Winners and Losers Show
Episode 106 - Katey Selix & Reena Calm

Comedian and producer Katey Selix joins Reena and Hank on the podcast for a wet and wild discussion about rapidly oscillating bedroom aides, arousal oriented online filmography, miscellaneous sex talk, Katey's past relationships, Hank's broken car makes Hank angry, the differences between men and women finally gets the attention it deserves, and career optimism despite the odds, plus more! And more!

out of context quotes:

"It's like the Illuminati and shit."

"A super whore, huh? Wore a cape?"


Katey's Twitter: @GingerSchnaps

Reena's Twitter: @ImCalm247

Hank's Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.12.27_WL_106_-_Katey_Selix.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT

Episode 105 - Nate Burrows

Comedian and guy Nate Burrows joins hank and Joe on the podcast for rip-roaring discussion about whale tails, Nate's hit show (The Comedy Evening), prom and yamakas. Also, a whole bunch of other shit. Please listen.

out of context quote:

"I'm doing radio magic!"


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NOTE FROM HANK: This episode was recorded several weeks ago, which is why you'll hear references to "Thanksgiving" and such. We are going to get back on track before too long. Love, Hank.

Direct download: 2012.12.16_WL_105_-_Nate_Burrows.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:48pm PDT

Winners and Losers favorite, Joe McAdam, steps up when the scheduled guest fails to show up and will never be invited to do the show again. We discuss Daniel Day Lewis's portrayal of Lincoln (Abraham), Hank's bleeding ears, Joe's podcast (Revolutions Per Minute), how Hank helped Joe quit smoking, the origins of the drug war, other exciting political shit, and lots of good laughs. Just listen already I don't have time for this shit. And fun!
out of context quotes:
"There's gonna be a president who during his speech does the jack off motion."

"I heard you started a podcast. Some guy told me. You did. You were the guy."


Joe's website: and Twitter: @JoeMcAdam and his NEW PODCAST: Revolutions Per Minute

Hank's Twitter:@Hank_Thompson


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Sorry for the delay in releasing an episode. I've been sidetracked the last several weeks by a very serious health matter in the family. It's taken every ounce of my time and energy and unfortunately the podcast has suffered because of it, among other things. It won't be long before we're back to a more regular release schedule. Thank you for not downloading any of those other podcasts. Love you all.

Direct download: 2012.12.09_WL_104_-_The_Habit-_An_Expected_Journey_with_Joe_McAdam.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:22pm PDT

Comedians Will Miles and Mike Joyce return to the show for a hilarious discussion about Joyce's new podcast (Going Nowhere with Mike Joyce), Tom Cruise's black son and other racy topics, tips for negotiating over the phone, Will's salad tossing days, storytelling shows, just what the hell a Brown (Cleveland) is, asteroids, the range of human experience, and more. EXCELLENT SHOW. Plus tons more fun.

out of context quotes:

"'I'm President Obama. My Twitter handle is Dickface Fartmonster.'"

"If you can draw on eyebrows, why can't you draw on a beard?"


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Direct download: 2012.10.29_WL_103_-_Blacksplanation_with_Will_Miles_and_Mike_Joyce.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:53am PDT

Comedian Aaron Weaver joins Hank on the podcast. Topics include: dealing with jealousy, nerves and other emotions in the stand up world, the trappings of rats, Aaron was born in Windsor Canada, some other shit, The time he met a big black horse while on "peanut butter", Hank and his dad are accosted by a rabid muskrat, Snubfest gets the Hankfest. And so much more!

out of context quote:

"Is your middle name Basket?"


