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The Pod F. Tompkast

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:00:00 +0000

Last Build Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:26:40 +0000

Copyright: 2010

EXTRASODE: A Phone Call For Mr. Tompkins

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:00:00 +0000

From The Paul F. Tompkins Show 10th Anniversary Special: "A Phone Call For Mr. Tompkins," featuring Brian Whalen.

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GUESTRASODE! The Dead Authors Podcast Chapter 14 featuring Jen Kirkman

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:00:00 +0000

Haven't checked out The Dead Authors Podcast yet? We'll bring it right to you!

Featuring our very own Southie! Jen Kirkman guests as Abbie Hoffman.

For more information on the Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA, go to

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EXTRASODE: The Holiday Play

Tue, 25 Dec 2012 08:00:00 +0000

Merry Christmas! And... other things! From The Paul F. Tompkins Show, December 2010: "The Holiday Play," with Joshua Malina, Judy Greer and Tim Meadows. We'll be back in The New Year! Thank you for your support!

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 24: Live at Largo

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:00:00 +0000

Episode 24: Recorded LIVE in front of An Audience at Largo at The Coronet on October 20th, 2012. The Golden Age of Italian Explorer Television. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: "Advice to The Probably Dead" with Melissa Rauch, Beth Littleford and Janie Haddad Tompkins. The Inevitable Conclusion of The Great Undiscovered Project. It's Nice To Not Be Alone In Your Crumbles. 

The Pod F. Tompkast WILL Return.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 23: Paul Scheer, Crissy Guerrero, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cake Boss, Mr. Brainwash

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:00:00 +0000

Episode 23: The Great Undiscovered Project Goes Psycho. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: "Scheer Vengeance," featuring Paul Scheer and Crissy Guerrero. Paul gets introspective and outrospective. Next: LIVE AT LARGO.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 22: Scott Aukerman, Patton Oswalt, Matt Gourley, John Ross Bowie, Kimmy Gatewood, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ice-T

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000

Episode 22: Up, up, and also away with The Great Undiscovered Project. “The Dream Prisoners,” with Matt Gourley, John Ross Bowie, Kimmy Gatewood and Patton Oswalt. Scott Aukerman SINGS! Southie? SOUTHIE?!?!

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 21: Justin Kirk, Andy Daly, Rich Sommer, Laraine Newman, Ice-T, Garry Marshall, Cake Boss

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000

Episode 21: Whither The Home Piano? The Great Undiscovered Project Takes a Field Trip. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: "The Uncanny Hollow," featuring Andy Daly, Rich Sommer and Laraine Newman. Justin Kirk retroactively walks the walk. 

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 20: Paget Brewster, Jessica St. Clair, John Lithgow, Mr. Brainwash, John C. Reilly

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:09:00 +0000

Episode 20: Now, HERE be dragons?  Inspiration Alley. "A Little Off The Top," featuring Jessica St. Clair. Fabulous faubulist Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) comparison shops for ancient weaponry. 

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 19: Thomas Lennon, John C. Reilly, Dave (Gruber) Allen,

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000

Episode 19: Good evening to you all. The first step is admitting you have a problem with someone. Choose Your Own Grube-venture, featuring Dave (Gruber) Allen. Talking about architecture is like Thomas Lennoning about podcasting. 

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 18: Garry Marshall, John C. Reilly, John Lithgow, Jen Kirkman

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000

Episode 18: WE HAVE RETURNED. The Great Undiscovered Project Steams Up. Advice To The Probably Dead, featuring Janet Varney, Scott Rodgers, and Janie Haddad Tompkins. LEAVE SOUTHIE ALONE! Strange Happenings. Remember! The Pod F. Tompkast happens LIVE on Saturday, October 20th! See for details.

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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:00:00 +0000

A rarity indeed! Here is Paul's monologue from the July 2012 performance of The Paul F. Tompkins Show.

WARNING: Contains social commentary.

Silliness will resume next month. Promise.

Recorded Live at Largo at The Coronet in West Hollywood, CA.

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ANNOUNCETRASODE: Come See Paul And Eban Record A Pilot For Television!!!

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:16:48 +0000

Will you be in the Los Angeles are on Thursday, June 28th, 2012A.D.?

