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Episode 105: Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan

This week, Sara and Nikki relive their surreal evening spent amongst random celebrities and teenage screams.  Comedy power couple Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan (Comedy Central, Twitter & Twitter) make their triumphant return to the podcast and speculate about the pitfalls of Taylor-level fame.  Jim's new book, Dad is Fat, drops next week, but you should preorder a copy now just in case.  Written with Jeannie and inspired by their five kids, the book is an astonishingly hilarious and oppressively addicting collection of essays on fatherhood.  For the rest of the hour, the gang discusses collaborating with a writing partner, treating stand-up as therapy, and a rare definition of the word "galley".

Hey, remember a while back when Nikki recorded a special up in Boston?  Well that set premieres this Friday May 3rd at 12 midnight/11c, kicking off Comedy Central's new season of The Half Hour.  Read this now, watch that then.

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Direct download: YHTBT105_JimJeannieGaffigan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

Episode 104: Al Madrigal

This week, Sara and Nikki reannounce the renewal of their really great TV show Nikki & Sara LIVE (thanks for watching!) before quickly introducing their guest, comedian Al Madrigal (The Daily Show, @almadrigal).  Al's new standup special Why is the Rabbit Crying? premieres on Comedy Central this Friday April 26, making this episode the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the grueling road sets and iffy TV spots that have gotten him this far.  It's "gratitude and caution", Sara points out, that keep a comic sane as he strives through those early days, dreaming of a time when he'll have earned the respect and admiration of both his peers and his cussing kid cousins.

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Direct download: YHTBT_104_AlMadrigal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

Episode 103: Sue Costello

This week, Sara and Nikki are personally invited to a Taylor Swift gig out in Jersey and neither snow nor rain nor violent food poisoning will stay these girls from meeting the Swift herself.  Comic and birthday girl Sue Costello (@suecostello, The Fighter, TV everything) takes the ladies through her one-woman show I Wasn't Trying To Be Funny for which she's currently raising money to bring to a broader audience through Kickstarter (help her out!).  The show covers Sue's entire comedic career thus far, from the highs of being discovered at an elderly bringer show to the improbably unlucky lows of jealous mentors and hindering home runs, and how through it all she's maintained her trademark candor and zeal.

In closing, Nikki implores you to watch Nikki & Sara LIVE on MTV Tuesday at 11pm/10c.  Trust her, she's an expert in these things.

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Direct download: YHTBT_103_SueCostello.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

Episode 102: Chris Fairbanks

This week, Sara and Nikki quash a bout of podcaster's block by brainstorming new ways for Nikki to find dates.  Their guest Chris Fairbanks (@chrisfairbanks, Comedy Central, truTV's World's Dumbest), a comic who graced the stage at YHTBT's first live taping, takes this theme and runs with it first through the dark depths of sexual insanity and later around the whimsies of deceptive dating and pubic quilts.  To close, the three talk pee about Chris's CD, friend-of-the-'cast Myq Kaplan's existence, and Buzzfeeder @LouisPeitzman's timely tweets.

Studies show the absolute best way to spend your Tuesday nights from 11pm/10c on is watching Nikki & Sara LIVE on MTV, so be sure to be there as well.

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Direct download: YHTBT_102_ChrisFairbanks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Episode 101: Moshe Kasher

This week, Sara and Nikki declassify the events surrounding last week's torrent of celebrity encounters, codenamed "Zero Dark Flirty".  Comic Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher, The Champs podcast) barely makes it past MTV's team of New World Order security guards in time to plug his shows at Carolines with Natasha Leggero this very weekend and reminisce about his last barfight.  Moshe, whose dark and hilarious memoir Kasher in the Rye was published last year, has been cutting his way through the jungle of the LA TV biz and he comes armed with tales of treacherous table-reads and wise words for tackling rampant self-doubt.  The gang talks a little pee about Nikki's documented love for Fitzdog Radio, Sara's documented love for Nikki, and Moshe's dreams coming true vis-à-vis those Carolines shows (which, by the way, you should go to).

Hark: Pope Francis has decreed that you, dear sinner, should check out Nikki & Sara LIVE every Tuesday at 11pm/10c on MTV.  It will make you laugh and save your soul.

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Direct download: YHTBT_101_MosheKasher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

Episode 100: Mike Birbiglia

This week, Sara and Nikki just barely evade the censors and then react to Nikki's illicit half hour special gifts.  To celebrate their first triple-digit episode, the ladies entertain one of their biggest guests yet: Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs).  In Sara's humble office, the trio kick around some themes Mike covered in his recent movie Sleepwalk with Me, like crazy dreams and on-stage stress.  Later, they get to some he left out too, like the isolation of marriage and the optimism of cell division.  Plus Kanye.  They really cover it all.  Talking Pee singles out The Ben Show, that new Baumbach movie, a positive Internet interaction, and Maria Bamford's comedian-approved comedy.  Here's to the next hundred.

And be sure to watch Nikki & Sara LIVE Tuesdays at 11pm/10c on MTV because you deserve it.

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Direct download: YHTBT_100_MikeBirbiglia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

Episode 99: Michael Che

This week, Sara and Nikki conduct a no-nonsense all-business intro before announcing their pick for the YHTBT-designed listener-proposed website to be created on Squarespace: an entire site exclusively devoted to Talking Pee.  The ladies welcome rising comic Michael Che (Best Week Ever, Letterman, soon SNL) to discuss the art of calling out an audience's oversensitivity regarding such topics as race or bulldogs.  The trio touch upon all the complications and potential depression of watching porn and end up highlighting a host of real-world gestures, scents, and compliments that do a better job of turning them on anyway.  To close, everyone Talks Pee about Tim Minchin and his about-to-open Matilda, Mario Badescu and his magical skin creams, and Thai food as a whole.

Reminders!  If you'd like to attend the taping of Nikki's half-hour special this Friday March 1st in Boston fo' free, head over to for tickets.  And don't forget to do yourself a favor and tune in to Nikki & Sara LIVE this Tuesday at 11pm/10c on MTV.

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Direct download: YHTBT_99_MichaelChe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

This week, Sara and Nikki react live on-mic to their first taste of the Suit & Tie video (or at least to the best bits, until all that wacky jumping business).  After considering to which drug Vine is most similar, the ladies share some dark thoughts and weird feelings that follow them through life and the causes and goals that help them cope.  Looking like a badass angel from a half-remembered dream (probably involving cereal), rocker, proprietor, and professional partier Andrew W.K. suddenly appears to give one crazy-entertaining interview.  Besides discussing the many merits of the Internet and his first-rate Twitter, Andrew riffs on awesome childhood parties of yore, mind-blowing vision boards, and the only Party Tip he ever regrets endorsing.

If you're going to be anywhere near Boston on March 1st and you're a listener of this ol' podcast, then come see Nikki tape her Comedy Central half hour special!  It'll be incredibly fun and extremely free.  Click here to get the deets and reserve yr seats.  (And if you're going to be anywhere near a TV this Tuesday at 11pm/10c, then fire up MTV and watch Nikki & Sara LIVE whydontcha.)

