Julie Klausner Name-Drops Benjamin Franklin (and gets more than a RT)

Posted on July 3, 2011


Anyone in my Twitter stream who name-drops Benjamin Franklin to get a retweet deserves more than a RT. Julie Klausner gets a blog post. Think of it as a birthday present. Happy Birthday, Julie.

If you aren’t listening to Julie Klausner’s How Was Your Week podcasts, you’re definitely missing out. She delivers up cutting-edge humor and pop culture commentary and she riffs on the (mostly) inane glory of current television. Plus, she has fun guests like Joan Rivers and Jackée (how cool is that!). Whenever I listen I feel like I’m hanging out for the weekend with my a bunch of my wisecracking Delta Zeta sorority sisters.

On top of that, Julie has a cat. And she often talks to her guests about dogs, cats (and other critters). Which I love, of course.

I discovered the How Was Your Week podcast in April when Neko Case tweeted a link and said she was a guest. I downloaded the episode and found myself laughing the entire hour. I probably don’t qualify for innovator-adopter status. (See E. Rogers diffusion of innovations curve). Maybe I’m at least an early adopter? Rolling Stone likes her stuff. I’ve been catching up on the old episodes and haven’t found a bad one yet.

Now that I’m digging the podcasts, I suppose I need to check out her book: I Don’t Care About Your Band: What I Learned From Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, Felons and Other Guys I’ve Dated. It sounds like my cup of tea. After all, I once had a total stranger knock on my head and ask if he could rub suntan oil on my back. I kid you not. Anyway….

Ted Leo wrote the smashing theme music.

Value-Added:* Julie Klausner watches 21st century TV so I don’t have to. (I think Julie should adopt this as an alternate tag line).

Download the podcasts here or via iTunes.

*Value-Added is big deal in marketing and economics, you know.

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