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Yum's The Word Show
May 30, 2018 Yum's The Word Show
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Sam Dingman (The Moth Radio Hour) shares the unusual career choice he made when he was a struggling actor in NYC. Vanessa Golenia (The Moth) reveals the unlikely gift her mom gave her for Christmas one year. Morgan talks about the highs and lows of her first trip to NYC. Plus, Robin and Alex share some of their favorite podcasts and more.
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May 9, 2018 Yum's The Word Show
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In honor of Auntie’s 77th birthday, we're sharing some never-before-heard footage from Auntie. She divulges her Me Too story, where she learned how to make ice cream cakes and the best birthday gift she ever got. Plus, she lays on the Jewish guilt thick… naturally.
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Drew Prochaska (RISK!) shares the story of the unconventional way his boss boosted morale at his office. Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central) reveals the ridiculous shenanigans he got into as a teenager in East New York, Brooklyn. Plus, in honor of 4/20, Robin talks about the time she was drug tested and chats with Auntie about her dalliance with drugs back in the 60s.
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Apr 14, 2018 Yum's The Word Show
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Stacey Bader Curry (The Moth) discovers the meaning of Christmas and family after an unexpected encounter with a well-known Daily Show correspondent. Gianmarco Soresi (truTV) shares the story of his birthright trip when he takes Rabbi Shlomo to task during a game of "Stump the Rabbi." Plus, Robin shares the origin of her last name and tests Gianmarco on his Yiddish knowledge.
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Dawn J. Fraser (TEDNYC) recalls a hairy situation she got into in Brazil. Josh Johnson (The Daily Show) reveals the hysterical and outrageous ways he spent his free time as a teenager. Auntie leaves Robin a hilarious voicemail. Robin geeks out over March Madness, shares a very cool experience she had recently and tries her hand at rapping.
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Mar 14, 2018 Yum's The Word Show
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In honor of Pi Day, Robin and Alex sit down with Pros(e) of Pie host and co-producer, Zak Shusterman to talk all things pie and storytelling. Plus, they discuss Pi(e) Days past, the outrage that unfolded between Zak’s show and Yum’s the Word, pie puns… natch and more.
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In this second half of our two-part awkward sex stories series, Matthew Dicks (This American Life) shares his uncertainty about becoming a parent, his wife’s dogged determination and a bag of frozen peas. Tracey Segarra (The Moth Radio Hour) tells a jaw-dropping story about how her anonymous post on Reddit went more viral than she could have imagined. Plus, Auntie teases us with her awkward sex story and Robin shares more titillating ice cream cake names from the "Mister Softee: Awkward...
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In this two-part series featuring awkward sex stories, Kambri Crews (The Moth Radio Hour) hilariously recounts her ghosts of sex toys past. Her husband, Christian Finnegan (Comedy Central), relives a sexual encounter that should have remained a fantasy rather than a reality. Joe Berkowitz, author of “Away with Words," and Robin have a pun competition with ice cream cake names. Plus, Robin crowdsources people's awkward sex songs and shares some of the most unusual and surprising ones she...
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Jan 31, 2018 Yum's The Word Show
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In this second of two episodes dedicated to stories from the Trump Era, Anita Flores (BuzzFeed) shares her story about the drastic measure she took as soon as Trump was elected. Matthew “Levee” Chavez, the Creator of “Subway Therapy,” talks about the inspiration behind the project, the most shocking things people have written and the subway passage known as the Poop Tunnel. Plus, Auntie reveals her hilarious feelings about Trump’s press secretaries and the secret ingredient on KFC’s...
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Jan 17, 2018 Yum's The Word Show
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In this first of two episodes featuring stories from the Trump Era, Sopan Deb (New York Times reporter) shares how he forged a tighter relationship with his father after a Trump rally. Dava Krause (House) talks about the surprising reaction her right-wing father had after she attended the Women’s March. Plus, Auntie unleashes on Trump like never before and reveals the hilarious way she lets out her aggressions on him.
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Nov 30, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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Robin and podcast co-producer, Alex Fulton, chat about their hiatus, his wedding and the surprising thing Robin did at the reception. Plus, they discuss the upcoming season they're working on, the kick ass new recording studio and some of the incredible stories you’ll hear including “Frozen Pea Fornication” and “Catfishing the KKK.”