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Direct download: YHTBT_98_AndrewWK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

Episode 97: Yannis Pappas
This week, Nikki and Sara marvel at how, two weeks in, they've already gotten used to the process of making their television show.  Sara recently saw Django Unchained in a now-rare moment of free time and when she says she liked it, Brooklyn-born comic and certified "grown man" (see ep. 96) Yannis Pappas (Modern Comedian, Twitter) offers his wholehearted agreement.  After flinging fury at Brooklyn's bogus new neighborhoods, Philly's sports obsessions, and Beantown's general demeanor, Yannis tells the story of the shooting that shoved him into maturity early on in his career.  The trio muse a bit on their futile little legacies but soon leap into a joyous edition of Talking Pee that includes a previral guessing game on YouTube, a playful pedometer on everyone's waistband, Yannis's modest dog zoo, and Nikki's upcoming appearance on The Burn.  Check her out this Tuesday (2/12) on Comedy Central at 10.30pm/9.30c...

...conveniently right before you flip over to Nikki & Sara LIVE on MTV at 11pm/10cNikki & Sara LIVE: like a podcast for your eyes!

Direct download: YHTBT_97_YannisPappas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Episode 96: Jessimae Peluso

This week, Sara and Nikki share the terror and elation of hosting Tuesday's premiere of Nikki and Sara LIVE while momentarily shutting out the demands of judgy Twitterers and next week's show.  Local comic and new friend Jessimae Peluso (Twitter) leads the ladies in a vivid chat about the vicious zits faced by all three at some point in their lives.  In a surprise cameo, Drunk Diddy himself pipes in to postulate the perfect pustule-killing potion.  Eventually the topic shifts to something more embarrassing than acne: the cocky posturing nearly every stand-up commits when starting out. 

Talking Pee brings a calmer end to a breathless episode, with shout-outs to Eliot Glazer's webseries Eliot's Sketch Pad, HBO's Enlightened, stretch pants in general, and the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, for which Jessimae's been making some crazy awareness videos.

And don't forget: Tuesdays11pm/10cMTVNikki and Sara LIVE.  Tune in!  Okay?  Good talk.

Direct download: YHTBT_96_JessimaePeluso.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Episode 95: Michelle Wolf

This week, Sara and Nikki reveal their hidden motives for hosting a TV show: proving their tween Twitter haters wrong and meeting famous men.  It's been a big day for up-and-coming guest comic Michelle Wolf, who arrives at the podcast-office straight from getting herself strategically fired from her impressive-sounding job.  Michelle outlines her origin story, twisting from her involvement in the Bear Stearns collapse to her experiments with pretty much every type of comedy and eventually bringing her to today, her first day of fully committing to the craft.  Your humble hosts have weathered the risk and excitement of this transition before and offering their insight on the situation leads to a frank and lively discussion about the feelings of workplace confidence and self-loathing that exist in every job everywhere.  Before bouncin', the trio talks pee about Jimmy Pardo's landmark podcast Never Not Funny, Cory Cavin's rising webseries Model Wife, and Beyonce's upcomin' rip-roarin' scandal-crushin' Super Bowl show.

Oh, hey, and REMEMBER: Nikki and Sara's well-titled TV show Nikki & Sara LIVE premieres THIS TUESDAY 1/29 at 11pm/10c on MTV!  Ahhh!  Gather 'round the telly with your family and friends and be there from the beginning.

Direct download: YHTBT_95_MichelleWolf.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

Episode 94: Jackie Kashian

This week, Nikki's just come up from a celeb-spiked Starbucks run and Sara's just come down from a hyperventilating Timberlake high minutes after the man announced that he's ready.  Their guest, Jackie Kashian (@jackiekashian), is used to such obsession: every week on her podcast The Dork Forest, she invites guests to rant freely about their unique loves.  The ladies leapfrog among topics, from the hotel room Jackie and Nikki shared on Last Comic Standing to the gym Nikki can't wait to quit, from the majesty of whale sharks to the pettiness of club owners, before finding a DF-worthy shared passion for Boggle.  Pee is talked about Dan Opsal's webseries Sugarboy, the NSFWiest fantasy webcomic you'll read all week, and Nikki's still-favorite app Sleep Cycle (if only they sponsored podcasts…).  Sit back and savor this fast and chatty hour.

Direct download: YHTBT_94_JackieKashian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Episode 93: Bridey Elliott

This week, Sara and Nikki revisit their contributions to this year's edition of 50 First Jokes and discuss whether all the flack Nikki got for her cancer joke was deserved or not.  Their guest Bridey Elliott (Twitter, Funny or Die) talks about her projects with big sister Abby and her childhood with dad Chris.  The gaggle of girls remember a world pre-Google when the only ways a kid could learn about sex were useless school lectures and There's Something About Mary.  For the rest of the episode, the ladies show no remorse about skipping classic literature or panning meandering movies.  Eventually they suggest alternatives of their own by talking pee about a wacky Christian flick, a wild insult show, and an insane old movie about the perils of comedy and extra limbs.

Don't forget to cop your free audiobook and support this here podcast by heading over to and setting up your free trial Audible membership.  Do it for the kids.

Direct download: YHTBT_93_BrideyElliott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

Episode 92: Nick Turner

This week, Sara and Nikki are back from their break with news of humorous iPads and difficult dads.  This is comedian Nick Turner's (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, If You Build It at UCBeast) third time as a guest on the podcast, a stratospheric record matched only by Kurt Braunohler.  Nick gives a preview of the upcoming Best Week Ever reboot he's currently gearing up for, inspiring the ladies, each of whom was recognized in public over the holidays, to share infant-TV-show stories of their own.  Nick's tale of a date tainted by Twitter spurs an entire talk about the faux pas lurking in Tweets and texts.  The three wrap up by talking pee about Skrillex's addicting behind the scenes videos, Grace Helbig's Daily Grace webseries, and Bruce Willis's first old-Bruce-meets-young-Bruce movie since Disney's The Kid, Looper.

And don't forget to claim your free audiobook and gain major points in YHTBT's pointbook by heading to and setting up your free trial Audible membership.  You'll get a book, the podcast'll get some cash, everybody wins.  Hop to it.

Direct download: YHTBT_92_NickTurner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

Episode 91: Emmy Blotnick & Gabe Gronli

This week, the ladies start off by introducing the first company brave enough to sponsor You Had To Be There:!  Audible hosts a virtually limitless selection of audio books and they currently have a sweet deal going on: if you start a no-fee risk-free month-long trial via, you get a no-questions-asked audiobook fer keeps and (as long as you follow that link) YHTBT'll get some coin tossed its way.  So please do that!

Then, after passing judgement on sexy cell phones, celebrity commentators, and TV doctors, Nikki and Sara take you further behind-the-scenes of their in-the-works series by welcoming writers Emmy Blotnick and Gabe Gronli to the podcast.  Their conversation is peppered with embarrassing tales that are hilarious in hindsight, but what it really zeroes in on are infections, everything from your deadly staph to your pesky urinary tract.  The gang eventually talk some figurative pee about good ol' Radiolab, a newfound favorite fruit, a sleek design blog, and former guest Joe DeRosa's Nikki-starring web series We Should Break Up.

And FYI: Sara and Nikki will be taking next week off due to holidays and travel and things, but to help fill the silence you should explore the podcast's back-catalog, check out their new show's MTV and FB pages, and get cracking on that free audiobook we discussed earlier.

