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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Rachel Bloom, and the co-creators of Netflix's 'One Day at a Time'

Rachel Bloom
Gloria Calderon Kellett
Mike Royce

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Rachel Bloom on her love of musical theater and gaining confidence in Hollywood.

Rachel Bloom is a comedian whose humor often involves her bursting into song. She embraces the classic tropes of the Hollywood musical comedy adding her own contemporary twist on her CW show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The show has earned her a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award.

A veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Bloom has also worked on television shows Allen Gregory and Robot Chicken. But it was her absurdist and hilarious musical videos that first brought her to the industry's attention. The video for her song, Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury went viral and earned Bloom a Hugo Award nomination. She has released two albums including Please Love Me andSuck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album).

Rachel Bloom sat down with Jesse to talk about her love for musical theater, gaining self-confidence in Hollywood and the logistics involved in being lifted in the air in a giant pretzel.

Episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can seen on Hulu and at

This interview originally aired in June of 2016.

Photo: Jesse Thorn

Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce on their new show One Day At A Time

Gloria Calderon Kellett has been in show business as a writer, producer, and actor for almost two decades. She began her career writing on Andy Richter’s show Quintuplets. She also worked on How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement. When Norman Lear, the legendary TV producer approached her about doing a reboot of One Day at a Time - his 1970s hit sitcom - she jumped at the chance.

She was joined by Mike Royce, a veteran TV producer of shows like Everybody Love Raymond and Men of a Certain Age, and Gloria. The two tell Jesse about how they began to conceptualize the new show, how Gloria avoided being being labeled as the "latina writer" during her career, and how they approached writing about marginalized communities in a sitcom format.

You can watch the reboot of the Norman Lear classic One Day At A Time by streaming it on Netflix.

This interview originally aired in January of 2017.

The Outshot: Popstar

Jesse explains why he loves a movie that aspires to be nothing more than silly, goofy and funny.

This segment originally aired in June of 2016.

MBMBaM 397: Burnt Reynolds


Travis floats a new segment this week that DEFINITELY will not earn us a Cease and Desist from John Quiñones and the ABC News Corporation. Also: Some new live show announcements! Tickets go on sale this week!

Suggested talking points: What Would You Even Do?, Live Shows!, Cat Technical College, A New Dictionary, Sky Hiking, The Stinkfeet Man, Weed Delivery Driver

Stop Podcasting Yourself 521 - Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane

Comedian Kyle Kinane returns to talk RC cars, band photos, and donating organs.

Download episode 521 here. (right-click)

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The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 200: Limp Swagger (DS9 S2E3)


When the Bajorans seek to occupy Deep Space Nine, they arrive to find it nearly deserted. But when Sisko trusts the wrong messenger with the true nature of the coup, it’s up to his scrappy band of Jeffries tube rebels to fight off a legion of corduroy catbasket-clad soldiers before time runs out. What’s the first thing you should do after unboxing a RealSisko™? Who brings a guitar to a campout? Is Morn smart or dumb? It’s the episode that questions our own heroism!

Sawbones: Ambulances


Dr. Sydnee and Justin have talked about when you get sick at your house and when you're treated at the hospital, but isn't there a missing link? Isn't there something between those two things? What are Dr. Sydnee and Justin hiding? Well, nothing, they just have never talked about ambulances before. So here we go.

Subscribe 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

Who Shot Ya? Episode 27: Dark Comedies, The Oscars, and Game Night with Inkoo Kang

Who Shot Ya?
Ricky Carmona
April Wolfe
Alonso Duralde
Inkoo Kang

Game Night

This episode marks the return of the "Professional Contrarian" Inkoo Kang to talk about the new dark, action comedy Game Night. Before they get into the discussion of the film, the crew takes time to dissect this year's Oscars. They point out some of the sweeter moments (Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern, James Ivory's shirt) but all agree there's still work to be done. In discussing Game Night they break down the dark comedy genre and reveal some of their favorites. April professes her love for Todd Solondz, Inkoo sees "competent" as high praise, Alonso gives a shout to Pedro Almodovar, and Ricky inadvertently creates a mash up movie - 'One Flew Over the Vampire's Nest.' PLUS, the gang finishes up by copying Game Night and playing a round of CELEBRITY.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Zoology
Alonso - Prick Up Your Ears
Inkoo - Oh Lucy!
Ricky - The Gift

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing A Wrinkle In Time with Drea Clark.

With Inkoo Kang, Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Trump To Meet Kim Jong Un, Alexa’s Creepy Laughter, Man Confused By Self-loving Girlfriend, Violent Video Games, Oscars 2018, Justice Kennedy Retiring, Stormy Daniels Sues Trump, Sam Nunberg’s Wacky Interviews, #PoohSays, Ru Paul, Zinke’s $139,000 Office


INTRO 0:25

Brent's on Whole30
Bevs Like These
Narcissistic Hosts Like These
Tucker Carlson is a Douche
Take My Wife on iTunes!
Daylight Saving (Not Savings!) Time


Spooky Headlines
Is Alexa Haunted?
Video Games and Gun Violence
Girlfriend's "O" Confuses UK Man

OSCARS 2018 32:33

Jimmy Kimmel's Monologue
Frances McDormand/Inclusion Riders
More Genre-bending Movies
Gary Oldman


Kellyanne Conway: Lawbreaker
Stormy Daniels Sues Trump
Sam Nunberg's Wacky Interviews

TIDBITS 1:18:58

Ru Paul on Trans Drag Queens
Ryan Zinke's $139,000 Door
Trump To Meet Kim Jong Un
Justice Kennedy Retiring

WI-FIVE 1:30:19

OUTRO 1:32:08

The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 2


The Graysons continue their quiet investigation into the killing of Jeremiah Blackwater -- but outside interests are starting to take notice. Gandy plays a crazy game of poker. Errol ties up a quest. Augustus swears on his soul.

Friendly Fire Ep 9: Fires on the Plain

Friendly Fire

Fires on the Plain: Does this WWII story reflect a harsh and honest end to a losing battle or is this a film about confidently facing infinite obstacles? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John taste the monkey meat of brutal filmmaking while accepting that no matter how sad, some stories must be told.

This film is available via: FilmStruck, YouTube (Free), and your local library

Next film, Fury, is available via:

Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Diversifying Your Life! (Indigenous Authors, Black Queer Films, The Oscars, Book Of Mormon, How To Get Away with Murder, Scandal)

Minority Korner

Let's jump right in and get to it! First- we start with a little recap break down of The Oscars. Who won, who presented, who should have won, and what confused us. Nnekay actually was busy taking in a little theater while the Oscars was airing, Book of Mormon and both Nnekay and James share their thoughts (and some side eyes) on the 2012 musical. In the Korners, Nnekay covers 8 Indigenous Authors and their text that you should check out! James' breaks down 10 Black LGBTQ movies to help you with the Moonlight withdrawals. Rounding out the episode we GUSH over he greatness of the How to Get Away with Murder/ Scandal. Kerry Washington and Viola Davis were powerhouses, the newly shared universe, and who might be crossing from show to the other. Happy Friday!

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

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10 LGBT BLACK FILMS: Before Moonlight

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