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February 7th, 7:17 am
PAULA POUNDSTONE

First, we don’t officially use the term “MacArthur Genius.” Second, there’s a lot more to know about the MacArthur fellows program, and it’s director, Marlies Carruth is here to tell us all about it! Listen here or wherever you get your pods: paulapoundstone.com/podcast/ep-239-how-to-become-a-macarthur-genius/ ... See MoreSee Less

First, we don’t officially use the term “MacArthur Genius.” Second, there’s a lot more to know about the MacArthur fellows program, and it’s director, Marlies Carruth is here to tell us all about it! Listen here or wherever you get your pods: https://paulapoundstone.com/podcast/ep-239-how-to-become-a-macarthur-genius/

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Is it no longer the McArthur Genius Grant? Is it the McArthur Really, Really, Really, Really Smart Person Award now? Or did they stop giving it to geniuses and they are only giving the award to people of below average intelligence now? Did Dipshit Donny win one? What is going on? I guess I'll have to stop listening to back episodes and find out for myself.

February 4th, 8:46 pm
PAULA POUNDSTONE

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I’m about to tell ‘em in Redwood City, CA.

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You did and it was marvelous! Thank you for sharing your gift of humor, insight and compassion. (I can say as a hospice nurse, humor is vital and not just for the “ hospice worker” but for patients and families as well.)

Thank you Paula, it was a great show!

Paula - funny story about your show in Redwood City. I bought me and my sister tickets to your show back in the end of November for a Christmas present for us. End of January comes and I see on my bank statement a charge for the Fox Theatre in Redwood City and I'm telling myself... I haven't been to any shows or anything and call the theatre to have the nice box office lady inform me I had purchased two ticket for your show last Saturday. THANK GOD we didn't miss it. I never laughed so hard in my life. Well okay in many years. I had forgotten just How funny you were. I was a big fan of yours back in the the late 80s from tv. Anyway, So glad you came to Redwood City, even if you did stay in Burlingame. LOL - The Coastside is beautiful. Come next time. Keep on laughing and I am now a listener of your podcast. Stay safe out there on the road and keep eating your waffle cookies and oranges. 🙂

Already looking forward to you returning to Redwood City or nearby!!! GREAT show on Feb 4th!!!

Loved it.. and you!

Red chair in Redwood Love you, Paula!

Red velvet chair in Redwood City.

"Red" wood City.. fitting

I am sure it was warmer than the previous night in Woonsocket, Rhode Island!!

Thus the chair

Will there be a rope to go with that chair ? 😊

RI to Cali! Jeez

Who plots out your concert itinerary-Wrong Way Corrigan?

Loved you show last night. I admire that you have 10 cats. The bit about your cats was hilarious! www.facebook.com/groups/1544059379156675/?ref=share

Lucky them.

You tell ‘em, Paula!

Tell ‘em good Paula!!! ❤️🤣

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February 4th, 2:43 pm
PAULA POUNDSTONE

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA!

See you TONIGHT at the Fox Theatre (7:30pm). Get your tickets here: foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=281
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REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA! 

See you TONIGHT at the Fox Theatre (7:30pm). Get your tickets here: https://foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=281

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Come to the Fox in Spokane!

Can't wait to see you tonight PAULA POUNDSTONE!!

back to warmer weather. smart

https://twitter.com/paulapoundstone/status/1621722097759256576?s=46&t=s_2WiJiQnBiR5dDb2AC6VA

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Not even kidding - I laughed so hard at a Paula Poundstone show once that I actually gave myself an asthma attack! It was worth it!

Paula, bring a traveling nurse. Yes, the shows are always that funny!

I’ve learned over the years of seeing Paula to massage your face and jaw every 15 minutes. It does change the sound of your laughter into a sorta moose call but people around you are kind about it. After all, they’re Paula fans.

me too i laughed so hard so much that my stomach start to hurt and Paula asked me am i all right? i told her yeah i am all right lol

I saw Paula at a huge theater in New Jersey years ago. Much of the comedy was delivered while Paula was lying down on the stage. Funniest show I have ever seen.

She is so funny. Saw her in Walnut Creek and laughed so much my stomach hurt. Love Paula.

My husband laughed so hard at the Woonsocket show that he gave himself a muscle cramp!

