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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!

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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!

    Ep 145 - Pushing Up (More) Daisies

    Ep 145 - Pushing Up (More) Daisies

    Sure, we’re all going to die, but does that mean we can’t still be useful? Like, afterwards? We tackle the sensitive issue of human composting with the CEO of a company that does just that — Katrina Spade of “Recompose.” Plus, we’re somehow soaring up the comedy charts in Thailand! No, really. Our crack research staff (Captain Crinkle) gives us a full report on our new fans’ homeland.

    GUEST
    Katrina Spade
    Founder & CEO, Recompose
    recompose.life

    HOUSE BAND
    Harry Orlove
    Electric 12 string guitar.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 144 - You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

    Ep 144 - You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

    How important is sleep? Why does Paula love it so much, and why can’t Adam get any? Dr. Christina McCrae from the University of Missouri’s Sleep Research Center comes by to put all our questions... to rest. Also, we’re lunching a brand new contest. Enter to win a Zoom party with Paula and Adam! And — “Mailbag! Insider Edition,” featuring a very special guest.

    GUEST
    Dr. Christina McCrae
    Professor, University of Missouri
    Director, MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
    https://medicine.missouri.edu/centers-institutes-labs/mizzou-sleep-research-lab

    HOUSE BAND
    Adam Fisher
    Cello
    http://t.co/ufPswID1?amp=1
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 143 - A Hot Pile of Garbage!

    Ep 143 - A Hot Pile of Garbage!

    What exactly is composting? Okay, how ‘bout vermicomposting - what’s that, and what kind of wine should you pair it with? North Carolina State University’s Rhonda Sherman, um, breaks it all down for us! Plus, Toni and Bonnie find themselves censured by our Book Club - we must have order! And get out you bifocals and squint at that bag of Funyuns - it’s our brand new Department of Fine Print.

    GUEST
    Rhonda Sherman
    Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University
    https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-worm-farmers-handbook/ 

    HOUSE BAND
    Sylvia D’Avanzo
    Broadway Violinist
    https://www.lct.org/shows/flying-over-sunset/
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep 142 - Great Expectorations

    Ep 142 - Great Expectorations

    What’s the deal with Paula’s chronic cough, and can it be cured? More importantly, can it be be cured without giving up Double Stuf Oreos? Well, due to unforeseen circumstances, we lost our guest Cough Expert for this one, so Dr. Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns* and Dr. Toni Anita Hull* step in to school the rest of us! Also - more Aunt Stories!

    GUESTS
    Drs. Bonnie Burns* and Toni Anita Hull* on the chronic cough

    HOUSE BAND
    Nobody Sophie Taft on the
    Seprewa, a West African Harp

    *they are not actually doctors
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep 141 - Is You Being Served?

    Ep 141 - Is You Being Served?

    Now that restaurants have returned... can Paula
    find gainful employment as a hostess in a high-end establishment? Former NYC top-drawer hostess Tracy Willet breaks it down on our “Career Corner.” Plus another, um, cosmopolitan take on “Moby Dick“ and a guided tour of Ireland with Toni and Cap’n Crinkle!

    GUEST
    Tracy Willet
    Former NYC Restaurant Hostess

    HOUSE BAND
    Zack Ford
    Musical Theatre Accompanist on Piano
    https://twitter.com/ZackFord
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep 140 - It’s Migraine And I’ll Cry If I Want To

    Ep 140 - It’s Migraine And I’ll Cry If I Want To

    Headaches can be a real headache. But what causes them, and why? Dr. Stephanie Nahas is on hand to help us get our heads examined. Also, the Book Club takes an unexpectedly cosmopolitan turn, and... Mailbag!  Thanks to Paula's best friend in the whole world, french horn virtuoso, maestro Jim Ross as this week's house band! 


    GUEST
    Dr. Stephanie Nahas 
    Associate Professor, Jefferson University
    Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship Program


    HOUSE BAND
    Jim Ross
    Horn
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    • 1 hr 28 min

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