Neil discusses the micro-acting exercise of saying “my husband.” Writer Cassie da Costa finds deep truths in customer service language.
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Neil discusses the pleasure of medical touch. Designer/entertainer Isaac Mizrahi consoles us that at least Stephen Sondheim isn’t the best bridge player.
Neil talks about his childhood wish to stop the waves. DJ and academic Mike Dimpfl talks about his research on “toilet feelings.”
Neil talks about summer as its own lifespan. His guest, rapper Cakes Da Killa, discusses how to tell a friend their music sucks.
Neil talks about air conditioning and sense memory. His guest, literary scholar Sharon Marcus, imagines a daredevil visit to a perfume shop.
Writer and performer Annie Lanzillotto talks about how, actually, old people are the future.
Actor and comedian Jeff Hiller talks about how improv taught him how other people wipe.
Film critic Melissa Anderson talks about the correlation between smoldering internal rage and a lighthearted use of exclamation marks.
Performer Jon Wan argues that kids are campy.
Artist Tony Bluestone talks about the existential condition of the Wet Paint sign.