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484 Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins  

Jason “Heynong Man” Mantzoukas is back to co-host along Scott on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! They’re joined by intern Gino Lambardo to chat about exploding breakfast, Winnie the Pooh, Talking Tang, and their favorite Billy Joel song of all time. Plus, Musical; Theater host Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to tell us about his musical theater festival and his remake of The Jinx.This episode is brought to you by Capterra (www.capterra.com/BANGBANG), Black Tux (www.blacktux.com/BANGBANG), and Delta Airlines.

109 An Abandoned Puppet Theater w/ CBB Tour Reunion (Scott Aukerman, Neil Campbell, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, Lauren Lapkus)  

Paul F. Tompkins closes out cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are Scott Aukerman, Neil Campbell, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, and Lauren Lapkus reuniting from the Comedy Bang! Bang! Tour. They chat about what’s the most scared they’ve ever been; which includes possible snakes, closet grabs, and unexpected horror moments in comedies. Then they improvise a story set in An Abandoned Puppet Theater. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT), MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT), Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT).

DUMB THINGS YOU THOUGHT AS A KID! MATTHEW TOMPKINS! MORE!  

An amazing Best Show! Phones ring on the topic: DUMB THINGS YOU THOUGHT AS A KID! Matthew Tompkins from the Shout Network calls up to talk about the new TV shows on their Spring line-up! Plus, much much more!

Doing Spont, Our Close Friend  

Sean and Hayes host the show you love with their guest, Paul F. Tompkins This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: HANDBOOK) and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/first).

108 A Small Town Post Office After Hours w/ Big Grande (Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, Drew Tarver)  

Paul F. Tompkins continues cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are Big Grande (Big Grande’s Teacher’s Lounge) Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, and Drew Tarver. They chat about what food item they have consumed the most of in their lifetime, the difficulty Drew's mother has differentiating her son from her husband, and Jon’s most mortifying experience with Dan and Drew at a McDonald’s drive-thru. Then they improvise a story set in A Small Town Post Office After Hours. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!
 This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT), BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT), and Scentbird (www.scentbird.com code: PFT).

293- Paul F. Tompkins  

This week Todd is joined by one of our all-time favorite guests...PAUL F TOMPKINS!

107 An Interstellar Colony Ship w/ Superego (Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville)  

Paul F. Tompkins continues cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are his Superego pals Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, and Mark McConville. They chat about what age they would choose to remain for their entire life, Mark ruining a group photo, and Jeremy turning down an illicit offer in New York City. Then they improvise a story set in An Interstellar Colony Ship. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT).

106 A Parallel Universe (w/ Tim Baltz, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver)  

Paul F. Tompkins kicks off the beginning of cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are his Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ co-stars Tim Baltz, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, and Drew Tarver. They chat about what would be the most valuable item to trade in an apocalypse, their death bed toast choice, and their musical theatre experiences. Then they improvise a story set in A Parallel Universe. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

The Chase - Blackout (11-23-52)  


Blackout (Aired November 23, 1952)
NBC first envisioned The Chase as a new Television feature. This was not uncommon during the later 1940s and early 1950s. Several Radio features straddled both media, with varying success. Developed as a psychological drama, the premise was that many life situations place their subjects in a 'chase' of one type or another. A chase for fame. A chase from peril. A chase to beat the clock. A chase to escape death. The added twist was the question of who is the hunter or the hunted in these situations. The scripts were faced paced, starred quality east coast talent and were well written. The series' plots and themes focused primarily on predominantly fear inducing pursuits of one form or another. Thus most of the scripts were fraught with tension of one type or another. Whether mental tension, physical peril or a mix of both, the abiding theme throughout the series was the the contrasts between the 'hunter' and the 'hunted' in such Life situations. NBC's Television version of The Chase was in production during May 1953. THIS EPISODE: November 23, 1952. NBC network. "Blackout". Sustaining. The title may be incorrect. Am amnesiac trying to discover his past life finds out he was some louse. Don MacLaughlin, Fred Collins (announcer), Fred Weihe (director, transcriber), Joan Tompkins, Lawrence Klee (creator, writer), Linda Watkins, Ned Wever, William Keene. 29:13. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


478 Kristian Bruun, Tatiana Maslany, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus  

Little Orphan Blacks Kristian Bruun and Tatiana Maslany return this week to give the scoop on wrapping their hit show, the state of the Canadian military, and what it takes to get banned from Comic-Con. Then they reunite with man-woman radio combo Chazmin and Sunny to hear about the pair’s summer plans and the five reasons you never give a robot a human heart. Finally, Janice Cramps stops by to run down Scott’s godfather duties and to pick a father for her babies.This episode is brought to you by Fox Searchlight's "Wilson," Black Tux (www.blacktux.com/BANGBANG), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/cbb).