Direct download: YHTBT_91_EmmyBlotnickGabeGronli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

Episode 90: H. Alan Scott

This week the ladies may seem hostile up top, but that’s only because of their air travel woes and rebelling brains.  Sara’s actually been pretty happy lately, having just spent the weekend joyriding around Richmond on a Christmas-house hunt, a family tradition.  Nikki’s known her guest, the comic and writer H. Alan Scott (Twitter, HuffPo), since high school, where they both had their first forays into performance thanks to theater.  After addressing the universal confusion of dick pics and dental dams, H.A.S. reveals what he’s been up to for much of 2012: battling cancer.  He’s had enough time over the months of treatment to rack up some fascinating thoughts on the tedium of the disease and the humanity around him.  However harrowing Scott’s stories get, he always includes something weirdly relatable, like Target's calming therapy or proven strategies for puking.  Talking pee includes shout-outs to an empowering Ted Talk, a tight glasses-maker, and the utterly addicting The John Friedman Internet Program.  This hour's sobering and hilarious, but above all it's great.

Direct download: YHTBT_90_HAlanScott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Episode 89: Brian McCann

This week, Sara and Nikki implicate the friends, family, and bullies to blame for all their neuroses and therapy, but the brilliant Brian McCann (Conan) soothes their stress through the Hawaiian healing of ho Ľoponopono.  You may recall from last week's ep that Nikki and Sara landed Brian as the head writer for their little late-night show over at MTV.  As a guest, Brian largely avoids shop talk and instead leads a hilarious discussion on protecting one's castle from every imaginable threat, including intruders, hellhounds, and make-believe fires.  After exploring the board games that drive families apart, Nikki and Sara salvage what starts as a train-wreck of a talking pee segment.  Listen, laugh, and meet the minds behind your future favorite TV show.

Direct download: YHTBT_89_BrianMcCann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

Episode 88: Eric Hutchinson

This week, Sara and Nikki rehash their Thanksgivings and gush about their new staff at MTV, especially the inspired hiring of Brian McCann as head writer.  The ladies discuss celebrity deaths and how to live forever through the magic of sampling before greeting musician Eric Hutchinson on a lighter note.  Their chat then swerves from sitcoms like Liz & Dick to singalongs like the R.E.M. catalog, from a shout-out to a sweet sleep app to advice on surviving stalkers.  Eventually Eric rolls far enough away from the boardroom table to play his misleading hit "Watching You Watch Him" and a cover of a Police classic.  Kick back and enjoy YHTBT's return to the music world.

Direct download: YHTBT_88_EricHutchinson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

Episode 87: Molly Tarlov

This week, Sara and Nikki explain how a single sexy scene from American Horror Story can undo a decade of Adam Levine apathy.  Once they've collected themselves, the ladies welcome their guest actress Molly Tarlov to the podcast meeting room.  Molly, who plays Sadie on Awkward, tells her showbiz origin story and leads the discussion from the lows of Twitter trolls to the highs of a JoJo singalong.  The trio winds down by talking some pee about Etsy, former guest Carmen Lynch, and a tale about a trip to the thee-ay-ter that manages to include a Homeland spoiler (you've been warned).  Give thanks for this fun, "flirty" episode. 

Direct download: YHTBT_87_MollyTarlov.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

Episode 86: Janeane Garofalo

This week, You Had To Be There's back and broadcasting from an exotic new locale: the snazziest conference room in a certain shiny Manhattan office.  As their audience sips coffee in swivel chairs, Sara and Nikki detail their move from the basement to the boardroom and share the self-image stresses of a recent photo shoot.  Soon the legendary and hilarious Janeane Garofalo swoops into the conversation to save the ladies' lives (prescription: less likes, in speech and on Facebook).  Janeane describes her days here in New York, from her subway altruism to her favorite chocolatier, and explains how she lives with little anxiety despite her troubling Waterworld premonitions.  Get back in the YHTBT habit with this enlightening episode.

Direct download: YHTBT_86_JaneaneGarofalo_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Episode 85: Dan St. Germain

This week, Nikki considers the pros and cons of her new Manhattan digs and tells a grand story of comedic rebellion that explains why she doesn't get many corporate gigs.  Though this is comedian Dan St. Germain's (John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, My Dumb Friends podcast) first official YHTBT appearance, he was previously the guest on this podcast's only lost episode, locked away in the Disney Vault for being, in Dan's words, "too sad".  The talk this time around starts out kind of dour, too, with tales of epically vindictive exes, but soon morphs into a fun litany of frank sexual histories, including Dan's weird nuts, Sara's minor orgy, and something called "Jeff Dunhamming".  Combat your post-Sandy cabin fever with this great episode (and then check out this recent post from previous guest Gavin McInnes celebrating Nikki's photos from the subways (remember those?)).

Direct download: YHTBT_85_DanStGermain_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

Episode 84: Sam Morril

This week, Sara gives a visceral account of her triumphant if unglamorous half-marathon and Nikki connects over the awkward joy of a good leg-pain massage.  The ladies then welcome their guest comedian Sam Morril (@sammorril, Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch") who, like Nikki, is a regular on the Comedy Cellar's storied stage which, for those of you west of the Hudson, means he's makin' it.  The trio spend the episode exchanging war stories of poor audience manners, from innocent post-show snubs to inexcusably proud hecklers, and save just enough time at the end to first damn then forgive Billy Crystal, that jerk and/or saint.

Direct download: YHTBT_84_SamMorril_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Episode 83: Rory Scovel

This week, Nikki and Sara toss around contest-caliber costume ideas for Halloween before losing their minds welcoming back to the show comedian Rory Scovel (Conan, @roryscovel).  Rory and the ladies bond over a shared love of yelling at strangers in public, especially in Des Moines, home of the Most Difficult Audience on Earth.  Before long, the discussion focuses on eliminating the BS from relationships and marriage myths, an issue groom-to-be Scovel feels particularly strong about.  The episode ends goofily enough as Rory fails a pop star audition and Sara and Nikki ban a shameful celebrity from their TV show before it's even begun.  Hear, hear!

Direct download: YHTBT_83_RoryScovel_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

Episode 82: Jeff Dye

This week, Nikki and Sara are back in Brooklyn and reflecting on their busy September travels.  The ladies recently collaborated with their guest comedian Jeff Dye (Last Comic Standing) on a couple episodes of his insane MTV series Money From Strangers.  Jeff conveys the mind-altering power of playing God on a prank show and Sara and Nikki offer previews of the most absurd situations they controlled during their stint in the MFS van.  The podcast gets healthy as Sara, a newly-minted jock, compares her grueling running regimen with Jeff's torturous LA workouts and Jeff warns the group about the perils of scammer yogis.  Listen 'til the end and you'll discover the dark side of uplifting TV, experience the thrill of gift-giving/getting when Nikki surprises Sara with a wobbly collectable, and learn more about rats than you will from any other podcast this week, guaranteed.

Direct download: YHTBT_82_JeffDye_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

Episode 81: Nikki DeLoach

This week, Nikki and Sara borrow a studio deep within the Nerdist HQ to bring you more LA updates.  Having recently regained consciousness, Sara explains her humbling near-death experience with a bug.  Then Nikki tells what was going through her mind during her wholly successful Conan set and shares the compliments the host/her hero paid afterward.  In continuing the theme Teen Stars Done Good (see ep. 80), this week's guest is Nikki DeLoach (The All New Mickey Mouse Club, Awkward.)  Nikki was a part of the MMC cast with Spears, Gosling, and Timberlake and lived the 90s fantasy of girl groups, perms, and popstar boyfriends.  After some reminiscing, Nikki details how she broke out of the machine and strove to get herself educated and acclimated to a realer world.  Before long, she reentered the industry with the perspective required to tackle more challenging projects, like her current role as the extremely imperfect mother Lacey on MTV's Awkward.  The episode closes on a very thorough pee-talking session featuring sincere shout-outs to Chris Gethard for his brilliant letter to a troubled fan, Greg Fitzsimmons for his unrivaled podcast, and the fundraisers springing up in Nikki D's hometown to support a girl with cancer.  Dig in.

