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Don't Get Me Started

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Co-hosted by Anthony King and Will Hines. Talking to talented people not about what they do but what they love.

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Co-hosted by Anthony King and Will Hines. Talking to talented people not about what they do but what they love.

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I miss this show

By JordanP213 - Jun 01 2020
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I’ve listened to every episode, some of them multiple times. My favorite podcast of all time.

Amazing

By Polk1816 - Sep 07 2017
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Sad to see it go, but it was beautiful while it lasted. I enjoyed every single episode.

iTunes Ratings

220 Ratings
Average Ratings
215
2
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I miss this show

By JordanP213 - Jun 01 2020
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I’ve listened to every episode, some of them multiple times. My favorite podcast of all time.

Amazing

By Polk1816 - Sep 07 2017
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Sad to see it go, but it was beautiful while it lasted. I enjoyed every single episode.
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Don't Get Me Started

Latest release on Jul 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Jason Mantzoukas - Improv

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Actor/comedian Jason Mantzoukas comes on our show to talk about IMPROV. Are we breaking the rules of our show not discussing a person's career? We are, and we don't care. Because we love talking about improv. We go deep. What's good about it? How do the various shows that Jason regularly plays in work? What's the best opening? How did The Sleepover (an improv show from UCB-NY in the early 2000s) work? What was Amy P. like as a teacher? ALL THIS AND MORE. We loved this talk so much we let it go way long. AN HOUR AND FORTY MINUTES, geez louise. But you improv nerds are gonna love it. Everyone else: see you next episode! Plus Will talks about the Magic Eraser and Anthony talks about seeing a punter who tried to be a hero and failed immediately.

Jan 05 2016

1hr 39mins

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Rank #2: Paul Scheer - Improv

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We break our format for a second time to discuss improv with Paul Scheer! One of the original students and performers of the UCB Theatre, Paul gets into the nitty gritty of improv. We get very inside and very nerdy quickly, and then stay there. What drew him to it? What defined the style of his longtime improv group Respecto Montalbon, and its successors, the shows MySpace and Facebook. What's the "right" way to break rules (answer: commit to the insanity)? What kind of improv can Paul not stand? Why is the Facebook show good for winning over audiences that are new to improv? Why is the Harold good for students but maybe not good for shows?

Apr 12 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #3: Katie Dippold - Scary Haunted Things

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Kate Dippold (comedy writer - The Heat, Parks and Rec) tells us about her lifelong obsession with scaring, being scared, haunted houses, ghost tours and more. What makes a good haunted house? What's the best and most fun way to scare your live-in boyfriend? Also Anthony King talks about the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins and Will Hines discusses the memory technique of mind palaces. Here's links to some of the things we talked about. The Exorcist When A Stranger Calls Slender Man Great Horror Campout Haunted Plays (last year's Delusion) Big Worm's Sherwood Scare And also Assassins Mind Palaces (method of loci)

Sep 16 2014

57mins

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Rank #4: DC Pierson - Kanye West

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DC Pierson (author of The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Didn't Have To, Crap Kingdom, co-star/writer of the film Mystery Team) tells us about Kanye West. Hosts Anthony King and Will Hines don't know much, but we cover a lot of ground, from Kanye's debut The College Dropout through his latest work Yeezus. DC also tells us when Kanye's album releases tended to coincide with huge life moments, as one's favorite artists have a way of doing. Also, Will discusses the post office and Anthony speculates if we are currently in World War III! Yeah! Songs discussed in some length: We Don't Care Through the Wire Heard 'Em Say Diamonds from Sierra Leone (remix) Can't Tell Me Nothing Runaway On Sight Bound 2

Sep 30 2014

1hr 10mins

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Rank #5: Eugene Cordero - Body/Food/Weight

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Comedian/actor Eugene Cordero, our guest from episode number 1, comes back to discuss his lifelong obsession/struggle with body/food/weight. We get personal on this one, talking about Eugene's childhood as a stocky kid, his self-consciousness over his body and then his journey as an adult to allow himself to think of himself as an athlete. Also, Will talks about his problems with iPhone earbuds and Anthony discusses his minor obsession with Judaism.  Yep, that's right.

