Episodes

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #74 • Candice Gregoris • Making Friends

November 03, 2016

This week’s question: How do people make friends?

This week’s quote: “I’m just in this shell of self-created weirdness.”

Comedian and Haus of Bot member Candice Gregoris and I try to figure how people make friends. Candice has some great ideas (pretend to be more confident than you are!) while I spiral into overthinking exactly how to pronounce the word “hello.” Plus, bonus inspirational talk!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #73 • Album Preview!

August 30, 2016

Whoa, guys! It’s a very special please-buy-my-album edition of Questionable at Best! Preview four hot tracks and then go get my album in one of these locations, please.

Google Play

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DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #72 • Erica Sigurdson • Regrets

August 24, 2016

This week’s question: Will you regret not having kids?

This week’s quote: “I had a bag of avocados I bought last week and I couldn’t even keep them alive.”

Vancouver-based comedian Erica Sigurdson gets real about regrets, type 1 diabetes, and how she was traumatized by Steel Magnolias as a child. Plus, bonus trivia about Halle Berry! Don’t forget to email [email protected] to weigh in on Erica’s potential life choices. She needs you.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #71 • Philippa Klein • Jealousy

May 20, 2016

This week’s question: What’s up with jealousy, man?

This week’s quote: “Jealousy has the worst rap of all the emotions.”

Individual and relationship counselor and my actual buddy Philippa Klein gives us a new way to think about jealousy in relationships. Lots of gems in here, including how stress can be good for you (!), some radical notions about how to take on difficult emotions, and, of course, the jealousy kitten. Plus, tons of listener feedback!

Check out Philippa’s website!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #70 • Asaf Gerchak with Questionable Advice

May 11, 2016

This week: Listener questions! It’s a special edition of Questionable Advice!

This week’s quote: “People will ask, ‘What are you into?’ ANYTHING! ANYTHING AT ALL! I’m open-minded to the point of being boring sexually.”

Comedian of note Asaf Gerchak joins me to answer your questions and solve your lives. We tell you how to de-stress, what not to eat in front of other people, where to meet age-appropriate lesbians, why you’re not friends with your exes, and what to name the excavators in your yard. Probably, though, you just need to get some eucalyptus in you. That oughta fix it.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #69 • Johanna • Hair

May 06, 2016

This week’s question: Why are we so freaked out by body hair?

This week’s quote: “That is my life’s ambition: to come out of a tub, with my hair past my nip nips.”

My girlfriend and I jumped on the mics for all things body hair! From the top of our heads to the tips of our toes (yikes), we cover it all. Find out how Robin Hood: Men in Tights had an unexpected impact on Johanna, how a segway made us question reality, and what “dirty little man legs” really means. Plus, listener feedback!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #68 • Jeff Winer • Conflict

April 28, 2016

This week’s question: Why are you so conflicted?

This week’s quote: “That’s part of the burden of being a person.”

Okay, nerds, listen up. I talked to a 5th year clinical psychology PhD student (and improviser!) and it’s intense. Get schooled on conflict, “theory of change” (air quotes very important), cortisol, thought-action fusion, and the power of
passively drooling into tubes in a lab setting. Oh, and what Syrian refugees might be going through. Just some light listening! As Jeff says, “Psychology is awesome!”

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #67 • DeAnne Smith • Solo Podcast Time (Again)!

April 22, 2016

This week’s question: There is none! Maybe: What happened, man?

This week’s quote: “What wonderful things could come from a deep dark pit?”

You liked December’s carcast, so here’s another one. Among the hot topics discussed: depression, masturbation, dangerous construction sites, forts, and porn in the woods! Hope you like it.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #66 • Salomon And Smithmas • Stand Up Special

December 31, 2015

This week: A special stand up comedy edition! Listen in to Salomon & Smith Kick It recorded at Bad Dog Theatre, Toronto, on December 21, 2015.

Featuring the fun stand up of Jordan Cohen, Nile Seguin, Eman and of course, Jess Salomon and me!

