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The amazing Michael McKean has to draw on all his experience - from “Laverne and Shirley” to “This is Spinal Tap,” all the way to “ Better Call Saul” - in order to help Paula in her quest to finally nail an audition. Will Paula finally find that thin line between clever and stupid? Fingers crossed! GUEST Michael McKean michaelmckean.com @MJMcKean (twitter) thisismichaelmckean (facebook) HOUSE BAND Casey Bozell caseybozell.com @caseybozell (instagram) @caseybozell (twitter) keepclassicalweird.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Could Paula find a home on the range, ranging around as a ranger? We arrange to speak to real-life Grand Canyon park ranger Della Yurcik to find out if Paula has what it takes to rescue wanderers and protect pic-a-nic baskets! Plus, we’ve got facts for you - but a few of them are fictions. It’s “Potluck Info Party: George Santos Edition.” GUEST Della Yurcik Grand Canyon National Park Ranger www.nps.gov HOUSE BAND Wesley David https://instagram.com/wesleydavidmusic https://youtube.com/wesleydavidmusic https://wesleydavidmusic.com Wesley David on Spotify Thom Flowers Producer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How secure is our Social Security? Is it being squandered or is it being kept safe in some kind of lock box? Is it a Ponzi scheme, and if so, how do we use it to get rich quick? The AARP’s John Waggoner explains it all for us. Plus, Bonnie and Toni explore the amazing and troubled life of a man who never made it to retirement age… it’s time for “Al Capone: The B&T Biography.” GUEST John Waggoner Senior Writer/Editor/Producer, aarp.org HOUSE BAND Gregory Anderson pianogregor.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We love mustard, but what IS it? Where does it come from? Why is it always on shirts and chins? Barry Levenson, curator of the National Mustard Museum, is here to demystify our most mystifying common condiment. And then - we have a show, you have… helpful hints. It’s Mailbag! Listener Notes Edition. GUEST Barry Levenson Curator of the National Mustard Museum mustardmuseum.com HOUSE BAND Donnie Scally combat.musicology on Instagram auralcombat on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Should you see the new movie musical “Matilda?” To help you decide, we screen the 1980 musical mess “Xanadu,” starring Olivia’s Newton John, Gene Kelly, the music of ELO, and more roller skates than you’ll ever want to see on one screen. They call it “Xanadu.” Paula calls it… something else entirely! HOUSE BAND Pam Stohrer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s our annual Holiday Movie Review, and this time we have a special one - the unexpected Netflix smash hit, Lindsay Lohan’s “Falling for Christmas!” She fell off a mountain and lost her memory, and - SPOILER ALERT - you’ll wish you had too! The happiest of holidays to all our Nobodies! HOUSE BAND Jacob Miller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When it all hits the fan, how do we turn off the fan? Dr. Caroline Hackerott, professor of Emergency Management and Disaster Science is here to ride out the storm with us. And then… they said it, and now we’re saying they said it. It’s the return of Quote Party! GUEST Dr. Caroline Hackerott, North Dakota State University https://www.ndsu.edu/emgt/faculty_and_staff/caroline_hackerott/ Book Recommendations: Disasterology, Dr. Samantha Montano  Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe HOUSE BAND Matt K. Evans https://www.youtube.com/@mattevans3203/videos https://soundcloud.com/mattkevans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We love basketball, but how does the pick and roll work when you are actually rolling? Wheelchair athlete and coach Alvin Malave stops by to give us the Xs and Os on how the game is played on wheels. And then we keep on a-rolling, right into the Simi Valley for Mailbag! Captain Crinkle Edition. GUEST Alvin Malave: Angel City Sports http://angelcitysports.org HOUSE BAND JP Stohrer This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/paula and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Everybody’s doing it - the hot ol’ dance they call The Gerrymander. But how do we get states to STOP doing it and redistrict fairly? Returning champion Ben Sheehan is here to explain it all. Plus, how can we woo new listeners in Portugal? Maybe with a brand new Toni and Bonnie’s Oral Report! GUEST Ben Sheehan blackdogandleventhal.com/contributor/ben-sheehan/ @bensheehan on instagram @thatbensheehan - TikTok HOUSE BAND Kristen LeJeune kristenviolin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Paula serves her fans beautifully, but could she serve… as a butler? Star butler Andrew Lowrey puts her through her paces. And then, what does every stately home also need? Peacock puppets, of course, and you’ll learn to make them, courtesy of Toni’s Craft Corner. GUEST Andrew Lowrey precisehome.com HOUSE BAND Andra Bohnet www.andrabohnet.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Remember Aly Moore, who came on our show and fed us bugs? We’ll, she’s back with her new venture, Chapul Farms, working to create a farming ecosystem where bugs turn waste into soil and chicken feed! And if that all seems like a complicated conundrum, wait until we stump you with our first ever Poundstone Riddle Invitational! GUEST Aly Moore: CCO of Chapul Farms Website: www.chapulfarms.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/chapulfarms Instagram: www.instagram.com/chapulfarms/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chapul-farms/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chapulfarms Email: info@chapul.com HOUSE BAND Doug Peck dougpeckmusic.com  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code PAULA to save $50 at lomi.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What’s happening with our climate, and exactly how screwed are we at this point? Author and scientist Michael Mann comes by with the bad news and some surprisingly hopeful predictions. Then, prepare yourself to seek the truth. And the other truth. That’s right, it’s the return of Two Truths and Lie! GUEST Dr. Michael E. Mann Author of THE NEW CLIMATE WAR michaelmann.net HOUSE BAND David Bragger www.OldTimeTikiParlour.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/OldTimeTikiParlour Instagram: davidbragger Instagram: tiki.parlour.recordings Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code PAULA to save $50 at lomi.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 225 - Kicking Asteroid: Are We Ready to Defend the Planet?  Invaders from space are touching down on Earth all the time, but how are we going to deal with The Big One? Planetary Defense expert Ralph Harvey breaks down how we can break down dangerous meteors - with or without Bruce Willis. And speaking of burning questions - you want to know more about us, and we’re finally ready to talk. It’s Mailbag! Insider Edition. GUEST Professor Ralph Harvey Professor of Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio HOUSE BAND Ellis Montes https://www.youtube.com/c/EllisMontes @ellis.montes on instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 224 - Career Window

