Unprofessional

Unprofessional

By Unprofessional
Dave Wiskus and Lex Friedman talk with interesting people about anything but work.
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102: Weird Al Yankovic — The Quarantine Special
Lex and Dave chat with "Weird Al" Yankovic because honestly it's not like any of us had somewhere else to be.
49:58
May 15, 2020
101: Unprofessional Holiday Special 2014
Join Dave Wiskus, Jaimee Newberry, and Lex Friedman as they take a magical holiday journey and revisit some old friends.
1:12:11
December 27, 2014
100: Jonas Gruber — Do You Think You're Alright?
Jonas Gruber joins us to talk about Batman, Minecraft, Doctor Who, and how terrible 2001: A Space Odyssey really is.
1:07:10
August 28, 2014
99: Dean Sabatino — The Petting Zoo
Dean Sabatino of The Dead Milkmen joins Jaimee and Dave to talk about odd jobs and old media.
1:09:35
August 4, 2014
98: Matt Gemmell — Greyhound Supremacist
Matt Gemmell joins Dave and Jaimee to talk about writing, professionalism, and animal genitalia.
54:05
July 17, 2014
97: Tiffany Arment — Love Rug
Tiffany Arment talks to Jaimee and Dave about parenting, bathroom audiences, and sexy cars.
52:08
July 3, 2014
An Unprofessional Special Report
Dave and Jaimee take a few moments to discuss the future of Unprofessional.
09:14
July 2, 2014
96: Dermot Daly — It’s Your Day!
Dermot Daly talks about friendship, children, and prostitutes.
53:20
June 26, 2014
95: Adam Lisagor — Two Mics, One Sandwich
Adam Lisagor teaches us all about double-ending.
1:06:13
June 20, 2014
94: TJ Lavin — Hey, Let’s Go Play Basketball
TJ Lavin stops by to talk about injuries, altruism, and firemen.
45:38
June 13, 2014
93: Jason Snell — Accidental Podcast Podcast
Jason Snell returns to make up words like "podcastosphere".
51:46
May 30, 2014
92: Bryan Irace — Let’s Go Outside Right Now
Bryan Irace joins Dave and Jaimee to talk about visiting friends, playing video games, and violence at the movies.
48:04
May 23, 2014
91: John Nack — Double-Decker Couch
John Nack chats with Jaimee and Dave about surrounding yourself with excellence, startup culture, work-life balance, and Photoshop.
55:20
May 15, 2014
90: David Smith — There Ain’t Nothin’ on Cinemax
_David Smith talks children, food carts, and the perils of reading.
58:37
May 6, 2014
89: Kyle Richter — All for the Love of Cactus
Kyle Richter joins us to talk about floors, moving, and uncomfortable positions.
48:09
April 23, 2014
88: Alex King — Cancer is Like Christmas
Alex King visits to chat about a whole slew of awkward or inappropriate things.
55:28
April 15, 2014
87: Major Spoilers
Lex Friedman ruins the ending of How I Met Your Mother and various other things.
43:38
April 8, 2014
86: Rene Ritchie — The Internet Without Emoji
Rene Ritchie rejoins Dave and Jaimee to talk about love and relationships and gettin' your heart broken and stuff.
59:49
April 1, 2014
85: Rene Ritchie — A Series of Textures Going Into My Face
Rene Ritchie returns to talk to Jaimee and Dave about dating apps, smell-o-vision, and attempting empathy.
58:56
March 26, 2014
84: Orta Therox — The Internet Doctor
Orta Therox of CocoaPods joins Dave and Jaimee to talk about museums, #IRLmoji, and what happened to that damned plane.
52:46
March 18, 2014
83: Dan Frommer — Ennui Tacos
Dan Frommer joins Jaimee and Dave to talk about voice loss, Taco Bell innovations, and leaky people.
49:37
March 12, 2014
82: Sean Nelson — Orange-Pineapple Affair
Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger, The Long Winters) returns to talk smoothies, soap operas, and seeking employment.
