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Earwolf & Susan Orlean, Sarah Thyre

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Writer Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, The New Yorker) and actor Sarah Thyre (Strangers with Candy, Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien) co-host CRYBABIES, a deeply funny, often intimate, and surprisingly moving podcast about the things that make us cry. Eac...Show More
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1:09:06 | Aug 21st, 2015

Sarah and Susan get into a real heavy discussion of “Before I Go,” a letter by Paul Kalanithi, a young surgeon who describes living with metastatic lung cancer and addresses his baby daughter as well as The Flaming Lips “Do You Realize??” Then, proli...Show More

1:06:35 | Mar 12th

Special guests Michael Ian Black (Obscure, The State), Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers), and Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story) join Sarah and Susan for a special Crybabies episode recorded live from the Richard B. Fisher Center for ...Show More
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1:12:45 | May 10th, 2018

Esteemed writer Malcolm Gladwell (Revisionist History Podcast, The New Yorker) joins Sarah and Susan for Crybabies live from the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. They talk about the opening stanza from Billy Bragg’s “...Show More
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1:04:08 | Apr 26th, 2018

Emily Nussbaum, the Pulitzer prize winning television critic for The New Yorker joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Kathy Mattea’s “Where’ve You Been?”, the 1982 “Just because I love you Mom” Bell Telephone ad, “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2, a...Show More
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42:29 | Apr 12th, 2018

Oscar nominated married couple/writers/actors/comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick) join Sarah and Susan to talk about their thought process behind the sex scenes in their film The Big Sick, Danny & Annie, Peter Bjorn & John’s ...Show More
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48:25 | Mar 29th, 2018

Comedian Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall, Hannibal) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” by Al Green, the death of Nancy in Oliver Twist, “The Killing of Georgie” by Rod Stewart, the I Got The Bullets! scene from...Show More
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43:25 | Mar 15th, 2018

Actor, comedian, all around talent John Early (TBS’ Search Party) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about “Softly and Tenderly” from Junebug, Hamm Samwich’s “Bicycle,” the Tomorrow scene from Serial Mom, and Molly Shannon in Year of the Dog. Th...Show More
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43:47 | Mar 1st, 2018

Actress, singer, Broadway hoofer, and author Joely Fisher (Ellen, ’Til Death) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about her book Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures, her family Eddie Fisher, Connie Stevens, and Carrie Fisher, Aimee Mann...Show More
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48:27 | Feb 15th, 2018

Actor Busy Philipps joins Susan and Sarah to talk about crying in restaurants, the monologue by Elio’s Dad, Mr. Perlman, in “Call Me By Your Name” by Andre Aciman, “Does Not Suffice” by Joanna Newsom, the poem “Good Bones” by Maggie Smith, and “Guilt...Show More
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40:50 | Feb 1st, 2018

Comedians, actors, and married couple Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook join Sarah and Susan to talk about the ending part of Okja, Anne of Green Gables, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Whitney Houston singing “I Will Always Love You.” This episode i...Show More
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40:03 | Jan 18th, 2018

Writer, actor, comedian, activist Mo Gaffney (Absolutely Fabulous) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Jose Carrera singing “Maria” from Westside Story, Terms of Endearment, “Funeral Blues” by W.H. Auden, and Bette Midler’s “Stay With Me Baby.” ...Show More
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35:10 | Jan 4th, 2018

Writer and essayist Carina Chocano (You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Mixed Messages) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Babe when he finds out his mom is dead, PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me,” Eternal Sunshine of the ...Show More
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48:33 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Ruth Reichl, the esteemed chef, food editor, and beautiful writer of words for Gourmet Magazine and LA Times joins Sarah and Susan to talk about the 2016 Olympic Moms ad by Procter and Gamble, the poem The Gaffe by CK Williams, the short story The St...Show More
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51:10 | Nov 9th, 2017

Journalist/author Anne Kreamer (It’s Always Personal) and novelist Kurt Andersen (Studio 360, Fantasyland) join Sarah and Susan to talk about Angie Thomas and TLC, Friday Night Lights, David Carr, and Homeward Bound. This episode is brought to yo...Show More
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45:07 | Oct 26th, 2017

Incredibly successful model and singer Theda Hammell joins Sarah and Susan to talk about “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods, Randy Newman’s “Marie,” Good Ophelia, Bad Ophelia, and Anna Vissi’s “Treno.” This episode is brought to you by...Show More
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35:12 | Oct 12th, 2017

