“I SEEM FUN; The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast.”
"Keeping Up With the Kirkmans"
Jen sits on her sister’s couch with her family to talk to them. She tries to get everyone not to talk at once and tales of her parents scandalous first date are revealed! There’s talk of death and scary plane rides and an interview about Thanksgiving goes off the rails.
“Salt N Pepa Says There’s Only One True Judge and That’s God….
Jen sits in bed and talks. She thanks a Peace Corps worker, takes to task someone who won’t listen to Bill Cosby’s comedy because he had an affair, thanks a male peer - admonishes another, and talks about filming a new episode of Drunk History.
“I’m a Wanderer…I Go Around, Round, Round”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about……a question someone asked on Twitter about advice for moving to New York City which turns into a story about Jen tracing James Dean’s footsteps at the Iriquois Hotel, moving to Los Angeles for a guy and never having a life plan.
“Live From Brooklyn”
Jen sits in bed on a stage at the Bell House in Brooklyn to talk to you! This is the FIRST EVER LIVE taping of “I Seem Fun” and Jen’s favorite episode so far. She talks about making a fool of herself in the 1990’s to Quentin Tarantino, she calls her mom live on stage to get advice about the podcast, and ends with some terrible singing and meets some I Seem Fun folks on stage.
“Slow Ride and Not Taking it Easy”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about how women in Saudi Arabia can’t drive, John Kerry’s wimpy statements, Xmas decorations that come to life in bedrooms for murder and reads a listener’s email about his love of airport bathrooms.
“You Think You Seem Cool”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about how Lou Reed’s death brought out the attention starved cool-seekers, tales of pretend heroin addicts, explains to new listeners that divorce is okay and recounts a horrible bout of stomach flu.
“A Solved Mystery and Tales of Good People”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about how she’s an empath yet a horrible, selfish, isolating monster; a boy who wants a family, how our lives aren’t that bad and an exciting announcement about some upcoming shows in Brooklyn - November 7th through 9th, 2013.
“Love and Hating Thy Neighbors”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you her overwhelming feelings of love when interacting with an audience and the comedown of dealing with humanity the next day in public places, Welcome Back Kotter, our secret treadmill selves, Rumi quotes and a weird doorbell experience.
“Zeroes and Drifters”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about the ‘you just have to laugh’ realities of selling zero tickets to a comedy show, watching a drifter try to hit on a college girl at Starbucks, her former crack-head homeless neighbors and the world’s most oversharing personal trainer.
“Movies and Magazines”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about seeing movies years after they come out, crying on planes at sad movies and having epiphanies about marriage, hating the people who write magazine articles on actresses and why she doesn’t relate to the older man/younger woman thing.
“Jet Setting and Lagging”
Jen sits in her bed in a hotel room in London and talks to you about an aggressive fan in a Johnny Cash tee-shirt who called her a pussy, walking around alone and loving it, guilt at leaving restaurants before ordering and falling in the aisle at an Ibsen play.
“No Panic on the Streets of London”
Jen sits in bed and talks to you about her upcoming shows in London, laments Morrissey’s friendship with Russell Brand, puts a sociological spin on a creepy ice-cream seller and reveals weird D-list celebrity emails received.
“School’s In Forever”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you or read to you from her high school diaries, notes from high school and terrible term papers in college about “art.” It’s an odd melancholy one this week.
“It’s Your Birthday”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about her birthday last week, Marvin Gaye vs. Robin Thicke, the musical trajectory of dumb people, Hello Kitty and reads emails from people who seem fun.
“I Will Survive”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about oversensitive listeners who write in, the easily rattled religious freak, Gloria Gaynor’s glamorization of being dumped and reads emails from “I Seem Fun-ners.”
“She Works Hard-ish For the Money”
Jen sits in bed and talks to you about her failed half-dream of being a lady pro-golfer, being the world’s worst waitress, rich white dudes and continues the tradition of singing not very well with wild abandon.
"It’s Raining Jen"
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about the great song, “It’s Raining Men,” the sneakers of a female president, a creepy neighbor, men in nail salons and is that all there is?
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about hotels, motels, the first time you stay in one, she reviews a reviewer’s review that she hates, and reads some emails from people who find Disneyland fun.
“Old and Old Hollywood”
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about reading the bio of a Hollywood icon, old women dying while she voted, glamorous old women, The Copacabana and reads some emails from listeners who love to stay home at night and read about true crime
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about getting her front teeth knocked out twice, a busted chin, running from bees, getting braces, Invisalign and veneers, feeling cranky because of “summer brain” and reads a few listener emails.
"Beep Beep. Beep Beep. Ugh."
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about car crashes, plane crashes, Aerosmith, buyer’s remorse, Lemon Laws, fights with cabbies and reads some “fun” emails.
"Summertime and the Living is Vacation-y"
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about summertime, including tales of a creepy gym teacher from 1986, her hatred of The Cars, fireworks and coconuts, the awesomeness of public pools and the awfulness of arts and crafts.
"What Seems Fun? - Listener Email Edition"
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about getting car sick, actresses who pretend to be boring, being the non-fun one in her friend group and reads emails from listeners who confess that they hate what their friends find fun.
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about a woman she saw who did something wildly out of character during the last fifteen minutes of a flight, what we do in our heads and headphones, and there’s a retraction regarding episode 6 about never having met a dove.
"Believing in Ghosts"
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about her experiences with the supernatural or coincidence or tricks our minds play, and makes a correction from last week’s episode involving a drunken night in
Canada & a tattle-tale.
"Drugs And Alcohol"
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about why she never tried drugs, a good hospital experience, learning how to get drunk by trial and error and corrects some pretty weird facts from past episodes.
"New York, New York"
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about why she rejected Sex & The City when she was a NYC resident, crazy roommates, 9/11 and then takes to analyzing the proposals in the New York Sunday Times “Vows” section.
Jen sits in bed to talk to you about what isn’t “celebrity”, high school friends she’s offended, a woman who got mean at a book signing and gifts from strangers.
Jen has big thoughts on Customer Service and she is a friend of the worker. Jen was a waitress, cashier, someone who stuffed chocolates in a tin, a ticket taker, a barista and so many other things in life. This is back when you had to make eye contact, not mumble and not engage in small talk. There’s a tale of an aggressive yogurt parfait, the joy of complaint letters and life lessons from the fastest cashier from 1988.
There isn’t a hook. Jen talks into a microphone. By herself. It’s stream of consciousness with a point. It’s like this – Jen wants to talk to you so that you know who she is. Then we can go from there. It’s an easy and free thing to do for thoughts that are too long to tweet and ideas that aren’t quite yet stand-up or other things. It’s your friend leaving you a REALLY LONG voicemail message – hopefully an enteraining one.