Baby Geniuses

Lindy West / Nate Fernald

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Baby Geniuses
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Lindy West
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Nate Fernald

Hello babies!

Maybe this is actually our five year anniversary show? I’m a little confused. Anyways, Emily celebrated a different anniversary recently by staying at the Disneyland hotel and accomplishing the impossible: eating the correct amount of edibles. Lisa recently watched The Craft (1996) and got nightmares. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Frozen Dead Guy Days," an annual celebration held in the town of Nederland, Colorado, to loosely celebrate the 1994 discovery of the cryonic statecorpse of Bredo Morstoel. We welcome Lindy West, who has the very continental Gilbert's Syndrome. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Hollywood's #1 party boy Chud Cubner.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Lindy West
Nate Fernald

Eliot Glazer / Jake Regal

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Baby Geniuses
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Eliot Glazer
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Jake Regal

Hello babies!

It’s our five year anniversary episode! Won’t you come celebrate with us? The traditional five year anniversary gift is wood. We’re registered at iTunes, please give us a five star review and just leave us your favorite kind of wood (mahogany, birch, etc). No gross jokes please! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Cobra Effect." This is surprisingly not about a Steven Segal movie! We welcome Eliot Glazer, who watches The View more than anyone really should. On Expert Hour, we are joined by fan favorite guest Jacob Jasmine to give us more etiquette tips.  

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Eliot Glazer
Jake Regal

Demi Adejuyigbe / Brad Morris

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Baby Geniuses
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Demi Adejuyigbe
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Brad Morris

Hello babies!

Emily is doing some shows in Texas this week! If you’re in the general vicinity of Texas make it a point to check her out and let her make you laugh! Is the brown noise real? On that note, when was the last time you laughed so hard you peed your pants? Was it this decade? Have you ever made someone pee their Levi’s? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Margaret Howe Lovatt,” a volunteer naturalist from Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, who took part in a NASA-funded research project in which she attempted to teach a dolphin named Peter to understand and mimic human speech. She used some unconventional methods in attempt to achieve her goal. We welcome Demi Adejuyigbe, who tells us the tale of Lincoln’s grave robbers. On Expert Hour, we are joined by brand consultant James Courtneay-Breadwich. 

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Demi Adejuyigbe
Brad Morris

Nick Thune / Becky Robinson

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Baby Geniuses
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Nick Thune
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Becky Robinson

Hello babies!

Have you seen Emily on tour this summer? Go do it if you live near a city! Have you bought a Ban Chunch shirt yet? Go buy one, unless you live somewhere that doesn’t have a post office. In that case, you probably have other things to worry about. On today’s episode, we struggle with impulse control. Also, we answer a difficult question from a listener. On Wiki of the Week, we read the section from the Wikipedia page for “Squatting Position,” titled, “Hunkerin’.” It was so popular it was suggested to world leaders to solve their problems! We welcome Nick Thune, who just got off tour with Emily. He has a really fun early career story about working in reality TV. On Expert Hour, we are joined by fast food refrigeration expert Tony Jacaloni-Stein.

Zach Sherwin / Sean Keane

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Baby Geniuses
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Zach Sherwin
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Sean Keane

Hello babies!

First things first: Go buy a Chunch shirt and go see Emily on tour this summer! lisahanawalt.threadless.com and emilyheller.tumblr.com respectively. On today’s episode, Lisa has a frustrating online purchase experience. Also on today’s episode, Emily has a frustrating customer service experience. On Chunch Chat, Martha has been doing some garden tours and showing off Banchunch. Emily gives Lisa a Chunch themed gift. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Curse of the Colonel,” which refers to an urban legend regarding a reputed curse placed on the Japanese Kansai-based Hanshin Tigers baseball team by deceased KFC founder and mascot Colonel Harland Sanders. We welcome Zach Sherwin, who has a fun KFC connection. On Expert Hour, we are joined by professional paid protestor Winston James.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Zach Sherwin
Sean Keane

Andrew Ti / Jon Daly

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Baby Geniuses
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Andrew Ti
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Jon Daly

Hello babies!

