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The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show

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Jeff Rubin (CollegeHumor, BuzzFeed Video) presents interviews you didn't know you wanted to hear, and also some fun discussions.

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01:23:25
July 20, 2021
Competitive Meat Judging
Dr. Mark Miller is the head coach of Texas Tech's meat judging team. Here, he explains what that means and how it works. Check out his team's storefront Red Raider Meats, which helps fund the team. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:52
October 13, 2020
Race & Gaming
Dr. Kishonna L. Gray has written such books as Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming and Feminism in Play and edited books like Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice. Here, she explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:00:14
September 29, 2020
The Buffalo Emoji
Alex Schmidt is responsible for the Buffalo emoji. He now hosts the podcast Secretly Incredibly Fascinating. Here, he explains how all that came together. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:40
September 22, 2020
Reconsidering Showgirls
Showgirls is infamous for both being terribly reviewed and flopping at the box office. And yet, in the decades since was released, it has gained a cult following of fans who love it. Jeffrey McHale made a documentary about the phenomenon called You Don't Nomi and, here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:58
September 15, 2020
Jeff & Pat's Summer Movie Review 2020
Jeff is joined by Pat Cassels and Owen Parsons to review a summer of movies like no other. There will be new Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Shows every Tuesday for the next few Tuesdays, thanks for staying subscribed. This episode is brought to you by LiesGame.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:21:02
September 08, 2020
Help Jeff Test His Game
I explain what I've been working on, and ask you to help test it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05:24
April 14, 2020
More
Alexis Wellwood is a philosopher and a linguist who recently wrote a book about the meaning of the word "more." Here, she explains how and why. Check out Alexis' website at (cool URL alert) http://semantics.land See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:52
January 21, 2020
Simpsonology
Karma Waltonen and Denise Du Vernay have written two books about The Simpsons. The first is The Simpsons in the Classroom: Embiggening the Learning Experience with the Wisdom of Springfield. Their newest is The Simpsons' Beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV Series and Town That Are Part of Us All. Here, we discuss the books and how we all first fell in love with the Simpsons. Follow Karma and Denise on Twitter and Facebook. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:04:39
January 07, 2020
Jeff & Pat's Summer Movie 2020 Predictions
Jeff & Pat look into their crystal ball and try to predict the movies of 2020. Plus, an update on the podcast. jeffrubinjeffrubinshow.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02:02:44
December 17, 2019
[rerun] US Memory Champion
One of my all-time favorite Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Shows. Here's an episode where you actually get to hear an insane skill demonstrated live. This was originally recorded in 2013. Nelson is still active in the Memory Game, catch up with his more recent accomplishments at NelsonDellis.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:08:19
September 24, 2019
Managing Cue Cards at SNL
Wally Feresten oversees the cue cards at Saturday Night Live. Here he explains how he got started, and what it takes to make everything work on both sides of the cue card. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:06
September 10, 2019
Jeff & Pat's Summer Movie Review 2019
Last year we predicted how the movies of summer 2019 would do on Rotten Tomatoes. This week, as summer winds down, we find out who had the most accurate predictions.  Spoilers for lots of movies movies especially Avengers, Spider-Man, and Toy Story 4. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:45:54
August 20, 2019
World's Fastest Texter
Marcel Filho earned the Guinness World Record fastest texter by typing the following phrase: “The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human." Here he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:24
August 06, 2019
Goth Culture 101
Jillian Venters is the author of Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them. In this episode, everything Jeff always wanted to know about being goth but was too afraid to ask. Check out Jillian's website, Gothic-Charm-School.com! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:47
July 23, 2019
Sand Castles + Snow Sculptures
Sean Fitzpatrick of Fitzysnowman Studios was a mechanic who was already an adult when he discovered a love of sculpting with sand, snow, and other ephemeral materials. Then he turned it into a business. Here, he explains how and why. And gives you some tips for your summer sandcastles! Check out Sean's work on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and 3DChalk.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:40
July 09, 2019
[rerun] The Museum of Who Let the Dogs Out
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01:03:56
May 28, 2019
Card Counting & Blackjack: What's the Deal?
Colin Jones had never stepped foot in a casino when he took an interest in counting cards. Now over 15 years into his Blackjack career, he’s teaching others to count cards online.   Check out Colin’s book, free card counting mini-course, and YouTube Channel See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:58
May 14, 2019
Professional Costume Replicas
GSTQ Fashions is a company run by seamstress Catherine Jones. They make high quality costume replicas costumes for movies, TV shows, and private commissions. Recently, they even made Dave Bautista's outfit for Wrestlemania. In this episode, she explains how and why. Check out GSTQ Fashions on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
51:13
April 30, 2019
Weird Al: An Analysis w/ Nathan Rabin
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54:50
April 16, 2019
Where Do Fonts Come From?
Nick Sherman is a typographer, typeface designer, and typographic consultant. Here, he explains how and why. Links to Nick's websites that we discuss here: NickSherman.com, hex.xyz, and FontsInUse.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:06
April 02, 2019
The Blackest Black Paint
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47:16
March 19, 2019
[rerun] "Nickelodeon Took Over My School"
[In reruns while the new Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Studios gets set up. Enjoy this classic episode, one of my all-time faves] In 1990, these three friends saw their school taken over by Nickelodeon. Here, they explain how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:29
March 05, 2019
Beavis & Butt-head: The World's Largest Collection
Sean Beard has what is almost certainly the world’s largest Beavis & Butt-head collection. Here, he explains how and why. To see what we're talking about, check out Sean's collection on Instagram at @beavisnbuttheadcollector See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:03
February 12, 2019
Let's Play Escape Room Home Game w/ Streeter Seidell
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33:09
January 22, 2019
The Trade Journal Cooperative
The Trade Journal Cooperative is Jeff's favorite new subscription service. Every three months they send out a new trade journal like the Elevator World, a magazine for people in the elevator industry. Here, The Trade Journal Cooperative's founder explains how such a wonderful service came to be. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38:51
January 08, 2019
The Super Mario Bros. Movie's Historian
Steven Applebaum is the editor-in-chief of SMBMovie.com, possibly the world's most in-depth website dedicated to a single movie. That movie is 1993's Super Mario Bros: The Movie. Here, Steven explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:02:38
December 18, 2018
Summer Movie Review 2019 pt 1
Jeff and Pat Cassels predict the Rotten Tomatoes scores of Summer 2019. We’ll revisit these in 2019, and whoever made the least accurate predictions will have to pay a terrible price. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:47:45
November 28, 2018
Public Speaking Champion
(fixing a previous technical blipblap - if you got the wrong episode before, listen to this one instead) Joel Schwartzberg (joelschwartzberg.net) has been teaching people about public speaking for years and has written a book on the subject called, Get to The Point: Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter. Amongst other accolades, he has won the United States Championship in After Dinner Speaking. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
48:34
November 07, 2018
Does it Fart?
