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Switchblade Sisters Episode 29: The Craft with 'UnREAL' Creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

The Craft

This week's episode was recorded LIVE at Resident in downtown LA, as a part of The Voyager Institute's lecture series. So you may hear some noises in the background that you're not normally accustomed to - audience members laughing, drinks being made, and people having the best night of their lives! We have on the program the co-creator of Lifetime's 'UnREAL', Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. She's on to talk about the beloved, 90's, goth-inspiring masterpiece, The Craft. April and Sarah discuss their love for the campiness of the film and the perfect casting of Fairuza Balk as the evil teenage witch, Nancy. Sarah also elaborates on what it is like running a TV show. She dives into the challenges of directing an episode while also needing to be in the writing room. Plus, she details her journey from working on 'The Bachelor', to ending up in advertising in Portland, to creating her own TV show.

UnREAL is on Lifetime now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Craft

With April Wolfe and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

EP35: Cut Chemist on Cymande's "Cymande" (1972)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Cut Chemist

The Album: Cymande: Cymande (1972)

"Say go DJ, cause that's my DJ..." - Weezy

Cut Chemist is nice with the wax, nice with the loops, nice on the decks. A central figure in West Coast hip hop (Jurassic 5, Ozomotli) and the art of turntablism, both he and his record collection are legendary. While he joined us to talk about British funk pioneer Cymande's 1972 self-titled debut, our conversation covered a myriad of topics including Cut's journey as a crate digger, a record he may or may not have pilfered in 1987, the influence of Chuck Chillout and DJ Red Alert on his development as a DJ, Cymande's seamless genre-fusing and the band's relationship to hip-hop. Needless to say, we went in.

About Cut Chemist:
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8225523/cut-chemist-i...

About Cut's latest album, Die Cut 
https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/03/13/cut-chemist-die-cut-interview/

Oliver's Rolling Stone interview with Cymande:
http://rol.st/1U3YpYS

Cymande website:
http://www.cymandeofficial.com

Show Tracklist (all songs from Cymande unless indicated otherwise):

  • "One More"
  • Cut Chemist: The Audience's Listening "The Garden"
  • Harlem Underground Band: Harlem Underground Band "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba"
  • "Bra"
  • "The Message"
  • "Dove"
  • DJ Chuck Chillout: clip from 98.7 Kiss FM show from 1986
  • Clip from the 1983 film "Wild Style"
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik "Give It Away"
  • "Getting it Back"
  • "The Message"
  • Assagai: Assagai "Telephone Girl"
  • "Dove"
  • "Listen"
  • "Getting it Back"
  • "Zion I"
  • "Rickshaw"
  • Hielo Ardiente: El Original Ritmo Ardiente "Mensaje"
  • The Meters: The Meters "Cissy Strut"
  • "Rastafarian Folk Song"
  • The Fugees: The Score "The Score"
  • De La Soul: 3 Feet High and Rising "Change in Speak"
  • The Doors: L.A. Woman "Riders on the Storm"
  • Tune Yards: Nikki Nack "Water Fountain"
  • Alice in Chains: Facelift "Man in the Box"
  • Cymande: Second Time Round "Bird"
  • Kaidi Tathem: Feed the Cat "Armz R Deh"

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 365: Across State Felines

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Adrienne brings the case against her boyfriend, David. They are going to be attending graduate school in different states and cannot agree on how to handle custody of their two cats. Adrienne says it's more practical for David to take care of them but David thinks Adrienne will miss them too much. Who's right, who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

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Pop Rocket Ep. 176: Baby Got Books w/ Mallory O'Meara

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Mallory O'Meara
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

This week, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson are joined by novelist Mallory O’Meara, host of the Max Fun Podcast Reading Glasses. The gang will discuss books and reading habits.

Mallory is all about is all about the book Text Me When You Get Home, which looks into the myth that women aren’t meant to be friends with other women. Margaret is all about the podcast The Habitat, which tracks people as they live out a simulated mission on Mars to learn that no matter which planet you’re on, living with strangers will always annoy you. Guy is all about the film The Dressmaker, which he fell in love with the only way he knew how: by reading the Wikipedia article. Karen is all about the surprisingly affecting Netflix documentary The Rachel Divide.

In honor of Summer reading season being on the horizon, the panel will discuss what books, magazines and articles have caught their eye lately. Plus they’ll talk about where and how often they love to read, and Mallory will share one book that she absolutely can’t stand.

With Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Karen Tongson and Mallory O’Meara .

That’s My Jam:

Mallory O’Meara - A Perfect Circle - Hourglass.

Karen Tongson- Tears for Fears - Ideas As Opiates

Margaret Wappler - Madonna - Borderline.

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to our Spotify playlists.

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 Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Julian Burrell.

Inside Pop Ep. 124- Deadpool 2, Janet Jackson at the Billboard Awards, Vulture Festival

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Show: 
Inside Pop

We have an embarrassment of pop culture riches this week!

First up, Amita provides a spoiler free review of the box office record breaking Deadpool 2. Sean hasn't seen the film yet, but it doesn't stop him from asking deep probing questions (you guessed it - Josh Brolin's physique is a point of discussion!).

Then, Sean and Amita discuss Janet Jackson's appearance at the Billboard Music Awards. They rate her red carpet look and give what may be considered a surprisingly objective review of her performance.

The Pop Insiders also discuss their time at the two-day pop culture celebration in New York City known as Vulture Festival. They share the inside info they heard at panels featuring the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, Younger, Queer Eye and Queen Sugar.

And in The Big Sell, Sean rates Madison McFerrin's song, "Insane," and sells a new cover song by the one and only Angelique Kidjo.

Plus - a surprise announcement about an appearance the Pop Insiders are making this summer!

Lady to Lady EP. 279 "If You Think It's Creepy-Don't Do It" ft Robyn Morrison

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Robyn Morrison

Robyn Morrison (@RobynSomething) joins the ladies to talk about cults, Barbara meets a vampire, Brandie Bar hops theme bars, they practice their sexy voices, and tell you how to socially navigate parties. Produced by Kailynn West, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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The Adventure Zone and Wonderful! Jumbotrons are back!

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We're excited to announce the reopening of Jumbotron spots for The Adventure Zone and Wonderful!

We're so, so grateful for the support and community that has grown around the shows, and that listeners like you have been supporting each other and the shows via Jumbotrons. But because of the overwhelming demand (seriously, our servers crashed last time), we need to limit how many Jumbotrons are sold at any one time. Otherwise, someone who purchased a message today might not hear that message read until sometime in 2019, and that isn't what we're going for.

We've heard your feedback on the process and we're trying something new this time around - a Jumbotron raffle that will let you enter for a chance to purchase a Jumbotron without having to worry about clicking faster than someone else.

Starting Thursday, May 24 at 12:01am Pacific, you can go to http://maximumfun.org/jumbotronraffle to enter for the chance to buy a Jumbotron that is expected - but not guaranteed - to air during the 2nd half of 2018. The raffle closes on Thursday, June 14 at 11:59pm Pacific, and after that, we'll do a drawing to see who will be eligible to purchase a message.

For complete details, please visit http://maximumfun.org/jumbotronraffle. And if you have any questions after that, feel free to email me at daniel@maximumfun.org!

Wonderful! Ep. 35: Jackbutt

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Show: 
Wonderful!

Rachel's favorite article about self-compassion! Griffin's favorite round bread! Rachel's favorite upcoming album! Griffin's favorite music for chill vibes!

Music:
"Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya
Snail Mail: https://snailmailbaltimore.bandcamp.com/
Louie Zong: https://louiezong.bandcamp.com/

Emily V Gordon in “Good Old Friendly Time”

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Show: 
Jonah Raydio
Guests: 
Emily V Gordon
Guests: 
Neil Mahoney
Guests: 
Jonah Ray
Guests: 
Cash Hartzell

This week writer, producer, North Carolinian and old friend Emily V Gordon comes by. Spoiler warning for The Streets 2004 Album “A Grand Don’t Come For Free”. We talked a bunch of stuffs and boy howdy was it a swell time.

We talk talking with friends, taping down man boobs, NIN throwback ticketing techniques. We caught up on what Emily’s playing these days and Jonah recommends the game Florence and the old webisodes of Emilys old podcast The Indoor Kids. We go over what not to say in a submission email and Emily reveals her reasons for hating “the healing properties of Sugar Rios”.

Oh and it was Yamishiro

SONGS

Revelator- Fanfare

Werebear- Bear Clan

Dos Cobros- Dead Men Have No Breath

Jesus Christ, Bob!- If I Wake Up Don’t Wake Me

Bully- Feel The Same

Kevin Fuentes- 23

Nicholas Ralg- IT’s Too Late

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