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SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins

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SPONTANEANATION WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to narrative sketch. Join Paul, his special guests, his incredibly talented improviser friends, and accompanist Eban Schletter for an hour of comedy th...Show More

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184 Amusement Park (w/ Kether Donohue, Shaun Diston, Mandell Maughan, Carl Tart)

1:15:36 | Oct 1st, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins is glad to be welcoming all back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Kether Donohue of You’re the Worst! Kether chats about which album she would recreate in a studio as the lead singer, why she got kicked out ...Show More

181 San Diego Comic-Con: Live from Philly (w/ Ariell Johnson, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney)

1:04:50 | Sep 10th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the wonderful crowd of Philadelphia to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse owner Ariell Johnson! Ariell chats about what her first pet’s name was, all of her fish she had grow...Show More

148 Wisconsin: Live from The Bell House (w/ Erin Gloria Ryan, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:15:36 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes clappers and wooers to Spontaneanation live at the Bell House in Brooklyn! This time out, Paul’s special guest is senior editor for The Daily Beast, Erin Gloria Ryan! Erin chats about whether she is excited for the singulari...Show More

115 Labyrinth (w/ Kristian Bruun, Stephanie Courtney, Shaun Diston, Little Janet Varney)

1:18:03 | Jun 5th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to the beginning of a new episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! They chat about what Kristian's worst encounter with a stranger was, what clever nickna...Show More

200 Charleston, South Carolina (w/ Busy Philipps, Maria Blasucci, Craig Cackowski, Eugene Cordero, Shaun Diston, Amanda Lund, Tawny Newsome, Colleen Smith, Carl Tart, Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique)

1:43:12 | Jan 21st

Paul F. Tompkins says hello and goodbye on this edition of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s very special guest is Spontaneanation’s first and final guest, Busy Philipps of Busy Tonight! They chat about what Busy’s themed restaurant would be and...Show More

199 The Jail Underneath Disneyland (w/ Eban Schletter, Sarah Burns, Nyima Funk, Victor Yerrid)

1:18:23 | Jan 14th

Paul F. Tompkins pleases theme song rippers on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s very special guest is Spontaneanation’s own Eban Schletter! Then, they are joined by improvisers Sarah Burns, Nyima Funk, and Victor Yerrid, to improvis...Show More

198 In a Magician’s Apartment (w/ Open Mike Eagle, Ally Beardsley, Chris Grace, Jacquis Neal)

1:07:36 | Jan 7th

Paul F. Tompkins has some fun laughing and welcoming listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle! Then, they are joined by improvisers Ally Beardsley, Chris Grace, and Jacquis Neal, ...Show More

197 A New Year’s Day Brunch at a Hotel Restaurant (w/ Dave Holmes, Laci Mosley, Oscar Montoya, Santina Muha)

1:15:02 | Dec 31st, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners on the eve of a New Year back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is comedian Dave Holmes of Homophilia! Then, they are joined by improvisers Laci Mosley, Oscar Montoya, and Santina Muha,...Show More

196 Inside the Organist's Room at a Baseball Stadium (w/ The WorkJuice Players: Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Little Janet Varney)

1:23:10 | Dec 24th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins wishes listeners a very Merry Christmas on a new Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guests are The WorkJuice Players aka Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, and Little Jane...Show More

195 Orlando, Florida: Live from The Bell House (w/ Matt Rogers, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome)

1:05:46 | Dec 17th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas! Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero and Tawny Newsome, to im...Show More

194 Parking Lot At A Phish Concert: Live from The Bell House (w/ Natalie Walker, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome)

1:07:38 | Dec 10th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes theatre patrons and listeners at home back to Spontaneanation live from The Bell House in Brooklyn! This time out, Paul’s special guest is singer/actress Natalie Walker! Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero an...Show More

193 1910s Home Being Renovated In Hudson River Valley (w/ Erin Gibson, Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:25:46 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins loves that he caught you listening to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade! Erin chats about which weapon she would prefer be used to kill her, why ghosts aren’t afraid of techn...Show More

192 Hospital Parking Lot (w/ Patti Harrison, Shulie Cowen, Chad Westbrook, Ify Nwadiwe)

1:20:07 | Nov 26th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins cries tears of joy as he welcomes everyone back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian/writer/actor Patti Harrison! Patti chats about which neighborhood she would be in Los Angeles and New York, why she h...Show More

191 Grandma’s Kitchen (w/ Vella Lovell, Kimia Behpoornia, Edgar Momplaisir, Carla Cackowski)

1:15:24 | Nov 19th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends (old and new) back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress Vella Lovell of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! Vella chats about which celebrity she would like to die in the arms of, the movie Hook, and b...Show More

190 Target (w/ Jameela Jamil, Maribeth Monroe, Marc Evan Jackson)

1:10:07 | Nov 12th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins says “I love you” and welcomes you back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress Jameela Jamil of The Good Place! Jameela chats about where she plans to spend the apocalypse, Target being her favorite place ...Show More

189 A Jiffy Lube Waiting Room (w/ Kara R. Brown, Jaime Moyer, Mary Sohn, Tim Baltz)

1:10:20 | Nov 5th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all including Daredevil to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is writer and co-host of “Keep It,” Kara R. Brown! Kara chats about who is her secret crush right now, getting the first ever Distinguished Alum...Show More

188 A Train Platform: Live from London (w/ Starlee Kine, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:09:02 | Oct 29th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the live London audience to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is broadcaster/writer/nice person Starlee Kine! Starlee chats about her relationship with God, her sister’s Shakeology phase, and recently havi...Show More

187 Pool In Palm Springs (w/ Trixie Mattel, Colleen Smith, Annie Savage, Oscar Montoya)

1:13:17 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ringtone rippers and everyone else back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is fantastic performer/drag superstar Trixie Mattel! Trixie chats about the last time he was in a stream, nature related likes/d...Show More

186 Hot Spring At A Discount Resort In Iceland: Live from Detroit (w/ Christophe Zajac-Denek, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:17:32 | Oct 15th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all of Detroit to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is musician and actor Christophe Zajac-Denek of Twin Peaks! Christophe chats about putting chewed up pieces of paper into light sockets when he was 5 to ...Show More

185 In Line at a Delayed Lauryn Hill Concert: Live from Detroit (w/ James Rigato, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:10:45 | Oct 8th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the beautiful crowd of Detroit to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is the proprietor of Mabel Gray, Chef James Rigato! James chats about recurring dreams that are significant to him, why goats are the har...Show More

BONUS: Let Threedom Ring

02:37 | Oct 4th, 2018

Paul, Lauren, and Scott abandon their regular show formats to spend some quality time together on a new podcast. Check out the first two episodes of Threedom in your favorite podcast app. Subscribe to Threedom to hear more free episodes every Thursd...Show More

183 Winston-Salem, North Carolina (w/ Jackie Michele Johnson, Matt Gourley, Laci Mosley, Santina Muha)

1:17:32 | Sep 24th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins makes it clear that none are unwelcome to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor/comedian Jackie Michele Johnson of Natch Beaut! Jackie chats about what conspiracy she would start, the worst dog she’s ever walk...Show More

182 Germany: Live from Philly (w/ Kae Lani, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:12:43 | Sep 17th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the wonderful crowd of Philadelphia back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Food Editor for USA Today, Kae Lani! Kae chats about her first job, how her grandfather would pull her in a Radio Flyer Red ...Show More

180 Reno, NV (w/ Kulap Vilaysack, Maribeth Monroe, Mano Agapion, Ify Nwadiwe)

1:26:52 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone abruptly back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is writer/comedian/actress Kulap Vilaysack of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$! Kulap chats about being the child of refugees, which zoo is her favori...Show More

