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  1. Adam Scott Aukerman are back! They discuss seeing U2 live at the Rose Bowl, break down the setlist and talk about the Joshua Tree Anniversary Tour. We get a long anticipated Harry Potter update from Adam and much more! Buy new U Talkin' U2 To Me? t-shirts at podswag.com. This episode is sponsored by SeatGeek and Leesa.
  2. Andy Daly and Will Hines join Matt Besser this week for scenes about knock-off telemarketers, defeating an improv team with clever suggestions, and the “realest” Goofy at Disneyland. Later, we get an update on the Amherst mascot nominations, and a former Subway employee takes Matt to task during Case Closed. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV). 284 - Will Hines, Andy Daly (1:15 - 6:56) Intro Story - Getting calls from numbers you don’t recognize - Will takes calls from relentless solicitors (7:30 - 15:41) Twitter Suggestion - Poaching - A chef distracts from the illegality of his food by describing the preparation techniques (15:45 - 24:11) Question from Listener - “What’s the hardest word you ever had to do a scene to?” - The audience tries to defeat an improv team with the suggestion “suggestion” (24:17 - 36:01) Let’s Talk Some More About That - Being afraid to laugh at something because it could be offensive - A southern grandpa is offended when people are insensitive to his culture (38:14 - 45:45) Crap on Youtube - “Tinkerbell in Tears After Disneyland Spat” - Meeting the “realest” Goofy at the park (46:44 - 1:03:04) What the Fuck Is Going On? - Amherst mascot removal - Sports fans get more excited about the team name than the team (1:03:13 - 1:29:23) Case Closed - Guy wants to fight Besser over subway video - Taking the “no shirt, no shoes” sign too literally
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    Episode 310 - Returning Scallops

    No. 5: Schoolboy Q featuring E-40 with “Dope Dealer” No. 4: Harlea with “Miss Me” No. 3: Black Caviar “New York, What’s Happening?” No. 2: Run the Jewels with “Talk to Me” No. 1: Zeds Dead featuring Rivers Cuomo and Pusha T with “Too Young” Follow Who Charted on Twitter, too. I think someone posts the music on a Spotify playlist.
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    Earwolf is selling a special mixer!

    Hello listeners! We have a new and unopened mixer that we're selling. We wanted to reach out to our awesome fans first to see if they're interested. It's a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 Mixer, and we're selling it for $800. You'll get a special autographed sheet of many of your favorite Earwolf hosts. Each one of our prolific engineers has touched the packaging! Lead Engineer Brett personally humped it. Just for you! Plus, many famous people have possibly glanced at the mixer in the Earwolf lobby. Here is a link with more information about the mixer. Let us know if you have any questions.
  5. Southern rock musician Michael Dean Damron joins Will Hines, Mike Hanford, Anthony Atamanuik, Craig Rowin and Matt Besser for a music episode of improv4humans. Michael's songs inspire scenes about a man who wants to take a woman's foot in marriage and a boy who pitches a musical toilet to his toys. Plus, restaurant employees get excited over a customer who finally says the name of their food combo.
  6. Will Hines, Stephanie Allynne and Alex Fernie join Matt Besser on this week's improv4humans. A ghost writer struggles to transcribe a vague musician, and a classroom discussion about a hypothetical flood gets out of hand. Also, Stephanie's friends try to convince her to partake in activities at abnormal times. Later, a Hillary and Bernie supporter debate if the presidential candidates should join forces against Trump during Case Closed.
  7. Banjo player Al Scorch joins Charlie Sanders, Horatio Sanz and Seth Morris for a live episode of improv4humans with Matt Besser at UCB Sunset. Al's songs inspire scenes about a Coast Guardsman who struggles down the badass totem pole. A Crap on YouTube video helps create a scene about a feminist ladybug that transitions into a man bug. Plus, a comedian's career shows signs of improvement when he finds his perfect audience.
  8. Comedian Steve Agee joins Randy and Jason on this week's Sklarbro Country. They discuss kidney stones, the rules of honking and having perspective as a performer. The Sklars bring a Quick Hit of the Pittsburgh Steelers' robotic practice dummies. Later, Randy and Jason drop by resident fantasyologist Jesse Thorne's studio to learn about lesser-known fantasy leagues.
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    Episode 286 - Mic Chew, One Tech

