Monday, February 6th, 2012

Things That Actually Exist: Comedy Podcasts by Something Called "Women"

If perhaps you were intrigued by the idea of podcasts by comedians but you aren't interested in living in a male-only world, as Paul Brownfield, the author of this past weekend's Times mag piece on podcasts by comedians does, here are a few things for you to explore!

• In the print version of the magazine, but not online, How Was Your Week?, by Awl pal Julie Klausner, got tied for his final pick. That's… nice that it got a mention! It's very good. Perhaps you will enjoy, if you can stand the fact that Julie doesn't have a penis.

• There is also the podcast of Ronna and Beverly, who are barren harridans.

Throwing Shade, with Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson: they talk about lady and gay stuff! But that's so marginal, so be careful if you listen.

You Had To Be There, with Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, which happens in Sara's apartment, so you know it's all "domestic" (probably about oven-cleaning techniques?).

• There is Elizabeth Laime's Totally Laime Podcast, which is about advanced tatting and needlepoint.

• There is also Who Charted?, with another man-woman team, which is about the pop culture that is popular (but probably dumb).

Surely there are more? Tell us about them!

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jaimealyse (#647)

The Indoor Kids is Kumail Nanjiani (m) and Emily V. Gordon (f). It's technically about video games, but I think it's fantastic and hilarious even though I don't play video games. (I do sometimes watch my boyfriend play them. Because I am a GIRL.)

@jaimealyse OOH! That sounds good, me like such things.

EmilyVGordon (#213,588)

@jaimealyse Oh hey thanks! Even if you're a girl who doesn't play games, we talk about periods and hairstyles and housecleaning too! Promise.

I was also going to add Aisha's Girl on Guy! It's fantastic!

jolie (#16)

I don't know nothin' about no funny ladies, but how did you get that picture of my refrigerator?

Johnathan Farmer (#5,260)

Aisha Tyler does a podcast called Girl on Guy.

Earwolf has a podcast by the Apple Sisters.

SJ (#213,540)

SJ and the Bear! Its 2 best friends in Alaska, exploring thier awkward lives with the help of random people they know (there is also quite a bit of shit talking).

deepomega (#1,720)

Where, exactly, should I tell you about them?

First off, while the total absence of women from that article is pretty bad, there 's plenty other nonsense here to marvel at. In the first few paragraphs, the author takes down Paul Gilmartin's podcast saying that it isn't funny and that it fosters a "perversely safe place". That is the ENTIRE POINT of that show! This read to me like the author is attacking a new format simply because he prefers an older format (pure stand-up & late night shows) and thinks for some reason that the existence of the new must mean the imminent destruction of the old.

Sorry. Anyway, there is a great TV podcast called The Satellite Dish, hosted by the husband/wife team of Justin McElroy (of My Brother My Brother and Me) and his wife Sydnee. It's great. Also, the podcast version of the Thrilling Adventure Hour has a solid core of great female actresses and comedians with frequent guest appearances, as well.

C_Webb (#855)


Bittersweet (#765)

@C_Webb: The Barren Harridans would make a good 90s riot grrl band.

Danzig! (#5,318)

Were it not for the dreadful "comedy" "raps" on Who Charted? it would be perfect. I mean they're conceptually iffy but on top of that they're sooooo loooooooooong

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Totally Laime is awful. I had high hopes, what with it winning that Earwolf contest, but nope. Almost painful to listen to. But you're in for a treat if you like rape jokes!

@IBentMyWookie Mom? What are you doing here?

Aside from that, thanks for the shoutout Awl!! Thrilled to be included – girl power!

Kate Travers (#3,597)

couple more coed podcasts:
"professor blastoff" with tig notaro, david huntsberger, and kyle dunnigan
"how did this get made" with paul scheer, june diane raphael and jason mantzoukas
both amazing. both via earwolf.

Russ Never Sleeps (#214,270)

Jackie Kashian has been producing her The Dork Forest podcast in one form or another since 2005 or 2006.

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