Trends With Benefits

Trends with Benefits

Agata, July and Gabe like to talk about what's trending out there. They find keeping up with what's current has its benefits. So there's the title explained. Also, hoe-downs.
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Cashier Me Outside with Ben Cassil

1:02:29 | Nov 14th, 2018

Comedian, writer, and TWB superfan Ben Cassil (Is This The Movie?, Convince Me, Totally Rad with Alyssa Sabo, LoserLebrities) joins us to talk about the Spice Girls reuniting, the Eye of Sauron being visible in San Francisco for Halloween, and a rock...Show More
Jazz Heads with Anastasia Vigo and Alan Eagney

1:07:24 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Our funny friends Alan Eagney and Anastasia Vigo return to talk about Pringles instant ramen, Little Caesars allegedly selling DiGiorno pizzas, and Agata and Anastasia's brand new basketball podcast Dunktown. We also give a Seattle listener dating ad...Show More
He Can F***, He Can Text with Katelyn Hempstead

1:05:36 | Oct 15th, 2018

Comedian, writer, actor, friend Katelyn Hempstead (Lizard People podcast) joins us to talk about conspiracy theories, the return of Banksy, LaCroix facing a lawsuit, and moth memes. We also give a listener snake advice in Ask Agata and check in with ...Show More
Matt Apodaca is Meechee

1:10:43 | Oct 8th, 2018

Writer/performer/funny dude Matt Apodaca (Candy Dinner Podcast, UCB-LA teams PONY and Mama) joins us to talk about Zendaya is Meechee, Will Smith bungee jumping out of a helicopter for his 50th birthday, Dunkin’ Donuts changing its name, and a Jeopar...Show More
Slippin’ ‘n’ Slidin’ with Billy Ritter

1:07:59 | Sep 19th, 2018

Comedian/actor/friend Billy Ritter joins us to get acquainted with Robo Laura Hall and to talk about Alex Trebek’s beard, a curious lion that jumps onto a safari car, and airport security trays carrying more germs than toilets. Plus, we offer a liste...Show More
On Script with Miranda Rae Hart

1:06:49 | Sep 10th, 2018

Self proclaimed “cactress” Miranda Rae Hart (The Justin Timberlake Show, Shimmy) stays on script as she joins us to talk about musicals, Disneyland serving alcohol to the public for the first time since opening, a reception desk at a hotel in Tokyo b...Show More
Big Nate with Andrew Ti

55:01 | Aug 28th, 2018

The very funny and nice Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?) joins us to talk about the #SnootChallenge, Canada’s giant Rubik’s cube, and the delicious-looking smoked watermelon. Plus, we offer reader advice on getting gifts from grandma in A...
North! with Christopher Robin

55:25 | Aug 14th, 2018

Christopher Robin (Alyssa Sabo) visits us from The Hundred Acre Wood for his first interview to talk about his latest film Christopher Robin, his many discoveries that were stolen, and the truth about Winnie-the-Pooh. We also talk about ...
69th Episode Spectacular with Mary Anthony

55:40 | Aug 2nd, 2018

The incredibly talented actor/improviser Mary Anthony (UCB-LA Harold team Leroy, Fashion Show at Lunch, Swimming Lessons) joins us to celebrate our 69th episode! We talk about the Moviepass demise, offer a listener advice on their signif...
Bumped to Pilot with Elizabeth Reichelt

52:17 | Jul 18th, 2018

Woman about town Liz Reichelt (UCB Mess Hall team Rumple, New Hotdog) joins us for another hot episode to talk about plane bae, the last Blockbuster left standing, man with the world’s longest fingernails cutting them off after 66 years,...
Tambourine Champion with David Brandyn

55:22 | Jul 11th, 2018

Very special guest David Brandyn (UCB-LA Maude Team Thirst Trap) makes his podcast debut with us to talk about the Whitney documentary, his time as a tambourine champion, an Ontario man asking $29.00 for a 6-year-old McDonald’s cheesebur...
I'd Eat That with Andy Kneis

42:36 | Apr 19th, 2018

Our funny friend Andy Kneis returns for a #AndyEdition episode of TWB! We talk about Dunkin’ Donuts’ donut fries, how Science’s dream of swapping people’s heads may one day be a reality and another very dirty trend. Plus, we offer listen...
Beefin' with Alan Santiago