179 Eudora, AR (w/ Jay Ellis, Gary Anthony Williams, Ryan Gaul, Jaime Moyer)

1:16:03 | Aug 27th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the distracted people back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Jay Ellis of HBO’s Insecure! Jay chats about which country is the most romantic and why, the perils of long bus rides, and his most ex...Show More

178 High School Auditorium (w/ Scott Thompson, Colleen Smith, Chris Grace, Mano Agapion)

1:13:49 | Aug 20th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins gets philosophical in welcoming listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor/comedian Scott Thompson of The Kids in the Hall! Scott chats about what song he puts on when a hookup comes over, becomin...Show More

177 Inside the Mind of a Horny Housewife (w/ Calpernia Addams, Kimia Behpoornia, Maria Blasucci, Ronnie Adrian)

1:02:10 | Aug 13th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes music lovers back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is author/actress/musician Calpernia Addams! Calpernia chats about her first memory, figuring out what was going on in pop-culture when she was younge...Show More

176 High School Graduation (w/ Sam Richardson, Ally Beardsley, Ronnie Adrian, Carl Tart)

1:15:14 | Aug 6th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you back to the good ol’ show known as Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Sam Richardson of Veep and Detroiters! Sam chats about why he is here, coming to the conclusion that he wasn’t religious w...Show More

175 Dallas (w/ Karthik Nemmani, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville)

1:03:02 | Jul 30th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you, no matter near or far, back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is winner of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Karthik Nemmani! Karthik chats about whether or not he pretends to like/read famou...Show More

174 Filthy Public Bathroom (w/ Roxane Gay, Ego Nwodim, Gary Anthony Williams, Maria Blasucci)

1:06:53 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends near and far, high and low, & big and small back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is writer/professor/author Roxane Gay! Roxane chats about what her name, personality and occupation would be if...Show More

173 Backstage at an Adult Community Center Talent Show (w/ Kaitlin Olson, Carl Tart, Jean Villepique, Marc Evan Jackson)

1:07:05 | Jul 16th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners right under the wire to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Kaitlin Olson of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The Mick! Kaitlin chats about what her spirit animal would be if she has...Show More

172 Portland, Oregon (w/ Erin Whitehead, Edgar Momplaisir, Laci Mosley)

1:10:43 | Jul 9th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins finishes up some business and welcomes listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is actor/improviser Erin Whitehead of Wild Horses! Erin chats about what she would do if she saw herself from 5 minu...Show More

171 Palm Springs (w/ Veronica Osorio, Amanda Lund, Shaun Diston, Matt Gourley)

1:11:46 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins surprises unsuspecting listeners on today’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor and improviser Veronica Osorio of the Treks and the City Podcast! Veronica chats about what she would make a souvenir penny mac...Show More

170 A Craft Fair (w/ Caitlin Gill, Tony Rodriguez, Joan Ford, Steve Szlaga)

1:05:04 | Jun 28th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins is proud of his listeners on today’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Caitlin Gill! Caitlin chats about what style concept she’s always wanted to try, living in the basement of Bobcat Goldthwa...Show More

169 Akron, OH (w/ Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Chad Westbrook, Ryan Barton, Chris Grace)

1:14:44 | Jun 25th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins is confident in welcoming back everyone to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are comedy couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Take My Wife! They chat about why you shouldn’t watch TV in the morning, Emilio E...Show More

168 Parrot Jungle, A Parrot-Only Zoo in Miami, FL (w/ Natalie Morales, Mano Agapion, Jiavani Linayao, Oscar Montoya)

1:13:25 | Jun 18th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back as Pride Month continues on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Natalie Morales of Parks and Recreation! Natalie chats about why her favorite teacher has changed over time, being give...Show More

167 Downey, CA (w/ Drew Tarver)

1:16:04 | Jun 11th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes his listeners back to the professional show known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation’s good friend Drew Tarver! Drew chats about his very very happiest memory from chil...Show More

166 Coachella VIP (w/ Stephanie Beatriz, Ally Beardsley, Travis Coles, Kimia Behpoornia)

1:19:03 | Jun 4th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all to the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Stephanie Beatriz of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and BoJack Horseman! Stephanie chats about whether she would date Nicole Byer (the ...Show More

165.5 Bonus: SF Sketchfest Tribute to Paul F. Tompkins

1:13:08 | May 28th, 2018

On a bonus episode of Spontaneanation, we proudly present the SF Sketchfest Tribute to Paul F. Tompkins featuring Matt Gourley, Ben Acker, Rhea Butcher, John Hodgman, Eban Schletter, and The Workjuice Players. Enjoy!

165 Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Times Square New York City (w/ Nicole Byer, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Lyric Lewis)

1:11:16 | May 21st, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins is reunited with his listeners on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian/improviser Nicole Byer of Nailed It! and Loosely Exactly Nicole! Nicole chats about who she would kill first if The Purge were real, w...Show More

164 The Price Is Right (w/ Allen Maldonado, Nyima Funk, Maribeth Monroe, Jaime Moyer)

1:14:10 | May 14th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins is the mysterious voice that welcomes all back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor Allen Maldonado of The Last OG! Allen chats about what he would have his evil twin do if he had one, his mother having hi...Show More

163 Grocery Store (w/ Natasha Rothwell, Hal Lublin)

1:07:10 | May 7th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins contemplates whether he wants welcome everyone back back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Natasha Rothwell of HBO’s Insecure and Love, Simon! Natasha chats about a dream she had that is actually interesting,...Show More

162 LensCrafters (w/ Bryan Safi, Shaun Diston, Shulie Cowen, Colleen Smith)

1:09:00 | Apr 30th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes every person back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor/comedian/writer Bryan Safi of Throwing Shade! Bryan chats about who the Denzel Washington in his life is, dancing the dabke, and the unexpect...Show More

161 Joe’s Crab Shack (w/ Utkarsh Ambudkar, Craig Cackowski, Colleen Smith, Edgar Momplaisir)

1:13:52 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins is excited that Spontaneanation is happening once again! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor Utkarsh Ambudkar of Game Over, Man! and Brockmire! Utkarsh chats about what he would name a star, being crushed after finding out h...Show More

160 Fish Taco Shack On The Beach (w/ Helen Hong, Laci Mosley, Ego Nwodim, Chris Grace)

1:18:14 | Apr 16th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes his wonderful listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian and actress Helen Hong of Go Fact Yourself! Helen chats about why she is here, her life before stand-up being a producer for re...Show More

159 The Moon (w/ Jon Hamm, Maria Blasucci, Shaun Diston, Mark McConville)

1:08:50 | Apr 9th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone born on Earth back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Jon Hamm of Mad Men! Jon chats about one of the biggest failures in his life, pushing through the fear when he first moved to LA t...Show More

158 San Diego Airport (w/ Ryan Gaul, Ronnie Adrian, Stephanie Courtney)

1:14:59 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone born on Earth back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor/improviser/writer Ryan Gaul of The Last O.G.! Ryan chats about what he wants someone to whisper in his ear, his afterlife beliefs a...Show More

157.5 Threedom: Ep 1 - This Was a Mistake

1:07:01 | Mar 30th, 2018

On the first episode of Threedom, hosts Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins and Lauren Lapkus discuss what inspired their new podcast. In Lauren’s segment “HAHAHA Thatsreallygoodthats,” two people improvise a boring conversation while the third laughs a...Show More

157 Abandoned Farm House (w/ Eliza Skinner, Mano Agapion, Zeke Nicholson, Betsy Sodaro)

1:14:06 | Mar 26th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins is elated that you downloaded another episode of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is comedian/improviser/writer Eliza Skinner of Drop the Mic and Cool Playlist! They chat about what crime she would commit, ...Show More

156 A Sunken Livering Room From A Multi-Camera TV Set (w/ Wild Horses: Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne)

1:17:26 | Mar 19th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins flirts with his listeners as he welcomes them back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead, and Stephanie Allynne of Wild Horses! They chat about what they would be up ...Show More

155 Olympic Opening Ceremonies 2018 PyeongChang South Korea (w/ Andy Daly, Matt Gourley)

1:15:10 | Mar 12th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins clears his throat before welcoming listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Andy Daly of The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project! Andy chats about a place that gives him immediate joy, the pillow h...Show More

154.5 Bonus - Baskin-Robbins: Live from SF SketchFest (w/ Tony Hale, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:26:31 | Mar 7th, 2018

As promised, Paul F. Tompkins releases the damaged audio from the 2018 San Francisco SketchFest featuring special guests Tony Hale, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney, and Eban (only the best) Schletter on piano.

