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Fast Food star & Skillcon/Moxie Games conventioneer Jason Garfield lobbies for free vegan pancakes.
01:02:00 12/9/2018

Past Episodes

Thanksgiving review, magic for Metallica, Moby Dick vs. Don Quixote, & a lapse in memory.
01:06:00 12/5/2018
Laws make weasels, remembering Ricky Jay, & serving doughnuts naked.
01:00:31 12/2/2018
Robert Deniro stories with The Comedian associate Producer Jessica Kirson.
01:01:39 11/28/2018
Comedian & HBO's Crashing guest Jessica Kirson reveals what it's like to grow up with therapists for parents. Comedy heroes, fasting as political protest, & lesbians overtaking the town.
00:56:55 11/25/2018
Penn keeps writing the same bit, Matt has Magician's Guilt in front of magicians, & more of Goudeau's travels.
01:04:51 11/21/2018
Goudeau's trip to Cuba, Thanksgiving plans, & Penn trains the poodledog.
01:00:19 11/18/2018
Speaking passionately about things you don't know, the parent/teacher conference, a Pentatonix Christmas, spider hats, & snakes from above.
01:05:40 11/14/2018
Job interviews, proper identification, placebos, & two stories about coming at a fella with a knife.
01:00:45 11/11/2018
New Halloween stories. Emily finishes the New York City Marathon, vegan fish & chips, non-vegan mackerel, & remembering The Residents' Hardy Fox.
01:06:06 11/7/2018
We join EZ already in progress at the New York City Marathon. The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday, The Bob Dylan Living Concordance, & Stephen Fry's Penn impersonation.
00:59:15 11/4/2018
Show business advice, mostly derived from Gary Panter's Rozz Tox Manifesto. Or did Penn think of it on his own?
00:56:08 10/31/2018
Layperson Penn finally responds to six years of requests for advice. By "six years", we mean "one question".
00:50:44 10/28/2018
Child of the Fifties Robert Klein gives the business to show business. The Marx Brothers, Fred Willard, improv, & replacing Trump as president.
00:52:38 10/24/2018
The classic comedy of Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Saturday Night Live, & The Tonight Show, as seen through the eyes of Robert Klein, originator of the HBO comedy special. Drugs, angering Chuck Berry, & boating with Rodney Dangerfield.
00:55:32 10/21/2018
Casting Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread, forgiveness vs. punishment, Johnny Thompson's unforgivable sin, & Paul Simon's Adios, Hermanos.
00:54:38 10/17/2018
Penn discovers a new magical power, mechanical slot machine hype, & writing to a crazy person. Live from Matt & Mattingly's Ice Cream Social Scoopfest 2018.
00:54:33 10/14/2018
Tiny Tim explained, classics of magic re-imagined, & Penn's journal tips.
01:02:23 10/10/2018
Who is Mr. Stubbs? Frank Zappa's house, trash talk, a trip through downtown Mesa, & our attempt to drive Dave Donnelly: Public Defender crazy.
01:04:00 10/7/2018
Penn meets pollster Frank Luntz after ruining his life. Neil Degrasse Tyson goes to the movies. Penn's family hated Titanic & loved Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
00:49:05 10/3/2018
Misunderstandings at Robin Leach's Celebration of Life, anti-roast "Boasts", & the best way to travel in Las Vegas.
00:56:56 9/30/2018
The Brink: President Reagan & the Nuclear War Scare of 1983 author Marc Ambinder reveals what's wrong with our nuclear defense system, & what we could do to fix it.
00:58:43 9/26/2018
Crowd management advice for new magicians, Paul Simon retires, & Marc Ambinder's The Brink: President Reagan & the Nuclear War Scare of 1983.
01:03:46 9/23/2018
A little extra time with Director's Cut star, Missi Pyle, before her Vegas departure. Penn loves Mark Rylance, natural breast warmth, & Portland, Oregon. The politics of the judiciary, not so much.