Dani Rabaiotti is a zoologist who cowrote a book called "Does it Fart?" The book explains which animals fart, which don't, and which we're still not sure about. She's got a new book out called "True or Poo" and, oh yeah, she's also studying the impact of climate change on African wild dogs. All this and more on this week's Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:07
October 23, 2018
[rerun] Extreme Haunted Houses
Eric Striffler runs one of the country's best haunted houses - Nyctophobia in Long Island. Here, he explains how and why. A classic (classic!) episode from 2014. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:07:24
October 09, 2018
World Records for World Records
Ashrita Furman has the Guinness World Record for most Guinness World Records. He did not get here by targeting easy records – he somersaulted the longest continuous distance (12 miles), ran the fastest mile with a milk bottle balanced on his head (7 minutes 47 seconds), and had the fastest time pogo sticking up the CN Tower (57 minutes, 51 sec). Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:04
September 25, 2018
Building Battlebots + Souped Up Power Wheels
Lindsay Oliver works at the EFF and Jordan Bunker constructs props. On any other Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show that's what we would be talking about, but today they are here in their capacity as friends who have constructed Battlebots and raced modded Power Wheels. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:17
September 11, 2018
Jeff & Pat's Annual Summer Movie Review
Pat Cassels stops by for the eighth year of our annual summer movie extravaganza. We discuss Mission Impossible and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:42:19
August 28, 2018
Godfather of Sign Spinning Tricks
This week, Justin Brown of Aarow Sign Spinners tells us what it takes to be a sign spinner. Watch footage from the 2018 World Sign Spinning Championship here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
47:10
August 07, 2018
Cleaning Disneyland
Lynn Barron was a custodian at Disneyland. He cowrote a book about the experience called Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless and currently cohosts Disney podcast The Sweep Spot. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:14
July 24, 2018
[rerun] The Beanie Baby Bubble
Revisit this classic Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show about the Beanie Baby Bubble book. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:29
July 17, 2018
Waterworld Stunt Spectacular (and also Power Rangers)
Yoshi Sudarso has played a Power Ranger and appears in the upcoming film Buffalo Boys, but all Jeff wants to discuss is his time in the Waterworld Stunt Spectacular. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:54
June 26, 2018
Pasta Grannies
Vicky Bennison created Pasta Grannies, a video series that documents grandmothers in Italy making pasta. Here, she explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
40:19
June 12, 2018
Blue Man Group / The Tick Actor Scott Speiser
Scott Speiser is currently playing Overkill on Amazon's The Tick, and before that he has travelled the world performing with Blue Man Group. Here, he explains how all that happened. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:32
May 29, 2018
Let's Play Pitch Deck
Pitch Deck is a game about creating and pitching new businesses. Today we try it out with Mike Karnell, Jeff Rosenberg, and Amanda Ferri. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:03
May 15, 2018
Writer of Cartoon All-Stars to The Rescue
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue is a 1990 animated special that brought together Bugs Bunny, Winnie the Pooh, the Smurfs, the Chipmunks, Slimer, ALF, and more to teach kids a lesson about drugs. Here we talk to Duane Pool about how he wrote the special, and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:18
May 01, 2018
Wikipedia Editor w/ Over 1.8 Million Edits
Justin Knapp has edited Wikipedia over 1.8 million times, putting him at #2 on the all-time list. Here, he explains how and why. Here's a link to Justin's Wikipedia account, "koavf". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:19:04
April 17, 2018
[rerun] Classic Simpsons Trivia
The hosts of Classic Simpsons Trivia Night in Brooklyn put together a quiz, and I gathered the three biggest Simpsons fans I know to see who could answer the most. Originally recorded in 2013, though the trivia only covers seasons 2 through 10 so nothing is out-of-date! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:04:28
April 03, 2018
Lego Master Builder
Robbie McCarthy was a Lego Maser Builder at Legoland, where he designed and built large-scale Lego sculptures. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:35
March 20, 2018
Lego Excerpt
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00:46
March 20, 2018
Videogame Collector Extraordinaire, Syd Bolton
Syd Bolton has one of the world's largest collections of videogames. He also collects computers, video discs, and runs the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:07:04
March 06, 2018
The Art & Science of Reboots
Dr. William Proctor is a Senior Lecturer in Media at Bournemouth University who has written extensively on the topic of reboots. Here, he explains how and why. Spoilers for The Last Jedi! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:10:54
February 20, 2018
Warcraft, Hearthstone & LOTR Cookbooks w/ Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Last time she was on the JRJR Show, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel had just written a Game of Thrones cookbook. Since then, she's written cookbooks that cover Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Lord of the Rings. Here, she explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:46
February 06, 2018
World's Greatest Pinball Player for 2017, Zach Sharpe
According to the International Flipper Pinball Association, Zach Sharpe is the World's Greatest Pinball Player of 2017. Here, he explains how and why. Click here for my first interview with Zach, from 2011, about the time he appeared in a Mortal Kombat ad. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:09
January 23, 2018
207 - Let's Play Sherlock Holmes w/ Ronny Chieng & Owen Parsons
Ronny Chieng (correspondent on The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah) and Owen Parsons (head writer of The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper) stop by to help me review mystery boardgame Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
35:21
December 13, 2017
NBA Jam: The Book
Reyan Ali is researching the history of NBA Jam and writing a book about it. Here, he explains how and why. Preorder the book at http://tinyurl.com/nbajambook See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53:21
November 28, 2017
Cirque du Sewer
Melissa Alreth travels around the country touring with what she describes as, "the world's only rat and cat circus." Here, she explains how and why. Watch video of Melissa's act and follow her work at http://www.cirquedusewershow.com/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
51:13
November 07, 2017
Shark Tank's Largest Investment + Halloween Haunted Hayrides
Melissa Carbone is the CEO of Ten Thirty One productions, a company that produces live horror events around the country. When she presented the company on Shark Tank, she walked away with $2 million from Marc Cuban - the largest investment in Shark Tank history. She just wrote a book about all of this called Ready, Fire, Aim, and here she explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:56
October 24, 2017
Toy Commercial Writer
Evan Elberson writes toy commercials. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
45:27
October 10, 2017
Cornhole Champion Christine Papcke
In both singles and doubles, Christine Papcke is one of the most accomplished players in the American Cornhole League. Here, she explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:27
September 26, 2017
How Videogames Get Made w/ Jason Schreier
Jason Schreier of Kotaku stops by to discuss his new book Blood Sweat and Pixels, which goes behind the scenes of how videogames get made. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53:48
September 12, 2017
[Rerun] Kumail, Emily, Pat and the Metagame
In this rerun (which is being posted immediately after a clip show) we play The Metgame. The Metagame is a game about discussion. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:02:57
August 22, 2017
Episode 200 - Best of the Best of the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show
Jeff celebrates the milestone with clips from the best of the best of The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:37
August 08, 2017
Summer Movie Review 2017
Pat Cassels and Jeff report on their annual tradition of seeing way too many summer movies. We discuss the following movies, in this order, with 5 minutes(ish) per movie: 1.Baby Driver 2.Cars 3 3.The Mummy 4.Valerian 5.The Big Sick 6.It Comes At Night 7.War for the Planet of the Apes 8.Transformers: The Last Knight (which neither of us saw) 9.Wonder Woman 10.Spider-Man: Homecoming 11.Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 12.Alien Covenant 13.Okja 14.Dunkirk See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:52:19
July 25, 2017
Bring Your Own Book
