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Reviews: 20

Mary MacDonald
 Jun 18, 2019

 May 16, 2019
I really *want* to love this podcast. Paula has such an amazing mind, it's fascinating just to hear where it goes! But for some reason Adam won't let Paula be Paula and insists on turning everything into an argument.

 May 10, 2019
Excellent value for your entertainment dollar!

 May 5, 2019
I really enjoy this podcast. my favorite part is that Adam is on every show. My second favorite part is their ongoing inside jokes.

 Feb 10, 2019


Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?" Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 50: Coupling with Penn Jillette!

On our 50th (yes, 50th!) episode, we welcome Penn Jillette to help us figure out if Paula & Adam can have the same longevity as Penn & Teller. How have they made that relationship last for 40 years? Does it help that only one of them talks? Because that does NOT seem to be an option in our case. Also— Paula makes it into a medical journal, we’re hot in Panama, and we reveal the results of the Toni Anita Hull/Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns Laugh-Off!

Penn Jillette
Magician, relationship expert
Twitter: @pennjillette
Facebook: @PennAndTeller

House band
Aaron Shaw, Bagpipes
Facebook: @AaronShaw921

Jun 24, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 49: Men in Black&Blue

Vacation show! Paula and Adam enjoy their week off by getting you ready for "Men in Black: International." How? By reviewing the Men in Blue: 2011's "The Smurfs." Get it? Not sure we do either. But also we explore our Moldovan fan base and our newfound respect for silverback gorillas.

House band
Sean Hughes, guitar

Jun 17, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 48: To Pimp a Butterfinger

Paula's righteous rage at the allegedly "improved" Butterfinger recipe has boiled over, and renowned composer, producer and professor Jae Deal is on hand to help her channel that rage through rap. Also, we provide a visual guide to facial cues for our listeners, all while contending with an unexpected Komodo dragon.

Jae Deal
Award-winning composer, music producer and orchestrator. Professor, USC’s Thornton School of Music
IG: @jaedeal
Twitter: @jaedeal
Facebook: @jaedeal100

House band:
Sean Hughes, guitar

Jun 10, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 47: Lily Tomlin and Sweden- Our Show's BFFs!

Paula breaks out the big guns in her quest to improve her auditioning skills: Lily Tomlin joins us for a very special "Outside the Actor's Studio!" Also, our popularity around the world grows with an ESL class in Sweden. What do they think of us in Scandinavia, and can Paula slow down enough for them to understand her at all?

Lily Tomlin
IMDB: Lily Tomlin

House Band:
Jamie Chamberlin, Opera Singer
IG: @darlingdivajmc
Facebook: @jamiechamberlinsoprano

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Jun 03, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 46: To the Moon Paula, To The Moon!

Look, we’ve investigated possible jobs for Paula on our “Career Corner,” but have we ever appraised her abilities as an astronaut!? No, not until now. Actual astronaut James Kelly lets us know if Paula has the right (Double) Stuf for the job. Also - we delve into graduation season, DNA tests for pets, and we test Paula to see how many of her own vocabulary words she’s retained. One small lexicon for Paula... one giant leap—oh, you get the picture!

James Kelly, astronaut

House band:
Rachel Van Amburgh, English Horn
Instagram: @rvamburgh
YouTube: Rachel Van Amburgh

May 27, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 45: Animals Are Just Like Us!

Can Paula make it as a zookeeper? Join us for a very special Career Corner as genuine zoo manager Gary Wilson helps us discover just how far Paula can go with the animal kingdom. Also, we test the limits of compression socks. Recommended last week. Tried this week. Do they work!?

Gary Wilson
Professor, Exotic Animal Training and Management Program
Moorpark College
Website: America's Teaching Zoo

House band:
Omar Leyva, Percussion

May 20, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 44: The Green New Deal Finds its Footing

Paula and Adam seek help on the one thing they agree on: Their feet hurt. Fortunately, we have podiatrist Dr. Patrick Levine on hand (or "on foot?") to offer advice. Then we welcome public policy expert Dr. Christian Grose to help us understand the Green New Deal and let us know if our planet is doomed (SPOILER ALERT: Yes. It probably is.). Also, we listen to a hot new batch of potential theme songs, and take a look at how our podcast is charting around the world!

Dr. Patrick Levine
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Dr. Christian Grose
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Southern California
Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
Website: Dr. Christian Grose
Twitter: @christiangrose
You can find his book on Amazon

House band:
Longo Chu, fiddler
Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
FB: @longochu
IG: @longochu

May 13, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 43: Pets, Landlords, and Where You Stand with Them

Paula can’t get a decent video of her cats, so we take a very big stick to this very small problem: Wildlife cinematographer Ignacio Walker, fresh off a job with Netflix’ “Our Planet” drops by to offer his tips. Then: We’ve explored Paula’s house, from her bees to her mold, but we haven’t explored her rights..Chancela Al-Mansour from the Housing Rights Center lets us know where Paula stands. Also, do Hawaiian Chips really transport you to an island paradise, as they claim? We eat the chip to see if we get the trip.