1:10:54
March 5, 2014
81: Jennifer Tress — Dudes Love Star Wars
Jennifer Tress joins Jaimee and Dave to talk about LEGO and the magic of Paul Rudd.
54:21
February 25, 2014
80: Brent Simmons — Human Salad
Brent Simmons returns to talk cats, emergency pants, and equality.
52:08
February 18, 2014
79: Myke Hurley — The Last Man on Earth
Myke Hurley joins Jaimee and Dave to workshop an idea for a new movie.
53:10
February 11, 2014
78.5: Guy English and Marco Arment — Science, Guy: Volume Two
Guy English and Marco Arment talk to fish about social awkwardness.
46:29
February 6, 2014
78: Guy English — Science, Guy: Volume One
Guy English returns to chat with Dave and Jaimee about meat, water, and introductions.
45:58
February 4, 2014
77: Craig Hockenberry — The Hazards of Diving
Craig Hockenberry joins Jaimee and Dave to talk about floating, falling, and living abroad.
55:00
January 28, 2014
76: Marco Arment — The Animatronics of The Internet
Marco Arment joins Dave and Jaimee to discuss weighty TV dramas, podcasting, and human behavior.
1:16:00
January 21, 2014
75: Clayton Morris — Old Man Slippers
Clayton Morris returns to chat with Dave and Jaimee about Victorian Montana and advanced showering.
50:46
January 14, 2014
74: Phillip Bowden — A Series of Digressions
iOS developer Phillip Bowden joins Dave and Jaimee to talk about kids rocking out, Carson Daly, and the virtues of selling out.
40:12
January 7, 2014
73: Amy Jane Gruber — The Joy of Lex
Amy Jane Gruber joins Lex and Dave to solve all of the world’s problems. Lex dies at the end.
57:22
December 31, 2013
72: An Unprofessional Christmas 2: The Christmasing
Adam Lisagor waits with Dave and a series of guest stars to see if Lex will make it in time for Christmas.
1:09:17
December 27, 2013
71: Casey Liss — Kosher Style
Casey Liss rejoins Dave and Lex to talk about the holidays and head injuries.
46:30
December 17, 2013
70: Jonathan Coulton & John Flansburgh — Throwing Down the Love Gauntlet
Jonathan Coulton and TMBG’s John Flansburgh join Lex and Dave to talk about cruising, the new Pope, private jets, and who should be the next president.
58:52
December 10, 2013
69: Merlin Mann — Anastasia Helicopter
Merlin Mann joins Dave and Lex to talk about Jimmy Carter and vocabulary words.
47:57
December 3, 2013
68: Just the Two of Us
Lex and Dave repeatedly express their gratitude for one another.
56:52
November 26, 2013
67: Scott Simpson — What Does a Grown Man Look Like Naked?
Comedian Scott Simpson joins Dave and Lex to talk about air travel, posthumous goodbyes, and how to form a successful partnership.
53:30
November 20, 2013
66: John Hodgman — Making Meth
Humorist John Hodgman joins Lex and Dave to discuss the storied career of Mister Tommy Lee Jones.
1:08:03
November 12, 2013
65: Paul Campbell — Brains and Mushrooms
Paul Campbell of Úll joins Dave and Lex to talk about food and apology baskets.
49:11
November 7, 2013
64: John Moltz — What’s Your Favorite Fruit?
The Talk Show’s John Moltz joins Dave and Lex to talk about food, and surprisingly nobody mentions feces.
38:06
October 29, 2013
63: Christina Warren — Stucco Image Bodega
Mashable’s Christina Warren joins Dave and Lex to talk about business cards and weddings.
42:21
October 24, 2013
62: Faith Korpi — Lexplaining
Faith Korpi returns to the show to chat with Lex and Dave about listening to podcasts and spoiling TV shows.
52:14
October 17, 2013
61: David Friedman — Mediocre Western
Photographer David Friedman joins Dave and Lex to talk about the value of ideas, hotel service, and the day-to-day routine of John Turturro.
