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How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner

In which Julie Klausner asks guests how their week was, and also we learn stuff and have fun.
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Aug 21, 2015

Shelley Winters! Fudge! Ben Harper!

This week The Fat Jewish steals my bit about not being able to pronounce “Cathy Guisewite."

We then discuss two very well documented sets of debates: The Gore Vidal/William F. Buckley Jr. debates of ’68 AND The first Real Housewives of New York reunion episode.

All this and two episodes of Difficult People commentary with Scott King? YUP.

Aug 8, 2015
Are you a DJ listening to this podcast at your local HEROIN MCDONALD’S? One can only hope.
 
This week we explore the delicacy of eggs, the lack of a limit on sensitivity, and you get commentary on TWO episodes of DIFFICULT PEOPLE.
 
A tip of the bangs to the fine people (and geese) at Planned Parenthood!
Jul 17, 2015

This week we have a post-birthday discussion of GRACE & FRANKIE & SKINNY COWS!

In other news, Billy Joel took a new virgin sacrifice for his very own use. Mazel Tov!

Hey, do you watch Celebrity Family Feud? You do now.

And finally.. do cats like the saxophone? "Not really."

Ariana Grande hates America!

Jul 3, 2015

THIS IS A POST BAGELS BIRTHDAY EPISODE!

Today we discover the FLAVOR of loneliness!

We also discuss the importance of Larry Kramer and other things on HBO GO, most of which are terrifying to all humans.

Happy birthday, me!

Jun 19, 2015

This week we sit with my baby Jimmy Jazz (or "Jerry") as he recovers from a big visit to the dentist. Don't worry, he's HIGH AS A KITE.

We also discuss the inner "we" and visit the world's least intuitive clairvoyant for a SPELL.

Our guest this week is the fabulous and fantastic Robin Lord Taylor from GOTHAM. Arms and legs inside the car at all times, kids!

May 29, 2015

This week your old pal Julie is grappling with the super relatable problems of a person with their own TV SHOW!

Can a person get a service dog to help manage their social anxiety?

There is also some musings on spa culture and the psychological cost of dieting.

Come with me ladies, it's time for lunch. Bring your hat!

May 22, 2015

We made it to show number 200! Hurray!

This week we said goodbye to Letterman. Not Hurray! We also said goodbye to Mad Men! Eh.

We’ll talk to Chris “Spoony” Spooner about our thought crimes about Thought Crimes (the Cannibal Cop movie) and Thomas Middleditch about his show Silicon Valley.

So get on your Robin Wright sleepwear and pack the cucumber water for episode 200!

Apr 24, 2015

This week we discuss the upcoming unveiling of DIFFICULT PEOPLE and exactly how Krave cereal fits into that.

We also cement our collective hatred of Frank Sinatra and his lazy brand of terrible humanity.

On a similar note, we touch on the Cannibal Cop's current goings on and Phyllis Schlafly, both of whom are terrifying.

Hurray for Pig! (Rihanna's animated cat, not the other kind.)

Apr 10, 2015

This week we tear through piss culture, pig culture, and piss-pig culture through FX’s THE COMEDIANS. Then Julie is attacked over some tweets about all-around-bad-president Ronald Reagan by TWITCHY conservatives.


Marvin Hamlisch is an American Master who was a real HAM and whose friends also describe him through food. Also, Penn Jillette's on a tricycle-starvation diet and it’s just is bad for science.

Congratulations on your Mark Twain Award, Eddie Murphy.
GOD BLESS ALL GAY PEOPLE!

Apr 3, 2015

Hallelujah! She has risen!

We're back AGAIN! Your ol' pal Julie & Co., here to celebrate Zabar's and mourn all fallen Fashion Police officers.

Guilana Rancic kicks off spring cleaning by revealing all her victimhoods and my bulding keeps it going by bidding farewell to my old idiot neighbor and his racist dog and stupid classic rock band.

Next we touch on the excess of comedy journalism and how embarrassing HOBBIES truly are. All in all a great week! A good Friday to you, indeed!

Mar 27, 2015
It's 2015 now! Time flies when you're on hiatus making a TV SHOW! This week we're playing catch up on all the events that have transpired since we last spoke. There is so much.
 
Robert Durst's star has risen.  Into the Woods gave us musical splendor and Lady Gaga cleared her throat. We also clarify the single exciting and new thing about Going Clear and the important distinction in scale between Kat Von D and a California forest fire.
 
Then some questions from you people! The listen-airs! Don't call it a comeback, call it The Comeback.
Dec 27, 2014

Happy Jew Year! We’re back with an episode starring JOHN SAFRAN, whose book God’ll Cut You Down is a True Crime blockbuster, and an official selection of the HWYW Book club!

