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Make My Day with Josh Gondelman

Make My Day is a pop culture and politics game show where comedians compete to put a positive spin on the news and cheer up host Josh Gondelman. Josh is an optimist at heart, but even he needs some help from his friends to stay upbeat. If you want to know what's going on in the world without actually reading the news or wading through the cesspool of social media, Make My Day is the show for you.We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4  For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com   Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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Make My Day is a pop culture and politics game show where comedians compete to put a positive spin on the news and cheer up host Josh Gondelman. Josh is an optimist at heart, but even he needs some help from his friends to stay upbeat. If you want to know what's going on in the world without actually reading the news or wading through the cesspool of social media, Make My Day is the show for you.We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4  For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com   Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

Make My Day Episode 67: God's Wave Pool with Gonzalo Cordova and Travis Helwig

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Gonzalo Cordova and Travis Helwig (EdithTuca & BertieLovett or Leave It) compete to cheer Josh up. During a game of Sound Advice, Travis and Gonzalo offer . The pair donate their winnings to A Purposeful Rescue and Americans for Immigrant Justice. Plus, three pep talks that are all over the place.


Listen to Edithhttps://crooked.com/podcast-series/edith/


Donate to A Purposeful Rescue: https://www.apurposefulrescue.org/donate


Donate to Americans for Immigrant Justice: https://floridaimmigrant.org/donate-today/

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Jul 27 2021

31mins

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Make My Day Episode 66: Encyclopedia of Gratitude with Bridger Winegar

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Bridger Winegar (I Said No Gifts, Black Monday) competes to cheer Josh up. During a game of Exchange Greats, Bridger answers questions about gift-giving excellence. He then donates his grand prize winnings to The Literacy Lab. Plus, pep talks for philosophers and upstairs neighbors.

Listen to I Said No Giftshttps://www.exactlyrightmedia.com/i-said-no-gifts


Follow Bridger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bridger_w


Donate to The Literacy Lab: https://theliteracylab.org/

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Jul 20 2021

32mins

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Make My Day Episode 65: No Lull Detected with Jordan Morris

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Jordan Morris (Bubble; Jordan, Jesse, Go!) competes to cheer Josh up. During a poorly named game of Science Fiction answers questions about made-up science facts. He then donates his grand prize winnings to 826 LA. Plus, pep talks for philosophers and upstairs neighbors.


Purchase the Bubble graphic novel: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250245557


Listen to the Bubble podcast: https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/bubble/


Listen to Jordan, Jesse, Go!: https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/jordan-jesse-go/


Donate to 826 LA: https://826la.org/donate/

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Jul 13 2021

33mins

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Make My Day Episode 64: Subtle Flex with Sydnee Washington

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Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert podcast) competes to cheer Josh up. During a game of Ma'am, It's a Hot One, Sydness answers questions about how to have the hottest summer ever. She then donates her grand prize winnings to a person who has been single for the entire pandemic. Plus, pep talks for people who hate the beach and anyone working in entertainment.


Follow Sydnee on Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/justsydbw/


Listen to the Unofficial Expert podcast: 

https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-unofficial-expert/


Check out Comedy at the Knitting Factory: 

https://www.knittingfactory.com/event/tw-artistinfo/Comedy+At+The+Knitting+Factory/

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Jul 06 2021

33mins

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Make My Day Episode 63: Classic Wood Questions (with guests from Wait Wait Don't Tell Me)

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A recording of our recent livestream show. Paula Poundstone, Tom Bodett, and Peter Sagal compete to cheer Josh up. Karen Chee pops in as well and is delightful in a non-competitive setting. Quick note for listeners who didn't watch the livestream: Paula Poundstone repeatedly pretends to cut her head off with a saw over the course of the episode. Ticket sales from the live show benefitted HatchSpace, a not-for-profit woodworking collective in Vermont that Tom co-founded.


Donate to HatchSpace: https://hatchspace.org/Donate


Listen to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me: https://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/


Check out Peter's books: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/peter-sagal.html


Listen to Paula's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nobody-listens-to-paula-poundstone/id1410611499

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Jun 29 2021

57mins

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Make My Day Episode 62: Art Quotes Dot Com with Taylor Garron and Eva Victor

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Taylor Garron and Eva Victor (poetry collection Look I Bought Plants) compete to cheer Josh up. Together, the two contestants answer questions about the most beautiful poem possible. They then donates their grand prize winnings to the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition! Plus, pep talks for teenage poets, unintentional ASMR curators, and artists of works that look like vaginas.


Follow Taylor and Eva on social media:

https://twitter.com/taylorgarron

https://twitter.com/evavictor


Get yourself a copy of Look I Bought Plants:

https://www.chroniclebooks.com/products/look-i-bought-plants


Donate to the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition: 

https://blacktrans.org/donate/

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Jun 22 2021

32mins

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Make My Day Episode 61: Sunday Rebrand with Alison Roman

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Alison Roman (Home Movies, Nothing Fancy) competes to cheer Josh up. Alison does an amazing job being quizzed about how to throw a party. She then donates his grand prize winnings to the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation! Plus, pep talks for half-empty drinks and people unsuccessfully bringing dates to parties.


