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Episode 109: The Icebreaker Episode (2nd Ed.)

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Our 2nd Annual All-Joke Show!/DPD

Back by popular demand, it’s another all-star, all-icebreaker show: Almost every joke we’ve aired in the last year, collected in one convenient podcast. Patton Oswalt, Miranda July, Spike Jonze, Lemmy and many, many more regale you with miniature tales of animals in bars, drummers in hell and dumb dictators. It’s a veritable feast of corn and cheese. Enjoy…

The Jokes and their Tellers

“Transcendental Jokes” – Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls

“Are Your Parents Home?” – Actor, author and comic Patton Oswalt

“Armies” – Stuart McLamb of The Love Language

“Deaf Duck” – rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson

“Ill-mannered Lobster” – David Gedge of The Wedding Present

“Xtreme Dier” – comic Rebecca Addelman

“Hitler’s Drinking Problem” – parodist laureate “Weird Al” Yankovic

“Walking Into A Bar” – acclaimed author and filmmaker Marisa Silver

“Bar Food” – Walt McClements of the Twin Cities’ Dark Dark Dark

“Eats, Waits, and Orders” – Jason Rhein of New Orleans’ Rotary Downs

“Duck Nails” – Jennifer Egan, winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction

“Eye Hook” – singer/songwriter Henry Wolfe

“Canine Avenger” – “The Ice Storm” author Rick Moody

“Blue Collar Canine” – Jonathan Ryland a.k.a. The Capital One Viking

“Like a Moth to The Chiropractor” – David Hidalgo of Los Lobos

“Schizo Tents” – street artist and HOPE poster creator Shepard Fairey

“I Can See Clearly” – rap scholar and XXL Senior Writer Peter Relic

“The Sarcastic Patient” – comedian’s comedian Paul F. Tompkins

“P.B. & G” – director Clay Weiner

“Tractor Trip” – filmmaker Spike Jonze

“Henny Youngman Fan” – Playwright (and father of Rico) Frank Gagliano

“Let’s Get Started” – Former Vice Magazine editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson

“Damned Drummer” – Chris Frantz, drummer of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club

“The Other Side” – guitarist Billy McLaughlin

“Nashville Songwriter” – Nashville songwriter Tristen

“Aggie Grammar” – Texan indie film hero (and occasional Hollywood blockbuster helmer) Richard Linklater

“Brezhnev” – “Absurdistan” author Gary Shteyngart

“Rebel Roads” – award-winning writer Dinaw Mengestu

“Les Bleus” – Top Chef Master and “Impresario of pop-up dining” Ludo Lefebvre

“Speaking Spirish” – Gaeilge singer-songwriter Julie Feeney

“Irish Sitters” – bestselling “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” author Ransom Riggs

“It’s Dark In Here” – Orange Prize-winning author Tea Obreht

“The Secret to Comedy” – “How to Live Safely In a Science-Fictional Universe” author Charles Yu

“Self-help” – writer T.C. Boyle

“Your Money’s Worth” – Eisner Award-winning “Maakies” cartoonist Tony Millionaire

“Three Types” – Humorist Taylor Orci

“Parrot Prayers” – Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

“The Carpenter in Heaven” – Lemmy of Motorhead

“The Tomato Family” – Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal

“Sounds Like A Parrot” – author Emma Straub

“Golden Soup” – jewelry designer Annie Costello Brown

“Halloween Cake” – Matt Elkin, with backup from his bandmates in The So So Glos

“Too Dear” – Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy

“Ear Drops” – Tim Walker, “chief instigator” of The Grilled Cheese Invitational

“Lunar Dining” – rocker and ex-Wedding Present bassist Terry de Castro

“Bed Head” – Vahram Mateosian, tailor to the stars

“Crybaby” – film and TV super-documentarian Morgan Spurlock

“Cow!” – “The Metropolis Case” author Matthew Gallaway

“Sam and Janet” – artist, writer and filmmaker Miranda July

“Skinny Dipping Panther” – Chaz Bundick, a.k.a. Toro Y Moi

“Club Seal” – artist and filmmaker Tim Burton

Music in this week’s show:

The Sea and Cake – “The Argument”

Dmitri Kabalevsky – “Comedians – Intermezzo” (BBC Philharmonic, Vasily Sinaisky, conductor)