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Make My Day is a pop culture and politics game show where comedians compete to put a positive spin on the news and cheer up host Josh Gondelman. Josh Gondelman is an optimist at heart, but even he needs some help from his friends to stay upbeat. If you want to know what's going on in the world without actually reading the news or wading through the cesspool of social media, Make My Day is the show for you.

Make My Day with Josh Gondelman Starburns Audio

    • Comedy
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Make My Day is a pop culture and politics game show where comedians compete to put a positive spin on the news and cheer up host Josh Gondelman. Josh Gondelman is an optimist at heart, but even he needs some help from his friends to stay upbeat. If you want to know what's going on in the world without actually reading the news or wading through the cesspool of social media, Make My Day is the show for you.

    The Boos and the Bops with Ziwe

    The Boos and the Bops with Ziwe

    Ziwe (host of an amazing Instagram Live show, writer for Desus & Mero) competes to cheer Josh up! Ziwe sets the all-time Make My Day high score by crushing a game of Discomfort to This Comfort (which Josh probably could have come up with a better name for). She then splits her $100 grand prize winnings between the Food Bank for New York City, the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and a purchase of stamps. Finally, Josh and Ziwe give pep talks for people who are slightly under the weather and people who don't read the whole email.
    Follow Ziwe on Instagram and watch her Live show every Thursday at 8pm: https://www.instagram.com/ziwef/
    Follow Ziwe on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ziwe
    Listen to Generation Ziwe: https://generationziwe.com/music
    Donate to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute: https://marshap.org/donate/
    Donate to the Food Bank For New York City: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/#
    (You know where to buy stamps, I assume!)
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    • 29 min
    Send Your Poison Out with Scaachi Koul

    Send Your Poison Out with Scaachi Koul

    Scaachi Koul (host of the new podcast Not Great) competes to cheer Josh up! Scaachi sets the all-time Make My Day high score by crushing a game of You Spite Up My Life. She then donates her $100 grand prize winnings to the Lebanese Red Cross. And finally, Josh and Scaachi give pep talks for people whose enemies appear to be thriving, and to anyone having a hard time with a creative project.

    Subscribe to Not Great, Scaachi's new podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/not-great-with-scaachi-koul/id1524565091
    Buy Scaachi's book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250121028
    Donate to the Lebanese Red Cross: https://supportlrc.app/
    Follow Scaachi on Twitter and Instagram:
    www.twitter.com/scaachi
    www.instagram.com/scaachi
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    • 32 min
    Godzilla's Bride with Alison Leiby and Halle Kiefer

    Godzilla's Bride with Alison Leiby and Halle Kiefer

    Alison Leiby and Halle Kiefer (hosts of the brand new podcast Ruined) compete to cheer Josh up! Together they demystify several common fears in a game of Scare Buds, setting the all-time Make My Day high score. Both contestants decide to donate their grand prize winnings to the Milwaukee Freedom Fund. Plus, pep talks for aliens, couscous, and anyone who is worried their house might be haunted.

    Subscribe to Ruined, Alison and Halle's horror/comedy podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ruined-with-alison-leiby-and-halle-kiefer/id1528202364

    Donate to the Milwaukee Freedom Fund: https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/mkefreedomfund/index.html

    Follow Alison and Halle on social media:
    www.twitter.com/alisonleiby
    www.instagram.com/alisonleiby
    www.twitter.com/hallekiefer
    www.instagram.com/hallekiefer
    www.instragram.com/ruinedpodcast
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    • 33 min
    Be Nice to That Duck with Jill Twiss

    Be Nice to That Duck with Jill Twiss

    Jill Twiss (A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, new book Everyone Gets a Say, Last Week Tonight) competes to cheer Josh up! Jill gives a masterful performance matching animals with silly names in a game of Who The Wild Things Are, setting the all-time Make My Day high score. Jill donates her $100 grand prize winnings to Alice's Kids. Plus, pep talks for theater kids and for animals who have had their names changed.
    Buy Jill's new children's book Everyone Gets a Say and her other books here: https://www.jilltwiss.com
    Donate to Alice's Kids: https://aliceskids.orgFollow Jill on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jilltwiss
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    • 29 min
    Blank and Blank with John Hodgman

    Blank and Blank with John Hodgman

    John Hodgman (Dicktown on FXX, The Daily Show, so many great books) competes to cheer Josh up! In the spirit of his most recent book, Medallion Status, John Hodgman sets a new all-time Make My Day high score by creating the greatest secret society ever. After a round of dominant game play, Hodgman donates his $100 grand prize to the Portland Protest Bail Fund. Plus, a pep talk (and some tough love) for people who are worried their friends don't like them anymore!
    Watch Dicktown on FXX and Hulu!
    Check out bit.ly/GETYOURFRIENDS and donate to the Portland Protest Bail Fund: https://pdxgdc.com/
    Purchase John Hodgman's most recent book, Medallion Status (and then his other books): bit.ly/MEDALLIONSTATUS
    Follow John Hodgman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/hodgman
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    • 28 min
    Legal Grey Area with Daniel Kibblesmith

    Legal Grey Area with Daniel Kibblesmith

    Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Santa's Husband) competes to cheer Josh up! To help clarify who is the guest and who is the host (because people say they look so much alike) this week's game is The Kibblesmith Identity. Daniel sets a new all-time Make My Day high score and donates his $100 grand prize to the ACLU. Plus, pep talks for guys who go bald young and teenagers who take jokes literally online.
    Preorder Princess Dinosaur, Daniel's new children's book: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316457606
    Donate to the ACLU: https://action.aclu.org/give/now
    Follow Daniel on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kibblesmith
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    • 31 min

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