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 18: Heavy Data and Heavy Metals

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Guests: 
Jon Schleuss
Guests: 
Jeff Agnew
Guests: 
Jonah Glickman

We take a hard look at the numbers - and how to make them prettier. Los Angeles Times data journalist Jon Schleuss tells us how to analyze elections - and our listeners. Then - if Paula quits comedy... how would she fare as a welder? On our Kareer Korner, Jeff Agnew of the Universal Technical Institute gives Paula a peek at what might await her behind the mask. Also, we take our newfound knowledge of data journalism to new heights as we unveil our online map of places where lost survivalist Thomas Coyne ISN’T.

House band
Jonah “Knuckles” Glickman
Vibraphone

Guests
Jon Schleuss
Data journalist, Los Angeles Times
Twitter: @gaufre
Instagram: @schleuss
Website: Jon Schleuss

Jeff Agnew
Welding Instructor
Universal Technical Institute
Twitter: @UTITweet
Instagram: @uti.tech
Facebook: @UTI
YouTube: Universal Technical Institute
Website: UTI.edu

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 17: Vote With Your Feet

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Guests: 
C.J. Foster
Guests: 
Dr. Nicolas Duquette
Guests: 
Jory Herman

On our Election Special, we explore who’s running - both for office and on the streets. First, we talk to Coach C.J. Foster to determine if Paula has what it takes to run a marathon. And then we run to the polls with USC’s Professor of Public Policy, Dr. Nicolas Duquette, who helps clear up all the mysteries on our ballots. Plus, Paula reports on her fantastic performance on Jimmy Pardo’s “Never Not Funny” podcast, and why she will probably never be invited back.

House band:
Jory Herman, double bass

Guests
C.J. Foster
Marathon Coach for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training
Website: TeamInTraining.org

Dr. Nicolas Duquette
Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Twitter: @NicDuquette
Website: NicolasDuquette.com/

Jory Herman
Double bass, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 16: Paula's Halloween Spooktacular

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Guests: 
Lilly Cabrera
Guests: 
Kevin Kelso

We go all-out on our Halloween special! First, Paula shares her own scaaaary Halloween experiences (getting ripped off by her siblings), and then we explore our listeners' traditions. We summon pumpkin patch proprietor Lilly Cabrera to talk about the cutthroat jack-o-lantern business. And then Paula and Adam tell you whether you should see the new "Halloween" movie based on their red-hot take on the terrifying 1978 John Carpenter classic.

House band
Kevin Kelso, pipe organ

Guests:

Lilly Cabrera
Co-Owner of the Whittier Pumpkin Patch
FB: @whittierpumpkins
IG: @misslatinalilly
Website: WhittierChristmasTree.com

Kevin Kelso
Pipe organ, assorted terrifying sounds
Twitter: @kevtunes
IG: @kevtunes11

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 15: Behave! Correcting People and Teeth

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Guests: 
Elaine Swann
Guests: 
Dr. Clarice Law
Guests: 
Sarah Gibson

Improve your manners... and your bite. Etiquette expert Elaine Swann gives us tips on tipping and other confusing human behaviors. Dr. Clarice Law prepares us for Cavity Season (AKA “Halloween”). Also, we welcome our first Skype guest: from Hungary, no less, where Paula and Adam, while not a household name, have at least become a classroom name.

Guests
Elaine Swann
Lifestyle & Etiquette Expert
Founder of Swann School of Protocol
Website: ElaineSwann.com
Facebook: @elaineswannofficial
Instagram: @elaineswann
Twitter: @elaineswann

Dr. Clarice Law
Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist
Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry
Website: Clarice Law

Sarah Gibson
Toy Piano
Website: sarahgibson-music.com
SoundCloud: @sarahegibson
Twitter: @SarahGibsonComp

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 14: Real Estate - Wanted, Dead or Alive

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Guests: 
Taylor Hasselhoff
Guests: 
Dr. David Sloane
Guests: 
Chuck McLane

The living and the dead can agree on one thing: Real estate is important. First, Dr. David Sloane, author of “Is the Cemetery Dead,” walks us through the latest trends in, um, after-aftercare. Then it’s time for Career Corner, in which luxury realtor Taylor Hasselhoff helps Paula decide whether she’s got a future as a real estate agent. Also, Paula and Adam pop a couple of pills to test allergy medicine Allegra’s claim that it can help us “get back to the moment.” And the search continues for our show’s favorite no-show, survivalist Thomas Coyne.

