Baby Geniuses

Baby Geniuses

By, Lisa Hanawalt, Emily Heller, Rob Pera

Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.


List of Potato Museums

Hello babies! On today's very special episode, Emily and Lisa have some important news to share about the fate of Baby Geniuses and share some special memories. On Chunch Chat, the origin of the name "Timothy" is discussed. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "List of potato museums," a list of potato museums around the world.
22/01/241h 3m

Edward Dando

Hello babies! Do you have Wonka Fever? We no longer do! He's simply not mean enough to children anymore. On Chunch Chat, we come to the conclusion that Martha absolutely manages her own social media accounts. Also, The Rock hasn't been completely honest with us. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Edward Dando," a thief who came to public notice in Britain because of his unusual habit of overeating at food stalls and inns, and then revealing that he had no money to pay. Although the fare he consumed was varied, he was particularly fond of oysters, having once eaten 25 dozen of them with a loaf and a half of bread with butter.
09/01/241h 1m


Hello babies! A very Merry Christmas to all the Bougie Grinch Girls out there! A not so Merry Christmas to the worms that are trying to enter Emily's house. Related: we dig up dirt on certain Selling Sunset stars. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Humbug," a person or object that behaves in a deceptive or dishonest way, often as a hoax or in jest.
25/12/2353m 12s

Costco Hot Dog

Hello babies! The holiday season is here, and the Baby Geniuses Podcast is your one stop shop for great gift ideas! Is there someone in your life who likes the finer things and whose body is 100% covered in thick green fur? We have the PERFECT PNG for you. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Costco Hot Dog," a 1/4lb hot dog sold at the international warehouse club Costco's food courts. At $1.50, it is the Costco food court's second best deal (onions are free).
13/12/231h 2m


Hello babies! Thank you for tuning in for our special CYBER MONDAY episode! Listen for great money saving tips that will literally save you THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. And by that I mean Emily shares how to avoid being phished. She learned the hard way! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Spitting," the act of forcibly ejecting saliva or other substances from the mouth.
28/11/231h 3m

Bark Mitzvah

Hello babies! Lisa is back from New York with a new obsession and Emily blows off a little steam about a less than sexy period drama. On Chunch Chat, Martha struggles with a mistaken identity and falls for an invasive species. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia article for "Bark Mitzvah," which is either a tongue in cheek celebration for beloved pets or a desecration of a cherished Jewish tradition.
13/11/2357m 41s

Stingy Jack

Hello babies! Boo! Was that spooky enough for ya? If not, Emily and Lisa are sharing some stories that just might chill you down to your core.. That is, if your SKELETON HASN'T ALREADY JUMPED OUT OF YOUR SKIN! I shudder to imagine such a thing. Lisa shares an interaction that she had with possibly an actual GHOUL and Emily serves up a literal jump scare mid segment. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Stingy Jack," a mythical character sometimes associated with All Hallows Eve.
30/10/2350m 39s

Gustave (crocodile)

Hello babies!We would love for you to join us and turn your brain fully off for the next hour. The world will still be crappy when you get back, but at least you'll have soothed yourself with the therapeutic voices of two dum dums. We spend a great chunk of this episode unpacking the implications of a home decorated for Halloween. On Chunch Chat, we investigate whether or not Martha Stewart's Fell Pony Banchunch is a DUD. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Gustave (crocodile)," a croc that eats ass. (Sorry, I have been notified that he eats the rest of the body too.) 

Daughter From California Syndrome

Hello :cough: babies! The strike is over, but we're not celebrating yet - Lisa finally got Covid and feels pretty crappy. Emily still hasn't been infected however! That means Emily and Rob are in the running for the last people on earth who still haven't gotten it. Emily helps Lisa recuperate by suggesting YouTube game show compilations. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Daughter from California syndrome," Something Emily and Lisa definitely both contracted from birth.
02/10/2347m 46s

Ranch Dressing

Hello babies! On today's unintentionally culinarily oriented episode, we're discussing all the things that make food great. Does maple syrup count as a "sauce?" Does a clean refrigerator improve your quality of life? Do cast iron pans increase your iron levels? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia article for "Ranch Dressing," a savory, creamy American salad dressing usually made from buttermilk, salt, garlic, onion, mustard, herbs (commonly chives, parsley and dill), and spices (commonly pepper, paprika and ground mustard seed) mixed into a sauce based on mayonnaise or another oil emulsion.
18/09/231h 1m


Hello babies! Thank you for listening to Baby Geniuses, the Show for You. On this episode of Your Show, Lisa Went to the Beyoncé concert last night and her favorite moment of the evening surprisingly didn't involve the gigantic silver horse. Emily spied on a potential scabbing situation in her neighborhood and lived to tell about it. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "TV-B-Gone," a universal remote control device for turning off a large majority—about 85%—of the available brands of television sets in 2015. If you're listening to this in 2023, I can't make any promises about it's efficacy.

Roy and Silo

Hello babies! this week, we're shining a light on fashion's seedy underbelly - this is a tale of plagiarism and deleted Instagram accounts. Emily takes on a local designer and lives to tell the tale. On Chunch Chat, we touch on the biggest Britney news story this week - she's horse shopping!! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Roy and Silo," a gay millennial Manhattanite couple with the kind of Central Park views money can't buy.
21/08/231h 8m

Jizz (birding)

Hello babies! Summer is officially here, and we're on the hunt for the perfect place to sit! We don't want to talk about the big movie of the moment, so we're discussing an A24 horror flick and a farce book. On Chunch Chat, Martha shows off her hoses. No, that is not a typo. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Jizz (birding). No, that is not a typo. Emily and Lisa are expected to be world class Jizz Wailers by the time this episode is released.
07/08/231h 1m

Friendly Floatees Spill

Hello babies! We're still striking - and we just got some very attractive reinforcements! Related: We're celebrating some unexpected allies this week, including Jeopardy! champions. On Chunch Chat, Martha says some characteristically out-of-touch stuff. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Friendly Floatees spill," an event that disturbed environmentalists and delighted oceanographers.
24/07/231h 4m

Beaver Drop

Hello babies! Hope all you American babies had a lovely July 4th, and your dogs aren't too traumatized. Lisa and Emily both visited family, in the midwest and east coast respectively. It sounded like their trips were not unlike my kitchen cabinets (a bit too muggy). On Chunch Chat, Martha supplies us with a clapback that we hope to be able to use one day. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Beaver Drop," a program that involved moving 76 beavers by airplane and parachuting them to new areas in Central Idaho.
10/07/2356m 55s

Straw Hat Riot

Hello babies! Let's get this out of the way - even a genius can make a mistake. In this episode, Lisa says that the new Mission Impossible movie is coming out this week. She is not a liar and she is NOT a time traveler. It was simply a goof. Please don't pester her by commenting the correct release date of July 12th on her social media posts. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Straw Hat Riot," a riot that occurred in New York City at the end of the summer as a result of unwritten rules in men's fashions at the time.

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe/Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers

Hello babies! Or should I say, hola bebés? Lisa shares some stories from her Zoom Spanish class, which is taught by quite the bromista (prankster in Spanish, according to Google). Emily had a little scare with her dog Alan, but he is totally fine. On Chunch Chat, the only segment about Martha Stewart's horse Banchunch in the entire world of podcasting, we try to figure out if Martha soft launched a boyfriend? On Wiki of the Week, we have a rare double feature! We read the Wikipedia pages for "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" and "Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers," which are both shorts by documentary filmmaker Wes Blank.
12/06/231h 1m

Avril Lavigne Replacement Conspiracy Theory

Hello babies! We're still on strike, so if you see us picketing please don't honk - it scares the horses. Emily visited her old preschool, and tries to remember anything she learned. On Chunch Chat, Martha is living her best life. If you have a male partner under the age of 60, please keep your eye on him. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Avril Lavigne replacement conspiracy theory," which makes me wonder if I was replaced. as I don't look that much like I did in 2002 either.
31/05/231h 3m

Mongolian death worm

Hello babies!The WGA is currently on strike, so we're reporting live from the picket lines. We're critiquing picket signs and recapping some of the more interesting run ins we've experienced. When we're not fighting for a fair wage for writers, we're discussing a particularly creepy crawly example of hobby drama. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Mongolian death worm," a creature alleged to exist in the Gobi Desert, however no evidence has ever been found to support this belief. 
15/05/231h 4m

Baby Train

Hello babies! We're using today's episode as a chance to catch up and finally respond to some of your emails, from IUDs to ice cream. On Chunch Chat, we're talking horses and horsepower. On Wiki of the Week, we read the WIkipedia page for Baby Train, a legend about a certain small town that had an unusually high birth rate due to a certain nocturnal situation.
01/05/231h 3m


Hello babies! Emily just got back from Aspen, where she screened her new short film and rediscovered her appreciation for oxygen. Lisa is also short of breath, mostly because she is working on developing an appreciation for horror movies. On Chunch Chat, we learn about the collectable artisan basket world. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Kuchisake-onna," or "Slit-Mouthed Woman," a malevolent figure in Japanese urban legends and folklore. Don't miss this one - we teach you how to escape her deadly grasp via subtle negging.
17/04/2357m 53s

Hokey Pokey

Hello babies! Thanks for tuning into the show where, despite doing this show for over a decade, we still struggle to remember how we start the darn thing every time. On today's ep, Lisa gets her hands dirty and grows jealous of Emily's pergola. They both share some long awaited Love Island thoughts, and we dive into some relevant Martha-adjacent news on Chunch Chat. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Hokey Pokey," also known as Hokey Cokey in the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, which is a campfire song and participation dance with a distinctive accompanying tune and lyric structure.
03/04/231h 3m

Candy Desk

Hello babies! It's still MaxFunDrive 2023, so you know what that means! If you're a member, you get access to a VERY special bonus episode. But, but... This episode is special too! (...can I talk to you for a minute over there, where the Candy Desk episode can't hear us? Great - I need you to know something. The Candy Desk episode is swell. It's actually a bonus episode too. It's one more episode than you'd normally get this month, but it's just a run of the mill standard format episode. Don't let Candy Desk know that I said that. What you want to be listening to is the REAL BONUS episode, that only MaxFun members can listen to. It's called Lightning Round of Hot Truth Takes Dome, and it's a laugh riot.) On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Candy Desk, "a tradition of the United States Senate since 1965, whereby a senator who sits at a particular desk near a busy entrance keeps a drawer full of candy for members of the body." ...Candy Desk episode is right behind me, isn't it..?
27/03/231h 16m

Extremely Online

Hello babies! It's MaxFunDrive 2023, and we're pulling all the stops! Emily shares her experience in the limelight at the WGA Awards, and Lisa struggles to find something to share during Chunch Chat. Also - is Emily's dog named after a Roman demigod? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Extremely Online," a phrase referring to someone closely engaged with Internet culture.
20/03/231h 19m

Panty Raid

Hello babies! We are hot off the heels of the WGA Awards, and we have all the red carpet gossip! (Editor's note: This was recorded the day before the awards, so we actually pretty much talk about Love Island and Jeopardy and Horses or whatever) On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Panty Raid, which "was an American college prank of the 1950s and early 1960s in which groups of male students attempted to invade the living quarters of female students and steal their panties (undergarments) as the trophies."
06/03/231h 3m

The Hum

Hello babies! In case you were wondering, neither of us has seen a whale or a dolphin recently. We have tried but failed. However, we do have some escaped domestic animal stories that we'd love to share! Emily ate a disappointing meal and Lisa shared the joy of horses with her friends. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "The Hum," a name often given to widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise audible to many but not all people.
20/02/2358m 39s

Christmas in July

Hello babies! You've all been asking for it (seriously) - we're now officially an anal fissure themed podcast! I went into the podcast hosting settings to change our show's category from "Comedy" to "Anal Fissures (Discussion)" but it was surprisingly not available as a category anymore. On Chunch Chat, we talk about Martha's inability to hashtag correctly. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Christmas in July," an incredibly unseasonable submission.
06/02/231h 9m

List of Individual Pigs

Hello babies!Welcome to another very special episode of Baby Geniuses: After Dark. We'll be discussing all of the topics that are off limits when that prudish sun is in the sky. Emily will be showing off her new bra, and Lisa reveals what she read in her roommate's diary. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "List of individual pigs," a rather incomplete compendium.
23/01/231h 8m


Hello babies! We're stepping into the New Year by trying out some new styles. Who cares if we need to get fully undressed to pee every 45 minutes? In addition to refreshing our wardrobes, we're also giving our timelines a refresh by subscribing to some new Subreddits. On Chunch Chat, we discuss a very pixelated gecko. And on Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Neuticles," prosthetic testicular implants for neutered dogs and other domestic animals. Humans cannot legally get Neuticles, but I'm consulting a lawyer regarding the legality of having authentic dog testicles implanted.
09/01/231h 4m

Caesar SaladCaesar SaladCeasar Salad

Hello Christmas babies! We have a VERY special holiday episode in store for you. Lisa just got back from a rodeo in Vegas, which was alto attended by some of the worst people in the world. Emily went to a live taping of what I consider a rodeo of the mind. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Caesar salad."
26/12/221h 1m


Hello babies! Travel Correspondent Emily reports on her recent visit to the Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno, CA that were featured on our Hobby Tunneling episode. In other geological explorations, boulder holders are discussed as well. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Anasyrma," which may be a deliberately provocative self-exposing of one's naked genitals or buttocks.
13/12/2258m 36s

Clock of the Long Now

Hello babies! We're engaging in some light celebrity schadenfreude this week! Some of our least favorite personalities showed their true colors recently during our local election cycle, and their billionaire du jour lost. On today's episode, we play some classic TV fuck/marry/kill. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Clock of the Long Now," a mechanical clock under construction that is designed to keep time for 10,000 years.

The Bottle Conjuror

Hello babies! If you are Emily's pen pal, we hope you enjoy this episode! On today's edition of Baby Geniuses, Lisa shares some sad news and we make assumptions about Mr. Bean's sex life. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "The Bottle Conjuror," an anonymous theatrical performer who probably never existed.
14/11/2259m 47s

Walburga Oesterreich

Hello babies! Make sure you get out and vote! This, like probably every election for the rest of our dumb little lives, is an important one. Check out Partner of the Pod Adam Conover's voting guide if you're in the LA area! On Chunch Chat, we discuss golden horse feet. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Walburga Oesterreich," aka "Queen of Los Angeles", who gained notoriety for the shooting death of her husband and the subsequent bizarre revelation that she had kept her lover, Otto Sanhuber, hidden in the attic of the home she shared with her husband for ten years.
31/10/2257m 35s

Roy Sullivan

Hello babies! Emily is diving head first into Boston Legal, and we're starting to get concerned. She is exclusively wearing pinstriped power suits and has started saying inappropriate things to our young female paralegals. We're also looking to be connected with someone from an english muffin manufacturer, we have some pressing questions. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Roy Sullivan, a man recognized by Guinness World Records as the person struck by lightning more recorded times than any other human being.
17/10/221h 5m

Godfrey's Cordial

Hello babies! On today's ep, Emily has an anti Endorse-Horse about a live action remake, and Lisa is riding her horse through your neighborhood and she does not need to explain her actions. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Godfrey's Cordial," a patent medicine, containing laudanum (tincture of opium) in a sweet syrup, which was commonly used as a sedative to quiet infants and children in Victorian England. Editor's note: here's some info about that secret ingredient in Emily's imported toothpaste
03/10/2256m 56s

Baseball Rubbing Mud

Hello babies! On today's ep, Emily is fresh off the red carpet with another one of her classic looks, and Lisa spent a few nights in an apartment that wasn't recently vacuumed. On Chunch Chat, Martha shares an actual Chunch update for once. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Baseball Rubbing Mud," or mud used to treat balls in the sport of baseball to give pitchers better control and a firmer grip on the balls.

Deep Scattering Layer/Benson (Fish)

Hello babies! We recorded this episode before the heatwave caused us to melt into a single puddle of podcast host. On today's ep, Emily has a wardrobe malfunction. On Chunch Chat, Martha wears inappropriate footwear and stands next to a horse that doesn't belong to her. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia pages for "Deep Scattering Layer" and "Benson (Fish)." Please email us your favorite lanternfish recipe!
05/09/2256m 56s

Truck Nuts

Hello babies! Our fantastic podcast just turned ten! Whether you've been with us from the start or are a new listener, we appreciate you for joining us every other week! On today's special decennial episode, you can expect more of the same as ever. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Truck Nuts," also spelled truck nutz, vehicular vanity accessories resembling a dangling scrotum.
22/08/2253m 44s


Hello babies! If it seems like we are slowly transitioning into an animal update podcast, you should know that this has always been an animal update podcast. On today's episode, Emily gives us some caterpillar news, and Lisa shares some post-horsepital Juni info. On Chunch Chat, Martha says goodbye to some very expensive and funky friends. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Polari, "a form of slang or cant used in Britain and Ireland by some actors, circus and fairground showmen, professional wrestlers, merchant navy sailors, criminals, sex workers, and the gay subculture."
09/08/2255m 48s

Cynthia (Gaba girl)

Hello babies! How do you feel about self-checkout at stores? We were shocked by the abundance of positive sentiment online. Please share your feelings with us either way! On today's ep, Lisa tries to convince Emily to adopt her hobbies, and Emily reveals her shoe size. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Cynthia (Gaba girl), an unusually natural and human looking mannequin.
25/07/2258m 58s

Fool's Errand

Hello babies! Another day, another chance for Joey to show up to the recording session, and another heartbreak. On today's ep, we respond to some listener emails and clear up some confusion about who and what Alan is. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Fools Errand," a or VERY problematic and TOXIC prank.

