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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!

Feb 23, 2021
Ep 137: Dying is Easy; Taxes are Hard
If death and taxes are the two certainties, why are taxes so much more complicated to do? USC Professor Nicolas Duquette returns to walk us the the ins, outs, and interesting history of everyone’s least favorite pastime. Plus – Quote Party! The whole group brings favorite quotations to amuse, astound, ... Read More
Feb 16, 2021
Ep 136: Outside the Actors Studio with Betsy Brandt
Paula’s extreme “Breaking Bad” jones is satisfied by an appearance from none other than Marie Schrader – actress Betsy Brandt comes by to serve as our acting coach! Also, our reading of “Moby Dick” might be progressing slowly, but our Book Club has some new officers. GUEST Betsy Brandt Actress ... Read More
Feb 9, 2021
Ep 135: Species in Pieces
What is biodiversity, why is it important, and does it have a beat you can dance to? Dr. Lauren Oakes comes by to tell us why diversity isn’t just for humans, and how maintaining it can help us all. Plus, our cast plumbs the depths of both Moby Dick and ... Read More
Feb 2, 2021
Ep 134: Paula Masters Space and Time
How can Paula make the best use of her time? How can Adam de-clutter his space? Efficiency expert Gwynnae Byrd helps us unravel the secrets of managing our worlds. Plus – we have new theme songs to play for you, new entries in one of our most popular — and ... Read More
Jan 26, 2021
Ep 133: Judy Woodruff and the 100th Caller
How do you report information in the disinformation age? Judy Woodruff tells us the truth about lies. Plus – Book Club! The first rule of Book Club is “Choose a Book for Book Club,” and we do just that. And believe it or not, we’re finally approaching the end of ... Read More
Jan 22, 2021
Former President Trump’s Press Conference.
Today we are live in front of the Gator Christian Church off the I-95 in Florida for Former President Trump’s first press conference since leaving office. Thank you to our dedicated team of reporters, Guy Stevenson Jimmy Tingle, Sharon Barr, Ricky Garay, Judith Kargbo, Cathy Ladman, Bonnie Burns and Toni Anita Hull. Learn ... Read More
Jan 19, 2021
Ep 132 — Drop Science, Not Bombs
Wait – so flies are deadly to soldiers, but maggots are good for them? And why is it so hard to find a donor for a genital transplant these days? Mary Roach, author of “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” comes by to reveal the weird scientific secrets ... Read More
Jan 15, 2021
French Trump Weekly Press Conference January 15, 2021
Join us for this broadcast of French Trump’s weekly press conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read More
Jan 12, 2021
Ep 131: Going Viral
We know that contact tracing is vital these days, but how does it work? Who’s doing it? Well, Dr. Marta Induni, for one! She’s the Principal Investigator of the PublIc Health Institute, and she’s here to tell us how she’s tracking us. Plus: Bring a warm plate of your best ... Read More
Jan 8, 2021
French Trump Weekly Press Conference January 8, 2021
Join us for French Trump’s first broadcast of 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read More
Jan 5, 2021
Ep 130: Hire Power
In a world where people can’t congregate, what’s a live performer supposed to do for a living? Tim Lo, founder of Your Next Jump, helps Paula and Adam polish up their resumes. Plus: Our 1st “Mailbag!” of the New Year. GUEST Tim Lo Founder & Managing Director, Your Next Jump https://www.yournextjump.com/ HOUSE ... Read More
Dec 31, 2020
Paula and Adam are LIVE on Stereo!
Paula and Adam are live on the Stereo app, taking listener questions and comments! Go to Stereo.com to download the app and follow Paula and Adam to join the for their next live broadcast. @adamfelber @paulapoundstone Intro song “Not My Butterfinger” by Paula Poundstone available on iTunes Learn more about ... Read More
Dec 29, 2020
Ep 129: Wring Out the Old
Everybody is DONE with 2020, and Paula and the crew are here to help drive a stake through its heart with stories, memories and our first ever New Year’s Eve Pageant: “Toni’s Dream Cruise.” Thank you, Nobodies, for helping us through a monumentally awful year. Let’s CRUSH this next one! ... Read More
Dec 24, 2020
Paula and Adam are back LIVE on Stereo!
Paula and Adam are live on the Stereo app, taking listener questions and comments! Go to Stereo.com to download the app and follow Paula and Adam to join the for their next live broadcast. @adamfelber @paulapoundstone Intro song “Not My Butterfinger” by Paula Poundstone available on iTunes Learn more about ... Read More
Dec 22, 2020
Ep. 128: Santa’s (Terrifying) Little Helpers
It’s Christmas, and you’re wondering whether to watch “Wonder Woman 1984.” Paula and Adam are here to help out by reviewing “Gremlins.” Plus, Bonnie and Toni are back with another group report. This one’s on the North Pole. Because of course it is. HOUSE BAND Kristen LeJeune Viola https://kristenviolin.com Learn ... Read More
Dec 19, 2020
Paula and Adam LIVE on Stereo!
Paula and Adam are live on the Stereo app, taking listener questions and comments! Go to Stereo.com to download the app and follow Paula and Adam to join the for their next live broadcast. @adamfelber @paulapoundstone Intro song “Not My Butterfinger” by Paula Poundstone available on iTunes Learn more about ... Read More
Dec 18, 2020
French Trump Weekly Press Conference December 18, 2020
Join us for this broadcast of French Trump’s weekly press conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read More
Dec 15, 2020
Ep 127: Cranberries and Toni (and) Romo
Paula talks with cranberry farmer Leo Cakounes to find out why the business is bogged down. And with our beloved Toni Anita Hull on the injured list, can our producer Land Romo step in and save the day?  GUEST Leo Cakounes  Local Farmer Cranberry Bog Tours cranberrybogtours.com HOUSE BAND Raymond Horton, ... Read More
Dec 11, 2020
French Trump Weekly Press Conference December 11, 2020
Join us for this broadcast of French Trump’s weekly press conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read More
Dec 8, 2020
Ep. 126: The Aunts Go Marching
Spider expert Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice was so nice we wanted to have her twice. She’s back to talk about her other insect obsession: Ants! Paula indulges her fascination with the critters while Adam relives a childhood trauma. Also: Aunts! Our gang and our listeners share stories about their Mom’s or Dad’s ... Read More