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Rose Buddies: The Bachelorette Season One - Part One

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Rose Buddies

Happy week two of the MaxFunDrive! We hope you'll think about supporting our show if you've got the means! Either way, we're gonna recap the first season of The Bachelorette for you so, so right.

TS280: United Airlines, Voices, Guest Adam Buxton

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Throwing Shade

This week Bryan has a critical Chico’s update, while Erin finally ventures to Catch restaurant, the most interesting place on Yelp. Also, United Airlines barred 2 teenage girls from their flight for wearing leggings, and a recent study in voice and speech patterns shows that men and women who were perceived to have “gay voice” were inadequate for higher position roles in companies. Plus, guest Adam Buxton is here to discuss his cult UK show “The Adam and Joe Show”, his incredible biking abilities, and his amazing podcast “The Adam Buxton Podcast”.

Find Adam Buxton on Twitter @AdamBuxton

Max Fun Drive 2017 is still in full force! Donate today! http://maximumfun.org/donate

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen

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Still Buffering

In honor of week 2 of MaxFunDrive and of us reaching our goal of 10,000 new and upgrading members AND because we also hit 15k so all the sisters are getting tattoos, the trio decided to answer all of your teen questions! From dabs to princess battles we answered them all, so come join us and finally learn why Snapchat streaks are such a big deal.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

CIPYD 87: Eliza Skinner and Labrador Retrievers!

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Eliza Skinner

HAPPY WEEK TWO OF MAX FUN DRIVE!

CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW WELL IT’S GOING? We really can’t thank you enough!

This week we’ve got another jackpot guest, the very funny Eliza Skinner joins us to talk about dogs and her dog-like cat, Casper! We also have a very important Mutt Minute on the classic Labrador Retriever! Allegra sets Renee up for a dog date in Dogs We Met This week. Plus, we’ve got a Double Dose of Dog News!

Tune in! Keep donating! WE APPRECIATE YOU!

Can I Pet Your dog is supported almost entirely through listener donations. Please donate at www.maximumfun.com/donate! Grab a cool pin while you can!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: My Brother My Brother and Me and Gina Prince-Bythewood

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Justin McElroy
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Travis McElroy
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Griffin McElroy
Guests: 
Gina Prince-Bythewood

This week Linda Holmes of NPR's podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour fills in for Jesse this week.

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.


Photo:Screenshot Via MBMBaM Youtube Channel

My Brother My Brother and Me on their SeeSo show of the same name

This week guest host Linda Holmes talks with Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, the hilarious three brothers behind the comedy advice podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. Recently, the brothers became the creators and stars of their very own TV series by the same name on the Seeso streaming network.

The McElroys tell Linda why it was important to them to film their new show in Huntington, West Virginia, where they grew up. They dish on the common misconceptions of their hometown, and what it was like to rope fellow Huntingtonians, including the mayor, into their antics.

The McElroys’ irreverent yet humane sense of humor has won them a following of very passionate fans, especially online. There’s even a McElroy wiki that catalogues the many callbacks and gags that have appeared in their comedy over the years, not to mention the brothers’ other shows with spouses, family members, and friends.

The McElroys tell Linda about how growing up in the same household shaped their comic sensibilities -- and how even after all these years, they’re still trying to make each other laugh.

All episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me are now available to stream on Seeso. A free episode is available here.


Photo: Larry Busaca/Getty Images

Gina Prince-Bythewood on her new Fox miniseries Shots Fired

Gina Prince-Bythewood is a producer and writer who is probably best known for her 2000 movie Love and Basketball. Raised in Pacific Grove, California Gina moved down to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, graduating from the film school with honors. Gina has directed many movies since her 2000 breakthrough, films such as The Secret Life of Bee's and Beyond The Lights.

Her new project called Shots Fired, created with her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood, was a film idea turned mini series dealing with issues of race inequality and police corruption and violence against the black community. The murders of unarmed black men and women at the hands of white police officers and in particular the acquittal of George Zimmerman from the murder of Trayvon Martin were the catalyst for this project.

Gina tells Linda how rejection has influenced her work ethic, why she thinks it's important to represent diverse experiences and casts, and why she think Love and Basketball is cherished by so many people.

You can watch Shots Fired on Fox every Wednesday at 8/7c.

The Outshot: Pete Seeger

Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Linda tells us about a musician who can turn literally anybody into a great singer, doesn't matter who you are.

MaxFunDrive 2017: WEEK TWO IS ON!

