You may (or may not!) be familiar with the inaugural Man Repeller podcast series, “Oh Boy.” In the event that you are not, I ask that you please divert attention to your iTunes app and download episodes 1-12.
Now listen to them.
I’m still waiting.
Okay, caught up? Good! Great! Grand. Excellent! Sorry to the initiated party for having to watch that. But now that we’re back, I ask this: while you’re listening to the episodes as hosted by filmmaker Jay Buim — a man who is profoundly passionate about talking to interesting women to discover what makes them interesting, how frequently do you wonder what he looks like? What he eats? How he got his voice to sound like that? Whether he’s ever dressed up as the yellow Power Ranger for Halloween?
Incidentally, today is your lucky day because a handful of answers are documented below in what we like to call a sad update on the Proust Questionnaire.
What do you do for fun? I make pasta from scratch and then I eat that pasta.
Who’s your female hero? Joan Rivers.
What quality do you most admire in others? Warmth and a sense of humor.
In yourself? A strong work ethic.
Are you actually a beard wizard, and assuming that you are, what is your favorite spell? When I summon the demon known as Seamless and make a pizza appear out of nowhere.
Super power you wish you possessed? The ability to create free time.
Super power you do possess? I have the ability to get hungry whenever I want.
How did you develop your awesome radio voice? I find interviewing people and having a great conversation very relaxing, so it probably has something to do with that.
If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Simple carbohydrates because complex carbs just don’t cut it.
Would you rather have elbows that couldn’t bend so that you sort of looked like a toy soldier, or, would you rather have ice skates as your real feet? Ice skates as real feet because then I could nail my audition for the Mighty Ducks remake.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is flossing to you? 12, we all need to floss more.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life? When the Hangover movies came out, people used to come up to me on street and ask me if I was Zach Galifianakis, which was cool with me because he has been my favorite comedian since his Comedy Central Presents stand-up special from 2001.
Favorite song? “Beach Foam” by Future Islands, although my iTunes says my most played song is “Stay” by Rihanna.
Favorite book? Everything written by Iceberg Slim.
Favorite thing of all time? A real solid nap.
Your favorite podcast? When “Serial” was on I probably listened to each episode four times but my favorite podcast is “WTF.”
Why did you want to host Oh Boy? I wasn’t hearing enough interviews with awesome and inspiring women.
What do you hope the audience gets from it? I hope the audience is entertained and informed but most importantly that they feel that it’s ok to make your own path in life.
Dream interview for Oh Boy? Laurie Anderson, Trina, Kathryn Bigelow!!!!
Follow host Jay Buim on Instagram or visit his website here. Oh! And here’s one more shameless plug — we launched a new Podcast called “Monocycle” last week. It will be coming out on Fridays and is hosted by me, Leandra. Do with that as you please.
Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis