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Cool Playlist

Eliza Skinner

On “Cool Playlist”, host Eliza Skinner and a guest create a playlist for a specific life event, moment, or occasion.

1:10:32 | Aug 16th

Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything) lived on a bus when he was touring the country with his stand-up special a few years ago - and Eliza was there for a week of it. So not only are they good enough friends to survive living on a bus together - they ...Show More

53:00 | Aug 2nd

Renee Gauthier is a comedian, actress, writer, producer - and Chrissy Teigen’s right hand gal on Lip Sync Battle. But her past career as a professional bar mitzvah dancer is probably what helped her the most in making this playlist for “Single At You...Show More
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1:39:59 | Jul 19th

Dave Ross is a hilarious comic and the co-host of Suicide Buddies. He wanted to make a playlist for “Driving To The Airport To Stop Her From Getting On That Plane” and boy did we! Lots of ridiculous riffs, offensive bits, and pop punk to get her to s...Show More

1:06:28 | May 18th

Lindsay Ames is an actor, comedian, producer, and mega-foodie. She cooks, she eats, she does all the food things! So we made a playlist for “Making Dinner Alone”. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out to ...Show More

1:15:15 | May 6th

We got a listener request for a playlist for "Getting Psyched Up For When You Are The Only Person Like You At A Job", so Eliza invited her friend Brittani Nichols (Transparent, Take My Wife) and past guests Yassir Lester (Black Monday, Girls) and Cri...Show More

1:17:12 | Apr 26th

Josh Gondelman is a comedian, writer (Last Week Tonight, Desus & Maro), and human ray of sunshine. We made a playlist for “Walking To Work”, but we talked about everything from dunking to Dunkin.   Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitte...Show More

1:02:04 | Apr 19th

Billy Jensen is a true crime investigative journalist "focusing on unsolved crimes, citizen detectives, and crowdsolving".  He helped finish Michelle McNamara's best seller, "I'll Be Gone In The Dark", which lead to the arrest of the Golden State Kil...Show More

1:05:10 | Apr 12th

Rachel Bloom co-created and starred in the beloved (and recently concluded) "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend". She also pitched other shows before and after the birth of Crazy Ex - which didn't always end up in a sale =  so we made a playlist for "I Didn't Want ...Show More

1:10:25 | Mar 29th

Jeffrey Cranor is the co-creator and co-writer of the Welcome To Night Vale podcast and novels, and the Night Vale Presents podcast network. He’s also a sports fan, so we created a playlist for a sports movie called “I’m the Varsity Quarterback Now”....Show More

1:04:41 | Mar 22nd

Jamie Lee (Crashing, Girlcode, Two Dope Queens) is a hilarious comic, writer, and actress. She has lived through auditions great and small (and boring and bad), so we made a playlist for “Coming Home After An Audition”. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @E...Show More

55:51 | Mar 15th

Emily Heller is a comedian (Ice Thickeners, Pasta, Good For Her) and writer (Barry), and she loves 90s WomynRock. So we made a playlist for “Driving Home From Lilith Fair”. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out coolplaylist...Show More

56:22 | Mar 8th

Dana Gould is a world class stand up, and has written for all your favorite TV shows. We made a playlist for being Alone In A Space Station, and then hid it from you for MONTHS - and now here it is! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitte...Show More

1:03:37 | Feb 8th

Jordan Morris is a comedy writer (@midnight, Bubble) and podcaster (Jordan, Jesse, Go) and a devoted cat owner. He wanted to make a playlist for “Picking Up Your Cat And Dancing Around With It” and that’s exactly what we did! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod...Show More

1:19:07 | Feb 1st

Jared Logan is a comedian, writer, actor, and big time HOLLYWOOD Dungeon Master to the stars. We made a playlist for “Leading A Campaign Into A Dragon’s Lair”, but we also talked about love, satanism, and Tom Bombadil. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @E...Show More

1:02:25 | Jan 18th

Nick Wiger is a writer and comedian (I Love You America, @Midnight) and a podcaster (Doughboys) - but as a Sonic The Hedgehog fan, he asked to make a playlist for “Gotta Go Fast!” And that’s what we did. Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on ...Show More

