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Getting Curious Episode 18: What's Life Like in Brazil?

Getting Curious
Jonathan Van Ness
Carla Dauden

Jonathan sits down with director Carla Dauden to talk about Brazil's political parties, life in favelas, and Carla's new documentary, The Discarded: A Tale of Two Rios. Plus, Jonathan finds out about the Bernie Sanders of Uruguay.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Carla Dauden.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for

Pop Rocket 82: Reality Competition Shows with Melissa Villaseñor

Oliver, Wynter, Melissa Villaseñor, and Guy
Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Oliver Wang
Wynter Mitchell
Melissa Villasenor

Guy, Oliver, and Wynter are joined by special guest, comedian and actress Melissa Villaseñor to talk about reality competition shows! Is Shark Tank any good? Are we still allowed to like The Apprentice? How “real” are these reality shows anyway? Also, Guy has a few words to say on Star Trek, Melissa talks about her AGT experience, Wynter is a huge fan of this year’s Comic-Con, and Oliver gives us a preview of his special “kitchen sink” mix for donors.
Regular host Margaret Wappler’s book is available now and is currently on tour! Find it at your local independent bookstore or buy it HERE. Check her website for tour dates.
The search for the Song of the Summer is still underway. Look for the official thread on the Pop Rocket Facebook group and submit your pick!

That’s My Jam:

Melissa Villaseñor - Pierce the Veil - Circles
Oliver Wang - The Chipmunks sing Human Nature
Wynter Mitchell - Soundgarden – Rusty Cage
Guy Branum - Avers - Vampire (as suggested by Suzanne Lowery on the Facebook group)

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

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and guest Melissa Villaseñor.

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 Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for

EP. 185 "The Slippery Whatever" ft. Julia Nunes

Lady to Lady
Julia Nunes

Julia Nunes (@JuliaNunes) joins the ladies to discuss sleeping, weight loss, infomercials, making out, Barbies and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Barter and Trade!


Hello Buddies! We've got a new episode for you, but it's cost ya! One pack of waterproof matches and a bar of soap and we'll call it a deal! You see, after the apocalypse, money won't be worth the paper it's printed on! We'll need to trade and barter items that we actually use and need. Duct Tape? Ammunition? Water? Start stockpiling now so you can trade in the future! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Ep 53: Slathered in Middler (S3E6)


When the ship gets stuck in some mud, Geordi is the only person onboard ship who gets put to work on saving the crew. Naturally, he makes himself a virtual girlfriend to help out along the way. Will Picard try to steal her like he stole Minuet? Has Chief O’Brien found the best way yet to kiss Picard’s ass? Was Geordi just drunk the entire time? It’s the episode where Adam talks about an uncomfortable date he went on.

#74 - Best Doctor


So many people have asked us to do a Best Doctor episode, that we felt we had to oblige. Will your favorite come out on top? Only one way to find out...

Magic Lessons Season 2 is coming to Maximum Fun, this Friday, 7/29!


In Season 2 of Magic Lessons the author Elizabeth Gilbert offers wisdom and advice to artists trying to overcome creative obstacles. To help these writers, poets, dancers, and comedians she enlists the help of several friends including Sarah Jones, Neil Gaiman, Gary Shteyngart, Amy Purdy, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Stanton, Mark Nepo, Martha Beck, and Glennon Doyle Melton. Magic Lessons are roadmaps for the path to creativity, the extra nudge we need when we’re feeling stuck in our creative lives. The podcast grew out of Gilbert's book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, published by Riverhead.

Season 2 launches Friday, July 29th! Listen to a promo below, and subscribe to the RSS feed ( or in iTunes!

MAGIC LESSONS art courtesy of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

CIPYD 53: Joan Ford and Wool Dogs

Joan Ford
Becca Murray

Hoo boy! It sure is hot out there folks! Don't worry, we're not gonna let that stop us from bringing you another great episode! In Dogs We Met This Week, hear all about Cici the Dog! Bonus, you can learn about Renee's hypothetical brain dog! In Mutt Minute, learn about the extinct Salish Wool Dog! We're joined this week by comedian and writer Joan Ford! We also have a whole bunch of Personal Dog News! We're joined once again by official CIPYD Photographer Becca Murray! So, sit back, cool off and enjoy!

Bullseye: Keegan-Michael Key & Tituss Burgess

Keegan-Michael Key
Tituss Burgess

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Keegan-Michael Key on Race and Comedy and Why 'Key & Peele' Is Coming to an End

Keegan-Michael Key’s comedy is inexorably tied with his experiences straddling cultural and racial lines as a young man in the Midwest, and he became a keen observer of his surroundings as a child.

His work with his partner Jordan Peele on the Comedy Central show Key & Peele has earned Key Emmy nominations in five categories including Outstanding Variety sketch series, Writing for a Variety Series, Writing for a Variety Special, Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, and Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Key sits down with Jesse to talk about the differences of approaching comedy from stand up or improv backgrounds, why it’s so easy to immerse himself in distinctive characters like the substitute teacher Mr. Garvey, and why Key & Peele's fifth season will be its last.

Key and Peele’s movie Keanu is now availible on digital HD

Tituss Burgess on Being 'Titus Andromedon' on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Following Your Instincts

Tituss Burgess is an actor who has pursued the truth within himself and his performances. Whether it's been in a church choir or on the Broadway stage, Burgess is ready to give it his all.

His successful audition for a small recurring role on 30 Rock put him on Tina Fey's radar, and he's since been cast as Titus Andromedon on the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Burgess's performance on the show has earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Burgess joins us to discuss his early days growing up in Georgia, inhabiting the character of Titus Andromedon on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and how he contended with a broken microphone while performing live at the Tony Awards.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is available for streaming on Netflix.

The Outshot: Fletch

Jesse explores the top-notch bluffing going on in this week's recommendation, the 1985 Chevy Chase movie Fletch.

How to Slumber Party

Still Buffering

Let's have a slumber party! (Rileigh insists that no one calls it that anymore and will only refer to them as sleep-overs, but guess who's in charge of the text this week?) Sleeping bags are so out, prank calls are more complicated, but we can always agree that parents who buy donuts in the morning rule.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

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