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Wonderful! Ep. 34: Master Bwuce


Griffin's favorite defunct video platform! Rachel's favorite TED Talk about talkin'! Griffin's favorite decisions in video games! Rachel's favorite appendage decoration!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

Ep. 175: A Royal Good Time: Englishman Humphrey Ker Joins Pop Rocket to Talk Meghan & Harry

Guy, Humphrey, Margaret and Andrew
Pop Rocket
Humphrey Ker
Guy Branum
Margaret Wappler
Andrew Ti

This week, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Andrew Ti are joined by British actor and comedian Humphrey Ker. The gang takes a look at the biggest transatlantic pairing of the year: The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Humphrey is all about Eurovision, the global music competition that showcases some of the best singing--and host banter--in the world. Margaret is all about the podcast Cocaine and Rhinestones, which tells the history of country music, warts and all. Guy is all about The Party, a movie he was certain he would hate, but it flipped his expectations in the best possible way. Andrew is all about the cancellation and swift revival of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The panel will discuss the upcoming Royal Wedding, why this sort of extravaganza captures the attention of a global audience and why it was worth a Lifetime TV movie.

With Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Andrew Ti and Humphrey Ker.

That’s My Jam:

Humphrey Ker - Françoise Hardy - Comment Te Dire Adieu?.

Andrew Ti - The Fitness - Day Job

Margaret Wappler - Liz Phair - Fuck and Run.

Guy Branum Mohammed Assaf - Dommi Falastini.

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to our Spotify playlists.

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 Laura Swisher for Edited by Julian Burrell.

Lady to Lady EP. 278 "Move on to the Next Mistake" ft. Kailynn West

Lady to Lady
Kailynn West

Podcast producer Kailynn West (@tinystills) and the ladies talk about ways to weaponize shame, challenging yourself in the name of growth, tour stories, stories about piercings, Tess talks about her phone number twin, Kailynn promotes her new record "Laughing into the Void" out June 1st. Produced by Kailynn West, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Sage Francis & B. Dolan- The Laugh Track of Awesomeness

Jonah Raydio
Sage Francis
B. Dolan

“[I’m a]better ping pong player than a slam poet.”- Sage Francis

Very Podcast this week. Sage Francis and B. Dolan, separately amazing road warrior MCs and together THE EPIC BEARD MEN supergroup you’ve been waiting for came and sit down with Jonah, Cash, and a commute harried Neil Mahoney. We talk how Malaysian food is the cuisine of the future, how the two of them have been working to keep their shows safe spaces, Scribble Jam, the periodic table of hip hop elements, the fun of doing “fantasy rap”, and we go deep on how Slam Poetry is a system that can be manipulated. Fascinating stuff from fascinating guys. Myself, I was a little starstruck. We didn’t play a ton of music on this show, but please check out both Sage and B. Dolan, separately and together


DIYMFS- Epic Beard Men

Let Them Eat War- Bad Religion
Let Them Eat Emily- Bad Religion

Graffiti Busters- B. Dolan

Two Different Worlds- Epic Beard Men

International Waters Ep. 122: Infested With Chihuahuas

Mawaan Rizwan, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Louis Virtel, Inkoo Kang
Dave Holmes

Mawaan Rizwan, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Inkoo Kang and Louis Virtel join host, Dave Holmes, to the Princess Bride, Elvis’s career and THE ROYAL WEDDING!

Emily wants to plug her appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and recommends the band Young Fathers.

Mawaan wants to plug his and Emily’s radio show on BBC Asian Network.

Inkoo wants to plug her writing and recommends the Netflix documentary “Wild Wild Country.”

Louis wants to plug his podcast Keep It and recommends Kylie Minogue’s newest album "Golden."

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.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Laura Swisher and Julian Burrell.

MBMBaM 406: Face 2 Face: Sweet Dreams, Timothy


Travis is on vacation this week, so we're happy to present to you our live show in gorgeous Columbus, Ohio from our most recent tour! It's got thrills, chills and spills, and also a new method for handling audience questions that resulted in some REAL humdingers.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 531: Mist Connections with Alison Rosen

Alison Rosen

Alison Rosen joins Jordan and Jesse as they "candy up" and get into a discussion of Alison's son's media diet, the similarities of Jesse's baby Curtis to an afro-haitian dancer, and how the title of Alison's new book (Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)) was inspired by a party thrown by Maria Menounos. Plus, Jordan has both a new dresser and a pet dilemma and a momentous occasion call helps remind everyone that there is still some magic in the world.