1:00:45 | Jan 11th

Guy Branum (Talk Show The Game Show, Chelsea Lately, Pop Rocket) is a wannabe witch and a dance music lover. We talked about Dutch discos, business witches, and straight girl gay club etiquette - and made a playlist for a Coven Dance Party. Follow @C...Show More

1:02:49 | Jan 4th

Nicole Byer is the host of “Nailed It!” on Netflix, and her own podcast “Why Won’t You Date Me”. She also has a brand new comedy special on Netflix right now! We made a playlist for Putting On Your Makeup - and we talked about... pretty much everythi...Show More

49:30 | Dec 22nd, 2018

It’s a big old Holiday playlist featuring guests from the past year! We’ve got audio Christmas cards from our guests sharing their favorite wintertime songs with you - whether you love Christmas, hate it, or feel mostly indifferent -  there is someth...Show More

1:05:12 | Dec 14th, 2018

Aparna Nancherla (Corporate, A Simple Favor, Bojack Horseman) is a friend to all creatures, except the jerks and annoying ones. So we made a playlist for A Party For Animals And Ghosts - but we also talked about coffee shops, fame, mental health, pea...Show More

1:07:22 | Dec 7th, 2018

Cool Playlist Live! Songs You Sing To Get Amped Up When You Have To Do Something You’re Nervous About. We did a live show at UCB East with Alison Leiby (The President Show), Michael Cruz Kayne (The Chris Gethard Show), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonig...Show More

1:12:43 | Nov 28th, 2018

Eliot Glazer (Broad City, Teachers, You're Making It Worse) is more than just a funny guy - he's a former college a cappella star. He's also a passionate solo singer, so he asked to make a playlist for "solo karaoke" and that's what we did. We talked...Show More

1:18:10 | Nov 20th, 2018

Alison Becker (Parks And Recreation, Kroll Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm) has created many memorable characters, but she's gotten good at letting go of the past. She asked to make a playlist for "Dropping Off a Bag of Clothes at Goodwill* (that you know...Show More

1:48:12 | Oct 31st, 2018

Bobcat Goldthwait (Misfits and Monsters, Shakes The Clown, Scrooged) is an old pal, a comedy legend, and a fascinating guy. He’s also an expert on monsters - so we made a playing for hunting them! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter!...Show More

1:25:48 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Nick Kocher is an actor/writer/comedian (SNL, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Britanick). He is a very cool guy, or maybe he's fooling us all... because he asked to make a playlist for "Riding In A Car With Someone You're Trying To Impress."

1:25:25 | Sep 21st, 2018

Mike Mitchell (Love, Birthday Boys, Doughboys) is a very funny dude, and a cat guy. I hope you're ready for a cat DEEP DIVE, because we talked a lot about cats - but also death, art theft, and the evolution of pop music in the 90s. And we made a play...Show More

1:07:44 | Sep 18th, 2018

Ross Bryant (Wild'n Out, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits and Monsters) is a comedian, actor, artist, and musician - and he made the theme song for Cool Playlist! We created a new wave playlist for walking a dog, so put on some angular shades and get your...Show More

1:14:09 | Sep 6th, 2018

Cristela Alonzo is a comedian, actress, writer, producer, and the first Latina woman to create, produce, write, and star in her own US primetime comedy. She voiced Bonnie in Bubble (the sci-fi podcast from Maximum Fun that Eliza is also in,) and Cruz...Show More

1:17:22 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Lauren Lapkus (Crashing, Orange Is The New Black, Comedy Bang Bang) Is a great comedian and actress, and a bonafide podcast star. She wanted to make a playlist for middle school dances in the 90s, so baby that's what we did! Come for the awkward slow...Show More

1:05:52 | Aug 14th, 2018

Tony Thaxton toured the world as the drummer for Motion City Soundtrack, and has since played for tons of other acts, from Aimee Mann to Weird Al to Paul F Tompkins. Now he plays for The Tiny Stills and Don't Stop Or We'll Die, and hosts Feliz Navipo...Show More

1:31:20 | Aug 7th, 2018

Jake Fogelnest got his start in entertainment as the 14-year-old host of Squirt TV on MTV in 1994. Since then he has gone on to write and produce TV shows like Corporate (Comedy Central), Wet Hot American Summer (Netflix), Difficult People (Hulu), an...Show More

