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  • Ep. 1: James K. Polk | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Jon Stewart,John Hodgman,Regina Mason,Simon Doonan,Isaac Margolis

    Ep. 1: James K. Polk

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    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Jon Stewart, and others
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    Free for a limited time. Alexis and Elliott begin the series with the largely overlooked 11th president, James K. Polk, and are joined by America's favorite satirist, Jon Stewart, writer and comedian John Hodgman, author Regina Mason, and Barney's Creative Ambassador-at-Large Simon Doonan. To hear the series in full, log in to the Audible app and click on the “Channels” icon.

  • 221: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    221: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

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    [Contains explicit content] This is a big one folks. Batman v. Superman v. The Flop House. Meanwhile Stuart makes it very clear this is not your daddy’s anything, Dan does a dead-on Katherine Hepburn, and Elliott reveals how Nicholas Cage rents softcore pornography.

  • Teaser | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

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    Alexis and Elliott are going on vacation and will be back with a brand new episode on September 5. In the meantime, here's a clip of retired Secret Service Agent Clint Hill reflecting on President Eisenhower's preferred vacation spot, the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

  • 211: Godzilla (1998) | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    211: Godzilla (1998)

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    [Contains explicit content] At the request of charity contest winner Erik North, we discuss the classic (?) 1998 version of Godzilla. Meanwhile Dan tries to explain Dangerous Liaisons, Elliott surprises no one by reading a Godzilla-centered magazine, and Stuart gives you some advice about how to get milk.

  • 226: Max Steel | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    226: Max Steel

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    [Contains explicit content] We discuss a movie from last year that flopped so badly that Elliott refuses to believe it exists: Max Steel. Meanwhile Dan sings a Carmen Sandiego duet, Stuart gives his fish-based SNL audition, and Elliott texts a lot.

  • Ep. 2: Warren G. Harding | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Jane Mayer,John Dean,Faith Salie,Paula Poundstone,Robert Krulwich

    Ep. 2: Warren G. Harding

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    Alexis and Elliott take a closer look at the man many consider to be one of the country's worst presidents, #29 — Warren G. Harding. They talk with The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, former Nixon counsel John Dean, and enlist the help of comedian Paula Poundstone, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich, and others, to bring Harding's raunchiest scandal to life.

  • 229: Assassin's Creed | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    229: Assassin's Creed

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    [Contains explicit content] We discuss the movie made up entirely of video game cut scenes, Assassin’s Creed. Meanwhile Elliott does the classic “apple bit,” we hear another one of Stu’s goofs and bloops, and Dan’s sick voice is all gravely and such.

  • 218: Nine Lives | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    218: Nine Lives

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    [Contains explicit content] Kevin Spacey as a cat sounds just purrrrfect (TM) for the Flop House, so we watched Nine Lives. Meanwhile, Stuart tells of his adventures with Kirsten Dunst, Dan suggests a terrible new method of shooting porn, and Elliott tells an offensive phone book joke.

  • Ep. 23: Gerald Ford | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 23: Gerald Ford

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    Alexis and Elliott get to know the all-American football star who stepped into office after Nixon’s resignation and served less than a full term, president #38 Gerald Ford. They examine his childhood, imagine his life as a pro-football player, explore his controversial decision to pardon Nixon a month after he left office in disgrace, and peek inside the East Wing with Betty Ford’s White House press secretary.

  • 224: Zoolander 2 | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    224: Zoolander 2

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    [Contains explicit content] We think this one broke Elliott, guys. We watched the only film Leonard Maltin walked out on: Zoolander 2. Meanwhile Dan totally nails a Mario impression, Stuart decides which Roger Rabbit weasel he is, and Elliott admits his fedora-wearing past.

  • Ep. 5: Theodore Roosevelt | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,H.W. Brands,Thomas Whittington,John Youngaitis

    Ep. 5: Theodore Roosevelt

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    Alexis and Elliott get to know our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. They speak to biographer H.W. Brands about a peculiar presidential pet peeve, Elliott visits a taxidermist in Queens to learn more about Teddy's appreciation for mounted game, and Thomas Whittington gives voice to our most macho of presidents.

