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Episode 11: Dining with Doug and Karen
Paul F. Tompkins and…
Dining with Doug and KarenDining with Doug and Karen

Dining with Doug and Karen #11: Paul F. Tompkins and Jonathan Peters

The hilarious Paul F. Tompkins joins Doug and Karen to enjoy some meals by Jonathan Peters! And our friend Cake Boss might even make an appearance…

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  • Can we just pick a random podcast listener and stick them in Karen’s chair? Or Katie? Or that kid who lives in the comic store?

    Just … ANYBODY who doesn’t derail everything with horrible timing and complete ignorance … they don’t need to be funny or charming … they just need to be mildly articulate and have some semblance of an idea of how ‘shows’ and ‘humor’ work.

    I’ll give her this, if she’s TRYING to murder these shows, then she’s 10x more successful at it than Peretti at Holmes’ live shows. Not as funny, but maybe in twenty years we’ll look back at this podcast as a seminal example of Kaufmanesque trolling. I mean, those sausage snacks a few episodes back? That was a Gatsby-level performance right there.

  • Nick, isn’t it easier to simply say that you don’t like Karen? That way you don’t have to force unnecessary references into an unfunny diatribe.

    Karen is hilarious, and her chemistry with the group is the whole show.

  • Karen, Doug, and Katie don’t change a damn thing. Your chemistry is great the show is funny and a great listen. I feel like a fly on the wall listening to a group of friends hanging out. Don’t put it out every week please. Just put it out as you are, I like the surprise of a new show when you do post an episode.

  • this is one of my favorite podcasts. For Nick to say get rid of karen and katie, is insane. lets look at the title of the show. Katie produces many of the nerdist podcasts and has one of her own. Best thing to do is not listen nick, the rest of us who enjoy the show don’t need to see your negative opinion. I enjoy Karen on the show and often thought Katie should get more involved.

    keep up the GREAT work everyone

  • Daryl S—While Nick may have been heavy-handed (think Thor’s hammer) in his critique of Karen (and in my opinion incorrect), next time you may want to more carefully read posts you wish to respond to. He was saying that Katie might be one of the options to replace Karen on air, not be replaced along with Karen.

    Katie deserves her own podcast, imho.

  • You know, it’s kinda sad, because regardless of whether you’re a fan of Karen’s podcasting style or not (I find her fun and laid back), it’s really a shame that there’s all this focus on that dispute and no mention (at the time of this comment) of Paul F. Thompkin’s hilarious performance. He is awesome in every podcast he visits, his “Cake Boss” impression is brilliant, and frankly I was having so much fun listening to him, I didn’t have time to be annoyed by any comedy missteps by the other two. It’d be nice to have more comments about what’s been good in this podcast, instead of arguing over what may or may have been less-than-perfect.

  • there’s probably little comment on PFT’s part of the show and how good he is because a good percentage of people listening/commenting will have already praised him on any number of other podcast appearances that he has done and feel no need to do so every time.

    on the other matter… I find karen kinda likeable, kinda inoffensive, but also just… kinda there. fills the air time while doug chews.

  • being a fan of DLM, I decided to finally take a chance on this podcast – I’ve burnt through the first 10 episodes in the last 3 days.

    Great show.

    “We’re gonna eat!!!” is always my favorite part.

  • I love this show! I do want an episode every week. I just started listening so I am going through all the old ones and dread getting caught up b/c I will have to wait for more!