House band:
Chuck McLane
Banjo

Guests

Dr. David Sloane
Author, “Is the Cemetery Dead?”
Professor in Urban Planning and Urban History at USC
Website: DavidCSloane.com
Twitter: @dcsloane53
Instagram:@dcsloane53
Facebook:@dsloane53

Taylor Hasselhoff
Luxury Real Estate Agent at Aaron Kirman Partners
Website: RealTay.com
Twitter: @tayhoff
Instagram: @tay
Facebook: @RealtayRealEstate

Chuck McLane
Banjo
Website: ChuckMcLane.com
Instagram: @chuckmclane

Episode 13 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: Battling Shyness. And Monsters.

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Guests: 
Jorge Reyes

Paula and Adam take a week off - but not before preparing this Very Special Episode! First - your questions, asked and answered. We read some of the many dilemmas that have been on our listeners’ minds, and Paula does her level best to help out. Then, we reach back into the archives - way, way back to the spring of 2018 - to offer a never-before-heard prequel movie review! The long-awaited sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacfic RIm” was coming out, and we review the original to let you know whether the new one might be worth your time. SPOILER ALERT: Paula and Adam do not totally agree on the dramatic potential of monsters vs. giant robots.

House Band:

Jorge Reyes
Saxophone
FB: Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards
IG: @aileenquinnandtheleapinlizards
Website: AileenQuinnandtheLeapinLizards.com

Episode 12 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - Rock, and Rolling

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Guests: 
Assal Habibi
Guests: 
Josh Mendoza
Guests: 
Amber Wyman

Ever wonder why the simple act of singing with someone feels good? Well, Science knows, and Science explains - in the form of our guest, USC research psychologist Assal Habibi. Then we hit the road with driving instructor Josh Mendoza to find out if anyone will ever fully unravel the mystery of the four-way stop (SPOILER ALERT: No.). Also, Paula’s “balloon animals” and more theme songs - including one that touts Paula’s genius and talent, and Adam’s... attendance.

House band
Amber Wyman, bassoon

Guests

Dr. Assal Habibi
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychology, USC
Twitter: @AssalHabibi
FB: @AssalHabibi
Website: Assal Habibi

Josh Mendoza
Instructor, Melrose Driving School
Twitter: @drivingschoolla
IG: @melrosedrivingschool

FB: @MelroseDrivingSchoolLosAngeles
Website: MelroseDrivingSchool.com

Amber Wyman
Bassoon
IG: @ajoy2urworld
FB: @Amber Joy Wyman

Paula Poundstone is on tour!

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Date: 
09/29/2018 - 19:30 - 05/10/2019 - 20:00
City: 
Many cities!
Venue Name: 
Various venues!

Paula Poundstone (host of Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone) is on a huge standup tour across the United States!

Click here for the full list of all 37 dates at paulapoundstone.com/tour

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Episode 11: Chips and Chips

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Guests: 
Mike Aponte
Guests: 
Alyson Roux
Guests: 
Diana Morgan

We explore chips: casino AND nacho cheese. First, one of the leaders of the notorious MIT card counting team, Mike Aponte handicaps Paula’s future as a high stakes gambler. And Certified Nutrition Specialist Alyson Roux helps us figure out how Paula’s diet of Doritos and Double Stuf Oreos is keeping her alive. Also, we feature new theme songs, and explore how we’re the toast of Hungary!

House band
Diana Morgan
Flute

Guests:

Mike Aponte
First Winner of the World Series of BlackJack
Leader of the MIT Card Counting Team
Card Counting Coach
Website: MikeAponte.com

Alyson Roux
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Website: AlysonRoux.com
Twitter: @alyroux
Facebook: @alysonrouxnutrition
Instagram: @alyroux

Diana Morgan
Flute
Website: DianaMorgan.net

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 10: The Lying Game

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Guests: 
Dr. Jonathan Bowman
Guests: 
Giovanni Garbutt
Guests: 
Abby Savell

We get a return visit from Dr. Jonathan Bowman, who instructs us how to tell if someone is lying to us. But we’re not sure we can trust him. Then, Paual reveals her deep fear of being the first person on the scene of an accident, and Giovanni Garbutt of @American First Responder explains how to respond first. Speaking of lying (possibly) or dying (allegedly) - we get an update on the status of our missing survivalist Thomas Coyne.

House band
Abby Savell, steel drum

Guests

Dr. Jonathan Bowman
Professor, Communication Studies, University of San Diego
Website: Dr. Jonathan Bowman

Giovanni Garbutt
President, American First Responder
Twitter: @afrtraining
Facebook: @Americanfirstresponder
Website: @AmericanFirstResponder.com

Abby Savell
Twitter: @nesta_steelband
Facebook: @NestaSteelDrumBand
Instagram: @nesta_steel_drum_band
Website: NestaSteelBand.com