Renaissance man Harris Wittels bonds with fellow theater kid Har Mar on this week’s Nocturnal Emotions! Harris & Har Mar talk about the idea of marriage, the stigma of being a theater kid, and what the best nights to rage are. Harris also tells us about what happened to his Twitter account Groups of Dudes, takes umbrage with certain tv shows, and shares an embarrassing story that makes him cringe to this day. Then we hear the origin of Harris’ band name, the guys create a network friendly multi-cam comedy, and Harris brings Analyze Phish into the Nocturnal Emotions universe as they play Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song with Phish’s “Gumbo.”
Harris Wittels and Scott Aukerman are back to catch up on Harris’ recent Phish experience and to pass the figurative torch. Paul F. Tompkins and Howard Kremer are comedians who love the 1975 classic film Jaws. Paul & Howard have decided to introduce Jaws to Shelby Fero, who has not seen the film but has absorbed aspects of the film through pop culture. We’ll learn how much Shelby knows about Jaws, which classic films she has seen, and why her fear of jellyfish is higher than her fear of sharks. Will Shelby love Jaws as much as Paul and Howard? You’ll have to listen to find out!
It’s that time of year where you try to not get burned when roasting chestnuts over an open fire and have the whole family gather round the ol’ computer for a special holiday podcast treat! Scott welcomes fan favorite Harris Wittels as he tells us about his new book/stocking stuffer Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty and showcases a brand new edition of Harris’ Foam Corner. Bjork, Neil Young, and Billy Braggart serenade us with some holiday cheer and Paul Rust has a couple of New Ho Ho Hos for us. Ice-T gives us a history lesson on Santa Claus and Bill Cosby-Bukowski makes up a holiday themed Jelloem. Then first timer Liz joins in on the festivities to talk about her new reality show “Publicity.” Merry Christmas!