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Thomas Middleditch Shows Off His Nerd Range

Improviser, actor, and all-around funny fellow Thomas Middleditch earned an Emmy nomination for playing Richard Hendricks, the hero of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." The show launches its fourth season on April 23. Listen as actor chats with Rico about the commercialization of nerd culture, the startup investment tips he's picked up from working on the tech comedy series, and more.


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Jason Jones Relives the Terrors of Moving to New York City

Jason Jones was a correspondent for "The Daily Show." Now, he plays the patriarch of the Parker family on the TBS comedy "The Detour." He tells a tale of how one misheard letter almost led to an unexpected visit from a lady of the night.


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RuPaul: ‘We’re God Playing Dress Up. That’s What Drag Is About’

Each week you send in your questions about how to behave and here to answer them this week is RuPaul. The most famous drag queen chats about the new season of "Drag Race" and the importance of mentors in the LGBTQ community, then he puts picky eaters and PDA-obsessed couples on notice.


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Rachel Bloom Gives us Some Not-So-Crazy Advice

Each week, you send in your questions about how to behave, and here to answer them this time around is actor, writer, and musical number belter-outer Rachel Bloom. The Golden Globe winner and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star shares the secrets to making a musical show before diving into our listener questions on "Google stalking" and public sing-a-longs.


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Brit Marling Meditates on Life and (Near) Death in ‘The OA’

Brit Marling first attracted some attention when two movies she co-wrote and starred in premiered at Sundance in the same year. In her latest project, the Netflix drama "The OA," Brit plays Prairie, a blind woman who goes missing for years, then reappears with her sight restored, harboring secrets. She talks with Brendan about the cosmic questions in her art, emotional anthropology, and coral reefs.


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Cristela Alonzo Gives Us Some ‘Lower Classy’ Advice

After chatting with us about her upcoming Netflix standup special and explaining the story of why the sight of Girl Scouts struck fear into her mother's heart, the comedian stuck around to answer our few of our listeners' etiquette questions on dealing with persnickety aunts and explains why there is no expiration date on getting even.


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Mackenzie Davis Worries About the Next ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’

Actor Mackenzie Davis plays the punk rock coding genius Cameron in the AMC series "Halt and Catch Fire." Her latest film is called "Always Shine." It's both a psychological thriller and a look at the sexist pressures of Hollywood. She talks with Brendan about the gender stories featured in the film and the trend of female characters that seem to be a little too perfect.


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Demi Adejuyigbe’s 3 Reasons to Watch ‘Gilmore Girls’

In a couple of weeks one of TV's most beloved recent dramas is getting a reboot on Netflix. The show is "Gilmore Girls." The revival, consisting of four 90-minute episodes, premieres on the November 25th on Netflix. So, to educate our hosts about the show and to attempt to get non-viewers excited about it, we enlisted the help of Demi Adejuyigbe, co-host of the hit podcast "Gilmore Guys."


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Kyle Kinane’s Guide to Getting Loose

Kyle Kinane has earned a following with gravel-voiced, self-deprecating stories, often about what he ate or drank-- or wished he didn't. He's appeared on Netflix in Judd Apatow's series "Love," and you can also hear him on Comedy Central, where he's their voice-over announcer. His new special premieres on that channel on Oct. 15. It's called "Loose In Chicago." This week, he teaches us how we can find serenity in grocery store aisles, conspiracy theorists, and more.