour
Executive Director, Housing Rights Center
Website: housingrightscenter.org
Twitter: @hrc_la

House band
Aedan MacDonnell, Celtic harp
Website: harpmuse.com
FB: @aedanmacdonnell
YouTube: Aedan MacDonnell

Sponsor:
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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 42 - The Meat Locker

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Guests: 
Jeremy Frank

On a very special episode of NLTPP, Paula and Adam find themselves trapped in a meat locker! Facing certain death, they reminisce about some of the best moments of their podcast, including their review of "Rocky" and learning to sing our national anthem together. Will they survive? Tune in!

Guest:
Jeremy Frank
Associate Chorus Master at LA Opera
Part Time Lecturer in the Vocal Arts and Opera Department at USC

Website: www.jeremymfrank.com

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 41 - The Avengers (and How to Get a Job with Them)

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Guests: 
Joseph Ingam
Guests: 
Mara Wells

We’ve been exploring career options for Paula on our “Career Corner,” but could she actually land any of the jobs she might apply for? Job interview guru Joseph Ingam drops by to give Paula some pointers on how to make a lasting impression that isn’t just, “Wow, she sure can talk.” Then, just in time for the release of blockbuster-in-waiting “Avengers: Endgame,” Paula and Adam review “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to see if we can help you decide whether to see the new one. [SPOILER ALERT: We can’t. You’ve already made up your mind. Admit it!]

Guest:
Joseph Ingam
Head Coach, Interview SOS
Website: interviewsos.com
Facebook: @InterviewSOSLLC
Twitter: @Interview_SOS

House band:
Mara Wells, harmonica

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 40 - Fred Willard and Sirius Business

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Guests: 
Tracy James
Guests: 
Fred Willard
Guests: 
Tyler Grinham

Paula’s dog Sirius (AKA “PodDog”) may be getting a new brother or sister sometime soon, so we have certified dog trainer Tracy James on hand to teach us how to teach a new dog old tricks, and vice versa. Then, the legendary Fred Willard stops by to help Paula with her non-legendary audition skills in our continuing series, “Outside the Actors’ Studio.” Plus, both Paula and Ray Horseman Studios have new neighbors - termites and a marijuana dispensary, respectively.

Guests
Tracy James
Head Hound, “Feet & Paws”
Certified Dog Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer
Website: feetandpaws.com
Facebook: @feetandpaws
IG: @feetandpaws
YouTube: Feet and Paws

Fred Willard
Actor
IMDB: Fred Willard

House Band:
Tyler Grinham, electric guitar
Website: thelittlemiss.com
Facebook: @thelittlemissmusic
Instagram: @thelittlemiss_


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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 39 - In Harmony™®

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Guests: 
Michael Cohen
Guests: 
Jeremy Frank
Guests: 
Ian Wurfl

Paula’s got a brilliant idea for a new cat litter box, but how can she make sure it doesn’t get stolen by Big Litter? Intellectual property attorney Michael Cohen (no, not THAT one) is here to explain patent law. And the LA Opera’s Jeremy Frank stops by again, this time to attempt to teach Paula and Adam to sing in harmony. Also, does life really taste better when you do it with Daisy (sour cream)? We put that claim through our rigorous testing process.

Guests:
Michael Cohen
Intellectual Property Attorney
Owner, Cohen IP Law Group
Website: patentlawip.com
Facebook: @LATrademark
Twitter: @trademarkpatent

Jeremy Frank
Associate Chorus Master at LA Opera
Part Time Lecturer in the Vocal Arts and Opera Department at USC
Website: www.jeremymfrank.com

House band
Ian Wurfl, percussionist
Website: ianwurfl.com
Instagram: @ianwurfl
YouTube: Ian Wurfl

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 38 - Total Non-Recall

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Guests: 
Dr. Alan Castel
Guests: 
Zac Krone
Guests: 
Christin Webb

Remember that thing you said you weren’t going to forget? Paula doesn’t. Which is why we have cognitive psychologist Dr. Alan Castel on hand to help us jog our memories. Which, it turns out, might involve actual jogging. And speaking of things that are going once... going twice... in this week’s Career Corner, Auction Specialist Zack Krone helps us find out if Paula has a future as an auctioneer. Also, if Paula has no future at all, at least we’ve now discovered what we’ll be listening to at her funeral.