01:16:33 9/19/2018
Nudity & rejection in entertainment, method vs. recall, kissing vs. running, Burt Reynolds vs. Sally Field, & the star of Director's Cut, Missi Pyle.
00:57:32 9/16/2018
Ward Hall: the greatest showman in the East, transcription & other entertainment punishments, the family sees The Meg, & Penn wants to hire a tutor.
01:13:18 9/12/2018
An heroic & entirely unembellished adventure of dragons, director/photographer Andy Lerner (, & the Daily Mail, featuring cephalopod expert Rich Ross.
00:52:49 9/9/2018
Penn sees Piff's show, Muslim stories, & some behind the scenes review of Penn & Teller Fool Us! Season 5
00:54:30 9/5/2018
Our favorite coffee shop, Penn's new favorite movie, fencing cheers, & Goudeau's disgusting shrimp adventure.
00:54:29 9/2/2018
Bruce Springsteen, taking production notes, traveling, dining, & ruining restaurants, with Somebody Feed Phil star Phil Rosenthal.
00:57:55 8/29/2018
Penn & Everybody Loves Raymond writer/producer Phil Rosenthal share love for The Producers, Ethiopian food, Art Carney & Jackie Gleason.
00:50:39 8/26/2018
More on The Vulture article, Penn & Teller return to the stage after the longest break in their career, & new belt.
00:57:17 8/22/2018
Penn's full take on the Celebrity Apprentice boardroom tapes with Trump, Arsenio, & Lil Jon.
00:55:35 8/19/2018
Is Universal Studios the Rolling Stones of amusement parks? Penn attempts innovation at an Ethiopian restaurant, & the International Rowing Championship Riot.
00:52:54 8/15/2018
The 4:20 episode: Drugs, salad stories, vanishing from the face of the Earth, & Tobasco tea.
00:55:26 8/12/2018
The second half of our visit with Dr. Joel Fuhrman. What his diet is all about, why we care, & his new book, Fast Food Genocide. If this is your first episode, what are you doing? It says "part II" right there in the title. Go back one. (Prerecorded June 10, 2018.)
00:49:42 8/8/2018
Dr. Joel Fuhrman returns with his new book, Fast Food Genocide, helps Penn prepare for his water fast with Dr. Klaper, & reveals his secrets to eating healthy on the road. (Prerecorded June 10, 2018.)
00:46:36 8/5/2018
Reddi-Rich tries to hate David Blaine & fails. Matt has a great Hill Bill show in New Jersey. Geek vs. Magic, the morality of hurting yourself on stage, & the greatest magic trick of all time.
00:51:37 8/1/2018
Penn returns from his water fast to address his embrace of woo.
00:59:29 7/29/2018
Dueling liars, Johnny's mentors, & freak show stories.
01:06:19 7/25/2018
Johnny Thompson & Piff the Magic Dragon give magic advice to Hill Bill & other budding young magicians.
00:54:30 7/22/2018
Dr. Klaper closes out our last episode before Penn psychedelicizes his soul.
00:53:42 7/18/2018
Dr. Klaper visits to kick off Penn's 21-day water fast.
00:51:21 7/15/2018
Property of Ringo, breaking office furniture, how to talk to your parents, & avoiding nostalgia.
01:06:46 7/11/2018
Half Japanese, The Shaggs, & crossing generation gaps with Duplex Planet creator David Greenberger.
00:59:57 7/8/2018
A eulogy for Troy Hurtubise, camp stories, & another great idea for our alternate careers.
00:43:27 7/4/2018
Teller prepares for surgery, Penn & Dr. Klapper prepare for the water fast, stories about glass, & life in the slow lane.
00:43:51 7/1/2018
Matt's booked in the Mac King room, sitting without distraction, & onstage bleeding.
00:54:07 6/27/2018
Paul McCartney, Murphy Brown, Matt's PorcFest experience, & a new old take on our theme, courtesy of Commander Cody's Lost Planet Airmen.