Tune in next week for a return to our regularly scheduled programming. Happy New Year!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #65 • DeAnne Smith • Solo Podcast Time!

December 21, 2015

This week’s question: There is none! It’s solo podcast time!

This week’s quote: “The price of peace is never to high to pay.”

Holy crap, you guys. I rambled on for OVER AN HOUR by myself in the car from upstate New York to Canada. And all the while, my engine light was on and I drove through a mini-blizzard. It’s all here if you want it: Ani Difranco, racism, hedgehogs, grumpy old men, and so much more!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #64 • Nile Seguin • End Times

December 03, 2015

This week’s question: Are we in the end times?

This week’s quote: “In 2015, when I can watch porn on my phone and there’s still people dying in the streets, that’s insane.”

Oh my goodness, you guys. Nile Seguin and I get into it this week. What you’re hearing is actually hour two of our conversation marathon. Nile details a potential future where we all eat protein-packed locusts, schools me on Elon Musk, and talks shit to Stephen Hawking. Turns out Nile is quite optimistic about us humans! Me…well, you’ll see. (Please don’t be mad; I didn’t mean it personally.)

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #63 • Natalie Miller • Worry

November 20, 2015

This week’s question: What are you so worried about?

This week’s quote: “”I have to choose between these two things that are almost exactly the same but if I choose the wrong one, then everything’s gonna explode.”

Natalie Miller is a go-get-em, kick-ass, fun, smart and hilarious person who (along with Nathan Hartswick of episode 45) just opened a god damn comedy club in Burlington, Vermont. And, a lot of the time, she’s anxious as heck. She’s working on that, though. She’s here to tell you what she’s so worried about, how she deals with it, and how Tina Fey helps.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #62 • Salomon And Smith Kick It • Stand Up Special

November 13, 2015

This week: A very special stand up comedy edition! Listen in to Salomon & Smith Kick It recorded at Bad Dog Theatre, Toronto, on October 26, 2015.

Featuring the fun stand up of Jess Beaulieu, Dan Bingham, Steph Tolev and of course, Jess Salomon! And some rambling and riffing from me, DeAnne Smith!

Wanna know more about the ramshackle mess of good times that is Salomon and Smith Kick It? All the info you could want about our next show on November 16th is right here.

Oh, and do you wanna come to DeAnne Smith’s Album Recording at Theatre Ste Catherine in Montreal on December 9th and/or 10th? Of course you do! Buy tickets here!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #61 • Steph Tolev • Weirdos

November 04, 2015

This week’s question: Why are you a magnet for weirdos?

This week’s quote: “So now I’m two-hand choking this man.”

Hilarious, multifaceted and actual life-saving comedian Steph Tolev regales us with tales of the time a woman FELL FROM THE SKY and onto her body, her misadventures in wading pool supervising, and of course, Tinder. This lady has lived a life, and weirdos love her. You will too.

Oh, and I issue a call for us to smash the patriarchy. Do with that what you will. (Please smash it, though.)

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #60 • DeAnne Smith • Halloween

October 30, 2015

This week’s question: Why’s Halloween such a big deal?

This week’s quote: “I was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which may have led to my lifelong love of unwieldy costumes.”

SOLO PODCAST TIME! I talk real fast and get real frustrated. Listen in for the one key item missing from this year’s Halloween costume (hint: it’s a fishing vest), couples costume ideas, a spontaneous commercial for razors, and the very professional-sounding theme song for the hit fictional show “Everything is Raymond!”

Everything is Raymond
by Patrick World

Well everything is Raymond
Raymond’s everyone you meet
He could be in a Cadillac
Or sleeping in the street

Cuz everything is Raymond
He’s your husband, he’s your wife
He’s the patriarchal paradigm
That wrecks your so-called life

Well everything is Raymond
Raymond’s everything that be
Cuz everything is Raymond even me…

That’s cuz everything’s Raymond, Raymond!
That’s cuz everything’s Raymond, Raymond!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #59 • Evie and Alley • Punky Brewster

October 22, 2015

This week’s question: How has Punky Brewster changed your life?