Aaron's Twitter: @aaaaronweaver

Hank's Twitter: @Hank_Thompson

Google: Google

Check out the short film Aaron and I are in, also appearing: Liza Treyger, made for the 48 Hour Film Festival:

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Direct download: 2012.10.21_WL_102_-_Aaron_Weaver.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT

Episode 101 - Assorted Music References with Dan and Joe

Comedians Dan Friesen and Joe Fernandez return to W&L HQ for a hot 3-way of aural badminton. After solving the slam train riddle, we talk about a disgusting study, Dan and Joe's Cubs outing, non-alcoholism, getting attention from babes after a comedy show, Dan's Comedians You Should Know recap and his new suity looks and the scourge of bachelorettes that's ruining the world. Plus, Hank and Dan fight a little, which is nice. And more!

out of context quote:

"Yeah, she was my type. She kind of looked a little trampy."
"I, also, look like a creep."
Dan's Twitter: @FriesenPoint
Joe's Twitter: @JoeFernandez84
Hank's Twitter: @Hank_Thompson
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Direct download: 2012.10.12_WL_101_-_Assorted_Music_References_with_Dan_and_Joe.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:15am PDT

Episode 100 - 100th Anniversary Showtacular

This is our 100th Anniversary Memorial Special with the very first guests of the podcast: Lane Pieschel and Simmons McDavid. Two real men of America. Genuine heroes. We reminisce about the early days of the Winners and Losers Podcast and discuss how life has improved in the last 2 years. Nobody is any better off! Hank tries to make himself sneeze by snorting pepper. Then Lane's mood sours when he gets called in to work. Kind of a terrible show, really. Plus lots lots more! Listen today!

out of context quote:

"How much longer are we doing this?"


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Hank's Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.10.01_WL_100_-_100th_Anniversary_SHOWTACULAR.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:13am PDT

Episode 099 - Mike Wiley

Comedian Mike Wiley joins Hank and Mikey on the podcast for a FUN discussion about the difference between seals and sea lions, Mike's brush with becoming the law, Mike's comedy album (Inconducive to Comedy), moving to LA, working at a party store, Game of Thrones and EVEN MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE. Get it today!

out of context quote:

"You like the swordplay, though, dontcha?"


Get Mike's album, Inconducive to Comedy, at his website: Twitter: @wikemiley

Mikey’s Twitter: @MikeyManker

Hank’s Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.09.05_WL_099_-_Mike_Wiley.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:07am PDT

Episode 098 - Trippity Do Da with Stephen Markley

Author, columnist and guy Stephen Markley returns to the podcast to discuss his new e-book, The Great Dysmorphia, in which he details doing mushrooms at a Republican Presidential debate, plus hot talk about Twitter obsession, the never-offensive world of online comments, The Dark Knight Rises gets the business, pool table fantasies, Stephen's leg-opening trip to Iceland, the Curiosity landing, politics and male on female scissoring. Plus more!

out of context quote:

"That's because you've grown up poor."


Check out The Great Dysmorphia (available August 23rd), Stephen's column Off The Markley, and Twitter: @StephenMarkley

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Direct download: 2012.08.16_WL_098_-_Trippity_Do_Da_with_Stephen_Markley.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:33am PDT

Episode 097 - That's What Sheehan Said with Mike Sheehan

Comedian Mike Sheehan returns to the podcast for a discussion about killer whales, primate penis design, the value of drinking, the value of money, politics and prisons, Mike faces a career newspaper thief in his building and a hipster coffee shop gets Sheebrunnered. Plus much much more!

out of context quote:

"Also nobody's having sex with them anymore."


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Direct download: 2012.08.10_WL_097_-_Thats_What_Sheehan_Said_with_Mike_Sheehan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:12am PDT

Episode 096 - Anger Issues with Mikey Manker

Comedian Mikey Manker returns to the podcast for a one-on-one discussion about online dating, bullying stories, Hank breaks down why he almost punched a friend for putting water in his buttcrack, the need for therapy, How Oompa Loompas breed, science, particle accelerators, space, the hope for Heaven, and Esquire's Big Black Book of Crap. Plus a lot more. Very personal episode.

out of context quote:

"Boy, that Jabba the Hut, man, that guy really drove a hard bargain."


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Note from Hank:

Sorry for the delay in getting an episode out. Life got busy.

Direct download: 2012.07.27_WL_096_-_Anger_Issues_with_Mikey_Manker.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:06am PDT


Comedian and podcaster Dan Friesen returns to the podcast with Hank and Joe to talk about Mr Bean, Colt Cabana chops fans, nips, Hank reaches an embarrassing milestone, how Dan's musical references annoy Hank, childhood pets, the huma huma nooka nooka akuwa aa fish, comedic expertise, and Hank challenges Dan's strong anti-zombie beliefs. Plus a lot more for your ears.

out of context quote:

"Take that, cats!"