00:51:45 6/24/2018
Matt joins the CIA, Penn's laparoscopic magic trick & nuttiest fast yet, & Goudeau's TV terrors trip.
01:09:11 6/20/2018
Penn & Teller take a medical leave, Goudeau's inventions, travel advice from Bonnie Raitt, & Penn's suicide story.
00:45:24 6/17/2018
The second half of Penn's Smodcast from Dogma director Kevin Smith's L.A. home. Diet, diet, health, & diet.
01:08:34 6/13/2018
Penn goes to Red State director Kevin Smith's home to do his Smodcast. Penn & Teller vs. Jay & Silent Bob, Kevin vs. vegetables, & the Wonderful World of Pinker.
01:24:41 6/10/2018
Kostya Kimlat returns to Think Like A Magician with his wife, Amy. Women in magic, getting really close with an audience, & what to do in Florida.
00:44:12 6/6/2018
Fool Us! fooler Kostya Kimlat & his wife Amy join Penn with tales of Soviet communism, Elvis impersonators, diaries, & revisiting art.
00:43:03 6/3/2018
Penn lends reality to a reality show about cakes. He also takes his daughter out on the road for the first time. The Cake vs. Pie battle rages on.
00:58:11 5/30/2018
Penn cracks his head three times in three days. Reddi-Rich was kicked in the kidney & saw people die. How to get out of a fight, Ringo's drum set, & a new opening for the Penn & Teller show.
00:54:40 5/27/2018
2001: A Space Odyssey, Hill Bill in Calgary & Dominican Republic, pies, & a tweeker story.
01:01:48 5/23/2018
Stephen Fry, Ray Comfort, traditional comedy props, & how hard it is to be God.
00:50:03 5/20/2018
Tom Arnold's quest for Trump videos, Penn & Teller slot machine stories, the Jerry Lewis estate auction, The Happiness Curve, & 36 Arguments For The Existence Of God.
00:57:33 5/16/2018
The Director's Cut premiere with Ron Jeremy; Mother's Day; & we're gonna be phlebotomists.
00:54:18 5/13/2018
Avengers: Infinity War, saying goodbye to Bob Dorough, & things Penn likes.
00:57:13 5/9/2018
Goudeau's rocket science adventure, Teller's Macbeth, & what to do during emergency landings.
01:05:16 5/6/2018
Penn fails his carny talking idols. Matt's gets put in his place by an audience member. Red Alert: Bob Dylan makes whiskey now. Good-bye, sober Penn?
01:03:03 5/2/2018
Penn's addresses hypocrisy... again. A non-violent Penn took down a tour crew member years ago. Matt has an issue with a neighbor.
01:03:03 4/29/2018
Annie Baker's The Flick, the CW's Black Lighting, & empathy in art.
00:55:39 4/25/2018
Steven Banks, Johnny Thompson's new book & documentary, & Penn sees David Byrne's current tour.
00:49:44 4/22/2018
Tony & Max Fitzpatrick return with stories from the sets of their movies & television projects, Houdini, & the best advice from the best directors.
00:54:02 4/18/2018
Artist Tony Fitzpatrick (Patriot's Jack Birdbath) & his son Max join Penn in Chicago. Casino scams, lie detectors, & doing drugs on your death bed.
00:51:44 4/15/2018
More mantids, Matt's new show Opium, & a gallon of Tobasco.
01:06:25 4/11/2018
Jonesy stops by with a copy of his new bebop duet with Penn, The Show Before The Show. Being bitter, supporting Aerosmith, breaking Moxie's bike, & Jonesy's version of the Green Mill story.
01:07:01 4/8/2018
Watching buskers at the Fremont Street Experience, playing at the jazz club, another Google-translated review of The Show Before The Show, & a funky pigeon.
01:17:42 4/4/2018
Farming octopuses, vasectomies as vacations, & Penn's sales techniques.
00:50:11 4/1/2018
A Futile & Stupid Gesture director David Wain returns. Creating pilots, The State & Childrens Hospital, National Lampoon's Lemmings, & Martin Mull.
