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Episode 177 — Ugly Billionaires


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:06 AM

We've got Kumail Nanjiani counting charts with your WieWie and Nntasha for another great episode of Who Charted?! On this week's Who Charted? we'll learn how Kumail votes in the Girls vs. Music debate, why you should skip having kids, and just have grandkids, and what it was like working on the new HBO show Silicon Valley. Plus Kumail talks video games and the crew has a very real and scary talk about Global Warming (move inland and learn how to use a knife). Don't forget to tweet in if you've got a boat for Natasha to ride!

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:14 AM

Great, funny episode! Natasha fits perfectly into the vibe of the show, and Kumail is as reliable a guest as ever.

Also, I work at a movie theater in Knoxville, and I can attest to the growing church-supported Christian movie phenomenon discussed in this episode. In just the past couple months, we've gotten Son of God, God is (Not) Dead, and Heaven is for Real, and all of them have done gangbusters relative to how cheap these things must be to make. There have even been a few private screenings where a church will buy out a whole theater and the preacher will give a sermon after the film is over.

The whole thing feels very cynical and money-driven to me. Filmmakers keep cranking out these cheap, shitty movies with Christian themes, and then church leaders latch onto them as a way to make their message seem more accessible. It's really starting to feel like an industry unto itself, and everyone involved stands to gain something... except people who enjoy watching good movies.
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:36 AM

what a great, long episode!

#4 Mick1326657681

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:48 AM

Natasha..you are unique. I love your opines.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:00 AM

"The only thing he's not good at is putting a woman in the show."

boom, roasted

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:12 AM

Natasha Leggero is the shit.
Total package.

#7 seanotron

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

This one goes to another level in the 2nd hour.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:29 AM

I kinda wanna be an Uber driver in LA. From listening to podcasts, I assume that I'd only be picking up comedians. And yeah, I'd play podcasts in my Ubercar.
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:16 AM

Kumail [explaining Thomas Haden Church]: "He was in Sideways."

Howard: "That's a great movie."

Kumail: "He was also the Sandman."

Howard: "No make-em-ups."

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

Awesome episode. This felt like Whooch in its purest form, cursory discussions of the chart entries branching into really interesting/fun discussions.

Uncle Boonlorm should become an Uber driver.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:12 PM

Not that I'm a Katy Perry superfan, but Katy does write a lot of her own music and is the first credited writer for "Dark Horse." Just sayin.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

View PostLoco_por_los_Cornballs, on 23 April 2014 - 10:29 AM, said:

I kinda wanna be an Uber driver in LA. From listening to podcasts, I assume that I'd only be picking up comedians. And yeah, I'd play podcasts in my Ubercar.


yeah but can you compete with Stubnortz?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

I agree- Kumail is a great guest. Super funny and has great stories, knowledge, and perspective. I find it fascinating that he has a better grasp of the English language than the two first language English speakers!

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

View PostKickpuncher, on 23 April 2014 - 11:44 AM, said:

Awesome episode. This felt like Whooch in its purest form, cursory discussions of the chart entries branching into really interesting/fun discussions.


amen! this made me feel like i was listening to an episode ages ago. perfect - the reason why i started loving Whooch.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:37 PM

This was a great episode. Have Natasha back soon, with Kulap in the mix!

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 03:39 AM

I was really glad to hear of this ep's lineup in last weeks TwoCh, as I remember thinking that last year's episode (from August I think?) with Kumail and Natasha as guest host was one of my favourite episodes of 2013. Both are excellent guests and bring an excellent energy to the show.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:07 AM

And, atop all else, today is apparently Cedric the Entertainer's 50th birthday. Whether hanging out in the buff with NL was an early present or not is up to both of them, but I doubt he was too upset.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:27 PM

Great episode! Love Natasha!

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

Natasha is hilarious. I love it when she guest hosts.