Banana Peel

Hello babies! We're getting ready for summer by fostering butterflies and sending passive aggressive messages to our neighbors. On today's episode, we discuss the magic of FAO Schwarz and a still valid 90's celebrity crush. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Banana peel," that yellowy outer covering of the banana fruit that we all can't get enough of.
27/06/221h 3m

Blue Whale of Catoosa

Hello babies! Breathing in, I smile. Breathing in, something something. Breathing out, this supreme moment. Yes! Yes! Yes! On today's episode, we plan ways to tank our WikiFeet ranking, and try to remember what we learned about caterpillars in elementary school. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Blue Whale of Catoosa," a waterfront structure that is shaped as you might imagine.
13/06/2255m 6s

Channel Drift

Hello babies! We are breaking rank with fellow A List celebs Kim and Gwyneth and telling you not to vote for Rick Caruso. Emily got sick but it is NOT Covid, so we're chatting about some of our favorite sick day TV habits. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Channel Drift," the gradual shift of a television network away from its original programming, to either target a newer and more profitable audience, or to broaden its viewership by including less niche programming. Basically like how this podcast used to be about something other than Selling Sunset.
01/06/221h 5m

List of Bad Luck Signs/List of Lucky Symbols

Hello babies! We're getting out a bit more, thankfully. Emily went to a family reunion in West Virginia and stayed at a very strange hotel, and Lisa is playing pool with horses or something. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia pages for "List of Bad Luck Signs" and "List of Lucky Symbols," in celebration of Friday the 13th last weekend. Assuming you're able to listen and didn't die in some ironic manner a few days ago.
17/05/221h 4m

Diner Lingo

Hello babies! It's MaxFunDrive still, so we're throwing you a bone and giving you an extra episode! NOTE: this is NOT a bonus episode! Become a member at the $5 a month level to hear bonus episodes. An extra episode is much like a regular episode. A bonus episode is much more special. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Diner lingo," a kind of American verbal slang used by cooks and chefs in diners and diner-style restaurants, and by the wait staff to communicate their orders to the cooks. Alienate yourself from your peers by dropping some of these terms casually!
02/05/221h 14m

Bob Geary (police officer)

Hello babies! It's that time again - MaxFunDrive is upon us! Make sure to sign up and become a member if you aren't already. You'll definitely want the free swag. Members this year will get a Clerkis M'derkis patch! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Bob Geary (police officer)," a former officer in the San Francisco Police Department who gained notoriety as the subject of a ballot initiative to allow him to take his ventriloquist's dummy, Brendan O'Smarty, on foot patrol.
25/04/221h 14m

Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges

Hello babies! You are cordially invited to join Emily and Lisa for their fanciest episode yet. This is the first "formal attire required" podcast experience ever, so please don't listen unless you're wearing at least one monocle. Lisa just got back from Paris, and Emily is planning a trip to a "fancy old golf hotel with a secret nuclear bunker." And if you think our gastronomy is anything but molecular? Well, we kindly ask you to fuck off. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges," who was an American woman known for being the first documented individual to not only be struck by a meteorite, but also live through the encounter.
11/04/2258m 15s

Hollywood Freeway Chickens

Hello babies!Neil Degrasse Tyson here, letting you to know that the so called "Baby Geniuses" are simply two adult women of average intelligence. On today's episode, Emily shares some important results and Lisa struggles with a hat.On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Hollywood Freeway chickens," a colony of feral chickens that live under the Vineland Avenue off-ramp of the Hollywood Freeway (U.S. Route 101) in Los Angeles, California. Finally, an explanation for why the Star Map I purchased recently was so hard to read.
28/03/2257m 58s

Spaghetti-tree Hoax

Hello babies! Our love of land mammals is well documented, but on today's episode, we dip a (very attractive) toe into the world of aquatic mammals! Emily went whale watching recently, and Lisa appreciates a productivity tip from a previous episode. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Spaghetti-tree hoax," a reminder that we might take our current base line culinary knowledge for granted.

Garden hermit

Hello babies! This week, we're focused on one thing: bumping our wikiFeet scores! Get on there and give us the scores we deserve! Five stars only! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Garden hermits." Garden hermits or ornamental hermits were hermits encouraged to live in purpose-built hermitages, follies, grottoes, or rockeries on the estates of wealthy landowners, primarily during the 18th century. Kinda like Kendall Roy's birthday party, but non stop. Visit & use code: GENIUSES at checkout to get free shipping & 30% off your first order.
28/02/221h 1m

Society for Indecency to Naked Animals

Hello babies! We're not having a great week, but feel free to revel in our misery! Emily had a hard time at work and Lisa's had a difficult time taking her horse's temperature. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Society for Indecency to Naked Animals," a satirical hoax concocted by serial prankster Alan Abel. All jokes aside, I bet Lisa's horse is reconsidering the nudity thing this week!
14/02/2255m 45s

Fictitious Entry

Hello babies! The Santa Ana winds are forcing us to have some difficult conversations this week. We now know more about umbrella warranties than we would have previously cared to. On Chunch Chat, we learn that Martha Stewart feels differently about eating ostrich eggs than we do. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Fictitious entry," or deliberately incorrect entries in reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and directories. Is this episode summary a Mountweazel? Listen to find out!
31/01/2259m 31s

Timothy Dexter

Hello babies! This is the first episode we've recorded in 2022, and you won't be shocked to hear that we're totally new people! On today's episode, we talk about horses and plants. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Timothy Dexter. If you're interested in learning about a bear enthusiast, I suggest you read the Wikipedia page for Timothy Treadwell instead. Timothy Dexter was an American businessman. His affinity for bears is not noteworthy in the slightest.
17/01/2258m 14s

Automobile Folklore

Hello babies!Welcome to 2022, a fresh start awaits! Lisa is trying to be a bit more bilingual, and Emily is still trying to understand why her neighbors are so awful. They also discuss some of their least favorite holiday films. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Automobile Folklore," a list of the diverse customs and superstitions linked to that four wheeled vehicle we all love.
03/01/2258m 14s

Snap-dragon (game)

Hello babies! The holiday season is in full effect, so we have an extra cozy episode in store for you! On today's nog flavored episode, we have a very special Gävle Goat update. We also check in with Martha Stewart, who has treated herself to some new friesian horses. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Snap-dragon (game). Snap-dragon (also known as Flap-dragon, Snapdragon, or Flapdragon) was a parlour game popular from about the 16th century. Impress your friends by saying "A Flap-dragon for your service, Sir!" Sponsored by Lumi Labs - use “TINY” for 30% off anything on


Hello babies! Thank you for listening to our podcast, which is technically STEAM education. On today's episode, Lisa sits next to a rude passenger on a flight, and Emily's dog Alan is doing better. On Chunch Chat, we judge Martha's recent exploits. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Vulcana," an early fitness influencer. Miriam Kate Williams (6 May 1874 – 8 August 1946) sometimes called Kate Roberts and better known by her stage name Vulcana, was a Welsh strongwoman born of Irish parents in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.
06/12/211h 1m

Hobby Tunneling

Hello babies!On today's episode, a mean child from the day care next door broke Emily's skeleton. Just to clarify, I mean her artificial novelty Halloween decoration skeleton. Also, Lisa had some public impure thoughts about Tom and Cousin Greg from Succession.On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Hobby Tunneling," tunnel construction as a diversion. Usually, hobby tunnelers dig their tunnels by hand, using little equipment, and some can spend years or even decades to achieve any degree of completion. In some cases tunnels have been dug secretly, and only discovered by chance. 
22/11/211h 6m

Stoor Worm

Hello babies!What does November mean to you? Is it the start of the Holiday season, or is it a time of... retention? When the leaves change and start to fall, does your mind turn to gift wrap or no fap? Chestnut or no nut? On today's episode, Emily shares the story of her recent car accident. Tune in to find out how she's doing! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Stoor Worm, a gigantic evil sea serpent of Orcadian folklore, capable of contaminating plants and destroying animals and humans with its putrid breath.
10/11/2153m 49s


Hello babies! On today's episode, Lisa experiences jury duty, and we explain why you should care about this IATSE stuff. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Xtabay, a Yucatec Maya myth about the female demon (and role model?), Xtabay, a supernatural femme fatale who preys upon men in the Yucatán Peninsula.
25/10/2155m 41s

Le Pétomane

Happy MaxFun Block Party, babies! And a special welcome to all the new babies out there! This episode is made with the new listener in mind. If you're a long time listener, don't fret! There will be plenty for you to enjoy. On Wiki of the Week, we read the most requested Wikipedia page that we've already read. "Le Pétomane was a French flatulist (professional farter) and entertainer. He was famous for his remarkable control of the abdominal muscles, which enabled him to seemingly fart at will. His stage name combines the French verb péter, "to fart" with the -mane, "-maniac" suffix, which translates to "fartomaniac". The profession is referred to as "flatulist", "farteur", or "fartiste". Make sure to check out other very high quality Maximum Fun podcasts this week - everyone is making episodes focused on new listeners. Maybe there's a show that sounds interesting, but you don't exactly know where to start? This is the week to dive in!
11/10/211h 9m

Ashrita Furman

Hello babies! First things first, If you're a member of IATSE, we encourage you to vote yes on the strike! On today's episode, we discuss the interesting Super Mario Bros: The Movie casting choices. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Ashrita Furman, the holder of the Guinness world record for the most Guinness world records.
27/09/2156m 23s

Frog Battery

Hello babies! It's starting to feel like Autumn, so maybe load your dog in a pram and go for a stroll? On today's episode, Lisa narrowly avoids an interaction and Emily's husband has regained his sense of taste. We also recap who on White Lotus is the most hateworthy. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Frog Battery," an electrochemical battery consisting of a number of dead frogs (or sometimes live ones), which form the cells of the battery connected in a series arrangement. It is a kind of biobattery.
13/09/2150m 4s

Human Mail

Hello babies! A special greetings to our new co-host Ringo, who has taken over for Joey. Joey is unavailable for comment. On today's episode, we answer some of our more pressing fan submitted questions and Emily vents about a stranger child. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Human Mail, or, "the transportation of a person through the postal system, usually as a stowaway. While rare, there have been some reported cases of people attempting to travel through the mail." Hey, beats flying Spirit Airlines!
30/08/211h 5m

The Burryman

Hello babies! And a special greeting to all our enemy neighbors. On today's episode, we discuss Emily's recent covid encounter, as well as a Tuca & Bertie update! On Chunch Chat, Lisa brags about a horse that she knows (Beyoncé rode it!). On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for The Burryman, a guy with too much shit on him.
22/08/2158m 59s

Dusty the Klepto Kitty

Hello babies! We're back to recording remotely again FYI! Emily went to a party where she was potentially exposed to Covid. Go get vaccinated please! On today's episode, Lisa explains what an honest horse is and Emily is still talking about Friends. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Dusty the Klepto Kitty," a cat with real star power that will steal your dish towels and your heart.

Karolina Olsson

Hello babies!Welcome to the Baby Genius Car Corner! We're talking all things automotive - Vroom Vroom! Emily gets her car washed a couple times after being utterly decimated by some large birds. We recap the newest installment in the Fast & The Furious saga, and Lisa lusts after a horse of a different color - a black Ford Bronco! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Karolina Olsson," a Swedish woman who purportedly remained in hibernation between 1876 and 1908 (32 years). To put that in perspective for our listeners, that's roughly the entire run of the hit television series The Simpsons.
19/07/211h 3m


Hello babies! We hope all of our lovely listeners had a wonderful ID4. On today's ep, Lisa shares her thoughts on a recent viewing of the very bad film 500 Days of Summer. On Chunch Chat, we're wishing Martha a speedy recovery from her recent injury. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Dashcon", a convention for Tumblr users featuring a less than awe inspiring ball pit.
05/07/211h 3m

Unusual eBay Listings

Hello babies! We finally got around to watching the Friends reunion special and we have some thoughts. Lisa is recovering from surgery and recaps some of her experiences. We also discuss what Olympic event we'd love to be great at. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Unusual eBay Listings." We're brainstorming weird things that Golden Palace Dot Com might want to purchase.
21/06/211h 6m

Pepsi Number Fever

Hello babies! We're really enjoying recording in person, and we hope you find us more charming than ever! Go get vaxxed up so you can safely record your podcast with your friends too. On this episode, we design a new t shirt, so make sure to listen to this ep so you're in on the joke. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Pepsi Number Fever. Numbers were hotter than ever in 1992!
07/06/2159m 44s

Dustin the Turkey

Hello babies! On today's episode, we announce the winner of our Fatali Hot Sauce Raffle! Make sure to tune in if you entered. It's our first in person episode since the start of the pandemic, so we're shaking off some cobwebs! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Dustin the Turkey, an Irish puppet.
24/05/211h 3m

Great Michigan Pizza Funeral

Hello babies! It's MaxFunDrive! Head over to and upgrade your membership or become a member if you aren't one already! Help support the creators that make your days brighter. We have dogs and a horse and a podcast producer that all need grooming! On today's episode, we read the Wikipedia page for Great Michigan Pizza Funeral, a rather savvy business decision. Funerals have the potential to be fun as long as nobody dies and there's lots of pizza.
10/05/211h 20m

Salmon Chaos

Hello babies! What a week! On today's episode, Emily tracks a package and Lisa spills some soup. On Chunch Chat, the segment about Martha Stewart's pony Ban Chunch, we read some listener submitted business names. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Salmon Chaos, a very recent event where people changed their names to get free sushi. Rob Salmon has a nice ring to it and I have no regrets.
28/04/211h 2m

List of CB Slang

Hello babies! Thank you for listening to this show, even if you just love falling asleep to the sound of our voices! On today's episode, Emily shares a strange experience with a neighbor, and Lisa has a frightening horse experience. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "List of CB Slang," a great guide if you're an aspiring Alligator Station (look it up)!
12/04/211h 6m

Loveland Frog

Hello babies! Now that the possibility of a safe Halloween is on the distant horizon, Emily has started planning her couple's costume. She also shares some of her thoughts on the very bad comic Heathcliff. Lisa shares her thoughts on an issue of a magazine. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Loveland frog," a legendary man-sized frog in Ohio folklore.
29/03/211h 7m


Hello babies! On today’s episode, Lisa shares about her upcoming surgery, as well as thoughts on Australia’s penis owl. Emily's dog Alan is out of surgery and has a racy new outfit. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Billiken, a charm doll created by an American art teacher and illustrator, who is said to have seen the mysterious figure in a dream. I don't like the way it looks.

Australia's Big Things

Hello babies! Sometimes it feels great to pack up and go for a hike with your feline companion. Sometimes you just want to practice your whip technique. All is fair game in Griffith Park! On today's episode, Lisa shares some stories from the trail, and Emily's dog eats maybe a nut or a stone fruit pit. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Australia's big things," a loosely related set of large structures, some of which are novelty architecture and some are sculptures. This list is incomplete as it does not include Paul Hogan's knife.
01/03/211h 16m

Nutty Narrows Bridge

Hello babies! It's a big day in Baby Geniuses history. This will be the episode you will all remember as "the one where Emily releases the sauce info." On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Nutty Narrows Bridge, a bridge for squirrels and the world's narrowest animal crossing (citation needed).
15/02/211h 2m

Computer Rage

Welcome to Baby Geniuses! Or Hello Babies! Or however this usually goes! We start the show off by reading some letters sent in by listeners just like you. We also give a quick update on our hot sauce saga - a listener followed the clues and identified the sauce! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Computer Rage," and I silently but spiritedly nod in agreement in as Lisa complains about her Macbook's touch bar.
01/02/211h 12m


Hello babies!The last time we recorded was before the Georgia runoff elections, so we have some stuff to talk about. For example, we find out what Joey has been up to. On this episode, Emily considers sending an email about hot sauce. On Chunch Chat, we discuss whether Martha needs to read the room or not. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Fascinus,” the embodiment of the divine phallus. This one requires an image search.
18/01/2158m 26s

Jimmy Carter Rabbit Incident/Puzzle Jug

Hello babies! We're proud to announce that CostnerWatch 2020 is officially over, and there will be no CostnerWatch 2021! On today's episode, we finally get to discuss the Hilaria Baldwin debacle. On a very special double Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia pages "Jimmy Carter Rabbit Incident" as well as "Puzzle Jug." They aren't related at all, we just liked them both!
04/01/2154m 33s

Kitty Fisher

Hello babies! Happy holidays to all the babies of the world! On today's episode, we discuss bits that people do at home to the chagrin of their partners. Also, we introduce Joey, our newest host. Let's see how long he lasts! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Kitty Fisher, an 18th century Kardashian type.

McDonald's Characters

Hello babies! Welcome to that wonderful gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas, also known as the valley of missing productivity! Lisa is deep into Costnerwatch 2020 (roughly 25 films), and Emily admits an early crush. On Wiki of the Week, we read a wiki page for "McDonald's Characters," a list of some of the worst characters in fiction.
07/12/201h 4m

Worm Charming

Hello babies! Happy Thanksgiving! We can't wait to see our friends and family this week - Daphne, Marty, Eddie, Frasier, Niles, the whole Crane gang. We are also looking forward to seeing our actual relatives over Zoom, because it's a pandemic and we're not traveling! On today's ep, we read the Wikipedia page for Worm Charming (also known as worm grunting or worm fiddling), methods of attracting worms from the ground. Gotta get them out of the earth somehow!
23/11/2055m 33s

Crime in Antarctica

Congrats babies! Thank you for voting! On today's ep, we share our feelings about the recent election. We also touch on important topics like Kevin Costner movies and gardening updates. On Chunch Chat, Martha's cat makes an appearance. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Crime in Antarctica." It's a pretty short list.
09/11/201h 5m

Robert Coates (actor)

Hello babies! It's the spookiest time of year again! It's also the last episode before the election, so please make sure to vote so we are happy on the next episode. On this episode, we talk costumes, Borat, and rollerskates! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Robert Coates (actor), an actor who was so bad we're still talking about him hundreds of years later.
26/10/2055m 47s

Mr. Blobby

Hello babies! What an interesting week - Emily finally got a pStyle! She is getting the hang of it but needs a little practice. On Chunch Chat, Lisa is overjoyed by Martha's five Sicilian donkeys. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Mr. Blobby," a bulbous pink figure covered with yellow spots, he has a permanent toothy grin and green jiggling eyes. Mr Blobby communicates only by saying the word "blobby" in an electronically altered voice, expressing his moods through tone of voice and repetition. He topped the UK Singles Chart with the 1993 Christmas release "Mr Blobby".
12/10/201h 10m

List of Sandwiches

Hello babies! Too much has been happening lately and we've had it up to here with all the events! On today's episode, Emily has a unique fundraising strategy and Lisa reads a great goose email. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "List of Sandwiches," an almost comprehensive list of - you guessed it - sandwiches.
28/09/201h 10m

Egg War

Hello babies! As if we needed more reason to not leave our homes, our portion of the continent is on fire! Anyways, listen to this podcast and just breathe less often. On today's episode, we decompress a bit and talk about horse riding technique. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Egg War. As bad as things are now, I wouldn't trade my life for that of a 19th century egger. Stay tuned for the Shyamalanian twist ending to our podcast.

Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly

Hello babies! So glad to provide you with another great podcast episode to memorize and speak along with! I suggest slowing down the recording, it helps make learning all the words easier. On today's episode, we have to issue a correction because an "INTP Brony" had a little too much fun online. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Alvin 'Shipwreck' Kelly," an esteemed professional flagpole sitter. I write podcast episode descriptions for a living so I'll refrain from criticizing his career choice.
31/08/2056m 4s

Giulia Tofana

Hello babies! We all deal with difficulty in different ways - some people pick up hobbies to help distract. Lisa has taken up rollerskating, and Emily watched the 90s sitcom Just Shoot Me in its entirety. Tune in to hear our thoughts on both! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Giulia Tofana, an Italian professional poisoner and role model.

Nils Olav

Hello babies! It's still MaxFunDrive 2020! Go become a member and support your favorite podcasts! If you have the extra dough, consider gifting a membership to someone who has lost income due to the pandemic. On today's episode, we read the Wikipedia page for Nils Olav, a king penguin who resides in Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland. Please go to this page and observe his great posture.
03/08/201h 11m

Tristan da Cunha

Hello babies! It's MaxFunDrive time again! Head on over to to become a member and to support your favorite babies. Check out the Endorse Horse pin! On today's episode, we discuss gross jam and millennial business people. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Tristan da Cunha, a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean.
20/07/201h 34m

Top Euphemisms For "Period" By Language

Hello babies! Hope your Independence Day made you feel really really free! On today's episode, Lisa talks about a former friend who was called out, and Emily talks about Columbo. On Chunch Chat, we hear about Kim Kardashian's 14 Freesian [sic] horses. On Wiki of the Shark Week, we don't read a Wikipedia page. We read a list page titled Top Euphemisms For "Period" By Language.
06/07/201h 13m

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

Hello Babies! Thank you for listening to the only good podcast where the listeners are referred to as babies. Where do you keep your worms? On today's episode, Emily try to figure out where her worms should live and Lisa watches a Succession cast livestream. On Chunch Chat, Martha has some somber news. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars," a fever dream of an animated film.
23/06/201h 2m

Elizabeth Klarer

Hello babies! We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement, and encourage our listeners to visit to learn more about how to actually make a difference. We also think Baby Geniuses listeners might be inclined to donate here: Anyways, we still made an episode of our dumb podcast. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Elizabeth Klarer, a South African alleged "contactee" and one of the first women to claim a sexual relationship with an extraterrestrial.
08/06/201h 10m

WWF Brawl for All

Hello babies! Have you heard the news that leaked? Tuca & Bertie are back for a second season! Our babies have become unintentional fashion trendsetters, when a celeb steps out in an outfit Lisa and Emily envisioned years ago. Also on today's episode, Emily has an encounter with a child who stepped on her flowers, and Lisa turns away some horse window shoppers. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "WWF Brawl for All," a shootfighting tournament held in the World Wrestling Federation that lasted from June 29, 1998 to August 24, 1998. Turns out there are repercussions when you let very strong people actually clobber each other.
26/05/201h 4m

Grunge Speak

Hello babies! Now that quarantine is all we know, we're getting better at this remote podcasting thing. We've been reading more and watching even more TV (imagine that!) and we'd love to share some of our picks with you! Quarantine has inspired more listeners than ever to share butt pics, so make sure to stay tuned till the rear end of the episode! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Grunge Speak, a hoax slang that made it's way into the New York Times. Harsh realm!
11/05/2054m 50s

Bridey Murphy

Hello babies!Thank you for continuing to listen to our podcast even though you most likely no longer have a commute! Let us know what you're doing while listening these days. Washing your bike? Organizing your sock drawer by color and length? On Chunch Chat, we learn about Martha's vacuum cleaner. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Bridey Murphy, purported 19th-century Irishwoman and cryptomnesia case. You might remember her from a past life!
27/04/201h 2m

Nim Chimpsky

Hello babies! We hope you and yours are healthy and handling things as well as can reasonably be expected! If you have the space, may we suggest taking up gardening? Emily grew a potato in her backyard, and she's considering growing a second. On Chunch Chat, Martha truly delivers. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee that didn't learn sign language.
13/04/2057m 54s

The Mad Pooper

Hello babies! We hope all you babies and your families are healthy out there and making the best of your quarantine time! On Chunch Chat, we find out how to socially distance, Martha Stewart style! First step - get a vintage Aston Martin! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "The Mad Pooper," the nickname given to an unidentified woman in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, who repeatedly defecated in public while jogging during the summer months of 2017.
30/03/201h 7m

Long-Time Nuclear Waste Warning Messages

Hello babies! Please note this episode was recorded last weekend, some things have changed since then. Look at this episode as a fun short term time capsule! On this episode, we discuss our early and somewhat unsuccessful Coronavirus stockpiling, and Lisa and Emily endorse some products. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Long-time nuclear waste warning messages, which are are intended to deter human intrusion at nuclear waste repositories in the far future, within or above the order of magnitude of 10,000 years. Because we're not sure that "hey, don't touch this!" means in the future.
16/03/2055m 33s

El Gran Juego de la Oca

Hello babies! What is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? Odds are, we haven't even tried it! On this week's episode, Lisa sees a tumbleweed and Emily is creeped out by purity balls, a particularly icky type of father daughter dance. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "El gran juego de la oca" (The Great Game of the Goose). Who is your favorite barber, Flequi or Rizotín?
02/03/2054m 5s

Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos

Hello babies! We hope you had a great vertical broom day! We like live as if every day our brooms can stand on their own. On today's episode, we discuss a credit that was misattributed to Emily. Lisa is aware of the existence of the film "Horse Girl," please stop bringing it up to her. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos," a special that ran in Australia but was pulled from broadcast mid episode for being too naughty. 
17/02/2058m 40s

Victor Lustig

Hello babies! Lisa had a bad thing happen (she's ok!). Emily saw Cats (she's ok!). On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Victor Lustig, a highly skilled con artist infamous for being the man who sold the Eiffel Tower twice. He also sold a box that duplicated money. 
03/02/201h 12m

Extreme Ironing

Hello babies! Emily forced Lisa to watch The Circle, the new reality based series on Netflix. Both Lisa and Emily have recently finished watching Sex And The City. Emily went straight from this recording to a screening of Cats, so we will finally fully address that next episode. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia Page for Extreme Ironing. We dive into the controversies and the characters of the sport with the fewest wrinkles.
20/01/2059m 37s

Guy Goma

Hello babies! A very happy New Year to all you babies out there! On today's episode, we dissect Cats and we discuss Roosters with teen boy names. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Guy Goma, a man who had a bad job interview experience.

Icelandic Christmas folklore

Hello babies!  Happy holidays from your two favorite rowdy altos. This season, Lisa has an encounter with some celeb xmas trees. Emily pitches a visit with the Gävle Goat. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Icelandic Christmas folklore, which depicts mountain-dwelling characters and monsters who come to town during Christmas. The stories are directed at children and are used to scare them into good behavior. How fun!
23/12/1954m 37s

Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples

Hello babies! It is finally winter, the greatest season to live under a blanket and binge watch a classic show you've never seen! Lisa is diving into Sex And The City for the first time and we take the opportunity to judge the characters and the actors. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples. We try to figure out which he has more of - names or controversies!
09/12/191h 2m

Tempest Prognosticator

Hello babies!  Happy Turkey Week! On today's episode, Lisa rants about holiday gift guides and Emily is still interested in gardening. We read the Wikipedia page for Tempest Prognosticator. In Honor of Emily's Endorse Horse selection this week, the rest of this episode description will be written by AI: This week, it's a horse you don't even recognize. Emily finally got her next cavalry addition. We spend most of last week on horse stuff, and it seemed to get me cranky after a while. You know, not as cranky as one of our male visitors, but just a little cranky nonetheless. If I'm a pack animal, Emily's Horses are the same. Aww

Table Manners

Hello babies! Have you eaten all the good leftover Halloween candy yet? Do you save the better stuff for last, or eat it right away? On this episode, we discuss what we did on Hallow's Eve. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Table Manners. Get your elbows off the table and listen up! 
11/11/191h 9m

Safety Coffin

Hello babies! We hope you are still enjoying the spooky season. On this episode, we discuss being a mean person, or how being a good person isn't really instinctual. On a very spooktacular Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Safety coffin," a coffin fitted with a mechanism to prevent premature burial or allow the occupant to signal that they have been buried alive.
28/10/1954m 45s

Groom of the Stool

Hello you spooky lil' babies! We are still working on our Haloween costumes over here, so please be patient. Nature has started decorating our houses for us. Please take note of the seasonably large spider web. On this episode, Lisa and Emily attend a television awards ceremony. In big Baby Geniuses news, we have a new segment! Please enjoy Endorse Horse, or Ride the Endorse Horse, or whatever we decide to call it. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Groom of the Stool."
14/10/1950m 57s

Serge Voronoff

Hello babies! On today's episode, Lisa and Emily respond to an email from a listener who wanted some life advice. Emily gives more tips on how to get rebates from the city for removing your lawn! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Serge Voronoff,"  a French surgeon of Russian extraction who, while working in France in the 1920s and 1930s, gained fame for his technique of grafting monkey testicle tissue on to the testicles of men for purportedly therapeutic purposes.
30/09/191h 4m

Cassie Chadwick

Hello babies! Have Emily and Lisa influenced you to adopt a dog? Let us know! Hi, Baby Geniuses producer Rob Pera here. I just adopted a lil' doggie and you should too. Feel love in your life for once! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Cassie Chadwick,   the infamous name used by a Canadian woman who defrauded several U.S. banks out of $19 million dollars by claiming to be an illegitimate daughter and heiress of Andrew Carnegie. Very cool!
16/09/1950m 46s

Dancing Baby

Hello, babies! We are coming out on this episode as fudge truthers - When was the last time you had fudge? Does anyone other than tourists buy it? Are there people making new batches of fudge, or was all fudge made in the 80s? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Dancing Baby. No, it's not a page about when our listeners dance with excitement when we drop a new episode!

Curse Tablet

Hello babies! Congratulations on sniffing out our show. Lisa's dog Annie is practicing her nose work, and Emily just got a camera to spy on her dog Alan and devised a plan to make sure he never knows she has left the house. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Curse Tablet," one of the many ways our ancestors gave themselves lead poisoning. 
19/08/1955m 39s

Manneken Pis

Hello babies! And a special hello all you Raybies out there (a fan of Everybody Loves Raymond and Baby Geniuses)! Emily is neck deep in Raymond DVDs and powering through them a season at a time. On a much sadder note, Tuca & Bertie wasn't renewed for a second season by Netflix - go out there and let them know how disappointed you are! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Manneken Pis," a bronze statue of a boy peeing. Manneken Pis is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels!
05/08/191h 2m

Trash Talk/Flyting

Hello babies! What permits are needed to start a backyard farm? How many bees do you need to buy? Is a rooster really necessary? This is the first episode recorded in a post "Cats" film trailer world and we need to work out our feelings. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia pages for "Trash Talk" and "Flyting." Get ready for some hyperbole and figurative language! 
22/07/1956m 56s


Hello babies! Thank you for sending in your #babybikes! We asked you to draw a bike from memory- no peeking- and you did it! Lisa just got back from Alaska, and she enjoyed ALL of the sights. Emily's dad is winning 2019 by taking up a new hobby - designing and making clothes! Emily is sporting a smart printed romper made by her pop. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Soucouyant, a kind of blood sucking hag in Caribbean folklore. Hags are BACK!
09/07/1953m 15s

Acoustic Kitty, JD & The Straight Shot

Hello babies! On this very special episode of Baby Geniuses, we read multiple Wikipedia pages for our world famous Wiki of the Week segment. We will start by reading the Wikipedia page for "Acoustic Kitty," a CIA project that was a uniquely bad idea. We shift gears and dive into the Wikipedia page for "JD & The Straight Shot," a blues band backed by a lot of green. 
24/06/1955m 42s

Roar (1981 film)

Hello babies! What have you been putting off in order to get your life in order? What is one quick thing you can do to organize your living space? When was the last time you thought of the film Magic Mike? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Roar (1981 film)." You'll laugh your head off (or at least part of it!)
10/06/191h 7m

Lek Mating

Hello babies! This is the first episode we've recorded since Tuca and Bertie dropped! We address a legitimate concern regarding the show. There's another new pup in the Baby Geniuses family - Lisa got a new dog! Her name is Annie and she is a very sweet heeler mix. I am personally quite excited for Annie to meet Emily's new dog, Alan. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Lek mating, "an aggregation of male animals gathered to engage in competitive displays, lekking, to entice visiting females which are surveying prospective partners for copulation." Sound familiar, ladies? 
28/05/191h 1m

John Titor

Hello babies! We hope you're enjoying Lisa's new show Tuca & Bertie, available now on Netflix! If you're a regular Baby Geniuses listener it would be foolish for you to not be at least six episodes in. Download the Netflix app and stream it at work and get caught up! On this week's episode, Lisa returns from a trip to Hong Kong and Emily does separation anxiety training with her new dog Alan. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for John Titor, a time traveling message board poster.
13/05/1955m 54s


Hello babies! This is the last episode we will release before Lisa's new show Tuca & Bertie comes out on Netflix later this week! Hey, and when you watch it, don't tell us if you hate it! We don't want to know (not that there will be a chance you won't like it, as it is a perfect piece of entertainment). On today's episode, we plan a future segment based on Emily's new dog Alan. Suggestions for titles are appreciated! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Seedfeeder, an illustrator known for contributing sexually explicit drawings to Wikipedia. 
29/04/1952m 39s

Planetary Mnemonic

Hello Babies! Emily got a dog! His name is Alan and looks like a grumpy old man found himself in a "The Fly" type teleporter mishap situation and was mixed with an otter and maybe also a dog. Hey grumpy old dude- I hope you like pooping outside! On Chunch Chat, Lisa's horse Juniper is testing her boundaries. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Planetary mnemonic." If you need help remembering the planets in our solar system, this is the podcast for you! 
15/04/1949m 17s

Sheela Na Gig

Hello adults! Welcome to a very special episode of Adult Idiots!  Just kidding! We like to have a little April Fool's Day fun over here. Of course this is your favorite show Baby Geniuses. On this episode, we recap our favorite April Fool's pranks of yesteryear. Emily meets a hero of hers and Lisa tries to take a sexy selfie.  On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Sheela na gig," figurative carvings of naked women displaying an exaggerated vulva. They are architectural grotesques found all over Europe on cathedrals, castles, and other buildings.
01/04/1957m 32s

Forty Elephants

Hello babies! We hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and stayed home and watched Emily's comedy special Ice Thickeners, now on Comedy Central! Just look it up and watch it online! Also- it's the 2019 MaxFunDrive, go become a member and help support your favorite show creators! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Forty Elephants." The Forty Elephants or Forty Thieves were a 19th and 20th century all-female London crime syndicate who specialized in shoplifting. This gang was notable for its longevity and skill in avoiding police detection
18/03/191h 7m

Miss Baker

Hello babies! Lisa is catching up with some of Emily's tv recommendations. Have you watched Outlander or Instant Hotel? Emily wins a WGA award and gives us the 411 on a Hollywood male celebrity hot spot. On Chunch Chat, we learn about Martha Stewart's new business venture. We discuss whether or not getting a horse high is wrong. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey astronaut/overachiever. 
04/03/1954m 19s

Learned Pig

Hello babies! Happy President's Day to all you presidents out there except for the bad ones! On this episode, Emily shares her experience being sick and diving into the shows Instant Hotel and Outlander.  Lisa gets an allergy test at a DIY blood testing facility. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Learned pig," a pig taught to respond to commands in such a way that it appeared to be able to answer questions by picking up cards in its mouth. 
18/02/1959m 35s

Wizard of New Zealand

Hello babies! Thanks to Party of One music for putting their spin on our theme song! If you turn this episode on and feel like you've been transported to a different, much more adorable universe, don't worry! Same crappy universe. On this week's episode, Emily dives into the show Suits in an attempt to figure out "what Meghan Markle's deal is." We also answer some month old reader mail. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Wizard of New Zealand," a decidedly non-magical person. 
04/02/1957m 43s

Tama (cat)

Hello babies! How are your new years resolutions holding up? Probably incredibly well? On this very relatable episode, Emily visits a luxury gifting suite. Lisa is still enjoying being a horse owner. We have a follow up re: previous Wiki of the Week star Jean Calment, the world's oldest woman and possible fraudster. On this week's Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Tama (cat), a feline station manager at a Japanese train station. 
21/01/1956m 34s

Lloyds Bank coprolite

Hello babies! If you still have some egg nog in your fridge, don't waste it! Pour yourself a glass, curl up with a loved one in front of the pile of needles that was a tree mere weeks ago, and listen to this episode! We meant to release it on Christmas Eve, but a naughty elf forgot to upload the file. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Lloyds Bank coprolite, a desiccated human dung specimen of historical importance.

