Double Threat with Julie Klausner & Tom Scharpling

Double Threat with Julie Klausner & Tom Scharpling

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Podcasting icons Julie Klausner (Difficult People) and Tom Scharpling (The Best Show) join forces for a weekly journey through the worst and best of everything. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.


All I Want To Do is Go to the Magic Castle (with Larry Wilmore)
Sep 21 • 89 min
The wonderful Larry Wilmore joins Tom and Julie to listen to Alan Dershowitz’s podcast and talk late nights at the Magic Castle, the Marx Brothers, Michigan J. Frog, Ben Shapiro’s cowboy hat, and Larry’s brand new Friday night show on Peacock… WILMORE!
Now My Wife Kicks! (with Rian Johnson & Karina Longworth)
Sep 14 • 85 min
Tom and Julie welcome Hollywood power couple Rian Johnson (Knives Out) and Karina Longworth (You Must Remember This) and Tom plays them a recording he made of a paper towel dispenser in the bathroom of an IHOP.
That’s a Wrap on SICO!
Sep 7 • 95 min
Tom and Julie rock and roll through the best clips of the week, including The Three Stooges on vinyl; the voice of the pharaoh; the end of SICO (the Rocky IV robot); a Republican vocal SFX expert; and David “Balloon Boy” Blaine.
Carry On, My Wayward Yoink (with Shakina Nayfack)
Aug 31 • 92 min
Tom and Julie welcome actress and transgender activist Shakina Nayfack (Difficult People, Connecting) for a scene-by-scene analysis of the Netflix documentary Tread and the 1985 adventure comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.
We’ve Got Your Cat’s Ventriloquist Dummy
Aug 24 • 64 min
Tom and Julie learn that Dennis Quaid adopted a cat named Dennis Quaid! They listen to MAGA recording artist Meade Skelton! AND lots about ventriloquism!
Physician, Heal Thyself! (with Bob the Drag Queen)
Aug 17 • 77 min
Tom and Julie are joined by Bob the Drag Queen (We’re Here, Sibling Rivalry) to talk Rap Snacks, karaoke night at Cheers, and Anaconda, and to perform a Podcast Rescue on the new Sopranos podcast.
Tom & Julie Mental Health Check-In (Presented by Better Help)
Aug 17 • 11 min
Tom and Julie check in with each other and discuss how they’re dealing with stress and anxiety during quarantine. Presented by Better Help.
1st Annual NYC Fantasy Draft (with Desus & Mero)
Aug 10 • 76 min
Tom and Julie are joined by Desus Nice and The Kid Mero for the 1st Annual NYC Fantasy Draft, battling over top prospects like Travis Bickle, Al Roker, Joan Rivers, and Dr. Zizmor.
Forget It, Ronald. It’s McDonaldland.
Aug 3 • 65 min
Tom and Julie investigate the politics of McDonaldland and recast Magnolia with cats and dogs.
Our Scraps Beat Your Haps
Jul 27 • 69 min
Basement Tapes, B-Sides, Deep Cuts… Whatever you want to call them, we’ve got them this week on Double Threat as we crack open the vault for some unreleased clips from the pre-quarantine recordings so that Tom and Julie can take a week off.
Gaines Recognizes Gaines
Jul 20 • 81 min
Tom and Julie give The Business to country music superstar Garth Brooks and dream about breaking into the Criterion Closet.
This Episode is Not Sponsored by SCOOB!
Jul 13 • 59 min
Tom and Julie recap the Summer’s best movie— SCOOB!— even though they failed to secure an official sponsorship deal for the podcast.
Epstein’s Little Black Book of Impressions (with Anthony Atamanuik)
Jul 6 • 66 min
Tom and Julie dig through Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book to find a new signature impression for Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) now that he has officially retired his Donald Trump impression.
From the People who Brought You YOU!
Jun 29 • 73 min