This week’s quote: “Some of the life lessons I learned were: learn to read or someone might die.”

Another episode direct from Portland! (And recorded in July.) Alley Hector and Evie Carter Smith join me to get deep into the ways this short-lived TV series impacted our lives. We take a trip into the ’80s, complete with references to Alyssa Milano, 3-2-1 Contact, and the Challenger explosion. Oh, and Evie invents Everything Is Raymond. Everything IS Raymond.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #58 • Jess Salomon • Aunthood

October 15, 2015

This week’s question: What’s it like being an aunt?

This week’s quote: “He’s just two days old. But I’ve already projected a whole life and relationship. I hope he’s around to take care of me when I’m old.”

Oh hey, my BFF is back! Jess is here to talk about brand-new aunthood, giving underage children beer, and circumcision. Oh, and she wants to lay some sweet fashion tips on you re: your socks.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #57 • Vanessa Friedman • Tinder

October 08, 2015

This week’s question: Tinder?

This week’s quote: “If you’ve talked to me in the last 365 days you know about my deep, deep love of tinder.”

My friend Vanessa and I talk Tinder, invent Twinder, and get into WWOOFing, Beltane, and, like, a bunch of queer stuff. (It’s inevitable when you end up recording in Portland.) There’s something in here for everyone! Especially if you’re Catherine (sp?) or Melissa, two of the many chicks we live Tinder. Is it called live Tindering? Should I call them chicks? Probably not.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #56 • Johanna • Therapy

October 01, 2015

This week’s question: What have you learned in therapy?

This week’s quote: “I basically spent the entire hour trying to convince my therapist that I didn’t need to be there.”

We’re getting fully into it this week, my friends! I talk to the lovely, smart, articulate, fun and amazing (and yes, she’s my girlfriend) Johanna Grönberg about therapy, self-actualization, and “the journey.” As Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I’d add that the un-listened-to podcast is not worth making, so get on in there.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #55 • DeAnne Smith • Grief & Fear

September 25, 2015

This week’s question: Hey, how ya been?

This week’s quote: “Pitbulls don’t care about bananas.”

Solo podcast time! It’s been a while, guys, but I’m back. Let’s have a quick chat about grief, fear, and anxiety. You know, small-talk kinda stuff. I’ve missed you.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #54 • John Hastings • Difficulties

April 27, 2015

This week’s question: How hard is life, man?

This week’s quote: “Where ever you are, just head the opposite direction you’re going, and you’ll be A-OK.”

My good buddy John Hastings and I sat in Melbourne’s premiere “colonnade” cafe and talked about many of life’s difficulties: over-caffeination, weird crowds, mourning, and poop. Bonus shout out to our cute waitress! (But not the fake-smiley one.)

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #53 • Robby Hoffman • Feelings

February 15, 2015

This week’s question: How did you feel about the latest podcast?

This week’s quote: “This consent thing has gotten way out of hand.”

This episode was born when Robby Hoffman sent me text saying, “Latest podcast ep was off the chain so many feelings about it.” After brunch, we took to the mics to get into it. Hear Robby’s many (hilarious) opinions on everything from fisting to consent to lube to guacamole to my previous relationships. And be warned: It gets real sappy and real real in there at some point.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #52 • Carolyn Yates • Bad Sex

February 05, 2015

This week’s question: What’s the worst sex you’ve ever had?

This week’s quote: “I was cuddled for hours. It wasn’t consensual cuddling.”

Autostraddle’s NSFW editor talks bad sex, good sex, kinkiness, the importance or lack thereof of dental dams, and even chucks in a few vibrator recommendations for y’all. Meanwhile, I get shy. Would I call this episode essential listening? I would. I just did. Enjoy.

