Podcasts of the Month // Bananas
gathering eccentric, intriguing, and downright unbelievable news stories from around the world
Hosted by: Kurt Braunohler and Scotty Landes
Comedy, Chat Show
In a world where the news is constantly at our fingertips and in our ears, it can be difficult to escape the dread and anxiety that comes with it. But, if you're looking to add a bit of humor to your weekly news consumption, look no further than the Bananas podcast on the Exactly Right Network. Hosted by comedians and writers Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick, Bob's Burgers) and Scotty Landes (Workaholics, Ma), Bananas gathers eccentric, intriguing, and downright unbelievable news stories from around the world. With guests including actress Kristen Schaal, musician Phoebe Bridgers, and professional basketball player Sue Bird, Braunohler and Landes bring their comedic genius to the already hilarious headlines and stories. Each episode features a handful or two of peculiar headlines, but Braunohler, Landes, and their guests' real-life experiences are what make this podcast a laugh-out-loud success. Ridiculous headlines range from "Florida couple's picnic ruined by guacamole-stealing alligator" to "Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison" to "Apparently, you can buy arms for your chickens." With no shortage of weird and wacky headlines both old and new from around the world, you'll be sure to say, "That's Bananas!" at least once each episode.