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    Episode 87 — Sexual Attraction Pt 2

    This was great! Already looking forward to the visual disability podcast that Sascha will guest on.
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    Episode 35 — I Fixed It!

    This episode was great, improv4humans is close to becoming my favourite podcast. Great to see Lennon Parham back too, she has a hilarious, distinctive improv voice that I love. However, how goddamned unbearable is Chris Gore? Everything he says is self-aggrandising, lie-sounding rubbish. 46 years old, formerly a person of cultural importance, and all he has to offer are stories about sneaking into parties? "Fucking with people" is the most hollow form of edginess. It accomplishes nothing except for saying "I don't care what this person who isn't in my life thinks of me, as long as I can leave immediately after I do this random assholish thing". It was great to listen to his debate with Matt just because it was a chance for Matt to talk about improv, but otherwise, this guy has nothing to offer except randomly hating strawmen then sucking up to whoever he's talking to. Please don't let him back on the network.
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    Topic Idea: "Grizzly Man"

    I just watched it, I thought it would be cool for the NoHuntsKyle team to talk about because of its themes of culture vs nature, the drive for celebrity, success, failure, emotional instability - all things that seem relevant to the life of comics living in LA. I'd be keen to find out which aspects of Timothy Treadwell's life you may unexpectedly relate to (as I did). The show is great btw, you guys are hilarious.
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    The darkness of Kulap

    Thanks for recommending this, it's great! Ever since I started listening to Who Charted, I've marvelled at how warm and feisty she is, but the fact that this shows through despite the shit she's endured makes me marvel at her strength, too. I'd like to high five her. I think that'd fix me up.
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    Episode 128 — Coach? Coach? Coach?

    I haven't seen this said yet, so I'll say it: I thought Jon Heder made this episode pretty awkward for the most part, and I was ready to add it to the top of the unfunny charts, but then when Harris said that a ghost wasn't nice, I lost control of my body on the tram. The guy next to me must have thought that I was crying about the photo of a greyhound I was looking at on my phone at the time that I heard him say that.
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    What should Who Carted fans call themselves?

    Haha, Ku-Ku's Klan it is! Ku's Hyucks Klan? Nah.
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    Episode 24 — Traditions

    Man, Kyle yelling about Miss America gave me the hardest Earwolf laughs I've had in a month. And Earwolf laughs are the hardiest laughs of all! Dunnigan, you've Dunni-it-agan. Nnn.
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    Yo Welcome you Laime-os

    I second Paul Rust, as well as PFT (76), Andy Daly (83) and Jen Kirkman (60). I'd say I'm at WTF levels of trust, where I feel like I can select episodes randomly and there's a good chance I'll get a lot out of them.
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    Episode 20 — Punisher: War Zone

    Yeah this was great! This is the most fun I've had listening to the podcast since the first episode. Normally I'm content to listen to HDTGM without watching the films they discuss, but I enjoyed this episode so much that I'm definitely going to watch War Zone. It was great to hear a fan of the film break down what he loved about it, and to hear someone involved with the film explain what went into making it. Hope this combination can be replicated in the future.
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    Episode 2 — Analyze Phish Episode 2

    It's weird to me that people think the podcast should end if Scott liking Phish isn't a realistic outcome. The less likelihood there is of Scott liking Phish, the longer the podcast will go on for, and the more discussions about what music is and what people like about certain kinds of music there will be.
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    Episode 2 — Analyze Phish Episode 2

    What I don't get about Phish is, if the lyrics don't matter, why do they even have lyrics? The answer to that question is probably that the lyrics are there to hang music off of, or to establish the "song" part of the song so that they can then deviate into a "jam" part. But if that is indeed the answer, and the lyrics are just placeholders, why don't they write lyrics that are innocuous, instead of these gallingly dumb lyrics that call attention to themselves? I think you have to conclude that the lyrics in fact serve an important purpose and are used to deliberately construct a persona for the band and a mood for the song, and you can't just ignore them. Therefore, Phish are bad forever the end. JUST KIDDING. Like Scott, I kinda liked that folky song, and I liked the hook of that Bouncing song, even if I didn't like any other part of it. And I never thought I'd say that I liked any part of anything at all to do with Phish. Anyways, still really enjoying this concept and its execution. As someone who doesn't like Phish and is a big fan of this podcast, I'll say that I'm okay with Harris playing through a whole 15 minute or whatever song. If Scott's worried about that experiment alienating listeners, he shouldn't be.
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    Episode 10.3 — The Final Challenge: Day 3

