Good One podcast with Jerry Seinfeld

The origins of Good One, Vulture’s new podcast about jokes and those who tell them, date back two years ago, specifically, to the second Vulture Festival. I was tasked with interviewing Jerry Seinfeld, a real (albeit intimidating) dream come true. It went well, with us talking about Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Bee Movie memes, and jokes. There were a lot of questions about jokes. So much so, that afterward, Seinfeld told me, “You’re really interested in jokes,” you know, for someone who isn’t a comedian. Thinking back, this comment and interview inspired me to start a podcast about jokes and how they are constructed. Ahead of Good One coming to Vulture Festival this weekend, with Bill Burr as a guest, we decided to run that Seinfeld interview as a special bonus episode.