33 episodes

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 with Josh Gondelman Starburns Audio

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 419 Ratings

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.
For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com

    Secret Turkey with Paul Scheer

    Secret Turkey with Paul Scheer

    Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?, Black Monday) competes to cheer Josh up. During a game of Thank Again, Paul reimagines a Thanksgiving full of new wonderful traditions. He then donates his $100 grand prize to SELAH. Plus, pep talks for people who can't be with their families during this Thanksgiving as well as people who have to spend time with family members they don't like.

    Follow Paul on Twitter and Instagram:
    www.twitter.com/paulscheer
    www.instagram.com/paulscheer

    Listen and subscribe to Paul's podcasts:
    How Did This Get Made? and Unspooled: https://www.earwolf.com/person/paul-scheer/
    Screen Test: https://www.stitcher.com/show/unspooled-screen-test

    Check out Paul's episode of Marvel's 616 starting Thanksgiving weekend: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/marvels-616

    Donate to SELAH: https://donorbox.org/selah

    Or donate to a food bank in your area: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank
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    • 33 min
    Eat the Pasta with Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna

    Eat the Pasta with Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna

    Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino (Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast) compete to cheer Josh up. Zach and Jessica create the dream slate of Broadway shows for when theaters reopen during a game of The Show Must (Eventually) Go On. They then donate their $100 grand prizes to SELAH and the Armenia Fund. Plus, pep talks for standing ovations and the period of indecision when you're deciding what to eat for dinner.

    Follow Jessica and Zach on Instagram:
    Jessica: https://www.instagram.com/jessjessmckenna/
    Zach: https://www.instagram.com/zachreino/

    Listen and subscribe to Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast: https://www.earwolf.com/show/off-book/

    Donate to SELAH: https://donorbox.org/selah

    Donate to the Armenia Fund: https://www.armeniafund.org/
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    • 31 min
    Criminal Mischief with The Sklar Brothers

    Criminal Mischief with The Sklar Brothers

    Randy and Jason Sklar, The Sklar Brothers (Cheap Seats, Dumb People Town) compete to cheer Josh up. The Sklars set a new all-time Make My Day high score by outlining the perfect small town crime during a game of Crime is a Flat Circle. They then donate their $100 grand prize to Young Storytellers. Plus, pep talks for pickpockets and children who have won the ownership of candy factories.
    Follow the Sklar Brothers on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube:
    www.twitter.com/sklarbrothers
    www.instagram.com/sklarbrothers
    Listen and subscribe to the Sklar Brothers' podcasts: http://www.supersklars.com/#podcasts
    Donate to Young Storytellers: https://www.youngstorytellers.com/
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    • 30 min
    Doom Shield with Mike Drucker

    Doom Shield with Mike Drucker

    Mike Drucker (co-head writer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) competes to cheer Josh up. Mike sets a new all-time Make My Day high score by describing how we'd beat a video game version of 2020 in a round of Game of the Year. He then donates his $100 grand prize to Child's Play Charity. Plus, pep talks for people who are worried their vote doesn't count as well as Broadway performers.
    Follow Mike on Twitter and Instagram:
    www.twitter.com/mikedrucker
    www.instagram.com/mikedruckerisdead

    More about Mike's upcoming book about Silent Hill 2: https://bossfightbooks.com/products/silent-hill-2-by-mike-drucker

    Donate to Child's Play Charity: http://childsplaycharity.org/
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    • 33 min
    A Horse Is a Bad Idea with Julie Klausner and Tom Scharpling

    A Horse Is a Bad Idea with Julie Klausner and Tom Scharpling

    Julie Klausner (Difficult People) and Tom Scharpling (The Best Show), hosts of the hilarious podcast Double Threat, compete to cheer Josh up. As a team, they set the all-time Make My Day high score by playing a game of Worst Things First. Julie and Tom respectively donate their $100 grand prize winnings to God's Love We Deliver and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey! Not to mention, we've got pep talks for sweatpants, people with nice smiles, and a specific Michael's employee.

    Listen to Tom and Julie's podcast, Double Threat: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/double-threat/

    Donate to God's Love We Deliver: https://www.glwd.org/

    Donate to the Community Food Bank of NJ: https://cfbnj.org/
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    • 33 min
    Deep Spoon, No Handle with Larry Owens

    Deep Spoon, No Handle with Larry Owens

    Larry Owens (A Strange Loop, High Maintenance) competes to cheer Josh up. Larry sets the all-time Make My Day high score with his performance playing a game of The First Annual Larry Awards aka The Larrys. He then donates his $100 grand prize winnings to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition. Finally, Josh and Larry give pep talks to karaoke microphones and the Make My Day listeners!!!

    Follow Larry on Twitter and Instagram: 
    www.twitter.com/larryowenslive
    www.instagram.com/larryowenslive

    This picture of Adele is incredibly important to this podcast episode: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEh6gF5AwXh/

    Listen to the cast recording of A Strange Loop:  https://open.spotify.com/album/7vlAmEdZEOVdRUsB4fgrvC

    Donate to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition:  https://www.bwayadvocacycoalition.org/donate
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
419 Ratings

419 Ratings

Brian Dilly ,

Best place for

A fun game show

JT🐒 ,

Delightful

Thank you for making my day 😀

Shell game ,

Sophmoric, little listening to.

A unskilled bunch of potty mouth brats, checking each other out.

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