154 Baskin-Robbins (w/ Tony Hale, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:10:44 | Mar 5th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes gigglers and laughers to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor and comedian Tony Hale of Arrested Development and Veep! Tony chats about whether or not he would invite himself somewhere, the size of a...Show More

153 LaCroix Factory (w/ The Black Version: Phil LaMarr, Daniele Gaither, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:05:47 | Feb 26th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone he loves back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests and improvisers are Phil LaMarr, Daniele Gaither, and Gary Anthony Williams of The Black Version! They chat about what is their least favorit...Show More

152 Civil War Reenactment (w/ Tawny Newsome)

1:13:18 | Feb 19th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes his wonderful listeners back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation’s good friend Tawny Newsome! Tawny chats about how many eggs she can eat in one sitting, wondering if Sc...Show More

151 Schenectady, NY (w/ LeVar Burton, Zeke Nicholson, Ronnie Adrian, Laci Mosley)

1:11:32 | Feb 12th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins lovingly welcomes all back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is LeVar Burton of LeVar Burton Reads, Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek: The Next Generation! LeVar chats about what he thinks of Lyft drivers, w...Show More

150 United Airlines Flight One Way LA To Duluth (w/ Nathan Lee Graham, Tawny Newsome, Shaun Diston, Carl Tart)

1:19:42 | Feb 5th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to a very special 150th episode of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is singer/actor/writer/director Nathan Lee Graham! Nathan chats about what’s the best thing to find underwater, what pro...Show More

149 Yngwie Malmstein Concert: Live from The Bell House (w/ David Rees, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:14:23 | Jan 29th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience under the roof of the Bell House in Brooklyn to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is humorist David Rees! David chats about which 3 celebrities he would recruit to his post-apocalyptic ...Show More

147 Wisconsin Dells Water Park (w/ Maribeth Monroe, Nancy Hayden, Jaime Moyer)

1:03:31 | Jan 15th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone including riddle lovers back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress and comedian Maribeth Monroe of Workaholics and The Good Place! Maribeth chats about her most embarrassing superstition...Show More

146 A Corn Maze (w/ Kristian Bruun, Matt Gourley, Chris Grace, Tawny Newsome)

1:06:58 | Jan 8th, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends both far and near to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! Kristian chats about what movie universe would he most want to live in, thinking a practical joke wa...Show More

145 Church Camp (w/ Joel Kim Booster, Matt Gourley, Colleen Smith, Rebecca Delgado Smith)

1:15:39 | Jan 1st, 2018

Paul F. Tompkins wishes all a Happy New Year on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Joel Kim Booster! Joel chats about losing his virginity to a French man, the four bases of dating, and believing he was going to...Show More

144 Airport (w/ Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Little Janet Varney)

1:14:54 | Dec 25th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins wishes listeners a very Merry Christmas on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are The WorkJuice Players aka Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, and Little Janet Varney. Eve...Show More

143 Perry's Nut House in Belfast, Maine (w/ John Hodgman, Ego Nwodim, Jaime Moyer)

1:05:11 | Dec 18th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes sweater weather loving listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest/author/humorist is John Hodgman! John chats about whether he knows his neighbors or if he tries to avoid them, humor storie...Show More

142 A Dance Club In Reykjavik (w/ Negin Farsad, Mark McConville, Nancy Hayden, Donna Brookbanks)

1:12:37 | Dec 11th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes time traveling listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian and fellow Earwolf podcaster Negin Farsad of Fake the Nation! Negin chats about whether she’s ever had a religious experience,...Show More

141 The Belly of a Whale (w/ Beth Newell, Sarah Pappalardo, Ryan Gaul, Amanda Lund, Jordan Black)

1:05:14 | Dec 4th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, editors and co-founders of Reductress! Beth and Sarah chat about whether or not they’ve ever stolen anything, being prop...Show More

140 Family Owned Bike Shop (w/ Matt Besser, Craig Cackowski, Little Janet Varney, Maya Deshmukh)

1:11:26 | Nov 27th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins uses the sound of his voice to welcome listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Matt Besser of improv4humans! Matt chats about what his favorite ancient civilization is and why, the thrill of l...Show More

138 A Haunted Hotel (w/ Hrishikesh Hirway, Shaun Diston, Carl Tart, Ego Nwodim)

1:12:35 | Nov 13th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins takes a pause to listen to the music before welcoming listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is musician and composer Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly podcasts! Hrishikesh ch...Show More

137 Hardware Store (w/ Oscar Nunez, Shulie Cowen, Matt Gourley)

1:07:56 | Nov 6th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners from around the world back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest return guest Oscar Nunez of The Office and People of Earth! Oscar chats about the best gift he received from his mom, falling off a...Show More

136 High School Reunion (w/ Busy Philipps, Ryan Gaul, Tawny Newsome, Sarah Burns)

1:20:43 | Oct 30th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners to a spoOoky edition of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest return guest and first 4-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Principals! Busy chats about the one kind of cuisine she would eat her...Show More

135 South Street Philadelphia (w/ Ana Ortiz, Carla Cackowski, Eugene Cordero, Ryan Gaul)

1:04:15 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins arrives a bit late but just on time to welcome everyone to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Ana Ortiz of Devious Maids! They chat about at what moment did Ana feel the most adult, hookers breaking into her apar...Show More

134 A Cast Reunion for the film The Net (w/ Jensen Karp, Carl Tart, Colleen Smith, Mano Agapion)

1:09:35 | Oct 16th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins says hi, hello, and what’s up to listeners on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Jensen Karp of Get Up On This and Drop the Mic! They chat about whether Jensen has ever gotten lost, the strange item h...Show More

133 Water Cooler Area At An Office (w/ Mary Holland, Colleen Smith, Mano Agapion, Carl Tart)

1:30:01 | Oct 9th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes music lovers to this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Mary Holland of Wild Horses and Blunt Talk! They chat about what Mary believes is her finest and worst qualities, the moment she real...Show More

132 Splash Mountain at Disneyland (w/ Aimee Mann, Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:08:06 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies, gentleman, and cats walking across any keyboards to this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is singer-songwriter Aimee Mann! They chat about how many times Aimee googled herself this w...Show More

131 Tommy Bahama Store (w/ Arden Myrin, Maria Blasucci, Little Janet Varney, Steve Agee)

1:16:31 | Sep 25th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins slowly eases listeners into this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Arden Myrin of MADtv, Shameless, and Will You Accept This Rose! They chat about the last time Arden pretended to know something, just sta...Show More

130 A Bank Heist (w/ Clea DuVall, Nicole Parker, Eugene Cordero, Little Janet Varney)

1:23:13 | Sep 18th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentleman back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Clea DuVall of HBO’s Veep! They chat about how Clea feels about her eye color, the worst haircut she had that she loved at the time, and a ...Show More

129 Whale Watching Boat (w/ Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Eugene Cordero, Chris Tallman, Nicole Parker)

1:16:38 | Sep 11th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone with his real voice to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guests are Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Put Your Hands Together and Take My Wife! They chat about what movie they have lied about ...Show More