Ep 224 - Career Window

2022-10-2502:25:382

Paula has investigated a bunch of other jobs, but how do the pros approach career transitions? We’ve got Aurora Meneghello from “Repurpose Your Purpose” to lay it out for us. And then - we’re finally getting to Bonnie and Toni’s report on Ben Franklin! Is it worth the wait? Find out in the new B&T Biography! GUEST Aurora Meneghello https://repurposeyourpurpose.com/ Aurora Meneghello Linked In RYP Instagram RYP Facebook Clients: https://www.marisaescolar.com/ https://lyonideas.com/ HOUSE BAND Tim Sway New Perspectives Music www.newperspectivesmusic.com (A division of Tim Sway Perspectives, LLC) Happy Birthday, Gwen!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What is the Department of Education? What does it do? And why do so many Republicans run on the idea of getting rid of it? Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan drops by to drop some knowledge on us. GUEST Arne Duncan www.chicagocred.org HOUSE BAND Zip Dagger @zipdagger on instagram Zip Dagger’s experimental short films Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 222 - Bugapalooza!

Ep 222 - Bugapalooza!

2022-10-1101:45:28

You listeners have questions about bugs - and our friend Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice is back to answer them all! And speaking of the natural world, Bonnie Burns and her green(ish) thumb are here to offer handy horticultural tips in another installment of “Garden Time with Captain Crinkle!” GUEST Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice verdantword.com The University of Chicago Press HOUSE BAND John Stohrer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 221 - Oil You Can Eat

Ep 221 - Oil You Can Eat

2022-10-0401:58:56

How can anything be extra virgin? Although that’s definitely how some of us felt in high school. But olive oil is different, and olive oil sommelier Marisa Bloch Gaytan is here to tell us all about its tasty and nutritious world. Plus - brace yourselves - Bonnie and Toni explore the life of beloved entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. in our very first “B & T Biography.” GUEST Marisa Bloch Gaytan www.pasolivo.com marisa_bloch HOUSE BAND Sylvia D’Avanzo www.playbill.com Connect with your partner everyday using Paired. Download the app at https://www.paired.com/PAULA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 220 - Truth or Share

