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Tights and Fights Ep. 59: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: Jack of all trades, master of most

Danielle, Des and Hal
Danielle Radford
Des Delgadillo
Hal Lublin

This week, the team bids a fond farewell to the late great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He’ll always be remembered for his hilarious commentary, being a great bad guy… and that one time he wore a weasel suit.

Plus Bayley and Charlotte made their big returns to TV this week, both for very different reasons; But which one is best set up for success in the next few weeks?

And did Roman Reigns finally get a verbal win over John Cena before their big match at No Mercy? We’ll take a look and determine the final results

Main Event

WWE had a great chance to make a new star when they gave Jinder Mahal the WWE title earlier in the Summer. But from the beginning, his time at the top has been tinged with racism. It was bad enough when it was just Randy Orton saying this sort of stuff, but now Jinder is using outright offensive language against Shinsuke Nakamura. How bad is this beyond heel heat? We’ll explain.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Des Delgadillo.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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One Bad Mother Episode 222: Flexibility Hurts plus LGBTQ Literary Archivist Lee Wind!

One Bad Mother
Biz Ellis
Theresa Thorn
Lee Wind

Biz and Theresa wonder which is harder, having to be the more flexible person in the family with our work and personal needs, or adjusting our attitudes to be happy about it? How do we find the energy to adjust how we feel about it if we are always spending that energy being so freaking flexible!!? Which came first, the bitter chicken or the miserable egg? Maybe just talking it to death will help. Plus the walls are talking to Biz, Theresa made it and we talk to blogger and author Lee Wind about LGBTQ literature for young adults and children.

Check out Lee Wind's blog I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the hell do I read? for comprehensive lists of LGBTQ literature and follow him on Twitter @leewind.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

We Got This LIVE – Best Classic Muppet Movie with Stephanie D'Abruzzo & Doc Hammer

10/09/2017 - 15:00 - 16:00
New York
Venue Name: 
Museum of the Moving Image

The original trilogy of Muppet films has stood the test of time; but which one of them is the best? With the help of their guests, Muppeteer and Tony-nominated actor Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Doc Hammer (co-creator of Adult Swim's The Venture Bros.), Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin will take a deep dive into The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppets Take Manhattan to pick the cream of the crop in a live recording of their popular podcast on the Maximum Fun Network, followed immediately by a screening of the winning film

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We Got This LIVE – The Best Muppet Show Episode with John Hodgman & Craig Shemin

10/09/2017 - 12:30 - 14:30
New York
Venue Name: 
Museum of the Moving Image

One of the most beloved TV series of all time, the Peabody- and Emmy-award winning Muppet Show still impacts audiences around the world. With the help of guests John Hodgman (The Daily Show, The Areas of My Expertise, Judge John Hodgman, Vacationland) and Craig Shemin (writer and President of The Jim Henson Legacy), Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin will review the list of finalists chosen by the fans and determine once and for all which episode reigns supreme in a live recording of their popular podcast on the Maximum Fun Network, followed immediately by a screening of the winning episode.

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The Adventure Zone: Live in San Diego!


The Tres Horny Boys are dropped into a deadly virtual training program modeled after a classic D&D adventure. With the help of the Chat, can they make it through Lucas' trap-filled dungeon before their lives run out?

Ep 16 - A Large Latte and a Translated Book Please plus Translator Didi Chanoch!

Reading Glasses
Didi Chanoch

This episode, Brea and Mallory discuss translated fiction, interview publisher and translator Didi Chanoch, and Brea thinks you should eat some pancakes. Use the hashtag #TranslatedBookLove on Instagram and Twitter to participate in online discussion!

Links -

Language of Laughter Facebook

Didi Chanoch
Nova Press
Hugo Noms 2018 Wiki
Women in Translation

Shana Dubois

PEN Translated Book Prize

Best Translated Book Award

Gray Wolf Press

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Still Buffering: How to Let Go

Still Buffering

Just like Elsa, there are a lot of things we let go of, like friends, grudges, and even relationships. But does that get harder as we grow older or is it hardest as a teenager? This week, the sisters are answering that question for you and also discovering that Sydnee has never seen one of THE most important movies of all time?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Professor Natasha Dow Schüll On How Casinos & Slot Machines Are Designed to Facilitate Gambling Addiction


When it comes to gambling, there's a perception people get addicted because there's always that glimmer of hope they can hit the big jackpot. But according to our podcast guest, Natasha Dow Schüll, many gamblers, and more specifically many slot machine gamblers, get addicted because they're in the "zone" - the feeling players describe when they're completely absorbed in a game. They don't really care about winning; rather they want to escape the world and become subsumed in their game.
Natasha, who appeared on Adam Ruins Vacations, says casinos also facilitate this addiction by designing the most optimal gambling experience which keeps gamblers playing...and playing...and playing. This ranges from the perambulant layout of the casinos themselves to the ergonomic design of the slot machine chairs, to the games' false wins that create an illusion of winning. Casinos are now even taking advantage of big data systems which track users' gambling preferences to incentivize players to stay in their chairs as long as possible. Like most other serious addictions, gambling addiction has dangerous ramifications; it can lead to divorce, bankruptcy, jail time and even suicide, so it's important that these casinos are monitored in some fashion.
Natasha is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is also the author of Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at
Produced by Shara Morris for

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