128 A Mansion House (w/ Bryan Safi, Erin Gibson, Tim Baltz, Rebecca Delgado Smith, Amanda Lund)

1:06:02 | Sep 4th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins parachutes his way toward Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade! They chat about what time period they belong in, the origins of high heels, and the 1970 film The Boys ...Show More

127 A River Boat on the Mississippi (w/ Maria Blasucci, Amanda Lund)

1:09:36 | Aug 28th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins shouts for his love of life and his love of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests and improvisors are Spontaneanation favorites Maria Blasucci and Amanda Lund! They chat about their favorite and least favorite fonts, ...Show More

126 Lobby of a 3-Star Hotel (w/ Janina Gavankar, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, Jeremy Carter)

1:12:30 | Aug 21st, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everybody to this moment in time known as Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress Janina Gavankar of True Blood, The League, and Sleepy Hollow! They chat about whether using an Italian accent is racis...Show More

125 Casting Auditions for the New Haunted Hayride (w/ Alice Wetterlund, Mandell Maughan, Annie Savage, Matt Gourley)

1:17:08 | Aug 14th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins clears his throat as he welcomes everyone back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is actress and comedian Alice Wetterlund of TBS’ People of Earth! They chat about the moment Alice was at her very hottest ...Show More

124 Jury Deliberations (w/ Ira Glass, Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique, Craig Cackowski)

1:20:29 | Aug 7th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone who can hear his voice on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is This American Life host and producer Ira Glass! They chat about what memory from Ira’s childhood he wishes he could chang...Show More

123 Antarctic Research Station (w/ Marcella Arguello, Shaun Diston, Zeke Nicholson, Carl Tart)

1:09:38 | Jul 31st, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins surprises all on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian and writer Marcella Arguello! They chat about which job from earlier in Marcella’s life would she like to do again and what would ...Show More

122 A Gas Station Only Stopped at During Road Trips (w/ Marc Evan Jackson)

1:11:47 | Jul 24th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone as he finishes up some yard work to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation’s good friend Marc Evan Jackson! They chat about who was Marc’s best friend as a child and ...Show More

121 Karaoke Night at A Small Logging Town Tavern (w/ Scott Aukerman, Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, Jean Villepique)

1:23:50 | Jul 17th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins keeps his cool on this week’s Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang! They chat about something Scott’s hometown is known for, students mostly being interested in the famous peo...Show More

120 A Murder Mystery Dinner Party (w/ Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport)

59:34 | Jul 10th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies, gentlemen, and his Germany fans to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests are Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport of Hollywood Handbook! They chat about what is the first song they remember hating, Se...Show More

119 A Forest (w/ Nicole Silverberg, Colleen Smith, Nyima Funk, Lilan Bowden)

1:04:48 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins is back at it again (just like Damn Daniel) on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Nicole Silverberg of Reductress! They chat about what ingredient Nicole would remove from the world and why, repeatedly turning...Show More

118 A Covered Wagon Fording A River (w/ Ennis Esmer, Jean Villepique, Chris Tallman, Josh Dean)

1:15:35 | Jun 26th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor and comedian Ennis Esmer of Red Oaks and Blindspot! They chat about when it was the last time Ennis vomited, running home fast after gett...Show More

117 Highway Clean Up (w/ Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, Mano Agapion)

1:06:09 | Jun 19th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes little sound makers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests are Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon of The Big Sick! They chat about when they first learned what SEX was and how, what medical condition yo...Show More

116 Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry (w/ Alison Brie, Rebekka Johnson, Kimmy Gatewood, Jackie Tohn)

1:15:51 | Jun 12th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to the valley of the great time we are about to have on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Alison Brie of GLOW, BoJack Horseman, and Community! They chat about what is the worst or best travel injur...Show More

114 Ice Cream Shop In the Winter (w/ Shannon Woodward, Sarah Burns, Nyima Funk, Rebecca Delgado Smith)

1:07:13 | May 29th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen to this moment in time known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actress Shannon Woodward of HBO’s Westworld! They chat about what was the most embarrassed Shannon has ever been, the e...Show More

113 In the Green Room of a Local Morning Show (w/ Nicole Parker, Mary Sohn, Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci)

1:16:52 | May 22nd, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to this event simply known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Nicole Parker of MADtv and the Broadway stage! They chat about where Nicole would go if given the choice to be anywhere else a...Show More

112 Life Drawing Class (w/ Ted Leo, Colleen Smith, Craig Cackowski, Jordan Black)

1:13:38 | May 15th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes adult men and women back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Ted Leo! They chat about when was the last time Ted cried out of happiness, a story about a determined tortoise, and going fro...Show More

111 Panic Room (w/ Katy Colloton, Katie O’Brien, Daniele Gaither, Jean Villepique, Carl Tart)

1:10:40 | May 8th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentleman to this new experience of your life known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests are Katy Colloton and Katie O'Brien of TV Land’s Teachers! They chat about what song they always have stuck ...Show More

110 The Manager’s Office of a Miniature Golf Course (w/ Tatiana Maslany, Lauren Lapkus)

1:06:32 | May 1st, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone on and in planet Earth to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black! They chat about what animals Tatiana has seen in the wild, her lifelong fear of sharks appearing in unus...Show More

109 An Abandoned Puppet Theater w/ CBB Tour Reunion (Scott Aukerman, Neil Campbell, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, Lauren Lapkus)

1:03:08 | Apr 24th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins closes out cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are Scott Aukerman, Neil Campbell, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, and Lauren Lapkus reuniting from the Comedy Bang! Bang! Tour. They chat about w...Show More

108 A Small Town Post Office After Hours w/ Big Grande (Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, Drew Tarver)

1:20:16 | Apr 17th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins continues cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are Big Grande (Big Grande’s Teacher’s Lounge) Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, and Drew Tarver. They chat about what food item they ...Show More

107 An Interstellar Colony Ship w/ Superego (Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville)

1:19:11 | Apr 10th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins continues cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are his Superego pals Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, and Mark McConville. They chat about what age they would choose to remain for their entire...Show More

106 A Parallel Universe (w/ Tim Baltz, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver)

1:28:43 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins kicks off the beginning of cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are his Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ co-stars Tim Baltz, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, and Drew Tarver. They chat about wha...Show More

105 Earwolf (w/ Kristen Schaal, Maria Blasucci, Tawny Newsome, Carl Tart)

1:22:33 | Mar 27th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everybody (including hay eating horses) to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Kristen Schaal of Flight of the Conchords, Bob’s Burgers and The Last Man on Earth! They chat about whether Kristen has ev...Show More

104 A High-End Boxing Gym (w/ Andrew Ti, Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Tawny Newsome)

1:18:56 | Mar 20th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and sloths to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist! They chat about what Andrew does for exercise, how almost getting in several bar fights...Show More

103 The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos (w/ Dave Holmes, Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, Zeke Nicholson)

1:18:39 | Mar 13th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes folks, friends, and customers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is podcaster, TV host, and author Dave Holmes! They chat about what clubs Dave was a part of in high school, how he was able to host a ...Show More

102 The Red Carpet at the Oscars (w/ Merrin Dungey, Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, Nyima Funk)

1:12:22 | Mar 6th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone for some tough love time on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Merrin Dungey of Conviction and HBO’s Big Little Lies! They chat about Merrin's last great meal (and who she was with and what th...Show More

101 Burmese Therapist Office: Live from SF SketchFest (w/ Busy Philipps, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:25:00 | Feb 27th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen of San Francisco and the world to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at San Francisco SketchFest 2017! This week, Paul’s special return and first 3-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Prin...Show More

100 A Shoe Store: Live from Largo (w/ Constance Wu, Sarah Burns, Marc Evan Jackson, Little Janet Varney)

1:20:55 | Feb 20th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience for the 100th episode of Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is actress Constance Wu of Fresh Off the Boat! They chat a...Show More