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Jul 14, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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Tim Gunn and Robin talk about Irish good-byes, fashion boundaries, why he gets nervous around Heidi Klum and more. Plus, Robin and Tim tickle the ivories together. Danny Artese (The Moth) shares his unforgettable story about Kevyn Aucoin, and he and Robin take their first taste of Zima in 20 years. To hear the other episodes in this 3-part Tim Gunn series and more, subscribe at www.apple.co/1Klabbx.
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Jun 29, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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In the second of our 3-part series, Tim Gunn (Project Runway) shares an outrageous story about Vogue's Editor-at-Large, Andre Leon Talley. Gastor Almonte (This Is Not Happening) talks about the unlikely person who taught him about the birds and the bees. Plus, Robin sings an original song about being a complete fish out of water when she was a kid. To hear the other episodes in this 3-part series and more, subscribe at www.apple.co/1Klabbx.
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Jun 1, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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In the first of three episodes dedicated to this live show, Tim Gunn (Project Runway) shares a very juicy story about the most unforgettable thing he's seen in fashion. Plus, he and Robin do a shot of a very unusual drink and he asks Pink Magic Jesus the burning question that's on everyone's mind. Constance Shulman (Orange is the New Black) talks about threesomes, the funny place where she and Robin met and what to expect from Season 5 of "Orange is the New Black." Plus, she reads one...
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Apr 26, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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Morley McBride (The Moth Radio Hour) tells the tale of exacting revenge on her co-workers. Danny Artese (3-Time Moth Story Slam Winner) talks about the fierce competition he encountered when he was a kid. Plus, Robin talks to two seven-year-olds (Ezra and Morgan) about the big wins they had even though they're so little.
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Apr 12, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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John Flynn (The Moth podcast) shares the story of the risky job he took when he was completely broke. Julie Polk (The Moth Story Slam Winner) recounts her nerve-wracking and rebellious stint as a booker for an escort service. Plus, in honor of Passover, Robin challenges Auntie to a Yiddish quiz where she learns the true (and salacious) meaning of "knipple" and "knish."
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Mar 29, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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Tara Clancy (The Moth Mainstage) shares the story of the dual life she led when she was a kid and why her son has a velour tracksuit. R. Eric Thomas (Elle) recounts his stint as a budding internet troll and the surprising response he got to his first stab at satire. Plus, Robin's nephew, Ben, makes his first appearance on the podcast telling his favorite joke while his sister, Morgan, shares a few of her own.
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Mar 15, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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Jiji Lee (Reductress) learns she's got game in Europe when she goes looking for love overseas. Aaron Wolfe (The Moth Radio Hour) shares his story of the harrowing trip he took with his murderous ex-girlfriend during his gap year in Israel. Plus, Morgan and Robin talk about Yiddish travel superstitions and playing in the snow during their trip to Florida.
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Robin tests Hillary Clinton on her knowledge of Yiddish and gives her a special care package for her devastating loss. Bonnie Levison tells an epic story about breaking the rules at one of the most monumental events in U.S. history. Plus, Joey Novick shares the accidental way he got involved in politics when he moved to New Jersey.
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Jan 6, 2017 Yum's The Word Show
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Mark Pagán (RISK!) has an unexpected reaction at the least passionate place in NYC. Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central) learns a tough lesson about crack dealers, cargo pants and being a man in East New York. Plus, Robin and Alex discuss their New Year's Resolutions, and Morgan shares some of her original jokes and what she would call the comedy tour if she and Robin went on the road.
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To help those of us who are born around the holidays feel a little bit better, this episode features all stories of holiday disappointment. Andy Christie shares his story of intense sibling rivalry over an unbelievable Christmas gift. Leslie Goshko gets a shocking proposal during the holiday season, and birthday girl, Megan Schulz, reads a hilarious Mad Libs story from our December show. Plus, Robin sings some of her original holiday songs including one about the worst Chanukah gift she ever...
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Kevin Allison (RISK!) runs for class president against a very unlikely opponent and shares how E.T. changed his life. Mark Katz (The Moth Radio Hour) tries to teach Bill Clinton Jewish humor and shares another run-in he had with a prominent presidential family member. Plus, Mark tells us his favorite Yiddish word that he uses in many business meetings to get people to skip the B.S. and be honest.
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Oct 12, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Jordan Carlos (MTV's Guy Code) shares the story of when his scoliosis "back"fired on him, and he gives Joel Marsh Garland (Orange is the New Black) an impromptu Yiddish lesson. Jolenta Greenberg (Moth Story SLAM Winner) shows girls at a posh New York City children's theater company how to be strong, independent women. Plus, a special message from Auntie that she leaves on Robin's voicemail every year during the Jewish High Holidays.
