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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Lewis Black, Syl Johnson & Annie Hart

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Still Fuming: Lewis Black on Drama School, New York, And Why He's Still Fired Up

No comedian is angrier than Lewis Black. For the past 25 years, America has been infuriating him, and he's been on-stage telling us why.

After graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1977, Black spent ten years as a playwright at the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theater in New York. He transitioned to stand-up comedy in the late 1980s and has been regularly featured on The Daily Show's "Back In Black" segment for the past 16 years.

Lewis tells us about nearly getting expelled from Yale, why he loves performing in Bismarck, ND, and how theater is like heroin.

Lewis Black's most recent special, Live at the Borgata, is available now in digital formats. This interview originally aired in August 2013.

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Hip Hop with Andrew Noz: DJ Quik's Pacific Coast Remix and Rammellzee's Beat Bop

Hip hop blogger and Pitchfork columnist Andrew Noz joins us with a couple of his all-time favorite hip hop tracks. His first recommendation is Pacific Coast Remix by DJ Quik (featuring Ludacris), a track devoted to sunny Los Angeles's dark side. He also suggests checking out the 1983 track Beat Bop by Rammellzee and K-Rob. It's a song from an era where the uptown and downtown communities mingled in a way that the rap world would rarely see again. This segment originally aired in June 2013.

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"The Song That Changed My Life" with Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone

Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. As the story goes for a lot of teenagers, she didn't quite fit in. The kids at her school wanted to spend time at the mall. They weren't interested in making stuff, shooting videos and writing zines.

Annie found a whole new world, and a whole new group of friends, through music. The song that changed her life is "Knew Song", by the Long Island hardcore band Silent Majority.

Au Revoir Simone's most recent album is Move In Spectrums. This interview originally aired in January 2014.

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The Enigmatic, Grammy-Nominated Syl Johnson

Inspired by the sounds of Jackie Wilson, Little Walter, and Muddy Waters, Syl Johnson set out to make his own mark in music in the 1950s. His own gritty, bluesy voice and funk rhythms earned him a place in the Chicago soul and blues scene. Over the course of a career on Chicago's Twinight and Memphis' Hi Records, Johnson released several singles that climbed their way up the pop and R&B charts ("Different Strokes", "Come On Sock It To Me", "Is It Because I'm Black?") and but never attained the smash success of contemporaries like Al Green or James Brown.

He found ubiquity later in life, when dozens of hip hop artists from Run-DMC to Kanye West dug into his catalog to sample his sounds (perhaps foremost his signature scream on "Different Strokes"). Johnson found himself in the spotlight again a few years ago when the archival label Numero Group assembled a Grammy-nominated boxset of his early cuts, titled Syl Johnson: The Mythology. This interview originally aired in October 2012.

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The Outshot: "Coney Island"

Jesse recommends a portrait of an American caught in between its past and its future in Ric Burns' documentary Coney Island.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 332 - Cam MacLeod

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Guests: 
Cam MacLeod

Cam MacLeod returns to talk beach burgers, kitchen disasters, and Dragon's Den.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 211: Mrs. Doubtfire 2

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Has anyone ever noticed how Mark and Mrs. Doubtfire 2: The Person are never in the same room at the same time? I think something fishy might be going on.

Suggested talking points: A Wondrous Opportunity, Cheezy Steve's, A Taste For Brando, Butt Bag, TGI Timeshare, Lava Myths, De-Deodorant, Over The Moon, Dueling Buffetts

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 335: Live at the Downtown Independent with Janet Varney

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Janet Varney joins Jordan and Jesse at their live show with My Brother, My Brother and Me at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 170: Monte Belmonte Python

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Beth loves animals and wants to acquire a python as a pet. Her partner Ross says they have enough pets already and thinks snakes are disgusting and frightening. He thinks they should be satisfied with the pets they have now. Who's right and who's wrong?

If you want to join our conversation about this episode, please click on the Forum link below!

Thanks to Patricia Caffrey for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Great TV Moments | EP#23

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The Goosedown

Kim & Jasper discuss their favorite moments that were caught on television.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 61 - Stolen

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow
Guests: 
Jake Fogelnest

This week, Rhea and Ricky take a look at Nicolas Cage’s send up to Taken, Stolen. Are you pro-Cage or con-Cage? Plus, Jake Fogelnest shares the Movie That Made Him and discusses the incident that ignited his fear of signal hijacking.

Check out Jake's videos on Funny or Die, and be sure to subscribe to his podcast (slated to return from hiatus soon!), The Fogelnest Files.

Next week, we will be watching Snowpiercer, which is in theaters and available on demand now.

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

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TS146: Planet of the Apes, Two and a Half Men, Thor, w/ Musical Guest LP

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Throwing Shade

Did you see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Erin and Bryan did and we're not impressed with their lady ape and their zero gay apes. What does impress them? Marvel comics has made Thor a woman! And in the best news ever, the incredible singer-songwriter LP stops by to talk Elvis, yoga farts, whistle the theme song from "Friends,"and sing a song from her new album Forever Not Now, which is out now! You won't believe her voice! 

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Best of Lady to Lady Season 2

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Lady to Lady

Our Best of Lady to Lady Season 2 podcast! Featuring Clips from episodes: 48 with Michelle Biloon and Paul Danke, 50 with Drew Koshgarian and Joe Wagner, 54 with Eliza Skinner, 58 with Laura Kightlinger and Matt Ingebretson, 59 with Jenn Tisdale, 63 with Julia Bensfield Luce and Justin Decker, 64 with Danielle Stewart, 69 with Erin Foley and Eric Dadourian and Matt Ingebretson, 70 with Sara Schaefer, 72 with Kate Flannery, 73 with David Janove, 74 with Julianne Smolinski, 78 with Merrill Davis and Guy Branum, 80 with Chris Farah and Robert Buscemi, 81 with Stephanie Beatriz and The Christmas Album with Matt Ingebretson and the Ladies. Theme song by Zach Ames, Produced by David Janove, Intern Kailey Godoy.

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One Bad Mother Episode 65: Time To Go!: Departure Tantrums, plus guest Nicole Kear

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Nicole Kear

Biz and Theresa talk about leaving...forever. Just kidding. We talk about the joys of dragging a screaming, unhappy child away from...anywhere! You name it: parks, play dates, Chuck E Cheese. How do we deal with it? Hint: cash bribes do not sway two-year-olds. Plus, Theresa learns there are some things more important than the fact that her kids are tired (who knew?) and Biz decides to try to shift gears with her second child. Nicole Kear joins us to talk about her new book, Now I See You, a hilarious memoir about going blind. We mean it.

Find all the details about Nicole, her book and blogs here: http://www.nicolekear.com
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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)
"But You Love Me, Daddy (with Jim Reeves)" by R. Stevie Moore (http://www.rsteviemoore.com/)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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