99.5 Bonus: The Pilot Episode (w/ Rich Sommer, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Chris Tallman)

1:42:36 | Feb 17th, 2017

In anticipation of the 100th episode SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins, we present to you the never-before heard pilot episode! Featuring Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Chris Tallman, and special interview guest Rich Sommer. They chat about how M...Show More

99 Ice Cream Parlor (w/ Craig Cackowski)

1:14:30 | Feb 13th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone in these unwelcome times back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation's good friend Craig Cackowski! They chat about what rating Craig’s kitchen would receive if a ...Show More

98 A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland (w/ Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough)

1:00:36 | Feb 6th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all (including The beasts of the field) back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests and improvisers are Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Gary Anthony Williams, and Cedric Yarbrough of The Black Version! They chat a...Show More

97 A Family-Owned Bagel Shop (w/ Cameron Esposito, Jeremy Carter, Colleen Smith, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:05:04 | Jan 30th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes himself to welcoming you back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is stand-up comedian Cameron Esposito of Take My Wife and Put Your Hands Together! They chat about what happens if the Supreme Court ge...Show More

96 The Bell House: Live from The Bell House (w/ Nathan Lee Graham, Chelsea Clarke, Shannon O'Neill, Gary Richardson)

1:10:02 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes back the East Coast and it’s representatives to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn! This week, Paul’s special return guest is singer/actor/writer/director Nathan Lee Graham! T...Show More

95 Backstage At A Rock Club: Live from The Bell House (w/ Rhett Miller, Chelsea Clarke, Shannon O'Neill, Gary Richardson)

1:09:20 | Jan 16th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes New York to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s! They chat about how the movie 'The Sandlot' ...Show More

94 Art Gallery: Live from Largo (w/ Steven Yeun, Shulie Cowen, Tawny Newsome, Chris Tallman)

1:17:41 | Jan 9th, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead! They chat about what day Steven w...Show More

93 Home Depot (w/ Nicole Parker, Brandon Johnson, Amanda Lund, Mary Sohn)

1:15:10 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back to this free show known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul's special return guest is Nicole Parker of MADtv and the Broadway stage! They chat about Nicole’s first suit, bombing in front of David Bowie, and the...Show More

92 Boise, Idaho: Live from Now Hear This Festival (w/ Kulap Vilaysack, Howard Kremer, Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver)

1:09:40 | Dec 26th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the Anaheim audience to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Now Hear This Festival! This week, Paul’s special guests are Kulap Vilaysack and Howard Kremer of Who Charted! They chat about the first jo...Show More

91 Restaurant In Alt Universe (w/ Maria Thayer, Stephanie Courtney, Colleen Smith, Chris Tallman)

1:15:05 | Dec 19th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes grownups (children get out of here!) to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is actress Maria Thayer of truTV’s Those Who Can’t! They chat about the time Maria’s primary caregivers l...Show More

90 The Childhood Home of Fred Rogers (w/ Kathryn Borel, Hal Lublin, Jennifer Marie Kelley, Mary Sohn)

1:16:46 | Dec 12th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone on the spot to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is writer/author Kathryn Borel! They chat about who played the role of Kathryn's high school mentor, how Canada is forced to not...Show More

89 Salem, Oregon Comic Shop (w/ Ron Funches, Jordan Black, Jeremy Carter, Jean Villepique)

1:09:09 | Dec 5th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends and lovers to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is the hilarious Ron Funches! They chat about what Ron bought with his own money as a child, the grisly aspects of working ...Show More

88 East NYC Village (w/ Oscar Nunez, Craig Cackowski, Jean Villepique, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:12:34 | Nov 28th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all who feel that they need to be welcomed to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Oscar Nunez of The Office and People of Earth! They chat about why Oscar cares about God, his former jo...Show More

87 Train Station: Live from Largo (w/ Horatio Sanz, Ryan Gaul, Mandell Maughan, Drew Tarver)

1:10:50 | Nov 21st, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is SNL alum Horatio Sanz! They chat about what Horatio's "Sliding Doors" ca...Show More

86 A Whale's Belly (w/ Natalie Morales, Matt Gourley, Craig Cackowski, Colleen Smith)

1:15:53 | Nov 14th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the future Snapchatting people to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Natalie Morales of Parks and Recreation and The Grinder! They chat about the time the most fun Natalie's...Show More

85 The Last Sizzler (w/ Jeb Lund, Stephanie Courtney, Maria Blasucci, Amanda Lund)

1:14:26 | Nov 7th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the people who are just getting caught up on their shows to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation!  This week, Paul’s special guest is journalist Jeb Lund! They chat about what fruit Jeb would pick to be the only fruit ...Show More

84 State Fair: Live from Largo (w/ Kumail Nanjiani, Jordan Black, Annie Savage, Jean Villepique)

1:14:38 | Oct 31st, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the live audience and unseen listeners back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special returning guest is Kumail Nanjiani of The Meltdown with...Show More

83 Under A Big Rain Storm w/ The JayVees (Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique)

1:15:31 | Oct 24th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins does NOT exclude entrance to anyone in the world to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests AND improvisers are SPONT regulars Little Janet Varney & Jean Villepique, aka The Jayvees! They chat about w...Show More

82 Madison Square Garden: Live from The Detroit Improv Festival (w/ Zach Gowen, Nyima Funk, Marc Evan Jackson, Marc Warzecha)

1:23:25 | Oct 17th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the citizens of the Motor City back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Detroit Improv Festival! This week, Paul’s special guest is professional wrestler Zach Gowen! They chat about Zach havin...Show More

81 The Other Side of the Tracks: Live from the Detroit Improv Festival (w/ Craig Cackowski, Nancy Hayden, Nyima Funk, Marc Evan Jackson)

1:14:59 | Oct 10th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Detroit Improv Festival! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor, improviser, and SPONT regular Craig Cackowski! They chat about whether or not Craig ...Show More

80 Warehouse (w/ Eugene Cordero, Tim Baltz, Amanda Lund, Carla Cackowski)

1:21:07 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes every single person on Earth and in space to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is hilarious actor/improviser Eugene Cordero of Other Space and Kong: Skull Island! They chat whether silen...Show More

79 Madrid: Live from Outside Lands 2016 (w/ Fred Armisen, Craig Cackowski, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1:03:05 | Sep 26th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Outside Lands in San Francisco! This week, Paul’s special guest is Fred Armisen of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live! They chat about whether a cheeseburg...Show More

78 Donut Factory: Live from Largo (w/ Desmin Borges, Dan Ahdoot, Tim Baltz, Tawny Newsome)

1:26:10 | Sep 19th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the mighty and the humble back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul's special guest is Desmin Borges of FXX's You're the Worst! They chat about De...Show More

77 Concession Stand (w/ Rhea Butcher, Brandon Johnson, Jean Villepique, Chris Tallman)

1:25:25 | Sep 12th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you all personally without the help of any flunkies to this week's episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Rhea Butcher of Seeso's Take My Wife and Put Your Hands Together! They chat about Rhea's recur...Show More

76 A Summer Theatre Camp in Michigan (w/ Nicole Parker, Shulie Cowen, Mark McConville, Tawny Newsome)

1:31:09 | Sep 5th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all citizens with different voices to this week's episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Nicole Parker of MADtv and the Broadway stage! They chat about what small business Nicole would like to own, ha...Show More

75 Aquarium (w/ Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport)

1:27:28 | Aug 29th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you and to ever should be listening alongside of you to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul's special guests are Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport, hosts of Earwolf's own Hollywood Handbook! They chat abo...Show More

74 Cold Storage Facility at a Chicken Farm (w/ Anna Drezen, Nicole Silverberg, Annie Savage, Sarah Burns, Colleen Smith)

1:12:47 | Aug 22nd, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all welcomers to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul's special guests are Anna Drezen and Nicole Silverberg of Reductress! They chat about the lost toys of childhood, romanticizing orphans, and the histor...Show More