Dan's Podcast: The Friesen Point and Twitter: @friesenpoint

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Hank's Website: and Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.07.05_WL_095_-_Icy_with_Dan_Friesen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm PDT

Comedian and singer Natalie Jose joins Hank and Matt for a discussion about the Star Trek movie, the most extreme genital, Natalie's three bands, the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Taste of Chicago? More like Waste of Chicago, Hank has his knowledge of women tested, Natalie almost passes out in public and gets hit on by her rescuers, taking improv classes and failure. Plus a ton more fun!

out of context quote:

"Truth in comedy. Am I right, Officer Riggs?"


The Weepin Willlows on YouTube and Natalie's Twitter: @NatalieJose

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Direct download: 2012.06.27_WL_094_-_Natalie_Jose.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:55am PDT

Episode 093 - Bill Cruz and Mikey Manker

Comedian and d*ck picker Mikey Manker and comedian and d*ck pickee Bill Cruz joins Hank on the podcast. Topics includes: telemundo babes, how to make corn tortillas, the joys of divorce, Hank's first feature gig, Falstaff the Shakespeare guy, the phenomenon of dick drunk, Bill's reign as prom prince, the great Shawshank Redemption racism debate, and a heck of a lot more hilarious and fun talk. For your ears!

out of context quotes:

"Hi, I'm Co Guest, Christopher Guest's son, Co."

"Don't consider something funny just because I laugh at it."


Hank is launching an advice column/podcast feature called Askplay. Hank is a professional advice expert and will solve any of life's conundrums. Email your question to ""   Do it!


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Bill's Twitter: @BillCruz

Hank's Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.06.19_WL_093_-_Bill_Cruz_and_Mikey_Manker.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

Episode 092 - Joyceover Work with Mike Joyce

Comedian and guy Mike Joyce joins Hank and Joe McAdam on the podcast. Topics include chest hair, Mike witnessed a motorcycle crash, bush-grooming for married men, the glory Troll 2 and Best Worst Movie, Hank's loneliness, pervy furries, the Kiwani's Club, religion, listeners call in and mercilessly bababooey Hank and we solve the classic debate: Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast? (The answer is Crepes.) Plus a whole lot more!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Hank is launching an advice column/segment called Askplay. As a professional advice expert Hank is qualified to offer advice on any topic. Email: "" with a question or quandry and Hank will solve your problem.

out of context quote:

"He'd be Robocop's boss."

"I'd say it was more of an exasperated guffaw."


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Joe's website: and Twitter: @JoeMcAdam

Hank's website: and Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.06.12_WL_092_-_Joyceover_Work_with_Mike_Joyce.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Comedian and podcaster James Fritz (@JamesFritzComic) joins Hank and Joe on the podcast. Discussion includes Hank's heartwarming origin story and James' role in it, public urination, Hank almost passed out at the doctor, and James shares his experience featuring for Jamie Kilstein. And a whole lot more. And more. Get it now!

out of context quote:

"Yeah, warts don't always just come from women."


James' podcast: You Could Be Dead and Twitter: @JamesFritzComic

Joe's website: and Twitter: @JoeMcAdam

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Direct download: 2012.06.04_WL_090_-_James_Fritz.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Episode 090 - Matt Kona

Comedian and podcaster Matt Kona comes all the way from Boston to discuss bombing in front of 400 bikers, the Boston comedy scene, the absurdity of Facebook's event system, doing comedy while traveling, secrets of the meat department, who must whip it, and like all podcasts: crazy sex stories, during which Hank describes the saddest thing he's ever seen in his life. Plus, like, WAY more. Listen now!

out of context quote:

"This taco truck. It was run by these burlesque people."


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Hank's website: and Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.05.16_WL_091_-_Matt_Kona.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:38pm PDT

Part 2 with funnyman Tyson K and Joe McAdam. In this exciting conclusion we drink the second half of the case of beer while talking about time capsules, date banging, Lank Thompson: Handsome Actor, Tyson's tips on doing well in black rooms, the joys of balding, and what it takes to become an elite athlete. Plus tons more you'll enjoy. Get it!

out of context quotes:

"When I go home, I'm a local. When I go somewhere else, somone else is a local."

