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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone is a comedy field guide to life, or at least a set of IKEA assembly instructions. Where else can you find advice on topics from "How To Keep a Friend" to "How To Translate Your Verizon Bill?" Or even "What do I do if I encounter a Bear" and "Should I Get a Penis Piercing?"

Paula and her co-host Adam Felber bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explains existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality.

Paula Poundstone is a nationally known comedian, legendary for her smart spontaneous humor. She and Adam are regular panelists on NPR's #1 show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

May 11, 2021
Ep 148: Gone Vishin’
Can you spot a scam? If so, you should enter our scam-spotting contest and a chance to win one million dollars! Just send us your email address, Social Security number, and… No, seriously, scams are everywhere now, and cyber security expert Joe Neumann is here to tall us all about ... Read More
May 4, 2021
Ep 147: Look Out Below (Decks)!
Of al the jobs in the world, could Paula cut it as… a bosun? Yes, Eddie Lucas, the bosun from Toni Anita Hull’s favorite show, Below Deck, is here to instruct Paula in the ways of… bosuning. Or bosunology. Whatever, Eddie’s here for our Career Corner, and Toni is… flabbergasted. Also – break ... Read More
Apr 27, 2021
Ep 146: You Can’t Handle The Tooth!
Sure, Paula’s job relies on using her mouth, but how would she do working on somebody else’s ….as a dental hygienist? Temple University’s Dr. Susan Chialastri joins us for a perfectly al dente edition of Career Corner. Plus – everyone makes mistakes, and man, do you guys love it when WE do! ... Read More
Apr 27, 2021
Ep 146: You Can’t Handle The Tooth!
Sure, Paula’s job relies on using her mouth, but how would she do working on somebody else’s ….as a dental hygienist? Temple University’s Dr. Susan Chialastri joins us for a perfectly al dente edition of Career Corner. Plus – everyone makes mistakes, and man, do you guys love it when WE do! ... Read More
Apr 20, 2021
Ep 145: Pushing Up (More) Daisies
Sure, we’re all going to die, but does that mean we can’t still be useful? Like, afterwards? We tackle the sensitive issue of human composting with the CEO of a company that does just that — Katrina Spade of “Recompose.” Plus, we’re somehow soaring up the comedy charts in Thailand! No, really. ... Read More
Apr 20, 2021
Ep 145: Pushing Up (More) Daisies
Sure, we’re all going to die, but does that mean we can’t still be useful? Like, afterwards? We tackle the sensitive issue of human composting with the CEO of a company that does just that — Katrina Spade of “Recompose.” Plus, we’re somehow soaring up the comedy charts in Thailand! No, really. ... Read More
Apr 13, 2021
Ep 144: You Don’t Snooze, You Lose
How important is sleep? Why does Paula love it so much, and why can’t Adam get any? Dr. Christina McCrae from the University of Missouri’s Sleep Research Center comes by to put all our questions… to rest. Also, we’re lunching a brand new contest. Enter to win a Zoom party ... Read More
Apr 13, 2021
Ep 144: You Don’t Snooze, You Lose
How important is sleep? Why does Paula love it so much, and why can’t Adam get any? Dr. Christina McCrae from the University of Missouri’s Sleep Research Center comes by to put all our questions… to rest. Also, we’re lunching a brand new contest. Enter to win a Zoom party ... Read More
Apr 6, 2021
Ep 143: A Hot Pile of Garbage!
What exactly is composting? Okay, how ‘bout vermicomposting – what’s that, and what kind of wine should you pair it with? North Carolina State University’s Rhonda Sherman, um, breaks it all down for us! Plus, Toni and Bonnie find themselves censured by our Book Club – we must have order! And get ... Read More
Apr 6, 2021
Ep 143: A Hot Pile of Garbage!
