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Inside Pop Ep. 101- Janet Jackson State of the World Tour, Top Female Friendships in Pop Culture, John Legend

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Show: 
Inside Pop

This week, we bask in the glow of seeing the one and only Janet Jackson (Ms. Jackson if you're Nasty) in Brooklyn on her State of the World Tour. Find out which one of us puts this show in their Top 3 Concerts of all time.

Then, we discuss our Top Female Friendships in Pop Culture featuring The Golden Girls, Lucy & Ethel, Meredith & Cristina, the women of Living Single and more. We share how their bonds inspire us and why they're their relationships are everlasting.

And Amita rates and reviews last week's Big Sell from Sean, John Legend's cover of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and also shares the origin of this song as part of a collection of covers for the new Ken Burns documentary about The Vietnam War. You can find all of the songs and their originals here. And then Amita sells the single "Underdog" by new artist- Banks.

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#143 - Best Muppet Show Guest LIVE with John Hodgman & Craig Shemin

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Guests: 
John Hodgman
Guests: 
Craig Shemin

It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time to pick the best guest on The Muppet Show tonight!
Recorded live at the Museum of the Moving Image in queensMuppet fanatics Mark and Hal are joined president of the Jim Henson Legacy Craig Shemin and a returning John Hodgman to picked from the 5 finalists selected by Muppet fans around the world.

Turkeys (LIVE!)

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Show: 
Shmanners

This is our Thanksgiving special all about TURKEYS! Recorded live in Chicago!

MBMBaM 381: Face 2 Face: Griffin's Big, Brave Stunt

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We just got back from our tour of America's beautiful Midwest! Here's our show from the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, which features our worst on-stage injury to date. It was regrettable, and also hilarious.

Go Fact Yourself - Live! Featuring Maz Jobrani and Cristela Alonzo

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Date: 
12/17/2017 - 17:00 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
angelcitybrewery.com

Come out for a live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a gameshow from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun.

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!

Co-host: Helen Hong!

Guests: Maz Jobrani and Cristela Alonzo!

Go Fact Yourself features hilarious guests, intelligent questions, and renowned experts. Join us for a live taping of this show at Angel City Brewery!

Tickets are FREE, but you need to RSVP here!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 507: Gooble Gooble with John-Luke Roberts

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Guests: 
John-Luke Roberts

International Waters writer and comedian John-Luke Roberts joins Jordan and Jesse for a deep dive on what everyone remembers about Married: With Children, the amount of interest British people have in American things versus the other way around, and John-Luke's upcoming first Thanksgiving.

CIPYD 119: The Finnish Spitz and the Annual Retelling of Kelsey the Dog Hero

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Hello and happy almost-Thanksgiving! We’re getting into the holiday spirit, and frankly, things are getting wild. Allegra met a puppy who she thinks she can use to her benefit, and Tugboat has pulled a new con on Renee. Plus, we have a Mutt Minute on the Finnish Spitz, and Allegra has a dog hero that she may or may not have talked about before, but if she did, it’s only because it’s our annual holiday retelling of it, so don’t tweet at her.
Grab a holiday hound and tune in!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Greta Gerwig & Pixar's Lee Unkrich

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Greta Gerwig
Guests: 
Lee Unkrich

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcasts or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images.

Greta Gerwig on her new film: Lady Bird

You probably know Greta Gerwig as an actress - she starred in Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha and a bunch of other mumblcore indies. She's also been in Oscar contenders like Jackie and 20th Century Women. Now, she's written and directed a film of her own: Lady Bird. It’s a piece of work that is grounded in reality - the reality of growing up. And no exaggeration - it's one of our favorite movies from this year.

The protagonist is named Christine McPherson, but she'd rather you call her Lady Bird. She's played by Saoirse Ronan, she lives in Sacramento and the whole movie is set in 2002. It's almost like a period piece from the Bush years. You can bet anyone with a cell phone is rocking a flip phone. Greta talks with Jesse about growing up in Sacramento and the importance of writing the phrase "hella tight" in the script of a major motion picture.

Click here to listen to Greta Gerwig's interview on YouTube!

Photo: Jesse Thorn

Pixar’s Lee Unkrich on directing Coco.

For over 20 years, Lee Unkrich has been one of the leading creative voices at Pixar. He worked on Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug's Life, and a bunch more. He directed Toy Story 3, probably the darkest and most affecting of the movies in that series.

Now, he's directed Coco, the newest Disney Pixar movie. Set in Mexico, Coco is a story wrapped up in the Mexican day of the dead - Dia De Muertos. Lee Unkrich talk with Jesse about the making of Coco and lots more, especially his time working on 1993 USA classic police procedural Silk Stalkings back when Pixar was a side gig for him. What could be sexier than solving sex-related crimes on cable television in the 90's?

Click here to listen to Lee Unkrich's interview on YouTube!

The Outshot: E.B. White’s Death of a Pig

Finally, for this week's Outshot: E.B. White’s most eloquent words about a pig were not about Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web. Jesse talks about White's Death of a Pig, which was first published in The Atlantic in 1948.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on YouTube!

Go Fact Yourself - Live! Featuring Frank DeCaro and Pamela Ribon

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Date: 
12/03/2017 - 17:00 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
angelcitybrewery.com

Come out for a live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a gameshow from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun.

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!

Co-host: Helen Hong!

Guests: Frank DeCaro and Pamela Ribon!

Go Fact Yourself features hilarious guests, intelligent questions, and renowned experts. Join us for a live taping of this show at Angel City Brewery!

Tickets are FREE, but you need to RSVP here!

Bonus Beats for EP8: Ernest Hardy on Sade's "Love Deluxe"

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Our conversation with Ernest Hardy about Sade's "Love Deluxe" was fantastic but it did run just a bit long so we sliced off this bit, a tangent partially about Sade's popularity amongst house DJs/producers.

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