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.

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!

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode15@punintensive.com 

  • 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?"

Want more?

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. 

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode14@punintensive.com 

  • 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?"

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Want more?

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!

Today we have another special interview episode featuring writer Cynthia MacGregor.

Cynthia has hundreds of titles over her name, as she's published over a hundred books, not to mention newsletters, podcasts, and O. Henry Pun-Off contests (she didn't publish those, but her name's been under them).

You can find out more about her at her website, cynthiamacgregor.com

Cynthia would love to hear from you at cynthia@cynthiamacgregor.com

She also hosts two podcasts:

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 13: Bold Ringer

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By the way . . . 

 

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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 use in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!

This week we have a special interview episode with Producer Aaron Fasel and Cope Reducer Gary Hallock.

Our guest today is Erika Ettin, of A Little Nudge. She's a veteran performer/contestant at:

  • Pun DMV (Washington, DC) five-time champ
  • Punderdome (NYC) semi-finalist
  • O. Henry one-time competitor in Punniest of Show (and killed it!)
  • Facebook #MondayPunday creator and lead punster.

You can also find her on the podcast So We Met Online.

 

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode12@punintensive.com 

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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!

Episode 11: Walked Her Doe

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  • 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!)

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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!

Episode 10: Burrito Chorale

You may send an email to episode10@punintensive.com and talk to us about this episode

  • How many "buildings" cues can you think of?
  • How long can you think of measurement puns?
  • Should the Pun-Off take Pun Slinger topics so seriously?

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This week's panelists are:

And don't forget to remember that the next O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship 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 use for interstitials.

We'll see you next week!

If you want to join in on the punnery, send an email to episode9@punintensive.com and talk to us.

  • Do you have good advice about cooking?
  • Do you've any good bilingual puns?
  • Can you avoid using animals as verbs?

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A really cool part of today's show was our very special guest, David Wyde, who puns at open mics, with friends, and to people at parties who unwitty-ingly make eye contact. He has competed at Seattle's Pundamonium and Austin's O. Henry Pun-Off.

He once rendered a bar full of comedy seekers completely silent, in a head-to-head pun-off on hospitals: "My voice keeps going up and down; I think I have an inflection."
 
David sprinkled puns throughout his talk on web cookies at the DefCon hacker conference, but they're too crumby to include here. As a software engineer and an official chess master, he tries to avoid The Mate-Tricks.

 

And don't forget to remember that the next O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship 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 use for interstitials and for Gary's wind chimes, which provided background music.

We'll see you in a week!