The Blog of Young America

Maximum Fun is your home on the internet for things that are awesome. Our blog will guide you, our family of podcasts will entertain and inform you, and our lively forum community will connect you with others. About

TS185:Babadook, Beer, Alan Keyes' Gay Climate, Suzanne Venker, w/ Guest Georgia Hardstark​

Throwing Shade

Texas Bryan strikes again, this time spreading the word of "Babadook" to all of El Paso and Erin learns the old saying "a forty on Friday makes a sickie on Saturday." Plus, did you know that gay people are causing climate change and our favorite White House | Black Market  model is back with fear mongering judgements for the single ladies. With special guest, Cooking Channel's Georgia Hardstark, who plays Shade/No Shade Groceries Edition. 

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Stop Podcasting Yourself LIVE with Alicia Tobin and Charlie Demers

Alicia Tobin
Charlie Demers

Please go to to donate to Pat Placzek's treatment. This episode was recorded live from Vancouver's Rio Theatre on Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Alicia Tobin and Charlie Demers joined us to talk spiderbeards and sniff vape juice.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

EP. 124 "This is Not Pizza" ft. Lola Blanc

Baby Geniuses
Lola Blanc

Lola Blanc (@ohlalola) joins the ladies to discuss YMCA, sugar cleanse, lottery, flowers, drag race, seal guys, whales, Britney, beards, pubes, marathons and more. Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames, intern Kailey Godoy.

Email us your Lady Problem at

Like us on Facebook for Upcoming Shows and News

Subscribe to us and leave us a review on iTunes

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Judge John Hodgman Episode 210: Judgin' Like It's 1992


Bailiff Jesse returns to the courtroom! Judge Hodgman rules on the Oxford comma, Hawaiian short pants, and tries not to hurt anyone's "Disney feelings".

We'll be back with more trials next week. Check out evidence from this week's episode below.


Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Sawbones: The Gut Hole Romance


This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee share medical history's greatest will-they/won't-they, the story of a doctor and his muse: A man with a hole in his stomach.

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

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Knives! w/ Jarrett Sleeper

| 1 comment
Jarrett Sleeper

Hello Buddies! This week's episode gets right to the POINT! Get it? Cause we're talking about knives! Jarrett Sleeper is our guest and not only has he worked as a butcher, he has FORGED HIS OWN KNIFE! We spend a lot of this week talking about Ren Faires and butchering! Do we talk about how butchering correlates to cannibalism? Of course we do! We also discuss what we think would make the best improvised knife. We really CUT up in this very SHARP episode! Also, we talk a lot about Daniel Day Lewis, but it's hard to make a pun about that. We hope you enjoy and tell all your friends!

To donate to Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

To buy a special message on Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

RISK! #633: The Downward Spiral

JC Cassis tells of a scary and heartbreaking experience in her family.
JC Cassis
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Sam Elliott & Kay Cannon

Sam Elliott
Kay Cannon

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

Many thanks to our guest host this week, Erin Gibson! Check out her podcast Throwing Shade for more Erin every week.

Photo credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Sam Elliott on Westerns, Comedy & 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

Guest host Erin Gibson sits down with the veteran actor Sam Elliott. He's currently starring in FX's Justified and co-stars in the new movie I'll See You In My Dreams with Blythe Danner.

He talks to us about being resistant to change, the ways in which his on-screen roles as cowboys and bikers do (and don't) mirror his real life, how the Coen brothers snagged him for The Big Lebowski, and his stint on Parks and Recreation.

I'll See You In My Dreams is in theaters this week.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this interview with someone.

Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Pitch Perfect 2 Writer Kay Cannon on Returning to the World of A Capella and Her 30 Rock Days

Jesse sits down with comedy writer and producer Kay Cannon. She started off her TV career writing on 30 Rock, later moving on to write and executive produce New Girl. We're also pretty sure she's the first person to tackle the world of collegiate a cappella on the big screen in the screenplay for Pitch Perfect.

Cannon returned to that world to write the sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which is in theaters this week.

She talks to us about why she sees Pitch Perfect as a sports movie (and not as a musical), coining new lingo for the world of a cappella singers, and honing her joke-writing at 30 Rock.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this interview with someone.

The Outshot: Nuns, Nurses and Babies in Call the Midwife

Erin tells us about the warmest, funniest, most feminist show to be set in a mid-century convent.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this Outshot with someone.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Stop Podcasting Yourself 373 - Ryan Beil

| 1 comment
Ryan Beil

Ryan Beil returns to talk spring training, Pet Shop Boys, and Burger Chef.

Download episode 373 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

Brought to you by:
(click here for the full recap)

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Lady to Lady Live at The Wine Rack

05/18/2015 - 20:00 - 22:00
Ventura, CA
Venue Name: 
The Wine Rack

Comedians Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey & Tess Barker are Lady to Lady, the popular podcast on the Maximum Fun Podcast Network & hit talk show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade in Los Angeles. Individually, the Ladies are stand up comedians who tour the country; together they join forces as Lady The ladies were recently featured on Entertainment Weekly as a best podcast of the week - "I have a major friend-crush on all of them. Their podcast is like the best adult sleepover, just having a hang with your best girl friends.".

For their first live tour, come out & see Barbara, Brandie & Tess perform stand up, as well as some of their favorite segments and games from the popular podcast as well! Don't miss the #OnThePun tour in Portland!

Monday May 18tth 7:30PM $5
The Wine Rack Lounge
14 S California Street
Ventura, CA 93001

$5 at the door

More tour dates and tickets at

Syndicate content