Watch Patton Oswalt’s Memories of His Young Stoned Encounter With Eraserhead

Trust us, there’s a perfectly good reason why Patton Oswalt has a bloodied prosthetic rabbit foot sticking out of his chest in this video. It all has to do with his starring role on Adult Swim’s The Heart, She Holler, a truly horrifying five-nights-a-week soap-opera satire, the second season of which kicked off last night. Julie Klausner dropped by the show’s set to chat with the geek hero and quickly found herself taking a deep-dive into David Lynch’s surreal masterpiece Eraserhead. Watch now and discover (a) The Heart, She Holler's secret David Lynch connection, (b) the reason Oswalt will forever associate Eraserhead with seventies soft-rockers Badfinger, and (c) what show Julie considers to be “the Eraserhead of soap operas.”

Sep 11, 13

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How Was Your Week: Episode 76“Best of HWYW Vol. 3: Patton Oswalt, Carole Radziwill, Sara Schaefer, Eddie Pepitone, Nate Harris, Dave Cullen”
It’s a clip show-palooza this week, also known as an outtakes or “lost footage” episode! The 76th episode of How Was Your Week features all-new content from Julie, and things that you loved from past episodes as well as things you never heard from these wonderful guests! Therefore enjoy….
-PATTON OSWALT, who has things to say about THE GRADUATE!-CAROLE RADZIWILL, who tells us about Sonja Morgan’s Little Edie impression!-EDDIE PEPITONE, who shares his ideas about a blue collar guy’s acid trip!-NATE HARRIS, who reminisces with Julie about the time they watched a video about female ejaculation together!-SARA SCHAEFER, who has a disturbing story about an encounter with an actor whose work only children enjoy!-and DAVE CULLEN, who has pearls of wisdom to dispense about Columbine and beyond.
Also in this episode, Julie discusses an ambiguous and unusual experience she had on the subway with a guy who may have been a pick-up artist, shares a story about an upsetting thing she learned about a self-help author way too late into her book, threatens ModCloth.com with something gross, ponders “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and the politically incorrect thing all TLC stars have in common, and reviews Hope Springs.
A fun episode for fans of the show both new and old!

Get the new episode of my podcast from iTunes or download/stream it directly here!

How Was Your Week: Episode 76
“Best of HWYW Vol. 3: Patton Oswalt, Carole Radziwill, Sara Schaefer, Eddie Pepitone, Nate Harris, Dave Cullen”

It’s a clip show-palooza this week, also known as an outtakes or “lost footage” episode! The 76th episode of How Was Your Week features all-new content from Julie, and things that you loved from past episodes as well as things you never heard from these wonderful guests! Therefore enjoy….

-PATTON OSWALT, who has things to say about THE GRADUATE!
-CAROLE RADZIWILL, who tells us about Sonja Morgan’s Little Edie impression!
-EDDIE PEPITONE, who shares his ideas about a blue collar guy’s acid trip!
-NATE HARRIS, who reminisces with Julie about the time they watched a video about female ejaculation together!
-SARA SCHAEFER, who has a disturbing story about an encounter with an actor whose work only children enjoy!
-and DAVE CULLEN, who has pearls of wisdom to dispense about Columbine and beyond.

Also in this episode, Julie discusses an ambiguous and unusual experience she had on the subway with a guy who may have been a pick-up artist, shares a story about an upsetting thing she learned about a self-help author way too late into her book, threatens ModCloth.com with something gross, ponders “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and the politically incorrect thing all TLC stars have in common, and reviews Hope Springs.

A fun episode for fans of the show both new and old!

Aug 17, 12

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How Was Your Week: Episode 64“Ep. 64: Library Water: Patton Oswalt, Retta”
Hello! This episode’s How Was Your Week is wonderful. First of all, PATTON OSWALT, one of our favorite guests and friends, is back! This is always a treat. This week, Patton is here to discuss his Webbys hosting gig and how Internet Commenters have evolved from standard trolldom into conversational tangent-bringers, the importance of being comfortable with silences, and then—BAM! BOOM!—discusses two great Robin Williams movies at length: THE BIRDCAGE and WORLD’S GREATEST DAD. Then, RETTA, who plays Donna on Parks & Recreation and is a hilarious standup, is here to talk to Julie about sexting, GIRLS, 9/11, French Guys, and why we are both worried about Ellis not returning to SMASH. Also! Julie takes a trip to the Genius Bar and survives to tell the tale, her cat explores the “Say it with Urine” style of communication that is so very popular in that particular community, Anthony Bourdain says some crazy shit, Becky Ann Baker is awarded a well-deserved honor, and library water fountains are reconsidered in the bottled water age. Hooray for this show!

