This browser doesn't support Spotify Web Player. Switch browsers or download Spotify for your desktop.

Why? The Podcast

By Heidi Hedquist/ Luke Poling

Naked skydivers. Jeopardy champions. Rodeo clowns. Suzi Quatro. Professional mascots. Competitive eaters. Astronauts. Cherry Vanilla. Renaissance fair kings. Benjamin Franklin. Olympic Curlers. Mandalorians. Gay erotica writers. Mermaids. Fruit cake tossers. Martha Wash. Dolphin Lovers. Hair collectors. Strippers. And satanists. We've talked to them all. On Why? every week we talk with another guest leading a fascinating life.

  1. 1.
    Why? Episode 113- Angie McCartney11/23/2020
    30:04
  2. 2.
    Why? Episode 112- Waxer Jessica Keesling11/16/2020
    25:11
  3. 3.
    Why? Episode 111- Singer/Songwriter Jules Shear11/09/2020
    33:20
  4. 4.
    Why? Episode 110- Comedian Yakov Smirnoff (Bonus!)11/04/2020
    39:48
  5. 5.
    Why? Episode 109- Champion Duck Caller Chad Belding11/02/2020
    43:57
  6. 6.
    Why? Episode 108- Scream Queen Suze Lanier-Bramlett10/26/2020
    34:19
  7. 7.
    Why? Episode 107- Haunted House Designer Leonard Pickel10/19/2020
    37:05
  8. 8.
    Why? Episode 106- Disney Legend Tom Nabbe10/12/2020
    40:47
  1. 9.
    Why? Episode 105- The Penguin Lady, Dyan deNapoli10/05/2020
    29:29
  2. 10.
    Why? Episode 104- Stripper Gurl Haggard09/28/2020
    29:37
  3. 11.
    Why? Episode 103- From Prince & The Revolution, musician BrownMark09/21/2020
    42:36
  4. 12.
    Why? Episode 102- Matt Owens from the Unclaimed Baggage Center09/14/2020
    26:37
  5. 13.
    Why? Episode 101- First African American Female NFL Coach Collette V Smith09/07/2020
    42:43
  6. 14.
    Why? Episode 100- Drummer Richie Ramone08/31/2020
    30:18
  7. 15.
    Why? Episode 99- Professional Mini Golf08/24/2020
    40:13
  8. 16.
    Why? Episode 98 (Bonus!)- Competitive Dog Grooming with Rebecca Stern08/20/2020
    21:27
  9. 17.
    Why? Episode 97- A History of Contraception with Donna Drucker08/17/2020
    31:56
  10. 18.
    Why? Episode 96- Action Park with Andy Mulvihill08/10/2020
    27:31
  11. 19.
    Why? Episode 95- Cornhole with ACL Commissioner Stacey Moore08/03/2020
    26:29
  12. 20.
    Why? Episode 94- Baseball Groundskeeper Paul Zwaska07/27/2020
    36:50
  13. 21.
    Why? Episode 93- Talking Head Chris Frantz07/20/2020
    36:07
  14. 22.
    Why? Episode 92 (Bonus!)- Music Great John Ellison07/15/2020
    20:05
  15. 23.
    Why? Episode 91- Poly Dom Writer Tammy Jo Eckhart07/13/2020
    30:57
  16. 24.
    Why? Episode 90 (Bonus!)- Blobfest 2020 with Bob Trate07/08/2020
    17:36
  17. 25.
    Why? Episode 89- You Don't Nomi with director Jeffrey McHale07/06/2020
    34:00
  18. 26.
    Why? Episode 88- Music Great Suzi Quatro06/29/2020
    36:24
  19. 27.
    Why? Episode 87- Pizza Tours with Scott Wiener06/22/2020
    29:01
  20. 28.
    Why? Episode 86- Jeopardy Champion & Author Sarah Jett Rayburn06/15/2020
    36:26
  21. 29.
    Why? Episode 85- Naked Skydiving with Jeff Dawson06/08/2020
    34:30
  22. 30.
    Why? Episode 84- US Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Anita Alvarez06/01/2020
    38:14
  23. 31.
    Why? Episode 83- Naked & Afraid Blur-er Erin T Gavin05/25/2020
    33:08
  24. 32.
    Why? Episode 82- Tennis Great & Podcast Host Patrick McEnroe05/18/2020
    35:08
  25. 33.
    Why? Episode 81- Collecting Indiana Jones with Michael Miller05/15/2020
    29:07
  26. 34.
    Why? Episode 80- Effin' Birds with Aaron Reynolds05/11/2020
    35:48
  27. 35.
