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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Baron Davis & Paul Dano

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Baron Davis
Guests: 
Paul Dano

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Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

"How Hard Are You Willing to Play for Nothing?" NBA All-Star Turned Documentarian Baron Davis on 'The Drew', LA's Pro-Am League

Baron Davis is a two-time NBA All-Star. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, and went on to play for several other teams before his most recent stint in the New York Knicks. He was barely middle-school age when he started playing in the Drew League, a pro-am league named after Charles R. Drew Junior High School in South Los Angeles. The Drew was a place for amateurs to play competitively, to begin careers, and help build existing ones. A number of NBA players, including Baron Davis, have returned to the Drew in the off-season to hone their skills. The Drew has also fostered a sense of community, and created a safe haven away from gang activity.

Davis joins us to talk about his early days in the Drew, recovering from injury, and why he turned to filmmaking.

The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce has its world premiere at the LA Film Festival this week.

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Paul Dano on Capturing Brian Wilson's Essence, Slapping Daniel Day-Lewis and Turning 30

The new biopic Love & Mercy shows Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys during two different periods of his life. Paul Dano plays Wilson during the production of the critically acclaimed album Pet Sounds, as Wilson experiments with drugs and descends a bit into darkness. John Cusack plays Wilson in the late 80s and early 90s, as he suffers under the control of his legal guardian and struggles to wrest himself free.

Dano takes on Wilson's quiet spirit and gives us a glimpse into the mind of a musical innovator. His past work includes a breakout role as a silent teenager in Little Miss Sunshine, a novelist in Ruby Sparks, a power-hungry young preacher in There Will Be Blood and an overseer in 12 Years a Slave.

He joins us to talk about how physically playing music helped him connect to his character, feeling out the dynamics of Wilson's relationship with his father, playing opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood and what's changed since he turned 30.

Love & Mercy is in theaters now.

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The Outshot: Finding the Heart of a Song in Five Notes with "The Plum Blossom"

Jesse explains why he loves "The Plum Blossom", a beautiful song Yusef Lateef wrote for an instrument that only produces five notes.

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RISK! #637: Boyhood

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Wonder Dave, Ray Christian, and David Crabb share tales of times before they were men.
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RISK!
Guests: 
Wonder Dave
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Ray Christian
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David Crabb
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 377 - Katie-Ellen Humphries

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Katie-Ellen Humphries

Katie-Ellen Humphries returns to talk sober raves, walking to work, and losing an earbud in your head.

Download episode 377 here. (right-click)

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Randy Liedtke/Nate Fernald

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Randy Liedtke
Guests: 
Nate Fernald

Hello Babies! Emily has returned from tour and we're so happy to have her back in the stud'! Lots of stuff has happened in Emily and Lisa's lives, but none of that is as important as talking about Mad Max! Speaking of mad people, Mad Men has ended and we have thoughts on the finale! CHUNCH CHAT! Who would your corporate sponsor be? Wanna hear about the geniuses weird sex dreams? Comedian and podcaster Randy Liedtke joins us to discuss the bizarre symptoms that accompany Cotard Delusions. Which somehow leads to an in depth discussion about boob-related superpowers. Randy also shares some interesting coffee facts and tells us his EPIC Pace picante sauce story! We're joined by Dag Stevens, expert in pussy!

With:
Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Randy Liedtke
Nate Fernald

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MBMBaM 255: Kangaroo Jack Blood

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This week, we offer a treatise on modern critical thought, and how our cultural needs and desires have shifted as the critical process has become more democratized. Also, we go deep into Guy Fieri.

Suggested talking points: On the Run, Dilbert Reviews, Fast Spies, Daniel Craigslist, Two Pizzas, G'Day USA, Deals Warlock, Fighter Spreadsheets, Agent Fieri, Sushi Candy

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 380: Meowklyn with Blaine Capatch

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Blaine Capatch

Comedian and writer Blaine Capatch joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of their kids' viewing obsession, Jordan's visit to CatCon, and fundamentalist praying mantises.

Action Item: call in with your Summer Boy Activities! 206-984-4FUN!

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Pop Rocket: Episode 22 Official Summer Jams 2015 Search Committee

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Wynter and Guy
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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
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Margaret Wappler
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Oliver Wang

The team are excited about Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, the TV show Cucumber and the FIFA corruption investigation. But all that’s just a warm-up for Guy’s Official 2015 Summer Jam Search Committee.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

Submit a song to Guy’s Official 2015 Summer Jam Search Committee via our Spotify playlist.

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

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One Bad Mother Episode 108: Toy Guns, plus guest Sarah Thyre

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Sarah Thyre

Who needs two tickets to the gun show? These guys! Biz and Theresa test the bonds of friendship by talking about our respective stances on toy gun play. Plus, Biz returns to her roots, Theresa gets a 24-hour vacation, and we talk to the very funny actress and writer Sarah Thyre.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 100 - Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we're breaking major ground by doing two things never before done in Wham Bam Pow history: we're reviewing TWO movies, and one of those reviews is a re-review. That's right, not only are we taking a look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, we're also stepping back and digging deeper into Mad Max: Fury Road, a movie that didn't get a fair shake the first time around. Plus, lots of goofy puns in honor of episode 100! WHAM!

Next week we'll be watching The Core which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant!

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TS188:Caitlyn Jenner, Broke Back Bachelorette, Period Taxes, w/ Guest Alie Ward

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Throwing Shade
Caitlyn Jenner is here and she's not taking "no" for an answer! Plus, The Bachelorette, TV's classiest hour, fakes a gay love affair between Clint Arliss and JJ Lane. And did you know period products are taxed in most countries because they're considered a luxury good? And our good pal, Alie Ward (Unique Sweets, Innovation Nation), joins us to talk Nash Bridges and the bullet ant. 
 
Let the haters begin! 
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