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Sawbones: Appalachian Folk Medicine

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are passing your baby around a table leg as they explore the history of Appalachian folk cures live from Huntington, WV.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Nick Offerman, Billy Bragg and Dolly Parton

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This week's episode includes content from previous broadcasts. Check out the links below to listen and share each segment.

Nick Offerman Talks Moustaches, Woodworking and Luck

Nick Offerman is a man accustomed to being recognized. As city administrator Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation, he sports one of the most revered moustaches in recent television history. He'll explain why his moustache is may actually be more famous than he is.

Swanson has a lot in common with Offerman. They both pride themselves on masculinity and have a penchant for carpentry. But Offerman says there are some major differences between himself and the character he portrays; like the fact that Offerman took two semesters of ballet classes.

Offerman also talks about the joys and perils of growing up in a small town in Illinois, how he discovered his theatrical side, and why woodworking continues to be central to his life.

Offerman's book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living is now available in paperback. You can also catch his new comedy special on Netflix. It's called American Ham, and see him in the final season of Parks and Recreation, which begins January 13th.

This segment originally aired October, 15 2013.

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Billy Bragg on "The Song That Changed My Life": Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Billy Bragg performs politically-minded folk music with a punk rock edge, songs with a tone and attitude somewhere between Woody Guthrie and The Sex Pistols. But what led him to develop his voice as an artist?

As Bragg explains, one of the most pivotal moments in his life happened during his lunch break at a record store. He put on a record that changed his life: Bob Dylan's folk anthem The Times They Are A-Changin'.

Billy Bragg's latest album is called Tooth & Nail.

This segment originally aired April 23, 2012.

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Dolly Parton on Show-Business and Sacrifice

Dolly Parton's beautiful voice and musical talent could have carried her to some measure of success. But it was Parton's unwavering drive and embrace of hard work that made her a superstar.

Parton will talk about the personal sacrifices she made for professional success, the events that shaped her life and how she feels about them now.

She'll also share stories about childhood. Parton grew up in the mountains of Tennessee with a large family and a not-so-large home. You'll find out how her upbringing relates to one of her most-loved songs, "I Will Always Love You".

Parton's newest album, Blue Smoke is available now.

This segment originally aired December 11, 2012.

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The Outshot: Michael Mann's Thief

Jesse recommends the 1981 noir film Thief, starring James Caan. It's a crime thriller about one last big score, but it's just as much about running from loneliness and is about running from the cops. Director Michael Mann infuses it with a cool, dark beauty unlike any robbery film you've ever seen.

This segment originally aired July 8, 2013.

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RISK! Holiday Stories 6

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Hank Chen, Nicole Byer, Danny Lobell, Sandi Marx and Sam Feirstein share stories happy and horrific on The Holidays.
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RISK!
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Hank Chen
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Nicole Byer
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Danny Lobell
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Sandi Marx
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Sam Feirstein
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 353 - Abby Shumka

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Abby Shumka

Abby Shumka returns to talk baby stuff, driving stuff, and rats. Also, the annual SPY Secret Santa exchange.

Download episode 353 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 356: Pan Project with Marc Maron

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Marc Maron

Comedian, writer and podcaster Marc Maron joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Marc's pan smelting ambitions, Jordan's recent wedding trip, and the companies Marc has confronted on Twitter. Plus, Marc plays the harmonica.

See JJGo live in 2015 --

At the UCB on Franklin in Los Angeles on January 6th alongside the Bunker Buddies!
Tickets available here for $5.

At SF Sketchfest with My Brother, My Brother and Me on February 7th!
Get your tickets here!
Get more info here!

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MBMBaM 231: Candlenights 2014

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Well, we're here again with our family-friendly episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me, a celebration of our pan-religious, pan-sexual, personal pan holiday, Candlenights. This one was even more special because we recorded it live in Huntington, WV. Enjoy!

Suggested talking points: Nana's Christmas trial, great names for teen clothing stores, "I'm the lead singer of the Polyphonic Spree," the Kevlar elves, moped gangs.

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Matt Furie/Will Hines

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Baby Geniuses
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Matt Furie
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Will Hines

Hello babies! This week we are joined by artist and animator Matt Furie! We delve into the world of Simpsons foreign language translations and human garbage as nature! Matt talks to us about what he would do with his own planet and his dislike of Olaf! We are also joined by Leroy Hamms, who is an expert on... unconventional aliens. Enjoy!

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Matt Furie

Will Hines

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Song Exploder No. 25: The National

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Song Exploder
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Matt Berninger
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Aaron Dessner

The National formed in 1999. They’ve released six albums, and have been nominated for a grammy. Their music is everywhere from Game of Thrones, to Bob’s Burgers, to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. In 2013 they released their sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts, The band is made up of singer Matt Berninger along with two sets of brothers: guitarists Bryce and Aaron Dessner, who are twins, and Brian and Scott Devendorf, who play drums and bass, respectively. In this episode, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner break down “Sea of Love,” a song that they co-wrote. You’ll hear how it went from Aaron’s original guitar demo to a densely layered recording with contributions from their bandmates and others, and they’ll talk about how collaboration is an intrinsic part of their process and their band identity.

Buy "Sea of Love" on iTunes.

footnotes
Nirvana
Crazy Horse
Jimi Hendrix
Richard Reed Parry
Arcade Fire

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 80 - The Grandmaster

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we discuss one of the biggest pieces of movie news in recent months: the Sony hack and the decision to cancel the Christmas release of The Interview. Plus, Cameron and Rhea discuss the 2013 martial arts drama The Grandmaster and wonder if Pirates of the Caribbean 5 could be the breath of fresh air the series needs.

We are off for the next 2 weeks, but we will be back on January 9th with a look back at the movies of 2014 and a look ahead at what 2015 will bring. Happy holidays!

A very special thanks to Colin Anderson for engineering this week's recording.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

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Destination DIY Listener Credits Mashup!

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Thanks to all our wonderful listeners who made 2014 great for Destination DIY! Here's a mashup of some of the terrific folks who did our credits throughout the year. (With apologies to the ones we couldn't fit into the mashup.)
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