Ignacio Walker
Cinematographer and Wildlife Cinematographer
IG: @primowalker
FB: @primowalkercine
Twitter: @primowalker

Chancela Al-Mansour
Executive Director, Housing Rights Center
Twitter: @hrc_la

House band
Aedan MacDonnell, Celtic harp
FB: @aedanmacdonnell
YouTube: Aedan MacDonnell

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May 06, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 42 - The Meat Locker

On a very special episode of NLTPP, Paula and Adam find themselves trapped in a meat locker! Facing certain death, they reminisce about some of the best moments of their podcast, including their review of "Rocky" and learning to sing our national anthem together. Will they survive? Tune in!

Jeremy Frank
Associate Chorus Master at LA Opera
Part Time Lecturer in the Vocal Arts and Opera Department at USC


Apr 29, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 41 - The Avengers (and How to Get a Job with Them)

We’ve been exploring career options for Paula on our “Career Corner,” but could she actually landany of the jobs she might apply for? Job interview guru Joseph Ingam drops by to give Paula some pointers on how to make a lasting impression that isn’t just, “Wow, she sure can talk.” Then, just in time for the release of blockbuster-in-waiting “Avengers: Endgame,” Paula and Adam review “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to see if we can help you decide whether to see the new one. [SPOILER ALERT: We can’t. You’ve already made up your mind. Admit it!]

Joseph Ingam
Head Coach, Interview SOS
Facebook: @InterviewSOSLLC
Twitter: @Interview_SOS

House band:
Mara Wells, harmonica

Apr 22, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 40 - Fred Willard and Sirius Business

Paula’s dog Sirius (AKA “PodDog”) may be getting a new brother or sister sometime soon, so we have certified dog trainer Tracy James on hand to teach us how to teach a new dog old tricks, and vice versa. Then, the legendary Fred Willard stops by to help Paula with her non-legendary audition skills in our continuing series, “Outside the Actors’ Studio.” Plus, both Paula and Ray Horseman Studios have new neighbors - termites and a marijuana dispensary, respectively.

Tracy James
Head Hound, “Feet & Paws”
Certified Dog Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer
Facebook: @feetandpaws
IG: @feetandpaws
YouTube: Feet and Paws

Fred Willard
IMDB: Fred Willard

House Band:
Tyler Grinham, electric guitar
Facebook: @thelittlemissmusic
Instagram: @thelittlemiss_

Hello Fresh

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Apr 15, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 39 - In Harmony™®

Paula’s got a brilliant idea for a new cat litter box, but how can she make sure it doesn’t get stolen by Big Litter? Intellection property attorney Michael Cohen (no, not THAT one) is here to explain patent law. And the LA Opera’s Jeremy Frank stops by again, this time to attempt to teach Paula and Adam to sing in harmony. Also, does life really taste better when you do it with Daisy (sour cream)? We put that claim through our rigorous testing process.

Michael Cohen
Intellectual Property Attorney
Owner, Cohen IP Law Group
Facebook: @LATrademark
Twitter: @trademarkpatent

Jeremy Frank
Associate Chorus Master at LA Opera
Part Time Lecturer in the Vocal Arts and Opera Department at USC

House band
Ian Wurfl, percussionist
Instagram: @ianwurfl
YouTube: Ian Wurfl

Apr 08, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 38 - Total Non-Recall

Remember that thing you said you weren’t going to forget? Paula doesn’t. Which is why we have cognitive psychologist Dr. Alan Castel on hand to help us jog our memories. Which, it turns out, might involve actual jogging. And speaking of things that are going once... going twice... in this week’s Career Corner, Auction Specialist Zack Krone helps us find out if Paula has a future as an auctioneer. Also, if Paula has no future at all, at least we’ve now discovered what we’ll be listening to at her funeral.

Dr. Alan Castel
Professor at UCLA, Cognitive Psychologist
Author, “Better with Age: The Psychology Successful Aging”
Website: Alan Castel

Zack Krone
Benefit Auction Specialist
Owner, California Coast Auctions

House band:
Christin Webb, contrabasoon

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Apr 01, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Episode 37 - Say Hello to our Little Friends

It’s the second and final week of the Maximum Fun Pledge Drive, and we’re ever-closer to our self-decreed goal of 10,000 new members. Actually, we don’t know how close we are, but if we hit it, we’ll throw a party. And if we throw a party, it’ll be with the help of our guest, events planner Beth Helmstetter! Also, in preparation for the release of Tim Burton’s “Dumbo,” Paula and Adam review a related classic, Brian De Palma’s “Scarface!” We promise this makes sense. A little. Also, meet the first winner of our Hotel Soap Contest, and we find a whole class full of Nobodies listening to Paula Poundstone... in Sweden!