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Otis Redding’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Frank Sinatra and Count Basie doing “Fly Me to the Moon,” Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, and Prince’s live guitar so...Show More
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41:48 | Sep 28th, 2017

Actress Shannon Woodward joins Sarah and Susan to talk about the end of My Girl 2, The Wear Sunscreen speech from the Chicago Tribune that Baz Luhrmann turned into a song, and Ryan Adams’ “Dear Chicago.” This episode is brought to you by Ad...Show More
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57:59 | Sep 14th, 2017

Screenwriter and director Craig Mazin (Identify Thief, The Hangover Part II) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Field of Dreams, Of Mice And Men, and Awakenings. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/crybabies).
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39:04 | Aug 31st, 2017

Comedian Chris Fleming (Gayle on YouTube) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Bunny going into the city for the first time in Zootopia, the Super Bowl commercial where the Dr. Pepper employee rescues the mop dog, the last scene of the 2009 film Crazy...Show More
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39:19 | Aug 17th, 2017

Actress, comedian, and writer Dannah Phirman (The Hotwives of Orlando, WordGirl, Newsreaders) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about watching Real Housewives as research for her show The Hotwives, “Traveling Soldier” by Dixie Chicks, the goodbye scene f...Show More
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43:41 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Actor, director, and screenwriter Josh Radnor joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Defending Your Life, Ram Dass’ letter to Rachel, and “Mercy” by Max Richter.This episode is brought to you by Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/CRYBABIES).
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52:48 | Jul 20th, 2017

Comedic actress and writer Annabell Gurwitch (Wherever You Go, There They Are) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Dear Evan Hansen, Moonlight, Now and Later candy, thinking about the writer David Rakoff, and much more.This episode is brought to you ...Show More
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44:18 | Jul 6th, 2017

Author Jami Attenberg (All Grown Up) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about the first episode of the last season of HBO’s Girls, 20th Century Women, and Prince’s “Purple Rain.”This episode is brought to you by Reality Bytes podcast from Jash and Care/of...Show More
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30:37 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Recorded live from South by Southwest, Jill Soloway (Transparent, I Love Dick) and senator Wendy Davis join Sarah to talk about The Lion King’s opening procession at theTony Awards, the video of people in the rotunda in the Capitol from the night of ...Show More
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1:04:55 | Jun 8th, 2017

Recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest, Adam Savage from MythBusters joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Chance the Rapper, crying at the finale of MythBusters, Haruki Murakami’s dystopian novel “1Q84,” The Abyss, and the musical Hamilton. Then,...Show More
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48:00 | May 25th, 2017

Comedian, actor, and podcaster Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about sales pitches, the 1959 Western The Horse Soldiers, romance novels, and the 1963 film Flipper. This episode is brought to you by Le Tote (www.letote...Show More
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46:55 | May 11th, 2017

Author, podcaster, and co-creator of Drop the Mic, Jensen Karp (Kanye West Owes Me $300, Get Up On This) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about growing up crying with his mom, Mike & The Mechanics’ “The Living Years,” the 1989 film Dad, Kirk Gibson’s ga...Show More
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33:22 | Apr 27th, 2017

Comedian, actor, digital influencer, and best-selling author Hannah Hart (Buffering) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about soldiers coming home videos, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and a good slow clap. This episode is brought to you by Third love (w...Show More
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53:40 | Apr 13th, 2017

Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Magnetic Fields’ “Grand Canyon,” Judy Collins’ “Send in the Clowns,” “Subway” from the original cast recording of Preludes, and much more. This episode is brought to you by Third Lo...Show More
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1:01:13 | Mar 30th, 2017

The wonderful actor and writer Mara Wilson (Where Am I Now?, Matilda) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Pulp’s “Do You Remember The First Time,” the Gamester of Ireland Is Fine segment from an episode of This American Life, The Simpsons, and Our To...Show More
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53:19 | Mar 16th, 2017

The one and only Lady Bunny, drag queen, DJ, and founder of the annual Wigstock event joins Sarah and Susan to talk about clowns, wedding crying, To Kill A Mockingbird, Precious, and Horace Faith’s “Black Pearl.” This episode is brought to you by Thi...Show More
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1:08:14 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Writer/producer Richard Kramer (Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, Nashville) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Keith Carradine’s “I’m Easy” from Nashville, DogTown Pit bull rescue, a moment of testimony from his recent stint as a juror that made ...Show More
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45:35 | Feb 16th, 2017

