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Episode 9: That's Not a Unicycle, Those Are My Legs
In this episode: what to do when you're mistaken for non-sapient, how to handle a body swapping boyfriend, when simulations have you asking 'Is anything ever real???', and that special anxiety that comes with a possible invasion. For more information and episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com
Episode 13: 87 Ghostcabbages
Janet and Loaf discuss the culpability of inter-dimensional hookups, how to avoid ritual combat when everyone else is doing it, and check in with Frankie for a ruling on the rights of celebrity pets. Janet & Loaf recently appeared on the podcast “How to Listen to Music in the 22nd Century”. The episode is called “A Package Arrives Part 1.” It's a huge crossover episode featuring actors and characters from audio dramas across the board. Find it on their website or on your favorite podcatcher. http://howtolisten22nd.com/ Featuring Valerie Loveland as Frankie, Nathan Comstock as Loaf, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. This week's letters were read by Dave McKenna, Grace Kufner, and Levi Comstock. For more information and full episode transcripts, find us online at www.stppodcast.com
Episode 6: The Big Game
In this episode, Loaf and Janet discuss the upcoming Big Game, the merits of travel over putting down roots, how to deal with the aftermath of a time loop, and what to do when you have a disturbing lack of faith in your boss. Plus: the return of Frankie!   For more information and episode transcripts, check out our website www.stppodcast.com
Episode 7: Brain Parasites and You
This week, Loaf and Janet receive a message from a battle cruiser, discuss how to make an informed decision on whether or not to get a Todavian brain parasite, counsel a teenage girl on her new universe-bending powers, and dabble in diplomacy with Frankie. For more information and episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com
Mini Ep. 3: Office Announcements
Melody updates the employees of IFM2 Subspace Radio on office news and upcoming events. The voice of Melody is Chloe Cunha. Solutions to Problems is written by Nathan Comstock, Austin Hendricks, and Michael F. Gill and is also produced and musically scored by Michael F. Gill. For more information and episode transcripts, check out our website at www.stppodcast.com
Episode 20: Active Sabotage Is A Love Language
Off the air, the whole crew celebrate the end of the season, but there are still some problems to be solved, namely Loaf's misgivings about their upcoming family visit, Janet's uncertain employment status, and Samantha's ongoing struggle to be a real person instead of the idea of a real person. Featuring Ron Prudent as Mr. Xorfus, Valerie Loveland as Frankie, Phoenix Bunke as Sam, Chloe Cunha as Melody, Bridget Kraynick as Broodmate, Austin Hendricks as Janet, and Nathan Comstock as Loaf.  This is the last episode of season 2! Thanks for listening! Episode transcripts are available at www.stppodcast.com. We’ll have bonus content on the feed until we come back with season 3 later this year. Send us letters at problemsrequiringsolutions@gmail.com. 
Episode 1: Two Body Problem
Widely syndicated and beloved INTERGALACTIC RADIO PROGRAM Solutions to Problems welcomes a new co-host this week to discuss problems with humans, gift giving practices, and transporter incidents. For more information and episode transcripts, check out our website www.stppodcast.com
Episode 11: I've Deleted Grandma
Janet and Periwinkle get back into the swerve of things for an AI-themed show, with a very special (if unintended) guest in studio. They tackle when to come out as a sentient being, how to be a good virtual assistant, and also give tips on how to cope with being ghosted. Featuring Chloe Cunha as Melody, Nathan Comstock as Periwinkle/Loaf, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. This week's letters were read by Becca Mackenzie, Harry the Robot, and Stephanie Raymond. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com
Mini Ep. 4: Samantha / Coffee Break
Samantha the omnipotent teenager returns to fill Janet's voicemails with problems about high school melodrama, the financial crisis of the 26th century, and whether or not she is a real person. Will Janet ever call her back? Sure, right after this coffee break with Melody... This episode features Phoenix Bunke as Samantha, Chloe Cunha as Melody, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com
Episode 2: Ranking Your Friends
In this week's Solutions to Problems: our hosts contemplate nicknames, when your mate won't participate in the culling ritual, how to wrap your heads around wedding ettiquette, and holographic simulations gone wrong. For more information and episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com.
Episode 4: What is a phone, even?
This week Janet and Loaf tackle overly invasive phones, limericks, and how to handle your co-workers when you've seen species rise and fall against the backdrop of an uncaring universe. For more information and episode transcripts, check out our website www.stppodcast.com
Episode 5: Dangerous and Illegal Time Tourism
In this special edition of Solutions to Problems, Officer Nassif drops by to advise us on the difference between time travel and time dilation, if you should risk destabilizing the space-time continuum to save your brother's marriage, and whether inter-time relationships can ever work out. For more information and episode transcripts, check out our website www.stppodcast.com  
Episode 8: Possibly-a-Robot Moments
In this episode: Nassif returns to advice on a new time travel dilemma, a Grapnofalian pilot writes in about a crush on her boss, and what to do when your girlfriend might be a replicant. For more information about our show and episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com
Episode 10: Under New Management (Season 1 Finale!)
