No Joke Podcast

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Billy and Adam discuss printers. Naturally. Learn about their first black and white printers, their obsolete color printers and how 3D printers actually work. Plus, Adam's secret life as a fax expert, Billy's brand loyalty to Brother and music from Brendan Shields!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaSupport us on Patreon!
Billy and Adam are joined by comedian and writer Max Silvestri to discuss the world of reality TV. Max has hosted a reality show on Bravo, written iconic reality recaps for NY Mag and is a low-key fan of Vanderpump Rules. In this episode, they talk through the cultural impact of reality TV and where they think unscripted media is heading. Plus, Max has a new Netflix special and music by Dena Deadly!Sponsor: QuipTheme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaPatreon:
It's a nightmare to hear people discuss their dreams - Billy and Adam do it anyway. In this episode they get stuck in quicksand and trapped on top of wobbly buildings. Also, they revisit Billy's ghost stories and discuss traumatic events that continue to affect their subconscious. With music from California Dreams!Sponsored by Blue ApronTheme: Send Medicine - Way To The Sea
Billy and Adam field questions that were originally asked to Dear Abby in 1991. Very helpful tips... for very outdated questions. Learn what to do when a toddler orders a pizza, learn what not to do when a police officer is pulling someone over and for the love of god do not ask for honeymoon help from your wedding guests. With music by Dean Martin!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the Sea
Billy and Adam open up their phones and try to talk about crying emojis. There are various types of crying emojis... and Billy and Adam want to know why. Naturally, they get sidetracked with chats on the Nickelback catalogue, new photographs, recipes, rebranding, "tips of my toes" voice mails and so much more. Plus, music by Tribe Called Quest!Theme: Send Medicine - Way To The Sea
Billy and Adam talk about the little known musical Hamilton. It features an up and coming writer / performer named Lin Manuel Miranda and covers American politics... with a hip hop twist. Also, Billy records from a condor's nest, Adam learns about pool hopping and they finally get to the bottom of how Cirque Du Soleil made it to the top of No Joke Public List. Plus, music from the Newsies!Theme: Send Medicine - Way To The Sea
Billy and Adam want to share a little good news. In this episode, they take a look back at some of the positive global headlines that didn't make national news last year. Adidas created recycled shoes, turtle safety improved by a lot, free socks were given to 8 million people, border walls came down and environmental protections went up. Plus, a debate on debates, mailing body parts to enemies and music by Keynes and Hayek!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaQ&A with B&A:
Billy and Adam reflect on their Facebook habits and how they have evolved. Also, life before "The Like," the unintended consequences of online activism and, "Is Beyonce a lizard person?" Plus, Adam becomes a robot and Billy struggles with a new accent. With music by Justin Timberlake and Send Medicine!
Billy and Adam jump into the world of condiments. What is the difference between a dip and a spread? How come we don't put ketchup on sandwiches? And is vinegar having a comeback? Plus, the No Joke Hall of Fame might be a prison, a reveal on whether bees have muscles and a "Hey I'm Walking Here" remix by Caleb Farley!Theme: Send Medicine - Way To The Sea
Billy and Adam are for the children... and so is Wu Tang. In this episode, Billy and Adam provide a quick history lesson on each member of the rap group, Wu Tang Clan. RZA, GZA, ODB, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Cappadonna and Masta Killa. Who are they? How did their crew get formed? Who is the architect of it all? And what does each member provide? These questions get answered, plus a quick tip on computer captcha and music by Method Man!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaQ&A with B&A:
It's the 16th anniversary of 2003, so Billy and Adam look back at the songs that defined it. Weird idea? Yes! Listen to them fondly remember Nelly, 50 Cent, Ashanti, Justin Timberlake and other less famous pop stars. Plus, an examination of the notes app apology phenomenon, the rise of St. Louis slang and music by Tom Jones!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the Sea
It's been two years since the 2016 election. In this episode, Billy and Adam discuss how they've changed, how the country has changed and what changes they would like to see in the coming years. The Midterm Elections are right around the corner. The future is now. Please vote for a brighter tomorrow. With music by Robyn.Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaQ&A with B&A:
Billy and Adam welcome friend and Lakers fan, Amir Blumenfeld, to discuss his newest star player, Lebron James. In this episode they explore Lebron's low key announcement, why he chose LA, how it differed from "The Decision" and how Lakers fans reacted to the news. Also, an examination of #NBATwitter and Amir's quest to be accepted by it's members. Plus, Trump's dumb attacks on Lebron, the new public school he opened in Akron and a summer anthem by Zedd!Sponsors: RXBAR & QuipTheme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaFun Size on Patreon:
Billy and Adam make a splash and take a trip to the water park. In this episode, they discuss lazy rivers, speed slides, wave pools and pee-pee problems. Then, they design their own water park. It's got a whale. Plus, candy from Slovakia, low risk waterfalls and music from the Little Mermaid!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaDonate:
Billy and Adam roll the dice and do an episode about board games. What games did they grow up on? What games do they currently play? And why do board games turn people into maniacs? Plus, Billy and Adam discuss a recent twitter controversy in which listeners confessed to hating the "ad bell," a recap of the first Q&A with B&A and music by Anita Ward!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaQ&A with B&A:
Billy wrote and directed his first short film, Triple Kiss, and it stars Adam. In this episode they discuss where the idea came from, why Billy decided to make it and the value of working with like minded partners. Watch Triple Kiss on Vimeo and share it with your weirdest friends!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaSupport us on Patreon!
