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Stop Podcasting Yourself 345 - Debra DiGiovanni

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Debra DiGiovanni

Debra DiGiovanni returns to talk Los Angeles, Nick Nolte, and bubbles.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Elvis Mitchell and Bob Edwards

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Bullseye
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Elvis Mitchell
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Damian Kulash

Elvis Mitchell, Film Critic

Elvis Mitchell is film critic, best known as the host of KCRW’s "The Treatment". Since 1996 he’s interviewed scores of film industry writers, actors and directors on the show. He’s even gone into filmmaking for himself, producing a series of documentaries about race and success called The Black List.

But don’t mistake Mitchell’s tastes for being conventional. He may very well be the only critic in America quoted as enjoying the film Pootie Tang.

He’ll talk about the interplay between television and film, how he got his start in pop culture and why he was arrested on the Canadian border with Cuban cigars and $15 thousand in cash.

You can listen to The Treatment every week on KCRW and on iTunes

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This segment originally aired 06/26/2012


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Damian Kulash with "The Song That Changed My Life"

OK Go is band who broke out in 2006 with a hugely popular homemade video for their single "A Million Ways".

Lead singer and guitarist Damian Kulash talks to us about one of the moments that led him to his place in music- hearing "Rockit" by jazz legend Herbie Hancock of the 1983 album Future Shock.

OK Go just released a new album. It’s called Hungry Ghosts.

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This segment originally aired 08/24/2011


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Bob Edwards: Broadcasting Icon

Bob Edwards was around at the very, very beginning of NPR. He was the original host of Morning Edition back in 1979 and stuck with public radio for decades. His interviews and insight earned him the Peabody award in 1999 and cemented him as a broadcasting icon.

In 2004 Edwards was controversially removed from his hosting job. Listeners didn’t take kindly to it, but Edwards was quick to move on- to satellite radio. For almost a decade The Bob Edwards Show aired daily on Sirius XM. And a weekend version of the award-winning program was aired on public radio stations via Public Radio International.

Production of The Bob Edwards Show ended in September. To celebrate Edwards’ 40-year career, Jesse will play his 2005 conversation with him. Edwards will talk about his early days at NPR and why he stuck with non-commercial radio for so long.

Reruns of The Bob Edwards Show can still be heard on Sirius XM and on iTunes.

This segment originally aired 08/27/2005

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Outshot: Ric Burns' Coney Island

Ever feel nostalgia for a time or place that you never even experienced firsthand? That’s what Jesse felt after watching Ric Burns’ documentary Coney Island, a beautiful portrait of America caught somewhere between its past and its future.

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This segment originally aired 05/27/2013

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 348: Yucky Alvin with Tim Kalpakis and Mike Mitchell

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Tim Kalpakis
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Mike Mitchell

Tim Kalpakis and Mike Mitchell from the sketch group The Birthday Boys join Jordan and Jesse for a discussiobn of childhood fears, In Living Color, and Jesse's newest license plate sighting.

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Emily Gordon/Matt McCarthy

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Baby Geniuses
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Hello babies! This week, writer/producer/bad-ass Emily Gordon tells us all about the Harlem Globetrotters and praises the showmanship of GWAR. Then, Bob Dylan expert Stacy George enumerates Dylan's more obscure career accomplishments. Plus! Halloween costume stories! The most unusual deaths of all time (mostly falling butt first)! And a performance from a surprise musical guest/living legend!

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Emily Gordon

Matt McCarthy

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MBMBaM 223: Bro's Better, Bro's Best Ch. 46-61

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With Griffin in Japan, we've generated yet another Best of collection for you, our beloved family. Also: New live show announcement! Tickets on sale here at 12 pm EDT Monday, Oct. 27 (that's today!)

Suggested Talking Points:

5:03 — ThorWatch 2011

6:15 — Adult Teen Baby

8:39 — He’ll Have a Salad

12:45 — Teen CEO Month

17:00 — GriffinSpaceJam.com

19:55 — How to Hire an Alf

24:55 — Forever a Whitford, Nary a Cooper

25:30 — Good Names for Twins

31:25 — Studio 54 For Kids

38:20 — Money Zone

45:00 — Just Ask Her, Dummy

47:33 — The Strategic Home Improvement Reserve

51:20 — Sexually Attracted to Numbers

56:45 — Could I Take Tyra Banks?

1:00:17 — Can A Yeti Accept Jesus?

1:06:00 — We Didn’t Start the Fire 2

1:11:20 — Destroying The Perfect Horse

1:19:50 — Pasta Party 2011//The Pussycat Dolls

1:24:25 — Wonka.

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TS156: Flat Tires, Extensions, Jillian Michaels, Luxury Pink Washing

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Throwing Shade

If you've ever wanted to see a wig with teeth, you've come to the right place. In addition to showing off toothy hair extensions, Erin tackles the ridiculous things people sell in the name of breast cancer, and Bryan looks at fitness guru's Jillian Michaels' recent comments that she sometimes wishes she wasn't gay. Also, do you buy your jewelry at the grocery store? 

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Throwing Shade #63: The Biggest Loser & Pink-Washing

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If you've ever wanted to see a wig with teeth, you've come to the right place. In addition to showing off toothy hair extensions, Erin tackles the ridiculous things people sell in the name of breast cancer, and Bryan looks at fitness guru's Jillian Michaels' recent comments that she sometimes wishes she wasn't gay. Also, do you buy your jewelry at the grocery store?

EP. 96 "Mammal Please" ft. Page Hurwitz

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Baby Geniuses
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Page Hurwitz

Page Hurwitz (@PageHurwitz) joins the ladies to discuss summer camps, Geena Davis, IQ tests, blogging, spiders, Ugly Betty and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 181: Amicus Grief

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Will brings the case against his friend Moby. Moby has constructed a "friendship and acquaintance theory" that helps her navigate the relationships in her life. She's entirely upfront about which people in her life are acquaintances, and which are friends. She says it helps her maintain better relationships. Will thinks Moby has gone overboard with the theory, and it's alienating her from other people. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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

WHERE CAN I SEE JUDGE HODGMAN IN REAL LIFE?

Great question! Judge Hodgman is out on the road right now, touring the Midwest and Northeast United States! Chicago! Milwaukee! Akron! Hartford! and more. Find a tourdate in your area here!

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Moby's Friendship Quiz

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Ross and Carrie Meet Jon Ronson: Butt Edition

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BONUS MAXFUNWEEK EPISODE! In this special interview episode, Carrie has a chat with Jon Ronson, bestselling author of The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test, and Frank. And by a chat, we mean they devise horribly accusatory questions and make each other take lie detector tests. It's all fun and games until Jon's butt gets brought up. Plus, hear Ross' reactions as he listens along with you!

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