Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 36 - Genes n’ Schemes
It’s the first week of the Maximum Fun Pledge Drive, wherein we show what we’re made of. Literally. Genetics guru Dr. Wayne Grody walks us through the human genome, and explains why its riddles go a little bit deeper than “23andMe.” But we’re not calling it a rip-off, because we’ve got forensic psychologist Dr. Jasmine Tehrani on hand to tell us what a REAL con job is all about. Plus, we don’t just get into Paula and Adam’s genes, we also get into their jeans. And we find out if either are too tight. Guests Dr. Wayne Grody Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine Dr. Jasmine Tehrani Professor of Psychology, USC Forensic Psychologist House band Eric Kalver, drums Website:
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 35 - Bill Irwin and Bear Attacks
The second time’s the charm - we found a survivalist who survived Miranda Street and made it to the studio! Dan Baird from the California Survival School schools us on disaster preparedness and, yes, surviving bear attacks. Then, Paula’s quest to improve her audition skills continues with our special guest coach, actor Bill Irwin! Find out how Bill lands his roles through the power... of socks. Also, celebrity encounters and theme songs round out this Very Special NLTPP. Guests: Dan Baird World's Leading Back-country Primitive Survival Expert & Guide Owner, California Survival School Website: .
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 34 - Magic Fingers, Butterfingers, and the Long Finger of the Law
The outrage is palpable as Paula processes a horrifying betrayal: Butterfinger has an “improved” new recipe! Investigations and taste-tests ensue, including a cameo from the actual “Mikey” from the Life cereal commercials. Then we dig deeeep into massage with neuromuscular therapist Michael Greenspan. And finally, do you love or hate the urban scooter craze? It turns out that personal injury attorneys love it... and hate it. Attorney Catherine Lerer walks us through how even if the revolution won’t be televised... it WILL be litigated. Guests: Michael Greenspan Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, Owner, Massage Revolution Website: House band: Jaclyn Rainey, french horn Associate Principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nobody listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 33 - Surviving Paula’s Place - Ping Pong and Mold
In this episode we explore the two things that make Paula’s home challenging: Ping-pong and mold. First, table tennis champion Kim Gilbert lets us in on all the deep secrets of her craft... including basic rules. Then, Dr. Marc Meth (yes, real name!) re-educates us about the horrors of mold. Spoiler alert: Way less horrifying than you thought. Thanks, Internet! Also, will you be framed for “vomiting in your Uber?” If you live in Miami...mayhap. Mayhap. Guests: Kim Gilbert Professional table tennis champion Website:
Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 32 - Ol’ Whatsername Has Never Looked Better!
Is Paula’s trainer really doing what’s best for her, or does he just get better cell reception on the gym floor? Kelly Dormandy, head strength and conditioning coach for the LA Sparks, explains peak fitness without breaking a sweat. Then - why can’t Paula and Adam recognize each other? USC’s Dr. Irving Biederman walks us through the science of facial recognition, and why some of us suck at it. Also, Paula and Adam discuss which was less pleasant - the Polar Vortex in the Midwest or the possum in our faces on Miranda Street. Guests: Kelly Dormandy Assistant Athletics Director, Strength & Conditioning, Loyola Marymount University Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning, LA Sparks Dr. Irving Biederman Director of the Image Understanding Laboratory, USC Professor, Neuroscience, Psychology, & Computer Science, USC Website: House band: Dave Fortin, double bass