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How Was Your Week: Episode 117
“HWYW Gems Vol. 4”: Tom Scharpling, Jon Ronson, Rachel Lichtman, Emily Heller & Lisa Hanawalt, Danielle Henderson

Hot enough for you? Haha! Hello. This week’s episode of HWYW is a “Hidden Secrets/Lost Footage/Outtakes/Clip Show/’Best of’/Gems” episode! Which means it contains the trimmin’s from some of your favorite interviews, as well as some of your favorite things from the past! There is also a new monologue, so you needn’t worry whether THE LIBERACE MOVIE IS WEIGHED IN ON.

Therefore enjoy….

-DANIELLE HENDERSON, who has positive things to share about making your own clothing from scratch!
-JON RONSON, who tells us about visiting Stanley Kubrick’s home for the first time!
-EMILY HELLER & LISA HANAWALT, who have prison pen pal and pet bird stories, respectively!
-RACHEL LICHTMAN, who shares with Julie their mutual desire to be pals with Shelley Duvall!
-and TOM SCHARPLING, who has pearls of wisdom to dispense about the Winter Doldrums, and how they relate to business and diet books!

Also in this episode, Julie discusses how BEHIND THE CANDELABRA has changed her, issues an ultimatum to female millennials who sleep in the same bed with their besties, expresses an attitude of gratitude toward the new ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT episodes, and a late-in-the-episode acknowledgement of James Lipton’s gross old job.

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

May 31, 13

Mindy Tucker’s photos from the April 5th How Was Your Week Live are here. To download the podcast, featuring SIGGY FLICKER, CHRIS ELLIOTT, BRIDEY ELLIOTT, PICHET ONG, MAX SILVESTRI, VIDS, AIMEE MANN, TED LEO, AND A WALK-ON FROM TOM SCHARPLING & ZACH GALIFIANAKIS—plus, a musical tribute to RAM and Hedwig, a cooking demo, an exploration of Woody Harrelson’s rock band, the East Coast debut of #BOTH, Wesson-chugging, Flicker-tweeting, Harmonica solos, and so, so much more— click here. If you want to subscribe to How Was Your Week on iTunes, here is that link.

Enjoy your day.

Apr 12, 13

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How Was Your Week: Episode 100“One Hundred”: Tom Scharpling, Jesse Thorn
OH HAPPY DAY! It’s our 100th Episode!
This week, we’re letting down YOUR hair with the hundredth ever episode of HOW WAS YOUR WEEK. First, TOM SCHARPLING is here to talk to Julie about the landmark occasion, that gross pig in the Geico commercial, Stamps.com, and the only sausage you can find in the Miramax section of your grocery freezer.
Then, JESSE THORN is here to interview Julie about the show and its ins and outs! It’s a heady, pleasant chat that touches on the show’s origins and delves into the emotional journey only ethnic people can chart, why it is straight guys don’t get Bravo, and the theraputic benefits of broadcasting.
Also, thanks are doled out like so many cups of pre-school juiceboxes! And introspection is experienced. Happy Hundredth, gang! Onward and Upward.

Subscribe to my podcast on iTunes or RSS, and download/stream the new episode here!

How Was Your Week: Episode 100
“One Hundred”: Tom Scharpling, Jesse Thorn

OH HAPPY DAY! It’s our 100th Episode!

This week, we’re letting down YOUR hair with the hundredth ever episode of HOW WAS YOUR WEEK. First, TOM SCHARPLING is here to talk to Julie about the landmark occasion, that gross pig in the Geico commercial, Stamps.com, and the only sausage you can find in the Miramax section of your grocery freezer.

Then, JESSE THORN is here to interview Julie about the show and its ins and outs! It’s a heady, pleasant chat that touches on the show’s origins and delves into the emotional journey only ethnic people can chart, why it is straight guys don’t get Bravo, and the theraputic benefits of broadcasting.

Also, thanks are doled out like so many cups of pre-school juiceboxes! And introspection is experienced. Happy Hundredth, gang! Onward and Upward.

Feb 1, 13

Mindy Tucker took these beautiful photos of me, Ted Leo, Jon Wurster, Tom Scharpling, Kristen Johnston, Gabe Liedman, Gene Simmons of KISS, Gary Tha Squirrel, fans in an amazing “Redhead Hall of Fame” costume, and more from Wednesday night’s HOW WAS YOUR SHRIEK. To see more of Mindy’s pix, click here.

Oct 19, 12

Get the new episode of my podcast from iTunes or download/stream it directly here!
How Was Your Week: Special Minisode“How Were Your Oscars? with Dave Itzkoff and Gary Tha Squirrel”
This is exciting! On this special BONUS minisode (it’s short for  “miniature episode,” friends), Julie discusses the 2012 Academy Awards  with New York Times reporter DAVE ITZKOFF and cinephile GARY THA SQUIRREL, who came to the New York Times building in a Wawa bag toted by TOM SCHARPLING—- just to talk about Oscars, Oscars, Oscars!
Join Gary, Dave and Julie in a respectful roundtable discussion,  during which they address burning questions from last night, such as:
-Who got the worse snub: Scorcese or Albert Brooks? -Will “Community” get a post-Oscars Descendants bump? -Where was Tom Cruise during the majority of the broadcast? -What happens when Nikki Finke decides to be funny? -Can Billy Crystal be stopped from doing blackface?-Did Gary like Midnight in Paris? Does he have an anecdote about Diane Lane?
Plus! Gary shares with us his three point plan to make next year’s  ceremony dazzle us all. And Dave hints at some tidbits from his book  about the great film, Network!
And, as an even bigger bonus, the great TED LEO wrote a brand new  theme song to the show—complete with a tropical beat that will cause  you to shake your maracas. Even you, Albert Nobbs!
You want the minisode? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE MINISODE! But here it is anyway. Hooray!
Host: Julie KlausnerGuests: Gary Tha Squirrel, Dave ItzkoffProduced by Chris SpoonerOriginal Artwork by Marcia NeumeierSpecial Theme Song and Incidental Music by Ted LeoThanks to Tom Scharpling

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

How Was Your Week: Special Minisode
“How Were Your Oscars? with Dave Itzkoff and Gary Tha Squirrel”

This is exciting! On this special BONUS minisode (it’s short for “miniature episode,” friends), Julie discusses the 2012 Academy Awards with New York Times reporter DAVE ITZKOFF and cinephile GARY THA SQUIRREL, who came to the New York Times building in a Wawa bag toted by TOM SCHARPLING—- just to talk about Oscars, Oscars, Oscars!

Join Gary, Dave and Julie in a respectful roundtable discussion, during which they address burning questions from last night, such as:

-Who got the worse snub: Scorcese or Albert Brooks?
-Will “Community” get a post-Oscars Descendants bump?
-Where was Tom Cruise during the majority of the broadcast?
-What happens when Nikki Finke decides to be funny?
-Can Billy Crystal be stopped from doing blackface?
-Did Gary like Midnight in Paris? Does he have an anecdote about Diane Lane?

Plus! Gary shares with us his three point plan to make next year’s ceremony dazzle us all. And Dave hints at some tidbits from his book about the great film, Network!

And, as an even bigger bonus, the great TED LEO wrote a brand new theme song to the show—complete with a tropical beat that will cause you to shake your maracas. Even you, Albert Nobbs!

You want the minisode? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE MINISODE! But here it is anyway. Hooray!

Host: Julie Klausner
Guests: Gary Tha Squirrel, Dave Itzkoff
Produced by Chris Spooner
Original Artwork by Marcia Neumeier
Special Theme Song and Incidental Music by Ted Leo
Thanks to Tom Scharpling

Feb 27, 12