A topic so nice Billy and Adam had to cover it twice. This episode features songs from Nelly, TLC and you guessed it... the Jeps. Plus, the fellas try to sing like Mariah Carey, meet Carly Rae and figure out who got the boy - Brandy or Monica. Plus, theme music by Send Medicine! Sponsored by Squarespace
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon writer Arthur Meyer joins Billy and Adam to discuss what it's like to be a fan of, and work in, late night television. In this episode they discuss whether they grew up in a Leno or Letterman house, what it's like writing for a nightly talk show, Arthur's accidental friendships with Bob Saget and Justin Bieber and much more! With music by George Harrison.Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the Sea
Billy and Adam learn about lesser known, but totally real, holiday mascots. Kitchen Gods, Cinnamon Bears, Easter Bilbies and men who dress like groundhogs. Plus, the movie Hook, the taste of nougat and music by Mya!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaSupport us on Patreon!
Billy and Adam are joined by their friend, and writer for Bleacher Report, Dave Schilling. In this episode Dave explains his path to sports writing, what it's like covering the NBA finals and a brief history of working at Grantland. They also discuss the future of sports journalism and examine how, and why, the industry has changed over the past decade. Plus, jacked mascots, drinking on the job and music from Neil Diamond!Theme: Send Medicine - Way to the SeaDonate:
Billy and Adam welcome Brian and Nick from BriTANicK and SNL to discuss their lives in New York City. In this episode they explore the comedy, the chaos and the little known pizza labyrinth. Plus, Nick shares his theory of 'five chances for a good night' and Brian warns about the dangers of climbing buildings while drunk. And like always, theme music by Send Medicine! Sponsored by Blue Apron
Billy and Adam discuss the history of the NBA Finals with HeadGum founder, Amir Blumenfeld. Reflecting on previous NBA dynasties and the players on those rosters - the three break down the Warriors recent successes. Is having a super-team good for the sport? Does it make it more fun? Plus - difficult math, Amir's body and music by Snakes!
Billy and Adam hit the slopes in the middle of April to discuss skiing. Why do people glide down mountains? Why do they glide cross country? And what exactly is belly boarding? Plus, NBA farts, five fast facts, voice mails, librarians, bread based recipes, please the size of whales and music by Hoodie Allen!Theme: Send Medicine - Way To The SeaSponsor: Quip
Billy and Adam take a trip to the zoo but get distracted by voice memos, animal sounds and the No Joke Olympics. In this episode, hear about Adam throwing rings on rhinos, why Giraffes are bags of wind and scorpions behind doors. Plus, the pod gets a rebrand, a VM from Australia and music from N Sync!Theme: Send Medicine - Way To The Sea
Billy and Adam kick their feet up and talk couches. Do they prefer them stiff or soft? Are they fans of chaise lounges? And why is mid century modern so popular in Los Angeles? Plus, fish under hats, high shelf helpers, nodegas, crooners, coffee catastrophes and music by Capleton!Theme: Send Medicine - Way To The Sea
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Feb 5th, 2016
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Aug 3rd, 2020
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