The Blog of Young America

Maximum Fun is your home on the internet for things that are awesome. Our blog will guide you, our family of podcasts will entertain and inform you, and our lively forum community will connect you with others. About

Ep. 33. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Five

| 0 comments

Our heroes face a series of challenges while exploring Lucas' lab that are, admittedly, all pretty adorable. But still super deadly! Just, like, huggably deadly. Merle performs a random act of kindness. Taako remembers an acrobatic nursery rhyme. Magnus experiences the magic of flight.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Holiday Special: Valentine's Day

| 0 comments
Show: 
Shmanners

Hello Internet! Welcome to the first (hopefully first of many) of our holiday specials! Learn all about the history and traditions surrounding Valentine's Day! Learn about the Japanese V-Day traditions and what to do on March 14th! Learn about racy Victorian Valentine's! Consider this special our Valentine to YOU!

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

TS221:Beyonce,Gloria Steinem,Super Bowl Halftime Show

| 0 comments
Show: 
Throwing Shade

Did you know that "smh" means "suck my honkey?" This week Gloria Steinem said a whoopsies on Real Time with Bill Maher and also, nothing against gay people but....the Super Bowl half time show was way too inclusive. Pearls on an ankle hoonney.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Sawbones: Crystal Healing

| 1 comment
Show: 
Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee really "rock out" with an episode all about the healing power of crystals. Get it? Rock out? Man, that's one great joke.

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

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Judge John Hodgman Episode 248: The Glass-Action Lawsuit

| 1 comment

Dan files suit against his girlfriend Jessica. Jessica has a pair of low-grade prescription glasses. She prefers not to wear them, claiming they are not attractive. Dan says she's missing out on life by refusing to wear the glasses. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Matt Gersting for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

VIEW THE EVIDENCE
SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in ITUNES or the RSS FEED

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Solar Flares!

| 0 comments

Hello Buddies! Sure, we've talked about losing power and such before. We've talked about space itself attacking us. We've even talked about the Sun before! But never all that in one episode, plus so much more! You see, Solar Flares are a real threat and if a powerful enough flare happened, it could fry our power grid. The good news is... well, we'll get to that in the episode. Learn all about the cause, the problems with predicting and what we can do to protect ourselves from Solar Flares!

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

#50 - Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast w/ Annie Savage and Fred Cross

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Annie Savage
Guests: 
Fred Cross

Workjuice Player Annie Savage and Fred Cross (Parks & Recreation, Gone Girl) join Mark and Hal to talk breakfast and address one of the burning questions submitted by our listeners - which is best? Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast?

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

CIPYD 29: Theresa Thorn and You Are Dog Now

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn

Well friends, another Puppy Bowl is in the books! Of course, we pre-recorded this so we have no idea who won... ANYWAY! What we do know is that we have a great episode for you this week! In Dogs We Met This Week, Travis sort of met a mysterious museum dog! Allegra tells us all about Dalmations in this week's Mutt Minute. We are so excited to be joined by the amazing Theresa Thorn to hear all about her two amazing dogs and the time they scared the living crap out of her! Allegra walks us through some Cool Dog Tech and we talk about what kind of dogs we would be! See, didn't I tell you it was a good one!

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Todd Glass & Raffi

| 0 comments
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Todd Glass
Guests: 
Raffi
Guests: 
Ariel Schrag

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.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE DIRECTLY

Todd Glass Talks about "Busting Out of the Shed", Learning Disabilities, and Crafting Stand Up

Todd Glass is a veteran stand up comic. He's been performing comedy for thirty years. Four years ago, he made a big change. He had created a life for himself. He was a well-respected and well-liked comedian. But he was living in large part as a closeted gay man. He worried about who knew, and who didn't. At forty seven years old, he made the decision to come out, and finally live on his own terms.

His recent memoir is called The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy.

Glass tells us why he waited so long to "bust out of the shed", the elaborate coping mechanisms and fake outs he constructed to hide his learning disabilities growing up, and why he thinks so much comedy doesn't stand the test of time.

For a schedule of appearances visit Todd Glass’ website.

The interview originally aired in September 2014.

If you liked this, share it! Click here for a streaming, embeddable version of this interview.

Ariel Schrag on 'September Girls' and Flipping the Mermaid Script: "I Wish I'd Made That"

Artists -- the people that make stuff -- are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is so good, so perfect that they wish they had made it themselves.

This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called I Wish I’d Made That. This week, we talk to cartoonist and author Ariel Schrag.

Ariel Schrag was already writing and drawing comics as a freshman in high school. Each summer, she'd create and self-publish a comic about the previous school year. The subject matter was, well, high school stuff. She wrote about her high school crushes, family issues, her struggles in AP Chemistry. Then she caught the attention of an indie comics publisher who decided to release her work as a series of graphic novels. She was only in the eleventh grade.

She recently wrote a coming of age novel, Adam. The title character is an awkward teenager who spends a summer visiting his older sister in New York City. He develops a crush on a girl. The problem is, this girl likes girls. To get around that problem, Adam convinces her that he's a trans man. The book is sweet, funny and frank.

For our segment, Schrag tells us about a very different kind of coming of age novel, Bennett Madison's September Girls, and how it's inspired her to infuse some magic and otherworldliness into her own work.

If you liked this, share it! Click here for a streaming, embeddable version of this segment.

Raffi on Performing for Kids, Growing Up in Egypt, and His Forty Year Career

If you were a parent or a child after about 1975, you probably know Raffi. He's one of the best known children's performers in the world, and his original works like "Baby Beluga" and "Bananaphone" and renditions of folk songs like "Down By the Bay" have helped him sustain a career for almost forty years.

Raffi Cavoukian talks to us about his early childhood in Egypt, his social activism, and why he's dedicated his life to entertaining children.

His most recent album is called Owl Singalong.

The interview originally aired in September 2014

If you liked this, share it! Click here for a streaming, embeddable version of this segment.

The Outshot: Van Morrison's Revenge Album

What happens when a musician records thirty one songs in one session, all out of spite? Jesse tells us about Van Morrison's "revenge album".

If you liked this, share it! Click here for a streaming, embeddable version of this segment.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

How to Valentine

| 0 comments
Show: 
Still Buffering

Rileigh and Sydnee find common ground on this week's episode as they reminisce about the days when everybody had to give you a Valentine and debate the best candy. They even share a more serious sister-to-sister conversation about how far teens have come in accepting one another. Then Rileigh has to go and make fun of Sydnee's sweaters again.

Subscribe on iTunes or RSS!

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)
Syndicate content