98 episodes

Project Woo Woo is a podcast from comedian Lisa Orkin. Part interview, part biography, part parody. Lisa uses her Hollywood friends to play famous figures both living… and dead.

Lisa has chatted with the likes Jesus, Dr. Ruth, Eddie Van Halen, Eckhart Tolle, and Ann Frank to name a few.

Real conversations with imaginary people.

Project Woo Woo Lisa Orkin

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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Project Woo Woo is a podcast from comedian Lisa Orkin. Part interview, part biography, part parody. Lisa uses her Hollywood friends to play famous figures both living… and dead.

Lisa has chatted with the likes Jesus, Dr. Ruth, Eddie Van Halen, Eckhart Tolle, and Ann Frank to name a few.

Real conversations with imaginary people.

    Between The Bushes (Episode 1)

    Between The Bushes (Episode 1)

    Project Woo Woo is interrupted this week with the first episode of my scripted comedy Lisa Upside Down
    Episode 1
    Meet Lisa. A mom, a wife, and a daughter whose life is on the precipice of turning completely upside down. We follow Lisa as she embarrasses her son, spies on her husband, buys bathing suits with her mom and meets a couple of dudes that catch her when she falls.
    If you would like to hear the next two episodes you can subscribe on your favorite podcast or head to  www.lisaupsidedown.com

    • 18 min
    Jimmy Stewart à la Jim Coughlin

    Jimmy Stewart à la Jim Coughlin

    Who is Jim Coughlin:
    Jim Coughlin’s religion is comedy. His philosophy is comedy. And his ethnicity is comedy. He’s been performing comedy since he was 13 and identified as Jim the Juggler.
    Where to Find Jim:
    Jim Coughlin Twitter, instagram, TikTok all @mrjimcoughlinFavorite Career Highlight:
    My 1.5 seconds of fame in Anchorman as a member of Public Television in the fight scene.
    Who is Jimmy Stewart:
    American actor, singer. Known for his heartwarming drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart’s film career spanned 80 films from 1935 to 1991 with movies such as It’s A Wonderful Life, Rear Window,  Harvey to just a very few.
    Head over to the Project Woo Woo website and get your free morning routine.

    • 29 min
    Mike Tyson à la Andrew Engel

    Mike Tyson à la Andrew Engel

    Who is Andrew Engel:
    Andrew Engel has been producing comedy shows for 27 years. Helping countless young comics jumpstart their careers.
    His website www.manhattancomedyschool.com is his story, with all the chapters of his life.
    Andrew’s Career Highlights:
    Andrews’s career highlight being the talent coordinator for Live at Gotham and The Next VR show.
    Knowing I have helped multiple comics secure that show and helped them achieve their dreams.
     Andrew’s Socials:
    Facebook
    Insatgram
    Twitter
    Who is Mike Tyson:
    Is an American boxer who, at age 20, became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
     

    • 27 min
    Eddie Van Halen à la Henry Phillips (Encore)

    Eddie Van Halen à la Henry Phillips (Encore)

    This is an encore Project Woo Woo to honor the one and only Eddie Van Halen.
    Who is Henry Phillips:
    You may know Henry from his recurring role as “John the server guy” on HBO’s Silicon Valley, or as the star of the movie Punching Henry, currently running on Showtime. You can check out his popular cooking show “Henry’s Kitchen” on YouTube.
    You can find more of Henry on his website, Henry Phillips.
    Twitter handle: @henlips
    Facebook  and check Henry’s Patreon
     
    And Henry has a very cool cooking youtube channel Henry’s Youtube
    Favorite Career Highlight:
    Being on the Dr. Demento show for the first time.
    What did Henry learn from Eddie:
    It’s always amazing to research the personality of someone you admire. It turns out he’s very complex and very simple at the same time, which I found to be unique.
     
    Who is Eddie Van Halen:
    Besides being a brilliant rock guitar player and founder of Van Halen, he was my high school crush.
    Special Notes
    This was the first time I have met Henry Phillips. My boyfriend and I were in a theatre company over 20 years with his mother Linda. One night there was a weird blip in the universe and my boyfriend sort of saved his life. So, I told him my boyfriend saved his life and he should do the Woo Woo. He agreed and we have Eddie Van Halen.

    • 27 min
    Jane Fonda à la Dana Lyn Baron

    Jane Fonda à la Dana Lyn Baron

    Who is Dana Lyn Baron:
    Dana is a film, tv, radio, and stage actor — both live-action & voice-over. In April 2020 she guest-starred in the Season 6 premiere of Amazon’s BOSCH and will be seen this Fall in David Fincher’s Netflix feature film, Mank, starring Gary Oldman. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, kitties, and her yoga mat.
    Dana’s Instagram @danalynbaron
    www.danalynbaron.com
    Favorite Career Highlight:
    Working with David Fincher and Gary Oldman in the upcoming Mank. (But a close runner up is winning a student EMMY Award for Best Comedy for IN PASSING, a brilliant short film in which I starred,

    • 43 min
    Ruth Bader Ginsberg à la Madonna Magee (Encore)

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg à la Madonna Magee (Encore)

    Today in honor of the great RBG I am rerunning the fabulous Project Woo Woo interview with the brilliant Madonna Magee
    "My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent." Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Stacie from Trashy Divorces ,

Cool concept, excellent execution

I’m so glad there’s a back catalog of Project Woo Woo to listen to. This is a very smart, very funny show and I can’t wait to sneak in more episodes.

pea bear ,

Super smart and funny

Way to go Lisa Orkin! You are an inspiration and a strong voice for women. This show is clever... keep it up!

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Intriguing way to hear from masters!

I love that Project Woo Woo is so down to earth and clear about the messages of the luminaries parodied in the show. Great stuff!

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