Beth Helmstetter
Owner, Beth Helmstetter Events
Instagram: @bethhelmstetter
Facebook: @bethhelmstetterevents
Twitter: @bethhelmstetter

House band
Daniel Grimsland, electric bass
Spotify: The Little Miss
The Grape And The Grain
Instagram: @danielgrimsland
Facebook: @danielgrimslandmusic

Mar 25, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 36 - Genes n’ Schemes

It’s the first week of the Maximum Fun Pledge Drive, wherein we show what we’re made of. Literally. Genetics guru Dr. Wayne Grody walks us through the human genome, and explains why its riddles go a little bit deeper than “23andMe.” But we’re not calling it a rip-off, because we’ve got forensic psychologist Dr. Jasmine Tehrani on hand to tell us what a REAL con job is all about. Plus, we don’t just get into Paula and Adam’s genes, we also get into their jeans. And we find out if either are too tight.

Dr. Wayne Grody
Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine

Dr. Jasmine Tehrani
Professor of Psychology, USC
Forensic Psychologist

House band
Eric Kalver, drums
Instagram: @ewicdwums
Facebook: @erickalvermusic

Mar 18, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 35 - Bill Irwin and Bear Attacks

The second time’s the charm - we found a survivalist who survived Miranda Street and made it to the studio! Dan Baird from the California Survival School schools us on disaster preparedness and, yes, surviving bear attacks. Then, Paula’s quest to improve her audition skills continues with our special guest coach, actor Bill Irwin! Find out how Bill lands his roles through the power... of socks. Also, celebrity encounters and theme songs round out this Very Special NLTPP.

Dan Baird
World's Leading Back-country Primitive Survival Expert & Guide
Owner, California Survival School
Instagram: @California_Survival_School

Bill Irwin

House band:
Jason Shine, melodica

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Mar 11, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 34 - Magic Fingers, Butterfingers, and the Long Finger of the Law

The outrage is palpable as Paula processes a horrifying betrayal: Butterfinger has an “improved” new recipe! Investigations and taste-tests ensue, including a cameo from the actual “Mikey” from the Life cereal commercials. Then we dig deeeep into massage with neuromuscular therapist Michael Greenspan. And finally, do you love or hate the urban scooter craze? It turns out that personal injury attorneys love it... and hate it. Attorney Catherine Lerer walks us through how even if the revolution won’t be televised... it WILL be litigated.

Michael Greenspan
Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, Owner, Massage Revolution
Facebook: @MassageRevolution
IG: @massagerevolution
YouTube: @LosAngelesMassage

Catherine Lerer
Personal Injury Attorney, Partner - McGee, Lerer & Associates
Facebook: @mcgeelerer
Instagram: @mcgeelerer

House band:
Jaclyn Rainey, french horn
Associate Principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Mar 04, 2019
Nobody listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 33 - Surviving Paula’s Place - Ping Pong and Mold

In this episode we explore the two things that make Paula’s home challenging: Ping-pong and mold. First, table tennis champion Kim Gilbert lets us in on all the deep secrets of her craft... including basic rules. Then, Dr. Marc Meth (yes, real name!) re-educates us about the horrors of mold. Spoiler alert: Way less horrifying than you thought. Thanks, Internet! Also, will you be framed for “vomiting in your Uber?” If you live in Miami...mayhap. Mayhap.


Kim Gilbert
Professional table tennis champion
Twitter: @pingpongkimi
Instagram: @pingpongkimi
LinkedIn: @KimGilbert

Dr. Marc Meth
Board Certified Allergist, Century City Allergy
Twitter: @laallergydoc

House band
Hayley Johnson, Guitar and Whistle
Facebook: @thelittlemissmusic
Instagram: @thelittlemiss_
Spotify: The Little Miss
SoundCloud: The Little Miss
YouTube: @thelittlemisshayley

Feb 25, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 32 - Ol’ Whatsername Has Never Looked Better!

Is Paula’s trainer really doing what’s best for her, or does he just get better cell reception on the gym floor? Kelly Dormandy, head strength and conditioning coach for the LA Sparks, explains peak fitness without breaking a sweat. Then - why can’t Paula and Adam recognize each other? USC’s Dr. Irving Biederman walks us through the science of facial recognition, and why some of us suck at it. Also, Paula and Adam discuss which was less pleasant - the Polar Vortex in the Midwest or the possum in our faces on Miranda Street.


Kelly Dormandy
Assistant Athletics Director, Strength & Conditioning, Loyola Marymount University
Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning, LA Sparks

Dr. Irving Biederman
Director of the Image Understanding Laboratory, USC
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychology, & Computer Science, USC

House band:
Dave Fortin, double bass

Feb 18, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 31 - Love for Sale. And for Rent.

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we talk to a bonafide matchmaker to find out why what she offers is better than Swiping Right. Then, in anticipation of this year’s rom-com “Isn’t it Romantic,” Paula and Adam revisit the most successful rom-com of all time, “Pretty Woman.” Does it hold up? And what, exactly, is being held up? Plus, was Paula hasty in rebranding the “tramp stamp?” Our Dutch friends tell us why we should’ve gone for “ass antlers.”