Bring Your Own Book is a game where bring their own books, then search those books for phrases to take out of context. This week we test it out with Tom Phillip (GQ), Laura Lane (This Is Why You’re Single), Henry Goldman (Buzzfeed News), and Dan Gurewitch (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:21
July 11, 2017
Blade 2 w/ Jon Gabrus
Jon Gabrus stops by to discuss one of Jeff's all-time favorite movies, Blade 2. Check out Gabrus’ podcast High & Mighty where, last week, we discussed Blade 1 (which is pretty good, but not as good as Blade 2). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:14
June 20, 2017
Pizza News w/ Scott from Scott's Pizza Tour
Scott from Scott's Pizza Tour returns to talk about what he's been up to and the latest trends in pizza (including cup & char pepperoni). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:21
June 06, 2017
Marijuana Testing at Lightscale Labs
Justin Ouellette has worked as a photographer, designer, and software engineer. But now he's founded Lightscale Labs, a marijuana testing lab in Oregon. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:50
May 23, 2017
Pencils, Erasers, and Sharpeners w/ CW Pencil Enterprise
Caitlin and Caroline from CW Pencil Enterprise explain everything you always wanted to know about pencils, and also some stuff you didn't know that you wanted to know. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:01
May 09, 2017
Space Camp w/ Chase Mitchell + Pat Cassels
Chase Mitchell is a comedian who has written for The Tonight Show but before that, as a kid, he went to Space Camp. Here he tells his tale. With guest cohost Pat Cassels! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:55
April 25, 2017
The Museum of Who Let the Dogs Out
Ben Sisto has assembled a legitimately insane collection of Who Let The Dogs Out merchandise and paraphernalia. Here he explains how and why, while walking us through the song’s surprisingly deep history. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:56
April 11, 2017
The Composer Behind GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, and More
Grant Kirkhope is a composer who has written music for some of the greatest videogames of all time. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:05:23
March 28, 2017
The New Flintstones Comics, Which Are Actually Great
The AV Club describes Marc Russel's new comic book as, "a combination of exceptional artwork, witty satire, and thoughtful character work." ComicBookReview called it the most socially relevant new comic of 2016. All this, and it's a Flintstones reboot. Here, Marc explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:07
March 14, 2017
Microsoft Powerpoint World Champion
This year, at the MS Office Specialist World Championship, only one gold was taken home by an American. The event was Powerpoint, and the winner was 17-year-old Ryan Catalfu. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
51:03
February 28, 2017
Bowler’s Journal International & Weird Al
Jef Goodger is a writer for Bowler’s Journal International who interviewed Weird Al. Jeff Rubin is a podcaster who interviewed Jef Goodger. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:54
February 14, 2017
Digital Civil Liberties 101 w/ the EFF
Digital civil liberties. What are they, why are they important, and how can we help protect them? The international director of the EFF, Danny O'Brien, stops by to explain. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:00
January 31, 2017
Magic, Card Tricks, and Cardistry
Cardistry is like magic, except all the fancy fingerwork and knucklebusting is out in the open for all to see. In addition to being one of the most popular cardists Zach started Fontaine's, his own brand of cards. Here, he explains how and why. Before you listen, spend a minute or two on Zach's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/zachmonky See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:05:26
January 17, 2017
Mystery Episode II
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, THE REVENGE OF THE MYSTERY EPISODE. You will not know what this episode is about until you start listening. Give it a try, IF YOU DARE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:14:13
January 03, 2017
Pizza Robots at Zume Pizza
Julia Collins is the CEO of Zume Pizza, a pizza delivery service that uses robots to assist in making the pizza. Zume also has trucks filled with ovens that turn on and start baking your pizza as it’s being delivered to you. Here, Julia explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:41
December 20, 2016
Doctor Strange Spell Choreographer/Finger-Dancer JayFunk
After millions watched his finger-dancing videos on YouTube, Marvel hired JayFunk to choreograph the hand motions for the film Doctor Strange. Here, he explains how and why. Before you listen, check out some of Jay's videos on his YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/JayFunkY See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:00:26
December 06, 2016
Hoarders Cleaning Specialist [JRJR Show Classic]
In this rerun of one of Jeff’s all-time favorite episodes, extreme cleaning specialist Matt Paxton explains how he helps those who just can’t stop collecting things. Check out Matt’s site at ClutterCleaner.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:02
November 22, 2016
The Marathon High Scores of Nibbler
Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy made a documentary called"Man vs Snake: The Long & Twisted Tail of Nibbler." The film depicts the multi-day marathon sessions required to get a high score in the obscure arcade game Nibbler. Here, they explain how they made the movie and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:00:00
November 09, 2016
Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories 3
Pat Cassels returns to dig into the TRUTH about Beyonce, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder, Sonic the Hedgehog and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:28:10
October 25, 2016
Garbage Pail Kids
Matt is a serious Garbage Pail Kids fan who runs what might just be the nicest Garbage Pail Kids website online. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:10
October 11, 2016
Science in Hollywood
The Science and Entertainment Exchange is a program of the National Academy of Sciences that connects the entertainment industry with Hollywood. Here, program director Rick Loverd explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:59
September 27, 2016
Double Rainbow's Yosemite Bear
Paul Vasquez lives just outside Yosemite National Park, where he shot the world-famous 'Double Rainbow' video. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:35
September 13, 2016
NFL Cheerleader
Brie was a cheerleader in the NFL. Here, she explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:20
August 30, 2016
Professor Dumpster
As part of an experiment, Jeff Wilson transformed a dumpster into his home for a year. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:11
August 23, 2016
Archiving the Internet w/ Jason Scott
Jason Scott is a digital archivist and historian, preserving important parts of our Internet for future generations. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:38
August 16, 2016
Jeff & Pat's Annual Summer Movie Review
Jeff & Pat attempt their annual Summer Movie Review, but things quickly go awry. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02:15:08
August 02, 2016
National Videogame Museum
Sean Kelly has one of the world's greatest videogame collections, which he used to help start the National Videogame Museum in Texas. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:34
July 19, 2016
JRJR Classics - Episode 1 - Anamaguchi
A rerun of the very first Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, featuring Peter Berkman of Anamanaguchi. New intro! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29:26
July 06, 2016
5 Year Anniversary Spectacular
Jeff celebrates the five year anniversary of The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show which the help of some very special guests. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:24
June 28, 2016
Major League Umpire
Dick Nelson became an MLB umpire, then became an umpiring instructor who has trained over 70% of umpires working the game today. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:00:37
June 14, 2016
Star Trek VCR Boardgame
Charlie Todd and Amy Whitehouse join Jeff for a round of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive VCR Board Game – A Klingon Challenge' See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:41
May 31, 2016
Wheel of Fortune Champion, Robert Santoli
Robert Santoli recently dominated Wheel of Fortune like few have before. Watch this clip before listening to the episode - https://youtu.be/oy3redcrg7s This episode is brought to you by Jake & Amir's new series, Lonely & Horny. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:09:01
May 17, 2016
'Survivor' Challenge Designer
Myles Nye has designed challenges for the TV show Survivor, along with many other puzzles. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:57
May 03, 2016
JRJR Classics - Catan Creator Klaus Teuber
A rerun of the 2011 JRJR Show with Settlers of Catan creator Klaus Teuber. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:49
April 26, 2016
"Nickelodeon Took Over My School"