    Why? Episode 79- Music Legend Cherry Vanilla05/04/2020
    35:45
  28. 36.
    Why? Episode 78- Stuntwoman Rachel Harrison04/27/2020
    41:05
  29. 37.
    Why? Episode 77- Boober Eats with Shon Boulden04/20/2020
    31:06
  30. 38.
    Why? Episode 76- Hair Collecting with John Reznikoff04/13/2020
    29:17
  31. 39.
    Why? Episode 75- Quidditch with Mary Kimball04/06/2020
    28:34
  32. 40.
    Why? Episode 74- Isolation Movies with Bob Trate (Bonus!)04/01/2020
    39:35
  33. 41.
    Why? Episode 73- XFL Tight End Jake Sutherland03/30/2020
    25:35
  34. 42.
    Why? Episode 72- The Obama-Biden Mysteries with Andrew Shaffer03/23/2020
    42:56
  35. 43.
    Why? Episode 71- Heidi & Luke on The Love Pod Podcast (Bonus!)03/20/2020
    32:51
  36. 44.
    Why? Episode 70- The Star Wars AirBNB03/16/2020
    25:26
  37. 45.
    Why? Episode 69- Love is Blind with Mikey Cobb & Andy Rickert03/09/2020
    42:13
  38. 46.
    Why? Episode 68- The Art of Pigcasso with Joanne Lefson03/02/2020
    29:30
  39. 47.
    Why? Episode 67- Rage Rooms with Kea Tull02/24/2020
    24:30
  40. 48.
    Why? Episode 66- Chess Boxing Champion Matt Thomas02/17/2020
    29:10
  41. 49.
    Why? Episode 65- Dolphin Telepathy with writer Malcolm J Brenner02/10/2020
    33:49
  42. 50.
    Why? Episode 64- Super Bowl Winning Mascot Dan Meers (Bonus Episode!)02/05/2020
    15:51
  43. 51.
    Why? Episode 63- Flight Attendant Caroline Bright02/03/2020
    35:16
  44. 52.
    Why? Episode 62- The Horror Bowl with Bob Trate01/27/2020
    38:51
  45. 53.
    Why? Episode 61- Fruitcake Tossing in Colorado (Bonus Episode!)01/23/2020
    12:36
  46. 54.
    Why? Episode 60- LGBTQ Romance Author Quinn Anderson01/20/2020
    34:04
  47. 55.
    Why? Episode 59- Cosplay with Rachel Devine01/13/2020
    25:37
  48. 56.
    Why? Episode 58- Curling with Team USA's Korey Dropkin01/06/2020
    27:22
  49. 57.
    Why? Episode 57- Talking Pete Seeger with Paul Suchow12/30/2019
    41:04
  50. 58.
    Why? Episode 56- Audiobook Narrator Sean Pratt12/23/2019
    36:08
  51. 59.
    Why? Episode 55- Deadtime Toys & Tattoos with Felix Cangas12/16/2019
    35:34
  52. 60.
    Why? Episode 54- Professional Mermaiding with The Mermaid Phantom12/09/2019
    26:58
  53. 61.
    Why? Episode 53- Fruitcake with Hayden Crawford from Collin Street Bakery12/02/2019
    32:56
  54. 62.
    Why? Episode 52- Cheeks by Mail with Papa Cheeks11/25/2019
    26:47
  55. 63.
    Why? Episode 51- The King of the Texas Renaissance Festival11/18/2019
    31:04
  56. 64.
    Why? Episode 50- Astronaut Mike Mullane11/11/2019
    36:24
  57. 65.
    Why? Episode 49- End of Life Care and Burlesque with Misty Lynn11/04/2019
    33:25
  58. 66.
    Why? Episode 48- Ben Franklin Impersonator Brian Patrick Mulligan10/28/2019
    36:20
  59. 67.
    Why? Episode 47- NHL Zamboni Driver Ali Murdock10/21/2019
    25:53
  60. 68.
    Why? Episode 46- Comic Book Writer Rob Feldman10/14/2019
    25:43
  61. 69.
    Why? Episode 45- The Gilligan's Island Fan Club with the President10/07/2019
    27:51
  62. 70.
    Why? Episode 44- Professional Rodeo Clown Josh "Porkchop" Garrick09/30/2019
    29:32
  63. 71.
    Why? Episode 43- Cozy mysteries with Elizabeth Craig09/23/2019
    27:59
  64. 72.
    Why? Episode 42- Erotic Disney stories with Blu Carson09/16/2019
    36:01
  65. 73.
    Why? Episode 41- The Zombie Research Society09/09/2019
    30:34
  66. 74.
    Why? Episode 40- The World Black Pudding Lobbing Competition09/02/2019
    29:02
