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.

Just a reminder that we'll be moving to a twice-monthly schedule for the foreseeable future, but hopefully we'll be back to a weekly schedule later in 2020.

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode20@punintensive.com 

  • This episode was, as was the previous one, 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:

  • David Gugenheim
  • Aaron Fasel
  • Gary Hallock
  • Arun Debry
  • Bart Brehob

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 in two weeks! (and please rate us on iTunes!)

Alex had to leave mid-taping, and her exit was, in her trademark style, well . . . awkward.

In fact, that's (sort of) what she named her book!

This bonus episode is just a couple of minutes long and we're confident you'l laugh out loud.

 

Here's a link to her column and here's link to her famous Twitter feed.

Our Season 2 Premier!

This was an unexpectedly long hiatus due to Aaron's surgery (motioned in Episode 18) but we're back. We'll be moving to a twice-monthly schedule for the foreseeable future, but hopefully we'll be back to a weekly schedule later in 2020.

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode19@punintensive.com 

  • This episode was, as was the previous one, 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

Help us out and donate to our patron campaign!

Want more?

This week's panelists are:

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 in two weeks! (and please rate us on iTunes!)

Please donate to our patron campaign. You'll get something out of it, and so will we!

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode13@punintensive.com 

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By the way . . . 

 

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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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Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode11@punintensive.com 

  • Do you know all the ruminant animals off the top of your head?
  • What school supplies do we need to get?
  • Tell us your favorite music puns (seriously!)

Mentioned in the podcast:

This week's panelists are:

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 have in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode18@punintensive.com 

  • 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

Help us out and donate to our patron campaign!

Want more?

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!)

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to aaron@punintensive.com 

  • 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:

Help us out and donate to our patron campaign!

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This week's panelists are:

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!

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode17@punintensive.com 

  • 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

Help us out and donate to our patron campaign!

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This week's panelists are:

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!

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode16@punintensive.com 

  • 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