Yes, and my stomach ached, too. She is an antidote for what is so wrong right now.

We've seen her twice in Medford, OR and would see her again in a heartbeat. Sooooo damn funny and original!!!

We're seeing Paula in Hartford, CT later this month. I saw her with my daughters in New Haven, CT a few years back and I laughed so hard I cried. This time, going with my husband.

I thought I cracked a rib at a show of Paula’s . Turns out I just pulled muscles . 😜

Paula Poundstone almost killed my stepmother. I had recorded Paula's first appearance on the Tonight Show and the next day I played it for my stepmother. Paula at one point asked: "Have you ever put the vacuum on the cats face?" My stepmother, who was usually pretty stoic, started giggling and then immediately started full on laughing. She laughed harder than I have ever seen her laugh. Then she started turning blue because she couldn't stop laughing and couldn't breathe because of it.

I was lucky enough to get to see PAULA POUNDSTONE in person on Friday in "Woonsocket"! Such an awesome show. I needed a laughing, and boy did I get one! My face hurts from laughing!

Wish she'd come back to Las Vegas! I thought there was a show in Feb but I think I misread it somehow. Love her show and her books!

I am listening to her podcasts "Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone." Not only hilarious but terrific stories about real people and history.

Happened to me in Boston.

Somebody had the giggle soup! 🤪

Going to the Redwood City show tonight!

Evidently with a spot of wind.

I am so jealous!

I wish she would come to Indianapolis!

Laughing like never before is what happens when exposed to the genius of Paula Poundstone.

Wait a minute… no tie !?

Happens every time

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February 3rd, 11:49 pm
PAULA POUNDSTONE

Just before I told ‘em in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. ... See MoreSee Less

Just before I told ‘em in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

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Great show last night! Hope you bought enough Drake's Cakes and Fluff at Cumberland Farms to survive in California until you come back to New England!

You need to make a Netflix special

Come back to St Louis Paula!!!!

Can’t wait to see you in Redwood City tonight!!!! And see the chair they give in I’m real life!

Good morning Paula

Not bad. At first I thought those polka dots were holes like a colander. 😂

Is that a relative of Winsocky

Were you required to dance the Polka?

Great looking chair !!l. LOL !!!

Nice chair… 😁 Hope you told ‘em good! ❤️

Who Dot?

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February 3rd, 1:37 pm
PAULA POUNDSTONE

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You ANSWERED the phone?!? You're way braver than me.

No no no nothing to worry about it happens to me all the time Linda.

After I hang up I sometimes can’t remember if I ended the conversation and if I even said good bye. One time my sister called me back and told me I just hung up mid conversation LOL

I am somewhat new to following you and I have to say discovering you has made my life a lot funnier. So much real life in there, I love how your brain works.

Rotary phones affect your memory. Nearly everyone I know who has one suffers from memory loss.

Call Cher Eva to see if she knows who you were talking to.

Thanks for coming to Woonsocket, you were brilliant. I have not laughed so hard in years.

That’s a good one! I forgot my own baby’s name for like twelve hours after my c-section. I kept my mouth shut and I eventually remembered. Those were good drugs.

Was probably Mike “Boom Boom ” Bonafit. Did he call you a b&tch?

It was probably Mrs Culpepper.

I sympathize.

It's really only when you call yourself and wonder why you are not answering that you have to worry about.

Happens to the best of us!

Been there, done that!😆🙁🤣

Watch the movie Memento to see how this behaviour plays out! 🙂

I love you, too! ;}

It was me Paula. You told me you were sending me tix to your next show. But now you've forgotten. You cut me deep.

Human, you need to drink some water! Lol

That phone is s as clue.

This is my life. 👀

Hmmm try being in bed with someone and not remembering who. If only for a moment. I heard that happens 😂

As your son said, “We’re going to have to get you checked out!”

Thank you! I’m not alone 👏👍😻🐈‍⬛

It was ME, dammit! Why do you always forget me?

This is a German phone. Was your conversation in German?

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You are right! It was nice and toasty in the theatre though! 🤣 Thanks for a great night!!!🥰 Hope your guacamole ( I mean glaucoma) gets better 😂

It was a fantastic show, Paula! Thank you!

Memo to Bonnie, your personal manager:. PLEASE give Paula accommodations where she is at least comfortable. She is so tolerant (and, yes, even makes jokes about this tough cold snap). Always packs her smile wherever she goes. Stay safe & warm Paula.

