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Baby Geniuses

297 EpisodesProduced by, Lisa Hanawalt, Emily Heller, Rob PeraWebsite

Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.

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Avril Lavigne Replacement Conspiracy Theory

May 31st, 2023


Hello babies!
We're still on strike, so if you see us picketing please don't honk - it scares the horses. Emily visited her old preschool, and tries …

Mongolian death worm

May 15th, 2023


Hello babies!

The WGA is currently on strike, so we're reporting live from the picket lines. We're critiquing picket signs and recapping some of the more interesting run ins we've experienced. When we're not fighting for …

Baby Train

May 1st, 2023


Hello babies!
We're using today's episode as a chance to catch up and finally respond to some of your emails, from IUDs to ice cream. On Chunch Chat, we're talking horses and horsepower. On Wiki of the Week, we read …


April 17th, 2023


Hello babies!
Emily just got back from Aspen, where she screened her new short film and rediscovered her appreciation for oxygen. Lisa is also short of breath, mostly because she is working on developing an appreciation …

Hokey Pokey

April 3rd, 2023


Hello babies!

Thanks for tuning into the show where, despite doing this show for over a decade, we still struggle to remember how we start the darn thing every time. On today's ep, Lisa gets her hands dirty and grows …

Candy Desk

March 27th, 2023


Hello babies!
It's still MaxFunDrive 2023, so you know what that means! If you're a member, you get access to a VERY special bonus episode. But, but... This episode is special too!

(...can I talk to you for a minute over …

Extremely Online

March 20th, 2023


Hello babies!

It's MaxFunDrive 2023, and we're pulling all the stops! Emily shares her experience in the limelight at the WGA Awards, and Lisa …

Panty Raid

March 6th, 2023


Hello babies!
We are hot off the heels of the WGA Awards, and we have all the red carpet gossip! (Editor's note: This was recorded the day before the awards, so we actually pretty much talk about Love Island and Jeopardy …

The Hum

February 20th, 2023


Hello babies!
In case you were wondering, neither of us has seen a whale or a dolphin recently. We have tried but failed. However, we do have some …

Christmas in July

February 6th, 2023


Hello babies!
You've all been asking for it (seriously) - we're now officially an anal fissure themed podcast! I went into the podcast hosting settings to change our show's category from "Comedy" to "Anal Fissures …

List of Individual Pigs

January 23rd, 2023


Hello babies!

Welcome to another very special episode of Baby Geniuses: After Dark. We'll be discussing all of the topics that are off limits when that prudish sun is in the sky. Emily will be showing off her new bra, …


January 9th, 2023


Hello babies!
We're stepping into the New Year by trying out some new styles. Who cares if we need to get fully undressed to pee every 45 minutes? In …

Caesar SaladCaesar SaladCeasar Salad

December 26th, 2022


Hello Christmas babies!
We have a VERY special holiday episode in store for you. Lisa just got back from a rodeo in Vegas, which was alto attended by …


December 13th, 2022


Hello babies!
Travel Correspondent Emily reports on her recent visit to the Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno, CA that were featured on our …

Clock of the Long Now

November 28th, 2022


Hello babies!
We're engaging in some light celebrity schadenfreude this week! Some of our least favorite personalities showed their true colors …

The Bottle Conjuror

November 14th, 2022


Hello babies!
If you are Emily's pen pal, we hope you enjoy this episode! On today's edition of Baby Geniuses, Lisa shares some sad news and we make assumptions about Mr. Bean's sex life. On Wiki of the Week, we read the …

Walburga Oesterreich

October 31st, 2022


Hello babies!
Make sure you get out and vote! This, like probably every election for the rest of our dumb little lives, is an important one. Check out Partner of the Pod Adam Conover's voting guide if you're in the LA …

Roy Sullivan

October 17th, 2022


Hello babies!
Emily is diving head first into Boston Legal, and we're starting to get concerned. She is exclusively wearing pinstriped power suits and has started saying inappropriate things to our young female …

Godfrey's Cordial

October 3rd, 2022


Hello babies!
On today's ep, Emily has an anti Endorse-Horse about a live action remake, and Lisa is riding her horse through your neighborhood and she does not need to explain her actions. On Wiki of the Week, we read …

Baseball Rubbing Mud

September 19th, 2022


Hello babies!
On today's ep, Emily is fresh off the red carpet with another one of her classic looks, and Lisa spent a few nights in an apartment that wasn't recently vacuumed. On Chunch Chat, Martha shares an actual …

Deep Scattering Layer/Benson (Fish)

September 5th, 2022


Hello babies!
We recorded this episode before the heatwave caused us to melt into a single puddle of podcast host. On today's ep, Emily has a wardrobe malfunction. On Chunch Chat, Martha wears inappropriate footwear and …

Truck Nuts

August 22nd, 2022


Hello babies!
Our fantastic podcast just turned ten! Whether you've been with us from the start or are a new listener, we appreciate you for joining us every other week! On today's special decennial episode, you can …


August 9th, 2022


Hello babies!
If it seems like we are slowly transitioning into an animal update podcast, you should know that this has always been an animal update …

Cynthia (Gaba girl)

July 25th, 2022


Hello babies!
How do you feel about self-checkout at stores? We were shocked by the abundance of positive sentiment online. Please share your feelings with us either way! On today's ep, Lisa tries to convince Emily to …

Fool's Errand

July 11th, 2022


Hello babies!
Another day, another chance for Joey to show up to the recording session, and another heartbreak. On today's ep, we respond to some listener emails and clear up some confusion about who and what Alan is. On …

Banana Peel

June 27th, 2022


Hello babies!
We're getting ready for summer by fostering butterflies and sending passive aggressive messages to our neighbors. On today's episode, we discuss the magic of FAO Schwarz and a still valid 90's celebrity …

Blue Whale of Catoosa

June 13th, 2022


Hello babies!
Breathing in, I smile. Breathing in, something something. Breathing out, this supreme moment. Yes! Yes! Yes! On today's episode, we plan ways to tank our WikiFeet ranking, and try to remember what we …

Channel Drift

June 1st, 2022


Hello babies!
We are breaking rank with fellow A List celebs Kim and Gwyneth and telling you not to vote for Rick Caruso. Emily got sick but it is NOT Covid, so we're chatting about some of our favorite sick day TV …

List of Bad Luck Signs/List of Lucky Symbols

May 17th, 2022


Hello babies!
We're getting out a bit more, thankfully. Emily went to a family reunion in West Virginia and stayed at a very strange hotel, and Lisa …

Diner Lingo

May 2nd, 2022


Hello babies!

It's MaxFunDrive still, so we're throwing you a bone and giving you an extra episode! NOTE: this is NOT a bonus episode! Become a member at the $5 a month level to hear bonus episodes. An extra episode is …

Bob Geary (police officer)

April 25th, 2022


Hello babies!
It's that time again - MaxFunDrive is upon us! Make sure to sign up and become a member if you aren't already. You'll definitely want the free swag. Members this year will get a Clerkis M'derkis patch!
On …

Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges

April 11th, 2022


Hello babies!
You are cordially invited to join Emily and Lisa for their fanciest episode yet. This is the first "formal attire required" podcast experience ever, so please don't listen unless you're wearing at least one …

Hollywood Freeway Chickens

March 28th, 2022


Hello babies!

Neil Degrasse Tyson here, letting you to know that the so called "Baby Geniuses" are simply two adult women of average intelligence. On …

Spaghetti-tree Hoax

March 14th, 2022


Hello babies!
Our love of land mammals is well documented, but on today's episode, we dip a (very attractive) toe into the world of aquatic mammals! Emily went whale watching recently, and Lisa appreciates a productivity …

Garden hermit

February 28th, 2022


Hello babies!
This week, we're focused on one thing: bumping our wikiFeet scores! Get on there and give us the scores we deserve! Five stars only! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Garden hermits." …

Society for Indecency to Naked Animals

February 14th, 2022


Hello babies!
We're not having a great week, but feel free to revel in our misery! Emily had a hard time at work and Lisa's had a difficult time …

Fictitious Entry

January 31st, 2022


Hello babies!
The Santa Ana winds are forcing us to have some difficult conversations this week. We now know more about umbrella warranties than we …

Timothy Dexter

January 17th, 2022


Hello babies!
This is the first episode we've recorded in 2022, and you won't be shocked to hear that we're totally new people! On today's episode, we talk about horses and plants. On Wiki of the Week, we read the …

Automobile Folklore

January 3rd, 2022


Hello babies!