CIPYD 143: My Mutt Minute and Tug's New Leash on Life


Strap the heck in listeners, we've got a crazy show for you! To ease you in we have a classic Dog's We Met This Week where Allegra tells us about the EXCITED dog she met at the vet! Then, we've got a brand new segment in lieu of Mutt Minute. Plus, Tug's got a new leash and he want everyone to know about it!

Buckle in your Basset and tune in!

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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Mr. Plow w/ Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn

This week, we dig into the archives to bring you an episode from long before the podcast joined Max Fun. We're keeping it in the family though, we'll revisit our conversation with Jesse Thorn ("Bullseye," "Jordan, Jesse, Go!") on the classic episode "Mr. Plow." We're also announcing that we're adding episodes from the archives to the Max Fun website. Make sure you tune in till the end of this episode; Julia, Allie, and Jesse will sing the Mr. Plow commercial theme song. You don't wanna miss it!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Robert Smigel and Gillian Jacobs

Robert Smigel
Gillian Jacobs

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Photo credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Robert Smigel on his film 'The Week Of'

Robert Smigel is probably best known as the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. The creation of Triumph was conceived while Smigel was a head writer at "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in the late 90's.

Triumph's debut was in a recurring comedy skit about unusually talented dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Triumph performed alongside dog sock puppets who played banjos, some performed magic tricks, and there was even plate spinners. With a cigar in his mouth Triumph closed out the sketch with his now iconic brand of comedy. Over the years, the character has returned to make fun of Star Wars nerds, start feuds with rappers like Eminem at the VMAs, and more recently heckling politicians for a hilarious election special.

Smigel spent decades on Saturday Night Live as a writer, producer, and sometimes even had recurring roles -- he played Carl in the Bill Swerski's Superfans sketches. That's the one where the Chicago sports fans talk about their love of "DA Bears." Robert also the creator of an SNL staple – "Saturday TV Funhouse" – the recurring skit on SNL which features cartoons. Including: The Ambiguously Gay Duo, X-Presidents, and The All-New Adventures of Mr. T.

Now, Robert Smigel's a writer and director. Together with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock he made a new movie called "The Week Of." In it, Sandler plays Kenny, a working class guy from Long Island who can't really afford the wedding he'd like to give his daughter. Chris Rock plays Kirby, a heart surgeon from LA and the father of the groom. Kirby has the money to help out with everything, but Sandler's character has hard a time accepting it.

Robert talks to Jesse about what it's like to be a father, and why he isn't sure his kids will find pleasure in the comedy he does as Triumph much longer. Plus, he breaks down what really happened when he was showrunning "The Dana Carvey" show.

Click here to listen to this interview on YouTube!

Photo: Jesse Thorn

Gillian Jacobs on her new film 'Ibiza'

If you're a fan of Gillian Jacobs, it's probably because of her work in television. For six seasons, Gillian Jacobs played Britta Perry on the hit comedy show "Community." On the surface it was a show about a study group at a community college who are unlikely friends. But in a way "Community" was a television show about television and film conventions. It's full of meta-humor, parodies and messed around with typical television tropes. She also played Mimi-Rose on HBO's Girls. And on Netflix's Love, which just wrapped up its third and final season, she starred as Mickey.

In her latest film "Ibiza," Gillian plays Harper. She's a quiet New Yorker in her early 30s who works at a PR firm. Her life changes when she gets sent on an important work trip to Barcelona, Spain. Harper brings along her two party animal friends - Nikki, played by Vanessa Bayer and Leah, played by Phoebe Robinson. The three friends take a trip to Ibiza, hundreds of miles away from where she's supposed to be. What could go wrong? Well, the film turns into a wild ride.

Gillian tells us why Harper is the first character she's played that is most like her. Plus, she tell us how she found herself in high school theater.

Click here to listen to this interview on YouTube!

The Outshot: Mr. Turner

It's hard to make an interesting biopic about anything. Now, imagine having to make a film based around the last twenty-five years of the life and career of painter J. M. W. Turner. It has to be tough, right? Making brushstrokes and landscape paintings interesting … well, director Mike Leigh nails it with the help of Timothy Spall's portrayal of Turner.

Click here to listen to this segment on YouTube!

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