Acclaimed novelist and NY Times Bestselling author Marisa Silver (Little Nothing) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor, “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” by Randy Newman, childhood themes, the last chapter of Winnie the ...Show More
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58:14 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Comedian Kyle Kinane joins Sarah and Susan to talk about seeing LCD Soundsystem at Outside Lands, watching the movie The Bucket List while in Las Vegas, and walking around 30 Rock alone after taping The Tonight Show. This episode is brought to you by...Show More
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53:27 | Jan 19th, 2017

Comedian, author, and podcaster Negin Farsad (Fake the Nation , How to Make White People Laugh) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about having to cry for the movie 3rd Street Blackout, crying onstage while performing stand-up, Grey's Anatomy, Me and Earl...Show More
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44:27 | Jan 5th, 2017

The wonderful, warm, and witty actress Molly Shannon (Other People, HBO’s Divorce, SNL) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about "Smile" by Nat King Cole, the movies "Ponette" and "Annie," an Emily Dickinson poem, and snowy scenes.This episode is brought ...Show More
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13:12 | Dec 29th, 2016

Crybabies proudly presents a special live performance from wonderful singer-songwriter Jill Sobule (writer/producer of the show’s theme song). Recorded live at the Now Hear This Festival in Anaheim, this is our gift to you listeners.
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54:31 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner (Hungry Heart, The Littlest Bigfoot) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about  Spock’s death in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, the funeral scene from “A Prayer for Owen Meany”, and “I Go Back to May 1937” by Sharon Olds...Show More
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54:56 | Dec 8th, 2016

The Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan joins Sarah and guest co-host, local improv legend Susan Messing (Second City, The Annoyance Theater, iO Theater) live at the Chicago Podcast Festival to talk about John Prine’s “Hello In There,” A River Runs ...Show More
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48:27 | Nov 24th, 2016

Comedian and writer Louis Virtel joins Sarah and Susan to talk about The Carpenters “I’m Caught Between, Goodbye And I Love You,” Other People, Cate Blanchett in Carol, Ordinary People, and “Satisfied” from Hamilton the Musical. Happy Thanksgiving!Th...Show More
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41:16 | Nov 10th, 2016

Writer, comedian, actor Natasha Rothwell (The Characters on Netflix, writer for HBO’s Insecure) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Cynthia Erivo singing “I’m Here” from The Color Purple, Cheers, a Wells Fargo commercial, and Kara Walker’s exhibit at...Show More
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41:48 | Oct 27th, 2016

Comedy writer and fellow Earwolf podcaster Travon Free (The Room Where It’s Happening, Any Given Wednesday) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about coming up on the 10th anniversary of the last time he cried real hard, Doctor Who, School of Rock the Musi...Show More
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38:13 | Oct 13th, 2016

Writer Julieanne Smolinski (Grace and Frankie, New York Magazine) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Roberta Flack's "Do What You Gotta Do,” the Katherine Ann Porter story "Pale Horse, Pale Rider,” Ken Burns' The War, and the end of The Wonder Years...Show More
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45:24 | Sep 29th, 2016

Beloved actress Melanie Lynskey (HBO's Togetherness, Heavenly Creatures) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Beyonce's "All Night" from Lemonade, the moment when Sawyer Fredericks won The Voice, Conor Oberst's "Lenders In The Temple," and the British...Show More
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39:55 | Sep 15th, 2016

The magnetic comedian Kate Berlant (The Characters on Netflix) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Bridget Everett singing "I'll Take You Home" unplugged, Patti Smith and Philip Glass doing a tribute to Allen Ginsberg, Sex and the City, and Stevie Ni...Show More
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47:56 | Sep 1st, 2016

Comedian, TV host of Scream: After Dark and author of the novel Drag Teen, Jeffery Self joins Sarah and Susan to talk about homeschooling himself growing up, The First Wives Club, Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me," Rosie O'Donnell winning a...Show More
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1:04:20 | Aug 18th, 2016

New York Magazine advice columnist for Ask Polly and author of How to Be A Person in the World, Heather Havrilesky joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Trent Harmon singing Sia's "Chandelier" on American Idol, one of her responses in her advice column...Show More
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49:29 | Aug 4th, 2016

