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How to Theatre with Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Still Buffering

The sisters are joined this week by very special guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda to reminisce about the agony and the ecstasy that is the world of high school theatre. Also, just a head's up, the A word is said in this episode. But only like twice.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Bullseye: Lisa Hanawalt & Wyatt Cenac

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Lisa Hanawalt
Guests: 
Wyatt Cenac

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: Jesse Thorn

Lisa Hanawalt on BoJack Horseman, Food Obsessions and Martha Stewart’s Horse

Lisa Hanawalt enjoys exploring the strange ins and outs of her world using words and illustrations. Her penchant for drawing anthropomorphized animals to represent characters, including herself, reveals a childlike playfulness, even while exploring adult themes.

Her illustrations and writing have appeared in numerous print and online publications including McSweeney’s, Vanity Fair and the New York Times. In 2010, she earned the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic for her work on her first comic series, I Want You.

Her work can also be seen on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, where Hanawalt serves as production designer and producer. She can also be heard on the Maximum Fun podcast, Baby Geniuses, which she co-hosts with Emily Heller.

Lisa Hanawalt sat down with Jesse to talk about her work on BoJack Horseman, her latest book of stories and illustrations and her fascination with Martha Stewart’s horse.

Lisa Hanawalt’s latest book is Hot Dog Taste Test


Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Wyatt Cenac on Stand-Up Comedy and Creating Space for Diverse Voices

Wyatt Cenac is a stand-up comedian and writer who is best known as a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. On the program, Cenac’s segments often explored issues of politics and society from a black perspective and with a sharp satirical bite.

Cenac served as a writer and voice actor on King of the Hill as well as making appearances on other television shows including Inside Amy Schumer, BoJack Horseman and Maron.

Wyatt Cenac joined Jesse to talk about his new stand-up show, Night Train and the importance of providing a space for alternative voices in comedy.

Night Train is available now on Seeso.com.


Photo: Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

The Outshot: The Knuckleball

Jesse talk about the mystique and the power of baseball’s knuckleball.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 432 - Jane Stanton

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Jane Stanton

Comedian Jane Stanton returns to talk high school parties, old teachers, and wooden limbs.

Download episode 432 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 434: Turtle in the Spelling Bee with Bridgid Ryan

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Bridgid Ryan

Comedic songstress Bridgid Ryan joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Bridgid's email correspondence with Bridget Ryan, Jordan's story about his carbon monoxide detector going off early one morning, and which Bazooka Joe character names are perfect names for a pet hamster.

Adam Cayton-Holland / Nate Fernald

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Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Adam Cayton-Holland
Guests: 
Nate Fernald

Hello babies! On this episode, we tackle the big questions. At what point is it acceptable to drag a rando on Twitter? How smug does said rando have to be before you ruin their shit publicly? On Chunch Chat, we discuss some possible new name variations for the fluidly named horse. On Wiki of the Week we talk Lloyd’s of London and the unexpectedly interesting world of the insurance industry. Maybe it’s time you got your butt insured? Adam Cayton-Holland joins us to squawk about the gentle hobby of birdwatching. Today’s expert Kyle Forbahgsuhfcheesz teaches us about the world of sound effects!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Adam Cayton-Holland
Nate Fernald

Ep 44: Covered in a Fish (S2E19)

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When the Enterprise goes on Uber-duty for a couple of fish people, Lwaxana Troi drops by for a visit. Then, things somehow get even worse when Captain Picard bails on the show and hides in the holodeck. Is Troi's mom more destructive than Q? Is Pacifica the galaxy's Howard Johnson hotel? Why don't more guest stars get "The Tesh Treatment"? Plus, we announce a t-shirt contest! It's the episode that's an embodiment of an HR violation.

The Flop House: Episode #207 - The Boy

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The Flop House

Elliott is back from his brief sabbatical. Will the possible evil-doll-antics of The Boy make him regret it? Meanwhile Stuart makes people’s days better with a choking hazard, Dan’s bachelor lifestyle is depressing, and Elliott shares why he has the cleanest poop in town.

Movies recommended in this episode

Mistress America
De Palma
The Face of Another
Fright Night

Minority Korner 36: LoveisLoveisLoveisLove

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Minority Korner

Nnekay and James are SO excited to be apart of the Maximum Fun Network, the support has been amazing! James talks about the amazing Broadway Play, Color Purple... which is NOT featuring Jennifer Hudson anymore. Which is too bad because James has another one of his famous impressions! James breaks DOWN the play and how everyone should check it out.

Nnekay takes us to the Protect Yourself/Protect Other People Korner! First, she breaks down what to do when an active shooter is present, with information from Homeland Security. The Protect Other People part covers how straight Allies can support the LGBT community.

James takes us through an Orlando News Round Up Korner. He tells us stories of survivals, victims, the police officers who came to help, and some of the potential legislation. He also explains how even he has a connection to some of the victims. How this tragedy hits so terribly close to home. Also, James breaks down how the rest of the world has shown solidarity... including a very surprising celebrity.

We got another Quizlet Korner! Will James stump Nnekay?!?!?!

So enjoy! Share, and spread the word!

Links!

https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/active_shooter_booklet.pdf

http://www.pride.com/firstperson/2016/6/14/5-ways-straight-allies-can-su...

http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/06/allies-after-orlando/

Pools and Beaches

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Shmanners

You know, people have been swimming for fun for thousands of years! At least as far back as Ancient Egypt! Even after all that time, we are still trying to figure out how to be polite while at the pool or beach. How close should you sit to someone else's beach blanket? Is it ok to play your radio while soaking in the sun? What constitutes appropriate bathing wear? Those answers and more! Plus, a quick lesson on chlorine and peeing in the pool! Enjoy and don't forget to share with your fellow bathing beauties!

Sawbones: Narcolepsy

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Sawbones

You probably think you have narcolepsy all figured out, but did you know that it's also the most horrifying disease of all time? 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

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