Katie Chen
Matchmaker and Co-Founder, Catch Matchmaking
Youtube: @CatchMatchmaking
Facebook: @catchmatchmaking
Instagram: @catch_matchmaking

House band
Anjelina Noh, Euphonium
Facebook: @anjilurr
Instagram: @anjilurr


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Feb 11, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 30 - Jetspeed and Gumshoe

Long before Facebook and Google, there were other people who pried into your personal life for money. We talk to Bruce Robertson, Private Investigator, to find out how the game has changed. Then: Prepare for a sudden drop in cabin pressure - you’re flying Poundstone Air. Would Paula soar as a corporate flight attendant? President of Jet Set Aviation Professionals, Kimberlyn Allen drops in for our Career Corner. Also - Theme Songs! An update on The Thomas Coyne Affair! And a special announcement concerning Paula hosting the Oscars.

Bruce Robertson
President of Tristar Investigation

Kimberlyn Allen
President and Founder of Jet Set Aviation Professionals
Twitter: @kimberlynallen
Instagram: @kimberlynallen

House band
Aleksei Chebeliuk, accordion
Instagram: @chebeliuk
Facebook: @alekseichebeliuk

Feb 04, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 29 - The Marvelous Ms. Poundstone

Remember when we had that anxiety expert talk Paula through her audition nerves? How’d that work out? Well, this week we have casting director Jeanie Bacharach on hand to fine tune Paula’s technique. And teacher Jason Shine comes by to talk about homework. We originally had some great questions, but the dog ate ‘em. Also - online kerfuffles! Paula and Adam have had a couple, and they do their level best to either find common ground or make things worse.

House band
Hanalina Lucero-Colin, ukulele

Jeanie Bacharach
Casting Director
Emmy Award Winner (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and a five-time nominee

Jason Shine
Lead Teacher, Brighton Hall

Hanalina Lucero-Colin
Instagram: @hanalinatime


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Jan 28, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 28: O’er the Land of the Debt Free...

How do you manage wealth when you don’t have any? Stephen “Smart Money Steve” Rischall instructs Paula how to avoid going back to the days when she ate salt for dinner and sugar for dessert. Then LA Opera Chorus Master Jeremy Frank coaches Paula on how to sing our national anthem and thus rake in those sweet pre-game gigs. Also, Adam tries to help Paula improve her party chat skills, and we revisit our worst sponsor ever: Ed’s Dehydration Pills.

House band
Rachel Van Amburgh, oboe


Stephen Rischall
Certified Financial Planner, Navalign Wealth Partners
Twitter: smartmoneysteve
Instagram: @smartmoneysteve
Facebook: smartmoneysteve

Associate Chorus Master at LA Opera and a Part Time Lecturer in the Vocal Arts and Opera Department at USC

Rachel Van Amburgh
Instagram: @rvamburgh
YouTube: Rachel Van Amburgh

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Jan 21, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 27: Putting Your Best Face Forward

Paula has an audition coming up, so it’s fitting that we’re looking into Looking Good and Feeling Good. First, plastic surgeon Dr. David Rosenberg explains what it takes to take away a tattoo - how do you get that anchor removed from your bulging forearm before you apply for that job at the spinach factory. Then, therapist Marc Weiss explains how to cope with anxiety, and how Paula can conquer it before her audition. Also - hot sauce! Is “El Diablo” actually the work of the Devil?

House band
Eric Kalver, drums

Dr. David Rosenberg
Board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills
Facebook: @rosenberg.plastics
Instagram: @rosenberg_plastics

Marc Weiss
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pasadena and Toluca Lake
Facebook: @mwmft
Twitter: @marc_weiss_LMFT

Eric Kalver
Website: Eric Kalver
Facebook: @erickalvermusic
Twitter: @Ewic
Instagram: @ewicdwums


Jan 14, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 26: (Burning) Hot Real Estate!

What’s hot in Real Estate? Well, New York Avenue, St. James Place, and... molten lava! First we talk to volcanologist and founder of Blueprint Earth Jess Phoenix about planetary threats like climate change and volcanic eruptions. And then Paula gets concrete advice about where to build her hotels from America’s #3 Monopoly player, Ken Koury. Also, we take a closer look at Paula’s health concerns, and whether or not she’s seeing the right veterinarian.

House band
Longo Chu, Scottish fiddle

Jess Phoenix
Volcanologist and Founder of Blueprint Earth

Facebook: @volcanojessofficial
Twitter: @jessphoenix2018
Instagram: @volcano.jess

Ken Koury
#3 Monopoly Player in the US

Longo Chu
Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
[Look for their CD collections and 2019 Spring concert in Hermosa Beach on April 13!]

Jan 07, 2019
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 25: Escape From 2018!

As we wait for the ball to drop from high above Miranda Street, Paula and Adam review 2018... and how much it sucked! Still, there were some high points - weren’t there? Maybe a certain podcast making its debut...? We ring in the New Year by sampling some of our listeners’ lowest expectations for 2019. Also, with M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” poised to hit theaters, we review the first of its two prequels, 2000’s “Unbreakable,” starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and the surprising hair stylings of Robert Louis Stevenson.