73 The King of Prussia Mall on Opening Weekend (w/ Kristian Bruun, Carla Cackowski, Gary Anthony Williams, Jean Villepique)

1:24:53 | Aug 15th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all who who hear his disembodied voice to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! They chat about whose hair he'd like to find in his soup, his childhood cru...Show More

72 Airship Underwater: Live from Largo (w/ Robyn Hitchcock, Nyima Funk, Colleen Smith, Chris Tallman)

1:19:08 | Aug 8th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is legendary singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock! They chat about what sport he would play if he...Show More

71 Summer Camp: Live from Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, BC (w/ The Sunday Service)

1:41:10 | Aug 1st, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the live people of Vancouver, BC and the people of the internet to this week's episode of Spontaneanation, recorded live from the famous Fox Cabaret! This week, Paul’s special guest is Vancouver's legendary improv group The ...Show More

70 Gabrielle's Quinceanera (w/ Rachel Bloom, Stephanie Courtney, Ryan Gaul, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:09:57 | Jul 25th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes anyone with a moth in their throat to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! They chat about Rachel's favorite Prince song, her father's weird sense of...Show More

69 Minnesota State Fair (w/ Cedric Yarbrough, Mark McConville, Colleen Smith, Little Janet Varney)

1:23:53 | Jul 18th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all with his impressive vocal range to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Cedric Yarbrough of Reno 911! and HBO's Ballers! They chat about how Cedric pronounces "data," getting into a ...Show More

68 Paris (w/ Nathan Lee Graham, Maria Blasucci, Matt Gourley, Tawny Newsome)

1:06:25 | Jul 11th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all who enter a room (especially at Jury Duty) to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer/actor/writer/director Nathan Lee Graham! They chat about what job Nathan would permanently e...Show More

67 A Comic Book Shop (w/ Phil LaMarr, Craig Cackowski, Nyima Funk, Marc Evan Jackson)

1:20:37 | Jul 4th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all celebrating Independence Day to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor and man of a million voices Phil LaMarr! They chat about the last item he donated to charity, the story beh...Show More

66 Hamilton on Broadway (w/ Busy Philipps, Jordan Black, Mandell Maughan, Jean Villepique)

1:12:38 | Jun 27th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes those near and far to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special returning guest is Busy Philipps of HBO's Vice Principals! They chat about whether or not her child self would like her adult self, what...Show More

65 Televangelist's Studio (w/ Sam Richardson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Victor Yerrid)

1:33:33 | Jun 20th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone standing, sitting, or lying down listening to this week's episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Sam Richardson of HBO's Veep! They chat about how Sam defines magic, when is the perfect time ...Show More

64 Knott's Scary Farm: Live from Largo (w/ Grant-Lee Phillips, Stephanie Courtney, Colleen Smith, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:26:48 | Jun 13th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all, including those who known the titles of his stand-up comedy albums, to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Grant-Lee...Show More

63 A Coffee Plantation in Bali: Live from SXSW (w/ Kulap Vilaysack, Ryan Gaul, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver)

1:31:32 | Jun 6th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all Texans and those on the internet to this episode of Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a live audience at the 2016 South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX! This week, Paul’s special guest is Who Charted? and Bajilli...Show More

62 IKEA in Narnia: Live from The Atlantic Ocean (w/ Jean Grae, Matt Gourley, Amanda Lund, Janet Varney)

1:21:27 | May 30th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all of ye-- seekers, suckers, and more-- to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a live audience on board JoCo Cruise 2016! This week, Paul’s special guest is rapper/actress/writer Jean Grae! They chat abo...Show More

61 A Suburban High School History Class on The First Day of Black History Month: Live from Largo (w/ Open Mike Eagle, Jordan Black, Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither)

1:22:05 | May 23rd, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the people right here and people out there, to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is returning champion and hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle! T...Show More

60 Storm Drain: LIVE from SF SketchFest (w/ Jon Hamm, Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley, Janet Varney)

1:24:33 | May 16th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies or gentlemen to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at San Francisco SketchFest 2016! This week, Paul’s special guest Jon Hamm of Mad Men! They chat about what book inspired Jon as a child, questionable babysi...Show More

59 Call Center Christmas Party: Live from Largo (w/ Ron Funches, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Janet Varney)

1:19:37 | May 9th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you all, whether puny, shy or high, to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is comedian Ron Funches of Undateable Live on NBC! They chat about ...Show More

58 Rented Cabin in The Mountains (w/ Jason Mantzoukas, Shulie Cowen, Matt Gourley, Amanda Lund)

1:15:04 | May 2nd, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back to SPONTANEANATION, the place you are free to be yourself! This week, Paul’s special guest is Jason Mantzoukas of How Did This Get Made? and Transparent! They chat about the last time Jason told his family he l...Show More

57 Houston's Restaurant in Houston TX (w/ Retta, Maria Blasucci, Mark McConville, Colleen Smith)

1:13:31 | Apr 25th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins graciously welcomes all NOT to the DMV, but back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Retta of Parks and Recreation! They chat about why a suit may be purple, believing that hookers were imaginary,...Show More

56 Los Feliz, Karen's House, 1997 (w/ Margaret Cho, Carla Cackowski, Brandon Johnson, Chris Tallman)

1:18:21 | Apr 18th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins is making the most of every welcome and is pleased to welcome you all back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Margaret Cho! They chat about what tattoo Margaret would get if she had to get one wi...Show More

55 Land Rover (w/ Mary Holland, Sarah Burns, Jean Villepique, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:13:58 | Apr 11th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you all back to the safe place called SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Mary Holland of Wild Horses and Blunt Talk! They chat about whether Mary's parents' divorce was her fault,  growing up in a radiologis...Show More

Bonus! The Mysterious Secrets Of Uncle Bertie's Botanarium - Episode 1

34:29 | Apr 5th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins presents the first episode of Jemaine Clement’s Howl original series The Mysterious Secrets Of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium. The Mysterious Secrets Of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium is an epic, richly sound-designed comedy adventure, created...Show More

54 Inside That Salvador Dali Painting with The Melting Clocks (w/ Beth Stelling, Sarah Burns, Stephanie Courtney, Colleen Smith)

1:27:33 | Apr 4th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the people he likes to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is fantastic stand-up comedian Beth Stelling! They chat about what law Beth routinely beaks, Beth getting in trouble with her mother growing up, and...Show More

53 The Line For The Circular Saw In The Lumber Department at Home Depot (w/ Michael Penn, Stephanie Courtney, Michael Oosterom, Janet Varney)

1:24:20 | Mar 28th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all-- including the bros-- back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter and composer Michael Penn! They chat about public restroom precautions, glamping in a tiny house, and Michael's collect...Show More

52 The Last Blockbuster Video Store (w/ Katie Dippold, Mark McConville, Ted Michaels, Annie Savage)

1:17:41 | Mar 21st, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes people in the world and beings from outer space back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is improviser and writer of the upcoming Ghostbusters Katie Dippold! They chat about what it would be like leading a cu...Show More

51 Tesla Charging Station: Live from Largo (w/ Keegan-Michael Key, Craig Cackowski, Chris Tallman, Jean Villepique)

1:38:37 | Mar 14th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful real people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is Keegan-Michael Key of Key and P...Show More

50 Sante Fe Art Gallery (w/ Matt Besser, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin, Amanda Lund)

1:20:14 | Mar 7th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone using any of the five senses to the 50th episode of SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Matt Besser of improv4humans! They chat about who would be the ideal sibling, mischievous imaginary friends, an...Show More

49 Universal Studios Hollywood (w/ Cameron Esposito, Shulie Cowen, Brandon Johnson, Chris Tallman)

1:28:17 | Feb 29th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes a collective group of listeners back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Cameron Esposito of the upcoming Seeso standup special "Marriage Material" (March 24)! They chat about how glasses...Show More