Watch Alison's video series Home Movies

https://www.youtube.com/user/alisoneroman


Buy Alison's cookbooks: 

https://www.alisoneroman.com/

Donate to the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation: 

https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/

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Jun 15 2021

34mins

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Make My Day Episode 60: The One-Third Rule with Chris Gethard

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Chris Gethard (new comedy special Half My Life) competes to cheer Josh up. Chris dominates a game of Half-Life, answering questions about important halves. He then donates his grand prize winnings to Holly's Miracles! Plus, pep talks for half-pints and people celebrating half-birthdays.

Watch Chris Gethard's new special Half My Life:

https://www.comedydynamics.com/catalog/chris-gethard-half-my-life/

Listen to Chris's podcast, Beautiful/Anonymous

https://www.earwolf.com/show/beautiful-anonymous/

Donate to Holly's Miracles:

https://www.facebook.com/hollysteam/

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Jun 08 2021

32mins

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Make My Day Episode 59: Goo and a Snap with Dave Schilling and Jesse David Fox

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Dave Schilling (Galaxy Brains podcast) and Jesse David Fox (Good One podcast) compete to cheer Josh up.  Jesse and Dave are friends with impeccable taste, and they answer questions about flavor in a game of Taste Buds. They then donate their grand prize winnings to Water Drop LA and Clinton Hill/Fort Greene Mutual Aid! Plus, pep talks for cilantro, Cooler Ranch flavor, and almond milk.


Listen and subscribe to Dave's podcast Galaxy Brains:

https://www.polygon.com/22384444/galaxy-brains-polygon-podcast-entertainment-movies-tv


Listen and subscribe to Jesse's podcasts Good One and The Specials:

https://www.vulture.com/news/good-one-podcast/

https://www.patreon.com/thespecials


Donate to Water Drop LA: 

https://www.waterdropla.org/


Donate to Clinton Hill/Fort Greene Mutual Aid:

https://chfgma.org/donate

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Jun 01 2021

32mins

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Make My Day Episode 58: Fedora Museum with Michelle Collins

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Michelle Collins (Midnight Snack, The Michelle Collins Show) competes to cheer Josh up. Michelle answers questions about the weird museum of her wildest dreams in a game of This Belongs In a Museum! She then donates her grand prize money to God's Love We Deliver! Plus, pep talks for empty picture frames and one particularly delightful museum guard.

Follow Michelle on Instagram:

www.instagram.com/michcoll


Listen and subscribe to Midnight Snack:

https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/midnight-snack/

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May 25 2021

33mins

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Make My Day Episode 57: Who Fights the Firefighters? with Rhea Butcher

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Rhea Butcher (Good Trouble) competes to cheer Josh up. Rhea is a big baseball fan, and for their game, they answer questions about baseball mascots! Plus, pep talks for the aforementioned mascots as well as the fans.


Follow Rhea on social media: 

https://twitter.com/RheaButcher

https://www.instagram.com/rheabutcher/


Listen to Rhea's great new standup album: 

https://bstlnk.to/butcher


Book a Cameo from Rhea: 

https://www.cameo.com/rheabutcher


Donate to the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund:

https://transgenderlegal.org/

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May 18 2021

31mins

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Make My Day Episode 56: Seltzer Territory with Eva Hendricks

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Eva Hendricks (Charly Bliss) competes to cheer Josh up. Eva has been living in Australia for the past year, and she answers questions about little stuff she misses from home in a game of All The Small Things. She then contributes her prize money to her brother Andrew's classroom garden! Plus, pep talks for hometowns and anyone considering starting a band.


Follow Charly Bliss on social media:

https://www.instagram.com/charlybliss/

https://twitter.com/charlybliss


Listen to Charly Bliss's great music (or purchase an album):

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7axA2bNeZsae6t2mgxoSFh

https://charlybliss.bandcamp.com/


Contribute to help fund Andrew Hendricks's classroom garden:

https://gofund.me/2ed7a9f8

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May 11 2021

33mins

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Make My Day Episode 55: John Adams Type Beat with James Harris and Lawrence Schlossman

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James Harris and Lawrence Schlossman (Throwing Fits podcast) compete to cheer Josh up. As experts on all things luxurious, James and Lawrence answer questions about how to live large. They then graciously donate their prize money to Border Kindness and The Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children in Patterson, NJ. Plus, pep talks for skinny jeans, haters, and Josh.


Listen to Throwing Fits and subscribe to the Patreon: 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/throwing-fits/id1494513478

https://www.patreon.com/throwingfits


Follow Jimmy and Larry on social media:

https://twitter.com/Dr_TacoMD

https://www.instagram.com/doctortaco/

https://twitter.com/SartoriallyInc

https://www.instagram.com/sartoriallyinc/


Donate to Border Kindness and Oasis:

https://oasisnj.org/

https://borderkindness.org/

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May 04 2021

30mins

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Make My Day Episode 54: Untrustworthy Accents with Alice Fraser

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Alice Fraser (The Gargle podcast, standup special Savage) competes to cheer Josh up! Because she's recording from Australia, Alice is able to answer several questions about the near future. She then graciously donates her $100 in prize money to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Plus, pep talks for the present as well as people have failed or are currently failing!

