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Solutions to Problems

Nathan Comstock, Austin Hendricks, and Michael F. Gill

Solutions to Problems is a Dear Prudence style advice podcast set on a space station in some version of the future hovering over some version of Earth. Join us every other Friday for advice on work, relationships, time travel paradoxes, and the occas...Show More

17:44 | Aug 29th, 2017

Widely syndicated and beloved INTERGALACTIC RADIO PROGRAM Solutions to Problems welcomes a new co-host this week to discuss problems with humans, gift giving practices, and transporter incidents.

19:34 | Jun 7th

The end of another season means another behind the scenes episode! Featuring cast interviews, partner interviews, roommate interviews (but not cat interviews), bloopers, weird voice filters, and general silliness. This episode's transcript is avai...Show More
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11:07 | Apr 26th

Mini Ep. 6 - Melody tries to record her audition tape for Lightspeed's Artificially Funny Fest. She really thinks this will be her year! Even if she has to resort to bending time and space. This episode features Chloé Cunha as Melody, and was writ...Show More

23:56 | Mar 15th

Ep. 20 - Off the air, the whole crew celebrate the end of the season, but there are still some problems to be solved, namely Loaf's misgivings about their upcoming family visit, Janet's uncertain employment status, and Samantha's ongoing struggle to ...Show More

28:01 | Mar 1st

Ep. 19 - Janet and Loaf listen to letters about living inside the ramifications of genetic engineering, and how to measure your compatibility with someone who was in a time loop when you met. Also, Officer Nassif is back to weigh in on the time trave...Show More

27:25 | Feb 15th

Nothing topsy-turvy at all happens to Janet and Loaf before the show, and it surely doesn't affect their performance in answering letters about universal translation gone awry, workplace infidelity, and the experience of living as a certain species. ...Show More

07:59 | Feb 1st

Off the air, Janet and Melody discuss whether to be romantic or pedantic, while Loaf and Mr. Xorfus argue about Janet’s future role at IFM2. Sometimes humans are too human for their own good! Featuring Chloe Cunha as Melody, Austin Hendricks as Ja...Show More

29:52 | Jan 18th

Janet and Loaf listen to letters about musical multi-level marketing, augmented reality in the workplace, and the planet-wide apocalypse that never showed up. Thanks to Melody, Loaf also has to deal with an unexpected letter from their homeworld.

21:58 | Jan 4th

Frankie joins Janet and Loaf to answer a flurry of dating-related queries. Are algorithms romantic? How does one politely address the logistics of interspecies relations? Is resplendent plumage enough to get you out of paying the check? All this and ...Show More

06:29 | Dec 21st, 2018

Samantha the omnipotent teenager returns to fill Janet's voicemails with problems about high school melodrama, the financial crisis of the 26th century, and whether or not she is a real person. Will Janet ever call her back? Sure, right after this co...Show More

27:59 | Dec 7th, 2018

Janet, Loaf, and station AI Melody discuss how to handle a partner who experiences media on a completely different level, how to fit in with your non-telepathic friends, and what to do when the multitudes you contain, are in fact, very boring. Also: ...Show More

26:18 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Janet and Loaf discuss the pitfalls of non-humans adopting humans, what to do when your past lives start developing anxiety, and how to define infidelity when your partner is only having affairs with alternate versions of you. They also speak with Mr...Show More

24:56 | Nov 9th, 2018

Janet and Loaf discuss the culpability of inter-dimensional hookups, how to avoid ritual combat when everyone else is doing it, and check in with Frankie for a ruling on the rights of celebrity pets.

31:27 | Oct 26th, 2018

Janet and Loaf tackle accidental co-parenting, omnipotent teens, lonely planets, a space cult, and gets some help from everyone's favorite time agent. Featuring Phoenix Bunke as Samantha, Ramy Abdelghani as Officer Nassif, Nathan Comstock as Periw...Show More

29:01 | Oct 12th, 2018

Janet and Periwinkle get back into the swerve of things for an AI-themed show, with a very special (if unintended) guest in studio. They tackle when to come out as a sentient being, how to be a good virtual assistant, and also give tips on how to cop...Show More

09:26 | Sep 28th, 2018

Melody updates the employees of IFM2 Subspace Radio on office news and upcoming events. The voice of Melody is Chloe Cunha. Solutions to Problems is written by Nathan Comstock, Austin Hendricks, and Michael F. Gill and is also produced and musical...Show More

12:25 | Sep 14th, 2018

A collection of messages left in the voicemail inbox of a selves-obsessed, hyper-capitalistic radio co-host, during her time traveling shenanigans. Turns out it's hard to maintain a social life when you exist in so many places at once! For more in...Show More

10:19 | Aug 31st, 2018

A collection of messages left in the voicemail inbox of an ambiguously named radio co-host during his hibernation period. Good news though - it's almost 17.8 degrees Celsius! For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at www.stppo...Show More

03:57 | Jul 27th, 2018

Season 2 of Solutions to Problems starts August 31st! Austin, Nathan, and Michael fill you in on all the details, including new ways to support the show. Also, an 8 bit surprise. We love you. We really, really do. Thank you for listening!

12:11 | Jan 30th, 2018

In this EXCLUSIVE BONUS EPISODE, a person who is definitely Not Michael interviews the actors and writers behind Season 1. Also included: bloopers, sound checks, and awkward laughter. For more information and full episode transcripts, visit us at ...Show More

22:06 | Jan 5th, 2018

Officer Nassif and Frankie return for our season finale. With the Grapnofalians in control of their solar system, the crew struggle to do their job while being closely watched. Also: the pros and cons of  freezing oneself to escape a dictatorship, fi...Show More

23:52 | Dec 22nd, 2017

In this episode: what to do when you're mistaken for non-sapient, how to handle a body swapping boyfriend, when simulations have you asking 'Is anything ever real???', and that special anxiety that comes with a possible invasion. For more informat...Show More

20:35 | Dec 8th, 2017

In this episode: Nassif returns to advice on a new time travel dilemma, a Grapnofalian pilot writes in about a crush on her boss, and what to do when your girlfriend might be a replicant. For more information about our show and episode transcripts...Show More

21:42 | Nov 24th, 2017

This week, Loaf and Janet receive a message from a battle cruiser, discuss how to make an informed decision on whether or not to get a Todavian brain parasite, counsel a teenage girl on her new universe-bending powers, and dabble in diplomacy with Fr...Show More

21:24 | Nov 10th, 2017

In this episode, Loaf and Janet discuss the upcoming Big Game, the merits of travel over putting down roots, how to deal with the aftermath of a time loop, and what to do when you have a disturbing lack of faith in your boss. Plus: the return of Fran...Show More

20:24 | Oct 27th, 2017

In this special edition of Solutions to Problems, Officer Nassif drops by to advise us on the difference between time travel and time dilation, if you should risk destabilizing the space-time continuum to save your brother's marriage, and whether int...Show More

17:27 | Oct 13th, 2017

This week Janet and Loaf tackle overly invasive phones, limericks, and how to handle your co-workers when you've seen species rise and fall against the backdrop of an uncaring universe. For more information and episode transcripts, check out our w...Show More

18:33 | Sep 29th, 2017

Loaf and Janet discuss the pros and cons of joining a collective, what to do when you're left out of the fantasy baseball league just because you look like a horrifying monster, and shoes. For more information and episode transcripts, check out ou...Show More

19:07 | Sep 15th, 2017

In this week's Solutions to Problems: our hosts contemplate nicknames, when your mate won't participate in the culling ritual, how to wrap your heads around wedding ettiquette, and holographic simulations gone wrong. For more information and episo...Show More