Having funlessness with Jen kirkman

a podcast - formerly known as “I Seem Fun; The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast”


 Comedian and author Jen Kirkman does a solo podcast – a mostly improvised, stream of consciousness monologue that weaves random small observations into sometimes bigger stories about her past, her present and just unfiltered thoughts about anything from her life to what’s happening in the world.  Just like life – the podcast is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and always random. Jen is interested in the small things that make life both unbearably annoying and wonderful.  Having Funlessness means that everyone’s fun is different.  Some people want to go to Coachella and yell “Woo” some people think it’s just as fun to stay home on a Friday night to do laundry.  Jen’s relationship to her listeners who often write in for advice is authentic and where Jen hones her skills as the self-help guru you didn’t know that you needed. 

“What actually makes it funny is Kirkman’s inherent knack for cultivating conflict even talking into a microphone in a room by herself. Kirkman is eternally embattled but she tempers her cynicism with sweetness and, more often than not, she’s right.” - The AV Club


Episode 290

RELEASE DATE 6/19/2019

Jen talks about how 80’s sitcom theme songs inspired a generation, does the sitcom Perfect Strangers hold up?, when celebs gossip about other celebs, can Robert Downey Jr. save the planet?, and parents are more addicted to their phones and teenagers want to go analog.

Episode 289

RELEASE DATE 6/12/2019

Jen talks about being on her couch for ten days watching WWII movies, wondering if she’s Jewish, emailing her parents, being obsessed with a weird movie about a woman who hires a male prostitute for a wedding, and when someone emails you offensive jokes.


Episode 288


Jen sits at home to talk to you about how Americans are all the same - we’re just in our heads worried about how we appear, a teacher who quoted Anne Frank in a hot yoga class, and how a cabbage isn’t the same as head of lettuce.


Episode 287

RELEASE DATE 5/29/2019

Jen sits at home to talk to you about how she’s happy that GOT fans are mad, how she loves mystery and doesn’t care if ghosts or God aren’t real, a celebrity resentment, more navy pilots are reporting UFO’s and Jen reads one-star angry reviews of the podcast.


Episode 286

RELEASE DATE 5/22/2019

Jen sits at home sick to record a podcast that she warns isn’t for the first time listener. Jen talks about her week in sexism with men on Twitter and on Amtrak trains and in Lyft’s.


Episode 285

Jen talks to you about that awkward moment when you meet someone again twenty years later and they are no longer a douche-magoo and so you don’t tell them, “We met, you were a douche magoo.” Jen talks about how people change for the better as they get older - and she talks to her friend, actor Michael McMillian about what they’ve learned recently about how to stay in a tough business, have faith, handle conflict differently, and why being in your twenties is hard af.

Episode 284


This is the first episode of the newly named podcast Having Funlessness with Jen Kirkman (formerly known as I Seem Fun; The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast) - this week Jen talks about the time she thought she was going to be a divorced writer perfectly recharging by writing at a beach house that turned out to be a dirty, spider filled guest house with no beach. Jen gives advice to a listener who wants to know how to recharge out of a life slump.


Episode 283


Jen talks about sex drugs and rock and roll with her mom in an exclusive interview, and also gives advice to a listener who is moving back in with her parents, a talks about a new book about an unmarried, childfree, lady spy who helped save France from the Nazi’s.