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EP. 95 "Biff" ft. Travis McElroy

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy (@TravisMcElroy) joins the ladies to discuss Max Fun, directions, Alan Cumming, camping, French Stewart, big heads, CDs, LA, MBMBAM, lazy boyfriends, D&D and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 180: MaxFunWeek!

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Guests: 
Hrishi Hirway
Guests: 
Nate DiMeo
Guests: 
Griffin McElroy

Judge John Hodgman clears the docket with some very special guests to celebrate MaxFunWeek! MaxFunWeek celebrates you, dear listener! The fun kicks off today, Wednesday October 15 and runs through Tuesday, October 21. Check out all of the MaxFunWeek happenings (including prizes and social meetups) here.

Today's episode features expert wisdom from

Hrishikesh Hirway, host of Song Exploder
Nate DiMeo, host of The Memory Palace
Griffin McElroy, co-host of My Brother, My Brother and Me

Now's a great time to explore the other shows on Maximum Fun and share your favorites with a friend!

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MaxFunWeek Day 1: MaxFun Trivia Day

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Have you been brushing up on your MaxFun knowledge? Working hard to expand the breadth and depth of your expertise? Well, today is the day it all pays off. We'll be posting trivia questions for all of your favorite Maximum Fun shows throughout the day on the official MaxFun Twitter account (@MaxFunHQ). The first correct answer earns the answer-er an entry into a drawing for some cool MaxFun swag, courtesy of our friends at Topatoco. Be sure to check out the MaxFunStore, because we already added some awesome new stuff, and more new items will be added today!

If you want to know what other MaxFunWeek challenges we have in store for you, you can find them all here! Maybe you want to get a head start on your rendering of the Adventure Zone adventurers? Or start pondering your favorite episode?

Today's Reddit Ask Me Anythings

Today also kicks off our series of Reddit Ask Me Anythings, so get those questions ready! We'll be updating this page with links to the AMAs once they're up. A full list of the week's planned AMAs can be found here.

Wednesday, October 15th
Theresa Thorn and Biz Ellis (One Bad Mother) - 12:00-1:00 PM PDT
Nate DiMeo (The Memory Palace) - 1:00-2:00 PM PDT
Kevin Allison (RISK!) - 2:00-3:00 PM PDT

Throwing Shade #62: Heat Waves and Masturbating Tattoos

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Shade? Yes, please! Because heat wave! Erin went to the pool to cool off (legs in the pool, honey) and saw some sweet man-nips and a super-classy masturbation tattoo. And in this week’s ‘ssues, Bryan pulls the linen pants off romance author Nicholas Sparks and exposes his lily white private school for white kids. Plus, instead of spending money on healthcare, Alabama’s hiring lawyers to represent fetuses. Bryan’s solution: steak au poivre!

Song Exploder No. 20: Valley Lodge

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Show: 
Song Exploder
Guests: 
Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian and host of his own podcast that, like Song Exploder, is on the Maximum Fun network. He's also the frontman of the band Valley Lodge. In this episode, Dave will deconstruct the Valley Lodge song Go, which you might recognize as the opening credits of the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. This is a special episode produced for MaxFunWeek, seven days of celebrating the community of listeners and shows that make up the Maximum Fun podcast network.

Buy "Go" on iTunes.

footnotes

Song Exploder t-shirts are now available here.

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Destination DIY Oct. 2014 - Everything Is An Instrument

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Show: 
Destination DIY
Guests: 
Musician & artist Ken Butler

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To Ken Butler, everything is an instrument — he takes repurposing to a whole, new level. This month's story comes from producer Daniel Gross.
Below is a smattering of the hundreds of hybrid instruments Ken has created. For more, visit his website.

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International Waters: Episode 36 MaxFunWeek Special

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Dave, Emily and Lisa
Guests: 
Emily Heller
Guests: 
Lisa Hanawalt
Guests: 
Dave Shumka
Guests: 
Graham Clark

Baby Geniuses, Emily Heller and Lisa Hanawalt take on Stop Podcasting Yourself’s Dave Shumka and Graham Clark in our first ever MaxFunWeek special.

We’ve got cameos from fellow Maximum Fun podcasts One Bad Mother, Judge John Hodgman, Lady to Lady, MBMBaM and JJGo! Plus everyone’s sick from the recent Blood Moon and is that a luxury recording yacht we see out the window?

Other useful links this week:

Listen to Emily Heller and Lisa Hanawalt’s Baby Geniuses podcast here.
The Baby Geniuses will be doing a reddit IAmA on Monday October 20th at 6pm PDT.

Listen to Dave Shumka and Graham Clark’s Stop Podcasting Yourself podcast here.
The Stop Podcasting Yourself boys will be doing their reddit IAmA on Sunday October 19th at 1pm PDT.

For full information about MaxFunWeek just click here.

Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and will be doing his reddit IAmA on Thursday October 16th at 2pm.

International Waters is written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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Sawbones: Cataracts

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin squirting breastmilk in your eye while they attempt to cure your cataracts.

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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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: DJ Quik

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
DJ Quik

If you're in Los Angeles, you've got less than 48 hours to buy tickets to Bullseye with Jesse Thorn LIVE on Wednesday, October 15th at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Featuring conversation with Rob Corddry (Wedlock, Childrens Hospital) and Dan Harmon (Community, Harmontown), music from Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, Watkins Family Hour), comedy from Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program) and Andy Kindler (Maron, Letterman) and more! Plus, your ticket gets you a free beer after the show at our meet-and-greet sponsored by NPR's Generation Listen.

Tickets are going fast - get yours now, and we'll see you there!


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DJ Quik Talks About Bollywood Samples, Life Imitating Art, and Hairstyles

DJ Quik is one of the most prolific figures in West Coast hip hop. He's a great rapper, but first and foremost, he's always considered himself a producer. He's produced some of the most inventive samples and beats of the genre. And even though he geeks out about latest and greatest studio equipment, he's always used whatever it takes to capture the sound he wants -- even if it means recording a music sample with a VCR.

Quik first made a name for himself in the hip hop scene in the late 80's and early 90's, handing out homemade mix tapes and deejaying around Los Angeles. He's since released ten albums, and produced records for everyone from Tupac, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit to Tony! Toni! Toné!.

He'll talk about why a leaked record and a couple of guns made him realize he needed a new circle of friends, why he never wants to stop making pretty beats for his records and his inspiration for his awesome, awesome hairstyles over the years.

DJ Quik's new record is The Midnight Life. It's available now.

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Comedy: Cameron Esposito Explains Why Difference is Good

America is a place of differences. And in an excerpt from her new stand up comedy album, Cameron Esposito explains why we should celebrate that.

Esposito's new record is called Same Sex Symbol. It's available now from Kill Rock Stars Records and on iTunes. She's also one of the co-hosts of the action and sci-fi podcast Wham Bam Pow.

The Outshot: Skymaul 2

Have you ever picked up and actually flipped through one of those in-flight catalogs? Well, the sketch comedy group Kasper Hauser takes all of the grotesque and excessive product offerings of Skymall, and brings them to another level in Skymaul 2: Where America Buys His Stuff.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 343 - Colt Cabana

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Guests: 
Colt Cabana

Colt Cabana returns to talk Newfoundland wrestling, Dr. Phil, and fancy drinks.

Download episode 343 here. (right-click)

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