Sell Me A Pup
By Machine Culture
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In the early 20th century, the phrase "sell me a dog" became synonymous with lies breeders told about their dogs in order to more easily sell them. In "Sell Me A Pup," hosts Brandon Kirkman, Chels Harvey and their dog-intern Ryan ask Chicago's best comics and improvisers to do just that: review great pop culture that you may not already know because they're making it up on the spot. Join the gang as they discuss the best music, movies, video games, books and television series, both real and invented, playing games and conducting reviews to sell us that pup.
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Emma Chapman and Alissa Skeen||“Did ya miss us? Sell Me A Pup is BACK and introducing Second City's favorite improvisers Emma Chapman AND Alissa Skeen! Tune in to hear about their new show Second City show "Hate Mail," country singer Travis Tritt and what year Doom II came out.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Rebecca Loeser||Look out this week, Pupperinos, because we have the very excellent Rebecca Loeser on this week to talk Rocko's Modern life, Mary Berry's sex life and secret messages at the end of the shows. Also after double checking it, Brandon meant to say "tinylette||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Jenn White||Merry Chrimbus! It looks like you got your presents early this year with a Sell Me a Pup released right on the eve of Christmas! We've got Jenn White on this stellar episode that's all about McGriddles, baby wine glasses and rippin' on Vice. Also shout out to Seasonal Affective Disorder!||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Skyler Higley||We got a good one for you this week with Skyler Higley joining Chels and Brandon to talk about all things Kingdom Hearts, Peter Pan and of course, intern Ryan. Tell your friends you heard it here first: Skyler Higley is a very good and funny guest! ||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Carly Ballerini||Bad boy Carly Ballerini stops by to razz on Chels and Brandon while falling in love with intern Ryan. Things get crazy when they start talking William Faulkner's Way of the Ball.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Liz Getty||Getty gonna get'cha on this episode of Sell Me a Pup. We got local/national/international darling Liz Getty on to talk Dads, Dogs and D&D with Brandon and Chels. An episode so good, you'll have to download it!||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Tyler Snodgrass||Straight out of a cursed Nintendo cartridge and into your ears, it's Tyler Snodgrass on Sell Me a Pup! Chels and Brandon get into a deep discussion of Tyler's favorite movie, Face/Off, and then later talk about one of Nicolas Cage's most classic films:||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Tom Wisdom||Buckle up, tuck in and pup out this week with Tom Wisdom joining Chels and Brandon in the Sub Pup studios. They talk Satan, conspiracy theories and most importantly: Crust Punks!||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Lainie Lenertz||We got a real treat this week with Lainie Lenertz gracing Chels and Brandon with her presence and vivaciousness. Not only do they get Lainie in on this episode but also her mom drops in for a call and character assessment of her own daughter.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Samantha Berkman||Chels and Brandon get deep into that nitty gritty with Samantha Berkman about the classic Nintendo game Donkey Kong Country Music Awards and watch a true master make an MS-paint masterpiece. To see Samantha's creation, check out Sell Me a Pup's page at||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Lily Emerson||Join Brandon and Chels as they speak with the talented Lily Emerson about McKenzie Phillips and So Weird, Fiona Apple and Idgy Dean, spooky storytelling podcast Polterguest, and the little-known A&E reality series Game of Thrones.||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Chelsea Holmes||Improviser Chelsea Holmes reviews Fargo and The Handmaid's Tale, befriending strangers at Jenny Lewis concerts, and a reality show about dads in the Twin Cities called Why Isn't Anyone Kissing Me?||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Gena Gephart ft. Tom Wisdom||On this episode of Sell Me A Pup, Chicago comic Gena Gephart argues with her father about why she moved to the city, the last book she read, competitive yo yo-ing on ESPN 6, and the Seinfeld revival that saw Newman baked into a soup. Featuring the pater||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Alexa Schlosser, Part II||In Part II of the premiere of Sell Me A Pup, Alexa reveals the details of scaling her app, tells us about the Xanga rant that got her in trouble with Chef Boyardee (and her parents), and helps us to be in the here and now.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Alexa Schlosser, Part I||From the comfort of Sub Pup Records, our hosts interview Second City and iO's Alexa Schlosser. Topics include a reality show that pits serial killers against one another, hot goss on boardgame gurus Milton and Bradley, and the best Sharktank style pitch||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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