Very windy!

Awesome show in Woonsocket!! Thanks Paula, feels better to be in a world with you in it.

Looking forward to seeing you at The Stadium tonight! As long as my car doesn't blow away on my drive to your show!!!

My home state 💜 Have a cup of chowder, Paula, that'll warm you up 🧡🧡🧡

It's like that all over New England Paula! Colder here in central NH than where you are!

Stay warm Paula! 💕

So true, keep warm!

Waiting for PAULA POUNDSTONE in Woonsocket!

Saw the flags blowing really hard

My home state! Enjoy lived there for 41 years!

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Lol… 12/22 is my birthday 🥳. And I grew up a hour away from there in New Haven…. Too cold for me. Stay warm

I live 2 towns away from Woonsocket, and at 4:30 it is 9°f!!! Can't wait to see you tonight!!

You need a winter hat that covers your ears!

I totally get you

It’s WICKED COLD EH ?

Much warmer in Florida 🌴 😎

Apparently you're avoiding NC. Not that I blame you...

It's a tiny cold in RI

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February 1st, 10:51 pm
PAULA POUNDSTONE

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

See you on February 25th at 8pm!
Get your tickets here: www.ticketmaster.com/paula-poundstone-poughkeepsie-new-york-02-25-2023/event/00005D3C9ECE198A
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Oh, I am laughing so much. Thank you for starting my day with a laugh. You are such a gem!

Got our tickets…. can’t wait!

I just blew my cereal all over my phone 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣FU&K ME!!!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Record more shows please.

Come back to the Bull Run in Shirley, MA!!!

Cannot wait to laugh with you at the beautiful Bardavon ~

She’s so funny, love her

Haha

Julie Mihaly

You're trying to fool us! February only has 24 days! We're on to you... 🧐

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January 31st, 7:09 am
PAULA POUNDSTONE

We talk about career changes a lot, but how do you really make it happen? How do you manage your life and your money? We have no idea, but returning champion (and author of the new book “The GreatMoney Reset”) Jill Schlesinger does! Listen here: paulapoundstone.com/podcast/ep-238-changing-it-up-with-jill-schlesinger/ ... See MoreSee Less

We talk about career changes a lot, but how do you really make it happen? How do you manage your life and your money? We have no idea, but returning champion (and author of the new book “The GreatMoney Reset”) Jill Schlesinger does! Listen here: https://paulapoundstone.com/podcast/ep-238-changing-it-up-with-jill-schlesinger/

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I had to have an emergency partial root canal. Being referred to an Endodontic specialist. On my limited budget, nothing like this was planned for. It's going to set me WAY back for years. (I'm 71) (work 2 jobs, one self-employed, SS, but no insurance that will cover this.)

I love it when Jill is on the show!

The last segment with misquoted quotes was hilarious! Who knew brioche could be so funny?!

More Miss Quote Party, please.

January 30th, 7:45 am
PAULA POUNDSTONE

Horrifying videos released over the weeknd. Plus we have The Rude Pundit & PAULA POUNDSTONE today. Join us 9a-12n ET! #sexyliberal

Listen: SiriusXM Progress 127
Watch: Free Speech TV on #AppleTV / Roku / #SlingTV / #AmazonFireTV
Audio: WCPT 820 - Chicago's Progressive Talk on TuneIn
Video: StephanieMiller.com
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y'know one of the things I didn't realize that I appreciate about P.P. is the lack of sexual reference. I'm not a prude, just old--and bored to death with the subject. Nice to know that humor isn't limited after all.

January 29th, 1:39 pm
PAULA POUNDSTONE

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Good job on your recovery. I've been in recovery for 11 years. My life is so much better now.

Another reason I love you!- I do the same, washing party debris! (But mostly I love your humor!) 😅

I just adore you. Thanks for being so authentic and supportive of those in recovery.

Absolutely Paula 🚫 🍺 ONE DAY AT A TIME = 26 YRS AND COUNTING

I needed to hear this today, and I fully support your environmentally friendly efforts. 😊

Thank you, mil gracias, for this honest and real message. I appreciate you, and I needed to hear it today. 🙏

Such a great remember when and taking a minute to encourage the new comers. That's the program talking right there. Well done.

