Michelle Collins (The View, The Michelle Collins Show) joins Earwolf to riff on the week’s biggest stories on her “late night podcast.” Every Thursday, Michelle sits down with your favorite celebrities including Nicole Byer, Ben Schwartz and Bianca Del Rio for deep dive one-on-one interviews.
What's All This Then? (w/ Bowen Yang)
Lots to catch up on this week, so fasten your seatbelts! Michelle regales Dan with a Netherlandian odyssey that begins and ends with the pursuit of the perfect gown and meeting a gaggle of Dutch celebs (she thinks). Listen as they dissect an article on the proper etiquette of booing in a theater. Then we are joined by the endlessly talented comedy and podcast icon, Bowen Yang. Michelle picks Bowen’s brain on laughing too loud in restaurants, the fast-paced world of SNL, and why 94% (exactly) of podcasters don’t actually deserve podcasts. You can see Bowen Yang’s acclaimed film Fire Island on Hulu as well as listen to his essential podcast Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers.
They Might Be Giants (w/ John Lithgow)
For the first time, Michelle and Dan record the pod actually AT Midnight and, shocker, she's tired! This jam-packed episode has something for everyone: Poisoned lentils, slow motion, Beyonce, and travel tips for two of the hottest travel destinations *squints* Antwerp and... Toronto. Then without further ado, the man, the legend JOHN LITHGOW graces us with his class and presence, where he finally admits to what behavior he hates in restaurants, a shocking subway confrontation involving a single BUTTON, and his exciting new drama The Old Man starring himself and Jeff Bridges streaming now on Hulu.
Gunt Control (w/ Desus & Mero)
Energy levels are HIGH beginning to end, as Michelle and Dan try to help one anonymous woman face the world's worst enemy: The passive-aggressive fat-shaming friend. Listen as Mich drains a venti iced Americano and see if you can hear the black swan feathers popping out of her back because that sh*t makes her crazy. The fun only heightens as the brilliant Desus & Mero of late-night Showtime fame hop on to unpack gunt control, airport run-ins, New York's best toilets, vaginal poems (you're not ready) and, most shockingly, Desus' love of LOEHMANNS (!) among 1,000 other topics. Season 4 of Desus & Mero airs Thursday nights on Showtime.
What a Ship Hole (w/ Joel Kim Booster)
Hallo from Holland! Nothing like a jet-lagged episode to ring in summer. Michelle travels to the land of friendly giants to feel human again and Dan snaps out of his resting bitch face to help a friend in need. Meanwhile, the hottest film of the summer has landed to celebrate Pride Month - Fire Island - and we're joined by the film's writer and star Joel Kim Booster, who is rightfully begging for your positive anonymous internet love. They chat gym stank, trainers, Subway stank, dull weddings, mother mayo and what it takes to make the streaming sensation of the summer. Watch Fire Island on Hulu now!
MomTok Monster (w/ LaKendra Tookes)
Do you ever just dance in the rain? What about walk for 2 miles while cars routinely splash you? Michelle channels her inner Drew B while also figuring out what exactly is #MomTok, Top Gun, The Staircase, and Dan models his DICK Tracy watch for the local co-op. Then it’s writer, comedian & kindred spirit LaKendra Tookes who breaks down jean crotch, turning BLEEP and wait should we do a live-stream from Ross D for L? We promise this ep covers bases you didn’t even know existed.
Brighton Beach Memoirs (w/ Jake Cornell)
Does hypnotism work? This is a question that is barely addressed on this week’s episode as Michelle and Dan delve into this topic and the mystery of a lost and fairly embarrassing Amazon package. Then we are blessed to welcome comedian Jake Cornell who fills our emotional pint glasses with stories of Brighton, the great Disney debate, and our own personal obesity epidemic. Listen to Going Out with Jake Cornell on your podcast player now!
Michelle at 1/2 speed…
Will make you piss your pants from laughing so hard! Omg, that laugh at half speed! Seven. Big. Meaty. Bites! I’m done. I don’t know a better podcast. I just don’t know a better podcast.
There was almost a entire episode of the producer placing Michelle talking at the slow speed… a little bit would have been funny, maybe?
Guest are not interesting as
Laughter is the best medicine!
The reason that I tune in is to hear the laughter between Michelle and Dan. It’s contagious and a great way to start the day. I love the stories and honestly wish you two would converse longer. Thank you for introducing me to the joy that is Ruttebaga the Pig!! Continue to spread joy and happiness.