In 1990, these three friends saw their school taken over by Nickelodeon. Here, they explain how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:29
April 19, 2016
Reductress.com
Sarah Pappalardo started Reductress.com, a satirical women's magazine. Here, we discuss how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
51:08
April 05, 2016
Batman v Superman v Dr. Batman
Dr. Will Brooker is one of the world’s leading experts in Batman. Here, we discuss the new film Batman vs Superman. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:24
March 28, 2016
Videogame Attorney
Ryan Morrison is a lawyer who represents games, gamers, and the gaming community. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:49
March 08, 2016
Crossword Puzzle Champion
Tyler Hinman is a crossword puzzle solver and constructor. He's won the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament 5 times and also holds the record for youngest champion ever. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:35
February 23, 2016
International Theme Parks, Explored
Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review has been to theme parks across the globe. Here, he describes the best and craziest things he's seen in his journey. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:02
February 02, 2016
The JRJR Show Salute to Walton Goggins
Walton Goggins is an actor best known for The Shield, Justified, and The Hateful Eight. This week, Jeff and Pat do a deep dive on his career. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:17:29
January 19, 2016
Movie Special Effects & Soft Robots
Matthew Borgatti used to work on props for movies like Snakes on a Plane and Alien vs Predator, but now he designs and builds soft robots. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:17:02
January 05, 2016
Knife-Throwing Father & Son Duo
Arnold & Stewart are father-and-son, professional knife-throwing duo. Here, they discuss how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:22
December 15, 2015
Sports Cameraman
Joe Sonnenburg has been behind the camera for broadcasts of every major sport. Here, he explains how and why. (thumbnail by Buffaboy on Flickr) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:47
December 01, 2015
Adam Conover Ruins Everything
Adam Ruins Everything's Adam Conover stops by to explain some of his most opinionated opinions and their origins. WARNING/PROMISE: We spend the last 15 minutes of this podcast talking about videogames and our trip to Indiecade. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:04:44
November 10, 2015
The Man Behind Pizza Rat
Matt Little shot a pizza rat video that went viral. Here, he explains why and what happened next. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:04:15
October 27, 2015
Movies and Movie Moments with Final Girls Director Todd Strauss-Schulson
Todd Strauss-Schulson (director of Harold & Kumar 3, and the new film Final Girls) discusses his favorite movie moments, and what makes movies work for him. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:02:44
October 13, 2015
The Martian Science Book Club
Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show Book Club! We discuss the Martian with Laura M Brooker, a PHd student studying the surface of Mars. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:20
October 06, 2015
Homework For Upcoming Book Club Episode
Jeff is assigning everyone homework. Your assignment is to read The Martian, so we can discuss it with a real Martian scientist on 10/6. Here, with a quick assist from Pat Cassels, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05:60
September 22, 2015
Sharknado Producer and Asylum Co-Founder David Michael Latt
David Michael Latt has produced over 200 movies with his company the Asylum. These range from monster movies like Sharknado to "mockbusters" like Snakes on a Train. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:06
September 15, 2015
The Beanie Baby Bubble, Explored
Zac Bissonnette just wrote an entire book about Beanie Babies called "The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute." Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:29
August 25, 2015
Summer Movie Review 2015
Jeff and Pat’s fourth annual summer movie review featuring Age of Ultron, Ex Machina, Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Tomorrowland, Mad Max, Inside Out, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:30:32
August 11, 2015
How to Enjoy Shakespeare
If Shakespeare is the greatest writer of all time, how come he can be difficult to get into? Cristina Lundy of the New York Shakespeare Exchange explains. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:56
August 04, 2015
How to Enjoy Museums
Kathryn Potts of the Whitney Museum of American Art explains how to understand art, you dummy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
34:15
July 27, 2015
How To Enjoy Opera
Opera has existed for centuries but, in this week's Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, we finally learn how to enjoy it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29:42
July 21, 2015
How To Enjoy Silent Films
Ben Model accompanies silent movies on a piano. Here he explains how, why, and how you can learn to appreciate silent film. silent See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
35:51
July 14, 2015
How to Enjoy Batman Comics
Dr. Will Brooker might be the world's expert on Batman. Here, he tells us how to enjoy Batman comics. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
32:37
July 07, 2015
148 How To Enjoy Fireworks
Grucci Fireworks is a six-generation family owned/operated company with several world records. In this week's episode, the CEO explains how to appreciate fireworks. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31:33
June 29, 2015
147 How To Enjoy Board Games
In episode 2 of Mental Floss’ new podcast An Even Better You, Jeff talks to Eric Zimmerman about how to enjoy board games. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
36:21
June 23, 2015
146 How to Enjoy Pizza
In episode 1 of Mental Floss’ new podcast An Even Better You, Jeff talks to Scott of Scott’s Pizza Tour about how to enjoy your pizza like a pro. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
35:05
June 16, 2015
145 - Bojack Horseman Desginer Lisa Hanawalt
Lisa Hanawalt is an illustrator who designed the look and characters of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. Here, she explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:51
June 11, 2015
144 - Book of Superheroes
Mark Edlitz interviewed 35 actors who have played superheroes and wrote a book about them. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:05:45
May 26, 2015
143 - The Mystery Episode
You won't know this week's guests or topic until you start listening. What secrets lie at the heart of THE MYSTERY EPISODE? Are you brave enough to find out? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:20:41
May 12, 2015
142 - Palindrome World Champion
Mark Saltveit is a world champion palindromist, and Vince Clemente is trying to make a documentary about palindromes. Here, they explain how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:44
April 28, 2015
141 - Let's Talk Muppets
Joe Hennes and Ryan Roe run ToughPigs.com, a site for grown-up fans of The Muppets. Here, we discuss how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:04:08
April 14, 2015
140 - Paper Airplane World Champion
John Collins designed a world record-setting paper airplane. Here he explains how, why, and how he found a thrower. http://www.thepaperairplaneguy.com/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:28
March 24, 2015
139 - Dinosaurs & The American Museum of Natural History
Dustin Growick runs tours of the American Natural History Museum in New York. Here, we discuss dinosaurs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:57
March 10, 2015
138 - Buzzfeed's Animals Editor
Chelsea Marshall explains how she became the animals editor and Buzzfeed, what she does in the role, and which animal is the most underrated. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:15
February 24, 2015
137 - Skymall Forever
Skymall Magazine: 1990-2015. In this episode, Pat Cassels and Emily Gordon join Jeff to mourn. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:09:05
February 03, 2015
136 - Rick and Morty Mastermind Justin Roiland
Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland sits down to talk about how he developed Jeff’s favorite show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:21:19
January 20, 2015
135 - Superhero Psychologist II
Dr. Robin Rosenberg returns to dig into what makes superheroes like Batman, Star-Lord, and Wonder Woman tick. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
39:36
January 07, 2015
134 - Videogame Monetization
Ethan Levy is a game designer and monetization design consultant. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:20:33
December 09, 2014
133 - Ranking the Marvel Movies
Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly helps Jeff rank the Marvel movies from #10 through #1. NOTE! Spoilers for all 10 movies within. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:19:34
November 25, 2014
132 - Shovel Knight, the 8-bit Tribute You Need to Play
David D'Angelo and his friends at Yacht Club Games studied 8-bit games and somehow managed to bring them into the modern era with Shovel Knight. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:23
