4 episodes

On The Improverbial Podcast Pete and Lisa unearth obscure old sayings from around the world- and
invent absurd new proverbs on the spot. It’s a mashup of improv comedy, positive psychology, human
development theory, and idiomatic weirdness.

The Improverbia‪l‬ Pete Kirkwood & Lisa Thauvette

    • Improv
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

On The Improverbial Podcast Pete and Lisa unearth obscure old sayings from around the world- and
invent absurd new proverbs on the spot. It’s a mashup of improv comedy, positive psychology, human
development theory, and idiomatic weirdness.

    Gauntlet Throwing

    Gauntlet Throwing

    In this episode, Lisa and Pete explore a real proverb (“Throw Down the Gauntlet”) and invent a new one (“When Given the Choice Between the Pinnacle or the Manacle, Choose the Pinnacle”).

    Pete Kirkwood is fascinated with the science of well-being, with economics, and with the intersection between the two. That’s why he’s called The Happitalist.

    For more about Pete-https://traversecityworkshop.com

    Lisa Thauvette’s background is in education and human development, but she’s also an improv ninja. That’s why she’s called The Tilt Thinker.

    For more about Lisa-http://www.tiltthink.com/

    This podcast is a part of The Boardman Review Podcast Collective in collaboration with Cold Shower Media. For more about The Boardman Review follow the link https://www.theboardmanreview.com. Or, if you're interested in your own podcast, follow the link https://www.coldshowermedia.com to learn how Cold Shower Media can best serve you.

    • 27 min
    Bathwater Baby

    Bathwater Baby

    In this episode, Lisa and Pete explore a real proverb (“Don't Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater”) and invent a new one (“Behold the Kidneys of your Concubine they are Pure, but they are Outside”).

    Pete Kirkwood is fascinated with the science of well-being, with economics, and with the intersection between the two. That’s why he’s called The Happitalist.

    For more about Pete-https://traversecityworkshop.com

    Lisa Thauvette’s background is in education and human development, but she’s also an improv ninja. That’s why she’s called The Tilt Thinker.

    For more about Lisa-http://www.tiltthink.com/

    This podcast is a part of The Boardman Review Podcast Collective in collaboration with Cold Shower Media. For more about The Boardman Review follow the link https://www.theboardmanreview.com. Or, if you're interested in your own podcast, follow the link https://www.coldshowermedia.com to learn how Cold Shower Media can best serve you.

    • 21 min
    Slippery Farts

    Slippery Farts

    In this episode, Lisa and Pete explore a real proverb that translates to (“Slippery Farts”) and invent a new one (“the crook of the jackrabbits eyebrow will tell you much about your future”).

    Pete Kirkwood is fascinated with the science of well-being, with economics, and with the intersection between the two. That’s why he’s called The Happitalist.

    For more about Pete-https://traversecityworkshop.com

    Lisa Thauvette’s background is in education and human development, but she’s also an improv ninja. That’s why she’s called The Tilt Thinker.

    For more about Lisa-http://www.tiltthink.com/

    This podcast is a part of The Boardman Review Podcast Collective in collaboration with Cold Shower Media. For more about The Boardman Review follow the link https://www.theboardmanreview.com. Or, if you're interested in your own podcast, follow the link https://www.coldshowermedia.com to learn how Cold Shower Media can best serve you.

    • 27 min
    Season 1 Episode 1- Nine Yards

    Season 1 Episode 1- Nine Yards

    In this episode, Lisa and Pete explore a real proverb (“the whole nine yards”) and invent a new one (“when you use a halter-top as a visor, even the blind can see”).

    Pete Kirkwood is fascinated with the science of well-being, with economics, and with the intersection between the two. That’s why he’s called The Happitalist.

    For more about Pete-https://traversecityworkshop.com

    Lisa Thauvette’s background is in education and human development, but she’s also an improv ninja. That’s why she’s called The Tilt Thinker.

    For more about Lisa-http://www.tiltthink.com/

    This podcast is a part of The Boardman Review Podcast Collective in collaboration with Cold Shower Media. For more about The Boardman Review follow the link https://www.theboardmanreview.com. Or, if you're interested in your own podcast, follow the link https://www.coldshowermedia.com to learn how Cold Shower Media can best serve you. 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

cuplickity ,

Awesome humor

These two are funny, irreverent, brilliant, and real. A great podcast idea, well done!

NoMIFrank ,

A Great Intellectual & 2021 Funny Distraction

I love that they've done real research, talk about real proverbs, and are REAL funny. The made up proverb section is hilarious. They have great chemistry. I'll be listening.

Consultant Joe ,

Witty and Funny

Lisa and Pete discuss (hilariously) phrase origins and speculate on where the proverbs come from, then create their own. It’s like improv meets A Way with Words. You’ll be smiling and be a touch smarter.

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