House band
Jorge Reyes, saxophone

FB: Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards
IG: @aileenquinnandtheleapinlizards

Dec 31, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 24: Christmas with Paula - An Extremely Non-Silent Night

It’s Christmas Eve, and Paula and Adam conjure up visions of sugarplums as a soft, fluffy snow begins to blanket Miranda Street. At least, we hope that’s snow. We play some of the latest festive entries to our Theme Song Contest, share our listeners’ stories about their most wished-for Christmas gifts, and we review the 2007 cinematic classic “Transformers” to help you decide whether the new film “Bumblebee” is the right holiday movie for YOUR whole family.

House band
Jorge Reyes, saxophone

FB: Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards
IG: @aileenquinnandtheleapinlizards

Dec 24, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 23: Pre-Holiday Spectacular!

Paula and Adam help gear you up for the holidays with wisdom, advice, and myrrh*. Everyone wants to Let It Snow, but Robby Ellingson, GM of the Mt. Baldy Mountain Resort tells us how to MAKE it snow. Professional light-stringer, Cristian Jimenez, owner of The Christmas Dudes, enlightens us on decorative technique. Plus, some straight talk about Christmas entertainment, and whether Jews should be allowed to talk about it. And "Under the Mistletoe," from the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, makes our evening merry and bright.
*myrrh not included

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House band:
Under the Mistletoe, featuring members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles

Robby Ellingson
General Manager, Mt. Baldy Mountain Resort
Twitter: @MtBaldyResort
Facebook: @MtBaldyResort
Instagram: @MtBaldyResort

Cristian Jimenez
Owner, The Christmas Dudes
Twitter: @ChristmasDudes
Instagram: @ChristmasDudes

Under the Mistletoe featuring members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
Spotify: 'Joyful & Triumphant' on iTunes
iTunes: 'Joyful & Triumphant' on Spotify


Dec 17, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 22: Careers Cornered

In our All Career Corner Special, we investigate two possible vocations for Paula: News anchor and high-rise window washer. Frank Buckley of the KTLA Morning News gives us the lowdown on TV journalism, and HSG’s Hector Garcia gives us the highup on cleaning windows at altitude. Also, we address the latest on Thomas Coyne, pastors and nuns and how they feel about Paula’s vocabulary, and Adam’s cold.

House band
Ryan Gabrinetti, electric guitar

Frank Buckley
Co-anchor of KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning broadcast,
L.A.’s No. 1-rated KTLA Morning News
Twitter: @FrankBuckleyTV
Facebook: @frankbuckley
Website: Frank Buckley
Podcast: Frank Buckley Interviews

Hector Garcia
President & Founder
HSG Waterproofing, Restoration and Window Cleaning
YouTube @hsgwindow
Facebook: @hsgpro

Ryan Gabrinetti
Electric guitar
Twitter: @gabrinetti
Website: Ryan Gabrinetti

Dec 10, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 21: How to Get Great Art and Good Tables

On a surprisingly cultured episode, Paula and Adam explore high art and haute cuisine. Luke McKinley, Maitre d’ at the amazing Providence restaurant reveals the secrets of getting the right table and figuring out the menu. And if he were a wine, we don’t mind saying that we paired Mr. McKinley perfectly with Dr. Jennifer Greenhill, Art History Professor from USC, who helped us explore the very nature of art, from Jackson Pollock to Norman Rockwell to a toasted bagel left on a gallery floor. Plus - we debut our Department of Corrections, wherein we correct a few slight, teensy-weensy inaccuracies that may have made it onto our show.

House band
Craig Eastman, fiddle

Luke McKinley
Maitre d', Providence

Dr. Jennifer Greenhill
Associate Professor of Art History, Specializing in American Art at USC
Author of Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age
Website: Dr. Jennifer Greenhill
Instagram: @jenniferagreenhill

Craig Eastman, fiddle

Dec 03, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 20: The Boss Man Cometh

Paula and Adam try to look busy when Maximum Fun’s CEO Jesse Thorn comes over for dinner. And by “dinner” we mean “Doritos and “Double Stuf Oreos.” Jesse helps us understand what makes a successful podcast, and then we demonstrate how much we’ve learned by talking about Paula’s clogged pipes. Yes, Star Tomlinson, owner and CEO of The Drain Co. helps us determine what Paula shouldn’t have flushed. Also, we unveil our new T-shirts, which are available now at the Maximum Fun Store!

House band
Vincent Camuglia, clarinet


Jesse Thorn
Owner, Maximum Fun
Twitter: @JesseThorn

Star Tomlinson
Owner & CEO of The Drain Co.
Facebook: @TheDrainCo
Instagram: @TheDrainCo
Yelp: The Drain Co

Nov 26, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 19: A Very Poundstone Thanksgiving

What are Paula and Adam thankful for? You, dear listeners. You. Which is why we spend some time reading your letters and playing your fantastic submissions to our Theme Song Contest. And then we treat you to a review of a heartwarming Thanksgiving classic so you can decide if it’s worth your time to rush through that second helping of turkey and go out to see “Creed 2.” Yes, we watched the very first “Rocky.” SPOILER ALERT: In the original, the turkey doesn’t make it.

