51 episodes

"Yum's The Word" is the only show that blends old-school fun with modern-day storytelling.

Join host, Robin Gelfenbien, and some of NYC's best storytellers, comedians and writers every month for funny true stories, Mad Libs, nostalgic candy and Robin's homemade ice cream cakes.*

Past guests have included stars from "Orange is the New Black," Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Ophira Eisenberg (NPR), Joy Behar (The VIew), Tom Shillue (The Tonight Show)and more!

"We love Yum's the Word" - BonAppetit.com
Time Out New York Critics' Pick
One of "5 Comedy Shows to Watch" - Time Out Comedy
Named one of "5 Best Storytelling Series in NYC - CBS New York
Weekend Guide Recommendation - Daily Candy
"Your 9-year-old birthday party with booze and funnier friends." - Flavorpill

*Lactaid pills available at every show. Seriously.

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    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

"Yum's The Word" is the only show that blends old-school fun with modern-day storytelling.

Join host, Robin Gelfenbien, and some of NYC's best storytellers, comedians and writers every month for funny true stories, Mad Libs, nostalgic candy and Robin's homemade ice cream cakes.*

Past guests have included stars from "Orange is the New Black," Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Ophira Eisenberg (NPR), Joy Behar (The VIew), Tom Shillue (The Tonight Show)and more!

"We love Yum's the Word" - BonAppetit.com
Time Out New York Critics' Pick
One of "5 Comedy Shows to Watch" - Time Out Comedy
Named one of "5 Best Storytelling Series in NYC - CBS New York
Weekend Guide Recommendation - Daily Candy
"Your 9-year-old birthday party with booze and funnier friends." - Flavorpill

*Lactaid pills available at every show. Seriously.

    "Cabbies & Cockroaches" with Sam Dingman, Vanessa Golenia & Morgan - Ep. 48

    "Cabbies & Cockroaches" with Sam Dingman, Vanessa Golenia & Morgan - Ep. 48

    Sam Dingman (The Moth Radio Hour) shares the unusual career choice he made when he was a struggling actor in NYC. Vanessa Golenia (The Moth) reveals the unlikely gift her mom gave her for Christmas one year.

    Morgan talks about the highs and lows of her first trip to NYC. Plus, Robin and Alex share some of their favorite podcasts and more.

    • 43 min
    "A Special Tribute To Auntie" with Robin & Auntie - Ep. 47

    "A Special Tribute To Auntie" with Robin & Auntie - Ep. 47

    In honor of Auntie’s 77th birthday, we're sharing some never-before-heard footage from Auntie. She divulges her Me Too story, where she learned how to make ice cream cakes and the best birthday gift she ever got.

    Plus, she lays on the Jewish guilt thick… naturally.

    • 24 min
    "A Double Dose of Marijuana" with Gastor Almonte, Drew Prochaska & Auntie - Ep. 46

    "A Double Dose of Marijuana" with Gastor Almonte, Drew Prochaska & Auntie - Ep. 46

    Drew Prochaska (RISK!) shares the story of the unconventional way his boss boosted morale at his office. Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central) reveals the ridiculous shenanigans he got into as a teenager in East New York, Brooklyn.

    Plus, in honor of 4/20, Robin talks about the time she was drug tested and chats with Auntie about her dalliance with drugs back in the 60s.

    • 37 min
    [Update] "Stump the Rabbi" with Gianmarco Soresi & Stacey Curry - Ep. 45

    [Update] "Stump the Rabbi" with Gianmarco Soresi & Stacey Curry - Ep. 45

    Stacey Bader Curry (The Moth) discovers the meaning of Christmas and family after an unexpected encounter with a well-known Daily Show correspondent. Gianmarco Soresi (truTV) shares the story of his birthright trip when he takes Rabbi Shlomo to task during a game of "Stump the Rabbi."

    Plus, Robin shares the origin of her last name and tests Gianmarco on his Yiddish knowledge.

    • 32 min
    "Catfishing the KKK" (The March Madness Ep.) with Josh Johnson, Dawn Fraser & Auntie - Ep. 44

    "Catfishing the KKK" (The March Madness Ep.) with Josh Johnson, Dawn Fraser & Auntie - Ep. 44

    Dawn J. Fraser (TEDNYC) recalls a hairy situation she got into in Brazil. Josh Johnson (The Daily Show) reveals the hysterical and outrageous ways he spent his free time as a teenager.

    Auntie leaves Robin a hilarious voicemail. Robin geeks out over March Madness, shares a very cool experience she had recently and tries her hand at rapping.

    • 48 min
    "Happy Pi Day!" with Zak Shusterman - Ep. 43

    "Happy Pi Day!" with Zak Shusterman - Ep. 43

    In honor of Pi Day, Robin and Alex sit down with Pros(e) of Pie host and co-producer, Zak Shusterman to talk all things pie and storytelling. Plus, they discuss Pi(e) Days past, the outrage that unfolded between Zak’s show and Yum’s the Word, pie puns… natch and more.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Lovenhappy ,

My favorite podcast!

If you need a smile or just want to listen to great storytelling, this is the podcast for you. Highly recommended! I can’t wait to go to a live show.

Profenyc ,

Get a delicious taste of great stories!

This podcast has the most engaging, endearing, exhilarating, emotional, and hysterical stories by the best of storytellers. Get your hefty dose of humanity in all its wonder from these episodes!

bluchucks ,

Escape to a place for stories, laughter, puns, yiddish, & auntie

This podcast is like sneaking downstairs to listen to all the eccentric guests at your parents' cocktail party after they told you to go to bed.

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