Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
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Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play a joke of their's and then break it down with Vulture.com Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.
||CleanWill Forte's MacGruber Sex Scenes||Jesse speaks with Will Forte about what it was like to make the sex scenes in MacGruber (the SNL Macgyver parody turned '80s action movie) movie.||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Thor: Ragnorak Is So Damn Funny||Jesse David Fox talks to Taika Waititi about making Thor: Ragnorak and how a $200 million budget couldn't stop him from embracing his inner six-year-old.||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRon Funches's "F*ck Linda" Neck Tattoo||Jesse David Fox sits down with Ron Funches to discuss his “f*ck Linda” joke, which he wrote towards the beginning of his stand-up career -- and later told on Conan. They talk about the art of cursing, the stigma of laughing at your own jokes, and his evolution as a comedian.||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaria Bamford Wants You to Know How Much Money She Makes||Jesse David Fox talks to Maria Bamford about the commencement speech she gave at her alma mater the University of Minnesota. And about money, a lot about money.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim Minchin's "Stuck"||Tim Minchin created the music for the musical Groundhog Day. He joins Jesse David Fox to talk about the musical and about one song in particular called "Stuck." Plus he plays a us little keyboard.||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJerry Seinfeld's Donut Holes||In this proto-episode of Good One, hear the interview with Jerry Seinfeld that inspired this whole thing.||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoshe Kasher's Personal Hell (It's Heaven)||Jesse David Fox and Moshe Kasher deconstruct a joke about heaven from Moshe's 2013 Live From Oakland special-- It's a bit that's evolved over time, as he first tried a much shorter version of the joke on his 2009 album. They talk about religion, Moshe's new show Problematic on Comedy Central, and how he mastered the art of "highbrow-lowbrow."||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Early's Wedding Toast||Jesse David Fox and John Early recorded a special, live episode of Good One during SXSW at TBS's In Search Of Pop-Up. John picked a scene from his episode of Characters on Netflix, in which he is giving a wedding toast and hijacks the room for way too long. He breaks down why he chose to play this type of character, why he loves upstate New York, and closes with he next best impersonation. (His best is Britney.)||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear White People's Shonda Rhimes Parody||Jesse David Fox sits down with Justin Simien, the director of the movie Dear White People and creator of the new TV show premiering on Netflix this month. They talk about a scene from the first episode in which a group of students are gathering to watch Defamation a parody of Shonda Rhimes' Scandal. Simien offers thoughts on his process, the benefits of adapting the movie to television and how the show fits into today's political landscape.||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat It's Like to Write Jokes for Barack Obama||David Litt is the former senior presidential speechwriter for President Obama and he wrote his jokes, too. On this Good One, Litt shares about what it's like to write for the former president, why Obama is pretty good at delivering jokes and how they finally managed to incorporate Keegan-Michael Key's character of Luther, Obama's anger translater, into the White House Correspondence dinner.||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoratio Sanz's Don's Apothecary Sketch||Horatio Sanz debuted his "Don's Apothecary" sketch during his fifth year on SNL. He sits down with Jesse David Fox to talk about the inspiration for the sketch, his SNL days and why he sometimes laughs at his own jokes.||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKyle Kinane Wakes Up in the Morning and Believes in Himself||Jesse David Fox and Kyle Kinane talk about a joke from Kyle's 2010 special Death of the Party and how it was so pivotal in his stand-up career. And we highly recommend staying for this laughning round.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJen Kirkman's Street Harassment Closer||Jen Kirkman closes her Netflix special Just Keep Livin' with a joke about street harassment. She and Jesse David Fox talk about how she conceived and composed this multi-layered piece.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTig Notaro's Taylor Dayne Story||Jesse David Fox and Tig Notaro sit down at her house to talk about her Taylor Dayne story, her noteworthy performances of it, including on Conan andThis American Life, and her many run-ins with Taylor Dayne.||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Scheer and Human Giant's "Illusionators"||Paul Scheer explains the inspiration behind creating the sketch series "The Illusionators," which appeared on MTV's Human Giant. Scheer created the show with Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, and Jason Woliner. Plus, hear the story about how Paul and Aziz encountered Criss Angel at a Las Vegas club.||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeird Al Yankovic's "Word Crimes"||Weird Al Yankovic explains his parody process and the story behind creating "Word Crimes."||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristen Schaal and Her Singing, Dancing Bird||Kristen Schaal joins Jesse David Fox to talk about the origins of one of her earliest jokes Dancing Bird. She shares why she often uses animals in her comedy and what it was like to break out as a stand-up comic using conceptual bits.||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeal Brennan's White Guy Being Called the N-Word While Feeding a Horse Joke||Host Jesse David Fox and Neal Brennan talk about a joke Neal wrote for Half Baked and how it's representative of his early career writing for the Chapelle's Show, and Neal shares about his new stand-up special on Netflix 3 Mics.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim Gaffigan and His Good Looking Newscasters Joke||Jesse David Fox sits down with Jim Gaffigan to break down a joke from Jim’s Netflix special Cinco about newscasters and how they’re so good looking.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Vulture presents Good One: A Podcast About Jokes— it's about jokes and the people who tell them. Guests include Jim Gaffigan, Kristen Schaal, Paul Feig, Neal Brennan and Paul Scheer. Hosted by Vulture Senior Editor Jesse David Fox, the first episode premieres February 13.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I loved listening to this. Very fun and nice