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Pop Rocket: Episode 023 Women’s World Cup & #ThatGamingCism

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Four Quadrants by Oliver Wang
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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Margaret Wappler
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Oliver Wang
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Jesse Thorn

MaxFun boss Jesse Thorn drops by for a #ThatCism update focussing on the lack of diversity in computer games characters. Plus the team share their favorite movies, TV shows or songs about their hometowns.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Ascension Millenium by Corey Feldman
Oliver Wang - Nate by Vince Staples
Margaret Wappler - Swimming Pool by Emmy the Great

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

Other useful links this week…

Colorblind: On Witcher 3, Rust, and gaming's race problem by Tauriq Moosa
On The Witcher 3, Race, and Historicity by Austin Walker

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 101 - The Core

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, Rhea and Ricky scrape the bottom of the news barrel, Ricky shares What's Poppin', and we were all jonesing for a new (old) disaster flick, right? We take a look at 2003's The Core.

Next week we'll be watching SPY which is in theaters now!

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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TS189:The Tonys, Jupiter Ascending, Female Viagra, Sen. Jason Rapert, w/ Guest Emily Gordon

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Throwing Shade

Way to go "Fun Home"! Such a better way to spend your time than watching "Jupiter Ascending", unless you're using drugs, then it's a toss up. This week, we explore the pros and cons of female boner medicine and why the FDA is suddenly so into her, and Arkan-sass Senator Jason Rapert has a full blown Facebook all caps meltdown when Conway City refuses to move their anti-Christian Pride Parade set to take place on the Lord's brunch time. Plus, we talk to comedy writer Emily Gordon about therapy, her new book, Super You, and how she feels about outdoor furniture. Let the haters begin! 

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 214: The Santa Suit

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Andy brings the case against his wife Virginia. Andy wants to share the spirit of Christmas and Santa all year long. Virginia wants to restrict it to the holiday season. Who's right? Who's wrong? (P.S. Parents who may be listening with children, this case deals with Santa! You catch our drift?)

Jeff Herbert named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Jeff!

VIEW THE EVIDENCE FOR THIS CASE
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EP. 128 "Typical Leo" ft. Marlena Barker

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Lady to Lady
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Marlena Barker

Marlena Barker (facebook.com/GnarlyMarleyDee) joins the ladies to discuss spitting fire, Miley Cyrus, Brooklyn Jews, confessions, crushes and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

Email us your Lady Problem at ladytolady@maximumfun.org

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Sawbones: Medical TV (Part 2)

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee finish their scattershot history of medical TV. An episode that even the most squeamish listener won't be yucked out by!

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Question and Answer!

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Hello Buddies! Welcome to our first "Audience Questions" episode! This week, it's all about YOU! This episode is chock full of your questions, corrections and feedback! Zombies in the frozen North? Boondock Saints? Giant aliens versus human sized? What's our Mad Max car look like? How did Travis enjoy Pan's Labyrinth? All this and MORE! Enjoy!!!!

To donate to Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

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And don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

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Question and Answer!

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Hello Buddies! Welcome to our first "Audience Questions" episode! This week, it's all about YOU! This episode is chock full of your questions, corrections and feedback! Zombies in the frozen North? Boondock Saints? Giant aliens versus human sized? What's our Mad Max car look like? How did Travis enjoy Pan's Labyrinth? All this and MORE! Enjoy!!!!

To donate to Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

To buy a special message on Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Baron Davis & Paul Dano

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Baron Davis
Guests: 
Paul Dano

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And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.


Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

"How Hard Are You Willing to Play for Nothing?" NBA All-Star Turned Documentarian Baron Davis on 'The Drew', LA's Pro-Am League

Baron Davis is a two-time NBA All-Star. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, and went on to play for several other teams before his most recent stint in the New York Knicks. He was barely middle-school age when he started playing in the Drew League, a pro-am league named after Charles R. Drew Junior High School in South Los Angeles. The Drew was a place for amateurs to play competitively, to begin careers, and help build existing ones. A number of NBA players, including Baron Davis, have returned to the Drew in the off-season to hone their skills. The Drew has also fostered a sense of community, and created a safe haven away from gang activity.

Davis joins us to talk about his early days in the Drew, recovering from injury, and why he turned to filmmaking.

The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce has its world premiere at the LA Film Festival this week.

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Paul Dano on Capturing Brian Wilson's Essence, Slapping Daniel Day-Lewis and Turning 30

The new biopic Love & Mercy shows Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys during two different periods of his life. Paul Dano plays Wilson during the production of the critically acclaimed album Pet Sounds, as Wilson experiments with drugs and descends a bit into darkness. John Cusack plays Wilson in the late 80s and early 90s, as he suffers under the control of his legal guardian and struggles to wrest himself free.

Dano takes on Wilson's quiet spirit and gives us a glimpse into the mind of a musical innovator. His past work includes a breakout role as a silent teenager in Little Miss Sunshine, a novelist in Ruby Sparks, a power-hungry young preacher in There Will Be Blood and an overseer in 12 Years a Slave.

He joins us to talk about how physically playing music helped him connect to his character, feeling out the dynamics of Wilson's relationship with his father, playing opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood and what's changed since he turned 30.

Love & Mercy is in theaters now.

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The Outshot: Finding the Heart of a Song in Five Notes with "The Plum Blossom"

Jesse explains why he loves "The Plum Blossom", a beautiful song Yusef Lateef wrote for an instrument that only produces five notes.

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RISK! #637: Boyhood

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Wonder Dave, Ray Christian, and David Crabb share tales of times before they were men.
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RISK!
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Wonder Dave
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Ray Christian
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David Crabb
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