The Funniest People I Know

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S1E10 - This week we are joined by comedy screenwriter and producer, Michael Sokol, George updates us on the Whitney Houston Conspiracy, Lily faces another Pop Culture Blindspot and watches "The Rugrats," in the Writers' Graveyard we tell jokes from Michael's Weekend Update submission packet, and close with a bedtime story by TJ. Sponsored by Tom Ticklebottom Tire and Health Insurance  (Airdate: 11/3/2018)
S3E7 - We kick off this week's episode with some out of this world candy news, Will presents a script for his short film, "The Funky Chicken," in the Writer's Workshop, TJ attempts German, Alexandria reads the first passage from our new book club selection, Even Tree Nymphs Get The Blues, we talk to Joseph Pond, a chicken advocate in Cobb County, Georgia, and TJ leads us in an allegedly Leap Day-themed game of "Amy Adams or Ja Rule."   EPISODE 7 NOTES: * "Candy, Cheese Soar to Space Station to Satisfy Crew Cravings" AP News 2/15/2020 * Even Tree Nymphs Get The Blues by Molly Harper. NYLA. 2019. Recommended by fan, Kevin Bomley * Special Thanks and Congratulations to Joseph Pond of the Backyard Chickens Alliance of Cobb County
S1E19 - We are on break this month, so please enjoy a rebroadcast from September where we first unveil the now infamous Whitney Houston conspiracy. | This week we discuss show merch, TJ makes a list of suggested changes to a Confederate monument, our sportscasters report live from the Piggly Wiggly grocery store, George reviews a summer movie and unveils a Hollywood conspiracy, we unearth page one of Dewey's discarded novel in the Writers' Graveyard, and after a moment of guided meditation, TJ gives advice to a couple listeners in Nashville. (Airdate: 09/22/2018)
S2E35 - A conversation about Nikki Minaj's retirement leads us to suggest other people we'd like to retire, Will selfishly gives a fake weather report, Alexandria reads a passage from a Cinderella-themed romance novel, and George gives advice to folks on how to act in a restaurant. (Airdate: 9/28/2019)   EPISODE 35 NOTES Cinderella's Christmas Affair. Katherine Garbera. Silhouette Desire. 2003.
S2E14 - This week George takes his niece to see Cinderella and is surprised by the twist ending, TJ attempts to interpret a listener's dream,  Will contemplates the breakup of Simon and Garfunkel, and Alexandria hosts movie night where we watch the 2006 classic "ATL." (Airdate: 05/03/2019)
S2E20 - Sleep-deprived TJ begins this week's episode by blowing a raspberry into the microphone, Alexandria recalls a sleepless trauma of her own, TJ casts us in his favorite TV shows, our friend Saf stops by to update us on his journey to becoming a scarier person, and then we surprise him with a special guest, Queer Eye's Neal Reddy. (Airdate: 6/15/2019)   Episode Notes: Special thanks to Saf Patel and Neal Reddy (@neallovesyou) for joining us in studio this week. See Neal's transformation on Netflix's Queer Eye Season 1 Episode 2. Neal's Reading List: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck by Mark Manson You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero The War of Art by Steven Pressfield    
S1E2 - In Episode 2 TJ makes a list, a listener calls in for dating advice, interview with a Palmetto bug, Will visits writers' graveyard*, George defends and Lily presents morning meditation. (Air date: 09/08/2018) *apologies to our British listeners 
S1E12 - This week the very funny Sara Gaare joins us, TJ sparks yet another controversy with his ranking of Thanksgiving dishes, Lily puts us on the spot to Defend our Likes, we visit an old sitcom pilot by George and a sketch about Planned Parenthood by Sara in the Writers' Graveyard, and a couple listeners make a Major Announcement. (Airdate: 11/17/2018)
S3E12 - We're on lockdown this week, but worry not, we've got a brand new episode directly from our closets. Will and Alex cover some hard-hitting news stories about a condom thief and standoff between a woman and a cougar, we review the phenomenon that is Netflix's "Tiger King," TJ debuts the first minute of his new standup act, and we interview a Public Health worker. (Airdate 4/4/20)
S1E5 - This week, TJ takes us down memory lane with a list of celebrity meltdowns, George visits the Writer's Graveyard with an unfinished mystery, Will shares some Happy News stories about old ladies and puppies, we defend our likes and learn about Will's special connection to marshmellow Peeps and who killed Alexander Hamilton, and a special guest visits the studio to ask TJ for medical advice. (Airdate: 09/29/2018) 
S2E40 - This week George and Will's short film, Porn Mom, screened at the Out on Film Festival, TJ was booted from the doctor's office, Professor Chris grades our collaborative story, Will's dad is inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame, and we learn some little-known facts about the Democratic Presidential Primary candidates. (Airdate: 11/2/2019)
S2E8 - This week we attempt to pay tribute to classic radio by listening to an episode of The Lone Ranger, but accidentally trigger a childhood trauma, then TJ challenges the gang to an Unremarkable Movie Quote Game, we meet famed local rapper, Lady A, and we take a peek into TJ's love life in "Tinder Theater" (Airdate: 03/23/2019)   Episode Notes: The Lone Ranger Episode #3005 "War Horse" originally aired 04/18/1952. 