Author, comedian, and musician Dave Hill joins Sarah and Susan to talk about musical legend Prince, Big Star's "Thirteen," memories of ice skating with his mother, The La's "There She Goes," Pedro the Lion's "Priests and Paramedics," and "Stairway to...Show More
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56:40 | Jul 21st, 2016

Comedian, actor, writer Yassir Lester (writer for HBO's Girls) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about The Jackson 5 Reunion for Motown's 25th Anniversary, Flamin' Hot Cheetos being helpful for crying, the last scene from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Bar...Show More
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51:32 | Jul 11th, 2016

Check out the first episode of the brand new Earwolf show Fake the Nation! Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and ...Show More
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55:32 | Jul 7th, 2016

Actress Maria Thayer (Those Who Can't, Eagleheart, Strangers with Candy) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about crying as a stress release, "Isn't It A Pity" by Nina Simone, a scene from perennial "Crybabies" favorite Brokeback Mountain, and the heartbr...Show More
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47:35 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Writer, director, and radio host Tom Scharpling of The Best Show joins Sarah and Susan to talk about the music of ABBA, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly performing "Por Ti Volare" from the movie Step Brothers, the movie Creed, and "Rent" by Pet Shop B...Show More
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53:20 | Jun 9th, 2016

Author and Goosebumps legend R.L. Stine joins Sarah and Susan to share stories of the times he has cried throughout his life. He generously takes us through the sincere moment he met his hero Ray Bradbury to bursting out in tears while being on a dat...Show More
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56:33 | May 26th, 2016

New Yorker writer and humorist Andy Borowitz joins Sarah and Susan to talk about turning his wife into a cryer like himself, "Christmas Time Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas, "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins, and "You've Got to Hide Your Lov...Show More
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1:26:51 | May 12th, 2016

lt's a star-studded extravaganza as Eugene Mirman, Cole Escola, Amy Sedaris, Jodi Lennon, Jon Glaser, and Ted Leo join Sarah & Susan for a special LIVE Crybabies recorded at The Bell House in New York City! Our guests share their favorite tearjerkers...Show More
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54:51 | Apr 28th, 2016

Journalist and Time contributor Joel Stein joins Sarah and Susan on this week's Crybabies! We'll see if Bruce Springsteen, Huckleberry Finn, and some old Friends are enough to get the tears rolling.
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1:01:51 | Apr 14th, 2016

Actress, director, screenwriter Illeana Douglas (Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Ghost World, To Die For) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about her book I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies, a Swedish folk song use...Show More
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1:01:57 | Mar 31st, 2016

Sarah and Susan welcome their close friend and novelist Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (The Nest) to talk about being a private cryer, Love Actually, 20 Feet From Stardom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and David Rakoff's last appearance on This American Life.
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1:09:41 | Mar 17th, 2016

Louise Post and Nina Gordon of the Chicago alt rock band Veruca Salt, join Susan and Sarah to talk about "Almost Famous," life on the road, breaking up and getting back together, Kate Bush, "Sid and Nancy," Joni Mitchell, and Debby Boone's "You Light...Show More
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47:03 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Actor, comedian, and movie critic Drew Droege joins Susan and Sarah to talk about growing up in North Carolina, Dead Poets Society, Julianne Moore, and the documentary Young@Heart.
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1:02:18 | Feb 18th, 2016

Comedian Beth Stelling joins Susan and Sarah to speak candidly about the aftermath of an abusive relationship, Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek," The Wrestler, and W. H. Auden's poem, "Funeral Blues."
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48:45 | Feb 4th, 2016

Sarah and Susan celebrate David Bowie as they discuss his music, some of which they have featured on the show. Then, New Yorker cartoonist and author Emily Flake joins Sarah and Susan to talk about The Leftovers, Peter Pan, and Tom Waits.
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57:50 | Jan 21st, 2016

The fabulous Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition & author of Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film joins Sarah and Susan to talk about The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance...Show More
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55:39 | Jan 7th, 2016

Esteemed comedian and actor Baron Vaughn of Maltin On Movies joins Sarah & Susan to talk about Chekov's The Seagull, living in the moment, Donny Hathaway, Little Giants, James Baldwin, and #BlackLivesMatter.
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56:43 | Dec 24th, 2015

Actress Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse) joins Sarah & Susan to talk about "You Is Kind, You Is Smart, You Is Important" from The Help, Martin Luther King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, and feeling abandoned. Have Yourself a Mer...Show More
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39:43 | Dec 10th, 2015