November 11, 2014
131 - Mystery Science Theater Analyzed
Chris Morgan wrote a critical analysis of Mystery Science Theater 3000 aka the best show of all time. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:29
October 28, 2014
130 - Extreme Haunted Houses
Eric Striffler runs one of the country's best haunted houses - Nyctophobia in Long Island. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:07:24
October 14, 2014
129 - Zelda Speedrunner Cosmo Wright
Cosmo Wright is one of the premiere videogame speedrunners in the world with records in Castlevania 64 and Ocarina of Time. Here, he explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:41
September 30, 2014
128 - Hey, Know What's Cool III
Jeff, Streeter Seidell, and Emily Axford reunite to take turns describing their newest favorite facts. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:37
September 16, 2014
127 - The Man Behind The Horse Head Mask
Mark Pahlow is the founder and owner of Archie McPhee, a company responsible for a vast array of spectacular eclectic useless things including the iconic horse head mask. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:39
September 02, 2014
126 - Summer Movie Review 2014
Jeff and Pat reminisce about their favorite movies of summer 2014. And also Transcendence. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:37:02
August 19, 2014
125 - The Pen Addict
The man whose reviews come up as #1 when you Google "best pens" explains how to find the perfect pen for any situation or price, and why that's worth doing. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:14
August 05, 2014
124 - Serial Game Show Contestant Michael Souveroff
Michael Souveroff has been on a contestant on several gameshows including Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. Here, he explains the unique quirks of each. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:02:46
July 22, 2014
123 - Homestar Runner's Matt Chapman
Homestar Runner's Matt Chapman stops by to discuss where the show came from, what happened to it, and why it's finally coming back. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:32
July 08, 2014
122 - Game of Thrones Season 4
Pat Cassels, Jon Gabrus, and Adam Conover stop by for our annual Game of Thrones roundup. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:32:46
June 17, 2014
121 - Comedy Interviewist Mike Sacks
Mike Sacks new book "Poking A Dead Frog" is the followup to "And Here's the Kicker." It features interviews with Mel Brooks, Amy Pohler, Adam McKay, and more. Here, Jeff interviews him about interviews. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:29
June 10, 2014
120 - Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch
This week's guest is Thomas Middleditch - star of Silicon Valley, improviser, and flight sim enthusiast. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:09:51
May 27, 2014
119 - Theater By the Blind
Theater by the Blind is the country's only theater troupe composed entirely of blind actors. In this episode, Lindsay Nyman explains how and why. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:36
May 13, 2014
118 - "Dots" Creator Patrick Moberg
Dots is the #1 iPhone game in 25 countries. So where did it come from? And what did the creator learn during his internship with Jeff? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:38
April 29, 2014
117 - Water Slides: Everything You Always Wanted to Know
This week's guests are the geniuses behind Cowabunga Bay waterpark and ThemeParkReview.com. We're talkin' water slides. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:51
April 15, 2014
116 - Jake Fogelnest // The Raid 2
Jake Fogelnest discusses writing for Billy on the Street, his public access show, his podcast, Wet Hot American Summer, and more. Plus, The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show Review of The Raid 2. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02:04:27
April 01, 2014
115 - Ben Schwartz, The Simpsons, and Calvin & Hobbes
Ben is known for his breakout roles as Jean-Ralphio on Parks & Rec, Clyde on House of Lies, and also a million other things. But here we talk Simpsons and Calvin & Hobbes. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:39:38
March 18, 2014
114 - UCB Artistic Director Mike Still
What's running Los Angeles' most important comedy theater like, anyway? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:52
March 04, 2014
113 - Professor of Classic Rock
Andy Holliden teaches classes about the history of rock, as well as specific courses The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, and Frank Zappa. This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, we talk about that. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:02:43
February 18, 2014
112 - The Oscars & FilmCritHulk
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guest is FilmCritHulk, a film critic who writes astute film criticism… in the voice of the Incredible Hulk. Here, in Bruce Banner mode, he discusses the Oscars nominees and Speed Racer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:11:32
February 04, 2014
111 - Europe's Largest Gaming Bar
Behind-the-scenes of 8-Bit Bar in Cornwall, Europe's largest gaming bar. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53:39
January 21, 2014
110 - Star Wars Toy Documentarian
This week’s guest is Brian Stillman. It's hard to find a new angle on Star Wars, but I think Brian might have done have it. His documentary Plastic Galaxy is the story of the Star Wars action figures which, separately from the movies, had their own impact that forever changed both toys and film. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:03
January 07, 2014
109 - Space Suit/Broadway Costume Production
Kari Love used to make broadway costumes, and now she makes space suits. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53:21
December 17, 2013
108 - Snood Creator Dave Dobson
Before there was Angry Birds, before there was Candy Crush, there was Snood. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:05:35
December 10, 2013
107 - History of Nickelodeon
Matt Klickstein wrote a book called "Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon." Here, he explains how he did that. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:09:22
November 26, 2013
106 - Kumail, Emily, Pat and the Metagame
The Metagame is a game about discussion. This week’s competitors are Jeff, The Indoor Kids’ Kumail & Emily, and CollegeHumor’s Pat Cassels. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:01
November 18, 2013
105 - Romance Novel Editor
Lizzie stops by to answer every question Jeff ever had about romance novels and editing them. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:01
November 12, 2013
104 - Pizza Boxes Pizza Boxes Pizza Boxes
Scott of Scott's Pizza Tour returns to discuss his new book about pizza boxes. Not pizza, pizza boxes. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:09:12
October 29, 2013
103 - Hoarders Cleaner Matt Paxton
Hoarders is a TV show that tells the stories of those who can't stop collecting things. Here's the story of the extreme cleaning specialist who helps them. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:49
October 15, 2013
102 - Breaking Bad Finale
Pat Cassels of CollegeHumor and Darren Franich of Entetrainment Weekly return for our annual Breaking Bad symposium. SPOILERS FOR THE WHOLE SERIES. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:55
October 01, 2013
101 - New York Bucket List
I've spent my entire life in New York and New Jersey, but now I'm moving to California. What should I do before I leave? A panel of experts weighs in. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
47:46
September 24, 2013
100 - My Mom
A very special episode with a very special guest. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:08:03
September 17, 2013
99 - Hey, Know What's Cool 2
Streeter Seidell and Emily Axford return with more cool facts. Plus a bonus riddle! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:31
September 10, 2013
98 - Chuck Klosterman & Breaking Bad
This week Chuck Klosterman stops by to discuss the only thing worth talking about anymore, Breaking Bad. Spoilers for the first two eps of this season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:29:56
August 27, 2013
97 - Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories 2
Pat Cassels returns. We dig for the truth on Drake, Rebecca Black, Orson Welles, Taylor Swift, Dave Chapelle, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:46:00
August 20, 2013
96 - Archie/Kevin Keller's Dan Parent
Dan Parent has been writing/illustrating Archie Comics for over 26 years and recently created Archie’s first gay friend, Kevin Keller. Here he explains how all that happened. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:51
August 13, 2013
95 - Does Monopoly Suck?
Does Monopoly suck? The NYU GameCenter's Jesse Fuchs has studied the question. Here he presents his research. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:30:48
July 30, 2013
94 - US Memory Champion
Nelson Dellis is the 2011 and 2012 US Memory Champion. He can memorize a 300 digit number in five minutes, the order of a deck of cards in less than a minute and, oh yeah, he climbed Mt. Evarest. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:11:47
July 23, 2013
93 - Pacific Rim: Instant Classic, or Merely Perfect?