Oh, and go get Lesbian Sexting the zine: lesbiansexting.bigcartel.com.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #51 • Leighland Beckman • Relationships/Drugs

January 27, 2015

This week’s question: Are relationships like drugs?

This week’s quote: “You’re on that methadone for the rest of your life.”

My Horrible Things cohort and I talk relationships, drugs and plenty of other stuff. As is the way with this podcast, things get all intimate and hilarious. Listen in for Leighland’s main selling point, my multiple marriage proposals, and the birth of www.snugglepile.ca.  Oh, and LEIGHLAND’S VOICE IS AMAZING.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #50 • Jesse Rae West • Criticism

January 09, 2015

This week’s question: How do you deal with criticism?

This week’s quote: “Just trying to breathe and not take everything so personally.”

Guys, there is gold hidden in this here episode! Find out how event coordinator and feminist porn producer Jesse Rae West deals with criticism, but also get some hot tips on consent, how to approach people in public, and threesomes. In the second half of the chat, Jesse fields your life-real questions from the internet.

Oh and check out www.thespitmagazine.com if you want.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #49 • Emma & Sarah • Good Relationships

January 02, 2015

This week’s question: What’s the secret to a good relationship?

This week’s quote: “Seventy percent of it is just luck.”

Okay, then what’s the other 30%? The secret to a good relationship might just be eating lentils, dancing with 50,000 lesbians and having a heck of a lot of FUN, according to these two. I don’t know about you, but that sounds about right to me. Listen in for hot tips and a bunch of cuteness. Oh, and Australian accents!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #48 • DeAnne Smith

December 19, 2014

This week’s question: How are you?

This week’s quote: “I’m wearing pants.”

This solo podcast is FRESH OFF THE PRESS* you guys! How are you? I’m genuinely curious. If you want to know how I am, listen in for talk of upstate New York, pizza, relationships, and family members of mine who are refusing to wear pants.

*podcast-recording equipment

 

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #47 • Stef Schwartz

December 11, 2014

This week’s question: What’s your personal brand?

This week’s quote: “I very quietly don’t want to eat cheese.”

In an effort to define our “personal brands,” all-around cool chick Stef Schwartz and I delve into the four standard lesbian looks, Applebees, big jeans with baby tees, Fairuza Balk and a necklace of human teeth, among other things. (Among other things: J-Wow and t.A.T.u.*) We eventually settle on a pretty definitive personal brand that turns out to be our collective brand as well. Curious? Go listen!

 

*Yes, I had to look up how to capitalize that correctly.

 

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #46 • Eman

December 04, 2014

This week’s question: What’s better: food or sex?

This week’s quote: “Food’s always been there for me. Sex hasn’t.”

Eman and I answer an age-old question and in the process uncover why New York City pizza is top-notch, what we’d do if we had two days left to live, and what foodstuffs best combine for sexy times. Oh, and it turns out I’d pretty much always rather read than have sex with strangers. Who knew?

 

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #45 • Nathan Hartswick

November 27, 2014

This week’s question: Where should I be in my life?

This week’s quote: “This is the thing that eats away at me.”

Where should we be in our lives? This is a bonus long podcast, ’cause that is a gosh darn meaty question. Get ready for some philosophical ramblings, talk of mortality, cats purring into microphones, Percy Bysshe Shelley, hot burning hearts (literally), and Chipotle? Yup, Chipotle.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #44 • Paul Aflalo

November 20, 2014

This week’s question: Is it possible to reinvent yourself?

This week’s quote: “Yes and no. Maybe. Sure. I’m not one to believe in things.”

My buddy Paul Aflalo (aka Paolo Flores) and I ponder whether it’s possible to reinvent ourselves. In the process, there are a lot of silly jokes and I get reinvented as his boyfriend, Dean. I think we live in Paris now.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #43 • Pete Zedlacher

November 13, 2014

This week’s question: How can you come out “better” on the other side of the break up?