YOU SHOULD BE! Because then you can attend a taping of NIGHTCAP WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS!

“Comedy Central’s 'Nightcap with Paul F. Tompkins' is a humorous and interactive look at the world of popular culture as Paul and a recurring group of his funny friends offer their unique take on the most talked-about stories of the day.”

Paul is hosting this sumbitch and Eban is doing the music LIVE.


6 & 9PM


Go to for tickets! Use the code “nightcap” so you can get tickets before anyone else!

You are cordially invite you to get in on the ground floor of your new favorite TV show.

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EXTRASODE: The Trip, Part II

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:54:11 +0000

Remember when John Lithgow dropped peyote and went on a vision quest?  Here is the audio of the vision he quested!

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EXTRASODE: From Minnesota Public Radio, it's WITS with John Moe and Aimee Mann!

Tue, 22 May 2012 16:04:59 +0000

A first! We are excerpting another program! John Moe's WITS is a variety show on the radio in St. Paul, MN. Paul guested recently, with his ole pal Aimee Mann, and they were forced to do creative battle against each other! Recorded live at The Fitzgerald Theatre on May 11, 2012.

For more WITS audio (and video!) go to

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 17: Werner Herzog, Garry Marshall, John Hodgman, Jen Kirkman

Tue, 08 May 2012 07:00:00 +0000

Episode 17: Who's Worse, Our One Listener or All Birds? The Great Undiscovered Project Has Gone Fishin'. "Sounds Fun!" with John Hodgman (recorded live at San Francisco SketchFest 2012). Are You Ready To Go Back To Fake Titanic, Jen? 

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 16: Gillian Jacobs, Judy Greer, Jen Kirkman, Cake Boss, Werner Herzog

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 01:14:00 +0000

EPISODE 16: Peasants, We Miss You. The Great Undiscovered Project, Lost in The Wilderness with Werner and Cake Boss. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show, "Lice Capades," with Judy Greer (recorded live at San Francisco SketchFest). Community's GILLIAN JACOBS Visits The Internet, and Is Probably The Only Person In Her Family Who Could've Survived The Trip! Jen Kirkman Bids a Farewell To Nana (including her arms). IF YOU'RE PERSPIRING, TURN THIS OFF IMMEDIATELY.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 15: Cake Boss, Mr. Brainwash, Martha Plimpton, Chris Hardwick, Jen Kirkman

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:00:00 +0000

EPISODE 15: The Origins of The Potter's Field. The Great Undiscovered Project Brings You The Boss of Cakes and a Washer of Brains. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Advice To The Probably Dead, feat. Martha Plimpton. Nerdist Host Chris Hardwick Visits and Curses, a Lot! Jen Kirkman Sings The Ballad of Baskin-Robbins Bob. Be Careful What You Wish For.

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EXTRASODE: Sign, Sign, One Specific Place a Sign

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:00:00 +0000

Here is a bit of security chat that simply didn't fit in the Jen call from Episode 14. But we liked it, still. So here. HERE.

Stay through the plugs at the end to hear Nick Fury recriuit Jen for the Phone Call Avengers!

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 14: John Lithgow, Ice-T, John C. Reilly, Mr. Brainwash, Paul Scheer, Jen Kirkman

Sat, 14 Jan 2012 06:37:00 +0000

EPISODE 14: The Great Undiscovered Project Moves Forward-- Literally! From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Home Sick with Special Guest Paul Scheer. Jen Kirkman is Alarmingly Disarming! And Plenty of Rambles. I Mean, PLENTY.

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EXTRASODE: We're Coming Back! featuring the Telemarketer Who'd Been Hit in The Head With a Brick

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 08:00:00 +0000

We know we've been away for a while.  We miss you, too.  Life is complicated, you guys!  So complicated, in fact, that sometimes you will call someone up and pretend to be a guy who got hit in the head with a brick!  JUST LISTEN, IT WILL ALL MAKE SENSE OR IT WON'T, MAYBE!

The Pod F. Tompkast WILL return.

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EXTRASODE: For Whom Cares About The Bell's Toll? with Janeane Garofalo

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 07:00:00 +0000

Happy Hallowe'en! From 2010, here's a sketch from The Paul F. Tompkins Show featuring special guest Janeane Garofalo.

