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AirTalk ‘One-on-One’ interview special: Paula Poundstone

Comedian Paula Poundstone.
Comedian Paula Poundstone.
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If you had the secret to happiness, would you keep it to yourself?

Stand-up comic and panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Paula Poundstone has a new book where she shares her own hunt for blissful joy by any means possible. In “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness” she’s the guinea pig - trying out everything from driving a Lambo to volunteering.

Is happiness something you can seek out or inflict upon yourself? Is it always elusive or intangible? Poundstone explores it all through her own hilarious lens and survives to tell us the tale!

KPCC In Person is collaborating with Paula Poundstone and NPR on weekly live tapings of her new podcast, called Live from The Poundstone Institute. The first taping starts Tuesday, June 6. Tickets are $10 for the general public, free for KPCC members. [For more information, go to the AirTalk page]

And on Saturday, June 10, KPCC In Person is presenting a solo show with Paula Poundstone at UCLA’s Royce Hall. That event is sold out.


Paula Poundstone, comic and author of the new book "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness" (Algonquin Books, 2017)