48 Laundromat (w/ Judy Greer, Jessica Chaffin, Mark McConville, Annie Savage)

1:27:10 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins sends a special welcome to you (and only you) to this magical place called SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Judy Greer of Married, Archer, and Arrested Development! They chat about New Year's resolutions, who's at ...Show More

47 Pediatrician's Office (w/ Adam Sachs, Carla Cackowski, Craig Cackowski, Janet Varney)

1:33:33 | Feb 15th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone who took the time to stream, download, or overhear SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Midroll CEO and The Wolf Den host Adam Sachs! They chat about baseball, how much brain space is needed to know t...Show More

46 Kay Jewelers In A Mall (w/ Alice Wetterlund, Ted Michaels, Colleen Smith, Gary Anthony Williams)

1:20:29 | Feb 8th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes 1st time, 2nd time, and 3rd time listeners to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Alice Wetterlund of MTV's Girl Code and HBO's Silicon Valley! They chat about whether or not everyone deserves to be heard, ho...Show More

45 Margaritaville (w/Jerry Minor, Hal Lublin, Michael Oosterom, Jean Villepique)

1:17:09 | Feb 1st, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone in the world, including people he knows, back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul's special guest is Jerry Minor of Mr. Show and Saturday Night Live! They chat about Jerry's million-dollar idea, why Jehovah's Witnes...Show More

44 The One Beauty Parlor In A Small Town (w/ Dave Holmes, Jessica Chaffin, Craig Cackowski, Brandon Johnson)

1:16:28 | Jan 25th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone, including non-listeners, back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is podcaster, TV host, and author Dave Holmes! They chat about whether to live without electricity or a toilet, why Dave's no longer...Show More

43 Pediatrician Waiting Room (w/ Emily V. Gordon, Steve Agee, Mark McConville, Annie Savage)

1:27:47 | Jan 18th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcome's y'all back to this precious place called SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Emily V. Gordon of The Indoor Kids and author of Super You! They chat about what TV show Emily would live in for a week, denying h...Show More

42 The First Class Cabin of An Aer Lingus 747 in The 1970s: Live from Largo (w/Susanna Hoffs, Drew Massey, Colleen Smith, Victor Yerrid)

1:36:38 | Jan 11th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful real people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul's special guest is singer-songwriter Susanna Hoffs...Show More

41 Pet Store, Post Robbery (w/ David Rees, Shulie Cowen, Chris Tallman, Jean Villepique)

1:34:43 | Jan 4th, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins wishes all of you here and in heaven a Happy New Year and a grand return to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul's special guest is humorist David Rees of Going Deep with David Rees! They chat about the best gift David's ever given, the ...Show More

40 Inside a 40 Year-Old Woman's Purse (w/ Eliza Skinner, Hal Lublin, Mark McConville, Jean Villepique)

1:17:26 | Dec 28th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all, the many, the few, the high, and the low back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul's special guest is comedian/improviser/writer Eliza Skinner of Turnt Up! and The Late Late Show with James Corden! They chat about the gl...Show More

39 Freeport, Illinois (w/ Ravi Patel, Janet Varney, Chris Tallman, Jean Villepique)

1:09:16 | Dec 21st, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to unwrap the Christmas gift of a new SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul's special guest is Ravi Patel of Grandfathered and Meet the Patels! They chat about Ravi's secret girlfriend, what's going on with Mario Lopez, ...Show More

38 Beautiful, Fancy Apartment in NYC (w/ Lauren Lapkus, Tim Batt, Guy Montgomery)

1:12:56 | Dec 14th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes each AND every one of you, including anyone who plays any kind of organized sport, back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Lauren Lapkus of Orange Is the New Black, Clipped, and With Special Guest Lauren ...Show More

37 Saltwater Tuffy Shoppe: Live from LA Podfest (w/ Andy Daly, Matt Gourley, Craig Cackowski, Janet Varney)

1:26:53 | Dec 7th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the beautiful people of Beverly Hills AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the 2015 LA Podfest! This week, Paul’s special guest is Andy Daly of Comedy Central's Review! They chat about Andy's on-...Show More

36 A Dinner Theater (w/ Ben Garant, Annie Savage, Colleen Smith, Stephanie Courtney)

1:32:44 | Nov 30th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all, including those who feel unworthy, back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is acclaimed screenwriter Ben Garant of The State and Reno 911! They chat about which children need to learn a useful trade, th...Show More

35 The Moon Landing Taping 1969 (w/ Natalie Morales, Bob Dassie, Rich Talarico, Craig Cackowski)

1:31:54 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back in three different tones to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Natalie Morales of Parks and Recreation and The Grinder! They chat about their thoughts on conspiracy theories, Donald Trump as "d...Show More

34 Parking Garage: Live from Largo (w/ Kristen Schaal, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Jeremy Carter)

1:29:26 | Nov 16th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful real people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is Kristen Schaal of Flights of the...Show More

33 TV News Control Room (w/ Paul Scheer, Erinn Hayes, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin)

1:26:55 | Nov 9th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you, him, her, and it back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Paul Scheer of The League and How Did This Get Made! They chat about who Paul Scheer would want to switch bodies with for a day, the reason wh...Show More

32 Storage Room In Back Of Hot Dog Stand (w/ Jim Rash, Colleen Smith, Jean Villepique, Craig Cackowski)

1:24:48 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone, including people not listening, back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is the Academy Award-winning Jim Rash of Community! They chat about Jim's greatest mistake, when he learned  that he was adop...Show More

31 Wine Tasting (w/ Bruce McCulloch, Janet Varney, Amanda Lund, Annie Savage)

1:31:16 | Oct 26th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes longtime listeners, first time listeners, and Halloweeners back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Bruce McCulloch of The Kids in the Hall! They chat about the history of Tuesday, Bruce's complicated birt...Show More

30 Vent Haven Ventriloquist Museum (w/ Laraine Newman, Maria Blasucci, Marc Evan Jackson, Jeremy Carter)

1:19:43 | Oct 19th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all unseen visitors back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul's special guest is Laraine Newman, alumna of The Groundlings and Saturday Night Live! They chat about Laraine making sacrifices with her husband, a dinner party th...Show More

29 Backstage at the Rush Concert: Live from Largo (w/ Thomas Lennon, Sarah Burns, Craig Cackowski, Marc Evan Jackson)

1:39:14 | Oct 12th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful real people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is Thomas Lennon of Reno 911! and T...Show More

28 One Hour Photo Shop (w/ Andrea Savage, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Gourley, Drew Massey)

1:23:37 | Oct 5th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back to hear all the voices on SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul's special guest is Andrea Savage from The Hotwives of Las Vegas! They chat about Andrea's earliest memory, the very specific fear that caused her to sl...Show More

27 Underneath the Eiffel Tower: Live from Largo (w/ Scott Aukerman, Matt Gourley, Amanda Lund, Chris Tallman)

1:33:28 | Sep 28th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang! ...Show More

26 Garden of Eden (w/ Tymberlee Hill, Janet Varney, Victor Yerrid, Colleen Smith)

1:30:03 | Sep 21st, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone around the world back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Tymberlee Hill from The Hotwives of Las Vegas! They chat about talking to cat therapists, being afraid of sex, and Tymberlee’s friend, the...Show More

25 10th Circle of Hell (w/ Joshua Malina, Jessica Chaffin, Chris Tallman, Hal Lublin)

1:32:39 | Sep 14th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all creatures great and small back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Joshua Malina from The Thrilling Adventure Hour and hit TV show Scandal! They chat about meeting celebrities in steam rooms, the Malin...Show More

24 Sport Club/Live at Largo (w/ Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Agee, Sarah Burns, Jean Villepique)

1:38:54 | Sep 7th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the beautiful people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is Kumail Nanjiani of The Meltdown with ...Show More

