Paula’s been sounding the alarm about screen addiction for years, but nobody listened, because, well, nobody listens to Paula Poundstone. Also we were too busy staring at our phones. But we’ve got Dr. Hillarie Cash from the reSTART Center on hand to help us navigate this now-undeniable problem. Also, after a tragic and unforeseen one week delay… it’s Mailbag! Positivity Edition. GUEST Dr. Hilarie Cash Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer reSTART Center for Digital Technology Sustainability https://www.restartlife.com/ HOUSE BAND Kathleen Strahm Violin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ep 184 - This Is The Story Of The Hurricane
1:24:36You know what really blows? Hurricanes! And we’ve got the Hurricane Man himself, Josh Morgerman, to tell us all about the most destructive of all storm systems - and the coolest (at least to Josh!). Plus, Poppa’s got a brand new… Mailbag! Returning Champions Edition. GUEST Josh Morgerman Host of Hurricane Man (BBC) HOUSE BAND Carey Frank Ukulele www.careyfrank.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 183 - Henry Winkler Goes Outside the Actor’s Studio
1:20:15He might play an acting teacher on “Barry,” but tonight Henry Winkler actually gets to teach the craft to Paula. Yes, you read that right - we’ve got The Fonz on board for sparkling conversation and another installment of Outside the Actor’s Studio! Plus, the first rule of Fight Club Book Club is that we continue to talk about “Fight Club.” In our Book Club. Guest Henry Winkler House Band Zack Ford, piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 182 - The Money of Colors
1:28:27The thing about priceless art is that there is always a price. But who decides what that price is? And how do the deciders decide what they decide? For what it’s worth, art appraiser Kevin Zweyer Anderson is here to tell us what it’s worth. Also it’s time for another Mailbag! Captain Crinkle Edition. Guest Kevin Zweyer Anderson Anderson Fine Art Appraisals http://www.art-appraisals.net/ House Band Adam McDonough Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 181 - Between The Rock and “Love Hard” Place
1:16:32Our holiday movie festival continues with a review of another Netflix Original, “Red Notice.” Are The Rock and Ryan Reynolds worth all that money? Is the movie at least better than last week’s “Love Hard?” Paula and Adam help you ring in the New Year with cinematic recommendations and good will towards all (except the people who made “Love Hard”). HOUSE BAND Andy Cohen Whistler andywhistles.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 180 - The Fall of the RomCom Empire
55:11On a Very Special Holiday Episode, Paula and Adam review a brand new movie so you can decide whether to brighten your holiday with it or not. The movie? The romantic comedy “Love Hard,” which is streaming on Netflix right now. Alternatively, you could watch it first and then enjoy our review, but we are not responsible for how THAT’ll work out for you! HOUSE BAND Kevin Kelso Piano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 179 - We Serve You Billie Jean King!
1:17:11Yes, you read it right. Billie Jean King - tennis legend, women’s sports pioneer, activist and social icon… she’s on the show! Also, if there’s time, we’ll get to another iconic woman in history: It’s Mailbag! Captain Crinkle Edition GUEST Billie Jean King https://www.billiejeanking.com/ HOUSE BAND Rajnar Vajra http://rajnarvajra.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 178 - Lit Crit - Hit It or Quit It?
1:08:49Our beloved Book Club has already featured one Great Novel that was kind of a snooze, and one International Bestseller that completely sucked. But who’s to say? What makes a book great, and what makes it “a classic,” and - most importantly - how can we sound smart at parties when literature comes up? The University of Chicago’s Dr. Timothy Campbell is here to sort it all out. Plus, open wide - it’s time for another tasty round of Potluck Info Party! GUEST Dr. Timothy Campbell Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies Department of English Language & Literature and the College University of Chicago HOUSE BAND Chris Mogni Piano. trydeco.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 177 - It’s Our 177th Episode!!
1:24:42Wow! Episode 177 - what a milestone! We kick off the celebration with some big birds - crows, to be precise. Ornithologist Dr. Brian O’Shea drops by to fill us in on those ubiquitous, clever creatures. Then - sure we’ve done 177 episodes together, and that’s a special thing, but how well do we really know each other? We play “Two Truths and a Lie” to find out! Guest Dr. Brian O’Shea Collections Manager for Ornithology & Bird Curator North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences https://naturalsciences.org/ House Band Ellis Montes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztQkedkbWFNOMhu_VZeOcg @Ellis.Montes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 176 - Stacks and Stones
1:18:43If this “comedy” thing doesn’t work out for her, could Paula make it as a librarian? Adam may think he already has that answer, but the only opinion that matters is that of our guest - Librarian Emily Aaronson joins us for “Career Corner!” Plus, you’ve got some constructive criticism, and we’re going to take it in the spirit that it was intended. No, really. It’s Mailbag! Helpful Hints Edition. Guest: Emily Aaronson Adult Librarian, Studio City Branch Library of the Los Angeles Public Library System House band: Katie Triplett Toy Piano For bookings and online music lessons in voice, piano and ukulele, you can contact me at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 175 - Fiona Hill Told You So
1:29:19Remember the impeachment? No, the first one. The one where the former president told Ukraine, “Nice country. Shame if anything should happen to it…” Yes, that one. Fiona Hill remembers, and she’s here to tell us about her White House memories. Also… what? Do you need more? Push “Play!” GUEST Fiona Hill Former National Security Council official and author of the New York Times bestseller THERE IS NOTHING FOR YOU HERE House Band Cory Springhorn Trumpet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices