Larry Miller Show

Larry Miller Show

United States

Larry tells stories from his own life, in the tradition of great American radio raconteurs like Jean Shepherd and Garrison Keilor. Miller's tales are smart without being stuffy or hostile, and uplifting without being naive. Join the party! It's time well spent! Larry Miller is best known for roles in Waiting For Guffman, Best in Show and 10 Things I Hate About You, as well as his standup comedy. Now he brings his sharp wit and genteel manner to his very own podcast.


An Ode To Snow Days  

What's better than a snow day? Maybe an armistice. Plus a tribute to the late Carnegie Deli, where they would have served creamed herring. If only it were Jewish food. And Larry talks about Meryl Streep and Sophie's Choice on Magic Movie Moment.

Quote of the week: "No one goes against me in weather wishes."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

A Tribute To Carrie & Debbie  

Larry gives a tip of the hat to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds as he talks about his love of "Singing In The Rain" and working with Carrie Fisher in a writer's room. Also, find out if dogs celebrate new year's seven times a year or not and what happens when a gorilla walks into a bar. Plus a look into the secret NYE celebrations on Milleronia.

Quote of the week: "Whoa, that's meat."

Blizzard On Milleronia!  

The operating system update on the Milleronia weather machine did not go well. So, the studio is snowed in until after the New Year when the streets will be plowed with hot lava. Please enjoy this New Year's treat and we'll see you in 1937 or 2017, whichever comes first.

Does He Drink Coffee 2016  

Our annual Christmas Special is here with Larry's traditional re-telling of his famous Christmas story, "Does He Drink Coffee?" in which Larry tries to "go clean" for Christmas with the help of an Indian shop keeper. And we've got a bonus story about Larry eating hot peppers at a new Vietnamese restaurant. Finally, Larry recites "Twas The Night Before Christmas."

Enjoy, thanks for listening, a hearty nominum quid geminus to you! We'll see you in the new year!

Quote of the week: "I looked like a lounge singer in the '50s."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

And Zero Mostel As Santa  

Is there such a thing as sending Christmas cards too early? Find out what makes Putin smile and hear about Larry working on a special Christmas episode of a TV show. Plus a brief tribute to Alan Thicke.

On Poetry Corner, Larry recites "The Cry Of A Lost Soul" by John Greenleaf Whittier and talks about "The Song Of Bernadette" on Magic Movie Moment. (FYI this episode is not on OPSEC.)

Quote of the week: "Fall back, spring ahead and always bring a sweater."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

From Here To Larry-ternity  

In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, Larry talks about the movie "From Here To Eternity" and Pearl Harbor vets. On Poetry Corner, Larry recites "The Glory Of Age" by Edgar Albert Guest.

That Turkey Thing  

Larry looks back at the things he is grateful for, including that potato thing and that turkey thing, also family. Then Larry talks about the holiday classic, "The Wizard of Oz" and recites "Sun and Shadow" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

I Want Good Stuffing!  

Larry talks about why the best Thanksgiving meal is the one at midnight, when you're sneaking into the fridge for leftovers for the first time! And why the simplest recipes are the best and why no vegetables are allowed!

Check out the new t-shirts in the all-new Larry Miller Show store!

Larry's Tough Epiphany  

Larry faces a tough moment after a crazy week and takes stock in his life. And we have a first for TLMS, as The Poetry Corner and Magic Movie Moment both have the same title -- Splendor In The Grass. (Although one of them has a superfluous number of vowels in its spelling.) Tune in, drop out and don't step into a volcano.


Your Post-Election Antidote  

The dulcet tones of Larry Miller are the perfect antidote to soothe the nation's jangled nerves. Take a listen, if you're patriotic enough, bub! Will Larry's big election prediction be correct? Tune in and find out! Plus, more Millard Fillmore facts than you can shake a stick at. And Larry continues his unpopular defense of daylight savings time. Then we hear about the movie "Sullivan's Travels."

Quote of the week: "It's Monday. No, we say it's Friday."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Anchovy Martinis?  

In defense of the maligned anchovy, Larry brainstorms the possibility of an anchovy martini! Then hear about Uncle Zio's giant, grubby hands and how they made the most delicious sandwich Larry ever had. And which is worse, volcano #2 or the DMV? Then Larry talks about the great Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove.

Quote of the week: "Did I do that out loud? I did."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Baseball vs. Politics  

We talk about not talking about politics. And then something a lot less heated, the World Series. Chicago and Cleveland -- two cities you'll never have to say "Nominum Quid Geminus?" in.

Quote of the week: "Even they don't want your vote. You're too empty and boring to listen to."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Dining In Old Hollywood  

Larry celebrates a great audition by stopping for a bite at an old Hollywood eatery! Then hear what the blonde did with the chainsaw, the poem "Revenge" by Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon and Larry talks about the classic movie "The Bishop's Wife."

Quote of the week: "This is a show so good, I want to hear it."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Long Lost Coffee Commercials  

Have coffee TV commercials gone extinct? Shocking! Positively shocking. And what ever happened to the percolator? Larry ruminates about this and also why Oddjob had to schlep Goldfinger's golf clubs around in the hot southern sun, in a tuxedo, no less! It was an odd job for Oddjob.

Mother's Day on Milleronia! (Rebroadcast)  

What makes a great Mother's day gift? An ashtray made of matchsticks? Waking your Mom up early so she can witness the destruction of her kitchen? Yes and yes. Plus, Larry talks about the tear-jerker classic movie "I Remember Mama" and then he recites "A Little While" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Quote of the week: "Right after that, they probably slice your head off."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

How To (Not) Win The Lottery (Rebroadcast)  

Larry's not a big lottery ticket getter, but he got in on the big Powerball! And we hear a funny story about talking his Dad into buying a ticket. And Larry's wife's plans for a relaxing weekend at the beach come slightly unhinged and not even Larry's fancy Hugh Hefner pajamas can fix it.

Quote of the week: "You tell 'em."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Girl Scout Kooky! (Rebroadcast)  

Girl Scouts give Larry the cold shoulder, but he buys their cookies anyway! Learn to say "Gesundheit" in at least two languages! Tales of Larry's latest anniversary celebration! Featuring Larry's take on "Wuthering Heights" on Magic Movie Moment and his recitation of "Barefoot Boy" on Poetry Corner.

Quote of the week: "That's all I'm going to say. No it's not!"

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Larry Meets The Bank Dick  

Larry revisits The War of 1812 and wonders how much work it was for the British to do so much darn colonizing. And Larry talks about the classic WC Fields movie "The Bank Dick."

Quote of the week: "It sets your teeth just right."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Larry Loves Labor (Day)  

Larry gives a brief history of Labor Day and its relation to the less popular billy club. And Larry re-recounts two of his brief encounters with celebrities. Then he recites "Fruit of the Flower" by Countee Cullen and talks about the classic movie "Mr. Lucky."

Quote of the week: "it's like being a prisoner of war in Finland."

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox

Binder Clips or Paper Clips?  

In a tribute to Gene Wilder, Larry talks about the great movie "The Producers." Then he discusses perfection of the paper clip, the beauty of the binder clip and the reliable rubber band -- and how we can't throw them out. Then Larry recites the poem "In School Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

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