Ep 220 - Truth or Share

2022-09-2701:39:46

Studies show that when you share an article that you haven’t read, it actually makes you think you know more than you do. Don’t bother reading any further - you’re already an expert on this podcast! Share it! But if you’re still reading, know that we’ve got returning champion Dr. Art Markman on the show to discuss this phenomenon. And then it’s time for some real nitty-gritty knowledge - with our Department of Fine Print! GUEST Author and Psychologist, Dr. Art Markman Podcast:two-guys-on-your-head HOUSE BAND Darcy Hamlin Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 3rd Horn https://www.mso.org/about/orchestra/musician_detail/darcy-hamlin/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 219 - See How They Run

Ep 219 - See How They Run

2022-09-2001:40:43

We all know that this year’s campaigns are heating up, but what’s it like from the inside? What are the rules nowadays, and more importantly, are there rules nowadays? Author, political consultant, and recovering Republican TIm Miller drops in to drop some knowledge. And then… how would you describe our show? Well, you tell us - it’s a fresh round of Show Descriptions! GUEST Tim Miller Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell - A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER https://www.thebulwark.com/author/tim-miller/ NOT MY PARTY - Snapchat HOUSE BAND Pamela Stohrer on the Celtic Harp Music for Healing & Transition Program Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
At a time when athletes are using their platform to advance real causes, we take a moment to talk about the man who basically built that platform: Muhammad Ali. Professor and author Randy Roberts steps into the ring to tell us all about Ali’s amazing life. And speaking of amazing - Toni has convinced us to do another crafting segment! This time it’s pinwheels, only on Toni’s Craft Corner! GUEST Professor Randy Roberts Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Randy Roberts: Life and legacy of Muhammad Ali HOUSE BAND Five-time returning champion, Raymond Horton rayhortonmusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (64)

Kim Braun

Sorry, 5 minutes in and I'm not grabbed. maybe next cast.

Oct 12th
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Roger Fuller

I think they killed toni.

Sep 20th
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Limel

Love it! Toni, if you're still open to marrying Chris Evans, he's apparently looking for a life partner. T+C 4 eva

Jul 19th
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Peter Linnell

Book Club Theme starts @ 12:33

May 21st
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Roger Fuller

don't care what anyone says. I loved the ducks. it may have helped that I was near the ocean and had some ducks near me. however I loved the ducks.

Mar 12th
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Peter Linnell

"Captain Culpepper's Last Stand" starts at timestamp 55:13.

Jan 15th
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Alex Mercedes

I'll have to listen again. I didn't hear his answer re signing up with one of those password storage companies. did he answer that question?

May 11th
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Eric D

thanks, I wait each week to be entertained by u 2, and you always come through.

Dec 11th
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John Keal

as much as a nobody wants to step up and point out that youre wong.. And punative is relative to punishment putative is relative to ptential futrure respectfully your unworthy John o'f Australia

Oct 27th
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Trish Beason

hwy, "you guys": I listen every week and I've noticed that I've been laughing out loud more and more each week. I would like to announce that this week's show was the funniest show yet. Brilliant!

Oct 25th
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Maggie Sawyer

Ducks🦆🦆Ducks🦆🦆Ducks🦆🦆Ducks🦆🦆Ducks🦆🦆Ducks🦆🦆Ducks🦆🦆

Sep 10th
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Maggie Sawyer

Love the ducks! #Moreducks

Sep 8th
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Mary Sample

nltpp is my favorite podcast, CNBC my favorite tv channel! loved the show! guy adami was great and unflappable!

Sep 3rd
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Meghan Terella

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Thank you.

Jun 11th
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Maggie Sawyer

love ya and will be listening to your regular podcast Just can't have more of the orange demon Glad it makes others happy... just can't anymore ☮️💗🌼

Apr 27th
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Alex

yes! I've been waiting all week for this!

Apr 24th
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Meghan Terella

This made my entire face smile 4 minutes in. Thank you for the free physical fitness.

Mar 28th
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Maggie Sawyer

Beautiful Downtown Burkank!

Mar 21st
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Daisy Amiradonze

I have ASMR and I'm loving this kitkat tasting 🥰

Mar 4th
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Daniel

That unremarkable historic quote Will Chamberlain I was not prepared for. XD

Mar 2nd
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