George Tirebiter

Hello babies! We have some BIG NEWS for you- Lisa got a horse! Emily told some unfortunately timed jokes on James Corden. On this episode, we briefly deconstruct "Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas," a clearly flawed A Christmas Carol spoof that we haven't watched.  On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "George Tirebiter," a nationally known figure and beloved canine mascot of the University of Southern California. 
10/12/1849m 56s

Bernd das Brot

Hello Babies! And a happy Cyber Monday to all! On today's ep, we take a deep dive into some of our most controversial listener submitted questions. We cover the gamut from questions about being a horse girl to which episode of Friends is the most overrated. On Chunch Chat, Martha gets political. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Bernd das Brot," a depressed bread puppet. 
26/11/1840m 30s

List of U.S. presidential campaign slogans

Hello babies! Everyone breathing alright out there? We recap some of the nice things that have happened since the recent midterm elections. Lisa purchased and wore an adult halloween costume to work. Emily ponders new ways to lure children to her cottage. On Chunch Chat, Lisa is considering acquiring a horse. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "List of U.S. presidential campaign slogans."
12/11/181h 2m

Witch Bottles

Hello you spooky babies! Hallowe'en is upon us, much akin to a cape upon Count Dracula himself! Emily and Lisa read some quesstioonnss from Twittterrrr (please read in a scary voice). On Chunch Chat, we are haunted by the devil himself. On today's seasonally appropriate Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Witch bottle," a countermagical device used by both witches and non-witches alike. Next time you pee in a bottle, know that you're participating in a century old protection ritual!
29/10/1857m 33s

J. I. Rodale

Hello babies! Wassup all you ragtime babies! Emily got back from the Emmys and her Getty Images purse is the talk of the town! Some bad stuff has happened in our country since our last episode and we talk about that too. Lisa watched a romantic horny movie to get her mind off this month's horrors. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "J. I. Rodale," a healthy man who met an untimely end. 
15/10/1845m 24s

Skunks as Pets

Hello Babies! Especially E.L. James! We hope you're listening, because we have some writing tips for you. Lisa has been catching up on some popular media, including finally reading 50 Shades of Gray and watching equally huge cultural sensation Ricki and the Flash. On Chunch Chat, we discuss Martha's new turkeys. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Skunks as pets." The big question - to de-stink or not to de-stink?
01/10/1852m 53s

Dhinga Gavar

Hello babies! Make sure to check out Lisa's new book Coyote Doggirl, in stores now! She's doing some in store events, so if you're in SF or NY go catch one! On this episode- did you know Emily is on a trivia team? And she hasn't told Lisa or I about it? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Dhinga Gavar, a festival celebrated in Jodhpur, in Western Rajasthan in India. Women are encouraged to don sticks and hit men with them. 
17/09/1844m 54s

Wikipedia Long Term Abuse

Hello babies! Don’t forget to get Lisa’s new book Coyote Doggirl at your favorite local book shop! On this episode, Lisa watches a seasonally inappropriate film for her birthday. Emily is now a subscriber to Martha Stewart Living. Stay tuned to hear her new favorite recipe that she will never make. On Chunch Chat, we learn about the queen of England’s nemesis horse. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Wikipedia Long-Term Abuse,” a list of frequent Wikipedia tricksters and scammers. We love a good prank, especially the pointless kind!
03/09/1852m 19s


Hello babies! First things first: Lisa's book "Coyote Doggirl" is in stores now! If you're in Denver or Seattle, Emily is performing there in the next week or so! In this episode, Emily finally gets into summer mode by visiting a water park. Lisa and Emily discuss when is too late to get your first tattoo. On Chunch Chat, Martha breaks the silence! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Person." Get ready to question your own existence!
20/08/1841m 26s

Mabel Stark

Hello babies! Singing is fun, don't you agree? We like to make playlists of our favorite songs to sing and drive around sometimes. It's August, so that means we're brainstorming our Halloween costumes. On Chunch Chat, Martha gives another young actress the cold shoulder. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Mabel Stark," a cat lady from the 20s. 
06/08/1851m 52s

Greenland Shark

Hello babies! We would like to formally apologize for pronouncing geoduck wrong all this time. On this episode, Emily and Lisa talk about a chicken lady and offer tips for buying antique rugs. In other news, Emily is nominated for a certain television award that sounds somewhat like her name. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Greenland Shark," a large shark with toxic meat. Don't eat the shark! 
23/07/1854m 15s

Amy Bock

Hello babies! Webster's Dictionary defines this episode as a rather good one. On this episode, Emily shares about her run in with a rock and roller. Lisa has a Craigslist based experience. On Chunch Chat, we learn more about Martha's Pomeranian guard goose and Sebastapol geese. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Amy Bock, the Tasmanian born confidence trickster. 
09/07/1851m 26s

Joey Skaggs

Hello babies! New houses, same babies. Emily and Lisa are moving up in the world. Getting older has it's perks, like multiple rooms for pooping. On Chunch Chat, we learn that Martha has geese. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Joey Skaggs, an American prankster and creator of "culture jamming." 
25/06/1850m 40s

S. A. Andrée's Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897

Hello, babies! On today's episode, we address some controversies, including those surrounding Emily's Friends tweet. Lisa has a sex dream about a bird. Emily reads a libertarian children's book. On Chunch Chat, Martha Stewart rides her friesian to the farmer's market. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "S. A. Andrée's Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897." I would suggest not taking a hot air balloon to the North Pole. 
11/06/181h 21m

Twelve Tribes Communities (Yellow Deli Cult)

Hello, babies! When was the last time you moved to a new place? Emily and Lisa are both in the thick of it. Come hear their tales of couches on curbs and packing techniques. We read the greatest listener letter ever written. Stay tuned for an especially soggy edition of Chunch Chat. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Twelve Tribes communities," affectionately known as the Yellow Deli Cult. 
28/05/181h 8m

Ming of Harlem

Hello babies! Emily's brother just had a baby! That's a big deal! On this episode, Emily has a pointed response to a question. Lisa learns how to sell refrigerators with potato chips. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Ming of Harlem. Next time you're walking through New York, look up! There might be tigers and alligators watching you.  
14/05/1852m 11s

Mozart and Scatology

Hello babies! Eat anything good lately? Lisa's dog ate her mouthguard and underwear. Emily does Zumba with two middle aged women and considers learning Spanish. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Mozart and Scatology." Turns out everyone's favorite composer loved fart jokes as much as the rest of us!
30/04/1850m 14s

Chicken Eyeglasses

Hello, babies! It's tax season, so we're doing anything to distract ourselves from filing! We're digging through various 1099s to find listener submitted questions. All your questions will finally be answered! How do you start dating again after being widowed? How do you respond to an overly complicated bro high five? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Chicken eyeglasses." Chickens used to wear stylish spectacles to protect from feather pecking and cannibalism! 
16/04/1838m 1s


Hello babies! It's the greatest time of the year - the MaxFunDrive! Make sure you sign up to become a member so you can get access to the special bonus episode! We do a march madness style bracket to help decide what celebrities belong in Terrace House: Baby Geniuses edition.  On this episode we read the Wikipedia page for "Goofy," but you may know him as George G. Geef or Goofus D. Dawg. But that would be weird if you did! 
02/04/1859m 3s

Mariko Aoki Phenomenon

Hello babies! Got any great travel plans? We don't! In this episode, Lisa successfully blurbs a book, Emily is still considering starting the podcast about wiping ass. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Mariko Aoki phenomenon," a Japanese expression referring to an urge to defecate that is suddenly felt after entering bookstores. Scientists are clamoring to find an explanation. 
19/03/181h 1m

Flatulence Humor

Hello babies! We've been very busy lately so we're finally catching up on all the good things we missed last year. Why didn't anyone tell Emily to watch Get Out sooner? On this episode, we let the toucan out of the bag! Lisa is creating a new show for Netflix! Tuca & Bertie stars some of the characters she's been doodling while recording Baby Geniuses. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Flatulence Humor." Humans have been laughing at our own farts for millennia. Sorry mom, it's not a "phase" I'll "grow out of." 
05/03/1854m 21s

Each-uisge (Water Horse)

Hello babies! If a baby Bojack appeared on your porch, would you take care of it? Someone made an eerily realistic Bojack doll and sold it on Etsy. We'd like for whoever bought it to come forward. Emily recorded her live album in Portland recently, she would like to say thank you to the lovely person who sent her a whole cheese pizza. On Wiki of the Week, we read the extremely on brand Wikipedia page for Each-uisge, a mythical water horse. 
19/02/1846m 41s


Hello, babies! We hope you enjoyed the Big Game! We spent Sunday cheering for 2018 all star Phil Rosenthal. We skipped the puppy bowl and revisited that show about hypothetical bizarre animal fights. Also on this episode: a couple is inspired by our witch tattoo conversation and gets matching butt tatts! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Clamato."
05/02/1844m 33s

List of Gestures

Hello geniuses! I mean, hello babies! Both come off kinda condescending, right? We don’t really mean to be. In this episode, Emily considers marrying Lisa’s dog. Lisa has conflicting emotions regarding the hypothetical ceremony. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “List of Gestures,” which is awfully comprehensive.  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt
29/01/1852m 47s

Catalan Mythology About Witches

Hello babies!  Emily didn't get a lot of sleep last night because her neighbors fighting, so please ignore all the cold brew slurping sounds. She's hot off the heels of throwing a successful retirement party for all men. We'll explain what that is. Lisa reads a book about a sexy merman and discovers that's not really her thing. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Catalan mythology about witches." It gave us some fun tattoo ideas! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt
15/01/1854m 58s

Death During Consensual Sex

Hello babies! Portland, OR based babies: Come to Emily's album recording on January 20th at the Curious Comedy Theater!  Non Portland based babies: Portland is very beautiful in late January, consider visiting?  Happy new year! Maybe things will get better this year, maybe not? We will be here to scream into our hands with you either way. On Chunch Chat, Martha shows off a coyote eating donkey. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Death during consensual sex." I learned the word defenestration!  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt
02/01/1857m 47s

Woolly Rhizomes

Hello babies! We're trying something new today- a 100% Emily and Lisa episode! Emily saw the new film I, Tonya, and tells us about it. On Chunch Chat, Fernando helps Martha Stewart hang her Kugels. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, a legendary zoophyte of Central Asia, once believed to grow sheep as its fruit. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt
18/12/171h 6m

Sasheer Zamata / Nicole Byer

Hello babies! Quick question - if we’re not supposed to pick our noses, why are our fingers *exactly* the right size to get up in there? What habits are you trying to break? On today’s episode, Emily goes to West Virginia and visits a secret government bunker. Lisa tells us about your butts. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “The Most Unwanted Song,” a novelty song designed to incorporate musical and lyrical elements annoying to most people. Everyone agrees it is much better than the song’s counterpart, The Most Wanted Song. We welcome actor/comedian/SNL alum Sasheer Zamata, who turned 21 while working at Disneyworld. On Expert Hour, we are joined by a small unnamed child who will share some animal facts. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Sasheer Zamata Nicole Byer
04/12/171h 27m

Chris Marcil / Jon Daly

Hello babies! Have you seen long bear? The legs are quite long. Get one for a significant other before they sell out! On today’s episode, Lisa discovers a new slime teen and one of Emily’s favorite ASMR artists returns. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Agnodice,” supposedly the first female midwife or physician in ancient Athens. We welcome TV writer Chris Marcil, who has brought in some of his favorite out of print books to show off. On Expert Hour, we are joined by commercial airline pilot and weatherperson Dumb Johnson.
13/11/171h 41m

John Early / Amber Nelson

Hello babies! Hope you’re having a very spooktacular season! Lisa had a creepy experience recently, but not the fun kind of creepy. Emily preps her Halloween costume. If you’re a long time fan of the show, you’ll recognize it immediately! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon.” We welcome comedian/actor/writer John Early, who has some thoughts about the 2015 Meryl Streep film Ricki and the Flash. On Expert Hour, we are joined by St. Louis native Mary Merry, who is excited to share her original Super Bowl party appetizer recipes. Quite timely! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt John Early Amber Nelson  
30/10/171h 32m

Jess Dweck / Paul Welsh

Hello babies! What is your word of the year? We have a few fun and totally not sad options for this year. Emily has a weird, creepy experience with some curtains. Curtains aren’t supposed to do that! Lisa gets a terrible DM on Instagram. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “List of premature obituaries.” A premature obituary is an obituary published whose subject is not actually deceased at the time of publication. Who knew not dying could be so fun? We welcome “writer” Jess Dweck who had a particularly bad Airbnb experience. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Ricky Tarps, who gives us some creative pointers on how to eat on a budget.  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jess Dweck Paul Welsh
16/10/171h 22m

Patty Schemel / James Austin Johnson

Lisa is finally getting around to watching The Sopranos in its entirety, so we’re finally getting around to discussing how James Gandolfini is actually kind of hunky. Well, specifically, when he was alive. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Republic of Molossia,” a micronation in the United States founded by Kevin Baugh (b. July 30, 1962) and headquartered at his home near Dayton, Nevada. Road trip, anyone? We welcome musician Patty Schemel, who had an interesting mole related experience recently. On Expert Hour, we are joined by actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr, who teaches us a few ways to help us lead greener lives.   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Patty Schemel James Austin Johnson
02/10/171h 25m

Lindy West / Nate Fernald

Hello babies! Maybe this is actually our five year anniversary show? I’m a little confused. Anyways, Emily celebrated a different anniversary recently by staying at the Disneyland hotel and accomplishing the impossible: eating the correct amount of edibles. Lisa recently watched The Craft (1996) and got nightmares. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Frozen Dead Guy Days," an annual celebration held in the town of Nederland, Colorado, to loosely celebrate the 1994 discovery of the cryonic statecorpse of Bredo Morstoel. We welcome Lindy West, who has the very continental Gilbert's Syndrome. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Hollywood's #1 party boy Chud Cubner.  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Lindy West Nate Fernald
18/09/171h 26m

Eliot Glazer / Jake Regal

Hello babies! It’s our five year anniversary episode! Won’t you come celebrate with us? The traditional five year anniversary gift is wood. We’re registered at iTunes, please give us a five star review and just leave us your favorite kind of wood (mahogany, birch, etc). No gross jokes please! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Cobra Effect." This is surprisingly not about a Steven Segal movie! We welcome Eliot Glazer, who watches The View more than anyone really should. On Expert Hour, we are joined by fan favorite guest Jacob Jasmine to give us more etiquette tips.   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Eliot Glazer Jake Regal
04/09/171h 26m

Demi Adejuyigbe / Brad Morris

Hello babies! Emily is doing some shows in Texas this week! If you’re in the general vicinity of Texas make it a point to check her out and let her make you laugh! Is the brown noise real? On that note, when was the last time you laughed so hard you peed your pants? Was it this decade? Have you ever made someone pee their Levi’s? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Margaret Howe Lovatt,” a volunteer naturalist from Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, who took part in a NASA-funded research project in which she attempted to teach a dolphin named Peter to understand and mimic human speech. She used some unconventional methods in attempt to achieve her goal. We welcome Demi Adejuyigbe, who tells us the tale of Lincoln’s grave robbers. On Expert Hour, we are joined by brand consultant James Courtneay-Breadwich.  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Demi Adejuyigbe Brad Morris
21/08/171h 17m

Nick Thune / Becky Robinson

Hello babies! Have you seen Emily on tour this summer? Go do it if you live near a city! Have you bought a Ban Chunch shirt yet? Go buy one, unless you live somewhere that doesn’t have a post office. In that case, you probably have other things to worry about. On today’s episode, we struggle with impulse control. Also, we answer a difficult question from a listener. On Wiki of the Week, we read the section from the Wikipedia page for “Squatting Position,” titled, “Hunkerin’.” It was so popular it was suggested to world leaders to solve their problems! We welcome Nick Thune, who just got off tour with Emily. He has a really fun early career story about working in reality TV. On Expert Hour, we are joined by fast food refrigeration expert Tony Jacaloni-Stein.
07/08/171h 24m

Zach Sherwin / Sean Keane

Hello babies! First things first: Go buy a Chunch shirt and go see Emily on tour this summer! and respectively. On today’s episode, Lisa has a frustrating online purchase experience. Also on today’s episode, Emily has a frustrating customer service experience. On Chunch Chat,  Martha has been doing some garden tours and showing off Banchunch. Emily gives Lisa a Chunch themed gift. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Curse of the Colonel,” which refers to an urban legend regarding a reputed curse placed on the Japanese Kansai-based Hanshin Tigers baseball team by deceased KFC founder and mascot Colonel Harland Sanders. We welcome Zach Sherwin, who has a fun KFC connection. On Expert Hour, we are joined by professional paid protestor Winston James. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Zach Sherwin Sean Keane  
24/07/171h 28m

Andrew Ti / Jon Daly

Hello babies! Summer is in full effect! Emily overdid it at Disney’s California Adventure and threw up, which ranks as the third most interesting thing to do at Disney's California Adventure. Lisa has a hot take on Josh Gadd and Ed Sheeran. Can they really be as bad as we want them to be? Also on the episode, we discuss the rules of karaoke and which fictional characters (specifically animated) were the most horny-inducing. On Chunch Chat, Lisa made some Banchunch shirts! Go buy one at . On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Lapland New Forest,” which was a Christmas-themed park that existed for a brief period in December 2008, near Ringwood, Hampshire, UK. The park really captures the disappointment that a lot of people feel during the holidays. We welcome Andrew Ti, who spends a lot of time arguing with creationists and racists online. On Expert Hour, we are joined by television superstar and author Kelsey Grammer. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Andrew Ti Jon Daly
10/07/171h 24m

Jen D'Angelo / Erin Whitehead

Hello babies! And a special hello to all you fans of Frasier out there! There are at least three references to our favorite show. See if you can find them all, or if I missed any! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS: Emily visited The Thing, an Arizona roadside attraction. If you don’t want to know what The Thing is, please fast forward. On Chunch Chat, we not only celebrate the return of Banchunch, but his victory in the Pleasure Class at the Bedford Riding Lanes Association BRLA! We’re just happy to hear that he’s alive. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Balloonfest ’86,” a 1986 event in which the United Way of Cleveland in Ohio set a world record by releasing almost one and a half million balloons. People died. We welcome Jen D’Angelo, who has great taste in media. She is a huge fan of the film “Rat Race” (2001) and TV’s “Friends.” On Expert Hour, we are joined by recent high school grad and movie buff Meghan Murphy, who has great taste in movies and unfortunate taste in older men. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jen D'Angelo Erin Whitehead
26/06/171h 15m

Alison Leiby / Kristen Studard

Hello babies! On today’s episode, Emily and Lisa answer YOUR questions! That is, if you are one of the people who asked us a question via Twitter the day we recorded this episode. If you aren’t, maybe you can pretend that one of the questions they answer is your own. Use your imagination! On Chunch Chat, there is no new Chunch news. Don’t worry, it’s always darkest before the dawn. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Fartons,” confectionery sweets typical of the Valencian town of Alboraya, Spain. If anyone knows where to get some fartons in the LA area, let us know. They look incredible. We welcome Alison Leiby, who knows a bunch about crows. They are super smart, and super scary. She also talks about an experimental surgery that saved her life. On Expert Hour, we are joined by hyperprolific songwriter Barbara Dingman. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Alison Leiby Kristen Studard
12/06/171h 10m

Megan Gailey / Dan Klein

Hello babies!   Emily has a fantasy about telling a skater off and shares a new piece of fan art inspired jewelry. Lisa is disgusted and intrigued by a stranger/new friend. On Chunch Chat, we are now months into a Chunch drought. We have some fun consolation Martha news. On Wiki of the Week, we read the WIkipedia Page for “Virgin Boy Egg,” a delicacy from Dongyang, China. These eggs are boiled in- you guessed it - boy urine! We welcome Megan Gailey, who is a lifetime fan of the Indianapolis Colts. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Ricky Martin, a freelance self driving car programmer with great practical experience.   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Megan Gailey Dan Klein
29/05/171h 21m

Amy Aniobi / Allen Strickland Williams

Hello babies! Emily is on tour, if you live somewhere in the US check if she’s coming to your town soon! Maybe she’ll even autograph a zine for you? Lisa is on hiatus from work so she has taken up weaving. On Chunch Chat, there is still no new Chunch news. We are suffering from the throes of Chunch withdrawal and no basket house or peafowl will feed our need. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Office Assistant,” better known as the infamous Clippy from Microsoft Office. We welcome Amy Aniobi, who shares the beautiful story of her parents’ semi-arranged marriage. I promise it is very sweet and will remind you how love is something you have to work at. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Dirke Foote, a resident of Florida. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Amy Aniobi Allen Strickland Williams
15/05/171h 25m

Jen Statsky / D'Arcy Carden

G’day, babies! Emily is back from Australia, and she is very disappointed by a missed connection with a koala. Lisa teaches us about “the danger triangle,” which is an area on your face and not a large part of the Atlantic ocean, as I’d assumed. On Chunch Chat, we are itching for a Chunch fix, as Martha has been fowl-focused as of late. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Dirty Blues,” which “encompasses forms of blues music that deal with socially taboo subjects, including sexual acts and/or references to drug use of some kind.” If you thought Lil Wayne’s music was vulgar, you should check out what Lil Johnson was singing in the 1930’s. We welcome Jen Statsky to discuss trypophobia, the fear of small holes. Don’t Google it if you think you might suffer from it. Pretty creepy images await if you do. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Bey Stevens, an early childhood educator who happens to be in her late childhood.
01/05/171h 19m

