Raised by TV
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When Jon Gabrus and Lauren Lapkus were growing up, they watched a lot of TV. Like, a LOT of TV. Now adults with minds hopelessly warped by television, they’ve come together to indulge their shared obsession. On Raised By TV, Jon and Lauren revisit the best and worst TV of the late 80s and early 90s - everything from game shows and TGIF to Oprah and cereal commercials. Listen to new episodes early on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/raisedbytv and use promo code 'TV'.
||Explicit26. Reading Lessons (w/ Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers)||This episode brings the culture as Jon & Lauren welcome Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers from Las Culturistas! They talk about everything from bonding over Nicki Minaj to Double Dare and the appeal of boogers to children. Plus: a powerful sing-along...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25. Saved By The Bachelor (w/ Allison Raskin)||This week RBTV welcomes Allison Raskin (Just Between Us, Gossip) to the show! Allison remembers being scared to watch R-rated movies as a kid, Jon explains why Gatorade is meant to be watered down, and Lauren might be convinced to start watching...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24. Live From Clusterfest (w/ Michelle Collins)||Jon and Lauren are in San Francisco for Clusterfest, talking to special guest Michelle Collins (The View, SIRIUS XM)! They talk about Lauren’s frightening Lyft experience, Michelle’s youth watching Andrew Dice Clay and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23. IMDB Journey (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)||First time podcaster Paul F. Tompkins (Spontaneanation) is here to talk about the many roles on his IMDB page, from Newsradio to Frasier to Pushing Daisies! He talks about how he learned to squeeze more jokes into his appearances on Best Week Ever...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22. Danny Zuker||Lauren & Jon welcome writer and TV legend Danny Zuker (Modern Family, Just Shoot Me) to the show! Danny shares stories about PAing for Modern Family and Arsenio Hall, and how an infamous Mary Tyler Moore episode inspired him. Plus: an improvised...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21. Saved By The Bell (w/ April Richardson and Derek Barry)||Lapkus & Gabrus are live from LA’s Saved By The Max restaurant, and they’re joined by Saved By The Bell superfan April Richardson (Go Bayside)! They talk about why SBTB was perfect for young comedy nerds, the weirdness of high school students...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing Gossip||Gossip is a new podcast (feat. Jon Gabrus!) where three unlikely female friends meet each week to drink coffee and share the latest gossip floating around their not-so-traditional suburban town, Golden Acres. It’s the first-ever comedic soap opera...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. Pique Your Clique (Live From Moontower with Arden Myrin)||Raised By TV wraps up another season with a episode live from Austin’s Moontower festival. Jon & Lauren have special guest Arden Myrin (Shameless) on hand to talk about hanging out with Marilyn Manson, and play “Pique Your Clique,” where they...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19. Oprah (w/ Kate Spencer and Elizabeth Laime)||Get your hankies ready, because this week Lauren is bringing on Kate Spencer (Forever35 podcast) and Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime) to show Gabrus the power of Oprah. They listen to Oprah recite Maya Angelou, explain why her relationship with Gayle...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Rider Strong||Boy, are Jon & Lauren excited to talk to Boy Meets World’s Rider Strong! He talks about his origins as a stage actor, his book-focused podcast Literary Disco, and today’s phone-obsessed generation, and answers the Boy Meets World questions you...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17. Wrestling (w/ Dan Black, Matt McCarthy)||Dan Black (Comedians Of Wrestling) and Matt McCarthy (We Watch Wrestling) are here to teach Jon and Lauren (especially Lauren) all about professional wrestling! They explain why wrestling appeals to your inner sense of justice, and watch classic...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16. Captain Picard and Pube Stories (w/ Nicole Byer)||Nicole Byer of "Nailed It!" and the “Why Won’t You Date Me?” podcast is on the show today! She talks about her early crush on Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard, reading Judy Bloom books and going to Discovery Zone, and she bonds with...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15. Thank Goodness It’s Friday, April 13th, 1990||To get a true TGIF experience, Lapkus & Gabrus watch the specific episodes of Full House, Perfect Strangers and Family Matters that aired on Friday, April 13th, 1990. How do they hold up in 2018? Hopefully better than the Lunchables they eat for...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14. Godzilla, The A Team and TV Guide (with Scott Aukerman)||Comedy Bang Bang and Threedom's own Scott Aukerman joins Jon & Lauren to remember a whole different era of TV! He talks about poring through TV Guides as a kid, Godzilla's sidekick Godzooky, and watching sex scenes with his parents...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13. Sitcom Sidekicks||This week Jon & Lauren discuss a classic sitcom character - the parentless child or wacky neighbor who always seems to be around. They gain new appreciation for Wilson on Home Improvement, watch an upsetting scene from Doogie Howser, and chow down...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Teen Angst TV (with Dave Nadelberg)||Dave Nadelberg, the creator of “The Mortified Guide” on Netflix, joins Jon & Lauren to talk about teen soaps from The Wonder Years to Freaks And Geeks. Together they answer questions from "Is Angela’s relationship with Jordan Catalano on...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11. Snick||Raised By TV is back, and Jon & Lauren are talking about Nickelodeon’s original late night block Snick! They enter the secret world of Alex Mack, get Afraid of the Dark, go on Adventures with Pete & Pete, eat Airheads and debate how to say...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2 Announcement||Jon & Lauren are coming back for a new season of Raised By TV! Catch the season premiere on Stitcher Premium March 14th, and everywhere else April 11th. Go to http://stitcherpremium.com/raisedbytv and use promo code "TV" to get one month...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. Q&A||It’s the season finale of Raised By TV, and Jon & Lauren are taking your calls and reading your tweets! Jon wants a realistic reboot of GI Joe, Lauren remembers the awful pilot of Teen Angel, both of them are horrified by the Ninja Turtles’...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Mt. Crushmore (Live at UCB w/ Nick Wiger, Betsy Sodaro, Christine Lakin)||Recorded last Thanksgiving at UCB Sunset, Jon & Lauren invite their friends Nick Wiger (Doughboys) and Betsy Sodaro (Horny 4 Horror) to the dinner table to discuss their favorite TV crushes. Then, special guest Christine Lakin (Step By Step...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8. Sketch Comedy||Jon & Lauren get sketchy on an episode all about sketch comedy! They explain why watching SNL is like a sport and how great acting elevated Kids In The Hall, and revisit classic sketches from Mr. Show, In Living Color and more. Plus: another Very...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview||Subscribe to Raised By TV today, and get ready for the first episode to drop into your earholes on 11/8!||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m so excited!
Dreams come true
I saw a live episode and it was just as amazing as you’d hope it would be. I feel like I’ve finally found other people as obsessed with 90s TV as I was.
A Very Special Podcast
Was lucky to see the live preview at the Now Hear This podcast festival. It is better than any fan of Lapkus & Gabrus can expect.