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In which Julie Klausner asks guests how their week was, and also we learn stuff and have fun.
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Feb 28, 2014 0

Hello, members of the Academy and others! This week's episode mostly grapples with how Cate Blanchett will acknowledge Dylan Farrow in her Oscar acceptance speech. But also, our great pal JAKE FOGELNEST is here! Join Julie and Jake as they (we) talk about FORBIDDEN ZONE, HEARTBLEEPS, and Plato's Retreat. And that's just for starters! There are so many more things that this conversation covers. You will love it! Or you won't, I don't know you.

Also - What Lupita Nyong'o's voice sounds like, the great comedy duo of Bukowski and Waits, what is terrifying about The Moth, and Andie MacDowell's magnificent essay about the late, great Harold Ramis.

Feb 21, 2014 0

Hi! Here is a new episode of HOW WAS YOUR WEEK featuring comedienne MORGAN MURPHY! Join us and listen while Morgan tells us about her experience on Crank Yankers, what mean things mean people say to her online, what her tattoos mean, and how lovely Kat Dennings is.

Plus: Valentine's Day and its aftermath! A celebrity encounter in the elevator! News about Jerry the Labradoodle! And welcome to the Redhead Hall of Fame, Craigslist Killer!

Enjoy this show. Soon February will be over!

Feb 14, 2014 0

Happy valentine's day, lover! This week's episode features the talented, beautiful and extremely delightful MARIA THAYER who played Tammi Littlenut on Strangers with Candy, Susie Wagner on Eagleheart, and, oh, she also went to Juilliard and has done Broadway plays and Shakespeare in the Park and what have you. Join Maria as she and Julie discuss Woody Allen, red hair, bee farms, magic and camping.

Plus: An eyelash person describes THE NOTEBOOK! Shirley Temple Black's legacy and mysterious death! Nathan the Bloodhound's disgraceful and upsetting snub! And Elaine Stritch for Pistachios. What a show for you!

Feb 7, 2014 0

R.I.P Jay Leno! Now our healing can begin.

This week's HWYW features some brand new complaints about Los Angeles! But it's okay because the delightful NICOLE BYER is here to regale us with tales of her working for Lane Bryant, witnessing a bottomless nugget of a man in a completely inappropriate setting, and what her sister exclaims when Nicole's one short leg gets in the way of her journey.

Plus! What to do for a twitchy eyeball! Lights that shut off on their own accord! The time NBC actually killed a woman! And the cost of being able to talk to people who read.

A wonderful pre-Valentine's Day treat!

Jan 31, 2014 0

February ahoy! This week's episode of How Was Your Week forges ahead like a fearless warrior with a full afternoon.

Our guest, Dana Gould, joins Julie to talk about an insane nutritionist, a competent acting teacher, a stunning muse of Ed Wood's, and other characters the west coast created.

Plus: an essay about what happens when black women take yoga! Observations about the television show BONES! And what it would be like for a dog to find a corpse.

Enjoy the show before the groundhog does!

Jan 24, 2014 0
Ahoy, Captain Phillips!
This week's episode features the great KAREN KILGARIFF!  It's a fun chat that encompasses topics such as: why casting directors will be like "Could you be less angry?"; Sister Wendy's appetite for sexuality in art, how Irish peopledon't ask for help, and how Terry Sweeney looked like Nancy Reagan with no makeup on. 
Plus! A fun elevator encounter with a labradoodle, how Gallagher and Charles Manson are basically the same person, Bill deBlasio's earlobes and how he's handling the cold, Camp Ramah and its scary stories, and why a relative would not write me a check on Passover. 
Enjoy this show!
Jan 17, 2014 0
This week, Julie checks in from her new apartment in Los Angeles, where thoughts of suicide are as ubiquitous as shameless dum-dums. But, boy is it sunny!
Also, it's a gems/ lost footage episode, so kindly enjoy never-before heard clips from interviews with BRENT WEINBACH, RACHEL LICHTMAN & FREEDY JOHNSTON.
Also: some musings on LA pizza & an interaction with Paz DeLaHuerta! Happy 150th episode, chums!
Jan 10, 2014 0
How do you do? This week, the great AIMEE MANN joins Julie in Los Angeles to discuss advertising, beavers, Gelson's and the Dark Shadows-ness of The Magic Castle.
Plus: a facialist's favorite comedienne! How cars are basically made to cry inside of! The grossest way for sheets to get soft! A question about Ariel Castro! And a masseur drops an unusual name.
Jan 3, 2014 0

A bittersweet episode. Here is Chris "Spoony" Spoonair's final show before he passes the producer torch to Ryan "HotLips" Houlihan. The good news: Spoony is having a baby! And also, Ted Leo wrote him a song. Furthermore, Spoony submitted a wonderful statement of resignation, so you can listen to that while you cry your fucking eyes out.

