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Laughing In the New Year: Comedian Paula Poundstone Comes Home10:10

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Paula Poundstone (Courtesy)
Paula Poundstone (Courtesy)

Paula Poundstone is a comedian who speaks her mind. A lot of listeners know her from her appearances on NPR’s news quiz show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me. When she’s on the show, she often provides some of the best moments.

Poundstone started her career right in our backyard. She’s from Sudbury, and went to Lincoln-Sudbury High — though she dropped out at 17. In her book "There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say," she wrote that she left high school because "there was a parking lot that needed to be hung out in."

We listen back to an interview with Poundstone. She talk to us about making people laugh and her early days in Boston, sparring with locavore food celebrity Michael Pollan.


This program aired on December 30, 2011.

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