59:13 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Our funny pal Alan Santiago joins us to talk about Wendy’s mixtape, Lobster and Waffles, and Toad and Toadette holding hands. Plus, we offer listener advice on phones getting in the way of a relationship in Ask Agata, we check in with Ga...
While You Were Sleeping, I Sent You A DM with Canan and Nahreen

1:11:34 | Mar 8th, 2018

Our very nice friends Nahreen Tarzi and Canan Tasci from the 2-woman sketch duo M.E. So Funny (Middle-Easterns So Funny) join us in-studio to discuss 90s rom-coms, the new earth-conscious trend plogging, and Miss Piggy’s attempts to cras...
Bad Buy with Carmen Christopher

55:05 | Feb 27th, 2018

The very funny Carmen Christopher (Little Banks on Wall Street, The Chris Gethard Show, The Special Without Brett Davis) joins us to talk about starting the overalls trend, a guy proposing at a Black Panther screening, Hoodclips, and the...
I'm Bout That Life with Ryan Cownie

1:01:22 | Feb 19th, 2018

Funny comedian friend Ryan Cownie joins us for our Big Football Sunday party! We talk Halftime holograms, call foul on the sloth referee at the Puppy Bowl, and get squeaky clean with Shower Rat. Plus, we help a forgetful fan in Ask Agata...
Yes I Did That with Andrew Clotworthy

1:06:27 | Feb 8th, 2018

Our funny friend and master composer Andrew Clotworthy joins us via the computer to talk about the Phillie Phanatic, what inspired him to make our beautiful theme song, and deep fried memes. We also talk about Somebody Touch My Spaghett,...
Wowzers with Elle Eckley

1:16:21 | Jan 15th, 2018

Improviser/actor/cape specialist Elle Eckley (I’m Susan) joins us to talk about Justin Bieber reading the bible shirtless, Popeye’s Ghost Pepper Wings, and the world’s most expensive Vodka that was stolen from a Danish bar. Also, we offe...
Croutons & Peppermint Tea with Lisa Frank

1:15:50 | Dec 25th, 2017

Whimsical entrepreneur Lisa Frank (Alyssa Sabo) joins us for her very first podcast to talk about where she got the idea for her beautiful colorful folders, a couple naming their first child after Olive Garden, and to read some of her ne...
Canuckleheads with Aman Adumer

1:03:48 | Oct 31st, 2017

Writer and performer Aman Adumer (Arcade Currency, Leroy) joins us for a special spoOoky edition of TWB to talk about living his best life in Denver, a dog that hoards money so she can pay treats for herself, and Twitter shipping Pennywi...
Google Gaga with Brad Varian

1:04:27 | Oct 10th, 2017

Our funny friend Brad Varian joins us to talk about the return of Star Trek, a David Spade mural with a Kurt Cobain quote, and to play some FMK with Chrises Pine, Evans and Pratt. Also, we offer advice on being a more responsible adult i...
Whoops! with Jack Gilbert

1:11:20 | Sep 25th, 2017

Funny boy Jack Gilbert joins us to talk about the 2017 Emmys, the reveal that Super Mario has nipples, what our wing, and high school photo costumes. Then, we offer relationship advice in Ask Agata and we take a gander at Zits during Jul...
My Best Poop's Wedding with Andrew Lindh

1:11:14 | Sep 15th, 2017

Sick comedian philanthropist Andrew Lindh (The Justin Timberlake Show) joins us to talk about Instagram’s algorithm, a woman on a Tinder date getting stuck in a window trying to retrieve her own poop, and scientists developing pink color...
Inside the Computer with Caroline and Josh

1:03:59 | Sep 5th, 2017

Special ep alert: Really cool cats Josh Jacob and Caroline Creaghead join us from Here Channel in Cincinnati to talk YouTube celebs, what’s going on in the Chinese military and Netflix weed strains. We figure out what to do when a cat is...
Outhouse Steakback with George Barber

1:06:45 | Aug 10th, 2017

Comedian. Performer. Your friend and ours. George Barber joins us to talk about maple syrup, moving away from LA, the Outback Steakhouse conspiracy theory, and the return of McDonald’s Mulan Szechuan sauce. Ask Agata explains how to have...
Bagel Dogs with Courtney Sevener

