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Comedian and professor Wayne Federman has spent his life studying the art and history of standup comedy. Join him and fellow student, Andrew Steven, as they look back at some of standup’s most interesting moments, places, and people.

The History of Standup The Podglomerate

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 323 Ratings

Comedian and professor Wayne Federman has spent his life studying the art and history of standup comedy. Join him and fellow student, Andrew Steven, as they look back at some of standup’s most interesting moments, places, and people.

    Introducing Book Dreams

    Introducing Book Dreams

    Book Dream is a podcast for everyone who loves books and can’t stop wondering about them. Over the past sixty-plus episodes, co-hosts Julie Sternberg and Eve Yohalem have explored everything from bibliotherapy to the who, what, when, where, and why of books bound in human skin. 
    Whether they’re talking to Bryan Washington about how reading cookbooks as a kid helped him become one of President Obama’s favorite authors; or to Professor Rebecca Falkoff about hoarding in her family specifically and in society more broadly, Book Dreams explores topics we can’t stop thinking about. 
    In this episode, comedian and author Adrianne Chalepah discusses the formative influence of her Native American heritage and upbringing on her comedy. And comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff shares stories of Native Americans who have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to influence and advance comedy.
    Book Dreams is brought to you by The Podglomerate. New episodes run every Thursday.
    You can listen by subscribing to BOOK DREAMS on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening to this show.
     
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    • 53 min
    Introducing Green Eggs & Dan

    Introducing Green Eggs & Dan

    Taking a new look at “you are what you eat,” comedian Dan Ahdoot (Cobra Kai and Kevin James's The Crew) brings listeners in on conversations about food, life, and more, with some of his most entertaining friends. Not your typical, holier-than-thou food show, Green Eggs and Dan is the type of food podcast you’d make with your friends around the table, roasting more than just the food. This season, guests including legendary chef Jacques Pépin, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Food Lab author J. Kenji López-Alt, and Emmy-winning actor Henry Winkler will show Dan what’s in their fridges.
    In the first episode of season 4, Dan talks to legendary chef Jacques Pépin about creating accessible recipes, his relationship with Julia Child, and working as the personal chef to three French heads of state. Subscribe, listen, and discover something new about what your food says about you on “Green Eggs & Dan.” Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
     
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    • 47 min
    Introducing Trail Weight

    Introducing Trail Weight

    Trail Weight follows a year in Andrew Steven's life as he attempts to lose weight and process grief as he traverses a hike through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Through audio diaries, recordings from the trail, and conversations with authors, experts, Olympians, and special guests, Andrew takes listeners through an eye-opening adventure of self-discovery.
    In this episode, Andrew frames his journey from the perspective of his life's narrative arc and begins to plan his hike, only to find himself stuck in cycle of repeating loss. Listen to Trail Weight everywhere podcasts are available.
     
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    • 47 min
    Scenes and Venues (Bonus Episode)

    Scenes and Venues (Bonus Episode)

    A brief look at where we’ve been and were were going as we continue exploring the history of standup. Featuring moments with James Adomian, Cameron Esposito, Pete Holmes, Nick Kroll, Emily V. Gordon, Dana Gould, Paula Poundstone, Lily Tomlin, and Willie Tyler (but not Lester).
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
    The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.
     
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    • 9 min
    Lyons Den and The Lincoln Lodge

    Lyons Den and The Lincoln Lodge

    Hear how an open mic and an alt room become the center of standup in Chicago in the early 2000s.
    Featuring Interviews with Nate Craig, Matt Dwyer, Cameron Esposito, Emily V. Gordon, Pete Holmes, Kyle Kinane, John Roy, and Nick Vatterott.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
    This episode was sponsored by Oso Delicious Hot Sauce.
    The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.
     
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    • 44 min
    Meltdown

    Meltdown

    Find out how, for six years, the back room of a comic book store became one of the best independent standup venues in the United States.
    Featuring interviews with James Adomian, Marcella Arguello, Pete Holmes, Nick Kroll, Emily V. Gordon, Dana Gould, Howard Kremer and Jonah Ray.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
    This episode was sponsored by Oso Delicious Hot Sauce.
    The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.
     
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 Ratings

MoonBooksBrandon ,

A must listen for any fan of stand up comedy

Being a life long fan of stand up comedy I was looking for something to listen to to enrich my knowledge of the behind the scenes of stand up. I got that and so much more from The History of Standup.

I wholeheartedly recommend this podcast to any fan of comedy!

Comedy Fan 007 ,

Wow! The best comedy podcast or any podcast hands down

It’s obvious they put a ton of work into every episode. The hosts do a great job of letting the subject shine. This is not one of those thrown together podcasts where the hosts talk all over each other trying to be entertaining. This is a high quality, in depth, well-researched, and fun podcast. Simply the tops. If you love comedy, history, or are a fan of podcasts, you really need to listen and subscribe to this podcast. You’ll be so glad you did.

audio fan 781 ,

A joy

Such a joy to
Listen to. I hope there will be more.

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