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Mar 29, 2019

Brilliant and funny food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl joins us to talk about restaurants, food criticism, and her path to becoming one of the most awarded food writers working today. Also: things in cans, MN State Fair fare, dumb food trends, and Dara talks about her late friend and colleague Anthony Bourdain. Finally...


Mar 22, 2019

Have you ever wanted to DESTROY or ANNIHILATE or EVISCERATE someone in a debate? If so, this is the episode for you. We discuss "debate me" culture, including YouTube debate grifters, social media attention-wanters, and yammering cable news talking heads. Brandi gives us a primer on formal debate procedures, and...


Mar 15, 2019

Bill sits down with Andy for an extensive interview about the early days of Conan, his died-in-a-wool midwestern ways, his start with the Real Live Brady Bunch, comedy, seriousness, therapy, aging, death, and possible...happiness.


Mar 8, 2019

Yes, it’s a great name for a band but it’s also the title of this episode! Bill is in L.A. and chats with superstar YouTube essayist Lindsay Ellis and Funhouse regular Joseph Scrimshaw. They discuss the “Death of the Author” theory that’s the subject of Lindsay’s recent video series. Some of the authors...


Mar 1, 2019

You've heard her on many episodes of Funhouse, now get to know Bill's cohost Brandi Brown better! Bill and Brandi talk about her bright college years; east coast vs. midwest rich peoples; Brandi's standup comedy and circuitous path to it. Also: Hamburglar jokes; MN State Fair crop art adventures; Brandi's Supreme court...