Welcome to 2022, a fresh start awaits! Lisa is trying to be a bit more bilingual, and Emily is still trying to understand why her …

Snap-dragon (game)

December 20th, 2021


Hello babies!
The holiday season is in full effect, so we have an extra cozy episode in store for you! On today's nog flavored episode, we have a very …


December 6th, 2021


Hello babies!
Thank you for listening to our podcast, which is technically STEAM education. On today's episode, Lisa sits next to a rude passenger on a flight, and Emily's dog Alan is doing better. On Chunch Chat, we …

Hobby Tunneling

November 22nd, 2021


Hello babies!

On today's episode, a mean child from the day care next door broke Emily's skeleton. Just to clarify, I mean her artificial novelty Halloween decoration skeleton. Also, Lisa had some public impure thoughts …

Stoor Worm

November 10th, 2021


Hello babies!

What does November mean to you? Is it the start of the Holiday season, or is it a time of... retention? When the leaves change and start …


October 25th, 2021


Hello babies!

On today's episode, Lisa experiences jury duty, and we explain why you should care about this IATSE stuff. On Wiki of the Week, we read …

Le Pétomane

October 11th, 2021


Happy MaxFun Block Party, babies!

And a special welcome to all the new babies out there! This episode is made with the new listener in mind. If you're a long time listener, don't fret! There will be plenty for you to …

Ashrita Furman

September 27th, 2021


Hello babies!

First things first, If you're a member of IATSE, we encourage you to vote yes on the strike! On today's episode, we discuss the interesting Super Mario Bros: The Movie casting choices. On Wiki of the Week, …

Frog Battery

September 13th, 2021


Hello babies!

It's starting to feel like Autumn, so maybe load your dog in a pram and go for a stroll? On today's episode, Lisa narrowly avoids an …

Human Mail

August 30th, 2021


Hello babies!
A special greetings to our new co-host Ringo, who has taken over for Joey. Joey is unavailable for comment. On today's episode, we answer some of our more pressing fan submitted questions and Emily vents …

The Burryman

August 22nd, 2021


Hello babies!
And a special greeting to all our enemy neighbors. On today's episode, we discuss Emily's recent covid encounter, as well as a Tuca & Bertie update! On Chunch Chat, Lisa brags about a horse that she …

Dusty the Klepto Kitty

August 2nd, 2021


Hello babies!
We're back to recording remotely again FYI! Emily went to a party where she was potentially exposed to Covid. Go get vaccinated please! On today's episode, Lisa explains what an honest horse is and Emily is …

Karolina Olsson

July 19th, 2021


Hello babies!

Welcome to the Baby Genius Car Corner! We're talking all things automotive - Vroom Vroom! Emily gets her car washed a couple times after being utterly decimated by some large birds. We recap the newest …


July 5th, 2021


Hello babies!

We hope all of our lovely listeners had a wonderful ID4. On today's ep, Lisa shares her thoughts on a recent viewing of the very bad …

Unusual eBay Listings

June 21st, 2021


Hello babies!
We finally got around to watching the Friends reunion special and we have some thoughts. Lisa is recovering from surgery and recaps some of her experiences. We also discuss what Olympic event we'd love to …

Pepsi Number Fever

June 7th, 2021


Hello babies!
We're really enjoying recording in person, and we hope you find us more charming than ever! Go get vaxxed up so you can safely record your podcast with your friends too. On this episode, we design a new t …

Dustin the Turkey

May 24th, 2021


Hello babies!

On today's episode, we announce the winner of our Fatali Hot Sauce Raffle! Make sure to tune in if you entered. It's our first in person episode since the start of the pandemic, so we're shaking off some …

Great Michigan Pizza Funeral

May 10th, 2021


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It's MaxFunDrive! Head over to and upgrade your membership or become a member if you aren't one already! Help support the creators that make your days brighter. We have dogs and a horse and a …

Salmon Chaos

April 28th, 2021


Hello babies!

What a week! On today's episode, Emily tracks a package and Lisa spills some soup. On Chunch Chat, the segment about Martha Stewart's pony Ban Chunch, we read some listener submitted business names. On Wiki …

List of CB Slang

April 12th, 2021


Hello babies!

Thank you for listening to this show, even if you just love falling asleep to the sound of our voices! On today's episode, Emily shares a strange experience with a neighbor, and Lisa has a frightening horse …

Loveland Frog

March 29th, 2021


Hello babies!
Now that the possibility of a safe Halloween is on the distant horizon, Emily has started planning her couple's costume. She also shares some of her thoughts on the very bad comic Heathcliff. Lisa shares …


March 15th, 2021


Hello babies!
On today’s episode, Lisa shares about her upcoming surgery, as well as thoughts on Australia’s penis owl. Emily's dog Alan is out of surgery and has a racy new outfit. On Wiki of the Week, we read the …

Australia's Big Things

March 1st, 2021


Hello babies!
Sometimes it feels great to pack up and go for a hike with your feline companion. Sometimes you just want to practice your whip technique. All is fair game in Griffith Park! On today's episode, Lisa shares …

Nutty Narrows Bridge

February 15th, 2021


Hello babies!
It's a big day in Baby Geniuses history. This will be the episode you will all remember as "the one where Emily releases the sauce info."

On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Nutty Narrows …

Computer Rage

February 1st, 2021


Welcome to Baby Geniuses!

Or Hello Babies! Or however this usually goes! We start the show off by reading some letters sent in by listeners just like you. We also give a quick update on our hot sauce saga - a listener …


January 18th, 2021


Hello babies!
The last time we recorded was before the Georgia runoff elections, so we have some stuff to talk about. For example, we find out what Joey has been up to. On this episode, Emily considers sending an email …

Jimmy Carter Rabbit Incident/Puzzle Jug

January 4th, 2021


Hello babies!
We're proud to announce that CostnerWatch 2020 is officially over, and there will be no CostnerWatch 2021! On today's episode, we finally get to discuss the Hilaria Baldwin debacle. On a very special double …

Kitty Fisher

December 21st, 2020


Hello babies!
Happy holidays to all the babies of the world! On today's episode, we discuss bits that people do at home to the chagrin of their …

McDonald's Characters

December 7th, 2020


Hello babies!
Welcome to that wonderful gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas, also known as the valley of missing productivity! Lisa is deep into …

Worm Charming

November 23rd, 2020


Hello babies!
Happy Thanksgiving! We can't wait to see our friends and family this week - Daphne, Marty, Eddie, Frasier, Niles, the whole Crane gang. …

Crime in Antarctica

November 9th, 2020


Congrats babies!
Thank you for voting! On today's ep, we share our feelings about the recent election. We also touch on important topics like Kevin Costner movies and gardening updates. On Chunch Chat, Martha's cat makes …

Robert Coates (actor)

October 26th, 2020


Hello babies!
It's the spookiest time of year again! It's also the last episode before the election, so please make sure to vote so we are happy on the next episode. On this episode, we talk costumes, Borat, and …

Mr. Blobby

October 12th, 2020


Hello babies!
What an interesting week - Emily finally got a pStyle! She is getting the hang of it but needs a little practice. On Chunch Chat, Lisa is overjoyed by Martha's five Sicilian donkeys.
On Wiki of the Week, we …

List of Sandwiches

September 28th, 2020


Hello babies!
Too much has been happening lately and we've had it up to here with all the events! On today's episode, Emily has a unique fundraising strategy and Lisa reads a great goose email. On Wiki of the Week, we …

Egg War

September 14th, 2020


Hello babies!

As if we needed more reason to not leave our homes, our portion of the continent is on fire! Anyways, listen to this podcast and just breathe less often. On today's episode, we decompress a bit and talk …

Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly

August 31st, 2020


Hello babies!

So glad to provide you with another great podcast episode to memorize and speak along with! I suggest slowing down the recording, it helps make learning all the words easier. On today's episode, we have to …

Giulia Tofana

August 17th, 2020


Hello babies!
We all deal with difficulty in different ways - some people pick up hobbies to help distract. Lisa has taken up rollerskating, and Emily …

Nils Olav

August 3rd, 2020


Hello babies!