Very hilarious comedian and feminist ally Solomon Georgio joins Sarah & Susan to talk about Susanne Boyle's initial audition on Britain's Got Talent, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Michael Jackson's daughter Paris speaking at his Memorial service.
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52:40 | Nov 26th, 2015

Prolific actor James Urbaniak of "Difficult People," "Review," and "Venture Bros" joins Sarah & Susan to talk about the W.H. Auden poem "In Memory of W.B. Yeats," The Beatles, Beck, and Anne Washburn's play "10 out of 12."
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30:52 | Nov 19th, 2015

In this bonus Crybabies, Sarah Thyre brings you a special presentation of her new Howl show with Rachel Lichtman, Something Cool. The fancy lady from Chickasaw County, Bobbie Gentry rose to fame with her most memorable hit song, “Ode To Billie Joe.” ...Show More
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50:16 | Nov 13th, 2015

Comedian Eliza Skinner of the Angry Little Goats podcast join Sarah & Susan to talk about The Fox and the Hound, Wicked, [title of show], FALSETTOS!, and complicated friendships.
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1:04:04 | Oct 29th, 2015

The affianced comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher join Sarah & Susan to talk about crying cheese, being harassed a recent flight to LA from Seattle, John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane," American Pickers, and Cabaret.
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48:43 | Oct 15th, 2015

Musician, DJ, and activist Moby joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Star Trek: The Next Generation, a Volkswagen commercial, an Amtrak journey, the end of Edward Scissorhands, and crying while composing one of his own songs.
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1:00:07 | Oct 1st, 2015

The extraordinary talented Jen Kirkman and Kristen Schaal join Sarah & Susan for a special LIVE Crybabies benefitting Lady Parts Justice League! They’ll talk about Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” the big lie phenomenon, Carrie making her big speech to Ale...Show More
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46:30 | Sep 18th, 2015

Uproariously hilarious comedian and writer Guy Branum joins Sarah and Susan in New York to talk about crying when being overwhelmed with something spectacular, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Babette’s Feast, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court o...Show More
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1:08:52 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Literary powerhouses and friends in real life, the New Yorker's Hilton Als and Rookie Mag's Tavi Gevinson join Sarah and Susan to dive into the tear pool as they discuss Girlpool’s “Before the World Was Big,” Parlami d’amore, being sensitive aggressi...Show More
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56:18 | Aug 6th, 2015

Amy Poehler and Julie Klausner are a fabulous duo of writers, performers, and producers who recently collaborated on the Hulu series "Difficult People" (Julie as its creator and star, Amy as executive producer). This week they join Sarah and Susan fo...Show More
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1:03:34 | Jul 23rd, 2015

The founders of Big Gay Ice Cream, Bryan Petroff and Doug Quint join Sarah and Susan to talk about the early beginnings of Big Gay Ice Cream, “Misty Blue” by Wilma Burgess, The Ramones, 2001: A Space Odyssey live at the Met, WALL-E, Steel Magnolias, ...Show More
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1:13:02 | Jul 9th, 2015

On a super special Crybabies, Sarah and Susan welcome their children Mercy Richter and Austin Gillespie to talk about Space Oddity by David Bowie, animals dying in movies, and more. Then, the wonderfully hilarious writer, performer, and epic cryer Me...Show More
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1:05:49 | Jun 27th, 2015

Sarah and Susan talk about Franco Luambo and Cesária Évora as they share Foreign Songs in Languages they don’t understand that make them weep. Then, author of OG Dad and Permanent Midnight and writer for IFC’s Maron, Jerry Stahl joins them to discuss...Show More
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55:45 | Jun 11th, 2015

Sarah and Susan present a uniquely sad episode as they talk about songs they heard before and after the artist passed away. Then, amazing actor and voice actor extraordinaire Phil LaMarr joins them to discuss “At the Ballet” from Chorus Line, why par...Show More
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54:31 | May 28th, 2015

Sarah and Susan discuss “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Into the Woods” in their first ever Sondheim Sob Fest. Then, they welcome writer, comedian, TV/podcast host Dave Holmes to talk about why he is always on the verge of tears, Judy Kaye sing...Show More
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58:09 | May 15th, 2015