Jeff is joined by Pat Cassels (of CollegeHumor) and Nick Koecher (of BriTANicK and the new movie Much Ado About Nothing) to discuss Pacific Rim. Tons of spoilers, though this isn't a movie you can really spoil. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:44
July 15, 2013
92 - Summer Movies So Far & Pitchfork's New Movie Site
Keith Phipps, editor of Pitchfork's new movie site The Dissolve, stops by to talk about his new project as well as summer movies this far. Spoilers (with a warning) for Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, and World War Z. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:32
July 09, 2013
91 - Classic Simpsons Trivia
The hosts of Classic Simpsons Trivia Night in Brooklyn put together a quiz with questions covering seasons 2 through 10, and I gathered the three biggest Simpsons fans I know to see who could answer the most. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:07:16
June 25, 2013
90 - RC Airplane Champion Isabel Deslauriers
Isabel isn't just the first woman to win the Canadian RC airplane championship, she's the only one competing. Here she explains how RC airplanes, and RC aiplane championships, work. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:44
June 17, 2013
89 - Game of Thrones Season 3 w/ Jon Gabrus
Our now annual Game of Thrones conversation with Jon Gabrus. WARNING: This episode is basically nonstop spoilers for Game of Thrones season 3. There are also book spoilers from 51:40 on, but we'll warn you before you get there. Plus, why not, we talk about Fast & The Furious 6. And Dredd. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:18:48
June 11, 2013
88 - Game of Thrones Cooking and Languages
This week, a Game of Thrones 2-for-1! You don’t just get a conversation with one of the chefs behind the Game of Thrones cookbook, you also get the return of the linguist who creates artificial languages for Game of Thrones. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:29:14
May 23, 2013
87 - MLB Mascot Mr. Met
Matt Golden, the actor who portrayed MLB mascot Mr. Met from 1999 to 2011, enters the Jeff Zone. We discuss how he got the job, t-shirt guns, and how Mr. Met can convey a range of emotions even though he always has the same expression. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:15
May 19, 2013
86 - Summer Movie Preview w/ Pat
Pat and Jeff discuss the films of summer 2013, all while trying to stay one step ahead of the dreaded gong. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:52:24
May 12, 2013
85 - Aqua Teen/Squidbillies Creator Dave Willis
This week I talk to Dave Willis about what it was like to write on Space Ghost Coast to Coast, how to pitch a show like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and his new live action series Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:02
April 29, 2013
84 - Starcraft Commentator djWHEAT
djWHEAT is one of the the Internet’s foremost Starcraft 2 commentators and a pioneer in the world of competitive gaming. Here we discuss how one becomes a Starcraft commentator, the history of eSports, and the greatest game of Quake III ever played. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:11:00
April 21, 2013
83 - 'Autotune the News' & 'Songify This' Musicians The Gregory Brothers
This week the Gregory Brothers explain why they decided to start autotuning internet videos, how they turn them into amazing songs, and even play a few tunes live. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:21:59
April 16, 2013
82 - R.L. Stine
RL Stine explains how he transitioned from comedy to horror to become of the best selling authors of all-time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:02
April 07, 2013
81 - Mo from Nickelodeon's Guts
Moira Quirk, perhaps best known as Mo from Nickelodeon's gameshow Guts, stops by to reminisce. We discuss how she got the job, if she ever climbed the Agrocrag, and what it's like to be in Skyrim. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53:10
March 26, 2013
80 - Nintendo Game Counselor
When the 8-bit NES first came out, it was so popular that Nintendo ran a hotline for people who were stuck in games. At nearly any hour, you could call and reach a live “game counselor” who could help walk you through whatever level was giving you trouble. This week on The Jeff Rubin The Jeff Rubin Show, my guest is a former game counselor.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:00:41
March 19, 2013
79 - Fantasy Kingdoms w/ DC Pierson
This week DC Pierson and I discuss the fantasy kingdoms we would most and least like to live in. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:23
March 12, 2013
77 - NYU Game Professor Eric Zimmerman
This week NYU Game Center professor Eric Zimmerman stops by to discuss how to teach game design, what games go on the syllabus, and if Tetris will last forever. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:15:50
March 08, 2013
78 - Anonymous, Anonymity, and 4Chan w/ Cole Stryker
Cole Stryker has written books about 4Chan and Internet anonymity. Here, he explains why both are important. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:42
March 08, 2013
76 - WWE Writer Matt McCarthy
Former WWE writer and current comedian Matt McCarthy talks about the creative proccess behind pro wrestling, what makes a match memorable, the hardest part of working in the WWE, and what it's like to have Vince McMahon as your boss. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:05:37
March 08, 2013
75 - Videogame Debate Club II- Live
A videogame debate club rematch featuring guest judges, a live band, and surprise guests. Recorded live at NYC Podfest. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:09
March 08, 2013
57 - Fred Graver, Who Has Done Everything
Here's a list of things Fred has done that we talk about on this epsiode - writing for Letterman, writing/producing Cheers, editing the National Lampoon, writing a Choose Your Own Adventure novel and, believe it or not, more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:39:41
March 08, 2013
74 - Marvel Comics Historian Sean Howe
Sean Howe stops by to discuss his book "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story," interviewing Stan Lee, and how Marvel has influenced everything. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:55
March 08, 2013
25 - J. Elvis Weinstein of Mystery Science Theater and Cinematic Titanic
J. Elvis Weinstein talks about the difference between writing for Mystery Science Theater vs. writing for a live audience vs. writing for America's Funniest Home Videos. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
46:51
March 08, 2013
73 - Portlandia Costumes, Props, and Sets
Amanda and Tyler are the Portlandia based artists responsible for the art of Portlandia. Here they explain how they find what they find, how a costume can fill in a character's backstory, and which sets are real places you can visit in Portland. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:49
March 08, 2013
72 - Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme creates hilarious improvised music. But don't take my word for it! You can hear them freestyle in first five minutes of this very episode, before we break down how they do it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:36
March 08, 2013
71 - 2012 Year End Jeff-tacular
This week I am very pleased to present The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show 2012 Year-End Jeff-tacular. I have gone back and asked nearly all of 2012’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show guests to spend five minutes describing their favorite thing of the year. Answers ranged from movies to music to software to once-in-a-lifetime days.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02:17:05
March 08, 2013
70 - TV Critic Alan Sepinwall
We're living in a golden age of TV and Alan Sepinwall's new book, The Revoloution Was Televised, traces the origins of this renessaince through the history of twelve key shows - Oz, The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Wire, Buffy, Lost, 24, Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:08:23
March 08, 2013
69 - Scrabble Expert Matt Graham
Matt Graham (Conan, SNL, Scrabble World Championships) discuss the strategy of high-level Scrabble, his incredible board game collection, and why Scrabble is really a game about math. Plus, how to win without memorizing the dictionary! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:16:38
March 08, 2013
68 - Zelda Symphony Producer Jason Michael Paul
Jason Michael Paul produces a touring Zelda symphony, and here he explains what it takes to represent the Nintendo brand. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
35:44
March 08, 2013
67 - Pee-Wee Puppet Designer Wayne White
Wayne White was a set/puppet designer on shows like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and Beakman’s World, as well as music videos like Smashing Pumpkins’ Tonight Tonight. Wayne is the subject of the new documentary Beauty is Embarrassing, and on this week's show you'll hear from both him and the film's director. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:10:04
March 08, 2013
66 - Power Rangers' Bulk and Skull
Jason Narvy and Paul Schrier have appeared in several hundred episodes of Power Rangers, making them by far the show's longest-running characters. This week we get their unique perspective on the iconic show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:26:60
March 08, 2013
65 - Superhero Psychologist Dr. Robin Rosenberg
Dr. Robin Rosenberg studies what makes superheroes tick. Here she diagoses Batman, The Joker, The X-Men, Green Arrow, and Buffy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
33:33
March 08, 2013
64 - CollegeHumor Comic Con Panel
A live recording of the CollegeHumor panel at Comic Con! Jeff moderates a conversation about creating nerdy internet comedy with Susanna Wolff, Patrick Cassels, Brian Murphy, Caldwell Tanner, Owen Parsons, and Andrew Bridgman. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:27
March 08, 2013
63 - Fighting Game Champ Justin Wong
Justin Wong is one of the greatest fighting game players in the world, holding multiple world titles in games like Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Mortal Kombat 9. But how did he get so good? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:19
March 08, 2013
62 - Looper w/ Pat Cassels
First week of the month is usually an off week for The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, but Pat and I were gonna talk about Looper anyway. So we recorded it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
41:02
March 08, 2013
61 - Weird Al's Manager Jay Levey
This week Jeff talks to Jay Levey, who has been Weird Al's manager for over 30 years. In addition to managing one of the most unique and successful artists in pop music history Jay, atypically for a manager, collaborated with his client on the creative. He has directed many of Al's music videos including Eat It and cowrote/directed the stone-cold classic UHF. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:35:09
March 08, 2013
60 - AV Club Editor Keith Phipps
Talkin' criticism and Oogieloves with AV Club editor Keith Phipps. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:22
March 08, 2013
59 - Facebook Designer Ben Blumenfeld
Ben Blumenfeld talks about what it's like to design something for a billion people. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:09:03
March 08, 2013
58 - Breaking Bad Season 5
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show - an appetizer of Expendables 2 chat followed, at 18:30, by an hour of Breaking Bad discussion. We discuss everything through Breaking Bad s05e07 (the second to last episode of 2012).  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:23:01
March 08, 2013
56 - Olympics Opening Ceremony Extra Mike Reeve
Remember the Olympics opening ceremony and the 7,500 well choreographed extras? Ever wonder how they got so well choreographed or where they came from? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:25
March 08, 2013
55 - Paul Scheer on Bad Movies
Paul Scheer (The League, NTSF:SD:SUV::, the "How Did This Get Made" Podcast, Human Giant, 30 Rock, Party Down, Bob's Burgers, Happy Endings, Childrens Hospital, Parks and Rec, EVERYTHING GOOD?!?) stops talk about his favorite terrible movies. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:11:48
March 08, 2013
54 - "Hey, Know What's Cool?"