Oct 06 2015

1hr 9mins

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Rank #6: Jon Gabrus - Rugby

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Comedian and actor Jon Gabrus (Guy Code, Hairjacked!) talks to us about his longtime love of rugby. We get into how he discovered it, interesting things about the sport, the many and intricate post-game drinking rituals, the types of people who are drawn to it and the contrast of thuggish and gentlemanly elements within it!  Also, Will talks about bike lanes and Anthony discusses mechaphiles (people aroused by cars and machines). Yep. The Village Lions The New Zealand All-Blacks Marist Rugby Club And these minor obsessions: Mechaphile Dude Folding bike Will used to have

Nov 25 2014

58mins

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Rank #7: Nicole Byer - Fake Hair / Stealing

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We talk to comedian Nicole Byer, star of the MTV shows "Girl Code" and her own "Loosely Exactly Nicole" about her obsessions STEALING and FAKE HAIR. It's our first two-obsession podcast, including one that is straight-up a criminal activity. First, Nicole talks about her (past) days as a shoplifter, how she got into it, how to do it right, how she eventually stopped. Then we just downshift into fake hair: we get into extensions, weaves and wigs. Anthony and I reminisce on some of Nicole's past hair styles we've seen her with over the years. Nicole is hilarious and great and we are so excited we got her on our show. Also Anthony talks about what's going on in increasingly depopulated shopping malls, and Will discusses the book "Elf Girl," a memoir of the alt-comedy scene in the Lower East Side of NYC.

Oct 04 2016

51mins

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Rank #8: D'arcy Carden - One Direction

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D'arcy Carden, actor writer and grown woman, talks about her strong obsession with the British boy band One Direction. We get into how she went from being not even interested in watching them play to a completely obsesssed fan, about the rumors and hopes that the fans of OneD have, about Larry Shipping, about worrying and thinking about what they are thinking, and about their songs. Also, Will talks about Iceland and Anthony about composer and lyricist William Finn! Here's the songs D'Arcy gave us to prep for the episode: 1st Album  - Up All Night  1. One Thing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1xs_xPb46M   2nd Album - Take Me Home   2. Summer Love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMfI1Acmlg0   3rd Album - Midnight Memories   3. You & I - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kqQDCxRCzM   4. Happily - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooxpHMyyehw   5. Through the Dark - live at snl: http://vimeo.com/81334593   - album version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSR2bwaQQqs   4th Album - Four   6. Fireproof - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bXTbfnWPqk   Also: Iceland Wants To Be Your Friend Falsettoland, by William Finn

Nov 18 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: Jen Krueger - Notebooks

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Notebooks! Day planners! Journals! Though it seems like everyone puts their planning and notes on the internet, writert Jen Krueger organizes her life with good old fashioned paper and we talk with her about what makes a notebook useful and good. Also Anthony King talks about coffee ice cubes and Will Hines rambles just a bit about Albert Brooks. Jen talked about: Baum-kuchen (good store to get Midori Traveler's Notebooks/inserts, other stationary, pens, washi tape, etc.) Bullet journal Moleskines Good subreddits: on notebooks in general and Midori in particular Kinokuniya (stationary store in Little Tokyo):  Franklin Covey stuff And Anthony talked about coffee ice cubes and Will talked about Albert Brooks stand-up albums.

Sep 23 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Jake and Amir Love Dancing

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We talk to comedians and Headgum network founders Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld about their obsession with DANCING. These guys get dressed up, hit the bar/clubs (but usually bars) and get into the music. We talk about what kind of bars they like, what kind of music, how the act of dancing fills you with joy, how they got into this and how they are honestly not being creepy but yes incidentally girls like it when you dance. Also Will talks about the Stephen King book "Misery" and Anthony raves about the new Broadway play "The Encounter."

Nov 01 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #11: Alex Berg - Physics and Cosmology

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Buckle up, folks. We dive deep early and then go even deeper on the topic of PHYSICS, TIME, MULTIVERSES, and other topics of Cosmology. Alex Berg (former UCB artistic director, Convoy) briefly describes his lifelong passion for physics and then proceeds to simply discuss physics. We start with Newton, crush through Einstein and proceed into theories of alternate dimensions, pre-Big Bang history and tesseracts. Yep. Science-phobes should fear not: there is no math in this episode. Also Anthony discusses Steve Martin's late-career shift into bluegrass, and Will discusses the real-life inspiration for Professory Moriarity. Further reading / viewing: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking The End of Time by Julian Barbour From Eternity to Here by Sean Carroll Ten Dimensions Explained Live footage of volcanic eruption Minor obsessions: A review of Bright Star, the new bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Adam Worth, the real-life inspiration for Professor Moriarity

Dec 09 2014

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: Connor Ratliff - Elvis Costello

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On this episode we talk to actor and comedian Connor Ratliff about his obsession with Elvis Costello. Elvis attracts a lot of obsessed fans, but few have the depth of knowledge that Connor has. We get into little-known anecdotes and projects from EC's past, go over some classic songs and talk about how Elvis' music affected Connor personally! Also, Will talks about the first female congresswoman Jeannette Rankin who voted against entering both WWI and WWII, and Anthony discusses games in current politics, like how Republicans are suddenly saying they are really offended by income inequality. That's crazy, right?

