About the Show

On this week’s episode, comedian Paul F. Tompkins tries to overcome a lifetime of servile conditioning as Mark, a newly liberated denizen of Oz, while hip-swiveling Rhett Miller of the Old 97′s educates us all about random dandelion surgery. Plus, we go fence riding with the true story of The Eagles’ Desperado.

Episode Rundown

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Amazon Review Theater: Steinbeck, Tolkien, and Goodnight Moon

In this edition of “Amazon Review Theater”, actor and comedian Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) displays his range as a dramatist by delivering one-star Amazon.com reviews of classic books like The Grapes of Wrath and The Hobbit.

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Rhett Miller performs ‘Four Leaf Clover’

Rocker and lead singer of The Old 97’s, Rhett Miller (@rhettmiller) performs “Four Leaf Clover”, a deep cut from the band’s 1997 album Too Far to Care.


The Guests

Paul F. Tompkins


Paul F. Tompkins is one of the most charming, quick-witted and popular comedians on the scene. Tompkins has recorded four stand-up specials for Comedy Central, and hosts the "Speakeasy" web series. Tompkins is an Emmy-nominated writer for “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” and has appeared in movies including “There Will Be Blood” and “the Informant!” His most recent comedy albums include “Freak Wharf” and “Laboring Under Delusions.”

Rhett Miller


Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter for alt-country favorites the Old 97’s, as well as a solo artist critically –acclaimed for his clever word play and pop song-smithing. His music has appeared in movies like “The Break-Up” and TV shows like “Scrubs,” and Rhett himself has appearaed on “30 Rock.” He’s also written for Rolling Stone, McSweeney’s and The Atlantic. His latest solo album is “The Dreamer,” and the latest Old 97's album is “Most Messed Up."