Guests:
Dr. Alan Castel
Professor at UCLA, Cognitive Psychologist
Author, “Better with Age: The Psychology Successful Aging”
Website: Alan Castel

Zack Krone
Benefit Auction Specialist
Owner, California Coast Auctions
Website: cacoastauctions.com

House band:
Christin Webb, contrabasoon


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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Episode 37 - Say Hello to our Little Friends

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Guests: 
Beth Helmstetter
Guests: 
Daniel Grimsland

It’s the second and final week of the Maximum Fun Pledge Drive, and we’re ever-closer to our self-decreed goal of 10,000 new members. Actually, we don’t know how close we are, but if we hit it, we’ll throw a party. And if we throw a party, it’ll be with the help of our guest, events planner Beth Helmstetter! Also, in preparation for the release of Tim Burton’s “Dumbo,” Paula and Adam review a related classic, Brian De Palma’s “Scarface!” We promise this makes sense. A little. Also, meet the first winner of our Hotel Soap Contest, and we find a whole class full of Nobodies listening to Paula Poundstone... in Sweden!

Guest:
Beth Helmstetter
Owner, Beth Helmstetter Events
Website: bethhelmstetter.com
Instagram: @bethhelmstetter
Facebook: @bethhelmstetterevents
Twitter: @bethhelmstetter

House band
Daniel Grimsland, electric bass
Spotify: The Little Miss
The Grape And The Grain
3
Instagram: @danielgrimsland
@thelittlemiss_
Facebook: @danielgrimslandmusic

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 36 - Genes n’ Schemes

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Guests: 
Dr. Wayne Grody
Guests: 
Dr. Jasmine Tehrani
Guests: 
Eric Kalver

It’s the first week of the Maximum Fun Pledge Drive, wherein we show what we’re made of. Literally. Genetics guru Dr. Wayne Grody walks us through the human genome, and explains why its riddles go a little bit deeper than “23andMe.” But we’re not calling it a rip-off, because we’ve got forensic psychologist Dr. Jasmine Tehrani on hand to tell us what a REAL con job is all about. Plus, we don’t just get into Paula and Adam’s genes, we also get into their jeans. And we find out if either are too tight.

Guests
Dr. Wayne Grody
Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine

Dr. Jasmine Tehrani
Professor of Psychology, USC
Forensic Psychologist

House band
Eric Kalver, drums
Website: erickalver.com
Instagram: @ewicdwums
Facebook: @erickalvermusic

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 35 - Bill Irwin and Bear Attacks

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Guests: 
Dan Baird
Guests: 
Bill Irwin
Guests: 
Jason Shine

The second time’s the charm - we found a survivalist who survived Miranda Street and made it to the studio! Dan Baird from the California Survival School schools us on disaster preparedness and, yes, surviving bear attacks. Then, Paula’s quest to improve her audition skills continues with our special guest coach, actor Bill Irwin! Find out how Bill lands his roles through the power... of socks. Also, celebrity encounters and theme songs round out this Very Special NLTPP.

Guests:
Dan Baird
World's Leading Back-country Primitive Survival Expert & Guide
Owner, California Survival School
Website: www.casurvival.com
Instagram: @California_Survival_School

Bill Irwin
Actor

House band:
Jason Shine, melodica
Website: YoungPerformerExpo.com

Visit https://www.casurvival.com/paula/ for a special 50% off a live California Survival School survival training course. AND Dan Baird will do a free 15-minute Disaster Preparedness personal phone consultation to the first 50 guests to fill out the form at https://www.casurvival.com/paula/.