Happy Halloween! This week's spookily fabulous guest is CAITLIN MORAN, who joins us to discuss her new book HOW TO BUILD A GIRL as well as: how many miles of foreskin she's likely witnessed in her years on the planet, her start in the music journalism world, Robbie Coltrane's doability, and how Jimmy Jazz is "eligible".... plus FEMINISM / REVOLUTION STUFF like: why rape needs to be REBRANDED as a penetrative attack, how women need to be able to start their days without thinking of themselves as a problem, what her kids say when they fall down, how culture can do what politics can't in terms of affecting change, and how the makeover scene in her book is different and better than what we are all used to.
Oh- also, Caitlin and Julie are very glad that Margaret Thatcher is dead.
Plus! Alice Cooper and his wonderful concert, the chief demo of this show and why it’s important for them to know that I’m on new meds, Meep/Taylor Swift saturation, the shade thrown at box springs, Chelsea Handler’s great ideas about sexism as it pertains to her own bare breasts, and the winner of the Halloween Costume Contest that we didn't even know was a contest until a genius woman sent in a photo of her dog dressed up as Ann Rule.
Hi! This week's show grapples with that irritating commercial for Special K that replaces women's sizes with patronizing adjectives, talks about why Renee Zellweger's face is actually important to discuss, tries to deal with how stupid American Horror Story is, reviews dog costumes and makes Redhead Hall of Fame inductee, the "It's a Fact" girl from KITH, a bona fide countess.
Plus- LOUIS PEITZMAN is here, and we are going to talk about the internet, gay stuff, growing up in California, and why it's very important to have a gay male shrink when you're a gay male going to a shrink, damn it!
Hare Krishna, Hare Hare.
This week's show featuring a delightful chat with the hilarious COLE ESCOLA! Enjoy as Julie & Cole discuss the tension the two of them got past due to them both being Bossy Bottoms, the different kind of moms represented on commercials these days, the origin of one of Cole's characters, Lorraine, and what she has to do with one of the daughters of an author being interviewed on NPR, and what Patti LuPone said to him while getting out of an elevator one time.
Plus: On The Town and the dread of having to go to a second location whilst you are intoxicated! Twisty the Clown and why he is better than Michael Chiklis! Jay Leno's stupid and obnoxious decision to not have Joan Rivers on The Tonight Show, and why it is based in insanity. Gamergate's humiliating concession that someone who does a webseries is actually, not-sarcastically brave! And why it's fun to do an accent when you are running errands.
This week's show features the stars of the new documentary, ADVANCED STYLE, a film about the movement of women over 50 looking fucking fabulous and loving life and having incredible taste in style and fashion. Enjoy this chat about: how to never be boring, where you can wear something you were afraid you wouldn't be able to wear, why hats are important, and how come enough with the t-shirts and jeans.
Plus: Julie went to see the Chuck Jones exhibit and The Jerk at the Museum of the Moving Image, and she has things to say about Bernadette Peters's hair and Coyote & Roadrunner's questionable appeal, Aaron Spelling's unique "Fuck You" approach to creativity, how Mickey and Minnie Mouse would, as a human couple, be the worst people to ever have to endure a dinner with, and a dramatic reading of the most misguided and self-centered passages of Ann Rule's book about Ted Bundy.
Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin!
Ring the bells! Wake the kids! This week's show features the legendary ANDREA MARTIN, who is just so fabulous I can't even think about it without hurting my head. Andrea tells Julie about her new book, LADY PARTS, how she auditioned for Second City, why Marty Short is not neurotic, what she thinks about when she stops the show in PIPPIN, and the origin story of Libby Wolfson.
Also: what Elvira wears for her Knott's Scary Farm appearances, having a panic attack at Lena Dunham's book party, more of Spoony's BOREDWALK EMPIREZZZ recaps, and a turn of phrase from THE STAIRCASE that is very helpful if you ever needed to know about the sexual history of one particular man. And: a dog costume contest!