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    Episode 58 - BONUS: Listler's Love Lockdown

    Exactly; the postcast is about Marissa Wompler, and now at least 1/3rd of the poscast is Parham and St. Clair doling out average white chick love advice. Which ends up being just them hedging their own opinions with "like, I guess..." and going back and forth on their own opinions. Stay in your lane, funny ladies. With that said, if *Marissa* and *Charlotte* gave the advice, and stayed in character, of course the advice would be totally off the mark and hence hilarious. Marissa giving love advice? She's only ever had relations with a coat rack. Lister? She dated a guy with a secret family. Their advice would be hysterical.
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    Episode 58 - BONUS: Listler's Love Lockdown

    That is fascinating, "AlmostAGhost," because I feel the exact opposite. I looooove the characters Marissa and Charlotte. But when they suddenly start doling out advice, it's like sccreeeeeech, the brakes are on, and we've taken a hairpin turn, and Marissa has morphed instantaneously from a 17 to 22 year old high schooler to a 45 year old woman. Notice that even in your comment above, you refer to the advice-givers as Jessica and Lennon. Yet....they still refer to themselves as Marissa and Listler. They should not call it "Lister's" love lockdown...they should say we're now breaking character and this will be "Lennon's" love lockdown. Marissa the normally-clueless suddenly doling out serious advice with the experienced voice of a 45 year old woman is something I fast forward through. The rest of the podcast? Comedy gold.
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    Episode 51 - John Flynn - Spotlight On: Nurse Frank Teeple

    I looooove Womp It Up. But fully 1/3rd of the podcast is now attempted legit relationship advice, in their segment called "Lister's Love Lock-down." Marissa, who is supposed to be a high schooler, suddenly and disconcertingly morphs into 45 year old woman trying to give legit relationship advice. I usually have to fast-forward through this segment now, because the brilliant hosts lose the plot and get self-indulgent and dole out not-meant-to-be-funny relationship advice, as if they are suddenly hosts of a love hotline. Both Marissa and Charlotte are *known* for their own ridiculous, flawed love lives. It de-rails the whole improv comedy thing when they suddenly try to give real advice with the actor's own real brains. I don't get it and I don't like it and I fast-forward it. Unforch, they seem to like to hear themselves expound upon their own advice more and more each week, whereas I think they should cut back on this segment, answering maybe just one letter, and making the advice come from Marissa the teenager, not St. Clair. They could make an off-shoot podcast if they want; just "Lister's Love Lock-Down." I wouldn't listen, but then certain people who like the segment and amateur love advice could get their fix and the brilliant St. Clair and Parham could get their fix of helping people, which is what it has come to sound like they like to indulge in. TL;DR.... Stay in your lane, 'Womp It Up!'
  4. My fave part of the two eps with Pam Murphy? Listening to Mike's stifled giggles. "Signed, Maaaaand...y. Bul. Mandybul."
  5. It can't REALLY be ending. No. No!! 'Hard Nation' made me miss my exit an embarrassing amount of times due to laughing!
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    Episode 97 - Alec Baldwin Is Beetlejuice (w/ Lee Rubenstein)

    I *love* Hard Nation. But here comes some loving, sincere criticism: "Pete" needs to not be so angry the entire episode. Not just this episode; I mean in general in all eps. It's gotten to the point where I kind of cringe or duck whenever it's Pete's turn to talk. He sounds so sincerely angry that the silliness of the show disappears for a moment. Then the guest and "Mark" get it back on track by being completely absurd (the reason I love this podcast so much; it's absurd), until Pete gets enraged again. The issue is that I think the hilarious actor playing Pete (Paul W.) is wanting to make sure the audience knows that what the other guys are spouting is not their true beliefs. But there's zero need for this. No one for a second believes anything anyone on this podcast is saying. Not infrequently, Paul breaks the 4th wall in order to say something is too outrageous to even joke about. He'll say things like, "Okay, that's not even funny." Or, "Let's not go there; that's problematic," etc. etc. That makes the absurd place just evaporate, every time "Pete" feels the need to make sure we know were "just kidding" here on this podcast. The other problem with this is that he sounds just too genuinely angry. And it's very jarring. It sincerely harshes my silly mellow. How is it that Mark/Mike can yell and be angry, but it's not jarring, and Pete/Paul is a bit quieter but sounds more genuinely angry? I don't know, but I've found myself wanting to fast forward through the Pete parts, because they aren't silly or absurd and are just angry. And unfortunately I don't think it's 100% fake anger; too much of Paul is coming through. Just one fan's opinion...
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    Episode 28 - Brian Huskey - Spotlight On: Seth Wompler

    Seth to Marissa: "LEGALLY I love you." Seth: "Hold on! Hold the goddamn crap on! I get to cheese it!"
  8. Is this gonna be a *new* Santa 'n' HoHo type episode? Omg, I am so excited for the giggling that this will induce. These things are as rare as diamonds, and just as...sparkley?
  9. This episode created many Mike Still giggles, which I love because it's infectious and gives me the giggles, too. Anyway, I can't stop saying, "YOU SUCK! And I was like, BRAH NAH!!!!" Pamela knows an improv secret: Total confidence in your character. I've listened 3 times in the car so far, chasing the high that was the first LOL that made tears. Only comedy nerds will know that struggle. #firstworldcomedyproblems
  10. "Hard Nation" is the only podcast that consistently makes me miss my exits. Yes, I do mean it has happened more than a few times. Now that's a compliment.
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    Episode 45 - Negin Farsad Bypassed The Alarm

    I really hope I don't get banned for just stating my opinion. But I did not laugh at this week's guest at all. Probably mainly because she didn't do any kind of "character." Mike and Paul did their best with what they had, and they were funny as usual.
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    Episode 44 - Alex Jones Bleeds Blood (w/ Henry Zebrowski)

    This episode was manic and hilarious! Silly and absurd; just how I like my Hard Nation.
  13. Omg, yet again.... I giggled the whole episode. Did not even notice I was doing housework. Dishwasher was magically loaded. Klein nailed the Casey Affleck impression. I love Still & Welsh. They should become, like, Stiller & Meara or Nichols & May or something. Okay, maybe they already are. This podcast hits my funny bone just right somehow. Lucky me!
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    Episode 39 - Santa Claus Is A Mixed Bag (w/ Allan McLeod)

    It's January 3rd, 2017. All I can think about (hyperbole) is when the next 'Hard Nation' podcast will drop. Needing to get the giggles! Jonesin' for jokin' around. . . . .
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    Episode 37 - Kellyanne Conway Hates Facts (w/ Julie Brister)

    Testing, testing! I think.... I think my account is working now and I can finally post to Earwolf forums! O happy day! I have to agree that the 'Hard Nation' podcast is barely politics. And that's why I love it. It always degenerates (a good thing!) into just pure improv silly absurdity with stream of consciousness giggle material. 'The Daily Show' and the John Oliver show are more like "real" politics. Sure, it's comedy, but they are not doing characters; they are just doing monologues that are humorous analysis. I really enjoy the 'Hard Nation' format, of having fellow improv guests on, and just... see what comes out. Both Mike Still and Paul Welsh are very talented at keeping the chatter going, and it usually goes off the rails into the bushes where no politics live. So I for one don't ever get "worked up" about politics while listening. Anyway, keep up the great work; I've been waiting for a silly podcast that does not take itself seriously and this one fits the bill. I grab each ep as soon as they come out.
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