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Episode Thirty One - Interplanetary Appeal
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November 07, 2013 12:38 AM PST
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In which: Jake Scott and James Rone of Interplanetary Appeal discuss high concept formats, how to prepare guest improvisors, the importance of an intermission, and the nature of failure. Also, James finally finds something fun to share with his coworkers on Monday.

Episode Thirty - Polar Bear Centric
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October 28, 2013 03:23 PM PDT
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In which: Christopher Hill and Pat Tracy of Polar Bear Centric discuss the trust built by improvising together since high school, and pushing each other to recognize crutches and recurring themes without using a coach as an outside perspective. Also, Chris invents several new forms of pornography.

Episode Twenty Eight - Good Grief
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September 29, 2013 12:29 PM PDT
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In which: Trevor Anderson, Gubby Kubik, Alex Collyard (who have since formed the group Good Grief) and Marissa Buie discuss their experience at the iO summer intensive in Chicago and the difference between the Chicago and Twin Cities improv scenes in general. Also, we learn about the danger of lists and realize the horrible mistake we have made for the rest of our lives.

Episode Twenty Seven - The Away Team
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September 19, 2013 06:58 PM PDT
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In which: Drew Kersten, Molly Chase, Eric Heiberg, Ellen Jaquette, Dan Jaquette, and Sean Dillon (unfortunately Clifton Zawasky couldn't make it) of The Away Team discuss how the styles they learned from distant cities mesh together in one show, how a group can over-correct some problems, and how they want to make the Minneapolis improv community even more accepting of improvisors moving here. Also we fuck with Eric until he sings us a song and shows us his old man nipples.

Episode Twenty Six - The Wünder Kidz
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September 08, 2013 11:08 PM PDT
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In which: Ruby, Gwen, William, Laura, and Peter (unfortunately Oscar and Nick couldn't make it) of The Wünder Kidz discuss how the group was formed, the value of being able to play a lot of different forms, and what happens now that five of the seven members are "graduating" out of the group. Also, we find out a lot about Nick's new pants and a great recipe for a fondue that will liven up any party.

Episode Twenty Five - Minnesota Snow Job
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September 01, 2013 09:45 PM PDT
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In which: Adam Litz and Chris "Mookie" Harrington stop by the apartment (our last episode taped in that apartment, as Matt went and bought himself a house) to discuss how working together on and off stage for over a decade has given them a deep understanding of how each other works on stage, how heightening quickly is a strength of theirs that they treat as fun rather than stressful, and how they have taken lessons from their past (sometimes from many years ago) and still actively employ them today in their improv work. Also, ouzo is so smooth.

Episode Twenty Four - Hi, Hello
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August 18, 2013 01:51 AM PDT
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In which: Carolyn Blomberg and Katie Vannelli discuss their transition from working with larger groups to a duo, their aspirations for working traditional forms into their group, and their techniques for maintaining focus on their characters as well as their partner during extended scene work. Also, Katie develops special relationships with her pets.

Episode Twenty Two - We Know Each Other
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August 04, 2013 01:40 PM PDT
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In which: Dan and Ellen Jaquette (yep, they're married) discuss why they finally started doing improv as a duo, how working together has helped them work on more grounded scenework, and how they love both the Philadelphia and Twin Cities improv scenes even though they are different. Also, Dan wins Ellen in an epic showdown.

Episode Twenty - Adorable
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July 21, 2013 04:07 PM PDT
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In which: Jen Scott and Butch Roy discuss how Adorable began doing monoscenes, why monoscenes are appealing to them and why they think some find those types of scenes difficult, and the importance of maintaining perspective on your art. Also, Butch, Jen and Matt go watch Dark City.

Episode Nineteen - A Night Out
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July 10, 2013 04:09 PM PDT
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In which - Carolyn Blomberg, Tonia Elbert, Joe Halvarson, Andy Katzung and Matthew McCloud discuss how subtle tweaks to their form have had larger effects on their performances, the challenges of working subtly, and letting go of preconceived notions of how their performances should be versus how they are. Also, Carolyn inadvertently teaches Tonia the ways of serial killing.

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