Moshe Kasher / James Austin Johnson

Hello babies!   Lisa is back from India and is relieved to be back home in calm and empty, relatively traffic-free Los Angeles. Emily’s grandmother recently passed and she recalls some nice stories. On Chunch Chat, we get a drone’s eye view of Martha’s property. Check out the roofs on those basket houses! On Wiki of the Week, we read the WIkipedia page for “Zozobra,” a giant marionette effigy that is built and burned during the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Very proto-Burning Man! We welcome Moshe Kasher (who’s new show premiers on Comedy Central tomorrow night!), to teach us about Burning Man, which he has attended eighteen times. On Expert Hour, we are joined by LIBSTIC representative Spooner Oldham, who clears up some commonly held misconceptions about Irritable Bowel Syndrome.    Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Moshe Kasher James Austin Johnson  
17/04/171h 26m

Siobhan Thompson / Josh Fadem

Hello babies!   Special greetings to our babies down under! Emily is performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this week. She will be telling jokes with that American accent she is known for.    This is the first episode we’ve recorded since having our conversation about ADHD recently, and we touch on how our feelings have and haven’t changed since. On Chunch Chat, there is no new Ban Chunch news, but we do learn about Martha Stewart’s new pussy willow grove. We are amused by Martha’s silvery gray catkins. We also learn about her “basket house,” a house that was built to store her basket collection. On WIki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Highgate Vampire,” a media sensation surrounding reports of supposed supernatural activity at Highgate Cemetery in London in the 1970’s. We welcome Siobhan Thompson, who joins us to teach us about Boudica, queen of a first century AD Celtic tribe who defended against the occupying forces of the Romans. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Werner Herzog, who has recently become an expert in 90’s alternative rock lyrics.   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Siobhan Thompson Josh Fadem  
03/04/171h 27m

Jackie Kashian / Paul Welsh

Hello babies! It’s MaxFunDrive 2017- go to and help support the Babies and all your other favorite shows! Check out the Baby Geniuses themed gifts! I want a Baby Geniuses butt pin really badly!! We’re traveling a lot this month which has us wondering - how do you pronounce this dang place? Do you make an effort to do as the locals do? When in Rome, say Roma? Or does “Paris” rhyme with “heiress” to you? Emily finally got around to seeing A Dog’s Purpose. On the subject of gut wrenchingly bad movies, we respond to feedback we received about our La La Land opinions. On Chunch Chat, Martha adds some colorfully named fowl to the coop. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Concealed Shoes,” or shoes that are hidden inside buildings while they are being constructed. We welcome Jackie Kashian, who is not ashamed to tell us about her love of Romance Novels. On Expert Hour, dessert medium Roy Lips joins us to share how he uses sweets to connect us with the deceased. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jackie Kashian Paul Welsh
20/03/171h 29m

Laurie Kilmartin / Jake Regal

Hello babies!   We have a local election tomorrow! Get educated and make a difference at the local level (LA listeners - vote NO on S)! What is Gunther from “Friends” up to? Is he loaded or did he get a raw deal? Fill us in if you know! How much should you give to charity? (Boy) Friend of the show Adam says you should give as much as makes you a little uncomfortable. Maybe get a little uncomfy with us? Speaking of uncomfy, we touch on a very personal topic. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Shrek (Sheep),” a sheep who evaded being shorn for six years. Please do an image search and check this guy out. We welcome Laurie Kilmartin, who joins us to teach about the magic of FasciaBlasting. On Expert Hour, we’re joined by Lunk Dunkleman, who is an expert in navigating the workplace, or in his words, “making boss happy.”    Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Laurie Kilmartin Jake Regal  
06/03/171h 18m

David Gborie / Nick Vatterott

Today, we’re doing one of my favorite segments. We answer your questions via Twitter! Tune in to find out what Lisa considers a “gastric burden!” On Chunch Chat, we learn about Martha’s twenty new pigeons. They have really fun names and might taste good. Don’t @ me. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Kappa (Folklore),” a legendary Japanese creature. Stay out of the water if you don’t want to get impregnated with a monster child! Or, don’t worry so much because they’re easily fooled. We welcome David Gborie, who waxes poetic about his favorite album, Madonna’s 1990 greatest hits album The Immaculate Collection. On Expert Hour, trend expert Ned Svending joins us to discuss how 2017 is going to be the trendiest year yet. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt David Gborie Nick Vatterott
20/02/171h 26m

Jack Moore / Matt McCarthy

Hello babies! How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Still staying off social media? We hope so! Feeling like you need to do something? We have some tips for people in blue states/districts who don’t feel like they can do anything. On Chunch Chat, WE HAVE NEW BANCHUNCH NEWS! We have a new Banchunch pic! Martha has blessed us with a sighting of our favorite Fell pony. On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for “Telling the Bees,” a traditional European custom in which bees would be told of important events in their keepers’ lives. Bees get really mad when they’re not updated. We welcome Jack Moore, who tells us an INSANE story about his time spent as an Uber/Lyft driver. On Expert Hour, fake news expert Duane Reade joins us to discuss a very contentious and confusing topic. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jack Moore Matt McCarthy
06/02/171h 29m

Matt Braunger / Paul Danke

Hello babies!   Welcome to the other side of the looking glass! We’re discussing how our lives have changed post-inauguration. We’re not on social media a lot, so if you’ve tried to slide into our mentions we might have missed you. We’re wasting less time on Twitter, but that time is well spent thinking about how La La Land is so terrible. On Chunch Chat, Martha Stewart has been quite withholding of Chunch news. Alternatively, Lady Gaga was recently spotted riding her Arabian mare Bailey Ann. On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for “Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands,” or The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea. I want to go to there! We welcome Matt Braunger, who we talk with about his cousin’s book The Disaster Artist. Required reading for fans of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. On Expert Hour, millennial funeral curator Hunter Barry joins us to talk about the business of being remembered.   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Matt Braunger Paul Danke
23/01/171h 28m

Kurt Braunohler / Kristen Studard

Hello babies!    We did it. We actually did it. We lived through 2016. I know it is hard to believe but you are stronger and better for it. You deserve to pamper yourself. Maybe treat yourself to one of the many wonderful products dedicated to making your bathroom experience (read: pooping) better? You could also consider making or buying a really great sandwich. On Chunch Chat, Martha gives us an update on her Sicilian donkeys Rufus, Clive, and Billy. On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for “Melon heads,” the name given to legendary beings and urban legends in parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut generally described as small humanoids with bulbous heads, theorized in the 1970s, who occasionally emerge from hiding places to attack people. We welcome Kurt Braunohler, who tells us about Neural Nets, which are networked computers that are now talking to each other and we don’t know what they’re saying. SCARY! Family photographer Violet Beechman joins us to give us an appreciation for the many different types of non traditional families she works with.    Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Kurt Braunohler Kristen Studard
09/01/171h 22m

Aparna Nancherla / Alana Johnston

Hello babies!    We hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Did you sleep well on your old twin bed at your parents’ house? Or maybe they turned your old room into some sort of multi use office situation and now you’re sleeping on a pull out couch bed? Either way, you’re sleeping in your own bed tonight and that always feels great. On Chunch Chat, Martha must have learned a trick from her friend Snoop Dogg because she’s doing a lot of wrapping! On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for Gef, also known as the Talking Mongoose or Dalby Spook. Nothing I respect more than the integrity required to take a lifelong hoax to the grave with you! We welcome Aparna Nancherla to the show to discuss her history selling Cutco knives. They’re actually great knives! Parenting expert Chandelyne Jean joins us to teach us how to be better parents to however many children we may or may not have.    Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Aparna Nancherla Alana Johnston
26/12/161h 14m

Casey Ley / Craig Rowin

Hello babies!   Its almost Christmas! We got the ultimate gift this year - Lisa’s dog Indy survived cancer! There is still good in this crazy world! Turning to bad news, the final episode of Great British Bakeoff with the classic cast is airing soon. We’re coping by literally sticking our feet in bags of acid. We’re doing everything we can to boost our ratings. On Wiki of the Week, we tackle the wikipedia page for “Responses to Sneezing.” Bless you! Our guest Casey Ley has HIV and he’s doing just fine. Expert baby namer Vivaldi Earnst Deveraux stops by to show us how to subvert child naming traditions.   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Casey Ley Craig Rowin  
12/12/161h 24m

How to Fight Trump with Katt Hoban & Cynthia Sanchez

Hello babies!   This is our first episode recorded post-election. Welcome to the new world! We unpack some of our feelings regarding this hellscape. On Chunch Chat, we’re experience a Chunch news drought. We talk Martha’s new show, in which she offers some wisdom about prison and being struck by lightning. On Wiki of the Week, we discover the page for Candle Salad. It’s a really funny looking salad - Look up a picture. We forgo our traditional Expert Hour segment for an interview with non fictional experts. Cynthia Sanchez is an organizer who works for PICO, who organizes around immigration, homelessness, youth, district elections and voter engagement. Katt Hoban is a former youth worker, community organizer, and occupier who studies social movements in the sociology PhD program at UC Irvine.  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Katt Hoban Cynthia Sanchez
28/11/161h 23m

Jenny Zigrino / Zach Broussard

Hello babies! Got your emergency go bags ready? We recorded this before the election and hope that this still brings you some joy in these uncertain times. On Chunch Chat, we’re hopefully so close to getting a Chunch update! We skewer take on the bots who hang out in Martha’s blog comments section. On Wiki of the Week, we cover a condition called Penis Captivus, which doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. Jenny Zigrino joins us to talk about the various religious camps she attended as a child. We thought we booked Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame, but we made a simple mistake. Shoelean Assange joins us to talk about his website NOTE: If you need a safe place to share/vent/scream through your keyboard, feel free to email us at or reach out on our Facebook group. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jenny Zigrino Zach Broussard
14/11/161h 24m

Kulap Vilaysack / Erin Whitehead

Hello babies! On this VERY SPOOKTACULAR episode, we tackle the important questions. What dat mouse? Listen and find out the answer! The spookiness continues as we tackle that crazy election! If you’re not voting for Hillary, what is actually wrong with you? On Chunch chat, there is no new Chunch news. In general horse news, Lisa has graduated to the fast horse in her riding class! On Wiki of the Week, we talk about a retro 90’s Clinton scandal that was really not a big deal. Kulap Vilaysack joins us to talk about crystals, astrology, and general witch stuff. On Expert Hour, Patty Pecker joins us to talk about her career as a mortuary make up artist. Some of the babies she works with are so cute!!    Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Kulap Vilaysack Erin Whitehead
31/10/161h 25m

Nate Fernald / Brad Morris

Hello babies!   Spoiler alert: people are often using the term “spoiler alert” incorrectly! Even brands like Starbucks are getting in on the action! We look into The Great British Bakeoff’s winning recipe, and the main ingredient is humility. Related: anyone else think Paul Hollywood is kinda hot? On Chunch Chat, Lisa goes horse shopping. One of these horses does a fun fast food related trick that helps you aquire hamburgers. On Wiki of the Week, we learn how the phrase “hair of the dog” originated. It’s less about booze and more about actually putting dog hair on your bites. Nate Fernald joins us to talk about his secret love of G.I. Joe and it’s wacky, under appreciated storyline. Did you know that Cobra Commander is a Libertarian? On Expert Hour, breakup expert Mel Birnbaum teaches us how to cut ties with our partners.    Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Nate Fernald Brad Morris
17/10/161h 14m

Erin Judge / John Milhiser

Hello babies!   Shake the playa dust out of your angel wings and find some decent WIFI, because it’s Burning Man Craigslist Missed Connection season! Did you fail to swap contact info with that sexy steampunk? There’s still hope - make a really desperate Craigslist missed connection post! We read our favorites. On Chunch Chat, we melt over an Instagram post featuring Banchunch. He’s getting up close and personal with Martha’s pups Ghengis Khan the chow chow and Bete Noir the frenchie! On Wiki of the Week, we’re covering the Tilberi, a shudder inspiring creature of Icelandic folklore. Erin Judge joins us to discuss how to improve cooking stoves in the developing world. Her novel Vow of Celibacy is out now! Go get it! On Expert Hour, Wedding/party toast expert Jacob Mackenzie stops by to teach us how to improve our toast technique. Spoiler alert: Your toast is probably too short!
03/10/161h 22m

Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz / Zach Sims

Hello babies!   Our babies are growing up! Our very own Lisa got papped! A paparazzo pops Lisa and Adam a peculiar question that, frankly, outs the photog as being bad at sex. Tune in to find out what I’m talking about! On Chunch Chat, there is no new Chunch news. On Wiki of the Week, we discuss the Wikipedia page for Lisa Nowak. You may remember Lisa Nowak as the diaper wearing, revenge seeking, cross country driving astronaut. Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz joins us to talk about how nuns are real people with real careers who get horny sometimes. On Expert Hour, Darrell Maxwell joins us to remind us about the lost art of letter writing.   FYI: Emily has a Comedy Central special airing this Friday, Sept 23!    Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz Zach Sims
19/09/161h 21m

Travis McElroy / Josh Androsky

Hello babies!   Happy back to school season! We hope you have brand new school supplies! Didn’t you love the feeling of sharpening a brand new pencil for the first time? Although Fall will be upon us soon, we’re still holding onto Summer by discussing Personal Water Crafts. This week on Chunch Chat we discuss Martha Stewart’s pea fowl and their new home next to Ben Chunch! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia entry for “Accidental Damage of Art.” Our very special friend and ex producer Travis McElroy joins in to talk about his impending fatherhood. On Expert Hour, Rick “The Hambone” Hammond stops in to teach us about the messages our Hawaiian shirts are broadcasting to the world!   
05/09/161h 21m

Jessica Gao / Nicole Byer

Hello babies!   Happy fourth birthday to our show! 2012 feels like forever ago. Just think of how naive we were to worry about the threat of Mitt Romney being elected president! On this episode, Lisa addresses a hater. Emily gives us the deets on her grandma’s 100th birthday party. On Wiki of the Week, we talk BonBon-Land’s Hundeprutterutchebane rollercoaster (Translation: The Farting Dog Switchback). Jessica Gao joins us to tell the tale of her teratoma. On Expert Hour, Laura stops by to talk about love and how to find it.  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jessica Gao Nicole Byer
22/08/161h 14m

Kate Micucci / Jared Logan

Hello babies!   By now you must have heard the news about Garry Marshall’s passing - Just want to say that although we were just talking about him, we had nothing to do with his death! We are huge fans of his work and are now are afraid to mention any of our heroes on the show. This week, Emily bought a doormat on Amazon, with hilarious results. On Wiki of the Week, we discuss the totally 90’s trend of Anti-Barney Humor. On that note, how hot were dinosaurs back then? They really had their time in the sun! Kate Micucci joins us to talk about some early points on her very interesting pre showbiz resumé. Did you know that she was a clown for a week? How about professional sand castle building instructor? On Expert Hour, Robert De Niro’s personal assistant Martin Phelps stops by to give us a peek into the A-lister’s life.
08/08/161h 31m

Nico Santos / Betsy Sodaro

Hello babies!   More specifically, hello adults! Do you have difficulty making and keeping friendships in your advanced age? We have some tips to take your platonic relationships to the next level. In Chunch Chat, we take it all the way to the patent office to discuss if Martha Stewart legally has the rights to her horse’s name. Let us know if you see any unlicensed Chunch products at Zara this summer! In Wiki of the Week, we talk about a touchy subject. All horses are winners in our eyes, but today we’re talking about one that’s a complete loser. That is to say, a horse who has never won a race. Nico Santos joins us to teach us about his history as a high end fashion salesperson and fancy food eater. Ghost expert Focaccia Wallace stops by with a grim warning: apparitions are everywhere!
25/07/161h 11m

Baron Vaughn / Eric Dadourian

Hello babies!   First things first: please donate to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castle if you can spare it. Links provided below:    We have a lot of fun on this episode regardless of how insanely sad this week has been. I promise! Lisa is back from her book tour (Go buy her new book Hot Dog Taste Test!) and she has some kooky tales from her adventures. On Chunch Chat, we talk about how difficult it is keeping up with celeb horse news. There has to be a better way! Will somebody please create a site that aggregates all the horsey hearsay on the web? In Wiki of the Week, we dive into the German children’s book/collection of cautionary tales Struwwelpeter. Baron Vaughn joins us to teach us how to properly use ayahuasca. Timeless style icon Gary Saint Garie stops by to educate us on his involvement in the creation of fashion.   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Baron Vaughn Eric Dadourian   Philando Castle   Alton Sterling
11/07/161h 31m

Adam Cayton-Holland / Nate Fernald

Hello babies! On this episode, we tackle the big questions. At what point is it acceptable to drag a rando on Twitter? How smug does said rando have to be before you ruin their shit publicly? On Chunch Chat, we discuss some possible new name variations for the fluidly named horse. On Wiki of the Week we talk Lloyd’s of London and the unexpectedly interesting world of the insurance industry. Maybe it’s time you got your butt insured? Adam Cayton-Holland joins us to squawk about the gentle hobby of birdwatching. Today’s expert Kyle Forbahgsuhfcheesz teaches us about the world of sound effects! 
27/06/161h 27m

Gonzalo Cordova / James Austin Johnson

Hello babies!   How great does food in cartoons look? What animated cuisine looks the most appetizing  to you? Lisa tries shower belly, and it’s as hard as it sounds. We talk Emily’s favorite new tv show, which stars the polar opposite of Anthony Bourdain. In this very special edition of Chunch Chat, we talk Frederick the Great. He is considered to be the world’s most handsome horse. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed (unless this were some sort of Godfather horse head situation)! In Wiki of the Week, we talk about the analgesic effects of swearing.  Gonzalo Cordova joins us to teach us about his favorite actress, Barbara Stanwyck. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne graces us with his presence to discuss the art of acting.    Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Gonzalo Cordova James Austin Johnson
13/06/161h 30m

Brittani Nichols / Kristen Studard

Hello babies! Are you ready to chase greatness? We are, no thanks to the buggy Duane “The Rock” Johnson iPhone alarm clock app! On today’s episode we give advice to a 29 year old virgin who is probably overthinking everything. If you listen to today’s Chunch Chat segment, you’ll learn that Martha Stewart still has three friendly miniature Sicilian donkeys. On Wiki of the Week, we touch on Sun Showers, which are an interesting meteorological phenomenon with remarkably similar folkloric names around the world. Most names involve references to tricky animals giving birth or the devil. Brittani Nichols joins us to talk about her Hamilton podcast, the appropriately titled Hamilton The Podcast. Kelly Kellerman preps us on the unbreakable rules of brunch. Maybe pour a mimosa before you start listening to this episode?
30/05/161h 21m