Streeter Seidell and Emily Axford share their coolest facts. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:14
March 08, 2013
53 - Dark Knight Rises w/ Dr. Batman
Dr. Will Brooker, a man who wrote his PHd thesis on Batman, returns to discuss The Dark Knight Rises. Spoiler warning - the entire film is discussed in detail pretty much immediately. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:20:47
March 08, 2013
52 - Videogame Debate Club w/ The Metagame
The Metagame (http://www.metaga.me) is a game designed to facilitate arguing about videogames, so I invited Adam Conover (@adamconover) and Jared Logan (@jaredlogan) over for a round. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:21:34
March 08, 2013
51 - You Don't Know Jack
A look behind the scenes of the classic trivia game, You Don't Know Jack. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:27
March 08, 2013
50 - The Great American DVD Swap
Pat Cassels, Dan Meth, Sarah Schneider and Josh Ruben celebrate episode 50 with their unwanted DVDs and a dream. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:07:33
March 08, 2013
49 - TV Crossovers and Tommy Westphall
The Tommy Westphall Multiverse is a map that charts the crossovers between over 250 shows and unites them into a single continuity (http://bit.ly/B6xHK). In this episode, we talk to the man behind the map. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
45:23
March 08, 2013
48 - E3 & Prometheus
Two Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show favorites return for two segments - one on E3 and one on Prometheus. Prometheus chat starts around 37:00. There's a very clear warning before we get into spoilers (which we do pretty quickly). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:18:43
March 08, 2013
47 - Game of Thrones Season 2 w/ Jon Gabrus
A look back at Game of Thrones season 2 with Jon Gabrus, plus some behind-the-scenes details of the season finale from Dothraki Langauge creator David Peterson. WARNING: This episode is basically nonstop spoilers for Game of Thrones season 2. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:43
March 08, 2013
46 - Action Park, World's Most Dangerous Waterpark
Action Park afficiando Seth Porges explains exactly what made Action Park so dangerous, and a bonus story from a previous Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show guest. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:07:32
March 08, 2013
45 - The Star Trek Experience
The Star Trek Experience was an attraction in Vegas. This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, two former employees (and current Star Trek Improv actors) describe what it was like to work there, the customers who came in character, the weddings that took place daily, and which celebrities got hammered on Borgspheres before riding the rides. PLUS! A followup to last week's Andrew WK impostor theory. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:17:01
March 08, 2013
44 - Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories w/ Pat Cassels
Pat drops by to pull back the curtain on everything and reveal Hollywood's deepest secrets. Warning: do not listen unless you want your mind blown. We also discuss The Oogieloves. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:03
March 08, 2013
43 - The Avengers
Justin Tyler of Comic Book Club stops by to help disassemble what made the Avengers so good. WARNING - This episode makes the (reasonably safe) assumption you saw Avengers and is full of SPOILERS. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:04:43
March 08, 2013
42 - Alamo Drafthouse, World's Best Movie Theater
Henri Mazza, The Chief Creative Officer of the Alamo Drafthouse, explains how to program the world's best movie theater. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:03
March 08, 2013
41 - Jake Goldsbie (Toby from Degrassi)
Jake Goldsbie, who played Toby on Degrassi, discusses what it's like growing up on a Jeff's favorite show, when he knew Degrassi was getting big, and what he's up to know. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:25
March 08, 2013
40 - Pete Holmes
Pete Holmes stops bya to discuss his incredibly weird podcast, You Made It Weird. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:57
March 08, 2013
39 - MTV Historians Rob Tannenbaum & Craig Marks
The co-authors of the incredible oral history I Want My MTV stop by to talk about the 400 people they interviewed for the book, MTV's influence, and why the 80's were the best decade for music. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:28
March 08, 2013
38 - Mass Effect 3 with Mike Drucker
Onion/SNL/IGN/Kid Icarus (!) writer Mike Drucker joins us to discuss Mass Effect 3 and it's controversial ending. Spectre status is recognized. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:23
March 08, 2013
37 - Pizza Expo, Angry Birds, TMNT, and Hunger Games
A nerderer's row of guests! Scott Wiener reports back from Pizza Expo, Jon Gabrus analyzes Angry Birds, Owen Parsons pontificates on Ninja Turtles, and Pat reviews The Hunger Games. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:04:39
March 08, 2013
36 - "Millionaire" Craig Rowin
Craig Rowen stops by to talk about the time he asked for a million dollars, then lied and told everyone he got it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:54
March 08, 2013
35 - mc chris
You know mc chris from his music and work on Adult Swim, now learn about all the cool nerd stuff he owns. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:07
March 08, 2013
34 - Daily Show Producer Oren Brimer
Oren Brimer stops by to talk about his work at The Daily Show as well as Front Page Films (www.frontpagefilms.com). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:41
March 08, 2013
33 - ToyFair
Owen Parsons joins me on a safari of interviews at ToyFair. Pictures and links to the products discussed at http://bit.ly/y5LJyO See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
46:36
March 08, 2013
32 - Streeter and Downton Abbey
One of my most highly requested guests sits down to talk about one of my least requested topics. The first 2/3rds of the show have no Downton Abbey spoilers and there's a clear warning before specifics. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:13:53
March 08, 2013
31 - Comic Strip Writer Francesco Marciuliano
This week Francesco Marciuliano talks about how he became the writer of the nationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth, the life of a newspaper cartoonist, what made Peanuts so great, and The Muppets. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:13
March 08, 2013
30 - Game of Thrones Linguist David Peterson
David Peterson explains how he took the approximately 30 Dothraki words George RR Martin created when writing Game of Thrones and extrapolated it into an entire language. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:42
March 08, 2013
29 - Top Reddit Commenter AndrewSmith1986
This week Jeff's guest is AndrewSmith1986, the #2 commenter on Reddit and moderator of some of the website's most popular sections including pics, funny, and IAMA. http://www.reddit.com/user/andrewsmith1986 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:09
March 08, 2013
28 - Books to Movies with DC Pierson
DC Pierson is adapting his novel for film. We talk about the proccess, some of the best literary adaptations, some of the worst, and also MF Doom. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:26:06
March 08, 2013
27 - RecordSetter.com's Dan Rollman
Dan Rollman of RecordSetter.com discusses where his love of records came from, some of the most impressive records he's ever seen, and officiates an on-the-air world record attempt by Jeff. PLUS - a followup to last week's movie episode answers some of li See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:00:35
March 08, 2013
26 - 2012 Movie Preview w/ Pat & Ben
Jeff, Pat Cassels, and Ben Rodgers analyze the films of 2012, but can they beat the gong? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:14:48
March 08, 2013
Special #3 - Weird NJ w/ Chris Gethard
Weird NJ is a magazine that chronicles the nooks and crannies of the New Jersey. Here are some of the weirdest things that Chris Gethard ever found while working there. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19:15
March 08, 2013
24 - Competitive Tetris Documentary "The Ecstasy of Order"
Adam Cornelius directed The Ecstasy of Order, a documentary about competitive Tetris. Here he tells us what skills you need to compete, how good you have to be, and why NES Tetris is the definitive version. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:42
March 08, 2013
23 - Magic the Gathering Champion Jon Finkel
Jon Finkel is arguably the greatest Magic the Gathering player ever. He's also been a part of a Blackjack card counting team, played professional poker, and currently manages a hedge fund. On this week's show, we find out how all these things are related. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:23:36
