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Adam Ruins Everything Episode 33: Anne Curzan Talks Grammar and the Flexibility of Language


We've all done it. Corrected someone for saying 'literally' when they weren't being literal or for saying 'good' instead of 'well'. Professor Anne Curzan, who is this week's podcast guest, says it's normal to notice dialectical differences between different communities but we shouldn't shame people for talking as they do.

Anne, who appeared on Adam Ruins What We Learned in School, explains how grammar rules are not fixed in the English language. Language is constantly evolving and we’re the ones who get to shape it -- not dictionaries! So we can all stop correcting each other and just appreciate our different ways of speaking. On the podcast, Anne and Adam discuss how we should think of the dictionary as a field guide rather than the authority on language, how young people think about language and texting, and how Anne helped choose 2000's word of the millennium! Anne is an English Professor at the University of Michigan where she researches the history of English and lexicography. She is also a member of both the American Heritage Dictionary’s Usage Panel and the American Dialectical Society.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at
Produced by Shara Morris for

Judge John Hodgman Episode 326: Sport Reform


Karen brings the case against her husband, Tom. Tom has been teaching their 8 year old son about faking injuries on the soccer field. Karen doesn't think this is okay but Tom says this is an accepted part of the game! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at You can also read more of the Judge's thoughts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

We need cases for Judge John Hodgman live in Brooklyn at the Bell House on September 9 and at the London Podcast Festival! Submit your cases, big or small, at!

Tickets are available now for our shows at the London Podcast Festival on September 14 and September 16. Get yours now!

Thank you to Evan LaRocca & Joel Bergsbaken for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Pop Rocket: Episode 137 Netflix and Chill with Dave White

Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Dave White
Karen Tongson
Alonso Duralde

This week on Pop Rocket Guy and the gang are joined by film critic Dave White as they do some serious netflix-ing and chilling. The group dives deep on their favorite titles available on the platform, and also discuss the highs and lows of cutting the cable cord. Guy dissects the reasons behind Shonda Rhimes jumping from the ABC ship, and Dave discusses his need from Netflix for more sugary reality TV shows, like Chasing Cameron. The gang compares and contrasts all the streaming services from Hulu to Crackle. Plus we also discover that Guy has a great affinity for the theme song to the Patti Lupone vehicle Life Goes On.

Guy and Karen have a semi-shared What We're All About in discussing their love for Difficult People. But Guy is all about a lot this week as he also shares his passion for Big Brother. Dave and Alonso are both all about documentaries, but they couldn't more different films. Alonso talks about the new Ferguson documentary Whose Streets?, and Dave is all about Escapes, a film chronicling the life of Blade Runner writer and actor Hampton Fancher.

With Dave White, Alonso Duralde, Karen Tongson, and Guy Branum.


Alonso - The Summer Knows - Laura Fygi
Dave - Polegnala e Todora - Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares
Karen - Matthew Morrison - You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

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

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Casey O'Brien for

Roze Buddiez: Love Connection

Rose Buddies

As we begin our journey away from the Bachelor franchise, we make a quick pit stop at Love Connection, which is a pretty inaccurate name for a show in which strangers take turns hating each other as hard as they possibly can.

Lady to Lady EP. 239 "Charo Wisdom" ft. Ceda Xiong

Lady to Lady
Ceda Xiong

Ceda Xiong (@slobear) joins the ladies to discuss hangovers, Scientology, brunching, Beyonce and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Inside Pop Ep 87 - Game of Thrones "Eastwatch" recap; Marvel's Luke Cage Executive Producer Cheo Hodari Coker interview

Inside Pop
Cheo Hodari Coker

We look forward and backward and completely nerd out this week!

First up, we recap the latest Game of Thrones episode, "Eastwatch" and look ahead to how these tangled plot lines may play out. Is Cersei Lannister with child? Will Lord Baelish put his little finger between the recently reunited Stark sister act?

Then Amita completely surprises Sean with a Game of Thrones Inside Pop Quiz! Does Sean know a Tully from a Tarly? Can he name all three of Daenerys' dragons? Listen to find out!

Then, in anticipation of this week's premiere of The Defenders on Netflix, we revisit our conversation with Marvel's Luke Cage Creator and Executive Producer Cheo Hodari Coker who discusses his future plans for the Luke Cage character.

And in the Big Sell, Amita shares her reaction to an Afropunk 2017 playlist and she big sells Sean a new song by BOSCO featuring St. Beauty.

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The Greatest Generation Ep 163: Spit Roast Big Dogging (S7E12)


When an Admiral from Starfleet Intelligence comes aboard, the Entrepreneur has to cut its holiday celebration short. But Riker’s misgivings about the mission and the man leading it boil over when a terrible, and very un-Roddenberry secret is uncovered. Is the Hood the Siberia of Starfleet? What is the top Riker? How is the Federation going to smooth this over with the Romulans? It’s the episode where Adam and Ben go to war with each other.

We Got This #129 - Oceans or Pools with Angela Webber

Angela Webber

As we enter the dog days of summer, nothing feels more refreshing than a swim; but is it better to hop in the pool, or stride into the ocean? Mark and Hal are joined by Angela Webber, one half of The Doubleclicks (whose new album Love Problems is available now!), as they discuss swimming, almost drowning, octopi, the cast of Cocoon, and more! Also, lakes are RIGHT OUT.

See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 8th at 6pm as part of NYCC Presents! Get tickets here.

Baths and Showers


Hello Internet! Let's scrub up, rinse off and get right down to it! This week is all about SHOWERS AND BATHS! Is it ok to use your hosts shampoo? As a guest, how long is too long for a bath or shower? When did people start showering? How often do we really need to bathe? Answers to all these questions and more! Enjoy and be sure to share.

International Waters Ep 104: Sequin Gun

Dave, Ify Nwadiwe, and Kira Soltanovich
Ify Nwadiwe
Kira Soltanovich
Alexis Dubus
Lou Sanders
Dave Holmes

Ify Nwadiwe, Kira Soltanovich, Lou Sanders and Alexis Dubus join host, Dave Holmes for truly terrible British accents, gender-swapped cover songs, and @Midnight spinoffs

Ify Nwadiwe wants to plug his Twitch channel and recommends up and coming actor John Boyega.

Kira Soltanovich wants to plug her comedy special, You Did This To Me and recommends Paranormal Karen.

Lou Sanders wants to plug An Apology to All the Guys I've Touched and recommends Rachel Stubbings and Luke McQueen's comedy and I Love Dick on Amazon.

Alexis Dubus wants to plug his Bandcamp albums and recommends Stranger than We Can Imagine by John Higgs.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend anything by Robyn.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Christian Dueñas, and Laura Swisher.

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