1:00:55 | Jul 13th, 2017

The gang is joined by the very funny Courtney Sevener for a fun ep where we tackle ugly dogs and Prada paperclips. Ask Agata answers your TP questions and July’s Funny Pages dives into Garfield. We finish with a game of Tweety Little Lia...
Wholesome Memes with Jane Kim

46:07 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Our funny friend and improviser Jane Kim (Bomb Pop, Swimming Lessons, Fashion Show at Lunch) joins us to talk about GIF recipes, Cuca the Alligator, and Michael Phelps racing a great white shark. Plus, we offer advice to a jokester in As...
50th Episode Spectacular with Annabel Seymour and Claudio Saavedra

1:01:16 | Jun 1st, 2017

Funny friends and improvisers Annabel Seymour and Claudio Saavedra join us to talk about The Rock wanting to be president, Young Sheldon, Omar aka the world’s largest cat, and we call up Trump Boy. Plus, we offer marriage playlist advice...
No Noobs with Greggy and Alex

55:48 | May 25th, 2017

Bad boys of podcasting Greggy and Alex (Podcasts Are Wonderful) join us to talk about the Wendy’s chicken-nugget boy, fidget spinners, and New Mexico police chasing an emu on a stopped highway. Plus, we offer advice on toughening up your...
Unicorn Toast with Alyssa Sabo

51:14 | May 15th, 2017

The very funny Alyssa Sabo joins us to chat about hanging with Drew Carey on The Price Is Right, Facebook TV, and unicorn toast. Later, Lisa Frank stops by to show us her special folders. Plus, we offer advice on whether it is wise for a...
Scott Aukerman Wears A Purple Checkered Button-Down Shirt

1:13:35 | May 8th, 2017

Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins us to chat about Taco Bell launching test kitchen tasting menu dinners in Orange County, the disastrous Fyre Festival, and to take a BuzzFeed quiz on what British words mean. Plus, we share the b...
Island Time with Kody Schmidt and Jeremy Culhane

1:14:11 | May 1st, 2017

Cool kids Kody Schmidt and Jeremy Culhane join us to chat about Harry Styles’s new single "Sign of the Times," Ford designing a smart crib that replicates car rides, and Sunday best outfits. Plus, we decide if burgers are better with 3 b...
Seal Saga with Bridget

1:04:57 | Apr 24th, 2017

This week on Trends with Benefits, our number one fan (and Agata's cousin) Bridget joins us to talk about all the new emojis, The Fate of the Furious, and Shrek 5 reinventing the franchise. Agata helps someone with social media problems ...
Juicy Insiders with Greg Giebel

1:16:06 | Mar 29th, 2017

The very nice and friendly party boy Greg Giebel (UCBTLA) joins us to chat about engaging in comments sections, zookeepers in pee-soaked panda costumes, toilet seat covers, and bad frat boy behavior. Plus, we decide if it’s cool to talk ...
Shrek Before and After with Brian Bakos

51:18 | Mar 21st, 2017

Our funny friend Brian Bakos (The UPN Show) joins us to chat about the memes of the ‘90s, a teen who ran over 5 miles for an adorable promposal, and raw cookie dough being Toronto’s newest food trend. Plus, we offer haircut advice in Ask...
Fever Pitch: Criterion Edition with Cody Ziglar

58:40 | Mar 6th, 2017

Cody Ziglar (UCB Comedy podcast producer, Director at Bing Bong Industries, The 2nd Team podcast) joins us to chat about the Hollywood Walk of Fame, McDonald’s testing a snow crab sandwich and the return of Lasagna Cat after 9 years. Plu...
Buddha Pillows with Sommer Branham

1:05:54 | Feb 24th, 2017

Our funny friend Sommer Branham (TTYD Minute Podcast, Yo Tambien) joins us to chat about Beyonce announcing her pregnancy with TWiiiiiiiiiiiiiins, Burger King employees selling weed through the drive-thru, adorable fennec foxes, and monk...
Funny Sex T-Shirts

