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Tracee Ellis Ross – “Fridge Tree”

Tracee Ellis Ross of "Black-ish" gives us a joke that is blue and white. She stopped by to tell a story about how she has been doing this comedy thing for a while.


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Corin Tucker – “Insta Gram”

Corin Tucker, one of the dual singer-guitarists of seminal rock band Sleater-Kinney shares a joke about staying connected to family in modern times. They are currently on tour supporting "No Cities to Love," their first new album in a decade.


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Miranda July – “Theadoor”

A joke from a joke book that one two year old thinks is a story book, read by author/autuer Miranda July. After a list of story collections, films, and creative projects, she returns to the show this week to discuss her first novel.


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Thomas Pierce – “Bumpy Walk”

Author Thomas Pierce tells an insightful joke about the consequences of an out-of-date eyeglass prescription. He joins us this week to discuss his new short story collection, "Hall of Small Mammals."


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Joel Edgerton – “Fish Wall”

Australian actor Joel Edgerton's first big Hollywood role was in 2002's "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones." Since then, he's been seen in "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Great Gatsby," and now as King Ramses in "Exodus: Gods and Kings."