This is our first episode recorded post-election. Welcome to the new world! We unpack some of our feelings regarding this hellscape. On Chunch Chat, we’re experience a Chunch news drought. We talk Martha’s new show, in which she offers some wisdom about prison and being struck by lightning. On Wiki of the Week, we discover the page for Candle Salad. It’s a really funny looking salad - Look up a picture. We forgo our traditional Expert Hour segment for an interview with non fictional experts. Cynthia Sanchez is an organizer who works for PICO, who organizes around immigration, homelessness, youth, district elections and voter engagement. Katt Hoban is a former youth worker, community organizer, and occupier who studies social movements in the sociology PhD program at UC Irvine.
Brian Huskey joins Jordan and Jesse for discussion of Christmas negatives, Jesse's nog preferences, and the appeal of Charlie Brown's Christmas Special. Plus, the guys break out the JJGo Mailbag, and Jordan makes up a song about shopping at Target.
Comedian Amy Goodmurphy joins us to talk scary movies, Play-Doh, and little earthquakes.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
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JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN and BAILIFF JESSE THORN are returning to San Francisco to bring LIVE JUSTICE San Francisco Sketchfest.
Direct from JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN PODCAST (named FIFTEENTH in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated FAKE LEGAL WISDOM to the stage.
Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in the BAY AREA. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them WHO IS RIGHT and WHO IS WRONG.
Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?
If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to www.maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard LIVE ON STAGE.
Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN: LIVE JUSTICE at SF Sketchfest.
Well, now Griffin had a baby too. Listen, we've heard all the jokes already, so let us just save you some time: The McElroy Brothers can't stop procreating. We get it. Ha-ha. Anyway, here's another greatest hits episode, we hope you like it half as much as we like MAKING BABIES.
When Commander Riker gets injured on a first contact mission, his alien doctors examine all kinds of appendages they aren't familiar with. But while making sure he recovers as fully as possible, the leaders of the planet must decide if they want to enter an exciting, spacefaring future, or stay in the cold, microwave-less past. What is an "Implied Riker"? How many writing credits does it take to break a script? Does Riker "first contact and tell"? It's the first episode back from our tour and we have SO much to catch up on!
Hello Internet and happy Thanksgiving weekend! Sure, we all think we know about Benjamin Franklin! He loved kites, witty sayings, and turkeys! ...right? Well, maybe we don't know as much about the almanac author as we thought, but we're sure gonna find out a little bit more! Enjoy and remember to share!
Kevin Spacey as a cat sounds just purrrrfect (TM) for the Flop House, so we watched Nine Lives. Meanwhile, Stuart tells of his adventures with Kirsten Dunst, Dan suggests a terrible new method of shooting porn, and Elliott tells an offensive phone book joke.
Movies recommended in this episode:
Waxwork II: Lost in Time
Encounters at the End of the World
To celebrate American Thanksgiving, Dr. Sydnee and Justin example the medical history of that beleaguered holiday treat: The humble cranberry.
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
This year the WWE has really been pushing the boundaries of how much wrestling they can squeeze into a single week.
NXT TakeOver Toronto aired on Saturday featuring a ton of great matches, including what Hal thinks may have been the match of the year. NXT is clearly in a reloading stage right now, but the team explains why they’re still on board for the brand.
Plus: Survivor Series, the forgotten WWE big four pay-per-view, happened on Sunday. And everyone, including the Nation of Conversation, has something to say about the finish to Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg match. And with the show featuring three tradition Survivor Series elimination matches, has the concept been revitalized or run into the ground?
But before all of that, we just had to talk about Lucha Underground’s Aztec Warfare 3. Sexy Star became the first women to ever hold the Lucha Underground Championship and Danielle was live in the temple to see it happen.
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