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Wonderful! Ep. 25: Pizza Time Dudes


Rachel's favorite week-long beach rager! Griffin's favorite breakfast dessert! Rachel's favorite accessibility service! Griffin's favorite Canadian rock band!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

Inside Pop Ep. 114- A Wrinkle in Time, Jessica Jones, Sade, Meshell Ndegeocello, Carousel, Vulfpeck

Inside Pop

This week’s episode of Inside Pop has the following Inclusion Rider: Our 114th episode must celebrate the creativity and diversity of women in film, music and television.

The show begins with a review of Ava DuVernay’s epic adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Amita discusses what she most loves about the film and Sean questions whether the film’s box office performance and overall reception was affected by the phenomenon that is Black Panther. Amita also shares some of the insight she got from Ava herself at DuVernay’s Times Talk last week.

Then, Amita and Sean rejoice over Sade’s new song, ‘Flowers of the Universe’ (Amita loves this remix of the song).

Next, the Pop Insiders move on to TV and Sean provides a spoiler free review of the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Will he convince Amita to give the show a try? Stay tuned.

The co-hosts also review Meshell Ndegeocello’s new new album of covers, Ventriloquism, which touches their Gen-X hearts with innovative and emotional covers of songs from the 80’s and 90’s including Prince’s “Sometimes it Snows in April”, Force MD’s “Tender Love” and Janet Jackson’s “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”.

Plus, Sean talks about seeing the new revival of the musical Carousel on Broadway starring Renée Fleming and Joshua Henry (his Instagram is a must follow if you love soulful acoustic versions of songs from Hamilton and of course you love that) and discusses the challenges of enjoying a musical from the 50’s that has domestic abuse as a main plot point.

And the Big Sell returns from its month long sabbatical with a bang! Hear Sean’s review of Vulfpeck. And guess which new podcast he’s selling to Amita? The answer will NOT surprise you!

As promised – Sean’s favorite Mama tribute song.

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#159 - Bacon vs Sausage vs Country Ham


People have been asking us to settle this one for a while now, so here it is: we sit down at the breakfast table once more and settle this meat fight once and for all.

Jonah Raydio Episode 141: Emily KuMAILED IT!

Jonah Raydio
Kumail Nanjiani
Emily V Gordon

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This week on the Raydio, old friends and Academy Award nominated screenwriting duo: Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. We talk their whirlwind awards season that had just ended two days before, the "Emilys Hospital Room" three-film cinematic universe, Emily takes a “How Goth Are You” Quiz, and Kumail does his famous characters “laid back podcast guy” and “guy who knows anything about music”. They also do some Karaoke!  Its terrible! Check out The Big Sick on Amazon, Emily’s Book Super You and Kumail on HBO’s Silicon Valley Season 5 on March 25th


Super You- Double Player

Dear Forbidden- Lines & Spaces

Wild Year- The Economics of Emotional Labor

Mr Nice Guys- U Look Amazing

Spaceships n Stuff- Warehouse Skate Ramp

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons LIVE!

03/31/2018 - 20:00 - 22:00
Chicago, IL
Venue Name: 
Thalia Hall

1807 South Allport Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Sat, March 31, 2018
Doors at 7:30 PM CDT

Tickets on sale now!

“This is the best ‘Simpsons’ podcast.” - Simpsons creator Matt Groening, as told by Nancy Cartwright, who told us off the record. EVERYTHING’S COMING UP SIMPSONS is a Simpsons-themed podcast co-hosted by writer/comedians Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott. It’s frequently been featured in the “Top Comedy Podcasts” ranks on iTunes, had a sold-out panel at The 2016 LA Podcast Festival, and was a special guest at 2017’s MaxFunConEast.

THE FORMAT Every week, Allie and Julia sit with a special guest discussing their favorite episode of The Simpsons. From super-fans to Simpsons folk themselves, each podcast is a deep dive into what makes the magic of TV’s strongest show.

PAST GUESTS Nancy Cartwright, Weird Al Yankovic, Dana Gould, Mike Scully, Josh Weinstein, Bill Oakley, Matt Selman, Tim Long, Jay Kogen, Simon Rich, Alex Hirsch, Mara Wilson, Georgia Hardstark, Samm Levine and MORE. From comedians to every kind of creative in between, no two episodes of ECUP is ever the same.

Favors and IOUs


Hello Internet! This week is all about FAVORS AND IOUS! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

CIPYD 134: Anne Wheaton and Dogs in Food

Anne Wheaton

Hello and welcome! We have a very exciting show for you today. Allegra tells us about a very enthusiastic pair of dogs she met. Renee has a Mutt Minute about the Caucasian Shepherd (spoiler: they're gigantic). Allegra introduces a new segment to tell us about Dogs in Food, the best Instagram ever. Plus, our friend Anne Wheaton is back to tell us about her adorable new children's book, Piggy and Pug.

Put your dog in some food and tune in!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 522: Top Daddy with John Roderick

John Roderick

The guys forego their usual topic this week to have a juicy chat with musician and podcaster John Roderick. They get into the bargain you make when you decide to start swimming at 6am, the history of John's missing front tooth, and the very real possibility that Jesse is a shark-man because he still has a baby tooth well into his 30's. Plus, John talks about his new war movie podcast, Friendly Fire.

Friendly Fire Bonus: 7 Days in Entebbe

Friendly Fire

7 Days in Entebbe: Is it a dramatic retelling of actual events or does this film further the conjecture involving the problems in the middle east? On today’s BONUS episode Adam, Ben, and John leave their chairs in the upright and locked position to review this 2018 thriller.

In theaters March 2018!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 128: The Day the Violence Died w/ Josh Weinstein

Josh Weinstein

This week, Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott discuss The Day the Violence Died with legendary Simpsons showrunner Josh Weinstein! Find out what gags were cut from the episode as Weinstein glances over the first draft of the script. He discusses the importance of meta-humor in Itchy and Scratchy themed episodes, and how they got the Schoolhouse Rock! parody just right. Plus, he gives us the scoop on his latest project -- Disenchantment a new Netflix series he's been working on with Matt Groening and Bill Oakley.

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