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Still Buffering: How to Reboot

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Still Buffering

Since this first and most interesting season of the new hit teen show Riverdale has come to an end, it's time to discuss how much our favorite characters of the Archie universe have actually changed, and why they've changed, since the much more wholesome days of Betty and Veronica competing in music video contests and Jughead eating like a lot of food. And while we're at it, why not take a look at how many more of those 90's teen shows have been rebooted for the teens of today, since apparently modern teens like heroin, maple syrup, and murder?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

MBMBaM 357: A Wonderful Hug From Goro

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Today's episode features a drop-in from our critically acclaimed Twin Peaks fancast-within-a-podcast, The Bookhouse Boys. We've got answers for all the questions this twisted series throws at you -- questions like: What's with all this coffee? Hey! What's even going on here?! Whoa!?!

Suggested talking points: Bookhouse Boys, Dream Interpretation, Arcade Desires, Tender Kombat, Daniel Dunkin, Real Emo, Hardee's Softcows

CIPYD 95: Jackie Johnson and Belgin Malinois

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Jackie Johnson

Hello, everyone!

We have a dogtastic episode that we’re excited to share with you. We have a Mutt Minute on the Belgin Malinois, and we look into why dogs like to watch us undress. But best of all, we have guest Jackie Johnson, host of the new podcast Natch Beaut and mother to The Chooch, the chillest dog in Hollywood.

Get the h*ck in here and tune in!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 480 - Meags Fitzgerald

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Meags Fitzgerald

Improviser and graphic novelist Meags Fitzgerald joins us to talk trapeze stuff, glue masks, and pedicures.

Download episode 480 here. (right-click)

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Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Carol Kane and Chris Fairbanks

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Bullseye
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Carol Kane
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Chris Fairbanks

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Carol Kane on her childhood, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and auditioning

Carol Kane is a veteran actress. She began her career in 1971 and landed some pretty heavy roles - one of her first films was in the Mike Nichols drama Carnal Knowledge. Later on, she'd work on other classics like Annie Hall and Dog Day Afternoon. She was even nominated for a best actress Oscar for her part in the 1975 film Hester Street.

She eventually found her home doing comedy, something she never expected she would do growing up. She appeared on Taxi as Simpka, the wife of Andy Kaufman's character on the show. She was in the Muppet Movie, The Princess Bride, Scrooged, and so many others. Her current project is Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt where she plays Lilian, Kimmy's landlord.

She and Jesse talk about her childhood, and the special school she went to that allowed actors time to audition. They also talk about many of her projects over her expansive career- The Princess Bride, Taxi, and of course Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Plus, she tells Jesse that after all of these years, she still gets nervous auditioning.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 in it's entirety is on Netflix now!

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Chris Fairbanks live at MaxFunCon

Chris Fairbanks is a standup comedian, he's appeared on Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central. Alongside April Richardson, he also hosts the tv show Almost Genius on TruTV. His standup is really unique. It is kind of improvised, really surreal, and contains lots of quick two line jokes.
Last year, we were lucky enough to host Chris at MaxFunCon, which is an annual gathering in the woods organized by Maximum Fun, and we've got a bit of his set from that show for you this week!

Check out Chris' album Fairbanks! which was released in 2010 and is an absolute classic. You can also still get tickets to MaxFunCon East which is happening this September in Pennsylvania.

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The Outshot: The Larry Sanders Show

Jesse tells us about the HBO metasitcom from the late 90's, The Larry Sanders Show.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 482: Commander Daddy with Jason and Randy Sklar

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Jason Sklar
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Randy Sklar

Jason and Randy Sklar join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of a recent correction Jesse has to issue, the power a taekwondo sensei can has over your children, and Jesse's experience in vasectomy class. Plus, everyone tries some Swedish candy and Jordan finally tells his cuck tale.

The Greatest Generation Ep 140: The Bell Curve of Mountain to Armus (S6E15)

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When Captain Picard spills an awful lot of pasta sauce on the front of his uniform, the all-powerful Q gives him an opportunity to make out with his hot friend from college. Now he has to play a round of Would You Rather where the choice is a sword to the heart or having a boring joe job. Does Wolf 359 go in the Picard column or the Q column? Why all the impalements? What does Predator Hair Metal sound like? How can Marta be so comfortable as the last clapper? It’s the episode that needs a universal translator for the word ‘embarrassment.’

Ask Shmanners

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Shmanners

Hello Internet! Thanks for baring with us as we travel and recover being sick! In this episode, we answer a whole bunch of your questions! What do you do when your friend is a bad tipper? What's the best practices for asking someone to write a letter of recommendation? What do you do when passing someone in the hallway? Answers to these and more! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

The Flop House: Episode #232 - A Dog's Purpose

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The Flop House

We watch the dog grief porn A Dog’s Purpose. Meanwhile Dan gets to the bottom of a Lassie mystery, Stuart gives us a hall pass, and Elliott masturbates to rhymes. Apologies for the audio that makes it sound like Stuart is in the other room. We have no idea how that happened.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hounds of Love
20th Century Women

Sea Lion, Top Gun, Turkish Ambassador, Amazon Bookstore, Texting Date, Neil Gaiman, Net Neutrality, Romphim, Avocado Toast, Trumpdate

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Hrishikesh Airway
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Maureen Johnson
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Hal Lublin

Intro: 0:24-4:44
Travis is Solo
Bevs Like These
Twin Peaks:The Return Review

Beyond the Headlines (with Hal Lublin): 4:50-32:53
Sea Lion Attack
Top Gun Sequel
Protesters Attacked By Turkish Security Force
Amazon Bookstore
Lawsuit Over Texting Date
Neil Gaiman Will Read the Cheesecake Factory Menu for Charity

Last Week Round-Up (with Hrishikesh Hirway): 32:58-1:02:39
Net Neutrality Update
Romphim
Avocado Toast Bankrupting Millennials

Trumpdate (with Maureen Johnson): 1:03:58-1:42:51
Trump Leaks to Russians
Trump Travels
Trump’s Budget Proposal

Wi-Five (with Brent Black): 1:42:54-1:45:00

Outro: 1:45:06

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