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How To Books

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Still Buffering

The third Smirl sister, Teylor, is back again this week to discuss one of the trio's favorite hobbies, reading. Join the sisters as they discuss their favorite books, past required reading for school, and somehow end up connecting the world of Grease to that of Harry Potter.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

CIPYD 39: Hank Green and Dog Butts

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Hank Green

Oh goodness, this is a good one folks! We are so excited for you to hear it! Once Allegra and Renee put their "Great Dane Kiss" feud aside, we really get into some great stuff! Allegra tells you all about the dog butts she met this week! Spoiler, we say butts A LOT! Learn all about Basenjis in this week's Mutt Minute! We're joined this week by internet royalty! Vlogger, podcaster and awesome guy Hank Green joins us to tell all about his adventures with owning animals! Listen, enjoy and don't forget to share with all your friends

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Nick Hornby & Luis Guzmán

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Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl', Creativity and Ambition

Nick Hornby became famous as a literary writer for men. His first three books were about guys, fans specifically, Fever Pitch was a memoir about Hornby’s love of soccer; High Fidelity was about a record store owner, struggling with love. About A Boy was about a sort of boyish man tending to a mannish boy.

Hornby has since written several other books and screenplays, including Oscar nominees An Education and Brooklyn.

His recent novel, Funny Girl, is about a working class young woman in the 1960s who leaves her small town in search of a career on television, and her success on a BBC sitcom.

Nick Hornby sat down with Jesse to talk about why he set his novel in the mid-60s (and why its protagonist is a woman), personal ambition and creativity, and what it's like to be a Hollywood dinner guest.

Funny Girl is available now in paperback.

The interview originally aired in March 2015.


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Luis Guzmán on 'The Part'

Luis Guzmán is a veteran character actor. But back in the early 1990s, he was still working as a social worker on the Lower East Side, and acting was more of a side gig. Then he got a role that put him on the map -- the thuggish sidekick Pachanga in the 1993 movie Carlito's Way.

As Guzmán tells it, everything crystallized with that role.

You can currently see Luis Guzmán in the role of Jesse Sallander on the CBS hospital drama, Code Black. On the show, he plays the role of the trauma unit’s senior nurse, affectionately referred to as “Momma”.

The interview originally aired in March 2015.

The Outshot: Devil in a Blue Dress

Jesse explains why Easy Rawlins, of Devil in A Blue Dress, is a different breed of private detective.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 422 - Mark Little

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Mark Little

Comedian Mark Little returns to talk Power Rangers, Skype interviews, and April Fools. Also, the return of Celebrity Crush Hat.

Download episode 422 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 299: The Shorting Hat

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This is it: The end of an era. In this episode, we put the opening chapter of the MBMBaM experience behind us. Join us for a deep gaze into the TIME PORTAL, where all possible podcast futures will be revealed.

Suggested talking points: The End of Vol. 1, Sunglasses Discovery, Yahoo's Demise, Hogshorts, Check Revival, Stink Jacket

Christine Nangle / Zach Sims

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Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Christine Nangle
Guests: 
Zach Sims

Hello babies!

We dish out on who shouldn't listen to our show! They probably aren't listening to our show anyways. We're horrified by Microsoft's teenage girl chatbot that learns how to communicate from humans. SPOILER ALERT: It's totally racist! Somebody had a very elegant three piece tweed suit tailored for their horse, and about a million people sent it in. We're joined by writer Christine Nangle who lives really close to us. It’s never too early to get ready for the holidays, so we’ve started feeding our Tió de Nadal early to maximize the number of gifts it will shit out. On Expert Hour, Chuck Daniels teaches us how to speak with authority, especially when you don't know what you're talking about. Confidence is key, babies!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Christine Nangle
Zach Sims

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 424: The Hammer Principle with Ron Funches

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Ron Funches

Jordan and Jesse start the show with a discussion of what makes a good elementary school, Jesse's homework related trauma, and a kid named Pirate. Then comedian and actor Ron Funches joins in to talk about Jordan's strategy to approach an attractive Scientologist, the status of WWE these days, and Fred Durst's online dating profile.

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 6): The Celebrity Center

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We can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than to enjoy a nice brunch at the Scientology Celebrity Center. We can think of few worse ways than to attend a breaking-into-the-industry seminar that starts 40 minutes late and goes for two hours. Find out how Tom Hanks made it big, and learn how to maximize your confront!

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Sawbones: Earwax

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, we make earwax way, way worse before we remove all of it. Well, most of it. You gotta leave some you know, it's good for you. Eh, you should probably just listen.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Hotels and B&Bs

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Shmanners

Welcome! Checking in? May I carry your podcast luggage to your room? This episode is all about Hotels and B&Bs! Listen as we unfold the intricacies of tipping! How to behave at Continental Breakfasts! Learn about American versus European style hotels. Speaking of, whats makes a motel a motel? Do you have to get dressed to go to the pool? Can you bring in outside food? When should you complain about noisy neighbors? Well, this is your room. **clears throat, holds out hand** Oh thank you! Enjoy and share with your friends!

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