Tom and Julie give the Business to YOU!, Sammy Hagar (again), Pete Holmes, a chess set, and G.I. Joe PSAs.
Puddy Tat Shoots the Squirt When He Feels Stressed
Jun 22 • 63 min
Tom and Julie review a list of animals that spray and give The Business to Animal Crossing.
Every Single Song That’s Ever Won Best Song at the Academy Awards (with Cole Escola)
Jun 15 • 83 min
Cole Escola joins Tom and Julie to talk getting kicked off Twitter for impersonating NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and to review all 85 winners of the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
On a Zoom Call with Woody Allen
Jun 8 • 87 min
Woody Allen was on Alec Baldwin’s podcast this week. Tom and Julie give it the Business.
Old McDonald’s In His Car E-I-E-I-O
Jun 1 • 58 min
Tom and Julie perform a Podcast Rescue on Dennis Quaid and give the Business to Papa John (again) and Elon Musk on Jay Leno’s Garage.
Prairie Home Companion Turmoil and Other Good News
May 25 • 63 min
Tom and Julie are in need of some good news in these dark times. Good news like the Prairie Home Companion Cruise scandal, the YouTube film critic who lost his mind because Robert Pattinson refuses to work out during quarantine, and of course, The Wrong…
Schlub Rescue (with Ayo Edebiri)
May 18 • 71 min
Tom and Julie and special guest Ayo Edebiri (Iconography) conduct the first ever SCHLUB RESCUE on listener Eric.
Hollywood Handbook vs Double Threat
May 11 • 81 min
Tom and Julie go toe to toe with one of the best podcasts in the biz as Hayes Davenport, Sean Clements, and Chef Kevin from Hollywood Handbook join them for a new rendition of The New Newlyhost Game.
The Abel Ferrara Rancid Milkshake Challenge
May 4 • 61 min
Abel Ferrara dumps rancid milkshakes on himself for charity. Robert Loggia advertises for orange juice. Joe Biden eats a corncob the size of an Amtrak train. Plus Tom and Julie give the Business to Josh Gad’s new web series and they attempt to play the…
Here Comes The Crybaby (with Chris Gethard & Robin Colombo)
Apr 27 • 73 min
Tom and Julie are joined by not one but TWO GUESTS this week, comedian Chris Gethard and star of the HBO documentary McMillions, Robin Colombo.
Little Shop of Harvey Weinstein
Apr 20 • 48 min
Tom and Julie give the Business to Harvey Weinstein’s disturbing cameo in a 2005 straight-to-video Barbie cartoon. Plus a Podcast Rescue for the world’s premiere skydiving podcast.
I Like to Flaunt My Dinners
Apr 13 • 62 min
Tom and Julie give the Business to #VirusBoy, issue a Stroppology, and record a podcast soundboard to be used in the event of their demise.
BONUS Cape Fear Lenny & Squiggy
Apr 8 • 7 min
Enjoy this Laverne & Shirley-themed Bonus Clip from Episode 1!
One of the Stroppelgangers (with Martha Kelly)
Apr 6 • 60 min
Tom and Julie are joined by guest Martha Kelly (Baskets) to talk cats, Cameo, and Cats on the first episode of Double Threat!
PREVIEW Losing My Tuition
Apr 1 • 22 min
Enjoy another sneak preview of what you can expect on DOUBLE THREAT with Tom Scharpling and Julie Klausner PREMIERING MONDAY APRIL 6TH!!! In this clip, Julie and Tom watch a listener suggested clip — the NYU Tisch Dean who sent students a video of her…
PREVIEW Duplass, You Did It Again
Mar 26 • 21 min
Enjoy a sneak preview of what you can expect on DOUBLE THREAT with Tom Scharpling and Julie Klausner PREMIERING MONDAY APRIL 6TH!!! In this clip, Julie makes Tom watch Mark Duplass’s coronavirus musical. DOUBLE THREAT MERCH:…
PREVIEW The Mysteries of Ohio
Mar 23 • 38 min
Enjoy a sneak preview of what you can expect on DOUBLE THREAT with Tom Scharpling and Julie Klausner PREMIERING MONDAY APRIL 6TH!!! Including The Joster! A podcast rescue for the regional true crime docuseries “Ohio Mysteries!” Evan Dando’s prank show!…