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episode 83: Sarah Silverman on Sarah Silverman

She’s sophisticated and she’s crass. She’s glamorous and yet she mostly wears a hoodie and sneakers. She’s sharp and edgy, she’s soft and fuzzy. She’s dedicated to liberal politics and democracy and helping the underdog, and she once wore blackface on TV, a moment she says she’ll be working to undo for the rest of…

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episode 82: The Goddess Of Scam

Podcasts getting laughs out of grisly crimes, that’s nothing new, but the Scam Goddess is getting giggles out of grifts, including the lady who scammed George Washington University into thinking she was African American. This week on Easy Listening – a podcast about podcasts – we give you a taste of Scam Goddess, the show…

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Episode 81: Crowning The Queen Of Con

There’s no business like show business. Everything about it is appealing, except the part where the barriers to entry are so high and wide you might find yourself in a Jakarta taxi with your heart in your throat and your passport in your bra. This week, we introduce you to our favorite new true crime…

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Episode 80: Ken Jennings Explains Everything

Episode 79: Ken Jennings Explains Everything If it’s been a minute since you’ve been part of an intelligent conversation, don’t worry, Gina and I aren’t gonna have one — but you know who will? Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings, and Freakonomics writer Steve Levitt. Two of the smartest guys in pop culture, are going to change…

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EPISODE 79: A Sick Sense Of Humor

Have you ever thought of a joke so dark and wrong that if you ever even shared it with someone else they might seriously reconsider all they know about you? Congratulations! You’re a genius. We will explain. And if this pandemic has you snacking while doomscrolling and binge watching, it’s not like you don’t know…

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Episode 78: Cobra Kai Deconstructed

If I say “Sweep the leg,” or “Wax on, wax off,” these are movie quotes as unmistakable and indelible as “Here’s looking at you kid” or “We’re not in Kansas anymore.” The Karate Kid film, like the character himself, lands a crane kick into our collective consciousness. And the new series, Cobra Kai, really reminds…

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Episode #77: Three of the Funniest Friends in Hollywood

Jimmy Kimmell, Seth Rogan, Will Ferrell, Robert Downey Jr, Maya Rudolph, Kamala Harris – what do they have in common? They’ve all guested on a new podcast that doesn’t need time to find its footing. It isn’t a squishy little podcast baby, pushed screaming into the world,  that needs time to regain its birth weight…

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Easy Listening – 75th Episode – Oh My Pod! So Many Pods!

It’s been 75 episodes. We’ve laughed. We’ve cried. We’ve tried to help solve cold cases. We’ve cheered for gymnasts and cursed MLM gurus. We’ve talked hoops and pro wrestling, self-help books, Internet trolls and the science of scat, the…

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Easy Listening – Ep. 75 – At the Intersection of Self-Help and Crazy Cult

Could a podcast kindly explain to us how we can welcome anxious feelings, debunk self-defeating beliefs, be fully present in the moment, use our creativity as a gift to the world AND become completely free of negative thoughts? This week we are with…

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Easy Listening – Ep. 74 – The Sordid, Sad, Brave World of Gymnastics

From the moment Kerry Strug stuck her historic vault, to the moment a superb gymnast was blackballed from the Olympics for blowing the whistle on creepy criminal Dr. Larry Nassar, USA gymnastics has some stories to tell, and ESPN’s 30 for 30 lands…

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