46:40
October 9, 2013
60: Casey Liss — Explicit Spoilers
Casey Liss (Accidental Tech Podcast) joins Lex and Dave to talk about making podcasts, beverage choices, and the finale of Breaking Bad.
42:48
October 2, 2013
59: Nick Arnott — Baseball is Awful
QA maestro Nick Arnott joins Dave and Lex to talk about music, dogs, and when to put away your damned phone.
49:25
September 24, 2013
58: Bailey Chase — Coming Back to Olivia Wilde
TV's Bailey Chase (Longmire) joins Lex and Dave to solve all of the world's problems.
47:36
September 17, 2013
57: Brent Simmons — The Best Dead Podcast Guests
Brent Simmons joins Dave and Lex to talk about what’s offensive, what’s funny, and why Hitler could be a decent podcast guest.
32:56
September 10, 2013
56: Julian Velard — Break Out the Melodica
Singer/songwriter Julian Velard (@julianvelard) returns for a special episode that’s all about making music together.
52:10
September 3, 2013
55: Michael Lopp — Lunchtime in New Jersey
Michael Lopp (@rands) takes a break from reposing to chat with Dave and Lex about fonts, automatic payments, and the magic and wonder of the human body.
48:15
August 27, 2013
54: David Rodriguez — Virgin Lemonade
Dave Rodriguez, director of the film Last I Heard, chats with Lex and Dave about drugs, alcohol, and breakfast.
51:32
August 20, 2013
53: John Gruber — Happy Bennigan's To You
John Gruber of Daring Fireball joins Dave and Lex to chat about the pros and cons of chain restaurants.
58:51
August 13, 2013
52: Allen Pike — The Taco Bell Unprofessional
Allen Pike of Steamclock joins Lex and Dave to talk about drinking and the choice between violent bodily functions.
49:59
August 8, 2013
51: Seamus Dever — We’re So Civilized
Seamus Dever of TV’s Castle joins Dave and Lex to talk about the problem with pop stars, eating meat, and the impending war with England.
53:01
July 31, 2013
50: Nicholas Gurewitch — Maybe Those Nosehairs Are Going to Help
Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nicholas Gurewitch joins Lex and Dave to talk about autographs, bodily changes, and the sadness of the displacement of the Native Americans.
43:47
July 23, 2013
49: Starhuggers
Dave and Lex pull back the curtain to talk about Unprofessional.
40:06
July 17, 2013
48: Jaimee Newberry — The Egg is Just a Happy Byproduct
Jaimee Newberry joins Lex and Dave to talk about dead pets, women, and Lex’s basement.
44:06
July 9, 2013
47: Chris Poole — It Must Be Your Zipper
4chan founder Chris Poole (moot) joins Dave and Lex to talk about the intersection of the Internet and pop culture, letting kids use technology, and unplugging.
41:55
July 2, 2013
46: Daniel O'Brien — He Will Be Mine
Cracked.com’s Daniel O’Brien debates running, comedy, and the best New Jersey singer/songwriter of all time with Lex and Dave.
46:32
June 26, 2013
45: Julian Velard — Whatever You Think is Fair
Musician Julian Velard joins Dave and Lex to talk about growing into their bodies, their least favorite musicians, gym class, and trashing hotel rooms.
47:22
June 18, 2013
44: Jesse Ventura — Competitive Juices
Governor Jesse Ventura talks to Lex and Dave about the future of politics and returning to the well.
37:14
June 11, 2013
43: Paul Kafasis — Live from Down Under
Paul Kafasis joins Dave and Lex to talk about Australia as part of the One More Thing conference.
37:58
June 4, 2013
42: Damian Kulash — Covering All the Bases
Damian Kulash from the band OK Go joins Lex and Dave to talk about fish sticks, sports, and the joys of evolution.
52:09
May 29, 2013
41: Clayton Morris — Jerry Was My Girlfriend
Clayton Morris from Fox News joins Dave and Lex to talk about the lost catacombs of New York, autograph collecting, and how to avoid soiling yourself.
54:25
May 21, 2013
40: Matt Drance — Accidental Car Podcast
Matt Drance, maker of software and defender of the Internet, teaches Lex and Dave about cars.
