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Paula Poundstone on Gator Growl, Podcasting, Tom Hanks, and Touching Her Face

WUFT's Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with humorist, author, and stand-up comedian, Paula Poundstone. At the time of the recording, the conversation was partly about her scheduled appearance at the Phillips Center in Gainesville, NOW RESCHEDULED for Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Details at PerformingArts.ufl.edu. Updates on other schedules affected by COVID-19 can be found here: https://performingarts.ufl.edu/uf-performing-arts-coronavirus-updates/.

They also spoke about her first appearance in Gainesville for Gator Growl ("a thousand years ago"), that time Tom Hanks hosted Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, and his long-awaited appearance on her own podcast, Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone(co-hosted by fellow Wait Wait panelist, Adam Felber). The Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone comedy podcast can be found wherever podcasts hangout including Facebook.com/NobodyListenstoPaulaPoundstone.

Paula's second book, 2017's The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, was semi-finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Keep track of Paula at PaulaPoundstone.com.

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.