Furthermore, James "@lawblob" Wilson is here! We are going to talk to him about growing up Mormon, being a lawyer, and the time he was held up by gunpoint. James is a wonderful human being, and we are delighted to host him.

Also: Eminem's offensive Zombies sample, why you want to pick a muse with a big fat face, Mickey Rooney and how he's always stunk, and Jeff Daniels's songwriting.

Dec 27, 2013 0

Merry Over-mas! This week's show features an essential chat with comedian Sasheer Zamata about the year in pop music, which basically means the year in Beyoncé's new album. We also talk about Sasheer's web series, THE PURSUIT OF SEXINESS, how commenters expect all black comics to be all things to all black people everywhere, and how an actor plaing "White Jesus" interacted with Kanye on stage at the Barclay Center one time.

Also: the difference between cat and dog models, how nice it is to finally be able to happily do nothing, how Britney Spears describes sharks, and why shoplifting is awesome.

The last show of 2013 is the best show of the RIGHT NOW. Enjoy it!

Dec 20, 2013 0

Xappy Xmas! This week's show features professor LIZ WOLLMAN, author of the book Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City. Dr. Wollman will entreat us to a discussion about all of the sexy, dirty, nudie musicals created in this great city in response to Oh, Calcutta alone. Learn about the shows LET MY PEOPLE COME, THE FAGGOT and GAY COMPANY.

Also: Julie has an idea for a middling Holiday song, some new ideas about suicide, how lame it is to brag about stuff you don't know, what a bummer it is that Hugh Hefner outlived Al Goldstein, how fucked up FUNNY GIRL is. and why I am seriously done with HOMELAND this time for real.

Plus! It turns out that a documentary about a crack house is disturbing! Reasons to Hate New York! Possums and their useless pouches! And some Beyonce stuff.

Holy Jingle Bells, Batman!

Dec 13, 2013 0

Brrr! It's a chilly episode for your ears and ear muffs! Comedian ADAM CONOVER is here to discuss with Julie the notion of dogs licking our human faces, all of the interiors we will never see, and how disgusting fleece is.

Also, Julie has strong feelings about the patriotism of that Pearl Harbor Spaghetti-O, is very angry about this Gwyneth Vanity Fair thing, has an embarrassing Candy Crush story, and watched a video starring one Roger Bacon.

Plus: a lesson about the flammability of clothes! Winter, and what it does to your face-skin! And what Rachael Ray's end-game is.

Oh, and there's a thing about a kangaroo.

Dec 6, 2013 0
Happy Holidaze! This week's episode of How Was Your Week is an early Christmas Miracle. JAMALA JOHNS is here to talk to Julie about upping her blouse game, natural hair and her blog le coil, Susan Sarandon, and why a high waist is better than a boat neck, unless you're Geena Goddamn Davis.

Also, Julie has thoughts about gradual patriarchy-toppling, a story about a name-dropping masseuse, a eulogy for selfies, and a bunch of ideas about Lady Gaga (sorry.)

Plus: artisanal chocolate bar browsing! The tyranny of Vanity Fair in regards to its efforts to keep that Paltrow article out of our reach! And a beardless Mandy Patinkin.
Nov 29, 2013 0

Blackest of Fridays to you, pilgrims. This week's episode of HWYW features a truly fascinating interview with STEVE YOUNG, Letterman writer and co-author of EVERYTHING'S COMING UP PROFITS: THE WORLD OF INDUSTRIAL MUSICALS. Steve is here to explain to us exactly what Industrial Musicals are and were, and to share and explain a few songs that illustrate some important concepts from that genre, including "My Bathroom," "Tires to Sell," and "Kinney Manager's Song."

