Ralphie May’s ‘WTF’ Revealed the Smart, Thoughtful, and Sensitive Soul Behind the Big Personality and Big Laughs
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When Marc Maron began recording interviews in his garage for WTF, he probably never envisioned that the show would eventually become a sort of living, evolving museum of contemporary standup ... [Read More]
When ‘We Hate Movies’ Mined the Misguided ‘My Father the Hero’ for Abundant Hilarity
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. They say that if something exists, there’s pornography about it. I suspect it’s also true that if you see a flamboyantly terrible movie that’s not entirely obscure, there&rs... [Read More]
With ‘Hollywood Masterclass,’ Sean Clements Goes Solo But Remains Irreverent and Hilarious
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. This has been a very strange, rollercoaster month or so for fans of Hayes Davenport and Sean Clements’ feverishly adored cult podcast Hollywood Handbook. The Earwolf bad boys have been ... [Read More]
‘The Complete Man’ Offers a Masculine Take on the Poisonously Sexist, Old-Timey Awfulness of Yesteryear
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. I was such a big fan of The Complete Woman, Amanda Lund’s brilliant satire of 1950s and 1960s-style institutional misogyny and cultural repression, that I not only wrote about it for th... [Read More]
The Perfect Double Tribute: The ‘B*A*P*S’ Episode of ‘The Flop House’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. There are certain incontrovertible milestones in podcasting. These include landmarks for the medium like President Obama’s appearance on WTF, Comedy Bang Bang’s 500th episode, Har... [Read More]
The First-Ever Episode of ‘Comedy Death-Ray’ Is an Embryonic Look at a Future Comedy Institution
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Comedy Bang Bang recently celebrated its 500th episode with a star-studded extravaganza befitting such an auspicious milestone. Over the course of 500 episodes, host Scott Aukerman and his gu... [Read More]
The First-Ever Episode of ‘Comedy Death-Ray’ Is an Embryonic Look at a Future Comedy Institution
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Comedy Bang Bang recently celebrated its 500th episode with a star-studded extravaganza befitting such an auspicious milestone. Over the course of 500 episodes, host Scott Aukerman and his gu... [Read More]
When ‘The Mental Illness Happy Hour’ Revealed Glynn Washington’s Fascinating, Too-Strange-for-Fiction Backstory
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. In times of trouble and turmoil, I have found comfort and solace in the soothing, eternally reassuring voices on NPR. I don’t know how to drive, so I do not listen to NPR while driving ... [Read More]
The Aleister Crowley Episode of ‘The Dead Authors Podcast’ Is Devilishly Funny
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Live podcasts can be a tricky beast, particularly when they’re taped at music festivals, as tends to be the case these days. A studio is a controlled environment but a live taping invol... [Read More]
The ‘Deadpool’ Episode of ‘Hollywood Handbook’ Is Roughly a Million Times Funnier Than ‘Deadpool’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. I finally caught up with the zeitgeist-capturing surprise blockbuster Deadpool for the Lukewarm Takes column on my website, and though I enjoyed it for the most part, it most assuredly did not liv... [Read More]