Officer Nassif and Frankie return for our season finale. With the Grapnofalians in control of their solar system, the crew struggle to do their job while being closely watched. Also: the pros and cons of  freezing oneself to escape a dictatorship, financial advice from a robocall, and the ethics of timeline interference.   For more information and episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com.
Episode 12: Groupthink United
Janet and Loaf tackle accidental co-parenting, omnipotent teens, lonely planets, a space cult, and gets some help from everyone's favorite time agent.   Featuring Phoenix Bunke as Samantha, Ramy Abdelghani as Officer Nassif, Nathan Comstock as Periwinkle/Loaf, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. This week's letters were read by Arturo Fernandez and Patricia A. Gill. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com
Mini Ep. 6: Melody's Comedy Audition Reel
Melody tries to record her audition tape for Lightspeed's Artificially Funny Fest. She really thinks this will be her year! Even if she has to resort to bending time and space. This episode features Chloé Cunha as Melody, and was written by Chloé Cunha and Michael F. Gill. Melody's stand up was recorded at Sally O'Briens in Somerville, Massachusetts and featured the voice of the host, Scott Oddo. This episode's transcript is available at www.stppodcast.com. We're working hard on Season 3, and we still have some bonus content ahead. Stay tuned!
Episode 16: Your Shiniest of Aprons - A Dating Special
Frankie joins Janet and Loaf to answer a flurry of dating-related queries. Are algorithms romantic? How does one politely address the logistics of interspecies relations? Is resplendent plumage enough to get you out of paying the check? All this and more on this special episode. Content note: This episode contains frank discussions of sex. Listener discretion is advised.  Featuring Valerie Loveland as Frankie, Nathan Comstock as Loaf, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. This week's letter was read by April March. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com.
Episode 19: All About the Disruption of Narrative Causality
Janet and Loaf listen to letters about living inside the ramifications of genetic engineering, and how to measure your compatibility with someone who was in a time loop when you met. Also, Officer Nassif is back to weigh in on the time travel shenanigans, including a time capsule letter that's turns out to be more personal then expected. Content notes: Discussions of racism [2:20-8:30] and stalking [8:30-14:00]. Featuring the voices of Rami Abdel-Ghani as Officer Nassif, Nathan Comstock as Loaf, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. This episode's letters were read by Sarah Irwin, Kris Kim, and Alessandra Levy. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com.
Episode 18: Hot Messes Together
Nothing topsy-turvy at all happens to Janet and Loaf before the show, and it surely doesn't affect their performance in answering letters about universal translation gone awry, workplace infidelity, and the experience of living as a certain species. There aren't even any special guests who break into the studio to confront them about the problems they are avoiding in their personal lives. What a relief! Featuring Valerie Loveland as Frankie, Chloe Cunha as Melody, Bridget Kraynik as Loaf's Broodmate, Nathan Comstock as Loaf, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. This week's letters were read by Will Redwood, Elena Fernández-Collins, and Walter F. Gill. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com.
Episode 3: Barbabrababs
Loaf and Janet discuss the pros and cons of joining a collective, what to do when you're left out of the fantasy baseball league just because you look like a horrifying monster, and shoes. For more information and episode transcripts, check out our website www.stppodcast.com      
Bonus: Behind the Scenes of Season 1
In this EXCLUSIVE BONUS EPISODE, a person who is definitely Not Michael interviews the actors and writers behind Season 1. Also included: bloopers, sound checks, and awkward laughter. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com
Season 2 Announcement!
Season 2 of Solutions to Problems starts August 31st! Austin, Nathan, and Michael fill you in on all the details, including new ways to support the show. Also, an 8 bit surprise. We love you. We really, really do. Thank you for listening!
Mini Ep. 1: Loaf's Voicemails
A collection of messages left in the voicemail inbox of an ambiguously named radio co-host during his hibernation period. Good news though - it's almost 17.8 degrees Celsius! For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com
Mini Ep. 2: Janet's Voicemails
A collection of messages left in the voicemail inbox of a selves-obsessed, hyper-capitalistic radio co-host, during her time traveling shenanigans. Turns out it's hard to maintain a social life when you exist in so many places at once! Featuring Ramy Abdelghani as Officer Nassif, Chloe Cunha as Melody, Whitney Plasket as Blatin, Ronald Prudent as Mr. Xorfus, Suzanne O'Toole as Janet's Mom, Valerie Loveland as Frankie, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. Solutions to Problems is written by Nathan Comstock, Austin Hendricks, and Michael F. Gill and is also produced and musically scored by Michael F. Gill. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com.
Episode 17: Be Your Best Capitalist Self
Janet and Loaf listen to letters about musical multi-level marketing, augmented reality in the workplace, and the planet-wide apocalypse that never showed up. Thanks to Melody, Loaf also has to deal with an unexpected letter from their homeworld. Featuring Chloe Cunha as Melody, Bridget Kraynik as Loaf's Broodmate, Nathan Comstock as Loaf, and Austin Hendricks as Janet. This week's letters were read by Masha Sten-Clanton, Grayson Hendricks, and Gillian Daniels. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppodcast.com.
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Started
Aug 29th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jun 7th, 2019
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No. of Episodes
29
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20 minutes
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