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Comedian and professor Wayne Federman has spent his life studying the art and history of standup comedy. Join him and fellow student, Andrew Steven, as they look back at some of standup’s most interesting moments, places, and people.

The History of Standup The Podglomerate

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Comedian and professor Wayne Federman has spent his life studying the art and history of standup comedy. Join him and fellow student, Andrew Steven, as they look back at some of standup’s most interesting moments, places, and people.

    Introducing Trail Weight

    Introducing Trail Weight

    Trail Weight follows a year in Andrew Steven's life as he attempts to lose weight and process grief as he traverses a hike through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Through audio diaries, recordings from the trail, and conversations with authors, experts, Olympians, and special guests, Andrew takes listeners through an eye-opening adventure of self-discovery.
    In this episode, Andrew frames his journey from the perspective of his life's narrative arc and begins to plan his hike, only to find himself stuck in cycle of repeating loss. Listen to Trail Weight everywhere podcasts are available.
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    • 47 Min.
    That's a Wrap (Bonus Episode)

    That's a Wrap (Bonus Episode)

    A brief look at where we’ve been and were were going as we continue exploring the history of standup. Featuring moments with James Adomian, Cameron Esposito, Pete Holmes, Nick Kroll, Emily V. Gordon, Dana Gould, Paula Poundstone, Lily Tomlin, and Willie Tyler (but not Lester).
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 9 Min.
    Lyons Den and The Lincoln Lodge

    Lyons Den and The Lincoln Lodge

    Hear how an open mic and an alt room become the center of standup in Chicago in the early 2000s.
    Featuring Interviews with Nate Craig, Matt Dwyer, Cameron Esposito, Emily V. Gordon, Pete Holmes, Kyle Kinane, John Roy, and Nick Vatterott.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 44 Min.
    Meltdown

    Meltdown

    Find out how, for six years, the back room of a comic book store became one of the best independent standup venues in the United States.
    Featuring interviews with James Adomian, Marcella Arguello, Pete Holmes, Nick Kroll, Emily V. Gordon, Dana Gould, Howard Kremer and Jonah Ray.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 49 Min.
    Broadway

    Broadway

    Only a few standups were able to parlay their talents into a successful Broadway run. Hear the story of those comics who conquered the legitimate theater like Victor Borge, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Mason, Mike Birbiglia, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 50 Min.
    The Academy Awards

    The Academy Awards

    The Academy Awards has showcased standups throughout its 91-year history, most notably Bob Hope. We look at Bob and the other comedians who have hosted "Hollywood’s Biggest Night” including Billy Crystal, Johnny Carson, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Benny, Ellen DeGenerous, Steve Martin, Chris Rock and even the first comedian to host, Will Rogers.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 52 Min.

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