105 Earwolf (w/ Kristen Schaal, Maria Blasucci, Tawny Newsome, Carl Tart)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everybody (including hay eating horses) to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Kristen Schaal of Flight of the Conchords, Bob’s Burgers and The Last Man on Earth! They chat about whether Kristen has ever been arrested, being an undefeated speech and debate champion in school, and how much the concept of the afterlife has changed since she was a child. Paul is then joined by Maria Blasucci, Tawny Newsome, and Carl Tart, to improvise a story set in Earwolf. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/PFT), and MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT).

104 A High-End Boxing Gym (w/ Andrew Ti, Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Tawny Newsome)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and sloths to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist! They chat about what Andrew does for exercise, how almost getting in several bar fights led to him getting glasses, and starting a ping pong club in high school where ping pong was never played. Paul is then joined by Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, and Tawny Newsome, to improvise a story set in A High-End Boxing Gym. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT).

104 A High-End Boxing Gym (w/ Andrew Ti, Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Tawny Newsome)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and sloths to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist! They chat about what Andrew does for exercise, how almost getting in several bar fights led to him getting glasses, and starting a ping pong club in high school where ping pong was never played. Paul is then joined by Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, and Tawny Newsome, to improvise a story set in A High-End Boxing Gym. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT).

103 The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos (w/ Dave Holmes, Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, Zeke Nicholson)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes folks, friends, and customers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is podcaster, TV host, and author Dave Holmes! They chat about what clubs Dave was a part of in high school, how he was able to host a college radio show despite not being a college student, and experiencing an important revelation during an episode of "The Leftovers.". Paul is then joined by Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, and Zeke Nicholson, to improvise a story set in The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: PFT) and Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

103 The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos (w/ Dave Holmes, Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, Zeke Nicholson)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes folks, friends, and customers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is podcaster, TV host, and author Dave Holmes! They chat about what clubs Dave was a part of in high school, how he was able to host a college radio show despite not being a college student, and experiencing an important revelation during an episode of "The Leftovers.". Paul is then joined by Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, and Zeke Nicholson, to improvise a story set in The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: PFT) and Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

Wild Things  

In this week's episode, we travel to Latin America to hear from two of the world's most ambitious and outspoken eco-pioneers. Kris Tompkins, the ex-CEO of Patagonia clothing, explains why she moved to South America in the early 1990s to embark on one of the biggest conservation projects of all time with her husband, Doug. Her story is one of unbridled ambition and untimely tragedy. First, our own Rough Guides author Shafik Meghji travels to the Rara Avis Reserve in Costa Rica. Here, he meets the visionary Amos Bien, one of the founding fathers of "ecotourism" as we know it today.

102 The Red Carpet at the Oscars (w/ Merrin Dungey, Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, Nyima Funk)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone for some tough love time on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Merrin Dungey of Conviction and HBO’s Big Little Lies! They chat about Merrin's last great meal (and who she was with and what they talked about), murderer sharks, and inevitably ending up at Cheesecake Factory. Paul is then joined by Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, and Nyima Funk, to improvise a story set at The Red Carpet at the Oscars. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: PFT).

102 The Red Carpet at the Oscars (w/ Merrin Dungey, Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, Nyima Funk)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone for some tough love time on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Merrin Dungey of Conviction and HBO’s Big Little Lies! They chat about Merrin's last great meal (and who she was with and what they talked about), murderer sharks, and inevitably ending up at Cheesecake Factory. Paul is then joined by Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, and Nyima Funk, to improvise a story set at The Red Carpet at the Oscars. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: PFT).

474 Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Paul F. Tompkins  

"Love"-ers Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust join Scott to talk about grilling auditionees for their show and why fire hydrants belong in the New No-Nos. Plus, children's entertainer Big Chunky Bubbles returns to discuss his favorite chowders and the proper methods of meat sculpting. Finally, the gang plays the Comedy Bang Bang Dating Game to see which of the lucky men makes the perfect husband for Gillian. This episode is sponsored by HBO's "Jerrod Carmichael: 8," Seeso (www.seeso.com code: BANGBANG), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/cbb), and JackThreads.

101 Burmese Therapist Office: Live from SF SketchFest (w/ Busy Philipps, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen of San Francisco and the world to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at San Francisco SketchFest 2017! This week, Paul’s special return and first 3-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Principals! They chat about whether or not Busy considers herself a “bad girl,”  the unusual way Busy found her therapist,, and teaching children about the weirdness that they may come across on the internet. Paul is then joined by Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in a Burmese Therapist Office. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Photos by Greg Garth.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT), Crashing on HBO, MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT), and Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT).

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