What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber.
It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story).
Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a raucous, vulgar and warm-hearted romp that will probably leave you a better person. And will certainly make you dumber.
Jenny Jaffe joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jordan is still haunted by a poster he saw in The Little Things, the hardbound "first edition" of The Illiad the student gives Jennifer Lopez in The Boy Next Door, and the true makeup of Wario sauce. Plus, Jordan quizzes the hell out of Jenny and Jesse.
Christopher Hastingsjoins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's recent chonky three-wick candle disappointment, how Howard the Duck factors into a Marvel character Chris helped create named Gwenpool, and the story of how Chris's Pomeranian named Commissioner Gordon fought for the title of New York's Cutest Dog (and a million dollars).
Jahara James joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about what's it's like to destroy Calamity Ganon in Zelda Breath of the Wild because ALL THREE people on this week's show have accomplished that very task, pop culture from childhood that doesn't seem like it actually existed, and mini-fridges for your skincare products.
Rhea Butcher joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the hottest movie take Jordan has ever heard, the rich aficionados who keep kaiju action figure makers in business, and the sandwich Jesse wants named after him at the deli that names sandwiches after NPR hosts.
Carlye Wisel joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion about Jordan's latest targeted Instagram ads, Jesse's major video game accomplishment of beating Zelda, and Carlye's latest quarantine gambit - learning to play chess. Plus, we take some calls from an old friend that could change the show forever.
Guy Branum joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about how the true test of big strong action stars is a movie where they try to raise children, the recent sea shanty crazy on the internet, and the new remake of Jesse's favorite show All Creatures Great and Small. Plus listeners call in to their own segments we've never done on the show.
Joel Kim Booster joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's status as the bad boy of the Culver City Plunge, the cat-centric side quests in the new Final Fantasy remake, how it feels when your therapist gets a ring light, and the dubious, fever-dreamlike filmography of Burt Reynolds.
Alison Becker (Parks and Rec) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the dramatic and high-pressure video requests Alison has gotten since she joined Cameo, a quiz game from Jordan to see who can guess the going rate of a variety of celebrities on Cameo, and a vital deliberation of the 2021 Power Slogan that we'll no doubt need to help us get through this upcoming year.
Blaine Capatch (Nerd Poker Podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Boba Fett's real voice, a shocking manger scene that Jordan saw on one of his bullshit walks, and how the current toy landscape for kids is basically a surveillance state. Plus, Blaine lets us in on his go-to singing hologram to reference in bits.
Ben Harrison (Greatest Generation podcast, Friendly Fire podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a Walton Noggins celebration! They talk Free Willy sequels, Star Trek horniness, and of course, nog. Ben makes three Noggins cocktails on air and gives us his pick for the official Jordan, Jesse, Go! Walton Noggins drink.