A Brief Detour into Comedy

Well, this isn’t your average interview.

“Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone” is a comedy podcast series spun off by the US National Public Radio game show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.  A while back they called out of the blue.  Apparently they had done an interview with a parking garage designer, and a listener replied by asking them why they don’t interview the Human Transit guy, for balance I guess.  I had all the leeriness of comedy that you might expect, but it came off better than I expected, and it was fun.

The podcast is here.  After half an hour of comic banter between the hosts, the segment starts at 31:53 to 1:02:00.



5 Responses to A Brief Detour into Comedy

  1. Eric Keene November 18, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

    Just listened and enjoyed it. I am a transit nerd fan and really enjoyed it.

  2. RossB November 19, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

    That was cute. I like Paula Poundstone, and liked the segment you were on.

  3. AI November 20, 2020 at 7:49 am #

    Hello Mr. Walker.

    I hope this message finds you well.

    At the 48:22 mark of this podcast, you referenced a Portland Study about “the number one transit investment that we can make to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would actually be to run buses a lot more frequently.” What is the exact name of that study? MIght you have a weblink to that study?

    Thank you!

    • Jarrett December 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

      It was done by Metro, several years ago. I will ask, but if you have a contact at Metro I’d start there.

  4. kisahojol December 6, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

    I really like listening to Paula Poundstone’s podcast