Comedian Paula Poundstone, who is currently developing the new podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, performs at Victoria Theatre in Dayton on Saturday, Feb. 10. CONTRIBUTED
Poundstone has a curious mind and is always on a quest to learn more. She’s a regular panelist on the NPR’s popular news-based quiz show, “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” In May 2017, her book, “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Kindness,” was published. Earlier this year, she hosted the short-lived NPR podcast “Live from the Poundstone Institute.”
“I like an information-based show, both as an audience member and as a performer, so I really enjoyed the podcast,” she said. “Sadly, we only did 10 episodes before the institute’s endowment ran out. My partner on that show was Adam Felber, who I met on ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.’ Adam was head of research and he’s become a great friend of our family.
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While the program was cancelled, the experience gave Poundstone the itch to try another podcast. She and Felber are currently developing the new podcast, “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.”
“It’s a comedy advice show and Adam is my cohort again,” she said. “We had so much fun doing ‘The Institute’ we decided to do this ourselves without the power of NPR behind us. We’re hoping it will be available to listeners in a month or two.”
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WANT TO GO?
Who: Paula Poundstone
Where: Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
More info: 937-228-3630, Facebook or www.ticketcenterstage.com
Artist info: www.paulapoundstone.com