00:53:30 3/28/2018
Memory isn't real, A Futile & Stupid Gesture, breaking the fourth wall, & calling Michael O'Donoghue with Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain.
00:43:21 3/25/2018
Penn & Jonesy's album The Show Before The Show is released on Learning new skills late in life, improving intonation after 40, & Matt discloses nothing about some new shows in Vegas.
00:51:18 3/21/2018
Goudeau tours Taipei & Idaho. Vocal coach John Henny ( spends the day with Penn. College hoops & how to catch a bat.
00:59:14 3/18/2018
More on ABC's Deception, prized crosswords, Scrabble, A.I. vs ai, escape rooms, & secret yets.
00:49:24 3/14/2018
Deception producer David Kwong calls in to talk TV, magic, & cryptic crosswords.
00:46:38 3/11/2018
Penn discovers violence is sexy, saves Jewel's life, & changes his mind about Cirque du Soleil.
01:08:36 3/7/2018
Piff fills in as guest host while Penn & Teller's Fool Us! production begins. Replacing Mr. Piffles, being paid in cash, solving apartheid, & we finally figure out the problem with Hitler.
00:48:06 3/4/2018
The exciting conclusion of Goudeau's Romania story.
00:47:00 2/28/2018
Goudeau has TSA trouble, Jason Garfield's customized 14 minute workout, & Psychic Hill Bill sees the Penn & Teller show for the first time.
00:48:15 2/25/2018
Annie Baker, hot air balloons, Mike Nesmith's band, Goudeau makes the list, & Penn guests on Scorpion & Cirque du Soleil's One Drop.
01:17:18 2/21/2018
Averting disaster on The Steve Harvey Show, Goudeau leaves for Romania, & propaganda testing our limits of free speech.
01:06:14 2/18/2018
The finale of the Blah Blah Blog Game, Celebrity Apprentice stories, DJ Tiësto vs Paris Hilton, & The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island. (Recorded at Cleopatra's Barge in Caesar's Palace.)
00:47:03 2/14/2018
Penn visits The Adam Carolla Show at Cleopatra's Barge in Caesar's Palace. The Danny Hillis spoonbending story, the Blah Blah Blog Game, & guys you cannot hang out with.
00:46:25 2/11/2018
Michael Phelps, Gwyneth Paltrow, & diet skepticism with the SciBabe, Yvette d'Entremont (
01:09:06 2/7/2018
Wild boy Kaspar Hauser, sauna competitions, how CSI ruined everything, & making explosives with the SciBabe, Yvette d'Entremont (
00:52:40 2/4/2018
Drugs & all things spiritual with Crashing creator Pete Holmes.
01:09:04 1/31/2018
Penn visits Pete Holmes' podcast You Made It Weird. Pete's show Crashing, sexy body signing, memory tricks, & living Dylan's fabricated past.
01:09:04 1/28/2018
Cher's stage show, Psychic Hill Bill plays the hills of Kentucky, Goudeau's new pancake technique, book updates, & bad dick days.
00:54:38 1/24/2018
In search of silent retreats, mantid eggs on the web, Pete Holmes' Crashing, & driveway collisions.
00:58:33 1/21/2018
Reflections on Harry Blackstone, Uri Geller, Richard Feynman, & choosing between causes.
00:51:30 1/17/2018
Amazing Randi surprises us with a visit. American citizenship & colleges, Christopher Hitchens, magic instructionals, & fake memories.
00:57:56 1/14/2018
A joke that's already in the PSS back catalog, an old story that's most definitely not in the PSS back catalog, the Goldwater Rule, Michael Wolff's Fire & Fury, & fishing shows.
00:56:10 1/10/2018
A vegan restaurant plays Cajun, Pete Holmes plays Penn's shaman, Paul Shaffer plays Vegas, & Goudeau plays a heart attack.
