In this episode, recorded live at Impro Studio in Los Angeles, our perpetually self examining couple, chat about making resolutions with the delightfully exuberant improv star Jaime Moyer (Modern Family Second City Detroit, Mama’s Boy Improv). We’ll meet a couple who learn to speak to each other without using hate speech. We learn the difference between a resolution and an intention, and discover what “Sleepy sleepy, no dumb deepy” really means. Will next year be "The Year of Living Through Wonderful Indictments?” Also go ahead and suggest some books for her to read in 2019 @jaime_moyer
Allie Price gives Naomi and Matt the inside scoop on the business of weddings.
Sure, when someone gets married it’s romantic, full of love and hope...but it’s also full of choices that affect the economy, all in the name of love. If there wasn’t love, there wouldn’t be weddings, and if there weren’t weddings - there would be even more unemployed people and a HUGE drop in post-it sales.
Find out what wedding themes Allie thinks existed in the middle ages, and how romance was expressed after saying “I do!”.
Jason Derosse (Second City, Any Given Weeknight) talks to Naomi and Matt about reality - are we real or are we living in a simulation? AND if we are in a simulation, can we stop going to the gym and can we eat more Chinese food? How do you know you’re living in an altered state? Is it when you see a deja vu or is it when you pull a push door? WHY DID I TAKE THE RED PILL???? So many questions that will be asked in this episode, with so few answers.
Naomi and Matt tackle the world of regret with Marypat Farrell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Workaholics, Baroness Von Sketch Show).
Have you lived the life you hoped for? How many hours HAVE you spent on Instagram? Marypat dives deep into what it means to examine your life and think “Yeah, maybe I should have visited the fine city of Miami and not just stayed home watching reruns of CSI Miami.”.
Anand Rajaram (Second City Toronto, Miss Sloane, Odd Squad) joins Baram and Snieckus as they search for meaning and the meaning of meaning, meaning meaning is not only just the meaning but the meaning of the meaning itself as a meaning itself. Get their meaning? Not only the meaning of life but the meaning behind asking the question, "What is the meaning of life?". Also can you choose your own nickname? And what happens when your tour guide is named Jewsus? The answer to those questions and more on what is easily the most esoteric Baram and Snieckus episode to date.
We’re making America ‘grateful’ again as Naomi and Matt talk to the hilarious Jim Annan (Second City, Falcon Powder-The Whole Truths) about Canadian Thanksgiving. What happens when two brothers have a private thanksgiving dinner, with a hot tub? What happens when your daughter gets into a polyamorous relationship with her manicurist and his cousin who runs an ashram? Slip into a laughter-filled-turkey-coma with us as we hang out with one of our favourite Canadian jokers. Find more Jim Annan at @FalconPowder
Matt and Naomi chat with the one and only Lisa Linke (Second City, Dog Therapist, This is Us, Modern Family) about the plastics in the world. This is going to make you laugh AND educate you in the world of cutting down plastics. You're welcome!
Also, find out about how to make a baby from recycled plastics and why it’s taken so long to create a male version of the “blow up doll”…and MORE!
Matt and Naomi talk with kick ass lady and bargain shopper extraordinaire Carla Gallo (Bones, Undeclared, Neighbours) about the joys of finding a treasure at an estate sale.
She educates us on how to get your elbows up, and get that thing that you didn’t even know you needed for the place in your home - even if it’s an organ, and the place is your garage gathering dust.
Did you ever want to know what the first item sold at the very first estate sale was? What is a spite sale? And what was the scandal that Donna Reeve went through in the 1950’s? Listen to this! You’re welcome.
Matt and Naomi chat with Eddie Mujica (Second City, The Talk, Superior Donuts) about that great Canadian sport: Basketball. Listen to the ambiguity in his voice and the passion that he can’t contain, as Eddie tells us everything we didn’t know about the sport.
Who invented the high five? What shoe was banned? Who is Muggsy Bogues anyway? Why is the “hyper step fade” never done on a basketball court? What is a double-double in Cuba?
You can find the answers to all these questions and more if you put us in your ear holes!
Check out Eddie's short film “Dreamer”
Matt and Naomi chat with 'Teachers' creator and Star (TVLand) Katie Thomas about Misophonia (literally "hatred of sound"). Find out what people did in the olden days to deal with Misophonia, why Katie needs to lick a picture of Tom Jones, and how to be a better person! Put us in your ear holes and laugh with your mouth hole!
Hang out with Matt and Naomi as they discuss such frivolities as the end of the world with genius improviser Nicholas Daly Clark (Impro Theatre School LA, Con Man). Do you know what you’re going to do at the end of the world? Listen to this podcast and get all the answers about what to do and what you’ll need....and what you won’t need, and what you shouldn’t do! Whether or not the end of the world is coming, we’re having some laughs right now. Join us!
Matt and Naomi chat with 'Freelancers Anonymous', and 'Carmilla' star Natasha Negovanlis about the highs and lows of getting jet lag. Find out her theory on how people used to get over their jet lag in the olden days. Also, you'll NEVER believe what the name for the Winnipeg Jets was going to be, according to Natasha! Get your neck pillow and settle in for some in-flight entertainment!
Naomi and Matt chat with Second City Alum, and former writer on the Jimmy Fallon Show, Albert Howell about his plans to drive their car across the country from Los Angeles to Toronto. Is he ready? Will he ever be ready? Albert has some great tips on how to stay awake and the answer to the question: “What yoga pose was inspired by long distance driving?”.
PLUS - Have you heard of “The Gum Ball Rally” — no? Neither had we. Find out more about it here because Al has never been more excited about anything.
Have a listen with your ear holes as Matt and Naomi chat with Nelu Handa (Workin’ Mom’s, Baroness Von Sketch Show) about Manifestation. Nelu teaches Matt about intention and vision boards…and the intention of a vision board. You have to start some where! If you were wondering what the Drake Manifesto is, Nelu will tell you in this episode - AND find out what intention she sets that comes through before your very ears!!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!".