Sarah and Susan discuss the work of Elena Ferrante and Pat Barker as they go through the last books that made them cry. Then, fabulous actor and writer Stephen Tobolowsky joins Sarah & Susan to talk about collapsing in a pile of dirt and crying, a tr...Show More
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1:19:58 | Apr 30th, 2015

In a very special Mad Men episode of Crybabies, Susan and Sarah look back on previous episodes and discuss the moments a daughter sees her dad as a human being for the first time. Then they are joined by divine creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner to t...Show More
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58:47 | Apr 17th, 2015

Tears are shed as Sarah and Susan welcome Sarah’s mother Nancy Thyre to the show to chat about the biopic of Saint Francis of Assisi, Brother Sun, Sister Moon and The Elephant Man. Then they are joined by hilarious singer, comedian, writer Karen Kilg...Show More
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54:28 | Apr 2nd, 2015

Sarah and Susan discuss one of the perfectly crafted tearjerkers, Adele’s “Someone Like You.” Then, amazing radio legend and improv God, Phil Hendrie joins Sarah & Susan to talk about Phantom of the Opera’s “All I Ask of You,” The Pogues’ “Fairytale ...Show More
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1:03:29 | Mar 20th, 2015

Sarah and Susan discuss the music that makes them cry while exercising with Psychotherapist/indoor cycling instructor Elizabeth Hill. Then, they are joined by actress, comedian, and all around wonderful person Jenny Slate to talk about the things tha...Show More
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58:37 | Mar 6th, 2015

It's a special occasion this week as Susan and Sarah are joined by the composer and performer of the Crybabies theme song, singer-songwriter Jill Sobule. Jill shares some of the music that was part of her own personal soundtrack to her childhood from...Show More
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1:11:47 | Feb 20th, 2015

Susan and Sarah are joined by the comedian and actor Ian Harvie, a co-star on Amazon's Golden Globe Award-winning series TRANSPARENT. They discuss the Downton Abbey theme, "Something's Gotta Give," the finale of "Six Feet Under," and how Ian believes...Show More
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1:14:08 | Feb 6th, 2015

Sarah and Susan start off by discussing the sounds of whales singing at a spa and James Dickey’s “The Leap” as they share their Cry of the Week. Then, singer extraordinaire Susanna Hoffs joins Sarah and Susan to talk about fainting couches, “Moon Riv...Show More
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1:16:59 | Jan 23rd, 2015

Sarah and Susan have some Girl Talk as they talk about Joe Jackson’s “It’s Different For Girls,” Neil Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon,” and the music of Disneyland. Then, Emmy award winning TV writer/comedian/author Merill Markoe joins Sarah ...Show More
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1:18:42 | Jan 9th, 2015

Sarah and Susan discuss Cinema Paradiso’s theme song, Brokeback Mountain, and The English Patient as they go through different movie/book combos that make them shed tears. Then, actor, comedian, and funny man Steve Agee joins Sarah & Susan to talk ab...Show More
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54:54 | Dec 26th, 2014

Spend your Christmas crying with Sarah, Susan, and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Sarah and Susan discuss Bonanza, The Roches, and Bladerunner as they go through their Classic Cry choices. Then, the one and only “Weird Al” Yankovic joins Sarah & Susan to talk ...Show More
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1:14:43 | Dec 12th, 2014

Sarah and Susan discuss Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story as they share their Cry of The Week. Then, funny man Andy Kindler joins Sarah & Susan to talk about being reduced to tears from watching UP on...Show More
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1:04:25 | Nov 28th, 2014

Sarah and Susan discuss New Order’s “Love Vigilantes,” The Way We Were, and Josh Brolin as they share their Old College Cry choices. Then, singer-songwriter Neko Case, a guest whose voice that has launched a thousand cries joins Sarah & Susan to talk...Show More
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1:03:30 | Nov 14th, 2014

Sarah and Susan’s Cry of the Week picks have them discuss post-sobbing remedies, Katy Perry’s “Roar,” and Andrea Bocelli’s “Con te Partiro.” They then go down memory lane as they chat about the movie The Color Purple and Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech ...Show More
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1:19:14 | Nov 4th, 2014

Welcome to Crybabies with Sarah Thyre and Susan Orlean. A show about celebrating all the things that make us cry. Sarah and Susan’s Cry of the Week choices lead them to talk about how they know each other, The Tale of Despereaux, Lou Rawls’ “Pure Ima...Show More