Also, Julie has some ideas about Disney, fatherhood, post-WW2 America, and the jingoistic notions that fuel our patriarchial society! Seth MacFarlane flexes his power muscles! And why Baby Boomers's stories abou where they were when JFK was shot are only getting more predictable. 

Gobble it up, pals! 

Nov 25, 2013 0

Happy almost Thanksgiving! Today you are thankful for this exclusive premium extra-sode, featuring an incredible interview with the great KATHLEEN HANNA. Kathleen is the subject of a new doc called THE PUNK SINGER, and she is also a legend and perfect.

Join Julie and Kathleen as they chat about how weird it is to promote a film you didn't make, the feminism of taking care of yourself, what she thought when she first saw Ad-Rock, and precisely how hard Lyme disease can go fuck itself.

A heart warming episode for you and your brain.

Nov 22, 2013 0

Good November Day. This week features two guests: DENNY TEDESCO, who made a documentary about The Wrecking Crew, has a personal connection to that iconic troupe of '60s studio musicians because his dad, Tommy Tedesco, was one of the greatest guitarists of all time in that group. Julie chats with Denny about Cher, the Three's Company theme song, and the woman who came up with the bass line for WICHITA LINEMAN: Her name is Carol Kaye and she's a badass.

Then, JILL SOLOWAY is here to chat about her various television, film and web projects, strippers and prozzies, what it's like to be a "food Jew" and to have a gay sister, and what kind of tweets make her jealous.

Also: Julie is coming for Alec Baldwin's job! Charles Manson is getting married! Two ladies who love Sandra Bullock and what Julie wants from them! And Happy JFK Assassination Day to all.

A heady show full of suds and studs and iconic things with which you need to grapple.

Nov 15, 2013 0

Hi everybody! This week's show features the DELIGHTFUL Emily Altman, who is hilarious, smart, interesting, beautiful, and just generally wonderful. Emily is a comedy writer and a PROFESSOR OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE, and she is here to tell us about her Bulgarian roommate, the time she passed out at a Halloween party, and why old people sing like birds.

Also, Julie has become addicted to Candy Crush, despite its unacceptable aesthetic; Lars Ulrich and his art-buying ways; The most obnoxious thing a couple at a Brooklyn party said recently, why Jeff Koons stinks, and why editing TOO CUTE: PUPPIES would be the worst job.

Enjoy this show like it's the last thing you'll ever do before you expire!

Nov 8, 2013 0

Hi pals. This week's episode is chockfull of things, ideas and notions that will put a bee in your bonnet! That's because CAMILLE PAGLIA, firestarter supreme, is a guest on the show, and she's got stuff to say about Real Housewives, Rhianna, the death of style, feminism, sex, porn, millennials, art history, and her book GLITTERING IMAGES, which is now available in paperback. We do not agree with everything Professor Paglia has to say, but we sure enjoyed chatting and listening. She is a spark plug and a genius, goddamn it!

Also: Julie is in Los Angeles, and a moving billboard is hypnotizing her! Thoughts about lingerie and foreplay, and how we needed both things in the 1980s in order to go through with intercourse, apparently! What Meat Loaf's music sounds like! How the "Swan Lake" song goes! Who America's Most Famous Sex Slave was! My cat's ophthalmologist is on vacation! And precisely what Europe does NOT need, Woody Allen.

A controversial, crackling episode for your brain and ears and soul

Nov 1, 2013 0

Hi! This week's podcast features an interview with legendary cartoonist PETER BAGGE (Hate, Apocalypse Nerd), who wrote a new graphic novel about Margaret Sanger called WOMAN REBEL. This is a lovely interview with a wonderful man!

Also, Julie tells Banksy to not let the door hit his tush on the way out of New York City, complains about Turner Classic Movies and Drew Barrymore's undereducated introduction of some of the films on that there channel, half-recaps THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, and explains the depths of procrastination that one has to get to in order to put a bowtie on one's cat.

Plus: popsicle tangents! Lysol as a reasonably safe douching method, if you use the right proportions! And the presumed personality traits behind a man with a law degree who holds a full time job at DC Comics.

Enjoy this show, because we could all get hit by cars tomorrow and die.

Oct 28, 2013 0

Welcome to our first Premium Extrasode! This wonderful couple of hours or so shines a spotlight on Jeff Guinn's incredible book, MANSON: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. Join Guinn, Julie, Jake Fogelnest and Chris "Spoony" Spooner as we delve into the cultural history of the 1960s and who gets to write it, the context that gave Manson his opportunity, and a lot of stories about Dennis Wilson.