It's still MaxFunDrive 2020! Go become a member and support your favorite podcasts! If you have the extra dough, consider gifting a membership to someone who has lost income due to the pandemic.

On today's …

Tristan da Cunha

July 20th, 2020


Hello babies!

It's MaxFunDrive time again! Head on over to to become a member and to support your favorite babies. Check out the Endorse Horse pin! On today's episode, we discuss gross jam and millennial …

Top Euphemisms For "Period" By Language

July 6th, 2020


Hello babies!
Hope your Independence Day made you feel really really free! On today's episode, Lisa talks about a former friend who was called out, …

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

June 23rd, 2020


Hello Babies!

Thank you for listening to the only good podcast where the listeners are referred to as babies. Where do you keep your worms? On today's …

Elizabeth Klarer

June 8th, 2020


Hello babies!

We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement, and encourage our listeners to visit to learn more about how to actually make a difference.

We also think Baby Geniuses listeners might be …

WWF Brawl for All

May 26th, 2020


Hello babies!
Have you heard the news that leaked? Tuca & Bertie are back for a second season! Our babies have become unintentional fashion trendsetters, when a celeb steps out in an outfit Lisa and Emily envisioned …

Grunge Speak

May 11th, 2020


Hello babies!
Now that quarantine is all we know, we're getting better at this remote podcasting thing. We've been reading more and watching even more TV (imagine that!) and we'd love to share some of our picks with you! …

Bridey Murphy

April 27th, 2020


Hello babies!

Thank you for continuing to listen to our podcast even though you most likely no longer have a commute! Let us know what you're doing while listening these days. Washing your bike? Organizing your sock …

Nim Chimpsky

April 13th, 2020


Hello babies!

We hope you and yours are healthy and handling things as well as can reasonably be expected! If you have the space, may we suggest taking up gardening? Emily grew a potato in her backyard, and she's …

The Mad Pooper

March 30th, 2020


Hello babies!

We hope all you babies and your families are healthy out there and making the best of your quarantine time! On Chunch Chat, we find out how to socially distance, Martha Stewart style! First step - get a …

Long-Time Nuclear Waste Warning Messages

March 16th, 2020


Hello babies!

Please note this episode was recorded last weekend, some things have changed since then. Look at this episode as a fun short term time …

El Gran Juego de la Oca

March 2nd, 2020


Hello babies!

What is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? Odds are, we haven't even tried it! On this week's episode, Lisa sees a tumbleweed and Emily …

Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos

February 17th, 2020


Hello babies!

We hope you had a great vertical broom day! We like live as if every day our brooms can stand on their own. On today's episode, we discuss a credit that was misattributed to Emily. Lisa is aware of the …

Victor Lustig

February 3rd, 2020


Hello babies!

Lisa had a bad thing happen (she's ok!). Emily saw Cats (she's ok!). On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Victor Lustig, …

Extreme Ironing

January 20th, 2020


Hello babies!

Emily forced Lisa to watch The Circle, the new reality based series on Netflix. Both Lisa and Emily have recently finished watching Sex And The City. Emily went straight from this recording to a screening …

Guy Goma

January 6th, 2020


Hello babies!

A very happy New Year to all you babies out there! On today's episode, we dissect Cats and we discuss Roosters with teen boy names. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Guy Goma, a man who …

Icelandic Christmas folklore

December 23rd, 2019


Hello babies! 

Happy holidays from your two favorite rowdy altos. This season, Lisa has an encounter with some celeb xmas trees. Emily pitches a …

Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples

December 9th, 2019


Hello babies!

It is finally winter, the greatest season to live under a blanket and binge watch a classic show you've never seen! Lisa is diving into Sex And The City for the first time and we take the opportunity to …

Tempest Prognosticator

November 25th, 2019


Hello babies! 

Happy Turkey Week! On today's episode, Lisa rants about holiday gift guides and Emily is still interested in gardening. We read the …

Table Manners

November 11th, 2019


Hello babies!

Have you eaten all the good leftover Halloween candy yet? Do you save the better stuff for last, or eat it right away? On this episode, we discuss what we did on Hallow's Eve. On Wiki of the Week, we read …

Safety Coffin

October 28th, 2019


Hello babies!

We hope you are still enjoying the spooky season. On this episode, we discuss being a mean person, or how being a good person isn't …

Groom of the Stool

October 14th, 2019


Hello you spooky lil' babies!

We are still working on our Haloween costumes over here, so please be patient. Nature has started decorating our houses for us. Please take note of the seasonably large spider web. On this …

Serge Voronoff

September 30th, 2019


Hello babies!

On today's episode, Lisa and Emily respond to an email from a listener who wanted some life advice. Emily gives more tips on how to get rebates from the city for removing your lawn! On Wiki of the Week, we …

Cassie Chadwick

September 16th, 2019


Hello babies!

Have Emily and Lisa influenced you to adopt a dog? Let us know! Hi, Baby Geniuses producer Rob Pera here. I just adopted a lil' doggie …

Dancing Baby

September 3rd, 2019


Hello, babies!

We are coming out on this episode as fudge truthers - When was the last time you had fudge? Does anyone other than tourists buy it? Are there people making new batches of fudge, or was all fudge made in …

Curse Tablet

August 19th, 2019


Hello babies!

Congratulations on sniffing out our show. Lisa's dog Annie is practicing her nose work, and Emily just got a camera to spy on her dog …

Manneken Pis

August 5th, 2019


Hello babies!

And a special hello all you Raybies out there (a fan of Everybody Loves Raymond and Baby Geniuses)! Emily is neck deep in Raymond DVDs and powering through them a season at a time. On a much sadder note, …

Trash Talk/Flyting

July 22nd, 2019


Hello babies!

What permits are needed to start a backyard farm? How many bees do you need to buy? Is a rooster really necessary? This is the first episode recorded in a post "Cats" film trailer world and we need to work …


July 9th, 2019


Hello babies!

Thank you for sending in your #babybikes! We asked you to draw a bike from memory- no peeking- and you did it! Lisa just got back from Alaska, and she enjoyed ALL of the sights. Emily's dad is winning 2019 …

Acoustic Kitty, JD & The Straight Shot

June 24th, 2019


Hello babies!

On this very special episode of Baby Geniuses, we read multiple Wikipedia pages for our world famous Wiki of the Week segment. We will …

Roar (1981 film)

June 10th, 2019


Hello babies!

What have you been putting off in order to get your life in order? What is one quick thing you can do to organize your living space? When was the last time you thought of the film Magic Mike? On Wiki of …

Lek Mating

May 28th, 2019


Hello babies!

This is the first episode we've recorded since Tuca and Bertie dropped! We address a legitimate concern regarding the show. There's another new pup in the Baby Geniuses family - Lisa got a new dog! Her …

John Titor

May 13th, 2019


Hello babies!

We hope you're enjoying Lisa's new show Tuca & Bertie, available now on Netflix! If you're a regular Baby Geniuses listener it …


April 29th, 2019


Hello babies!

This is the last episode we will release before Lisa's new show Tuca & Bertie comes out on Netflix later this week! Hey, and when you watch it, don't tell us if you hate it! We don't want to know (not …

Planetary Mnemonic

April 15th, 2019


Hello Babies!

Emily got a dog! His name is Alan and looks like a grumpy old man found himself in a "The Fly" type teleporter mishap situation and was …

Sheela Na Gig

April 1st, 2019


Hello adults!

Welcome to a very special episode of Adult Idiots! 

Just kidding! We like to have a little April Fool's Day fun over here. Of course …

Forty Elephants

March 18th, 2019


Hello babies!

We hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and stayed home and watched Emily's comedy special Ice Thickeners, now on Comedy Central! …

Miss Baker

March 4th, 2019


Hello babies!

Lisa is catching up with some of Emily's tv recommendations. Have you watched Outlander or Instant Hotel? Emily wins a WGA award and …

Learned Pig

February 18th, 2019


Hello babies!

Happy President's Day to all you presidents out there except for the bad ones! On this episode, Emily shares her experience being sick and diving into the shows Instant Hotel and Outlander.  Lisa gets an …

Wizard of New Zealand

February 4th, 2019


Hello babies!