Feb 24 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #13: Matt Walsh - Improv

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We break our rule (talking to people not about what they do) to talk to UCB co-founder MATT WALSH about IMPROV. We also get into sketch, and live comedy, and old school UCB shows like Robot TV and Killgore, and his time at the Annoyance Theater and improvOlympic, and Will implies that Matt has never done a Harold, which is unfair and untrue. No minor obsessions this week. ALL IMPROV. If you like this, make sure to check out Matt's podcast "UCB Sports and Leisure" which features lotsa UCB stars, including WILL HINES.

May 30 2017

56mins

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Rank #14: Mary Holland - Survivor

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We talk to comedian/actor/writer Mary Holland about the reality show Survivor! We talk about why it's so compelling, how it's outlasted so many other types of shows, the human drama it displays, the smart ways to play the game and the skills of host Jeff Probst. Also, Will talks about Beethoven's 3rd symphony (The "Herorica") and Anthony talks about the book The Comedians by Kliph Nesteroff.

May 17 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: Anthony King and Will Hines - Billy Joel

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In this episode, co-hosts Anthony King and Will Hines are also the guests as they discuss their mutual obsession: singer-songwriter Billy Joel. We go deep -- way, way deep -- as we discuss the appeal of Billy Joel as well as reasons why he is often described as cheesy. We discuss favorite songs, and songs we don't like. Which members of his band were essential? What did producer Phil Ramone bring to the mix? What's the deal with having so many songs start with sound effects? You can hear the hosts start off as rational beings and end up as impassioned rambling fanboys as they go through every one of Billy Joel's albums as discuss what is great and what is less than great in the Piano Man's career. Also, Will Hines thought he was a big fan, and then he met Anthony King and learned what a truly obsessed fan sounds like. Enjoy!

Dec 16 2014

1hr 25mins

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Rank #16: Stephen Sondheim - Pt. 1 of 2 (republished)

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(re-published with a better sound mix) So many people have asked us to come on and talk about composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim that we  are devoting two episodes to him! And we've brought on three guests: John Flynn, John Ross Bowie and Jessica McKenna (comedians, actors and writers all) -- who, along with co-host Anthony King have an insanely deep love (and knowledge) of Sondheim's works! This is in contrast to co-host Will who knows almost nothing about Sondheim! So listen as the group educates Mr. Hines on: Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods and much more!

Feb 10 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #17: Luke Kelly-Clyne - Zoloft

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A very cool and interesting personal episode. We talk to comedian Luke Kelly-Clyne about Zoloft and how this anti-depressant ended up being the thing that helped him handle his clinical depression. We talk a lot about the stigmas of anti-depressants, and therapy and admitting that you're dealing with depression at all. We also get into some of the basics of medications. Please note that we are not doctors and thus much of what we say is almost definitely oversimplified and is not official advice, etc etc. We also talk about how Anthony has been watching season one of the TV show Newhart, and that Will wants LA residents to vote "NO" on Measure S come March.

Feb 21 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #18: Jesse Fox - SNL as Sport

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Vulture.com writer Jesse Fox talks to us about watching SNL as a sport. Good episode, bad episode, good season, bad season -- you keep watching at least partly because you want to see how the "team" does. We love this theory and talk forever about it. Also, Will talks about some computer programming thing (PHP framework called Laravel) and Anthony talks about the forgotten 1980 film "How To Beat The High Cost of Living."

Mar 07 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: Sarah-Violet Bliss - Sociopaths

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Film and television creator Sarah-Violet Bliss talks about sociopaths! What makes one a sociopath, how should you deal with them and what's the difference between them and narcissists? Plus Will discusses the tropes of business self-help books and Anthony talks about a great video for the song "Wyclef Jean" by Young Thug.

May 02 2017

57mins

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Rank #20: Danielle Schneider - Megamusicals

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Improviser and comedy writer Danielle Schnider talks to us about megamusicals, meaning specifically the big Broadway productions of the 80s and early 90s.  Les Miz, Phantom, Miss Saigon, and MORE. Also Will discusses the world of travelling alone and Anthony discusses Christian pop star Carman and his hit The Champion.

Mar 17 2015

1hr

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