41:21
May 14, 2013
39: Jared Moshé — Eagles Versus Giants
Jared Moshé, director of the indie western Dead Man’s Burden, chats with Dave and Lex about mixed-faith relationships, sports, and mounting animals.
46:20
May 8, 2013
38: Neven Mrgan — One Percent Science
Neven Mrgan joins Dave and Lex for… well, swearing mostly.
46:47
April 30, 2013
37: Jim Coudal — Don't Call Coudal
The legendary Jim Coudal talks with Lex and Dave about the digital experience, vacationing, and talking to strangers.
53:20
April 23, 2013
36: Cabel Sasser — Same Great Taste, Bold New Logo
Panic’s Cabel Sasser joins Dave and Lex on a very special musical episode of Unprofessional.
1:02:09
April 16, 2013
35: Joshua Malina — I Offer a More Boutique Experience
TV's Joshua Malina joins Lex and Dave to talk geocaching, vision correction, and buying friendship.
56:55
April 9, 2013
34: Ophira Eisenberg — And There’s Spit Going Through Your Instrument
Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, joins Dave and Lex to talk about zoo keeping, musicianship, magic, and improv tragedy.
52:47
April 2, 2013
33: Jay Clifford — My Eyeballs Were Vibrating
Jay Clifford (Jump, Little Children) joins Lex and Dave to talk about cults, religion, and fighting.
53:23
March 26, 2013
32: Dave Coulier — The F-Bomb Aftertaste
Dave Coulier chats with Dave and Lex about clean comedy, the aftermath of Full House, and poop.
44:32
March 19, 2013
31: Sean Nelson — Epic Rambling Disquisition on Selfness
usician and writer Sean Nelson joins Lex and Dave for an introspective look at introspection.
46:47
March 12, 2013
30: Susan Orlean — In Times Fat or Lean
Author Susan Orlean joins Dave and Lex to talk nicknames, fate, and failed bids for presidency.
41:48
March 5, 2013
29: John Siracusa — Porn and a Haircut
The hypercritical John Siracusa joins Dave and Lex to talk manscaping and Lady Gaga.
49:48
February 26, 2013
28: Myq Kaplan — Inanely Innocuous
Professional comedian Myq Kaplan joined Dave and Lex to talk language, religion, and Wikipedia.
44:43
February 19, 2013
27: John Flansburgh — Mock Turtle Soup
John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants joined Lex and Dave to talk about working relationships, disconnecting, and the most important idea of the 21st century.
51:24
February 12, 2013
26: Amy Jane Gruber — Free Shower Caps
Amy Jane Gruber returned to the show—live on stage at Macworld/iWorld 2013—to talk about technology and stealing from hotels.
45:52
February 6, 2013
25: Jessie Char — Excuse Me, Ma’am
Jessie Char chatted with Lex and Dave about regrets, mistaken identity, and being discovered.
43:59
January 29, 2013
24: Jason Kottke — Running Down the Street, Screaming at People
The Internet’s Jason Kottke joined Lex and Dave to talk digital friendships, the future of keeping in touch, and what life would be like without connectivity.
45:52
January 22, 2013
23: Paul Kent — Fix it in Post
Macworld/iWorld showrunner Paul Kent joins Dave and Lex to talk about music, auto-tune, and what they do in the shower.
44:59
January 15, 2013
22: Serenity Caldwell — Who’s Your Haberdasher?
Serenity Caldwell joined Lex and Dave to talk about the thin line between hobbies and passions.
46:14
January 8, 2013
21: Mike Lee — Motherbleeper
Mike Lee joined Dave and Lex to talk about offending people unintentionally.
44:12
January 2, 2013
20: Jay Graves — A Very Unprofessional Christmas
International male model Jay Graves spent a magical Christmas with Lex and Dave, sharing stories and getting cozy in their Slankets.
57:43
December 25, 2012
19: Glenn Fleishman — The Opposite of Name-Dropping
Glenn Fleishman took a break from appearing everywhere else on the Internet to talk to Dave and Lex about Twitter abuse, fame, and his dream job.
