Cassie Da Costa: Thanks In Advance

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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Isaac Mizrahi: Nakedness & Abstraction

Neil discusses the pleasure of medical touch. Designer/entertainer Isaac Mizrahi consoles us that at least Stephen Sondheim isn’t the best bridge player.

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Mike Dimpfl: Post-Embarassment

Neil talks about his childhood wish to stop the waves. DJ and academic Mike Dimpfl talks about his research on “toilet feelings.”

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Cakes Da Killa: Wild Orchid in a Basement

Neil talks about summer as its own lifespan. His guest, rapper Cakes Da Killa, discusses how to tell a friend their music sucks.

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Sharon Marcus: Bred for Opacity

Neil talks about air conditioning and sense memory. His guest, literary scholar Sharon Marcus, imagines a daredevil visit to a perfume shop.

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Michael Smith: Room Tone

In this bonus live episode, artist Michael Smith talks about how to get creative with bad teaching evaluations. Season 3 coming soon!

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Annie Lanzillotto: The Most Beautiful No

Writer and performer Annie Lanzillotto talks about how, actually, old people are the future.

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Jeff Hiller: Lockdown Cuddle Duds

Actor and comedian Jeff Hiller talks about how improv taught him how other people wipe.

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Melissa Anderson: Compost of the Soul

Film critic Melissa Anderson talks about the correlation between smoldering internal rage and a lighthearted use of exclamation marks.

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