    Kulap and Howard record a special episode in Stard Alley Studios. During Spotify's Global Top 5 Songs chart, actress and musician Tawny Newsome joins the gang and discusses her upcoming album. They talk about "Girls" and Howard's interesting experience at a T.G.I Friday's in the iTunes Top 5 TV Show Seasons chart. Plus, Kulap describes her trip to New York, and Howard talks about his shows in Atlanta and Asheville during Two Charted.
  10. Great news! Kevin finally saw "Purple Rain." He discusses the film with Kamau and actor/returning guest J. August Richards. Before they dive into the film, they talk about "Training Day" (the show), J.'s role in the upcoming ABC drama "Notorious" and Madonna's tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards. Then, they break down several memorable scenes in "Purple Rain," including the good and the bad
  11. Comedian Nick Youseff joins Randy and Jason on this week's Sklarbro County. Nick discusses his upcoming stand-up album, "1982," and growing up in Los Angeles. Daniel Van Kirk brings County Stories of a man held at gunpoint to use his bathroom and Domino's employees who called 911 after a loyal customer mysteriously stopped ordering. Later, Robert Durst leaves a voicemail to promote his new sweater company "Don't Sweater the Small Stuff."
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    Whoever would like to participate in a Case Closed on the topic "should Bernie now unite to fight with Hillary against Trump" can do so. We are doing a Case Closed this Wednesday at 11:30 am (PT). If you'd like to participate, email improv4humans@earwolf.com. Please include your name (or username) and phone number so we can call you up. Thank you.
  13. If not, it's probably by Dragoon.
  14. You're So Negative by Dragoon ?
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    Episode 284 - CheeseDrake Factory

    Producer/podcaster/Renaissance man Jensen Karp joins Kulap and Stard on this week's Who Charted. They discuss Jensen's upcoming memoir, "Kanye West Owes me $300," during Stereogum's 5 Best Songs of the Week chart. They create a Hunger Games tournament for the excessive amount of TV shows during iTunes Top 5 TV Show Episodes chart. In Two Charted, Kulap and Stard share a love for comic books and dislike of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  16. Actor Ryan Gaul joins Howard and Kulap on this week's Who Charted. During the Billboard's Top 5 Hip-Hop and R&B chart, they discuss Beyoncé vs. Rihanna and what Ryan's dog found in the woods. The movies chart inspires conversation about running out of holiday films and Howard's ideal movie-watching experience. In Two Charted, the gang got some GIFTS.
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    Episode 304 - Bring Back Punch

    Comedian Brad Williams joins Randy to discuss his new Showtime special, "Daddy Issues." He also talks about growing up as a little person and the valuable life lessons his parents taught him. Later, Daniel Van Kirk brings a County Story of a man who argued he doesn't need a license plate for his car because it's not in the Bible. Michael Kissick, the friendliest TSA agent, leaves a voicemail about the chaotic Midway Airport lines.
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    Episode 303 - Sauvignon LeBlanc

    Actor and comedian Andrea Rosen joins Randy and Jason on this week's Sklarbro Country. She discusses growing up in New York, acting in the show "Episodes" and breaking a world record in fishing. The Sklars bring Quick Hits about an entitled professional soccer player who thought he was above menial tasks in prison. Later, former Chicago White Sox coach Ozzie Guillén stops by to explain the team's hot start this season.
  19. Mike Still, Jessica McKenna and Paul Welsh join Matt Besser on this week's improv4humans. They improvise about the musical number in Virgin Airlines' safety video and explore new weight loss challenges. People running for U.S. Senate inspire a scene about presidential candidates' opening statements in a debate. Also, an unhelpful employee starts a new job writing for improv4humans.
  20. Kamau and Kevin discuss the early, early stages of trying to get Denzel on the podcast. Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air," gives Kamau and Kevin tips on how to successfully interview Denzel. They also talk about the do's and dont's of interviewing the greatest actor of all time. Period.
  21. Author Gary Belsky joins Randy and Daniel Van Kirk for a remote episode of Sklarbro County. They discuss being a St. Louis sports fan and Gary's new book "On the Origins of Sports." Daniel brings a County Story of a Florida man who faces charges after trying to steal a snake from a pet store. Later, "On the Origins of Sports" co-author Neil Fine calls in to share what inspired the creation of the book.
  22. Enjoy volume 2 of improv4humans with Matt Besser's best of music scenes, which were voted on by the fans. This episode features music from Ryan Bingham, Allison Weiss, Murder by Death, Waxahatchee, The White Buffalo, The Milk Carton Kids, Dawes, Robbie Fulks, Frank Turner, Dave Hause and Dan Deacon. Their music inspires scenes about regional girlfriends, bottomless bathtubs, a traveling jug band and much more. Be a good humon, and support these musicians by purchasing music off their websites.
  23. Comedy all-star Greg Proops joins Kamau and Kevin to discuss "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." Greg counts down his top 5 Denzel movies, and they describe the little Denzelishness seen in "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." Later, they talk about the film's pacing, excessive car chases and Denzel's grounded performance.
  24. Comedian Gar Ryness, aka Batting Stance Guy, joins the Sklars to discuss baseball and new trends of MLB players' batting stances. Daniel Van Kirk brings County Stories of a pizza-made pizza box and a man who was angry after being asked not to have sex in the community pool. Later, Steven Seagal leaves a voicemail for the Sklars asking for a job referral at Disneyland.