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Judge John Hodgman Episode 381: Jerky Duty

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Adara brings the case against her friend, Bobby. They host a radio show together and Bobby likes to do fake celebrity phone calls on air. Adara thinks that while it’s sometimes funny, it’s not always successful. She would like him to limit his fake calls. Who's right? Who's wrong?

PLEASE NOTE: This episode makes a brief, glancing reference to the Predator movies. It was recorded weeks before recent news emerged about the problematic personnel decisions that took place in the production of newest Predator sequel.

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY ADARA:

Here are a few clips from the radio show, where Bobby does some impressions:

Dr. Oz

Robert Downey Jr

How fake calls have created problems (Bobby talking about baseball)

Justin Bieber

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Thank you to Adam Labonte for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Us3- Jonah Neil and Cash

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Show: 
Jonah Raydio

L’Tovah Podcast, guys! Jonah got his voice back and was leaving for London later this afternoon, so we got one in while we were all there. It was a classic JRaydio hang. We did the new Music News (now without jokes!), had a jam session of SFX and music to open the show and Jonah talks about the other podcast he’s getting into.

We are going to be banking some episodes in the coming weeks for when Jonah goes on tour with MST3K, so if you got something you want us to hear, you want to yell at us or need that patented “Big Neil Energy” to push that creative project across the finish line, hit us up at names o’ the show at gmail dot com.

Also, that story about the Beatles having a knuckle shuffle group meeting came out after we recorded, so we don’t touch it.

SONGS

Drop Jam is backed by Dirty Vegas

Pressers- Shredders -coming soon

Nightbirds- Obvious from the Album Who Killed Mike Hunchback

Dillinger Four- Coulda Benn a Contender

The Mountain Goats- This Year

#185 - Best School Subject

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With school back in session, Mark and Hal take at look at your course schedule and tell you which class is the best in class of classes...

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 548: Deez Nuts Woof Woof with Ben Blacker

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Guests: 
Ben Blacker

Writer and podcaster Ben Blacker joins Jordan and Jesse for a debate over what should be included in the holy trinity of dippin' sauces, a rundown of Ben's ambitious weekend including a birthday party talent show, and a new mystery from Jordan concerning his jocular swimming coach, and the discovery of a very important note from Jesse's wife that could change his life forever. Plus, Ben has a new comic book coming out called Hex Wives!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 27: A Mamet of Double-Crosses

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When ride shares are taken to their limit, television becomes a priority. But when Adam and Ben decide to take a break from rides they both turn towards the written word—and image, of Star Trek: Discovery - Succession, Issue 4. What's new with Fuckboi Emperor? Can you trust anyone in the mirror universe? How's that gas treating you?

It's the episode that finishes one arc but opens the elevator on another.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 154: Sideshow Bob Roberts w/ Bobcat Goldthwait

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Guests: 
Bobcat Goldthwait

A couple weeks ago we discussed a classic Sideshow Bob episode… and this week we're back at it with another terrifying episode featuring Sideshow Bob! Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait joins us to discuss "Sideshow Bob Roberts." In the episode, Sideshow Bob is unveiled as the Republican candidate for the Springfield mayoral election. It's safe to say things will get a little political in this episode. If you're a fan of old school election campaign jingles you're in for a real treat! You can check out Bobcat's new television series "Misfits and Monsters" on TruTV and on demand now.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Amy Sedaris and Paul Reiser

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Amy Sedaris
Guests: 
Paul Reiser

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: TruTV

Amy Sedaris On Her New Show: At Home with Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris's TruTv show "At Home with Amy Sedaris" is up for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, so we're bringing back our interview with her from 2017.

Amy's made a career playing characters - and we say this with absolutely *zero* shade intended - people who are kind of grotesque and weird- the weirder the better! There's Jerri Blank from "Strangers with Candy" - a middle-aged high school student with an overbite, weird highlights, and a penchant for mom jeans. There's also Mimi Kanasis- the crazed, kinda plastic-y, socialite on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." On "At Home with Amy Sedaris," she pretty much plays herself. She talks with Jesse about how that's a transition out of her normal comfort zone.

Also discussed: rabbits (she has one), monkfish (they smell bad when they're dead), and Girl Scout badges (she has them all!)

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Paul Reiser on Dramatizing The Tonight Show's Golden Days.

Paul Reiser is, of course, a long time stand up. Alongside Helen Hunt, he starred in the hit sitcom "Mad About You." He's great in Amazon's "Red Oaks," Netflix's "Stranger Things," he was in "Whiplash," too. He's also the creator of the Hulu TV series "There's...Johnny!."

It's set in the early 70s, behind the scene of the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." Reiser knew Carson about as well as anybody could. He dishes on what it was like appearing on his show almost a dozen times, how the show came together, and what it was like following up a hit show like "Mad About You."

The interview originally aired in 2017.

The Outshot: Who Needs Donuts?

Finally, for this week's Outshot: Who needs "Who Needs Donuts?" You need "Who Needs Donuts?"

This segment originally aired in 2017.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 547 - Andy Haynes

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Guests: 
Andy Haynes

Comedian Andy Haynes returns to talk ringette, the fair, and the aquarium.

Download episode 547 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 424: The Fly-Swallow YouTube Challenge

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We're back and we're so excited about The Predator! Like, unreasonably excited. We're pretty sure that our fear of Predator has boiled over, and crystallized into excitement in our minds. THAT PREDATOR, THOUGH!!!

Suggested talking points: Predator Predators, Tooth Box, Accidental Pizza Birds, Secret Scoops of Nutella, Yahoo Fiction Corner, Magician-in-Law

Ep 9 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: Neatness (and Body) Counts

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Guests: 
Lili Pettit
Guests: 
Doug Tornquist

We explore two of the most efficient ways to get organized: Decluttering... and murder! First, Clutter Healing’s Lili Pettit teaches us how to live better by cleaning up our personal environment. And then we watch a space monster declutter the Central American jungle environment by clearing away all the unsightly humans. Yes, Paula and Adam review the 1987 Schwarzenegger-infused action classic “Predator” to help you decide whether the upcoming sequel, “The Predator” will be worth your time and money.

House band
Doug Tornquist, tuba

Guests

Lili Pettit
Founder, Clutter Healing

Website: ClutterHealing.com
Twitter: @ClutterHealing
Instagram: @clutterhealing
Facebook: @ClutterHealing

Doug Tornquist
Tuba
Website: Doug Tornquist

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