It's no secret that the response to Megan Lynn Kott's beautiful enamel pins blew us all away, and the more we looked at those enchanting designs, the more we realized we had to let people get their hands on these.
Now that the "t"s have been crossed and the "i"s have been dotted, we're thrilled to announce the dates of our enamel pin sale! Extra enamel pins will be available for all $10+ MaxFun monthly members in good standing to buy from Wednesday, April 26th through Wednesday, May 3rd! If you're not currently a $10 monthly member in good standing, you'll have until noon PDT on Monday, April 24th to become a monthly member at the $10 level or higher, upgrade your existing monthly membership to $10 or higher, or update your payment information on your lapsed $10+ monthly membership to ensure you get in on the sale.
We'll be sending out an email to all $10+ monthly members in good standing with a link to the sale and a personal code to enter next Wednesday.
Pins will be $9 each, plus shipping. You'll be able to order these pins for this one-week period only. We'll place the order on May 4th, then send it to our fulfillment center who will send it to you. So if you've been on the fence about getting a pin, this will be your only chance!
Finally, as a reminder, the profits from this sale will be going to charity — we're teaming up with the folks at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to turn the inherent collectability of these pins into food for hungry families in the LA area. We think it's going to be a huge success!
As always, thank you so much for your support and listenership! If you have any questions about the pin sale, email email@example.com!
By the way, if you joined or upgraded during the drive and are receiving a pin or any other thank you gift, we expect you'll be receiving those in the mail around 10-12 weeks after the end of the drive (so, mid-June). Your gifts will arrive separately from your purchased pins.
Hello Internet! Welcome to another great episode! Be sure to sign in in Hall B and pick up your badge! And be sure to grab a swag bag! This week, we're talking CONS! Primarily conventions, but there is some conference stuff in there as well! Want some tips on networking and business card exchanging? How do you ask someone for a picture? Want some very important tips on being respectful to cosplayers? What's the deal with getting things signed? All this and more! Enjoy and be sure to share!
The Gabbening is upon us- only sans Gabrielle Union... she's busy... being Mary Jane. The breaks have been cut on this episode and it is full speed ahead in a series of Hot Topic issues. What is Chris Brown doing on our beloved show 'Black*ish', and the portrayal of women on the show gets debated. The 2018 Elections- it's already time to get ready, who are some interesting candidates, and how will gerrymandering effect a congressional shakeup? In tangent city James walks us through his first NYC velvet rope experience (and no we are not talking about the hit late 90's Janet Jackson album). Do you know what James' favorite disco jam is? You'll find out! We also walk through what all the pop star mascots are. You know about the Bee hive for Beyonce- but what are Ciara's fans called? Toys R' US- are kids still playing with toys? Plus Barry Manilow is gay!
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Every family has its own way of doing things and, now that our kids are old enough to compare our homes to their friends', suddenly there's a whole list of ways in which we, our kids' parents, ARE MONSTERS. Plus, Biz paves the way for weekend fun and Theresa visits a real forest. And we talk with writer Nefertiti Austin about her experience adopting children as a single woman of color.
In reference to our conversation with Nefertiti, here are some book recommendations from Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library. These books are for children ages 10+, featuring protagonists who are people of color. Note these are categorized by gender -- the first listed are books featuring boy/male leads and below that are books featuring girl/female leads. As with any book, parents should read first to make sure it is suitable for your child. Thank you, Gwen!
Featuring boy/male leads:
As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds (Nefertiti after the show found this as well through her local librarian)
The Crossover and Booked by Kwame Alexander (these might skew older -- for a mature 10yo only)
The Cruisers series by Walter Dean Myers
Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Featuring girl/female leads:
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Jumbies series by Tracy Baptiste
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans
The Superstar shake-up has led to some new developments that we all expected and ones that we absolutely couldn’t have seen coming.
Jinder Mahal has officially become the Number 1 contender for the WWE Title! He’s got the Bollywood Boyz as his new heaters and it looks like him and his veins are set for the big time. We’ll tell you how we feel about his major push.
Plus, Alexa Bliss and Charlotte have set their sights on their respective brand's major titles. Is it the right move to get them in the spotlight so soon? Probably! We’ll explain.
Plus, more geeking out about Braun Strowman, a look at the U.S. Title competition and a lot more.
As WWE has tried to move away from the standard objectification of its female athletes, the fashion of the women has changed. But that doesn’t mean that the sexiness factor has been completely eliminated. Does WWE need to completely eliminate that if they want things to be on a truly equal level? We’ll take a look.
The Three Count:
Hal put over Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness.
Danielle put over Referee John Cone and his great bump from the exploding ring.
Mike put over 3-Minute warning in honor of Rosey Ano’ai’s recent passing.
The Three Count:
Hal put over Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness
Danielle put over Referee John Cone and his great bump from the exploding ring.
Mike put over 3-Minute warning in honor of Rosey Anoa'i’s recent passing.
Hello there! Didn't see you come in! Have a seat and pull up some trending news for yourself. Also, want to talk about shorts? No? Ok, back to the news. This week in Beyond the Headlines: the Boston Marathon had some notable finishers, Theresa May called for an election in the UK government, Georgia, USA also held a special election this week, radio personality Alex Jones has made a surprising reveal about himself, Youtube channel Daddyofive is in hot water over alleged abuse shown on their channel, and April the Giraffe has given birth! Also this week, the story of a horrendous act of violence broadcast over Facebook and the conversations about monitoring live content that it has sparked. We also revisit some old stories this week: United (as well as American and Delta) have made some policy changes, Bill O'Reilly is on his way out over at Fox, and correspondent Rachel Stine joins us to discuss new developments regarding the Fearless Girl statue. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and would you kindly share?
Note: We have warnings in the show, but we discuss a story about abuse and a story about gun violence this week. So, if you would like to skip those stories, we have warnings in the ep so you know when to skip forward.
This week Bryan gets taught about weed culture, while Erin shares her awkward interaction at a local vegan/Mexican restaurant. Also, a contestant on Survivor was recently outed as Transgender by another contestant during the Tribal Council, and a Missouri lawmaker and allergist was upset about protections for women being passed and claim McDonald's and the Zoo are subject to more regulations than abortion clinics.
Mark and Hal dive into history, their childhoods, and science to come away with a clean victory for one of these forms of soap!
This week, the Pop Rocket panel has some extra help to talk about the 5 years and 6 seasons of Girls that ended this past Sunday from the New York based comedy duo Las Culturistas. As you can imagine, the gang has a lot to say during this post mortem. They talk about whether we got closure from the final episode, and whether Lena should have just stopped at the penultimate episode. Did the producers of Girls do enough to deal with the lack of racial diversity on the show over the 5 years? What role did nudity and sex play on show, and why was it so refreshing? Was Elijah used as a trophy or seen as a peer by Hannah? And did we think that this was a genuinely funny show? All of these questions will be answered, plus Bowen and Wynter are all about new video games, and Matt can't stop listening to the new Gaga. In lieu of jams this week, we get a master class in the signature segment on the Las Culturistas podcast, "I Don't Think So Honey"-- things get rowdy.
We also want to thank everyone who donated during the MaxFun Drive this year, and give a particular shoutout to those who donated on our shows behalf. Tweet at us if you made a donation to us and didn't receive your voicemail from Karen Tongson.
If you will be in the Los Angeles area this Friday, April 21st, make sure to check out Matt and Bowen's improv group Pop Roulette at UCB Sunset at 10:30 p.m.
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.