Follow Alice on social media:

www.twitter.com/aliterative

www.instagram.com/aliterative

Listen to The Gargle:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gargle/id1552687312

Watch Savage:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08BYK6S83/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r

Donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation:

https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/fundraise

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Apr 27 2021

33mins

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Make My Day Episode 53: Resort to Magic with Jared Logan

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Jared Logan (new half hour special on Epix, and Stream of Blood, on Twitch) competes to cheer Josh up! Jared journeys through a game of Fantasy Fantasy, setting an all-time Make My Day high score. He then graciously donates his $100 in prize money to Pantry Plus More in Morgantown, WV. Plus, pep talks for unlucky dice rollers and people who are worried about the end of the world!


Follow Jared on Twitter:

www.twitter.com/jaredlogan


Check out Stream of Blood:

https://www.twitch.tv/streamofblood/about


Donate to Pantry Plus More:

https://www.pantryplusmore.org/

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Apr 20 2021

33mins

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Make My Day Episode 52: My Verb, My Rules with Ayo Edebiri

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Ayo Edebiri (Dickinson, Big Mouth, Iconography podcast) competes to cheer Josh up! Ayo sets an all-time Make My Day high score by answering questions about her (eventual) farewell concert in 2071. She then graciously donates her $100 in prize money to Children of Promise. Plus, pep talks for dogs and people who are bad with technology!


Follow Ayo on social media:

www.twitter.com/ayoedebiri

www.instagram.com/ayoedebiri


Listen to Iconography:

https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/iconography/


Donate to Children of Promise:

https://www.cpnyc.org/donate

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Apr 13 2021

32mins

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Make My Day Episode 51: Is My Mom Mad At Me? with Jason Concepcion

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Jason Concepcion (Takeline podcast, ALL CAPS NBA, Emmy winner) competes to cheer Josh up! Jason wins an exciting game of The Thrill of the Take, setting an all-time Make My Day high score. He then generously donates his $100 in winnings to Ground Game LA.

Plus, pep talks for Mountain Dew and carbs!


Follow Jason on social media:

https://twitter.com/netw3rk

https://www.instagram.com/x_netw3rk_x/


Listen to Takeline and watch ALL CAPS NBA:

https://crooked.com/jason-concepcion-podcasts/


Donate to Ground Game LA:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ggla

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Apr 06 2021

34mins

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Make My Day Episode 50: Tabula Reno with Caleb Hearon

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Caleb Hearon (you've seen him being hilarious on the internet!) competes to cheer Josh up. As this week's contestant, Caleb has incredible answers to Josh's many questions about Spring. He then generously donates his $100 in winnings to the KC Tenants. Plus, pep talks for people who have gained a little weight during the pandemic and guys who wear shorts when it's 45 degrees outside! 

Follow Caleb across social media:

www.twitter.com/calebsaysthings

www.instagram.com/calebsaysthings

Donate to KC Tenants:

https://kctenants.org/home

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Mar 30 2021

33mins

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Make My Day Episode 49: Everybody's Out of Bones with Sadie Dupuis

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Sadie Dupuis (Sad13, Speedy Ortiz) competes to cheer Josh up. She absolutely dominates a game of Flicks are for Kids, setting a new high score by casting dogs in Wishbone-style reboots of gritty movies. It makes slightly more sense than it sounds like it would. Sadie generously donates her $100 in winnings to the National Harm Reduction Coalition. Plus, pep talks for people considering adopting a pet and actors cast in the role of The Joker.


Find out about Sadie's music, poetry, and record label:

www.sad13.horse


Donate to the National Harm Reduction Coalition: 

https://harmreduction.org/take-action/donate/

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Mar 23 2021

33mins

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Make My Day Episode 48: Hose It Down with Naomi Ekperigin and Amy Solomon

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Amy Solomon (Barry) and Naomi Ekperigin (Search Party) compete to cheer Josh up. In honor of the launch of the new humor collection Notes from the Bathroom Line (edited by Amy, contributed to by Naomi), the team plays an incredible round of Waiting For Togot, a game about bathroom lines. After securing their thrilling victory, Naomi donates her $100 prize to SELAH, and Amy donates hers to N Street Village. Plus, pep talks for bathroom attendants, people with nervous stomachs, and anyone who has clogged a toilet at a party.


Get yourself a copy of Notes from the Bathroom Line

https://www.notesfromthebathroomline.com/book


Listen to Naomi's podcasts!

Couples Therapy:

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-couples-therapy-29574473/


I Love a Lifetime Movie:

https://www.mylifetime.com/i-love-a-lifetime-movie


Donate to SELAH:

https://www.selahnhc.org/donations


Donate to N Street Village:

https://www.nstreetvillage.org/

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Mar 16 2021

33mins

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Such a great pod

By itsabigworldoutthere - May 15 2020
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This podcast is so funny and positive! Highly recommend if you’re looking for a laugh and a smile!

Day, made!

By Jon Solomon - May 14 2020
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A funny, charming, life-affirming contender emerges! Brightens my Tuesday mornings consderably.