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How Was Your Week: Episode 64
Ep. 64: Library Water: Patton Oswalt, Retta”

Hello! This episode’s How Was Your Week is wonderful.

First of all, PATTON OSWALT, one of our favorite guests and friends, is back! This is always a treat. This week, Patton is here to discuss his Webbys hosting gig and how Internet Commenters have evolved from standard trolldom into conversational tangent-bringers, the importance of being comfortable with silences, and then—BAM! BOOM!—discusses two great Robin Williams movies at length: THE BIRDCAGE and WORLD’S GREATEST DAD.

Then, RETTA, who plays Donna on Parks & Recreation and is a hilarious standup, is here to talk to Julie about sexting, GIRLS, 9/11, French Guys, and why we are both worried about Ellis not returning to SMASH.

Also! Julie takes a trip to the Genius Bar and survives to tell the tale, her cat explores the “Say it with Urine” style of communication that is so very popular in that particular community, Anthony Bourdain says some crazy shit, Becky Ann Baker is awarded a well-deserved honor, and library water fountains are reconsidered in the bottled water age.

Hooray for this show!

May 25, 12

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How Was Your Week: Episode 48“Best of HWYW: Vol. 2: Patton Oswalt, John Mulaney, Mike Daisey & Ted Leo”
It’s a clip show-palooza this week, also known as an outtakes episode! The 48th episode of How Was Your Week features all-new content from Julie, who is still recovering from her “sore trote,” and did not wish to infect new interview subjects with it, because she is a nice and civilized person.
Therefore! This week’s episode features never-before heard footage from four terrific guests: 
-PATTON OSWALT, who explains his opinion on whether inventors are weirder than magicians!
-MIKE DAISEY, who reveals what Steve Wozniak ordered when they lunched together!
-JOHN MULANEY, who reminisces on that insane “Breaking Bad” Season Three finale!
and
-TED LEO, who explains the origins of the How Was Your Week theme song!
Also in this episode, Julie discusses her emotional takeaway from watching the major motion picture ALBERT NOBBS, how Walgreens integrates social networking into its mission of selling lube to people, Debra Messing’s character’s arc on SMASH, and how fun last night’s HWYWLive show was. (It was extremely fun.)
A fun episode for fans of the show both new and old!

Get the new episode of my podcast from iTunes or download/stream it directly here!

How Was Your Week: Episode 48
“Best of HWYW: Vol. 2: Patton Oswalt, John Mulaney, Mike Daisey & Ted Leo”

It’s a clip show-palooza this week, also known as an outtakes episode! The 48th episode of How Was Your Week features all-new content from Julie, who is still recovering from her “sore trote,” and did not wish to infect new interview subjects with it, because she is a nice and civilized person.

Therefore! This week’s episode features never-before heard footage from four terrific guests: 

-PATTON OSWALT, who explains his opinion on whether inventors are weirder than magicians!

-MIKE DAISEY, who reveals what Steve Wozniak ordered when they lunched together!

-JOHN MULANEY, who reminisces on that insane “Breaking Bad” Season Three finale!

and

-TED LEO, who explains the origins of the How Was Your Week theme song!

Also in this episode, Julie discusses her emotional takeaway from watching the major motion picture ALBERT NOBBS, how Walgreens integrates social networking into its mission of selling lube to people, Debra Messing’s character’s arc on SMASH, and how fun last night’s HWYWLive show was. (It was extremely fun.)

A fun episode for fans of the show both new and old!

Feb 3, 12

If it hadn’t been for Patton Oswalt, by the way, I would not be doing this podcast. He very publicly suggested that I do a podcast, about a year ago. I hadn’t thought about it until then. And sometimes that’s all it takes — that’s a good reminder of how friends can be motivating.

Every once in awhile you get encouragement or you get something that isn’t competitive or guilt-inducing from your peers, and it just turns a little light on. It makes it so the work that you do isn’t isolating and horrible. There are people who make your life and your work better, and that’s something I’m incredibly grateful for.

A Chat With…Podcaster Julie Klausner

I am grateful to Whitney Matheson, who did this interview with me and was kind enough to include me on Pop Candy’s 100 People of 2011 list.

The above quote is why Patton Oswalt is *my* person of the year. If he hadn’t publicly suggested that I start a podcast on his Twitter, I wouldn’t have done it.

Everybody needs a kick in the butt from a friend they respect. That and deadlines are what get you to work. Fear helps too, but I’m not going to put any bells or golden patina on that particular driving force. Not when there’s that much Christmas music playing everywhere you go.

Dec 21, 11