Thanks to Party of One music for putting their spin on our theme song! If you turn this episode on and feel like you've been transported to a different, much more adorable universe, don't worry! Same …

Tama (cat)

January 21st, 2019


Hello babies!

How are your new years resolutions holding up? Probably incredibly well? On this very relatable episode, Emily visits a luxury gifting …

Lloyds Bank coprolite

January 7th, 2019


Hello babies!

If you still have some egg nog in your fridge, don't waste it! Pour yourself a glass, curl up with a loved one in front of the pile of needles that was a tree mere weeks ago, and listen to this episode! We …

George Tirebiter

December 10th, 2018


Hello babies!

We have some BIG NEWS for you- Lisa got a horse! Emily told some unfortunately timed jokes on James Corden. On this episode, we briefly …

Bernd das Brot

November 26th, 2018


Hello Babies!

And a happy Cyber Monday to all! On today's ep, we take a deep dive into some of our most controversial listener submitted questions. We cover the gamut from questions about being a horse girl to which …

List of U.S. presidential campaign slogans

November 12th, 2018


Hello babies!

Everyone breathing alright out there? We recap some of the nice things that have happened since the recent midterm elections. Lisa …

Witch Bottles

October 29th, 2018


Hello you spooky babies!

Hallowe'en is upon us, much akin to a cape upon Count Dracula himself! Emily and Lisa read some quesstioonnss from …

J. I. Rodale

October 15th, 2018


Hello babies!

Wassup all you ragtime babies! Emily got back from the Emmys and her Getty Images purse is the talk of the town! Some bad stuff has happened in our country since our last episode and we talk about that …

Skunks as Pets

October 1st, 2018


Hello Babies!

Especially E.L. James! We hope you're listening, because we have some writing tips for you. Lisa has been catching up on some popular …

Dhinga Gavar

September 17th, 2018


Hello babies!

Make sure to check out Lisa's new book Coyote Doggirl, in stores now! She's doing some in store events, so if you're in SF or NY go catch one! On this episode- did you know Emily is on a trivia team? And …

Wikipedia Long Term Abuse

September 3rd, 2018


Hello babies!

Don’t forget to get Lisa’s new book Coyote Doggirl at your favorite local book shop! On this episode, Lisa watches a seasonally inappropriate film for her birthday. Emily is now a subscriber to Martha …


August 20th, 2018


Hello babies!

First things first: Lisa's book "Coyote Doggirl" is in stores now! If you're in Denver or Seattle, Emily is performing there in the next week or so! In this episode, Emily finally gets into summer mode by …

Mabel Stark

August 6th, 2018


Hello babies!

Singing is fun, don't you agree? We like to make playlists of our favorite songs to sing and drive around sometimes. It's August, so that means we're brainstorming our Halloween costumes. On Chunch Chat, …

Greenland Shark

July 23rd, 2018


Hello babies!

We would like to formally apologize for pronouncing geoduck wrong all this time. On this episode, Emily and Lisa talk about a chicken …

Amy Bock

July 9th, 2018


Hello babies!

Webster's Dictionary defines this episode as a rather good one. On this episode, Emily shares about her run in with a rock and roller. …

Joey Skaggs

June 25th, 2018


Hello babies!

New houses, same babies. Emily and Lisa are moving up in the world. Getting older has it's perks, like multiple rooms for pooping. On …

S. A. Andrée's Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897

June 11th, 2018


Hello, babies!

On today's episode, we address some controversies, including those surrounding Emily's Friends tweet. Lisa has a sex dream about a bird. Emily reads a libertarian children's book. On Chunch Chat, Martha …

Twelve Tribes Communities (Yellow Deli Cult)

May 28th, 2018


Hello, babies!

When was the last time you moved to a new place? Emily and Lisa are both in the thick of it. Come hear their tales of couches on curbs and packing techniques. We read the greatest listener letter ever …

Ming of Harlem

May 14th, 2018


Hello babies!

Emily's brother just had a baby! That's a big deal! On this episode, Emily has a pointed response to a question. Lisa learns how to sell refrigerators with potato chips. On Wiki of the Week, we read the …

Mozart and Scatology

April 30th, 2018


Hello babies!

Eat anything good lately? Lisa's dog ate her mouthguard and underwear. Emily does Zumba with two middle aged women and considers learning Spanish. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for …

Chicken Eyeglasses

April 16th, 2018


Hello, babies!

It's tax season, so we're doing anything to distract ourselves from filing! We're digging through various 1099s to find listener submitted questions. All your questions will finally be answered! How do …


April 2nd, 2018


Hello babies!

It's the greatest time of the year - the MaxFunDrive! Make sure you sign up to become a member so you can get access to the special bonus episode! We do a march madness style bracket to help decide what …

Mariko Aoki Phenomenon

March 19th, 2018


Hello babies!

Got any great travel plans? We don't! In this episode, Lisa successfully blurbs a book, Emily is still considering starting the podcast …

Flatulence Humor

March 5th, 2018


Hello babies!

We've been very busy lately so we're finally catching up on all the good things we missed last year. Why didn't anyone tell Emily to watch Get Out sooner? On this episode, we let the toucan out of the bag! …

Each-uisge (Water Horse)

February 19th, 2018


Hello babies!

If a baby Bojack appeared on your porch, would you take care of it? Someone made an eerily realistic Bojack doll and sold it on Etsy. …


February 5th, 2018


Hello, babies!

We hope you enjoyed the Big Game! We spent Sunday cheering for 2018 all star Phil Rosenthal. We skipped the puppy bowl and revisited that show about hypothetical bizarre animal fights. Also on this …

List of Gestures

January 29th, 2018


Hello geniuses!

I mean, hello babies! Both come off kinda condescending, right? We don’t really mean to be. In this episode, Emily considers marrying Lisa’s dog. Lisa has conflicting emotions regarding the hypothetical …

Catalan Mythology About Witches

January 15th, 2018


Hello babies! 

Emily didn't get a lot of sleep last night because her neighbors fighting, so please ignore all the cold brew slurping sounds. She's …

Death During Consensual Sex

January 2nd, 2018


Hello babies!

Portland, OR based babies: Come to Emily's album recording on January 20th at the Curious Comedy Theater! 

Non Portland based babies: …

Woolly Rhizomes

December 18th, 2017


Hello babies!

We're trying something new today- a 100% Emily and Lisa episode! Emily saw the new film I, Tonya, and tells us about it. On Chunch Chat, Fernando helps Martha Stewart hang her Kugels. On Wiki of the Week, …

Sasheer Zamata / Nicole Byer

December 4th, 2017


Hello babies!

Quick question - if we’re not supposed to pick our noses, why are our fingers *exactly* the right size to get up in there? What habits are you trying to break? On today’s episode, Emily goes to West …

Chris Marcil / Jon Daly

November 13th, 2017


Hello babies!

Have you seen long bear? The legs are quite long. Get one for a significant other before they sell out! On today’s episode, Lisa discovers a new slime teen and one of Emily’s favorite ASMR artists returns. …

John Early / Amber Nelson

October 30th, 2017


Hello babies!

Hope you’re having a very spooktacular season! Lisa had a creepy experience recently, but not the fun kind of creepy. Emily preps her …

Jess Dweck / Paul Welsh

October 16th, 2017


Hello babies!

What is your word of the year? We have a few fun and totally not sad options for this year. Emily has a weird, creepy experience with some curtains. Curtains aren’t supposed to do that! Lisa gets a …

Patty Schemel / James Austin Johnson

October 2nd, 2017


Lisa is finally getting around to watching The Sopranos in its entirety, so we’re finally getting around to discussing how James Gandolfini is …

Lindy West / Nate Fernald

September 18th, 2017


Hello babies!

Maybe this is actually our five year anniversary show? I’m a little confused. Anyways, Emily celebrated a different anniversary recently by staying at the Disneyland hotel and accomplishing the impossible: …

Eliot Glazer / Jake Regal

September 4th, 2017


Hello babies!

It’s our five year anniversary episode! Won’t you come celebrate with us? The traditional five year anniversary gift is wood. We’re registered at iTunes, please give us a five star review and just leave us …

Demi Adejuyigbe / Brad Morris

August 21st, 2017


Hello babies!

