Easy Listening

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 Jun 27, 2019

 Apr 26, 2019


Are you listening to a podcast, as you search for a new podcast, because you’re obsessed with podcasts? This is the place for your ears. Gina Grad and Teresa Strasser (The Adam Carolla Show) celebrate and break down your favorite shows using audio clips and interviews to highlight the stuff that makes them burst out laughing, burst out crying and burst out into night sweats. (There's also a better than average chance that a clip they share will lead to a juicy reveal about themselves.) There are half a million podcasts in this world; G & T are here to help navigate with this weekly walk down podcast lane.

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Easy Listening - Ep.20 - "When HBO Says No - Comedians Talk Rejection"

An unfunny pastor is paired with a funny Jewish comic in the hopes of punching up his sermon on "How To with Charles Duhigg" and comedian / actor Adam Ferrara tells the "Relentless" podcast how to succeed at ANYTHING by focusing on just 3 little things.


Relentless: Bouncing Back From Rejection With Actor and Comedian Adam Ferrara



How To with Charles Duhigg - How To Be Funny




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Aug 15, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.19 - "The News Girl Has News"

When the news girl has news, we bring a very special episode of the show. Here, we present what is normally a Patreon episode. There’s some pod talk (Kim Goldman’s “Confronting OJ”), but then Gina spills some big news and juicy details ensue...


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Aug 09, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.18 - "Can You OD On OJ? No Way!"

Can you OD on OJ? Not today. Kim Goldman’s podcast delivers - from the plaintive wail dude and his shocking back story, to OJ’s new lawyer competing in the Olympics of telephone smarminess, to a nuanced look at a family’s grief. 


Confronting: OJ Simpson - With Kim Goldman



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Aug 05, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.17 - "When Yiddish Is Your Love Language"

Gina’s boyfriend is pretty funny and motherhood can be dead serious. This week, on our podcast about podcasts, we are talking about some shows that are very close to home. One is actually, kind of, in Gina’s home.


Andy Harris, Everybody - Ep.4 - "Bless Your Heart"





Motherhood Sessions: Not Cut Out For Motherhood  



Motherhood Sessions: Parenting Through Trauma



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Jul 26, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.16 - "Eat Your Feelings, Then Stick 'Em In The Mail"

A binge-eating expert explains why diets don’t work, and the Post Secret guy shares about the ongoing catharsis of sending secrets through the postal system. Gina Grad and Teresa Strasser review their favorite podcasts of the week, and kibbitz about how they relate to the shows they love.


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Food Psych: The Truth About Binge Eating



TED Radio Hour:  “Keeping Secrets”



Jul 19, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.15 - "Wayne Brady, Cindy Brady Or Tom Brady?"

Tom Brady and the case for being a generalist on “The Good Life Podcast,” the one Buddhist mantra that could change everything, ‘Freakonomics” tells us how to change our minds, and why crying at work isn’t as bad as you think. Gina Grad and Teresa Strasser explore their favorite podcasts of the week. 

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Ram Dass Here and Now: with Sharon Salzburg episode 49



Freakonomics Radio: How to Change Your Mind



The Good Life Podcast: Roger vs. Tiger



This is Uncomfortable: Crying at Work


Jul 12, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.14 - "The FBI vs The SAT"

On the podcast about podcasts: “Gangster Capitalism” goes deep on the college admissions scandal, so hosts Gina Grad and Teresa Strasser go deep on this A+ new podcast series, sampling some of the show’s most compelling clips. As a bonus, they explore a podcast about a bizarre cat-fishing scheme, and a new pod exploring corporate failures, including the wildly popular theme park of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

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Spectacular Failures: A Christian Theme park plunges into scandal:



Gangster Capitalism: Episode 3 – The Dominoes Fall



Gangster Capitalism: Episode 5 – Where You Start is Where You Finish:



Gangster Capitalism: Episode 6 – Watershed Moment



This is Actually Happening - Season 8 Episode 121 - What if your favorite celebrity has a crush on you? 





