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Jes Tom

Ep. 297

We've known Jes for a decade now, but on today's episode we get to *know* Jes! Of course, you, dear listener, know Jes as a stand-up, a writer for Our Flag Means Death, you've seen them in Crush, Love Life or Tuca and Bertie or perhaps you've seen their off-Broadway show Less Lonely or STARTING TODAY, doing a set as part of Hannah Gadsby's Gender Agenda Netflix special! And on today's episode, we talk about the romantic and existential lessons Jes learned from doing Less Lonely, hooking up with men, and lots more stuff, including a real discussion on fame and whether it's actually worth it. PLUS, obvi, we answer YOUR advice questions! If you'd like to ask your own advice questions, call 323-524-7839 and leave a VM or just DM us on IG or Twitter!


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Plus some other stuff! Watch Naomi's Netflix half hour or Mythic Quest! Check out Andy's old casiopop band's lost album or his other podcast Beginnings!

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