House band
Craig Eastman, unusually low fiddle

Nov 19, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 18: Heavy Data and Heavy Metals

We take a hard look at the numbers - and how to make them prettier. Los Angeles Times data journalist Jon Schleuss tells us how to analyze elections - and our listeners. Then - if Paula quits comedy... how would she fare as a welder? On our Kareer Korner, Jeff Agnew of the Universal Technical Institute gives Paula a peek at what might await her behind the mask. Also, we take our newfound knowledge of data journalism to new heights as we unveil our online map of places where lost survivalist Thomas Coyne ISN’T.

House band
Jonah “Knuckles” Glickman

Jon Schleuss
Data journalist, Los Angeles Times
Twitter: @gaufre
Instagram: @schleuss
Website: Jon Schleuss

Jeff Agnew

Welding Instructor
Universal Technical Institute
Twitter: @UTITweet
Facebook: @UTI
YouTube: Universal Technical Institute

Nov 12, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 17: Vote With Your Feet

On our Election Special, we explore who’s running - both for office and on the streets. First, we talk to Coach C.J. Foster to determine if Paula has what it takes to run a marathon. And then we run to the polls with USC’s Professor of Public Policy, Dr. Nicolas Duquette, who helps clear up all the mysteries on our ballots. Plus, Paula reports on her fantastic performance on Jimmy Pardo’s “Never Not Funny” podcast, and why she will probably never be invited back.

House band:
Jory Herman, double bass

C.J. Foster
Marathon Coach for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training

Dr. Nicolas Duquette
Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Twitter: @NicDuquette

Jory Herman
Double bass, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Nov 05, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 16: Paula's Halloween Spooktacular

We go all-out on our Halloween special! First, Paula shares her own scaaaary Halloween experiences (getting ripped off by her siblings), and then we explore our listeners' traditions.We summon pumpkin patch proprietor Lilly Cabrera to talk about the cutthroat jack-o-lantern business. And then Paula and Adam tell you whether you should see the new "Halloween" movie based on their red-hot take on the terrifying 1978 John Carpenter classic.

House band
Kevin Kelso, pipe organ


Lilly Cabrera
Co-Owner of the Whittier Pumpkin Patch
FB: @whittierpumpkins
IG: @misslatinalilly

Kevin Kelso
Pipe organ, assorted terrifying sounds
Twitter: @kevtunes
IG: @kevtunes11

Oct 29, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 15: Behave! Correcting People and Teeth

Improve your manners... and your bite. Etiquette expert Elaine Swann gives us tips on tipping and other confusing human behaviors. Dr. Clarice Law prepares us for Cavity Season (AKA “Halloween”). Also, we welcome our first Skype guest: from Hungary, no less, where Paula and Adam, while not a household name, have at least become a classroom name.

Elaine Swann
Lifestyle & Etiquette Expert
Founder of Swann School of Protocol
Facebook: @elaineswannofficial
Instagram: @elaineswann
Twitter: @elaineswann

Dr. Clarice Law
Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist
Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry
Website: Clarice Law

Sarah Gibson
Toy Piano
SoundCloud: @sarahegibson
Twitter: @SarahGibsonComp

Oct 22, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 14: Real Estate - Wanted, Dead or Alive

The living and the dead can agree on one thing: Real estate is important. First, Dr. David Sloane, author of “Is the Cemetery Dead,” walks us through the latest trends in, um, after-aftercare. Then it’s time for Career Corner, in which luxury realtor Taylor Hasselhoff helps Paula decide whether she’s got a future as a real estate agent. Also, Paula and Adam pop a couple of pills to test allergy medicine Allegra’s claim that it can help us “get back to the moment.” And the search continues for our show’s favorite no-show, survivalist Thomas Coyne.

House band:
Chuck McLane


Dr. David Sloane
Author, “Is the Cemetery Dead?”
Professor in Urban Planning and Urban History at USC
Twitter: @dcsloane53

Taylor Hasselhoff
Luxury Real Estate Agent at Aaron Kirman Partners
Twitter: @tayhoff
Instagram: @tay
Facebook: @RealtayRealEstate

Chuck McLane
Instagram: @chuckmclane

Oct 15, 2018
Episode 13 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: Battling Shyness. And Monsters.

Paula and Adam take a week off - but not before preparing this Very Special Episode! First - your questions, asked and answered. We read some of the many dilemmas that have been on our listeners’ minds, and Paula does her level best to help out. Then, we reach back into the archives - way, way back to the spring of 2018 - to offer a never-before-heard prequel movie review! The long-awaited sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacfic RIm” was coming out, and we review the original to let you know whether the new one might be worth your time. SPOILER ALERT: Paula and Adam do not totally agree on the dramatic potential of monsters vs. giant robots.

