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#25 'Paul F. Tompkins, The Mayor of Podcastland'  

Comedian and actor Paul F. Tompkins joins Brittany to discuss his prolific podcasting career. Also, Paul explains why he loves playing characters and hates "lazy comedy."

**Warning, this episode contains adult language**

Episode #25 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

Comedy Bang Bang, "Episode 303: Puttering Around"

Comedy Bang Bang, "Episode 31: Happy Black Friday"

Ice-T: Final Level, "Episode 2: Coco's Butt, the Secret to Success & Advice for Bieber"

Comedy Bang Bang, "Episode 91: Garry Marshall Presents"

Spontaneanation, "Episode 0: Paul F. Tompkins Presents Spontaneanation"

Spontaneanation, "Episode 68: Paris with Nathan Lee Graham"

Mental Illness Happy Hour, "Episode 34: Paul F. Tompkins"

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Kate Parkinson-Morgan, Sarah Abdurrahman, Rose Reid and Brittany Luse.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Peter Clowney.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

Additional music in the show was by TakStar.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw and Bobby Lord.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

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#160 Tompkins Square Park  

Central Park has frequently been called 'the people's park," but we think Tompkins Square Park may have a better claim to that title.  From its inception, this East Village recreational spot -- named for Vice President Daniel D Tompkins -- has catered to those who might not have felt welcome in other New York parks. Carved from the marshy area of Peter Stuyvesant's old farm, Tompkins Square immediately reflected the personality of German immigrants who moved here, calling it Der Weisse Garten.  With large immgratns groups came rallies and demands for improved working conditions, leading to more than a number of altercations with the police in the 19th century. Progressives introduced playgrounds here, and Robert Moses changed the very shape of Tompkins Square.  But the most radical transformation here took place starting in the late 1950s, with the introduction of 'hippie' culture and infusion of youth and music. By the 1980s, the park became known not only for embodying the spirit of the East Village through punk music and drag shows, but also as a haven for the homeless.  Clashes with police echoed the altercation that happened here one century before.  The park still maintains a curfew left over from the strife of the late 1980s. FEATURING:  Lillian Wald, the Grateful Dead, Charlie Parker, Lady Bunny ... and Chevy Chase? 

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It's sherry time! In this episode of Arthur - the big 10! - it's back to the Skype machine for a nice conversation with funnyman Paul F. Tompkins. We talk about his new standup special Laboring Under Delusions, what it's like being a guest on lots and lots of podcasts, the difference between standup and sketch, working on Mr. Show, how social media is really cool!, and other stuff. Paul is one of the funniest guys around, and if you're not familiar with his work, what is wrong with you and frankly how have you found this podcast without knowing about it.

Small audio disclaimer: I have a new mic and a new mixer board, and I don't really know how to use them yet, so my audio sounds slightly off. Also, Skype decided to mess with the quality of Paul's voice towards the end of our conversation. I don't know why. But it's not that bad, honestly.

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Paul's new comedy special, Laboring Under Delusions, is available on DVD and on iTunes. If you have Comedy Central you can also watch it there. Buy Paul's albums Impersonal and Freak Wharf from AST Records. Listen to Paul's podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast. Follow Paul on twitter and tumblr

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TDF Ep 5 - Paul F. Tompkins and Janie Haddad Tompkins  

Paul F. Tompkins is a great stand up comic and actor and OBVIOUS accessory dork. As long as I've known him, he has always been a snappy dresser. I thought his wife was a "magic dork" but we will find out - because, Paul's wife, an actress and lovely human being herself, Janie Haddad (Tompkins for family purposes) has a love of the unknown perk. A perk you didn't know was there... hence her love of LA's Magic Castle and other restaurants and bars and venues that are little known gems out in the world. We talk of these things... and fashion. It's a good one - enjoy. Credits:Mike Ruekberg  did the intro and outro music (that Mexican Hat Dance just makes me happy to listen to, so I'm closing the show with it for now). Patrick Brady, friend of comedy and TDF knows how to use audio software and fixed the audio. I'm hoping to learn how to do it myself, but he said he LIKES doing it. So thank you and FUN!

34. Paul F. Tompkins (Comedian) – A Tiny, Cosmic Threat  

Shockingly well-dressed comedian Paul F. Tompkins, host of Spontaneanation and the television show No, You Shut Up! joins host Jason Gots for improvised singing and conversation on subjects ranging from supervillains to presidential debates.

Also! We debut our amazing new theme song from the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

IWTT Classic: There Will Be Blood with Paul F. Tompkins  

Matt Gourley digs back into the classic I Was There Too vault to bring out the very first episode with the King of Podcasting Paul F. Tompkins. Paul F. Tompkins joins Matt to discuss his role as Mr. Prescott in the film There Will Be Blood. Paul tells us how he got to know Paul Thomas Anderson through the Largo comedy scene and about the strange noises Daniel Day-Lewis makes in between takes. Plus, Matt talks about the people who were originally cast in There Will Be Blood in a segment called I Wasn’t There Too.

IWTT Classic: There Will Be Blood with Paul F. Tompkins  

Matt Gourley digs back into the classic I Was There Too vault to bring out the very first episode with the King of Podcasting Paul F. Tompkins. Paul F. Tompkins joins Matt to discuss his role as Mr. Prescott in the film There Will Be Blood. Paul tells us how he got to know Paul Thomas Anderson through the Largo comedy scene and about the strange noises Daniel Day-Lewis makes in between takes. Plus, Matt talks about the people who were originally cast in There Will Be Blood in a segment called I Wasn’t There Too.