Craig Rowin / Jake Regal

Hello babies! You’re now tuned into our favorite podcast! This week we’re discussing our favorite theoretical fecal transplant techniques. Some are more intimate than others! Emily got to see Hamilton and showed restraint about her social media sharing of the event. In an extra spooky Wiki of the Week we touch on The Hairy Hands, an English legend. Craig Rowin stops by with some disarmingly earnest public access TV comedy clips. He has a really cool and very soft t shirt collection. In Expert Hour, Thierry Henry (not the football star) delights us with his incredibly graceful movements. As Artistic Director of Cirque Du Soleil, he’s able to give us an insider look at their future productions.  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Craig Rowin Jake Regal
16/05/161h 15m

Shadi Petosky / Paul Danke

Hello babies! Guess what? We saw some movies with anthropomorphic animals! Beyoncé is working on a few projects, and none of which are a multicam sitcom. Have you ever drawn on your bellies in suds while showering? Send us pics of your masterpiece! In Chunch Chat, we discuss a listener proposed Ben Chunch origin story. We’re joined by Shadi Petosky (Danger & Eggs) to talk about some really spooky twins. Ooh I just got chills! Boat Naming expert Dennis Camp sails into the studio to save us from clichés and to tell us who his dad is. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Shadi Petosky Paul Danke
02/05/161h 29m

Christine Nangle / Zach Sims

Hello babies!  We dish out on who shouldn't listen to our show! They probably aren't listening to our show anyways. We're horrified by Microsoft's teenage girl chatbot that learns how to communicate from humans. SPOILER ALERT: It's totally racist! Somebody had a very elegant three piece tweed suit tailored for their horse, and about a million people sent it in. We're joined by writer Christine Nangle who lives really close to us. It’s never too early to get ready for the holidays, so we’ve started feeding our Tió de Nadal early to maximize the number of gifts it will shit out. On Expert Hour, Chuck Daniels teaches us how to speak with authority, especially when you don't know what you're talking about. Confidence is key, babies!    Emily HellerLisa HanawaltChristine NangleZach Sims
18/04/161h 16m

Sabrina Jalees / James Austin Johnson

Hello babies! Damn Daniel, we're back at it again with the month old memes! In Chunch Chat, Martha looks sensational as she trolls us from her hoverboard. Sabrina Jalees (Comedian, Writer) stops by Wiki Of the Week to celebrate everyone’s favorite Polish holiday, Śmigus-dyngus, commonly known to us Americans as Dyngus Day! Hope you have your pussy willows ready! Sabrina reminds us of Drake’s raw sexual magic and takes us on a journey to the home of Whitney Houston. Joining us for Expert Hour is Goorin Kirkland, who offers us a taste of the wide world of food television! Emily HellerLisa HanawaltSabrina JaleesJames Austin Johnson
04/04/161h 23m

Aisling Bea / Mary Holland

Hello Babies! It's MaxFunDrive time again! Support the show at! Thank you for joining us chew lovers! First let's talk about Unreal/The Bachelor! Hear the tale of our lost episode! We're joined for Wiki of the Week by the amazing Aisling Bea to discuss the Pam Reynolds Case! She also tells us about tit cream for cows and horse therapy! Aisling is full of fun info about Prohibition and how horse Stud mating works! And we, in turn, are able to shed a little light for her on "monkey nuts". In Expert Hour, expert Nadine Woodman joins us to tell us all about World War II! Enjoy and don't forget to support Baby Geniuses during MaxFunDrive!
21/03/161h 29m

Ryan Sands / Brad Morris

Hello Babies! Let's start off by checking in with our listeners bathroom habits! Now let's talk about how awesome it is to be adults! So far so good! Does Lisa have a story about a rude person at the movies? She does! In Wiki of the Week we discus Walter Lingo, dog breeder/NFL team owner/showman! We are so excited to talk to Ryan Sands about his teenage years padding his resume! He worked at a radiology lab and the cable company and saw some pretty weird stuff! Expert Rick Crasker joins us to teach us the proper way to deal with customer service reps! Join us!
07/03/161h 17m

Eleanor Davis / Sean Keane

Hello babies! So much to cover! This is gonna be an uncomfortable one folks! Strap in and strap on a peeing device! First, our dislike of Bones and other shows named after the name of the name character! Hey, remember when we asked the big question: HAS ANYONE MASTURBATED TO A SPREADSHEET?! Yes, yes they have. But really, what have YOU masturbated to? In this week's Wiki of the Week, cartoonist/illustrator Eleanor Davis joins us to talk about all the Olympic mascots. Including Izzy, the worst mascot ever. Then, Eleanor tells us all about Diva Cups, pStyles and special underpants! Then, Rob Darlington teaches us all about Digital Trends and Apps! Enjoy!
22/02/161h 29m

Emily Flake / Erin Whitehead

Hello Babies! So, we're basically hammers because we NAILED this episode! We're talking about weird features in Emily's new house. We're talking about swag we've been sent. We're re-branding as Puffy Geniuses. This one is full of hits! Hey, can we talk for a second about how great Yoko Ono is? In Chunch Chat, we take it back to the beginning! Cartoonist and illustrator Emily Flake joins us for this week's Wiki: William Hale Thompson, one of the most unethical mayors in America's history! Then Emily Flake tells us all about her and Lisa's Bored To Death cameo, baby skin diseases and trying to explain to people what you do for a living! Finally, we're joined by Expert Shelby Shelton and learn all about Animal Therapy!
08/02/161h 18m

Whitmer Thomas / Kristen Studard

Hello Babies! It's so good to be back! It's a new year and we've been traveling, but you were never far from our hearts. That said, we spent most of our traveling time wondering if we've been sitting on toilets wrong... Also, some birds sat on Lisa's head! In Chunch Chat, Lady Gaga got a horse as a present! Then, Lisa asks about boners and Emily asks the most boring question in BG history! In Wiki of the Week, gather round and hear the legend of the flaming goat! Every year in Sweden, a giant goat is built to celebrate Christmas! Shortly after, vandals and arsonists burn it to the ground. Like, EVERY YEAR. OVER AND OVER. Then, guest Whitmer Thomas tells us about his lifetime filled with injuries, some permanent! He also recently met childhood hero mark Hoppus! Finally, 11 year old expert Franklin Stafford runs us through all the things he can be an expert on for money!
25/01/161h 22m

Mailbag Special!

Hello Babies! Join us for our very special mailbag episode. No guests, just you and us hanging out and reading your letters! Happy holidays, we'll see you in 2016!
28/12/1540m 36s

Joselyn Hughes / Nate Fernald

Hello Babies! Happy holidays to all! Emily has already received the best gift of all: A Palin sighting! Lisa also received a great gift: positive listener feedback! One On Fun asks the important question, which animal would you like to have super tiny on your body and grazing on your pubes? Joselyn Hughes (Writer/Performer, host of DIY, Dammit!) joins us for Wiki of the Week to discuss the remarkable historical bad ass that was Julie d'Aubigny. Then, Joselyn shares her experience seeing bands live, water skiing and eating alone! Finally, expert Michael Sauce-Cranberry teaches all how to "be cool". Thanks for stopping by!
14/12/151h 23m

Matt Ingebretson / Jared Logan

Hello babies! On this episode, Taylor Swift fans are mad at Emily! And some of them are apparently really bad at trolling! Lisa recently gave a speech at XOXO that everyone should watch. In Chunch chat, Martha and Drew Barrymore seem to have beef. Hey, use your turn signal LA! Comedian Matt Ingebretson joins us to discuss the Wiki page for champion race horse and sire, PotOOOOOOOO (Potato). He also posits the theory that everyone knows what animal they would have sex with if it came down to it. He then tells us all about the behind the scenes of being in High School marching band. In Expert Hour, Sam Feynald teaches us the ins and outs of Yard Sales and "Fleas". He brings some of his favorite finds and they are... unique. All that and more for you to enjoy!
30/11/151h 21m

Alison Stevenson / Dave Horwitz

Hello Babies! Have you all heard about Hamilton?! It's GREAT!!!!! Also, a GIF of a scary worm... but mostly just Hamilton! In this week's Wiki of the Week, writer and awesome person Alison Stevenson joins us to discuss Selfie related deaths! Surprise, a lot of them have to do with guns and we aren't fans! Alison also shares her crazy online dating stories! Surprise number 2, a lot of people on online dating are terrible. She also tells us about some blow back she got over an article. We are also joined by Nathaniel Blerf, branding expert! He teaches us about off-brand soda and personal branding!  Join us, won't you!
16/11/151h 26m

Kate Purdy / Matt McCarthy

Hello Babies! Welcome to Podcasting 101! It's been a while since we've recorded and boy have we been busy! Along with watching British baking shows and trip to Disneyland, Emily is putting out a comedy album! In Chunch Chat, we have an inside source for Chunch pictures. Writer Kate Purdy joins us to discuss Bjork and her swan dress. Then she tells us all about a man with a donkey and a mission. She also teaches us about home bee keeping! Expert Stephen Sisko is here to teach us all about the movies/cultural phenomenon "Star Wars". Even if you think you already know about Star Wars, we promise you'll learn something!
02/11/151h 20m

Kristen Schaal

Hello Babies and welcome to our very special 100th Episode! This amazing episode is jam-packed with so much great stuff! We look back over all the years and we talk about poop! A lot! We also talk about your butts! Plus, as an added treat, you can hear Emily's Martha Stewart impression! Actress and incredibly awesome person Kristen Schaal joins us to talk about Fearsome Critters in this week's Wiki of the Week! We also recap the cartoon "Doug" just in case you missed it! Kristen then tells us about her ghostly encounter, the time her teeth got knocked out, her reading of Fifty Shades of Grey and so much more! In honor of our 100th, we whipped up a best of Expert Hour featuring some of our favorites! Learn all about Women's Studies, Unerotic Fiction, Santa Clause, Celebrity Sex, Etiquette, Conflict Resolution and Johnny Carson! You'll learn so much that your brain will hurt! And we wrap it up with an incredibly sincere What Did I Learn! Here's to a couple hundred more!
19/10/152h 5m

Max Fun Switch: Hal Lublin / Lauren Pritchard

Welcome to the MaxFun Switcheroo episode Babies! We switched with Travis and Andie from Bunker Buddies and we jumped over to Lady to Lady! Travis and Andie start off the episode discussing their delayed reaction to the Blood Moon. Then they briefly discuss women in professional sports. Travis shares (and continues to share) his new found love of the show The Grinder! Travis and Andie are joined by actor and podcaster Hal Lublin to discuss the mystery of Oak Island. Then Hal tells us all about professional wrestling! Finally, expert Joylene Durnst tells us everything we always wanted to know about tornadoes and surviving them! 
05/10/151h 21m

Claudia O'Doherty / Josh Fadem

Hello Babies! We kick it off this week with an in-depth discussion as to how we would behave if we were famous celebrity mistresses. Spoiler, it involves silly hats and cod pieces. Then, we talk about which of the Beatles we think we are! We are all very upset at Lisa's car news and we picture Martha Stewart riding a horse naked to help soothe our nerves! We're joined by actress and funny person Claudia O'Doherty to discuss this week's Wiki page: Urine Therapy! She also tells us about her experience with a sad aquarium and her deep love of Muriel's wedding! In Expert Hour, we're very excited to be joined by an expert in Michael Douglas: Michael Douglas! Thanks for stopping by!
28/09/151h 13m

Jake Fogelnest / Jake Regal

Hello Babies! On this week's episode we wonder: how did we get things done before we had podcasts to listen to? Lisa has yet another crazy bee story! Emily crowd-sourced a celebrity sighting! Is there a one-stop shop for all appointments, hair and doctor? We're joined by writer Jake Fogelnest to talk about having your cake and eating it too! Jake also tells us all about 1970's exploitation theatres in New York City. There's also a discussion about body pillows and which mascots we think are sexy! In Expert Hour, we're joined by expert Tarp to learn all about Southern Living! It's a great time for content creators!
14/09/151h 12m

Asa Taccone / Jared Logan

Hello Babies! Listen, we have a lot to talk about (we've been doing this a long time! We like interesting art! We've been watching Seinfeld!) but mostly CHECK OUT THAT INTERESTING BIRD BEHIND YOU! People (dudes) keep asking Lisa to draw them into Bojack. We also discuss bad habits and stuff we're looking forward to! Asa Taccone joins us to discusses Largest Body Parts! He also shares his thoughts on how we meet people in the modern age. He also shares an embarrassing story or two! Expert Morton Kind joins us to discuss his extensive doll collection! Hey ladies, lean in!
31/08/151h 22m

Chris Thayer / Nicole Byer

Hello Babies! We don't know about you, but we are having a great day! Not only has Lisa adopted a whole new "post-massage" persona, but Bojack Horseman Season 2 is available now! Lisa has also found some notes from her childhood that basically prove that as a child, she could see the future. Also, Martha Stewart has a friend named Muffin and she made her muffins for her birthday! Speaking of Muffin, what would our names be if we we're born today? Comedian Chris Thayer joins us to discuss all the living and non-living things that have made their way over Niagara Falls! Chris also makes us all feel a little better about secretly enjoying Sublime. Expert Ficole Dyer explains how to improve your hiking experience and maybe even find love on the trails! Come, take a stroll with us!
17/08/151h 15m

Allen Strickland-Williams / Dan Hodapp

Hello babies! Hot-diggety-dog, do we have a good episode for you! Emily has an obsession with a Japanese cat game and Lisa got a massage! Lisa also watched a Periscope that involved a bee and a nostril. If you could have any exotic pet (without any of the negatives) what would it be? Comedian Allen Strickland-Williams joins us to learn about pre-mastication and take part in an impromptu Minions point/counterpoint in this week's Wiki of the Week. He's also distracted by a fly before telling us everything he knows about presidential elections and being a page at NBC LA. Expert Parker Kerry gives the straight scoop on frosting and icing, then tells all about his campaign for an elected position on a frosting forum! Enjoy!
03/08/151h 16m

Raphael Bob-Waksberg/Paul Danke

Hello Babies! We talk about a lot of stuff on this episode, but frankly we talk about Magic Mike XXL and we're not really sure why you would care about anything else... We're also continuing the tradition from last episode and we're enjoying mimosas! Brendan Fraser makes a cameo in Chunch Chat and we talk about getting mad! Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg joins us to talk about Evander Berry Wall, the KING OF DUDES! He also knows a shocking amount about boy band guru and blimp enthusiast Lou Pearlman. Elroy Barnard walks us through the world of Beanies in Expert Hour! Strap in folks, its a good old-fashioned Dude-Off!
20/07/151h 25m

Mike Hollingsworth/James Austin Johnson

Hello Babies! We're back in the studio and you know what? We missed you! This week, Emily shares her epic recycling battle! Lisa shares her (possibly) pickle-related anxiety! We've got a new update in this week's Chunch chat! Animator and cool dude Mike Hollingsworth joins us to discuss the Berners St Hoax in Wiki of the Week! Then, he shares some amazing Looney Tunes facts! Expert Polk Stark stops by to talk Bone Shakin' Earthquaking, Honky Tonk HooDoo, Folk Magic! This man knows more about haint suckin' then any 10 other people put together! Thanks for stopping by!
06/07/151h 29m

Caitlin Gill/Zach Broussard

Hello Babies! First, we thank some awesome people then we jump right into original Obama impressions! Want to hear some of Emily's fun tour stories? How about Lisa's fun stories from the James Beard Awards? We've got 'em! What unstylish thing do you wish would become fashionable? In this Wiki of the Week, why DID the chicken cross the road?! How many podcast hosts DOES it take to screw in a light bulb?! WARNING! This week, we talk with guest Caitlin Gill about extremely gross (and yet strangely captivating) black head videos! Also, her time as a carnie! We're also joined by pick up artist Mezzmerizze who teaches us "how to pick up women". BONUS: Summer Jams!
22/06/151h 22m

Randy Liedtke/Nate Fernald

Hello Babies! Emily has returned from tour and we're so happy to have her back in the stud'! Lots of stuff has happened in Emily and Lisa's lives, but none of that is as important as talking about Mad Max! Speaking of mad people, Mad Men has ended and we have thoughts on the finale! CHUNCH CHAT! Who would your corporate sponsor be? Wanna hear about the geniuses weird sex dreams? Comedian and podcaster Randy Liedtke joins us to discuss the bizarre symptoms that accompany Cotard Delusions. Which somehow leads to an in depth discussion about boob-related superpowers. Randy also shares some interesting coffee facts and tells us his EPIC Pace picante sauce story! We're joined by Dag Stevens, expert in pussy!
08/06/151h 26m

Hellen Jo/Zach Sims

Hello Babies! Welcome to our new episode, a safe place for butts! What does that mean? Don't worry, we'll man-splain it to you! Wait, what is the lady version of man-splain? We were wondering, what would you want on your tombstone? Join us as we make a trip down to Crush, TX! Learn all about Asian revenge ghosts from our guest Hellen Jo. Who would you haunt? Then, a REMARKABLY creepy discussion on sleep paralysis! Finally, guest Martin Banks shares with us his collection of presidential correspondence! There's a lot more poop talk than you'd expect!
25/05/151h 15m

Ian Karmel/Avery Monsen

Hello Babies! On this week's episode we wonder what kind of stuff do you do while you listen? We talk in depth about IUDs! We've got a BEN CHUNCH UPDATE for you! Lisa and Emily discuss what jokes are off limits and what they would do if they won the lottery. Ian Karmel joins us to discuss Drukpa Kunley the "Saint of 5000 Women" who would bless women by having sex with them. Also, his penis was called "The Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom" and he wrote some sexy poems. Ian also tells us about the horrifyingly painful world of "spinal headaches" and the horrifyingly confusing world of people who think history is fake! We're joined by modeling expert Nat Fanyfson who tells us how to break into the biz and reads some of his new book "Model Citizen". Enjoy!
11/05/151h 19m

Louis Peitzman/Jake Regal

Hello Babies! Thank you for joining us once again! This week, Lisa says a tearful goodbye to a dear friend. Spoiler: It's Kim Kardashian. The geniuses discuss their plans for fun in the sun this summer! We're joined this week by Buzzfeed senior editor Louis Peitzman as we learn about the creepiness that is Reborn Dolls in our Wiki of the Week segment! Don't worry, Emily definitely goes in to her theories on alien reproduction and Louis leads us once again down the deep, dark path of Rumpology. Louis also tells us all about his love of horror movies, horrifying in-grown toe nails and his addiction to Simpsons Tapped Out. We're also joined by etiquette expert Jacob Jasmine who instructs us on certain concepts that we should let go of! We're throwing a party and you're invited!
27/04/151h 18m

Solomon Georgio/Matt McCarthy

Hello Babies! Thank you once again for joining us, we're so excited to see you! Join us as we discuss what kind of cult we'd like to be a part of, Lisa's appearance on NPR and the new show everyone is talking about "Neighbors"! Solomon Georgio talks with us about the Ganguro Girl fashion trend and 80's and 90's television. Do you all remember when they switched over the black and yellow Power Rangers? Expert Jacob Marley tells all about the Oscars and how to properly enjoy them. Grab a seat and stay awhile! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Solomon Georgio Matt McCarthy
13/04/151h 22m