41:43
December 18, 2012
18: Marco Arment — All the Flavor You Can Handle
The Internet’s Marco Arment joined Lex and Dave to discuss coffee, free time, and experimenting in college (with Linux).
47:04
December 11, 2012
17: Loren Brichter — I Love Dinosaurs
Dave and Lex were joined by Internet sensation Loren Brichter for a conversation about the creative process, building things, and everyone’s favorite blanket with sleeves.
44:38
December 4, 2012
16: Federico Viticci — 100% Italian Meat
Lex and Dave work with Federico Viticci to narrow the cultural gap between the USAand Italy, with an all-too-brief coda about personal hygiene.
51:46
November 27, 2012
15: Faith Korpi — Let's Talk About Me
Dave and Lex took turns accidentally insulting Faith Korpi on the topics of home-schooling and religion, and then moved on to less controversial topics like Lance Armstrong and sex with blankets.
53:16
November 20, 2012
14: Guy English — Inclement Weather
Lex and Dave recover from hurricanes and elections just in time to talk with noted Canadian Guy English about weather, marijuana, and getting back to things you miss. With a special surprise guest appearance by one of Lex’s many children.
48:57
November 13, 2012
13: Hurricane Sandy — Breaking the Ice
With Lex on hurrication, we dig into the archives to bring you an early, previously-unreleased episode. Before we ever released our first episode, we recorded maybe a dozen pilots that were never released. This was one of those recording sessions, which we released because Lex had been waylaid by Hurricane Sandy.
34:36
November 6, 2012
12: Matthew Panzarino — Naked and Bleeding
Lex and Dave finally got TheNextWeb’s Matthew Panzarino on the show, but an innocent conversation about nicknames quickly turns to accidents and head injuries.
46:19
October 30, 2012
11: Daniel Jalkut — Star Trek Punk Band
Lex and Dave talked to Daniel Jalkut about the things that can happen when you’re not afraid to say yes, and where to use the bathroom when you live in a van.
50:25
October 23, 2012
10: John Moltz — Just Skip Lunch Today
John Moltz joins Dave and Lex to ruin your meal and discuss childhood toys. But mostly the first thing.
41:46
October 16, 2012
9: Jonathan Coulton — The Elephant in the Room
Internet rock star Jonathan Coulton sat in with Lex and Dave to talk airport security, pet longevity, and animal talents.
38:05
October 9, 2012
8: Jason Snell — Lex Gets Fired
Jason Snell talked to Dave and Lex about horses, camping, and the great outdoors. And how he hates all of them.
44:09
October 2, 2012
7: Rene Ritche — BAMF or SNIKT
Lex and Dave tried to get personal with iMore’s Rene Ritchie, but quickly got sidetracked talking about TV shows and movies, and how awful the new Batman ovie was.
39:22
September 25, 2012
6: Dan Moren — Designated Bunter
Macworld’s Dan Moren risked getting beaten up by the cool kids to talk with Dave and Lex about being a lifelong nerd.
42:23
September 18, 2012
5: Christa Mrgan — Red Meat for Babies
Christa Mrgan talked with Lex and Dave about relationships, vegetarianism, bears, and Florida.
40:08
September 11, 2012
4: Paul Kafasis — Medical Records
Paul Kafasis joined Dave and Lex for a personal and wince-inducing conversation about their ER trips.
42:39
September 4, 2012
3: Justin Williams — Funemployment
Newly laid-off from Hipstamatic, Justin Williams joined Lex and Dave for an Unemployment Special!
40:29
August 21, 2012
2: Brent Simmons Goes to Jail
Brent Simmons joined us to talk about youth, travel, and creative things to do with sausages.
41:57
August 14, 2012
1: Amy Jane Gruber — Pack Me Some Sandwiches
Amy Jane Gruber joined us to discuss parenting philosophies, knowing your spouse for your entire life, and what it’s like being married to the second most famous Gruber on the planet.
46:15
August 14, 2012