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Episode 246: You Made It Weird
"Weird Al" Yankovic

You Made It Weird #246: “Weird Al” Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic makes it….weird!

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  1. M Rowe says:

    Absolute joy to listen to this. Kudos to Weird Al and his well-deserved career.

  2. Nikki says:

    the holocaust denier date sounds like something from a Seinfeld episode omg…actually maybe I am thinking of the Debra Messing episode

  3. Guice Mann says:

    Damn gooooooood advice at 58:24 – 58:41

  4. Scott says:

    This is a FREE PODCAST people!!!


  5. Jordan says:

    Ouch- I heard so many painful forced-laughs from Pete. Entertaining, none the less.

  6. Jedimom says:

    All my college friends thought for sure I was going ot marry Al.

  7. Dowlphin says:

    Ah, it’s the tragically ironic hypocrisy. Weird Al says he doesn’t like to talk about religion and politics and stuff because he might lose a chunk of his fanbase if he’s too open (which would actually be courageous and sincere), and then he says “I believe in global warming”. Like that’s not a heated topic with negative connotations, lol. But yeah, if it’s science, it’s not really belief, riiiiiight? 😉

    Since the porpoise of life is already figuring out the big questions, let me ask you: “Why did the Big Ben happen?”
    Does that question ring any bell?

    I totally know the feeling of wanting to distract oneself from awareness of infinity, haha.
    By the way, you say infinity goes both ways. Sorry to cause you even more mental discomfort, but infinity goes infinite ways. Infinite ways means no ways at all, because ways imply movement and movement requires a finite space to define itself. Everything is always. Nothing is moving. ^^

    I have a possible answer for the question of whether if ‘fun’damentalist Christians believe when the Dalai Lama dies, he goes to hell, he does: He goes to a place that for those Christians would be hell, but not for him.

    • marilove says:

      Global Warming is not a “heated topic” (nice unintentional pun, tho). It’s also not controversial. Others may THINK it is a heated and controversial topic, but it is not.

      • Dowlphin says:

        You tend towards assuming, and that habit made you commit two mistakes.
        1) Assuming the pun was unintended.
        2) Swallowing authoritative propaganda. If you are doing that, you can go ahead and start a war with evil Iran and evil Russia and all those fairy tales, because it’s the same crap. Selective perception, believing what you want to believe. Devoted sheeple swallow the blue pill and get an erection.
        Even worse, you not only just adopted the BS about the official line, but you also deny the obvious existence of a significant debate about the issue. It’s your own little phantasy world of comforting certainty. As long as you are told who the enemy is, you can remain in blissful ignorance.

  8. Josh says:

    Do you think, when Weird Al’s first album hit, his agent said, “You made it, Weird Al!”?

    • Josh says:

      Also, maybe death is nothing to be afraid of because life isn’t real either. #existentialcrisisfundad 

      • Dowlphin says:

        Your original identity dies, but the observer consciousness does not, since it’s immortal. There is no scary eternal nonexistence. There’s only eternal existence, in various roles. In all roles.

        • Dowlphin says:

          (typo – replace original with individual)

        • Josh says:

          It’d be cool if you are right, @Dowlphin. Let’s hope it’s a long, fulfilling time before we find out for sure. Personally, I think doubt is the spice of life, even in the existential crises it can sometimes bring. But I also think that faith is for each individual — which is to say that I admire your convictions. 

    • unswift says:

      Scrolled down to the comments just to make someone made this joke.

  9. Ryan says:

    I have so much respect for Al and I would have really loved to hear him get deeper into his personal philosophy. But I also have to respect that he is able to keep a portion of his life private after all these years in the spotlight despite prying people like me.

    The episode was absolutely delightful and entertaining, it seemed to be over in half an hour. Great show!

  10. Tracy says:

    Such a freaking funny podcast, so fun to listen to!

  11. James says:

    Al is one of the best interview subjects on the planet!  Always a joy to hear him make it weird!

  12. Bubbowrap says:

    This might be in my top five YMIW podcast episodes. I’ve always liked Weird Al, but now I sort of love him. So quick and funny, and he genuinely seems like a great person. He even got Katie to laugh a couple of times!

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  14. pedantobot says:

    So you have a podcast that has the word “weird” in it’s name…and…also…SIMULTANEOUSLY…your guest has the word “weird” in HIS name.  Well that’s just…words fail me.  But it’s something.

  15. No Comment says:

    Weird Al is so goddamn delightful.