The Sklar’s leave the studio to visit Jesse Thorn but bring the calming shores with them on today’s edition of Sklarbro Country! They talk about Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea, a wild night out for the Milwaukee Brewer’s Sausage, and a 22 year old man going back to high school to play some hoop. They talk to Jesse about his childhood in San Francisco and his sports fandom, his love of Bill James, his parent’s checkered pasts, and his philosophy behind broadcasting. Also discussed are Jesse’s favorite interviews, the Maximum Fun boat cruise, and Ian Mackaye’s deep knowledge of Bounce. The guys then get deep and talk about the future potential of podcasting. And at the end Hesse regales us with his popular Fantasy segment- This week: fantasy podcasters. Fans of the genre, you don’t want to miss this.
Indie comic darling Eugene Mirman visits the calming shores to talk about the first time he met Randy & Jason in New York, opening for bands such as The Shins, and moving to America from Russia at the age of 4. He also tells us about how the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival started as a joke, explains water boarding during a round of Quick Hits, and has the craziest walking with Michael Stipe at a Mexican music festival story ever. You have to tune in to hear it!!! Plus, our resident Fantasy-ologist Jesse Thorn is here to get us ready for Super Bowl Sunday by giving us some tips for picking last minute dips and sauces.
Comedy legend Paul Provenza visits the calming shores on this week’s Sklarbro Country! Paul talks about the vision behind his shows Comics Only & The Green Room, tells us about the origin of The Aristocrats film, and explains how comedy saved his life. He also shares the story of how the improvised stand-up show Set List came to fruition. Plus, our resident Fantasy-ologist Jesse Thorn returns for his roundup of Fantasy Political Pundits!
Fans of gratuitous side boob are in luck as we discuss Barb Wire on today’s How Did This Get Made! America’s Radio Sweetheart Jesse Thorn joins us to talk about Barb’s wardrobe being full of black leather bustiers, Big Fatso’s amazing performance, and how this movie is a rip-off of Casablanca. Plus, we cover the crotch biting dog, prostitute medical cards, and steel bikini torture.
Grab your prom champagne flukes, folks! This episode is otter nonsense! We’ve got How Did This Get Made host and The Dictator star Jason Mantzoukas sharing what it was like to improvise with Sacha Baron Cohen and hug Gandhi (Sir Ben Kingsley). We’ve also have a holy fantasy report from Jesse Thorn, with his roundup of Fantasy Deities. So if you’re a British lady hurdler or a fan of Al Jazeera’s lacrosse coverage you’re gonna wanna check this episode out. Hotzi. Hit that!
Their newest standup album, Hendersons And Daughters, is less sports-focused, exploring the construction of Grimms’ fairy tales, disturbing Google search auto-fills, and Scarlett Johansson’s singing voice. They talked to us about doing the thing that’s least expected, from avoiding the predictable twin gimmicks in their comedy to making sports jokes funny to non-sports-fans.
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