Emily is doing some shows in Texas this week! If you’re in the general vicinity of Texas make it a point to check her out and let her make you laugh! Is the brown noise real? On that note, when was the …

Nick Thune / Becky Robinson

August 7th, 2017


Hello babies!

Have you seen Emily on tour this summer? Go do it if you live near a city! Have you bought a Ban Chunch shirt yet? Go buy one, unless you live somewhere that doesn’t have a post office. In that case, you …

Zach Sherwin / Sean Keane

July 24th, 2017


Hello babies!

First things first: Go buy a Chunch shirt and go see Emily on tour this summer! and respectively. On today’s episode, Lisa has a frustrating online …

Andrew Ti / Jon Daly

July 10th, 2017


Hello babies!

Summer is in full effect! Emily overdid it at Disney’s California Adventure and threw up, which ranks as the third most …

Jen D'Angelo / Erin Whitehead

June 26th, 2017


Hello babies!

And a special hello to all you fans of Frasier out there! There are at least three references to our favorite show. See if you can find them all, or if I missed any! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS: Emily …

Alison Leiby / Kristen Studard

June 12th, 2017


Hello babies!

On today’s episode, Emily and Lisa answer YOUR questions! That is, if you are one of the people who asked us a question via Twitter the day we recorded this episode. If you aren’t, maybe you can pretend …

Megan Gailey / Dan Klein

May 29th, 2017


Hello babies!


Emily has a fantasy about telling a skater off and shares a new piece of fan art inspired jewelry. Lisa is disgusted and intrigued by a stranger/new friend. On Chunch Chat, we are now months into a …

Amy Aniobi / Allen Strickland Williams

May 15th, 2017


Hello babies!

Emily is on tour, if you live somewhere in the US check if she’s coming to your town soon! Maybe she’ll even autograph a zine for you? Lisa is on hiatus from work so she has taken up weaving. On Chunch …

Jen Statsky / D'Arcy Carden

May 1st, 2017


G’day, babies!

Emily is back from Australia, and she is very disappointed by a missed connection with a koala. Lisa teaches us about “the danger triangle,” which is an area on your face and not a large part of the …

Moshe Kasher / James Austin Johnson

April 17th, 2017


Hello babies!


Lisa is back from India and is relieved to be back home in calm and empty, relatively traffic-free Los Angeles. Emily’s grandmother recently passed and she recalls some nice stories. On Chunch Chat, we …

Siobhan Thompson / Josh Fadem

April 3rd, 2017


Hello babies!


Special greetings to our babies down under! Emily is performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this week. She will be telling jokes with that American accent she is known for. 


This is …

Jackie Kashian / Paul Welsh

March 20th, 2017


Hello babies!

It’s MaxFunDrive 2017- go to and help support the Babies and all your other favorite shows! Check out the Baby Geniuses themed gifts! I want a Baby Geniuses butt pin really badly!!

We’re …

Laurie Kilmartin / Jake Regal

March 6th, 2017


Hello babies!


We have a local election tomorrow! Get educated and make a difference at the local level (LA listeners - vote NO on S)! What is Gunther from “Friends” up to? Is he loaded or did he get a raw deal? Fill …

David Gborie / Nick Vatterott

February 20th, 2017


Today, we’re doing one of my favorite segments. We answer your questions via Twitter! Tune in to find out what Lisa considers a “gastric burden!” On Chunch Chat, we learn about Martha’s twenty new pigeons. They have …

Jack Moore / Matt McCarthy

February 6th, 2017


Hello babies!

How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Still staying off social media? We hope so! Feeling like you need to do something? We …

Matt Braunger / Paul Danke

January 23rd, 2017


Hello babies!


Welcome to the other side of the looking glass! We’re discussing how our lives have changed post-inauguration. We’re not on social media a lot, so if you’ve tried to slide into our mentions we might have …

Kurt Braunohler / Kristen Studard

January 9th, 2017


Hello babies! 


We did it. We actually did it. We lived through 2016. I know it is hard to believe but you are stronger and better for it. You deserve to pamper yourself. Maybe treat yourself to one of the many …

Aparna Nancherla / Alana Johnston

December 26th, 2016


Hello babies! 


We hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Did you sleep well on your old twin bed at your parents’ house? Or maybe they turned your old …

Casey Ley / Craig Rowin

December 12th, 2016


Hello babies!


Its almost Christmas! We got the ultimate gift this year - Lisa’s dog Indy survived cancer! There is still good in this crazy world! …

How to Fight Trump with Katt Hoban & Cynthia Sanchez

November 28th, 2016


Hello babies!


This is our first episode recorded post-election. Welcome to the new world! We unpack some of our feelings regarding this hellscape. On Chunch Chat, we’re experience a Chunch news drought. We talk …

Jenny Zigrino / Zach Broussard

November 14th, 2016


Hello babies!

Got your emergency go bags ready? We recorded this before the election and hope that this still brings you some joy in these uncertain …

Kulap Vilaysack / Erin Whitehead

October 31st, 2016


Hello babies!

On this VERY SPOOKTACULAR episode, we tackle the important questions. What dat mouse? Listen and find out the answer! The spookiness continues as we tackle that crazy election! If you’re not voting for …

Nate Fernald / Brad Morris

October 17th, 2016


Hello babies!


Spoiler alert: people are often using the term “spoiler alert” incorrectly! Even brands like Starbucks are getting in on the action! We look into The Great British Bakeoff’s winning recipe, and the main …

Erin Judge / John Milhiser

October 3rd, 2016


Hello babies!   Shake the playa dust out of your angel wings and find some decent WIFI, because it’s Burning Man Craigslist Missed Connection season! Did you fail to swap contact info with that sexy steampunk? There’s …

Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz / Zach Sims

September 19th, 2016


Hello babies!

  Our babies are growing up! Our very own Lisa got papped! A paparazzo pops Lisa and Adam a peculiar question that, frankly, outs the …

Travis McElroy / Josh Androsky

September 5th, 2016


Hello babies!   Happy back to school season! We hope you have brand new school supplies! Didn’t you love the feeling of sharpening a brand new pencil …

Jessica Gao / Nicole Byer

August 22nd, 2016


Hello babies!   Happy fourth birthday to our show! 2012 feels like forever ago. Just think of how naive we were to worry about the threat of Mitt Romney being elected president! On this episode, Lisa addresses a hater. …

Kate Micucci / Jared Logan

August 8th, 2016


Hello babies!   By now you must have heard the news about Garry Marshall’s passing - Just want to say that although we were just talking about him, we had nothing to do with his death! We are huge fans of his work and …

Nico Santos / Betsy Sodaro

July 25th, 2016


Hello babies!   More specifically, hello adults! Do you have difficulty making and keeping friendships in your advanced age? We have some tips to …

Baron Vaughn / Eric Dadourian

July 11th, 2016


Hello babies!   First things first: please donate to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castle if you can spare it. Links provided below:    We have a lot of fun on this episode regardless of how insanely …

Adam Cayton-Holland / Nate Fernald

June 27th, 2016


Hello babies! On this episode, we tackle the big questions. At what point is it acceptable to drag a rando on Twitter? How smug does said rando have to be before you ruin their shit publicly? On Chunch Chat, we discuss …

Gonzalo Cordova / James Austin Johnson

June 13th, 2016


Hello babies!

  How great does food in cartoons look? What animated cuisine looks the most appetizing  to you? Lisa tries shower belly, and it’s as hard as it sounds. We talk Emily’s favorite new tv show, which stars …

Brittani Nichols / Kristen Studard

May 30th, 2016


Hello babies! Are you ready to chase greatness? We are, no thanks to the buggy Duane “The Rock” Johnson iPhone alarm clock app! On today’s episode we …

Craig Rowin / Jake Regal

May 16th, 2016


Hello babies! You’re now tuned into our favorite podcast! This week we’re discussing our favorite theoretical fecal transplant techniques. Some are more intimate than others! Emily got to see Hamilton and showed …

Shadi Petosky / Paul Danke

May 2nd, 2016


Hello babies! Guess what? We saw some movies with anthropomorphic animals! Beyoncé is working on a few projects, and none of which are a multicam …

Christine Nangle / Zach Sims

April 18th, 2016


Hello babies! 