"I'm getting drinky."


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Direct download: 2012.04.30_WL_089_-_Tyson_K_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:37am PDT

Comedian Tyson K joins Hank and Joe McAdam on the podcast. Hear Tyson's crazy story of moving to Chicago 3 days after being dumped by the girl he was moving to Chicago with. Then a little Game of Thrones talk, some stand up comedy talk and the sex lives of trees gets the Winners and Losers Treatment. This is part 1 of a 2 part episode. By the end of part 2 we'd finished a case of beer.

out of context quote:

"Here I go! I'm unzipping!"


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Joe's Twitter: @JoeMcAdam

Hank's Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.04.23_WL_088_-_Tyson_K_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:37pm PDT

Episode 087 - Saurin Choksi

Comedian Saurin Choksi joins Hank and Liza on the podcast. Topics include how Hank and Saurin met as new Chicago comics, Liza's dishes details on featuring for Amy Schumer in a Milwaukee theater and another alluring round of ROMANTIC FANTASIES. Plus a lot of hilarious chit-chat that will rock your whirled. Get it! Ahhhhh.

out of context quote:

"Is this really happening? Is this what he does?"


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Liza's twitter: @GlitterCheese Folla her!

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Direct download: 2012.04.02_WL_087_-_Saurin_Choksi.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:58am PDT

Episode 086 - Pat O'Rourke and Rob Gregory and Me

Podcasting duo Pat O'Rourke and Rob Gregory (Somebody and Me Podcast)join podcasting uno Hank on the podcast for a raucous discussion about cereal, the improv world, Jane Goodall, video games, the Walking Dead and more and more! Tune in!

out of context quotes:

"Were her dogs walking around the class?"

"What is this? A Difficult-Bake Oven?"


Pat and Rob's Podcast: Somebody and Me. Twitter: @SomebodyFunny

Hank's blog: Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.03.26_WL_086_-_Pat_ORourke_and_Rob_Gregory_and_Me.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:27am PDT

Episode 085 - Just the Gratuity with Matt Riggs

Comedian/podcaster Matt Riggs joins Hank and Joe on the podcast. Topics include: springy time, Your Funniest Friends Showcase, berry production and cleaning, being taken to the salad bar, pretty porno faces, tipping etiquette at starbucks, sexy car sex, Joe's being filmed for a documentary about comedy, Hank's Big Bomb (sort of), Matt has his mom as a guest on his show, and many more words are said.

out of context quotes:

"I felt weird because it was in my neighborhood and she had a lot of windows."

"Tipping is a big deal in this country. Tipping."


Matt and Joe's podcast: Bad News Good Timing. Matt's other podcast: Matt Likes Girls. Twitter: @MattRiggs

Joe's website: Twitter: @Joe_Fernandez84

Hank's website: Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.03.19_WL_085_-_Just_the_Gratuity_with_Matt_Riggs.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:24am PDT

Episode 084 - Bomb Away with Kevin Hogan

Comedian Kevin Hogan joins Hank and Dan on the podcast. Topics discussed: When to request donations, chromosomes, apartment to attract the ladies, Kevin's Bombing Story, Kevin gets into politics to take on Big Scholarship, CSI: Minnesota for real? No, turning down Seth Mcfarlane, Kevin was a cigarette fairy and how he got fired, Dan gets fired up about podcast pushback, SEGMENT: HANK WROTE A PLAY FOR SOME REASON, podcasts and parents oh my!, Kevin and Dan's "friendship", ideas for spicing up an open mic, plus a bunch more sh*t. Fun for everybody.

out of context quotes:

"When did I fail wizard school?!"

"Hey, it doesn't say no creeps within 500 feet."


