Personal Best


Personal Best

A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints.

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Introducing: Tony Ho - Season 2

Award-winning sketch troupe Tony Ho takes listeners on a journey of dark comedy. Bite-sized narrative sketches explore the nature of human relationships and how careless we can be with each other. Featuring Miguel Rivas, Roger Bainbridge and Adam Niebergall. More episodes are available at:

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:02]


Joe is a hobo punk anarchist who wants to jettison part of his old self, so that he can step out onto the dance floor. Our final episode of season 2.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:47]

I Know What You Packed Last Summer

Two stories. Sienna cries when confronting authority figures. Also, four strangers wake-up chained in a spooky basement...

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:35]

Yours in Trial and Error and Error

Fan is a poet and writer of love letters. He basks in fantasy, but he's never been able to muster any passion for cooking.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:29]

Timidly Fierce

Nick is an actor who has auditioned for over 100 commercials with very little success. Is it possible he's just too cool?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:39]

Know More, Carry Less

Cihang is afraid of running out of things to say. She wishes for a database of interesting tidbits to pull from at parties.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:59]

48 Hours

Rob and Andrew hit the streets to find a random stranger's problem and solve it within 48 hours.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:37:57]

The Power of You

Colleen is a very big fan of her brother-in-law's abstract paintings. She offers to sell them on his behalf, withholding the fact she has no idea how to sell.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:41:05]

The Egg Bag

Chandler is a woman in her thirties without a credit card. The answer might be found in an unusual self-help book.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:16]

Season 2 Teaser

Eight weeks of new episodes start May 14th.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:08]

A Ride on the Desert Bus

In our final episode of the season, Julia (different Julia than before) is a messy eater. But instead of a problem with table manners, she's convinced it's something else. Something that goes all the way back to ancient Buddhist teachings.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:39]

Tragedy + Time

Two stories. Oriana can't lie and it's hurting those close to her. Also, Kevin wants to make his grandma laugh.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:36]

Jackie Chan's Sleeveless Turtleneck

Yaw loved action movies as kid. As an adult, Yaw wants to land a backflip.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:55]

Cow Watch 2018

Sheryl is a city person. But she feels like she hasn't had a chance to express her inner self - her true country self. Sheryl wants to deliver a baby cow.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:23]


Two stories. Michael is a musician who goes by the stage name Non-Swimmer. To no one's surprise, he can't swim. Also, Toula hates cancelling plans.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:18]

The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it's hampering her love life. But it's not just dating - she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative husk dancing on a touch screen forever?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:23]

Let's Go Schwimmin'

Two stories. It's tragic when you can't communicate to those closest to you. For Manu, it's his local cashier. Also, Jan is overwhelmed by menu options.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:27]

Nine Fiver

Brent is a punk musician, radio announcer and an all-around fun guy who is completely unable to celebrate himself. His only hope might be a man with a keytar.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:21]

One Time Snooze

Robin is a chronic snoozer. She's constantly late for work, sleeping in for upwards of two hours. She's also been keeping an elaborate secret since high school.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:47]


A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints. Coming February 14

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:47]