Episode 52: Josiah Jenkins

Josiah Jenkins

Improvisor and Podcaster JOSIAH JENKINS exercises his right to remain hilarious as we talk Hanna-Barbera cartoons, TV shows that overstayed their welcomes, people (still) paying for AOL and touring a prison. Also, he was a filthy telemarketer, but don’t hold that against him.


0:00 Intro

0:55 Sammy wonders who Josiah is related to and it leads to a deep dive into Hanna-Barbera cartoons like Wacky Races and Laff-A-Lympics.  In related animated news, Brad Bird will be doing The Incredibles 2.

6:30 Josiah is a lawyer and explains how court proceedings really work. Sammy doubts Josiah was a good law student. Josiah wishes he could use a fake name on Facebook.

13:25 Olympus Has Fallen has an upcoming sequel: London Has Fallen.

16:00 NBC has thrown in the towel on sitcoms. Josiah defends The Slap, is digging Brooklyn Nine-Nine and identifies with Michael from Arrested Development (according to Sammy).

27:00 We ponder what TV shows that may have gone on too long. Growing up, Josiah wasn’t allowed to watch Friends or Seinfeld.

33:00 A Chinese amusement park has a cremation simulator.

37:25 Congressional Representatives are holding fundraisers at a Taylor Swift concert. Josiah used to be a telemarketer in high school.

43:55 2.1 Million people still pay AOL for dial-up internet. Josiah suspects his mom thought he was gay.

52:00 A chlamydia outbreak has hit a school with abstinence-only sex ed curriculum.

55:10 A man smuggled heroin in his foreskin. This reminds Josiah of the time he toured a prison and he shares his experiences and thoughts.

1:01.25 Parents, who waived their Miranda rights, admitted they used cocaine and marijuana to bargain with their kids to do chores. Josiah breaks down exactly why you shouldn’t talk to cops and asking for an attorney.

1:06:40 Outro

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