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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 35 - Desperado

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow
Guests: 
Glen Weldon

We're back this week with a review of Robert Rodriguez's Desperado, which has nothing to do with the song by the Eagles, as far as we can tell. Plus, we're joined by Pop Culture Happy Hour's Glen Weldon to chat about the Movie That Made Him, and we'll help you make the most of this holiday season by suggesting some excellent, sophisticated movie/food pairings.

Glen is the author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, and you can (and should!) follow him on Tumblr and Twitter.

For next week's show, we'll be watching Olympus Has Fallen, which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Ep. 37: Parenting Online

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Kelle Hampton

Biz and Theresa discuss social media and parenting, from over-sharing to privacy settings to ignoring the fear that the internet is going to ruin your child's life. (I know my child is a genius but I did post that picture of her shitting in the tub, soooooo...life ruined?) Biz suggests the best way to get over the fear of not always being there for your child is to sit on them...forever. And, we talk with author and blogger Kelle Hampton, who learned when she gave birth to a daughter with Down syndrome that honesty is the best tool a parent has.

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Enjoying the Small Things
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Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected -- A Memoir, by Kelle Hampton

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)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com)

Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident Ep. 80: Damien Neva from Next Model Management coaches Dave on his modeling dreams.

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Guests: 
Damien Neva
Guests: 
Shaina Feinberg, Ian Ball

The mysterious hiatus is over and Dave's bandages have been removed as episode 80 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident is here like a goddamn freight train. This time around I sit down with Damien Neva from Next Model Management for one of the most glamorous episodes yet. Get your shit together as Damien and I sit down to discuss topics including but not limited to what I need to do to take my modeling career to the next level, how hard it is to get a decent cappucino in America, what male models talk about in their most private of moments, that shithole Milan, Drakkar Noir, how he hates the smell of pancakes, and about 500 other topics most people can't handle. In short, this one pretty much has everything, including my secretary Shaina Feinberg and Ian Ball's Hot Jamz. For more information on this podcast and other important Dave-related topics, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com. Also, follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. I really need this.

Stay street,
Dave Hill

Dave Hill Performs at Creaghead & Company

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Date: 
12/18/2013 - 19:30 - 22:00
City: 
Brooklyn
Venue Name: 
Union Hall -702 Union Street

Dave Hill performs at Wards of Merkin show

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Date: 
12/19/2013 - 20:00 - 22:00
City: 
Brooklyn
Venue Name: 
Saint Vitus Bar - 1120 Manhattan Ave

Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets with Dave Hill and Valley Lodge

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Date: 
01/10/2014 - 20:00 - 23:00
City: 
Brooklyn
Venue Name: 
Union Hall -702 Union Street

Join Dave, Valley Lodge and guests Har Mar Superstar, Jackie Kashian, Doug Gillard, Mike Bocchetti, Ben Lerman and Jodi Lennon. TIckets here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/443577?

Judge John Hodgman Episode 137: Six Feet Plunder

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Friends Brittany and Reg bring their case before the court. On an amble through a cemetery after Christmas, Brittany found hundreds of potted Christmas trees left graveside. She saw that they weren't being cared for, and hoping to save them from the trash, took the trees and replanted them elsewhere. Her friend Reg says this is tantamount to grave-robbing since it was done without permission. He insists that Brittany was wrong to take the trees, no matter her intention. Who's right? Who's wrong?

To join the conversation about this episode or view THE OCTOBANANA, please click on the Forum link below!

Also, thanks to Paul Ruh for suggesting this week's case name! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman! We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Throwing Shade Web Series #20: American Horror Story & Yeardley Smith (#113)

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FOD’s Throwing Shade #20 featuring the incomparable Yeardley Smith is now live!

Everyone is confused this week: Erin tries to wrap her brain around American Horror Story, Bryan can’t understand why twitter wasn’t thankful for Kinky Boots, and special guest Yeardley Smith asks why anyone wouldn’t want to wear gold lame and ride camels. It’s like a conversation with your great aunt, except afterwards you won’t feel sad inside!


Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Henry Bushkin on Johnny Carson

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Show: 
Bullseye

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Troubled, Brilliant and Intensely Private: A Look Back at American Icon Johnny Carson with "Bombastic Bushkin"

The late night show is still a staple of pop culture. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Fallon all hold their own interviewing celebrities and delivering monologues -- but there's no single late night show that is appointment viewing for all people, no host as essential as Johnny Carson, the thirty-year Tonight Show host and television icon.

He was publicly known by many, Johnny Carson didn't have a lot of close personal friends. Though he was fun and friendly on-screen -- cavorting with celebrities like Jimmy Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra -- off-screen, he was very private and hid his emotions well.

It says a lot that Carson once described Henry Bushkin, his lawyer and business associate, as his "best friend". Bushkin came on to Carson's team as a fixer, someone to take care of his problems both professional and personal.

This week, Mike Pesca fills in for Jesse and talks to Bushkin, who served as Carson’s lawyer and closest confidante for nearly two decades. Dubbed ‘The Bombastic Bushkin,’ his relationship with Carson was a mix of professional and personal and he witnessed some of the icon’s darkest moments. Their friendship and business relationship eventually soured, but not before Bushkin collected a wide variety of experiences. This week, Bushkin dives into those privileged moments, from the good to the bad.

Bushkin’s new book, which recounts his time with Carson, is called, simply, Johnny Carson.

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The Dissolve on New Releases: Folk Stories in Inside Llewyn Davis and Fascinating Footage from Narco Cultura

Editorial Director Keith Phipps and Editor Scott Tobias from film site The Dissolve stop by to recommend the best films this winter has to offer. They recommend you check out the new movie from the Coen brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis and a film that examines both sides of drug cartel culture, Narco Cultura.

You can find both films in select theaters nationwide this week.

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Canonball: Wire’s Pink Flag with Jim DeRogatis

Sometimes we like to take a flying leap into the canon of popular music and find albums that deserve a closer look. This week, Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ's Sound Opinions guides us through the art-punk band Wire’s debut album, Pink Flag. He'll tell us why you don't necessarily have to have mega-musical talent to make a great song -- just some brilliant ideas.

You can hear Jim DeRogatis weekly on his nationally-distributed public radio show, Sound Opinions, or find his writing at WBEZ.org.

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Lisa Kudrow Talks Friends, Brain Science and Playing the Eternal Optimist

In the ‘90s and early 2000s, Lisa Kudrow was part of an elite, six-member group. America tuned in to NBC every week as this tight-knit collective went through the ordinary struggles of twenty and thirty-somethings living in New York City. The show was called Friends and, in its decade-long run, it was one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.

Kudrow won an Emmy for her role as Phoebe Buffay, the ditzy member of the ensemble who is sometimes optimistic to a fault. Whether she’s singing about her odorous feline or recounting cringe-inducing tales from her colorful past, Phoebe retained a sense of playfulness that brightened even the darkest aspects of her character.

Since Friends, she's played some characters with darker sides -- people defined by their narcissistic tendencies. On Web Therapy, she plays Fiona Wallice, a therapist who limits her patients to three minutes a session, since the rest is usually boring filler. The series shows Fiona's professional and personal life through sessions with patients that usually have their fair share of quirks.

Jesse Thorn spoke with Lisa Kudrow in 2012. Web Therapy is now in its fourth season online.

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The Outshot: Keith Olbermann’s Return to Sports

This week, Mike Pesca cheers sports journalist turned political pundit Keith Olbermann's return to the world of sports, with his ESPN2 show, Olbermann.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 298 - Hawksley Workman

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Guests: 
Hawksley Workman

Musician Hawksley Workman joins us to talk savage housecats, flat tires, and haunted schools.

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