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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Penelope Spheeris & Bhi Bhiman

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Penelope Spheeris
Guests: 
Bhi Bhiman

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Penelope Spheeris Unveils the Worlds of Punk, Hair Metal in 'The Decline of Western Civilization'

Penelope Spheeris says that she loved punk rock when she first heard it in the 1970s because "the chaos was attractive and familiar to me." She directed, filmed and organized that chaos, spending time with LA punk bands Black Flag, the Germs, and X among others, for her movie The Decline of Western Civilization. She strived to show everything -- the good and bad -- and let the audience decide how they felt about the people on-screen.

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years focused on the over-the-top lifestyles and big dreams of hair metal bands in the late 1980s. And the third film in Spheeris' Decline series went deep into the world of gutter punks in the 1990s.

After many years of VHS-to-DVD bootlegging, the Decline films are now available together for the first time in a box set on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory, with a collection of bonus materials and commentaries produced by Spheeris and her daughter, Anna Fox.

Spheeris talks to us about the chaos in her own upbringing, the worlds of punk and metal as depicted in her documentaries, and directing a little feature film called Wayne's World.

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Bhi Bhiman on Slyly Subverting the Folk Rocker Stereotype

The Sri Lankan-American singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman encounters some challenges when he goes on-stage. As he tells it, " I have a couple of things going against me. I’m South Asian looking, I’m playing acoustic guitar and singing and as a general rule people just don’t want to see that. But I have to work up hill against that."

Bhiman's newest album Rhythm & Reason is loosely themed around the immigrant experience, but it's not as earnest as that sounds. He's got a Randy Newman thing going on, too.

Bhiman talks to us about not fitting people's expectations of a folk singer with a guitar, his inspirations for the new album, and why he's got love for the Newm.

The Outshot: Falling in Love with Catastrophe

"What does romance mean when you're a fully formed adult human being?" Jesse explains why he's sold on the new romantic comedy Catastrophe.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 381 - Nikki Glaser

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Nikki Glaser

Comedian Nikki Glaser joins us to talk car crash love, summer goths, and a small town pride parade.

Download episode 381 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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RISK! #641: The Best of RISK! #8

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Chris Gethard and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast
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Baby Geniuses
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Mike Hollingsworth/James Austin Johnson

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Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Mike Hollingsworth
Guests: 
James Austin Johnson

Hello Babies! We're back in the studio and you know what? We missed you! This week, Emily shares her epic recycling battle! Lisa shares her (possibly) pickle-related anxiety! We've got a new update in this week's Chunch chat! Animator and cool dude Mike Hollingsworth joins us to discuss the Berners St Hoax in Wiki of the Week! Then, he shares some amazing Looney Tunes facts! Expert Polk Stark stops by to talk Bone Shakin' Earthquaking, Honky Tonk HooDoo, Folk Magic! This man knows more about haint suckin' then any 10 other people put together! Thanks for stopping by!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Mike Hollingsworth
James Austin Johnson

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MBMBaM 259: Birthday Surprise Hole

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So, look. Here's the thing. We prepped all our questions for this episode, but about 10 minutes in, we realized that we just weren't going to do them. So, in this bizarre installment of MBMBaM, we share advice that we wish we could have given our past selves -- important instructions like: Hey, put that bottle of frosted tip gel down. Put it in the garbage, actually.

Suggested talking points: Cold Showers, Exotic Salsas, Video Toasters, Minkus Khan, Safety Patrol, The Pub, Vintage Cocaine, Balls Out United, Peer-Reviewed Bacon, Credit Card Collapse, On Frosted Tips, The Worst Birthday Present of All Time

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 384: Danger Grate with Alison Becker

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Alison Becker

Actress Alison Becker joins Jordan and Jesse for an audio romp with discussions about next level manspreading, fannypackers in Vegas, and Jesse's trip to a farm with goat habitrails and animatronic chickens.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 26 UnReal, Vince Staples and Jumping the Shark

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Wynter, Margaret and Oliver
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn guests on an episode in which we decide which celebs will narrate our autobiographies, call out the elements of pop culture we think have jumped the shark and discover which member of the team is secretly into pool porn.

With Oliver Wang, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Jesse Thorn.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd
Oliver Wang - No Sleep by Janet Jackson
Margaret Wappler - Go by The Chemical Brothers Feat. Q-Tip
Jesse Thorn - Let Your Hair Down by The Temptations

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

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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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 104 - Jurassic World

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow
Guests: 
Jordan Morris

This week, Jordan Morris from @Midnight and JJGo opens up his fourth slot, and we settle in for an extra-long exploration of Jurassic World! Plus, Ghostbusters speculation and everyone forgets a bunch of names!

You can follow Jordan on Twitter @jordan_morris, and you can hear him on Jordan, Jesse, Go and check out his jokes on @Midnight on Comedy Central.

We're off next week, but we'll be back on July 16th with a review of Thief, which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant!

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

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One Bad Mother Episode 111: Who Wins At Suffering? plus guest Kimmy Gatewood

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Kimmy Gatewood

Biz and Theresa explore the hardest parts of parenting and how "suffering" affects our relationships with our partners. Biz wants her husband to SUFFER LIKE SHE HAS! Theresa has Catholic guilt and wants to spare everyone at her own expense. Turns out we each have our own set of issues and in both cases -- surprise! -- suffering sucks. Luckily our guest, comedienne and actress Kimmy Gatewood, brightens our outlook on things when she joins us to talk about her newborn, her nanny, and her new mom sketch series Milk Factory.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Nesting Like A Motherfucker, Kimmy Gatewood
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Sawbones: Burns

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee celebrate their wedding anniversary by rubbing cow manure in a burn.

You can subscribe to their show right now 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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