Where Ya From?

07: Thomas Sadoski

An episode of Where Ya From?

By Sara Benincasa
Comedian and author Sara Benincasa talks to fascinating people about their origin stories - literal, metaphorical, and beyond.
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07: Thomas Sadoski
Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces, The Newsroom) talks to Sara about being a rebel, finding himself through community theatre in College Station, TX, evangelical Christian '90s teen groups, Young Life, punk music, acting, Amanda Seyfried's joyful approach to life, PUPPIES, BABIES, disappearing into a role, and finally feeling at home in NYC. You can support this podcast via Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa or via Anchor. 
1:03:57
December 24, 2018
06: Jenny Yang
Jenny Yang, comedian and writer for "Busy Tonight" on E!, talks to Sara about how much she loved high school in Torrance, CA; her background in politics and labor; how she stood up to her dad by proving that she was a well-behaved kid; being the family translator at a very young age; starting a comedy festival with Asian-American comics; adjusting to college life in chilly PA by wearing shorts at inappropriate times of year; and much, much more. Support the podcast through Anchor or via Patreon at Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa.
1:12:16
December 17, 2018
05: Adam Pally
Adam Pally and Sara talk about his upbringing in Livington, NJ and the origin of his non-Livingstonian accent, how everyone thinks they went to camp with Adam or Sara (and why), stalking 50 Cent, Adam's musical parents, dating your high school sweetheart, UCB, Adam's expanded career as show co-creator and executive producer, Judaism, fashion, Judaism, '90s hip hop influencing suburban kids, parents who stay together, Judaism, getting in trouble in school, the great Sam Richardson and their new YouTube series CHAMPAIGN ILL. No WASPs were involved in the recording of this episode. You can support this podcast via Anchor or at Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa.
57:46
December 10, 2018
04: Michael Arceneaux
Michael Arceneaux, NY Times bestselling author of "I Can't Date Jesus," talks to Sara about Houston, Beytheism vs. Beygnosticism, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Howard University, when your dad looks like Katt Williams, Louisiana accents, Houston accents, beautiful Brazos bookstore, dudes on horses on a casual city street, and much more. You can support this podcast via Anchor or Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa.
1:07:01
December 3, 2018
03: Krystyna Hutchinson
Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F*cked podcast) and Sara discuss love, ghosts, sex, comedy, parents who split up and get back together, comedy, Raya, hair salon-related nomenclature, and the magic of North Wales, PA, New Jersey and beyond. This episode is brought to you via Anchor.fm, Baboon Go-Bags and the kind patrons of Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa.
1:04:27
November 27, 2018
02: Jonathan Coulton
Jonathan Coulton and Sara talk about how she has a crush on John Mayer and then Jonathan pretends to be John Mayer; why she wouldn't listen to Jonathan's stuff for a decade and then became a fan in three hours; how we create a persona to hide our terror of not being cool enough; how he loved growing up in Colchester, CT; how he realized his childhood dream of being in the Whiffenpoofs at Yale; how he once impressed a lady by buying Chinese takeout and taking her to a covered bridge; and whether or not he and Sara ate lamb on a stick together. Also, we meet the imaginary hot intern, Daniel, who is majoring in everything at NYU and all the Ivies. This episode is brought to you via Anchor.fm, Baboon Go-Bags and the kind patrons of Patreon.com/SaraBenincasa.
1:00:27
November 20, 2018
01: Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller and Sara discuss the Upper West Side, NYC radio, his brief comedy rap aspirations, Tribbles, and his basement bar mitzvah. Also, Sara peer pressures him into trying to recite his Torah portion and they talk about being bad at drugs. "Escape at Dannemora" premieres November 19th on Showtime. This episode is brought to you via Anchor.fm, Baboon Go-Bags and kind Patreon supporters.
1:08:40
November 13, 2018
Where Ya From? Trailer
A tiny preview of what's to come on Season 1 of "Where Ya From?" (Hint: Ben Stiller, Jonathan Coulton and more!)
00:33
October 19, 2018
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