Direct download: YHTBT_81_NikkiDeLoach_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Episode 80: Rider Strong

This week, Nikki and Sara report from sunny LA where they've been busy killing on Conan, writing for the Creative Arts Emmys, and tackling their first red carpet.  Soon Rider Strong drops in and describes life in the 90s when you're deluged by fan mail.  You may know Rider best as Shawn Hunter from Boy Meets World, but nowadays he's a full-fledged DIY director and a successful one at that: he and his brother are currently developing the feature version of their TriBeCa Film Festival-featured short The Dungeon Master.  Rider explains how and why he worked to break out of an easy typecast rut and transition to a more creative and meaningful career.  The conversation later veers from favorite modern TV to kissing for an audience, but it all just works on this brisk and positive episode.

Direct download: YHTBT_80_RiderStrong_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Episode 79: Joe DeRosa

This week, Sara justifies her pricy haircut and Nikki presents their guest, comedian Joe DeRosa (Comedy Central Presents, @joederosacomedy).  Joe's currently putting the finishing touches on his new webseries We Should Break Up, in which he and our very own Nikki Glaser star as a couple who by all accounts should call it quits.  But minutes into the conversation, a twist! -- Joe and Nikki actually dated IRL before tumultuously splitting some time before this calmer collaboration (set to debut in just a few weeks).  What results is not relationship rubbernecking but something much richer: a blunt, relatable rundown of the life cycle of a couple and the logistics of somehow remaining friends afterward.  Get ready, huge range of emotions on this one.

Hey! Also! Bonus!  Nikki was on CONAN!  Watch her set here.

Direct download: YHTBT_79_JoeDeRosa_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Episode 78: Scott Moran

This week, Sara and Nikki waste no time on chitchat before introducing their storied Renaissance man of a guest: stand-up, visual artist, filmmaker, and boyfriend Scott Moran (@scottmoran9876).  With his already-acclaimed new webseries Modern Comedian, Scott documents the comedy scene by crafting elegant video profiles of other rising comics.  Scott recalls Sara's hilariously aloof introduction to his father and the couple outlines their official opinion of baby talk.  The trio touches on that unique disappointment of fulfilling a dream and finding its outcome underwhelming, and later offers some prescient advice about the Tonight Show's budget woes.  Things start wrapping up with Sara talking pee about web journalist Xeni Jardin and Nikki auditioning for an honorary spot in the Scott-Sara relationship.  Super casual, super funny episode.

Direct download: YHTBT_78_ScottMoran_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Episode 77: Andy Haynes

This week, Nikki explains the virtual babies in her life and Sara gushes about her new writing job with a familiar award show.  The ladies welcome back comic Andy Haynes (Conan, Modern Comedian) to tackle the napping and nerves brought on by Sara's stress, Nikki's gig-on-a-boat, and Andy's most recent TV set.  Andy recounts a hilarious childhood peeing mishap, which leads to a discussion on the intricate etiquette of easing bodily functions into a relationship.  Finally, this loopy episode ends with Talking Pee, YHTBT's new life-affirming semi-regular segment to keep you in a positive mood until next week's installment.

Direct download: YHTBT_77_AndyHaynes_Bounce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Episode 76: Emily Heller

This week, the ladies describe the agony and the ecstasy of handling hecklers, inspired by a recent showdown Nikki won at the Cellar.  Sara recounts a potentially scary exchange from the road that ended the best possible way and invites hilarious comic Emily Heller (John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Baby Geniuses podcast) to tell a horror story of her own.  Next, the competition for Most Similar to Emily begins: is it Sara, who once played Emily on national television, or Nikki, with whom Emily shares a fun neurological condition/super power?  The trio delve into difficult dating, toxic friendships, and mild sex cults, but close out on a positive note by talking pee (trademark pending) about some of their peers.  So listen up, you might get a brain tingle or two.

Direct download: YHTBT_76_EmilyHeller_Bounce_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Episode 75: Anya Marina

This week, Nikki and Sara mix things up in a few ways: one, instead of their normal catching up on life at the top of the show, they answer questions from fans. Two, this week's guest is not a comedian, but instead the amazingly talented musician Anya Marina (who also just happens to be very funny). Anya describes her experience being on the "Twilight: New Moon" soundtrack, internet haters, tampons, her journey to Portland and her famous cover of T.I.'s "Whatever You Like." Finally, she plays two songs, one from her album "Felony Flats," and the aforementioned T.I. cover. SO GOOD!

Direct download: YHTBT_075.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

This week, Sara shares a horrifying incident with spit on the subway, and then A.D. Miles (Fallon head writer) joins in for a chat about having a baby in NYC, working on a late night show, ghosts, vodka tampons, and much more.  But best of all, he shares an absolutely HILARIOUS story about moving to New York with Zach Galifianakis. Don't miss this! A very delightful episode, if we do say so ourselves.

Direct download: YHTBT_074.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

Episode 73: Louis Katz

Ooooooh boy. This one's a dirty one. As per one fan's request, Sara and Nikki tackle the topic of cunnilingus. Then, hilarious, wonderful man Louis Katz joins in for a detailed, interesting talk about getting off. Do it. (Literally.)

Direct download: YHTBT_073a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

Episode 72: Seth Herzog

In this name-droppy (in a good way) episode, Sara and Nikki discuss the Katy Perry 3D movie experience, and then hear a wonderful tale of celebrity hijinks from Fallon warm-up and bit player Seth Herzog, and he recounts a bachelor party gone awkwardly wrong.

Direct download: YHTBT_072a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Episode 71: Rachel Feinstein

Welcome to Season 2 of "You Had To Be There!" Why is it season 2? Because we said so. And we think it very appropriate that our first guest for Season 2 was ALSO our first guest from Season 1! The wonderful Rachel Feinstein joins us for a discussion about the Daniel Tosh "rape joke" controversy, rape culture, girl-on-girl action, dad's, and more.

Direct download: YHTBT_071.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

Episode 70: Dave Hill

Yes! Dave Hill, the awesome comedian and musician behind the "You Had To Be There" theme song, is finally a guest on the show, providing some acoustic songs and hilarious conversation. He and the ladies discuss high school reunions, boobies, Nikki's instagram, and Dave tells one of the CRAZIEST subway stories of all time. This one is so GREAT!

Direct download: YHTBT_070.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

Episode 69: Jake Plunkett & Matt Fulchiron

Heyyyyyyyy!! This week, Sara and Nikki talk about the making of their pilot with one of its core producers, Jake Plunkett, and then discuss doing the road with comedian Matt Fulchiron (Comedy Central). This one's got self-esteem you guys!

Direct download: YHTBT_069.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Episode 68: Gavin McInnes

This week, Nikki and Sara welcome the hilarious and wild Gavin McInnes (ex-Vice, Street Carnage, TakiMag, Fox News) to discuss jizz, partying after kids, his new book "How to Piss in Public," and more. Get in on this!

