About Our Podcast

Bravo, you've found it! A place of deadpan humor, sometimes witty and often bizarre. 
Muffy Drake tells absurd stories with a literary bent and a nod to art & culture. A Catcher-in-the-Wry sort of Vibe.

 If you like Audio Fiction with FRICTION, MD is where it's at. Tongue-in-cheek humor told weekly. By the way, and we're taking a quick tangent here, the French call tongue-in-cheek "pinch without laughing". Because - get this - Muffy Drake is based out of Paris and broadcasts from some famous tower over there. 

Recently, our work was awarded a Platinum Medal, as well as Gold from the "Sundance" of Audio Fiction: The National Audio Theatre Festivals.
One of the other "Platinum" honored podcasts has over 200 million downloads. So, this basically means MD doesn't suck!

Xavier Combe & Jim Hall make up the entire team. It's a Franco-American alliance formed in the 1970s when the two of them were doubles partners in tennis. Today, listening to MD is by design, a lot like playing tennis without the net.  

The French have a saying: "Humor is the last bulwark before despair" (strange, yes, but it sounds better in French). We at MD believe humor is indeed the best medicine, and we prescribe you take a listen once a week.  If you enjoy what you hear, feel free to share with, well, one or two million of your closest friends...

Au revoir, Amigos!  

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Muffy Drake is based out of Paris

                                BROADCAST LIVE FROM SOME FAMOUS TOWER

Recent Episodes

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The Great Society
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The Great Society

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Cleaning Lady Blues
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Cleaning Lady Blues

Sometimes you must assume a Different Identity to make it through the day. Rules are rules and strict adherence to them is what separates the--Cleaning Ladies from the Far Right Senators in the French Senate. If you ask me, I think it's time to clean house... Written & Narrated by Xavier Combe E...

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Homage is a tribute piece to one of the most provocative raconteurs of the 20th century, if we can be Frank with you... Written & Narrated by Xavier Combe Sound Design by Jim Hall

Paris Bureau Staff: Muffy Drake

The Franco-American Team of Storytellers



Xavier Combe

 Executive Producer/Sound Design/Editor/...many Voices

Jim Hall


What the people say about us

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Brilliant imagination !

Loved every episode ! Congrats to both of you for the fabulous work.

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Wow 👍

Clever AND funny 🤓👏

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457867 stars!!!

Wildly imaginative. Portals into strange worlds.


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