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Sep 28, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Adam Linn (Snap Judgment)takes a huge risk and does the unthinkable as a blind man. Sandi Marx (7-Time Moth Story Slam Winner) goes way above and beyond for her boyfriend ultimately bringing him to tears. Plus, Robin shares more highlights from Yum's the Word's 5-Year Anniversary Show including an ice cream cake tribute to Chris Christie, a very impressive Mad Libs reading from Patty Devery (Big Gay Ice Cream) and more.
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Sep 14, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Peter Grosz (Veep, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me) shares his hysterical story of the lengths he went to for a girl he longed for on his Semester at Sea. Selena Coppock (McSweeney's, Amazon's Red Oaks) reveals the hilarious way Arm Spanx haunted her. Plus, highlights from Yum's the Word's 5-Year Anniversary Show including Robin's favorite Mad Libs moment, the most unbelievable present she received that night and more.
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Aug 10, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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In honor of Yum's the Word's 5-Year Anniversary, Robin and co-producer Alex share some of their favorite behind-the-scenes stories including how they almost didn't meet, the theme song's origin story, how Morgan developed a crush on Alex and more. Plus, they dip into the grab bag to pull their most ridiculous and hilarious outtakes. They get a surprise call from Robin's sister, and they unleash more oy's in a single podcast episode than any Jew or Gentile can handle.
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Catherine Curtin (Prison Guard Wanda Bell) reveals who else she’d like to play on Orange and Constance Shulman (Yoga Jones) tells her true stories of growing up in East Tennessee in the 60s. Plus, Michelle Hurst (Miss Claudette)shares the secret to working with celebrities like Madonna and Robert De Niro when she worked at Lincoln Center Theater, and Robin's niece, Morgan, talks about who her cellmate would be and the creative way she’d pass the time in jail.
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Larry Smith (the real Larry from "Orange is the New Black") shares his story about visiting Piper Kerman (Author, "Orange is the New Black") in jail, the hoops he had to jump through with the prison system and the special thing he did for Piper the night before she went to prison. Catherine Curtin (C.O. Wanda Bell on "Orange") tells us how she feels about binge-watching the show, the state of America's prison system and the underwear business the inmates were...
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Jun 15, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Jason Biggs (American Pie) shares his story about grappling with his moral compass. Catherine Curtin ("Orange is the New Black") talks about why they had to cast "Orange" in New York and not L.A. and more. Plus, Robin's 6-year-old niece, Morgan, weighs in on women's prisons and why she won't go to jail.
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Jun 8, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) shares his story of securing an unlikely sponsor for his film, the magic of horse shampoo and why Abercrombie & Fitch rejected him. Plus, Robin Gelfenbien tells the story of being dissed by a national women's magazine, and her 6-year-old niece, Morgan, reveals what she would do if she performed in New York City.
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May 5, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Marc Abbott (Moth Grand Slam) talks about the perks of being friends with Emmanuel Lewis. Jiji Lee (Reductress) shares how Mariah Carey saved her at bible camp, and Robin reveals the creative way she survived church camp. Plus, Robin's 6-year-old niece, Morgan, sings her favorite song, and Robin's sister, Lori, weighs in on the lengths she went to for her Duran Duran crush.
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Apr 27, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Adam Linn (Snap Judgment) helps a friend who's making 1-900 calls save himself, and Johanna Gohmann's (Salon) conservative Mom stumbles upon something NSFW. Plus, Auntie shares her titillating tales of watching porn in the basement and in the Great White North.
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Apr 21, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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A super short teaser for our next episode that goes where Yum's the Word has never gone before.
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Apr 17, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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In honor of Earth Day, Kerri Doherty (The Goldbergs) and Morgan Pielli (RISK!) share their stories about God's creatures and plastic bags. Robin's niece, Morgan, tells us how she's going to save the planet, Robin shares one of her funniest Passover moments, and Alex and Robin reveal the surprising secret to their podcast success.
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Apr 10, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Mara Wilson (Matilda) and Colin Wilhm (Moth Story Slam Winner) share their stories of firsts - Colin's hilarious first kiss and the epic way Mara skipped school for the first time. Plus, Robin talks to her 6.5 year-old niece, Morgan, about March Madness, which team should win and where she might go to college.