Direct download: YHTBT_068.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am EDT

Episode 67: Jermaine Fowler

In this exciting episode, Nikki and Sara can finally speak publicly about their big news! Then, the young and talented Jermaine Fowler shares his big news about "In Living Color," discusses his crazy family, pranking his girlfriend, and much more. Come, celebrate with us!

Direct download: YHTBT_067.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

Episode 66: Greg Johnson

On this week's episode, comedian and Twitter aficionado Greg Johnson chats with Nikki and Sara about Michael Keaton, misleading magazine marketing, and covert cross-dressing, plus Sara name-drops her Kickstarter donors over some soothing acoustic arpeggios. It's all great, all of it.  Listen up!

Direct download: YHTBT_066.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

Episode 65: Tommy Johnigan

This week, Nikki and Sara discuss Mother's Day, attachment parenting, and more with the supremely funny and nice comedian Tommy Johnigan. Nikki asks Tommy about doing Letterman multiple times and about his hero fantasies. This one is great, because guess what - Tommy is great!

Direct download: YHTBT_065.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

Episode 64: Megan Ganz

"Community" writer Megan Ganz joins Sara and Nikki for this delightful episode to discuss obsessive drawings, annoying birthdays, and how to stave off madness during an employment gap.  Sound cool?  Cool cool cool.

Direct download: YHTBT_064.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Episode 63: Andrea Rosen

The infinitely funny Andrea Rosen (Michael & Michael Have Issues, Flight of The Conchords, and much more) dropped by Sara's apartment this week for an in-depth convo with the ladies about sex shops, cereal, dildos, her baby, and marriage. She is the funniest. Check it!

Direct download: YHTBT_063.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

Episode 62: Andy Blitz

This week, Nikki and Sara discuss the awful monster known as the house centipede. Then, comedian Andy Blitz (Eagleheart, Late Night with Conan O'Brien) joins in for his first podcast appearance ever! The three talk about pests, ghosts, homeless people, and more.

Direct download: YHTBT_062.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

Episode 61: Chris Gethard

Hilarious storyteller and endlessly inventive comedian Chris Gethard joins Nikki and Sara for a convo about his walk to Bonnaroo, that time he almost got raped, and much more. But first, Sara talks about her Kickstarter project and Nikki gives an update on asking a guy out at the Marriott.

Direct download: YHTBT_061.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

Episode 60: Michael Showalter

This week, Sara and Nikki welcome Michael Showalter (The StateStella, and much much more) into the fold. Sara and Nikki first discuss their childhood fears, and then Mike joins in for some frank talk about growing up in the streets, boys liking girls, awkward moments with your parents, vacationing in the Hamptons, Top Chef, and The Bachelor. This is a great one!

Direct download: YHTBT_060.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Episode 59: Kurt Braunohler

One of our favorite guests on the show returns, this time with properly working microphones! With Kurt Braunohler, Nikki and Sara discuss his upcoming IFC game show, Bunk!, yeast infections, pink eye, having sex in public, and one of our favorite topics: weird noises and phrases one could / has made or said during sex. Fun!

Direct download: YHTBT_059.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

Episode 58: Jim Gaffigan

The legend-in-the-making Jim Gaffigan stopped by Sara's apartment (to sit in her "daddy chair") and talk about pranks, A1 sauce, Dr. Pepper, bullying, and what it's like to be a comedian with a family of "normals." Also, Jim's lovely and wise wife Jeannie Gaffigan joins in to tell the story of how they met and more. This one is the best! DO IT!

Direct download: YHTBT_058.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

Episode 57: Judah Friedlander

This week, The World Champion Judah Friedlander makes himself comfy in Sara's apartment, rifles through her bookshelf and gives Nikki some love advice. He also discusses pizza in St. Louis, the evolution of his persona, his unusual career path, and more. Be a champ yourself and listen to this one! It's one of our favorites.

Direct download: YHTBT_057.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

Episode 56: Gabe Liedman

We're back in Brooklyn with this lively episode! First, Nikki and Sara give an update on their pilot and Sara describes a recent audition for a movie. Then, the girls welcome the extremely funny Gabe Liedman (Onion News Network, Vh1, Gabe & Jenny) for a lengthy discussion about movies, poop, the depiction of talented "fat" women in the media, and more!

Direct download: YHTBT_56.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Episode 55: Brendon Walsh

Here is another episode taped in Los Angeles! This time, Nikki and Sara recount a gross experience in the greenroom at a comedy club, and then invite the wonderful Brendon Walsh to chat. Sara recounts the embarrassing gaffe she made when first meeting Brendon, and Nikki thanks Brendon for some advice he gave her when she was in college. Then the conversation meanders into Sara's Jesus complex, porn, pranks, and more.

Direct download: YHTBT_055.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Episode 54: Jacqueline Novak

This week, the quirky and delightful Jacqueline Novak sits in with Nikki and Sara to talk about obsessive behaviors, masturbation, and what it's like talking about sexual topics on the podcast and on stage. This one gets deep into the brain y'all. Go there with us.

Direct download: YHTBT_054.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

Episode 53: Kyle Kinane

Another show from the road, this time at the home of former Fallon writer-director Michael Blieden in Los Angeles, California! In this episode, Nikki and Sara sit around a table with a couple of friends eating guacamole and talking to the amazingly funny and gentle-hearted Kyle Kinane. Kyle and the ladies discuss Southwest Airlines, gross habits, and more. Again, apologies if the sound is wonky. We'll be back to our normal episodes with Andrew at the helm very soon!

Direct download: YHTBT_053.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Episode 52: Live from Indy with Greg Warren!

**NOTE: We are aware of the audio issues with this one, but it's the best we could get given the venue's technical capabilities. Apologies!** Coming to you live from Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple, Indiana, Sara and Nikki welcome the hilarious and wonderful Greg Warren to the stage. The audience was loving and fun, and the ladies talk about anal beads, vibrators, bridal showers, sex shops, and much more.

Direct download: YHTBT_052.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

Episode 51: James Adomian

The man of many voices James Adomian joins Sara and Nikki for a meandering discussion of East Coast v. West Coast, water parks, rainbow chasing, and of course James treats us to impressions of Jesse Ventura, Alex Jones, Lewis Black, Paul F. Tompkins, and more!

Direct download: YHTBT_051.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

Episode 50: Broad City

We did it! Another 25 episodes! This week, Nikki and Sara describe what it was like to tape their pilot, and have a lively discussion with the ladies of Broad City (Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson). Ilana and Abbi talk about taking their web series to TV, and then the conversation digresses into dating comedians, pedophiles, and more.

Direct download: YHTBT_050.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

Episode 49: Gary Gulman

This week, Nikki and Sara sit down with the hilarious Gary Gulman to discuss "dick riding," being (or not being) Jewish, Waldo's evil brother Maldo, comedy, and more! Sara lost her voice so get ready for some husky whispers. By the end, Sara resorts to using a text-to-speech app with hilarious results. RIDE THIS!

Direct download: YHTBT_049.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

Episode 48: Sean Patton

Oh boy, this one's a doozy! Sara and Nikki have an indepth conversation with comedian Sean Patton (Conan, Fallon) about the risks of dating a comedian - and the ladies share some harrowing tales. This one is intense, revealing, dirty, and hilarious.

