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Xavier Combe

 A freelance conference interpreter and translator based out of Paris, Combe teaches at the University of Paris X and has worked in French public radio for 35 years. He has published 2 non-fiction books in French (one of them has won a prize) and quite a few op-eds in the French press. Sociolinguistics, not funny at all. If you want a laugh don't go there. Xavier, writes and narrates most of the stories you hear on Je Ne Sais Quoi and in a pinch, is the sommelier for the company picnics, often times pairing a 1958 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux with a block of Velveeta cheese at the insistence of the American, Jim Hall... 

Jim Hall

A 2-time Peabody Award winner for his work in TV as part of an investigative team. Hall, a 23-time Emmy winner, currently is a documentary filmmaker. He was Co-Producer/Editor on International award winning films that told the life stories of two Hoosier legends known to the world as literary and jazz giants:
Kurt Vonnegut and Wes Montgomery.   
As the Executive Producer of Je Ne Sais Quoi, Hall basically plays the cowbell behind Xavier. His duties include: Sound design/editing/character voices.

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Superficial Intelligence
June 05, 2024
11:3521.48 MB

Superficial Intelligence

In this Special Edition of the Muffy Drake Podcast we explore all this new fangled te...

The World is Not Perfect
March 14, 2024
14:1526.48 MB

The World is Not Perfect

In the time it takes to listen to this short story, you could boil dozens of eggs...b...

February 23, 2024
25:0946.78 MB


This episode "FUN FACTS" is dedicated to all of you out there who find themselves stu...

The Geiger Encounter
February 13, 2024
19:3336.44 MB

The Geiger Encounter

In this full episode of Muffy Drake, we explore encounters of the Glowing Kind. The G...

January 12, 2024
15:4629.46 MB


In this episode, we take note of the last line of defense against the aliens who are ...


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Priceless Pooch (A short film by Jim Hall)

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Cappuccino J
August 24, 202300:00:31

Cappuccino J

I saw the face of Jesus once in a cup of coffee. I wasn't startled. I'd heard of all those stories about people taking pictures of what appeared to be his image on burnt toast, or the famous "Frost Free Jesus" in the icebox. But, my Jesus appeared in the foam of a 2-shot espresso cappuccino. Now, th...