This week’s quote: “You go from moments of ‘Hey I’m gonna be okay’ to ‘Oh my god, I could lie down on the sidewalk right now and cry.'”

This episode is truly questionable (at best). We (and some strangers*) have a lot of suggestions on how you can get to the other side after a break up: scream-weeping, moving on to the next one, and maybe even drugs?

*Some were ghosts. You’ll see.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #42 • Jess Salomon

November 06, 2014

This week’s question: Are your Facebook friends idiots?

This week’s quote: “I flushed out the offender and then I reinstated everybody.”

Jess Salomon is back on the ol’ ‘cast to talk about Facebook “debates,” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and a guy who calls himself Bacardi Thundercock. Oh, and she drops a casual reference to how she’s friends with war criminals. You should probably listen to this one; trust me, you don’t want to get on this chick’s bad side.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #41 • Cee Webster

October 30, 2014

This week’s question: What can’t you do?

This week’s quote: “I really, really don’t like not being good at things.”

I interviewed Cee because I think she’s good at life and I want to know her secrets. (Spoiler alert: her secrets are mostly confidence and Youtube.) I hope you like this one as much as I do. Consider asking yourself what you can’t do and why.  (‘Cause I bet you can do that thing if you really want to.)

Oh, and do you know how to open a can of beans without a can opener? Well, YOU DO NOW:

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #40 • Alain Mercieca

September 18, 2014

This week’s question: How can we fight stress?

This week’s quote: “Let the hurricanes turn into feathers.”

Writer, comedian and head mopper at Théâtre Sainte Catherine Alain Mercieca talks stress and depression. This one gets extra real around 24 minutes in. (Before that, it’s still great though.) Oh, and he calls me a “lost soul,” which I don’t mind at all. Listen to the very end for real and practical stress-fighting tips.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #39 • Morgan O’Shea

September 12, 2014

This week’s question: How can you be more confident?

This week’s quote: “I’m always ready for the next fail.”

I spoke to comedian Morgan O’Shea about confidence and ended up concluding that maybe he has some kind of OCD. You be the judge. Also included: hot, hot tips from the internet for gaining real-life confidence! (Hint: it’s mostly about owning “it.”)

Oh. Oh! And Morgan mentions an audition in this episode. Guess what? HE GOT IT! He was in Just for Laughs Homegrown Comedy Competition in July 2014. Good job, buddy.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #38 • Shane Adamczak

May 30, 2014

This week’s question: Would you rather…?

This week’s quote: “I’d jerk off a goat.”

I forgot to do an intro on this one, but you don’t need it. A rousing game of “Would you rather” with a mastermind of the genre. Special appearances include Ke$ha, Jamie Kennedy, bee sneezes, baby jerky, and your mom. This one will make you think. And probably cringe.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #37 • Elle Diabloe

May 21, 2014

This week’s question: Why vagina?

This week’s quote: “White cotton panties are not covering up something you don’t want.”

I get this sexy burlesquer to talk vagina with me, and we spend a fair amount of time on punctuation. Yup. Be warned: lots of giggling.

Image photo credit: Andrea Hausmann

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #36 • Jess Salomon

May 14, 2014

This week’s question: What are you afraid of?

This week’s quote: “I could have horrible children.”

Me and my buddy talk fear. Since I’m afraid of pretty much everything, I let her do most of the talking. Nazis, teacups, kidnapping, drugs…it’s all in there.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #35 • Lama Hamad

March 20, 2014

This week’s question: What’s a third culture kid?

This week’s quote: “I’ve been in jail in Czechoslovakia.”

I spoke to entrepreneur Lama Hamad, a third culture kid and global ping pong ball. Listen in for a spot-on New Zealand accent, some Newfoundland slang, and a tale of lawlessness, danger, and intrigue.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #34 • DeAnne Smith

March 13, 2014

This week’s question: How could I just let you walk away? Just let you leave without a trace?

This week’s quote: “I’m a contributing member of society and I do the god damn best I can.” (Or: “If you made me a delicious smoothie…I would probably take off my underwear.”)