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Mar 25, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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A portion of Yum's the Word's next show on March 30th is going to a wonderful organization called She's the First. Robin and Alex talk to the Founder and President, Tammy Tibbetts, about her very cool #DareMyHair campaign, the pros and cons of coffee and cookie dough ice cream, the secrets about Juice Press and Friendly's and more. Get details for the Dare My Hair campaign and tickets to this special show at http://www.yumsthewordshow.com
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Mar 20, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Our March Madness edition features stories of the wacky and unexpected. Dawn J. Fraser shares the surprising question she was asked when working for the Census, and Jeff Simmermon tells us the story of the crazy way he defended his sister in high school. Plus, Robin talks to her 6 year-old niece about St. Patrick's Day, green food and the longstanding tradition of drinking on that holiday.
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Feb 27, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Tricia Alexandro (The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life) shares her hilarious story of trying to sneak into The Golden Globes, and Auntie weighs in on this year's Oscars controversy, her picks, why she hates "The Revenant" and the first movie she ever saw.
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Feb 25, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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A little teaser for our next episode dedicated to the Oscars featuring Auntie who's a huge film buff. Plus, Alex throws down some serious Oscar dessert puns. We want to hear your Oscar2016 dessert puns, so tweet them to us on Twitter @yumsthewordshow. We'll announce our favorites on the next episode!
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Feb 22, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Baratunde Thurston (The Daily Show) and Julie Kraut (Odd Mom Out) share stories of their high school crushes, Morgan (Robin's 6-year-old niece) sings a special Valentine's Day song, and Auntie reprimands Robin in a voicemail. What a shanda!
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Feb 2, 2016 Yum's The Word Show
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Tom Shillue shares his epic story of The Blizzard of 78, Robin Gelfenbien and Alex Fulton give their two cents about blizzards today, and we pay tribute to storyteller, David Crabb, who's headed out west.
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Jason Biggs (American Pie) and Constance Shulman (Orange is the New Black)play "Goy to the World," "We Wish You a Merry Shiksa" and "The Spelling Maca'bee'". Kambri Crews and Andy Christie share their prison stories, and our podcast Co-Producer, Alex Fulton, joins Robin in the studio for a little prison punoff and more.
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We pay tribute to Chanukah with funny true stories from Jewish storytellers, Kimberly Rae Miller and Amy Klein. They share their hilarious tales about dating an Israeli and what happens when you log on to Jdate late night. Plus, Robin sings a song about the worst Chanukah gift she ever got, and Morgan (Robin's 6-year-old niece) makes a surprise call and tells us the unexpected way she's celebrating The Festival of Lights.
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Nov 17, 2015 Yum's The Word Show
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Auntie plotzes when she finally meets the man of her dreams, Billy Crystal! Dion Flynn (The Tonight Show) and Desiree Burch (Welcome to Night Vale) share their eye-opening and gut-busting stories of their road to fame. Plus, Robin recalls Yum's the Word's first wedding for Michael Ian Cedar and Lauren Forman!
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Oct 27, 2015 Yum's The Word Show
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Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) takes a CEO to task in a hilarious and heated email exchange over penis-numbing spray. Robin Gelfenbien tries to inadvertently take down her high school musical production. Peter Grosz (Veep) and Lynn Bixenspan (Relationsh*t) take a crack at a Yiddish quiz, and Israeli tour guide, Yossi, breaks down the meaning of "knipple" and "gay kocken."
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Sep 22, 2015 Yum's The Word Show
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We pay tribute to the Pope with a selection of stories about a dogged pursuit of the Pope, the hazards of being mistaken for a Mormon and a little Yiddish lesson from Auntie.
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Sep 11, 2015 Yum's The Word Show
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Jewish storytellers and Moth favorites Sandi Marx and Josh Blau share hilarious true stories. Robin is interviewed for B'nai B'rith Magazine, and Auntie plotzes in her voicemail after reading the piece.
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Sep 2, 2015 Yum's The Word Show
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Vanessa Shealy Younger and Rick Younger share their stories about meeting each other's family for the first time and the realities of interracial marriage. Auntie takes questions from the audience, and Mom gives us the scoop on the origin of Robin's ice cream addiction at our 4-Year Anniversary Show.
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Aug 21, 2015 Yum's The Word Show
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Funny true stories of young love, a 6-year-old talks about the qualifications to be President of the United States and a 74-year-old talks Trump.
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Jul 23, 2015 Yum's The Word Show
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Tara Clancy and Meg Ferrill share their hilarious true stories about the hazards of making new friends.
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Jun 24, 2015 Yum's The Word Show
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Aparna Nancherla shares her driving woes and Danny Artese tells the story of killin' it at his high school air guitar competition.