Dan and Kevin's podcast: The Friesen Point

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Direct download: 2012.03.12_WL_084_-_Bombs_Away_with_Kevin_Hogan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Comedian Drew Michael (@DrewMComedy) joins Hank and Mike on the podcast. Topics include: the importance of insult accuracy, baldness and prison fear, Mike went to maximum security prison and then performed at the opening night of the Chicago Laugh Factory, recent changes in the Chicago Comedy scene, Hank saw Drew open for Jim Jeffries in 2008, Mike's being filmed for a documentary, Life's Too Short, Three Stooges Trailer, selling out to sell out and the art of compromising art, how Drew learned to calm down, Facebook arguing, scene beefs, how the mind f*cks with reality, NEWS SEGMENT: Drew Michael Hears the News!, the slope of justice bends toward freedom. Plus more!

out of context quotes:

"No geniuses as far as Trivial Pursuit goes."

"Water? Smoke? What do I look like? A convenience store?"

"I have some open ligaments sticking out."


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Mike's website: and Twitter: @mikestanley1

Hank's blog: and Twitter: @Hank_Thompson

Direct download: 2012.03.06_WL_083_-_Drew_Michael.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

Episode 082 - Dan Ronan

Comedian Dan Ronan joins Hank on the podcast. Topics include: childhood pets, how boilers work, the Lincoln Lodge, Kim Kardashian and Michael Jordan, a bookee confronts a booker and awkward ensues, how stand up attracts nutty people, YouTube and terrible comedy and screaming asian reporters, ronan's childhood speech impediment and smallness, and shame, fear, embarrassment and other stories of childhood. Unexpectedly soulful, this episode.

out of context quotes:

"It's the high school hallway but everyone's drunk and fucking each other."

"I have scars on my legs still from rides in the Bluebird of Happiness."


Lincoln Lodge website: Dan's Twitter: @RonanComedy

Hank's Twitter: @Hank_Thompson


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Direct download: 2012.02.27_WL_082_-_Dan_Ronan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm PDT

Episode 081 - Bedroom Sighs with Megan Gailey

Comedian and female Megan Gailey (@MeganGailey) joins males Hank and Joe on the podcast. Topics include: how female comedians are introduced, the audition process/doing commercials for companies you don't support, bedroom eyes, Megan was almost a Bud Light Girl for the Super Bowl and got over it by going to the Super Bowl, puppy dog face and other manipulations, nursing home nookie, another round of DALAI LAMA OR PORNSTAR!, quitting smoking. So many words were spoken!

out of context quote:

"All these fancy people can't be bothered by regulars. We don't need them touching us."


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Joe's comedy group:

Hank's website:

Direct download: 2012.02.20_WL_081_-_Bedroom_Sighs_with_Megan_Gailey.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm PDT

Episode 080 - Sean Flannery

Comedian and podcaster Sean Flannery (@Sean_M_Flannery) joins Hank and Joe on the podcast. Topics include: Sean's sports parody show: Visitor's Locker Room, sports sensationalism and the role it plays in society, tribalism, America's Religion: Football, stadiums, Hank solves the NFL's concussion problem, Robot Jocks, Green Bay's unique organizational structure, birthdays and Birthday shows, How Sean developed his one man show Never Been to Paris, working at the UCB, crazy drunk stories from dudes, Sean (and his very tolerant wife) lived with a comb over, Drive, Bronson and Real Steel. Plus more and more!
out of context quotes:
"I consider the NFL to be borderline evil."
"I fell down earlier today."
See Sean's One Man Show, Never Been to Paris at Comedy Bar, Sean's website:
Joe McAdam's website: and twitter (@JoeMcAdam)
Hank's website: and twitter: (@Hank_Thompson)
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Direct download: 2012.02.13_WL_080_-_Sean_Flannery.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:19pm PDT

Episode 079 - Pete Holmes

Comedian, writer, podcaster and voice Pete Holmes (@peteholmez) joins Hank on the podcast. Topics include: transitioning from improv to stand up, the duality of existence, breaking down material and the layers of details, being a fan of yourself, sex and stand up, Pete's thought process between shows, what motivates decision-making and why people choose comedy, how his podcast has affected the crowds, life as a famous fake baby, the riff rift, Pete cartoons for the New Yorker, Hank loses track of a thought about being in the moment, writing for television overthinking, watering yourself, aggro can be appropo, angry dad/smothering mother, talent, drive, crazy and the other things it takes to succeed. Plus tons more! Thanks for listening!