March 08, 2013
22 - The Quidditch World Cup
Jeff and Casey Johnston visit the International Quidditch World Cup to figure out how it's played and who is responsible.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
40:04
March 08, 2013
21 - The Writers of Degrassi
Jeff talks to two writers from his favorite show, which happens to be a Canadian high school drama for teens. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
40:33
March 08, 2013
20 - Chris Gethard
Chris Gethard discusses why he's excited about public access, Big Lake, and revisits a letter he once wrote to X-Factor. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
45:48
March 08, 2013
19 - Battlestar Galactica the Boardgame
Jeff, Sarah Schneider, Pat Cassels, and Adam Frucci sit down for a round of Battlestar Galactica, but who is the Cylon infiltrator and can the other three figure it out in time? SPOILER/AWESOMENESS ALERT - this episode contains in-depth discussion of the entire Battlestar Galactica series. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
35:48
March 08, 2013
18 - Amir Blumenfeld
Amir stops by to talk about Jake & Amir and his role in the upcoming Harold & Kumar 3D. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29:53
March 08, 2013
Special #2 - Arkham, Gears 3, and Uncharted w/ Kumail
In August Kumail and Jeff talked about which upcoming games they were most excited about. What lived up to expectations? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29:22
March 08, 2013
17 - The Perry Bible Fellowship's Nicholas Gurewitch
This week's guest is Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of The Perry Bible Fellowship (pbfcomics.com) plus Pat Cassels returns to 100% the summer movie revue. Comics discussed in this episode include: Colonel Sweeto - http://pbfcomics.com/129/Turtle City - http://www.collegehumor.com/picture/44212Ballerina - http://sotf.inertia.fi/?p=125Puppy Wish - http://pbfcomics.com/24/Instant Bacon - http://pbfcomics.com/10/The Throbblefoot Aquarium - http://pbfcomics.com/176/ Punch Bout - http://pbfcomics.com/167/Eggnancy- http://pbfcomics.com/208/Robin hood - http://pbfcomics.com/205/Prank Dragon- http://pbfcomics.com/174/Uncle Duncan - http://pbfcomics.com/250/ The other comic, whose name we never get quite right, is A Natural Look by Matthew K - http://matthewkfanclub.com/?p=1001 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:01:40
March 08, 2013
16 - Settlers of Catan Creator Klaus Teuber
Settlers of Catan creator Klaus Teuber joins us all the way from Germany to talk how he created the game, his favorite house rules, and the potential for future Catan expansions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:15
March 08, 2013
15 - Dr. Batman
A conversation with Dr. Will Brooker, a man wrote a PHd thesis about Batman.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:11
March 08, 2013
Special #1 - Breaking Bad, Hosted by Pat Cassels
Pat hosts a Breaking Bad panel featuring Jeff Rubin and Entertainment Weekly's Darren Franich. SPOILER WARNING - Breaking Bad plot details through season 4, episode 12 are discussed. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:30
March 08, 2013
14 - Improv Everywhere's Charlie Todd
Improv Everywhere creator Charlie Todd discusses the origins of the prank collective, the trouble with flash mobs, and the two occasions where he's had trouble with the police. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:57
March 08, 2013
13 - DC Comics w/ Alex Zalben
DC Comics just relaunched every single one of their comics. Comic book writer Alex Zalben helps us figure out why and if it worked. There are 52 new comics. At least a few of them must be worth checking out.  PLUS: Jon Gabrus (from the JRJR Show about Game of Thrones) returns to talk about the gameshow he's hosting on MTV and White Castle. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:06:39
March 08, 2013
12 - Roller Coaster Design and Criticism
Everyone loves roller coasters but which are the best, what makes them so great, and where do they come from? This week we find out with roller coaster designer Jonathan Gordon of Gordon Rides and Robb Alvey of ThemeParkReview.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:10:17
March 08, 2013
11 - Everything is Terrible
Everything Is Terrible doesn't just uncover incredible videos that have been forgotten to time, they also use editing to weave them into something entirely new. This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show we talk about where the clips come from, their collection of 1,500 copies of Jerry Maguire, and the unbelievable Everything Is Terrible movie that's made entirely of found footage. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
39:04
March 08, 2013
10 - Holiday Videogames w/ Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani (Letterman, Conan, Franklin & Bash, The Indoor Kids podcast) stops by to talk about the holiday season's most exciting games, and also Skyward Sword. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:10:29
March 08, 2013
9 - High Times Magazine's Danny Danko
This week High Times magazine's Senior Cultivation Expert Danny Danko stops by to talk about being a pot nerd, appreciating the differences between different strains, and the dominance of the High Times softball team. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:05
March 08, 2013
8 - Muxtape's Justin Ouellette
Muxtape was one of the last great music sites shut down by the RIAA. This week we discuss it's rise and fall with creator Justin Ouilette.  Also, what the hell, let's talk about Mass Effect at the end too. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:03:20
March 08, 2013
7 - Summer Movie Revue w/ Pat Cassels
Jeff and CollegeHumor's Pat Cassels discuss the great cinematic experiences of the summer including Harry Potter 7, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers 3, Cowboys & Aliens, Green Lantern, X-Men, and… LA Noire? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:18:29
March 08, 2013
6 - Editor of The Daily What, Nitzan
The Daily What is one of Internet culture's most influential sites. In this episode we talk to the editor/only employee Nitzan to learn how it got there, and what it takes to stay on top. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:35
March 08, 2013
5 - Legends of the Hidden Temple w/ Kirk Fogg & Anthony
In this episode you'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about Nickelodeon gameshow Legends of the Hidden Temple. We cover both sides of the game with host Kirk Fogg and victorious contestant Anthony. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:24
March 08, 2013
4 - Porno Parodies w/ Sarah Schneider & Lee Roy Myers
Jeff and Sarah Schneider interview Lee Roy Myers, writer/director of "30 Rock: A XXX Parody," "The Office: A XXX Parody," and yes, "Who's The Boss? A XXX Parody." Jeff still manages to connect it all to Transformers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:15:54
March 08, 2013
3 - Scott of Scott's Pizza Tours
According to Yelp, Scott's Pizza Tours is the #1 rated tour in New York City - but how did Scott start this operation, how does he choose what pizza places to visit every week, and how much pizza does he eat for research, and is this really his full-time job? These answers and more in this week's Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show. http://www.scottspizzatours.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:23
March 08, 2013
2 - Game of Thrones w/ Jon Gabrus
Jon Gabrus and Jeff discuss the incredible first season of Game of Thrones. Along the way there are slight detours into The Wire, Friday Night Lights, Dungeons and Dragons, Lost, Deadwood, and masturbating on horses. The first half of the conversation is spoiler free, so even those that haven't watched Game of Thrones can listen. You will be very obviously warned before specifics from the show are discussed. The spoilers only pertain to the first season of the show and the first book in the series- further books are not discussed. Show Links (they'll make more sense after you listen) -- That article from the Penn State newspaper - http://bit.ly/oxjudT Rose McGowen in Conan - http://yhoo.it/myX3Wb See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:50
March 08, 2013
Episode 1 - Peter Berkman
Pete plays guitar and Nintendo for a rock band called Anamanaguchi. Here he explains how that works, and what it was like to do the soundtrack for the Scott Pilgrim videogame. Theme/outro music by The Bikini Carwash Company See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23:57
March 08, 2013
Episode 0
Find out what to expect from this podcast in the spectacular 0th episode of the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07:35
March 08, 2013