Let's Talk About Cats
By Mary Phillips-Sandy and Lizzie Jacobs
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Tired of listening to people yammering about things that aren’t cats? SAME. Hi, I’m noted cat lady Mary Phillips-Sandy, and all I want in this life is to talk about cats with fellow noted cat people. My guests include comedians, writers, journalists, athletes and other people with interesting careers that we will not talk about, because we’re just here to talk about cats. My producer Lizzie (who doesn’t even HAVE a cat, long story) would like you to know that this is a fast-paced, off-kilter interview show with exciting segments like the Cat Quiz challenge and the Hot Topic debate, where we resolve a divisive feline issue once and for all. Then it’s time for hard-hitting questions: Has your cat helped you through a breakup? Is there inter-cat drama in your house? What’s the best thing your cat has taught you? How do you and your cat handle being apart? Expect a lot of laughs, some accidental revelations and approximately half an hour of reasonably intelligent banter. Produced by Lizzie Jacobs. Featuring an original theme song by Poingly, plus additional music by The English Muffins. Show logo by Julia Emiliani.
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||CleanLet's Talk About Cats Trailer||You saw the title. We talk about cats—and other things, but mostly cats. Noted cat lady and Comedy Central veteran Mary Phillips-Sandy is joined by fellow noted cat people for a fast-paced, off-kilter show.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A great new find, very funny and actually sort of moving sometimes too. I didn’t realize how much I wanted to listen to people talking about their cats until I heard this show! Also, that theme song is wildly catchy.
you should listen to this podCAsT.
This is the podcast I never knew I needed. A wonderful way to spend my commute to work, where I already am thinking about how much I want to go back to my own cat. 10/10.
I got side-eye at H&M while listening to this; I truly did laugh out loud. Snappy theme music, too. And I’m not even a cat person.