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The Flop House: Episode #208 - Norm of the North

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The Flop House

We just can’t stop punishing ourselves with bizarre kids’ computer animated films. Will Norm of the North be another Guardian of the Highlands or Foodfight!? Meanwhile Stuart has strong feelings on Tyrion Lannister’s political positions, Elliott mangles Sinatra, and Dan is far too distracted by his loud cat.

Movies recommended in this episode

Shallow Grave
Lifeboat
Sleeping with Other People

Minority Korner 38: Living it up like Patti La Belle (Cop Shootings, Straight Pride, Black Olympians, John Lewis, Feminism for Males, Gay Male Patriarchy Bullshit)

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Minority Korner

We're livin it up like Patti LaBelle, or at least trying to as Nnekay catches James up on two recent shootings of unarmed Black Men while James in Amsterdam, Nnekay is holding it down in the Bay Area. We find out how Nnekay spent Straight pride. We're giving some more side eye at Whoopi Goldberg. Nnekay educates us on 17 Black Olympians who competed in the 1936 Olympics other than Jesse Owens (who knew)? And James is laying it down on Feminism, so listen up straight dudes and gays, as it's time to unpack this patriarchal, misogynistic bullshit! Plus a Quizlit Korner which will let you know why you do NOT fuck with John Lewis!

Links!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/berlin-olympics-black-athletes_us_56...

Picnics and Potlucks

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Shmanners

Hello there and welcome! Pull up a blanket, an ear of corn and enjoy our new episode! We hope you brought a side dish or a desert to share? We're talking all about PICNICS and POTLUCKS! We know you have a lot of questions! Is home made better than store bought? Do you need to plan around everyone's dietary restrictions? Did people REALLY picnic during the Civil War? Do we ever age out of BYOB? What kind of stuff would one serve at a fancy and/or shmancy picnic? Well, we've got the answers to these questions and more! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Sawbones: Medical Garb

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Sawbones

Why do doctors wear that? What did they used to wear? Dr. Sydnee and Justin answer the big questions like that, including the big one: What's up with that little head mirror?

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

Loch Ness Monster/Men's Fitness/Miss Teen USA, Hillary Emails/Republican Convention/Trump Rape Accusation, Jesse Williams, Alton Sterling

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Hello friends! Travis is done traveling and we're bringing you another great episode just jam-packed with trending news! A mysterious carcass showed up on the shores of Loch Ness... well, not really THAT mysterious. Men's Health had a questionable and in many ways offensive article about turning a NO into a YES. The organizers of the Miss Teen USA pageant have made a pretty big change, but is it big enough? In Politics Round Up, we've got some pretty big developments in the Clinton Email Investigation. It seems like the GOP is having hard time finding folks to speak at their convention. And Donald Trump was accused of rape, but it doesn't seem like the news is really covering it. Actor Jesse Williams delivered a speech at the BET Awards that many consider controversial. Unfortunately, Williams' speech became even more topical when Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police this week. All this, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

TS242:Fourth of July, Oak Lawn Texas, Summer Blockbusters

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Throwing Shade

Bryan tells us all about his bestie CeCe Penningston, and doing stand up in front of a sea of gays while Erin shares her yearly 4th of July plans which just involve leaving the country. Also, Oak Lawn in Dallas Texas is getting no help from the police after an increasing amount of Gay Hate Crimes have been committed and summer blockbusters have just become a dickfest, where the women at?

Judge John Hodgman Episode 269: Object the Halls With Boughs of Justice

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It's Christmas in July!

Mark and Hal of Maximum Fun's own We Got This released an episode naming a popular Christmas movie as the definitive best Christmas movie. Mark regrets the choice and has tried several times to convince Hal to re-evaluate. While Mark seeks to get the decision reversed, Hal would like to prohibit Mark from bringing it up again. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY HAL

Text conversation between Mark (in gray) and Hal (in blue) after recording the Best Christmas Movie episode:
MarkHalText

Text conversation between Mark's girlfriend, Juliana (in gray), and Hal (in blue), which Juliana initiated right after Mark texted Hal:
Juliana-Text-Hal

If you want to listen to the We Got This episodes referenced, they are Episode #43 "Best Christmas Movie," and Episode #52 "The One Year Anniversary Spectacular."

Thank you to Steve Marois for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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EP. 182 "The Power of the Friendship of Women"

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Lady to Lady

For the 4th of July weekend, the ladies each record their own segments on a very special episode of Lady to Lady. Barbara reads listener mail, Brandie interviews the owners of a museum in the Midwest and Tess and her boyfriend take a love test. Edited by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Mexico and Canada's Pop Culture

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Guy, Jonathan Rowell, Oliver, and Margaret
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Jonathan Rowell
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Oliver Wang
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Margaret Wappler

Guy, Margaret, and Oliver are joined by special guest, comedian and writer Jonathan Rowell to talk about Mexico and Canada's pop culture. Sabado Gigante, Walter Mercado, You Can't Do That On Television, Porky's and so much more! Plus, The Pop Rocket Book Club talks all about Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel.

With Guy Branum, Oliver Wang, Margaret Wappler and guest Jonathan Rowell

That’s My Jam:

Jonathan Rowell - Donny Hathaway – We’re Still Friends (Live)
Oliver Wang - Betty Davis – Politician Man
Margaret Wappler - Feist – The Circle Married the Line
Guy Branum - Fergie – M.I.L.F.$

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Fireworks! w/ Charley Feldman and Abby Bolt

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Guests: 
Charley Feldman
Guests: 
Abby Bolt

Hello Buddies and Happy (Belated) Birthday America! Yes, it was the Fourth of July this week and that means one thing: FIREWORKS! Awesome Internet person Charley Feldman joins us to discuss the bombastic bangers! Fireworks can be beautiful, but they can also be very useful in the apocalypse! Useful or beautiful, they are also very dangerous. Every year, there are wildfire and injuries related to fireworks. We're joined once again by Andie's sister and wildland fire expert Abby Bolt to discuss the risks. Abby also gives us an update on the wild fires that occurred in the Bolt's home town. Take a listen and be sure to share!

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