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CIPYD Live at Bridgetown with Janeane Garofolo, Karen Kilgariff, and Drew Lynch

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Janeane Garofolo
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Karen Kilgariff
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Drew Lynch

Whoa! We have an extra special episode for you! This is our first-ever live episode, recorded at the Bossanova Ballroom in Portland during the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. We talk Portland dog businesses and Oregon dog heroes, then we talk about pretty much every dog subject we can think of with guests Janeane Garofolo, Karen Kilgariff, and Drew Lynch!

Warning: this episode contains strong language and strong political opinions, and might not be suitable for everyone!

Enjoy!

Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: John Waters and Andy Kindler

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Bullseye
Guests: 
John Waters
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Andy Kindler

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

John Waters on writing, death, and trigger warnings

John Waters is a director who hasn't made a movie in over a decade, and he doesn't really plan to make any more. He's directed some absolute classics like Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and probably most notably Hairspray. But even though he's not making movies he's keeping busy - he's done a ton of live performances, released a few compilation albums and he's a published author, too. He's written about half a dozen books, his latest is called Make Trouble. It's an illustrated transcript of a commencement speech he gave in 2015. He's also an actor - he played director William Castle in the latest season of FX's Feud, he even had a cameo in one of those Alvin and the Chipmunks movies.

This week, John and Jesse talk about how he keeps the motivation to work, even after he has achieved so much in his career. They talk about trigger warnings, and John tells Jesse why he was never interested in school.

His new book Make Trouble is available now.

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Andy Kindler on comedy writing, hack stand-ups, and staying funny while angry

Andy Kindler is a stand up comedian. He's also kind of the ombudsman for comedy. Every year since 1996, Andy's taken the stage at the Just for Laughs Festival to give what he calls the State of the Industry speech. Andy gets in front of a giant crowd of stand-ups and industry types and basically puts them all on blast. And it's given Andy a reputation as being sort of a comic's comic. Of course, it's also really, really funny - it gets a huge crowd every year.

Andy and Jesse talk about the hardest part of giving that State of the Industry speech- staying funny while being angry. They also talk about hack comedians of the 1980's and 90's and racism in the industry. Plus, Andy blesses us with very accurate impressions of some of your favorite comics.

You can watch Coming To The Stage on Hulu now. And there are still tickets available for this years Just for Laughs Festival where you can see Andy deliver his State of the Industry speech.

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The Outshot: Rickey Henderson

Jesse tells us about one of his favorite baseball players, Rickey Henderson.

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International Waters Ep 98: A Furious 69

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Bil Dwyer, Ophira Eisenberg, Dave, Tom Bell, and Holly Burn
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Ophira Eisenberg
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Bil Dwyer
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Tom Bell
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Holly Burn
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Dave Holmes

Ophira Eisenberg, Bil Dwyer, Tom Bell and Holly Burn join host, Dave Holmes for vigilante justice stories, truly awful Doctor Who-inspired music, and first world problem-solving

Ophira Eisenberg wants to plug Ask Me Another on NPR and recommends Swing Time by Zadie Smith.

Bil Dwyer wants to plug The Lying Bell and recommends Witchsy.com.

Tom Bell wants to plug the fact that he and David Bowie have the same birthday and recommends The Groundhog Day Musical.

Holly Burn wants to plug @HollyBurnComedy and recommends Brian Gitton's comedy .

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by John-Luke Roberts and Riley Silverman, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Christian Dueñas, and Laura Swisher.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 478 - Ivan Decker

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Ivan Decker

Comedian Ivan Decker returns to talk beer leagues, being sick, and grown-up parties.

Download episode 478 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 480: Child Colleague with Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson

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Bryan Safi
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Erin Gibson

Throwing Shade's Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the proliferation of the word "discotheque" in foreign language textbooks, the nightmare of having a pig as a pet, and the astonishing existence of Guy Fieri's Trashcan Nachos.

MBMBaM 355: The Playbloom

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This episode is all about the stuff that gets folks' noodle going. It's one of our most thematically consistent episodes yet, which is a shame. A quarter of it was spent talking about a movie that came out in 2015. Cool!

Suggested talking points: KNKOs, Five Very Large Posters of Orlando Bloom, Year Ball, Milk Tricks, Infinite Banana, Food Recs, Stuck to the Chair

Amy Aniobi / Allen Strickland Williams

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Amy Aniobi
Guests: 
Allen Strickland Williams

Hello babies!

Emily is on tour, if you live somewhere in the US check if she’s coming to your town soon! Maybe she’ll even autograph a zine for you? Lisa is on hiatus from work so she has taken up weaving. On Chunch Chat, there is still no new Chunch news. We are suffering from the throes of Chunch withdrawal and no basket house or peafowl will feed our need. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Office Assistant,” better known as the infamous Clippy from Microsoft Office. We welcome Amy Aniobi, who shares the beautiful story of her parents’ semi-arranged marriage. I promise it is very sweet and will remind you how love is something you have to work at. On Expert Hour, we are joined by Dirke Foote, a resident of Florida.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Amy Aniobi
Allen Strickland Williams

The Greatest Generation Ep 136: No Stranger to Terrible Implants (S6E11)

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When Captain Jellico relieves Commander Riker of duty, his mission becomes finding the next best hot shot shuttlecraft pilot. (Unfortunately, that's not Geordi.) Meanwhile, Captain Picard is subjected to a form of torture that many would find WAY over the line. How many channels does Gul Madred get on that remote control? What would it take before Riker considered mutiny? How much bun is safe to show on TV? It's the episode that leaves the show a bit better than we found it.

#116 - Best TV Mom with Theresa Thorn

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Theresa Thorn

Happy Mother's Day! Mark and Hal are joined by Theresa Thorn, co-host of Max Fun sister podcast One Bad Mother and co-author of You're Doing a Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting. Together, they pick the Best TV Mom of all time!

The Flop House Live at The Bell House

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Date: 
06/06/2017 - 22:00 - 06/09/2017 - 23:00
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New York
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The Bell House

Live podcast taping at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Doors 9:30 for a 10pm show. Tickets $15. http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1481671-flop-house-brooklyn

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