We dish out on who shouldn't listen to our show! They probably aren't listening to our show anyways. We're horrified by Microsoft's …

Sabrina Jalees / James Austin Johnson

April 4th, 2016


Hello babies! Damn Daniel, we're back at it again with the month old memes! In Chunch Chat, Martha looks sensational as she trolls us from her …

Aisling Bea / Mary Holland

March 21st, 2016


Hello Babies! It's MaxFunDrive time again! Support the show at! Thank you for joining us chew lovers! First let's talk about Unreal/The Bachelor! Hear the tale of our lost episode! We're joined …

Ryan Sands / Brad Morris

March 7th, 2016


Hello Babies! Let's start off by checking in with our listeners bathroom habits! Now let's talk about how awesome it is to be adults! So far so good! …

Eleanor Davis / Sean Keane

February 22nd, 2016


Hello babies! So much to cover! This is gonna be an uncomfortable one folks! Strap in and strap on a peeing device! First, our dislike of Bones and …

Emily Flake / Erin Whitehead

February 8th, 2016


Hello Babies! So, we're basically hammers because we NAILED this episode! We're talking about weird features in Emily's new house. We're talking about swag we've been sent. We're re-branding as Puffy Geniuses. This one …

Whitmer Thomas / Kristen Studard

January 25th, 2016


Hello Babies! It's so good to be back! It's a new year and we've been traveling, but you were never far from our hearts. That said, we spent most of our traveling time wondering if we've been sitting on toilets wrong... …

Mailbag Special!

December 28th, 2015


Hello Babies! Join us for our very special mailbag episode. No guests, just you and us hanging out and reading your letters! Happy holidays, we'll …

Joselyn Hughes / Nate Fernald

December 14th, 2015


Hello Babies! Happy holidays to all! Emily has already received the best gift of all: A Palin sighting! Lisa also received a great gift: positive …

Matt Ingebretson / Jared Logan

November 30th, 2015


Hello babies! On this episode, Taylor Swift fans are mad at Emily! And some of them are apparently really bad at trolling! Lisa recently gave a …

Alison Stevenson / Dave Horwitz

November 16th, 2015


Hello Babies! Have you all heard about Hamilton?! It's GREAT!!!!! Also, a GIF of a scary worm... but mostly just Hamilton! In this week's Wiki of the Week, writer and awesome person Alison Stevenson joins us to discuss …

Kate Purdy / Matt McCarthy

November 2nd, 2015


Hello Babies! Welcome to Podcasting 101! It's been a while since we've recorded and boy have we been busy! Along with watching British baking shows and trip to Disneyland, Emily is putting out a comedy album! In Chunch …

Kristen Schaal

October 19th, 2015


Hello Babies and welcome to our very special 100th Episode! This amazing episode is jam-packed with so much great stuff! We look back over all the years and we talk about poop! A lot! We also talk about your butts! …

Max Fun Switch: Hal Lublin / Lauren Pritchard

October 5th, 2015


Welcome to the MaxFun Switcheroo episode Babies! We switched with Travis and Andie from Bunker Buddies and we jumped over to Lady to Lady! Travis and Andie start off the episode discussing their delayed reaction to the …

Claudia O'Doherty / Josh Fadem

September 28th, 2015


Hello Babies! We kick it off this week with an in-depth discussion as to how we would behave if we were famous celebrity mistresses. Spoiler, it …

Jake Fogelnest / Jake Regal

September 14th, 2015


Hello Babies! On this week's episode we wonder: how did we get things done before we had podcasts to listen to? Lisa has yet another crazy bee story! Emily crowd-sourced a celebrity sighting! Is there a one-stop shop …

Asa Taccone / Jared Logan

August 31st, 2015


Hello Babies! Listen, we have a lot to talk about (we've been doing this a long time! We like interesting art! We've been watching Seinfeld!) but mostly CHECK OUT THAT INTERESTING BIRD BEHIND YOU! People (dudes) keep …

Chris Thayer / Nicole Byer

August 17th, 2015


Hello Babies! We don't know about you, but we are having a great day! Not only has Lisa adopted a whole new "post-massage" persona, but Bojack …

Allen Strickland-Williams / Dan Hodapp

August 3rd, 2015


Hello babies! Hot-diggety-dog, do we have a good episode for you! Emily has an obsession with a Japanese cat game and Lisa got a massage! Lisa also …

Raphael Bob-Waksberg/Paul Danke

July 20th, 2015


Hello Babies! We talk about a lot of stuff on this episode, but frankly we talk about Magic Mike XXL and we're not really sure why you would care …

Mike Hollingsworth/James Austin Johnson

July 6th, 2015


Hello Babies! We're back in the studio and you know what? We missed you! This week, Emily shares her epic recycling battle! Lisa shares her (possibly) pickle-related anxiety! We've got a new update in this week's Chunch …

Caitlin Gill/Zach Broussard

June 22nd, 2015


Hello Babies! First, we thank some awesome people then we jump right into original Obama impressions! Want to hear some of Emily's fun tour stories? How about Lisa's fun stories from the James Beard Awards? We've got …

Randy Liedtke/Nate Fernald

June 8th, 2015


Hello Babies! Emily has returned from tour and we're so happy to have her back in the stud'! Lots of stuff has happened in Emily and Lisa's lives, but none of that is as important as talking about Mad Max! Speaking of …

Hellen Jo/Zach Sims

May 25th, 2015


Hello Babies! Welcome to our new episode, a safe place for butts! What does that mean? Don't worry, we'll man-splain it to you! Wait, what is the …

Ian Karmel/Avery Monsen

May 11th, 2015


Hello Babies! On this week's episode we wonder what kind of stuff do you do while you listen? We talk in depth about IUDs! We've got a BEN CHUNCH UPDATE for you! Lisa and Emily discuss what jokes are off limits and what …

Louis Peitzman/Jake Regal

April 27th, 2015


Hello Babies! Thank you for joining us once again! This week, Lisa says a tearful goodbye to a dear friend. Spoiler: It's Kim Kardashian. The …

Solomon Georgio/Matt McCarthy

April 13th, 2015


Hello Babies! Thank you once again for joining us, we're so excited to see you! Join us as we discuss what kind of cult we'd like to be a part of, …

Sierra Teller Ornelas/Cissy Fenwick

March 30th, 2015


Hello Babies! This episode is jam-packed with some pretty heady concepts! Like what you ask? How about "butt-stamping"? That do anything for you? And yes, we do talk a lot about Scatman John in this episode, so don't …

Kumail Nanjiani/Kristen Studard

March 16th, 2015


Hello babies and welcome to our special MaxFun Drive episode! Join us as we discuss Emily encounter with her Scientologist chiropractor and Lisa's …

Rhea Butcher/Anna Seregina

March 2nd, 2015


Hello Babies! Let us start out by saying thank you for all of the amazing fan mail! On this episode, we talk about the new game sweeping the nation: "Who's Invited to the Orgy?" Also, we discuss Lisa and Emily's recent …

Barbara Gray/Zach Sims

February 16th, 2015


Hello babies! On this week's episode, Lisa and Emily kick it off by talking about being naked together at the spa! Also, Ben Chunch news! We're joined by fellow MaxFunster and hilarious comedian Barbara Gray. Barbara …

Karl Hess/Mary Holland

February 2nd, 2015


Hello babies! On this episode, we sit down and chat all things pirate with comedian Karl Hess! We also have an eye opening conversation about BUTTS! Did you know that you can tell someone’s past/future just from looking …

Laraine Newman/ John Milhiser

January 19th, 2015


Hello Babies! Oh goodness, this is a very special episode! If you have ever wanted SNL and Groundlings founding member Laraine Newman to tell you what it's like to be a cheer mom, good news! She talks about this, food …

Jono Zalay/Emily Wilson

January 5th, 2015


Hello babies! Welcome to 2015! To celebrate the New Year we start off with a Ben chunch update and Lisa has just discovered Pinterest! On a different note, have you all heard of "health goths"? Trust us, is pretty …

Matt Furie/Will Hines

December 22nd, 2014


Hello babies! This week we are joined by artist and animator Matt Furie! We delve into the world of Simpsons foreign language translations and human …

Paul F. Tompkins

December 8th, 2014


Hello babies! This week we are beyond thrilled to be joined by comedian, actor and all around hero Paul F. Tompkins! Paul joins us to discuss anger …

