81 episodes

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!

    Episode 80: Another Fine Meth

    Episode 80: Another Fine Meth

    One of our favorite guests, allergist Dr. Marc Meth makes his triumphant return, this time to explain the common cold and why there seems to be no cure. Also: Paula at the DMV, a fantastic vocabulary song from a listener, and we dip into our trusty mailbag.

    GUEST
    Dr. Marc Meth
    Board Certified Allergist
    Century City Allergy
    Website: http://www.centurycityallergy.com

    HOUSE BAND
    Steven Solomon
    Keytar and melodica
    https://www.pianobysteven.com/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 79: All Up in our Business

    Episode 79: All Up in our Business

    If the universe is constantly expanding, why isn’t Poundstone Industries? Michael Chasalow, founder of USC’s Small Business Clinic comes by to tell Paula how to grow her little shop. Also - we learn that apparently our business IS booming in Canada! 
    GUEST:
    Professor Michael Chasalow
    Director and Founder of the Small Business Clinic at USC Gould School of Law
    https://gould.usc.edu/faculty/?id=328

    HOUSE BAND:
    Kelly Phelan, guitar 

    Sponsors
    Lola
    HelloFresh

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 78: We’re Dying Up Here!

    Episode 78: We’re Dying Up Here!

    Paula and Adam explore their inevitable demises with mortician/activist Caitlin Doughty. Also we open our mailbag, and test Advantage Rubber Bands’ claim that they “hold our world together.”

    Guest
    Caitlin Doughty
    Mortician, Activist & Author
    Website: caitlindoughty.com
    Instagram: @thegooddeath
    Twitter: @thegooddeath
    YouTube: Order of the Good Death

    House band
    William Nakamura, tuba

    Email us! Nobodylistenstopaulapoundstone@gmail.com
    Facebook: 
    https://www.facebook.com/NobodyListenstoPaulaPoundstone/

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 77: Wringing Out 2019

    Episode 77: Wringing Out 2019

    Based on our highly scientific poll (okay, we asked people on social media) we’ve determined your absolute favorite moments from 2019! Will Captain Crinkle’s struggles with iTunes end before the ball drops?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 76: Die Hardest

    Episode 76: Die Hardest

    Paula and Adam weigh in on the great debate of our time: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie?
    House band
    William Nakamura tuba
    Website: westwoodbrass.com

    • 32 min
    Episode 75: One Puppet, One Vote

    Episode 75: One Puppet, One Vote

    You wanna rock the vote? Here in America, increasingly, the vote rocks YOU. USC Professor Franita Tolson stops by to discuss that increasingly endangered species, our right to vote. Plus, we’ve got songs! Both a vocabulary song and the brand new “Ballad of Captain Culpepper.”

    GUEST
    Franita Tolson
    Professor of Law
    Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
    USC Gould School of Law
    Twitter: @ProfTolson
    HOUSE BAND
    Harry Orlove, jazz guitar

    • 1 hr 12 min

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