23 A Miami Record Store In 1967 (w/ Derek Waters, Carla Cackowski, Marc Evan Jackson, Colleen Smith)

1:18:41 | Aug 31st, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all of youse (as we said back in the Philadelphia times) back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Derek Waters of Drunk History! They chat about how Derek is brave for making himself get in a deprivation t...Show More

22 A Clown Cemetery (w/ Bob Kerr, Shulie Cowen, Matt Gourley, Jean Villepique)

1:20:50 | Aug 24th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins compliments you with a sincere “good job” since you made it to this place called SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is comedian, actor, writer Bob Kerr of This Hour Has 22 Minutes! They chat about Bob’s dream career of ...Show More

21 A Top Chef Finale Afterparty (w/ Jonathan Coulton, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Janet Varney)

1:20:58 | Aug 17th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes fans of repeating words to this thing called SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton! They chat about phone etiquette,  thank-you notes, and what Jonathan's grandparent nickname...Show More

20 Death Valley ( w/ Scott Carter, Jessica Chaffin, Michael Oosterom, Colleen Smith)

1:25:13 | Aug 10th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends, strangers, mutual friends, work friends, acquaintances, and more back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Real Time with Bill Maher Executive Producer and playwright Scott Carter! They chat about ...Show More

19 Malibu (w/ Lisa Hanawalt, Maria Blasucci, Sarah Burns, Chris Tallman)

1:30:35 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins sends the warmest of welcomes only to the SPONTANEANATION listeners who can handle it! This week, Paul’s special guest is exceedingly talented artist and podcaster Lisa Hanawalt of BoJack Horseman on Netflix and the Baby Geniuses pod...Show More

18 A Theme Park Break Room (w/ Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Erinn Hayes, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark McConville)

1:28:05 | Jul 27th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends, family, cousin varietals, uncles not related by blood, and pets to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is creator of the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg! They chat about wh...Show More

17 Science Fair (w/ Paget Brewster, Maria Blasucci, Craig Cackowski, Amanda Lund)

1:27:18 | Jul 20th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins is the one that welcomes YOU to the special land of SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Paget Brewster of Community, Criminal Minds, and The Thrilling Adventure Hour! They chat about what kind of food related 28th ame...Show More

16 An Intergalactic Performing Arts School (w/ Aaron Abrams, James Bladon, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville)

1:16:30 | Jul 13th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the important people back to this sacred place known as SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Canadian actor Aaron Abrams of NBC’s Hannibal! They chat about reasons Aaron would give to never talk to his cou...Show More

15 A Snorkeling Excursion Ticket Kiosk (w/ Jen Kirkman, Matt Gourley, Jean Villepique, Victor Yerrid)

1:18:29 | Jul 6th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone on the internet back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman aka The Pod F. Tompkast's Southie! They chat about whether ghosts exist or not, why Jen's mother calls her a ...Show More

14 An Urban Spelunkers Meeting (w/ John Hodgman, Shulie Cowen, Colleen Smith, Chris Tallman)

1:28:32 | Jun 29th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes weary travelers, refreshed travelers, and sleepy travelers back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul’s special guest is author/star of stage and screen John Hodgman! They chat about naming cars, newspapers, Gasoline Alley, car...Show More

13 A Dental Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona: Live from Largo (w/ Colin Hanks, Craig Cackowski, Marc Evan Jackson, Janet Varney)

1:23:59 | Jun 22nd, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes Los Angeles AND the internet to the first LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This time Paul’s special guest is actor Colin Hanks of Orange County & Fargo! They chat about why C...Show More

12 The Waiting Room at An Oil Change Place (w/ Open Mike Eagle, Janet Varney, Jean Villepique, Hal Lublin)

1:13:12 | Jun 15th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all his brothers he hasn’t met yet, including women, back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul’s special guest is hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle! They chat about social anxiety, merch booths guidelines, and pizza day in high s...Show More

11 The Underwear Department at Macy's (w/ Aimee Mann, Ted Michaels, Michael Oosterom, Colleen Smith)

1:17:14 | Jun 8th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you and yours, including families, back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Aimee Mann! They chat about the thing Aimee desires that she is most ashamed of desiring, accepting that other p...Show More

10 The Student Lounge at A Performing Arts High School (w/ Justin Kirk, Sarah Burns, Matt Gourley, Chris Tallman)

1:26:53 | Jun 1st, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins extends his welcome to all the beloved people out there on their journey back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul's special guest is Justin Kirk of HBO’s Angels in America and Showtime’s Weeds! They chat about the earliest memory Just...Show More

9 The Annual Ghost Sex Convention (w/ Michael Sheen, James Bladon, Sarah Burns, Mark McConville)

1:33:17 | May 25th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ye, ye, and even little ye back to Spontaneanation! This week he is joined by special guest Michael Sheen of Masters of Sex! They chat about what animal Michael would save from extinction, tricking his sister into thinking h...Show More

8 A Superyacht (w/ Elizabeth Reaser, Craig Cackowski, Jessica Chaffin, Chris Tallman)

1:16:53 | May 18th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all travelers to the shores of Spontaneanation! This week he is joined by special guest Elizabeth Reaser of The Twilight Saga and Mad Men! They chat about what Elizabeth likes the most about herself, the compassionate noises...Show More

7 A UFC Weigh-In (w/ Kaitlin Olson, Mark McConville, Chris Tallman, Jean Villepique)

1:17:52 | May 11th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes adults and children of all genders but NOT pets to Spontaneanation! This week he is joined by special guest Kaitlin Olson of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia! They chat about Kaitlin’s favorite invention, changing into soft...Show More

6 Dracula's Bedroom (w/ Maria Thayer, Drew Massey, Colleen Smith, Victor Yerrid)

1:12:49 | May 4th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ye back to Spontaneanation! This week he is joined by special guest Maria Thayer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Eagleheart! They chat about where Maria was when she realized God was a wholly implausible lie, finding out ab...Show More

5 Mars Base 3 (w/ Dave Foley, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Amanda Lund)

1:17:36 | Apr 27th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins sends his greetings from Spontaneanation, the most magical of places, and this week he is joined by special guest Dave Foley of The Kids in the Hall! They chat about having to pretend to have an allegiance to KISS at the age of 13, F...Show More

4 Savannah, Georgia (w/ Melanie Lynskey, Sarah Burns, Marc Evan Jackson, Janet Varney)

1:24:13 | Apr 20th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins invites all you wondrous humans to Spontaneanation, and this week he is joined by special guest Melanie Lynskey of HBO's Togetherness! They chat about dropping out of college, what New Zealand looks like from space, and being humilia...Show More

3 A Secret Society (w/ Jason Ritter, Craig Cackowski, Amanda Lund, Chris Tallman)

1:21:07 | Apr 13th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes you all to Spontaneanation, and this week he is joined by special guest Jason Ritter of Gravity Falls and HBO’s Girls! They chat about Kurt Cobain being Jason’s hero growing up, how reading a Choose Your Own Adven...Show More

2 A Mechanic's Garage (w/ Michael McMillian, Shulie Cowen, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark McConville)

1:26:55 | Apr 6th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins sends his greetings from the shores of Spontaneanation and this week he is joined by special guest Michael McMillian of True Blood! They chat about what perpetual age Michael thinks of himself to be, studying clowning in college, and...Show More

1 A Denny's Parking Lot (w/ Busy Philipps, Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley, Janet Varney)

1:14:20 | Apr 1st, 2015

Welcome all in podcasting land to Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins! Paul chats with his special guest Busy Philipps (Cougar Town, Thrilling Adventure Hour) about her favorite snack as a latchkey kid in Arizona. Then, special guests Craig Cackows...Show More

0 Paul F. Tompkins presents Spontaneanation

06:50 | Mar 19th, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins (and Eban Schletter on piano) introduces you to his new completely improvised podcast featuring very special guests.