Rory Scovel/Jared Logan

November 24th, 2014


Hello babies! This week's guest is the hilarious comedian and Emily's Ground Floor co-star Rory Scovel! We talk to him about mushrooms, Batman, and LA lifestyles! Then, Professor Albert Frank teaches us all about war! …

Robert Dean/Zach Broussard

November 10th, 2014


Hello babies! This week, comedian Robert Dean uncovers the true story of the origins of Mister Peanut! He also recounts the day that Tony Danza …

Emily Gordon/Matt McCarthy

October 27th, 2014


Hello babies! This week, writer/producer/bad-ass Emily Gordon tells us all about the Harlem Globetrotters and praises the showmanship of GWAR. Then, Bob Dylan expert Stacy George enumerates Dylan's more obscure career …

Pat Cassels/Eliza Skinner

October 13th, 2014


Hey babies! This week's guest is College Humor writer and Taylor Swift enthusiast Pat Cassels! He tells us all about his love of the Shake It Off …

Dave Thomason / Henry Zebrowski

September 29th, 2014


Hey babies - this week's guest is comedian Dave Thomason! You can see him on this season of Adam Devine's House Party, or you can listen to him talk about his dog's separation anxiety. We also talk about Finnish cuss …

Ron Babcock / Matt Ingebretson

September 3rd, 2014


Hello babies - this week's guest is urban planning enthusiast and hilarious comedian Ron Babcock! He tells us all about France's mistakes in World War 2 and the future of the LA river. It is FASCINATING. Then, butterfly …

Megan Amram / John Milhiser

August 19th, 2014


Bonjour mon bebes, this week's guest is author and Parks & Rec writer Megan Amram!!! She talks to us about her love of crossword puzzles and her …

Kelli Karsten / Marcy Jarreau

July 30th, 2014


Babies! Hello! We have a very exciting, extravaganza-themed show for you today! First, professional touring circus clown Kelli Karsten tells us what it's like to live on a train for five years! Then, theme park safety …

Jon Klassen / Jake Regal

July 16th, 2014


Hey babies! This week's guest is author/illustrator Jon Klassen and he's here to talk to us about coleslaw! We also discuss last meals, open mikes, …

Karen Kilgariff / Mark Little

July 9th, 2014


Hola babies! This week's guest is comedian, musician, Mr. Show star, and all around wonderful lady Karen Kilgariff! She talks to us about her days as …

Nick Sumida / Matt McCarthy

July 2nd, 2014


Babies, babies, babies! We are back after a week off and boy are we refreshed and ready to get into it with our incredible guest, artist and …

Sara Benincasa / Paul Danke

June 19th, 2014


Hey babies! This week's guest is author / comedian / overall delight Sara Benincasa! She talks to us about Agoraphobia and baton twirling! Two fascinating and totally unrelated topics! Then: Jimmy Buffett expert Blake …

Eliza Skinner / Kristen Studard

June 13th, 2014


Hey babies! This week we're talking with the hilarious comedian & writer Eliza Skinner! She tells us all about the Jamestown colony and a plucky …

Ben Joseph / Sean Keane

June 6th, 2014


What's happenin,' Babies!? Our guest this week is a fantastic comedy writer for College Humor and television, Ben Joseph! He talks about the super …

Alice Wetterlund / Matt Cordova

May 28th, 2014


Hola, babies! Our guest this week is delightful comedian Alice Wetterlund from Girl Code! She teaches us how to meditate and cat whisper. Pillows and …

Cameron Esposito / Tony Sam

May 21st, 2014


Salutations, babies! This week our guest is the fantastic comedian Cameron Esposito. She talks to us about being the ringleader of a circus! Which is …

Gabe Delahaye / Dan Black

May 15th, 2014


Hey babies - this week's guest is comedy writer and GOOP expert Gabe Delahaye! We talk about shark facts, meat showers, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Then, faux-fitness expert Charlie Marbles teaches us how to trick people into …

Jake Weisman / Jake Regal

April 30th, 2014


Hello, babies! This week we have the hilarious JAKE WEISMAN talking to us all about Scientology, cats, and the intersection of Scientology and cats!! …

Kate Berlant / Adam Conover

April 24th, 2014


Live from Cabo!! This particularly loopy episode of BG was recorded on the last day of our vacation in Mexico! The hysterical & relaxed Kate …

Beth Stelling / Kristen Studard

April 16th, 2014


This week on the podcast, hilarious comedian Beth Stelling (Conan, @midnight, Chelsea Lately & more) tells us all about how to have fun in Dayton Ohio. Here's a hint: you have to defy the Goosebumps book "Stay Out …

Matt Forsythe / Aparna Nancherla

April 10th, 2014


Hey babies! This week's guest is the fantastic artist Matt Forsythe! He talks to us about the best burger experience you can have and also his job as head character designer on Adventure Time! Wowee! Then, 'Fitting In' …

Sara Schaefer / Chris Garcia

April 3rd, 2014


Hola, babies! This week we are joined by the super hilarious comedian and former co-host of Nikki & Sara Live, Sara Schaefer! She talks to us …

Justin Halpern / Paul Danke

March 27th, 2014


This week we have a super manly, super sexy episode for you. Drugs! Sex! Cars! Bee stings! Beastings! First, TV writer / Emily's boss / twitter empresario Justin Halpern tells us some "fun facts" about Pablo Escobar and …

Nicole Byer / Jared Logan

March 19th, 2014


This week the babies are joined by hilarious comedian & Girl Code star Nicole Byer! She talks to us about drama school drama, throwing away her …

Ali Koehler / Nate Fernald

March 12th, 2014


This week the babies are joined by awesome drummer Ali Koehler (Upset, Vivian Girls, Best Coast) who tells us all about her time in Germany, her love of make up, and why she hates live shows (sort of). Then: dog expert …

Sean O'Connor / Eric Dadourian

March 5th, 2014


This week we are joined by comedian Sean O'Connor (Comedy Central, Conan)!! He talks to us about his love of Ke$ha and also the mysterious …

Minisode: Chip Eatin' Guy

February 26th, 2014


Weeeee're baaaaack! In this "mini-sode" (like an appetizer for a real episode!) Lisa and Emily catch up about their new lives in LA including stories of dog poop and the Magic Castle! They are also joined by a …

Rob Dubbin / Jim VanBlaricum

September 26th, 2013


Today on BG: It's the final episode before the Babies go on an indefinite hiatus! Mourn for them! COLBERT REPORT writer Rob Dubbin shares some writerly tales from the recent Emmy winner. Revenge expert Sebastian …

Ted Travelstead / Nick Maritato

September 12th, 2013


It's a huge day in Lisa and Emily's relationship: They finally watched DUMB & DUMBER together! Comedian and writer Ted Travelstead loves studying pick-up artists. Street magic expert Drew McClanahan (Nick Maritato) …

Kara Klenk / Casey Jost

August 29th, 2013


Emily and Lisa analyze their creative processes, and where their careers have taken them. Comedian, actor, and writer Kara Klenk reminisces working for NBC during the 2006 winter Olympics, and IT expert A.J. (Casey …

Jermaine Fowler / Emily Axford

August 15th, 2013


This was recorded during the New York City heat wave, and Emily is baffled how people can look good in weather like this. Comedian Jermaine Fowler of MTV2's GUY CODE relates the struggles of trying to give teenagers …

Matt Koff / Connor Ratliff

August 1st, 2013


Today on BG: Emily and Lisa hash out the inner workings of PACIFIC RIM, comedian and writer Matt Koff smells things that aren't there, and brain tickler expert Dr. Fendel Randelman (Connor Ratliff) discusses his new TLC …

Mike Lawrence / Jared Logan

July 18th, 2013


The Babies. Are. BACK. Emily and Lisa are so excited to be together again, and swap some stories of their new digs in LA and Manhattan, respectively. Comedian Mike Lawrence joins to talk about his thoughts on GLEE, and …

David Rees / Dan Black

June 27th, 2013


Today on BG: The show is going on a two-week hiatus while Emily dances in the LA sunlight, and Lisa doesn't know how to handle it. Author and cartoonist David Rees goes on a journey with creating mashups, and explains …

Alex Koll / Amber Nelson

June 20th, 2013


Emily and Lisa pop back some cocktails to beat the heat, comedian Alex Koll describes what it means to be a balloonologist, and art education expert …

