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How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner

In which Julie Klausner asks guests how their week was, and also we learn stuff and have fun.
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Jun 24, 2011

On this episode of How Was Your Week?, Two SNL ladies join Julie, which is exciting! Ana Gasteyer stops by to discuss her cabaret show, "Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman" and gets deep into her SNL memories, plus, gives advice to our second fabulous guest, VANESSA BAYER, who discusses four of her favorite 90's movies: So, I Married An Axe Murderer, Singles, Reality Bites and Empire Records.

Also: Ana talks about what she did for her SNL audition, and how her Cokie Roberts impression probably sealed the deal (not what she actually said), and the difference between comedy people and theater people; Vanessa aces a '90s movie quiz and offers a theory as to why Nancy Travis's character 1) wore that Kimono-looking thing at the end of Axe Murderer and 2) had a different hairstyle in every scene.

Plus: Who told Ana to take classes at the Groundlings, what she loves about Nora Dunn, why Vanessa defends Empire Records to this day, how SNL is like a Science Fiction orb, whether Reality Bites is maybe a little dated, and how many covers of "There She Goes" are actually included in that Mike Myers movie (one billion).

Also! Julie discusses three of her most embarrassing moments, recommends a terrible beach read, yields a murderous offer for free nuts, answers questions from listeners about beauty pageants and sublets, and impersonates her seat mate at Stephen Sondheim's Company. There's also some nonsense about artichokes, which we should all probably ignore.

Host: Julie Klausner
Guests: Ana Gasteyer, Vanessa Bayer
Produced by Chris Spooner
Artwork by Marcia Neumeier
Music by Ted Leo
Theme Song and Incidental Music

Jun 17, 2011

On this episode of How Was Your Week?, IRA GLASS (This American Life) and his wife ANAHEED ALANI (Rookie; The Talent Show) play a rousing installation of The Newlywed Game with Julie!

Then: more about Christie Brinkley at the Tonys and how exactly she was heroic that night, whether one can trust penguins, and which emotion is most like Chet from Weird Science.

Plus: What Ira would do if he didn't do radio, what Anaheed and her mother have in common, Ira's "dad shoes," Anaheed's impression of Norm MacDonald doing an impression of Adam Carolla, and how Diane Keaton could be helpful in Syria.

Also! Julie foolishly battles inbox trolls! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! Reverse Planking! How Woodstock is like your cool friend's wife! And much more. An epic and intimate show!

Host: Julie Klausner
Guests: Ira Glass, Anaheed Alani
Produced by Chris Spooner
Artwork by Marcia Neumeier
Theme Song and Incidental Music by Ted Leo

Jun 14, 2011

This is exciting! On this special BONUS minisode (it's short for "miniature episode," friends), Julie discusses the 2011 Tony Awards with New York Magazine theater critic SCOTT BROWN. This conversation simply could not wait until Friday's show! Mostly because nobody would care about it then as much, but also because it is too explosive!

Hear! Why would Bono & The Edge have chosen that particular "Spiderman" song? What is it about Stephen Colbert singing and dancing that makes our heart strings get all plucky and stucky? What was going on with Christie Brinkley? What Broadway song would Scott Brown put on his "gym mix"? Where was Patti Lupone? What was Josh Gad doing when his name was announced? Was Rob Ashford robbed? Of what? Why was Whoopi Goldberg dressed like that? Who was sitting next to Al Pacino and his handsome headband? Are all of us Ghetto Klowns?

Also: Tyne Daly vs. Tovah Feldshuh, The unbearable Judith Lightness of being, Frances McDormand's punk rockness, Mark Rylance being Mark Rylance, and a BRAND NEW MUSICAL THEME WRITTEN BY TED LEO WITH NO NOTICE AT ALL!

This is heroic stuff.

Host: Julie Klausner
Guest: Scott Brown
Produced by Chris Spooner
Original Artwork by Marcia Neumeier
Special Theme Song and Incidental Music by Ted Leo

Jun 10, 2011

On this episode of How Was Your Week?, MICHELLE COLLINS (Best Week Ever) talks to Julie about her favorite renditions of the National Anthem-- from Jennifer Hudson's post-tragedy triumph to Demi Lovato's musical insult to America. Then, comedy's EUGENE MIRMAN (Bob's Burgers) talks to Julie about his open letter to Time Warner Cable, his time in Special Ed, and how it feels to be one of the few people Anthony Weiner follows on Twitter.

Also: whom the Mexican Coen Brothers would cast in every "película" they'd theoretically make, why old timey dogs look different than the dogs of today, the consequences of expressing yourself on the internet, Lou Reed vs. David Bryne, Hampshire College and its peculiar requirements, balls, fuck tubs, the KGB, and the advantage of the gibberish method versus the lip sync, when you forget the words to a song.


Host: Julie Klausner
Guests: Eugene Mirman, Michelle Collins
Produced by Chris Spooner
Original Artwork by Marcia Neumeier
Theme Song and Incidental Music by Ted Leo

Jun 3, 2011

On this episode of How Was Your Week?, Julie talks to the fabulous JULIEANNE SMOLINKSKI (AKA Boobs Radley) on the "Smolinski Seven"--the elite 7 swarthy celebrities she'd like to bed. Then, author, comedy professor and Vanity Fair editor MIKE SACKS stops by to discuss four comedy clichés he is done with forever. A fun and education-rich show!

Also: Julie reviews Woody Allen's new movie, ranks the best fifteen animals of all time, shares her favorite Marcia Gay Harden anecdote, complains about steampunk and the never-ending trend of prostitute-strangling, and apologizes for being under the weather, THEN BARRELS THROUGH HER LESS-THAN-OPTIMUM-STATE-OF-MIND to give YOU the most for your entertainment dollar!

Plus: The sexual appeal of Uncas, the penultimate Mohican! What the Night Stalker likes about cable! The two things little kids always say in animated movies! Why it is that grannies rap so goddamn much! Birds, and what they can and can't teach us about becoming women! And much, much more.


Host: Julie Klausner
Guests: Julieanne Smolinski, Mike Sacks
Produced by Chris Spooner
Original Artwork by Marcia Neumeier
Theme Song and Incidental Music by Ted Leo

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