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This week, we speak to satirist, journalist, and counterculture legend Paul Krassner. Paul was the long-time publisher of the famed The Realist, a confidant of Lenny Bruce's, the man who took Groucho Marx on his first acid trip, and we talk about this and about his time as a pro bono abortion referral service (when they were illegal) and about tripping on The Tonight Show. Seriously, take the time to listen to this.

You should buy his most recent book, Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials, which we highly recommend as a great read.

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Liam and Mike hang out while Tom teaches Liam how to work the equipment again, and Liam and Mike talk about the Kafkaesque nightmare that is getting your car towed in NYC, about moving to Memphis, about Mike’s sold-out tour, and about when it’s time to leave the city.

Direct download: 2015-05-24.mp3
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In this week's episode of Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast!, we talk to comedian/writer Josh Comers about his humble beginnings as a Queens-living (and getting stalked by a crazy person) open-mic'er and "barker" (who got punched in the face in Times Square), and his rise to his job writing monologue for Conan, and Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore writer Colleen Werthmann, and how a chance encounter with Steve Martin set her on the path towriting for his Oscars and SNL appearances and now television.

Plus, Liam tells the story of a goofy Internet writing job that got the American Indian Movement mad at him.

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This is the first episode of Liam McEneaney's show on RadioFreeBrooklyn.com.

Direct download: 2015-05-17.mp3
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This week on Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast!, we speak to an all-star panel of comedians and writers, including Ophira Eisenberg of NPR's Ask Me Another, Image Award nominee Chris DeLuca from HNN/CNN, and Guy Branum, from Billy on the StreetChelsea Lately, and his new, acclaimed by critics (and Liam) album Effable.

We talk about Chris' Image award nomination, about Ophira's movie deal for her book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping Your Way To Monogamy, and what it's like casting someone to play yourself, about Byron Allen and Guy's appearance on Comics Unleashed, and about "The Hanky Code."

BONUS EPISODE: An extra 20 minutes of discussion exclusively for our Patreon subscribers. Learn more here.

 

PRODUCED BY: Alex Brizel

EDITED BY: Jimmy Lee Wirt

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Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast! returns with a brand-new episode. Host Liam McEneaney invites a few of his friends to hang and shoot the breeze:

EDDIE BRILL, the former comedy booker, and warmup act, for The Late Show with David Letterman, talks about his days at the show, socializing with Dave, and performing in Europe.

PENNY POLLAK is visiting from Los Angeles, and talks about her current gig, adapting her one-woman show into a feature film with American History Xi director Tony Kaye.

LUX ALPTRAUM, a returning TYF! favorite, talks porn, her porn star friends, and orgies at the AVN Awards.

Plus, in a special bonus episode exclusively for our Patreon supporters, Eddie discusses the New York Times article that painted him as a misogynist, and cost him his job as the Late Show's comedy guy.

 

PRODUCER: Alex Brizel

EDITOR: Jeremy Lee Wirt

THEME SONG: A Brief View of the Hudson

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This week's TYF! is our third ever "Best Of" compilation, featuring some of the best moments from our latest batch of interviews. Featuring excerpts from interviews with LEWIS BLACK, TOM SCHARPLING, KAKI KING, JON RONSON & MAEVE HIGGINS, CLARA BIZNASS of Hand Job Academy, ERIN LEE CARR, and JULA WERTZ & JACKIE "THE JOKE MAN" MARTLING.

Look for new episodes every Monday, or listen to full episodes from our archives, at TYFPodcast.com

Find Liam at HeyItsLiam.com

 

 

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LIVE from the NY Podcast Festival, TYF! returns for SEASON SIX with a LIVE EPISODE featuring TV'S FRANK CONNIFF (from Mystery Science Theater 3000), CATHERINE POPPER (bass player for Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Jack White, and Puss n' Boots) and MAGGIE SEROTA (editor, http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/).

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Tell Your Friends! returns for 2015 with this live edition, featuring a talk with the Godfather of podcasting, and the host of the legendary Best Show radio show-cum-podcast, Tom Scharpling. We talk about Bill Cosby, about whether Bing and David Crosby are related, and about the return of Best Show with Tom Scharpling.

Then we talk to hot rising comedy star Aparna Nancherla about the sweet sweet screeners you get as a member of SAG/AFTRA, and about all the work that goes into getting writing work.

Then singer/songwriter Mike Doughty takes the stage, and we talk getting verified on Twitter, and about his new rock opera, which he is recording for Studio 360 on WNYC.

 

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In this week's issue of the TYF! Podcast, we have part 2 of our interview with Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling, where we talk all about his time as head writer and sidekick on The Howard Stern Show. He tells all, from sitting knee-to-knee with James Taylor as he played "Fire and Rain," to reactions to the show ranging from good (Dom DeLuise said he and Howard "shared a brain") to violent (Robert Blake).

He talks about the process that went from goofing on Magic Johnson's talk show to performing with a couple of farters, and Julia Wertz is brought into the interview to ask about James Taylor and 9/11 (separately).  This is the interview the Stern nerds have been waiting for, although non-Stern fans will be able to appreciate it, too.

In addition, TYF!'s poet-in-residence Dale Goodson delivers a tribute to The Brooklyn Bridge, and Liam talks about his sister's cat, and about how the old, weird New York City will never go away.

Jackie's interview theme is "Gasoline," by The New York Howl, from their album People Will Come To See Us Ride.

The Tell Your Friends! theme was written and performed by A Brief View of the Hudson.

Follow Jackie on Twitter.
Call Jackie at 516-922-WINE
Listen to Jackie's Joke Hunt on Sirius XM Howard 101, Tuesdays at 7:00pm

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