NOTE:  There are numerous sound problems that occur here and there.  They are not the kind that will make you throw off your headphones in a shrieking fury of pain, they just make things a little difficult to hear sometimes. We are sorry that archival recordings are often jerk recordings.  But If you knew what it sounded like before Eban took his digital scalpel to it, you would be in awe.  Enjoy!

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EXTRASODE: Garry Marshall Presents

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:00:00 +0000

From October 2011 edition of The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Paul riffs pre-show, in character as Garry Marshall.

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EXTRASODE: Re-Skype-uling, with Chris Hardwick

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:10:00 +0000

Paul visits with his absent friend, Chris Hardwick.  Check out Chris Hardwick's podcast, The Nerdist Podcast! It's on the Internet!

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 13: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ice-T, Garry Marshall, Werner Herzog, Gillian Jacobs, John Hodgman, Jen Kirkman

Sat, 01 Oct 2011 19:11:00 +0000

EPISODE 13: We Have Returned. Paul and Eban Ramble Their Way Into A New Chapter of THE GREAT UNDISCOVERED PROJECT, A Live Sketch With Community Star GILLIAN JACOBS, a Phone Call With Our Dear Friend JEN KIRKMAN, and An Unexpected Visit From The Great JOHN HODGMAN. An Extra-Packed Season Premiere! Fanshy!

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Thu, 01 Sep 2011 07:00:00 +0000

John Lithgow. John C. Reilly. Mr. Brainwash. The Desert. Peyote. Dragées. Visions. Yelling!

Season Two starts SOON.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 12: Live at Largo! Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ice-T, Cake Boss, Judy Greer, Maria Thayer, Jen Kirkman

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 07:00:00 +0000

EPISODE 12:  Recorded In Front of A Live Audience At Largo at The Coronet on Saturday, June 18th, 2011.  Hurt Feelings, Ominous Portents, and Efforts Britishly Redoubled. Chit-Chat Challenge! (featuring Judy Greer and Maria Thayer) Little Surfer Southie. Paul F. Tompkins Vient à Votre Ville. The Pod F. Tompkast WILL Return.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 11: Cake Boss, Mr. Brainwash, Matt Gourley, Stephen Dunham, Jen Kirkman

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 07:00:00 +0000

EPISODE 11: Apologies To At Least One Of You In Advance. Been To The Desert With A Horse of Dragées. Google Voice Theatre Presents: JAWS (with Matt Gourley and Stephen Dunham). A Star Isn't Born. Paul F. Tompkins Sweats In Your Town! An Important Message About The Tompkins 300! And Don't Forget: If You're In The Los Angeles Area on Saturday, June 18th, Come See The LIVE Recording Of The Pod F. Tompkast SEASON FINALE! For More Information, Visit

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 10: John Lithgow, Mr. Brainwash, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Jen Kirkman

Sun, 08 May 2011 15:31:00 +0000

I'm Sorry I Made You Think I Had A Time Machine. The Trouble With Novelty Telephones. Advice To The Probably Dead (featuring Maya Rudolph, Kathryn Burns and Aubrey Leigh). Jen Kirkman and The Case of The White Knuckles. Cinco de My GOD. The Intimidating Air of The Narnian Talking Elk.

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EXTRASODE: Prince? Charming!

Sun, 01 May 2011 15:51:00 +0000

From the April 22nd 2011 edition of The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Paul introduces the evening's entertainment as a very special and purple person. We were going to release this as an Extrasode anyway, but since we couldn't get the regular episode finished in time, we put this out now. Two more miracles like this and we will be beatified for sure!

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 9: John Lithgow, Garry Marshall, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm, Jen Kirkman

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 07:00:00 +0000

Episode 9: Jaunty, Right Out Of The Gate! The Game Is A-Loud! The Ex-Terminator (featuring Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm). The Kirkman of Cell Block H. Paul F. Tompkins Comes To Your Hemisphere. Attention Must Be Paid!

