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Stop Podcasting Yourself 546 - Chris Locke

Chris Locke

Comedian Chris Locke returns to talk Richie Rich, green bananas, and Juggalos.

Download episode 546 here. (right-click)

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Wikipedia Long Term Abuse

Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

Don’t forget to get Lisa’s new book Coyote Doggirl at your favorite local book shop! On this episode, Lisa watches a seasonally inappropriate film for her birthday. Emily is now a subscriber to Martha Stewart Living. Stay tuned to hear her new favorite recipe that she will never make. On Chunch Chat, we learn about the queen of England’s nemesis horse. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Wikipedia Long-Term Abuse,” a list of frequent Wikipedia tricksters and scammers. We love a good prank, especially the pointless kind!

International Waters Ep 129: Dennises the Menaces

Freddie Wong
Katie Storey
Gareth Gwynn
Julia Prescott

Freddie Wong, Julia Prescott, Katie Storey and Gareth Gwynn join host, Dave Holmes for lengthy chats on what O Levels are, embarrassing prom stories, and creepy teachers

Freddie Wong wants to plug Story Break on MaxFun and Anime Crimes Division on Cruchyroll and recommends Eighth Grade.

Julia Prescott wants to plug Everything's Coming Up Simpsons on MaxFun and recommends Defunctland.

Katie Storey recommends The Killers.

Gareth Gwynn wants to plug Appisodes on Radio 4 and recommends The Rule of Three podcast .

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to plug the Footnote: Castle Rock podcast. Dave would like to recommend Pose on FX.

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

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Laura Swisher and Christian Dueñas.

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 8: The Birdhouse and the Bees

Steve Downs
Virginia Jones
Johnny Herbert

The Birdhouse and the Bees. Got bees? Paula does. Steve Downs, AKA "Beecasso," tells Paula what's happening with the beehive that's in her birdhouse. Veteran Lyft Driver Virginia Jones lets us know what it's like inside the gig economy, and how you too can become be an absolutely terrible passenger. Also - theme songs! You sent 'em; we are FAR from tired of 'em. And, oh yeah, we expose the FBI plot to bust our Miranda Street studios.

House Band
Johnny Herbert, ukulele


Steve Downs
Beekeeper and Owner of Beecasso Live Bee Removal
Twitter: @BeeCassoBee
IG: @beecassosavesbees
FB: @BeecassoSavesBees

Virginia Jones
Lyft Driver
Twitter: @badiniadones
IG: @badiniadones

Johnny Herbert
IG: @johnnyherbertmusic

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 225: Remmick Levels of Intensity (DS9 S3E2)


When Odo finally discovers Planet Bucket, his curiosity takes the form of an interrogation of his goopy species. But when the rest of the gang returns to the station, they find the Federation negotiating a peace treaty that’s even worse than the one they have with the Cardassisans. Does a golden handshake count as watersports? Do Bunkbed Mark II Shuttles have rear windows? Are the Changelings just a cult? It’s the episode where the hosts take a deep dive on blasting butt.

Come see us live on tour with Greatest Gen Khan

Sawbones: Asbestos


Asbestos has gotten a lot of bad publicity over the last century, but isn't that just because it's so incredibly dangerous for humans to inhale? Isn't that just another case of bias? As the current American administration seems to be clearing a path for asbestos to return to the spotlight, Justin and Dr. Sydnee looked into this misunderstood extremely hazardous substance.

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

Ross and Carrie Go Out Of Body (Part 8): Serenissimus Edition


Welcome to the final class of our CDP series! Ross and Carrie learn some final secrets from the IAC, including the fact that there is no evidence for God, but there is a type of advanced consciousness called a serenissimus... you've just never heard of one. It's not too late to learn new terms: the PENTA group sends positive energy your way, and we can put all our lessons into theorice (theory + practice). Also, we don't leave the room, but we do get outside our bodies!

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American As ABBA Pie (Mama Mia, Cher, Black Maternal Mortality Rates, Hoteps)

Minority Korner

Feeling inspired by Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, James tries out some new vocal impressions to the joy...? Chagrin... of Nnekay. Next up, the duo deconstruct HBO's Insecure, the ups and down of all three seasons and where they think they the show should head towards. In Nnekay's Korner- she tackles the national crisis of Black Maternal Mortality rates. What is happening to theses women and their babies! It's incredibly important information for all of us and hopefully highlight some of the women taking action to help fix it. We round out the episode with James breaking down Hoteps, what they are and how they are detrimental. ALSO we got a BIG BIG MK Surprise!!!


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Pop Rocket Ep. 189 HBO's Insecure Season 3 w/ LA Times Film Reporter Tre'vell Anderson

Tre'vell Anderson, Karen Tongson, and Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
Pop Rocket
Karen Tongson
Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
Tre'vell Anderson

Hop on the PARTY LYFT as we jam out for the long-awaited return of our favorite newlywed Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh. She joins Karen Tongson and frequent favorite Pop Rocket guest LA Times Film Reporter Tre'vell Anderson as they get into their thoughts on season 3 of HBO's Insecure.

The crew touches on the careers of the leading ladies- specifically white privilege problems at Issa's nonprofit We Got Y'all, Issa's side gig as a Lyft driver, and Molly's experiences at her new black corporate law firm. They also talk about which characters they want moved from periphery to center. Do they miss Issa's ex, Lawrence? And do they buy into Molly's polyamorous relationship? Or is she's really just a glorified side b****?

All Abouts

Wynter is all about the horror film Hereditary. Tre'vell is all about the new musical covering the life and times of the Motown group The Temptations called Ain't Too Proud. Karen is all about more Asian American representation in Hollywood via John Cho's new thriller Searching.

That's My Jam:

Tre'vell - Teyana Taylor - WTP

Wynter - DJ AM - Unreleased Mixes.

Karen - Christine and the Queens- 5 dollars

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

With Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, and Tre'vell Anderson.

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Produced by Laura Swisher for Edited by Shana Daloria.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 52: 'The Happytime Murders' and All Things Puppets with Helen Hong

Who Shot Ya?
Ricky Carmona
Drea Clark
Helen Hong

The Happytime Murders

Do you love puppets? Well then this is the episode you've been waiting for! We've got comedian, actor, and Maximum Fun's Go Fact Yourself host, Helen Hong on to discuss the new puppet noir The Happytime Murders. Helen is uniquely qualified to discuss this film because she reveals that she actually auditioned for it! Ricky declares his love for Big Trouble in Little China. Drea proves herself to be a true "puppet movie" expert. And the gang receives a "voicemail postcard" from Alonso at the Venice Film Festival. Plus, the crew plays that game that America loves - 'Name That Puppet!' And as always, we've got Staff Picks.

In news, Ethan Hawke has some thoughts on superhero movies, the Big Trouble in Little China remake is actually a sequel, and Netflix may stop sending out DVDs in 2022.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Team America: World Police
Drea - Support the Girls
Helen - In Bruges

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Destination Wedding

With Helen Hong, Drea Clark, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

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