193 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!

    Ep 148: Gone Vishin’

    Ep 148: Gone Vishin’

    Can you spot a scam? If so, you should enter our scam-spotting contest and a chance to win one million dollars! Just send us your email address, Social Security number, and... No, seriously, scams are everywhere now, and cyber security expert Joe Neumann is here to tall us all about the latest in phishing and vishing and what you can do to protect yourself. Plus, get out your granny glasses - it’s the triumphant return of our Department of Fine Print.

    GUEST
    Joseph Neumann.  
    Cyber Executive Advisor, Threat Vulnerability and Management 
    Coalfire 
    https://www.coalfire.com/

    HOUSE BAND
    Kathleen Strahm 
    Violin
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 147 - Look Out Below (Decks)!

    Ep 147 - Look Out Below (Decks)!

    Of al the jobs in the world, could Paula cut it as... a bosun? Yes, Eddie Lucas, the bosun from Toni Anita Hull’s favorite show, Below Deck, is here to instruct Paula in the ways of... bosuning. Or bosunology. Whatever, Eddie’s here for our Career Corner, and Toni is... flabbergasted. Also - break out you favorite factoids, it’s time for another Potluck Info Party!

    GUEST
    Eddie Lucas
    Everyone’s Favorite Below Deck Bosun 

    HOUSE BAND
    Gabe Terracciano
    New York City.  
    Violin
    GabeTerracciano.com
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 146 - You Can’t Handle The Tooth!

    Ep 146 - You Can’t Handle The Tooth!

    Sure, Paula’s job relies on using her mouth, but how would she do working on somebody else’s ....as a dental hygienist? Temple University’s Dr. Susan Chialastri joins us for a perfectly al dente edition of Career Corner. Plus - everyone makes mistakes, and man, do you guys love it when WE do! So it’s time to pay another visit to our Department of Corrections.

    GUEST
    Dr. Susan Chialastri
    Chair and Predoctoral Director, Periodontology
    Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
    https://dentistry.temple.edu/

    HOUSE BAND
    Cory Springhorn
    Returning champ and Nobody
    Trumpet
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 145 - Pushing Up (More) Daisies

    Ep 145 - Pushing Up (More) Daisies

    Sure, we’re all going to die, but does that mean we can’t still be useful? Like, afterwards? We tackle the sensitive issue of human composting with the CEO of a company that does just that — Katrina Spade of “Recompose.” Plus, we’re somehow soaring up the comedy charts in Thailand! No, really. Our crack research staff (Captain Crinkle) gives us a full report on our new fans’ homeland.

    GUEST
    Katrina Spade
    Founder & CEO, Recompose
    recompose.life

    HOUSE BAND
    Harry Orlove
    Electric 12 string guitar.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 144 - You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

    Ep 144 - You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

    How important is sleep? Why does Paula love it so much, and why can’t Adam get any? Dr. Christina McCrae from the University of Missouri’s Sleep Research Center comes by to put all our questions... to rest. Also, we’re lunching a brand new contest. Enter to win a Zoom party with Paula and Adam! And — “Mailbag! Insider Edition,” featuring a very special guest.

    GUEST
    Dr. Christina McCrae
    Professor, University of Missouri
    Director, MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
    https://medicine.missouri.edu/centers-institutes-labs/mizzou-sleep-research-lab

    HOUSE BAND
    Adam Fisher
    Cello
    http://t.co/ufPswID1?amp=1
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 143 - A Hot Pile of Garbage!

    Ep 143 - A Hot Pile of Garbage!

    What exactly is composting? Okay, how ‘bout vermicomposting - what’s that, and what kind of wine should you pair it with? North Carolina State University’s Rhonda Sherman, um, breaks it all down for us! Plus, Toni and Bonnie find themselves censured by our Book Club - we must have order! And get out you bifocals and squint at that bag of Funyuns - it’s our brand new Department of Fine Print.

    GUEST
    Rhonda Sherman
    Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University
    https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-worm-farmers-handbook/ 

    HOUSE BAND
    Sylvia D’Avanzo
    Broadway Violinist
    https://www.lct.org/shows/flying-over-sunset/
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    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

YodaJW ,

Best part of my week

You didn’t miss a beat when the pandemic started, and for that I am grateful.

VGC 123 ,

Thanks Paula!

You and your crew keep me laughing and learning every week.

KGShaughnessy ,

Outstanding!

Paula and Adam are great companions for traveling—especially on longer car rides, they make the NE corridor trip fly! Also good for exercising at gym or when traveling on planes/trains but only if you are fine with people staring/glaring at you for bursting out with laughter in public. Good music, banter, nice variety of guests, semi-sound advice, and amazing movie reviews that make you run back to see the prequel!
**Updated after a year of pandemic**
Now that TAH and Captain Krinkle are regulars, the laughter is doubled! The gang has been a real gift to help get through the pandemic. I nominate NLTPP for MVP—most valuable podcast.

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