Also-tales of a very big blender, a review of the ANNIE REMAKE, Julianne Moore’s Christmas Party and why she will win an Oscar, and why you should never take a break.

Nov 28, 2014

Gobble gobble! This week's guest is our pal JODI LENNON! Enjoy as two old pals catch up about everything under the sun.

Plus: why Julie has been a little MIA, when do be worried about Cher, Mazel Tov to Star and Chuckles Manson, giving up on the RHOBH and a lot about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Happy Black Metal Friday! Hail satan.

Nov 14, 2014

AMAZING NEWS! Our pal KATIE NOTOPOLOUS is back! Katie, newly-initiated member of The Guest Hall Of Fame, is here to explain GamerGate, be over Bronies, and talk about the time she made the adult baby community angry at her.

Plus, Julie has a revelation about Ryan Murphy and his indecisiveness, Jamie Jazz is on strike!,people who were very angry about Julie’s stupid “Mail Chimp” joke and how it was apparently xenophobic, Kim Kardashian’s disproportionately tiny little mossy swamp mound, and the nostalgic horrors of The Wiz. Plus: Nazi Porn curiosity and why it’s not ladylike to use a porn site’s search engine! And HOW TO HIDE UNDER A BOWL! 

Nov 7, 2014
Hi! This week’s guest is SADIE STEIN, who is here to talk to us about how fucked up it is that dolls can’t get decent medical care in Manhattan anymore, the plot of ANNABELLE, amazing things she has overheard on the street from weirdos, and a CRUCIAL story about an older man who finally got to live his dream. And it’s not a common dream, but it’s something everybody needs to hear and think about. 
 
Also! Julie has seen BODY DOUBLE and she’s very upset, and don’t even get her started about THE TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE! Plus: What a talk show hosted by Twisty the Clown would sound like, how Brett Ratner directed actors in his cult movie, HANNIBAL, this new cereal podcast everyone is yammering about, introducing Jamie Jazz, and the last of Spoony’s Bored-walk Empirezzzzzzz recaps! 
 
A fine show! 
Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! This week's spookily fabulous guest is CAITLIN MORAN, who joins us to discuss her new book HOW TO BUILD A GIRL as well as: how many miles of foreskin she's likely witnessed in her years on the planet, her start in the music journalism world, Robbie Coltrane's doability, and how Jimmy Jazz is "eligible".... plus FEMINISM / REVOLUTION STUFF like: why rape needs to be REBRANDED as a penetrative attack, how women need to be able to start their days without thinking of themselves as a problem, what her kids say when they fall down, how culture can do what politics can't in terms of affecting change, and how the makeover scene in her book is different and better than what we are all used to.

Oh- also, Caitlin and Julie are very glad that Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Plus! Alice Cooper and his wonderful concert, the chief demo of this show and why it’s important for them to know that I’m on new meds, Meep/Taylor Swift saturation, the shade thrown at box springs, Chelsea Handler’s great ideas about sexism as it pertains to her own bare breasts, and the winner of the Halloween Costume Contest that we didn't even know was a contest until a genius woman sent in a photo of her dog dressed up as Ann Rule.

Oct 24, 2014

Hi! This week's show grapples with that irritating commercial for Special K that replaces women's sizes with patronizing adjectives, talks about why Renee Zellweger's face is actually important to discuss, tries to deal with how stupid American Horror Story is, reviews dog costumes and makes Redhead Hall of Fame inductee, the "It's a Fact" girl from KITH, a bona fide countess.

Plus- LOUIS PEITZMAN is here, and we are going to talk about the internet, gay stuff, growing up in California, and why it's very important to have a gay male shrink when you're a gay male going to a shrink, damn it!

Hare Krishna, Hare Hare.

Oct 17, 2014

This week's show featuring a delightful chat with the hilarious COLE ESCOLA! Enjoy as Julie & Cole discuss the tension the two of them got past due to them both being Bossy Bottoms, the different kind of moms represented on commercials these days, the origin of one of Cole's characters, Lorraine, and what she has to do with one of the daughters of an author being interviewed on NPR, and what Patti LuPone said to him while getting out of an elevator one time.

Plus: On The Town and the dread of having to go to a second location whilst you are intoxicated! Twisty the Clown and why he is better than Michael Chiklis! Jay Leno's stupid and obnoxious decision to not have Joan Rivers on The Tonight Show, and why it is based in insanity. Gamergate's humiliating concession that someone who does a webseries is actually, not-sarcastically brave! And why it's fun to do an accent when you are running errands.

Enjoy, enjoy!

