07:30 | Feb 7th, 2017
The Karen & Ellen Letters are found correspondance between two teenage girls and their landlord, over a three year period, from the 1980s. This podcast is the reading of those letters and a re-telling of the host's journey to validate their authentic...Show More
1:19:37 | Oct 26th, 2017
The guys from Is This Adulting? weigh in on episode 2. In our most revealing Aftershow: Josh pops Chris's cherry, Chris develops a fascination with someone, Steven has a new toy, and Josh has definitely picked the wrong word of the day. **We encount...Show More
29:19 | Oct 24th, 2017
Helena reconnects with an old friend. Someone is having a really bad day. Ellen wants free firewood. Ants! Ellen leaves something behind. Josh finds something alarming. Where's Leslie? Starring: Adrienne Hardison as Helena Josh Hallmark as Himself Ci...Show More
27:32 | Oct 17th, 2017
Dot loses her dog. Mark gets scolded. Karen spies on her neighbors. Someone is up to something. Josh tries to reconcile timelines. Ellen catches a mouse. Starring: Lori Snyder as Dot Nina Innsted as Bonnie Jeff Powell as Mark Sara Stapleton as Karen/...Show More
13:03 | Mar 28th, 2017
Ellen takes an active role in the election. Uncle Albert takes a scholarly approach to trying to understand Karen’s and Ellen’s malapropisms. Someone makes a big announcement. And The Karen & Ellen Letters go international.
24:55 | Mar 2nd, 2017
Hosts of the Blaze Entertainment Podcast, and Karen & Ellen virgins, Kwame and Miss Free join me to talk about episode three. We debate who would make the worse roommate and find the origin of "alternative facts."
33:50 | Dec 7th, 2018
Introducing the newest podcast from Josh and the Our Americana Podcast Network: True Crime Bullsh**: The story of Israel Keyes // Israel Keyes is considered one of the most meticulous serial killers in American history. He had a fetish for missing ...Show More
01:41 | Nov 30th, 2018
True Crime Bullsh** is a serialized, investigative podcast exploring meticulous and enigmatic serial killer Israel Keyes. Join me on this strange, terrifying, and emotional journey, as I attempt to find the missing, understand a killer, explore the i...Show More
1:41:30 | Feb 6th, 2018
In the final Aftershow, Josh, Sara, and Jess (The Beth Chronicles & Murder Road Trip) listen to a rough draft of the final episode (for the first time), starring Josh as both Mark and Ellen. In this episode: You'll get to listen to the Mark letters ...Show More
28:37 | Jan 30th, 2018
52:27 | Jan 29th, 2018
Charlie, Ali, and Matt, who have been on the Karen & Ellen journey since the days of the blog (2011), join me to chat about the series as a whole, season 2, episode 9, and the process of turning the letters into a podcast.
31:11 | Jan 23rd, 2018
22:21 | Jan 16th, 2018
18:00 | Dec 22nd, 2017
Hosted by Laila Featuring: Vanessa York, Brian York, Staci P, Lenny & Duke, Sara Poole, Chris Braaten, Nicki Thatcher, Steven Pappas, Josh Hallmark, Donna Hume, Chris Green, and Deana Marie // Music by: Podington Bear Scott Holmes Pa...Show More
24:05 | Dec 12th, 2017
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1:26:45 | Dec 3rd, 2017
In this slightly different Aftershow, Chris & Donna join me for more exploration than commentation. Plus: Donna holds Josh’s feet to the fire. Chris talks about his mismatched roles. We deep dive the Karen & Ellen mythology. And a plea to Catfish Ka...Show More
27:57 | Nov 28th, 2017
1:33:49 | Nov 15th, 2017
Hannah, Lanie, and Tawny drop by to talk episode 4. We deep dive some fan theories, sort out Ellen's homework, and answer some listener questions. Plus: Hannah roasts a chicken; and should Josh get that mole checked out?
27:34 | Nov 7th, 2017
1:05:21 | Nov 3rd, 2017
Roomies Cheryl J, Jen P, Staci P, and Stephanie S take over the Aftershow and grill Josh as much as possible. We tackle the strangest and most disorienting episode yet, go over fan theories, try to figure out Patti with the crystals.