S2E3 - We kick off this week's episode with a thrilling conversation about veganism, TJ educates us on great inventions by African Americans, Alexandria makes us Defend our Likes, George reviews Razzie Worst Picture Nominee, "Holmes & Watson," we debut the FPIK Audio Theater with a performance of the sketch, "Mass Mistake," and TJ challenges Alexandria to a game of "Oprah or Shonda." (Airdate: 02/16/2019)   Episode 3 Show Notes: "Mass Mistake" Carrie: Lily Naz Nick: Daniel Annone Written by: George N Koulouris Edited by: Jane Boynton  
S1E17 - It's the episode before Christmas and the hilarious Alexandria Sweatt joins us in studio, TJ ranks the 8 (or 9) Worst Holiday Movies, we all watch Die Hard for the first time in Pop Culture Blindspot, listener  Brenda Lee calls us back to offer tips for the show, George seeks advice in Ask TJ, and we have a Major Update in the Whitney Houston Conspiracy: an exclusive interview with the bakery that made her favorite cupcakes. (Airdate: 12/22/2018) 
S1E3 - This week we debate where to take the show on the road, TJ makes his saltiest list yet, the Uptight Manhattanite goes to the Coke museum, Lily picks up a hitchhiker, we dig up some bad college poetry in the Writers' Graveyard, and our sports team reports live from Atlanta traffic. (Airdate: 09/15/2018) 
S2E9 - We begin this week's episode by helping TJ with his seeping issues, then after a night at the theater, Will and George dive into an in-depth analysis of Les Miserables, Alexandria dissects the Fake Melania Conspiracy, Will reads a a rejected love story in the Writers' Graveyard, and George must defend one of his favorite movies from childhood at FPIK Movie Night. (Airdate: 03/30/2019)
S3E14 - It's Alexandria's birthday and she kicks off this week's episode by sharing ways to celebrate while in quarantine, then TJ and Will surprise her with a series of Birthday Haikus, we meet comedian and writer, Carin Metzger who's cousin recently made national headlines, George and Alexandria read a very funny sketch by Carin about a marriage on the R-O-C-K-S, and in honor of Greek Easter, TJ quizzes George on famous Greeks in a new game called, "Opa or Nope'a." (Airdate: 4/18/2020)    
S3E17 - In honor of Mothers' Day we are joined this week by the funniest mom we know, silver fox Abigail Williams, TJ shares his list of bad moms, Alexandria challenges George to a Versus Battle pitting Nikki Minaj against Lady Gaga, and we all play a TV mom themed round of F*, Marry, Kill. (Airdate: 5/9/2020)   EPISODE 17 NOTES: * Special thanks to our guest Abigail Williams
S3E18 - This week we are joined by the very talented actress, Veanna Black, we place bets on the true origins of the President's #Obamagate conspiracy, George uncovers another theory in the Whitney Houston murder, TJ shares about his experience being laid off, we address complaints from last week's episode, and Alexandria challenges George to a second round of our Versus Battle: Pussycat Dolls vs. Limp Bizkit. (Airdate: 05/16/2020)   EPISODE 18 NOTES: Special thanks to our guest Veanna Black.
S3E22 - We've got a super fun episode this week. YA author Debbie Rigaud joins us and we talk to her about her new book with Alyssa Milano. We share our celebrity sighting stories, TJ reviews the children's TV show, Tumble Leaf, and we have our most challenging Versus Battle yet: Beyonce vs. Rihanna. (Airdate: 6/13/2020).   EPISODE 22 NOTES: * Special Thanks to our guest, YA Author Debbie Rigaud (@debbierigaud) https://www.debbierigaud.com
S3E24 - We are joined by the very funny Sara Bresee this week, George and Alex update us on how Covid-19 is affecting their lives, TJ tests Purell for other uses, Sara discusses her work in public health during the pandemic, and in honor of Spongebob's coming out we consider which other cartoon characters might be next. (Airdate: 07/04/2020) 
S2E48 - It's our last episode of the year and we're looking back at 2019. Will goes Christmas tree shopping at a car wash, we share the funniest moments of the year, and we assign each other New Year's resolutions. (Airdate 12/28/2019).   Happy New Year!
S2E1 - We're back for Season 2! It's Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta. Our new host, Alexandria, is in studio and she tells us about her work at the opera. We create a Fantasy Oscar Draft game, TJ watches the Razzie Worst Picture nominee, "Gotti," and shares its Top 10 Worst Reviews, and in the Writer's Workshop Will tests a sketch about Marie Kondo. This episode is brought to you by the letter N. (Airdate: 2/1/2019)
S1E22 - We are on break this month, so please enjoy a rebroadcast from December where we make major progress in our investigation into the Whitney Houston conspiracy. | It's the episode before Christmas and the hilarious Alexandria Sweatt joins us in studio, TJ ranks the 8 (or 9) Worst Holiday Movies, we all watch Die Hard for the first time in Pop Culture Blindspot, listener  Brenda Lee calls us back to offer tips for the show, George seeks advice in Ask TJ, and we have a Major Update in the Whitney Houston Conspiracy: an exclusive interview with the bakery that made her favorite cupcakes. (Airdate: 12/22/2018) 
S1E6 - This week we're joined by a guest host, Alex Parkinson, TJ teaches what not to do at a music festival, in Hot Topics we discuss Helen Keller's removal from the Texas curriculum, Alex is on the spot in the Writers' Graveyard where he shares dated late night standup, Yoga Lady leads a moment of meditation, and we get a call from our biggest fan.
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Podcast Details

Started
Sep 1st, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 29th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
82
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
Explicit
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