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Spin-Offs Pt.2 | EP#28

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The Goosedown

Kim & Jasper discuss their favorite spin-offs from the world of television, music and video games.

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TS152: Mashups, Michael Sam, Anti-Rape Nail Polish, with Guest Kimbra

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Throwing Shade

The NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam is off the Rams! But ESPN had the real scoop - he never made showering awkward. And! Did you hear that there's finaly nail polish to prevent rape?! Someone had to do it!  Also, the singer-songwriter Kimbra joins Erin and Bryan to talk "Somebody That I Used to Know," winning a Grammy, and flying Emirates Airlines. Also, how many famous broccoli cartoons can you name?

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EP. 89 "To Boink" ft. French Stewart

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Lady to Lady
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French Stewart

French Stewart (@French Stewart) joins the ladies to discuss Dustin Hoffman, staycations, Mittens the Kitten, Fresno, Clamato, Fart Wars and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Throwing Shade #59: Michael Sam & Kimbra

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Move over, Penn & Teller! There's a new Vegas duo in town! The only difference is that instead of magic, they sing mash-ups like Girl Talk - but so much worse! Plus ESPN wants to talk about Michael Sam, and the fact that he's just your average football player will NOT deter them from making him into a story. Guest star Kimbra, won't you soothe us with stories of Emirates Airlines and your aversion to body paint?


MBMBaM 215: Glass Shark

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We're back! And better than ever! Arguably. Well, okay; we're batting about average. Well, maybe Justin's a little rusty, and Griffin's a bit down, and maybe Travis recorded using an old-timey gramophone. But still - we're back!

Suggested talking points: Dad Goofs, Movie Jelly, Munchables, That Dark Water, Sexting While Driving, The Winning Powerball Numbers

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Sawbones: Our Birth Story

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Sawbones

This week on an unconventional Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin tell the story of why it took them a week to get their baby out of the hospital.

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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Song Exploder No. 17: Anamanaguchi

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Song Exploder

In addition to guitars, drums, and bass, the band Anamanaguchi makes their music with the 8-bit sounds that were built into Nintendo video game consoles made in the 1980s. They use software called a tracker to meticulously sequence and produce those sounds. Most of their music is instrumental, but in this episode, they break down of the first times they’ve incorporated vocals, for the song Prom Night, which features singer Bianca Raquel. Prom Night is from their most recent album, Endless Fantasy, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart when it came out in 2013.

Buy "Prom Night" on iTunes, or get the album on vinyl.

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The song by Capsule is "I Wish You," from the album Player.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Chuck Klosterman

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Bullseye
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Chuck Klosterman
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Karina Longworth
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Phillip Crandall

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Chuck Klosterman Explores Villainy with Kanye, Batman, LeBron: What Makes Someone a "Bad Guy"?

Chuck Klosterman has been thinking and writing about culture for over a decade. He's written several essay collections, nonfiction and novels, and for the past few years, he's written the weekly column as the "Ethicist" for the New York Times Magazine. In his newest book, he takes on, well… bad guys.

Klosterman looks at athletes, musicians, politicians, vigilantes and even fictional characters who have been framed as villains -- from Bill Clinton to Darth Vader to LeBron James -- and tries to deconstruct the stories we tell about them in I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). The book is now available in paperback.

Klosterman tells us how we've got Machiavelli all wrong, why Batman works great as a fictional construct but fails as a real person, and why it's so easy to villainize professional athletes.

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Time Traveling Back to Early 80s Punk with 'Smithereens' and 'We Are the Best!'

Film critic Karina Longworth invites you to time travel back to the early 1980s to explore the punk rock dreams of young girls in Smithereens and We are the Best!.

She suggests checking out Smithereens from 1982, a kind of prequel to director Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan, for the time capsule of 1980s fashions and New York City street scenes.

If you want a pure breath of fresh air and fun, go with 2013's We Are The Best!, a Danish-Swedish film from director Lukas Moodysson. An adaptation of a comic book authored by his wife Coco, the movie follows a crew of young girls in Stockholm who found respite from the cruelties of middle school in punk rock.

Longworth hosts the podcast You Must Remember This, which explores forgotten bits of Hollywood history.

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Hey You, Let's Party: Andrew WK and the Party Philosophy of "I Get Wet"

This week, Phillip Crandall takes on Andrew W.K.'s 2001 debut, I Get Wet. At the time of its release, the album got a lot of flack. A lot of people just weren't sure what to make of it. The cover art was a gory photo of Andrew with blood running down his face, the song titles and lyrics were absurdly simplistic. A critic at Pitchfork gave it the abysmal rating of 0.6 out of 10. Ten years later, Pitchfork reviewed the reissued record, and gave it an 8.6. What gives? Well, Crandall says the album has a purpose and a message that endures.

Phillip Crandall is the author of a critical analysis of I Get Wet for Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series.

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The Outshot: Stuart Saves His Family and Drawing from the SNL Well

Lots of recurring characters and sketches from Saturday Night Live have spawned feature films. Some of them are great, and some don't hold up well for 90 minutes of screentime. Jesse takes a look at the Al Franken vehicle Stuart Saves His Family, because "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!"

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 337 - Toby Hargrave

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Toby Hargrave

Comedian Toby Hargrave joins us to talk horse medicine, deep fried foods, and party buses.

Download episode 337 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 340: Sexual Icons with Nate DiMeo

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Writer and podcaster Nate DiMeo joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the discussion of Space Jam, videos of people playing video games, and Jordan's trip to Six Flags.

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