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Sep 20, 2022

This week, Ryan and Brian consider the legacy of The Phantom of the Opera, the responsibility of Yu Darvish, and the squishability of something that is both wet and soft. All that plus a contest puzzle from Neville Fogarty and Rachel Fabi, which you can download at...


Sep 13, 2022

Don't tell Ryan, but this week, Rachel Fabi and Neville Fogarty break into the studio and coerce Brian into the longest episode of Fill Me In ever! And to make it even stranger, it has more puzzle content than usual ... and a lot of it is about cryptic crosswords!

Neville gives a master class on cryptics at about the...


Sep 6, 2022

This week, Ryan and Brian conceive of a new crossword game show, discuss what foods may and may not survive the five-second rule, and take a deep dive into ass.

You can still get the puzzles from Lollapuzzoola!

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Aug 30, 2022

This week, Ryan and Brian conclude Season Seven without having achieved "the arc" (which was apparently to have made a movie?!) -- and Ben Zimmer shows up to talk us through the highlights of Lollapuzzoola from behind the scenes.

It's a long show, and we considered cutting out the vegetable talk and the Thunder Round...


Aug 23, 2022

This week, Ryan and Brian race through the podcast in part because it's way later than when they normally record, and in part because Zoom put up a timer midway through the call and everyone got scared.

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