Summer is in full effect! Emily overdid it at Disney’s California Adventure and threw up, which ranks as the third most interesting thing to do at Disney's California Adventure. Lisa has a hot take on Josh Gadd and Ed Sheeran. Can they really be as bad as we want them to be? Also on the episode, we discuss the rules of karaoke and which fictional characters (specifically animated) were the most horny-inducing. On Chunch Chat, Lisa made some Banchunch shirts! Go buy one at lisahanawalt.threadless.com . On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Lapland New Forest,” which was a Christmas-themed park that existed for a brief period in December 2008, near Ringwood, Hampshire, UK. The park really captures the disappointment that a lot of people feel during the holidays. We welcome Andrew Ti, who spends a lot of time arguing with creationists and racists online. On Expert Hour, we are joined by television superstar and author Kelsey Grammer.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Andrew Ti
Jon Daly

Jen D'Angelo / Erin Whitehead

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Jen D'Angelo
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Erin Whitehead

Hello babies!

And a special hello to all you fans of Frasier out there! There are at least three references to our favorite show. See if you can find them all, or if I missed any! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS: Emily visited The Thing, an Arizona roadside attraction. If you don’t want to know what The Thing is, please fast forward. On Chunch Chat, we not only celebrate the return of Banchunch, but his victory in the Pleasure Class at the Bedford Riding Lanes Association BRLA! We’re just happy to hear that he’s alive. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Balloonfest ’86,” a 1986 event in which the United Way of Cleveland in Ohio set a world record by releasing almost one and a half million balloons. People died. We welcome Jen D’Angelo, who has great taste in media. She is a huge fan of the film “Rat Race” (2001) and TV’s “Friends.” On Expert Hour, we are joined by recent high school grad and movie buff Meghan Murphy, who has great taste in movies and unfortunate taste in older men.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Jen D'Angelo
Erin Whitehead

Alison Leiby / Kristen Studard

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Baby Geniuses
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Alison Leiby
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Kristen Studard

Hello babies!

On today’s episode, Emily and Lisa answer YOUR questions! That is, if you are one of the people who asked us a question via Twitter the day we recorded this episode. If you aren’t, maybe you can pretend that one of the questions they answer is your own. Use your imagination! On Chunch Chat, there is no new Chunch news. Don’t worry, it’s always darkest before the dawn. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Fartons,” confectionery sweets typical of the Valencian town of Alboraya, Spain. If anyone knows where to get some fartons in the LA area, let us know. They look incredible. We welcome Alison Leiby, who knows a bunch about crows. They are super smart, and super scary. She also talks about an experimental surgery that saved her life. On Expert Hour, we are joined by hyperprolific songwriter Barbara Dingman.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Alison Leiby
Kristen Studard

Megan Gailey / Dan Klein

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Baby Geniuses
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Megan Gailey
Guests: 
Dan Klein

Hello babies!

Emily has a fantasy about telling a skater off and shares a new piece of fan art inspired jewelry. Lisa is disgusted and intrigued by a stranger/new friend. On Chunch Chat, we are now months into a Chunch drought. We have some fun consolation Martha news. On Wiki of the Week, we read the WIkipedia Page for “Virgin Boy Egg,” a delicacy from Dongyang, China. These eggs are boiled in- you guessed it - boy urine! We welcome Megan Gailey, who is a lifetime fan of the Indianapolis Colts. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Ricky Martin, a freelance self driving car programmer with great practical experience.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Megan Gailey
Dan Klein

Amy Aniobi / Allen Strickland Williams

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Baby Geniuses
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Amy Aniobi
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Allen Strickland Williams

Hello babies!

Emily is on tour, if you live somewhere in the US check if she’s coming to your town soon! Maybe she’ll even autograph a zine for you? Lisa is on hiatus from work so she has taken up weaving. On Chunch Chat, there is still no new Chunch news. We are suffering from the throes of Chunch withdrawal and no basket house or peafowl will feed our need. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Office Assistant,” better known as the infamous Clippy from Microsoft Office. We welcome Amy Aniobi, who shares the beautiful story of her parents’ semi-arranged marriage. I promise it is very sweet and will remind you how love is something you have to work at. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Dirke Foote, a resident of Florida.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Amy Aniobi
Allen Strickland Williams

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