House Band:

Jorge Reyes
FB: Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards
IG: @aileenquinnandtheleapinlizards

Oct 08, 2018
Episode 12 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - Rock, and Rolling

Ever wonder why the simple act of singing with someone feels good? Well, Science knows, and Science explains - in the form of our guest, USC research psychologist Assal Habibi. Then we hit the road with driving instructor Josh Mendoza to find out if anyone will ever fully unravel the mystery of the four-way stop (SPOILER ALERT: No.). Also, Paula’s “balloon animals” and more theme songs - including one that touts Paula’s genius and talent, and Adam’s... attendance.

House band
Amber Wyman, bassoon


Dr. Assal Habibi
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychology, USC
Twitter: @AssalHabibi
FB: @AssalHabibi
Website: Assal Habibi

Josh Mendoza
Instructor, Melrose Driving School
Twitter: @drivingschoolla
IG: @melrosedrivingschool

FB: @MelroseDrivingSchoolLosAngeles

Amber Wyman
IG: @ajoy2urworld
FB: @Amber Joy Wyman

Oct 01, 2018
Episode 11: Chips and Chips

We explore chips: casino AND nacho cheese. First, one of the leaders of the notorious MIT card counting team, Mike Aponte handicaps Paula’s future as a high stakes gambler. And Certified Nutrition Specialist Alyson Roux helps us figure out how Paula’s diet of Doritos and Double Stuf Oreos is keeping her alive. Also, we feature new theme songs, and explore how we’re the toast of Hungary!

House band
Diana Morgan


Mike Aponte
First Winner of the World Series of BlackJack
Leader of the MIT Card Counting Team
Card Counting Coach

Alyson Roux
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Twitter: @alyroux
Facebook: @alysonrouxnutrition
Instagram: @alyroux

Diana Morgan

Sep 24, 2018
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 10: The Lying Game

We get a return visit from Dr. Jonathan Bowman, who instructs us how to tell if someone is lying to us. But we’re not sure we can trust him. Then, Paual reveals her deep fear of being the first person on the scene of an accident, and Giovanni Garbutt of @American First Responder explains how to respond first. Speaking of lying (possibly) or dying (allegedly) - we get an update on the status of our missing survivalist Thomas Coyne.

House band
Abby Savell, steel drum


Dr. Jonathan Bowman
Professor, Communication Studies, University of San Diego
Website: Dr. Jonathan Bowman

Giovanni Garbutt
President, American First Responder
Twitter: @afrtraining
Facebook: @Americanfirstresponder

Abby Savell
Twitter: @nesta_steelband
Facebook: @NestaSteelDrumBand
Instagram: @nesta_steel_drum_band

Sep 17, 2018
Ep 9 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: Neatness (and Body) Counts

We explore two of the most efficient ways to get organized: Decluttering... and murder! First, Clutter Healing’s Lili Pettit teaches us how to live better by cleaning up our personal environment. And then we watch a space monster declutter the Central American jungle environment by clearing away all the unsightly humans. Yes, Paula and Adam review the 1987 Schwarzenegger-infused action classic “Predator” to help you decide whether the upcoming sequel, “The Predator” will be worth your time and money.

House band
Doug Tornquist, tuba


Lili Pettit
Founder, Clutter Healing

Twitter: @ClutterHealing
Instagram: @clutterhealing
Facebook: @ClutterHealing

Doug Tornquist
Website: Doug Tornquist

Sep 10, 2018
Ep 8 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: The Birdhouse and the Bees

The Birdhouse and the Bees. Got bees? Paula does. Steve Downs, AKA "Beecasso," tells Paula what's happening with the beehive that's in her birdhouse. Veteran Lyft Driver Virginia Jones lets us know what it's like inside the gig economy, and how you too can become be an absolutely terrible passenger. Also - theme songs! You sent 'em; we are FAR from tired of 'em. And, oh yeah, we expose the FBI plot to bust our Miranda Street studios.

House Band
Johnny Herbert, ukulele


Steve Downs
Beekeeper and Owner of Beecasso Live Bee Removal
Twitter: @BeeCassoBee
IG: @beecassosavesbees
FB: @BeecassoSavesBees

Virginia Jones
Lyft Driver
Twitter: @badiniadones
IG: @badiniadones

Johnny Herbert
IG: @johnnyherbertmusic

Sep 03, 2018
Ep7 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - The Pipes!

A genuine 3rd grade teacher tells us how to get the most out a parent/teacher conference, and we learn why those conferences sometimes make you cry more than getting your genitals pierced. No, really: EdDHerrera of Prix Body Piercing walks us through the ins and outs of ins and outs that many people would rather not think about. Also, DJ Poundstone takes requests - answering questions from some of our listeners and playing the latest hits from our Theme Song Contest.

House Band
Aaron Shaw, bagpipes


A genuine 3rd Grade Teacher

EdD Herrera
Piercer, Prix Body Piercing, Pasadena

Aaron Shaw
Facebook: @AaronShaw921

Aug 27, 2018
Ep 6: In the House - Music and Mold

Paula explores two things that may raise the roof. First, USC music professor Dr. Ron McCurdyadvises us how to sound knowledgeable when talking about rap. Then, water damage expert Angela Valdez examines the dark spots on the kitchen ceiling to tell Paula’s future (at least in terms of her mold situation). Plus, more theme song entries, and an update on the status of survivalist Thomas Coyne (SPOILER ALERT: He’s still missing!).

