Alchemy This

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Jonathan Mattsson
 Nov 25, 2018
Good podcast! Great if you're looking for some improv comedy

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Award-winning actor and comedian Kevin Pollak has gathered five extraordinarily-talented improvisors to capture lightning in a bottle in the way that only great improv can. In each episode, he presents uniquely bizarre scenarios for he and them to hilariously bring to life.

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Consumer Electronics Convention, A Book Signing, Best Bank Teller Ever, and 'The Chicken Casino' the Book
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A couple happily strolls the convention floor in Las Vegas, hoping to discover cutting edge consumer electronics. Instead, they are harassed and hustled by the least prepared salesmen in history. We then head to a book signing of an author who’s best days may be in the rear view mirror… Next is a trip to the bank where things go a little sideways for a sweet, caring bank teller. Hey, but what about a Chicken Casino…? It is what you think, but better.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Dec 13, 2018
Doctors and Dentists, Horror Film Set, A Cult, and A Man Called Tinko
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The strange and/or mundane world of Doctors and Dentists is more than explored. Hell, it’s probed! Then it’s the set of an indie horror film shoot, where too much is shared. Next up is a cult recruitment effort on the sidewalk at Venice Beach, which leads to county lock-up, and ultimately a man you’ll not soon forget, named Tinko.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Dec 06, 2018
Halloween at the Meebles, Satan Ruled Out as Cause of Arkansas Flaming Pit, Grocery Store Manager in Timber Box, FL, Christian Bale: Hell and Back
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Halloween is coming to the home of the Meeble’s, but they may not be ready. There’s a flaming pit in Arkansas, and after Satan is ruled out, the locals try to make sense of it. The management at the Kroger’s in Timber Box, Florida may not be ready for what’s coming to his store. A quick side trip to Hell allows us to check in on a few locals there, including Christian Bale.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Nov 29, 2018
Easter with the Family, Table Read for ‘The Hell You Say,’ Middle School’s Mamet play, Back Stage at Disney, Batman at Knotts, State Farm Picnic
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A family gathers for an Easter dinner, and redefines the meaning of dysfunctional. All have gathered for a table read to kick off the 11th season of a sitcom called “The Hell You Say,” the stars of which started as preteens, and now, well, it’s just not cute anymore. Auditions are held at a middle school, and the drama teacher is looking for a real David Mamet flare. It just isn’t there, so she takes over the play herself. Backstage at Disneyland is where the cast members unwind on their brief breaks, and swap stories. A young fella dressed up as Batman shows up at Knotts Berry Farm, and changes folks perspective of who he really is. He also makes an appearance at a State Farm. Insurance, that is.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Nov 22, 2018
Press Secretary, Kushner Time, Russian Love, Elvis Chapel, Jennifer Lawrence Impersonator, Parole Board, The Therapist's Therapist
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Yet another press secretary attempts to answer questions from those present, In another wing Jared Kushner meets with his attorney, Across town, A Russian rep secretly meets with an unofficial white house rep, Two couples have come to The Lil’ Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas to be wed, An agent to impersonators meets with his Elvis, his Elvis Costello and his Jennifer Lawrence, A parole hearing for three very different felons, and then The Therapist’s Therapist.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Nov 15, 2018
A Public Defender, His Honor, In-Flight Madness, Hunters and the Hunted, Heaven and Hell
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A new Public Defender interviews her new potential clients; In the courtroom, a Judge attempts to make heads and/or tails out one of those client’s alleged crimes; On board a flight, we spend several surprising minutes with the passengers, a flight attendant and two pilots, as well as the passengers in all classes, which then leads us to a couple of FAA hearings, and then a quick trip to Heaven for the sentencing; An NRA lobbyist meets with several key members of congress, which leads to a gun shop, and ultimately to the forest for a peek at the life of the hunted animals….annnnnnnnd a quick return to Heaven.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Nov 08, 2018
Replacing Zuckerberg, Motor Lodge and Honeymoon on the Boardwalk
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Mark Zuckerberg has decided to step down, but wants to control who replaces him. Several people are stuck at a motor lodge, when a fella arrives for the night, and a Honeymoon couple stroll a boardwalk looking at the various wares.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Nov 01, 2018
The Concierge, A British Gang, A Cop’s Wake and The Reading of the Will
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A Concierge at an upscale hotel goes WAY beyond the pale while fielding calls and dealing with guests. A gang has gathered in London, England, to discuss their next heist. Things go sideways real quick at the wake of a fallen officer. Same could be said during the reading of a wealthy man’s will…<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Oct 25, 2018
The Third Thanksgiving, Mission to Mars and Where’s Jesus?
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An Indigenous man and a White debate the ritual, then What could go wrong in space, I ask you, followed by Shortly after Christ has risen from the fateful cave, those pesky tourists come a callin’.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Oct 18, 2018
A Crime Scene, Peoria Live TV News, A Kidnapping and The Sequestered Jury
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There’s been a murder at Turlah’s Diner, and two detectives try to solve this backwater mystery. Next it’s Live TV News from Peoria covering the murder, featuring Bobby Fly in the Sky,” followed by A Kidnapping at the Diner, and lastly A Jury decides the fate of the accused…<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Oct 18, 2018
Introducing Alchemy This
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Award-winning comedian Kevin Pollak has gathered five of his favorite, extraordinarily-talented improvisors. In each episode, he presents uniquely bizarre scenarios for he and them to hilariously bring to life.<br><br>Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at <a href='http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm'>www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm</a><br><br>And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices'>https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices</a>
Oct 11, 2018