43:08 | Feb 7th, 2017

Agata, Gabe, July, and Robo Laura Hall are back for a classic 2017 episode in which they talk about Robo Laura Hall’s favorite ‘80s movies, Turkish chef sensation Salt Bae, The 1,000 Degree Knife Challenge, and Super Mario Odyssey. We al...
#AndyEdition with Andy Kneis

1:10:58 | Jan 27th, 2017

Trend Gremlin Andy Kneis joins us once again to talk about something big trending in Gabe’s life, New York Guy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and determine the best Super Mario characters. Plus, we help a listener with road trip advice i...
Back in the Habit with Jeff Wysaski

55:12 | Dec 14th, 2016

Our funny friend Jeff Wysaski (Obvious Plant, joins us to chat about memes, Christmas penguins in Japan, Rick Astley covering the Foo Fighters, Kanye West, and Shigeru Miyamoto jamming out with The Roots after his stan...
Sport Talk with Alan Eagney and Andy Kneis

1:08:47 | Nov 30th, 2016

Our friend Alan Eagney came all the way from Ireland to join us (and pal Andy Kneis) to explore the hilarious differences between our two countries, and discuss trends such as Grumpy Cat's Broadway debut in Cats, a Frenchman's meltdown a...
Matt Gourley's Deepest Cuts

43:06 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Matt Gourley (I Was There Too, Superego, Pistol Shrimps Radio, Drunk History) joins the trendheads to talk about Robo Laura Hall’s favorite of his acting roles, I Love Lucy’s 65th Anniversary, scary movies, the age old debate of New York...
Comparing Husbands with Jake Jabbour

1:02:51 | Nov 1st, 2016

We've got funny boy Jake Jabbour (The Meat Improv podcast, We're Gross with Gilli Nissim) on today's ep, joining the trendheads to tackle a potential husband swapping in Ask Agata, discuss some hot-off-the-griddle trends like Trump, frie...
Our First Sponsored Episode with Kenny Stevenson

51:32 | Oct 24th, 2016

Actor/writer Kenny Stevenson (DC Hollywood for Ugly People, The UCB Show, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Gabe and July to talk about impersonating Mike Pence on the great Hard Nation podcast, a Vladimir Putin “Peacemaker” banner hung from the...
Public Domain with Lauren Tyree

58:44 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Our wonderful friend Lauren Tyree (Earwolf, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) returns to the Help House to talk trends with us. We touch on the Gawk Debac, participate in #DescribeYourselfInThreeFictionalCharacters, and determine our collecti...
The Three Slimers Club with Anastasia Vigo and Andy Kneis

59:06 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Trend friends Anastasia Vigo and Andy Kneis are back to talk about the lore/lure of Pokemons, jam out to the new Ghostbusters theme, and meet Trump Boy. We also offer advice to a listener with trash for a roommate in Ask Agata and we get...

47:49 | Jul 6th, 2016

Agata, Gabe, July, and Robo Laura Hall are back for a classic episode in which they talk about Robo Laura Hall's big upgrade, breaking news on Louis Tomlinson, The Twix Challenge, and an adorable Google search by a Grandmother that went ...
Pope's Intern Meets Gay Cowboy Bongs with Ele Woods

53:15 | May 15th, 2016

Our trend friend Ele Woods (Bad Business, UCB Maude team The Bus) returns to talk about being a part of the Super Bowl, an adorable pet arctic fox that laughs like a human, and The Pope joining Instagram. Plus, we offer expert dating adv...
Gigantic Bug with Nick Wiger

50:46 | Apr 5th, 2016

We're joined by Nick Wiger, super friendly and trendy head writer of Fox's new sketch show Party Over Here and co-host of the Doughboys podcast. This week we're talking about Sad Grandpas eating burgers, the massive implications of Hulk ...
Time Experts with Billy Merritt

1:01:35 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Actor and improviser Billy Merritt (Make That Sandwich, The Smokes, The Swarm) joins Agata, Gabe and July to talk about his Pirate/Robot/Ninja improv theory, short-form and long-form improv, daylight saving time, Ariana Grande swearing ...
Hello NSA with Aly Monroe

