Sara Shaefer, Will Weldon, Nat Luurtsema and David Reed join host, Dave Holmes for post-Olympic pop culture quizzing, back to school records from either side of the Atlantic and re-boot pitches for Mad Max and Call the Midwife.
Sara Shaefer wants to plug her comedy album Chrysalis and says you can hear about her upcoming projects via Twitter – she's @SaraShaefer1. Sara recommends Rory Scovel's special on Seeso and Lindy West's latest book, Shrill.
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's new book Party of One is available for pre-sale now.
Dave would like to recommend Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's novel The Nest.
You've heard the phrase plenty of times in your life: "Drink more water!" But our guest on this week's podcast dispels that myth.
Professor Tamara Hew-Butler, who appears on the Adam Ruins Football episode of the TV show, studies how too much water while exercising can actually be dangerous. Her research at Oakland University specifically focuses on excess water and hyponatremia, a potentially fatal condition when your body holds too much water.
Adam and Tamara discuss the myth of drinking eight glasses of water a day, Adam's lessons from his very long, first marathon, and Tamara's hilariously unorthodox lab experiments.
Judy files suit against her husband, Jayson, because he has stopped giving her Mother's Day cards. Jayson argues that she’s not his mother, so he shouldn’t be held responsible. Judy believes he should be setting a good example for their kids and would like to feel appreciated. Who's right? Who's wrong?
With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!
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Click here for an article on Mother's Day history. As Jayson says, “Not one word of wife, only a child honoring his/her mother. Plus, origins in Greek methodology and roman history similar to Saint Valentine’s Day, which now like Mother’s Day, should not be celebrated by Jews due to its pagan origins.”
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It’s finally going to happen, people. Many songs enter, but only one jam can be crowned the Song of the Summer. Guy, Oliver, Margaret, and Wynter bring their picks and some suggestions from the Facebook group and discuss what really makes a summer jam. Writer and analyst Chris Molanphy comes in with hard data to see what is objectively the Song of the Summer. Sia, Calvin Harris, DNCE, Lizzo, and so many more are brought into the fight. Who wins? The answer may shock you.
That’s My [Podcast] Jam:
Carrie Poppy (@CarriePoppyYES, host of "Oh No, Ross and Carrie") joins the ladies to discuss Clippy, costumes, being hungry, drunk Snapchatting, Tom Jones, middle names and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.
Hello Buddies! First, we wanted to make this clear: we LOVE the apocalypse. Like, we LIKE like the apocalypse. You can tell, because we do a whole show about it! In this week's Would You Rather, WYR square off against a werewolf or a vampire? In This Or That/Swagnarock/Is It Worth It? (we really need to nail down a segment title...) we test out and compare higher end and budget headlamps! In this week's Would You Do It, check out ZombieFunNearYou.org and the Nerd Out app! Our Buddy in the Bunker this week is the hilarious Joseph Scrimshaw. Joseph joins us to chat Stranger Things, Zombie resource management and childhood survival! Enjoy and don't forget to share!
When Data has a child out of wedlock, the Captain is furious. But when an Admiral from Child Protective Services decides to come take away the bouncing baby android, Picard goes into full blown lawyer mode. What are Riker’s intentions towards Data’s daughter? Can Picard just routinely defy Starfleet? It’s an episode with more Kevin Uxbridge than the Kevin Uxbridge episode.
As we head into the Labor Day weekend, Mark and Hal grab a frisbee and head out to the local cookout. But should they get hamburgers or hot dogs when they get there? They break it down and emerge with a clear victor!
Going to Dragon Con in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend? Come see Hal at his panels & performances and visit him on the Walk of Fame where he'll be signing and selling. Find all of the details here!
Also, Hal and Mark are doing another live show in NYC on Sunday, October 9th, with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Carter Parton Rogers, and more! Get tickets here.
It's the littlest Smirl sister's 16th birthday! In order to celebrate, the older sisters recount their own sixteenth birthday parties which seem to include an odd amount of psychological terror. So light those candles and get to partying with all three of the coolest sisters around!
Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
Hello wonderful friends! This week we would like to introduce you to our NEW PRODUCER ALEXIS! Like a dog's favorite tennis ball, she is quite a CATCH. We think you're going to really like her. Also she wrote that bad catch joke, not us. This week's Mutt Minute features a classic pooch: the Golden Retriever! Allegra brings us some great Dog News about "Audience dogs." Plus, Renee gives an exciting update about the Goldendoodles in her life in Dogs We Met! Enjoy!
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