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Walker Stalker Con! W/ Mama Bolt!

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Mama Bolt

This week on Bunker Buddies! We open the MAILBAG and talk WALKER STALKER CON which includes Terry Bolt totally slipping some TWD spoilers. A dude dies from pancakes?! I try out my best Nicolas Cage Impression, a listener writes in about free downloads of library books by getting a LA Public Library e-card here
Mom brings a catch all prepper book "Back to Basics a complete guide to traditional skills" you can buy it here (we are not sponsored, just sharing)
We review a gift to Andie from Travis, a deck of "Urban Survival Cards" which you can get here: http://urbansurvivalplayingcards.com/. I get into how personally I think Waze is possibly going to be Vader in our Robot Apocalypse. Mama Bolt talks optimism and jokes and how they've helped with her fight with cancer (NET Tumors #Awareness). Andie rambles on cause cancer talk makes her uncomfortable, (so go easy on me when I'm long winded, please and thank you). And lastly here is the fake squirrel news article https://worldnewsdailyreport.com/woman-arrested-for-training-squirrels-t.... #StaySafeOutThere #HopeAndCheesecake #DontDie Love you all. Thank you so much for listening and we'll be here next week!

The Greatest Generation Ep 129: The Good Chills (S6E4)

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When a dustbuster club gets on BART, they find one old rider who’s had some of his own Entrepreneur adventures. Now they’ve got to find a way to help this hopeless old fit in with their hip new ship. Where does the rubber meet the worldbuilding road? What job skills wouldn’t be obsolete after several decades? What did Guinan think her job was when everybody lost their memory? Was that a dip to black or a dip to commercial? Its the one with the green podcast fluid.

#112 - The Boat Files - Best Breakfast Cereal with Ted Leo

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Ted Leo

Recorded on the 2017 JoCo Cruise, Mark and Hal welcome Ted Leo into their recording cabin to talk breakfast cereals. Which will reign supreme? Which will fall early? Which cereal mascot did Ted once dress up as and did it suck? All those answers and more in this week's episode.

Still Buffering: How to 13 Reasons Why

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Still Buffering

With one of Netflix's most popular shows ever being all anyone can talk about recently, we wanted to join in on the conversation too. While the topic is a bit more serious this week and we don't make quite as many goofs, this is just as important to teens' lives as any of the other things we talk about, so we hope you'll enjoy a little bit more serious episode and we promise we'll be back with the goofs next week. And we love you.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

CIPYD 90: Brandie Posey and Springer Spaniels

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Brandie Posey

Hello and welcome to episode 90! We have guest Brandie Posey, comedian, writer, producer and cohost of Lady to Lady. Plus, Renee reports on Springer Spaniels, and Legs has some stupid, weird, and occasionally ingenious dog stories from our Facebook group.

Come see us at Bridgetown and at Max Fun Con East, and preorder one of our new CIPYD shirts!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Armando Iannucci and Billy Bragg

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Bullseye
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Armando Iannucci
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Billy Bragg

[r] 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.


Photo: Linda Nylind

Veep Creator Armando Iannucci on Poking Fun at Politics

What does the career trajectory of a lifelong political junkie look like? There are the obvious choices, like a major in Political Science, law school...maybe even a career in politics. But Armando Iannucci took a different path – one that led him to Oxford, an incomplete PhD, and work writing and producing comedy, like his acclaimed political satire The Thick of It and the feature film In the Loop.

Iannucci created a new take on American politics in the HBO comedy Veep. Now in its second season, the show follows a fictional Vice President (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) with lofty ambitions but little actual power. Veep showcases the comedy inherent in the struggle for the political upper hand, the constant panic and exhaustion. Seemingly small gaffes quickly escalate into ridiculous catastrophes. The show's dialogue is marked by careful attention to absurd politi-speak and some especially creative cursing.

Iannucci joins us to talk about the difference between UK and US politics, why he sympathizes with our elected officials, and conducting swearing research in Washington, D.C.

Ianucci's new film The Death of Stalin comes out later this year.


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The Song That Changed My Life, with Billy Bragg: Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin

Billy Bragg performs politically-minded folk music with a punk rock edge, songs with a tone and attitude somewhere between Woody Guthrie and the Sex Pistols. But what led to him developing his voice as an artist?

As Bragg explains, one of the most pivotal moments in his life happened during his lunch break at a record store. He put on a record that changed his life: Bob Dylan's folk anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin'".

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Tapping Into Frustration for Seinfeld and Veep

Most of us first knew Julia Louis-Dreyfus from her Emmy-winning role as Elaine on Seinfeld. Elaine flailed, fought, and danced her way into our hearts as the friend to "losers" Jerry, George and Kramer. But Louis-Dreyfus first arrived in entertainment fresh off her college comedy sketch group, as a repertory player in the Dick Ebersol-helmed cast of Saturday Night Live.

After Seinfeld, she went on to anchor several sitcoms, including The New Adventures of Old Christine, with delightful guest appearances on shows like Arrested Development and 30 Rock. Her career has now taken her to a different cast of skewed characters on HBO's Veep.

On Veep, Louis-Dreyfus plays Selina Meyer, Vice President of the United States. Though the vice-presidency is a prestigious position, Meyer's day-to-day work is less than impressive. Her staff members claw at each other for power and prestige. She suffers awkward encounters with the media and consistent snubs from the President (a running gag on the show is Selina's off-hand question, "Did the President call?" The answer is usually no).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus joins us to talk about the similarities she's discovered between show business and politics, the boys' club that was SNL in the 80s, and a certain terrible dance that still haunts her to this day.

Veep airs on HBO on Sundays at 10:30/9:30 PM central.

The Outshot: Jay-Z's "Threat"

Rap isn't poetry – it's its own thing. But, like poets, many of the best rappers imbue their lyrics with layers and layers of meaning. Need proof? Jesse suggests a close listen to Jay-Z's "Threat."

Roze Buddiez: The Dating Game

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Rose Buddies

Holy shit, what a trash fire. We're sorry we made anyone watch this. Because, like, DAMN. Every minute of this thing was worst than the previous minute, and this bad boy started out with a pretty rough first minute, so. WOOF.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 474 - Amanda Brooke Perrin

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Amanda Brooke Perrin

Comedian Amanda Brooke Perrin returns to talk tall actresses, dog surgery, and donut promises.

Download episode 474 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 351: Omnidirectional Scampi Blast

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This week, we're celebrating a momentous birthday by full-force launching a Razor Scooter into the hungry mouth of a volcano. We're also talking about how good shrimp scampi is for nearly 55 uninterrupted minutes.

Suggested talking points: 30 Over 30, Morning Meditation, Shakesports, Plant Murder, Scampi Friends, Nacho Fries, Coffee Fidelity, Fast Food Pirates

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 476: Bag of Tariffs

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In a rare guest-less episode, Jesse tries to sell Jordan on the virtues of flannel-lined chinos, Jordan brings another NSFW question to the table from Reddit, and the guys get real about buffets.

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