In Your Dreams
We were surprised by the inspired weirdness at work in this Casper-mattress-branded production (maybe it helps that Casper is a beloved and long-standing podcast sponsor, and that host Chris Gethard's personal brand embodies an intimate, free-wheeling honesty). The premise: comedian Gethard sits down with his friend and fellow comic Gary Richardson to hear listeners' accounts of their dreams. Richardson purports to be qualified in dream interpretation and Gethard strives to understand his analyses, which - like his qualifications - are presented with confidence, but don't hold up well under scrutiny. In each episode, the two are joined by another comic, who improvises gamely along (Jo Firestone in Episode 2 is a stand-out). The overall result is both silly and good.
Gateway episodes: Episode 2: Jo Firestone - Enter the Bloodtality (20 Dec 2016) / Episode 4: Janelle James - We Talkin' Butts (2 Jan 2017)