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Pop Rocket Ep. 190 Our Pumpkin-Spiced Fall Preview

Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Karen Tongson
Wynter Mitchell

It’s time, once again, to start deleting programs from our DVRs to make room for new ones. It's almost fall, y'all, which means award shows and the arrival of new network comedies, dramas, dramedies, and what have you. Sooooo Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Wynter Mitchell let us in on all the films and TV shows they're most excited about this upcoming season.

Rocketeers, this here preview is the closest most of us will get to an actual harvest. The guys pick over the latest crop of entertainment offerings, including the Murphy Brown reboot, the end of Big Bang Theory, American Horror Story's upcoming convergence of its former Murder House and Coven seasons, the Italian supernatural horror film Suspiria, buzz around Lady Gaga's performance in A Star is Born, and Chloë Sevigny's disappointment over the toning down of the "smash the patriarchy" vibe in her new biopic Lizzie, about Lizzie Borden, notorious for killing her parents with an axe in 1892.

All Abouts

Karen is all about the actor Geoffrey Owens, who played Elvin on The Cosby Show, talking to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America about work, labor shaming, and the false idea that some jobs carry more dignity than others.

Wynter is all about Succession, which is HBO's new drama loosely based on Rupert Murdoch and his family.

Guy is all about Support the Girls starring Regina Hall.

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh.

That's My Jam:

Wynter - Ariana Grande - R.E.M.

Karen - Genesis- That's All.

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

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Produced by Laura Swisher for Edited by Shana Daloria.

MKEP144: Respect For Anita (Anita Hill, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, Whitney Houston)

Minority Korner

Reeling from the outrage about Kaepernick's feature in Nike's new campaign, the duo discusses... is Nike doing good or is it more complicated than that?! Also they are dissecting Whitney Houston's documentary, the tragedy that she went through and why we gotta give her more respect. The main korner for the show is Anita Hill, the precursor to the #metoo movement, James breaks down everything we might not know or have forgotten about her story and everything she went through during the confirmation of Clarence Thomas. Also- who's a better actor Whitney Houston or Halle Berry?


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Ep 19: Go Fact Yourself with Alison Becker and Glynn Washington

Theresa Iker, Alison Becker, J. Keith Van Straaten, Glynn Washington, Helen Hong and Jason E. Hill
Alison Becker and Glynn Washington
Theresa Iker
Jason E. Hill
J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong

Glynn Washington is the host and creator of the public radio show Snap Judgment. Fun fact: He actually got his radio show started by winning a radio contest. Snap Judgment is all about “storytelling with a beat,” and, with a little help from Helen Hong, Glynn will explain why.

Alison Becker is an actress who’s perhaps best known for playing Shauna Malwae-Tweep on Parks and Recreation (people still recognize her for it to this day). She’s also the star of the Max Fun Podcast Bubble.

In this episode, we’ll learn about Glynn’s attitude towards producing quality stories, why puppets are a perfect way to combat social justice issues and Alison’s amazing moment where she made out with Jon Bon Jovi, one of her musical heroes.

What’s the difference?
What’s the difference between a “lake” and a “pond”?

What’s the difference between an “arrowsmith” and a “fletcher?”

Areas of Expertise
Glynn Washington: The original Star Trek, the New King James Bible, Michael Jackson.

Alison Becker: Divorce ranches, Seinfeld episodes, Bon Jovi.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Glynn Washington
Alison Becker

With guest experts:
Jason E. Hill, Musician, puppeteer and former United Methodist Clergy.

Theresa Iker, teacher of history at Stanford University.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 15


The Pine Guard meet the voice on the other end of the prophetic phone calls, and receive a new, even more dire warning of impending disaster. Duck makes some friends in the forest. Aubrey eyes some eyeglasses. Ned hits the brakes.

Ross and Carrie Meet the Aliens: Extra Terrestrial Meditation Edition


Ross and Carrie attend a guided meditation that will shoot them into space so they can have a close encounter with "positively aligned extra terrestrial races" who are helping Earth evolve to a higher plane of existence. For only $11, they will meet a breed of cat gods, learn about the secret space programs run by the U.S. government, discover which famous family is secretly a group of reptiles, and find out why aliens love to visit casinos.

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Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad, Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed, William Shatner “Done With Star Trek”?, Cosby Show Actor Shamed, Brett Kavanaugh Hearings, Oscars “Popular” Award Revisited, Bob Woodward’s Trump Book, Alex Jones FINALLY Banned


INTRO 0:24

Pretending We’re Doing Great!

Bevs (Ades?) Like These

“A Wee Nip of the Creature”

Sweet, Woo Woo Cocktails


Alex Jones Banned From Twitter

Cosby Show Actor Shamed

Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad


Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

NY Times Anonymous Anti-Trump Op-ed

Lightning Round Trumpdate

TIDBITS 1:12:30

Oscars Rethink “Popular” Award

William Shatner “Done With Star Trek”?

WI-FIVE 1:19:54

OUTRO 1:22:00

This episode edited by Mustin!
New podcast art by Kayla Powers!

Sawbones: Ether


People talk a lot of mess about drugs being dangerous, and they're right. But did you know that ether frolics, a delightfully named drug party, inspired a powerful anasthetic? It's true!

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Friendly Fire Ep 35: Kelly's Heroes

Friendly Fire

Kelly's Heroes: Can one rag-tag story encapsulate everything you want in a war movie? Or does this film simply have a 70's take on a 40's heist? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John knock it off with the negative waves while reviewing this WW2 adventure.

This film is available via:
Amazon, Youtube, Google Play, iTunes, Fandango Now, and Vudu

Next Film, Army of Shadows, is available via:
Film Struck, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and your local library

Call the Buddies while we call out to Dispatch!


Hey y'all! We're back and we've got tons of fun stuff. We talk about the latest in nanoleaf. We get a call in from Rich (@rich133). Then we call out to Dispatch out in the NE Wilderness (@n_e_wilderness).

We wanna hear from y'all! Call us with your name, favorite gear, and a question for the buddies. (701) 335-6056




Tights and Fights Ep. 107: All In on Life Beyond WWE w/ Jensen Karp

Jensen Karp
Danielle Radford
Lindsey Kelk

This week, the team is joined by Jensen Karp! He’s a lifelong wrestling fan who has fond memories of watching WWF and WCW go to war as a kid. He also got the chance to write for WWE in 2006, which gave him a special insiders perspective to the madhouse that is the McMahon family creative HQ.

Jensen was in Chicago this past weekend to watch All In live (as part of his bachelor party!). He tells Danielle and Lindsey about what he thought of the largest independent wrestling show ever. Plus, the team discusses their favorite matches from the event; matches that included the likes of Kenny Omega, the Young Bucks, Pentagon DARK, Joey Ryan and tons more. And they’ll explain why the match between Tessa Blanchard, Madison Rayne, Chelsea Green and Britt Baker could be a turning point for independent women’s wrestling.

Plus, there’s plenty of WWE stories progressing... even if we're still not sure what to make of all of it. Why is Braun Strowman now aligned with the entire heel roster against Roman Reigns? Why is Drake Maverick now managing The Authors of Pain? Is Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz hitting all of the notes that we want it to hit?

And why… WHY… do the Authors of Pain still look like adult toddlers?

The Three Count

Jensen put over PWG’s Brody King and all of the potential he has as a future champion.

Lindsey put over Brie Bella returning to the ring after lengthy maternity leave.

Danielle put over Lio Rush and Keith Lee reuniting in WWE.

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Jensen Carp.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram.

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