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We Got This LIVE – The Best Muppet Show Episode with John Hodgman & Craig Shemin

10/09/2017 - 12:30 - 14:30
New York
Venue Name: 
Museum of the Moving Image

One of the most beloved TV series of all time, the Peabody- and Emmy-award winning Muppet Show still impacts audiences around the world. With the help of guests John Hodgman (The Daily Show, The Areas of My Expertise, Judge John Hodgman, Vacationland) and Craig Shemin (writer and President of The Jim Henson Legacy), Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin will review the list of finalists chosen by the fans and determine once and for all which episode reigns supreme in a live recording of their popular podcast on the Maximum Fun Network, followed immediately by a screening of the winning episode.

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The Adventure Zone: Live in San Diego!


The Tres Horny Boys are dropped into a deadly virtual training program modeled after a classic D&D adventure. With the help of the Chat, can they make it through Lucas' trap-filled dungeon before their lives run out?

Ep 16 - A Large Latte and a Translated Book Please plus Translator Didi Chanoch!

Reading Glasses
Didi Chanoch

This episode, Brea and Mallory discuss translated fiction, interview publisher and translator Didi Chanoch, and Brea thinks you should eat some pancakes. Use the hashtag #TranslatedBookLove on Instagram and Twitter to participate in online discussion!

Links -

Language of Laughter Facebook

Didi Chanoch
Nova Press
Hugo Noms 2018 Wiki
Women in Translation

Shana Dubois

PEN Translated Book Prize

Best Translated Book Award

Gray Wolf Press

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Come to our next live show on 11/12 starring Patton Oswalt and David Koechner in scripts by Rob Schrab and Adam McKay & Chris Henchy. Ticket link:

Still Buffering: How to Let Go

Still Buffering

Just like Elsa, there are a lot of things we let go of, like friends, grudges, and even relationships. But does that get harder as we grow older or is it hardest as a teenager? This week, the sisters are answering that question for you and also discovering that Sydnee has never seen one of THE most important movies of all time?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Professor Natasha Dow Schüll On How Casinos & Slot Machines Are Designed to Facilitate Gambling Addiction


When it comes to gambling, there's a perception people get addicted because there's always that glimmer of hope they can hit the big jackpot. But according to our podcast guest, Natasha Dow Schüll, many gamblers, and more specifically many slot machine gamblers, get addicted because they're in the "zone" - the feeling players describe when they're completely absorbed in a game. They don't really care about winning; rather they want to escape the world and become subsumed in their game.
Natasha, who appeared on Adam Ruins Vacations, says casinos also facilitate this addiction by designing the most optimal gambling experience which keeps gamblers playing...and playing...and playing. This ranges from the perambulant layout of the casinos themselves to the ergonomic design of the slot machine chairs, to the games' false wins that create an illusion of winning. Casinos are now even taking advantage of big data systems which track users' gambling preferences to incentivize players to stay in their chairs as long as possible. Like most other serious addictions, gambling addiction has dangerous ramifications; it can lead to divorce, bankruptcy, jail time and even suicide, so it's important that these casinos are monitored in some fashion.
Natasha is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is also the author of Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at
Produced by Shara Morris for

Judge John Hodgman Episode 330: Planted Evidence


Max files suit against his mother, Mercedes. When Mercedes sees a plant she likes out in the world, she takes a clipping home to plant in her garden. Max says this is stealing but Mercedes disagrees. She thinks plants in public spaces are fair game! Who's right? Who's wrong?


Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

Thank you to Alex Callard & Megan Hodgkiss for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Pop Rocket Episode 141: Fall TV Preview 2017

Pop Rocket
Louis Virtel
Alonso Duralde
Karen Tongson
Margaret Wappler

This week, we reside in Paris, France and it's our annual Fall TV preview! Louis, Karen and Alonso give us the lowdown on all the new shows they're excited about (Star Trek: Discovery, Will & Grace, 9JKL, 90's House), the shows they don't really want to see (Young Sheldon, Dynasty), and returning faves (The Good Wife, Grey's Anatomy, American Housewife, This Is Us).

Plus, Margaret Wappler calls in to tell us about the pop culture she's been taking in since she's become a mom (hey Silas!) Alonso can't stop talking about "Ex Libris" Karen is all about the sapphic/sapphic-adjacent content on the Emmy's, and Louis reads a bit of Olivia de Havilland's letter to Ryan Murphy

That’s My Jam:

Karen Tongson - The Carpenters - Maybe It's You
Alonso Duralde - Liza Minnelli - Don't Drop Bombs
Louis Virtel - The Dixie Chicks - Don't Let Me Die in Florida

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

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 Christian Dueñas and Casey O'Brienfor

Lindy West / Nate Fernald

Baby Geniuses
Lindy West
Nate Fernald

Hello babies!

Maybe this is actually our five year anniversary show? I’m a little confused. Anyways, Emily celebrated a different anniversary recently by staying at the Disneyland hotel and accomplishing the impossible: eating the correct amount of edibles. Lisa recently watched The Craft (1996) and got nightmares. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Frozen Dead Guy Days," an annual celebration held in the town of Nederland, Colorado, to loosely celebrate the 1994 discovery of the cryonic statecorpse of Bredo Morstoel. We welcome Lindy West, who has the very continental Gilbert's Syndrome. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Hollywood's #1 party boy Chud Cubner.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Lindy West
Nate Fernald

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