You are so real! Love you Paula..Party Animal!

This coming Thursday will make 39 months that I have been sober. ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️

Love you and your message! I think you are making a positive difference in the lives of many. Keep up your good work! I look forward to your next turn on Wait Wait! And I love your shades!! 💕🕶️💕

Very impressive! You are amazing !!! Coming up on 17 years myself !!! I don't have parties anymore. But would also separate the trash .

Fantastic! I love that you do this!!

I love that you work so hard to be kind to the planet. Thank you!

I actually find slight hangover to be very conducive to a pleasant after-party cleanup experience.

Great recycling! Congratulations on the recovery and so excited to see you in March !!!!

Love you, Paula Poundstone

Love you, Paula. Thank you for all you share with us.

You just do the job! And have fun parties too

Proud of you, Paula! A great example of strength and Hope. Also funny 😁

You're an inspiration! See you soon in SLC!

Watch the film Vengeance. You'll get a whole new view on what an after party can be lol

You rock Paula!

Yes! Sober 14 months now.

Bravo! Recovery is worth it. Your parties are epic! See ya next time! 😃

I ALSO THROUGH THE TRASH TO RECYCLE, REUSE AND COMPOST!!! And, you are kicking it sober!

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January 26th, 3:46 pm
PAULA POUNDSTONE

March 9th at SHU Community Theatre! PAULA POUNDSTONE is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.

Get tickets at shucommunitytheatre.org/.

The media partner for this performance is WSHU Public Radio.

Visit Isla & Co. on the day of the show and present your ticket for 15% off. Reservations strongly recommended: resy.com/cities/frfld/isla-and-co-fairfield
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My alma mater! Sad to miss this

Love the tie 👍💕

How about Phoenix. ❤️

January 24th, 7:10 am
PAULA POUNDSTONE

The amazing Michael McKean has to draw on all his experience – from “Laverne and Shirley” to “This is Spinal Tap,” all the way to “ Better Call Saul” – in order to help Paula in her quest to finally nail an audition. Will Paula finally find that thin line between clever and stupid? Fingers crossed! Listen here: paulapoundstone.com/podcast/ep-237-michael-mckean-takes-paula-outside-the-actors-studio/ ... See MoreSee Less

The amazing Michael McKean has to draw on all his experience – from “Laverne and Shirley” to “This is Spinal Tap,” all the way to “ Better Call Saul” – in order to help Paula in her quest to finally nail an audition. Will Paula finally find that thin line between clever and stupid? Fingers crossed! Listen here: https://paulapoundstone.com/podcast/ep-237-michael-mckean-takes-paula-outside-the-actors-studio/

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He was amazing in Good Omens too.

Have loved this guy for a very long time. Does anyone know he has also been on Broadway? What an amazing, enthralling performance he created in "Better Call Saul"! Met him backstage at the Beacon Theatre while he was touring with Tap for their newest album release and got his autograph. His wife Annette O'Toole was there also and did a guest appearance in the show. She was very funny!

What a great guy. His career is gigantic. My first love of him was in LaVerne and Shirley. But the biggest surprise appearance was in Star Trek Voyager as a crazy clown guy. Great guest!

I've been a fan since Laverne and Shirley. His character in This Is Spinal Tap was priceless. I love it when he works with Chris.

Wasn't he also in a couple of X-Files episodes? Looks familiar.

RIP David Lander, Penny Marshall,

AMAZING episode. Michael McKean genuinely touches me. Perfect wing guy for Paula.

Awesome‼️ This is not a man, he's a human chameleon. Loved him in "Earth Girls Are Easy," and more.

Michael is very cool. Was always nice to me when I was on Twitter.

Oh yes! I'm so excited I'm going to start listening right now 🙂

he can do anything - and well! wait - does he dance?

BETTER CALL SAUL. He's good in everything!

Great show!!

I am so stupidly excited for this.

Two of my faves!

Two of my favorites in one podcast! Whoop!

Can’t wait to hear it!

Maybe because you are too good to interact with your decreasing fan base. Ricky Gervais talks to the peasants why don't you?

He was in Buffalo while filming Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. I have heard that he is a fantastic human being.

He is amazing!

💕🙏💕

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Skye Robinson Hillis

Hey! He was on Better Call Saul!

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