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Go Fact Yourself - Live! Featuring Maz Jobrani and Cristela Alonzo

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Date: 
12/17/2017 - 17:00 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
angelcitybrewery.com

Come out for a live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a gameshow from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun.

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!

Co-host: Helen Hong!

Guests: Maz Jobrani and Cristela Alonzo!

Go Fact Yourself features hilarious guests, intelligent questions, and renowned experts. Join us for a live taping of this show at Angel City Brewery!

Tickets are FREE, but you need to RSVP here!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 507: Gooble Gooble with John-Luke Roberts

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Guests: 
John-Luke Roberts

International Waters writer and comedian John-Luke Roberts joins Jordan and Jesse for a deep dive on what everyone remembers about Married: With Children, the amount of interest British people have in American things versus the other way around, and John-Luke's upcoming first Thanksgiving.

CIPYD 119: The Finnish Spitz and the Annual Retelling of Kelsey the Dog Hero

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Hello and happy almost-Thanksgiving! We’re getting into the holiday spirit, and frankly, things are getting wild. Allegra met a puppy who she thinks she can use to her benefit, and Tugboat has pulled a new con on Renee. Plus, we have a Mutt Minute on the Finnish Spitz, and Allegra has a dog hero that she may or may not have talked about before, but if she did, it’s only because it’s our annual holiday retelling of it, so don’t tweet at her.
Grab a holiday hound and tune in!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Greta Gerwig & Pixar's Lee Unkrich

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Greta Gerwig
Guests: 
Lee Unkrich

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

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images.

Greta Gerwig on her new film: Lady Bird

You probably know Greta Gerwig as an actress - she starred in Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha and a bunch of other mumblcore indies. She's also been in Oscar contenders like Jackie and 20th Century Women. Now, she's written and directed a film of her own: Lady Bird. It’s a piece of work that is grounded in reality - the reality of growing up. And no exaggeration - it's one of our favorite movies from this year.

The protagonist is named Christine McPherson, but she'd rather you call her Lady Bird. She's played by Saoirse Ronan, she lives in Sacramento and the whole movie is set in 2002. It's almost like a period piece from the Bush years. You can bet anyone with a cell phone is rocking a flip phone. Greta talks with Jesse about growing up in Sacramento and the importance of writing the phrase "hella tight" in the script of a major motion picture.

Click here to listen to Greta Gerwig's interview on YouTube!

Photo: Jesse Thorn

Pixar’s Lee Unkrich on directing Coco.

For over 20 years, Lee Unkrich has been one of the leading creative voices at Pixar. He worked on Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug's Life, and a bunch more. He directed Toy Story 3, probably the darkest and most affecting of the movies in that series.

Now, he's directed Coco, the newest Disney Pixar movie. Set in Mexico, Coco is a story wrapped up in the Mexican day of the dead - Dia De Muertos. Lee Unkrich talk with Jesse about the making of Coco and lots more, especially his time working on 1993 USA classic police procedural Silk Stalkings back when Pixar was a side gig for him. What could be sexier than solving sex-related crimes on cable television in the 90's?

Click here to listen to Lee Unkrich's interview on YouTube!

The Outshot: E.B. White’s Death of a Pig

Finally, for this week's Outshot: E.B. White’s most eloquent words about a pig were not about Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web. Jesse talks about White's Death of a Pig, which was first published in The Atlantic in 1948.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on YouTube!

Go Fact Yourself - Live! Featuring Frank DeCaro and Pamela Ribon

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Date: 
12/03/2017 - 17:00 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
angelcitybrewery.com

Come out for a live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a gameshow from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun.

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!

Co-host: Helen Hong!

Guests: Frank DeCaro and Pamela Ribon!

Go Fact Yourself features hilarious guests, intelligent questions, and renowned experts. Join us for a live taping of this show at Angel City Brewery!

Tickets are FREE, but you need to RSVP here!

Bonus Beats for EP8: Ernest Hardy on Sade's "Love Deluxe"

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Our conversation with Ernest Hardy about Sade's "Love Deluxe" was fantastic but it did run just a bit long so we sliced off this bit, a tangent partially about Sade's popularity amongst house DJs/producers.

Listen here

Stop Podcasting Yourself 505 - James Hartnett

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Comedian James Hartnett joins us to talk '90s internet, the Menendez Brothers, and sleeping on a dang boat.

Download episode 505 here. (right-click)

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Ross and Carrie Traverse Flat Earth (Part 3): Flat Earth International Conference 2017

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Ross and Carrie tune in for the first Flat Earth conference in 500 years and get served a huge helping of mashed potatoes from speakers Darryle Marble and Jeran Campanella. Hear disclaimers that this is not a religious thing, alternated with religious proclamations. Also, learn to think for yourself on pressing issues such as: which root beer is best?

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Heat Rocks, EP 8: Ernest Hardy on Sade's "Love Deluxe" (1992)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Ernest Hardy

The album: Sade: Love Deluxe (Epic., 1992)

This week, we are joined by cultural critic Ernest Hardy. Oliver first got to know Ernest through his remarkable writing in the LA Weekly and other outlets, some of which has been compiled into his Blood Beats Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 collections. For this episode, he chose Sade's Love Deluxe, which came out 25 years ago this fall. Ernest's deep love and appreciation for Sade was readily apparent to both Morgan and Oliver and it produced what we think is one of the most insightful episodes we've taped thus yet. We really loved this episode, we hope you do too.

More on Sade and Love Deluxe:

More on Ernest Hardy:

Show Tracklisting:

  • Sade: No Ordinary Love
  • Massive Attack: Blue Lines
  • Smith and Mighty: Too Late
  • Sade: King of Sorrow
  • Sade: Pearls
  • Funk Brothers: Since I Lost You (Instrumental)
  • Sade: Cherish the Day
  • Sade: Feel No Pain
  • Sade: When Am I Going to Make a Living
  • Sade: Clean Heart
  • Sade: Pearls (Live, Hollywood Bowl)
    Sade: Bulletproof Soul
  • Sade: Somewhere In My Sadness
  • Sade: Kiss of Life

(Also, this episode was edited by co-host Oliver Wang!)
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The Greatest Generation Ep 184: Achilles’ Ear (DS9 S1E6)

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When Vash returns from the Gamma Quadrant with a sack full of toys, she brings back with her a person who knows when she’s asleep and when she’s awake. But when an auction for the quadrant’s hottest item starts causing bangers all over DS9, it’ll take more than a six finger discount to end the bidding. What kinds of holosuite programs does O’brien use to unwind after work? Have we seen ear diddling before? Is Vash more of a “cowboy” or “medium single” type? It’s an episode that was written for the wrong series!

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