It’s solo podcast time! Sherwin Tija provided the questions and I answered them, meanderingly. Satisfy your curiosity about the weapon I’d like to master, the shape of my heart, and whether or not I can sing Miley Cyrus’s Party in the U.S.A. (I can’t.) I believe there’s a little nuggety gem of goodness for you in here if you listen to the very end, and like sappiness and fireflies.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #33 • Brittani Nichols

March 06, 2014

This week’s question: What’s it like to be you?

This week’s quote: “”I’m a fucking joy.”

Do you know Brittani Nichols? Well, you’re about to. This conversation got real, fast. It’s also full of laughing. Hilarious realness, real hilariousness…your call.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #32 • Nick Flanagan

February 20, 2014

This week’s question: Is there such a thing as being in a good place?

This week’s quote: “”If you are someone without a sense of humor and you go into a dark place, you are truly one of God’s damned.”

Nick and I sat in dark parked car somewhere in Lo-Ho and definitely didn’t answer this question. Somehow, though, I think this podcast ended up in a good place. Hopefully you agree. Warning: lots of giggling.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #31 • Dan Bingham

February 06, 2014

This week’s question: How much fun is being sober?

This week’s quote: “Lots of fun. So much fun.”

My buddy Dan and I talk about life after alcohol. It’s so much fun! But then again, so were those drinking days. Listen for Dan’s wisdom…and a few good stories from his past.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #30 • DeAnne Smith

January 30, 2014

This week’s question: Am I right for you?

This week’s quote: “We’re all just humans on this planet. Put a smile on it.”

With podcast hour upon me and with nothing recorded this week, I headed to the internet for inspiration. Instead of one question, we have 50 (well, 26), from Thought Catalog’s article “50 Questions to Ask Your Crush to See if They’re Right for You.” I recommend asking your crush none of these questions; you’ll see why.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #29 • Dayna McLeod

January 23, 2014

This week’s question: What’s up with cougars?

This week’s quote: “FINE. Let’s embrace this.”

We talked about the ladies, not the giant cats. Actually, we talked about the term cougar, and animal print clothing. And Dayna’s very cool performance art piece. Dig in. Check out Daynarama.com to see Dayna’s portfolio, and CougarThis.com for an archive of her project. (And that sweet photo? It was taken by Pierre Dalpé)

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #28 • Dan Derkson

January 16, 2014

This week’s question: Is there a god?

This week’s quote: “A conscious entity that’s decided to do this? That’s ridiculous.”

A chick raised Episcopalian (don’t worry, I don’t know what that means either) and a former Jehovah’s witness kick around this doozy. And you know what? We come up with a pretty god damn (sorry) definitive answer.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #27 • Emilie Legs

January 09, 2014

This week’s question: How important is experience for good sex?

This week’s quote: “It’s much easier than most people think.”

This podcast sprang from a real-life conversation I was having with a smart, sex-positive friend. Within minutes, you’ll hear us decide that experience isn’t the most important thing for good sex. What is? Listen in. Emilie drops some practical wisdom.

Oh, and if you need more places to visit on the internet, stop by Emilie’s blog at www.emilieblog.com

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #26 • DeAnne Smith

January 01, 2014

This week’s question: What are your resolutions?

This week’s quote: “Are resolutions even a thing that people should be making?”

This week’s is a solo podcast. Things tend to get weird and interesting when I’m alone in a room with a microphone. My new cat Tarzan makes an appearance, as does my actual, real-life phone number. WHY?! Don’t make me regret this. (I already do.) Also, I have a cold. You’ll hear that.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #25 • Jackie Gallant

December 19, 2013

This week’s question: What’s up with your voice?

This week’s quote: “I don’t speak very much in real life.”

I spoke to an introverted drummer about all things voice. Speaking voice, singing voice, inner voice, The Voice…wow, that word looks weird the more I type it. Stayed tuned ’til the end for…well, you’ll see.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #24 • Christopher Fox

December 12, 2013

This week’s question: What’s better, penis or vagina?

