Get to Know Our Podcast Host, Jay Buim

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.

What emo lyric lived the longest in your AIM profile? “I’ve got it now, a thorn in my side the size of a Cadillac.” It’s from the song “97” by Alkaline Trio.

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.

Favorite interview for Oh Boy? Sloane Crosley or Nicolette Mason or Rebecca Harrington or Amelia but definitely not Leandra.

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


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  • Sarah

    Jay Buim is a hottie, get at me

    • Leandra Medine

      he’s married! to his mic.

  • hi jay

  • l:ly

    totally have a crush. dang.

  • smillipede


  • Laurie Anderson. Yes.

  • love arina

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  • Maggie

    I imagined him with blonde hair and tortoise shell glasses

    • Lorraine Jones

      Yahoo CEO, Marissa Meyer has gone so far as to Support the practice “Work at home” that I have been doing since last year. In this year till now I have earned 68k dollars with my pc, despite the fact that I am a college student. Even a newbies can make 34 an hour easily and the average goes up with time. Why not try this . df

    • I imagined more of a nerd vibe myself

  • Dre

    I love this podcast so much! A few similar kinds have come out recently but Oh boy! Is by far my favorite 😀
    I listen to the new one every Wednesday when I go on my morning walk, and find myself either smiling or laughing alone like a weirdo. 😛
    Each new episode also makes me think of what I would answer to his questions. ^^ maybe one day I will be good enough at what I do to end up in Jay’s kitchen.

  • Jay, how does if feel to have been “imagined” by, like, tons of chicks? and OMG I can’t believe you picked favorites.

  • Laura

    I’m sorry but as much as the woman interviewed sound awesome and passionate, James your voice is so boring. I can’t help but fall asleep (really) when you host a podcast ! Please be a little more energetic, stop wit the “uh”, “like”, wake up ! Interviewing people is a real job and you have to be more entertaining otherwise I’ll keep skipping your parts 🙁

    • Laura

      Jay not James, sorry.

  • Bethany

    This is the only podcast I’ve been able to consistently listen to. I love Jay’s interviewing style! The questions asked are questions I wouldn’t have thought of but want to know the answers to.. Great job Jay! Thanks for making my commute so much more enjoyable!