Plus: what our Manson nicknames would be, which (maybe only) part of the book Charles Manson himself probably would have liked, the racism of public transportation, just how bad Manson's music was, the John Waters/Manson connection, and so much more.

Even if you're not a teenager in your "serial Killer phase," I swear, this is essential and fascinating listening. Enjoy it.

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Oct 28, 2013 0

Welcome to our first Premium Extrasode! This wonderful couple of hours or so shines a spotlight on Jeff Guinn's incredible book, MANSON: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. Join Guinn, Julie, Jake Fogelnest and Chris "Spoony" Spooner as we delve into the cultural history of the 1960s and who gets to write it, the context that gave Manson his opportunity, and a lot of stories about Dennis Wilson.

Plus: what our Manson nicknames would be, which (maybe only) part of the book Charles Manson himself probably would have liked, the racism of public transportation, just how bad Manson's music was, the John Waters/Manson connection, and so much more.

Even if you're not a teenager in your "serial Killer phase," I swear, this is essential and fascinating listening. Enjoy it.

To subscribe to premium HWYW content, click here, and if you're confused, follow this helpful guide to getting your access.

Oct 25, 2013 0

JULIANNE MOORE! Welcome to the first episode of HWYW that features an interview with an actual goddess. Join us as we chat with legendarily talented and beautiful and cool and sweet and funny and generally just spectacularly awesome actor and human, JULIANNE MOORE, and learn about how she met Paul Thomas Anderson, what her favorite line as Maude Lebowski is, her complicated relationship with birds, and why it's important to admit that you don't eat bread when you don't, and to say hi to other redheads on the street.

Other things happen on the podcast this week, too. We announce the HOW WAS YOUR WEEK APP, for one, and that is something you can buy for yourself if you want access to this Monday's HOW WAS YOUR MANSON extrasode and future premium content. It's super cool and so are you!

Also: Julie painfully recaps the "Stewmaker" episode of THE BLACKLIST, prays to God that she needn't see BAD GRANDPA with a girl, a plea for Halloween costumes at the Oct 30 HWYWLive, and an exciting new way to reach the layer of self-pity and loneliness that is never further than a tiny step away!

Enjoy this wonderful show starring the Queen of The Redhead Hall of Fame.

Oct 18, 2013 0

Hello! This week's episode of HWYW features CHRIS ELLIOTT and JASON WOLINER, who are here to talk with Julie about the upcoming new season of their television show EAGLEHEART, beard-trimming, the death talk, and The Magic Castle's wonderful brunch.

Also, Julie left her wallet in a cab and has a connection to make between small dogs and little person prostitutes, which is GREAT news. Plus! Why there's never time in a haunted house, the temptation to make a joke off the "Matt and Trey blow their deadline" headline, and the choice every man has to make in his life and which path Alec Baldwin took.

A wonderful show for you to enjoy and celebrate with your loved ones.

Oct 11, 2013 0

Here it is! One of the best episodes of this thing yet. Writer/DIrector NICOLE HOLOFCENER joins Julie to talk about ENOUGH SAID, James Gandolfini's first day on set, the perfection of MODERN ROMANCE, her oldest friend, watching the dailies of HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, and meeting Catherine Keener at the gym.

A plea for people to feed their dogs Cheerios on film, some observations about cartoon characters and their fuckability, "Stand By Your Man" and its terrible messages, and Julie presents a very special version of the end of "Layla" with her very own Lyrics. Don't miss it!

This show is everything.

Oct 4, 2013 0

Hello. This week's show features an upbeat and fun interview with former LETTERMAN writer TOM RUPRECHT. Tom has written a fake oral biography of J.D. Salinger and he joins us to discuss that as well as Eric Clapton's various cocaine and non-cocaine related misdeeds, and how not to endear oneself to David Letterman.

Also, Julie is in Los Angeles eating chocolate chip pancakes in the middle of the night after not selling a show to network television! Britney Spears is under the impression that straight guys are watching her mean new video! And a magical fable about a cat named Ron.

Plus: Carrie Keagan's revelatory dating life, why it's okay to be mad at Homeland, an addendum to the "Threeway" vow, and a gross story about a bloody shoe.

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