out of context quote:

"All the things that make sex good make stand up good"


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Direct download: 2012.02.06_WL_079_-_Pete_Holmes.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11am PDT

Episode 078 - Stephen Markley

Author and Red Eye columnist Stephen Markley joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast. Topics include: is a middle name an ACTUAL name? Stephen's book 'Publish this Book,' reading at an erotic fiction reading series, looking at the long game and self-promotion, the world of literary journals, a Springsteen song to Brucetube, sexy book parties, Stephen's Page 4 colum in the Red Eye, the psychology of taking offense, getting LOST in another thrilling round of Romantic Fantasies, Hank shoes away airport love, @RupertMurdoch, protecting material, SOPA, sports strikes and plenty of must-listen politics. And more! Thanks!

out of context quotes:

"No one's ever had a healthy relationship. It just doesn't exist."

"It's like a choose-your-own-adventure except someone already made the choices for you. AKA a book."


Follow Stephen on Twitter: @StephenMarkley. Read his Red Eye column. Get his book: Publish This Book! His website: 

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Direct download: 2012.01.26_WL_078_-_Stephen_Markley.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:59am PDT

Episode 077 - Rich and Stylish with Liza Treyger

Comedian Liza Treyger (@GlitterCheese) returns to the podcast. Topics include: extreme pringles, religion and witches, movie theater snacks and full meals, Fashion magazine for fashion women, Kelly Oxford and twitter, Liza is BFF with Nikki Glazer (Best Feature Forever), hating liza makes her likeable, the perfect wedding ring, liver transplants and lungs, Liza's job and job interviewing, lifestyles of the rich and stylists, Celebrity News with Liza Treyger: Montana Fishburne, tons of money fantasies, Leonardo De Caprio is surprisingly young, breaking bad and crazy addictions, favorite babies, Puff Daddy vs Jay Z and a randy game of Would You Rather?

out of context quotes:

"Today I was watching a Law and Order: SVU called 'Slaves.'"

"Because they're surrounded by yes women."


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Direct download: 2012.01.23_WL_077_-_Rich_and_Stylish_with_Liza_Treyger.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:25am PDT

Episode 076 - #WithMyDick with Mike Lebovitz

Comedian and Twitter God Mike Lebovitz (@MikeLebovitz) joins Hank and Kenny on the podcast #withmydick to discuss the hashtag that swept the country (of Chicago) and the joy it brought to trillions of people. Other topics include women's facesKenny performs with and is inspired by Nikki Glazer, when poo becomes food. Museum of science and industry, a flask causes fleeing, how Mike got his start doing stand up, corporate restrictions on comedy shows, working clean and/or offensive, Hank's epic Larry the Cable Guy Joke and overcoming barriers. Oh, and butt tampons come up a lot. Please listen to this #withyourdick

Out-of-context quote:

"Woah, there's another nerd on the Internet? That's weird."

"Give us another thought you're having about something"
Direct download: 2012.01.19_WL_076_-_WithMyDick_with_Mike_Lebovitz.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:24am PDT

Episode 076 - #WithMyDick with Mike Lebovitz

Comedian and Twitter God Mike Lebovitz (@MikeLebovitz) joins Hank (@Hank_Thompson) and Kenny (@KennyDeForest) on the podcast #withmydick to discuss the hashtag that swept the nation (of Chicago) and the joy it brought to trillions of people. Other topics include women's faces, Kenny performs with and gets inspired by headliner Nikki Glazer, when poo becomes food, the boring Museum of science and industry, a flask causes fleeing, how Mike got his start doing stand up, corporate restrictions on comedy shows, working clean and/or offensive, Hank's epic Larry the Cable Guy Joke, the generosity of Louis CK. Oh, and butt tampons. It's one of the best podcasts I've ever done #withmydick.
out-of-context quotes:

"Woah, there's another nerd on the Internet? That's weird."

