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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: DJ Quik

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Bullseye
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DJ Quik

If you're in Los Angeles, you've got less than 48 hours to buy tickets to Bullseye with Jesse Thorn LIVE on Wednesday, October 15th at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Featuring conversation with Rob Corddry (Wedlock, Childrens Hospital) and Dan Harmon (Community, Harmontown), music from Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, Watkins Family Hour), comedy from Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program) and Andy Kindler (Maron, Letterman) and more! Plus, your ticket gets you a free beer after the show at our meet-and-greet sponsored by NPR's Generation Listen.

Tickets are going fast - get yours now, and we'll see you there!


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DJ Quik Talks About Bollywood Samples, Life Imitating Art, and Hairstyles

DJ Quik is one of the most prolific figures in West Coast hip hop. He's a great rapper, but first and foremost, he's always considered himself a producer. He's produced some of the most inventive samples and beats of the genre. And even though he geeks out about latest and greatest studio equipment, he's always used whatever it takes to capture the sound he wants -- even if it means recording a music sample with a VCR.

Quik first made a name for himself in the hip hop scene in the late 80's and early 90's, handing out homemade mix tapes and deejaying around Los Angeles. He's since released ten albums, and produced records for everyone from Tupac, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit to Tony! Toni! Toné!.

He'll talk about why a leaked record and a couple of guns made him realize he needed a new circle of friends, why he never wants to stop making pretty beats for his records and his inspiration for his awesome, awesome hairstyles over the years.

DJ Quik's new record is The Midnight Life. It's available now.

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Comedy: Cameron Esposito Explains Why Difference is Good

America is a place of differences. And in an excerpt from her new stand up comedy album, Cameron Esposito explains why we should celebrate that.

Esposito's new record is called Same Sex Symbol. It's available now from Kill Rock Stars Records and on iTunes. She's also one of the co-hosts of the action and sci-fi podcast Wham Bam Pow.

The Outshot: Skymaul 2

Have you ever picked up and actually flipped through one of those in-flight catalogs? Well, the sketch comedy group Kasper Hauser takes all of the grotesque and excessive product offerings of Skymall, and brings them to another level in Skymaul 2: Where America Buys His Stuff.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 343 - Colt Cabana

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Colt Cabana

Colt Cabana returns to talk Newfoundland wrestling, Dr. Phil, and fancy drinks.

Download episode 343 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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Baby Geniuses Ep. 74- Pat Cassels/Eliza Skinner

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Baby Geniuses
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Pat Cassels
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Eliza Skinner

Hey babies! This week's guest is College Humor writer and Taylor Swift enthusiast Pat Cassels! He tells us all about his love of the Shake It Off singer. Then, pasta expert Kelsey Barnes (aka Eliza Skinner) schools us on where the character of a pasta lies: the shapes. Plus! Child haters! Ghostbusters! And how to rob a bank in the worst way!

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 346: Boot Candy with Travis McElroy

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Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's recent showdown at a wedding, Travis's move across the country, and current and future "dad" music.

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Misfits

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RISK!
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Ken Reid
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Jessie Chappe
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Erik Hoofnagle

Ken Reid, Jessie Chappe, and Erik Hoofnagle tell about the many ways they just don't fit in.

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People We Wish Had A Podcast Pt.2 | EP#34

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The Goosedown
Guests: 
Louis Katz

Guest Louis Katz (comic) sits in w/ The Goosedown as Kim & Jasper discuss people that they wish had a podcast.

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MBMBaM 221: Jareth Defense Tactics

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The skills you learn in today's episode may very well save your life. Sorry, not "skills" - "skill," singular. That skill is, of course, contact juggling.

Suggested talking points: Hatsune Miku, Greeting Card Resale Market, Saving the Store, A Dime Bag of Hummus, Down the Oubliette, The Giving Tree Ruined, Chicken Venting, Runes N' Crystals, Molting

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 71 - The Machine

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, the band is back together once again to review the shoestring budget, sci-fi flick The Machine; Rhea looks back at a movie that made her; and Cameron admits she doesn't get David Lynch (there's a pretty reasonable explanation for that).

Ricky recommends you visit harveyfriends.com and help out if you can.

Cameron's album is available RIGHT NOW on iTunes -- be sure to pick it up!

Next week, we will be watching Killing Them Softly, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

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One Bad Mother Episode 76: Me, Myself & I...and My Baby, plus guest Lisa Mourgess

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Lisa Mourgess

Biz and Theresa wonder what you're supposed to do when you can’t take the time for yourself that everyone wants you to take unless you have the baby with you. Is it possible to have restorative time for ourselves...while we're with our babies? Plus, kissing in kindergarten, everyone is being a dick to mom, and we talk with Lisa Mourgess about parenting techniques, homeschooling, Down syndrome, and what it's like to have seven kids.

Lisa’s Blog is Life As I Know It: http://www.lisamorguess.com/

All of Lisa’s Scary Mommy posts are here: http://www.scarymommy.com/author/lisa-morguess/

Lisa on Twitter: @LisaMorguess

Upcoming listener meet-ups!

PHILLY: Saturday, October 11th at 11:30AM at Smith Memorial Playground. Look for Missy in her Green Bay Packers shirt.

AUSTIN: Potluck on Saturday, October 18 at 11 am @ Little Stacy Park. The meet-up organizer will have a star-shaped balloon so people can spot the group.

LA / SoCAL: Playground hang with Biz and Theresa on Saturday, October 18 at 11am @ Brookside Park (aka The Pirate Park) right behind the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena.

Interested in having a OBM meet-up in your area? Email theresa at maximum fun dot org.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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People We Wish Had A Podcast Pt.1 | EP#33

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The Goosedown

Kim & Jasper discuss people that they wish had a podcast.

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