We’re finally writing the second installment of our Listen Up! series, in which we profile great podcasts that you should be listening to. This time we’re talking about This Feels Terrible.
This Feels Terrible was originally a very well received live show at the UCB theater in LA hosted by comedian Erin McGathy and writer (Community) Megan Ganz. It featured them talking to guests about the not-so-great parts of love and relationships. Here’s the video that opens the show:
Erin is the redhead, Megan the brunette
The podcast version of This Feels Terrible is hosted only by McGathy and features an awesomely catchy theme song that you’ll find yourself walking around singing. It’s relatively new with only 7 episodes, but they are wonderful episodes that will have you on the floor laughing.
So far Erin McGathy has gathered a wonderful array of guests to stop by and converse with her about their love lives. The first episode is my absolute favorite so far as it features her boyfriend, the one and only Dan Harmon, brilliant creator of Community. The back and forth between the two is electric and crazy. You get a really good feel for their relationship and get some pretty deep insights into both of them. It’s both funny and incredibly intriguing. Here’s a taste of what happens when Erin tries to stop for a minute to tell people to subscribe.
That little clip should give you a little glimpse of the overall episode. Another great episode is episode 4 with Dan’s best friend Jeff Davis. That episode is more about sex than anything and is super filthy, in the best way. Filthy and fun.
The thing that separates the show besides the great guests, such as Gillian Jacobs and Dave Hill, is how personal it is. Erin is not scared to go extremely deep into her own personal life and tell things honestly. It brings a sort of intimacy to the show and makes the funny moments even funnier. She’s also smart as a whip and a great improviser who can get a joke out super quick.
So you really need to be listening to This Feels Terrible if you want some great open discussions about relationships that are also hilarious. You can use the link below to subscribe on iTunes or head over to the show’s page on Feral Audio, where you can also make a donation to the show and keep it going.