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Alien: When They Went All In On The Sex Stuff (w/ James Breakwell)

Here's Where it Went Wrong

Wen and Andrew have on the very funny James Breakwell (new book "How to Be a Man (Whatever That Means)" out this June) to discuss the grandaddy of all Sci-Fi Horror, Alien!From its beginnings as a Star Wars cash in the one of the most successful sci-fi and horror franchises of all time, they get into how the first two entries were some of the greatest movies of all time that somehow led to Alien Resurrection!Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you!Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join

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27 Apr 2021

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Episode 74: James Breakwell Looks A Bit Less Terrible

Dad 2.0 Podcast

What do Madonna, Michelangelo, and Michael Stipe have in common? We compare them all to James Breakwell, who built his writing career by workshopping material on Twitter. In his fifth book, How To Be A Man (Whatever That Means), the man behind Xploding Unicorn attempts to determine what manhood is by declaring and dismissing all the things it isn't. We talk about his writing process, making revisions at 3x speed, how his newsletter has built a solid audience for his book sales, and the burst of pride you feel when your pig makes the police blotter. 

1hr 2mins

15 Mar 2021

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Ep 190 - James Breakwell's Ultimate Snub

Wrong & Wronger

Welp...Olivas made a goof this past week--and Breakwell was ALL OVER IT. Mostly because it involved Breakwell, and the ultimate SNUB. Listen in as James details how he was dissed, and how the two cohosts went about to resolve the issue. A fun and interesting ride into the bowels of friendship and loyalty--all for YOUR emtertainment!


18 Feb 2021

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MM Celebrity Interview – James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn

Minutia Men Celebrity Interview on Radio Misfits

Rick and Dave chat with parenting humorist/author (Xploding Unicorn, Bare Minimum Parenting, Prance Like No-One’s Watching) James Breakwell. [Ep44] The post MM Celebrity Interview – James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn appeared first on Radio Misfits.


4 Nov 2020

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MOMTELLECTUAL 110 - Exploding Unicorns with James Breakwell

The Momtellectual Podcast

James Breakwell, professional comedy writer, amateur father of 4 girls, and famous Twitter personality (@XplodingUnicorn) joins me to talk about what it's like to be Twitter famous, and how to see humour in everyday parenting situations. He's also here to share about his latest book, "How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday."


1 Apr 2020

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Zombies, Ostriches, and Unicorns...Oh My!...Parenting with comic writer James Breakwell Ep - 83

Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan

Get ready to laugh out loud! Today Dr. Dan treats listeners to an episode filled with humor and real life parenting advice from the hilarious author, professional comic writer, and (in his own words) “amateur father” James Breakwell (best known as the Twitter phenomena @XplodingUnicorn).  A parent of four daughters, James Breakwell is the popular author of several funny parenting books including the newest How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday.  James tackles challenges ordinary challenges parents encounter in their own everyday lives and at the same time gives us all his fresh perspective and a great laugh, too. Dr. Dan and James chat about parenting, humor, silly scenarios, pets, kids, jokes, and much more in today’s episode.  Dr. Dan has fun sharing why over one million fans follow James and his parenting adventures on Twitter. At the end of the episode, parents will giggle like kids when they hear James talk to Dr. Dan about his Parent Footprint Moment involving his pet pigs.  Dr. Dan and James end the show with great advice - merely surviving every single day on the parenting journey is an enormous accomplishment.   James Breakwell’s comedy went viral in April 2016 when Buzzfeed featured his kid-centric jokes in an article that quickly drew more than two million views. His jokes have been featured by USA Today, US Magazine, DailyMail.com, Metro.co.uk, Huffington Post, 9GAG, theCHIVE.com, CollegeHumor.com, and countless TV, radio, and internet outlets. James Breakwell’s articles have appeared in Reader’s Digest, The Federalist, and AskMen.  His next book Prance Like No One’s Watching will be published in spring 2020. Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


26 Mar 2020

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Ep 145: Using humor to highlight all the ups and downs of parenthood, with comedian author James Breakwell

Fit Dad Fitness Podcast

My guest this week brings a light-hearted and humorous take on parenthood at a time when we could all use more laughter and smiling. James Breakwell is a comedy writer and self-proclaimed amateur father, with 4 daughters all under the age of 9. He's written three books about the ups and downs of parenting and fatherhood, the most recent being "How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday." In our conversation, James and I discuss his rise in comedy with his Twitter account, @XplodingUnicorn, and how parenting is a never-ending treasure trove of comedic material. This episode is sponsored by Tonal (https://www.tonal.com/), a smart at-home gym that essentially replaces all of the machines that you would find in a big box gym with its digital weight system capable of up to 200 pounds of resistance. Right now, Fit Dad Fitness Podcast listeners get $100 off the Tonal smart accessories when you use the code FITDAD at www.tonal.com/. You can also use the code WOFH and get the $250 installation and delivery fee waived! Go to https://www.fitdadfitness.com/work-it-out-bodyweight-guide to download my FREE bodyweight workout guide, Work It Out. Thank you for listening to the show. Please subscribe and share with a friend or family member that might enjoy this podcast. And as always, if you feel up for it, I'd greatly appreciate it if you left a rating and review. Thanks again!


18 Mar 2020

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Saving Your Child from Ostrich Attacks & Finding the Humor in Parenting - with James Breakwell

The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

Comedian Ray Romano once noted that "having children is like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up." As just about everyone listening to this right now knows, being a parent is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Sure, it’s also the most wonderful, joyous, meaningful thing you’ll ever do—but it’s no cakewalk. That’s why it really is so important to be able to look at the craziness of raising kids—yes, including the vomit everywhere—and somehow find the humor in it all. That’s the superpower of my guest today, James Breakwell. James is a professional comedy writer and self-described “amateur parent” of four girls, aged 8 and under. His parenting humor twitter account @XplodingUnicorn boasts over 1 million followers. Because of the way the social media world works, you may or may not recognize that account name, but I guarantee you’ve seen his writings if you’re on social media. James’s online writing, most commonly taking the form of conversations between himself and one of his kids, deftly brings to life the innocence and absurdity of living in a house with tiny people whose understanding of the world is tenuous at best. But he does it in a way that I really appreciate and that makes him stand out from so many other parenting humorists—by respecting and marveling at his kids along the way. He is the author of three books, including Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child, and his newest book—How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday. This was a conversation that I really think you’re going to enjoy. If you do, and you want to share this episode by sharing the link drstevesilvestro.com/108 , neither James nor I will be offended!


19 Feb 2020

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Parent Survival Mode with James Breakwell (Xploding Unicorn)

Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast

This week’s guest is James Breakwell, a father of four daughters and a comedy writer known to many as @XplodingUnicorn. In our conversation, we break down the parts of parenthood that send us into parent survival mode, how to survive with the stress and crazy parenting moments that James has had to survive however he can. We also talk about James’ new book How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday. This is James’ third appearance on the podcast, dating back to the early version of the show when it was called the ParentNormal Comedy Podcast. We reminiscence on how James’ popularity has grown and how his writing life has changed. Find more at www.parentnormal.com. 


12 Feb 2020

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63 Guest Dad & Author James Breakwell – Movies, Dad Survival Skills and More

Dad So Hard

This week Danny and Vinnie are joined by comedian and author James Breakwell  @xplodingunicorn on Twitter, www.explodingunicorn.com.     His third book is out now and a best seller “How to Save Your Child form Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel and Anything Else that might happen on an Average tuesday.   These guys cover all topics from … Continue reading 63 Guest Dad & Author James Breakwell – Movies, Dad Survival Skills and More →


12 Feb 2020