House Band
Justin Berkobien on the harmonica and guitar


Dr. Ron McCurdy
Professor, USC Thornton School of Music

Twitter: @Ronmccbop

Angela Valdez
Water Damage Zone

Instagram: @water_damage_zone
Twitter: @waterdamagezone
Facebook: @waterdamagezone

Justin Berkobien
harmonica and guitar

Instagram: @jbmale
Twitter: @jbmale 

Aug 20, 2018
Ep 5 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - Infested!

Episode 5: Infested! Paula investigates two household pests that have been plaguing her: Houseflies and late-night TV ads. First, applied social psychologist Dr. Gina Pingatore helps unravel how advertisers make us buy things we don’t want, and why the color red makes us hungry. Then - Will Paula ever get to enjoy a nectarine that some backyard pest hasn’t eaten first? Jordan Leachof UnBugMe Pest Control has the answers. Also, some early entries in our Theme Song Contest - including some EDM from Chile (yes, really).

Dr. Gina Pingatore
Applied Social Psychologist

Linked-In: @GinaPingatore
Twitter: @GPingitorePHD

Jordan Leach
UnBugMe Pest Control

Facebook: @unbugmepestcontrol
YouTube:UnBugMe Pest Control on YouTube

Hope Easton


Aug 13, 2018
Ep 4 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - The Survivalist!

Episode 4: The Survivalist! Here's the plan - First, we talk to wilderness survival instructor Thomas Coyne, who will tell Paula what to do the NEXT time she encounters a bear in the woods. Then, estate planner and elder law attorney Sarah Polinsky teaches us how to prepare for the moment when your cat contests your will. And we'll continue to explore our luxurious North Hollywood surroundings.

At least, that was the plan...

Thomas Coyne
Wilderness Survival Instructor

Sara Polinsky
Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
Co-Founder of the non-profit, Make a Senior Smile

Aleksei Chebeliuk
Accordion Player
FB: @AlekseiChebeliuk
IG: @chebeliuk

Show credits
Paula Poundstone - Host
Adam Felber - Co-host
Ray Horseman - Engineer

Aug 06, 2018
Ep 3 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

On this week’s show, Paula and Adam get you acquainted with our beautiful North Hollywood studio locale. We talk to audiologist Dr. Michele Sherman about vital issues like whether earbuds are safe and why wax belongs in our ears and Q-tips don’t - and if they don’t, what the hell are Q-tips for, anyway? And cat rescuer and expert Leslie Ann Weiss explains how Paula should deal with her feral cat, Wednesday, and why she probably isn’t, in fact, feral.

Dr. Michele Sherman
Owner of Towers Audiology
Twitter: @TowersAudiology
FB: @TowersAudiologyCenter

Leslie Ann Weiss
Executive Director of SurfCat Rescue and Adoption
Certified Feline Training & Behavior Specialist
IG: @surfcatrescue
FB: @surfcatcafeandadoptions

House band:
Stephen Billington
IG: @sbillington14

We need a theme song!
We launched this show without a theme song, and are turning to YOU, dear listener, to find one. If you have a tune in your head that you think should kick off our show each week, please reach out to us via our website.

Show credits
Paula Poundstone - Host
Adam Felber - Co-host

Jul 30, 2018
Ep 2 - Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

Episode 2... in which we launch the search for a suitable Theme Song, and Paula finds the silver lining in the eternal struggle against sports bras. Intimacy expert Jonathan Bowman teaches us how to maintain friendships. And honest auto mechanic Darren Bart tells us how to spot the ripoff artists.

Jonathan Bowman, PhD - Professor of Communication Studies at The University of San Diego and Friendship and Intimacy Expert

Darren Bart, Mechanic
Facebook: @WhitneyAuto

Timm Freeman - Guitar
IG: @timm_two_mms

We need a theme song!
We launched this show without a theme song, and are turning to YOU, dear listener, to find one. If you have a tune in your head that you think should kick off our show each week, please reach out to us via our website.

Show credits
Paula Poundstone - Host
Adam Felber - Co-host

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Jul 23, 2018
Ep 1 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

On our inaugural episode, ping-pong enthusiast Paula Poundstone talks to sports psychologist Mario Soto about “the yips” and how to cure them. Grammarian Melissa Brandzel helps us talk good and also, punctuate good. And Paula and Adam watch Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to help you decide if you should blow your hard-earned cash on the new one, Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

Mario Soto- Sports Psychologist

Melissa Brandzel - Grammarian

John Grab - Trombone
John doesn't have a large social media footprint, but he often plays with The Orchestre Surreal

We need a theme song!
We launched this show without a theme song, and are turning to YOU, dear listener, to find one. If you have a tune in your head that you think should kick off our show each week, please reach out to us via our website.

Show credits
Paula Poundstone - Host
Adam Felber - Co-host
Jorge Reyes - Engineer

Jul 16, 2018
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Jul 11, 2018