Jul 04, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.13 - "White Lies And Dark Comedy"

Amy Schumer’s dad may be her best podcast guest ever, National Geographic helps us understand why kids lie, a makeup guru creates an empire out of the nude look, and the 400-yard dash that will make you want to sprint, laugh, cry and cheer. Gina Grad and Teresa Strasser discuss the best podcasts of the week.


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How I Built This: Bobbi Brown



The Moth: Ties That Bind



Overheard: Evolution of a Little Liar



3 girls, one Keith: Death and Memory




Jun 28, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.12 - "Lizzo, Death Row, Very Bad Words, and Very Good Apologies"

The podcast about podcasts! Terry Gross gives rapper and flutist Lizzo the “Fresh Air” treatment. “Ear Hustle” returns to let us know Death Row is both better and worse than we think it is. Marc Maron and Dan Harmon explore apologies and hosts Gina and Teresa discuss “Very Bad Words,” the most intellectual effing look at swearing in the podcast world.

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Very bad Words



Ear Hustle



WTF with Eve Ensler



Dan Harmon’s epic apology:



Fresh Air with Lizzo:


Jun 20, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.11 - "Mobituaries, Mo' Problems"

This week, Gina and Teresa delve into the world of psychotic psychiatrists with "The Shrink Next Door", they discuss why sit-com death beats sit-com divorce on "Mobituaries with Mo Rocca", they break down the data that proves you're most likely a good mom on "Freakonomics" and finally G & T choke back tears as they listen to what the Love Junkies refer to as a "throw up song" on "Broken Record."


Mobituaries with Mo Rocca:  Sitcom Deaths and Disappearances



The Shrink Next Door: Welcome To The Neighborhood



Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, Bruce Headley – Love Junkies



Freakanomics Radio – episode 376. The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting



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Jun 14, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.10 - "I Don't Want To Win My Day"

This week, how to influence an election, how to find Nirvana at SoulCycle, how to have a cathartic cry over a dead dog with the help of Mike Rowe, and the unintended consequences of free porn — this week’s podcast about podcasts.


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The Butterfly Effect, episode 5 – The Yes Ladder





Tim Ferriss: Julie Rice, Co-Founder Of “Soul Cycle”



Planet Money: How to meddle in an election





Mike Rowe - The Way I Heard It - Ep 16 - The Orphan Hero



Jun 06, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.9 - "Two Jons Do Make A Right"

On this week’s show, a porn star’s tweet leads to a mysterious death. Or does it? There’s a new true crime podcast in town from Jon Ronson (The Last Days of August), and Ira Glass (The American Life) is here to let us know about it. And, Queer Eye for the podcast guy! Jonathan Van Ness tackles cults, and who might be vulnerable to an especially delicious brunch at the Scientology Centre. Gina and Teresa celebrate some of the podcast world's best johns.  



The Last Days of August 



Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness: What Makes a Cult a Cult 



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Jun 03, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.8 - "Bad Cops, Bad Coaching and Good Nudes"

This week, the “Missing Richard Simmons” host delves into some pretty bad policing, “The Art of Manliness" tells you why you should shut up while your kids are playing and finally, "Against the Rules" reveals why student loan companies want to get you off the phone as quickly as possible. 


The Art of Manliness: Myths About Kids and Sports #456



This American Life: I’m on TV?? #675



Against the Rules with Michael Lewis: The Seven Minute Rule



Running from cops: The one-celled amoeba



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May 24, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.7 - "Exit Wounds, Emotional Wounds and Now, An Awkward Word From Our Sponsor!"

This week, Conan talks dog sperm, Patricia Arquette’s dad converts over a missed left turn, you went to rehab at 14 whether you knew it or not and another string of awkward “words from our sponsor.”


Sword And Scale – Mike Boudet



The Last Day – Missing Alissa



To Live and Die in LA:



Patricia Arquette on Fresh Air



May 17, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.6 - "Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat"

This week, Jane Fonda made be 81, but she’s still down for some acting lessons, as she explains on “WTF.” She also had a deeply flawed childhood, which you can learn about in great detail on “You Must Remember This.” If celebrities opening up about their inner conflicts gives your inner ears joy, this week we also feature Zachary Levi on “Inside of You,” — the actor is keen on a very unusual and enigmatic therapeutic tool that’s part personality test, part Zodiac. On“Going Through It,” a famous cookbook author explains why saying no is good, except when her boss said no to some fancy Parmesan cheese.