This week’s quote: “The vagina’s looking after itself.”

My god, listen to this man’s voice. Let him tickle your ear holes with talk about “p”s and “v”s, as he so charmingly refers to them. OH! And there’s a bonus track at the end of this podcast, just for you. Stay ’til the very end, and be rewarded with “Ghost,” from Folly and the Hunter’s album Tragic Care. (Note: it is not explicitly about “p”s or “v”s.)

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #23 • Tenille & Imaan

December 05, 2013

This week’s question: Should we have gotten these tattoos?

This week’s quote: “Every tattoo you have is a reflection of that moment. It’s like a permanent diary on your skin.”

A week after we got our tattoos, I chat with my tattoo life partners about ink, body hair, boats, and, uh, mortality.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #22 • Keith Waterfield & Lucie Lederhendler

November 28, 2013

This week’s question: What’s your damage?

This week’s quote: “Free refills on coffee is the unconditional love of today.”

Three folks sit on a vintage couch, drinks in hand, and talk about damage, the concept of unconditional love, and pancakes. Mmm…pancakes.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #21 • Sherwin Sullivan Tija

November 21, 2013

This week’s question: What have you done with your life?

This week’s quote: “I filled a shelf on my bookshelf with goat’s milk soap. Wow. That makes me sound crazy.”

What could have been a painfully introspective podcast turned quickly into a chat about kick-ass events of varying degrees of success: The Festival of Crying, Strip Spelling Bee, Slow Dance night, and a little something called Death Match.

(Oh, and the Damien Rice song I mentioned is Cheers Darlin. Look it up.)

 

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #20 • Sarah Quinn

November 14, 2013

This week’s question: Is everyone actually cooler than me?

This week’s quote: “Apparently baking and clumsiness is not cool.”

Sarah Quinn returns to the podcast to talk what and who’s cool. (Hint: probably musicians, and definitely not me.)

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #19 • Robin Roemer and Carly Usdin

November 08, 2013

This week’s question: How well do you work with others?

This week’s quote: “I feel like that’s all you really need. One good friend.” “If you’re a terrier or a small piece of fruit.”

I got together for a dreamy chat with kick-ass humans Carly and Robin about collaboration. A miniature schnauzer got in the mix. He’s not the only tiny thing we’ll reference.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #18 • Marni

October 31, 2013

This week’s question: Where is there?

This week’s quote: “Three years later I’m still here and I feel like I just got here.”

I chat with a self-proclaimed “deep-voiced rando” about…well, a lot of stuff. What it means to be here or there, the concept of “bevlege,” and the accidental (or is it?) profundity of Siri.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #17 • An 8-year-old girl

October 23, 2013

This week’s question:  What are the kids up to these days?

This week’s quote:  “I don’t like clothes on stuffed animals. It’s just wrong.”

My little pal and I have a free-flowing chat. Listen in for new slang for stuffed animals, dragon descriptions, musings on the afterlife, and at least two references to decapitation.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #16 • DeAnne Smith

October 19, 2013

This week’s question: What’s the point of any of it?

This week’s quote:  “There will probably be ambient noise of murders that are happening around me.”

After having missed a week of the very-nearly-weekly podcast, I decided to put one together in the car as I drove through West Hollywood. The question presented itself spontaneously. As did my apparent (mild) mental breakdown. Enjoy, internet!

 

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #15 • Jess Salomon

October 03, 2013

This week’s question: How do you want to be remembered?

This week’s quote:  “Not by my browser history.”

My buddy Jess and I talk life legacy, questionable internet habits, certifiably crazy grandmas, and much more!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #14 • Dawn Whitwell

September 25, 2013

This week’s question: Is the glass half full or half empty?

This week’s quote:  “You can choose to focus on what’s going wrong or on what’s going right.”

