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Make My Day is a pop culture and politics game show where comedians compete to put a positive spin on the news and cheer up host Josh Gondelman. Josh is an optimist at heart, but even he needs some help from his friends to stay upbeat. If you want to know what's going on in the world without actually reading the news or wading through the cesspool of social media, Make My Day is the show for you.
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Make My Day is a pop culture and politics game show where comedians compete to put a positive spin on the news and cheer up host Josh Gondelman. Josh is an optimist at heart, but even he needs some help from his friends to stay upbeat. If you want to know what's going on in the world without actually reading the news or wading through the cesspool of social media, Make My Day is the show for you.
We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 
For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com   
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    A Cornucopia of Pep Talks

    A Cornucopia of Pep Talks

    EPISODE SUMMARY:
    An all-pep-talks episode with appearances from lots of past Make My Day guests. Josh announces the show is going on a little hiatus and curates a series of pep talks from many wonderful past Make My Day contestants. 

    A huge thank you goes out to everyone who contributed: Ron Funches, Bridger Winegar, Sadie Dupuis, Jon Gabrus, Anthony DeVito, Karen Chee, Sarah Hagi, Zach Reino, Jessica McKenna, Tom Bodett, Maris Kreizman, Daniel Kibblesmith, Aparna Nancherla, Mike Drucker, Tess Lynch, Jo Firestone, Mina Kimes, Laura Stevenson, Tom Scharpling, Wyatt Cenac, Alison Roman, Myq Kaplan, John Hodgman, Scaachi Koul, Matt Braunger, Dani Fernandez, and Ophira Eisenberg! 

    Please consider donating to your local food bank or contributing to a local mutual aid organization this holiday season.
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    • 45 min
    Kind Of The Perfect Man with Dave Holmes

    Kind Of The Perfect Man with Dave Holmes

    Dave Holmes (Waiting For Impact, Esquire) competes to cheer Josh up. During a game of Back...to the Past, Dave gives amazing answers to a series of questions about the early 90s. He then donates his winnings to the Beta Cell Foundation. Plus, a pep talk for MC Hammer and the concept of empathy!

    Donate to the Beta Cell Foundation: 
    https://betacellfoundation.org/

    Listen to Dave's podcasts: 
    https://www.exactlyrightmedia.com/waiting-for-impact
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/troubled-waters/id511745722

    Read Dave's writing: 
    https://www.esquire.com/author/9774/dave-holmes/
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    • 36 min
    You Can't Stop a Billionaire with Jackie Kashian

    You Can't Stop a Billionaire with Jackie Kashian

    Jackie Kashian (Dork Forest, new standup album out 11/16) competes to cheer Josh up. During a game of Dork Web, Jackie gives incredible answers to questions about nerds and dorks. She then asks Josh to donate her winnings to his local food bank. Plus, a pep talk for stats nerds, and one you can give yourself!

    Donate to your local food bank: https://www.feedingamerica.org/

    Listen to Jackie's podcasts: https://www.jackiekashian.com/#podcasts

    Enjoy Jackie's standup, including her new album: https://www.jackiekashian.com/store
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    • 33 min
    Destination Guy with Gavin Matts

    Destination Guy with Gavin Matts

    Gavin Matts (Conan, Comedy Central) competes to cheer Josh up. During a game of My Way AND The Highway, Gavin talks about the best parts of travel. He then donates his winnings to the Black Trans Travel Fund. Plus, pep talks for people stuck in hotels on flight delays and people stuck in middle seats.
    Donate to the Black Trans Travel Fund: https://www.blacktranstravelfund.com/
    Check out Gavin's tour dates: http://gavinmatts.com/tickets
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    • 32 min
    A Light in the Storm with Casey Johnston and Ashley Feinberg

    A Light in the Storm with Casey Johnston and Ashley Feinberg

    Casey Johnston (She's A Beast newsletter) and Ashley Feinberg (Trashberg newsletter) compete to cheer Josh up. During a game of Good News, Rad News, Casey and Ashley give amazing answers about the FUTURE OF JOURNALISM (sort of). They then donate their winnings to The West Fund. Plus, pep talks for people who have punny articles written about their deaths, anyone who thinks the CIA killed JFK, and Casey.

    Donate to The West Fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/contribute-to-abortion-access

    Subscribe to Casey's newsletter She's A Beast: https://shesabeast.substack.com/about

    Subscribe to Ashley's newsletter Trashberg: https://www.trashberg.com/
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    • 33 min
    Sobby Lobby with Michael Cruz Kayne

    Sobby Lobby with Michael Cruz Kayne

    Michael Cruz Kayne (A Good Cry podcast, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) competes to cheer Josh up. During a game of Good Grief, Michael gives terrific answers about the best ways to be sad (it's funnier than it sounds). He then donates his winnings to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Plus, pep talks for people about to cry in public and parents.

    Donate to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp: https://www.holeinthewallgang.org/get-involved/#donate

    Listen to Michael's podcast, A Good Cry: https://headgum.com/a-good-cry
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    • 33 min

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