  • Ep. 24: Franklin Pierce | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 24: Franklin Pierce

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    Alexis and Elliott delve into the life of a handsome yet disappointing president, number 14, Franklin Pierce. They speak to a presidential grief specialist about how Pierce dealt with a tragic death two months before his inauguration, examine how the Kansas-Nebraska Act—an act that was meant to defuse tension over slavery—ended up blowing up the country, and explore Pierce’s lifelong friendship with the acclaimed novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne.

  • Ep. 8: John F. Kennedy | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Clint Hill,Stacey Bredhoff

    Ep. 8: John F. Kennedy

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    Alexis and Elliott examine the pre-presidential life of our most dazzling president, number 35, John F. Kennedy. They're taken on a tour of "Young Jack’s" less-than-stellar high school days and his heroic acts during WWII by Stacey Bredhoff, curator at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. And retired Secret Service agent Clint Hill shares anecdotes from his days protecting the man he describes as "electrifying.”

  • Ep. 1: James K. Polk | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Jon Stewart,John Hodgman,Regina Mason,Simon Doonan,Isaac Margolis

    Ep. 1: James K. Polk

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    Alexis and Elliott begin the series with the largely overlooked 11th president, James K. Polk, and are joined by America's favorite satirist, Jon Stewart, writer and comedian John Hodgman, author Regina Mason, and Barney's Creative Ambassador-at-Large Simon Doonan.

  • Ep. 15: Calvin Coolidge | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 15: Calvin Coolidge

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    Alexis and Elliott get to know the Vermonter with a maligned legacy, number 30, Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge’s hands-off style of governing has been blamed for paving the way to the devastation of the Great Depression, but personal tragedy may be as much to blame as his fiscal conservatism. Alexis speaks to political scientist Robert E. Gilbert about Coolidge’s long-time struggle with depression.

  • Ep. 11: Martin Van Buren | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 11: Martin Van Buren

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    Alexis and Elliott get to know the man behind America’s most famous pair of mutton chops: president number eight, Martin Van Buren. Nicknamed "Old Kinderhook," after his hometown in upstate New York, Van Buren was born to humble tavern-keeper parents and grew up speaking Dutch. Alexis speaks to Dr. Patricia West at the Van Buren Historical Site about the poor little Dutch boy's meteoric rise to president of the United States.

  • Ep. 13: Bill Clinton | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 13: Bill Clinton

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    Alexis and Elliott go back to the '90s to look at the president they grew up with. Bill Clinton has been in the public eye for more than a quarter-century, and rather than re-tell his familiar story, they pose three questions: What was it like to share the stage with Clinton when he played the saxophone on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1992? What did Toni Morrison mean when she described Clinton as the "first black president"? And finally, does Clinton really have a photographic memory?

  • Ep. 3: Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Francesca Urbin,Itzhak Perlman

    Ep. 3: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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    Alexis and Elliott visit Hyde Park, N.Y., home of #32, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. While there, they chat with National Park Ranger Francesca Urbin about FDR's bartending skills and examine Eleanor's contentious relationship with her mother-in-law. And Grammy Award-winning violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, who survived polio as a child, helps shed light on the challenges of being a public figure with a disability.

  • Ep. 9: Thomas Jefferson | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 9: Thomas Jefferson

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    Alexis and Elliott take a fresh look at one of our most studied and well-documented presidents, number three, Thomas Jefferson. They explore everything from his obsession with finding the elusive woolly mammoth, to his love of music, to the troubling side of his legacy: his long-time secret relationship with his slave Sally Hemings. Novelist Stephen O’Connor discusses his new novel Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings.

  • Ep. 22: Chester A. Arthur | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 22: Chester A. Arthur

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    Alexis and Elliott explore the life of our oft-forgotten 21st president, Chester Alan Arthur. Author Esther Crain explains why Arthur was the quintessential Gilded Age New Yorker, Elliott digs into a complicated relationship with NY senator Roscoe Conkling, and Alexis investigates his involvement in a significant civil rights case.

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