Mark and Hal dive into history, their childhoods, and science to come away with a clean victory for one of these forms of soap!
We all know (or may have been one of) those teens that listen to the edgiest music and wear the edgiest clothes, so let's talk about them! From black and white checkered belts to "old" shoes and even the sisters' new band, The Altourniquets, we went FULL AlternaTeens and we want you there for it.
Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
This week, we're hungrily tearing into the new Ellen DeGeneres/Drew Barrymore collabo First Dates, in which a bunch of folks go on First Dates with varying degrees of success. It's a breath of fresh air, y'all.
This week’s episode is only mildly off the rails! We have a Dog Update in place of Dogs We Met This Week. Allegra tells Renee all about the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, HER FUTURE DOG?! Only time will tell. Plus, we learn about Barry and the Saint Bernard Rescue Dogs, and talk to Jarret and Rachel Palmer about their dogs Norma and Gizmo! Grab the nearest terrier and tune in!
Guy Branum is a comedian, writer, actor, podcaster, and now host of his own new TV show, Talk Show The Game Show. Before his career in media, he had his sights set on being a lawyer, completing a law degree and passing the bar exam before leaving that life behind. He realized he had an overwhelming passion for pop culture, and he began his career in stand-up. Eventually, he landed a writing and commentator position on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and is now a writer on The Mindy Project. He is the host of Bullseye's sister show and Maximum Fun's own Pop Rocket podcast.
In this extended interview, Guy tells Jesse about his new show and some of the challenges that came with creating it. He shares what it was like growing up gay in a farming town outside of Sacramento, his journey of coming out to his family and friends, and why he uses the word "charming" so often.
You can watch Guys show every Wednesday at 10/9c on truTV.
Academic and writer Emily Lordi makes the case for why Donny Hathaway's live album deserves to be added to the canon of classic music. She tells us why this 1972 record, largely made up of covers of other people's songs, is so essential to understanding the black artistic experience at the time.
If you want to know more about this album, Emily's 33 ⅓ book on the album is out now.
Performer and podcaster Stacey McLachlan joins us to talk MasterChef Junior, shopping sprees, and Irish stuff.
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Fan favorite Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the most popular monster trucks, half jingles from commercials you can't quite remember, and Chris's upcoming hip replacement surgery.
We've got over 350 hours of podcasts under our belt, which, according to Malcolm Gladwell, means we've fully mastered the craft. We're turning our attention to loftier endeavors, now: Namely, training up the greatest laser tag outfit this world has ever known.
Suggested talking points: Before Transformers and the Furious, Hidden Gold, Laser CQC, Downton Bluejeans, Video Game Talent Show, Riding a Bike, The True Island Time King
When the Enterprise crew is hot on the trail of some inter-dimensional murderers, they can't help but dress for the occasion. But when the second in a two part episode (which could really have been three, or only one) devolves into an incoherent mess, we decide to rewrite it ourselves. What is the one impression we refuse to do? What do Data snitches get, if not stitches? How much less is less, and how much more is more? It's the episode that does not lack conviction!
As a thank you for making our first Max Fun Drive such a great success, we're happy to provide you with this special BONUS episode of Tights and Fights.
Julian Burrell, producer of the show, chats with Charlotte Wilder. She recently wrote an article for SB Nation detailing her experience of watching Wrestlemania as a complete wrestling outsider. She tells Julian all about which matches caught her eye, whether she'll keep watching wrestling... and how she feels about Roman Reigns.
Next, author Lindsey Kelk was at Wrestlemania in Orlando! Before the show got started, she spoke with some wrestlers from WWE's current roster and asked them some of YOUR Facebook questions! Those interviewed include Seth Rollins, Alex Bliss, Cesaro, Shaemus and more.