Direct download: YHTBT_048.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Episode 47: Nick Vatterott

This week, the brilliant young comedian Nick Vatterott joins Sara and Nikki for a fun discussion that mostly revolves around a YHTBT favorite topic: ridiculous stuff one could say during sex. But first, the girls explain why two episodes were forever lost, and talk a little about their MTV pilot. Get up on this!

Direct download: YHTBT_047.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

Episode 46: Tom Shillue

In this chatty episode, Sara and Nikki talk about some interactions with fans, quitting drinking, and what they did for Thanksgiving. Then, comedian and storyteller Tom Shillue joins in for a group talk about living the moderate life, Pauly Shore, Tom's start in comedy, Twitter, and more!

Direct download: YHTBT_046.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

After a little break, we're back with an all new episode! First, Nikki and Sara go OFF on their love for Beyonce, and then Jared Logan joins in for a lively discussion about walking out on movies, ghosts, and more.

Direct download: YHTBT_045a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

Episode 44: John F. O'Donnell

In this top notch episode, there's exciting news, hilarious stories, and lots of deep stuff. First, Nikki and Sara announce some big news! Then, comedian John F. O'Donnell unleashes his ranty charm, describes his struggles with being manic depressive, and what it was like in the psychiatric ward. Nikki shares her own tale of the psychiatric ward, and just when you think things are gonna get too depressing, everyone manages to keep the laughs coming. This is why we do it, folks.

Direct download: YHTBT_044_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

Episode 43: Jamie Lee and Chaz Kangas

Yo yo yo yo we have a fun episode for you this week! First, Sara tells a story about peeing herself in public. Then, hilarious comedian and writer Jamie Lee joins in for a great discussion about the Kardashians, love, marriage, kids, and more. Finally, young rapper Chaz Kangas does some freestyle based on numerous suggestions from the audience. Get this up in your ears.

Direct download: YHTBT_043_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

Episode 42: Paul F. Tompkins

In this glorious episode, the amazing, hilarious, and incredibly handsome Paul F. Tompkins joins Sara and Nikki for a conversation about auditioning, characters, getting in trouble, subway confrontations and more. Then things get INTENSE when PFT confronts Sara about a statement she made on one of You Had To Be There's early episodes.

Direct download: YHTBT_042.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am EDT

Episode 41: Tiny Apartment Returns!

If you want a clusterfucky, hilarious conversation amongst amazingly funny and bestest friends, this is your episode. Tiny Apartment (Jessie Cantrell, Mike O'Gorman, Pat Driscoll) return to discuss everything. EVERYTHING! Topics include Twilight, Real Housewives, Sororities, Paul Rudd, Pat's amazing impressions, plastic surgery, beef curtains, Michael Kors, The Cosby's, "Romeo + Juliet", "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves," Seal, Lindsay Lohan, and more.

Direct download: YHTBT_041.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

Episode 40: Nick Turner and Santah

Lordy lordy look who's 40 (episodes)! On this rambunctious episode, Nikki and Sara are joined by the amazingly funny Nick Turner and the adorable Chicago band Santah! First, Nikki talks about a viral video she loves, Sara discusses a heartbreaking rejection she faced in college, and the two talk about school plays. Then, Nick describes his talents as a child, his start in New York, and the three talk about Libya, a disturbing video, and interacting with strangers in New York. Finally, the band Santah plays two awesome songs!

Direct download: YHTBT_040.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EDT

Episode 39: Sarah Tollemache

In this week's delightful episode, comedian and writer Sarah Tollemache stopped by Sara's apartment for a frank discussion about blow jobs, Occupy Wall Street, and more. First, Nikki describes her experience auditioning for college gigs, and then Sara shares a cautionary tale about talent agents. Then, Sarah Tollemache joins in to relay her and Nikki's experiences at Occupy Wall Street. The ladies hatch a genius plan involving blow jobs and M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village." Join the movement, you guys!

Direct download: YHTBT_039.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

Episode 38: Hari Kondabolu

This week, the hilarious Hari Kondabolu (Comedy Central, Kimmel) dropped by to discuss "The Lion King," "Newsies," pets, horse porn, and much more. This will delight and also maybe terrify you. Not for the weak of mind.

Direct download: YHTBT_038.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Episode 37: Paul Scheer and Pete Holmes

Live from a hotel room in Los Angeles! The day after Sara went to the Emmy's, Nikki and Sara invited the amazing Paul Scheer and Pete Holmes to chat about Hollywood, kale, getting into fights at restaurants, true crime TV, writing jokes, developing new catchphrases, and more. We were sans Andrew this time, so forgive us if the sound is a bit wonky.

Direct download: YHTBT_037.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Episode 36: Henry Phillips

In this episode, the wonderful comedian Henry Phillips chats and sings and discusses his hilarious web series "Henry's Kitchen," making movies, and more. But first, Nikki and Sara talk about their lack of skills in certain areas like cleaning and doing hair. Sara tells a story about working as a janitor, Nikki shares her "It's Not Litter" song, and audience member and former guest Joe List talks about boogers. Come, podcast with us!

Direct download: YHTBT_036.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

Episode 35: Carmen Lynch

This week, Nikki and Sara have a chat with comedian Carmen Lynch (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central). The ladies talk about being the other woman, dating in the modern world, the dreaded friend zone, the topic of suicide, bad trips, how not to tweet about someone dying, and getting asked out by old dudes on the street. Yep, we pretty much covered it all in this one.

Direct download: YHTBT_035.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

Episode 34: Tanner Walle

After a booking snafu, Sara and Nikki brave the podcast alone until their musician pal all the way from Episode 1, Tanner Walle, joins in. This is a doozy: they have a frank discussion about jizz, Sara reveals a lurid tale of bedroom miscommunication, and Nikki shares a hilarious and cruel story about the "you know who you look like?" game. Tanner closes it out with what we like to call "vibrator music." Come, listen with us.

Direct download: YHTBT_034.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

Episode 33: Stuckey and Murray

This week, Nikki and Sara take some time to answer a few questions submitted by some Hobots and Brobots (their decided name for YHTBT fans). Then, hilarious and supremely nice comedy duo Stuckey & Murray join in to talk about their experience on "Last Comic Standing" and more. Then they play three great songs. If you've never heard these two before, you absolutely must listen - they are awesome!

Direct download: YHTBT_033.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

Episode 32: Zach Sherwin (MC Mr Napkins)

Nikki has returned! In this episode, Sara tells Nikki about her weird obsession with "dark-umentaries" and how they motivate her to get work done, and then Nikki explains her violent hatred of Applebee's. And of course naturally, that leads into a discussion about rape jokes. The, comedian / rapper Zach Sherwin (MC Mr. Napkins) talks about willpower, getting work done, and the ladies mull over how to deal with other comedians' success.  Finally, before performing a few songs, Zach helps Sara and Nikki figure out a name for YHTBT listeners. Take a listen, and find out who you are.

Direct download: YHTBT_032.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Episode 31: Jon Friedman and Andy Friedman

This is a You Had To Be There first: Nikki's out of town! Sara bravely attempts to host alone, though Nikki calls in at the beginning to explain her whereabouts - so it's not a totally Nikki-less episode. Then, Sara's BFF Jon Friedman (The Rejection Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), joins in for a conversation about starting in New York together, fart noises, and what it was like working at Fallon together. Their co-blogger Cory Cavin joins in to further reminisce. Then, Jon's brother Andy Friedman (musician, artist) takes us out with three amazing songs. A cozy episode, but we'll be glad to have Nikki back for episode 32!