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As the second week of the 2017 MaxFunDrive dawns (on the West Coast of the US, at least), we're sitting at 14,710 new and upgrading members, which is wild - thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has already contributed! Here's a few quick things to keep in mind as you're gearing up for your week:

ANNOUNCING WEEK TWO: DAY ONE BONUS CHALLENGE!
Or W2:D1BC for short (This is the year of acronyms. What can we say?). A generous MaxFunster who has been a listener from the very beginning (since Jesse and Jordan started putting The Sound Of Young America out on a podcast feed!) has issued a special challenge, for today only. He's pledged $2.50 for each new and upgrading member who acts today, up to 800 members! The count starts at 12:30 PM PT and ends at 11:59 PM PT. It's an extra special day to become a MaxFun member - if you've been on the fence, come on down and join! And thank you, generous mystery MaxFunster!

MAXFUN MEETUP DAY IS TOMORROW!
Make a new friend (or several) at your local MaxFun meetup! These listener-hosted gatherings are happening all around the world tomorrow, March 28th at 7:00 PM local time. To find your local meetup, just check out this page. If your area isn't represented, there's still time to make it on to the list! Just pick a place, email elisabeth@maximumfun.org, and she'll help you out.

BEN MEETS VANESSA!
The chicanery continues as The Greatest Generation's Benjamin Ahr Harrison showed up at listener Vanessa's home with a big ol' bouquet of flowers and a heart full of GRATITUDE. We wish we could do the same for every single one of you, but until transporters and replicators are real, we have to settle with the members in these videos as an audience surrogate.

TUNE IN FOR A GENUINE MAXFUN EXTRAVAGANZA
This Friday, at 7:00 PM PDT, we'll be ending the 2017 MaxFunDrive in a grand and festive fashion: with a livestream of some of our favorite LA-based MaxFun shows! Set yourself a calendar reminder, and check MaximumFun.org for details once Friday rolls around, because you won't want to miss this!

THE TREK TO 20K!
Y:L@TA2:L@TGCW/OY is still up in the air! Help us get to 20,000 and upgrading members, and we'll pull off the greatest podcast experiment of all time: a live podcast taping at The Grand Canyon. I've been there, and it delivers. Can you imagine how amazing it would be with PODCASTING? Help us reach our stretch goal, and elevate podcasting to the art form we always knew it could be by

Stop Podcasting Yourself 471 - Alicia Tobin

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Alicia Tobin

Comedian Alicia Tobin returns to talk dogs and fiddlers, dog eyes, and drunks in costumes.

It's week 2 of #MaxFunDrive 2017. Stop Podcasting Yourself is supported
almost entirely through listener donations. Please donate here.

Download episode 471 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org"
Phone us at (844)779-7631 (or UGH-SPY-POD1)
Mailing address: Suite 144 - 6362 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC V5W 0A1

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MBMBaM 348: Stardust and Dino Piss

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Happy second week of the MaxFunDrive! Everyone has been absolutely killing it! Let's finish strong with an episode that, no shit, starts with an in-depth, 15-minute-long discussion about Craig T. Nelson's body of work.

Suggested talking points: Craig Twitter Nelson, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Owning Tables, Beltblaster, Willem Dafoe in the Upside-Down, Cell-Free Dads, Vampire Times, ;), All Drinks are Water

Ross and Carrie and the 2017 Stretch Goals

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Since "Oh No, Ross and Carrie" has the most amazing fans in the whole frickin' world, we blew right past our initial goal of 2,000 new and upgrading members. So, with four days left in MaxFunDrive, we are announcing four outstanding stretch goals. Enjoy this little 7-minute episodelette, in which we announce rewards if we reach 3000, 3500, 4000, or even 5000 new and upgrading ONRAC members. Plus, a bizarre promise from Carrie if a million people sign up.

Click on the "donate" tab, above, to find out what AMAZING gifts you can get if you sign up by the end of the month, including a gorgeous "Oh No, Ross and Carrie" enamel pin!

The Greatest Generation Ep 122: You Don't Name The Cow (S5E23)

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When an away team finds the sad, sole survivor of a crashed Borgs ship, the Enterprise crew re-thinks whether or not they want to put an offer down on a property. But after Dr. Crusher nurses him back to health, Geordi develops feelings for him, which is problematic for a variety of reasons. What is Guinan's security clearance? How honest should Geordi's Tinder profile be? What is the "King Fly"? It's the episode that has an asterisks next to it in the record book!

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