A pretty mellow heart-to-heart with a newly positive thinker. This one may either inspire or annoy you. Your choice!

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #13 • Nikki Britton

September 19, 2013

This week’s question: When do you know you’re an adult?

This week’s quote:  “I’m liquored up.”

Two comics sit in a closet at midnight and question what it means to be an adult. (Hint: it’s probably not whatever we’re doing.)

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #12 • Nile Seguin

September 12, 2013

This week’s question: Who are you?

This week’s quote:  “I have a gross chaw.”

Nile Seguin and I quiz each other on identity, and get surprisingly deep. Eavesdrop on a post-show, late night convo and think about your own damn self. Who are YOU?

 

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #11 • Philippa Klein

September 04, 2013

This week’s question: Does being in a relationship suck?

This week’s quote:  “Most of us think that if our partner saw the flawed, vulnerable, scared little person we are on the inside that they would reject us completely.”

I get a smart and compassionate counseling therapist to tell me everything she knows about relationships…in less than half an hour.

Oh! And if you want to check out her website and possibly score some of that sweet therapy for yourself, go to www.philippaklein.com

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #10 • Mike Carrozza

August 29, 2013

This week’s question: Why are you so damn happy all the time?

This week’s quote: “Hey, it’d be fun to buy a bunch of meat and feed some raccoons.”

You’ll hear it in his laugh. This guy is so damn happy all the time. Learn his secret, and get some ideas on how you can be happy with high fives, raccoons, and/or random stranger interactions.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #9 • Jimmy Cassidy

August 22, 2013

This week’s question: Does being single suck?

This week’s quote: “It’s a lot of early evenings and anime.”

A serial monogam-ish talks to a perpetual bachelor and they both end up a bit confused.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #8 • Christophe Davidson

August 15, 2013

This week’s question: Hey, how’s your family?

This week’s quote: “I’m just gonna live in a house with as many lesbians as possible.”

I talk to one of the loves of my life about families, and possible future communal-type alternative queer living structures. And stuff.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #7 • DeAnne Smith

August 07, 2013

This week’s question: Do I need a guest on this podcast?

This week’s quote: “Do you wanna know how you get typhoid fever? You get it by accidentally eating some human shit that’s in your food.”

This week, guys, I spoke to myself. This is what happened.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #6 • Holly Gauthier-Frankel

August 01, 2013

This week’s question: What is sexy?

This week’s quote: “I’m just an oversexed fiend.”

A super sexy (and smart!) burlesquer (and other things!) tells us what’s what when it comes to sexiness.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #5 • Robby Hoffman

July 25, 2013

This week’s question: What’s too Jewy?

This week’s quote: “I think if you’re Jewish, you’re already too Jewy.”

Professional Jew and former Episcopalian talk Jewy-ness; there’s either the exact amount or less angst than you may have anticipated.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #4 • David McGimpsey

July 18, 2013

This week’s question: What makes a good sandwich?

This week’s quote: “Truffle oil is too far for anything.”

This is actually a really compelling episode. Sandwiches are serious business, you guys.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #3 • Sarah Quinn

July 11, 2013

This week’s question: Can exes be friends?

This week’s quote: “Why is this so fucking hard?”

Sarah is my actual ex. I asked her (and myself) this question. Things got awkward.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #2 • Al Lafrance

July 04, 2013

This week’s question: How much fun is drinking?

This week’s quote: “Whisky and Doritos is a great diet.”

I mentioned whisky and strawberries in the intro, and guess what, guys? It’s a thing! Enjoy.

DeAnne Smith's Questionable at Best #1 • Jess Salomon

June 27, 2013

Comedian and deep-thinker DeAnne Smith kicks around one question with a cool special guest, resulting in 22 interesting (and often overly intimate) minutes. The outcome is Questionable at Best.

This week’s question: Cheating– What’s the Upside?

This week’s quote: “People look so cute when they’re remorseful.”

For the inaugural episode, who better a guest than my BFF? (No one, is the implied answer there.)