Sierra Teller Ornelas/Cissy Fenwick

Hello Babies! This episode is jam-packed with some pretty heady concepts! Like what you ask? How about "butt-stamping"? That do anything for you? And yes, we do talk a lot about Scatman John in this episode, so don't worry! Sierra Teller Ornelas joins us to talk about a parasite that replaces a fish's tongue and it's just as cool/gross as it sounds! She then tells us all about Indian Art Markets and museum stories! Then, we're joined by expert Tabitha "Airmattress" Beacham who teaches us the art of Glamping! One last question: What is the sound of a fish scream?
30/03/151h 9m

Kumail Nanjiani/Kristen Studard

Hello babies and welcome to our special MaxFun Drive episode! Join us as we discuss Emily encounter with her Scientologist chiropractor and Lisa's new iPhone game addiction (hint, it's Kardashian related!) Then we're joined by Kumail Nanjiani who blows this whole "Zodiac Killer" case wide open! He also guides us through the mysterious "Max Headroom Broadcast Interruption" of the mid-80's. Kumail knows all about weird internet mysteries and he's not afraid to tells us all about them! We're also joined by Officer Jamie Gerblin of the Dream Police to talk us through what the D.P.D. does to get us through our dreams alive. She shares with us some tips and tricks to survive your dreams! Then, we discuss everyone's weird sex dreams! Maybe even yours! Listen and find out! Then go to and become a donor today!
16/03/151h 23m

Rhea Butcher/Anna Seregina

Hello Babies! Let us start out by saying thank you for all of the amazing fan mail! On this episode, we talk about the new game sweeping the nation: "Who's Invited to the Orgy?" Also, we discuss Lisa and Emily's recent surprise party success! Guest Rhea Butcher joins us to discuss Valentine's Day/Black Day/White Day! She teaches us all about famous Akron, OH natives and gives us a lesson in print making! Then, Raging Waters PR representative Zhanna Balzaminova joins us to discuss dealing with Yelp reviews! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Rhea Butcher Anna Seregina
02/03/151h 27m

Barbara Gray/Zach Sims

Hello babies! On this week's episode, Lisa and Emily kick it off by talking about being naked together at the spa! Also, Ben Chunch news! We're joined by fellow MaxFunster and hilarious comedian Barbara Gray. Barbara joins us to discuss "Takanakuy", a Peruvian celebration that mostly involves weird outfits and punching your neighbours! We also chat about her love of French Stewart, all the ladies childhood crushes, and Beastie Boys facts! It turns out Barbara once had a terrible job that would, in fact, be Lisa's dream job! We are then joined by Un-Erotic Fiction writer and expert Stuart Dansby. He shares some of his work with us and it is guaranteed to cool off even the hottest libido!
16/02/151h 14m

Karl Hess/Mary Holland

Hello babies! On this episode, we sit down and chat all things pirate with comedian Karl Hess! We also have an eye opening conversation about BUTTS! Did you know that you can tell someone’s past/future just from looking at pictures of their butt? Well, Sylvester Stallone’s mom thinks so! We do not advocate sending pictures of your butt to Ms. Stallone. Just send them to us! Then we sit down with fantasy fiction writer Margie Donk! She teaches us a couple tools of the trade like setting thing a million years in the future and revealing things are powered by blood! She is also a huge fan of Dell computers it seems. Enjoy!   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Karl Hess Mary Holland
02/02/151h 16m

Laraine Newman/ John Milhiser

Hello Babies! Oh goodness, this is a very special episode! If you have ever wanted SNL and Groundlings founding member Laraine Newman to tell you what it's like to be a cheer mom, good news! She talks about this, food blogging and more! She also discusses strange units of measurement with us! Oh goodness, it is a treat! Then, socialite River Silver joins us to talk about how to fake an interest in modern art. Want to sound educated, do not miss this episode! With: Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Laraine Newman John Milhisner
19/01/151h 23m

Jono Zalay/Emily Wilson

Hello babies! Welcome to 2015! To celebrate the New Year we start off with a Ben chunch update and Lisa has just discovered Pinterest! On a different note, have you all heard of "health goths"? Trust us, is pretty great! Our first ever PhD-wielding comedian guest Jono Zalay joins us to talk about farts. Specifically, the writings of Benjamin Franklin in regards to farts! He also tells us about his study of the effects of drugs on rats and the neuroscience of comedy! We are also joined by crock pot expert Caerel Hwhite who teaches us what you can make in a crock pot: EVERYTHING. Join us, won't you? Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jono Zalay Emily Wilson
05/01/151h 11m

Matt Furie/Will Hines

Hello babies! This week we are joined by artist and animator Matt Furie! We delve into the world of Simpsons foreign language translations and human garbage as nature! Matt talks to us about what he would do with his own planet and his dislike of Olaf! We are also joined by Leroy Hamms, who is an expert on... unconventional aliens. Enjoy!   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Matt Furie Will Hines
22/12/141h 20m

Paul F. Tompkins

Hello babies! This week we are beyond thrilled to be joined by comedian, actor and all around hero Paul F. Tompkins! Paul joins us to discuss anger issues, men's fashion and the inevitability of death! Not to mention Dancing Mania and Paul's dislike of idiots in the past! Then, we're joined by photography expert Pamela Mills! Join us, won't you? Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Paul F. Tompkins
08/12/141h 27m

Rory Scovel/Jared Logan

Hello babies! This week's guest is the hilarious comedian and Emily's Ground Floor co-star Rory Scovel! We talk to him about mushrooms, Batman, and LA lifestyles! Then, Professor Albert Frank teaches us all about war! Plus: milk and honey torture! Ghostbusters! And so much more!!!   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Rory Scovel Jared Logan
24/11/141h 28m

Robert Dean/Zach Broussard

Hello babies! This week, comedian Robert Dean uncovers the true story of the origins of Mister Peanut! He also recounts the day that Tony Danza cooked him sausage and peppers! Then, politician and straight shooter David Chambers gives us some insight as to how he won the mid-term election with 100% of the vote and how you can too! Plus, getting sprayed in the face in Amsterdam and Rural Radio/Horse Talk! A surprising look inside what makes a gamergate! Have a spooktacular day!   Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Robert Dean Zach Broussard
10/11/141h 16m

Emily Gordon/Matt McCarthy

Hello babies! This week, writer/producer/bad-ass Emily Gordon tells us all about the Harlem Globetrotters and praises the showmanship of GWAR. Then, Bob Dylan expert Stacy George enumerates Dylan's more obscure career accomplishments. Plus! Halloween costume stories! The most unusual deaths of all time (mostly falling butt first)! And a performance from a surprise musical guest/living legend! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Emily Gordon Matt McCarthy
27/10/141h 25m

Pat Cassels/Eliza Skinner

Hey babies! This week's guest is College Humor writer and Taylor Swift enthusiast Pat Cassels! He tells us all about his love of the Shake It Off singer. Then, pasta expert Kelsey Barnes (aka Eliza Skinner) schools us on where the character of a pasta lies: the shapes. Plus! Child haters! Ghostbusters! And how to rob a bank in the worst way!
13/10/141h 20m

Dave Thomason / Henry Zebrowski

Hey babies - this week's guest is comedian Dave Thomason! You can see him on this season of Adam Devine's House Party, or you can listen to him talk about his dog's separation anxiety. We also talk about Finnish cuss words and LIFE HACKS!! Then, raccoon expert Steven Tobolowski tells us how to care for these nocturnal critters. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Dave Thomason
29/09/141h 30m

Ron Babcock / Matt Ingebretson

Hello babies - this week's guest is urban planning enthusiast and hilarious comedian Ron Babcock! He tells us all about France's mistakes in World War 2 and the future of the LA river. It is FASCINATING. Then, butterfly beauty expert James Leatherwood has a LOT to share about our fluttery friends. Listen up!!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Ron Babcock Matt Ingebretson
03/09/141h 19m

Megan Amram / John Milhiser

Bonjour mon bebes, this week's guest is author and Parks & Rec writer Megan Amram!!! She talks to us about her love of crossword puzzles and her multiple forms of synesthesia. Then, dinner party expert Dustin Dumps gives us the dos and don'ts of hosting your own soirée. Plus: Presidential pets! And some HUGE announcements! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Megan Amram John Milhiser
19/08/141h 20m

Kelli Karsten / Marcy Jarreau

Babies! Hello! We have a very exciting, extravaganza-themed show for you today! First, professional touring circus clown Kelli Karsten tells us what it's like to live on a train for five years! Then, theme park safety expert Sandy Sims gives us some tips about how to keep your kids safe while experiencing the magic. Plus: dating pigeons! More great butts! And Klingon theater! BUCKLE UP! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Kelli Karsten Marcy Jarreau
30/07/141h 24m

Jon Klassen / Jake Regal

Hey babies! This week's guest is author/illustrator Jon Klassen and he's here to talk to us about coleslaw! We also discuss last meals, open mikes, tattoos, and walking out of movies. Then, Dewnossoir Pilip Hightower teaches us how to live the Mountain Dew lifestyle!!!!! (the lifestyle includes exclamation marks) Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jon Klassen Jake Regal
16/07/141h 20m

Karen Kilgariff / Mark Little

Hola babies! This week's guest is comedian, musician, Mr. Show star, and all around wonderful lady Karen Kilgariff! She talks to us about her days as a Gap girl in San Francisco, and we delve into the Wiki page for Hedy Lamarr, whose talents went far beyond faking orgasms. Then: pranks expert Barry Tannen tells us t and outs and the history of pranks, including excerpts from his book "Pranks a Million" and a lot of snake talk. Plus: Emily reads Lisa's innermost mind!!! You won't want to miss what's in there, it's pretty funky! Lisa Hanawalt Karen Kilgariff Mark Little
09/07/141h 21m

Nick Sumida / Matt McCarthy

Babies, babies, babies! We are back after a week off and boy are we refreshed and ready to get into it with our incredible guest, artist and doll-face Nick Sumida!! He's here to talk to us about the eroticism of 1990s movies which ties in very nicely with our exhaustive list of paraphilias! Emily has a philia for one of the Jersey Boys, can you guess which one? Lisa has a philia for sample sales, and our expert, Carson Johnson, has an extreme philia for the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson! We test his knowledge and learn a bit about the history of the "really big show." Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Matt McCarthy Nick Sumida
02/07/141h 26m

Sara Benincasa / Paul Danke

Hey babies! This week's guest is author / comedian / overall delight Sara Benincasa! She talks to us about Agoraphobia and baton twirling! Two fascinating and totally unrelated topics! Then: Jimmy Buffett expert Blake Algiers gives us the low down on what all aspiring parrot heads should know. Plus: cow eyeballs! Kanye West! And lucid dreaming! Listen up!!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Paul Danke Sara Benincasa
19/06/141h 20m

Eliza Skinner / Kristen Studard

Hey babies! This week we're talking with the hilarious comedian & writer Eliza Skinner! She tells us all about the Jamestown colony and a plucky young upstart named Pocahontas! Then, Sugar Glider expert Marianne Schiftwell tells us all about how to care for the little cuties. Plus: Who's so vain? Seriously, who?!?! And also: DREAM ON!!! ALSO!!! WE HAVE AN ADDENDUM!!! YOU MUST LISTEN!!!!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Eliza Skinner Kristen Studard
13/06/141h 15m

Ben Joseph / Sean Keane

What's happenin,' Babies!? Our guest this week is a fantastic comedy writer for College Humor and television, Ben Joseph! He talks about the super manly sport of sailboating and the best and worst Disney movies. Then: poetry expert Davis Osbourne teaches us about the stanzas (and lyrics) of some of his favorite modern "poets." PLUS! Is small talk good or bad for society!? And: LOBOTOMIES! Could Emily and Lisa use a little lobe trimming? Probably! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Ben Joseph Sean Keane
06/06/141h 23m

Alice Wetterlund / Matt Cordova

Hola, babies! Our guest this week is delightful comedian Alice Wetterlund from Girl Code! She teaches us how to meditate and cat whisper. Pillows and blankets in both stories for our bedding enthusiast listeners!! Then: Menace Expert Johnny Everett teaches us all we need to know about menaces, which is, really, not that much. PLUS! UFOs - are they Canadian?! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Alice Wetterlund Matt Cordova
28/05/141h 19m

Cameron Esposito / Tony Sam

Salutations, babies! This week our guest is the fantastic comedian Cameron Esposito. She talks to us about being the ringleader of a circus! Which is a thing she did, not something she's speculating about! Then, oceans expert Jacques Cousteau (no relation) scares the shit out of us with his terrifying warnings about the death that awaits us all. Plus: horses!!!!! Game shows! HORSES!!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Cameron Esposito Tony Sam
21/05/1458m 9s

Gabe Delahaye / Dan Black

Hey babies - this week's guest is comedy writer and GOOP expert Gabe Delahaye! We talk about shark facts, meat showers, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Then, faux-fitness expert Charlie Marbles teaches us how to trick people into thinking you can be a good personal trainer (the info you've been waiting for!!!). Plus: Rocky sequels! Beyonce footage! Giggles!!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Dan Black Gabe Delahaye
15/05/141h 20m

Jake Weisman / Jake Regal

Hello, babies! This week we have the hilarious JAKE WEISMAN talking to us all about Scientology, cats, and the intersection of Scientology and cats!! We also talk about the worst opera singer in history, what it's like to swim with otters, and we ask Hitler: what the actual fuck?? Plus, occult expert (and vampyr) Garithium tells us which monsters are cool and which monsters are fools. Tune in and be spooked!!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jake Weisman Jake Regal
30/04/141h 15m

Kate Berlant / Adam Conover

Live from Cabo!! This particularly loopy episode of BG was recorded on the last day of our vacation in Mexico! The hysterical & relaxed Kate Berlant talks about her days as an assistant to an eccentric healer! Then, New York expert Ron Konkoma tells us why New York is way better than anywhere else. Plus: vacation highlights! White guilt! Sociopaths! Tune in and chill out!!! Lisa Hanawalt Emily Heller Kate Berlant Adam Conover
24/04/1453m 43s

Beth Stelling / Kristen Studard

This week on the podcast, hilarious comedian Beth Stelling (Conan, @midnight, Chelsea Lately & more) tells us all about how to have fun in Dayton Ohio. Here's a hint: you have to defy the Goosebumps book "Stay Out of the Basement." Then, celebrity sex-pert Marlene Biscotti spills the beans about what all your favorite stars are like in the sack! How does she know? First-hand experience!! Plus: taboo foods! Earthquakes! and other near death experiences!!!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Beth Stelling Kristen Studard
16/04/141h 5m

Matt Forsythe / Aparna Nancherla

Hey babies! This week's guest is the fantastic artist Matt Forsythe! He talks to us about the best burger experience you can have and also his job as head character designer on Adventure Time! Wowee! Then, 'Fitting In' expert Tammy Danza gives us her advice for not sticking out like a bump on a pickle. Also: trees! and Death Boners! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Matthew Forsythe Aparna Nancherla
10/04/141h 12m

Sara Schaefer / Chris Garcia

Hola, babies! This week we are joined by the super hilarious comedian and former co-host of Nikki & Sara Live, Sara Schaefer! She talks to us about when she stumbled into a job as an analyst at a high powered law firm in Manhattan. Then! Ayahuasca expert Manny tells us all about the life-changing psychotropic drug that can be easily found in your backyard, depending on how mean your brother is. Plus! We finally tackle the Nancy Kerrigan / Tonya Harding issue, see some celebrities, and visit the Other World Kingdom where the motto is "Women Over Men." Naturally, we love it. And so will you!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Chris Garcia Sara Schaefer  
03/04/141h 15m

Justin Halpern / Paul Danke

This week we have a super manly, super sexy episode for you. Drugs! Sex! Cars! Bee stings! Beastings! First, TV writer / Emily's boss / twitter empresario Justin Halpern tells us some "fun facts" about Pablo Escobar and breaks all the rules about baby naming. Or at least: one. Listen to find out which! Then street racing expert Decklund Black "breaks it down" about sweet rides and hot moves on the streets! FUCK YEAH! Oh we also talk about space sex and animal attacks! It's fuckin' exciting, man!!!! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Justin Halpern Paul Danke
27/03/141h 12m

Nicole Byer / Jared Logan

This week the babies are joined by hilarious comedian & Girl Code star Nicole Byer! She talks to us about drama school drama, throwing away her passport, and how disappointing she is at karaoke. Then Hollywood Legends expert Gregory Beauchamp-Millington from the American Film Institute tells us all about tinsel town! La-la land! And various other nicknames! Also discussed: Valentine's Day! Megabus! Autonomous orgasms! Self cannibalism! Watching celebrities eat! Cut it! Print it! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jared Logan Nicole Byer
19/03/141h 21m

Ali Koehler / Nate Fernald

This week the babies are joined by awesome drummer Ali Koehler (Upset, Vivian Girls, Best Coast) who tells us all about her time in Germany, her love of make up, and why she hates live shows (sort of). Then: dog expert Dr. Tony Peh has all the info you need about how to care for your pet. Also discussed: the Streisand effect! Eminem! Imaginary incest! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Nate Fernald Ali Koehler
12/03/141h 15m

Sean O'Connor / Eric Dadourian

This week we are joined by comedian Sean O'Connor (Comedy Central, Conan)!! He talks to us about his love of Ke$ha and also the mysterious disappearance of a South Carolina girl and her many internet speculators. Then, Mothering Expert Glen Ricky gives us parenting advice. PLUS! Emily and Lisa get into it about the new Beyoncé album and discuss their favorite war-time cross-dressers! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Sean O'Conner Eric Dadourian
05/03/141h 10m

Minisode: Chip Eatin' Guy

Weeeee're baaaaack! In this "mini-sode" (like an appetizer for a real episode!) Lisa and Emily catch up about their new lives in LA including stories of dog poop and the Magic Castle! They are also joined by a mysterious chip-eating companion. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt
26/02/1431m 15s

Rob Dubbin / Jim VanBlaricum

Today on BG: It's the final episode before the Babies go on an indefinite hiatus! Mourn for them! COLBERT REPORT writer Rob Dubbin shares some writerly tales from the recent Emmy winner. Revenge expert Sebastian Peemuffin (Jim VanBlaricum) breaks down how to get back at people. The Babies may be saying goodbye, but they're not saying farewell! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jim Van Blaricum Rob Dubbin
26/09/131h 15m

Ted Travelstead / Nick Maritato

It's a huge day in Lisa and Emily's relationship: They finally watched DUMB & DUMBER together! Comedian and writer Ted Travelstead loves studying pick-up artists. Street magic expert Drew McClanahan (Nick Maritato) is on the come-up, and wants to plug the books he's yet to publish. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Nick Maritato Ted Travelstead
12/09/131h 11m