51:15 | Mar 14th, 2016

Our trend friend Aly Monroe joins us to talk cool older white lady celebs, the child friendly search engine Kiddle, and Star Wars. Then, we offer advice on getting more likes on social media in Ask Agata and we catch up with Family Circu...
Friendentine's Day with Andy Greene

1:11:06 | Feb 19th, 2016

Our friendentine Andy Greene of the Gossip Guys podcast joins us to talk Groundhog Day, #RIPTwitter, and the Sea Lion that took a booth at a San Diego restaurant at the beach. Then, we offer advice on haircuts in Ask Agata, we see what M...
Yoinks Indeed with Mike Mitchell

1:27:01 | Nov 13th, 2015

Mike Mitchell aka The Spoonman of the wonderful Doughboys podcast and sketch group The Birthday Boys joins the TWB gang to talk about getting pranked by his roommate Jack Allison on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Trump on SNL, our favorite aliens, a...
Yacht Party with Adam Rost

56:40 | Nov 7th, 2015

This week, the TWB crew is joined again by our funny friend Adam Rost to talk The X-Files, a generous pizza tip, and a Gilmore Girls reunion. Then, Ask Agata delves into yacht parties and July's Funny Pages tackles Pearls Before Swine. A...
Naughty Shredder with Andrea Tomingas

54:50 | Oct 15th, 2015

This week, the TWB gang is joined by the lovely Andrea Tomingas to tackle some current trends, including Peeple, phubbing, real-life Santa Claus, and #MeanGirlsDay. Ask Agata asks about burger mascots and July's Funny Pages delves into t...
Red Pandamonium

53:33 | Oct 3rd, 2015

The Trenefits crew are back to talk about those Angry Birds on the silver screen, Peter Dinklage spitting gum into his wife’s mouth at the Emmys, and the bite-sized red panda making his debut at the Detroit Zoo. Plus, Texas business cult...
Grumpy Gorillaz with Anastasia Vigo

1:16:37 | Aug 12th, 2015

The TWB gang is joined again by our good friend Anastasia Vigo to talk about Daddy Tomlinson, going to our first 1D concert, and irritable zoo animals. This week, Ask Agata goes into the secrets of Disneyland, July's Funny Pages tackles ...
Half Man / Half Mole with Greggy Hockstetler

53:35 | Jul 14th, 2015

Yeah c'mon girl! The host of Podcasts Are Wonderful and our cyber pal Greggy Hockstetler joins us to talk about his themed family nights, President Obama on WTF, Michael Jackson’s legacy, and Jason Statham coming back for Furious 8. We a...
Biblical Listicle with Brett Morris

58:17 | Jun 15th, 2015

Our good buddy/musician/Lead Earwolf Engineer Brett Morris joins us for a chat about President Obama joining Twitter, an 11 year-old graduating college, the D.A.R.E. program, and the Full House reboot. Plus, we offer some boss advice dur...
Ghee Fieri with Anastasia Vigo & Tim Treese

55:35 | May 29th, 2015

Our friendly friends Anastasia Vigo & Tim Treese join the TWB crew to talk about The Edge falling off an edge in concert, Mad Men ending, a West Virginia teacher who screened Fifty Shades of Grey to her high school students, and two sist...
Board Certified Bitch

38:06 | May 15th, 2015

The trend friends are reunited to talk about what real moms want, Professor X's hair, and a very sexually inappropriate school. Plus, culinary questions in Ask Agata, and an uncomfortable Mary Worth in July's Funny Pages. Also, hoe-downs.
Adult Directioners with D'Arcy Carden

1:15:16 | Apr 18th, 2015

The TWB crew sit down with the lovely and hilarious D'Arcy Carden (from Broad City and UCB's ASSSSCAT and Search History) to discuss, at length, One Direction. They also spend some time with the Foxtrot family in July's Funny Pages, answ...
Loose Ballers with Andy Kneis and Adam Rost

59:28 | Apr 11th, 2015

Our good friends Andy Kneis & Adam Rost join the TWB crew to talk about earthquakes, Celebrity Name Game with Craig Ferguson, the Lucille Ball statue, and the Apple Watch. We also help everyone addicted to internet quiz games in Ask Agat...
I Love My Haters with Sean Clements

