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Cool Playlist

On “Cool Playlist”, host Eliza Skinner and a guest create a playlist for a specific life event, moment, or occasion.

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This Steam Ship is Taking Me to An Exciting New Life with Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F Tompkins - hilarious comic, beloved voice actor (Bojack Horseman, Bob's Burgers), podcast king (Spontaneanation, Threesome) - is one of the most delightful people you can spend an hour talking to. An hour and 15 minutes?? EVEN BETTER. We made a playlist for boarding a steam ship bound for a thrilling new life!   Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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Making Dinner Alone with Lindsay Ames

Lindsay Ames is an actor, comedian, producer, and mega-foodie. She cooks, she eats, she does all the food things! So we made a playlist for “Making Dinner Alone”. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

18 May 2019

Rank #2

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Middle School Dances in the 90s with Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus (Crashing, Orange Is The New Black, Comedy Bang Bang) Is a great comedian and actress, and a bonafide podcast star. She wanted to make a playlist for middle school dances in the 90s, so baby that's what we did! Come for the awkward slow jams, and stay for the memories of pre-teen lust and flawless recitation of Spice Girls lyrics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

23 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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Putting On Your Makeup with Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer is the host of “Nailed It!” on Netflix, and her own podcast “Why Won’t You Date Me”. She also has a brand new comedy special on Netflix right now! We made a playlist for Putting On Your Makeup - and we talked about... pretty much everything along the way. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

4 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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Driving To The Airport To Stop Her From Getting On That Plane with Dave Ross

Dave Ross is a hilarious comic and the co-host of Suicide Buddies. He wanted to make a playlist for “Driving To The Airport To Stop Her From Getting On That Plane” and boy did we! Lots of ridiculous riffs, offensive bits, and pop punk to get her to stay with you... or not! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 39mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Picking Up Your Cat And Dancing Around With It with Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris is a comedy writer (@midnight, Bubble) and podcaster (Jordan, Jesse, Go) and a devoted cat owner. He wanted to make a playlist for “Picking Up Your Cat And Dancing Around With It” and that’s exactly what we did! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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Coven Dance Party with Guy Branum

Guy Branum (Talk Show The Game Show, Chelsea Lately, Pop Rocket) is a wannabe witch and a dance music lover. We talked about Dutch discos, business witches, and straight girl gay club etiquette - and made a playlist for a Coven Dance Party. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

11 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Riding Into Battle! with Jon Gabrus

Jon Gabrus is a comedian (Guycode, Upright Citizens Brigade), podcaster (Raised By TV, High and Mighty, etc), actor (The Little Hours, Another Period) and wonderful pal to spend a weekend at a music festival with. We talked Bonnaroo, improv, social media, and a lot about swords as we made this playlist for Riding Into Battle! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

24 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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Walking To Work with Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a comedian, writer (Last Week Tonight, Desus & Maro), and human ray of sunshine. We made a playlist for “Walking To Work”, but we talked about everything from dunking to Dunkin.   Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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These Motherfuckers In This Office Think They Can Fuck With Me with Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo is a comedian, actress, writer, producer, and the first Latina woman to create, produce, write, and star in her own US primetime comedy. She voiced Bonnie in Bubble (the sci-fi podcast from Maximum Fun that Eliza is also in,) and Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3 (the animated Pixar movie that Owen Wilson is also in.) Cristela and Eliza decided to create a playlist for "These Motherfuckers In This Office Think They Can Fuck With Me," dedicated to lady bosses everywhere. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 14mins

6 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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Gay Prom with Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito is a comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host (Queery, Put Your Hands Together). We created a playlist for a gay prom that covers all the bases - getting ready, romantic moments, painful breakups, and full-on butt-shaking dancing. We also talked a lot about the world in general along the way. Fun side note - all the musicians on this playlist are LBGTQ+! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 30mins

29 May 2018

Rank #11

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Hunting Monsters with Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait (Misfits and Monsters, Shakes The Clown, Scrooged) is an old pal, a comedy legend, and a fascinating guy. He’s also an expert on monsters - so we made a playing for hunting them! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 48mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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SECRET Makeout Mix with Erin Whitehead

Erin Whitehead is a comedian and writer and member of "Wild Horses" improv/comedy group. She wanted to make a very specific makeout mix - a "SECRET makeout mix". What does that mean? Listen and find out. WARNING THIS PLAYLIST IS VERY SEXY - CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE. Also, VERY silly. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 10mins

6 Jun 2018

Rank #13

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Our Funeral with Chantal Claret

Chantal Claret is a musician (Morningwood), actor (Love) and lover of the macabre! So we created a playlist for a funeral. Who’s funeral? Chantal’s. And Eliza’s. It’s a double funeral. Get ready to throw some roses on our corpses and dance. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 38mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Coming Home After An Audition with Jamie Lee

Jamie Lee (Crashing, Girlcode, Two Dope Queens) is a hilarious comic, writer, and actress. She has lived through auditions great and small (and boring and bad), so we made a playlist for “Coming Home After An Audition”. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

22 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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I’m the Varsity Quarterback Now with Jeffrey Cranor

Jeffrey Cranor is the co-creator and co-writer of the Welcome To Night Vale podcast and novels, and the Night Vale Presents podcast network. He’s also a sports fan, so we created a playlist for a sports movie called “I’m the Varsity Quarterback Now”. We talk about sports and creativity and go through the whole movie (you can find the end on our extended Patreon version) Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 10mins

29 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Hunting Killers with Billy Jensen

Billy Jensen is a true crime investigative journalist "focusing on unsolved crimes, citizen detectives, and crowdsolving".  He helped finish Michelle McNamara's best seller, "I'll Be Gone In The Dark", which lead to the arrest of the Golden State Killer. His own book, "Chase Darkness With Me", was just released on Audible. We made a playlist for "Hunting Killers" - and talked about hockey, religious cults, and of course some murder along the way. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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Leading A Campaign Into A Dragon’s Lair with Jared Logan

Jared Logan is a comedian, writer, actor, and big time HOLLYWOOD Dungeon Master to the stars. We made a playlist for “Leading A Campaign Into A Dragon’s Lair”, but we also talked about love, satanism, and Tom Bombadil. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 19mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Walking Around New York City with Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes (MTV, Esquire) is a well-known music lover - as evidenced by his memoir is "Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs". He got his start in entertainment while living in New York, so we made a playlist for walking around New York City. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 36mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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A Party For Animals And Ghosts with Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla (Corporate, A Simple Favor, Bojack Horseman) is a friend to all creatures, except the jerks and annoying ones. So we made a playlist for A Party For Animals And Ghosts - but we also talked about coffee shops, fame, mental health, peanut butter, and all kinds of other stuff.   Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylistpod.com to find today's playlist and more! Become a patron at patreon.com/CoolPlaylistPod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #20