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TS233:Reality TV,Prom,Target,Guest Joel Stein

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Throwing Shade

Remember when reality TV was so budge? RIP ANTM. Well this week Erin and Bryan when fist to cuffs over this ssue: in Shasta County two ladies were voted prom king and queen and not so shockingly some people were pissed. And the GOP fever dream continued in Alabama where they're now trying to restrict transgender people from using the "wrong" fitting room in Target. Also guest and journalist Joel Stein is here with some stories about Martha Stewart!

Sawbones: Tinnitus

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Sawbones

We continue our exploration of the ear with an examination of one of history's most annoying (and hardest to treat) ailment: Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Judge John Hodgman Episode 260: All Laws are Off

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Judge John Hodgman rules on overfilling ice cube trays, the best spelling of Elliot for a baby, dog park etiquette, podcast recommendations and more.

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If you're curious to know about Magic the Gathering methods suggested by listeners, you can find them below!

Hannah suggested that the friends play:
"Constructed, in which players make their decks ahead of time with whatever cards they can get their hands on. This format is the problem the plaintiff is complaining about.
Or drafting, where they each open a pack of cards and take turns picking cards from those packs until each has built a suitable deck for play. At which point, the two play with these new decks that did not exist prior to the game at hand."

Mark suggested another mode of play:
"I've used this one in friendly, non-tournament play and it helps even the playing field. Everyone brings their favorite decks, and each player randomly selects one of the decks that was brought." Essentially, each player has an equal chance of using an "overpowered" deck during a given match.

and Gabe thought of these:
Reject rare draft
(in which each player donates 45 cards and then drafts cards. The rares are "donated", as everyone takes home the deck they draft and no attempt is made to return the rares to the original owners.)

Peasant
(In Peasant a deck may contain up to 5 uncommon cards and the rest must be common. Peasant Magic was created by Rob Baranowski who felt that players with limited access to cards should still have an opportunity for competitive play.)

Back draft
(where each player tries to build the worst deck possible, because each player gives another player that deck to play in the tournament.)

Pop Rocket Episode 70: Game of Thrones with Karen Tongson

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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell

Guy, Wynter, and Margaret are joined by academic and Pop Rocket’s official Fifth Beatle, Karen Tongson to discuss all things Game of Thrones. Be warned, GoT spoilers ahead! The gang also talk about the Met Gala, Radiohead’s weird disappearance from social media, and why UnREAL could be the next big thing.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Wynter Mitchell - Floetry – Mr. Messed Up
Karen Tongson - Julie Andrews – The Lusty Month of May
Margaret Wappler - Radiohead – Burn the Witch
Guy Branum - Beyonce - Daddy Lessons

International Waters: Episode 73 Not Nutkins!

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Andy & Gemma in London
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Gemma Whelan
Guests: 
Andy Zaltzman

Chris Fairbanks, Jackie Kashian, Gemma Whelan and Andy Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing about Shakespeare, scandals and corporations cack-handedly trying to memorialise Prince.

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his TV show Almost Genius and his podcast Do You Need A Ride. Chris also recommends the Ted Cruz Bad Lip Reading video.

Jackie Kashian wants to plug her podcasts The Dork Forrest and The Jackie and Laurie Show and recommends Maria Bamford's new Netflix show Lady Dynamite.

Gemma Whelan wants to plug her work in Game of Thrones, Upstart Crow and Horrible Histories. Gemma recommends Sara Pascoe's new book, Animal.

Andy Zaltzman wants to plug his up-coming Edinburgh Fringe show Plan Z. You can follow Andy on Twitter @ZaltzCricket for cricket-based tweets and @HelloBuglers for other stuff.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend new MaxFun podcast The Beef and Dairy Network.

Thanks to Failbetter Games for sponsoring this week's episode. You can check out their new game Fallen Londonhere.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Getting Curious: Episode 12 What is it Like Living in China?

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Scarlett Wang

Jonathan sits down with Scarlett Wang in NYC to talk about moving to America, why certain websites are blocked in China, and how their elections are similar to how America’s Next Top Model works.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Scarlett Wang.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

EP. 173 "Praise" ft. Lindsay Adams

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Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Lindsay Adams

Lindsay Adams (@LindsaysFace) joins the ladies to discuss Subway, emojis, Kim Kardashian, slut shaming, wearing bras, AMPM, Convenience Cunts and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Bleeding!

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Hello Buddies! Unless you live in a protective bubble or have been supremely lucky, at some point the blood that was supposed to be inside your body has made its way outside your body! Normally, you'd just slap a bandage on there! But what if it's a real "gusher"? Lose enough blood and you're going to pass out or even die! We'll go over some exsanguination facts and what to do in an emergency! We'll even talk about the terrifying option of cauterization! WHAT FUN! As a warning, if the discussion of blood/bleeding upsets you then this is not the episode for you!

We Got This #62 - Captain America or Iron Man?

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In celebration of the release of Captain America: Civil War, Mark and Hal sift through the Marvel Cinematic Universe to decide once and for all which side you should choose! Should you stand beside Tony Stark, Black Panther, and Spider-Man, or should you throw in with Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Falcon? Grab your vibranium shield and your arc reactor, and get ready!

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 7): The Way to Happiness

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We've finally got what you've been looking for: the meaning of life. Yes, you've been thinking to yourself, "How can I be ultimately happy?" Well, the answer is in a 70-page booklet called "The Way to Happiness," that is IN NO WAY affiliated with the Church of Scientology, other than being written by its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. And the organization which distributes said booklet is IN NO WAY Scientologist, other than being run by members of the Church. Hear about Ross and Carrie's visit to the headquarters of The Way to Happiness, and learn why racism isn't a problem, and oxygenated water cures cancer. We hope you're never sad again!

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