Direct download: YHTBT_031.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40am EDT

Episode 30: Jessi Klein and Some Calypso Music

This time the ladies get deep into a discussoin about dating and finding the right guy. First, Nikki and Sara talk about friends with benefits, and then the lovely and talented Jessi Klein (Comedy Central, SNL) joins in. The ladies go through the five things they want in a man - and about not settling for anything less. Guys and girls both need to take a listen. Several "a-ha" moments guaranteed. Finally, Marc Friedman (The Slip) and some friends play us a very special selection of calypso music! Neat!

Direct download: YHTBT_030.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Episode 29: Keith and The Girl

On this episode, Sara and Nikki welcome two podcasting legends: Keith and The Girl (Keith Malley and Chemda Khalili). The four talk about love, cat-calls, revenge, and more. If you've ever heard Keith and The Girl (if you haven't, you need to start, now!), then you know how great Keith and Chemda are at conversation. At the end, Chemda and her girlfriend Lauren Hennessy perform a couple songs. Do this!

Direct download: YHTBT_029.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EDT

Episode 28: Wyatt Cenac and TJ Miller

Get ready for a jam-packed episode! First, Nikki regales us with a tale about getting arrested and her subsequent court appearance. Then, Wyatt Cenac joins in to add his own arrest story. He also discusses his Comedy Central special, his rockbottom moment before getting The Daily Show, and more. TJ Miller then reveals a special meeting with Tom Cruise, and talks about his new album. We end on a sneak peek of on of the crazier tracks, "Special Individual." Go ahead, treat yourself to a listen. Because YOU are a special individual.

Direct download: YHTBT_028.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am EDT

Episode 27: Eric Drysdale and Corn Mo

This week, Colbert Report writer Eric Drysdale and musician Corn Mo get all delightful in Sara's apartment. First, Sara and Nikki discuss the newly-formed YHTBT Rewards Program, and they discuss their respective policies on movie-going. Then, Eric joins in and describes his new viewfinder experience, called "The Man With F.E.E.E.T.", and his pathway to becoming an Emmy-winning comedy writer. Amid the conversation, Sara describes her terrifying doll named Penny. Finally, Corn Mo plays a few songs on the accordion, talks about Pandora stations and meeting Tiny Tim.

Direct download: YHTBT_027.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

Episode 26: A Very Special Episode with Pat Dixon

Moments before this episode began taping, Nikki got some crushing news. She and Sara talk about the heartbreaking reality of show business and how they cope with rejection. Things get deep and eyes well up. Then, comedian Pat Dixon joins the discussion. It meanders into dark territory - Pat's crime report podcast gives him insight into the underworld of New York City. Heavy stuff, but still funny. Buckle up.

Direct download: YHTBT_026.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

Episode 25! Live at UCB with Todd Barry, Kurt Braunohler & Mike Doughty

We did it! After receiving a negative review from someone who claimed we'd never make it to episode 25 - we defiantly hosted our 25th episode as a live show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Guests include Todd Barry, Kurt Braunohler, and Mike Doughty. This is a raucous, hilarious episode. Thanks to all the folks who came out to see it in person, and thank you to all our listeners out there. We love you! Here's to 25 more!

Direct download: YHTBT_25-UCBii.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Episode 24: Dan Soder and Micah & Myq

In this episode, Nikki and Sara give some behind-the-scenes insight into the amazing episode 23, and welcome Dan Soder and Micah & Myq (Micah Sherman and Myq Kaplan).  Dan talks about "twat twang" and college days, and then after a short break and toilet malfunction, Micah & Myq chat and play three hilarious songs.

Direct download: YHTBT_024.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

Episode 23: Shock G

In this special episode, Digital Underground co-founder Shock G joins Sara and Nikki for an intensely interesting and hilarious conversation and piano jam. Greg explains the origins of Humpty Hump, his recent performances with Dave Chapelle, his friendship with Tupac, imagining the Obamas getting it on, sending dirty pictures, drug addiction, heartbreak, and much more. Listen to the second half for meandering song performances on the piano!

Direct download: YHTBT_023.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Episode 22: Ben Kronberg and Julie Klausner

This week, comedian Ben Kronberg (Jimmy Kimmel Live) and Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week) join Sara and Nikki for a conversation, music, and laughs. First, Nikki and Sara talk about roommates, and then Ben joins in for a completely random conversation - Sara confronts Ben about his sometimes combative performance style. Ben attempts to do some live music but then opts for one-liners instead. Then, Julie talks about Sara's neighborhood cat, the entire group watches the latest cat viral video, and the ladies discuss friendships. Finally, Julie ends on a wonderful rendition of Roxette's "Must Have Been Love", which turns into a singalong.

Direct download: YHTBT_022.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am EDT

Episode 21: Brooke Van Poppelen & David Cope

On this installment, Nikki and Sara welcome Brooke Van Poppelen (TruTV, ECNY nominee) and David Cope (Comedy Central), two emerging comics that you're going to love. First, Sara talks about a scary visit to the ER after last episode's taping, and Nikki recounts a horrifying and hilarious discovery that you will have to hear to believe. Then, Brooke joins in and the ladies talk LADY STUFF! Finally, David shares a funny e-mail exchange with his dad, and reveals his love for a new-age harpist. He plays us some of his harp jokes, and then we end with one of David's new age harp songs! (Must listen to the very end!) Enjoy.

Direct download: YHTBT_021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31pm EDT

Episode 20: Arden Myrin & Ben Lerman

This week, Nikki and Sara welcome Arden Myrin (MadTV, Chelsea Lately) and Ben Lerman! They discuss Sara's ant problem and Nikki's experience with a house centipede. Then, Arden joins in and they talk parades, Nikki's experience filmiing a reality show, losing one's virginity, and more! Finally, Ben Lerman plays us some of his delightfully sweet and funny songs.

Direct download: YHTBT_020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Episode 19: The Gregory Brothers & Reggie Watts

In this episode, The Gregory Brothers (Auto-Tune The News) give a delightful interview and perform three of their hits. Plus, Reggie Watts stuck around from the last episode and added his two cents. First, Sara and Nikki describe some embarrassing moments from their youth, and Nikki confronts an adult bully in her life. Then, The Gregory Brothers talk about Antoin Dodson, touring (with a brief cameo from audience member Ted Leo!), and sing three songs including "Bed Intruder Song" and "Double Rainbow". Best sep ep ever?

Direct download: YHTBT_019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EDT

Episode 18: Reggie Watts

After a short break, we're back with an all new episode, this time with the amazingly talented and possible alien Reggie Watts. First, Nikki and Sara catch up since they last saw each other in Portland, and Sara talks about leaving Late Night for a new job. Then, Reggie discusses his current work in a play, performing on Conan, and more. Then, he works his magic performing a few songs! Check back later this week for Episode 19, with both Reggie Watts and The Gregory Brothers (AutoTune The News).

Direct download: YHTBT_018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

Bonus Episode: Kristen Schaal

Here's an outtake from Episode 15 with Kristen Schaal! In it, Kristen tells us about interactions with famous people, her book, Bob's Burgers, and more. We will be back next week with all new episodes!