    I am really baffled by the people who refuse to listen to TL. I will definitely listen to their first Earwolf episode and, just as I did with Comedy Death Ray, Who Charted, and WTF, I'll listen to their back catalogue, starting with the episodes where performers whose names I recognise guest, then proceeding chronologically from the start once I'm convinced I'll like anything they do. I predict that I'm going to become a fan. I did like LDDC, but I have to say that I am not compelled to download their podcast in the same way. They're fairly funny, but not as funny as the veterans that appear on the other Earwolf podcasts, and they don't offer much besides this second-rate funniness. What I find particularly infuriating is the suggestion that TL won because they're located in LA or because they contain a token female. That is horse-shit. Theirs is a better podcast, or, at minimum, they're roughly equal, but the judges liked them better when it counted. They are certainly not so bad that the only thing that got them over the line was their location and gender. That is some made up fantasy internet sniping flim flam. The main thing I got out of this episode, though, is the following: I. LOVE. SCOTT. AUKERMAN. I loved everything he said in this episode, from his praise of Matt Besser, to the analysis of why people are douchebags on the internet, to the analysis of reality TV shows. Scott says smart stuff, he says it compellingly, he says things I agree with but could never articulate myself, he is fair, he is restrained, and yet he takes strong positions. When he was fairly and yet critically discussing the nature of fandom and the internet, it reminded me of the time on Sklarbro Country when he put the brakes on whatever riff the Sklars were on in order to voice his opinion that certain laws are less concerned with justice than with making poor people's lives worse. I was really touched by that! And I was touched by the serious things he said on this episode. This was a good series, I think Earwolf should do a second season of it.
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    Episode 10.3 — The Final Challenge: Day 3

    I am really baffled by the people who refuse to listen to TL. I will definitely listen to their first Earwolf episode and, just as I did with Comedy Death Ray, Who Charted, and WTF, I'll listen to their back catalogue, starting with the episodes where performers whose names I recognise guest, then proceeding chronologically from the start once I'm convinced I'll like anything they do. I predict that I'm going to become a fan. I did like LDDC, but I have to say that I am not compelled to download their podcast in the same way. They're fairly funny, but not as funny as the veterans that appear on the other Earwolf podcasts, and they don't offer much besides this second-rate funniness. What I find particularly infuriating is the suggestion that TL won because they're located in LA or because they contain a token female. That is horse-shit. Theirs is a better podcast, or, at minimum, they're roughly equal, but the judges liked them better when it counted. They are certainly not so bad that the only thing that got them over the line was their location and gender. That is some made up fantasy internet sniping flim flam. The main thing I got out of this episode, though, is the following: I. LOVE. SCOTT. AUKERMAN. I loved everything he said in this episode, from his praise of Matt Besser, to the analysis of why people are douchebags on the internet, to the analysis of reality TV shows. Scott says smart stuff, he says it compellingly, he says things I agree with but could never articulate myself, he is fair, he is restrained, and yet he takes strong positions. When he was fairly and yet critically discussing the nature of fandom and the internet, it reminded me of the time on Sklarbro Country when he put the brakes on whatever riff the Sklars were on in order to voice his opinion that certain laws are less concerned with justice than with making poor people's lives worse. I was really touched by that! And I was touched by the serious things he said on this episode. This was a good series, I think Earwolf should do a second season of it.
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    Top 5 CBB/CDR Moments

    I was gonna answer this off the top of my head, but instead I'm going to think about it.
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    Top 5 CBB/CDR Moments

    I was gonna answer this off the top of my head, but instead I'm going to think about it.
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    Episode 10.1 — The Final Challenge: Day 1