Sean Donnelly / Reid Faylor

June 13th, 2013


Emily gets a mole removed from an interesting place, Lisa's boyfriend is getting hernia surgery, comedian Sean Donnelly professes his love for …

Jim Tews / Riley Soloner

June 6th, 2013


Today on BG: Emily is mad jealous of Lisa's new health-filled lifestyle, comedian Jim Tews paints a portrait of the caricature artist as a young man, …

Michelle Wolf / Ashley Brooke Roberts

May 23rd, 2013


Today on BG: Emily is enraptured by the history of San Francisco prostitutes, Lisa confesses to not seeing BIO-DOME, comedian Michelle Wolf shares …

Lauren Ashley Bishop / Micah Sherman

May 16th, 2013


Today on BG: Lisa and Emily take on self-righteous vegans, comedian Lauren Ashley Bishop reminisces about being an ex-southern belle, and friendship expert Jesse Pallsgrove (Micah Sherman) explains what the friend zone …

Julieanne Smolinski / Joe Pera

May 9th, 2013


Today on BG: Emily is overwhelmed by a live, headless chicken, writer Julieanne Smolinski dishes about flying on Rihanna's private plane, and …

Nick Turner / Nick Maritato

May 3rd, 2013


Today on BG: Emily & Lisa discuss their feelings on vomit, comedian Nick Turner relates his past tobacco kleptomania, and reality show host Paul …

Mark Normand / Jared Logan

April 23rd, 2013


Today on BG: Emily and Lisa discuss their disdain for the word tenderoni, comedian Mark Normand talks about his love of Jews and the problems associated with Propecia, and this week's expert, Tate German (Jared Logan), …

Adam Newman / Langan Kingsley

April 18th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa discuss prostitution among animals, comedian Adam Newman talks about butts and motorcycles, and an unconventional expert by the name of Mart Whitaker (Langan Kingsley) gives her extensive …

Marielle Heller / Dan Hodapp

April 10th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa talk about Emily's recent Conan appearance, Emily's sister Marielle Heller drops by to talk about adapting Diary of a Teenage Girl for stage and screen while Lisa freaks out about a …

Seth Herzog / Zach Broussard

April 6th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa talk about art competitions at the Olympics, Seth Herzog talks about performing for the troops and living in the smallest apartment in the city, and safety expert Douglas Fairbanks (Zach …

Janine Brito / Reid Faylor

March 20th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa explore the world of female pirates, Janine Brito from Totally Biased shows her expertise in self-defense and World War II, and rhyming expert Dan the Rhymer (Reid Faylor) shows us all …

Michael Zelenko / Jake Young

March 11th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily discovers a celebrity who obviously has ASMR, journalist Michael Zelenko joins the ladies to talk about phreaking and Bit Coins, and lifestyle engineer Tim Trembles (Jake Young) explains his 7 day …

Guy Branum / Nate Fernald

March 6th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa explore the world of fossil words, Totally Biased writer Guy Branum stops by to talk extensively about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and teen expert McWilliams David (Nate …

Max Silvestri / Griffin Newman

February 27th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa explore the ins and outs of Alf, comedian and writer Max Silvestri talks about the early days of the Internet, and expert expert Ricard Klein-Katman (Griffin Newman) out experts every …

Carmen Lynch / Kelly Hudson

February 23rd, 2013


This week on BG: Lisa and Emily explore the different effects visiting Paris can have on one's psyche, comedian Carmen Lynch drops by to talk about her teenage job selling vacuum cleaners, and middle-aged man expert Sam …

Bonus Episode: Kevin Avery / The Mystery WASP

February 15th, 2013


On this blast from the past edition of BG: Kevin Avery of Totally Biased with W. Kumau Bell talks about his past as an R&B singer and a mysterious WASP flies into the studio to give the ladies fashion advice.

Emily …

Jillian Tamaki / Connor Ratliff

February 13th, 2013


This week on BG: Lisa and Emily talk about a show nobody watches but them, cartoonist and illustrator Jillian Tamaki talks about web comics and the US naturalization process, and Beatles expert Lanny Merkelton (Connor …

Josh Gondelman / Micah Sherman

February 6th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa delve into the world of sexually active popes, comedian Josh Gondelman talks about his wildly popular Twitter …

Dan St. Germain / Sasheer Zamata

February 2nd, 2013


This week on BG: Lisa and Emily bash a terrible toothpaste ad, Dan St. Germain gets fancy with talk about plays, and dinosaur expert Mertha Stew (Sasheer Zamata) has some very surprising facts about the so-called …

Avery Monsen / Casey Jost

January 23rd, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa get a new favorite artist, author and former guest Avery Monsen describes his Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and …

Ethan Berlin / Anna Drezen

January 16th, 2013


This week on BG: Lisa reveals a startling fact about her family history, writer Ethan Berlin talks about his extensive knowledge and personal use of Yahoo Answers, and baby expert Natalie Don-Johnson (Anna Drezen) …

Live in San Francisco!

January 12th, 2013


From the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco: it's the Baby Geniuses' first ever live episode! With Jorma Taccone (SNL, the Lonely Island, Girls), Alex …

Michael Che / Zach Broussard

January 5th, 2013


This week on BG: Emily and Lisa cover the world of Scratch n' Sniff, Michael Che comes in to talk about his lifelong sneaker obsession, and a man named Dr. Sanjay Gupta educates us about some unorthodox meditation …

Jared Logan / Nate Fernald

December 19th, 2012


This week on BG: it's the Christmas episode! Jared Logan drops by to talk about holidays and Santa expert Trever Dill dispels a few myths concerning …

Gabe Liedman / Aparna Nancherla

December 12th, 2012


This week on BG: Lisa and Emily make a plea to San Francisco celebrities in anticipation of their upcoming live show, comedian Gabe Liedman talks …

Ron Funches / Kara Klenk

December 5th, 2012


This week on BG: Lisa and Emily discuss Action Park, America's most dangerous theme park, comedian Ron Funches drops by to talk about The Black Mafia Family, and hair removal expert Evete Babalescue (Kara Klenk) gives …

Michael Deforge / Paul Brant

November 27th, 2012


This week on BG: Lisa and Emily talk about the mysterious Mojave Desert phone booth, cartoonist Michael Deforge comes in to display his extensive …

Adam Conover / Ray Montechengo

November 21st, 2012


This week on BG: comedian and (in full disclosure) Lisa's boyfriend Adam Connover joins the ladies to discuss commonly held beliefs that are in fact …

Julia Wertz / Richard Pullin'

November 14th, 2012


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Jory John / Anika

November 6th, 2012


This week on BG: Lisa lives in a dome in a desert and manages to not take drugs, All My Friends Are Dead author Jory John to talk about his alternate career as a gag writer for Dennis the Menace, and dating expert …

Micah Sherman / Dr. Martin Clint-Horus

November 1st, 2012


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10 Date:  Thu, Nov 01 2012 <a …

Greg Barris / Steven Steverton

October 23rd, 2012


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9 Date:  Tue, Oct 23 2012 <a …

Beth Lisick / Dr. Applebottomgene

October 17th, 2012


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8 Date:  Wed, Oct 17 2012 <a …

Myq Kaplan / Solomon Cake

October 2nd, 2012


This week on Baby Geniuses: comedian and Emily's camp buddy Riley Solonor comes in to sit in for Lisa, comedian Myq Kaplan drops some word knowledge, …

A Musical Theater Journey with Julie Klausner

September 11th, 2012


This week on Baby Geniuses: a disgusting practice is discussed in the Wiki of the Week, podcaster and author Julie Klausner drops by to impart her …

Doing Absolutely Everything with Jeffrey Lewis

September 4th, 2012


On this week's Baby Geniuses: Emily gets way too into Magic Mike, performance expert Jeffrey Lewis drops by to play some tunes, and afterlife expert Abel Ashante joins the ladies to tell them they're going to Hell.

ASMR with Nikki Glaser

August 29th, 2012


This week on Baby Geniuses: Emily and LIsa welcome comedian and fellow podcaster Nikki Glaser into the studio to discuss a strange and rare yet …

Babies, Pageants, and Vacations

August 22nd, 2012


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1 Date:  Wed, Aug 22 2012 <a …
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