1:04:37 | Apr 1st, 2015

Agata, Gabe, and July are joined by the very funny Sean Clements, co-host of Hollywood Handbook and writer on Workaholics for a chat about current internet lingo, his time on the UCB improv competition show Project Improviser and the Bie...
Jackoff All Trades with Eric Romer

56:20 | Mar 27th, 2015

The TWB crew is proud to welcome great friend/funny chum Eric Romer to discuss $69 plane fares, Dice Clay’s comeback, and the Fast & Furious ride. We also help out some folks with their co-worker issue in Ask Agata, travel to the world o...
Bananers with Rich Camp

44:13 | Mar 20th, 2015

The TWB crew is joined by funny boy Rich Camp to discuss snow globe life, spider bananers that have a special side effect, and a spoOoOky Friday the 13th story. We also help out some folks with their sex couch issue in Ask Agata and try ...
Corporate Nurse with Hayes Davenport

54:51 | Mar 11th, 2015

The TWB crew is excited to welcome Hayes Davenport, hilarious co-host of Hollywood Handbook and writer on Eastbound & Down and Family Guy. We weigh in on workplace drama in Ask Agata, discuss the trending topics including International W...
Banksy Kisses

50:13 | Mar 5th, 2015

The TWB gang is back in-studio to discuss Disneyland ghosts, call out Banksy on his bad dating habits, and explore the disturbing trend of owl attacks. Plus, Agata saves more babies in Ask Agata, and Dennis menaces July's Funny Pages. Al...
Raw Eggs No Husband

27:48 | Feb 19th, 2015

Agata called in sick to TWB-HQ, so it's just the guys this week, discussing #SNL40, #FiftyShades and #RawEggsAndNoHusband. Plus, we catch up with Spider-Man and Mysterio on July's Funny Pages. Also, hoe-downs!
Horny, The Owl with Ele Woods and Savannah Nix

1:01:12 | Feb 12th, 2015

Your favorite threesome is joined by two funny ladies, Ele Woods and Savannah Nix, to talk about Valentine's Day (the film) and say a tearful goodbye to Jon Stewart. Then, Agata gives advice about falling in love with a roommate, July re...
Baby Bop Memories with Malina MF

50:19 | Feb 4th, 2015

Fun cool gal pal Malina MF joins us on this Baby-Boppin' episode of TWB, in which we discuss the Super Bowl halftime show, Helen Mirren on the subway, and mysterious condom packages. Also, we take a couple of questions for Ask Agata, bre...
Pixxa Party

37:06 | Jan 29th, 2015

The TWB pals talk about the special guests at the live tapings of Whose Line is it Anyway?, pixxa trends, and meet the Burger King. We also learn more about Ziggy’s bathroom time in July’s Funny Pages and find out how to not look too exc...

46:22 | Jan 19th, 2015

On a guest-free TWB, we talk about the rules of football, live tapings of Whose Line is it Anyway? and Sharknado 3. We also get to know Agata's alter ego, Wagata. Plus, we review a fan-submitted comic in July's Funny Pages, answer a love...
Doo-Doo Water with Lauren Tyree

55:50 | Jan 9th, 2015

Our very charming and funny friend Lauren Tyree joins us for a cast where we discuss Coachella, Drake at The Comedy Store and Bill Gates drinking water from human waste. We spend some quality time with Dilbert in July's Funny Pages, talk...
Monkeys Two Ways

29:05 | Dec 31st, 2014

While Agata's away, the fellas tackle some timely trends for the final week of 2014. Or 1957. We discuss monkeys two ways, Christmas tree-eating goats, and read some of July's Funny Pages. Also, hoe-downs.
Goof Troop with Andy Kneis

45:08 | Dec 15th, 2014

Our friend Andy Kneis joins us for a podcast about horizontal elevators, Maru, The Batmobile, and the new Star Wars trailer. Plus, we laugh along with July's Funny Pages, help some lost souls in Ask Agata, and play Guess Which Celebrity ...
Porn Drones with Cody Skully

46:31 | Nov 21st, 2014

In this episode, the gang welcomes Earwolf engineer Cody Skully (aka Ramhand) for a chat about drones, dinosaurs and astral projection. Plus, July's Funny Pages, a game of "Who Tweeted It?" and advice questions for Ask Agata. Also, hoe-d...