75: The Great Wits/Thrilling Adventure Hour Crossover with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster and Rhett Miller: Too Much For Radio  

We had such a great time taping our show with Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Weird Al Yankovic, and Rhett Miller that we lost track of ourselves and made way too much material for the radio. So we are sharing this bonus material as an extra TOO MUCH FOR RADIO episode. Hear Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster battle Rhett Miller for “Weird Al” Yankovic’s affection. Check out the new #1 single, Guacamole Heart. And swoon to Rhett’s croons.

EXTRASODE: A Phone Call For Mr. Tompkins  

From The Paul F. Tompkins Show 10th Anniversary Special: "A Phone Call For Mr. Tompkins," featuring Brian Whalen.

Paul F. Tompkins - Part 2  

Oh hi! It's part two of the special two-parts-in-one-week episode of ARIYNBF featuring your and my favorite Paul F. Tompkins! (Those other Paul F. Tompkins don't even compare.)

Douglas Tompkins - Ein Millionär kauft Natur  

Von Karl-Ludolf Hübener. SWR2 Wissen vom 23.04.2012. | Von Karl-Ludolf Hübener. SWR2 Wissen vom 23.04.2012. Die einen halten ihn für einen Strohmann Washingtons, das hinter kostbarem Süßwasser her sei, andere preisen ihn als Wohltäter der Natur. Beseelt von der "tiefen Ökologie" hat der ehemalige Hippie und nordamerikanische Multimillionär Douglas Tompkins die Dollars aus dem Verkauf seines nordamerikanischen Textilkonzerns "Esprit" in ein Projekt gesteckt, das gemäßigte Regenwälder im Süden Chiles schützt. Im Naturreservat "Parque Pumalin" breiten sich artenreiche Urwälder mit tausendjährigen Alerce-Bäumen aus, vor dem Hintergrund von schneebedeckten Vulkanen, Gletschern und tief in die Berge geschnittenen Fjorden. Tompkins bewahrte das Gebiet vor einem Schicksal, das schon vielen Wäldern Chiles widerfahren ist: Abholzen und stattdessen Baumplantagen anlegen. Kein Wunder, dass Holzkonzerne nicht gerade zu seinen Freunden zählen.

Episode 37 the Return of Paul F Tompkins  

Paul F Tompkins returns! Jimmy's the leader. Twitter is explained to Jimmy. We wonder if it's OK for your therapist to fall asleep... In the middle of your session. Todd also begs for an intern. Don't miss Best Week Ever with Paul F Tompkins returning Friday April 10th on VH1.

Paul F. Tompkins, Joey Kern, Josh Gondelman and Trey Galyon guest  

Live from the NerdMelt Showroom in LA, Doug welcomes Paul F. Tompkins, Joey Kern, Josh Gondelman and Trey Galyon to the show.

Harry Dean Stanton, Paul F. Tompkins and Jen Kirkman guest  

Doug welcomes legendary actor Harry Dean Stanton, along with comedians Paul F. Tompkins and Jen Kirkman to the show. (This is a rebroadcast of an episode originally released on August 28, 2013.)

119 - KFC with Paul F. Tompkins  

The ‘boys welcome Paul F. Tompkins (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Spontaneanation) to review a cornerstone of fast food eateries: KFC. Together they discuss Pennsylvania eats, Mitch’s Bostonian dialect, and opinions on the colonel himself before deciding if the chain belongs on your bucket list. Plus, a special Mac attack edition of The Leftovers.

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124 Jury Deliberations (w/ Ira Glass, Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique, Craig Cackowski)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone who can hear his voice on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is This American Life host and producer Ira Glass! They chat about what memory from Ira’s childhood he wishes he could change, not getting the point of drinking alcohol until he turned 30, and becoming involved with the rerelease of The Adventures of Chickenman. Paul is then joined by Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique, and Craig Cackowski, to improvise a story set in Jury Deliberations. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Paul F. Tompkins will be in Detroit this weekend for the Detroit Improv Festival! Check out DIF's full schedule to see when PFT and some of your favorite Spontaneanation improvisors will be improvising!http://www.detroitimprovfestival.org/schedule.htmlThis episode is brought to you by RiffTrax (www.fathomevents.com/RiffTraxDoctorWho), Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

TS297: Women CEOs, Noah's Gay Ark, Guest Paul F. Tompkins  

This week, Erin gives her take on the scarcity of women CEOs, and Bryan shares a story about a Noah's Ark exhibit that leads them to ask: who owns the rainbow? Then, they welcome comedian, actor, and podcast host Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) to talk about finding his fashion in dress codes, performing voices for dogs, and his feelings about "Dunkirk." Plus, they swap most-hated words and play a rapid-fire game of Shade or No Shade.

1. Shrugging Destiny (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)  

In the premiere episode of OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino welcome guest Paul F. Tompkins to the stage in the brand new musical "SHRUGGING DESTINY". With the sure-to-be classic songs "Put Yourself First", "No One Wants To Eat At Chipotle", "Dang Dang Dang", and more, you'll be listening to this show over and over again. 

Best Show Bests #69 - Matthew Tompkins Talks About Some New Shows on the Shout! Network  

New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Matthew Tompkins talks about some new shows on the Shout! Network.

489 Kulap Vilaysack, Paul F. Tompkins, Tim Baltz, Dan Ahdoot, Mandell Maughan, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver  

The cast and crew of Seeso’s Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ returns on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Kulap Vilaysack, Paul F. Tompkins, Dan Ahdoot, Drew Tarver, Mandell Maughan, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Tim Baltz are in the studio ready to give listeners the elevator pitch of the show and talk about what to look for in the new season. Plus, Orph Bergentrack and The Bergentrack Family Familial Band stop by to sing some songs!This episode is brought to you by I’m Dying Up Here on Showtime, Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), Lyft (www.lyft.com/BANGBANG), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/CBB).

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