29:52 | Oct 31st, 2017
1:23:45 | Oct 17th, 2017
Tamie & Sue return for the Season 2 Aftershow premiere, which was fraught with techincal difficulties. It's Sue's birthday, and Tamie and Josh get very drunk. Sue and Tamie share some theories, Josh reveals some bombshells, and we answer listener que...Show More
12:30 | Sep 12th, 2017
The premiere of Karen & Ellen season 2 is just five weeks away. In the meantime, Sara (Karen) and Jess (from Kiwi Crimes) have collaborated to create a 5-part, non-canon miniseries that chronicles imagined events leading up to Ellen's wedding.
01:08 | Sep 11th, 2017
Our family of independent podcasters is banding together and partnering with the Red Cross to benefit the people affected by hurricane Irma. Please listen to the attached informational message or go to this link to participate in the efforts. #PodCas...Show More
1:27:58 | May 18th, 2017
In the Season One wrap up, Josh and Sara (Karen) are joined by Chris Green (The GravityBeard Show), Steven Pappas (Is This Adulting?), Sara DaSilva (Audible Feast), and Shannon Martin (Podbean) to discuss the season as whole. We talk ethics, the cont...Show More
30:57 | May 17th, 2017
A revealing connection is made. A villain emerges. Josh, Jeff, and Sara do some investigating, with varying success. Ellen leaves something behind. An email is sent. A package is shipped. We see the return of several old characters, and meet some new...Show More
1:35:58 | May 15th, 2017
What starts off as a morose Aftershow (with all that anti-semitism talk) quickly devolves into drunken hysteria when the word of the day comes up 16 times in two consecutive letters.
22:44 | May 9th, 2017
Ellen has an awkward dinner with Karen's family. Karen and Rob use a newspaper article to appraise the mermaid clock. The Karen & Ellen Letters hit the stage, and are quickly retired to a box forever. Someone strange enters the fray.
1:04:14 | Apr 27th, 2017
Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast, and Ali and Charlie from In Sight, join me to discuss Karen and Ellen's strange relationship with Mark, whether socio-economics play a role in stupidity, and Ali's and Charlie's long history with the letters.
1:14:59 | Apr 4th, 2017
Tamie & Sue (and their pets) return to help unpack this doozy of an episode. We discuss our favorite listener conspiracy theories. Hilarity ensues when 3 secular people try to figure out Ellen's interpretation of Karen's interpretation of Catholocism...Show More
1:07:53 | Mar 28th, 2017
This week we instate 2 words of the day, and consequently get very drunk. Amanda has a wine pairing specifically for our protagonists. Ellen outsmarts all of us. And we expound upon a dark theory regarding Ellen’s whereabouts. Plus: A lost letter tha...Show More
55:42 | Mar 27th, 2017
In this very special morning edition of the Aftershow, the hosts of Josh's favorite podcast join him for what Donna calls, 'Day Drinking With Josh.' We breakdown Karen's impact on the English lexicon, the girls' mixed metaphors, and landlord letters ...Show More
1:04:31 | Mar 19th, 2017
WARNING: This aftershow features a lot of explicit language and inappropriate humor. Josh is still drunk from the last Aftershow. Jason shocks us all with an unsavory joke; and then doubles down. We draw a dark conclusion as to why Ellen disappeared ...Show More
40:31 | Mar 15th, 2017
3 hours ago, I decided I should do a Q&A. The GravityBeard host wanted to facilitate it. The only time that worked for both of us was right now. Chris and Josh sit down, entirely unprepared, to go over some listener questions. Mild spoilers ahead. Al...Show More
50:21 | Mar 14th, 2017
Friends (and friends of the show) Liz and Rebecca join me as we try (really) hard to find a way to honor International Women's Day with Karen & Ellen. We also answer some Facebook questions and attempt to unpack that Roger Rabbit letter. Plus: A Kare...Show More
1:05:03 | Mar 7th, 2017
Hosts of the More Gooder Than and Gravity Beard podcasts, Chris Braaten & Chris Green, join me to talk about episode 3. We try to figure out why Ellen wants firewood so much. And Braaten brings his stories and expert opinion as a landlord.
58:09 | Mar 2nd, 2017
Long-time friends of Josh and fans of the letters, Tamie & Sue, stop by to talk about their introductions to the letters. Plus: Tamie reads some of her own landlord correspondence; and Sue's cat weighs in.