No Joke Podcast

No Joke Podcast

United States

Each episode, comedians Billy Scafuri and Adam Lustick explore a single topic and discuss their past, current and future relationships with it.


Episode 44: EMPATHY  

Billy and Adam explore the virtues of empathy and how the world needs more of it. Is it taught? Are you born with it? And what steps can we take to make the world a more empathetic place? Plus, music by Snakes!

Episode 43: AUDITIONS (w/ Nicole Byer)  

MTV star, Nicole Byer, joins us to discuss the challenges of auditioning for commercials, television and film. In this episode, hear true tales of bombing in front of Melissa McCarthy, stumbling in front of Beyonce and being a black fairy in Romania. Auditioning... it's ain't easy.

Episode 42: PETS (w/ Faryn Einhorn)  

In this animal-friendly episode we discuss tinder for dogs, insanity from cat poop, Lassie's human lips and domesticated bobcats. Ya know... Pets!

Episode 41: RAP (w/ Mibbs)  

Mibbs, from rap group Pac Div, discusses the art form from the performer's point of view. In it, he explains an emcee's first steps, the challenges of sustaining a career and the need to reinvent. Plus, music off of Mibbs' new album, Killer of Sheep!

Episode 40: FOCUS RALLY (w/ Clayton Early)  

Adam and Clayton spent five weeks on a cross-country reality show. With cameras following their every move - they were bound to make some mistakes. And they did. In this episode, we discuss the challenges they faced, the tantrums they threw and if it was worth it. Plus, music by Peter Pan!

Episode 39: CEREMONIES  

Billy and Adam roll out the red carpet for this ceremonial episode. In it, they discuss Adam's bar mitzvah, the rise in barn-themed weddings and take a quick trip to Israel. Plus - music by Phish!

Episode 38: TURNING 30 (w/ Eliot Glazer)  

Eliot Glazer (Broad City, The New Girl) joins us to talk about the perks of turning thirty. Also - middle age vs. old age, how to sell a coffee table book and tales from Eliot and Ilana's childhood TV show. Plus - music from Haunting Renditions!

Episode 37: BACK TO SCHOOL  

Billy and Adam head back to the classroom to relive some of their favorite and most embarrassing memories. Plus - elementary school posters, middle school posers and music from Soul II Soul!

Episode 36: FANTASY FOOTBALL (w/ Chris Wendelken)  

The new host of the HeadGum Fantasy Football League talks about his upcoming show and the fantasy football experience. Topics include - the stress of a season, watching the waiver wire and other tips to help you come in fourth. Plus - music by The Chicago Bears!

Episode 35: SIBLINGS (w/ Amir Blumenfeld)  

Billy and Adam keep it in the family with HeadGum founder, Amir Blumenfeld. In this episode they discuss their brothers, sisters and ideal future siblings. Plus - Amir's first rap, bike riding disasters and music from Mellow Man Ace!

Episode 34: COLLABORATION (w/ Grace Helbig)  

Billy and Adam are joined by comedian and friend, Grace Helbig, to discuss the benefits of working as a team. Plus - tiny pole vaulting, smelly nicknames and a song by Eddie Murphy and Michael Jackson!

Episode 33: THEME PARKS (w/ Matt Gourley)  

This week's guest spent thirteen years working at Disneyland. Now the host of popular podcasts, Pistol Shrimps Radio and Superego, Matt Gourley revisits his time at The Magic Kingdom. Plus - our favorite stunt shows, our least favorite roller coasters and how to get into a football game for free!


Billy and Adam explore their surroundings from inside the HeadGum studio. Boat crashes, survival situations, camping tips and carabiners. If it's outside -- it's on this episode. Plus, music by The Tokens!


For the past 11 years, Billy and Adam have been writing sketch comedy. In this episode, they share what they've learned. Pacing out a show, heightening a scene, finding your voice and much more. Plus, music by The Monkees!

Episode 30: LOS ANGELES (w/ Trevor Einhorn)  

Take a tour of sunny LA with Billy, Adam and their good friend and guest, Trevor Einhorn. In this episode they discuss auditioning for Mad Men, meeting Kobe Bryant and Adam's fear of driving. Plus, the first annual No Joke Emmy's!

Episode 29: PHONES  

Billy and Adam take a break from their phones to do a podcast about phones. In this episode, they discuss 90's cell phones, their current smart phones and what a cracked screen says about you. Plus, music by Snakes!

Episode 28: THE OLYMPICS  

Billy and Adam go for the gold and revisit their favorite Olympic moments. Nancy Kerrigan, Wolves in Sochi, The Dream Team and Zika -- episodes like this happen once every four years. Plus, music by Snakes!

Episode 27: SNL  

Billy spent a year interning at Saturday Night Live. In this episode, we discuss how the show is made, our favorite cast members and the infamous SNL after parties. Plus, music by Frank Sinatra!

Episode 26: PAUL SIMON (w/ Imaginary Future)  

We discuss our favorite living legend, Paul Simon, with musician Jesse Epstein of Imaginary Future. From Graceland to Garfunkel, this episode is all about Paul. Plus, music by Jesse and Kina Grannis!

Episode 25: BIRTHDAYS  

What a gift! It's Adam's birthday! To celebrate - we discuss food fights, mock trials, listener emails and more! Plus, music by Bart Simpson!

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