Direct download: YHTBT_17a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

Episode 17: Live at Bridgetown! with Nick Tune, Chris Fairbanks, and MC Mr. Napkins

Recorded at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon at the Mt. Tabor Lounge. In this episode, Nikki and Sara take the podcast on the road for the first time! Comedians Nick Thune (The Tonight Show, Comedy Central), Chris Fairbanks (Fuel TV, Comedy Central, MTV), and MC Mr. Napkins (Zach Sherwin) join their hosts at the Mt. Tabor Lounge along with about 50 or so audience members. They discuss the festival, famous people, the time Chris took a Cialis, being a comedian rapper, and more. Plus, both Nick and Zach perform a couple of songs for us! Thanks to Bridgetown and to Jay Mackin at for helping us pull this off!

Direct download: YHTBT_017.mp3
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Episode 16: Tiny Apartment & Black Telephone

In this raucuous episode, the creators of the hilarious web series Tiny Apartment (Jessie Cantrell, Mike Ogorman, Pat Driscoll) join Nikki and Sara along with the Washington, D.C. indie rock band Black Telephone. Nikki and Sara kick things off by shouting out their young fans, and then Nikki tells a tale about a recent run-in with a pervert on the train. Then, Jessie, Mike, and Pat join in. Topics include: their web series, squirting, Billy Joel, the popular crowd, and much more. Make sure you listen for Mike's amazing Christian Bale impression! Finally, Black Telephone delivers two amazing songs including the use of a hipster drum machine!

Direct download: YHTBT_016.mp3
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Episode 15: Kristen Schaal & Amy Miles

In this revealing episode of You Had To Be There, comedian and actress Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers, The Daily Show, and many more amazing credits) and musician Amy Miles (Smart Girls at The Party, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) join Sara and Nikki for a brutally honest conversation about knitting. Not really. It's a conversation about sex, masturbation, and orgies, y'all! And a little bit about the weather. Then, at the end, Amy Miles plays two amazingly beautiful songs and one funny one from 7th Floor West (on Fallon). Stay tuned for a bonus mini-episode with more from Kristen Schaal!

Direct download: YHTBT_015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

Episode 14: Hannibal Buress & Mindy Raf

On a lazy sunday afternoon, Nikki and Sara welcomed Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL, Late Night, Comedy Central) and Mindy Raf (a standup who is also known for her folk-singer character, Leibya Rogers), along with a delightful audience of friends. First, Sara and Nikki talk about crying and fainting on stage, and then asked Hannibal about the weirdest thing that's ever happened to him while performing. The answer is hilarious, and from there the conversation wanders into his career, his influences, and more. Then, Mindy Raf explains her character Leibya Rogers, before performing two songs and answering questions while in character! Come, walk with us. In your head.

Direct download: YHTBT_014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Episode 13: Nate Bargatze & Shonali Bhowmik

This episode, comedian Nate Bargatze (Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Presents) and Shonali Bhowmik (Tigers & Monkeys, Variety SHAC) join Nikki, Sara, and a small group of friends for a hilarious conversation. First, Sara discusses an odd side job she has, and then Nikki describes an awkward moment with a fan and his wife. When Nate joins in, they talk about Nate's act, performing in Iraq, and more. Then, in a crazy small-world moment, Shonali realizes that Nate's dad is someone near and dear to her heart. The conversation meanders to church camp, journaling to Jesus, and Shonali's music. She brings the podcast to a beautiful finish with two new songs from her solo album, 100 Oaks Revival.

Direct download: YHTBT_013.mp3
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Episode 12: Fallon Writers Mike DiCenzo, Amy Ozols & Bashir Salahuddin

In this very special episode of YHTBT, three writers from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Mike "Deetch" DiCenzo, Amy Ozols, & Bashir Salahuddin join Sara and Nikki for a meandering but hilarious conversation about writing for the show, "very special" episodes of sitcoms, catchphrase characters, nightmares, and much more. Make sure you stay for the last 10 minutes, in which Bashir interprets the lyrics to two of Deetch's original songs. The two cap it off with a beautiful rendition of the America's Funniest Home Videos theme song!

Direct download: YHTBT_012.mp3
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Episode 11: Sabrina Jalees & Mike Doughty

In this week's episode, Sara and Nikki welcome comedian and Canadian TV personality Sabrina Jalees, beloved musician Mike Doughty (formerly of Soul Coughing), and a loving audience into Sara's Brooklyn apartment. The beers were flowing, as were the hilarious stories and secrets. First, Sara admits to being an adult thumbsucker, and then, Sabrina joins in and tells tales of her own thumbsucking. Sabrina also explains how she burned her neck, and shares a crazy story about getting charged with punching a guy in the nuts. Then, Mike Doughty sings three songs (all really great!), tells an anecdote we like to call Slammadoo, and more. There was so much great stuff for this one, we let it go a little long!

Direct download: YHTBT_011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Episode 10: Joe List & Adira Amram

We did it! 10 episodes! This week, Nikki and Sara welcome comedian Joe List (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) and musician / comedian Adira Amram. First, Sara encourages Nikki to try out for The Bachelor and Sara discusses the presence of a used condom on her doorstep. Then, Joe joins in to tell tales of outdoor sex, and a story in which he took a sh*t on the floor in a stranger's apartment (AMAZING story).  Finally, Adira plays two awesome songs and discusses her family and certain musicians she doesn't like. Thanks to everyone for listening - the audio is steadily improving and we're so glad you're coming along for the ride!

Direct download: YHTBT_010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Episode 9: Ryan Hamilton & Matthew Hemerlein

On this episode, Nikki and Sara welcome comedian Ryan Hamilton (Last Comic Standing, Showtime) and musician Matthew Hemerlein. First, Nikki and Sara talk about a negative review they received, Nikki shares a ridiculous email from a fan, and she recaps a recent trip to do shows in Orlando. Then, Ryan joins in for a conversation about cruise ships, hot air balloons, and more! Finally, the talented Matthew Hemerlein played two stunningly beautiful songs - one original, and one cover that might surprise you. He also discusses his recent trip to Asia with the band Local Natives!

Direct download: YHTBT_009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

Episode 8: Ted Alexandro & Ted Leo

It's YHTBT's "Tedcast"! Nikki & Sara welcome comedian Ted Alexandro (The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, Louis) and musician Ted Leo (Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, The Best Show) for a very special night of Teds. First, Nikki and Sara talk about The Bachelor. Shortly thereafter, Ted A. joins in and leads us down a road of inspiration. He shares his philosophies on love, writing, career, and more. It's amazing. Then, Ted L. chats a little before playing three songs. He debuts "Smug Little Supper Club" (never played before this night!), plays another pretty new song "As If I Could", and a cover of The Waterboys' "Fisherman's Blues". If you're new to the podcast, this is a very safe bet for awesome.

Direct download: YHTBT_008.mp3
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Episode 7: Myq Kaplan & Deb Oh

In this week's episode, comedian Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) and musician Deb Oh (plus her band!) delighted us with words and music. Nikki, Sara, and Myq talk about their favorite / least favorite words and worrying about being a racist or offensive in both their comedy acts and in life. Then, Myq describes what he was like in high school; and Nikki reveals an embarrassing habit from her childhood. Finally, Deb Oh and her band perform two amazing songs!

Direct download: YHTBT_007.mp3
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