The MaxFun Blog

Maximum Fun is your home on the internet for things that are awesome. Our blog will guide you and our family of podcasts will entertain and inform you. About

Bubble Episode 3: The Dark District

| 0 comments
Show: 
Bubble

Morgan and Annie move on up.

CAST:

Starring:

Alison Becker - Morgan
Eliza Skinner - Annie
Mike Mitchell - Mitch
Cristela Alonzo - Bonnie
Keith Powell - Van
Tavi Gevinson - Narrator

Featuring:

John Hodgman, Janie Haddad, Paul F Tompkins, Mark Gagliardi, Danielle Radford, Tom Scharpling, Martin Starr

OFF-MIC:

Created by Jordan Morris. Executive Produced by Jordan Morris, Nick Adams, and Jesse Thorn.

Written by Janine Brito

Produced by Julia Smith. Directed by Eric Martin. Editing and sound design by Ben Walker. Script Supervision by Shana Daloria. Engineered by Julian Burrell.

Original Music by Annie Hart.

#174 - Best 80s Cartoon LIVE from Philadelphia

| 0 comments
Photo by Tim VanVranken

Recorded live at the Philly Improv Theater as part of the 2018 Philadelphia Podcast Festival, Mark and Hal revisit their youth as they determine the best cartoon from the 1980s!

Still Buffering: How to Pride (Now with 50% Teens!)

| 0 comments
Show: 
Still Buffering

Happy Pride Month! To celebrate this wonderful time of the year, the sisters were joined by one of Rileigh's long time friends, Elizabeth, a teen member of the LGBTQ+ community. This week, Elizabeth joins Rileigh in being the teen voice of our show, and along with our middlest sister, the two explore what being "definitely not straight" as a teen of yesterday and today has been like for them.

Subscribe on iTunes or RSS!

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 537: Saving My Meat for Marriage with Cristela Alonzo

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Cristela Alonzo

Comedian, voice actress, and one of the stars of BUBBLE Cristela Alonzo joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Cristela's Disneyland rider when she does voice over for Disney, the streaming commercials that viscerally upset Jordan and Jesse, and the role that the United States Post Office played in Jesse cementing his manhood. Plus, Jordan debuts a new nickname he got from a chill dude friend of a friend named Rich.

Listen to BUBBLE now! The second episode is out now!

Subscribe on iTunes!

Or use this feed for your other podcatcher needs:
https://maximumfun.org/feeds/bubble.xml

CIPYD 149: Jordan Morris and Unapologetic Dog Complainers

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Jordan Morris

Hello sweet listeners! Welcome!

We've got a fully loaded episode for ya this week! We've got a Dogs We Met this Week that doubles as a Tugsaster! Whoa! We have a charming My Mutt Minute from Emma & Luke about their dog Ellie. Plus, Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go!) joined us on a fun field trip to the Vanderpump Dog Foundation and joins us to tell you all about it and his brand new podcast, Bubble!

Don't wait! Grab a Greyhound and zoom in here!

Got a My Mutt Minute of your own? Call 323 250 3315 or send us an email at canipetyourdogpodcast@gmail.com

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 143: Homer the Smithers w/ Hari Kondabolu

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Hari Kondabolu

This week, we'll welcome comedian, actor and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu! Last year, you might have seen his documentary called "The Problem with Apu," which aired and can be streamed on TruTV. Join us as he discusses one of his favorite episodes - "Homer the Smithers." Plus, we'll dive deep into his complicated relationship with the Simpsons over the years. Check out Hari in his new comedy stand-up special on Netflix called "Warn Your Relatives."

Stop Podcasting Yourself 536 - Christine Bortolin

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Christine Bortolin

Christine Bortolin returns to talk high school parties, kids with colds, and New York City.

Download episode 536 here. (right-click)

Come see us in OTTAWA June 28th: Tickets
Come see us in TORONTO June 30th: Tickets
Come see us in EDMONTON October 5th: Tickets

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

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Boots Riley

| 0 comments
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Boots Riley

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: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Boots Riley on the Transition from Music to Film and the Role of Art in Revolution

Boots Riley is the frontman and founder of the legendary hip-hop collective The Coup. The group produced simple music - the beats never had a lot of frills. When he rapped, Boots spoke plainly about stories from his real life. But it was in a really compelling, passionate way. He talked about social justice, poverty, racism and the stuff people do just to get by. A lot of hip-hop is about prosperity - overcoming a system that's been rigged against you for centuries. The Coup, however, wanted to throw the system out entirely.

Boots was born Raymond Lawrence Riley. He grew up in Oakland, California. His parents were political, working actively in the NAACP and the Progressive Labor Party and Boots wanted to carry on that tradition in art.

He went to film school at first, but eventually found his calling in hip-hop. Along with his friend E-Roc, he founded the hip-hop band The Coup in 1991.

About six years ago, Boots started working on a movie - something he'd never really done before. He started telling his friends about it, asking acquaintances in the industry for advice - sometimes he'd just corner a producer for 15 minutes. Thanks to a combination of audacity, determination, and luck, the finished product is hitting theaters next month.

The movie is called "Sorry to Bother You." It's set in Oakland, in kind of an alternate reality. Lakeith Stanfield stars in it. He plays Cassius Green, a black man who gets a gig doing telemarketing. It's in that job he finds the key to success: do a dead-on impression of a white dude and magically, people listen when you call. From there, it gets weirder. There's elements of science fiction, horror, and more and it's out in theaters July 6.

Boots tells Jesse about the recent passing of former Coup member and DJ Pam the Funkstress, The Coup's origin story, and why he doesn't think art alone can start a revolution.

Click here to listen to Boots Riley's interview on YouTube.


Photo Courtesy of Legacy/Columbia/ Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Outshot: M'Boom

Jazz drummer Max Roach founded the percussion ensemble "M'Boom" in 1970. He wanted to explore the possibilities of percussion, but it was also a socio-political statement.

Roach saw the drum set as the quintessential American instrument, borrowing hand drums from Africa and the native people of North America, snares and bass drums from Europe, and cymbals from the middle east.

M'Boom embraced an international spirit - and particularly the African diaspora spirit. As an African American, Roach was aware of the way his people had been disconnected from their historical-cultural context by slavery. M'Boom was an act of reconnection.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on M'Boom on YouTube.

MBMBaM 412: Robocup

| 0 comments

Your body was destroyed in the attack -- but hey, don't sweat it! We've made it better with our inscrutable technologies. Faster. Stronger. Able to hold like, way, way more liquid. You're gonna LOVE it!

Suggested talking points: Jurassic World Watch, The Jenga Situation, How Does Food Do It, Mystery Jamba Juice, Da' Wine, Nasty Disney World

Joey Skaggs

| 0 comments
Show: 
Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

New houses, same babies. Emily and Lisa are moving up in the world. Getting older has it's perks, like multiple rooms for pooping. On Chunch Chat, we learn that Martha has geese. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Joey Skaggs, an American prankster and creator of "culture jamming." 

Syndicate content