    I like TL, I think I'm going to listen to their podcast whether it's part of Earwolf or not. I think Elizabeth was right when she said that "preference" worked more in their favour as a criterion for this challenge than "funniness", because while I think that I find LDDC funnier, I get more out of TL. I think that when they go for it, they get a lot of interesting material out of their guests that isn't funny per se, it's just compelling because it's out of left field, it's personal, and it rounds the guests out as people. I prefer them to LDDC, because LDDC's thing seems to just be "being funny", and while they succeed at that, I already listen to a bunch of podcasts that are just about the hosts being funny. TL is funny (e.g. I lol'd on public transport when Charlie Day said "FUCK NO" before Elizabeth could even get the question out about him kissing his mother on the lips), but the reason I prefer them is because they give me something I don't get from the podcasts I already listen to. I mean, I guess a large part of WTF is Marc getting to know the person behind the comedian persona, but TL does it in a gentler, more positive and more charming way. I liken them more to those times on CBB when Scott kind of happens upon a serious topic and he and the guests speak candidly about it for a while without caring about getting laughs, like on a recent episode when Scott said he got choked up thinking about Todd Glass dying (FUNNY STUFF). I get lots of these kinds of moments out of TL, especially when the hosts talk to each other, because they seem to be comfortable with talking about their apparently fairly strange backgrounds. These kinds of moments make me feel good about being alive, rather than hilariously amused, and that's a much rarer and therefore more valuable commodity to me than merely funniness. I see a lot of potential for growth for TL, I think that once they get comfortable with being high-profile podcasters and they aren't afraid to probe their guests and put themselves on display, they'll hone in what makes them unique and great. LDDC seem kind of honed already, i don't see them developing much beyond what they are already. Plus, I live in Australia, and they just remind me of a funnier, less sanitised version of Australian morning radio. They're better than radio, but they don't really contribute something new to the broadcast/podcast world. I reserve the right to go back on this opinion after I listen to their show tomorrow.
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    Episode 10.1 — The Final Challenge: Day 1

    I like TL, I think I'm going to listen to their podcast whether it's part of Earwolf or not. I think Elizabeth was right when she said that "preference" worked more in their favour as a criterion for this challenge than "funniness", because while I think that I find LDDC funnier, I get more out of TL. I think that when they go for it, they get a lot of interesting material out of their guests that isn't funny per se, it's just compelling because it's out of left field, it's personal, and it rounds the guests out as people. I prefer them to LDDC, because LDDC's thing seems to just be "being funny", and while they succeed at that, I already listen to a bunch of podcasts that are just about the hosts being funny. TL is funny (e.g. I lol'd on public transport when Charlie Day said "FUCK NO" before Elizabeth could even get the question out about him kissing his mother on the lips), but the reason I prefer them is because they give me something I don't get from the podcasts I already listen to. I mean, I guess a large part of WTF is Marc getting to know the person behind the comedian persona, but TL does it in a gentler, more positive and more charming way. I liken them more to those times on CBB when Scott kind of happens upon a serious topic and he and the guests speak candidly about it for a while without caring about getting laughs, like on a recent episode when Scott said he got choked up thinking about Todd Glass dying (FUNNY STUFF). I get lots of these kinds of moments out of TL, especially when the hosts talk to each other, because they seem to be comfortable with talking about their apparently fairly strange backgrounds. These kinds of moments make me feel good about being alive, rather than hilariously amused, and that's a much rarer and therefore more valuable commodity to me than merely funniness. I see a lot of potential for growth for TL, I think that once they get comfortable with being high-profile podcasters and they aren't afraid to probe their guests and put themselves on display, they'll hone in what makes them unique and great. LDDC seem kind of honed already, i don't see them developing much beyond what they are already. Plus, I live in Australia, and they just remind me of a funnier, less sanitised version of Australian morning radio. They're better than radio, but they don't really contribute something new to the broadcast/podcast world. I reserve the right to go back on this opinion after I listen to their show tomorrow.
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    WHEN FOR BUMBERSHOOT EPPIES?

    DL'd and waiting to be L'dT.
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    WHEN FOR BUMBERSHOOT EPPIES?

    DL'd and waiting to be L'dT.
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    WHEN FOR BUMBERSHOOT EPPIES?

    WHEN?
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    Episode 40 — All About Lee

    Oh, and I agree with whoever it was that said that Lee gave us a fascinating insight into Howard's psyche and background. I was disappointed that I didn't learn much about Howard when he was a guest on WTF, so it was nice to hear about some evil child throwing knives at him and his family playing old episodes of Austin Stories. I seems weird to enjoy hearing about two things that Howard clearly hate(d)(s) living through, buuuuuuuuut oh well!
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    Episode 40 — All About Lee

    Oh, and I agree with whoever it was that said that Lee gave us a fascinating insight into Howard's psyche and background. I was disappointed that I didn't learn much about Howard when he was a guest on WTF, so it was nice to hear about some evil child throwing knives at him and his family playing old episodes of Austin Stories. I seems weird to enjoy hearing about two things that Howard clearly hate(d)(s) living through, buuuuuuuuut oh well!
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    Episode 40 — All About Lee

    My favourite part was when Lee called Kulap a piece of tofu, and without hesitating FOR A SECOND Kulap said "MOTHERFUCKER", like she was about to ask someone to hold her gold.
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    Episode 40 — All About Lee

    My favourite part was when Lee called Kulap a piece of tofu, and without hesitating FOR A SECOND Kulap said "MOTHERFUCKER", like she was about to ask someone to hold her gold.
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