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Sawbones: Ebola

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin we try to help you understand ebola, and in doing so, maybe be just a little less freaked out about it.

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

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Sergio Mendes and The Pogues’ James Fearnley

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Bullseye
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Sergio Mendes
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James Fearnley
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Brent Weinbach


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Sergio Mendes on the, "very sensual, very romantic," Sounds of Bossa Nova

For a time, Sergio Mendes was the most famous Brazilian musician in the world. He grew up learning classical piano, heard Dave Brubeck's "Take 5" and took a turn towards a jazzier sound. His band Brasil '66 was at the forefront of a bossa nova explosion that introduced the genre to listeners across the world.

Throughout his career, Mendes has collaborated with many artists, including saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley and Janelle Monae. But he also once collaborated with Harrison Ford… in an unexpected way. He'll explain.

Mendes will talk about how his music has evolved over the years, why his encounters with other musicians have been so important, and why the sensual, romantic sound of bossa nova has such universal appeal.

Sergio Mendes' new album is called Magic. To find out where he's going next on his tour, check out his website.

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Comedy: Brent Weinbach at MaxFunCon 2014

Abstract. Experimental. Weird. Funny. Those are all good words to describe Brent Weinbach. But none of them come close to summing up how special he is. Or the faces he made during this set. You'll just to have to imagine those.

He performed for us at the most recent MaxFunCon -- as part of a comedy showcase in the woods. We present part of his set here to you.

Tickets for MaxFunCon 2015 go on sale November 28th. You can find more of Brent Weinbach's upcoming shows on his website.

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James Fearnley: Heavy Drinking in a Minivan and Navigating Irish-English Relations

James Fearnley plays accordion for the English folk/punk band The Pogues. The band formed in the early 1980s, and made a name for themselves with a Celtic-inspired sound.

Fearnley will talk about his time with the Pogues, how they finally decided that frontman Shane MacGowan had gone off the rails, and whether as an Englishman, Fearnley feels secure in the band's Irish heritage.

Fearnley's memoir is called Here Comes Everybody: The Story of The Pogues.

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Outshot: Black Jesus

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What Jesus lived in America, in 2014? Jesse will tell you why Black Jesus, a new show from Adult Swim, is so affecting.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 346 - Christina Walkinshaw

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Comedian Christina Walkinshaw joins us to talk Tinder, the X-Files, and TED Talks.

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

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MBMBaM 224: Pubic Snakes

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This episode isn't exactly a Halloween Spooktacular, but that doesn't mean it's not terrifying. We dip into unconventional horrors, like flushing food down the toilet, as well as the intimate grooming habits of mythological creatures.

Suggested talking points: Souvies, An Erotic Nightmare, October 32nd, Spooketti, Sitting Ones, Toilet Food, Relationship Evidence, Die-athalon

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Double Take

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RISK!
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Ben Garant
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Kristina Wong
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Greg Stone
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Amy Shephard

Ben Garant, Kristina Wong, Greg Stone and Amy Shephard share stories of surprises they found inside themselves.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 349: God's Autograph with Pat Francis

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Comedian and podcaster Pat Francis joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of getting autographs, Rick Springfield, and Santa movies.

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International Waters: Episode 37 Give the Parrot Some Dialogue

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Craig Cackowski
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Janie Haddad Tompkins
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Carrie Quinlan
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David Quantick

Craig Cackowski, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Carrie Quinlan and David Quantick join host, Dave Holmes for crisp tasting, Dylan slating and gangster film translating.

Other useful links this week:

Craig Cackowski wants to plug the Drunk History Season 1&2 DVD Release and recommends the PBS show How We Got To Now, a science show that explains how we got to the present day’s scientific accomplishments.

Janie Haddad Tompkins thinks that since you like listening to this podcast, you might like listening to podcasts. She therefore wants to plug her own Janie and Aaron Does Hollywood podcast and wants to recommend Serial, the new podcast from This American Life - we love it too!

Carrie Quinlan wants to plug her own availability for writing and acting work and her current appearances in BBC radio show, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. Carrie recommends author, Patrick Ness and his book A Monster Calls.

David Quantick is currently writing writing on series 4 of Veep and you can buy his book How To Write Everything and recommends prog rocker Robert Wyatt.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Amy Poeler’s book Yes Please.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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Ross and Carrie Bust a Gut: Laughter Yoga Edition

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Ross and Carrie giggle for three days straight when they join the delightfully odd world of laughter yoga. Accompany them to a gibberish party, a laughter yoga phone meeting, and a laughter yoga concert. Extra points to anyone who can get through 10 minutes without giggling.

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The Flop House: Episode #164 - 300: Rise of an Empire

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The Flop House

Thus we enter November, the month known for having “No” theme. And, appropriately, we watched one of the most generic of modern action sequels, 300: Rise of an Empire. Meanwhile, Elliott lectures on Noid avoidance, Dan makes a public apology relating to one type of music and attacks another, and Stu makes an exciting announcement for enjoyers of comical books.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 73 - Galaxy Quest

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we all agree to never give up, never surrender, and always watch Galaxy Quest! Plus, we get caught up with all of the Hollywood happenings and recite all of the Star Trek movies.

Cameron's album is available RIGHT NOW on iTunes -- be sure to pick it up!

Next week, we will be watching Birdman, which is currently available in theaters.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

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