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66 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
95. Live at the Bard (w/ Michael Ian Black, Karen Chee, Gary Shteyngart)
Special guests Michael Ian Black (Obscure, The State), Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers), and Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story) join Sarah and Susan for a special Crybabies episode recorded live from the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.
72 minutes | May 8, 2018
94 Malcolm Gladwell and Theda Hammel
Esteemed writer Malcolm Gladwell (Revisionist History Podcast, The New Yorker) joins Sarah and Susan for Crybabies live from the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. They talk about the opening stanza from Billy Bragg’s “Levi Stubbs’ Tears,” the Google Chrome commercial “Jess Time,” W.H. Auden's "Funeral Blues" from Four Weddings and a Funeral, and “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” Plus, a special performance of the Crybabies theme and an original song by Theda Hammel!
62 minutes | Apr 24, 2018
93 Emily Nussbaum
Emily Nussbaum, the Pulitzer prize winning television critic for The New Yorker joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Kathy Mattea’s “Where’ve You Been?”, the 1982 “Just because I love you Mom” Bell Telephone ad, “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2, and the final scene in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Becoming, Part Two.”This episode is brought to you by Front Porch People (www.thefrontporchpeople.com) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: CRYBABIES).
39 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
92 Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Oscar nominated married couple/writers/actors/comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick) join Sarah and Susan to talk about their thought process behind the sex scenes in their film The Big Sick, Danny & Annie, Peter Bjorn & John’s “Objects Of My Affection,” Fred Rogers testifying before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications for PBS funding, the ending scene of Harry and the Hendersons and the “My Friends, You Bow to No One” scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.This episode is brought to you by Juice Beauty (www.juicebeauty.com/CRYBABIES code: CRYBABIES20) and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES).
45 minutes | Mar 27, 2018
91 Scott Thompson
Comedian Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall, Hannibal) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” by Al Green, the death of Nancy in Oliver Twist, “The Killing of Georgie” by Rod Stewart, the I Got The Bullets! scene from Rebel Without a Cause, Sam’s speech to Frodo in The Return of the King, and “Love is Stronger Than Pride” by Sade.This episode is brought to you by Juice Beauty (www.juicebeauty.com/CRYBABIES code: CRYBABIES20) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/CRYBABIES).
39 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
90 John Early
Actor, comedian, all around talent John Early (TBS’ Search Party) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about “Softly and Tenderly” from Junebug, Hamm Samwich’s “Bicycle,” the Tomorrow scene from Serial Mom, and Molly Shannon in Year of the Dog.This episode is brought to you by Juice Beauty ( www.juicebeauty.com/CRYBABIES code: CRYBABIES20), Leesa ( www.leesa.com/CRYBABIES ), Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES ).
40 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
89 Joely Fisher
Actress, singer, Broadway hoofer, and author Joely Fisher (Ellen, ’Til Death) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about her book Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures, her family Eddie Fisher, Connie Stevens, and Carrie Fisher, Aimee Mann’s “Wise Up” from the Magnolia soundtrack, the young girl who gave birth to Joely’s adopted daughter, and Debra Winger’s deathbed speech to her son from Terms of Endearment.This episode is brought to you by Of a Kind ( www.ofakind.com code: CRYBABIES), and FabFitFun ( www.fabfitfun.com code: CRY).
44 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Actor Busy Philipps joins Susan and Sarah to talk about crying in restaurants, the monologue by Elios Dad, Mr. Perlman, in Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman, Does Not Suffice by Joanna Newsom, the poem Good Bones by Maggie Smith, and Guilty Party by The National. This episode is sponsored by Of a Kind (code: CRYBABIES) and ThirdLove.
38 minutes | Jan 31, 2018
Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook
Comedians, actors, and married couple Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook join Sarah and Susan to talk about the ending part of Okja, Anne of Green Gables, The Time Travelers Wife, and Whitney Houston singing I Will Always Love You. This episode is sponsored by Of a Kind (www.ofakind.com code: CRYBABIES) and ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES).