What exactly is composting? Okay, how ‘bout vermicomposting – what’s that, and what kind of wine should you pair it with? North Carolina State University’s Rhonda Sherman, um, breaks it all down for us! Plus, Toni and Bonnie find themselves censured by our Book Club – we must have order! And get ... Read More
Apr 6, 2021
Ep 143: A Hot Pile of Garbage!
What exactly is composting? Okay, how ‘bout vermicomposting – what’s that, and what kind of wine should you pair it with? North Carolina State University’s Rhonda Sherman, um, breaks it all down for us! Plus, Toni and Bonnie find themselves censured by our Book Club – we must have order! And get ... Read More
Mar 30, 2021
Ep 142: Great Expectorations
What’s the deal with Paula’s chronic cough, and can it be cured? More importantly, can it be be cured without giving up Double Stuf Oreos? Well, due to unforeseen circumstances, we lost our guest Cough Expert for this one, so Dr. Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns* and Dr. Toni Anita Hull* ... Read More
Mar 30, 2021
Ep 142: Great Expectorations
What’s the deal with Paula’s chronic cough, and can it be cured? More importantly, can it be be cured without giving up Double Stuf Oreos? Well, due to unforeseen circumstances, we lost our guest Cough Expert for this one, so Dr. Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns* and Dr. Toni Anita Hull* ... Read More
Mar 30, 2021
Ep 142: Great Expectorations
What’s the deal with Paula’s chronic cough, and can it be cured? More importantly, can it be be cured without giving up Double Stuf Oreos? Well, due to unforeseen circumstances, we lost our guest Cough Expert for this one, so Dr. Bonnie “Captain Crinkle” Burns* and Dr. Toni Anita Hull* ... Read More
Mar 23, 2021
Ep 141: Is You Being Served?
Now that restaurants have returned… can Paula find gainful employment as a hostess in a high-end establishment? Former NYC top-drawer hostess Tracy Willet breaks it down on our “Career Corner.” Plus another, um, cosmopolitan take on “Moby Dick“ and a guided tour of Ireland with Toni and Cap’n Crinkle! GUEST ... Read More
Mar 23, 2021
Ep 141: Is You Being Served?
Now that restaurants have returned… can Paula find gainful employment as a hostess in a high-end establishment? Former NYC top-drawer hostess Tracy Willet breaks it down on our “Career Corner.” Plus another, um, cosmopolitan take on “Moby Dick“ and a guided tour of Ireland with Toni and Cap’n Crinkle! GUEST ... Read More
Mar 23, 2021
Ep 141: Is You Being Served?
Now that restaurants have returned… can Paula find gainful employment as a hostess in a high-end establishment? Former NYC top-drawer hostess Tracy Willet breaks it down on our “Career Corner.” Plus another, um, cosmopolitan take on “Moby Dick“ and a guided tour of Ireland with Toni and Cap’n Crinkle! GUEST ... Read More
Mar 16, 2021
Ep 140: It’s Migraine And I’ll Cry If I Want To
Headaches can be a real headache. But what causes them, and why? Dr. Stephanie Nahas is on hand to help us get our heads examined. Also, the Book Club takes an unexpectedly cosmopolitan turn, and… Mailbag!  Thanks to Paula’s best friend in the whole world, french horn virtuoso, maestro Jim ... Read More
Mar 16, 2021
Ep 140: It’s Migraine And I’ll Cry If I Want To
Headaches can be a real headache. But what causes them, and why? Dr. Stephanie Nahas is on hand to help us get our heads examined. Also, the Book Club takes an unexpectedly cosmopolitan turn, and… Mailbag!  Thanks to Paula’s best friend in the whole world, french horn virtuoso, maestro Jim ... Read More
Mar 16, 2021
Ep 140: It’s Migraine And I’ll Cry If I Want To
Headaches can be a real headache. But what causes them, and why? Dr. Stephanie Nahas is on hand to help us get our heads examined. Also, the Book Club takes an unexpectedly cosmopolitan turn, and… Mailbag! GUEST Dr. Stephanie Nahas  Associate Professor, Jefferson University Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship Program HOUSE BAND ... Read More