Episode 44 - JR Bourne

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Tune in as we talk discipline with JR Bourne (Teen Wolf). Matt launches his new product idea “Extreme Treating”.  JR talks about learning how to do sign language - great goal, not great for audio.  Learn from JR how to practice the discipline of mowing the lawn, and find out what “Follow the Suck” really means. See if you have some discipline and listen to this whole podcast without checking your twitter.

We DARE you!

Episode 43 - Tyler Dean Kempf

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Matt and Naomi talk with Tyler Dean Kempf (Second City) about musicals. Don't we all love singing along with a good musical and throwing tomatoes at a bad one? What happens when these three put their brains together and create a musical based on an old Prospector? If there was a musical called "Trump", what would drop from the ceiling? Find out everything on this episode!

Episode 42 - John Loos

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Today Matt and Naomi talk about why people like sports with John Loos (Second City). I mean…there’s a few people out there that are really passionate about sports, but we just don’t get it. What is life like without sports? Who would John be without his football and basketball rehearsals? Find out why John Loos’ character wants to pee in his own mouth, what an award winning sonnet sounds like, and why John is yelling “Aunt Jackie has been robbed!” It’s a lot of sports talk and 2/3 people don’t really care about sports! 

Episode 41 - Corey Rittmaster

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Naomi and Matt weren’t sure if they should launch this episode or not. Then they thought YES…put it out there, Corey Rittmaster is a great guy, a funny man from the Second City world…they SHOULD…but then they thought…mmmmaybe not…. The topic today is indecision. It’s your choice if you listen to him or not. If you don’t you’ll never hear Naomi decide over a root beer milk or a three bean medley cocktail. Here’s a hint: she cries over one of them.

Episode 40 - Kevin Dorff

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Naomi and Matt hang out with Second City Chicago Alum and brilliant TV comedy writer (Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, Review ) Kevin Dorff. If you’re American and want to know how to come across as Canadian OR if you want to know how to give a “Canadian-Handshake” - you’re going to want to hear THIS! We figure everything out here for the first and last time.

Episode 39 - Alana Johnston

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Matt and Naomi get organized with spitfire Alana Johnston (Upright Citizens Brigade, I Want My Phone Back). Find out what country is the most organized, and how Alana would show that she's the most organized person for the position at a job interview. Not sure if it's legal or not-but she'd do it. You're going to want to get out your post-it notes and your file folders out for this one folks...filing this one under "big laughs!".

Episode 38 - Gwynne Phillips

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What was your "Joe" job before you did what you really wanted to do? Can you even call jobs "Joe" anymore? What were the jobs in the middle ages that were considered side jobs? Matt and Naomi have some laughs while getting educated with half of the Templeton Philharmonic kick butt sketch duo; Gwynne Phillips as she tells us about her past jobs in front of a live audience at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Canada!

Episode 36 - Randall Harr

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Sit back and enjoy the soft voice and hard jokes of Second City Alum Randall Harr, as we speak to him about spirituality. Matt and Naomi talk about everything from vape smudging, to serpents living in your spine.  Ever wonder what it would be like to be in a sensory deprivation room with a stranger? Find out during this episode! Listen with both your ear holes to funny/smart man - Randall Harr. 

 

Episode 35 - Monique Madrid

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Catch Second City gal and creator/star of Two Girls One Pup show - Monique Madrid, as we get wound up talking about anxiety.  Find out what causes them, what they are, and how we deal with them!  Ever wonder who invented anxiety?  You’ll get your answer here.  Finally, there’s a song Monique sings beautifully at the end that will sooth your stress, and perhaps create new ones! 

Episode 33 - Holly Prazoff

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We chat with Holly Prazoff (Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Bang Bang) about what she loves about America, what she misses about Canada, and fast tracking through fear self help groups. Also, how much is TOO much pizza? Find out all those facts that you didn't know you needed to know about America. This is the original fake-news show. #alsofake

Episode 31 - Dan O'Connor

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Matt and Naomi chat with Founder and Artistic Director of Impro Theatre (www.improtheatre.com) and voice on Kung Fu Panda Dan O'Connor on "locaysh" in Los Feliz. This man makes anyone that shares a scene with him step up their game! Don't let your ears fool you, this isn't an actual scene from a Chekhov play...it's IMPROVISED! We talk about the difference between theatrical improv and how Anton Chekhov is entirely misunderstood and how someone can "realize thy toast".

(If you are looking for a scene about Star Trek go to www.startrek.com if you're looking for improv inspiration go to danoconnor.net)

@danimpro @baramsnieckus

Episode 30 - Molly Erdman

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Matt and Naomi speak with Second City Chicago Alum and web series "The Breakwomb" and "All Stars with Fred Willard" - Molly Erdman about the pressures and strategy of gift giving!  Should we do Christmas stockings, or NOT? How much CAN you stuff into a stocking?  Is a card enough?  You SAY it is...but IS it?  All the answers to all your questions are in this podcast.

Episode 29 - Tim Stoltenberg

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Naomi and Matt chat with Second City Chicago Alum Tim Stoltenberg about soccer. We learn a lot about how the sport originated, and who’s kidding who…we make most of it up.  If you know any actual facts about soccer, please correct us.  Find out what the “snake” is, and what Matt Baram is like on the field.  Also, find out how Tim feels about Matt being his soccer agent. This guy is a guaranteed laugh and we’d hang out withhim anytime, with or without a microphone. ENJOY!

Episode 28 - Josh and Celina Dean

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Join Matt and Naomi as they chat with two of the funniest, sweetest, most talented people in the universe. Josh Dean (Blindspot, Mass Effects) and Celina Dean (The Village Theater NYC, Louisville Theatre, Lobster Telephone). These two can do anything, and we find out if they can also imagine living off the grid! Making their own butter, killing chickens!? If they are already a triple threat, would living off the grid make them a quadruple threat? You tell us!

Episode 27 - Inessa Frantowski

What do you think of when you think of "One of a kind"? That rare diamond that people get to look at but not touch? That kick ass art show in Toronto? A dragon? We think of Inessa Frantowski (The Amazing Gay Pile, Second City, Uprights Citizens Brigade)! Join in the fun and laughs with Matt and Naomi, as they talk to Inessa about the dangers of eating at public restaurants in LA, and Love - which is MORE dangerous we wonder???

Episode 25 - Ayumi Iisuka

Chatting with Ayumi Iisuka (Second City, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel) about her love of dogs, how she fosters them, and how that makes her better than us. We also learn the true meaning behind “dog day afternoon”.  Dogs are 'reading' us and our inner emotions. WARNING: don’t let your dog listen to this episode, it will be too emotional!