Join comedian and New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake and guest hosts Jason Chatfield and Kat Burdick as they talk to the funniest and most interesting people around about what messed up things go through their heads at night. They’ll poke around looking for deeper meaning behind that dream where you’re still in high school somehow even though you know you graduated years ago and oh god, you’ve been blowing off first period all semester – and then Emily will present each guest with artwork based on their worst nightmare, suitable for framing or ritual burning!
Recorded March 5, 2020. NOTE: Some of the COVID-19 thoughts are now out of date because March 5 was a billion years ago. As always, don’t get news or info from comedians, reality star presidents, CEOs, friends, or family. CDC
We got bugs to show you and bugs to warn you about. Blythe loves a chill roach and Madelyn admires aphids as feminist heroes. Jaboukie Young-White, Bennet Ferris, and Harris Mayersohn scramble around and are generally freaky-deaky but also tell jokes. Plus scientist Christine Johnson from the AMNH with expertise on parasites and their hosts, with a specialization on slave-maker ants.
Madelyn Freed and Blythe Roberson host.
Recorded at Union Hall September 15, 2017 as part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Live sound and recording by Chris Medrano. Edited by Shannon Manning for Good Orbit.
Ep: 6 This show was so good that after this show a bunch of Sloan Kettering administrators asked for my autograph. We delighted them and probably the audience with dreadful facts about CANCER. Did you know that the doctors that invented chemotherapy tried to poison their young patients with anything they could think of including mustard gas? Did you want to know? Sachu Ezura and John Reynolds yummed our yucks, too.
Madelyn Freed and Blythe Roberson host.
Recorded at Union Hall Oct 24, 2017. Live sound and recording by Dave Polk. Edited by Shannon Manning for Good Orbit. Poster by Hallie Bateman (@hallithbates) with edits by Josh Roman.
Rent Party: Ep 1 w/Austin Chardac, Clark Jones, Jo Firestone, Ariel Elias, Karl Hess
Dec 21, 2016 • 01:33:39
In this episode, everyone is upset about the election, we introduce a new co-host, and Jo Firestone puts the band’s music history knowledge to the test.
The Scientists Ep 1: Artificial Intelligence w/Joel Kim Booster, Ana Fabrega, Stephen Markow, and Rob Dubbin
Sep 15, 2017 • 01:36:27
Artificial Intelligence Is the robot takeover around the corner? Or is it just nerd apocalypse that we have nothing to worry about? Madelyn & Blythe explain the singularity, and comedians Joel Kim Booster, Ana Fabrega, Stephen Markow, and Rob Dubbin weigh in. Hosted by Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed
Rent Party: Ep 2 w/Kenny DeForest, Shalewa Sharpe, Will Miles
Nov 7, 2017 • 51:13
Featuring Kenny DeForest, Shalewa Sharpe, Will Miles, and hosted by Yedoye Travis THE ORIGINAL LINEUP: Alex Pyle, Joey Ziegler, Alex Lotito, Andrew Gialanella THE FIRST LIVE SHOW! Back to the beginning and the very first Rent Party with The Original Lineup! Kenny yells at the band, Shalewa is her amazing…
Pulitzer Surprises: Ep 1 w/Daniel Spenser, Annie Donley, Kashana Cauley, and Sarah Ryley
Nov 10, 2017 • 01:09:14
According to the Pulitzer website, anyone can nominate anything for a Pulitzer Prize, and Pulitzer Surprises takes advantage of that horrible idea. Eliza Cossio (The Daily Show) and Caroline Schaper (Full Frontal, Letterman) have their favorite comedians perform their submission for a Pulitzer. This month Eliza Cossio and Caroline Schaper…
Book Club: A Comedy Show. Ep 1: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood w/Fran Hoepfner, Monica Heisey, and Harris Mayersohn
Nov 11, 2017 • 56:09
Book Club is a comedy variety show where hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion), along with some of NYC’s best comedians, read the books so you don’t have to. Held monthly at Union Hall. This month’s book was: The Handmaid’s Tale, a dystopian novel by Canadian…
Serious Matters Interview Ep 1: DATING w/Elna Baker
Nov 16, 2017 • 22:08
Serious Matters is a monthly comedy show at Union Hall that features stand up, video, PowerPoints, and interviews with real-life experts. On this podcast, we play the featured interview from each show, as these experts help us solve that day’s Serious Matter. Elna Baker was the guest interview, talking about…
The Scientists Ep 2: Garbage w/Halcyon Person, Matt Barats, Catherine Cohen and Elizabeth Royte
Nov 20, 2017 • 1:21:43
This month, we’re anthropologists, and we’re slaves to capitalism. Madelyn meets her hero, Elizabeth Royte, and Blythe doesn’t like Kondo-ing. Everyone’s best friends Halcyon Person and Matt Barats YUCK it up, Catherine Cohen does it in song.
The Scientists Ep 3: Romantic Love w/Dr. Helen Fisher, Elna Baker, Patti Harrison, Alexandra Song & Catherine Cohen
Jan 8, 2018 • 1:32:20
We did this show because Madelyn had a fever dream about a scientific study that may never have existed at all. If you have any information about it, please call 911. We truly figure out love in this episode with the help of the queen, Dr. Helen Fisher. Elna Baker,…
Rent Party: Ep 3 w/LeClerc Darguin, Tyler Richardson, and Casey Balsham
Jan 18, 2018 • 57:54
Recorded the week before the election. A pared-down Original Lineup (Joey D’Alessio, bass and Misaki Nakamichi, keys) leads host Yedoye Travis in a one-way eighties rap battle after sets by comics LeClerc Darguin, Tyler Richardson, and Casey Balsham. Show Recorded Oct 24, 2016 at Union Hall. Live sound and mix…
Pulitzer Surprises Ep 2 w/Roy Wood Jr., Conner O'Malley, Catherine Cohen, Carmen Christopher, Dan Fagin
Aug 1, 2018 • 1:23:46
This month Eliza Cossio and Caroline Schaper welcome hopefuls Roy Wood Jr., Conner O'Malley, Catherine Cohen, Carmen Christopher, and interview Dan Fagin about his real-life Pulitzer for Tom's River.