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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Elna Baker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Elna Baker, often where they are interviewed.

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Elna Baker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Elna Baker, often where they are interviewed.

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Bonus Episode: Transformations w/ Elna Baker

By The Book
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Kristen & Jolenta are joined by storyteller, comedian, and This American Life producer Elna Baker for their live show in Brooklyn. The ladies chat with Elna about why she read 75 self-help books in 3 years, why losing weight wasn’t the transformation she was expecting it to be, and what her first sexual experiments were like after leaving Mormonism. 

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Berning in Hell, the podcast where host Hannah Berner gets her guests to open up about their own personal hell. 

Nov 28 2019

31mins

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So Many Twos (w/ Rich Vos, Arden Myrin, Gary Gulman, Nick Youssef, Kevin KFC Clancy, Elna Baker, Anya Marina, Andrew Collin)

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Nikki is hanging at Starbucks w her bud Andrew Collin as she gets her day in NYC started. Nikki pin points an anomaly in sports that makes her draft a tweet. Clips of the week include a lot of slam dunks from the week!

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Oct 25 2019

1hr 20mins

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Elna Baker and Dysfunctional Doll Adoption

Hold On with Eugene Mirman
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Elna Baker helped hundreds of babies get adopted at her old job. No, not human babies. Elna was a fake nurse at a fake adoption center in FAO Schwartz, where she helped place realistic baby dolls in the homes of wealthy Manhattanites. Hear how she got attached to a little bundle of plastic joy in her story she told for RISK! in New York City. Host Eugene Mirman digs into the details of Elna's unusual job in this episode of Hold On.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) pauses the funny stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story. Featured and future guests include: Jim Gaffigan, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 15 2018

20mins

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The Scientists Ep 3: Romantic Love w/Dr. Helen Fisher, Elna Baker, Patti Harrison, Alexandra Song & Catherine Cohen

The Scientists
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We did this show because Madelyn had a fever dream about a scientific study that may never have existed at all. If you have any information about it, please call 911. We truly figure out love in this episode with the help of the queen, Dr. Helen Fisher. Elna Baker, Patti Harrison, Alexandra Song, and Catherine Cohen thrill us with their little skits.

Hosted by Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed

Recorded Live at BRIC House May 2, 2017. Live sound and recording by Andrew Lulling and Evan Zierk at BRIC. Produced and edited by Shannon Manning for Good Orbit.

Jan 08 2018

1hr 32mins

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"Leftovers" with Glynn Washington, Elna Baker, Baratunde Thurston, Ariel Levy, and John Craigie

Live Wire with Luke Burbank
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In this special “Leftovers” edition of Live Wire, host Luke Burbank offers up a smorgasbord of cutting room floor delights. Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington crafts cocktail-related stories, a hypnotist helps Elna Baker discover she has 11 fingers, futurist comedian Baratunde Thurston stands his intellectual ground, Ariel Levy evaluates the credibility of some celebrity factoids using only her journalistic instinct, and folk troubadour John Craigie performs the tune, “I Am California.”

Nov 27 2017

55mins

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Elna Baker - writer, storyteller, performer, comedian and author of the 2010 memoir, “The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance.” You may have heard her tell stories on the Moth, TAL, among other places.On top of telling and producing stories for This American Life for six years, she’s also on the staff of the show. I’m not sure exactly what her title is, but it’s along the lines of producer, consultant, comedian. We talk about that a bit.We’ve met a few times through NYC comedy-world friends. Earlier this year we ended up having dinner with a group of friends after a show at the NY Podcast Festival. I found myself sitting across from Elna, and her This American Life boss, Ira Glass, and while Ira was uninterested, at best, when I found my way around to talking about my podcast - something to the effect of “Why would anyone want to listen to famous people talk about fame” - I clarified that it wasn’t just famous people talking about it, point is, Ira was clearly never going to be a listener, let alone a guest, Elna, perhaps out of politeness, seemed genuinely interested in the topic. And now, here she is. It’s especially gracious and trusting of Elna, of anyone involved with a show like TAL, to come on a show that’s all about lengthy, free-form conversations, because it’s pretty much the opposite of what they do over at TAL, which is to make beautiful, challenging, highly produced-polished little gems of thought and storytelling. We talked about some of her recurring themes in her work - family, sex, Mormonism and her leaving it, her 100-pound weight loss and the accompanying change in self-and-others-perception.We also ended up revisiting a live show Elna and colleagues put on six years ago at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival that featured Ira Glass, Rachel Maddow, John Hodgman and a slew of others. That evening isn’t available on the internet, or anywhere, that lives on only in infamous legend, which I am proud to have a small part in keeping alive. It was called “The Drunk Show,” and … well, you’ll hear about it.We talked on the phone on a Friday evening in early October. Find Elna telling stories at http://elnabaker.websiteFind us at http://15minutesjamieberger.comThanks.

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Oct 16 2017

59mins

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"Full Disclosure" with Elna Baker, Brooks Wheelan, Zahir Janmohamed, and Thundercat

Live Wire with Luke Burbank
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Author Elna Baker recounts childhood memories of workshopping material at her Mormon church’s “open mic” sessions, comedian and former SNL writer Brooks Wheelan teaches us how to fast talk our way out of illegal situations, Zahir Janmohamed breaks down the peanut butter and jelly controversy that led to the naming of his podcast The Racist Sandwich, and jazz virtuoso Thundercat treats us to a scale-flipping treasure from his forthcoming release, Drunk.

Feb 26 2017

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662: Elna Baker's Mormon Transition

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Elna Baker is the author of the highly acclaimed The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir.  She is also a contributor to the podcast This American Life.

As part of the 2016 New York City Mormon Transitions Retreat Elna shares experiences regarding her faith transition away from Mormonism.

Oct 20 2016

1hr 19mins

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Myka Fox, Peggy O’Leary & Elna Baker Live at Q.E.D.

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The Bitch Seat is live at Q.E.D. in Astoria, NY with the adolescent treasures of Myka Fox, Peggy O’Leary and Elna Baker; featuring a special musical performance by Rebecca Vigil. Recorded live at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.A.

Jun 20 2016

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Episode 13: Elna Baker & Mark Sikes

Hopefully We Dont Breakup
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Giulia and Will talk to Elna Baker & Mark Sikes about divorce, Tinder and more
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Feb 29 2016

46mins

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