Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone
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Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone is like an out-of-control adult education class that meets in a treehouse. Paula Poundstone, Adam Felber, Captain Crinkle, Toni Anita Hull, and a gallimaufry of characters have dropped the rope ladder down for you to climb on up, and sit around the fire with them. Uh-oh into their treehouse.
Ep 229 - Do the Gerrymander with Ben Sheehan!
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 @bensheehan on instagram @thatbensheehan - TikTok HOUSE BAND Kristen LeJeune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 29
1 hr 34 min
Ep 228 - The Butler Did It - Could You?
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 HOUSE BAND Andra Bohnet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 22
1 hr 38 min
Ep 227 - Can Bugs Save the Planet?
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: Facebook: Instagram: Linkedin: Twitter: Email: HOUSE BAND Doug Peck  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code PAULA to save $50 at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 15
1 hr 32 min
Ep 226 - Winning the Climate War with Michael Mann
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 HOUSE BAND David Bragger YouTube: 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 8
1 hr 46 min
Ep 225 - Kicking Asteroid: Are We Ready to Defend the Planet?
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 @ellis.montes on instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 1
2 hr
Ep 224 - Career Window
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 Aurora Meneghello Linked In RYP Instagram RYP Facebook Clients: HOUSE BAND Tim Sway New Perspectives Music (A division of Tim Sway Perspectives, LLC) Happy Birthday, Gwen!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 25
2 hr 24 min
Ep 223 - Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan Schools Us
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 HOUSE BAND Zip Dagger @zipdagger on instagram Zip Dagger’s experimental short films Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 18
1 hr 40 min
Ep 222 - Bugapalooza!
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 The University of Chicago Press HOUSE BAND John Stohrer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 11
1 hr 39 min
Ep 221 - Oil You Can Eat
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 marisa_bloch HOUSE BAND Sylvia D’Avanzo Connect with your partner everyday using Paired. Download the app at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 4
1 hr 55 min
Ep 220 - Truth or Share
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 27
1 hr 43 min
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