36 minutes | Jan 17, 2018
Writer, actor, comedian, activist Mo Gaffney (Absolutely Fabulous) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Jose Carreras singing Maria from Westside Story, Terms of Endearment, Funeral Blues by W.H. Auden, and Bette Midlers Stay With Me Baby. This episode is brought to you by Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/CRYBABIES) and FabFitFun (www.fabfitfun.com code: CRYBABIES).
32 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
Writer and essayist Carina Chocano (You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Mixed Messages) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Babe when he finds out his mom is dead, PJ Harveys Rid of Me, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove and Lola (code: CRYBABIES).
0 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
Live at Chi Fest 2017 w/ Bill Kurtis, Kelly Hogan, The Lawrence Peters Outfit
TV Journalist, narrator, and Chicago legend Bill Kurtis joins Sarah Thyre and guest co-host Andy Richter to talk about Aaron Coplands Fanfare For The Common Man, Paul Potts on Britains Got Talent, Truman Capotes A Christmas Memory, and Glen Campbells cover of Yesterday, When I Was Young. Then, singer-songwriter Kelly Hogan stops by to talk about Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day, Puddles the Clown, and more. Plus, a special performance by The Lawrence Peters Outfit. Photos by Jerry Schulman. This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com code: CRYBABIES), Leesa (www.leesa.com/CRYBABIES), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES).
40 minutes | Dec 6, 2017
Writer Anne Gisleson (The Futilitarians) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Down by Law, Pink Floyds Wish You Were Here, and 20 Feet from Stardom. This episode is brought to you by Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/CRYBABIES).
45 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
Ruth Reichl, the esteemed chef, food editor, and beautiful writer of words for Gourmet Magazine and LA Times joins Sarah and Susan to talk about the 2016 Olympic Moms ad by Procter and Gamble, the poem The Gaffe by CK Williams, the short story The Stone Boy by Gina Berriault, and Frank Sinatras One For My Baby. This episode is brought to you by Leesa.com (www.leesa.com/CRYBABIES).
48 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Anne Kreamer and Kurt Andersen
Journalist/author Anne Kreamer (Its Always Personal) and novelist Kurt Andersen (Studio 360, Fantasyland) join Sarah and Susan to talk about Angie Thomas and TLC, Friday Night Lights, David Carr, and Homeward Bound. This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/CRYBABIES) and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES).
41 minutes | Oct 25, 2017
Incredibly successful model and singer Theda Hammell joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Children Will Listen from Into the Woods, Randy Newmans Marie, Good Ophelia, Bad Ophelia, and Anna Vissis Treno. This episode is brought to you by Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES) and Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/CRYBABIES).
33 minutes | Oct 11, 2017
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Otis Reddings When a Man Loves a Woman, Frank Sinatra and Count Basie doing Fly Me to the Moon, Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have A Dream speech, and Princes live guitar solo rendition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps at the 2012 R&R Hall of Fame Ceremony. This episode is brought to you by Lola (www.mylola.com code: CRYBABIES).
37 minutes | Sep 27, 2017
Actress Shannon Woodward joins Sarah and Susan to talk about the end of My Girl 2, The Wear Sunscreen speech from the Chicago Tribune that Baz Luhrmann turned into a song, and Ryan Adams Dear Chicago. This episode is brought to you by Adoshi (www.adoshi.com/crybabies), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES), and Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/CRYBABIES).
55 minutes | Sep 13, 2017
Screenwriter and director Craig Mazin (Identify Thief, The Hangover Part II) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Field of Dreams, Of Mice And Men, and Awakenings. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/crybabies).
35 minutes | Aug 30, 2017
Comedian Chris Fleming (Gayle on YouTube) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Bunny going into the city for the first time in Zootopia, the Super Bowl commercial where the Dr. Pepper employee rescues the mop dog, the last scene of the 2009 film Crazy Heart, and the last page of the Polar Express. This episode is brought to you by Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES).
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