220 episodes

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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    • 4.7 • 3.2K Ratings

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 177 - It’s Our 177th Episode!!

    Ep 177 - It’s Our 177th Episode!!

    Wow! Episode 177 - what a milestone! We kick off the celebration with some big birds - crows, to be precise. Ornithologist Dr. Brian O’Shea drops by to fill us in on those ubiquitous, clever creatures. Then - sure we’ve done 177 episodes together, and that’s a special thing, but how well do we really know each other? We play “Two Truths and a Lie” to find out!



    Guest
    Dr. Brian O’Shea
    Collections Manager for Ornithology & Bird Curator
    North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
    https://naturalsciences.org/

    House Band
    Ellis Montes
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztQkedkbWFNOMhu_VZeOcg
    @Ellis.Montes
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep 176 - Stacks and Stones

    Ep 176 - Stacks and Stones

    If this “comedy” thing doesn’t work out for her, could Paula make it as a librarian? Adam may think he already has that answer, but the only opinion that matters is that of our guest - Librarian Emily Aaronson joins us for “Career Corner!” Plus, you’ve got some constructive criticism, and we’re going to take it in the spirit that it was intended. No, really. It’s Mailbag! Helpful Hints Edition.

    Guest:
    Emily Aaronson
    Adult Librarian, Studio City Branch Library of the Los Angeles Public Library System

    House band:
    Katie Triplett 
    Toy Piano
    For bookings and online music lessons in voice, piano and ukulele, you can contact me at katietriplettmusic@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 175 - Fiona Hill Told You So

    Ep 175 - Fiona Hill Told You So

    Remember the impeachment? No, the first one. The one where the former president told Ukraine, “Nice country. Shame if anything should happen to it…” Yes, that one. Fiona Hill remembers, and she’s here to tell us about her White House memories. Also… what? Do you need more? Push “Play!”



    GUEST
    Fiona Hill
    Former National Security Council official and author of the New York Times bestseller THERE IS NOTHING FOR YOU HERE

    House Band
    Cory Springhorn
    Trumpet
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep 174 - Our Ethics Investigation

    Ep 174 - Our Ethics Investigation

    Yes, your favorite podcast is caught up in an ethics investigation… in that we are investigating ethics! UCLA Philosophy Professor Pamela Hieronymi is here to discuss where our ideas of Right and Wrong come from, and what to do with those ideas once we have ‘em. Also - at long last, we’re done with “Eat, Pray, Love” - join us for the thrilling conclusion! Plus, Bonnie and Toni offer an oral report on Eritrea. Why? Well, we have to find new listeners somewhere, right?


    GUEST
    Dr. Pamela Hieronymi
    Professor in the Department of Philosophy, UCLA

    HOUSE BAND
    Matt Evans from Santa Barbara, CA
    Marimba & Electric Bass
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 173 - How Doesn’t Your Garden Grow?

    Ep 173 - How Doesn’t Your Garden Grow?

    When it comes to tending our gardens, Paula and Adam have two left thumbs. Each. So, a total of four non-green thumbs. But MSU’s Dr. Nate Walton is here to help us weed out all our bad gardening ideas. And get out your magnifying glass - it’s time for another visit to our Department of Fine Print.


    GUEST
    Dr. Nate Walton
    Consumer Horticulture Instructor
    Michigan State University’s Extension Program
    https://www.canr.msu.edu/people/nathaniel_walton 

    HOUSE BAND
    Tim Crump from Sacramento, CA
    Piano
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 172 - I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen…

    Ep 172 - I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen…

    Paula’s been sounding the alarm about screen addiction for years, but nobody listened, because, well, nobody listens to Paula Poundstone. Also we were too busy staring at our phones. But we’ve got Dr. Hillarie Cash from the reSTART Center on hand to help us navigate this now-undeniable problem. Also, after a tragic and unforeseen one week delay… it’s Mailbag! Positivity Edition.


    GUEST
    Dr. Hilarie Cash
    Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer
    reSTART Center for Digital Technology Sustainability
    https://www.restartlife.com/

    HOUSE BAND
    Kathleen Strahm
    Violin
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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

j jing4 ,

Greatest comedy podcast!

One of the most hilarious shows I have ever heard.

BKWcbc ,

Episode 177

Loved the Crow Man and the House Band! Poor editing at skipped over Adam’s stories and repeated his accolades.

Libertasliv ,

Paula is American comedic icon

Her podcast is as inventive, interesting and funny as she has been her entire career and I never miss it!

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