1:06:44 | Jul 24th, 2018

Jon Gabrus is a comedian (Guycode, Upright Citizens Brigade), podcaster (Raised By TV, High and Mighty, etc), actor (The Little Hours, Another Period) and wonderful pal to spend a weekend at a music festival with. We talked Bonnaroo, improv, social m...Show More

1:19:57 | Jul 17th, 2018

Jordan Crucchiola is a horror fan - and journalist who has written for Wired, New York Magazine, Slate, Business Insider, and is currently an Associate Editor for Vulture. But we mostly focused on the horror stuff! And since it’s summer, what better ...Show More

1:36:56 | Jul 10th, 2018

Dave Holmes (MTV, Esquire) is a well-known music lover - as evidenced by his memoir is "Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs". He got his start in entertainment while living in New York, so we made a playlist for walking around New York City. Follow @C...Show More

1:55:05 | Jun 27th, 2018

Yassir Lester (Making History, The Carmichael Show) is a comedian, actor, writer, and podcaster who knows how to enter a room, all kinds of rooms, even some non-room spaces. So we created a playlist for Making An Entrance! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and...Show More

1:29:17 | Jun 19th, 2018

Solomon Georgio (Comedy Central Half Hour, Crashing, Take My Wife) is a comedian, actor, writer, human AND dancer, but it took him a while to be comfortable showing the world his dance skills. So we made a playlist for "Coming Alive On The Dancefloor...Show More

1:05:30 | Jun 14th, 2018

Ken Plume is a podcaster (A Bit Of A Chat) writer, and Disney superfan - he asked to do a playlist for a roadtrip to Disney, and that's exactly what we did! Follow @CoolPlaylistPod and @ElizaSkinner on twitter! Check out to find t...Show More

1:10:17 | Jun 6th, 2018

Erin Whitehead is a comedian and writer and member of "Wild Horses" improv/comedy group. She wanted to make a very specific makeout mix - a "SECRET makeout mix". What does that mean? Listen and find out. WARNING THIS PLAYLIST IS VERY SEXY - CLEAR YOU...Show More

1:30:18 | May 29th, 2018

Cameron Esposito is a comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host (Queery, Put Your Hands Together). We created a playlist for a gay prom that covers all the bases - getting ready, romantic moments, painful breakups, and full-on butt-shaking dancing. W...Show More

1:23:23 | May 23rd, 2018

Julian Velard is a killer musician and a new dad. He's also a show favorite - with songs on two of our previous playlists AND a performance on the live "Office Karaoke Night" episode! He wanted to create a playlist for "Dad's Night In"... so that's w...Show More

52:25 | May 15th, 2018

Its a special episode of Cool Playlist because this one was LIVE! Before a live audience at The Virgil, we talked about what songs we would sing at an office karaoke night and then SANG them with special guests Demi Adejuyigbe, Erin Whitehead, and Br...Show More

1:29:45 | May 8th, 2018

Dan Gregor and Doug Mand have written for How I Met Your Mother, The Comedians, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Most recently, they wrote a movie- that Dan directed, and Doug co-starred in (alongside Adam Pally & Rachel Bloom) - called Most Likely To Murder...Show More

1:15:04 | Apr 24th, 2018

Paul F Tompkins - hilarious comic, beloved voice actor (Bojack Horseman, Bob's Burgers), podcast king (Spontaneanation, Threesome) - is one of the most delightful people you can spend an hour talking to. An hour and 15 minutes?? EVEN BETTER. We made ...Show More

1:38:58 | Apr 17th, 2018

Chantal Claret is a musician (Morningwood), actor (Love) and lover of the macabre! So we created a playlist for a funeral. Who’s funeral? Chantal’s. And Eliza’s. It’s a double funeral. Get ready to throw some roses on our corpses and dance. Follow @C...Show More

1:00:54 | Apr 10th, 2018

Today's episode is the FIRST Cool Playlist ever recorded! Kara Klenk is a hilarious stand-up comic who has toured the country and run successful live shows in NYC and LA. She started comedy in 2008, and it changed her life. So we made a Pre-show Play...Show More

1:09:03 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Utkarsh Ambudkar is a good pal and a great actor (known for his many roles, including Mindy Kahling's brother Rishi on The Mindy Project, and Donald in Pitch Perfect). But he's also a killer MC - UTK the INC - who used to frequent rap battles in New ...Show More

