Brought to you by the producers of the famous O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Austin, TX. A wordplay game show from the people responsible for the granddaddy of all pun competitions.

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  • This one was recorded the day after the 2019 Pun-Off. So we took advantage of the opportunity and grabbed some out of town guests.
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have some advice or questions about the Pun-Off

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This week's panelists are:

  • Aaron Fasel
  • Gary Hallock
  • Annika Eagle
  • Ben Ziek
  • Adam Engel

We want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.

We'll see you next week! (and please rate us on iTunes!)

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  • Another interview, and this one's a bona fide celebrity!
  • THE PUN-OFF IS THIS SATURDAY!!!!
  • The Friday night before, we will be celebrating the work of this episode's guest, Scott Hilburn, author of comic strip "The Argyle Sweater."
  • Scott is the POTY (punster of the year) winner and all are welcome to join us at the same location as the Pun-Off starting at about 6pm Friday the 10th.

Here are some links to see Scott's work:

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We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.

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  • Today we talk about EVEN MORE strategies to win the O. Henry Pun-Off (this year's competition is coming up in under two weeks).
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have some advice or questions about competing

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And don't forget to remember that the International O. Henry Pun-Off is almost upon us. It will be in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!

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  • Today we talk about strategies to win the O. Henry Pun-Off
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have some advice about competing

Want more?

This week's panelists are:

  • Aaron Fasel
  • Gary Hallock
  • David Gugenheim
  • Steve Brooks
  • Brian Oakley

And don't forget to remember that the next International O. Henry Pun-Off is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!

Spring Break!

We're taking a spring break this week, so there will not be an episode.

If you need to satiate your need for puns, check out these tomes, they're pretty great and recommended highly by Gary and Brian:

Get Thee to a Punnery: An Anthology of Intentional Assaults Upon the English Language

The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics

Today we have another special interview episode featuring stationery expert Angelica Hanley.

Angelica was the 2018 POTY honoree, has been a Pun-Off judge, and has a unique business that's all about puns.

Here's a great video telling more about her.

And don't forget to remember that the next International O. Henry Pun-Off is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!

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  • What is your "cringe moment" of telling a pun at an inappropriate time?
  • Have you ever suffered Pun-stipation?
  • If you were a Pun Slingers judge, would you accept "hand of bananas?"

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This week's panelists are:

  • Aaron Fasel
  • Gary Hallock
  • David Gugenheim
  • Andy Balinsky
  • Geraldine or something

And don't forget to remember that the next International O. Henry Pun-Off is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!

Episode 14: Punderball

Heads up: There's a touch of ribald humor in this episode. We try to be family friendly, but the occasional double on taun-taun slips in. We like to think that if your kids get them, that's on you, not us. 

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  • What was that woman's name, anyway?
  • Do you like the new name of our panel, "The Punnel?"
  • Can you come up with any movie titles we should have used in Schmovie? Like one for a movie about "a sloppy granny?"

Mentioned in the podcast:

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This week's panelists are:

  • Aaron Fasel
  • Gary Hallock
  • David Gugenheim
  • Andy Balinsky
  • Geraldine or something

And don't forget to remember that the next International O. Henry Pun-Off is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!