Kara Klenk / Casey Jost

Emily and Lisa analyze their creative processes, and where their careers have taken them. Comedian, actor, and writer Kara Klenk reminisces working for NBC during the 2006 winter Olympics, and IT expert A.J. (Casey Jost) teaches everyone about the finer points of consumer technology. Lisa Hanawalt Emily Heller Casey Jost Kara Klenk
29/08/131h 13m

Jermaine Fowler / Emily Axford

This was recorded during the New York City heat wave, and Emily is baffled how people can look good in weather like this. Comedian Jermaine Fowler of MTV2's GUY CODE relates the struggles of trying to give teenagers advice, and the differences between him and his identical twin. Pinterest expert Dakota Muchley (Emily Axford) plugs her book about the social network, PINING FOR PINS: REAPIN' IN THEM RE-PINS. It's Baby Geniuses, your bi-weekly TED Talk for the millenial set! Lisa Hanawalt Emily Heller Emily Axford Jermaine Fowler  
15/08/131h 10m

Matt Koff / Connor Ratliff

Today on BG: Emily and Lisa hash out the inner workings of PACIFIC RIM, comedian and writer Matt Koff smells things that aren't there, and brain tickler expert Dr. Fendel Randelman (Connor Ratliff) discusses his new TLC show, BRAIN HEAT. Connor Ratliff Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Matt Koff Connor Ratliff
01/08/131h 8m

Mike Lawrence / Jared Logan

The Babies. Are. BACK. Emily and Lisa are so excited to be together again, and swap some stories of their new digs in LA and Manhattan, respectively. Comedian Mike Lawrence joins to talk about his thoughts on GLEE, and genealogy expert Richard Kennedy Windsor (Jared Logan) reveals some things you never thought about with your family trees. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jared Logan Mike Lawrence
18/07/131h 14m

David Rees / Dan Black

Today on BG: The show is going on a two-week hiatus while Emily dances in the LA sunlight, and Lisa doesn't know how to handle it. Author and cartoonist David Rees goes on a journey with creating mashups, and explains the value of a well-sharpened pencil. And Wall Street expert Wally Wydawsky (Dan Black) regales the gang with tales of the broker's high life. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt David Rees Dan Black  
27/06/131h 10m

Alex Koll / Amber Nelson

Emily and Lisa pop back some cocktails to beat the heat, comedian Alex Koll describes what it means to be a balloonologist, and art education expert Kay Bill (Amber Nelson) wants to reign in her students' projects, with potentially damning results. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Alex Koll Amber Nelson
20/06/131h 12m

Sean Donnelly / Reid Faylor

Emily gets a mole removed from an interesting place, Lisa's boyfriend is getting hernia surgery, comedian Sean Donnelly professes his love for MURDER, SHE WROTE, and spooky stories expert Mr. Courtney (Reid Faylor) gets very specific about what kind of stories he enjoys--and how he enjoys them. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Reid Faylor Sean Donnelly
13/06/131h 11m

Jim Tews / Riley Soloner

Today on BG: Emily is mad jealous of Lisa's new health-filled lifestyle, comedian Jim Tews paints a portrait of the caricature artist as a young man, and AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS expert Frank Ding (Riley Soloner) waxes rhapsodic about the show's musical montages--until things take a dark turn. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jim Tews Riley Soloner
06/06/131h 11m

Michelle Wolf / Ashley Brooke Roberts

Today on BG: Emily is enraptured by the history of San Francisco prostitutes, Lisa confesses to not seeing BIO-DOME, comedian Michelle Wolf shares her wisdom on exercise, and movement expert Tina Marie Turner (Ashley Brooke Roberts) promotes her web, shows us the benefits of moving. Eat a space cake and get moving! Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Michelle Wolf Ashley Brooke Roberts
23/05/131h 1m

Lauren Ashley Bishop / Micah Sherman

Today on BG: Lisa and Emily take on self-righteous vegans, comedian Lauren Ashley Bishop reminisces about being an ex-southern belle, and friendship expert Jesse Pallsgrove (Micah Sherman) explains what the friend zone really means to him.  Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Micah Sherman Lauren Ashley Bishop
16/05/131h 13m

Julieanne Smolinski / Joe Pera

Today on BG: Emily is overwhelmed by a live, headless chicken, writer Julieanne Smolinski dishes about flying on Rihanna's private plane, and nutrition expert Evan Ples (Joe Pera) tells us what he knows about the Met Foods on Driggs Avenue in Brooklyn. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Joe Pera Julieanne Smolinski
09/05/131h 12m

Nick Turner / Nick Maritato

Today on BG: Emily & Lisa discuss their feelings on vomit, comedian Nick Turner relates his past tobacco kleptomania, and reality show host Paul Poundstone (Nick Maritato) shares his extreme eating experiences across the globe. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Nick Turner
03/05/131h 5m

Mark Normand / Jared Logan

Today on BG: Emily and Lisa discuss their disdain for the word tenderoni, comedian Mark Normand talks about his love of Jews and the problems associated with Propecia, and this week's expert, Tate German (Jared Logan), talks about one of Emily's favorite things in the world: Dr. Frasier Crane. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jared Logan Mark Normand
23/04/131h 3m

Adam Newman / Langan Kingsley

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa discuss prostitution among animals, comedian Adam Newman talks about butts and motorcycles, and an unconventional expert by the name of Mart Whitaker (Langan Kingsley) gives her extensive knowledge on the name Dexter. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Langan Kingsley Adam Newman
18/04/131h 12m

Marielle Heller / Dan Hodapp

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa talk about Emily's recent Conan appearance, Emily's sister Marielle Heller drops by to talk about adapting Diary of a Teenage Girl for stage and screen while Lisa freaks out about a spoon-bending story, and personal organization expert Adams Zachary (Dan Hodapp) gives advice on how to get your life in order. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Marielle Heller Dan Hodapp
10/04/131h 16m

Seth Herzog / Zach Broussard

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa talk about art competitions at the Olympics, Seth Herzog talks about performing for the troops and living in the smallest apartment in the city, and safety expert Douglas Fairbanks (Zach Broussard) explains a plan that keeps men from getting strangled to death. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Zach Broussard Seth Herzog
06/04/131h 9m

Janine Brito / Reid Faylor

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa explore the world of female pirates, Janine Brito from Totally Biased shows her expertise in self-defense and World War II, and rhyming expert Dan the Rhymer (Reid Faylor) shows us all the wonderful ways rhyming can be used to enhance our lives. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Reid Faylor
20/03/131h 13m

Michael Zelenko / Jake Young

This week on BG: Emily discovers a celebrity who obviously has ASMR, journalist Michael Zelenko joins the ladies to talk about phreaking and Bit Coins, and lifestyle engineer Tim Trembles (Jake Young) explains his 7 day Adonis system to getting your life on track. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jake Young Michael Zelenko
11/03/131h 9m

Guy Branum / Nate Fernald

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa explore the world of fossil words, Totally Biased writer Guy Branum stops by to talk extensively about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and teen expert McWilliams David (Nate Fernald) gives you the only four things you need to know to understand teenagers. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Nate Fernald Guy Branham
06/03/131h 11m

Max Silvestri / Griffin Newman

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa explore the ins and outs of Alf, comedian and writer Max Silvestri talks about the early days of the Internet, and expert expert Ricard Klein-Katman (Griffin Newman) out experts every other expert we've ever had. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Griffin Newman Max Silvestri
27/02/131h 6m

Carmen Lynch / Kelly Hudson

This week on BG: Lisa and Emily explore the different effects visiting Paris can have on one's psyche, comedian Carmen Lynch drops by to talk about her teenage job selling vacuum cleaners, and middle-aged man expert Sam Printess (Kelly Hudson) gives her unique view on this oft-forgotten subset of humanity. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Carmen Lynch Kelly Hudson
23/02/131h 4m

Bonus Episode: Kevin Avery / The Mystery WASP

On this blast from the past edition of BG: Kevin Avery of Totally Biased with W. Kumau Bell talks about his past as an R&B singer and a mysterious WASP flies into the studio to give the ladies fashion advice. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Kevin Avery
15/02/131h 17m

Jillian Tamaki / Connor Ratliff

This week on BG: Lisa and Emily talk about a show nobody watches but them, cartoonist and illustrator Jillian Tamaki talks about web comics and the US naturalization process, and Beatles expert Lanny Merkelton (Connor Ratliff) talks about the oddly specific book he's writing about the Fab Four. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Gillian Tamaki Connor Ratlif
13/02/131h 6m

Josh Gondelman / Micah Sherman

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa delve into the world of sexually active popes, comedian Josh Gondelman talks about his wildly popular Twitter account, Modern Seinfeld, and professional cut-up Dale Kipp (Micah Sherman) joins the ladies to discuss the fascinating world of crop circles. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Josh Gondelman Micah Sherman
06/02/131h 5m

Dan St. Germain / Sasheer Zamata

This week on BG: Lisa and Emily bash a terrible toothpaste ad, Dan St. Germain gets fancy with talk about plays, and dinosaur expert Mertha Stew (Sasheer Zamata) has some very surprising facts about the so-called thunder lizards. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Dan St. Germain Shaseer Zamata
02/02/131h 2m

Avery Monsen / Casey Jost

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa get a new favorite artist, author and former guest Avery Monsen describes his Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and bullying expert Bulldog (Casey Jost) threatens literally everyone in the building. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Avery Monsen Casey Jost
23/01/131h 9m

Ethan Berlin / Anna Drezen

This week on BG: Lisa reveals a startling fact about her family history, writer Ethan Berlin talks about his extensive knowledge and personal use of Yahoo Answers, and baby expert Natalie Don-Johnson (Anna Drezen) dodges hard questions about her own progeny's origins. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Ethan Berlin Anna Drezen
16/01/131h 4m

Live in San Francisco!

From the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco: it's the Baby Geniuses' first ever live episode! With Jorma Taccone (SNL, the Lonely Island, Girls), Alex Koll (Comedy Central), Natasha Muse, Tony Bedard, and two bona fide Robin Williams experts. Breast massagers! Stray dogs! Heckling dads! ASMR! This episode has it all! Alex Koll Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jorma Taccone Natasha Muse Tony Bedard
12/01/131h 27m

Michael Che / Zach Broussard

This week on BG: Emily and Lisa cover the world of Scratch n' Sniff, Michael Che comes in to talk about his lifelong sneaker obsession, and a man named Dr. Sanjay Gupta educates us about some unorthodox meditation techniques. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Michael Che Zach Broussard
05/01/131h 5m

Jared Logan / Nate Fernald

This week on BG: it's the Christmas episode! Jared Logan drops by to talk about holidays and Santa expert Trever Dill dispels a few myths concerning about jolly old Kris Krinkle. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jared Logan
19/12/121h 13m

Gabe Liedman / Aparna Nancherla

This week on BG: Lisa and Emily make a plea to San Francisco celebrities in anticipation of their upcoming live show, comedian Gabe Liedman talks about his years in high fashion, and conflict resolution expert Soli Laseter (Aparna Nancherla) gives sage advice on how to completely avoid any kind of fight imaginable. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Gabe Liedman Aparna Nancherla
12/12/121h 8m

Ron Funches / Kara Klenk

This week on BG: Lisa and Emily discuss Action Park, America's most dangerous theme park, comedian Ron Funches drops by to talk about The Black Mafia Family, and hair removal expert Evete Babalescue (Kara Klenk) gives some beauty tips from the Eastern Bloc. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Ron Funches Kara Klenk
05/12/121h 14m

Michael Deforge / Paul Brant

This week on BG: Lisa and Emily talk about the mysterious Mojave Desert phone booth, cartoonist Michael Deforge comes in to display his extensive knowledge of the life and times of Prince, and Presidential expert Paul Brant divulges some very surprising facts about our nation's former commanders in chief. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Michael Deforge
27/11/121h 10m

Adam Conover / Ray Montechengo

This week on BG: comedian and (in full disclosure) Lisa's boyfriend Adam Connover joins the ladies to discuss commonly held beliefs that are in fact false and soup expert Ray Montechengo shares his famous Italian Divorce recipe. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt
21/11/121h 1m

Julia Wertz / Richard Pullin'

Episode ID:  12 Date:  Wed, Nov 14 2012 <a href="">BGepisode12.mp3</a> Teaser Text:  This week on BG: Lisa and Emily talk about Honey Boo-Boo, cartoonist Julia Wertz comes in to talk about her expertise on abandoned mental hostpitals, and Emily's high school basketball coach and health expert Richard Pullin' waxes on the importance of self-acceptance. This week on BG: Lisa and Emily talk about Honey Boo-Boo, cartoonist Julia Wertz comes in to talk about her expertise on abandoned mental hostpitals, and Emily's high school basketball coach and health expert Richard Pullin' waxes on the importance of self-acceptance. 
14/11/121h 9m

Jory John / Anika

This week on BG: Lisa lives in a dome in a desert and manages to not take drugs, All My Friends Are Dead author Jory John to talk about his alternate career as a gag writer for Dennis the Menace, and dating expert Danika comes in to give us some intense advice. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jory John
06/11/121h 7m

Micah Sherman / Dr. Martin Clint-Horus

Episode ID:  10 Date:  Thu, Nov 01 2012 <a href="">BGepisode10.mp3</a> Teaser Text:  This week on BG: Emily gets obsessed with Long Island Medium while Lisa naysays, Micah Sherman drops by to give his expertise on Robin Williams, and Dr. Martin Clint-Horus, Professor of Women's Studies, argues his opinions on the fairer sex. This week on BG: Emily gets obsessed with Long Island Medium while Lisa naysays, Micah Sherman drops by to give his expertise on Robin Williams, and Dr. Martin Clint-Horus, Professor of Women's Studies, argues his opinions on the fairer sex. 
01/11/121h 17m

Greg Barris / Steven Steverton

Episode ID:  9 Date:  Tue, Oct 23 2012 <a href="">BGepisode10.mp3</a> Teaser Text:  This week on Baby Geniuses: Lisa gets a new German Board Game, Greg Barris tells us everything he knows about the supernatural, and Steven Steverton, author of Twistin' the Night Away, gives us his expertise on plot twists in movies. This week on Baby Geniuses: Lisa gets a new German Board Game, Greg Barris tells us everything he knows about the supernatural, and Steven Steverton, author of Twistin' the Night Away, gives us his expertise on plot twists in movies. 
23/10/121h 3m

Beth Lisick / Dr. Applebottomgene

Episode ID:  8 Date:  Wed, Oct 17 2012 <a href="">BGepisode8.mp3</a> Teaser Text:  This week on BG: a particularly disgusting yet intriguing Wiki of the Week featuring a drug called Jenkem is discussed, writer and musician Beth Lisick drops by to tell a few stories, and Dr. Applebottomgene gives us his expert opinion on turtles. This week on BG: a particularly disgusting yet intriguing Wiki of the Week featuring a drug called Jenkem is discussed, writer and musician Beth Lisick drops by to tell a few stories, and Dr. Applebottomgene gives us his expert opinion on turtles. 
17/10/121h 4m

David Smithyman / Simon from Byrd Middle School

Episode ID:  7 Date:  Tue, Oct 09 2012 <a href="">BGepisode7.mp3</a> Teaser Text:  This week on Baby Geniuses: Lisa travels to a comic book convention, a strange Wiki of the Week features a woman giving birth to rabbits, comedian David Smithyman drops by to share his ridiculous amount of knowledge about animals, and Simon from Byrd Middle School shares his expert knowledge on the girls in his class. This week on Baby Geniuses: Lisa travels to a comic book convention, a strange Wiki of the Week features a woman giving birth to rabbits, comedian David Smithyman drops by to share his ridiculous amount of knowledge about animals, and Simon from Byrd Middle School shares his expert knowledge on the girls in his class. 
09/10/121h 1m

Myq Kaplan / Solomon Cake

This week on Baby Geniuses: comedian and Emily's camp buddy Riley Solonor comes in to sit in for Lisa, comedian Myq Kaplan drops some word knowledge, and security/t-shirt/Beach Boys expert Solomon Cake reveals surprising facts about everyone's favorite surfers. Emily Heller Myq Kaplan Riley Solonor
02/10/121h 3m

Avery Monsen / Brent Sullivan / Toby Ridgles

Episode ID:  5 Date:  Tue, Sep 25 2012 <a href="">BGepisode5.mp3</a> Teaser Text:  This week on Baby Geniuses: Avery Monsen travels with Emily to an event featuring a man named Bracco the Silent Gazer, Lisa explains the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, Brent Sullivan drops by to give his expertise on cyber-stalking, and Toby Ridgles of Gumtion Candies gives us a shaky presentation on his new diet gum. This week on Baby Geniuses: Avery Monsen travels with Emily to an event featuring a man named Bracco the Silent Gazer, Lisa explains the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, Brent Sullivan drops by to give his expertise on cyber-stalking, and Toby Ridgles of Gumtion Candies gives us a shaky presentation on his new diet gum. 
25/09/121h 1m

A Musical Theater Journey with Julie Klausner

This week on Baby Geniuses: a disgusting practice is discussed in the Wiki of the Week, podcaster and author Julie Klausner drops by to impart her expert knowledge of musical theater, and life coach Diana Rossenstein proves once again that life coaches should not exist. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Julie Klausner
11/09/121h 3m

Doing Absolutely Everything with Jeffrey Lewis

On this week's Baby Geniuses: Emily gets way too into Magic Mike, performance expert Jeffrey Lewis drops by to play some tunes, and afterlife expert Abel Ashante joins the ladies to tell them they're going to Hell. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jeffrey Lewis Jared Logan
04/09/1257m 20s

ASMR with Nikki Glaser

This week on Baby Geniuses: Emily and LIsa welcome comedian and fellow podcaster Nikki Glaser into the studio to discuss a strange and rare yet beneficial condition Emily and Nikki share, plus Cool Whip expert Karen Tootlemeyer shares her near encyclopedic knowledge on the famed dessert substance. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Nikki Glaser Amber Nelson

Babies, Pageants, and Vacations

Episode ID:  1 Date:  Wed, Aug 22 2012 <a href="">BGepisode1.mp3</a> Teaser Text:  On this, the first episode of Baby Geniuses: Emily and Lisa research their namesake's Wiki page, comedian Jamie Lee drops in to talk about child pageantry, and vacation expert Vacation Jason drops vacation knowledge all over the studio. Emily Heller Lisa Hanawalt Jamie Lee Vacation Jason On this, the first episode of Baby Geniuses: Emily and Lisa research their namesake's Wiki page, comedian Jamie Lee drops in to talk about child pageantry, and vacation expert Vacation Jason drops vacation knowledge all over the studio. 
22/08/1251m 31s
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