1:33:15 | Mar 27th, 2018

Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson, Beastie Boys) is a drummer, former punk kid, and producer for the Late Late Show with James Corden. She came by to share stories about being in bands and hanging with Joan Jett, and to make a 90s-heavy playlist fo...Show More

1:51:40 | Mar 20th, 2018

Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim, Hot Fuzz) is a writer and director, especially known for his brilliant use of music in film. So clearly we had to create a thoughtful playlist about great musical moments in movies... YEAH RIGHT we made a pla...Show More

1:22:02 | Mar 16th, 2018

Comedian Will Weldon (Just For Laughs, This Isn't Funny) is very funny and used to co-host a podcast with Eliza. So if you like listening to comedian pals clowning around - this is the episode for you! Especially if you ALSO like eating fast food alo...Show More

1:04:05 | Mar 13th, 2018

Jackie Johnson (Natch Beaut, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is an actress, a singer, a firecracker, a beauty guru, and your kooky southern aunt all rolled into one. She is also a big fan of PANK and all things girly - so we made a playlist for Getting Ready Fo...Show More

1:13:54 | Mar 9th, 2018

Bobby Moynihan (SNL, Me Myself & I, Secret Life Of Pets) is the best - what else can we say about him?! He's not just a hilarious TV & movie star, he's also just legit one of the most delightful guys around. To get as much done as he does, you have t...Show More

1:19:28 | Mar 6th, 2018

Demi Adejuyigbe (Gilmore Guys, The Good Place) is a both a fan of and creator of music - as you can hear on his podcast Punch Up The Jam. He creates amazing end credit songs which - if you haven't heard them, go to his Twitter account and get RIGHT o...Show More

1:15:07 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Emily V Gordon (Big Sick, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) is a writer, producer, wonderful person, OSCAR NOMINEE, and deep feeler of feelings - so we created a playlist for Walking Around After A Break-up. We've all loved and lost, but these song...Show More

1:21:37 | Feb 27th, 2018

Ian Karmel (Conan, Chelsea Lately) is a touring comic and sometimes Eliza's travel buddy (TRU FACT, GUYZ). Whether it's flying home to Portland, to New York to work on an awards show, or to a comedy festival, Ian has taken more than his fair share of...Show More

1:12:07 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Aisling Bea (Hard Sun, The Fall) has conquered the comedy worlds in Ireland and England and is fast taking over the US also -- but even she still has disappointing days sometimes. So we made a playlist for coming home at the end of a disappointing da...Show More

52:10 | Feb 20th, 2018

Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade, Young & Hungry, Modern Family) is a comedian, actor, and an Emmy-winning writer. He also used to share an office at Funny or Die with Eliza. Neither of them have any business being in a barfight, but they made a playlist f...Show More

1:16:15 | Feb 16th, 2018

Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata: Pizza Mind) is an ace actress, comedian, writer, director, musician, improvisor and producer - basically she's got comedy superpowers. So we made a list for finding out you have superpowers, and fi...Show More

1:27:43 | Feb 13th, 2018

Jonah Ray (MST3K The Return, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) is a lover of music and a lover of love, so we created a playlist for the lovelorn lovers - Getting Over A Crush. Hopefully this playlist will keep you company while you wallow, but als...Show More

1:20:07 | Feb 9th, 2018

Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, Big Bang Theory) is a joy and a delight AND a musical theater fan, so we had to create a Broadway-based list! The most popular Broadway shows often have a daily lottery, or rush, for cheap tickets to allow devoted fan...Show More

1:21:36 | Feb 6th, 2018

Comedian Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife, Adam Ruins Everything) is a big fan of baseball, skateboarding, comedy, her wife & dog, malls, and 1992. So we devoted our playlist to the latter two! We talk kid independence, Limited 2, and disgusting pre-teen h...Show More

52:43 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Welcome to the first episode of Cool Playlist! Comedian April Richardson (@midnight, Chelsea Lately) is NOT goth. Or married. And neither is Eliza. But we made a playlist for a goth wedding anyway. Forgive us, oh Counsel of Goths! Follow @CoolPlaylis...Show More

02:29 | Jan 30th, 2018

On “Cool Playlist”, host Eliza Skinner and a guest create a playlist for a specific life event, moment, or occasion.