Oct 10, 2014

This week's show features the stars of the new documentary, ADVANCED STYLE, a film about the movement of women over 50 looking fucking fabulous and loving life and having incredible taste in style and fashion. Enjoy this chat about: how to never be boring, where you can wear something you were afraid you wouldn't be able to wear, why hats are important, and how come enough with the t-shirts and jeans.

Plus: Julie went to see the Chuck Jones exhibit and The Jerk at the Museum of the Moving Image, and she has things to say about Bernadette Peters's hair and Coyote & Roadrunner's questionable appeal, Aaron Spelling's unique "Fuck You" approach to creativity, how Mickey and Minnie Mouse would, as a human couple, be the worst people to ever have to endure a dinner with, and a dramatic reading of the most misguided and self-centered passages of Ann Rule's book about Ted Bundy.

Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin!

Oct 3, 2014

Ring the bells! Wake the kids! This week's show features the legendary ANDREA MARTIN, who is just so fabulous I can't even think about it without hurting my head. Andrea tells Julie about her new book, LADY PARTS, how she auditioned for Second City, why Marty Short is not neurotic,  what she thinks about when she stops the show in PIPPIN, and the origin story of Libby Wolfson.

Also: what Elvira wears for her Knott's Scary Farm appearances, having a panic attack at Lena Dunham's book party, more of Spoony's BOREDWALK EMPIREZZZ recaps, and a turn of phrase from THE STAIRCASE that is very helpful if you ever needed to know about the sexual history of one particular man. And: a dog costume contest!

Sep 26, 2014

Hi, guys. This week's show opens with a hilarious Ben Folds song parody, and it's all downhill from there. Kidding! JOHN EARLY is here, and he's a yummy butter cookie. Join us as we discuss Toni Collette, how he came out to his Minister mom, why gay men like funny women, and why he is not sick of Beyonce.

Plus! What is on the Top 40 tracks these days and whether or not Nicki Minaj is good (Nobody knows), what it might be like to eat McDonald's Apple Slices, how Taylor Swift writes, more Tony Bennett and Gaga thoughts, and Glenn Hetrick's cats.

Hooray!

Sep 19, 2014

HWYW Book Club! HWYW Book Club! Welcome back to HWYW Book Club. CHARLES GRAEBER is this week's guest. He wrote the fabulous True Crime book THE GOOD NURSE, and he's here to tell Julie about the banality of evil, and how bureaucratic failure is scarier than a lone psychopath, how sex stuff can make murderers confess, why his book was originally called THE PRESSURE SUIT, and how, to the man who killed around 400 people, the story could be best described as a "dark comedy."

Plus: Finally appreciating PIPPIN, and how it's about choosing disappointment over death; a nosy dog named Ringo; Bridget Everett as Iggy Pop; and the return of Spoony's BORED-walk Empirezzzzz recaps!

Sep 15, 2014
A treat! Enjoy this recording of the live show we did at The Bell House on June 1 of this very year. Featuring guests Jake Fogelnest, Danielle Henderson and Nellie McKay? Yes Please!

Plus: Spoony sings "Garbage Dump," Danielle is inducted -and KNIGHTED!- into the Guest Hall of Fame, a story about weasels, and Ted & Julie duet on "If I Were a Carpenter." You'll love this show so much, you'll leave saying "Boy Am I Glued." 
Sep 12, 2014

This week's episode features artist STEVEN HAMMEL! Enjoy this chat about design influences, the 1940s, tiered cakes, the bicentennial, and FARM WIFE magazine.

Also! A disturbing thing to hear mid-massage, what Joan Rivers's funeral was like, a theory about audience participation and dancing at parties, The Big Chill, and how it is the most horrible movie, and a tie between Nev Schulman and the employees of AREA 51 TATTOOS for worst living humans. Plus- why French women don't get fat. Hint: It's because they're the opposite of Jewish!

Enjoy, enjoy.

Sep 5, 2014

On April 7, 2011, JOAN RIVERS was kind enough to appear on episode 5 of this podcast. Here is that interview in full.

In addition to being a small tribute to the enormous legacy of this phenomenal woman, it also features the following exchange: Julie: "What DO dogs know?' Joan: "Oh, the usual crap."

In addition to a remembrance of Joan, this week's podcast also features a story about a candy store in Montauk, a lesson about baths versus showers from Reverend John Waters, a meditation on the rhythm of The Simpsons, some Glenn Hetrick news about his cats and Halloween, a sock-eating Great Dane whose privacy doesn't matter, and extensive rumination about Kevin Spacey's upcoming concert in our nation's capital, which is surely a great idea.

RIP Joan. We miss you already.

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