"Give us another thought you're having about something"

Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:14am PDT

Episode 075 - Wreck Loose with Mike Stanley

Comedian Mike Stanley (@MikeStanley1) returns to the podcast. Topics include: the agony of doing road radio, a marriage by a Vegas wizard?, do airplanes have keys?, stopping or quitting drinking, weight loss and three hour workouts, Mike's harrowing/interesting/crazy brown recluse spider experience, Hank's seven day Migraine, Jeff's never experienced pain, Goals for oh-twelve, NEWS: When train accidents go bad, favorite movies of 2011, this, that, other things. VERY FUN episode. 

out of context quotes:

"Had that thing been floral print he would have been pining for cheesecake on the couch."

"It's never comfortable when you're naked if you know someone might be coming by."


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Direct download: 2012.01.16_WL_075_-_Wreck_Loose_with_Mike_Stanley.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24am PDT

Comedian and former co-host Joe Fernandez joins Hank on the podcast. the magic of Magic, Hank practices flair opening Criss Angel Mindfreak cards, power in relationships, SKIT: The Penguin goes custom umbrella shopping, to kiss or not to kiss post-BJ, how scary movies can only be watched with a babe, ROMANTIC FANTASIES leads to some heartfelt soul-searching from Joe, do women really know what happens at Bachelor Parties?, a giant at a funeral in North Korea, stand up comedy goals, Joe's trip to London, cashier interactions, volunteering, Penn State, and a polite discussion on arguing, YFF's latest depressing sketch. You'll love it!

out-of-context quote:

"You're the spoon. She's the milk."
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Direct download: 2012.01.12_WL_074_-_Sounding_Effective_with_Joe_Fernandez.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:29am PDT

Bill's locks are grey with love, La Croix is La Crap, blues clues cuts deep, free soda etiquette, the story of Lane being cheered off the stage at Schubas, religion and bits and when family gives you both, the age-old question: finger-painting or finger-banging- Bob Ross weighs in, the history and methodology behind Bill Cruz's F*CK LIST, crazy zombie film boner dream, watching scary movies and shows alone like Paranormal Activity and American Horror Story, fake blood tips, Bill wrote for the Anthology "Out on the Edge". Plus mouthfuls of other words.

Out of context quotes:

"This year's Christmas was my family's 9/11. Never again!"

"I didn't say I didn't like it. But I don't."

"That's my plug. I've just been combing my hair recently. You should check it out."


Bill's prestigious Top Ten List of Comics he'd Like to F*CK in 2012 on the Chicago comedy scene site:

Lane's group: Your Funniest Friends

Hank's website: Suck Professor

Direct download: 2012.01.09_WL_073_-_F--K_LIST_with_Bill_Cruz_and_Lane_Pieschel.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:22am PDT

Episode 072 - Grape Jokes with Eliot Rahal

Comedian and looker Eliot Rahal joins Hank on the podcast-- First sets, the lameness of grape jokes, uncomfortable eye contact, Jurassic Park 2 might be fake, Elliot was a wrestler!? A shot-putter!?, fencing, Eliot meets the iocane powder guy, World of Warcraft and addiction, Eliot's old OCD cat, penis evolution and other crazy animal talk, Bizarre Foods, Religion talk: Under the Banner of Heaven and the world's longest game of telephone, humblebrags. Not discussed: comic books. 

out of context quotes:

"Dinosaurs love pipes."

"You can work out when you're dead."


Eliot is a cast member at The Lincoln Lodge

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Direct download: 2012.01.05_WL_072_-_Eliot_Rahal.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:01pm PDT

Episode 071 - Zany Daze PART 2 with Matt Riggs and Jeff Steinbrunner

PART 2- The 2nd half of our conversation with comedian and podcaster Matt Riggs (@MattRiggs) and (@JSteinbrunner) we discuss getting better at stand up comedy, Matt's split with his previous podcasting partner, drunks at open mics, sushi abuse and wasted food, improving jokes, the scourge of handshaking, Matt entertained Julia his first doing stand up, how and why comedy stories, YFF's new show at the Joynt, a funny story about Rise at the Pizza Film Festival, Hank gets weirdly excited about behind the scenes videos of The Hobbit, and 3D filmmaking "explained." Plus a ton more. Listen up, you!

out of context quotes:

"Cause the judge can't see ear bruises."

"I do. That's why it shouldn't be gross."


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