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 8: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Garry Marshall, Ice-T, Donald Glover, Justin Kirk, Jen Kirkman

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:36:00 +0000

EPISODE 8: Horseknees: The Envy of All Mammals! Webber's Wrules of Order and The Beginnings of A Plan. Presidents Day of The Dead (featuring Justin Kirk and Donald Glover). Aires Magazine, The Magazine for Millionaires! Paul F. Tompkins Comes To Your WHAT'S THAT TICKING SOUND? Our Most Secret and Hypoellergenic Friends.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 7: Ice-T, John Lithgow, Matt Gourley, Stephen Dunham, Jen Kirkman

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Episode 7: Much Talk of Raccoons. A "Ricochet" Reunion, Of Sorts. Google Voice Theatre (featuring Stephen Dunham and Matt Gourley). Jen Is A Punk. Scott Comes To Paul's Town To Tell You That Paul Comes To Your Town. Unfamous Ghost Roast!

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 6: Mr. Brainwash, John Lithgow, Maya Rudolph, Bob Odenkirk, Jen Kirkman

Sat, 01 Jan 2011 09:49:00 +0000

This One's A Real Neck-Twister! Tell Go-Go All About It. Fun For Children Both Internal And Regular (featuring Maya Rudolph & Bob Odenkirk). The Incredibly Bad Skee-Ball Teacher. The Sobering History of Jen Kirkman. The January Man. This Is What I Sound Like.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, EXTRASODE: PFT On Earth/Little Gruber Boy

Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:00:00 +0000

Merry Christmas! The Paul F. Tompkins Show offered this duet by Paul F. Tompkins & Dave (Gruber) Allen as a raffle prize at 2009's Habitat for Humanity benefit show. Now it is yours on this holy day. CAN IT BE...?

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The Pod F. Tompkast, EXTRASODE: Cake Boss Answers Christmas Questions From Kids

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:00:00 +0000

Every year, little kids ask the Cake Boss to use his gift of the second sight to answer their questions. Children are selfish and don't understand that other people might have feelings.

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The Pod F. Tompkast EXTRASODE: A [Story About] Christmas Carol(ers), featuring Dave (Gruber) Allen

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 02:22:00 +0000

A [Story About] Christmas Carol(ers). Some important info is in there, too. Please. Important.

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The Pod F. Tompkast EXTRASODE: The Ring of Hanukkah

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 08:25:00 +0000

Happy Hanukkah from The Pod F. Tompkast!

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 5: Cake Boss, Mr. Brainwash, Dave (Gruber) Allen, Jen Kirkman

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:50:00 +0000

Episode 5: A Simple Country Podcast. Frosting, Fondant, Paint and Glue. A Price Beyond (Gruber) (featuring Dave [Gruber] Allen) Are You There, Mia Sara? Little Kirkman Needs To Fly. Paul F. Tompkins Is Comin' To Town. Food Things.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 4: Garry Marshall, Cake Boss, Jennifer Coolidge, Jen Kirkman

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 09:58:00 +0000

Episode 4: The Tyranny of Imagination. Whom The Boss Is, Cakewise. The Human Body: DISGUSTING. The First Thanksgiving (featuring Jennifer Coolidge) Do You Have Your Crumble Buddy? Ya, Ya, Best By Far! A Better Vagrant. Paul F. Tompkins Chills Out Your Town. The Effect of Witch Tools On Hunger.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 3: John C. Reilly, Garry Marshall, The Drunk Dial for Charity, Jen Kirkman

Thu, 30 Sep 2010 07:00:00 +0000

Episode 3: Who Watches The Watcher, Or At Least Talks About Him? Of Pretty Women and Cryptozoology. A Promise Fulfilled. Were We Ever So Young? Paul F. Tompkins Comes To Your Town TO SCARE YOU. Act Three: Flattered, Glass.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 2: Ice-T, John C. Reilly, Neil Flynn, Jen Kirkman

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:34:00 +0000

Episode 2: It’s Night-Time on The Internet. Robert and His Rules. An Actor’s Secret Shame. “The Curious Stepbrother” (featuring Neil Flynn). There’s Something About Jen. In Dreams.

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The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 1: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ice-T, Tim Meadows, Jen Kirkman

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:39:00 +0000

Episode 1: Welcome to A NEW ERA. A Drink Calls a Knight. "I Have A Google" (featuring Tim Meadows). The Origins of Friendship (One Particular Friendship, Not The Concept of It). Paul F. Tompkins Comes to YOUR Town!

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