  67. 75.
    Why? Episode 39- Sculptor (and reluctant Executive Producer) John Sauve08/26/2019
    34:24
  68. 76.
    Why? Episode 38- Las Vegas Doorman Jay Rankin08/19/2019
    28:36
  69. 77.
    Why? Episode 37- Loch Ness Monster expert Gary Campbell08/12/2019
    29:27
  70. 78.
    Why? Episode 36- Water Skiing Girl Wonder Shellie Blum08/05/2019
    27:22
  71. 79.
    Why? Episode 35- Rock and Roll all night with Mini Gene from Mini Kiss07/29/2019
    25:08
  72. 80.
    Why? Episode 34- Superhero/Former Wrestler Todd Turfe07/22/2019
    29:02
  73. 81.
    Why?- Episode 33 Medium Connie Smock07/15/2019
    31:45
  74. 82.
    Why?- Episode 32 Everybody Dance Now, it's Martha Wash07/08/2019
    29:03
  75. 83.
    Why?- Episode 31 The Kennedy assassination with Mark Shaw07/01/2019
    40:54
  76. 84.
    Why?- Episode 30 Acting Sick with Vanessa Ahern06/24/2019
    24:01
  77. 85.
    Why?- Episode 29 Professional Bridesmaid Caroline Bright06/17/2019
    28:07
  78. 86.
    Why?- Episode 28 Sealand with Prince Michael06/10/2019
    25:23
  79. 87.
    Why?- Episode 27 Cozy Love Pants with the Cozy Love Company06/03/2019
    24:16
  80. 88.
    Why?- Episode 26 Blobfest with Brendan Carr05/27/2019
    33:11
  81. 89.
    Why?- Episode 25 Professional Mascot Dan Meers05/20/2019
    31:32
  82. 90.
    Why?- Episode 24 "The Dark Side of Disney" with Leonard Kinsey05/13/2019
    38:03
  83. 91.
    Why?- Episode 23 Dreamland Wax Museum with Jed Reitler05/06/2019
    22:29
  84. 92.
    Why?- Episode 22 Zodiac killer/DB Cooper 'friend' David Coutcher04/29/2019
    28:18
  85. 93.
    Why?- Episode 21 Professional Cuddler Madelon Guinazzo04/22/2019
    28:44
  86. 94.
    Why?- Episode 20 Sex Coach Cain04/15/2019
    34:51
  87. 95.
    Why?- Episode 19 Equine Dentist Dr Diane Febles04/08/2019
    27:50
  88. 96.
    Why?- Episode 18 Nude Art Model Callista Womick04/01/2019
    33:45
  89. 97.
    Why?- Episode 17 Rocky Horror with the hosts of The Rocky Horror Podcast Show03/25/2019
    29:25
  90. 98.
    Why?- Episode 16 Trump Unity Bridge owner Rob Cortis03/18/2019
    29:15
  91. 99.
    Why?- Episode 15 Gender-Free Clothing with Phluid's Rob Garrett Smith03/11/2019
    30:26
  92. 100.
    Why?- Episode 14 Nudist Harry Levy03/04/2019
    28:53
  93. 101.
    Why?- Episode 13 Romance Novel Cover Model/Actor Michael Wayne Foster02/25/2019
    36:36
  94. 102.
    Why?- Episode 12 Performance Artist Satori Circus02/18/2019
    30:20
  95. 103.
    Why?- Episode 11 Model Train Master Builder Bruce Zaccagnino02/11/2019
    24:51
  96. 104.
    Why?- Episode 10 Filmmaker River Gallo02/04/2019
    32:46
  97. 105.
    Why?- Episode 09 North American Wife Carrying Champion Jesse Wall01/28/2019
    33:45
  98. 106.
    Why?- Episode 08 World's Greatest Streaker Mark Roberts01/21/2019
    46:37
  99. 107.
    Why?- Episode 07 Competitive Eater Molly Schuyler01/14/2019
    23:08
  100. 108.
    Why?- Episode 06 Travel Expert Tom Massey01/07/2019
    24:08
  101. 109.
    Why?- Episode 05 Painter Marc Eckel12/31/2018
    21:53
  102. 110.
    Why?- Episode 04 Part 2 with Nina Kircher12/24/2018
    22:02
  103. 111.
    Why?- Episode 03 Raccoon Enthusiast Nina Kircher12/17/2018
    31:13
  104. 112.
    Why?- Episode 01 Ghost Hunter Ken Suminski12/10/2018
    28:20
  105. 113.
    Why?- Episode 02 Herper Monty Najar12/10/2018
    27:37
  106. 114.
    Why?- the Podcast- Trailer11/26/2018
    1:06

Listen to Why? The Podcast now.

Listen to Why? The Podcast in full in the Spotify app