This is exciting! On this special BONUS minisode (it's short for "miniature episode," friends), Julie discusses the 2012 Academy Awards with New York Times reporter DAVE ITZKOFF and cinephile GARY THA SQUIRREL, who came to the New York Times building in a Wawa bag toted by TOM SCHARPLING--- just to talk about Oscars, Oscars, Oscars!
Join Gary, Dave and Julie in a respectful roundtable discussion, during which they address burning questions from last night, such as:
-Who got the worse snub: Scorcese or Albert Brooks?
-Will "Community" get a post-Oscars Descendants bump?
-Where was Tom Cruise during the majority of the broadcast?
-What happens when Nikki Finke decides to be funny?
-Can Billy Crystal be stopped from doing blackface?
-Did Gary like Midnight in Paris? Does he have an anecdote about Diane Lane?
Plus! Gary shares with us his three point plan to make next year's ceremony dazzle us all. And Dave hints at some tidbits from his book about the great film, Network!
And, as an even bigger bonus, the great TED LEO wrote a brand new theme song to the show--complete with a tropical beat that will cause you to shake your maracas. Even you, Albert Nobbs!
You want the mini-sode? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE MINISODE! But here it is anyway. Hooray!
Host: Julie Klausner
Guests: Gary Tha Squirrel, Dave Itzkoff
Produced by Chris Spooner
Original Artwork by Marcia Neumeier
Special Theme Song and Incidental Music by Ted Leo
Thanks to Tom Scharpling
This week's episode was recorded live on Feb 2nd at The Bell House in beautiful New York City! Isn't that exciting? It is very exciting.
Join Julie as she interviews SANDRA BERNHARD, TOM SCHARPLING and JOE MANDE live on stage, while TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS watch! Enjoy a special, unannounced guest appearance by IRA GLASS, who joins LEIGH HENDRIX, the winner of the HWYW Poetry Contest, in our Pretzel Crisps and Peanut Chews-furnished Snack Nest! And marvel in unexpected moments: like when Julie forgot the opening verse to an Avril Lavigne song! When Sandra Bernhard came out wearing a gorgeous boho ensemble, only to slide around in her shitty folding chair! And when we all remembered, along with Joe Mande, how much we all miss Andy Rooney.
Plus--Ted has some pressing questions for a gentleman who works for Peanut Chews and some disconcerting theories about "Kiss From a Rose," Tom has big ideas about the Candyland movie, Ira has some harsh words for white chocolate, Joe has some innovative ways to confuse female bodybuilders on Twitter, and Leigh Hendrix has a new friend.
Also-- Julie asks Ted about the "Philly Lunatic"! Tom asks when he missed the meeting about everybody deciding to watch and live-tweet Downton Abbey! Ira suggests the ultimate snack mash-up! And Sandra makes Julie's dreams come true when she duets with her on "Wichita Lineman."
What a show! What a memory-maker!
And introducing Leigh Hendrix
The Dream Team:
Alex Scordelis (Writer)
Marianne Ways (Live Show Producer)
Chris Spooner (Tech, Podcast Producer, Graphic Designer)
Lacey Micallef (GIF designer)
Jake Fogelnest (Consultant)
Miriam Grubin-Cappel & Ben Cappel, and their dog Chloe (Ground Dog Wranglers; Ground Dog)
Jack Fagan (Consultant; Muse)
Kelly Hudson (Video Editor)
Greg Stees (Cameraman)
Bob Zender from Peanut Chews & Jason Harty from Pretzel Crisps (Sponsors)
Sanjib Mukhopadhyay (Sound Recording)
On this episode of How Was Your Week, basset aficionado, comedienne and Twitter superstar JENNY JOHNSON joins Julie to discuss her mother's hatred of gingers, the choreography of certain celebrity sex tapes, what her dog once thought was cheese, and the Kim Kardashian tweet that confused the hosts of The View.
Then, comedian and occasional recapper of food-themed television MAX SILVESTRI is here to inform us of a television show that exists called "Rachael Vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off." Unfortunately, this program is not a televised fight to the death, but at least Taylor Dayne was on it--to say nothing of Coolio and Lou Diamond Phillips! They were also participants. Yikes, right? Right.
Plus, Julie breathes life into the theory that Malachy, the winner of the Westminster Dog Show, is NOT A DOG AT ALL! A story about a grifter-fainter on her flight who littered his free snack debris on the seat between them! A bold takedown of Julie's alleged racism from the hard news blog, KittenMittens.org!
Also, what it was like to kiss Uggie and why it is okay to say you're jealous about it! Whether it's likely that Holocaust victims care about being posthumously baptized! And Julie meets a new enemy who stars on NCIS and is named something ridiculous.
A fine, fine show for your ears!
On this episode of How Was Your Week, actress and author KRISTEN JOHNSTON joins Julie--on her bed!-- to talk about her new book, GUTS, why Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't like other messed-up former child actors, the time Kyle Richards did background work --and tried to be Kristen's BFF!--on ER, the advice she'd give people considering rehab, and how kind John Lithgow was to her during her THIRD ROCK audition.
Also, what advice she gave Andy Cohen back in the day! Her dog's food issues! And the terrifying experience she had in London that led her into sobriety.
Plus, Julie re-watches THE NEVERENDING STORY and has strong feelings about Bastion's father's breakfast choices! What Roberto Benigni has in common with Glenn Close--and a real boy! Why Debra Messing's husband in SMASH is so discouraging of her lyric-writing! The history of clowning, and how it relates to the book, COLUMBINE! And Anthony Bourdain's Oscar picks, because somebody (damn her) actually asked him.
Also, Kristen put on lashes do do this podcast, and you can hear them on the recording! In a way, you can. Shut up! I'm serious!
It's a clip show-palooza this week, also known as an outtakes episode! The 48th episode of How Was Your Week features all-new content from Julie, who is still recovering from her "sore trote," and did not wish to infect new interview subjects with it, because she is a nice and civilized person.
Therefore! This week's episode features never-before heard footage from four terrific guests:
-PATTON OSWALT, who explains his opinion on whether inventors are weirder than magicians!
-MIKE DAISEY, who reveals what Steve Wozniak ordered when they lunched together!
-JOHN MULANEY, who reminisces on that insane "Breaking Bad" Season Three finale!
-TED LEO, who explains the origins of the How Was Your Week theme song!
Also in this episode, Julie discusses her emotional takeaway from watching the major motion picture ALBERT NOBBS, how Walgreens integrates social networking into its mission of selling lube to people, Debra Messing's character's arc on SMASH, and how fun last night's HWYWLive show was. (It was extremely fun.)
A fun episode for fans of the show both new and old!