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Rob Huebel interview on Pop My Culture podcast

Rob Huebel (“Childrens Hospital,” “Transparent”) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat all things Adele, the Vlassic Pickle Stork, Shark Tank, people not using microphones, safe sets, out-bonding Bond at a party, rebooting Blofeld, Respecto Montalban, Queen of Versailles, Roger Moore, wedding speeches, The Shit Show, Tom Lennon, sketch groups using video, Draft Kings Tattoos, and the professionalism of Tom Cruise.

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Rob Huebel with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton

Childrens Hospital DVD signed by Rob Huebel and Lake Bell


  • Comment by Ryan — December 2, 2015 @ 11:05 am

    I have to agree with Mr. Huebel on this one–Michael Moore’s documentaries are really the first that took hold of me. I was in early college when Bowling for Columbine came out and it changed how I view the narrative of a tragedy (especially in regards to gun violence). While I can’t say it changed anything I specifically did, it did push me to question so much and to look critically at how others approach major issues (especially my often-conservative family).

  • Comment by Megan — December 2, 2015 @ 7:15 pm

    Well, I couldn’t tell you a specific documentary I’ve seen that changed my ways but I have and do watch environmental documentaries and have kind of always been an environmentalist. It’s insane how much our world has changed over the centuries. I really try all that I’m able to do with helping keep this planet alive and well. One person can make a difference if you just keep chugging and I’m not going to give up.

  • Comment by Todd Mason — December 3, 2015 @ 9:42 am

    First off, aside from how much fun this episode was (as they tend to be fun-filled), I was also happified by Vanessa’s brief appearance on the YOU’RE THE WORST episode cablecast last night…two alleviations to an unpleasant, to say the least, day.

    THE UNDERSEA WORLD OF JACQUES COUSTEAU, the ABC (!) documentary series about oceanography and not least marine biology, was a wonder for the young me as it played out in the 1970s…it and a novel by Gordon Dickson (SECRET UNDER THE SEA) along with much of the nonfiction I read about the subject(s) engaged me so much that I seriously considered oceanography as a career (as seriously as one can be careerist at age 9 or so) and I did pursue that notion at least into the first year or so of college (I was a triple-major at first, setting myself up for the six-year program for my Bachelors–plural–but ended up getting the English degree, in three and a half years, since neither political science nor planetary science (interdisciplinary geology, astronomy, oceanography, meteorology, and such related fields as environmental science) was going to get me any closer to actual work, or so it seemed in the mid 1980s. I’m not sure practicality triumphed, but it seemed like the least bad idea at the time. Now if I’d just gone on to law school or library science, I could be as underemployed as I am now…but I still keep eyes out for new discoveries and models in my favorite sciences…

  • Comment by FellHarbor — July 12, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

    Just to add to the discussion about wasted food: My organization holds several meetings a year at hotels, and we have food provided by the hotel for our attendees’ meals. It’s buffet-style food, usually consisting of some bread options, a meat, some veggies. Typical higher-end buffet fare. And whatever our people don’t eat gets tossed. Right into the garbage. The saddest thing I think I’ve ever witnessed was when a hotel waiter came to refill the breaded catfish pan right as the last attendee left with their plate of food. Probably 40 pieces of delicious fried catfish, wasted. I wanted to cry, scream, and steal the food. But it wouldn’t have done any good. No food banks will take it. I know certain foods like fish have a shelf-life. But I honestly can’t believe that, if tossed into a fridge, that fish wouldn’t have held for a couple of hours so it could be taken to a homeless shelter or something. And the bread? Or the steamed vegetables? Hell, even the pie and cookies! I think we’ve all had a piece of pizza after it sat around in the box on our tables for a night; we didn’t die or get sick. That was just one instance out of probably hundreds that happen at each hotel every year. It’s so sick. 🙁

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