01:00:46 1/7/2018
Julieanna & CrayRay continue the discussion of their new book, Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, 2nd Edition. Fear of a new diet, macro confusion, the asymmetry of the caloric equation, & bad metaphors.
01:10:12 1/3/2018
Julieanna & CrayRay visit to discuss their update to her book, Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, 2nd Edition.
00:46:37 12/31/2017
Woody has questions for Penn & more tricks for you to try at home, or at work, or at the gym, but definitely not while driving to work, unless you're in a fully autonomous car & you aren't subject to laws requiring your hands on the steering wheel regardless. Also, you'll need a deck of cards.
00:48:38 12/27/2017
Woody Aragon shares his thoughts on his trick Love Ritual, Juan Tamariz & Spanish magic.
00:48:52 12/24/2017
The second half of our one-on-one with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell & how Trump fits into his new book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.
00:54:04 12/20/2017
A one-on-one with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell about his new book Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.
01:03:36 12/17/2017
Jason Garfield's Skillcon 2017, mantids for the home, & one-armed jugglers.
00:57:09 12/13/2017
Penn's embarrassing blood donation, Hill Bill's sneak preview, & we respond to a troll.
01:01:02 12/10/2017
Hockey games, halftime hijinx, dirty water dogs, & dolphin murder at Great America.
01:18:50 12/6/2017
We continue our holiday tradition of welcoming Piff the Magic Dragon & his Piffmas Pifftacular. The trappings of success: caloric surplus, fake coffee, a new weight system, disproportionate candy, & difficult ad copy.
01:06:08 12/3/2017
Penn speculates why things will continue to get better - with or without Trump - in part two of his visit with Glenn Beck from January, 2017.
00:50:45 11/29/2017
Penn visits Glenn Beck at his fancy-pants studio in Texas. Being wrong, skepticism vs. cynicism, & the philosophy of Penn & Teller.
00:42:56 11/26/2017
Penn's liner notes for the new Bob Dylan package, Goudeau goes to Yosemite, Penn & Teller put a two-year-old in charge of the show, & smoking monkeys aren't funny anymore.
01:08:58 11/22/2017
Matt's roast battle, unboxing videos, & chemical dating tips.
00:51:35 11/19/2017
Live comedy Foley artists, the Las Vegas autonomous shuttle, Danica Patrick, & Penn's liner notes for the new Bob Dylan box set.
01:09:02 11/15/2017
Updating OS is a marshmallow test. Bird calls from Louisiana, Penn & Piff's favorite feature on their new phones, & we try to get free products from Apple.
01:06:04 11/12/2017
In celebration of his new documentary Gilbert: A Gilbert Gottfried Story, here's Part II of our interview covering his film & television career, autism, Curtis "Booger" Armstrong, & talkin' horse movies.
00:47:12 11/8/2017
Last year, we recorded an episode with Gilbert Gottfried & saved it for a rainy day. Then we forgot all about it. We found it just in time for the release of his new documentary, Gilbert: A Gilbert Gottfried Story.
00:53:18 11/5/2017
The second half of our discussion with Georgetown University Associate Professor of Psychology Abigail Marsh about her book The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between.
01:01:05 11/1/2017
Georgetown University Associate Professor of Psychology Abigail Marsh teaches us about the connections between altruism, fear, & psychopathy.
00:57:05 10/29/2017
Matt & Goudeau go to conventions, our clown make-up seminar, & all we want to do is talk to Donny Osmond.
01:03:17 10/25/2017
Having coffee & meeting London the Magnificent in Canada, messing up the Egg Bag trick, & a fan quotes Penn to Penn.
01:04:07 10/22/2017
Matt learns magic from Teller & Springsteen. Goudeau celebrates Pier 39's anniversary. Penn & Z go to a Renaissance fair. Moxie wins a horse competition. Everybody wants to be a phlebotomist.
01:15:43 10/18/2017

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Fast Food star & Skillcon/Moxie Games conventioneer Jason Garfield lobbies for free vegan pancakes.
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