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Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone is like an out-of-control adult education class that meets in a treehouse. Paula Poundstone, Adam Felber, Captain Crinkle, Toni Anita Hull, and a gallimaufry of characters have dropped the rope ladder down for you to climb on up, and sit around the fire with them. Uh-oh into their treehouse.

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Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone is like an out-of-control adult education class that meets in a treehouse. Paula Poundstone, Adam Felber, Captain Crinkle, Toni Anita Hull, and a gallimaufry of characters have dropped the rope ladder down for you to climb on up, and sit around the fire with them. Uh-oh into their treehouse.

    Ep 152 - Mime is Money

    Ep 152 - Mime is Money

    Could Paula make it in the high-stakes world of professional pantomime? Peter Daniel Straus, AKA Pierre the Mime, walks through the wind to get to our Career Corner. Also, our Book Club finally finishes “Moby Dick!” And we add to last week’s foodsplorations with YOUR worst misdeeds - it’s “True Confessions: Food Edition: Listener Edition!” 

    GUEST
    Peter Daniel Straus
    Pierre the Mime
    https://pierrethemime.com/
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    HOUSE BAND
    Zack Ford
    Piano
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 151 - The Meaning of Meaning

    Ep 151 - The Meaning of Meaning

    What do words mean and how do their meanings change over time and why is “might” one of the most complicated and interesting words out there? USC’s Deniz Rudin leads us through the best stoned dorm-room conversation ever, just without drugs and pizza and WITH a genuine linguistics professor! Plus... we let you know about our weirdest dining habits in “True Confessions: Food Edition!”

    GUEST
    Deniz Rudin
    Associate Professor of Linguistics
    University of Southern California
    https://denizrudin.github.io/

    MUSICIAN
    Matt Butterfield from Rhode Island
    Oboe
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 150 - Coming Soon to Your Aria

    Ep 150 - Coming Soon to Your Aria

    We’ve had a singing lesson, a harmony lesson, and Paula can play one song on the glockenspiel. Clearly she’s ready for the logical next step: Grand opera! The LA Opera’s Jeremy Frank returns to transform Paula into a diva. Also, “significant women” are being put on the US quarter. What about insignificant women? We have some suggestions for the mint...

    GUEST
    Jeremy Frank
    Associate Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor at LA Opera 
    Lecturer in the Vocal Arts and Opera Department at USC
    www.jeremymfrank.com

    HOUSE BAND
    Jan Van Gold
    Electric Guitar
    https://janvangold.wordpress.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 149 - OCD and U

    Ep 149 - OCD and U

    What is OCD? More importantly, why is OCD? And what can you do to stop doing that thing you can’t stop doing? Michelle Massi, the director of Anxiety Therapy LA, is here to explain. Plus, a certain shadowy figure has allegedly been spotted... by at least one of you... on television. Is it really him? It’s Mailbag! The Thomas Coyne edition 

    GUEST
    Michelle Massi, LMFT
    Director, Anxiety Therapy L.A.
    anxietytherapyla.com

    HOUSE BAND
    Casey Frank from Los Angeles, California
    Ukulele
    careyfrank.com
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 148: Gone Vishin’

    Ep 148: Gone Vishin’

    Can you spot a scam? If so, you should enter our scam-spotting contest and a chance to win one million dollars! Just send us your email address, Social Security number, and... No, seriously, scams are everywhere now, and cyber security expert Joe Neumann is here to tall us all about the latest in phishing and vishing and what you can do to protect yourself. Plus, get out your granny glasses - it’s the triumphant return of our Department of Fine Print.

    GUEST
    Joseph Neumann.  
    Cyber Executive Advisor, Threat Vulnerability and Management 
    Coalfire 
    https://www.coalfire.com/

    HOUSE BAND
    Kathleen Strahm 
    Violin
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 147 - Look Out Below (Decks)!

    Ep 147 - Look Out Below (Decks)!

    Of al the jobs in the world, could Paula cut it as... a bosun? Yes, Eddie Lucas, the bosun from Toni Anita Hull’s favorite show, Below Deck, is here to instruct Paula in the ways of... bosuning. Or bosunology. Whatever, Eddie’s here for our Career Corner, and Toni is... flabbergasted. Also - break out you favorite factoids, it’s time for another Potluck Info Party!

    GUEST
    Eddie Lucas
    Everyone’s Favorite Below Deck Bosun 

    HOUSE BAND
    Gabe Terracciano
    New York City.  
    Violin
    GabeTerracciano.com
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    • 1 hr 18 min

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