In this scary and often unsettling time, it’s not surprising people often find themselves avoiding mainstream news. We tend to avoid all things depressing. Just for a little while. Now, if only there was a source of news that wasn’t totally focused on the elephant in everyone’s room. Oh, wait, there actually is!

Hoping to offer comfort and some much needed laughs; comedians, writers, and big fans of the absurd Scotty Landes and Kurt Braunohler brings us Bananas. This weekly comedy podcast focuses on strange, fascinating and just plain bananas news from around the world. With a guest, Landes and Braunohler delve into these completely bonkers and true stories. Oftentimes they’ll interject with personal anecdotes that somehow relate to these stories. This makes for a comfortably candid interview laced with nothing but hilarity.

Landes and Braunohler are witty masters of banter. Their guests are well picked and bound to make listeners grin in recognition throughout their bone-tickling conversations. And the topics are…well, bananas! I mean, who wouldn’t want to learn about a man who was found to be carrying 21 live pigeons in his pants? Or the story of the British parrot that went missing for four years and returned speaking Spanish? How NASA preps for alien communication with LSD dolphin sex experiments? 

Now, I can’t say enough nice things about this podcast. It certainly brings a smile to my face every time I see that a new episode has been uploaded. Bananas is completely original, highly entertaining and totally binge worthy. It’s an absolute treat of a podcast that I would recommend to fans of comedy podcasts and passifans alike.

Bananas is a production of Exactly Right Media. It’s available for free on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and where ever else you get your podcasts!

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Fallon Marie Gannon