And speaking of cheesy, if you’ve ever felt too unattractive to join a club, “This is Love” reveals a tight-knit group of Italians who find love and acceptance in The Ugly Club, which might make you Ugly Cry.


Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum – guest Zachary Levi



WTF w/ Marc Maron – Guest: Jane Fonda



You Must Remember This: Karina Longworth

Jean and Jane Part 1 – Seberg and Fonda



Going Through It - Samin Nosrat Interview



This Is Love - Episode 13: The Ugly Club



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May 09, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep. 5 - "Fresh Death Can Be Tricky"

Gina and Teresa find themselves at the strange intersection where “To Live and Die in LA” meets “Missing Richard Simmons.” Gina may miss him the most since she was actually his student and she shares the magic words he once told the class on election night.  Esther Perel pulls one of those cool “Did a therapist really say that?” moves, and the measles are really, really bad. Plus, on this week's podcast about podcasts, a writer from “The Wire” tells his story on “The Moth,” which leads to a confession about Gina and professional wrestling.

Also, what does Howie Mandel have to say about the sexual prowess of the Jewess?




To Live and Die in LA: Episode 10 preview





The Moth: Richard Price, “Hatpin Mary”




Where should we begin? With Ester Perel 




This Podcast Will Kill You - Ep 21: Measles 




May 06, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep. 4 - "This Week in Trauma! Roots of Evil and Childhood Stardom"

Murder, incest, stardom, public failure, how to be rich while stiffing your greedy relatives, and Mike Rowe, delivering a dash of soothing, folksy storytelling about a famous person who we like just the way he is - right into your ears - all on this week’s show.




Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia




Suze Orman: Women and Money: How Guilt Drives Us To Give Money When We Don’t Want To




Without Fail: How Anna Chlumsy Got a Second Act




Without Fail: Ira Glass, The Man Who Launched 1,000 Podcasts




Mike Rowe: The Way I Heard It, He Had It All




Apr 25, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.3 - "The Bitch Is Back"

This week, one of the most painful moments from the Adam CarollaShow, the “Bitch Bag” is unearthed for your Easy Listening pleasure. Gina worries that her chin might be trying to kill her (and that your boobs might be trying to kill you) after listening to What’s the Tee with RuPaul. Both hosts take a ride on the Tim Ferriss Wheel for some talk about how magic mushrooms may be the new Xanax. And finally, Oprah and Eckhart Tolle teach us how to keep from getting our feelings hurt. 



Apr 19, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep.2 - "I'm Not Comfortable With The Touching"

This week, Gina shares two classic parody songs from the Adam Carolla Show vault, both of which lead to some very personal and wildly uncomfortable revelations. Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle discuss why we should never talk about our illnesses, and Teresa’s pod crush, Pete Holmes, has to stop his own show because he gets so emotional. So much podcast about podcasts!


Pete Holmes' "You Made It Weird" with Matt Nathanson:


Oprah's Podcast W/ Eckhart Tolle


Apr 13, 2019
Easy Listening - Ep. 1 - "I Didn't Go Crazy, I Stayed Crazy"

In the premiere episode, Gina and Teresa help celebrate ten years of the Adam Carolla Show with a look back at one of David Alan Grier’s most classic appearances. SPOILER: DAG snores, Adam laughs uncontrollably, and Teresa cries. In other sleep related news; G & T discuss Roseanne’s strict new Ambien policy from “The Joe Rogan Experience” and it’s lights out for the “Sword and Scale” host, who had to leave the show, but not before delivering possibly the pod world’s most awkward live read. After discussing feuds, friendship and firings, they close out the show with a look at “Modern Love,” the show that brings the New York Times into your ears with national treasure Catherine O’Hara.

Show links:

Roseanne and Joe Rogan


Sword & Scale: Episode 114


Modern Love: Another Voice Had Come Between Us


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Apr 04, 2019
Easy Listening - Thursday Premiere Teaser

"Easy Listening with Gina Grad and Teresa Strasser" is premiering THIS THURSDAY. 

Get excited. 

Apr 01, 2019